Q3 2014 Overview
- Revenue of $7.8 million compared to $11.9 million in Q3 2013.
- Gross profit of $2.5 million, or 31.4% of revenues, compared to gross profit of $3.1 million, or 25.9% of revenues, in Q3 2013.
- Net loss of $1.9 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $1.0 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, in Q3 2013.
At September 30, 2014
- Total cash and equivalents of $16.0 million, or $0.90 per diluted share.
- Working capital of $17.0 million.
- $0 long-term debt.
- Backlog of $45.7 million, up 26.6% compared to the end of Q2 2014.
Sykesville, MD – November 17, 2014 – GSE Systems, Inc. (“GSE” or “the Company”) (NYSE MKT: GVP), a global energy services solutions provider, today announced financial results for the third quarter (“Q3”) ended September 30, 2014. The Company also announced the acquisition of Hyperspring, LLC and investment in IntelliQlik, LLC through its operating subsidiary, GSE Power Systems, Inc.
Jim Eberle, Chief Executive Officer of GSE, said, “Our Q3 2014 results reflected the completion of the Slovakia simulator project in April 2014, the completion of several large projects in 2013, and continuing delays in capital expenditures by fossil fuel companies, especially with respect to coal-fired power plants. However, we are very encouraged by our strengthening backlog, which increased by 27% from June 30, 2014 to $45.7 million at September 30, 2014. During Q3 2014, we generated $17.6 million of new business across a broad range of sectors and geographies, bringing our ninemonth year-to-date order total to $33.5 million. These newly-awarded Q3 2014 projects will contribute to our results starting in Q4 2014 and continuing through 2015. Our balance sheet remains strong, with approximately $16 million of cash and equivalents at quarter-end and no long-term debt. We believe that we are well positioned for a resumption in growth, especially as industry capital expenditure programs return to more normalized levels.”
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