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Thermon Reports Fiscal 2013 Results

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SAN MARCOS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 06/05/13 -- Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: THR) ("Thermon" or the "Company") today announced consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. The Company posted record revenue of $284.0 million and record fully diluted GAAP EPS of $0.85. For Q4 2013, the Company had revenue of $71.7 million and fully diluted GAAP EPS of $0.18 as compared to revenue of $69.6 million and fully diluted GAAP EPS of $0.20 for Q4 2012.

Highlights for the year and comparisons versus the prior year include:

•Record fiscal year revenue of $284.0 million, an increase of 4% •Gross profit of $132.8 million, essentially flat with prior year •Record GAAP EPS of $0.85 on a fully diluted basis versus $0.40 •Record free cash flow totaled $1.10 per share versus a $0.19 use of cash per share •A 37% reduction in net debt, from $117.7 million to $74.3 million

"Thermon posted another strong fiscal year, achieving records in revenue, GAAP EPS and free cash flow per share and we look to have another record setting year in fiscal 2014," said Rodney Bingham, President and Chief Executive Officer.

In fiscal 2013 the Company generated record revenue of $284.0 million reflecting 4% growth versus revenue of $272.3 million in fiscal 2012. Foreign currency negatively impacted revenue by approximately $7.1 million versus fiscal 2012. US Dollar strength versus the Euro and Canadian Dollar were the primary causes at $4.7 and $1.5 million, respectively. Gross margin percentage was 46.8% for fiscal 2013 compared to 48.5% in fiscal 2012. Fiscal 2013 margins were impacted by an increase in Greenfield revenue, which grew to 42% of revenue in fiscal 2013 versus 39% in fiscal 2012. Greenfield projects typically generate lower margins than MRO/UE sales, due to the higher level of low margin third party products associated with Greenfield sales. Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees was $72.4 million, an increase of $1.0 million versus fiscal 2012.

Net income was $27.0 million versus $12.0 million in fiscal 2012. After excluding transaction expenses, the Company generated record adjusted net income of $28.8 million and $0.91 per fully diluted common share in fiscal 2013 versus fiscal 2012 adjusted net income of $25.9 million and $0.85 per fully diluted common share. Foreign currency headwinds reduced fiscal 2013 Adjusted EPS by $0.02 per fully diluted share versus fiscal 2012. Our cash balance for fiscal 2013 grew 104%, from $21.5 million to $43.8 million.

Q4 2013 revenue of $71.7 million reflected an increase of approximately 3% compared to revenue of $69.6 million in Q4 2012. Gross margin was 44.5% of revenue in Q4 2013 versus 49.6% in Q4 2012. The mix of Greenfield revenue grew to 43% in Q4 2013 versus 39% in the year ago period. Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees was $15.7 million in Q4 2013 versus $18.1 million generated in Q4 2012.

Q4 2013 net income of $5.6 million reflected a decrease of $0.7 million versus $6.3 million generated in Q4 2012. Free cash flow for the quarter amounted to $0.45 per share versus $0.22 per share in Q4 2012. Backlog at the end of the quarter was $95.2 million.

Subsequent to the end of the fiscal year, Thermon completed the redemption of its 9.5% senior secured notes on May 20, 2013. The redemption was financed with a new $135 million term loan with a LIBOR based floating variable interest rate, which is currently 2.75%. At current interest rates, the Company expects its interest expense to be reduced by approximately $7.5 million per year, or $0.23 per share, pre-tax. Total cash savings over the next four years (the remaining life of the notes) are expected to be approximately $30 million. The term loan will mature in 2018.

