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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On June 8, 2021, Argan, Inc. ("Argan”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three months ended April 30, 2021. A copy of Argan’s press release is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: June 8, 2021
David H. Watson
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary
Argan, Inc. Reports First Quarter Results
June 8, 2021 – ROCKVILLE, MD – Argan, Inc. (NYSE: AGX) ("Argan” or the "Company”) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended April 30, 2021. For additional information, please read the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which the Company intends to file today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC”). The Quarterly Report can be retrieved from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or from the Company’s website at www.arganinc.com.
Summary Information (dollars in thousands, except per share data)
For the Quarter Ended:
Gross margin %
Net income (loss) attributable to the stockholders of the Company
Diluted per share
EBITDA attributable to the stockholders of the Company
Diluted per share
Cash dividends per share
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments
Net liquidity (1)
Net liquidity, or working capital, is defined as total current assets less total current liabilities.
The amount of remaining unsatisfied performance obligations ("RUPO”) represents the project backlog related to active contracts with customers, as determined under revenue recognition rules.
"We are continuing the momentum from Fiscal 2021 into the first quarter of Fiscal 2022 with our third consecutive quarter of earnings per share equal to or in excess of $0.60,” Rainer Bosselmann, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Argan, said. "All of our business segments continue to rebound from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and produce increasing revenues and profit quarter over quarter. In addition, we were pleased to announce in May the award and start of an EPC services contract to build one of the largest solar power plants in Pennsylvania, which complements our core gas-fired power plant business, where we are executing on the Guernsey Power Station, which is the largest single-phase gas-fired power plant construction project in the US.”
Consolidated revenues for the quarter ended April 30, 2021 were $126.3 million, which represented an increase of $66.2 million, or 110.1%, from consolidated revenues of $60.1 million reported for the three
months ended April 30, 2020. The increase was primarily due to increasing revenues at Gemma Power Systems ("GPS”) associated with the construction of the Guernsey Power Station. Additionally, the industrial services business segment reported revenues of $26.7 million for the three months ended April 30, 2021, which represented an increase of $16.9 million, or 173.6%, from revenues of $9.7 million reported for the three months ended April 30, 2020.
Consolidated gross profit for the three-month period ended April 30, 2021 was $23.7 million, or 18.8% of the corresponding consolidated revenues, which reflected primarily the favorable impacts of the higher amount of consolidated revenues and positive contributions from all three reportable business segments. For the three-month period ended April 30, 2020, the consolidated gross profit was $4.0 million, which represented approximately 6.7% of the corresponding amount of consolidated revenues and reflected $2.7 million of subcontract loss incurred by Atlantic Projects Company ("APC”) related to the TeesREP project, for which APC has recently completed activities.
Selling, general and administrative expenses for the three months ended April 30, 2021 and 2020 were $9.9 million, or 7.8% of corresponding consolidated revenues, and $10.3 million, or 17.2% of corresponding consolidated revenues, respectively.
Due primarily to the consolidated pre-tax book income reported for the three-month period ended April 30, 2021 in the amount of $14.5 million, we reported income tax expense in the amount of $3.8 million for the period. For the three months ended April 30, 2020, we recorded an income tax benefit of $4.5 million which amount included primarily $4.2 million of carryback benefit related to the net operating loss incurred by us for the year ended January 31, 2020.
For the three months ended April 30, 2021, our improved overall operating performance resulted in net income attributable to our stockholders in the amount of $10.8 million, or $0.67 per diluted share. Last year, despite the favorable effect of the net operating loss carryback benefit, we reported a net loss attributable to our stockholders in the amount of $0.8 million, or $0.05 per dilutive share.
As of April 30, 2021, cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $467 million and net liquidity was $276 million; furthermore, the Company had no debt. The Company’s consolidated amount of RUPO was approximately $0.5 billion as of April 30, 2021.
In May 2021, we announced that GPS entered into an engineering, procurement and construction services contract with an affiliate of Competitive Power Ventures, Inc., to construct the 100 MW Maple Hill Solar facility in Pennsylvania. GPS also received Notice to Proceed with project activities immediately. The project will be added to the Company’s RUPO in the second quarter and completion is scheduled to occur during the second half of 2022.
About Argan, Inc.
Argan’s primary business is providing a full range of services to the power industry, including the renewable energy sector. Argan’s service offerings focus on the engineering, procurement and construction of natural gas-fired power plants and renewable energy facilities, along with related commissioning, operations management, maintenance, project development and consulting services, through its Gemma Power Systems and Atlantic Projects Company operations. Argan also owns The Roberts Company, which is a fully integrated fabrication, construction and industrial plant services company, and SMC Infrastructure Solutions, which provides telecommunications infrastructure services.
Certain matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Reference is hereby made to the cautionary statements made by the Company with respect to risk factors set forth in its most recent reports on Form 10-K, Forms 10-Q and other SEC filings. The Company’s future financial performance is subject to risks and uncertainties including but not limited to the successful addition of new contracts to project backlog, the receipt of corresponding notices to proceed with contract activities and the Company’s ability to successfully complete the projects that it obtains. The Company has several signed EPC contracts that have not started and may not start as forecasted due to market and other circumstances beyond its control. Actual results and the timing of certain events could differ materially from those projected in or contemplated by the forward-looking statements due to the risk factors highlighted above and described regularly in the Company’s SEC filings.
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ARGAN, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
Cost of revenues
Selling, general and administrative expenses
INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS
Other income, net
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES
Income tax (expense) benefit
NET INCOME (LOSS)
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE STOCKHOLDERS OF ARGAN, INC.
Foreign currency translation adjustments
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE STOCKHOLDERS OF ARGAN, INC.
NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE STOCKHOLDERS OF ARGAN, INC.
WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING
CASH DIVIDENDS PER SHARE
ARGAN, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
Cash and cash equivalents
Accounts receivable, net
Other current assets
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS
Property, plant and equipment, net
Other purchased intangible assets, net
Right-of-use and other assets
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES
Other noncurrent liabilities
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Preferred stock, par value $0.10 per share – 500,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding
Common stock, par value $0.15 per share – 30,000,000 shares authorized; 15,772,673 and 15,706,202 shares issued at April 30, 2021 and January 31, 2021 respectively; 15,769,440 and 15,702,969 shares outstanding at April 30, 2021 and January 31, 2021, respectively
Additional paid-in capital
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
ARGAN, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliations to EBITDA
Three Months Ended
Net income (loss), as reported
Income tax expense (benefit)
Amortization of purchased intangible assets
EBITDA of non-controlling interests
EBITDA attributable to the stockholders of Argan, Inc.