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Mar 6, 2019

MYR Group Inc. Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2018 Results

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., March 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MYR Group Inc. (“MYR”) (NASDAQ: MYRG), a holding company of leading specialty contractors serving the electric utility infrastructure, commercial and industrial construction markets in the United States and western Canada, today announced its fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 financial results.

Highlights for Fourth Quarter 2018

  • Record fourth quarter revenues of $446.3 million
  • Fourth quarter net income attributable to MYR Group Inc. of $10.7 million, or $0.64 per diluted share attributable to MYR Group Inc.
  • Record backlog of $1.147 billion

Management Comments
Rick Swartz, MYR's President and CEO said, “After completing the year with a strong fourth quarter, our full year 2018 revenues of $1.53 billion set another record high for the fourth consecutive year, and we achieved increases in gross profit, earnings per share, net income and EBITDA, as compared to our full year of 2017. Along with execution of our organic and acquisition growth strategies, we experienced an increase in overall project activity and significant bidding opportunities in both our Transmission & Distribution and Commercial & Industrial segments. Total backlog for 2018 increased to $1.147 billion, a 68.8 percent increase over 2017, demonstrating that our business model continues to be a sound platform for sustainable growth. We expect active bidding to continue throughout 2019 and beyond, and believe we are well-positioned to capitalize on opportunities and deliver long-term value for all of our stakeholders.”

Fourth-Quarter Results
MYR reported fourth-quarter 2018 revenues of $446.3 million, an increase of $72.8 million, or 19.5 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. Specifically, our Transmission and Distribution (“T&D”) segment reported revenues of $257.2 million, an increase of $29.4 million, or 12.9 percent, from the fourth quarter of 2017, primarily due to an increase in revenue from large transmission projects and the number of T&D projects worked. Our Commercial and Industrial (“C&I”) segment reported fourth-quarter 2018 revenues of $189.1 million, an increase of $43.5 million, or 29.8 percent, from the fourth quarter of 2017, primarily due to the acquisition of the Huen Companies, increased spending from new and existing customers and increased volume at certain organic expansion locations.

Consolidated gross profit increased to $47.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $36.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. Gross margin increased to 10.6 percent for the fourth quarter of 2018 from 9.9 percent for the fourth quarter of 2017. The increase in gross margin was primarily due to improvements in efficiency and organic expansion results, along with fourth quarter of 2017 results being negatively impacted by low margins on a large transmission project. The increase in gross margin was partly due to $1.6 million in estimate changes on certain contracts associated with the acquisition of the Huen Companies. These changes in estimates are subject to margin guarantees and represent potential contingent consideration for which an offset is recognized in other expense. Changes in estimates of gross profit on certain projects, excluding estimate changes on our recent acquisition noted above, resulted in gross margin decreases of 1.7 percent and 1.9 percent for the fourth quarters of 2018 and 2017, respectively.

Selling, general and administrative expenses (“SG&A”) increased to $30.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $24.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. The period-over-period increase was primarily due to SG&A expenses related to the acquired Huen Companies, higher employee-related expenses to support operations and higher bonus costs. As a percentage of revenues, SG&A increased to 6.7 percent for the fourth quarter of 2018 from 6.4 percent for the fourth quarter of 2017.

The income tax provision was $3.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, with an effective tax rate of 26.1 percent, compared to an income tax benefit of $2.9 million in fourth quarter of 2017, which represented 26.7 percent of pretax income. The difference between the effective tax rate for the fourth quarter of 2018 and the tax benefit as a percentage of pretax income for fourth quarter of 2017 was primarily due to the revaluation of our net deferred tax liabilities in the fourth quarter of 2017 to reflect the impact of the change from 35% to 21% in the federal corporate tax rate as a result of the enactment of the United States Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Tax Act”).

For the fourth quarter of 2018, net income attributable to MYR Group Inc. was $10.7 million, or $0.64 per diluted share attributable to MYR Group Inc., compared to $13.6 million, or $0.82, for the same period of 2017. Fourth quarter 2018 EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, was $26.6 million, or 6.0 percent of revenues, compared to $20.6 million, or 5.5 percent of revenues, in the fourth-quarter of 2017.

Full Year
MYR reported record revenues of $1.531 billion for the full year of 2018, an increase of $127.9 million, or 9.1 percent, compared to $1.403 billion for the full year of 2017. Specifically, the T&D segment reported revenues of $893.1 million, an increase of $13.7 million, or 1.6 percent, from the full year of 2017, primarily due to an increase in distribution revenues partially offset by lower revenue from large transmission projects. The C&I segment reported full year of 2018 revenues of $638.1 million, an increase of $114.2 million, or 21.8 percent, from the full year of 2017, primarily due the acquisition of the Huen Companies, increased spending from new and existing customers and increased volume at certain organic expansion locations.

