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Fortress International Group, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results

November 13, 2012

COLUMBIA, Md., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Fortress International Group, Inc. (Other OTC: FIGI) a provider of consulting and engineering, construction management and site services for mission-critical facilities, today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012.

Anthony Angelini, Chief Executive Officer of Fortress, stated, “Our results for the third quarter reflect continued progress with our efforts to transition the company and we are pleased to see a return to positive Normalized Adjusted EBITDA. Our continued focus on more profitable and recurring streams of business contributed to the achievement of higher gross margins. After a slower period of new contract awards in the early summer, we were pleased to see an uptick in new, profitable bookings toward the end of the quarter. This will lay a foundation for our business in early 2013. We continue to develop several strategic initiatives that we believe will further position the company for long-term profitability.”

Third Quarter 2012 Financial Highlights:

  • Revenue of $9.3 million, compared with $7.7 million in the third quarter of 2011.
  • Gross profit of $2.6 million, compared with $3.0 million in the third quarter of 2011.
  • Normalized Adjusted EBITDA of $337 thousand, compared with Normalized Adjusted EBITDA of $287 thousand in the third quarter of 2011.
  • Net loss of $(0.3) million, or $(0.02) per basic and diluted share, compared with net income of $0.1 million or $0.01 per basic and diluted share, in the third quarter of 2011.
  • Cash and cash equivalents totaling $5.4 million as of September 30, 2012.

Financial Highlights for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012:

  • Revenue of $39.1 million, compared with $27.8 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2011.
  • Gross profit of $7.0 million, compared with $11.0 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2011.
  • Normalized Adjusted EBITDA loss of $(24) thousand, compared with Normalized Adjusted EBITDA of $2.9 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2011.
  • Net loss of $(3.8) million, or $(0.27) per basic and diluted share, compared with net income of $3.1 million, or $0.23 and $0.21 per basic and diluted share, respectively, in the nine months ended September 30, 2011.

Chief Financial Officer Kenneth D. Schwarz added, “In this release and going forward, we will be referring to Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes non-cash items such as stock-based compensation, and Normalized Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes non-recurring and other items from Adjusted EBITDA. During the third quarter we continued to focus on our Facility Management business. Our mix of business in the third quarter supported this focus and contributed to strong gross margins. Going forward, we believe we can sustain gross margins in the 20% to 25% range. Expense reduction measures undertaken during the first half of 2012 have generated marked improvements in SG&A and operating expenses. We expect to be able to maintain our SG&A at this new level and are investing carefully in resources and initiatives that will support the growth of the business over the longer-term. We are pleased with the progress we have made and look forward to improved results as we move ahead.”

Quarterly Conference Call Details
The Company will conduct its regularly scheduled financial announcement conference call on November 13, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. EST. Investors may listen to the conference call via telephone at: 877-941-2068 (U.S./Canada) or 480-629-9712 (international) or via live audio web cast on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at www.thefigi.com.

An audio replay of the conference call will also be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and will be available until November 27, 2012. The audio replay can be accessed by dialing 800-406-7325 (U.S./Canada) or 303-590-3030 (international) and entering conference call ID 4573235, or via an archived webcast available on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at www.thefigi.com.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Adjusted EBITDA and Normalized Adjusted EBITDA are supplemental financial measures not defined under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, impairment loss on goodwill and other intangibles, stock-based compensation, and provision for bad debts. We present Adjusted EBITDA because we believe this supplemental measure of operating performance is helpful in comparing our operating results across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding non-cash items that may, or could, have a disproportionate positive or negative impact on our results of operations in any particular period. We also use Adjusted EBITDA as a factor in evaluating the performance of certain management personnel when determining incentive compensation.

We define Normalized Adjusted EBITDA as Adjusted EBITDA before restructuring charges and certain other non-recurring costs. We present Normalized Adjusted EBITDA because we believe it is helpful in comparing our operating results across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding from Adjusted EBITDA certain non-recurring items that do not directly correlate to our business and may, or could, have a disproportionate positive or negative impact on our performance during a particular period. Similar to Adjusted EBITDA, we also use Normalized Adjusted EBITDA as a factor in evaluating the performance of certain management personnel when determining incentive compensation.

Adjusted EBITDA and Normalized Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA and Normalized Adjusted EBITDA, while providing useful information, should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to net income or cash flows as determined under GAAP. Consistent with Regulation G under the U.S. federal securities laws, Adjusted EBITDA and Normalized Adjusted EBITDA have been reconciled to the nearest GAAP measure, and this reconciliation is located under the heading “Normalized Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation” following the Consolidated Statements of Operations included in this press release.

