Q4 2014 Overview
- Revenue rose 6.9% to $13.1 million from $12.3 million in Q4 2013.
- Gross profit of $4.1 million, or 30.9% of revenue, compared to gross profit of $3.6 million, or 29.5% of revenue, in Q4 2013.
- Net loss of $0.8 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $0.2 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, in Q4 2013.
- Net loss includes $0.5 million of pre-tax charges related to restructuring and Hyperspring acquisition costs.
At December 31, 2014
- Total cash and equivalents of $13.6 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, excluding $4.2 million of restricted cash.
- Working capital of $11.5 million.
- $0 long-term debt.
- Backlog of $48.4 million, up 6% from $45.7 million at end of Q3 2014.
Sykesville, MD – March 19, 2015 – GSE Systems, Inc. (“GSE” or “the Company”) (NYSE MKT: GVP), a global energy industry performance improvement company, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter (“Q4”) and year ended December 31, 2014. Results for Q4 2014 and full year 2014 include the results of Hyperspring, LLC (“Hyperspring”) from the date of its acquisition on November 14, 2014.
With the acquisition of Hyperspring, the Company has commenced reporting selected financial results for two business segments: Staff Augmentation, which provides personnel to fulfill staff positions on a short-term basis to energy industry customers; and Performance Improvement Solutions, which provides simulation, engineering and training solutions and services to the nuclear and fossil fuel power industry and to the chemical and petrochemical industries. Hyperspring’s results are included in the Staff Augmentation segment.
Jim Eberle, Chief Executive Officer of GSE, said, “In Q4 2014, we made significant strides in positioning GSE for the future with our acquisition of Hyperspring, our investment in IntelliQlik, LLC, and the restructuring of our U.S. and Swedish operations. Hyperspring’s staff augmentation business contributed $2.3 million to our consolidated Q4 revenue and in 2015 we will be focusing on expanding Hyperspring’s U.S. nuclear customer base and diversifying into the fossil power industry. IntelliQlik continues its development of a next generation, cloud-based software platform for online learning and learning management for all energy sectors and remains on target for a launch in late 2015. We have restructured our Swedish operations due to a reduced level of simulation business in Japan post-Fukushima and in Europe with the continent’s overall economic slowdown. In 2015 our Performance Improvement Solutions business will be investing in additional business development and operations personnel for solutions aimed specifically at the chemical and petrochemical industries. Our balance sheet remains strong, with approximately $13.6 million of cash and equivalents at quarter-end and no long-term debt, providing us with flexibility to selectively pursue additional growth opportunities as they arise.”
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