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GSE Systems Announces First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

May 16, 2016 | 2016


  • Revenue totaled $13.0 million, compared to $14.0 million in Q1 2015.
  • Gross profit rose 10% to $3.6 million, or 27.9% of revenue, from $3.3 million, or 23.5% of revenue, in Q1 2015.
  • EBITDA totaled $0.4 million, up from an EBITDA loss of $0.2 million in Q1 2015.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased to $0.8 million from approximately breakeven adjusted EBITDA in Q1 2015.
  • Net income equaled $0.1 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $0.5 million, or $(0.03) per diluted share, in Q1 2015.
  • Backlog expanded significantly with the sale of three full scope nuclear simulator systems in March 2016.
  • Orders rose approximately 120% to $39.8 million from $18.1 million in Q1 2015.
  • Continued to invest in resources for growth, including the appointment of Sean Fuller as Senior Vice President of Sales in March 2016.

At March 31, 2016

  • Cash and equivalents of $11.2 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, excluding $3.6 million of restricted cash.
  • Working capital of $9.8 million and current ratio of 1.5x.
  • $0 long-term debt.
  • Book to Bill of 3.0x.
  • Backlog increased 56% to $74.5 million, the highest level in company history, from $47.9 million at December 31, 2015.

Sykesville, MD – May 16, 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 first quarter (“Q1”) ended March 31, 2016.

Kyle J. Loudermilk, GSE’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to report GSE’s second consecutive quarter of positive adjusted EBITDA, operating income and net earnings, in spite of having an extraordinary charge impacting results. In Q1 2016, GSE recorded higher gross margins and lower operating expenses, reflecting our efforts to reduce costs and focus on project profitability. GSE’s backlog expanded significantly during the quarter, reaching a record $75 million at the end of March, driven by the sale of three full scope nuclear simulator systems to a longstanding client. We are optimistic that our operating performance will continue to improve over 2015 results as growth initiatives take hold and backlog converts to sales. While quarter-to-quarter variability can be expected, we expect to deliver positive adjusted EBITDA for full year 2016. We are in the process of finalizing our strategic growth plan and I remain enthusiastic about the opportunities not only in our existing businesses, but also in adjacent markets. Our strong balance sheet provides us with financial flexibility to pursue growth initiatives that we believe will drive shareholder value.”

Download this release: GVP Q1’16 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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