Exhibit 99.1

 

 

 

WASTE CONNECTIONS REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2018 RESULTS

AND RAISES FULL YEAR OUTLOOK

 

-Revenue of $1.240 billion, exceeding outlook
-Net income attributable to Waste Connections of $138.7 million, or $0.52 per share
-Adjusted net income attributable to Waste Connections* of $172.3 million, or $0.65 per share, up 18.2%
-Adjusted EBITDA* of $395.5 million, or 31.9% of revenue
-YTD net cash provided by operating activities of $664.9 million
-YTD adjusted free cash flow* of $472.7 million, or 19.9% of revenue
-Completes previously announced acquisitions, bringing YTD acquired annualized revenue to approximately $175 million

  

TORONTO, ONTARIO, July 24, 2018 - Waste Connections, Inc. (TSX/NYSE: WCN) (“Waste Connections” or the “Company”) today announced its results for the second quarter of 2018. Revenue in the second quarter totaled $1.240 billion, up from $1.176 billion in the year ago period. Operating income was $210.7 million, which included $7.1 million of impairments and other operating items primarily associated with the Company’s termination of certain contracts assumed in the Progressive Waste acquisition, and $5.6 million in acquisition-related costs; this compares to $206.9 million in the year ago period, which primarily included $7.4 million in charges related to share-based compensation costs associated with share-based awards assumed in the Progressive Waste acquisition.

 

Net income attributable to Waste Connections in the second quarter was $138.7 million, or $0.52 per share on a diluted basis of 264.3 million shares. In the year ago period, the Company reported net income attributable to Waste Connections of $123.7 million, or $0.47 per share on a diluted basis of 264.1 million shares.

 

Adjusted net income attributable to Waste Connections* in the second quarter was $172.3 million, or $0.65 per share, versus $145.5 million, or $0.55 per share, in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA* in the second quarter was $395.5 million and 31.9% of revenue, as compared to adjusted EBITDA* of $373.6 million and 31.8% of revenue in the prior year period. Adjusted net income attributable to Waste Connections, adjusted net income attributable to Waste Connections per diluted share and adjusted EBITDA, all non-GAAP measures, primarily exclude acquisition-related items, as reflected in the detailed reconciliations in the attached tables.

 

“Continued strength in solid waste pricing growth, E&P waste activity and acquisition contribution enabled us to exceed our outlook for the period, overcoming increased headwinds from recycling and a weather-delayed ramp in special waste activity across many markets. We are especially pleased with our year-to-date adjusted EBITDA* margin expansion and adjusted free cash flow* generation in spite of these headwinds, as well as our upwardly revised outlook for the full year,” said Ronald J. Mittelstaedt, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman.

 

Mr. Mittelstaedt added, “Looking ahead to 2019, we believe we should be well-positioned for above average revenue growth and margin expansion as current favorable trends for solid waste pricing, E&P waste activity and acquisition contribution should continue, while the current recycling headwinds and reported negative volume growth primarily associated with our purposeful shedding of lower quality solid waste revenues, should abate. Our strong financial profile and free cash flow generation provide us the flexibility to not only invest in new growth projects and fund expected continuing above-average acquisition activity, but to also increase our return of capital to shareholders through double-digit percentage increases in our quarterly dividend each October and opportunistic share repurchases.”

 

 

* A non-GAAP measure; see accompanying Non-GAAP Reconciliation Schedule.

 

 

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2018, revenue was $2.380 billion, as compared to revenue of $2.267 billion in the year ago period. Operating income was $399.4 million, which included $18.3 million of expenses primarily related to impairments and other items related to the termination of certain contracts and other acquisition-related costs; this compared to $233.3 million for the same period in 2017, which included $159.0 million of expenses primarily related to both goodwill impairment against the Company’s E&P segment resulting from the early adoption of FASB’s recent accounting pronouncement simplifying the test for goodwill impairment and items related to the expected divestiture of certain assets acquired in the Progressive Waste acquisition.

