Rollins, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Financial Results
Company Records Revenues of $1.0 Billion for Full Year; 11th Consecutive Quarter of Improved Earnings Results
-- Revenue increased 14.9% for the quarter and 14.0% for full year, including the effect of acquisitions
-- Net income up 5.2% for the quarter and 6.5% for the full year
-- Earnings per diluted share rose 8.3% for the quarter to $0.13 from $0.12 and 7.8% to $0.69 from $0.64 for the full year
ATLANTA, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rollins, Inc. (NYSE: ROL), a premier North American consumer and commercial services company, today reported unaudited financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2008.
The Company recorded fourth quarter revenues of $248.1 million, an increase of 14.9% over the prior year's fourth quarter revenue of $216.0 million. The increase was primarily due to revenues from HomeTeam Pest Defense. Revenue growth excluding the April 2008 acquisition of HomeTeam Pest Defense improved 0.2%(1). Revenue growth in the 4th quarter was impacted somewhat by the poor economic conditions as well as the decline in the Canadian dollar.
Net income increased 5.2% to $12.6 million or $0.13 per diluted share for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2008, compared to $11.9 million or $0.12 per diluted share for the same period in 2007. EBITDA increased 28.4% for the quarter(2).
During the fourth quarter, the Company repurchased 835,300 shares of common stock at a weighted average price of $15.57 per share, with a total of 1,385,475 shares repurchased in 2008.
For the year-ended December 31, 2008, revenues rose 14.0% to slightly over $1.0 billion, compared to $894.9 million for the prior year. This increase is principally due to the Company's efforts to increase its commercial business, an increase in the number of sales, while maintaining customer retention and the acquisition of HomeTeam. Excluding the revenue of HomeTeam Pest Defense, revenues for the year improved 3.0%(1).
Rollins' net income for the full year rose 6.5% to $68.9 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, compared to net income of $64.7 million, or $0.64 per diluted share for the prior year. EBITDA increased 13.5% for full year 2008(2).
Rollins' balance sheet continued to grow with total assets increasing to $572.5 million and stockholder's equity of $228.4 million.
Gary W. Rollins, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rollins, Inc. stated, "We are pleased with the results we have achieved for both our fourth quarter and full year. Despite the tough economy, we made headway this year growing our revenues and increasing our profitability. In addition, we achieved a milestone this year when the Company's revenues topped $1.0 billion for the first time. We continued to see the benefits from our program investments, which have generated improved sales growth as well as improved service efficiency".
"Our strong balance sheet has allowed us to continue our plan to make strategic acquisitions. HomeTeam Pest Defense has been a great addition to our Company. We are extremely pleased with the contributions that HomeTeam has made to our revenues and profits. They have exceeded our expectations, and we look forward to them playing a significant role in the company going forward."
Mr. Rollins concluded, "It is difficult to determine when the economy will turnaround and the financial crisis will end; however we believe that we are well positioned to respond appropriately and adjust our business to meet these uncertainties. We will continue our plan to make prudent investments to grow our business both organically and through strategic acquisitions. We are positive about our Company's opportunities in the new year."
Rollins, Inc. is a premier North American consumer and commercial services company. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Orkin, Inc., PCO Services, HomeTeam Pest Defense, Western Pest Services and The Industrial Fumigant Company, the Company provides essential pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects to over 2 million customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia from over 500 locations. You can learn more about our subsidiaries by visiting our web sites at www.orkin.com, www.pestdefense.com, www.westernpest.com, www.indfumco.com, and www.rollins.com. You can also find this and other news releases at www.rollins.com by accessing the news releases button.
CAUTION CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This release contains statements that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include the Company's expectation that Home Team Pest Defense will play a significant role in our growth strategy going forward; the Company believes that it is well positioned to adjust its business to meet uncertainties in the economy; the Company's plan to continue its strategy to make prudent investments to grow its business both organically and through strategic acquisitions; and the Company's excitement about its opportunities in the new year. The actual results of the Company could differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements because of various risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, general economic conditions; market risk; changes in industry practices or technologies; the degree of success of the Company's pest and termite process reforms and pest control selling and treatment methods; the Company's ability to identify and integrate potential acquisitions; climate and weather trends; competitive factors and pricing practices; potential increases in labor costs; uncertainties of litigation; and changes in various government laws and regulations, including environmental regulations. All of the foregoing risks and uncertainties are beyond the ability of the Company to control, and in many cases the Company cannot predict the risks and uncertainties that could cause its actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. A more detailed discussion of potential risks facing the Company can be found in the Company's Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the year ended December 31, 2007.
