TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire -02/28/12)- Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (the “Company”) (TSX: BIN.TONews)(NYSE: BIN.TONews) reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011.

Management Commentary

(All amounts are in United States (“U.S.”) dollars unless otherwise stated)

“In 2011, revenue grew 28.7%, adjusted EBITDA(A) was up 28.6%, we generated $ 262.5 million of free cash flow(B) and returned more than $ 140 million to our shareholders,” said Joseph Quarin, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. “We are pleased to have been able to increase our quarterly dividend by 12.0% and, looking ahead, we have a great opportunity to continue building on our broad customer base, integrated network of assets and strong community relationships.”

Mr. Quarin continued, “We will continue our accretive growth in 2012 by focusing on the fundamentals. We will execute disciplined market-by-market organic growth strategies, increasing price and pursuing volume as appropriate and continuing our focus on improving productivity. Our acquisition program remains active, as the solid waste services industry is still consolidating, and we will continue to be disciplined buyers of both strategic “tuck-ins” and platforms that can deliver returns in excess of our targets. We have also identified many opportunities to invest in internal infrastructure, which we see as low risk investments that deliver attractive future organic growth. At the same time, we will continue to pay dividends and repurchase shares as a way to return cash to shareholders. Our outlook heading into 2012 is cautious but we remain confident that we have the right strategies to continue to create shareholder value.”

Reported revenues increased $ 27.3 million or 6.4% to $ 457.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 up from $ 429.9 million in the same period a year ago. Expressed on a gross basis, and assuming Canadian and U.S. dollar parity, revenues increased 8.1% quarter over quarter. Organically, price increased 1.9% while volumes were up 0.6%. Acquisitions contributed 5.6%.

Adjusted EBITDA(A) was $ 133.9 million or 8.3% higher in the fourth quarter of 2011 versus $ 123.6 million in the same quarter a year ago. Excluding the impact of foreign currency (“FX”) and the decline in recycled fiber pricing, adjusted EBITDA(A) would have been $ 138.8 million in the current quarter. Adjusted operating income(A) was $ 76.0 million, or 24.0%, higher in the quarter compared to $ 61.3 million in the same period last year. Adjusted net income(A) was $ 38.0 million, or $ 0.32 per weighted average diluted share (“diluted share”), compared to $ 27.2 million, or $ 0.22 per diluted share in the same quarter last year.

Free cash flow(B) in the quarter totalled $ 59.3 million and is 40.0% higher than the $ 42.4 million posted in the comparative period a year ago. This represents a free cash flow(B) margin of 13.0% in the quarter versus 9.9% comparatively.

Share repurchases in the quarter totalled $ 40.3 million and dividends paid to shareholders totalled $ 14.6 million. Together, this represents a combined $ 54.9 million return to shareholders in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to $ 15.0 million last year.

For the year ended December 31, 2011, reported revenues were $ 1,840.1 million, compared to $ 1,429.8 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA(A) for the year was $ 534.5 million compared to $ 415.8 million in 2010. As noted above, excluding the fourth quarter impact of FX, $ 1.5 million, and decline in recycled fiber pricing, $ 3.4 million, adjusted EBITDA(A) would have been $ 539.4 million. Adjusted operating income(A) was $ 280.9 million compared with $ 208.6 million last year. Adjusted net income(A) was $ 135.0 million, or $ 1.12 per diluted share, compared with $ 102.4 million or $ 0.95 per diluted share last year.

Free cash flow(B) for the year totalled $ 262.5 and is 35.1% higher than the $ 194.3 million posted in the comparative period a year ago, resulting in a free cash flow(B) margin of 14.3% compared to 13.6% last year.

For the year, share repurchases and dividends were $ 79.3 and $ 61.1 million, respectively, representing a combined return to shareholders of $ 140.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2011, compared to $ 48.8 million last year.

2012 Outlook

The Company is providing its outlook assuming no change in the current economic environment and excluding the impact of any acquisitions we may complete in 2012. Our outlook has been prepared assuming parity between the Canadian and U.S. dollar.

The outlook provided below is forward-looking. Our actual results may differ materially and are subject to risks and uncertainties.

 

-- Revenue is estimated to be $ 1.88 to $ 1.91 billion, representing an
increase of 2.2% to 3.8%
-- Adjusted EBITDA(A) is estimated to be $ 535 to $ 550 million
-- Amortization expense, as a percentage of revenue, is estimated to be
approximately 14.2%
-- Capital and landfill expenditures are estimated to be $ 200 to $ 205
million, plus an additional $ 40 to $ 50 million of internal
infrastructure investment
-- The effective tax rate is estimated to be approximately 38% of income
before income tax expense and net loss from equity accounted investee
-- Cash taxes are estimated to be $ 51 to $ 53 million
-- Adjusted net income(A) per diluted share is estimated to be $ 1.13 to
$ 1.17
-- Free cash flow(B)is estimated to be $ 220 to $ 240 million, excluding
additional internal infrastructure investment
-- Expected annual cash dividend of $ 0.56 Canadian ("C") per share, payable
on a quarterly basis

Commodity pricing

Our revenues and earnings are impacted by changes in commodity prices, which principally include old corrugated cardboard (“OCC”) and other paper fibers, including newsprint, sorted office paper and mixed paper. Our results of operations may be affected by changing prices or market requirements for recyclable materials. The resale and purchase price of, and market demand for, recyclable materials can be volatile due to changes in economic conditions and numerous other factors beyond our control. These fluctuations may affect our consolidated financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. Based on current volumes, a ten dollar change in the price of OCC and paper fibers results in an approximately $ 7,000 change to revenues and an approximately $ 0.035 to $ 0.04 change to net income per diluted share on an annual basis.

Foreign currency

We have elected to report our financial results in U.S. dollars. However, we earn a significant portion of our revenues and earnings in Canada. We have provided our guidance assuming parity between the Canadian and U.S. dollar. If the U.S. dollar strengthens by 10 basis points our reported revenues will decline by approximately $ 7,600. EBITDA(A) is similarly impacted by approximately $ 2,500, assuming a strengthening U.S. dollar. The impact on net income for a similar change in FX rate, results in an approximately $ 1,000 decline. Should the U.S. dollar weaken by 10 basis points, our reported results will improve by similar amounts.

Other highlights for the year ended December 31, 2011

 

-- We repurchased and cancelled approximately 3.6 million common shares at
a total cost of $ 79.3 million. Approximately 2.6 million common shares
were purchased and cancelled under our normal course issuer bid and 1.0
million common shares were repurchased from the underwriters in a
secondary offering
-- Successful pricing amendments to our Sixth Amended and Restated Credit
Facility Agreement (the "Canadian facility") and to our Amended and
Restated Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility (the "U.S. facility")

Acquisition of WSI

On July 2, 2010, we completed our acquisition of Waste Services, Inc. (“WSI”). WSI’s Canadian operations are included in our Canadian segment, while their Florida operations are included in our U.S. south segment. WSI’s operating results have been included with our own since the date of acquisition. We have, however, presented gross revenues by service type, price, volume and acquisition on a comparable basis as if WSI’s operating results were combined with ours in the previously comparable year.

Goodwill impairment

Since our annual test for impairment conducted on April 30, 2011, our U.S. northeast operations have been subjected to an economic environment that has continued to weaken and where competition remains strong. Accordingly, these deteriorating economic conditions and resilient levels of competition represent a change in business climate that we weren’t anticipating. We re-performed our goodwill impairment test as of September 30, 2011 and reached the conclusion that the carrying amount of the U.S. northeast reporting unit was in excess of its fair value. We also concluded that in light of the weak economic outlook that it was more likely than not that impairment existed. We completed the second portion of the impairment test in the fourth quarter of 2011 and the resulting impairment loss amounted to approximately $ 360,600.

Selling, general and administration expenses

Selling, general and administration expenses include a non-recurring one-time charge resulting from the non-renewal of the Company’s former Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer’s agreement.

Quarterly dividend declared

The Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $ 0.14 Canadian per share to shareholders of record on March 31, 2012. The dividend will be paid on April 16, 2012. The Company has designated these dividends as eligible dividends for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada).

