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Orion Group Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

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HOUSTON, Aug. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ORN) (the "Company"), a leading specialty construction company, today reported net income of $2.2 million, ($0.08 diluted earnings per share) for the three months ended June 30, 2018. These results compare to net loss of $2.3 million, ($0.08 diluted loss per share) for the same period a year ago.

"We are pleased with our results for the second quarter," said Mark Stauffer, Orion Group Holding's President and Chief Executive Officer.  "Our Marine segment performed well during the second quarter as a result of continued strong demand and solid execution.  In our Concrete Segment, we continued to experience some margin pressure, particularly in Houston, but expect this pressure to begin to abate as we head into 2019. Additionally, we continue to see market indications for continued solid demand across our markets, including the recently announced US Army Corps of Engineers $5 billion of funding for disaster recovery projects in Texas. Overall, we are pleased with our results for the first half of the year and remain optimistic about future growth opportunities."

Consolidated Results for Second Quarter 2018 compared to Second Quarter 2017

  • Contract revenues were $159.8 million, an increase of 16.3% as compared to revenues of $137.4 million.  The increase is primarily attributed to the timing and mix of projects.
  • Gross profit was $20.8 million, as compared to gross profit of $15.4 million. Gross profit margin was 13.0% as compared to 11.2%.  This increase is primarily attributed to solid operational performance and the timing and mix of projects.
  • Selling, General and Administrative expenses were $16.9 million as compared to $17.5 million.  The decrease is driven by cost saving initiatives and decreased legal fees.
  • Operating income was $4.6 million as compared to an operating loss of $2.5 million.
  • EBITDA was $12.5 million, representing a 7.8% EBITDA margin as compared to EBITDA of $5.1 million, or 3.7% EBITDA margin.

Segment Results for Second Quarter 2018 Compared to Second Quarter 2017

Marine Segment

  • Contract revenues were $80.7 million, an increase of 30.2% as compared to $62.0 million.  The increase is primarily attributed to the timing and mix of projects.
  • Operating income was $3.6 million, as compared to an operating loss of $8.6 million.  The increase  is attributed to solid execution and the timing and mix of projects.
  • EBITDA was $12.2 million, representing a 15.1% EBITDA margin as compared to $(1.2) million EBITDA and a (2.0)% EBITDA margin.

Concrete Segment

  • Contract revenues were $79.1 million, an increase of 4.8%, as compared to $75.4 million.  The increase is primarily attributed to the expansion into the Central Texas market and solid production.
  • Operating income was $0.9 million, as compared to operating income of $6.2 million.  The decrease is primarily attributed to the timing and mix of projects and competitive pressure in the Houston market.
  • EBITDA was $0.3 million, representing a 0.4% EBITDA margin as compared to $6.3 million EBITDA and an 8.4% EBITDA margin.

Backlog

Backlog of work under contract as of June 30, 2018 was $340.7 million, which compares with backlog under contract at June 30, 2017 of $428.1 million, a decrease of 20.4%.  Of the June 30, 2018 backlog, $184.6 million was attributable to the Marine segment, while $156.1 million was attributable to the Concrete segment. The change in backlog is due to the timing and mix of project awards. Backlog continues to support the Company's outlook. Currently, the Company has $1 billion worth of bids outstanding, including approximately $135 million on which it is the apparent low bidder, or have been awarded subsequent to the end of the second quarter, of which, approximately $108 million pertains to the Marine segment and approximately $27 million is in the Concrete segment.

"During the second quarter, we bid on approximately $668 million and were successful on approximately $145 million," said Chris DeAlmeida, Orion Group Holding's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  "This resulted in a 0.91 times book-to-bill ratio and a win rate of 21.7%.  In the Marine segment, we bid on approximately $127 million during the second quarter 2018 and were successful on $83 million, which translated into a 1.03 times book-to-bill ratio and a win rate of 65.6%.  The Concrete segment bid on approximately $541 million in work while being awarded approximately $62 million.  This yielded a 0.78 times book-to-bill ratio and a win rate of 11.5%."

