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CECO Environmental Reports Third Quarter And Nine Month 2012 Results

Company Achieves Quarterly Earnings Per Share of $0.19

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CINCINNATI, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CECO Environmental Corp. (NasdaqGM: CECE), a leading provider of air pollution control technology and systems, today announced third quarter and nine-month results for the period ended September 30, 2012.

Financial highlights for the third quarter of 2012 compared to the third quarter of 2011 include:

Net sales were $33.1 million compared to $32.9 million in the comparable quarter, an increase of 0.5%;
Gross profit increased by 8.6% to $10.5 million from $9.7 million;
Gross margin increased to 31.8% from 29.4%;
Operating income increased by 28.4% to $4.3 million from $3.3 million in 2011;
Operating margin increased to 12.8% from 10.0% in 2011;
Net income increased by 40.9% to $3.3 million compared to $2.3 million;
Net income per diluted share was $0.19 compared to $0.14 in 2011;
SG&A expenses remain fairly consistent as a percent of sales at 18.7% compared to 19.0%;
Bookings increased by 17.4% to $41.8 million compared to $35.6 million in 2011;
Cash and cash equivalents remain strong at $24.5 million compared to $12.7 million as of December 31, 2011; and
Backlog as of September 30, 2012 was $67.6 million compared to $54.9 million as of December 31, 2011 and $55.3 million as of September 30, 2011.
Q3 2012 includes a $0.5 million net benefit from the US R&D tax credit for Fiscal Year 2011 relating to our innovative product technologies.

Financial highlights for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to nine months ended September 30, 2011 include:

Net sales were $100.7 million compared to $101.4 million for the comparable period in 2011, a decrease of 0.7%;
Gross profit increased by 16.3% to $31.3 million from $26.9 million;
Gross margin increased to 31.0% from 26.5%;
Operating income increased 43.3% to $12.3 million from $8.6 million in 2011;
Operating margin increased to 12.2% from 8.4% in 2011;
Net income increased 41.0% to $7.8 million compared to net income of $5.5 million;
Net income per diluted share was $0.47 compared to $0.34 in the previous year;
SG&A expenses as a percent of sales increased slightly to 18.6% from 17.8%; and
Year-to-date bookings increased by 10.7% to $113.4 million compared to $102.4 million in 2011.

"We are very pleased  with the results that CECO achieved in the third quarter and year to date as the Company continued to realize improving margins, greater profitability and increasing bookings," commented CECO's Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Lang. "The Company's significant booking momentum from our North America and international customers coupled with our management team's focus on cost containment and margin improvement  contributed to CECO's substantial growth in operating cash flow and continued operational excellence. We are ideally positioned for future organic and inorganic growth opportunities during the rest of 2012 and into 2013."

CECO will host a conference call on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. EST to review its financial results for the quarter.  Conferencing details are as follows:

Dial in number:             

866-356-4441

International dial in number:

617-597-5396

Participant passcode:          

80596185



Replay:                           

888-286-8010

International:                    

617-801-6888

Passcode:                        

97031195

This call is being webcast by Thomson/CCBN and can be accessed at CECO's web site at www.cecoenviro.com.

The webcast is also being distributed through the Thomson StreetEvents Network.  Individual investors can listen to the call at www.earnings.com, Thomson's individual investor portal, powered by StreetEvents.  Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson StreetEvents (www.streetevents.com), a password-protected event management site.

ABOUT CECO ENVIRONMENTAL

CECO Environmental is a global leader providing air pollutions control technology. Through its subsidiaries – Busch International, CECO Filters, CECO Abatement Systems, Kirk & Blum, Effox-Flextor, Fisher-Klosterman/Buell, CECO China and A.V.C. Specialists – CECO provides a wide spectrum of air quality products and services including engineered equipment, cyclones, scrubbers, dampers, diverters, RTO's, component parts and monitoring and management services.  Industries served include refining, petro-chemical, power, aluminum, steel, automotive, chemical and large industrial processes.  Revenue from engineered equipment technology is approximately 75% and 25% from parts, services and aftermarket.  Global Growth, Operational Excellence, Margin Expansion, Safety, and Employee Development are CECO's core competencies and long term objectives.

For more information on CECO Environmental please visit the company's website at http://www.cecoenviro.com.

