Aramark Reports First Quarter Earnings

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) today reported first quarter fiscal 2021 results.

“The resilience of our business through this dynamic period is rooted in the exceptional performance of our people on the front-lines, serving clients—many of which are essential businesses—across the globe,” said John Zillmer, Aramark’s Chief Executive Officer. “It has been remarkable to watch our team pull together in the face of such adversity, and I am proud of what we have been able to achieve as a result. Our ability to stabilize revenue, improve cash flow and maintain a steadfast commitment to cost discipline, has enabled us to navigate the COVID environment with a strong liquidity position and we believe Aramark is poised for success as the recovery across our business segments occurs.”

FIRST QUARTER RESULTS*

Consolidated revenue was $2.7 billion in the quarter, down 35% compared to prior year from the impact of COVID-19. Organic Revenue, which adjusts for the effect of currency, declined 36% year-over-year.

Business activity across all segments contributed to stable quarter-over-quarter revenue performance on a 13-week period with sustained improvement since the trough in the third quarter of fiscal 2020.

 

Q3 ’20

Change (%)

Q4 ’20

Change (%)*

Q1 ’21

Change (%)

 

Q3 ’20 Organic

Revenue Change (%)

Q4 ’20 Organic

Revenue Change (%)

Q1 ’21 Organic

Revenue Change (%)

FSS United States

(56)%

(41)%

(45)%

 

(56)%

(45)%

(45)%

FSS International

(46)%

(30)%

(27)%

 

(41)%

(31)%

(29)%

Uniform & Career Apparel

(12)%

(2)%

(10)%

 

(12)%

(9)%

(10)%

Total Company

(46)%

(32)%

(35)%

 

(45)%

(36)%

(36)%

*Q4 ’20 Change (%) benefits from the inclusion of the 53rd week.

  • FSS United States reported organic revenues in-line with the preceding quarter as a result of the following drivers in each business:

Sector

 

Q1 Activity

Education

 

Served clients operating both in-person and hybrid learning models. Higher Education experienced shortened semesters as well as reduced catering and retail activity that typically spike during the holiday season. K-12 strategically designed menus and customized solutions for in-person and curbside pickup models, while continuing to participate in universal government-sponsored meal programs.

Sports, Leisure & Corrections

 

Modestly increased activity in Sports & Entertainment as NFL teams included fans at partial capacity based on local regulations. Leisure remained steady, focused on the upcoming Spring Season in National Parks and Corrections was unchanged.

Business & Industry

 

Companies maintained measured return-to-work timelines. Launched exclusive home delivery solutions that extend beyond the traditional workplace setting.

Facilities & Other

 

Offered additional project-oriented services and leveraged cross-selling opportunities with heightened demand for safety and hygiene.

Healthcare

 

Remained largely stable with focus on providing capabilities in telehealth and mobile ordering, in addition to offering post-care meal delivery to patient homes.

  • FSS International leveraged prior experiences to navigate government-imposed protocols across regions, while benefiting from continued resilience in healthcare and extractive services businesses. FSS International remained focused on executing growth strategies that delivered strong new business wins and retention rates. Europe demonstrated modestly improved levels of activity, while balancing regulatory restrictions. Rest of World experienced improvement led by ongoing growth in China as well as favorable performance trends in South America.
  • Uniform & Career Apparel exhibited relatively steady performance with growing demand in safety and hygiene services, offset by increased government-imposed restrictions particularly in Canada. The continued investment in additional growth resources throughout the quarter as well as improved sales productivity established the foundation for future growth within the segment.

 

Revenue

 

Q1 ’21

Q1 ’20

Change ($)

Change (%)

Organic Revenue

Change (%)

FSS United States

$1,446M

$2,639M

($1,193M)

(45)%

(45)%

FSS International

694

946

(252)

(27)%

(29)%

Uniform & Career Apparel

604

668

(65)

(10)%

(10)%

Total Company

$2,744M

$4,254M

($1,510M)

(35)%

(36)%

Difference between GAAP Revenue Change and Organic Revenue Change reflects the elimination of currency translation.

*May not total due to rounding.

Operating Loss of $20 million and Adjusted Operating Loss of $9 million in the quarter were due to the impact of COVID-19 on business operations. Adjusted Operating Income (AOI) drop-through was managed to 20% of the corresponding revenue decline led by effective cost discipline as well as actions taken to leverage the Company’s flexible operating model.

