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US Foods Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2019 Earnings

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February 11, 2020

ROSEMONT, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD),one of the largest foodservice distributors in the United States, today announced results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2019. In this press release we refer to certain organic financial results. Organic financial results exclude contributions during the respective period from the Food Group of Companies (the "Food Group"), which was acquired on Sept. 13, 2019.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2019 Highlights

  • Total case volume increased 12.3%; independent restaurant case volume increased 11.9%
  • Total organic case volume increased 0.4%; independent restaurant organic case volume increased 2.9%
  • Net sales increased 14.8% to $6.9 billion; organic Net sales increased 3.0% to $6.2 billion
  • Gross profit increased 13.3% to $1.2 billion
  • Income from continuing operations before income taxes decreased $10 million to $122 million
  • Net income decreased $8 million to $92 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 12.8% to $335 million; organic Adjusted EBITDA increased 6.7% to $317 million
  • Diluted EPS of $0.42; Adjusted Diluted EPS increased 10.0% to $0.66

Fiscal Year 2019 Highlights

  • Total case volume increased 4.6%; independent restaurant case volume increased 7.1%
  • Total organic case volume increased 1.1%; independent restaurant organic case volume increased 4.4%
  • Net sales increased 7.3% to $25.9 billion; organic Net sales increased 3.8% to $25.1 billion
  • Gross profit increased 6.5% to $4.6 billion
  • Income from continuing operations before income taxes increased $15 million to $511 million
  • Net income decreased $22 million to $385 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 8.3% to $1,194 million; organic Adjusted EBITDA increased 6.2% to $1,171 million
  • Diluted EPS of $1.75; Adjusted Diluted EPS increased 9.7% to $2.38

CEO Perspective

“In fiscal 2019 we continued to profitably grow our business while expanding our operating leverage for the fourth consecutive year. Full year organic Adjusted EBITDA growth of 6.2% was in line with our guidance for the year and we grew Adjusted Diluted EPS by almost 10%,” said Chairman and CEO Pietro Satriano. “Our Great Food. Made Easy. strategy continues to resonate with customers, with 56 new Scoop products launched during the year and continued enhancements to our value-added services platform. The integration of the Food Group is progressing as planned with a new leadership organization in place and the successful launch of our best-selling Scoop products in our Northwest markets now complete. We are confident in the future growth prospects for our business and our ability to achieve the 2020 guidance targets we have set for the year."

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

Total case volume increased 12.3% from the prior year, of which 0.4% was organic growth. Independent restaurant case volume increased 11.9% from the prior year, of which 2.9% was organic growth. Net sales of $6.9 billion for the quarter increased 14.8% from the prior year, primarily due to the addition of the Food Group and year-over-year inflation in multiple product categories, including cheese, poultry and beef. The Food Group contributed $711 million to Net sales in the fourth quarter.

Gross profit of $1.2 billion increased $145 million, or 13.3%, from the prior year, primarily driven by the addition of the Food Group, margin expansion initiatives and an increase in organic case volume, which were partially offset by an unfavorable year-over-year change in the last-in, first-out (LIFO) reserve. Gross profit as a percentage of Net sales was 17.8%. Adjusted Gross profit was $1.2 billion, a 14.0% increase from the prior year, driven by the addition of Food Group, margin expansion initiatives and an increase in organic case volume. Adjusted Gross profit as a percentage of Net sales was 18.0%.

Operating expenses were $1.1 billion, an increase of 14.0% from the prior year. The increase was primarily driven by the addition of Food Group, higher distribution costs and wages and higher acquisition-related costs, which were partially offset by the positive impact of expense control initiatives. Adjusted Operating expenses for the quarter were $913 million, a 14.1% increase from the prior year, primarily driven by the addition of the Food Group and higher distribution costs and wages.

Income from continuing operations before income taxes was $122 million, a $10 million decrease from the prior year.

Net income was $92 million, a decrease of $8 million from the prior year, primarily driven by higher Operating expenses and interest costs, which were partially offset by an increase in Gross profit, as discussed above. Adjusted EBITDA was $335 million, an increase of $38 million, or 12.8%, compared to the prior year. Organic Adjusted EBITDA was $317 million, an increase of $20 million, or 6.7%, compared to the prior year. Diluted EPS decreased 8.7% to $0.42 and Adjusted Diluted EPS increased 10.0% to $0.66.

