HOUSTON, Aug. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. ("Gulf Island" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:GIFI) today reported net income of $0.5 million ($0.04 per share) on revenue of $54.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, compared to a net loss of $10.9 million ($0.73 loss per share) on revenue of $45.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017, and a net loss of $5.3 million ($0.35 loss per share) on revenue of $57.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.

Kirk Meche, the Company's CEO and President, commented, "The improved results for the second quarter of 2018 include another strong performance from our Services Division which contributed $3.6 million in gross profit for the quarter as well as other income of $7.1 million from the sale of our Texas South Yard and settlement of our Hurricane Harvey claim.

As stated in prior earnings calls, we are focused on managing our balance sheet and building contract backlog in new markets. During the second quarter, we achieved three significant milestones with the final completion and delivery of four petrochemical modules, the sale of our Texas South Yard for net cash proceeds of $53.5 million and successful additions to our Shipyard backlog. On June 6, 2018, one of our customers exercised their option for newbuild construction for a second marine offshore research vessel in the amount of $67.6 million. As of today, our backlog is the largest it has been in four years.

We continue to market for sale our Texas North Yard, and we are in negotiations with one potential buyer and continue discussions with a number of other interested parties. We hope to have a contract for the sale of this property in the near future."

The Company's revenue backlog is $347.6 million as of August 8, 2018, including project deliveries through 2022, and has increased since March 31, 2018, due to the new awards within our Shipyard Division discussed above. Our revenue backlog includes approximately $30.2 million subject to a contract termination dispute with a customer for contracts to build two MPSVs. Pending resolution of the dispute, all work has been stopped and the vessels and associated equipment and material are in our care and custody at our shipyard in Houma, Louisiana. Revenue backlog excludes options on contracts of $562.7 million which include deliveries through 2025 should all options be exercised. The Company remains focused on adding profitable backlog to balance our portfolio of projects, executing our existing projects and managing our costs.

June 30, December Condensed Balance Sheet Information 2018 31, 2017 -------- ------- (in thousands) Cash and cash equivalents $ 32,004 $ 8,983 Held-to-maturity, short-term investments 7,481 — Insurance receivable 7,197 — Total current assets 168,792 179,164 Property, plant and equipment, net 81,819 88,899 Total assets 256,689 270,840 Total current liabilities 36,119 48,665 Total shareholders’ equity 215,390 219,493

Three Months Ended Condensed Cash Flow Information June 30, March 31, 2018 2018 ----------- ----------- Net cash used in operating activities $ (12,331 ) $ (14,096 ) Net cash provided by investing activities 47,843 2,403 Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (10,000 ) 9,202

Our balance sheet position at June 30, 2018, was $32.0 million in cash and cash equivalents on hand, no debt, and working capital of $132.7 million which also includes $7.5 million of held-to-maturity, short-term investments and $43.8 million in assets held for sale, primarily related to our remaining Texas North Yard. Our total available liquidity at August 8, 2018, was as follows:

Available Liquidity $(in thousands) -------------------------------------------- ---------- Cash and cash equivalents on hand $ 42,308 Held-to-maturity, short-term investments (1) 8,496 Revolving credit agreement 40,000 Less: Borrowings under our Credit Agreement — Outstanding letters of credit (2,475 ) -------- - Total available liquidity $ 88,329 - ------ -

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(1) Our held-to-maturity, short-term investments include U.S. Treasuries and other investment-grade commercial paper with original maturity dates of six months or less that are traded on active markets with quoted prices.

Quarterly Earnings Conference Call

The management of Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. will hold a conference call on Friday, August 10, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. Central Time (10:00 a.m. Eastern Time) to discuss the Company’s financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. The call will be available by webcast which can be accessed on Gulf Island’s website at www.gulfisland.com. Participants may also join the conference call by dialing 1.800.289.0517 and requesting the “Gulf Island” conference call. A digital replay of the call will be available from a link on our website two hours after the call and ending August 17, 2018.

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. is a leading fabricator of complex steel structures and marine vessels used in energy extraction and production, petrochemical and industrial facilities, power generation, alternative energy projects and shipping and marine transportation operations. The Company also provides related installation, hookup, commissioning, repair and maintenance services with specialized crews and integrated project management capabilities. We recently completed the fabrication of complex modules for the construction of a new petrochemical plant, and we completed the newbuild construction of a technologically-advanced offshore service vessel that we delivered on July 31, 2018. Current projects include the construction of ten harbor tug vessels and two offshore marine research vessels. We were recently awarded a contract for the construction of a towing, salvage and rescue ship for the U.S. Navy. In 2015, the Company fabricated wind turbine pedestals for the first offshore wind power project in the United States. The Company also constructed one of the largest liftboats servicing the GOM, one of the deepest production jackets in the GOM and the first SPAR hull fabricated in the United States. The Company's customers include U.S. and, to a lesser extent, international energy producers, petrochemical, industrial, power and marine operators and government entities. The Company operates and manages our business through four operating divisions: Fabrication, Shipyard, Services and our EPC Division. The Company's corporate headquarters is located in Houston, Texas, with fabrication facilities located in Houma, Jennings and Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Company information:Kirk J. MecheChief Executive Officer713.714.6100

Investor Relations:David S. SchorlemerChief Financial Officer713.714.6106

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT

This release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are all statements other than statements of historical facts, such as projections or expectations relating to such topics as oil and gas prices, operating cash flows, capital expenditures, liquidity and tax rates. The words “anticipates,” “may,” “can,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “projects,” “targets,” “intends,” “likely,” “will,” “should,” “to be,” “potential” and any similar expressions are intended to identify those assertions as forward-looking statements.

