Granite Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2012 Results *Revenues for the year increased 4 percent to $2.1 billion *Net income of $45.3 million in 2012 compared with $51.2 million in 2011 *Large Project Construction gross margins improved to 17.2 percent *Balance Sheet remains strong with $433.4 million in cash and marketable securities *Total contract backlog at December 31, 2012 of $1.7 billion, which does not include approximately $1.0 billion related to Granite’s portions of the Tappan Zee Bridge project in New York and IH-35E project in Texas *Acquisition of Kenny Construction Company completed on December 31, 2012 Business Wire WATSONVILLE, Calif. -- February 28, 2013 Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE: GVA) today reported a net income of $45.3 million for 2012, compared to $51.2 million the prior year. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the year was $1.15 compared to $1.31 in 2011. For the fourth quarter of 2012, Granite reported a net income of $18.0 million, compared to $18.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. Diluted EPS for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was $0.46 compared to $0.48 in the prior year period. “Our fourth quarter results highlight the strength of our Large Project portfolio as well as the challenging market conditions our Construction and Construction Materials businesses continued to face in the West,” said James H. Roberts, President and CEO of Granite Construction Incorporated. “We remain focused on our strategic growth plan and are pleased with the progress we have made to diversify our business portfolio, grow the Large Projects segment and optimize our overall asset base.” Fiscal Year 2012 Highlights: Total Company *Revenues for the year were $2.1 billion, compared with $2.0 billion recorded in 2011. *Gross profit margin was 11.3 percent compared with 12.3 percent in 2011 due to lower gross profit in both the Construction and Construction Materials segments partially offset by an increase in margins in the Large Project segment. *SG&A expenses for the year were $185.1 million, compared with $162.3 million last year. The increase reflects $5.4 million associated with large project bid costs, $4.4 million associated with the acquisition of Kenny Construction and $2.0 million related to earnings in the Company’s deferred compensation plan. *Gain on sales of property and equipment was $27.4 million in 2012, compared with $15.8 million in 2011. The increase is associated with an $18.0 million gain on the sale of a quarry investment. *Operating income was $80.8 million in 2012, compared with $99.3 million in 2011. *Total other income (expense) for the year was $0.2 million, compared with $(9.8) million in 2011. Other income for 2012 included a $7.4 million gain related to the sale of gold, a by-product of aggregate production, partially offset by a $2.8 million non-cash impairment loss on an investment in a solar-related business. *Net income attributable to non-controlling interests was $14.6 million, compared with $14.9 million the prior period. *Total contract backlog at December 31, 2012, was $1.7 billion compared with $2.0 billion a year ago. 2012 backlog includes $357 million attributable to the Kenny acquisition and does not include Granite’s approximate $733 million portion of the Tappan Zee Bridge project in New York or the IH-35E highway reconstruction project in Texas of which Granite’s portion is approximately $297 million. Construction *Construction revenues for the year were $1.0 billion, in line with 2011. *Gross profit margin was 7.9 percent compared with 11.9 percent a year ago reflecting challenging market conditions, as well as increased costs to complete certain projects due to lower productivity than anticipated. Large Project Construction *Large Project Construction revenue for the year increased 19 percent to $863.2 million due largely to the progress on projects awarded in late 2010 and early 2011. *Gross profit margin was 17.2 percent compared with 14.4 percent in 2011 reflecting successful execution on several large projects across the country offset by a downward forecast adjustment on a project in Washington. Construction Materials *Construction Materials revenue was $230.6 million compared with $220.6 million last year. *Gross profit in 2012 was $7.6 million, compared with $16.6 million in 2011. The decline in gross profit is primarily attributable to slow economic conditions at certain California locations. Fourth Quarter 2012 Highlights Total Company *Revenue for the quarter totaled $504.8 million compared with $539.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. *Gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of 2012 was 11.3 percent compared with 14.7 percent in 2011. The decrease is primarily due to lower gross profit in both the Construction and Construction Materials segments partially offset by an increase in margins in the Large Project segment. *Selling, general and administrative expenses for the fourth quarter increased $14.8 million to $57.3 million reflecting $4.7 million in costs associated with the pursuit of large projects and $4.4 million in acquisition-related costs. *Operating income was $21.7 million, compared with $40.1million in the prior year. *Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests was $0.4 million compared with $6.0 million in 2011. Construction *Construction revenue for the fourth quarter 2012 was $235.3 million, compared with $259.