CAI International
May 05,2020

CAI International, Inc. Reports Results for the First Quarter of 2020

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2020-- CAI International, Inc. (“CAI” or “the Company”) (NYSE: CAI), one of the world’s leading transportation finance and logistics companies, today reported results for the first quarter of 2020.

Summary

  • Container lease revenue for the first quarter of 2020 was $69.1 million, compared to $73.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2019.
  • Logistics revenue for the first quarter of 2020 was $30.1 million, compared to $29.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2019.
  • Rail lease revenue for the first quarter of 2020 was $5.8 million, compared to $5.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2019.
  • Average utilization for CAI’s owned container fleet during the first quarter of 2020 was 98.4% compared to 98.5% for the fourth quarter of 2019.
  • During the first quarter of 2020, CAI incurred a $19.2 million pre-tax impairment charge against the carrying value of its railcar fleet. In April 2020, the Company sold approximately $10 million of railcars at a gain of $0.3 million that will be reported in the second quarter.
  • Net loss attributable to CAI common stockholders for the first quarter of 2020 was $3.5 million, or $0.20 per fully diluted share.
  • Adjusted net income1 attributable to CAI common stockholders for the first quarter of 2020 was $12.0 million, or $0.67 per fully diluted share.
  • The book value per outstanding CAI common share was $33.49 as of March 31, 2020.
  • In April 2020, the Company refinanced $113 million of asset-backed notes which provided additional liquidity of approximately $40 million.
  • The Company has approximately $155 million of liquidity in the form of available cash on hand and ability to draw on its credit facilities without additional collateral being provided.
  • As previously announced on December 16, 2019, CAI has been working with Centerview Partners as its strategic financial advisor to explore and evaluate strategic alternatives for CAI to maximize stockholder value. That review is ongoing. There can be no assurance that a transaction or other action will result, or if a transaction is undertaken, its terms or timing.

Additional information on CAI's results, as well as comments on market trends, is available in a presentation posted today on the "Investors" section of CAI's website, www.capps.com.

Victor Garcia, President and Chief Executive Officer of CAI, commented, “The first quarter began strongly with an expectation of continued economic growth and trade in 2020. However, the outlook changed in March with the outbreak of COVID-19 around the globe and the ensuing global containment efforts. Faced with this new reality, our primary focus has been to ensure the safety of our employees. We quickly transitioned our global workforce to working remotely and they responded to this new challenge without any disruption in our business operations.

“Despite the changing economic outlook during the first quarter, CAI’s operating performance during the quarter was supported by the strong 98.4% utilization of our owned container fleet, compared to 98.5% in the fourth quarter of 2019 and current utilization of 98.1%. The minimal decrease in utilization reflects the long-term nature of our contracts, tight redelivery restrictions and ongoing fleet management, all of which underscore the long-term committed nature of our cash flow.

“For the quarter, CAI reported a net loss of $3.5 million, or $0.20 per fully diluted common share. The loss is primarily attributable to a charge of $19.2 million for the impairment of our railcar fleet. Adjusted net income1, excluding this impairment charge and $1.1 million of costs related to our ongoing strategic review, was $12.0 million, or $0.67 per fully diluted share. The container division continues to perform strongly and we expect that it will continue to report strong utilization and cash flow over the coming quarters. We continue to recover equipment from one of our lessees and recognize income from that lessee as cash is collected. Based on our discussions with the customer, we expect that their restructuring efforts will progress and payments will improve in the second half of the year.

“Due to market conditions, we have decided to terminate the sales process for our rail division. As a result, we will again account for rail as part of our ongoing operations. Our strategy remains focused on improving utilization and returns, while seeking opportunities to reduce our overall investment in rail. We will continue to look for ways to monetize our investment in the assets, with a future exit of the business when the market outlook is more conducive to a sale. As part of valuing the railcar assets at the end of the quarter, we recognized a $19.2 million pre-tax impairment charge, which includes a decision to scrap 420 off-lease, older railcars primarily tied to the energy markets.

“During the first quarter our railcar operating performance remained stable with utilization of 85% during the quarter, compared to 84% in the fourth quarter of 2019. The overall market for railcars is weak due to the current economic downturn, however, we have ongoing inquiries for many of our off-lease rail cars and we have minimal lease expirations during the remainder of 2020, which we expect to provide support for the ongoing cash flows of the business. The credit profile of rail customers is strong and diversified so we do not expect ongoing payment concerns with the portfolio.

