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Connection (CNXN) Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results

SECOND QUARTER SUMMARY:

  • Gross profit: $89.0 million, down 23.9% y/y
  • Net income: $7.6 million, down 67.7% y/y
  • Diluted EPS: $0.29, compared to $0.89 y/y
  • Record cashflow from operations

MERRIMACK, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 10, 2020-- Connection (PC Connection, Inc.; NASDAQ: CNXN), a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, and education markets, today announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020. Net sales for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 decreased by 25.8% to $550.0 million, compared to $741.1 million for the prior year quarter. The reduction in revenue year on year is primarily due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in lower demand from customers and had a material adverse impact on our business. Net income for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020 decreased by 67.7% to $7.6 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, compared to net income of $23.7 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, for the prior year quarter.

In the second quarter of 2020, the Company deployed a new Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) system, which was the result of a multi-year planning and implementation process. The deployment adversely affected our second quarter execution and sales, and it required significant effort by our key employees, sales personnel, and management.

Net sales for the six months ended June 30, 2020 decreased by 8.2% to $1,261.9 million, compared to $1,374.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2020 decreased by 38.1% to $22.5 million, or $0.86 per diluted share, compared to net income of $36.4 million, or $1.37 per diluted share for the six months ended June 30, 2019.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjusted for stock-based compensation expense and restructuring and other charges (“Adjusted EBITDA”) totaled $110.0 million for the twelve months ended June 30, 2020, compared to $115.7 million for the twelve months ended June 30, 2019. 1

 

“After a strong first quarter -- driven in part by urgent demand from customers transitioning their people to working from home, the pandemic’s impact on our customer base was significant and this adversely affected second quarter results,” said Tim McGrath, President and CEO of Connection. “The impact on our second quarter was also, unfortunately, amplified by the long-planned deployment of our new ERP system, which is now essentially complete, and which we believe will support better customer service, increased efficiency and growth going forward.”

McGrath continued, “We have been focused first and foremost on the safety of our employees while supporting the business continuity needs of our customers. The reality of a post-COVID-19 world is still unclear, but we believe Connection is exceptionally well positioned to continue to assist our customers in adopting the technologies they need to drive business continuity, strengthen security, reimagine the workplace, and transform their businesses to meet the challenges of the future.”

He concluded: “We are financially strong —and thanks to the efforts of our entire team --confident that we will emerge from this pandemic better, stronger and more relevant to our customers than ever before.”

Quarterly Highlights

  • Healthcare, our largest vertical market, saw strong demand for telemedicine and remote access solutions across all segments. We are proud of our work directly supporting healthcare providers around the country who are on the frontlines in the battle against COVID-19.
  • Lifecycle Services, part of our Technology Solutions Group (TSG), had a strong quarter as customers continue to manage their IT expenses and optimize the use of existing assets. The TSG is a key component of our strategy to deliver comprehensive technology solutions to our customers.
  • Our relentless pursuit of innovation—both internally and on behalf of our customers—was the key driver in our deployment of an ERP system in the second quarter of 2020. The rollout will continue in the second half of 2020. This new system will serve as the foundation for Connection’s growth, enabling greater collaboration, visibility, and efficiency across our organization.
  • Connection quickly adapted to support the changing needs of our customers. We seamlessly transitioned our sales and marketing strategy toward a digital model. This includes a complete shift to online customer education, demonstrations and events, an expanded ecommerce environment, and fully virtual sales and partner engagement and training.

Quarterly Performance by Segment:

  • Net sales for the Business Solutions segment decreased by 29.5% to $191.1 million in the second quarter of 2020, compared to $271.1 million in the prior year quarter. Gross profit decreased by 29.7% to $37.2 million in the second quarter of 2020, compared to $53.0 million in the prior year quarter. Gross margin remained relatively flat at 19.5%.
  • Net sales for the Public Sector Solutions segment decreased by 26.2% to $112.2 million in the second quarter of 2020, compared to $152.0 million in the prior year quarter. Sales to the federal government decreased by 40.9%, compared to the prior year quarter, while sales to state and local government and educational institutions decreased by 20.1%. Gross profit decreased by 20.6% to $14.5 million in the second quarter of 2020, compared to $18.2 million in the prior year quarter. Gross margin increased by 90 basis points to 12.9% primarily due to changes in customer and hardware product mix.
  • Net sales for the Enterprise Solutions segment decreased by 22.4% to $246.8 million in the second quarter of 2020, compared to $318.0 million in the prior year quarter. Gross profit decreased by 18.5% to $37.3 million in the second quarter of 2020, compared to $45.8 million in the prior year quarter. Gross margin increased by 72 basis points to 15.1% primarily due to changes in customer and hardware product mix.
 

