MRC 20150630 10-Q

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

___________________________________________

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

 

 

 

FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED JUNE 30, 2015

 

 

 

OR

 

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM _______ TO _______

 

 

 

 

 

Commission file number: 001-35479

 

MRC GLOBAL INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

20-5956993

(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

 

2 Houston Center, 909 Fannin Street, Suite 3100

Houston, Texas

77010

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)

 

(877) 294-7574
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, including Area Code)

________________

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes [ X]      No  [   ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes [X]    No [   ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer [ X  ]      Accelerated filer  [   ] Non-accelerated filer  [    ]        Smaller reporting company [   ]

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes [   ]   No  [X]

 

The Company’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “MRC”.   There were 102,180,775 shares of the registrant’s common stock  (excluding 817,684 unvested restricted shares), par value $0.01 per share, issued and outstanding as of July 24, 2015.

 

 


 

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INDEX TO QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

 

Page

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

ITEM 1

financial statements (UNAUDITED)

1

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets – JUNE 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014

1

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of INCOME – Three and six MONTHS

 

 

ended JUNE 30, 2015 AND JUNE  30, 2014

2

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of cOMPREHENSIVE INCOME – Three

 

 

 AND SIX months Ended JUNE  30, 2015 and JUNE  30, 2014

 

 

 

 

Condensed CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF cash flows – SIX MONTHS ENDEd JUNE 30, 2015 and JUNE 30, 2014

 

 

 

 

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements – JUNE  30, 2015

 

 

 

ITEM 2.

management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and

 

 

results of operations

12

 

 

 

ITEM 3.

quantitative and qualitative disclosures about market risk

25 

 

 

 

ITEM 4.

controls and procedures

25 

 

 

 

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

ITEM 1.

LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

26 

 

 

 

ITEM 1a.

RISK FACTORS

26 

 

 

 

ITEM 2.

UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

26 

 

 

 

ITEM 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

27 

 

 

 

ITEM 4.

MINING SAFETY DISCLOSURES

27 

 

 

 

ITEM 5.

other information

27 

 

 

 

ITEM 6.

Exhibits

28 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

 

MRC GLOBAL INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

 

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Assets

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash

$                 32,942

 

$                 25,064

Accounts receivable, net

750,500 

 

974,454 

Inventories, net

1,033,451 

 

1,186,946 

Other current assets

35,367 

 

35,698 

Total current assets

1,852,260 

 

2,222,162 

 

 

 

 

Other assets

26,887 

 

28,534 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

115,134 

 

116,001 

 

 

 

 

Intangible assets:

 

 

 

Goodwill, net

792,478 

 

806,006 

Other intangible assets, net

664,993 

 

701,118 

 

 

 

 

 

$            3,451,752

 

$            3,873,821

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Trade accounts payable

$               422,981

 

$               538,943

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

116,367 

 

167,825 

Deferred income taxes

68,389 

 

69,435 

Current portion of long-term debt

7,935 

 

7,935 

Total current liabilities

615,672 

 

784,138 

 

 

 

 

Long-term obligations:

 

 

 

Long-term debt, net

840,101 

 

1,445,709 

Deferred income taxes

213,172 

 

223,705 

Other liabilities

23,031 

 

23,054 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.5% Series A Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value; authorized 363 shares; 363 and no shares issued and outstanding, respectively

355,467 

 

 -

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity:

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value per share: 500,000 shares authorized, 102,179 and 102,095 issued and outstanding, respectively

1,022 

 

1,022 

Additional paid-in capital

1,660,473 

 

1,655,696 

Retained deficit

(78,578)

 

(122,625)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(178,608)

 

(136,878)

 

1,404,309 

 

1,397,215 

 

$            3,451,752

 

$            3,873,821

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)

 

MRC GLOBAL INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

2015

 

2014

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Sales

$            1,198,064

 

$            1,497,295

 

$          2,490,354

 

$          2,802,974

Cost of sales

992,147 

 

1,237,873 

 

2,064,515 

 

2,311,420 

Gross profit

205,917 

 

259,422 

 

425,839 

 

491,554 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

158,903 

 

185,287 

 

318,351 

 

356,676 

Operating income

47,014 

 

74,135 

 

107,488 

 

134,878 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

(13,699)

 

(15,363)

 

(28,295)

 

(30,511)

Write off of debt issuance costs

(3,249)

 

 -

 

(3,249)

 

 -

Change in fair value of derivative instruments

(393)

 

(697)

 

(1,136)

 

(4,260)

Other, net

(315)

 

2,026 

 

(3,248)

 

(3,284)

Income before income taxes

29,358 

 

60,101 

 

71,560 

 

96,823 

Income tax expense

13,083 

 

20,801 

 

26,220 

 

34,003 

Net income

16,275 

 

39,300 

 

45,340 

 

62,820 

Series A preferred stock dividends

1,293 

 

 -

 

1,293 

 

 -

Net income available to common stockholders

$                 14,982

 

$                 39,300

 

$               44,047

 

$               62,820

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per common share

$                     0.15

 

$                     0.39

 

$                   0.43

 

$                   0.62

Diluted earnings per common share

$                     0.15

 

$                     0.38

 

$                   0.43

 

$                   0.61

Weighted-average common shares, basic

102,168 

 

101,986 

 

102,142 

 

101,955 

Weighted-average common shares, diluted

102,786 

 

102,978 

 

102,605 

 

102,893 

 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED)

 

MRC GLOBAL INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

2015

 

2014

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(In thousands)

Net income

$           16,275

 

$           39,300

 

$           45,340

 

$           62,820

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Foreign currency translation adjustments

11,420 

 

6,802 

 

(41,730)

 

9,130 

Comprehensive income

$           27,695

 

$           46,102

 

$             3,610

 

$           71,950

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

 

MRC GLOBAL INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

Operating activities

(In thousands)

Net income

$                45,340

 

$                62,820

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operations:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

10,214 

 

10,574 

Amortization of intangibles

30,943 

 

33,880 

Equity-based compensation expense

5,373 

 

4,066 

Deferred income tax benefit

(15,688)

 

(15,338)

Amortization of debt issuance costs

2,267 

 

2,704 

Write off of debt issuance costs

3,249 

 

 -

(Decrease) increase in LIFO reserve

(15,092)

 

2,067 

Change in fair value of derivative instruments

1,136 

 

4,260 

Provision for uncollectible accounts

1,842 

 

561 

Foreign currency losses (gains)

5,532 

 

(3,117)

Other non-cash items

665 

 

1,232 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

207,134 

 

(128,760)

Inventories

151,640 

 

(90,702)

Income taxes payable

(7,440)

 

8,245 

Other current assets

400 

 

(2,463)

Accounts payable

(111,375)

 

64,222 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

(39,305)

 

(6,105)

Net cash provided by (used in) operations

276,835 

 

