Elkridge, MD. August 4, 2011. 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, 2011.

Overview of Second Quarter 2011 Results:

  • Revenue of $86.0 million for second quarter of 2011, up $19.9 million or 30% compared to $66.1 million for second quarter of 2010
  • EBITDA of $9.6 million for second quarter of 2011, up $2.9 million or 45% compared to EBITDA of $6.6 million for second quarter of 2010
  • Earnings of $0.25 per diluted share for second quarter of 2011 compared to earnings of $0.17 per diluted share for second quarter of 2010

The Company earned $0.25 per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 compared to $0.17 per share for the same period in 2010 including certain non-recurring items and acquisition related amounts. The second quarter results include a $1.0 million gain on the reversal of a deferred rent liability related to the execution of a new lease for the Company’s Troy, Michigan facility during the quarter. The results also include a net loss of $43,000 in the second quarter of 2011 compared to a net gain of $628,000 in the second quarter of 2010 on the change in fair value of contingent consideration related to acquisitions. In addition, the Company incurred $454,000 of transaction expenses during the second quarter for acquisitions completed. The acquired RWD business contributed $15.5 million of revenue and $2.5 million of gross profit, or 16% gross margin, during the second quarter of 2011.  In addition, other recently completed acquisitions contributed approximately $3.1 million of revenue during the second quarter of 2011. EBITDA increased $2.9 million or 45% during the second quarter of 2011 compared to the second quarter of 2010 primarily due to an increase in gross profit which resulted from increased revenue and margins, and an increase in income related to the gain on reversal of the facility lease liability. Net income was $4.7 million for the second quarter of 2011 compared to $3.1 million for the second quarter of 2010.   

“I am pleased to report that we achieved extremely strong financial results in the second quarter of 2011,” said Scott N. Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer of GP Strategies. “Our acquisition of RWD Technologies on April 15, 2011 was accretive to earnings, enabling us to achieve record performance in both revenue and EBITDA at General Physics. Our continued efforts to grow organically while concurrently making selective acquisitions will bode well for the long-term growth of the Company. We believe that as we further increase our platform of services, we can take advantage of global opportunities and establish the Company as a unique brand in a highly fragmented training industry.”

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Highlights

As of June 30, 2011, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $5.6 million, short-term borrowings outstanding of $6.5 million and available borrowings under its revolving credit facility of $27.7 million as of June 30, 2011. Cash provided by operating activities was $2.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 and $4.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011.

Investor Call

The Company has scheduled an investor conference call for 10:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, August 4, 2011. 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 800-738-1032 or 212-231-2921, using conference ID number 21525795. A telephone replay of the call will also be available beginning at 12:00 p.m. on August 4th, until 12:00 p.m. on August 18th. To listen to the replay, dial 800-633-8284 or 402-977-9140, using conference ID number 21525795.

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 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,

 


 

2011

2010

2011

2010

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$  86,034

$  66,139

$ 150,327

$ 123,029

Cost of revenue

71,323

55,429

 124,824

 104,135

  Gross profit

14,711

10,710

25,503

18,894

Selling, general and administrative expenses

7,863

5,996

14,611

11,439

Gain on reversal of deferred rent liability

1,041

1,041

Gain (loss) on change in fair value of

contingent consideration, net

 

(43)

 

628

 

203

 

1,533

Operating income

Interest expense

7,846

65

5,342

50

12,136

98

8,988

100

Other income

160

152

341

294

   Income before income tax expense

7,941

5,444

12,379

9,182

Income tax expense

3,230

2,301

5,078

3,868

   Net income

$   4,711

$   3,143

$   7,301

$   5,314

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

 

18,776

 

18,614

 

18,750

 

18,606

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

19,049

18,702

18,971

18,708

 

Per common share data:

 

 

 

 

  Basic earnings per share

$    0.25

$    0.17

$     0.39

$     0.29

  Diluted earnings per share

$    0.25

$    0.17

$     0.38

$     0.28

 

Other data:

EBITDA (1)

 

 

$   9,554

 

$   6,606

 

$   15,091

 

$   11,511

 

 

(1)     The term 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 – 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,

 

 

2011

2010

2011

2010

Revenue by segment:

 

 

 

 

