CECO Environmental: Q4 & full year results

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CINCINNATI - CECO Environmental Corp. (NasdaqGM: CECE), a leading global environmental technology company focused on critical solutions in the product recovery, air pollution control, fluid handling and filtration industries, reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. Results include the operations of Met-Pro Corporation ("Met-Pro") from the date of its acquisition on August 27, 2013.

Total revenue in the fourth quarter of 2013 was $68.7 million, up 100.2% from total revenue of $34.3 million in the prior-year's fourth quarter. Recent acquisitions contributed $34.3 million of revenue in the quarter, including Met-Pro, which contributed $23.3 million for the period from October 1 to December 31.

Net income was $2.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared with net income of $3.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Excluding acquisition and integration expenses, amortization and earn-out expenses, inventory and plant, property and equipment valuation adjustments attributable to the Met-Pro acquisition and legal reserves, non-GAAP net income increased 112.5% to $6.8 million. Net income per diluted share was $0.11 in the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared with net income per diluted share of $0.18 in the fourth quarter of 2012; Non-GAAP net income per diluted share, adjusted as noted above, increased 44.4% to $0.26 from $0.18 in the prior year period.

Bookings were $66.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, compared with $26.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, an increase of 154%.

Cash and cash equivalents were $22.7 million and bank debt was $88.9 million as of December 31, 2013 compared to $23.0 and no bank debt as of December 31, 2012. The increase in debt was attributable to the Met-Pro Acquisition.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR FULL YEAR 2013

Revenue in 2013 was $197.3 million, up 46.1% from $135.1 million in 2012. Acquisitions contributed $68.1 million in revenue in 2013.

Net income in 2013 was $6.6 million as compared with $10.9 million in 2012. Excluding acquisition and integration expenses, amortization and earn-out expenses, inventory and plant, property and equipment valuation adjustments attributable to the Met-Pro acquisition and legal reserves, non-GAAP net income increased 83.8% to $20.4 million.

Net income per diluted share was $0.32 in 2013 as compared with $0.65 in 2012; Non-GAAP diluted net income per share increased 50.7% to $0.98.

BACKLOG AND BOOKINGS

Total backlog at December 31, 2013 was $98.5 million as compared with $100.4 million on September 30, 2013, and $59.5 million on December 31, 2012. Acquisitions contributed approximately $37.1 million to the backlog on a year-over-year basis.

Bookings in the fourth quarter of 2013 were $66.8 million, up from $26.3 million in the prior-year period. Bookings were $199.2 million in 2013, compared with $139.7 million in 2012.

QUARTERLY DIVIDEND

On March 5, 2014, CECO's Board of Directors approved a quarterly dividend of $0.05 per share. The dividend will be paid on March 31, 2014 to all shareholders of record at the close of business on March 19, 2013. CECO initiated a Dividend Reinvestment Plan ("DRIP") in 2012 that provides for the voluntary reinvestment of dividends by its stockholders.

OPERATIONAL SUMMARY

"We are pleased with CECO's overall results both for the fourth quarter and for 2013 as we completed and integrated the acquisitions of Met-Pro, Aarding and Adwest and continued to execute on our core objectives, including profitable growth and improving margins," said Jeff Lang, Chief Executive Officer of CECO. "We achieved several important milestones in the quarter including increased global bookings activity, strong backlog growth, significant integration progress, non-GAAP EPS growth, and expanding our global growth platform. The integration of Met-Pro has been quite successful with targeted cost synergies already achieved, the divestiture of a small non-core business completed and non-core real estate divestitures well underway. Revenue synergies also continue to advance. We remain focused on our business and executing on our sales and operational excellence initiatives, which we expect to drive both additional top line growth and increased operating cash flow generation."

Jeff Lang also commented, "Overall business conditions in our sector in the fourth quarter improved modestly from the prior quarter. We expect things will continue to improve throughout 2014 and that the pollution control market will outpace overall GDP. Our 'One-CECO' sales initiative is beginning to pay dividends and we continue to build out our business platform in China. I am proud of what we accomplished in 2013, but even more excited about where we can take the company in 2014 and beyond as we continue to create increasing shareholder value on the back of our strengthened platform."

Jeff Lang, Chief Executive Officer, and Neal Murphy, Chief Financial Officer, will discuss the company's fourth quarter and full Year 2013 results during a conference call scheduled for Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. EST (7:30 a.m. Central Time).

The North American toll-free number for the call is (855) 626-8629. International callers should dial (954) 320-7630. The conference code for the call is 4839240. A webcast of the live call can be either accessed at CECO's website at http://cecoenviro.com, or directly accessed at http://us.meeting-stream.com/cecoenvironmentalcorp_030614.

For those unable to listen to the live call, a taped replay will be available from 11:30 a.m. EST on March 7 until 11:59 p.m. EDT on March 21. To access the replay, call (855) 859-2056 (North American callers) or (404) 537-3406 (international callers) and use conference code 4839240.

ABOUT CECO ENVIRONMENTAL

CECO Environmental is a leading global environmental technology company focused on critical solutions in the product recovery, air pollution control, fluid handling and filtration segments. Through its well-known brands, CECO provides a wide spectrum of products and services including dampers & diverters, cyclonic technology, thermal oxidizers, filtration systems, scrubbers, fluid handling equipment and plant engineered services and engineered design build fabrication. These products play a vital role in helping companies achieve exacting production standards, meeting increasing plant needs and stringent emissions control regulations around the globe. CECO globally serves the broadest range of markets and industries including power, municipalities, chemical, industrial manufacturing, refining, petrochemical, metals, minerals & mining, hospitals and universities. CECO is focused on building long-term shareholder value by bringing its unique technology, portfolio and operational excellence to strategic key growth markets around the world, while maintaining the highest standards of employee development, project execution and safety leadership. CECO is listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CECE" and is a member company of the Russell 2000 Index. For more information on CECO Environmental, please visit the company's website at http://www.cecoenviro.com.

Contact:
Corporate Information
Jeff Lang, Chief Executive Officer
Neal Murphy, Chief Financial Officer
1-800-333-5475

or

Investor Relations:
Shawn Severson
The Blueshirt Group
Phone: (415) 489-2198
Email: Shawn@blueshirtgroup.com

SOURCE: CECO Environmental Corp.
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