Quarterly Sales by Product Mix:

  • Notebook/mobility sales, the Company’s largest product category, decreased by 9% year over year and accounted for 35% of net sales in the second quarter of 2020, compared to 29% of net sales in the second quarter of 2019.
  • Accessories sales decreased by 31% year over year and accounted for 12% of net sales in the second quarter of 2020, compared to 13% of net sales in the second quarter of 2019.
  • Desktop sales decreased by 45% year over year and accounted for 9% of net sales in the second quarter of 2020, compared to 13% of net sales in the second quarter of 2019.
  • Software sales decreased by 40% year over year and accounted for 10% of net sales in the second quarter of 2020, compared to 13% of net sales in the second quarter of 2019. Software revenue recognized on a net basis, such as, cloud-based software offerings, continues to grow rapidly.

Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses decreased in the second quarter of 2020 to $77.4 million from $84.7 million in the prior year quarter. SG&A as a percentage of net sales, was 14.1%, compared to 11.4% in the prior year quarter. The decrease in SG&A was primarily due to a decrease in variable compensation due to the lower levels of gross profit and a decrease in product marketing expense partially offset by costs associated with our new ERP system that went live mid-quarter.

In addition, the second quarter of 2020 results include $1.0 million of restructuring and other related costs associated with severance related to internal restructuring activities.

Cash and cash equivalents were $165.9 million at June 30, 2020, compared to $90.1 million at December 31, 2019.

Conference Call and Webcast

Connection will host a conference call and live web cast today, August 10, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss its second quarter financial results. To access the conference call (audio only), please dial 877-776-4016 (US) or 973-638-3231 (International). A web-cast of the conference call, which will be broadcast live via the Internet, and a copy of this press release, can be accessed on Connection’s website at ir.connection.com. For those unable to participate in the live call, a replay of the webcast will be available at ir.connection.com approximately 90 minutes after the completion of the call and will be accessible on the site for approximately one year.

 

Non-GAAP Financial Information

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EPS and Adjusted Net Income are non-GAAP financial measures. These measures are included to provide additional information with respect to the Company’s operating performance and earnings. Non-GAAP measures are not a substitute for GAAP measures and should be considered together with the GAAP financial measures. Our non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. A reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP measure is available in the tables at the end of this release.

1 Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. See page 10 for the definition and reconciliation.

About Connection

PC Connection, Inc. and its subsidiaries, dba Connection, (www.connection.com; NASDAQ: CNXN) is a Fortune 1000 company headquartered in Merrimack, NH. With offices throughout the United States, Connection delivers custom-configured computer systems overnight from its ISO 9001:2015 certified technical configuration lab at its distribution center in Wilmington, OH. In addition, the Company has over 2,500 technical certifications to ensure that it can solve the most complex issues of its customers. Connection also services international customers through its GlobalServe subsidiary, a global IT procurement and service management company. Investors and media can find more information about Connection at http://ir.pcconnection.com.

Connection–Business Solutions (800.800.5555) is a rapid-response provider of IT products and services serving primarily the small-and medium-sized business sector. It offers more than 425,000 brand-name products through its staff of technically trained sales account managers, publications, and its website at www.connection.com.

Connection–Enterprise Solutions (561.237.3300), www.connection.com/enterprise, provides corporate technology buyers with best-in-class IT solutions, in-depth IT supply-chain expertise, and access to over 425,000 products and 1,600 vendors through TRAXX™, a proprietary cloud-based eProcurement system. The team’s engineers, software licensing specialists, and project managers help reduce the cost and complexity of buying hardware, software, and services throughout the entire IT lifecycle.

