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Posted: May 29, 2014 6:03 AM

Updated: May 29, 2014 6:03 AM

SAN MARCOS, TX -- (Marketwired) 05/29/14 -- Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: THR) ("Thermon" or the "Company") today announced consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. The Company posted fiscal 2014 revenue of $277.3 million, fully diluted GAAP EPS of $0.80 and record fully diluted Adjusted EPS of $1.20. For Q4 2014, the Company had revenue of $67.5 million and fully diluted GAAP EPS of $0.30 as compared to revenue of $71.7 million and fully diluted GAAP EPS of $0.18 for Q4 2013.

Highlights for the year and comparisons versus the prior year include: -- Fiscal year revenue of $277.3 million, a decrease of 2% -- Record gross profit of $135.2 million versus $132.8 million -- Record Adjusted EPS of $1.20 on a fully diluted basis and fully diluted GAAP EPS of $0.80 -- Record Free cash flow totaled $1.33 per share versus $1.10 per share "Thermon achieved another strong fiscal year, generating record gross profit driven by double digit MRO/UE growth. In addition to gross profit, we achieved record Adjusted EPS and Free cash flow per share. We are well positioned to return to revenue growth in fiscal 2015," said Rodney Bingham, President and Chief Executive Officer.

In fiscal 2014, the Company generated revenue of $277.3 million reflecting a 2% decline versus revenue of $284.0 million in fiscal 2013. Foreign currency negatively impacted revenue by approximately $4.0 million versus fiscal 2013, primarily attributable to the depreciation of the Canadian Dollar. Gross profit increased 2% to $135.2 million, and as a percentage of revenue was 48.7% for fiscal 2014 compared to 46.8% in fiscal 2013. Fiscal 2014 margins were favorably impacted by an increase in MRO/UE revenue as a percentage of total revenue, which grew to 67% in fiscal 2014 versus 58% in fiscal 2013. Adjusted EBITDA was $74.4 million versus $72.4 million in fiscal 2013.

Net income was $25.8 million versus $27.0 million in fiscal 2013. After excluding transaction expenses, the Company generated record Adjusted net income of $38.6 million and Adjusted EPS of $1.20 per fully diluted common share in fiscal 2014 versus fiscal 2013 Adjusted net income of $28.8 million and Adjusted EPS of $0.91 per fully diluted common share. Foreign currency headwinds reduced fiscal 2014 Adjusted EPS by $0.03 per fully diluted share versus fiscal 2013. Our cash balance for fiscal 2014 grew 66%, from $43.8 million to $72.6 million. At the end of fiscal 2014 our total backlog was $84.8 million. On a pro forma basis, our backlog, excluding a large Greenfield project in the Canadian oil sands, grew 14% from $67.9 million at the end of fiscal 2013 to $77.6 million at the end of fiscal 2014.

Q4 2014 revenue of $67.5 million reflected a decrease of approximately 6% compared to revenue of $71.7 million in Q4 2013. Foreign currency negatively impacted Q4 2014 revenue by approximately $1.4 million and GAAP EPS by $0.02 per fully diluted share. Gross margin was 48.5% of revenue in Q4 2014 versus 44.5% in Q4 2013. MRO/UE revenue was 71% of total revenue in Q4 2014 with MRO/UE revenue growing 17% over Q4 2013. Adjusted EBITDA was $18.3 million in Q4 2014 versus $15.7 million generated in Q4 2013.

Q4 2014 net income of $9.6 million reflected an increase of $4.0 million versus $5.6 million generated in Q4 2013. Free cash flow for the quarter amounted to $0.27 per share versus $0.45 per share in Q4 2013.

OUTLOOK

The Company is introducing guidance for fiscal 2015 of mid-single digit revenue growth.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

Thermon's senior management team, including Rodney Bingham, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Jay Peterson, Chief Financial Officer, will discuss fiscal 2014 results during a conference call today at 10:00 a.m. (Central Time), which will be simultaneously webcast on Thermon's Investor Relations website located at http://ir.thermon.com. Investment community professionals interested in participating in the question-and-answer session may access the call by dialing (877) 312-5421 from within the United States/Canada and (253) 237-1121 from outside of the United States/Canada. A replay of the webcast will be available on Thermon's Investor Relations website beginning two hours after the conclusion of the call.

