|By Marketwired .||
|May 15, 2014 04:00 PM EDT||
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/15/14 -- Gemini Corporation (TSX VENTURE: GKX) announces its first quarter financial results for the period ended March 31, 2014.
Revenue in the first quarter of 2014 totalled $28,218,000, which was a 63% increase from the $17,350,000 achieved in the first quarter of 2013. As is typical of the first quarter of the year in the oil and gas industry, the availability of project work was constrained. Notwithstanding the seasonal factors, the Corporation was able to secure projects that provided sufficient workload to retain its core staff, but at lower margins due to the highly price competitive environment. Client forecasts continue to indicate that activity levels should improve in the second quarter and return to normal in the second half of the year, which is expected to alleviate the temporary margin compression.
First quarter gross profit for 2014 was $3,680,000 compared to $2,443,000 in the same period last year. Margins were constrained in the Field Solutions segment due to the current price competitive environment, but are expected to average out for the year at historic levels. In addition, utilization rates for the Engineered Solutions segment were somewhat lower than those achieved in the last half of 2013, which had a dampening effect on gross profit.
The Corporation's 2014 first quarter net loss attributable to shareholders was $171,000 (0.3 cents per share) compared to a net loss of $370,000 (0.7 cents per share) in the same period last year.
"It was a challenging start to 2014 as a result of the competitive price environment and certain delays in work being issued from our key clients," stated Doug Lautermilch, Gemini's President and CEO. "Our prospects for the balance of this year are encouraging and we are looking forward to improving upon the overall performance we achieved in 2013."
About Gemini Corporation
Gemini Corporation is a professional services firm that designs, builds and maintains energy and industrial facilities. Founded in 1982, Gemini combines its engineering and field service capabilities to increase project efficiency and provide a single point of accountability. The Corporation's principal target markets are in-situ heavy oil, midstream, oil and gas production, and oil and gas processing facilities.
Shares of Gemini trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "GKX". For more information about the Corporation and its services, go to www.geminicorp.ca.
Gemini's 2014 first-quarter report will be filed with SEDAR at http://www.sedar.com by May 16, 2014.
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS Three Months Ended (Unaudited) Operating Highlights ($'000) March 31, March 31, 2014 2013 Revenue $ 28,218 $ 17,350 Gross profit 3,680 2,443 Income (loss) from operating activities (129) (437) Net income (loss) attributable to shareholders $ (171) $ (370) Earnings per share (basic & diluted) $ (0.003) $ (0.007) Financial Position Highlights ($'000) March 31, December 31, 2014 2013 Working capital $ 14,434 $ 14,489 Total assets 40,160 41,823 Shareholders' equity 21,800 21,602
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