About Fortress International Group, Inc.
Fortress International Group, Inc. is leading mission-critical facilities into a new era of maximum uptime and efficiency. Fortress provides consulting and engineering, construction management and 24/7/365 site services for the world’s most technology dependent organizations. Serving as a trusted advisor, Fortress delivers the strategic guidance and pre-planning that makes every stage of the critical facility lifecycle more efficient. For those who own, lease or manage mission-critical facilities, Fortress provides innovative end-to-end capital management, energy, IT strategy, procurement, design, construction, implementation and operations solutions that optimize performance and reduce cost.

Fortress International Group, Inc. is headquartered in Maryland, with offices throughout the U.S. For more information, visit: www.thefigi.com or call 888-321-4877.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” — that is, statements related to future — not past — events, plans, and prospects. In this context, forward-looking statements may address matters such as our expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as “guidance,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “should,” or “will.” Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. Particular uncertainties that could adversely or positively affect the Company’s future results include: the Company’s reliance on a significant portion of its revenues from a limited number of customers; risks relating to operating in a highly competitive industry; actual or potential conflicts of interest between the Company and members of the Company’s senior management; risks relating to rapid technological, structural, and competitive changes affecting the industries the Company serves; the uncertainty as to whether the Company can replace its backlog; risks involved in properly managing complex projects; risks relating the possible cancellation of customer contracts on short notice; risks relating our ability to continue to implement our strategy, including having sufficient financial resources to carry out that strategy; risks relating to our ability to meet all of the terms and conditions of our debt obligations; uncertainty related to current economic conditions and the related impact on demand for our services; and other risks and uncertainties disclosed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011. These uncertainties may cause the Company’s actual future results to be materially different than those expressed in the Company’s forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

                                                                                        Fortress International Group, Inc.
                                                                                       Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
                                                                                                                                                                                       (Unaudited)
                                                                                                                                                                                        ----------
                                                                                                                                                                    September 30,              December 31,
                                                                                                                                                                             2012                      2011
                                                                                                                                                                             ----                      ----
    Assets
    Current Assets
                                   Cash and cash equivalents                                                                                                                       $5,375,070                $6,731,487
                                   Contract and other receivables, net                                                                                                              8,425,276                 7,147,714
    Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on                                                                                                                             655,137                 2,729,424
    uncompleted contracts
                                   Prepaid expenses and other current assets                                                                                                          621,342                   497,712

    Total current assets                                                                                                                                                           15,076,825                17,106,337
    Property and equipment, net                                                                                                                                                       341,585                   305,463
    Goodwill                                                                                                                                                                        1,768,861                 3,839,861
    Other intangible assets, net                                                                                                                                                       60,000                    60,000
    Other assets                                                                                                                                                                       20,937                    20,975
    Total assets                                                                                                                                                                  $17,268,208               $21,332,636
                                                                                                                                                                                  -----------               -----------
    Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
    Current Liabilities
                                   Convertible notes payable, current portion                                                                                                        $500,000                  $375,000
                                   Accounts payable and accrued expenses                                                                                                            6,405,859                 6,886,094
                                   Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on                                                                                            2,927,814                 2,819,368
                                   uncompleted contracts

    Total current liabilities                                                                                                                                                       9,833,673                10,080,462
    Convertible notes, less current portion                                                                                                                                         2,082,301                 2,457,301
    Other liabilities                                                                                                                                                                  60,012                    76,073
                                                                                                                                                                                       ------                    ------
    Total liabilities                                                                                                                                                              11,975,986                12,613,836
    Commitments and Contingencies                                                                                                                                               -                         -
    Stockholders' Equity
                                   Preferred stock- $.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding                                                          -                         -

                                    Common stock- $.0001 par value, 49,000,000 shares authorized; 15,074,522 and 14,749,356 issued; 14,271,133 and 14,028,407
                                    outstanding at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively

                                                                                                                                                              1,507                     1,475
                                   Additional paid-in capital                                                                                                                      66,208,124                65,805,358
                                   Treasury stock 803,389 and 720,949 shares at cost at
                                   September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively                                                                                          (1,491,690)               (1,450,455)
                                   Accumulated deficit                                                                                                                            (59,425,719)              (55,637,578)

