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Carriage Services Announces Results For First Quarter 2014

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SOURCE Carriage Services, Inc.

HOUSTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carriage Services, Inc. (NYSE: CSV) today announced results for the quarter ending March 31, 2014.

Melvin C. Payne, Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Our first quarter 2014 operating and financial performance was slightly lower than the comparative 2013 quarter primarily because of lower same store funeral and cemetery volumes and revenues due to a more normal flu season this year compared to the unusually strong flu season last year.  We made one acquisition in November 2013 whose contribution will now be reflected for the full 2014 year.  Notwithstanding the slightly lower comparative dollar and EPS performance, the quarter was still one of our highest relative profit margin quarters with a Field EBITDA Margin of 40.9%, an Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA Margin of 27.1%, and an Adjusted Net Profit Margin of 9.6%.  Shown below are the highlights of our 2014 first quarter performance (amounts in millions):"

Three Months ended March 31, 2014

  • Total Revenue of $55.8 million, a decrease of 2.6%;
  • Non-GAAP Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA of $15.2 million, a decrease of 8.3%;
  • Non-GAAP Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA Margin down 170 basis points to 27.1%;
  • Non-GAAP Basic Earnings Per Share of $0.30, a decrease of 9.1%; and
  • Non-GAAP Adjusted Free Cash Flow of $2.3 million, a decrease of 71.6%.

"On March 5, 2014, we issued a comprehensive press release announcing our 2013 full year results and three other milestone elements that would materially impact Carriage's Revenue and Earnings Power Outlook over the two full years 2014 and 2015.  An update on these three elements is as follows:"

I. Agreement to acquire six businesses from SCI.

We are entering two new large strategic markets by acquiring four businesses in New Orleans and two in Alexandria, Virginia.  The FTC approval process is in the final stage and we expect to close this transaction in the next 30 days.  Our regional and operational support teams have spent extensive time in these businesses both prior to our offer on due diligence and afterwards on pre-integration matters including local leadership and employee alignment with Carriage's Standards Operating Model.  Upon closing, these businesses will be immediately accretive and should add materially to our performance in the second half of 2014 and for the full year of 2015.

II. Financing Strategy and Execution Timeframe.

We have refinanced convertible junior subordinated debt and bank credit facilities totaling $345 million ($257 million outstanding as of 3/5/14) with new convertible subordinated debt and bank credit facilities totaling $469 million to support our operating and acquisition strategy, as follows:



Capital Structure Debt Components



March 5, 2014


Pro forma after SCI Acquisition



Committed


Outstanding


Committed


Outstanding

7% Convertible Junior Subordinated Debentures

$

90.0



$

90.0



$

0.0



$

0.0


2.75% Convertible Subordinated Notes


0




0




143.8




143.8


Bank Term Loan


130.0




117.0




125.0




125.0


Bank Revolving Credit


125.0




50.0




200.0




48.5


Total

$

345.0



$

257.0



$

468.8



$

317.3


We will have additional financial capacity of about $150 million on highly favorable terms under our bank revolving credit facility after the closing of the SCI divestiture transaction.  The successful completion of this financing strategy has materially reduced our cost of debt capital and therefore our total cost of capital and will be immediately accretive starting in the second quarter and thereafter.  Combined with our growing Free Cash Flow, we are well positioned to accelerate our earning power growth over the balance of 2014 and for the full year of 2015 as our selective acquisition strategy will now be financed with a lower cost of capital.

The refinancing of the 7% Convertible Junior Subordinated Debenture eliminated the dilutive impact of 4.4 million common shares under the "if converted" method of accounting, which had previously led to some confusion with our investors.  Additionally on January 8th, we terminated the Good To Great Stock Award Program with an early cash out which saved the company at least $4 million cash and potential dilution of 1.6 million common shares, as the full vesting criteria was met eight days later on January 16, 2014.

III. Renewed focus on Strategic Acquisitions under Dave DeCarlo.

With Dave DeCarlo joining Carriage full time, we have increased our corporate development activity in order to fully realize the potential of an industry landscape that offers Carriage as a highly differentiated family succession plan solution to remaining high quality independents in some of the best strategic markets.  Our acquisition pipeline is growing larger with high quality candidates, which should accelerate our acquisition growth over the next few years.

"Finally, we recently published our 2013 Annual Report with my annual shareholder letter.  If you have not read it, I encourage you to do so to better understand why Carriage as a deathcare industry operating and consolidation platform will continue to be an outstanding investment and a wonderful place for high performance talent to spend a career, as we continue our Good To Great Journey," concluded Mr. Payne.

FIELD OPERATIONS

Three Months Ended March 31, 2014 compared to Three Months Ended March 31, 2013

  • Total Field Revenue decreased 2.6% to $55.8 million;
  • Total Field EBITDA decreased 5.4% to $22.8 million;
  • Total Field EBITDA Margin decreased 120 basis points to 40.9%;
  • Total Funeral Operating Revenue decreased 2.7% to $41.7 million;
  • Same Store Funeral Revenue decreased 6.5% with same store volume decreasing 6.0%;
  • Acquisition Funeral Revenue increased 11.3% with acquisition volume increasing 5.7%;
  • Total Funeral Field EBITDA Margin decreased 130 basis points to 38.1%;
  • Total Cemetery Operating Revenue increased 0.1% to $9.8 million;
  • Cemetery pre-need property sale contracts decreased 5.9% to 1,644;
  • Preneed property revenue recognized decreased 5.7% and At-need revenue increased 8.2%;
  • Total Cemetery Field EBITDA Margin decreased 170 basis points to 29.0%;
  • Total Financial Revenue decreased 6.7% to $4.4 million;
  • Funeral Financial Revenue increased 11.9% to $2.5 million;
  • Cemetery Financial Revenue decreased 23.3% to $1.9 million;
  • Total Financial EBITDA Margin increased 340 basis points to 93.7%.

