Ameresco Reports Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Published Date: 
Tue, 08/07/2012

Second Quarter 2012 Financial Highlights:

  • Revenue of $164.1 million
  • Net income of $5.2 million
  • Net income per diluted share of $0.11

6 Month Year-to-Date 2012 Financial Highlights:

  • Revenue of $310.7 million
  • Net income of $6.7 million
  • Net income per diluted share of $0.14

FRAMINGHAM, MA – August 7, 2012 – Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, today announced financial results for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2012. The Company has also furnished prepared remarks in conjunction with this press release in a Current Report on Form 8-K. Those prepared remarks contain supplemental information, including non-GAAP financial metrics, and have been posted to the “Investor Relations” section of the Company’s website at www.ameresco.com.

Total revenue for the second quarter of 2012 was $164.1 million, compared to $165.5 million for the same period in 2011, a decrease of 0.8% year-over-year. Operating income for the second quarter of 2012 was $8.3 million, compared to $13.4 million for the second quarter of 2011, a decrease of 38.2% year-over-year. Second quarter 2012 adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, was $13.9 million, compared to $16.9 million for the same period in 2011, a decrease of 17.8% year-over-year. Net income for the second quarter of 2012 was $5.2 million, compared to $8.8 million for the same period of 2011, a decrease of 41.5% year-over-year. Second quarter 2012 net income per diluted share was $0.11, compared to $0.19 per diluted share for the same period of 2011.

“Ameresco delivered second quarter financial results in line with expectations,” stated George P. Sakellaris, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ameresco. “During the quarter, we continued to execute well on projects in construction, awarded projects increased 40%, total construction backlog reached record levels and revenue from all other offerings increased 56%. However, we are disappointed by the pace of converting awarded projects to signed contracts in a few segments, which is causing us to revise our revenue and net income guidance for 2012. We believe that once normal conversion timing returns in all segments that we will be well positioned for future growth.”

For the six months ended June 30, 2012, we reported total revenue of $310.7 million, compared to $311.9 million for the same period in 2011, a decrease of 0.4% year-over-year. Operating income for the first six months of 2012 was $11.7 million, compared to $21.7 million for the first six months of 2011, a decrease of 46.1% year-over-year. Adjusted EBITDA for the first six months of 2012 was $23.1 million, compared to $28.8 million for the first six months of 2011, a decrease of 19.9% year-over-year. Net income for the first six months of 2012 was $6.7 million, compared to $14.1 million for the first six months of 2011, a decrease of 52.7% year-over-year. Net income per diluted share was $0.14 for the first six months of 2012, compared to $0.31 for the first six months of 2011.

 

Additional Second Quarter 2012 Operating Highlights:

 

  • Revenue generated from backlog was $119.8 million for the second quarter of 2012, a decrease of 12.7% year-over-year.
  • All other revenue was $44.8 million for the second quarter of 2012, an increase of 55.6% year-over-year.
  • Operating cash flows were $6.3 million for the second quarter of 2012.
  • Total construction backlog was $1.3 billion as of June 30, 2012 and consisted of:
    • $390.7 million of fully-contracted backlog, which represents signed customer contracts for installation or construction of projects that are expected to convert into revenue over the next 12-24 months, on average; and
    • $909.6 million of awarded projects, which represents estimated future revenue for projects for which contracts are expected to be signed over the next 6-12 months, on average. 

FY 2012 Guidance
Ameresco is revising its guidance for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012. As stated previously, guidance assumed continued improvement in the environment for converting awarded projects to signed contracts for the balance of the year. While awarded projects are converting into signed contracts in many regions as expected, we have experienced a lengthening of backlog conversion times in a few segments, and as a consequence, a portion of revenue that was previously expected to be recognized in the second half of 2012 is now expected to be recognized in 2013. The Company now expects total revenue to be in the range of $695 million to $730 million; and net income in the range of $32 million to $35 million. 
 
Webcast Reminder

Ameresco will hold its earnings conference call today, August 7th, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time with President and Chief Executive Officer, George Sakellaris, and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Andrew Spence, to discuss details regarding the Company’s second quarter 2012 results, business outlook and strategy. Participants may access the conference call by dialing domestically 888.680.0860 or internationally 617.213.4852. The passcode is 46797556. Participants are advised to dial-in at least ten minutes prior to the call to register. Those who wish to only listen to the conference call webcast may do so by visiting the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website at www.ameresco.com. 

Pre-Registration for the call is also available at:
https://www.theconferencingservice.com/prereg/key.process?key= P4RG86BP7. Pre-registrants will be issued a pin number to use when dialing into the live call which will provide faster access to the conference by bypassing the operator upon connection.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release and the accompanying tables include references to adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure. For a description of this non-GAAP financial measure, including the reasons management uses this measure, please see the section following the accompanying tables titled "Exhibit A: Non-GAAP Financial Measures". For a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to operating income, the most directly comparable financial measure prepared in accordance with GAAP, please see Other Non-GAAP Disclosure in the accompanying tables.

About Ameresco, Inc.

Founded in 2000, Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) is a leading independent provider of comprehensive services, energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions for facilities throughout North America. Ameresco’s services include upgrades to a facility’s energy infrastructure and the development, construction and operation of renewable energy plants.  Ameresco has successfully completed energy saving, environmentally responsible projects with federal, state and local governments, healthcare and educational institutions, housing authorities, and commercial and industrial customers.  With its corporate headquarters in Framingham, MA, Ameresco provides local expertise through its 63 offices in 34 states and five Canadian provinces. Ameresco has more than 900 employees. For more information, visit www.ameresco.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for Ameresco, Inc., including statements about pipeline and backlog, as well as estimated future revenues and net income, and other statements containing the words “projects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “will” and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including the timing of, and ability to, enter into contracts for awarded projects on the terms proposed; the timing of work Ameresco does on projects where it recognizes revenue on a percentage of completion basis, including the ability to perform under recently signed contracts without unusual delay; demand for Ameresco’s energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions; the Company’s ability to arrange financing for its projects; changes in federal, state and local government policies and programs related to energy efficiency and renewable energy; the ability of customers to cancel or defer contracts included in our backlog; the effects of our recent acquisitions; seasonality in construction and in demand for its products and services; a customer’s decision to delay the Company’s work on, or other risks involved with, a particular project; availability and costs of labor and equipment; the addition of new customers or the loss of existing customers; and other factors discussed in Ameresco’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on March 15, 2012. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent Ameresco’s views as of the date of this press release. Ameresco anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause its views to change. However, while Ameresco may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Ameresco’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Contact:   Media Relations         CarolAnn Hibbard, 508.661.2264, news@ameresco.com
                 Investor Relations       Suzanne Messere, 508.598.3044, ir@ameresco.com

 

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