Primoris Services Corporation
Aug 11, 2009

Primoris Services Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

Aug 11, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) --



      Board of Directors Declares $0.025 Per Share Cash Dividend

 Q2 2009 Financial Highlights

 * Revenues of $126.9 million compared to $142.4 million in Q2 2008
 * Gross margin rose to 16.5% of revenues from 10.3% of revenues
   in Q2 2008
 * Operating margin increased to 9.9% of revenues from 5.6% of
   revenues in Q2 2008
 * Income before taxes rose to $13.9 million from $9.0 million
   in Q2 2008
 * Net income of $8.6 million, or $0.26 per diluted share,
   compared to Q2 2008 net income of $8.8 million, or $0.37 per
   diluted share and compared to Q2 2008 pro forma net income of
   $5.4 million, or $0.23 per diluted share
 * $74.9 million in cash and short-term investments at June 30, 2009

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Aug. 11, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Primoris Services Corporation (Nasdaq:PRIM) (Nasdaq:PRIMU) (Nasdaq:PRIMW) ("Primoris" or "Company"), one of the largest specialty contractors and engineering companies in the United States, today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2009.

The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has declared a $0.025 per share cash dividend to stockholders of record as of September 30, 2009, payable on or about October 15, 2009.

Brian Pratt, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Primoris, commented, "Our results for the second quarter reflect our success in pursuing profitable projects, maintaining a strong balance sheet, and diversifying our geographic presence. As expected, revenues were lower compared to last year's second quarter, and we continue to expect that revenues will continue to decline during 2009 from the record levels of the past years. However, we generated significant increases in margin and income, reflecting our disciplined approach to focusing on only those projects that deliver profitability while allowing us to effectively utilize our operating assets. We believe we are well-positioned along a number of fronts to address current market opportunities and the resumption, over time, of a growth environment. For the second consecutive quarter, approximately 10% of our revenues were generated outside of the United States. Our core pipeline business, conducted through our ARB subsidiary, remains stable and continues to benefit from relationships that go back as far as 60 years. We remain actively engaged in reviewing and pursuing alternative energy projects, primarily solar and geothermal, in California, as well as those created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act."

Q2 2009 Financial Results Overview

Consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2009 decreased 10.9% to $126.9 million from $142.4 million for the second quarter of 2008, due primarily to reduced revenues in the refining sector and water and wastewater projects, and the performance of one unusually large engineering project during 2008. This was partially offset by an increase in revenue in underground projects and performance at Primoris's Ecuador subsidiary.

Gross profit for the second quarter of 2009 increased to $20.9 million, or 16.5% of revenues, from $14.6 million, or 10.3% of revenues, in the second quarter of 2008. Improved gross profit and margin were the result of higher margin industrial work in the petroleum and power sectors, as compared to lower margin work on industrial projects in the refining sector in the prior year's quarter.

Revenues and gross profit for the second quarter of 2009 and 2008 for Primoris's two reportable segments were as follows:



                              Three Months Ended June 30,
                              ---------------------------
                               ($ in 000's - Unaudited)
                            2009                      2008
                   ------------------------  ------------------------
                                 Percentage               Percentage
                                    of                        of
                     Amount       Revenue      Amount       Revenue
                   -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
 Construction
  Services
 ------------
  Revenue          $   113,538               $   120,329
  Gross Profit     $    19,656        17.3%  $    13,203        11.0%

 Engineering
 -----------
  Revenue          $    13,362               $    22,115
  Gross Profit     $     1,267         9.5%  $     1,431         6.5%

The 5.6% decline in Construction Services revenues was primarily due to reduced revenues for projects in the refining and water and wastewater sector compared to the prior year quarter, offset by increased revenue of $11.0 million in underground projects, including pipeline, cable and conduit projects, reflecting significant work begun at the end of 2008 and early 2009. Revenue generated at Primoris's Ecuador subsidiary increased by $7.2 million due to two ongoing projects during the second quarter. Revenues for the Engineering segment declined by 39.6%, due primarily to the impact in 2008 of an unusually large project. During the first six months of 2009, our activities and revenue were reduced as we provided startup assistance to the project owner. We anticipate final project acceptance in 2009.

Second quarter 2009 revenues at Primoris's Canadian subsidiary rose to $4.8 million, or 3.8% of total revenues, from $4.3 million, or 3.1% of total revenues, in the prior year quarter. The Company's Ecuador subsidiary generated revenues of $7.3 million in the second quarter of 2009, representing 5.7% of total revenues, compared to $76,000 in the prior year quarter, or 0.1% of total revenues.

