Company Release – 11/8/2022
On July 5, 2022 (“Closing Date”), Vectrus, Inc. (“Vectrus”) completed its merger (“the Merger”) with Vertex Aerospace Services Holding Corp. (“Vertex”), thereby forming V2X, Inc. Third quarter “reported results” reflect the contributions of Vectrus from July 1, 2022, through September 30, 2022 and Vertex from the Closing Date through September 30, 2022, unless otherwise noted. Comparisons to historical periods are relative to legacy Vectrus results, unless otherwise noted.
Third Quarter Highlights:
- Solid third quarter revenue of $958.2 million; Pro forma revenue of $961.3 million, +10% y/y
- Reported operating income (inclusive of Merger related costs) of $4.5 million; Adjusted operating income1 of $73.6 million
- Adjusted EBITDA1 of $79.0 million with an adjusted EBITDA margin1 of 8.2%
- Third quarter diluted EPS of ($0.56); Adjusted diluted EPS1 of $1.33
- Strong third quarter operating cash flow of $80.1 million; Adjusted operating cash flow1 of $121.2 million
- Reduced net debt by $87 million dollars or 7% since the Merger closed on July 5, 2022
- Guidance: Raising guidance mid-point for revenue, adjusted EBITDA1, and adjusted operating cash flow1
MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — V2X, Inc. (NYSE:VVX) announced third quarter 2022 financial results. “I’m pleased to report a strong start for V2X with third quarter results that demonstrate our ability to grow, generate substantial cash flow, and increase value for shareholders,” said Chuck Prow, President and Chief Executive Officer of V2X. “Our adjusted operating cash flow1 of $121 million in the quarter was significant and highlights the robust cash generative nature of our business. Additionally, adjusted EBITDA margin1 was 8.2%, which was driven by our teams’ successful efforts in delivering solid performance that was also ahead of schedule. We also continue to make significant progress on integration milestones and remain on track to deliver our previously communicated cost synergies. Based on our current momentum, significant progress on integration, and third quarter performance, we are increasing the mid-point of our guidance for revenue, adjusted EBITDA1 and adjusted operating cash flow1. I’d like to thank all of our employees for their focus on delivering results and achieving significant progress on integration, while providing high quality uninterrupted service and support to our clients.”
Mr. Prow continued, “We remain excited about the potential opportunities that lie ahead for V2X to lead in the converged environment. The key metrics and leading indicators of our business remain strong. Recent wins have driven our total backlog to $13 billion, which represents over three times V2X’s annualized revenue, providing substantial visibility. Additionally, the company does not currently have any contracts that generate more than two percent of revenue up for recompete for at least the next two and half years. With limited recompetes and solid revenue visibility, V2X is focusing on capturing new opportunities and contract expansion. Our $20 billion combined pipeline of new business currently submitted and / or expected to be submitted over the next twelve months provides additional opportunity to further grow the business. Furthermore, V2X has identified revenue synergies that are incremental to our current pipeline that are currently being assessed for resource allocation and pursuit. In aggregate, we believe V2X is well positioned to create additional value for our stakeholders.”
Third Quarter Results
- Third quarter 2022 revenue of $958.2 million; Pro forma revenue of $961.3 million
- Operating income of $4.5 million, or 0.5% margin, including Merger and integration related costs of $44.9 million and amortization of acquired intangible assets of $24.2 million
- Adjusted operating income1 of $73.6 million or 7.7% adjusted operating margin1
- Adjusted EBITDA1 for the quarter of $79.0 million with an 8.2% adjusted EBITDA margin1
- Diluted EPS for the third quarter of 2022 of ($0.56) and includes Merger and integration related costs
- Adjusted diluted EPS1 of $1.33 in the quarter
- Operating cash flow for the quarter of $80.1 million
- Adjusted operating cash flow1 for the quarter of $121.2 million (excluding Merger related payments)
- Net debt on September 30, 2022, of $1,220.7 million, representing an $87 million decrease from the closing on July 5, 2022
- The Company was undrawn on its revolver at quarter end
- Total backlog as of September 30, 2022 of $12.7 billion
“Our third quarter financial results were strong and a great start for V2X,” said Susan Lynch, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “Pro forma revenue increased 10% year-over-year to $961.3 million. Pro forma revenue takes into consideration the four days of our third quarter where Vertex was not part of V2X. Organic revenue growth was 10% for legacy Vectrus and was driven by continued strong performance on LOGCAP V, growth associated with the Fort Benning Eagle contract award and volume associated with rapid response and contingency efforts in Europe as well as INDOPACOM. Organic revenue from INDOPACOM increased 113% year-over-year, a noteworthy achievement especially given the revenue contribution from the Pacific Defender exercise during the prior year period. Total topline expansion was driven by the Merger with Vertex on July 5, 2022, which includes the ramp of new business including the E-6B, Advanced Helicopter Training System, Navy Test Wing Atlantic, and Global Strike programs.”
