RGC Resources, Inc. Reports Record Earnings

Roanoke, Virginia, UNITED STATES

ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RGC Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGCO) announced record consolidated Company earnings of $5,806,866 or $1.22 per share for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016.  This compares to earnings of $5,094,415 or $1.08 per share for the year ended September 30, 2015.  CEO John D’Orazio stated, “The increase in earnings is attributable to improved utility margins associated with our infrastructure replacement programs and customer growth, and our investment in the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).”  D’Orazio further commented, “The Company will continue to invest over the next 4-5 years in infrastructure replacement programs to enhance the safety and reliability of our gas distribution system for our utility subsidiary, Roanoke Gas Company.  Our investment in the MVP will also continue.  If approved, the MVP is scheduled to be in-service at the end of 2018.”

Earnings for the quarter ending September 30, 2016 were $145,561 or $0.03 per share compared to $0.01 per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.  D’Orazio attributed the higher quarterly earnings primarily to higher utility margins, increased overhead capitalization and the MVP investment.

RGC Resources, Inc. provides energy and related products and services to customers in Virginia through its operating subsidiaries Roanoke Gas Company and RGC Midstream, LLC.

From time to time, the Company may publish forward-looking statements relating to such matters as anticipated financial performance, business prospects, technological developments, new products, research and development activities and similar matters.  The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for forward-looking statements.  In order to comply with the terms of the safe harbor, the Company notes that a variety of factors could cause the Company’s actual results and experience to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the Company’s forward-looking statements.  Past performance is not necessarily a predictor of future results.

Summary financial statements for the fourth quarter and twelve months are as follows:

RGC Resources, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
  Three Months Ended
September 30,
 Twelve Months Ended
September 30,
  2016 2015 2016 2015
Revenues $9,980,265  $9,733,404  $59,063,291  $68,189,607 
Cost of sales 4,115,076  4,324,712  27,498,377  37,983,174 
Gross margin 5,865,189  5,408,692  31,564,914  30,206,433 
Equity in earnings of MVP 56,919    152,864   
Other operating expenses, net 5,232,938  4,947,380  20,608,407  20,429,037 
Interest expense 415,721  371,340  1,636,321  1,512,419 
Income (loss) before income taxes 273,449  89,972  9,473,050  8,264,977 
Income tax expense (benefit) 127,888  54,217  3,666,184  3,170,562 
Net income (loss) $145,561  $35,755  $5,806,866  $5,094,415 
Net earnings per share of common stock:        
Basic $0.03  $0.01  $1.22  $1.08 
Diluted $0.03  $0.01  $1.22  $1.08 
Cash dividends per common share $0.2025  $0.1925  $0.810  $0.770 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:        
Basic 4,784,457  4,737,307  4,766,604  4,728,210 
Diluted 4,794,244  4,739,745  4,773,175  4,731,676 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
  September 30,
Assets 2016 2015
Current assets $15,482,324  $16,149,822 
Total property, plant and equipment, net 132,128,138  118,629,552 
Other assets 17,942,387  11,067,820 
Total Assets $165,552,849  $145,847,194 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity    
Current liabilities $28,497,053  $23,202,984 
Long-term debt, net of unamortized debt issuance costs 33,636,051  30,316,573 
Deferred credits and other liabilities 47,752,673  39,486,646 
Total Liabilities 109,885,777  93,006,203 
Stockholders’ Equity 55,667,072  52,840,991 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $165,552,849  $145,847,194 


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