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GSE Systems Announces 2015 Third Quarter Financial Results

Nov 12, 2015 | 2015, News


  • Revenue increased 91% to $15.0 million from $7.8 million in Q3 2014, reflecting $5.1 million of incremental revenue from Hyperspring, LLC and a $2.1 million increase in Performance Improvement Solutions revenue, a 27% increase over Q3 2014.
  • Implemented a company-wide restructuring program that is expected to deliver permanent annual cash savings of nearly $5 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $162,000, the Company’s first positive quarterly adjusted EBITDA figure since Q4 2013.
  • Operating loss totaled $3.4 million, including a write-down of capitalized software development costs totaling $1.5 million and restructuring charges totaling $1.6 million, compared to an operating loss of $1.9 million in Q3 2014, including restructuring charges of $0.3 million.
  • Excluding the write-down of capitalized software development costs and restructuring charges, adjusted operating loss was $0.3 million, compared to an adjusted operating loss of $1.7 million in Q3 2014.
  • Net loss was $3.6 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $1.9 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, in Q3 2014.

At September 30, 2015

  • Total cash and equivalents of $16.4 million, or $0.91 per diluted share, including $3.5 million of restricted cash.
  • Working capital of $8.3 million and current ratio of 1.4x.
  • $0 long-term debt.
  • Backlog of $47.5 million, compared to $48.4 million at December 31, 2014.

Sykesville, MD – November 12, 2015 – GSE Systems, Inc. (“GSE” or “the Company”) (NYSE MKT: GVP), the global energy industry performance improvement company, today announced financial results for the third quarter (“Q3”) ended September 30, 2015. Results for Q3 2015 include the results of Hyperspring, LLC (“Hyperspring”), which was acquired on November 14, 2014.

Kyle J. Loudermilk, President and Chief Executive Officer of GSE, said, “We have made considerable progress in the first three months since I joined GSE. During Q3 2015, we initiated a comprehensive review of our global operations and implemented a company-wide restructuring program that is expected to deliver permanent annual cash savings of nearly $5 million. With a streamlined cost structure and operating efficiencies in place, we’ve addressed the first step of our strategic plan, and have positioned GSE for a return to profitability in the quarters to come. In Q3 2015, we recorded adjusted EBITDA of $162,000, our first positive quarterly adjusted EBITDA figure since Q4 2013.”

Mr. Loudermilk continued, “Our quarter-end backlog remained strong at $47.5 million, reflecting our team’s commitment to providing high-quality solutions to our blue-chip client base. During the quarter, our Hyperspring subsidiary received a significant three-year contract, with a total value of up to $35 million, for the continuation of nuclear operations support services to a longstanding, valued customer. Since September 1, we have been awarded multiple contracts with an aggregate value of over $4.6 million, covering nuclear, fossil, and oil and gas projects primarily in Asia and North America. I am optimistic about the business opportunities in front of us, not only in our Performance Improvement Solutions and Nuclear Industry Training and Consulting segments, but also in adjacent markets. Under the next phase of our strategic plan, we expect to take actions to reinvigorate the growth of GSE’s businesses, including enhancing our senior leadership team. We also expect to add new elements to our growth platform over time, 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, and enhance shareholder value.”

Download this release: GVP Q3’15 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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