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Global Industrial Company Reports Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results

ACCESSWIRE - Tue Nov 1, 2022

-Sales of $298.5 Million Increases 7.6%-

-Operating Income of $27.5 Million; Operating Margin of 9.2%-

-Board Declares $0.18 Dividend-

PORT WASHINGTON, NY / ACCESSWIRE / November 1, 2022 / Global Industrial Company (NYSE:GIC) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022.

Global Industrial Company, Tuesday, November 1, 2022, Press release picture

Performance Summary*
(U.S. dollars in millions, except per share data)

Quarter Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
Net sales
Gross profit
Gross margin
Operating income from continuing operations
Operating margin
Net income from continuing operations
Net income per diluted share from continuing operations
Net (loss) income from discontinued operations
Net (loss) income per diluted share from discontinued operations

*Global Industrial Company manages its business and reports using a 52-53 week fiscal year that ends at midnight on the Saturday closest to December 31. For clarity of presentation, fiscal years and quarters are described as if they ended on the last day of the respective calendar month. The actual fiscal quarters ended on October 1, 2022 and October 2, 2021, respectively, and the third quarters of both 2022 and 2021 each included 13 weeks and the first nine months of both 2022 and 2021 included 39 weeks.

Average daily sales is calculated based upon the number of selling days in each period, with Canadian sales converted to US dollars using the current year's average exchange rate. There were 63 selling days in the U.S. and Canada in each of the third quarters of 2022 and 2021, respectively, and there were 192 selling days in the U.S. and 189 selling days in Canada for the nine months ended 2022 and 2021, respectively.

Third Quarter 2022 Financial Summary:

  • Consolidated sales increased 7.6% to $298.5 million compared to $277.4 million last year. Sales also increased 7.6% on an average daily sales basis.
  • Consolidated gross margin declined to 35.7% compared to 36.8% last year.
  • Consolidated operating income from continuing operations decreased 10.1% to $27.5 million compared to $30.6 million last year.
  • Net income per diluted share from continuing operations decreased 13.1% to $0.53 compared to $0.61 last year.

Nine Months 2022 Financial Summary:

  • Consolidated sales increased 13.0% to $905.6 million compared to $801.1 million last year. Sales also increased 13.0% on an average daily sales basis.
  • Consolidated gross margin increased to 36.2% compared to 34.6% last year.
  • Consolidated operating income from continuing operations increased 41.4% to $87.5 million compared to $61.9 million last year.
  • Net income per diluted share from continuing operations increased 29.0% to $1.69 compared to $1.31 last year.

Barry Litwin, Chief Executive Officer, said, "Third quarter revenue reached nearly $300 million, growing 7.6%. Gross margin remained healthy and increased modestly on a sequential basis, but was off from a record third quarter performance last year which included the initial benefits of strong price rationalization and lower cost inventory sell through. During the quarter we saw further sales growth in the Global Industrial private brand offering and our one-to-one managed sales channel. We also improved our inventory position, generated strong cash flow from operations and continue to maintain a very strong balance sheet."

"While the broader market outlook remains one of caution, we are investing in growth and productivity initiatives to strengthen our long-term competitive position and are proactively managing the business to rapidly adapt to changing market conditions. Global Industrial continues to differentiate itself as a leader in the highly fragmented distribution industry and the execution of our ACE strategy positions us to capture market share and emerge from the current cycle in a stronger position. We remain focused on operational excellence and putting the customer at the center of everything we do. We believe we have the right strategy in place to drive long-term performance and value for our shareholders and other stakeholders."

At September 30, 2022, the Company had total working capital of $166.2 million, cash and cash equivalents of $20.0 million, excess availability under its credit facility of approximately $60.8 million and $10.0 million of outstanding debt. Operating cash flow provided by continuing operations in the quarter was $25.6 million. The Company's Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.18 per share to common stock shareholders of record at the close of business on November 14, 2022, payable on November 21, 2022.

Earnings Conference Call Details

Global Industrial Company will host a conference call and question and answer session on its third quarter 2022 results today, November 1, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. A live webcast of the remarks will be available on the Company's website at in the investor relations section. The webcast will also be archived on for approximately 90 days.

About Global Industrial Company

Global Industrial Company (NYSE:GIC), through its operating subsidiaries, is a value-added distributor. For more than 70 years Global Industrial has gone the extra mile for its customers and offers more than a million industrial and MRO products, including its own Global Industrial exclusive brands. With extensive product knowledge and a solutions-based approach, Global Industrial helps customers solve problems and be more successful. At Global Industrial, "We can supply that®".

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of that term in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934). Additional written or oral forward-looking statements may be made by the Company from time to time in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission or otherwise. Any such statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are based on management's estimates, assumptions and projections and are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to statements regarding: i) projections or estimates of revenue, income or loss, exit costs, cash flow needs and capital expenditures; ii) fluctuations in general economic conditions, including effects of rising inflation; iii) future operations, such as risks regarding strategic business initiatives, plans relating to new distribution facilities, plans for utilizing alternative sources of supply in response to government tariffs and trade actions and/or due to supply chain disruptions arising from the Coronavirus pandemic, war, geopolitical conflicts and plans for new products or services; iv) plans for acquisition or sale of businesses, including expansion or restructuring plans; v) financing needs, and compliance with financial covenants in loan agreements; vi) assessments of materiality; vii) predictions of future events and the effects of pending and possible litigation; and viii) assumptions relating to the foregoing. In addition, when used in this release, the words "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," and "plans" and variations thereof and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements in this report are based on the Company's beliefs and expectations as of the date of this report and are subject to risks and uncertainties which may have a significant impact on the Company's business, operating results or financial condition. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and undue reliance should not be placed on them. We undertake no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unexpected events.

