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ABM Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2022 Results and Reaffirms Full Year Guidance for Adjusted EPS

  • Generates revenue of $1.9 billion, up 26.7% year-over-year, including organic growth of 7.5%
  • Posts net income of $48.8 million and GAAP EPS of $0.72, both up 57% year-over-year
  • Records adjusted EBITDA of $118.9 million, up 12% year-over-year
  • Delivers adjusted EPS of $0.89, up 9% year-over-year

NEW YORK, June 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ABM (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2022.

Scott Salmirs, ABM’s President and Chief Executive Officer commented, “ABM posted strong results in the second quarter, continuing the momentum we saw at the start of the year. I am particularly pleased with our organic growth of 7.5%, which was driven by solid demand across Business & Industry, Aviation, Manufacturing & Distribution, and Technical Solutions, especially in our eMobility business. Our teams executed well, largely mitigating wage cost inflation and delivering an adjusted EBITDA margin of 6.5%, which is a significant improvement over pre-pandemic levels. This result is indicative of our strong client relationships and emphasis on profitability.”

“In all, our financial performance was largely driven by acquisitions, strong demand for our core janitorial services, and the ongoing recovery in the aviation market, partially offset by the expected decline in disinfection-related work orders and EnhancedClean™ services from the heightened levels in last year’s second quarter.”

Mr. Salmirs continued, “Looking forward, ABM is well positioned for growth in the current economic environment, reflecting the essential nature of the work we do and continued client demand for services that promote healthy buildings, sustainability and energy efficiency. This belief is supported by $795 million in new sales bookings for the first six months of 2022, an increase of 11% over the prior year period. ABM has performed well throughout the first half of the year and we expect our end-markets to remain resilient, even as the economy continues to face inflationary pressures. Given this backdrop, we are reaffirming our full year adjusted EPS guidance.”

Second Quarter Financial and Business Results

For the second quarter of fiscal 2022, the Company reported revenue of $1.9 billion, up 26.7% over the prior year period, comprised of 7.5% organic growth and 19.2% from acquisitions. As anticipated, the Company’s revenue mix reflected a decrease in disinfection-related work orders and EnhancedClean™ business versus the prior year period. Organic revenue growth was led by a 27% year-over-year gain in Aviation, driven by recovering consumer and business travel, and by an 18% gain in Technical Solutions, powered by strong growth in the Company’s e-mobility business. Business & Industry grew 6% organically, with B&I’s total revenue growth of 48.9% reflecting a full quarter of Able revenue and three weeks of the Momentum acquisition. Manufacturing & Distribution posted organic growth of 5%, while Education organic revenue decreased 4%.

On a GAAP basis, the Company reported net income of $48.8 million, or $0.72 per diluted share compared to net income of $31.1 million, or $0.46 per diluted share last year. Both GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share increased 57% versus the prior year period. The second quarter of 2022 growth rate was driven by higher segment earnings on significantly higher revenue and the absence of a litigation reserve taken in the prior year period, which were partially offset by ELEVATE transformation costs.

Results for the quarter on both a GAAP and adjusted basis reflected increased operating earnings on higher revenue as well as the benefits of one less work day. These were partially offset by the impact of a decrease in the volume of higher-margin virus protection services and work orders and higher costs.

Adjusted net income for the second quarter of 2022 was $60.2 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, representing increases of 8% and 9%, respectively, over the $55.5 million, or $0.82 per diluted share recorded in the second quarter of fiscal 2021. Adjusted results exclude items impacting comparability. A description of items impacting comparability can be found in the “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” table.

Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was $118.9 million compared to $106.6 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2021, an increase of 12%. Adjusted EBITDA margin for the quarter was 6.5% versus 7.4% last year, primarily reflecting the aforementioned change in service mix and cost increases.

Update on ELEVATE

The Company continued to make progress on several ELEVATE initiatives during the second quarter, including advancement in designing and testing its core cloud-based ERP system and further refinement of its cloud-based recruiting and tracking system and processes.