Fiscal Year 2019 Results

Total case volume increased 4.6% from the prior year, of which 1.1% was organic growth. Independent restaurant case volume increased 7.1%, of which 4.4% was organic growth. Net sales of $25.9 billion increased 7.3% from the prior year, primarily due to the addition of the Food Group, an increase in organic case volume and year-over-year inflation in multiple product categories, including grocery, poultry, beef and produce. The Food Group contributed $843 million to Net sales in fiscal 2019.

Gross profit of $4.6 billion increased $281 million, or 6.5%, from the prior year, primarily driven by margin expansion initiatives, the addition of the Food Group and an increase in organic case volume, which were partially offset by an unfavorable year-over-year change in the LIFO reserve. Gross profit as a percentage of Net sales was 17.7%. Adjusted Gross profit was $4.6 billion, a 7.0% increase from the prior year, primarily driven by margin expansion initiatives, the addition of the Food Group and an increase in organic case volume. Adjusted Gross profit as a percentage of Net sales was 17.8%.

Operating expenses were $3.9 billion, an increase of 6.6% from the prior year. The increase was primarily driven by the addition of the Food Group, higher distribution costs and wages and higher acquisition-related costs, which were partially offset by the positive impact of expense control initiatives. Adjusted Operating expenses were $3.4 billion, a 6.4% increase from the prior year, primarily driven by the addition of the Food Group and higher distribution costs and wages.

Income from continuing operations before income taxes was $511 million, a $15 million increase from the prior year.

Net income for fiscal year 2019 was $385 million, a decrease of $22 million from the prior year primarily driven by higher Operating expense, income taxes and interest which were partially offset by an increase in Gross profit. Adjusted EBITDA was $1,194 million, an increase of $91 million, or 8.3% compared to the prior year. Organic Adjusted EBITDA was $1,171 million, an increase of $68 million, or 6.2% compared to the prior year. Diluted EPS was $1.75 and Adjusted Diluted EPS was $2.38.

Cash Flow and Capital Transactions

Net cash provided by operating activities for fiscal 2019 was $760 million, an increase of $151 million from the prior year primarily driven by $70 million of prior year defined benefit pension plan contributions which did not reoccur in the current year, earnings growth and improved working capital performance. Cash capital expenditures for fiscal 2019 totaled $258 million, compared to $235 million in the prior year.

Net Debt at the end of fiscal 2019 was $4.6 billion, an increase of $1.3 billion versus the end of fiscal 2018. The ratio of Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA was 3.9x at the end of fiscal 2019, down from 4.2x at the end of the third quarter 2019 and up from 3.0x at the end of fiscal 2018 as a result of borrowing to finance the Food Group acquisition.

Outlook for Fiscal Year 2020

For fiscal year 2020, the company expects total case volume growth of 9-11%, Adjusted EBITDA growth of 12-15% and Adjusted Diluted EPS of $2.70-$2.80. The company expects cash capital expenditures of $325-$335 million, while fleet capital leases are expected to be approximately $80 million. Interest expense is expected to be $210-$220 million, Depreciation expense is expected to be $330-$340 million and our adjusted effective income tax rate is expected to be 25-26%.

The company also expects total organic case volume growth of 2-3% and organic Adjusted EBITDA growth of 6-8%.

The guidance provided above includes the expected impact of a 53rd week in fiscal year 2020 which is expected to add approximately 1% to case volume growth and Adjusted EBITDA growth.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

US Foods' fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2019 earnings call will be broadcast live via the internet on Feb. 11, 2020 at 9 a.m. CST. The call can also be accessed live over the phone by dialing (844) 292-0976; the conference ID number is 6140429.

The presentation slides reviewed during the webcast will be available shortly before that time. The webcast, slides, and a copy of this press release can be found in the Investor Relations section of our website at https://ir.usfoods.com.

