Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Announces Second Quarter 2022 Results

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc. (Nasdaq: IEA) (“IEA” or the “Company”), a leading infrastructure company with renewable energy and specialty civil expertise, today announced results for the second quarter 2022.

(As compared to the Second Quarter 2021)

  • On July 25, 2022, Announced Agreement to be Acquired by MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ)
  • Total Revenues of $680.6 million, +21.5% y/y
  • Renewables Backlog of $2.4 billion, +29.2% y/y
  • Total Backlog of $3.5 billion, +27.1% y/y
  • Net Income of $17.0 million, versus $4.7 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $40.5 million, +13.6%

Revenue increased by 21.5% on a year-over-year basis in the second quarter 2022, supported by double-digit growth across both the Renewables and Specialty Civil segments. Renewables segment revenue increased 18.3% on a year-over-year basis in the second quarter, including second quarter solar revenue growth of 126.8% and a decline in wind revenue of 18.5%. Specialty Civil segment revenue increased 31.5% on a year-over-year basis in the second quarter, driven by continued strength in environmental revenue and heavy civil, partially offset by a decline in rail revenue.  

For the three months ended June 30, 2022, the Company reported net income of $17.0 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, versus net income of $4.7 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2021. Second quarter results include a $4.6 million pre-tax benefit related to a fair value adjustment of an outstanding warrant liability.

Second quarter Adjusted EBITDA benefited from increased revenue growth in both the Renewables and Specialty Civil segments; however, inflationary pressures and supply chain issues continued to increase project costs. For a reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA, please see the appendix to this release.

As of June 30, 2022, total backlog increased to $3.5 billion, versus $2.9 billion at the end of the fourth quarter 2021. Next twelve-month backlog was $2.2 billion, an increase from $2.1 billion at the end of fourth quarter 2021, and up 24.0% from the prior-year period.  


Revenue and Gross Profit by segment was as follows:

 For the quarters ended June 30,
(in thousands) 2022   2021 
SegmentRevenue% of Total Revenue Revenue% of Total Revenue
Renewables$502,70373.9% $424,85475.8%
Specialty Civil 177,89426.1%  135,29424.2%
Total revenue$680,597100.0% $560,148100.0%

 For the quarters ended June 30,
(in thousands) 2022   2021 
SegmentGross ProfitGross Profit Margin Gross ProfitGross Profit Margin
Renewables$44,7978.9% $42,88310.1%
Specialty Civil 16,7679.4%  10,6007.8%
Total gross profit$61,5649.0% $53,4839.5%

Renewables Segment revenue totaled $502.7 million during the second quarter 2022, an increase of 18.3% compared to the prior year. The strength in the Company’s solar business continued, with revenues more than doubling from the prior year period, while wind revenues declined during the second quarter. Renewables Segment gross profit was $44.8 million, or 8.9% of revenue, for the second quarter of 2022, compared to $42.9 million, or 10.1% of revenue, for the same period in 2021. The decrease in gross profit margin percentage for the Renewables Segment was primarily due to the inflationary impact of labor, supply chain, fuel, and certain commodities which increased estimated future costs and decreased project margins. To a lesser extent, the decrease was driven by increased man hours, resulting in higher warranty and insurance costs.

Specialty Civil Segment revenue totaled $177.9 million, an increase of 31.5% year-over-year, due to growth in environmental and heavy civil. While rail revenues remained under pressure during the second quarter, bidding activity has started to improve. Specialty Civil Segment gross profit was $16.8 million, or 9.4% of revenue, for the second quarter of 2022, as compared to $10.6 million, or 7.8% of revenue, for the same period in 2021. The increase in gross profit percentage was primarily due to improved overhead cost absorption given the strong revenue growth and a more favorable project mix.


As of June 30, 2022, the Company had $46.5 million of cash and cash equivalents and total debt of $401.4 million, consisting of the $300.0 million senior unsecured notes, $30.0 million of borrowings under the Company’s credit facility, $2.3 million of commercial equipment notes, and $69.1 million of obligations, exclusive of associated interest, recognized under various finance leases for equipment. At the end of the quarter, the Company had $95.8 million of availability under its credit facility, net of borrowings and letters of credit. Combined with cash, total liquidity was $142.3 million.


IEA defines “backlog” as the amount of revenue the Company expects to realize from the uncompleted portions of existing construction contracts, including new contracts under which work has not begun and awarded contracts for which the definitive project documentation is being prepared. Backlog is not a term recognized under GAAP, although it is a common measurement used in the Company’s industry. IEA’s methodology for determining backlog may not be comparable to the methodologies used by others. See Item 1A. Risk Factors in the Company’s Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2021 and Part II, Item 1A. Risk Factors in the Company’s most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for a discussion of the risks associated with IEA’s backlog.

