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ARC Document Solutions Reports Q2 Results

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

WALNUT CREEK, CA - ARC Document Solutions, Inc., the nation's leading document solutions provider for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry, today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.

2015 Second Quarter Business Highlights:

  • Sales grew 4.0% year-over-year
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share were $0.13 vs. $0.10 in Q2 2014
  • Gross profit rose 4.2% delivering a gross margin of 36.0%
  • Adjusted cash flow from operations was $16.9 million vs. $15.7 million in Q2 2014
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $21.6 million; grew 3% in line with sales despite planned investments in SG&A
  • Maintains 2015 diluted annual adjusted earnings per share projected to be in the range of $0.37 to $0.41; annual adjusted cash provided by operating activities projected to be in the range of $61 to $66 million; and annual adjusted EBITDA to be in the range of $75 million to $80 million
Financial Highlights:          
  Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
  June 30,     June 30,  
(All dollar amounts in millions, except EPS) 2015     2014     2015     2014  
Net Sales $ 113.4     $ 109.0     $ 217.7     $ 209.4  
Gross Margin   36.0 %     36.0 %     35.3 %     34.9 %
Net income attributable to ARC $ 9.3     $ 4.5     $ 13.7     $ 5.9  
Adjusted Net Income attributable to ARC $ 6.2     $ 4.5     $ 9.4     $ 6.3  
Earnings per share - Diluted $ 0.19     $ 0.10     $ 0.29     $ 0.13  
Adjusted earnings per share - Diluted $ 0.13     $ 0.10     $ 0.20     $ 0.13  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 21.6     $ 20.9     $ 38.4     $ 37.0  
Cash provided by operating activities $ 16.9     $ 14.0     $ 22.2     $ 21.7  
Adjusted cash provided by operating activities $ 16.9     $ 15.7     $ 23.3     $ 23.9  
Capital Expenditures $ 4.1     $ 3.0     $ 7.6     $ 6.6  
Debt & Capital Leases (including current)                 $ 189.0     $ 210.8  

Management Commentary
"As our strong earnings per share performance suggests, we experienced continued sales growth across all of our business lines, driven primarily by MPS and CDIM," said K. "Suri" Suriyakumar, Chairman, President and CEO of ARC Document Solutions. "We also saw notable increases in our AIM business, and stronger-than-usual quarterly performance in Equipment and Supplies sales out of China. Despite the growth in lower margin equipment and supplies sales during the period, we grew gross profit by more than four percent."

Mr. Suriyakumar continued, "Combined with our continued strength in cash generation, our second quarter sales performance reflects incremental, but steady progress in the adoption of our new business lines. While we are eager to accelerate sales growth, it is taking time to gain traction in our new product lines. Even as successes emerge, new accounts are not likely to contribute significantly to year-over-year growth in 2015, but rather to 2016 and beyond. We are confident that we can demonstrate the outstanding value of our new solutions over the next 12 to 18 months, and build momentum for the future."

Jorge Avalos, ARC Document Solutions' Chief Financial Officer said, "Sales growth and capital structure improvements both contributed to our strong earnings in the second quarter. Adjusted cash flow from operations of $16.9 million grew 7.6% year-over-year during the period, allowing us to double our mandatory principal payments on ARC's senior debt, further reducing the company's leverage ratio. Also, our initiatives to improve sales and marketing began demonstrating their value via impressive sales growth in AIM and in some of the digital services we sell as a part of our CDIM portfolio. We expect these strategic investments to continue to add value in future quarters."


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