UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


Form 10-Q

(Mark One)

 X 

Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934

 For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2004

OR

   

Transition report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934

For the transition period from ________ to ________

Commission File Number: 1-7525

 The Goldfield Corporation
    
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

Delaware
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)

100 Rialto Place, Suite 500, Melbourne, FL
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

88-0031580
(IRS Employer Identification Number)

32901
(Zip Code)

 

(321) 724-1700
(Registrant's Telephone Number, including Area Code)

     Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

Yes  X     No    

 

     Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an accelerated filer (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

 Yes        No  X  

     As of November 3, 2004, 26,209,468 shares of the Registrant's common stock were outstanding.

 

 



THE GOLDFIELD CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q
FOR THE QUARTER ENDED September 30, 2004

INDEX

 

Page
Number

 

Part I.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements

 

  Consolidated Balance Sheets

 3

 

  Consolidated Statements of Operations

 4

 

  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

 5

 

  Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 6

   
 

Item 2.

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations


14

   
 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

26

   
 

Part II.
Item 1.

OTHER INFORMATION
Legal Proceedings

27

       
 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

27

       
 

Item 6.

Exhibits

28

   
 

Signatures

28

 
       
       
       
       

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PART I.   FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements.

THE GOLDFIELD CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

September 30,

December 31,

2004

2003

(unaudited)

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

 $

6,417,401 

 $

5,045,463 

Restricted cash - discontinued operations (Note 3)

35,128 

Accounts receivable and accrued billings

5,409,561 

4,043,255 

Contracts receivable (Note 2)

3,732,867 

Current portion of notes receivable

37,915 

42,969 

Costs and estimated earnings in excess of

billings on uncompleted contracts

1,332,360 

704,413 

Deferred income taxes

173,584 

194,492 

Income taxes recoverable

29,611 

37,658 

Residential properties under construction

361,436 

Prepaid expenses

497,608 

514,716 

Other current assets

25,812 

7,132 

Total current assets

13,958,980 

14,684,401 

Property, buildings and equipment, net

8,645,625 

5,911,013 

Notes receivable, less current portion

540,611 

570,061 

Deferred charges and other assets

Deferred income taxes, less current portion

809,131 

1,058,581 

Land and land development costs

1,478,046 

1,438,965 

Cash surrender value of life insurance

300,195 

309,939 

Other assets

93,177 

121,337 

Total deferred charges and other assets

2,680,549 

2,928,822 

Total assets

 $

25,825,765 

 $

24,094,297 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities

  

  

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 $

2,769,496 

 $

2,296,085 

Billings in excess of costs and estimated

earnings on uncompleted contracts

132,714 

115,520 

Current portion of note payable to bank (Note 4)

866,667 

1,578,923 

Current liabilities of discontinued operations (Note 3)

102,186 

128,380 

Total current liabilities

  

3,871,063 

4,118,908 

Note payable to bank, less current portion (Note 4)

1,733,333 

Total liabilities

5,604,396 

4,118,908 

Commitments and contingencies (Notes 3 and 5)

Stockholders' equity

Preferred stock, $1 par value per share, 100,000

shares authorized, none issued

Common stock, $.10 par value per share,

40,000,000 shares authorized; 27,736,771

and 27,570,104 shares issued at September 30, 2004

and December 31, 2003, respectively

2,773,677 

2,757,010 

Capital surplus

18,472,539 

18,452,748 

Accumulated deficit

(243,260)

(539,704)

Total

21,002,956 

20,670,054 

Less common stock in treasury, at cost; 1,527,303

and 1,373,327 shares at September 30, 2004 and

December 31, 2003, respectively

781,587 

694,665 

   Total stockholders' equity

20,221,369 

19,975,389 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 $

25,825,765 

 $

24,094,297 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements

 

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THE GOLDFIELD CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2004

2003

2004

2003

Revenue

Electrical construction

 $ 7,262,905 

 $ 4,539,399 

 $23,220,182 

 $20,389,978 

Real estate development

         -   

2,274,742 

3,864,833 

4,659,949 

Total revenue

7,262,905 

6,814,141 

27,085,015 

25,049,927 

Costs and expenses

Electrical construction

5,877,255 

4,236,547 

20,306,285 

17,996,878 

Real estate development

35,756 

1,677,775 

2,758,697 

3,609,302 

Depreciation and amortization

553,939 

433,418 

1,541,275 

1,171,527 

Selling, general and administrative

515,371 

647,689 

1,939,127 

1,924,667 

Total costs and expenses

6,982,321 

6,995,429 

26,545,384 

24,702,374 

Other income, net 

Interest income

21,716 

15,876 

60,225 

87,392 

Interest expense, net

(21,520)

(6,755)

(39,521)

(20,263)

Gain (loss) on sale of property and equipment

3,964 

      (2,352)

1,052 

     (12,516)

Other

33,198 

1,066 

49,958 

6,568 

Total other income, net

37,358 

7,835 

71,714 

61,181 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

before income taxes

317,942 

(173,453)

611,345 

408,734 

Income taxes (benefit) 

286,298 

(81,335)

303,004 

153,211 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

available to common stockholders

31,644 

(92,118)

308,341 

255,523 

Loss from discontinued operations 

     (11,897)

(121,384)

     (11,897)

(121,384)

Net income (loss) available to common stockholders

 $      19,747 

 $   (213,502)

 $    296,444 

 $    134,139 

Earnings (loss) per share of common stock -

basic and diluted 

Continuing operations

 $         0.00 

 $         0.00 

 $         0.01 

 $         0.01 

Discontinued operations

0.00 

0.00 

0.00 

0.00 

Net income (loss)

 $         0.00 

 $        (0.01)

 $         0.01 

 $         0.01 

Weighted average common shares and 

equivalents used in the calculations

of earnings (loss) per share

Basic

26,226,624

  26,207,400 

26,284,080

  26,577,479 

Diluted

26,271,388

  26,377,563 

26,333,279

  26,726,190 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements

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THE GOLDFIELD CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

   
 

Nine Months Ended

   

September 30,

   

2004

2003

   
   

Cash flows from operating activities

   

Income from continuing operations available

   

  to common stockholders

 $     308,341 

 $     255,523 

   

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net

   

  cash provided by (used in) operating activities

   

  Depreciation and amortization

1,541,275 

1,171,527 

   

  Deferred income taxes

270,358 

68,828 

   

  (Gain) loss on sale of property and equipment

(1,052)

12,516 

   

  Cash (used by) provided from changes in

   

    Accounts receivable and accrued billings

(1,366,306)

(1,440,444)

   

    Contracts receivable

3,732,867 

(2,479,149)

   

    Costs and estimated earnings in excess

   

      of billings on uncompleted contracts

(627,947)

60,561 

   

    Land and land development costs

(39,081)

(257,704)

   

    Land held for sale

117,106 

   

    Residential properties under construction

361,436 

793 

   

    Income taxes recoverable

8,047 

(20,913)

   

    Prepaid expenses and other assets

26,588 

(229,358)

   

    Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

       473,411 

       664,946 

   

    Billings in excess of costs and estimated

   

      earnings on uncompleted contracts

17,194 

18,916 

   

      Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

   

        of continuing operations

     4,705,131 

(2,056,852)

   

      Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

   

        of discontinued operations

       (73,219)

        74,366 

   

      Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

4,631,912 

(1,982,486)

   
   

Cash flows from investing activities

   

  Proceeds from the disposal of property and equipment

64,000 

44,110 

   

  Proceeds from notes receivable

        35,983 

132,481 

   

  Issuance of notes receivable

        (1,479)

(22,903)

   

