Granite reports Q4 and fiscal 2011 results
- Construction revenue for the quarter increased 21 percent to $259 million due to relatively mild weather throughout the quarter.
- Gross profit margin for the fourth quarter was 14 percent compared with 12 percent a year ago reflecting successful execution on projects and improved cost management.
Large Project Construction
- Large Project Construction revenue for the quarter increased 37 percent to $212 million reflecting progress on several large projects across the country.
- Gross profit margin for the quarter was 16 percent compared with 11 percent for the same period last year. During the fourth quarter, projects which reached profit recognition include the Houston Metro Light Rail project and the State Route 520 project in the Northwest.
- Construction Materials revenue for the quarter increased 19 percent to $56 million reflecting drier weather in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to the fourth quarter of 2010.
- Gross profit margin on the sale of construction materials was 11 percent compared with 5 percent in 2010.
“I am very pleased with the quality of our backlog and the opportunities to grow it even further in all segments of our business throughout 2012,” commented Roberts in the press release. “Despite operating in an extremely competitive bidding environment, our teams continue to meet the challenge by being strategic about the work we bid, intensely focused on execution, and responsive to market conditions. “
“Going forward, we will continue to aggressively manage expenses and drive efficiencies. We will also leverage our capabilities and experience to drive opportunities to grow our business. Our efforts this past eighteen months have set the stage for long-term profitability,” said Roberts. “In addition, we have renewed our focus on growing the business and are excited about the future for Granite. Our strategy is centered on several key initiatives including growing both our large projects and vertically integrated businesses, as well as diversifying our business model, and continually optimizing our asset portfolio. We are building momentum around these initiatives and looking forward to executing on our plan not only this year, but over the years to come.”
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