Powell Industries Inc (POWL) SEC Filing 8-K Material Event for the period ending Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Powell Industries Inc

CIK: 80420 Ticker: POWL

Exhibit 99.1

powelllogoa10.jpg         PRESS RELEASE

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

Robert Winters or Ryan Coleman
Alpha IR Group


HOUSTON — December 7, 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 fourth quarter and full year ended September 30, 2021.

Fiscal Fourth Quarter Key Highlights:
Revenues totaled $130 million;
Net Income was $3.3 million, or $0.28 per diluted share;
New orders totaled $121 million;
Backlog as of September 30, 2021 totaled $415 million;
Cash and short-term investments as of September 30, 2021 totaled $134 million.

Fiscal Full Year Key Highlights:
Revenues totaled $471 million;
Net Income was $0.6 million, or $0.05 per diluted share;


Brett A. Cope, Powell’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Our fourth quarter results reflect a strong finish to what was a challenging fiscal year marked by project delays in our Industrial end markets as well as inflationary cost pressures for key commodities such as steel and copper. The $121 million of new orders in the quarter marked another encouraging sequential increase as our core Industrial markets continue to stabilize and gain momentum. During the quarter, we experienced growth across all of our core end markets versus the prior year, with the Industrial sector higher by 27%, while our Traction and Utility sectors performed very well with growth of 53% and 15%, respectively. Solid project execution and factory efficiencies generated a gross margin of 17.4% in the quarter – a sequential increase of 260 basis points. I’m incredibly proud of our team’s performance this year and their focus on providing the quality service that has defined Powell through a difficult operating environment.”

Revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 totaled $129.5 million compared to $115.8 million in the third fiscal quarter fiscal of 2021 and $114.7 million in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2020.

New orders in the fourth quarter totaled $121 million compared to $103 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2021 and $57 million of net new orders in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020. The $57 million of net new orders in the prior year included $75 million of gross new orders, partially offset by $18 million of scope reductions and cancelled orders. Backlog as of September 30, 2021 totaled $415 million which represents a sequential decline of 3% and compares to $477 million as of September 30, 2020.

Net income for the fiscal fourth quarter was $3.3 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $2.0 million, or a loss of $0.17 per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2021 and compared to net income of $3.0 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020.

Mr. Cope added, “We exited fiscal 2021 on a much stronger note than we entered it, and we are growing incrementally more comfortable around our expectations for the ongoing recovery of our Industrial end markets and broader customer activity in general. However, we remain cautious and disciplined with our cost structure and are acutely focused on operational execution. The pipeline of projects within the LNG, gas pipeline and gas-to-chemical process industries remains encouraging and we continue to explore new opportunities in other markets

such as biofuels, renewable energy, and data centers. And, while smaller in order size, we continue to make steady progress in growing our electrical automation sensors, systems and services.”

Commenting on the Company's outlook, Michael Metcalf, Powell’s Chief Financial Officer said, “As we enter fiscal 2022, we remain encouraged by the continued recovery of our Industrial end markets and expect these improving conditions to provide ample opportunity to increase new orders bookings versus fiscal 2021. We do however, anticipate a continuation of contracted supply chains accompanied by modest global inflationary cost pressure that we expect will carry into our fiscal 2022 across many of our key commodities. As a result, we are actively working a number of programs aimed at mitigating these headwinds. Considering these dynamics, as well as our usual first fiscal quarter seasonality impact that we experience, we are anticipating an improvement in profitability in the second half of the year relative to the first half of fiscal 2022.”

Powell Industries has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time. To participate in the conference call, dial 833-953-2431 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 December 15, 2021. To access the replay, dial 877-344-7529 using a passcode of 10161477#.
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 September 30,Year Ended
September 30,
(In thousands, except per share data)
Revenues$129,455 $114,717 $470,559 $518,499 
Cost of goods sold106,983 92,997 395,496 423,924 
Gross profit22,47221,72075,06394,575
Selling, general and administrative expenses16,958 16,289 67,217 67,662 
Research and development expenses1,624 1,403 6,670 6,265 
Amortization of intangible assets25 45 157 177 
Restructuring and other, net— — — 1,400 
Operating income3,865 3,983 1,019 19,071 
Other income — (506)— (506)
Interest expense52 49 204 228 
Interest income(47)(80)(277)(981)
Income before income taxes3,860 4,520 1,092 20,330 
Income tax provision 599 1,537 461 3,670 
Net income$3,261 $2,983 $631 $16,660 
Earnings per share:
   Basic $0.28 $0.26 $0.05 $1.43 
   Diluted $0.28 $0.25 $0.05 $1.42 
Weighted average shares:
   Basic 11,720 11,631 11,705 11,624 
   Diluted 11,818 11,705 11,789 11,693 
Depreciation and Amortization
$2,436 $2,660 $10,335 $10,538 
Capital Expenditures
$451 $852 $2,931 $5,163 
Dividends Paid
$3,040 $3,019 $12,142 $12,066 



September 30, 2021September 30, 2020
(In thousands)
   Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments $133,981 $178,921 
   Other current assets 168,480 156,737 
   Property, plant and equipment, net 109,457 114,372 
   Long-term assets
24,274 22,248 
      Total assets
$436,192 $472,278 
Liabilities and equity:
   Current liabilities $121,156 $152,947 
   Long-term debt, net of current maturities
— 400 
   Deferred and other long-term liabilities
   Stockholders’ equity
301,223 306,626 
      Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$436,192 $472,278 
   Working capital
$181,305 $182,711 


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Ticker: POWL
CIK: 80420
Form Type: 8-K Corporate News
Accession Number: 0000080420-21-000043
Submitted to the SEC: Tue Dec 07 2021 4:30:46 PM EST
Accepted by the SEC: Tue Dec 07 2021
Period: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
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