VSE Reports Financial Results for First Quarter 2017

First Quarter Revenue and Profits Increase Year over Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- VSE Corporation (Nasdaq: VSEC) reported the following unaudited consolidated financial results for the first quarter of 2017.

CEO Commentary

“Our Federal Services Group drove our revenue increases this quarter as compared to the first quarter of 2016,” said Maurice “Mo” Gauthier, VSE CEO. “Growth in our NAVSEA foreign military sales work centered around two recent ship transfers to Taiwan, and our equipment sustainment and logistics support for the U.S. Army were the main contributors to the first quarter revenue increase. Our funded backlog remains strong based on an excellent bookings quarter. In addition, we anticipate that the new administration’s spending priorities will continue to benefit our DoD revenues. We are also deploying more of our resources to expand the market offerings in our Supply Chain Management and Aviation groups.”

Mr. Gauthier continued, “We are pleased with our revenue, operating profits and opportunities in the near term, and are focusing our efforts on identifying and investing in initiatives to promote long-term sustainable growth.”

First Quarter Results (unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share data)
  Three months ended March 31,
2017   2016   % Change
Revenues $ 197,294     $ 143,636     37.4 %
Operating income $ 14,196     $ 12,741     11.4 %
Net income $ 7,293     $ 6,552     11.3 %
EPS (Diluted)* $ 0.67     $ 0.61     9.8 %

*EPS amounts have been adjusted for all periods to reflect the two-for-one stock split that occurred on August 3, 2016

Operational Highlights

  • Our Federal Services Group was awarded several delivery orders during the first quarter of 2017 under our Foreign Military Sales (FMS) support contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) International Fleet Support Program Office totaling approximately $91.1 million.
  • Our VSE Aviation, Inc. subsidiary has been awarded a contract to support the United States Department of State (DoS), Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Office of Aviation for the repair, overhaul and modification of the T53-L-703 engines used in the Bureau's fleet of 85 UH-1H "Huey" helicopters. This single award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract has a five year period of performance and a maximum ceiling of $16.6 million.
  • Beginning January 1, 2017, our Federal Services Group includes our subsidiaries Energetics Incorporated and Akimeka, LLC, thus combining our IT, Energy and Management Consulting Group with our Federal Services Group.
  • Bookings in our Federal Services Group were $148 million for the first three months of 2017 compared to revenue for this group of $109 million. Funded contract backlog at March 31, 2017 was $359 million, compared to $322 million at December 31, 2016 and $229 million at March 31, 2016.

Revenues were $197.3 million in the first quarter of 2017 compared to $143.6 million in the first quarter of 2016. These increases were primarily due to increased revenue from our Federal Services Group. Increased revenues from our Supply Chain Management Group also contributed to revenue growth in the first quarter.

Operating income was $14.2 million for the first quarter of 2017 compared to $12.7 million in the first quarter of 2016. The operating income increase primarily was attributable to revenue increases in our Federal Services Group. Net income was $7.3 million for the first quarter of 2017, or $0.67 per diluted share, compared to $6.6 million, or $0.61 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2016.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

The non-GAAP Financial Information (unaudited) listed below is not calculated in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") under SEC Regulation G. These non-GAAP financial measures consist of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. We consider these non-GAAP financial measures as important indicators of performance and useful metrics for management and investors to evaluate our business' ongoing operating performance on a consistent basis across reporting periods. These adjusted financial measures are intended to highlight non-operational, unusual or non-recurring items. They should not, however, be considered in isolation or as a substitute for performance measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

EBITDA represents net income before interest expense, income taxes, amortization of intangible assets and depreciation and other amortization. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA, as defined above, adjusted for changes in earn-out obligations from acquisitions.

Non-GAAP Financial Information (unaudited)

(in thousands) Three Month Results
2017     2016     % Change
Net Income $ 7,293       $ 6,552       11 %
Interest Expense 2,435       2,497       (2 )%
Income Taxes 4,468       3,692       21 %
Amortization of Intangible Assets 4,004       4,020       0 %
Depreciation and Other Amortization 2,707       2,221       22 %
EBITDA 20,907       18,982       10 %
Earn-Out Adjustments (Income)/Expense       (1,384 )      
Adjusted EBITDA $ 20,907       $ 17,598       19 %

Capital Expenditures

Purchases of property and equipment were $414 thousand for the first quarter of 2017 compared to $1.4 million for the first quarter of 2016.

