Exhibit 99.1

 

  

 

 

WASTE CONNECTIONS REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2018 RESULTS

 
-Revenue of $1.281 billion, exceeding outlook
-Reports 4.5% solid waste price growth
-Net income attributable to Waste Connections of $150.8 million, or $0.57 per share
-Adjusted net income attributable to Waste Connections* of $181.9 million, or $0.69 per share, up 15.0%
-Adjusted EBITDA* of $416.8 million, or 32.5% of revenue
-YTD net cash provided by operating activities of $1.038 billion
-YTD adjusted free cash flow* of $675.7 million, or 18.5% of revenue
-Signs acquisition with approximately $175 million in annualized revenues
-Increases regular quarterly cash dividend by 14.3%

 

 

TORONTO, ONTARIO, October 29, 2018

- Waste Connections, Inc. (TSX/NYSE: WCN) (“Waste Connections” or the “Company”) today announced its results for the third quarter of 2018.

 

“Solid waste pricing up 120 basis points year over year plus 140 basis points sequential volume improvement drove better than expected results in the quarter. This price-led solid waste growth, along with continued strength in E&P waste activity, enabled us to overcome the toughest quarterly comparison for recycled commodity values in the year and certain continuing cost pressures. More importantly, adjusted free cash flow* remains strong at over $675 million year-to-date, or 18.5% of revenue, and 57.8% of adjusted EBITDA*,” said Ronald J. Mittelstaedt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  “Our third quarter performance puts us firmly on track to meet or exceed the increased expectations for the full year we communicated in July.”

 

Mr. Mittelstaedt added, “The pace of acquisition activity remains elevated, as we recently signed our largest deal year to date, a multi-market collection company with annualized revenue of approximately $175 million, with operations in three states, including two new markets. This acquisition, which is expected to close by year end, along with deals already closed, is expected to bring total acquired annualized revenues to approximately $360 million in 2018. Rollover contribution from these acquisitions plus price-led organic growth already position us for between 8% and 10% revenue growth and continued margin expansion in 2019, with any additional transactions providing further growth. Moreover, we announced another double-digit percentage increase in the quarterly cash dividend, once again demonstrating that we remain well-positioned to increase our return of capital to shareholders while continuing to fund above average acquisition activity.”

 

Q3 2018 Results

 

Revenue in the third quarter totaled $1.281 billion, up from $1.206 billion in the year ago period. Operating income was $232.9 million, which included $6.9 million in fair value accounting changes associated with certain equity awards, and $0.7 million in integration and acquisition-related costs, partially offset by a $2.0 million gain in impairments and other items primarily related to the divestiture of certain assets acquired in the Progressive Waste acquisition. This compares to operating income of $218.8 million in the third quarter of 2017, which included $7.2 million in charges primarily related to fair value accounting changes for certain equity awards, costs for transactions completed in the period, and certain costs associated with the Progressive Waste acquisition.

  

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

 

 

 

  

Net income attributable to Waste Connections in the third quarter was $150.8 million, or $0.57 per share on a diluted basis of 264.4 million shares. In the year ago period, the Company reported net income attributable to Waste Connections of $123.2 million, or $0.47 per share on a diluted basis of 264.3 million shares.

 

Adjusted net income attributable to Waste Connections* in the third quarter was $181.9 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, versus $158.1 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA* in the third quarter was $416.8 million, as compared to adjusted EBITDA* of $393.4 million in the prior year period. Adjusted net income attributable to Waste Connections, adjusted net income attributable to Waste Connections per diluted share, adjusted EBITDA, and adjusted free cash flow, all non-GAAP measures, primarily exclude the impact from the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Tax Act”), fair value accounting changes to certain equity awards, and acquisition-related items, as shown in the detailed reconciliation in the attached schedules.

 

Nine Months Year to Date Results

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2018, revenue was $3.661 billion, as compared to revenue of $3.473 billion in the year ago period. Operating income, which included $23.9 million of expenses primarily related to fair value accounting changes to certain equity awards, impairments and other items related to the termination of certain contracts and other acquisition-related costs, was $632.3 million, compared to $452.1 million for the same period in 2017, which included $167.0 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 fair value accounting changes to certain equity awards.

 

Net income attributable to Waste Connections for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, was $414.4 million, or $1.57 per share on a diluted basis of 264.4 million shares. In the year ago period, the Company reported net income attributable to Waste Connections of $261.7 million, or $0.99 per share on a diluted basis of 264.1 million shares.

