Goldfield Announces Strong Third Quarter Results

MELBOURNE, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 11/04/16 -- The Goldfield Corporation (NYSE MKT: GV), today announced strong results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016. 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 electrical construction services for the utility industry and industrial customers, with operations primarily in the Southeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and Texas.

Nine months ended September 30, 2016, compared to the same period in 2015:

  • Revenue grew 8.4% to $98.7 million from $91.1 million. Electrical construction revenue grew 5.4%, attributable to significant growth in non-MSA electrical construction projects.
  • Income from continuing operations before taxes increased to $16.6 million from $4.3 million. This increase was fueled by more than a two-fold increase in electrical construction operations income before income taxes(1) resulting mainly from higher revenues and improved operating efficiencies. Margins on electrical construction operations operating income increased to 20.9% from 8.9%.(1) Results for the nine month period in 2015 included a pre-tax operating loss of approximately $4.4 million on certain Texas projects completed in the second quarter of 2015.
  • Net income grew to $10.4 million ($0.41 per share) from $2.2 million ($0.09 per share).
  • EBITDA (1) improved to $21.6 million from $9.2 million, as a result of the same factors which drove the growth in our pre-tax operating income.

Three months ended September 30, 2016, compared to the same period in 2015:

  • Revenue increased 13.3% to $30.7 million from $27.1 million. Electrical construction revenue increased 10.6%, mainly attributable to the increase in non-MSA work.
  • Income from continuing operations before taxes increased to $3.6 million from $3.0 million. This increase was fueled by a 9.8% increase in electrical construction operations income before income taxes(1) resulting mainly from revenue growth. Margins on electrical construction operations operating income remained steady at 15.5% compared to 15.8% in the same period last year.(1) The decrease in such margin from 20.9% in the current nine month period to 15.5% in the current quarterly period largely resulted from the conclusion of certain particularly high margin projects in the first two quarters of 2016.
  • Net income grew to $2.3 million ($0.09 per share) from $1.7 million ($0.07 per share).
  • EBITDA (1) improved to $5.3 million from $4.8 million, as a result of the same factors which drove the growth in our pre-tax operating income.

Backlog

As of September 30, 2016, backlog was $170.3 million compared to $214.5 million as of the same date last year. We expect approximately $75.9 million of this backlog to be completed within 12 months. Backlog is only estimated at a particular point in time and is not determinative of total revenue in any particular period. It does not reflect future revenue from a significant number of short-term projects undertaken and completed between the estimated dates. The decline in backlog resulted primarily from completion of work under existing master service agreements ("MSA") not yet eligible for renewal. The size and amount of future projects awarded under MSAs cannot be determined with certainty and revenue from such contracts may vary substantially from current estimates.

President and Chief Executive Officer John H. Sottile said, "Our strong results reflect the successful efforts of our team in improving operating efficiencies. We have been able to achieve continued growth while maintaining healthy profit margins. We are committed to the high level of service provided to our existing customers while, at the same time, working to expand our geographic footprint and customer base."

About Goldfield

Goldfield is a leading provider of electrical construction services engaged in the construction of electrical infrastructure for the utility industry and industrial customers, primarily in the Southeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and in Texas.

For additional information on our 2016 third quarter results, please refer to our report on Form 10-Q being filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and visit the Company's website at http://www.goldfieldcorp.com.

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(1) Represents Non-GAAP Financial Measure - The non-GAAP financial measures used in this earnings release are more fully described in the accompanying supplemental data and reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the reported GAAP measures. The non-GAAP measures in this press release and on The Goldfield Corporation's website are provided to enable investors and analysts to evaluate the Company's performance excluding the effects of certain items that impact the comparability of operating results between reporting periods and compare the Company's operating results with those of its competitors. These measures should be used to supplement, and not in lieu of, results prepared in conformity with GAAP. Because not all companies use identical calculations, this presentation of electrical construction operations operating income (loss), electrical construction operations income (loss) before taxes and EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly-titled measures of other companies.

Forward-Looking Statements

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.