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. *Gross profit margin was 7.7 percent, compared with 14.3 percent a year ago reflecting competitive market conditions, wet weather in the West in November and December, and increased costs to complete certain projects due to lower productivity than anticipated. Large Project Construction *Large Project Construction revenue was $214.6 million, compared with $211.6 million. *Gross profit margin for the quarter was 18.7 percent, compared with 16.4 percent for the same period last year. The increase reflects successful execution on several large projects across the country, partially offset by a downward forecast adjustment on a project Washington. Construction Materials *Construction Materials revenue for the quarter was $54.9 million, compared with $55.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. *Gross loss on the sale of construction materials was $1.5 million, compared with gross profit of $5.9 million in the prior period. The fourth quarter of 2012 was impacted by slow economic conditions at certain California locations. Outlook “Overall, I am pleased with the direction of our company, led by the implementation of our well-developed strategic plan. We are well prepared to capture the benefits of our acquisition of Kenny and intend to continue to pursue our growth plan through geographic and end market diversification in 2013,” said Roberts. “While we are optimistic that we will see some benefit from the residential building market towards the end of the year, we expect that our Construction and Construction Materials businesses will continue to face challenging market conditions throughout most of 2013. Our outlook for Large Projects, however, remains very positive. We anticipate strong backlog growth in our Large Projects segment in light of the strong pipeline of opportunities across the country. We have several large projects in various stages of completion in 2013 and will be starting work on the Tappan Zee and IH-35E projects, both of which should recognize profit in 2014.” Conference Call Granite will conduct a conference call today, February 28, 2013 at 8 a.m. Pacific time/11 a.m. Eastern time to discuss the results of the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012. Access to a live audio webcast is available at www.graniteconstruction.com. The live conference call may be accessed by calling (877) 643-7158. The conference ID for the live call is 99198804. The call will be recorded and will be available for replay approximately two hours after the live audio webcast through March 7, 2013 by calling (855) 859-2056. The conference ID for the replay is 99198804. About Granite Granite is one of the nation’s leading infrastructure contractors and is member of the S&P 400 Midcap Index, the FTSE KLD 400 Social Index and the Russell 2000 Index. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Granite is one of the nation’s largest diversified heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers serving public- and private-sector clients nationwide. In addition, Granite has one of the oldest and most robust ethics and compliance programs in the industry. The Company has been recognized by Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for three straight years. For more information, please visit graniteconstruction.com. 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GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited - in thousands, except share and per share data) December 31, 2012 2011 ASSETS Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 321,990 $ 256,990 Short-term marketable securities 56,088 70,408 Receivables, net 325,529 251,838 Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings 34,116 37,703 Inventories 59,785 50,975 Real estate held for development and sale 50,223 67,037 Deferred income taxes 36,687 38,571 Equity in construction joint ventures 105,805 101,029 Other current assets 31,834 35,171 Total current assets 1,022,057 909,722 Property and equipment, net 481,478 447,140 Long-term marketable securities 55,342 79,250 Investments in affiliates 30,799 31,071 Goodwill 55,419 9,900 Other noncurrent assets 84,392 70,716 Total assets $ 1,729,487 $ 1,547,799 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Current liabilities Current maturities of long-term debt $ 8,353 $ 9,102 Current maturities of non-recourse debt 10,707 23,071 Accounts payable 202,541 158,660 Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings 139,692 90,845 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 169,979 166,790 Total current liabilities 531,272 448,468 Long-term debt 270,148 208,501 Long-term non-recourse debt 922 9,912 Other long-term liabilities 47,124 49,221 Deferred income taxes 8,163 4,034 Equity Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, authorized — — 3,000,000 shares, none outstanding Common stock, $0.01 par value, authorized 150,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 387 387 38,730,665 shares as of December 