(51,854)

 

 

 

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(12,713)

 

(4,586)

Proceeds from the disposition of property, plant and equipment

756 

 

836 

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

 -

 

(346,672)

Other investment and notes receivable transactions

(3,353)

 

(774)

Net cash used in investing activities

(15,310)

 

(351,196)

 

 

 

 

Financing activities

 

 

 

Payments on revolving credit facilities

(764,774)

 

(806,768)

Proceeds from revolving credit facilities

411,854 

 

1,221,386 

Payments on long-term obligations

(253,968)

 

(3,968)

Proceeds from issuance of preferred stock, net of issuance costs

355,467 

 

 -

Debt issuance costs paid

(1,345)

 

(349)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

100 

 

1,498 

Tax benefit on stock options

 -

 

141 

Other

753 

 

 -

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(251,913)

 

411,940 

 

 

 

 

Increase in cash

9,612 

 

8,890 

Effect of foreign exchange rate on cash

(1,734)

 

2,413 

Cash -- beginning of period

25,064 

 

25,188 

Cash -- end of period

$                32,942

 

$                36,491

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

 

 

 

Cash paid for interest

$                25,832

 

$                27,913

Cash paid for income taxes

$                49,796

 

$                40,960

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

MRC GLOBAL INC.

 

NOTE 1 – BACKGROUND AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

Business Operations: MRC Global Inc. is a holding company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Our wholly owned subsidiaries are global distributors of pipe, valves, fittings (“PVF”) and related products and services across each of the upstream (exploration, production and extraction of underground oil and gas), midstream (gathering and transmission of oil and gas, gas utilities, and the storage and distribution of oil and gas) and downstream (crude oil refining, petrochemical processing and general industrials) sectors. We have branches in principal industrial, hydrocarbon producing and refining areas throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australasia, the Middle East and Kazakhstan. Our products are obtained from a broad range of suppliers.

 

Basis of Presentation:  We have prepared our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements in accordance with Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X for interim financial statements.  These statements do not include all information and footnotes that generally accepted accounting principles require for complete annual financial statements. However, the information in these statements reflects all normal recurring adjustments which are, in our opinion, necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the interim periods. The results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 are not necessarily indicative of the results that will be realized for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015.  We have derived our condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2014 from the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2014.  You should read these condensed consolidated financial statements in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2014.

 

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of MRC Global Inc. and its wholly owned and majority owned subsidiaries (collectively referred to as the “Company” or by such terms as “we,” “our” or “us”). All material intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.  

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements:  In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). ASU 2014-09 provides comprehensive guidance on the recognition of revenue from customers arising from the transfer of goods and services. The ASU also provides guidance on accounting for certain contract costs, and requires new disclosures. The FASB recently voted to defer the effective date of ASU 2014-09 by one year to annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within that reporting period.  We are currently evaluating the effect of the adoption of ASU 2014-09 on our consolidated financial statements and the implementation approach to be used.

 

In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-03, Interest - Imputation of Interest (Subtopic 835-30): Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs. The amendments in this ASU require that debt issuance costs related to a recognized debt liability be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of that debt liability, consistent with debt discounts. This guidance is effective for annual and interim reporting periods of public entities beginning after December 15, 2015. We expect to adopt this guidance in 2016.  As of June 30, 2015, our debt issuance costs totaled $15.0 million, which is reported in other assets. 

 

 

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NOTE 2 – INVENTORIES    

 

The composition of our inventory is as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

2015

 

2014

Finished goods inventory at average cost:

 

 

 

Energy carbon steel tubular products

$         426,817

 

$        497,146

Valves, fittings, flanges and all other products

759,985 

 

857,063 

 

1,186,802 

 

1,354,209 

Less: Excess of average cost over LIFO cost (LIFO reserve)

(127,570)

 

(142,662)

Less: Other inventory reserves

(25,781)

 

(24,601)

 

$      1,033,451

 

$     1,186,946

Our inventory quantities are expected to be reduced for the year, resulting in a liquidation of a last-in, first out (“LIFO”) inventory layer that was carried at a lower cost prevailing from a prior year, as compared with current costs in the current year (a “LIFO decrement”). A LIFO decrement results in the erosion of layers created in earlier years, and, therefore, a LIFO layer is not created for years that have decrements. For the three and six months ended June 30,  2015, the effect of this LIFO decrement decreased cost of sales by approximately $2.6 million and $2.9 million, respectively. There was no LIFO decrement in 2014.  

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE 3 – LONG-TERM DEBT

The components of our long-term debt are as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

2015

 

2014

Senior Secured Term Loan B, net of discount of $2,252 and $3,693

$          527,362

 

$           779,888

Global ABL Facility

320,663 

 

673,716 

Other

11 

 

40 

 

848,036 

 

1,453,644 

Less: Current portion

7,935 

 

7,935 

 

$          840,101

 

$        1,445,709

Senior Secured Term Loan B:  We have a seven-year Senior Secured Term Loan B (the “Term Loan”) with an original principal amount of $793.5 million which amortizes in equal quarterly installments of 1% per year with the balance payable in November 2019 when the facility matures.    Subject to securing additional lender commitments, the Term Loan allows for incremental increases in facility size up to an aggregate of $200 million, plus an additional amount such that the Company’s senior secured leverage ratio (as defined under the Term Loan) would not exceed 3.50 to 1.00.  McJunkin Red Man Corporation is the borrower under this facility, which is guaranteed by MRC Global Inc. as well as all of its wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries.  In addition, it is secured by a second lien on the assets securing our Global ABL Facility (which includes accounts receivable, inventory and related assets) and a first lien on substantially all of the other assets of MRC Global Inc. and those of its U.S. subsidiaries, as well as a pledge of all of the capital stock of our domestic subsidiaries and 65% of the capital stock of first tier, non-U.S. subsidiaries.  We are required to repay the Term Loan with certain asset sales and insurance proceeds, certain debt proceeds and 50% of excess cash flow (reducing to 25% if our senior secured leverage ratio is no more than 2.75 to 1.00 and 0% if our senior secured leverage ratio is no more than 2.50 to 1.00).  In addition, the Term Loan contains a number of customary restrictive covenants.

The interest rate for the Term Loan, including the amortization of original issue discount, was 5.40% as of June 30, 2015 and 5.10% at December 31, 2014.    In June 2015, we repaid $250 million of the balance outstanding under the Term Loan with proceeds from the issuance of preferred stock.

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Global ABL Facility:  We have a $1.05 billion multi-currency global asset-based revolving credit facility (the “Global ABL Facility”) that matures in July 2019. This facility is comprised of $977 million in revolver commitments in the United States, $30 million in Norway, $20 million in Canada, $5 million in the United Kingdom, $10 million in Australia, $4 million in the Netherlands and $4 million in Belgium. It contains an accordion feature that allows us to increase the principal amount of the facility by up to $300 million, subject to securing additional lender commitments.

