Goldfield Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

MELBOURNE, Fla., Aug. 11 /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 improved results for the six and three months ended June 30, 2009.

Revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2009 increased 24.7% to $16.1 million, compared to revenue of $12.9 million in the six months ended June 30, 2008. The Company's operating loss decreased to $433,000 in the current period, compared to a $1.6 million operating loss during the same period in 2008.

Revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2009 increased 29.0% to $7.2 million, compared to revenue of $5.6 million in the three months ended June 30, 2008. The Company's operating loss decreased to $879,000 in the current quarter, compared to $1.0 million during the same period in 2008.

Electrical construction revenue increased 35.0%, to $16.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2009 from $11.9 million, an increase of $4.2 million over the same period in the prior year. The improvement in revenue during this period in the electrical construction segment is primarily due to an increase in storm restoration work in Missouri, as a result of damage due to ice storms, and an increase in fixed price contract transmission projects. For the three months ended June 30, 2009, electrical construction revenue increased 41.4% to $7.2 million from $5.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2008, an increase of $2.1 million, primarily due to a higher number of critical completion date transmission projects taking place before increased summer electrical loads. Operating income from electrical construction operations increased to $1.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2009 from $66,000 for the same period in 2008, due primarily to the storm restoration work and improved productivity on several jobs. In addition, the increase in revenue covers a higher percentage of fixed overhead costs. Electrical construction operations had an operating loss of $162,000 and $191,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008, respectively.

During the six and three months ended June 30, 2009, the real estate development segment produced no revenues because of the continued depressed state of the real estate market in Florida, as compared to revenues of $984,000 and $492,000 during the six and three months ended June 30, 2008. Results of operations for the real estate development segment remained essentially comparable with an operating loss for the six months ended June 30, 2009 and 2008 of $260,000 and $310,000, respectively. Real estate development operations had an operating loss of $101,000 in the three months ended June 30, 2009, compared to an operating loss of $159,000 in the three months ended June 30, 2008.

Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2009 was $492,000 ($0.02 net loss per share) compared to net loss of $1.2 million ($0.05 net loss per share) in the comparable prior year period. Net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2009 was $903,000 ($0.04 net loss per share) compared to net loss of $683,000 ($0.03 net loss per share) in the comparable prior year quarter.

John H. Sottile, President of Goldfield commented "given current economic conditions, we are pleased that our improved results in the first quarter have continued into the second quarter, due in large part to the increased activity of our electrical construction operations." Commenting on the Company's real estate development segment, Mr. Sottile continued, "the real estate market in Florida continues to be weak. Fortunately, because the Company delayed commencement of new projects as market conditions deteriorated, the Company's real estate exposure is very manageable, and the Company's most recently completed project, Pineapple House, was well-received, with more than half of the units sold, and many occupied."

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; 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.

    For further information, please contact:
    The Goldfield Corporation
    Phone: (321) 724-1700
    Email: investorrelations@goldfieldcorp.com



                     The Goldfield Corporation and Subsidiaries
                       Consolidated Statements of Operations
                                     (Unaudited)

                                Three Months Ended         Six Months Ended
                                       June 30,                 June 30,
                                   2009        2008         2009         2008
                                   ----        ----         ----         ----

    Revenue
      Electrical
       construction          $7,233,173  $5,116,938  $16,134,042  $11,949,121
      Real estate development         -     491,686            -      984,027
                              ---------     -------   ----------      -------
        Total revenue         7,233,173   5,608,624   16,134,042   12,933,148
                              ---------   ---------   ----------   ----------

    Costs and expense
      Electrical
       construction           6,634,301   4,414,405   13,408,286   10,049,145
      Real estate development    41,225     452,119       88,512      929,103
      Selling, general and
       administrative           695,317     830,418    1,568,922    1,809,417
      Depreciation              795,042     852,918    1,555,231    1,708,490
      Write down of inventory         -      36,502            -       36,502
      Provision for doubtful
       accounts                       -      27,078            -       27,078
      (Gain) loss on sale
       of assets                (53,465)      3,311      (53,465)       6,928
                                -------       -----      -------        -----
        Total costs and
         expense              8,112,420   6,616,751   16,567,486   14,566,663
                              ---------   ---------   ----------   ----------
            Total operating
             loss              (879,247) (1,008,127)    (433,444)  (1,633,515)
                               --------  ----------     --------   ----------

