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  • Sales up 35.6% to $461.6 million of which The Parts Alliance contribution represented $111.0 million or 32.6%;
  • Positive organic growth (1) of 0.7% at FinishMaster US segment, 8.6% at The Parts Alliance on a stand-alone basis and negative organic growth of 3% for the Canadian Automotive Group;
  • EBITDA (1) of $35.4 million up 20.0%; Adjusted EBITDA (1) of $35.6 million up 9.5%;
  • EPS up 27.3% to $0.42, Adjusted EPS (1) up 12.8% to $0.44; and
  • Free cash flows (1) of $27.7 million up 72.3%.

Unless otherwise indicated in this press release, all amounts are expressed in thousands of US dollars, except per share amounts and percentages.

 

BOUCHERVILLE, QC, Aug. 10, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Uni-Select Inc. (TSX:UNS) today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

"We are very pleased by our results for the FinishMaster US segment (FinishMaster), as organic growth resumed, in line with our expectations. The Part Alliance UK segment (TPA) provided another solid quarter of sales growth and strong margins which fuelled adjusted EBITDA and free cash flows," said Henry Buckley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Uni-Select.

"We intensified our sales and marketing efforts at FinishMaster which translated in new business wins and a return to positive organic growth. TPA is exceeding our expectations supported by solid momentum in greenfield store openings and operational performance. However, the Canadian Automotive Group segment faced headwinds this quarter primarily as a result of soft market conditions. Given our overall performance and outlook, we are reiterating our annual consolidated guidance but have adjusted our segments to consider a stronger performance in TPA and a more conservative view for Canadian operations.

Looking forward, we are confident that we have turned the corner at FinishMaster and that our TPA acquisition represents a great asset on which we can build and grow our network. Furthermore, we are confident that the Canadian business strategy will gain momentum with the growing traction of the Bumper to Bumper® brand," concluded Mr. Buckley.

For further information about the Corporation's use of the non-IFRS measures identified in this press release, refer to "Non-IFRS financial measures" section.





SECOND QUARTERS

SIX-MONTH PERIODS

2018

2017

2018

2017

Sales

461,571

340,287

883,665

637,487

EBITDA (1)

35,443

29,544

62,445

52,717

EBITDA margin (1)

7.7%

8.7%

7.1%

8.3%

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

35,557

32,460

63,177

55,633

Adjusted EBITDA margin (1)

7.7%

9.5%

7.1%

8.7%

Net earnings

17,875

13,738

28,266

24,736

Adjusted earnings (1)

18,399

16,635

30,515

27,633

Earnings per share

0.42

0.33

0.67

0.59

Adjusted earnings per share (1)

0.44

0.39

0.72

0.65

 

_____________________________

(1) 

Non-IFRS financial measures. Refer to the "Non-IFRS financial measures" section for further details.

 

SECOND QUARTER RESULTS
Consolidated sales for the second quarter were $461.6 million, a 35.6% increase compared to the same quarter last year, driven by the sales generated from recent business acquisitions, adding sales of $115.4 million or 33.9%, of which The Parts Alliance UK segment represents $111.0 million or 32.6%. The FinishMaster US segment is reporting a positive organic growth of 0.7% and overcoming recent headwinds. The Canadian Automotive Group segment is reporting a negative organic growth for the quarter compared to a record organic growth in 2017, navigating through a softer market in 2018.

The Corporation generated an EBITDA and EBITDA margin of $35.4 million and 7.7%, respectively, compared to $29.5 million and 8.7% in 2017. Once adjusted for net transaction charges related to The Parts Alliance acquisition, EBITDA was $35.6 million (7.7% of sales) for the quarter, compared to $32.5 million (9.5% of sales) in 2017, an increase of 9.5%. The adjusted EBITDA margin decreased by 180 basis points and was affected by an evolving customer mix in the FinishMaster US segment, integration efforts to optimize the growing network of company-owned stores in the Canadian Automotive Group segment and losses on foreign exchange currencies. These impacts are partially compensated by savings resulting from the 20/20 initiative and an improved gross margin in the Canadian Automotive Group segment.

