EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE:EME) today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014.
For the first quarter of 2014, net income attributable to EMCOR was $41.3 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, compared to net income of $30.2 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2013. Excluding one-time charges discussed below, non-GAAP net income increased by 27.1% to $43.4 million, or $0.64 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $34.2 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2013. Revenues in the first quarter of 2014 totaled $1.60 billion, compared to revenues of $1.57 billion in the year ago period.
Operating income for the first quarter of 2014 was $69.4 million, or 4.3% of revenues, which included UK operating losses and expenses aggregating approximately $2.8 million (including UK restructuring expenses of $0.7 million) relating to the Company's decision to withdraw from the UK construction market. Excluding these losses and expense items, the Company's non-GAAP operating income for the first quarter of 2014 increased by 27.7% to $72.1 million, or 4.5% of revenues, compared to non-GAAP operating income in the 2013 first quarter of $56.5 million, or 3.7% of revenues.
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 for the 2014 first quarter were $144.9 million, or 9.1% of revenues, compared to $138.5 million, or 8.8% of revenues, in the year ago period. The Company's income tax rate in the 2014 first quarter was 38.2%, compared to an income tax rate of 38.7% in the year ago period. Backlog as of March 31, 2014 was $3.37 billion, a decrease of 1.3% from $3.42 billion at the end of the 2013 first quarter as a consequence of a $65 million backlog decline in the UK segment relating to the Company’s decision to withdraw from the UK construction market. U.S. backlog grew by $19 million which included backlog growth in the U.S. Construction and U.S. Industrial Services segments offset by expected declines in the U.S. Building Services segment due to 2013 portfolio reshaping. Backlog growth in the commercial, transportation, healthcare and water/wastewater sectors was offset by declines in the institutional, industrial and hospitality/gaming sectors. Total backlog of $3.37 billion as of March 31, 2014 increased by 0.4% from $3.36 billion as of December 31, 2013.