Selling, general and administrative expenses of $8.4 million for the second quarter of 2009 increased from the same period last year by $1.8 million. The change was mainly due to a net increase in reporting and compliance costs associated with being a public company of $0.8 million, an increase in long-term incentive compensation costs of $0.6 million and an increase of $0.2 million in depreciation expense.

Operating income for the 2009 second quarter was $12.5 million, or 9.9% of total revenues, compared to $8.0 million, or 5.6% of total revenues, for the same period last year.

Net other income for the second quarter of 2009 rose to $1.4 million from $1.0 million for the second quarter of 2008. Other income consisted of $2.7 million generated by the Otay Mesa Power Partners, a joint venture energy plant construction project in California that should be completed in 2009, offset by a $1.0 million reserve for advances to our joint venture partner in Mexico.

Income before provision for income taxes for the second quarter of 2009 was $13.9 million, or 11.0% of revenues, compared to $9.0 million, or 6.3% of revenues, in the second quarter of 2008.

The provision for income taxes increased to $5.3 million for the second quarter of 2009 for an effective tax rate of 38.3% compared to a rate of 2.9% in the prior year quarter. The increase was the result of a change in tax status from that of Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code to that of Subchapter C of the Code as part of the July 2008 merger of Rhapsody Acquisition Corp. and Primoris Corporation. If the Company had been taxed in the second quarter of 2008 as a C-Corporation, on a pro forma basis, the 2008 tax provision would have been at an effective tax rate of 39.8%.

Net income for the second quarter of 2009 was $8.6 million (reflecting a tax rate of 38.3%), or $0.26 per diluted share on approximately 32.8 million fully diluted weighted average common shares outstanding, compared to net income of $8.8 million (reflecting a tax rate of 2.9%), or $0.37 per diluted share on approximately 23.6 million weighted average common shares outstanding, in the 2008 second quarter. On a pro forma basis, reflecting an adjusted tax provision of 39.8%, net income for the second quarter of 2008 would have been $5.4 million, or $0.23 per diluted share. The Company believes that pro forma net income for prior periods is a better indicator of performance for comparison purposes.

Other Financial Information

Primoris's balance sheet at June 30, 2009 reflected cash and cash equivalents of $59.8 million, short-term investments of $15.1 million, working capital of $62.0 million, total debt of $33.0 million, and stockholders' equity of $67.9 million.

Backlog

Total backlog at June 30, 2009 was $271.0 million compared to $352.8 million at March 31, 2009, and total backlog of $342.7 million at June 30, 2008. At any given time, Primoris is at work on over 500 projects resulting in fluctuations in the backlog amount. Total backlog at June 30, 2009 includes approximately $52.0 million related to the recently announced demobilization at Chevron Corp's Richmond Refinery project located in Contra Costa, California. The project had been halted by a California state judge's ruling following opposition from environmental groups and what the judge identified as inadequacies in Chevron's environmental impact report. Chevron filed an appeal to overturn the judge's order. The future of the project remains in question until the appeals court can decide the issues. The project, under contract from Praxair, Inc. was in process since September 2008. Excluding the impact of the Chevron project, Primoris expects that approximately $149.0 million, or 68% of the net backlog at June 30, 2009 will be recognized as revenue during the remainder of 2009.

Conference Call

Brian Pratt, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Peter J. Moerbeek, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer will host a conference call on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 11:30 AM Eastern Time / 8:30 AM Pacific Time to discuss these results. Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing (866) 255-7436 (Domestic) or (706) 634-4739 (International) approximately 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and ask to be connected to the "Primoris Services Corporation" conference call. The conference call will also be broadcast live via the "Investor Relations" section of Primoris's website at www.primoriscorp.com. Once at the "Investor Relations" section, interested parties should click on "Events & Presentations". To listen to the live call, please go to the website at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. If you are unable to participate in the live call, the conference call will be archived and can be accessed for approximately 90 days.

About Primoris

Primoris, through various subsidiaries, is one of the largest specialty contractors and engineering companies in the United States, primarily serving the growing power and energy sectors. Primoris provides a wide range of construction, fabrication, maintenance and replacement services, as well as engineering services to major public utilities, petrochemical companies, energy companies, municipalities and other customers. Primoris is also a leading water and wastewater contractor in the state of Florida, and a specialist in designing and constructing complex commercial and industrial concrete structures in California. For additional information on Primoris, please visit www.primoriscorp.com.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including with regard to the Company's future performance. Words such as "estimated," "believes," "expects," "projects," and "future" or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, those described in this press release and those detailed in the "Risk Factors" section and other portions of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Form 10-Q which is expected to be filed later today, August 11, 2009. Primoris does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.



              CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
                              (unaudited)
                (in thousands except per share amounts)


                           Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended
                           -------------------   -------------------
                            June 30,  June 30,   June 30,   June 30,
                             2009       2008       2009       2008
                           --------   --------   --------   --------

 Revenues                  $126,900   $142,444   $255,638   $311,835
 Cost of revenues           105,977    127,810    219,987    280,988
                           --------   --------   --------   --------
   Gross profit              20,923     14,634     35,651     30,847

 Selling, general and
  administrative expenses     8,388      6,622     16,002     14,623
                           --------   --------   --------   --------
   Operating income          12,535      8,012     19,649     16,224

 Other income (expense):
   Income from
    non-consolidated
    investments               1,736      1,204      3,903      3,027
   Foreign exchange gain        (26)       (41)       203        (22)
   Interest income
    (expense), net             (334)      (147)      (594)      (224)
                           --------   --------   --------   --------
     Total other income       1,376      1,016      3,512      2,781

      Income before
       provision for
       income taxes          13,911      9,028     23,161     19,005
                           --------   --------   --------   --------

 Provision for
  income taxes               (5,331)      (259)    (8,941)      (454)
                           --------   --------   --------   --------
   Net income              $  8,580   $  8,769   $ 14,220   $ 18,551
                           ========   ========   ========   ========

 Basic earnings
  per share                $   0.26   $   0.37   $   0.45   $   0.79
 Diluted earnings
  per share                $   0.26   $   0.37   $   0.44   $   0.79

 Weighted average
  common shares
  outstanding
    Basic                    32,477     23,587     31,303     23,587
                           ========   ========   ========   ========

    Diluted                  32,835     23,587     32,477     23,587
                           ========   ========   ========   ========

 Pro forma net income
  data - 2008:
 --------------------
   Income before
    provision for
    income tax                        $  9,028              $ 19,005
   Pro forma income tax                 (3,593)               (7,564)
                                      --------              --------
   Pro forma adjusted
    net income                        $  5,435              $ 11,441
                                      ========              ========

 Pro forma basic
  earnings per share                  $   0.23              $   0.49
 Pro forma diluted
  earnings per share                  $   0.23              $   0.49



                 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
                              (unaudited)
                            (in thousands)

                                                Three Months Ended
                                                June 30,   Dec. 31,
                                                  2009       2008
                                                --------   --------
                   ASSETS

 Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents                     $ 59,781   $ 73,018
  Short term investments                          15,091     15,036
  Restricted cash                                  8,326     11,111
  Accounts receivable, net                        95,483     90,826
  Costs and estimated earnings
   in excess of billings                          20,870     21,017
  Deferred income taxes                            5,591      5,591
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets        4,385      5,856
                                                --------   --------
   Total current assets                          209,527    222,455

  Property and equipment, net                     28,181     26,224
  Other assets                                       255        139
  Investment in non-consolidated entities          1,333        500
  Other intangible assets, net                        34         52
  Goodwill                                         2,842      2,842
                                                --------   --------
   Total assets                                 $242,172   $252,212
                                                ========   ========


    LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable                              $ 48,471   $ 56,088
  Billings in excess of costs
   and estimated earnings                         67,309     72,664
  Accrued expenses and other
   current liabilities                            23,266     26,067
  Distributions and dividends payable                812      5,696
  Current portion of capital leases                1,582      2,198
  Current portion of long-term debt                6,046      5,679
                                                --------   --------
   Total current liabilities                     147,486    168,392

  Long-term debt, net of current portion          25,324     26,624
  Long-term capital leases,
   net of current portion                             --        341
  Deferred tax liabilities                         1,429      1,425
                                                --------   --------
   Total liabilities                             174,239    196,782
                                                --------   --------

 Stockholders' equity
   Common stock                                        3          3
   Additional paid-in capital                     34,796     34,796
   Retained earnings                              33,031     20,528
   Accumulated other comprehensive income            103        103
                                                --------   --------
    Total stockholders' equity                    67,933     55,430
                                                --------   --------
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $242,172   $252,212
                                                ========   ========

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SOURCE: Primoris Services Corporation

Primoris Services Corporation
Peter J. Moerbeek, Executive Vice President, Chief
Financial Officer
(949) 454-7121
pmoerbeek@primoriscorp.com
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(212) 836-9608
dsullivan@equityny.com
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