Goldfield Announces 2007 Results
MELBOURNE, Fla., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Goldfield Corporation (Amex: GV), a leading provider of electrical construction services in the southeastern United States and a developer of condominiums on Florida's east coast, today announced results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2007.
Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2007 were $27.3 million and the Company had an operating loss of $3.2 million, compared to revenues of $47.5 million and operating income of $4.3 million in the year ended December 31, 2006. Goldfield's decline in results during 2007 reflects a slowdown in electrical construction operations and the continuing weakness in the Florida condominium market.
For the year ended December 31, 2007, the electrical construction segment had revenues of $26.8 million and operating income of $688,000 compared to revenues of $36.4 million and operating income of $4.7 million in the prior year. These decreases were primarily due to the slowdown noted above, as well as unanticipated costs associated with customer initiated delays arising during the course of certain projects.
For the year ended December 31, 2007, the real estate development segment had revenues of $537,000 and an operating loss of $1.2 million. For 2006, revenues and operating income from this segment were $11.1 million and $2.6 million, respectively. These decreases were due to the reversal in 2007 of $7.2 million of previously recognized revenues and the related income as a result of customer defaults on contracts to purchase condominium units, as well as a re-valuation of our unsold units. This was partially offset by the sale of six units in the last quarter of 2007.
Net loss for the year ended December 31, 2007 was $2.3 million or $0.09 per share, compared to net income of $3.0 million or $0.12 per share in 2006. Revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2007 were $9.0 million compared to revenues of $9.1 million in the comparable prior-year quarter. For the fourth quarter of 2007, electrical construction revenues were $6.2 million and operating loss was $275,000, as compared to revenues of $5.8 million and operating loss of $212,000 in the prior year. In the fourth quarter, real estate development operations had revenues of $2.8 million and operating income of $9,000, as compared to revenues of $3.3 million and operating income of $821,000 in the like quarter last year. The Company's net loss for the fourth quarter of 2007 was $572,000 ($0.02 per share) compared to net loss of $34,000 (nil per share) in the comparable prior-year quarter. The quarter-to- quarter declines resulted primarily from adverse market conditions affecting the real estate segment.
Commenting on the Company's results, John H. Sottile, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Goldfield, said, "We are encouraged by the increase in activity in our electrical construction operations in the beginning of 2008. We began the year with a backlog of $5.9 million, all of which is scheduled for completion in 2008, and have since received additional contracts totaling $12.0 million, $5.5 million of which we anticipate completing in 2008." Mr. Sottile noted that, "Work commenced in the fourth quarter on a multi-year project involving the upgrading of 46.2 miles of transmission line to support load growth in central Florida."
With respect to real estate development operations, Sottile commented, "Construction has now been completed on our current project and roughly half of the units have been sold, many of which are now occupied. Our renewed marketing efforts and price reductions in the fourth quarter resulted in the sale of six units in the fourth quarter of 2007, and an additional unit in February of 2008."
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; adverse weather; our ability to estimate accurately with respect to fixed price construction contracts; heightened competition in the electrical construction field, including intensification of price competition, and the availability of skilled construction labor. Factors that may affect the results of our real estate development operations include, among others: interest rates; ability to obtain necessary permits from regulatory agencies; adverse legislation or regulations; ability to acquire land; our ability to maintain or increase historical revenues and profit margins; our ability to collect contracts receivable and close homes in backlog, particularly related to buyers purchasing homes as investments; availability of labor and materials and material increases in labor and material costs; ability to obtain additional construction financing; increases in interest rates and availability of mortgage financing; increases in construction and homeowner insurance and the availability of insurance; the level of consumer confidence; the negative impact of claims for contract rescission or cancellation by unit purchasers due to various factors including the increase in the cost of condominium insurance; adverse weather; natural disasters; changes in generally accepted accounting principles; the continued weakness in the Florida condominium market and general economic conditions, both nationally and in our region. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org - Tables to Follow - The Goldfield Corporation and Subsidiaries Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2007 2006 2007 2006 Revenue Electrical construction $6,230,319 $5,827,401 $26,761,440 $36,409,551 Real estate development 2,779,653 3,291,891 537,135 11,086,306 Total revenue 9,009,972 9,119,292 27,298,575 47,495,857 Costs and expenses Electrical construction 5,636,530 5,324,406 22,881,363 29,097,182 Real estate development 2,524,545 2,221,319 794,612 7,557,537 Selling, general and administrative 779,965 1,133,130 3,278,520 4,016,653 Depreciation and amortization 810,542 700,752 3,076,505 2,535,347 Write down of real estate inventory - - 473,227 - (Gain) loss on sale of assets 31,699 (29,254) 14,479 (54,139) Total costs and expenses 9,783,281 9,350,353 30,518,706 43,152,580 Total operating income (loss) (773,309) (231,061) (3,220,131) 4,343,277 Other income (expenses), net Interest income 131,173 95,251 297,837 237,461 Interest expense, net (171,859) (77,434) (585,945) (238,821) Other 1,433 19,547 13,918 152,851 Minority interest 5,849 - (3,361) - Total other income (expenses), net (33,404) 37,364 (277,551) 151,491 Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes (806,713) (193,697) (3,497,682) 4,494,768 Income tax expense (benefit) (240,401) (66,627) (1,195,428) 1,740,340 Income (loss) from continuing operations (566,312) (127,070) (2,302,254) 2,754,428 Gain (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax (5,858) 93,001 (18,519) 241,638 Net income (loss) $(572,170) $(34,069) $(2,320,773) $2,996,066 Earnings per share of common stock - basic and diluted Continuing operations $(0.02) $(0.00) $(0.09) $0.11 Discontinued operations - - - 0.01 Net income $(0.02) $(0.00) $(0.09) $0.12 Weighted average shares outstanding: Basic 25,451,354 25,541,908 25,451,354 25,564,550 Diluted 25,451,354 25,541,908 25,451,354 25,564,550 The Goldfield Corporation And Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited) December 31, 2007 2006 ASSETS Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $3,984,613 $6,801,600 Accounts receivable and accrued billings, net 5,881,430 4,908,511 Contracts receivable - 10,623,909 Remediation insurance receivable 176,827 329,888 Current portion of notes receivable 49,108 41,453 Construction inventory 2,218 216,989 Real estate inventories 7,788,739 801,411 Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts 1,658,712 2,358,738 Residential properties under construction - 3,784,165 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,933,869 1,022,377 Total current assets 21,475,516 30,889,041 Property, buildings and equipment, at cost, net 9,803,794 9,465,378 Notes receivable, less current portion 352,305 407,409 Deferred charges and other assets 1,235,391 1,142,348 Total assets $32,867,006 $41,904,176 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $1,984,352 $5,359,893 Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts - 24,444 Notes payable to bank 5,202,466 8,663,768 Capital leases, due within one year 315,619 317,160 Current liabilities of discontinued operations 198,850 208,221 Total current liabilities 7,701,287 14,573,486 Deferred income taxes, noncurrent 346,200 861,400 Other accrued liabilities, noncurrent 26,894 20,821 Notes payable, less current portion 2,184,932 1,207,745 Capital leases, less current portion 579,357 894,976 Total liabilities 10,838,670 17,558,428 Commitments and contingencies Minority interest 3,361 - Stockholders' equity Common stock 2,781,377 2,781,377 Capital surplus 18,481,683 18,481,683 Retained earnings 2,070,102 4,390,875 Common stock in treasury, at cost (1,308,187) (1,308,187) Total stockholders' equity 22,024,975 24,345,748 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $32,867,006 $41,904,176
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Released March 24, 2008