  • FSS United States managed food, labor and SG&A costs that resulted in an improved AOI drop-through rate compared to the prior quarter, with continued focus on investments in growth resources.
  • FSS International operated the business to nearly break-even that reflected applying strategies in food cost management, waste reduction and general overhead spend, despite government-imposed restrictions.
  • Uniform & Career Apparel generated income driven by stable business performance combined with effective expense control and favorable merchandise costs, slightly offset by costs associated with increased sales talent.
  • Corporate reflected higher equity-based compensation expense resulting from certain actions taken in the fourth quarter fiscal 2020 as described on the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on September 8, 2020.

 

Operating Income (Loss)

 

Adjusted Operating Income (Loss)

 

Q1 ’21

Q1 ’20

Change (%)

 

Q1 ’21

Q1 ’20

Change ($)

Constant-Currency

Change (%)

FSS United States

($15M)

$186M

(108)%

 

($11M)

$204M

($215M)

(106)%

FSS International

(3)

44

(107)%

 

(1)

46

(47)

(102)%

Uniform & Career Apparel

32

53

(40)%

 

41

67

(26)

(38)%

Corporate

(35)

(29)

(21)%

 

(38)

(31)

(8)

(25)%

Total Company

($20M)

$254M

(108)%

 

($9M)

$286M

($295M)

(103)%

* May not total due to rounding.

GAAP SUMMARY

First quarter fiscal 2021 GAAP results across all metrics were affected by the impact of COVID-19. On a GAAP basis, revenue was $2.7 billion, operating loss was $20 million, net loss attributable to Aramark stockholders was $81 million and diluted loss per share was $0.32. For the first quarter of 2020, on a GAAP basis, revenue was $4.3 billion, operating income was $254 million, net income attributable to Aramark stockholders was $146 million and diluted earnings per share were $0.57. A reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP measures is included in the Appendix.

CURRENCY

Revenue was favorably impacted by approximately $21.7 million due to a weaker U.S. dollar, while adjusted operating loss increased by $0.2 million in the quarter. Currency had a negligible effect on adjusted loss per share.

CASH FLOW

Aramark maintained its focus on cost discipline that contributed to a significant cash flow improvement compared to the prior year period with Net Cash used in operating activities improved $194 million and Free Cash flow improved $225 million. This performance was led by a reduced use of cash from managing working capital and capital expenditures that more than offset the net loss in the quarter.

As expected, the first quarter experienced a cash outflow associated with the Company’s seasonal business cadence, specifically related to Higher Education. In the quarter, Net Cash used in operating activities was $115 million and Free Cash Flow was a use of $180 million.

CAPITAL STRUCTURE

Aramark continued to operate with a strong balance sheet and focused capital allocation strategy. In the quarter, the Company took proactive actions to repay balances on its revolving credit facility and its accounts receivables facility, totaling a combined debt repayment of $1.1 billion. Aramark maintained cash availability of approximately $2.4 billion at quarter-end.

DIVIDEND DECLARATION

As announced on February 2, 2021, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a quarterly dividend of 11 cents per share of common stock. The second quarter fiscal 2021 dividend will be payable on March 3, 2021 to stockholders of record at the close of business on February 17, 2021.

BUSINESS UPDATE

Aramark remains highly focused on the pursuit of accelerated growth, while effectively controlling costs and employing cash management strategies. The Company has already realized early productivity success in areas where additional sales investment has occurred. While navigating the ever-changing environment, Aramark is working closely with clients in preparation for a business reemergence.

The Company continues to promote an ownership mindset within the organization to further its collective success. Subsequent to quarter-end, Aramark adopted an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) that encourages employee stock ownership more broadly across the organization. Under the plan, employees can contribute up to 10% of their eligible base pay toward the quarterly purchase of Aramark’s common stock, subject to an annual maximum dollar amount and other terms of the plan. The ESPP is expected to commence April 1, 2021.

2021 OUTLOOK

The Company provides its expectations for organic revenue growth, Adjusted Operating Income and Free Cash Flow on a non-GAAP basis, and does not provide a reconciliation of such forward-looking non-GAAP measures to GAAP due to the inherent difficulty in forecasting and quantifying certain amounts that are necessary for such reconciliations, including adjustments that could be made for the impact of the change in fair value related to certain gasoline and diesel agreements, severance and other charges and the effect of currency translation. The fiscal 2021 outlook reflects management’s current assumptions regarding the continued impact of COVID-19 on Aramark and its clients. The extent to which COVID-19 continues to impact business, operations, and financial results, including the duration and magnitude of such impact, will depend on numerous evolving factors that are difficult to accurately predict, including those discussed in the Risk Factors set forth in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

For the balance of fiscal 2021, Aramark will continue to leverage its resilient and flexible operating model, while managing the business with a cost-disciplined, long-term mindset. The Company believes it is well-positioned to navigate the ever-changing environment with current performance expectations as follows:

  • Organic revenue improvement over the course of the fiscal year;
  • Updated Adjusted Operating Income (AOI) drop-through rate of 18%-22% in the second quarter as a result of improved operating efficiencies, while driving client reopenings and growth investments;
  • Free Cash Flow lifted to a range of neutral to $200 million generation for fiscal 2021, dependent on the pace of recovery and timing of underlying growth. The Company previously stated an expected range of $100 million use to $200 million generation. Comparatively, Free Cash Flow was a use of $188 million in fiscal 2020.

