- Third Quarter Revenues from Continuing Operations Totaled $487 Million, An Increase of 4 Percent Over Prior-Year Quarter (or 9 Percent Excluding FX Translation Impacts)
- Q3 GAAP Operating Income from Continuing Operations of $30 Million
- Adjusted EBITDA in Q3 Totaled $70 Million; Higher Year-on-Year and Above Company's Guidance Range Due to Clean Earth Improvement Initiatives and Resulting Performance
- Q3 GAAP Earnings Per Share of $0.01 and Q3 Adjusted Earnings Per Share of $0.10
- Full Year 2022 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance Range Increased to Between $216 Million and $223 Million
CAMP HILL, PA (November 1, 2022) - Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC) today reported third quarter 2022 results. On a U.S. GAAP ("GAAP") basis, third quarter of 2022 diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.01. Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations in the third quarter of 2022 were $0.10. These figures compare with third quarter of 2021 GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.06 and adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.15.
GAAP operating income from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2022 was $30 million. Adjusted EBITDA was $70 million in the quarter, compared to the Company's previously provided guidance range of $54 million to $59 million.
“Harsco delivered solid third quarter results, reinforcing our position as a leading provider of recycling and reuse solutions within the industrial waste market,” said Chairman and CEO Nick Grasberger. “In the Clean Earth segment, we made tremendous progress during the quarter to boost overall performance and drive margins by focusing on key initiatives. These benefits offset external challenges within Harsco Environmental and support our improved guidance.
“Looking further to the future, the outlook for each of our businesses is promising. There is tremendous opportunity for additional improvements in CE that will further lift margins, while Harsco Environmental’s competitive position has never been stronger. HE continues to differentiate itself through best-in-class service and safety as well as innovation. Concerning the divestiture of our Rail business, we continue to manage the supply chain and inflationary impacts on a few large international contracts. Such efforts should reduce the economic risks of these contracts and facilitate the sale of the business. Overall, we’re confident that continued execution against our strategic initiatives and business growth, along with our focus on deleveraging the business and stronger cash flow, will deliver sustained value creation for our stakeholders over time.”
Harsco Corporation—Selected Third Quarter Results
|($ in millions, except per share amounts)||Q3 2022||Q3 2021|
|Revenues||$ 487||$ 470|
|Operating income from continuing operations- GAAP||$ 30||$ 27|
|Diluted EPS from continuing operations -GAAP||$ 0.01||$ 0.06|
|Adjusted EBITDA - Non GAAP||$ 70||$ 68|
|Adjusted EBITDA margin - Non GAAP||14.4 %||14.4%|
|Adjusted Diluted EPS -Non GAAP||$ 0.10||$ 0.15|
Note: Adjusted diluted earnings per share and adjusted EBITDA details presented throughout this release are adjusted for unusual items; in addition, adjusted diluted earnings per share is adjusted for acquisition-related amortization expense.
Consolidated Third Quarter Operating Results
Consolidated revenues from continuing operations were $487 million, an increase of 4 percent compared with the prior-year quarter. Clean Earth realized an increase in revenues compared to the second quarter of 2021 while Environmental revenues decreased due to currency translation impacts. Foreign currency translation negatively impacted third quarter 2022 revenues by approximately $24 million (5 percent), compared with the prior-year period.
The Company's GAAP operating income from continuing operations was $30 million for the third quarter of 2022, compared with GAAP operating income of $27 million in the same quarter of 2021. Meanwhile, adjusted EBITDA totaled $70 million in the third quarter of 2022 versus $68 million in the third quarter of the prior year. Clean Earth experienced higher adjusted EBITDA relative to the prior-year quarter, while Environmental's adjusted EBITDA was below the comparable quarter of 2021.
|($ in millions)||Q3 2022||Q3 2021|
|Revenues||$ 265||$ 270|
|Operating income -GAAP||$ 22||$ 28|
|Adjusted EBITDA - Non GAAP||$ 51||$ 56|
|Adjusted EBITDA margin- Non GAAP||19.1%||20.7%|
Environmental revenues totaled $265 million in the third quarter of 2022, an decrease of 2 percent compared with the prior-year quarter. This change is attributable to FX translation impacts, partially offset by higher ecoproductsTM volumes and services activity at certain sites. The segment's GAAP operating income and adjusted EBITDA totaled $22 million and $51 million, respectively, in the third quarter of 2022. These figures compare with GAAP operating income of $28 million and adjusted EBITDA of $56 million in the prior-year period. The year-on-year change in adjusted earnings reflects the above-mentioned FX impacts as well as lower commodity prices, operating cost inflation, and fewer asset sales relative to the prior-year quarter.
