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Thermon Reports Third Quarter Results

Company Announces Record Revenue of $76.8 Million, Adjusted EBITDA of $18.9 Million, EPS of $0.24 and Return on Equity of 35%

SAN MARCOS, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/13 -- Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: THR) ("Thermon" or the "Company") today announced consolidated financial results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2012. The Company posted third quarter record revenue of $76.8 million and EPS of $0.24.

Highlights for the quarter and comparisons versus the prior year quarter include:

  • Revenue of $76.8 million, growth of 11%
  • Gross profit of $35.0 million, growth of 4%
  • Record GAAP EPS of $0.24 on a fully diluted basis
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $18.9 million, growth of 1%
  • Backlog at Q3 was $107.1 million an increase of $4.9 million or 5%
  • Return on equity of 35% measured by annualized Q3 Adjusted EBITDA

"Thermon posted all time quarterly records for revenue, gross profit and GAAP earnings in Q3, thus closing out a strong calendar 2013. Due to significant Greenfield billings in the period our gross margin declined to 45.5% as a percentage of sales," said Rodney Bingham, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Q3 2013 revenue of $76.8 million reflects an increase of approximately 11% compared to revenue of $69.2 million in Q3 2012.

Gross margin was 45.5% of revenue in Q3 2013 versus 48.7% in Q3 2012. The decrease was due to strength in the Greenfield project business which represented 42% of total revenue in Q3 versus only 35% in the year ago period. In addition, Greenfield gross margin results were negatively impacted by product mix and specific project circumstances. Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees was $18.9 million, an increase of 1% versus the $18.7 million generated in Q3 2012.

Q3 2013 net income of $7.7 million reflected an improvement of $0.8 million versus $6.9 million generated in Q3 2012. Excluding transaction expenses from the prior year period the Company reported Q3 2012 adjusted net income of $7.2 million and $0.23 per fully diluted common share, thus Q3 2013 performance reflects growth of $0.01 per diluted share, versus Q3 2012, or 4%.

On a year to date basis the Company generated record revenue of $212.0 million reflecting 5% growth versus revenue of $202.5 million in fiscal 2012. Foreign currency negatively impacted revenue by approximately $7.1 million year to date versus fiscal 2012, an impact of approximately 3%. US Dollar strength versus the Euro and Canadian Dollar were the primary causes at $4.7 and $1.4 million, respectively. Gross margin percentage of 47.6% year to date 2013 compared to 48.2% in fiscal 2012. Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees was $56.8 million year to date, an increase of $3.6 million or 7% versus fiscal 2012.

Net income year to date was $21.3 million, a record $0.67 per share, versus net income of $5.8 million in fiscal 2012. After excluding transaction expenses, the Company generated year to date record adjusted net income of $23.2 million and $0.73 per fully diluted common share in fiscal 2013 versus fiscal 2012 adjusted net income of $19.2 million and $0.63 per fully diluted common share, growth of 16%. Foreign currency headwinds reduced year to date earnings by $0.02 per fully diluted share versus 2012.

Adjustments to net income in Q3 2012 are due the effects of optional redemptions of long-term debt. See the tables titled "Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees and Return on Equity" and "Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income and EPS" for additional details.

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 Q3 2013 results during a conference call today at 10:00 a.m. (Central Standard 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 to "Adjusted EPS," "Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees," "Adjusted net income" 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 earnings per share (or EPS)" represents net income before certain transaction expenses and expenses related with debt redemptions, per fully-diluted common share. "Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees" 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, transaction expenses incurred in connection with the CHS Transactions and our initial public offering, and other transactions not associated with our ongoing operations, such as the loss on retirement of debt, as adjusted to further exclude management and termination fees paid to our private equity sponsors. "Return on equity" represents "Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees" for the three month period ended December 31, 2012 that is multiplied times four to represent a full year's results, divided by the average of total shareholders' equity at December 31, 2012 and September 30, 2012. We believe that the average equity properly accounts for net income that occurred during the three months ended December 31, 2012.

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 or Return on equity. Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees, Adjusted net income and Return on equity should be considered in addition to, not as substitutes for, income from operations, net income, net income per share and other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with GAAP. Our calculation of Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees, Adjusted net income 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 excluding management fees, Adjusted net income and Return on equity are calculated from our net income and a reconciliation of our Adjusted EPS, Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees, Adjusted net income and Return on equity to net income per share and net income, as applicable, see the sections of this release titled "Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees and Return on Equity" and "Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income and EPS."