Net earnings and adjusted earnings were respectively $17.9 million and $18.4 million, compared to $13.7 million and $16.6 million in 2017. Adjusted earnings increased by 10.6% compared to the same quarter last year, resulting from The Parts Alliance UK segment's contribution and the reduction of the income tax rate for the US operations. These elements were partially offset by additional finance costs as well as depreciation and amortization, all related to recent business acquisitions and investments in capital.

Segmented Results
The FinishMaster US segment is rebuilding sales momentum with sales of $211.0 million, up 0.7% from the same quarter in 2017, entirely arising from organic growth. This performance is attributable to the sales team efforts on driving growth and business volume. EBITDA for this segment was $21.5 million, compared to $24.0 million in 2017. The EBITDA margin decrease of 130 basis points is impacted by a growing percentage of national and regional accounts, for which discounts are more significant. This segment is also aggressively reinforcing its leadership position against competition. These elements were partially compensated by savings arising from the 20/20 initiative, which include the integration of one store and the alignment of employee benefits to its evolving cost-to-serve model.

Sales for the Canadian Automotive Group segment were $139.6 million, compared to $130.8 million in 2017, an increase of 6.7%, the result of the impact of the Canadian dollar on its conversion to US dollar, the recent business acquisitions and the impact of billing days. This segment reported a negative organic growth of 3.0%, compared to a record second quarter in 2017 due, for the most part, to softness in the market. The EBITDA margin decrease of 140 basis points compared to the same quarter in 2017, is mainly due to the undertaken integration efforts to optimize the company-owned stores, including the 20/20 initiative, store rebranding, store processes and implementation of the new point of sales (POS) system. These elements are partially compensated by higher volume rebates and contribution from the acquired stores, improving the gross margin of the current quarter compared to the corresponding quarter last year.

The Parts Alliance UK segment recorded sales of $111.0 million and EBITDA of $8.6 million (7.8% of sales). The peak season of this segment, which typically covers the first and the second quarters, is enabling the leverage of its cost base. Further supported by cost actions taken during the last quarter of 2017, the result was an EBITDA margin of 7.8% for the current quarter, in contrast to the 4.0% recorded in the fourth quarter of 2017. As part of its growth strategy, 3 greenfields were opened during the quarter.

SIX-MONTH PERIOD RESULTS
Consolidated sales for the six-month period were $883.7 million, a 38.6% increase compared to the same period last year, driven by the sales generated from recent business acquisitions, adding sales of $237.0 million or 37.2%, of which The Parts Alliance UK segment represents $221.1 million or 34.7%. The Canadian Automotive Group segment delivered an organic growth of 1.1% compensating the performance of the FinishMaster US segment, which is reporting negative organic growth of 1.0%.

The Corporation generated an EBITDA and EBITDA margin of $62.4 million and 7.1%, respectively, compared to $52.7 million and 8.3% last year. Once adjusted for net transaction charges related to The Parts Alliance acquisition, EBITDA was $63.2 million (7.1% of sales) for the period, compared to $55.6 million (8.7% of sales) in 2017, an increase of 13.6%. The adjusted EBITDA margin decreased by 160 basis points and was affected by a customer mix impact and lower special buys in the FinishMaster US segment as well as by integration efforts to optimize the growing network of company-owned stores in the Canadian Automotive Group segment and losses on foreign exchange currencies. These impacts were partially compensated by an improved cost absorption at The Parts Alliance UK segment benefiting from its peak season.

Net earnings and adjusted earnings were respectively $28.3 million and $30.5 million, compared to $24.7 million and $27.6 million last year. Adjusted earnings increased by 10.4% compared to the same period last year and mainly resulted from The Parts Alliance UK segment's contribution and the reduction of the income tax rate for the US operations. These elements were partially offset by additional finance costs as well as depreciation and amortization, all related to recent business acquisitions and investments in capital.

