Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings

  Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings  Business Wire  HOUMA, La. -- February 27, 2014  Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. (NASDAQ: GIFI) today reported net loss of $3.1 million (($.22 diluted loss per share) on revenue of $135.1 million for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013, compared to a net loss of $8.1 million (($.56) diluted loss per share) on revenue of $129.2 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012. Net income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2013 was $7.2 million ($.50 diluted earnings per share) on revenue of $608.3 million, compared to net loss of $4.1 million (($.29) diluted loss per share) on revenue of $521.3 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012.  The company had a revenue backlog of $358.7 million and a labor backlog of approximately 3.3 million man-hours at December 31, 2013, compared to a revenue backlog of $537.0 million and a labor backlog of 4.4 million man-hours reported as of December 31, 2012, including commitments received through February 27, 2014.  During the quarter ended September 30, 2013, we entered into discussions with a large deepwater customer concerning our customer’s request for a reduction in scope of the project, whereby remaining completion and integration work would be performed at the integration site by a different integration contractor. During the third quarter of 2013, we transferred the project deliverables to the integration contractor’s site and removed from backlog estimated revenue of $25.5 million and estimated labor hours of 271,000 hours representing our previous estimate of remaining work to complete the project. Throughout the fourth quarter of 2013 and into the first quarter of 2014, we continued negotiations with this large deepwater customer with respect to final amounts due to us and to our subcontractors for claims for work performed prior to transition of the scope of work to the customer-designated replacement contractor. In December 2013, we negotiated a final settlement for all subcontractor scope of work claims. We expect to execute a final change order to this contract with the customer in early March 2014 that will provide for a final payment of $11.0 million by our customer during the first half of 2014. Based primarily on the status of these ongoing negotiations, we recorded an additional loss provision of $18.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 related to this project. For the year ended December 31, 2013, we recognized estimated contract losses of $29.6 million primarily as a result of our inability to recover certain costs and the de-scoping of this contract.   SELECTED BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION (in thousands)                                             December 31,   December 31,                                                 2013            2012 Cash and cash equivalents                    $   36,569       $   24,888 Total current assets                             201,996          173,604 Property, plant and equipment, at cost,net       223,555          229,216 Total assets                                     426,234          403,495 Total current liabilities                        112,275          92,274 Debt                                             -                - Shareholders' equity                             275,562          273,500 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity       426,234          403,495                                                                     The management of Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. will hold a conference call on Friday, February 28, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. Central Time (10:00 a.m. Eastern Time) to discuss the Company’s financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2013. The call is accessible by webcast (www.gulfisland.com) through CCBN and by dialing 1.888.262.8790. A digital rebroadcast of the call is available two hours after the call and ending March 7, 2014 by dialing 1.888.203.1112, replay passcode: 6355813.  Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc., based in Houma, Louisiana, is a leading fabricator of offshore drilling and production platforms, hull and/or deck sections of floating production platforms and other specialized structures used in the development and production of offshore oil and gas reserves. These structures include jackets and deck sections of fixed production platforms; hull and/or deck sections of floating production platforms (such as tension leg platforms “TLPs”, “SPARs”, “FPSOs”, and “MinDOCs”), piles, wellhead protectors, subsea templates and various production, compressor and utility modules, offshore living quarters, towboats, liftboats, tanks  and barges.  The Company also provides offshore interconnect pipe hook-up, inshore marine construction, manufacture and repair of pressure vessels, heavy lifts such as ship integration and TLP module integration, loading and offloading of jack-up drilling rigs, semi-submersible drilling rigs, TLPs, SPARs, or other similar cargo, onshore and offshore scaffolding, piping insulation services, and steel warehousing and sales.   GULF ISLAND FABRICATION, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED) (in thousands, except per share data)                                                                                                                                                             Three Months Ended          Twelve Months Ended                          December 31,                December 31,                           2013        2012        2013        2012                                                                         Revenue                  $ 135,138     $ 129,237     $ 608,326     $ 521,340 Cost of revenue           136,913     138,591     584,665     517,500  Gross profit (loss)        (1,775  )     (9,354  )     23,661        3,840 General and administrative            2,598       2,629       11,555      9,806    expenses Operating income           (4,373  )     (11,983 )     12,106        (5,966  ) (loss)                                                                     Other income (expense): Interest expense           (70     )     (15     )     (237    )     (153    ) Interest income            -             45            3             586 Other income (expense)    (279    )    (11     )    (337    )    128                                (349    )    19          (571    )    561                                                                          Income (loss) before       (4,722  )     (11,964 )     11,535        (5,405  ) income taxes                                                                     Income taxes              (1,612  )    (3,874  )    4,303       (1,314  )                                                                                                                                         Net income (loss)        $ (3,110  )   $ (8,090  )   $ 7,232      $ (4,091  )                                                                                                                                                                                                             Per share data:                                                                     Basic earnings (loss) per share - common       $ (0.22   )   $ (0.56   )   $ 0.50       $ (0.29   ) shareholders                                                                     Diluted earnings (loss) per share -       $ (0.22   )   $ (0.56   )   $ 0.50       $ (0.29   ) common shareholders                                                                                                                                         Weighted-average           14,477        14,421        14,463        14,400 shares Effect of dilutive securities: employee      7           -           6           -        stock options Adjusted weighted-average          14,484      14,421      14,469      14,400   shares                                                                     Depreciation and amortization included    $ 6,362      $ 5,981      $ 25,108     $ 23,396   in expense above                                                                     Cash dividend declared   $ 0.10       $ 0.10       $ 0.40       $ 0.40     per common share  Contact:  Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. Kirk J. Meche, 713-714-6100 Chief Executive Officer or Jeffrey M. Favret, 713-714-6100 Chief Financial Officer