Thu, 11 Aug 2022

-Record Sales of $318.5 Million Increases Approximately 17%-
-Operating Income Increases 23.5% to $30.5 Million; Operating Margin of 9.6%-
-Board Declares $0.18 Dividend-

PORT WASHINGTON, NY / ACCESSWIRE / August 2, 2022 / Global Industrial Company (NYSE:GIC) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Global Industrial Company, Tuesday, August 2, 2022, Press release picture
*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 July 2, 2022 and July 3, 2021, respectively, and the second quarters of both 2022 and 2021 each included 13 weeks and the first six months of both 2022 and 2021 included 26 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 64 selling days in the U.S. in each of the second quarters of 2022 and 2021, respectively, and in Canada, there were 62 selling days in the second quarter of 2022 as compared to 63 selling days in the second quarter of 2021. There were 129 selling days in the U.S. and 126 selling days in Canada for the six months ended 2022 and 2021, respectively.

Second Quarter 2022 Financial Summary:

  • Consolidated sales increased 16.8% to $318.5 million compared to $272.6 million last year. Sales increased 16.9% on an average daily sales basis.
  • Consolidated gross margin decreased to 35.5% compared to 36.0% last year.
  • Consolidated operating income from continuing operations increased 23.5% to $30.5 million compared to $24.7 million last year.
  • Net income per diluted share from continuing operations increased 7.3% to $0.59 compared to $0.55 last year.

Six Months 2022 Financial Summary:

  • Consolidated sales increased 15.9% to $607.1 million compared to $523.7 million last year. Sales also increased 15.9% on an average daily sales basis.
  • Consolidated gross margin increased to 36.4% compared to 33.5% last year.
  • Consolidated operating income from continuing operations increased 91.7% to $60.0 million compared to $31.3 million last year.
  • Net income per diluted share from continuing operations increased 65.7% to $1.16 compared to $0.70 last year.

Barry Litwin, Chief Executive Officer, said, 'Second quarter performance reflects the continued implementation of our ACE strategy, and strong execution by the Global Industrial team. Revenue reached a quarterly record of $318 million growing nearly 17%, with solid demand throughout the quarter. Gross margin remains healthy, but pulled back from the record performance in the first quarter of the year, reflecting the impact of freight fuel surcharges, select promotional activities, as well as the flow through of some higher cost inventory. In terms of our bottom-line performance, we delivered improved operating leverage and generated over $30 million in operating income, a 23% increase from the year ago quarter.

'We continue to make progress on key digital innovation, sales, marketing, customer, and logistics initiatives, highlighted by the initial phased rollout of our new e-commerce platform which includes an enhanced user experience for desktop and mobile customers. We believe investments in these areas will strengthen our competitive position, help us drive growth, and allow us to capture additional market share in the highly fragmented industrial distribution marketplace. I'm pleased with the progress we have made this year and excited by the numerous opportunities we have in front of us. We remain well positioned to drive bottom line performance and value for all our stakeholders over the long-term.'

At June 30, 2022, the Company had total working capital of $152.7 million, cash and cash equivalents of $23.5 million, excess availability under its credit facility of approximately $41.3 million and $30.0 million of outstanding debt. Operating cash flow provided by continuing operations in the quarter was $11.9 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 August 15, 2022, payable on August 22, 2022.

Earnings Conference Call Details

Global Industrial Company will host a conference call and question and answer session on its second quarter 2022 results today, August 2, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. A live webcast of the remarks will be available on the Company's website at https://investors.globalindustrial.com in the investor relations section. The webcast will also be archived on https://investors.globalindustrial.com 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
212-739-6729
mike@theplunkettgroup.com

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