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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-K

(Mark One)

x Annual Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011

or

 

¨ Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the transition period from                      to                     

Commission File No. 1-15461

MATRIX SERVICE COMPANY

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware    73-1352174

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

  

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

5100 E. Skelly Drive, Suite 700

Tulsa, Oklahoma

  

74135

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)    (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (918) 838-8822

Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

(Title of class)

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share

Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None

Name of each exchange on which registered: NASDAQ Global Select Market (common stock)

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.    Yes  ¨    No  þ

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.    Yes  ¨    No  þ

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  þ    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Inter Active Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  ¨    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer”, ”accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12 b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer  ¨            Accelerated filer  þ            Non-accelerated filer  ¨            Smaller reporting company  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ¨    No  þ

The aggregate market value of the registrant’s common stock held by non-affiliates computed by reference to the price at which the common stock was last sold as of the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second quarter was approximately $319 million.

The number of shares of the registrant’s common stock outstanding as of September 6, 2011 was 26,502,042 shares.

Documents Incorporated by Reference

Certain sections of the registrant’s definitive proxy statement relating to the registrant’s 2011 annual meeting of stockholders, which definitive proxy statement will be filed within 120 days of the end of the registrant’s fiscal year, are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Form 10-K.

 

 

 

 

     


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

          Page  
   Part I   

Item 1.

   Business      1   

Item 1A.

   Risk Factors      8   

Item 1B.

   Unresolved Staff Comments      16   

Item 2.

   Properties      17   

Item 3.

   Legal Proceedings      17   

Item 4.

   Reserved      17   
   Part II   

Item 5.

  

Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

     18   

Item 6.

   Selected Financial Data      19   

Item 7.

   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations      20   

Item 7A.

   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk      31   

Item 8.

   Financial Statements and Supplementary Data      33   

Item 9.

   Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure      65   

Item 9A.

   Controls and Procedures      65   

Item 9B.

   Other Information      65   
   Part III   

Item 10.

   Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance      66   

Item 11.

   Executive Compensation      66   

Item 12.

   Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters      66   

Item 13.

   Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence      66   

Item 14.

   Principal Accountant Fees and Services      66   
   Part IV   

Item 15.

   Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules      67   

 

     


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PART I

 

Item 1. Business

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This Annual Report on Form 10-K includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this Annual Report which address activities, events or developments which we expect, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. The word “believes,” “intends,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “estimates,” “predicts” and similar expressions are also intended to identify forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements include, among others, such things as:

 

   

amounts and nature of future revenues and margins from our Construction Services and Repair and Maintenance Services segments;

 

   

the likely impact of new or existing regulations or market forces on the demand for our services;

 

   

expansion and other development trends of the industries we serve;

 

   

our ability to generate sufficient cash from operations or to raise cash in order to meet our short and long-term capital requirements; and

 

   

our ability to comply with the covenants in our credit agreement.

These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses we made in light of our experience and our perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments as well as other factors we believe are appropriate. However, whether actual results and developments will conform to our expectations and predictions is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations, including:

 

   

the risk factors discussed in Item 1A of this Annual Report and listed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission;

 

   

the inherently uncertain outcome of current and future litigation;

 

   

the adequacy of our reserves for contingencies;

 

   

economic, market or business conditions in general and in the oil, gas and power industries in particular;

 

   

changes in laws or regulations; and

 

   

other factors, many of which are beyond our control.

Consequently, all of the forward-looking statements made in this Annual Report are qualified by these cautionary statements and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by us will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences or effects on our business operations. We assume no obligation to update publicly, except as required by law, any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

BACKGROUND

The Company began operations in 1984 as an Oklahoma corporation. Matrix Service Company was incorporated in the State of Delaware in 1989. We provide construction and repair and maintenance services primarily to the energy and energy related industries. As a full service industrial contractor, we strive to provide our clients a high degree of safety, quality and service utilizing our qualified professionals, technical expertise, skilled craftsmen, and project management expertise. To serve clients efficiently and effectively, Matrix Service maintains regional offices throughout the United States and Canada. We operate through separate union and merit subsidiaries, which allows us to serve customers on both a union and a merit basis.

We are licensed to operate in all 50 states and in four Canadian provinces. Our headquarters are in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and we have regional operating facilities in California, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Texas and Washington in the United States and in Ontario, Alberta, and New Brunswick in Canada. Our principal executive offices are located at 5100 E. Skelly Drive, Suite 700, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135. Our telephone number is (918) 838-8822. Unless the context otherwise requires, all references herein to “Matrix Service”, “Matrix Service Company”, the “Company” or to “we”, “our”, and “us” are to Matrix Service Company and its subsidiaries.

 

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On July 30, 2009, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a change in the Company’s fiscal year end from May 31 to June 30, beginning July 1, 2009. As a result of the change, the Company had a transition period for the one month ended June 30, 2009 (“June Transition Period”). The Company’s financial information, including its business segment and geographical information for the 12 months ended June 30, 2011 (“fiscal 2011”), June 30, 2010 (“fiscal 2010”), May 31, 2009 (“fiscal 2009”) and for the June Transition Period is included in the financial statements and the notes thereto in “Financial Statements and Supplementary Data” in Part II, Item 8.

WEBSITE ACCESS TO REPORTS

Our public internet site is www.matrixservice.com. We make available free of charge through our internet site our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file such material with, or furnish it to, the Securities and Exchange Commission.

In addition, we currently make our annual reports to stockholders available on our internet site, www.matrixservice.com. Adobe Acrobat Reader software is required to view these documents, which are in PDF format. A link to Adobe Systems Incorporated’s Internet site, from which the software can be downloaded, is provided.

OPERATING SEGMENTS

We have two reportable segments, the Construction Services segment and the Repair and Maintenance Services segment. See Note 14—Segment Information, in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for segment, geographic and market information. We also offer services to our customers where our two business segments work together to provide a combination of services. Customers utilize our services to construct or expand operating facilities, improve operating efficiencies, maintain existing facilities and to comply with environmental and safety regulations. Our projects range in duration from a few days to multiple years, which can be performed as one-time contracts or as part of a long-term agreement. These services are provided for both union and merit shop operations.

Construction Services

Our Construction Services segment provides turnkey and specialty construction to a wide range of industrial and energy sector clients. Our scope of services includes engineering, civil/structural, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation, millwrighting, and fabrication. These services are provided for projects of varying complexities, schedule durations, and budgets. Our project experience includes retrofits, modifications and expansions to existing facilities as well as construction of new facilities.

Repair and Maintenance Services

Our Repair and Maintenance Services segment encompasses a wide range of routine, preventive, and emergency repair and maintenances services. Our ability to provide multiple services allows us to serve as a single source provider to our clients for their repair and maintenance needs.

MARKETS WITHIN OPERATING SEGMENTS

Within these two operating segments we serve four primary markets:

 

   

Aboveground Storage Tanks

 

   

Downstream Petroleum

 

   

Electrical and Instrumentation

 

   

Specialty

Aboveground Storage Tanks

One of the cornerstones of our business has been, and continues to be, aboveground storage tanks (“AST”). We are one of the leading AST constructors in North America. We offer complete engineering, procurement, and construction (“EPC”) services as well as fabrication services for the bulk storage, refining, petrochemical, pipeline and power industries. Our expertise includes cone roof tanks, dome roof tanks, open top floating roof tanks, geodesic domes, and specialty tanks. Our personnel are well versed in American Petroleum Institute (“API”) standards and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (“ASME”) code work in both atmospheric and pressure storage vessels.

 

       

 

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Every AST project is designed in accordance with applicable industry standards, codes and regulations. We have the knowledge and experience to comply with all applicable specifications to ensure that all requirements are met. In response to environmental requirements for control of vapor emissions and leak containment, we have developed many unique designs and devices such as floating roof seal systems, dike liners, and other products. Our product offerings include dikes and liners, steel internal floating roofs, tank double bottoms, and primary and secondary seals. Every product we offer is engineered to meet our customers’ specifications and industry standards.

One of our most significant areas of expertise is our turnkey tank and terminal construction service. Our tank design and EPC services allow our clients to be confident that the project will meet safety and quality objectives and be completed within time and budget constraints. As a general contractor, we offer a single point of contact, with the capability to perform the civil and site preparation, foundations, liners, mechanical, piping, structural, tank design, engineering, fabrication and construction.

Our tank repair and maintenance services are a key component of our core AST business. AST repair and maintenance services include replacements/repairs of tank bottoms, shells, nozzles, roof structures, steel floating roofs, seals and manways for tanks of all sizes. We provide tank cleaning, foundation repair/replacement and complete tank relocation utilizing air lifting technology.

Downstream Petroleum

Our experience in the downstream petroleum market includes refineries, pipelines, petrochemical plants and gas facilities. This includes turnkey construction work for new or existing facilities, renovations, upgrades and expansion projects.

Repair and maintenance services for the downstream petroleum industry are typically classified as either refinery maintenance or turnarounds.

Plant maintenance contracts are agreements to provide outsourcing of maintenance management and the multiple crafts necessary to provide routine and preventive maintenance services for a facility. A typical maintenance contract includes planning and scheduling and active participation in or development of reliability programs, including the development of performance metrics. These services include safety implementation and quality assurance /quality control management.

Contracts for planned major maintenance activities are generally of short duration, but require detailed scheduling and advanced planning to assure the availability of qualified personnel and specialty equipment that are needed to complete the work in the shortest possible timeframe. We are committed to delivering all services on time, within budget and schedule constraints, and most importantly, in a safe manner.

Electrical and Instrumentation

Our product offerings include electrical construction and installation of instrumentation and control systems. Our experience spans a wide range of industries including power generation and transmission, refining, petrochemical and heavy industrial. In addition to ground-up construction, our management and technical teams perform expansion projects, critical path turnarounds, emergency response and staff augmentation services. As part of our electrical capabilities, we have the experience and expertise to install complex instrumentation and control systems. This service includes instrument calibration, loop checks, commissioning, and start-up.

Electrical and instrumentation repair and maintenance services include routine and preventive maintenance, emergency response, and outage support for various industries including power, petroleum and petrochemical.

A recent acquisition significantly enhanced our electrical and instrumentation capabilities. This acquisition has enabled us to focus on supporting the expansion and modernization of transmission systems in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern New England, while allowing us to expand in our core markets of power generation and transmission, refinery, alternative energy, and industrial infrastructure.

Specialty

Liquefied Natural Gas/Industrial Gas/Liquefied Petroleum Gas

Matrix Service engineers, fabricates and constructs cryogenic liquefied gas storage tanks for the storage of ammonia, butane, carbon dioxide, ethane, methane, argon, nitrogen, oxygen, propane and other products. We recently enhanced and expanded our capabilities though the acquisition of assets, technology and resources used for the design and construction of cryogenic storage tanks, including liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) tanks, liquid nitrogen/liquid oxygen (“LIN/LOX”) tanks and liquid petroleum (“LPG”) tanks. These tanks are utilized by our customers in the chemical, petrochemical and gas industries.

 

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Specialty Tanks and Vessels

Our specialty tank and vessel expertise includes spheres, aerobic/anaerobic digesters, clarifiers, egg shaped digesters, petroleum scrubbers/absorbers, flare tips, thermal vacuum chambers and other pressure vessels. These tanks and vessels are used throughout the petroleum, chemical, power, aerospace and waste water industries.

Power Projects

Our construction service offerings for the power industry include stacks, stack liners, ducting, scrubbers, absorbers, and waste to energy facilities. Repair and maintenance services include providing repair, maintenance, and outage services for the power industry. Our onsite maintenance services include routine maintenance such as cleaning fans, changing lube oil coolers and maintaining gas turbines, heat recovery steam generators and other equipment. We also provide turbine disassembly, inspection and repair.

Fabrication

We provide large scale fabrication services to our operating units and customers throughout the United States and Canada. These facilities are staffed with qualified personnel and utilize sophisticated tooling and equipment. Our fabrication facilities specialize in steel plate, structural steel and vessel fabrication utilizing carbon steels, stainless steels and specialty alloy metals. Our largest fabrication facility is centrally located in the United States. This 227,900 sq. ft. facility in Oklahoma is located at the Port of Catoosa, a large inland United States port with barge, rail and truck access. The facility has the capacity to fabricate new tanks, new tank components and all maintenance, retrofit and repair parts, including fixed roofs, floating roofs, seal assemblies, shell plate and tank appurtenances. This facility is qualified to fabricate equipment in adherence to ASME codes and regulations including pressure vessels, stacks/stackliners, scrubbers, ducting, flare stacks and igniter tips.

Matrix Service was recently issued the ASME N and NR Stamp certifications (“Certifications”). The Certifications allow us to design, fabricate, construct and repair certain nuclear quality components and structures. These achievements exemplify our ongoing commitment to expanding our capabilities and to providing the U.S. power industry with another domestic source of certain nuclear plant components, construction and repair.

Material Handling

The acquisition of EDC, Inc. in May 2011 allows the Company to design and construct bulk material handling solutions for our customers. Specific product offerings include turnkey material handling systems in ship loading and unloading, overland conveyors, stacking, reclaiming and blending systems, aggregate plants and bulk handling for environmental processing.

OTHER BUSINESS MATTERS

Customers and Marketing

Matrix Service derives a significant portion of its revenues from performing services for major integrated oil companies, independent petroleum refiners, and pipeline, terminal and oil and gas marketing companies. In fiscal 2011, these customer types accounted for 72% of consolidated revenues. The loss of significant work from any of these classes of customers or an overall decline in the petroleum industry could have a material adverse effect on the Company. Matrix Service also performs services for power companies, engineering firms, general contractors, and petrochemical and industrial gas companies. The Company provided services to approximately 414 customers in fiscal 2011.

In fiscal 2011, three customers accounted for 14%, 11% and 10% of our Construction Services revenue, respectively. Two other customers accounted for 22% and 11% of our Repair and Maintenance Services revenue, respectively. No customers accounted for more than 10% of consolidated revenue in fiscal 2011.

Matrix Service markets its services and products primarily through its marketing and business development personnel, senior professional staff and its operating management. The business development personnel concentrate on developing new customers and assisting management with existing customers. We competitively bid most of our projects. However, we have a number of preferred provider relationships with customers who award us work through long-term agreements. Our projects have durations of a few days to multiple years.

Segment Financial Information

Financial information for our operating segments is provided in Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, and in Note 14—Segment Information of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.

 

       

 

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Competition

Matrix Service competes with local, regional, national and international contractors in both the Construction Services and Repair and Maintenance Services segments. Competitors generally vary with the markets we serve with few competitors competing in all of the markets we serve or for all of the services we provide. Contracts are generally awarded based on price, reputation for quality, customer satisfaction, safety record and programs, and schedule. We believe that our turnkey capabilities, expertise, experience and reputation for providing safe, timely, and quality services allow us to compete effectively in the markets that we serve.

Backlog

We define backlog as the total dollar amount of revenues that we expect to recognize as a result of performing work that has been awarded to us through a signed contract that we consider firm. The following contract types are considered firm:

 

   

fixed-price arrangements;

 

   

minimum customer commitments on cost plus arrangements; and

 

   

certain time and material contracts in which the estimated contract value is firm or can be estimated with a reasonable amount of certainty in both timing and amounts.

For long-term maintenance contracts we include only the amounts that we expect to recognize into revenue over the next 12 months. For all other arrangements, we calculate backlog as the estimated contract amount less revenues recognized as of the reporting date.

The following table provides a summary of changes in our backlog for fiscal 2011:

 

     Construction
Services
    Repair and
Maintenance
Services
    Total  
     (In thousands)  

Backlog as of June 30, 2010

   $ 197,675      $ 155,541      $ 353,216   

New awards

     392,556        286,398        678,954   

Revenue recognized

     (364,498     (262,554     (627,052
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Backlog as of June 30, 2011

   $ 225,733      $ 179,385      $ 405,118   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

At June 30, 2011, the Construction Services segment had a backlog of $225.7 million as compared to a backlog of $197.7 million at June 30, 2010. The 14.2% increase of $28.0 million is due to increases in Aboveground Storage Tank of $25.2 million and Downstream Petroleum of $12.5 million, partially offset by decreases in Specialty of $5.6 million and Electrical and Instrumentation of $4.1 million. The backlog at June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010 for the Repair and Maintenance Services segment was $179.4 million and $155.5 million, respectively. The 15.3% increase of $23.9 million is due to increases in Electrical and Instrumentation of $10.0 million, Downstream Petroleum of $9.0 million and Aboveground Storage Tank of $4.9 million.

Seasonality

Planned maintenance projects at customer facilities are typically scheduled in the spring and the fall when the demand for energy is lower. As a result, quarterly operating results in the Repair and Maintenance Services segment can fluctuate materially. The Construction Services segment typically has a lower level of operating activity during the winter months and early in the calendar year because many of our customers’ capital budgets have been spent and new capital budgets have not been finalized. Our business can also be affected by seasonal weather conditions including hurricanes, snowstorms, abnormally low or high temperatures or other inclement weather, which can result in reduced activities.

Raw Material Sources and Availability

Steel plate and steel pipe are the primary raw materials used by the Company. Supplies of these materials are available throughout the United States and globally from numerous sources. We anticipate that adequate amounts of these materials will be available in the foreseeable future, however, the price, quantity, and the delivery schedules of these materials could change rapidly due to various factors, including producer capacity, the level of foreign imports, worldwide demand, tariffs on imported steel and other market conditions.

 

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Insurance

The Company maintains insurance coverage for various aspects of its operations. However, exposure to potential losses is retained through the use of deductibles, coverage limits and self-insured retentions.

Typically our contracts require us to indemnify our customers for injury, damage or loss arising from the performance of our services and provide for warranties for materials and workmanship. The Company may also be required to name the customer as an additional insured up to the limits of insurance available, or we may be required to purchase special insurance policies or surety bonds for specific customers or provide letters of credit in lieu of bonds to satisfy performance and financial guarantees on some projects.

Matrix Service maintains a performance and payment bonding line sufficient to support the business and a credit facility that is adequate to provide any required letters of credit. The Company generally requires its subcontractors to indemnify the Company and the Company’s customer and name the Company as an additional insured for activities arising out of the subcontractors’ work. We also require certain subcontractors to provide additional insurance policies, including surety bonds in favor of the Company, to secure the subcontractors’ work or as required by contract. There can be no assurance that our insurance and the additional insurance coverage provided by our subcontractors will fully protect us against a valid claim or loss under the contracts with our customers.