About Thermon

Through its global network, Thermon provides highly engineered thermal solutions, known as heat tracing, for process industries, including energy, chemical processing and power generation. Thermon's products provide an external heat source to pipes, vessels and instruments for the purposes of freeze protection, temperature maintenance, environmental monitoring and surface snow and ice melting. Thermon is headquartered in San Marcos, Texas. For more information, please visit www.thermon.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Disclosure in this release of "Adjusted EPS," ''Adjusted EBITDA," "Adjusted net income," ''Free cash flow per share" and "Return on equity" which are "non-GAAP financial measures" as defined under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), are intended as supplemental measures of our financial performance that are not required by, or presented in accordance with, U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). "Adjusted net income" and "Adjusted fully diluted earnings per share (or EPS)" represents net income before certain expenses related to the release of a liability for uncertain tax positions, the release of an accrual for obligations due to settle the CHS Transactions that we did not owe to our former owners and expenses related to certain extraordinary transactions, such as debt redemptions, secondary public offering and refinancing our revolving line of credit, per fully-diluted common share. "Adjusted EBITDA" represents net income before interest expense (net of interest income), income tax expense, depreciation and amortization expense and other non-cash charges such as stock-based compensation expense, and expenses incurred with transactions not associated with our ongoing operations, such as our fiscal 2013 shelf registration and secondary public offering. "Return on equity for the three month period ended March 31, 2014" represents Adjusted EBITDA for the three month period ended March 31, 2014 that is multiplied times four to represent a full year's results, divided by the average of total shareholders' equity at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013. We believe that the average shareholders' equity properly accounts for net income that occurred during the three and twelve months ended March 31, 2014. "Free cash flow per share" represents cash provided by operations less cash used for the purchase of property, plant and equipment. The resultant cash provided or used is then divided by the fully diluted common shares outstanding. Foreign currency impact on revenue is calculated by comparing actual current period revenues in U.S Dollars to the theoretical U.S. Dollar revenues we would have achieved based on the weighted-average foreign exchange in effect in the comparative prior periods for all applicable foreign currencies.

We believe these non-GAAP financial measures are meaningful to our investors to enhance their understanding of our financial performance and are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties to compare our performance with the performance of other companies that report Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income, Free cash flow per share or Return on equity. Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income, Free cash flow per share and Return on equity should be considered in addition to, not as substitutes for, income from operations, net income, net income per share, net cash provided by operating activities and other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP. Our calculation of Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income, Free cash flow per share and Return on equity may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. For a description of how Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income, Return on equity and Free cash flow per share are calculated and reconciliations to the corresponding GAAP measures, see the sections of this release titled "Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA and Return on Equity," ''Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS" and "Reconciliation of Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow per Share."

Forward-Looking Statements

This release may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws in addition to historical information. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding our industry, business strategy, plans, goals and expectations concerning our market position, future operations, margins, profitability, capital expenditures, liquidity and capital resources and other financial and operating information. When used, the words "anticipate," ''assume," ''believe," ''budget," ''continue," ''could," "estimate," ''expect," ''intend," ''may," ''plan," ''potential," ''predict," "project," ''will," ''future" and similar terms and phrases are intended to identify forward-looking statements in this release. Forward-looking statements reflect our current expectations regarding future events, results or outcomes. These expectations may or may not be realized. Some of these expectations may be based upon assumptions, data or judgments that prove to be incorrect. In addition, our business and operations involve numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which could result in our expectations not being realized or otherwise materially affect our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