FREE CASH FLOW

We produced Adjusted Free Cash Flow from operations for the three months ended March 31, 2014 of $2.3 million compared to Free Cash Flow from operations of $8.1 million for the corresponding period in 2013. The sources and uses of cash for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2014 consisted of the following (in millions):  

 


March 31,


2013


2014

Cash flow from operating activities

$        9.9


$        (1.6)

Adjustment for tax benefit of Good to Great stock awards

-


4.8

Cash used for maintenance capital expenditures

(1.8)


(0.9)

Adjusted free cash flow

$       8.1


$         2.3

Cash at beginning of period

1.7


1.4

Acquisitions and new construction

(6.0)


-

Proceeds from the sale of businesses and other assets

2.0


0.2

Net payments on our revolving credit facility, term loan and long-term debt obligations

(4.4)


(40.1)

Proceeds from issuance of convertible subordinated notes

-


143.7

Payment of issuance costs related to the convertible subordinated notes

-


(4.4)

Redemption of convertible junior subordinated debentures

-


(61.9)

Payments for performance awards

-


(16.2)

Excess tax benefit of equity compensation, net of benefit from Good to Great  stock awards

0.9


0.8

Growth capital expenditures

(0.8)


(4.1)

Dividends on common stock

(0.4)


(0.4)

Other investing and financing activities, net

0.2


0.6

Cash at March 31st

$       1.3


$       21.9

 

AMENDMENT TO CREDIT FACILITY

On April 14, 2014, we entered into a fifth amendment to the Credit Agreement (the "Fifth Amendment") which provides for an increase, in total, from $235 million to $325 million and continues to be administered by Bank of America, N.A. The Fifth Amendment will become effective upon consummation of that certain Asset Sale Agreement, by certain subsidiaries of each of the Company and Service Corporation International, which was previously announced on March 5, 2014.  Following effectiveness of the Fifth Amendment, obligations under the Credit Agreement will mature on March 31, 2019. The Fifth Amendment provides for an increase in the revolving credit facility from $125 million to $200 million. Borrowings under the term loan facility of $125 million are subject to amortization payments of 7.5% of the principal amount in the first two years following the Fifth Amendment effective date, 10.0% for the third and fourth years following the Fifth Amendment effective date and 12.5% per year thereafter.  The Fifth Amendment also modifies certain financial covenants pertaining to the Company.

ROLLING FOUR QUARTER OUTLOOK

The Rolling Four Quarter Outlook ("Outlook") reflects management's opinion on the performance of the portfolio of businesses, plus visible and likely acquisitions, for the rolling four quarter period ending March 31, 2015, and the performance of trusts during the corresponding period.  This Outlook is not intended to be management estimates or forecasts of our future performance, as we believe such precise rolling estimates will be precisely wrong all the time.  Rather, our intent and goal is to reflect a "roughly right range" most of the time of future "Rolling Four Quarter Outlook" performance as we execute our Standards Operating, Strategic Acquisition and 4E Leadership Models over time.

 

ROLLING FOUR QUARTER OUTLOOK – Period Ending March 31, 2015






Range (in millions, except per share amounts)



March 31, 2015

Revenues


$236.8 - $238.8

Consolidated EBITDA


$59.0 - $61.0

Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA


$62.9 - $64.9

Net Income


$18.3 - $19.5

Adjusted Net Income


$23.0 - $24.2

Adjusted Basic Earnings Per Share


$1.25 - $1.31

Factors affecting our analysis include, among others, number, size and timing of closing of acquisitions,  funeral contract volumes, average revenue per funeral service, cemetery interment volumes, preneed cemetery sales, capital expenditures, execution of our funeral and cemetery Standards Operating Model, Strategic Acquisition Model and Withdrawable Trust Income. Revenues, Consolidated EBITDA, Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA, Net Income, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings Per Share for the four quarter period ending March 31, 2015 are expected to improve relative to the same period in the previous period for the following reasons:

  • Increases in Acquired Funeral Revenue and Acquired Funeral Field EBITDA;
  • Increases in Acquired Cemetery Revenue and Acquired Cemetery Field EBITDA;
  • Modest increases in Same Store Funeral Revenue and Same Store Funeral Field EBITDA;
  • Increases in Same Store Cemetery Revenue and Same Store Cemetery Field EBITDA;
  • Increases in Financial Revenue and Financial EBITDA from trust funds; and
  • Reduced interest expense in conjunction with the fourth and fifth amendments to our bank credit facilities and the redemption of our $90 million 7% convertible junior subordinated debentures.

