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August 11, 2021 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) – Gencor Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: GENC) announced today net revenues of $24.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 compared to $22.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2020. Gross margins for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 were 22.5% compared with 23.5% for the quarter ended June 30, 2020. During the quarter ended June 30, 2021, the Company continued to experience higher manufacturing costs associated with steel and OEM parts pricing, as well as unabsorbed manufacturing labor and overhead expenses related to the paver line. The negative effect of these higher manufacturing costs on the quarter ended June 30, 2021, was partially offset by improved margins on certain equipment sales recognized over time and increased parts sales, in dollars and as a percentage of total net revenues, at higher margins.
Product engineering and development expenses increased $327,000 to $1,176,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, as compared to $849,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, due primarily to engineering wages related to the paver line. Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses increased by $680,000 to $3,202,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, as compared to $2,522,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2020. The increase in SG&A expenses was primarily due to expenses related to the paver line.
Operating income decreased from $2,014,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 to $1,227,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, due primarily to the operational costs related to the Blaw-Knox acquisition.
For the quarter ended June 30, 2021, interest and dividend income, net of fees, from the investment portfolio was $306,000, as compared to $512,000 in the quarter ended June 30, 2020. The higher income in fiscal 2020 reflects the impact from a larger investment in corporate bonds and a higher average yield to maturity. The fiscal 2021 corporate investment bonds were reduced as the related investments were partially liquidated to fund the Blaw-Knox acquisition. Net realized and unrealized gains on marketable securities were $1,386,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 versus net unrealized and realized gains of $2,888,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2020. The investment gains for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 reflect a recovery in the domestic equity markets after the initial declines from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the quarter ended March 31, 2020.
The effective income tax rate for the quarters ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 was 20.0%. Net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 was $2,335,000, or $0.16 per diluted share, versus $4,322,000, or $0.29 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2020.
For the nine months ended June 30, 2021 the Company had net revenue of $65.2 million and net income of $6.2 million ($0.42 per diluted share) versus net revenue of $67.0 million and net income of $6.2 million ($0.42 per diluted share) for the nine months ended June 30, 2020.
At June 30, 2021, the Company had $122.9 million of cash and marketable securities compared to $125.1 million at September 30, 2020. Net working capital was $155.9 million at June 30, 2021. The Company had no short-term or long-term debt outstanding at June 30, 2021.
The Company’s backlog was $28.5 million at June 30, 2021 compared to $11.7 million at June 30, 2020.
John Elliott, Gencor’s CEO, stated, “We continue to see higher raw material and associated purchased goods costs, and expect these elevated prices to continue for at least the remainder of the year. Gencor’s gross margins were slightly impacted by the higher costs of goods. Revenues were modestly higher compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2020. Production and deliveries were minimally affected by COVID-19 related precautions in the quarter.
We continue to see steady demand for our equipment. Backlog of $28.5 million going into the fourth quarter is well above historic norms. All indications are that the FAST Act which expires on September 30, 2021 will be renewed with a multi-year transportation program. Also, it continues to appear that there will be additional infrastructure funding from the Federal government, which is anticipated to be approved in the second half of 2021.”
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