31, 2012 and 38,682,771 shares as of December 31, 2011 Additional paid-in capital 117,422 111,514 Retained earnings 712,144 687,296 Total Granite Construction Incorporated 829,953 799,197 shareholders’ equity Noncontrolling interests 41,905 28,466 Total equity 871,858 827,663 Total liabilities and equity $ 1,729,487 $ 1,547,799 GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited - in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended Years Ended December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Revenue Construction $ 235,303 $ 259,221 $ 984,106 $ 1,043,614 Large project 214,572 211,565 863,217 725,043 construction Construction 54,888 55,500 230,642 220,583 materials Real estate 18 13,262 5,072 20,291 Total revenue 504,781 539,548 2,083,037 2,009,531 Cost of revenue Construction 217,155 222,197 906,143 919,108 Large project 174,456 176,970 714,799 620,935 construction Construction 56,349 49,613 223,070 203,942 materials Real estate 13 11,642 4,266 17,583 Total cost of 447,973 460,422 1,848,278 1,761,568 revenue Gross profit 56,808 79,126 234,759 247,963 Selling, general and administrative 57,298 42,536 185,099 162,302 expenses Restructuring (gains) charges, (1,200 ) 670 (3,728 ) 2,181 net Gain on sales of property and 20,954 4,217 27,447 15,789 equipment Operating income 21,664 40,137 80,835 99,269 Other income (expense) Interest income 486 583 2,626 2,878 Interest expense (2,033 ) (2,709 ) (10,603 ) (10,362 ) Equity in income 1,608 750 1,988 2,193 of affiliates Other income 2,316 (2,594 ) 6,183 (4,545 ) (expense), net Total other income 2,377 (3,970 ) 194 (9,836 ) (expense) Income before provision for 24,041 36,167 81,029 89,433 income taxes Provision for 5,667 11,375 21,109 23,348 income taxes Net income 18,374 24,792 59,920 66,085 Amount attributable to (387 ) (6,038 ) (14,637 ) (14,924 ) noncontrolling interests Net income attributable to Granite $ 17,987 $ 18,754 $ 45,283 $ 51,161 Construction Incorporated Net income per share attributable to common shareholders: Basic $ 0.46 $ 0.48 $ 1.17 $ 1.32 Diluted $ 0.46 $ 0.48 $ 1.15 $ 1.31 Weighted average shares of common stock: Basic 38,534 38,191 38,447 38,117 Diluted 39,207 38,607 39,076 38,473 GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited - in thousands) Years Ended December 31, 2012 2011 Operating activities Net income $ 59,920 $ 66,085 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Non-cash restructuring, net (3,093 ) 1,678 Other non-cash impairment charges 3,238 5,067 Depreciation, depletion and amortization 56,101 60,546 Gain on sales of property and equipment (27,447 ) (15,789 ) Change in deferred income tax 6,013 8,566 Stock-based compensation 11,475 12,155 Changes in assets and liabilities, net of the (14,417 ) (45,963 ) effects of acquisition Net cash provided by operating activities 91,790 92,345 Investing activities Purchases of marketable securities (124,596 ) (155,122 ) Maturities of marketable securities 90,100 110,875 Proceeds from sale of marketable securities 75,000 33,268 Additions to property and equipment (37,622 ) (45,035 ) Proceeds from sales of property and equipment 34,392 27,959 Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired (79,640 ) — Other investing activities, net (188 ) 327 Net cash used in investing activities (42,554 ) (27,728 ) Financing activities Proceeds from long-term debt 70,495 2,122 Long-term debt principal payments (11,751 ) (16,907 ) Cash dividends paid (20,117 ) (20,117 ) Purchase of common stock (4,853 ) (4,029 ) Distributions to noncontrolling partners, net (15,988 ) (21,062 ) Other financing activities, net (2,022 ) 344 Net cash provided by (used in) financing 15,764 (59,649 ) activities Increase in cash and cash equivalents 65,000 4,968 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 256,990 252,022 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 321,990 $ 256,990 GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED Business Segment Information (Unaudited - dollars in thousands) Three Months Ended December 31, Years Ended December 31, Large Construction Real Large Construction Real Construction Project Materials Estate Construction Project Materials Estate Construction Construction 2012 Revenue $ 235,303 $ 214,572 $ 54,888 $ 18 $ 984,106 $ 863,217 $ 230,642 $ 5,072 Gross profit 18,148 40,116 (1,461 ) 5 77,963 148,418 7,572 806 (loss) Gross profit (loss) as a 7.7 % 18.7 % (2.7 )% 27.8 % 7.9 % 17.2 % 3.3 % 15.9 % percent of revenue 2011 Revenue $ 259,221 $ 211,565 $ 55,500 $ 13,262 $ 1,043,614 $ 725,043 $ 220,583 $ 20,291 Gross 37,024 34,595 5,887 1,620 124,506 104,108 16,641 2,708 profit Gross profit as a 14.3 % 16.4 % 10.6 % 12.2 % 11.9 % 14.4 % 7.5 % 13.3 % percent of revenue GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED Contract Backlog by Segment (Unaudited - dollars in thousands) Contract Backlog by Segment December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011 Construction $ 629,898 36.9 % $ 513,624 25.4 % Large project construction 1,077,417 63.1 % 1,508,830 74.6 % Total $ 1,707,315 100.0 % $ 2,022,454 100.0 % Contact: Granite Construction Incorporated Jacque Fourchy, 831-761-4741
Granite Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2012 Results
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