CONFERENCE CALL AND INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT

Carriage Services has scheduled a conference call for tomorrow, May 8, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. central time. To participate in the call, please dial 866-516-3867 (ID-32261141) and ask for the Carriage Services conference call.  A replay of the conference call will be available through May 12, 2014 and may be accessed by dialing 855-859-2056 (ID-32261141). The conference call will also be available at www.carriageservices.com.    

TRUST FUND PERFORMANCE

For the three months ended March 31, 2014, Carriage's discretionary trust funds gained 4.3%. The current yield on Carriage's discretionary fixed income portfolio, which comprises 73% of discretionary trust assets, is 8.9% and the estimated annual income for the discretionary portfolio is approximately $11.3 million.

Shown below are consolidated performance metrics for the combined trust fund portfolios (preneed funeral, cemetery merchandise and services and cemetery perpetual care) at key dates.

 

Investment Performance



Investment

Performance(1)


Index Performance



Discretionary

Total Trust


S&P 500

Stock Index

High Yield

Index

80/20 index

Benchmark(2)









3 months ended 3/31/14


4.3 %

3.8 %


1.8 %

3.0 %

2.7 %

1 year ended 12/31/13


14.2 %

13.7 %


32.4 %

7.5 %

12.4 %

2 years ended 12/31/13


37.5 %

33.2 %


53.0 %

24.4 %

30.2 %

3 years ended 12/31/13


33.5 %

30.7 %


56.2 %

30.6 %

35.7 %

4 years ended 12/31/13


61.1 %

54.4 %


79.4 %

50.4 %

56.2 %

5 years ended 12/31/13


150.6 %

127.1 %


125.8 %

137.9 %

135.5 %









(1)

Investment performance includes realized income and unrealized appreciation (depreciation).

(2)

The 80/20 Benchmark is 80% weighted to the High Yield Index and 20% weighted to the S&P 500 Stock Index.

 


Asset Allocation as of March 31, 2014
(in thousands)



Discretionary

Trust Funds



Total

Trust Funds

Asset Class


MV

%



MV

%

Cash


$     3,153

2 %



$   19,090

8 %

Equities


41,759

23 %



58,881

26 %

Fixed Income


133,505

73 %



147,810

64 %

Other/Insurance


4,232

2 %



4,463

2 %

Total Portfolios


$ 182,649

100 %



$ 230,244

100 %

 



CARRIAGE SERVICES, INC.

FIVE QUARTER OPERATING AND FINANCIAL TREND REPORT

FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS (IN THOUSANDS - EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)








QTR 1

QTR 2

QTR 3

QTR 4

QTR 1


2013

2013

2013

2013

2014







Same Store Contracts






Atneed Contracts

5,035

4,460

4,338

4,427

4,820

Preneed Contracts

1,400

1,199

1,141

1,199

1,229

Total Same Store Funeral Contracts

6,435

5,659

5,479

5,626

6,049







Acquisition Contracts






Atneed Contracts

1,557

1,377

1,242

1,513

1,659

Preneed Contracts

301

249

278

280

304

Total Acquisition Funeral Contracts

1,858

1,626

1,520

1,793

1,963

Total Funeral Contracts

8,293

7,285

6,999

7,419

8,012







Funeral Operating Revenue






Same Store Revenue

$       33,671

$        29,866

$    27,725

$         29,779

$    31,482

Acquisition Revenue

9,146

8,121

7,513

8,880

10,178

Total Funeral Operating Revenue

$      42,817

$      37,987

$  35,238

$       38,659

$   41,660







Cemetery Operating Revenue






Same Store Revenue

$         9,691

$        10,827

$      9,968

$          9,698

$      9,712

Acquisition Revenue

69

74

89

66

55

Total Cemetery Operating Revenue

$        9,760

$      10,901

$  10,057

$         9,764

$     9,767







Financial Revenue






Preneed Funeral Commission Income

$            508

$            481

$        446

$             418

$        564

Preneed Funeral Trust Earnings

1,726

2,231

1,654

1,796

1,935

Cemetery Trust Earnings

2,194

2,087

1,940

1,875

1,584

Preneed Cemetery Finance Charges

310

388

372

348

337

Total Financial Revenue

$        4,738

$        5,187

$    4,412

$         4,437

$    4,420

Total Revenue

$      57,315

$      54,075

$  49,707

$       52,860

$  55,847







Field EBITDA






Same Store Funeral Field EBITDA

$       13,664

$        11,387

$      9,984

$         10,043

$    12,103

Same Store Funeral Field EBITDA Margin

40.6 %

38.1 %

36.0 %

33.7 %

38.4 %

Acquisition Funeral Field EBITDA

3,213

2,432

2,098

2,743

3,772

Acquisition Funeral Field EBITDA Margin

35.1 %

29.9 %

27.9 %

30.9 %

37.1 %

Total Funeral Field EBITDA

$      16,877

$      13,819

$  12,082

$       12,786

$   15,875

Total Funeral Field EBITDA Margin

39.4 %

36.4 %

34.3 %

33.1 %

38.1 %







Same Store Cemetery Field EBITDA

$         3,020

$         3,328

$      2,724

$          2,687

$      2,839

Same Store Cemetery Field EBITDA Margin

31.2 %

30.7 %

27.3 %

27.7 %

29.2 %

Acquisition Cemetery Field EBITDA

(27)