 

Adjusted net income attributable to Waste Connections* for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, was $501.1 million, or $1.90 per diluted share, compared to $433.6 million, or $1.64 per diluted share, in the year ago period. Adjusted EBITDA* for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, was $1.169 billion, as compared to $1.100 billion in the prior year period.

 

Q3 2018 Earnings Conference Call

 

Waste Connections will be hosting a conference call related to third quarter earnings on October 30th at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. To access the call, listeners should dial 888-223-4561 (within North America) or 312-281-1202 (international) approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and ask the operator for the Waste Connections conference call (a passcode is not required). A replay of the conference call will be available until November 6, 2018 by calling 800-633-8284 (within North America) or 402-977-9140 (international) and entering Passcode # 21896131. 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 October 30th, providing the Company's fourth quarter 2018 outlook for revenue, core price plus volume growth for solid waste and adjusted EBITDA*.

 

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

 

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.

 

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For more information, visit the Waste Connections web site 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 (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 (SEDAR) 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, 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 NINE months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018

(Unaudited)

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

 

  

Three months ended

September 30,

   Nine months ended
September 30,
 
   2017   2018   2017   2018 
                 
Revenues  $1,206,478   $1,281,110   $3,473,313   $3,661,209 
Operating expenses:                    
Cost of operations   695,122    736,122    2,024,402    2,120,947 
Selling, general and administrative   128,200    139,014    383,600    398,582 
Depreciation   136,941    148,232    395,008    423,866 
Amortization of intangibles   26,613    26,871    76,886    79,444 
Impairments and other operating items   832    (1,998)   141,333    6,106 
Operating income   218,770    232,869    452,084    632,264 
                     
Interest expense   (32,471)   (32,078)   (92,763)   (96,874)
Interest income   1,656    1,467    3,131    3,677 
Other income, net   1,709    732    3,561    2,376 
Foreign currency transaction loss   (1,864)   (132)   (3,502)   (323)
Income before income tax provision   187,800    202,858    362,511    541,120 
                     
Income tax provision   (64,390)   (52,092)   (100,220)   (126,509)
Net income   123,410    150,766    262,291    414,611 
Plus (Less): Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling                    
interests   (183)   77    (559)   (218)
Net income attributable to Waste Connections  $123,227   $150,843   $261,732   $414,393 
                     
Earnings per common share attributable to Waste Connections’                    
common shareholders:                    
Basic  $0.47   $0.57   $0.99   $1.57 
                     
Diluted  $0.47   $0.57   $0.99   $1.57 
                     
Shares used in the per share calculations:                    
Basic   263,443,064    263,628,838    263,298,839    263,657,274 
Diluted   264,299,472    264,394,757    264,109,383    264,376,320 
                     
                     
Cash dividends per common share  $0.12   $0.14   $0.36   $0.42 

  

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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
   September 30,
2018
 
ASSETS          
Current assets:          
Cash and equivalents  $433,815   $244,389 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $17,154 and $15,305 at          
December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018, respectively   554,458    625,048 
Current assets held for sale   1,596    794 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   186,999    152,827 
Total current assets   1,176,868    1,023,058 
Restricted cash   122,652    83,399 
Restricted investments   44,360    44,217 
Property and equipment, net   4,820,934    5,069,767 
Goodwill   4,681,774    4,813,296 
Intangible assets, net   1,087,436    1,069,064 
Long-term assets held for sale   12,625    745 
Other assets, net   68,032    88,520 
   $12,014,681   $12,192,066 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $330,523   $331,535 
Book overdraft   19,223    19,087 
Accrued liabilities   278,039    287,369 
Deferred revenue   145,197    162,965 
Current portion of contingent consideration   15,803    11,612 
Current liabilities held for sale   2,155    928 
Current portion of long-term debt and notes payable   11,659    1,753 
Total current liabilities   802,599    815,249 
           
Long-term debt and notes payable   3,899,572    3,747,209 
Long-term portion of contingent consideration   31,482    43,412 
Other long-term liabilities   316,191    339,817 
Deferred income taxes   690,767    741,300 
Total liabilities   5,740,611    5,686,987 
Commitments and contingencies          
Equity:          
Common shares: 263,660,803 shares issued and 263,494,670 shares outstanding  at December 31,          
2017; 263,506,592 shares issued and 263,372,910 shares outstanding at September 30, 2018   4,187,568    4,147,909 
Additional paid-in capital   115,743    124,317 
Accumulated other comprehensive income   108,413    53,203 
Treasury shares: 166,133 and 133,682 shares at December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018,           
respectively   -    - 
Retained earnings   1,856,946    2,174,135 
Total Waste Connections’ equity   6,268,670    6,499,564 
Noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries   5,400    5,515 
Total equity   6,274,070    6,505,079 
   $12,014,681   $12,192,066 

