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GSE Systems announces first quarter 2017 financial results

May 30, 2017 | 2017

Sykesville, MD – May 15, 2017 – 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, 2017.


  • Revenue increased 25.9% to $16.3 million from $13.0 million in Q1 2016, the highest quarterly revenue in over 10 years.
  • Gross profit rose 13.7% to $4.1 million from $3.6 million in Q1 2016.
  • Net loss totaled $0.3 million, or $(0.01) per diluted share, compared to net income of $0.1 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, in Q1 2016.
  • Adjusted net income1 equaled $0.6 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to $0.5 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, in Q1 2016; sixth straight quarter of positive adjusted net income.
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 totaled $0.8 million in both Q1 2017 and Q1 2016.
  • New orders topped $19.8 million, the second-highest quarterly total in 7 years.
  • Cash flow from operations exceeded $1.3 million compared to $1.6 million in Q1 2016.

At March 31, 2017

  • Cash and equivalents of $22.8 million, including $1.1 million of restricted cash, compared to $22.9 million, including $1.1 million of restricted cash, at December 31, 2016.
  • Working capital of $14.0 million and current ratio of 1.5x.
  • No outstanding long-term debt.
  • Backlog of $79.6 million, compared to $73.2 million at December 31, 2016.

1Refer to the non-GAAP reconciliation tables at the end of this press release for a definition of “adjusted EBITDA” and “adjusted net income”.

Kyle J. Loudermilk, GSE’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “In Q1 2017, GSE achieved 26% year-overyear revenue growth, driven by particularly strong demand for our Nuclear Industry Training and Consulting staffing services and the advancement of three major nuclear simulation projects in our Performance Improvement Solutions division. Our Nuclear Industry Training and Consulting segment achieved record quarterly orders, revenue, and gross profit, while ending Q1 2017 with its highest backlog ever. Our reinvigorated sales team generated total new orders exceeding $19.8 million this quarter and, as we execute on our near-record backlog, we believe GSE is well positioned for revenue growth in 2017. Armed with $22.8 million in cash at the end of Q1 2017, we are seeking and carefully evaluating select inorganic opportunities that can enhance our growth trajectory, enhance organic growth opportunities, and in-turn create additional shareholder value.”

Download this release: GVP 1Q’17 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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