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MasTec Announces Strong First Quarter Revenue and Earnings

Thursday, May 02, 2013

MasTec Announces Strong First Quarter Revenue and Earnings

16:31 EDT Thursday, May 02, 2013

CORAL GABLES, Fla., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Record First Quarter Revenue-an Increase of 24%, with 19% Organic, Non-acquisition Growth
  • Continuing Operations Adjusted EBITDA of $79 Million- an Increase of 61%
  • Continuing Operations Adjusted EBITDA Margin of 8.6%- a 190 Basis Points Improvement
  • Continuing Operations Adjusted Diluted EPS of $0.27 versus $0.14 Last Year- an Increase of 93% 
  • 2013 Continuing Operations Adjusted EBITDA Now Forecast at $425 Million

MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ) today announced 2013 first quarter financial results with better-than-expected revenue and earnings.  In addition, the Company's first quarter revenue was a record level.

During the first quarter of 2013, MasTec upsized and completed a public offering for $400 million of 4.875% senior notes, due 2023.  The proceeds were used to repurchase and redeem its $150 million of 7.625% senior notes, due 2017, repay the outstanding loan balance under MasTec's senior credit facility and for future general corporate purposes.  Given the increased size of the senior notes offering, the Company will carry higher debt levels over the rest of the year and the incremental funds received from the offering may not be fully utilized in 2013.  The Company's earnings guidance includes additional interest costs of approximately $0.04 to $0.05 per share resulting from the senior notes offering.

The Company's 2013 first quarter results include a loss on extinguishment of debt associated with the retirement of the old senior notes which was $5.6 million pre-tax, $3.4 million after-tax, or $0.04 per share.  This debt extinguishment loss was specifically excluded from the Company's prior earnings guidance and is excluded from continuing operations adjusted earnings and EBITDA, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, non-GAAP measures, discussed below.  A reconciliation to GAAP measures is attached.

Revenue for the 2013 first quarter was $919 million compared to $738 million for the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 24%.  The first quarter organic, or non-acquisition, revenue growth rate was 19% and was led by growth in oil and gas pipeline and facilities, electrical transmission and wireless construction.

First quarter 2013 continuing operations diluted earnings per share was $0.23 compared to $0.14 for the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 64%.   Excluding the $3.4 million after tax debt extinguishment loss, continuing operations adjusted diluted earnings per share, a non-GAAP measure, was $0.27, compared to $0.14 last year, an increase of 93%.  Similarly, excluding the debt extinguishment loss, continuing operations adjusted EBITDA, was $79 million, compared to $49 million for the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 61%.  First quarter 2013 continuing operations adjusted EBITDA margin was 8.6% compared to 6.7% last year.   

Jose R. Mas, MasTec's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "MasTec had an excellent first quarter.   We exceeded all of our estimates for revenue, EBITDA, net income and earnings per share. Additionally, we updated full year revenue guidance to the high end of our previous estimate, as well as increased our full year EBITDA guidance.  Our outlook is strong and we expect another record year."

C. Robert Campbell, MasTec's Executive Vice President and CFO, added, "We were extremely pleased with our recent issuance of $400 million of ten-year senior notes, with a 4.875% interest rate. We believe that the credit market recognized our increasing financial strength and business outlook.  MasTec joins a relatively select number of public companies with similar credit ratings that have been able to issue 10-year notes with less than a 5% coupon rate.  Our capital structure continues to improve and we currently expect to have adequate capital to fully take advantage of our numerous growth opportunities."

For our full year guidance, we currently expect revenue to be at the upper end of our prior range, at $4.0 billion.  Additionally, we are increasing our estimate for continuing operations adjusted EBITDA to $425 million and refining our continuing operations adjusted diluted earnings per share estimate to $1.80, inclusive of $0.04 to $0.05 per share of additional interest costs related to the recent upsized senior note offering. The continuing operations adjusted EBITDA margin is currently estimated at 10.6%.  The Company's adjustments to full year guidance include (1) $6-7 million in higher interest costs reflecting the increased dollar amount of senior notes outstanding due to the new bond issuance and (2) approximately $5-7 million in higher depreciation expense due to higher capital expenditures and capital leases related to increased investment in support of anticipated large contracts in oil and gas and electrical transmission for 2013 and beyond.   The Company's current guidance excludes the impact of any potential future acquisitions.        