Adjustments to net income in fiscal 2012 and 2013 are due to the effects of optional redemptions of long-term debt, the refinancing of our revolving line of credit and cost associated with our initial public offering, shelf registration and secondary offering of common stock. See the tables titled "Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees and Return on Equity" and "Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income and EPS" for additional details.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

Thermon's senior management team, including Rodney Bingham, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Jay Peterson, Chief Financial Officer, will discuss fiscal 2013 results during a conference call today at 10:00 a.m. (Central Standard Time), which will be simultaneously webcast on Thermon's Investor Relations website located at http://ir.thermon.com. Investment community professionals interested in participating in the question-and-answer session may access the call by dialing (877) 312-5421 from within the United States/Canada and (253) 237-1121 from outside of the United States/Canada. A replay of the webcast will be available on Thermon's Investor Relations website beginning two hours after the conclusion of the call.

About Thermon

Through its global network, Thermon provides highly engineered thermal solutions, known as heat tracing, for process industries, including energy, chemical processing and power generation. Thermon's products provide an external heat source to pipes, vessels and instruments for the purposes of freeze protection, temperature maintenance, environmental monitoring and surface snow and ice melting. Thermon is headquartered in San Marcos, Texas. For more information, please visit www.thermon.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Disclosure in this release to "Adjusted EPS," "Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees," "Adjusted net income", "Free cash flow per share" and "Return on equity" which are "non-GAAP financial measures" as defined under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), are intended as supplemental measures of our financial performance that are not required by, or presented in accordance with, U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). "Adjusted net income" and "Adjusted earnings per share (or EPS)" represents net income before certain transaction expenses and expenses related to debt redemptions and refinancing of our revolving line of credit, per fully-diluted common share. "Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees" represents net income before interest expense (net of interest income), income tax expense, depreciation and amortization expense and other non-cash charges such as stock-based compensation expense, transaction expenses related to our initial public offering, shelf registration and secondary offering, and other transactions not associated with our ongoing operations, such as the loss on retirement of debt, as adjusted to further exclude management and termination fees paid to our former private equity sponsors. "Return on equity" represents "Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees" for the three month period ended March 31, 2013 that is multiplied times four to represent a full year's results, divided by the average of total shareholders' equity at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012. We believe that the average equity properly accounts for net income that occurred during the three months ended March 31, 2013. "Free cash flow per share" represents cash provided by operations less cash used for the purchase of property plant and equipment. The resultant cash provided or used is then divided by the fully diluted common shares outstanding.

We believe these non-GAAP financial measures are meaningful to our investors to enhance their understanding of our financial performance and are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties to compare our performance with the performance of other companies that report Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income, Free cash flow per share or Return on equity. Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees, Adjusted net income, Free cash flow per share and Return on equity should be considered in addition to, not as substitutes for, income from operations, net income, net income per share, net cash provided by operating activities and other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP. Our calculation of Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees, Adjusted net income, Free cash flow per share and Return on equity may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. For a description of how Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees, Adjusted net income, Return on equity and Free cash flow per share are calculated from our net income and a reconciliation of our Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees, Adjusted net income and Return on equity to net income per share and net income and net cash provided by operating activities, as applicable, see the sections of this release titled "Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees and Return on Equity" and "Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income and EPS."

Forward-Looking Statements

This release may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws in addition to historical information. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding our industry, business strategy, plans, goals and expectations concerning our market position, future operations, margins, profitability, capital expenditures, liquidity and capital resources and other financial and operating information. When used, the words "anticipate," "assume," "believe," "budget," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "will," "future" and similar terms and phrases are intended to identify forward-looking statements in this release. Forward-looking statements reflect our current expectations regarding future events, results or outcomes. These expectations may or may not be realized. Some of these expectations may be based upon assumptions, data or judgments that prove to be incorrect. In addition, our business and operations involve numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which could result in our expectations not being realized or otherwise materially affect our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