Financial Highlights

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per weighted average share amounts, unless otherwise stated)

 

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31 Year ended December 31
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2011 2010 2011 2010
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Operating results
Revenues $ 457,212 $ 429,879 $ 1,840,096 $ 1,429,765
Operating expenses 273,283 255,261 1,094,067 839,973
Selling, general and
administration
("SG&A") 58,178 56,186 218,600 192,865
Restructuring expenses 411 1,388 1,609 5,180
Goodwill impairment 360,557 - 360,557 -
Amortization 58,372 62,263 257,066 207,666
Net gain on sale of
capital assets (541) (33) (3,412) (414)
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Operating (loss)
income (293,048) 54,814 (88,391) 184,495
Interest on long-term
debt 13,723 14,822 62,086 48,786
Net foreign exchange
loss (gain) 10 33 (73) 47
Net gain on financial
instruments (1,101) (2,245) (4,984) (5,493)
Other expenses 45 2,566 872 3,210
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(Loss) income before
income tax (recovery)
expense and net loss
from equity accounted
investee (305,725) 39,638 (146,292) 137,945

Net income tax
(recovery) expense (9,575) 17,953 49,748 55,658
Net loss from equity
accounted investee 38 2 96 118
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Net (loss) income $ (296,188) $ 21,683 $ (196,136) $ 82,169
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Net (loss) income per
weighted average
share, basic $ (2.48) $ 0.18 $ (1.63) $ 0.77
Net (loss) income per
weighted average
share, diluted $ (2.48) $ 0.18 $ (1.63) $ 0.76

Weighted average
number of shares
outstanding
(thousands), basic 119,554 110,752 120,683 96,451
Weighted average
number of shares
outstanding
(thousands), diluted 119,554 121,681 120,683 107,479

Adjusted EBITDA(A)(i) $ 133,861 $ 123,566 $ 534,536 $ 415,803
Adjusted operating
income(A)(i) $ 76,030 $ 61,336 $ 280,882 $ 208,551
Adjusted net
income(A)(i) $ 37,995 $ 27,245 $ 135,003 $ 102,435
Adjusted net income
per weighted average
share, basic(A)(i) $ 0.32 $ 0.23 $ 1.12 $ 0.96
Adjusted net income
per weighted average
share, diluted(A)(i) $ 0.32 $ 0.22 $ 1.12 $ 0.95

Replacement and growth
expenditures (ii)
Replacement
expenditures $ 38,741 $ 43,419 $ 126,808 $ 100,578
Growth expenditures 15,580 14,611 44,205 42,063
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Total replacement and
growth expenditures $ 54,321 $ 58,030 $ 171,013 $ 142,641
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Free cash flow(B)
Cash generated from
operating activities
(statement of cash
flows) $ 115,217 $ 120,667 $ 395,706 $ 293,861
Free cash flow(B) $ 59,281 $ 42,353 $ 262,464 $ 194,301
Free cash flow (B)
per weighted average
share, diluted $ 0.50 $ 0.35 $ 2.17 $ 1.81

Dividends
Dividends declared
(common shares) $ 14,418 $ 14,954 $ 60,646 $ 48,179
Dividends declared
(participating
preferred shares
("PPSs")) - - - 4,006
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Total dividends
declared $ 14,418 $ 14,954 $ 60,646 $ 52,185
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Note:
(i)Prior period amounts have been adjusted to conform to the current
period's presentation.
(ii)Please refer to the capital and landfill purchases section for further
details.

Management’s Discussion

(all amounts are in thousands of U.S. dollars, unless otherwise stated)

Segment Highlights – expressed on a reportable basis, which excludes WSI’s results for the period from January 1, 2010 to June 30, 2010. Additional details regarding the FX impact on our comparative results can be found in the Foreign Currency section of this report.

 

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holding FX
constant
(holding FX with the (2011 as
constant comparative reported
with the period less less
(as comparative 2010 as (as 2010 as
reported) period) reported) reported) reported)
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Revenues $ 429,879 $ 459,142 $ 29,263 $ 457,212 $ 27,333
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Canada $ 181,584 $ 187,520 $ 5,936 $ 185,590 $ 4,006
U.S. south $ 158,760 $ 185,426 $ 26,666 $ 185,426 $ 26,666
U.S. northeast $ 89,535 $ 86,196 $ (3,339)$ 86,196 $ (3,339)

Operating
expenses $ 255,261 $ 274,348 $ 19,087 $ 273,283 $ 18,022
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Canada $ 102,677 $ 102,721 $ 44 $ 101,656 $ (1,021)
U.S. south $ 96,609 $ 112,929 $ 16,320 $ 112,929 $ 16,320
U.S. northeast $ 55,975 $ 58,698 $ 2,723 $ 58,698 $ 2,723

SG&A (as
reported) $ 56,186 $ 58,151 $ 1,965 $ 58,178 $ 1,992
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Canada $ 16,509 $ 15,335 $ (1,174)$ 15,350 $ (1,159)
U.S. south $ 17,433 $ 18,624 $ 1,191 $ 18,624 $ 1,191
U.S. northeast $ 7,499 $ 7,272 $ (227)$ 7,272 $ (227)
Corporate $ 14,745 $ 16,920 $ 2,175 $ 16,932 $ 2,187

EBITDA(A)(as
reported) $ 118,432 $ 126,643 $ 8,211 $ 125,751 $ 7,319
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Canada $ 62,398 $ 69,464 $ 7,066 $ 68,584 $ 6,186
U.S. south $ 44,718 $ 53,873 $ 9,155 $ 53,873 $ 9,155
U.S. northeast $ 26,061 $ 20,226 $ (5,835)$ 20,226 $ (5,835)
Corporate $ (14,745)$ (16,920)$ (2,175)$ (16,932)$ (2,187)

Adjusted SG&A $ 51,052 $ 50,349 $ (703)$ 50,068 $ (984)
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Canada $ 16,509 $ 15,335 $ (1,174)$ 15,350 $ (1,159)
U.S. south $ 17,433 $ 18,624 $ 1,191 $ 18,624 $ 1,191
U.S. northeast $ 7,499 $ 7,272 $ (227)$ 7,272 $ (227)
Corporate $ 9,611 $ 9,118 $ (493)$ 8,822 $ (789)

Adjusted
EBITDA(A) $ 123,566 $ 134,445 $ 10,879 $ 133,861 $ 10,295
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Canada $ 62,398 $ 69,464 $ 7,066 $ 68,584 $ 6,186
U.S. south $ 44,718 $ 53,873 $ 9,155 $ 53,873 $ 9,155
U.S. northeast $ 26,061 $ 20,226 $ (5,835)$ 20,226 $ (5,835)
Corporate $ (9,611)$ (9,118)$ 493 $ (8,822)$ 789

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(2011
holding FX
constant
(holding FX with the (2011 as
constant comparative reported
with the period less less
(as comparative 2010 as (as 2010 as
reported) period) reported) reported) reported)
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Revenues $ 1,429,765 $ 1,810,050 $ 380,285 $ 1,840,096 $ 410,331
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Canada $ 584,141 $ 727,548 $ 143,407 $ 757,594 $ 173,453
U.S. south $ 502,308 $ 723,315 $ 221,007 $ 723,315 $ 221,007
U.S. northeast $ 343,316 $ 359,187 $ 15,871 $ 359,187 $ 15,871

Operating
expenses $ 839,973 $ 1,077,588 $ 237,615 $ 1,094,067 $ 254,094
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Canada $ 317,210 $ 399,018 $ 81,808 $ 415,497 $ 98,287
U.S. south $ 306,903 $ 439,700 $ 132,797 $ 439,700 $ 132,797
U.S. northeast $ 215,860 $ 238,870 $ 23,010 $ 238,870 $ 23,010

SG&A (as
reported) $ 192,865 $ 215,004 $ 22,139 $ 218,600 $ 25,735
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Canada $ 49,957 $ 59,242 $ 9,285 $ 61,689 $ 11,732
U.S. south $ 53,140 $ 72,186 $ 19,046 $ 72,186 $ 19,046
U.S. northeast $ 30,012 $ 30,775 $ 763 $ 30,775 $ 763
Corporate $ 59,756 $ 52,801 $ (6,955)$ 53,950 $ (5,806)

EBITDA(A)(as
reported) $ 396,927 $ 517,458 $ 120,531 $ 527,429 $ 130,502
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Canada $ 216,974 $ 269,288 $ 52,314 $ 280,408 $ 63,434
U.S. south $ 142,265 $ 211,429 $ 69,164 $ 211,429 $ 69,164
U.S. northeast $ 97,444 $ 89,542 $ (7,902)$ 89,542 $ (7,902)
Corporate $ (59,756)$ (52,801)$ 6,955 $ (53,950)$ 5,806

Adjusted SG&A $ 173,989 $ 208,039 $ 34,050 $ 211,493 $ 37,504
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Canada $ 49,957 $ 59,242 $ 9,285 $ 61,689 $ 11,732
U.S. south $ 53,140 $ 72,186 $ 19,046 $ 72,186 $ 19,046
U.S. northeast $ 30,012 $ 30,775 $ 763 $ 30,775 $ 763
Corporate $ 40,880 $ 45,836 $ 4,956 $ 46,843 $ 5,963

Adjusted
EBITDA(A) $ 415,803 $ 524,423 $ 108,620 $ 534,536 $ 118,733
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Canada $ 216,974 $ 269,288 $ 52,314 $ 280,408 $ 63,434
U.S. south $ 142,265 $ 211,429 $ 69,164 $ 211,429 $ 69,164
U.S. northeast $ 97,444 $ 89,542 $ (7,902)$ 89,542 $ (7,902)
Corporate $ (40,880)$ (45,836)$ (4,956)$ (46,843)$ (5,963)

Revenues

Gross revenue by service type

(prepared on a comparable basis)

The following tables present gross revenues by service offering prepared on a comparable basis. Accordingly, gross revenues derived from assets that were divested of in accordance with the Canadian Competition Bureau consent agreement have been excluded from the comparative results. In addition, WSI’s results for the period January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010 have been included in gross revenues presented for the year ended December 31, 2010. Gross revenues include intercompany revenues and therefore differ from revenues presented on a reportable basis.

