The ODP Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2020 Results

The ODP Corporation (“ODP,” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading provider of business services, products and digital workplace technology solutions through an integrated B2B distribution platform, announced results for the second quarter ended June 27, 2020.

Second Quarter 2020 Summary(1)
*Total Reported Sales of $2.2 Billion, down 17% versus last year, reflecting ongoing impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the business environment.
*GAAP operating loss includes charges of $466 million, including $401 million of non-cash asset impairment charges related to goodwill and intangibles, which led to a GAAP operating loss of $456 million and a net loss of $439 million, or $(8.19) per share.
*Adjusted operating income of $10 million and adjusted EBITDA of $59 million.
*Adjusted net loss of $4 million, or adjusted loss per share of $(0.07).
*Prudent cash management resulted in operating cash flow of $(8) million and adjusted free cash flow of $(7) million, versus $(58) and $(48) million, respectively in prior year.
*$1.5 Billion of Total Available Liquidity Including $762 Million in Cash.

“I’m extremely proud of how our organization has risen to the challenge of helping keep our employees safe, leveraging our supply chain and service delivery for the marketplace, and giving back to our communities in a time of need. I want to recognize and thank our colleagues around the country who have shown their dedication, courage, and agility in these efforts,” said Gerry Smith, chief executive officer of The ODP Corporation. “Our diversified channel offering positioned us to meet the needs of business customers and consumers alike, while our value proposition continued to expand, launching new product categories such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), quickly satisfying the needs of customers and driving additional growth in our adjacency categories. We prudently managed cash and maintained our strong balance sheet with $1.5 billion in liquidity, providing a solid foundation to navigate the challenges, while continuing to pursue future growth opportunities,” he added.

“We continued to make progress on our strategy to position our B2B platform to drive growth, strengthening our foundation and positioning ODP for future success. We completed our holding company reorganization and initiated our “Maximize B2B” restructuring plan, a multiyear plan designed to accelerate our B2B platform, reduce reliance on retail, generate new growth, and achieve cost savings. We significantly strengthened our senior management team, appointing a new chief financial officer and chief technology officer, with both individuals bringing strong B2B backgrounds and expertise to help drive our strategy. While the business environment in North America is still recovering, our strong balance sheet and asset base provides an excellent foundation to navigate the challenges and pursue profitable growth. Through our powerful ecosystem, which includes our global sourcing capabilities, expansive and unique supply chain and distribution network, sales force, and large customer base, we are well positioned to pursue and capture profitable growth in the future,” he added.

Reported (GAAP) Results
Total reported sales for the second quarter of 2020 were $2.2 billion, a decrease of 17% compared to the second quarter of 2019. The decrease in revenue was primarily the result of lower sales in the Business Solutions Division (BSD) and CompuCom Division driven by impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic, combined with lower sales in the Retail Division driven by lower volume and fewer retail stores in service. Product sales in the second quarter were down 15% relative to the prior year period. Service revenue was down 26% in the quarter related to lower comparable sales at CompuCom and sales of service in our BSD and Retail Divisions, all of which were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. On a consolidated basis, service revenue represented approximately 14% of total Company sales in the second quarter of 2020.

The Company reported an operating loss of $456 million in the second quarter of 2020, compared to an operating loss of $15 million in the prior year period. GAAP operating results in the second quarter included $466 million of charges including $401 million of non-cash asset impairment charges, and $65 million in merger and restructuring costs. Asset impairment charges of $401 million in the second quarter of 2020 included $363 million related to impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets at CompuCom and in the Company’s contract business combined, largely related to the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on current businesses conditions. Asset impairment charges also included $25 million related to the impairment of operating lease right-of-use (ROU) assets associated with the Company’s retail store locations, with the remainder primarily relating to the impairment of fixed assets. Merger and restructuring costs of $65 million include $6 million associated with the Business Acceleration Program (“BAP”), $51 million associated with restructuring charges related to the recently announced Maximize B2B Restructuring Plan, and $7 million in merger, acquisition and integration-related expenses. Net loss was $439 million, or $(8.19) per diluted share in the second quarter of 2020, compared to net loss of $24 million, or $(0.43) per diluted share in the second quarter of 2019.
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