  Net purchases of investment securities

           -  

1,266,419 

   

  Purchases of property and equipment

    (4,338,835)

(3,040,451)

   

  Cash surrender value of life insurance

9,744 

6,910 

   

    Net cash used in investing activities 

   

      of continuing operations

    (4,230,587)

    (1,613,434)

   
   

Cash flows from financing activities

   

  Proceeds from the exercise of stock options

36,458 

           -  

   

  Net borrowings on note payable to bank

     1,021,077 

241,443 

   

  Purchase of treasury stock

       (86,922)

(465,415)

   

    Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

   

      of continuing operations

       970,613 

(223,972)

   
   

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

1,371,938 

(3,819,892)

   

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

5,045,463 

7,405,342 

   

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 $   6,417,401 

 $   3,585,450 

   
   

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information

   

  Income taxes paid

 $      14,146 

 $      24,730 

   

  Interest paid

24,704 

 

         5,063 

   
     

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements

       
       
 

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THE GOLDFIELD CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
September 30, 2004 and 2003

Note 1 -  Basis of Financial Statement Presentation

In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements include all adjustments necessary to present fairly the Company's financial position, results of operations and changes in cash flows for the interim periods reported.  These adjustments are of a normal recurring nature.  All financial statements presented herein are unaudited with the exception of the consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2003, which was derived from the audited consolidated financial statements.  The results of operations for the interim periods shown in this report are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for the fiscal year.  These statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements included in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003.

Note 2 -  Contracts Receivable

Contracts receivable represent revenue recognized on a portion of the value of contracts for sale on condominium units, which establish buyers' commitments to purchase that are backed by their non-refundable earnest money deposits.  As of September 30, 2004, there was no outstanding balance in contracts receivable compared to $3,732,867 at December 31, 2003.

The Company's real estate development operations do not extend financing to buyers and therefore, sales proceeds are received in full upon closing.

Note 3 -  Discontinued Operations

On December 4, 2002, effective November 30, 2002, the Company completed the sale of the capital stock of its mining subsidiaries.

  Commitments and Contingencies Related to Discontinued Operations

On September 8, 2003, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (the "EPA") issued a special notice letter notifying the Company that it is a potentially responsible party (a "PRP"), along with three other parties, with respect to investigation and removal activities at the Anderson-Calhoun Mine/Mill Site (the "Site") in Stevens County, Washington, which the EPA may request that the Company, along with the other PRPs, perform or finance.  Specifically, the EPA has requested that the Company and three other PRPs undertake, perform, and finance an Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis or "EE/CA" for the Site. The primary purpose of an EE/CA is to determine the nature and scope of contamination, evaluate risks, and identify and evaluate a range of possible clean-up alternatives.  EPA retains the sole discretion to determine what, if any, clean up will ultimately be required based on the EE/CA.

The Company sold the Site property in 1964. The Company has commenced investigating the historic operations that occurred at the Site as well as the nature and scope of environmental conditions at the Site that may present concerns to the EPA.  Based upon its investigation to date, the Company has determined that its operations at the Site were primarily exploratory and that the Company never engaged in any milling or other processing activities at the Site.  The Company's records reflect that between the years 1950 and 1952 it extracted a limited amount (111,670 tons) of surface ore from the Site for off-site processing.  The Site has changed owners several times since it was sold by the Company, and the Company believes that a substantial majority of the mining activities and all of the milling and related processing and process waste disposal activities likely were conducted by subsequent owners.

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The Company has entered into a Cost Sharing Agreement with two other PRPs (Combustion Engineering and Blue Tee Corp.) (collectively, the "Work Group") through which the Work Group has agreed how to perform and finance the EE/CA.  Pursuant to the Cost Sharing Agreement, the Work Group has agreed to share equally the costs of the EE/CA, subject to re-allocation of such costs among the Work Group after completion of the EE/CA. The Work Group has also entered into an Administrative Order on Consent ("AOC") with the EPA, wherein the Work Group members have agreed to perform and finance the EE/CA.  The Work Group members have further entered into a fixed fee contract with SECOR International to act as contractor to perform the EE/CA.  SECOR performed field work (sampling) during the month of October 2004.  Evaluation of data and preparation of a final EE/CA Report are expected to take an additional 60 to 90 days.  Completion of the EE/CA process will thus extend into the first quarter of 2005, whereupon the EPA will decide whether additional response action (remediation) may be necessary.

Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, any of the PRPs may be jointly and severally liable to the EPA for the full amount of any response costs incurred by the EPA, including costs related to investigation and remediation, subject to a right of contribution from other PRPs.  In practice, PRPs generally agree to perform such response activities, and negotiate among themselves to determine their respective contributions to any such multi-party activities based upon equitable allocation factors, including their respective contributions to the alleged contamination and their ability to pay.

It is impossible at this stage to estimate the total costs of investigation and remediation at the Site due to various factors, including incomplete information regarding the Site and the other PRPs, uncertainty regarding the extent of contamination and the Company's share, if any, of liability for the contamination, EPA's future selection of cleanup standards for the Site, and, ultimately, EPA's selection of a preferred clean-up remedy. 

In September 2003, in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board Interpretation No. 14, "Reasonable Estimation of the Amount of a Loss - an interpretation of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 5 (Accounting for Contingencies)", and Statement of Position 96-1, "Environmental Remediation Liabilities", the Company recognized a provision of $210,976 (within discontinued operations) for this matter, in addition, this provision was increased by $23,589 during the three month period ended September 30, 2004. This increased the total provision to $234,565, which represents the current estimate of the Company's share of the costs associated with an emergency removal action previously undertaken by the EPA, the anticipated cost of the EE/CA study and the anticipated professional fees associated with the EE/CA study.  Total actual costs to be incurred at the Site in future periods may vary from this estimate, given inherent uncertainties in evaluating environmental costs.  As of September 30, 2004, the Company incurred actual investigation and professional services costs of $132,379 and its reserve balance for the EE/CA study process is $102,186 (accrued as a current liability within discontinued operations).  The accrual will be reviewed periodically based upon facts and circumstances available at the time, which could result in changes to its amount.  The EPA has indicated that it has made no determination whether any additional response action (remediation) will be required at the Site and will not do so until after completion of the EE/CA process.  At this stage, the Company does not have sufficient information to determine the potential extent and nature of any necessary future response action (remediation) at the Site, or to estimate the potential additional future cost of such action or the Company's potential liability for such costs.  The Company is also investigating whether any cost incurred would be covered by insurance although specific coverage has not yet been identified.

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The following table sets forth certain unaudited operating results of the discontinued operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, as indicated in the table below.  As the accruals for remediation expenses were recorded in the third quarter in each of the two years, amounts shown are the same for both the three and nine month periods.

 

2004

 2003

 
 

Net sales

   $      -   

    $       -   

 

Cost of sales

       -   

         -   

 

Depreciation

       -   

         -   

 

General and
  administrative expense


       -   


         -   

 

Provision for remediation

    (23,589)(1)

     (210,976)(2)

 

Operating (loss) income

  (23,589)

   (210,976)

 

Other income, net

       -

         -

 

(Loss) income from discontinued
  operations before income taxes


  (23,589)


   (210,976)

 

Income (taxes) benefit

  11,692

    89,592

   
 

(Loss) income from discontinued
  operations, net of tax

 $(11,897)

  $(121,384)

 

(1) Additional legal and professional fees incurred as of September 30, 2004.