 MRC Global Inc. and each of its current and future wholly owned material U.S. subsidiaries guarantee the obligations of our borrower subsidiaries under the Global ABL Facility. Additionally, each of our non-U.S. borrower subsidiaries guarantees the obligations of our other non-U.S. borrower subsidiaries under the Global ABL Facility. Outstanding obligations are generally secured by a first priority security interest in accounts receivable, inventory and related assets. 

The interest rate for the Global ABL Facility was 1.93% and 1.84% as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.    Excess Availability, as defined under our Global ABL Facility, was $543.5 million as of June 30, 2015.

 

NOTE 4 – STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Preferred Stock Issuance

In June 2015, we filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware a Certificate of Designations, Preferences, Rights and Limitations of Series A Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock (the “Certificate of Designations”) creating the Series A Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Series A Preferred Stock”), and establishing the designations, preferences, and other rights of the Series A Preferred Stock.    On June 10, 2015, we issued 363,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock and received gross proceeds of $363 million. 

The Series A Preferred Stock ranks senior to our common stock with respect to dividend rights and rights on liquidation, winding-up and dissolution. The Series A Preferred Stock has a stated value of $1,000 per share, and holders of Series A Preferred Stock are entitled to cumulative dividends payable quarterly in cash at a rate of 6.50% per annum. Holders of Series A Preferred Stock are entitled to vote together with the holders of the common stock as a single class, in each case, on an as-converted basis, except where a separate class vote of the common stockholders is required by law. Holders of Series A Preferred Stock have certain limited special approval rights, including with respect to the issuance of pari passu or senior equity securities of the Company.

The Series A Preferred Stock is convertible at the option of the holders into shares of common stock at an initial conversion rate of 55.9284 shares of common stock for each share of Series A Preferred Stock, which represents an initial conversion price of approximately $17.88 per share of common stock, subject to adjustment. On or after the fifth anniversary of the initial issuance of the Series A Preferred Stock, the Company will have the option to redeem, in whole but not in part, all the outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock, subject to certain redemption price adjustments on the basis of the date of the conversion. We may elect to convert the Series A Preferred Stock, in whole but not in part, into the relevant number of shares of common stock on or after the 54th month after the initial issuance of the Series A Preferred Stock if the last reported sale price of the common stock has been at least 150% of the conversion price then in effect for a specified period. The conversion rate is subject to customary anti-dilution and other adjustments.

Stock Options and Restricted Stock

Our 2011 Omnibus Incentive Plan originally had 3,250,000 shares reserved for issuance under the plan.  In April 2015, our shareholders approved an additional 4,250,000 shares for reservation for issuance under the plan.  The plan permits the issuance of stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, performance shares, performance units and other stock-based and cash-based awards.  Since the adoption of the 2011 Omnibus Incentive Plan, the Company’s Board of Directors has periodically granted stock options, restricted stock awards, restricted stock units and performance-based stock units to directors and employees.  Options and stock appreciation rights may not be granted at prices less than the fair market value of our common stock on the date of the grant, nor for a term exceeding ten years. For employees, vesting generally occurs ratably over a three to five year period on the anniversaries of the date specified in the employees’ respective stock option, restricted stock award, restricted stock unit and performance award agreements, subject to accelerated vesting under certain circumstances set forth in the agreements. Vesting for directors generally occurs on the one-year  anniversary of the grant date.  In February 2015,  514,805 shares of restricted stock, 195,082 performance unit awards and 72,259 of restricted units were granted to

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employees.  In April and June of 2015, 171,716 and 1,198 shares of restricted stock were granted to employees. To date, before consideration of forfeitures, 3,474,350 shares have been granted to management, members of our Board of Directors and key employees under this plan.  We expense the fair value of the stock option grants on a straight-line basis over the vesting period. A Black-Scholes option-pricing model is used to estimate the fair value of the stock options. 

 

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss 

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets consists of the following (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

Currency translation adjustments

$       (177,995)

 

$       (136,265)

Pension related adjustments

(613)

 

(613)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

$       (178,608)

 

$       (136,878)

Earnings per Share 

Earnings per share are calculated in the table below (in thousands, except per share amounts). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

2015

 

2014

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$            16,275

 

$            39,300

 

$            45,340

 

$            62,820

Less: Dividends on Series A Preferred Stock

1,293 

 

 -

 

1,293 

 

 -

Net income available to common stockholders

$            14,982

 

$            39,300

 

$            44,047

 

$            62,820

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average basic shares outstanding

102,168 

 

101,986 

 

102,142 

 

101,955 

Effect of dilutive securities

618 

 

992 

 

463 

 

938 

Average diluted shares outstanding

102,786 

 

102,978 

 

102,605 

 

102,893 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Basic

$                0.15

 

$                0.39

 

$                0.43

 

$                0.62

  Diluted

$                0.15

 

$                0.38

 

$                0.43

 

$                0.61

 

Stock options, shares of restricted stock, and shares of Series A Preferred Stock are disregarded in the calculation of diluted earnings per share if they are determined to be anti-dilutive. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, all of the shares of the newly issued Series A Preferred Stock were anti-dilutive. For the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, we had approximately 3.9 million and 1.1 million anti-dilutive stock options, respectively. For the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, we had approximately 3.9 million and 1.0 million anti-dilutive stock options, respectively. There was no anti-dilutive restricted stock for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014.  

 

NOTE 5 – SEGMENT INFORMATION

We operate as three business segments, U.S., Canada and International. Our International segment consists of our operations outside of the U.S. and Canada. These segments represent our business of selling PVF and related products and services to the energy and industrial sectors, across each of the upstream (exploration, production and extraction of underground oil and gas), midstream (gathering and transmission of oil and gas, gas utilities, and the storage and

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distribution of oil and gas) and downstream (crude oil refining, petrochemical processing and general industrials) sectors. 

The following table presents financial information for each segment (in millions):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

2015

 

2014

 

2015

 

2014

Sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S.

$              956.3

 

$         1,115.6

 

$          1,928.1

 

$          2,063.5

Canada

77.6 

 

150.0 

 

197.1 

 

316.3 

International

164.2 

 

231.7 

 

365.2 

 

423.2 

Sales

$           1,198.1

 

$         1,497.3

 

$          2,490.4

 

$          2,803.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S.

$                48.9

 

$              64.6

 

$             100.7

 

$             118.8

Canada

2.5 

 

5.5 

 

7.9 

 

12.8 

International

(4.4)

 

4.0 

 

(1.1)

 

3.3 

Operating income

47.0 

 

74.1 

 

107.5 

 

134.9 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

(13.7)

 

(15.3)

 

(28.3)

 

(30.5)

Other, net

(4.0)

 

1.3 

 

(7.6)

 

(7.6)

Income before income taxes

$                29.3

 

$              60.1

 

$               71.6

 

$               96.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

 

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S.

