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EMCOR Group, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results

- Revenues Increase 8.4% to $1.61 Billion; Organic Growth of 6.5% -

- Third Quarter Diluted Earnings Per Share from Continuing Operations of $0.59 -

- Backlog as of September 30, 2012 of $3.38 Billion -

- Company Raises 2012 Revenue and Diluted EPS Guidance -

NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME) today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.

As previously announced, the Company completed the sale of its Canadian subsidiary, Comstock Canada, in August 2011. Accordingly, Comstock’s results for 2011 have been classified as discontinued operations.

For the third quarter of 2012, net income from continuing operations attributable to EMCOR increased 22.4% to $39.6 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, from $32.3 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2011. Revenues increased 8.4% to $1.61 billion in the third quarter of 2012, compared to revenues of $1.48 billion in the year ago period. Compared to the third quarter of 2011, organic revenue growth in the quarter was 6.5%.

For the third quarter of 2012, operating income was $68.6 million, or 4.3% of revenues, compared to operating income of $56.5 million, or 3.8% of revenues in the year ago period.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $134.5 million, or 8.4% of revenues, in the third quarter of 2012, compared to $131.8 million, or 8.9% of revenues, in the year ago period.

Inclusive of discrete items, the Company’s income tax rate as reported in the 2012 third quarter was 40.5%, compared to an income tax rate of 39.4% in the year ago period. For the full year 2012, the Company expects to record an income tax rate of approximately 39.0%.

Backlog as of September 30, 2012 was $3.38 billion, a decrease of 4.6% from $3.54 billion a year ago. This decline was attributable to planned steps taken by the Company to deemphasize its UK construction operations and focus on its facilities services business in that market. Domestically, continued backlog increases in the commercial and industrial sectors offset declines in the healthcare, institutional, water/wastewater and transportation sectors. Total commercial backlog increased $75 million, or 8.1%, from year ago levels to $998 million, and total industrial backlog increased $283 million, or 80.8%, from the year ago period. Aggregate backlog increased $98 million, or 3.0%, from $3.28 billion on June 30, 2012 due to a $193 million increase in industrial backlog.

Tony Guzzi, President and Chief Executive Officer of EMCOR Group, commented, “Our third quarter results are attributable to solid organic revenue growth, increased backlog and margins that better reflect our competitive position and the value of our services. We achieved this in a generally choppy market through broadly-based operating excellence and successful performance on a number of significant projects.”

Mr. Guzzi continued, “Our construction business performed well once again, generating exceptional margins relative to the economy, especially compared to the year ago period when we were completing work that was booked prior to the recession. We also saw a substantial improvement in our facilities services business, driven by prudent resource management that allowed us to quickly respond to our refinery and industrial customers’ needs and their immediate demand for maintenance services. Importantly, we experienced significantly improved results from our site-based services businesses as start-up costs at several customer projects have decreased and as a result of our efforts to rationalize this business. We also continued to benefit from our focus on controlling SG&A, and SG&A as a percentage of sales declined once again in the period.”

Mr. Guzzi concluded, “Our sequential backlog growth, healthy organic revenue growth and strong profitability under challenging market conditions all bode well for our future prospects. Our businesses are well positioned to meet the demands of the market; however, in the absence of a definitive upturn, our focus continues to be on project execution, resource management and expense control as we look to continue taking advantage of demand as it rises and to position ourselves for a broader and more sustainable recovery when it comes.”

Net income from continuing operations attributable to EMCOR for the first nine months of 2012 was $100.2 million, or $1.48 per diluted share, compared to $85.4 million, or $1.24 per diluted share, in the year ago period. Revenues for the first nine months of 2012 increased 15.6% to $4.73 billion, compared to $4.10 billion for the first nine months of 2011. Organic revenue growth for the first nine months of 2012 was 8.9%.

Operating income in the first nine months of 2012 was $171.1 million, or 3.6% of revenues, compared to $148.4 million, or 3.6% of revenues, a year ago. Operating income for the 2011 nine-month period reflected USM transaction expenses of $4.6 million. Excluding these expenses, non-GAAP operating income for the 2011 nine-month period was $153.0 million, or 3.7% of revenues.

For the first nine months of 2012, SG&A totaled $406.7 million, or 8.6% of revenues. SG&A for the first nine months of 2011 was $370.2 million, or 9.0% of revenues, and included the $4.6 million in USM-related transaction expenses.