“Our priorities remain focused on continuing to execute on our growth strategies that leverage our flexible and proven platform, drive innovation to help our clients’ success, emphasize cost-discipline and build on lessons learned,” Zillmer added. “As we focus on our extraordinary future, we have aligned our people, values and performance to capitalize on the extensive opportunities ahead. Our belief in the Company’s success has never been stronger.”

CONFERENCE CALL SCHEDULED

The Company has scheduled a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET today to discuss its earnings and outlook. This call and related materials can be heard and reviewed, either live or on a delayed basis, on the Company’s website, www.aramark.com on the investor relations page.

About Aramark

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves the world’s leading educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, prominent healthcare providers, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. We deliver innovative experiences and services in food, facilities management and uniforms to millions of people every day. We strive to create a better world by making a positive impact on people and the planet, including commitments to engage our employees; empower healthy consumers; build local communities; source ethically, inclusively and responsibly; operate efficiently and reduce waste. Aramark is recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Human Rights Campaign (LGBTQ+), DiversityInc, Equal Employment Publications and the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Selected Operational and Financial Metrics

Adjusted Revenue (Organic)

Adjusted Revenue (Organic) represents revenue growth, adjusted to eliminate the estimated impact of the 53rd week and the impact of currency translation.

Adjusted Operating (Loss) Income

Adjusted Operating (Loss) Income represents operating (loss) income adjusted to eliminate the change in amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets; the impact of the change in fair value related to certain gasoline and diesel agreements; merger and integration related charges and other items impacting comparability.

Adjusted Operating (Loss) Income (Constant Currency)

Adjusted Operating (Loss) Income (Constant Currency) represents Adjusted Operating (Loss) Income adjusted to eliminate the impact of currency translation.

Adjusted Net (Loss) Income

Adjusted Net (Loss) Income represents net (loss) income attributable to Aramark stockholders adjusted to eliminate the change in amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets; the impact of changes in the fair value related to certain gasoline and diesel agreements; merger and integration related charges, less the tax impact of these adjustments; the impact of tax legislation; the tax benefit attributable to the former CEO’s equity award exercises and other items impacting comparability. The tax effect for adjusted net (loss) income for our U.S. earnings is calculated using a blended U.S. federal and state tax rate. The tax effect for adjusted net (loss) income in jurisdictions outside the U.S. is calculated at the local country tax rate.

Adjusted Net (Loss) Income (Constant Currency)

Adjusted Net (Loss) Income (Constant Currency) represents Adjusted Net (Loss) Income adjusted to eliminate the impact of currency translation.

Adjusted EPS

Adjusted EPS represents Adjusted Net (Loss) Income divided by diluted weighted average shares outstanding.

Adjusted EPS (Constant Currency)

Adjusted EPS (Constant Currency) represents Adjusted EPS adjusted to eliminate the impact of currency translation.

Covenant Adjusted EBITDA

Covenant Adjusted EBITDA represents net (loss) income attributable to Aramark stockholders adjusted for interest and other financing costs, net; (benefit) provision for income taxes; depreciation and amortization and certain other items as defined in our debt agreements required in calculating covenant ratios and debt compliance. The Company also uses Net Debt for its ratio to Covenant Adjusted EBITDA, which is calculated as total long-term borrowings less cash and cash equivalents.

Free Cash Flow

Free Cash Flow represents net cash (used in) provided by operating activities less net purchases of property and equipment and other. Management believes that the presentation of free cash flow provides useful information to investors because it represents a measure of cash flow available for distribution among all the security holders of the Company.

We use Adjusted Revenue (Organic), Adjusted Operating (Loss) Income (including on a constant currency basis), Adjusted Net (Loss) Income (including on a constant currency basis), Adjusted EPS (including on a constant currency basis), Covenant Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow as supplemental measures of our operating profitability and to control our cash operating costs. We believe these financial measures are useful to investors because they enable better comparisons of our historical results and allow our investors to evaluate our performance based on the same metrics that we use to evaluate our performance and trends in our results. These financial metrics are not measurements of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. Our presentation of these metrics has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. You should not consider these measures as alternatives to revenue, operating (loss) income, net (loss) income, or (loss) earnings per share, determined in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted Revenue (Organic), Adjusted Operating (Loss) Income, Adjusted Net (Loss) Income, Adjusted EPS, Covenant Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow as presented by us may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies because not all companies use identical calculations.