Employees

As of June 30, 2011, we had 2,623 employees of which 452 were employed in non-field positions and 2,171 were employed in field or shop positions. The number of employees varies significantly throughout the year because of the number, type and size of projects we have in progress at any particular time.

We maintain separate merit and union operations. In our union business, we operate under collective bargaining agreements with various unions representing different groups of our employees. Union agreements provide union employees with benefits including health and welfare, pension, training programs and compensation plans. We have not experienced any significant strikes or work stoppages in recent years. We maintain health and welfare, retirement and training programs for our merit craft employees and administrative personnel.

Patents and Proprietary Technology

Matrix Service has several patents and patents pending, and continues to pursue new ideas and innovations to better serve our customers in all areas of our business. The Matrix Service patents under the Flex-A-Span® and Flex-A-Seal® trademarks are utilized to cover seals for floating roof tanks. Our patent of our ThermoStor® diffuser system is for a process that receives, stores and dispenses both chilled and warm water in and from the same storage tank. The patented RS 1000 Tank Mixer® controls sludge build-up in crude oil tanks through resuspension. The Valve Shield® patent relates to a flexible fluid containment system that captures and contains fluid leaking from pipe and valve connections. The patent for Spacerless or Geocomposite Double Bottom for Storage Tanks relates to a replacement bottom with leak detection and containment that allows for the retrofitting of an existing tank while minimizing the loss of capacity. The patent for the Training Tank for Personnel Entry, Exit and Rescue relates to a mobile device that can be used to train personnel on equipment that is made to simulate real world hazards.

In fiscal 2009, the Company acquired a perpetual license to use various patents and technologies related to LNG storage tanks, LIN/LOX storage tanks, LPG storage tanks and thermal vacuum chambers. We believe that the ability to use these patents and technology enables us to expand our presence in the markets for these products and minimizes the development costs typically associated with organic growth.

While we believe that continued product development and the protection of our patents are important to our business, we do not believe that these patents or purchased technology are essential to our success.

Regulation

Health and Safety Regulations

Our operations are subject to the requirements of the United States Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”), comparable state laws and the Canadian Workers’ Compensation Board and its Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission. Regulations promulgated by these agencies require employers and independent contractors to implement work practices, medical surveillance systems and personnel protection programs to protect employees from workplace hazards and

 

       

 

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exposure to hazardous chemicals and materials. In recognition of the potential for accidents within various scopes of work, these agencies have enacted strict and comprehensive safety regulations. The Company has established comprehensive programs for complying with health and safety regulations to protect the safety of its workers, subcontractors and customers. While the Company believes that it operates safely and prudently, there can be no assurance that accidents will not occur or that the Company will not incur substantial liability in connection with the operation of its business.

Environmental

The Company’s operations are subject to extensive and changing environmental laws and regulations. These laws and regulations relate primarily to air and water pollutants and the management and disposal of hazardous materials. The Company is exposed to potential liability for personal injury or property damage caused by any release, spill, exposure or other accident involving such pollutants, substances or hazardous materials.

In order to limit costs incurred as a result of environmental exposure, the Company has purchased contractor’s pollution liability insurance policies that cover liability we may incur as a result of accidental releases of hazardous materials at customer or operating locations, including our fabrication facilities in Oklahoma and California.

The Company believes that it is currently in compliance, in all material aspects, with all applicable environmental laws and regulations. The Company does not expect any material charges in subsequent periods relating to environmental conditions that currently exist and does not foresee any significant future capital spending relating to environmental matters.

 

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Item 1A. Risk Factors

The following risk factors should be considered with the other information included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. As we operate in a continuously changing environment, other risk factors may emerge which could have material adverse effects on our results of operations, financial condition and cash flow.

Risk Factors Related to Our Business

Unsatisfactory safety performance may subject us to penalties, can affect customer relationships, result in higher operating costs, negatively impact employee morale and result in higher employee turnover.

Workplace safety is important to the Company, our employees, and our customers. As a result, we maintain comprehensive safety programs and training to all applicable employees throughout our organization. While we focus on protecting people and property, our work is performed at construction sites and in industrial facilities and our workers are subject to the normal hazards associated with providing these services. Even with proper safety precautions, these hazards can lead to personal injury, loss of life, damage to or destruction of property, plant and equipment, and environmental damage. We are intensely focused on maintaining a strong safety environment and reducing the risk of accidents to the lowest possible level.

Although we have taken what we believe are appropriate precautions to adequately train and equip our employees, we have experienced serious accidents, including fatalities, in the past and may experience additional accidents in the future. Serious accidents may subject us to penalties, civil litigation or criminal prosecution. Claims for damages to persons, including claims for bodily injury or loss of life, could result in costs and liabilities, which could materially and adversely affect our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

Demand for our products and services is cyclical and is vulnerable to the level of capital and maintenance spending of our customers and to downturns in the industries and markets we serve as well as conditions in the general economy.

The demand for our products and services depends upon the existence of construction and repair and maintenance projects in the downstream petroleum, power and other heavy industries in the United States and Canada. Therefore, it is likely that our business will continue to be cyclical in nature and vulnerable to general downturns in the United States, Canadian and world economies and declines in commodity prices, which could adversely affect the demand for our products and services.

Our Construction Services segment’s revenue and cash flow are dependent upon engineering and construction projects. The availability of these projects is dependent upon the economic condition in the oil, gas, and power industries, specifically, the level of capital expenditures on energy infrastructure. A prolonged period of sluggish economic conditions in North America has had and may continue to have an adverse impact on the level of capital expenditures of our customers and/or their ability to finance these expenditures. Our failure to obtain projects, the delay of project awards, the cancellation of projects or delays in the completion of contracts are factors that may result in under-utilization of our resources, which would adversely impact our revenue, operating results and cash flow. There are numerous factors beyond our control that influence the level of capital expenditures of oil, gas and power companies, including:

 

   

current or projected commodity prices, including oil, gas and power prices;

 

   

refining margins;

 

   

the demand for oil, gas and electricity;

 

   

the ability of oil, gas and power companies to generate, access and deploy capital;

 

   

exploration, production and transportation costs;

 

   

tax incentives, including those for alternative energy projects;

 

   

regulatory restraints on the rates that power companies may charge their customers; and

 

   

local, national and international political and economic conditions.

Our Repair and Maintenance Services segment’s revenue and cash flow are dependent upon maintenance plans by the oil, gas and power industries. The economic slowdown in North America continues to have an adverse impact on the level and timing of maintenance expenditures of oil, gas and power companies. Our failure to obtain projects, the delay in project awards, the cancellation of projects or project commencement delays are factors that result in under-utilization of our resources, which would adversely impact revenue, operating results and cash flow.

 

       

 

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Our results of operations depend upon the award of new contracts and the timing of those awards.

Our revenues are derived primarily from contracts awarded on a project-by-project basis. Generally, it is difficult to predict whether and when we will be awarded a new contract due to lengthy and complex bidding and selection processes, changes in existing or forecasted market conditions, access to financing, governmental regulations, permitting and environmental matters. Because our revenues are derived from contract awards, our results of operations and cash flows can fluctuate materially from period to period.

The uncertainty associated with the timing of contract awards may reduce our short-term profitability as we balance our current capacity with expectations of future contract awards. If an expected contract award is delayed or not received, we could incur costs to maintain an idle workforce that may have a material adverse effect on our results of operations. Alternatively, we may decide that our long-term interests are best served by reducing our workforce and incurring increased costs associated with severance and termination benefits which also could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations for the period when incurred. Reducing our workforce could also impact our results of operations if we are unable to adequately staff projects that are awarded subsequent to a workforce reduction.

We face substantial competition in each of our business segments, which may have a material adverse effect on our business.

We face competition in all areas of our business from regional, national and international competitors. Our competitors range from small family owned businesses to well-established, well-financed entities, both privately and publicly held, including many major equipment manufacturers, large engineering and construction companies and specialty contractors. We compete primarily on the basis of price, customer satisfaction, safety performance and programs, quality of our products and services, and schedule. As a result of the continuing effects of the economic slowdown on capital and maintenance spending, we may continue to experience pressure on our operating margins.

Our backlog is subject to unexpected fluctuations, adjustments and cancellations and does not include the full value of our long-term maintenance contracts, and therefore, may not be a reliable indicator of our future earnings.

Backlog may not be a reliable indicator of our future performance. We cannot guarantee that the revenue projected in our backlog will be realized or profitable. Projects may remain in our backlog for an extended period of time. In addition, project cancellations or scope adjustments may occur from time to time with respect to contracts reflected in our backlog that could reduce the dollar amount of our backlog and the revenue and profits that we actually earn. Many of our contracts have termination rights, therefore, project adjustments may occur from time to time to contracts in our backlog.

The loss of one or more of our significant customers could adversely affect us.

One or more customers have in the past and may in the future contribute a material portion of our revenues in any one year. Because these significant customers generally contract with us for specific projects or for specific periods of time, we may lose these customers from year to year as the projects or maintenance contracts are completed. The loss of business from any one of these customers could have a material adverse effect on our business or results of operations.

The terms of our contracts could expose us to unforeseen costs and costs not within our control, which may not be recoverable and could adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition.

A significant amount of our work is performed under fixed price contracts. Under fixed-price contracts, we agree to perform the contract for a fixed-price and, as a result, can improve our expected profit by superior execution, productivity, workplace safety and other factors resulting in cost savings. However, we could incur cost overruns above the approved contract price, which may not be recoverable. Under certain incentive fixed-price contracts, we may agree to share with a customer a portion of any savings we are able to generate while the customer agrees to bear a portion of any increased costs we may incur up to a negotiated ceiling. To the extent costs exceed the negotiated ceiling price, we may be required to absorb some or all of the cost overruns.

Fixed-price contract prices are established based largely upon estimates and assumptions relating to project scope and specifications, personnel and productivity, material needs, and site conditions. These estimates and assumptions may prove inaccurate or conditions may change due to factors out of our control, resulting in cost overruns, which we may be required to absorb and which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. In addition, our profits from these contracts could decrease or we could experience losses if we incur difficulties in performing the contracts or are unable to secure fixed-pricing commitments from our manufacturers, suppliers and subcontractors at the time we enter into fixed-price contracts with our customers.

 

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Under cost-plus and time-and-material contracts, we perform our services in return for payment of our agreed upon reimbursable costs plus a profit. The profit component is typically expressed in the contract either as a percentage of the reimbursable costs we actually incur or is factored into the rates we charge for labor or for the cost of equipment and materials, if any, we are required to provide. Our profit could be negatively impacted if our actual costs exceed the estimated costs utilized to establish the billing rates included in the contracts.

Many of our fixed-price or cost-plus contracts require us to satisfy specified progress milestones or performance standards in order to receive a payment. Under these types of arrangements, we may incur significant costs for labor, equipment and supplies prior to receipt of payment. If the customer fails or refuses to pay us for any reason, there is no assurance we will be able to collect amounts due to us for costs previously incurred. In some cases, we may find it necessary to terminate subcontracts with suppliers engaged by us to assist in performing a contract and we may incur costs or penalties for canceling our commitments to them.

If we are unable to collect amounts owed to us under our contracts, we may be required to record a charge against previously recognized earnings related to the project, and our liquidity, financial condition and results of operations could be adversely affected.

We may incur significant costs in providing services in excess of original project scope without having an approved change order.

After commencement of a contract, we may perform, without the benefit of an approved change order from the customer, additional services requested by the customer that were not contemplated in our contract price for various reasons, including customer changes or incomplete or inaccurate engineering, project specifications and other similar information provided to us by the customer. Our construction contracts generally require the customer to compensate us for additional work or expenses incurred under these circumstances.

A failure to obtain adequate compensation for these matters could require us to record in the current period an adjustment to revenue and profit recognized in prior periods under the percentage-of-completion accounting method. Any such adjustments, if substantial, could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations and financial condition, particularly for the period in which such adjustments are made. We cannot assure you that we will be successful in obtaining, through negotiation, arbitration, litigation or otherwise, approved change orders in an amount adequate to compensate us for our additional work or expenses.

Our profitability could be negatively impacted if we are not able to maintain appropriate utilization of our workforce.

The extent to which we utilize our workforce affects our profitability. If we under utilize our workforce, our project gross margins and overall profitability suffer in the short-term. If we over utilize our workforce, we may negatively impact safety, employee satisfaction and project execution, which could result in a decline of future project awards. The utilization of our workforce is impacted by numerous factors including:

 

   

our estimate of the headcount requirements for various operating units based upon our forecast of the demand for our products and services;

 

   

our ability to maintain our talent base and manage attrition;

 

   

our ability to schedule our portfolio of projects to efficiently utilize our employees and minimize downtime between project assignments; and

 

   

our need to invest time and resources into functions such as training, business development, employee recruiting, and sales that are not chargeable to customer projects.

Our use of percentage-of-completion accounting for fixed-price contracts and our reporting of profits for cost-plus contracts prior to contract completion could result in a reduction or elimination of previously reported profits.

Our revenues are recognized using the percentage-of-completion method of accounting. Under percentage-of-completion accounting, contract revenues and earnings are recognized ratably over the contract term based on the proportion of actual costs incurred to total estimated contract costs. In addition, some contracts contain penalty provisions for failure to achieve certain milestones, schedules or performance standards. We review our estimates of contract revenues, costs and profitability on a monthly basis. As a result, we may adjust our estimates on one or more occasions as a result of changes in cost estimates, change orders to the original contract, or claims against the customer for increased costs incurred by us due to customer-induced delays and other factors.

 

       

 

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If estimates of costs to complete fixed price contracts indicate a loss, a provision is made through a contract write-down for the total loss anticipated in the period the loss is determined. Contract profit estimates are also adjusted, on a percentage of completion basis, in the fiscal period in which it is determined that an adjustment is required. No restatements are made to prior periods. Further, a number of our contracts contain various cost and performance incentives and penalties that impact the earnings we realize from our contracts, and adjustments related to these incentives and penalties are recorded on a percentage of completion basis in the period when estimable and probable.

As a result of the requirements of the percentage-of-completion method of accounting, the possibility exists that we could have estimated and reported a profit on a contract over several prior periods and later determine that all or a portion of such previously estimated and reported profits were overstated. If this occurs, the full aggregate amount of the overstatement will be reported for the period in which such determination is made.

We are exposed to credit risk from customers. If we experience delays and/or defaults in customer payments, we could suffer liquidity problems or we could be unable to recover amounts owed to us.

Under the terms of our contracts, at times we commit resources to customer projects prior to receiving payments from customers in amounts sufficient to cover expenditures on these projects as they are incurred. Delays in customer payments require an investment in working capital. If customers default in making payments on projects, it could have an adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

Actual results could differ from the estimates and assumptions that we use to prepare our financial statements.

To prepare financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles, management is required to make estimates and assumptions, as of the date of the financial statements, which affect the reported values of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses and disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities. Areas requiring significant estimation by our management include:

 

   

contract costs and application of percentage-of-completion accounting;

 

   

provisions for uncollectible receivables from customers for invoiced amounts;

 

   

the amount and collectability of unapproved change orders and claims against customers;

 

   

provisions for income taxes and related valuation allowances;

 

   

recoverability of goodwill and intangible assets;

 

   

valuation of assets acquired and liabilities assumed in connection with business combinations; and

 

   

accruals for estimated liabilities, including litigation and insurance reserves.

Our actual results could materially differ from these estimates.

An inability to attract and retain qualified personnel, and in particular, engineers, project managers and skilled craft workers, could impact our ability to perform on our contracts, which could harm our business and impair our future revenues and profitability.

Our ability to attract and retain qualified engineers, project managers, skilled craftsmen and other experienced professionals in accordance with our needs is an important factor in our ability to maintain profitability and grow our business. The market for these professionals is competitive, particularly during periods of economic growth when the supply is limited. We cannot provide any assurance that we will be successful in our efforts to retain or attract qualified personnel when needed. Therefore, when we anticipate or experience growing demand for our services, we may incur additional cost to maintain a professional staff in excess of our current contract needs in an effort to have sufficient qualified personnel available to address this anticipated demand. If we do incur additional compensation and benefit costs, our customer contracts may not allow us to pass through these costs.

Competent and experienced engineers, project managers, and craft workers are especially critical to the profitable performance of our contracts, particularly on our fixed-price contracts where superior design and execution of the project can result in profits greater than originally estimated or where inferior design and project execution can reduce or eliminate estimated profits or even result in a loss.

Our project managers are involved in most aspects of contracting and contract execution including:

 

   

supervising the bidding process, including providing estimates of significant cost components, such as material and equipment needs, and the size, productivity and composition of the workforce;

 

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negotiating contracts;

 

   

supervising project performance, including performance by our employees, subcontractors and other third-party suppliers and vendors;

 

   

estimating costs for completion of contracts that is used to estimate amounts that can be reported as revenues and earnings on the contract under the percentage-of-completion method of accounting;

 

   

negotiating requests for change orders and the final terms of approved change orders; and

 

   

determining and documenting claims by us for increased costs incurred due to the failure of customers, subcontractors and other third-party suppliers of equipment and materials to perform on a timely basis and in accordance with contract terms.

Work stoppages and other labor problems could adversely affect us.

Some of our employees are represented by labor unions. The Company has in excess of 50 collective bargaining agreements with various labor unions. The most significant agreements include the following:

 

Trade

   Local #    Location    Expires

Boilermaker

   28    Bayonne, N.J.    12/31/2011

Boilermaker

   13    Philadelphia, PA.    9/29/2012

Electrician

   351    Winslow, N.J.    10/04/2011

National Travel Lodge

   All    National    10/31/2013

Electrician

   102    Parsippany, N.J.    6/02/2014

Electrician

   164    Paramus, N.J.    5/31/2012

The Company is also working under a number of other agreements that cover a smaller number of employees. These agreements expire within the next five years. For those agreements with upcoming expiration dates, the Company is currently negotiating renewals and expects that the renewals will be successfully completed. To date, the Company has not experienced any significant work stoppages or other significant labor problems in connection with its collective bargaining agreements. A lengthy strike or other work stoppage on any of our projects could have a material adverse effect on our business and results of operations due to an inability to complete contracted projects in a timely manner. From time to time, we have also experienced attempts to unionize certain of our merit employees. While these efforts have only achieved limited success to date, we cannot provide any assurance that we will not experience additional and more successful union activity in the future.

