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Covetrus Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter of 2019

28 Days ago

  • GAAP net sales of $1.0 billion, an increase of 10% year-over-year; non-GAAP pro forma organic net sales increased 5% year-over-year
     
  • Net loss of $906 million, including a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $939 million; non-GAAP adjusted net income of $19 million, a decline of 10% year-over-year on a pro forma basis
     
  • Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA of $49 million, a decline of 4% year-over-year on a pro forma basis
     
  • Non-GAAP 2019 pro forma adjusted EBITDA expected to be in a range of $190 million to $196 million

PORTLAND, Maine, Nov. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covetrus (Nasdaq: CVET), a global leader in animal-health technology and services, today announced financial results for the third quarter of 2019, which ended September 30, 2019.

"Our team is unified in our belief in the Covetrus business model and the power of our integrated platform to drive measurable value for our customers, shareholders, employees and partners," said Benjamin Wolin, Covetrus acting president and CEO. "We have the assets, we have the relationships, we have the technology tools our customers need, and we are in a growing market. With a relentless focus on execution and the core drivers of our business, we will continue to innovate and grow."

Summary Operating Results (Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30,
(In millions, except per share data) 2019   2018   2019   2018
Net sales $ 1,018     $ 923     $ 2,968     $ 2,875  
(Loss) income before taxes $ (969 )   $ 35     $ (992 )   $ 107  
Net (loss) income attributable to Covetrus $ (906 )   $ 16     $ (929 )   $ 67  
Diluted (loss) earnings per share (EPS) $ (8.09 )   $ 0.22     $ (8.76 )   $ 0.94  
                               
Non-GAAP Measures: (a)                              
Pro forma net sales $ 1,018     $ 976     $ 2,992     $ 3,024  
Pro forma organic net sales growth   5 %     n/a       2 %     n/a  
Pro forma adjusted EBITDA $ 49     $ 51     $ 153     $ 165  
Pro forma adjusted net income $ 19     $ 21     $ 63     $ 73  

(a) Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, the information provided in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliations for non-GAAP financial items to the most directly comparable GAAP financial items are provided under Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures at the end of this release.

On February 7, 2019, Covetrus became an independent company through the consummation of the spin-off by Henry Schein of its animal health business (Animal Health) and the completion of its acquisition of Vets First Choice. On February 8, 2019, Covetrus began trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Accordingly, results provided in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (GAAP) reflect the operations of Animal Health from January 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019 and Vets First Choice for the period from February 8, 2019 to September 30, 2019.

To aid investors and analysts with year-over-year comparability for the combined businesses of Animal Health and Vets First Choice, Covetrus is including certain non-GAAP pro forma financial information that combines the stand-alone Animal Health and Vets First Choice financial information as if the acquisition had taken place on December 31, 2017. Non-GAAP adjusted results exclude costs directly associated with the spin-off and merger, the ongoing integration process, goodwill impairment charges and other special items. The tables in Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures at the end of this release provide reconciliations from GAAP to non-GAAP pro forma and non-GAAP adjusted results.

Net sales for the third quarter of 2019 were $1.0 billion, an increase of 10% compared to the third quarter of 2018. On a pro forma basis, which includes Vets First Choice in the prior year period, net sales increased 4%. Foreign exchange was a 2% headwind to pro forma net sales growth during the period.

Non-GAAP pro forma organic net sales increased 5% year-over-year. Pro forma organic net sales growth includes a full quarter of Vets First Choice in both periods, excludes the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations and M&A and normalizes for net sales adjustments for manufacturer switches from direct to agency sales in the United States, which can impact year-over-year comparisons.

In August 2019, Covetrus released results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, which failed to meet expectations, and included a downward revision to the company's full year guidance for the year ended December 31, 2019. As a result, Covetrus' market capitalization experienced a sustained decline in value that triggered an interim impairment review. Based on this analysis, Covetrus determined that the carrying value of the company’s reporting units, some of which were based on the initial valuation at the time of the spin-off and acquisition in early February, exceeded their fair market value and, as a result, recorded a non-tax-deductible goodwill impairment charge totaling $939 million during the three months ended September 30, 2019.

Net loss in the third quarter of 2019 was $906 million, or $8.09 per diluted share, which compared to net income of $16 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2018. Loss before taxes for the third quarter of 2019 was $969 million versus income before taxes of $35 million in the prior period. The primary driver of the decline in net income year-over-year was a result of the impact from the goodwill impairment charge, the costs tied to the spin-off and merger including incremental amortization of intangibles, share-based compensation and interest expense associated with our debt financing completed in February 2019 and lower operating earnings in North America.

Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA was $49 million for the third quarter of 2019 versus $51 million in the prior year on a pro forma basis. Changes in foreign exchange negatively impacted pro forma adjusted EBITDA by $1 million year-over-year. Non-GAAP pro forma adjusted EBITDA excluding the impact of foreign exchange declined modestly year-over-year as a result of higher selling, general and administrative expense, which offset growth in gross profit.

Non-GAAP adjusted net income was $19 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019, compared to $21 million in the prior year period on a pro forma basis, impacted by the same items. Adjusted net income and pro forma adjusted net income for all periods presented now excludes amortization of acquired intangible assets for all historical acquisitions versus the previous presentation that excluded amortization of acquired intangible assets for only the Vets First Choice acquisition.

Segment Operating Results (Unaudited)

The company’s operations are organized and reported by geography, including North America, Europe and APAC & Emerging Markets.

North America segment net sales for the three months ended September 30, 2019 of $543 million increased 13% compared to net sales from the same period of the prior year due primarily to the acquisition of Vets First Choice in February 2019. Normalizing for Vets First Choice in both periods and net sales adjustments for manufacturer switches from direct to agency sales, non-GAAP pro forma organic net sales increased 4% year-over-year.

Europe segment net sales of $384 million increased by 9% compared to net sales from the same period of the prior year. Normalizing for foreign exchange fluctuations and mergers and acquisitions, non-GAAP pro forma organic net sales increased 6% compared to the same period of the prior year.

APAC & Emerging Markets segment net sales of $94 million decreased by 1% compared to net sales from the same period of the prior year. Normalizing for foreign exchange fluctuations, non-GAAP pro forma organic net sales increased 3% compared to the same period of the prior year.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

Covetrus generated $33 million of net cash from operating activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2019. Free cash flow, a non-GAAP financial measure that is defined as cash flow from operating activities less purchases of property and equipment, was $3 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2019 as compared to $47 million in the prior year period. The year-over-year decline in free cash flow reflects the change in capital structure associated with the formation of Covetrus, increased transaction and transition expenses and lower operating earnings.

At quarter end, the company had $68 million in cash and cash equivalents, $1.2 billion in total debt and no outstanding borrowings on the company's $300 million revolving credit facility. Management believes Covetrus’ cash flows and access to ample liquidity provide substantial flexibility to manage the business, deleverage the balance sheet over time and invest in further innovation and other corporate needs.

2019 Guidance

Covetrus’ fiscal year 2019 financial guidance range is as follows:

  • Pro forma organic net sales growth, a non-GAAP financial metric, expected to be low single-digits and is unchanged from the company's prior outlook; and
     
  • Pro forma adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial metric, expected to be in a range of $190 to $196 million versus the company's prior outlook of at least $200 million.

“While our third quarter results demonstrated more stability in our business, they failed to live up to expectations and so we are taking action across our organization to drive greater focus and accountability," said Christine T. Komola, executive vice president and chief financial officer. "I anticipate the actions our team has taken, along with the renewed prioritization on core business activities, will help us in delivering on our short and long-term financial commitments.”

The Company has not reconciled its non-GAAP pro forma adjusted EBITDA guidance to GAAP net income because the reconciling items between such GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures, including share-based compensation expense, restructuring costs and other special items tied to the formation of Covetrus, cannot be reasonably predicted due to the uncertainty and inherent difficulty predicting the occurrence, the financial impact, and the periods in which the non-GAAP adjustments may be recognized and therefore is not available without unreasonable effort. For more information regarding the non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this release, please see the section titled Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures for the reconciliations of GAAP financial measures to non-GAAP financial measures.

Conference Call
The Company will host a conference call to discuss these results and 2019 guidance at 8:30 a.m. ET on November 12, 2019. Participating in the conference call will be:

  • Benjamin Wolin, acting president and chief executive officer
  • Christine T. Komola, executive vice president and chief financial officer

To access the live webcast of the conference call, individuals can visit the Investor Relations page of the Covetrus website: https://ir.covetrus.com/investors/events-and-presentations. An archived edition of the earnings conference call will also be posted on the Covetrus website later that day and will remain available to interested parties via the same link for one year.

The conference call can also be accessed by dialing 866-789-2492 for U.S./Canada participants, or 409-937-8901 for international participants, and referencing confirmation code 4896527. A replay of the conference call will be available for two weeks through November 26, 2019 by dialing 855-859-2056 or 404-537-3406. The replay confirmation code is 4896527.

