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Graham Corp Reports Operating Results (10-Q)
Posted by: gurufocus (IP Logged)
Date: October 31, 2012 07:02AM

Graham Corp (GHM) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2012-09-30. Graham Corporation has a market cap of $184.6 million; its shares were traded at around $18.5 with a P/E ratio of 26.4 and P/S ratio of 1.8. The dividend yield of Graham Corporation stocks is 0.4%. Graham Corporation had an annual average earning growth of 3.5% over the past 5 years.



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Sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 were $25,902, a 23% decrease as compared with sales of $33,595 for the second quarter of fiscal 2012. The decrease in the current quarter’s sales was driven by lower pricing and volume of projects converted for the refining market. The second quarter of fiscal 2012 had a large Mideast project convert, which was won with previous market peak pricing. International sales year-over-year decreased $5,164, or 33%, driven by lower sales in Asia, the Middle East and Canada. Domestic sales decreased $2,529, or 14%, in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 compared with the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Sales in the three months ended September 30, 2012 were 22% to the refining industry, 32% to the chemical and petrochemical industries, 26% to the power industry, including the nuclear market and 20% to other commercial and industrial applications. Sales in the three months ended September 30, 2011 were 36% to the refining industry, 12% to the chemical and petrochemical industries, 31% to the power industry, including the nuclear market and 21% to other commercial and industrial applications. Fluctuations in sales among markets, products and geographic locations can vary measurably from quarter-to-quarter based on timing and magnitude of projects. See “Fiscal 2013 and Near Term Market Conditions” above. For additional information on future sales and our markets, see “Orders and Backlog” below.

Sales for the first six months of fiscal 2013 were $48,435, a decrease of 17% compared with sales of $58,607 for the first six months of fiscal 2012. The decrease in year-to-date sales was primarily due to lower international sales, pricing and volume. International sales accounted for 42% and 50% of total sales for the first six months of fiscal 2013 and fiscal 2012, respectively. International sales year-over-year decreased $9,015, or 30%. In the first six months of fiscal 2012, the production of a large refinery project in the Middle East provided strong sales to that region. The decrease in sales to the Middle East was $7,318. The remaining sales decrease came from Asia and South America, partly offset by increased sales to Central America. Domestic sales decreased $1,157, or 4%, in the six months ended September 30, 2012 compared with the six months ended September 30, 2011. Sales in the first six months of fiscal 2013 were 23% to the refining industry, 29% to the chemical and petrochemical industries, 24% to the power industry, including the nuclear market and 24% to other commercial and industrial applications. Sales in the first six months of fiscal 2012 were 42% to the refining industry, 12% to the chemical and petrochemical industries, 27% to the power industry, including the nuclear market and 19% to other commercial and industrial applications.

Our gross profit margin for the first six months of fiscal 2013 was 29% compared with 36% for the first six months of fiscal 2012. Gross profit dollars for the first six months of fiscal 2013 decreased 33% to $14,149, compared with the same period in fiscal 2012, which had gross profit of $20,997. As with the most recent three-month period, lower organic volume and facility utilization, as well as conversion of certain refining projects in the first six months of fiscal 2013 adversely impacted the gross profit level.

Backlog was $91,784 at September 30, 2012, compared with $94,934 at March 31, 2012, a decrease of 3%. Backlog is defined as the total dollar value of orders received for which revenue has not yet been recognized. All orders in backlog represent orders from our traditional markets in established product lines. Approximately 75% to 85% of orders currently in backlog are expected to be converted to sales within the next twelve months. This is lower than our historical conversion rate, which is approximately 85% to 90% over an upcoming 12-month period. The difference in our current backlog is due to the inclusion of the carrier project for the U.S. Navy and two orders for new U.S. nuclear plants. These projects have multi-year conversion cycles and significant stops and starts during the manufacturing process.

We expect gross profit margin in fiscal 2013 to be in the 29% to 31% range. Gross margin in the first half of fiscal 2013 was 29%. Our expected margin range is comparable with fiscal 2012 gross margin of 32%, which included some higher margin projects, especially in the first two quarters. In fiscal 2012, gross margin was 36% and 26% in the first and second halves of the year, respectively. We expect gross margins in the second half of fiscal 2013 to be at or slightly higher than the first half of fiscal 2013. While we still have a few lower margin projects in our backlog, which were won during the market downturn, the overall margin within our backlog has improved over the past few quarters. Nonetheless, we are experiencing a general shift in business toward international markets, where margins are generally lower than domestic project margins. Moreover, we are investing in operations and engineering personnel to prepare for current and future growth opportunities.

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