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EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE:EME) today reported results for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2014.

For the fourth quarter of 2014, net income from continuing operations attributable to EMCOR was $43.1 million, or $0.66 per diluted share. Excluding impairment charges discussed below, non-GAAP net income from continuing operations was $44.0 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income from continuing operations of $51.5 million, or $0.76 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2013. Revenues in the fourth quarter of 2014 totaled a record $1.71 billion, compared to revenues of $1.65 billion in the year ago period.

Operating income for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $74.5 million, or 4.3% of revenues, which included impairment charges of approximately $1.5 million. Excluding these charges, the Company’s non-GAAP operating income for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $76.0 million, or 4.4% of revenues, compared to non-GAAP operating income in the 2013 fourth quarter of $76.0 million, or 4.6% of revenues.

Please see the attached tables for a reconciliation of non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income from continuing operations and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations to the comparable GAAP figures.

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the 2014 fourth quarter were $172.2 million, or 10.0% of revenues, compared to $161.0 million, or 9.8% of revenues, in the year ago period.

The Company’s income tax rate in the 2014 fourth quarter was 39.5%, compared to an income tax rate of 29.7% in the year ago period.

Backlog as of December 31, 2014 was $3.63 billion, an increase of 8.7% from $3.34 billion at the end of the 2013 fourth quarter. Domestic backlog grew $308 million while backlog decreased $18 million in the UK Building Services segment related to the timing of renewals of certain maintenance contracts performed by the UK Building Services segment as well as the negative impact of foreign currency translation. From a market perspective, backlog growth in the commercial, transportation and water/wastewater sectors more than offset the declines in the healthcare, institutional and industrial sectors. Total backlog of $3.63 billion decreased by 1.7% from $3.70 billion as of September 30, 2014.

Tony Guzzi, President and Chief Executive Officer of EMCOR Group commented, “Overall, we delivered excellent operating results in 2014, highlighting the strength of our diverse offerings across various end markets. During 2014, we generated strong operating cash flow of $247 million and expanded operating margins fifty basis points to 4.4% on a pro forma basis.

“Our U.S. Industrial Services segment achieved impressive organic growth in the fourth quarter. Our RepconStrickland and Ohmstede subsidiaries are performing well, and we are realizing the benefits we envisioned when we combined these market leaders in 2013. Our U.S. Electrical Construction segment continues to lead the market and perform at a high level, while our U.S. Mechanical Construction segment saw important improvements in 2014 and rebounded well from the two difficult projects that adversely impacted its results in 2013. Despite encountering headwinds that included less favorable weather conditions and unusual legal costs in the fourth quarter of this year, the operations of our U.S. Building Services segment remained stable and expanded their margins on lower revenues led by our Mobile Mechanical Services operations.”

Mr. Guzzi continued, “During the year, we completed several key strategic moves to position the Company for long-term success. Most notably, we completed the wind down of our UK construction operations which allowed us to focus on our more profitable UK building services business and is reflected in the improved performance in our UK business this quarter.”

Mr. Guzzi concluded, “Overall, we are encouraged by our prospects for 2015 and beyond. While growth in non-residential construction has remained somewhat sluggish, our recent performance and backlog growth are indicators that an uptick in the non-residential construction market is gaining traction. We have maintained a strong and flexible balance sheet and have demonstrated a long track record of meaningful cash generation. We will continue to prudently deploy our capital, seeking opportunities to optimize shareholder value through both acquisitions and share repurchases. We are very pleased with the current structure and focus of our business and believe we are well positioned to succeed in the coming years.”

Revenues for the 2014 full-year period increased 1.4% to $6.42 billion compared to $6.33 billion for the 2013 full-year period.

Net income from continuing operations attributable to EMCOR for the 2014 full-year period was $173.4 million, or $2.59 per diluted share. Excluding an after-tax gain associated with the sale of a building owned by one of our subsidiaries and impairment charges, non-GAAP net income from continuing operations was $167.1 million, or $2.49 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income from continuing operations of $151.2 million, or $2.22 per diluted share, in the year ago period, excluding 2013 transaction expenses associated with the acquisition of RepconStrickland.

