MRC Global inc. (NYSE:MRC) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition

MRC Global inc. (NYSE:MRC) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition
Item 2.02Results of Operations and Financial Condition

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On August 3, 2017, MRC Global Inc. (“MRC Global” or the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three and six months endedJune 30, 2017. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed to be "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 7.01Regulation FD Disclosure.

MRC Global expects the following with respect to the operations and performance of the Company for the 2017 fiscal year:

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The Company expects 2017 revenue to be 18-24% higher than 2016.

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The Company expects revenue in the upstream sector to be up 22-30%, revenue in the midstream sector to be up 30-38% and revenue in the downstream sector to be up 2-6%, in each case, for the full year 2017 as compared to 2016.

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In each case, for the full year 2017 as compared to 2016, the Company expects revenue growth in the U.S. and Canada segments in the low to mid 20% range, and the Company expects mid-single digit percentage growth in the International segment.

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Sequentially, the Company expects third quarter 2017 revenue growth to be in the mid-single digit percentage range from the second quarter of 2017.

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Given MRC Global’s current mix of products and projects, the Company expects a gross profit percentage in the mid 16% range and an Adjusted Gross Profit percentage in the mid 18% range for 2017.Adjusted Gross Profit percentage is a non-GAAP measure that is not necessarily better than gross profit percentage.The Company defines Adjusted Gross Profit as sales, less cost of sales, plus depreciation and amortization, plus amortization of intangibles, and plus or minus the impact of its last-in, first-out (“LIFO”) inventory costing methodology. The Company presents Adjusted Gross Profit because the Company believes it is a useful indicator of the Company’s operating performance without regard to items, such as amortization of intangibles, that can vary substantially from company to company depending upon the nature and extent of acquisitions of which they have been involved. Similarly, the impact of the LIFO inventory costing method can cause results to vary substantially from company to company depending upon whether they elect to utilize LIFO and depending upon which method they may elect. The Company uses Adjusted Gross Profit as a key performance indicator in managing its business. The Company believes that gross profit is the financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles that is most directly comparable to Adjusted Gross Profit.

The following table reconciles Adjusted Gross Profit and Adjusted Gross Profit percentage (non-GAAP measures) to gross profit and gross profit percentage (GAAP measures):

Expected for the Year Ended 2017

Percentage of Expected Revenue*

Gross profit

$ 602

16.4%

Depreciation and amortization

22

0.6%

Amortization of intangibles

45

1.3%

Increase in LIFO reserve

12

0.3%

Adjusted Gross Profit

$681

18.5%

* Percentages are based on the midpoint of revenue guidance provided above. Does not foot dueto rounding.

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The Company expects the 2017 selling, general and administrative expense run-rate to be $131million to $133 million per quarter for the remaining two quarters of 2017. The third quartershould includeincreased enterprise resource planning (“ERP”) system implementation costs.

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The Company expects break even cash flow from operations in 2017.

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The Company expects to have an effective tax rate of 35% for the full year of 2017.

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The Company expects its total capital expenditures for 2017 to be approximately $45million.

The above information, as well as information contained in Exhibit 99.1 referenced under Item 9.01 below, contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act.Words such as “will,” “expect,” “expects,” “expected”, “looking forward”, “guidance” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

Statements about the company’s business, including its strategy, the impact of changes in oil prices and customer spending, its industry, the company’s future profitability, the company’s guidance on its sales, Adjusted EBITDA, gross profit, gross profit percentage, Adjusted Gross Profit and Adjusted Gross Profit percentage, tax rate, capital expenditures and cash from operations, growth in the company’s various markets and the company’s expectations, beliefs, plans, strategies, objectives, prospects and assumptions are not guarantees of future performance.These statements are based on management’s expectations that involve a number of business risks and uncertainties, any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements.These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control, including the factors described in the company’s SEC filings that may cause our actual results and performance to be materially different from any future results or performance expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

