GSE Systems Announces 2013 Second Quarter Financial Results Q2 2013 OVERVIEW *Revenue of $11.0 million compared to $13.2 million in Q2 2012. *GSE recorded a one-time, non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $4.5 million and a non-cash write-down of capitalized software development costs of $2.2 million in Q2 2013. *Operating loss of $8.0 million (including non-cash charges) compared to operating income of $0.6 million in Q2 2012. Excluding these two non-cash items, Q2 2013 operating loss was $1.3 million. *Net loss of $8.2 million (including non-cash charges) compared to net income of $0.2 million in Q2 2012. Excluding non-cash charges, net loss was $1.6 million. *EBITDA of $(1.4) million compared to EBITDA of $0.5 million in Q2 2012. At June 30, 2013 *Total cash and equivalents of $21.1 million, or $1.16 per diluted share *Working capital of $26.3 million *$0 long-term debt *Backlog of $39.0 million Business Wire SYKESVILLE, Md. -- August 14, 2013 GSE Systems, Inc. (“GSE” or “the Company”) (NYSE MKT: GVP), a global energy services solutions provider, today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Jim Eberle, Chief Executive Officer of GSE, commented, “Our results for Q2 2013 were materially impacted by a decline in revenue caused by delays in customers’ decisions with respect to in excess of $17.0 million of potential orders and, more significantly, $6.6 million of one-time, non-cash charges. We believe decisions on a number of projects that were delayed from the first half of 2013 will be made in the second half of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014. We have taken appropriate actions by reducing staff and operating expenses that we believe will produce annualized savings of approximately $1.0 million. We believe that the combination of expected new orders and cost savings will produce an improvement in the third quarter of 2013 and a return to profitability in the fourth quarter of 2013. If the expected new orders do not occur on a timely basis, we are prepared to take additional measures to return to profitability. We ended the quarter with a very strong balance sheet, including cash and equivalents of $21.1 million, or $1.16 per diluted share, working capital of $26.3 million, and no long-term debt. Reflecting the long-term optimism we have for our business, we repurchased 216,399 shares of our common stock in Q2 2013 and expect to remain in the market on a go forward basis. “Based on the last several quarters, it is clear that some nuclear customers and governments have paused, slowed, and in some cases canceled nuclear related capital projects. This is mainly the result of three issues: the impact of the Fukushima disaster in March 2011, the overall sluggishness of the world economy, and the very low natural gas prices. Thus the Company is focusing on nuclear simulation business in those areas of the world where nuclear energy will be expanding, selling its Post-Fukushima solution products PSA-HD^TM and DesignEP^TM, and ControlSim^TM which helps with the design and testing of new plants and modifications.” Q2 2013 RESULTS Q2 2013 revenue declined 16.3% to $11.0 million from $13.2 million in Q2 2012. Higher revenue from the $36.0 million Slovakia simulator project in Q2 2013 ($2.5 million) compared to Q2 2012 ($0.5 million) was offset by a $2.0 million decline in revenue from nuclear simulation projects in Japan and Germany. The Slovakia simulator project is expected to be substantially completed in Q1 2014. In addition, in Q2 2012 the Company completed two significant nuclear simulation projects: one was for a full scope AGR replacement simulator with a British utility, the other was for significant upgrades to a Ukrainian simulator. These projects generated revenue of $1.4 million in Q2 2012. Gross profit in Q2 2013 was $0.6 million, or 5.8% of revenue, as compared to $4.5 million, or 33.9% of revenue, in Q2 2012. Gross profit for Q2 2013 included a $2.2 million, one-time, non-cash charge to write-down certain capitalized software development costs. Excluding this charge, gross profit in Q2 2013 was $2.8 million, or 25.5% of revenue. The decline in gross profit was largely driven by the higher percentage of revenue associated with the Slovakian project in Q2 2013 (22.4%) as compared to the percentage of revenue from the Slovakian project in Q2 2012 (4.2%) Revenue from the Slovakia project has a substantially lower gross profit margin than GSE’s normal gross profit margin due to an inordinate amount of hardware being supplied. Operating loss for Q2 2013 was $8.0 million compared to operating income of $560,000 in Q2 2012. Excluding the above-referenced one-time, non-cash charges of $6.6 million, the operating loss for Q2 2013 was $1.3 million in line with Q1 2013, primarily resulting from lower total revenue and revenue mix. Net loss for Q2 2013 was $8.2 million, or $0.45 per basic and diluted share, compared to net income of $158,000, or $0.01 per basic and diluted share, in the same period last year. Excluding the $6.6 million in one-time, non-cash charges, the net loss for Q2 2013 would have been $1.6 million, or $0.09 per diluted share. The EBITDA (Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, plus other one-time items) loss for Q2 2013 was ($1.4 million) compared to EBITDA of $0.5 million in Q2 2012. Backlog at June 30, 2013 was $39.0 million compared to $51.9 million at December 31, 