Operating income in the 2014 full-year period was $289.9 million, or 4.5% of revenues. Excluding the sale of the building and impairment charges mentioned in the immediately preceding paragraph, non-GAAP operating income for the 2014 full-year period was $279.6 million, or 4.4% of revenues, compared to non-GAAP operating income of $246.5 million, or 3.9% of revenues, in 2013.

Please see the attached tables for a reconciliation of non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income from continuing operations and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations to the comparable GAAP figures.

For the 2014 full-year period, SG&A totaled $626.5 million, or 9.8% of revenues, compared to $580.6 million, or 9.2% of revenues, in 2013.

The Company noted that, based on the current size and mix of its backlog and assuming the continuation of current market conditions, it expects 2015 revenues to be approximately $6.6 billion and diluted earnings per share from continuing operations to be between $2.65 and $2.95.

EMCOR Group, Inc. is a Fortune 500 worldwide 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 fourth quarter conference call will be available live via internet broadcast today, Thursday, February 26, at 10:30 AM Eastern Standard 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 2014 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)

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

For the three months ended
December 31,

For the twelve months ended
December 31,

2014 2013 2014 2013
Revenues $ 1,714,796 $ 1,649,279 $ 6,424,965 $ 6,333,527
Cost of sales 1,466,223 1,412,408 5,517,719 5,511,881
Gross profit 248,573 236,871 907,246 821,646
Selling, general and administrative expenses 172,235 160,970 626,478 580,649
Restructuring expenses 369 (5 ) 1,168 647
Impairment loss of identifiable intangible assets 1,471 1,471
Gain on sale of building 11,749
Operating income 74,498 75,906 289,878 240,350
Interest expense (2,188 ) (2,791 ) (9,075 ) (8,769 )
Interest income 201 266 842 1,128
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 72,511 73,381 281,645 232,709
Income tax provision 28,100 21,664 103,528 82,286
Income from continuing operations 44,411 51,717 178,117 150,423
Loss from discontinued operation, net of income taxes (603 ) (5,448 ) (4,690 ) (23,069 )
Net income including noncontrolling interests 43,808 46,269 173,427 127,354
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (1,342 ) (348 ) (4,763 ) (3,562 )
Net income attributable to EMCOR Group, Inc. $ 42,466 $ 45,921 $ 168,664 $ 123,792
Basic earnings (loss) per common share:
From continuing operations $ 0.67 $ 0.77 $ 2.61 $ 2.19
From discontinued operation $ (0.01 ) $ (0.08 ) $ (0.07 ) $ (0.34 )
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share:
From continuing operations $ 0.66 $ 0.76 $ 2.59 $ 2.16
From discontinued operation $ (0.01 ) $ (0.08 ) $ (0.07 ) $ (0.34 )
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding:
Basic 64,185,026 66,966,303 66,331,886 67,086,299
Diluted 64,887,897 67,950,697 67,062,509 68,076,841
Dividends declared per common share $ 0.08 $ 0.06 $ 0.32 $ 0.18

EMCOR GROUP, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

December 31,

2014

December 31,

2013

ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 432,056 $ 439,813
Accounts receivable, net 1,234,187 1,268,226
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts 103,201 90,727
Inventories 46,854 52,123
Prepaid expenses and other 70,305 79,216
Total current assets 1,886,603 1,930,105
Investments, notes and other long-term receivables 9,122 6,799
Property, plant & equipment, net 122,178 123,414
Goodwill 834,102 834,825
Identifiable intangible assets, net 502,060 541,497
Other assets 34,902 29,275
Total assets $ 3,388,967 $ 3,465,915
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Borrowings under revolving credit facility $ $
Current maturities of long-term debt and capital lease obligations 19,041 19,332
Accounts payable 460,478 487,738
Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts 368,555 381,295
Accrued payroll and benefits 245,854 237,779
Other accrued expenses and liabilities 189,489 172,599
Total current liabilities 1,283,417 1,298,743
Long-term debt and capital lease obligations 316,399 335,331
Other long-term obligations 359,764 352,215
Total liabilities 1,959,580 1,986,289
Equity:
Total EMCOR Group, Inc. stockholders’ equity 1,416,013 1,466,265
Noncontrolling interests 13,374 13,361
Total equity 1,429,387 1,479,626
Total liabilities and equity $ 3,388,967 $ 3,465,915

