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WESCO International, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

August 5, 2021
  • Net sales of $4.6 billion, up more than double due to the Anixter merger
    • Up 24% YOY on a pro forma basis
    • Up 14% sequentially on a reported basis
    • Record backlog as of June 30, 2021
  • Operating profit of $218.9 million; operating margin of 4.8%
    • Gross margin of 21.0%, up 210 basis points YOY and up 90 basis points sequentially
    • Adjusted operating profit of $261.6 million; adjusted operating margin of 5.7%, up 150 basis points YOY
    • Adjusted EBITDA of $309.2 million; adjusted EBITDA margin of 6.7%, up 130 basis points YOY
  • Net income attributable to common stockholders of $104.8 million
    • Adjusted net income attributable to common stockholders of $137.2 million, up 145% YOY
  • Earnings per diluted share of $2.02
    • Adjusted earnings per diluted share of $2.64, up 98% YOY
  • Leverage of 4.5x; improvement of 0.4x sequentially and 1.2x one year post-close of the Anixter merger
    • Trailing twelve months pro forma adjusted EBITDA of $989.1 million
  • Raising 2021 outlook for adjusted earnings per diluted share to a range of $8.40 to $8.80
  • Raising three-year integration cost synergy target from $250 million to $300 million

WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a leading provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services, and supply chain solutions, announces its results for the second quarter of 2021.

John Engel, Chairman, President and CEO, said, “We had an exceptional quarter and delivered outstanding results across the board. Just one year after closing the transformational combination of WESCO and Anixter, the substantial value creation of the new WESCO is clear and powerful. Our second quarter results speak for themselves. We’re capitalizing on our scale and leading industry positions, while generating significant integration synergies at a pace exceeding our initial expectations. Our margin performance and backlog are records for the company. And we are de-levering our balance sheet at a rapid rate. We are still in the early stages of unlocking the power and performance of this new WESCO. From our distribution center associates to the branch level staff and across our three business units and corporate functions, our team has done a terrific job partnering with our suppliers to provide resilient supply chain solutions to our customers. I want to thank every one of them for their outstanding work and continuing commitment to make WESCO the leader in serving our global customer community.”

Mr. Engel continued, “We are seeing accelerating sales and margin momentum in each of our strategic business units driven by three factors: the continuing economic recovery, our significantly increased scale, and our mix-shift into higher growth markets. At the same time, we are executing our extensive and comprehensive integration program at a pace and scale that is exceeding our initial expectations. Based on our strong second quarter results, we are raising our full year 2021 outlook for sales, margin and profitability for the second time this year. We now expect sales to increase 10% to 13%, adjusted EBITDA margin to expand to between 6.1% and 6.4%, and adjusted EPS to grow to a range of $8.40 to $8.80. In addition, we are raising both our expected cost synergy benefit, from $250 million to $300 million by the end of 2023, and more importantly the assumed sales benefit from cross selling, from 1% to 3% cumulatively, also by the end of 2023. Finally, we are accelerating the timeline to return to our target leverage ratio range of 2.0x to 3.5x to the second half of 2022, six months to one year earlier than our original guidance.”

Mr. Engel added, “We are on a journey with a new mission statement to build, connect, power and protect the world. One year into this journey, we are confident that the results we are seeing are just the beginning of the value creation opportunity that the new WESCO represents. Our dramatically increased scale and expanded portfolio position us well to capitalize on the secular growth trends that will sustain the current economic recovery and be foundational for the global economy in the years ahead. The value creation potential of WESCO plus Anixter has started to emerge, but we have only just begun.”

The following are results for the three months ended June 30, 2021 compared to the three months ended June 30, 2020. The Company completed the merger with Anixter on June 22, 2020, thereby impacting comparisons to the prior year quarter.