Segmented Results
The FinishMaster US segment recorded sales of $412.3 million, up 0.8% from the same period in 2017, supported by recent business acquisitions representing a growth of $7.3 million or 1.8%. The momentum of sales emerging during the second quarter partially compensated headwinds faced until recently, reducing the negative organic growth to 1.0%. These wins combined with ongoing growth initiatives are expected to progressively offset the impact of the first quarter and generate organic growth by the end of the year. EBITDA for this segment was $41.3 million, compared to $47.3 million in 2017. The EBITDA margin decrease of 160 basis points is the result of an evolving customer mix and lower special buys for the period. These elements were partially compensated by savings arising from the 20/20 initiative, with the integration of 4 stores and the alignment of employee benefits to its evolving cost-to-serve model.

Sales for the Canadian Automotive Group segment were $250.2 million, compared to $228.3 million in 2017, an increase of 9.6%, the result of the impact of the Canadian dollar on its conversion to US dollar and the recent business acquisitions. The organic growth of 1.1% for the period is principally from sales to current and new independent customers and onboarding our Canadian banners, programs and logos. The EBITDA margin decrease of 90 basis points is mainly due to the integration efforts undertaken to optimize its growing network of company-owned stores and the internalization of the servers, which was a favorable one-time saving in 2017. These elements were partially compensated by higher volume rebates, improving the gross margin of the current period compared to the corresponding period last year.

The Parts Alliance UK segment recorded sales of $221.1 million and EBITDA of $18.2 million (8.2% of sales). The peak season of this segment, which typically covers the first semester, is enabling the leverage of its cost base. Further supported by cost actions taken during the last quarter of 2017, the result was an EBITDA margin of 8.2% for the six-month period, in contrast to the 4.0% recorded for the five-month period in 2017, which included August and December, the two weakest months of the year. As part of its growth strategy, this segment opened 7 greenfields since the beginning of the year, expanding the footprint in the UK and fostering a better service, notably for national accounts. In addition, The Parts Alliance UK segment is in the process of integrating the operations of its acquired stores and of maximizing their contribution with undertakings as part of the ongoing 20/20 initiative.

DIVIDENDS
On August 10, 2018, the Uni-Select Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of C$0.0925 per share payable on October 16, 2018 to shareholders of record as at September 30, 2018. This dividend is an eligible dividend for income tax purposes.

OUTLOOK
The information included within this section contains guidance for Uni-Select in 2018:


Uni-Select

Consolidated adjusted EBITDA margin

7.2% - 8.2%

Consolidated organic sales growth

2.25% - 4.0%

Consolidated effective tax rate

22.0% - 24.0%



Segment

Organic Sales Growth

FinishMaster US

2.0% - 4.0%

Canadian Automotive Group

0.0% - 2.0%

The Parts Alliance UK

5.0% - 7.0%



The above-mentioned information is related to the 2018
financial year and may differ from quarter to quarter due
to seasonality.

 

Other
As well, Uni-Select anticipates investments between $26.0 million and $29.0 million on vehicle fleet, hardware equipment, software and others.

CONFERENCE CALL
Uni-Select will host a conference call to discuss its second quarter results for 2018 on August 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM Eastern. To join the conference, dial 1 866 865-3087 (or 1 647 427-7450 for International calls).

A recording of the conference call will be available from 11:00 AM Eastern on August 10, 2018 until 11:59 PM Eastern on September 10, 2018. To access the replay, dial 1 855 859-2056 followed by 6373029.

A live webcast of the quarterly results conference call will also be accessible through the "Investors" section of our website at uniselect.com where a replay will also be archived. Listeners should allow ample time to access the webcast and supporting slides.

ABOUT UNI-SELECT
Uni-Select is a leader in the distribution of automotive refinish and industrial paint and related products in North America, as well as a leader in the automotive aftermarket parts business in Canada and in the UK. Uni‑Select is headquartered in Boucherville, Québec, Canada, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol UNS.

