MRC Global Announces Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results
- Sales of $1.43 billion, up 22% from last year
- Net income of $31.3 million and diluted EPS of $0.32
- Excluding a special charge, net income of $38.8 million and diluted EPS of $0.39
- Adjusted EBITDA of $124 million, up 36% from last year
Houston, TX -- MRC Global Inc., the largest global distributor, based on sales, of pipe, valves and fittings (PVF) and related products and services to the energy and industrial sectors, today announced second quarter 2012 financial results. MRC's sales of $1.430 billion in the second quarter of 2012 were up 22% from $1.168 billion in the second quarter of 2011. MRC's net income was $31.3 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, as compared to $4.7 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2011. Included in the second quarter of 2012 net income was an $11.4 million pre-tax charge ( $7.5 million after tax, or $0.07 per diluted share) related to the purchase and early retirement of a portion of MRC's senior secured notes. Excluding the impact of this charge, net income was $38.8 million, or $0.39 per diluted share. Adjusted EBITDA rose 36% to $123.6 million for the second quarter of 2012, compared to $90.6 million for the same period in 2011. See the table below for a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income.
For the first six months of 2012, MRC's sales were $2.813 billion compared to $2.160 billion for the first six months of 2011, an increase of 30%. MRC's net income for the first six months of 2012 was $68.9 million or $0.75 per diluted share, compared to net income of $3.6 million or $0.04 per diluted share in the first six months of 2011. Excluding the impact of the charge associated with the purchase and early retirement of a portion of our senior secured notes, net income for the first six months of 2012 was $76.4 million or $0.82 per diluted share.
Commenting on the company's results, Andrew R. Lane, MRC's chairman, president and chief executive officer, stated, "I'm pleased with the strong second quarter results that the company posted in a volatile quarter for oil and gas commodity prices and shifts of activity away from dry gas areas. Demand for our products from all three of our primary industry sectors remained strong as evidenced by our 22% year-over-year top line growth. Our efforts to re-balance our inventories towards higher margin products and to leverage our global infrastructure continue to deliver improved results. Our mid-year 2012 growth of 30% over 2011 indicates that we are clearly benefiting from our leading position in our core energy market as our customers have increased spending in the first half of 2012 over 2011."
MRC's sales of $1.430 billion set a record for the second quarter and increased 22% over the second quarter of 2011. Within the company's North American segment, sales of $1.279 billion in the second quarter of 2012 increased 17% over the second quarter of 2011. Increasing activity within the North American shale plays drove this increase, particularly in those areas with heavy concentrations of oil and wet gas. International segment sales of $151 million in the second quarter of 2012 increased 102% over the same period in 2011 due to the acquisitions of Australia-based Stainless Pipe & Fittings (MRC SPF) and OneSteel Piping Systems (MRC PSA) as well as 17% organic growth.
Second quarter 2012 sales to the upstream sector grew 22% from the second quarter of 2011 to $657 million, or 46% of sales. Second quarter 2012 midstream sales increased 23% over the same period in 2011 to $397 million, or 28% of sales. Second quarter 2012 sales to the downstream sector grew 23% over the same period in 2011 to $377 million, driven by the company's Australian acquisitions, which are more heavily weighted toward the downstream sector than the company as a whole.
MRC's gross profit of $241.7 million in the second quarter of 2012 improved by 210 basis points to 16.9% of sales, compared with $172.7 million, or 14.8% of sales, in the second quarter of 2011. The increase in gross profit percentage was driven primarily by improved product sales mix and the leveraging of the fixed component of cost of sales. For the first six months of 2012, gross profit was $478.2 million, or 17.0% of sales compared with $319.7 million, or 14.8% of sales in the first half of 2011.
For the second quarter of 2012, selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A) were flat as a percentage of sales, 10.6% in both of the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011. Actual dollar amount increases were $27.1 million which were attributable primarily to an increase in variable personnel expenses and the inclusion of expenses from the acquisitions of MRC SPF and MRC PSA in Australia. SG&A as a percentage of sales declined to 10.6% in the first six months of 2012 versus 11.2% for the first six months of 2011.
In April 2012, MRC completed an initial public offering of 22,727,273 shares of common stock at a price of $21.00 per share. In connection with the offering, we sold 17,045,455 shares, resulting in aggregate net proceeds of $333.4 million, after underwriting discounts and offering expenses. A selling stockholder sold 5,681,818 shares from which we received no proceeds.
In June 2012, MRC purchased, in the open market, $102 million in face value of the Company's 9.50% senior secured notes due 2016 for $110.4 million. We recorded a pre-tax charge of $11.4 million in the second quarter of 2012, or $7.5 million after-tax, related to this transaction. This purchase is expected to reduce our annual interest expense by approximately $8.6 million.
