October 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, TENN - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced preliminary unaudited third-quarter 2014 results. The company reported third-quarter 2014 revenue of $664 million, an increase of 8 percent compared to the same period in 2013.
The company reported a third-quarter 2014 net loss of $4 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, which included a loss on extinguishment of debt of $65 million and consulting agreement termination fees of $21 million in conjunction with the initial public offering, versus net income of $45 million, or $0.49 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2013.
The company reported third-quarter 2014 adjusted net income(1) of $61 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, versus $32 million, or $0.35 per share, in the same period in 2013. Earnings per share and other share data for the third-quarter 2014 and nine months ended September 30, 2014 contained in this release reflect the 41.3 million shares issued by the company on July 1, 2014, in conjunction with its initial public offering.
The company reported third-quarter 2014 Adjusted EBITDA(2) of $157 million, an increase of $29 million or 22 percent compared to the same period in 2013. The increase was primarily driven by the impact of higher revenue, operating cost savings and the transition of certain costs to TruGreen Holding Corporation, which the company spun-off on January 14, 2014. A reconciliation of income from continuing operations to both adjusted net income and Adjusted EBITDA are set forth below in this press release.
"Terminix and American Home Shield both reported revenue and Adjusted EBITDA growth in the third quarter of 2014 versus prior year," said Rob Gillette, ServiceMaster’s chief executive officer. "Based on our strong third-quarter 2014 operating performance, we’re increasing our current projection for full-year 2014 Adjusted EBITDA to a range of $543 million to $548 million, with revenue projected to be in the range of $2,445 million to $2,455 million."
In addition, ServiceMaster announced today that it has realigned its Franchise Services Group under the leadership of American Home Shield president Mark Barry. Barry will lead both American Home Shield and the Franchise Services Group as group president, though the two businesses will continue to report financial results separately. Marty Wick, American Home Shield vice president of operations, has been named president of the Franchise Services Group reporting to Mark. "Mark has done a great job leading American Home Shield and we believe the realignment will allow us to accelerate top- and bottom-line growth of both American Home Shield and the Franchise Services Group," said Gillette. "Marty is a strong leader whose process improvement mindset, versatile background and people management skills make him a great choice to lead our franchise businesses."
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ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV) is a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, operating through an extensive service network of more than 7,000 company-owned, franchised and licensed locations. The company’s portfolio of well-recognized brands includes Terminix (termite and pest control), American Home Shield (home warranties), ServiceMaster Restore (disaster restoration), ServiceMaster Clean (janitorial), Merry Maids (residential cleaning), Furniture Medic (furniture repair) and AmeriSpec (home inspections). The company serves approximately 4 million residential and commercial customers through an employee base of approximately 13,000 company associates and a franchise network that independently employs an estimated 33,000 additional people. The company is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. Go to www.servicemaster.com for more information about ServiceMaster or follow the company at twitter.com/ServiceMaster or facebook.com/TheServiceMasterCo.
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