In addition, the Company closed on the purchase of Ireland-based Momentum Support during the second quarter, further executing its ELEVATE strategy to grow through strategic acquisitions. The acquisition is expected to provide annualized revenue of approximately $70 million and expands ABM’s footprint to the Ireland market. Momentum offers a blue-chip customer base and provides attractive cross-selling opportunities to existing ABM clients with operations in Ireland.

Liquidity, Capital Structure & Share Repurchases

The Company ended the quarter with total debt of $1,335.7 million, including $162.4 million in standby letters of credit, resulting in a total leverage ratio, as defined by the Company’s credit facility, of 2.4x. In total, the Company had available liquidity of approximately $781 million, inclusive of cash and cash equivalents of $48.9 million.

During the second quarter, the Company repurchased 0.7 million shares of its common stock at an average share price of $43.50, for a total cost of $30.0 million. Through the first half of the year, the Company has repurchased 1.0 million shares for $43.3 million.

Declaration of Quarterly Cash Dividend

The Company announced that the Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.195 per common share payable on August 1, 2022 to shareholders of record on July 7, 2022. This will be the Company’s 225th consecutive quarterly cash dividend.

Guidance

For full year 2022, the Company now expects GAAP EPS to be in the range of $2.91 to $3.11, compared to $2.65 to $2.85 previously. This increase reflects a combined $0.26 EPS benefit from changes in items impacting comparability. Excluding these items, the Company reaffirms its prior guidance for full year 2022 adjusted EPS of $3.50 to $3.70, and for adjusted EBITDA margin to be in the range of 6.4% to 6.8%.

Conference Call Information

ABM will host its quarterly conference call for all interested parties on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 5:00 PM (ET). The live conference call can be accessed via audio webcast at the “Investors” section of the Company’s website, located at www.abm.com, or by dialing (877) 451-6152 (domestic) or (412) 317-6671 (international) approximately 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time. 

A supplemental presentation will accompany the webcast on the Company’s website.

A replay will be available approximately two hours after the webcast through June 22, 2022, and can be accessed by dialing (844) 512-2921 and then entering ID #13729675.  A replay link of the webcast will also be archived on the ABM website for 90 days.

About ABM

ABM (NYSE: ABM) is one of the world’s largest providers of integrated facility services. A driving force for a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable world, ABM provides essential services that improve the spaces and places that matter most. From curbside to rooftop, ABM offers a comprehensive array of facility services that includes janitorial, engineering, parking, electrical & lighting, energy solutions, HVAC & mechanical, landscape & turf, and mission critical solutions. ABM delivers these custom facility solutions to properties across a wide range of industries – from commercial office buildings to schools, airports, hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and distribution centers, entertainment venues and more. Founded in 1909, ABM serves over 20,000 clients, with annualized revenue exceeding $7 billion and more than 100,000 team members in 350+ offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom and other international locations. For more information, visit www.abm.com.

