The Peck Company Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results, 36.7% Increase in Revenue – Business Wire

BURLINGTON, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Peck Company (NASDAQ:PECK), a leading commercial solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, today reported results for the second quarter 2019 ended June 30, 2019.

Revenue during the second quarter of 2019 increased 36.7% to $6.3 million, compared to $4.6 million in the prior year period. Higher revenue in the quarter was driven by increased project work.

On a GAAP basis, second quarter operating income was $0.6 million, compared to $0.7 million in the prior year period. Lower operating income was the result of higher depreciation relating to equipment and solar arrays, of which the majority was placed into service in the second quarter of 2018.

Adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter was $0.8 million, or 13.2% of sales, compared to the prior year period of $0.8 million, or 17.4% of sales. The decrease as a percentage of sales was the result of the volume of new projects, as revenue recognized prior to breaking ground is mostly attributable to material costs that is booked at lower margin relative to higher margin labor as the project matures.

The Peck Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Peck commented, “We are pleased to report revenue growth of 36.7% in our first quarter as a public company. This momentum reflects strong demand for renewable energy solutions as favorable market dynamics drastically improve the value proposition for installation of renewable energy systems.”

Peck continued, “As we look ahead to the balance of the year, we see significant opportunity to execute on our organic growth strategy as we invest in our business to increase our geographic footprint, expanding our reach and the total addressable market. Long term, we are committed to delivering on our growth plans and focused on creating long-term shareholder value.”

Second Quarter Results of Operations

Consolidated revenue increased 36.7% to $6.3 million, compared to $4.6 million in the prior year period.

Gross profit increased 8.0% to $1.5 million, compared to $1.4 million in the prior year period. Gross margin as a percentage of sales was 23.5%, compared to 29.7% in the prior year period. Lower gross margin in the quarter was the result of increased material and sub-contractor purchases in the quarter to support planned projects in the peak season.

Total operating expenses in the second quarter were $0.9 million, or 14.4% of sales, compared to $0.7 million in the prior-year period, or 14.6% of sales. The increase in operating expenses was the result of higher depreciation relating to equipment and solar arrays, of which the majority was placed into service in the second quarter of 2018.

Second quarter 2019 income taxes were $1.5 million compared to the prior-year period of $0.0 million. The increase in income taxes was the result of the conversion from an S Corporation to a C Corporation as part of the transition to a public company. The conversion to a C corporation caused the company to record an initial deferred tax liability and expense of $1.5 million. This was primarily triggered from accelerated tax depreciation taken on assets while the company was an S corporation in excess of financial statement depreciation under U.S. GAAP.

The Company reported a second quarter 2019 net loss of ($1.0) million, or ($0.29) per diluted share, compared to net income of $0.7 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, in the prior year period.

Backlog for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 was $21.5 million, compared to the prior year period of $7.8 million. The Company expects to realize 100% of backlog in the next 12 months. In addition to the $21.5 million in contracted backlog, the company also has a substantial project pipeline.

Conference Call Information

The company will host a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss the results. A live webcast of the call can be accessed via the webcast link on The Peck Company’s Investor Relations website. To access the call, participants may dial toll-free at 1-877-407-0789 or 1-201-689-8562 (international) and request to join The Peck Company earnings call.

To listen to a telephonic replay of the conference call, dial toll-free 1-844-512-2921 or 1-412-317-6671 (international) and enter confirmation code 13693409. The telephonic replay will be available beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, and will last through 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. The call will also be available for replay via the webcast link on The Peck Company’s Investor Relations website.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Words or phrases such as “may,” “should,” “expects,” “could,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “believes,” “forecasts,” “predicts” or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which include, without limitation, earnings forecasts, effective tax rate, statements relating to our business strategy and statements of expectations, beliefs, future plans and strategies and anticipated developments concerning our industry, business, operations and financial performance and condition.

The forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on our current expectations, projections, estimates and assumptions. These statements are only predictions, not guarantees. Such forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from what is forecast in such forward-looking statements, and include, without limitation, the risk factors described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K.

All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on information currently available to us, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statement except as may be required by law.

Certain Non-GAAP Measures

We periodically review the following key non-GAAP measures to evaluate our business and trends, measure our performance, prepare financial projections and make strategic decisions.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA

Included in this presentation are discussions and reconciliations of earnings before interest, income tax and depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) and EBITDA adjusted for certain non-cash, non-recurring or non-core expenses (“Adjusted EBITDA”) to net income in accordance with GAAP.Adjusted EBITDA excludes certain non-cash and other expenses, certain legal services costs, professional and consulting fees and expenses, and one-time Business Combination expenses and certain adjustments. We believe that these non-GAAP measures illustrate the underlying financial and business trends relating to our results of operations and comparability between current and prior periods. We also use these non-GAAP measures to establish and monitor operational goals.

