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Copart Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2018 Financial Results

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Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) today reported financial results for the
quarter ended October 31, 2017.

For the three months ended October 31, 2017, revenue, gross margin, and
net income were $419.2 million, $163.3 million, and $77.5 million,
respectively. These represent an increase in revenue of $73.2 million,
or 21.1%; an increase in gross margin of $18.0 million, or 12.4%; and a
decrease in net income of $89.8 million, or 53.7%, respectively, from
the same quarter last year. Fully diluted earnings per share for the
three months were $0.32 compared to $0.70 last year, a decrease of 54.3%.

The operating results for the three months ended October 31, 2017 were
adversely affected by abnormal costs of approximately $35.8 million
incurred as a result of Hurricane Harvey. These costs included temporary
storage facilities; premiums for subhaulers; labor costs incurred from
overtime; travel and lodging due to the reassignment of employees to the
affected region; and equipment lease expenses to handle the increased
volume. These costs, net of the associated revenues of approximately
$18.6 million, generated a pre-tax loss of approximately $17.2 million
during the quarter.

Excluding the impact of disposals of non-operating assets, foreign
currency-related losses and gains, certain income tax benefits and
payroll taxes related to accounting for stock option exercises, non-GAAP
fully diluted earnings per share for the three months ended October 31,
2017 and 2016, were $0.33 and $0.28, respectively. A reconciliation of
non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial
measures computed in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting
principles (GAAP) can be found in the tables attached to this press
release.

On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, Copart will
conduct a conference call to discuss the results for the quarter. The
call will be webcast live and can be accessed at http://stream.conferenceamerica.com/copart112217.
A replay of the call will be available through January 21, 2018 by
calling (877) 919-4059. Use confirmation code # 20637230.

About Copart

Copart, Inc., founded in 1982, is a global leader in online vehicle
auctions. Copart's innovative technology and online auction platform
links sellers to more than 750,000 Members in over 170 countries. Copart
offers services to process and sell salvage and clean title vehicles to
dealers, dismantlers, rebuilders, exporters, and in some cases, to end
users. Copart sells vehicles on behalf of insurance companies, banks,
finance companies, charities, fleet operators, dealers and also sells
vehicles sourced from individual owners. With operations at over 200
locations in 11 countries, Copart has more than 125,000 vehicles
available online every day. Copart currently operates in the United
States (Copart.com),
Canada (Copart.ca),
the United Kingdom (Copart.co.uk),
the Republic of Ireland (Copart.ie),
Brazil (Copart.com.br),
Germany (Copart.de),
the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain (Copartmea.com),
India (Copart.in),
and Spain (Copart.es).
For more information, or to become a Member, visit Copart.com/Register.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Included in this release are certain non-GAAP financial measures,
including non-GAAP net income per diluted share, which exclude the
impact of disposals of non-operating assets, foreign currency-related
losses and gains, and certain income tax benefits and payroll taxes
related to accounting for stock option exercises. These non-GAAP
financial measures do not represent alternative financial measures under
GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures may be different
from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Furthermore,
these non-GAAP financial measures do not reflect a comprehensive view of
Copart's operations in accordance with GAAP and should only be read in
conjunction with the corresponding GAAP financial measures. This
information constitutes non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning
of Regulation G adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Accordingly, Copart has presented herein, and will present in other
information it publishes that contains these non-GAAP financial
measures, a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the
most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Copart believes the presentation of non-GAAP net income per diluted
share included in this release in conjunction with the corresponding
GAAP financial measures provides meaningful information for investors,
analysts and management in assessing Copart's business trends and
financial performance. From a financial planning and analysis
perspective, Copart management analyzes its operating results with and
without the impact of disposals of non-operating assets, foreign
currency-related losses and gains, and certain income tax benefits and
payroll taxes related to accounting for stock option exercises.

Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of federal securities laws, and these forward-looking statements
are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties. These
forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, trends and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those projected or implied by our statements and comments. For a more
complete discussion of the risks that could affect our business, please
review the "Management's Discussion and Analysis" and the other risks
identified in Copart's latest Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly
Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K, as filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. We encourage investors to review
these disclosures carefully. We do not undertake to update any
forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time on our
behalf.

 

Copart, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Income

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
October 31,
2017   2016
Service revenues and vehicle sales:
Service revenues $ 374,125 $ 307,078
Vehicle sales 45,043   38,913  

Total service revenues and vehicle sales

419,168 345,991
Operating expenses:
Yard operations 206,219 157,362
Cost of vehicle sales 38,297 33,087
Yard depreciation and amortization 10,536 9,448
Yard stock-based payment compensation 852   801  
Gross margin 163,264 145,293
General and administrative 29,502 30,924
General and administrative depreciation and amortization 5,366 5,261
General and administrative stock-based payment compensation 4,454   4,284  
Total operating expenses 295,226   241,167  
Operating income 123,942 104,824
Other (expense) income:
Interest expense, net (5,398 ) (5,622 )
Other (expense) income, net (4,416 ) 3,332  
Total other expenses (9,814 ) (2,290 )
Income before income taxes 114,128 102,534
Income tax expense (benefit) 36,568   (64,746 )
Net income 77,560 167,280
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest 45    
Net income attributable to Copart, Inc. $ 77,515   $ 167,280  
 