    Other income (expense), net
      Interest income             8,569      21,611       17,434       52,096
      Interest expense          (41,387)    (99,045)     (87,978)    (224,089)
      Other income (loss), net   (4,026)      1,122        9,076        4,883
                                -------     -------      -------     --------
        Total other expense,
         net                    (36,844)    (76,312)     (61,468)    (167,110)
                                -------     -------      -------     --------

    Loss from continuing
     operations before
     income taxes              (916,091) (1,084,439)    (494,912)  (1,800,625)

    Income tax benefit           (9,633)   (401,206)           -     (646,949)
                                 ------    --------     --------     --------

    Loss from continuing
     operations                (906,458)   (683,233)    (494,912)  (1,153,676)

    Gain from discontinued
     operations, net of tax       3,368           -        3,368            -
                                  -----       -----        -----        -----

    Net loss                  $(903,090)  $(683,233)   $(491,544) $(1,153,676)
                              =========   =========    =========  ===========

    Loss per share of common
     stock - basic and diluted
      Continuing operations      $(0.04)     $(0.03)      $(0.02)      $(0.05)
      Discontinued operations         -           -            -            -
                                 ------      ------       ------       ------
        Net loss                 $(0.04)     $(0.03)      $(0.02)      $(0.05)
                                 ======      ======       ======       ======

    Weighted average number
     of common shares
     outstanding - basic
     and diluted             25,451,354  25,451,354   25,451,354   25,451,354
                             ==========  ==========   ==========   ==========



                     The Goldfield Corporation and Subsidiaries
                       Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
                                    (Unaudited)

                                                       June 30,  December 31,
    ASSETS                                                2009          2008
                                                          ----          ----
    Current assets
      Cash and cash equivalents                     $4,635,490    $4,921,980
      Accounts receivable and accrued billings       4,366,908     6,709,015
      Remediation insurance receivable                  32,512        99,375
      Current portion of notes receivable               39,724        54,169
      Construction inventory                            11,650             -
      Real estate inventory                          2,323,756     2,323,756
      Costs and estimated earnings in excess of
       billings on uncompleted contracts               855,786     1,135,290
      Prepaid expenses and other current assets      1,148,986     1,127,745
                                                     ---------     ---------
        Total current assets                        13,414,812    16,371,330

    Property, buildings and equipment, at cost, net  7,933,297     7,656,580
    Notes receivable, less current portion             295,586       304,671
    Deferred charges and other assets                1,546,206     1,165,953
                                                     ---------     ---------
      Total assets                                 $23,189,901   $25,498,534
                                                   ===========   ===========

    LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
    Current liabilities
      Accounts payable and accrued liabilities      $1,862,276    $2,932,690
      Billings in excess of costs and estimated
       earnings on uncompleted contracts                     -         7,564
      Current portion of notes payable               4,182,975     2,096,645
      Current portion of capital leases                322,754       320,013
      Reserve for remediation                           79,750       153,368
                                                        ------       -------
        Total current liabilities                    6,447,755     5,510,280

    Other accrued liabilities                           27,437        28,423
    Notes payable, less current portion                468,281     3,062,333
    Capital leases, less current portion                99,818       259,344
                                                        ------       -------
      Total liabilities                              7,043,291     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                           (3,808,263)   (3,316,719)
      Common stock in treasury, at cost             (1,308,187)   (1,308,187)
                                                    ----------    ----------
        Total stockholders' equity                  16,146,610    16,638,154
                                                    ----------    ----------
          Total liabilities and stockholders'
           equity                                  $23,189,901   $25,498,534
                                                   ===========   ===========


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