In Canada, Uni-Select supports over 16,000 automotive repair and collision repair shops through a growing national network of more than 1,100 independent customers and over 60 company-owned stores, many of which operate under the Uni-Select BUMPER TO BUMPER®, AUTO PARTS PLUS® AND FINISHMASTER® store banner programs. It also supports over 3,900 shops and stores through its automotive repair/installer shop banners, as well as through its automotive refinish banners.

In the United States, Uni-Select, through its wholly-owned subsidiary FinishMaster, Inc., operates a national network of over 200 automotive refinish company-owned stores under the FINISHMASTER banner which services a network of over 30,000 customers annually, of which it is the primary supplier to over 6,800 collision repair centre customers.

In the UK and Ireland, Uni-Select, through its Parts Alliance group of subsidiaries, is a leading distributor of automotive parts supporting over 23,000 customer accounts with a network of close to 200 locations including over 170 company-owned stores.

CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
Certain statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements. These statements include, without limitation, statements relating to our 2018 financial guidance (including, without limitation, adjusted EBITDA margin and organic sales by business unit) and other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the words assumption, goal, guidance, objective, outlook, project, strategy, target and other similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as aim, anticipate, believe, could, expect, intend, may, plan, seek, should, strive and will. All such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the "safe harbour" provisions of applicable Canadian securities laws.

Forward-looking statements are, by their very nature, subject to inherent risks and uncertainties and are based on several assumptions, both general and specific, which may cause expressed expectations to be significantly different from those listed or implied within this press release and our business outlook, objectives, plans and strategic priorities may not be achieved. As a result, we cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will materialize and we caution you against relying on any of these forward‑looking statements. The forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this press release, and Uni-Select does not undertake to publicly update such forward-looking information to reflect new information, subsequent or otherwise, unless required by applicable securities laws. Forward‑looking statements are presented in this press release for the purpose of assisting investors and others in understanding certain key elements of our expected 2018 financial results, as well as our objectives, strategic priorities and business outlook for 2018, and in obtaining a better understanding of our anticipated operating environment. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes.

MATERIAL ASSUMPTIONS
A number of economic, market, operational and financial assumptions were made by Uni-Select in preparing its forward-looking statements contained in this press release, including, but not limited to:

Economic Assumptions:

  • Economic conditions in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom will remain stable;
  • The current negotiations for the exit of the United Kingdom from European Union do not result in economic uncertainty;
  • Interest rates expected to slightly increase in 2018;
  • Canadian dollar and the British pound are expected to remain at, or around, near current levels. Further fluctuations may be impacted by the degree of strength of the US dollar, interest rates and changes in commodity prices.

Market Assumptions:
Our 2018 forward-looking statements also reflect various market assumptions, in particular:

  • New-car sales in the three business segments are expected to be similar in 2018 to those of 2017;
  • For all 3 operational segments, fuel costs at the pump are not expected to increase significantly beyond current levels; distance travelled and accident rates to remain within those experienced in 2017;
  • No material, operational or competitive consequence resulting from changes in regulations or the insurance market affecting the automotive aftermarket businesses.

Operational and Financial Assumptions:
The 2018 forward-looking statements are also based on various internal operational and financial assumptions, including, but not limited to:

  • Maintaining market share in the 3 operational segments;
  • Uni-Select will be able to realize efficiency gains in its cost structure to support the profitability and cash flow generation expected from its 20/20 initiative;
  • The revenue mix between Uni-Select's operations and within its 3 operational segments will not materially change from anticipated levels;
  • No introduction of disruptive technologies during the year;
  • No significant change in the buying conditions beyond current levels;
  • It is important to note that organic sales and EBITDA margin of the business segments are affected by seasonality and are impacting the consolidated results:
    • FinishMaster US tends to have softer first and fourth quarters, with its third quarter being the strongest;
    • Canadian Automotive Group tends to have softer first and fourth quarters than second and third quarters; and
    • The Parts Alliance UK tends to have softer third and fourth quarters than first and second quarters;  
  • No significant acquisition; and
  • Guidance is based on current accounting standards and policies including Uni-Select non-IFRS measures.