Connection–Public Sector Solutions (800.800.0019), is a rapid-response provider of IT products and services to federal, state, and local government agencies and educational institutions through specialized account managers, publications, and online at www.connection.com/publicsector.

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CONSOLIDATED SELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION            
At or for the Three Months Ended June 30,  

2020

 

2019

   
           

%

(Amounts and shares in thousands, except operating data, P/E ratio, and per share data)          

Change

             
Operating Data:            
Net sales  

$ 550,002

 

$ 741,076

 

(26%)

Diluted earnings per share  

$ 0.29

 

$ 0.89

 

(67%)

             
Gross margin  

16.2%

 

15.8%

   
Operating margin  

1.9%

 

4.4%

   
Return on equity (1)  

11.5%

 

13.5%

   
             
Inventory turns  

12

 

17

   
Days sales outstanding  

68

 

55

   
             
    % of   % of    
Product Mix:   Net Sales   Net Sales    
Notebooks/Mobility  

35%

 

29%

   
Accessories  

12

 

13

   
Software  

10

 

13

   
Servers/Storage  

10

 

9

   
Desktops  

9

 

13

   
Displays  

9

 

8

   
Net/Com Products  

8

 

7

   
Other Hardware/Services  

7

 

8

   
Total Net Sales  

100%

 

100%

   
             
             
Stock Performance Indicators:            
Actual shares outstanding  

26,120

 

26,318

   
Total book value per share  

$23.40

 

$21.28

   
Tangible book value per share  

$20.29

 

$18.15

   
Closing price  

$46.36

 

$34.98

   
Market capitalization  

$1,210,923

 

$921

   
Trailing price/earnings ratio  

18.0

 

12.5

   
LTM Adjusted EBITDA (2)  

$110,015

 

$115,733

   
Adjusted market capitalization/LTM Adjusted EBITDA (3)  

9.5

 

7.4

   
(1) Calculated as the trailing twelve months' of net income divided by the average trailing twelve months' of equity.
(2) Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) adjusted for stock-based compensation and restructuring and other related charges.
(3) Adjusted market capitalization is defined as gross market capitalization less cash balance.
REVENUE AND MARGIN INFORMATION                
For the Three Months Ended June 30,  

2020

 

2019

    Net   Gross   Net   Gross
(amounts in thousands)   Sales   Margin   Sales   Margin
                 
Enterprise Solutions  

$ 246,759

 

15.1%

 

$ 318,039

 

14.4%

Business Solutions  

191,089

 

19.5

 

271,052

 

19.5

Public Sector Solutions  

112,154

 

12.9

 

151,985

 

12.0

Total  

$ 550,002

 

16.2%

 

$ 741,076

 

15.8%

 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME                
    Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
(amounts in thousands, except per share data)  

 

2020

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

2020

 

 

 

2019

 

                 
Net sales  

$

550,002

 

 

$

741,076

 

 

$

1,261,852

 

 

$

1,373,997

 

Cost of sales  

 

461,002

 

 

 

624,089

 

 

 

1,059,734

 

 

 

1,157,663

 

Gross profit  

 

89,000

 

 

 

116,987

 

 

 

202,118

 

 

 

216,334

 

                 
Selling, general and administrative expenses  

 

77,420

 

 

 

84,664

 

 

 

169,887

 

 

 

165,899

 

Restructuring and other charges  

 

992

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

992

 

 

 

703

 

Income from operations  

 

10,588

 

 

 

32,323

 

 

 

31,239

 

 

 

49,732

 

                 
Other income/(expense), net  

 

5

 

 

 

184

 

 

 

96

 

 

 

382

 

Income tax provision  

 

(2,950

)

 

 

(8,839

)

 

 

(8,796

)

 

 

(13,719

)

Net income  

$

7,643

 

 

$

23,668

 

 

$

22,539

 

 

$

36,395

 

                 
Earnings per common share:                
Basic  

$

0.29

 

 

$

0.90

 

 

$

0.86

 

 

$

1.38

 

Diluted  

$

0.29

 

 

$

0.89

 

 

$

0.86

 

 

$

1.37

 

                 
Shares used in the computation of earnings per common share:                
Basic  

 

26,107

 

 

 

26,337

 

 

 

26,172

 

 

 

26,348

 