  • Net sales were $4.6 billion for the second quarter of 2021 compared to $2.1 billion for the second quarter of 2020, an increase of more than double due to the merger with Anixter. On a pro forma basis, net sales for the second quarter of 2021 increased 24.0%, and as adjusted for one and one-half more workdays in the current quarter compared to the prior quarter, pro forma net sales were up 21.6%. Sequentially, net sales grew 13.7%. The increases in both periods reflect growth across all segments. Backlog at the end of the second quarter of 2021 increased by double-digits compared to the prior year quarter, the end of 2020 and sequentially compared to the first quarter of 2021. WESCO's book-to-bill ratio was above 1.0 at the end of the second quarter of 2021.
  • Cost of goods sold for the second quarter of 2021 was $3.6 billion compared to $1.7 billion for the second quarter of 2020, and gross profit was $965.2 million and $393.8 million, respectively. As a percentage of net sales, gross profit was 21.0% for the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 210 basis points compared to 18.9% for the second quarter of 2020. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales for the second quarter of 2021 reflects the favorable impact of margin improvement initiatives, partially offset by a write-down to the carrying value of certain personal protective equipment products, which had a negative impact of 20 basis points. Sequentially, gross profit as a percentage of net sales increased 90 basis points from 20.1% for the first quarter of 2021.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses were $699.6 million, or 15.2% of net sales, for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $359.8 million, or 17.2% of net sales, for the second quarter of 2020. SG&A expenses for the second quarter of 2021 include merger-related costs of $37.7 million. Adjusted for these amounts, SG&A expenses were $661.9 million, or 14.4% of net sales, for the second quarter of 2021. In addition to the impact from the merger, SG&A expenses for the second quarter of 2021 reflect higher volume-related costs, variable compensation expense and benefit costs. SG&A expenses for the second quarter of 2020 include $73.3 million of merger-related costs. Adjusted for these costs, SG&A expenses were $286.4 million, or 13.7% of net sales, for the second quarter of 2020 reflecting cost reductions the Company took in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Operating profit was $218.9 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $15.3 million for the second quarter of 2020. Operating profit as a percentage of net sales was 4.8% for the current quarter, compared to 0.7% for the second quarter of the prior year. Operating profit for the second quarter of 2021 includes the aforementioned merger-related costs. Additionally, in connection with an integration initiative to review the Company's brand strategy, certain legacy WESCO trademarks are migrating to a master brand architecture, which resulted in $5.0 million of accelerated amortization expense for the second quarter of 2021. Adjusted for these amounts, operating profit was $261.6 million, or 5.7% of net sales. Adjusted for merger-related costs of $73.3 million, operating profit was $88.6 million for the second quarter of 2020, or 4.2% of net sales. Adjusted operating margin was up 150 basis points compared to the prior year.
  • Net interest expense for the second quarter of 2021 was $67.6 million, compared to $61.3 million for the second quarter of 2020. The increase in interest expense was driven by financing activity related to the Anixter merger. Net interest expense for the second quarter of 2020 includes $44.7 million of merger-related financing and interest costs, of which $33.5 million was non-recurring.
  • The effective tax rate for the second quarter of 2021 was 21.6%, compared to 24.0% for the second quarter of 2020. The lower effective tax rate in the current quarter was primarily due to the favorable discrete income tax benefit of $3.4 million associated with the exercise and vesting of stock-based awards, which reduced the effective tax rate by approximately 2.2 percentage points. In addition, the effective tax rate in last year’s comparable period was higher due to costs incurred to complete the merger with Anixter.
  • Net income attributable to common stockholders was $104.8 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to a net loss of $35.8 million for the second quarter of 2020. Adjusted for merger-related costs and interest, accelerated amortization expense associated with migrating to the Company's master brand architecture, and the related income tax effects, net income attributable to common stockholders was $137.2 million and $55.9 million for the second quarter of 2021 and 2020, respectively, an increase of 145.3%.
  • Earnings per diluted share for the second quarter of 2021 was $2.02, based on 52.0 million diluted shares, compared to a loss per diluted share of $0.84 for the second quarter of 2020, based on 42.7 million diluted shares. Adjusted for merger-related costs and interest, accelerated amortization expense associated with migrating to the Company's master brand architecture, the related income tax effects, and the weighted-average impact of approximately 8.15 million shares of common stock issued as equity consideration to fund a portion of the merger with Anixter, earnings per diluted share for the second quarter of 2021 and 2020 was $2.64 and $1.33, respectively, an increase of 98.5%.
  • Operating cash flow for the second quarter of 2021 was an outflow of $17.7 million, compared to an inflow of $101.2 million for the second quarter of 2020. Free cash flow for the second quarter of 2020 was $141.9 million, or 248% of adjusted net income. The net cash outflow in the second quarter of 2021 was primarily driven by changes in working capital to support double-digit sales growth.

The following are results for the six months ended June 30, 2021 compared to the six months ended June 30, 2020. The Company completed the merger with Anixter on June 22, 2020, thereby impacting comparisons to the prior year.

  • Net sales were $8.6 billion for the first six months of 2021 compared to $4.1 billion for the first six months of 2020, an increase of more than double due to the merger with Anixter.
  • Cost of goods sold for the first six months of 2021 was $6.9 billion compared to $3.3 billion for the first six months of 2020, and gross profit was $1.8 billion and $770.2 million, respectively. As a percentage of net sales, gross profit was 20.6% for the first six months of 2021, an increase of 160 basis points compared to 19.0% for the first six months of 2020. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales for the first six months of 2021 reflects the favorable impact of margin improvement initiatives, partially offset by a write-down to the carrying value of certain personal protective equipment products, which had a negative impact of 20 basis points.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses were $1.3 billion, or 15.5% of net sales, for the first six months of 2021, compared to $659.1 million, or 16.3% of net sales, for the first six months of 2020. SG&A expenses for the first six months of 2021 include merger-related costs of $84.0 million, as well as a net gain of $8.9 million resulting from the sale of WESCO's legacy utility and data communications businesses in Canada during the first quarter of 2021, which were divested in connection with the merger. Adjusted for these amounts, SG&A expenses were 14.6% of net sales for the first six months of 2021. SG&A expenses for the first six months of 2020 include $78.0 million of merger-related costs. Adjusted for these costs, SG&A expenses were $581.1 million, or 14.3% of net sales, for the first six months of 2020.
  • Operating profit was $352.1 million for the first six months of 2021, compared to $76.2 million for the first six months of 2020. Operating profit as a percentage of net sales was 4.1% for the current six month period, compared to 1.9% for the first six months of the prior year. Operating profit for the first six months of 2021 includes merger-related costs and the net gain on the Canadian divestitures, as well as $5.0 million of accelerated amortization expense associated with migrating to the Company's master brand architecture. Adjusted for these amounts, operating profit was $432.3 million, or 5.0% of net sales. Adjusted for merger-related costs of $78.0 million, operating profit was $154.1 million for the first six months of 2020, or 3.8% of net sales. Adjusted operating margin was up 120 basis points compared to the prior year.
  • Net interest expense for the first six months of 2021 was $138.0 million, compared to $77.9 million for the first six months of 2020. The increase in interest expense was driven by financing activity related to the Anixter merger. Net interest expense for the first six months of 2020 includes $45.3 million of merger-related financing and interest costs, of which $33.5 million was non-recurring.
  • The effective tax rate for the first six months of 2021 was 18.1%, compared to 67.3% for the first six months of 2020. The effective tax rate in last year’s comparable period was higher due to costs incurred to complete the merger with Anixter. Excluding the impact of the merger, the effective tax rate for the first six months of 2020 would have been approximately 22%. For the current period, the effective tax rate reflects the favorable discrete income tax benefits of $8.3 million and $4.5 million associated with a change in a valuation allowance recorded against foreign tax credit carryforwards and the exercise and vesting of stock-based awards, respectively, which together reduced the effective tax rate by approximately 5.9 percentage points.
  • Net income attributable to common stockholders was $149.7 million for the first six months of 2021, compared to a net loss of $1.4 million for the first six months of 2020. Adjusted for merger-related costs and interest, the net gain on the Canadian divestitures, accelerated amortization expense associated with migrating to the Company's master brand architecture, and the related income tax effects, net income attributable to common stockholders was $210.5 million and $94.3 million for the first six months of 2021 and 2020, respectively, an increase of 123.1%.
  • Earnings per diluted share for the first six months of 2021 was $2.89, based on 51.9 million diluted shares, compared to a loss per diluted share of $0.03 for the first six months of 2020, based on 42.3 million diluted shares. Adjusted for merger-related costs and interest, the net gain on the Canadian divestitures, accelerated amortization expense associated with migrating to the Company's master brand architecture, the related income tax effects, and the weighted-average impact of approximately 8.15 million shares of common stock issued as equity consideration to fund a portion of the merger with Anixter, earnings per diluted share for the first six months of 2021 and 2020 was $4.06 and $2.25, respectively, an increase of 80.4%.
  • Operating cash flow for the first six months of 2021 was $102.8 million, compared to $132.7 million for the first six months of 2020. Free cash flow for the first six months of 2021 was $124.2 million, or 52% of adjusted net income, compared to $161.7 million, or 169% of adjusted net income, for the first six months of 2020. Free cash flow for the current year period was lower than the comparable prior year period primarily due to changes in working capital to support sales growth.