The foregoing assumptions, although considered reasonable by Uni-Select on the date of this press release, may prove to be inaccurate. Accordingly, our actual results could differ materially from our expectations set forth in this press release.

MATERIAL RISKS
Important risk factors that could cause our assumptions and estimates to be inaccurate and actual results of events to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, our forward-looking statements, including our 2018 financial guidance, are listed below. The realization of our forward-looking statements, including our ability to meet our 2018 financial guidance, essentially depends on our business performance which, in turn, is subject to many risks. Accordingly, readers are cautioned that any of the following risks could have a material adverse effect on our forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to economic climate, changes in legislation or government regulations or policies, inflation, distance travelled, growth in vehicle fleet, products supply and inventory management, distribution by the manufacturer directly to consumers, technology, environmental risks, legal and tax risks, risks related to Uni-Select's business model and strategy, integration of acquired business, competition, business and financial systems, human resources, liquidity risk, credit risk, foreign exchange risk and interest rates.

For additional information with respect to risks and uncertainties, refer to the Annual Report filed by Uni-Select with the Canadian securities commissions.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A), consolidated financial statements and related notes for the second quarter and six-month period of 2018 are available in the "Investors" section on the Corporation's website at uniselect.com as well as on SEDAR at sedar.com. The Corporation's Annual Report may also be found on these websites as well as other information related to Uni-Select, including its Annual Information Form.

NON-IFRS FINANCIAL MEASURES

The information included in this Press release contains certain financial measures that are inconsistent with IFRS. Non‑IFRS financial measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other entities. The Corporation is of the opinion that users of its Press release may analyze its results based on these measurements. The following presents performance measures used by the Corporation which are not defined by IFRS.

Organic growth – This measure consists of quantifying the increase in consolidated sales between two given periods, excluding the impact of acquisitions, sales and disposals of stores, exchange-rate fluctuations and when necessary, the variance in the number of billing days. This measure enables Uni-Select to evaluate the intrinsic trend in the sales generated by its operational base in comparison with the rest of the market. Determining the rate of organic growth, based on findings that Management regards as reasonable, may differ from the actual rate of organic growth.

EBITDA – This measure represents net earnings excluding finance costs, depreciation and amortization and income taxes. This measure is a financial indicator of a corporation's ability to service and incur debt. It should not be considered by an investor as an alternative to sales or net earnings, as an indicator of operating performance or cash flows, or as a measure of liquidity, but as additional information.

Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share – Management uses adjusted EBITDA, adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share to assess EBITDA, net earnings and net earnings per share from operating activities, excluding certain adjustments, net of income taxes (for adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share), which may affect the comparability of the Corporation's financial results. Management considers that these measures facilitate the analysis and provide a better understanding of the Corporation's operational performance. The intent of these measures is to provide additional information.

These adjustments include, among other things, restructuring and other charges as well as net transaction charges, amortization of the premium on foreign currency options and amortization of intangible assets related to The Parts Alliance acquisition. Management considers The Parts Alliance acquisition as transformational. The exclusion of these items does not indicate that they are non-recurring.

EBITDA margin and adjusted EBITDA margin – The EBITDA margin is a percentage corresponding to the ratio of the EBITDA to sales. The adjusted EBITDA margin is a percentage corresponding to the ratio of adjusted EBITDA to sales.

Free cash flows - This measure corresponds to the cash flows from operating activities according to the consolidated statements of cash flows adjusted for the following items: changes in working capital items, acquisitions of property and equipment and difference between amounts paid for post-employment benefits and current period expenses. Uni-Select considers the free cash flows to be a good indicator of financial strength and of operating performance because it shows the amount of funds available to manage growth in working capital, pay dividends, repay debt, reinvest in the Corporation and capitalize on various market opportunities that arise.

The free cash flows exclude certain variances in working capital items (such as trade and other receivables, inventory and trade and other payables) and other funds generated and used according to the consolidated statements of cash flows. Therefore, it should not be considered as an alternative to the consolidated statements of cash flows, or as a measure of liquidity, but as additional information.

