Concrete Pumping Holdings Reports Strong Preliminary Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Results and Reschedules Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Call to June 14, 2021

- Preliminary Q2 Results Show Strong Continued Growth and Market Resilience
- Reschedule Being Driven by Finalization of Accounting for SPAC Warrants

DENVER, June 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: BBCP) (the “Company” or “CPH”), a leading provider of concrete pumping and waste management services in the U.S. and U.K., is providing preliminary financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2021 ended April 30, 2021 and has rescheduled its second quarter fiscal 2021 earnings call to June 14, 2021.

Preliminary Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Summary vs. Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2020 (where applicable)

  • Revenue increased 4% to $76.9 million compared to $74.0 million.
  • Gross margin increased 30 basis points to 43.3% compared to 43.0%.
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 increased 7% to $25.0 million compared to $23.5 million, with adjusted EBITDA margin increasing 80 basis points to 32.6% compared to 31.8%.
  • Amounts outstanding under debt agreements was $376.1 million with net debt2 of $362.4 million. Total available liquidity increased to $134.9 million as of April 30, 2021 compared to $118.4 million as of January 31, 2021.
  • Net capital expenditures in the second quarter of fiscal 2021 were $5.5 million.


1 Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (“GAAP”). See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below for a discussion of the definition of Adjusted EBITDA and a reconciliation to the most comparable GAAP measure.
2 Net debt is a non-GAAP financial measure. See Non-GAAP Financial Measures below for a discussion of the definition of net debt and a reconciliation to its most comparable GAAP measure.

Reschedule of Earnings Call

The reschedule is being driven by the Company’s continuing evaluation of the accounting treatment for its warrants in light of the SEC Warrant Accounting Statement (as defined below). On April 12, 2021, the Acting Director of the Division of Corporation Finance and Acting Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission together issued a public statement (the “SEC Warrant Accounting Statement”) on accounting and reporting considerations for warrants issued by special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”). The SEC Warrant Accounting Statement discussed “certain features of warrants issued in SPAC transactions” that “may be common across many entities.” The SEC Warrant Accounting Statement indicated that when one or more of such features is included in a warrant, the warrant “should be classified as a liability measured at fair value, with changes in fair value each period reported in earnings.” The Company is currently finalizing its accounting analysis for the Warrants. While the conclusion to classify its warrants as liabilities instead of equity would impact the Company’s net income, the change would be a non-cash adjustment that would be excluded from the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA.  As such, any impact from this analysis is not expected to impact the above preliminary results.

The new conference call information has been provided below.

Date: Monday, June 14, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (3:00 p.m. Mountain time)
Toll-free dial-in number: 1-877-407-9039
International dial-in number: 1-201-689-8470
Conference ID: 13719885

Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Gateway Investor Relations at 1-949-574-3860.

The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay here and via the investor relations section of the Company’s website at

A replay of the conference call will be available after 8:00 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through July 5, 2021.

Toll-free replay number: 1-844-512-2921
International replay number: 1-412-317-6671
Replay ID: 13719885 

About Concrete Pumping Holdings

Concrete Pumping Holdings is the leading provider of concrete pumping services and concrete waste management services in the fragmented U.S. and U.K. markets, primarily operating under what we believe are the only established, national brands in both geographies – Brundage-Bone for concrete pumping in the U.S., Camfaud in the U.K., and Eco-Pan for waste management services in both the U.S. and U.K. The Company’s large fleet of specialized pumping equipment and trained operators position it to deliver concrete placement solutions that facilitate labor cost savings to customers, shorten concrete placement times, enhance worksite safety and improve construction quality. Highly complementary to its core concrete pumping service, Eco-Pan seeks to provide a full-service, cost-effective, regulatory-compliant solution to manage environmental issues caused by concrete washout. As of April 30, 2021, the Company provided concrete pumping services in the U.S. from a footprint of approximately 90 locations across 22 states, concrete pumping services in the U.K. from approximately 30 locations, and route-based concrete waste management services from 16 locations in the U.S. and 1 shared location in the U.K. For more information, please visit or the Company’s brand websites at,, or

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA is a financial measure that is not calculated in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (“GAAP”). The Company believes that this non-GAAP financial measure provides useful information to management and investors regarding certain financial and business trends relating to the Company’s financial condition and results of operations. The Company’s management also uses this non-GAAP financial measure to compare the Company’s performance to that of prior periods for trend analyses, determining incentive compensation and for budgeting and planning purposes. Adjusted EBITDA is also used in quarterly and annual financial reports prepared for the Company’s board of directors. The Company believes that this non-GAAP measure provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating the Company’s ongoing operating results and in comparing the Company’s financial results with competitors who also present similar non-GAAP financial measures.

