Elkridge, MD. August 5, 2010. GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-Learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services through its principal operating subsidiary General Physics Corporation, today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Overview of Second Quarter 2010 Results:

  • Revenue of $66.1 million for second quarter of 2010 compared to $53.8 million for second quarter of 2009 or an increase of 23%
  • EBITDA of $6.6 million for second quarter of 2010, up $2.1 million or 46% compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $4.5 million for second quarter of 2009
  • Earnings of $0.17 per diluted share for second quarter of 2010 compared to adjusted earnings of $0.13 per diluted share for second quarter of 2009 excluding a non-cash impairment loss, or an increase of 31%

The Company earned $0.17 per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2010. Organic revenue growth was 7% for the Company as a whole and 24% for its Manufacturing & BPO segment during the second quarter of 2010 compared to the second quarter of 2009. The second quarter results include a $0.6 million gain on the change in fair value of contingent consideration for past acquisitions due to new accounting treatment that took effect for acquisitions completed in 2009 and thereafter. The quarter’s results also include a $0.4 million restructuring charge for facility leases in the United Kingdom related to operations which were discontinued several years ago.   

“I am pleased to report that we achieved extremely strong financial results in the second quarter of 2010,” said Scott N. Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer. “We believe our strategic initiatives and improving fundamentals of the business contributed to strong organic growth and achieving EBITDA margin of approximately 10% of revenue for the second quarter.  Our continued focus on product sales training, e-Learning, and expansion of services within the pharmaceutical industry, supplemented by strategic acquisitions, has contributed to both our revenue and profit growth for the quarter. We believe that the platform that we have developed is unique in the custom training industry and we are well positioned to take advantage of the diverse global opportunities in this highly fragmented marketplace.”

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Highlights

As of June 30, 2010, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $16.7 million compared to $10.8 million as of December 31, 2009. The Company had no short-term borrowings or long-term debt outstanding and $29.6 million of available borrowings under its revolving credit facility as of June 30, 2010. Cash provided by operating activities was $6.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 and $10.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2010.

Investor Call

The Company has scheduled an investor conference call for 10:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, August 5, 2010. 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 888-633-3324 or 973-935-8549, using conference ID number 91551052. A telephone replay of the call will also be available beginning at 11:00 a.m. on August 5th, until 11:59 p.m. on August 19th. To listen to the replay, dial 800-642-1687 or 706-645-9291, using conference ID number 91551052.

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 these non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable GAAP equivalent, see the Non-GAAP Reconciliation – EBITDA, along with related footnotes, below.

About GP Strategies Corporation

GP Strategies, whose principal operating subsidiary is General Physics Corporation (GP), is a NYSE-listed company (GPX). GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-Learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP’s 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.gpworldwide.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.


GP STRATEGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Quarters ended

Six months ended

June 30,

June 30,

 


 

2010

2009

2010

2009

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$  66,139

$  53,757

$ 123,029

$ 107,348

Cost of revenue

55,429

45,022

 104,135

91,124

  Gross profit

10,710

8,735

18,894

16,224

Selling, general and administrative expenses

5,996

5,012

11,439

10,043

Gain on change in fair value of

contingent consideration

 

628

 

 

1,533

 

Goodwill and intangible asset impairment loss

10,163

10,163

Operating income (loss)

Interest expense

5,342

50

(6,440)

50

8,988

100

(3,982)

105

Other income

152

61

294

212

   Income (loss) before income tax expense

5,444

(6,429)

9,182

(3,875)

Income tax expense

2,301

190

3,868

1,285

   Net income (loss)

$   3,143

$   (6,619)

$   5,314

$   (5,160)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

 

18,614

 

15,781

 

18,606

 

15,918

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

18,702

15,816

18,708

15,944

 

Per common share data:

 

 

 

 

  Basic earnings (loss) per share

$    0.17

$    (0.42)

$     0.29

$     (0.32)

  Diluted earnings (loss) per share

$    0.17

$    (0.42)

$     0.28

$     (0.32)

 

Other data:

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

 

$    6,606

 

$    4,539

 

$   11,511

 

$   7,955

 

(1)     The term Adjusted EBITDA (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 – Adjusted EBITDA, along with related footnotes, below.