The following table presents a reconciliation of organic growth.





Second quarters

Six-month periods


2018

2017

2018

2017

FinishMaster US

210,954

209,486

412,333

409,188

Canadian Automotive Group

139,572

130,801

250,241

228,299

The Parts Alliance UK

111,045

-

221,091

-

Sales

461,571

340,287

883,665

637,487



%


%

Sales variance

121,284

35.6

246,178

38.6


Conversion effect of the Canadian dollar

(5,493)

(1.6)

(10,346)

(1.6)


Number of billing days

(2,826)

(0.8)

(473)

(0.1)


Acquisitions

(115,409)

(33.9)

(237,044)

(37.2)

Consolidated organic growth

(2,444)

(0.7)

(1,685)

(0.3)


 

The following table presents a reconciliation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA.





Second quarters

Six-month periods


2018

2017

%

2018

2017

%

Net earnings

17,875

13,738


28,266

24,736



Income tax expense

3,167

6,324


4,881

12,111



Depreciation and amortization

9,472

6,613


19,406

11,415



Finance costs, net

4,929

2,869


9,892

4,455


EBITDA

35,443

29,544

20.0

62,445

52,717

18.5

EBITDA margin

7.7%

8.7%


7.1%

8.3%









Net transaction charges related to The Parts Alliance acquisition

114

2,916


732

2,916


Adjusted EBITDA

35,557

32,460

9.5

63,177

55,633

13.6

Adjusted EBITDA margin

7.7%

9.5%


7.1%

8.7%


 

The following table presents a reconciliation of adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share.





Second quarters

Six-month periods


2018

2017

%

2018

2017

%

Net earnings

17,875

13,738

30.1

28,266

24,736

14.3

Net transaction charges related to The Parts Alliance acquisition, net of taxes, including a gain resulting from 2017 tax true-up

 

(371)

2,107


184

2,107


Amortization of the premium on foreign currency options, net of taxes

-

790


-

790


Amortization of intangible assets related to the acquisition of The Parts Alliance, net of taxes

895

-


2,065

-


Adjusted earnings

18,399

16,635

10.6

30,515

27,633

10.4

Earnings per share

0.42

0.33

27.3

0.67

0.59

13.6

Net transaction charges related to The Parts Alliance acquisition, net of taxes, including a gain resulting from 2017 tax true-up

(0.01)

0.05


-

0.05


Amortization of the premium on foreign currency options, net of taxes

-

0.02


-

0.02


Amortization of intangible assets related to the acquisition of The Parts Alliance, net of taxes

0.02

-


0.05

-


Adjusted earnings per share

0.44

0.39

12.8

0.72

0.65

10.8

 

The following table presents a reconciliation of free cash flows.





Second quarters

Six-month periods


2018

2017

2018

2017

Cash flows from operating activities

38,865

20,978

8,581

23,103


Changes in working capital

(8,302)

(2,223)

32,833

18,069


30,563

18,755

41,414

41,172


Acquisitions of property and equipment

(2,698)

(2,562)

(6,627)

(3,779)


Difference between amounts paid for post-employment benefits and current period expenses

(116)

(86)

(317)

(192)

Free cash flows

27,749

16,107

34,470

37,201

 

UNI-SELECT INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS


(In thousands of US dollars, except per share amounts, unaudited)

Quarters

ended June 30,

Six-month periods

ended June 30,


2018

2017

2018

2017






Sales

461,571

340,287

883,665

637,487

Purchases, net of changes in inventories

310,009

237,594

589,334

440,877

Gross margin

151,562

102,693

294,331

196,610






Employee benefits

77,297

47,648

157,183

96,213

Other operating expenses

38,708

22,585

73,971

44,764

Net transaction charges related to The Parts Alliance acquisition

114

2,916

732

2,916

Earnings before finance costs, depreciation and amortization and income taxes

35,443

29,544

62,445

52,717






Finance costs, net

4,929

2,869

9,892

4,455

Depreciation and amortization

9,472

6,613

19,406

11,415

Earnings before income taxes

21,042

20,062

33,147

36,847

Income tax expense

3,167

6,324

4,881

12,111

Net earnings

17,875

13,738

28,266

24,736






Earnings per share






Basic

0.42

0.33

0.67

0.59


Diluted

0.42

0.32

0.67

0.58






Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (in thousands)