Diluted  

 

26,279

 

 

 

26,494

 

 

 

26,350

 

 

 

26,506

 

                 
 
    June 30,   December 31,
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  

 

2020

 

 

 

2019

 

(amounts in thousands)        
         
ASSETS        
Current Assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents  

$

165,943

 

 

$

90,060

 

Accounts receivable, net  

 

446,716

 

 

 

549,626

 

Inventories, net  

 

165,632

 

 

 

124,666

 

Income taxes receivable  

 

-

 

 

 

1,388

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets  

 

13,450

 

 

 

10,671

 

Total current assets  

 

791,741

 

 

 

776,411

 

Property and equipment, net  

 

65,387

 

 

 

64,226

 

Right-of-use assets, net  

 

14,755

 

 

 

13,842

 

Goodwill  

 

73,602

 

 

 

73,602

 

Intangibles assets, net  

 

7,698

 

 

 

8,307

 

Other assets  

 

1,157

 

 

 

947

 

Total Assets  

$

954,340

 

 

$

937,335

 

         
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY        
Current Liabilities:        
Accounts payable  

$

247,005

 

 

$

235,641

 

Accrued payroll  

 

20,409

 

 

 

28,050

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities  

 

40,793

 

 

 

45,232

 

Total current liabilities  

 

308,207

 

 

 

308,923

 

Deferred income taxes  

 

20,170

 

 

 

20,170

 

Operating lease liability  

 

11,566

 

 

 

10,330

 

Other liabilities  

 

3,184

 

 

 

600

 

Total Liabilities  

 

343,127

 

 

 

340,023

 

Stockholders’ Equity:        
Common stock  

 

289

 

 

 

288

 

Additional paid-in capital  

 

119,628

 

 

 

118,045

 

Retained earnings  

 

537,233

 

 

 

514,694

 

Treasury stock at cost  

 

(45,937

)

 

 

(35,715

)

Total Stockholders’ Equity  

 

611,213

 

 

 

597,312

 

Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity  

$

954,340

 

 

$

937,335

 

 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS                
    Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
(amounts in thousands)  

 

2020

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

2020

 

 

 

2019

 

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:                
Net income  

$

7,643

 

 

$

23,668

 

 

$

22,539

 

 

$

36,395

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:                
Depreciation and amortization  

 

3,355

 

 

 

3,368

 

 

 

6,502

 

 

 

7,077

 

Provision for doubtful accounts  

 

794

 

 

 

(602

)

 

 

3,627

 

 

 

(346

)

Stock-based compensation expense  

 

624

 

 

 

564

 

 

 

1,248

 

 

 

833

 

Deferred income taxes  

 

-

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

10

 

Loss on disposal of fixed assets  

 

13

 

 

 

118

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

118

 

                 
Changes in assets and liabilities:                
Accounts receivable  

 

37,806

 

 

 

(66,362

)

 

 

99,283

 

 

 

(52,868

)

Inventories  

 

(28,647

)

 

 

(38,239

)

 

 

(40,966

)

 

 

(56,709

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets  

 

1,909

 

 

 

151

 

 

 

(1,391

)

 

 

3,473

 

Other non-current assets  

 

(82

)

 

 

112

 

 

 

(180

)

 

 

231

 

Accounts payable  

 

27,999

 

 

 

56,060

 

 

 

12,500

 

 

 

58,181

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities  

 

6,441

 

 

 

6,383

 

 

 

(764

)

 

 

6,934

 

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities  

 

57,855

 

 

 

(14,769

)

 

 

102,411

 

 

 

3,329

 

                 
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:                
Purchases of equipment  

 

(3,619

)

 

 

(7,305

)

 

 

(8,214

)

 

 

(13,877

)

Net cash used in investing activities  

 

(3,619

)

 

 

(7,305

)

 

 

(8,214

)

 

 

(13,877

)

                 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:                
Dividend payment  

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(8,427

)

 

 

(8,452

)

Purchase of treasury shares  

 

-

 

 

 

(2,207

)

 

 

(10,222

)

 

 

(3,501

)

Issuance of stock under Employee Stock Purchase Plan  

 

536

 

 

 

622

 

 

 

536

 

 

