Custom Truck One Source, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Custom Truck One Source, Inc. (NYSE: CTOS, «CTOS» or the «Company»), a leading…

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Custom Truck One Source, Inc. (NYSE: CTOS, «CTOS» or the «Company»), a leading provider of specialty equipment to the electric utility, telecom, rail and other infrastructure-related end markets, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

On April 1, 2021, the Company, formerly known as Nesco Holdings, Inc. («Nesco»), through its subsidiary, closed on the acquisition of Custom Truck One Source, L.P. («Custom Truck») (the «Acquisition»). The combination creates a leading, one-stop shop for specialty equipment serving highly attractive and growing infrastructure end markets, including transmission and distribution («T&D»), telecom, rail and other national infrastructure initiatives. The financial data below reflects only the standalone results of Nesco prior to the closing of the Acquisition. Results for the combined companies following the Acquisition are expected to be provided at a later date.

Nesco Standalone First Quarter Highlights

All metrics compared to first quarter 2020 unless otherwise noted

  • Total revenue was $78.3 million compared to $81.7 million
  • Equipment Rentals and Sales («ERS») segment revenue held steady at $62.7 million compared to $63.7 million
  • Fleet utilization improved to 78.5% from 77.3%
  • Equipment sales increased 7.9% to $18.0 million
  • Net loss was $27.9 million compared to net loss of $16.0 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $27.5 million compared to $32.1 million
  • Free cash flow increased by $21.8 million from negative $30.0 million

Strategic Combination of Nesco and Custom Truck Complete

  • Closed on the combination of Nesco and Custom Truck on April 1, 2021
  • New senior secured asset-based credit facility and senior secured second lien notes put in place on April 1, 2021, reducing weighted average interest rate on senior secured debt to 4.4% from 7.7%
  • Combination of Nesco and Custom Truck creates one of the leading one-stop-shop specialty rental equipment resources, with a rental fleet of more than 8,800 pieces of specialized equipment
  • CTOS expects to realize over $50 million in synergies from the combination over time

«The closing of the merger between Nesco and Custom Truck was a tremendous milestone, but we are now singularly focused on continuing to build a great business and delivering on strong value creation opportunities for our shareholders,» said Fred Ross, Chief Executive Officer of Custom Truck One Source. «Both companies generated solid results during the first quarter. By joining forces, we’re even better positioned to serve our customers and capitalize on emerging strength in our attractive end markets, while continuing to drive both revenue and cost synergies.»

Total revenue for Nesco standalone in the first quarter was $78.3 million, a decrease of 4.2% from the first quarter of 2020, as a result of rental fleet mix and a decline in upfit work under the PTA business. Nesco standalone realized growth in sales of equipment of $1.3 million, an increase of 7.9%, from the first quarter of 2020. 

Net loss for Nesco standalone was $27.9 million for the first quarter compared to net loss of $16.0 million in the first quarter of 2020. Nesco standalone recognized transaction expenses related to the Acquisition of approximately $10.4 million, as well as a non-cash charge of $7.6 million related to privately placed warrants stemming from its 2019 merger with Capitol Investment Corp. IV (a «SPAC» investment vehicle).

Adjusted EBITDA for Nesco standalone was $27.5 million in the first quarter, a decrease of 14.1% from the first quarter of 2020. The decline in adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to lower rental yield resulting from a slower ramp in transmission projects compared to distribution projects and a shift in revenue mix, with sales of equipment making up approximately 23.0% of total revenue compared to 20.4% in the first quarter of 2020.

Standalone Nesco had cash of $3.2 million as of March 31, 2021, and net debt outstanding, including capital leases, was $743.6 million as of March 31, 2021, an increase of $8.1 million compared to December 31, 2020.

