WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – November 1, 2023 – Hudson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2023.
For the quarter ended September 30, 2023, Hudson reported revenues of $76.5 million, a decrease of 15% compared to revenues of $89.5 million in the third quarter of 2022. The decrease is primarily related to decreased selling prices for certain refrigerants, partially offset by increased refrigerant sales volume and revenues from the Company’s Defense Logistics Agency (“DLA”) program during the period as compared to the third quarter of 2022. Gross margin in the third quarter of 2023 was 40%, compared to 49% in the third quarter of 2022. Hudson reported operating income of $23.1 million in the third quarter of 2023, compared to operating income of $36.3 million in the prior year period.
The Company achieved net income of $13.6 million or $0.30 per basic and $0.29 per diluted share, compared to net income of $29.4 million or $0.65 per basic and $0.62 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2022. During the third quarter of 2023, the Company recorded $3.4 million of non-recurring costs, primarily related to the write-off of deferred financing costs with respect to the full and final payoff of the Company’s term loan, which are included as Interest Expense in the Company’s Statements of Income. Excluding these non-recurring costs, Hudson achieved non-GAAP adjusted net income of $16.1 million or $0.35 per basic and $0.34 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2023. (See reconciliation of net income and earnings per share to non-GAAP adjusted net income and non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share in the supplemental table included at the end of this release).
The Company’s effective tax rate for 2023 and future periods will reflect a statutory tax rate of approximately 26.1%, excluding certain temporary and permanent tax adjustments, while the nine months ended September 30, 2022 period reflected an effective tax rate of 11.9% due to the release of the Company’s valuation allowance at that time.
For the nine months ended September 30, 2023, Hudson reported revenues of $244.2 million, a decrease of 12% compared to revenues of $277.8 million in the first nine months of 2022. Revenue in the first nine months of 2023 declined primarily related to a decrease in selling prices for certain refrigerants during the period as well as slightly lower sales volume, partially offset by higher revenues from our DLA and carbon credit programs. Gross margin in the first nine months of 2023 was 40%, compared to 53% in the first nine months of 2022. Hudson reported operating income of $73.4 million in the first nine months of 2023, compared to operating income of $124.4 million in the prior year period.
During the nine months ended September 30, 2023, the Company recorded net income of $48.3 million or $1.07 per basic and $1.02 per diluted share, compared to net income of $98.7 million or $2.20 per basic and $2.10 per diluted share in the first nine months of 2022. Excluding the $3.4 million of non-recurring costs in the third quarter of 2023, as described above, Hudson recorded non-GAAP adjusted net income of $50.8 million, or $1.12 per basic and $1.07 per diluted share in the first nine months of 2023. (See reconciliation of net income and earnings per share to non-GAAP adjusted net income and non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share in the supplemental table included at the end of this release).
As previously announced, Hudson fully paid off its remaining $32.5 million of term loan debt during the third quarter of 2023. Stockholders’ equity improved to $224.6 million at September 30, 2023 compared to $174.9 million at December 31, 2022.
Brian F. Coleman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Technologies commented,
“The close of the third quarter marks the end of the traditional nine-month cooling season, and as expected, our results continued to see a difficult comparison to the significantly strong revenue and margin performance achieved in 2022. As we have previously noted, we saw substantial sales price increases without a corresponding increase in inventory price, throughout most of 2022. Conversely, the 2023 cooling season was characterized by both a challenging pricing environment, and by the late arrival of warmer weather to many parts of the U.S. which impacted demand for certain refrigerants. Nonetheless, we delivered solid third quarter results and our ability to drive profitability and strong cash flow enabled us to aggressively pay down our debt during the last 15 months, saving over $10 million of annualized interest expense, and culminating with the full repayment of our term loan during the quarter.
“As we move through the close of the year, our industry is preparing for the mandated 40% reduction in baseline HFC production, which becomes effective at the start of 2024. With the current installed base of HFC equipment, the aggressive reduction in virgin HFC production is expected to meaningfully impact the supply landscape, creating enhanced demand for reclaimed refrigerant to fill what is anticipated to become a substantial gap between HFC supply and demand. We are uniquely positioned with our proprietary reclamation technology to meet the ongoing refrigerant needs of our customer base as the industry transitions to more environmentally friendly cooling alternatives. Likewise, our service and system conversion offerings enable us to play a leadership role in the shift to cleaner refrigeration and cooling technologies. Hudson is a longstanding proponent of the circular economy of refrigerants, and we look forward to continuing to provide our expertise and capabilities as we expand our customer base to assist the evolution to the next generation of cooling applications and refrigerants,” Mr. Coleman concluded.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This news release contains Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income Per Share, which are non-generally accepted accounting principles (non-GAAP) financial measures (as defined by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Regulation G). While management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures may be useful in evaluating the financial performance of the Company by factoring out the impact of a one-time non-cash charge related to the prepayment of the Company’s term loan, this information should be considered supplemental to, and not a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, the Company’s definitions for non-GAAP financial measures may differ from similarly titled measures used by other companies or analysts.