The following table summarizes the Company’s backlog by segment for the periods below:

(in millions)   
SegmentsJune 30, 2022December 31, 2021June 30, 2021
Renewables$2,404.4 $2,034.8 $1,861.1
Specialty Civil 1,105.8  881.3  900.7
Total$3,510.2 $2,916.1 $2,761.8

Total backlog at June 30, 2022 was $3.5 billion, an increase of $748.8 million, or 27.1% compared to the year-ago period. Renewables Segment backlog at June 30, 2022 was $2.4 billion, an increase of 29.2% compared to the prior year, as a result of strong growth in the solar market combined with steady performance in wind.

Specialty Civil backlog at June 30, 2022 was $1.1 billion, up 22.8% compared to last year due in large part to favorable market trends in environmental.

The Company expects to realize approximately $2.2 billion of its estimated backlog during the next twelve months, an increase of $434.1 million from the year-ago period.


On July 24, 2022, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with MasTec, Inc. (“MasTec”), a leading infrastructure construction company, under which MasTec will acquire all of the outstanding shares of the Company in a cash-and-stock transaction (the “Merger”). The Merger Agreement provides that each share of the Company’s common stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the Merger will be cancelled and converted in the Merger into the right to receive (i) 0.0483 of a share of MasTec common stock and (ii) $10.50 in cash.

Completion of the Merger is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain closing conditions. The Company cannot predict with certainty whether and when any of the required closing conditions will be satisfied or if the Merger will close.

Given the Company’s pending acquisition by MasTec, IEA is not hosting a conference call to discuss its second quarter financial results, and the Company is no longer providing financial guidance.


Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc. is a leading infrastructure construction company with renewable energy and specialty civil expertise. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, with operations throughout the country, IEA’s service offering spans the entire construction process. The Company offers a full spectrum of delivery models including full engineering, procurement, and construction, turnkey, design-build, balance of plant, and subcontracting services. IEA is one of the larger providers in the renewable energy industry and has completed more than 260 utility scale wind and solar projects across North America. In the heavy-civil space, IEA offers a number of specialty services including environmental remediation, industrial maintenance, specialty transportation infrastructure and other site development for public and private projects. For more information, please visit IEA’s website at or follow IEA on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest company news and events.


This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The use of words such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “could,” “may,” “will,” “intend,” “plan” and “believe,” among others, generally identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, without limitation, statements regarding IEA’s pending merger with MasTec, market conditions and market volatility, IEA’s projected financial results, IEA’s ability to fund its growth initiatives and achieve sustained, profitable growth and long-term value creation, and IEA’s strategic priorities and plans to achieve those priorities. These forward-looking statements are based on currently available operating, financial, economic and other information, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. A variety of factors, many of which are beyond our control, could cause actual future results or events to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements in this release. For a description of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements, please refer to IEA’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risks and uncertainties described as “Risk Factors” in IEA’s annual report on Form 10-K filed on March 7, 2022 and in any quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed thereafter. IEA does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable law. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.


Peter J. Moerbeek
Chief Financial Officer
Aaron Reddington, CFA
Vice President of Investor Relations

Consolidated Statements of Operations
($ in thousands, except per share data)

 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 June 30, June 30,
  2022   2021   2022   2021 
Revenue$680,597  $560,148  $1,040,692  $836,560 
Cost of revenue 619,033   506,665   975,298   766,536 
Gross profit 61,564   53,483   65,394   70,024 
Selling, general and administrative expenses 35,758   30,894   70,640   55,740 
Income (loss) from operations 25,806   22,589   (5,246)  14,284 
Other income (expense), net:       
Interest expense, net (6,863)  (14,495)  (12,889)  (28,854)
Warrant liability fair value adjustment 4,581   666   3,153   366 
Other income (expense) (10)  104   1   242 
Income (loss) before (provision) benefit for income taxes 23,514   8,864   (14,981)  (13,962)
(Provision) benefit for income taxes (6,545)  (4,165)  4,879   (1,773)
Net income (loss)$16,969  $4,699  $(10,102) $(15,735)
Less: Convertible Preferred Stock dividends    (676)     (1,332)
Less: Net income allocated to participating securities (32)  (788)      
Net income (loss) available for common shareholders$16,937  $3,235  $(10,102) $(17,067)
Net income (loss) per common share - basic 0.35   0.13   (0.21)  (0.72)
Net income (loss) per common share - diluted 0.31   0.12   (0.21)  (0.72)
Weighted average shares - basic 48,419,272   24,471,286   48,275,103   23,768,413 
Weighted average shares - diluted 54,389,096   33,439,303   48,275,103   23,768,413 

Consolidated Balance Sheets
($ in thousands, except per share data)