Consolidated gross profit was $167.1 million in the full year of 2018, compared to $125.0 million in the full year of 2017. The increase in gross profit was due to increased margins and higher revenues. Gross margin increased to 10.9 percent for the full year of 2018 from 8.9 percent for the full year of 2017. The increase in gross margin was primarily due to improvements in efficiency, fleet utilization and organic expansion results. Our prior year gross margin was significantly impacted by write-downs on three projects. Gross margin also benefited from $3.9 million in estimate changes on certain contracts associated with the acquisition of the Huen Companies. These changes of estimates are subject to margin guarantees and represent potential contingent consideration for which an offset is recognized in other expense. These margin improvements were partially offset by changes in estimates of gross margin on certain projects. Excluding estimate changes on our recent acquisition noted above, these changes in estimates of gross margin on certain projects, including those discussed above, resulted in gross margin decreases of 0.7 percent and 0.7 percent for the full years of 2018 and 2017, respectively.

SG&A increased to $118.7 million for the full year of 2018, from $98.6 million for the full year of 2017. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to higher bonus and profit sharing costs, SG&A related to the acquired Huen Companies and higher employee-related expenses to support operations. As a percentage of revenues, SG&A increased to 7.8 percent for the full year of 2018 from 7.0 percent for the full year of 2017.

The income tax provision was $11.8 million for the full year of 2018 with an effective tax rate of 27.3 percent, compared to a provision of $3.5 million for the full year of 2017 with an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent. The effective tax rate for 2017 was lower than 2018 largely because we revalued our net deferred tax liability as of December 31, 2017, in conjunction with the enactment of the Tax Act. Our inability to utilize losses experienced in certain Canadian operations negatively impacted the effective tax rate in 2018 and 2017, partially offset by excess tax benefits pertaining to the vesting of stock awards and the exercise of stock options.

For the full year of 2018, net income attributable to MYR Group Inc. was $31.1 million, or $1.87 per diluted share attributable to MYR Group Inc., compared to $21.2 million, or $1.28, for the same period of 2017. Full-year 2018 EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, was $86.6 million, or 5.7 percent of revenues, compared to $65.8 million, or 4.7 percent of revenues, for the full year of 2017.

Backlog
As of December 31, 2018, MYR's backlog was $1.147 billion, which consisted of $495.0 million in the T&D segment and $651.7 million in the C&I segment, and was $49.1 million, or 4.5 percent, higher than September 30, 2018. T&D backlog increased $21.1 million, or 4.5 percent, from September 30, 2018, while C&I backlog increased $28.0 million, or 4.5 percent, over the same period. Total backlog at December 31, 2018 increased $467.5 million, or 68.8 percent, from the same period last year. Our backlog as of December 31, 2018 included $33.7 million, our proportionate share, of unconsolidated joint venture backlog.

Balance Sheet
As of December 31, 2018, MYR had $170.5 million of borrowing availability under its credit facility.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement MYR’s financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), MYR uses certain non-GAAP measures. Reconciliation to the nearest GAAP measures of all non-GAAP measures included in this press release can be found at the end of this release. MYR’s definitions of these non-GAAP measures may differ from similarly titled measures used by others. These non-GAAP measures should be considered supplemental to, and not a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.
MYR believes that these non-GAAP measures are useful because they (i) provide both management and investors meaningful supplemental information regarding financial performance by excluding certain expenses and benefits that may not be indicative of recurring core business operating results, (ii) permit investors to view MYR’s performance using the same tools that management uses to evaluate MYR’s past performance, reportable business segments and prospects for future performance, (iii) publicly disclose results that are relevant to financial covenants included in MYR’s credit facility and (iv) otherwise provide supplemental information that may be useful to investors in evaluating MYR.

Conference Call
MYR will host a conference call to discuss its fourth-quarter 2018 results on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. Central time. To participate in the conference call via telephone, please dial (877) 561-2750 (domestic) or (763) 416-8565 (international) at least five minutes prior to the start of the event. A replay of the conference call will be available through Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406, and entering conference ID 7488347. MYR will also broadcast the conference call live via the internet. Interested parties may access the webcast through the Investor Relations section of MYR's website at www.myrgroup.com. Please access the website at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. The webcast will be available until Thursday, March 7, 2019, at 11:59 P.M. Eastern time.