These risks and uncertainties include (among others) decreases in oil and natural gas prices; decreases in oil and natural gas industry expenditure levels, which may result from decreased oil and natural gas prices or other factors; increased usage of alternative fuels, which may negatively affect oil and natural gas industry expenditure levels; U.S. and international general economic conditions; the company’s ability to compete successfully with other companies in MRC Global’s industry; the risk that manufacturers of the products the company distributes will sell a substantial amount of goods directly to end users in the industry sectors the company serves; unexpected supply shortages; cost increases by the company’s suppliers; the company’s lack of long-term contracts with most of its suppliers; suppliers’ price reductions of products that the company sells, which could cause the value of the company’s inventory to decline; decreases in steel prices, which could significantly lower MRC Global’s profit; increases in steel prices, which the company may be unable to pass along to its customers which could significantly lower its profit; the company’s lack of long-term contracts with many of its customers and the company’s lack of contracts with customers that require minimum purchase volumes; changes in the company’s customer and product

mix; risks related to the company’s customers’ creditworthiness; the success of the company’s acquisition strategies; the potential adverse effects associated with integrating acquisitions into the company’s business and whether these acquisitions will yield their intended benefits; the company’s significant indebtedness; the dependence on the company’s subsidiaries for cash to meet its debt obligations; changes in the company’s credit profile; a decline in demand for certain of the products the company distributes if import restrictions on these products are lifted; environmental, health and safety laws and regulations and the interpretation or implementation thereof; the sufficiency of the company’s insurance policies to cover losses, including liabilities arising from litigation; product liability claims against the company; pending or future asbestos-related claims against the company; the potential loss of key personnel; interruption in the proper functioning of the company’s information systems and the occurrence of cyber security incidents; loss of third-party transportation providers; potential inability to obtain necessary capital; risks related to adverse weather events or natural disasters; impairment of our goodwill or other intangible assets; adverse changes in political or economic conditions in the countries in which the company operates; exposure to U.S. and international laws and regulations, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the U.K. Bribery Act and other economic sanction programs; risks associated with international stability and geopolitical developments; risks relating to ongoing evaluations of internal controls required by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; the impact on us of changes in generally accepted accounting principles or tax laws or adverse positions taken by taxing authorities in the countries in which the company operates; and compliance with and changes in laws and regulations in the countries in which we operate; and the impact of U.S. government policies.

For a discussion of key risk factors, please see the risk factors disclosed in the company’s SEC filings, which are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and on the company’s website, www.mrcglobal.com.Our filings and other important information are also available on the Investor Relations page of our website at www.mrcglobal.com.

Undue reliance should not be placed on the company’s forward-looking statements. Although forward-looking statements reflect the company’s good faith beliefs, reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the company’s actual results, performance or achievements or future events to differ materially from anticipated future results, performance or achievements or future events expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise, except to the extent required by law.

The information referenced under Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1 referenced under Item 9.01 below) of this Current Report on Form 8-K is being “furnished” under “Item 7.01.Regulation FD Disclosure” and, as such, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section.The information set forth in this Current Report on Form 8-K (including Exhibit 99.1 referenced under Item 9.01 below) shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement, report or other document filed by MRC Global to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

99.1 Press release of MRC Global Inc. dated August 3, 2017


MRC GLOBAL INC. Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 mrc-20170803xex99_1.htm EX-99.1 Earnings Release Exhibit 99.1 Exhibit 99.1 Exhibit 99.1    E   MRC Global Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results  Sales of $922 million Net income attributable to common stockholders of $0 Adjusted EBITDA of $44 million Houston,…
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About MRC Global inc. (NYSE:MRC)

MRC Global Inc. is an industrial distributor of pipe, valves and fittings (PVF) and related products and services to the energy industry. The Company operates through three segments: the United States of America, Canada and International. It has branches in principal industrial, hydrocarbon producing and refining areas throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australasia, the Middle East and Kazakhstan. Its product types include valves, automation and instrumentation; carbon steel fittings and flanges and stainless steel and alloy pipe and fittings; line pipe, and oil country tubular goods (OCTG). Its valves, automation and instrumentation product offering includes ball, butterfly, gate, check, needle and plug valves, which are manufactured from cast steel, stainless/alloy steel, forged steel, carbon steel or cast and ductile iron. Its carbon steel fittings and flanges include carbon weld fittings, flanges and piping components used to connect piping and valve systems.

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