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ELKRIDGE, Md., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.

Overview of First Quarter 2013 Results:

  • Revenue of $101.4 million for first quarter of 2013 compared to $93.6 million for first quarter of 2012
  • Diluted earnings per share of $0.26 for first quarter of 2013 compared to $0.23 per share for first quarter of 2012
  • EBITDA of $9.5 million for first quarter of 2013 compared to $9.2 million for first quarter of 2012

The Company’s revenue increased $7.8 million or 8.3% during the first quarter of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2012.  The revenue growth is primarily attributable to acquisitions completed during 2012. The Company also reported overall organic growth during the quarter, with notable performance by the Sandy and Performance Readiness Solutions segments which achieved double-digit organic revenue growth in the quarter, offset by revenue declines in the Professional & Technical Services segment due to project completions. Gross profit was $16.2 million, or 16.0% of revenue, for the first quarter of 2013 compared to $15.6 million, or 16.7% of revenue, for the first quarter of 2012. The decline in gross margin is largely due to a $0.9 million increase in medical benefits expense due to higher than usual claims under our self-insured employee medical plan during the first quarter of 2013. Income before income tax expense was $7.5 million for the first quarter of 2013 compared to $7.3 million for the first quarter of 2012. Net income was $4.9 million, or $0.26 per share, for the first quarter of 2013 compared to $4.4 million, or $0.23 per share, for the first quarter of 2012.  Net income for the first quarter of 2013 includes a $0.4 million non-recurring income tax benefit.

“GP Strategies continued to show overall improvement of its results in the first quarter of 2013,” commented Scott N. Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer of GP Strategies. “We have developed a unique platform in the training industry through the combination of our organic operations supplemented by strategic acquisitions. In the first quarter, the Company increased its business development efforts to support larger outsourcing opportunities and invested in its proprietary software technology at a greater level than in the past. We are optimistic that these investments will translate into growth in future quarters.”

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Highlights

As of March 31, 2013, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $11.0 million compared to $7.8 million as of December 31, 2012. The Company had no short-term borrowings or long-term debt outstanding as of March 31, 2013. Cash provided by operating activities was $5.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 compared to $7.0 million for the same period in 2012.

Investor Call

The Company has scheduled an investor conference call for 10:00 a.m. ET on May 2, 2013. In addition to prepared remarks from management, there will be a question and answer session on the call. The dial-in numbers for the live conference call are 800-754-1336 or 212-231-2932, using conference ID number 21656158. A telephone replay of the call will also be available beginning at 12:00 p.m. on May 2nd, until 12:00 p.m. on May 16th. To listen to the replay, dial 800-633-8284 or 402-977-9140, using conference ID number 21656158.

Presentation of Non-GAAP Information

This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures, including EBITDA (earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization). The Company believes this non-GAAP financial measure is useful to investors in evaluating the Company’s results. This measure should be considered in addition to, and not as a replacement for, or superior to, either net income, as an indicator of the Company’s operating performance, or cash flow, as a measure of the Company’s liquidity. In addition, because EBITDA may not be calculated identically by all companies, the presentation here may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. For a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the most comparable GAAP equivalent, see the Non-GAAP Reconciliation – EBITDA, along with related footnotes, below.

About GP Strategies

GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP Strategies’ solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers.  Additional information may be found at www.gpstrategies.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

We make statements in this press release that are considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are not guarantees of our future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause our actual performance or achievements to be materially different from those we project. For a full discussion of these risks, uncertainties and factors, we encourage you to read our documents on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those set forth in our periodic reports under the forward-looking statements and risk factors sections. Except as required by law, we do not intend to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

TABLES FOLLOW

 

GP STRATEGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three months ended

March 31,

2013

2012

Revenue

$101,373

$ 93,605

Cost of revenue

85,192

77,993

Gross profit

16,181

15,612

Selling, general and administrative expenses

9,089

8,288

Gain (loss) on change in fair value of contingent

   consideration, net

247

(40)

Operating income

7,339

7,284

Interest expense

100

40

Other income

229

90

Income before income tax expense

7,468

7,334

Income tax expense

2,543

2,950

Net income

$   4,925

$   4,384

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

19,060

18,830

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

19,296

19,188

Per common share data:

  Basic earnings per share

$     0.26

$     0.23

  Diluted earnings per share

$     0.26

$     0.23

Other data:

   EBITDA (1)

$ 9,526

$ 9,232

(1)

The term (earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization) is a non-GAAP financial measure that the Company believes is useful to investors in evaluating its results. For a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to the most comparable GAAP equivalent, see the Non-GAAP Reconciliation – EBITDA, along with related footnotes, below.

