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Brink’s to Exclude Retirement Costs from Non-GAAP Earnings

Date : 01/26/2012 @ 8:30AM
Source : Business Wire
Stock : Brinks CO (The) (BCO)
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Brink’s to Exclude Retirement Costs from Non-GAAP Earnings

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The Brink’s Company announced today that its non-GAAP results will exclude retirement expenses related to its former operations and frozen U.S. pension plans. These expenses will continue to be included in the company’s GAAP results.

Joseph W. Dziedzic, vice president and chief financial officer of The Brink’s Company, said: “Our GAAP earnings contain substantial expenses related to frozen retirement plans and retirement plans from former operations. Excluding these expenses from non-GAAP results will help investors assess the performance of our ongoing operations more accurately. The valuation impact of our legacy liabilities and related cash outflows can now be assessed on a basis that is separate and distinct from ongoing operations.”

The company’s quarterly non-GAAP results for 2011 and 2010 have been adjusted to reflect the exclusion of retirement expenses. This adjustment adds $13 million (27 cents per share) to non-GAAP earnings for the first nine months of 2011 and $14 million (28 cents per share) to full-year 2010 earnings. GAAP results for these periods remain unchanged. A reconciliation to GAAP results for these periods is provided in the attached pages.

In the first nine months of 2011, approximately $19 million of U.S. retirement plan expenses (including UMWA retirement plan and Black Lung expenses) were reported in GAAP results as non-segment expense and approximately $2 million of additional expenses were included in North American segment results.

On December 31, 2011, the total underfunding related to U.S. pension plans and obligations related to former coal operations (UMWA, Black Lung and other) was $628 million versus $418 million at the end of 2010. From 2012 through 2016, the combined contributions to these plans are expected to be $39 million in 2012, $47 million in 2013, $57 million in 2014, $52 million in 2015 and $47 million in 2016. There are no cash outflows to the UMWA plan expected until 2023.

About The Brink’s Company

The Brink’s Company (NYSE:BCO) is the world’s premier provider of secure transportation and cash management services. For more information, please visit The Brink’s Company website at www.Brinks.com or call 804-289-9709.

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Non-GAAP Results

Non-GAAP results described in this release are financial measures that are not required by, or presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). The purpose of the non-GAAP results is to report financial information without certain income and expense items and adjust the quarterly non-GAAP tax rates so that the non-GAAP tax rate in each of the quarters is equal to the full-year non-GAAP tax rate. For 2011, a forecasted full-year tax rate is used. The full year non-GAAP tax rate in both years excludes certain pretax and tax income and expense amounts. The non-GAAP information provides information to assist comparability and estimates of future performance. Brink’s believes these measures are helpful in assessing operations and estimating future results and enable period-to-period comparability of financial performance. In addition, Brink’s believes the measures will help investors assess the ongoing operation and our legacy liabilities more accurately. Non-GAAP results should not be considered as an alternative to revenue, income or earnings per share amounts determined in accordance with GAAP and should be read in conjunction with their GAAP counterparts.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking information about the exclusion of certain retirement costs from the company’s Non-GAAP results and the impact of these costs on the company. Words such as "anticipates," "estimates," "expects," "projects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "may," "should" and similar expressions may identify forward-looking information. The forward-looking information in this release is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and contingencies, which could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those that are anticipated. Additional discussion of factors that could affect future results is contained in the company’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking information should be evaluated in the context of these risks, uncertainties and contingencies. The information included in this release is representative only as of the date of this release, and the company undertakes no obligation to update any information contained in this release.

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The Brink’s Company and subsidiaries (Unaudited)

U.S. Retirement Plans

(in millions)

       

Underfunded Status

As of Year-End   2011   2010   U.S. pension plans $ 305 192 UMWA plans 262 164 Black lung and other plans   61 62

Total

$

628

418

   

The change in underfunding from 2010 to 2011 is driven primarily by a reduction in the discount rate from 5.3% to 4.6% for the primary U.S. pension plan and 5.3% to 4.4% for UMWA plans.