 

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Waste Connections, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

NINE months ended SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 and 2018

(Unaudited)

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

 

   Nine months ended September 30, 
   2017   2018 
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net income  $262,291   $414,611 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:          
Loss on disposal of assets and impairments   122,098    6,852 
Depreciation   395,008    423,866 
Amortization of intangibles   76,886    79,444 
Foreign currency transaction loss   3,502    323 
Deferred income taxes, net of acquisitions   (10,971)   45,765 
Amortization of debt issuance costs   3,221    3,087 
Share-based compensation   32,407    35,434 
Interest income on restricted investments   (387)   (143)
Interest accretion   10,406    11,135 
Adjustments to contingent consideration   17,754    349 
Payment of contingent consideration recorded in earnings   -    (11)
Net change in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions   (23,840)   17,080 
Net cash provided by operating activities   888,375    1,037,792 
           
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Payments for acquisitions, net of cash acquired   (394,002)   (500,064)
Capital expenditures for property and equipment   (317,385)   (373,512)
Proceeds from disposal of assets   25,826    3,698 
Change in restricted investments, net of interest income   1,920    - 
Other   (3,465)   (568)
Net cash used in investing activities   (687,106)   (870,446)
           
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Proceeds from long-term debt   896,947    165,737 
Principal payments on notes payable and long-term debt   (666,724)   (387,700)
Payment of contingent consideration recorded at acquisition date   (5,840)   (5,459)
Change in book overdraft   13,814    (243)
Proceeds from option and warrant exercises   1,946    - 
Payments for repurchase of common shares   -    (42,040)
Payments for cash dividends   (95,201)   (110,447)
Tax withholdings related to net share settlements of equity-based compensation   (13,754)   (14,976)
Debt issuance costs   (3,638)   (2,839)
Proceeds from sale of common shares held in trust   8,704    2,381 
Other   (1,095)   (103)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   135,159    (395,689)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   976    (528)
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   337,404    (228,871)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period   169,112    556,467 
Plus (Less): change in cash held for sale   (27)   192 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period  $506,489   $327,788 

  

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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 September 30, 2018:

 

   U.S.   Canada   Total 
Core Price   3.9%   4.6%   4.0%
Surcharges   0.4%   1.2%   0.5%
Volume   0.4%   (3.0%)   (0.1%)
Recycling   (1.4%)   (4.0%)   (1.8%)
Foreign Exchange Impact   -    (4.3%)   (0.7%)
Total   3.3%   (5.5%)   1.9%

 

 

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

 

   Three Months Ended September 30, 2017 
   Revenue   Inter-company Elimination   Reported
Revenue
   % 
Solid Waste Collection  $815,344   $(2,484)  $812,860    67.4%
Solid Waste Disposal and Transfer   416,764    (157,280)   259,484    21.5%
Solid Waste Recycling   43,864    (2,295)   41,569    3.5%
E&P Waste Treatment, Recovery and Disposal   57,797    (3,082)   54,715    4.5%
Intermodal and Other   38,221    (371)   37,850    3.1%
Total  $1,371,990   $(165,512)  $1,206,478    100.0%

 

 

   Three Months Ended September 30, 2018 
   Revenue   Inter-company Elimination   Reported
Revenue
   % 
Solid Waste Collection  $871,700   $(2,419)  $869,281    67.9%
Solid Waste Disposal and Transfer   473,906    (182,617)   291,289    22.7%
Solid Waste Recycling   23,370    (989)   22,381    1.7%
E&P Waste Treatment, Recovery and Disposal   68,049    (3,256)   64,793    5.1%
Intermodal and Other   34,261    (895)   33,366    2.6%
Total  $1,471,286   $(190,176)  $1,281,110    100.0%

 

 

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

 

   Three months ended
September 30,
 
   2017   2018 
Acquisitions, net  $40,253   $48,156 

  

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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 nine month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2018:

 

   Three months ended
September 30,
   Nine months ended
September 30,
 
   2017   2018   2017   2018 
Cash Interest Paid  $21,897   $22,556   $76,500   $85,042 
Cash Taxes Paid   44,945    10,509    81,431    33,362 