About US Foods

US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 associates and more than 70 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and generates more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit www.usfoods.com to learn more.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release which are not historical in nature are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These statements often include words such as “believe,” “expect,” “project,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “outlook,” “estimate,” “target,” “seek,” “will,” “may,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “forecast,” “mission,” “strive,” “more,” “goal,” or similar expressions and are based upon various assumptions and our experience in the industry, as well as historical trends, current conditions, and expected future developments. However, you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results and there are a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, including, among others: cost inflation/deflation and commodity volatility; competition; reliance on third party suppliers; interruption of product supply or increases in product costs; changes in our relationships with customers and group purchasing organizations; our ability to increase or maintain the highest margin portions of our business; effective integration of acquisitions; achievement of expected benefits from cost savings initiatives; fluctuations in fuel costs; economic factors affecting consumer confidence and discretionary spending; changes in consumer eating habits; our reputation in the industry; labor relations and costs; access to qualified and diverse labor; cost and pricing structures; changes in tax laws and regulations and resolution of tax disputes; governmental regulation; product recalls and product liability claims; adverse judgments or settlements resulting from litigation; disruptions of existing technologies and implementation of new technologies; cybersecurity incidents and other technology disruptions; management of retirement benefits and pension obligations; extreme weather conditions, natural disasters and other catastrophic events; risks associated with intellectual property, including potential infringement; indebtedness and restrictions under agreements governing indebtedness; and potential interest rate increases.

For a detailed discussion of these risks, uncertainties and other factors, see the section entitled “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Dec. 29, 2018, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Feb. 14, 2019. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We report our financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). However, Adjusted Gross profit, Adjusted Operating expenses, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Net Debt, Adjusted Net income and Adjusted Diluted EPS are non-GAAP financial measures regarding our operational performance and liquidity. These non-GAAP financial measures exclude the impact of certain items and, therefore, have not been calculated in accordance with GAAP.

We use Adjusted Gross profit and Adjusted Operating expenses as supplemental measures to GAAP measures to focus on period-over-period changes in our business and believe this information is helpful to investors. Adjusted Gross profit is Gross profit adjusted to remove the impact of the LIFO inventory reserve adjustment. Adjusted Operating expenses are Operating expenses adjusted to exclude amounts that we do not consider part of our core operating results when assessing our performance, as well other items specified in the agreements governing our indebtedness.

We believe EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA provide meaningful supplemental information about our operating performance because they exclude amounts that we do not consider part of our core operating results when assessing our performance. EBITDA is Net income, plus Interest expense-net, Income tax provision (benefit), and Depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is EBITDA adjusted for (1) Restructuring costs and Tangible asset impairments; (2) Share-based compensation expense; (3) the non-cash impact of LIFO reserve adjustments; (4) Business transformation costs; and (5) other gains, losses or costs as specified in the agreements governing our indebtedness.

We use Net Debt as a supplemental measure to GAAP measures to review the liquidity of our operations. Net Debt is defined as total debt net of total Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash remaining on the balance sheet as of the end of the most recent fiscal quarter. We believe that Net Debt is a useful financial metric to assess our ability to pursue business opportunities and investments. Net Debt is not a measure of our liquidity under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to Cash Flows Provided by Operations or Cash Flows Used in Financing Activities.

We believe that Adjusted Net income is a useful measure of operating performance for both management and investors because it excludes items that are not reflective of our core operating performance and provides an additional view of our operating performance including depreciation, interest expense-net, and Income tax provision (benefit) on a consistent basis from period to period. Adjusted Net income is Net income excluding such items as Restructuring benefits and costs, tangible asset impairments, Share-based compensation expense, the non-cash impacts of LIFO reserve adjustments, Business transformation costs (costs associated with the redesign of systems and processes), and other items, and adjusted for the tax effect of the exclusions and discrete tax items. Effective as of the third quarter fiscal 2019, we revised the definition of Adjusted Net income to also exclude the effect of intangible asset amortization expense. Prior period amounts have been revised to conform with the current year presentation. We believe that Adjusted Net income may be used by investors, analysts, and other interested parties to facilitate period-over-period comparisons and provides additional clarity as to how factors and trends impact our operating performance.