 

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Canada - Canada - U.S. -
stated in percentage percentage
thousands of gross of gross
of C$ revenue U.S. revenue
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Commercial $ 73,967 34.1 $ 85,111 27.5
Industrial 34,641 16.0 45,606 14.8
Residential 34,615 16.0 66,745 21.6
Transfer and disposal 59,703 27.6 90,891 29.4
Recycling and other 13,649 6.3 20,726 6.7
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Gross revenues $ 216,575 100.0 $ 309,079 100.0
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Total collection $ 156,872 72.4 $ 218,188 70.6
Transfer and disposal 59,703 27.6 90,891 29.4
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Gross revenues $ 216,575 100.0 $ 309,079 100.0
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Canada - Canada - U.S. -
stated in percentage percentage
thousands of of gross of gross
C$ (i) revenue U.S.(i) revenue
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Commercial $ 70,703 34.1 $ 76,090 27.3
Industrial 35,222 17.0 39,168 14.0
Residential 34,548 16.7 60,322 21.6
Transfer and disposal 53,305 25.7 86,137 30.9
Recycling and other 13,394 6.5 17,270 6.2
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Gross revenues $ 207,172 100.0 $ 278,987 100.0
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Total collection $ 153,867 74.3 $ 192,850 69.1
Transfer and disposal 53,305 25.7 86,137 30.9
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Gross revenues $ 207,172 100.0 $ 278,987 100.0
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Note:
(i)Prior period amounts have been adjusted for divestitures and have been
adjusted to conform to the current period's presentation.

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Canada - Canada - U.S. -
stated in percentage percentage
thousands of gross of gross
of C$ revenue U.S. revenue
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Commercial $ 297,121 34.8 $ 334,090 27.0
Industrial 141,329 16.6 184,857 15.0
Residential 135,722 15.9 255,256 20.7
Transfer and disposal 224,073 26.3 381,972 30.9
Recycling and other 54,359 6.4 78,771 6.4
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Gross revenues $ 852,604 100.0 $ 1,234,946 100.0
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Total collection $ 628,531 73.7 $ 852,974 69.1
Transfer and disposal 224,073 26.3 381,972 30.9
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Gross revenues $ 852,604 100.0 $ 1,234,946 100.0
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stated in percentage percentage
thousands of gross of gross
of C$ (i) revenue U.S.(i) revenue
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Commercial $ 278,763 34.5 $ 297,753 27.1
Industrial 140,313 17.4 157,470 14.3
Residential 133,586 16.6 228,111 20.7
Transfer and disposal 204,934 25.4 350,367 31.9
Recycling and other 48,865 6.1 65,919 6.0
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Gross revenues $ 806,461 100.0 $ 1,099,620 100.0
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Total collection $ 601,527 74.6 $ 749,253 68.1
Transfer and disposal 204,934 25.4 350,367 31.9
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Gross revenues $ 806,461 100.0 $ 1,099,620 100.0
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Note:
(i)Prior year amounts have been adjusted for divestitures and have been
adjusted to conform to the current year's presentation.

Gross revenue by service type

(prepared on a reportable basis)

The following tables present gross revenues by service offering prepared on a reportable basis. Accordingly, gross revenues derived from assets that were divested of are included in the prior period results until the date of divestiture. In addition, WSI’s results for the period January 1, 2010 to June 30, 2010 are excluded from gross revenues presented for the year ended December 31, 2010.

 

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Canada - percentage percentage
stated in of of
thousands gross gross
of C$ revenue U.S. revenue
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Commercial $ 73,967 34.1 $ 85,111 27.5
Industrial 34,641 16.0 45,606 14.8
Residential 34,615 16.0 66,745 21.6
Transfer and
disposal 59,703 27.6 90,891 29.4
Recycling and other 13,649 6.3 20,726 6.7
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Gross revenues $ 216,575 100.0 $ 309,079 100.0
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Total collection $ 156,872 72.4 $ 218,188 70.6
Transfer and
disposal 59,703 27.6 90,891 29.4
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Gross revenues $ 216,575 100.0 $ 309,079 100.0
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Canada - percentage percentage
stated in of of
thousands gross gross
of C$ revenue U.S. revenue
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Commercial $ 71,347 34.3 $ 76,090 27.3
Industrial 34,063 16.3 39,168 14.0
Residential 32,847 15.7 60,322 21.6
Transfer and
disposal 58,477 28.0 89,765 32.2
Recycling and other 11,870 5.7 13,642 4.9
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Gross revenues $ 208,604 100.0 $ 278,987 100.0
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Total collection $ 150,127 72.0 $ 189,222 67.8
Transfer and
disposal 58,477 28.0 89,765 32.2
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Gross revenues $ 208,604 100.0 $ 278,987 100.0
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stated in percentage percentage
thousands of gross of gross
of C$ revenue U.S. revenue
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Commercial $ 297,121 34.8 $ 334,090 27.0
Industrial 141,329 16.6 184,857 15.0
Residential 135,722 15.9 255,256 20.7
Transfer and
disposal 224,073 26.3 381,972 30.9
Recycling and other 54,359 6.4 78,771 6.4
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Gross revenues $ 852,604 100.0 $ 1,234,946 100.0
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Total collection $ 628,531 73.7 $ 852,974 69.1
Transfer and
disposal 224,073 26.3 381,972 30.9
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Gross revenues $ 852,604 100.0 $ 1,234,946 100.0
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stated in percentage percentage
thousands of gross of gross
of C$ revenue U.S. revenue
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Commercial $ 242,425 35.3 $ 249,038 25.7
Industrial 115,724 16.8 132,987 13.7
Residential 103,578 15.0 208,129 21.5
Transfer and
disposal 187,939 27.3 326,109 33.7
Recycling and other 38,647 5.6 51,897 5.4
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Gross revenues $ 688,313 100.0 $ 968,160 100.0
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Total collection $ 500,374 72.7 $ 642,051 66.3
Transfer and
disposal 187,939 27.3 326,109 33.7
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Gross revenues $ 688,313 100.0 $ 968,160 100.0
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Gross revenue growth or decline components – expressed in percentages and excluding FX

(prepared on a comparable basis – 2011 only)

The table below has been prepared on a comparable basis. However, component percentages presented for the year ended December 31, 2010 have not been prepared on a comparable basis and accordingly only include WSI’s results from July 2, 2010.

 

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Price
Price 1.9 0.3 3.1 2.0
Fuel surcharges 0.8 1.0 0.9 0.5
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Total price growth 2.7 1.3 4.0 2.5

Volume 1.5 - 2.3 1.3
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Total gross organic revenue
growth 4.2 1.3 6.3 3.8

Acquisitions 0.3 9.5 2.7 5.8
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Total gross revenue growth 4.5 10.8 9.0 9.6
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Note:
(i)Prior period amounts have been adjusted to conform to the current
period's presentation.
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Price
Price 2.7 1.2 3.7 3.7
Fuel surcharges 1.1 1.1 0.7 0.4
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Total price growth 3.8 2.3 4.4 4.1

Volume 1.2 0.2 4.3 1.1
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Total gross organic revenue
growth 5.0 2.5 8.7 5.2

Acquisitions 0.7 9.8 3.8 5.6
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Total gross revenue growth 5.7 12.3 12.5 10.8
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Note:
(i)Prior year amounts have been adjusted to conform to the current year's
presentation.

Three months ended

On a “comparable basis”, our Canadian segment delivered price growth in every service line, excluding recycling. A drop in recycled fiber pricing was the primary reason for the decline in comparative gross revenue growth for the recycling service line. Canadian segment gross revenues also benefited from volume gains as well. On a comparative basis, higher landfill and commercial volumes were the largest contributors to comparative gross revenue growth. Lower industrial volumes partially offset gross revenue improvements derived from volume growth in all other service lines. The decline in industrial volumes is due principally to softer economic conditions in certain markets. Acquisitions had a modest impact on quarterly gross revenue growth, and the higher cost of diesel fuel was passed through resulting in higher comparative fuel surcharges.

Acquisitions were the primary contributors to gross revenue growth in our U.S. south segment. However, pricing was also up over the comparative period, which we enjoyed across all service lines. Gross revenues didn’t benefit from significant volume improvements on a comparative basis, which were basically flat period to period. Landfill volumes in our Florida businesses were lower on a comparative basis due to lower contaminated soil volumes and softness in industrial activity in the Gulf coast. These declines were fully offset by higher recycling volumes recognized on a comparative basis. The pass through of higher diesel fuel costs also contributed to the increase in gross revenues.

Gross revenues in our U.S. northeast segment were unchanged comparatively. Acquisitions contributed an additional approximately $ 3,100 to gross revenues in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to the same period last year, but declines in pricing eroded all contributions from acquisitions. Declines in recycled fibers pricing was the primary contributor to the decline in period over period pricing performance, but lower pricing was felt across most service lines due to soft economic conditions in this region coupled with continued competitive pressures. The pass through of fuel surcharges was only up slightly on a comparative basis due to stagnant business growth and competitive pressures, and the increase in fuel surcharges was insufficient to cover the rising cost of diesel fuel.

