Dexterra Announces Results for Q1 2023 and Declares Dividend

By: Newsfile

Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 9, 2023) - Dexterra Group Inc. (TSX: DXT)


  • Consolidated revenue totaled $268.1 million for Q1 2023 which was an increase of 20% compared to Q1 2022 and 6% compared to Q4 2022. Increased revenue is primarily related to the continued growth in IFM and strong growth in workforce accommodations in Ontario and Quebec;

  • The Corporation's Adjusted EBITDA for Q1 2023 was $21.1 million which was an increase of 24% compared to Q1 2022 and 51% compared to Q4 2022 reflecting stronger margins in IFM, including normalized margins in the Dana food service business, and improved Modular results;

  • Consolidated net earnings of $4.7 million for Q1 2023 compared to $1.1 million in Q1 2022 and a net loss of $2.9 million in Q4 2022. The increase is attributable to the overall improved results across all business units and a reduction in non-recurring expenses;

  • The Corporation acquired VCI Controls Inc. ("VCI") on January 31, 2023 for $4.2 million including holdback of $1.0 million. The acquisition adds to Dexterra's building and automation controls capability which is a key capability as clients focus on ESG requirements, energy efficiency and carbon footprint reductions;

  • Dexterra announced a Normal Course Issuer Bid ("NCIB") commencing on May 15, 2023, as the Corporation believes that a share buyback program provides a superior investment opportunity; and

  • Dexterra declared a dividend for Q2 2023 of $0.0875 per share for shareholders of record at June 30, 2023, to be paid July 17, 2023.

This news release contains certain measures and ratios, such as Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue, IFM Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue, excluding certain loss contracts, Free Cash Flow and backlog, that do not have any standardized meaning as prescribed by GAAP and, therefore, are considered non-GAAP measures. The method of calculating these measures may differ from other entities and accordingly, may not be comparable to measures used by other entities. See "Non-GAAP measures" and "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measures" of the Corporation's MD&A for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022 for details which is incorporated by reference herein.

First Quarter Financial Summary

Three months ended March 31,
(000's except per share amounts)

Total Revenue$268,087
Adjusted EBITDA(1)$21,137
Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue(1)

Net earnings(2) $4,682
Earnings per share

Basic and Diluted$0.07
Total assets$630,940
Total loans and borrowings$110,567
Free Cash Flow(3)$(7,975)


(1) Please refer to the "Non-GAAP measures" section in the MD&A for the definition of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue and Free Cash Flow and to the "Reconciliation of non-GAAP measures" section for the related calculations.
Non-recurring charges included in pre-tax earnings are described in the reconciliation of Non-GAAP measures and include $1.8 million in the quarter ended March 31, 2023 (Q1 2022 - $3.0 million).
Free Cash Flow for the quarter ended March 31, 2023 includes $5.9 million related to a special access matting investment which is being rented to a customer under a multi-year contract.

First Quarter Operational Analysis

Three months ended March 31,



Modular Solutions

Corporate and Inter-segment eliminations

Total Revenue$268,087


Adjusted EBITDA:


Modular Solutions

Corporate costs and Inter-segment eliminations

Total Adjusted EBITDA$21,137
Adjusted EBITDA as a % of Revenue

6.1 %

6.2 %
14.2 %

13.9 %
Modular Solutions
2.6 %

1.0 %


Integrated Facilities Management ("IFM")

For Q1 2023, IFM revenues were $86.4 million, an increase of 35% from Q1 2022 and 10% from Q4 2022. The increase is the result of new contracts and includes the results of the 2022 IFM Acquisitions which occurred in January 2022. The 2022 IFM Acquisitions continue to expand their footprint and contributed $37 million in revenue for Q1 2023 with strong margins compared to $25 million in revenue in Q1 2022. Business activity levels increased with no COVID-19 restrictions and the education sector returning to normal operations.

The increased Q1 2023 IFM Adjusted EBITDA of $5.2 million compared to $4.0 million for Q1 2022 and $2.8 million for Q4 2022 is primarily due to the execution of the 2023 business plan which included proactively addressing inflation and labour availability issues and improving Dana profitability. Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue, excluding loss contracts, increased from 5.9% in Q4 2022 to 6.4% in Q1 2023.

