Aegion Corporation Reports 2020 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results

CHESTERFIELD, Missouri, UNITED STATES


ST. LOUIS, March 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aegion Corporation (NASDAQ:AEGN), a leading provider of infrastructure maintenance, rehabilitation and protection solutions, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Highlights

  • Q4’20 earnings per diluted share from continuing operations were $0.26 compared to a loss per diluted share of $0.50 in Q4’19. Q4’20 adjusted (non-GAAP)1 earnings per diluted share from continuing operations were $0.31 compared to $0.32 in Q4’19.

  • FY’20 earnings per diluted share from continuing operations were $0.75 compared to a loss per diluted share of $0.82 in FY’19. FY’20 adjusted (non-GAAP)1 earnings per diluted share from continuing operations were $1.05 compared to $1.02 in FY’19.

  • FY’20 revenues from continuing operations were $808 million. The core Insituform North America business grew revenues by 6% year over year, helping to offset declines primarily related to business exits as well as COVID-related project deferrals on larger international coating projects.

  • FY’20 adjusted1 gross profit margins from continuing operations were 24.6%, increasing 70 basis points from the prior year, primarily driven by improved profitability in the North America Insituform and Corrpro businesses.

  • FY’20 adjusted1 operating expenses from continuing operations declined 11% as a result of cost reductions across both operating segments and corporate spending.

  • FY’20 adjusted1 operating income from continuing operations of $57 million increased 7% year over year, driven by a 100 basis-point increase in adjusted operating margins.

  • Full-year operating cash flows of $111 million were 40% higher than the prior year, enabling $56 million of debt paydown.

Adjusted (non-GAAP) results exclude certain charges related to the Company’s restructuring activities, divestiture-related activities, impairment of assets held for sale, project warranty accruals, credit facility amendment fees and impacts from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Reconciliation of adjusted results is included below.

“Our improved performance from continuing operations in the face of unprecedented market disruption demonstrates the resiliency and commitment of our employees globally as well as the critical need for our products and services,” said Charles R. Gordon, Aegion President and Chief Executive Officer.

“It’s also a testament to the strength of our cornerstone Insituform business, which celebrates 50 years of market leadership this year and continues to be an innovator and thought leader in the trenchless municipal pipeline rehabilitation market. As we move forward, we are continuing to advance our strategy of providing differentiated pipeline rehabilitation and protection technologies for the benefit of public health and the environment.”

Energy Services Segment Planned Divestiture
In December 2020, the Company’s board of directors approved a plan to sell its Energy Services segment. As a result, the operating results of the former Energy Services segment are presented as discontinued operations and, as such, have been excluded from both continuing operations and segment results for the quarters and years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

New Mountain Transaction
On February 16, 2021, the Company announced that it had entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by affiliates of New Mountain Capital, L.L.C., a leading growth-oriented investment firm headquartered in New York, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $963 million that will result in Aegion becoming a private company. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Aegion stockholders will receive $26.00 per share in cash, less any applicable withholding taxes, upon completion of the transaction. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021 and is subject to Aegion stockholder approval, regulatory approvals and other customer closing conditions.

In light of the proposed transaction, Aegion will not host a conference call to discuss earnings results or be providing a financial outlook.

Additional information on Aegion’s 2020 full year financial results can be found in the Form 10-K once it has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


AEGION CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share amounts)