We contribute to multi-employer plans that could result in liabilities to us if those plans are terminated or if we withdraw from those plans.

We contribute to several multi-employer pension plans for employees covered by collective bargaining agreements. These plans are not administered by us and contributions are determined in accordance with provisions of negotiated labor contracts. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended by the Multi-employer Pension Plan Amendments Act of 1980, imposes certain liabilities upon employers who are contributors to a multi-employer plan in the event of the employer’s withdrawal from, or upon termination of, such plan. We do not routinely review information on the net assets and actuarial present value of the multi-employer pension plans’ unfunded vested benefits allocable to us, if any, and we are not presently aware of the amounts, if any, for which we may be contingently liable if we were to withdraw from any of these plans. In addition, if the funding of any of these multi-employer plans becomes in “critical status” under the Pension Protection Act of 2006, we could be required to make significant additional contributions to those plans.

Future events, including those associated with our growth strategy, could negatively affect our liquidity position.

We can provide no assurance that we will have sufficient cash from operations or the credit capacity to meet all of our future cash needs should we encounter significant working capital requirements or incur significant acquisition costs. Insufficient cash from operations, significant working capital requirements, and contract disputes have in the past, and could in the future, reduce availability under our credit facility.

There are integration and consolidation risks associated with our acquisition strategy. Future acquisitions may result in significant transaction expenses, unexpected liabilities and risks associated with entering new markets, and we may be unable to profitably operate these businesses.

An aspect of our business strategy is to make strategic acquisitions in markets where we currently operate as well as in markets in which we have not previously operated.

 

       

 

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We may lack sufficient management, financial and other resources to successfully integrate future acquisitions. Any future acquisitions may result in significant transaction expenses, unexpected liabilities and risks associated with entering new markets in addition to the integration and consolidation risks.

If we make any future acquisitions, we likely will have exposure to third parties for liabilities of the acquired business or assets that may or may not be adequately covered by insurance or by indemnification, if any, from the former owners of the acquired business or assets. Any of these unexpected liabilities could have a material adverse effect on our business.

We are involved, and are likely to continue to be involved in legal proceedings, which will increase our costs and, if adversely determined, could have a material effect on our financial condition and results of operations.

We are currently a defendant in legal proceedings arising from the operation of our business and it is reasonable to expect that we would be named in future actions. Many of the actions against us arise out of the normal course of performing services on project sites, and include claims for workers’ compensation, personal injury and property damage. From time to time, we are also named as a defendant for actions involving the violation of federal and state labor laws related to employment practices and wages and benefits and in contract disputes with customers. We also are, and are likely to continue to be, a plaintiff in legal proceedings against customers seeking to recover payment of contractual amounts due to us as well as claims for increased costs incurred by us resulting from, among other things, services performed by us at the request of a customer that are in excess of original project scope that are later disputed by the customer and customer-caused delays in our contract performance.

We maintain insurance against operating hazards in amounts that we believe are customary in our industry. However, our insurance has deductibles and coverage exclusions so we cannot provide assurance that we are adequately insured against all types of risks that are associated with the conduct of our business. A successful claim brought against us in excess of, or outside of, our insurance coverage could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations.

Litigation, regardless of its outcome, is expensive, typically diverts the efforts of our management away from operations for varying periods of time, and can disrupt or otherwise adversely impact our relationships with current or potential customers and suppliers. Payment and claim disputes with customers may also cause us to incur increased interest costs resulting from incurring indebtedness under our revolving line of credit or receiving less interest income resulting from fewer funds invested due to the failure to receive payment for disputed claims and accounts.

Our projects expose us to potential professional liability, product liability, warranty and other claims, which could be expensive, damage our reputation and harm our business. We may not be able to obtain or maintain adequate insurance to cover these claims.

We perform construction and maintenance services at large industrial facilities where accidents or system failures can be disastrous and costly. Any catastrophic occurrence in excess of our insurance limits at locations engineered or constructed by us or where our products are installed or services performed could result in significant professional liability, product liability, warranty and other claims against us by our customers, including claims for cost overruns and the failure of the project to meet contractually specified milestones or performance standards. Further, the rendering of our services on these projects could expose us to risks and claims by third parties and governmental agencies for personal injuries, property damage and environmental matters, among others. Any claim, regardless of its merit or eventual outcome, could result in substantial costs, divert management’s attention and create negative publicity, particularly for claims relating to environmental matters where the amount of the claim could be extremely large. We may not be able to or may choose not to obtain or maintain insurance coverage for the types of claims described above. If we are unable to obtain insurance at an acceptable cost or otherwise protect against the claims described above, we will be exposed to significant liabilities, which may materially and adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations.

Employee, subcontractor or partner misconduct or our overall failure to comply with laws or regulations could harm our reputation, damage our relationships with customers, reduce our revenues and profits, and subject us to criminal and civil enforcement actions.

Misconduct, fraud, non-compliance with applicable laws and regulations, or other improper activities by one of our employees, subcontractors or partners could have a significant negative impact on our business and reputation. Such misconduct could include the failure to comply with safety standards, laws and regulations, customer requirements, regulations pertaining to the internal controls over financial reporting, environmental laws and any other applicable laws or regulations. The precautions we take to prevent and detect these activities may not be effective, since our internal controls are subject to inherent limitations, including human error, the possibility that controls could be circumvented or become inadequate because of changed conditions, and fraud.

 

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Our failure to comply with applicable laws or regulations or acts of misconduct could subject us to fines and penalties, harm our reputation, damage our relationships with customers, reduce our revenues and profits and subject us to criminal and civil enforcement actions.

We rely on internally and externally developed software applications and systems to support critical functions including project management, estimating, human resources, accounting, and financial reporting. Any sudden loss, disruption or unexpected costs to maintain these systems could significantly increase our operational expense as well as disrupt the management of our business operations.

We rely on various software systems to operate our critical operating and administrative functions. We depend on our software vendors to provide long-term software maintenance support for our information systems. Software vendors may decide to discontinue further development, integration or long-term software maintenance support for our information systems, in which case we may need to abandon one or more of our current information systems and migrate some or all of our project management, human resources, estimating, accounting and financial information to other systems, thus increasing our operational expense as well as disrupting the management of our business operations.

Our business may be affected by difficult work sites and environments, which may adversely affect our overall business.

We perform our work under a variety of conditions, including, but not limited to, difficult terrain, difficult site conditions and busy urban centers where delivery of materials and availability of labor may be impacted. Performing work under these conditions can slow our progress, potentially causing us to incur contractual liability to our customers. These difficult conditions may also cause us to incur additional, unanticipated costs that we might not be able to pass on to our customers.

We are susceptible to adverse weather conditions, which may harm our business and financial results.

Our business may be adversely affected by severe weather in areas where we have significant operations. Repercussions of severe weather conditions may include:

 

   

curtailment of services;

 

   

suspension of operations;

 

   

inability to meet performance schedules in accordance with contracts;

 

   

weather related damage to our facilities;

 

   

disruption of information systems;

 

   

inability to receive machinery, equipment and materials at jobsites; and

 

   

loss of productivity.

Environmental factors and changes in laws and regulations could increase our costs and liabilities.

Our operations are subject to environmental laws and regulations, including those concerning emissions into the air; discharges into waterways; generation, storage, handling, treatment and disposal of hazardous material and wastes; and health and safety.

Our projects often involve highly regulated materials, including hazardous wastes. Environmental laws and regulations generally impose limitations and standards for regulated materials and require us to obtain permits and comply with various other requirements. The improper characterization, handling, or disposal of regulated materials or any other failure by us to comply with federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations or associated environmental permits could subject us to the assessment of administrative, civil and criminal penalties, the imposition of investigatory or remedial obligations, or the issuance of injunctions that could restrict or prevent our ability to operate our business and complete contracted projects.

In addition, under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (“CERCLA”), and comparable state laws, we may be required to investigate and remediate regulated materials. CERCLA and the comparable state laws typically impose liability without regard to whether a company knew of or caused the release, and liability for the entire cost of clean-up can be imposed upon any responsible party.

 

       

 

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We are subject to numerous other laws and regulations including those related to the business registrations and licenses, environment, workplace, employment, health and safety. These laws and regulations are complex, change frequently and could become more stringent in the future. It is impossible to predict the effect on us of any future changes to these laws and regulations. We can provide no absolute assurance that our operations will continue to comply with future laws and regulations or that the costs to comply with these laws and regulations and/or a failure to comply with these laws will not significantly adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.

Earnings for future periods may be affected by impairment charges.

Because we have grown in part through acquisitions, goodwill and other acquired intangible assets represent a substantial portion of our assets. We perform annual goodwill and intangible asset impairment reviews in the fourth quarter of every fiscal year. In addition, we perform an impairment review whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying value of goodwill or an intangible or fixed asset may not be recoverable. At some future date, we may determine that significant impairment has occurred, which could require us to write off an additional portion of our assets and could adversely affect our financial condition or results of operations.

Earnings for future periods may be negatively impacted by foreign currency exchange rates.

We are exposed to financial risk as a result of changes in foreign currency exchange rates. The exposure relates to receivables, payables, and intercompany loans utilized to finance foreign subsidiaries in Canada. Future growth in foreign operations in Canada and other countries may expose the Company to additional risk. While we seek to minimize this risk through our contracting strategies and cash management, we may, depending on the magnitude of the risk, elect to utilize currency hedging. To the extent these risk mitigation strategies are ineffective, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates could negatively impact our operating results and financial condition.

International operations are subject to a number of risks that could negatively affect future operating results or subject us to criminal and civil enforcement actions.

We are seeking to expand our business to the Caribbean and certain Latin American countries. International business is subject to a variety of risks, including:

 

   

lack of developed legal systems to enforce contractual rights;

 

   

greater risk of uncontrollable accounts and longer collection cycles;

 

   

foreign currency exchange volatility;

 

   

uncertain and changing tax rules, regulations and rates;

 

   

logistical and communication challenges;

 

   

potentially adverse changes in laws and regulatory practices;

 

   

general economic, political and financial conditions in foreign markets; and

 

   

exposure to civil or criminal liability under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, trade and export control regulations as well as other international regulations.

International risks and violations of international regulations may negatively affect future operating results or subject us to criminal or civil enforcement actions. Although we have policies and procedures to monitor legal and regulatory compliance, our employees, subcontractors and agents could take actions that violate these requirements. As a result, our international risk exposure may be more or less than the percentage of revenues attributed to our international operations.

Our credit facility imposes restrictions that may limit business alternatives.

Our senior revolving credit facility contains covenants that restrict or limit our ability to incur additional debt, acquire or dispose of assets, repurchase equity, or make certain distributions, including dividends. In addition, our credit facility requires that we comply with a number of financial covenants. These covenants and restrictions may impact our ability to effectively execute operating and strategic plans and our operating performance may not be sufficient to comply with the required covenants.

Our failure to comply with one or more of the covenants in our credit facility could result in an event of default. We can provide no assurance that a default could be remedied, or that our creditors would grant a waiver or amend the terms of the credit facility. If an event of default occurs, our lenders could elect to declare all amounts outstanding under the facility to be

 

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immediately due and payable, terminate all commitments, refuse to extend further credit, and require us to provide cash to collateralize any outstanding letters of credit. If an event of default occurs and the lenders under the credit facility accelerate the maturity of any loans or other debt outstanding, we may not have sufficient liquidity to repay amounts outstanding under the existing agreement.

We may need to raise additional capital in the future for working capital, capital expenditures and/or acquisitions, and we may not be able to do so on favorable terms or at all, which would impair our ability to operate our business or achieve our growth objectives.

To the extent that cash flow from operations, together with available borrowings under our credit facility, are insufficient to make future investments, make acquisitions or provide needed additional working capital, we may require additional financing from other sources. Our ability to obtain such additional financing in the future will depend in part upon prevailing capital market conditions, as well as conditions in our business and our operating results; and those factors may affect our efforts to arrange additional financing on terms that are satisfactory to us. If adequate funds are not available, or are not available on acceptable terms, we may not be able to make future investments, take advantage of acquisitions or other opportunities, or respond to competitive challenges.

Risk Factors Related to Our Common Stock

Our common stock, which is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, has from time-to-time experienced significant price and volume fluctuations. These fluctuations are likely to continue in the future, and our stockholders may not be able to resell their shares of common stock at or above the purchase price paid.

The market price of our common stock may change significantly in response to various factors and events beyond our control, including the following:

 

   

the risk factors described in this Item 1A;

 

   

the significant concentration of ownership of our common stock in the hands of a small number of institutional investors;

 

   

a shortfall in operating revenue or net income from that expected by securities analysts and investors;

 

   

changes in securities analysts’ estimates of our financial performance or the financial performance of our competitors or companies in our industry;

 

   

general conditions in our customers’ industries; and

 

   

general conditions in the security markets.

Some companies that have volatile market prices for their securities have been subject to security class action suits filed against them. If a suit were to be filed against us, regardless of the outcome, it could result in substantial costs and a diversion of our management’s attention and resources. This could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.

Future sales of our common stock may depress our stock price.

Sales of a substantial number of shares of our common stock in the public market or otherwise, either by us, a member of management or a major stockholder, or the perception that these sales could occur, could depress the market price of our common stock and impair our ability to raise capital through the sale of additional equity securities.

We may issue additional equity securities, which would lead to dilution of our issued and outstanding stock.

The issuance of additional common stock or securities convertible into our common stock would result in dilution of the ownership interest in us held by existing stockholders. We are authorized to issue, without stockholder approval 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share, in one or more series, which may give other stockholders dividend, conversion, voting, and liquidation rights, among other rights, which may be superior to the rights of holders of our common stock. In addition, we are authorized to issue, without stockholder approval, a significant number of additional shares of our common stock and securities convertible into either common stock or preferred stock.

 

Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments

None

 

       

 

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Item 2. Properties

The principal properties of Matrix Service at June 30, 2011 were as follows:

 

Location

  

Description of Facility

  

Segment

  

Interest

Tulsa, Oklahoma    Corporate headquarters    Corporate    Leased
Alton, Illinois    Regional office and warehouse    Repair & Maintenance    Leased
Bellingham, Washington    Regional office and warehouse    Construction and Repair & Maintenance    Owned
Catoosa, Oklahoma    Fabrication facility, regional office and warehouse    Construction and Repair & Maintenance    Owned (1)
Cranbury, New Jersey    Sales office    Construction and Repair & Maintenance    Leased
Deer Park, Texas    Recruiting center    Construction and Repair & Maintenance    Leased
Eddystone, Pennsylvania    Regional office    Construction and Repair & Maintenance    Leased
Eddystone, Pennsylvania    Fabrication facility and warehouse    Construction and Repair & Maintenance    Leased
Houston, Texas    Regional office and warehouse    Construction and Repair & Maintenance    Owned
Houston, Texas    Regional office    Construction and Repair & Maintenance    Leased
Orange, California    Fabrication facility, regional office and warehouse    Construction and Repair & Maintenance    Owned
Kansas City, Missouri    Regional office and warehouse    Repair & Maintenance    Leased
Mahwah, New Jersey    Regional office    Construction    Leased
Newark, Delaware    Warehouse    Construction and Repair & Maintenance    Leased
Norwich, Connecticut    Sales office    Construction and Repair & Maintenance    Leased
Rahway, New Jersey    Regional office and warehouse    Construction and Repair & Maintenance    Leased
Sewickley, Pennsylvania    Regional office    Construction and Repair & Maintenance    Leased
Suisun City, California    Regional office and warehouse    Repair & Maintenance    Leased
Temperance, Michigan    Regional office and warehouse    Construction and Repair & Maintenance    Owned
Calgary, Alberta, Canada    Sales office    Construction and Repair & Maintenance    Leased
Leduc, Alberta, Canada    Regional office and warehouse    Construction and Repair & Maintenance    Leased
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada    Regional office    Repair & Maintenance    Leased
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada    Regional office and warehouse    Repair & Maintenance    Owned

 

(1) Facilities were constructed by the Company in 2002 and 2003 on land acquired through the execution of a 15-year ground lease with renewal provisions for five additional terms of five years each.

In addition to the locations listed above, Matrix Service has temporary office facilities at numerous customer locations throughout the United States and Canada.

 

Item 3. Legal Proceedings

We are a party to a number of legal proceedings. We believe that the nature and number of these proceedings are typical for a company of our size engaged in our type of business and that none of these proceedings will result in a material effect on our business, results of operations or financial condition.

 

Item 4. Reserved

None

 

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Part II

 

Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

Price Range of Common Stock

Our common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (“NASDAQ”) under the trading symbol “MTRX”. The following table sets forth the high and low sale prices for our common stock as reported by NASDAQ for the periods indicated:

 

     Fiscal 2011      Fiscal 2010  
     High      Low      High      Low  

First quarter

   $ 10.00       $ 8.45       $ 11.74       $ 9.59   

Second quarter

     12.49         8.61         10.68         8.56   

Third quarter

     14.42         10.81         12.20         9.43   

Fourth quarter

     14.48         11.52         12.38         8.58   

As of August 31, 2011, there were 32 holders of record of our common stock. We believe that the number of beneficial owners of our common stock is substantially greater than the number of holders of record.

Dividend Policy

We have never paid cash dividends on our common stock, and the terms of our credit agreement limit the amount of cash dividends we can pay. We currently intend to retain earnings to finance the growth of our business. Any future dividend payments will depend on our financial condition, capital requirements and earnings as well as other factors the Board of Directors may deem relevant.

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

The table below sets forth the information with respect to purchases made by the Company of its common stock during the fourth quarter of the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

 

     Total Number
of Shares
Purchased
     Average Price
Paid

Per Share
     Total Number of
Shares Purchased
as Part of Publicly
Announced  Plans
or Programs
     Maximum Number of
Shares That May Yet
Be Purchased
Under the Plans

or Programs
 

April 1 to April 30, 2011

           

Share Repurchase Program (A)

     —           —           —           3,000,000   

Employee Transactions (B)

     —           —           —        

May 1 to May 31, 2011

           

Share Repurchase Program (A)

     —           —           —           3,000,000   

Employee Transactions (B)

     1,656       $ 12.47         —        

June 1 to June 30, 2011

           

Share Repurchase Program (A)

     —           —           —           3,000,000   

Employee Transactions (B)

     449       $ 13.09         —        

 

(A) On February 4, 2009 our Board of Directors authorized a stock buyback program that allows the Company to purchase up to 3,000,000 shares of common stock provided that such purchases do not exceed $25.0 million in any calendar year commencing in calendar year 2009 and continuing through calendar year 2012.
(B) Represents shares withheld to satisfy the employee’s tax withholding obligation that is incurred upon the vesting of deferred shares granted under the Company’s stock incentive plans.