Audio webcasts will be available live and archived on the company’s Investor Relations website at https://ir.covetrus.com/investors/events-and-presentations. A complete listing of upcoming events for the investment community is available on the company’s Investor Relations website.

About Covetrus
Covetrus is a global animal-health technology and services company dedicated to empowering veterinary practice partners to drive improved health and financial outcomes. We are bringing together products, services, and technology into a single platform that connects our customers to the solutions and insights they need to work best. Our passion for the well-being of animals and those who care for them drives us to advance the world of veterinary medicine. Covetrus is headquartered in Portland, Maine with more than 5,500 employees serving over 100,000 customers around the globe. For more information about Covetrus visit https://www.covetrus.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains certain statements that are forward-looking within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements about our future financial and operating results including 2019 guidance, plans, our value proposition, our objectives, expenses, expectations, trends and potential growth in our business, expected practices on our platform, intentions, our liquidity, product development and improvements, and other matters. We may, in some cases use terms such as "predicts," "believes," "potential," "continue," "anticipates," "estimates," "expects," "plans," "intends," "may," "could," "might," "likely," "will," "should" or other words that convey uncertainty of the future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, risks associated with our management transition; the ability to successfully integrate operations and employees; the ability to realize anticipated benefits and synergies of the transactions that created Covetrus; the potential impact of the consummation of the transactions on relationships, including with employees, customers and competitors; the ability to retain key personnel; the ability to achieve performance targets; changes in financial markets, interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates; changes in our market; the impact of litigation; the impact of Brexit; and those additional risks and factors discussed, including those discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 29, 2019 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, and in our other SEC filings. Our forward-looking statements are based on current beliefs and expectations of our management team and, except as required by law, we undertake no obligations to make any revisions to the forward-looking statements contained in this release or to update them to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.


COVETRUS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 (UNAUDITED)
COMBINED BALANCE SHEET AS OF DECEMBER 29, 2018
(In millions, except share amounts)

  September 30,
2019
  December 29,
2018
ASSETS      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 68     $ 23  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $7 and $7 466     431  
Inventory, net 598     564  
Other receivables 77     49  
Prepaid expenses and other 35     19  
Total current assets 1,244     1,086  
Non-current assets:      
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $90 and $74 104     69  
Operating lease right-of-use assets 75      
Goodwill 1,156     750  
Other intangibles, net of accumulated amortization of $328 and $241 679     208  
Investments and other 70     120  
Total assets $ 3,328     $ 2,233  
LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NON-CONTROLLING INTERESTS, AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY    
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 483     $ 441  
Current maturities of long-term debt and other borrowings 47     1  
Accrued expenses:      
Payroll and related 51     37  
Taxes 26     17  
Other 144     77  
Total current liabilities 751     573  
Non-current liabilities:      
Long-term debt and other borrowings, net 1,141     24  
Deferred taxes 11     16  
Other liabilities 86     35  
Total liabilities 1,989     648  
Commitments and contingencies      
Redeemable non-controlling interests 10     92  
Shareholders' equity:      
Common stock, $0.01 par value per share, 675,000,000 shares authorized as of September 30, 2019; 112,054,273 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2019 1      
Net parent investment     1,576  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (102 )   (83 )
Additional paid-in capital 2,369      
Accumulated deficit (939 )    
Total shareholders’ equity 1,329     1,493  
Total liabilities, redeemable non-controlling interests, and shareholders’ equity $ 3,328     $ 2,233  


COVETRUS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 30, 2019
COMBINED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
(In millions, except per share data) (Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
  2019   2018   2019   2018
Net sales $ 1,018     $ 923     $ 2,968     $ 2,875  
Cost of sales 821     757     2,391     2,350  
Gross profit 197     166     577     525  
Operating expenses:              
Selling, general and administrative 216     132     610     413  
Restructuring costs             8  
Goodwill impairment 939         939      
Operating (loss) income (958 )   34     (972 )   104  
Other income (expense):              
Interest income 1     1     4     4  
Interest expense (16 )       (42 )   (2 )
Other, net 4         18     1  
(Loss) income before taxes and equity in earnings of affiliates (969 )   35     (992 )   107  
Income tax benefit (expense) 60     (19 )   60     (33 )
Equity in earnings of affiliates             1  
Net (loss) income $ (909 )   $ 16     $ (932 )   $ 75  
Less: net loss (income) attributable to redeemable non-controlling interests 3         3     (8 )
Net (loss) income attributable to Covetrus $ (906 )   $ 16     $ (929 )   $ 67  
               