“The revenue and gross margin of the logistics segment was strong during the first quarter including during the month of March. In March we experienced a change in the mix of our customer shipments as there was an increase in shipments of goods deemed essential and a drop off in demand for non-essential shipments. We are in the process of making some cost reductions in the segment to bring costs in line with expected revenue. Logistics revenue for the first quarter of 2020 grew to $30.1 million, as compared to $27.7 million in the first quarter of 2019.

“The COVID-19 pandemic and the global reaction to it have created an unprecedented level of uncertainty in the business and increased credit risk with our shipping line customers. Our results for the remainder of the year will be driven by the performance of the container division and the contractual performance of our customers. Despite limited incremental container demand in the second quarter, we expect utilization to remain strong due to the long-term nature of our contracts with our customers and the disciplined management of our off-hire container fleet. Also, we believe that there will be financial support provided to many of our customers, particularly in Asia since many of those customers are already partially government owned and supported. As an example, there have been reports that the Taiwanese and Korean governments are contemplating financial support to their domestic shipping lines.

“Our largest customer credit exposures are with the European shipping carriers and we believe that because of their market share, expansive scope of operations and importance to the global supply chain, they will be able to gain sufficient financial support to manage through the expected contraction in container shipping demand. Through March and April our customers have met their payment terms with us. We believe that we will be able to work collaboratively with our customers over the next few months and that the contractual obligations our customers have to us will be met.

“We believe that we are going through this downturn in a strong position. Although credit risk is elevated, we are comfortable that we have strong contractual commitments on our lease portfolio, strong redelivery provisions in our contracts and a very proactive equipment management focus that will enable us to continue reporting strong cash flow and utilization through the remainder of this year. In the first quarter, we received commitments to lease 80% of our new factory equipment and currently have less than 5,000 TEU of equipment unbooked and available to lease. The combination of practically full utilization and committed lease outs for the vast majority of our factory equipment places us in a competitive position to benefit from what we expect to be an eventual upturn in demand for equipment. Our focus and priorities over the coming months are to maximize our cash flow by maximizing utilization and remaining focused on the credit performance of our customers. We plan on utilizing our free cash flow to repay our debt until there is a more positive demand outlook for trade growth and investment.”

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1 Refer to the “Reconciliation of GAAP Amounts to Non-GAAP Amounts” and “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” set forth below.

CAI International, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share information)
(UNAUDITED)
 

March 31,

December 31,

2020

2019

Assets
Current assets
Cash

$

87,727

 

$

19,870

 

Cash held by variable interest entities

 

21,016

 

 

26,594

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $6,877 and $8,171 at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

 

86,177

 

 

88,452

 

Current portion of net investment in finance leases

 

75,730

 

 

71,274

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

9,638

 

 

10,228

 

Total current assets

 

280,288

 

 

216,418

 

Restricted cash

 

25,799

 

 

26,775

 

Rental equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $640,118 and $620,990 at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

 

2,035,342

 

 

2,102,839

 

Net investment in finance leases

 

479,276

 

 

496,094

 

Financing receivable

 

29,739

 

 

30,693

 

Goodwill

 

15,794

 

 

15,794

 

Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $5,624 and $5,221 at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

 

3,720

 

 

4,123

 

Other non-current assets

 

8,520

 

 

9,029

 

Total assets

$

2,878,478

 

$

2,901,765

 

 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable

$

8,928

 

$

7,291

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

26,180

 

 

30,479

 

Unearned revenue

 

6,478

 

 

6,405

 

Current portion of debt

 

216,519

 

 

218,094

 

Rental equipment payable

 

4,596

 

 

25,137

 

Total current liabilities

 

262,701

 

 

287,406

 

Debt

 

1,888,634

 

 

1,880,122

 

Deferred income tax liability

 

31,872

 

 

35,376

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

5,124

 

 

5,621

 

Total liabilities

 

2,188,331

 

 

2,208,525

 

 
Stockholders' equity
Preferred stock, par value $.0001 per share; authorized 10,000,000
8.50% Series A fixed-to-floating rate cumulative redeemable perpetual preferred stock, issued and outstanding 2,199,610 shares, at liquidation preference

 

54,990

 

 

54,990

 

8.50% Series B fixed-to-floating rate cumulative redeemable perpetual preferred stock, issued and outstanding 1,955,000 shares, at liquidation preference

 

48,875

 

 

48,875

 

