PAE Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results

Highlights

  • Fourth-quarter revenue of $697.1 million; $2.8 billion for the year
  • Fourth-quarter operating loss of $3.2 million; $26.8 million operating income for the year
  • Fourth-quarter net loss of $14.6 million; $49.8 million for the year
  • Fourth-quarter adjusted EBITDA1 of $37.5 million (5.4% of revenue); $166.7 million (6.0% of revenue) for the year
  • Fourth-quarter cash flows used in operations of $12.2 million; $116.6 million cash flows provided by operations for the year
  • 2019 net bookings of $3.1 billion representing a 1.1x book-to-bill ratio for the year

FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PAE Incorporated (“PAE” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: PAE, PAEWW), today announced fourth-quarter and full year 2019 financial and operating results.

CEO Commentary

"We had a strong fourth quarter as we delivered revenue and adjusted EBITDA that exceeded our expectations," said PAE’s President and Chief Executive Officer John Heller. "We are successfully executing our strategy to drive top line revenue growth, generate free cash flow and deliver exceptional performance to our customers.  We entered 2020 with strong fundamentals in place – a robust federal spending environment, a high-quality sales pipeline and a talented team positioned to drive growth and increase shareholder value."

Fourth-Quarter 2019 Results

Revenues for the quarter of $697.1 million increased $25.0 million, or 3.7%, compared to the prior year quarter. The improvement was primarily attributable to new service awards within both our Global Mission Services (“GMS”) and National Security Solutions (“NSS”) segments.

Operating loss for the quarter was $3.2 million, compared with operating income of $12.1 million in the prior year quarter. The decrease in operating income resulted primarily from set-up costs on new business awards and one-time impacts from increased operating costs.

Net loss attributed to Shay Holding Corporation for the quarter was $14.6 million compared to a $13.1 million loss in the prior year quarter due to the factors impacting operating income. 

Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was $37.5 million, or 5.4% of revenue, compared to $37.1 million, or 5.5% of revenue, in the prior year quarter.  The modest variance was driven by the increase in revenue.

Global Mission Services
GMS revenues for the quarter of $533.6 million increased $11.2 million, or 2.1%, compared to the prior year quarter. The improvement was primarily attributable to new service awards.

GMS operating income for the quarter was $15.4 million, compared to $21.2 million, in the prior-year quarter.  The decrease in operating income year-over-year was driven by higher non-recurring operating expenses.

GMS adjusted operating income2 for the quarter was $33.5 million, or 6.3% of revenue, compared to $28.6 million, or 5.5% of revenue, in the prior year quarter.  Adjusted operating income increased year-over-year primarily due to higher revenue and improved performance on international programs as well as normalizing for certain one-time, non-recurring operating expenses.

National Security Solutions
NSS revenues for the quarter of $163.5 million increased $13.8 million, or 9.2%, compared to the prior year quarter. The improvement was primarily attributable to new service awards.

NSS operating loss for the quarter was $13.7 million, compared to a loss of $5.2 million in the prior year quarter.  The increase in operating loss year-over-year was driven primarily by set-up costs on new business awarded in the third quarter of 2019, new business delays and one-time impacts from increased operating costs.

NSS adjusted operating income3 for the quarter was $3.9 million, or 2.4% of revenue, compared to $8.5 million, or 5.7% of revenue, in the prior year quarter.  The decrease in adjusted operating income year-over-year was primarily due to set-up costs on new business awarded in the third quarter of 2019, new business delays and one-time impacts from increased operating costs.

Full-Year 2019 Results

Revenues of approximately $2.8 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 increased by $155.3 million, or 6.0%, from the comparable period in 2018. The increase in revenues was primarily attributable to contract growth across current programs and new program awards.  Revenue for the GMS and NSS segments increased $130.9 million and $24.4 million, respectively. 

Operating income for the year was $26.8 million, compared with operating income of $50.1 million in the prior year. The decrease in operating income resulted primarily from an increase in cost of revenues driven by the sale of substantially all the assets of one of PAE’s subsidiaries, PAE ISR LLC (“ISR”). The sale of the ISR assets resulted in the recognition of a loss of $32.8 million. The increase in cost of revenues was partially offset by a reduction in selling, general and administrative expenses.  

