United Fuel & Energy Reports Record Results for the Third Quarter of 2006.MIDLAND, Texas Midland is the county seat of Midland CountyGR6 located on the Southern Plains of the western area of the U.S. State of Texas. As of the 2006 U.S. Census estimate, the city had a total population of 102,073. , Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Fuel & Energy Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: UFEN) , a leading distributor of gasoline gasoline or petrol, light, volatile mixture of hydrocarbons for use in the internal-combustion engine and as an organic solvent, obtained primarily by fractional distillation and "cracking" of petroleum, but also obtained from natural gas, by , diesel, propane propane, CH3CH2CH3, colorless, gaseous alkane. It is readily liquefied by compression and cooling. It melts at −189.9°C; and boils at −42.2°C;. and lubricant Lubricant
A gas, liquid, or solid used to prevent contact of parts in relative motion, and thereby reduce friction and wear. In many machines, cooling by the lubricant is equally important. products to customers in the rural markets of the southwestern south·west
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3. and south central U.S. today announced its financial and operational results for the three months ended September September: see month. 30, 2006.
-- Third quarter 2006 revenue grew 13% over third quarter 2005 to $91.1 million; -- Third quarter 2006 net income applicable to common equity increased 39% over third quarter 2005 to $512,000; -- Third quarter 2006 diluted earnings per share were $0.04 compared to $0.03 for the third quarter of 2005. Third Quarter Results
Revenue for the third quarter of 2006 increased $10.4 million to $91.1 million compared to revenue of $80.7 million for the same quarter in 2005. The higher revenue was primarily due to an 18% increase in selling prices for fuel and lubricant products and as a result of the Company's continued pricing initiatives, partially offset by a 4% decline in sales volumes to 34.1 million gallons.
Net income applicable to common equity was $512,000 (net of a $256,000 preferred stock Stock shares that have preferential rights to dividends or to amounts distributable on liquidation, or to both, ahead of common shareholders.
Preferred stock is given preference over common stock. Holders of preferred stock receive dividends at a fixed annual rate. dividend) for the third quarter of 2006, versus net income of $368,000 for the same period in 2005. Diluted earnings per share diluted earnings per share
An earnings measure calculated by dividing net income less preferred stock dividends for a period by the average number of shares of common stock that would be outstanding if all convertible securities were converted into shares of in the third quarter of 2006 was $0.04 on weighted average shares outstanding of 22.2 million, compared to $0.03 per diluted di·lute
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2. To lessen the force, strength, purity, or brilliance of, especially by admixture. shares for the third quarter of 2005 on weighted average share outstanding of 12.3 million.
EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) A metric used to show a company's profitability, but not its cash flow. EBITDA became popular in the 1980s to show the potential profitability of leveraged buyouts, but has become (earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization and certain other non-cash items) for the third quarter of 2006 was $3.2 million, a 60% increase compared to EBITDA of $2.0 million in the third quarter of 2005. A reconciliation of EBITDA to net income is provided at the end of this release. On January January: see month. 1, 2006, the Company adopted SFAS SFAS Statement of Financial Accounting Standards
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SFAS Statewide Fixed Assets System 123(R), resulting in a $38,000 after-tax expense related to stock options in the third quarter 2006. Had the company adopted SFAS 123(R) on January 1, 2005, it would have reported an after-tax expense related to stock options of $22,000 for the third quarter of 2005.
"As we work to expand our operations and integrate recent acquisitions, we continue to remain focused on implementing programs that drive efficiencies, better customer service and unit cost reduction," stated Chuck McArthur McArthur may refer to:
Nine Month Results
Revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 increased $58.6 million to $259.4 million compared to revenue of $200.8 million for the same nine month period in 2005. The higher revenue was primarily due to an increase in selling prices for fuel and lubricants lubricants
preparations for the lubrication of passages to reduce frictional injury, e.g. oily preparations, including petroleum jelly, lanolin or water-soluble preparations such as methyl cellulose. and an increase in sales volumes due to higher customer demand for products and the integration of the Queen and Clark Acquisitions.
