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EMCOR Group, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2021 Results

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- Record Quarterly and Full-Year Revenues of $2.64 billion and $9.90 billion, respectively -
- Record Quarterly and Full-Year Diluted EPS of $1.89 and $7.06, respectively -
- Record Remaining Performance Obligations of $5.60 billion, 21.9% Increase Year-over-Year -
- Announces 2022 Revenues and Diluted EPS Guidance -

NORWALK, Conn., February 24, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME) today reported results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2021.

For the fourth quarter of 2021, net income was $101.7 million, or $1.89 per diluted share, compared to $79.8 million, or $1.45 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2020. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2020 was negatively impacted by the tax effect of the goodwill, identifiable intangible asset, and other long-lived asset impairment charges recorded in the second quarter of 2020. Excluding this tax effect, non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $102.8 million, or $1.86 per diluted share. Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2021 totaled $2.64 billion, an increase of 15.7%, compared to $2.28 billion for the fourth quarter of 2020.

Operating income for the fourth quarter of 2021 was $143.0 million, or 5.4% of revenues. This compared to $137.6 million, or 6.0% of revenues, for the fourth quarter of 2020.

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the fourth quarter of 2021 totaled $260.0 million, or 9.8% of revenues, compared to $244.6 million, or 10.7% of revenues, for the fourth quarter of 2020.

The Company's income tax rate for the fourth quarter of 2021 was 28.8%, compared to an income tax rate of 41.8% for the fourth quarter of 2020. The Company’s tax rate for the fourth quarter of 2020 was impacted by the previously referenced impairment charges recorded in the second quarter of 2020.

Remaining performance obligations as of December 31, 2021 were $5.60 billion compared to $4.59 billion as of December 31, 2020. Total remaining performance obligations grew approximately $1.0 billion year-over-year.

Tony Guzzi, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of EMCOR, commented, "The Company delivered exceptional results in 2021 with record full year revenues, operating income, and diluted earnings per share, demonstrating our resilience in an uncertain and challenging environment. Importantly, while we continued to achieve impressive revenue growth, demand for our services remained strong with remaining performance obligations increasing 21.9% year-over-year to a record $5.60 billion, underscoring the strength of our project pipeline."

Mr. Guzzi added, "Our U.S. Construction segments posted another quarter of strong results and an outstanding year overall, achieving record revenues in the fourth quarter. Our U.S. Mechanical and Electrical Construction segments delivered quarterly revenues, which were up 9.4% and 17.3% year-over-year, respectively, driven by key market sectors including manufacturing, healthcare, commercial, and water/wastewater. Despite continued supply chain constraints and COVID-related headwinds, our U.S. Construction segments remained resilient, leveraging our long-term supplier relationships and focusing on safety to maintain solid operating margins. Our U.S. Building Services segment also delivered robust revenue growth in the fourth quarter, up 10.4% year-over-year, driven by increased demand for projects, retrofits, and building automation and controls, including those aimed at increasing energy efficiency. Our U.S. Industrial Services segment performed as we expected as we saw strengthening demand through the year, with the segment delivering revenue and operating income growth of 72.6% and 146.3%, respectively, in the fourth quarter. We continue to deliver for our refining and petrochemical customers and are positioned for the opportunities ahead in the growing renewable energy and renewable fuels markets. Our U.K. Building Services segment continues to perform exceptionally with excellent contract and specialized project execution, resulting in fourth quarter revenue and operating income growth of 7.7% and 17.5%, respectively."

Revenues for the 2021 full-year period totaled $9.90 billion, an increase of 12.6%, compared to $8.80 billion for the 2020 full-year period. Net income for the 2021 full-year period was $383.5 million, or $7.06 per diluted share, compared to $132.9 million, or $2.40 per diluted share, for the 2020 full-year period. Excluding the previously referenced impairment charges recorded in the second quarter of 2020, non-GAAP net income for the 2020 full-year period was $354.6 million, or $6.40 per diluted share.

Operating income for the 2021 full-year period was $530.8 million, or 5.4% of revenues, compared to $256.8 million, or 2.9% of revenues, for the 2020 full-year period. Excluding the $232.8 million of non-cash impairment charges recorded in the second quarter of 2020, non-GAAP operating income for the 2020 full-year period was $489.6 million, or 5.6% of revenues.

SG&A totaled $970.9 million, or 9.8% of revenues, for the 2021 full-year period, compared to $903.6 million, or 10.3% of revenues, for the 2020 full-year period.