The net loss attributed to Shay Holding Corporation for 2019 was $49.8 million, compared with a net loss of $34.5 million in 2018.  The increase in net loss for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 as compared to the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 was driven primarily by the factors impacting operating income. 

Adjusted EBITDA for 2019 was $166.7 million, or 6.0% of revenue, compared with $157.4 million, or 6.0% of revenue, in 2018.  The improvement was primarily attributable to the increase in revenue.

Global Mission Services
GMS revenues of $2.1 billion for fiscal year 2019 increased $130.9 million, or 6.6%, compared to the prior year.  The increase was driven equally by new business awards and on-contract growth across the GMS business areas.

GMS operating income of $92.4 million for fiscal year 2019 increased by $3.2 million, or 3.6%, from the comparable period in 2018. The variance was driven by the increase in revenue, which was partially offset by higher cost of revenues.

GMS adjusted operating income for fiscal year 2019 was $126.1 million, or 6.0% of revenue, compared to $113.8 million, or 5.8% of revenue, in the prior year.  Adjusted operating income increased over the prior year primarily from the increase in revenue and margin expansion from on-contract growth, partially offset by new business set-up costs.

National Security Solutions
NSS revenues of $664.2 million for fiscal year 2019 increased by $24.4 million, or 3.8%, from the comparable period in 2018. This increase was primarily driven by new business awards.

NSS operating loss of $36.9 million for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 increased by $24.4 million from the comparable period in 2018. The higher loss was primarily due to pretax losses relating to the ISR operations, partially offset by the factors impacting NSS revenues.

NSS adjusted operating income for fiscal year 2019 was $40.6 million, or 6.1% of revenue, compared to $43.6 million, or 6.8% of revenue, in the prior year.  Adjusted operating income decreased over the prior year primarily because of set-up costs on new business, new business delays and one-time impacts from increased operating costs.

Cash Flow Summary

Total cash flows used in operating activities for the fourth quarter were $12.2 million. The $28.0 million improvement in cash used in operating activities compared to the prior year period was primarily due to improved cash collections.

Total cash flows provided by operating activities for the year were $116.6 million, a $173.5 million increase from the prior year, also due to improved cash collections and higher adjusted EBITDA.

As of December 31, 2019, PAE had cash and cash equivalents totaling $68.0 million and $121.8 million of availability under its asset-based revolving loan credit facility.  In addition, PAE made $99.9 million in net repayments on long-term debt during 2019.

Business Development Highlights and Contract Awards

Net bookings totaled $3.1 billion in fiscal year 2019, representing a book-to-bill ratio of 1.1x for the year.  The net bookings were primarily on-contract growth and new business awards. 

Notable recent awards received included:

  • Army Contracting Command (ACC) Orlando: PAE’s NSS segment was awarded the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command, Afghanistan Special Security Forces (ASSF) task order on the Enterprise Training Support MAC ID/IQ Contract (ETSC), with a value of more than $150 million over three years.  The customer, PEO STI, selected PAE to provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, transportation, tools, materials and supervision necessary to train, advise, assist, and mentor and implement POI-based training methodologies to increase Afghan Special Security Forces (ASSF) capacity and capability.  The ASSF task order is a new business prime task order award for PAE. This award along with 4 previous awards on this contract vehicle places NSS as the top awardee on the ETSC IDIQ vehicle.
  • Department of Justice:  PAE’s GMS segment was awarded a $330 million, 7-year worldwide training and support services contract to support the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP). 
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationPAE’s GMS segment was awarded a $81 million, 4-year National Data Buoy Contract (NDBC) to provide operations and maintenance of the Marine Observation Network.  Located at the Stennis Space Center (SSC), NDBC’s mission is to provide a real-time, end-to-end capability from the collection of marine atmospheric and oceanographic data to its transmission, quality control and distribution.

The Company’s backlog at the end of the quarter was $6.4 billion, of which $1.5 billion was funded.   

