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

August 9, 2023

Hoffman Estates, IL, August 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 second quarter which ended June 30, 2023.

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

Second 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 second quarter of 2023 includes 5 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 7.8% in the second quarter of 2023 when compared to the second quarter of 2022 for the Environmental Services and Industrial & Field Services segments. Absent the significant decrease in base oil pricing, we would have otherwise estimated a similar impact in the Oil Business from the change in fiscal quarter.

Revenue for the second quarter of 2023 was $192.2 million compared to $156.6 million for the second quarter of 2022, an increase of 22.7%.

Overall operating profit decreased by $9.5 million and as a percentage of revenue decreased to 19.3% compared to 29.7% during the second quarter of 2022. This decrease in profit margin was driven primarily by the decrease in revenues in the Oil Business segment as well as higher costs due to lower solvent and oil inventory values, and higher re-refinery turnaround expenses. Our second quarter corporate SG&A expense was $23.4 million, or 12.2% of revenue, compared to $16.5 million, or 10.5% of revenue, for the second quarter of 2022. As a result of the 5 additional working days in the second quarter of 2023 compared to the second quarter of 2022, we estimate current quarter corporate SG&A expenses were higher by $1.8 million.

Net income for the second quarter was $8.6 million compared to net income of $21.1 million in the year-ago quarter. Basic earnings per share were $0.36 compared to $0.90 in the year-ago quarter.

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. Acquisition by J.F. Lehman & Company

On July 19, 2023, the Company announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement (the “merger agreement”) to be acquired by an investment affiliate of J.F. Lehman & Company (“JFLCO”), a leading private equity investment firm focused on the aerospace, defense, maritime and environmental sectors, in an all-cash transaction that values the Company at approximately $1.2 billion (the “merger”). Under the terms of the merger agreement, JFLCO will acquire all the outstanding shares of the Company for $45.50 per share in cash. The purchase price represents a premium of approximately 24.9% to the Company’s 60-day volume-weighted average price on July 19, 2023, the last full trading day prior to the public announcement of the transaction. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2023, subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by the Company shareholders and the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. Upon completion of the transaction, the Company will become a privately held company and shares of the Company common stock will no longer be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange or trade in any other public market.

Due to the pending transaction with J.F. Lehman, the Company will not be hosting a conference call for the second quarter of 2023.

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