Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (NYSE: FIX), a leading provider of commercial, industrial and institutional heating, ventilation and air conditioning (“HVAC”) services, announces that it has scheduled its quarterly conference call for Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 10 a.m. Central Time to discuss first quarter 2011 financial results. The results will be released after the market closes on Tuesday, May 3, 2011.
Separately, the Company commented that it expects to report a net loss for the first quarter of between $0.16 and $0.19 per share on revenues of approximately $283 million. Mr. Murdy, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “The first quarter of each year is our seasonally weakest quarter, and low activity levels combined with broad-based pricing weakness had a substantial negative impact this quarter. We also had losses at our South Alabama location and underperformance at certain jobs in the Mid-Atlantic region. We remain optimistic about the future, and we believe that despite continuing construction industry weakness, 2011 will be a profitable year.”
To participate in the call, dial 1-888-680-0890 fifteen minutes before the conference call begins and enter 24812045 as the conference passcode. Participants may pre-register for the call at https://www.theconferencingservice.com/prereg/key.process?key=PXJE3DWMK. Pre-registrants will be issued a pin number to use when dialing into the live call which will provide quick access to the conference by bypassing the operator upon connection.
A replay of the entire call will be available until May 11, 2011 by calling 1-888-286-8010 with the conference passcode of 11069608.The call can also be accessed on the Company’s website at http://www.comfortsystemsusa.com under the Investor tab. A replay of the call will also be available on the Company’s website. Comfort Systems USA ® is a premier provider of business solutions addressing workplace comfort, with 84 locations in 70 cities around the nation. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.comfortsystemsusa.com . This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on the current plans and expectations of future events of Comfort Systems USA, Inc. and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future activities and results of operations to be materially different from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ include, among others, the use of incorrect estimates for bidding a fixed-price contract, undertaking contractual commitments that exceed our labor resources, failing to perform contractual obligations efficiently enough to maintain profitability, national or regional weakness in construction activity and economic conditions, financial difficulties affecting projects, vendors, customers, or subcontractors, our backlog failing to translate into actual revenue or profits, difficulty in obtaining or increased costs associated with bonding and insurance, impairment to goodwill, errors in our percentage-of-completion method of accounting, the result of competition in our markets, our decentralized management structure, shortages of labor and specialty building materials, retention of key management, seasonal fluctuations in the demand for HVAC systems, the imposition of past and future liability from environmental, safety, and health regulations including the inherent risk associated with self-insurance, adverse litigation results and other risks detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties and other factors are discussed under “Item 1A. Company Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this filing. Comfort Systems USA, Inc. expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, developments, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.