Segment Results

The Company has operating segments that are organized around three strategic business units consisting of Electrical & Electronic Solutions ("EES"), Communications & Security Solutions ("CSS") and Utility & Broadband Solutions ("UBS").

Corporate expenses are incurred to obtain and coordinate financing, tax, information technology, legal and other related services. Segment results include depreciation expense or other allocations related to various corporate assets. Interest expense and other non-operating items are not allocated to the segments or reviewed on a segment basis. Corporate expenses are not directly identifiable with our reportable segments and are reported in the tables below to reconcile the reportable segments to the consolidated financial statements.

The following are results by segment for the three months ended June 30, 2021 compared to the three months ended June 30, 2020, which primarily reflect the impact of the merger with Anixter. For the second quarter of 2021, segment results also reflect the favorable impacts of margin improvement initiatives and lower operating expenses due to cost reduction actions, synergy capture and integration initiatives, partially offset by higher salaries, variable compensation expense and benefit costs.

  • EES reported net sales of $1.9 billion for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $1.0 billion for the second quarter of 2020, an increase of 84.3%. In addition to the impact from the merger, the increase reflects double-digit sales growth in our construction, original equipment manufacturer and industrial businesses. Operating profit was $153.7 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $45.8 million for the second quarter of 2020. Operating profit for the second quarter of 2021 was negatively impacted by the inventory write-down described above, as well as accelerated amortization expense of $2.1 million associated with migrating to the Company's master brand architecture. Adjusted EBITDA was $168.0 million for the second quarter of 2021, or 8.7% of net sales, compared to $54.3 million for the second quarter of 2020, or 5.2% of net sales.
  • CSS reported net sales of $1.5 billion for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $341.5 million for the second quarter of 2020, an increase of 327.9%. In addition to the impact from the merger, the increase reflects sales growth in our security solutions and network infrastructure businesses. Operating profit was $111.3 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $27.9 million for the second quarter of 2020. Operating profit for the second quarter of 2021 was negatively impacted by 40 basis points from the inventory write-down described above, as well as accelerated amortization expense of $2.7 million associated with migrating to the Company's master brand architecture. Adjusted EBITDA was $131.1 million for the second quarter of 2021, or 9.0% of net sales, compared to $32.2 million for the second quarter of 2020, or 9.4% of net sales.
  • UBS reported net sales of $1.2 billion for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $701.9 million for the second quarter of 2020, an increase of 72.6%. Along with the impact of the merger, the increase reflects sales growth in our utility, broadband and integrated supply businesses. Operating profit was $94.7 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $51.8 million for the second quarter of 2020. Adjusted EBITDA was $100.7 million for the second quarter of 2021, or 8.3% of net sales, compared to $56.2 million for the second quarter of 2020, or 8.0% of net sales.

The following are results by segment for the six months ended June 30, 2021 compared to the six months ended June 30, 2020, which primarily reflect the impact of the merger with Anixter. For the six months ended June 30, 2021, adjusted EBITDA margin improved for all segments (EES, CSS and UBS) and reflects the favorable impacts of margin improvement initiatives and lower operating expenses due to cost reduction actions, synergy capture and integration initiatives, partially offset by higher salaries, variable compensation expense and benefit costs.

  • EES reported net sales of $3.6 billion for the first six months of 2021, compared to $2.2 billion for the first six months of 2020, an increase of 68.9%. In addition to the impact from the merger, the increase reflects improved economic conditions and strong demand. Operating profit was $253.9 million for the first six months of 2021, compared to $89.1 million for the first six months of 2020. Operating profit for the first six months of 2021 was negatively impacted by the inventory write-down described above, as well as accelerated amortization expense of $2.1 million associated with migrating to the Company's master brand architecture. Adjusted EBITDA was $280.0 million for the first six months of 2021, or 7.7% of net sales, compared to $105.6 million for the first six months of 2020, or 4.9% of net sales.
  • CSS reported net sales of $2.7 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2021, compared to $565.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, an increase of 379.8%. The increase reflects the impact from the merger, as well as broad-based growth in our security solutions and network infrastructure businesses. Operating profit was $185.2 million for the first six months of 2021, compared to $37.9 million for the first six months of 2020. Operating profit for the first six months of 2021 was negatively impacted by 50 basis points from the inventory write-down described above, as well as accelerated amortization expense of $2.7 million associated with migrating to the Company's master brand architecture Adjusted EBITDA was $221.8 million for the first six months of 2021, or 8.2% of net sales, compared to $44.1 million for the first six months of 2020, or 7.8% of net sales.
  • UBS reported net sales of $2.3 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2021, compared to $1.3 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2020, an increase of 71.2%. Along with the impact of the merger, the increase reflects broad-based growth in our utility business, continued strong demand in our broadband business, and growth from integrated supply programs. Operating profit was $181.7 million for the first six months of 2021, compared to $93.6 million for the first six months of 2020. Operating profit for the first six months of 2021 includes the benefit from the sale of WESCO's legacy utility and data communications businesses in Canada in the first quarter of 2021. Adjusted EBITDA was $184.4 million for the first six months of 2021, or 8.1% of net sales, compared to $101.8 million for the first six months of 2020, or 7.6% of net sales.

