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FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ), a global provider of metal coating services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services, today announced revenue and earnings guidance for fiscal year 2022. Fiscal year 2022 refers to the 12-month period beginning March 1, 2021 and ending on February 28, 2022.
Tom Ferguson, President and Chief Executive Officer of AZZ, said, "Based upon the evaluation of information currently available to management, we are projecting our fiscal 2022 earnings to be within the range of $2.45 and $2.95 per diluted share, and estimate sales to be within the range of $835 million to $935 million. Our fiscal year 2022 guidance reflects our best estimates given current market conditions, current backlog expectations, and does not include any potential acquisitions or divestitures, nor any federal regulatory changes that may emerge."
"As we enter fiscal 2022," concluded Mr. Ferguson, "our focus will be growing our Metal Coatings segment, and building the backlog for enclosures, switchgear and welding solutions in our Infrastructure Solutions segment. We have access to the capital necessary to sustain our operations, provide opportunities for organic growth and allow for acquisitions that fit our strategic growth plan. We are actively pursuing initiatives to drive future growth and enhance shareholder value and are excited about the opportunities ahead."
About AZZ Inc.
AZZ Inc. is a global provider of metal coating solutions, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services to the power generation, transmission, distribution and industrial markets. AZZ Metal Coatings is a leading provider of metal finishing solutions for corrosion protection, including hot dip galvanizing to the North American steel fabrication industry. AZZ Infrastructure Solutions is dedicated to delivering safe and reliable transmission of power from generation sources to end customers, and automated weld overlay solutions for corrosion and erosion mitigation to critical infrastructure in the energy markets worldwide.
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David Nark, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Investor Relations
Joe Dorame, Managing Partner
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