Explanatory Notes to the Non-GAAP Schedules

Amortization of Acquisition-Related Intangible Assets – adjustments to eliminate the change in amortization expense resulting from the purchase accounting applied to the January 26, 2007 going-private transaction and amortization expense recognized on other acquisition-related intangible assets.

Merger and Integration Related Charges – adjustments to eliminate merger and integration charges primarily related to the Avendra and AmeriPride acquisitions, including costs for transitional employees and integration related consulting costs, and charges related to plant consolidation, the implementation of a new revenue accounting system, rebranding and other expenses.

Tax Reform Related Employee Reinvestments – adjustments to eliminate certain reinvestments associated with tax savings created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, including employee training expenses and retirement contributions.

Gains, Losses and Settlements impacting comparability – adjustments to eliminate certain transactions that are not indicative of our ongoing operational performance, primarily for income from prior years’ loss experience under our general liability, automobile liability and workers’ compensation programs ($18.1 million for the first quarter of 2021 and $10.3 million for the first quarter of 2020), the gain from the change in fair value related to certain gasoline and diesel agreements ($3.4 million for the first quarter of 2021 and $3.3 million for the first quarter of 2020), external consulting fees related to growth initiatives ($3.2 million for the first quarter of 2020), payroll tax charges related to equity award exercises by the Company’s former chief executive officer ($0.9 million for the first quarter of 2020), pension plan charges ($0.1 million for the first quarter of 2020) and other miscellaneous charges.

Effect of Tax Legislation on (Benefit) Provision for Income Taxes – adjustments to eliminate the impact of tax legislation that is not indicative of our ongoing tax position based on the new tax policies, including the CARES Act for a benefit for net operating losses being carried back to prior fiscal years ($22.2 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2021) and a valuation allowance against certain foreign tax credits ($16.1 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2021).

Tax Impact Related to Shareholder Transactions – adjustments to eliminate the tax impact of equity award exercises by the Company’s former chief executive officer.

Tax Impact of Adjustments to Adjusted Net (Loss) Income – adjustments to eliminate the net tax impact of the adjustments to adjusted net (loss) income calculated based on a blended U.S. federal and state tax rate for U.S. adjustments and the local country tax rate for adjustments in jurisdictions outside the U.S.

Effect of Currency Translation – adjustments to eliminate the impact that fluctuations in currency translation rates had on the comparative results by presenting the periods on a constant currency basis. Assumes constant foreign currency exchange rates based on the rates in effect for the prior year period being used in translation for the comparable current year period.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements reflect our current expectations as to future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements under the heading “2021 Outlook” and those related to our expectations regarding the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the performance of our business, our financial results, our operations, our liquidity and capital resources, the conditions in our industry and our growth strategy. In some cases forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “outlook,” “aim,” “anticipate,” “are or remain or continue to be confident,” “have confidence,” “estimate,” “expect,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “see,” “look to” and other words and terms of similar meaning or the negative versions of such words. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may change at any time, actual results or outcomes may differ materially from those that we expected.

Some of the factors that we believe could affect or continue to affect our results include without limitation: the severity and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic; the pandemic’s impact on the U.S. and global economies, including particularly the client sectors we serve and governmental responses to the pandemic; the manner and timing of benefits we expect to receive under the CARES Act or other government programs; unfavorable economic conditions; natural disasters, global calamities, new pandemics, sports strikes and other adverse incidents; the failure to retain current clients, renew existing client contracts and obtain new client contracts; a determination by clients to reduce their outsourcing or use of preferred vendors; competition in our industries; increased operating costs and obstacles to cost recovery due to the pricing and cancellation terms of our food and support services contracts; currency risks and other risks associated with international operations, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act and other anti-corruption law compliance; risks associated with suppliers from whom our products are sourced; disruptions to our relationship with our distribution partners; the contract intensive nature of our business, which may lead to client disputes; our expansion strategy and our ability to successfully integrate the businesses we acquire and costs and timing related thereto; continued or further unionization of our workforce; liability resulting from our participation in multiemployer defined benefit pension plans; the inability to hire and retain key or sufficient qualified personnel or increases in labor costs; laws and governmental regulations including those relating to food and beverages, the environment, wage and hour and government contracting; liability associated with noncompliance with applicable law or other governmental regulations; new interpretations of or changes in the enforcement of the government regulatory framework; the failure to maintain food safety throughout our supply chain, food-borne illness concerns and claims of illness or injury; a cybersecurity incident or other disruptions in the availability of our computer systems or privacy breaches; our leverage; the inability to generate sufficient cash to service all of our indebtedness; debt agreements that limit our flexibility in operating our business; and other factors set forth under the headings Item 1A “Risk Factors,” Item 3 “Legal Proceedings” and Item 7 “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and other sections of our Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on November 24, 2020 as such factors may be updated from time to time in our other periodic filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and which may be obtained by contacting Aramark’s investor relations department via its website at www.aramark.com. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included herein and in our other filings with the SEC. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements included herein or that may be made elsewhere from time to time by, or on behalf of, us. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments, changes in our expectations, or otherwise, except as required by law.

