EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME) today reported results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012.
For the fourth quarter of 2012, net income from continuing operations attributable to EMCOR increased 27.8% to $46.4 million, or $0.68 per diluted share. For the fourth quarter of 2011, net income from continuing operations attributable to EMCOR was $36.3 million, or $0.53 per diluted share. For the fourth quarter of 2011, non-GAAP net income from continuing operations was $38.6 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, excluding a previously announced non-cash impairment charge of $3.8 million, or $0.03 per diluted share after-tax.
Revenues increased 6.2% to $1.61 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to revenues of $1.52 billion in the year ago period. Organic revenue growth in the 2012 fourth quarter was 4.3%.
For the fourth quarter of 2012, operating income was $78.9 million, or 4.9% of revenues. Operating income for the fourth quarter of 2011, including the above mentioned non-cash impairment charge was $62.4 million, or 4.1% of revenues. Excluding the non-cash impairment charge, the Company's non-GAAP operating income for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $66.2 million, or 4.4% of revenues. The Company recorded restructuring expenses of $0.1 million in the 2011 fourth quarter.Please see the attached tables for a reconciliation of non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share to the comparable GAAP figures. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $149.6 million, or 9.3% of revenues, in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to $148.0 million, or 9.7% of revenues, in the year ago period. The Company's income tax rate as reported in the 2012 fourth quarter was 39.8%, compared to an income tax rate of 38.5% in the year ago period. Backlog as of December 31, 2012 was $3.37 billion, an increase of 1.4% from $3.33 billion at the end of 2011. Domestically, continued strong growth in the industrial sector combined with growth in the institutional sector more than offset declines in the commercial, healthcare, hospitality/gaming, transportation and water/wastewater sectors. Total commercial backlog decreased $20 million, or 2.0%, from year ago levels to $961 million while industrial backlog increased $248 million, or 62.9%, from the year ago period to $643 million. Backlog growth in the Company's domestic operations more than offset a backlog decline related to the Company's efforts to reduce its UK construction operations and focus on its facilities services business in that market. Total aggregate backlog was level compared to September 30, 2012.