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

The Company has scheduled a conference call at 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time on May 12, 2021, to discuss its first quarter 2021 financial results. A webcast will be publicly available investors.customtruck.com. To listen by phone, please dial 1-855-327-6838 or 1-604-235-2082. A replay of the call will be available until midnight, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, by dialing 1-844-512-2921 or 1-412-317-6671 and entering passcode 10014764.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

The Company uses a variety of operational and financial metrics, including financial measures that do not conform with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles («GAAP»), to analyze its performance and financial condition. These include adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, fleet utilization, original equipment cost («OEC») on rent and net capital expenditures, among other metrics. The Company utilizes these financial measures to manage its business on a day-to-day basis and believes they are the most relevant measures of performance.  Some of these measures are commonly used in the specialty rentals industry to evaluate performance. The Company believes these non-GAAP measures provide greater insights to investors about its revenue and cost performance, in addition to standard GAAP-based financial measures. There are no specific rules or regulations for determining non-GAAP measures, and as such, they may not be comparable to measures used by other companies within the industry. The presentation of non-GAAP financial information should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or to be superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.  The definitions of non-GAAP financial measures along with a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial information to GAAP are included in the supplemental financial schedules.

ABOUT CTOS

CTOS is one of the largest providers of specialty equipment, parts, tools, accessories and services to the electric utility transmission and distribution, telecommunications and rail markets in North America. CTOS offers its specialized equipment to a diverse customer base for the maintenance, repair, upgrade and installation of critical infrastructure assets, including electric lines, telecommunications networks and rail systems. The Company’s coast-to-coast rental fleet of more than 8,800 units includes aerial devices, boom trucks, cranes, digger derricks, pressure drills, stringing gear, hi-rail equipment, repair parts, tools and accessories. For more information, please visit investors.customtruck.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release includes «forward-looking statements» within the meaning of the «safe harbor» provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.  When used in this press release, the words «estimates,» «projected,» «expects,» «anticipates,» «forecasts,» «plans,» «intends,» «believes,» «seeks,» «may,» «will,» «should,» «future,» «propose» and variations of these words or similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions or results, and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside the Company’s management’s control, that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in this press release. This press release is based on certain assumptions that the Company’s management has made in light of its experience in the industry, as well as the Company’s perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors the Company believes are appropriate in these circumstances. As you read and consider this press release, you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. Many factors could affect the Company’s actual performance and results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in this press release. Important factors, among others, that may affect actual results or outcomes include: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business and operations as well as the overall economy; the Company’s ability to execute on its plans to develop and market new products and the timing of these development programs; the Company’s estimates of the size of the markets for its solutions; the rate and degree of market acceptance of the Company’s solutions; the success of other competing technologies that may become available; the Company’s ability to identify and integrate acquisitions, including the Company’s ability to integrate the businesses of Nesco and Custom Truck and realize the anticipated benefits thereof; the performance and security of the Company’s services; potential litigation; and general economic and market conditions impacting demand for the Company’s services. For a more complete description of these and other possible risks and uncertainties, please refer to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, as updated by the Company’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements.

INVESTOR CONTACT

Bradley Meader, CFO

(844) 403-6138

investors@customtruck.com

Custom Truck One Source, Inc.

Nesco Holdings, Inc. Standalone Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited)



Three Months Ended March 31,

(in $000s except per share data)

2021


2020

Revenue




Rental revenue

$

48,289



$

50,994


Sales of rental equipment

10,485



9,093


Sales of new equipment

7,502



7,577


Parts sales and services

12,023



14,079


Total revenue

78,299



81,743


Cost of revenue




Cost of rental revenue

16,643



13,786


Depreciation of rental equipment

17,844



20,112


Cost of rental equipment sales

6,740



7,728


Cost of new equipment sales

6,925



6,654


Cost of parts sales and services

9,643



11,360


Major repair disposals

285



700


Total cost of revenue

58,080



60,340


Gross profit

20,219



21,403


Operating expenses




Selling, general, and administrative

11,339



11,618


Licensing and titling

711



821


Amortization and non-rental depreciation

775



716


Transaction and other expenses

10,448



1,452


Total operating expenses

23,273



14,607


Operating income (loss)

(3,054)



6,796


Other expense




Interest expense, net

14,906



16,014


Other expense, net

5,857



6,021


Total other expense

20,763



22,035


Loss before income taxes

(23,817)



(15,239)


Income tax expense (benefit)

4,090



730


Net Loss

$

(27,907)



$

(15,969)


Loss per share:




Basic and diluted

$

(0.57)



$

(0.33)


 

Custom Truck One, Inc.

