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Hudson Technologies Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results

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PEARL RIVER, N.Y., Nov. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hudson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDSN) announced results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2020.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2020, Hudson reported revenues of $41.5 million, a decrease of 9% compared to revenues of $45.6 million in the comparable 2019 period. The decrease is primarily due to a decline in volume, as the continued COVID-19 pandemic and the associated closures of public venues such as office buildings, gyms, schools and universities across the U.S. negatively impacted the Company's end markets and overall demand for refrigerants. Gross margin in the third quarter of 2020 was 22%, compared to 17% in the third quarter of 2019. The Company reported operating income of $2.1 million for the third quarter of 2020 compared to an operating loss of $1.2 million in the third quarter of 2019. The Company recorded net income of $39,000 or $0.00 per basic and diluted share in the third quarter of 2020, compared to net income of $2.7 million or $0.06 per basic and diluted share in the same period of 2019. During the third quarter of 2019, the Company received $8.9 million in proceeds from the working capital settlement arising from the acquisition of Aspen Refrigerants, Inc. ("ARI"), which led to the net profit in that quarter. Hudson recorded non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA of $4.6 million in the third quarter of 2020 compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $3.9 million in the third quarter of 2019. (Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure - see the description of Adjusted EBITDA and tabular Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA in the supplemental table included at the end of this release).
    
For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, Hudson reported revenues of $125.5 million, a decrease of 8% compared to $136.3 million in the first nine months of 2019. The decrease in revenue was primarily due to decreased volume, related to the pandemic-driven closures described above. Gross margin for the first nine months of 2020 improved to 24% compared to gross margin of 9% for the same period in 2019. The Company reported operating income of $7.7 million for the first nine months of 2020 compared to an operating loss of $11.0 million in the first nine months of 2019. The Company's net loss for the first nine months of 2020 was $0.5 million, or ($0.01) per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $15.2 million, or ($0.36) per basic and diluted share, in the first nine months of 2019, which included a $9.2 million non-cash inventory adjustment offset by the $8.9 settlement proceeds described above. For the first nine months of 2020, Hudson recorded non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA of $15.7 million compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $9.9 million in the first nine months of 2019. For the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2020, Hudson recorded non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA of $14.9 million, a 75% increase from the $8.5 million of Adjusted EBITDA recorded during the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2019. (Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure - see the description of Adjusted EBITDA and tabular Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA in the supplemental table included at the end of this release).

Brian F. Coleman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Technologies commented, "Our third quarter performance was largely consistent with our expectations as we, and the rest of our industry, continued to contend with demand declines associated with the ongoing closure of many public venues across the U.S. Given the selling environment, we're pleased to have achieved improved gross margin, increased operating income and breakeven profitability in the third quarter. Moreover, we repaid $16.5 million of debt during the third quarter of 2020, and as of September 30, 2020, we have fully paid down our revolver, while increasing our cash balance to $9.2 million. As of September 30, 2020, our overall availability, which includes our cash balance and revolver availability, was $41.7 million, which will provide financial flexibility for the fourth quarter and beyond.

"As we move through the final months of 2020, we remain focused on continuing to navigate the uncertainties of this pandemic. Historically, the fourth quarter is typically our quietest quarter, one in which we plan our operational strategy to anticipate and meet the needs of our customers for the following year's cooling season. We are optimistic that 2021 will bring more consistent re-openings for businesses and schools and we are planning accordingly so that Hudson is well positioned to help meet potential demand as more cooling systems are turned back on. We remain committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees while also maintaining our product supply for our customers across all channels."

Conference Call Information

The Company will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the third quarter results today, November 5, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time.

To access the live webcast, log onto the Hudson Technologies website at www.hudsontech.com, and click on "Investor Relations".

To participate in the call by phone, dial (844) 602-0380 approximately five minutes prior to the scheduled start time. International callers please dial (862) 298-0970.

A replay of the teleconference will be available until December 5, 2020 and may be accessed by dialing (877) 481-4010. International callers may dial (919) 882-2331. Callers should use conference ID: 38281.

About Hudson Technologies         

Hudson Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative and sustainable solutions for optimizing performance and enhancing reliability of commercial and industrial chiller plants and refrigeration systems. Hudson's proprietary RefrigerantSide® Services increase operating efficiency, provide energy and cost savings, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the plant's carbon footprint while enhancing system life and reliability of operations at the same time. RefrigerantSide® Services can be performed at a customer's site as an integral part of an effective scheduled maintenance program or in response to emergencies. Hudson also offers SMARTenergy OPS®, which is a cloud-based Managed Software as a Service for continuous monitoring, Fault Detection and Diagnostics and real-time optimization of chilled water plants. In addition, the Company sells refrigerants and provides traditional reclamation services for commercial and industrial air conditioning and refrigeration uses. For further information on Hudson, please visit the Company's web site at www.hudsontech.com.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Statements contained herein which are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, changes in the laws and regulations affecting the industry, changes in the demand and price for refrigerants (including unfavorable market conditions adversely affecting the demand for, and the price of, refrigerants), the Company's ability to source refrigerants, regulatory and economic factors, seasonality, competition, litigation, the nature of supplier or customer arrangements that become available to the Company in the future, adverse weather conditions, possible technological obsolescence of existing products and services, possible reduction in the carrying value of long-lived assets, estimates of the useful life of its assets, potential environmental liability, customer concentration, the ability to obtain financing, the ability to meet financial covenants under existing credit facilities, any delays or interruptions in bringing products and services to market, the timely availability of any requisite permits and authorizations from governmental entities and third parties as well as factors relating to doing business outside the United States, including changes in the laws, regulations, policies, and political, financial and economic conditions, including inflation, interest and currency exchange rates, of countries in which the Company may seek to conduct business, the Company's ability to successfully integrate any assets it acquires from third parties into its operations, the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic, and other risks detailed in the Company's 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and other subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The words "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "may", "plan", "should" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statement was made.
  