$           2,826.8

 

$         3,111.9

 

 

 

 

Canada

148.9 

 

204.1 

 

 

 

 

International

476.1 

 

557.8 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

$           3,451.8

 

$         3,873.8

 

 

 

 

 

Our sales by product line are as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

Type

 

2015

 

2014

 

2015

 

2014

Energy carbon steel tubular products:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Line pipe

 

$         241,856

 

$           288,122

 

$          507,938

 

$          495,361

Oil country tubular goods (OCTG)

 

78,870 

 

133,910 

 

184,533 

 

264,129 

 

 

$         320,726

 

$           422,032

 

$          692,471

 

$          759,490

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valves, fittings, flanges and other products:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valves and specialty products

 

$         395,479

 

$           489,489

 

$          806,702

 

$          918,712

Carbon steel fittings and flanges andstainless steel and alloy pipe and fittings

 

249,643 

 

308,564 

 

519,002 

 

598,906 

Other

 

232,216 

 

277,210 

 

472,179 

 

525,866 

 

 

$         877,338

 

$        1,075,263

 

$       1,797,883

 

$       2,043,484

 

 

 

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NOTE 6 – FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

From time to time, we use derivative financial instruments to help manage our exposure to interest rate risk and fluctuations in foreign currencies. All of our derivative instruments are freestanding and, accordingly, changes in their fair market value are recorded in earnings.  As of June 30, 2015, we do not have any interest rate swap agreements. Foreign exchange forward contracts and options are reported at fair value utilizing Level 2 inputs, as the fair value is based on broker quotes for the same or similar derivative instruments. The total notional amount of our forward foreign exchange contracts and options was approximately $39.2 million and $77.9 million at June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.  We had approximatey  $0.2 million and $1.6 million recorded as assets on our consolidated balance sheets as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.

With the exception of long-term debt, the fair values of our financial instruments, including cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, trade accounts payable and accrued liabilities approximate carrying value.  The carrying value of our debt was $0.848 billion and $1.454 billion at June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.  We estimate the fair value of the Term Loan using Level 2 inputs, or quoted market prices.  The fair value of our debt was $0.847 billion and $1.407 billion at June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. 

 

NOTE 7– COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Litigation 

Asbestos Claims.    We are one of many defendants in lawsuits that plaintiffs have brought seeking damages for personal injuries that exposure to asbestos allegedly caused. Plaintiffs and their family members have brought these lawsuits against a large volume of defendant entities as a result of the defendants’ manufacture, distribution, supply or other involvement with asbestos, asbestos containing-products or equipment or activities that allegedly caused plaintiffs to be exposed to asbestos.  These plaintiffs typically assert exposure to asbestos as a consequence of third-party manufactured products that our McJunkin Red Man Corporation subsidiary purportedly distributed.  As of June 30, 2015, we are named a defendant in approximately 453  lawsuits involving approximately 1,077 claims.  No asbestos lawsuit has resulted in a judgment against us to date, with a majority being settled, dismissed or otherwise resolved.  Applicable third-party insurance has substantially covered these claims, and insurance should continue to cover a substantial majority of existing and anticipated future claims.  Accordingly, we have recorded a liability for our estimate of the most likely settlement of asserted claims and a related receivable from insurers for our estimated recovery, to the extent we believe that the amounts of recovery are probable.  It is not possible to predict the outcome of these claims and proceedings. However, in our opinion, the likelihood that the ultimate disposition of any of these claims and legal proceedings will have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial statements is remote.

Other Legal Claims and Proceedings.    From time to time, we have been subject to various claims and involved in legal proceedings incidental to the nature of our businesses. We maintain insurance coverage to reduce financial risk associated with certain of these claims and proceedings. It is not possible to predict the outcome of these claims and proceedings. However, in our opinion, the likelihood that the ultimate disposition of any of these claims and legal proceedings will have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial statements is remote.

Product Claims.    From time to time, in the ordinary course of our business, our customers may claim that the products that we distribute are either defective or require repair or replacement under warranties that either we or the manufacturer may provide to the customer. These proceedings are, in the opinion of management, ordinary and routine matters incidental to our normal business. Our purchase orders with our suppliers generally require the manufacturer to indemnify us against any product liability claims, leaving the manufacturer ultimately responsible for these claims. In many cases, state, provincial or foreign law provides protection to distributors for these sorts of claims, shifting the responsibility to the manufacturer. In some cases, we could be required to repair or replace the products for the benefit of our customer and seek our recovery from the manufacturer for our expense. In our opinion, the likelihood that the ultimate disposition of any of these claims and legal proceedings will have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial statements is remote.  

Weatherford Claim.  In addition to PVF, our Canadian subsidiary, Midfield Supply (“Midfield”), now known as MRC Global ULC, also distributed progressive cavity pumps and related equipment (“PCPs”) under a distribution agreement with Weatherford Canada Partnership (“Weatherford”) within a certain geographical area located in southern Alberta, Canada.  In late 2005 and early 2006, Midfield hired new employees, including former Weatherford employees, as part of Midfield’s desire to expand its PVF business into northern Alberta.  Shortly thereafter, many of

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these employees left Midfield and formed a PCP manufacturing, distribution and service company named Europump Systems Inc. (“Europump”) in 2006.  A subsidiary of Halliburton Company purchased Europump in 2014.  The distribution agreement with Weatherford expired in 2006.  Midfield supplied Europump with PVF products that Europump distributed along with PCP pumps.  In April 2007, Midfield purchased Europump’s distribution branches and began distributing and servicing Europump PCPs.

Pursuant to a complaint that Weatherford filed on April 11, 2006 in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Judicial Bench of Edmonton (Action No. 060304628), Weatherford sued Europump, three of Europump’s part suppliers, Midfield, certain current and former employees of Midfield, and other related entities, asserting a host of claims including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of confidential information related to the PCPs, unlawful interference with economic relations and conspiracy.  The Company denies these allegations and contends that Midfield’s expansion and subsequent growth was the result of fair competition. 

From 2006 through 2012, the case focused largely on Weatherford’s questioning of defense witnesses.  In 2013, the defendants began substantive questioning of Weatherford and its witnesses.  Discovery is ongoing and expected to last through late 2015The case is scheduled for trial on January 16, 2017.  The Company believes Weatherford’s claims are without merit and intends to defend them vigorously.

 

SKF Claim.  On February 19, 2013, in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, SKF USA Inc. sued McJunkin Red Man Corporation and MRC Global Inc. for trademark infringement, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, federal cybersquatting, and related claims.  The parties settled the case for an immaterial amount, and the case was dismissed on July 6, 2015.

