UTi Worldwide's fiscal Q1 loss widened to US$43.2M from US$12.4M loss a year ago as revenues fell 3.3% to US$1.05B; company planning to achieve US$95M in cost savings by end of fiscal 2015

LONG BEACH, California , June 5, 2014 (press release) –

-- Transformation Benefits Anticipated at High-End of Previous Range --

-- Free Cash Flow Expected to be Positive in Fiscal 2015 --

UTi Worldwide Inc. (UTIW) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter ended April 30, 2014.

Fiscal First Quarter 2015 vs. 2014 Results:

  • Revenues were $1,045.0 million, a decrease of 3.3 percent from $1,080.7 million.
  • Net revenues (revenues minus purchased transportation costs) were $372.9 million, a decrease of 0.8 percent from $375.7 million.
  • On an organic basis, revenues decreased 0.3 percent and net revenues increased 3.8 percent versus the comparable prior year period.
  • Net loss attributable to UTi Worldwide Inc. was $43.2 million in the fiscal 2015 first quarter. Net loss attributable to common shareholders after dividends on preferred stock was $0.43 per diluted common share.
  • Net loss attributable to UTi Worldwide Inc. in the fiscal 2014 first quarter was $12.4 million, or $0.12 per diluted common share.
  • The GAAP net loss in the fiscal 2015 first quarter includes a loss on debt extinguishment of $21.8 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, related to the company's refinancing activities completed earlier in the year. In addition, UTi recorded additional tax expense exceeding its normalized tax rate of $13.0 million, or $0.12 per diluted common share.
  • Excluding the loss on debt extinguishment and the additional tax expense described above, non-GAAP net loss attributable to UTi Worldwide Inc. was $7.8 million. Non-GAAP net loss attributable to common shareholders after preferred stock dividends was $0.09 per diluted common share.
  • Earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, as adjusted for severance and other costs and stock compensation expense (adjusted EBITDA) totaled $26.2 million compared to $31.0 million.
  • All references to adjusted items, free cash flow (defined as cash flow from operations less capital expenditures) and organic items in this release refer to non-GAAP results. A reconciliation of GAAP to these non-GAAP results is provided in the supplemental financial information attached to this release.

Eric W. Kirchner, chief executive officer, said, "First quarter results were in line with our expectations. Adjusting for negative currency effects, net revenue rose 3.8 percent in the first quarter, primarily due to increased activity in both business segments and an improvement in freight forwarding yields. Freight forwarding volumes grew slightly compared to the first quarter of last year. Net revenue per unit of cargo increased as buy rates improved. Contract logistics and distribution recorded solid revenue growth on a constant-currency basis, due to gains in new and existing accounts in all regions. We continued to win new business in both business segments in the first quarter, which we expect will lead to revenue growth in the second half of this year.

"We made further progress in our transformation activities. We implemented our 1View operating system in five additional countries. This brings to 37 the total number of countries on the new system, representing approximately 77 percent of freight forwarding transactions. We expect to add 8-10 additional countries by September 1, 2014, which would bring us to approximately 85 percent of transactions. We continue to target completion of the system implementation by the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2015."

Kirchner continued, "We plan to achieve $95 million in annualized cost savings by the end of fiscal 2015, which represents the high end of the range of our prior estimates. As previously disclosed, we already took action in fiscal 2014 to remove approximately $50 million of this total. These cost reductions were in place in the first quarter, but we also incurred higher payroll-related expenses and transformation costs, as well as expenses associated with growth in contract logistics and distribution. These higher costs are part of our fiscal 2015 business plan, which also calls for revenue growth and productivity improvements that are independent of the transformation that are expected to fund these cost increases in the second half of the year. As a result, we expect adjusted EBITDA to improve significantly this year as we complete our cost reduction measures and begin to remove duplicative costs associated with the transformation."

Operating expenses less purchased transportation costs were $376.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015. The company recorded $0.6 million in severance and other costs in the fiscal 2015 first quarter, compared to $2.8 million in the same period last year. Excluding these items, adjusted operating expenses less purchased transportation costs were $375.5 million, compared to $369.1 million.

The company recorded a tax provision of $9.0 million in the fiscal 2015 first quarter on a pretax loss of $33.8 million, due to increases in valuation allowances and the mix of taxable income across the company's tax jurisdictions.