(20)

13

(11)

(9)

Acquisition Cemetery Field EBITDA Margin

-39.1 %

-27.0 %

14.6 %

-16.7 %

-16.4 %

Total Cemetery Field EBITDA

$        2,993

$        3,308

$     2,737

$         2,676

$      2,830

Total Cemetery Field EBITDA Margin

30.7 %

30.3 %

27.2 %

27.4 %

29.0 %







Funeral Financial EBITDA

$         1,822

$         2,380

$      1,825

$          1,960

$      2,245

Cemetery Financial EBITDA

2,456

2,429

2,275

2,180

1,898

Total Financial EBITDA

$        4,278

$        4,809

$     4,100

$         4,140

$      4,143

Total Financial EBITDA Margin

90.3 %

92.7 %

92.9 %

93.3 %

93.7 %







Total Field EBITDA

$      24,148

$      21,936

$  18,919

$       19,602

$  22,848

Total Field EBITDA Margin

42.1 %

40.6 %

38.1 %

37.1 %

40.9 %









FIVE QUARTER OPERATING AND FINANCIAL TREND REPORT

FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS (IN THOUSANDS - EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)








QTR 1

QTR 2

QTR 3

QTR 4

QTR 1


2013

2013

2013

2013

2014







Overhead






Total Variable Overhead

$         2,029

$         2,373

$      2,499

$          1,944

$      3,863

Total Regional Fixed Overhead

966

882

960

538

786

Total Corporate Fixed Overhead

5,400

5,156

5,454

4,819

5,574

Total Overhead

$        8,395

$        8,411

$    8,913

$         7,301

$   10,223

Overhead as a percent of revenue

14.6 %

15.6 %

17.9 %

13.8 %

18.3 %







Consolidated EBITDA

$      15,753

$      13,525

$  10,006

$       12,301

$   12,625

Consolidated EBITDA Margin

27.5 %

25.0 %

20.1 %

23.3 %

22.6 %







Other Expenses and Interest






Property Depreciation & Amortization

$         2,823

$         3,074

$      2,939

$          2,833

$      2,764

Non Cash Stock Compensation

646

978

675

617

729

Interest Expense

3,428

3,693

3,250

3,066

2,845

Accretion for Convertible Subordinated Notes

-

-

-

-

171

Loss on Redemption of Convertible Junior Subordinated Debentures

-

-

-

-

3,778

Other, net

(833)

(29)

(34)

-

(368)

Pretax Income 

$        9,689

$        5,809

$    3,176

$         5,785

$    2,706

Tax Provision

4,280

2,207

1,262

1,528

1,055

GAAP Net Income

$        5,409

$        3,602

$    1,914

$         4,257

$    1,651







Special Items, Net of Tax






Withdrawable Trust Income

$            328

$            141

$        210

$             281

$        137

Acquisition/Divestiture Expenses

5

102

143

246

454

Severance Costs

126

325

409

104

193

Consulting Fees

-

168

110

90

147

Gain on Asset Purchase

-

-

-

-

(689)

Loss on Redemption of Convertible Junior Subordinated Debentures

-

-

-

-

2,305

Accretion for Convertible Subordinated Notes

-

-

-

-

104

Additional Interest and Costs of the Credit Facility

-

248

-

-

-

Tax Adjustment from Prior Period

598

-

-

(338)

-

Securities Transaction Expenses

-

-

160

-

-

Other Incentive Compensation

-

-

-

-

610

Other Special Items

(484)

-

-

-

465

Sum of Special Items, net of tax

$           573

$           984

$    1,032

$            383

$    3,726







Adjusted Net Income

$        5,982

$        4,586

$    2,946

$         4,640

$    5,377

Adjusted Net Profit Margin

10.4%

8.5%

5.9%

8.8%

9.6%







GAAP Basic Earnings Per Share

$           0.33

$           0.26

$       0.16

$            0.25

$       0.30

GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share

$           0.31

$           0.25

$       0.16

$            0.25

$       0.29







Adjusted Basic Earnings Per Share

$           0.30

$           0.20

$       0.10

$            0.23

$       0.09

Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share

$           0.26

$           0.20

$       0.10

$            0.23

$       0.09







Tax rate

44.2%

38.0%

39.7%

26.4%

39.0%







Reconciliation of Consolidated EBITDA to Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA






Consolidated EBITDA

$      15,753

$      13,525

$  10,006

$       12,301

$  12,625

Withdrawable Trust Income

497

213

318

426

225

Acquisition/Divestiture Expenses

8

155

217

372

744

Severance Costs

191

493

620

158

317

Consulting Fees

-

255

166

136

241

Securities Transaction Expenses

-

-

242

-

-

Other Incentive Compensation

-

-

-

-

1,000

Other Special Items

83

-

-

-

-

Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA

$      16,532

$      14,641

$  11,569

$       13,393

$  15,152

Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA Margin

28.8 %

27.1 %

23.3 %

25.3 %

27.1 %

 


CARRIAGE SERVICES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 
(in thousands)




(unaudited)