 

Customer Contracts

 

We have contracts and agreements with many of our customers that dictate certain terms of our sales arrangements (pricing, deliverables, etc.). While we make every effort to abide by the terms of these contracts, certain provisions are complex and often subject to varying interpretations. Under the terms of these contracts, our customers have the right to audit our adherence to the contract terms. Historically, any settlements that have resulted from these customer audits have not been material to our consolidated financial statements.

 

Purchase Commitments

We have purchase obligations consisting primarily of inventory purchases made in the normal course of business to meet operating needs. While our vendors often allow us to cancel these purchase orders without penalty, in certain cases, cancellations may subject us to cancellation fees or penalties depending on the terms of the contract.

 

ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

You should read the following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations in conjunction with our financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this report. This discussion and analysis contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. As used in this Form 10-Q, unless otherwise indicated or the context otherwise requires, all references to the “Company”, “MRC Global”, “we”, “our” or “us” refer to MRC Global Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.  All references throughout this section (and elsewhere in this report) to amounts available for borrowing under various credit facilities refer to amounts actually available for borrowing after giving effect to any borrowing base limitations that the facility imposes.  

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (as well as other sections of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q) contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”).  Forward-looking statements include those preceded by, followed by or including the words “will,” “expect,” “intended,” “anticipated,” “believe,” “project,” “forecast,” “propose,” “plan,” “estimate,” “enable,” and similar expressions, including, for example, statements about our business strategy, our industry, our future profitability, growth in the industry sectors we serve, our expectations, beliefs, plans, strategies, objectives, prospects and assumptions, and estimates and projections of future activity and trends in the oil and natural gas

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industry. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. These statements are based on management’s expectations that involve a number of business risks and uncertainties, any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control, including the factors described under “Risk Factors”, that may cause our actual results and performance to be materially different from any future results or performance expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things:  

decreases in oil and natural gas prices;

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 industry sectors we serve;

unexpected supply shortages;

cost increases by our suppliers;

our lack of long-term contracts with most of our suppliers; 

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’ creditworthiness;

the success of our acquisition strategies;

the potential adverse effects associated with integrating acquisitions into our business and whether these acquisitions will yield their intended benefits;

our significant indebtedness;

the dependence on our subsidiaries for cash to meet our 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 and the interpretation or implementation thereof;

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;

the occurrence of cybersecurity incidents;

loss of third-party transportation providers;

potential inability to obtain necessary capital;

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risks related to adverse weather events or natural disasters;

impairment of our goodwill or other intangible assets;

adverse changes in political or economic conditions in the countries in which we operate;

exposure to U.S. and international laws and regulations, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the U.K. Bribery Act and other economic sanctions programs;

risks associated with international instability and geopolitical developments;

risks relating to ongoing evaluations of internal controls required by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; 

the impact on us of changes in U.S. generally accepted accounting principles or tax laws or adverse positions taken by taxing authorities in the countries in which the company operates;  

our intention not to pay dividends on our common stock; and

compliance with and changes in laws and regulations in the countries in which we operate.

Undue reliance should not be placed on our forward-looking statements. Although forward-looking statements reflect our good faith beliefs, reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise, except to the extent law requires.

Overview

We are the largest global industrial distributor, based on sales, of pipe, valves, and fittings (“PVF”) and related products and services to the energy industry and hold a leading position in our industry across each of the upstream (exploration, production and extraction of underground oil and natural gas), midstream (gathering and transmission of oil and natural gas, natural gas utilities and the storage and distribution of oil and natural gas) and downstream (crude oil refining, petrochemical and chemical, processing and general industrials) sectors. Our business is segregated into three geographical segments, consisting of our U.S., Canadian and International operations. We serve our customers in over 400 service locations. We offer a wide array of PVF and oilfield supplies encompassing a complete line of products from our global network of suppliers to our more than 21,000 customers. We are diversified by geography, the industry sectors we serve and the products we sell. We seek to provide best-in-class service to our customers by satisfying the most complex, multi-site needs of many of the largest companies in the energy and industrial sectors as their primary PVF supplier. We believe the critical role we play in our customers’ supply chain, together with our extensive product offering, broad global presence, customer-linked scalable information systems and efficient distribution capabilities, serve to solidify our long-standing customer relationships and drive our growth. As a result, we have an average relationship of over 25 years with our 25 largest customers.

Key Drivers of Our Business

Our revenues are predominantly derived from the sale of PVF and other oilfield and industrial supplies to the energy sector globally. Our business is, therefore, dependent upon both the current conditions and future prospects in the energy industry and, in particular, maintenance and expansionary operating and capital expenditures by our customers in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the industry. The outlook for future oil, natural gas, refined products, petrochemical and other industrial PVF spending is influenced by numerous factors, including the following:

Oil and Natural Gas Prices. Sales of PVF and related products to the oil and natural gas industry constitute a significant portion of our sales. As a result, we depend upon the oil and natural gas industry and its ability and willingness to make maintenance and capital expenditures to explore for, produce and process oil and natural gas and refined products. Oil and natural gas prices, both current and projected, along with the costs necessary to produce oil and gas, impact other drivers of our business, including exploration and production spending, additions and maintenance to pipeline mileage, refinery utilization and petrochemical and other industrial processing activity.

Economic Conditions. The demand for the products we distribute is dependent on the general economy, the energy and industrials sectors and other factors. Changes in the general economy or in the energy and

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industrials sectors (domestically or internationally) can cause demand for the products we distribute to materially change.

Customer, Manufacturer and Distributor Inventory Levels of PVF and Related Products. Customer, manufacturer and distributor inventory levels of PVF and related products can change significantly from period to period. Increases in our customers’ inventory levels can have an adverse effect on the demand for the products we distribute when customers draw from their inventory rather than purchase new products. Reduced demand, in turn, would likely result in reduced sales volume and profitability. Increased inventory levels by manufacturers or other distributors can cause an oversupply of PVF and related products in the industry sectors we serve and reduce the prices that we are able to charge for the products we distribute. Reduced prices, in turn, would likely reduce our profitability. Conversely, decreased customer and manufacturer inventory levels may ultimately lead to increased demand for our products and would likely result in increased sales volumes and overall profitability.

•  Steel Prices, Availability and Supply and Demand. Fluctuations in steel prices may lead to volatility in the pricing of the products we distribute.  This is most evident in carbon steel tubular products.  A majority of the products we distribute contain various types of steel. The worldwide supply and demand for these products, or other steel products that we do not supply, impacts the pricing and availability of our products and, ultimately, our sales and operating profitability.

•  Carbon Steel Tubular Prices, Supply and Demand.  Volatility in carbon steel tubular prices can have a significant influence on our profitability. Carbon steel tubular prices are influenced not only from the material input costs but also by the supply and demand of the product itself, which tends to be a larger component of the change in price. On the supply side, the amount of steel mill capacity, utilization and imports, all of which can have variability among sizes and grades, drives the price.