Please see the attached tables for a reconciliation of non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net income, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share to the comparable GAAP measures for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020.

Based on expected project mix and our current visibility into the coming year, and assuming the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain disruptions do not worsen, EMCOR expects full-year 2022 revenues to be between $10.4 billion and $10.7 billion and full-year 2022 diluted earnings per share in the range of $7.15 to $7.85.

Mr. Guzzi concluded, "Our operating performance in 2021 is a clear reflection of our team’s ability to deliver in a volatile environment. Over the course of the year, we completed a number of acquisitions, continued to win new business, delivered outstanding customer service, and drove record results. Notably, our focus at every level of the organization on employee safety and well-being, operational excellence, and rigorous contingency planning not only delivered impressive financial results, but also led to our best safety year ever in 2021, an exceptional achievement given the challenges we faced. Looking forward, we remain confident in our ability to successfully execute in the current dynamic environment and are better positioned than ever given our healthy balance sheet, the momentum we are seeing in the non-residential market, and our robust remaining performance obligations. As we move into 2022, we will maintain our disciplined capital allocation strategy, focusing on organic growth investments, strategic acquisition opportunities, and returning cash to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends."

EMCOR Group, Inc. is a Fortune 500 leader in mechanical and electrical construction services, industrial and energy infrastructure and building services. This press release and other press releases may be viewed at the Company’s website at www.emcorgroup.com. EMCOR routinely posts information that may be important to investors in the "Investor Relations" section of our website at www.emcorgroup.com. Investors and potential investors are encouraged to consult the EMCOR website regularly for important information about EMCOR.

EMCOR Group's fourth quarter conference call will be available live via internet broadcast today, Thursday, February 24, at 10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time. The live call may be accessed through the Company's website at www.emcorgroup.com.

Forward Looking Statements:

This release contains certain forward-looking statements. Any such comments speak only as of February 24, 2022 and EMCOR assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements, unless required by law. These forward-looking statements may include statements regarding anticipated future operating and financial performance, the nature and impact of our remaining performance obligations, our ability to pursue acquisitions, our ability to return capital to shareholders, market opportunities, market growth, and customer trends. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated (whether expressly or implied) by the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, these statements are no guarantee of future performance or events. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, adverse effects of general economic conditions, changes in the political environment, changes in the specific markets for EMCOR’s services, adverse business conditions, the availability and pricing of supplies and other materials, the availability of adequate levels of surety bonding, increased competition, unfavorable labor productivity, mix of business, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related government orders and mandates on our revenue and operations. Certain of the risk factors associated with EMCOR’s business are also discussed in Part I, Item 1A "Risk Factors," of the Company’s 2021 Form 10-K, and in other reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov and www.emcorgroup.com. Such risk factors should be taken into account in evaluating any forward-looking statements.

Non-GAAP Measures:

This release also includes certain financial measures, including non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net income, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, that were not prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Reconciliations of those non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included in this release. The Company uses these non-GAAP measures as key performance indicators for the purpose of evaluating performance internally. We also believe that these non-GAAP measures provide investors with useful information with respect to our ongoing operations. Any non-GAAP financial measures presented are not, and should not be viewed as, substitutes for financial measures required by GAAP, have no standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP, and may not be comparable to the calculation of similar measures of other companies.

EMCOR GROUP, INC.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except share and per share information)

(Unaudited)

For the three months ended
December 31,

For the twelve months ended
December 31,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Revenues

$

2,640,193

$

2,281,494

$

9,903,580

$

8,797,061

Cost of sales

2,237,151

1,897,643

8,401,843

7,401,679

Gross profit

403,042

383,851

1,501,737

1,395,382

Selling, general and administrative expenses

260,025

244,620

970,937

903,584

Restructuring expenses

1,609

2,214

Impairment loss on goodwill, identifiable intangible assets, and other long-lived assets

232,750

Operating income

143,017

137,622

530,800

256,834

Net periodic pension (cost) income

887

769

3,625

2,980

Interest expense, net

(1,157

)

(1,406

)

(5,122

)

(7,488

)

Income before income taxes

142,747

136,985

529,303

252,326

Income tax provision

41,079

57,204

145,602

119,383

Net income including noncontrolling interests

101,668

79,781

383,701

132,943

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

169

Net income attributable to EMCOR Group, Inc.