We use Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share, which is calculated by adjusting the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, Diluted Earnings per Share, by excluding the same items excluded in our calculation of Adjusted EBITDA to the extent that each such item was included in the applicable GAAP financial measure. We believe the presentation of Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share is useful to investors because the measurement excludes amounts that we do not consider part of our core operating results when assessing our performance. We also believe that the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share is useful to investors because these metrics may be used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in their evaluation of the operating performance of companies in our industry.

Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures (a) to evaluate our historical and prospective financial performance as well as our performance relative to our competitors as they assist in highlighting trends, (b) to set internal sales targets and spending budgets, (c) to measure operational profitability and the accuracy of forecasting, (d) to assess financial discipline over operational expenditures, and (e) as an important factor in determining variable compensation for management and employees. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are also used in connection with certain covenants and restricted activities under the agreements governing our indebtedness. We also believe these and similar non-GAAP financial measures are frequently used by securities analysts, investors, and other interested parties to evaluate companies in our industry.

We caution readers that our definitions of Adjusted Gross profit, Adjusted Operating expenses, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Net Debt, Adjusted Net income and Adjusted Diluted EPS may not be calculated in the same manner as similar measures used by other companies. Definitions and reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to their most comparable GAAP financial measures are included in the schedules attached to this press release. We have not, however, provided a reconciliation of our full fiscal 2019 Adjusted EBITDA or Adjusted Diluted EPS outlook because we are not able to accurately estimate all the adjustments on a forward-looking basis and such items could have a significant impact on our GAAP financial results as a result of their variability.

US FOODS HOLDING CORP.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

 

($ in millions)

 

December 28,
2019

 

December 29,
2018

 

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

90

 

 

$

104

 

Accounts receivable, less allowances of $30 and $29

 

1,455

 

 

1,347

 

Vendor receivables, less allowances of $4 and $3

 

143

 

 

106

 

Inventories—net

 

1,432

 

 

1,279

 

Prepaid expenses

 

109

 

 

106

 

Assets held for sale

 

1

 

 

7

 

Other current assets

 

32

 

 

30

 

Total current assets

 

3,262

 

 

2,979

 

Property and equipment—net

 

2,075

 

 

1,842

 

Goodwill

 

4,728

 

 

3,967

 

Other intangibles—net

 

967

 

 

324

 

Deferred tax assets

 

 

 

7

 

Other assets

 

256

 

 

67

 

Total assets

 

$

11,288

 

 

$

9,186

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Cash overdraft liability

 

$

222

 

 

$

157

 

Accounts payable

 

1,460

 

 

1,359

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

538

 

 

454

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

142

 

 

106

 

Total current liabilities

 

2,362

 

 

2,076

 

Long-term debt

 

4,594

 

 

3,351

 

Deferred tax liabilities

 

308

 

 

298

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

315

 

 

232

 

Total liabilities

 

7,579

 

 

5,957

 

Shareholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

Common stock

 

2

 

 

2

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

2,845

 

 

2,780

 

Retained earnings

 

916

 

 

531

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(54

)

 

(84

)

Total shareholders’ equity

 

3,709

 

 

3,229

 

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

 

$

11,288

 

 

$

9,186

 

US FOODS HOLDING CORP.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

13-Weeks Ended

 

52-Weeks Ended

($ in millions, except share and per share data)

 

December 28,
2019

 

December 29,
2018

 

December 28,
2019

 

December 29,
2018

Net sales

 

$

6,934

 

 

$

6,041

 

 

$

25,939

 

 

$

24,175

 

Cost of goods sold

 

5,697

 

 

4,949

 

 

21,352

 

 

19,869

 

Gross profit

 

1,237

 

 

1,092

 

 

4,587

 

 

4,306

 

Distribution, selling and administrative costs

 

1,051

 

 

922

 

 

3,888

 

 

3,647

 

Restructuring costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Total operating expenses

 

1,051

 

 

922

 

 

3,888

 

 

3,648

 

Operating income

 

186

 

 

170

 

 

699

 

 

658

 

Other expense (income)—net

 

7

 

 

(4

)

 

4

 

 

(13

)

Interest expense—net

 

57

 

 

42

 

 

184

 

 

175

 

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

 

122

 

 

132

 

 

511

 

 

496

 

Income tax provision

 

29

 

 

32

 

 

126

 

 

89

 

Income from continuing operations

 

93

 

 

100

 

 

