William Hudson & K9 Lilly
PEST Relief International
Dianne Cornwell, Jean Autrey, Michelle Flynn & Andrea Hancock
“We recently launched the Terminix Tick Defend System, in response to increasing tick borne illnesses. This is a reflection of our improved ability to leverage our product knowledge and application expertise to rapidly assess market needs and respond with innovative solutions for our customers. We also delivered on a major shareholder commitment as we successfully monetized our holdings in Frontdoor. With the proceeds, we further reduced our net debt levels by $484 million giving us additional flexibility to execute on our strategic initiatives. We remain diligently focused on profitability while investing in growth with a new operating system and a dedicated commercial pest team. Overall, solid first-quarter performance keeps us on track with our 2019 guidance expectations.”
TERMINIX. Terminix reported 14 percent year-over-year revenue growth in the first quarter of 2019, including over 4 percent organic growth in residential pest control services, 2 percent organic growth in termite and home services, and 43 percent growth from acquisitions in commercial pest control, principally from the March 2018 Copesan acquisition and the January 2019 acquisition of Assured Environments. Similar to the prior year, first-quarter 2019 revenue growth was negatively impacted by approximately $3 million due to unseasonably cold weather conditions and flooding that affected branch operations and lead flow.