Aegion Corporation (Nasdaq Global Select Market: AEGN) today reported third quarter net income, excluding impacts of one-time acquisition-related transaction expenses, prior debt redemption costs and restructuring charges of $10.8 million ($0.27 per diluted share) (non-GAAP), compared to income from continuing operations of $18.8 million ($0.48 per diluted share) in the third quarter of 2010. Inclusive of approximately $6.8 million in pre-tax debt redemption costs, $5.4 million in pre-tax acquisition-related expenses, and $2.2 million in pre-tax restructuring charges, net income for the third quarter of 2011 was $1.2 million, or $0.03 per diluted share. For the first nine months of 2011, income from continuing operations, exclusive of acquisition-related expenses, prior debt redemption costs and restructuring charges, was $21.7 million (non-GAAP), or $0.55 per diluted share, compared to $43.0 million, or $1.10 per diluted share, in the first nine months of 2010. Inclusive of the acquisition-related expenses, prior debt redemption costs and restructuring charges, net income for the first nine months of 2011 was $11.8 million, or $0.30 per diluted share.
Joe Burgess, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We achieved our recent guidance for the third quarter and also are beginning to see tangible results from our efforts to stabilize and reposition our North American Sewer and Water Rehabilitation business as September and October to date showed much improved financial results. With this stabilization and continued strong performance expected this year from United Pipeline Systems and Corrpro, we reaffirm guidance to deliver non-GAAP earnings per share in the range of $0.90-$1.00, which translates to $0.35 to $0.45 per diluted share (non-GAAP) in the fourth quarter. And as we begin to focus on 2012, I believe 2011 will become an inflection point, as we continue to establish new growth platforms beyond sewer rehabilitation, creating a new company, Aegion Corporation, that can consistently deliver, on average, 15 percent annual earnings growth.“