Cautionary Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release contains both historical and forward-looking statements about ABM Industries Incorporated (“ABM”) and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “ABM,” “we,” “us,” “our,” or the “Company”). We make forward-looking statements related to future expectations, estimates and projections that are uncertain, and often contain words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “likely,” “may,” “outlook,” “plan,” “predict,” “should,” “target,” or other similar words or phrases. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. For us, particular uncertainties that could cause our actual results to be materially different from those expressed in our forward-looking statements include: The COVID-19 pandemic has had and is expected to continue having a negative effect on the global economy, and the United States economy, and it has disrupted and is expected to continue disrupting our operations and our clients’ operations, which may adversely affect our business, results of operations, cash flows, and financial condition; our success depends on our ability to gain profitable business despite competitive market pressures; our business success depends on our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel and senior management and to manage labor costs; investments in and changes to our businesses, operating structure, financial reporting structure, or personnel relating to our ELEVATE strategy, including the implementation of strategic transformations, enhanced business processes, and technology initiatives may not have the desired effects on our financial condition and results of operations; our ability to preserve long-term client relationships is essential to our continued success; our international business involves risks different from those we face in the United States that could have an effect on our results of operations and financial condition; our use of subcontractors or joint venture partners to perform work under customer contracts exposes us to liability and financial risk; acquisitions, divestitures, and other strategic transactions could fail to achieve financial or strategic objectives, disrupt our ongoing business, and adversely impact our results of operations; we may experience difficulties integrating Able Services and may not realize the growth opportunities and cost synergies that are anticipated from the Able acquisition; we manage our insurable risks through a combination of third-party purchased policies and self-insurance, and we retain a substantial portion of the risk associated with expected losses under these programs, which exposes us to volatility associated with those risks, including the possibility that changes in estimates to our ultimate insurance loss reserves could result in material charges against our earnings; our risk management and safety programs may not have the intended effect of reducing our liability for personal injury or property loss; we may experience breaches of, or disruptions to, our information technology systems or those of our third-party providers or clients, or other compromises of our data that could adversely affect our business; unfavorable developments in our class and representative actions and other lawsuits alleging various claims could cause us to incur substantial liabilities; a significant number of our employees are covered by collective bargaining agreements that could expose us to potential liabilities in relation to our participation in multiemployer pension plans, requirements to make contributions to other benefit plans, and the potential for strikes, work slowdowns or similar activities, and union organizing drives; our business may be materially affected by changes to fiscal and tax policies; negative or unexpected tax consequences could adversely affect our results of operations; changes in general economic conditions, such as changes in energy prices, government regulations, or consumer preferences, could reduce the demand for facility services and, as a result, reduce our earnings and adversely affect our financial condition; future increases in the level of our borrowings or in interest rates could affect our results of operations; impairment of goodwill and long-lived assets could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations; if we fail to maintain proper and effective internal control over financial reporting in the future, our ability to produce accurate and timely financial statements could be negatively impacted, which could harm our operating results and investor perceptions of our Company and as a result may have a material adverse effect on the value of our common stock; our business may be negatively impacted by adverse weather conditions; catastrophic events, disasters, and terrorist attacks could disrupt our services; actions of activist investors could disrupt our business. For additional information on these and other risks and uncertainties we face, see ABM’s risk factors, as they may be amended from time to time, set forth in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings. We urge readers to consider these risks and uncertainties in evaluating our forward-looking statements. We caution readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

To supplement ABM’s consolidated financial information, the Company has presented net income and net income per diluted share as adjusted for items impacting comparability for the second quarter of fiscal years 2022 and 2021. These adjustments have been made with the intent of providing financial measures that give management and investors a better understanding of the underlying operational results and trends as well as ABM’s operational performance. In addition, the Company has presented earnings, net of taxes, interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and excluding items impacting comparability (adjusted EBITDA) for the second quarter of fiscal years 2022 and 2021. Adjusted EBITDA is among the indicators management uses as a basis for planning and forecasting future periods. Adjusted EBITDA margin is defined as adjusted EBITDA divided by revenue excluding management reimbursement. We cannot provide a reconciliation of forward-looking non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA margin measures to GAAP due to the inherent difficulty in forecasting and quantifying certain amounts that are necessary for such reconciliation. The Company has also presented Free Cash Flow which is defined as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities less additions to property, plant and equipment. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. (See accompanying financial tables for supplemental financial data and corresponding reconciliations to certain GAAP financial measures.)

We round amounts to millions but calculate all percentages and per-share data from the underlying whole-dollar amounts. As a result, certain amounts may not foot, crossfoot, or recalculate based on reported numbers due to rounding. Unless otherwise noted, all references to years are to our fiscal year, which ends on October 31.

Contact:  
Investor Relations: Paul Goldberg
  (212) 297-9721
  ir@abm.com
   

ABM INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)

    Three Months Ended April 30,    
(in millions, except per share amounts)     2022       2021     Increase /
(Decrease)
Revenues   $ 1,897.8     $ 1,497.4     26.7  %
Operating expenses     1,648.3       1,274.5     29.3  %
Selling, general and administrative expenses(1)     156.8       161.9     (3.1 )%
Amortization of intangible assets     17.6       10.7     64.8  %
Operating profit     75.0       50.3     49.1  %
Income from unconsolidated affiliates     0.6       0.2     NM *
Interest expense     (7.8 )     (7.8 )   (0.2 )%
Income before income taxes     67.8       42.8     58.4  %
Income tax provision     (19.0 )     (11.7 )   (62.6 )%
Net income   $ 48.8     $ 31.1     56.9  %
Net income per common share            
Basic   $ 0.73     $ 0.46     58.7  %
Diluted     0.72     $ 0.46     56.5  %
Weighted-average common and common equivalent
shares outstanding
           