These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to, GAAP and should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute or superior to, the other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. Using only the non-GAAP financial measures, particularly Adjusted EBITDA, to analyze our performance would have material limitations because such calculations are based on a subjective determination regarding the nature and classification of events and circumstances that investors may find significant. We compensate for these limitations by presenting both the GAAP and non-GAAP measures of our operating results. Although other companies may report measures entitled “Adjusted EBITDA” or similar in nature, numerous methods may exist for calculating a company’s Adjusted EBITDA or similar measures. As a result, the methods that we use to calculate Adjusted EBITDA may differ from the methods used by other companies to calculate their non-GAAP measures.

The reconciliations of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to net (loss) income, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, are shown in the table below:

About The Peck Company

Headquartered in South Burlington, VT, The Peck Company, is a 2nd-generation family business founded in 1972 and rooted in values that align people, purpose, and profitability. Ranked by Solar Power World as the largest commercial solar contractor in the Northeast and one of the largest in U.S., The Peck Company provides engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to solar energy customers for projects ranging in size from several kilowatts for residential loads to multi-megawatt systems for large commercial and public works projects. The Peck Company has installed over 100MW of solar systems since inception and is focused on profitable growth opportunities. Please visit www.peckcompany.com for additional information.

The Peck Company Holdings, Inc.
Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018
 
June 30, 2019 December 31, 2018
Assets
Current Assets:
Cash

$

25,974

 

$

313,217

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance

 

4,380,905

 

 

2,054,413

 

Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings

 

1,603,640

 

 

718,984

 

Due from stockholders

 

2,858

 

 

2,858

 

Total current assets

 

6,013,377

 

 

3,089,472

 

Property and equipment:
Building and improvements

 

672,727

 

 

666,157

 

Vehicles

 

1,187,968

 

 

1,147,371

 

Tools and equipment

 

511,329

 

 

493,760

 

Solar arrays

 

6,386,025

 

 

6,386,025

 

 

8,758,049

 

 

8,693,313

 

Less accumulated depreciation

 

(1,882,827

)

 

(1,571,774

)

 

6,875,222

 

 

7,121,539

 

Other Assets:
Captive insurance investment

 

139,038

 

 

80,823

 

Due from stockholders

 

250,000

 

 

250,000

 

Cash surrender value – life insurance

 

225,263

 

 

224,530

 

 

614,301

 

 

555,353

 

Total assets

$

13,502,900

 

$

10,766,364

 

 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable

$

2,497,412

 

$

1,495,785

 

Accrued expenses

 

258,506

 

 

236,460

 

Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings
on uncompleted contracts

 

720,793

 

 

180,627

 

Accrued losses on contract in progress

 

0

 

 

9,128

 

Due to stockholders

 

721,347

 

 

33,463

 

Line of credit

 

1,554,258

 

 

972,524

 

Current portion of deferred compensation

 

27,057

 

 

27,057

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

633,363

 

 

410,686

 

Total current liabilities

 

6,412,736

 

 

3,365,730

 

Long-term liabilities:
Deferred compensation, net of current portion

 

103,335

 

 

116,711

 

Deferred tax liability

 

1,506,362

 

 

0

 

Long-term debt, net of current portion

 

1,798,783

 

 

2,212,885

 

 

3,408,480

 

 

2,329,596

 

Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock – .001 par value
1,000,000 shares authorized, 0 issued and outstanding

 

0

 

 

0

 

Common stock – .001 par value
49,000,000 shares authorized,
5,474,695 shares issued and outstanding

 

547

 

 

323

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

423,530

 

 

552,630

 

Retained earnings

 

3,257,607

 

 

4,518,085

 

 

3,681,684

 

 

5,071,038

 

$

13,502,900

 

$

10,766,364

 

 

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The Peck Company Holdings, Inc.
Unaudited Statements of Operations
For the quarter and two quarters ended June 30, 2019 and 2018
 
Quarter ended Two quarters ended
June 30, June 30,

 

 

2019

 

 

 

2018

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

2018

 

 
Earned revenue

$

6,281,813

 

$

4,596,683

 

 

10,128,590

 

$

9,032,150

 

Cost of earned revenue

 

4,808,014

 

 

3,231,575

 

 

7,537,745

 

 

6,997,122

 

Gross profit

 

1,473,799

 

 

1,365,108

 

 

2,590,845

 

 

2,035,028

 

 
Indirect expenses

 

413,095

 

 

196,998

 

 

740,811

 

 

352,086

 

General and administrative expenses

 

488,075

 

 

473,836

 

 

1,013,690

 

 

845,795

 

Total operating expenses

 

901,170

 

 

670,834

 

 

1,754,501

 

 

1,197,881

 

Operating income

 

572,629

 

 

694,274

 

 

836,344

 

 

837,147

 

 
Other income (expenses)
Interest expense

 

(61,909

)

 

(27,927

)

 

(103,546

)

 

(44,854

)

Gain on disposal of fixed assets

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

Total other income (expenses)

 

(61,909

)

 

(27,927

)

 

(103,546

)

 

(44,854

)

 
Income before income taxes

 

510,720

 

 

666,347

 

 

732,798

 

 

792,293

 

Provision for income taxes

 