 

GP STRATEGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)

Quarters ended

March 31,

2013

2012

Revenue by segment:

Learning Solutions (2)

$ 42,734

$35,037

Professional & Technical Services (2)

18,015

22,265

Sandy Training & Marketing

14,998

13,322

Performance Readiness Solutions

15,500

13,831

Energy Services (2)

10,126

9,150

Total revenue

$101,373

$  93,605

Gross profit by segment:

Learning Solutions (2)

$ 7,171

$ 6,466

Professional & Technical Services (2)

2,684

3,573

Sandy Training & Marketing

1,926

1,542

Performance Readiness Solutions

1,978

1,575

Energy Services (2)

2,422

2,456

Total gross profit

$ 16,181

$ 15,612

Operating income by segment:

Learning Solutions (2)

$ 3,212

$ 3,395

Professional & Technical Services (2)

1,058

1,593

Sandy Training & Marketing

629

303

Performance Readiness Solutions

579

245

Energy  Services (2)

1,614

1,788

Gain (loss) on change in fair value of contingent

   consideration, net

247

(40)

Total operating income

$7,339

$7,284

Supplemental Cash Flow Information:

Net cash provided by operating activities

$5,316

$6,963

Capital expenditures

(830)

(925)

Free cash flow

$4,486

$6,038

(2)

Effective January 1, 2013, we made changes to our organizational structure to transfer the management responsibility of certain business units between segments, which resulted in a change in the composition of certain of our operating segments. The changes primarily consisted of: (i) the alternative fuels business unit transferred from Professional & Technical Services to Energy Services; (ii) a business unit which predominantly provides content development services to U.S. government and commercial clients transferred from Learning Solutions to Professional & Technical Services; and (iii) our foreign operations in India and China and a portion of our Canadian operations transferred from Professional & Technical Services to Learning Solutions. The segment financial information above has been reclassified for all prior periods to reflect these changes and conform to the current quarter’s presentation.

 


GP STRATEGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Non-GAAP Reconciliation –EBITDA (3)

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

Three months ended

March 31,

2013

2012

Net income

$  4,925

$  4,384

Interest expense

100

40

Income tax expense

2,543

2,950

Depreciation and amortization

1,958

1,858

EBITDA

$  9,526

$  9,232

(3)

Earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) is a widely used non-GAAP financial measure of operating performance. It is presented as supplemental information that the Company believes is useful to investors to evaluate its results because it excludes certain items that are not directly related to the Company’s core operating performance. EBITDA is calculated by adding back to net income interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA should not be considered as substitutes either for net income, as an indicator of the Company’s operating performance, or for cash flow, as a measure of the Company’s liquidity. In addition, because EBITDA may not be calculated identically by all companies, the presentation here may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

 

GP STRATEGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in thousands)

March 31,

December 31,

2013

2012

(Unaudited)

Current assets:

   Cash and cash equivalents

$     11,047

$       7,761

   Accounts and other receivables

70,887

83,597

   Costs and estimated earnings in excess of

billings on uncompleted contracts

 

20,866

 

16,979

   Prepaid expenses and other current assets

10,330

10,143

      Total current assets

113,130

118,480

Property, plant and equipment, net

5,640

5,511

Goodwill and other intangibles, net

116,176

118,693

Other assets

1,526

1,750

      Total assets

$ 236,472

$   244,434

Current liabilities:

   Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$   40,329

$    47,457

   Billings in excess of costs and estimated

earnings on uncompleted contracts    

 

18,107

 

21,877

      Total current liabilities

58,436

69,334

Other noncurrent liabilities

7,173

7,763

      Total liabilities

65,609

77,097

Total stockholders’ equity

170,863

167,337

      Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$ 236,472

$   244,434

 

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