Common stock: par value $.0001 per share; authorized 84,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 17,506,453 and 17,479,127 shares at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

 

2

 

 

2

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

103,290

 

 

102,709

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(6,767

)

 

(6,630

)

Retained earnings

 

489,757

 

 

493,294

 

Total stockholders' equity

 

690,147

 

 

693,240

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

2,878,478

 

$

2,901,765

 

CAI International, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
(UNAUDITED)
 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2020

2019

Revenue
Container lease revenue

$ 69,113

 

$ 75,511

 

Rail lease revenue

5,803

 

7,881

 

Logistics revenue

30,106

 

27,716

 

Total revenue

105,022

 

111,108

 

 
Operating expenses
Depreciation of rental equipment

27,048

 

31,784

 

Impairment of rental equipment

19,167

 

-

 

Storage, handling and other expenses

5,748

 

5,120

 

Logistics transportation costs

26,815

 

24,519

 

Gain on sale of rental equipment

(1,614

)

(8,832

)

Administrative expenses

11,826

 

14,396

 

Total operating expenses

88,990

 

66,987

 

 
Operating income

16,032

 

44,121

 

 
Other expenses
Net interest expense

20,376

 

23,850

 

Other expense

246

 

38

 

Total other expenses

20,622

 

23,888

 

 
(Loss) income before income taxes

(4,590

)

20,233

 

Income tax (benefit) expense

(3,260

)

1,659

 

 
Net (loss) income

(1,330

)

18,574

 

Preferred stock dividends

2,207

 

2,207

 

Net (loss) income attributable to CAI common stockholders

$ (3,537

)

$ 16,367

 

 
 
Net (loss) income per share attributable to CAI common stockholders
Basic

$ (0.20

)

$ 0.88

 

Diluted

$ (0.20

)

$ 0.87

 

 
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding
Basic

17,433

 

18,555

 

Diluted

17,433

 

18,870

 

CAI International, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands, except per share data)
(UNAUDITED)
 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2020

2019

Cash flows from operating activities
Net (loss) income

$ (1,330

)

$ 18,574

 

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation

27,314

 

31,839

 

Impairment of rental equipment

19,167

 

-

 

Amortization of debt issuance costs

988

 

1,202

 

Amortization of intangible assets

403

 

403

 

Stock-based compensation expense

874

 

839

 

Unrealized loss on foreign exchange

220

 

26

 

Gain on sale of rental equipment

(1,614

)

(8,832

)

Deferred income taxes

(3,504

)

630

 

Bad debt (recovery) expense

(1,076

)

738

 

Changes in other operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable

4,409

 

1,158

 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

830

 

(1,132

)

Net investment in finance leases

17,113

 

16,442

 

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

(3,231

)

(5,520

)

Unearned revenue

(438

)

(2,038

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

60,125

 

54,329

 

Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of rental equipment

(27,500

)

(141,212

)

Proceeds from sale of rental equipment

24,576

 

180,331

 

Purchase of furniture, fixtures and equipment

(310

)

(50

)

Receipt of principal payments from financing receivable

325

 

-

 

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

(2,909

)

39,069

 

Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from debt

110,000

 

306,582

 

Principal payments on debt

(103,742

)

(382,847

)

Debt issuance costs

-

 

(419

)

Repurchase of common stock

-

 

(13,946

)

Dividends paid to preferred stockholders

(2,207

)

(2,207

)

Exercise of stock options

113

 

107

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

4,164

 

(92,730

)

Effect on cash of foreign currency translation

(77

)

238

 

Net increase in cash

61,303

 

906

 

Cash and restricted cash at beginning of the period

73,239

 

75,983

 

Cash and restricted cash at end of the period

$ 134,542

 

$ 76,889

 

CAI International, Inc.
Fleet Data
(UNAUDITED)
 

As of March 31,

2020

2019

 
Owned container fleet in TEUs

1,590,880

1,522,907

Managed container fleet in TEUs

66,721

72,363

Total container fleet in TEUs

1,657,601

1,595,270

 
Owned container fleet in CEUs

1,622,354

1,551,465

Managed container fleet in CEUs

82,705

65,872

Total container fleet in CEUs

1,705,059

1,617,337

 
Owned railcar fleet in units

5,459

5,609

 
 
 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2020

2019

Average Utilization
Container fleet utilization in CEUs

98.2%

98.9%

Owned container fleet utilization in CEUs

98.4%

98.9%

Railcar fleet utilization in units - excluding new units not yet leased

85.1%

90.2%

Railcar fleet utilization in units - including new units not yet leased

82.1%

86.7%

 