Transaction

On February 10, 2020 Gores Holdings III, Inc., a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (“SPAC”), completed the acquisition of Shay Holding Corporation, as described in more detail in the Basis of Presentation section.  In connection with the acquisition, the name of “Gores Holdings III, Inc.” was changed to “PAE Incorporated” at closing, and as a result of the acquisition, PAE became a publicly listed company.  PAE’s common stock and warrants are now listed on NASDAQ under the symbols “PAE” and “PAEWW”, respectively.

2020 Financial Outlook

The table below summarizes the Company’s fiscal year 2020 guidance.

  2020 Financial Guidance
Revenue $2,750 million - $2,850 million
Adjusted EBITDA $170 million - $178 million

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. The company is not providing a quantitative reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA in its 2020 financial guidance in reliance on the “unreasonable efforts” exception for forward-looking non-GAAP measures set forth in SEC rules because certain financial information, the probable significance of which cannot be determined, is not available and cannot be reasonably estimated without unreasonable effort and expense. In this regard, the company does not provide a reconciliation of forward-looking adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) to GAAP net income, due to the inherent difficulty in forecasting and quantifying certain amounts that are necessary for such reconciliation. Because certain deductions for non-GAAP exclusions used to calculate projected net income may vary significantly based on actual events, the company is not able to forecast on a GAAP basis with reasonable certainty all deductions needed in order to provide a GAAP calculation of projected net income at this time. The amounts of these deductions may be material and, therefore, could result in projected GAAP net income being materially less than is indicated by estimated adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP).  In addition, the company does not provide a reconciliation of forward-looking free cash flow (non-GAAP) to GAAP cash flows provided by operating activities and GAAP cash used in investing activities, due to the inherent difficulty in forecasting and quantifying certain amounts that are necessary for such reconciliation. Because certain line items used to calculate projected cash flows provided by operating activities and cash used in investing activities may vary significantly based on actual events, the company is not able to forecast on a GAAP basis with reasonable certainty all line items needed in order to provide a GAAP calculation of projected free cash flow at this time.

Conference Call Information

As previously announced, PAE will host a conference call and webcast today, March 11, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. ET.  Management will review the company's fourth-quarter and full-year 2019 financial results, followed by a question-and-answer session. Listeners will be able to access a presentation summarizing the fourth-quarter and full-year 2019 results on the company’s website - https://investors.pae.com.

Interested parties will be able to connect to the webcast on the investor relations page of the website, https://investors.pae.com/, on March 11, 2020.  Prospective attendees may register for an email reminder about the webcast on the events and presentations tab, also found on the investor relations page. The conference call dial-in number is 1-855-982-6676 and the conference ID is 2863159. The international dial-in number is 1-614-999-9188. 

The Company will post an archive of the webcast following the call on the PAE Investor Relations website, https://investors.pae.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain a number of “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about PAE’s possible or assumed future results of operations, financial results, business strategies, debt levels, competitive position, industry environment, potential growth opportunities, effects of regulation, backlog, estimation of resources for contracts, risks related to IDIQ contracts, strategy for and management of growth, needs for additional capital, risks related to U.S. government contracting generally, including congressional approval of appropriations, and bid protests. These forward-looking statements are based on PAE’s management’s current expectations, estimates, projections and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions concerning future events. When used in this press release, the words “estimates,” “projected,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “forecasts,” “plans,” “intends,” “believes,” “seeks,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “future,” “propose” and variations of these words or similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions or results, and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside PAE’s management’s control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements included in this release speak only as of the date of this release. PAE does not undertake any obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release except as may be required by the federal securities laws.

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1
Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure.  A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, net income (loss), and a discussion of adjusted EBITDA and other non-GAAP financial measures, is contained in the “Non-GAAP Measures” section of this release.
2 GMS adjusted operating income is a non-GAAP financial measure.  A reconciliation of GMS adjusted operating income to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, GMS operating income (loss), is contained in the “Non-GAAP Measures” section of this release.
3 NSS adjusted operating income is a non-GAAP financial measure.  A reconciliation of NSS adjusted operating income to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, NSS operating income (loss), is contained in the “Non-GAAP Measures” section of this release.