Webcast and Teleconference Access

WESCO will conduct a webcast and teleconference to discuss the second quarter of 2021 earnings as described in this News Release on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. E.T. The call will be broadcast live over the internet and can be accessed from the Investor Relations page of the Company's website at www.wesco.investorroom.com. The call will be archived on this internet site for seven days.

WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC) builds, connects, powers and protects the world. A publicly traded FORTUNE 500® company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, WESCO is a leading provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services and supply chain solutions. Pro forma 2020 annual sales were over $16 billion, including Anixter International Inc., which it acquired in June 2020. WESCO offers a best-in-class product and services portfolio of Electrical and Electronic Solutions, Communications and Security Solutions, and Utility and Broadband Solutions. The Company employs nearly 18,000 people, maintains relationships with approximately 30,000 suppliers, and serves more than 125,000 customers worldwide. With nearly 1,500,000 products, end-to-end supply chain services, and leading digital capabilities, WESCO provides innovative solutions to meet customer needs across commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. WESCO operates approximately 800 branches, warehouses and sales offices in more than 50 countries, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements made herein that are not historical facts should be considered as forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the expected benefits and costs of the transaction between WESCO and Anixter International Inc., including anticipated future financial and operating results, synergies, accretion and growth rates, and the combined company's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, statements that address the combined company's expected future business and financial performance, and other statements identified by words such as "anticipate," "plan," "believe," "estimate," "intend," "expect," "project," "will" and similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and beliefs of WESCO's management, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, WESCO's management, current market trends and market conditions and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of WESCO's and WESCO's management's control, and which may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on such statements.

Those risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the risk of any unexpected costs or expenses resulting from the transaction, the risk of any litigation or post-closing regulatory action relating to the transaction, the risk that the transaction could have an adverse effect on the ability of the combined company to retain customers and retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with its suppliers, customers and other business relationships and on its operating results and business generally, or the risk that problems may arise in successfully integrating the businesses of the companies, which may result in the combined company not operating as effectively and efficiently as expected, the risk that the combined company may be unable to achieve synergies or other anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction or it may take longer than expected to achieve those synergies or benefits, the risk that the leverage of the company may be higher than anticipated, the impact of natural disasters, health epidemics and other outbreaks, especially the outbreak of COVID-19 since December 2019, which may have a material adverse effect on the combined company's business, results of operations and financial conditions, and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. All such factors are difficult to predict and are beyond each company's control. Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described above can be found in WESCO's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 and WESCO's other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").

 

WESCO INTERNATIONAL, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS)

(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

June 30, 2021

 

 

June 30, 2020

 

Net sales

$

4,595,790

 

 

 

$

2,086,706

 

 

Cost of goods sold (excluding depreciation and amortization)

3,630,633

 

79.0

%

 

1,692,931

 

81.1

%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

699,581

 

15.2

%

 

359,750

 

17.2

%

Depreciation and amortization

46,704

 

 

 

18,755

 

 

Income from operations

218,872

 

4.8

%

 

15,270

 

0.7

%

Interest expense, net

67,590

 

 

 

61,270

 

 

Other income, net

(802

)

 

 

(687

)

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

152,084

 

3.3

%

 

(45,313

)

(2.2

)%

Provision for income taxes

32,800

 

 

 

(10,854

)

 

Net income (loss)

119,284

 

2.6

%

 

(34,459

)

(1.7

)%

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

89

 

 

 

47

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to WESCO International, Inc.

119,195

 

2.6

%

 

(34,506

)

(1.7

)%

Preferred stock dividends

14,352

 

 

 

1,276

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

104,843

 

2.3

%

 

$

(35,782

)

(1.7

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings (loss) per diluted share attributable to common stockholders

$

2.02

 

 

 

$

(0.84

)

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding and common share equivalents used in computing earnings (loss) per diluted common share (in thousands)

51,994

 

 

 

42,683

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reportable Segments

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales:

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical & Electronic Solutions

$

1,923,011

 

 

 

$

1,043,294

 

 

Communications & Security Solutions

1,461,120

 

 

 

341,470

 

 

Utility & Broadband Solutions

1,211,659

 

 

 

701,942

 

 

 

$

4,595,790

 

 

 

$

2,086,706

 

 

Income from operations:

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical & Electronic Solutions

$

153,740

 

 

 

$

45,809

 

 

Communications & Security Solutions

111,257

 

 

 

27,922

 

 

Utility & Broadband Solutions

94,693

 

 

 

51,774

 

 

Corporate

(140,818

)

 

 

(110,235

)

 

 

$

218,872

 

 

 

$

15,270

 

 

 
 

WESCO INTERNATIONAL, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS)

(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

June 30, 2021

 

 

June 30, 2020

 

Net sales

$

8,637,267

 

 

 

$

4,055,353

 

 

Cost of goods sold (excluding depreciation and amortization)

6,861,074

 

79.4

%

 

3,285,179

 

81.0

%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

1,336,157

 

15.5

%

 

659,143

 

16.3

%

Depreciation and amortization

87,913

 

 

 

34,848

 

 

Income from operations

352,123

 

4.1

%

 

76,183

 

1.9

%

Interest expense, net

137,963

 

 

 

77,862

 

 

Other income, net

(3,609

)

 

 

(807

)

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

217,769

 

2.5

%

 

(872

)

%

Provision for income taxes

39,331

 

 

 

(587

)

 

Net income (loss)

178,438

 

2.1

%

 

(285

)

%

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

65

 

 

 

(185

)

 

Net income (loss) attributable to WESCO International, Inc.

