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SJW Corp. Announces Second Quarter Financial Results
Posted by: gurufocus (IP Logged)
Date: July 29, 2009 08:02PM
Press Release: SJW Corp. Announces Second Quarter Financial Results
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SJW Corp. (NYSE:SJW) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009. Operating revenue was $58.2 million versus $60.1 million for the same period in 2008. The decrease of $1.9 million primarily reflects a decrease of $4.6 million resulting from declining customer water usage, as well as $849,000 lower revenue from real estate operations due to a tenant vacancy in the real estate portfolio. The revenue decreases were partially offset by cumulative rate increases of $3.5 million and revenue from new customers of $58,000.
Net income was $4.4 million for the second quarter. Diluted earnings per common share were $0.23, compared to $0.34 per share for the second quarter in 2008.
Water production costs for the second quarter of 2009 were $23.9 million versus $25.6 million for the same period in 2008. The decrease of $1.7 million was primarily attributable to lower customer demand of $2.8 million and $744,000 in savings due to greater surface water supply, offset by $1.8 million in higher per unit costs for purchased water and groundwater extraction charges.
Non-water production costs for the second quarter of 2009 were $23.3 million versus $20.6 million for the same period in 2008, an increase of $2.7 million. This was attributable to increases of $1.2 million in administrative and general expenses, $751,000 in taxes other than income taxes, $478,000 in other operating expense and $198,000 in other expenses. Income tax expense decreased $1.3 million in the second quarter to $3.0 million in 2009 from $4.3 million in 2008 as a result of lower pre-tax income.
Year-to-date operating revenue decreased by $3.1 million to $98.2 million from $101.3 million in the first six months of 2008. The decrease was attributable to $7.5 million in lower customer water usage and $1.2 million lower revenue from real estate operations, partially offset by $5.5 million in cumulative rate increases and $125,000 from new customers.
Year-to-date net income was $4.5 million, compared to $9.0 million in 2008. Earnings per basic and diluted share respectively were $0.25 and $0.24 in the first six months of 2009, compared to $0.49 and $0.48 per basic and diluted share respectively for the same period in 2008.
Year-to-date water production costs decreased to $37.5 million from $39.1 million in 2008. The $1.6 million decrease was primarily attributable to lower customer demand of $4.0 million and savings due to greater surface water supply of $191,000, offset by higher per unit costs for purchased water and groundwater extraction charges of $2.6 million. Non-water production costs increased $5.3 million to $46.1 million from $40.8 million. Components of the increase included $2.5 million in administrative and general expenses, $1.5 million in taxes other than income taxes, $772,000 in other operating expenses, $742,000 in depreciation expense, partially offset by a decrease of $184,000 in maintenance expenses. Income tax expense decreased $3.0 million year-to-date due to lower pre-tax income.
The Directors of SJW Corp. today declared a quarterly dividend on common stock of $0.165 per share. The dividend is payable on September 1, 2009 to shareholders of record on August 10, 2009.
SJW Corp. is a publicly traded holding company headquartered in San Jose, California. SJW Corp. is the parent company of San Jose Water Company, SJWTX, Inc. and SJW Land Company. Together, San Jose Water Company and SJWTX, Inc. provide regulated and nonregulated water service to more than one million people in San Jose, California and nearby communities and in Canyon Lake, Texas and nearby communities. SJW Land Company owns and operates commercial buildings, has a majority interest in a real estate partnership, and has properties in the states of California, Florida, Connecticut, Texas, Arizona and Tennessee.
This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements including but not limited to statements relating to SJW Corp.\'s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of SJW Corp. to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The results for a quarter are not indicative of results for a full year due to seasonality. Certain factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to materially differ are described in SJW Corp.\'s most recent reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. SJW Corp. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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