 

About PAE
For more than 60 years, PAE has tackled the world’s toughest challenges to deliver agile and steadfast solutions to the U.S. government and its allies. With a global workforce of more than 20,000 on all seven continents and in approximately 60 countries, PAE delivers a broad range of operational support services to meet the critical needs of our clients. Our headquarters is in Falls Church, Virginia. Find us online at pae.com, on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For investor inquiries regarding PAE, please contact:

Mark Zindler
Vice President Investor Relations
PAE
703-717-6017
Mark.Zindler@pae.com

For media inquiries regarding PAE, please contact:

Sean Lambert
Marketing & Communications
PAE
703-656-7827
Sean.Lambert@pae.com

Basis of Presentation

All references to the consolidated financial statements of PAE (including the financial condition and results of operations of PAE) refer to such consolidated financial statements of Shay Holding Corporation.

Shay Holding Corporation (“Shay”) was incorporated in the state of Delaware on January 8, 2016 by an affiliate of Platinum Equity (“Platinum”). On March 14, 2016, Shay Merger Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Shay, merged with and into PAE Holding Corporation (“PAE Holding”) with the latter surviving (the “Platinum Merger”). Shay had no operations prior to the Platinum Merger other than the issuance of debt and equity.

On February 10, 2020 (the “Closing”), Shay completed the previously announced business combination (the “PAE Business Combination”) in which Shay was acquired by Gores Holdings III, Inc. (“Gores III”).  The transaction was completed in a multi-step process pursuant to which Shay ultimately merged with a wholly owned subsidiary of Gores III, with the Gores III subsidiary continuing as the surviving company.  As a result of the PAE Business Combination, each share of common stock of Shay was cancelled and converted into the right to receive a portion of the consideration payable in connection with the transaction and Gores III acquired Shay and its subsidiaries.  Additionally, the stockholders of Shay as of immediately prior to the transaction hold a portion of the common stock of Gores III.

For accounting purposes, the PAE Business Combination will be accounted for as a reverse acquisition and recapitalization in which Shay is considered the accounting acquirer (legal acquiree) and Gores III is considered the accounting acquiree (and legal acquirer). 

The PAE Business Combination is a subsequent event which occurred after the periods for which the financial information included in this release are presented.  The Company’s financial statement presentation to be included in quarterly and annual filings with the SEC on Forms 10-Q and 10-K with respect to periods subsequent to the PAE Business Combination will include the financial statements of Shay and its subsidiaries for periods prior to the completion of the PAE Business Combination and of PAE Incorporated for periods from and after the Closing.

SHAY HOLDING CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Amounts in thousands)

  Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended  
  December 31,   December 31,   December 31,   December 31,  
    2019       2018       2019       2018    
                 
Revenues $   697,085     $   672,134     $   2,763,893     $   2,608,562    
                 
Cost of revenues     559,940         524,239         2,183,574         1,991,622    
Selling, general and administrative expenses     135,391         130,378         530,080         536,019    
Amortization of intangible assets     8,176         8,961         33,205         35,780    
Total operating expenses     703,507         663,578         2,746,859         2,563,421    
                 
Program (loss) profit     (6,422 )       8,556         17,034         45,141    
Other income, net     3,255         3,505         9,785         4,980    
                 
Operating (loss) income     (3,167 )       12,061         26,819         50,121    
Interest expense, net     (20,751 )       (22,145 )       (86,011 )       (84,360 )  
Loss before income taxes     (23,918 )       (10,084 )       (59,192 )       (34,239 )  
Provision for income taxes     (7,254 )       2,249         (9,131 )       (2,661 )  
Net loss     (16,664 )       (12,333 )       (50,061 )       (31,578 )  
Noncontrolling interest in earnings of ventures     (2,071 )       780         (252 )       2,881    
Net loss attributed to Shay Holding Corporation $   (14,593 )   $   (13,113 )   $   (49,809 )   $   (34,459 )  
                 

SHAY HOLDING CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Amounts in thousands except par value of shares)

    December 31,   December 31,  
      2019       2018    
           
Assets          
Current assets:          
  Cash and cash equivalents   $   68,035     $   51,097    
  Accounts receivable, net       442,180         516,168    
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets       43,549         76,477    
  Total current assets       553,764         643,742    
           
