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Gencor Releases Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016 Results

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gencor Industries, Inc., (NASDAQ:GENC) announced today net revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 increased 79.3% to $14.8 million compared to $8.2 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. Gross margin as a percentage of net revenue increased 80.3% to 24.7% for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 from 13.7% for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. The increase in gross margin was due to increased production resulting in better overhead absorption.

Income from operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 was $1.0 million compared to loss of $(1.0) million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. The Company had non-operating income of $0.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 compared to a non-operating loss of $(3.1) million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. The Company had a tax benefit of ($0.4) million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 compared to a tax benefit of $(1.9) million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 was $1.7 million ($0.12 per basic and diluted share) compared to a net loss of $(2.2) million ($(0.15) per basic and diluted share) for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Net revenue for the year ended September 30, 2016 increased 78.4% to $70.0 million compared to $39.2 million for the year ended September 30, 2015. Gross margin as a percentage of net revenue increased to 25.0% for the year ended September 30, 2016 from 19.1% for the year ended September 30, 2015. The Company had operating income for the year ended September 30, 2016 of $7.8 million compared to an operating loss of $(0.8) million for the year ended September 30, 2015.

The Company had non-operating income of $1.6 million for the year ended September 30, 2016 compared to a non-operating loss of $(2.8) million for the year ended September 30, 2015. The effective income tax rate for fiscal 2016 was 25.1% versus a tax benefit of (48.7%) in fiscal 2015. The Company’s net income was $7.0 million ($0.49 per basic share and $0.48 per diluted share) for the year ended September 30, 2016, compared to a net loss of $(1.8) million ($(0.13) per basic and diluted share) for the year ended September 30, 2015.

At September 30, 2016 the Company had $104.1 million in cash and marketable securities, an increase of $8.6 million over the September 30, 2015 balance of $95.5 million. Net working capital was $115.2 million at September 30, 2016. The Company has no short or long term debt.

E.J. Elliott, Gencor’s Chairman, commented, “Our industry has been rejuvenated and Gencor’s results are reflecting it. Our fourth quarter 2016 revenues increased 79% which is on top of a 68% increase in revenues in the fourth quarter 2015. What is typically our slowest quarter from a revenue perspective, this year we experienced an improvement. Orders came in throughout the summer and customers were requesting deliveries into the fall and early winter months.

“Gencor managed the 78% growth in fiscal 2016 revenues with good cost discipline. This resulted in an increase in both gross margins and operating margins for the quarter and fiscal year. Operating margins of 11% in fiscal 2016 reflect a significant improvement over recent years. Net profit margins of 10% in fiscal 2016 were also notable.

“Backlog going into fiscal year 2017 reflects an improved order flow which we expect to continue as the FAST Act has provided the secured funding that the industry needs. Our backlog at September 30, 2016 of $43 million represents a 131% increase from a year ago. Order inquiry for our equipment across all regions of the country continues to be promising.

“Our efficient operations and cost discipline should result in fiscal 2017 operating margins that continue to reflect the margin improvements we realized in fiscal 2016.

“In fiscal 2016 Gencor increased manufacturing headcount by 30% and continues to actively hire to meet production demands at both our Iowa and Florida facilities.”

Gencor Industries is a diversified heavy machinery manufacturer for the production of highway construction materials, synthetic fuels and environmental control machinery and equipment used in a variety of applications.

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Contact: Eric Mellen, Chief Financial Officer 407-290-6000

Source:Gencor Industries, Inc.