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WASTE CONNECTIONS REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2020 RESULTS

 

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Revenue of $1.352 billion, up 8.7%

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Reports 5.2% price + volume growth

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Net income attributable to Waste Connections of $143.0 million, or $0.54 per share

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Adjusted net income attributable to Waste Connections* of $170.6 million, or $0.65 per share

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Adjusted EBITDA* of $408.5 million, or 30.2% of revenue

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Net cash provided by operating activities of $369.6 million

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Adjusted free cash flow* of $235.7 million, or 17.4% of revenue

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Encouraged by improving solid waste trends

 

 

TORONTO, ONTARIO, May 6, 2020

- Waste Connections, Inc. (TSX/NYSE: WCN) (“Waste Connections” or the “Company”) today announced its results for the first quarter of 2020. 

 

“We couldn’t be any prouder of our Company’s preparedness for and execution during this pandemic, which should leave us well-positioned when we emerge from it.  An extremely strong start to the year, which had put us firmly on track to exceed our outlook, was interrupted in March by measures taken across the U.S. and Canada to limit or control the spread of COVID-19.  In spite of the resulting significant slowdown in economic activity and impact to revenue, we exceeded our first quarter outlook for adjusted EBITDA* and delivered adjusted free cash flow* of $235.7 million, or 17.4% of revenue and 57.7% of adjusted EBITDA*, while also shifting our focus to one of preparedness,” said Worthing F. Jackman, President and CEO. 

 

“We recognized going into this period of uncertainty that our communities would count on us as an essential services provider, and we on each other, to honor our commitments.  Protecting the health, safety and welfare of our employees has guided every decision we’ve made, knowing that reducing employee concerns regarding income, healthcare and family obligations would be critical to providing exceptional service.  Our operating performance during this period reflects the benefit of that focus and is a testament to the dedication and tireless efforts of every Waste Connections employee, whether in the field or working remotely, which have been truly inspirational.” 

 

Mr. Jackman added, “We believe the financial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and the pace of recovery remain uncertain at this time.  The severity and duration of varying impacts across markets, the shape of any economic recovery, and any additional acquisitions completed during the year will influence the extent to which our results are impacted.  However, assuming that April reflects the depths of any impact, we are encouraged that revenue on a reported basis for the month declined 6.0% year-over-year, or 1.4% excluding Canada and the Northeast U.S., which were hardest hit, and solid waste trends have improved sequentially late in the month and into early May; a continuing economic recovery should reduce the revenue impact going forward.  An approximate 20% reduction in budgeted capital expenditures for the year and various cost controls will help offset a portion of the high margin decremental and flow thru associated with both pandemic-related decreases in commercial collection activity and transfer and landfill volumes and a reduction in E&P waste activity.”

 

Mr. Jackman concluded, “Waste Connections is well-positioned to navigate this unprecedented period.  We remain disciplined in executing our growth strategy and believe the strengths of our culture, our people and our financial profile will continue to differentiate our execution and financial performance.

 

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

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Financial Impact from COVID-19

 

During the first quarter of 2020, our business was impacted by COVID-19 due to a reduction in revenue primarily in solid waste commercial collection and solid waste transfer and disposal resulting from a slowdown in activity associated with shelter-in-place or other closure restrictions or requirements imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This impact to our business occurred in March, when commercial collection activity slowed down in certain markets due to service reductions or suspensions by customers whose business activity was curtailed by such measures, with third party transfer and disposal volumes typically following similar patterns to hauling activity.  In addition, and to a lesser extent, solid waste roll-off revenue was impacted in some markets, and year-over-year revenue reductions in our E&P segment resulting primarily from the drop in the value of crude oil due to increased global supplies may also be related to COVID-19.  The impacts to solid waste activity that we experienced during March varied by geography, the size and customer mix in each market, and the timing and extent of shutdown requirements across markets.  In general, our markets in Canada and the Northeast U.S. were hardest hit.  In the aggregate, the slowdown in activity is estimated to have resulted in a decline of approximately $12 million in revenue, with an estimated impact of approximately 20 basis points to adjusted EBITDA* margin, resulting in an impact of approximately two cents per diluted share in the quarter.  As a result of the expected continued slowdown in activity levels, we reduced projected 2020 capital expenditures by approximately $110 million.