(Loss) earnings per share attributable to Covetrus:              
Basic $ (8.09 )   $ 0.22     $ (8.76 )   $ 0.94  
Diluted $ (8.09 )   $ 0.22     $ (8.76 )   $ 0.94  
Weighted average common shares outstanding:              
Basic 112     71     106     71  
Diluted 112     72     106     72  


COVETRUS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS FOR SEPTEMBER 30, 2019
COMBINED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS FOR SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
(In millions) (Unaudited)

  Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2019   2018
Cash flows from operating activities:              
Net (loss) income $ (932 )   $ 75  
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by (used for) operating activities:              
Depreciation and amortization 113     49  
Amortization of right-of-use assets 16      
Goodwill impairment 939      
Share-based compensation 35     6  
(Benefit) provision for deferred income taxes (72 )   1  
Equity in earnings of affiliates     (1 )
Other (3 )    
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:      
Accounts receivable, net (25 )   (13 )
Inventory, net (23 )   25  
Other assets and liabilities (36 )   (52 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 21     (28 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 33     62  
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Purchases of property and equipment (30 )   (15 )
Payments related to equity investments and business acquisitions, net of cash acquired (26 )   (8 )
Net cash used for investing activities (56 )   (23 )
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Proceeds from issuance of debt 1,220      
Principal payments of debt (43 )   (2 )
Debt issuance costs (24 )    
Dividend paid to Henry Schein (1,174 )    
Issuance of common shares in connection with options 4      
Net transfers from parent 165     359  
Distributions to non-controlling shareholders     (10 )
Maravet acquisition payment (9 )    
Acquisitions of non-controlling interests in subsidiaries (74 )   (380 )
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities 65     (33 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 3     (1 )
Net change in cash and cash equivalents 45     5  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 23     17  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 68     $ 22  
Supplemental disclosure of cash paid for:      
Interest $ 35     $  
Income taxes $ 16     $ 7  


Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To aid investors and analysts with year-over-year comparability for the combined businesses of Animal Health and Vets First Choice, Covetrus is including certain non-GAAP pro forma financial information that combines the stand-alone Animal Health and Vets First Choice financial information as if the acquisition had taken place on December 31, 2017. These non-GAAP pro forma results include a full period of Animal Health and Vets First Choice results and assess the impact of interest, depreciation and amortization, restructuring charges, and other costs as if the spin-off and merger had occurred at the beginning of the period. Covetrus is also including non-GAAP adjusted results that exclude costs directly associated with the spin-off and merger, the ongoing integration process, goodwill impairment charges, and other items. Prior year non-GAAP adjusted results include allocations for direct costs and indirect costs which were attributed to the Animal Health business of Henry Schein, whereas 2019 is based on a direct cost associated with our stand-alone operations and not allocations, which are excluded in our non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA presentation as the company was incurring its own costs during this period tied to building out internal corporate infrastructure.

The following tables reconcile non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Covetrus management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful additional information to investors regarding Covetrus’ results of operations as they provide another measure of Covetrus’ profitability and ability to service its debt and are considered important to financial analysts covering Covetrus’ industry.

These non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as an analytic tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for income from operations, net income or any other measure of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP. Covetrus’ non-GAAP measures may be calculated differently than similarly named measures reported by other companies. In addition, using non-GAAP measures may have limited value as they exclude certain items that may have a material impact on reported financial results and cash flows. When analyzing Covetrus’ performance, it is important to evaluate each adjustment in the reconciliation tables and use adjusted measures in addition to, and not as an alternative to, GAAP measures.

Non-GAAP Pro Forma Net Sales and Segment Net Sales (Unaudited)

Covetrus delivers software, technology-enabled services and products across the globe through three reportable segments: North America, Europe, and APAC & Emerging Markets.

Pro forma organic net sales growth is a non-GAAP measure that Covetrus uses to evaluate period-over-period financial performance. We believe this non-GAAP financial metric provides useful information about our operating results, enhances the overall understanding of past financial performance and future prospects and is a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of our business. Pro forma organic net sales growth includes a full quarter of Vets First Choice in both periods, excludes the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations and M&A and normalizes for net sales adjustments for manufacturer switches from direct to agency sales in the United States, which can impact year-over-year comparisons.