Backlog consists of projects under contract that have either (a) not been started, or (b) are in progress and not yet complete, and the Company cannot guarantee that the revenue projected in its backlog will be realized, or if realized, will result in earnings.  Backlog can fluctuate from period to period due to the timing and execution of contracts.  Given the typical duration of the Company's projects, which generally range from three to nine months, the Company's backlog at any point in time usually represents only a portion of the revenue it expects to realize during a twelve-month period.

Business Sector Overviews

The infrastructure sector, which consists of the Marine segment, provides both public and private opportunities to maintain and expand marine facilities on and over U.S. waterways.  Market fundamentals in this segment continue to provide good opportunities for future jobs.  Specifically, expansion of private sector waterside facilities continues, with solid demand from private recreational customers, including bid opportunities for cruise infrastructure, as well as continued solid demand from the downstream energy sector.  Additionally, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced nearly $5 billion of funding in connection with disaster recovery in Texas, which the Company expects will provide significant future bid opportunities.

The building sector, which consists of the Concrete segment, continues to see solid demand as its three major metropolitan markets retain their positions as leading centers for population growth and business expansion.  Population growth is driving new distribution centers, office expansion, retail and grocery establishments, multi-family housing units, educational facilities and medical facilities.  In Houston, the Company continues to experience competitive pressure in the market, but expects to maintain market share.  The Company continues to focus on expanding its market share in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, including adding structural opportunities.  Also, solid growth opportunities are expected in the Central Texas market as the Company continues to see fundamentally strong end market drivers.

In the industrial sector, the Company continues its greenfield expansion by combining talent and resources from the Marine segment and Concrete segment to execute and pursue foundation and other work inside the industrial environment.  The Company is currently executing industrial projects with several additional bids and bid opportunities developing.  The Company continues to expect the massive, long-term petrochemical driven opportunities along the Gulf Coast to provide significant project opportunities with outpaced growth in the petrochemical industry.

Outlook

"We are extremely pleased with the first half of 2018 and remain comfortable with our 2018 outlook," stated Mr. Stauffer.  "As we look ahead, we expect to see continued strong demand for our services across the Company.  We remain focused on profitably delivering high quality projects to our customers with continued service expansion across our operating segments and areas.  As a result, we continue to expect bottom line improvement for the full year 2018, and we are increasing our full year 2018 EBITDA range to between $45 and $50 million.  This improvement should continue to expand in 2019 and beyond as we continue to execute our strategy."

Credit Facility

Subsequent to the end of the second quarter 2018, the Company amended its Credit Agreement.  The goal of this amendment was to provide the Company with greater flexibility, while reducing overall cost.  The amendment converts the existing $185 million Credit Facility to a $160 million Credit Facility of which $60 million is a term loan and $100 million is a revolver.  The amendment also extends the Credit facility to 2023 and reduces the required term loan amortization.  The leverage ratio requirements remain unchanged at 3.0 times the trailing twelve months adjusted EBITDA. Additionally, the new facility reduces the overall interest expense at higher leverage ratios.  Due to the extension of this facility and other changes in terms, the Company will account for the amendment as a debt extinguishment and expense the remaining unamortized fees from the original facility.  As a result of this non-cash charge, interest expense in the third quarter of 2018 will be higher by approximately $2.1 million.  The new fees associated with the amendment are approximately $0.9 million and will be amortized over the new term, or five years.  Total debt outstanding subsequent to the transaction is $90 million, with approximately $70 million available under the revolving Credit Facility.  The Company is pleased with the continued robust support from its lenders and looks forward to maintaining a long relationship with its bank group.

Conference Call Details

Orion Group Holdings will host a conference call to discuss results for the second quarter 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time/9:00 a.m. Central Time on Thursday, August 2, 2018. To listen to a live webcast of the conference call, or access the replay, visit the Calendar of Events page of the Investor Relations section of the website at www.oriongroupholdingsinc.com.  To participate in the call, please dial the Orion Group Holdings, Inc. Second Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call toll free at (855) 478-9690; participant code: 6799625.

