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Fortress International Group, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2012 Financial Results Fourth Quarter Revenue of $8.6 Million

Gross Profit of $2.4 Million; Net Loss of $(0.2) Million

Positive Normalized Adjusted EBITDA

Cash and Cash Equivalents Totaling $5.6 Million as of December 31, 2012

COLUMBIA, Md., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Fortress International Group, Inc. (Other OTC: FIGI) a provider of consulting and engineering, construction management and site services for mission-critical facilities, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012.

Anthony Angelini, Chief Executive Officer of Fortress, stated, "I am pleased with the progress we made during the fourth quarter and view Fortress as a very different company at the end of 2012 than it was at the beginning.  During the year we experienced a change in management, reduced our costs, aligned our business to drive improved gross margins and profitability, and, importantly, protected our cash position by returning the Company to Normalized Adjusted EBITDA profitability following our March restructuring.  Further, we are exploring some avenues of future investment for growth and I am pleased with the traction we are gaining.  We approach these investments prudently despite our enthusiasm about the growth opportunities in certain sectors of the data center market.  I am proud of the efforts of our people during 2012 and look forward to an exciting 2013."

Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Highlights:

  • Revenue of $8.6 million, compared with $9.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • Gross profit of $2.4 million, compared with $1.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • Normalized Adjusted EBITDA slightly positive, compared with a Normalized Adjusted EBITDA loss of $(1.1) million in the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • Net loss of $(0.2) million, or $(0.01) per basic and diluted share, compared with $(1.3) million or $(0.09) per basic and diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • Cash and cash equivalents totaling $5.6 million as of December 31, 2012.

Financial Highlights for the Year Ended December 31, 2012:

  • Revenue of $47.7 million, compared with $36.9 million in 2011.
  • Gross profit of $9.4 million, compared with $12.5 million in 2011.
  • Normalized Adjusted EBITDA slightly negative, compared with Normalized Adjusted EBITDA of $1.8 million in 2011.
  • Net loss of $(4.0) million, or $(0.28) per basic and diluted share, compared with net income of $1.8 million, or $0.14 and $0.13 per basic and diluted share, respectively, in 2011.

Chief Financial Officer Kenneth D. Schwarz added, "We ended the year with strong third and fourth quarter results including positive Normalized Adjusted EBITDA and growth in our more profitable Facility Management business. We continue to manage closely our SG&A costs, with a focus on investing our resources to support our growth and initiatives that will propel us forward in the future.  We are pleased with these results and look to continued improvement in 2013."

Quarterly Conference Call Details

The Company will conduct its regularly scheduled financial announcement conference call on March 21, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. EDT. Investors may listen to the conference call via telephone at: 877-941-8416 (U.S./Canada) or 480-629-9808 (international) or via live audio web cast on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.thefigi.com.  

An audio replay of the conference call will also be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and will be available until Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The audio replay can be accessed by dialing 800-406-7325 (U.S./Canada) or 303-590-3030 (international) and entering conference call ID 4608264, or via an archived webcast available on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.thefigi.com approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call, and will remain available for 90 calendar days.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA and Normalized Adjusted EBITDA are supplemental financial measures not defined under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, impairment loss on goodwill and other intangibles, stock-based compensation, and provision for bad debts.  We present Adjusted EBITDA because we believe this supplemental measure of operating performance is helpful in comparing our operating results across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding non-cash items that may, or could, have a disproportionate positive or negative impact on our results of operations in any particular period. We also use Adjusted EBITDA as a factor in evaluating the performance of certain management personnel when determining incentive compensation.

We define Normalized Adjusted EBITDA as Adjusted EBITDA before restructuring charges and certain other non-recurring costs. We present Normalized Adjusted EBITDA because we believe it is helpful in comparing our operating results across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding from Adjusted EBITDA certain non-recurring items that do not directly correlate to our business and may, or could, have a disproportionate positive or negative impact on our performance during a particular period.  Similar to Adjusted EBITDA, we also use Normalized Adjusted EBITDA as a factor in evaluating the performance of certain management personnel when determining incentive compensation.  

Adjusted EBITDA and Normalized Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA and Normalized Adjusted EBITDA, while providing useful information, should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to net income or cash flows as determined under GAAP. Consistent with Regulation G under the U.S. federal securities laws, Adjusted EBITDA and Normalized Adjusted EBITDA have been reconciled to the nearest GAAP measure, and this reconciliation is located under the heading "Normalized Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation" following the Consolidated Statements of Operations included in this press release.

About Fortress International Group, Inc.

Fortress International Group, Inc. is leading mission-critical facilities into a new era of maximum uptime and efficiency. Fortress provides consulting and engineering, construction management and 24/7/365 site services for the world's most technology dependent organizations. Serving as a trusted advisor, Fortress delivers the strategic guidance and pre-planning that makes every stage of the critical facility lifecycle more efficient. For those who own, lease or manage mission-critical facilities, Fortress provides innovative end-to-end capital management, energy, IT strategy, procurement, design, construction, implementation and operations solutions that optimize performance and reduce cost.