Basic     67.2       67.3      
Diluted     67.5       67.8      
Dividends declared per common share   $ 0.195     $ 0.190      
                     
*Not meaningful (due to variance greater than or equal to +/-100%)
(1) 2021 includes $30 million litigation settlement reserve
 

ABM INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)

    Six Months Ended April 30,    
(in millions, except per share amounts)     2022       2021     Increase /
(Decrease)
Revenues   $ 3,834.1     $ 2,989.8     28.2  %
Operating expenses     3,307.9       2,523.8     31.1  %
Selling, general and administrative expenses(1)     309.9       284.5     8.9  %
Amortization of intangible assets     35.2       21.5     63.6  %
Operating profit     181.0       160.1     13.1  %
Income from unconsolidated affiliates     1.0       0.8     23.2  %
Interest expense     (14.1 )     (16.3 )   13.7  %
Income before income taxes     168.0       144.6     16.2  %
Income tax provision     (43.2 )     (38.9 )   (11.2 )%
Net income   $ 124.8     $ 105.7     18.0  %
Net income per common share            
Basic   $ 1.85     $ 1.57     17.8  %
Diluted     1.84     $ 1.56     17.9  %
Weighted-average common and common equivalent
shares outstanding
           
Basic     67.5       67.2      
Diluted     67.9       67.7      
Dividends declared per common share   $ 0.390     $ 0.380      
                     
(1) 2021 includes $30 million litigation settlement reserve
 

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SELECTED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)

    Three Months Ended April 30,
(in millions)     2022       2021  
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities(a)   $ (43.9 )   $ 125.9  
Additions to property, plant and equipment     (10.0 )     (8.3 )
Purchase of businesses, net of cash acquired     (56.7 )      
Other     3.6       0.2  
Net cash used in investing activities   $ (63.1 )   $ (8.2 )
Proceeds from issuance of share-based compensation awards, net     0.8       0.9  
Repurchases of common stock     (30.0 )      
Dividends paid     (13.0 )     (12.7 )
Borrowings from credit facility     245.1        
Repayment of borrowings from credit facility     (80.7 )     (50.2 )
Changes in book cash overdrafts     (15.0 )     (1.3 )
Financing of energy savings performance contracts     4.0       3.5  
Repayment of finance lease obligations     (0.4 )     (0.8 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   $ 110.9     $ (60.7 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents     (1.6 )     0.3  
                 
(a) Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities for the three months ended April 30, 2022 was unfavorably impacted by $143.8 million payment made for the Bucio settlement.  
   

ABM INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

SELECTED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)

    Six Months Ended April 30,
(in millions)     2022       2021  
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities(a)   $ (137.5 )   $ 171.2  
Additions to property, plant and equipment     (19.6 )     (14.9 )
Purchase of businesses, net of cash acquired     (56.7 )      
Other     0.9       1.5  
Net cash used in investing activities   $ (75.5 )   $ (13.4 )
Taxes withheld from issuance of share-based compensation awards, net     (9.2 )     (5.6 )
Repurchases of common stock     (43.3 )      
Dividends paid     (26.2 )     (25.4 )
Borrowings from debt     720.6       2.6  
Repayment of borrowings from debt     (437.3 )     (82.8 )
Changes in book cash overdrafts     (9.1 )     (13.3 )
Financing of energy savings performance contracts     6.6       7.5  
Repayment of finance lease obligations     (1.0 )     (1.5 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   $ 201.2     $ (118.5 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents     (2.2 )     2.2  
                 
(a) Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities for the six months ended April 30, 2022 was unfavorably impacted by $143.8 million payment made for the Bucio settlement as well as a $66 million payment for deferred payroll taxes under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). The six months ended April 30, 2021 was positively impacted by a deferral of approximately $31 million of payroll taxes under the CARES Act.
 