 

       

 

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Item 6. Selected Financial Data

Selected Financial Data

(In thousands, except percentages and per share data)

 

     Twelve Months Ended     One Month
Ended
 
     June 30,
2011
    June 30,
2010
    May 31,
2009
    May 31,
2008
    May 31,
2007
    June 30,
2009 (1)
 

Revenues

   $ 627,052      $ 550,814      $ 689,720      $ 731,301      $ 639,846      $ 45,825   

Gross profit

     74,914        52,922        94,323        75,117        65,886        5,149   

Gross profit %

     11.9     9.6     13.7     10.3     10.3     11.2

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     44,014        45,169        47,006        40,566        32,836        3,570   

Operating income

     30,900        7,753        47,317        34,551        33,050        1,579   

Net income

     18,982        4,876        30,589        21,414        19,171        994   

Earnings per share-diluted

     0.71        0.18        1.16        0.80        0.74        0.04   

Working capital

     115,412        95,740        82,460        60,826        51,306        82,948   

Total assets

     306,436        284,808        303,451        274,593        242,909        299,961   

Long-term debt

     38        259        850        1,000        836        777   

Capital expenditures

     10,416        5,302        9,983        18,302        13,120        348   

Cash flows provided by operations

     22,749        4,399        38,624        45,596        11,358        18,906   

Backlog

     405,118        353,216        401,073        467,308        356,403        392,097   

 

(1) On July 30, 2009 the Company’s Board of Directors approved a change in the Company’s fiscal year end from May 31 to June 30, beginning July 1, 2009. As a result of the change, the Company had a transition period for the one month ended June 30, 2009.

 

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Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Management’s discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations is based on our consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). GAAP represents a comprehensive set of accounting and disclosure rules and requirements, the application of which requires management judgments and estimates including, in certain circumstances, choices between acceptable GAAP alternatives. The preparation of these consolidated financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities, if any, at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. We base our estimates on historical experience and various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results could differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. Note 1 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, contains a comprehensive summary of our significant accounting policies. The following is a discussion of our most critical accounting policies, estimates, judgments and uncertainties that are inherent in our application of GAAP.

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING ESTIMATES

Revenue Recognition

Matrix Service records profits on fixed-price contracts on a percentage-of-completion basis, primarily based on costs incurred to date compared to the total estimated contract cost. Matrix Service records revenue on reimbursable and time and material contracts on a proportional performance basis as costs are incurred. Contracts in process are valued at cost plus accrued profits less billings on uncompleted contracts. Contracts are generally considered substantially complete when field construction is completed. The elapsed time from award of a contract to completion of performance may be in excess of one year. Matrix Service includes pass-through revenue and costs on cost-plus contracts, which are customer-reimbursable materials, equipment and subcontractor costs, when Matrix Service determines that it is responsible for the procurement and management of such cost components.

Matrix Service has numerous contracts that are in various stages of completion which require estimates to determine the appropriate cost and revenue recognition. Matrix Service has a history of making reasonably dependable estimates of the extent of progress towards completion, contract revenues and contract costs, and accordingly, does not believe significant fluctuations are likely to materialize. However, current estimates may be revised as additional information becomes available. If estimates of costs to complete fixed-price contracts indicate a loss, a provision is made through a contract write-down for the total loss anticipated. A number of our contracts contain various cost and performance incentives and penalties that impact the earnings we realize from our contracts. Adjustments related to these incentives and penalties are recorded in the period on a percentage of completion basis when estimable and probable.

Indirect costs, such as salaries and benefits, supplies and tools, equipment costs and insurance costs, are charged to projects based upon direct labor hours and overhead allocation rates per direct labor hour. Warranty costs are normally incurred prior to project completion and are charged to project costs as they are incurred. Warranty costs incurred subsequent to project completion were not material for the periods presented. Overhead allocation rates are established annually during the budgeting process and evaluated for accuracy throughout the year based upon actual direct labor hours and actual costs incurred.

Claims Recognition

Claims are amounts in excess of the agreed contract price that we seek to collect from customers or others for delays, errors in specifications and designs, contract terminations, change orders in dispute or unapproved as to both scope and price or other causes of anticipated additional costs incurred by us. Recognition of amounts as additional contract revenue related to claims is appropriate only if it is probable that the claims will result in additional contract revenue and if the amount can be reliably estimated. If all of the following requirements are met, revenue from a claim is recorded only to the extent that we have incurred costs relating to the claim. We must determine if:

 

   

there is a legal basis for the claim;

 

   

the additional costs were caused by circumstances that were unforeseen by the Company and are not the result of deficiencies in our performance;

 

   

the costs are identifiable or determinable and are reasonable in view of the work performed; and

 

   

the evidence supporting the claim is objective and verifiable.

 

       

 

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As of June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010, costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts included revenues for unapproved change orders of $5.1 million and $3.0 million, respectively. There were no claims included in costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts as of June 30, 2011 or June 30, 2010. Historically, our collections for unapproved change orders and other claims have approximated the amount of revenue recognized.

Loss Contingencies

Various legal actions, claims, and other contingencies arise in the normal course of our business. Contingencies are recorded in the consolidated financial statements, or are otherwise disclosed, in accordance with ASC 450-20, “Loss Contingencies”. Specific reserves are provided for loss contingencies to the extent we conclude that a loss is both probable and estimable. We use a case-by-case evaluation of the underlying data and update our evaluation as further information becomes known. We believe that any amounts exceeding our recorded accruals should not materially affect our financial position, results of operations or liquidity. However, the results of litigation are inherently unpredictable and the possibility exists that the ultimate resolution of one or more of these matters could result in a material effect on our financial position, results of operations or liquidity.

Legal costs are expensed as incurred.

Insurance Reserves

We maintain insurance coverage for various aspects of our operations. However, we retain exposure to potential losses through the use of deductibles, coverage limits and self-insured retentions. As of June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010, insurance reserves totaling $7.5 million and $8.3 million, respectively, are included on our balance sheet. These amounts represent our best estimate of our ultimate obligations for asserted claims, insurance premium obligations, and claims incurred but not yet reported at the balance sheet dates. We establish reserves for claims using a combination of actuarially determined estimates and management judgment on a case-by-case basis and update our evaluations as further information becomes known. Judgments and assumptions, including the assumed losses for claims incurred but not reported, are inherent in our reserve accruals; as a result, changes in assumptions or claims experience could result in changes to these estimates in the future. If actual results of claim settlements are different than the amounts estimated we may be exposed to gains or losses that could be significant. A hypothetical ten percent unfavorable change in our claim reserves at June 30, 2011 would have reduced fiscal 2011 pretax income by $0.6 million.

Goodwill

Goodwill represents the excess of the purchase price of acquisitions over the acquisition date fair value of the net identifiable tangible and intangible assets acquired. In accordance with current accounting guidance, goodwill is not amortized and is tested at least annually for impairment at the reporting unit level.

We perform our annual analysis during the fourth quarter of each fiscal year and in any other period in which indicators of impairment warrant additional analysis. Goodwill is evaluated for impairment by first comparing management’s estimate of the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying value, including goodwill. If the carrying value of a reporting unit exceeds its fair value, a computation of the implied fair value of goodwill is compared with its related carrying value. If the carrying value of the reporting unit goodwill exceeds the implied fair value of that goodwill, an impairment loss is recognized in the amount of the excess.

Management utilizes a discounted cash flow analysis to determine the estimated fair value of our reporting units. Significant judgments and assumptions including the discount rate, anticipated revenue growth rate and gross margins, estimated operating and interest expense, and capital expenditures are inherent in these fair value estimates, which are based on our operating and capital budgets as well as strategic plans. As a result, actual results may differ from the estimates utilized in our discounted cash flow analysis. The use of alternate judgments and/or assumptions could result in a fair value that differs from our estimate and could result in the recognition of an impairment charge in the financial statements. As a result of these uncertainties, we utilize multiple scenarios and assign probabilities to each of the scenarios in the discounted cash flow analysis.

Although we do not anticipate a future impairment charge, certain events could occur that would adversely affect the reported value of goodwill. Such events could include, but are not limited to, a change in economic or competitive conditions, a significant change in the project plans of our customers, the economic condition of the customers and industries

 

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we serve, and a material negative change in the relationships with one or more of our significant customers. If our judgments and assumptions change as a result of the occurrence of any of these events or other events that we do not currently anticipate, our expectations as to future results and our estimate of the implied value of one or more of our reporting units also may change.

We performed our annual impairment test in the fourth quarter to determine whether an impairment existed and to determine the amount of headroom at May 31, 2011. We define headroom as the percentage difference between the fair value of a reporting unit and its carrying value. The amount of headroom varies by reporting unit. Approximately 55% of our goodwill balance is attributable to one reporting unit. This unit had headroom of 26% at May 31, 2011. We have two additional reporting units with goodwill representing 15% and 14% of the total goodwill balance with headroom of 94% and 82%, respectively.

Our significant assumptions, including revenue growth rates, gross margins, operating and interest expense and other factors, have been reasonably accurate in recent years, but may change in light of changes in the economic environment in which we operate. Assuming that all other components of our fair value estimate remain unchanged, a change in the following assumptions would have the following effect on headroom:

 

   

if the growth rate of estimated revenue decreases by one percentage point, the headroom of the reporting units referenced above would be reduced from 26%, 94% and 82% to 24%, 91% and 77%, respectively;

 

   

if our estimate of gross margins decreases one percentage point, the headroom of the reporting units referenced above would be reduced from 26%, 94% and 82% to 10%, 68% and 68%, respectively; and

 

   

if the applicable discount rate increases one percentage point the headroom of the reporting units referenced above would be reduced from 26%, 94% and 82% to 17%, 78% and 68%, respectively.

Recently Issued Accounting Standards

There are no recently issued accounting standards that we believe will have a material affect on our financial statements, results of operations or liquidity.

Results of Operations

Overview

The Company has two reportable segments, Construction Services and Repair and Maintenance Services. The majority of the work for both segments is performed in the United States, with 4.8% of revenues generated in Canada during fiscal 2011 as compared to 5.8% in fiscal 2010.

The primary services of our Construction Services segment are aboveground storage tanks for the bulk storage/terminal industry, capital construction for the downstream petroleum industry, specialty construction, and electrical/instrumentation services for various industries. These services, including civil/structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation, millwrighting, and fabrication, are provided for projects of varying complexities, schedule durations, and budgets. Our project experience includes renovations, retrofits, modifications and expansions to existing facilities as well as construction of new facilities.

The primary services of our Repair and Maintenance Services segment are aboveground storage tank repair and maintenance services, planned major and routine maintenance for the downstream petroleum industry, specialty repair and maintenance services and electrical and instrumentation repair and maintenance.

Significant fluctuations in revenues, gross profits and operating results are discussed below on a consolidated basis and for each segment.

Change in Fiscal Year

On July 30, 2009, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a change in the Company’s fiscal year end from May 31 to June 30, beginning July 1, 2009. As a result of the change, the Company had a transition period for the one month ended June 30, 2009 (“June Transition Period”).

The Company’s results of operations for the 12 months ended June 30, 2011 (“fiscal 2011”), the 12 months ended June 30, 2010 (“fiscal 2010”), the 12 months ended May 31, 2009 (“fiscal 2009”), and the June Transition Period are discussed below.

 

       

 

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Matrix Service Company

Results of Operations

(In thousands)

 

     Construction
Services
    Repair and
Maintenance
Services
    Total  

Fiscal Year 2011

      

Consolidated revenues

   $ 364,498      $ 262,554      $ 627,052   

Gross profit

     49,484        25,430        74,914   

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     26,125        17,889        44,014   

Operating income

     23,359        7,541        30,900   

Net income

     14,519        4,463        18,982   

Fiscal Year 2010

      

Consolidated revenues

   $ 321,254      $ 229,560      $ 550,814   

Gross profit

     34,374        18,548        52,922   

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     28,417        16,752        45,169   

Operating income

     5,957        1,796        7,753   

Net income

     3,673        1,203        4,876   

Fiscal Year 2009

      

Consolidated revenues

   $ 395,240      $ 294,480      $ 689,720   

Gross profit

     50,959        43,364        94,323   

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     28,848        18,158        47,006   

Operating income

     22,111        25,206        47,317   

Net income

     14,207        16,382        30,589   

June Transition Period

      

Consolidated revenues

   $ 28,531      $ 17,294      $ 45,825   

Gross profit

     3,251        1,898        5,149   

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     2,110        1,460        3,570   

Operating income

     1,141        438        1,579   

Net income

     720        274        994   

Variances Fiscal Year 2011 to Fiscal Year 2010

      

Consolidated revenues

   $ 43,244      $ 32,994      $ 76,238   

Gross profit

     15,110        6,882        21,992   

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     2,292        (1,137     1,155   

Operating income

     17,402        5,745        23,147   

Net income

     10,846        3,260        14,106   

Variances Fiscal Year 2010 to Fiscal Year 2009

      

Consolidated revenues

   $ (73,986   $ (64,920   $ (138,906

Gross profit

     (16,585     (24,816     (41,401

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     431        1,406        1,837   

Operating income

     (16,154     (23,410     (39,564

Net income

     (10,534     (15,179     (25,713

 

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The Company’s results were affected by the following items:

Non-routine Charges

The California Pay Practices class action lawsuits – We recorded a pretax charge of $5.1 million in fiscal 2010 related to this matter. The charge was recorded as an increase to cost of revenues with $2.3 million allocated to the Construction Services Segment and $2.8 million charged to the Repair and Maintenance Services Segment. The charge is more fully in Note 8—Contingencies of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this report. This charge is referred to as the “charge on a legal matter” throughout our discussion of financial results in this Item 7.

Claims receivable write-down – We recorded pretax charges totaling $2.9 million in fiscal 2010 caused by a write-down of the value of claim receivables acquired in the February 2009 acquisition of S.M. Electric Company, Inc. (“SME”). Of the charge, $2.5 million was the result of the recorded value of a claim exceeding the arbitration award. The remaining $0.4 million charge related to a separate claim receivable and was recorded in conjunction with our on-going assessment of the recoverability of the recorded value of the claim receivables. These charges are collectively referred to as the “claims receivable write-off” in our discussion of financial results in this Item 7 and were recorded as an increase to selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses. This charge is more fully discussed in Note 3—Acquisitions of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this report.

Claims receivable collection costs – Costs incurred to collect the claims acquired in the SME acquisition were higher than estimated and resulted in a pretax charge of $1.9 million in fiscal 2010 and $0.3 million in fiscal 2011. These charges are referred to as the “claims receivable excess collection costs” in our discussion of financial results in this Item 7 and were recorded as an increase to SG&A expense. These charges are more fully discussed in Note 3—Acquisitions of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Part II, Item 8 of this report.

Significant Loss on Projects

At June 30, 2010 estimated costs on a series of projects at a large complex in the Gulf Coast were well in excess of previous estimates resulting in a pretax charge of $5.4 million in fiscal 2010. The increased costs were primarily due to difficult working conditions at the site and poorly defined scopes of work which led to inefficiencies, rework and cost overruns. This charge was recorded as a reduction in gross profit in the Construction Services Segment. The charge is referred to as the loss on the “projects at a Gulf Coast site” throughout our discussion of financial results in this Item 7.

Fiscal 2011 Versus Fiscal 2010

Consolidated

Consolidated revenues were $627.1 million in fiscal 2011, an increase of $76.3 million, or 13.9%, from consolidated revenues of $550.8 million in fiscal 2010. The increase in consolidated revenues was a result of an increase of $43.3 million in Construction Services revenues and an increase of $33.0 million in Repair and Maintenance Services revenues.

Consolidated gross profit increased from $52.9 million in fiscal 2010 to $74.9 million in fiscal 2011. The increase of $22.0 million was largely due to the effect of higher revenues combined with an increase in gross margins from 9.6% in fiscal 2010 to 11.9% in fiscal 2011. The gross margin improvement was due to higher margins in both the Construction Services and Repair and Maintenance Services segments where the gross margins increased to 13.6% and 9.7% in fiscal 2011 from 10.7% and 8.1% in fiscal 2010, respectively.

Consolidated SG&A expenses were $44.0 million in fiscal 2011 compared to $45.2 million in fiscal 2010. The net decrease of $1.2 million was primarily due to non-routine charges incurred in fiscal 2010 including the claims receivable write-off of $2.9 million and higher claims receivable excess collection costs in fiscal 2010, offset by higher legal and facility costs as well as higher incentive costs in fiscal 2011 resulting from better operating performance. SG&A expense as a percentage of revenue decreased to 7.0% in fiscal 2011 compared to 8.2% in fiscal 2010.

Net interest expense was $0.7 million in fiscal 2011 and $0.6 million in fiscal 2010. The increase in net interest expense in fiscal 2011 was due to an increase of amortization of debt issuance costs caused by amendment fees paid in fiscal 2011.

Other income in fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010 was $0.4 million and $0.3 million, respectively, and related primarily to foreign currency transaction gains.

The effective tax rates for fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010 were 38.0% and 34.2%, respectively. The fiscal 2010 effective tax rate was lower than the statutory rate due to state tax credits and a federal tax deduction for qualifying domestic construction activities.

 

       

 

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Construction Services

Revenues for the Construction Services segment were $364.5 million in fiscal 2011, compared with $321.2 million in fiscal 2010. The increase was due to higher Aboveground Storage Tank and Electrical and Instrumentation revenues, which increased to $183.1 million and $84.7 million in fiscal 2011 compared to $135.9 million and $72.0 million in fiscal 2010, respectively. These increases in revenues were partially offset by lower Downstream Petroleum revenues, which were $70.5 million in fiscal 2011 compared to fiscal 2010 revenues of $87.0. Specialty revenues were $26.2 million in fiscal 2011 compared to $26.3 million in fiscal 2010.