About Orion Group Holdings

Orion Group Holdings, Inc., a leading specialty construction company, provides services both on and off the water in the continental United States, Alaska, Canada and the Caribbean Basin through its heavy civil marine construction segment and its commercial concrete segment.  The Company's heavy civil marine construction segment services include marine transportation, facility construction, marine pipeline construction, marine environmental structures, dredging of waterways, channels and ports, environmental dredging, design, and specialty services.  Its commercial concrete segment provides turnkey concrete construction services including pour and finish, dirt work, layout, forming, rebar, and mesh across the light commercial, structural and other associated business areas.  The Company is headquartered in Houston, Texas with regional offices throughout its operating areas.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes the financial measures "adjusted net income," "adjusted earnings per share," "EBITDA," and "EBITDA margin."  These measurements are "non-GAAP financial measures" under rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Regulation G.  The non-GAAP financial information may be determined or calculated differently by other companies. By reporting such non-GAAP financial information, the Company does not intend to give such information greater prominence than comparable and other GAAP financial information, which information is of equal or greater importance.

Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share should not be considered as an alternative to net income available to common stockholders or earnings per share.  Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share exclude certain items that management believes affect the comparability of operating results. The company believes these adjusted financial measures are a useful adjunct to earnings calculated in accordance with GAAP because management uses adjusted net income available to common stockholders to evaluate the company's operational trends and performance relative to other companies. Items excluded, generally are one-time items or items whose timing or amount cannot be reasonably estimated.  Accordingly, any guidance provided by the company generally excludes information regarding these types of items.

Orion Group Holdings defines EBITDA as net income before net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization.  EBITDA margin is calculated by dividing EBITDA for the period by contract revenues for the period.  The GAAP financial measure that is most directly comparable to EBITDA is net income, while the GAAP financial measure that is most directly comparable to EBITDA margin is operating margin, which represents operating income divided by contract revenues.  EBITDA and EBITDA margin are used internally to evaluate current operating expense, operating efficiency, and operating profitability on a variable cost basis, by excluding the depreciation and amortization expenses, primarily related to capital expenditures and acquisitions, and net interest and tax expenses.  Additionally, EBITDA and EBITDA margin provide useful information regarding the Company's ability to meet future debt repayment requirements and working capital requirements while providing an overall evaluation of the Company's financial condition.  In addition, EBITDA is used internally for incentive compensation purposes.  The Company includes EBITDA and EBITDA margin to provide transparency to investors as they are commonly used by investors and others in assessing performance.  EBITDA and EBITDA margin have certain limitations as analytical tools and should not be used as a substitute for operating margin, net income, cash flows, or other data prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or as a measure of the Company's profitability or liquidity.

Forward-Looking Statements

The matters discussed in this press release may constitute or include projections or other forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the provisions of which the Company is availing itself.  Certain forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as 'believes', 'expects', 'may', 'will', 'could', 'should', 'seeks', 'approximately', 'intends', 'plans', 'estimates', or 'anticipates', or the negative thereof or other comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy, plans, objectives, intentions, estimates, forecasts, outlook, assumptions, or goals.  In particular, statements regarding future operations or results, including those set forth in this press release (including those under "Outlook" above), and any other statement, express or implied, concerning future operating results or the future generation of or ability to generate revenues, income, net income, profit, EBITDA, EBITDA margin, or cash flow, including to service debt, and including any estimates, forecasts or assumptions regarding future revenues or revenue growth, are forward-looking statements.  Forward looking statements also include estimated project start date, anticipated revenues, and contract options which may or may not be awarded in the future.  Forward looking statements involve risks, including those associated with the Company's fixed price contracts that impacts profits, unforeseen productivity delays that may alter the final profitability of the contract, cancellation of the contract by the customer for unforeseen reasons, delays or decreases in funding by the customer, levels and predictability of government funding or other governmental budgetary constraints and any potential contract options which may or may not be awarded in the future, and are the sole discretion of award by the customer.  Past performance is not necessarily an indicator of future results.  In light of these and other uncertainties, the inclusion of forward-looking statements in this press release should not be regarded as a representation by the Company that the Company's plans, estimates, forecasts, goals, intentions, or objectives will be achieved or realized.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.  The Company assumes no obligation to update information contained in this press release whether as a result of new developments or otherwise.

Please refer to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed on March 13, 2018, which is available on its website at www.oriongroupholdingsinc.com or at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov, for additional and more detailed discussion of risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our current expectations, estimates or forecasts.