Net income applicable to common equity was $976,000, (net of $481,000 of preferred stock dividends) for the nine months of 2006, versus net income of $594,000 for the comparable period in 2005. Diluted earnings per share in the nine months of 2006 was $0.08 on weighted average shares outstanding of 19.2 million, compared to $0.05 per diluted share for the first nine months of 2005 on weighted average shares outstanding of 11.7 million. EBITDA for the first nine months of 2006 was $7.6 million, a 65% increase compared to EBITDA of $4.6 million in the first nine months of 2005. On January 1, 2006, the Company adopted SFAS 123(R), resulting in a $123,000 after-tax expense related to stock options in the first nine months 2006. Had the company adopted SFAS 123(R) on January 1, 2005, it would have reported an after-tax expense related to stock options of $66,000 for the first nine months of 2005.
2006 Financial Outlook
The following statements are based on management's current expectations. These statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially. These statements do not include the potential impact of any future acquisitions, divestitures or financings that may be completed after the date of this news release. The 2006 guidance also does not include the effect from the change in method of accounting for compensation expense for stock awards required by SFAS 123(R), which was adopted effective January 1, 2006.
In addition, the Company's guidance ranges are based on the assumption that current market conditions in the Company's businesses will continue through at least the end of 2006.
Calendar year 2006: The Company confirms its estimate that for the full- year of 2006, revenue will range between $325 million and $350 million and EBITDA will range between $9.0 million and $11.0 million.
About United Fuel
United Fuel, located in Midland, Texas, is engaged in the business of distributing gasoline, diesel, propane and lubricant products primarily in certain rural markets of Texas, New Mexico New Mexico, state in the SW United States. At its northwestern corner are the so-called Four Corners, where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet at right angles; New Mexico is also bordered by Oklahoma (NE), Texas (E, S), and Mexico (S). and Oklahoma Oklahoma (ōkləhō`mə), state in SW United States. It is bordered by Missouri and Arkansas (E); Texas, partially across the Red R. (S, W); New Mexico, across the narrow edge of the Oklahoma Panhandle (W); and Colorado and Kansas (N). . United Fuel represents the consolidation of four companies, the most significant of which is the Eddins-Walcher Company. Eddins-Walcher has been in business since 1937, has a reputation of reliability with its customers and currently represents the majority of United Fuel's consolidated revenues. United Fuel intends to continue to expand its business through strategic acquisitions.
United Fuel currently engages in the following activities: -- Card-lock operation (unattended re-fueling of commercial vehicles). -- Wholesale fuels and lubricants (to commercial customers). -- Propane distribution (to commercial and residential users).
United Fuel conducts its operations through 19 branch locations and 96 card-lock (unattended) fuel sites. United Fuel currently has approximately 275 full-time employees. For more information, please visit the Company's website at http://www.ufeonline.com/ or to request future press releases via email, go to http://www.b2i.us/irpass.asp?BzID=1318&to=ea&Nav=1&S=0&L=1.
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Certain statements included in this press release may constitute forward- looking statements. Actual outcomes could differ materially from such statements expressed or implied herein as a result of a variety of factors including, but not limited to: weather, levels of oil and gas drilling and general industrial activity in United Fuel's area of operations, changes in oil and gas prices, risks associated with acquiring other businesses, the price of United Fuel's products, availability of financing and interest rates, competition, changes in, or failure to comply with, government regulations, costs, uncertainties and other effects of legal and other administrative proceedings, general economic conditions and other risks and uncertainties. As a result, this press release should be read in conjunction with periodic filings United Fuel makes with the SEC. The forward looking statements contained herein are made only as of the date of this press release, and United Fuel does not undertake any obligation to publicly update such forward looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances CIRCUMSTANCES, evidence. The particulars which accompany a fact.
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Supplemental Disclosure Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Information
EBITDA represents net income (loss) before income taxes, interest and depreciation and amortization. EBITDA is not a presentation made in accordance Accordance is Bible Study Software for Macintosh developed by OakTree Software, Inc.
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By presenting EBITDA, United Fuel intends to provide investors with a better understanding of its core operating results to measure past performance as well as prospects for the future. United Fuel evaluates operating performance based on several measures, including EBITDA, as United Fuel believes it is an important measure of the operational strength of its business.
EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. EBITDA is not necessarily a measure of United Fuel's ability to fund its cash needs, as it excludes certain financial information when compared to "net income (loss)". Users of this financial information should consider the types of events and transactions which are excluded. A reconciliation of EBITDA to net income (loss) follows:
Reconciliation of EBITDA To Net Income, (in thousands) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended Sept 30, Sept 30, Sept 30, Sept 30, 2006 2005 2006 2005 EBITDA $3,178 $1,981 $7,593 $4,599 Less: Depreciation & Amortization 636 439 1,667 1,226 Interest Expense 1,262 872 3,418 2,166 Other Non-Cash Expenses 57 64 186 193 Income Tax Expense 455 238 865 420 Net Income $768 $368 $1,457 $594 Reconciliation of 2006 Projected EBITDA with Projected Net Income: EBITDA $9.0 to $11.0 million Less: Depreciation and Amortization 2.0 to 2.6 million Interest Expense 3.9 to 4.2 million Income Tax Expense 1.1 to 1.7 million Net Income $2.0 to $2.5 million United Fuel & Energy Corporation and Subsidiaries CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (In thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September September September September 30, 2006 30, 2005 30, 2006 30, 2005 Revenues Sales $90,364 $79,997 $256,769 $198,403 Other 770 731 2,625 2,357 Total revenues 91,134 80,728 259,394 200,760 Cost of Sales 79,867 71,961 229,086 177,686 Gross Profit 11,267 8,767 30,308 23,074 Expenses Operating 4,585 3,662 12,297 9,879 General and administrative 3,633 3,277 10,763 8,992 Depreciation, amortization and accretion 518 330 1,312 915 Total expenses 8,736 7,269 24,372 19,786 Operating Income 2,531 1,498 5,936 3,288 Other Income (Expense) Interest expense (1,262) (872) (3,418) (2,166) Amortization of debt issue costs (118) (109) (355) (311) Other income (expense), net 72 89 159 201 Gain (loss) on disposal of assets - - - 2 Total other income (expense) (1,308) (892) (3,614) (2,274) Income Before Income Taxes 1,223 606 2,322 1,014 Income Tax Expense 455 238 865 420 Net Income $768 $368 $1,457 $594 Cumulative Preferred Stock Dividend $256 $- $481 $- Net Income Applicable to Common Equity $512 $368 $976 $594 Net income per common share: Basic $0.04 $0.03 $0.07 $0.05 Diluted $0.04 $0.03 $0.08 $0.05 Weighted average common shares outstanding: Basic 13,656 12,088 13,656 11,573 Diluted 22,232 12,345 19,207 11,747 United Fuel & Energy Corporation and Subsidiaries CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands) September 30, December 31, 2006 2005 ASSETS (Unaudited) CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents $5,964 $673 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,532 and $1,101, at September 30, 2006, and December 31, 2005, respectively 52,901 43,290 Other receivables 813 386 Inventories, net of allowance for slow moving inventory of $275 and $250 at September 30, 2006, and December 31, 2005, respectively 11,155 9,345 Prepaid expenses 877 1,237 Deferred taxes 584 474 Total current assets 72,294 55,405 PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, net 22,048 14,338 OTHER ASSETS Cash value of life insurance 2,775 2,675 Goodwill 2,027 1,942 Debt issuance costs, net 655 986 Other 117 209 Total other assets 5,574 5,812 $99,916 $75,555 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts payable $19,140 $16,473 Accrued and other current liabilities 3,225 1,467 Accrued income taxes 521 449 Current maturities of long-term debt 46,034 1,713 Total current liabilities 68,920 20,102 OTHER LIABILITIES Long-term debt, less current maturities 8,071 47,351 Asset retirement obligations 169 127 Deferred income taxes 1,335 1,135 Total liabilities 78,495 68,715 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Preferred stock - par value $0.001; 5,000,000 shares authorized; 12,800 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2006; no shares issued or outstanding at December 31, 2005 - - Common stock - $0.001 par value, 55,000,000 shares authorized; 13,656,202 issued and outstanding at September 30, 2006; 12,287,869 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2005 14 12 Paid-in capital 17,399 3,796 Retained earnings 4,008 3,032 Total stockholders' equity 21,421 6,840 $99,916 $75,555 Contact: Chuck McArthur, President and CEO firstname.lastname@example.org 432-571-8000 Lisa Elliott / email@example.com DRG&E / 713-529-6600
CONTACT: Chuck McArthur, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of United Fuel & Energy Corporation, +1-432-571-8000, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Lisa Elliott Lisa Elliot was a fictional character in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, played by Kate Straub for several months in 1997. of DRG&E, +1-713-529-6600, email@example.com
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