ROANOKE, Va., May 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RGC Resources, Inc. (Nasdaq:RGCO) announced consolidated Company earnings of $2,698,707 or $0.57 per average share outstanding for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. This compares to consolidated earnings of $2,483,307 or $0.54 per average share outstanding for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. CFO Paul Nester attributed the increase in earnings to higher gross margins from space heating sales volumes as a result of a cooler winter season.
Earnings for the twelve months ending March 31, 2013 were $4,231,386 or $0.91 per share compared to $0.97 per share for the twelve months ended March 31, 2012. Nester attributed the lower year-over-year earnings primarily to the effect of higher depreciation and property tax expenses associated with the Company's pipeline replacement program.
RGC Resources, Inc. provides energy and related products and services to customers in Virginia through its operating subsidiaries Roanoke Gas Company, Diversified Energy Company and RGC Ventures of Virginia, Inc.
From time to time, the Company may publish forward-looking statements relating to such matters as anticipated financial performance, business prospects, technological developments, new products, research and development activities and similar matters. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for forward-looking statements. In order to comply with the terms of the safe harbor, the Company notes that a variety of factors could cause the Company's actual results and experience to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the Company's forward-looking statements.
Summary financial statements for the second quarter and twelve months are as follows:
|RGC Resources, Inc. and Subsidiaries|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income|
|Three Months Ended||Twelve Months Ended|
|March 31,||March 31,|
|Revenues||$ 24,175,638||$ 21,290,227||$ 61,932,514||$ 60,967,946|
|Cost of sales||14,589,911||12,171,705||34,725,356||33,881,161|
|Other operating expenses, net||4,772,954||4,657,091||18,540,948||18,030,722|
|Income before income taxes||4,357,920||4,004,721||6,836,720||7,226,110|
|Income tax expense||1,659,213||1,521,414||2,605,334||2,743,596|
|Net income||$ 2,698,707||$ 2,483,307||$ 4,231,386||$ 4,482,514|
|Net earnings per share of common stock:|
|Basic||$ 0.57||$ 0.54||$ 0.91||$ 0.97|
|Diluted||$ 0.57||$ 0.53||$ 0.90||$ 0.97|
|Cash dividends per common share||$ 0.180||$ 0.175||$ 1.710||$ 0.690|
|Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:|
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|Current assets||$ 34,247,587||$ 35,344,882|
|Total property, plant and equipment, net||93,418,946||87,865,291|
|Total Assets||$ 136,295,262||$ 130,868,836|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Current liabilities||$ 36,162,654||$ 31,562,630|
|Deferred credits and other liabilities||37,571,637||34,250,524|
|Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity||$ 136,295,262||$ 130,868,836|
CONTACT: Paul W. Nester Vice President and CFO Telephone: 540-777-3837Source:RGC Resources, Inc.