Year ended

On a comparable basis, gross revenues in Canada grew approximately C$ 45,900. Growth was due in large part to pricing strength we enjoyed across all service lines. With the exception of our industrial service line, all service lines in Canada posted comparative revenue growth from volume improvements. The decline in industrial volumes is principally a reflection of softer economic conditions in certain markets. Acquisitions and rising diesel fuel prices, which contributed to the increase in comparable fuel surcharges recorded to revenues, also contributed to gross revenue growth year over year.

On a comparable basis, U.S. south segment gross revenues increased approximately $ 120,300. Acquisitions were a large component of this segment’s gross revenue growth, contributing approximately $ 90,800 to the increase. We also realized stronger pricing across all service lines and with the exception of a residential contract loss, we also enjoyed comparative volume growth in all service lines as well. Higher diesel fuel prices passed through to our customers in the form of fuel surcharges also contributed to gross revenue growth.

Gross revenues increased approximately $ 15,000 in our U.S. northeast segment and approximately $ 17,600 is attributable to acquisitions. Year over year, total overall pricing and volumes declined in this segment. Higher landfill and recycling pricing and volumes increased on a comparative basis. Economic softness in this segment, heightened competition and the closure of a recycling collection facility for the better part of the current year, are the primary reasons for this segment’s softer performance across all other service lines. Higher fuel surcharges contributed to the growth in gross revenues year over year, but the pass through of fuel surcharges has been insufficient to cover the rise in diesel fuel costs.

Operating expenses

Three months ended

Excluding the impact of FX, which reduced comparative operating expenses presented on a reportable basis, approximately ($ 1,100), operating expenses increased quarter over quarter. Total disposal, labour and vehicle operating and maintenance expenses were the primary contributors to the increase, approximately $ 3,600, $ 4,800 and $ 7,800, respectively. The increase in each of these costs is due in large part to acquisitions completed in the year, coupled with an overall increase in waste volumes collected in our base business. At 59.8%, fourth quarter operating expenses as a percentage of reportable revenues is higher than the 59.4% achieved in the comparative period. As a percentage of reportable revenues, higher proportionate vehicle operating costs was the primary drag on comparative margins which is attributable to the composition of business we acquired in the year coupled with higher diesel fuel costs.

As a percentage of reportable revenues, operating expenses in Canada were 54.8% for the quarter compared to 56.5% for the same period a year ago. The current quarter decline is the direct result of operating efficiencies realized from our integration of WSI’s assets and operations that we acquired in July 2010. “Tuck-in” acquisitions partially offset the benefit of these operating efficiency gains as did higher fuel costs. Removing fuel surcharges from reportable revenues for both the current and comparative quarter, and a like amount from operating expenses, results in a comparative operating margin improvement of 50 basis points.

As a percentage of reportable revenues, operating expenses in our U.S. south segment were 60.9% for the quarter versus 60.9% in the comparative period. The mix of revenues acquired by way of “tuck-in” acquisition and the rising price of diesel fuel have had both a positive and negative impact on current period operating costs relative to revenues. As outlined above in the Canadian segment discussion, removing the impact of fuel surcharges from reportable revenues, and a like amount from operating expenses, for both the current and comparative periods, results in a comparative operating margin improvement of 40 basis points.

On a comparative basis, the U.S. northeast region experienced an increase in its cost of operations relative to reportable revenues. The increase in operating costs is due to higher transportation costs to transport waste to our Seneca Meadows landfill and to third party sites, which is due in large part to the rising cost of fuel. Higher labour and vehicle operating cost are due to “tuck-in” acquisitions which introduced more collection operations in this segment. Vehicle operating costs have also increased as a result of increasing diesel fuel prices. Removing the impact of fuel surcharges from revenues and operating expenses for the current and comparative quarters, results in a comparative operating margin decline of 80 basis points.

Year ended

We attribute approximately $ 213,000 of the year over year increase to our acquisition of WSI. The WSI acquisition naturally resulted in higher disposal, labour, vehicle operating and insurance costs. “Tuck-in” acquisitions, FX, higher fuel costs and organic growth also contributed to the increase in operating costs on a comparative basis. Higher commodity rebates resulting from higher comparative commodity pricing, which were most pronounced in our U.S. northeast and Canadian businesses, also contributed to the increase year-to-year.

As a percentage of reportable revenues, operating expenses in Canada were 54.8% for the year, compared to 54.3% last year. The mix of revenues we acquired on our acquisition of WSI, together with higher fuel costs and ‘tuck-in” acquisitions are the primary reasons for the increase in comparative costs. Operating efficiency gains and synergies realized in the current year partially offset these increases. Removing fuel surcharges from reportable revenues for both the current and comparative year, and a like amount from operating expenses, improves our current year operating margin by 50 basis points.

As a percentage of reportable revenues, operating expenses in our U.S. south segment were 60.8% for the year, compared to 61.1% last year. The margin improvement is due to the mix of revenues we acquired on our acquisition of WSI coupled with other “tuck-in” acquisitions. Higher fuel prices partially offset the margin improvement from acquisitions. As outlined above in the Canadian segment discussion, removing the impact of fuel surcharges from reportable revenues, and a like amount from operating expenses, for both the current and comparative years, improves our current year operating margin by 60 basis points.

On a comparative basis, the U.S. northeast region experienced an increase in its cost of operations relative to reportable revenues. The increase in operating costs is due to higher transportation costs to transport waste to our Seneca Meadows landfill and to third party sites, which is due in large part to the rising cost of fuel, coupled with an increase in leachate treatment costs. The increase in disposal costs is also due to “tuck-in” acquisitions which introduced more collection operations in this segment. Vehicle operating costs have also increased as a result of both increasing fuel prices and the mix of service offering due to “tuck-in” acquisitions. Removing the impact of fuel surcharges from revenues and operating expenses for both the current and prior year periods results in a 20 basis point decline in comparative operating margins.

SG&A expenses

Three months ended

We incurred a non-recurring one-time charge for the non-renewal of the Company’s former Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer’s agreement totaling approximately $ 9,900. This charge was partially offset by our recognition of an approximately ($ 2,700) recovery due to fair value movements in stock options in the current quarter, compared to an approximately $ 2,200 expense in the same period last year. We also recognized additional synergies from our acquisition of WSI quarter over quarter and incurred less transaction and related costs due to the timing and size of acquisitions completed on a comparative basis. However, these savings were largely offset by additional SG&A expenses from “tuck-in” acquisitions and higher professional fees. Higher professional fees were incurred in the current quarter for certain legal matters, including our defense of an anti-trust lawsuit. In the same period last year, we recovered various professional fees incurred in defense of this same matter, and the recovery of amounts we recognized in the fourth quarter of 2010 did not repeat in 2011.

As a percentage of reportable revenues, SG&A expense, expressed on an adjusted basis, is 11.0% for the quarter compared to 11.9% in the same period last year. This represents a 90 basis improvement and is due in large part to rationalizing personnel and operating locations since our acquisition of WSI and lower comparative performance compensation due to the Company’s soft operating performance in 2011.

Year ended

On a year over year basis, higher SG&A expense is due to the acquisition of WSI, “tuck-in” acquisitions, FX, organic growth and a non-recurring one-time charge resulting from the non-renewal of the Company’s former Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer’s agreement, partially offset by recoveries recognized on fair value movements in stock options and lower transaction and related costs. Excluding the impact of lower transaction and related costs, fair value movements in stock options, restricted share expense and costs incurred for the non-renewal of an executive agreement, adjusted SG&A increased approximately $ 37,500 year over year. This increase is the result of FX, approximately $ 3,500, coupled with higher salary, facility, office, and professional fees, which combined accounts for approximately $ 32,200 of the increase.

As a percentage of reportable revenues, adjusted SG&A expense is 11.5% versus 12.3% last year. This change represents an 80 basis improvement over the prior year. We attribute the bulk of the improvement to our rationalization of personnel and operating locations since our acquisition of WSI.

Corporate SG&A includes certain executive, legal, accounting, internal audit, treasury, investor relations, corporate development, environmental management, information technology, human resources, sales and other administrative costs. Corporate SG&A also includes transaction and related costs, fair value changes to stock options, restricted share expenses and costs incurred for the non-renewal of an executive agreement. The increase year-to-year is due in large part to a non-recurring one-time payment made to the Company’s former Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, coupled with higher professional fees and higher corporate salary, facility and office costs, which are due in large part to our acquisition of WSI. On a comparative basis, transaction and related costs declined. In the prior year, acquisition and related costs were incurred principally for our acquisition of WSI. Since we did not complete an acquisition of this size in the current year, acquisition and related costs declined accordingly. The increase in corporate SG&A expense year over year was partially offset by fair value movements in stock options due to a combination of movements in the Company’s share price coupled with a decline in the Company’s share price volatility. Share price volatility is an input variable used in the determination of fair value applying the Black-Scholes-Merton option pricing model.

