Powell Industries Inc (POWL) SEC Filing 8-K Material Event for the period ending Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Powell Industries Inc

CIK: 80420 Ticker: POWL

Exhibit 99.1

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

Robert Winters or Ryan Coleman
Alpha IR Group


HOUSTON — February 8, 2022 — 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 2022 first quarter ended December 31, 2021.

Fiscal First Quarter Key Highlights:
Revenues totaled $107 million;
Net Loss was $2.8 million, or a loss of $0.24 per diluted share;
New orders of $108 million included $122 million of gross new orders, partially offset by $14 million of scope reductions;
Backlog as of December 31, 2021 totaled $416 million;
Cash and short-term investments as of December 31, 2021 totaled $102 million.

Brett A. Cope, Powell’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Operationally, our first fiscal quarter was largely aligned with the seasonal softness that we have experienced in prior periods, while commercial activity across our end markets and the cadence of new orders has remained steady. On a gross basis, new orders of $122 million marks the third consecutive

quarter of increased order activity as the industrial end markets steadily recover from the lower activity levels experienced throughout fiscal 2020 and 2021. Inflation however, continues to pressure our gross margins as key commodities such as steel and copper are lifting our materials costs. Additionally, we are executing backlog on projects that were booked in fiscal 2020 and 2021, that are presently exposed to the higher cost levels, which we outlined last quarter. We are actively working to mitigate these macroeconomic variables, but do expect that margin pressure will persist into the second half of our fiscal 2022. Overall, we are pleased with the steady recovery in our core industrial end markets while our Traction and Utility markets remain active, as evidenced by our book-to-bill ratio in the current fiscal quarter of 1.0x.”

Revenues for the first quarter totaled $106.6 million compared to $129.5 million in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2021 and compared to $106.6 million in the first fiscal quarter 2021.

New orders placed in the first quarter of $108 million included $122 million of gross new orders, partially offset by $14 million of scope reductions on a previously booked project. The $108 million of net new orders is compared to $121 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 and to $91 million of new orders in the first quarter of fiscal 2021.

Backlog as of December 31, 2021 totaled $416 million which represents a sequential increase of $1 million and compares to $465 million as of December 31, 2020.

Net loss for the fiscal first quarter was $2.8 million, or a loss of $0.24 per diluted share, compared to net income in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 of $3.3 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, and compared to a net loss of $0.4 million, or a loss of $0.03 per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2021.

Cope added, “Over the near-term, we remain encouraged by the firming of our Oil & Gas and Petrochemical end markets and continue to expect the fundamentals within LNG, gas pipeline and gas-to-chemical projects to remain favorable.”


Commenting on the Company's outlook, Michael Metcalf, Powell’s Chief Financial Officer said, “As we look forward to the remainder of Fiscal 2022, we maintain our cautious optimism relative to the continued recovery of our core industrial end markets. Additionally, we remain acutely focused on the supply side macro-environment, as well as our internal cost management in order to manage inflationary cost pressures and pricing. Through these efforts, combined with continued stability across our industrial end markets, we anticipate a gradual recovery throughout the remainder of the fiscal year. Our backlog remains very strong, while the orders cadence continues to improve compared to the prior year. Considering this, in addition to our strong balance sheet, we are well positioned to deliver improved financial performance as we progress through the remainder of the year.”

Powell Industries has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time. To participate in the conference call, dial 1-833-953-2431 (domestic) or 1-412-317-5760 (international) at least 10 minutes before the call begins and ask for the Powell Industries conference call. A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available through February 16, 2022 and may be accessed by calling 1-877-344-7529 (domestic) or 1-412-317-0088 (international) and using passcode 4441856#.

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 December 31,
(In thousands, except per share data)
Revenues$106,569 $106,575 
Cost of goods sold93,133 88,304 
Gross profit13,43618,271
Selling, general and administrative expenses15,902 16,874 
Research and development expenses1,824 1,673 
Amortization of intangible assets— 44 
Operating income (loss)(4,290)(320)
Interest expense47 50 
Interest income(50)(111)
Loss before income taxes(4,287)(259)
Income tax provision (benefit)(1,441)105 
Net loss$(2,846)$(364)
Loss per share:
   Basic $(0.24)$(0.03)
   Diluted $(0.24)$(0.03)
Weighted average shares:
   Basic 11,765 11,674 
   Diluted 11,765 11,674 
Depreciation and Amortization
$2,414 $2,630 
Capital Expenditures
$436 $961 
Dividends Paid
$3,048 $3,028 



December 31, 2021September 30, 2021
(In thousands)(Unaudited)
   Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments $101,527 $133,981 
   Other current assets 188,881 168,480 
   Property, plant and equipment, net 107,509 109,457 
   Long-term assets
25,883 24,274 
      Total assets
$423,800 $436,192 
Liabilities and equity:
   Current liabilities $113,668 $121,156 
   Deferred and other long-term liabilities
   Stockholders’ equity
295,579 301,223 
      Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$423,800 $436,192 
   Working capital
$176,740 $181,305 


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Ticker: POWL
CIK: 80420
Form Type: 8-K Corporate News
Accession Number: 0000080420-22-000005
Submitted to the SEC: Tue Feb 08 2022 5:22:05 PM EST
Accepted by the SEC: Tue Feb 08 2022
Period: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
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