As of March 31,

2020

2019

Period Ending Utilization
Container fleet utilization in CEUs

98.2%

98.8%

Owned container fleet utilization in CEUs

98.3%

98.8%

Railcar fleet utilization in units - excluding new units not yet leased

91.3%

87.5%

Railcar fleet utilization in units - including new units not yet leased

88.3%

83.3%

Utilization of containers is computed by dividing the total units on lease in CEUs (cost equivalent units), by the total units in our fleet in CEUs.
The total container fleet excludes new units not yet leased and off-hire units designated for sale.
Utilization of railcars is computed by dividing the total number of railcars on lease by the total number of railcars in our fleet.
The impact on utilization of including new units not yet leased in the total railcar fleet has been included in the table above.
 
CEU is a ratio used to convert the actual number of containers in our fleet to a figure based on the relative purchase prices of our
various equipment types to that of a standard 20 foot dry van container.  For example, the CEU ratio for a standard 40 foot dry van
container is 1.6, and a 40 foot high cube container is 1.7.
CAI International, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP Amounts to Non-GAAP Amounts
(In thousands, except per share data)
(UNAUDITED)
 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2020

2019

 
Net (loss) income attributable to CAI common stockholders

$ (3,537

)

$ 16,367

Impairment of rental equipment

19,167

 

-

Costs associated with strategic review

1,114

 

-

Tax effect of impairment and strategic review costs

(4,794

)

-

Adjusted net income attributable to CAI common stockholders

$ 11,950

 

$ 16,367

 
Diluted net (loss) income per share attributable to CAI common stockholders

$ (0.20

)

$ 0.87

 
Diluted adjusted net income per share attributable to CAI common stockholders

$ 0.67

 

$ 0.87

 
Weighted average number of common shares (in thousands) used to calculate:
Diluted net (loss) income per share attributable to CAI common stockholders

17,433

 

18,870

Diluted adjusted net income per share attributable to CAI common stockholders

17,715

 

18,870

Conference Call

A conference call to discuss the financial results for the first quarter of 2020 will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The dial-in number for the teleconference is 1-888-398-8098; outside of the U.S., call 1-707-287-9363. The call may be accessed live over the internet (listen only) under the “Investors” section of CAI’s website, www.capps.com, by selecting “Q1 2020 Earnings Conference Call.” A webcast replay will be available for 30 days on the “Investors” section of our website.

Earnings Presentation

A presentation summarizing our first quarter 2020 results is available on the “Investors” section of our website, www.capps.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures, and includes net income and earnings per share adjusted to reflect the impact of an impairment charge and costs associated with our strategic review, and related tax effects. These measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. We believe the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to management and investors regarding various financial and business trends relating to our financial condition and results of operations, and that when GAAP financial measures are viewed in conjunction with non-GAAP financial measures, investors are provided with a more meaningful understanding of our ongoing operating performance. Non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP financial measures. To the extent this release contains historical non-GAAP financial measures, we have also provided a reconciliation to the corresponding GAAP financial measures for comparative purposes.

About CAI International, Inc.

CAI is one of the world’s leading transportation finance and logistics companies. As of March 31, 2020, CAI operated a worldwide fleet of approximately 1.7 million CEUs of containers, and owned a fleet of 5,459 railcars that it leases within North America. CAI operates through 22 offices located in 12 countries including the United States.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and the future performance of CAI, including but not limited to: management’s business outlook on the container leasing business, management's outlook for growth of CAI’s leasing investments and CAI’s ongoing exploration of its strategic alternatives. These statements and others herein are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results of operations and other performance measures to differ materially from current expectations including, but not limited to: utilization rates, expected economic conditions, expected growth of international trade, availability of credit on commercially favorable terms or at all, customer demand, container investment levels, container prices, lease rates, increased competition, volatility in exchange rates, growth in world trade and world container trade, the ability of CAI to convert letters of intent with its customers to binding contracts, potential to sell CAI’s securities to the public and others.

CAI refers you to the documents that it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. These documents contain additional important factors that could cause actual results to differ from current expectations and from forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Furthermore, CAI is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter any of the forward-looking statements contained in this press release whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by law.

Tim Page, Chief Financial Officer
(415) 788-0100
tpage@capps.com

Source: CAI International, Inc.

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