Free cash flow(B)

Purpose and objective

The purpose of presenting this non-GAAP measure is to provide similar disclosures presented by other U.S. publicly listed companies in our industry and to provide investors and analysts with an additional measure of our value and liquidity. We use this non-GAAP measure to assess our relative performance to our peers and to assess the availability of funds for growth investment, share repurchases, debt repayment or dividend increases.

Free cash flow(B) – cash flow approach

 

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Cash generated
from operating
activities $ 115,217 $ 120,667 $ (5,450)$ 395,706 $ 293,861 $ 101,845
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Operating and
investing
Stock option
(recovery)
expense (2,685) 2,166 (4,851) (6,808) 8,336 (15,144)
Acquisition and
related costs 141 2,389 (2,248) 1,880 8,563 (6,683)
Non-renewal of
executive
agreement 9,928 - 9,928 9,928 - 9,928
Restructuring
expenses 411 1,388 (977) 1,609 5,180 (3,571)
Other expenses 45 2,566 (2,521) 872 3,210 (2,338)
Write-off of
landfill
development
assets - (290) 290 - (290) 290
Changes in non-
cash working
capital items (10,186) (29,155) 18,969 28,664 14,612 14,052
Capital and
landfill asset
purchases (54,321) (58,030) 3,709 (171,013) (142,641) (28,372)
Proceeds from the
sale of capital
assets 721 329 392 5,925 3,001 2,924

Financing
Interest on long-
term debt - high
yield defeasance
interest - - - - 1,663 (1,663)
Write-off of
landfill
development
assets - 290 (290) - - -
Purchase of
restricted shares - - - (4,226) (1,241) (2,985)
Net realized
foreign exchange
loss (gain) 10 33 (23) (73) 47 (120)
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Free cash flow(B) – adjusted EBITDA(A) approach

We typically calculate free cash flow(B) using an operations approach which is similar to the calculation required by our Canadian and U.S. facilities.

 

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EBITDA(A) $ 133,861 $ 123,566 $ 10,295 $ 534,536 $ 415,803 $ 118,733
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Purchase of
restricted
shares - - - (4,226) (1,241) (2,985)
Capital and
landfill asset
purchases (54,321) (58,030) 3,709 (171,013) (142,641) (28,372)
Proceeds from the
sale of capital
assets 721 329 392 5,925 3,001 2,924
Landfill closure
and post-
closure
expenditures (1,183) (2,588) 1,405 (4,345) (5,749) 1,404
Landfill closure
and post-
closure cost
accretion
expense 1,255 1,035 220 5,071 3,827 1,244
Interest on long-
term debt (13,723) (14,822) 1,099 (62,086) (48,786) (13,300)
Interest on long-
term debt - high
yield defeasance
interest - - - - 1,663 (1,663)
Non-cash interest
expense 1,680 1,262 418 6,035 4,672 1,363
Current income
tax expense (9,009) (8,399) (610) (47,433) (36,248) (11,185)
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The increase in free cash flow(B) quarter over quarter is the result of organic and acquisition growth, which fueled the increase in adjusted EBITDA(A) on a comparative basis. Lower capital and landfill purchases, are due in part to higher prior year spending for replacement land and building expenditures resulting from the integration of certain operating locations in Canada, coupled with higher comparative vehicle spending in the prior year due to the replacement of various WSI acquired equipment. Landfill closure and post-closure expenditures also declined on a comparative basis. The lumpy nature of these expenditures is the primary reason for the decline. Finally, the decline in interest on long-term debt was also a contributor to the increase in free cash flow(B) on a comparative basis. Pricing amendments to our credit facilities completed half way through 2011 was the primary reason for the decline in interest expense, partially offset by slightly higher debt levels.

Year ended

For the year, free cash flow(B) increased comparatively, with approximately $ 5,100 attributable to FX. The acquisition of WSI was the single largest contributor to our free cash flow(B) and adjusted EBITDA(A) growth year over year. However, improvements to free cash flow(B) and adjusted EBITDA(A) were also realized from both organic growth and “tuck-in” acquisitions. Capital and landfill asset purchases grew for largely the same reasons as adjusted EBITDA(A) did. As a percentage of adjusted EBITDA(A), capital and landfill asset purchases were proportionately lower in the current year when compared to the prior. Land, building and vehicle replacements incurred in connection with our integration of WSI in the prior year are the primary reasons for the higher proportionate spending in the prior year. Higher debt levels, due primarily to our acquisition of WSI, “tuck-in” acquisitions and share repurchases, are the primary reasons for the increase in interest on long-term debt. Cash taxes also increased comparatively. Once again, the acquisition of WSI, “tuck-in” acquisitions, organic growth, net of divestitures, is the root cause of the rise in cash taxes in Canada.

Capital and landfill purchases

Capital and landfill purchases characterized as replacement and growth expenditures are as follows:

 

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Replacement $ 38,741 $ 43,419 $ (4,678)$ 126,808 $ 100,578 $ 26,230
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Capital and landfill purchases – replacement

Capital and landfill purchases characterized as “replacement” expenditures represent cash outlays to sustain current cash flows and are funded from free cash flow(B). Replacement expenditures include the replacement of existing capital assets and all construction spending at our landfills.

Three months ended

Replacement expenditures declined on a comparative basis for the three months ended December 31st. Replacement expenditures in our Canadian segment declined approximately ($ 8,700) between the fourth quarter of 2011 and 2010. The period to period decline is principally attributable to replacement land and building expenditures resulting from the integration of certain BFI and WSI locations, coupled with higher comparative vehicle spending due to the timing of spend and replacement of ageing WSI acquired equipment incurred in the fourth quarter of 2010. These expenditures were not repeated in 2011. The balance of the change is the result of higher replacement spending in our U.S. business. Landfill cell construction accounts for approximately $ 3,800 of the quarter over quarter increase which is due to the timing of spend. Capital expenditures in our U.S. business represent the balance of the increase due to the maintenance of a larger base of assets.

Year ended

For the year, replacement expenditures in Canada and the U.S. increased. The increase in Canada is approximately $ 11,200 and approximately $ 3,700 of the increase is the result of higher landfill cell construction. The increase in cell construction is due largely to an increase in spending incurred at landfills we acquired in connection with our acquisition of WSI. The timing of spend has also contributed to the overall increase in landfill construction spending in Canada. Naturally replacement capital expenditures increased in Canada as a result of maintaining a larger collection of assets which is principally due to our acquisition of WSI. This increase was partially offset by a reduction in comparative spending in the fourth quarter this year compared to last year. Higher fourth quarter spending was incurred in the prior year to integrate our locations with those acquired from WSI and to refresh WSI’s ageing vehicle fleet. Replacement expenditures in our U.S. business increased for many of the same reasons outlined above for our Canadian business. The acquisition of WSI was the primary reason for the increase in both replacement capital and landfill spending in the U.S., coupled with a larger base of assets that also increased due to acquisitions completed in the current year.

Capital and landfill purchases – growth

Capital and landfill purchases characterized as “growth” expenditures represent cash outlays to generate new or future cash flows and are generally funded from free cash flow(B). Growth expenditures include capital assets, including facilities (new or expansion), to support new contract wins and organic business growth.

Three months ended

Growth expenditures were up quarter over quarter and the increase is due principally to higher spending in our U.S. business. Growth expenditures in the U.S. were up comparatively, approximately $ 5,700. The increase in U.S. growth expenditures is due to a contract win in the fourth quarter of 2011 for our U.S. south operations. U.S. growth expenditures were partially offset by a decline in Canadian segment spending. The timing of land and building purchases undertaken in the fourth quarter of 2010 were not repeated in the current year and this is the primary cause of the Canadian segment decline.

Year ended

Growth expenditures were up year over year and the increase is due principally to higher growth spending in our U.S. business which increased approximately $ 8,000. The increase is due in part to growth capital attributable to WSI’s operations which we acquired at the midpoint of 2010. In addition, the purchase of a previously leased facility we acquired by way of an acquisition completed in the U.S. south this year, also contributed to the rise in growth expenditures. Finally, a contract win in the fourth quarter of 2011 in our U.S. south operations also contributed to the increase in growth expenditures year-to-year. The increase in U.S. growth expenditures were partially offset by a decline in Canadian segment spending. The timing of land and building purchases undertaken in the fourth quarter of 2010 were not repeated in the current year and this is the primary cause of the Canadian segment decline.

Readers are reminded that revenue, adjusted EBITDA(A), and cash flow contributions realized from growth expenditures will materialize over future periods.

Long-term debt

Summarized details of our long-term debt facilities at December 31, 2011 are as follows:

 

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Canadian long-term debt
facilities - stated in
C$
Senior secured
debenture, series B $ 58,000 $ 58,000 $ - $ -
Revolving credit
facility $ 525,000 $ 349,000 $ 55,481 $ 120,519

U.S. long-term debt
facilities - stated in
U.S. dollars
Revolving credit
facility $ 1,122,500 $ 800,500 $ 143,655 $ 178,345
Variable rate demand
solid waste disposal
revenue bonds
("IRBs")(i) $ 194,000 $ 109,000 $ - $ 85,000
Other $ 3,396 $ 3,396 $ - $ -

Note:
(i)IRB drawings at floating rates of interest, will, under the terms of the
underlying agreement, typically be used to repay revolving credit advances
on our U.S. facility. However, IRB drawings bearing interest at floating
rates requires us to issue letters of credit equal to the principal amount
of the IRB drawn.

