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WASTE CONNECTIONS REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2020 RESULTS

AND PROVIDES 2020 OUTLOOK

-Revenue of $1.306 billion, exceeding preliminary expectations
-Incurs $417.4 million non-cash impairment charge for certain E&P waste assets
-Net loss attributable to Waste Connections of $227.1 million, or $0.86 per share
-Adjusted net income attributable to Waste Connections* of $158.0 million, or $0.60 per share
-Adjusted EBITDA* of $394.3 million, or 30.2% of revenue, exceeding preliminary expectations
-YTD net cash provided by operating activities of $753.2 million
-YTD adjusted free cash flow* of $494.6 million, or 18.6% of revenue
-Signs or closes acquisitions YTD with approximately $100 million total annualized revenues
-Provides full year 2020 outlook above May’s preliminary expectations

TORONTO, ONTARIO, August 6, 2020

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

“Strong operational execution and continued recovery in solid waste volumes drove better than expected results in the second quarter. Adjusted EBITDA* margin for solid waste collection, transfer and disposal expanded year over year in spite of significant COVID-19-related costs incurred during the quarter.  In fact, the reported year-over-year margin decline in the period was entirely attributable to reduced E&P waste activity, as underlying solid waste margin expansion more than offset over $20 million in incremental COVID-related costs, primarily related to frontline supplemental wages, and the margin dilutive impact of acquisitions in the quarter. These results reflect the resilience of our underlying solid waste business as well as the dedication and commitment of our employees, who have maintained a focus on the health, safety and welfare of their colleagues, service continuity, expense management and community support, all while enduring the many challenges and hardships resulting from the pandemic,” said Worthing F. Jackman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

  

Mr. Jackman added, “At the onset, we believed our preparedness and execution during this pandemic would leave us better positioned when we emerged from it.  Although only in the early stages of a recovery, we already are pleased to provide our outlook for the full year above the preliminary expectations we had communicated in May.  We remain encouraged by the pace of acquisition dialogue and are on track for another solid year of acquisition activity.  Our strong operating performance, free cash flow generation and balance sheet strength keep us well-positioned during this uncertain period for additional acquisitions and incremental opportunistic capital investments, while maintaining our flexibility to increase the return of capital to shareholders.” 

Financial Impact from COVID-19

During the second 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.  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 and roll-off activity typically following similar patterns, and some of the declines in E&P waste activity may also be related to COVID-19.  The impacts to solid waste activity that we experienced during the second quarter varied by geography, the size and customer mix in each market, and the timing and extent of shutdown requirements and reopening policies across markets.  In some markets, the impacts abated during the second quarter, as reopenings resulted in increased service requirements by commercial customers and higher landfill volumes and roll-off activity; in other cases, where reopenings were delayed, the improvements were less pronounced.

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


The following information was filed by Waste Connections, Inc. (WCN) on Thursday, August 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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