Basic

42,230

42,251

42,252

42,249


Diluted

42,282

42,422

42,319

42,418











 

UNI-SELECT INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME


(In thousands of US dollars, unaudited)

Quarters

ended June 30,

Six-month periods

ended June 30,


2018

2017

2018

2017






Net earnings

17,875

13,738

28,266

24,736






Other comprehensive income (loss)





Items that will subsequently be reclassified to net earnings:






Effective portion of changes in the fair value of cash flow hedges (net of income tax of $99 and $254 for the quarter and the six-month period ($26 for both the quarter and six-month period in 2017))

(287)

(69)

740

(69)







Net change in the fair value of derivative financial instruments designated as cash flow hedges transferred to earnings (net of income tax of $3 and $39 for the quarter and the six-month period ($5 for both the quarter and six‑month period in 2017))

8

13

112

13







Unrealized exchange gains (losses) on the translation of financial statements to the presentation currency

(13,073)

1,067

2,471

2,929







Unrealized exchange gains (losses) on the translation of debt designated as a hedge of net investments in foreign operations (no income tax for the quarter and the six-month period (net of income tax of $226 for both the quarter and six‑month period in 2017))

(88)

1,401

(11,543)

1,401


(13,440)

2,412

(8,220)

4,274

Items that will not subsequently be reclassified to net earnings:






Remeasurements of long-term employee benefit obligations (net of income tax of $294 and $257 for the quarter and the six-month period ($1,194 and $1,178 respectively in 2017))

864

(3,111)

746

(3,043)






Total other comprehensive income (loss)

(12,576)

(699)

(7,474)

1,231

Comprehensive income

5,299

13,039

20,792

25,967











 

UNI-SELECT INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY









Attributable to shareholders

(In thousands of US dollars, unaudited)

Share capital

Contributed

surplus

Retained
earnings

Accumulated
other
comprehensive
income (loss)

Total

equity













Balance, December 31, 2016

96,924

4,260

401,420

(30,242)

472,362







Net earnings

-

-

24,736

-

24,736

Other comprehensive income (loss)

-

-

(3,043)

4,274

1,231

Comprehensive income

-

-

21,693

4,274

25,967







Contributions by and distributions to shareholders:







Issuance of common shares

661

-

-

-

661


Dividends

-

-

(5,620)

-

(5,620)


Stock-based compensation

-

278

-

-

278


661

278

(5,620)

-

(4,681)







Balance, June 30, 2017

97,585

4,538

417,493

(25,968)

493,648







Balance, December 31, 2017

97,585

5,184

432,470

(17,262)

517,977







Net earnings

-

-

28,266

-

28,266

Other comprehensive income (loss)

-

-

746

(8,220)

(7,474)

Comprehensive income (loss)

-

-

29,012

(8,220)

20,792







Contributions by and distributions to shareholders:







Repurchase and cancellation of common shares

(190)

-

(1,232)

-

(1,422)


Issuance of common shares

138

-

-

-

138


Transfer upon exercise of stock option

32

(32)

-

-

-


Dividends

-

-

(6,122)

-

(6,122)


Stock-based compensation

-

805

-

-

805


(20)

773

(7,354)

-

(6,601)







Balance, June 30, 2018

97,565

5,957

454,128

(25,482)

532,168













 

UNI-SELECT INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS


(In thousands of US dollars, unaudited)

Quarters

ended June 30,

Six-month periods

ended June 30,


2018

2017

2018

2017






OPERATING ACTIVITIES





Net earnings

17,875

13,738

28,266

24,736

Non-cash items:






