Goldfield Announces 2009 Results

MELBOURNE, Fla., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Goldfield Corporation (NYSE Amex: GV), a leading provider of electrical construction services in the southeastern United States and a developer of condominiums, today announced results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2009.

For the year ended December 31, 2009 the Company reported revenue of $29.2 million and an operating loss of $2.4 million, compared to revenue of $31.4 million and an operating loss of $5.1 million in the year ended December 31, 2008.  The decrease in revenue was attributable to reduced demand for our electrical construction services, reflecting the current economic slowdown. The 2008 operating loss included a previously reported write-down of real estate inventory of $3.2 million.

For the year ended December 31, 2009, the electrical construction segment had revenue of $27.8 million and an operating loss of $93,000, compared to revenue of $29.1 million and operating income of $1.4 million in the prior year.  The decrease in operating income within the electrical construction segment was primarily due to one electrical construction project highly impacted by adverse weather conditions, as well as the lower revenue level.

For the year ended December 31, 2009, the real estate development segment had revenue of $1.5 million and operating income of $52,000.  For 2008, revenue and operating loss from this segment were $2.4 million and $3.8 million, respectively.  The decrease in revenue was primarily due to a decrease in the number of units sold and lower sales prices for the units sold, with six Pineapple House units sold during the year ended December 31, 2009, compared to the sale of seven units (four Pineapple House units and three Oak Park units) for the same period in the prior year.  The increase in the operating income was primarily due to a lower comparative costs basis of the units sold during 2009, attributable to the inventory write-down noted above.  During the year ended December 31, 2009, there were no write-downs in the carrying value of the real estate inventory.

Net loss for the year ended December 31, 2009 was $1.9 million or $0.08 per share, compared to net loss of $5.4 million or $0.21 per share in 2008.

Revenue for the three months ended December 31, 2009 was $6.5 million, compared to $10.6 million in the comparable prior-year quarter.  The Company's operating loss was $1.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2009, compared to $2.3 million during the same period in 2008.  For the three months ended December 31, 2009, electrical construction revenues were $6.2 million and operating loss was $814,000, as compared to revenue of $10.2 million and operating income of $1.6 million in the prior year.  The decrease in revenue within the electrical construction segment was due to a general decrease in demand, and in particular fiber optics work.  The decrease in operating income was primarily attributable to the same factors noted above with respect to our full year operating income.  Real estate revenue for the three months ended December 31, 2009, was $329,000 and operating income of $38,000, as compared to revenue of $328,000 and operating loss of $3.3 million in the like quarter last year.

The Company's net loss for the three months ended December 31, 2009 was $647,000 ($0.03 per share) compared to net loss of $3.4 million ($0.14 per share) in the comparable prior-year quarter.  The quarter-to-quarter improvement in both the real estate segment's and the Company's overall net loss resulted primarily from the aforementioned $3.2 million write-down of real estate inventory during 2008, together with a tax benefit of $502,000 in the fourth quarter of 2009 resulting from a change in tax law.

Commenting on the Company's results, John H. Sottile, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Goldfield, said, "Both our electrical construction and real estate development segments are operating in very challenging environments.  The utility clients of our electrical construction segment have experienced decreased demand for electricity, which has led to a deferral of non-critical infrastructure projects.  Although we have not yet seen a rebound in the electrical construction industry, we are well positioned to take advantage of opportunities when industry conditions improve."  Mr. Sottile continued, "In the real estate segment, our exposure is limited and we currently have five unsold units remaining at our Pineapple House project, and no projects under construction.  Notwithstanding the current depression in the Florida real estate market, we have continuing sales at Pineapple House above our current carrying value."

About Goldfield

Goldfield is a leading provider of electrical construction and maintenance services in the energy infrastructure industry in the southeastern United States.  The company specializes in installing and maintaining electrical transmission lines for a wide range of electric utilities.  Goldfield is also involved in the development of high-end condominium projects on Florida's east coast.  For additional information, please visit http://www.goldfieldcorp.com.

This press release includes forward looking statements based on our current expectations.  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; 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.  Factors that may affect the results of our real estate development operations include, among others: the level of consumer confidence; the continued weakness in the Florida condominium market;  our ability to acquire land; increases in interest rates and availability of mortgage financing to our buyers; increases in construction and homeowner insurance and the availability of insurance.  Factors that may affect the results of all of our operations include, among others: adverse weather; natural disasters; effects of climate changes; changes in generally accepted accounting principles; our ability to obtain necessary permits from regulatory agencies;  our ability to maintain or increase historical revenues 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, particularly in light of the current disruption in the credit markets.  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.


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The Goldfield Corporation

Phone: (321) 724-1700

Email: investorrelations@goldfieldcorp.com





    
    
                       THE GOLDFIELD CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES          
                          CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS           
                                       (Unaudited)                        
    
    
                                 Three Months Ended        Twelve Months Ended
                                    December 31,               December 31,   
                                  2009         2008         2009         2008 
                                  ----         ----         ----         ---- 
                                                                              
    Revenue                                                                   
      Electrical                                                              
       construction         $6,212,590  $10,243,562  $27,772,466  $29,062,099 
      Real estate                                                             
       development             329,000      328,316    1,473,800    2,382,888 
                               -------      -------    ---------    --------- 
        Total revenue        6,541,590   10,571,878   29,246,266   31,444,987 
                             ---------   ----------   ----------   ---------- 
                                                                              