About MYR
MYR is a holding company of leading specialty contractors serving the electric utility infrastructure, commercial and industrial construction markets throughout the United States and western Canada who have the experience and expertise to complete electrical installations of any type and size. Their comprehensive services on electric transmission and distribution networks and substation facilities include design, engineering, procurement, construction, upgrade, maintenance and repair services. Transmission and distribution customers include investor-owned utilities, cooperatives, private developers, government-funded utilities, independent power producers, independent transmission companies, industrial facility owners and other contractors. Commercial and industrial electrical contracting services are provided to general contractors, commercial and industrial facility owners, local governments and developers throughout the United States and western Canada. For more information, visit myrgroup.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Various statements in this announcement, including those that express a belief, expectation, or intention, as well as those that are not statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements may include projections and estimates concerning the timing and success of specific projects and our future production, revenue, income, capital spending, segment improvements and investments. Forward-looking statements are generally accompanied by words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “encouraged,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “likely,” “may,” “objective,” “outlook,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “project,” “remain confident,” “should,” “unlikely,” or other words that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes. The forward-looking statements in this announcement speak only as of the date of this announcement; we disclaim any obligation to update these statements (unless required by securities laws), and we caution you not to rely on them unduly. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and assumptions about future events. While our management considers these expectations and assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks, contingencies and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual results may differ materially from those projected. Forward-looking statements in this announcement should be evaluated together with the many uncertainties that affect MYR's business, particularly those mentioned in the risk factors and cautionary statements in Item 1A of MYR's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, and in any risk factors or cautionary statements contained in MYR's subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or Current Reports on Form 8-K.

MYR Group Inc. Contact:
Betty R. Johnson, Chief Financial Officer, 847-290-1891, investorinfo@myrgroup.com

Investor Contact:
Steve Carr, Dresner Corporate Services, 312-780-7211, scarr@dresnerco.com

Financial tables follow…


MYR GROUP INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
As of December 31, 2018 and 2017

       
   December 31, 
 (in thousands, except share and per share data)    2018       2017  
ASSETS      
Current assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $   7,507     $   5,343  
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $1,331 and $605, respectively     288,427         240,276  
Contract assets     160,281         120,992  
Current portion of receivable for insurance claims in excess of deductibles     10,572         4,221  
Refundable income taxes      —         391  
Other current assets      8,847         8,513  
Total current assets      475,634         379,736  
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $253,495 and $231,391, respectively     161,892         148,084  
Goodwill      56,588         46,994  
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $7,031 and $5,183, respectively     33,266         10,852  
Receivable for insurance claims in excess of deductibles      17,173         14,295  
Investment in joint venture     1,324         168  
Other assets      2,878         3,659  
Total assets  $   748,755     $   603,788  
       
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY      
Current liabilities      
Current portion of long-term debt $   3,681     $   —  
Current portion of capital lease obligations     1,119         1,086  
Accounts payable      139,480         110,383  
Contract liabilities     58,534         30,224  
Current portion of accrued self-insurance      19,633         13,138  
Other current liabilities      61,358         33,733  
Total current liabilities      283,805         188,564  
Deferred income tax liabilities      17,398         13,452  
Long-term debt     86,111         78,960  
Accrued self-insurance     34,406         32,225  
Capital lease obligations, net of current maturities     1,514         2,629  
Other liabilities      1,057         919  
Total liabilities      424,291         316,749  
Commitments and contingencies      
Stockholders’ equity      
Preferred stock—$0.01 par value per share; 4,000,000 authorized shares;      
none issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017     —         —  
Common stock—$0.01 par value per share; 100,000,000 authorized shares;      
16,564,961 and 16,464,757 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018 and December
31, 2017, respectively
    165         163  
Additional paid-in capital      148,276         143,934  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)     (193 )       (299 )
Retained earnings     174,736         143,241  
Total stockholders’ equity attributable to MYR Group Inc.     322,984         287,039  
Noncontrolling interest     1,480         —  
Total stockholders’ equity     324,464         287,039  
  $   748,755     $   603,788  
       

 

 

 


MYR GROUP INC.

