ST. ALBERT, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 14, 2012) - Enterprise Group, Inc. (the "Company") (TSX:E) is pleased to announce the Company's third quarter results, and its fifth consecutive quarter of profitability. The Company recorded a consolidated net income from operations of $70,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2012, which resulted in a year to date net income from operations of $656,000. This amounted to a decrease of $673,000 or 90.5% for the quarter and an increase of $1,500,000 or 181.2% year to date compared to the same periods in the prior year. Revenue for the Company was $4,300,000, for the three months ended September 30, 2012, a decrease of $478,000 or 9.9%. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, revenue grew to $11,900,000, an increase of $198,000 or 1.7%. EBITDAS was $631,000, a decrease of 54.8% for the third quarter of 2012. However, for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, EBITDAS grew to $2,000,000, an increase of $785,000 or 62.7% compared to the same period last year. For the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2012, the Company recorded net income from operations of $1,500,000 and EBITDAS of $3,300,000.
During the quarter, the Company incurred onetime expenses relating to the corporate refinancing through PNC Bank Canada Branch, the acquisition of Artic Therm International Ltd, and expenses relating to the pending acquisition announced August 9, 2012. These costs, recorded in this quarter, impacted the net income by approximately $400,000. The decrease in revenue is mainly due to the Company continuing its strategy of focusing on smaller, cost plus projects in the oilfield services industry which results in higher field margins but at revenue levels lower than historical amounts.
Leonard D. Jaroszuk, President and CEO of the Company, is also pleased to provide the following update on other corporate matters:
- Artic Therm International has recently secured significant project work for its larger flameless heating units. Two pipeline thermal expansion projects and a refining facility turn-around. Two of the customers include Canada's largest oil producer and Canada's largest natural gas producer
- Further to a news release dated August 9, 2012, announcing the signing of a letter of intent to purchase a utility services company; the target is currently completing a corporate reorganization to prepare itself for the impending sale. Enterprise expects this acquisition to close as soon as the reorganization is confirmed.
- Early in November 2012, the Company received a zero percent (0%) interest loan for $1.1 million with AFSC. Proceeds were used to increase Artic Therm's flameless heating unit fleet to a new Slave Lake, Alberta location.
- The Company is currently negotiating and performing due diligence on an additional acquisition target that management expects to complete in Q1 of 2013.
Enterprise Group, Inc. is a construction services company operating in the energy, utility and transportation infrastructure industry. The Company's focus is primarily underground construction and maintenance and above ground plants and facilities and specialized equipment rental. The Company's strategy is to acquire complementary service companies in Western Canada, consolidating capital, management and human resources to support continued growth.
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