December 31, 2013


March 31, 2014

ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$              1,377


$         21,958

Accounts receivable, net

17,950


17,715

Assets held for sale

3,544


-

Inventories

5,300


5,348

Prepaid expenses

4,421


4,387

Other current assets

3,525


1,754

Total current assets

36,117


51,162

Preneed cemetery trust investments

68,341


69,475

Preneed funeral trust investments

97,144


100,204

Preneed receivables, net

24,521


24,282

Receivables from preneed trusts

11,166


11,738

Property, plant and equipment, net

160,690


161,829

Cemetery property

72,911


72,852

Goodwill

221,087


220,945

Deferred charges and other non-current assets

12,280


13,416

Cemetery perpetual care trust investments

42,342


43,529

Total assets

$           746,599


$       769,432

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Current portion of senior long-term debt and capital lease obligations

$            13,424


$         14,078

Accounts payable

7,046


5,231

Other liabilities

9,939


9,350

Accrued liabilities

12,854


12,558

Liabilities associated with assets held for sale

4,357


-

Total current liabilities

47,620


41,217

Long-term debt, net of current portion

105,642


101,783

Revolving credit facility

36,900


-

Convertible junior subordinated debentures due in 2029 to an affiliate

89,770


27,860

Convertible subordinated notes due 2021

-


112,261

Obligations under capital leases, net of current portion

3,786


1,343

Deferred preneed cemetery revenue

55,479


55,019

Deferred preneed funeral revenue

30,588


31,102

Deferred tax liability

11,915


18,290

Other long-term liabilities

1,548


1,612

Deferred preneed cemetery receipts held in trust

68,341


69,475

Deferred preneed funeral receipts held in trust

97,144


100,204

Care trusts' corpus

41,893


43,566

Total liabilities

590,626


603,732

Commitments and contingencies:








Stockholders' equity:




Common stock, $.01 par value; 80,000,000 shares authorized; 22,183,000 and 22,408,000 shares issued at December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2014, respectively

222


224

Additional paid-in capital

204,324


211,831

Accumulated deficit

(33,306)


(31,088)

Treasury stock, at cost; 3,922,000 shares at December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2014

(15,267)


(15,267)

Total stockholders' equity

155,973


165,700

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

746,599


769,432

 


CARRIAGE SERVICES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except share and per share data)






For the Three Months Ended March 31,


2013


2014





Revenues

$   57,315


$   55,847

Field costs and expenses

38,402


37,800

Gross profit

18,913


$   18,047

General and administrative expenses

6,629


9,677

Operating income

12,284


$     8,370

Interest expense, net

(2,595)


(3,016)

Loss on redemption of convertible junior subordinated notes

-


(3,778)

Other

-


1,130

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

9,689


$     2,706

Provision for income taxes

(4,280)


(1,055)

Net income from continuing operations

5,409


$     1,651

Net income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

(151)


567

Net income

5,258


2,218

Preferred stock dividend

(4)


-

Net income available to common stockholders

$     5,254


$     2,218





Basic earnings (loss) per common share:




Continuing operations

$      0.30


$      0.09

Discontinued operations

(0.01)


0.03

Basic earnings per common share

$      0.29


$      0.12





Diluted earnings (loss) per common share:




Continuing operations

$      0.26


$      0.09

Discontinued operations

(0.01)


0.03

Diluted earnings per common share

$      0.25


$      0.12









Dividends declared per common share

$    0.025


$    0.025





Weighted average number of common and common equivalent shares outstanding:




Basic

17,657


17,984

Diluted

22,246


18,143

 

The GAAP Diluted EPS for the three months ended March 31, 2013 includes 4.4 million shares that would be issued upon conversion of our convertible junior subordinated debentures as a result of the if-converted method prescribed by accounting standards.  

 


CARRIAGE SERVICES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)






For the Three Months Ended March 31,


2013


2014

Cash flows from operating activities:




Net income

$        5,258


$     2,218

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:




Loss (gain) on sale / purchase of businesses and other assets

389


(2,039)

Impairment of goodwill

100


-

Depreciation and amortization

2,848


2,764

Amortization of deferred financing costs

(638)


232

Accretion of debt discount on convertible subordinated notes

-


171

Provision for losses on accounts receivable

456


700

Stock-based compensation expense

646


1,491

Deferred income taxes

1,354


(4,780)

Loss on redemption of convertible junior subordinated debentures

-


2,932

Other

(34)


(3)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities that provided (required) cash:




Accounts and preneed receivables

(1,904)


(245)

Inventories and other current assets

478


299

Deferred charges and other

21


(318)

Preneed funeral and cemetery trust investments

1,410


(5,258)

Accounts payable

(874)


(2,566)

Accrued and other liabilities

(280)


(2,387)

Deferred preneed funeral and cemetery revenue

2,617


(37)

Deferred preneed funeral and cemetery receipts held in trust

(1,934)


5,208

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

9,913


(1,618)

Cash flows from investing activities:




Acquisitions and new construction

(6,051)


-

Net proceeds from the sale of businesses and other assets

2,011


200

Capital expenditures

(2,602)


(5,048)

Net cash used in investing activities

(6,642)


(4,848)





Cash flows from financing activities:




Net payments on the revolving credit facility

(1,700)


(36,900)

Payments on term loan

(2,500)


(3,000)

Proceeds from the issuance of convertible subordinated notes

-


143,750

Payment of debt issuance costs related to the convertible subordinated notes

-


(4,355)

Payments on other long-term debt and obligations under capital leases

(168)


(185)

Redemption of convertible junior subordinated debentures

-


(61,905)

Payments for performance-based stock awards

-


(16,150)

Proceeds from the exercise of stock options and employee stock purchase plan contributions

318


652

Dividends on common stock

(452)


(456)

Dividend on redeemable preferred stock

(4)


-

Payment of loan origination costs

(98)


-

Excess tax benefit of equity compensation

925


5,596

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(3,679)


27,047





Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(408)


20,581

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

1,698


1,377

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$        1,290


$   21,958

 


CARRIAGE SERVICES, INC.