 



Investor Relations Contact:
John Nesbett/Jennifer Belodeau
IMS Investor Relations
(203) 972-9200
jnesbett@institutionalms.com













Company Contact:
Brian F. Coleman, President & CEO
Hudson Technologies, Inc.
(845) 735-6000
bcoleman@hudsontech.com


Hudson Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries 
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Amounts in thousands, except for share and par value amounts)

    September 30,     December 31,  
    2020     2019  
    (unaudited)          
Assets                
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 9,235     $ 2,600  
Trade accounts receivable – net     14,703       8,061  
Inventories – net     40,374       59,238  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     3,540       4,525  
Total current assets     67,852       74,424  
                 
Property, plant and equipment, less accumulated depreciation     21,435       23,674  
Goodwill     47,803       47,803  
Intangible assets, less accumulated amortization     23,865       26,012  
Right of use asset     6,719       8,048  
Other assets     85       192  
Total Assets   $ 167,759     $ 180,153  
                 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity                
Current liabilities:                
Trade accounts payable   $ 9,534     $ 10,274  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities     19,414       18,120  
Accrued payroll     1,574       724  
Short-term debt           14,000  
Current maturities of long-term debt     6,903       3,008  
Total current liabilities     37,425       46,126  
Deferred tax liability     1,297       1,192  
Long-term lease liabilities     4,335       5,742  
Long-term debt, less current maturities     79,492       81,982  
Total Liabilities     122,549       135,042  
                 
Commitments and contingencies                
                 
Stockholders' equity:                
Preferred stock, shares authorized 5,000,000: Series A Convertible preferred stock, $0.01 par value ($100 liquidation preference value); shares authorized 150,000; none issued or outstanding            
Common stock, $0.01 par value; shares authorized 100,000,000; issued and outstanding 42,664,274 at September 30, 2020 and 42,628,560 at December 31, 2019     426       426  
Additional paid-in capital     118,116       117,557  
Accumulated deficit     (73,332 )     (72,872 )
Total Stockholders' Equity     45,210       45,111  
                 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity   $ 167,759     $ 180,153  

Hudson Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands, except for share and per share amounts)

    Three months
ended September 30,
    Nine months
ended September 30,
 
    2020     2019     2020     2019  
Revenues   $ 41,468     $ 45,631     $ 125,495     $ 136,306  
Cost of sales     32,512       37,849       95,511       123,905  
Gross profit     8,956       7,782       29,984       12,401  
                                 
Operating expenses:                                
Selling, general and administrative     6,162       8,282       20,184       21,154  
Amortization     715       742       2,147       2,216  
Total operating expenses     6,877       9,024       22,331       23,370  
                                 
Operating income (loss)     2,079       (1,242 )     7,653       (10,969 )
                                 
Other (expense) income:                                
Net interest expense     (2,966 )     (4,447 )     (9,412 )     (12,921 )
Other income     1,000       8,904       1,011       9,412  
Total other (expense) income     (1,966 )     4,457       (8,401 )     (3,509 )
                                 
Income (loss) before income taxes     113       3,215       (748 )     (14,478 )
                                 
Income tax expense (benefit)     74       548       (288 )     691  
                                 
Net income (loss)   $ 39     $ 2,667     $ (460 )   $ (15,169 )
                                 
Net income (loss) per common share – Basic   $ 0.00     $ 0.06     $ (0.01 )   $ (0.36 )
Net income (loss) per common share – Diluted   $ 0.00     $ 0.06     $ (0.01 )   $ (0.36 )
Weighted average number of shares outstanding – Basic     42,656,510       42,618,391       42,637,945       42,608,396  
Weighted average number of shares outstanding – Diluted     43,680,265       42,618,391       42,637,945       42,608,396  

Hudson Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Supplemental Table to Reconcile Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA
(unaudited)
(Amounts in thousands)

                            LTM  
Adjusted EBITDA   Three months ended
September 30,
    Nine months ended
September 30,
    Twelve months ended
September 30
 
    2020     2019     2020     2019     2020     2019  
                                     
Net income (loss)     39       2,667       (460 )     (15,169 )     (11,231 )     (23,276 )
Income tax expense (benefit)     74       548       (288 )     691       (323 )     762  
Interest expense     2,966       4,447       9,412       12,921       15,402       17,060  
Depreciation expense     1,079       1,081       3,235       3,235       4,185       4,270  
Amortization expense     715       742       2,147       2,216       2,862       2,964  
EBITDA     4,873       9,485       14,046       3,894       10,895       1,780  
Other Income     (1,000 )     (8,904 )     (1,011 )     (9,412 )     (1,011 )     (9,412 )
Stock compensation expense     226       272       559       900       1,487       1,668  
Lower of cost or net realizable value adjustment     -       -       -       9,202       -       9,202  
Nonrecurring expenses     520       3,059       2,093       5,270       3,559       5,270  
Adjusted EBITDA     4,619       3,912       15,687       9,854       14,930       8,508  

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to its reported results, the Company has included in this earnings release Adjusted EBITDA, which the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) defines as a "non-GAAP financial measure." Management believes that such non-GAAP financial measure, when read in conjunction with the Company's reported results, can provide useful supplemental information for investors analyzing period to period comparisons of the Company's operating results. We define Adjusted EBITDA as follows:

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents Net income (loss) attributable to the Company's common shareholders plus or minus income tax expense (benefit), plus interest expense, depreciation and amortization, other income, stock compensation, lower of cost or net realizable value adjustment, and non-recurring expenses (which primarily includes professional fees not incurred in the ordinary course of business).

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