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) changes in relevant currency exchange rates; (iv) our ability to comply with the complex and dynamic system of laws and regulations applicable to international operations; (v) a material disruption at any of our manufacturing facilities; (vi) our dependence on subcontractors and suppliers; (vii) our ability to obtain standby letters of credit, bank guarantees or performance bonds required to bid on or secure certain customer contracts; (viii) competition from various other sources providing similar heat tracing products and services, or other alternative technologies, to customers; (ix) our ability to attract and retain qualified management and employees, particularly in our overseas markets; (x) our ability to continue to generate sufficient cash flow to satisfy our liquidity needs; (xi) 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 (xii) 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, 2012, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 8, 2012.

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)

                                                 December 31,   March 31,
                                                     2012          2012
                                                ------------- -------------
Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents                     $      28,389 $      21,468
  Accounts receivable, net of allowance for
   doubtful accounts of $858 and $1,434 as of
   Dec. 31, 2012 and March 31, 2012,
   respectively                                        55,899        50,037
  Inventories, net                                     40,923        38,453
  Costs and estimated earnings in excess of
   billings on uncompleted contracts                    2,674         1,996
  Income taxes receivable                               5,070         5,193
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets             7,099         6,853
  Deferred income taxes                                 3,396         3,664
                                                ------------- -------------
Total current assets                                  143,450       127,664

  Property, plant and equipment, net                   31,097        27,661
  Goodwill                                            117,984       118,007
  Intangible assets, net                              136,320       144,801
  Debt issuance costs, net                              4,570         7,446
                                                ------------- -------------
Total assets                                    $     433,421 $     425,579
                                                ============= =============

Liabilities and shareholders' equity
Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable                              $      24,156 $      15,728
  Accrued liabilities                                  15,057        22,442
  Current portion of long term debt                         -        21,000
  Obligations due to settle the CHS
   Transactions                                         3,325         3,528
  Billings in excess of costs and estimated
   earnings on uncompleted contracts                    2,178         2,446
  Income taxes payable                                  2,385         1,374
                                                ------------- -------------
Total current liabilities                              47,101        66,518

  Long-term debt, net of current maturities           118,145       118,145
  Deferred income taxes                                43,073        45,999
  Other noncurrent liabilities                          2,702         2,437
                                                ------------- -------------
Total liabilities                                     211,021       233,099

  Common Stock                                             31            30
  Additional paid in capital                          200,807       191,998
  Foreign currency translation adjustment               3,147         3,362
  Retained earnings accumulated deficit                18,415        (2,910)
                                                ------------- -------------
Total shareholders' equity                            222,400       192,480
                                                ------------- -------------
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity      $     433,421 $     425,579
                                                ============= =============

               Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
               Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations
             (Unaudited, in Thousands except per share amounts)

                                       Three    Three      Nine      Nine
                                      Months    Months    Months    Months
                                       Ended     Ended     Ended     Ended
                                     Dec. 31,  Dec. 31,  Dec. 31,  Dec. 31,
                                       2012      2011      2012      2011

                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Sales (a)                            $ 76,750  $ 69,197  $211,951  $202,483
Cost of sales (a)                      41,799    35,506   111,022   104,852
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Gross profit                           34,951    33,691   100,929    97,631
Operating expenses:
  Marketing, general and
   administrative and engineering      16,410    15,242    46,525    45,006
  Stock compensation expense              475        58       869     6,456
  Management fees (b)                       -         -         -     8,141
  Amortization of other intangible
   assets                               2,813     2,809     8,405     8,572
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Income from operations                 15,253    15,582    45,130    29,456
  Interest expense, net                (2,860)   (3,795)   (8,959)  (11,685)
  Acceleration of unamortized debt
   cost                                     -      (174)   (2,318)   (3,096)
  Debt cost amortization                 (220)     (162)     (806)   (1,003)
  Loss on retirement of debt                -      (229)        -    (3,195)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Interest expense, net                  (3,080)   (4,360)  (12,083)  (18,979)

Other expense                            (274)     (215)     (137)   (1,402)
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Income before provision for taxes      11,899    11,007    32,910     9,075
  Income tax expense                    4,161     4,074    11,585     3,294
                                     --------  --------  --------  --------
Net income                           $  7,738  $  6,933  $ 21,325  $  5,781
                                     ========  ========  ========  ========

Net income per common share:

Basic income per share               $   0.25  $   0.23  $   0.70  $   0.20
Diluted income per share             $   0.24  $   0.22  $   0.67  $   0.19
Weighted -average shares used in
 computing net income per common
Basic common shares                    30,947    29,587    30,673    28,937
Fully-diluted common shares            31,871    31,216    31,726    30,480

 (a)Prior period freight billings have been reclassified from a reduction of
    cost of sales to sales in order to conform to current period

 (b)Management fees for the nine month period ended December 31, 2011
    includes $7.8 million in termination fees paid to our private equity
    sponsors at the completion of the IPO in Q1 2012. The fees were paid in
    settlement of the remaining term of the management services agreement
    that was in place prior to the IPO.

                Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
  Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA excluding management fees
                             and Return on Equity
             (Unaudited, in Thousands except per share amounts)

                                   Three       Three      Nine       Nine
                                  Months      Months     Months     Months
Adjusted EBITDA excluding          Ended       Ended     Ended       Ended
 management fees and Return on   Dec. 31,    Dec. 31,   Dec. 31,    Dec. 31,
 Equity                            2012        2011       2012       2011
------------------------------- ----------  ---------- ---------- ----------
Net income                      $    7,738  $    6,933 $   21,325 $    5,781
Interest expense, net                3,080       4,360     12,083     18,979
Income tax expense                   4,161       4,074     11,585      3,294
Depreciation and amortization
 expense                             3,450       3,285     10,306     10,623
                                ----------  ---------- ---------- ----------
EBITDA -- non-GAAP basis        $   18,429  $   18,652 $   55,299 $   38,677
                                ==========  ========== ========== ==========
Stock compensation expense             475          58        869      6,457
Refinance revolving line of
 credit expense included in
 operating expense                      --          --         94         --
Fiscal 2013 Shelf Registration
 and secondary offering
 expenses                               --          --        536         --
                                ----------  ---------- ---------- ----------
Adjusted EBITDA -- non-GAAP
 basis                          $   18,904  $   18,710 $   56,798 $   45,134
                                ==========  ========== ========== ==========
Termination of management fee
 agreement with private equity
 sponsor                                --          --         --      8,104
Adjusted EBITDA excluding
 management fees -- non-GAAP
 basis                          $   18,904  $   18,710 $   56,798 $   53,238
                                ==========  ========== ========== ==========
Adjusted EBITDA Q3 --
 Annualized for a full fiscal
 year                           $   75,616
Average total shareholders'
 equity for the three month
 period ended December 31, 2012 $  217,331
Return on Equity -- non-GAAP
 basis                                  35%

                Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
     Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income and EPS
             (Unaudited, in Thousands except per share amounts)

                       Three     Three       Nine       Nine
                       Months    Months     Months     Months
                       Ended     Ended      Ended      Ended
Adjusted Net Income  Dec. 31,  Dec. 31,   Dec. 31,    Dec. 31,  Adjustment
 and EPS                2012      2011       2012       2011    to:
-------------------- --------- ---------  ---------  ---------  ------------

GAAP Net income      $   7,738 $   6,933  $  21,325  $   5,781

Acceleration of
 stock compensation
 in connection with                                             Operating
 the IPO                    --        --         --      6,341  expense

Management fees
 which terminated at                                            Operating
 the IPO                    --        --         --      8,105  expense

Fiscal 2013 Shelf
 Registration and
 secondary offering                                             Operating
 expenses                   --        --        536         --  expense

Refinance revolving
 line of credit
 expense --                                                     Operating
 operating expense          --        --         94         --  expense

Premium paid on                                                 Loss on
 redemption of long                                             retirement
 term debt                  --       229         --      3,195  of debt

Acceleration of
 unamortized debt                                               Loss on
 costs - optional                                               retirement
 bond redemptions           --       174        871      3,096  of debt

Acceleration of
 unamortized debt                                               Acceleration
 cost - refinance                                               of
 revolving line of                                              unamortized
 credit                     --        --      1,447         --  debt

Tax effect of
 financial                                                      Income tax
 adjustments                --      (141)    (1,042)    (7,278) benefit
                     --------- ---------  ---------  ---------
Adjusted Net Income
 -- non-GAAP basis   $   7,738 $   7,195  $  23,231  $  19,240

Adjusted fully-
 diluted earnings
 per common share --
 non-GAAP basis      $    0.24 $    0.23  $    0.73  $    0.63

Fully-diluted common
 shares                 31,871    31,216     31,726     30,480

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