EMCOR GROUP, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

For the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2014 and 2013

(In thousands) 2014 2013
Cash flows – operating activities:
Net income including noncontrolling interests $ 173,427 $ 127,354
Depreciation and amortization 36,524 36,310
Amortization of identifiable intangible assets 37,966 31,028
Deferred income taxes 5,748 11,857
Loss on sale of subsidiary 608
Gain on sale of building (11,749 )
Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation (8,264 ) (4,624 )
Equity income from unconsolidated entities (1,440 ) (1,048 )
Non-cash expense for impairment of identifiable intangible assets 1,471
Other non-cash items 10,131 (6,262 )
Distributions from unconsolidated entities 1,767 679
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding the effect of businesses acquired 468 (45,225 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 246,657 150,069
Cash flows – investing activities:
Payments for acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired (454,671 )
Proceeds from sale of subsidiary 1,108
Proceeds from sale of building 11,885
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment 7,239 2,930
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (38,035 ) (35,497 )
Investments in and advances to unconsolidated entities and joint ventures (3,865 ) (800 )
Maturity of short-term investments 4,616
Net cash used in investing activities (21,668 ) (483,422 )
Cash flows – financing activities:
Proceeds from revolving credit facility 250,000
Repayments of revolving credit facility (400,000 )
Borrowings from long-term debt 350,000
Repayments of long-term debt (17,454 ) (3,013 )
Repayments of capital lease obligations (1,715 ) (1,692 )
Dividends paid to stockholders (21,293 ) (12,080 )
Repurchase of common stock (201,994 ) (26,070 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 6,858 5,172
Payments to satisfy minimum tax withholding (1,481 ) (927 )
Issuance of common stock under employee stock purchase plan 3,615 2,854
Payments for contingent consideration arrangements (537 )
Distributions to noncontrolling interests (4,750 ) (1,300 )
Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation 8,264 4,624
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (229,950 ) 167,031
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (2,796 ) 832
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents (7,757 ) (165,490 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 439,813 605,303
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 432,056 $ 439,813

EMCOR GROUP, INC.

SEGMENT INFORMATION

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

For the three months ended
December 31,

2014 2013
Revenues from unrelated entities:
United States electrical construction and facilities services $ 353,693 $ 361,307
United States mechanical construction and facilities services 584,418 588,351
United States building services 427,591 433,586
United States industrial services 258,338 184,055
Total United States operations 1,624,040 1,567,299
United Kingdom building services 90,756 81,980
Total worldwide operations $ 1,714,796 $ 1,649,279

For the twelve months ended
December 31,

2014 2013
Revenues from unrelated entities:
United States electrical construction and facilities services $ 1,311,988 $ 1,345,750
United States mechanical construction and facilities services 2,201,212 2,329,834
United States building services 1,721,341 1,794,978
United States industrial services 839,980 519,413
Total United States operations 6,074,521 5,989,975
United Kingdom building services 350,444 343,552
Total worldwide operations $ 6,424,965 $ 6,333,527

EMCOR GROUP, INC.

SEGMENT INFORMATION

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

For the three months ended
December 31,

2014 2013
Operating income (loss):
United States electrical construction and facilities services $ 23,711 $ 29,967
United States mechanical construction and facilities services 36,366 36,956
United States building services 12,279 14,297
United States industrial services 20,004 12,443
Total United States operations 92,360 93,663
United Kingdom building services 2,364 1,176
Corporate administration (18,386 ) (18,938 )
Restructuring expenses (369 ) 5
Impairment loss on identifiable intangible assets (1,471 )
Gain on sale of building
Total worldwide operations 74,498 75,906
Other corporate items:
Interest expense (2,188 ) (2,791 )
Interest income 201 266
Income from continuing operations before income taxes $ 72,511 $ 73,381