 
The Goldfield Corporation and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Income
(Unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    September 30,   September 30,
    2016   2015   2016   2015
Revenue                
  Electrical construction   $ 29,653,625     $ 26,813,125     $ 95,385,820     $ 90,509,971  
  Other     1,000,538       249,236       3,283,799       553,102  
    Total revenue     30,654,163       27,062,361       98,669,619       91,063,073  
Costs and expenses                                
  Electrical construction     23,161,561       20,966,266       70,096,028       77,422,210  
  Other     663,320       231,163       2,298,227       502,040  
  Selling, general and administrative     1,532,689       1,072,870       4,607,106       3,552,001  
  Depreciation and amortization     1,590,233       1,677,097       4,672,078       4,949,367  
  Gain on sale of property and equipment     (19,056 )     (84,179 )     (914 )     (66,988 )
    Total costs and expenses     26,928,747       23,863,217       81,672,525       86,358,630  
      Total operating income     3,725,416       3,199,144       16,997,094       4,704,443  
Other income (expense), net                                
  Interest income     10,009       4,918       25,369       14,903  
  Interest expense, net of amount capitalized     (146,022 )     (175,651 )     (457,313 )     (509,478 )
  Other income, net     12,903       14,216       42,363       47,053  
    Total other expense, net     (123,110 )     (156,517 )     (389,581 )     (447,522 )
Income from continuing operations before income taxes     3,602,306       3,042,627       16,607,513       4,256,921  
Income tax provision     1,298,420       1,199,211       6,089,367       1,746,602  
Income from continuing operations     2,303,886       1,843,416       10,518,146       2,510,319  
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income tax benefit of $0, $39,395, $66,077 and $194,249, respectively     -       (98,918 )     (108,007 )     (299,956 )
Net income   $ 2,303,886     $ 1,744,498     $ 10,410,139     $ 2,210,363  
Net income (loss) per share of common stock - basic and diluted                                
  Continuing operations   $ 0.09     $ 0.07     $ 0.41     $ 0.10  
  Discontinued operations     -       -       -       (0.01 )
    Net income   $ 0.09     $ 0.07     $ 0.41     $ 0.09  
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)
 
    September 30,   December 31,
    2016   2015
ASSETS        
Current assets        
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 16,815,987     $ 11,374,238  
  Accounts receivable and accrued billings, net     18,547,073       17,250,067  
  Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts     12,044,706       10,292,199  
  Income taxes receivable     639,379       -  
  Residential properties under construction     2,768,374       145,450  
  Prepaid expenses     1,494,843       1,210,780  
  Deferred income taxes     -       773,245  
  Other current assets     509,394       1,188,630  
    Total current assets     52,819,756       42,234,609  
                 
Property, buildings and equipment, at cost, net     32,838,290       34,671,947  
Deferred charges and other assets     4,197,075       4,257,051  
Total assets   $ 89,855,121     $ 81,163,607  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                
Current liabilities                
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   $ 11,712,672     $ 10,067,553  
  Current portion of notes payable, net     6,105,039       5,815,510  
  Income taxes payable     -       483,763  
  Accrued remediation costs     140,089       135,786  
  Other current liabilities     272,287       234,161  
    Total current liabilities     18,230,087       16,736,773  
                 
Deferred income taxes     7,547,460       8,328,492  
Accrued remediation costs, less current portion     95,420       107,429  
Notes payable, less current portion, net     18,254,279       20,656,402  
Other accrued liabilities     66,923       83,698  
Total liabilities     44,194,169       45,912,794  
Commitments and contingencies                
Stockholders' equity                
  Common stock     2,781,377       2,781,377  
  Capital surplus     18,481,683       18,481,683  
  Retained earnings     25,706,079       15,295,940  
  Common stock in treasury, at cost     (1,308,187 )     (1,308,187 )
    Total stockholders' equity     45,660,952       35,250,813  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 89,855,121     $ 81,163,607  
 
The Goldfield Corporation and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)

Electrical construction operations operating income (loss), is defined as total operating income (loss) adjusted for non-electrical construction activity within total operating income (loss) including: other operations gross margins (loss) and non-electrical construction selling, general and administrative, depreciation and amortization, and gain or loss on sale of property and equipment. Electrical construction operations operating income (loss), a non-GAAP financial measure, does not purport to be an alternative to the Company's total operating income (loss) as a measure of operations. Because not all companies use identical calculations, this presentation of electrical construction operations operating income (loss) may not be comparable to other similarly-titled measures of other companies. We believe investors may benefit from the presentation of electrical construction operations operating income (loss) in evaluating our operating performance because it provides our investors with an additional tool to compare our operating performance on a consistent basis by removing the impact of certain items that management believes do not directly reflect our core operations and is useful in comparing our operating results with those of our competitors.