Consistent with prior years, the company had significant negative free cash flow for the first quarter. Free cash flow was negative $130 million in the fiscal 2015 first quarter, primarily due to a $130 million increase in working capital. During the first quarter, accounts receivable increased $139 million (excluding the effects of currency), primarily due to seasonal factors, an increase in pass-through billings in contract logistics and distribution, and the impact of billing delays related to 1View system implementations.

Richard G. Rodick, chief financial officer, said, "While the increase in accounts receivable in the first quarter is significant, most of the higher balance can be attributed to seasonal effects we typically see in the first quarter. We have put in place a working capital plan that has already begun paying dividends in April and May, and as a result, the higher receivables balance associated with our system implementation is expected to abate in the second quarter of fiscal 2015. We continue to expect free cash flow to be positive for the full fiscal year, which implies an improvement of more than $130 million during the rest of fiscal 2015."

Investor Conference Call:

UTi management will host an investor conference call today, June 5, 2014, at 8:00 A.M. PDT (11:00 A.M. EDT) to review the company's financial results for the fiscal 2015 first quarter. Investment professionals are invited to participate in the live call by dialing 888-337-8169 (domestic) or 719-457-2083 (international) using conference ID 2739058. The call will be open to all interested investors through a live, listen-only audio Internet broadcast at www.go2uti.com. The slides that will be referenced during the call will be available on the company's website at www.go2uti.com (click on "Investor Relations" and then click on "Webcasts & Presentations"). The slides will contain disclosures of certain non-GAAP financial measures, which will be identified in the slides. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures will be included in the slides. For those who are not available to listen to the live broadcast, the call will be archived for one year at both Web sites. A telephonic playback of the conference call also will be available from approximately 11:00 A.M. PDT, today, through June 9, 2014, by calling 888-203-1112 (domestic) or 719-457-0820 (international) and using replay passcode 2739058.

About UTi Worldwide:

UTi Worldwide Inc. is an international, non-asset-based supply chain services and solutions company providing air and ocean freight forwarding, contract logistics, customs brokerage, distribution, inbound logistics, truckload brokerage and other supply chain management services. The company serves a large and diverse base of global and local companies, including clients operating in industries with unique supply chain requirements such as the pharmaceutical, retail, apparel, chemical, automotive and technology industries. The company seeks to use its global network, proprietary information technology systems, relationships with transportation providers, and expertise in outsourced logistics services to deliver competitive advantage to each of its clients' supply chains.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information:

This press release includes "non-GAAP financial measures" within the meaning of the Securities and Exchange Commission rules. UTi believes that meaningful analysis of its financial performance requires an understanding of the factors underlying that performance and the company's judgments about the likelihood that particular factors will repeat. Short-term patterns and long-term trends may be obscured by the impact of certain items. For this reason, the company has included information in this press release relating to organic revenue and organic net revenue changes, which are adjusted to exclude the impact of currency fluctuations between comparable periods. The company also has referred to operating expenses less purchased transportation costs, and to adjusted operating expenses less purchased transportation costs, which are operating expenses less purchased transportation costs that are further adjusted to exclude severance and other costs. The company has also included information relating to organic adjusted operating expenses less purchased transportation costs, which are adjusted operating expenses less purchased transportation costs that are further adjusted to exclude the impact of currency fluctuations between comparable periods. The company has further referred to non-GAAP net loss attributable to UTi Worldwide Inc., which is adjusted to exclude severance and other costs, a loss on debt extinguishment related to the company's refinancing transaction, and valuation allowances on deferred tax assets, changes in the company's normalized tax rate, as described above, and non-GAAP net loss per diluted share attributable to common shareholders. In addition, the company has referred to free cash flow, which is cash flow from operations less purchases of property, plant and equipment (net of proceeds from disposal), as well as purchases of software and other intangible assets. Finally, the company has referred to adjusted earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), which is adjusted to exclude stock-based compensation, as well as severance and other costs. This information is among the information the company uses as a basis for evaluating company performance on a comparable basis over time, allocating resources and planning and forecasting of future periods. The company has also provided this information because such adjustments make performance information more comparable to prior disclosures for investors, and may enhance the ability of investors to analyze the company's performance. In addition, the company's management believes that presenting adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to investors regarding underlying business trends and performance of the company's ongoing operations. This information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the relevant measures prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Further, adjusted EBITDA does not represent cash flow from operations as defined by GAAP, is not derived in accordance with GAAP, and should not be considered as an alternative to net income. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the tables at the end of this press release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "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. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release which address activities, events or developments that UTi expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as generating revenue growth in the second half of fiscal 2015 as a result of new business wins in the fiscal 2015 first quarter; adding 8-10 more countries on the 1View system, which would bring transactions on the new system to 85 percent of the total by September 1, 2014; completing deployment of the 1View operating system by the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2015; expectations for achieving $95 million in annualized cost savings by the end of fiscal 2015; expectations that revenue growth and productivity improvements independent of the company's transformation are expected to fund cost increases in the second half of fiscal 2015; expectations that adjusted EBITDA will improve significantly this year as the company completes its cost reduction measures and begins to remove duplicative costs; statements that the higher receivables balance associated with the company's system implementation is expected to abate in the second quarter of fiscal 2015; expectations that free cash flow will be positive for the full fiscal year, which implies an improvement of more than $130 million during the rest of fiscal 2015; and other such matters, are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by UTi in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. In some cases, readers can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terms such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "intend," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential" or "continue" and other similar expressions or the negative of these terms or other comparable terms. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve significant risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause or contribute to a material difference include, but are not limited to, the risks in UTi's filings with the SEC, including those listed in Item 1A "Risk Factors" in its annual report on Form 10-K relating to the fiscal year ended January 31, 2014, and the following: UTi's ability to maintain sufficient liquidity and capital resources to fund its business; UTi's ability to complete its business transformation initiatives in the timeframe and for the costs anticipated or at all and achieve the expected benefits; UTi's ability to generate sufficient cash to service its debts and other obligations; delays or inability to pay by UTi's customers; UTi's ability to execute its working capital plan; dilution caused by its outstanding convertible preference shares and outstanding convertible notes; volatility with respect to global trade; global economic, political and market conditions and unrest, including those in Africa, Asia Pacific and EMENA (which is comprised of Europe, Middle East and North Africa); risks associated with UTi's ongoing business transformation initiative, which include unanticipated difficulties, delays, additional costs and expenses as well as potential billing delays; volatile fuel costs; transportation capacity, pricing dynamics and the ability of UTi to secure space on third party aircraft, ocean vessels and other modes of transportation; changes in interest and foreign exchange rates, particularly with respect to the South African rand; material interruptions in transportation services; risks of international operations; risks associated with, and the potential for penalties, fines, costs and expenses the company may incur as a result of investigations by the governments of Brazil and Singapore into the international air freight and air cargo transportation industry; risks of adverse legal judgments or other liabilities not limited by contract or covered by insurance; UTi's ability to retain clients while facing increased competition; the financial condition of UTi's clients; disruptions caused by epidemics, natural disasters, conflicts, strikes, wars and terrorism; the impact of changes in UTi's effective tax rates; the other risks and uncertainties described herein and in UTi's other filings with the SEC; and other factors outside UTi's control. All forward-looking statements set forth in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by us will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to or effects on UTi or its business or operations. Forward-looking statements set forth in this press release speak only as of the date hereof and UTi does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, changes in expectations or the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.


(Tables Follow)

 
UTi Worldwide Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
     
  Three months ended
  April 30,
  2014 2013
  (Unaudited)
     
Revenues:    
Airfreight forwarding $ 321,401 $ 323,829
Ocean freight forwarding 263,132 303,778
Customs brokerage 44,327 29,818
Contract logistics 187,165 180,682
Distribution 147,958 147,710
Other 81,005 94,836
Total revenues 1,044,988 1,080,653
     
Other operating expenses:    
Purchased transportation costs:    
Airfreight forwarding 244,665 250,472
Ocean freight forwarding 217,360 256,975
Customs brokerage 11,008 1,342
Contract logistics 44,270 44,458
Distribution 103,784 101,208
Other 51,011 50,463
     
Staff costs 220,677 220,212
Depreciation 13,806 13,182
Amortization of intangible assets 6,999 2,792
Severance and other 647 2,669
Other operating expenses 133,996 132,903
Total other operating expenses 1,048,223 1,076,676
Operating (loss)/income (3,235) 3,977
Interest expense, net (8,597) (3,293)
Loss on debt extinguishment (21,820) --
Other expense, net (120) (242)
Pretax (loss)/income (33,772) 442
Provision for income taxes 8,967 11,306
Net loss (42,739) (10,864)
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests 443 1,554
     
Net loss attributable to UTi Worldwide Inc. $ (43,182) $ (12,418)
     
Basic and diluted loss per common share attributable to UTi Worldwide Inc. common shareholders $ (0.43) $ (0.12)
     
Number of weighted average common shares outstanding used for per share calculations    
Basic and diluted shares 104,921,510 104,027,228
 