   

 

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

  

 

Internalization for the three months ended September 30, 2018: 56%

  

 

Days Sales Outstanding for the three months ended September 30, 2018: 45 (33 net of deferred revenue)

  

 

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

  

Basic shares outstanding   263,628,838 
Dilutive effect of equity-based awards   765,919 
Diluted shares outstanding   264,394,757 

 

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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 (or minus) net income (loss) 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
September 30,
   Nine months ended
September 30,
 
   2017   2018   2017   2018 
Net income attributable to Waste Connections  $123,227   $150,843   $261,732   $414,393 
Plus (Less): Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests   183    (77)   559    218 
Plus: Income tax provision   64,390    52,092    100,220    126,509 
Plus: Interest expense   32,471    32,078    92,763    96,874 
Less: Interest income   (1,656)   (1,467)   (3,131)   (3,677)
Plus: Depreciation and amortization   163,554    175,103    471,894    503,310 
Plus: Closure and post-closure accretion   2,971    3,253    8,805    9,749 
Plus (Less): Impairments and other operating items   832    (1,998)   141,333    6,106 
Less: Other income, net   (1,709)   (732)   (3,561)   (2,376)
Plus: Foreign currency transaction loss   1,864    132    3,502    323 
Adjustments:                    
Plus: Transaction-related expenses (a)   1,958    323    4,418    4,907 
Plus: Fair value changes to equity awards (b)   2,369    6,880    12,947    10,101 
Plus: Integration-related and other expenses (c)   2,922    379    8,344    2,795 
Adjusted EBITDA  $393,376   $416,809   $1,099,825   $1,169,232 
                     
As % of revenues   32.6%   32.5%   31.7%   31.9%

 

 
(a)Reflects the addback of acquisition-related transaction costs.
(b)Reflects fair value accounting changes associated with certain equity awards.
(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.

 

   Nine months ended
September 30,
 
   2017   2018 
Net cash provided by operating activities  $888,375   $1,037,792 
Plus/(Less): Change in book overdraft   13,814    (243)
Plus: Proceeds from disposal of assets   25,826    3,698 
Less: Capital expenditures for property and equipment   (317,385)   (373,512)
Less: Distributions to noncontrolling interests   -    (103)
Adjustments:          
  Payment of contingent consideration recorded in earnings (a)   -    11 
  Cash received for divestitures (b)   (21,100)   (1,250)
  Transaction-related expenses (c)   4,418    4,907 
  Integration-related and other expenses (d)   7,968    2,794 
  Pre-existing Progressive Waste share-based grants (e)   11,740    5,219 
  Synergy bonus (f)   11,798    - 
  Tax effect (g)   (11,426)   (3,609)
Adjusted free cash flow  $614,028   $675,704 
           
As % of revenues   17.7%   18.5%

 

 
(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 certain 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 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
September 30,
   Nine months ended
September 30,
 
   2017   2018   2017   2018 
Reported net income attributable to Waste Connections  $123,227   $150,843   $261,732   $414,393 
Adjustments:                    
Amortization of intangibles (a)   26,613    26,871    76,886    79,444 
Impairments and other operating items (b)   832    (1,998)   141,333    6,106 
Transaction-related expenses (c)   1,958    323    4,418    4,907 
Fair value changes to equity awards (d)   2,369    6,880    12,947    10,101 
Integration-related and other expenses (e)   2,922    379    8,344    2,795 
Tax effect (f)   (3,575)   (8,006)   (75,828)   (25,783)
Tax items (g)   3,787    6,578    3,787    9,093 
Adjusted net income attributable to Waste Connections  $158,133   $181,870   $433,619   $501,056 
                     
Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Waste Connections’ common shareholders:                    
     Reported net income  $0.47   $0.57   $0.99   $1.57 
Adjusted net income  $0.60   $0.69   $1.64   $1.90 

 

 

(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 fair value accounting changes associated with certain equity awards.
(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)In 2018, primarily reflects refinements to the estimates, as provided by Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118, of the impact of a portion of the Company’s U.S. earnings no longer deemed to be permanently reinvested in conjunction with the Tax Act; in 2017, reflects the elimination of an increase to the income tax provision associated with an increase in the Company’s deferred tax liabilities resulting from the enactment of the Illinois State Budget Public Act 100-0022 on July 6, 2017.

  

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The following information was filed by Waste Connections, Inc. (WCN) on Monday, October 29, 2018 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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