ORLANDO, Fla., May 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gencor Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:GENC) announced today net revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 decreased 5.4% to $13.8 million from $14.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Gross margin increased to 26.4% for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 from 25.4% for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Selling, general and administrative expenses increased $257,000 to $1,776,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, from $1,519,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. In February 2014, the company collected $393,000 on a receivable which had been fully reserved in prior years. The $393,000 was recorded as a reduction of selling, general and administrative expenses in the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Operating income for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 was $1.5 million compared to $1.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.
The Company had non-operating income of $0.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 compared to non-operating income of $1.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. The decrease in non-operating income was due to lower returns on marketable securities. Net income was $1.2 million, or $0.12 per basic and diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, compared to $1.9 million, or $0.20 per basic and diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.
For the six months ended March 31, 2015 the Company had net revenue of $20.0 million and net income of $0.1 million ($0.01 per basic and diluted share) versus net revenue of $24.6 million and net income of $2.3 million ($0.25 per basic and diluted share) for the six months ended March 31, 2014.
At March 31, 2015, the Company had $97.4 million of cash and marketable securities compared to $94.3 million at September 30, 2014. Net working capital was $108.0 million at March 31, 2015. The Company has no short or long term debt.
E.J. Elliott, Gencor's Chairman, stated, "After a slow start in the first quarter of our fiscal year, sales activity increased in the second quarter. Customer interest in asphalt plants and component purchases has picked up. However, highway contractors still remain cautious over the shortfall in funding of the Highway Trust Fund and the May 31, 2015 expiration of the ten month extension of MAP-21. Gencor's gross margins of 26.4% in the quarter improved for the fourth year in a row, the result of business process improvement initiatives undertaken over the past few years."
Gencor Industries is a diversified heavy machinery manufacturer of equipment used in the production of highway construction materials, synthetic fuels, and environmental control machinery and equipment used in a variety of industrial applications.
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CONTACT: Eric Mellen, Chief Financial Officer 407-290-6000Source:Gencor Industries, Inc.