Recent Trends and Outlook

During the first six months of 2015, the average oil price of West Texas Intermediate (“WTI”) decreased significantly to  $53.25 from $101.05 per barrel in the first six months of 2014. Natural gas prices decreased to an average price of $2.82/Mcf (Henry Hub) for the first six months of 2015 compared to $4.89/Mcf (Henry Hub) for the first six months of 2014.  North American drilling  rig activity decreased 38% in the first six months of 2015 as compared to the first six months of 2014.

With the decline in both oil and natural gas prices, and forecasts indicating that prices will be at low levels throughout the remainder of 2015, we expect our customers’ spending, particularly those in the upstream sector within North America, will continue to decline in 2015 as compared to 2014.  These lower spending trends will also affect our midstream business but to a much lesser extent than upstream as a result of midstream infrastructure projects that are continuing.  The gas utilities component of our midstream business continues to be strong.  The downstream sector, which has a higher base of maintenance repair and operations (“MRO”) business, including turnarounds, will be modestly impacted by the decline in oil prices.  

Because we anticipated 2015 would be a challenging year, we have taken steps in the first half of the year to reduce our operating costs.  We implemented hiring and salary freezes and eliminated approximately 430 full-time positions. As a result of these actions, we recorded pre-tax severance and restructuring charges of $8.7 million in the first half of 2015.  Excluding the impact of acquisitions, we have reduced our headcount by approximately 680, or 13%, over the past five quartersWe will continue to monitor the business outlook and take actions as appropriate in response to negative changes in that outlook, which may require additional severance charges.   In addition to these efforts to address costs, we are also actively managing our investment in working capital to an appropriate level and have deferred our acquisition activities.  This will allow us to generate cash, which we will utilize to reduce our indebtedness.

During the second quarter of 2015, we issued $363 million of 6.5% Series A Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock (“Series A Preferred Stock”).  The proceeds of this transaction were used to repay outstanding indebtedness under our Global ABL and Term Loan facilities.  We believe that this transaction strengthened our capital structure and enhances our financial flexibility to execute on our growth strategy.

We determine backlog by the amount of unshipped customer orders, either specific or general in nature (including orders held under pipe programs), which the customer may revise or cancel in certain instances.  At June 30, 2015, total backlog was $768  million, including $540 million in our U.S. segment, $37 million in our Canadian segment and

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$191 million in our International segment.  At December 31, 2014, total backlog was $1.093 billion, including $767 million in our U.S. segment, $66 million in our Canadian segment and $260 million in our International segment. At June 30, 2014, total backlog was $1.125  billion, including $726 million in our U.S. segment, $69 million in our Canadian segment and $330 million in our International segment.  There can be no assurance that the backlog amounts will ultimately be realized as revenue or that we will earn a profit on the backlog of orders, but we expect that a substantial majority of sales in our backlog will be realized in the next twelve months.

The following table shows key industry indicators for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

2015

 

2014

 

2015

 

2014

Average Rig Count (1):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

907 

 

1,852 

 

1,144 

 

1,816 

Canada

98 

 

199 

 

206 

 

362 

International

1,169 

 

1,348 

 

1,215 

 

1,342 

Total

2,174 

 

3,399 

 

2,565 

 

3,520 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average Commodity Prices (2):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WTI crude oil (per barrel)

$           57.85

 

$         103.35

 

$       53.25

 

$         101.05

Brent crude oil (per barrel)

$           61.65

 

$         109.69

 

$       57.84

 

$         108.93

Natural gas ($/Mcf)

$             2.75

 

$             4.61

 

$         2.82

 

$             4.89

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average Monthly U.S. Well Permits (3)

3,716 

 

6,743 

 

3,828 

 

6,500 

3:2:1 Crack Spread (4)

$           24.41

 

$           22.15

 

$       23.05

 

$           21.88

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(1) Source-Baker Hughes (www.bakerhughes.com) (Total rig count includes oil, natural gas and other rigs.)

(2) Source-Department of Energy, EIA (www.eia.gov)  

(3) Source-Rig Data (U.S.)

(4) Source- Bloomberg

 

Results of Operations

Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 Compared to the Three Months Ended June 30, 2014

The breakdown of our sales by sector for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 was as follows (in millions):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

June 30, 2015

 

June 30, 2014

Upstream

$            434.7

 

36% 

 

$            700.1

 

47% 

Midstream

418.7 

 

35% 

 

420.0 

 

28% 

Downstream and other industrials

344.7 

 

29% 

 

377.2 

 

25% 

 

$         1,198.1

 

100% 

 

$         1,497.3

 

100% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, the following table summarizes our results of operations (in millions):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

 

 

2015

 

2014

 

$ Change

 

% Change

Sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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U.S.

$            956.3

 

$         1,115.6

 

$      (159.3)

 

(14.3%)

Canada

77.6 

 

150.0 

 

(72.4)

 

(48.3%)

International

164.2 

 

231.7 

 

(67.5)

 

(29.1%)

Consolidated

$         1,198.1

 

$         1,497.3

 

$      (299.2)

 

(20.0%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S.

$              48.9

 

$              64.6

 

$        (15.7)

 

(24.3%)

Canada

2.5 

 

5.5 

 

(3.0)

 

(54.5%)

International

(4.4)

 

4.0 

 

(8.4)

 

N/M

Consolidated

47.0 

 

74.1 

 

(27.1)

 

(36.6%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

(13.7)

 

(15.3)

 

1.6 

 

(10.5%)

Other (expense) income

(4.0)

 

1.3 

 

(5.3)

 

N/M

Income tax expense

(13.0)

 

(20.8)

 

7.8 

 

(37.5%)

Net income

16.3 

 

39.3 

 

(23.0)

 

(58.5%)

Series A preferred stock dividends

1.3 

 

 -

 

1.3 

 

N/M

Net income available to common stockholders

$              15.0

 

$              39.3

 

$        (24.3)

 

(61.8%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Gross Profit (1)

$            211.3

 

$            283.7

 

$        (72.4)

 

(25.5%)

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

$              63.2

 

$            106.2

 

$        (43.0)

 

(40.5%)

(1)

Adjusted Gross Profit and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures. For a reconciliation of these measures to an equivalent GAAP measure, see pages 18-19 herein.

Sales.    Sales include the revenue recognized from the sale of the products we distribute, the services we provide to customers and freight billings to customers, less cash discounts taken by customers in return for their early payment of our invoices to them. Our sales were $1,198.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 as compared to $1,497.3 million for the  six months ended June 30, 2014.  The  $299.2 million decrease in sales reflected a $40.8 million impact of the decline in foreign currencies in areas where we operate compared to the U.S. dollar.

