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Advanced Drainage Systems Announces Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Fiscal 2015 Results

HILLIARD, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE: WMS) (“ADS” or the “Company”), a leading global manufacturer of water management products and solutions for commercial, residential, infrastructure and agricultural applications, today announced financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2015.

Fourth Fiscal Quarter 2015 Highlights

  • Quarterly net sales increased 14.0% to $207 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $16.3 million
  • Adjusted earnings per fully converted share of $0.00

Full Fiscal Year 2015 Highlights

  • Full year net sales increased 10.2% to a record $1,178 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $154 million
  • Adjusted earnings per fully converted share of $0.62

Joe Chlapaty, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ADS commented, “During the fourth fiscal quarter, net sales increased 14.0% compared to the prior year period. Our results were driven by double-digit growth in our domestic and international markets for both pipe and Allied Products. We also generated solid financial performance for the year, continuing our track record of strong organic revenue growth and healthy EBITDA. For the fiscal year 2015, we generated net sales growth of 10.2% to $1.18 billion and adjusted EBITDA of $154 million. Our strong performance during the year was driven by market share gains as evidenced by our outperformance against the construction end markets we serve, as well as improved performance in Mexico.”

Chlapaty continued, “Looking ahead to 2016, we are confident in our ability to continue outperforming the overall market, as we execute on our strategies of conversion to our products from alternative materials. Overall, we feel very good about our leading market position, the health of the construction end markets we serve, our improved position in Canada following our recent acquisition of Ideal Pipe and our ability to execute against our growth strategy, which we believe provides us with significant opportunities to grow while driving operating leverage over time.” We also believe the outlook for raw material price relief in fiscal year 2016 will prove to be favorable as costs moderate and additional resin production capacity begins to come on line.

Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2015 Results

Gross profit increased $13.8 million, or 57.9%, to $37.7 million for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2015, compared to $23.9 million for the same period last year. As a percentage of net sales, gross profit was 18.3% compared to 13.2% for the prior year period. The increase in gross margin in the fourth quarter was largely attributed to the net impact of lower ESOP compensation expense in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 as compared to the prior year quarter when a large ESOP dividend was paid. Raw material prices were 15.9% higher than the prior year negatively impacting margins offsetting much of the positive impact of higher sales volume for both our Pipe and Allied products in the fourth quarter.

The Company reported Adjusted EBITDA of $16.3 million in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2015 compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $16.4 million. As a percentage of net sales, Adjusted EBITDA was 7.9% in the fourth fiscal quarter compared to 9.1% in the year ago period.

Adjusted Earnings per fully converted share (Non-GAAP) for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2015 was $0.00 per share based on weighted average fully converted shares of 73.4 million, improved from an adjusted loss per fully converted share of ($0.17) per share for the prior year. For the full fiscal year 2015, adjusted earnings per fully converted share totaled $0.62 per share compared to $0.28 per share for the prior year.

A reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP financial measures for adjusted EBITDA and adjusted earnings per fully converted share has been provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release. An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

For the full fiscal year 2015, the Company recorded net cash provided by operating activities of $68.6 million compared to $62.1 million for the same period last year. Long Term Debt was reduced by $54.2 million during the twelve months ended March 31, 2015.

Fiscal Year 2016 Outlook

Based on current visibility, backlog of existing orders and business trends, the Company provided its financial targets for fiscal year 2016. Net sales for fiscal year 2016 are forecasted to be in the range of $1.32 billion to $1.365 billion, while the outlook for adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $190 to $215 million. Capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $40 million.

Mark Sturgeon, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ADS noted, “Our guidance for fiscal year 2016 reflects anticipated overall domestic end market growth of high single digits in non-residential, flat to modest growth in infrastructure, total housing starts of 1.1 to 1.2 million and a decline of mid-single digits in the agriculture market. In addition to organic growth in our core end markets, we also expect to see incremental growth above the market as we continue to execute on our strategies in gaining market share from traditional materials in both our domestic and international segments. Adjusted EBITDA growth is forecasted to be driven by higher sales volumes, increased operating leverage, and a more favorable cost environment driven by lower raw material and fuel costs, as well as the contribution of a full year of operating results from our Ideal Pipe acquisition in Canada. ”

Webcast Information

The Company will host an investor conference call and webcast on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The live call can be accessed by dialing 1-877-317-6789 (US toll-free) or 1-412-317-6789 (international) and asking to be connected to the Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. call. The live webcast will also be accessible via the "Events Calendar” section of the Company’s Investor Relations website, www.investors.ads-pipe.com. An archived version of the webcast will be available for 90 days following the call.