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Orion Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Information)
(Unaudited)

  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
  2018 2017 2018 2017
Contract revenues $ 159,767   $ 137,420   $ 296,610   $ 276,177  
Costs of contract revenues 138,998   122,023   260,019   247,795  
Gross profit 20,769   15,397   36,591   28,382  
Selling, general and administrative expenses 16,864   17,528   31,878   32,507  
(Gain) loss on sale of assets, net (686 ) 335   (1,499 ) (177 )
Other gain from continuing operations     (5,448 )  
Operating income (loss) from operations 4,591   (2,466 ) 11,660   (3,948 )
Other (expense) income        
Other income 476   11   474   21  
Interest income 47     47    
Interest expense (1,205 ) (1,462 ) (2,682 ) (2,817 )
Other expense, net (682 ) (1,451 ) (2,161 ) (2,796 )
Income (loss) before income taxes 3,909   (3,917 ) 9,499   (6,744 )
Income tax expense (benefit) 1,660   (1,624 ) 3,149   (2,643 )
Net income (loss) 2,249   (2,293 ) 6,350   (4,101 )
         
Basic income (loss) per share $ 0.08   $ (0.08 ) $ 0.22   $ (0.15 )
Diluted income (loss) per share $ 0.08   $ (0.08 ) $ 0.22   $ (0.15 )
Shares used to compute income (loss) per share:        
Basic 28,309,004   27,941,814   28,243,400   27,867,090  
Diluted 28,544,010   27,941,814   28,474,432   27,867,090  


Orion Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Selected Results of Operations
(In Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Information)
(Unaudited)

  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
  2018 2017 2018 2017
Marine        
  Contract revenues $ 80,698   $ 62,003   $ 143,489   $ 129,183  
  Operating income (loss) 3,642   (8,617 ) 9,907   (16,323 )
         
Concrete        
  Contract revenues $ 79,069   $ 75,417   $ 153,121   $ 146,994  
  Operating income 949   6,150   1,753   12,375  


Orion Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries

EBITDA and EBITDA Margin Reconciliations
(In Thousands, Except Margin Data)
(Unaudited)

  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
  2018 2017 2018 2017
         
Operating income (loss) $ 4,591   $ (2,466 ) $ 11,660   $ (3,948 )
Other (expense) income 476   11   474   21  
Depreciation and amortization expense 7,431   7,591   14,211   15,119  
EBITDA(1) $ 12,498   $ 5,136   $ 26,345   $ 11,192  
Operating income (loss) margin(2) 3.2 % (1.8 )% 4.1 % (1.4 )%
Impact of depreciation and amortization 4.6 % 5.5 % 4.8 % 5.5 %
EBITDA margin(1) 7.8 % 3.7 % 8.9 % 4.1 %

(1) EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure that represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA margin is a non-GAAP measure calculated by dividing EBITDA by contract revenues.
(2) Operating margin is calculated by dividing operating income (loss), plus other income, by contract revenues.

Orion Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
EBITDA and EBITDA Margin Reconciliations by Segment
(In Thousands, Except Margin Data)
(Unaudited)

  Marine
  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
  2018 2017 2018 2017
         
Operating income (loss) $ 3,642   $ (8,617 ) $ 9,907   $ (16,323 )
Other income 3,251   2,317   5,580   4,149  
Depreciation and amortization expense 5,295   5,087   10,026   10,342  
EBITDA(1) $ 12,188   $ (1,213 ) $ 25,513   $ (1,832 )
Operating income (loss) margin(2) 8.5 % (10.2 )% 10.8 % (9.4 )%
Impact of depreciation and amortization 6.6 % 8.2 % 7.0 % 8.0 %
EBITDA margin(1) 15.1 % (2.0 )% 17.8 % (1.4 )%


  Concrete
  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
  2018 2017 2018 2017
         
Operating income $ 949   $ 6,150   $ 1,753   $ 12,375  
Other expense (2,775 ) (2,306 ) (5,106 ) (4,128 )
Depreciation and amortization expense 2,136   2,505   4,185   4,777  
EBITDA(1) $ 310   $ 6,349   $ 832   $ 13,024  
Operating (loss) income margin(2) (2.3 )% 5.1 % (2.2 )% 5.6 %
Impact of depreciation and amortization 2.7 % 3.3 % 2.7 % 3.2 %
EBITDA margin(1) 0.4 % 8.4 % 0.5 % 8.8 %

(1) EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure that represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. EBITDA margin is a non-GAAP measure calculated by dividing EBITDA by contract revenues.
(2) Operating margin is calculated by dividing operating income (loss), plus other income, by contract revenues.