    Costs and expenses                                                        
      Electrical                                                              
       construction          6,345,008    7,870,641   24,971,857   24,337,479 
      Real estate                                                             
       development             224,431      500,593    1,054,233    2,492,060 
      Selling, general and                                                    
       administrative          476,205      683,378    2,872,966    3,299,687 
      Depreciation             654,550      730,048    2,797,621    3,159,398 
      Provision for                                                           
       doubtful accounts             -            -            -       27,078 
      Write down of real                                                      
       estate inventory              -    3,137,004            -    3,173,506 
      (Gain) loss on sale                                                     
       of assets                 3,840         (168)     (48,863)       7,260 
                                 -----         ----      -------        ----- 
        Total costs and                                                       
         expenses            7,704,034   12,921,496   31,647,814   36,496,468 
                             ---------   ----------   ----------   ---------- 
        Total operating                                                       
         loss               (1,162,444)  (2,349,618)  (2,401,548)  (5,051,481)
                            ----------   ----------   ----------   ---------- 
                                                                              
    Other income (expense),
     net                                               
      Interest income            7,667       18,261       34,708      131,889 
      Interest expense, net    (12,715)     (85,976)    (123,590)    (401,129)
      Other income               5,333       16,609       25,564       21,560 
                                 -----       ------       ------       ------ 
        Total other                                                           
         expense, net              285      (51,106)     (63,318)    (247,680)
                                   ---      -------      -------     -------- 
                                                                              
    Loss from continuing
     operations                                           
      before income taxes   (1,162,159)  (2,400,724)  (2,464,866)  (5,299,161)
                                                                              
    Income tax provision      (515,320)   1,023,958     (537,358)     (23,362)
                              --------    ---------     --------      ------- 
                                                                              
    Loss from continuing                                                      
     operations               (646,839)  (3,424,682)  (1,927,508)  (5,275,799)
                                                                              
    (Loss) gain from                                                          
     discontinued                                                             
     operations, net of tax          -      (18,380)         387     (111,022)
                                     -      -------          ---     -------- 
                                                                              
    Net loss                 $(646,839) $(3,443,062) $(1,927,121) $(5,386,821)
                             =========  ===========  ===========  =========== 
                                                                              
    Loss per share of common
     stock - 
      basic and diluted                                                       
        Continuing                                                            
         operations             $(0.03)      $(0.14)      $(0.08)      $(0.21)
        Discontinued                                                          
         operations                  -            -            -            - 
                                   ---          ---          ---          --- 
        Net income              $(0.03)      $(0.14)      $(0.08)      $(0.21)
                                ======       ======       ======       ====== 
                                                                              
    Weighted average shares
     outstanding:                                      
        Basic               25,451,354   25,451,354   25,451,354   25,451,354 
                            ==========   ==========   ==========   ========== 
        Diluted             25,451,354   25,451,354   25,451,354   25,451,354 
                            ==========   ==========   ==========   ========== 
    
    
    
                             THE GOLDFIELD CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES     
                                CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS       
                                            (Unaudited)    
    
          
                                                              December 31,  
                                                           2009         2008 
                                                           ----         ---- 
                   ASSETS                                                    
    Current assets                                                           
      Cash and cash equivalents                      $3,534,993   $4,921,980 
      Accounts receivable and accrued billings, net   3,740,047    6,709,015 
      Remediation insurance receivable                    8,746       99,375 
      Current portion of notes receivable                36,419       54,169 
      Construction inventory                            110,428            - 
      Real estate inventory                           1,456,682    2,323,756 
      Costs and estimated earnings in excess of                              
       billings on uncompleted contracts              1,625,835    1,135,290 
      Prepaid expenses and other current assets       1,199,859    1,127,745 
                                                      ---------    --------- 
        Total current assets                         11,713,009   16,371,330 
                                                                             
    Property, buildings and equipment, at cost, net   8,292,973    7,656,580 
    Notes receivable, less current portion              275,513      304,671 
    Deferred charges and other assets                 1,380,703    1,165,953 
                                                      ---------    --------- 
    Total assets                                    $21,662,198  $25,498,534 
                                                    ===========  =========== 
                                                                             
       LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                            
    Current liabilities                                                      
      Accounts payable and accrued liabilities       $1,994,458   $2,905,181 
      Contract loss accruals                            512,079       27,509 
      Billings in excess of costs and estimated                  
       earnings on uncompleted contracts                  2,603        7,564 
      Current portion of notes payable                2,130,666    2,096,645 
      Current portion of capital leases                       -      320,013 
      Reserve for remediation                             2,175      153,368 
                                                          -----      ------- 
        Total current liabilities                     4,641,981    5,510,280 
                                                                             
    Other accrued liabilities                            25,234       28,423 
    Notes payable, less current portion               2,283,950    3,062,333 
    Capital leases, less current portion                      -      259,344 
                                                              -      ------- 
    Total liabilities                                 6,951,165    8,860,380 
                                                      ---------    --------- 
    Commitments and contingencies                                            
    Stockholders' equity                                                     
      Common stock                                    2,781,377    2,781,377 
      Capital surplus                                18,481,683   18,481,683 
      Accumulated deficit                            (5,243,840)  (3,316,719)
      Common stock in treasury, at cost              (1,308,187)  (1,308,187)
                                                     ----------   ---------- 
          Total stockholders' equity                 14,711,033   16,638,154 
                                                     ----------   ---------- 
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity      $21,662,198  $25,498,534 
                                                    ===========  =========== 

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