We caution readers that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated, projected or assumed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that can cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements include the cyclical nature of the oil and gas industry, changes in backlog estimates, suspension or termination of projects, timing and award of new contracts, financial ability and credit worthiness of our customers, consolidation of our customers, competitive pricing and cost overruns, entry into new lines of business, ability to raise additional capital, ability to sell certain assets, advancement on the SeaOne Project, ability to resolve dispute with a customer relating to the purported termination of contracts to build MPSVs, ability to remain in compliance with our covenants contained in our credit agreement, ability to employ skilled workers, operating dangers and limits on insurance coverage, weather conditions, competition, customer disputes, adjustment to previously reported profits under percentage-of-completion method, loss of key personnel, compliance with regulatory and environmental laws, ability to utilize navigation canals, performance of subcontractors, systems and information technology interruption or failure and data security breaches and other factors described in more detail in “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.

Investors are cautioned that many of the assumptions upon which our forward-looking statements are based are likely to change after the forward-looking statements are made, which we cannot control. Further, we may make changes to our business plans that could affect our results. We caution investors that we do not intend to update forward-looking statements more frequently than quarterly notwithstanding any changes in our assumptions, changes in business plans, actual experience or other changes, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

GULF ISLAND FABRICATION, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED) (in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended Six months ended June 30, June 30, March 31, June 30, June 30, 2018 2017 2018 2018 2017 ---------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Revenue (1) $ 54,014 $ 45,868 $ 57,290 $ 111,304 $ 83,860 Cost of revenue 54,713 57,488 56,611 111,324 100,378 -------- - --------- - -------- - --------- - --------- - Gross profit (loss) (699 ) (11,620 ) 679 (20 ) (16,518 ) General and administrative expenses 5,092 4,640 4,709 9,801 8,570 Asset impairment 610 — 750 1,360 389 -------- - --------- - -------- - --------- - --------- - Operating loss (6,401 ) (16,260 ) (4,780 ) (11,181 ) (25,477 ) Other income (expense): Interest income (expense), net (92 ) (146 ) (469 ) (238 ) (205 ) Other income, net 7,125 (266 ) 12 6,814 (257 ) -------- - --------- - -------- - --------- - --------- - Total other income (expense) 7,033 (412 ) (457 ) 6,576 (462 ) -------- - --------- - -------- - --------- - --------- - Income (loss) before income taxes 632 (16,672 ) (5,237 ) (4,605 ) (25,939 ) Income taxes (benefit) 83 (5,749 ) 59 142 (8,561 ) -------- - --------- - -------- - --------- - --------- - Net income (loss) $ 549 $ (10,923 ) $ (5,296 ) $ (4,747 ) $ (17,378 ) - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - - ------- - - ------- - Per share data: Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share - $ 0.04 $ (0.73 ) $ (0.35 ) $ (0.32 ) $ (1.17 ) common shareholders - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - - ------- - - ------- - Cash dividends declared per common share $ — $ 0.01 $ — $ — $ 0.02 - ------ - - ------- - - ------ - - ------- - - ------- -

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(1) Revenue includes non-cash amortization of deferred revenue related to the values assigned to contracts acquired in the 2016 shipyard asset acquisition of $0.4 million, $0.8 million and $0.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 and March 31, 2018, and $0.5 million and $1.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

Operating Segments

Results of Operations (in thousands, except percentages)

We have structured our operations with four operating divisions and one corporate non-operating division. Our EPC Division was created in December 2017 to manage work we expect to perform for the SeaOne Project and other projects that may require EPC project management services. Our results of our operations by segment for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, and 2017, are presented below (in thousands, except for percentages).

Fabrication Three Months Ended June Six Months Ended June 30, 30, 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------ Revenue $ 8,590 $ 13,990 $ 25,860 $ 24,199 Gross profit (loss) (1,667 ) 1,931 (1,886 ) (1,034 ) Gross profit (loss) percentage (19.4 )% 13.8 % (7.3 )% (4.3 )% General and administrative expenses 951 833 1,575 1,654 Asset impairment 610 — 1,360 Operating income (loss) (3,227 ) 1,098 (4,821 ) (2,688 ) Shipyard Three Months Ended June Six Months Ended June 30, 30, 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------ Revenue $ 23,620 $ 18,303 $ 42,185 $ 36,724 Gross loss (2,776 ) (13,851 ) (3,799 ) (15,556 ) Gross loss percentage (11.8 )% (75.7 )% (9.0 )% (42.4 )% General and administrative expenses 597 983 1,393 1,947 Asset impairment — — — 389 Operating loss (3,374 ) (14,834 ) (5,192 ) (17,892 ) Services Three Months Ended June Six Months Ended June 30, 30, 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------ Revenue $ 22,205 $ 15,396 $ 44,075 $ 26,107 Gross profit 3,585 390 6,199 423 Gross profit percentage 16.1 % 2.5 % 14.1 % 1.6 % General and administrative expenses 762 647 1,496 1,313 Operating income (loss) 2,823 (257 ) 4,703 (890 ) EPC Three Months Ended June Six Months Ended June 30, 30, 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------ Revenue $ 882 $ — $ 955 $ — Gross profit 543 — 235 — Gross profit percentage 61.6 % n/a 24.6 % General and administrative expenses 485 — 902 — Operating income (loss) 58 — (667 ) — Corporate Three Months Ended June Six Months Ended June 30, 30, 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------ Revenue $ — $ — $ — $ — Gross loss (384 ) (90 ) (769 ) (351 ) Gross loss percentage n/a n/a n/a n/a General and administrative expenses 2,297 2,177 4,435 3,656 Operating loss (2,681 ) (2,267 ) (5,204 ) (4,007 )