Goldfield Announces 2014 Second Quarter Results And Record Backlog

MELBOURNE, Fla., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goldfield Corporation (NYSE MKT: GV) today announced its operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. The Goldfield Corporation headquartered in Florida, through its subsidiaries, Power Corporation of America, Southeast Power Corporation and C and C Power Line, Inc., is a leading provider of construction services to electric utilities, with operations primarily in the southeastern, mid-Atlantic, and western regions of the United States. 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

Revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2014, increased to $47.3 million from $43.1 million in the comparable prior year period. The increase in electrical construction revenue is mainly due to additional revenue from our newly acquired subsidiary, C and C Power Line, Inc. ("C&C").

Income from continuing operations before income taxes for the six months ended June 30, 2014, was $1.2 million compared to $2.9 million in 2013. This decrease largely resulted from higher electrical construction operations costs attributable to approximately $1.2 million in project expenses caused by unanticipated geological conditions on one project, as well as increases in our total depreciation expense and selling, general and administrative expenses associated with C&C.

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2014, was $97,000, or nil per share, compared to net income of $1.1 million, or $0.04 income per share, in the comparable prior year period. Our net income for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, include a special charge (after tax) of $665,000 and $748,000, respectively, in discontinued operations in connection with a previously disclosed EPA matter.

Three Months Ended June 30, 2014

Revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2014, increased 23% to $25.3 million from $20.6 million in the comparable prior year period. The improved electrical construction revenue was mainly attributable to several large projects in the Carolinas, Florida, and Texas, as well as additional revenue from our newly acquired subsidiary, C&C.

Income from continuing operations before income taxes for the three months ended June 30, 2014, was $693,000 compared to $97,000 in 2013.

Net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2014, was $(238,000), or $(0.01) loss per share, compared to $(706,000), or $(0.03) loss per share, in the comparable prior year period. These net losses resulted from special charges (after tax) of $665,000 and $748,000, respectively, in discontinued operations in connection with a previously disclosed EPA matter.

Backlog

As previously announced the Company has been focusing on developing and growing electrical construction services under multi-year Master Service Agreements ("MSAs"), which provide for more consistent work load and improved operating efficiencies. This effort has scored significant success in the second quarter. Total MSA backlog grew five-fold to approximately $190 million as of June 30, 2014, from $31 million as of June 30, 2013. If MSA contracts awarded since July 1, 2014 were included as of June 30, 2014, the total estimated MSA backlog would be approximately $266 million.

In addition, project-specific firm contracts to be completed within 12 months grew to approximately $34 million as of June 30, 2014, from approximately $25 million as of June 30, 2013. As of June 30, 2014 our total backlog was $224 million (excluding $76 million awarded since July 1, 2014), compared to $56 million as of June 30, 2013. Of the $224 million backlog as of June 30, 2014, $34 million is believed to be firm under existing project-specific fixed-price and maintenance contracts and the balance represents the estimated value of future services under our existing MSAs. We expect approximately $60 million (27%) of this backlog to be completed within the next 12 months.

Our backlog represents the uncompleted portion of services to be performed under existing project-specific fixed-price and maintenance contracts and the estimated value of future services that we expect to provide under our existing MSAs. The existing MSAs have initial terms ranging from one year to four years, and some provide for additional renewals at the option of the customer. Our total MSA calculation assumes exercise of the renewal options. Revenue from assumed exercise of renewal options represents 47% of our total estimated MSA backlog as of June 30, 2014.

The estimated amount of backlog for work under MSAs is calculated by using recurring historical trends in current MSAs and projected customer needs based upon ongoing communications with the customer. The size and amount of projects we may be awarded under MSAs cannot be determined with certainty and actual future revenue from such contracts may vary substantially from our current estimates.

John H. Sottile, President and Chief Executive Officer of Goldfield said, "The dramatic increase in our electrical construction MSAs attests to the strength of our operations and the success of efforts to grow that business." "This portends well for our future," Mr. Sottile added.

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 second quarter results, please refer to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q being filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and visit the Company's website at http://www.goldfieldcorp.com.

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

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

 

The Goldfield Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 30,


June 30,


2014


2013


2014


2013

Revenue












Electrical construction

$

22,890,318



$

20,122,325



$

44,409,433



$

42,646,626


Other

2,439,772



444,262



2,851,903



446,024


Total revenue

25,330,090



20,566,587



47,261,336



43,092,650


Costs and expenses












Electrical construction

19,963,568



17,743,041



38,291,826



35,294,933


Other

2,009,762



357,604



2,318,066



359,366


Selling, general and administrative

1,137,747



993,264



2,251,974



1,871,029


Depreciation and amortization

1,521,395



1,267,303



3,020,300



2,411,873


Gain on sale of property and equipment

(154,896)



(24,955)



(162,901)



(27,455)


Total costs and expenses

24,477,576



20,336,257



45,719,265



39,909,746


Total operating income

852,514



230,330



1,542,071



3,182,904


Other income (expense), net












Interest income

1,418



5,479



9,111



11,268


Interest expense

(174,682)



(154,470)



(352,494)



(285,332)


Other income, net

14,245



15,443



28,228



28,561


Total other expense, net

(159,019)



(133,548)



(315,155)



(245,503)


Income before income taxes

693,495



96,782



1,226,916



2,937,401


Income tax provision

266,443



54,589



464,583



1,099,700


Income from continuing operations

427,052



42,193



762,333



1,837,701


Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax benefit of $405,478 in 2014 and $451,560 in 2013

(665,347)



(748,440)



(665,347)



(748,440)


Net (loss) income

$

(238,295)



$

(706,247)



$

96,986



$

1,089,261














Net (loss) income per share of common stock — basic and diluted












Continuing operations

$

0.02



$

0.00



$

0.03



$

0.07


Discontinued operations

(0.03)



(0.03)



(0.03)



(0.03)


Net (loss) income per share of common stock — basic and diluted

$

(0.01)



$

(0.03)



$

0.00



$

0.04


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)



June 30,


December 31,


2014


2013

ASSETS






Current assets






Cash and cash equivalents

$

11,420,841



$

20,214,569


Accounts receivable and accrued billings, net

12,507,786



14,194,959


Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts

4,662,900



4,991,754


Income taxes receivable

616,286



452,099


Real estate inventory

246,611



395,062


Residential properties under construction



1,616,916


Prepaid expenses

1,132,609



471,221


Deferred income taxes

743,225



621,632


Other current assets

337,004



74,976


Total current assets

31,667,262



43,033,188








Property, buildings and equipment, at cost, net

36,708,552



31,853,982


Deferred charges and other assets

3,632,205



2,691,818


Total assets

$

72,008,019



$

77,578,988








LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY






Current liabilities






Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

7,411,530



$

7,852,337


Current portion of notes payable

6,734,139



13,046,080


Accrued remediation costs

920,792



155,667


Other current liabilities

663,980



55,846


Total current liabilities

15,730,441



21,109,930








Deferred income taxes

6,102,420



5,982,368


Accrued remediation costs

969,686



900,000


Notes payable, less current portion

17,993,311



18,485,681


Other accrued liabilities

38,443



24,277


Total liabilities

40,834,301



46,502,256


Commitments and contingencies






Stockholders' equity






Common stock

2,781,377



2,781,377


Capital surplus

18,481,683



18,481,683


Retained earnings

11,218,845



11,121,859


Common stock in treasury, at cost

(1,308,187)



(1,308,187)


Total stockholders' equity

31,173,718



31,076,732


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

72,008,019



$

77,578,988


 

 

SOURCE The Goldfield Corporation