ST. ALBERT, AB, March 15, 2018 /CNW/ – Enterprise Group, Inc. (“Enterprise,” or “the Company”) [TSX: E], a consolidator of services to the energy sector; focused primarily on construction services and specialized equipment rental, today released its Q4 2017 and FY2017 results.Enterprise experienced a meaningful increase in activity from its existing customers coupled with a substantial increase in the number of new customers. Although activity during the year has increased, price reductions implemented throughout the industry in 2015 and 2016 are still in place.
Enterprise’s high level of service combined with its expertise and specialized equipment has allowed the Company to successfully navigate during this economic downturn. Revenue for the three months ended December 31, 2017 of $10,687,760 increased by $2,361,114 or 28% compared to the prior period. Gross margin declined to 27% and EBITDA increased to $2,566,045 for the three months ended December 31, 2017. Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2017 of $37,677,118 increased by $8,953,533 or 31% compared to the prior period. Gross margin for the year ended December 31, 2017 slightly increased to 25%. EBITDA for the three months and year ended December 31, 2017 of $2,566,045 and $7,039,984 respectively, increased from higher activity levels combined with reductions in interest charges and general and administrative expenses when compared to the prior period.
During 2017, the Company integrated and upgraded its financial and reporting systems along with its rental fleet tracking and deployment system. Immediate efficiencies and cost savings were experienced after implementing these systems. Further enhancements to these systems will continue in 2018.
Over the last 2 years, the Company has made significant improvements to its statement of financial position and overall total debt. At December 31, 2017, after adjusting for goodwill and deferred taxes, the Company has assets in excess of total debt of approximately $51,000,000 or $0.92 per share. Enterprise will continue to look for opportunities to improve its financial position and opportunities that will allow the Company to diversify and expand.
About Enterprise Group, Inc.
Enterprise Group, Inc. is a consolidator of construction services companies operating in the energy, utility and transportation infrastructure industries. The Company’s focus is primarily construction services and specialized equipment rental. The Company’s strategy is to acquire complementary service companies in Western Canada, consolidating capital, management, and human resources to support continued growth. More information is available at the Company’s website www.enterprisegrp.ca. Corporate filings can be found on www.sedar.com
Forward Looking Information
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The Company uses International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). EBITDAS is not a measure that has any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and is therefore referred to as a non-IFRS measure. This news release contains references to EBITDAS. This non-IFRS measure used by the Company may not be comparable to a similar measure used by other companies. Management believes that in addition to net income, EBITDAS is a useful supplemental measure as it provides an indication of the results generated by the Company’s principal business activities prior to consideration of how those activities are financed or how the results are taxed. EBITDAS is calculated as net income excluding depreciation, amortization, interest, taxes and stock based compensation.