HY15 Financial Results

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GR Engineering Maintains Strong Earnings, Increases Interim Dividend

HY15 Headline Results

  • Sales revenues $98.2 million (HY14 $49.7 million) 97.6% increase
  • EBITDA $9.9 million (HY14 $7.8 million) 26.9% increase
  • PBT $8.3 million (HY14 $8.0 million) 3.8% increase
  • NPAT $6.5 million (HY14 $7.3 million) 11.0% increase
  • Cash flow from operations $19.8 million (HY14 $16.4 million) 20.7% increase
  • Interim dividend of 4.5cps (fully franked) (HY14 3cps franked to 40%) 50% increase
  • HY15 net cash of $50.4 million (HY14 $45.0 million1) 12.0% increase

GR Engineering Services Limited (ASX:GNG) (GR Engineering or Company) today announced its financial results for the half year ended 31 December 2014 (HY15).

GR Engineering reported HY15 sales revenue of $98.2 million (HY14 $49.7 million), EBITDA of $9.9 million (HY14 $7.8 million) and PBT of $8.3 million). These results reflect the continued achievement of strong operational performance and financial results. 

During HY15, GR Engineering generated cash flow from operations of $19.8 million (HY14 $16.4 million) and as at 31 December 2014 held net cash and net receivables of $64.0 million2

Improvement in EBITDA over the prior corresponding period was attributable to stronger revenues, including a $15.4 million contributing for the half from Upstream Production Solutions. Continued focus on cost control also enhanced profitability in HY15.

Commenting on the HY15 financial results, GR Engineering's Managing Director, Mr Geoff Jones said:

"During HY15, we have focused on operational performance and strong safety outcomes across the group which we have been able to achieve whilst generating strong financial results.

Against a competitive backdrop for resource service providers, GR Engineering secured additional contracts in HY15, notably with the award of the $54.6 million EPC contract for the design and construction of the Keysbrook Mineral Sands Project and circa $10 million3 Wetar Copper Expansion Project EPCM contract. Together with work on hand, the award of these contracts has given the Company good earnings visibility for the balance of FY15 and into FY16.

HY15 also saw the first full half contribution to consolidate results by Upstream Projection Solutions which we are pleased to confirm has delivered operational and financial results consistent with expectations."

A summary of the HY15 financial results follow:

    HY15 HY14
Revenue from operations $m 98.2 49.7
EBITDA $m 9.9 7.8
PBT $m 8.3 8.0
Tax $m 1.8 0.7
NPAT $m 6.5 7.3
Basic EPS cps 4.3 4.9
Net operating cashflow $m 19.8 16.4
    HY15 HY14
Net Cash4 $m 50.4 45.0
Total Equity $m 48.5 44.7


Strategy and Outlook

GR Engineering remains focused on its strategy of growth through geographical expansion, commodity diversification and the identification of suitable acquisitions. 

GR Engineering remains alert to contract opportunities in Australia and abroad and will strive to continue to increase market share in a disciplined manner. This will be achieved through the promotion of its technical expertise and reputation for successful project delivery, as well as by leveraging off its financial position. 

Based on expected contributions from the Hemerdon Tungsten/Tin Project, Greater Paraburdoo Moisture Reduction Project, Keysbrook Mineral Sands Project and Wetar Copper Expansion Project, the Company has reliable visibility fo th remainder of FY15 and expects revenue in 2H15 to be consistent with revenue generated in HY15. 

Balance Sheet

As at 31 December 2014, GR Engineering has net cash of $50.4 million, with $51.3 million in cash deposits5


The Company's Board has declared an interim dividend of 4.5 cents per share (fully franked), with a record date of 18 March 2015 and payable on 30 March 2015.

Further Information

Please refer to GR Engineering's HY15 Reviewed Financial Report for further information. 

Media Release

Half Yearly Report and Accounts

1Including cash held to secure contingent liabilities under the Company's bonding facility
2Net cash plus trade receivables less trade payables
3Based on an exchange rate of US$1.00: A$0.78
4Including cash held to secure contingent liabilities under the Company's bonding facilities 
5Including cash held to secure contingent liabilities under the Company's bonding facilities. 


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