Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2023 Financial Results

May 9, 2023

Hoffman Estates, IL May 9, 2023 — Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. (Nasdaq: HCCI), a leading provider of parts cleaning, hazardous and non-hazardous waste services, used oil re-refining, antifreeze recycling, industrial and field services, and emergency and spill response services today announced results for the first quarter which ended March 31, 2023.

To view the financial results for the 2023 first quarter, please visit our financial releases page.

The company will host a conference call on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 9:00 AM Central Time, during which management will give a presentation focusing on the Company’s operations and financial results.

Interested parties can listen to the audio webcast available through our company website, https://www.crystal-clean.com/investor-relations/, and can participate on the call by dialing (888) 440-4149. After dialing the number, you will be required to provide the following passcode before being joined to the conference call: 8889427. To register for the webcast of the conference call, visit https://events.q4inc.com/attendee/667310180

First Quarter Review

Beginning with our 2023 fiscal year, we changed our financial reporting cycle to a calendar year-end and end-of-month quarterly reporting cycle. The first quarter of 2023 includes 4 additional working days as a result of our fiscal quarter change. We estimate that the additional working days resulted in an increase in revenues of 6.3% in the first quarter of 2023 when compared to the first quarter of 2022.

Revenue for the first quarter of 2023 was $193.5 million compared to $139.4 million for the same quarter of 2022, an increase of 38.8%.

Overall Operating Margin increased by $11.6 million and decreased slightly on a percentage of revenue basis to 22.9% compared to 23.4% during the first quarter of 2022. This decrease was driven primarily by the decrease in revenues in the Oil Business segment. Our first quarter corporate SG&A expense was $20.7 million, or 10.7% of revenue, compared to $15.3 million, or 11.0% of revenue, for the first quarter of 2022. Net income for the first quarter was $16.6 million compared to net income of $12.9 million in the year-ago quarter. Basic earnings per share were $0.70 compared to $0.55 in the year-ago quarter.

The complete financial results for the 2023 first quarter can be found on our financial releases page.