Gross profit increased from $34.4 million in fiscal 2010 to $49.5 million in fiscal 2011 due to higher revenues, which increased $43.3 million, combined with higher gross margins which increased to 13.6% in fiscal 2011 compared to 10.8% in fiscal 2010. Fiscal 2010 direct gross margins were negatively affected by a loss of $5.4 million on the projects at a Gulf Coast site. Despite this charge, the direct gross margin was essentially unchanged between fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010 as we were able to achieve higher direct margins on the balance of our work in fiscal 2010. The primary factor in our improved gross margin was the favorable effect of the improved recovery of overhead costs in fiscal 2011 caused by a higher business volume in fiscal 2011 and a non-routine charge on a legal matter of $2.3 million in fiscal 2010.

Repair and Maintenance Services

Revenues for the Repair and Maintenance Services segment were $262.6 million in fiscal 2011, compared with $229.6 million in fiscal 2010. The increase was primarily due to higher Electrical and Instrumentation revenues which increased to $66.2 million in fiscal 2011 compared to $23.5 million in fiscal 2010. The Electrical and Instrumentation increase was primarily due to higher maintenance work from utilities in the Northeastern United States. Downstream Petroleum revenues were $115.3 million in fiscal 2011 compared to $115.0 million in fiscal 2010. These increases were partially offset by lower Aboveground Storage Tank revenues which decreased to $81.1 million in fiscal 2011 compared to $91.1 million in fiscal 2010.

Gross profit increased from $18.5 million in fiscal 2010 to $25.4 million in fiscal 2011 due to higher revenues, which increased $33.0 million, combined with higher gross margins which increased to 9.7% in fiscal 2011 compared to 8.1% in fiscal 2010. The improvement in fiscal 2011 was primarily due to the favorable effect of the improved recovery of overhead costs caused by a higher business volume in fiscal 2011 and a non-routine charge on a legal matter in fiscal 2010, partially offset by lower direct margins in fiscal 2011.

Fiscal 2010 Versus Fiscal 2009

Consolidated

Consolidated revenues were $550.8 million in fiscal 2010, a decrease of $138.9 million, or 20.1%, from consolidated revenues of $689.7 million in fiscal 2009. The decline in consolidated revenues was due to an overall decline in our level of business volume as our customers were cautious in their short-term spending leading to short and long-term delays in project awards, downsizing of projects, and delays and reductions in maintenance spending. In addition, we did not experience the full effect of the recession in our core markets until the second half of fiscal 2009. Therefore, the comparable prior year revenues were only partially impacted by the effects of the recession.

Consolidated gross profit decreased from $94.3 million in fiscal 2009 to $52.9 million in fiscal 2010. The decrease of $41.4 million was due to lower business volume and lower gross margins which decreased to 9.6% in fiscal 2010 compared to 13.7% a year earlier. The lower gross margins were primarily due to a charge on a legal matter of $5.1 million and the loss of $5.4 million on the projects at a Gulf Coast site. Gross margins in fiscal 2010 and 2009 were negatively affected by a lower volume of business available to recover overhead costs, particularly in fiscal 2010.

Consolidated SG&A expenses were $45.2 million in fiscal 2010 compared to $47.0 million in the prior fiscal year. The net decrease of $1.8 million was the result of our on-going efforts to reduce our cost structure due to an unfavorable business environment and was partially offset by the claims receivable write-off of $2.9 million and claims receivable excess collection costs of $1.9 million. SG&A expense as a percentage of revenue increased to 8.2% in fiscal 2010 compared to 6.8% in fiscal 2009 primarily due to a lower level of revenues in fiscal 2010.

Net interest expense was $0.6 million in fiscal 2010 and $0.2 million in fiscal 2009. The increase in net interest expense in fiscal 2010 was due to lower interest rates earned on invested cash, higher Unused Revolving Credit Facility fees, higher rates on letters of credit issued under the Credit Facility and higher letter of credit balances.

 

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Other income in fiscal 2010 was $0.3 million and related primarily to foreign currency transaction gains. Other income in fiscal 2009 was $0.7 million and related primarily to insurance proceeds received.

The effective tax rates for fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2009 were 34.2% and 36.0%, respectively. The fiscal 2010 effective tax rate was lower than the statutory rate due to state tax credits and a federal tax deduction for qualifying domestic construction activities. In fiscal 2009, certain operating loss carryforwards previously reserved were utilized or deemed to be fully utilizable resulting in a benefit of $1.0 million.

Construction Services

Revenues for the Construction Services segment were $321.2 million in fiscal 2010, compared with $395.2 million in fiscal 2009. The decrease of $74.0 million, or 18.7%, was primarily due to continued delays in project awards and a decline in our customers’ capital spending. The lower spending led to declines in Downstream Petroleum, Aboveground Storage Tank and Specialty revenues which declined by $57.2 million, $41.9 million and $1.0 million, respectively. Partially offsetting these declines were higher Electrical and Instrumentation revenues, which increased to $72.0 million in fiscal 2010 compared to $45.9 million a year earlier. The increase in Electrical and Instrumentation revenues was primarily attributable to the inclusion of a full year of SME operations in fiscal 2010 compared to less than four months in fiscal 2009 due to the acquisition in February 2009.

Gross profit decreased from $51.0 million in fiscal 2009 to $34.4 million in fiscal 2010 due to the reduction in revenues and lower gross margins which decreased from 12.9% in fiscal 2009 to 10.8% in fiscal 2010. Fiscal 2010 margins were negatively affected by a lower volume of work which led to a lower recovery of overhead costs, the loss of $5.4 million on the projects at a Gulf Coast site, and the charge on a legal matter of $2.3 million.

Repair and Maintenance Services

Revenues for the Repair and Maintenance Services segment were $229.6 million in fiscal 2010 compared to $294.5 million in fiscal 2009. The decline was due to a lower volume of recurring repair and maintenance work which has resulted in lower Aboveground Storage Tank revenues, which decreased 45.2% to $91.1 million in fiscal 2010 compared to $166.3 million a year earlier. This decline was partially offset by higher Downstream Petroleum and Electrical and Instrumentation revenues, which increased to $115.0 million and $23.5 million in fiscal 2010, compared to $106.2 million and $22.0 million a year earlier.

Gross profit decreased from $43.4 million in fiscal 2009 to $18.5 million in fiscal 2010 due to a reduction in revenues and lower gross margins. Gross margins were 8.1% in fiscal 2010 compared to 14.7% in fiscal 2009. The gross margin reduction was due to lower direct margins, the unfavorable impact of unrecovered overhead costs caused by a lower volume of business and the charge on a legal matter of $2.8 million.

One Month Ended June 30, 2009 Compared to One Month Ended June 30, 2008

Revenues declined $14.2 million, or 23.7%, from $60.0 million in the prior period to $45.8 million in the one month ended June 30, 2009. The decline was due to lower Construction Services revenues, which decreased $7.8 million from $36.3 million in the prior period to $28.5 million in the one month ended June 30, 2009, and lower Repair and Maintenance Services revenues, which decreased $6.4 million from $23.7 million in the prior period to $17.3 million in the one month ended June 30, 2009.

Gross profit decreased $4.7 million to $5.1 million in the one month ended June 30, 2009 compared to $9.8 million in the prior period. The decline in gross profit was due to lower revenues, which decreased 23.7%, and lower gross margins which decreased from 16.3% in the prior period to 11.2% in the one month ended June 30, 2009. The decline in gross margins was due to lower margins in the Construction Services segment which decreased from 15.4% to 11.4% and lower margins in the Repair and Maintenance Services segment which decreased to 11.0% compared to 17.6% a year earlier. Gross margins in both segments were negatively affected by a lower volume of business available to recover overhead costs in the one month ended June 30, 2009.

Income before income taxes decreased $4.5 million, from $6.1 million in the prior period to $1.6 million in the one month ended June 30, 2009. The decline was due to lower gross profit, which decreased $4.7 million, partially offset by lower SG&A expenses.

 

       

 

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Non-GAAP Financial Measure

EBITDA is a supplemental, non-GAAP financial measure. EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. We have presented EBITDA because it is used by the financial community as a method of measuring our performance and of evaluating the market value of companies considered to be in similar businesses. We believe that the line item on our Consolidated Statements of Income entitled “Net income” is the most directly comparable GAAP measure to EBITDA. Since EBITDA is not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with GAAP, it should not be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, net earnings as an indicator of operating performance. EBITDA, as we calculate it, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies. In addition, this measure is not necessarily a measure of our ability to fund our cash needs. As EBITDA excludes certain financial information compared with net income, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, users of this financial information should consider the type of events and transactions, which are excluded. Our non-GAAP performance measure, EBITDA, has certain material limitations as follows:

 

   

It does not include interest expense. Because we have borrowed money to finance our operations, pay commitment fees to maintain our credit facility, and incur fees to issue letters of credit under the credit facility, interest expense is a necessary and ongoing part of our costs and has assisted us in generating revenue. Therefore, any measure that excludes interest expense has material limitations.

 

   

It does not include income taxes. Because the payment of income taxes is a necessary and ongoing part of our operations, any measure that excludes income taxes has material limitations.

 

   

It does not include depreciation or amortization expense. Because we use capital and intangible assets to generate revenue, depreciation and amortization expense is a necessary element of our cost structure. Therefore, any measure that excludes depreciation or amortization expense has material limitations.

 

     Reconciliation of EBITDA to Net Income  
     (In thousands)  
     Twelve Months Ended      One Month
Ended
 
     June 30,
2011
     June 30,
2010
     May 31,
2009
     June 30,
2009
 

Net income

   $ 18,982       $ 4,876       $ 30,589       $ 994   

Interest expense

     795         672         563         91   

Provision for income taxes

     11,634         2,534         17,170         609   

Depreciation and amortization

     11,067         11,751         10,760         994   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

EBITDA

   $ 42,478       $ 19,833       $ 59,082       $ 2,688   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Outlook

We have seen improvement in both the Construction Services and Repair and Maintenance Services segments in fiscal 2011 and we continue to experience a solid volume of bidding activity. Apart from the limited construction opportunities in portions of our Downstream Petroleum market, the overall outlook for our core markets is positive. Demand for our Aboveground Storage Tank construction services remains high with a number of opportunities emerging in Cushing, Oklahoma and Western Canada. Our Electrical and Instrumentation business in the Northeastern U.S. remains a strong growth area for the Company. Our refinery maintenance and turnaround business is stable; however, we expect to see an uptick in revenue throughout the next few quarters. Finally, our newly added engineering capabilities in the bulk materials handling sector should produce additional engineering and construction opportunities in the power generation and raw materials transportation markets as well as entry into the mining and minerals industries both domestically and internationally in the coming year.

FINANCIAL CONDITION AND LIQUIDITY

Overview

We define liquidity as the ability to pay our liabilities as they become due, fund business operations and meet all monetary contractual obligations. Our primary sources of liquidity in fiscal 2011 was cash on hand at the beginning of the year and cash generated from operations. Cash on hand at June 30, 2011 totaled $59.4 million and availability under the senior revolving credit facility totaled $67.5 million, resulting in total liquidity of $126.9 million.

 

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Factors that routinely impact our short-term liquidity and that may impact our long-term liquidity include, but are not limited to:

 

   

Changes in working capital

 

   

Contract terms that determine the timing of billings to customers and the collection of those billings

 

   

Some cost plus and fixed price customer contracts are billed based on milestones which may require us to incur significant expenditures prior to collections from our customers.

 

   

Time and material contracts are normally billed in arrears. Therefore, we are routinely required to carry these costs until they can be billed and collected.

 

   

Some of our large construction projects may require significant retentions or security in the form of letters of credit.

 

   

Capital expenditures

Other factors that may impact both short and long-term liquidity include:

 

   

Acquisitions of new businesses

 

   

Strategic investments in new operations

 

   

Purchases of shares under our stock buyback program

 

   

Contract disputes or collection issues resulting from the failure of a significant customer

 

   

Maintaining full capacity under our senior revolving credit facility and remaining in compliance with all covenants contained in the credit agreement

In recent years, we funded the acquisition of certain businesses and technology with cash on hand. However, in the future we may elect to raise additional capital by issuing common or preferred stock, convertible notes, term debt or increase the amount of our revolving credit facility as necessary to fund our operations or to fund the acquisition of other businesses. We will continue to evaluate our working capital requirements and other factors to maintain sufficient liquidity.

Cash Flows Provided by Operating Activities

Cash flows provided by operating activities for the twelve months ended June 30, 2011 totaled $22.7 million. Major components of cash flows from operating activities are as follows:

 

Cash Flows Provided by Operating Activities

(In thousands)

 
    

Net income

   $ 18,982   

Non-cash expenses

     14,140   

Deferred income tax

     3,743   

Loss on disposition of property, plant and equipment

     113   

Cash effect of changes in operating assets and liabilities

     (14,070

Other

     (159
  

 

 

 

Cash flows provided by operating activities

   $ 22,749   
  

 

 

 

The cash effect of significant changes in operating assets and liabilities include the following:

 

   

Accounts receivable increased $16.5 million. The accounts receivable balance fluctuates from period to period based on many factors including, but not limited to, the volume of business and the rate of collections. We consider the $16.5 million increase in accounts receivable to be a normal fluctuation. In addition, we consider both the aging and the amount of the June 30, 2011 accounts receivable balance to be normal based on historical trends.

 

   

Accounts payable decreased by $9.3 million. The decrease was primarily due to a large steel purchase late in the prior fiscal year related to a significant Aboveground Storage Tank project.

 

   

The net change in the combined balances of costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts and billings on uncompleted contracts in excess of costs and estimated earnings caused a decrease in operating assets and liabilities and an increase to cash of $7.5 million. This change was primarily attributable to higher advanced billings on Aboveground Storage Tank contracts in the Construction Services segment.

 

   

Other assets decreased by $2.0 million due to the refunds of certain insurance deposits in fiscal 2011.

 

       

 

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Income taxes receivable decreased by $1.4 million due to the timing of income tax payments.

 

   

Accrued expenses decreased by $0.4 million. The decrease is primarily the result of payments totaling $4.1 million to settle the California Pay Practice Class Action Lawsuits largely offset by higher accrued wages.

Cash Flows from Investing Activities

Investing activities used $14.1 million of cash in the twelve months ended June 30, 2011 due to capital expenditures of $10.4 million and the purchase of the assets of EDC, Inc. totaling $3.8 million, partially offset by proceeds from asset dispositions of $0.1 million. Capital expenditures included $4.9 million for construction equipment, $3.4 million for transportation equipment, $1.7 million for office equipment and software and $0.4 million for land and buildings.

Cash Flows from Financing Activities

Financing activities used $1.0 million of cash in the twelve months ended June 30, 2011 primarily due to capital lease payments of $0.7 million and treasury stock purchases of $0.3 million.

Senior Revolving Credit Facility

The Company has a five-year, $75.0 million senior revolving credit facility (“Credit Facility”) that expires on November 30, 2012. The Credit Facility is guaranteed by substantially all of the Company’s subsidiaries and is secured by a lien on substantially all of the Company’s assets.

The Credit Facility is primarily used to fund working capital and for the issuance of letters of credit. At June 30, 2011, $7.5 million of letters of credit were outstanding to support certain workers’ compensation programs and construction contracts. Availability at June 30, 2011 totaled $67.5 million. We believe the facility provides adequate liquidity and financial flexibility to support our current business. However, we will assess the facility size and structure in conjunction with our upcoming renewal.

The credit agreement, as currently amended, includes the following:

 

   

Limits share repurchases to $25.0 million in any calendar year.

 

   

Permits acquisitions so long as the Company’s Senior Leverage Ratio on a pro forma basis as of the end of the fiscal quarter immediately preceding the acquisition is below 1.00 to 1.00 and availability under the Credit Facility is at or above 50% after consummation of the acquisition. If the Senior Leverage Ratio on a pro forma basis as of the end of the fiscal quarter immediately preceding the acquisition is over 1.00 to 1.00 but below 1.75 to 1.00, acquisitions will be limited to $25.0 million in a twelve month period, provided there is at least $25.0 million of availability under the Credit Facility after the consummation of the acquisition.

 

   

Amounts borrowed under the Credit Facility bear interest at LIBOR or an Alternate Base Rate, plus in each case, an additional margin based on the Senior Leverage Ratio.

 

   

The additional margin on the LIBOR-based loans is between 2.00% and 2.75% based on the Senior Leverage Ratio.

 

   

The additional margin on the Alternate Base Rate loans is between 1.00% and 1.75% based on the Senior Leverage Ratio.

 

   

The Alternate Base Rate is the greater of the Prime Rate, Federal Funds Effective Rate plus 0.50% or LIBOR plus 1.00%.

 

   

The Unused Revolving Credit Facility Fee is between 0.35% and 0.50% based on the Senior Leverage Ratio.

The credit agreement includes significant financial covenants and borrowing limitations that include the following:

 

   

Tangible Net Worth must be an amount which is no less than the sum of $110.0 million, plus the net proceeds of any issuance of equity that occurs after November 30, 2008, plus 50% of all positive quarterly net income after November 30, 2008.

 

   

Senior Leverage Ratio must not exceed 2.50 to 1.00;

 

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Asset Coverage Ratio must be greater than or equal to 1.45 to 1.00; and,

 

   

Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio must be greater than or equal to 1.25 to 1.00.

 

   

Consolidated Funded Indebtedness, as of the end of any fiscal quarter, cannot exceed 2.5 times Consolidated EBITDA, as defined in the credit agreement, over the previous four quarters.

The Company is in compliance with all affirmative, negative, and financial covenants under the credit agreement and is at the lowest margin tier for the LIBOR and Alternate Base Rate loans and the lowest tier for the Unused Revolving Credit Facility Fee.

Dividend Policy

We have never paid cash dividends on our common stock, and the terms of our credit agreement limit the amount of cash dividends we can pay. We currently intend to retain earnings to finance the growth of our business. Any future dividend payments will depend on our financial condition, capital requirements and earnings as well as other factors the Board of Directors may deem relevant.

Treasury Shares

On February 4, 2009, our Board of Directors authorized a stock buyback program that allows the Company to purchase up to 3,000,000 shares of common stock provided that such purchases do not exceed $25.0 million in any calendar year commencing in calendar year 2009 and continuing through calendar year 2012. The Company has not purchased any common shares under this plan. Matrix Service may purchase shares in future periods if sufficient liquidity exists and the Company believes that it is in the best interest of the stockholders.