Property and equipment, net       30,404         41,463    
Deferred income taxes, net       3,212         -     
Investments       17,925         18,870    
Goodwill       409,588         408,025    
Purchased intangibles, net       180,464         218,105    
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net       162,184         -     
Other noncurrent assets       13,758         17,676    
  Total assets   $   1,371,299     $   1,347,881    
           
Liabilities and equity          
Current liabilities:          
  Accounts payable   $     124,661     $    124,032    
  Accrued expenses       102,315         107,079    
  Customer advances and billings in excess of costs       51,439         28,307    
  Salaries, benefits and payroll taxes       130,633         113,037    
  Accrued taxes       18,488         18,898    
  Current portion of long-term debt       22,007         21,718    
  Operating lease liabilities, current portion       36,997         -     
  Other current liabilities       30,893         52,207    
  Total current liabilities       517,433         465,278    
           
Deferred income taxes, net       -          14,038    
Long-term debt, net       727,930         820,034    
Long-term operating lease liabilities       129,244         -     
Other long-term liabilities       8,601         17,046    
  Total liabilities        1,383,208         1,316,396    
           
Stockholders' equity:          
  Common stock, $0.01 par value per share: 500,000 shares authorized
  (Class A 400,000 and Class B 100,000); 282,047 issued and outstanding
  (Class A 280,771 and Class B 1,276)
    3         3    
  Additional paid-in capital       101,742         101,742    
  Accumulated deficit       (145,371 )       (95,562 )  
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss       (134 )       (2,138 )  
  Total Shay Holding Corporation stockholders' equity       (43,760 )       4,045    
  Noncontrolling interests       31,851         27,440    
  Total liabilities and equity   $   1,371,299     $   1,347,881    
           

SHAY HOLDING CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Amounts in thousands)

         
  Three Months Ended  
  December 31,   December 31,  
    2019       2018    
Operating activities        
Net loss $   (16,664 )   $   (12,333 )  
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating        
activities:        
  Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment     3,407         3,221    
  Amortization of intangible assets     8,176         7,905    
  Amortization of debt issuance cost     1,996         2,069    
  Net undistributed income from unconsolidated ventures     (427 )       (166 )  
  Deferred income taxes, net     (15,375 )       8,538    
  Loss on sale of assets     798         -     
  Other non-cash activities, net     546         1,681    
 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of business
       
Combinations:        
  Accounts receivable, net     15,718         (49,374 )  
  Accounts payable     (692 )       402    
  Accrued expenses     (17,846 )       12,727    
  Customer advances and billings in excess of costs     (17,664 )       (2,762 )  
  Salaries, benefits and payroll taxes     15,842         8,777    
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     4,347         (11,618 )  
  Other current and noncurrent liabilities     (8,048 )       (1,852 )  
  Investments     2,788         4,342    
  Other noncurrent assets     7,739         (132 )  
  Accrued taxes     3,130         (11,677 )  
  Net cash used in operating activities     (12,229 )       (40,252 )  
 

 

Investing activities
       
Expenditures for property and equipment     (1,015 )       (2,842 )  
Other investing activities, net     4,526         (1 )  
  Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities     3,511         (2,843 )  
 

 

Financing activities
       
Net contributions from noncontrolling interests     -         -     
Distributions to venture partners     -          (443 )  
Repayments on short-term debt     -          -     
Borrowings on long-term debt     105,968         65,097    
Repayments on long-term debt     (120,898 )       (12,452 )  
  Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities     (14,930 )       52,202    
 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
    (261 )       (1,528 )  
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents     (23,909 )       7,579    
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period     91,944         43,518    
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $   68,035     $   51,097    
         
Supplemental cash flow information        
Cash paid for interest     37,403         19,898    
Cash paid for taxes     2,616         6,055    
         

SHAY HOLDING CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Amounts in thousands)