Orion Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Information)

  June 30,
 2018
December 31,
 2017
  (Unaudited) (Audited)
ASSETS    
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 6,281   $ 9,086  
Accounts receivable:    
Trade, net of allowance of $0 and $0, respectively 77,015   84,953  
Retainage 37,909   39,189  
Other current 3,942   3,706  
Income taxes receivable 248   339  
Inventory 3,878   4,386  
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts 53,287   46,006  
Prepaid expenses and other 4,677   4,124  
Total current assets 187,237   191,789  
Property and equipment, net 147,683   146,278  
Inventory, non-current 4,835   4,915  
Goodwill 69,483   69,483  
Intangible assets, net of amortization 16,481   18,175  
Other noncurrent 6,550   $ 2,645  
Total assets $ 432,269   $ 433,285  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY    
Current liabilities:    
Current debt, net of debt issuance costs $ 30,743   $ 22,756  
Accounts payable:    
Trade 37,500   45,194  
Retainage 2,826   1,990  
Accrued liabilities 18,218   17,873  
Taxes payable 705   256  
Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts 25,069   33,923  
Total current liabilities 115,061   121,992  
Long term debt, net of debt issuance costs 57,094   63,185  
Other long-term liabilities 4,904   3,573  
Deferred income taxes 15,084   13,243  
Interest rate swap liability   26  
Total liabilities 192,143   202,019  
Stockholders' equity:    
  Preferred stock -- $0.01 par value, 10,000,000 authorized, none issued    
  Common stock -- $0.01 par value, 50,000,000 authorized, 29,422,432 and 28,860,961 issued; 28,711,208 and 28,149,737 outstanding at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively 293   288  
Treasury stock, 711,231 shares, at cost, as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively (6,540 ) (6,540 )
Other comprehensive income (loss) 320   (26 )
Additional paid-in capital 177,142   174,697  
Retained earnings 68,911   62,847  
Total stockholders' equity 240,126   231,266  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 432,269   $ 433,285  


Orion Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In Thousands)
(Unaudited)

  Six months ended June 30,
  2018 2017
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Net income (loss) $ 6,350   $ (4,101 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in):    
  Operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization 14,211   15,119  
Deferred financing cost amortization 646   631  
Deferred income taxes 1,841   (760 )
Stock-based compensation 1,151   1,207  
Gain on sale of property and equipment (1,499 ) (177 )
Other gain from continuing operations (5,448 )  
Change in operating assets and liabilities:    
Accounts receivable 8,983   17,742  
Income tax receivable 91   (2,202 )
Inventory 588   (5 )
Prepaid expenses and other 1,482   720  
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts (7,282 ) (1,853 )
Accounts payable (6,952 ) (3,774 )
Accrued liabilities (962 ) (1,989 )
Income tax payable 449   (689 )
  Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts (8,854 ) 252  
  Other (286 )  
Net cash provided by operating activities 4,509   20,121  
Cash flows from investing activities:    
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment 1,070   5,547  
Contributions to CSV life insurance (266 ) (241 )
Acquisition of TBC   (6,000 )
Insurance claim proceeds related to property and equipment 1,150    
Purchase of property and equipment (11,911 ) (3,689 )
Proceeds from return of investment 94    
Net cash used in investing activities (9,863 ) (4,383 )
Cash flows from financing activities:    
Borrowings from Credit Facility 13,000   37,000  
Payments made on borrowings from Credit Facility (11,750 ) (53,063 )
Exercise of stock options 1,299   940  
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 2,549   (15,123 )
Net change in cash and cash equivalents (2,805 ) 615  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 9,086   305  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 6,281   $ 920  
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:    
Cash paid during the period for:    
Interest $ 2,055   $ 2,193  
Taxes, net of refunds $ 404   $ 1,067  

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