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MasTec Announces Strong Third Quarter Results

Thursday, November 01, 2012

MasTec Announces Strong Third Quarter Results17:41 EDT Thursday, November 01, 2012CORAL GABLES, Fla., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Quarterly Revenue Up 31%-All Organic, Non-Acquisition, Growth Quarterly Continuing Operations Adjusted EPS of 53 Cents-Up 51% Quarterly Continuing Operations Adjusted EBITDA of $101 Million-Up 31% Quarterly Cash Flow from Operations of $119 Million Discontinued Small Water and Sewer Business at a Loss Recorded $9.6 Million Pre-Tax Charge for Potential Settlement of Legacy Spanish Litigation MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ) today announced third quarter financial results with significant improvement in continuing operations earnings and cash flow from operations.  In addition, the Company's third quarter revenue was at record levels, surpassing $1 billion in a quarter for the first time. MasTec also announced plans to sell its small municipal water and sewer business, which has struggled in recent years.  The Company recorded a $15.3 million pre-tax charge in the third quarter, reflected in discontinued operations, which includes the write-off of goodwill, the estimated loss on the sale of the business and losses from operations.  The impact of this charge on fully diluted earnings per share was $0.12 for the third quarter.Additionally, the Company recorded a $9.6 million third quarter pre-tax charge related to the legacy Sintel litigation, taking place in Spain, which dates back to 2001. The impact of this charge was $0.07 per fully diluted share for the third quarter of 2012.Revenue for the third quarter was $1.067 billion compared to $816 million for the third quarter of 2011, an increase of 31%.  All of the growth was organic, or non-acquisition, and was led by power generation/industrial and by oil and gas pipeline and facilities.  Third quarter 2012 continuing operations diluted earnings per share was $0.45 compared to $0.35 for the third quarter of 2011, an increase of 29%.   Excluding the $9.6 million pre-tax charge for the potential litigation settlement, continuing operations adjusted diluted earnings per share, a non-GAAP measure, was $0.53, compared to $0.35 last year, or an increase of 51%.  Similarly, excluding the $9.6 million charge for the potential litigation settlement, third quarter continuing operations adjusted EBITDA, or earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, a non-GAAP measure, was $101 million, compared to $77 million for the third quarter of 2011. The increase in continuing operations adjusted EBITDA was 31%.  A reconciliation to GAAP basis reported earnings is attached.Cash provided by operating activities for the third quarter of 2012 was $119 million compared to cash used in operating activities of $68 million in the third quarter of 2011, an improvement of $187 million over last year.Jose R. Mas, MasTec's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "MasTec had a terrific third quarter.  We have excellent revenue and earnings momentum as we move into our final quarter. We also have had several significant contract wins recently, which is encouraging as we look toward 2013.  Bidding activity remains strong, and while we are being selective on projects and pricing, we currently expect our success in winning profitable work to continue."   C. Robert Campbell, MasTec's Executive Vice President and CFO, added, "We were also pleased with the third quarter improvement in cash flow from operations and accounts receivables days sales outstanding (DSO's).  Our DSO's were at 75 days which was an improvement of 7 days compared to the 2012 second quarter.  Due to the strong financial performance and DSO improvement, cash flow from operations was a strong $119 million in the third quarter and we currently expect that cash flow from operations will also be strong for the fourth quarter."MasTec is adjusting its 2012 full year guidance to revenue of $3.66 billion, continuing operations adjusted EBITDA of $325 million and continuing operations adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.50.  The 2012 expected growth in revenue is 29%, the growth in continuing operations adjusted EBITDA is 33% and the growth in continuing operations adjusted earnings per share is 55%.  Consistent with prior communications, MasTec, on a non-GAAP basis, has adjusted downward its reported 2011 earnings by eliminating the EC Source remeasurement gain and the Teamster pension withdrawal liability charge.  A reconciliation to GAAP measures is attached.For the final quarter of 2012, the Company currently expects revenue of $866 million, continuing operations EBITDA of $92 million and continuing operations diluted earnings per share of $0.45.  A reconciliation to GAAP measures is attached.Management will hold a conference call to discuss these results on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time.  The call-in number for the conference call is (913) 312-1417 and the replay number is (719) 457-0820, with a pass code of 4563558.  The replay will be available for 30 days.  