     

Payments from Brink’s to U.S. Plans

    Actual   Projected     2011 2012   2013   2014   2015   2016   U.S. pension plans $ - 31.5 41.5 51.1 47.0 42.4 UMWA plans - - - - - - Black lung and other plans (a)   7.0 7.1 5.8 5.5 5.2 4.9 Total $ 7.0 38.6 47.3 56.6 52.2 47.3

(a) These plans are not funded.

  The amounts in the tables above are based on a variety of estimates, including actuarial assumptions as of December 31, 2011. The estimated amounts will change in the future to reflect payments made, investment returns, actuarial revaluations, and other changes in estimates. Actual amounts could differ materially from the estimated amounts.  

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  The Brink’s Company and subsidiaries Non-GAAP Results - Reconciled to Amounts Reported Under GAAP (Unaudited)

(In millions, except for per share amounts)

       

GAAPBasis

 

Gains onAcquisitions andAssetDispositions (a)

 

BelgiumSettlementCharge (b)

 

MexicoEmployeeBenefitSettlementLosses (c)

 

U.S.RetirementPlans (d)

 

U.S.ValuationAllowanceRelease (e)

 

AdjustIncome TaxRate (f)

 

Non-GAAPBasis

              First Quarter 2011 Operating profit: International $ 45.2 - - - - - - 45.2 North America   6.8 - - - 0.7 - - 7.5 Segment operating profit 52.0 - - - 0.7 - - 52.7 Non-segment   (15.0) (0.4) - - 6.2 - - (9.2) Operating profit $ 37.0 (0.4) - - 6.9 - - 43.5   Amounts attributable to Brink’s: Income from continuing operations $ 18.9 (3.1) - - 4.4 - (0.9) 19.3 Diluted EPS – continuing operations   0.39   (0.06)   -   -   0.09   -   (0.02)   0.40   Second Quarter 2011 Operating profit: International $ 26.2 - 10.1 1.0 - - - 37.3 North America   10.4 - - - 0.8 - - 11.2 Segment operating profit 36.6 - 10.1 1.0 0.8 - - 48.5 Non-segment   (16.2) - - - 6.2 - - (10.0) Operating profit $ 20.4 - 10.1 1.0 7.0 - - 38.5   Amounts attributable to Brink’s: Income from continuing operations $ 5.3 - 6.3 0.7 4.4 - 0.6 17.3 Diluted EPS – continuing operations   0.11   -   0.13   0.01   0.09   -   0.01   0.36   Third Quarter 2011 Operating profit: International $ 61.4 - - 0.7 - - - 62.1 North America   8.7 - - - 0.8 - - 9.5 Segment operating profit 70.1 - - 0.7 0.8 - - 71.6 Non-segment   (7.6) (9.3) - - 6.2 - - (10.7) Operating profit $ 62.5 (9.3) - 0.7 7.0 - - 60.9   Amounts attributable to Brink’s: Income from continuing operations $ 31.5 (6.6) - 0.5 4.4 (4.4) 3.9 29.3 Diluted EPS – continuing operations   0.66   (0.14)   -   0.01   0.09   (0.09)   0.08   0.61

Amounts may not add due to rounding.

See page 5 for notes.

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                  The Brink’s Company and subsidiaries

Non-GAAP Results - Reconciled to Amounts Reported Under GAAP (Unaudited) (Continued)

(In millions, except for per share amounts)

  Mexico Gains on Employee U.S. Adjust Acquisitions and Belgium Benefit U.S. Valuation Income Non- GAAP Asset Settlement Settlement Retirement Allowance Tax Rate GAAP     Basis   Dispositions (a)   Charge (b)   Losses (c)     Plans (d)   Release (e)   (f)   Basis   Nine Months 2011 Operating profit: International $ 132.8 - 10.1 1.7 - - - 144.6 North America   25.9   -   - - 2.3 -   - 28.2   Segment operating profit 158.7 - 10.1 1.7 2.3 - - 172.8 Non-segment   (38.8 ) (9.7 ) - - 18.6 -   - (29.9 ) Operating profit $ 119.9 (9.7 ) 10.1 1.7 20.9 - - 142.9   Amounts attributable to Brink’s: Income from continuing operations $ 55.7 (9.7 ) 6.3 1.2 13.2 (4.4 ) 3.6 65.9 Diluted EPS – continuing operations     1.16     (0.20 )   0.13   0.02     0.27   (0.09 )   0.07   1.37  

Amounts may not add due to rounding.