The following tables summarize non-GAAP pro forma net sales and non-GAAP pro forma organic net sales growth for Covetrus and each reportable segment:

Non-GAAP Pro Forma Net Sales (Unaudited)

    Three Months Ended September 30, 2019   Three Months Ended September 30, 2018
(In millions)   Covetrus Historical Vets First Choice Non-GAAP Pro Forma Combined   Historical Animal Health Historical Vets First Choice Non-GAAP Pro Forma Combined
Net sales:   $ 1,018   $   $ 1,018     $ 923   $ 53   $ 976  
North America   543     543     479   53   532  
Europe   384     384     351     351  
APAC & Emerging Markets   94     94     95     95  
Eliminations   (3 )   (3 )   (2 )   (2 )
                 
    Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019   Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018
(In millions)   Covetrus Historical Vets First Choice (a) Non-GAAP Pro Forma Combined   Historical Animal Health Historical Vets First Choice Non-GAAP Pro Forma Combined
Net sales:   $ 2,968   $ 24   $ 2,992     $ 2,875   $ 149   $ 3,024  
North America   1,592   24   1,616     1,479   149   1,628  
Europe   1,114     1,114     1,113     1,113  
APAC & Emerging Markets   270     270     291     291  
Eliminations   (8 )   (8 )   (8 )   (8 )

(a) Historical Vets First Choice - 2019 - from January 1, 2019 to February 7, 2019


Non-GAAP Pro Forma Organic Net Sales Growth (Unaudited)

    Three Months Ended September 30,
    2019 2018          
(In millions)   Covetrus Non-GAAP Pro Forma Combined Non-GAAP Pro Forma Y/Y Growth % Change from FX Switch from Direct to Agency Sales Model % Change from Mergers and Acquisitions Non-GAAP Pro Forma Organic Net Sales Growth
Net sales:   $ 1,018   $ 976   4 % (2 )% (1 )% 3 % 5 %
North America   543   532   2 % % (2 )% % 4 %
Europe   384   351   9 % (5 )% % 8 % 6 %
APAC & Emerging Markets   94   95   (1 )% (4 )% % % 3 %
Eliminations   (3 ) (2 )          
                 
    Nine Months Ended September 30,
    2019 2018          
(In millions)   Non-GAAP Pro Forma Combined Non-GAAP Pro Forma Combined Non-GAAP Pro Forma Y/Y Growth % Change from FX Switch from Direct to Agency Sales Model % Change from Mergers and Acquisitions Non-GAAP Pro Forma Organic Net Sales Growth
Net sales:   $ 2,992   $ 3,024   (1 )% (3 )% (1 )% 1 % 2 %
North America   1,616   1,628   (1 )% % (3 )% % 2 %
Europe   1,114   1,113   % (6 )% % 3 % 3 %
APAC & Emerging Markets   270   291   (7 )% (7 )% % % %
Eliminations   (8 ) (8 )          

(a) Numbers in tables may not foot or cross-foot due to rounding


Non-GAAP EBITDA, Pro Forma EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Pro Forma Adjusted Net Income (Unaudited)

EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, pro forma adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income (loss) and pro forma adjusted net income (loss) are non-GAAP financial measures and should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, the information provided in accordance with GAAP. Our non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA adjustments include share-based compensation, formation of Covetrus expenses, IT infrastructure, goodwill impairment charges, and other costs tied to integration efforts of the Animal Health and Vets First Choice businesses, along with other items such legal, accounting and regulatory, re-branding and severance. Our pro forma adjusted net income also excludes amortization of acquired intangible assets tied to the company's acquisitions and changes in fair value of legacy Vets First Choice warrants and utilizes a normalized statutory tax rate. A reconciliation of EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted net income (loss) to net income (loss), the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, is as follows:

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income Reconciliation for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2019 (Unaudited)  
(In millions) Three Months Ended
September 30, 2019
Net loss attributable to Covetrus $ (906 )
Plus: Depreciation and amortization 41  
Plus: Interest, net 16  
Plus: Income tax (benefit) expense (60 )
EBITDA (909 )
Plus: Share-based compensation 10  
Plus: Formation of Covetrus 14  
Plus: IT infrastructure 2  
Plus: Goodwill impairment 939  
Less: Minority interest in goodwill impairment (3 )
Plus: Other (income) expense items (4 )
Adjusted EBITDA 49  
Depreciation and amortization (41 )
Amortization of acquired intangibles 34  
Interest expense, net (16 )
Adjusted income before taxes 26  
Income tax expense (7 )
Adjusted net income attributable to Covetrus $ 19  