 Quarters Ended December 31, Years Ended December 31,
 2020 2019 2020 2019
Revenues$205,481  $224,822  $807,764  $885,887 
Cost of revenues 153,877   171,644   611,305   680,886 
Gross profit 51,604   53,178   196,459   205,001 
Operating expenses 36,184   43,896   147,523   168,778 
Impairment of assets held for sale 830   11,481   172   23,427 
Acquisition and divestiture expenses 1,425   616   3,614   3,375 
Restructuring and related charges 298   2,807   4,162   8,188 
Operating income (loss) 12,867   (5,622)  40,988   1,233 
Other income (expense):               
Interest expense (2,729)  (2,742)  (12,483)  (11,358)
Interest income 424   224   1,125   1,038 
Other (1,197)  (3,968)  437   (10,893)
Total other expense (3,502)  (6,486)  (10,921)  (21,213)
Income (loss) before taxes (benefit) 9,365   (12,108)  30,067   (19,980)
Taxes (benefit) on income (loss) 716   2,324   5,267   4,010 
Income (loss) from continuing operations 8,649   (14,432)  24,800   (23,990)
Income (loss) from discontinued operations (13,804)  773   (55,156)  4,542 
Net loss (5,155)  (13,659)  (30,356)  (19,448)
Non-controlling interests income (456)  (902)  (1,505)  (1,444)
Net loss attributable to Aegion Corporation$(5,611) $(14,561) $(31,861) $(20,892)
                
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to Aegion Corporation:               
Basic:               
Income (loss) from continuing operations$0.27  $(0.50) $0.76  $(0.82)
Income (loss) from discontinued operations (0.45)  0.03   (1.80)  0.15 
Net loss$(0.18) $(0.47) $(1.04) $(0.67)
Diluted:               
Income (loss) from continuing operations$0.26  $(0.50) $0.75  $(0.82)
Income (loss) from discontinued operations (0.44)  0.03   (1.77)  0.15 
Net loss$(0.18) $(0.47) $(1.02) $(0.67)


AEGION CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share amounts)

  December 31, 
  2020  2019 
Assets        
Current assets        
Cash and cash equivalents $94,848  $64,874 
Restricted cash  765   1,348 
Receivables, net of allowances of $4,004 and $6,404, respectively  133,394   153,484 
Retainage  32,807   33,103 
Contract assets  44,026   42,973 
Inventories  44,889   57,193 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  33,675   31,329 
Assets held for sale  92,850   168,799 
Total current assets  477,254   553,103 
Property, plant & equipment, less accumulated depreciation  92,900   94,886 
Other assets        
Goodwill  210,665   208,858 
Intangible assets, less accumulated amortization  58,869   67,875 
Operating lease assets  52,421   60,246 
Deferred income tax assets  448   1,216 
Other non-current assets  8,890   9,329 
Total other assets  331,293   347,524 
Total Assets $901,447  $995,513 
         
Liabilities and Equity        
Current liabilities        
Accounts payable $51,469  $54,100 
Accrued expenses  59,664   67,852 
Operating lease liabilities  14,147   14,204 
Contract liabilities  37,569   37,517 
Current maturities of long-term debt  25,811   32,803 
Liabilities held for sale  36,148   37,900 
Total current liabilities  224,808   244,376 
Long-term debt, less current maturities  193,988   243,629 
Other liabilities        
Operating lease liabilities  38,724   46,059 
Deferred income tax liabilities  10,344   11,254 
Other non-current liabilities  25,218   15,102 
Total other liabilities  74,286   72,415 
Total liabilities  493,082   560,420 
         
Equity        
Preferred stock, undesignated, $.10 par – shares authorized 2,000,000; none outstanding      
Common stock, $.01 par – shares authorized 125,000,000; shares issued and outstanding 30,640,150 and 30,715,959, respectively  306   307 
Additional paid-in capital  102,001   101,148 
Retained earnings  327,137   358,998 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (29,847)  (32,694)
Total stockholders’ equity  399,597   427,759 
Non-controlling interests  8,768   7,334 
Total equity  408,365   435,093 
Total Liabilities and Equity $901,447  $995,513 


AEGION CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)