 

Net income attributable to Waste Connections for the six months ended June 30, 2018, was $263.6 million, or $1.00 per share on a diluted basis of 264.5 million shares. In the year ago period, the Company reported net income attributable to Waste Connections of $138.5 million, or $0.52 per share on a diluted basis of 264.0 million shares.

 

Adjusted net income attributable to Waste Connections* for the six months ended June 30, 2018, was $320.9 million, or $1.21 per share, compared to $275.5 million, or $1.04 per share, in the year ago period. Adjusted EBITDA* for the six months ended June 30, 2018, was $752.4 million and 31.6% of revenue, as compared to $706.4 million and 31.2% of revenue in the prior year period.

 

UPDATED 2018 OUTLOOK

 

Waste Connections also updated its outlook for 2018, which assumes no change in the current economic environment. The Company’s outlook excludes any impact from additional acquisitions and divestitures that may close during the year, and expensing of transaction-related items. The outlook provided below is forward looking, and actual results may differ materially depending on risks and uncertainties detailed at the end of this release and in our periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the securities commissions or similar regulatory authorities in Canada. Certain components of the outlook for 2018 are subject to quarterly fluctuations. See reconciliation in the attached tables.

 

·Revenue is estimated to be approximately $4.880 billion, as compared to our original revenue outlook of approximately $4.825 billion.
·Net income attributable to Waste Connections is estimated to be approximately $559 million, and adjusted EBITDA* is estimated to be approximately $1.555 billion, or about 31.9% of revenue, as compared to our original adjusted EBITDA* outlook of $1.550 billion.
·Net cash provided by operating activities is estimated to be approximately $1.379 billion and adjusted free cash flow* is estimated to be approximately $860 million, or about 17.6% of revenue, as compared to our original adjusted free cash flow* outlook of approximately $850 million.
·Capital expenditures are estimated to be approximately $530 million, as compared to our original capital expenditures outlook of approximately $500 million.

 

* A non-GAAP measure; see accompanying Non-GAAP Reconciliation Schedule.

 

CONFERENCE CALL

 

Waste Connections will be hosting a conference call related to second quarter earnings and third quarter outlook on July 25th at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet through a link on the Company’s website at www.wasteconnections.com. A playback of the call will be available on the Company’s website. Waste Connections will be filing a Form 8-K on EDGAR and on SEDAR (as an "Other" document) prior to markets opening on July 25th , providing the Company's third quarter 2018 outlook for revenue, core price plus volume growth for solid waste and adjusted EBITDA*.

 

*A non-GAAP measure.

 

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About Waste Connections

Waste Connections is an integrated solid waste services company that provides waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets in the United States and Canada. Through its R360 Environmental Solutions subsidiary, Waste Connections is also a leading provider of non-hazardous oilfield waste treatment, recovery and disposal services in several of the most active natural resource producing areas in the United States, including the Permian, Bakken and Eagle Ford Basins. Waste Connections serves more than six million residential, commercial, industrial, and exploration and production customers in 40 states in the U.S., and six provinces in Canada. The Company also provides intermodal services for the movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest.

 

For more information, visit the Waste Connections website at www.wasteconnections.com. Copies of financial literature, including this release, are available on the Waste Connections website or through contacting us directly at (905) 532-7510. Investors can also obtain these materials and other documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and the Canadian securities regulators free of charge at the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov, and at the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval maintained by the Canadian Securities Administrators at www.sedar.com.

 

Safe Harbor and Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (“PSLRA”), including “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. These forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance and reflect Waste Connections’ current beliefs and expectations regarding future events and operating performance. These forward-looking statements are often identified by the words “may,” “might,” “believes,” “thinks,” “expects,” ”estimate,” “continue,” “intends” or other words of similar meaning. All of the forward-looking statements included in this press release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the PSLRA and applicable securities laws in Canada. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements about expected 2018 and 2019 financial results, capital expenditures, adjusted free cash flow, outlook and related assumptions, potential acquisition activity and the amount of capital returned to shareholders. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ, possibly materially, from those indicated by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, risk factors detailed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the SEC and the securities commissions or similar regulatory authorities in Canada. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Waste Connections undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements set forth in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, unless required by applicable securities laws.