(a)

 

To eliminate gain recognized on the sale of the U.S. document destruction business, gains on available-for-sale equity and debt securities, gains related to acquisition of controlling interest in subsidiaries that were previously accounted for as equity or cost method investments, and gains on sales of former operating assets, as follows:

  First-Quarter 2011   Third-Quarter 2011   Nine Months 2011 Operating   Operating   Operating   Profit EPS Profit EPS Profit EPS Sale of U.S. Document Destruction business $ -

 

- (6.7 ) (0.09 ) (6.7 ) (0.09 ) Gains on available-for-sale equity and debt securities - (0.05 ) - - - (0.05 ) Acquisition of controlling interests (0.4 ) (0.01 ) (2.1 ) (0.04 ) (2.5 ) (0.05 ) Sale of former operating assets   -   -   (0.5 ) (0.01 ) (0.5 ) (0.01 ) $ (0.4 ) (0.06 ) (9.3 ) (0.14 ) (9.7 ) (0.20 )

(b)

  To eliminate settlement charge related to exit of Belgium cash-in-transit business.

(c)

To eliminate employee benefit settlement loss related to Mexico. Portions of Brink’s Mexican subsidiaries’ accrued employee termination benefit were paid in the second and third quarters of 2011. The employee termination benefit is accounted for under FASB ASC Topic 715, Compensation – Retirement Benefits. Accordingly, the severance payments resulted in settlement losses.

(d)

To eliminate expenses related to U.S. retirement liabilities.

(e)

To eliminate the positive impact of a valuation allowance release in the United States.

(f)

To adjust effective income tax rate to be equal to the estimated full-year non-GAAP effective income tax rate. The mid-point of the range of the estimated non-GAAP effective tax rate is 37.5% for the full-year 2011.  

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  The Brink’s Company and subsidiaries Non-GAAP Results - Reconciled to Amounts Reported Under GAAP (Unaudited) (Continued)

(In millions, except for per share amounts)

                               

GAAPBasis

 

RemeasureVenezuelanNetMonetaryAssets (a)

 

Royalty(b)

 

ExitBelgiumCITBusiness(c)

 

MexicoAcquisition(d)

 

Non-SegmentAssetSales (e)

 

U.S.RetirementPlans (f)

 

U.S.HealthcareLegislationTax Charge(g)

 

AdjustIncomeTaxRate (h)

 

Non-GAAPBasis

  First Quarter 2010 Operating profit: International $ 24.5 4.9 - - - - - - - 29.4 North America   10.4   -   -   - - - (0.3 ) - -   10.1   Segment operating profit 34.9 4.9 - - - - (0.3 ) - - 39.5 Non-segment   (11.1 ) -   (1.8 ) - - - 4.9   - -   (8.0 ) Operating profit $ 23.8 4.9 (1.8 ) - - - 4.6 - - 31.5   Amounts attributable to Brink’s: Income from continuing operations $ (4.8 ) 3.0 (1.1 ) - - - 2.9 13.7 0.6 14.3 Diluted EPS – continuing operations   (0.10 )   0.06     (0.02 )   -   -   -   0.06     0.28   0.01     0.29     Second Quarter 2010 Operating profit: International $ 33.8 (1.7 ) - - - - - - - 32.1 North America   10.3   -   -   - - - (0.1 ) - -   10.2   Segment operating profit 44.1 (1.7 ) - - - - (0.1 ) - - 42.3 Non-segment   (12.6 ) -   (1.9 ) - - - 5.9   - -   (8.6 ) Operating profit $ 31.5 (1.7 ) (1.9 ) - - - 5.8 - - 33.7   Amounts attributable to Brink’s: Income from continuing operations $ 20.7 (1.0 ) (1.2 ) - - - 3.6 - (3.8 ) 18.3 Diluted EPS – continuing operations   0.42     (0.02 )   (0.02 )   -   -   -   0.07     -   (0.08 )   0.37     Third Quarter 2010 Operating profit: International $ 52.6 - - - - - - - - 52.6 North America   5.4   -   -   - - - (0.1 ) - -   5.3   Segment operating profit 58.0 - - - - - (0.1 ) - - 57.9 Non-segment   (13.9 ) -   (1.2 ) - - - 5.9   - -   (9.2 ) Operating profit $ 44.1 - (1.2 ) - - - 5.8 - - 48.7   Amounts attributable to Brink’s: Income from continuing operations $ 21.7 - (0.7 ) - - - 3.6 - 0.9 25.5 Diluted EPS – continuing operations   0.45     -     (0.01 )   -   -   -   0.08     -   0.02     0.53  

