Erickson Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2014 Results

— Full Year Revenues Increase 8.9% to $347 million on Contribution from Acquisitions —

— Reorganization to Streamline Operations, Reduce Cost, and Enhance Performance —

— Issues 2015 Guidance; Expects Growth in Several Areas to Offset Anticipated Defense Market Softness —

PORTLAND, Ore.--()--Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) (“Erickson,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our”), a leading global provider of aviation services, today announced fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results and guidance for fiscal 2015.

Udo Rieder, Chief Executive Officer of Erickson, commented, “The recently completed business reorganization provides for an increased focus on our end markets and additional investment in business development. The reorganization enables us to better leverage our competitive strengths and enhance our leadership position. This completes the integration of the transformative acquisitions we made over the past 18 months. We expect to capture opportunities and improve our financial results. We remain sharply focused on driving value for our customers, partners and shareholders.”

Fourth Quarter and Recent Highlights

  • Fourth quarter revenues declined to $73.2 million as compared to $92.5 million in the prior year period, primarily driven by the previously anticipated reduction in the defense and security market.
  • Operating expenses reduced by $4.9 million as compared to the prior year period, driven by cost-saving and integration synergy initiatives undertaken earlier in 2014.
  • Fourth quarter operating income was $4.1 million as compared to $9.2 million in the prior year period.
  • Fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA was $14.2 million as compared to $19.0 million in the fourth quarter of last year; Adjusted EBITDA margin held relatively stable at 19.4% compared to 20.6% in the prior year period.
  • The Company generated $5.2 million of operating cash flow and $1.1 million of free cash flow(1) during the fourth quarter.
  • As of January 1, 2015, the Company reorganized into four business units aligned by end market: Government Aviation Services, Commercial Aviation Services, Oil & Gas Aviation Services and Manufacturing/MRO. This reorganization enables operational streamlining, enhanced competitiveness and accountability throughout the organization.
  • In January 2015, the Company entered into a new, two-year agreement with PetroRio (formerly HRT), the Company’s first near-shore platform support contract.
  • In February 2015, the Company entered into an exclusive MRO relationship with Bell Helicopter, a division of Textron, Inc. (NYSE:TXT), to provide parts and maintenance support of approximately 50 aircraft in the globally deployed fleet of Bell 214 ST and 214 B helicopters.

Full Year Highlights

  • Full year revenue increased 8.9% to $346.6 million, driven primarily by acquisitions. Pro forma revenues for 2013 were $395.2 million.
  • Full year Adjusted EBITDA decreased 7.8% to $83.8 million, a margin of 24.2%, as compared to $90.9 million, a margin of 28.6%, in 2013. Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA for 2013 was $106.3 million, a margin of 26.8%.

Fourth Quarter Results

Consolidated revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2014 were $73.2 million as compared to $92.5 million in the prior year. This reflects a decrease in the Company's Government segment to $52.4 million as compared to $67.2 million in the prior year's period. This performance was, as expected, primarily driven by lower defense activity.

Revenues from the Company’s Commercial segment were $20.8 million as compared to $25.3 million in the prior year’s fourth quarter; higher MRO revenues and aircraft sales were offset by the conclusion of the initial PetroRio (formerly HRT/Rosneft) contract, as well as lower spot construction and the Company's strategic exit from Malaysia compared to the prior year.

Fourth quarter 2014 operating income decreased to $4.1 million as compared to the prior year level of $9.2 million; adjusted operating income, which excludes acquisition and integration expenses, and restructuring costs, was $4.5 million, as compared to $10.8 million in the prior year's period.

Net loss in the fourth quarter of 2014 was $2.5 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $1.7 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, in the prior year period; adjusted net loss was $2.2 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, as compared to adjusted net income of $1.3 million, or $0.10 per diluted share in the prior year.

Fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA was $14.2 million as compared to $19.0 million in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDAR was $19.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 as compared to $24.4 million in the prior year’s fourth quarter.

As of December 31, 2014, the Company had $5.1 million in cash on its balance sheet and $89.3 million drawn on its revolving credit facility. Long-term debt, including the current portion, as of December 31, 2014 was $371.9 million.

Full Year Results

Consolidated full year revenue increased by 8.9% to $346.6 million on increased revenue contribution from acquisitions. Pro forma revenues were $395.2 million in 2013. Government segment revenues for the year were $248.0 million and Commercial segment revenues for the year were $98.6 million.