ARAMARK AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF (LOSS) INCOME

(Unaudited)

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

January 1, 2021

 

December 27, 2019

Revenue

 

$

2,743,789

 

 

$

4,253,597

 

Costs and Expenses:

 

 

 

 

Cost of services provided (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)

 

2,535,627

 

 

3,768,113

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

138,574

 

 

147,936

 

Selling and general corporate expenses

 

90,055

 

 

83,255

 

 

 

2,764,256

 

 

3,999,304

 

Operating (loss) income

 

(20,467

)

 

254,293

 

Interest and Other Financing Costs, net

 

100,409

 

 

79,585

 

(Loss) Income Before Income Taxes

 

(120,876

)

 

174,708

 

(Benefit) Provision for Income Taxes

 

(39,496

)

 

28,825

 

Net (loss) income

 

(81,380

)

 

145,883

 

Less: Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

(137

)

 

122

 

Net (loss) income attributable to Aramark stockholders

 

$

(81,243

)

 

$

145,761

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss) Earnings per share attributable to Aramark stockholders:

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

(0.32

)

 

$

0.59

 

Diluted

 

$

(0.32

)

 

$

0.57

 

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding:

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

253,668

 

 

248,731

 

Diluted

 

253,668

 

 

254,121

 

 

ARAMARK AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

(In Thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 1, 2021

 

October 2, 2020

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

1,166,226

 

 

$

2,509,188

 

Receivables

 

1,511,076

 

 

1,431,206

 

Inventories

 

427,195

 

 

436,473

 

Prepayments and other current assets

 

311,608

 

 

298,944

 

Total current assets

 

3,416,105

 

 

4,675,811

 

Property and Equipment, net

 

2,029,264

 

 

2,050,908

 

Goodwill

 

5,369,298

 

 

5,343,828

 

Other Intangible Assets

 

1,934,463

 

 

1,932,637

 

Operating Lease Right-of-use Assets

 

563,134

 

 

551,394

 

Other Assets

 

1,193,935

 

 

1,158,106

 

 

 

$

14,506,199

 

 

$

15,712,684

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Current maturities of long-term borrowings

 

$

98,328

 

 

$

99,915

 

Current operating lease liabilities

 

72,255

 

 

71,810

 

Accounts payable

 

644,270

 

 

663,455

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

1,461,762

 

 

1,512,278

 

Total current liabilities

 

2,276,615

 

 

2,347,458

 

Long-Term Borrowings

 

8,111,140

 

 

9,178,508

 

Noncurrent Operating Lease Liabilities

 

332,928

 

 

341,667

 

Deferred Income Taxes and Other Noncurrent Liabilities

 

1,098,526

 

 

1,099,075

 

Commitments and Contingencies

 

 

 

 

Redeemable Noncontrolling Interest

 

9,851

 

 

9,988

 

Total Stockholders’ Equity

 

2,677,139

 

 

2,735,988

 

 

 

$

14,506,199

 

 

$

15,712,684

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARAMARK AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

(In Thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

January 1, 2021

 

December 27, 2019

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

Net (loss) income

 

$

(81,380

)

 

$

145,883

 

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash used in operating activities

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

138,574

 

 

147,936

 

Deferred income taxes

 

2,227

 

 

29,432

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

18,312

 

 

14,116

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

 

(171,476

)

 

(644,345

)

Payments made to clients on contracts

 

(25,434

)

 

(10,006

)

Other operating activities

 

4,007

 

 

7,500

 

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(115,170

)

 

(309,484

)

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

Net purchases of property and equipment and other

 

(65,062

)

 

(95,550

)

Acquisitions, divestitures and other investing activities

 

(25,714

)

 

8,199

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(90,776

)

 

(87,351

)

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

Net proceeds/payments of long-term borrowings

 

(802,075

)

 

20,286

 

Net change in funding under the Receivables Facility

 

(315,600

)

 

450,000

 

Payments of dividends

 

(27,911

)

 

(27,483

)

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

 

7,813

 

 

26,089

 

Other financing activities

 

(10,390

)

 

(57,329

)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

 

(1,148,163

)

 

411,563

 