Contact:
Corporate Information
Jeff Lang, CECO Environmental Corp.
1-800-333-5475

                                                                                              

CECO ENVIRONMENTAL CORP.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(unaudited)

 

Dollars in thousands, except per share data

 


THREE MONTHS ENDED
SEPTEMBER 30,

NINE MONTHS ENDED
SEPTEMBER 30,


2012

2011

2012

2011

Net sales   

$    33,102

$    32,947

$  100,720

$  101,440

Cost of sales  

22,574

23,249

69,461

74,571






Gross profit

10,528

9,698

31,259

26,869

Selling and administrative 

6,197

6,270

18,724

17,958

Amortization   

80

118

252

341






Income from operations

4,251

3,310

12,283

8,570

Other (expenses) income, net

(69)

103

(133)

436

Interest expense (including related party interest of $60 and

   $59, and $178 and $177, respectively) 

(291)

(296)

(828)

(870)






Income from operations before income taxes

3,891

3,117

11,322

8,136






Income tax expense

623

798

3,524

2,606






Net income

$      3,268

$      2,319

$      7,798

$      5,530






Per share data:





Basic net income 

$        0.22

$        0.16

$        0.53

$        0.39






Diluted net income   

$        0.19

$        0.14

$        0.47

$        0.34






Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:





Basic  

14,630,264

14,371,752

14,591,325

14,340,119






Diluted    

17,258,552

17,157,305

17,199,337

17,130,767

 

CECO ENVIRONMENTAL CORP.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

Dollars in thousands, except per share data

 



SEPTEMBER 30,
2012



  DECEMBER 31,    
2011


ASSETS









Current assets:









Cash and cash equivalents


$

24,455



$

12,724


Accounts receivable, net



21,281




23,109


Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on

   uncompleted contracts



7,057




10,643


Inventories, net



4,292




4,344


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



2,399




2,650


Total current assets



59,484




53,470





Property and equipment, net



5,128




5,651


Goodwill



14,777




14,661


Intangibles – finite life, net



274




526


Intangibles – indefinite life



3,230




3,218


Deferred income tax asset, net



848




848


Deferred charges and other assets



714




971




$

84,455



$

79,345














LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY









Current liabilities:









Accounts payable and accrued expenses 


$

12,101



$

13,569


Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on

   uncompleted contracts



8,501




9,647


Income taxes payable



1,531




393


Total current liabilities



22,133




23,609


Other liabilities



3,197




3,146


Convertible subordinated notes (including related parties

   notes of $3,950 in 2012 and 2011)



8,760




9,600


Total liabilities



34,090




36,355





Shareholders' equity:









Preferred stock, $.01 par value; 10,000 shares authorized,

   none issued







Common stock, $0.01 par value; 100,000,000 shares

   authorized, 14,849,502 and 14,654,262 shares issued in

   2012 and 2011



148




146


Capital in excess of par value



45,393




44,249


Accumulated earnings



7,410




1,301


Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(2,230)




(2,350)





50,721




43,346


Less treasury stock, at cost, 137,920 shares in 2012 and

   2011



(356)




(356)


Total shareholders' equity



50,365




42,990




$

84,455



$

79,345


This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  All forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions.  These risks and uncertainties, which are more fully described in CECO's Annual and Quarterly Reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and include, but are not limited to: our dependence on fixed price contracts and the risks associated therewith, including actual costs exceeding our estimates and our method of accounting for contract revenue; our history of losses and possibility of further losses; fluctuations in operating results from period to period due to seasonality of our business; the effect of growth on our infrastructure, resources, and existing sales; our ability to expand our operations in both new and existing markets; the potential for contract delay or cancellation; the potential for fluctuations in prices for manufactured components and raw materials; the impact of federal, state or local government regulations; economic and political conditions generally; and the effect of competition in the air pollution control and industrial ventilation industry. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material aspects from those currently anticipated.  We caution investors that other factors might, in the future, prove to be important in affecting our results of operations. New factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for management to predict all such factors, nor can it assess the impact of each such factor on the business or the extent to which any factor, or a combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Investors are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements as they speak only to our views as of the date the statement is made. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

SOURCE CECO Environmental Corp.



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