(2) Includes $15,226 of legal and professional fees incurred as of September 30, 2003 and a $195,750 reserve for remediation

Assets and liabilities of the discontinued operations have been reflected in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets as follows:

September 30,

December 31,

2004

 2003

(unaudited)

Total assets of discontinued

  operations

  $ 35,128

$      -

 

Current liabilities

  reserve for remediation

  $102,186

$128,380

 

Total liabilities of discontinued

  operations

  $102,186

$128,380

Note 4 -  Note Payable to Bank

In April 2002, the Company entered into a $6,000,000 construction loan agreement, in favor of Wachovia Bank, N.A., to finance the development of condominium projects. A portion of the loan, up to $1,500,000, may be used for the working capital needs of the Company.  Under the terms of the loan, interest is payable monthly at an annual rate equal to the "Monthly LIBOR Index" plus one and nine-tenths percent (3.74% and 3.07% at September 30, 2004 and December 31, 2003, respectively). The proceeds from the sales of the condominiums are used to repay the loan. At the sole option of the lender, the outstanding principal and interest is due and payable in full within 30 days of the lender providing written notice to the Company. The loan is guaranteed by the Company's electrical construction subsidiary and is secured by an agreement not to further encumber said condominium projects. Borrowings outstanding under this agreement were $1,578,923 as of December 31, 2003. There were no borrowings outstanding under this loan agreement as of September 30, 2004 and the full amount was available to the Company. The loan agreement contains various financial covenants including, but not limited to, minimum tangible net worth, minimum current ratio, and maximum debt to tangible net worth ratio. Other loan covenants prohibit, among other things, incurring additional indebtedness, issuing loans to other entities in excess of a certain amount, entering into a merger or consolidation, and any change in the Company's current Chief Executive Officer without prior written consent from the lender.  The Company was in compliance with all such covenants as of September 30, 2004 and December 31, 2003.

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Interest costs related to the construction of condominiums were capitalized. During the nine month periods ended September 30, 2004 and 2003 the Company capitalized interest costs of $41,626 and $43,447, respectively.  There were no interest costs capitalized during the three month period ended September 30, 2004 as compared to $18,951 of capitalized interest costs for the three month period ended September 30, 2003. 

On January 30, 2004, the Company entered into a $2,600,000 term loan agreement, in favor of Wachovia Bank, N.A., to finance purchases of electrical construction equipment.  The Company may only borrow funds under the loan during the draw period, January 30, 2004 through September 30, 2004. During the draw period, the Company is obligated to make monthly payments of accrued interest only.  As of the end of the draw period, on September 30, 2004 (the "conversion date"), the loan will be payable in monthly payments of principal equal to 1/36 of the outstanding principal balance of the loan at the conversion date, plus accrued interest for 36 consecutive months.  The annual interest rate is equal to the "LIBOR Market Index Rate" plus one and nine-tenths percent (3.74% at September 30, 2004).  The loan is secured by the equipment purchased with the proceeds of the loan, and any replacements, accessions, or substitutions thereof and all cash and non-cash proceeds received thereof. Borrowings outstanding under this agreement were $2,600,000 as of September 30, 2004. The loan agreement contains various financial covenants, including, but not limited to, minimum tangible net worth, minimum current ratio, and maximum debt to tangible net worth ratio. Other loan covenants prohibit, among other things, a change in fiscal year and any change in the Company's current Chief Executive Officer without prior written consent from the lender.  The Company was in compliance with all such covenants as of September 30, 2004.

Note 5 - Commitments and Contingencies

In certain circumstances, the Company is required to provide performance bonds to secure its contractual commitments.  Management is not aware of any performance bonds issued for the Company that have ever been called by a customer.  As of September 30, 2004, outstanding performance bonds issued on behalf of the Company's electrical construction subsidiary amounted to approximately $13,324,000.

Note 6 - Income Taxes

At September 30, 2004, the Company had tax net operating loss carryforwards of approximately $2,390,000 available to offset future taxable income, which if unused will expire from 2014 through 2022.  The Company has alternative minimum tax credit carryforwards of approximately $302,000, which are available to reduce future Federal income taxes over an indefinite period.

The Company's effective tax rate for the nine months ended September 30, 2004 was 49.6%.  This is the Company's expected tax rate for the year ending December 31, 2004 which was calculated based on the estimated annual operating results for the year.  The effective tax rate differs from the statutory rate (34%) for the nine months ended September 30, 2004, largely due to estimated expenses which are non-deductible for tax purposes in proportion to the estimated operating results before taxes for the year.

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During the three months ended September 30, 2004, the Company recorded a tax provision of $286,298 to adjust the cumulative tax provision for the nine months ended September 30, 2004 in order to reflect the estimated effective tax rate for the year.  The effective tax rate of 90% for the three months ended September 30, 2004 (as opposed to the statutory rate of 34%) resulted from (1) a significant increase in estimated annual earnings from the estimate used at the end of the second quarter, which substantially increased the Company's annual projected effective rate and required an adjustment to the third quarter cumulative tax provision and (2) to a lesser extent, the effect of the amount of estimated expenses which are non-deductible for tax purposes. 

Note 7 - Earnings Per Share of Common Stock and Stock Repurchase Plan

Basic earnings per common share is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common stock shares outstanding during the period.  Diluted earnings per share include additional dilution from potential common stock equivalents, such as stock options outstanding. The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share for the periods indicated:

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2004

2003

2004

2003

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Continuing Operations: Income (loss) from operations
 

     $31,644 

$ (92,118)

    $308,341 

   $255,523 

Discontinued Operations:  (Loss) income from operations
 

    (11,897)

   (121,384)

    (11,897)

   (121,384)

Net income (loss) available to common stockholders

$19,747 

$(213,502)

$296,444 

$134,139 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding, net

26,226,624 

26,207,400 

26,284,080 

26,577,479 

 

Earnings (loss) per     share-basic

 Continuing Operations

$0.00 

$0.00 

$0.01 

$0.01 

 Discontinued Operations

0.00 

0.00 

0.00 

0.00 

 Net Income

$0.00 

($0.01)

$0.01 

$0.01 

 

Weighted average dilutive shares from stock option plan

44,764 

170,163 

49,199 

148,711 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding including dilutive shares

26,271,388 

26,377,563 

26,333,279 

26,726,190 

Earnings (loss) per     share-diluted

 Continuing Operations

$0.00 

$0.00 

$0.01 

$0.01 

 Discontinued Operations

0.00 

0.00 

0.00 

0.00 

 Net Income

$0.00 

($0.01)

$0.01 

$0.01 

 

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On September 17, 2002, the Company's Board of Directors approved a Common Stock Repurchase Plan ("the Repurchase Plan") allowing the Company to repurchase up to five percent (approximately 1.3 million shares) of its outstanding Common Stock over the twelve-month period which followed.  On June 11, 2003, the Board of Directors approved a one-year extension of the repurchase period (until September 16, 2004) and increased the total number of shares purchasable under the Repurchase Plan to 2.5 million.  On September 29, 2004 the Board of Directors approved another one-year extension of the repurchase period (until September 16, 2005). The Company may repurchase its shares either in the open market or through private transactions.  The volume of the shares to be repurchased is contingent upon market conditions and other factors.  During the three month period ended September 30, 2004, the Company repurchased 55,668 shares of its Common Stock at a cost of $30,519 (average cost of $0.55 per share) and during the nine month period September 30, 2004, the Company repurchased 153,976 shares of its Common Stock at a cost of $86,922 (average cost of $0.56 per share). As of September 30, 2004, the total number of shares repurchased under the Repurchase Plan was 1,509,945 at a cost of $762,867 (average cost of $0.51 per share) and the remaining number of shares the Company is authorized to repurchase under the Repurchase Plan is 990,055. The Company currently holds the repurchased stock as Treasury Stock, reported at cost.