Nesco Holdings, Inc. Standalone Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)


(in $000s)

March 31, 2021


December 31, 2020





Assets




Current Assets




Cash

$

3,191



$

3,412


Accounts receivable, net

54,415



60,933


Inventory

33,665



31,367


Prepaid expenses and other

13,075



7,530


Total current assets

104,346



103,242


Property and equipment, net

3,756



6,269


Rental equipment, net

323,705



335,812


Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

304,878



305,631


Deferred income taxes

13,126



16,952


Notes receivable

433



498


Total assets

$

750,244



$

768,404


Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit




Current Liabilities




Accounts payable

$

27,972



$

31,829


Accrued expenses

30,156



31,991


Deferred rent income

776



975


Current maturities of long-term debt

1,111



1,280


Current portion of capital lease obligations

5,059



5,276


Total current liabilities

65,074



71,351


Long term debt, net

725,677



715,858


Capital leases

4,513



5,250


Derivative and warrants liabilities

23,647



7,012


Total long-term liabilities

753,837



728,120






Commitments and contingencies








Stockholders’ Deficit




Common stock

5



5


Additional paid-in capital

425,224



434,917


Accumulated deficit

(493,896)



(465,989)


Total stockholders’ deficit

(68,667)



(31,067)


Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit

$

750,244



$

768,404


 

Custom Truck One Source, Inc.

Nesco Holdings, Inc. Standalone Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)



Three Months Ended March 31,

(in $000s)

2021


2020

Operating activities




Net loss

$

(27,907)



$

(15,969)


Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash flow from operating activities:




Depreciation

18,063



20,377


Amortization – intangibles

753



691


Amortization – financing costs

804



711


Provision for losses on accounts receivable

1,383



777


Share-based payments

698



559


Gain on sale of equipment – rental fleet

(4,137)



(2,213)


Loss (gain) on insurance proceeds – damaged equipment

(2)



(120)


Major repair disposals

285



700


Change in fair value of derivative and warrants

5,846



5,963


Deferred tax (benefit) expense

3,826



652


Changes in assets and liabilities:




Accounts receivable

1,520



1,207


Inventory

(5,081)



176


Prepaid expenses and other

(5,545)



(34)


Accounts payable

(956)



(3,352)


Accrued expenses and other liabilities

(1,437)



(12,427)


Unearned income

(199)



(517)


Net cash flow from operating activities

(12,086)



(2,819)






Investing activities




Purchase of equipment – rental fleet

(11,368)



(33,347)


Proceeds from sale of equipment and parts

14,789



9,960


Insurance proceeds from damaged equipment

627



365


Purchase of property and equipment

(141)



(4,168)


Other

65




Net cash flow from investing activities

3,972



(27,190)






Financing activities




Borrowings under revolving credit facilities

25,461



35,680


Repayments under revolving credit facilities

(16,431)




Repayments of notes payable

(182)




Capital lease payments

(955)




Finance fees paid



(1,737)


Net cash flow from financing activities

7,893



33,943


Net Change in Cash

(221)



3,934


Cash at Beginning of Period

3,412



6,302


Cash at End of Period

$

3,191



$

10,236







Three Months Ended March 31,

(in $000s)

2021


2020

Supplemental Cash Flow Information




Cash paid for interest

$

26,287



$

24,977


Cash paid for income taxes

122



76


Non-Cash Investing and Financing Activities:




Transfer of inventory to rental equipment

2,783



2,087


Rental equipment and property and equipment purchases in accounts payable

6,285



11,861


Rental equipment sales in accounts receivable

1,505



5,627


 

Custom Truck One Source, Inc. 