|($ in millions)||Q3 2022||Q3 2021|
|Revenues||$ 222||$ 200|
|Operating income (loss) - GAAP||$ 17||$ 10|
|Adjusted EBITDA - Non GAAP||$ 28||$ 21|
|Adjusted EBITDA margin- Non GAAP||12.7%||10.2%|
Clean Earth revenues totaled $222 million in the third quarter of 2022, an 11 percent increase over the prior-year quarter as a result of higher services pricing and volume growth from retail and industrial customers. The segment's GAAP operating income was $17 million and adjusted EBITDA was $28 million in the third quarter of 2022. These figures compare with $10 million of operating income and $21 million of adjusted EBITDA in the prior-year period. The year-on-year improvement in adjusted earnings resulted from price increases as well as cost reductions and operational efficiencies. These benefits were partially offset by inflationary impacts. As a result, Clean Earth's adjusted EBITDA margin increased to 12.7 percent in the third quarter of 2022 versus 10.2 percent in the comparable quarter of 2021.
Net cash provided by operating activities was $13 million in the third quarter of 2022, compared with net cash provided by operating activities of $33 million in the prior-year period. Free cash flow (excluding Rail) was $(31) million in the third quarter of 2022, compared with $2 million in the prior-year period. The change in free cash flow compared with the prior-year quarter is attributable to working capital changes, exclusive of account receivable securitization (some of which is timing related) as well as higher net capital spending and cash interest payments.
The Company has increased the mid-point of its 2022 adjusted EBITDA guidance to reflect an improved outlook for Clean Earth, partially offset by lower expectations for Environmental. Key drivers compared with prior guidance include the following; (1) Clean Earth: benefits from improvement initiatives and higher margins; and (2) Environmental: negative impacts from FX translation as well as lower service and ecoproductsTM volumes, which are largely attributable to the energy-crisis in Europe and rising interest rates. Summary Outlook highlights are as follows:
|2022 Full Year Outlook (Continuing Operations)||Current||August Outlook|
|GAAP Operating Income/(Loss)||$(44) - $(51) million||$(53) - $(63) million|
|Adjusted EBITDA||$216 - $223 million||$210 - $220 million|
|GAAP Diluted Earnings/(Loss) Per Share||$(1.52) - $(1.62)||$(1.58) - $(1.72)|
|Adjusted Diluted Earnings/(Loss) Per Share||$(0.02) - $0.08||$0.00 - $(0.13)|
|Free Cash Flow||$90 - 100 million||$115 - $125 million|
|Net Interest Expense||$70 - $71 million||$ 68 - $70 million|
|Pension Income (Non-Operating)||$8 million||$9 million|
|Net Capital Expenditures||$120 - $125 million||$125 - $13 million|
|Q4 2022 Outlook (Continuing Operations)|
|GAAP Operating Income||$8 - $15 million|
|Adjusted EBITDA||$47 - $54 million|
|GAAP Diluted Earnings/(Loss) Per Share||$(0.10) - $(0.19)|
|Adjusted Diluted Earnings/(Loss) Per Share||$(0.02) - $(0.12)|
The Company will hold a conference call today at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its results and respond to questions from the investment community. Those who wish to listen to the conference call webcast should visit the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.harsco.com. The live call also can be accessed by dialing (833) 634-5019, or (412) 902-4237 for international callers. Please ask to join the Harsco Corporation call. Listeners are advised to dial in approximately ten minutes prior to the call. If you are unable to listen to the live call, the webcast will be archived on the Company’s website.
