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U.S. Concrete Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

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EULESS, Texas, May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ: USCR), a leading supplier of aggregates and ready-mixed concrete in active construction markets across the country, today announced results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. 

FIRST QUARTER 2021 HIGHLIGHTS1

  • Consolidated revenue was $285.7 million
  • Aggregate products revenue increased 2.1% to $44.5 million, an all-time first quarter high
  • Aggregate products average selling price per ton increased 8.9% to $13.32, an all-time first quarter high
  • Aggregate products adjusted EBITDA was $12.5 million, an all-time first quarter high and a 10.6% increase compared to the prior year first quarter
  • Aggregate products adjusted EBITDA margin increased 220 basis points to 28.1%, an all-time first quarter high
  • Net loss was $4.8 million
  • Total Adjusted EBITDA2 was $28.2 million
  • Net loss margin was 1.7% and Total Adjusted EBITDA Margin2 was 9.9%
  • Invested $28.7 million to purchase fee simple property and the underlying royalty agreement associated with the Orca Quarry on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada ("Orca"), improving aggregate products profitability

(1)

Certain computations within this press release may reflect rounding adjustments.

(2)

Total Adjusted EBITDA and Total Adjusted EBITDA Margin are non-GAAP financial measures.  Please refer to the reconciliations and other information at the end of this press release.

Ronnie Pruitt, President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Concrete, Inc. stated, "Despite the challenges that we faced with significant winter weather during the first quarter, we are pleased with the progress we have made on our operational efficiencies and cost containment efforts.  We are seeing an increase in bidding levels and project starts, which continue to point to a stronger second half of 2021.  We are  optimistic about the business outlook, as we see improved demand for our products with strong residential activity, diversified commercial needs and resilient infrastructure projects, which should be enhanced by a national infrastructure bill."

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OPERATING RESULTS

AGGREGATE PRODUCTS SEGMENT   



Three Months Ended
March 31,

($ in millions except selling prices)


2021


2020

Sales to external customers


$

22.6



$

21.1


Freight revenue on sales to external customers


9.4



10.0


Intersegment sales


12.5



12.5


 Total aggregate products revenue


$

44.5



$

43.6







Adjusted EBITDA


$

12.5



$

11.3







Average selling price ("ASP") per ton(1)


$

13.32



$

12.23


Sales volume in thousand tons


2,586



2,632




(1)

The Company's calculation of aggregate products segment ASP excludes freight and certain other ancillary revenue.  The Company's definition and calculation of ASP may differ from other companies in the construction materials industry.

Aggregate products segment revenue increased $0.9 million in the first quarter of 2021 to an all-time first quarter high of $44.5 million, resulting from an 8.9% increase in average selling price related to the mix of products sold compared to the first quarter of 2020, the effect of which more than offset the 1.7% decrease in sales volume.  Aggregate products adjusted EBITDA of $12.5 million in the first quarter of 2021 increased 10.6% from the first quarter of 2020, primarily related to the impact of cost-saving measures initiated in 2020 and the full quarter impact of Coram Materials, which was acquired in February 2020.

READY-MIXED CONCRETE SEGMENT



Three Months Ended
March 31,

($ in millions except selling prices)


2021


2020

Revenue


$

241.5



$

292.2







Adjusted EBITDA


$

24.9



$

31.7







ASP per cubic yard


$

141.49



$

144.30


Sales volume in thousand cubic yards  


1,704



2,022


Revenue from the ready-mixed concrete segment for the first quarter of 2021 was $241.5 million, a decrease of $50.7 million, or 17.4%, compared to the prior year first quarter. The revenue decline was generally consistent with what the Company has experienced since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, but was further impacted by inclement weather during the first quarter of 2021.  The decline resulted from lower volumes in the Company's coastal regions as a result of weather delays and the regional effects of the pandemic, including certain construction project delays.  Business contingency actions, including labor management, concrete mix optimization, higher asset utilization and delivery efficiencies, reduced the impact from lower revenue on adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter of 2021. 

CONSOLIDATED FIRST QUARTER 2021 RESULTS COMPARED TO FIRST QUARTER 2020

Consolidated revenue was $285.7 million, a decrease of $48.7 million, or 14.6%, compared to the prior year first quarter, primarily as a result of lower ready-mixed concrete volumes. During the first quarter of 2021, operating income was $0.5 million, with an operating income margin of 0.2%, compared to $3.1 million in the first quarter of 2020, with an operating income margin of 0.9%.  Aggressive cost containment measures, operating efficiencies and growth from the aggregate products segment helped to mitigate the impact on operating income from lower revenue.

Selling, general and administrative expenses ("SG&A") were $29.3 million in the first quarter of 2021 compared to $33.7 million in the first quarter of 2020.  SG&A as a percentage of revenue was 10.3% in the  first quarter of 2021 compared to 10.1% in the prior year first quarter.  On a non-GAAP basis, Adjusted SG&A, which excludes non-cash stock compensation, acquisition-related costs, and realignment initiative costs, was 9.0% of revenue in the first quarter of 2021 compared to 8.5% in the prior year first quarter.   Adjusted SG&A as a percentage of revenue is a non-GAAP financial measure.  Please refer to the definitions, reconciliations, and other information at the end of this press release.