Funded debt to EBITDA (as defined and calculated in accordance with our Canadian and U.S. facilities)

At December 31, 2011, funded long-term debt to EBITDA is as follows:

 

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Funded debt to EBITDA 1.81 3.21 1.91 3.20
Funded debt to EBITDA
maximum(i) 3.00 4.00 3.00 4.00

Note:
(i)Our U.S. long-term debt facility precludes IESI Corporation from paying
dividends if their funded debt to EBITDA ratio exceeds 3.9 times.

Canadian facility

On December 31, 2011, advances under our Canadian facility were C$ 349,000 and total letters of credit amounted to approximately C$ 55,500. Available capacity at December 31, 2011, excluding the accordion, was approximately C$ 120,500 and our funded debt to EBITDA ratio (as defined and calculated in accordance with our Canadian facility) was 1.81 times.

We increased Canadian facility advances since December 31, 2010 by C$ 24,000. Share repurchases of approximately $ 55,800 made in the year, compared to $ nil in the prior year, is the primary reason for the increase. This amount was partially offset by excess free cash flow(B) generated by our Canadian operations.

Effective July 15, 2011, we amended pricing on our Canadian facility. Pricing on advances drawn under the facility declined by 62.5 basis points. Pricing ranges from 50 to 175 basis points over bank prime for borrowings on prime and 150 to 275 basis points over Bankers’ Acceptances (“BAs”) for borrowings on BAs. Pricing on financial letters of credit decreased by similar amounts and pricing ranges from 150 to 275 basis points. Standby fees declined between 15 and 17.5 basis points, and pricing ranges from 37.5 to 68.8 basis points, while pricing for non-financial letters of credit decreased between 41.3 and 41.7 basis points. All other significant terms remain unchanged.

U.S. facility

On December 31, 2011, advances under our U.S. facility were $ 800,500 and total letters of credit amounted to approximately $ 143,700. Available capacity under the facility at December 31, 2011, excluding the accordion, was approximately $ 178,300 and our funded debt to EBITDA ratio (as defined and calculated in accordance with our U.S. facility) was 3.21 times.

The increase in U.S. facility advances since December 31, 2010 totals $ 39,500 and is due in part to the purchase of 1,000 shares in the secondary public offering at a cost of $ 23,500. We also completed “tuck-in” acquisitions in the current year for total cash consideration of approximately $ 136,300. These amounts were partially offset by debt repayments from excess free cash flow(B) generated by our U.S. operations.

Effective July 7, 2011, we entered into a Second Amended and Restated Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility (the “amended U.S. facility”). By entering into the amended U.S. facility the total commitment increased to $ 1,377,500, from $ 1,250,000. Available lending under the amended U.S. facility is $ 1,122,500, up $ 45,000 from $ 1,077,500, and the facility has an “accordion feature” equal to $ 255,000. Financial covenants remained principally unchanged. However, the amended U.S. facility permits a maximum total funded debt to rolling four-quarter EBITDA ratio of 4.5 times and a maximum senior secured debt to rolling four-quarter EBITDA ratio of 3.5 times should the parent company, Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd., borrow an amount no less than $ 150,000 and loan these borrowings to IESI. In addition, the restriction precluding IESI from paying dividends if their funded debt to EBITDA ratio exceeds 3.9 times will increase to 4.4 times should IESI receive monies from parent company borrowings. The amended U.S. facility was also modified to allow IESI to be in compliance with the requirement to maintain interest rate hedges at fixed rates for at least 40% of total funded debt so long as its’ in place interest rate hedges are not more than $ 10,000 under the 40% hedging requirement. This test is performed quarterly.

Pricing declined on advances drawn under the facility by 75 basis points. Pricing ranges from 175 to 250 basis points over LIBOR for borrowings on LIBOR and 75 to 150 basis points over bank prime for prime rate advances. Pricing on financial letters of credit are 175 to 250 basis points which represents a decline of 75 basis points from previous pricing points. Fronting fees of 12.5 basis points on financial letters of credit are payable at all pricing levels. Standby fees declined by 12.5 basis points and range from 25 to 50 basis points. All other significant terms remain unchanged.

Long-term debt to pro forma adjusted EBITDA(A)

Our pro forma adjusted EBITDA(A) ratio prepared on a combined basis, assuming FX parity, is 2.47 times.

Foreign Currency

(in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated)

 

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March 31 $ 1.0290 $ 1.0142 $ 1.0142
June 30 $ 1.0370 $ 1.0334 $ 1.0237
September 30 $ 0.9626 $ 1.0202 $ 1.0225
December 31 $ 0.9833 $ 0.9774 $ 1.0109

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Balance Statement of Operations and
Sheet Comprehensive Income or Loss
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Current Average Average
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March 31 $ 0.9846 $ 0.9607 $ 0.9607
June 30 $ 0.9429 $ 0.9731 $ 0.9669
September 30 $ 0.9711 $ 0.9624 $ 0.9654
December 31 $ 1.0054 $ 0.9873 $ 0.9708

FX Impact on Consolidated Results

The following tables have been prepared to assist readers in assessing the impact of FX on selected results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2011.

 

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Consolidated
Statement of
Operations
Revenues $ 429,879 $ 29,263 $ 459,142
Operating expenses 255,261 19,087 274,348
Selling, general and
administration 56,186 1,965 58,151
Restructuring
expenses 1,388 (957) 431
Goodwill impairment - 360,557 360,557
Amortization 62,263 (3,662) 58,601
Net gain on sale of
capital assets (33) (516) (549)
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Operating income
(loss) 54,814 (347,211) (292,397)
Interest on long-term
debt 14,822 (1,023) 13,799
Net foreign exchange
loss 33 (22) 11
Net gain on financial
instruments (2,245) 1,133 (1,112)
Other expense 2,566 (2,509) 57
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Income (loss) before
net income tax
expense (recovery)
and net loss from
equity accounted
investee 39,638 (344,790) (305,152)
Net income tax
expense (recovery) 17,953 (27,400) (9,447)
Net loss from equity
accounted investee 2 35 37
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Adjusted EBITDA(A)(i) $ 123,566 $ 10,879 $ 134,445
Adjusted operating
income(A)(i) $ 61,336 $ 15,057 $ 76,393
Adjusted net
income(A)(i) $ 27,245 $ 10,991 $ 38,236
Free cash flow(B)(ii) $ 42,353 $ 16,979 $ 59,332

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Consolidated
Statement of
Operations
Revenues $ (1,930) $ 457,212
Operating expenses (1,065) 273,283
Selling, general and
administration 27 58,178
Restructuring
expenses (20) 411
Goodwill impairment - 360,557
Amortization (229) 58,372
Net gain on sale of
capital assets 8 (541)
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Operating income
(loss) (651) (293,048)
Interest on long-term
debt (76) 13,723
Net foreign exchange
loss (1) 10
Net gain on financial
instruments 11 (1,101)
Other expense (12) 45
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Income (loss) before
net income tax
expense (recovery)
and net loss from
equity accounted
investee (573) (305,725)
Net income tax
expense (recovery) (128) (9,575)
Net loss from equity
accounted investee 1 38
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Net income (loss) $ (446) $ (296,188)
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Adjusted EBITDA(A)(i)$ (584) $ 133,861
Adjusted operating
income(A)(i) $ (363) $ 76,030
Adjusted net
income(A)(i) $ (241) $ 37,995
Free cash flow(B)(ii)$ (51) $ 59,281

Note:
(i)Prior period amounts have been adjusted to conform to the current
period's presentation.
(ii)Please refer to the free cash flow section for further details.

