VSE Corporation reported the following unaudited consolidated financial results for the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2013.
"While the suspension of our U. S. Army Reserve ("USARC") work adversely affected our third quarter results and federal government budget conditions have contributed to declines in other parts of our business, we are pleased to be resuming the USARC work through three competitively awarded task orders under our existing Army contracts," said Maurice "Mo" Gauthier, VSE CEO. "We continue to navigate through challenging times by focusing on our key programs, pursuing new work, and continuing to balance our costs to improve our competitiveness and profitability. We have had some success in winning new work and are beginning to expand our current supply chain management offerings to adjacent markets. Also, our subsidiary Wheeler Bros., Inc. has had another strong quarter."
Revenues were $111.1 million in the third quarter of 2013 compared to $134.2 million in the third quarter of 2012. For the first nine months, revenues were $349.3 million in 2013 compared to $409.9 million in 2012.
Operating income was $9.5 million for the third quarter of 2013 compared to $14.3 million in the third quarter of 2012. For the first nine months, operating income was $32.1 million in 2013 compared to $39.3 million in 2012.
Net income was $5.3 million for the third quarter of 2013, or $1.00 per diluted share, compared to $6.0 million, or $1.12 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2012. Net income was $17.4 million for the first nine months of 2013, or $3.27 per diluted share, compared to $18.9 million, or $3.57 per diluted share for the first nine months of 2012.
Bookings were $407 million for the first nine months of 2013 compared to revenue of $349 million. Funded contract backlog at September 30, 2013 was $268 million, compared to $238 million at June 30, 2013 and $295 million at September 30, 2012.
Update on U. S. Army Reserve Program
In August and September 2013, we were awarded three competitive task orders under our existing Army contracts to resume work on our USARC program. We have reinstated the majority of our furloughed workforce on this program with a combination of our employees and small business subcontractor employees that approximates the number of employees furloughed during the interruption of services. Our third quarter 2013 revenue from this program was approximately $6.4 million compared to $21.3 million in the third quarter of 2012. This program generated approximately $78 million of revenue in 2012 and $39 million of revenue in the first six months of 2013.
Third Quarter Operational Results
• Our Federal Group was awarded a task order under our Rapid Response Third Generation (R2‑3G) prime contract to continue support services to the U.S. Army Reserve Command for its Equipment, Engineering, Maintenance and Logistics Readiness Program. The R2-3G task order has a 12-month period of performance with a funded value of $32 million and a ceiling of $46.5 million.
• Our Federal Group was also awarded two Firm Fixed Price (FFP) task orders in September under its Field and Installation Readiness Support Team (FIRST) prime contract to continue the support services to USARC for its 63rd and 88th Regional Support Command (RSC) Logistics Readiness Support programs. The 63rd RSC task order has a period of performance of 12-months with one 12-month option. The 88th RSC task order has a period of performance of 12-months with two 12-month options. The total combined value of both task orders is approximately $63 million.
• Our Federal Group was also awarded two FFP/IDIQ contracts to support the Marine Corps Logistics Command Marine Depot Maintenance Command (MDMC) in Albany, GA. We will support the rebuild effort of approximately 170 40-ton payload, three-axle Medium Heavy Equipment Transporters (MHET) semitrailers and 230 5,000-gallon fuel dispensing semitrailers. Both contracts have a period of performance that includes a 12-month base and four 12-month options with a total combined value of $12 million.
• Our International Group was awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to support the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Criminal Division, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering (AFML) Section in international asset recovery services. This contract has a period of performance of 12-months with four 12-month options. The initial ceiling for this award is $9 million.
• We have been the prime contractor for the U. S. Department of Treasury Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture (TEOAF) general property program since 2006. We received notice in September 2013 that the follow-on contract for this work was awarded to another company. We have protested this award at GAO and are continuing to perform work on this program until the final outcome of the protest is determined.
• Our International Group was awarded four task orders under the N*STAR Navy FMS contract, supporting the Egyptian and Turkish Navies. The task orders have a total combined value of $10.5 million.
• Randy Davies, CEO of our subsidiary, Wheeler Bros., Inc. was appointed to the USPS Postal Supplier Council Board of Advisors.
• We were informed in September 2013 that USPS does not currently plan to move forward with the programmatic purchase of our newly designed repowered gasoline engines for its delivery vehicles. However, we plan to apply the resources used and supplier relationships cultivated through our repowered engine development effort toward offering the USPS standard engines and components on an as needed basis.
Established in 1959, VSE (vsecorp.com) is a diversified federal services company with experience in solving issues of global significance with integrity, agility, and value. VSE is dedicated to making our clients successful by delivering talented people and innovative solutions for supply chain management, logistics, engineering, energy, IT services, and consulting.
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