CECO ENVIRONMENTAL ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY FOURTH QUARTER 2022 ORDERS OF AT LEAST $145 MILLION
Increase of 60 Percent Compared to Prior Year Period and up 42 Percent Sequentially
DALLAS, Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- CECO Environmental Corp. (Nasdaq: CECO) ("CECO"), a leading environmentally focused, diversified industrial company whose solutions protect people, the environment, and industrial equipment, today announced it expects orders for the fourth quarter of 2022 to exceed $145 million, an increase of at least $55 million, or 60 percent, over the prior-year quarter and $43 million, or 42 percent, on a sequential basis, providing CECO with year-end backlog at or near record levels.
"We are communicating CECO's strong fourth quarter 2022 orders ahead of our full earnings report in early March because we want to share the quantifiable uplift in orders and the steady market opportunities that currently exist for CECO," said Todd Gleason, Chief Executive Officer, CECO. "These orders demonstrate CECO's position in growing markets as we provide leading solutions to address industrial air, industrial water and the energy transition."
"Over the past two years we have demonstrated very strong orders growth including a record quarter in the first quarter of 2022 and a near record quarter with these preliminary orders information in the fourth quarter, and I couldn't be more appreciative of the hard work our team is doing to serve our global customers every day. We are participating in several investor conferences in the coming weeks and wanted to provide the preliminary information so we can be descriptive with our continued growth and market strength," added Gleason.
The fourth quarter 2022 order information and the related disclosures in this press release are preliminary and reflect management's current views. CECO management will provide a detailed update on its fourth quarter and full year 2022 results and its first fiscal quarter guidance as part of a conference call in early March 2023.
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ABOUT CECO ENVIRONMENTAL
CECO Environmental is a leading environmentally focused, diversified industrial company, serving the broad landscape of industrial air, industrial water and energy transition markets globally providing innovative solutions and application expertise. CECO helps companies grow their business with safe, clean, and more efficient solutions that help protect people, the environment and industrial equipment. CECO solutions improve air and water quality, optimize emissions management, and increase energy efficiency for highly engineered applications in power generation, midstream and downstream hydrocarbon processing and transport, electric vehicle production, polysilicon fabrication, semiconductor and electronics, battery production and recycling, specialty metals and steel production, beverage can, and water/wastewater treatment and a wide range of other industrial end markets. CECO is listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "CECO." Incorporated in 1966, CECO's global headquarters is in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit www.cecoenviro.com.
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