385

 

 

407

 

Loss from discontinued operations—net of tax

 

(1

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

92

 

 

$

100

 

 

$

385

 

 

$

407

 

Net income (loss) per share—basic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

 

$

0.43

 

 

$

0.46

 

 

$

1.77

 

 

$

1.88

 

Discontinued operations

 

(0.01

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per share

 

$

0.42

 

 

$

0.46

 

 

$

1.77

 

 

$

1.88

 

Net income (loss) per share—diluted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

 

0.43

 

 

$

0.46

 

 

$

1.75

 

 

$

1.87

 

Discontinued operations

 

(0.01

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per share

 

$

0.42

 

 

$

0.46

 

 

$

1.75

 

 

$

1.87

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

218,803,641

 

 

216,916,869

 

 

218,095,650

 

 

216,112,021

 

Diluted

 

220,344,293

 

 

218,212,582

 

 

219,534,622

 

 

217,825,545

 

US FOODS HOLDING CORP.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

52-Weeks Ended

($ in millions)

 

December 28,
2019

 

December 29,
2018

Cash Flows From Operating Activities:

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

385

 

 

$

407

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

362

 

 

340

 

Gain on disposal of property and equipment—net

 

(1

)

 

(1

)

Tangible asset impairment charges

 

1

 

 

1

 

Amortization and write-off of deferred financing costs

 

7

 

 

7

 

Deferred tax provision

 

7

 

 

45

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

32

 

 

28

 

Provision for doubtful accounts

 

21

 

 

17

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of business acquisitions:

 

 

 

 

Increase in receivables

 

(19

)

 

(71

)

Decrease (increase) in inventories

 

16

 

 

(72

)

Decrease (increase) prepaid expenses and other assets

 

9

 

 

(45

)

(Decrease) increase in accounts payable and cash overdraft liability

 

(56

)

 

79

 

Decrease in accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

(4

)

 

(126

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

760

 

 

609

 

Cash Flows From Investing Activities:

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of businesses—net of cash

 

(1,832

)

 

 

Proceeds from sales of divested assets

 

94

 

 

 

Proceeds from sales of property and equipment

 

9

 

 

3

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

(258

)

 

(235

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(1,987

)

 

(232

)

Cash Flows From Financing Activities:

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from debt borrowings

 

6,198

 

 

4,178

 

Principal payments on debt and financing leases

 

(4,967

)

 

(4,595

)

Payment for debt financing costs and fees

 

(44

)

 

(1

)

Contingent consideration paid for business acquisitions

 

 

 

(5

)

Proceeds from employee stock purchase plan

 

19

 

 

19

 

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

 

19

 

 

19

 

Tax withholding payments for net share-settled equity awards

 

(5

)

 

(6

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

1,220

 

 

(391

)

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

 

(7

)

 

(14

)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash—beginning of year

 

105

 

 

119

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash—end of year

 

$

98

 

 

$

105

 

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

Interest paid—net of amounts capitalized

 

$

173

 

 

$

160

 

Income taxes paid—net

 

137

 

 

78

 

Property and equipment purchases included in accounts payable

 

49

 

 

28

 

Leased assets obtained in exchange for financing lease liabilities

 

86

 

 

101

 

Leased assets obtained in exchange for operating lease liabilities

 

39

 

 

 

Cashless exercise of stock options

 

1

 

 

2

 

US FOODS HOLDING CORP.

Non-GAAP Reconciliation

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

13-Weeks Ended

 

 

Organic
US Foods

 

Food Group
Acquisition

 

Consolidated US Foods

($ in millions, except share and per share data)

 

December 28,
2019

 

December 28,
2019

 

December 28,
2019

 

December 29,
2018

 

Change

 

%

Net income (loss) (GAAP)

 

$

114

 

 

$

(22

)

 

$

92

 

 

$

100

 

 

$

(8

)

 

(8.0

)%

Interest expense—net

 

39

 

 

18

 

 

57

 

 

42

 

 

15

 

 

35.7

%

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

35

 

 

(6

)

 

29

 

 

32

 

 

(3

)

 

(9.4

)%

Depreciation expense

 

75

 

 

8

 

 

83

 

 

80

 

 

3

 