Note 8 - Business Segment Information

The Company is primarily involved in two lines of business, electrical construction and real estate development.  There were no material amounts of sales or transfers between lines of business and no material amounts of foreign sales.  Any intersegment sales have been eliminated.

The following table sets forth certain segment information for the nine months ended September 30, as indicated: 

2004

2003

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Sales from operations to
  unaffiliated customers

    Electrical construction

$23,220,182 

  $20,389,978 

    Real estate development

3,864,833 

    4,659,949 

      Total

$27,085,015 

$25,049,927 

 

Operating income

  Electrical construction

$ 1,350,014 

$ 1,173,813 

  Real estate development

828,362 

     770,119 

    Total operating income

2,178,376 

   1,943,932 

 

Other income, net

  71,714 

     61,181 

General corporate expenses

   (1,638,745)

   (1,596,379)

Income from continuing
  operations before income
  taxes

$   611,345 



$   408,734 

 

 


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The following table sets forth certain segment information for the three months ended September 30, as indicated:

2004

2003

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Sales from operations to
  unaffiliated customers

    Electrical construction

$7,262,905 

$4,539,399 

    Real estate development

   - 

   2,274,742 

      Total

$7,262,905 

$6,814,141 

 

Operating income (loss)

  Electrical construction

$  835,831 

  $ (141,812)

  Real estate development

(45,541)

    463,002 

    Total operating income (loss)

     790,290

321,190 

 

Other income, net

      37,358 

7,835 

General corporate expenses

    (509,706)

     (502,478)

Income (loss) from continuing
  operations before income
  taxes

  $  317,942



$ (173,453)

Operating income is total operating revenue less operating expenses inclusive of depreciation and selling, general and administrative expenses for each segment.  Operating income excludes interest expense, interest income and income taxes.  General corporate expenses are comprised of general and administrative expenses and corporate depreciation expense.  Operating income for each business segment, electrical construction and real estate development, is reconciled below in the respective nine month and three month sections of Item 2 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

The following table sets forth certain segment information as of the dates indicated:

September 30,
2004

December 31, 2003

(unaudited)

Identifiable assets:

  Electrical construction

$16,985,910 

$11,988,779 

  Real estate development

   1,783,849 

  6,157,845 

  Corporate

   7,056,006 

  5,947,673 

    Total

$25,825,765 

$24,094,297 

 

Note 9 - The Goldfield Corporation 1998 Executive Long-term Incentive Plan

In 1998, the stockholders of the Company approved the 1998 Executive Long-term Incentive Plan (the "Plan"), which permits the granting of Nonqualified Stock Options, Incentive Stock Options, Stock Appreciation Rights, Restricted Stock, Restricted Stock Units, Performance Units, Performance Shares and other awards to all officers and key employees of the Company and its subsidiaries. Shares granted pursuant to the Plan may be authorized but unissued shares of Common Stock, treasury shares or shares purchased on the open market.  The exercise price under such grants, if applicable, will be based on the fair market value of the Common Stock at the date of grant.  The maximum number of shares available for grant under the Plan is 1,300,000.  Any options granted under the Plan must be exercised within 10 years of the date of grant.  On March 9, 1999, the Company granted options to purchase 985,000 shares, exercisable at $0.21875 per share, the fair market price of the Common Stock at the date of grant.  No stock options were granted during the nine month periods ended September 30, 2004 and 2003.  As of September 30, 2004, 77,001 options were outstanding.

 

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As permitted by Statement of Financial Accounting Standards ("SFAS") No. 123, "Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation", as amended by SFAS No. 148, "Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation - - Transition and Disclosure - an amendment of SFAS No. 123", the Company applies the intrinsic value-based method of accounting as prescribed by Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 25, "Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees", in accounting for its Plan.  Accordingly, no compensation cost has been recognized in the consolidated financial statements during the nine month periods ended September 30, 2004 and 2003.  Had the Company used the fair value-based method of accounting to determine compensation cost for its stock options at the grant date under SFAS No. 123, as amended by SFAS No. 148, the Company's net income would not have changed for the nine month periods ended September 30, 2004 and 2003.

Note 10 - Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In January 2003, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the "FASB") issued Interpretation No. 46 ("FIN 46"), "Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities", and a revised interpretation of FIN 46 ("FIN 46-R") was issued in December 2003.  FIN 46 requires certain variable interest entities to be consolidated by the primary beneficiary of the entity if the equity investors in the entity do not have the characteristics of a controlling financial interest or do not have sufficient equity at risk for the entity to finance its activities without additional subordinated financial support from other parties.  The provisions of FIN 46 are effective immediately for all arrangements entered into after January 31, 2003.  Since January 31, 2003, the Company has not invested in any entities it believes are variable interest entities for which the Company is the primary beneficiary. FIN 46-R is effective for the interim periods ending March 31, 2004 or thereafter for all new or existing arrangements. The adoption of FIN 46 and FIN 46-R did not have a significant impact on the financial position or results of operations of the Company.

Forward-Looking Statements

We make "forward looking statements" within 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 electrical construction operations include, among others: the level of construction activities by public utilities; the timing and duration of construction projects for which we are engaged; adverse weather; our ability to estimate accurately with respect to fixed price construction contracts; heightened competition in the electrical construction field, including intensification of price competition; and the availability of skilled construction labor. Factors that may affect the results of our real estate development operations include, among others: interest rates; ability to obtain necessary permits from regulatory agencies; adverse legislation or regulations; ability to acquire land; ability to obtain additional construction financing; adverse weather; natural disasters; and general economic conditions, both nationally and in our region. Important factors which could cause our actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this document are also set forth in the Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations section and elsewhere in this document.

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You should read this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q completely and with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from what we expect.  We may not update these forward-looking statements, even in the event that our situation changes in the future.  All forward-looking statements attributable to us are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements.

Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and
        Results of Operations.

Overview

The four major hurricanes which struck Florida during the third quarter did not cause any material damage to any of the Company's properties and did not disrupt its business. As discussed below, the Company's electrical construction subsidiary obtained storm restoration assignments during the quarter.

The Company's revenue from electrical construction operations increased approximately 14% for the nine month period ending September 2004 and 60% for the three month period ended September 30, 2004 as compared to the same periods in the prior year.  These increases were mainly due to an increase in demand for electrical transmission services and emergency storm restoration work.  We cannot project the levels of future demand for construction services.  Operating margins of the electrical construction operations remained constant for the nine month period ending September 30, 2004 when compared to the like period in 2003, but increased significantly for the three month period ending September 2004 as compared to the same period in the prior year.  The improvement in operating margins for the three month period ended September 30, 2004 is primarily attributable to the combination of a negative margin in the three month period ended September 30, 2003 and a larger revenue base to absorb overhead in this period in 2004.  As previously reported on May 25, 2004, because of operational issues, the Company was limited in its ability to bid on certain new projects for two major customers.  This limitation has now been withdrawn by the significantly larger of such customers and we do not anticipate any material adverse impact on our operations from these issues.

Revenues from the real estate development operations decreased by approximately 17% in the first nine months of 2004 when compared to the same period in 2003, mainly as a result of having two projects under construction during the last three months of the period ended September 30, 2003 whereas no projects were under construction during the like 2004 period.  As a percentage of revenue, operating margins increased to 21% for the nine months ended September 30, 2004 from 16.5% for the nine months ended September 30, 2003.  Although the Company believes the market remains strong for its condominium development projects, due to the timing of our projects we will not recognize revenue from them until the first half of 2005.  In 2005, the Company plans to commence construction on two planned projects, Oak Park and Pineapple House, described in the Results of Operations section below, each of which is larger than any of the Company's prior condominiums.  Since both projects are still in the permitting phase, there can be no assurance as to specific timing with respect to the commencement of construction.

 Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

This discussion and analysis of the Company's financial condition and results of operations is based upon the Company's consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.  The preparation of these financial statements requires the Company to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities.  On an on-going basis, the Company evaluates its estimates, including those related to fixed price electrical construction contracts, real estate development projects, deferred income tax assets and environmental remediation.  The Company bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.  For example, for each critical accounting estimate, a hypothetical scenario of an adverse 5% change to the estimate and its resulting affect on after-tax income is detailed below.  The Company believes the following critical accounting policies affect its more significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of its consolidated financial statements. The Company's management has discussed the selection and development of its critical accounting policies, estimates and related disclosure below with the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

 

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  Percentage of Completion - Electrical Construction Segment

A number of factors relating to our electrical construction segment affect the recognition of contract revenue. The Company recognizes revenue when electrical services are performed except when work is performed under a fixed price contract.  Revenue from fixed price electrical construction contracts is recognized on the percentage of completion method.  Under this method, estimated contract income and resulting revenue is generally accrued based on costs incurred to date as a percentage of total estimated costs.  Total estimated costs, and thus contract income, are impacted by several factors including, but not limited to, changes in productivity and scheduling, and the cost of labor, subcontracts, materials and equipment.  Additionally, external factors such as weather, client needs, client delays in providing approvals, labor availability and governmental regulation, may also affect the progress and estimated cost of a project's completion and thus the timing of income and revenue recognition.

The Company believes the current assumptions and other considerations used to estimate the total costs are appropriate.  However, if actual experience differs from the assumptions and other considerations used in estimating total costs, the resulting change could have an adverse effect on the Company's results of operations.  For example, if a 5% unfavorable change in total estimated costs had occurred, after-tax income from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2004 would have decreased $138,231.

If a current estimate of total costs indicates a loss on a contract, the projected loss is recognized in full when determined. Revenue from change orders, extra work, variations in the scope of work and claims is recognized when realization is probable.

  Percentage of Completion - Real Estate Development Segment

Our initial condominium project was accounted for under the deposit method due to our limited experience in condominium development business.  Accordingly, the recognition of related revenue and expenses was deferred until the project was complete and the underlying titles were transferred to the buyers.

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As of August 2002, commencing with the second condominium development project, all revenue associated with real estate development projects that meet the criteria specified by Statement of Financial Accounting Standards ("SFAS") No. 66, "Accounting for Sales of Real Estate", have been recognized using the percentage of completion method.  Under this method, revenue is recognized when (1)construction is beyond a preliminary stage, (2)buyers are unable to receive refunds of down-payments except in the event of non-delivery, (3)a substantial percentage of the condominiums are under firm contracts, (4)collection of the sales price is reasonably assured and (5)sales proceeds and costs can be reasonably estimated.  Revenue recognized is calculated based on the percentage of completion, as determined by the ratio of fixed price construction contract costs incurred to date to the total fixed price construction contract.  A significant majority of the total estimated project costs is attributable to the fixed price construction contract; the residual estimated costs could vary from actual and the variation is recognized in the period it is determined.

Because of the general invariability of costs of fixed-price construction contracts, the Company believes that a material difference in total actual project costs versus total estimated project costs is unlikely.  As of September 30, 2004, all real estate condominium projects being accounted for under the percentage of completion method of accounting were complete.  As a result, after-tax income from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2004 would not have changed from any adverse circumstances affecting previously estimated total project costs.

If a current estimate of total project costs indicates a loss on a project, the projected loss is recognized in full when determined.  The timing of revenue and expense recognition is contingent on construction productivity.  Factors possibly impeding construction productivity include, but are not limited to, supply of labor, materials and equipment, scheduling, weather, permitting and unforeseen events.

If a buyer were to default on the contract for sale, revenues and expenses recognized in prior periods would be adjusted in the period of default.

  Deferred Tax Assets

The Company considers future taxable income and ongoing prudent and feasible tax planning strategies in assessing the need for a valuation allowance for deferred tax assets.  The ultimate realization of deferred tax assets is dependent upon the generation of future taxable income during the periods in which the deferred tax assets are expected to be recovered or settled.  Should the Company determine that it would not be able to realize all or part of its net deferred tax assets, a valuation allowance would be recorded to reduce its deferred tax assets to the amount that is more likely than not to be realized. In the event the Company were to subsequently determine that it would be able to realize its deferred tax assets in the future in excess of its net recorded amount, an adjustment to the previously recorded valuation allowance would increase income in the period such determination was made.

As of September 30, 2004, the deferred tax asset was largely comprised of net operating loss ("NOL") carryforwards which will expire from 2014 through 2022.  Based on historical experience and other various assumptions including forecasts of future taxable income and tax planning, the Company anticipates being able to generate sufficient taxable income to utilize the NOL carryforwards prior to their respective expiration dates and therefore, did not record a valuation allowance against the deferred tax assets.  Had the Company forecasted an inability to utilize 5% of the NOL carryforwards, prior to their respective expiration dates, after-tax income from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2004 would have decreased $40,630. 

  Provision for Remediation

In September 2003, the Company was notified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (the "EPA") that it is a potentially responsible party (a "PRP") with respect to possible investigation and removal activities at a mine that it had formerly owned.  Refer to note 3 of notes to the consolidated financial statements for a discussion on this matter.

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In accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") Interpretation No. 14, "Reasonable Estimation of the Amount of a Loss - an interpretation of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 5 (Accounting for Contingencies)", and Statement of Position 96-1, "Environmental Remediation Liabilities", during the year ended December 31, 2003, the Company recognized a provision of $210,976 (within discontinued operations). As of September 30, 2004 the Company recognized an additional $23,589 ($11,897) net of taxes), which increases the current estimate for remediation costs to $234,565. Total actual remediation costs to be incurred in future periods may vary from this estimate, given inherent uncertainties in evaluating environmental costs.  In the current year, had the Company determined its estimate for the provision for remediation to be 5% in excess of its estimate recognized in the prior year, after-tax income from discontinued operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2004 would have decreased $5,915.

Results of Operations

NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2004 COMPARED TO NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2003

Segment Information

The table below shows the Company's consolidated revenue and operating income attributable to each of its ongoing lines of business for the nine months ended September 30, as indicated:

2004

2003

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Revenue

  Electrical construction

$23,220,182

$20,389,978

  Real estate development

3,864,833

4,659,949

    Total

$27,085,015

$25,049,927

 

Operating income

  Electrical construction

$ 1,350,014

$ 1,173,813

  Real estate development

828,362

770,119

    Total

$ 2,178,376

$ 1,943,932

The table below is a reconciliation of the Company's operating income attributable to each of its ongoing lines of business for the nine months ended September 30, as indicated:

2004

2003

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Electrical construction

  Revenue

$23,220,182

$20,389,978

  Expenses

    Cost of goods sold

20,306,285

17,996,878

    Depreciation

1,480,910

1,128,735

    SG&A

82,973

90,552

      Total expenses

21,870,168

19,216,165

  Operating income

$ 1,350,014

$ 1,173,813

 

Real estate development

  Revenue

$ 3,864,833

$ 4,659,949

  Expenses

    Cost of goods sold

2,758,697

3,609,302

    Depreciation

9,206

6,523

    SG&A

268,568

274,005

      Total expenses

3,036,471

3,889,830

  Operating income

$   828,362

$   770,119

 

 

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Continuing Operations

  Revenues

Total revenues in the nine months ended September 30, 2004 increased by 8.1% to $27,085,015, compared to $25,049,927 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003. 