Basic net income per common share $ 0.34   $ 0.74  
Weighted average common shares outstanding 230,694   225,436  
 
Diluted net income per common share $ 0.32   $ 0.70  
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding 238,791   237,758  
 
   

Copart, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

October 31, 2017

July 31, 2017
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 224,246 $ 210,100
Accounts receivable, net 366,641 311,846
Vehicle pooling costs and inventories 47,817 41,281
Income taxes receivable 139 6,418
Prepaid expenses and other assets 15,528   17,616  
Total current assets 654,371 587,261
Property and equipment, net 959,716 944,056
Intangibles, net 73,285 75,938
Goodwill 339,024 340,243
Deferred income taxes 1,287
Other assets 36,274   33,716  
Total assets $ 2,062,670   $ 1,982,501  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 222,400 $ 208,415
Deferred revenue 5,189 5,019
Income taxes payable 28,430 6,472
Deferred income taxes 92
Current portion of revolving loan facility and capital lease
obligations
33,150   82,155  
Total current liabilities 289,169 302,153
Deferred income taxes 4,807 3,192
Income taxes payable 26,086 24,573
Long-term debt, revolving loan facility and capital lease
obligations, net of discount
550,704 550,883
Other liabilities 2,995   3,100  
Total liabilities 873,761 883,901
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock
Common stock 23 23
Additional paid-in capital 467,909 453,349
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (102,156 ) (100,676 )
Retained earnings 822,555 745,370
Noncontrolling interest 578   534  
Total stockholders' equity 1,188,909   1,098,600  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 2,062,670   $ 1,982,501  
 
 

Copart, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended October 31,
2017   2016
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 77,560 $ 167,280
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by
operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization, including debt cost 16,012 14,820
Allowance for doubtful accounts 547 22
Equity in (earnings) losses of unconsolidated affiliates (109 ) 349
Stock-based payment compensation 5,306 5,085
Loss on sale of property and equipment 4,460 38
Deferred income taxes 2,759 22,088
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from
acquisitions:
Accounts receivable (55,904 ) (29,472 )
Vehicle pooling costs and inventories (6,532 ) (1,783 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (62 ) 1,392
Other assets (2,420 ) (202 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 22,213 (14,828 )
Deferred revenue 166 (602 )
Income taxes receivable 6,272 (92,172 )
Income taxes payable 23,460 2,615
Other liabilities (368 ) (337 )

Net cash provided by operating activities

93,360 74,293
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment, including acquisitions (41,361 ) (38,209 )
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment 2,019 190
Investment in unconsolidated affiliate   (1,050 )
Net cash used in investing activities (39,342 ) (39,069 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from the exercise of stock options 9,253 13,977
Payments for employee stock-based tax withholdings (3 ) (134,615 )
Net (repayments) proceeds on revolving loan facility (49,000 ) 103,900  
Net cash used in financing activities (39,750 ) (16,738 )
Effect of foreign currency translation (122 ) (5,914 )
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 14,146 12,572
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 210,100   155,849  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 224,246   $ 168,421  
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
Interest paid $ 5,496   $ 5,428  
Income taxes paid, net of refunds $ 4,167   $ 2,677  
 
 

Copart, Inc.

Additional Financial Information

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
October 31,
2017   2016
GAAP net income attributable to Copart, Inc. $ 77,515 $ 167,280
Effect of disposal of non-operating assets, net of tax 2,994
Effect of foreign currency-related losses (gains), net of tax 308 (2,847 )
Effect of income tax benefit of ASU 2016-09 adoption, net of tax (1) (3,767 ) (101,395 )
Effect of payroll taxes on certain executive stock compensation, net
of tax
  3,307  
Non-GAAP net income attributable to Copart, Inc. $ 77,050   $ 66,345  
 
GAAP diluted net income per common share $ 0.32   $ 0.70  
Non-GAAP diluted net income per common share $ 0.33   $ 0.28  
 
GAAP diluted weighted average common shares outstanding 238,791 237,758
Effect on common equivalent shares from ASU 2016-09 adoption(1) (2,014 ) (3,098 )
Non-GAAP diluted weighted average common shares outstanding 236,777   234,660  
(1)   In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-09, Improvements to
Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting. Under this standard, all
excess tax benefits and tax deficiencies related to exercises of
stock options are recognized as income tax expense or benefit in the
income statement as discrete items in the reporting period in which
they occur. Additionally, excess tax benefits are classified as an
operating activity on the consolidated statements of cash flows. The
Company adopted ASU 2016-09 during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016
on a modified retrospective basis. For a more complete discussion,
please review the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 27, 2017.

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