 

 

– financial tables attached –

 

 

CONTACT:

 

Mary Anne Whitney / (832) 442-2253

maryannew@wasteconnections.com

 

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Waste Connections, Inc.

CONDENSED Consolidated Statements of NET INCOME

THRee AND SIX months ended JuNE 30, 2017 and 2018

(Unaudited)

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share amounts)

 

   Three months ended
June 30,
   Six months ended
June 30,
 
   2017   2018   2017   2018 
Revenues  $1,175,569   $1,239,968   $2,266,835   $2,380,099 
Operating expenses:                    
Cost of operations   685,900    725,022    1,329,281    1,384,825 
Selling, general and administrative   126,350    128,261    255,400    259,568 
Depreciation   132,827    142,450    258,067    275,634 
Amortization of intangibles   24,762    26,474    50,272    52,573 
Impairments and other operating items   (1,180)   7,073    140,501    8,104 
Operating income   206,910    210,688    233,314    399,395 
                     
Interest expense   (31,160)   (32,426)   (60,291)   (64,796)
Interest income   1,026    1,056    1,474    2,210 
Other income, net   834    2,031    1,852    1,644 
Foreign currency transaction gain (loss)   (1,048)   30    (1,638)   (190)
Income before income tax provision   176,562    181,379    174,711    338,263 
                     
Income tax provision   (52,675)   (42,565)   (35,804)   (74,417)
Net income   123,887    138,814    138,907    263,846 
Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   (231)   (132)   (377)   (295)
Net income attributable to Waste Connections  $123,656   $138,682   $138,530   $263,551 
                     
Earnings per common share attributable to Waste Connections’ common shareholders:                    
Basic  $0.47   $0.53   $0.53   $1.00 
                     
Diluted  $0.47   $0.52   $0.52   $1.00 
                     
Shares used in the per share calculations:                    
Basic   263,387,338    263,691,172    263,225,541    263,757,179 
Diluted   264,109,594    264,332,029    264,007,307    264,452,785 
  Cash dividends per common share  $0.12   $0.14   $0.24   $0.28 

 

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Waste Connections, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share amounts)

 

   December 31, 2017   June 30,
2018
 
ASSETS          
Current assets:          
Cash and equivalents  $433,815   $145,801 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $17,154 and $15,658 at December 31, 2017 and June 30, 2018, respectively   554,458    604,090 
Current assets held for sale   1,596    1,448 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   186,999    167,036 
Total current assets   1,176,868    918,375 
Restricted cash   122,652    80,045 
Restricted investments   44,360    44,049 
Property and equipment, net   4,820,934    5,024,868 
Goodwill   4,681,774    4,772,966 
Intangible assets, net   1,087,436    1,085,775 
Long-term assets held for sale   12,625    11,647 
Other assets, net   68,032    86,819 
   $12,014,681   $12,024,544 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $330,523   $343,870 
Book overdraft   19,223    18,041 
Accrued liabilities   278,039    257,874 
Deferred revenue   145,197    162,463 
Current portion of contingent consideration   15,803    11,688 
Current liabilities held for sale   2,155    2,044 
Current portion of long-term debt and notes payable   11,659    1,690 
Total current liabilities   802,599    797,670 
           
Long-term debt and notes payable   3,899,572    3,792,847 
Long-term portion of contingent consideration   31,482    43,300 
Other long-term liabilities   316,191    325,459 
Deferred income taxes   690,767    718,627 
Total liabilities   5,740,611    5,677,903 
Commitments and contingencies          
Equity:          
Common shares: 263,660,803 shares issued and 263,494,670 shares outstanding  at December 31, 2017; 263,498,672 shares issued and 263,362,026 shares outstanding at June 30, 2018   4,187,568    4,147,674 
Additional paid-in capital   115,743    118,113 
Accumulated other comprehensive income   108,413    15,106 
Treasury shares: 166,133 and 136,646 shares at December 31, 2017 and June 30, 2018, respectively   -    - 
Retained earnings   1,856,946    2,060,156 
Total Waste Connections’ equity   6,268,670    6,341,049 
Noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries   5,400    5,592 
Total equity   6,274,070    6,346,641 
   $12,014,681   $12,024,544 