Electrical construction revenues increased by 13.9% to $23,220,182 in the nine months ended September 30, 2004 from $20,389,978 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003.

Revenues recognized by the real estate development operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2004 were $3,864,833 compared to $4,659,949 for the nine months ended September 30, 2003, a decrease of 17.1%.  This decrease resulted from having two projects under construction during the last three months of the period ended September 30, 2003 whereas no projects were under construction during the like 2004 period.

As of September 30, 2004, the real estate development operations' third project, "Cape Club", a sixteen-unit oceanfront condominium development located in Cape Canaveral, Florida was completed and all sixteen units previously under contract for sale were closed.  Cape Club was accounted for under the percentage of completion method as described in the above Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates.

"Oak Park", a townhouse-style condominium project in Cape Canaveral, Florida is currently in the permitting phase.  Plans call for a forty-unit complex to be built, all of which have been reserved with refundable deposits.  On September 22, 2004, the Company received site plan approval for the project from the City of Cape Canaveral.  Commencement of construction is dependent upon the receipt of required permits.

The Company's most recent plans are to develop a river-view residential complex on a two-acre parcel in Melbourne, Florida, acquired in January 2003 for approximately $1 million. Initial plans call for a multi-phase development named "Pineapple House", with the first phase comprised of an eight-story building containing thirty-three luxury river-view condominium units. Future proposed phases adjoining the first phase include two additional eight-story buildings containing twenty-two luxury river-view residential units each.  On June 22, 2004, the Company received site plan approval for the project from the City of Melbourne.  Commencement of construction is dependent upon the receipt of required permits. 

  Operating Results

Electrical construction operations had an operating income of $1,350,014 in the nine months ended September 30, 2004, compared to an operating income of $1,173,813 during the nine months ended September 30, 2003, an increase of 15.0%.  As a percentage of revenue, operating margins on electrical construction operations remained constant at 5.8% for the nine months ended September 30, 2004 as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2003.  The Company's electrical construction subsidiary is customarily involved in a limited number of projects at any one given time.  Therefore, operating results can vary significantly from period to period depending upon the number of projects underway in any period and the particular operating characteristics of such projects.  The varying magnitude and duration of electrical construction projects may result in substantial fluctuation in the Company's backlog from time to time. At September 30, 2004, the approximate value of uncompleted contracts was $5,280,000 compared to $5,700,000 at September 30, 2003.

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Real estate development operations had an operating income of $828,362 in the nine months ended September 30, 2004, compared to $770,119 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003, an increase of $58,243.  As a percentage of revenue, operating margins increased to 21.4% for the nine months ended September 30, 2004 from 16.5% for the nine months ended September 30, 2003.  Operating margins from real estate development operations are expected to vary due to the type and number of projects under construction at any given time and each respective project's estimated operating margin.

As of September 30, 2004, the real estate development operations had no backlog (outstanding real estate contracts for sale excluding partial revenue already recognized on said contracts under the percentage of completion method) compared to approximately $5,700,000 as of September 30, 2003.  Although real estate development operations currently has no backlog, previously mentioned projects awaiting commencement of construction may have a material impact on future backlog.

  Costs and Expenses

Total costs and expenses, and the components thereof, increased to $26,545,384 in the nine months ended September 30, 2004 from $24,702,374 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003, an increase of 7.5%.

Electrical construction costs increased to $20,306,285 in the nine months ended September 30, 2004 from $17,996,878 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003, an increase of 12.8%.  The increase in costs resulted from an increase in the volume of work performed and is fairly consistent with the 13.9% increase in revenue.

Costs of the real estate development operations decreased to $2,758,697 for the nine months ended September 30, 2004 from $3,609,302 for the nine months ended September 30, 2003, a decrease of 23.6%.  This decrease was primarily due to the result of having two projects under construction during the last three months of the period ended September 30, 2003 whereas no projects were under construction during the like 2004 period.

Depreciation and amortization was $1,541,275 in the nine months ended September 30, 2004, compared to $1,171,527 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003.  The increase in depreciation and amortization was primarily a result of an increase in capital expenditures made in recent years, most of which were attributed to upgrading and replacing electrical construction equipment.

The following table sets forth selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses for each respective segment for the nine months ended September 30, as indicated:

2004

2003

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Electrical construction

  $   82,973

  $   90,552

Real estate development

  268,568

   274,005

Corporate

1,587,586

1,560,110

  Total

$1,939,127

$1,924,667

In the nine months ended September 30, 2004, total SG&A expenses increased by less than one percent when compared to the like period in 2003.  SG&A expenses, as a percentage of revenue, decreased to 7.2% in the nine months ended September 30, 2004 from 7.7% in the nine months ended September 30, 2003.

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  Income Taxes

The provision for income taxes was $303,004 in the nine months ended September 30, 2004, an effective tax rate of 49.6%, which is the Company's expected tax rate for the year ended December 31, 2004, as compared to $153,211 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003, an effective tax rate of 37.5%.  The effective tax rate for the nine months ended September 30, 2004 differs from the statutory rate largely due to estimated expenses which are non-deductible for tax purposes.

Discontinued Operations 

On December 4, 2002, effective November 30, 2002, the Company completed the sale of the capital stock of its mining subsidiaries.

Following the sale, in September 2003, the Company was notified by the EPA that it is a PRP with respect to possible investigation and removal activities at a mine previously owned by the Company. Please see Part II, Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

The following table sets forth certain unaudited operating results of the discontinued operations for the nine months ended September 30, as indicated:

 

2004

 2003

 
 

Net sales

$      -

    $       -   

 

Cost of sales

       -

         -   

 

Depreciation

       -

         -   

 

General and
  administrative expense


       -


         -   

 

Provision for remediation

    (23,589)(1)

     (210,976)(2)

 

Operating (loss) income

  (23,589)

   (210,976)

 

Other income, net

       -

        -   

 

(Loss) income from discontinued
  operations before income taxes


  (23,589)


   (210,976)

 

Income (taxes) benefit

  11,692

    89,592

 
 

(Loss) income from discontinued
  operations, net of tax

 $(11,897)

  $(121,384)

 

(1) Additional legal and professional fees incurred as of September 30, 2004.
(2) Includes $15,226 of legal and professional fees incurred as of September 30, 2003 and a $195,750 reserve for remediation

THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2004 COMPARED TO THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2003

Segment Information

The table below shows the Company's consolidated revenue and operating income attributable to each of its ongoing lines of business for the three months ended September 30, as indicated:

2004

2003

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Revenue

  Electrical construction

$7,262,905 

$4,539,399 

  Real estate development

    - 

   2,274,742 

    Total

$7,262,905 

$6,814,141 

Operating income (loss)

  Electrical construction

$  835,831 

  $ (141,812)

  Real estate development

(45,541)

    463,002 

    Total

$  790,290 

$  321,190 

 

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The table below is a reconciliation of the Company's operating income (loss) attributable to each of its ongoing lines of business for the three months ended September 30, as indicated:

2004

2003

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Electrical construction

  Revenue

$7,262,905 

$4,539,399 

  Expenses

    Cost of goods sold

5,877,255  

4,236,547  

    Depreciation

535,394 

420,545 

    SG&A

14,425 

24,119 

      Total expenses

6,427,074 

4,681,211 

  Operating income (loss)

$  835,831 

$ (141,812)

 

Real estate development

  Revenue

$        - 

$ 2,274,742 

  Expenses

    Cost of goods sold

35,756  

1,677,775  

    Depreciation

3,456 

(214)

    SG&A

6,329 

134,179 

      Total expenses

45,541 

1,811,740 

  Operating income (loss)

$  (45,541)

$   463,002 

Continuing Operations

  Revenues

Total revenues in the three months ended September 30, 2004 increased by 6.6% to $7,262,905, compared to $6,814,141 in the three months ended September 30, 2003.