$

101,668

$

79,781

$

383,532

$

132,943

Basic earnings per common share:

$

1.90

$

1.45

$

7.09

$

2.41

Diluted earnings per common share:

$

1.89

$

1.45

$

7.06

$

2.40

Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding:

Basic

53,419,752

54,882,514

54,068,982

55,196,173

Diluted

53,724,800

55,160,893

54,347,534

55,421,271

Dividends declared per common share

$

0.13

$

0.08

$

0.52

$

0.32

EMCOR GROUP, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

December 31,
2021

December 31,
2020

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

821,345

$

902,867

Accounts receivable, net

2,204,519

1,922,096

Contract assets

230,143

171,956

Inventories

54,098

53,338

Prepaid expenses and other

80,889

70,679

Total current assets

3,390,994

3,120,936

Property, plant & equipment, net

152,066

158,427

Operating lease right-of-use assets

260,778

242,155

Goodwill

890,268

851,783

Identifiable intangible assets, net

589,365

582,893

Other assets

157,975

107,646

Total assets

$

5,441,446

$

5,063,840

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Current maturities of long-term debt and finance lease liabilities

$

16,235

$

16,910

Accounts payable

734,275

671,886

Contract liabilities

788,134

722,252

Accrued payroll and benefits

490,867

450,955

Other accrued expenses and liabilities

274,406

247,597

Operating lease liabilities, current

57,814

53,632

Total current liabilities

2,361,731

2,163,232

Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities

245,450

259,619

Operating lease liabilities, long-term

220,836

205,362

Other long-term obligations

360,340

382,383

Total liabilities

3,188,357

3,010,596

Equity:

Total EMCOR Group, Inc. stockholders’ equity

2,252,387

2,052,668

Noncontrolling interests

702

576

Total equity

2,253,089

2,053,244

Total liabilities and equity

$

5,441,446

$

5,063,840

EMCOR GROUP, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

For the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2021 and 2020

(In thousands)

2021

2020

Cash flows - operating activities:

Net income including noncontrolling interests

$

383,701

$

132,943

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

48,347

46,721

Amortization of identifiable intangible assets

64,089

59,950

Provision for credit losses

8,041

3,269

Deferred income taxes

9,517

(36,354

)

Non-cash expense for impairment of goodwill, identifiable intangible assets,

and other long-lived assets

232,750

Non-cash share-based compensation expense

11,107

11,151

Other reconciling items

2,374

1,320

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding the effect of businesses acquired

(208,359

)

354,616

Net cash provided by operating activities

318,817

806,366

Cash flows - investing activities:

Payments for acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired

(118,239

)

(50,357

)

Proceeds from sale or disposal of property, plant and equipment

2,754

3,463

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(36,192

)

(47,969

)

Investments in and advances to unconsolidated entities

(1,595

)

Distributions from unconsolidated entities

196

Net cash used in investing activities

(153,076

)

(94,863

)

Cash flows - financing activities:

Proceeds from revolving credit facility

200,000

Repayments of revolving credit facility

(250,000

)

Proceeds from long-term debt

300,000

Repayments of long-term debt and debt issuance costs

(13,875

)

(286,987

)

Repayments of finance lease liabilities

(4,189

)

(4,470

)

Dividends paid to stockholders

(28,163

)

(17,674

)

Repurchases of common stock

(195,546

)

(112,553

)

Taxes paid related to net share settlements of equity awards

(4,210

)

(2,640

)

Issuances of common stock under employee stock purchase plan

7,328

6,557

Payments for contingent consideration arrangements

(6,758

)

(4,070

)

Distributions to noncontrolling interests

(43

)

(70

)

Net cash used in financing activities

(245,456

)

(171,907

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

(1,279

)

4,046

(Decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

(80,994

)

543,642

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of year (1)

903,562

359,920

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period (1)

$

822,568

$

903,562

(1)

Includes $1.2 million, $0.7 million, and $1.1 million of restricted cash classified as "Prepaid expenses and other" in the Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2021, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

EMCOR GROUP, INC.

SEGMENT INFORMATION

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

For the three months ended
December 31,

2021

2020

Revenues from unrelated entities:

United States electrical construction and facilities services

$

541,876

$

461,817

United States mechanical construction and facilities services

1,060,669

969,433

United States building services

630,142

570,909

United States industrial services

283,644

164,341

Total United States operations

2,516,331

2,166,500

United Kingdom building services

123,862

114,994

Total operations

$

2,640,193

$

2,281,494

For the twelve months ended
December 31,

2021

2020

Revenues from unrelated entities:

United States electrical construction and facilities services

$

2,015,466

$

1,806,092

United States mechanical construction and facilities services

3,922,864

3,485,495

United States building services

2,468,892

2,134,016

United States industrial services

986,407

940,895

Total United States operations

9,393,629

8,366,498

United Kingdom building services

509,951

430,563

Total operations

$

9,903,580

$

8,797,061

EMCOR GROUP, INC.