Fortress International Group, Inc. is headquartered in Maryland, with offices throughout the U.S. For more information, visit: www.thefigi.com or call 888-321-4877.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" -- that is, statements related to future -- not past -- events, plans, and prospects. In this context, forward-looking statements may address matters such as our expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as "guidance," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "should," or "will." Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. Particular uncertainties that could adversely or positively affect the Company's future results include: the Company's reliance on a significant portion of its revenues from a limited number of customers; risks relating to operating in a highly competitive industry; actual or potential conflicts of interest between the Company and members of the Company's senior management; risks relating to rapid technological, structural, and competitive changes affecting the industries the Company serves; the uncertainty as to whether the Company can replace its backlog; risks involved in properly managing complex projects; risks relating the possible cancellation of customer contracts on short notice; risks relating our ability to continue to implement our strategy, including having sufficient financial resources to carry out that strategy; risks relating to our ability to meet all of the terms and conditions of our debt obligations; uncertainty related to current economic conditions and the related impact on demand for our services; and other risks and uncertainties disclosed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012. These uncertainties may cause the Company's actual future results to be materially different than those expressed in the Company's forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

Fortress International Group, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets




December 31,



2012


2011

Assets




Current Assets





Cash and cash equivalents

$5,608,322


$6,731,487


Contract and other receivables, net

7,525,340


7,147,714


Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings

on uncompleted contracts

 

813,348


 

2,729,424



Prepaid expenses and other current assets

429,089


497,712

Total current assets

14,376,099


17,106,337

Property and equipment, net

273,451


305,463

Goodwill

1,768,861


3,839,861

Other intangible assets, net

60,000


60,000

Other assets

19,358


20,975

Total assets

$16,497,769


$21,332,636

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity




Current Liabilities





Notes payable, current portion

$500,000


$375,000


Accounts payable and accrued expenses

5,753,347


6,886,094


Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on
  uncompleted contracts

 

3,028,627


 

2,819,368


Total current liabilities

9,281,974


10,080,462

Convertible notes, less current portion

1,957,301


2,457,301

Other liabilities

52,626


76,073

Total liabilities

11,291,901


12,613,836

Commitments and Contingencies

-


-

Stockholders' Equity





Preferred stock- $.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares
  authorized; no shares issued or outstanding

 

-


 

-



Common stock- $.0001 par value, 49,000,000 and 
  100,000,000 shares authorized; 15,087,526 and
  14,749,356 issued; 14,278,772 and 14,028,407
  outstanding at December 31, 2012 and December 31,
  2011, respectively

1,509


1,475




Additional paid-in capital

66,305,764


65,805,358


Treasury stock 808,754 and 720,949 shares at cost
  at December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively

(1,503,496)


(1,450,455)



Accumulated deficit

(59,597,909)


(55,637,578)

Total stockholders' equity

5,205,868


8,718,800

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$16,497,769


$21,332,636








 

Fortress International Group, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations














(Unaudited) 

For the Three Months Ended
December 31,


For the Year Ended
December 31,






2012


2011


2012


2011

Results of Operations:









Revenue

$8,556,779


$9,042,976


$47,674,127


$36,855,135


Cost of revenue, excluding depreciation and amortization

6,133,520


7,564,827


38,235,561


24,376,061


Gross profit, excluding depreciation and amortization

2,423,259


1,478,149


9,438,566


12,479,074


Operating expenses:










Selling, general and administrative

2,495,945


2,654,307


10,456,119


11,235,322



Restructuring and other charges

-


-


279,286


-



Depreciation and amortization

74,722


53,997


291,709


233,727



Impairment loss on goodwill

-


-


2,071,000


-


Total operating costs

2,570,667


2,708,304


13,098,114


11,469,049


Operating (loss) income

(147,408)


(1,230,155)


(3,659,548)


1,010,025


Interest income (expense), net

(24,784)


(27,192)


(140,783)


(89,215)


Other income (expense), net

-


-


(160,000)


919,084


(Loss) income before income taxes

(172,192)


(1,257,347)


(3,960,331)


1,839,894


Income tax expense

-


-


-


-


Net (loss) income

$(172,192)


$(1,257,347)


$(3,960,331)


$1,839,894

Basic (Loss) Earnings per Share:









(Loss) earnings per common share

$(0.01)


$(0.09)


$(0.28)


$0.14


Weighted average common shares outstanding

14,269,355


13,889,675


14,172,513


13,608,161

Diluted (Loss) Earnings per Share:









(Loss) earnings per common share

$(0.01)


$(0.09)


$(0.28)


$0.13


Weighted average common shares outstanding

14,269,355


13,889,675


14,172,513


14,853,760

 

Fortress International Group, Inc.

Normalized Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation



(Unaudited) 

For the Three Months Ended
December 31,


(Unaudited) 

For the Year Ended
December 31,


2012


2011


2012


2011

Net (loss) income

$(172,192)


$(1,257,347)


$(3,960,331)


$1,839,894

Interest (income) expense, net

24,784


27,192


140,783


89,215

Income tax expense (benefit)

-


-


-


-

Depreciation and amortization

74,722


53,997


291,709


233,727

EBITDA

$(72,686)


$(1,176,158)


$(3,527,839)


$2,162,836

Stock-based compensation, excluding restructuring

97,642


101,425


458,772


510,838

Impairment loss on goodwill





2,071,000


-

Provision for bad debts

(9,932)


-


45,358


114,980

   Adjusted EBITDA

$15,024


$(1,074,733)


$(952,709)


$2,788,654

Restructuring Charges

-


-


279,286


-

Other (income)/charges including








 severance, consulting and litigation

-


-


664,517


(952,146)

Normalized Adjusted EBITDA

$15,024


$(1,074,733)


$(8,906)


$1,836,508

 

SOURCE Fortress International Group, Inc.



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