Consolidated Statements of Operations
Three Months and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2018 and 2017

               
  Three months ended   For the year ended
  December 31,   December 31,
(in thousands, except per share data)   2018       2017       2018       2017  
  (Unaudited)        
               
Contract revenues  $   446,345     $   373,501     $   1,531,169     $   1,403,317  
Contract costs      398,954         336,607         1,364,109         1,278,313  
Gross profit      47,391         36,894         167,060         125,004  
Selling, general and administrative expenses      30,079         23,994         118,737         98,611  
Amortization of intangible assets      864         (94 )       1,843         499  
Gain on sale of property and equipment      (963 )       (1,062 )       (3,832 )       (3,664 )
Income from operations      17,411         14,056         50,312         29,558  
Other income (expense):              
Interest income      11         —         24         4  
Interest expense      (1,134 )       (810 )       (3,652 )       (2,603 )
Other income, net      (1,596 )       (2,531 )       (3,616 )       (2,319 )
Income before provision for income taxes     14,692         10,715         43,068         24,640  
Income tax expense (benefit)     3,834         (2,864 )       11,774         3,486  
Net income     10,858         13,579         31,294         21,154  
Less: net income - noncontrolling interests     207         —         207         —  
Net income attributable to MYR Group Inc. $   10,651     $   13,579     $   31,087     $   21,154  
Income per common share attributable to MYR Group Inc.:              
—Basic  $   0.65     $   0.83     $   1.89     $   1.30  
—Diluted  $   0.64     $   0.82     $   1.87     $   1.28  
Weighted average number of common shares and potential common shares outstanding:              
—Basic      16,496         16,301         16,441         16,273  
—Diluted      16,631         16,530         16,585         16,496  
               


MYR GROUP INC.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2018 and 2017

  For the year ended December 31,
(in thousands of dollars)   2018       2017  
       
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net income $   31,294     $   21,154  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities —  
Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment     38,070         38,077  
Amortization of intangible assets      1,843         499  
Stock-based compensation expense     3,165         4,376  
Deferred income taxes      3,649         (5,091 )
Gain on sale of property and equipment      (3,832 )       (3,664 )
Other non-cash items      237         1,194  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions      
Accounts receivable, net      (15,871 )       (35,944 )
Contract assets     (28,141 )       (17,857 )
Receivable for insurance claims in excess of deductibles      (9,229 )       (39 )
Other assets      2,280         (2,213 )
Accounts payable      19,953         8,149  
Contract liabilities      22,551         (14,317 )
Accrued self-insurance      8,701         2,765  
Other liabilities      10,119         (6,287 )
  Net cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities     84,789         (9,198 )
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment      4,583         4,342  
Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired     (47,082 )       —  
Purchases of property and equipment      (50,704 )       (30,843 )
Net cash flows used in investing activities     (93,203 )       (26,501 )
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Net borrowings under revolving lines of credit     (20,655 )       19,890  
Payment of principal obligations under capital leases     (1,081 )       (1,203 )
Borrowings under equipment notes     31,486         —  
Proceeds from exercise of stock options     1,897         1,232  
Repurchase of common shares     (1,043 )       (3,058 )
Other financing activities     38         28  
Net cash flows provided by financing activities     10,642         16,889  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash     (64 )       307  
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents     2,164         (18,503 )
Cash and cash equivalents:      
Beginning of period      5,343         23,846  
End of period  $   7,507     $   5,343  
       


MYR GROUP INC.

Unaudited Consolidated Selected Data, Net Income Per Share,
Unaudited Performance Measures and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures
Three Months and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2018 and 2017

  Three months ended   Twelve months ended
   December 31,     December 31, 
(in thousands, except per share data and percentages)    2018       2017       2018       2017  
               
Summary Statement of Operations Data:               
Contract revenues  $   446,345     $   373,501     $   1,531,169     $   1,403,317  
Gross profit  $   47,391     $   36,894     $   167,060     $   125,004  
Income from operations  $   17,411     $   14,056     $   50,312     $   29,558  
Income before provision for income taxes  $   14,692     $   10,715     $   43,068     $   24,640  
Income tax expense (benefit)  $   3,834     $   (2,864 )   $   11,774     $   3,486  
Net income attributable to MYR Group Inc.  $   10,651     $   13,579     $   31,087     $   21,154  
Effective tax rate    26.1 %     -26.7 %     27.3 %     14.1 %
               
Per Share Data:               
Income per common share attributable to MYR Group Inc.:               
 - Basic  $   0.65     $   0.83     $   1.89     $   1.30  
 - Diluted  $   0.64     $   0.82     $   1.87     $   1.28  
Weighted average number of common shares               
  and potential common shares outstanding : 
             
 - Basic      16,496         16,301         16,441         16,273  
 - Diluted      16,631         16,530         16,585         16,496  
               