 

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Waste Connections, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

SIX months ended JUNE 30, 2017 and 2018

(Unaudited)

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

 

   Six months ended June 30, 
   2017   2018 
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net income  $138,907   $263,846 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:          
Loss on disposal of assets and impairments   128,608    10,090 
Depreciation   258,067    275,634 
Amortization of intangibles   50,272    52,573 
Foreign currency transaction loss   1,638    190 
Deferred income taxes, net of acquisitions   (10,378)   26,399 
Amortization of debt issuance costs   2,101    2,081 
Share-based compensation   23,364    20,262 
Interest income on restricted investments   (283)   (126)
Interest accretion   6,887    7,403 
Adjustments to contingent consideration   11,013    349 
Payment of contingent consideration recorded in earnings   -    (11)
Net change in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions   (58,290)   6,241 
Net cash provided by operating activities   551,906    664,931 
           
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Payments for acquisitions, net of cash acquired   (347,936)   (485,519)
Capital expenditures for property and equipment   (202,617)   (201,712)
Proceeds from disposal of assets   20,617    2,074 
Change in restricted investments, net of interest income   (768)   - 
Other   (1,732)   (77)
Net cash used in investing activities   (532,436)   (685,234)
           
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Proceeds from long-term debt   864,952    165,736 
Principal payments on notes payable and long-term debt   (585,762)   (338,137)
Payment of contingent consideration recorded at acquisition date   (5,565)   (4,976)
Change in book overdraft   19,479    (1,132)
Proceeds from option and warrant exercises   1,946    - 
Payments for repurchase of common shares   -    (42,040)
Payments for cash dividends   (63,463)   (73,584)
Tax withholdings related to net share settlements of equity-based compensation   (13,621)   (14,589)
Debt issuance costs   (3,519)   (2,757)
Proceeds from sale of common shares held in trust   7,735    2,146 
Other   (1,094)   (103)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   221,088    (309,436)
Effect of exchange rates changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   672    (915)
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   241,230    (330,654)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period   169,112    556,467 
Plus (less): change in cash held for sale   (305)   33 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period  $410,037   $225,846 

 

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ADDITIONAL STATISTICS

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except where noted)

 

Solid Waste Internal Growth: The following table reflects a breakdown of the components of our solid waste internal growth for the three months ended June 30, 2018:

 

           U.S.   Canada   Total 
Core Price           3.8%   4.4%   3.9%
Surcharges           0.3%   0.7%   0.3%
Volume           (0.9%)   (4.2%)   (1.5%)
Recycling           (1.4%)   (4.0%)   (1.8%)
Foreign Exchange Impact           -    4.0%   0.7%
Total           1.8%   0.9%   1.6%

 

Revenue Breakdown: The following table reflects a breakdown of our revenue for the three month periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2018:

 

   Three Months Ended June 30, 2017 
   Revenue   Inter-company Elimination   Reported
Revenue
   % 
Solid Waste Collection  $797,131   $(2,392)  $794,739    67.6%
Solid Waste Disposal and Transfer   416,176    (158,937)   257,239    21.9%
Solid Waste Recycling   43,693    (2,351)   41,342    3.5%
E&P Waste Treatment, Recovery and Disposal   50,043    (2,870)   47,173    4.0%
Intermodal and Other   35,432    (356)   35,076    3.0%
Total  $1,342,475   $(166,906)  $1,175,569    100.0%

 