2012. GSE’s cash position at June 30, 2013 was $21.1 million, excluding $2.2 million of restricted cash up from $18.7 million at March 31, 2013. CONFERENCE CALL Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing: *(877) 407-9753 (Domestic) or *(201) 493-6739 (International) The conference call will also be accessible via the following link: http://www.investorcalendar.com/IC/CEPage.asp?ID=171333 ABOUT GSE SYSTEMS, INC. GSE Systems, Inc. is a world leader in real-time high-fidelity simulation, providing a wide range of simulation, training and engineering solutions to the energy and process industries. Its comprehensive and modular solutions help customers achieve performance excellence in design, training and operations. GSE’s products and services are tailored to meet specific client requirements such as scope, budget and timeline. The Company has over four decades of experience, more than 1,100 installations, and hundreds of customers in over 50 countries spanning the globe. GSE Systems is headquartered in Sykesville (Baltimore), Maryland, with offices in St. Marys, Georgia; Madison, New Jersey; Cary, North Carolina; Chennai, India; Nyköping, Sweden; Stockton-on-Tees, UK; Glasgow, UK; and Beijing, China. Information about GSE Systems is available at www.gses.com. FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS We make statements in this press release that are considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements reflect our current expectations concerning future events and results. We use words such as “expect,” “intend,” “believe,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “anticipates,” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean a statement is not forward-looking. These statements are not guarantees of our future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other important factors that could cause our actual performance or achievements to be materially different from those we project. For a full discussion of these risks, uncertainties, and factors, we encourage you to read our documents on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those set forth in our periodic reports under the forward-looking statements and risk factors sections. We do not intend to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. GSE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands, except share and per share data) (unaudited) (unaudited) Three Months ended Six Months ended June 30, June 30, 2013 2012 2013 2012 Contract $ 11,034 $ 13,183 $ 23,417 $ 26,572 revenue Cost of 8,219 8,713 17,521 18,183 revenue Write-down of capitalized software 2,174 - 2,174 - development costs Gross profit 641 4,470 3,722 8,389 Selling, general and 3,946 3,694 8,111 7,180 administrative Goodwill impairment 4,462 - 4,462 - loss Depreciation 146 138 299 275 Amortization of definite-lived 52 78 104 156 intangible assets Operating 8,606 3,910 12,976 7,611 expenses Operating (7,965 ) 560 (9,254 ) 778 income (loss) Interest 24 34 63 85 income, net Gain (loss) on derivative (410 ) (384 ) (143 ) 16 instruments Other income 94 93 (11 ) 179 (expense), net Income (loss) before income (8,257 ) 303 (9,345 ) 1,058 taxes Provision (benefit) for (58 ) 145 9 370 income taxes Net income $ (8,199 ) $ 158 $ (9,354 ) $ 688 (loss) Basic income (loss) per $ (0.45 ) $ 0.01 $ (0.51 ) $ 0.04 common share Diluted income (loss) per $ (0.45 ) $ 0.01 $ (0.51 ) $ 0.04 common share Weighted average shares 18,299,108 18,391,988 18,320,653 18,398,790 outstanding - Basic Weighted average shares 18,299,108 18,489,690 18,320,653 18,495,693 outstanding - Diluted GSE SYSTEMS, INC AND SUBSIDIARIES Selected balance sheet data (unaudited) June 30, 2013 December 31, 2012 Cash and cash equivalents $ 21,091 $ 22,386 Restricted cash - current 979 743 Current assets 45,736 50,057 Long-term restricted cash 1,177 1,192 Total assets 51,665 62,564 Current liabilities $ 19,459 $ 20,275 Long-term liabilities 776 1,459 Stockholders' equity 31,430 40,830 EBITDA Reconciliation EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Management believes EBITDA, in addition to operating profit, net income and other GAAP measures, is useful to investors to evaluate the Company’s results because it excludes certain items that are not directly related to the Company’s core operating performance. Investors should recognize that EBITDA might not be comparable to similarly-titled measures of other companies. This measure should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for or superior to, any measure of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP measure in accordance with SEC Regulation G follows: Three Months ended Six Months ended June 30, June 30, 2013 2012 2013 2012 Net income (loss) $ (8,199 ) $ 158 $ (9,354 ) $ 688 Interest income, net (24 ) (34 ) (63 ) (85 ) Provision (benefit) for (58 ) 145 9 370 income taxes Write-down of capitalized 2,174 - 2,174 - software development costs Depreciation and 198 216 403 431 amortization Goodwill and impairment 4,462 - 4,462 - loss EBITDA $ (1,447 ) $ 485 $ (2,369 ) $ 1,404 Contact: GSE Systems, Inc. Jim Eberle, Chief Executive Officer, 410-970-7950 or The Equity Group Inc. Devin Sullivan, Senior Vice President, 212-836-9608 email@example.com or Thomas Mei, Associate, 212-836-9614 firstname.lastname@example.org
GSE Systems Announces 2013 Second Quarter Financial Results
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