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income calculated in accordance with GAAP plus interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, amortization, transaction expenses, loss on debt extinguishment, stock-based compensation, other income, net, and other adjustments. Adjusted EBITDA is not pro forma for acquisitions. Adjusted EBITDA margin is defined as Adjusted EBITDA divided by total revenue for the period presented. See below for a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss) calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Net debt is calculated as all amounts outstanding under debt agreements (currently this includes the Company’s term loan and revolving line of credit balances, excluding any offsets for capitalized deferred financing costs) measured in accordance with GAAP less cash. Cash is subtracted from the GAAP measure because it could be used to reduce the Company’s debt obligations. A limitation associated with using net debt is that it subtracts cash and therefore may imply that there is less Company debt than the most comparable GAAP measure indicates. CPH believes this non-GAAP measure provides useful information to management and investors in order to monitor the Company’s leverage and evaluate the Company’s consolidated balance sheet. See “Non-GAAP Measures (Reconciliation of Net Debt)” below for a reconciliation of Net Debt to amounts outstanding under debt agreements calculated in accordance with GAAP.

The financial statement tables that accompany this press release include a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and Net Debt to the applicable most comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure.

Current and prospective investors should review the Company’s audited annual and unaudited interim financial statements, which are filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and not rely on any single financial measure to evaluate the Company’s business. Other companies may calculate Adjusted EBITDA and net debt differently and therefore these measures may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

As a result of the business combination between our predecessor, Industrea Acquisition Corp., and the private operating company formerly called Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc. (the “Business Combination”), the Company is the acquirer for accounting purposes and CPH is the acquiree and accounting predecessor. The Company’s financial statement presentation distinguishes the Company’s presentations into two distinct periods, the period up to the Business Combination closing date (labeled “Predecessor”) and the period including and after that date (labeled “Successor”). The Business Combination was accounted for as a business combination using the acquisition method of accounting, and the Successor financial statements reflect a new basis of accounting that is based on the fair value of the net assets acquired. As the underlying business and financial results of the Successor and Predecessor entities are expected to be largely consistent, excluding the impact on certain financial statement line items that were impacted by the Business Combination, management has combined the fiscal year 2019 results of the Predecessor and Successor periods for comparability in certain tables below. Accordingly, in addition to presenting our results of operations as reported in our consolidated financial statements in accordance with GAAP, the tables below present the non-GAAP combined results for the fiscal year 2019.


Iain Humphries
Chief Financial Officer
Investor Relations:
Gateway Investor Relations
Cody Slach

Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc.
Segment Revenue

  Three Months Ended  Change 
(in thousands) April 30,
  April 30,
  $  % 
U.S. Concrete Pumping $56,168  $57,459  $(1,291)  -2.2%
U.K. Operations  11,853   8,401   3,452   41.1%
U.S. Concrete Waste Management Services  9,008   8,306   702   8.5%
Corporate  625   625   -   0.0%
Intersegment  (781)  (750)  (31)  4.1%
  $76,873  $74,041  $2,832   3.8%

  Six Months Ended  Change 
(in thousands) April 30,
  April 30,
  $  % 
U.S. Concrete Pumping $108,484  $112,564  $(4,080)  -3.6%
U.K. Operations  21,633   19,086   2,547   13.3%
U.S. Concrete Waste Management Services  17,430   16,589   841   5.1%
Corporate  1,250   1,250   -   0.0%
Intersegment  (1,503)  (1,509)  6   -0.4%
  $147,294  $147,980  $(686)  -0.5%

Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc.
Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Reported EBITDA to Adjusted EBITDA

  Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended 
(dollars in thousands) April 30,
  April 30,
  April 30,
  April 30,
Net income (loss) (Note 1) $603  $(58,968) $(11,687) $(61,714)
Interest expense, net  6,029   8,765   12,929   18,268 
Income tax expense (benefit)  170   (2,221)  (2,478)  (3,368)
Depreciation and amortization  14,007   15,076   27,844   30,162 
EBITDA  20,809   (37,348)  26,608   (16,652)
Transaction expenses  55   -   84   - 
Loss on debt extinguishment  -   -   15,510   - 
Stock based compensation  3,348   1,383   4,020   2,850 
Other expense (income)  (26)  (33)  (52)  (103)
Goodwill and intangibles impairment  -   57,944   -   57,944 
Other adjustments  859   1,569   1,233   3,308 
Adjusted EBITDA $25,045  $23,515  $47,403  $47,347 

Note 1 – The net income (loss) figures in this table are preliminary estimates and do not reflect the impact of any adjustments that would occur from a change in the Company’s accounting for its warrants from equity to liability.  To the extent the Company records any non-cash adjustments due to a classification of its warrants as liabilities, such non-cash adjustments would be added back as part of the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA. 

Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc.
Reconciliation of Net Debt

  January 31,  April 30,  July 31,  October 31,  January 31,  April 30,   Change in Net 
(in thousands) 2020  2020  2020  2020  2021  2021  Debt Q1'21 to Q2'21 
Term loan outstanding  396,871   391,650   386,427   381,205   -   -   - 
Senior Notes  -   -   -   -   375,000   375,000   - 
Revolving loan draws outstanding  38,661   39,211   12,990   1,741   7,687   1,087   (6,600)
Less: Cash  (2,636)  (18,048)  (4,131)  (6,736)  (2,273)  (13,714)  (11,441)
Net debt  432,896   412,813   395,286   376,210   380,414   362,373   (18,041)