   Three Months Ended June 30, 2018 
   Revenue   Inter-company Elimination   Reported
Revenue
   % 
Solid Waste Collection  $854,719   $(2,440)  $852,279    68.7%
Solid Waste Disposal and Transfer   440,537    (171,583)   268,954    21.7%
Solid Waste Recycling   22,703    (698)   22,005    1.8%
E&P Waste Treatment, Recovery and Disposal   62,663    (2,431)   60,232    4.9%
Intermodal and Other   37,324    (826)   36,498    2.9%
Total  $1,417,946   $(177,978)  $1,239,968    100.0%

 

Contribution from Acquisitions: The following table reflects revenues from solid waste acquisitions, net of divestitures, for the three month periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2018:

 

   Three months ended
June 30,
 
   2017   2018 
Acquisitions, net  $386,211   $32,763 

 

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ADDITIONAL STATISTICS (continued)

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except where noted)

 

Other Cash Flow Items: The following table reflects cash interest and cash taxes for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2018:

 

   Three months ended
June 30,
   Six months ended
June 30,
 
   2017   2018   2017   2018 
Cash Interest Paid  $32,301   $40,046   $54,603   $62,486 
Cash Taxes Paid   22,469    16,183    36,486    22,853 

 

Debt to Book Capitalization as of June 30, 2018: 37%

 

Internalization for the three months ended June 30, 2018: 57%

 

Days Sales Outstanding for the three months ended June 30, 2018: 44 (32 net of deferred revenue)

 

Share Information for the three months ended June 30, 2018:

 

Basic shares outstanding   263,691,172 
Dilutive effect of equity-based awards   640,857 
Diluted shares outstanding   264,332,029 

 

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NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION SCHEDULE

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except where noted)

 

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA:

 

Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, is provided supplementally because it is widely used by investors as a performance and valuation measure in the solid waste industry. Management uses adjusted EBITDA as one of the principal measures to evaluate and monitor the ongoing financial performance of Waste Connections’ operations. Waste Connections defines adjusted EBITDA as net income attributable to Waste Connections, plus net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, plus or minus income tax provision (benefit), plus interest expense, less interest income, plus depreciation and amortization expense, plus closure and post-closure accretion expense, plus or minus any loss or gain on impairments and other operating items, plus other expense, less other income, plus foreign currency transaction loss, less foreign currency transaction gain. Waste Connections further adjusts this calculation to exclude the effects of other items management believes impact the ability to assess the operating performance of its business. This measure is not a substitute for, and should be used in conjunction with, GAAP financial measures. Other companies may calculate adjusted EBITDA differently.

 

   Three months ended
June 30,
   Six months ended
June 30,
 
   2017   2018   2017   2018 
Net Income attributable to Waste Connections  $123,656   $138,682   $138,530   $263,551 
Plus: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   231    132    377    295 
Plus: Income tax provision   52,675    42,565    35,804    74,417 
Plus: Interest expense   31,160    32,426    60,291    64,796 
Less: Interest income   (1,026)   (1,056)   (1,474)   (2,210)
Plus: Depreciation and amortization   157,589    168,924    308,339    328,207 
Plus: Closure and post-closure accretion   2,917    3,258    5,835    6,496 
Plus/less: Impairments and other operating items   (1,180)   7,073    140,501    8,104 
Less: Other income, net   (834)   (2,031)   (1,852)   (1,644)
Plus/less: Foreign currency transaction loss/(gain)   1,048    (30)   1,638    190 
Adjustments:                    
Plus: Transaction-related expenses (a)   715    2,199    2,459    4,584 
Plus: Pre-existing Progressive Waste share-based grants (b)   4,103    2,058    10,578    3,221 
Plus: Integration-related and other expenses (c)   2,594    1,306    5,422    2,416 
Adjusted EBITDA  $373,648   $395,506   $706,448   $752,423 
                     
As % of revenues   31.8%   31.9%   31.2%   31.6%

     
(a)Reflects the addback of acquisition-related transaction costs.
(b)Reflects share-based compensation costs, including changes in fair value and related expenses, associated with share-based awards granted by Progressive Waste outstanding at the time of the Progressive Waste acquisition.
(c)Reflects the addback of integration-related items, including rebranding costs, associated with the Progressive Waste acquisition.

