Energy Services of America Releases Earnings For Fiscal 2015

02 Dec, 2015, 10:00 ET from Energy Services of America Corporation

HUNTINGTON, W.Va., Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy Services of America (the "Company") (OTCPink: ESOA), parent company of C.J. Hughes Construction Company and Nitro Electric Company, announced today revenue of $116.8 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2015. Gross margin and income from operations were $10.9 million and $4.3 million, respectively for fiscal year 2015. Net income available to common shareholders, which included estimated tax expense of $1.6 million, was $1.8 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2015. The Company projects EBITDA of $7.6 million, or $0.53 per share, and earnings per share of $0.13 on 14,239,836 common shares outstanding for fiscal year 2015. The projected backlog at September 30, 2015 was $71.3 million

Douglas Reynolds, President, commented on the announcement: "We are very pleased with our earnings for fiscal year 2015. We increased revenues and income from continuing operations before tax by $23.5 million and $2.4 million, respectively, compared to fiscal year 2014. Also, the $71.3 million backlog entering fiscal year 2016 is a $19.5 million increase over the $51.8 million backlog entering fiscal year 2015. We expect to continue building on the past three year's success in fiscal year 2016."

Below is a comparison of the Company's unaudited operating results for fiscal year 2015 compared to fiscal year 2014: 
















Twelve Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended




September 30, 2015


September 30, 2014




(Unaudited)


(Audited)













Revenue


$           116,800,046


$             93,273,139







Gross profit

10,864,205


8,511,218







Income from operations

4,279,871


2,155,609







Income from continuing operations before income taxes

3,711,522


1,360,719







Income tax expense (benefit)

1,597,332


(2,342,244)







Income from continuing operations

2,114,190


3,702,963







Dividends on preferred stock

309,000


386,250







Income from continuing operations 




   available to common shareholders

1,805,190


3,316,713







Income (loss) from discontinued operations




     net of tax expense

26,340


(54,766)













Net income available to common shareholders

$                1,831,530


$                3,261,947







Please refer to the table below that reconciles EBITDA and EBITDA per share:


Twelve Months Ended


Twelve Months Ended


September 30, 2015


September 30, 2014


(Unaudited)


(Audited)





Revenue

$         116,800,046


$           93,273,139

Cost of revenues

105,935,841


84,761,921

Gross margin

10,864,205


8,511,218

Selling and administrative expenses

6,584,334


6,355,609

Income from operations

4,279,871


2,155,609

Depreciation expense

3,291,386


3,384,504

EBITDA

$              7,571,257


$              5,540,113

Common shares outstanding

14,239,836


14,239,836

EBITDA per common share

$                        0.53


$                        0.39





Certain statements contained in the release, including without limitation statements including the words "believes," "anticipates," "intends," "expects" or words of similar import, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements of the Company expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, general economic and business conditions, changes in business strategy or development plans and other factors referenced in this release. Given these uncertainties, prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any obligation to update any such factors or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future events or developments.

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