CALCULATION OF EARNINGS PER SHARE

(in thousands, except share and per share data)



For the Three Months Ended March 31,


2013


2014





Numerator for basic earnings per share:




Numerator from continuing operations




Income from continuing operations

$              5,409


$        1,651

Less: Earnings allocated to unvested restricted stock

(139)


(37)

Income attributable to continuing operations

$              5,270


$        1,614





Numerator from discontinued operations




Income (loss) from discontinued operations

$               (151)


$          567

Less: Earnings allocated to unvested restricted stock

3


(13)

Income (loss) attributable to discontinued operations

$               (148)


$          554





Numerator for diluted earnings per share:




Adjustment for diluted earnings per share:




Interest on convertible junior subordinated debentures, net of tax

485


-


$                485


$            -





Income attributable to continuing operations

$              5,756


$       1,614

Income (loss) attributable to discontinued operations

$               (148)


$          554





Denominator




Denominator for basic earnings per common share - weighted average shares outstanding

17,657


17,984

Effect of dilutive securities:




Stock options

197


159

Convertible junior subordinated debentures

4,392


-

Denominator for diluted earnings per common share - weighted average shares outstanding

22,246


18,143





Basic earnings (loss) per common share:




Continuing operations

$               0.30


$         0.09

Discontinued operations

(0.01)


0.03

Basic earnings per common share

$               0.29


$         0.12





Diluted earnings (loss) per common share:




Continuing operations

$               0.26


$         0.09

Discontinued operations

(0.01)


0.03

Diluted earnings per common share

$               0.25


$         0.12

 

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

This press release uses Non-GAAP financial measures to present the financial performance of the Company.  Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company's reported operating results or cash flow from operations or any other measure of performance as determined in accordance with GAAP.  We believe the Non-GAAP results are useful to investors because such results help investors compare our results to previous periods and provide insights into underlying trends in our business. The Company's GAAP financial statements accompany this release.  Reconciliations of the Non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP measures are provided in this press release.

The Non-GAAP financial measures include "Adjusted Net Income", "Adjusted Basic Earnings Per Share", "Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share", "Consolidated EBITDA", "Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA", "Free Cash Flow", "Funeral, Cemetery and Financial EBITDA", "Total Field EBITDA" and  "Special Items" in this press release.  These financial measurements are defined as similar GAAP items adjusted for Special Items and are reconciled to GAAP in this press release.  In addition, the Company's presentation of these measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures in other companies' reports. The definitions used by the Company for our internal management purposes and in this press release are as follows:

  • Adjusted Net Income is defined as net income from continuing operations plus adjustments for special items and other non-recurring expenses or credits. 
  • Consolidated EBITDA is defined as net income from continuing operations before income taxes, interest expenses, non-cash stock compensation, depreciation and amortization, and interest income and other, net. 
  • Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA is defined as Consolidated EBITDA plus adjustments for special items and non-recurring expenses or credits. 
  • Free Cash Flow is defined as net cash provided by operations, adjusted by special items as deemed necessary, less cash for maintenance capital expenditures. 
  • Funeral Field EBITDA is defined as Funeral Gross Profit less depreciation and amortization, regional and unallocated overhead expenses and net financial income.
  • Cemetery Field EBITDA is defined as Cemetery Gross Profit less depreciation and amortization, regional and unallocated overhead expenses and net financial income.
  • Financial EBITDA is defined as Financial Revenue less Financial Expenses.
  • Total Field EBITDA is defined as Gross Profit less depreciation and amortization, regional and unallocated overhead expenses. 
  • Special Items is defined as charges or credits that are deemed as Non-GAAP items such as withdrawable trust income, acquisition and divestiture expenses, litigation settlements, severance costs, loss on early retirement of debt and other costs, discrete tax items and other non-recurring amounts. 
  • Adjusted Basic Earnings Per Share is defined as GAAP Basic Earnings Per Share, adjusted for special items. 
  • Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share is defined as GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share, adjusted for special items.

Certain state regulations allow the withdrawal of financial income from preneed cemetery merchandise and services trust funds when realized in the trust.  Under current generally accepted accounting principles, trust income is only recognized in the Company's financial statements at a later time when the related merchandise and services sold on the preneed contract is delivered at the time of death.  Carriage has provided financial income from the trusts, termed "Withdrawable Trust Income" and reported on a Non-GAAP proforma basis within Special Items in the accompanying Operating and Financial Trend Report (a Non-GAAP Unaudited Income Statement), to reflect the current cash results. Management believes that the Withdrawable Trust Income provides useful information to investors because it presents income and cash flow when earned by the trusts.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

This press release includes the use of certain financial measures that are not GAAP measures.  The Non-GAAP financial measures are presented for additional information and are reconciled to their most comparable GAAP measures below.

