Ottawa, Ontario – May 10, 2017: Calian Group Ltd. (TSX.CGY) today released unaudited results for the second quarter ended March 31, 2017.
The Company reported revenues for the quarter of $67.1 million, a 2% decrease from the $68.1 million reported in the same quarter of the previous year. For the six-month period ended March 31, 2017 the Company reported revenues of $135.8 million, a 2% increase compared to revenues of $132.6 million in the prior year.
EBITDA(1) for the second quarter was $6.2 million, a 14.4% increase compared to $5.4 million in the same quarter of the previous year and for the six-month period ended March 31, 2017, EBITDA(1) was $11.4 million, a 7.7% increase compared to $10.6 million in the prior year.
Net profit for the second quarter was $4.2 million or $0.55 per share basic and diluted, a 28% increase compared to $3.3 million or $0.44 per share basic and diluted in the same quarter of the previous year. On a year-to-date basis, net profit was $7.6 million or $1.00 per share basic and diluted, an increase of 20% compared to net profit of $6.3 million or $0.86 per share basic and diluted in the previous six-month period. Adjusted Net Profit(1) for the second quarter was $4.2 million or $0.55 per share basic and diluted, compared to $3.5 million or $0.48 per share basic and diluted in the same quarter of the previous year. On a year-to-date basis, adjusted net profit(1) was $7.6 million or $1.00 per share basic and diluted compared to $6.9 million or $0.93 per share basic and diluted in the previous six-month period.
(1)See caution regarding non-GAAP measures at the end of this press release
“Once again the team has delivered strong results for the quarter increasing profits by 28% and cash flows by 14.4%” stated Jacqueline Gauthier, CFO. “Our 2% decrease in revenues this quarter is primarily related to timing of new projects at our SED division; however we continue to track ahead for the 6 month period compared to fiscal 2016.”
“In support of the customer retention pillar of our growth strategy, we continue to see excellent execution across all of our services”, stated Kevin Ford, CEO. “Both divisions have achieved higher margins for the quarter and year-todate periods in comparison to the previous year. This is due primarily to the successful completion of several projects allowing the retirement of end of project risks, solid product sales and a higher labor component in the current mix of projects which yields higher margins.”
“This quarter we submitted our proposal for our DND health services contract. Our current contract will run to March 31, 2018 and we have no schedule from the government on when results of this competition will be released. We believe we have submitted an excellent competitive proposal, and are hopeful we can continue to be DND’s healthcare program delivery partner for years to come”, stated Ford.
“We are also very pleased to announce the acquisition of International Safety Research (ISR). This acquisition supports two elements of our growth strategy. With customer diversification, ISR brings new customers to Calian both domestically and globally. For our service line evolution pillar, ISR will strengthen our emergency management service capabilities in the nuclear sector and as well further strengthen our engineering pedigree, specifically in the Chemical, Biological, Radiological Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) area”, stated Ford. “We are excited to have the ISR team as part of Calian, and believe their unique capabilities and skills will be a solid contributor to our long term growth objectives.”
During fiscal 2017, management will continue to focus on its key strategic initiatives. Traditional markets in which Calian operates have stabilized recently and management expects organic revenue and earnings growth in most or all of its service lines through the successful execution of our growth strategy. However, we must caution that revenues realized are ultimately dependent on the extent and timing of future contract awards as well as customer utilization of existing contracting vehicles. Based on currently available information and our assessment of the marketplace, we expect revenues for fiscal 2017 to be in the range of $265 million to $285 million, net profit in the range of $1.75 to $2.00 per share.
Caution regarding non-GAAP measures:
This press release is based on reported earnings in accordance with IFRS. Reference to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) means IFRS, unless indicated otherwise. This press release is also based on non-GAAP financial measures including EBITDA, adjusted net profit and adjusted net profit per share. These non-GAAP measures are mainly derived from the interim consolidated financial statements, but do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS; therefore, others using these terms may calculate them differently. Management believes that providing certain non-GAAP performance measures, in addition to IFRS measures, provides users of our financial reports with enhanced understanding of our results and related trends and increases transparency and clarity into the core results of our business. Refer to the MD&A for definitions of these metrics and reconciliations to the most comparable IFRS measures.
Calian employs over 2,700 people with offices and projects that span Canada, U.S. and international markets. The company’s capabilities are diverse with services delivered through two divisions. The Business and Technology Services (BTS) Division is headquartered in Ottawa and includes the provision of business and technology services to industry, public and government in the health, training, engineering and IT services domains. Calian’s Systems Engineering Division (SED) located in Saskatoon plans, designs and implements complex communication systems for many of the world’s space agencies and leading satellite manufacturers and operators. SED also provides contract manufacturing services for both private sector and military customers in North America.
Kevin Ford Jacqueline Gauthier
President and Chief Executive Officer Chief Financial Officer
Certain information included in this press release is forward-looking and is subject to important risks and uncertainties. The results or events predicted in these statements may differ materially from actual results or events. Such statements are generally accompanied by words such as “intend”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” or similar statements. Factors which could cause results or events to differ from current expectations include, among other things: the impact of price competition; the dependence on new product development; the impact of rapid technological and market change; the ability of Calian to integrate the operations and technologies of acquired businesses in an effective manner; general industry and market conditions and growth rates; international growth and global economic conditions, particularly in emerging markets and including interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations; and the impact of consolidations in the business services industry. Additional risks and uncertainties affecting Calian can be found in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Results of Operations and its Annual Information Form for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016 on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. If any of these risks or uncertainties were to materialize, or if the factors and assumptions underlying the forward-looking information were to prove incorrect, actual results could vary materially from those that are expressed or implied by the forward-looking information contained herein and our current objectives or strategies may change. Calian disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. No assurance can be given that actual results, performance or achievement expressed in, or implied by, forward-looking statements within this disclosure will occur, or if they do, that any benefits may be derived from them.