About ADS

Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and superior drainage solutions for use in the construction and infrastructure marketplace. Its innovative products are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including non-residential, residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications. The Company has established a leading position in many of these end markets by leveraging its national sales and distribution platform, its overall product breadth and scale and its manufacturing excellence. Founded in 1966, the Company operates a global network of 61 manufacturing plants and 29 distribution centers. To learn more about the ADS, please visit the Company’s website at www.ads-pipe.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains financial information determined by methods other than in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("US GAAP"). ADS management uses non-US GAAP measures in its analysis of the Company's performance. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of non-US GAAP financial measures to the comparable US GAAP results available in the accompanying tables.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may be deemed to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are not historical facts but rather are based on the Company’s current expectations, estimates and projections regarding the Company’s business, operations and other factors relating thereto. Words such as “may,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “anticipate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects,” “believes,” “estimates,” “confident” and similar expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those reflected in forward-looking statements relating to our operations and business include: fluctuations in the price and availability of resins and other raw materials and our ability to pass any increased costs of raw materials on to our customers in a timely manner; volatility in general business and economic conditions in the markets in which we operate, including, without limitation, factors relating to availability of credit, interest rates, fluctuations in capital and business and consumer confidence; cyclicality and seasonality of the non-residential and residential construction markets and infrastructure spending; the risks of increasing competition in our existing and future markets, including competition from both manufacturers of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe and manufacturers of products using alternative materials; our ability to continue to convert current demand for concrete, steel and PVC pipe products into demand for our high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe and Allied Products; the effect of weather or seasonality; the loss of any of our significant customers; the risks of doing business internationally; the risks of conducting a portion of our operations through joint ventures; our ability to expand into new geographic or product markets; our ability to achieve the acquisition component of our growth strategy; the risk associated with manufacturing processes; our ability to manage our assets; the risks associated with our product warranties; our ability to manage our supply purchasing and customer credit policies; the risks associated with our self-insured programs; our ability to control labor costs and to attract, train and retain highly-qualified employees and key personnel; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; changes in laws and regulations, including environmental laws and regulations; our ability to project product mix; the risks associated with our current levels of indebtedness; our ability to meet future capital requirements and fund our liquidity needs; and the other risks and uncertainties described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. New risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time and it is not possible for the Company to predict all risks and uncertainties that could have an impact on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking information included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person that the Company’s expectations, objectives or plans will be achieved in the timeframe anticipated or at all. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the Company’s forward-looking statements and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Financial Statements

       
ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

 

March 31,

March 31,

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)2014     20152014     2015
Net sales $ 181,232 $ 206,624 $ 1,069,009 $ 1,177,821
Cost of goods sold

157,327

168,878 856,118 935,483
Gross profit 23,905 37,746 212,891 242,338
Operating expenses:
Selling 22,591 18,815 75,024 77,098
General and administrative 24,124 21,000 78,478 79,930
Gain on sale of business (490) (750) (5,338) (750)
Intangible amortization 2,836 2,536 11,412 10,171
Income (loss) from operations (25,156) (3,855) 53,315 75,889
Other (income) expense:
Interest expense 4,281 3,610 16,141 16,619
Other miscellaneous (income) expense, net (265) 7,554 133 12,773
Income (loss) before income taxes (29,172) (15,019) 37,041 46,497
Income tax (benefit) expense (18,270) (6,230) 22,575 16,279
Equity in net loss of unconsolidated affiliates 878 93 1,592 1,164
Net (loss) income (11,780) (8,882) 12,874 29,054
Less net income attributable to noncontrolling interest 390 1,082 1,750 2,754
Net (loss) income attributable to ADS (12,170) (9,964) 11,124 26,300
Change in fair value of Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock 6,915 (3,979) (11,054)
Dividends to Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stockholders (9,501) (287) (10,139) (662)
Dividends paid to unvested restricted stockholders (394) (6) (418) (11)
Net (loss) income available to common stockholders and participating securities (15,150) (10,257) (3,412) 14,573
Undistributed income allocated to participating securities (1,183)
Net (loss) income available to common stockholders $ (15,150) $ (10,257) $ (3,412)$13,390
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 47,411 53,341 47,277 51,344
Diluted 47,411 53,341 47,277 52,003
Net (loss) income per share:
Basic $ (0.32) $ (0.19) $ (0.07) $ 0.26
Diluted $ (0.32) $ (0.19) $ (0.07) $ 0.26
Cash dividends declared per share $ 1.59 $ 0.04 $ 1.68 $ 0.08
 