1,506,362

 

 

0

 

 

1,506,862

 

 

250

 

 
Net income (loss)

$

(995,642

)

$

666,347

 

$

(774,064

)

$

787,793

 

 
Income (loss) per common share:
Basic

$

(0.29

)

$

0.21

 

$

(0.23

)

$

0.24

 

Diluted

$

(0.29

)

$

0.21

 

$

(0.23

)

$

0.24

 

 
PRO FORMA (C-Corporation basis) (Note m)
Income tax expense

$

141,572

 

$

184,711

 

$

203,132

 

$

219,624

 

Net Income

 

369,148

 

 

481,636

 

 

529,666

 

 

572,669

 

 
Income (loss) per common share:
Basic

$

0.11

 

$

0.15

 

$

0.16

 

$

0.18

 

Diluted

$

0.11

 

$

0.15

 

$

0.16

 

$

0.18

 

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The Peck Company Holdings, Inc.
Unaudited Statement of Changes in Equity
June 30, 2019
 
Additional
Common Stock Paid-In Retained
Shares Amounts Capital Earnings Total
 
December 31, 2018, as previously reported

200

$

6,000

 

$

546,953

 

$

4,518,085

 

$

5,071,038

 

 
Retroactive conversion of shares

3,234,301

 

(5,677

)

 

5,677

 

 
December 31, 2018, effect
of reverse recapitalization

3,234,501

 

323

 

 

552,630

 

 

4,518,085

 

 

5,071,038

 

 
Cash distributions to shareholders in 2019
 
 
prior to June 20

0

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

(486,414

)

 

(486,414

)

 
Conversion of Jensyn shares

2,240,194

 

224

 

 

890,610

 

 

890,834

 

 
Recapitalization costs

 

(1,019,710

)

 

(1,019,710

)

 
Net Income (loss)

 

(774,064

)

 

(774,064

)

Ending Balance, June 30, 2019

5,474,695

$

547

 

$

423,530

 

$

3,257,607

 

$

3,681,684

 

The Peck Company Holdings, Inc.
Unaudited Statements of Cash Flows
For Two Quarters Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018
 
June 30, 2019 June 30, 2018
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income

$

(774,064

)

$

787,793

 

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

 

311,053

 

 

199,796

 

Initial provision for deferred income taxes

 

1,506,362

 

 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable

 

(2,326,492

)

 

846,286

 

Prepaid expenses

 

0

 

 

(63,340

)

Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings

 

(884,656

)

 

404,099

 

Cash surrender value – life insurance

 

(733

)

 

0

 

Accounts payable

 

1,001,627

 

 

(990,741

)

Accrued expenses

 

(106,830

)

 

(89,585

)

Billings in excess of costs and estimated
earnings on uncompleted contracts

 

540,166

 

 

(254,183

)

Accrued losses on contract in progress

 

(9,128

)

 

0

 

Due to stockholders

 

421,070

 

 

0

 

Deferred compensation

 

(13,376

)

 

0

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

(335,001

)

 

840,125

 

 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchase of solar arrays and equipment

 

(33,339

)

 

(2,585,002

)

Investment in captive insurance

 

(58,215

)

 

(43,340

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(91,554

)

 

(2,628,342

)

 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Net borrowings (repayments) on line of credit

 

581,734

 

 

533,563

 

Proceeds from long-term debt

 

0

 

Payments of long-term debt

 

(222,822

)

 

752,197

 

Stockholder distributions paid

 

(219,600

)

 

(120,244

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

139,312

 

 

1,165,516

 

Net decrease in cash

 

(287,243

)

 

(622,701

)

Cash, beginning of quarter

 

313,217

 

 

760,781

 

Cash, end of quarter

$

25,974

 

$

138,080

 

 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information
 
Cash paid during the year for:
Interest

$

103,546

 

$

44,854

 

Income taxes

 

250

 

 

250

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities

2019

One vehicle was purchased and financed for $31,397.

The Company accrued S corporation distributions which have not been paid of $266,814.

The Company accrued recapitalization costs which have not been paid of $128,876.

 

2018

One vehicle was purchased and financed for $39,790

 

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Reconcilation of Non-GAAP Measures

 
Three months ended June 30, Two Quarters ended June 30,

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Net income (loss)

(995,642

)

666,347

(774,064

)

787,793

Depreciation and amortization

160,570

 

103,467

311,053

 

199,796

Other (income) expense, net

61,909

 

27,927

103,546

 

44,854

Income Tax

1,503,362

 

1,506,862

 

250

EBITDA

730,199

 

797,741

1,147,397

 

1,032,693

Other costs

99,888

 

165,431

 

 
Adjusted EBITDA

830,087

 

797,741

1,312,828

 

1,032,693

 
Weighted Average shares outstanding

3,480,676

 

3,234,501

3,356,916

 

3,234,501

 

Other costs consist of one time expenses of financial audits and other legal and professional

fees associated with the business combination

Source: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190814005689/en/Peck-Company-Reports-Quarter-2019-Results-36.7

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