Amounts may not add due to rounding.

See page 7 for notes.

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  The Brink’s Company and subsidiaries

Non-GAAP Results - Reconciled to Amounts Reported Under GAAP (Unaudited) (Continued)

(In millions, except for per share amounts)

                           

GAAPBasis

 

RemeasureVenezuelanNetMonetaryAssets (a)

 

Royalty(b)

 

ExitBelgiumCITBusiness(c)

 

MexicoAcquisition(d)

 

Non-SegmentAssetSales (e)

 

U.S.RetirementPlans (f)

 

U.S.HealthcareLegislationTax Charge(g)

 

AdjustIncomeTaxRate (h)

 

Non-GAAPBasis

  Fourth Quarter 2010 Operating profit: International $ 53.9 - - 13.4 - - - - - 67.3 North America   18.0   - -   - - -   (0.5 ) - - 17.5  

Segment operating profit

71.9 - - 13.4 - - (0.5 ) - - 84.8 Non-segment   (25.0 ) - -   - 8.6 -   6.0   - - (10.4 ) Operating profit $ 46.9 - - 13.4 8.6 - 5.5 - - 74.4   Amounts attributable to Brink’s: Income from continuing operations $ 19.2 - - 7.8 8.6 (3.0 ) 3.4 - 2.3 38.3 Diluted EPS – continuing operations   0.40     -   -     0.16   0.18   (0.06 )   0.07     -   0.05   0.80     Full Year 2010 Operating profit:   International $ 164.8 3.2 - 13.4 - - - - - 181.4 North America   44.1   - -   - - -   (1.0 ) - - 43.1   Segment operating profit 208.9 3.2 - 13.4 - - (1.0 ) - - 224.5 Non-segment   (62.6 ) - (4.9 ) - 8.6 -   22.7   - - (36.2 ) Operating profit $ 146.3 3.2 (4.9 ) 13.4 8.6 - 21.7 - - 188.3   Amounts attributable to Brink’s: Income from continuing operations $ 56.8 2.0 (3.0 ) 7.8 8.6 (3.0 ) 13.5 13.7 - 96.4 Diluted EPS – continuing operations   1.17     0.04   (0.06 )   0.16   0.18   (0.06 )   0.28     0.29   -   1.99     Amounts may not add due to rounding.   (a) To eliminate remeasurement gains and losses in Venezuela. For accounting purposes, Venezuela is considered a highly inflationary economy. Under U.S. GAAP, subsidiaries that operate in Venezuela record gains and losses in earnings for the remeasurement of bolivar fuerte-denominated net monetary assets. (b) To eliminate royalty income from former home security business. (c)

To eliminate loss on exit of Belgium cash-in-transit business.

(d) To eliminate loss recognized related to acquisition of controlling interest in subsidiary previously accounted for as cost method investment and bargain purchase gain in Mexico. (e) To eliminate gain on exchange of marketable equity securities. (f) To eliminate expenses related to U.S. retirement liabilities. (g) To eliminate $13.7 million of tax expense related to the reversal of a deferred tax asset as a result of U.S. healthcare legislation. (h) To adjust the effective income tax rate to be equal to the full-year non-GAAP effective income tax rate. The non-GAAP effective tax rate for 2010 was 36.2%.

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