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GSE Systems Announces 2015 Fourth Quarter Financial Results

Mar 15, 2016 | 2016


  • Revenue increased by 12% to $14.2 million from $12.7 million in Q4 2014.  Gross profit rose by 29% to $4.5 million, or 31.4% of revenue, from $3.5 million, or 27.3% of revenue, in Q4 2014.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses declined by 27%, a $1.2 million improvement from Q4 2014.
  • Operating income totaled $1.0 million, a significant turnaround compared to an operating loss of $1.5 million in Q4 2014 and GSE’s first quarter of positive operating income since Q3 2012.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased to $1.5 million, versus an adjusted EBITDA loss of $0.7 million in Q4 2014.
  • Net income equaled $0.9 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $1.4 million, or $(0.08) per diluted share, in Q4 2014.
  • Company-wide cost-reduction program largely implemented; continued to invest in resources for growth, including the appointment of Dr. Bahram Meyssami as Chief Technology Officer in December 2015.

At December 31, 2015

  • Cash and equivalents of $14.6 million, or $0.82 per diluted share, including $3.6 million of restricted cash.
  • Working capital of $8.7 million and current ratio of 1.4x.
  • $0 long-term debt.
  • Backlog of $47.9 million as of December 31, 2015, compared to $49.7 million at December 31, 2014.

Sykesville, MD – March 15, 2016 – GSE Systems, Inc. (“GSE” or “the Company”) (NYSE MKT: GVP), the world leader in real-time high-fidelity simulation systems and training solutions to the power and process industries, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter (“Q4”) ended December 31, 2015.

Kyle J. Loudermilk, GSE’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We concluded 2015 on a very strong note, recording GSE’s first quarter of positive operating income and net earnings since the third quarter of 2012. Our Q4 2015 financial results directly reflect our team’s efforts to reduce costs, improve business processes and enhance productivity levels across the entire company. We have made significant progress executing our turnaround plan, yet still have more to do to create a best in class technology enabled software and service company focused on primarily the global nuclear power industry.”

Mr. Loudermilk continued, “Now that we have an appropriate, streamlined cost structure in place, and have staffed most of our critical senior leadership positions, our focus turns to the next phase of our strategic plan: reinvigorating GSE’s growth. As we move forward, we are optimistic that we will continue to add critical hires where needed to affect our growth, including growing our backlog. I remain optimistic about the business opportunities in front of us, not only in our existing businesses, but also in adjacent markets. In 2016 we expect to provide additional details on new elements of our growth strategy, including initiatives that support a more diversified, recurring revenue base. I am confident that as we continue to successfully execute our strategy, we will increase cash flow, improve GSE’s strong balance sheet, grow our backlog, and enhance shareholder value.”

Download this release: GVP Q4’15 Financial Results

About GSE Systems, Inc.

GSE Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of professional and technical engineering, staffing services, and simulation software to clients in the power and process industries.  GSE’s products and services are tailored to help customers achieve performance excellence in design, training, compliance, and operations.  The Company has over four decades of experience, more than 1,100 installations, and hundreds of customers in over 50 countries spanning the globe.  GSE Systems is headquartered in Sykesville (Baltimore), Maryland, with offices in Columbia, Maryland, Navarre, Florida, Montrose, Colorado, and Beijing, China.  Information about GSE Systems is available at

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