GP STRATEGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Quarters ended

Six months ended

June 30,

June 30,

 


 

2010

2009

2010

2009

Revenue by segment:

 

 

 

 

Manufacturing & BPO

$  36,491

$  22,375

$  67,384

$  44,706

Process & Government

10,745

14,464

21,339

27,137

Energy

5,645

5,800

11,077

11,549

Sandy Training & Marketing

13,258

11,118

23,229

23,956

Total revenue

$  66,139

$  53,757

$ 123,029

$ 107,348

 

 

Gross profit by segment:

 

 

 

 

Manufacturing & BPO

$  5,666

$  3,316

$  10,021

$  5,791

Process & Government

1,899

2,348

3,486

4,280

Energy

1,751

1,650

2,950

2,959

Sandy Training & Marketing

1,394

1,421

2,437

3,194

Total gross profit

$  10,710

$ 8,735

$ 18,894

$ 16,224

 

 

Operating income by segment:

 

 

 

 

Manufacturing & BPO (2)

$  2,420

$  (8,739)

$  3,999

$  (8,148)

Process & Government

1,115

1,157

1,828

2,052

Energy

1,315

1,178

2,045

1,993

Sandy Training & Marketing

224

372

302

986

Corporate and other costs

(360)

(408)

(719)

(865)

Gain on change in fair value of

contingent consideration

 

628

 

 

1,533

 

Total operating income (loss)

$  5,342

$  (6,440)

$     8,988

$  (3,982)

 

 

Supplemental Cash Flow Information:

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

$  6,515

 

$  (1,814)

 

$ 10,262

 

$  4,841

Capital expenditures

(232)

(125)

(441)

(356)

Free cash flow

$  6,283

$  (1,939)

$   9,821

$  4,485

 

 

(2)   The operating loss for the Manufacturing & BPO segment for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009 includes a $10,163,000 goodwill and intangible asset impairment loss recognized during the second quarter of 2009.


Non-GAAP Reconciliation – Adjusted EBITDA

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Quarters ended

 

Six months ended

June 30,

June 30,

 


 

2010

2009

2010

2009

Net income (loss)

$  3,143

$  (6,619)

$   5,314

$  (5,160)

Interest expense

50

50

100

105

Income tax expense

2,301

190

3,868

1,285

Depreciation and amortization

Goodwill and intangible asset impairment loss

1,112

755

10,163

2,229

1,562

10,163

Adjusted EBITDA (3)

$  6,606

$  4,539

$ 11,511

$ 7,955

 

(3)   Adjusted earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted 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. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated by adding back net interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, and goodwill and intangible asset impairment loss to net income. Adjusted 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 Adjusted 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)

 


 

 

 

 


June 30,

 

December 31,

 


     2010

 

2009

 


(Unaudited)

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

   Cash and cash equivalents

 

$   16,650

 

$   10,803

 

   Accounts and other receivables

 

46,048

 

45,471

 

   Inventories, net

 

320

 

557

 

   Costs and estimated earnings in excess of

billings on uncompleted contracts


 

12,215

 

 

10,590

 

   Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

6,321

 

6,692

 

      Total current assets

 

81,554

 

74,113

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

2,560

 

3,121

 

Goodwill and other intangibles, net

 

80,168

 

77,531

 

Other assets

 

1,646

 

1,936

 

      Total assets


$ 165,928

 

$  156,701

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

   Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

$   26,362

 

$    23,464

 

   Billings in excess of costs and estimated

earnings on uncompleted contracts    


 

14,000

 

 

13,272

 

      Total current liabilities


40,362

 

36,736

 

Other noncurrent liabilities


9,458

 

9,075

 

      Total liabilities


49,820

 

45,811

 

Total stockholders’ equity


116,108

 

110,890

 

      Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity


$ 165,928

 

$   156,701

 

Contacts:

Scott N. Greenberg
Chief Executive Officer
410-379-3640

Sharon Esposito-Mayer
Chief Financial Officer
410-379-3636

Ann M. Blank
Investor Relations
410-379-3725