Actual events, results and outcomes may differ materially from our expectations due to a variety of factors. Although it is not possible to identify all of these factors, they include, among others, (i) general economic conditions and cyclicality in the markets we serve; (ii) future growth of energy and chemical processing capital investments; (iii) changes in relevant currency exchange rates; (iv) our ability to comply with the complex and dynamic system of laws and regulations applicable to international operations; (v) a material disruption at any of our manufacturing facilities; (vi) our dependence on subcontractors and suppliers; (vii) our ability to obtain standby letters of credit, bank guarantees or performance bonds required to bid on or secure certain customer contracts; (viii) competition from various other sources providing similar heat tracing products and services, or other alternative technologies, to customers; (ix) our ability to attract and retain qualified management and employees, particularly in our overseas markets; (x) our ability to continue to generate sufficient cash flow to satisfy our liquidity needs; (xi) the extent to which federal, state, local and foreign governmental regulation of energy, chemical processing and power generation products and services limits or prohibits the operation of our business; and (xii) other factors discussed in more detail under the caption "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 8, 2012. Any one of these factors or a combination of these factors could materially affect our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows and could influence whether any forward-looking statements contained in this release ultimately prove to be accurate.

Our forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results and future performance may differ materially from those suggested in any forward-looking statements. We do not intend to update these statements unless we are required to do so under applicable securities laws.


Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet (in Thousands) March 31, March 31, 2013 2012 (unaudited) ------------- -------------AssetsCurrent assets:Cash and cash equivalents $ 43,847 $ 21,468Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,141 and $1,434 as of March 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively 56,123 50,037Inventories, net 34,391 38,453Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts 3,515 1,996Income taxes receivable 5,287 5,193Prepaid expenses and other current assets 6,203 6,853Deferred income taxes 2,044 3,664 ------------- -------------Total current assets 151,410 127,664Property, plant and equipment, net 31,211 27,661Goodwill 116,303 118,007Intangible assets, net 131,916 144,801Debt issuance costs, net 4,373 7,446Other noncurrent assets 143 -- ------------- ------------- $ 435,356 $ 425,579 ============= =============Liabilities and shareholders' equityCurrent liabilities:Accounts payable $ 20,370 $ 15,728Accrued liabilities 18,715 22,442Obligations due to settle the CHS Transactions 3,239 3,528Current portion of long term debt -- 21,000Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts 1,629 2,446Income taxes payable 1,706 1,374 ------------- -------------Total current liabilities 45,659 66,518Long-term debt, net of current maturities 118,145 118,145Deferred income taxes 42,432 45,999Other noncurrent liabilities 3,073 2,437Common Stock 31 30Additional paid in capital 203,027 191,998Foreign currency translation adjustment (1,075) 3,362Retained earnings (accumulated deficit) 24,064 (2,910) ------------- -------------Shareholders' equity 226,047 192,480 ------------- ------------- $ 435,356 $ 425,579 ============= ============= Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations (in Thousands except per share amounts) Three Three Months Months Year Year Ended Ended Ended Ended March 31, March 31, March 31, March 31, 2013 2012 2013 2012 (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------Sales $ 71,662 $ 69,568 $ 284,036 $ 272,323Cost of sales 39,759 35,084 151,204 140,208 ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------Gross profit 31,903 34,484 132,832 132,115Operating expenses:Marketing, general and administrative and engineering 16,767 16,619 63,292 61,625Stock compensation expense 472 58 1,341 6,514Management fees (a) -- -- -- 8,141Amortization of other intangible assets 2,806 2,807 11,211 11,379 ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------Income from operations 11,858 15,000 56,988 44,456Interest expense, net (2,833) (3,650) (11,792) (15,336)Acceleration of unamortized debt cost -- -- (2,318) (3,096)Debt cost amortization (197) (27) (1,003) (1,030)Loss on retirement of senior notes -- (630) -- (3,825) ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------Interest expense, net (3,030) (4,307) (15,113) (23,287)Miscellaneous income (expense) (188) (269) (325) (1,671) ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------Income before provision for taxes 8,640 10,424 41,550 19,498Income tax expense 2,991 4,174 14,576 7,468 ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------Net income $ 5,649 $ 6,250 $ 26,974 $ 12,030 =========== =========== =========== ===========Net income per common share:Basic income per share $ 0.18 $ 0.21 $ 0.88 $ 0.41Diluted income per share $ 0.18 $ 0.20 $ 0.85 $ 0.40Weighted-average shares used in computing net income per common share:Basic common shares 31,180 30,007 30,797 29,083Fully-diluted common shares 31,986 31,524 31,797 30,454(a) Management Fees for the year ended March 31, 2012 includes $7.8 millionin termination fees paid to our private equity sponsors at the completion ofthe IPO in Q1 2012. The fees were paid in settlement of the remaining termof the management services agreement that was in place prior to the IPO. Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees and Return on Equity (Unaudited, in Thousands except per share amounts) Three Three Months Months Year YearAdjusted EBITDA excluding Ended Ended Ended Ended management fees and Return March 31, March 31, March 31, March 31, on Equity 2013 2012 2013 2012--------------------------- ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------Net income $ 5,649 $ 6,250 $ 26,974 $ 12,030Interest expense, net 3,030 4,307 15,113 23,287Income tax expense (benefit) 2,991 4,174 14,576 7,468Depreciation and amortization expense 3,525 3,348 13,831 13,972 ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------EBITDA non-GAAP basis $ 15,195 $ 18,079 $ 70,494 $ 56,757 =========== =========== =========== ===========Stock compensation expense 472 58 1,341 6,514Fiscal 2013 Shelf Registration and secondary offering expenses -- -- 536 -- ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------Adjusted EBITDA-non-GAAP basis $ 15,667 $ 18,137 $ 72,371 $ 63,271 =========== =========== =========== ===========Termination of management fee agreement with private equity sponsor -- -- -- 8,104Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees - non-GAAP basis $ 15,667 $ 18,137 $ 72,371 $ 71,375 =========== =========== =========== ===========Adjusted EBITDA - Annualized for a full fiscal year $ 62,668 -----------Average total shareholders' equity for the three month period ended March 31, 2013 $ 224,210 -----------Return on Equity - non-GAAP basis 28% =========== Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted Net Income and EPS (Unaudited, in Thousands except per share amounts) Three Three Months Months Year YearAdjusted Net Ended Ended Ended Ended Income and March 31, March 31, March 31, March 31, EPS 2013 2012 2013 2012 Adjustment to:-------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- --------------GAAP net income $ 5,649 $ 6,250 $ 26,974 $ 12,030Acceleration of stock compensation in connection Operating with the IPO -- -- -- 6,341 expenseManagement fees which terminated at Operating the IPO -- -- -- 8,104 expensePremium paid on redemption Loss on of long term retirement of debt -- 630 -- 3,825 debtAcceleration of unamortized debt costs due to optional redemptions Loss on of long term retirement of debt -- -- 871 3,096 debtAcceleration of unamortized debt costs on refinance of revolving Acceleration line of of unamortized credit -- -- 1,447 -- debtFiscal 2013 Shelf Registration and secondary offering Operating expenses -- -- 536 -- expenseTax effect of financial Income tax adjustments -- $ (221) $ (1,007) $ (7,499) benefit ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- $ 5,649 $ 6,659 $ 28,821 $ 25,897Adjusted fully-diluted earnings per common share $ 0.18 $ 0.21 $ 0.91 $ 0.85Fully-diluted common shares 31,986 31,524 31,797 30,454 Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries Free Cash Flow per share (Unaudited, in Thousands except per share amounts) Three Three Months Months Year Year Ended Ended Ended Ended March 31, March 31, March 31, March 31, 2013 2012 2013 2012 ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------Cash provided by operating activities $ 15,402 $ 9,593 $ 41,298 $ 3,112Less: Cash used for purchases of property, plant and equipment (1,019) (2,703) (6,264) (8,883) ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------Free cash flow provided (used) $ 14,383 $ 6,890 $ 35,034 $ (5,771) ========== ========== ========== ==========Free cash flow provided (used) per fully-diluted common share $ 0.45 $ 0.22 $ 1.10 $ (0.19)Fully-diluted common shares 31,986 31,524 31,797 30,454





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