McGrath RentCorp Announces Results for First Quarter 2022
McGrath RentCorp (the “Company”), a diversified business-to-business rental company, today announced total revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 of $145.4 million, an increase of 20%, compared to the first quarter of 2021. The Company reported net income of $18.8 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2022, compared to net income of $17.4 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2021.
First Quarter 2022 Company Highlights
- Rental revenues increased 21% year-over-year to $104.2 million.
- Total revenues increased 20% year-over-year to $145.4 million.
- Adjusted EBITDA increased 15% to $56.7 million.
- Dividend rate increased 5% year-over-year to $0.455 per share for the first quarter of 2022. On an annualized basis, this dividend represents a 2.1% yield on the April 27, 2022 close price of $84.88 per share.
Joe Hanna, President and CEO of McGrath RentCorp, made the following comments regarding these results and future expectations:
“We were pleased with our first quarter results. The improved end market conditions we experienced at the start of the year continued through the first quarter and enabled us to deliver a 21% increase in companywide rental revenues, compared to the prior year. Modular rental revenues grew 32%, with approximately two-thirds of the growth attributable to our Design Space, Kitchens To Go and Titan Storage Container acquisitions. Excluding the acquisitions, the modular segment rental revenues grew by a healthy 11%. Rental revenues at TRS-RenTelco and Adler Tanks grew 5% and 17%, respectively.
Our modular business saw broad based strength across our commercial, education and portable storage customer bases. With stronger demand conditions than a year ago we have been spending robustly to prepare modular equipment for rent, and we have front loaded some of our new equipment capital spending. All of this indicates our improving confidence in rental opportunities for the year.
TRS-RenTelco and Adler Tanks also had a good start to the year. TRS-RenTelco saw growth in both communications and general purpose rentals during the first quarter, and experienced improving demand over the course of the quarter. Adler Tanks continued to experience broad-based demand improvement across its regions and vertical markets, compared to a year ago.
I am encouraged by the stronger business momentum we are seeing across the business. We are focused on effective execution to make the most of these improved market conditions.”
All comparisons presented below are for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 to the quarter ended March 31, 2021 unless otherwise indicated.
For the first quarter of 2022, the Company’s Mobile Modular division reported income from operations of $18.4 million, an increase of $2.8 million, or 18%, with Adjusted EBITDA increasing $6.5 million, or 27%, to $30.4 million. Rental revenues increased 32% to $61.5 million, depreciation expense increased 35% to $7.8 million and other direct costs increased 57% to $20.2 million, which resulted in an increase in gross profit on rental revenues of 20% to $33.5 million. The rental revenue increase reflects the 2021 Design Space, Kitchens To Go, and Titan Storage Containers customers that contributed approximately two-thirds of the increase. Rental related services revenues increased 31% to $18.4 million, primarily attributable to higher delivery and pick up activities, and higher site related and other services performed during the lease with associated gross profit increasing 30% to $5.2 million. Sales revenues increased 36% to $10.4 million, from both higher new and used equipment sales. Gross margin on sales was 39% compared to 35% in 2021, resulting in a 51% increase in gross profit on sales revenues to $4.0 million. Selling and administrative expenses increased 28% to $24.7 million, primarily due to increased employee salaries and benefit costs totaling $2.8 million reflecting the addition of Design Space and Kitchens To Go employees, $1.4 million higher amortization of intangible assets associated with the Design Space and Kitchens To Go acquisitions and $1.6 million higher allocated corporate expenses.
For the first quarter of 2022, the Company’s TRS-RenTelco division reported income from operations of $8.1 million, a decrease of $0.4 million, or 4%, with Adjusted EBITDA increasing $0.3 million, or 1%, to $20.7 million. Rental revenues increased 5% to $28.5 million, depreciation expense increased 6% to $12.0 million and other direct costs increased 3% to $4.7 million, which resulted in a 4% increase in gross profit on rental revenues to $11.8 million. The rental revenue increase was the result of higher average equipment on rent and higher average monthly rental rates compared to the prior year. Sales revenues decreased 24% to $3.9 million and gross profit on sales revenues decreased 15% to $2.4 million. Selling and administrative expenses increased 5% to $6.6 million, primarily due to higher marketing and administrative expenses.
For the first quarter of 2022, the Company’s Adler Tanks division reported income from operations of $1.9 million, an increase of $1.2 million, with Adjusted EBITDA increasing $1.0 million, or 18%, to $6.7 million. Rental revenues increased 17% to $14.2 million, depreciation expense was comparable to the prior year and other direct costs increased 29% to $3.0 million, which resulted in an increased gross profit on rental revenues of 25%, to $7.2 million. The rental revenue increase was broad based across regions and vertical markets served. Rental related services revenues increased 8% to $5.3 million, with gross profit on rental related services decreasing 10%, to $0.9 million. Selling and administrative expenses increased 4% to $6.5 million primarily due to higher allocated corporate expenses.
Based upon the Company’s year-to-date results and current outlook for the remainder of the year, the Company confirms its financial outlook. For the full-year 2022, the Company expects:
- Total revenue: $675 million to $705 million
- Adjusted EBITDA: $260 million to $275 million
- Gross rental equipment capital expenditures: $117 million to $127 million
You can view the entire press release here.
Conference Call Note
As previously announced in its press release of March 29, 2022, McGrath RentCorp will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time) on April 28, 2022 to discuss the first quarter 2022 results. To participate in the teleconference, dial 1-844-707-0666 (in the U.S.), or 1-703-639-1220 (outside the U.S.), or to listen only, access the simultaneous webcast at the investor relations section of the Company’s website at https://investors.mgrc.com/. A replay will be available for 7 days following the call by dialing 1-855-859-2056 (in the U.S.), or 1-404-537-3406 (outside the U.S.). The pass code for the conference call replay is 2173168. In addition, a live audio webcast and replay of the call may be found in the investor relations section of the Company’s website at https://investors.mgrc.com/events-and-presentations.
About McGrath RentCorp.
Founded in 1979, McGrath RentCorp (Nasdaq: MGRC) is a diversified business-to-business rental company providing modular buildings, electronic test equipment, portable storage and tank containment solutions across the United States and other select North American regions. The Company’s rental operations consist of four divisions: Mobile Modular rents and sells modular buildings to fulfill customers’ temporary and permanent classroom and office space needs; TRS-RenTelco rents and sells electronic test equipment; Adler Tank Rentals rents and sells containment solutions for hazardous and nonhazardous liquids and solids; and Mobile Modular Portable Storage provides portable storage rental solutions. For more information on McGrath RentCorp and its operating units, please visit our websites:
Corporate – www.mgrc.com
Modular Buildings – www.mobilemodular.com
Electronic Test Equipment – www.trsrentelco.com
Tanks and Boxes – www.adlertankrentals.com
Portable Storage – www.mobilemodularcontainers.com
School Facilities Manufacturing – www.enviroplex.com
You should read this press release in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s latest Forms 10-K, 10-Q and other SEC filings. You can visit the Company’s web site at www.mgrc.com to access information on McGrath RentCorp, including the latest Forms 10-K, 10-Q and other SEC filings.
Keith E. Pratt – EVP & Chief Financial Officer – (925) 606-9200
Source: McGrath RentCorp.