Actual events, results and outcomes may differ materially from our expectations due to a variety of factors. Although it is not possible to identify all of these factors, they include, among others, (i) general economic conditions and cyclicality in the markets we serve; (ii) future growth of energy and chemical processing capital investments; (iii) our ability to deliver existing orders within our backlog; (iv) our ability to bid and win new contracts; (v) competition from various other sources providing similar heat tracing products and services, or alternative technologies, to customers; (vi) changes in relevant currency exchange rates; (vii) potential liability related to our products as well as the delivery of products and services; (viii) our ability to comply with the complex and dynamic system of laws and regulations applicable to international operations; (ix) a material disruption at any of our manufacturing facilities; (x) our dependence on subcontractors and suppliers; (xi) our ability to obtain standby letters of credit, bank guarantees or performance bonds required to bid on or secure certain customer contracts; (xii) our ability to attract and retain qualified management and employees, particularly in our overseas markets; (xiii) our ability to continue to generate sufficient cash flow to satisfy our liquidity needs; (xiv) the extent to which federal, state, local and foreign governmental regulation of energy, chemical processing and power generation products and services limits or prohibits the operation of our business; and (xv)) other factors discussed in more detail under the caption "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on or before May 30, 2014. Any one of these factors or a combination of these factors could materially affect our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows and could influence whether any forward-looking statements contained in this release ultimately prove to be accurate.