  Years Ended December 31, 
  2020  2019  2018 
Cash flows from operating activities:            
Net income (loss) $(30,356) $(19,448) $3,087 
(Income) loss from discontinued operations  55,156   (4,542)  (5,859)
   24,800   (23,990)  (2,772)
Adjustments to reconcile to net cash provided by operating activities:            
Depreciation and amortization  28,702   28,673   30,744 
(Gain) loss on sale of fixed assets  (349)  (662)  177 
Equity-based compensation expense  9,919   7,751   7,838 
Deferred income taxes  (1,001)  3,146   (648)
Non-cash restructuring charges  1,202   12,717   13,814 
Goodwill impairment        1,389 
Definite-lived intangible asset impairment        2,169 
Impairment of assets held for sale  1,259   23,427    
(Gain) loss on sale of businesses  (14)     7,048 
Loss on foreign currency transactions  844   503   623 
Other  457   (744)  733 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:            
Receivables net, retainage and contract assets  22,454   7,549   8,202 
Inventories  9,999   (3,413)  2,306 
Prepaid expenses and other assets  (2,481  4,642   1,866 
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and operating lease liabilities  (10,313)  (5,755)  (6,324)
Contract liabilities  (289)  5,302   (22,728)
Other operating  6,997   763   290 
Net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations  92,186   59,909   44,727 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities of discontinued operations  18,529   18,905   (5,058)
Net cash provided by operating activities  110,715   78,814   39,669 
             
Cash flows from investing activities:            
Capital expenditures  (16,559)  (25,335)  (27,461)
Proceeds from sale of fixed assets  1,565   1,332   3,014 
Patent expenditures  (299)  (293)  (299)
Sale of businesses, net of cash disposed  3,602      37,942 
Other acquisition activity        (6,000)
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities of continuing operations  (11,691)  (24,296)  7,196 
Net cash used in investing activities of discontinued operations  (2,972)  (3,430)  (6,031)
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities  (14,663)  (27,726)  1,165 
             
Cash flows from financing activities:            
Proceeds from issuance of common stock upon stock option exercises     956    
Repurchase of common stock  (9,071)  (30,393)  (25,775)
Investments from non-controlling interest  131       
Distributions to non-controlling interests  (153)  (1,609)   
Credit facility amendment fees  (1,995)     (1,657)
Proceeds from (payments on) notes payable, net     (273)  234 
Payments on line of credit, net  (24,000)  (7,000)  (7,000)
Principal payments on long-term debt  (32,033)  (28,438)  (26,250)
Net cash used in financing activities  (67,121)  (66,757)  (60,448)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash  460   (2,995)  (4,045)
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash for the year 29,391   (18,664)  (23,659)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of year  66,222   84,886   108,545 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of year $95,613  $66,222  $84,886 


Statement of Operations Reconciliation
(Unaudited)  (Non-GAAP)

For the Quarter Ended December 31, 2020

(in thousands, except earnings per share)Gross
Profit
Operating
Expenses
Operating
Income
Income
Before
Taxes
Taxes on
Income
Income
from
Continuing
Operations
Diluted
Earnings per
Share from
Continuing
Operations
As Reported (GAAP)$      51,604 $     36,184 $     12,867$      9,365$          716$       8,649$         0.26
Items Affecting Comparability:       
Restructuring Charges(1)               (53)         (1,838)          2,083         2,999          1,815          1,184            0.04
Divestiture Related Expenses(2)                 —                 —           2,255         2,350          1,924             426            0.01
Credit Facility Fees(3)                 —                 —                —              19                 5               14               —
As Adjusted (Non-GAAP)$      51,551 $     34,346 $     17,205$    14,733$       4,460$     10,273$         0.31

(1) Includes the following non-GAAP adjustments: (i) pre-tax restructuring credits for cost of revenues of $53 primarily related to inventory recoveries; (ii) pre-tax restructuring charges for operating expenses of $1,838 primarily related to wind-down expenses, fixed asset disposals and other restructuring-related charges; (iii) pre-tax restructuring and related charges of $298 related to employee severance, extension of benefits, employment assistance programs and early contract termination costs; and (iv) pre-tax restructuring charges for other expense of $916 related to the release of cumulative currency translation adjustments and net losses on disposal of certain restructured operations.