U.S. Segment—Our U.S. sales decreased to $956.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 from $1,115.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014. This $159.3 million, or 14.3% decrease, reflected a  $163 million decrease in our upstream sector, while the midstream and downstream sectors were up slightly.  The decrease in our upstream business in the second quarter of 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014 was caused by decreased customer spending related to the decline in oil and natural gas prices and the resulting decline in rig count     

Canadian Segment—Our Canadian sales decreased to $77.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 from $150.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014.  The decrease in Canadian sales reflected a $65 million decrease in the upstream business also due to a decrease in customer spending.  Approximately  $9.9 million, or 14%, of the total decline was a result of the weaker Canadian dollar relative to the U.S. dollar.   

International Segment—Our International sales decreased to $164.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 from $231.7 million for the same period in 2014.   The $67.5 million decrease was primarily the result of decreased customer spending particularly in the U.K., Norway and Australia offset by the acquisitions of MSD Engineering Pte. Limited (“MSD”) and Hypteck, AS (“Hypteck”) which added $10.5 million in revenue for the second quarter of 2015The impact of the decline in the foreign currencies in areas where we operate compared to the U.S. dollar accounted for $30.9 million, or 40%, of the organic decline

 

Gross Profit.    Our gross profit was $205.9 million  (17.2% of sales) for the three months ended June 30, 2015 as compared to $259.4 million  (17.3% of sales) for the three months ended June 30, 2014.  Gross profit for the three months ended June 30, 2015 benefited from lower product costs reflected in our last-in, first-out (“LIFO”) inventory costing methodology.  LIFO resulted in a reduction of cost of sales of $14.8 million in second quarter of 2015

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compared to an increase in cost of sales of $0.8 million in the second quarter of 2014.  Excluding the impact of LIFO, gross profit declined 140 basis points primarily as the result of the impact of customer pricing pressures related to the decline in oil prices and sales mix changes.  

 

Certain purchasing costs and warehousing activities (including receiving, inspection and stocking costs), as well as general warehousing expenses, are included in selling, general and administrative expenses and not in cost of sales.  As such, our gross profit may not be comparable to others that may include these expenses as a component of cost of sales.  Purchasing and warehousing costs approximated $9.3 million and $11.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

Adjusted Gross Profit.    Adjusted Gross Profit decreased to $211.3  (17.6% of sales) for the three months ended June 30, 2015 from $283.7 million  (19.0% of sales) for the three months ended June 30, 2014,  a  decrease of $72.4 million. Adjusted Gross Profit is a non-GAAP financial measure. We define Adjusted Gross Profit as sales, less cost of sales, plus depreciation and amortization, plus amortization of intangibles, and plus or minus the impact of our LIFO inventory costing methodology. We present Adjusted Gross Profit because we believe it is a useful indicator of our operating performance without regard to items, such as amortization of intangibles, that can vary substantially from company to company depending upon the nature and extent of acquisitions. Similarly, the impact of the LIFO inventory costing method can cause results to vary substantially from company to company depending upon whether they elect to utilize LIFO and depending upon which method they may elect. We use Adjusted Gross Profit as a key performance indicator in managing our business. We believe that gross profit is the financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles that is most directly comparable to Adjusted Gross Profit.

The following table reconciles Adjusted Gross Profit with gross profit, as derived from our financial statements (in millions):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

June 30,

 

Percentage

 

June 30,

 

Percentage

 

2015

 

of Revenue

 

2014

 

of Revenue

Gross profit, as reported

$            205.9

 

17.2% 

 

$            259.4

 

17.3% 

Depreciation and amortization

5.1 

 

0.4% 

 

5.4 

 

0.4% 

Amortization of intangibles

15.1 

 

1.2% 

 

18.1 

 

1.2% 

(Decrease) increase in LIFO reserve

(14.8)

 

(1.2%)

 

0.8 

 

0.1% 

Adjusted Gross Profit

$            211.3

 

17.6% 

 

$            283.7

 

19.0% 

 

Selling, General and Administrative (“SG&A”) Expenses.    Costs such as salaries, wages, employee benefits, rent, utilities, communications, insurance, fuel and taxes (other than state and federal income taxes) that are necessary to operate our branch and corporate operations are included in SG&A.  Also contained in this category are certain items that are nonoperational in nature, including certain costs of acquiring and integrating other businesses.  Our SG&A expenses were $158.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 as compared to $185.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014SG&A for the second quarter of 2015 included $6.9 million of severance and restructuring charges resulting from cost reduction efforts as well as $2.6 million of incremental expense related to our MSD and Hypteck acquisitions.  We incurred $5.0 million severance charges during the second quarter of 2014. After taking these amounts into consideration, SG&A decreased $30.9 million.  Approximately, $10.3 million of the decrease was due to the impact of the foreign currencies in the countries in which we operate relative to the U.S. dollar.  The remaining decrease was attributable to the cost reduction efforts we have made.        

 

Operating Income.    Operating income was $47.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015, as compared to $74.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014, a decrease of $27.1 million.

U.S. SegmentOperating income for our U.S. segment decreased to $48.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 from $64.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014The decrease in operating income of $15.7 million was driven by lower revenue due to decreased customer spending offset by a reduction in SG&A expenses.    

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Canadian SegmentOperating income for our Canadian segment decreased to $2.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 from $5.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014.  The decrease of $3.0 million reflected the decline in sales offset by corresponding reductions in SG&A.     

International SegmentOur International segment incurred an operating loss of $4.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 as compared to operating income of $4.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014The decrease of $8.4 million was the result of lower sales combined with $4.4 million of severance and restructuring charges incurred during the quarter.

Interest Expense.    Our interest expense was $13.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 as compared to $15.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014.  This represented a decrease of $1.6 million resulting from lower average debt levels.  During the second quarter of 2015, total debt was reduced by $525 million with $355 million of net proceeds from our Series A Preferred Stock issuance combined with positive cash flows from operations.

Other expense, net. Our other expense was $4.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 compared to income of $1.3 million in for the three months ended June 30, 2014.  The current quarter included a  $3.2 million write off of debt issuance costs,  foreign currency losses of  $1.4 million and a $0.4 million loss on the change in the fair value of derivatives as compared to  a foreign currency gain of $1.5 million and $0.7 million loss on the change of fair value of derivatives in the second quarter of 2014.    There was no write off of debt issuance costs during the second quarter of 2014.

Income Tax Expense.    Our income tax expense was $13.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 as compared to $20.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014.  Our effective tax rates were 44.6% and 34.6% for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Our rates generally differ from the U.S. federal statutory rate of 35% as a result of state income taxes and differing, generally lower, foreign income tax rates.    The increase in the effective tax rate to 44.6% in the second quarter of 2015 was a result of a higher expected tax rate for the full year of 36.6% due to lower than previously forecasted international pretax profits.

Net Income.    Our net income was $16.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 as compared to $39.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014,  a decrease of $23.0 million.

Adjusted EBITDA.    We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income plus interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, amortization of intangibles and certain other expenses (such as gains/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 our LIFO inventory costing methodology. Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, was $63.2 million  (5.3% of sales) for the three months ended June 30, 2015, as compared to $106.2 million (7.1% of sales) for the three months ended June 30, 2014.  