 

609

 

Payment of payroll taxes on stock-based compensation through shares withheld  

 

(152

)

 

 

(72

)

 

 

(201

)

 

 

(72

)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities  

 

384

 

 

 

(1,657

)

 

 

(18,314

)

 

 

(11,416

)

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  

 

54,620

 

 

 

(23,731

)

 

 

75,883

 

 

 

(21,964

)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period  

 

111,323

 

 

 

93,470

 

 

 

90,060

 

 

 

91,703

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period  

$

165,943

 

 

$

69,739

 

 

$

165,943

 

 

$

69,739

 

                 
Non-cash Investing Activities:                
Accrued capital expenditures  

$

327

 

 

$

2,081

 

 

 

327

 

 

 

2,081

 

                 
Supplemental Cash Flow Information:                
Income taxes paid  

$

713

 

 

$

11,671

 

 

$

1,082

 

 

$

11,962

 

 
EBITDA AND ADJUSTED EBITDA
                           
A reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP measure is detailed below. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) adjusted for restructuring and other charges, and stock-based compensation. Both EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are considered non-GAAP financial measures. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company’s performance, financial position, or cash flows that either includes or excludes amounts that are not normally included or excluded in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. We believe that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA provide helpful information with respect to our operating performance including our ability to fund our future capital expenditures and working capital requirements. Adjusted EBITDA also provides helpful information as it is the primary measure used in certain financial covenants contained in our credit agreements. Non-GAAP measures are not a substitute for GAAP measures and should be considered together with the GAAP financial measures. Our non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to other similar titled measures of other companies.
(amounts in thousands)   Three Months Ended June 30,   LTM Ended June 30, (1)
   

2020

 

2019

 

% Change

 

2020

 

2019

 

% Change

Net income  

$ 7,643

 

$ 23,668

 

(68%)

 

$ 68,255

 

$ 71,461

 

(4%)

Depreciation and amortization  

3,355

 

3,368

 

(0%)

 

12,739

 

14,412

 

(12%)

Income tax expense  

2,950

 

8,839

 

(67%)

 

25,645

 

26,600

 

(4%)

Interest expense  

27

 

20

 

35%

 

106

 

142

 

(25%)

EBITDA  

13,975

 

35,895

 

(61%)

 

106,745

 

112,615

 

(5%)

Restructuring and other charges (2)  

992

 

-

 

100%

 

992

 

1,670

 

(41%)

Stock-based compensation  

624

 

564

 

11%

 

2,278

 

1,448

 

57%

Adjusted EBITDA  

$ 15,591

 

$ 36,459

 

(57%)

 

$ 110,015

 

$ 115,733

 

(5%)

(1) LTM: Last twelve months
(2) Restructuring and other charges in both 2020 and 2019 consist of severance and other charges related to internal restructuring activities.
ADJUSTED NET INCOME AND ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE
                           
A reconciliation from Net Income to Adjusted Net Income is detailed below. Adjusted Net Income is defined as Net Income plus restructuring and other charges, net of tax. Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings Per Share are considered non-GAAP financial measures (see note above in Adjusted EBITDA for a description of non-GAAP financial measures). The Company believes that these non-GAAP disclosures provide helpful information with respect to the Company's operating performance.
(amounts in thousands, except per share data)  

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

   

2020

 

2019

 

% Change

 

2020

 

2019

 

% Change

Net income  

$ 7,643

 

$ 23,668

     

$ 22,539

 

$ 36,395

   
Restructuring and other charges, net of tax (1)  

715

 

-

     

713

 

510

   
Adjusted Net Income  

$ 8,358

 

$ 23,668

 

-65%

 

$ 23,252

 

$ 36,905

 

-37%

Diluted shares  

26,279

 

26,494

     

26,350

 

26,506

   
Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share  

$ 0.32

 

$ 0.89

 

-64%

 

$ 0.88

 

$ 1.39

 

-37%

(1) Restructuring and other charges in both 2020 and 2019 consist of severance and other charges related to internal restructuring activities.

 

Investor Relations Contact:
Thomas Baker, 603.683.2505
Senior Vice President, CFO, and Treasurer
tom@connection.com

Source: PC Connection, Inc.

 




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