 

3.8

%

Amortization expense

 

8

 

 

11

 

 

19

 

 

10

 

 

9

 

 

90.0

%

EBITDA (Non-GAAP)

 

271

 

 

9

 

 

280

 

 

264

 

 

16

 

 

6.1

%

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring costs (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

(1

)

 

(100.0

)%

Share-based compensation expense (2)

 

10

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

8

 

 

2

 

 

25.0

%

LIFO reserve adjustment (3)

 

9

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

1

 

 

8

 

 

800.0

%

Pension settlements (4)

 

9

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

NM

Business transformation costs (5)

 

3

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

(1

)

 

(25.0

)%

Loss from discontinued operations (6)

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

NM

Food Group acquisition-related costs and other (7)

 

15

 

 

8

 

 

23

 

 

19

 

 

4

 

 

21.1

%

Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)

 

317

 

 

18

 

 

335

 

 

297

 

 

38

 

 

12.8

%

Depreciation expense

 

(75

)

 

(8

)

 

(83

)

 

(80

)

 

(3

)

 

3.8

%

Interest expense—net

 

(39

)

 

(18

)

 

(57

)

 

(42

)

 

(15

)

 

35.7

%

Income tax (provision) benefit, as adjusted (8)(9)

 

(51

)

 

1

 

 

(50

)

 

(44

)

 

(6

)

 

13.6

%

Adjusted Net income (Non-GAAP)(8)

 

$

152

 

 

$

(7

)

 

$

145

 

 

$

131

 

 

$

14

 

 

10.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted EPS (GAAP)

 

$

0.52

 

 

$

(0.10

)

 

$

0.42

 

 

$

0.46

 

 

$

(0.04

)

 

(8.7

)%

Restructuring costs (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NM

Share-based compensation expense (2)

 

0.05

 

 

 

 

0.05

 

 

0.04

 

 

0.01

 

 

25.0

%

LIFO reserve adjustment (3)

 

0.04

 

 

 

 

0.04

 

 

 

 

0.04

 

 

NM

Pension settlements (4)

 

0.04

 

 

 

 

0.04

 

 

 

 

0.04

 

 

NM

Business transformation costs (5)

 

0.01

 

 

 

 

0.01

 

 

0.02

 

 

(0.01

)

 

(50.0

)%

Loss from discontinued operations (6)

 

 

 

0.01

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

 

0.01

 

 

NM

Food Group acquisition-related costs and other (7)

 

0.07

 

 

0.03

 

 

0.10

 

 

0.09

 

 

0.01

 

 

11.1

%

Income tax impact of adjustments (8)(9)

 

(0.04

)

 

0.03

 

 

(0.01

)

 

(0.01

)

 

 

 

%

Adjusted Diluted EPS (Non-GAAP)

 

$

0.69

 

 

$

(0.03

)

 

$

0.66

 

 

$

0.60

 

 

$

0.06

 

 

10.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding (GAAP)

 

220,344,293

 

 

220,344,293

 

 

220,344,293

 

 

218,212,582

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit (GAAP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

1,237

 

 

$

1,092

 

 

$

145

 

 

13.3

%

LIFO reserve adjustment (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

1

 

 

8

 

 

800.0

%

Adjusted Gross profit (Non-GAAP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

1,246

 

 

$

1,093

 

 

$

153

 

 

14.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses (GAAP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

1,051

 

 

$

922

 

 

$

129

 

 

14.0

%

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(102

)

 

(90

)

 

(12

)

 

13.3

%

Restructuring costs (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)

 

1

 

 

(100.0

)%

Share-based compensation expense (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(10

)

 

(8

)

 

(2

)

 

25.0

%

Business transformation costs (5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3

)

 

(4

)

 

1

 

 

(25.0

)%

Food Group acquisition-related costs and other (7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(23

)

 

(19

)

 

(4

)

 

21.1

%

Adjusted Operating expenses (Non-GAAP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

913

 

 

$

800

 

 

$

113

 

 

14.1

%

NM - Not Meaningful

 

(1)

 

Consists primarily of severance and related costs and organizational realignment costs.

(2)

 

Share-based compensation expense for expected vesting of stock awards and employee stock purchase plan.