Electrical construction revenues increased by 60.0% in the three months ended September 30, 2004 to $7,262,905 from $4,539,399 in the three months ended September 30, 2003.  This increase was primarily attributable to an increase in storm restoration work related to the hurricanes that hit Florida during August and September 2004 and to a lesser extent, transmission line construction.

There were no revenues recognized by the real estate development operations for the three months ended September 30, 2004 compared to $2,274,742 for the three months ended September 30, 2003.  This decrease was due to the completion of Cape Club in the second quarter of 2004 and no other projects currently being under construction.

  Operating Results

Electrical construction operations had an operating profit of $835,831 in the three months ended September 30, 2004, compared to an operating loss of $141,812 during the three months ended September 30, 2003.  As a percentage of revenue, operating margins on electrical construction operations increased to 11.5% for the three months ended September 30, 2004 from (3.1)% for the three months ended September 30, 2003.  The low operating margin for the 2003 period was largely a result of higher than budgeted costs incurred due to adverse weather conditions encountered on several large electrical construction projects.  The higher operating margin for the like 2004 period was realized from increased transmission line work and increased revenue from storm restoration efforts.  Increased revenue from emergency restoration work, which was performed in addition to our regularly scheduled contract work, improved operating margins by reducing our overhead allocation.

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Real estate development operations had an operating loss of $45,541 in the three months ended September 30, 2004, compared to operating income of $463,002 in the three months ended September 30, 2003.  Operating income decreased due to the completion of Cape Club in the second quarter of 2004 and no other projects being under construction. As a percentage of revenue, the operating margin was 20.4% for the three months ended September 30, 2003. No operating margin was calculated for the like 2004 period since there was no revenue from real estate development for the period.

  Costs and Expenses

Total costs and expenses, and the components thereof, decreased to $6,982,321 in the three months ended September 30, 2004 from $6,995,429 in the three months ended September 30, 2003, a decrease of less than one percent.

Electrical construction costs increased to $5,877,255 in the three months ended September 30, 2004 from $4,236,547 in the three months ended September 30, 2003, an increase of 38.7%.  The increase in costs resulted from an increase in the volume of work performed and follows a 60.0% increase in revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2004.

Costs of the real estate development operations decreased to $ 35,756 for the three months ended September 30, 2004 from $1,677,775 for the three months ended September 30, 2003, a decrease of 97.9%.  This decrease was mainly due to the completion of Cape Club's construction during the second quarter of 2004 and no other projects being under construction.

Depreciation and amortization was $553,939 in the three months ended September 30, 2004, compared to $433,418 in the three months ended September 30, 2003.  The increase in depreciation and amortization was primarily a result of an increase in capital expenditures made in recent years, most of which were attributed to upgrading and replacing electrical construction equipment. 

The following table sets forth selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses for each respective segment for the three months ended September 30, as indicated:

2004

2003

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Electrical construction

  $ 14,425 

  $ 24,119

Real estate development

6,329 

   134,179

Corporate

494,617 

489,391

  Total

$515,371 

$647,689

In the three months ended September 30, 2004, total SG&A expenses decreased by 20.4% when compared to the like period in 2003.  The decrease was mainly due to there being no selling costs incurred by the real estate development operations during the 2004 period.  SG&A expenses, as a percentage of revenue, were 7.1% for the three months ended September 30, 2004 compared to 9.5% in the like period for 2003.

  

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   Income Taxes

The income tax provision was $286,298 in the three months ended September 30, 2004, an effective tax rate of 90.0%, as compared to a tax benefit of $81,335 in the three months ended September 30, 2003, an effective tax benefit of (46.9)%. The effective tax rate of 90% for the three months ended September 30, 2004 (as opposed to the statutory rate of 34%) resulted from (1) a significant increase in estimated annual earnings from the estimate used at the end of the second quarter, which substantially increased the Company's annual projected effective rate and required an adjustment to the third quarter cumulative tax provision and (2) to a lesser extent, the effect of the amount of estimated expenses which are non-deductible for tax purposes.  The effective tax benefit of (46.9)% for the three months ended September 30, 2003 differs from the statutory rate largely due to an income tax credit and state income taxes.

Discontinued Operations

The following table sets forth certain unaudited operating results of the discontinued operations for the three months ended September 30, as indicated:

 

2004

 2003

 
 

Net sales

  $      -

 $       -

 

Cost of sales

     -

      -

 

Depreciation

     -

      -

 

General and

 

  administrative expense

     -

      -

 

Provision for remediation

   (23,589)(1)

 (210,976)(2)

 

Operating (loss) income

   (23,589)  

 (210,976)  

 

Other income, net

     -

      -

 

(Loss) income from discontinued

 

  operations before income taxes

   (23,589)  

 (210,976)  

 

Income (taxes) benefit

   11,692   

   89,592   

   
 

(Loss) income from discontinued

 

  operations, net of tax

  $(11,897)  

$(121,384)  

(1) Additional legal and professional fees incurred as of September 30, 2004.

(2) Includes $15,226 of legal and professional fees incurred as of September 30, 2003 and a $195,750 reserve for remediation

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Working Capital Analysis

Cash and cash equivalents at September 30, 2004 were $6,417,401 as compared to $5,045,463 at December 31, 2003. Working capital of continuing and discontinued operations at September 30, 2004 was $10,087,917, compared to $10,565,493 at December 31, 2003.  The Company's ratio of current assets to current liabilities was 3.6:1 at September 30, 2004, unchanged from 3.6:1 at December 31, 2003.

Cash Flow Analysis

Net cash flows for each of the nine month periods ended September 30 were as follows:

 

2004

2003

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

 

Operating activities

$ 4,631,912

$(1,982,486)

 

Investing activities

  (4,230,587)

 (1,613,434)

 

Financing activities

    970,613

   (223,972)

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and
   cash equivalents

$ 1,371,938

$(3,819,892)

  Operating Activities

Cash flows from operating activities are comprised of income from continuing operations adjusted to reflect the timing of cash receipts and disbursements therefrom.

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Net cash provided by operating activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2004 was $4,631,912, compared to $1,982,486 of net cash used during the same period in 2003. This increase was primarily due to changes in the contracts receivable of the real estate development operations. Contracts receivable provided $3,732,867 of cash in the first nine months of 2004 due to the cash collected upon Cape Club's completion in June 2004, compared to cash used of $2,479,149 in the same period of the prior year.  

  Investing Activities

Net cash used by investing activities in the nine months ended September 30, 2004 was $4,230,587, compared to $1,613,434 of cash used in the like period of 2003. This significant increase in cash usage by the Company's investing activities during the first nine months of 2004, when compared to the same period in 2003, was primarily due to an increase of capital expenditures in the first nine months of 2004 to $4,338,835 from $3,040,451 for the same period in 2003.  The majority of capital expenditures are attributable to purchases of machinery and equipment by the Company's electrical construction segment which were prompted by an increase in the volume of work performed and an effort to reduce future equipment rental expense. Total capital expenditures in 2004 are anticipated to be $4.9 million, which the Company is funding through existing cash reserves and its new term loan with Wachovia Bank, N.A., as described in note 4 of notes to the consolidated financial statements.

In the nine months ended September 30, 2004 no cash was provided from investments in securities due to an absence of investment security transactions compared to $1,266,419 of cash provided in the like period of 2003.