Additionally, the call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed and replayed through the Investors section of the Company's website at www.mastec.com.Summary financial statements for the quarters are as follows:Condensed Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations(In thousands, except per share amounts)For the Three Months EndedSeptember 30,20122011Revenue$        1,067,300$           816,226Costs of revenue, excluding depreciation and amortization924,304702,969Depreciation and amortization22,64519,587General and administrative expenses42,51435,174Interest expense, net 9,4468,977Other income, net8,815650 Income from continuing operations before provision for income taxes$             59,576$             48,869Provision for income taxes(23,478)(18,042)      Income from continuing operations before non-controlling interests$             36,098$           30,827Discontinued operations:     (Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of tax$              (9,281)$             1,003Net income$             26,817$           31,830Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests(4)(12)      Net income attributable to MasTec$             26,821$           31,842Earnings per share:Basic earnings per share:       Continuing operations$                 0.47$            0.36       Discontinued operations(0.12)0.01     Total basic earnings per share$                 0.35$            0.38       Basic weighted average common shares outstanding76,19484,732Diluted earnings per share:       Continuing operations$                 0.45$            0.35       Discontinued operations(0.12)0.01       Total diluted earnings per share$                 0.34$            0.36       Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding79,52689,324 Condensed Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets(In thousands)September 30, 2012December 31, 2011AssetsCurrent assets$       1,008,897$          792,209Current assets of discontinued operations16,66530,608Property and equipment, net287,529263,007Goodwill and other intangibles, net826,576825,479Securities available for sale14,11013,565Other assets32,92842,167Long-term assets of discontinued operations9,195121,695        Total assets$       2,195,900$       2,088,730Liabilities and Shareholders' EquityCurrent liabilities$          744,166$          557,196Current liabilities of discontinued operations5,33429,274Deferred tax liabilities, net108,684122,614Long-term debt          410,561460,690Other liabilities111,189107,749Shareholders' equity815,966811,207        Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$       2,195,900$       2,088,730 Condensed Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows(In thousands)Nine Months Ended September 30,20122011Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities $              114,670$          (63,095)Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 35,425(133,590)Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (159,327)35,518      Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents(9,232)(161,167)Net effect of currency translation on cash135(74)Cash and cash equivalents-beginning of period20,279177,604Cash and cash equivalents-end of period11,18216,363          Cash and cash equivalents of discontinued operations7109,079          Cash and cash equivalents of continuing operations$                10,472$             7,284 Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Disclosures and Supplemental Disclosures-Unaudited(In millions, except for percentages and per share amounts)Condensed Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash FlowsThree Months Ended September 30,20122011Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities $           118,914$          (68,489)Net cash used in investing activities (21,475)(30,784)Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (103,261)34,889      Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents(5,822)(64,384)Net effect of currency translation on cash190(109)Cash and cash equivalents-beginning of period16,81480,856Cash and cash equivalents-end of period11,18216,363          Cash and cash equivalents of discontinued operations7109,079          Cash and cash equivalents of continuing operations$             10,472$             7,284 Three Months EndedSeptember 30, 2012Three Months EndedSeptember 30, 2011TotalPercent of RevenueTotalPercent of RevenueEBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliations  Income from continuing operations$    36.13.4%$    30.83.8%  Interest expense, net-continuing operations9.40.9%9.01.1%  Provision for income taxes-continuing operations23.52.2%18.02.2%  Depreciation and Amortization-continuing operations22.62.1%19.62.4%Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation & amortization (EBITDA) and margin91.78.6%77.49.5%  Legal settlement reserve9.60.9%--Adjusted EBITDA-continuing operations101.39.5%77.49.5%  Income from discontinued operations(9.3)1.0  Interest expense, net-discontinued operations--  Provision for income taxes-discontinued operations(6.1)1.7  Depreciation and amortization-discontinued operations0.20.3EBITDA-discontinued operations(15.2)2.9Adjusted EBITDA-total company$    86.1$    80.3 Guidance for Three Months EndedDecember 30, 2012Three Months EndedDecember 30, 2011TotalPercent of RevenueTotalPercent of RevenueEBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliations  Income from continuing operations$    374.3%$    7.01.0%  Interest expense, net-continuing operations91.0%9.31.3%  Provision for income taxes-continuing operations242.8%5.40.7%  Depreciation and Amortization-continuing operations222.5%21.42.9%Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation & amortization (EBITDA) and margin9210.6%43.15.9%  Multi-employer pension plan withdrawal charge--6.40.9%Adjusted EBITDA-continuing operations$    9210.6%$   49.56.8% Years Ended December 31,2012E2011EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliations  Income from continuing operations$   117$    97.5  Interest expense, net-continuing operations3734.5  Provision for income taxes-continuing operations7561.8  Depreciation and amortization-continuing operations8674.2Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation & amortization (EBITDA) and margin315.0267.9  Legal settlement reserve10-  Gain from remeasurement of equity interest in acquiree-(29.0)  Multi-employer pension plan withdrawal charge-6.4Adjusted EBITDA-continuing operations$   325$   245.3 Three Months EndedSeptember 30, 20122011Adjusted Net Income Reconciliation  Income from continuing operations before non-controlling interests$    36.1$    30.8  Legal settlement