         
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    September 30,   September 30,
Electrical Construction Operations Operating Income   2016   2015   2016   2015
Total operating income (GAAP as reported)   $ 3,725,416     $ 3,199,144     $ 16,997,094     $ 4,704,443  
Total operating income (GAAP as reported) as a percentage of total revenue of $30,654,163, $27,062,361, $98,669,619 and $91,063,073, respectively     12.2 %     11.8 %     17.2 %     5.2 %
  Other operations gross margin     (337,218 )     (18,073 )     (985,572 )     (51,062 )
  Non-electrical construction selling, general and administrative     1,183,276       1,033,841       3,790,577       3,298,324  
  Non-electrical construction depreciation and amortization     37,129       31,094       98,053       92,937  
Electrical construction operations operating income   $ 4,608,603     $ 4,246,006     $ 19,900,152     $ 8,044,642  
Electrical construction operations operating income as a percentage of electrical construction revenue $29,653,625, $26,813,125, $95,385,820 and $90,509,971, respectively     15.5 %     15.8 %     20.9 %     8.9 %
 
The Goldfield Corporation and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)

Electrical construction operations income (loss) before income taxes, is defined as consolidated income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes adjusted for non-electrical construction activity within income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes including: other operations gross margins (loss) and non-electrical construction selling, general and administrative, depreciation and amortization, gain or loss on sale of property and equipment, interest income, interest expense, and other income. Electrical construction operations income (loss) before income taxes, a non-GAAP financial measure, does not purport to be an alternative to the Company's consolidated income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes as a measure of income (loss). Because not all companies use identical calculations, this presentation of electrical construction operations income (loss) before income taxes may not be comparable to other similarly-titled measures of other companies. We believe investors may benefit from the presentation of electrical construction operations income (loss) before income taxes in evaluating our performance because it provides our investors with an additional tool to compare our performance on a consistent basis by removing the impact of certain items that management believes do not directly reflect our core results and is useful in comparing our results with those of our competitors.

         
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    September 30,   September 30,
Electrical Construction Operations Income Before Income Taxes   2016   2015   2016   2015
Total income from continuing operations before income taxes (GAAP as reported)   $ 3,602,306     $ 3,042,627     $ 16,607,513     $ 4,256,921  
  Other operations gross margin     (337,218 )     (18,073 )     (985,572 )     (51,062 )
  Non-electrical construction selling, general and administrative     1,183,276       1,033,841       3,790,577       3,298,324  
  Non-electrical construction depreciation and amortization     37,129       31,094       98,053       92,937  
  Non-electrical construction interest (income)     (1,678 )     (1,798 )     (7,726 )     (6,171 )
  Non-electrical construction other (income), net     (10,734 )     (13,601 )     (36,872 )     (44,027 )
Electrical construction operations income before income taxes   $ 4,473,081     $ 4,074,090     $ 19,465,973     $ 7,546,922  
 
The Goldfield Corporation and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)

EBITDA, a non-GAAP performance measure used by management, is defined as net income (loss) plus: interest expense, provision (benefit) for income taxes and depreciation and amortization, as shown in the table below. EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, does not purport to be an alternative to net income (loss) as a measure of operating performance. Because not all companies use identical calculations, this presentation of EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly-titled measures of other companies. We use, and we believe investors benefit from the presentation of, EBITDA in evaluating our operating performance because it provides us and our investors with an additional tool to compare our operating performance on a consistent basis by removing the impact of certain items that management believes do not directly reflect our core operations. We believe that EBITDA is useful to investors and other external users of our financial statements in evaluating our operating performance because EBITDA is widely used by investors to measure a company's operating performance without regard to items such as interest expense, taxes, and depreciation and amortization, which can vary substantially from company to company depending upon accounting methods and book value of assets, capital structure and the method by which assets were acquired.

         
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    September 30,   September 30,
EBITDA   2016   2015   2016   2015
Net income (GAAP as reported)   $ 2,303,886   $ 1,744,498   $ 10,410,139   $ 2,210,363
  Interest expense, net of amount capitalized     146,022     175,651     457,313     509,478
  Provision for income taxes, net (1)     1,298,420     1,159,816     6,023,290     1,552,353
  Depreciation and amortization(2)     1,590,233     1,677,097     4,672,078     4,949,367
EBITDA   $ 5,338,561   $ 4,757,062   $ 21,562,820   $ 9,221,561
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(1)  Provision for income tax, net is equal to the total amount of tax provision, which includes the tax benefit for discontinued operations.
(2) Depreciation and amortization includes depreciation on property, plant and equipment and amortization of finite-lived intangible assets.
 

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

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