GOLDFIELD ANNOUNCES IMPROVED RESULTS
MELBOURNE, Florida, November 12, 2015 - The Goldfield Corporation (NYSE MKT: GV) today announced significantly improved financial results for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2015. The Goldfield Corporation, headquartered in Florida, through its subsidiaries Power Corporation of America, Southeast Power Corporation and C and C Power Line, Inc., is a leading provider of construction services for electric utilities, with operations primarily in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States including Texas.
Nine-Months Ended September 30, 2015
For the nine-months ended September 30, 2015 compared to the same period last year:
Revenue increased 30.2% to $91.1 million from $69.9 million — mainly attributable to growth in master service agreement (MSA) work.
Income from continuing operations before income taxes increased 35.5% to $4.3 million despite losses recognized in the first two quarters of this year on the now completed projects in Texas.
Net income almost doubled to $2.2 million ($0.09 per share) from $1.3 million ($0.05 per share). Net income for the nine-months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, included after tax charges of $300,000 and $665,000, respectively, in discontinued operations from a previously disclosed environmental remediation project, which is now completed.
Three-Months Ended September 30, 2015
For the three-months ended September 30, 2015 compared to the same period last year:
Revenue increased 19.4% to $27.1 million from $22.7 million — mainly attributable to higher revenue from MSA work.
Income from continuing operations before income taxes increased 59.0% to $3.0 million from $1.9 million, with our operating margin growing to 15.8% from 13.0%.
Net income rose 47.1% to $1.7 million ($0.07 per share) from $1.2 million ($0.05 per share). Net income for the three-months ended September 30, 2015 included after tax charges of $99,000 in discontinued operations from the environmental remediation project mentioned above.
Twelve-month electrical construction backlog has remained steady. As of September 30, 2015, $88.5 million of backlog is expected to be realized within twelve months, compared to $87.4 million at the same date last year. Total backlog, which includes total revenue estimated over the life of an MSA plus estimated revenue from fixed-price contracts, was $214.5 million as of September 30, 2015, compared to $287.3 million as of the same date last year. This decline resulted from completion of some MSA work, not replaced by new work and the reduction in estimated work under certain MSAs. The size and amount of future projects awarded under MSAs cannot be determined with certainty and revenue from such contracts may vary substantially from current estimates.
John H. Sottile, President and Chief Executive Officer of Goldfield said, “We are pleased with the strong growth in our revenue and our improved operating margin. With the drag from our unprofitable Texas projects and the environmental remediation work completed, we have a positive outlook.”
Goldfield is a leading provider of electrical construction and maintenance services in the energy infrastructure industry, primarily in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States including Texas. The company specializes in installing and maintaining electrical transmission lines for a wide range of electric utilities.
For additional information on our third quarter 2015 results, please refer to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q being filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and visit the Company’s website at http://www.goldfieldcorp.com.
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 throughout this document. You can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “plan,” and “continue” or similar words. We have based these statements on our current expectations about future events. Although we believe that our expectations reflected in or suggested by our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot assure you that these expectations will be achieved. Our actual results may differ materially from what we currently expect. Factors that may affect the results of our operations include, among others: the level of construction activities by public utilities; the concentration of revenue from a limited number of utility customers; the loss of one or more significant customers; the timing and duration of construction projects for which we are engaged; our ability to estimate accurately with respect to fixed price construction contracts; and heightened competition in the electrical construction field, including intensification of price competition. Other factors that may affect the results of our operations include, among others: adverse weather; natural disasters; effects of climate changes; changes in generally accepted accounting principles; ability to obtain necessary permits from regulatory agencies; our ability to maintain or increase historical revenue and profit margins; general economic conditions, both nationally and in our region; adverse legislation or regulations; availability of skilled construction labor and materials and material increases in labor and material costs; and our ability to obtain additional and/or renew financing. Other
important factors which could cause our actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release are detailed in the Company's Risk Factors and Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation sections of our Annual Report on Form 10-K and Goldfield’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on Goldfield’s website: http://www.goldfieldcorp.com. We may not update these forward-looking statements, even in the event that our situation changes in the future, except as required by law.
For further information, please contact:
The Goldfield Corporation
Phone: (321) 724-1700
The Goldfield Corporation and Subsidiaries
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