(2) Includes the following non-GAAP adjustments: (i) pre-tax charges of $830 related to the impairment of held for sale assets (parcels of land located near the Company’s corporate headquarters, net of recoveries of previously reserved customer receivables in our held for sale operations); and (ii) pre-tax charges of $1,425 incurred primarily in connection with the Company’s planned divestiture of its held for sale operations.

(3) Includes pre-tax non-GAAP adjustments of $19 related to certain out-of-pocket expenses associated with amending the Company’s credit facility.


For the Quarter Ended December 31, 2019

(in thousands, except earnings per share)Gross
Profit
Operating
Expenses
Operating
Income (Loss)
Income (Loss)
Before
Taxes
Taxes
(Benefit) on
Income (Loss)
Income (Loss)
from
Continuing
Operations
Diluted
Earnings
(Loss) per
Share from
Continuing
Operations
As Reported (GAAP)$      53,178$     43,896 $      (5,622)$   (12,108)$       2,324 $    (14,432)$         (0.50)
Items Affecting Comparability:       
Restructuring Charges(1)           1,901         (4,394)          9,102        12,870             (595)        13,465              0.44 
Divestiture Related Expenses(2)                 —                —         12,097        12,097              115         11,982              0.38 
As Adjusted (Non-GAAP)$      55,079$     39,502 $     15,577 $    12,859 $       1,844 $     11,015 $          0.32 

(1) Includes the following non-GAAP adjustments: (i) pre-tax restructuring charges for cost of revenues of $1,901 primarily related to inventory write offs; (ii) pre-tax restructuring charges for operating expenses of $4,394 primarily related to wind-down expenses, fixed asset disposals and other restructuring-related charges; (iii) pre-tax restructuring and related charges of $2,807 related to employee severance, extension of benefits, employment assistance programs and early contract termination costs; and (iv) pre-tax restructuring charges for other expense of $3,768 related to the release of cumulative currency translation adjustments and net losses on disposal of certain restructured operations.

(2) Includes the following non-GAAP adjustments: (i) pre-tax charges of $11,481 related to the impairment of held for sale assets (CIPP operations in Spain and the Netherlands and parcels of land located near the Company’s corporate headquarters); and (ii) pre-tax charges of $616 incurred primarily in connection with the Company’s divestitures of its held for sale operations.


Statement of Operations Reconciliation
(Unaudited)  (Non-GAAP)

For the Year Ended December 31, 2020

(in thousands, except earnings per share)Gross
Profit
Operating
Expenses
Operating
Income
Income
Before
Taxes
Taxes on
Income
Income
from
Continuing
Operations
Diluted
Earnings per
Share from
Continuing
Operations
As Reported (GAAP)$    196,459$   147,523 $     40,988$    30,067$       5,267$     24,800$          0.75
Items Affecting Comparability:       
Restructuring Charges(1)           2,021         (5,950)        12,133       11,279          3,297          7,982             0.24
Divestiture Related Expenses(2)                 —                —           3,786         3,772          2,212          1,560             0.05
Credit Facility Fees(3)                 —                —                —            688             150             538             0.01
As Adjusted (Non-GAAP)$    198,480$   141,573 $     56,907$    45,806$     10,926$     34,880$          1.05

(1)  Includes the following non-GAAP adjustments: (i) pre-tax restructuring charges for cost of revenues of $2,021 primarily related to inventory write offs; (ii) pre-tax restructuring charges for operating expenses of $5,950 primarily related to wind-down expenses, fixed asset disposals and other restructuring-related charges; (iii) pre-tax restructuring and related charges of $4,162 related to employee severance, extension of benefits, employment assistance programs and early contract termination costs; and (iv) other income of $854 related to the release of cumulative currency translation adjustments and net gains on disposal of certain restructured operations.