  June 30, 2022   December 31, 2021 
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$46,480  $124,027 
Accounts receivable, net 404,118   280,700 
Contract assets 303,967   214,298 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 51,983   42,774 
Total current assets 806,548   661,799 
Property, plant and equipment, net 153,279   138,605 
Operating lease assets 33,316   37,292 
Intangible assets, net 15,736   18,969 
Goodwill 37,373   37,373 
Company-owned life insurance 4,273   4,944 
Other assets 789   771 
Total assets$1,051,314  $899,753 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity   
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$215,156  $164,925 
Accrued liabilities 204,012   163,364 
Contract liabilities 169,015   126,128 
Current portion of finance lease obligations 23,150   24,345 
Current portion of operating lease obligations 10,201   10,254 
Current portion of long-term debt 1,101   1,960 
Total current liabilities 622,635   490,976 
Finance lease obligations, less current portion 45,997   30,096 
Operating lease obligations, less current portion 24,643   28,540 
Long-term debt, less current portion 321,080   290,730 
Warrant obligations 2,814   5,967 
Deferred compensation 7,326   7,988 
Deferred income taxes 3,320   8,199 
Total liabilities$1,027,815  $862,496 
Commitments and contingencies:   
Stockholders' equity:   
Common stock, par value, $0.0001 per share; 150,000,000 and 150,000,000 shares authorized; 48,594,834 and 48,027,359 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively 4   4 
Additional paid-in capital 242,794   246,450 
Accumulated deficit (219,299)  (209,197)
Total stockholders' equity 23,499   37,257 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$1,051,314  $899,753 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
($ in thousands)

 Six Months Ended June 30,
  2022   2021 
Cash flows from operating activities:   
Net loss$(10,102) $(15,735)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization 25,181   21,830 
Warrant liability fair value adjustment (3,153)  (366)
Amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs 755   5,814 
Share-based compensation expense 3,453   2,653 
Deferred income taxes (4,879)  1,773 
Other, net (1,880)  (914)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:   
Accounts receivable (123,418)  (68,531)
Contract assets (89,669)  (31,775)
Prepaid expenses and other assets (9,227)  (13,752)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 90,879   115,294 
Contract liabilities 42,887   (27,669)
Net cash used in operating activities (79,173)  (11,378)
Cash flows from investing activities:   
Company-owned life insurance 671   (510)
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (8,456)  (14,649)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment 2,379   1,527 
Net cash used in investing activities (5,406)  (13,632)
Cash flows from financing activities:   
Proceeds from line of credit - long term 50,000    
Payments on line of credit - long term (20,000)   
Payments on long-term debt (1,263)  (1,314)
Payments on finance lease obligations (14,596)  (15,481)
Tax payments for shares withheld on release of restricted stock units (2,921)  (4,762)
Proceeds from exercise of Series B Preferred Stock - Warrants    200 
Repurchases of Merger Warrants (4,188)   
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 7,032   (21,357)
Net change in cash and cash equivalents (77,547)  (46,367)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period 124,027   164,041 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period$46,480  $117,674 

Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Measures

We define EBITDA as net income (loss), determined in accordance with GAAP, for the period presented, before depreciation and amortization, interest expense and provision (benefit) for income taxes. We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA plus restructuring expenses, acquisition or disposition related expenses, non-cash stock compensation expense, and certain other non-cash charges, unusual, non-operating or non-recurring items and other items that we believe are not representative of our core business or future operating performance.

Adjusted EBITDA is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure and, when considered along with other performance measures, is a useful measure as it reflects certain drivers of the business, such as revenue growth and operating costs. We believe Adjusted EBITDA can be useful in providing an understanding of the underlying operating results and trends and an enhanced overall understanding of our financial performance and prospects for the future. While Adjusted EBITDA is not a recognized measure under GAAP, management uses this financial measure to evaluate and forecast business performance. Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be a measure of liquidity or cash flows from operations or a measure comparable to net income as it does not consider certain requirements, such as capital expenditures and depreciation, principal and interest payments, and tax payments. Adjusted EBITDA is not a presentation made in accordance with GAAP, and our use of the term Adjusted EBITDA may vary from the use of similarly-titled measures by others in our industry due to the potential inconsistencies in the method of calculation and differences due to items subject to interpretation.

The presentation of non-GAAP financial information should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

The following table outlines the reconciliation from net loss to Adjusted EBITDA for the periods indicated:

 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
(in thousands)June 30, June 30,
  2022   2021   2022   2021 
Net income (loss)$16,969  $4,699  $(10,102) $(15,735)
Interest expense, net 6,863   14,495   12,889   28,854 
Income tax expense (benefit) 6,545   4,165   (4,879)  1,773 
Depreciation and amortization 12,895   11,031   25,181   21,830 
EBITDA$43,272  $34,390  $23,089  $36,722 
Non-cash stock compensation expense$1,823  $1,926  $3,453  $2,653 
Warrant liability fair value adjustment (1) (4,581)  (666)  (3,153)  (366)
Adjusted EBITDA$40,514  $35,650  $23,389  $39,009 

(1) Reflects an adjustment to the fair value of the Company’s Series B Preferred Stock - anti-dilution warrants and private merger warrant liability. The liabilities are fair value adjustments using different valuation methods.