USA: Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation Reports Record 2010 Full Year Results

 

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of commercial and industrial demolition services, today reported financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2010.

President & Chief Financial Officer Bruce Biemeck said, “Great Lakes delivered another record year, resulting in net income attributable to Great Lakes for the year ended December 31, 2010 of $34.6 million, nearly double that of 2009. The results in 2010 were driven by increased fleet employment throughout the year and improved average margins on projects. During the second half of 2010, we worked on the berm construction project related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. We are proud of our response to this important undertaking, and our contributions to constructing the sand berms off the Louisiana coast. One of our vessels continues to work on this project in the first quarter of 2011.”

“We ended 2010 with the $45 million acquisition of L.W. Matteson, Inc. (“Matteson”), a maintenance dredging, environmental dredging and levee construction company headquartered in Burlington, IA. Matteson fits well into our strategy of growing the Company through opportunities that are complementary to our skill sets. In addition, Matteson performs levee and lake dredging with its smaller portable dredges, a market in which Great Lakes has not competed since our business evolved into larger special purpose equipment. Matteson will be a part of our new Rivers and Lakes market in 2011. The integration of the business in the first two months has gone well, and we anticipate this acquisition will be accretive to earnings and EBITDA in 2011.”

Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Berger added “In addition to the improved operating results and the exciting addition of Matteson to the Great Lakes family, in January 2011 we issued $250 million of senior unsecured notes and subsequently redeemed our $175 million senior subordinated notes. The interest rate on the newly issued notes is 37.5 basis points less than the interest rate on the redeemed notes and extends the maturity of the debt from 2013 to 2019. In addition, the covenant package associated with this new debt provides greater flexibility to accommodate our strategic plan for growth. The Company continues to maintain low net leverage while the notes provide us with additional capital for expansion.”

2010 Fourth Quarter Operating Results: Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation

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Source: businesswire, February 22, 2011

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