(2)  Includes the following non-GAAP adjustments: (i) pre-tax charges of $172 related to the impairment of held for sale assets (parcels of land located near the Company’s corporate headquarters, net of recoveries of previously reserved customer receivables in our held for sale operations); and (ii) pre-tax charges of $3,614 incurred primarily in connection with the Company’s planned divestiture of its held for sale operations.

(3)  Includes pre-tax non-GAAP adjustments of $688 related to certain out-of-pocket expenses and acceleration of certain unamortized fees associated with amending the Company’s credit facility.


For the Year Ended December 31, 2019

(in thousands, except earnings per share)Gross
Profit
Operating
Expenses
Operating
Income
Income (Loss)
Before
Taxes
Taxes on
Income (Loss)
Income (Loss)
from
Continuing
Operations
Diluted
Earnings
(Loss) per
Share from
Continuing
Operations
As Reported (GAAP)$    205,001$   168,778 $       1,233$   (19,980)$       4,010$    (23,990)$         (0.82)
Items Affecting Comparability:       
Restructuring Charges(1)           2,338         (9,924)        20,450       30,680           2,219        28,461              0.91 
Divestiture Related Expenses(2)                 —                —         26,802       26,802              702        26,100              0.83 
Warranty Accrual(3)           4,429                —           4,429         4,429           1,169          3,260              0.10 
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act(4)                 —              (63)               63              63                17               46                 — 
As Adjusted (Non-GAAP)$    211,768$   158,791 $     52,977$    41,994 $       8,117$     33,877 $          1.02 

(1) Includes the following non-GAAP adjustments: (i) pre-tax restructuring charges for cost of revenues of $2,338 primarily related to inventory write offs; (ii) pre-tax restructuring charges for operating expenses of $9,924 primarily related to wind-down expenses, fixed asset disposals and other restructuring-related charges; (iii) pre-tax restructuring and related charges of $8,188 related to employee severance, extension of net benefits, employment assistance programs and early lease and contract termination costs; (iv) pre-tax restructuring charges for other expense of $10,230 related to the release of cumulative currency translation adjustments and losses on disposal of certain restructured operations.

(2) Includes the following non-GAAP adjustments: (i) pre-tax charges of $23,427 related to the impairment of held for sale assets (CIPP operations in Australia, Spain and the Netherlands, Corrpower, United Mexico and parcels of land located near the Company’s corporate headquarters); and (ii) pre-tax charges of $3,375 incurred primarily in connection with the Company’s divestitures of its held for sale operations.

(3) Includes non-GAAP adjustments for estimated project remediation charges related to a cured-in-place pipe project in the North American operations of Infrastructure Solutions.

(4) Includes non-GAAP adjustments related to professional fees resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.


Selected Segment Financial Highlights
(in thousands)

 Quarter Ended December 31, 2020Quarter Ended December 31, 2019
 As Reported
(GAAP)
 Adjustments
(1)
 As Adjusted
(Non-GAAP)
As Reported
(GAAP)
 Adjustments
(2)
 As Adjusted
(Non-GAAP)
Revenues:          
Infrastructure Solutions$        142,833  $              —  $       142,833 $     147,728  $              — $      147,728 
Corrosion Protection             62,648                   —              62,648           77,094                   —            77,094 
Total Revenues$        205,481  $              —  $       205,481 $     224,822  $              — $      224,822 
           
Gross Profit:          
Infrastructure Solutions$          35,818  $             —  $         35,818 $       39,048  $           591 $        39,639 
Gross Profit Margin               25.1%                25.1%           26.4%               26.8%
Corrosion Protection             15,786                (53)             15,733           14,130             1,310            15,440 
Gross Profit Margin               25.2%                25.1%           18.3%               20.0%
Total Gross Profit$          51,604  $           (53) $         51,551 $       53,178  $        1,901 $        55,079 
Gross Profit Margin               25.1%                25.1%           23.7%               24.5%
           