For the twelve months ended
December 31,

2014 2013
Operating income (loss):
United States electrical construction and facilities services $ 90,873 $ 98,114
United States mechanical construction and facilities services 114,418 93,765
United States building services 65,885 67,225
United States industrial services 63,159 38,763
Total United States operations 334,335 297,867
United Kingdom building services 15,011 13,021
Corporate administration (68,578 ) (69,891 )
Restructuring expenses (1,168 ) (647 )
Impairment loss on identifiable intangible assets (1,471 )
Gain on sale of building 11,749
Total worldwide operations 289,878 240,350
Other corporate items:
Interest expense (9,075 ) (8,769 )
Interest income 842 1,128
Income from continuing operations before income taxes $ 281,645 $ 232,709

EMCOR GROUP, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF 2014 AND 2013 OPERATING INCOME

(In thousands) (Unaudited)

In our press release, we provide actual 2014 and 2013 fourth quarter and year-to-date December 31, 2014 and 2013
operating income. The following table provides a reconciliation between 2014 and 2013 operating income based on
non-GAAP measures to the most direct comparable GAAP measures.

For the three months ended
December 31,

For the twelve months ended
December 31,

2014 2013 2014 2013
GAAP operating income $ 74,498 $ 75,906 $ 289,878 $ 240,350

Transaction expenses related to the acquisition of
RepconStrickland, Inc.

90 6,140
Impairment loss on identifiable intangible assets 1,471 1,471
Gain on sale of building (11,749 )

Non-GAAP operating income, excluding
RepconStrickland transaction expenses, impairment
loss and gain on sale of building

$ 75,969 $ 75,996 $ 279,600 $ 246,490

EMCOR GROUP, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF 2014 AND 2013 NET INCOME

(In thousands) (Unaudited)

In our press release, we provide actual 2014 and 2013 fourth quarter and year-to-date December 31, 2014 and 2013 net
income from continuing operations attributable to EMCOR Group, Inc. The following table provides a reconciliation
between 2014 and 2013 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
December 31,

For the twelve months ended
December 31,

2014 2013 2014 2013

GAAP net income from continuing operations
attributable to EMCOR Group, Inc.(1)

$ 43,069 $ 51,369 $ 173,354 $ 146,861

Transaction expenses related to the acquisition of
RepconStrickland, Inc. (2)

107 4,363
Impairment loss on identifiable intangible assets (3) 892 892
Gain on sale of building (4) (7,126 )

Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations
attributable to EMCOR Group, Inc., excluding
RepconStrickland transaction expenses, impairment
loss and gain on sale of building

$ 43,961 $ 51,476 $ 167,120 $ 151,224
(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 2013 quarter and $1.8 million in the 2013 year-to-date period.
(3) Amount is net of tax effect of $0.6 million in the 2014 quarter and year-to-date periods.
(4) Amount is net of tax effect of $4.6 million in the 2014 year-to-date period.

EMCOR GROUP, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF 2014 AND 2013 DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE FIGURES

(Unaudited)

In our press release, we provide actual 2014 and 2013 fourth quarter and year-to-date December 31, 2014 and 2013
diluted earnings per share from continuing operations. The following table provides a reconciliation between 2014 and
2013 EPS based on non-GAAP measures to the most direct comparable GAAP measures.

For the three months ended
December 31,

For the twelve months ended
December 31,

2014 2013 2014 2013

GAAP diluted earnings per common share from
continuing operations

$ 0.66 $ 0.76 $ 2.59 $ 2.16

Transaction expenses related to the acquisition of
RepconStrickland, Inc. (1)

0.00 0.06
Impairment loss on identifiable intangible assets (2) 0.01 0.01
Gain on sale of building (3) (0.11 )

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per common share from
continuing operations, excluding RepconStrickland
transaction expenses, impairment loss and gain on
sale of building

$ 0.68 $ 0.76 $ 2.49 $ 2.22
(1) Amount is net of tax effect of $0.0 million in the 2013 quarter and $1.8 million in the 2013 year-to-date period.
(2) Amount is net of tax effect of $0.6 million in the 2014 quarter and year-to-date periods.
(3) Amount is net of tax effect of $4.6 million in the 2014 year-to-date period.

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