The nature of the Company's business, together with the number of countries in which it operates, subject it to changing economic, competitive, regulatory and technological conditions, risks and uncertainties. In accordance with the "safe harbor" provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company provides the following cautionary remarks regarding important factors that, among others, could cause future results to differ materially from the results contemplated by forward-looking statements, including the expectations and assumptions expressed or implied herein. Forward-looking statements contained herein could include, among other things, statements about management's confidence in and strategies for performance; expectations for new and existing products, technologies and opportunities; and expectations regarding growth, sales, cash flows, and earnings. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of such terms as "may," "could," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "believe," "likely," "estimate," "outlook," "plan" or other comparable terms.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ, perhaps materially, from those implied by forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (1) changes in the worldwide business environment in which the Company operates, including changes in general economic conditions or changes due to COVID-19 and governmental and market reactions to COVID-19; (2) changes in currency exchange rates, interest rates, commodity and fuel costs and capital costs; (3) changes in the performance of equity and bond markets that could affect, among other things, the valuation of the assets in the Company's pension plans and the accounting for pension assets, liabilities and expenses; (4) changes in governmental laws and regulations, including environmental, occupational health and safety, tax and import tariff standards and amounts; (5) market and competitive changes, including pricing pressures, market demand and acceptance for new products, services and technologies; (6) the Company's inability or failure to protect its intellectual property rights from infringement in one or more of the many countries in which the Company operates; (7) failure to effectively prevent, detect or recover from breaches in the Company's cybersecurity infrastructure; (8) unforeseen business disruptions in one or more of the many countries in which the Company operates due to political instability, civil disobedience, armed hostilities, public health issues or other calamities; (9) disruptions associated with labor disputes and increased operating costs associated with union organization; (10) the seasonal nature of the Company's business; (11) the Company's ability to successfully enter into new contracts and complete new acquisitions or strategic ventures in the time-frame contemplated, or at all; (12) the Company's ability to negotiate, complete, and integrate strategic transactions; (13) failure to complete a divestiture of the Rail division, as announced on November 2, 2021 on satisfactory terms, or at all; (14) potential severe volatility in the capital or commodity markets; (15) failure to retain key management and employees; (16) the outcome of any disputes with customers, contractors and subcontractors; (17) the financial condition of the Company's customers, including the ability of customers (especially those that may be highly leveraged, have inadequate liquidity or whose business is significantly impacted by COVID-19) to maintain their credit availability; (18) implementation of environmental remediation matters; (19) risk and uncertainty associated with intangible assets; (20) the risk that the Company may be unable to implement fully and successfully the expected incremental actions at Clean Earth due to market conditions or otherwise and may fail to deliver the expected resulting benefits; and (21) other risk factors listed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports. A further discussion of these, along with other potential risk factors, can be found in Part II, Item 1A “Risk Factors,” of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2022, and Part I, Item 1A, "Risk Factors," of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021. The Company cautions that these factors may not be exhaustive and that many of these factors are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict. Accordingly, forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as a prediction of actual results. The Company undertakes no duty to update forward-looking statements except as may be required by law.
Measurements of financial performance not calculated in accordance with GAAP should be considered as supplements to, and not substitutes for, performance measurements calculated or derived in accordance with GAAP. Any such measures are not necessarily comparable to other similarly-titled measurements employed by other companies.
Adjusted diluted earnings per share: Adjusted diluted earnings per share is a non-GAAP financial measure and consists of diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations adjusted for unusual items and acquisition-related intangible asset amortization expense. It is important to note that such intangible assets contribute to revenue generation and that intangible asset amortization related to past acquisitions will recur in future periods until such intangible assets have been fully amortized. The Company’s management believes Adjusted diluted earnings per share is useful to investors because it provides an overall understanding of the Company’s historical and future prospects. Exclusion of unusual items permits evaluation and comparison of results for the Company’s core business operations, and it is on this basis that management internally assesses the Company’s performance. Exclusion of acquisition-related intangible asset amortization expense, the amount of which can vary by the timing, size and nature of the Company’s acquisitions, facilitates more consistent internal comparisons of operating results over time between the Company’s newly acquired and long-held businesses, and comparisons with both acquisitive and non-acquisitive peer companies.
Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure and consists of income from continuing operations adjusted to add back income tax expense; equity income of unconsolidated entities, net; net interest expense; defined benefit pension income (expense); facility fees and debt-related income (expense); and depreciation and amortization (excluding amortization of deferred financing costs); and excludes unusual items. Segment Adjusted EBITDA consists of operating income from continuing operations adjusted to exclude unusual items and add back depreciation and amortization (excluding amortization of deferred financing costs). The sum of the Segments’ Adjusted EBITDA and Corporate Adjusted EBITDA equals consolidated Adjusted EBITDA. The Company‘s management believes Adjusted EBITDA is meaningful to investors because management reviews Adjusted EBITDA in assessing and evaluating performance.
Free cash flow: Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure and consists of net cash provided (used) by operating activities less capital expenditures and expenditures for intangible assets; and plus capital expenditures for strategic ventures, total proceeds from sales of assets and certain transaction-related / debt-refinancing expenditures. The Company's management believes that Free cash flow is meaningful to investors because management reviews Free cash flow for planning and performance evaluation purposes. It is important to note that Free cash flow does not represent the total residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures since other non-discretionary expenditures, such as mandatory debt service requirements and settlements of foreign currency forward exchange contracts, are not deducted from this measure. Free cash flow excludes the former Harsco Rail Segment since the segment is reported as discontinued operations. This presentation provides a basis for comparison of ongoing operations and prospects.
Harsco Corporation is a global market leader providing environmental solutions for industrial and specialty waste streams. Based in Camp Hill, PA, the 12,000-employee company operates in more than 30 countries. Harsco’s common stock is a component of the S&P SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index. Additional information can be found at www.harsco.com.
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