 
UTi Worldwide Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
     
  April 30, 2014 January 31, 2014
  (Unaudited)
     
ASSETS    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 206,883 $ 204,384
Cash held as collateral 50,025 --
Trade receivables, net 1,136,817 977,885
Deferred income taxes 7,137 8,889
Other current assets 157,348 154,465
Total current assets 1,558,210 1,345,623
     
Property, plant and equipment, net 220,476 222,036
Goodwill and other intangible assets, net 465,859 464,867
Investments 1,130 1,075
Deferred income taxes 12,665 11,693
Other non-current assets 51,070 36,768
Total assets $ 2,309,410 $ 2,082,062
     
LIABILITIES & EQUITY    
Bank lines of credit $ 117,116 $ 260,700
Short-term borrowings 6,718 7,551
Current portion of long-term borrowings 2,045 3,488
Current portion of capital lease obligations 11,330 12,374
Trade payables and other accrued liabilities 776,919 754,965
Income taxes payable 18,992 17,877
Deferred income taxes 3,010 3,236
Total current liabilities 936,130 1,060,191
     
Long-term borrowings, excluding current portion 361,706 205,862
Capital lease obligations, excluding current portion 63,002 60,784
Deferred income taxes 14,154 14,390
Other non-current liabilities 39,558 38,098
     
Convertible preference shares 172,448 --
     
Commitments and contingencies    
     
UTi Worldwide Inc. shareholders' equity:    
Common stock 565,358 517,762
Retained earnings 268,846 313,974
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (127,290) (143,317)
Total UTi Worldwide Inc. shareholders' equity 706,914 688,419
Non-controlling interests 15,498 14,318
Total equity 722,412 702,737
Total liabilities and equity $ 2,309,410 $ 2,082,062
 
 
UTi Worldwide Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
     
  Three months ended April 30,
  2014 2013
  (Unaudited)
     
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:    
Net loss $ (42,739) $ (10,864)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:    
Share-based compensation costs 3,385 3,366
Depreciation 13,806 13,182
Amortization of intangible assets 6,999 2,792
Amortization of debt issuance costs 765 172
Make-whole payment 20,830 --
Accretion of convertible senior notes 1,180 --
Deferred income taxes 425 4,474
Uncertain tax positions 180 298
Gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment (51) (370)
Provision for doubtful accounts 2,077 1,470
Other 765 1,805
Net changes in operating assets and liabilities (129,759) (68,888)
Net cash used in operating activities (122,137) (52,563)
     
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:    
Net increase in cash held as collateral (50,025) --
Purchases of property, plant and equipment, excluding software (5,887) (8,543)
Proceeds from disposals of property, plant and equipment 1,741 969
Purchases of software and other intangible assets (4,200) (6,573)
Net decrease/(increase) in other non-current assets and other 792 (1,227)
Net cash used in investing activities (57,579) (15,374)
     
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:    
Net borrowings under bank lines of credit (145,907) 26,595
Net increase in short-term borrowings (918) (2)
Proceeds from issuances of long-term borrowings 402,974 14
Repayments of long-term borrowings (202,063) (3,501)
Make-whole payment (20,830) --
Proceeds from the issuance of preference shares 175,000 --
Debt and preferred shares issuance costs (24,692) --
Repayments of capital lease obligations (4,417) (4,355)
Distributions to non-controlling interests and other -- (82)
Ordinary shares settled under share-based compensation plans (1,759) (2,307)
Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares 49 828
Net cash provided by financing activities 177,437 17,190
     
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 4,778 (1,190)
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 2,499 (51,937)
     
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 204,384 237,276
     
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 206,883 $ 185,339
 
 
UTi Worldwide Inc.
Segment Reporting
(in thousands)        
(Unaudited)        
         
  Three months ended
April 30, 2014
 
Freight
Forwarding
Contract
Logistics and
Distribution


Corporate


Total
         
Revenues $ 683,870 $ 361,118 $ -- $ 1,044,988
         
Purchased transportation costs 513,825 158,273 -- 672,098
Staff costs 109,519 101,147 10,011 220,677
Depreciation 4,429 7,926 1,451 13,806
Amortization of intangible assets 6,051 948 -- 6,999
Severance and other 568 79 -- 647
Other operating expenses 47,247 79,371 7,378 133,996
Total operating expenses 681,639 347,744 18,840 1,048,223
Operating income/(loss) $ 2,231 $ 13,374 $ (18,840) (3,235)
Interest expense, net       (8,597)
Loss on debt extinguishment       (21,820)
Other expense, net       (120)
Pretax loss       (33,772)
Provision for income taxes       8,967
Net loss       (42,739)
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests       443
Net loss attributable to UTi Worldwide Inc.       $ (43,182)
         