    Twelve Months Ended  
    December 31,   December 31,  
      2019       2018    
Operating activities          
Net loss   $   (50,061 )   $   (31,578 )  
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating          
activities:          
  Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment       12,875         14,459    
  Amortization of intangible assets       33,205         33,817    
  Amortization of debt issuance cost       8,092         8,382    
  Net undistributed (income) loss from unconsolidated ventures       (2,680 )       180    
  Deferred income taxes, net       (17,247 )       (14,801 )  
  Loss on sale of assets       32,814         -     
  Other non-cash activities, net       4,128         380    
 

  Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of business
         
  combinations:          
  Accounts receivable, net       74,416         (101,178 )  
  Accounts payable       618         35,404    
  Accrued expenses       (5,629 )       12,058    
  Customer advances and billings in excess of costs       23,569         (15,004 )  
  Salaries, benefits and payroll taxes       17,411         7,510    
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets       3,202         355    
  Other current and noncurrent liabilities       (25,220 )       (8,628 )  
  Investments       6,102         12,973    
  Other noncurrent assets       1,450         (688 )  
  Accrued taxes       (397 )       (10,482 )  
  Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities       116,648         (56,841 )  
 

Investing activities
         
Expenditures for property and equipment       (9,436 )       (5,702 )  
Other investing activities, net       6,747         (10,849 )  
  Net cash used in investing activities       (2,689 )       (16,551 )  
 

Financing activities
         
Net contributions from noncontrolling interests       5,405         -     
Distributions to venture partners       (742 )       (2,806 )  
Repayments on short-term debt       -          (1,966 )  
Borrowings on long-term debt       267,375         107,099    
Repayments on long-term debt       (367,312 )       (69,480 )  
  Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities       (95,274 )       32,847    
 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
      (1,747 )       (1,940 )  
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents       16,938         (42,485 )  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period       51,097         93,582    
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $    68,035     $    51,097    
           
Supplemental cash flow information          
Cash paid for interest       78,019         74,579    
Cash paid for taxes       9,552         19,093    
           

SHAY HOLDING CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT DATA
(Amounts in thousands)

           
    Three Months Ended  
    December 31,   December 31,  
      2019       2018    
Revenues          
GMS   $   533,600     $   522,402    
NSS       163,485         149,732    
Consolidated revenues   $   697,085     $   672,134    
           
Operating income (loss)          
GMS   $   15,407     $   21,167    
NSS       (13,729 )       (5,221 )  
Corporate       (4,845 )       (3,885 )  
Consolidated operating (loss) income   $   (3,167 )   $   12,061    
           
Amortization of intangible assets          
GMS   $   4,140     $   4,639    
NSS       4,036         4,322    
Consolidated amortization of intangible assets $   8,176     $   8,961    
           

SHAY HOLDING CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT DATA
(Amounts in thousands)

           
    Twelve Months Ended  
    December 31,   December 31,  
      2019       2018    
Revenues          
GMS   $   2,099,737     $   1,968,843    
NSS       664,156         639,719    
Consolidated revenues   $   2,763,893     $   2,608,562    
           
Operating income (loss)          
GMS   $   92,386     $   89,141    
NSS       (36,940 )       (12,556 )  
Corporate       (28,627 )       (26,464 )  
Consolidated operating income   $   26,819     $   50,121    
           
Amortization of intangible assets          
GMS   $   16,679     $   18,492    
NSS       16,526         17,288    
Consolidated amortization of intangible assets $   33,205     $   35,780    
           

SHAY HOLDING CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
BACKLOG
(Amounts in thousands)

       Year Ended    Year Ended  
       December 31, 2019    December 31, 2018  
  Global Mission Services:        
  Funded backlog $   1,173,196   $   1,288,554  
  Unfunded backlog      3,393,081        3,317,054  
  Total GMS backlog $   4,566,277   $   4,605,608  
   

National Security Solutions:
       
  Funded backlog $   311,214   $   501,515  
  Unfunded backlog      1,474,309        950,818  
  Total NSS backlog $   1,785,523   $   1,452,333  
   

Total:
         
  Funded backlog $   1,484,410   $   1,790,069  
  Unfunded backlog      4,867,390        4,267,872  
  Total backlog $   6,351,800   $   6,057,941  
             

Backlog represents the estimated amount of future revenues to be recognized under negotiated contracts and task orders as work is performed and excludes contract awards which have been protested by competitors until the protest is resolved in our favor. PAE segregates backlog into two categories, funded backlog and negotiated unfunded backlog.

