Gencor Releases Second Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results

ORLANDO, Fla., May 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gencor Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:GENC) announced today net revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 increased $448,000 to $22.5 million from $22.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. Gross margin was 29.6% for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 compared with 24.6% for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased $63,000 to $2,127,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, from $2,190,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. Operating income for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 was $4.1 million compared to $2.9 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.

The Company had non-operating income of $0.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 compared to non-operating expense of $(0.3) million for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. Net income was $3.4 million, or $0.24 per basic share and $0.23 per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, compared to $1.6 million, or $0.11 per basic and diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.

For the six months ended March 31, 2017 the Company had net revenue of $38.3 million and net income of $4.8 million ($0.33 per basic share and diluted share) versus net revenue of $35.3 million and net income of $3.2 million ($0.22 per basic and diluted share) for the six months ended March 31, 2016.

At March 31, 2016, the Company had $114.2 million of cash and marketable securities compared to $104.2 million at September 30, 2016. Net working capital was $120.5 million at March 31, 2017. The Company has no short or long term debt.

John E. Elliott, Gencor’s CEO, commented, “We are pleased with the company’s continued strong performance. We have been expanding our manufacturing production to meet the increasing demand for our equipment, without sacrificing operating income.

Second quarter net revenues of $22.5 million do not include $4.1 million of revenues that will be recognized in the third quarter. These revenues include product that was finished but not shipped until April and contracts that did not reach the required percentage of completion level to be recognized in the quarter.

Despite higher steel prices, gross margins significantly improved to 29.6% from 24.6%. The 500 basis point increase is attributable to a more efficient operation and full absorption of overhead. Operating margins of 18.0% are the highest quarterly margins in the Company’s history. Gencor is benefiting from a dedicated and well-trained workforce, producing equipment that has a reputation for superior quality.

The March ConExpo-Con/Agg show was a tremendous success, generating strong leads some of which have closed and others we expect to close. Backlog of $42.9 million increased 35% year to year and is at the same level we otherwise started the fiscal year. Historically, backlog declines in our second and third quarters as orders are usually filled and new orders are not received until the fall and early winter months.

The Company will continue to increase production and efficiency at both of its facilities and augment its workforce over the next few quarters by investing in technology which will enhance production in a number of areas.”

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.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
For the Quarters Ended
March 31,
For the Six Months Ended
March 31,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Net revenue$22,526,000 $22,078,000 $38,309,000 $35,336,000
Costs and expenses:
Production costs 15,869,000 16,637,000 27,502,000 26,613,000
Product engineering and development 470,000 379,000 886,000 761,000
Selling, general and administrative 2,127,000 2,190,000 4,317,000 3,975,000
18,466,000 19,206,000 32,705,000 31,349,000
Operating income 4,060,000 2,872,000 5,604,000 3,987,000
Other income (expense), net:
Interest and dividend income, net of fees 162,000 204,000 203,000 589,000
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on marketable securities 656,000 (490,000) 1,063,000 103,000
Other - 1,000 - 2,000
818,000 (285,000) 1,266,000 694,000
Income before income tax expense 4,878,000 2,587,000 6,870,000 4,681,000
Income tax expense 1,463,000 957,000 2,061,000 1,476,000
Net income$3,415,000 $1,630,000 $4,809,000 $3,205,000
Basic Income per Common Share:
Net income per share *$0.24 $0.11 $0.33 $0.22
Diluted Income per Common Share:
Net income per share *$0.23 $0.11 $0.33 $0.22

* Prior year adjusted for three-for-two stock split

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

March 31, September 30,
2017 2016
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$27,036,000 $18,219,000
Marketable securities at fair value (cost $87,004,000 at March 31, 2017
and $86,203,000 at September 30, 2016)
87,204,000 85,938,000
Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $217,000 at
March 31, 2017 and $195,000 at September 30, 2016
1,692,000 1,110,000
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings 1,680,000 4,921,000
Inventories, net 14,598,000 11,634,000
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,289,000 1,598,000
Total Current Assets 133,499,000 123,420,000
Property and equipment, net 5,054,000 5,239,000
Other assets 53,000 53,000
Total Assets$138,606,000 $128,712,000

Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable$3,141,000 $1,443,000
Customer deposits 7,279,000 4,484,000
Accrued expenses 2,614,000 2,264,000
Total Current Liabilities 13,034,000 8,191,000
Deferred and other income taxes 424,000 316,000
Total Liabilities 13,458,000 8,507,000
Commitments and contingencies
Shareholders’ Equity:
Preferred stock, par value $.10 per share; 300,000 shares authorized;
none issued
- -
Common stock, par value $.10 per share; 15,000,000 shares authorized;
12,130,329 and 12,111,079 shares issued and outstanding at March 31,
2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively
1,213,000 1,211,000
Class B Stock, par value $.10 per share; 6,000,000 shares authorized;
2,263,857 shares issued and outstanding 226,000 226,000
Capital in excess of par value 11,019,000 10,887,000
Retained earnings 112,690,000 107,881,000
Total Shareholders’ Equity 125,148,000 120,205,000
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity$138,606,000 $128,712,000

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

Source:Gencor Industries, Inc.