    Total stockholders' equity                                                                                                                                                      5,292,222                 8,718,800
                                                                                                                                                                                    ---------                 ---------
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity                                                                                                                                    $17,268,208               $21,332,636
                                                                                                                                                                                  -----------               -----------

Fortress International Group, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

                                                                                                                                             (Unaudited)                                      (Unaudited)
                                                                                                                                      For the Three Months Ended                        For the Nine Months Ended
                                                                                                                                      --------------------------                       -------------------------

                                                                                                                                            September 30,                                    September 30,                                    September 30,                                    September 30,
                                                                                                                                                                2012                                             2011                                             2012                                             2011
                                                                                                                                                                ----                                             ----                                             ----                                             ----
    Results of Operations:
                     Revenue                                                                                                                              $9,266,635                                       $7,681,732                                      $39,117,349                                      $27,812,160
                      Cost of revenue, excluding depreciation
                      and                                                                                             6,637,221                                        4,718,065                                       32,102,042                                       16,811,234
                     amortization

                     Gross profit, excluding depreciation and                                                         2,629,414                                        2,963,667                                        7,015,307                                       11,000,926
                     amortization
                     Operating expenses:
                     Selling, general and administrative                                                                                                   2,653,038                                        2,764,176                                        7,960,174                                        8,581,016
                     Restructuring and other charges                                                                                                               -                                                -                                          279,286                                                -
                     Depreciation and amortization                                                                                                            58,725                                           59,233                                          216,987                                          179,730
                     Impairment loss on goodwill                                                                                                                   -                                                -                                        2,071,000                                                -
                                                                                                                                                                 ---                                              ---                                        ---------                                              ---
                     Total operating costs                                                                                                                 2,711,763                                        2,823,409                                       10,527,447                                        8,760,746
                     Operating (loss) income                                                                                                                 (82,349)                                         140,258                                       (3,512,140)                                       2,240,180
                     Interest income (expense), net                                                                                                          (24,787)                                         (27,440)                                        (116,001)                                         (62,023)
                     Other income (expense), net                                                                                                            (160,000)                                               -                                         (160,000)                                         919,084
                     (Loss) income before income taxes                                                                                                      (267,136)                                         112,818                                       (3,788,141)                                       3,097,241
                     Income tax expense                                                                                                                            -                                                -                                                -                                                -

                     Net (loss) income                                                                                                                     $(267,136)                                        $112,818                                      $(3,788,141)                                      $3,097,241

    Basic (Loss) Earnings  per Share:
                     (Loss) earnings per common share                                                                                                         $(0.02)                                           $0.01                                           $(0.27)                                           $0.23

                      Weighted average common shares
                      outstanding                                                                                    14,178,644                                       13,686,977                                       14,142,468                                       13,514,323

    Diluted (Loss) Earnings per Share:
                     (Loss) earnings per common share                                                                                                         $(0.02)                                           $0.01                                           $(0.27)                                           $0.21

                      Weighted average common shares
                      outstanding                                                                                    14,178,644                                       14,915,336                                       14,142,468                                       14,857,206

Fortress International Group, Inc.
Normalized Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation

                                                (Unaudited)                     (Unaudited)
                                         For the Three Months Ended      For the Nine Months Ended
                                         --------------------------      -------------------------

                                               September 30,                   September 30,            September 30,             September 30,
                                                                   2012                            2011                     2012                      2011
                                                                   ----                            ----                     ----                      ----
    Net income (loss)                                         $(267,136)                       $112,818              $(3,788,141)               $3,097,241
    Interest (income) expense, net                               24,787                          27,440                  116,001                    62,023
    Income tax expense (benefit)                                      -                               -                        -                         -
    Depreciation and amortization                                58,725                          59,233                  216,987                   179,730
                                                                 ------                          ------                  -------                   -------
    EBITDA                                                    $(183,624)                       $199,491              $(3,455,153)               $3,338,994
    Stock based compensation                                    196,376                          87,549                  361,130                   429,715
    Impairment loss on goodwill                                       -                               -                2,071,000                         -
    Provision for bad debts                                           -                               -                   55,290                    90,000
                                                                    ---                             ---                   ------                    ------
       Adjusted EBITDA                                          $12,752                        $287,040                $(967,733)               $3,858,709
    Restructuring charges                                             -                               -                  279,286
    Other (income) /charges including                           323,992                               -                  664,517                  (952,146)
    severance, consulting and litigation

                                                               $336,744                        $287,040                 $(23,930)               $2,906,563
    Normalized Adjusted EBITDA

SOURCE Fortress International Group, Inc.


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