(3)

 

Represents the non-cash impact of LIFO reserve adjustments.

(4)

 

Consists of settlement charges resulting from payments to settle benefit obligations with both former and current participants in our defined benefit pension plan.

(5)

 

Consists primarily of costs related to significant process and systems redesign across multiple functions.

(6)

 

Consists of income net of income taxes from discontinued operations.

(7)

 

Includes Food Group acquisition-related costs of $17 million and $19 million for the 13 weeks ended December 28, 2019 and December 29, 2018, respectively. Also includes gains, losses or costs as specified under the agreements governing our indebtedness.

(8)

Effective as of fiscal year 2019, we revised the definition of Adjusted net income to also exclude the effect of intangible asset amortization expense. Prior year amounts have been revised to conform with the current year presentation.

(9)

Represents our income tax provision adjusted for the tax effect of pre-tax items excluded from Adjusted Net income and the removal of applicable discrete tax items. Applicable discrete tax items include changes in tax laws or rates, changes related to prior year unrecognized tax benefits, discrete changes in valuation allowances, and excess tax benefits associated with share-based compensation. The tax effect of pre-tax items excluded from Adjusted net income is computed using a corporate tax rate after considering the impact of permanent differences and valuation allowances.

US FOODS HOLDING CORP.

Non-GAAP Reconciliation

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

52-Weeks Ended

 

 

Organic
US Foods

 

Food Group
Acquisition

 

Consolidated US Foods

($ in millions, except share and per share data)

 

December 28,
2019

 

December 28,
2019

 

December 28,
2019

 

December 29,
2018

 

Change

 

%

Net income (loss) (GAAP)

 

$

406

 

 

$

(21

)

 

$

385

 

 

$

407

 

 

$

(22

)

 

(5.4

)%

Interest expense—net

 

163

 

 

21

 

 

184

 

 

175

 

 

9

 

 

5.1

%

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

132

 

 

(6

)

 

126

 

 

89

 

 

37

 

 

41.6

%

Depreciation expense

 

303

 

 

8

 

 

311

 

 

300

 

 

11

 

 

3.7

%

Amortization expense

 

38

 

 

13

 

 

51

 

 

40

 

 

11

 

 

27.5

%

EBITDA (Non-GAAP)

 

1,042

 

 

15

 

 

1,057

 

 

1,011

 

 

46

 

 

4.5

%

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring costs (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

(1

)

 

(100.0

)%

Share-based compensation expense (2)

 

32

 

 

 

 

32

 

 

28

 

 

4

 

 

14.3

%

LIFO reserve adjustment (3)

 

22

 

 

 

 

22

 

 

 

 

22

 

 

NM

Pension settlements (4)

 

12

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

NM

Business transformation costs (5)

 

9

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

22

 

 

(13

)

 

(59.1

)%

Food Group acquisition-related costs and other (6)

 

54

 

 

8

 

 

62

 

 

41

 

 

21

 

 

51.2

%

Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)

 

1,171

 

 

23

 

 

1,194

 

 

1,103

 

 

91

 

 

8.3

%

Depreciation expense

 

(303

)

 

(8

)

 

(311

)

 

(300

)

 

(11

)

 

3.7

%

Interest expense—net

 

(163

)

 

(21

)

 

(184

)

 

(175

)

 

(9

)

 

5.1

%

Income tax provision, as adjusted (7)(8)

 

(177

)

 

1

 

 

(176

)

 

(156

)

 

(20

)

 

12.8

%

Adjusted Net income (Non-GAAP) (7)

 

$

528

 

 

$

(5

)

 

$

523

 

 

$

472

 

 

$

51

 

 

10.8

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted EPS (GAAP)

 

$

1.85

 

 

$

(0.10

)

 

$

1.75

 

 

$

1.87

 

 

$

(0.12

)

 

(6.4

)%

Restructuring costs (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NM

Share-based compensation expense (2)

 

0.15

 

 

 

 

0.15

 

 

0.13

 

 

0.02

 

 

15.4

%

LIFO reserve adjustment (3)

 

0.10

 

 

 

 

0.10

 

 

 

 

0.10

 

 

NM

Pension settlements (4)

 

0.05

 

 