 

Reconciliation of Net Income from continuing operations to Adjusted Net Income for the five quarters ended March 31, 2014 (in thousands):








QTR 1

QTR 2

QTR 3

QTR 4

QTR 1


2013

2013

2013

2013

2014

Net Income from continuing operations

$   5,409

$   3,602

$   1,914

$   4,257

$   1,651

Special items, net of tax






Withdrawable Trust Income

328

141

210

281

137

Acquisition/Divestiture Expenses

5

102

143

246

454

Severance Costs

126

325

409

104

193

Consulting Fees

-

168

110

90

147

Gain on Asset Purchase

-

-

-

-

(689)

Loss on Redemption of Convertible Junior Subordinated Debentures

-

-

-

-

2,305

Accretion for Convertible Subordinated Notes

-

-

-

-

104

Additional Interest and Costs of the Credit Facility

-

248

-

-

-

Tax Adjustment from Prior Period

598

-

-

(338)

-

Securities Transactions Expenses

-

-

160

-

-

Other Incentive Compensation

-

-

-

-

610

Other Special Items

(484)

-

-

-

465

Sum of Special items affecting net income, net of tax

$     573

$     984

$   1,032

$     383

$   3,726

Adjusted Net Income

$   5,982

$   4,586

$   2,946

$   4,640

$   5,377

 

 

Reconciliation of Net Income from continuing operations to Consolidated EBITDA and Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA for the five quarters ended March 31, 2014 (in thousands):








QTR 1

QTR 2

QTR 3

QTR 4

QTR 1


2013

2013

2013

2013

2014

Net income from continuing operations

$        5,409

$         3,602

$        1,914

$           4,257

$          1,651

Provision for income taxes

4,280

2,207

1,262

1,528

1,055

Pre-tax earnings from continuing operations

$        9,689

$         5,809

$        3,176

$           5,785

$          2,706

Interest expense, net

3,428

3,693

3,250

3,066

3,016

Loss on redemption of convertible junior subordinated debentures

-

-

-

-

3,778

Non-cash stock compensation

646

978

675

617

729

Depreciation & amortization

2,823

3,074

2,939

2,833

2,764

Other, net

(833)

(29)

(34)

-

(368)

Consolidated EBITDA 

$       15,753

$        13,525

$       10,006

$         12,301

$        12,625

Adjusted For:






Withdrawable Trust Income

497

213

318

426

225

Acquisition/Divestiture Expenses

8

155

217

372

744

Severance Costs

191

493

620

158

317

Consulting Fees

-

255

166

136

241

Securities Transaction Expenses

-

-

242

-

-

Other Incentive Compensation

-

-

-

-

1,000

Other Special Items

83

-

-

-

-

Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA 

$       16,532

$        14,641

$       11,569

$         13,393

$        15,152

Revenue

$       57,315

$        54,075

$       49,707

$         52,860

$        55,847







Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA Margin

28.8%

27.1%

23.3%

25.3%

27.1%

 

 

Reconciliation of funeral and cemetery income before income taxes to Field EBITDA for the five quarters ended March 31, 2014 (in thousands):







Funeral Field EBITDA

QTR 1

QTR 2

QTR 3

QTR 4

QTR 1


2013

2013

2013

2013

2014

Gross Profit (GAAP)

$   14,839

$   12,816

$   10,225

$   11,090

$   14,553

Depreciation & amortization

1,610

1,620

1,462

1,779

1,621

Regional & unallocated costs

2,250

1,763

2,220

1,877

1,946

Net financial income

(1,822)

(2,380)

(1,825)

(1,960)

(2,245)

Funeral Field EBITDA

$   16,877

$   13,819

$   12,082

$   12,786

$   15,875

Funeral Field Operating Revenue

$   42,817

$   37,987

$   35,238

$   38,659

$   41,660

Funeral Field EBITDA Margin

39.4 %

36.4 %

34.3 %

33.1 %

38.1 %













Cemetery Field EBITDA

QTR 1

QTR 2

QTR 3

QTR 4

QTR 1


2013

2013

2013

2013

2014

Gross Profit (GAAP)

$     4,074

$     4,106

$     3,887

$     3,346

$     3,494

Depreciation & amortization

866

1,082

625

1,166

801

Regional & unallocated costs

509

549

500

344

433

Net financial income

(2,456)

(2,429)

(2,275)

(2,180)

(1,898)

Cemetery Field EBITDA

$     2,993

$     3,308

$     2,737

$     2,676

$     2,830

Cemetery Field Operating Revenue

$     9,760

$   10,901

$   10,057

$     9,764

$     9,767

Cemetery Field EBITDA Margin

30.7 %

30.3 %

27.2 %

27.4 %

29.0 %













Total Field EBITDA

QTR 1

QTR 2

QTR 3

QTR 4

QTR 1


2013

2013

2013

2013

2014

Funeral Field EBITDA

$   16,877

$   13,819

$   12,082

$   12,786

$   15,875

Cemetery Field EBITDA

2,993

3,308

2,737

2,676

2,830

Funeral Financial EBITDA

1,822

2,380

1,825

1,960

2,245

Cemetery Financial EBITDA

2,456

2,429

2,275

2,180

1,898

Total Field EBITDA

$   24,148

$   21,936

$   18,919

$   19,602

$   22,848







 