 
ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited)
 
As of March 31,
(Amounts in thousands, except par value)2014   2015
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash $ 3,931 $ 3,623
Receivables (less allowance for doubtful accounts of $3,977 and 4,922, respectively) 150,713 155,831
Inventories 260,300 291,791
Deferred income taxes and other current assets 13,555 18,002
Total current assets 428,499 469,247
Property, plant and equipment, net 292,082 308,531
Other assets:
Goodwill 86,297 98,453
Intangible assets, net 66,184 63,029
Other assets 64,533 65,567
Total assets$937,595$1,004,827
 
LIABILITIES, MEZZANINE EQUITY AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Current maturities of debt obligations $ 11,153 $ 9,580
Accounts payable 108,111 111,351
Other accrued liabilities 37,956 44,978
Accrued income taxes 7,372 7,208
Total current liabilities 164,592 173,117
Long-term debt obligation 442,895 390,315
Deferred tax liabilities 69,169 70,281
Other liabilities 15,324 19,894
Total liabilities 691,980 653,607
 
Mezzanine equity:
Redeemable Common Stock; $0.01 par value: 38,320 and 0 issued and outstanding, respectively 549,119
Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock; $0.01 par value: 47,070 authorized: 44,170 issued: 26,129 and 25,639 outstanding, respectively 291,720 320,490
Deferred compensation – unearned ESOP shares (197,888) (217,066)
Total mezzanine equity 642,951 103,424
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock; $0.01 par value: 148,271 and 1,000,000 authorized: 109,951 and 153,560 issued: 9,141 and 53,522 outstanding, respectively 11,957 12,393
Paid-in capital 22,547 673,154
Common stock in treasury, at cost (448,439) (445,065)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (5,977) (12,693)
Retained earnings
Total ADS stockholders’ equity (419,912) 227,789
Noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries 22,576 20,007
Total stockholders’ equity (397,336) 247,796
Total liabilities, mezzanine equity and stockholders’ equity$937,595$1,004,827
 
   
ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited)
 
Twelve Months Ended March 31,
(Amounts in thousands)2014     2015
Cash Flows from Operating Activities
Net Income 12,874 29,054
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 55,898 55,867
Deferred income taxes (5,096) (11,418)
Gain on sale of business (5,338) (750)
ESOP and stock based compensation 35,802 18,924
Amortization of deferred financing charges 1,602 1,421
Mark to market adjustments on derivatives (53) 7,746
Other operating activities 2,470 3,549
Changes in working capital (36,037) (35,817)
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 62,122 $ 68,576
Cash Flows from Investing Activities
Capital expenditures (40,288) (32,689)
Proceeds from sale of business 8,907 150
Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired (36,384)
Investment in unconsolidated affiliate (6,375) (7,566)
Additions of capitalized software (3,310) (3,415)
Other investing activities (701) (590)
Net cash used in investing activities (41,767) (80,494)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities
Redemption of Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock (4,428)
Cash dividends paid (112,747) (4,804)
Purchase of treasury stock – common (1,063) (3)
Payments on CSV life insurance policies (872)
Debt issuance costs (2,311)
Proceeds from Senior Notes 25,000
Proceeds from term loan 100,000
Payments on term loan (80,000) (6,250)
Payments of notes, mortgages, and other debt (1,942) (4,903)
Proceeds from Revolving Credit Facility 490,703 389,200
Payments on Revolving Credit Facility (429,660) (432,200)
Proceeds from initial public offering of common stock, net of underwriter discounts and commissions 79,131
Payments for deferred initial public offering costs (6,499)
Other financing activities (1,264) (740)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (17,712) 12,060
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (73) (450)
Net change in cash and equivalents 2,570 (308)
Cash and equivalents at beginning of period 1,361 3,931
Cash and equivalents at end of period$3,931$3,623
 

ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT REPORTING
(unaudited)

The following table sets forth reportable segment information with respect to the amount of net sales contributed by each class of similar products of our consolidated gross profit in the three and twelve months ended March 31, 2014 and 2015, respectively:

     
Three Months Ended March 31,Twelve Months Ended March 31,
(Amounts in thousands)2014   20152014   2015
Domestic
Pipe 116,096 132,623 700,663 771,077
Allied Products 40,966 45,939 234,729 257,120
Total Domestic $157,062$178,562$935,392$1,028,197
International
Pipe 20,036 24,001 108,162 123,572
Allied Products 4,134 4,061 25,455 26,052
Total International $24,170$28,062133,617149,624
Total net sales$181,232$206,624$1,069,009$1,177,821
 

The following sets forth certain additional financial information attributable to our reportable segments for the three and twelve months ended March 31, 2014, and 2015, respectively:

       
Three Months Ended March 31,Twelve Months Ended March 31,
(Amounts in thousands)2014   20152014   2015
Net sales
Domestic 157,062 178,562 935,392 1,028,197
International 24,170 28,062 133,617 149,624
Total$181,232$206,624$1,069,009$1,177,821
Gross profit
Domestic 17,423 29,399 182,841 212,310
International 6,482 8,347 30,050 30,028
Total$23,905$37,746$212,891$242,338
Segment Adjusted EBITDA
Domestic 12,913 11,202 131,155 138,500
International 3,529 5,061 15,854 15,110
Total$16,442$16,263$147,009$153,610
Interest expense, net
Domestic 4,278 3,610 16,093 16,595
International 3 48 24
Total$4,281$3,610$16,141$16,619
Capital expenditures
Domestic 12,363 10,216 36,450 29,873
International 828 996 3,838 2,816
Total$13,191$11,212$40,288$32,689
Depreciation and amortization
Domestic 12,221 13,117 50,660 50,331
International 1,632 1,760 5,238 5,536
Total$13,853$14,877$55,898$55,867
Equity in net income (loss) of unconsolidated affiliates
Domestic 191 101 417 413
International (1,069) (194) (2,009) (1,577)
Total$(878)$(93)$(1,592)$(1,164)
 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

We present EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA because they are key metrics used by management and our board of directors to assess our financial performance, to make budgeting decisions and to compare our performance against that of other peer companies using similar measures.

EBITDA is calculated as net income attributable to ADS before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as EBITDA before stock-based compensation expense, non-cash charges and certain other expenses.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not GAAP measures of our financial performance or liquidity. They should not be considered as alternatives to net income as a measure of financial performance or cash flows from operations as a measure of liquidity, or any other performance measure derived in accordance with GAAP. In addition, they should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not intended to be measures of free cash flow for management’s discretionary use, as they do not reflect certain cash requirements such as tax payments, debt service requirements, capital expenditures and certain other cash costs that may recur in the future. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA contain certain other limitations, including the failure to reflect our cash expenditures, cash requirements for working capital needs and cash costs to replace assets being depreciated and amortized. In evaluating Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future we will incur expenses that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in this presentation, such as stock based compensation expense, derivative fair value adjustments, and foreign currency transaction losses.

