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Press Release: Construction Partners, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2021 First Quarter Results

· 02/05/2021 07:30
CONSTRUCTION PARTNERS, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share data) For the Three Months Ended December 31, 2020 2019 Revenues $ 190,929 $175,314 Cost of revenues 160,335 151,557 Gross profit 30,594 23,757 General and administrative expenses (20,084) (17,113) Gain on sale of equipment, net 333 309 Operating income 10,843 6,953 Interest expense, net (468) (281) Other income 165 65 Income before provision for income taxes and earnings from investment in joint venture 10,540 6,737 Provision for income taxes (2,680) (1,319) Earnings from investment in joint venture 11 43 Net income $ 7,871 $5,461 Net income per share attributable to common stockholders: Basic $ 0.15 $0.11 Diluted $ 0.15 $0.11 Weighted average number of common shares outstanding: Basic 51,489,211 51,489,211 Diluted 51,717,848 51,609,380 CONSTRUCTION PARTNERS, INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands, except share and per share data) December 31, September 30, 2020 2020 (unaudited) ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 51,719 $ 148,316 Contracts receivable including retainage, net 113,057 131,770 Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts 12,148 7,873 Inventories 41,719 38,561 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 9,980 5,041 Total current assets 228,623 331,561 Property, plant and equipment, net 285,235 237,230 Operating lease right-of-use assets 6,938 7,383 Goodwill 77,034 46,348 Intangible assets, net 3,172 3,224 Investment in joint venture 109 198 Other assets 2,730 1,784(1) Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are financial measures not presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Please see "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" at the end of this press release.

Construction Partners, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2021 First Quarter Results

Company Maintains Fiscal 2021 Outlook

PR Newswire

DOTHAN, Ala., Feb. 5, 2021

DOTHAN, Ala., Feb. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROAD) (the "Company"), a vertically integrated civil infrastructure company specializing in the construction and maintenance of roadways across five southeastern states, today reported financial and operating results for the quarter ended December 31, 2020.

Key Metrics: First Quarter of Fiscal 2021 Compared to First Quarter of Fiscal 2020

-- Revenue was $190.9 million, up 8.9%

-- Gross profit was $30.6 million, up 28.8%

-- Net income was $7.9 million, up 44.1%

-- Adjusted EBITDA(1) was $23.1 million, up 34.4%

-- Adjusted EBITDA margin(1) was 12.1%, up 230 bps

Project backlog at December 31, 2020 was $655.6 million, compared to $608.1 million at September 30, 2020.

Charles E. Owens, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are pleased with our performance in the first quarter of fiscal 2021, and we are maintaining our previously announced outlook for the year. Consistent demand in both private and public markets, coupled with our disciplined approach in bidding and project management, effective utilization of crews and equipment, and vertical integration synergies, drove strong financial performance in the first quarter."

Owens continued, "We see strength in the funding programs across the states in which we operate, where the demand for road repair and maintenance is ongoing. We also expanded our geographic footprint in the first quarter with four bolt-on acquisitions in North Carolina. We now operate 48 hot-mix asphalt plants, which represent distinct markets across the five southeastern states that we serve."

Ned N. Fleming, III, the Company's Executive Chairman, stated, "The entire organization continues to operate at a highly effective level, yielding solid financial results. Many of the macroeconomic dynamics and positive internal factors that we experienced in the fourth quarter have persisted into this year. In addition, we have significantly expanded the number of markets in which we operate through the acquisition of 13 hot-mix asphalt plants in the past four months. Under the leadership and direction of our experienced management team, the future of the company is bright."

Conference Call

The Company will conduct a conference call today at 9:00 a.m. Central Time to discuss financial and operating results for the fiscal 2021 first quarter ended December 31, 2020. To access the call live by phone, dial (412) 902-0003 and ask for the Construction Partners call at least 10 minutes prior to the start time. A telephonic replay will be available through February 12, 2020 by calling (201) 612-7415 and using passcode 13714879#. A webcast of the call will also be available live and for later replay on the Company's Investor Relations website at www.constructionpartners.net.

About Construction Partners, Inc.

Construction Partners, Inc. is a vertically integrated civil infrastructure company operating across five southeastern states, with 48 hot-mix asphalt plants, nine aggregate facilities and one liquid asphalt terminal. Publicly funded projects make up the majority of its business and include local and state roadways, interstate highways, airport runways and bridges. The majority of the Company's public projects are maintenance-related. Private sector projects include paving and sitework for office and industrial parks, shopping centers, local businesses and residential developments. To learn more, visit www.constructionpartners.net.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained herein that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements may be identified by the use of words such as "may," "will," "expect," "should," "anticipate," "intend," "project," "outlook," "believe" and "plan." The forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, without limitation, statements related to financial projections, future events, business strategy, future performance, future operations, backlog, financial position, estimated revenues and losses, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management. These and other forward-looking statements are based on management's current views and assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect expected results. Important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, including, among others: our ability to successfully manage and integrate acquisitions; failure to realize the expected economic benefits of acquisitions, including future levels of revenues being lower than expected and costs being higher than expected; failure or inability to implement growth strategies in a timely manner; declines in public infrastructure construction and reductions in government funding, including the funding by transportation authorities and other state and local agencies; risks related to our operating strategy; competition for projects in our local markets; risks associated with our capital-intensive business; government requirements and initiatives, including those related to funding for public or infrastructure construction, land usage and environmental, health and safety matters; unfavorable economic conditions and restrictive financing markets; our ability to obtain sufficient bonding capacity to undertake certain projects; our ability to accurately estimate the overall risks, requirements or costs when we bid on or negotiate contracts that are ultimately awarded to us; the cancellation of a significant number of contracts or our disqualification from bidding for new contracts; risks related to adverse weather conditions; our substantial indebtedness and the restrictions imposed on us by the terms thereof; our ability to maintain favorable relationships with third parties that supply us with equipment and essential supplies; our ability to retain key personnel and maintain satisfactory labor relations; property damage, results of litigation and other claims and insurance coverage issues; risks related to our information technology systems and infrastructure; our ability to maintain effective internal control over financial reporting; risks from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the risks, uncertainties and factors set forth under "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and its subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, subsequent events, or circumstances or other changes affecting such statements except to the extent required by applicable law.


Rick Black / Ken Dennard

Dennard Lascar Investor Relations


(713) 529-6600

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