Reconciliation of GAAP basic earnings per share to Adjusted basic earnings per share for the five quarters ended March 31, 2014:








QTR 1

QTR 2

QTR 3

QTR 4

QTR 1


2013

2013

2013

2013

2014

GAAP basic earnings per share from continuing operations

$       0.30

$       0.20

$       0.10

$       0.23

$       0.09

Special items affecting net income

0.03

0.06

0.06

0.02

0.21

Adjusted basic earnings per share 

$       0.33

$       0.26

$       0.16

$       0.25

$       0.30

 

Reconciliation of GAAP diluted earnings per share to Adjusted diluted earnings per share for the five quarters ended March 31, 2014:








QTR 1

QTR 2

QTR 3

QTR 4

QTR 1


2013

2013

2013

2013

2014

GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations

$               0.26

$           0.20

$           0.10

$          0.23

$   0.09

Special items affecting net income

0.03

0.05

0.06

0.02

0.20

Dilution effect of convertible junior subordinated debentures 

0.02

-

-

-

-

Adjusted diluted earnings per share 

$              0.31

$           0.25

$           0.16

$          0.25

$   0.29

On page 4 of this press release, we present the Rolling Four Quarter Outlook ("Outlook") which reflects management's opinion on the performance of the portfolio of businesses, plus visible and likely acquisitions, for the rolling four quarter period ending March 31, 2015, and the performance of trusts during the corresponding period. This Outlook is not intended to be management estimates or forecasts of our future performance, as we believe such precise rolling estimates will be precisely wrong all the time. The following three reconciliations are presented at the midpoint of the range in this Outlook.

Reconciliation of Net Income to Consolidated EBITDA and Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA for the estimated rolling four quarters ending March 31, 2015 (in thousands):




Rolling Four Quarter Outlook


March  31, 2015E

Net income 



$ 18,900



Provision for income taxes



11,600



Pre-tax earnings



$   30,500



Net interest expense, including loan cost amortization



14,100



Depreciation & amortization, including stock compensation



15,400



Consolidated EBITDA



$   60,000



Adjusted for special items



3,900



Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA



$   63,900















 

Reconciliation of Net Income from Adjusted Net Income for the estimated rolling four quarters ending March 31, 2015 (in thousands):




Rolling Four Quarter Outlook


March  31, 2015E

Net income 



$   18,900



Special items, net of tax



4,700



Adjusted Net Income



$   23,600















 

Reconciliation of GAAP basic earnings per share to Adjusted basic earnings per share for the estimated rolling four quarters ending March 31, 2015:




Rolling Four Quarter Outlook


March  31, 2015E

GAAP basic earnings per share 



$       1.03



Special items affecting net income



0.25



Adjusted basic earnings per share 



$       1.28



 

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements made herein or elsewhere by, or on behalf of, the Company that are not historical facts are intended to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  In addition to historical information, this Press Release contains certain statements and information that may constitute forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include statements regarding the consummation of the SCI acquisition, any projections of earnings, revenues, asset sales, cash flow, debt levels or other financial items; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; any statements of belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing and are based on our current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effect on us. The words "may", "will", "estimate", "intend", "believe", "expect", "project", "forecast", "foresee", "should", "would", "could", "plan", "anticipate" and other similar words or expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which are generally not historical in nature. While management believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made, there can be no assurance that future developments affecting us will be those that we anticipate. All comments concerning our expectations for future revenues and operating results are based on our forecasts for our existing operations and do not include the potential impact of any future acquisitions. Our forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from our historical experience and our present expectations or projections. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those summarized below:

  • the execution of our Standards Operating Model;
  • changes in the number of deaths in our markets;
  • changes in consumer preferences;
  • ability to find and retain skilled personnel;
  • the effects of competition;
  • the investment performance of our funeral and cemetery trust funds;
  • fluctuations in interest rates;
  • our ability to obtain debt or equity financing on satisfactory terms to fund additional acquisitions, expansion projects, working capital requirements and the repayment or refinancing of indebtedness;
  • death benefits related to preneed funeral contracts funded through life insurance contracts;
  • our ability to generate preneed sales;
  • the financial condition of third-party insurance companies that fund our preneed funeral contracts;
  • increased or unanticipated costs, such as insurance or taxes;
  • effects of the application of applicable laws and regulations, including changes in such regulations or the interpretation thereof;
  • consolidation of the deathcare industry;
  • our ability to consummate the SCI acquisition; and
  • other factors and uncertainties inherent in the deathcare industry.

For additional information regarding known material factors that could cause our actual results to differ from our projected results, please see "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after the date they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. A copy of the Company's Form 10-K, other Carriage Services information and news releases are available at www.carriageservices.com.          

This press release includes the use of certain financial measures that are not GAAP measures.  The Non-GAAP financial measures are presented for additional information and are reconciled to their most comparable GAAP measures in the tables presented above.  

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