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Team Inc. F4Q10 (Qtr End 05/31/10) Earnings Call

Team Inc. F4Q10 (Qtr End 05/31/10) Earnings Call

Team Inc. (TISI)

F4Q10 (Qtr End 05/31/10) Earnings Call

August 04, 2010 9:00 am ET


Phil Hawk - Chairman and CEO

Ted Owen - EVP and CFO


Arnie Ursaner - CJS Securities

Max Barrett - Tudor Pickering

Adam Thalhimer - BB&T Capital Markets

Jack Atkins - Stephens

Davis Paddock - Invesco

Matt Tucker - KeyBanc Capital

Bob Nicholson - Pine Cobble Capital


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Welcome to the Team IR Call. My name is Sandra and I will be your operator for today’s call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question-and-answer session. Please note that this conference is being recorded.

I will now turn the call over to Mr. Phil Hawk, CEO. Mr. Hawk, you may begin.

Phil Hawk

Thank you, Sandra, and good morning everyone. It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the Team Inc. web conference call to discuss recent company performance. As indicated my name is Phil Hawk, I’m the Chairman and CEO of Team. Joining me again today is Mr. Ted Owen, the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

The purpose of today’s conference call is to discuss our recently released financial results for the company’s fourth fiscal quarter and full fiscal year ending May 31, 2010. As with past calls, our primary objective is to provide our shareholders and potential shareholders with an enhanced understanding of our company’s performance and prospects.

This discussion is intended to supplement our quarterly earnings releases, 8-K, 10-Q and 10-K filings to the SEC, as well as our annual report. Ted will begin with a review of the financial results; I will then follow Ted with a few remarks and observations about our performance and prospects. As Sandra indicated following our remarks we will take questions from our listeners.

Ted let me turn it over to you.

Ted Owen

Thank you, Phil. First as usual I want to remind everyone that any forward-looking information we discuss today is being provided in accordance with the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We’ve made reasonable efforts to ensure that the information, assumptions and beliefs upon which this forward-looking information is based are current, reasonable and complete. However, a variety of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in any forward-looking information. A description of those factors is set forth in the last paragraph of our press release and in the company’s SEC filings.

Accordingly, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking information discussed today will occur or that our objectives will be achieved. We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made today or any other forward-looking statements made by the company, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

With that now to the financial results.

First let me say that the results for fourth quarter and the year-to-date period are impacted by three separate non-routine charges, including two that that we have previously disclosed. The previously disclosed matters pertain to the FCPA investigation and to the devaluation of Venezuelan currency. The third item relates to severance cost associated with additional cost reduction initiatives that we completed in the year in the fourth quarter. I’ll talk more about each of these non-routine matters in just a moment, but my following comments about operating results will be on an adjusted basis that is excluding the impact of those charges and credits.

Revenues for the fourth quarter were a $125 million which is up 4% compared to last year’s fourth quarter. Adjusted net income was $6.1 million in the current quarter versus $5.6 million in last year’s fourth quarter and adjusted earnings per diluted share were $0.31 versus $0.29 in the fourth quarter of last year.

Now let me just describe those non-routine charges that affected our results for the quarter and for the year. First, as I said during the fourth quarter we implemented cost reduction initiatives, which will result in an additional reduction of about $6 million of indirect and SG&A cost in fiscal year 2011. There wouldn’t have been by the way much impact in the current fourth quarter relative to those initiatives, which we're taking near the end of the quarter. Also the impact would be about half and half between indirect and SG&A cost next year. These initiatives included the elimination of nearly 80 indirect and SG&A positions from our organization, severance associated with these actions of about $700,000 is included in SG&A expense in the quarter.

The second matter is the FCPA matter, as we previously reported our audit committee completed its independent investigations and the results of that investigation have been communicated to the SEC and to the Department of Justice. Their investigation concluded that improper payments of limited size were made to employees of foreign government owned enterprises in Trinidad, but determined that the improper payments were not made by or authorized by employees outside of that one TMS Trinidad branch. The total professional fees associated with the investigation were approximately $3.2 million.

And finally the third matter is the Venezuelan currency devaluation. Effective as of the beginning of our third quarter of fiscal 2010, we began to account for Venezuela as a highly inflationary economy. Accordingly, currency fluctuations between the Bolivar and US dollar are now recorded in the company statement of operations. In January of 2010, the Venezuelan government announced a significant devaluation of its currency and on a year to-date basis we’ve taken a charge of $1.7 million relative to the devaluation, which is reflected as an element of other expense below the operating income line. By the way our total remaining investment in Venezuela is about $1.5 million.

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