The following table presents a reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to Net (Loss) Income attributable to ADS, the most comparable GAAP measure, for each of the periods indicated:

       
Three Months EndedTwelve Months
March 31,Ended March 31,
(Amounts in thousands)2014     20152014     2015
Net (loss) income attributable to ADS $ (12,170) $ (9,964) $ 11,124 $ 26,300
Depreciation and amortization (a) 14,378 15,482 57,454 58,338
Interest expense, net 4,281 3,610 16,141 16,619
Income tax (benefit) expense   (18,270) (6,230) 22,575 16,279
EBITDA (11,781) 2,898 107,294 117,536
Derivative fair value adjustments (107) 1,529 (53) 7,746
Foreign currency transaction losses 594 6,040 845 5,404
Unconsolidated affiliates interest and tax (143) (35) 204 1,138
Management fee to minority interest holder JV 359 348 1,098 1,230
Special dividend compensation 22,624 22,624
Contingent consideration remeasurement 259 184 259 184
Share-based compensation 2,647 822 5,287 6,780
ESOP deferred compensation 548 4,080 7,891 12,144
Transaction costs (b)   1,442 397 1,560 1,448
Adjusted EBITDA$16,442$16,263$147,009$153,610
 
  (a)   Includes our proportionate share of depreciation and amortization expense of $525 and $605 for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2015, respectively, and $1,556 and $2,471 for the twelve months ended March 31, 2014 and 2015, respectively, related to our South American joint venture, BaySaver joint venture and Tigre-ADS USA joint venture, which is included in Equity in net loss of unconsolidated affiliates in our Consolidated Statements of Income.
(b) Represents expenses recorded related to legal, accounting and other professional fees incurred in connection with our debt refinancing and completion of the IPO and Secondary Public Offering.
 

The following table presents a reconciliation of Segment Adjusted EBITDA to Net (Loss) Income attributable to ADS, the most comparable GAAP measure, for each of the periods indicated:

       

Reconciliation of Segment EBITDA and Adjusted Segment EBITDA to Net (Loss) Income

 
Three Months Ended March 31,Three Months Ended March 31,
(Amounts in thousands)2014   2015
Domestic     InternationalDomestic     International
Net (loss) income attributable to ADS $ (12,751 ) $ 581 $ (11,431 ) $ 1,467
Depreciation and amortization (a) 12,369 2,009 13,346 2,136
Interest expense, net 4,278 3 3,610
Income tax (benefit) expense   (18,404 )   134     (6,667 )   437
Segment EBITDA (14,508 ) 2,727 (1,142 ) 4,040
Derivative fair value adjustments (107 ) 1,301 228
Foreign currency transaction losses 594 5,636 404
Unconsolidated affiliates interest and tax 8 (151 ) (76 ) 41
Management fee to minority interest holder JV 359 348
Special dividend compensation 22,624
Contingent consideration remeasurement 259 184
Share-based compensation 2,647 822
ESOP deferred compensation 548 4,080
Transaction costs (b)   1,442         397    
Segment Adjusted EBITDA$12,913   $3,529   $11,202   $5,061
 
  (a)   Includes our proportionate share of depreciation and amortization expense of $525 and $605 related to our South American joint venture, BaySaver joint venture and Tigre-ADS USA joint venture, which is included in Equity in net loss of unconsolidated affiliates in our Consolidated Statements of Income for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2015, respectively.
(b) Represents expenses recorded related to legal, accounting and other professional fees incurred in connection with our debt refinancing and completion of the IPO and Secondary Public Offering.
 
       

Reconciliation of Segment EBITDA and Adjusted Segment EBITDA to Net Income

 
Twelve Months Ended March 31,Twelve Months Ended March 31,
(Amounts in thousands)20142015  
Domestic     InternationalDomestic     International
Net income attributable to ADS $ 6,084 $ 5,040 $ 21,688 $ 4,612
Depreciation and amortization (a) 50,808 6,646 51,209 7,129
Interest expense, net 16,093 48 16,595 24
Income tax expense   20,594     1,981   14,579   1,700  
Segment EBITDA 93,579 13,715 104,071 13,465
Derivative fair value adjustments (53 ) 7,774 (28 )
Foreign currency transaction losses (gains) 845 5,636 (232 )
Unconsolidated affiliates interest and tax 8 196 463 675
Management fee to minority interest holder JV 1,098 1,230
Special dividend compensation 22,624
Contingent consideration remeasurement 259 184
Share-based compensation 5,287 6,780
ESOP deferred compensation 7,891 12,144
Transaction costs (b)   1,560       1,448    
Segment Adjusted EBITDA$131,155   $15,854$138,500$15,110  
 
  (a)   Includes our proportionate share of depreciation and amortization expense of $1,556 and $2,471 related to our South American joint venture, BaySaver joint venture and Tigre-ADS USA joint venture, which is included in Equity in net loss of unconsolidated affiliates in our Consolidated Statements of Income for the twelve months ended March 31, 2014 and 2015, respectively.
(b) Represents expenses recorded related to legal, accounting and other professional fees incurred in connection with our debt refinancing and completion of the IPO and Secondary Public Offering.
 