178,373

 

2.1

%

 

(100

)

%

Preferred stock dividends

28,704

 

 

 

1,276

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

149,669

 

1.7

%

 

$

(1,376

)

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings (loss) per diluted share attributable to common stockholders

$

2.89

 

 

 

$

(0.03

)

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding and common share equivalents used in computing earnings (loss) per diluted common share (in thousands)

51,875

 

 

 

42,260

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reportable Segments

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales:

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical & Electronic Solutions

$

3,643,824

 

 

 

$

2,157,766

 

 

Communications & Security Solutions

2,711,735

 

 

 

565,185

 

 

Utility & Broadband Solutions

2,281,708

 

 

 

1,332,402

 

 

 

$

8,637,267

 

 

 

$

4,055,353

 

 

Income from operations:

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical & Electronic Solutions

$

253,852

 

 

 

$

89,135

 

 

Communications & Security Solutions

185,220

 

 

 

37,868

 

 

Utility & Broadband Solutions

181,723

 

 

 

93,559

 

 

Corporate

(268,672

)

 

 

(144,379

)

 

 

$

352,123

 

 

 

$

76,183

 

 

 

WESCO INTERNATIONAL, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(dollar amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

June 30,
2021

 

December 31,
2020

Assets

 

 

 

Current Assets

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

287,891

 

 

$

449,135

 

Trade accounts receivable, net

2,842,187

 

 

2,466,903

 

Inventories

2,436,522

 

 

2,163,831

 

Other current assets

429,147

 

 

427,109

 

Total current assets

5,995,747

 

 

5,506,978

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill and intangible assets

5,244,049

 

 

5,252,664

 

Other assets

1,059,283

 

 

1,120,572

 

Total assets

$

12,299,079

 

 

$

11,880,214

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

 

 

 

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

2,192,782

 

 

$

1,707,329

 

Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt, net(1)

366,965

 

 

528,830

 

Other current liabilities

742,209

 

 

750,836

 

Total current liabilities

3,301,956

 

 

2,986,995

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt, net

4,303,124

 

 

4,369,953

 

Other noncurrent liabilities

1,168,998

 

 

1,186,877

 

Total liabilities

8,774,078

 

 

8,543,825

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' Equity

 

 

 

Total stockholders' equity

3,525,001

 

 

3,336,389

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

12,299,079

 

 

$

11,880,214

 

(1)

As of December 31, 2020, short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt includes the $500.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Company's 5.375% Senior Notes due 2021 (the "2021 Notes"), which were redeemed on January 14, 2021. On June 2, 2021, the Company elected to exercise its optional redemption right to redeem the entire $350 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.375% Senior Notes due 2024 (the "2024 Notes") with a date fixed for redemption of July 2, 2021. Accordingly, the 2024 Notes are classified as a component of short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt as of June 30, 2021.

 
 

WESCO INTERNATIONAL, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(dollar amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

June 30,
2021

 

June 30,
2020

Operating Activities:

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

178,438

 

 

$

(285

)

Add back (deduct):

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

87,913

 

 

34,848

 

Deferred income taxes

(2,959

)

 

1,062

 

Change in trade receivables, net

(372,287

)

 

29,302

 

Change in inventories

(268,272

)

 

55,431

 

Change in accounts payable

474,918

 

 

(83,085

)

Other, net

5,044

 

 

95,415

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

102,795

 

 

132,688

 

 

 

 

 

Investing Activities:

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

(20,191

)

 

(27,163

)

Other, net(1)

52,545

 

 

(3,700,792

)

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

32,354

 

 

(3,727,955

)

 

 

 

 

Financing Activities:

 

 

 

Debt (repayments) borrowings, net(2)

(235,778

)

 

3,800,637

 

Equity activity, net

(12,433

)

 

(2,025

)

Other, net(3)

(41,471

)

 

(85,605

)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(289,682

)

 

3,713,007

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(6,711

)

 

(3,420

)

 

 

 

 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

(161,244

)

 

114,320

 

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period

449,135

 

 

150,902

 

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

$

287,891

 

 

$

265,222

 

(1)

For the six months ended June 30, 2021, other investing activities includes cash consideration totaling approximately $54.3 million from the sale of WESCO's legacy utility and data communications businesses in Canada. The Company used the net proceeds from the divestitures to repay indebtedness. Other investing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2020 includes payments to acquire Anixter of $3,708.3 million, net of cash acquired of $103.5 million.

(2)

The six months ended June 30, 2021 includes the redemption of the Company's $500.0 million aggregate principal amount of 2021 Notes. The redemption of the 2021 Notes was funded with excess cash, as well as borrowings under the Company's accounts receivable securitization and revolving credit facilities. The six months ended June 30, 2020 primarily includes the net proceeds from the issuance of senior unsecured notes of $2,815.0 million, as well as borrowings under the Company's accounts receivable securitization and revolving credit facilities. These cash inflows were used to fund the merger with Anixter.

