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Granite Construction Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K)

February 23, 2012 | About:
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Granite Construction Inc. (GVA) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2011-12-31.

Granite Constru has a market cap of $1.05 billion; its shares were traded at around $28.87 with a P/E ratio of 19.8 and P/S ratio of 0.6. The dividend yield of Granite Constru stocks is 1.9%.

Highlight of Business Operations:

Large Project Construction: Revenue from our Large Project Construction segment was $725.0 million and $584.4 million (36.1% and 33.1% of our total revenue) in 2011 and 2010, respectively. The Large Project Construction segment focuses on large, complex infrastructure projects which typically have a longer duration than our Construction segment work. These projects include major highways, mass transit facilities, bridges, tunnels, waterway locks and dams, pipelines, canals and airport infrastructure. This segment primarily includes bid-build, design-build and construction management/general contractor contracts, generally with contract values in excess of $75 million.

Construction Materials: Revenue from our Construction Materials segment was $220.6 million and $222.1 million (11.0% and 12.6% of our total revenue) in 2011 and 2010, respectively. The Construction Materials segment mines and processes aggregates and operates plants that produce construction materials for internal use and for sale to third parties. We have significant aggregate reserves that we have acquired by ownership in fee or through long-term leases. Aggregate products used in our construction projects represented approximately 46.0% of our tons sold during 2011 and ranged from 37.5% to 50.2% over the last five years. The remainder is sold to third parties.

During the year ended December 31, 2011, our largest volume customer was the California Department of Transportation (“Caltrans”). Revenue recognized from contracts with Caltrans represented 13.2% of our total revenue, 23.1% of our Construction revenue and 3.3% of our Large Project Construction revenue in 2011. During the year ended December 31, 2010, our largest volume customer was the Maryland State Highway Administration (“MD SHA”). Revenue recognized from contracts with MD SHA represented 10.3% of our total revenue and 31.0% of our Large Project Construction revenue in 2010. During the year ended 2009, our largest volume customer was Caltrans. Revenue recognized from contracts with Caltrans represented 11.9% of our total revenue, 19.0% of our Construction revenue and 2.6% of our Large Project Construction revenue in 2009. Public sector revenue in California represented 27.0%, 23.2% and 25.0% of our total revenue in 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively.

Large Project Construction gross profit in 2010 decreased to $67.3 million, or 11.5% of segment revenue, from $120.1 million, or 19.9% of segment revenue, in 2009. The decrease was due to a change in the positive impact of revisions in estimates from $65.0 million during 2009 to $6.0 million during 2010. See Note 2 of “Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements” for additional information on these revisions in estimates. During 2010, $143.0 million of revenue was recognized on projects which have not yet reached the profit recognition threshold compared to $63.0 million in 2009.

Other Income: Interest expense decreased $6.0 million, or 38.2%, compared to 2009 primarily due to a decrease in federal and state look back interest expense of $5.1 million. Look back interest is the interest due or receivable on income tax related to revisions in estimated profitability on long-term construction projects. The change in equity in income (loss) of affiliates during 2010 was primarily due to decreases in income earned on our investment in an entity that owns and operates an asphalt terminal in Nevada resulting from the economic downturn. Other income, net during 2010 consisted primarily of $2.9 million of previously deferred income related to the sale of an investment in an affiliate in 2008. Other income, net during 2009 consisted primarily of a gain of approximately $10.2 million related to the sale of gold, a by-product of one of our aggregate extraction operations, and a gain of approximately $2.2 million on assets held in a Rabbi Trust related to our Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plan.

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