Goldfield Announces 2013 Results

MELBOURNE, Fla., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goldfield Corporation (NYSE MKT: GV) today announced its earnings for the year ended December 31, 2013. The Goldfield Corporation headquartered in Florida, through its subsidiary, Southeast Power Corporation, is a leading provider of construction services to electric utilities, with operations primarily in the southeastern, mid-Atlantic, and western regions of the United States.

Year Ended December 31, 2013

Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2013, increased 9.3% to $89.2 million from $81.6 million in the comparable prior year period. This increase was attributable to higher electrical construction revenue.

Income from continuing operations before tax for the year ended December 31, 2013, decreased 53.5% to $7.8 million from $16.7 million in 2012. This decrease largely resulted from approximately $5.7 million of unanticipated charges, including $3.7 million of special expenses incurred on the South Texas Electric Cooperative ("STEC") project necessary to make up for delays caused by severe weather conditions in order to ensure completion by the August 30th target date; and an additional $2.0 million of special expenses on two other large projects resulting from the unsatisfactory performance of a subcontractor which had to be replaced, as well as unusual severe weather conditions.

Operating margins on electrical construction operations were 13.2% in 2013, compared to 24.7% in 2012. Most of this decrease was attributable to the special expenses discussed above.

Net income for the year ended December 31, 2013, was $3.8 million, or $0.15 per share, compared to net income of $12.0 million, or $0.47 per share, in the comparable prior year period. This decrease resulted from the expenses noted above and a charge of $724,000 (after tax) in discontinued operations in connection with an EPA matter relating to a mining property owned over 50 years ago.

Three months ended December 31, 2013

Revenue for the three months ended December 31, 2013, decreased 11.4% to $22.8 million from $25.7 million in the comparable prior year period.

Income from continuing operations before tax for the three months ended December 31, 2013, decreased 57.9% to $2.6 million from $6.2 million in the same period in 2012. This decrease was mainly due to the decrease in revenue and approximately $933,000 of unanticipated special expenses incurred in the fourth quarter 2013, as noted above.

Net income for the three months ended December 31, 2013 was $1.4 million, or $0.06 per share, compared to net income of $4.2 million, or $0.17 per share, in the comparable prior year period.

Backlog

As of December 31, 2013 our total backlog was $74.5 million compared to $76.4 million as of December 31, 2012. Of our total backlog as of December 31, 2013, we expect approximately 51.3% to be completed during 2014.

As of December 31, 2012, our total backlog included $23.8 million (31.1%) from the STEC project. Excluding the STEC project, our backlog increased 41.5% from December 31, 2012 to December 31, 2013, growing from $52.6 million to $74.5 million.

Our backlog represents the uncompleted portion of services to be performed under existing project-specific fixed-price contracts and the estimated value of future services that we expect to provide under our existing master service agreements ("MSAs"). The backlog as of December 31, 2012, has been revised to conform to the 2013 presentation.

John H. Sottile, President and Chief Executive Officer of Goldfield said, "We are pleased with the strength of our revenue in 2013 despite the completion of the STEC project - - and the significant increase in the non-STEC backlog from year to year. We are, of course, disappointed that unanticipated special expenses adversely affected our 2013 income." Mr. Sottile further noted that, "The acquisition of C and C Power Line, Inc., completed on January 3, 2014, should provide another platform for our future growth."

About Goldfield

Goldfield is a leading provider of electrical construction and maintenance services in the energy infrastructure industry, primarily in the southeastern, mid-Atlantic, and western regions of the United States. The company specializes in installing and maintaining electrical transmission lines for a wide range of electric utilities.

For additional information on our 2013 results, please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K being filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and visit the Company's website at http://www.goldfieldcorp.com.