In addition to any stock buyback program that may be in effect, the Company may withhold shares of common stock to satisfy the tax withholding obligations upon vesting of an employee’s deferred shares. Matrix Service withheld 30,154 shares in fiscal 2011 to satisfy these obligations. These shares were returned to the Company’s pool of treasury shares.

The Company has 1,417,539 treasury shares as of June 30, 2011 and intends to utilize these treasury shares solely in connection with equity awards under the Company’s stock incentive plans.

Commitments and Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

As of June 30, 2011, the following commitments and off-balance sheet arrangements were in place to support our ordinary course obligations:

 

     Commitments by Expiration Period  
     Less than 1
Year
     1–3 Years      3–5 Years      More than 5
Years
     Total  
     (In thousands)  

Letters of credit (1)

   $ —         $ 7,484       $ —         $ —         $ 7,484   

Surety bonds

     20,884         72         —           —           20,956   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 20,884       $ 7,556       $ —         $ —         $ 28,440   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(1) All letters of credit issued under our Credit Facility are in support of our workers’ compensation insurance programs or certain construction contracts. The letters of credit that support our workers’ compensation programs are expected to renew annually through the term of the Credit Facility; therefore, they are reported in the same period that the Credit Facility expires. The letters of credit that support construction contracts will expire when the related work is completed and the warranty period has passed; therefore, these letters of credit are reported in the period that we expect the warranty period to end.

Contractual obligations at June 30, 2011 are summarized below:

 

     Contractual Obligations by Expiration Period  
     Less than 1
Year
     1-3 Years      3-5 Years      More than 5
Years
     Total  
     (In thousands)  

Operating leases

   $ 3,262       $ 5,109       $ 2,338       $ —         $ 10,709   

Acquisition payable (1)

     —           800         —           —           800   

Capital lease obligations

     262         38         —           —           300   

Purchase obligations (2)

     —           —           —           —           —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total contractual obligations

   $ 3,524       $ 5,947       $ 2,338       $ —         $ 11,809   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

       

 

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(1) The acquisition of EDC, Inc. included an asset purchase agreement that requires an additional payment as soon as practical after a measurement period if certain financial targets are achieved. For additional information, see Note 3—Acquisitions of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Part II, Item 8.
(2) We enter into purchase commitments in the ordinary course of business to satisfy our requirements for materials and supplies under contracts that we have been awarded. The commitments, which are generally recoverable from our clients, are short-term and are generally settled in less than one year. We do not enter into long-term purchase obligations on a speculative basis for fixed or minimum quantities.

 

Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

Interest Rate Risk

Our interest rate risk results primarily from our variable rate indebtedness under our senior credit facility, which is influenced by movements in short-term rates. Borrowings under our $75.0 million revolving credit facility are based on an alternate base rate or LIBOR as elected by the Company plus an additional margin based on our Senior Leverage Ratio. Although there were no amounts outstanding under the facility at June 30, 2011 and we did not borrow under the facility in fiscal 2011, we have in the past and may in the future borrow against our revolving credit line to fund short-term working capital needs.

Financial instruments with interest rate risk at June 30, 2011 were as follows:

 

     Maturity by Fiscal Year      Fair Value as
of June 30,
2011
 
     2012      2013      2014      2015      2016      Total     
     (In thousands)         

Long-term debt:

                    

Variable rate debt (1)

   $ —         $ —         $ —         $ —         $ —         $ —         $ —     

 

(1) There were no outstanding borrowings under our senior credit facility at June 30, 2011 nor were any amounts borrowed in fiscal 2011. At the Company’s option, amounts borrowed under the revolving credit facility will bear interest at LIBOR or an Alternate Base Rate, plus in each case, an additional margin based on the Senior Leverage Ratio. The Alternate Base Rate is the greater of the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Effective Rate plus 0.5% or LIBOR plus 1.00%. The additional margin ranges from 1.00% to 1.75% on Alternate Base Rate borrowings and from 2.00% to 2.75% on LIBOR-based borrowings. The Senior Leverage Ratio at June 30, 2011 placed the Company in the lowest interest rate tier, resulting in LIBOR and Alternate Base Rate margins of 2.00% and 1.00%, respectively.

Financial instruments with interest rate risk at June 30, 2010 were as follows:

 

     Maturity by Fiscal Year      Fair Value as
of June 30,
2010
 
     2011      2012      2013      2014      2015      Total     
     (In thousands)         

Long-term debt:

                    

Variable rate debt

   $ —         $ —         $ —         $ —         $ —         $ —         $ —     

 

(1) There were no outstanding borrowings under our senior credit facility at June 30, 2010 nor were any amounts borrowed in fiscal 2010. At the Company’s option, amounts borrowed under the revolving credit facility will bear interest at LIBOR or an Alternate Base Rate, plus in each case, an additional margin based on the Senior Leverage Ratio. The Alternate Base Rate is the greater of the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Effective Rate plus 0.5% or LIBOR plus 1.00%. The additional margin ranges from 1.00% to 1.75% on Alternate Base Rate borrowings and from 2.00% to 2.75% on LIBOR-based borrowings. The Senior Leverage Ratio for the year ended June 30, 2010 placed the Company in the lowest interest rate tier, resulting in LIBOR and Alternate Base Rate margins of 2.00% and 1.00%, respectively.

Foreign Currency Risk

Matrix Service has subsidiaries with operations in Canada with the Canadian dollar as their functional currency. Historically, movements in the foreign currency exchange rate have not significantly impacted results. However, growth in our Canadian operations or expansions to other counties and fluctuations in currency exchange rates could impact the Company’s financial results in the future. Management has not entered into derivative instruments to hedge foreign currency risk, but periodically evaluates the materiality of our foreign currency exposure. A 10% unfavorable change in the Canadian dollar against the U. S. dollar would have reduced fiscal 2011 pretax earnings by $0.6 million.

 

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Commodity Risk

Steel plate and steel pipe are the primary raw materials used by the Company. Supplies of these materials are available throughout the United States and worldwide. We anticipate that adequate amounts of these materials will be available in the foreseeable future, however, the price, quantity, and delivery schedules of these materials could change rapidly due to various factors, including producer capacity, the level of foreign imports, worldwide demand, the imposition or removal of tariffs on imported steel and other market conditions. We mitigate these risks by including standard language in our contracts, which passes the risk of increases in steel prices or unavailability of steel to our customers. The Company has seen no effect on availability or pricing resulting from the impact of the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and related events in Japan.

 

       

 

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Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

 

Financial Statements of the Company   

Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

     34   

Reports of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

     35   

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010

     37   

Consolidated Statements of Income for the Years Ended June 30, 2011, June 30, 2010, May  31, 2009 and the One Month Ended June 30, 2009

     39   

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity and Comprehensive Income for the Years Ended June 30, 2011, June 30, 2010, May 31, 2009 and the One Month Ended June 30, 2009

     40   

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Years Ended June 30, 2011, June  30, 2010, May 31, 2009 and the One Month Ended June 30, 2009

     42   

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

     44   

Quarterly Financial Data (Unaudited)

     63   

Schedule II—Valuation and Qualifying Accounts

     64   

Financial Statement Schedules

The financial statement schedule is filed as a part of this report under Schedule II—Valuation and Qualifying Accounts for the three fiscal years ended June 30, 2011, June 30, 2010 and May 31, 2009 and the One Month Ended June 30, 2009 immediately following Quarterly Financial Data (Unaudited). All other schedules are omitted because they are not applicable or the required information is shown in the financial statements, or notes thereto, included herein.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S REPORT ON INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING

The management of Matrix Service Company (the “Company”) and its wholly-owned subsidiaries are responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting. The Company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Internal control over financial reporting includes policies and procedures that: (i) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the Company; (ii) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the Company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the Company; and (iii) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of the Company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

All internal control systems, no matter how well designed, have inherent limitations and cannot provide absolute assurance that all objectives will be met. Internal control over financial reporting is a process that involves diligence and is subject to lapses in judgment and human error. Internal control over financial reporting can also be circumvented by collusion or management override of controls. Because of these limitations, there is a risk that material misstatements may not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.

The Company’s management assessed the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of June 30, 2011. In making this assessment, the Company’s management used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (“COSO”) in Internal Control-Integrated Framework.

Management’s assessment included an evaluation of such elements as the design and operating effectiveness of key financial reporting controls, process documentation, accounting policies, overall control environment and information systems control environment. Based on this assessment, the Company’s management has concluded that the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of June 30, 2011 was effective.

Deloitte & Touche LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, has issued an attestation report on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of June 30, 2011. Deloitte & Touche LLP’s report on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting is included herein.

 

/s/ John R. Hewitt     /s/ Kevin S. Cavanah
John R. Hewitt     Kevin S. Cavanah
President and Chief Executive Officer     Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

September 8, 2011

 

       

 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of

Matrix Service Company:

We have audited the internal control over financial reporting of Matrix Service Company and subsidiaries (“the Company”) as of June 30, 2011 based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. The Company’s management is responsible for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting included in the accompanying Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting based on our audit.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audit included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk, and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

A company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed by, or under the supervision of, the company’s principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, and effected by the company’s board of directors, management, and other personnel to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company’s internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Because of the inherent limitations of internal control over financial reporting, including the possibility of collusion or improper management override of controls, material misstatements due to error or fraud may not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. Also, projections of any evaluation of the effectiveness of the internal control over financial reporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

In our opinion, the Company maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of June 30, 2011, based on the criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission.

We have also audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated financial statements and financial statement schedule as of and for the year ended June 30, 2011 of the Company and our report dated September 8, 2011 expressed an unqualified opinion on those financial statements and financial statement schedule.

/S/ DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP

Tulsa, Oklahoma

September 8, 2011

 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of

Matrix Service Company:

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Matrix Service Company and subsidiaries (the “Company”) as of June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010, and the related consolidated statements of income, changes in stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for the years ended June 30, 2011 and 2010, the one month ended June 30, 2009 and the year ended May 31, 2009. Our audits also included the financial statement schedule listed in the Index at Item 15. These financial statements and financial statement schedule are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the financial statements and the financial statement schedule based on our audits.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, such consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Matrix Service Company and subsidiaries as of June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for the years ended June 30, 2011 and 2010, the one month ended June 30, 2009 and the year ended May 31, 2009, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Also, in our opinion, such financial statement schedule, when considered in relation to the basic consolidated financial statements taken as a whole, presents fairly, in all material respects, the information set forth therein.

We have also audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of June 30, 2011, based on the criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission and our report dated September 8, 2011 expressed an unqualified opinion on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

/S/ DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP

Tulsa, Oklahoma

September 8, 2011

 

       

 

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Matrix Service Company

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

 

     June 30,
2011
    June 30,
2010
 
Assets     

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 59,357      $ 50,899   

Accounts receivable, less allowances (2011—$1,428; 2010—$1,404)

     103,483        87,327   

Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts

     40,056        40,920   

Inventories

     2,249        3,451   

Income tax receivable

     399        1,779   

Deferred income taxes

     5,607        8,073   

Other current assets

     4,399        6,076   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     215,550        198,525   

Property, plant and equipment, at cost:

    

Land and buildings

     28,287        27,859   

Construction equipment

     55,272        52,086   

Transportation equipment

     21,690        19,192   

Furniture and fixtures

     15,442        14,358   

Construction in progress

     2,465        1,251   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     123,156        114,746   

Accumulated depreciation

     (69,845     (61,817
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     53,311        52,929   

Goodwill

     29,058        27,216   

Other intangible assets

     6,953        4,141   

Other assets

     1,564        1,997   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 306,436      $ 284,808   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

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Consolidated Balance Sheets (continued)

(In thousands, except share data)

 

     June 30,
2011
    June 30,
2010
 
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity     

Current liabilities:

    

Accounts payable

   $ 36,377      $ 44,769   

Billings on uncompleted contracts in excess of costs and estimated earnings

     35,485        28,877   

Accrued insurance

     7,514        8,257   

Accrued wages and benefits

     18,099        13,538   

Current capital lease obligation

     262        772   

Other accrued expenses

     2,401        6,572   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     100,138        102,785   

Long-term capital lease obligation

     38        259   

Deferred income taxes

     5,789        4,179   

Acquisition payable

     800        —     

Commitments and contingencies

     —          —     

Stockholders’ equity:

    

Common stock—$.01 par value; 60,000,000 shares authorized; 27,888,217 shares issued as of June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010

     279        279   

Additional paid-in capital

     113,686        111,637   

Retained earnings

     100,231        81,252   

Accumulated other comprehensive income

     1,436        495   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     215,632        193,663   

Less treasury stock, at cost—1,417,539 and 1,546,512 shares as of June 30, 2011 and
June 30, 2010

     (15,961     (16,078
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity

     199,671        177,585   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 306,436      $ 284,808   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

       

 

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Consolidated Statements of Income

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

     Twelve Months Ended     One Month
Ended
 
     June 30,
2011
    June 30,
2010
    May 31,
2009
    June 30,
2009
 

Revenues

   $ 627,052      $ 550,814      $ 689,720      $ 45,825   

Cost of revenues

     552,138        497,892        595,397        40,676   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross profit

     74,914        52,922        94,323        5,149   

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     44,014        45,169        47,006        3,570   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

     30,900        7,753        47,317        1,579   

Other income (expense):

        

Interest expense

     (795     (672     (563     (91

Interest income

     71        79        330        17   

Other

     440        250        675        98   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income tax expense

     30,616        7,410        47,759        1,603   

Provision for federal, state and foreign income taxes

     11,634        2,534        17,170        609   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

   $ 18,982      $ 4,876      $ 30,589      $ 994   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basic earnings per common share

   $ 0.72      $ 0.19      $ 1.17      $ 0.04   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per common share

   $ 0.71      $ 0.18      $ 1.16      $ 0.04   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

        

Basic

     26,406        26,275        26,121        26,192   

Diluted

     26,686        26,499        26,390        26,434   

See accompanying notes.

 

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Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity and Comprehensive Income

(In thousands, except share data)

 

     Common
Stock
     Additional
Paid-In
Capital
    Retained
Earnings
    Treasury
Stock
    Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income(Loss)
    Total  

Balances, May 31, 2008

   $ 279       $ 108,402      $ 44,809      $ (16,374   $ 1,584      $ 138,700   

Net income

     —           —          30,589        —          —          30,589   

Other comprehensive loss (Note 10)

     —           —          —          —          (988     (988
             

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

                29,601   

Exercise of stock options (62,950 shares)

     —           108        (5     169        —          272   

Tax effect of exercised stock options and vesting of deferred shares

     —           (220     —          —          —          (220

Stock-based compensation expense

     —           2,206        —          —          —          2,206   

Issuance of deferred shares (83,370 shares)

     —           (224     —          224        —          —     

Treasury share purchases (17,237 shares)

     —           —          —          (170     —          (170
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balances, May 31, 2009

     279         110,272        75,393        (16,151     596        170,389   

Net income

     —           —          994        —          —          994   

Other comprehensive loss (Note 10)

     —           —          —          —          (815     (815
             

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

                179   

Tax effect from the vesting of deferred shares

     —           (9     —          —          —          (9

Stock-based compensation expense

     —           238        —          —          —          238   

Issuance of deferred shares (1,952 shares)

     —           (5     —          5        —          —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balances, June 30, 2009

   $ 279       $ 110,496      $ 76,387      $ (16,146   $ (219   $ 170,797   

See accompanying notes.

 

       

 

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Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity and Comprehensive Income (continued)

(In thousands, except share data)

 

     Common
Stock
     Additional
Paid-In  Capital
    Retained
Earnings
    Treasury
Stock
    Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income(Loss)
    Total  

Balances, June 30, 2009

   $ 279       $ 110,496      $ 76,387      $ (16,146   $ (219   $ 170,797   

Net income

     —           —          4,876        —          —          4,876   

Other comprehensive income (Note 10)

     —           —          —          —          714        714   
             

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

                5,590   

Exercise of stock options (31,900 shares)

     —           38        (11     88        —          115   

Tax effect of exercised stock options and vesting of deferred shares

     —           (496     —          —          —          (496

Stock-based compensation expense

     —           2,052        —          —          —          2,052   

Issuance of deferred shares (165,291 shares)

     —           (453     —          453        —          —     

Treasury share purchases (49,138 shares)

     —           —          —          (473     —          (473
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balances, June 30, 2010

     279         111,637        81,252        (16,078     495        177,585   

Net income

     —           —          18,982        —          —          18,982   

Other comprehensive income (Note 10)

     —           —          —          —          941        941   
             

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

                19,923   

Exercise of stock options (32,000 shares)

     —           83        (3     86        —          166   

Tax effect of exercised stock options and vesting of deferred shares

     —           (109     —          —          —          (109

Stock-based compensation expense

     —           2,395        —          —          —          2,395   

Issuance of treasury shares (126,428 shares)

     —           (328     —          328        —          —     

Employee Stock Purchase Plan (699 shares) (Note 13)

     —           8        —          2        —          10   

Treasury share purchases (30,154 shares)

     —           —          —          (299     —          (299
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balances, June 30, 2011

   $ 279       $ 113,686      $ 100,231      $ (15,961   $ 1,436      $ 199,671   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

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Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

 

     Twelve Months Ended     One Month
Ended
 
     June 30,
2011
    June 30,
2010
    May 31,
2009
    June 30,
2009
 

Operating activities:

        

Net income

   $ 18,982      $ 4,876      $ 30,589      $ 994   

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities, net of effects of acquisitions (Note 3):

        

Depreciation and amortization

     11,067        11,751        10,760        994   

(Gain) loss on sale of property, plant and equipment

     113        209        250        (19

Allowance for uncollectible accounts

     447        2,892        441        66   

Stock-based compensation expense

     2,395        2,052        2,206        238   

Other

     231        484        123        4   

Inventory lower of cost or market write-down

     —          —          1,157        —     

Deferred income tax

     3,743        (3,556     (88     (411

Tax benefit deficiency from the vesting of deferred shares

     (159     (578     (347     —     

Changes in operating assets and liabilities increasing (decreasing) cash, net of effects from acquisitions (Note 3):

        

Accounts receivable

     (16,499     12,003        9,838        22,214   

Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts

     890        (5,724     16,928        (722

Inventories

     1,202        1,238        (1,828     (89

Other assets

     2,028        615        (749     (1,171

Accounts payable

     (9,326     1,693        (25,063     (5,676

Billings on uncompleted contracts in excess of costs and estimated earnings

     6,608        (22,816     (3,411     1,054   

Accrued expenses

     (353     1,231        494        591   

Income tax receivable/payable

     1,380        (1,971     (2,676     839   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

     22,749        4,399        38,624        18,906   

Investing activities:

        

Acquisition of property, plant and equipment

     (10,416     (5,302     (9,983     (348

Proceeds from asset sales

     150        218        1,002        21   

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (Note 3)

     (3,800     —          (15,337     —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used by investing activities

   $ (14,066   $ (5,084   $ (24,318   $ (327

See accompanying notes.