We believe Adjusted EBITDA provides investors a helpful measure for comparing our operating performance with the performance of other companies that have different financing and capital structures or tax rates. We believe that net income is the financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles that is most directly comparable to Adjusted EBITDA. 

 

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The following table reconciles Adjusted EBITDA with net income, as derived from our financial statements (in millions):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

2015

 

2014

Net income

$               16.3

 

$               39.3

Income tax expense

13.0 

 

20.8 

Interest expense

13.7 

 

15.3 

Depreciation and amortization

5.1 

 

5.4 

Amortization of intangibles

15.1 

 

18.1 

(Decrease) increase in LIFO reserve

(14.8)

 

0.8 

Change in fair value of derivative instruments

0.4 

 

0.7 

Equity-based compensation expense

2.9 

 

2.3 

Write off of debt issuance costs

3.2 

 

 -

Severance and restructuring charges

6.9 

 

5.0 

Foreign currency losses (gains)

1.4 

 

(1.5)

Adjusted EBITDA

$               63.2

 

$             106.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 Compared to the Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

The breakdown of our sales by sector for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 was as follows (in millions):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

June 30, 2015

 

June 30, 2014

Upstream

$            981.3

 

39% 

 

$         1,334.9

 

48% 

Midstream

798.4 

 

32% 

 

727.4 

 

26% 

Downstream and other industrials

710.7 

 

29% 

 

740.7 

 

26% 

 

$         2,490.4

 

100% 

 

$         2,803.0

 

100% 

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For the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, the following table summarizes our results of operations (in millions):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

 

 

2015

 

2014

 

$ Change

 

% Change

Sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S.

$         1,928.1

 

$         2,063.5

 

$      (135.4)

 

(6.6%)

Canada

197.1 

 

316.3 

 

(119.2)

 

(37.7%)

International

365.2 

 

423.2 

 

(58.0)

 

(13.7%)

Consolidated

$         2,490.4

 

$         2,803.0

 

$      (312.6)

 

(11.2%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S.

$            100.7

 

$            118.8

 

$        (18.1)

 

(15.2%)

Canada

7.9 

 

12.8 

 

(4.9)

 

(38.3%)

International

(1.1)

 

3.3 

 

(4.4)

 

N/M

Consolidated

107.5 

 

134.9 

 

(27.4)

 

(20.3%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

(28.3)

 

(30.5)

 

2.2 

 

(7.2%)

Other expense

(7.6)

 

(7.6)

 

 -

 

0.0% 

Income tax expense

(26.2)

 

(34.0)

 

7.8 

 

(22.9%)

Net income

45.4 

 

62.8 

 

(17.4)

 

(27.7%)

Series A preferred stock dividends

1.3 

 

 -

 

1.3 

 

N/M

Net income available to common stockholders

$              44.1

 

$              62.8

 

$        (18.7)

 

(29.8%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Gross Profit (1)

$            451.9

 

$            538.1

 

$        (86.2)

 

(16.0%)

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

$            149.8

 

$            190.2

 

$        (40.4)

 

(21.2%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Adjusted Gross Profit and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures. For a reconciliation of these measures to an equivalent GAAP measure, see pages 21-23 herein.

Sales. Our sales were  $2,490.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 as compared to $2,803.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014.  The $312.6 million decrease in sales reflected an $87.6 million impact of the decline in foreign currencies in areas where we operate compared to the U.S. dollar.

U.S. Segment—Our U.S. sales decreased to $1,928.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 from $2,063.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014. This $135.4 million, or 6.6%,  decrease reflected a $204.1 million decrease in the upstream sector offset by a $64.7 million increase in the midstream sectorThe decrease in our upstream business in the first half of 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014 was caused by decreased customer spending related to the decline in oil and natural gas prices and the resulting decline in rig count. The increase in the midstream business in the first quarter of 2015 was relative to a weak first half of 2014, which included the first quarter impact of the inclement weather in our Eastern region.   

Canadian Segment—Our Canadian sales decreased to $197.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 from $316.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014. The decrease in Canadian sales reflected a $117.9 million decrease in the upstream business due to a decrease in customer spending. Approximately $24.6 million, or 21%, of the total decline was a result of the weaker Canadian dollar relative to the U.S. dollar. 

International Segment—Our International sales decreased to $365.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 from $423.2 million for the same period in 2014.   The decrease of $58.0 million was primarily the result of decreased

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customer spending particularly in the U.K., Norway and Australia offset by the acquisitions of MSD and Hypteck which added $26.1 million in revenue for the first half of 2015.  This was offset by the impact of the decline in the foreign currencies in areas where we operate compared to the U.S. dollar, which accounted for $63.0 million, or 75%, of the organic decline. 

 

Gross Profit.    Our gross profit was $425.9 million  (17.1% of sales) for the six months ended June 30, 2015 as compared to $491.6 million  (17.5% of sales) for the six months ended June 30, 2014. Gross profit for the six months ended June 30, 2015 benefited from lower product costs reflected in our LIFO inventory costing methodology.  LIFO resulted in a reduction of cost of sales of $15.1 million in first half of 2015 compared to an increase in cost of sales of $2.1 million in the first half of 2014.  Excluding the impact of LIFO, gross profit declined 110 basis points primarily as the result of the impact of customer pricing pressures related to the decline in oil prices and sales mix changes.  

 

Certain purchasing costs and warehousing activities (including receiving, inspection and stocking costs), as well as general warehousing expenses, are included in selling, general and administrative expenses and not in cost of sales.  As such, our gross profit may not be comparable to others that may include these expenses as a component of cost of sales.  Purchasing and warehousing costs approximated $19.5 million and $23.3 million for the six months ended  June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

Adjusted Gross Profit.    Adjusted Gross Profit decreased to $451.9  (18.1% of sales) for the six months ended June 30, 2015 from $538.1 million  (19.2% of sales) for the six months ended June 30, 2014, a  decrease of $86.2 million. Adjusted Gross Profit is a non-GAAP financial measure. We define Adjusted Gross Profit as sales, less cost of sales, plus depreciation and amortization, plus amortization of intangibles, and plus or minus the impact of our LIFO inventory costing methodology. We present Adjusted Gross Profit because we believe it is a useful indicator of our operating performance without regard to items, such as amortization of intangibles, that can vary substantially from company to company depending upon the nature and extent of acquisitions. Similarly, the impact of the LIFO inventory costing method can cause results to vary substantially from company to company depending upon whether they elect to utilize LIFO and depending upon which method they may elect. We use Adjusted Gross Profit as a key performance indicator in managing our business. We believe that gross profit is the financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles that is most directly comparable to Adjusted Gross Profit.

The following table reconciles Adjusted Gross Profit with gross profit, as derived from our financial statements (in millions):