   December 31,     December 31,     December 31,     December 31, 
(in thousands)    2018       2017       2016       2015  
               
Summary Balance Sheet Data:               
Total assets  $   748,755     $   603,788     $   573,495     $   524,925  
Total stockholders’ equity attributable to MYR Group Inc.  $   322,984     $   287,039     $   263,174     $   329,880  
Goodwill and intangible assets  $   89,854     $   57,846     $   58,347     $   58,486  
Total funded debt (1)  $   89,792     $   78,960     $   59,070     $   —  
               
          Twelve months ended
           December 31, 
            2018       2017  
Financial Performance Measures (2):               
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measures:               
Net income attributable to MYR Group Inc.          $   31,087     $   21,154  
  Interest expense, net              3,628         2,599  
  Tax impact of interest              (990 )       (366 )
EBIT, net of taxes (3)          $   33,725     $   23,387  

See notes at the end of this earnings release.


MYR GROUP INC.
Unaudited Performance Measures and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures
Three Months and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2018 and 2017

              Three months ended   Twelve months ended  
               December 31,     December 31,   
 (in thousands, except per share data, ratios and percentages)    2018       2017       2018       2017    
                             
 Financial Performance Measures (2):                   
                             
 EBITDA (4)    $   26,598     $   20,602     $   86,609     $   65,815    
 EBITDA per Diluted Share (5)    $   1.60     $   1.25     $   5.22     $   3.99    
 Free Cash Flow (6)    $   15,139     $   6,658     $   34,085     $   (40,041 )  
 Book Value per Period End Share (7)            $   19.33     $   17.20    
 Tangible Book Value (8)            $   233,130     $   229,193    
 Tangible Book Value per Period End Share (9)          $   13.95     $   13.73    
 Funded debt to Equity Ratio  (10)              0.3       0.3    
 Asset Turnover (11)              2.54       2.45    
 Return on Assets (12)              5.1 %     3.7 %  
 Return on Equity  (13)              10.8 %     8.0 %  
 Return on Invested Capital (16)              9.4 %     7.8 %  
                             
 Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measures:                   
 Reconciliation of Net income attributable to MYR Group Inc. to EBITDA:               
 Net income attributable to MYR Group Inc.  $   10,651     $   13,579     $   31,087     $   21,154    
   Net income - noncontrolling interests        207         —         207         —    
 Net income        10,858         13,579         31,294         21,154    
   Interest expense, net        1,123         810         3,628         2,599    
   Income tax expense (benefit)        3,834         (2,864 )       11,774         3,486    
   Depreciation and amortization        10,783         9,077         39,913         38,576    
 EBITDA (4)    $   26,598     $   20,602     $   86,609     $   65,815    
                             
 Reconciliation of Net Income attributable to MYR Group Inc. per Diluted Share           
      to EBITDA per Diluted Share:                   
 Net income attributable to MYR Group Inc. per share  $   0.64     $   0.82     $   1.87     $   1.28    
   Net income - noncontrolling interests per share    0.01         —       0.01         —    
 Net income per share      0.65       0.82       1.88       1.28    
   Interest expense, net, per share      0.07       0.05       0.22       0.16    
   Income tax expense (benefit) per share    0.23       (0.17 )     0.71       0.21    
   Depreciation and amortization per share    0.65       0.55       2.41       2.34    
 EBITDA per Diluted Share (5)    $   1.60     $   1.25     $   5.22     $   3.99    
                             
 Calculation of Free Cash Flow:                   
 Net cash flow from (used in) operating activities  $   26,120     $   12,592     $   84,789     $   (9,198 )  
   Less: cash used in purchasing property and equipment      (10,981 )       (5,934 )       (50,704 )       (30,843 )  
 Free Cash Flow (6)    $   15,139     $   6,658     $   34,085     $   (40,041 )  
                             
 Reconciliation of Book Value to Tangible Book Value:                 
 Book value (total stockholders' equity attributable to MYR Group Inc.)        $   322,984     $   287,039    
   Goodwill and intangible assets                (89,854 )       (57,846 )  
 Tangible Book Value (9)            $   233,130     $   229,193    
                             
 Reconciliation of Book Value per Period End Share                 
     to Tangible Book Value per Period End Share:                 
 Book value per period end share            $   19.33     $   17.20    
   Goodwill and intangible assets per period end share            (5.38 )     (3.47 )  
 Tangible Book Value per Period End Share (8)          $   13.95     $   13.73    
                             
 Calculation of Period End Shares:                   
 Shares outstanding                16,565         16,465    
   Plus: Common equivalents                144         223    
 Period End Shares (14)                16,709         16,688    
                             
                       December 31,     December 31,   
                        2017       2016    
 Reconciliation of Invested Capital to Shareholders Equity:                 
 Book value (total stockholders' equity attributable to MYR Group Inc.)        $   287,039     $   263,174    
     Plus: Total funded debt                78,960         59,070    
     Less: Cash and cash equivalents                (5,343 )       (23,846 )  
 Invested Capital (15)            $   360,656     $   298,398    

See notes at the end of this earnings release.