 

       

 

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Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (continued)

(In thousands)

 

     Twelve Months Ended     One Month
Ended
 
     June 30,
2011
    June 30,
2010
    May 31,
2009
    June 30,
2009
 

Financing activities:

        

Exercise of stock options

   $ 166      $ 115      $ 272      $ —     

Payment of debt amendment fees

     (216     —          (244     —     

Capital lease payments

     (731     (1,077     (1,137     (87

Tax benefit of exercised stock options and vesting of deferred shares

     50        82        127        —     

Issuance of treasury shares

     10        —          —          —     

Purchase of treasury shares

     (299     (473     (170     —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used by financing activities

     (1,020     (1,353     (1,152     (87

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

     795        461        (590     (569
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     8,458        (1,577     12,564        17,923   

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     50,899        52,476        21,989        34,553   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

   $ 59,357      $ 50,899      $ 34,553      $ 52,476   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information

        

Cash paid during the period for:

        

Income taxes

   $ 6,251      $ 8,641      $ 20,134      $ 247   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Interest

   $ 632      $ 530      $ 396      $ 142   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-cash investing and financing activities:

        

Equipment acquired through capital leases

   $ —        $ 280      $ 877      $ 26   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Purchases of property, plant and equipment on account

   $ 765      $ 41      $ 49      $ 112   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

Note 1—Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Organization and Basis of Presentation

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Matrix Service Company (“Matrix Service” or the “Company”) and its subsidiaries, all of which are wholly owned. Intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.

The Company operates primarily in the United States and Canada. The Company’s reportable segments are Construction Services and Repair and Maintenance Services.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. We believe the most significant estimates and judgments are associated with revenue recognition, the recoverability tests that must be periodically performed with respect to our goodwill and other intangible assets, valuation reserves on our accounts receivable and deferred tax assets, and the estimation of loss contingencies, including liabilities associated with litigation and with the self insured retentions on our insurance programs. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Revenue Recognition

Matrix Service records profits on fixed-price contracts on a percentage-of-completion basis, primarily based on costs incurred to date compared to the total estimated contract cost. Matrix Service records revenue on reimbursable and time and material contracts on a proportional performance basis as costs are incurred. Contracts in process are valued at cost plus accrued profits less billings on uncompleted contracts. Contracts are generally considered substantially complete when field construction is completed. The elapsed time from award of a contract to completion of performance may be in excess of one year. Matrix Service includes pass-through revenue and costs on cost-plus contracts, which are customer-reimbursable materials, equipment and subcontractor costs, when Matrix Service determines that it is responsible for the procurement and management of such cost components.

Matrix Service has numerous contracts that are in various stages of completion which require estimates to determine the appropriate cost and revenue recognition. Matrix Service has a history of making reasonably dependable estimates of the extent of progress towards completion, contract revenues and contract costs, and accordingly, does not believe significant fluctuations are likely to materialize. However, current estimates may be revised as additional information becomes available. If estimates of costs to complete fixed-price contracts indicate a loss, provision is made through a contract write-down for the total loss anticipated. A number of our contracts contain various cost and performance incentives and penalties that impact the earnings we realize from our contracts, and adjustments related to these incentives and penalties are recorded in the period, on a percentage-of-completion basis, when estimable and probable.

Indirect costs, such as salaries and benefits, supplies and tools, equipment costs and insurance costs, are charged to projects based upon direct labor hours and overhead allocation rates per direct labor hour. Warranty costs are normally incurred prior to project completion and are charged to project costs as they are incurred. Warranty costs incurred subsequent to project completion were not material for the periods presented. Overhead allocation rates are established annually during the budgeting process and evaluated for accuracy throughout the year based upon actual direct labor hours and actual costs incurred.

Precontract Costs

Precontract costs are charged to earnings as incurred.

Claims Recognition

Claims are amounts in excess of the agreed contract price that we seek to collect from customers or others for delays, errors in specifications and designs, contract terminations, change orders in dispute or unapproved as to both scope and price or other causes of anticipated additional costs incurred by us. Recognition of amounts as additional contract revenue related

 

       

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)

 

to claims is appropriate only if it is probable that the claims will result in additional contract revenue and if the amount can be reliably estimated. If all of the following requirements are met, revenue from a claim is recorded only to the extent that we have incurred costs relating to the claim. We must determine if:

 

   

there is a legal basis for the claim;

 

   

the additional costs were caused by circumstances that were unforeseen by the Company and are not the result of deficiencies in our performance;

 

   

the costs are identifiable or determinable and are reasonable in view of the work performed; and

 

   

the evidence supporting the claim is objective and verifiable.

Unapproved change orders and claims are more fully discussed in Note 8—Contingencies.

Cash Equivalents

The Company includes as cash equivalents all investments with original maturities of three months or less which are readily convertible into cash. The Company had approximately $0.5 million of restricted cash at June 30, 2011 and $0.3 million of restricted cash at June 30, 2010.

Accounts Receivable

Accounts receivable are carried on a gross basis, less the allowance for uncollectible accounts. The Company’s customers consist primarily of major integrated oil companies, independent refiners and marketers, power companies, petrochemical companies, pipeline companies, contractors and engineering firms. The Company is exposed to the risk of individual customer defaults or depressed cycles in our customers’ industries. To mitigate this risk many of our contracts require payment as projects progress or advance payment in some circumstances. In addition, in most cases the Company can place liens against the property, plant or equipment constructed or terminate the contract if a material contract default occurs. Management estimates the allowance for uncollectible accounts based on existing economic conditions, the financial condition of its customers and the amount and age of past due accounts. Accounts are written off against the allowance for uncollectible accounts only after all collection attempts have been exhausted.

Loss Contingencies

Various legal actions, claims and other contingencies arise in the normal course of our business. Contingencies are recorded in the consolidated financial statements, or are otherwise disclosed, in accordance with ASC 450-20, “Loss Contingencies”. Specific reserves are provided for loss contingencies to the extent we conclude that a loss is both probable and estimable. We use a case-by-case evaluation of the underlying data and update our evaluation as further information becomes known. We believe that any amounts exceeding our recorded accruals should not materially affect our financial position, results of operations or liquidity. However, the results of litigation are inherently unpredictable and the possibility exists that the ultimate resolution of one or more of these matters could result in a material effect on our financial position, results of operations or liquidity.

Legal costs are expensed as incurred.

Inventories

Inventories consist primarily of raw materials and are stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value. Cost is determined primarily using the average cost method.

Depreciation

Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the depreciable assets. Depreciable lives are as follows: buildings—40 years, construction equipment—3 to 15 years, transportation equipment—3 to 5 years, and furniture and fixtures—3 to 10 years. Leasehold improvements are amortized over the shorter of the useful life of the asset or the lease term.

 

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Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

The Company evaluates long-lived assets for impairment when events or changes in circumstances indicate, in management’s judgment, that the carrying value of such assets used in operations may not be recoverable. The determination of whether an impairment has occurred is based on management’s estimate of undiscounted future cash flows attributable to the assets as compared to the carrying value of the assets. If an impairment has occurred, the amount of the impairment recognized is determined by estimating the fair value of the assets and, to the extent the carrying value exceeds the fair value of the assets, recording a loss provision.

For assets identified to be disposed of in the future, the carrying value of the assets are compared to the estimated fair value less the cost of disposal to determine if an impairment has occurred. Until the assets are disposed of, an estimate of the fair value is redetermined when related events or circumstances change.

Goodwill

Goodwill represents the excess of the purchase price of acquisitions over the acquisition date fair value of the net identifiable tangible and intangible assets acquired. In accordance with current accounting guidance, goodwill is not amortized and is tested at least annually for impairment at the reporting unit level.

We perform our annual analysis during the fourth quarter of each fiscal year and in any other period in which indicators of impairment warrant additional analysis. Goodwill is evaluated for impairment by first comparing management’s estimate of the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying value, including goodwill. If the carrying value of a reporting unit exceeds its fair value, a computation of the implied fair value of goodwill is compared with its related carrying value. If the carrying value of the reporting unit goodwill exceeds the implied fair value of that goodwill, an impairment loss is recognized in the amount of the excess.

Management utilizes a discounted cash flow analysis to determine the estimated fair value of our reporting units. Significant judgments and assumptions including the discount rate, anticipated revenue growth rate and gross margins, estimated operating and interest expense, and capital expenditures are inherent in these fair value estimates, which are based on our operating and capital budgets as well as strategic plans. As a result of these uncertainties, we utilize multiple scenarios and assign probabilities to each of the scenarios in the discounted cash flow analysis.

Other Intangible Assets

Intangible assets that have finite useful lives are amortized by the straight-line method over their useful lives ranging from 1 to 15 years. Intangible assets that have indefinite useful lives are not amortized but are tested at least annually for impairment. Each reporting period, we evaluate the remaining useful lives of intangible assets not being amortized to determine whether facts and circumstances continue to support an indefinite useful life. Intangible assets are considered impaired if the fair value of the intangible asset is less than its net book value. If quoted market prices are not available, the fair values of the intangible assets are determined based on present values of expected future cash flows using discount rates commensurate with the risks involved.

Insurance Reserves

We maintain insurance coverage for various aspects of our operations. However, we retain exposure to potential losses through the use of deductibles, coverage limits and self-insured retentions. As of June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010, insurance reserves totaling $7.5 million and $8.3 million, respectively, are included on our consolidated balance sheet. These amounts represent our best estimate of our ultimate obligations for asserted claims, insurance premium obligations and claims incurred but not yet reported at the balance sheet dates. We establish reserves for claims using a combination of actuarially determined estimates and case-by-case evaluations of the underlying claim data and update our evaluations as further information becomes known. Judgments and assumptions are inherent in our reserve accruals; as a result, changes in assumptions or claims experience could result in changes to these estimates in the future. If actual results of claim settlements are different than the amounts estimated we may be exposed to future gains and losses that could be material.

 

       

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)

 

Stock-Based Compensation

The fair value of stock-based awards is calculated at grant date. The fair value of performance and time-based nonvested deferred shares is generally the value of the Company’s common stock at the grant date. The fair value of market-based nonvested deferred shares is based on several factors, including the probability that the market condition specified in the grant will be achieved.

For all stock-based awards, expense is recognized over the requisite service period, net of estimated forfeitures. The expense related to performance based shares is recognized only if management believes it is probable that the performance targets specified in the awards will be achieved.

A portion of the performance-based awards can settle in cash. For these awards, the expense is recognized over the requisite service period, and the estimated liability is marked to market each reporting period with changes to the liability recorded as compensation expense if the payout of the award is considered probable.

Income Taxes

The Company complies with ASC 740, “Income Taxes”. Deferred income taxes are computed using the liability method whereby deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized based on temporary differences between the financial statement and tax basis of assets and liabilities using presently enacted tax rates. Valuation allowances are established against deferred tax assets to the extent management believes that it is not probable that the assets will be recovered.

The Company provides for income taxes regardless of whether it has received a tax assessment. Taxes are provided when we consider it probable that additional taxes will be due in excess of the amounts included in our tax returns. We continually review our exposure to additional income taxes due, and as further information is known or events occur, adjustments may be recorded.

Foreign Currency

The functional currency of the Company’s operations in Canada is the Canadian dollar. The assets and liabilities are translated at the year end exchange rate and the income statement accounts are translated at average exchange rates throughout the year. Translation gains and losses are reported in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) in the Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity and Comprehensive Income. Transaction gains and losses are reported as a component of Other income (expense) in the Statement of Income.

Recently Issued Accounting Standards

There are no recently issued accounting standards that we believe will have a material effect on our financial statements, results of operations or liquidity.

Note 2—Change in Fiscal Year

On July 30, 2009, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a change in the Company’s fiscal year end from May 31 to June 30, beginning July 1, 2009. As a result of the change, the Company had a transition period for the one month ended June 30, 2009 (“June Transition Period”).

Included in this report is the Company’s consolidated balance sheets as of June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010 and the consolidated statements of income, comprehensive income, cash flows and changes in stockholders’ equity for the 12 months ended June 30, 2011 (“fiscal 2011”), June 30, 2010 (“fiscal 2010”), and May 31, 2009 (“fiscal 2009”) and for the June Transition Period.

Note 3—Acquisitions

Fiscal 2011 Acquisitions

Purchase of EDC, Inc.

On May 3, 2011, the Company purchased substantially all of the assets of EDC, Inc. (“EDC”). EDC, located in Mahwah, New Jersey, provides consulting, engineering, design and supply services for bulk material handling systems. EDC’s results have been included in the Construction Services segment since its acquisition.

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)

 

The asset purchase agreement provided for a $3.8 million cash payment at closing, as well as an additional incentive payment of up to $0.8 million if certain financial targets are achieved over a two-year period ending April 30, 2013. Based on current projections, the Company believes the operating performance of EDC will exceed what is required to earn the maximum payout. Therefore, the Company has recorded the EDC asset purchase at $4.6 million, which represents the cash payment plus the estimated fair value of the incentive payment.

The purchase price was allocated to the major categories of assets and liabilities based on their estimated fair values at the acquisition date. The following table summarizes the purchase price allocation.

 

Current assets

   $ 1,316   

Property, plant and equipment

     13   

Tax deductible goodwill

     1,583   

Other intangible assets

     3,075   
  

 

 

 

Total assets acquired

     5,987   

Current liabilities

     1,379   
  

 

 

 

Net assets acquired

     4,608   

Cash acquired

     8   
  

 

 

 

Net purchase price

   $ 4,600   
  

 

 

 

The operating and proforma data related to the EDC acquisition was not material. The acquisition was funded with cash on hand.

Fiscal 2009 Acquisitions

Purchase of Engineering and Construction Assets and Technology

On December 20, 2008, the Company acquired engineering and construction resources and technology used to design, engineer and construct single and full containment LNG storage tanks, LIN/LOX storage tanks, LPG storage tanks and thermal vacuum chambers from CB&I Inc., a subsidiary of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (“CB&I”). The purchase included approximately 70 engineering and construction personnel, along with tools, equipment, and a perpetual license to use CB&I’s technology necessary to design, engineer and construct LNG storage tanks, LIN/LOX storage tanks, LPG storage tanks and thermal vacuum chambers.

Purchase of S.M. Electric Company, Inc.

On February 5, 2009 the Company acquired S.M. Electric Company, Inc. (“SME”). The purchase price consisted primarily of the repayment of SME’s bank indebtedness and the repayment of certain indebtedness to SME’s former owners. SME, located in Rahway, New Jersey, provides electrical and contracting services to industrial and utility customers in the Northeastern United States. SME has contracts and performs work in both the Repair and Maintenance and Construction Services segments. SME’s financial results are included in both operating segments from February 5, 2009.

 

       

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)

 

Summarized Combined Purchase Price

The purchase prices were allocated to the major categories of assets and liabilities based on their estimated fair values at their respective acquisition dates. The following table summarizes the final purchase price allocation.

 

Current assets

   $ 32,087   

Property, plant and equipment

     2,280   

Tax deductible goodwill

     4,712   

Other intangible assets

     4,721   

Other non-current assets

     541   
  

 

 

 

Total assets acquired

     44,341   

Current liabilities

     28,871   

Non-current liabilities

     75   
  

 

 

 

Net assets acquired

     15,395   

Cash acquired

     58   
  

 

 

 

Net purchase price

   $ 15,337   
  

 

 

 

The operating and proforma data related to the SME acquisition was not material. Both acquisitions were funded with cash on hand.

SME Claim Receivables

Included in the SME acquisition were certain claim receivables which were recorded at their net realizable values, which included an allowance for estimated collection costs. In fiscal 2010, the cumulative collection costs exceeded the original estimate of the allowance for collection costs resulting in pretax SG&A charges of $1.9 million in fiscal 2010 and $0.3 million in fiscal 2011.

Additionally, in fiscal 2010 the Company was awarded $0.5 million through arbitration on one of the claims. The award was less than the claim’s recorded value and resulted in a pretax SG&A charge of $2.5 million. As a part of the Company’s ongoing assessment of the recoverability of the remaining uncollected balances, the Company recorded a pretax SG&A charge of $0.4 million in fiscal 2010. The recorded amount of these claims was $2.3 million at June 30, 2011 and $3.4 million at June 30, 2010.

Note 4—Customer Contracts

Contract terms of the Company’s construction contracts generally provide for progress billings based on project milestones. The excess of costs incurred and estimated earnings over amounts billed on uncompleted contracts is reported as a current asset. The excess of amounts billed over costs incurred and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts is reported as a current liability. Gross and net amounts on uncompleted contracts are as follows:

 

     June 30,
2011
     June 30,
2010
 
     (In thousands)  

Costs incurred and estimated earnings recognized on uncompleted contracts

   $ 583,334       $ 630,342   

Billings on uncompleted contracts

     578,763         618,299   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 4,571       $ 12,043   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Shown on balance sheet as:

     

Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts

   $ 40,056       $ 40,920   

Billings on uncompleted contracts in excess of costs and estimated earnings

     35,485         28,877   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 4,571       $ 12,043   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Accounts receivable at June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010 included retentions to be collected within one year of $13.9 million and $13.2 million, respectively. Contract retentions collectible beyond one year are included in Other Assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheets and totaled $0.9 million at June 30, 2011 and $0.1 million at June 30, 2010.