Workforce Accommodations, Forestry and Energy Services ("WAFES")

Revenue from the WAFES business unit for Q1 2023 was $129.6 million, an increase of 13% compared to Q1 2022 and a 5% increase compared to Q4 2022. This increase in revenue is primarily from new projects and high activity in the mining sector compared to the same period in 2022. The Energy Services division also continues to experience high activity levels. For the three months ended March 31, 2023, WAFES support services activity accounted for 46% (54% asset-based services) of total WAFES revenue compared to 41% support services (59% asset-based services) for the same period in 2022. The Q1 2023 Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue was 14%, which is consistent with Q1 2022 and lower than the 17% in Q4 2022 which included retroactive price increases of $2.8 million.

Modular Solutions

Modular Solutions business unit revenues for Q1 2023 were $52.1 million which was up by $8.8 million compared to the $43.3 million in Q1 2022 and consistent with Q4 2022. Adjusted EBITDA for Q1 2023 was $1.4 million, compared to $0.4 million in Q1 2022 and a loss of $6.6 million in Q4 2022. The improvement in profitability from the last quarter is the result of the continued execution of the four-point business turnaround plan. Q4 2022 results included an $8 million special provision for the costs to complete certain British Columbia ("BC") social affordable housing projects. Revenue in Q1 2023 included $13.6 million for these projects which delivered as expected a $nil margin and the remaining backlog of $35 million is expected to be completed in Q2 and Q3 of 2023.

The pace of modular profitability recovery in 2023 will be related to the timing of approvals for new social affordable housing projects and the lower demand for US supply-only projects.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

The conversion of EBITDA to Free Cash Flow for 2023, excluding any special non-recurring items, is expected to approximate 50%.

Debt was $110.6 million at March 31, 2023 compared to $94.0 million at Q4 2022. The increase is due to additional working capital investments related to the expansion of the business, the cash paid on the VCI acquisition of $3.2 million and the special access matting investment of $5.9 million. The Corporation's financial position and liquidity remain strong with $78.1 million unused capacity on its credit lines at March 31, 2023.

Additional Information

A copy of Dexterra's Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements ("Financial Statements") for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022 and related Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") have been filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and are available on SEDAR at and Dexterra's website at The Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards and the reporting currency is in Canadian dollars.

Conference Call

Dexterra will host a conference call and webcast to begin promptly at 8:30 Eastern time on May 10, 2023 to discuss the first quarter results.

To access the conference call by telephone the conference call dial in number is 1-800-806-5484.

A live webcast of the conference call will be accessible on Dexterra Group's website at by selecting the webcast link. An archived recording of the conference call will be available approximately one hour after the completion of the call until June 10, 2023 by dialing 1-800-408-3053, passcode 7906982#.

About Dexterra

Dexterra employs more than 8,500 people, delivering a range of support services for the creation, management, and operation of infrastructure across Canada.

Powered by people, Dexterra brings best-in-class regional expertise to every challenge and delivers innovative solutions, giving clients confidence in their day-to-day operations. Activities include a comprehensive range of integrated facilities management services, industry leading workforce accommodation solutions, innovative modular building capabilities, and other support services for diverse clients in the public and private sectors.

For further information contact:

Drew Knight, CFO
Head office: Airway Centre, 5915 Airport Rd., 4th Floor Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1T1
Telephone: (416) 767-1148

You can also visit our website at

Reconciliation of non-GAAP measures

The following provides a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to the nearest measure under GAAP for items presented throughout the News Release.

Adjusted EBITDA

Three months ended March 31,


Net earnings$4,682

Share based compensation

Depreciation & amortization

Equity investment depreciation

Finance costs

Loss (gain) on disposal of property, plant and equipment

Income tax expense


Contract loss provisions(1)

Restructuring and other costs(2)

Adjusted EBITDA$21,137


(1) Contract loss provisions for the three months ended March 31, 2023 were $0.3 million. Contract loss provisions in Q1 2022 was $2.2 million (net of revenue of $1.9 million), which include costs related to a contractual dispute and remediation work on pre-acquisition contracts from the Acquisition of Horizon North Logistics Inc. in May 2020.
(2) Restructuring and other items for Q1 2023 include CEO transition costs of $1.4 million and other items included in selling, general and administration costs (Q1 2022 costs related to the 2022 IFM Acquisitions).