Finance costs, net

4,929

2,869

9,892

4,455


Depreciation and amortization

9,472

6,613

19,406

11,415


Income tax expense

3,167

6,324

4,881

12,111


Amortization and reserves related to incentives granted to customers

3,877

4,108

7,985

7,651


Other non-cash items

412

946

(527)

921

Changes in working capital items

8,302

2,223

(32,833)

(18,069)

Interest paid

(4,879)

(1,597)

(9,250)

(2,826)

Premium on foreign currency options paid

-

(6,631)

-

(6,631)

Income taxes paid

(4,290)

(7,615)

(19,239)

(10,660)

Cash flows from operating activities

38,865

20,978

8,581

23,103






INVESTING ACTIVITIES





Business acquisitions

-

(1,249)

-

(67,331)

Net balance of purchase price

(3,102)

(725)

(5,798)

(4,130)

Cash held in escrow

-

2,966

-

(5,511)

Advances to merchant members and incentives granted to customers

(18,240)

(7,508)

(27,170)

(15,112)

Reimbursement of advances to merchant members

2,191

2,196

3,035

3,524

Acquisitions of property and equipment

(2,698)

(2,562)

(6,627)

(3,779)

Proceeds from disposal of property and equipment

283

242

583

240

Acquisitions and development of intangible assets

(761)

(912)

(1,312)

(1,741)

Other provisions paid

(108)

-

(108)

-

Cash flows used in investing activities

(22,435)

(7,552)

(37,397)

(93,840)






FINANCING ACTIVITIES





Increase in long-term debt

29,392

24,995

97,913

141,489

Repayment of long-term debt

(37,009)

(28,311)

(69,624)

(68,492)

Net increase (decrease) in merchant members' deposits in the guarantee fund

182

82

446

(114)

Repurchase and cancellation of shares

(1,422)

-

(1,422)

-

Issuance of shares

138

281

138

661

Dividends paid

(3,108)

(2,705)

(6,258)

(5,431)

Cash flows from (used in) financing activities

(11,827)

(5,658)

21,193

68,113

Effects of fluctuations in exchange rates on cash

(583)

81

(19)

92

Net increase (decrease) in cash

4,020

7,849

(7,642)

(2,532)

Cash, beginning of period

19,010

11,944

30,672

22,325

Cash, end of period

23,030

19,793

23,030

19,793











 

UNI-SELECT INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION


(In thousands of US dollars, unaudited)

June 30,

Dec. 31,


2018

2017




ASSETS



Current assets:




Cash

23,030

30,672


Cash held in escrow

2,045

8,147


Trade and other receivables

269,034

236,811


Income taxes receivable

32,570

29,279


Inventory

458,588

458,354


Prepaid expenses

12,928

10,196


Total current assets

798,195

773,459

Investments and advances to merchant members

41,988

30,628

Property and equipment

74,366

78,644

Intangible assets

215,134

231,365

Goodwill

370,882

372,119

Derivative financial instruments

1,551

-

Deferred tax assets

10,420

10,174




TOTAL ASSETS

1,512,536

1,496,389




LIABILITIES



Current liabilities:




Trade and other payables

449,780

446,370


Balance of purchase price, net

4,192

15,469


Income taxes payable

6,473

16,831


Dividends payable

2,970

3,110


Current portion of long-term debt and merchant members' deposits in the guarantee fund

28,813

37,098


Total current liabilities

492,228

518,878

Long-term employee benefit obligations

16,534

20,985

Long-term debt

444,427

411,585

Merchant members' deposits in the guarantee fund

5,753

5,543

Balance of purchase price, net

2,046

2,944

Other provisions

1,179

1,331

Derivative financial instruments

2,757

1,041

Deferred tax liabilities

15,444

16,105

TOTAL LIABILITIES

980,368

978,412

EQUITY



Share capital

97,565

97,585

Contributed surplus

5,957

5,184

Retained earnings

454,128

432,470

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(25,482)

(17,262)

TOTAL EQUITY

532,168

517,977




TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

1,512,536

1,496,389







 

SOURCE Uni-Select Inc.

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