 

The second quarter will be the first full quarter to reflect the impacts from COVID-19.  In April, revenue on a reported basis declined 6.0% year-over-year, or approximately 9.3% excluding acquisitions completed since the year ago period.  Adjusted EBITDA* margin in April declined an estimated 200 basis points year-over-year primarily due to incremental costs related to COVID-19 and, to a lesser extent, a reduction in E&P waste activity.  Solid waste collection, transfer and disposal revenue was down 6.9% year-over-year on a same store basis, or down 3.1% excluding Canada and the Northeast U.S., which were hardest hit, and recent trends suggest that such comparisons in subsequent months should show sequential improvement.  In late April, we saw mid to high single digit percentage upticks off of weekly lows in solid waste landfill volumes and roll-off activity, with over 70% of locations showing improvement.  Additionally, about 12% of solid waste commercial customers and 9% of associated revenue in competitive markets we track that had suspended or reduced service due to COVID-19, have since reached out for either a resumption of service or an increase in frequency.  E&P waste revenue in April was $14.2 million, down 33% from the prior year.

 

The ultimate impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on our business, results of operations, financial condition and cash flows will depend largely on future developments, including the duration and spread of the outbreak in the U.S. and Canada, its severity, the actions to contain the novel coronavirus or treat its impact, and how quickly and to what extent normal economic and operating conditions can resume, all of which are uncertain and cannot be predicted at this time.    

 

Q1 2020 Results

 

Revenue in the first quarter totaled $1.352 billion, up from $1.245 billion in the year ago period.  Operating income was $217.0 million, which included $3.7 million in acquisition-related costs and $1.5 million in impairments and other items.  This compares to operating income of $184.9 million in the first quarter of 2019, which included $16.1 million in impairments and other operating items and $3.9 million in acquisition-related costs. 

 

Net income attributable to Waste Connections in the first quarter was $143.0 million, or $0.54 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 $125.6 million, or $0.48 per share on a diluted basis of 264.3 million shares.

 

Adjusted net income attributable to Waste Connections* in the first quarter was $170.6 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, versus $163.9 million, or $0.62 per share, in the prior year period.  Adjusted EBITDA* in the first quarter was $408.5 million, as compared to adjusted EBITDA* of $385.7 million 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Q1 2020 Earnings Conference Call

 

Waste Connections will be hosting a conference call related to first quarter earnings on May 7th at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.  To access the call, listeners should dial 800-954-0601 (within North America) or 212-231-2907 (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 May 14, 2020 by calling 800-633-8284 (within North America) or 402-977-9140 (international) and entering Passcode # 21958916.  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 SEDAR (as an “Other” document) prior to markets opening on May 7th, providing additional information on recent solid waste trends and how they may impact the Company’s expectations for the full year.

 

About Waste Connections

 

Waste Connections is an integrated solid waste services company that provides non-hazardous 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 seven million residential, commercial, industrial, and exploration and production customers in 42 states in the U.S., and six provinces in Canada.  The Company also provides intermodal services for the rail haul movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest.

 

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 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 can be identified by use of forward-looking terminology, such as “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “will,” “could,” “should,” or “anticipates,” or the negative thereof or comparable terminology, or by the discussions of strategy. 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 the expected impacts of the recent novel coronavirus pandemic and the COVID-19 outbreak, 2020 financial results, outlook, implications, expectations and related assumptions, capital expenditures, and potential acquisition activity. 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) 442-2253Joe Box / (281) 873-3205

maryannew@wasteconnections.comjoe.box@wasteconnections.com

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Waste Connections, Inc.

CONDENSED Consolidated Statements of NET INCOME

THREE months ended March 31, 2019 and 2020

(Unaudited)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended
March 31,

 

 

 

    

2019

    

2020

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 

$

1,244,637 

 

$

1,352,404 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of operations

 

 

733,690 

 

 

815,424 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

132,586 

 

 

136,052 

 

 

Depreciation

 

 

146,847 

 

 

150,821 

 

 

Amortization of intangibles

 

 

30,542 

 

 

31,638 

 

 

Impairments and other operating items

 

 

16,112 

 

 

1,506 

 

 

Operating income

 

 

184,860 

 

 

216,963 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

(37,287)

 

 

(37,990)

 

 

Interest income

 

 

3,311 

 

 

2,175 

 

 

Other income (expense), net

 

 

2,661 

 

 

(9,521)

 

 

Income before income tax provision

 

 

153,545 

 

 

171,627 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax provision

 

 

(27,968)

 

 

(28,734)

 

 

Net income

 

 

125,577 

 

 

142,893 

 

 

Plus: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

45 

 

 

142 

 

 

Net income attributable to Waste Connections

 

$

125,622 

 

$

143,035 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per common share attributable to Waste Connections’ common shareholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.48 

 

$

0.54 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted

 

$

0.48 

 

$

0.54 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares used in the per share calculations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

263,603,418 

 

 

263,790,364 

 

 

Diluted

 

 

264,336,930 

 

 

264,353,158 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash dividends per common share

 

$

0.160 

 

$

0.185 

 

 

 

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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,
2019

    