Funded backlog refers to the value on contracts for which funding is appropriated less revenues previously recognized on these contracts.

Negotiated unfunded backlog represents the estimated future revenues to be earned from negotiated contracts for which funding has not been appropriated or authorized, and unexercised priced contract options. Negotiated unfunded backlog does not include any estimate of future potential task orders expected to be awarded under indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) schedules or other master agreement contract vehicles.

Non GAAP Financial Measures

The Company uses EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted operating income per segment and adjusted operating income margin per segment as supplemental non-GAAP measures of performance.  PAE defines EBITDA as net income excluding (i) interest expense, (ii) provision for or benefit from income taxes and (iii) depreciation and amortization.  Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted operating income per segment exclude certain amounts included in EBITDA as provided in the reconciliations provided herein.  Adjusted EBITDA is equal to the sum of adjusted operating income for each segment.  Adjusted EBITDA margin is calculated as adjusted EBITDA divided by revenues expressed as a percentage and adjusted operating income margin is calculated as adjusted operating income divided by revenues expressed as a percentage.

For 2019 and 2018, the Company’s net income was impacted by certain events that do not reflect the cost of our operations and which may affect the period-over-period assessment of operating results.  The non-GAAP financial measures demonstrate the impact of these events.

During 2019 substantially all the assets of ISR were sold.  The Company believes that it is helpful for investors to be able to evaluate the revenue performance of PAE’s underlying business based on excluding ISR’s operations during the year.  To calculate the loss without ISR, the Company removed ISR from its revenue and loss metrics for both presented years in calculating the adjusted EBITDA.

These non-GAAP measures of performance are used by management to conduct and evaluate its business during its regular review of operating results for the periods presented.   Management and the Company’s Board utilize these non-GAAP measures to make decisions about the use of the Company’s resources, analyze performance between periods, develop internal projections and measure management performance.  PAE believes these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors in evaluating the Company’s ongoing operating and financial results and understanding how such results compare with the Company’s historical performance.

In addition to the above non-GAAP financial measures, the Company has included backlog, net bookings, and book-to-bill ratio in this release. Backlog is an operational measure representing the estimated amount of future revenues to be recognized under negotiated contracts and task orders as work is performed and excludes contract awards which have been protested by competitors until the protest is resolved in our favor.  Net bookings are an operational measure representing the change in backlog between reporting periods plus reported revenue for the period and book-to-bill ratio is an operational measure representing net bookings divided by reported revenues for the same period.  We believe backlog, net bookings and book-to-bill ratio are useful metrics for investors because they are an important measure of business development performance and revenue growth.  These metrics are used by management to conduct and evaluate its business during its regular review of operating results for the periods presented.  

 

Reconciliation of GAAP net income to Adjusted EBITDA,
a non-GAAP Measure – Company
                     
(in thousands)                          
                           
    Three Months Ended       Twelve Months Ended      
    December 31,   December 31,       December 31, December 31,      
      2019       2018     Change     2019       2018     Change  
                           
Net loss attributed to Shay Holding Corp.   $   (14,593 )   $   (13,113 )   $   (1,480 )   $   (49,809 )   $   (34,459 )   $   (15,350 )  
Interest expense, net     20,752       22,144       (1,392 )     86,011       84,360       1,651    
Provision for taxes     (7,254 )     2,249       (9,503 )     (9,131 )     (2,661 )     (6,470 )  
Depreciation and amortization     11,584       12,181       (597 )     46,081       50,239       (4,158 )  
M&A costs     5,209       403       4,806       13,172       4,456       8,716    
Disposal of ISR     1,774       5,454       (3,680 )     44,436       31,675       12,761    
Non-core expenses (1)     2,086       1,233       853       10,963       7,325       3,638    
Non-cash items (2)     6,649       (977 )     7,626       4,437       7,866       (3,429 )  
Forward loss accruals (3)     9,615       6,776       2,839       13,069       8,169       4,900    
Sponsor fees (4)     1,315       1,250       65       5,077       5,029       48    
Other (5)     327       (530 )     857       2,425       (4,606 )     7,031    
Adjusted EBITDA   $   37,464     $   37,070     $   394     $   166,731     $   157,393     $   9,338    
Adjusted EBITDA margin     5.4 %     5.5 %         6.0 %     6.0 %      