Effect of foreign exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents

 

11,147

 

 

3,247

 

(Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

(1,342,962

)

 

17,975

 

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

 

2,509,188

 

 

246,643

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

 

$

1,166,226

 

 

$

264,618

 

 

ARAMARK AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

ADJUSTED CONSOLIDATED OPERATING (LOSS) INCOME MARGIN

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

January 1, 2021

 

 

FSS United States

 

FSS International

 

Uniform

 

Corporate

 

Aramark and

Subsidiaries

Revenue (as reported)

 

$

1,445,792

 

 

$

694,459

 

 

$

603,538

 

 

 

 

$

2,743,789

 

Operating (Loss) Income (as reported)

 

$

(14,781

)

 

$

(3,014

)

 

$

32,094

 

 

$

(34,766

)

 

$

(20,467

)

Operating (Loss) Income Margin (as reported)

 

(1.02

)%

 

(0.43

)%

 

5.32

%

 

 

 

(0.75

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue (as reported)

 

$

1,445,792

 

 

$

694,459

 

 

$

603,538

 

 

 

 

$

2,743,789

 

Effect of Currency Translation

 

(205

)

 

(20,736

)

 

(753

)

 

 

 

(21,694

)

Adjusted Revenue (Organic)

 

$

1,445,587

 

 

$

673,723

 

 

$

602,785

 

 

 

 

$

2,722,095

 

Revenue Growth (as reported)

 

(45.21

)%

 

(26.61

)%

 

(9.71

)%

 

 

 

(35.49

)%

Adjusted Revenue Growth (Organic)

 

(45.22

)%

 

(28.80

)%

 

(9.82

)%

 

 

 

(36.00

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating (Loss) Income (as reported)

 

$

(14,781

)

 

$

(3,014

)

 

$

32,094

 

 

$

(34,766

)

 

$

(20,467

)

Amortization of Acquisition-Related Intangible Assets

 

21,388

 

 

1,796

 

 

6,442

 

 

 

 

29,626

 

Merger and Integration Related Charges

 

 

 

 

 

2,944

 

 

 

 

2,944

 

Gains, Losses and Settlements impacting comparability

 

(18,098

)

 

 

 

 

 

(3,414

)

 

(21,512

)

Adjusted Operating (Loss) Income

 

$

(11,491

)

 

$

(1,218

)

 

$

41,480

 

 

$

(38,180

)

 

$

(9,409

)

Effect of Currency Translation

 

(50

)

 

377

 

 

(144

)

 

 

 

183

 

Adjusted Operating (Loss) Income (Constant Currency)

 

$

(11,541

)

 

$

(841

)

 

$

41,336

 

 

$

(38,180

)

 

$

(9,226

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating (Loss) Income Growth (as reported)

 

(107.95

)%

 

(106.90

)%

 

(39.80

)%

 

(21.36

)%

 

(108.05

)%

Adjusted Operating (Loss) Income Growth

 

(105.64

)%

 

(102.67

)%

 

(38.09

)%

 

(24.54

)%

 

(103.29

)%

Adjusted Operating (Loss) Income Growth (Constant Currency)

 

(105.66

)%

 

(101.85

)%

 

(38.30

)%

 

(24.54

)%

 

(103.23

)%

Adjusted Operating (Loss) Income Margin (Constant Currency)

 

(0.80

)%

 

(0.12

)%

 

6.86

%

 

 

 

(0.34

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

December 27, 2019

 

 

FSS United States

 

FSS International

 

Uniform

 

Corporate

 

Aramark and

Subsidiaries

Revenue (as reported)

 

$

2,638,960

 

 

$

946,194

 

 

$

668,443

 

 

 

 

$

4,253,597

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Income (as reported)

 

$

185,954

 

 

$

43,676

 

 

$

53,310

 

 

$

(28,647

)

 

$

254,293

 

Amortization of Acquisition-Related Intangible Assets

 

21,254

 

 

1,658

 

 

6,154

 

 

 

 

29,066

 

Merger and Integration Related Charges

 

2,364

 

 

229

 

 

7,471

 

 

 

 

10,064

 

Tax Reform Related Employee Reinvestments

 

1,436

 

 

 

 

(13

)

 

 

 

1,423

 

Gains, Losses and Settlements impacting comparability

 

(7,123

)

 

 

 

74

 

 

(2,009

)

 

(9,058

)

Adjusted Operating Income

 

$

203,885

 

 

$

45,563

 

 

$

66,996

 

 

$

(30,656

)

 

$

285,788

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Income Margin (as reported)

 

7.05

%

 

4.62

%

 

7.98

%

 

 

 

5.98

%

Adjusted Operating Income Margin

 

7.73

%

 