ABM INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)

(in millions)   April 30, 2022   October 31, 2021
ASSETS        
Current assets        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 48.9   $ 62.8
Trade accounts receivable, net of allowances     1,224.7     1,137.1
Costs incurred in excess of amounts billed     72.3     52.5
Prepaid expenses     98.2     88.7
Other current assets     64.0     60.0
Total current assets     1,508.2     1,401.2
Other investments     15.8     11.8
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation     106.9     111.9
Right-of-use assets     115.4     126.5
Other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization     399.5     424.8
Goodwill     2,292.2     2,228.9
Other noncurrent assets     148.2     131.2
Total assets   $ 4,586.3   $ 4,436.2
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY        
Current liabilities        
Current portion of long-term debt, net   $ 181.5   $ 31.4
Trade accounts payable     263.3     289.4
Accrued compensation     205.3     238.0
Accrued taxes—other than income     127.5     124.9
Insurance claims     170.3     171.4
Income taxes payable     6.2     11.4
Current portion of lease liabilities     30.0     31.8
Other accrued liabilities     296.7     387.4
Total current liabilities     1,280.7     1,285.8
Long-term debt, net     986.6     852.8
Long-term lease liabilities     106.0     116.6
Deferred income tax liability, net     65.6     22.5
Noncurrent insurance claims     409.5     413.3
Other noncurrent liabilities     59.5     123.5
Noncurrent income taxes payable     8.8     12.5
Total liabilities     2,916.7     2,827.0
Total stockholders’ equity     1,669.6     1,609.2
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 4,586.3   $ 4,436.2
             

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REVENUES AND OPERATING PROFIT BY SEGMENT (UNAUDITED)

    Three Months Ended April 30,   Increase/
(Decrease)
(in millions)     2022       2021    
Revenues            
Business & Industry   $ 1,003.6     $ 673.9     48.9  %
Manufacturing & Distribution     356.9       340.3     4.9  %
Education     204.4       212.8     (3.9 )%
Aviation     185.9       145.9     27.4  %
Technical Solutions     147.0       124.5     18.1  %
Total Revenues   $ 1,897.8     $ 1,497.4     26.7  %
Operating profit              
Business & Industry   $ 76.7     $ 72.0     6.5 %
Manufacturing & Distribution     41.9       40.1     4.6 %
Education     11.7       13.8     (14.9 )%
Aviation     9.6       5.7     68.6  %
Technical Solutions     10.6       10.2     3.8  %
Government Services     (0.3 )         NM *
Corporate     (74.5 )     (90.8 )   17.9  %
Adjustment for income from unconsolidated affiliates, included in
Aviation and Technical Solutions
    (0.6 )     (0.2 )   NM *
Adjustment for tax deductions for energy efficient government
buildings, included in Technical Solutions
    (0.2 )     (0.4 )   60.0  %
Total operating profit     75.0       50.3     49.1  %
Income from unconsolidated affiliates     0.6       0.2     NM *
Interest expense     (7.8 )     (7.8 )   (0.2 )%
Income before income taxes     67.8       42.8     58.4  %
Income tax provision     (19.0 )     (11.7 )   (62.6 )%
Net income   $ 48.8     $ 31.1     56.9  %
                       
*Not meaningful (due to variance greater than or equal to +/-100%)
 

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REVENUES AND OPERATING PROFIT BY SEGMENT (UNAUDITED)