(3)

For the six months ended June 30, 2021, other financing activities includes $28.7 million of dividends paid to holders of Series A preferred stock. Other financing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2020 includes approximately $79.5 million of costs associated with the debt financing used to fund a portion of the merger with Anixter.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

In addition to the results provided in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("U.S. GAAP") above, this earnings release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures. These financial measures include pro forma workday-adjusted net sales, gross profit, gross margin, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, pro forma adjusted EBITDA, financial leverage, pro forma financial leverage, free cash flow, adjusted income from operations, adjusted operating margin, adjusted interest expense, net, adjusted provision for income taxes, adjusted net income, adjusted net income attributable to WESCO International, Inc., adjusted net income attributable to common stockholders, adjusted diluted shares and adjusted earnings per diluted share. The Company believes that these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors as they provide a better understanding of sales performance, and the use of debt and liquidity on a comparable basis. Additionally, certain non-GAAP measures either focus on or exclude items impacting comparability of results such as merger-related costs, and the related income tax effect of such items, allowing investors to more easily compare the Company's financial performance from period to period. Management does not use these non-GAAP financial measures for any purpose other than the reasons stated above.

 

WESCO INTERNATIONAL, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Pro Forma Workday-Adjusted Net Sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30, 2021

 

June 30, 2020

 

Growth

 

Reported

 

Reported

 

Anixter(1)

 

Pro Forma

 

Reported

 

Pro Forma

 

Adjusted(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

4,595,790

 

 

$

2,086,706

 

 

$

1,619,607

 

$

3,706,313

 

120.2

%

 

24.0

%

 

21.6

%

(1)

Represents Anixter’s net sales for the period from April 4, 2020 to June 22, 2020.

(2)

Represents the percentage impact of 64 workdays in the three months ended June 30, 2021 compared to 62.5 workdays in the pro forma three-month period ended June 30, 2020.

 

Note: Pro forma workday-adjusted net sales is a non-GAAP financial measure of sales performance. Pro forma workday-adjusted net sales gives effect to the combination of WESCO and Anixter as if it had occurred at the beginning of the prior quarterly period, and adjusts for the percentage impact from the number of workdays in the comparable periods.

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

Gross Profit:

June 30, 2021

 

June 30, 2020

 

June 30, 2021

 

June 30, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

$

4,595,790

 

 

$

2,086,706

 

 

$

8,637,267

 

 

$

4,055,353

 

Cost of goods sold (excluding depreciation and amortization)

3,630,633

 

 

1,692,931

 

 

6,861,074

 

 

3,285,179

 

Gross profit

$

965,157

 

 

$

393,775

 

 

$

1,776,193

 

 

$

770,174

 

Gross margin

21.0

%

 

18.9

%

 

20.6

%

 

19.0

%

 

 

Three Months Ended

Gross Profit:

March 31, 2021

 

 

Net sales

$

4,041,477

 

Cost of goods sold (excluding depreciation and amortization)

3,230,441

 

Gross profit

$

811,036

 

Gross margin

20.1

%

Note: Gross profit is a financial measure commonly used within the distribution industry. Gross profit is calculated by deducting cost of goods sold, excluding depreciation and amortization, from net sales. Gross margin is calculated by dividing gross profit by net sales.

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

Adjusted Income from Operations:

June 30, 2021

 

June 30, 2020

 

June 30, 2021

 

June 30, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from operations

$

218,872

 

 

$

15,270

 

 

$

352,123

 

 

$

76,183

 

Merger-related costs

37,720

 

 

73,345

 

 

84,042

 

 

77,953

 

Accelerated trademark amortization

5,049

 

 

 

 

5,049

 

 

 

Net gain on Canadian divestitures

 

 

 

 

(8,927

)

 

 

Adjusted income from operations

$

261,641

 

 

$

88,615

 

 

$

432,287

 

 

$

154,136

 

Adjusted income from operations margin %

5.7

%

 

4.2

%

 

5.0

%

 

3.8

%

 
 

 WESCO INTERNATIONAL, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

Adjusted Interest Expense, Net

June 30, 2021

 

June 30, 2020

 

June 30, 2021

 

June 30, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

$

67,590

 

 

$

61,270

 

 

$

137,963

 

 

$

77,862

 

Merger-related interest expense(1)

 

 

(44,738

)

 

 

 

(45,253

)

Adjusted interest expense, net

$

67,590

 

 

$

16,532

 

 

$

137,963

 

 

$

32,609

 

(1)

The adjustments for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 represent financing and interest costs associated with the debt financing used to fund a portion of the merger with Anixter, of which $33.5 million was non-recurring.

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

Adjusted Provision for Income Taxes:

June 30, 2021

 

June 30, 2020

 

June 30, 2021

 

June 30, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provision for income taxes

$

32,800

 

 

$

(10,854)

 

 

$

39,331

 

 

$

(587)

 

Income tax effect of adjustments to income from operations and net interest(1)

10,381

 

 

26,363

 

 

19,348

 

 

27,492

 

Adjusted provision for income taxes

$

43,181

 

 

$

15,509

 

 

$

58,679

 

 

$

26,905

 

(1)

The adjustments to income from operations and net interest have been tax effected at rates of approximately 24% for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021, and 22% for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020.

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

Adjusted Earnings per Diluted Share:

June 30, 2021

 

June 30, 2020

 

June 30, 2021

 

June 30, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted income from operations

$

261,641

 

 

$

88,615

 

 

$

432,287

 

 

$

154,136

 

Adjusted interest expense, net

67,590

 

 

16,532

 

 

137,963

 

 

32,609

 

Other income, net

(802

)

 

(687

)

 

(3,609

)

 

(807

)

Adjusted income before income taxes

194,853

 

 

72,770

 

 

297,933

 

 

122,334

 

Adjusted provision for income taxes

43,181

 

 

15,509

 

 

58,679

 

 

26,905

 

Adjusted net income

151,672

 

 

57,261

 

 

239,254

 

 

95,429

 

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

89

 

 

47

 

 

65

 

 

(185

)

Adjusted net income attributable to WESCO International, Inc.