Ms. Lynch continued, “Our strong performance coupled with a focus on cash collections and process improvement in the quarter yielded strong results with significant cash generated from operating activities of $80.1 million. Excluding Merger related payments of $41.1 million, adjusted operating cash flow1 in the quarter was $121.2 million. This solid performance resulted in a $87.0 million dollar or 7% reduction in the company’s net debt since the Merger Closing Date, which exemplifies V2X’s ability to generate strong cash flow with low capital requirements. Total consolidated indebtedness to EBITDA1 (total leverage ratio) was 3.7x, a 0.3x improvement from Merger close. Importantly, we have been able to reduce our leverage ahead of plan, which was previously expected to be 3.7x by the end of this year. We anticipate our net debt will show further improvement in Q4 2022.”
Ms. Lynch concluded, “Given our current momentum, significant progress on integration, and third quarter performance, we are increasing the mid-point of the second half 2022 guidance for revenue, adjusted EBITDA1 and adjusted operating cash flow1.”
Guidance for the second half (2H) 2022 is as follows:
|$ millions, except for EBITDA margins and per share amounts||V2X 2H 2022 Guidance|
|V2X 2H 2022 Guidance|
|Revenue||$1,900||to||$1,940||$1,920 to $1,940|
|Adjusted EBITDA1||$140||to||$150||$145 to $150|
|Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share1||$1.94||to||$2.19||$2.14 to $2.28|
|Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities Excluding M&A Costs||$130||to||$150||$140 to $150|
Forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations and are subject to factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested here, including those factors set forth in the Safe Harbor Statement below.
Third Quarter 2022 Conference Call
Management will conduct a conference call with analysts and investors at 4:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. U.S.-based participants may dial in to the conference call at 877-506-6380, while international participants may dial 412-542-4198. A live webcast of the conference call as well as an accompanying slide presentation will be available here: https://app.webinar.net/anKV0d7G8Q9.
A replay of the conference call will be posted on the V2X website shortly after completion of the call and will be available for one year. A telephonic replay will also be available through November 22, 2022, at 844-512-2921 (domestic) or 412-317-6671 (international) with passcode 10171765.
Presentation slides that will be used in conjunction with the conference call will also be made available online in advance at https://investors.vectrus.com/. V2X recognizes its website as a key channel of distribution to reach public investors and as a means of disclosing material non-public information to comply with its obligations under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Regulation FD.
1 See “Key Performance Indicators and Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for descriptions and reconciliations.
V2X is a leading provider of critical mission solutions and support to defense clients globally, formed by the 2022 Merger of Vectrus and Vertex to build on more than 120 combined years of successful mission support. The Company delivers a comprehensive suite of integrated solutions across the operations and logistics, aerospace, training and technology markets to national security, defense, civilian and international clients. Our global team of approximately 14,000 employees brings innovation to every point in the mission lifecycle, from preparation, to operations, to sustainment, as it tackles the most complex challenges with agility, grit, and dedication.
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These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions, or results, and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and other important factors, many of which are outside our management’s control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s historical experience and our present expectations or projections. For a discussion of some of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from such forward-looking statements, see the risks and other factors detailed from time to time our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Mike Smith, CFA
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