Operating Income (Loss):          
Infrastructure Solutions$          20,042  $         (617) $         19,425 $         8,868  $      11,564 $        20,432 
Operating Margin               14.0%                13.6%             6.0%               13.8%
Corrosion Protection                  972             1,905                2,877          (2,374)            3,386              1,012 
Operating Margin                 1.6%                  4.6%           (3.1)%                 1.3%
Corporate             (8,147)            3,050             (5,097)       (12,116)            6,249           (5,867)
Operating Margin               (4.0)%                (2.5)%           (5.4)%               (2.6)%
Total Operating Income (Loss)$          12,867  $        4,338  $         17,205 $      (5,622) $      21,199 $        15,577 
Operating Margin                 6.3%                  8.4%           (2.5)%                 6.9%

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(1) Includes non-GAAP adjustments related to:

  • Infrastructure Solutions - (i) pre-tax restructuring charges associated with severance and benefit related costs, early contract termination costs, fixed asset disposals and other restructuring charges; (ii) acquisition and divestiture expenses; and (iii) recoveries of previously reserved customer receivables in our held for sale operations.
  • Corrosion Protection - pre-tax restructuring charges associated with severance and benefit related costs, early contract termination costs and other restructuring charges.
  • Corporate - (i) pre-tax restructuring charges primarily associated with severance and benefit related costs, legal expenses and other restructuring charges; (ii) divestiture expenses related to held for sale entities; and (iii) impairment of assets held for sale.

(2) Includes non-GAAP adjustments related to:

  • Infrastructure Solutions - (i) pre-tax restructuring charges associated with severance and benefit related costs, early contract termination costs, fixed asset disposals and other restructuring charges; (ii) acquisition and divestiture expenses; and (iii) impairment of assets held for sale.
  • Corrosion Protection - (i) pre-tax restructuring charges associated with severance and benefit related costs, early contract termination costs, inventory write offs and other restructuring charges; (ii) acquisition and divestiture expenses; and (iii) impairment of assets held for sale.
  • Corporate - (i) pre-tax restructuring charges primarily associated with severance and benefit related costs, legal expenses and other restructuring charges; (ii) divestiture expenses related to held for sale entities; and (iii) impairment of assets held for sale.


Selected Segment Financial Highlights
(in thousands)

 Year Ended December 31, 2020Year Ended December 31, 2019
 As Reported
(GAAP)
 Adjustments
(1)
 As Adjusted
(Non-GAAP)
As Reported
(GAAP)
 Adjustments
(2)
 As Adjusted
(Non-GAAP)
Revenues:          
Infrastructure Solutions$        562,571  $              —  $       562,571 $     590,797  $              — $      590,797 
Corrosion Protection           245,193                   —            245,193         295,090                   —          295,090 
Total Revenues$        807,764  $              —  $       807,764 $     885,887  $              — $      885,887 
           
Gross Profit:          
Infrastructure Solutions$        144,213  $             69  $       144,282 $     144,074  $        4,898 $      148,972 
Gross Profit Margin               25.6%                25.6%           24.4%               25.2%
Corrosion Protection             52,246             1,952              54,198           60,927             1,869            62,796 
Gross Profit Margin               21.3%                22.1%           20.6%               21.3%
Total Gross Profit$        196,459  $        2,021  $       198,480 $     205,001  $        6,767 $      211,768 
Gross Profit Margin               24.3%                24.6%           23.1%               23.9%
           
Operating Income (Loss):          
Infrastructure Solutions$          78,098  $         (748) $         77,350 $       42,079  $      30,647 $        72,726 
Operating Margin               13.9%                13.7%             7.1%               12.3%
Corrosion Protection             (6,133)            9,543                3,410          (5,635)          10,754              5,119 
Operating Margin               (2.5)%                  1.4%           (1.9)%                 1.7%
Corporate           (30,977)            7,124           (23,853)       (35,211)          10,343         (24,868)
Operating Margin               (3.8)%                (3.0)%           (4.0)%               (2.8)%
Total Operating Income$          40,988  $      15,919  $         56,907 $         1,233  $      51,744 $        52,977 
Operating Margin                 5.1%                  7.0%             0.1%                 6.0%