SEGMENT INFORMATION

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

For the three months ended
December 31,

2021

2020

Operating income (loss):

United States electrical construction and facilities services

$

41,339

$

43,944

United States mechanical construction and facilities services

92,601

100,380

United States building services

27,791

27,834

United States industrial services

3,997

(8,625

)

Total United States operations

165,728

163,533

United Kingdom building services

4,958

4,218

Corporate administration

(27,669

)

(28,520

)

Restructuring expenses

(1,609

)

Total operations

143,017

137,622

Other items:

Net periodic pension (cost) income

887

769

Interest expense, net

(1,157

)

(1,406

)

Income before income taxes

$

142,747

$

136,985

For the twelve months ended
December 31,

2021

2020

Operating income (loss):

United States electrical construction and facilities services

$

168,363

$

161,810

United States mechanical construction and facilities services

319,112

292,536

United States building services

119,024

114,159

United States industrial services

(1,666

)

1,175

Total United States operations

604,833

569,680

United Kingdom building services

27,998

20,660

Corporate administration

(102,031

)

(98,542

)

Restructuring expenses

(2,214

)

Impairment loss on goodwill, identifiable intangible assets, and other long-lived assets

(232,750

)

Total operations

530,800

256,834

Other items:

Net periodic pension (cost) income

3,625

2,980

Interest expense, net

(5,122

)

(7,488

)

Income before income taxes

$

529,303

$

252,326

EMCOR GROUP, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF 2021 AND 2020 NON-GAAP OPERATING INCOME AND
NON-GAAP OPERATING MARGIN
(In thousands, except for percentages) (Unaudited)

In our press release, we provide non-GAAP operating income and non-GAAP operating margin for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020. The following tables provide a reconciliation between operating income and operating margin determined on a non-GAAP basis to the most directly comparable GAAP measures for such periods.

For the three months ended
December 31,

For the twelve months ended
December 31,

2021

2020

2021

2020

GAAP operating income

$

143,017

$

137,622

$

530,800

$

256,834

Impairment loss on goodwill, identifiable intangible assets, and other long-lived assets

232,750

Non-GAAP operating income

$

143,017

$

137,622

$

530,800

$

489,584

For the three months ended
December 31,

For the twelve months ended
December 31,

2021

2020

2021

2020

GAAP operating margin

5.4

%

6.0

%

5.4

%

2.9

%

Impairment loss on goodwill, identifiable intangible assets, and other long-lived assets

%

%

%

2.6

%

Non-GAAP operating margin

5.4

%

6.0

%

5.4

%

5.6

%

EMCOR GROUP, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF 2021 AND 2020 NON-GAAP NET INCOME
(In thousands) (Unaudited)

In our press release, we provide non-GAAP net income for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020. The following table provides a reconciliation between net income determined on a non-GAAP basis to the most directly comparable GAAP measure for such periods.

For the three months ended
December 31,

For the twelve months ended
December 31,

2021

2020

2021

2020

GAAP net income

$

101,668

$

79,781

$

383,532

$

132,943

Impairment loss on goodwill, identifiable intangible assets, and other long-lived assets

232,750

Tax effect of impairment loss on goodwill, identifiable intangible assets, and other long-lived assets

22,984

(11,105

)

Non-GAAP net income

$

101,668

$

102,765

$

383,532

$

354,588

EMCOR GROUP, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF 2021 AND 2020 NON-GAAP DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE
(Unaudited)

In our press release, we provide non-GAAP diluted earnings per common share for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020. The following table provides a reconciliation between diluted earnings per common share determined on a non-GAAP basis to the most directly comparable GAAP measure for such periods.

For the three months ended
December 31,

For the twelve months ended
December 31,

2021

2020

2021

2020

GAAP diluted earnings per common share

$

1.89

$

1.45

$

7.06

$

2.40

Impairment loss on goodwill, identifiable intangible assets, and other long-lived assets

4.20

Tax effect of impairment loss on goodwill, identifiable intangible assets, and other long-lived assets

0.42

(0.20

)

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per common share

$

1.89

$

1.86

$

7.06

$

6.40

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