Net loss attributable to common shareholders for 2014 was $10.3 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, compared to net income of $9.7 million, or $0.82 per diluted share, in the prior year. Adjusted full year net income in 2014 was $4.4 million, or $0.32 per diluted share as compared to $18.0 million or $1.52 per diluted share in 2013.

Full year Adjusted EBITDA decreased 7.8% to $83.8 million as compared to $90.9 million in 2013. Adjusted EBITDA margin for the year was 24.2% as compared to 28.6% in the prior year. Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA was $106.3 million, a margin of 26.8%, in 2013.

2015 Guidance

The full year guidance provided below is operational and adjusted to exclude any acquisition, reorganization or other nonoperational expenses.

For the full year ending December 31, 2015, the Company expects the following: a soft defense environment and growth in new oil and gas customers, significant growth in MRO/Manufacturing, and a steady year-over-year performance in other commercial markets. Also incorporated into the Company’s guidance are estimates of cost savings from prior initiatives and the recently announced reorganization. Based upon these and other assumptions, the Company anticipates full year 2015 revenues in the range of $330 million to $350 million, Adjusted EBITDA in the range $80 million to $90 million and Adjusted EBITDAR in the range of $100 million to $110 million. The Company also noted that it expects to generate positive free cash flow(1) on a full year basis in 2015.

(1) We define free cash flow as operating cash flow adjusted for net purchases of aircraft, property, plant and equipment.

About Erickson Incorporated

Erickson is a leading global provider of aviation services specializing in oil and gas, government services, legacy aircraft MRO and manufacturing, and commercial services such as firefighting, HVAC, power line, specialty, construction, and timber harvesting. Erickson operates a fleet of approximately 80 rotary-wing (light, medium, and heavy) and fixed-wing aircraft, including 20 heavy-lift S-64 Aircranes. Founded in 1971, Erickson is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and maintains operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Australia. For more information, please visit www.ericksonaviation.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. You can identify forward-looking statements by words such as “believe,” “may,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “expect,” “predict,” “potential,” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations but they involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties, which include: that we do not realize the benefits from the Evergreen Helicopters and Air Amazonia acquisitions on a timely basis or at all; our ability to integrate these businesses successfully or in a timely and cost-efficient manner; our ability to successfully expand these businesses, enter new markets and manage international expansion; that we do not have extensive operating history in the aerial services segments, in the geographic areas, or with the types of aircraft historically operated by Evergreen Helicopters and Air Amazonia; that the anticipated reduction in troops in Afghanistan in the near-term may adversely affect us; that we operate in certain dangerous and war-affected areas, which may result in hazards to our fleet and personnel; the hazards associated with our helicopter operations, which involve significant risks and which may result in hazards that may not be covered by our insurance or may increase the cost of our insurance; our safety record; our substantial indebtedness; that we and our subsidiaries may still incur significant additional indebtedness; our failure to obtain any required financing on favorable terms; compliance with debt obligations, which could adversely affect our financial condition and impair our ability to grow and operate our business; cancellations, reductions or delays in customer orders; our ability to collect on customer receivables; weather and seasonal fluctuations that impact aerial services activities; competition; reliance on a small number of large customers; the impact of short-term contracts; the availability and size of our fleet; the impact of government spending; the impact of product liability and product warranties; the ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the impact of environmental and other regulations, including FAA regulations and similar international regulations; our ability to accurately forecast financial guidance; our ability to convert backlog into revenues and appropriately plan expenses; worldwide economic conditions (including conditions in Greece, Italy and the other geographic areas in which we operate); our reliance on a small number of manufacturers; the necessity to provide components or services to owners and operators of aircraft; our ability to effectively manage our growth; our ability to keep pace with changes in technology; our ability to adequately protect our intellectual property; our ability to successfully enter new markets and manage international expansion; our ability to expand and market manufacturing and maintenance, repair and overhaul services; the potential unionization of our employees; the fluctuation in the price of fuel; the impact of changes in the value of foreign currencies; and the risks of doing business in developing countries and politically or economically volatile areas; as well as other risks and uncertainties more fully described under the heading “Risk Factors” in our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, or Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2014, as well as the other reports we file with the SEC from time to time.

You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Erickson assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions, or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable laws.

Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss its earnings results for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2014 on February 25, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time with prepared remarks by Udo Rieder, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and Eric Struik, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, to be followed by a question and answer session for the investment community. A live webcast of the call can be accessed at investors.ericksonaviation.com. To access the call, dial toll-free 1-888-500-6950 or 1-719-325-2393 (international). The pass code is 3805801.

To listen to a telephonic replay of the conference call, dial toll-free 1-877-870-5176 or 1-858-384-5517 (international) and enter pass code 3805801. The replay will be available beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 and will last through 11:59 p.m. ET March 4, 2015.

This conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties by clicking on http://investors.ericksonaviation.com/. Please access the link at least fifteen minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. For those unable to participate during the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call by accessing the same link.

 

ERICKSON INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 
     

December 31,

2014

   

December 31,

2013

Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 5,097 $ 1,881
Restricted cash 567 2,883

Accounts receivable, net of allowances for doubtful accounts of $739 and $991 in 2014 and

  2013, respectively

44,350 65,987
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 8,780 3,360
Income tax receivable 677 135
Deferred tax assets 1,230   3,715  
Total current assets 60,701   77,961  
Aircraft support parts, net 137,593 126,696
Aircraft, net 128,221 127,179
Property, plant and equipment, net 120,635 109,382
Goodwill 215,241 234,978
Other intangible assets, net 20,053 22,484
Other non-current assets 23,077   28,625  
Total assets $ 705,521   $ 727,305  
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 19,844 $ 29,035
Current portion of long-term debt 4,144
Accrued and other current liabilities 19,034 41,233
Income tax payable 315 621
Deferred tax liabilities 884    
Total current liabilities 44,221   70,889  
Long-term debt 12,751 16,160
Long-term revolving credit facilities 89,339 68,086
Long-term notes payable 355,000 355,000
Other long-term liabilities 13,181 1,819
Uncertain tax positions 6,313 5,669
Deferred tax liabilities 3,703   16,775  
Total liabilities 524,508 534,398
Stockholders’ equity:

Common stock; $0.0001 par value; 110,000,000 shares authorized; 13,823,818 and 13,787,914

  issued and outstanding at December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively

1 1
Additional paid-in capital 181,018 179,954
Retained earnings 1,812 12,104
Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax (2,544 ) (42 )
Total stockholders’ equity attributable to Erickson Incorporated 180,287   192,017  
Noncontrolling interest 726   890  
Total stockholders’ equity 181,013   192,907  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 705,521   $ 727,305  
 
 

ERICKSON INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 
      Three Months     Three Months        
Ended Ended Year Ended Year Ended
December 31, December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

2014 2013

2014

2013

Net revenues: $ 73,202 $ 92,465 $ 346,609 $ 318,221
Cost of revenues 60,025   69,301   263,445   222,108  
Gross profit 13,177   23,164   83,164   96,113  
Operating expenses:
General and administrative 6,095 10,880 26,494 37,366
Research and development 943 884 3,782 4,000
Selling and marketing 2,083 2,247 9,286 7,755
Impairment of goodwill     21,272    
Total operating expenses 9,121   14,011   60,834   49,121  
Operating income 4,056 9,153 22,330 46,992
Other income (expense):
Interest expense, net (8,934 ) (8,658 ) (35,800 ) (25,175 )
Other income (expense), net 1,000   (3,214 ) (1,193 ) (5,831 )
Total other income (expense) (7,934 ) (11,872 ) (36,993 ) (31,006 )

Net income (loss) before income taxes and

  noncontrolling interest

(3,878 ) (2,719 ) (14,663 ) 15,986
Income tax expense (benefit) (1,393 ) (889 ) (4,432 ) 6,120  
Net income (loss) (2,485 ) (1,830 ) (10,231 ) 9,866
Less: Net (income) loss related to noncontrolling interest 34   130   (61 ) (209 )

Net income (loss) attributable to Erickson

  Incorporated and common stockholders

$ (2,451 ) $ (1,700 ) $ (10,292 ) $ 9,657  
Net income (loss) $ (2,485 ) $ (1,830 ) $ (10,231 ) $ 9,866
Other comprehensive income (loss):
Foreign currency translation adjustment (1,469 ) (649 ) (2,658 ) (107 )
Comprehensive income (loss) (3,954 ) (2,479 ) (12,889 ) 9,759