Adjusted Earningsper Fully Converted Share, Adjusted Net (Loss) Income and Weighted Average Fully Converted Common Shares Outstanding, which are non-GAAP measures, are supplemental measures of financial performance that are not required by, or presented in accordance with, GAAP. We calculate Adjusted earnings per fully converted share (Non-GAAP), Adjusted Net (Loss) income (Non-GAAP), and Weighted average fully converted common shares outstanding (Non-GAAP), by adjusting our Net (Loss) income available to common shareholders, Net (Loss) income per share – Basic, and Weighted average common shares outstanding – Basic, the most comparable GAAP measures.

To effect this adjustment, we have (1) removed the adjustment for the change in fair value of Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock classified as mezzanine equity from the numerator of the Net income per share - Basic computation, (2) added back the dividends to Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stockholders and dividends paid to unvested restricted stockholders, (3) made corresponding adjustments to the amount allocated to participating securities under the two-class earnings per share computation method, (4) added back ESOP deferred compensation attributable to the shares of redeemable convertible preferred stock allocated to employee ESOP accounts during the applicable period, which is a non-cash charge to our earnings and not deductible for income tax purposes, and (5) added back the one time currency transaction settlement loss directly related to the Ideal Pipe of Canada acquisition completed in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

We have also made adjustments to the Weighted average common shares outstanding – Basic to assume, (1) share conversion of the Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock to outstanding shares of common stock and (2) add shares of outstanding unvested restricted stock.

Adjusted Earnings Per Fully Converted Share (Non-GAAP) is included in this report because it is a key metric used by management and our board of directors to assess our financial performance. Adjusted Earnings Per Fully Converted Share (Non-GAAP) is not necessarily comparable to other similarly titled captions of other companies due to different methods of calculation.

The following table presents a reconciliation of Adjusted Earnings Per Fully Converted Share (Non-GAAP), and the corresponding Weighted Average Fully Converted Common Shares Outstanding (Non-GAAP) to our Net income per share and corresponding Weighted average common shares outstanding amounts, the most comparable GAAP measure, for each of the periods indicated.

       
Three MonthsTwelve Months Ended
Ended March 31,March 31,
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)   2014         2015     2014         2015
Net (loss) income available to common shareholders $ (15,150 ) $ (10,257 ) $ (3,412 ) $ 13,390
Adjustments to net income available to common shareholders:
Change in fair value of Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock (6,915 ) 3,979 11,054
Dividends to Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stockholders 9,501 287 10,139 662
Dividends paid to unvested restricted stockholders 394 6 418 11
Undistributed income allocated to participating securities               1,183
Total adjustments to net income available to common shareholders   2,980     293     14,536     12,910
Net (loss) income attributable to ADS (12,170 ) (9,964 ) 11,124 26,300
Fair value of ESOP Compensation related to Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock 548 4,080 7,891 12,144
One time currency transaction settlement loss on Ideal Pipe of Canada acquisition       5,636         5,636
Adjusted net (loss) income (Non-GAAP) $ (11,622 ) $ (248 ) $ 19,015   $ 44,080
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding – Basic 47,411 53,341 47,277 51,344
Unvested restricted shares 317 208 336 228
Redeemable Convertible Preferred shares   20,105     19,818     20,264     20,029
Total Weighted Average Fully Converted Common Shares Outstanding (Non-GAAP) 67,833 73,367 67,877 71,601
Adjusted (Loss) Earnings Per Fully Converted Share (Non-GAAP)$(0.17)$0.00$0.28$0.62
 

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Michael Higgins, 614-658-0050
Mike.Higgins@ads-pipe.com

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