For the second quarter of 2013, the Company expects revenue of approximately $950 million.  Second quarter 2013 continuing operations EBITDA is estimated to be $103 million with continuing operations diluted earnings per share of approximately $0.42. Second quarter continuing operations EBITDA margin is currently estimated to be 10.8%.

As previously disclosed, the guidance above excludes the first quarter loss on extinguishment of debt.  A reconciliation to GAAP measures is attached.

Management will hold a conference call to discuss these results on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time.  The call-in number for the conference call is (913) 312-0420 and the replay number is (719) 457-0820, with a pass code of 9835231.  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 Ended

March 31,

2013

2012

Revenue

$         918,648

$        738,257

Costs of revenue, excluding depreciation and amortization

791,499

652,247

Depreciation and amortization

31,753

20,717

General and administrative expenses

48,885

37,304

Interest expense, net

10,045

8,951

Loss on extinguishment of debt

5,624

-

Other income, net

(826)

(461)

 Income from continuing operations before provision for income taxes

$           31,668

$           19,499

Provision for income taxes

(12,348)

(7,804)

      Income from continuing operations before non-controlling interests

$           19,320

$         11,695

Discontinued operations:

     (Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of tax

$               (947)

$           2,475

Net income

$           18,373

$         14,170

Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests

3

(2)

      Net income attributable to MasTec, Inc.

$           18,370

$         14,172

Earnings per share:

Basic earnings (loss) per share:

       Continuing operations

$                0.25

$           0.15

       Discontinued operations

(0.01)

0.03

     Total basic earnings per share

$                0.24

$           0.18

       Basic weighted average common shares outstanding

76,608

80,615

Diluted earnings (loss) per share:

       Continuing operations

$                0.23

$            0.14

       Discontinued operations

(0.01)

0.03

       Total diluted earnings per share

$                0.22

$            0.17

       Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

84,094

83,901

 

Condensed Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

March 31, 2013

December 31, 2012

Assets

Current assets

$    1,125,658

$    1,028,774

Current assets of discontinued operations

20,091

18,591

Property and equipment, net

383,174

350,378

Goodwill and other intangibles, net

956,899

961,807

Available for sale auction rate securities

14,767

14,408

Other assets

32,607

31,013

Long-term assets of discontinued operations

7,670

7,648

        Total assets

$    2,540,866

$    2,412,619

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

Current liabilities

$       689,221

$       705,817

Current liabilities of discontinued operations

2,508

4,569

Acquisition-related contingent consideration, net of current portion

116,179

135,712

Long-term deferred tax liabilities, net

122,597

119,388

Long-term debt        

685,390

546,323

Other liabilities

39,316

38,875

Shareholders' equity

885,655

861,935

        Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$    2,540,866

$    2,412,619

 

Condensed Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2013

2012

Net cash provided by operating activities

$              31,816

$         43,445

Net cash used in investing activities

(32,096)

(16,581)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

83,682

(27,062)

      Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

83,402

(198)

Net effect of currency translation on cash

(60)

49

Cash and cash equivalents-beginning of period

26,767

20,280

Cash and cash equivalents-end of period

110,109

20,131

          Cash and cash equivalents of discontinued operations

862

4,286

          Cash and cash equivalents of continuing operations

$            109,247

$         15,845

 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Disclosures and Supplemental Disclosures-Unaudited

(In millions, except for percentages and per share amounts)