Comprehensive (income) loss attributable to

  noncontrolling interest

81   160   95   (215 )

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Erickson

  Incorporated

$ (3,873 ) $ (2,319 ) $ (12,794 ) $ 9,544  

Net income (loss) per share attributable to common

  stockholders

Basic $ (0.18 ) $ (0.12 ) $ (0.75 ) $ 0.86  
Diluted $ (0.18 ) $ (0.12 ) $ (0.75 ) $ 0.82  
Weighted average shares outstanding
Basic 13,810,587   13,786,308   13,800,494   11,221,005  
Diluted 13,810,587   13,786,308   13,800,494   11,834,506  
 
 

ERICKSON INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 
 

Three Months

   

Three Months

       
Ended Ended Year Ended Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

2014

2013

2014

2013

Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income (loss) $ (2,485 ) $ (1,830 ) $ (10,231 ) $ 9,866

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash

  provided by (used in) operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization 7,805 7,889 34,903 33,328
Impairment of goodwill 21,272
Deferred income taxes 483 549 (7,790 ) 5,214
Non-cash income from satisfaction of return to service liabilities (1,869 ) (1,869 )
Non-cash interest expense on debt 98 101 324 1,877
Non-cash interest on tax contingencies (872 )
Non-cash interest income on loans (41 ) (140 )

Write-off of debt issuance costs related to the early

extinguishment of debt

215
Stock-based compensation 245 127 861 792
Amortization of debt issuance costs 606 681 2,433 2,067
Loss (gain) on sale of equipment (105 ) 40 (358 ) (1 )
Gain on involuntary conversion (308 )
Loss on sale of term loan note receivable 3,441 3,441
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 21,244 5,491 19,719 (20,991 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,363 2,445 (5,544 ) 427
Income tax receivable (515 ) 1,476 434 915
Aircraft support parts, net (3,602 ) (8,808 ) (17,240 ) (32,001 )
Other non-current assets 1,370 1,172 5,602 (3,131 )
Accounts payable (2,695 ) 1,238 (8,856 ) (19,502 )
Accrued and other current liabilities (16,602 ) (9,090 ) (20,652 ) (6,350 )
Income tax payable (581 ) (1,560 ) 629 (304 )
Other long-term liabilities 463   (1,410 ) 655   (514 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 5,223   1,039   13,984   (24,792 )
Cash flows from investing activities:
Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired 5,000 (226,868 )
Purchases of aircraft and property, plant and equipment, net (4,100 ) (23,738 ) (56,807 ) (56,104 )
Proceeds from sale-leaseback of aircraft 24,660
Restricted cash (119 ) 16 2,222 958
Purchase of intangible assets (5 ) (2,205 )
Proceeds from sale of term loan note receivable 1,660 1,660
Increase in other assets (126 ) (126 ) (35 )
Dividends paid to non-controlling interest 4     (69 ) (341 )
Net cash used in investing activities (4,341 ) (17,067 ) (30,120 ) (282,935 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from shareholders, net 414
Repayments of subordinated notes (27,572 )
Repayments of credit facilities (57,847 ) (35,416 ) (206,686 ) (250,215 )
Borrowings from credit facilities 60,946 48,990 227,939 246,377
Borrowing of notes 400,000
Repayment of notes (45,000 )
Other long-term borrowings (35 ) 409
Debt issuance costs (32 ) (319 ) (371 ) (14,986 )
Shares withheld for payment of taxes (45 ) (19 ) (211 ) (716 )
Net cash provided by financing activities 2,987   13,236   21,494   307,888  

Effect of foreign currency exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents

(1,331 ) (629 ) (2,142 ) 252  
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 2,538 (3,421 ) 3,216 413
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 2,559   5,302   1,881   1,468  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 5,097   $ 1,881   $ 5,097   $ 1,881  
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
Cash paid for interest $ 16,140 $ 15,998 $ 35,693 $ 27,818
Cash paid for income taxes, net $ 1,476 $ 506 $ 3,925 $ 1,477
 

The following tables provide additional detail on the revenues and revenue flight hours for the components of the two reportable segments:

 

           