Other factors that may affect our future results of operations and financial condition include, but are not limited to, unanticipated developments in any one or more of the following areas, as well as other factors which may be detailed from time to time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings: general economic conditions, such as customer inventory levels, consumer prices and inflation, interest rates, borrowing ability and economic conditions in the manufacturing and/or distribution industries generally, as well as government spending levels, will continue to impact our business; delays in the timely availability of products from our suppliers has in the past and could in the future delay receipt of needed product, resulting in delayed or lost sales; global supply chains and the timely availability of products, particularly products, or product components used in domestic manufacturing, imported from China and other Asian nations as well as from other countries, have been, and in the future could continue to be adversely affected by allocation restrictions of difficult to source products by our vendors; quarantines, factory slowdowns or shutdowns, border closings and travel restrictions resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic have in the past and could in the future adversely affect the timely availability of products, resulting in delayed or lost sales; the imposition of tariffs and other trade barriers, as well as retaliatory trade measures, have caused us to raise the prices on certain of our products and seek alternate sources of supply, which could negatively impact our sales or disrupt our operations if we are not able to mitigate these measures; our use of alternate sources of supply, such as utilizing new vendors in additional countries, entails various risks, such as identifying, vetting and managing new business relationships, reliance on new vendors and maintaining quality control over their products, and protecting our intellectual property rights; increases in freight and shipping costs, including fuel costs, could affect our margins to the extent the increases cannot be passed along to customers, as has occurred in the past; extreme weather conditions have delayed or disrupted global product supply chains and have affected our ability to timely receive and ship products, which have and could adversely impact sales; other critical factors affecting the shipping and distribution of products imported to the United States by us or our domestic vendors, such as a global shortage in availability of shipping containers, shipping port congestion, and pandemic related labor shortages, have in the past and could in the future adversely affect the timely availability of products, resulting in delayed or lost sales, as well as adversely affecting our margins; our reliance on common carrier delivery services for shipping inventoried merchandise to customers; our reliance on drop ship deliveries directly to customers by our product vendors for products we do not hold in inventory; our ability to maintain available capacity in our distribution operations for stocked inventory and to enable on time shipment and deliveries, such as by timely implementing additional temporary or permanent distribution resources, whether in the form of additional facilities we operate or by outsourcing certain functions to third-party distribution and logistics partners; we compete with other companies for recruiting, training, integrating and retaining talented and experienced employees, particularly in markets where we and they have central distribution facilities; and this aspect of competition is aggravated by the current tight labor market in the U.S. for such jobs and at a time this market is undergoing competitive changes due to the Coronavirus pandemic; we expect to pursue acquisitions and other strategic transactions that we believe will either expand or complement our business in new or existing markets or further enhance the value and offerings we are able to provide to our existing or future potential customers; the maintenance, repair and operation ("MRO") and industrial equipment industry are consolidating as customers are increasingly aware of the total costs of fulfillment and the need to have consistent sources of supply at multiple locations. This consolidation has and will continue to cause the industry to become more competitive as greater economies of scale are achieved by competitors, or as competitors with new lower cost business models are able to operate with lower prices;risks involved with e-commerce, including possible loss of business and customer dissatisfaction if outages or other computer-related problems should preclude customer access to our products and services; our information systems and other technology platforms supporting our sales, procurement and other operations are critical to our operations and disruptions or delays have occurred and could occur in the future, and if not timely addressed could have a material adverse effect on us; a data security breach due to our e-commerce, data storage or other information systems being hacked by those seeking to steal Company, vendor, employee or customer information, or due to employee error, resulting in disruption to our operations, litigation and/or loss of reputation or business; managing various inventory risks, such as being unable to profitably resell excess or obsolete inventory and/or the loss of product return rights from our vendors; meeting credit card industry compliance standards in order to maintain our ability to accept credit cards; rising interest rates, increased borrowing costs or limited credit availability, could impact both our and our customers' ability to fund purchases and conduct operations in the ordinary course; pending or threatened litigation and investigations, and other government actions, such as anti-dumping, unclaimed property, or trade and customs actions by U.S. or foreign governmental authorities, have occurred in the past and although had no material impact to our business, there can be no assurance that such events would not have such impact on our business and results of operation.

Investor/Media Contacts:

Mike Smargiassi
The Plunkett Group

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations - Unaudited
(In millions, except per share amounts)

Quarter Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
Net sales
Cost of sales
Gross profit
Gross margin
Selling, distribution and administrative expenses
Operating income from continuing operations
Operating margin
Interest and other expense, net
Income from continuing operations before income taxes
Provision for income taxes
Net income from continuing operations
Net (loss) income from discontinued operations
Net income
Net income per common share from continuing operations:
Net (loss) income per common share from discontinued operations:
Net income per common share:
Weighted average common and common equivalent shares:

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets - Unaudited
(In millions)

September 30,December 31,
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents
Accounts receivable, net
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
Total current assets
Property, plant and equipment, net
Operating lease right-of-use assets
Goodwill, intangibles and other assets
Total assets

Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
Short-term debt
Operating lease liabilities
Total current liabilities
Operating lease liabilities
Other liabilities
Shareholders' equity
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows - Unaudited
(In millions)

Nine Months Ended
September 30,
Net income from continuing operations
Adjustments to reconcile net income from continuing operations to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization
Stock-based compensation
Benefit from deferred taxes
Change in working capital
Other, net
Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities from discontinued operations
Net cash provided by operating activities
Purchases of property, plant and equipment
Net cash used in investing activities from continuing operations
Net proceeds of short-term borrowings
Dividends paid
Stock-based compensation share issuances, net
Net cash used in financing activities from continuing operations

SOURCE: Global Industrial Company

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