4.82

%

 

10.02

%

 

 

 

6.72

%

 

ARAMARK AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

ADJUSTED NET (LOSS) INCOME & ADJUSTED EPS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

January 1, 2021

 

December 27, 2019

Net (Loss) Income Attributable to Aramark Stockholders (as reported)

 

$

(81,243

)

 

$

145,761

 

Adjustment:

 

 

 

 

Amortization of Acquisition-Related Intangible Assets

 

29,626

 

 

29,066

 

Merger and Integration Related Charges

 

2,944

 

 

10,064

 

Tax Reform Related Employee Reinvestments

 

 

 

1,423

 

Gains, Losses and Settlements impacting comparability

 

(21,512

)

 

(9,058

)

Effect of Tax Legislation on (Benefit) Provision for Income Taxes

 

(6,051

)

 

 

Tax Impact Related to Shareholder Transactions

 

 

 

(12,516

)

Tax Impact of Adjustments to Adjusted Net (Loss) Income

 

(2,651

)

 

(8,024

)

Adjusted Net (Loss) Income

 

$

(78,887

)

 

$

156,716

 

Effect of Currency Translation, net of Tax

 

(13

)

 

 

Adjusted Net (Loss) Income (Constant Currency)

 

$

(78,900

)

 

$

156,716

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss) Earnings Per Share (as reported)

 

 

 

 

Net (Loss) Income Attributable to Aramark Stockholders (as reported)

 

$

(81,243

)

 

$

145,761

 

Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding

 

253,668

 

 

254,121

 

 

 

$

(0.32

)

 

$

0.57

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted (Loss) Earnings Per Share

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Net (Loss) Income

 

$

(78,887

)

 

$

156,716

 

Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding

 

253,668

 

 

254,121

 

 

 

$

(0.31

)

 

$

0.62

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted (Loss) Earnings Per Share (Constant Currency)

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Net (Loss) Income (Constant Currency)

 

$

(78,900

)

 

$

156,716

 

Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding

 

253,668

 

 

254,121

 

 

 

$

(0.31

)

 

$

0.62

 

 

ARAMARK AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

NET DEBT TO COVENANT ADJUSTED EBITDA

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twelve Months Ended

 

 

January 1, 2021

 

December 27, 2019

Net (Loss) Income Attributable to Aramark Stockholders (as reported)

 

$

(688,533

)

 

$

343,628

 

Interest and Other Financing Costs, net

 

403,624

 

 

331,594

 

(Benefit) Provision for Income Taxes

 

(254,605

)

 

96,823

 

Depreciation and Amortization

 

585,833

 

 

589,788

 

Share-based compensation expense(1)

 

34,535

 

 

50,834

 

Unusual or non-recurring (gains) and losses(2)

 

198,600

 

 

1,000

 

Pro forma EBITDA for equity method investees(3)

 

8,925

 

 

7,172

 

Pro forma EBITDA for certain transactions(4)

 

3,700

 

 

19,092

 

Other(5)

 

539,265

 

 

208,449

 

Covenant Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

831,344

 

 

$

1,648,380

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Debt to Covenant Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

 

 

 

Total Long-Term Borrowings

 

$

8,209,468

 

 

$

7,170,701

 

Less: Cash and cash equivalents

 

1,166,226

 

 

264,618

 

Net Debt

 

$

7,043,242

 

 

$

6,906,083

 

Covenant Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

831,344

 

 

$

1,648,380

 

Net Debt/Covenant Adjusted EBITDA(6)

 

8.5

 

 

4.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Represents compensation expense related to the Company’s issuances of share-based awards.

(2) Represents the fiscal 2020 non-cash impairment charge related to goodwill and the fiscal 2019 impact from the divestiture of Healthcare Technologies.

(3) Represents our estimated share of EBITDA primarily from our AIM Services Co., Ltd. equity method investment, not already reflected in our net (loss) income attributable to Aramark stockholders. EBITDA for this equity method investee is calculated in a manner consistent with Covenant Adjusted EBITDA but does not represent cash distributions received from this investee.

(4) Represents the annualizing of net EBITDA from certain acquisitions made during the period.