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

Reconciliation

Three Months Ended

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2013

March 31, 2012

Total

Percent of

Revenue

Total

Percent of

Revenue

Income from continuing operations before non-controlling interests

$19.3

2.1%

$11.7

1.6%

Interest expense, net-continuing operations

10.0

1.1%

9.0

1.2%

Provision for income taxes-continuing operations

12.3

1.3%

7.8

1.1%

Depreciation and amortization-continuing operations

31.8

3.5%

20.7

2.8%

EBITDA and margin-continuing operations

$73.5

8.0%

$49.2

6.7%

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

5.6

0.6%

-

0.0%

Adjusted EBITDA and margin-continuing operations

$79.1

8.6%

$49.2

6.7%

 

Adjusted Net Income and Earnings per

Share Reconciliations

Three Months

March 31,

Adjusted Net Income Reconciliation

2013

2012

Income from continuing operations before non-controlling interests

$19.3

$11.7

  Loss on extinguishment of debt, net of tax

3.4

-

Adjusted income from continuing operations

$22.8

$11.7

 

(Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of tax

(0.9)

2.5

Adjusted net income

$21.8

$14.2

Adjusted EPS Reconciliation

Diluted earnings per share-continuing operations

$0.23

$0.14

  Loss on extinguishment of debt, net of tax

0.04

-

Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations

$0.27

$0.14

 

Diluted (loss) earnings per share-discontinued operations

(0.01)

0.03

Adjusted diluted earnings per share

$0.26

$0.17

 

Guidance and Adjusted EBITDA

Reconciliation

Years Ended

2013 Est.

2012

2011

Income from continuing operations before non-controlling interests

$148

$116.6

$97.5

  Interest expense, net-continuing operations

44

37.4

34.5

  Provision for income taxes-continuing operations

95

76.1

61.8

  Depreciation and amortization-continuing operations

133

92.0

74.2

EBITDA-continuing operations

$419

$322.1

$267.9

  EBITDA margin-continuing operations

10.5%

8.6%

9.5%

  Legal settlement reserve

-

9.6

-

  Gain from remeasurement of equity interest in acquiree

-

-

(29.0)

  Multi-employer pension plan withdrawal charge

-

-

6.4

  Loss on extinguishment of debt

6

-

-

Adjusted EBITDA-continuing operations

$425

$331.7

$245.3

  Adjusted EBITDA margin-continuing operations

10.6%

8.9%

8.7%

 

Guidance, Adjusted Net Income  and EPS

Reconciliations

 

Years Ended

Adjusted Net Income Reconciliation

2013 Est.

2012

2011

Income from continuing operations before non-controlling interests

$148

$116.6

$97.5

  Legal settlement reserve, net of tax

-

5.8

-

  Gain from remeasurement of equity interest in acquiree, net of tax

-

-

(17.8)

  Multi-employer pension plan withdrawal charge, net of tax

-

-

3.9

  Loss on extinguishment of debt, net of tax

3

-

-

Adjusted income from continuing operations

$151

$122.5

$83.6

Adjusted EPS Reconciliation

Diluted earnings per share-continuing operations

$1.76

$1.42

$1.13

  Legal settlement reserve, net of tax

-

0.07

-

  Gain from remeasurement of equity interest in acquiree, net of tax

-

-

(0.20)

  Multi-employer pension plan withdrawal charge, net of tax

-

-

0.05

  Loss on extinguishment of debt, net of tax

0.04

-

-

Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations

$1.80

$1.50

$0.97

 

Guidance and EBITDA Reconciliation

Guidance for

Three Months Ended

Three Months Ended

June 30, 2013

June 30, 2012

Total

Percent of

Revenue

Total

Percent of

Revenue

Income from continuing operations before non-controlling interests

$36

3.8%

$31.2

3.2%

  Interest expense, net-continuing operations

11

1.1%

9.5

1.0%

  Provision for income taxes-continuing operations

23

2.4%

19.9

2.0%

  Depreciation and amortization-continuing operations

33

3.5%

21.8

2.2%

EBITDA and margin-continuing operations

$103

10.8%

$82.4

8.3%

 

Tables may contain 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, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and any similar local or state tax legislation and other 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, 305-406-1815, 305-406-1886 fax, marc.lewis@mastec.com

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