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 throughout this document.  You can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as "may," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "plan," and "continue" or similar words. We have based these statements on our current expectations about future events. Although we believe that our expectations reflected in or suggested by our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot assure you that these expectations will be achieved. Our actual results may differ materially from what we currently expect. Factors that may affect the results of our operations include, among others: the level of construction activities by public utilities; the concentration of revenue from a limited number of utility customers; the loss of one or more significant customers; the timing and duration of construction projects for which we are engaged; our ability to estimate accurately with respect to fixed price construction contracts; and heightened competition in the electrical construction field, including intensification of price competition. Other factors that may affect the results of our operations include, among others: adverse weather; natural disasters; effects of climate changes; changes in generally accepted accounting principles; ability to obtain necessary permits from regulatory agencies; our ability to maintain or increase historical revenue and profit margins; general economic conditions, both nationally and in our region; adverse legislation or regulations; availability of skilled construction labor and materials and material increases in labor and material costs; and our ability to obtain additional and/or renew financing.  Other important factors which could cause our actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release are detailed in the Company's Risk Factors and Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation sections of our Annual Report on Form 10-K and Goldfield's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on Goldfield's website: http://www.goldfieldcorp.com.  We may not update these forward-looking statements, even in the event that our situation changes in the future, except as required by law.

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

 

The Goldfield Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Income

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended


Year Ended


December 31,


December 31,


2013


2012


2013


2012

Revenue








Electrical construction

$

22,800,080



$

25,720,012



$

88,755,236



$

80,432,911


Other

1,115



6,461



448,902



1,196,271


Total revenue

22,801,195



25,726,473



89,204,138



81,629,182


Costs and expenses








Electrical construction

17,795,195



17,573,191



71,680,877



56,958,270


Other

1,115



4,944



362,243



785,423


Selling, general and administrative

1,090,090



937,420



4,036,955



3,560,149


Depreciation

1,273,494



997,077



4,967,311



3,570,122


Gain on sale of property and equipment

(100,666)



(104,674)



(100,233)



(259,177)


Total costs and expenses

20,059,228



19,407,958



80,947,153



64,614,787


Total operating income

2,741,967



6,318,515



8,256,985



17,014,395


Other income (expense), net








Interest income

11,955



6,226



29,461



23,526


Interest expense

(150,234)



(140,857)



(594,632)



(348,372)


Other income, net

13,835



33,863



99,875



55,020


Total other expense, net

(124,444)



(100,768)



(465,296)



(269,826)


Income from continuing operations before income taxes

2,617,523



6,217,747



7,791,689



16,744,569


Income tax provision

1,229,839



1,961,612



3,284,647



4,783,340


Income from continuing operations

1,387,684



4,256,135



4,507,042



11,961,229


Gain (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax benefit of
$476,261 in 2013

24,701





(723,739)




Net income

$

1,412,385



$

4,256,135



$

3,783,303



$

11,961,229


Net income per share of common stock — basic and diluted








Continuing operations

$

0.05



$

0.17



$

0.18



$

0.47


Discontinued operations

0.00





(0.03)




Net income

$

0.06



$

0.17



$

0.15



$

0.47


Weighted average 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)






December 31,


December 31,


2013


2012

ASSETS




Current assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$

20,214,569



$

7,845,943


Accounts receivable and accrued billings, net

14,194,959



13,288,812


Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts

4,991,754



7,411,544


Income taxes receivable

452,099




Real estate inventory

395,062



351,634


Residential properties under construction

1,616,916



215,648


Prepaid expenses

471,221



974,278


Deferred income taxes

621,632



773,307


Other current assets

74,976



193,737


Total current assets

43,033,188



31,054,903






Property, buildings and equipment, at cost, net

31,853,982



23,817,328


Deferred charges and other assets

2,691,818



2,246,296


Total assets

$

77,578,988



$

57,118,527






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities




Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

7,852,337



$

6,637,932


Current portion of notes payable

13,046,080



4,219,720


Income taxes payable



1,001,062


Accrued remediation costs

155,667




Other current liabilities

55,846



374,052


Total current liabilities

21,109,930



12,232,766


Deferred income taxes

5,982,368



4,045,820


Accrued remediation costs

900,000




Notes payable, less current portion

18,485,681



13,535,956


Other accrued liabilities

24,277



10,556


Total liabilities

46,502,256



29,825,098


Commitments and contingencies




Stockholders' equity




Common stock

2,781,377



2,781,377


Capital surplus

18,481,683



18,481,683


Retained earnings

11,121,859



7,338,556


Common stock in treasury, at cost

(1,308,187)



(1,308,187)


Total stockholders' equity

31,076,732



27,293,429


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

77,578,988



$

57,118,527


 

SOURCE Goldfield Corporation