Manufacturing & BPO

$  43,431

$  36,491

$  80,569

$  67,384

Process & Government

9,987

10,745

20,105

21,339

Energy

5,602

5,645

11,503

11,077

Sandy Training & Marketing

15,002

13,258

26,138

23,229

RWD (2)

12,012

12,012

Total revenue

$  86,034

$  66,139

$ 150,327

$ 123,029

 

 

Gross profit by segment:

 

 

 

 

Manufacturing & BPO

$  6,989

$  5,666

$  12,660

$  10,021

Process & Government

1,792

1,899

3,613

3,486

Energy

1,823

1,751

3,535

2,950

Sandy Training & Marketing

2,213

1,394

3,801

2,437

RWD (2)

1,894

1,894

Total gross profit

$  14,711

$  10,710

$ 25,503

$ 18,894

 

Operating income by segment:

 

 

 

 

Manufacturing & BPO

$  3,186

$  2,420

$  5,203

$  3,999

Process & Government

1,077

1,115

1,929

1,828

Energy

1,449

1,315

2,642

2,045

Sandy Training & Marketing

973

224

1,363

302

RWD (2)

678

 

678

 

Corporate and other costs

(515)

(360)

(923)

(719)

Gain on reversal of deferred rent liability

1,041

1,041

Gain (loss) on change in fair value of

contingent consideration, net

 

(43)

 

628

 

203

 

1,533

Total operating income

$  7,846

$  5,342

$  12,136

$     8,988

 

Supplemental Cash Flow Information:

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

$  2,418

$  6,515

$   4,794

$ 10,262

Capital expenditures

(773)

(232)

(1,531)

(441)

Free cash flow

$  1,645

$  6,283

$   3,263

$   9,821

 

(2)     In connection with the acquisition of the consulting business of RWD Technologies, LLC (RWD) on April 15, 2011, a portion of the acquired business constitutes a separate reportable segment named RWD, and certain other business units of RWD are included in the Manufacturing & BPO and Sandy Training & Marketing segments.


GP STRATEGIES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in thousands)

 

 


 

 

 

 


June 30,

 

December 31,

 


     2011

 

2010

 


(Unaudited)

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

   Cash and cash equivalents

 

$       5,588

 

$       28,902

 

   Accounts and other receivables

 

62,405

 

47,874

 

   Inventories, net

 

315

 

305

 

   Costs and estimated earnings in excess of

billings on uncompleted contracts


 

20,391

 

 

12,929

 

   Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

7,927

 

5,813

 

      Total current assets

 

96,626

 

95,823

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

4,191

 

2,965

 

Goodwill and other intangibles, net

 

103,466

 

82,791

 

Other assets

 

1,821

 

1,617

 

      Total assets

 

$   206,104

 

$   183,196

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

   Short-term borrowings

 

$     6,521

 

$                –

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

41,212

 

32,694

 

   Billings in excess of costs and estimated

earnings on uncompleted contracts    

 

 

15,966

 

 

15,807

 

      Total current liabilities

 

63,699

 

48,501

 

Other noncurrent liabilities

 

8,164

 

9,908

 

      Total liabilities

 

71,863

 

58,409

 

Total stockholders’ equity

 

134,241

 

124,787

 

      Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$   206,104

 

$   183,196

 


Non-GAAP Reconciliation – EBITDA (3)

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Quarters ended

 

Six months ended

June 30,

June 30,

 


 

2011

2010

2011

2010

Net income (4)

$  4,711

$  3,143

$   7,301

$   5,314

Interest expense

65

50

98

100

Income tax expense

3,230

2,301

5,078

3,868

Depreciation and amortization

1,548

1,112

2,614

2,229

EBITDA

$  9,554

$  6,606

$ 15,091

$ 11,511

 

(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.

(4)     Net income includes the following non-recurring or acquisition-related amounts:

  • A $1,041,000 gain on reversal of a deferred rent liability during the second quarter of 2011, which results in $0.03 per share for both the three and six months ended June 30, 2011 after being tax effected.
  • A net loss of $43,000 and a net gain of $203,000 on the change in fair value of contingent consideration for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively, compared to net gains of $628,000 and $1,533,000 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010, respectively.
  • $454,000 and $1,299,000 of transaction expenses during the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively, related to the completion of acquisitions.

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