XPEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: XPEL) is engaged as a leading provider of protective coatings and films primarily for the automotive industry. Shares of the industrial coatings and films company jumped 30.06%, during trading on Monday, November 11, 2019. Over the past three months, XPEL has seen average daily volume of 148,830 shares. However, volume of 918,636 shares or dollar volume of $12.92 million, exchanged hands during trading on Monday.
Shares of XPEL climbed on Monday, after the company reported third quarter 2019 earnings. The company reported revenue of $35.6 million, which represents growth of 21.9% compared to the third quarter 2018. In addition, the Q3 2019 revenue numbers represent the largest quarterly sales results in XPEL’s history. Gross margins expanded to 34.5% compared to 30.3% in Q3 2018. Net income was $4.5 million and earnings per share came in $0.16, compared to $0.08 per share last year. Here is the full press release detailing of the third quarter 2019 earnings results:
XPEL, Inc. Press Release:
SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
XPEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: XPEL), a global provider of protective films and coatings, announced results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2019.
Third Quarter Highlights:
- Revenues increased 21.9% to $35.6 million compared to third quarter 2018, the highest revenue quarter in the history of XPEL; Sequential revenue growth of 18.4% compared to second quarter of 2019
- Gross margin improved to 34.5% compared to 30.3% in third quarter 2018
- Earnings per share of $0.16 compared to $0.08 per share in third quarter 2018
Ryan Pape, President and Chief Executive Officer of XPEL, commented, “We’re pleased to have delivered continued strong growth in the third quarter, with record revenues, improved gross margins and enhanced profitability. We saw continued revenue growth across all of our geographic regions including a return to growth in China, where revenues increased 16.5% in the third quarter. We’re excited by the interest we’re receiving for our portfolio of products and installation services and as we move through the fourth quarter, we believe we are well positioned to drive continued growth and profitability as we close out 2019.”
For the Quarter Ended September 30, 2019:
Revenues. Revenues increased approximately $6.4 million or 22% to $35.6 million as compared to $29.2 million in the prior year.
Gross Margin. Gross margin was 34.5% versus 30.3% in the third quarter of 2018. The increase was related to an improved sales mix, lower product costs and improvements in other cost of goods sold related operating leverage.
Expenses. Selling, general and administrative expenses increased to $6.6 million but declined as a percentage of sales to 18.5% as compared to $5.9 million or 20.1% of sales in the prior year period. This increase was due mainly to increases in personnel, occupancy, information technology and research and development costs to support the ongoing growth of the business.
Net income. Net income increased to $4.5 million, or $0.16 per basic and diluted share versus net income of $2.2 million, or $0.08 per basic and diluted share in the third quarter of 2018.
EBITDA. EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization) increased to $6.0 million, or 16.8% of sales, as compared to $3.3 million in the prior year1.
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019:
Revenues. Revenues increased approximately $7.3 million or 8.8% to $90.4 million as compared to $83.1 million in the first nine months of the prior year.
Gross Margin. Gross margin was 34.3% versus 30.1% in the first nine months of 2018.
Expenses. Selling, general and administrative expenses increased to $18.9 million or 20.9% of sales as compared to $15.8 million or 19.0% of sales in the prior year period.
Net income. Net income increased to $9.4 million, or $0.34 per basic and diluted share versus net income of $6.8 million, or $0.25 per basic and diluted share for the first nine months of 2018.
EBITDA. EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization) increased to $13.2 million, or 14.6% of sales, as compared to $10.1 million in the prior year2.
Conference Call Information
The Company will host a conference call and webcast today, Monday, November 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the Company’s results for the third quarter of 2019.
To access the live webcast, please visit the XPEL, Inc. website at www.xpel.com/investor.
To participate in the call by phone, dial (877) 407-8033 approximately five minutes prior to the scheduled start time. International callers please dial (201) 689-8033.
A replay of the teleconference will be available until December 11, 2019 and may be accessed by dialing (877) 481-4010. International callers may dial (919) 882-2331. Callers should use conference ID: 55922.
About XPEL, Inc.
XPEL is a leading provider of protective films and coatings, including automotive paint protection film, surface protection film, automotive and commercial/residential window films, and ceramic coatings. With a global footprint, a network of trained installers and proprietary DAP software, XPEL is dedicated to exceeding customer expectations by providing high-quality products, leading customer service, expert technical support and world-class training. XPEL, Inc. is publicly traded on Nasdaq under the symbol “XPEL”.
Safe harbor statement
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Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measure
EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) plus interest expense, net, plus income tax expense plus depreciation expense and amortization expense. EBITDA should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. It is not a measurement of our financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to revenue or net income, as applicable, or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other businesses. EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our operating results as reported under GAAP.
EBITDA does not reflect the impact of certain cash charges resulting from matters we consider not to be indicative of ongoing operations and other companies in our industry may calculate EBITDA differently than we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.