(1) Additional disclosure regarding this financial measure is included in the financial tables attached to this press release. (2) EBITDA is a financial measure which does not conform to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Additional disclosure regarding this non-GAAP financial measure is included in the attachment to this press release. ROLLINS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION (in thousands) At December 31, (unaudited) 2008 2007 ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents $13,716 $71,280 Trade receivables, short-term 56,884 52,618 Accounts Receivable - Other 2,185 1,839 Materials and supplies 10,893 8,846 Deferred income taxes 20,018 17,162 Other current assets 13,142 8,495 Total Current Assets 116,838 160,240 Equipment and property, net 78,625 77,370 Goodwill 187,266 126,684 Other Intangible Assets 25,719 9,232 Customer Contracts 129,092 63,056 Deferred income taxes 17,886 7,576 Trade receivables, long-term 11,124 8,409 Prepaid Pension - 16,624 Other assets 5,967 6,037 Total Assets $572,517 $475,228 LIABILITIES Loans outstanding $65,000 $ - Capital leases 450 1,186 Accounts payable 18,782 19,140 Accrued insurance 15,404 13,505 Accrued compensation and related liabilities 56,334 45,910 Other current liabilities 28,569 26,587 Unearned revenue 88,288 81,678 Total Current Liabilities 272,827 188,006 Capital leases, less current portion 171 601 Accrued pension 20,353 - Long-term accrued liabilities 50,733 53,068 Total Liabilities 344,084 241,675 STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Common stock 100,041 100,636 Retained earnings and other equity 128,392 132,917 Total Stockholders' Equity 228,433 233,553 Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $572,517 $475,228 ROLLINS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (in thousands except per share data) (unaudited) Fourth Quarter Ended Twelve Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2008 2007 2008 2007 REVENUES Customer services $248,076 $215,954 $1,020,564 $894,920 COSTS AND EXPENSES Cost of services provided 133,050 117,199 534,494 468,665 Depreciation and amortization 9,096 6,586 33,443 27,068 Sales, general and administrative 84,120 74,633 339,078 296,615 (Gain)/loss on sales of assets 23 61 (166) (52) Interest (income)/expense, net 913 (749) 761 (2,289) 227,202 197,730 907,610 790,007 INCOME BEFORE TAXES 20,874 18,224 112,954 104,913 PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES 8,321 6,290 44,020 40,182 NET INCOME $12,553 $11,934 $68,934 $64,731 NET INCOME PER SHARE - BASIC $0.13 $0.12 $0.69 $0.65 NET INCOME PER SHARE - DILUTED $0.13 $0.12 $0.69 $0.64 Weighted average shares outstanding - basic 98,851 99,854 99,209 100,299 Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted 99,659 101,051 100,081 101,409 ROLLINS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES RECONCILIATION REVENUE EXCLUDING HOMETEAM PEST DEFENSE Three Months Ended Dec. 31, $Better/ %Better/ 2008 2007 (Worse) (Worse) Net Revenues $248,076 $215,954 $32,122 14.9% Less: Revenues from HomeTeam Pest Defense 31,694 - 31,694 Revenue Excluding HomeTeam Pest Defense $216,382 $215,954 $428 0.2% ROLLINS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES RECONCILIATION REVENUE EXCLUDING HOMETEAM PEST DEFENSE Twelve Months Ended Dec. 31, $Better/ %Better/ 2008 2007 (Worse) (Worse) Net Revenues $1,020,564 $894,920 $125,644 14.0% Less: Revenues from HomeTeam Pest Defense 98,931 - 98,931 Revenue Excluding HomeTeam Pest Defense $921,633 $894,920 $26,713 3.0% ROLLINS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES RECONCILIATION EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION (EBITDA) Three Months Ended Dec. 31, $Better/ %Better/ 2008 2007 (Worse) (Worse) Net Income $12,553 $11,934 $619 5.2% Add: Provision For Income Taxes 8,321 6,290 2,031 32.3 Interest (Income)/ Expense 913 (749) 1,662 221.9 Depreciation of Fixed Assets 3,856 3,276 580 17.7 Amortization of Intangible Assets 5,240 3,310 1,930 58.3 EBITDA $30,883 $24,061 $6,822 28.4% ROLLINS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES RECONCILIATION EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION (EBITDA) Twelve Months Ended Dec. 31, $Better/ %Better/ 2008 2007 (Worse) (Worse) Net Income $68,934 $64,731 $4,203 6.5% Add: Provision For Income Taxes 44,020 40,182 3,838 9.6 Interest (Income)/Expense 761 (2,289) 3,050 133.2 Depreciation of Fixed Assets 14,205 13,677 528 3.9 Amortization of Intangible Assets 19,238 13,391 5,847 43.7 EBITDA $147,158 $129,692 $17,466 13.5% CONFERENCE CALL ANNOUNCEMENT Rollins, Inc. (NYSE: ROL)
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Released January 28, 2009