Nesco Holdings, Inc. Standalone Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation (unaudited)



Three Months Ended March 31,

(in $000s)

2021


2020





Net loss

$

(27,907)



$

(15,969)


Interest expense

14,906



16,014


Income tax expense (benefit)

4,090



730


Depreciation expense

18,063



20,377


Amortization expense

753



691


EBITDA

9,905



21,843


Adjustments:




   Non-cash purchase accounting impact (1)

53



917


   Transaction and process improvement costs (2)

10,744



2,079


   Major repairs (3)

285



700


   Share-based payments (4)

698



559


Change in fair value of derivative and warrants (5)

5,846



5,963


Adjusted EBITDA

$

27,531



$

32,061


Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) plus interest expense, provision for income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and further adjusted for (1) non-cash purchase accounting impact, (2) transaction and process improvement costs, including the effect of the cessation of operations in Mexico, (3) major repairs, (4) share-based payments, and (5) the change in fair value of derivative instruments.  This non-GAAP measure is subject to certain limitations.

(1)

Represents the non-cash impact of purchase accounting, net of accumulated depreciation, on the cost of equipment sold.  The equipment acquired received a   purchase step-up in basis, which is a non-cash adjustment to the equipment cost pursuant to our credit agreement.



(2)

Represents transaction costs related to the acquisition of Custom Truck One Source. These expenses are comprised of professional consultancy, legal, tax and accounting fees. Also included are the expenses associated with the closure of the Company’s Mexican operations, which closure activities commenced in the third quarter of 2019.



(3)

Represents the undepreciated cost of replaced vehicle chassis and components from heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul activities associated with our fleet, which is an adjustment pursuant to our credit agreement.



(4)

Represents non-cash stock compensation expense associated with the issuance of stock options and restricted stock units.



(5)

Represents the charge to earnings for our interest rate collar (which is an undesignated hedge) and the change in fair value of the liability for warrants.

 

Nesco Holdings, Inc. Standalone Fleet Metrics (unaudited)




Three Months Ended March 31,

(in $000s)


2021


2020






Average OEC on rent


$

499,725



$

499,756


Fleet utilization


78.5

%


77.3

%

OEC on rent yield


35.0

%


36.5

%

OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL METRICS

Average OEC on rent.  OEC on rent is the original equipment cost of units rented to customers at a given point in time. Average OEC on rent is calculated as the weighted-average OEC on rent during the stated period.

Fleet utilization.  Fleet utilization is defined as the total number of days the rental equipment was rented during a specified period of time divided by the total number of days available during the same period and weighted based on OEC.

OEC on rent yield.  OEC on rent yield («ORY») is a measure of return realized by our on rental fleet during a 12-month period. ORY is calculated as rental revenue (excluding freight recovery and ancillary fees) during the stated period divided by the Average OEC on Rent for the same period. For period less than 12 months, the ORY is adjusted to an annualized basis.

Nesco Holdings, Inc. Standalone Segment Performance (unaudited)



Three Months Ended March 31,


2021


2020

(in $000s)

ERS

PTA

Total


ERS

PTA

Total

Rental revenue

$

44,730


$

3,559


$

48,289



$

47,053


$

3,941


$

50,994


Sales of rental equipment

10,485



10,485



9,093



9,093


Sales of new equipment

7,502



7,502



7,577



7,577


Parts sales and services


12,023


12,023




14,079


14,079


Total revenue

62,717


15,582


78,299



63,723


18,020


81,743


Cost of revenue

29,202


11,034


40,236



27,320


12,908


40,228


Depreciation of rental equipment

16,885


959


17,844



18,976


1,136


20,112


Gross Profit

$

16,630


$

3,589


$

20,219



$

17,427


$

3,976


$

21,403


 

Nesco Holdings, Inc. Standalone Net Capital Expenditures (unaudited)



Three Months Ended March 31,

(in $000s)

2021


2020

Purchase of equipment – rental fleet

$

11,368



$

33,347


Purchase of other property and equipment

141



4,168


Total Capital Expenditures

11,509



37,515


Less:




Proceeds from sale of equipment and parts

(14,789)



(9,960)


Insurance proceeds from damaged equipment

(627)



(365)


Net Capital Expenditures

$

(3,907)



$

27,190




Nesco Holdings, Inc. Standalone Free Cash Flow (unaudited)



Three Months Ended March 31,

(in $000s)

2021


2020

Net cash flow from operating activities

$

(12,086)



$

(2,819)


Net capital expenditures

3,907



(27,190)


Free cash flow

$

(8,179)



$

(30,009)


 

 

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