151,583

 

 

57,214

 

 

239,189

 

 

95,614

 

Preferred stock dividends

14,352

 

 

1,276

 

 

28,704

 

 

1,276

 

Adjusted net income attributable to common stockholders

$

137,231

 

 

$

55,938

 

 

$

210,485

 

 

$

94,338

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted shares

51,994

 

 

42,775

 

 

51,875

 

 

42,412

 

Adjusted diluted shares(1)

51,994

 

 

41,969

 

 

51,875

 

 

42,009

 

Adjusted earnings per diluted share(2)

$

2.64

 

 

$

1.33

 

 

$

4.06

 

 

$

2.25

 

(1)

Adjusted diluted shares for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 exclude the weighted-average impact of approximately 8.15 million shares of common stock issued as equity consideration to fund a portion of the merger with Anixter.

(2)

Adjusted earnings per diluted share for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, as previously reported in a press release issued on August 13, 2020, excluded preferred stock dividends of $1.3 million. Adjusted earnings per diluted share excluding the preferred stock dividends was $1.36 and $2.28 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, respectively.

 

Note: For the three and six months ended June 30, 2021, income from operations, the provision for income taxes and earnings per diluted share have been adjusted to exclude merger-related costs, a net gain on the sale of WESCO's legacy utility and data communications businesses in Canada, accelerated amortization expense associated with migrating to the Company's master brand architecture, and the related income tax effects. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, income from operations, net interest expense, the provision for income taxes and earnings per diluted share have been adjusted to exclude merger-related costs and interest, and the related income tax effects. These non-GAAP financial measures provide a better understanding of the Company's financial results on a comparable basis.

 

 WESCO INTERNATIONAL, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2021

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA by Segment:

 

EES

 

CSS

 

UBS

 

Corporate

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to common stockholders

 

$

153,976

 

 

$

111,046

 

 

$

94,688

 

 

$

(254,867

)

 

$

104,843

 

Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(76

)

 

 

 

 

 

165

 

 

89

 

Preferred stock dividends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14,352

 

 

14,352

 

Provision for income taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32,800

 

 

32,800

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

67,590

 

 

67,590

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

12,781

 

 

19,241

 

 

5,466

 

 

9,216

 

 

46,704

 

EBITDA

 

$

166,681

 

 

$

130,287

 

 

$

100,154

 

 

$

(130,744

)

 

$

266,378

 

Other income, net

 

(160

)

 

211

 

 

5

 

 

(858

)

 

(802

)

Stock-based compensation expense(1)

 

1,434

 

 

641

 

 

543

 

 

3,331

 

 

5,949

 

Merger-related costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37,720

 

 

37,720

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

167,955

 

 

$

131,139

 

 

$

100,702

 

 

$

(90,551

)

 

$

309,245

 

Adjusted EBITDA margin %

 

8.7

%

 

9.0

%

 

8.3

%

 

 

 

6.7

%

(1)

Stock-based compensation expense in the calculation of adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended June 30, 2021 excludes $1.3 million as such amount is included in merger-related costs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2020

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA by Segment:

 

EES

 

CSS

 

UBS

 

Corporate

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

 

$

45,915

 

 

$

27,764

 

 

$

51,774

 

 

$

(161,235

)

 

 

$

(35,782

)

Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(162

)

 

 

 

 

 

209

 

 

 

47

 

Preferred stock dividends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,276

 

 

 

1,276

 

Provision for income taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(10,854

)

 

 

(10,854

)

Interest expense, net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

61,270

 

 

 

61,270

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

7,351

 

 

4,016

 

 

4,082

 

 

3,306

 

 

 

18,755

 

EBITDA

 

$

53,104

 

 

$

31,780

 

 

$

55,856

 

 

$

(106,028

)

 

 

$

34,712

 

Other income, net

 

56

 

 

158

 

 

 

 

(901

)

 

 

(687

)

Stock-based compensation expense

 

1,118

 

 

263

 

 

306

 

 

3,214

 

 

 

4,901

 

Merger-related costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

73,345

 

 

 

73,345

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

54,278

 

 

$

32,201

 

 

$

56,162

 

 

$

(30,370

)

 

 

$

112,271

 

Adjusted EBITDA margin %

 

5.2

%

 

9.4

%

 

8.0

%

 

 

 

5.4

%

Note: EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin % are non-GAAP financial measures that provide indicators of the Company's performance and its ability to meet debt service requirements. EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA before foreign exchange and other non-operating expenses (income), non-cash stock-based compensation and merger-related costs. Adjusted EBITDA margin % is calculated by dividing Adjusted EBITDA by net sales.

 

 WESCO INTERNATIONAL, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2021

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA by Segment:

 

EES

 

CSS

 

UBS

 

Corporate

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to common stockholders

 

$

254,606

 

 

$

184,639

 

 

$

181,701

 

 

$

(471,277

)

 

$

149,669

 

Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(151

)

 

 

 

 

 

216

 

 

65

 

Preferred stock dividends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28,704

 

 

28,704

 

Provision for income taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39,331

 

 

39,331

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

137,963

 

 

137,963

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

23,344

 

 

35,534

 

 

10,676

 

 

18,359

 

 

87,913

 

EBITDA

 

$

277,799

 

 

$

220,173

 

 

$

192,377

 

 

$

(246,704

)

 

$

443,645

 

Other income, net

 

(603

)

 

581

 

 

22

 

 

(3,609

)

 

(3,609

)

Stock-based compensation expense(1)

 

2,785

 

 

1,066

 

 

883

 

 

5,908

 

 

10,642

 

Merger-related costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

84,042

 

 

84,042

 

Net gain on Canadian divestitures

 

 

 

 

 

(8,927

)

 

 

 

(8,927

)

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

279,981

 

 

$

221,820

 

 

$

184,355

 

 

$

(160,363

)

 

$

525,793

 

Adjusted EBITDA margin %

 

7.7

%

 

8.2

%

 