March 31,
2020

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and equivalents

 

$

326,738 

 

$

1,195,279 

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for credit losses of $16,432 and $15,172 at December 31, 2019 and March 31, 2020, respectively

 

 

662,808 

 

 

624,389 

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

141,052 

 

 

142,553 

 

Total current assets

 

 

1,130,598 

 

 

1,962,221 

 

Restricted cash

 

 

96,483 

 

 

88,927 

 

Restricted investments

 

 

51,179 

 

 

45,856 

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

5,516,347 

 

 

5,415,989 

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

 

183,220 

 

 

176,772 

 

Goodwill

 

 

5,510,851 

 

 

5,385,841 

 

Intangible assets, net

 

 

1,163,063 

 

 

1,120,197 

 

Other assets, net

 

 

85,954 

 

 

83,608 

 

Total assets

 

$

13,737,695 

 

$

14,279,411 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

436,970 

 

$

398,523 

 

Book overdraft

 

 

15,954 

 

 

12,105 

 

Accrued liabilities

 

 

280,808 

 

 

297,266 

 

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

 

 

29,929 

 

 

29,741 

 

Current portion of contingent consideration

 

 

26,659 

 

 

37,549 

 

Deferred revenue

 

 

216,443 

 

 

210,668 

 

Current portion of long-term debt and notes payable

 

 

465 

 

 

4,318 

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

1,007,228 

 

 

990,170 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term portion of debt and notes payable

 

 

4,353,782 

 

 

5,160,735 

 

Long-term portion of operating lease liabilities

 

 

160,033 

 

 

153,640 

 

Long-term portion of contingent consideration

 

 

42,825 

 

 

30,050 

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

818,622 

 

 

817,331 

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

416,851 

 

 

440,399 

 

Total liabilities

 

 

6,799,341 

 

 

7,592,325 

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common shares: 263,699,675 shares issued and 263,618,161 shares outstanding at December 31, 2019; 262,878,701 shares issued and 262,804,517 shares outstanding at March 31, 2020

 

 

4,135,343 

 

 

4,030,368 

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

154,917 

 

 

141,438 

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

(10,963)

 

 

(238,652)

 

Treasury shares: 81,514 and 74,184 shares at December 31, 2019 and March 31, 2020, respectively

 

 

 

 

 

Retained earnings

 

 

2,654,207 

 

 

2,749,224 

 

Total Waste Connections’ equity

 

 

6,933,504 

 

 

6,682,378 

 

Noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries

 

 

4,850 

 

 

4,708 

 

Total equity

 

 

6,938,354 

 

 

6,687,086 

 

 

 

$

13,737,695 

 

$

14,279,411 

 

 

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Waste Connections, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

THREE months ended MARCH 31, 2019 and 2020

(Unaudited)

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

    

2019

    

2020

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

125,577 

 

$

142,893 

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on disposal of assets and impairments

 

 

16,372 

 

 

135 

 

Depreciation

 

 

146,847 

 

 

150,821 

 

Amortization of intangibles

 

 

30,542 

 

 

31,638 

 

Amortization of leases

 

 

7,214 

 

 

5,353 

 

Deferred income taxes, net of acquisitions

 

 

10,126 

 

 

23,259 

 

Amortization of debt issuance costs

 

 

1,148 

 

 

3,420 

 

Share-based compensation

 

 

15,168 

 

 

13,046 

 

Interest accretion

 

 

3,972 

 

 

4,352 

 

Adjustments to contingent consideration

 

 

1,466 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

(145)

 

 

2,308 

 

Net change in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions

 

 

5,485 

 

 

(7,639)

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

363,772 

 

 

369,586 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payments for acquisitions, net of cash acquired

 

 

(14,920)

 

 

(5,943)

 

Capital expenditures for property and equipment

 

 

(114,238)

 

 

(137,781)

 

Proceeds from disposal of assets

 

 

639 

 

 

3,499 

 

Change in restricted investments, net of interest income

 

 

 

 

4,348 

 

Other

 

 

473 

 

 

2,251 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(128,046)

 

 

(133,626)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from long-term debt

 

 

55,354 

 

 

1,790,625 

 

Principal payments on notes payable and long-term debt

 

 

(52,051)

 

 

(970,393)

 

Payment of contingent consideration recorded at acquisition date

 

 

(275)

 

 

(1,976)

 

Change in book overdraft

 

 

(2,784)

 

 

(3,848)

 

Payments for repurchase of common shares

 

 

 

 

(105,654)

 

Payments for cash dividends

 

 

(42,084)

 

 

(48,018)

 

Tax withholdings related to net share settlements of equity-based compensation

 

 

(16,973)

 

 

(23,090)

 

Debt issuance costs

 

 

 

 

(10,936)

 

Proceeds from sale of common shares held in trust

 

 

3,610 

 

 

679 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

 

(55,203)

 

 

627,389 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

193 

 

 

(2,364)

 

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

180,716 

 

 

860,985 

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

 

403,966 

 

 

423,221 

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

 

$

584,682 

 

$

1,284,206 

 

 

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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 March 31, 2020:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

U.S.