         
UTi Worldwide Inc.
Segment Reporting
(in thousands)        
(Unaudited)        
         
  Three months ended
April 30, 2013
 
Freight
Forwarding
Contract
Logistics and
Distribution


Corporate


Total
         
Revenues $ 719,516 $ 361,137 $ -- $ 1,080,653
         
Purchased transportation costs 549,963 154,955 -- 704,918
Staff costs 105,068 106,277 8,867 220,212
Depreciation 4,283 7,796 1,103 13,182
Amortization of intangible assets 1,120 1,236 436 2,792
Severance and other 236 992 1,441 2,669
Other operating expenses 46,048 79,572 7,283 132,903
Total operating expenses 706,718 350,828 19,130 1,076,676
Operating income/(loss) $ 12,798 $ 10,309 $ (19,130) 3,977
Interest expense, net       (3,293)
Other expense, net       (242)
Pretax income       442
Provision for income taxes       11,306
Net loss       (10,864)
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests       1,554
Net loss attributable to UTi Worldwide Inc.       $ (12,418)
 
 
UTi Worldwide Inc.
Geographic Reporting
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
             
  Three months ended
April 30, 2014
  Freight
Forwarding
Revenues
Contract
Logistics and
Distribution
Revenues
Freight
Forwarding
Net Revenues
Contract
Logistics and
Distribution
Net Revenues
Operating
(Loss)/
Income
Severance
and
Other
EMENA $ 218,244 $ 58,594 $ 58,812 $ 34,247 $ (2,723) $ 149
Americas 148,591 202,211 44,176 90,057 (642) 140
Asia Pacific 243,429 19,383 48,778 13,226 10,920 320
Africa 73,606 80,930 18,279 65,315 8,050 38
Corporate -- -- -- -- (18,840) --
Total $ 683,870 $ 361,118 $ 170,045 $ 202,845 $ (3,235) $ 647
             
             
  Three months ended
April 30, 2013
  Freight
Forwarding
Revenues
Contract
Logistics and
Distribution
Revenues
Freight
Forwarding
Net Revenues
Contract
Logistics and
Distribution
Net Revenues
Operating
(Loss)/
Income
Severance
and
Other
EMENA $ 212,691 $ 54,269 $ 57,218 $ 32,097 $ (3,160) $ 987
Americas 174,421 194,764 44,281 85,734 1,214 241
Asia Pacific 219,519 17,882 44,235 11,773 9,185 --
Africa 112,885 94,222 23,819 76,578 15,868 --
Corporate -- -- -- -- (19,130) 1,441
Total $ 719,516 $ 361,137 $ 169,553 $ 206,182 $ 3,977 $ 2,669
 
 
UTi Worldwide Inc. Supplemental Financial Information -- Reconciliation to US GAAP
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
     
  Three months ended
April 30, 2014
Three months ended
April 30, 2013
GAAP Revenues $ 1,044,988 $ 1,080,653
Less: Purchased transportation costs (672,098) (704,918)
Net revenues $ 372,890 $ 375,735
     
GAAP Operating expenses $ 1,048,223 $ 1,076,676
Less: Purchased transportation costs (672,098) (704,918)
Operating expenses less purchased transportation costs 376,125 371,758
Less: Adjustment for severance and other(1) (647) (2,669)
Non-GAAP Operating expenses $ 375,478 $ 369,089
     
GAAP Operating (loss)/income $ (3,235) $ 3,977
Add: Adjustment for severance and other(1) 647 2,669
Non-GAAP Operating (loss)/income $ (2,588) $ 6,646
     
Non-GAAP operating income as a percentage of net revenues -0.7% 1.8%
     
GAAP Pretax (loss)/income $ (33,772) $ 442
Add: Adjustment for severance and other(1) 647 2,669
Add: Adjustment for loss on debt extinguishment(2) 21,820 --
Non-GAAP Pretax (loss)/income $ (11,305) $ 3,111
     
GAAP Provision for income taxes $ 8,967 $ 11,306
Add: Adjustment for severance and other(3) 104 998
Less: Adjustment for deferred tax asset valuation allowance(4)(5) (13,027) (8,308)
Non-GAAP Provision for income taxes $ (3,956) $ 3,996
     