8.1

%

 

 

 

6.1

%

(1)

Stock-based compensation expense in the calculation of adjusted EBITDA for the six months ended June 30, 2021 excludes $2.5 million as such amount is included in merger-related costs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2020

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA by Segment:

 

EES

 

CSS

 

UBS

 

Corporate

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

 

$

89,593

 

 

$

37,710

 

 

$

93,559

 

 

$

(222,238

)

 

$

(1,376

)

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(394

)

 

 

 

 

 

209

 

 

(185

)

Preferred stock dividends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,276

 

 

1,276

 

Provision for income taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(587

)

 

(587

)

Interest expense, net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

77,862

 

 

77,862

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

14,227

 

 

5,857

 

 

7,603

 

 

7,161

 

 

34,848

 

EBITDA

 

$

103,426

 

 

$

43,567

 

 

$

101,162

 

 

$

(136,317

)

 

$

111,838

 

Other income, net

 

(64

)

 

158

 

 

 

 

(901

)

 

(807

)

Stock-based compensation expense

 

2,197

 

 

419

 

 

599

 

 

6,312

 

 

9,527

 

Merger-related costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

77,953

 

 

77,953

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

105,559

 

 

$

44,144

 

 

$

101,761

 

 

$

(52,953

)

 

$

198,511

 

Adjusted EBITDA margin %

 

4.9

%

 

7.8

%

 

7.6

%

 

 

 

4.9

%

Note: EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin % are non-GAAP financial measures that provide indicators of the Company's performance and its ability to meet debt service requirements. EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA before foreign exchange and other non-operating expenses (income), non-cash stock-based compensation, merger-related costs and net gain on the sale of WESCO's legacy utility and data communications businesses in Canada. Adjusted EBITDA margin % is calculated by dividing Adjusted EBITDA by net sales

 

 WESCO INTERNATIONAL, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Pro Forma(1)

 

Twelve Months Ended

Financial Leverage:

June 30,
2021

 

December 31,
2020

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$

221,467

 

 

$

115,572

 

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

(271

)

 

(521

)

Preferred stock dividends

57,567

 

 

30,139

 

Provision for income taxes

62,722

 

 

55,659

 

Interest expense, net

286,813

 

 

255,842

 

Depreciation and amortization

174,665

 

 

153,499

 

EBITDA

$

802,963

 

 

$

610,190

 

Other, net

(5,315

)

 

4,635

 

Stock-based compensation

19,364

 

 

34,733

 

Merger-related costs and fair value adjustments

181,019

 

 

206,748

 

Out-of-period adjustment

18,852

 

 

18,852

 

Net gain on sale of asset and Canadian divestitures

(27,745

)

 

(19,816

)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

989,138

 

 

$

855,342

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of

 

June 30,
2021

 

December 31,
2020

Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt, net

$

366,965

 

 

$

528,830

 

Long-term debt, net

4,303,124

 

 

4,369,953

 

Debt discount and debt issuance costs(2)

80,495

 

 

88,181

 

Fair value adjustments to Anixter Senior Notes due 2023 and 2025(2)

(1,306

)

 

(1,650

)

Total debt

4,749,278

 

 

4,985,314

 

Less: cash and cash equivalents

287,891

 

 

449,135

 

Total debt, net of cash

$

4,461,387

 

 

$

4,536,179

 

 

 

 

 

Financial leverage ratio

4.5

 

 

5.3

 

(1)

Pro forma adjusted EBITDA includes the financial results of WESCO's legacy utility and data communications businesses in Canada, which were divested in the first quarter of 2021 under a Consent Agreement with the Competition Bureau of Canada.

(2)

Debt is presented in the condensed consolidated balance sheets net of debt discount and debt issuance costs, and includes adjustments to record the long-term debt assumed in the merger with Anixter at its acquisition date fair value.

 

Note: Financial leverage measures the use of debt. Financial leverage ratio is calculated by dividing total debt, excluding debt discount, debt issuance costs and fair value adjustments, net of cash, by adjusted EBITDA. EBITDA is defined as the trailing twelve months earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as the trailing twelve months EBITDA before foreign exchange and other non-operating expenses (income), non-cash stock-based compensation, costs and fair value adjustments associated with the merger with Anixter, an out-of-period adjustment related to inventory absorption accounting, and net gain on the sale of a U.S. operating branch and WESCO's legacy utility and data communications businesses in Canada. Pro forma financial leverage ratio is calculated by dividing total debt, excluding debt discount and debt issuance costs, net of cash, by pro forma adjusted EBITDA. Pro forma EBITDA and pro forma adjusted EBITDA gives effect to the combination of WESCO and Anixter as if it had occurred at the beginning of the respective trailing twelve month period.

 
 

 WESCO INTERNATIONAL, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

Free Cash Flow:

June 30, 2021

 

June 30, 2020

 

June 30, 2021

 

June 30, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flow (used in) provided by operations

$

(17,695

)

 

$

101,160

 

 

$

102,795

 

 

$

132,688

 

Less: Capital expenditures

(9,980

)

 

(11,401

)

 

(20,191

)

 

(27,163

)

Add: Merger-related expenditures

27,095

 

 

52,142

 

 

41,567

 

 

56,134

 

Free cash flow

$

(580

)

 

$

141,901

 

 

$

124,171

 

 

$

161,659

 

Percentage of adjusted net income

%

 

248

%

 

52

%

 

169

%

 

Note: Free cash flow is a measure of liquidity. Capital expenditures are deducted from operating cash flow to determine free cash flow. Free cash flow is available to fund investing and financing activities. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, the Company paid certain fees, expenses and other costs related to WESCO's merger with Anixter. Such expenditures have been added back to operating cash flow to determine free cash flow for such periods.

 

Will Ruthrauff
Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
(412) 454-4220
http://www.wesco.com

Source: WESCO International, Inc.

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