MYR reported fourth-quarter 2012 revenues of $247.8 million, an increase of $13.5 million, or 5.8 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. Specifically, the Transmission and Distribution (T&D) segment reported revenues of $203.6 million, an increase of $10.2 million, or 5.3 percent, over the fourth quarter of 2011. The majority of the growth in T&D revenues in the fourth quarter over the same period in 2011 was the result of an increase in revenues from many small and a few medium-sized transmission projects and increased storm work, which was partially offset by a decrease in revenues from several large transmission projects. Storm work contributed approximately $24.5 million to T&D revenues in the fourth quarter of 2012, primarily from work related to Hurricane Sandy, compared to $7.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. The Commercial and Industrial (C&I) segment reported fourth-quarter 2012 revenues of $44.1 million, an increase of $3.3 million, or 8.2 percent, over the fourth quarter of 2011, primarily the result of an increase in revenue on small and medium-sized projects.
Consolidated gross profit increased to $32.9 million, or 13.3 percent of revenues, in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to $24.6 million, or 10.5 percent of revenues, in the fourth quarter of 2011. The growth in gross profit was primarily due to the increase in volume. Gross profit as a percentage of revenues, or gross margin, increased due to an overall improvement in transmission project margins, increased distribution margins and increased margins on medium-sized C&I projects, in addition to higher utilization of fleet assets. Storm work contributed approximately 100 basis points to the improved gross margin in the fourth quarter.
Selling, general and administrative expenses increased to $17.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to $15.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, mainly due to higher employee compensation and benefit costs primarily resulting from an increase in profit sharing and bonus expense. As a percentage of revenues, these expenses increased to 7.1 percent for the fourth quarter of 2012, from 6.7 percent for the fourth quarter of 2011.
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