About VSE

Established in 1959, VSE is a diversified products and services company providing logistics solutions with integrity, agility, and value. VSE is dedicated to making our federal and commercial clients successful by delivering innovative solutions for vehicle, ship, and aircraft sustainment, supply chain management, platform modernization, mission enhancement, and program management, and providing energy, IT, and consulting services. For additional information regarding VSE services and products, please see the Company's web site at www.vsecorp.com or contact Christine Kaineg, VSE Investor Relations, at (703) 329-3263.

Please refer to the Form 10-Q that will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 28, 2017 for more details on our 2017 first quarter results. Also, refer to VSE’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 for further information and analysis of VSE’s financial condition and results of operations. VSE encourages investors and others to review the detailed reporting and disclosures contained in VSE’s public filings for additional discussion about the status of customer programs and contract awards, risks, revenue sources and funding, dependence on material customers, and management’s discussion of short and long term business challenges and opportunities.

Safe Harbor

This news release contains statements that to the extent they are not recitations of historical fact, constitute “forward looking statements” under federal securities laws. All such statements are intended to be subject to the safe harbor protection provided by applicable securities laws. For discussions identifying some important factors that could cause actual VSE results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward looking statements in this news release, see VSE’s public filings with the SEC.

VSE Corporation and Subsidiaries


Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands except share and per share amounts)


March 31,

December 31,

Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 457 $ 428
Receivables, net 90,947 101,218
Inventories, net 141,122 136,340
Other current assets 15,747   20,477
Total current assets 248,273 258,463
Property and equipment, net 60,026 62,061
Intangible assets, net 122,922 126,926
Goodwill 198,622 198,622
Other assets 15,638   15,767
Total assets $ 645,481   $ 661,839
Liabilities and Stockholders' equity
Current liabilities:
Current portion of long-term debt $ 21,960 $ 21,023
Accounts payable 71,206 93,999
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 27,835 32,772
Dividends payable 650   648
Total current liabilities 121,651 148,442
Long-term debt, less current portion 194,068 193,621
Deferred compensation 14,894 12,751
Long-term lease obligations, less current portion 21,652 21,959
Deferred tax liabilities 29,707   29,872
Total liabilities 381,972   406,645
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock, par value $0.05 per share, authorized 15,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 10,838,435 and 10,798,927, respectively 542 540
Additional paid-in capital 24,455 22,876
Retained earnings 238,374 231,733
Accumulated other comprehensive loss 138   45
Total stockholders' equity 263,509   255,194
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 645,481   $ 661,839

VSE Corporation and Subsidiaries


Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income

(in thousands except share and per share amounts)

For the three months ended March 31,
2017   2016
Products $ 89,017 $ 85,271
Services 108,277   58,365
Total revenues 197,294 143,636
Costs and operating expenses:
Products 74,706 69,290
Services 103,944 56,204
Selling, general and administrative expenses 444 1,381
Amortization of intangible assets 4,004   4,020
Total costs and operating expenses 183,098   130,895
Operating income 14,196 12,741
Interest expense, net 2,435   2,497
Income before income taxes 11,761 10,244
Provision for income taxes 4,468   3,692
Net income $ 7,293   $ 6,552
Basic earnings per share $ 0.67   $ 0.61
Basic weighted average shares outstanding 10,822,669   10,778,368
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.67   $ 0.61
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 10,849,427   10,806,194
Dividends declared per share $ 0.060   $ 0.055

VSE Corporation and Subsidiaries


Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

For the three months ended March 31,
2017   2016
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 7,293 $ 6,552
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 6,711 6,241
Deferred taxes (223 ) (129 )
Stock-based compensation 1,084 1,028
Earn-out obligation adjustment (1,384 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of impact of acquisition:
Receivables, net 10,671 1,593
Inventories, net (4,782 ) (4,510 )
Other current assets and noncurrent assets 5,010 (5,330 )
Accounts payable and deferred compensation (20,955 ) 13,097
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities (3,851 ) (1,429 )
Long-term lease obligations (307 ) (337 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 651   15,392  
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment (414 ) (1,428 )
Proceeds from the sale of property and equipment   6  
Net cash used in investing activities (414 ) (1,422 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Borrowings on loan agreement 96,124 49,699
Repayments on loan agreement (94,875 ) (62,468 )
Payments on capital lease obligations (307 ) (264 )
Payments of taxes for equity transactions (500 ) (499 )
Dividends paid (650 ) (591 )
Net cash used in financing activities (208 ) (14,123 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 29 (153 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 428   740  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 457   $ 587  

VSE Financial News Contact:
Christine Kaineg, 703-329-3263

Source: VSE Corporation