Bird Construction Inc. Announces First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Bird Construction Inc. Announces First Quarter 2013 Financial Results 
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TORONTO, May 13, 2013 /CNW/ - 
HIGHLIGHTS: 


    --  First quarter net income of $2.4 million on construction
        revenue of $288.5 million, compares with $6.4 million and
        $294.7 million, respectively, in the first quarter of 2012.
    --  Adjusted net income for the three months ended March 31, 2013
        was $3.2 million, compared with $7.2 million in 2012.
    --  The Company carries forward backlog of $1,028.6 million at
        March 31, 2013.
    --  On January 17, 2013, Bird successfully completed the
        acquisition of Nason Contracting Group Ltd., executing another
        strategic initiative of the Company.
    --  Bird's Board of Directors approved a 5.5% increase in the
        monthly dividend from $0.0600 ($0.72 per year) to $0.0633
        ($0.76 per year) per share, effective with the March 2013
        dividend.

Tim Talbott, President and C.E.O. of Bird, commented that "the reduction in 
first quarter 2013 net income compared to a year ago primarily reflects the 
differences in the timing and mix of projects executed in the respective 
periods combined with execution issues on a couple of projects which served to 
reduce gross profit contributions. Although we predicted that 2013 was going 
to be a more difficult year than 2012, our first quarter was slightly below 
our expectations. Management is cautiously optimistic that improving 
conditions should have a positive impact on results late in 2013 and into 
2014."

Financial Results                                                     

('000s except per share amounts)                                      
                                                   Three months ended
                                                        March 31
                                                       2013       2012
                                                                      

Construction Revenue                               $288,464   $294,654
                                                                      

Net income and comprehensive income for the period   $2,431     $6,435

Adjusted net income (Non-GAAP measure)               $3,191     $7,242

Basic and diluted earnings per share                  $0.06      $0.15

Adjusted net income per share                         $0.08      $0.17

Refer to the Company's Management's Discussion and Analysis for a description 
of adjusted net income and reconciliation with net income.
    --  Construction revenue decreased by 2.1% to $288.5 million for
        the first quarter ended March 31, 2013, compared to $294.7
        million for the first quarter of 2012.
    --  Net income of $2.4 million for the quarter ended March 31,
        2013, compares to $6.4 million in 2012. The reduction in 2013
        net income compared to 2012 is primarily due to changes in the
        timing and mix of work executed in the respective quarters and
        higher general and administrative expenses in 2013.
    --  Adjusted net income of $3.2 million for the quarter ended March
        31, 2013, compares to $7.2 million for the first quarter ended
        March 31, 2012.
    --  Backlog of $1,028.6 million at March 31, 2013 compares with
        $1,073.9 million at December 31, 2012.

Bird Construction Inc. also announced that its Board of Directors have 
approved regular cash dividends for the months of May, June, July and August 
2013 in the amount of $0.0633 per common share for each month to be paid as 
follows:

i)the May dividend will be paid June 20, 2013 to the Shareholders of 
record as of the close of business on May 31, 2013;

ii)the June dividend will be paid July 19, 2013 to the Shareholders 
of record as of the close of business on June 28, 2013;

iii)the July dividend will be paid August 20, 2013 to the 
Shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 31, 2013;

iv)the August dividend will be paid September 20, 2013 to 
Shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 30,2013.

A conference call for analysts and investors will be held at 10:00 AM ET on 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 to discuss the first quarter results. The dial in number 
is 1-866-636-9090. Attendees are asked to be on the line 10 minutes prior to 
the start of the call.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number 
of risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on 
circumstances that will occur in the future. Many factors could cause actual 
results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied 
by these forward-looking statements.

The Toronto Stock Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or 
accuracy of this release.

T.J. Talbott, President & C.E.O. or S.R. Entwistle, C.F.O. Bird Construction 
Inc. 5700 Explorer Drive, Suite 400 Mississauga, ON L4W 0C6 Phone: (905) 
602-4122 Fax: (905) 602-1516

SOURCE: Bird Construction Inc.

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CO: Bird Construction Inc.
ST: Ontario
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