reserve5.8-Adjusted income from continuing operations before non-controlling interests41.930.8  Income from discontinued operations(9.3)1.0Adjusted net income$    32.7$    31.8 Adjusted EPS Reconciliation  Diluted earnings per share-continuing operations$    0.45$    0.35  Legal settlement reserve0.07-Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations0.530.35  Diluted earnings per share from discontinued operations(0.12)0.01Adjusted diluted earnings per share$    0.41$    0.36 Three Months Ended December 30, 2012E2011Adjusted Net Income Reconciliation  Income from continuing operations before non-controlling interests$    37$    7.0  Multi-employer pension plan withdrawal charge-3.6Adjusted income from continuing operations$    3710.6 Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share Reconciliation  Diluted earnings per share-continuing operations$    0.45$    0.08  Multi-employer pension plan withdrawal charge-0.04Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations$    0.45$    0.12 Years Ended December 30, 2012E2011Adjusted Net Income ReconciliationIncome from continuing operations before non-controlling interests$   117$    97.5  Legal settlement reserve6-  Multi-employer pension plan withdrawal charge-(17.8)  Gain from remeasurement of equity interest in acquiree-3.9Adjusted income from continuing operations$   123$    83.6 Adjusted Diluted Earnings per Share Reconciliation  Diluted earnings per share-continuing operations$    1.43$    1.13  Legal settlement reserve0.07-  Gain from remeasurement of equity interest in acquiree-(0.20)  Multi-employer pension plan withdrawal charge-0.05Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations$    1.50$    0.97Tables may contain slight summation differences due to rounding.MasTec, Inc. is a leading infrastructure construction company operating mainly throughout North America across a range of industries. The Company's activities include the engineering, building, installation, maintenance and upgrade of energy, communication and utility infrastructure, such as: electrical utility transmission and distribution, natural gas and petroleum pipeline infrastructure, wireless, wireline and satellite communications, wind farms, solar farms and other renewable energy, industrial infrastructure and water and sewer systems. MasTec's customers are primarily in the utility, communications and government industries. The Company's corporate website is located at www.mastec.com.  Jose Mas, CEO of MasTec, has led the Company since April of 2007.This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, including further or continued economic downturns, reduced capital expenditures, reduced financing availability, customer consolidation and technological and regulatory changes in the industries we serve; market conditions, technical and regulatory changes that affect us or our customers' industries; our ability to accurately estimate the costs associated with our fixed-price and other contracts and performance on such projects; our ability to replace non-recurring projects with new projects; our ability to retain qualified personnel and key management, including from acquired businesses, enforce any noncompetition agreements, integrate acquired businesses within the expected timeframes and achieve the revenue, cost savings and earnings levels from such acquisitions at or above the levels projected; the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and any similar local or state regulations affecting renewable energy, electrical transmission, broadband and related projects and expenditures; the effect of state and federal regulatory initiatives, including costs of compliance with existing and future environmental requirements; our ability to attract and retain qualified managers and skilled employees; trends in oil and natural gas prices; increases in fuel, maintenance, materials, labor and other costs;  fluctuations in foreign currencies; the timing and extent of fluctuations in geographic, weather, equipment and operational factors affecting the industries in which we operate; any material changes in estimates for legal costs or case settlements or adverse determinations on any claim, lawsuit or proceeding; the highly competitive nature of our industry; our dependence on a limited number of customers; the ability of our customers, including our largest customers, to terminate or reduce the amount of work, or in some cases prices paid for services on short or no notice under our contracts; the impact of any unionized workforce on our operations, including labor availability and relations; liabilities associated with multiemployer union pension plans, including underfunding and withdrawal liabilities, for our operations that employ unionized workers; any liquidity issues related to our securities held for sale; the adequacy of our insurance, legal and other reserves and allowances for doubtful accounts; any exposure related to our divested state Department of Transportation projects and assets; restrictions imposed by our credit facility, senior notes, convertible notes and any future loans or securities; the outcome of our plans for future operations, growth and services, including business development efforts, backlog, acquisitions and dispositions; any dilution or stock price volatility which shareholders may experience in connection with shares we may issue as consideration for earn-out obligations in connection with past or future acquisitions, or as a result of  conversions of convertible notes or other stock issuances;  as well as other risks detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ significantly from results expressed or implied in these statements.  We do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements.SOURCE MasTec, Inc.For further information: J. Marc Lewis, Vice President-Investor Relations, +1-305-406-1815, +1-305-406-1886 fax, marc.lewis@mastec.com