MYR's method of calculating backlog may differ from methods used by other companies. The timing of contract awards and the duration of large projects can significantly affect MYR's backlog at any point in time and may not accurately represent the revenues that MYR expects to realize during any period, therefore, it should not be viewed or relied upon as a stand-alone indicator of future results.
As of December 31, 2010, MYR had cash and cash equivalents of $62.6 million and total long-term debt of $30.0 million under a term loan. Subsequent to year end, MYR made a $10 million prepayment on the term loan reducing the long-term debt balance to $20 million. As of December 31, 2010, MYR also had a $75 million revolving credit facility, which had a $15.0 million letter of credit outstanding against the total credit available. MYR's long-term credit agreement, which encompasses the term loan and the revolving credit facility, expires on August 31, 2012.
Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresTo assist investors' understanding of the Company's financial results, MYR has provided EBITDA in this press release. EBITDA is a measure not recognized by generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP). Management believes this information is useful to investors in understanding results of operations because it illustrates the impact that interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization had on MYR's results. A reconciliation of EBITDA to its GAAP counterpart (net income) is provided at the end of this release. Conference Call MYR will host a conference call to discuss its fourth-quarter and full-year 2010 results on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. Central time. To participate in the conference call via telephone, please dial (877) 561-2750 (domestic) or (763) 416-8565 (international) at least five minutes prior to the start of the event. A replay of the conference call will be available through Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, by dialing (800) 642-1687 or (706) 645-9291, and entering conference ID 41886299. MYR will also broadcast the conference call live via the internet. Interested parties may access the webcast through the Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site at www.myrgroup.com . Please access the Web site at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. The webcast will be available until March 15, 2011. About MYR Group Inc. MYR is a holding company of specialty construction service providers. Through subsidiaries dating back to 1891, MYR is one of the largest national contractors serving the transmission and distribution sector of the United States electric utility industry. Transmission and Distribution customers include electric utilities, private developers, cooperatives, municipalities and other transmission owners. MYR also provides Commercial and Industrial electrical contracting services to facility owners and general contractors in the Western United States. Our comprehensive services include turnkey construction and maintenance services for the nation's electrical infrastructure.