Elkridge, MD. November 4, 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 September 30, 2010.

Overview of Third Quarter 2010 Results:

  • Revenue of $66.1 million for third quarter of 2010 compared to $54.1 million for third quarter of 2009 or an increase of 22%
  • EBITDA of $6.6 million for third quarter of 2010, up $2.1 million or 45% compared to EBITDA of $4.5 million for third quarter of 2009
  • Cash and cash equivalents of $30.1 million as of September 30, 2010

The Company earned $0.17 per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2010, compared to earnings of $0.13 per diluted share for third quarter of 2009. Organic revenue growth was 4% for the Company as a whole and 14% for its Manufacturing & BPO segment during the third quarter of 2010 compared to the third quarter of 2009. Revenue in the Sandy segment contributed to the organic growth, increasing by 7% compared to the third quarter of 2009, despite a $2.2 million decline in publication revenue.  Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 increased $1.2 million or 58%.  The net income growth was primarily due to margins growing at a faster rate than revenue, which resulted in a $2.3 million or 26% increase in gross profit.

“I am pleased to report that the positive results reported in our second quarter of 2010 continued, and we achieved strong financial results in the third quarter of 2010, including EBITDA of approximately 10% of revenue compared to 8.4% in the third quarter of 2009” said Scott N. Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer.  “In addition to organic growth, we also saw improved results from some of our recent acquisitions.  We will continue to evaluate strategic acquisitions to further develop our platform and services.  We believe our diverse service offerings, combined with our financial strength, keeps us well positioned to continue to take advantage of the many opportunities in the highly fragmented custom training industry.”

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Highlights

As of September 30, 2010, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $30.1 million compared to $10.8 million as of December 31, 2009. The Company had no short-term borrowings or long-term debt outstanding and $27.5 million of available borrowings under its revolving credit facility as of September 30, 2010. Cash provided by operating activities was $12.8 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 and $23.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010.

Investor Call

The Company has scheduled an investor conference call for 10:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, November 4, 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 91552008. A telephone replay of the call will also be available beginning at 11:00 a.m. on November 4th, until 11:59 p.m. on November 18th. To listen to the replay, dial 800-642-1687 or 706-645-9291, using conference ID number 91552008.

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

Nine months ended

September 30,

September 30,

 


 

2010

2009

2010

2009

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$  66,078

$  54,099

$ 189,107

$ 161,447

Cost of revenue

54,851

45,211

 158,986

   136,335

  Gross profit

11,227

8,888

30,121

25,112

Selling, general and administrative expenses

5,776

5,223

17,215

15,266

Gain (loss) on change in fair value of

contingent consideration, net

 

(55)

 

 

1,478

 

Goodwill and intangible asset impairment loss

10,163

Operating income (loss)

Interest expense

5,396

47

3,665

52

14,384

147

(317)

157

Other income

143

107

437

319

   Income (loss) before income tax expense

5,492

3,720

14,674

(155)

Income tax expense

2,349

1,737

6,217

3,022

   Net income (loss)

$   3,143

$   1,983

$   8,457

$   (3,177)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

 

18,610

 

15,725

 

18,607

 

15,854

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

18,725

15,842

18,713

15,911

 

Per common share data:

 

 

 

 

  Basic earnings (loss) per share

$    0.17

$    0.13

$     0.45

$     (0.20)

  Diluted earnings (loss) per share

$    0.17

$    0.13

$     0.45

$     (0.20)

 

Other data:

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

 

$    6,615

 

$    4,547

 

$   18,126

 

$   12,502

 

(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

Nine months ended

September 30,

September 30,

 


 

2010

2009

2010

2009

Revenue by segment:

 

 

 

 

Manufacturing & BPO

$  38,532

$  25,251

$ 105,916

$  69,957

Process & Government

10,701

12,920

32,040

40,057

Energy

5,487

5,344

16,564

16,893

Sandy Training & Marketing

11,358

10,584

34,587

34,540

Total revenue

$  66,078

$  54,099

$ 189,107

$ 161,447

 

 

Gross profit by segment:

 

 

 

 

Manufacturing & BPO

$  5,928

$  3,728

$  15,949

$  9,519

Process & Government

1,546

1,882

5,032

6,162

Energy

1,841

1,590

4,791

4,549

Sandy Training & Marketing

1,912

1,688

4,349

4,882

Total gross profit

$  11,227

$  8,888

$ 30,121

$ 25,112

 

 

Operating income by segment:

 

 

 

 

Manufacturing & BPO (2)

$  2,827

$  1,528

$  6,825

$  (6,620)

Process & Government

720

828

2,549

2,880

Energy

1,429

1,151

3,475

3,144

Sandy Training & Marketing

966

739

1,268

1,725

Corporate and other costs

(491)

(581)

(1,211)

(1,446)

Gain on change in fair value of

contingent consideration

 

(55)

 

 

1,478

 

Total operating income (loss)

$  5,396

$  3,665

$   14,384

$     (317)

 

 

Supplemental Cash Flow Information:

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

$  12,823

 

$  5,305

 

$ 23,085

 

$ 10,146

Capital expenditures

(135)

(257)

(576)

(613)

Free cash flow

$  12,688

$  5,048

$   22,509

$   9,533

 

 

(2)   The operating loss for the Manufacturing & BPO segment for the nine months ended September 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

 

Nine months ended

September 30,

September 30,

 


 

2010

2009

2010

2009

Net income (loss)

$  3,143

$  1,983

$   8,457

$  (3,177)

Interest expense

47

52

147

157

Income tax expense

2,349

1,737

6,217

3,022

Depreciation and amortization

Goodwill and intangible asset impairment loss

1,076

775

3,305

2,337

10,163

Adjusted EBITDA (3)

$  6,615

$  4,547

$ 18,126

$ 12,502

 

(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)

 


 

 

 

 


September 30,

 

December 31,

 


2010

 

2009

 


(Unaudited)

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

   Cash and cash equivalents

 

$   30,072

 

$   10,803

 

   Accounts and other receivables

 

42,372

 

45,471

 

   Inventories, net

 

254

 

557

 

   Costs and estimated earnings in excess of

billings on uncompleted contracts


 

12,966

 

 

10,590

 

   Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

5,392

 

6,692

 

      Total current assets

 

91,056

 

74,113

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

2,341

 

3,121

 

Goodwill and other intangibles, net

 

80,138

 

77,531

 

Other assets

 

1,693

 

1,936

 

      Total assets


$ 175,228

 

$  156,701

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

   Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

$   29,220

 

$    23,464

 

   Billings in excess of costs and estimated

earnings on uncompleted contracts    


 

16,115

 

 

13,272

 

      Total current liabilities


45,335

 

36,736

 

Other noncurrent liabilities


9,620

 

9,075

 

      Total liabilities


54,955

 

45,811

 

Total stockholders’ equity


120,273

 

110,890

 

      Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity


$ 175,228

 

$   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