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MEXICO CITY, Feb. 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:ICA) (NYSE:ICA), the largest infrastructure and construction company in Mexico, announced today its unaudited results for the fourth quarter of 2012.
ICA delivered solid results in the fourth quarter and for full the year 2012. Consolidated revenue rose 3% in 4Q12 and 18% for the year. All business segments reported growth in the year. Adjusted EBITDA increased 23% in 4Q12. For the year 2012, Adjusted EBITDA rose 13% to Ps. 7,015 million, with an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 14.7%.
Earnings per share decreased 17% to Ps. 1.95 during the year. The reduction principally reflected the non-recurring gains on sale of the Corredor Sur tollroad in Panama and two PPP highways during 2011.
Construction backlog at December 31, 2012 rose to Ps. 42,238 million, an increase of 20% as compared to December 31, 2011. Construction backlog does not include Ps. 8,166 million in long-term mining services contracts related to our San Martín Contratistas Generales subsidiary in Peru, which ICA acquired in June 2012.
ICA recorded significant operational and financing accomplishments in 4Q12, including (i) the delivery of the two turbines of the La Yesca hydroelectric project, with the corresponding payment for more than US$ one billion; (ii) start of operations of three concessioned highways and two social infrastructure projects; and (iii) the strategic partnership with leading homebuilder Servicios Corporativos Javer, S.A.P.I., ("Javer"). This transaction confirms ICA's concentration in its core infrastructure development and construction businesses. During 2012, ICA carried out investments totaling Ps. 10,990 million in projects in Mexico and abroad.
Consolidated Net Income
Net Income of Controlling Interest
Adjusted EBITDA Margin
Consolidated revenue increased 3% as compared to 4Q11.
Operating income and Adjusted EBITDA rose 25% and 23%, respectively, compared to 4Q11.
Comprehensive financing cost was Ps. 711 million in 4Q12, up 6% from the prior year period, principally as a result of increased interest expense from concessioned projects that started operations. During the construction phase, interest expense is capitalized.
Consolidated net income was Ps. 74 million. The result for the quarter included the effect of the adjustment to fair value of the Housing assets that are part of the strategic partnership with Javer.
Net loss of the controlling interest was Ps. 161 million in 4Q12. The loss per share was Ps. 0.27 (US$ 0.08 per ADS).
Contracted Mining Services
Concessions: Highway traffic, ADTV
Airports: Passenger traffic (thousands)
Civil Construction and Industrial Construction contributed 75% of consolidated revenue and 11% of Adjusted EBITDA in 4Q12.
Construction backlog reached Ps. 42,238 million, an increase of 20% compared to December 31, 2011. Additions to backlog during the quarter totaled Ps. 8,417 million. Construction backlog does not include Ps. 8,166 million in long-term mining and other services contracts related to our San Martín Contratistas Generales subsidiary.
Concessions contributed 14% of consolidated revenue and 55% of Adjusted EBITDA in 4Q12.
As of December 31, 2012, ICA's Concessions segment was participating in 18 projects, including ten highways, five water projects, two social infrastructure projects, and one port. Of these, nine were in full operation, two in partial operation, and seven under construction.
Airports contributed 7% of consolidated revenue and 21% of Adjusted EBITDA in 4Q12.
Housing contributed 4% of consolidated revenue and 13% of Adjusted EBITDA in 4Q12. These results included the results of Los Portales in Peru and the Housing assets in Mexico that were not included in the Javer transaction. The assets to be transferred to Javer were reclassified as discontinued operations at fair value as of 4Q12. The financial statements for 4Q11 were restated for comparative purposes.
ICA's full earnings report is available at http://www.ica.com.mx/ir.
Conference Call Invitation
ICA's conference call will be held on Friday, March 1, at 10:00 am Eastern Time (9:00 am Mexico City time). To participate, please dial toll-free 1-877-941-1427 from the U.S. or 1-480-629-9664 internationally. The conference ID is 4601371. The conference call will be Webcast live through streaming audio and available on ICA's website at http://www.ica.com.mx/ir
A replay will be available until March 8, 2013 by calling toll-free 1-877-870-5176 from the U.S. or 1-858-384-5517 internationally, again using conference ID 4601371.
This press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements related to ICA that reflect ICA's current expectations or beliefs concerning future events. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties and may differ materially from actual results or events due to important factors such as changes in general economic, business or political or other conditions in Mexico, Latin America or elsewhere, changes in capital markets in general that may affect policies or attitudes towards lending to Mexico or Mexican companies, changes in tax and other laws affecting ICA's businesses, increased costs, unanticipated increases in financing and other costs or the inability to obtain additional debt or equity financing on attractive terms and other factors set forth in ICA's most recent filing on Form 20-F and in any filing or submission ICA has made with the SEC subsequent to its most recent filing on Form 20-F. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to ICA on the date hereof, and ICA assumes no obligation to update such statements.
Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. is Mexico's largest infrastructure company. ICA carries out large-scale civil and industrial construction projects and operates a portfolio of long-term assets, including airports, toll roads, water systems, and real estate. Founded in 1947, lCA is listed on the Mexican and New York Stock exchanges. For more information, visit www.ica.com.mx/ir
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Gabriel de la Concha, CIO
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