 

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Note 5—Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets

Goodwill

The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill by segment are as follows:

 

     Construction
Services
    Repair and
Maintenance
Services
     Total  
     (In thousands)  

Balance at June 30, 2009

       

Goodwill

   $ 30,910      $ 20,233       $ 51,143   

Cumulative impairment loss

     (25,000     —           (25,000
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 
     5,910        20,233         26,143   

Purchase price adjustment (Note 3)

     517        345         862   

Translation adjustment

     —          211         211   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance at June 30, 2010

       

Goodwill

     31,427        20,789         52,216   

Cumulative impairment loss

     (25,000     —           (25,000
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 
     6,427        20,789         27,216   

Purchase of EDC (Note 3)

     1,583        —           1,583   

Translation adjustment

     —          259         259   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance at June 30, 2011

       

Goodwill

     33,010        21,048         54,058   

Cumulative impairment loss

     (25,000     —           (25,000
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 8,010      $ 21,048       $ 29,058   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

The translation adjustments relate to goodwill recorded as a part of a prior Canadian acquisition. The fiscal 2010 adjustment was recorded when finalizing the purchase price allocation of the Company’s fiscal 2009 SME acquisition.

Other Intangible Assets

Information on the carrying value of other intangible assets is as follows:

 

            At June 30, 2011  
     

Useful Life

     Gross
Carrying
Amount
     Accumulated
Amortization
    Net Carrying
Amount
 
     (Years)      (In thousands)  

Intellectual property

     6 to 12         $ 2,460       $ (418   $ 2,042   

Customer based

     1 to 15           2,657         (108     2,549   

Other

     3 to 5           547         (55     492   
     

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total amortizing intangibles

        5,664         (581     5,083   

Trade name

     Indefinite         1,870         —          1,870   
     

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total intangible assets

      $ 7,534       $ (581   $ 6,953   
     

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

            At June 30, 2010  
     Useful Life      Gross
Carrying
Amount
     Accumulated
Amortization
    Net Carrying
Amount
 
     (Years)      (In thousands)  

Intellectual property

     6 to 12         $ 2,460       $ (251   $ 2,209   

Customer based

     1 to 15           798         (324     474   

Other

     3           42         (34     8   
     

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total amortizing intangibles

        3,300         (609     2,691   

Trade name

     Indefinite         1,450         —          1,450   
     

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total intangible assets

      $ 4,750       $ (609   $ 4,141   
     

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

       

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)

 

The increase in other intangible assets in fiscal 2011 is due to the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of EDC, Inc. Specifically, amortizing intangible assets included customer based intangibles with a fair value of $2.2 million and other amortizing intangibles with a fair value of $0.5 million. The weighted average amortization periods were 15 and 5 years, respectively. The total weighted average amortization period of the purchased amortizing intangibles was 13 years. Also included in the purchase was a trade name with a fair value of $0.4 million and an indefinite life. Please refer to Note 3—Acquisitions, included in Item 8 of this report, for additional information.

Amortization expense totaled $0.2 million and $0.4 million in fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010. Amortization expense is expected to be $0.4 million annually in fiscal 2012 to 2016.

Note 6—Debt

The Company has a five-year, $75.0 million senior revolving credit facility (“Credit Facility”) that expires on November 30, 2012. The Credit Facility is guaranteed by substantially all of the Company’s subsidiaries and is secured by a lien on substantially all of the Company’s assets.

Availability under the senior credit facility is as follows:

 

     June 30,
2011
     June 30,
2010
 
     (In thousands)  

Credit Facility

   $ 75,000       $ 75,000   

Capacity constraint due to the Senior Leverage Ratio

     —           12,049   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Capacity under the Credit Facility

     75,000         62,951   

Letters of credit

     7,484         11,622   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Availability under senior credit facility

   $ 67,516       $ 51,329   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The Credit Facility may be used for working capital, issuance of letters of credit or other lawful corporate purposes. The credit agreement contains customary affirmative and negative covenants that place certain restrictions on the Company, including limits on new debt, operating and capital lease obligations, asset sales and certain distributions, including dividends.

The credit agreement, as currently amended, also includes the following:

 

   

Limits share repurchases to $25.0 million in any calendar year.

 

   

Permits acquisitions so long as the Company’s Senior Leverage Ratio on a pro forma basis as of the end of the fiscal quarter immediately preceding the acquisition is below 1.00 to 1.00 and availability under the Credit Facility is at or above 50% after consummation of the acquisition. If the Senior Leverage Ratio on a pro forma basis as of the end of the fiscal quarter immediately preceding the acquisition is over 1.00 to 1.00 but below 1.75 to 1.00, acquisitions will be limited to $25.0 million in a twelve month period, provided there is at least $25.0 million of availability under the Credit Facility after the consummation of the acquisition.

 

   

Amounts borrowed under the Credit Facility bear interest at LIBOR or an Alternate Base Rate, plus in each case, an additional margin based on the Senior Leverage Ratio.

 

   

The additional margin on the LIBOR-based loans is between 2.00% and 2.75% based on the Senior Leverage Ratio.

 

   

The additional margin on the Alternate Base Rate loans is between 1.00% and 1.75% based on the Senior Leverage Ratio.

 

   

The Alternate Base Rate is the greater of the Prime Rate, Federal Funds Effective Rate plus 0.50% or LIBOR plus 1.00%.

 

   

The Unused Revolving Credit Facility Fee is between 0.35% and 0.50% based on the Senior Leverage Ratio.

 

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The credit agreement includes significant covenants and borrowing limitations that include the following:

 

   

Tangible Net Worth must be an amount which is no less than the sum of $110.0 million, plus the net proceeds of any issuance of equity that occurs after November 30, 2008, plus 50% of all positive quarterly net income after November 30, 2008.

 

   

Senior Leverage Ratio must not exceed 2.50 to 1.00;

 

   

Asset Coverage Ratio must be greater than or equal to 1.45 to 1.00; and,

 

   

Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio must be greater than or equal to 1.25 to 1.00.

 

   

Consolidated Funded Indebtedness, as of the end of any fiscal quarter, cannot exceed 2.5 times Consolidated EBITDA, as defined in the credit agreement, over the previous four quarters.

The Company is in compliance with all affirmative, negative, and financial covenants under the credit agreement and is at the lowest margin tier for the LIBOR and Alternate Base Rate loans and the lowest tier for the Unused Revolving Credit Facility Fee.

Note 7—Income Taxes

The sources of pretax income are as follows:

 

     Twelve Months Ended      One Month
Ended
 
     June 30,
2011
     June 30,
2010
     May 31,
2009
     June 30,
2009
 
     (In thousands)  

Domestic

   $ 29,939       $ 4,417       $ 47,106       $ 1,527   

Foreign

     677         2,993         653         76   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 30,616       $ 7,410       $ 47,759       $ 1,603   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The components of the provision for income taxes are as follows:

 

     Twelve Months Ended     One Month
Ended
 
     June 30,
2011
    June 30,
2010
    May 31,
2009
    June 30,
2009
 
     (In thousands)  

Current:

        

Federal

   $ 6,104      $ 4,129      $ 14,485      $ 873   

State

     1,086        641        2,023        84   

Foreign

     604        1,226        750        63   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
     7,794        5,996        17,258        1,020   

Deferred:

        

Federal

     3,837        (3,208     484        (416

State

     389        (250     (555     8   

Foreign

     (386     (4     (17     (3
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
     3,840        (3,462     (88     (411
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 11,634      $ 2,534      $ 17,170      $ 609   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

       

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)

 

The difference between the expected income tax provision applying the domestic federal statutory tax rate and the reported income tax provision is as follows:

 

     Twelve Months Ended     One Month
Ended
 
     June 30,
2011
    June 30,
2010
    May 31,
2009
    June 30,
2009
 
     (In thousands)  

Expected provision for Federal income taxes at the statutory rate

   $ 10,710      $ 2,519      $ 16,716      $ 561   

State income taxes, net of Federal benefit

     1,095        268        1,699        57   

Charges without tax benefit

     16        96        (230     (9

Change in valuation allowance

     —          —          (957     —     

State investment credits

     —          (59     (48     —     

Other

     (187     (290     (10     —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Provision for income taxes

   $ 11,634      $ 2,534      $ 17,170      $ 609   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Changes in the valuation allowance reduced the income tax provision by $1.0 million in fiscal 2009.

Significant components of the Company’s deferred tax assets and liabilities are as follows:

 

     June 30,
2011
    June 30,
2010
 
     (In thousands)  

Deferred tax assets:

    

Bad debt reserve

   $ 558      $ 560   

Foreign insurance dividend

     —          132   

Paid-time-off accrual

     429        418   

Insurance reserve

     2,422        2,759   

Legal reserve

     263        1,817   

Noncompete amortization

     —          29   

Net operating loss benefit and credit carryforwards

     4,102        3,579   

Valuation allowance

     (774     (774

Accrued compensation and pension

     725        1,030   

Stock compensation expense on nonvested deferred shares

     821        596   

Accrued losses

     197        729   

Other—net

     132        284   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total deferred tax assets

     8,875        11,159   

Deferred tax liabilities:

    

Tax over book depreciation

     7,872        6,551   

Other—net

     1,185        714   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total deferred tax liabilities

     9,057        7,265   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net deferred tax asset/(liability)

   $ (182   $ 3,894   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

As reported in the consolidated balance sheets:

 

     June 30,
2011
    June 30,
2010
 
     (In thousands)  

Current deferred tax assets

   $ 5,607      $ 8,073   

Non-current deferred tax liabilities

     (5,789     (4,179
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net deferred tax asset/(liability)

   $ (182   $ 3,894   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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The Company has state operating loss carryforwards, state investment tax credit carryforwards and federal foreign tax credit carryforwards of which a portion relates to an acquisition. The valuation allowance at June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010 reduces the recognized tax benefit of these carryforwards to an amount that will more likely than not be realized. The carryforwards generally expire between 2017 and 2028.

The Company files tax returns in several taxing jurisdictions in the United States and Canada. With few exceptions, the Company is no longer subject to examination by taxing authorities through fiscal 2007. At June 30, 2011, the Company updated its evaluation of its open tax years in all known jurisdictions. Based on this evaluation, the Company did not identify any uncertain tax positions.

Note 8—Contingencies

Insurance Reserves

The Company maintains insurance coverage for various aspects of its operations. However, exposure to potential losses is retained through the use of deductibles, coverage limits and self-insured retentions.

Typically our contracts require us to indemnify our customers for injury, damage or loss arising from the performance of our services and provide for warranties for materials and workmanship. The Company may also be required to name the customer as an additional insured up to the limits of insurance available, or we may be required to purchase special insurance policies or surety bonds for specific customers or provide letters of credit in lieu of bonds to satisfy performance and financial guarantees on some projects. Matrix Service maintains a performance and payment bonding line sufficient to support the business. The Company generally requires its subcontractors to indemnify the Company and the Company’s customer and name the Company as an additional insured for activities arising out of the subcontractors’ work. We also require certain subcontractors to provide additional insurance policies, including surety bonds in favor of the Company, to secure the subcontractors’ work or as required by the subcontract.

There can be no assurance that our insurance and the additional insurance coverage provided by our subcontractors will fully protect us against a valid claim or loss under the contracts with our customers.

California Pay Practice Class Action Lawsuits

On December 8, 2008 (“December 2008 Action”) a class action lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County alleging that the Company’s subsidiary, Matrix Service Inc. (“MSI”), and any subsidiary or affiliated company within the State of California had a consistent policy of failing to pay overtime wages in violation of California state wage and hour laws. Specifically, the lawsuit alleged that the Company was requiring employees to work more than 8 hours per day and failing to compensate at a rate of time and one-half, failing to pay double time for all hours worked in excess of twelve in one day, and not paying all wages due at termination.

On September 1, 2009 (“September 2009 Action”) a second class action lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of California, Alameda County also alleging that MSI, and Matrix Service Company failed to comply with California state wage and hour laws. The September 2009 Action included similar allegations to the December 2008 Action but also alleged that the Company did not provide second meal periods for employees who worked more than 10 hours in a day, third rest periods for those who worked more than 10 hours in a day, complete and accurate itemized wage statements, compensation for all compensable travel time, and did not take bonus payments into account when calculating the regular rate, leading to incorrect overtime rates. The plaintiffs then amended the September 2009 Action to assert damages under the Private Attorney General’s Act. The September 2009 Action increased the size of the combined class to approximately 2,300 current and former employees.

Mediation was held on September 7, 2010. In mediation, the parties executed a Memorandum of Understanding awarding the plaintiffs $4.0 million (“September Settlement”). The award was in addition to amounts previously paid to the class members of $1.9 million. The September Settlement resolved all class member claims included in the December 2008 Action and the September 2009 Action. As a result of these actions and the related settlement, the Company recorded a cumulative charge of $6.1 million, of which $5.1 million was recorded in fiscal 2010 and $1.0 million was recorded in fiscal 2009.

 

       

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)

 

On January 20, 2011 the Company received final court approval of the September Settlement. Final payments of $4.1 million were made, which included $4.0 million deposited with the claim administrator in December 2010 and $0.1 million for applicable payroll taxes submitted in February 2011.

Unapproved Change Orders and Claims

As of June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010, costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts included revenues for unapproved change orders of $5.1 million and $3.0 million, respectively. There were no claims included in costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts at June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010. Generally, collection of amounts related to unapproved change orders and claims is expected within twelve months. However, customers may not pay these amounts until final resolution of related claims, and accordingly, collection of these amounts may extend beyond one year.

Other

The Company and its subsidiaries are participants in various other legal actions. It is the opinion of management that none of the known legal actions will have a material impact on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or liquidity.

Note 9—Leases

Operating Leases

The Company is the lessee under operating leases covering real estate and office equipment under non-cancelable operating lease agreements that expire at various times. Future minimum lease payments under non-cancelable operating leases that were in effect at June 30, 2011 total $10.8 million and are payable as follows: fiscal 2012—$3.3 million; fiscal 2013—$2.9 million; fiscal 2014—$2.2 million; fiscal 2015—$1.7 million; fiscal 2016—$0.7 million and no obligations thereafter. Operating lease expense was $3.6 million, $3.3 million and $2.7 million for the twelve months ended June 30, 2011, June 30, 2010 and May 31, 2009 and $0.3 million for the one month ended June 30, 2009.

Capital Leases

The Company leases copiers, printers, and passenger vehicles under various non-cancelable lease agreements. Minimum lease payments have been capitalized and the related assets and obligations recorded using various interest rates. The assets are depreciated on a straight line method over their lease term. Interest expense is recognized using the effective interest method.

The following table is a summary of future obligations under capital leases:

 

     Minimum Lease Payments  
     (In thousands)  

For the year ending June 30:

  

2012

   $ 268   

2013

     44   

2014

     —     

2015

     —     

2016 and thereafter

     —     
  

 

 

 

Total payments

     312   

Amount representing interest

     12   
  

 

 

 

Total obligation

     300   

Current portion

     262   
  

 

 

 

Long-term capital lease obligation

   $ 38   
  

 

 

 

Assets with a cost of $1.6 million and $4.2 million have been capitalized under capital lease arrangements at June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010. The net book value of these assets was $0.3 million at June 30, 2011 and $1.2 million at June 30, 2010.

 

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Note 10—Stockholders’ Equity

Preferred Stock

The Company has 5.0 million shares of preferred stock authorized, none of which was issued or outstanding at June 30, 2011 or June 30, 2010.

Treasury Shares

On February 4, 2009 our Board of Directors authorized a stock buyback program (“February 2009 Program”) that allows the Company to purchase up to 3,000,000 shares of common stock provided that such purchases do not exceed $25.0 million in any calendar year commencing in calendar year 2009 and continuing through calendar year 2012. The February 2009 Program replaced the previous stock buyback program that had been in effect since October 2000. The Company has not purchased any common shares under either program in fiscal 2011, 2010, 2009 or the June Transition Period.

In addition to the stock buyback program, Matrix Service may withhold shares of common stock to satisfy the tax withholding obligation upon vesting of an employee’s deferred shares. Any shares withheld are returned to treasury and are available for future issuance. The Company withheld 30,154 and 49,138 shares of common stock during fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010, respectively, to satisfy these obligations. The Company has 1,417,539 treasury shares as of June 30, 2011 and intends to utilize these treasury shares solely in connection with equity awards under the Company’s stock incentive plans.

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) is the result of the foreign currency translation adjustment recorded when the financial statements of our Canadian dollar functional currency operations are converted to the U.S. dollar reporting currency.

Note 11—Stock-Based Compensation

Total stock-based compensation expense for the twelve months ended June 30, 2011, June 30, 2010, and May 31, 2009 was $2.4 million, $2.1 million and $2.2 million, respectively. Stock-based compensation expense for the one month ended June 30, 2009 totaled $0.2 million. Measured but unrecognized stock-based compensation expense at June 30, 2011 was $6.4 million, all of which related to nonvested deferred shares. These amounts are expected to be recognized as expense over a weighted average period of 2.2 years. The recognized tax benefit related to the stock-based compensation expense for the 12 months ended June 30, 2011, June 30, 2010 and May 31, 2009 totaled $0.9 million, $0.7 million and $0.7 million, respectively. The recognized tax benefit was $0.1 million for the one month ended June 30, 2009.

Plan Information

The Company’s 2004 Stock Incentive Plan (“2004 Plan”) provides stock-based incentives for officers, other key employees and directors. Stock options, restricted stock units, stock appreciation rights and performance shares can be issued under this plan. Awards totaling 2,300,000 shares have been authorized under this plan, of which approximately 895,000 shares were available for grant at June 30, 2011.

Stock Options

Stock options are granted at the market value of the Company’s common stock on the grant date and expire after 10 years. Employee stock options generally vest annually, in equal increments, over a five-year period beginning one year after the grant date. Options granted to non-employee directors generally vest annually, in equal installments, over a two-year period beginning one year after the grant date. The Company’s policy is to issue shares upon the exercise of stock options from its treasury shares, if available. The Company has not granted stock options since fiscal 2006 and all previously issued stock options have vested.

 

       

 

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Stock option activity and related information for the year ended June 30, 2011 is as follows:

 

     Number of
Options
     Weighted- Average
Remaining
Contractual Life
     Weighted- Average
Exercise Price
     Aggregate
Intrinsic Value
 
            (Years)             (In thousands)  

Outstanding at June 30, 2010

     324,180         4.1       $ 8.03      

Granted

     —            $ —        

Exercised

     32,000          $ 5.17       $ 218   
           

 

 

 

Cancelled

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