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(1) Includes non-GAAP adjustments related to:

  • Infrastructure Solutions - (i) pre-tax restructuring charges associated with severance and benefit related costs, early contract termination costs, fixed asset disposals and other restructuring charges; (ii) acquisition and divestiture expenses; and (iii) recoveries of previously reserved customer receivables in our held for sale operations.
  • Corrosion Protection - pre-tax restructuring charges associated with severance and benefit related costs, early contract termination costs, inventory write offs and other restructuring charges.
  • Corporate - (i) pre-tax restructuring charges primarily associated with severance and benefit related costs, legal expenses and other restructuring charges; (ii) divestiture expenses related to held for sale entities; and (iii) impairment of assets held for sale.

(2)   Includes non-GAAP adjustments related to:

  • Infrastructure Solutions - (i) pre-tax restructuring charges associated with severance and benefit related costs, early contract termination costs, fixed asset disposals and other restructuring charges; (ii) acquisition and divestiture expenses; (iii) project warranty accrual; and (iv) impairment of assets held for sale.
  • Corrosion Protection - (i) pre-tax restructuring charges associated with severance and benefit related costs, early contract termination costs, inventory write offs and other restructuring charges; (ii) acquisition and divestiture expenses; and (iii) impairment of assets held for sale.
  • Corporate - (i) pre-tax restructuring charges primarily associated with severance and benefit related costs, legal expenses and other restructuring charges; (ii) divestiture expenses related to held for sale entities; and (iii) impairment of assets held for sale.


About Aegion Corporation (NASDAQ:  AEGN)
Aegion combines innovative technologies with market-leading expertise to maintain, rehabilitate and strengthen infrastructure around the world. For 50 years, the Company has played a pioneering role in finding innovative solutions to rehabilitate aging infrastructure, primarily pipelines in the wastewater, water, energy, mining and refining industries. Aegion also maintains the efficient operation of refineries and other industrial facilities. Aegion is committed to Stronger. Safer. Infrastructure.®  More information about Aegion can be found at www.aegion.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
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Additional Information and Where to Find It

This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. This communication may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the proposed merger between Merger Sub and the Company. In connection with the proposed transaction, the Company plans to file a proxy statement with the SEC. STOCKHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO AND ANY DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE THEREIN) AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION THAT THE COMPANY WILL FILE WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND THE PARTIES TO THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Stockholders and investors will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement and other relevant materials (when they become available) and other documents filed by the Company at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the proxy statement (when they become available) and the filings that will be incorporated by reference therein may also be obtained, without charge, by contacting the Company’s Investor Relations at kcason@aegion.com or 1.800.325.1159.

Participants in Solicitation
The Company and its directors, executive officers and certain employees, may be deemed, under SEC rules, to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction.  Information regarding the Company’s directors and executive officers is available in its proxy statement filed with the SEC on March 6, 2020.  Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the proxy statement and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC (when they become available).  These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Aegion has presented certain information in this release excluding certain items that impacted income, expense and earnings per share. The adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations in the quarters and years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 exclude charges related to the Company’s restructuring activities, acquisition and divestiture-related expenses, impairment of assets held for sale, project warranty accruals, credit facility amendment fees and impacts related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Aegion management uses such non-GAAP information internally to evaluate financial performance for Aegion’s operations because Aegion’s management believes such non-GAAP information allows management to more accurately compare Aegion’s ongoing performance across periods. As such, Aegion’s management believes that providing non-GAAP financial information to Aegion’s investors is useful because it allows investors to evaluate Aegion’s performance using the same methodology and information used by Aegion management.

Aegion® and Stronger. Safer. Infrastructure.® and the associated logos are the registered trademarks of Aegion Corporation and its affiliates.

For more information, contact:

Aegion Corporation
Katie Cason
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Communications
636-530-8000 
kcason@aegion.com