Excluding the USM transaction expenses, the Company’s non-GAAP net income from continuing operations for the first nine months of 2011 was $88.8 million, or $1.29 per diluted share. Please see the attached tables for a reconciliation of non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share to the comparable GAAP figures.

The Company noted that, based on the current size and mix of its backlog and assuming the continuation of current market conditions, it now expects to generate revenues in 2012 of approximately $6.4 billion, up from its earlier expectation of approximately $6.3 billion, and now expects diluted earnings per share of $2.00 to $2.10, up from its earlier expectation of $1.80 to $2.00.

EMCOR Group, Inc. is a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction services, energy infrastructure and facilities services. This press release and other press releases may be viewed at the Company’s Web site at www.emcorgroup.com.

EMCOR Group’s third quarter conference call will be available live via internet broadcast today, Thursday, October 25, at 10:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time. You can access the live call through the Home Page of the Company’s Web site at www.emcorgroup.com.

This release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. Any such comments are based upon information available to EMCOR management and its perception thereof, as of this date, and EMCOR assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may include statements regarding market opportunities, market share growth, gross profit, backlog mix, projects with varying profit margins, and selling, general and administrative expenses. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Accordingly these statements are no guarantee of future performance. Such risk and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, adverse effects of general economic conditions, changes in the political environment, changes in the specific markets for EMCOR’s services, adverse business conditions, availability of adequate levels of surety bonding, increased competition, unfavorable labor productivity and mix of business. Certain of the risks and factors associated with EMCOR’s business are also discussed in the Company’s 2011 Form 10-K and in other reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All these risks and factors should be taken into account in evaluating any forward-looking statements.

EMCOR GROUP, INC.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(In thousands, except share and per share information)

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

For the three months ended September 30, For the nine months ended September 30, 2012 2011 2012 2011

– continuing operations

– continuing operations

common stock outstanding:

EMCOR GROUP, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

September 30,

2012

(Unaudited)

December 31,

2011

ASSETS LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

EMCOR GROUP, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012 and 2011

(In thousands) (Unaudited)

2012 2011 Net cash provided by operating activities Net cash used in investing activities Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents Decrease in cash and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

EMCOR GROUP, INC.

SEGMENT INFORMATION

(In thousands) (Unaudited)

For the three months ended

September 30,

2012 2011 Revenues from unrelated entities:

For the nine months ended

September 30,

2012 2011 Revenues from unrelated entities:

EMCOR GROUP, INC.

SEGMENT INFORMATION

(In thousands) (Unaudited)

For the three months ended

September 30,

2012 2011 Operating income (loss):

For the nine months ended

September 30,

2012 2011 Operating income (loss):

EMCOR GROUP, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF 2012 AND 2011 OPERATING INCOME

(In thousands) (Unaudited)

In our press release, we provide actual 2012 and 2011 third quarter and year-to-date September 30, 2012 and 2011 operating income. The following table provides a reconciliation between 2012 and 2011 operating income based on non-GAAP measures to the most direct comparable GAAP measures.

For the three months ended

September 30,

For the nine months ended

September 30,

2012 2011 2012 2011

EMCOR GROUP, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF 2012 AND 2011 NET INCOME

(In thousands) (Unaudited)

In our press release, we provide actual 2012 and 2011 third quarter and year-to-date September 30, 2012 and 2011 net income from continuing operations attributable to EMCOR Group, Inc. The following table provides a reconciliation between 2012 and 2011 net income from continuing operations attributable to EMCOR Group, Inc. based on non-GAAP measures to the most direct comparable GAAP measures.

For the three months ended

September 30,

For the nine months ended

September 30,

2012 2011 2012 2011 (1) (2)

(1) Amount is income from continuing operations less net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

(2) Amount is net of tax effect of $0.0 million in the quarter and $1.2 million in the nine-month period

EMCOR GROUP, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF 2012 AND 2011 DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE FIGURES

(Unaudited)

In our press release, we provide actual 2012 and 2011 third quarter and year-to-date September 30, 2012 and 2011 diluted earnings per share from continuing operations. The following table provides a reconciliation between 2012 and 2011 EPS based on non-GAAP measures to the most direct comparable GAAP measures.

For the three months ended

September 30,

For the nine months ended

September 30,

2012 2011 2012 2011 (1)

transaction expenses

(1) Amount is net of tax effect of $0.0 million in the quarter and $1.2 million in the nine-month period

EMCOR GROUP, INC.
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