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and other non- the
operating comparative
(as reported) changes) year)
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Consolidated Statement of Operations
Revenues $ 1,429,765 $ 380,285 $ 1,810,050
Operating expenses 839,973 237,615 1,077,588
Selling, general and
administration 192,865 22,139 215,004
Restructuring
expenses 5,180 (3,618) 1,562
Goodwill impairment - 360,557 360,557
Amortization 207,666 45,335 253,001
Net gain on sale of
capital assets (414) (2,972) (3,386)
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Operating income
(loss) 184,495 (278,771) (94,276)
Interest on long-term
debt 48,786 12,521 61,307
Net foreign exchange
loss (gain) 47 (120) (73)
Net gain on financial
instruments (5,493) 514 (4,979)
Other expense 3,210 (2,372) 838
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Income (loss) before
net income tax
expense and
net loss from equity
accounted investee 137,945 (289,314) (151,369)
Net income tax
expense 55,658 (7,345) 48,313
Net loss from equity
accounted investee 118 (26) 92
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Net income (loss) $ 82,169 $ (281,943) $ (199,774)
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Adjusted EBITDA(A)(i) $ 415,803 $ 108,620 $ 524,423
Adjusted operating
income(A)(i) $ 208,551 $ 66,258 $ 274,809
Adjusted net
income(A)(i) $ 102,435 $ 28,836 $ 131,271
Free cash flow(B)(ii) $ 194,301 $ 63,021 $ 257,322

Year ended
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December 31, December 31,
2011 2011
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(FX impact) (as reported)
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Consolidated
Statement of
Operations
Revenues $ 30,046 $ 1,840,096
Operating expenses 16,479 1,094,067
Selling, general and
administration 3,596 218,600
Restructuring
expenses 47 1,609
Goodwill impairment - 360,557
Amortization 4,065 257,066
Net gain on sale of
capital assets (26) (3,412)
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Operating income
(loss) 5,885 (88,391)
Interest on long-term
debt 779 62,086
Net foreign exchange
loss (gain) - (73)
Net gain on financial
instruments (5) (4,984)
Other expense 34 872
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Income (loss) before
net income tax
expense and
net loss from equity
accounted investee 5,077 (146,292)
Net income tax
expense 1,435 49,748
Net loss from equity
accounted investee 4 96
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Net income (loss) $ 3,638 $ (196,136)
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Adjusted EBITDA(A)(i)$ 10,113 $ 534,536
Adjusted operating
income(A)(i) $ 6,073 $ 280,882
Adjusted net
income(A)(i) $ 3,732 $ 135,003
Free cash flow(B)(ii)$ 5,142 $ 262,464

Note:
(i)Prior year amounts have been adjusted to conform to the current year's
presentation.
(ii)Please refer to the free cash flow section for further details.

Definitions of Adjusted EBITDA and Free cash flow

(A) All references to “Adjusted EBITDA” in this document are to revenues less operating expense and SG&A, excluding certain non-operating or non-recurring SG&A expense, on the consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive income or loss. Adjusted EBITDA excludes some or all of the following: certain SG&A expenses, restructuring expenses, goodwill impairment, amortization, net gain or loss on sale of capital assets, interest on long-term debt, net foreign exchange gain or loss, net gain or loss on financial instruments, other expenses, income taxes and income or loss from equity accounted investee. Adjusted EBITDA is a term used by us that does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by U.S. GAAP and is therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures used by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA is a measure of our operating profitability, and by definition, excludes certain items as detailed above. These items are viewed by us as either non-cash (in the case of goodwill impairment, amortization, net gain or loss on financial instruments, net foreign exchange gain or loss, deferred income taxes and net income or loss from equity accounted investee) or non-operating (in the case of certain SG&A expenses, restructuring expenses, net gain or loss on sale of capital assets, interest on long-term debt, other expenses, and current income taxes). Adjusted EBITDA is a useful financial and operating metric for us, our board of directors, and our lenders, as it represents a starting point in the determination of free cash flow(B). The underlying reasons for the exclusion of each item are as follows:

Certain SG&A expenses – SG&A expense includes certain non-operating or non-recurring expenses. These expenses include transaction costs related to acquisitions, fair value adjustments attributable to stock options, restricted share expense and a non-recurring one-time charge resulting from the non-renewal of the Company’s former Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer’s agreement. These expenses are not considered an expense indicative of continuing operations. Certain SG&A costs represent a different class of expense than those included in adjusted EBITDA.

Restructuring expenses – restructuring expenses includes costs to integrate various operating locations with our own, exiting certain property and building and office leases, employee severance and employee relocation costs incurred in connection with our acquisition of WSI. These expenses are not considered an expense indicative of continuing operations. Accordingly, restructuring expenses represent a different class of expense than those included in adjusted EBITDA.

Goodwill impairment – as a non-cash item goodwill impairment has no impact on the determination of free cash flow(B).

Amortization – as a non-cash item amortization has no impact on the determination of free cash flow(B).

Net gain or loss on sale of capital assets – proceeds from the sale of capital assets are either reinvested in additional or replacement capital assets or used to repay revolving credit facility borrowings.

Interest on long-term debt – interest on long-term debt is a function of our debt/equity mix and interest rates; as such, it reflects our treasury/financing activities and represents a different class of expense than those included in adjusted EBITDA.

Net foreign exchange gain or loss – as non-cash items, foreign exchange gains or losses have no impact on the determination of free cash flow(B).

Net gain or loss on financial instruments – as non-cash items, gains or losses on financial instruments have no impact on the determination of free cash flow(B).

Other expenses – other expenses typically represent amounts paid to certain management of acquired companies who are retained by us post acquisition and amounts paid to certain executives in respect of acquisitions successfully completed. These expenses are not considered an expense indicative of continuing operations. Accordingly, other expenses represent a different class of expense than those included in adjusted EBITDA.

Income taxes – income taxes are a function of tax laws and rates and are affected by matters which are separate from our daily operations.

Net income or loss from equity accounted investee – as a non-cash item, net income or loss from our equity accounted investee has no impact on the determination of free cash flow(B).

Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as a measure of income or of cash flows. The reconciling items between adjusted EBITDA and net income or loss are detailed in the consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive income or loss beginning with operating income or loss before restructuring expenses, goodwill impairment, amortization and net gain or loss on sale of capital assets and ending with net income or loss and includes certain adjustments for expenses recorded to SG&A, which management views as not being indicative of continuing operations. A reconciliation between operating income or loss and adjusted EBITDA is provided below. Adjusted operating income and adjusted net income are also presented below.

 

Three months ended Year ended
December 31 December 31
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2011 2010 2011 2010
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Operating (loss)
income $ (293,048) $ 54,814 $ (88,391) $ 184,495
Transaction and
related costs -
SG&A 141 2,389 1,880 8,563
Fair value movements
in stock options -
SG&A (2,685) 2,166 (6,808) 8,336
Restricted share
expense - SG&A 726 579 2,107 1,977
Non-renewal of
executive agreement
- SG&A 9,928 - 9,928 -
Restructuring
expenses and
goodwill impairment 360,968 1,388 362,166 5,180
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Adjusted operating
income 76,030 61,336 280,882 208,551
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Net gain on sale of
capital assets (541) (33) (3,412) (414)
Amortization 58,372 62,263 257,066 207,666
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Adjusted EBITDA $ 133,861 $ 123,566 $ 534,536 $ 415,803
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Net (loss) income $ (296,188) $ 21,683 $ (196,136) $ 82,169
Transaction and
related costs -
SG&A 141 2,389 1,880 8,563
Fair value movements
in stock options -
SG&A (2,685) 2,166 (6,808) 8,336
Restricted share
expense - SG&A 726 579 2,107 1,977
Non-renewal of
executive agreement
- SG&A 9,928 - 9,928 -
Restructuring
expenses and
goodwill impairment 360,968 1,388 362,166 5,180
Interest on long-
term debt (high
yield defeasance) - - - 2,409
Net gain on
financial
instruments (1,101) (2,245) (4,984) (5,493)
Other expenses 45 2,566 872 3,210
Net income tax
expense or
(recovery) (33,839) (1,281) (34,022) (3,916)
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Adjusted net income $ 37,995 $ 27,245 $ 135,003 $ 102,435
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(B) We have adopted a measure called “free cash flow” to supplement net income or loss as a measure of our operating performance. Free cash flow is a term which does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by U.S. GAAP, is prepared before dividends declared and shares repurchased, and may not be comparable to similar measures prepared by other companies. The purpose of presenting this non-GAAP measure is to provide disclosure similar to the disclosure provided by other U.S. publicly listed companies in our industry and to provide investors and analysts with an additional measure of our value and liquidity. We use this non-GAAP measure to assess our performance relative to other U.S. publicly listed companies and to assess the availability of funds for growth investment, debt repayment, share repurchases or dividend increases. All references to “free cash flow” in this document have the meaning set out in this note.

About Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd.

As North America’s third largest full-service waste management company, we provide non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services to commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers in 12 U.S. states and the District of Columbia and six Canadian provinces. We serve our customers with vertically integrated collection and disposal assets. Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd.’s shares are listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbol BIN.

To find out more about Progressive Waste Solutions, visit our website at www.progressivewaste.com.

Management will hold a conference call on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. (ET) to discuss results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2011. Participants may listen to the call by dialing 1-888-300-0053, conference ID 42011855, at approximately 8:20 a.m. (ET). International or local callers should dial 647-427-3420. The call will also be webcast live at www.streetevents.com and at www.progressivewaste.com. A slide presentation to accompany the conference call will be available at www.progressivewaste.com.

A replay will be available after the call until Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at midnight, and can be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056, conference ID 42011855. International or local callers can access the replay by dialing 404-537-3406. The audio webcast will also be archived at www.streetevents.com and www.progressivewaste.com.

Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (formerly IESI-BFC Ltd.)

