Ameresco Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, today announced financial results for the fiscal quarter and year ended December 31, 2012. The Company has also furnished prepared remarks in conjunction with this press release in a Current Report on Form 8-K. The prepared remarks contain supplemental information, including non-GAAP financial metrics, and have been posted to the “Investor Relations” section of the Company’s website at www.ameresco.com.

Certain prior period results in this press release have been restated due to resolution of the Company’s previously reported non-operating, non-cash change in hedge accounting treatment. The restatement does not affect revenue, gross profit, operating expenses or operating income. See the section titled Restatement of Previously Issued Financial Statements immediately following the Webcast Reminder below.

“2012 financial results were below our expectations,” stated George P. Sakellaris, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ameresco. “We were very disappointed by the unprecedented and sustained market disruption in awarded project conversion timing caused by fiscal uncertainty. However, we remain encouraged by the progress we have made toward influencing longer-term trends. For example, we experienced continued double-digit growth in revenue from our all other offerings; awarded projects at year-end increased 50%; and we reached a new record level of total construction backlog of awarded projects and fully-contracted backlog at approximately $1.5 billion.”

Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $156.6 million, compared to $188.5 million for the same period in 2011, a decrease of 16.9% year-over-year. Operating income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $6.3 million, compared to $12.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2011, a decrease of 50.3% year-over-year. Fourth quarter 2012 adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, was $13.0 million, compared to $17.9 million for the same period in 2011, a decrease of 27.4% year-over-year. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $5.1 million, compared to $8.4 million for the same period of 2011, a decrease of 39.7% year-over-year. Fourth quarter 2012 net income per diluted share was $0.11, compared to $0.19 per diluted share for the same period of 2011.

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