BALANCE SHEET AND LIQUIDITY

Net cash provided by operating activities in the first quarter of 2021 was $12.5 million compared to $44.0 million in the prior year first quarter due to lower sales and higher payments of incentive compensation and interest on bonds.  The Company's Adjusted Free Cash Flow excluding the purchase of the Orca land and royalty agreement in the first quarter of 2021 was $11.6 million compared to $36.9 million in the prior year first quarter.  Adjusted Free Cash Flow is a non-GAAP financial measure.  Please refer to the definitions, reconciliations, and other information at the end of this press release.

At March 31, 2021, the Company had available borrowing capacity of $154.7 million under its revolving credit facility and $178.7 million under its delayed draw term loan facility, resulting in total liquidity of $356.2 million when combined with its cash balances.  At March 31, 2021, U.S. Concrete had cash and cash equivalents of $22.8 million and total debt of $743.7 million, resulting in Net Debt of $720.9 million.  Net Debt as of March 31, 2021 increased $29.6 million from December 31, 2020 due primarily to the acquisition of the Orca land and royalty agreement in March 2021.  Net Debt is a non-GAAP financial measure.  Please refer to the definitions, reconciliations, and other information at the end of this press release.

OUTLOOK FOR 2021

The Company is continuing to target 2021 Total Adjusted EBITDA to be around $200 million for the full year, or a 2% to 5% increase from 2020.  Total Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure.  Please refer to the definition and other information at the end of this press release.  Because certain GAAP financial measures on a forward-looking basis are not accessible and not available without unreasonable effort, reconciliations are not provided for forward-looking non-GAAP measures.

CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST DETAILS

U.S. Concrete will host a conference call on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (11:00 a.m. Central Time) to review its first quarter 2021 results.  To participate in the call, please dial (877) 312-8806 – Conference ID: 4478966 at least 20 minutes before the conference call begins and ask for the U.S. Concrete conference call. 

A live webcast will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.us-concrete.com.  Please visit the website at least 20 minutes before the call begins to register, download and install any necessary audio software.  A replay of the conference call and archive of the webcast will be available shortly after the call on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.us-concrete.com.  

ABOUT U.S. CONCRETE

 U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ: USCR) is a leading supplier of aggregates and concrete for infrastructure, residential and commercial projects across the country.  The Company holds leading market positions in the high-growth metropolitan markets of Dallas/Fort Worth, San Francisco, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., and its materials have been used in some of the most complex and highly specialized construction projects of the last decade.  U.S. Concrete has continued to grow organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions of independent producers in its target markets.

For more information on U.S. Concrete, visit www.us-concrete.com.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements and information provided in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, projections, outlook, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are not statements of historical facts.  In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "intend," "should," "expect," "plan," "target," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "outlook," "predict," "potential" or "continue," the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology.  These forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions about us, may include projections of our future financial performance, our anticipated growth strategies and anticipated trends in our business.  These statements are predictions based on our current expectations and projections about future events which we believe are reasonable. Actual events or results may differ materially.

By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future.  We believe that these risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: general economic and business conditions, which will, among other things, affect demand for new residential and commercial construction; our ability to successfully identify, manage, and integrate acquisitions; the cyclical nature of, and changes in, the real estate and construction markets, including pricing changes by our competitors; governmental requirements and initiatives, including those related to mortgage lending, financing or deductions, funding for public or infrastructure construction, land usage, and environmental, health, and safety matters; disruptions, uncertainties or volatility in the credit markets that may limit our, our suppliers' and our customers' access to capital; our ability to successfully implement our operating strategy; weather conditions; our substantial indebtedness and the restrictions imposed on us by the terms of our indebtedness; the effects of currency fluctuations on our results of operations and financial condition; our ability to maintain favorable relationships with third parties who supply us with equipment and essential supplies; our ability to retain key personnel and maintain satisfactory labor relations; and product liability, property damage, results of litigation and other claims and insurance coverage issues.  These risks and uncertainties also include the effects of COVID-19; the length and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic; the pace of recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic; our ability to implement cost containment strategies; and the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, the economy and the markets we serve.

Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements.  Moreover, neither we nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the forward-looking statements.  All written and oral forward-looking statements made in connection with this press release that are attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  We are under no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform such statements to actual results or to changes in our expectations, except as required by federal securities laws.  There can be no assurance that other factors will not affect the accuracy of these forward-looking statements or that our actual results will not differ materially from the results anticipated in such forward-looking statements.  Unpredictable or unknown factors we have not discussed in this press release also could have material effects on actual results or matters that are the subject of our forward-looking statements.  We undertake no obligation to, and do not intend to, update our description of important factors each time a potential important factor arises.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Included in this press release are certain non-GAAP financial measures that we believe are useful for investors.  These non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures other companies report and are not intended to be used as an alternative to any measure of our performance in accordance with GAAP. 

Reconciliations and definitions of the non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release are included at the end of this press release.  Because certain GAAP financial measures on a forward-looking basis are not accessible, and reconciling information is not available without unreasonable effort, we have not provided reconciliations for forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures.

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(in millions except per share amounts)



Three Months Ended

March 31,


2021


2020

Revenue

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