MasTec Reports Strong First Quarter Revenue Growth and Expects Record 2012 Revenue and Earnings

May 3, 2012

- First Quarter Revenue Increased 26% to $778 Million
- First Quarter Cash Flow from Operations of $43 Million
- Liquidity of $497 Million

CORAL GABLES, Fla., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ) today announced revenue for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012 of $778 million compared to $618 million for the first quarter of 2011, an increase of 26%.  First quarter 2012 net income was $14 million compared to $21 million in the comparable quarter last year.  First quarter earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) was $53 million compared to $58 million for the first quarter of 2011.  First quarter fully diluted earnings per share was $0.17 compared to $0.26 for the first quarter of 2011.  The first quarter of 2011 included a significant amount of revenue and earnings related to the Ruby Pipeline project which was substantially completed in the second quarter of 2011.  

Jose Mas, CEO of MasTec, commented, "Overall, we had another good quarter, with results at the top of the range of our guidance.  The first quarter is typically our weakest quarter, with earnings improving significantly over the remaining quarters. Our guidance for the year reflects our current anticipation of record revenue and earnings, as well as improved margins and cash flow."

C. Robert Campbell, MasTec's Executive Vice President and CFO, added, "We had a good cash flow quarter with cash flow from operations of $43 million.   Liquidity at March 31, 2012, was $497 million.  Liquidity is defined as unrestricted cash plus availability under the Company's bank credit facility."

MasTec is increasing its 2012 full year revenue guidance to $3.35 billion.  2012 net income guidance of $122 million, EBITDA guidance of an estimated $325 million and fully diluted earnings per share guidance of a projected $1.42 remain unchanged. 

For the second quarter of 2012, the Company currently expects revenue of approximately $900 million, net income of $30 million and EBITDA of $80 million.  Second quarter 2012 fully diluted earnings per share is expected to be $0.35.  

Management, including Jose Mas, CEO,  will hold a conference call to discuss these results on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time.  The call-in number for the conference call is (719) 325-2135 and the replay number is (719) 457-0820, with a pass code of 5264100.  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,


2012


2011

Revenue

$     778,476


$    618,492

Costs of revenue, excluding depreciation and amortization

684,657


528,553

Depreciation and amortization

20,954


15,109

General and administrative expenses

40,809


32,499

Interest expense, net

8,992


7,912

Other income, net

(454)


(165)

Income before provision for income taxes

$       23,518


$      34,584

Provision for income taxes

(9,348)


(13,488)

     Net income

$       14,170


$      21,096

Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests

(2)


(10)

Net income attributable to MasTec

$       14,172


$      21,106





Earnings per share :








Basic earnings per share

$            0.18


$          0.27

Basic weighted average common shares outstanding

80,615


78,426





Diluted earnings per share

$            0.17


$           0.26

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

83,906


83,633

 

 




Condensed Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)








March 31,
2012


December 31,
2011

Assets





Current assets


$       823,728


$       822,510

Property and equipment, net


264,968


266,583

Goodwill and other intangibles, net


925,693


925,796

Securities available for sale


13,981


13,565

Other assets


41,922


52,691

        Total assets


$    2,070,292


$    2,081,145






Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity





Current liabilities


$       578,591


$       580,247

Deferred tax liabilities, net


123,767


122,614

Long-term debt        


426,838


460,725

Other liabilities


112,043


106,352

Shareholders' equity


829,053


811,207

        Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$    2,070,292


$    2,081,145

 

 


Condensed Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)






Three Months Ended March 31,



2012


2011

Net cash provided by operating activities


$              43,445


$              50,321

Net cash used in investing activities


(16,581)


(31,120)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities


(27,062)


1,154

      Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents


(198)


20,355

Net effect of currency translation on cash


49


32

Cash and cash equivalents-beginning of period


20,280


177,604

      Cash and cash equivalents-end of period


$              20,131


$            197,991

 

 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Disclosures-Unaudited

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





Three Months Ended
March 31, 2012

Three Months Ended
March 31, 2011




EBITDA Reconciliation

Total

 

Percent of
Revenue

Total

 

Percent of
Revenue






GAAP Net income

$14.2

1.8%

$21.1

3.4%

Interest expense, net

9.0

1.2%

7.9

1.3%

Provision for income taxes

9.3

1.2%

13.5

2.2%

Depreciation and amortization

21.0

2.7%

15.1

2.4%

 

Earnings before, interest, taxes, depreciation
    and amortization (EBITDA) and margin

$53.5

6.9%

$57.6

9.3%

 

 


Guidance for
Three Months Ended
June 30, 2012

Three Months Ended
June 30, 2011




Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation

Total

 

Percent of
Revenue

Total

 

Percent of
Revenue






GAAP Net income

$30.1

3.3%

$44.5

5.9%

Interest expense, net

9.4

1.0%

8.3

1.1%

Provision for income taxes

19.9

2.2%

28.4

3.8%

Depreciation and amortization

20.6

2.3%

18.6

2.5%

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation
     and amortization (EBITDA) and margin

80.0

8.9%

99.8

13.3%

Gain from remeasurement of equity interest in
     acquiree

-

0.0%

(29.0)

(3.9%)

Adjusted EBITDA

$80.0

8.9%

$70.7

9.4%

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation

Years Ended


2012E

2011

2010

GAAP Net income

$122

$106.0

$90.4

Interest expense, net

39

34.4

29.1

Provision for income taxes

80

68.1

63.6

Depreciation

72

61.2

45.0

Amortization

12

14.0

13.0

EBITDA

$325

$283.7

$241.1

  EBITDA margin

9.7%

9.4%

10.4%

Gain from remeasurement of equity interest in acquiree

-

(29.0)

-

Multi-employer pension plan withdrawal charge

-

6.4

-

Adjusted EBITDA

$325.0

$261.1

$241.1

  Adjusted EBITDA margin

9.7%

8.7%

10.4%

 

 

Adjusted Net Income and EPS Reconciliation


Three Months Ended
June 30,



2012E

2011

GAAP Net income


$30.1

$44.5

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


-

(17.7)

Adjusted Net Income


$30.1

$26.8

 

GAAP Diluted net income per share attributable to MasTec


$0.35

$0.51

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


-

(0.20)





Adjusted Diluted Net Income per share attributable to MasTec


$0.35

$0.31

 

 

Adjusted Net Income and EPS Reconciliation


Year Ended
December 31,



2012E

2011

GAAP Net income


$122.0

$106.0

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


-

(17.7)

Multi-employer pension plan withdrawal charge, net of tax


-

3.9

Adjusted Net Income


$122.0

$92.2

 

GAAP Diluted net income per share attributable to MasTec


$1.42

$1.23

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


-

(0.20)

Multi-employer pension plan withdrawal charge, net of tax


-

0.05





Adjusted Diluted Net Income per share attributable to MasTec


$1.42

$1.07

 

 

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.

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.  Jose Mas, CEO of MasTec, has led the Company since April of 2007.

SOURCE MasTec, Inc., Jose Mas CEO

J. Marc Lewis, Vice President-Investor Relations, +1-305-406-1815, +1-305-406-1886, fax, marc.lewis@mastec.com