 

 

0.05

 

 

 

 

0.05

 

 

NM

Business transformation costs (5)

 

0.04

 

 

 

 

0.04

 

 

0.10

 

 

(0.06

)

 

(60.0

)%

Food Group acquisition-related costs and other (6)

 

0.25

 

 

0.03

 

 

0.28

 

 

0.19

 

 

0.09

 

 

47.4

%

Income tax impact of adjustments (7)(8)

 

(0.03

)

 

0.04

 

 

0.01

 

 

(0.12

)

 

0.13

 

 

(108.3

)%

Adjusted Diluted EPS (Non-GAAP)

 

$

2.41

 

 

$

(0.03

)

 

$

2.38

 

 

$

2.17

 

 

$

0.21

 

 

9.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding (GAAP)

 

219,534,622

 

 

219,534,622

 

 

219,534,622

 

 

217,825,545

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit (GAAP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

4,587

 

 

$

4,306

 

 

$

281

 

 

6.5

%

LIFO reserve adjustment (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

 

 

 

 

22

 

 

NM

Adjusted Gross profit (Non-GAAP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

4,609

 

 

$

4,306

 

 

$

303

 

 

7.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses (GAAP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

3,888

 

 

$

3,648

 

 

$

240

 

 

6.6

%

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(362

)

 

(340

)

 

(22

)

 

6.5

%

Restructuring costs (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)

 

1

 

 

(100.0

)%

Share-based compensation expense (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(32

)

 

(28

)

 

(4

)

 

14.3

%

Business transformation costs (5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(9

)

 

(22

)

 

13

 

 

(59.1

)%

Food Group acquisition-related costs and other (6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(62

)

 

(41

)

 

(21

)

 

51.2

%

Adjusted Operating expenses (Non-GAAP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

3,423

 

 

$

3,216

 

 

$

207

 

 

6.4

%

NM - Not Meaningful

 

(1)

 

Consists primarily of severance and related costs and organizational realignment costs.

(2)

 

Share-based compensation expense for expected vesting of stock awards and employee stock purchase plan.

(3)

 

Represents the non-cash impact of LIFO reserve adjustments.

(4)

 

Consists of settlement charges resulting from payments to settle benefit obligations with both former and current participants in our defined benefit pension plan.

(5)

 

Consists primarily of costs related to significant process and systems redesign across multiple functions.

(6)

 

Includes Food Group acquisition-related costs of $52 million and $29 million for the 52 weeks ended December 28, 2019 and December 29, 2018, respectively. Also includes gains, losses or costs as specified under the agreements governing our indebtedness.

(7)

 

Effective as of fiscal year 2019, we revised the definition of Adjusted net income to also exclude the effect of intangible asset amortization expense. Prior year amounts have been revised to conform with the current year presentation.

(8)

Represents our income tax provision adjusted for the tax effect of pre-tax items excluded from Adjusted Net income and the removal of applicable discrete tax items. Applicable discrete tax items include changes in tax laws or rates, changes related to prior year unrecognized tax benefits, discrete changes in valuation allowances, and excess tax benefits associated with share-based compensation. The tax effect of pre-tax items excluded from Adjusted net income is computed using a corporate tax rate after considering the impact of permanent differences and valuation allowances.

 

US FOODS HOLDING CORP.

Non-GAAP Reconciliation

Net Debt and Net Leverage Ratios

 

($ in millions, except ratios)

 

December 28,
2019

September 28,
2019

December 29,
2018

Total Debt (GAAP)

 

$4,736

 

$4,924

 

$3,457

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

(98

)

(98

)

(105

)

Net Debt (Non-GAAP)

 

$4,638

 

$4,826

 

$3,352

 

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

 

$1,194

 

$1,156

 

$1,103

 

Net Leverage Ratio (2)

 

3.9

 

4.2

 

3.0

 

(1) Trailing Twelve Months (TTM) Adjusted EBITDA
(2) Net Debt/TTM Adjusted EBITDA

INVESTOR CONTACT:
Melissa Napier
(847) 720-2767
Melissa.Napier@usfoods.com

MEDIA CONTACT:
Sara Matheu
(847) 720-2392
Sara.Matheu@usfoods.com

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