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May 3, 2018 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) – Gencor Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: GENC) announced today net revenues increased 37% to $30.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 compared to $22.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. Gross margins were 28.4% for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 compared to 29.6% for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 as material costs have increased. Product engineering and development expenses increased $288,000 to $758,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 due to increased staffing to meet the higher demands for our engineered products. Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses increased $794,000 to $2,921,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. Headcount additions, higher sales commissions and increased advertising and trade show expenses to capitalize on the renewed optimism within the highway construction industry contributed to most of the increase in SG&A expenses. Operating income for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 was $5.1 million compared to $4.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.
For the quarter ended March 31, 2018, the Company had non-operating expense of $0.3 million compared to non- operating income of $0.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. The effective income tax rate for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 was 20.9% versus 30.0% for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 reflecting the lower corporate tax rates to comply with the recently enacted U.S. tax law, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”). Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 was $3.8 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, compared to net income of $3.4 million, or $0.23 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.
For the six months ended March 31, 2018 the Company had net revenue of $54.0 million and net income of $6.1 million ($0.41 per diluted share) versus net revenue of $38.3 million and net income of $4.8 million ($0.33 per diluted share) for the six months ended March 31, 2017.
At March 31, 2018, the Company had $110.9 million of cash and marketable securities compared to $110.8 million at September 30, 2017. Net working capital was $128.2 million at March 31, 2018. The Company had no short-term or long-term debt outstanding at March 31, 2018.
The Company’s backlog was $45.6 million at March 31, 2018 compared to $42.9 million at March 31, 2017.
John Elliott, Gencor’s CEO, commented, “Second quarter revenues of $30.8 million grew by 37% year to year and 33% sequentially from the first quarter. First half fiscal 2018 revenues of $54 million increased 41% from the first half of fiscal 2017. Gencor has experienced growth in all regions across the U.S. as demand for our equipment continues to be strong.
In the second quarter, gross margins declined slightly to 28.4% due to higher material costs, in particular, carbon steel. However, gross margins are well above our historic margins of low to mid twenty percent. We continue to invest in and grow our research and development efforts to support the increased business and new products.
Net income benefitted from the lower tax rate of 21% resulting from the enactment of the U.S. tax reform bill of 2017.
Backlog of $45.6 million increased from the prior year. Quoting activity remains strong and we expect to close new asphalt plant orders in the coming weeks.
The March 2018 World of Asphalt construction equipment show was a success resulting in many promising opportunities.
We are well prepared to continue to provide our customers with the best technology and the highest quality products and support in the industry.
I am proud of the hard work and dedication of our Gencor employees that delivered these solid results. We continue to identify opportunities to improve our execution and remain focused on delivering strong performance.”
Gencor Industries is a diversified heavy machinery manufacturer for the production of highway construction materials, synthetic fuels and environmental control machinery and equipment used in a variety of applications.
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Contact: Eric Mellen, Chief Financial Officer 407-290-6000