GAAP Net loss attributable to UTi Worldwide Inc. $ (43,182) $ (12,418)
Adjustment for:    
Severance and other(1) 647 2,669
Income tax effect severance and other(3) (104) (998)
Loss on debt extinguishment(2) 21,820 --
Adjustment for deferred tax asset valuation allowance(4)(5) 13,027 8,308
Non-GAAP Net loss attributable to UTi Worldwide Inc. $ (7,792) $ (2,439)
     
GAAP Diluted loss per common share $ (0.43) $ (0.12)
Adjustment for:    
Severance and other(1) 0.01 0.03
Income tax effect severance and other(3) -- (0.01)
Loss on debt extinguishment(2) 0.21  
Adjustment for deferred tax asset valuation allowance(4)(5) 0.12 0.08
Non-GAAP Diluted loss per common share $ (0.09) $ (0.02)
 
(1) During the three months ended April 30, 2014 and 2013, the company recorded pre-tax severance of $647 and $2,699, respectively, primarily related to transformation activities.
(2) Loss on debt extinguishment for the three months ended April 30, 2014, includes a make-whole payment of $20,830 with respect to the prepayment of the company's $200,000 aggregate principal private placement notes issued on January 25, 2013, as well as a non-cash charge of $990 related to unamortized debt issuance costs.
(3) The provision for income tax adjustment related to the severance and other costs were calculated based on the prevailing tax rate in each jurisdiction.
(4) Adjustments for deferred tax asset valuation allowances include the effects of current period valuation allowances. For the three months ended April 30, 2013, the adjustment also includes an out of period adjustment to income tax expense of $5,000 to increase the valuation allowances for certain of its deferred tax assets.
(5) The company recorded additional tax expense exceeding its normalized tax rates. This is due to valuation allowances and the mix of taxable income across the company's tax jurisdictions. The company's estimated normalized tax rates on an adjusted basis is estimated to be 35%, and 38%, respectively, for the three months ended April 30, 2014, and 2013. These rates are estimated rates based upon historical average effective tax rates experienced by the Company for the prior periods FY10 through FY12 during which the Company had consistent profitability. These rates are dependent upon many factors including but not limited to the mix of income and loss generated across jurisdictions and enacted statutory tax rates.
 
 
UTi Worldwide Inc.
Organic Growth Reconciliation
(Unaudited)
           
  Three months ended April 30, 2014
  Total
Net Change
+/(-)
Currency Impact
Organic
Growth
+/(-)
Non-GAAP Items
Adjusted
Organic Growth
Revenues (3)% 3% --% --% --%
Net revenues (1)% 5% 4% --% 4%
Operating expenses less purchased transportation costs 1% 4% 5% 1% 6%

Set forth above is a reconciliation of the company's organic growth rates and the growth rates based on the company's GAAP reported results in the company's revenues, net revenues and operating expenses less purchased transportation costs for the three months ended April 30, 2014. Organic growth is a non-GAAP measure that excludes the impact of foreign currency translation.

 
UTi Worldwide Inc.
Adjusted EBITDA Calculation
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
     
  Three months ended
  April 30,
  2014 2013
EBITDA:    
Pretax (loss)/income $ (33,772) $ 442
Interest expense 13,285 8,572
Depreciation 13,806 13,182
Amortization of intangible assets 6,999 2,792
Total 318 24,988
     
Adjusting items    
Stock compensation 3,385 3,366
Severance and other(6)(7) 647 2,669
Loss on debt extinguishment(8) 21,820 --
Adjusted EBITDA $ 26,170 $ 31,023
 
(6) During the three months ended April 30, 2014 the company recorded pre-tax severance of $647 primarily related to transformation activities.
(7) During the three months ended April 30, 2013 the company recorded pre-tax severance of $2,669 primarily related to transformation activities.
(8) Loss on debt extinguishment for the three months ended April 30, 2014, includes a make-whole payment of $20,830 with respect to the prepayment of the company's $200,000 aggregate principal private placement notes issued on January 25, 2013, as well as a non-cash charge of $990 related to unamortized debt issuance costs.
 
 
UTi Worldwide Inc.
Free Cash Flow Calculation
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
     
  Three months ended
  April 30,
  2014 2013
Net cash used in operating activities $ (122,137) $ (52,563)
Purchases of property, plant and equipment, excluding software (5,887) (8,543)
Proceeds from disposals of property, plant and equipment 1,741 969
Purchases of software and other intangible assets (4,200) (6,573)
Free cash flow $ (130,483) $ (66,710)

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