Consolidated Balance Sheets (“Balance Sheet”)

December 31, 2011 (unaudited) and December 31, 2010 (stated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S.”) and in thousands of U.S. dollars except issued and outstanding share amounts)

 

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December 31, December 31,
2011 2010
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ASSETS
CURRENT
Cash and cash equivalents $ 14,143 $ 13,406
Accounts receivable 212,099 207,098
Other receivables 414 472
Prepaid expenses 31,484 27,254
Restricted cash 452 434
Other assets 1,972 1,928
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260,564 250,592

OTHER RECEIVABLES 376 806
FUNDED LANDFILL POST-CLOSURE COSTS 9,200 8,949
INTANGIBLES 257,731 272,082
GOODWILL 774,409 1,081,868
LANDFILL DEVELOPMENT ASSETS 15,869 12,174
DEFERRED FINANCING COSTS 19,983 21,157
CAPITAL ASSETS 776,058 758,287
LANDFILL ASSETS 958,792 975,691
INVESTMENT IN EQUITY ACCOUNTED INVESTEE 3,973 4,117
OTHER ASSETS 649 4,764
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$ 3,077,604 $ 3,390,487
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LIABILITIES
CURRENT
Accounts payable $ 115,292 $ 100,181
Accrued charges 124,496 136,629
Dividends payable 14,540 15,296
Income taxes payable 10,693 14,425
Deferred revenues 17,645 20,378
Current portion of long-term debt 1,500 1,500
Landfill closure and post-closure costs 9,468 8,229
Other liabilities 3,484 6,091
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297,118 302,729

LONG-TERM DEBT 1,311,593 1,258,159
LANDFILL CLOSURE AND POST-CLOSURE COSTS 92,034 90,010
OTHER LIABILITIES 7,484 7,329
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES 76,234 85,665
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1,784,463 1,743,892
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SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Common shares (authorized - unlimited,
issued
and outstanding - 118,040,683 (December 31,
2010 - 121,429,737)) 1,824,231 1,878,286
Restricted shares (issued and outstanding -
252,150 (December 31, 2010 - 277,150)) (5,353) (5,169)
Additional paid in capital 2,789 7,092
Accumulated deficit (466,775) (188,972)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (61,751) (44,642)
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Total shareholders' equity 1,293,141 1,646,595
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$ 3,077,604 $ 3,390,487
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Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (formerly IESI-BFC Ltd.)

Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income or Loss (“Statement of Operations and Comprehensive Income or Loss”)

For the three months (unaudited) and years ended December 31, 2011 (unaudited) and 2010 (stated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. and in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and net income per share amounts)

 

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Three months ended Year ended
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2011 2010 2011 2010
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REVENUES $ 457,212 $ 429,879 $ 1,840,096 $ 1,429,765
EXPENSES
OPERATING 273,283 255,261 1,094,067 839,973
SELLING, GENERAL AND
ADMINISTRATION 58,178 56,186 218,600 192,865
RESTRUCTURING 411 1,388 1,609 5,180
GOODWILL IMPAIRMENT 360,557 - 360,557 -
AMORTIZATION 58,372 62,263 257,066 207,666
NET GAIN ON SALE OF
CAPITAL ASSETS (541) (33) (3,412) (414)
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OPERATING (LOSS) INCOME (293,048) 54,814 (88,391) 184,495
INTEREST ON LONG-TERM DEBT 13,723 14,822 62,086 48,786
NET FOREIGN EXCHANGE LOSS
(GAIN) 10 33 (73) 47
NET GAIN ON FINANCIAL
INSTRUMENTS (1,101) (2,245) (4,984) (5,493)
OTHER EXPENSES 45 2,566 872 3,210
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(LOSS) INCOME BEFORE INCOME
TAX EXPENSE (RECOVERY) AND
NET LOSS
FROM EQUITY ACCOUNTED
INVESTEE (305,725) 39,638 (146,292) 137,945
INCOME TAX EXPENSE
(RECOVERY)
Current 9,009 8,399 47,433 36,248
Deferred (18,584) 9,554 2,315 19,410
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(9,575) 17,953 49,748 55,658
NET LOSS FROM EQUITY
ACCOUNTED INVESTEE 38 2 96 118
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NET (LOSS) INCOME (296,188) 21,683 (196,136) 82,169
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OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(LOSS)
Foreign currency
translation adjustment 13,320 23,907 (12,520) 37,012
Derivatives designated as
cash flow hedges, net of
income tax ($ 294) and
$ 3,117 (2010 - ($ 1,244)
and ($ 1,217)) 550 2,309 (5,790) 2,211
Settlement of derivatives
designated as cash flow
hedges, net of income tax
($ 165) and ($ 646) (2010 -
($ 53) and $ 46) 306 99 1,201 (86)
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COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME $ (282,012)$ 47,998 $ (213,245)$ 121,306
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NET (LOSS) INCOME -
CONTROLLING INTEREST $ (296,188)$ 19,905 $ (196,136)$ 74,105
NET INCOME - NON-CONTROLLING
INTEREST $ - $ 1,778 $ - $ 8,064
COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME
- CONTROLLING INTEREST $ (282,012)$ 44,063 $ (213,245)$ 110,173
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME - NON-
CONTROLLING INTEREST $ - $ 3,935 $ - $ 11,133

Net (loss) income per
weighted average share,
basic $ (2.48)$ 0.18 $ (1.63)$ 0.77
Net (loss) income per
weighted average share,
diluted $ (2.48)$ 0.18 $ (1.63)$ 0.76
Weighted average number of
shares
outstanding(thousands),
basic 119,554 110,752 120,683 96,451
Weighted average number of
shares
outstanding(thousands),
diluted 119,554 121,681 120,683 107,479

Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (formerly IESI-BFC Ltd.)

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (“Statement of Cash Flows”)

For the three months (unaudited) and years ended December 31, 2011 (unaudited) and 2010 (stated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. and in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and net income per share amounts)

 

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Three months ended Year ended
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2011 2010 2011 2010
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NET INFLOW (OUTFLOW) OF CASH RELATED TO
THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES
OPERATING
Net (loss) income $ (296,188)$ 21,683 $ (196,136)$ 82,169
Items not affecting cash
Restricted share expense 726 579 2,107 1,977
Write-off of landfill
development assets - - - 290
Accretion of landfill
closure and post-
closure costs 1,255 1,035 5,071 3,827
Goodwill impairment 360,557 - 360,557 -
Amortization of
intangibles 12,582 10,239 49,559 34,673
Amortization of capital
assets 33,343 30,540 131,088 100,559
Amortization of landfill
assets 12,447 21,484 76,419 72,434
Interest on long-term
debt (amortization of
deferred financing
costs) 1,680 1,262 6,035 4,672
Net gain on sale of
capital assets (541) (33) (3,412) (414)
Net gain on financial
instruments (1,101) (2,245) (4,984) (5,493)
Deferred income taxes (18,584) 9,554 2,315 19,410
Net loss from equity
accounted investee 38 2 96 118
Landfill closure and post-
closure expenditures (1,183) (2,588) (4,345) (5,749)
Changes in non-cash
working capital items 10,186 29,155 (28,664) (14,612)
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Cash generated from
operating activities 115,217 120,667 395,706 293,861
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INVESTING
Acquisitions (351) (176,032) (139,857) (301,084)
Restricted cash deposits (6) - (18) (52)
Proceeds from other
receivables 118 124 474 554
Funded landfill post-
closure costs (71) (84) (381) (285)
Purchase of capital assets (35,315) (38,576) (112,348) (97,647)
Purchase of landfill
assets (19,006) (19,454) (58,665) (44,994)
Proceeds from the sale of
capital assets 721 329 5,925 3,001
Proceeds from asset
divestitures - 11,664 - 23,753
Investment in landfill
development assets (1,717) (1,262) (6,428) (2,929)
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Cash utilized in investing
activities (55,627) (223,291) (311,298) (419,683)
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FINANCING
Payment of deferred
financing costs (5) (311) (4,811) (16,226)
Proceeds from long-term
debt 49,184 247,551 380,347 1,245,102
Repayment of long-term
debt (60,456) (124,177) (318,086) (1,048,694)
Common shares issued, net
of issue costs - (42) - (198)
Proceeds from the exercise
of stock options 1,530 520 2,385 4,261
Repurchase of common
shares (40,270) - (79,326) -
Purchase of restricted
shares - - (4,226) (1,241)
Dividends paid to share
and participating
preferred share holders (14,647) (14,953) (61,078) (48,777)
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Cash (utilized in) generated
from financing activities (64,664) 108,588 (84,795) 134,227
Effect of foreign currency
translation on cash and
cash equivalents 2,341 (12) 1,124 10
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NET CASH (OUTFLOW) INFLOW (2,733) 5,952 737 8,415
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CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS,
BEGINNING OF PERIOD OR YEAR 16,876 7,454 13,406 4,991
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CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS,
END OF YEAR $ 14,143 $ 13,406 $ 14,143 $ 13,406
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SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW
INFORMATION:
Cash and cash equivalents
are comprised of:
Cash $ 14,142 $ 13,406 $ 14,142 $ 13,406
Cash equivalents 1 - 1 -
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$ 14,143 $ 13,406 $ 14,143 $ 13,406
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Cash paid during the period
or year for:
Income taxes $ 8,911 $ (2,239)$ 49,509 $ 21,226
Interest $ 12,694 $ 8,932 $ 59,289 $ 39,426

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