 

    

Canada

 

    

Total

 

Core Price

 

5.2 

%

 

7.2 

%

 

5.5 

%

Surcharges

 

0.1 

%

 

0.7 

%

 

0.1 

%

Volume

 

0.2 

%

 

(3.9)

%

 

(0.4)

%

Recycling

 

(0.3)

%

 

(0.9)

%

 

(0.4)

%

Foreign Exchange Impact

 

 

 

(1.0)

%

 

(0.1)

%

Total

 

5.2 

%

 

2.1 

%

 

4.7 

%

 

Revenue Breakdown: The following table reflects a breakdown of our revenue for the three month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2020:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31, 2019

 

    

Revenue

    

Inter-company
Elimination

    

Reported
Revenue

    

%

Solid Waste Collection

 

$

891,353 

 

$

(2,176)

 

$

889,177 

 

71.4%

Solid Waste Disposal and Transfer

 

 

405,791 

 

 

(165,046)

 

 

240,745 

 

19.3%

Solid Waste Recycling

 

 

19,804 

 

 

(504)

 

 

19,300 

 

1.6%

E&P Waste Treatment, Recovery and Disposal

 

 

66,831 

 

 

(3,694)

 

 

63,137 

 

5.1%

Intermodal and Other

 

 

32,837 

 

 

(559)

 

 

32,278 

 

2.6%

Total

 

$

1,416,616 

 

$

(171,979)

 

$

1,244,637 

 

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31, 2020

 

    

Revenue

    

Inter-company
Elimination

    

Reported
Revenue

    

%

Solid Waste Collection

 

$

989,009 

 

$

(3,404)

 

$

985,605 

 

72.9%

Solid Waste Disposal and Transfer

 

 

446,983 

 

 

(187,066)

 

 

259,917 

 

19.2%

Solid Waste Recycling

 

 

18,108 

 

 

(552)

 

 

17,556 

 

1.3%

E&P Waste Treatment, Recovery and Disposal

 

 

65,377 

 

 

(6,027)

 

 

59,350 

 

4.4%

Intermodal and Other

 

 

30,018 

 

 

(42)

 

 

29,976 

 

2.2%

Total

 

$

1,549,495 

 

$

(197,091)

 

$

1,352,404 

 

100.0%

 

Contribution from Acquisitions: The following table reflects revenues from acquisitions, net of divestitures, for the three month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2020:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended
March 31,

 

    

2019

    

2020

Acquisitions, net

 

$

68,985 

 

$

59,568 

 

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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 month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2020:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended
March 31,

 

 

    

2019

    

2020

    

Cash Interest Paid

 

$

22,174 

 

$

17,046 

 

Cash Taxes Paid

 

 

6,411 

 

 

4,610 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debt to Book Capitalization as of March 31, 2020:  44%

 

Internalization for the three months ended March 31, 2020:    56%

 

Days Sales Outstanding for the three months ended March 31, 2020:    42 (28 net of deferred revenue)

 

Share Information for the three months ended March 31, 2020:

 

 

 

 

Basic shares outstanding

    

263,790,364 

Dilutive effect of equity-based awards 

 

562,794 

Diluted shares outstanding

 

264,353,158 

 

8

 

 

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 income tax provision, 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.  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
March 31,

 

 

    

2019

    

2020

    

Net income attributable to Waste Connections

 

$

125,622 

 

$

143,035 

Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

(45)

 

 

(142)

Plus: Income tax provision

 

 

27,968 

 

 

28,734 

Plus: Interest expense

 

 

37,287 

 

 

37,990 

Less: Interest income

 

 

(3,311)

 

 

(2,175)

Plus: Depreciation and amortization

 

 

177,389 

 

 

182,459 

Plus: Closure and post-closure accretion

 

 

3,490 

 

 

3,908 

Plus: Impairments and other operating items

 

 

16,112 

 

 

1,506 

Plus/(Less): Other expense (income), net

 

 

(2,661)

 

 

9,521 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plus: Transaction-related expenses (a)

 

 

837 

 

 

1,146 

Plus: Fair value changes to equity awards (b)

 

 

3,021 

 

 

2,541 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

385,709 

 

$

408,523 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As % of revenues

 

 

31.0%

 

 

30.2%

 

 


The following information was filed by Waste Connections, Inc. (WCN) on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 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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