Our forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results and future performance may differ materially from those suggested in any forward-looking statements. We do not intend to update these statements unless we are required to do so under applicable securities laws. Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet (in Thousands) March 31, March 31, 2014 2013 (unaudited) ----------- ----------- Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 72,640 $ 43,847 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $751 and $1,141 as of March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively 52,578 56,123 Inventories, net 37,316 34,391 Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts 2,880 3,515 Income taxes receivable 3,310 5,287 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 5,058 6,203 Deferred income taxes 2,325 2,211 ----------- ----------- Total current assets 176,107 151,577 Property, plant and equipment, net 31,532 31,211 Goodwill 114,112 116,303 Intangible assets, net 118,917 131,916 Debt issuance costs, net 1,528 4,373 Other noncurrent assets 263 143 ----------- ----------- Total Assets $ 442,459 $ 435,523 Liabilities Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 17,066 $ 20,370 Accrued liabilities 9,869 18,715 Obligations due to settle the CHS Transactions 567 3,239 Current portion of long term debt 13,500 -- Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts 1,749 1,629 Income taxes payable 956 1,706 ----------- ----------- Total current liabilities 43,707 45,659 Long-term debt, net of current maturities 108,000 118,145 Deferred income taxes 37,896 42,599 Other noncurrent liabilities 2,390 3,073 ----------- ----------- Total Liabilities 191,993 209,476 Shareholders' equity Common Stock 32 31 Additional paid in capital 208,451 203,027 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (7,880) (1,075) Retained earnings 49,863 24,064 ----------- ----------- Shareholders' equity 250,466 226,047 ----------- ----------- Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 442,459 $ 435,523 Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations (in Thousands except per share amounts) Three Three Months Months Year Year Ended Ended Ended Ended March 31, March 31, March 31, March 31, 2014 2013 2014 2013 (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Sales $ 67,475 $ 71,667 $ 277,323 $ 284,036 Cost of sales 34,730 39,764 142,153 151,204 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Gross profit 32,745 31,903 135,170 132,832 Operating expenses: Marketing, general and administrative and engineering 15,021 16,767 63,260 63,292 Stock compensation expense 631 472 2,203 1,341 Amortization of other intangible assets 2,742 2,806 11,090 11,211 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Income from operations 14,351 11,858 58,617 56,988 Interest income and expense (1,114) (2,833) (5,201) (11,792) Acceleration of unamortized debt cost -- -- (4,010) (2,318) Debt cost amortization (107) (197) (562) (1,003) Loss on retirement of senior notes -- -- (15,485) -- ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Interest expense, net (1,221) (3,030) (25,258) (15,113) Other expense (246) (188) (596) (325) ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Income before provision for taxes 12,884 8,640 32,763 41,550 Income tax expense 3,302 2,991 6,964 14,576 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Net income $ 9,582 $ 5,649 $ 25,799 $ 26,974 Net income per common share: Basic income per share $ 0.30 $ 0.18 $ 0.82 $ 0.88 Diluted income per share $ 0.30 $ 0.18 $ 0.80 $ 0.85 Weighted-average shares used in computing net income per common share: Basic common shares 31,865 31,180 31,595 30,797 Fully-diluted common shares 32,318 31,986 32,154 31,797 Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA and Return on Equity (Unaudited, in Thousands except per share amounts) Three Three Months Months Year Year Ended Ended Ended Ended March March March March 31, 31, 31, 31, Adjusted EBITDA and Return on Equity 2014 2013 2014 2013 -------- -------- -------- -------- Net income $ 9,582 $ 5,649 $ 25,799 $ 26,974 Interest expense, net 1,221 3,030 25,258 15,113 Income tax expense 3,302 2,991 6,964 14,576 Depreciation and amortization expense 3,555 3,525 14,178 13,831 -------- -------- -------- -------- EBITDA non-GAAP basis $ 17,660 $ 15,195 $ 72,199 $ 70,494 Stock compensation expense 631 472 2,203 1,341 Fiscal 2013 Shelf Registration and secondary offering expenses -- -- -- 536 -------- -------- -------- -------- Adjusted EBITDA-non-GAAP basis $ 18,291 $ 15,667 $ 74,402 $ 72,371 Adjusted EBITDA - Annualized for a full fiscal year $ 73,164 $ 62,668 $ 74,402 $ 72,371 -------- -------- -------- -------- Average total shareholders' equity for the three and twelve month period ended March 31 247,319 $224,210 238,257 209,264 -------- -------- -------- -------- Return on Equity - non-GAAP basis 30% 28% 31% 35% Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS (Unaudited, in Thousands except per share amounts) Three Three Months Months Year Year Ended Ended Ended Ended March March March March Adjusted Net Income and 31, 31, 31, 31, Adjustment Adjusted EPS 2014 2013 2014 2013 to: ------- ------- ------- ------- ------------ GAAP net income $ 9,582 $ 5,649 $25,799 $26,974 Premium paid on redemption of Loss on long term debt retirement -- -- 15,485 -- of debt Acceleration of unamortized debt costs due to Loss on redemptions of long term retirement debt -- -- 4,010 871 of debt Acceleration of unamortized Acceleration debt costs on refinance of of revolving line of credit unamortized -- -- -- 1,447 debt Fiscal 2013 Shelf Registration and secondary Operating offering expenses -- -- -- 536 expense Release of an accrual for obligations due to settle Income tax the CHS transactions -- -- (575) -- benefit Release of liability for Income tax uncertain tax positions -- -- (1,047) -- benefit ------- ------- ------- ------- Tax effect of financial Income tax adjustments -- -- (5,088) (1,007) benefit ------- ------- ------- ------- Adjusted net income $ 9,582 $ 5,649 $38,584 $28,821 Adjusted fully-diluted earnings per common share $ 0.30 $ 0.18 $ 1.20 $ 0.91 Fully-diluted common shares 32,318 31,986 32,154 31,797 Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries Reconciliation of Cash provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow per share (Unaudited, in Thousands except per share amounts) Three Three Months Months Year Year Ended Ended Ended Ended March 31, March 31, March 31, March 31, 2014 2013 2014 2013 --------- --------- --------- --------- Cash provided by operating activities $ 9,550 $ 15,402 $ 46,114 $ 41,370 Less: Cash used for purchases of property, plant and equipment (929) (1,019) (3,367) (6,264) --------- --------- --------- --------- Free cash flow provided $ 8,621 $ 14,383 $ 42,747 $ 35,034 Free cash flow provided per fully-diluted common share $ 0.27 $ 0.45 $ 1.33 $ 1.10 Fully-diluted common shares 32,318 31,986 32,154 31,797

Sarah Alexander (512) 396-5801 Investor.Relations@thermon.com

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