 
Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income Reconciliation for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2018 (Unaudited)
  Three Months Ended September 30, 2018
(In millions) Henry Schein Animal Health Business Vets First Choice Spin-off and Other Pro Forma Adjustments Purchase Price and Related Pro Forma Adjustments Pro Forma Covetrus
Net income (loss) attributable to Covetrus $ 16   $ (10 ) $ (7 ) $ (22 ) $ (23 )
Plus: Depreciation and amortization 16   4     22   42  
Plus: Interest expense, net     14     14  
Plus: Income tax (benefit) expense 19   (1 ) (3 ) (8 ) 7  
EBITDA 51   (7 ) 4   (8 ) 40  
Plus: Share-based compensation 2   1     8   11  
Plus: Transaction costs   4   (4 )    
Adjusted EBITDA 53   (2 )     51  
Depreciation and amortization         (42 )
Amortization of acquired intangibles         34  
Interest expense, net         (14 )
Adjusted income before taxes         29  
Adjusted income tax expense         (8 )
Pro forma adjusted net income attributable to Covetrus             $ 21  

(a) Numbers in table may not foot or cross-foot due to rounding


Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income Reconciliation for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019 (Unaudited)
  Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019
(In millions) Covetrus Vets First Choice (Jan. 1 to Feb. 7) Spin-off and Other Pro Forma Adjustments Purchase Price and Related Pro Forma Adjustments Pro Forma Covetrus
Net income (loss) attributable to Covetrus $ (929 ) $ (9 ) $ (2 ) $ 1   $ (939 )
Plus: Depreciation and amortization 113   2     9   124  
Plus: Interest, net 41   1   3     45  
Plus: Income tax (benefit) expense (60 )   (1 )   (61 )
EBITDA (835 ) (6 )   10   (831 )
Plus: Share-based compensation 35       (5 ) 30  
Plus: Formation of Covetrus 27   6     (6 ) 27  
Plus: Carve-out operating expense 5         5  
Plus: IT infrastructure 4         4  
Plus: Goodwill impairment 939         939  
Less: Minority interest in goodwill impairment (3 )       (3 )
Plus: Other (income) expense items (18 ) (2 )   1   (18 )
Adjusted EBITDA 154   (2 )     153  
Depreciation and amortization         (124 )
Amortization of acquired intangibles         102  
Interest expense, net         (45 )
Adjusted income before taxes         86  
Income tax expense         (23 )
Pro forma adjusted net income attributable to Covetrus             $ 63  

(a) Numbers in table may not foot or cross-foot due to rounding


Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income Reconciliation for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018 (Unaudited)
  Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018
(In millions) Henry Schein Animal Health Business Vets First Choice Spin-off and Other Pro Forma Adjustments Purchase Price and Related Pro Forma Adjustments Pro Forma Covetrus
Net income (loss) attributable to Covetrus $ 67   $ (27 ) $ (17 ) $ (66 ) $ (43 )
Plus: Depreciation and amortization 49   12     67   128  
Plus: Interest expense, net 1     42     43  
Plus: Income tax (benefit) expense 33   (3 ) (10 ) (24 ) (4 )
EBITDA 150   (18 ) 15   (23 ) 124  
Plus: Share-based compensation 6   3     23   31  
Plus: Transaction costs   7   (7 )    
Plus: Restructuring costs 8         8  
Plus: Other (income) expense items   2       2  
Adjusted EBITDA 164   (7 ) 8     165  
Depreciation and amortization         (128 )
Amortization of acquired intangibles         104  
Interest expense, net         (43 )
Adjusted income before taxes         98  
Adjusted income tax expense         (25 )
Pro forma adjusted net income attributable to Covetrus             $ 73  

(a) Numbers in table may not foot or cross-foot due to rounding


Non-GAAP Free Cash Flow (Unaudited)

Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure and should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, the information provided in accordance with GAAP. Free cash flow is the cash the company produces through its operations, less the cost of expenditures on assets. The company believes that it is an important measurement since it shows how efficient a company is at generating cash.

Free Cash Flow for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019 and 2018  
  Nine Months Ended September 30,
(In millions) 2019   2018
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 33     $ 62  
Less: Purchases of property and equipment (30 )   (15 )
Free cash flow $ 3     $ 47  


Contacts:

Nicholas Jansen | Investor Relations
207-550-8106 | nicholas.jansen@covetrus.com

Kiní Schoop | Public Relations
207-550-8018 | kini.schoop@covetrus.com

 

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