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GSE Systems Announces Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Nov 14, 2016 | 2016


  • Revenue totaled $14.4 million, compared to $14.8 million in Q3 2015.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased 20% to $3.0 million, or 21% of revenue, from $3.8 million, or 26% of revenue, in Q3 2015.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased to approximately $605,000 from approximately $75,000 in Q3 2015.
  • Operating income rose to $0.4 million, which included restructuring charges of approximately $85,000, from an operating loss of $3.6 million, which included including restructuring charges of $1.6 million and write-down of capitalized software development costs of $1.5 million, in Q3 2015.
  • Net income grew to $0.2 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $3.8 million, or $(0.21) per diluted share, in Q3 2015.
  • Adjusted net income, excluding the impact of gain/loss from the change in fair value of contingent consideration, restructuring charges, stock-based compensation expense and consulting support for finance restructuring, increased to $0.4 million, or $0.02 per basic and diluted share, from an adjusted net loss of $1.7 million, or $(0.10) per basic and diluted share, in Q3 2015.
  • New orders more than doubled to $13.8 million from $5.3 million in Q3 2015, driven by two international projects to modernize nuclear simulators in the UK and Japan.

At September 30, 2016

  • Cash and equivalents of $17.4 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, including $3.3 million of restricted cash.
  • Working capital of $11.9 million and current ratio of 1.5x.
  • $0 long-term debt.
  • Backlog totaled $69.3 million, up 45% compared to year-end 2015 backlog of $47.9 million.
  • Year-to-date cash flow from operations increased 197% year over year to $3.9 million.

SYKESVILLE, MD – November 14, 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 third quarter (“Q3”) ended September 30, 2016.

Kyle J. Loudermilk, GSE’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to report GSE’s fifth consecutive quarter of positive adjusted EBITDA, which grew significantly on a year over year basis in Q3 2016, driven by our efforts to increase our backlog, reduce costs and streamline operations.  This quarter we continued to win important new projects, including two contracts to modernize nuclear simulators in the UK and Japan, which demonstrate the global strength of our innovative simulation solutions.  Our backlog remains strong, we have enhanced our leadership team and Board, and we are actively pursuing exciting organic and inorganic growth opportunities.  We are focused on generating positive revenue growth in 2017 while continuing to generate strong cash flow and improved profitability. Our increasingly strong balance sheet and operational performance put us in a great position to affect our growth strategy.”

Download this release: GVP Q3’16 CCNotice

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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