  Financing Activities

Net cash provided by financing activities in the nine months ended September 30, 2004 was $970,613, compared to $223,972 of cash used in the same period in 2003. This increase in cash provided by financing activities in the first nine months of 2004, relative to the comparable period in the prior year, was primarily due to borrowings on the electrical construction operations term loan (refer to note 4 of notes to the consolidated financial statements) during the nine months ended September 30, 2004. 

In the nine months ended September 30, 2004 and 2003, the Company used cash in the amount of $86,922 and $465,415, respectively, to purchase Treasury Stock (153,976 and 875,847 shares of Common Stock at an average cost of $0.56 and $0.53 per share, respectively for the nine months ended September 30, 2004 and 2003) pursuant to the Common Stock Repurchase Plan as described in note 7 of notes to the consolidated financial statements.

The Company has paid no cash dividends on its Common Stock since 1933, and it is not expected that the Company will pay any cash dividends on its Common Stock in the immediate future.

On January 30, 2004, the Company entered into a term loan in the amount of $2,600,000, as described in note 4 of notes to the consolidated financial statements, to finance a portion of the electrical construction operations capital expenditures for the current year. As of September 30, 2004, draws in the amount of $2,600,000 have been made on the aforementioned loan.

The Company currently has a real estate construction loan (see note 4 of notes to the consolidated financial statements) in favor of Wachovia Bank, N.A. As of November 3, 2004, there were no borrowings outstanding under said loan and $6,000,000 is available for borrowing, of which $1,500,000 can be used for the working capital needs of the Company.

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The Company's credit facilities require it to comply with various covenants, including, but not limited to, minimum tangible net worth, minimum current ratio, and maximum debt to tangible net worth ratio. Other loan covenants prohibit, among other things, incurring additional indebtedness, issuing loans to other entities in excess of a certain amount, entering into a merger or consolidation, and any change in the Company's current Chief Executive Officer without prior written consent from the lender.  As of September 30, 2004, the Company was in compliance with all such covenants.  However, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to sustain compliance with said covenants and therefore could risk either a reduction or elimination of its present credit facilities.  The Company believes that its present ability to borrow, with the consent of its current lender, is greater than its established credit facilities in place.  However, no assurance can be given as to the terms, availability or cost of any future financing the Company may need.

Forecast

The Company anticipates its cash on hand, cash flows from operations and credit facilities will provide sufficient cash to enable the Company to meet its working capital needs, debt service requirements and planned capital expenditures for at least the next twelve months.  However, the Company's revenues, results of operations and cash flows as well as its ability to seek additional financing may be negatively impacted by factors including, but not limited to, a decline in demand for electrical construction services and/or condominiums in the markets served and general economic conditions, heightened competition, availability of construction materials, increased interest rates and adverse weather conditions.

Contractual Obligations

The following table summarizes the Company's future aggregate contractual obligations at September 30, 2004: 

Payments Due By Period


Total

Less Than
  1 Year

1-2
Years

   3-5
  Years

More Than
 5 Years

Operating leases (1)

$1,088,142

$  189,076

$  142,707

$  426,384

$329,975

Purchase

  obligations

 1,317,614

 414,350

 426,780

 476,484

  -

Long-term debt

 2,756,615

 952,865

 918,775

 884,975

-

   Total

$5,162,371

$1,556,291

$1,488,262

$1,787,843

$329,975

(1) On June 7, 2004, the Company entered into a new lease agreement for its corporate headquarters with Hibiscus Office Park, LLC.

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Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures

John H. Sottile, our Chief Executive Officer ("CEO"), and Stephen R. Wherry, our Chief Financial Officer ("CFO"), have performed an evaluation of the Company's disclosure controls and procedures, as that term is defined in Rule 13a-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), as of September 30, 2004 and each has concluded that such disclosure controls and procedures are sufficiently effective to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in our periodic reports filed under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified by the Securities and Exchange Commission's rules and regulations.

Changes in internal controls

No changes in the Company's internal controls over financial reporting occurred during the third quarter of 2004 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's internal controls over financial reporting.

Limitations of the effectiveness of controls

A control system, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance, not absolute assurance that the objectives of the control system are met.  Because of inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues, if any, within a company have been detected.  These inherent limitations include the realities that judgments in decision-making can be faulty and that breakdowns can occur because of simple error or mistake.  Additionally, controls can be circumvented by the individual acts of some persons, by collusion of two or more people or by management override of the controls.  The design of any system of controls is also based in part upon certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that the design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions; over time, controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or the degree of compliance with policies and procedures may deteriorate.  Because of the inherent limitations in a cost-effective control system, misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected.  Accordingly, our disclosure controls and procedures are designed to provide reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of our disclosure control system are met and, as set forth above, our CEO and CFO have concluded, based on their evaluation, that our disclosure controls and procedures were sufficiently effective as of September 30, 2004 to provide reasonable assurance that the objectives of the disclosure control system were met.

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PART II.  OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1.  Legal Proceedings.

Environmental

For information in response to this Item, see the discussion regarding the special notice letter the Company received from the United States Environmental Protection Agency regarding the Anderson-Calhoun mine/mill site in note 3 of notes to the consolidated financial statements in this Form 10-Q.

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

The following table sets forth information regarding the Company's purchases of its Common Stock on a monthly basis during the third quarter of 2004:

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

Period

 

Total
 Number of
 Shares
  Purchased

 

Average
 Price Paid
 per Share

 

Total Number
 of Shares
 Purchased as
 Part of
 Publicly
 Announced
 Plans or
 Programs
(1)

 

Maximum
 Number of
 Shares that
 May Yet Be
 Purchased
 Under the
 Plans or
 Programs

July 1, 2004 through July  31, 2004

36,568

$0.57

36,568

1,009,155

                 

August 1, 2004 through August 31, 2004

 1,100

$0.52

 1,100

1,008,055

                 

September 1, 2004 through September 30, 2004


18,000


$0.51


18,000


990,055

Total

55,668

$0.55

55,668

990,055

 

(1) On September 17, 2002, the Company's Board of Directors approved a Common Stock Repurchase Plan ("the Repurchase Plan") allowing the Company to repurchase up to five percent (approximately 1.3 million shares) of its outstanding Common Stock over the twelve-month period which followed.  On June 11, 2003, the Board of Directors approved a one-year extension of the repurchase period (until September 16, 2004) and increased the total number of shares purchasable under the Repurchase Plan to 2.5 million. On September 29, 2004, the Board of Directors approved another extension of the repurchase period (until September 16, 2005).  Over the course of the Plan, through September 30, 2004, the Company has repurchased 1,509,945 shares of its Common Stock at a cost of $762,867 (average cost of $0.51 per share). The Company may repurchase its shares either in the open market or through private transactions.  The timing of repurchases and the volume of the shares to be repurchased is contingent upon market conditions and other factors. 

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Item 6. Exhibits.

31.1  Certification Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, 15 U.S.C. Section 7241

31.2  Certification Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, 15 U.S.C. Section 7241

32.1* Certification Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, 18 U.S.C. Section 1350

32.2* Certification Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, 18 U.S.C. Section 1350

  * These exhibits are intended to be furnished in accordance with Regulation S-K Item 601(b)(32)(ii) and shall not be deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Act of 1934 or incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference.

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

THE GOLDFIELD CORPORATION
(Registrant)

Dated:   November 11, 2004

/s/John H. Sottile
(John H. Sottile)
Chairman of the Board of Directors,
President, Chief Executive Officer and
Director.

 

/s/Stephen R. Wherry
(Stephen R. Wherry)
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer), Treasurer,
Assistant Secretary and Principal Accounting
Officer

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