EMCOR Group, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2013 Results

EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE:EME) today reported results for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2013.

For the fourth quarter of 2013, net income attributable to EMCOR was $45.9 million, or $0.68 per diluted share. Excluding several one-time charges discussed below, non-GAAP net income was $51.5 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $50.6 million, or $0.75 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2012. Revenues in the fourth quarter of 2013 totaled $1.66 billion, compared to revenues of $1.61 billion in the year ago period.

Operating income for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $68.8 million, or 4.1% of revenues, which included operating losses and expenses aggregating approximately $7.2 million (including restructuring expenses of $2.1 million) primarily 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 fourth quarter of 2013 was $76.0 million, or 4.6% of revenues, compared to non-GAAP operating income in the 2012 fourth quarter of $84.4 million, or 5.3% of revenues, as adjusted to exclude 2012 UK construction operating losses.

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 2013 fourth quarter were $163.2 million, or 9.8% of revenues, compared to $149.6 million, or 9.3% of revenues, in the year ago period.

The Company's income tax rate in the 2013 fourth quarter was 30.4%, compared to an income tax rate of 39.8% in the year ago period.

Backlog as of December 31, 2013 was $3.36 billion, a decrease of 0.4% from $3.37 billion at the end of the 2012 fourth quarter. Fourth quarter backlog growth of $45 million in the Company's domestic operations nearly offset a backlog decline of $58 million related to the Company's decision to withdraw from the UK construction market. Backlog growth in the transportation, healthcare, water/wastewater and commercial sectors was more than offset by declines in the institutional and industrial sectors. Total backlog of $3.36 billion was a decrease of 0.9% from $3.39 billion compared to September 30, 2013.

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