    Six Months Ended April 30,   Increase/
(Decrease)
(in millions)     2022       2021    
Revenues            
Business & Industry   $ 2,033.1     $ 1,364.1     49.0  %
Manufacturing & Distribution     716.0       681.0     5.1  %
Education     410.1       420.8     (2.6 )%
Aviation     386.1       286.8     34.6  %
Technical Solutions     288.8       237.1     21.8  %
Total Revenues   $ 3,834.1     $ 2,989.8     28.2  %
Operating profit              
Business & Industry   $ 160.0     $ 144.7     10.6  %
Manufacturing & Distribution     82.5       79.8     3.4  %
Education     24.3       35.5     (31.3 )%
Aviation     18.5       8.8     NM ^
Technical Solutions(a)     27.4       16.2     69.4  %
Government Services     (0.3 )     (0.1 )   NM ^
Corporate     (130.3 )     (123.4 )   (5.6 )%
Adjustment for income from unconsolidated affiliates, included in
Aviation and Technical Solutions
    (1.0 )     (0.8 )   (23.2 )%
Adjustment for tax deductions for energy efficient government
buildings, included in Technical Solutions
    (0.2 )     (0.6 )   73.0  %
Total operating profit     181.0       160.1     13.1  %
Income from unconsolidated affiliates     1.0       0.8     23.2  %
Interest expense     (14.1 )     (16.3 )   13.7  %
Income before income taxes     168.0       144.6     16.2  %
Income tax provision     (43.2 )     (38.9 )   (11.2 )%
Net income   $ 124.8     $ 105.7     18.0  %
                       
*Not meaningful (due to variance greater than or equal to +/-100%)
(a) 2022 includes a $7.7 million gain on the sale of certain healthcare customer contracts.
 

ABM INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (UNAUDITED)

(in millions, except per share amounts)

    Three Months Ended April 30,   Six Months Ended April 30,
      2022       2021       2022       2021  
Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income                
Net income   $ 48.8     $ 31.1     $ 124.8     $ 105.7  
Items impacting comparability(a)                
Prior year self-insurance adjustment(b)     (3.5 )           (28.7 )     (11.4 )
Legal costs and other settlements(c)     1.2       34.0       3.2       36.5  
Acquisition and integration related costs(d)     1.1             9.4        
Transformation initiative costs(e)     17.0             28.5        
Sale of healthcare customer contracts(f)                 (7.7 )      
Other           (0.1 )            
Total items impacting comparability     15.8       33.9       4.6       25.1  
Income tax benefit(g)(h)     (4.4 )     (9.5 )     (4.9 )     (7.0 )
Items impacting comparability, net of taxes     11.4       24.4       (0.3 )     18.0  
Adjusted net income   $ 60.2     $ 55.5     $ 124.5     $ 123.8  

    Three Months Ended April 30,   Six Months Ended April 30,
      2022     2021     2022     2021
Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA                
Net income   $ 48.8   $ 31.1   $ 124.8   $ 105.7
Items impacting comparability     15.8     33.9     4.6     25.1
Income tax provision     19.0     11.7     43.2     38.9
Interest expense     7.8     7.8     14.1     16.3
Depreciation and amortization     27.5     22.1     55.1     44.3
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 118.9   $ 106.6   $ 241.9   $ 230.3

    Three Months Ended April 30,   Six Months Ended April 30,
      2022       2021       2022       2021  
Revenues Excluding Management Reimbursement                
Revenues   $ 1,897.8     $ 1,497.4     $ 3,834.1     $ 2,989.8  
Management reimbursement     (66.4 )     (56.1 )     (131.3 )   $ (113.1 )
Revenues excluding management reimbursement   $ 1,831.4     $ 1,441.4     $ 3,702.8     $ 2,876.7  
                 
Adjusted EBITDA margin as a % of revenues
excluding management reimbursement
(i)
    6.5 %     7.4 %     6.5 %     8.0 %

    Three Months Ended April 30,   Six Months Ended April 30,
      2022     2021     2022     2021
Reconciliation of Net Income per Diluted Share to
Adjusted Net Income per Diluted Share
               
Net income per diluted share   $ 0.72   $ 0.46   $ 1.84   $ 1.56
Items impacting comparability, net of taxes     0.17     0.36         0.27
Adjusted net income per diluted share   $ 0.89   $ 0.82   $ 1.83   $ 1.83
Diluted shares     67.5     67.8     67.9     67.7

    Three Months Ended April 30,   Six Months Ended April 30,
      2022       2021       2022       2021  
Reconciliation of Net Cash (Used in) Provided by
Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow
               
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities   $ (43.9 )   $ 125.9     $ (137.5 )   $ 171.2  
Additions to property, plant and equipment     (10.0 )     (8.3 )     (19.6 )     (14.9 )
Free Cash Flow   $ (53.9 )   $ 117.6     $ (157.1 )   $ 156.3  

(a)The Company adjusts income to exclude the impact of certain items that are unusual, non-recurring, or otherwise do not reflect management’s views of the underlying operational results and trends of the Company.