(1) Funded debt includes borrowings under our revolving credit facility and the outstanding balances of our outstanding equipment notes.
(2) These financial performance measures are provided as supplemental information to the financial statements. These measures are used by management to evaluate our past performance, our prospects for future performance and our ability to comply with certain material covenants as defined within our credit agreement, and to compare our results with those of our peers. In addition, we believe that certain of the measures, such as book value, tangible book value, free cash flow, asset turnover, return on equity and debt leverage are measures that are monitored by sureties, lenders, lessors, suppliers and certain investors. Our calculation of each measure is described in the following notes; our calculation may not be the same as the calculations made by other companies.
(3) EBIT, net of taxes is defined as net income attributable to MYR Group Inc. plus net interest, less the tax impact of net interest. The tax impact of net interest is computed by multiplying net interest by the effective tax rate. Management uses EBIT, net of taxes, to measure our results exclusive of the impact of financing costs.
(4) EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.  EBITDA is not recognized under GAAP and does not purport to be an alternative to net income as a measure of operating performance or to net cash flows provided by operating activities as a measure of liquidity. EBITDA is a component of the debt to EBITDA covenant, as defined in our credit agreement, which we must comply with to avoid potential immediate repayment of amounts borrowed or additional fees to seek relief from our lenders. In addition, management considers EBITDA a useful measure because it eliminates differences which are caused by different capital structures as well as different tax rates and depreciation schedules when comparing our measures to our peers’ measures.
(5) EBITDA per diluted share is calculated by dividing EBITDA by the weighted average number of diluted shares attributable to MYR Group Inc. outstanding for the period. EBITDA per diluted share is not recognized under GAAP and does not purport to be an alternative to income per diluted share.
(6) Free cash flow, which is defined as cash flow provided by operating activities minus cash flow used in purchasing property and equipment, is not recognized under GAAP and does not purport to be an alternative to net income attributable to MYR Group Inc., cash flow from operations or the change in cash on the balance sheet. Management views free cash flow as a measure of operational performance, liquidity and financial health. 
(7) Book value per period end share is calculated by dividing total stockholders’ equity attributable to MYR Group Inc. at the end of the period by the period end shares outstanding.
(8) Tangible book value is calculated by subtracting goodwill and intangible assets at the end of the period from stockholders’ equity attributable to MYR Group Inc. at the end of the period. Tangible book value is not recognized under GAAP and does not purport to be an alternative to book value or stockholders’ equity attributable to MYR Group Inc.
(9) Tangible book value per period end share is calculated by dividing tangible book value at the end of the period by the period end number of shares outstanding. Tangible book value per period end share is not recognized under GAAP and does not purport to be an alternative to income per diluted share.
(10) The funded debt to equity ratio is calculated by dividing total funded debt at the end of the period by total stockholders’ equity attributable to MYR Group Inc. at the end of the period.
(11) Asset turnover is calculated by dividing the current period revenue by total assets at the beginning of the period.
(12) Return on assets is calculated by dividing net income attributable to MYR Group Inc. for the period by total assets at the beginning of the period.
(13) Return on equity is calculated by dividing net income attributable to MYR Group Inc. for the period by total stockholders’ equity attributable to MYR Group Inc. at the beginning of the period.
(14) Period end shares is calculated by adding average common stock equivalents for the quarter to the period end balance of common shares outstanding. Period end shares is not recognized under GAAP and does not purport to be an alternative to diluted shares. Management views period end shares as a better measure of shares outstanding as of the end of the period.
(15) Invested capital is calculated by adding net funded debt (total funded debt less cash and marketable securities) to total stockholders’ equity attributable to MYR Group Inc.
(16) Return on invested capital is calculated by dividing EBIT, net of taxes, less any dividends, by invested capital at the beginning of the period. Return on invested capital is not recognized under GAAP, and is a key metric used by management to determine our executive compensation.

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