 

 

 

Reconciliation of GAAP operating income
to Adjusted operating income
a non-GAAP Measure – GMS
                   
(in thousands)                        
                         
    Three Months Ended       Twelve Months Ended    
    December 31,   December 31,       December 31, December 31,    
      2019       2018     Change     2019       2018     Change
                         
Operating income   $   15,407     $   21,167     $   (5,760 )   $   92,386     $   89,141     $   3,245  
Corp operating loss allocation     (3,709 )     (3,020 )     (689 )     (21,746 )     (19,636 )     (2,110 )
Corporate NCI allocation     1,973       (821 )     2,794       (51 )     (3,030 )     2,979  
Depreciation and amortization     6,847       7,286       (439 )     26,934       30,408       (3,474 )
M&A costs     3,987       331       3,656       10,004       2,353       7,651  
Disposal of ISR     -       -       -       -       -       -  
Non-core expenses (1)     108       2,371       (2,263 )     5,371       7,227       (1,856 )
Non-cash items (2)     2,262       (759 )     3,021       3,153       5,994       (2,841 )
Forward loss accruals (3)     5,384       1,492       3,892       4,349       1,272       3,077  
Sponsor fees (4)     1,007       971       36       3,857       3,787       70  
Other (5)     250       (413 )     663       1,842       (3,687 )     5,529  
Adjusted operating income   $   33,516     $   28,605     $   4,911     $   126,099     $   113,829     $   12,270  
Adjusted operating income margin     6.3 %     5.5 %         6.0 %     5.8 %    

 

Reconciliation of GAAP operating income
to Adjusted operating income
a non-GAAP Measure – NSS
                   
(in thousands)                        
                         
    Three Months Ended       Twelve Months Ended    
    December 31,   December 31,       December 31, December 31,    
      2019       2018     Change     2019       2018     Change
                         
Operating loss   $   (13,729 )   $   (5,221 )   $   (8,508 )   $   (36,940 )   $   (12,556 )   $   (24,384 )
Corp operating loss allocation     (1,136 )     (866 )     (270 )     (6,879 )     (6,827 )     (52 )
Corporate NCI allocation     94       40       54       304       148       156  
Depreciation and amortization     4,738       4,895       (157 )     19,146       19,830       (684 )
M&A costs     1,222       72       1,150       3,164       2,103       1,061  
Disposal of ISR     1,774       5,454       (3,680 )     44,436       31,675       12,761  
Non-core expenses (1)     1,978       (1,137 )     3,115       5,592       98       5,494  
Non-cash items (2)     4,389       (218 )     4,607       1,283       1,872       (589 )
Forward loss accruals (3)     4,232       5,284       (1,052 )     8,721       6,898       1,823  
Sponsor fees (4)     308       278       30       1,220       1,242       (22 )
Other (5)     77       (117 )     194       583       (919 )     1,502  
Adjusted operating income   $   3,947     $   8,464     $   (4,517 )   $   40,630     $   43,564     $   (2,934 )
Adjusted operating income margin     2.4 %     5.7 %         6.1 %     6.8 %    
  1. Non-core expenses include certain professional fees, gain/loss on disposal of fixed assets, settlements and certain severance costs
  2. Non-cash items include idle facilities charges for facilities the Company no longer occupies, pension curtailment costs and unrealized FX gains/losses
  3. Forward loss accruals include adjustments related to future expected losses recognized in the current period
  4. Sponsor fees include management fees and out of pocket expenses paid to the Company’s private equity sponsor for general management, transactional, financial and other corporate advisory services
  5. Other costs include adjustments related to adjustments to offset capitalized internal labor and state income taxes that were not captured in reported income tax expense

 

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