(b) Represents the net adjustments to our self-insurance reserve for general liability, workers’ compensation, automobile and medical and dental insurance claims related to prior period accident years. Management believes these prior period reserve changes do not illustrate the performance of the Company’s normal ongoing operations given the current year’s insurance expense is estimated by management in conjunction with the Company’s outside actuary to take into consideration past history and current costs and regulatory trends. Once the Company develops its best estimate of insurance expense premiums for the year, the Company fully allocates such costs out to the business leaders to hold them accountable for the current year costs within operations. However, since these prior period reserve changes relate to claims that could date back many years, current management has limited ability to influence the ultimate development of the prior year changes. Accordingly, including the prior period reserve changes in the Company’s current operational results would not depict how the business is run as the Company holds its management accountable for the current year’s operational performance. The Company believes the exclusion of the self-insurance adjustment from net income is useful to investors by enabling them to better assess our operating performance in the context of current year profitability. For the three and six months ended April 30, 2022, our self-insurance general liability, workers’ compensation, and automobile and medical and dental insurance claims related to prior period accident years decreased by $3.5 million and $28.7 million respectively. For the three and six months ended April 30, 2021, the liability decreased by $0.0 million and $11.4 million.

(c) The three and six months ended April 30, 2021, includes a reserve for Bucio litigation of $30 million.

(d) Represents acquisition and integration related costs primarily associated with Able acquisition.

(e) Represents discrete transformational costs that primarily consists of general and administrative costs for developing technological needs and alternatives, project management, testing, training and data conversion inclusive of internal costs, consulting and professional fees for i) new enterprise resource planning system, ii) client facing technology, iii) workforce management tools and iv) data analytics. These costs are not expected to recur beyond the deployment of these initiatives.

(f) Represents a $7.7 million gain on the sale of certain healthcare customer contracts.

(g) The Company’s tax impact is calculated using the federal and state statutory rate of 28.11% for US and 19% for UK for FY 2022 and FY 2021. We calculate tax from the underlying whole-dollar amounts, as a result, certain amounts may not recalculate based on reported numbers due to rounding.

(h) The six months ended April 30, 2022, includes a tax benefit of $3.6M related to the expiring statute of limitations.

(i) The Company has revised its calculation for adjusted EBITDA margin for all periods presented to exclude parking management reimbursement revenue, which the Company believes provides a clearer understanding of its operating margins. Such revenue and its associated costs, which net out to zero, are both recorded on a gross basis, and generally have no associated margin.

ABM INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

2022 GUIDANCE(a)

    Year Ending October 31, 2022
    Low Estimate   High Estimate
Reconciliation of Estimated Net Income per Diluted Share to Estimated Adjusted
Net Income per Diluted Share
   
Net income per diluted share(a)   $ 2.91     $ 3.11  
Transformation initiative costs(b)     0.67       0.67  
Acquisition and integration related costs(c)     0.19       0.19  
Other adjustments(d)     (0.27 )     (0.27 )
Adjusted net income per diluted share(a)   $ 3.50     $ 3.70  

(a) With the exception of the 2022 Work Opportunity Tax Credits and anticipated excess tax benefits on stock-based awards, this guidance does not include any potential effects associated with certain other discrete tax items and other unrecognized tax benefits.

(b) Represents discrete transformational costs that primarily consists of general and administrative costs for developing technological needs and alternatives, project management, testing, training and data conversion inclusive of internal costs, consulting and professional fees for i) new enterprise resource planning system, ii) client facing technology, iii) workforce management tools and iv) data analytics. These costs are not expected to recur beyond the deployment of these initiatives.

(c) Represents acquisition and integration related costs associated with Able acquisition.

(d) Represents other contingencies that could include legal settlements, adjustments to self-insurance reserves pertaining to prior year’s claims, gain on sale of certain assets and other unique items impacting comparability.

 

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