Three Months

      Three Months            

Ended

Ended Year Ended Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

(Dollars in thousands) 2014

2013

2014

2013

Government revenues:
Firefighting $ 17,125 $ 17,824 $ 89,379 $ 86,266
Defense and security 34,245 47,696 152,422 124,491
Transport and other government-related services 1,024   1,691   6,180   10,824
Total Government revenues $ 52,394   $ 67,211   $ 247,981   $ 221,581
 

 

Three Months

Three Months
Ended Ended Year Ended Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

(Dollars in thousands)

2014

2013

2014

2013

Commercial revenues:
Timber harvesting $ 3,761 $ 7,714 $ 22,384 $ 34,631
Infrastructure construction 11,455 14,960 60,953 49,301
Manufacturing / MRO 4,817 2,580 12,271 12,708
Aircraft sales 775     3,020  
Total Commercial revenues $ 20,808   $ 25,254   $ 98,628   $ 96,640
 

 

Three Months

Three Months
Ended Ended Year Ended Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

2014

2013

2014

2013

Government revenue flight hours:
Firefighting 180 272 3,094 3,521
Defense and security 2,424 4,610 12,918 13,208
Transport and other government-related services 76   43   319   495
Total Government flight hours 2,680   4,925   16,331   17,224
 

 

Three Months

Three Months
Ended Ended Year Ended Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

2014

2013

2014

2013

Commercial revenue flight hours:
Timber harvesting 602 1,143 3,631 4,967
Infrastructure construction 804   581   3,242   2,875
Total Commercial flight hours 1,406   1,724   6,873   7,842
 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company uses adjusted EBITDA (“Adjusted EBITDA”) in managing our business. We define EBITDA as net income (loss) before interest expense, net, provision for (benefit from) income taxes, and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA means, with respect to any fiscal period, our EBITDA, adjusted for, without duplication, the sum of the following amounts for such period to the extent included in determining consolidated net earnings (or loss) for such period: (i) extraordinary gains, (ii) non-cash items increasing consolidated net earnings (or loss) for such period, excluding any items representing the impact of purchase accounting or the reversal of any accrual of, or cash reserve for, anticipated changes in any period, (iii) non-cash extraordinary losses, (iv) any other non-cash charges reducing consolidated net earnings for such period, excluding any such charge that represents an accrual or reserve for a cash expenditure for a future period or amortization of a prepaid cash expense that was paid in a prior period, (v) to the extent not capitalized, (A) non-recurring expenses, fees, costs and charges incurred and funded prior to, on or within 9 months after the closing date in connection with the ABL Revolver and the Evergreen Helicopters acquisition; and (B) expenses incurred and funded prior to, on, or within 2 years of the closing date in connection with the termination of the lease for the location that is the chief executive office of Evergreen Helicopters as of the closing date; and (vi) transaction related expenditures incurred and funded prior to, on or within 9 months of the date of consummation of (A) the Air Amazonia acquisition, (B) any permitted acquisition under the ABL Revolver, or (C) any investment that is permitted pursuant to the ABL Revolver, in the case of each of (A), (B), and (C), that arise out of cash charges related to deferred stock compensation, management bonuses, strategic market reviews, restructuring, retention bonuses, consolidation, severance or discontinuance of any portion of operations, termination of the lease for the headquarters of Evergreen Helicopters, employees or management of the target of such permitted acquisition, accrued vacation payments and working notices payments and other non-cash accounting adjustments. We have further adjusted EBITDA for continued acquisition and integration costs beyond the 9 months defined by our Revolving Credit Facility agreement and the restructuring costs associated with exiting the Malaysian timber harvesting market and right-sizing of our business in Brazil.

The Company also uses Adjusted EBITDAR in managing our business. Adjusted EBITDAR is determined by adding aircraft lease expense to Adjusted EBITDA. We present Adjusted EBITDAR because we believe this provides us with a more comparable measure for managing our business.

The Company also uses adjusted net income (loss), adjusted operating income (loss), and adjusted net income (loss) per share, in managing our business. We define adjusted operating income (loss) as operating income (loss) attributable to the Company, adjusted to exclude the effect of acquisition, impairment, restructuring, integration and related expenses. We define adjusted net income (loss) as net income (loss) attributable to the Company, adjusted to exclude the effect of acquisition and integration related expenses and related tax effects. We define adjusted net income (loss) per share in the same manner, divided by the same number of shares of common stock used in calculating GAAP net income (loss) per share. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for our financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, and should not be considered measures of the Company’s liquidity. The non-GAAP financial measures are provided as additional information to help both management and investors compare business trends among different reporting periods on a consistent and more meaningful basis and enhance investors’ overall understanding of the Company’s current financial performance and prospects for the future.