 

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NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION SCHEDULE (continued)

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except where noted)

 

Reconciliation of Adjusted Free Cash Flow:

 

Adjusted free cash flow, a non-GAAP financial measure, is provided supplementally because it is widely used by investors as a valuation and liquidity measure in the solid waste industry. Management uses adjusted free cash flow as one of the principal measures to evaluate and monitor the ongoing financial performance of Waste Connections’ operations. Waste Connections defines adjusted free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities, plus or minus change in book overdraft, plus proceeds from disposal of assets, less capital expenditures for property and equipment and distributions to noncontrolling interests. Waste Connections further adjusts this calculation to exclude the effects of items management believes impact the ability to assess the operating performance of its business. This measure is not a substitute for, and should be used in conjunction with, GAAP liquidity or financial measures. Other companies may calculate adjusted free cash flow differently.

 

   Three months ended
June 30,
   Six months ended
June 30,
 
   2017   2018   2017   2018 
Net cash provided by operating activities  $264,429   $357,684   $551,906   $664,931 
Plus/(Less): Change in book overdraft   (568)   (837)   19,479    (1,132)
Plus: Proceeds from disposal of assets   1,801    1,072    20,617    2,074 
Less: Capital expenditures for property and equipment   (111,412)   (110,496)   (202,617)   (201,712)
Less: Distributions to noncontrolling interests   -    -    -    (103)
Adjustments:                    
Payment of contingent consideration recorded in earnings (a)   -    -    -    11 
Cash received for divestitures (b)   -    -    (17,400)   - 
Transaction-related expenses (c)   715    2,199    2,459    4,584 
Integration-related and other expenses (d)   2,282    2,990    5,110    2,416 
Pre-existing Progressive Waste share-based grants (e)   1,570    1,306    11,915    4,909 
Synergy bonus (f)   -    -    11,798    - 
Tax effect (g)   (2,689)   (1,373)   (9,648)   (3,279)
Adjusted free cash flow  $156,128   $252,545   $393,619   $472,699 
                     
As % of revenues   13.3%   20.4%   17.4%   19.9%

     
(a)Reflects the addback of acquisition-related payments for contingent consideration that were recorded as expenses in earnings and as a component of cash flows from operating activities as the amounts paid exceeded the fair value of the contingent consideration recorded at the acquisition date.
(b)Reflects the elimination of cash received in conjunction with the divestiture of Progressive Waste operations.
(c)Reflects the addback of acquisition-related transaction costs.
(d)Reflects the addback of integration-related items, including rebranding costs, associated with the Progressive Waste acquisition.
(e)Reflects the cash settlement of pre-existing Progressive Waste share-based awards and related payments during the period.
(f)Reflects the addback of cash bonuses paid pursuant to the Company’s Synergy Bonus Program in conjunction with the Progressive Waste acquisition.
(g)The aggregate tax effect of footnotes (a) through (f) is calculated based on the applied tax rates for the respective periods.

 

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NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION SCHEDULE (continued)

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)

 

Reconciliation of Net Income attributable to Waste Connections to Adjusted Net Income attributable to Waste Connections and Adjusted Net Income per Diluted Share attributable to Waste Connections:

 

Adjusted net income attributable to Waste Connections and adjusted net income per diluted share attributable to Waste Connections, both non-GAAP financial measures, are provided supplementally because they are widely used by investors as a valuation measure in the solid waste industry. Management uses adjusted net income attributable to Waste Connections and adjusted net income per diluted share attributable to Waste Connections as one of the principal measures to evaluate and monitor the ongoing financial performance of Waste Connections’ operations. Waste Connections provides adjusted net income attributable to Waste Connections to exclude the effects of items management believes impact the comparability of operating results between periods. Adjusted net income attributable to Waste Connections has limitations due to the fact that it excludes items that have an impact on the Company’s financial condition and results of operations. Adjusted net income attributable to Waste Connections and adjusted net income per diluted share attributable to Waste Connections are not a substitute for, and should be used in conjunction with, GAAP financial measures. Other companies may calculate these non-GAAP financial measures differently.

