Powell Industries Inc (POWL) SEC Filing 8-K Material Event for the period ending Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Powell Industries Inc

CIK: 80420 Ticker: POWL

Exhibit 99.1
powelllogoa131.jpg        PRESS RELEASE
For immediate release

                            Contacts:    Michael W. Metcalf, CFO
                                    Powell Industries, Inc.

Robert Winters or Ryan Coleman
Alpha IR Group


HOUSTON — May 4, 2021 — Powell Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: POWL), a leading supplier of custom-engineered solutions for the management, control and distribution of electrical energy, today announced results for the fiscal 2021 second quarter ended March 31, 2021.

Fiscal Second Quarter Key Highlights:
Revenues totaled $119 million;
Backlog as of March 31, 2021 totaled $437 million;
Net Loss was $0.2 million, or a $0.02 loss per diluted share;
Cash and short-term investments as of March 31, 2021 totaled $154 million.

Brett A. Cope, Powell’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Our consolidated revenues for the second quarter were in-line with our expectations and higher by 11% sequentially. Additionally, we were pleased with our cash performance, generating $6 million of free cash flow during the quarter. New orders in the second quarter were $89 million, consistent with the prior quarter, as macroeconomic conditions continue to create uncertainty across our Industrial end-markets. That was partially offset by the steady growth across our non-Industrial sectors, specifically, revenues from our Utility and Traction customers, which grew 17% and 9%, respectively, compared to last year. I want to acknowledge the hard work of our

team, as these results are in spite of the extraordinary winter storm that adversely affected our Houston based facilities for nearly a full week in February.”
Revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2021 totaled $118.7 million compared to $106.6 million in the first fiscal quarter of 2021 and $151.6 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2020.
New orders in the second quarter totaled $89 million compared to $91 million of new orders in the first quarter of 2021 and $301 million of new orders in the second quarter of fiscal 2020. The $301 million of new orders during the comparable period of the prior year was attributable to the Company’s largest ever Industrial award to support the design, manufacture, integration and testing of a custom-integrated electrical distribution solution for an industrial complex being constructed in the United States. Backlog as of March 31, 2021 totaled $437 million which represents a sequential decline of 6% and compares to $566 million as of March 31, 2020.
Net loss for the second fiscal quarter was $0.2 million, or a $0.02 loss per diluted share, compared to a first fiscal quarter net loss of $0.4 million, or a loss of $0.03 per diluted share. Net income in the second quarter of fiscal 2020 was $7.4 million, or $0.64 per diluted share.

Mr. Cope added, “I am pleased with the level of execution across the company despite the challenging conditions in our core Oil, Gas and Petrochemical markets. We have a strong focus on maximizing productivity while identifying accretive growth opportunities as we continue to work closely with our customers to adapt to the current environment.”

Commenting on the Company's outlook, Michael Metcalf, Powell’s Chief Financial Officer said, “Our expectation for a challenging environment across our core Industrial markets throughout the remainder of fiscal 2021 remains unchanged. However, we maintain our positive outlook across our Utility and Traction markets. Additionally, we are encouraged by the prospects of more nascent opportunities for Powell within the energy markets of hydrogen, biofuels and biodiesel, as well as select opportunities in the mining sector. From a cost perspective, we have most recently encountered modest inflationary cost pressure across key commodities such as copper and steel during the second quarter and expect this to continue

through the remainder of fiscal 2021. Nonetheless, our balance sheet remains essentially debt-free and we continue to maintain a strong cash position. We remain acutely focused on factors within our control as we navigate the remainder of the year.”

Powell Industries has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time. To participate in the conference call, dial 877-270-2148 at least 10 minutes before the call begins and ask for the Powell Industries conference call. A replay of the call will be available approximately two hours after the live broadcast ends and will be accessible until May 12, 2021. To access the replay, dial 877-344-7529 using a passcode of 10154642#.

Investors, analysts and the general public will also have the opportunity to listen to the conference call over the Internet by visiting To listen to the live call on the web, please visit the website at least 15 minutes before the call begins to register, download and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live webcast, an archive will be available shortly after the call and will remain available for approximately 90 days at

Powell Industries, Inc., headquartered in Houston, designs, manufactures and services custom-engineered equipment and systems for the distribution, control and monitoring of electrical energy. Powell markets include large industrial customers such as utilities, oil and gas producers, refineries, liquefied natural gas facilities, petrochemical plants, pulp and paper producers, mining operations and commuter railways. For more information, please visit


Any forward-looking statements in the preceding paragraphs of this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties in that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. In the course of operations, we are subject to certain risk factors, competition and competitive pressures, sensitivity to general economic and industrial conditions, international political and economic risks, availability and price of raw materials and execution of business strategy. For further information, please refer to the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available from the Company without charge.


Three Months Ended
March 31,
Six Months Ended
March 31,
(In thousands, except per share data)
Revenues$118,716 $151,570 $225,291 $285,720 
Cost of goods sold101,563 121,885 189,867 234,209 
Gross profit17,15329,68535,42451,511
Selling, general and administrative expenses16,675 18,573 33,549 35,861 
Research and development expenses1,601 1,783 3,274 3,258 
Amortization of intangible assets44 44 88 88 
Operating income (loss)(1,167)9,285 (1,487)12,304 
Interest expense51 60 101 127 
Interest income(47)(330)(158)(711)
Income (loss) before income taxes(1,171)9,555 (1,430)12,888 
Income tax provision (benefit)(946)2,134 (841)2,692 
Net income (loss)$(225)$7,421 $(589)$10,196 
Earnings (loss) per share:
Basic$(0.02)$0.64 $(0.05)$0.88 
Diluted$(0.02)$0.64 $(0.05)$0.87 
Weighted average shares:
Basic11,707 11,621 11,690 11,617 
Diluted11,707 11,681 11,690 11,673 
Depreciation and Amortization
$2,659 $2,644 $5,289 $5,241 
Capital Expenditures
$662 $1,080 $1,623 $3,502 
Dividends Paid
$3,035 $3,015 $6,063 $6,028 



March 31, 2021September 30, 2020
(In thousands)(Unaudited)
   Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments $153,945 $178,921 
   Other current assets 148,843 156,737 
   Property, plant and equipment, net 113,653 114,372 
   Long-term assets
24,307 22,248 
      Total assets
$440,748 $472,278 
Liabilities and equity:
   Current liabilities $120,955 $152,947 
   Long-term debt, net of current maturities
— 400 
   Deferred and other long-term liabilities
   Stockholders’ equity
306,332 306,626 
      Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$440,748 $472,278 
   Working capital
$181,833 $182,711 


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Ticker: POWL
CIK: 80420
Form Type: 8-K Corporate News
Accession Number: 0000080420-21-000026
Submitted to the SEC: Tue May 04 2021 5:23:29 PM EST
Accepted by the SEC: Tue May 04 2021
Period: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
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