The following tables reconcile the non-GAAP financial measures appearing in this press release to the most directly comparable GAAP measures:

 
        Three Months     Three Months        
Ended Ended Year Ended Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

(Dollars in thousands)

2014

2013

2014

2013

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAR

Reconciliation:

Net income (loss) attributable to Erickson Incorporated $ (2,451 ) $ (1,700 ) $ (10,292 ) $ 9,657
Interest expense, net 8,934 8,658 35,800 25,175
Tax expense (benefit) (1,393 ) (889 ) (4,432 ) 6,120
Depreciation and amortization 7,805 7,889 34,903 33,328
Amortization of debt issuance costs 606   681   2,433   2,067  
EBITDA $ 13,501   $ 14,639   $ 58,412   $ 76,347  
Acquisition and integration related expenses 30 1,628 1,687 10,383

Non-cash unrealized mark-to-market foreign exchange (gains)

  losses

113 (10 ) 387 (309 )
Non-cash charges from awards to employees of equity interests 245 127 861 792
Loss on early extinguishment of debt 215
Interest expense (income) related to tax contingencies 10 (858 ) 10 13
Non-cash goodwill impairment loss 21,272
Restructuring costs 401 1,482
Loss (gain) on sale of equipment (105 ) 40 (358 ) (1 )
Loss on sale of EIA note   3,441     3,441  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 14,195   $ 19,007   $ 83,753   $ 90,881  
Aircraft lease expenses 4,924   5,378   20,198   14,005  
Adjusted EBITDAR $ 19,119   $ 24,385   $ 103,951   $ 104,886  
 
 
      Three Months     Three Months        
Ended Ended Year Ended Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

December 31,

(Dollars in thousands)

2014

2013

2014

2013

Operating Income and Adjusted Operating Income

  Reconciliation

Operating income $ 4,056 $ 9,153 $ 22,330 $ 46,992
Acquisition and integration related expenses 30 1,628 1,687 10,383
Non-cash goodwill impairment loss 21,272
Restructuring costs 401     1,214    
Adjusted operating income 4,487 10,781 46,503 57,375
Net Income and Adjusted Net Income Reconciliation
Net income (loss) attributable to Erickson Incorporated $ (2,451 ) $ (1,700 ) $ (10,292 ) $ 9,657
Acquisition and integration related expenses 30 1,628 1,687 10,383
Loss on sale of EIA note 3,441 3,441
Non-cash goodwill impairment loss 21,272
Restructuring costs 401 1,482

Tax effect of acquisition and integration related expenses,

  loss on sale of note, goodwill impairment, and

  restructuring costs (assumed 40% rate)

(172 ) (2,027 ) (9,776 ) (5,529 )

Net impact of acquisition and integration related expenses,

  loss on sale of note, goodwill impairment, and

  restructuring costs on net income

259 3,042 14,665 8,295

Adjusted net income (loss) attributable to Erickson

  Incorporated

$ (2,192 ) $ 1,342 $ 4,373 $ 17,952

Net Income (Loss) Per Share Attributable To Common

  Stockholders and Adjusted Net Income (Loss) Per Share

  Attributable to Common Stockholder Reconciliation

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders $ (2,451 ) $ (1,700 ) $ (10,292 ) $ 9,657

Adjusted net income (loss) attributable to Erickson

Incorporated

$ (2,192 ) $ 1,342 $ 4,373 $ 17,952
Weighted average shares outstanding
Basic 13,810,587 13,786,308 13,800,494 11,221,005
Diluted 13,810,587 13,846,180 13,819,804 11,834,506

Adjusted net income (loss) per share attributable

  to Erickson Incorporated

Basic $ (0.16 ) $ 0.10 $ 0.32 $ 1.60
Diluted $ (0.16 ) $ 0.10 $ 0.32 $ 1.52
 

Contacts

Investor Relations:
ICR, Inc.
James Palczynski, 203-247-2095
jp@icrinc.com

Release Summary

Erickson Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2014 Results

Contacts

Investor Relations:
ICR, Inc.
James Palczynski, 203-247-2095
jp@icrinc.com