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December 17, 2021 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) – Gencor Industries, Inc., (NASDAQ: GENC) announced today net revenue for the fourth quarter of 2021 increased 91.7% to $20.0 million compared to $10.5 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. The increase in net revenues reflected improved orders from prior year in anticipation of a new, broad infrastructure bill to replace the FAST Act, which after two temporary extensions, would have expired on December 3, 2021. On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed into law a five-year, $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, including $550 billion in new spending and reauthorization of $650 billion in previously allocated funds. This provides $110 billion for the nation’s highways, bridges and roads. Gross profit as a percentage of net revenue were 17.2% for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, a decrease from 18.3% for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. Gross profit margins were negatively impacted by unabsorbed manufacturing labor and overhead expenses. In addition, increases in labor rates and steel and OEM parts prices contributed to the lower overall gross margins during the quarter ended September 30, 2021.
Operating loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was ($0.7) million compared to an operating loss of $(1.7) million for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. The Company had net non-operating expense of $(0.4) million for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 compared to net non-operating income of $0.7 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. The Company’s tax benefit was $0.7 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 compared to a tax benefit of $0.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. Net loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was $(0.4) million compared to a net loss of $(0.6) million for the quarter ended September 30, 2020.
Net revenue for the year ended September 30, 2021 increased 10.1% to $85.3 million from $77.4 million for the year ended September 30, 2020. The increase in net revenue was due primarily to paver equipment and parts sales of approximately $6.1 million for the year ended September 30, 2021, compared with no paver related revenues in fiscal 2020. Gross profit margins were 21.3% in fiscal 2021 a decrease from 24.5% in fiscal 2020. The gross profit margins for the year ended September 30, 2021 were negatively impacted by approximately $4.6 million of unabsorbed manufacturing labor and overhead expenses. In addition, increases in labor rates and steel and OEM parts prices contributed to the lower overall gross margins during the year ended September 30, 2021.
The Company had operating income for the year ended September 30, 2021 of $0.7 million compared to $5.5 million for the year ended September 30, 2020. The lower operating income was driven by the lower gross profit margins, increased product engineering and development expenses and higher selling, general and administrative expenses and professional fees to support business development efforts. The Company had non-operating income of $5.9 million for the year ended September 30, 2021 compared to $1.1 million for the year ended September 30, 2020.
The effective income tax rate for fiscal 2021 was 12.5% versus 17.2% in fiscal 2020.
Net income for the year ended September 30, 2021 was $5.8 million ($0.40 per basic share and $0.39 per diluted share) versus net income of $5.5 million ($0.38 per basic and diluted share) for the year ended September 30, 2020.
At September 30, 2021, the Company had $118.2 million in cash and marketable securities, a decrease of $6.9 million over the September 30, 2020 balance of $125.1 million. The Company’s working capital was $155.4 million at September 30, 2021 versus $153.2 million at September 30, 2020. The Company has no short-term or long-term debt.
The Company’s backlog, which includes orders received through the date of this filing, was $53.0 million at December 1, 2021 compared to $24.9 million at December 1, 2020.
Mr. Marc Elliott, Gencor’s President, stated, “Fiscal 2021 brought on new challenges that Gencor effectively managed through. Similar to most manufacturing companies, we have been navigating through labor constraints, supply chain delays, and steel price inflation that have increased approximately 200% during the fiscal year.
Market demand for Gencor’s asphalt plants and components remains strong, represented by a significant year-over-year increase in backlog. Our ability to meet the high level of demand is partially constrained by labor and to a lesser degree by supply chain challenges. We are working with our suppliers on material and product availability and costs to mitigate the impact on our customers.
While the economic landscape remains challenging due to the ongoing supply constraints, and significantly higher steel and material costs and a tight labor market, Gencor continues to deliver to ensure that we meet our customers’ equipment needs. We are optimistic that the passage of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill will provide a catalyst for our markets for the next few years. We believe this clarity will drive many states to accelerate their long deferred infrastructure projects.”
Gencor Industries is a diversified heavy machinery manufacturer for the production of highway construction materials and equipment and environmental control machinery and equipment used in a variety of applications.
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For information concerning these factors and related matters, see the following sections of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2021: (a) Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” and (b) Part II, Item 7, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”. However, other factors besides those referenced could adversely affect the Company’s results, and you should not consider any such list of factors to be a complete set of all potential risks or uncertainties. Any forward-looking statements made by the Company herein speak as of the date of this press release. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.
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Contact: Eric Mellen, Chief Financial Officer