Mr. Lane continued, "Following our successful IPO in April, we continued to focus on positioning the company for long term growth. In May, we were awarded a five-year global Enterprise Framework Agreement with Shell for the distribution of valves and automation services for their upstream, midstream and downstream project and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) requirements. The agreement also included pipe, flange and fitting (PFF) requirements in the United States and Canada. We expect to see continued growth from this industry-first, global valve and North America PFF contract, in 2013 and 2014. In June 2012, we acquired Chaparral Supply in Oklahoma and entered into a new five-year MRO agreement for PVF with SandRidge Energy. In June, we also took steps to reduce our long term debt, reducing our interest expense in our continued efforts to improve the Company's profitability and cash flow and lower our total cost of debt through the purchase of $102 million of the Company's 9.5% senior secured notes in the open market."
Calendar Year 2012 Updated Guidance
MRC's expected full year 2012 results are as follows:
The Company will hold a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2012 results at 10:00 a.m. Eastern ( 9:00 a.m. Central) on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. To participate in the call, dial (480) 629-9835 and ask for the MRC Global conference call at least 10 minutes prior to the start time. To access it live over the Internet, please log onto the web at http://www.mrcpvf.com, and go to the "Investor Relations" page of the Company's website at least fifteen minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live call, a replay will be available through August 15, 2012 and may be accessed by dialing (303) 590-3030 and using pass code 4549971#. Also, an archive of the webcast will be available shortly after the call at www.mrcpvf.com for 90 days.
About MRC Global Inc.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, MRC, a Fortune 500 company, is the largest global distributor, based on sales, of pipe, valves and fittings (PVF) and related products and services to the energy and industrial sectors and supplies these products and services across each of the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors.
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During a public investor call to discuss the results set forth in this announcement, we may make forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act, as amended, including, for example, statements about the company's business strategy, its industry, its future profitability, growth in the company's various markets, and the company's expectations, beliefs, plans, strategies, objectives, prospects and assumptions, including the company's growth expectations from its recently signed Enterprise Framework Agreement with Shell. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the company's actual results and performance to be materially different from any future results or performance expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things: decreases in oil and natural gas industry expenditure levels, which may result from decreased oil and natural gas prices or other factors; increased usage of alternative fuels, which may negatively affect oil and natural gas industry expenditure levels; U.S. and international general economic conditions; our ability to compete successfully with other companies in our industry; the risk that manufacturers of the products we distribute will sell a substantial amount of goods directly to end users in the industries we serve; unexpected supply shortages; cost increases by our suppliers; our lack of long-term contracts with most of our suppliers; increases in customer, manufacturer and distributor inventory levels; suppliers' price reductions of products that we sell, which could cause the value of our inventory to decline; decreases in steel prices, which could significantly lower our profit; increases in steel prices, which we may be unable to pass along to our customers, which could significantly lower our profit; our lack of long-term contracts with many of our customers and our lack of contracts with customers that require minimum purchase volumes; changes in our customer and product mix; risks related to our customers' credit; the potential adverse effects associated with integrating acquisitions into our business and whether these acquisitions will yield their intended benefits; the success of our acquisition strategies; our significant indebtedness; the dependence on our subsidiaries for cash to meet our debt obligations; changes in our credit profile; a decline in demand for certain of the products we distribute if import restrictions on these products are lifted; environmental, health and safety laws and regulations; the sufficiency of our insurance policies to cover losses, including liabilities arising from litigation; product liability claims against us; pending or future asbestos-related claims against us; the potential loss of key personnel; interruption in the proper functioning of our information systems; loss of third-party transportation providers; potential inability to obtain necessary capital; risks related to adverse weather events or natural disasters; impairment of our goodwill or other intangible assets; changes in tax laws or adverse positions taken by taxing authorities in the countries in which we operate; and adverse changes in political or economic conditions in the countries in which we operate. For a discussion of key risk factors, please see the risk factors disclosed in the company's SEC filings, which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and on the company's website, www.mrcpvf.com.
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Note to above:
MRC ("the Company") defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income plus interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, amortization of intangibles, and other non-recurring and non-cash charges (such as gain/losses on the early extinguishment of debt, changes in the fair value of derivative instruments and goodwill impairment) and plus or minus the impact of its LIFO inventory costing methodology. The Company presents Adjusted EBITDA because it is an important measure used to determine the interest rate and commitment fee paid under its Global ABL Facility. In addition, management believes it is a useful indicator of the company's operating performance. See the Company's Annual Report filed on Form 10-K and the quarterly report filed on Form 10-Q for a more thorough discussion of the use of Adjusted EBITDA.
Ken Dennard, Managing Partner
SOURCE MRC Global Inc.