 

   Three months ended
June 30,
   Six months ended
June 30,
 
   2017   2018   2017   2018 
Reported net income attributable to Waste Connections  $123,656   $138,682   $138,530   $263,551 
Adjustments:                    
Amortization of intangibles (a)   24,762    26,474    50,272    52,573 
Impairments and other operating items (b)   (1,180)   7,073    140,501    8,104 
Transaction-related expenses (c)   715    2,199    2,459    4,584 
Pre-existing Progressive Waste share-based grants (d)   4,103    2,058    10,578    3,221 
Integration-related and other expenses (e)   2,594    1,306    5,422    2,416 
Tax effect (f)   (9,188)   (7,971)   (72,253)   (16,016)
Tax items (g)   -    2,515    -    2,515 
Adjusted net income attributable to Waste Connections  $145,462   $172,336   $275,509   $320,948 
Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Waste Connections’ common shareholders:                    
Reported net income  $0.47   $0.52   $0.52   $1.00 
Adjusted net income  $0.55   $0.65   $1.04   $1.21 

     
(a)Reflects the elimination of the non-cash amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets.
(b)Reflects the addback of impairments and other operating items.
(c)Reflects the addback of acquisition-related transaction costs.
(d)Reflects share-based compensation costs, including changes in fair value and related expenses, associated with share-based awards granted by Progressive Waste outstanding at the time of the Progressive Waste acquisition.
(e)Reflects the addback of integration-related items, including rebranding costs, associated with the Progressive Waste acquisition.
(f)The aggregate tax effect of the adjustments in footnotes (a) through (e) is calculated based on the applied tax rates for the respective periods.
(g)Reflects items primarily associated with internal financing restructuring in conjunction with the Tax Act enacted on December 22, 2017, as well as a reduction in deferred tax liabilities resulting from state legislation enacted during the quarter and changes in the Company’s geographical apportionment due to acquisition activity.

 

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UPDATED 2018 OUTLOOK

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION SCHEDULE

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except where noted)

 

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA:

 

   Updated 2018 Outlook 
Net Income attributable to Waste Connections  $559,129 
Plus: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   1,000 
Plus: Income tax provision   160,000 
Plus: Interest expense   134,000 
Less: Interest income   (4,000)
Plus: Depreciation and amortization   675,000 
Plus: Closure and post-closure accretion   13,000 
Plus: Impairments and other operating items (a)   8,104 
Less: Other income, net (a)   (1,644)
Plus: Foreign currency transaction loss (a)   190 
Adjustments: (a)     
Plus: Transaction-related expenses   4,584 
Plus: Pre-existing Progressive Waste share-based grants   3,221 
Plus: Integration-related and other expenses   2,416 
Adjusted EBITDA  $1,555,000 
      
As % of revenues   31.9%

     
(a)Reflects amounts reported for the six month period ended June 30, 2018, as shown on page 9.

 

Reconciliation of Adjusted Free Cash Flow:

 

   Updated 
   2018 Outlook 
Net cash provided by operating activities  $1,379,388 
Plus: Proceeds from disposal of assets (a)   2,074 
Less: Distributions to noncontrolling interests (a)   (103)
Less: Capital expenditures for property and equipment   (530,000)
Adjustments: (a)     
    Payment of contingent consideration recorded in earnings   11 
    Transaction-related expenses   4,584 
    Integration-related and other expenses   2,416 
    Pre-existing Progressive Waste share-based grants   4,909 
    Tax effect   (3,279)
Adjusted free cash flow  $860,000 
      
As % of revenues   17.6%

     
(a)Reflects amounts reported for the six month period ended June 30, 2018, as shown on page 10.

 

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