(5) “Other” for the twelve months ended January 1, 2021 and December 27, 2019, respectively, includes severance charges ($156.3 million and $3.3 million reversal), non-cash impairment charges related to various assets ($34.3 million and $14.8 million), adjustments to remove the impact attributable to the adoption of certain accounting standards that are made to the calculation in accordance with the Credit Agreement and indentures ($24.1 million and $24.5 million), expenses related to merger and integration related charges ($21.7 million and $37.5 million), the impact of hyperinflation in Argentina ($2.5 million and $4.9 million) and other miscellaneous expenses. “Other” for the twelve months ended January 1, 2021 also includes labor charges, incremental expenses and other expenses associated with closed or partially closed client locations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, net of U.S. and non-U.S. governmental labor related credits ($244.0 million), non-cash charge related to operating lease right-of-use assets, property and equipment and other assets from disposal by abandonment of certain rental properties ($28.5 million), non-cash charges related to information technology assets ($26.1 million), charges related to a client contract dispute ($17.9 million), gain from the insurance proceeds received related to property damage from a tornado in Nashville ($16.3 million), a favorable non-cash settlement of a multiemployer pension plan obligation ($6.7 million) and non-cash charge for excess inventory ($5.0 million). “Other” for the twelve months ended December 27, 2019 also includes compensation expense for special recognition awards, employee training programs and retirement contributions funded by the benefits from U.S. tax reform ($76.3 million), charges related to certain legal settlements ($27.9 million), cash compensation charges associated with the retirement of the Company’s former chief executive officer ($10.4 million), closing costs mainly related to customer contracts ($8.5 million), advisory fees related to shareholder matters ($7.7 million), the gain from the change in fair value related to certain gasoline and diesel agreements ($7.5 million) and settlement charges related to exiting a joint venture arrangement ($4.5 million).

(6) On April 22, 2020, the Company entered into Amendment No. 9 to the Credit Agreement. Amendment No. 9 provides for a covenant waiver period which suspends the Consolidated Secured Debt Ratio debt covenant required under the credit agreement for four fiscal quarters, commencing with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 and ending after the third quarter of fiscal 2021, subject to certain conditions.

 

ARAMARK AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

FREE CASH FLOW

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

Fiscal Year Ended

 

 

January 1, 2021

 

December 27, 2019

 

Change

 

October 2, 2020

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

 

$

(115,170

)

 

$

(309,484

)

 

$

194,314

 

 

$

176,682

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net purchases of property and equipment and other

 

(65,062

)

 

(95,550

)

 

30,488

 

 

(364,434

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Cash Flow

 

$

(180,232

)

 

$

(405,034

)

 

$

224,802

 

 

$

(187,752

)

 

ARAMARK AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

ADJUSTED CONSOLIDATED REVENUE

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

June 26, 2020

 

 

FSS United States

 

FSS International

 

Uniform

 

Corporate

 

Aramark and

Subsidiaries

Revenue (as reported)

 

$

1,067,580

 

 

$

517,171

 

 

$

567,502

 

 

 

 

$

2,152,253

 

Effect of Currency Translation

 

534

 

 

40,188

 

 

1,377

 

 

 

 

42,099

 

Adjusted Revenue (Organic)

 

$

1,068,114

 

 

$

557,359

 

 

$

568,879

 

 

 

 

$

2,194,352

 

Revenue Growth (as reported)

 

(55.77

)%

 

(45.55

)%

 

(12.34

)%

 

 

 

(46.34

)%

Adjusted Revenue Growth (Organic)

 

(55.74

)%

 

(41.32

)%

 

(12.13

)%

 

 

 

(45.29

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

June 28, 2019

 

 

FSS United States

 

FSS International

 

Uniform

 

Corporate

 

Aramark and

Subsidiaries

Revenue (as reported)

 

$

2,413,503

 

 

$

949,862

 

 

$

647,396

 

 

 

 

$

4,010,761

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARAMARK AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES

ADJUSTED CONSOLIDATED REVENUE

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

October 2, 2020

 

 

FSS United States

 

FSS International

 

Uniform

 

Corporate

 

Aramark and

Subsidiaries

Revenue (as reported)

 

$

1,429,031

 

 

$

629,021

 

 

$

634,098

 

 

 

 

$

2,692,150

 

Effect of Currency Translation

 

185

 

 

4,785

 

 

454

 

 

 

 

5,424

 

Estimated Impact of 53rd Week

 

(116,461

)

 

(15,858

)

 

(44,740

)

 

 

 

(177,059

)

Adjusted Revenue (Organic)

 

$

1,312,755

 

 

$

617,948

 

 

$

589,812

 

 

 

 

$

2,520,515

 

Revenue Growth (as reported)

 

(40.65

)%

 

(29.94

)%

 

(1.78

)%

 

 

 

(31.87

)%

Adjusted Revenue Growth (Organic)

 

(45.48

)%

 

(31.18

)%

 

(8.64

)%

 

 

 

(36.21

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

September 27, 2019

 

 

FSS United States

 

FSS International

 

Uniform

 

Corporate

 

Aramark and

Subsidiaries

Revenue (as reported)

 

$

2,407,750

 

 

$

897,894

 

 

$

645,600

 

 

 

 

$

3,951,244