Comfort Systems USA Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

Comfort Systems USA Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (NYSE: FIX), a leading provider of commercial, industrial and institutional heating, ventilation and air conditioning ("HVAC") services, today announced net income attributable to Comfort Systems USA of $7,762,000 or $0.21 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, as compared to $4,468,000 or $0.12 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. The Company reported revenue of $351,053,000 in the current quarter as compared to $353,172,000 in 2012. The Company reported free cash flow of $2,996,000 in the current quarter, as compared to $2,641,000 in 2012. Backlog as of June 30, 2013 was $590,276,000 as compared to $631,056,000 as of March 31, 2013 and $617,204,000 as of June 30, 2012.

Brian Lane, Comfort Systems USA's Chief Executive Officer, said, "We experienced improved profitability during the quarter. Service continued to provide solid returns, and many of our construction projects benefitted from terrific execution despite tough markets. Our people have performed and improved through adversity, and as activity recovers we feel confident in our world-class team of building professionals. Although backlog declined somewhat this quarter in the midst of our busy project performance season, we feel that compared to the past few years our pipeline of work is consistent and that our operations are favorably positioned with available work."


The Company reported net income attributable to Comfort Systems USA for the six months ended June 30, 2013 of $10,294,000 or $0.28 per diluted share as compared to $3,439,000 or $0.09 per diluted share, for the first six months of 2012. The Company also reported revenue of $676,943,000 as compared to $680,074,000 for the same period of 2012. Free cash flow for the six months ended June 30, 2013 was negative $10,386,000 as compared to negative free cash flow of $18,849,000 in the first six months of 2012.

Mr. Lane concluded, "We are experiencing good cash flow and improved margins, and our operations have a solid pipeline of work for this winter. We are preparing for the future by investing in growth initiatives that we believe will benefit us in all economic conditions, and we believe that we are ready to take advantage of opportunities when the economy improves."

As previously announced, the Company will host a webcast and conference call to discuss its financial results and position in more depth on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time. The call-in number for this conference call is 1-888-713-4217 and enter 46959023 as the passcode. Participants may pre-register for the call at https://www.theconferencingservice.com/prereg/key.process?key=PE3JLJEE6. The Company anticipates that an accompanying slide presentation will also be available under the Investor tab. Pre-registrants will be issued a pin number to use when dialing in to the live call, which will provide quick access to the conference by bypassing the operator upon connection. The call can also be accessed on the Company's website at www.comfortsystemsusa.com under the Investor tab. A replay of the entire call will be available until 6:00 p.m. Central Time, Thursday, August 8, 2013 by calling 1-888-286-8010 with the conference passcode of 89106007, and will also be available on our website on the next business day following the call.

Comfort Systems USA® is a premier provider of business solutions addressing workplace comfort, with 87 locations in 72 cities around the nation. For more information, visit the Company's website atwww.comfortsystemsusa.com.

Certain statements and information in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," "intend," "foresee," "should," "would," "could," or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which are generally not historic in nature. These forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations and beliefs of Comfort Systems USA, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, the "Company") concerning future developments and their effect on the Company. While the Company's management believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made, there can be no assurance that future developments affecting the Company will be those that it anticipates. All comments concerning the Company's expectations for future revenues and operating results are based on the Company's forecasts for its existing operations and do not include the potential impact of any future acquisitions. The Company's forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond the Company's control) and assumptions that could cause actual future results to differ materially from the Company's historical experience and its present expectations or projections. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: the use of incorrect estimates for bidding a fixed-price contract; undertaking contractual commitments that exceed the Company's labor resources; failing to perform contractual obligations efficiently enough to maintain profitability; national or regional weakness in construction activity and economic conditions; financial difficulties affecting projects, vendors, customers, or subcontractors; the Company's backlog failing to translate into actual revenue or profits; difficulty in obtaining or increased costs associated with bonding and insurance; impairment to goodwill; errors in the Company's percentage-of-completion method of accounting; the result of competition in the Company's markets; the Company's decentralized management structure; material failure to comply with varying state and local laws, regulations or requirements; debarment from bidding on or performing government contracts; shortages of labor and specialty building materials; retention of key management; seasonal fluctuations in the demand for HVAC systems; the imposition of past and future liability from environmental, safety, and health regulations including the inherent risk associated with self-insurance; adverse litigation results; and other risks detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For additional information regarding known material factors that could cause the Company's results to differ from its projected results, please see its filings with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after the date they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

- Financial tables follow -

                

Comfort Systems USA, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

For the Three Months and Six Months Ended June 30, 2013 and 2012


(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
June 30,June 30,
2013%2012%2013%2012%
Revenue$351,053100.0%$353,172100.0%$676,943100.0%$680,074100.0%
Cost of services 291,08682.9% 299,07684.7% 565,50983.5% 583,04785.7%
Gross profit59,96717.1%54,09615.3%111,43416.5%97,02714.3%
 
SG&A45,69913.0%46,87713.3%92,21913.6%92,92813.7%
Gain on sale of assets (111)

-

 (222)(0.1)% (250)

-

 (339)

-

Operating income14,3794.1%7,4412.1%19,4652.9%4,4380.7%
 
Interest expense, net(340)(0.1)%(424)(0.1)%(671)(0.1)%(817)(0.1)%
Changes in the fair value of contingent earn-out obligations

(27

)

-

(37

)

-

(54)

-

(67

)

-

Other income (expense) 37

-

 18

-

 101

-

 69

-

Income before income taxes14,0494.0%6,9982.0%18,8412.8%3,6230.5%
 
Income tax expense 5,735 3,049 7,778 2,105
Income from continuing operations8,3142.4%3,9491.1%11,0631.6%1,5180.2%
 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income tax expense (benefit) of $-, $122, $(39) and $(40)

 

-

 98 (54) (139)
Net income including noncontrolling interests8,3142.4%4,0471.1%11,0091.6%1,3790.2%
 
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests 552 (421) 715 (2,060)
Net income attributable to Comfort Systems USA, Inc.$7,7622.2%$4,4681.3%$10,2941.5%$3,4390.5%
 
Income per share attributable to Comfort Systems USA, Inc.:
Basic─
Income from continuing operations$0.21$0.12$0.28$0.09
Income (loss) from discontinued operations 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Net income$0.21$0.12$0.28$0.09
 
Diluted─
Income from continuing operations$0.21$0.12$0.28$0.09
Income (loss) from discontinued operations 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Net income$0.21$0.12$0.28$0.09
 
Shares used in computing income per share:
Basic37,19037,16637,12837,111
Diluted37,36537,24737,34937,232
 
Note 1: The diluted earnings per share data presented above reflects the dilutive effect, if any, of stock options and contingently issuable restricted stock which were outstanding during the periods presented.
                 

Supplemental Non-GAAP Information — Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA") — (Unaudited)

 
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
June 30,June 30,
2013%2012%2013%2012%
Net income including noncontrolling interests

$

8,314$4,047$11,009

$

1,379
Discontinued operations

-

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