Company Achieves Record Nine Month Revenues

MELBOURNE, Fla., Nov. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Goldfield Corporation (NYSE American: GV), a leading provider of electrical construction services for the utility industry and industrial customers, today announced its financial results for the nine and three months ended September 30, 2018. Through its subsidiaries, Power Corporation of America, C and C Power Line, Inc., Southeast Power Corporation and Precision Foundations, Inc., Goldfield provides electrical construction services primarily in the Southeast, mid-Atlantic, and Texas-Southwest regions of the United States.

President and Chief Executive Officer John H. Sottile said, “We are pleased to announce record nine-month revenue.  We experienced increased bidding and project activity, and ended the third quarter with a strong backlog. Our results for the first nine months benefited from a higher volume of both MSA and non-MSA projects.  Although work completed in the Texas-Southwest and mid-Atlantic regions produced strong revenue growth, we experienced lower margins in a healthy but very competitive market. Overall, the robust economy and strong industry outlook continue to present opportunities for us to increase the number of customers we service and projects available to bid.  We maintain a consistent focus on expanding our geographic reach, service offerings and customer base.”

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018

For the nine months ended September 30, 2018, compared to the same period in 2017:

  • Total revenue increased 20.3% to a record $101.5 million from $84.3 million attributable primarily to master service agreement (“MSA”) electrical construction projects awarded and work completed in the Texas-Southwest and mid-Atlantic regions.
  • Gross margin on electrical construction operations remained healthy at 17.7% compared to 22.2%.
  • Operating income decreased to $6.7 million from $8.6 million due to changes in project mix which resulted in a higher volume of lower margin work, mainly attributable to competitive pressures, lower volume of storm work and project delays in Texas. Also contributing to the decrease were increases in selling, general and administrative expenses (“SG&A”) expenses and higher depreciation.
  • Net income declined to $4.4 million, or $0.17 per share, compared to $5.0 million, or $0.20 per share.
  • EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure)(1) was $12.8 million compared to $13.8 million. This decrease was primarily due to higher SG&A expenses and lower gross margins for both electrical construction and Other operations, partially offset by no discontinued operation expenses and an increase in gain on sale of property and equipment.

Three Months Ended September 30, 2018

For the three months ended September 30, 2018, compared to the same period in 2017:

  • Total revenue increased 20.4% to $29.5 million from $24.5 million, primarily from non-MSA and MSA customer project activity in the mid-Atlantic, Texas-Southwest, and Southeast regions, partially offset by a decrease in other electrical construction revenue, mainly due to decreased storm work.
  • Gross margin on electrical construction operations was 11.5% compared to 14.0%, mainly due to lower margins on a higher volume of electrical construction projects.
  • Operating loss was $105,000 compared to operating income of $139,000 in the 2017 period due to the change in electrical construction project mix to a higher volume of lower margin work. This change was due to competitive pressures, lower volume of storm work and project delays in Texas. Also contributing to the decrease in operating income was the decline in gross margin in Other operations and an increase in depreciation expense.
  • Net loss increased to $193,000, or $(0.01) loss per share, from $157,000, or $(0.01) loss per share.
  • EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure)(1) was $2.1 million compared to $1.8 million. This increase was primarily due to lower SG&A expenses, no discontinued operation expenses and an increase in gain on sale of property and equipment, partially offset by lower gross margin in our Other operations.

Backlog

As of September 30, 2018, the Company’s 12-month electrical construction backlog increased 6.1% to $99.2 million from $93.6 million one year ago, while 12-month estimated MSA backlog increased slightly to $59.8 million from $59.5 million. Total backlog, which includes total revenue estimated over the remaining life of the MSAs plus estimated revenue from fixed-price contracts, decreased 11.0% to $180.6 million compared to $202.9 million as of September 30, 2017. 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.

Backlog is 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.

Conference Call

The Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer John H. Sottile and Chief Financial Officer Stephen R. Wherry will host a conference call and webcast to discuss results at 10 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. To participate in the conference call via telephone, please dial (866) 373-3407 (domestic) or (412) 902-1037 (international) at least five minutes prior to the start of the event. Goldfield will also webcast the conference call live via the internet. Interested parties may access the webcast at https://78449.themediaframe.com/dataconf/productusers/gv/mediaframe/26425/indexl.html or through the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at http://www.goldfieldcorp.com. Please access the website at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register and download and install any necessary audio software. The webcast will be archived at this link or through the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website for six months.

