Industrial Services of America, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2013 Results

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--()--Industrial Services of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDSA), a company that buys, processes and markets ferrous and non-ferrous metals and other recyclable commodities for domestic users and export markets and offers programs and equipment to help businesses manage waste, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

Revenue for the first quarter of 2013 was $34.8 million compared with $61.7 million in the first quarter of 2012. Net loss for the first quarter of 2013 was $(114.8) thousand, or $(0.02) on a per diluted share basis, compared with a net income of $8.5 thousand, or break-even on a per diluted share basis, for the comparable period in 2012.

Key Highlights

  • The Company was in compliance with all bank covenants as of March 31, 2013;
  • Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization ("EBITDA") for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 was $1.3 million;
  • Current ratio at March 31, 2013 was 2.9 to 1; and
  • Working capital as of March 31, 2013 was $23.2 million.

The Company entered into a Management Services Agreement with Blue Equity, LLC ("Blue Equity") effective April 1, 2013. Under this arrangement, Blue Equity is providing the Company with day-to-day senior executive level operating management supervisory services. Blue Equity will also provide business, financial, and organizational strategy and consulting services, as the Company's Board of Directors may reasonably request from time to time.

On May 7, 2013, the Board of Directors appointed Jonathan S. Blue, age 46, to the positions of director and Chief Executive Officer. The Board of Directors and Mr. Blue continue to negotiate the terms and conditions of Mr. Blue's service as a director and Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. Blue has not yet accepted either position. The Company expects to file an amendment to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 13, 2013 when those negotiations are completed.

ISA's SEC filings are available for review at the Securities and Exchange Commission web site at

About ISA

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Industrial Services of America, Inc., is a publicly traded company whose core business is buying, processing and marketing scrap metals and recyclable materials for domestic users and export markets. Additionally, ISA offers commercial, industrial and business customers a variety of programs and equipment to manage waste. More information about ISA is available at

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from predicted results. Specific risks include fluctuations in the price of recycled materials, varying demand for waste managing systems, equipment and services, competitive pressures in waste managing systems and equipment, competitive pressures in the waste managing business, and loss of customers. Further information on factors that could affect ISA's results is detailed in ISA's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ISA undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to the forward-looking statements.






Industrial Services of America, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

March 31, 2013   March 31, 2012
Revenue from services $ 945,443 $ 1,284,581
Revenue from product sales 33,812,227   60,393,731  
Total revenue 34,757,670 61,678,312
Cost of goods sold for services 882,582 1,193,223
Cost of goods sold for product sales 31,835,126   56,981,693  
Total cost of goods sold 32,717,708 58,174,916
Provision for employee terminations and severances 211,323
Other selling, general and administrative expense 2,447,503   2,760,684  
Total selling, general and administrative expense 2,447,503 2,972,007
(Loss) income before other income (expense) (407,541 ) 531,389
Other income (expense)
Interest expense (459,195 ) (538,754 )
Interest income 1,102 3,183
Gain on sale of assets 17,202 18,658
Gain on lawsuit settlement 625,333
Other income (loss) 8,546   (258 )
192,988 (517,171 )
(Loss) income before income taxes (214,553 ) 14,218
Income tax (benefit) provision (99,793 ) 5,687  
Net (loss) income $ (114,760 ) $ 8,531  
Basic loss per share $ (0.02 ) $  
Diluted loss per share $ (0.02 ) $  
Weighted shares outstanding:
Basic: 6,944,267 6,940,517
Diluted: 6,944,267 6,964,127



Reconciliation of EBITDA (1):

  Three Months ended
March 31,
2013   2012
Net (loss) income $ (114,760 ) $ 8,531
Interest expense 459,195 538,754
Income tax (benefit) provision (99,793 ) 5,687
Depreciation 859,263 931,797
Amortization 182,333   187,500


$ 1,286,238   $ 1,672,269

(1) EBITDA is calculated by the Company as net income before interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization. The Company uses EBITDA as a key performance measure of results of operations for purposes of evaluating performance internally. This non-GAAP measurement is not intended to replace the presentation of our financial results in accordance with GAAP. Rather, we believe the EBITDA calculation provides additional information to investors and debt holders due to the fact that tax credits, tax rates and other tax related items vary by company. Additionally, years of service for fixed assets and amortizable assets are based on company judgment. Finally, companies have several ways of raising capital which can affect interest expense. We believe the presentation of EBITDA provides a meaningful measure of performance exclusive of these unique items.


Industrial Services of America, Inc.
Alan Gildenberg, 502-366-3452


Industrial Services of America, Inc.
Alan Gildenberg, 502-366-3452