IFM Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue, excluding certain loss contracts(1)

Three months ended

March 2023

December 2022(1)

IFM revenue

Deduct: impact of loss contracts

IFM revenue excluding loss contracts $81,921
Adjusted EBITDA:


Add: Impact of loss contracts

IFM Adjusted EBITDA excluding loss contracts $5,233
IFM Adjusted EBITDA as a % of revenue, excluding loss contracts
6.4 %

5.9 %


(1) Q4 2022 includes the impacts of Dana as that business had a negative margin in the period.

Free Cash Flow

Three months ended March 31,


Net cash flows from (used in) operating activities$3,725
Sustaining capital expenditures, net of proceeds (spending), including intangibles

Capital expenditures, special access matting investment

Finance costs paid

Lease payments

Free Cash Flow $(7,975)


Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements contained in this MD&A may constitute forward-looking information under applicable securities law. Forward-looking information may relate to Dexterra Group's future outlook and anticipated events, business, operations, financial performance, financial condition or results and, in some cases, can be identified by terminology such as "continue"; "forecast"; "may"; "will"; "project"; "could"; "should"; "expect"; "plan"; "anticipate"; "believe"; "outlook"; "target"; "intend"; "estimate"; "predict"; "might"; "potential"; "continue"; "foresee"; "ensure" or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In particular, statements regarding Dexterra Group's future operating results and economic performance, including COVID-19 related impacts and the impacts of the Company; management expectations of market sector recoveries, its leverage, Free Cash Flow, NRB Modular Solutions backlog and revenue, and its objectives and strategies are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain factors and assumptions, including expected growth, market recovery, results of operations, performance and business prospects and opportunities regarding Dexterra Group, which Dexterra Group believes are reasonable as of the current date. While management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to Dexterra Group, they may prove to be incorrect. Forward-looking information is also subject to certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause Dexterra Group's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward- looking information, including, but not limited to: the ability to retain clients, renew existing contracts and obtain new business; an outbreak of contagious disease that could disrupt its business; the highly competitive nature of the industries in which Dexterra Group operates; reliance on suppliers and subcontractors; cost inflation; volatility of industry conditions could impact demand for its services; a reduction in the availability of credit could reduce demand for Dexterra Group's products and services; Dexterra Group's significant shareholder may substantially influence its direction and operations and its interests may not align with other shareholders; its significant shareholder's 49% ownership interest may impact the liquidity of the common shares; cash flow may not be sufficient to fund its ongoing activities at all times; loss of key personnel; the failure to receive or renew permits or security clearances; significant legal proceedings or regulatory proceedings/changes; environmental damage and liability is an operating risk in the industries in which Dexterra Group operates; climate changes could increase Dexterra Group's operating costs and reduce demand for its services; liabilities for failure to comply with public procurement laws and regulations; any deterioration in safety performance could result in a decline in the demand for its products and services; failure to realize anticipated benefits of acquisitions and dispositions; inability to develop and maintain relationships with Indigenous communities; the seasonality of Dexterra Group's business; inability to restore or replace critical capacity in a timely manner; reputational, competitive and financial risk related to cyber-attacks and breaches; failure to effectively identify and manage disruptive technology; economic downturns can reduce demand for Dexterra Group's services; its insurance program may not fully cover losses. Additional risks and uncertainties are described in Note 22 of the Corporation's Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2022 and 2021 contained in its most recent Annual Report filed with securities regulatory authorities in Canada and available on SEDAR at The reader should not place undue importance on forward-looking information and should not rely upon this information as of any other date. Dexterra Group is under no obligation and does not undertake to update or alter this information at any time, except as may be required by applicable securities law.

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