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, mid-Atlantic, and Texas-Southwest regions of the United States. For additional information on our third-quarter 2018 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.

(1) Represents Non-GAAP Financial Measure - The non-GAAP financial measure used in this earnings release is more fully described in the accompanying supplemental data and reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure to the reported GAAP measure. The non-GAAP measure in this press release and on The Goldfield Corporation’s website is 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. This measure 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 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 Companys Risk Factors and Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation sections of our Annual Report on Form 10-K and Goldfields other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on Goldfields 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
Steve Carr
Phone: (312) 780-7211
Email:  scarr@dresnerco.com


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

 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 September 30, September 30,
 2018 2017 2018 2017
Revenue       
Electrical construction$29,514,965  $23,616,373  $99,842,651  $81,869,487 
Other1,777  890,842  1,620,031  2,471,473 
Total revenue29,516,742  24,507,215  101,462,682  84,340,960 
Costs and expenses       
Electrical construction26,122,915  20,299,375  82,192,792  63,718,948 
Other1,956  600,597  1,009,061  1,691,601 
Selling, general and administrative1,444,983  1,625,027  5,673,506  4,959,782 
Depreciation and amortization2,141,684  1,824,875  6,031,426  5,386,364 
(Gain) loss on sale of property and equipment(89,846) 18,594  (155,062) 30,158 
Total costs and expenses29,621,692  24,368,468  94,751,723  75,786,853 
Total operating (loss) income(104,950) 138,747  6,710,959  8,554,107 
Other income (expense), net       
Interest income12,020  10,320  28,861  23,509 
Interest expense, net of amount capitalized(205,203) (202,054) (602,502) (474,512)
Other income, net23,128  14,810  60,495  45,277 
Total other expense, net(170,055) (176,924) (513,146) (405,726)
(Loss) income before income taxes(275,005) (38,177) 6,197,813  8,148,381 
Income tax provision(81,851) 15,345  1,833,800  3,018,861 
(Loss) income from continuing operations(193,154) (53,522) 4,364,013  5,129,520 
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income tax benefit of $0, $61,556, $0 and $61,556, respectively  (103,487)   (103,487)
Net (loss) income$(193,154) $(157,009) $4,364,013  $5,026,033 
Net (loss) income per share of common stock — basic and diluted       
Continuing operations$(0.01) $  $0.17  $0.20 
Discontinued operations       
Net (loss) income per share of common stock — basic and diluted$(0.01) $(0.01) $0.17  $0.20 
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,
 2018 2017
ASSETS   
Current assets   
Cash and cash equivalents$13,554,099  $18,529,757 
Accounts receivable and accrued billings, net17,639,436  21,566,842 
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts15,003,984  6,074,346 
Income taxes receivable720,221  619,552 
Residential properties under construction6,804,309  2,412,202 
Prepaid expenses1,201,772  993,668 
Other current assets975,453  1,532,110 
Total current assets55,899,274  51,728,477 
    
Property, buildings and equipment, at cost, net47,466,464  36,072,300 
Deferred charges and other assets6,469,811  5,831,163 
Total assets$109,835,549  $93,631,940 
    
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   
Current liabilities   
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities$16,601,639  $9,379,535 
Current portion of notes payable, net6,897,725  6,099,787 
Accrued remediation costs69,283  87,553 
Other current liabilities441,618  166,268 
Total current liabilities24,010,265  15,733,143 
    
Deferred income taxes5,687,507  4,698,720 
Accrued remediation costs, less current portion428,976  434,164 
Notes payable, less current portion, net18,521,537  16,151,567 
Other accrued liabilities274,938  66,033 
Total liabilities48,923,223  37,083,627 
Commitments and contingencies   
Stockholders’ equity   
Common stock2,781,377  2,781,377 
Capital surplus18,481,683  18,481,683 
Retained earnings40,957,453  36,593,440 
Common stock in treasury, at cost(1,308,187) (1,308,187)
Total stockholders’ equity60,912,326  56,548,313 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$109,835,549  $93,631,940 



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 2018 2017 2018 2017
Net (loss) income (GAAP as reported) $(193,154) $(157,009) $4,364,013  $5,026,033 
Interest expense, net of amount capitalized 205,203  202,054  602,502  474,512 
Provision for income taxes, net (1) (81,851) (46,211) 1,833,800  2,957,305 
Depreciation and amortization (2) 2,141,684  1,824,875  6,031,426  5,386,364 
EBITDA $2,071,882  $1,823,709  $12,831,741  $13,844,214 
___________        
(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.