ROANOKE, Va. (November 15, 2019)–RGC Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: RGCO) announced record consolidated Company earnings of $8,698,412 or $1.08 per share for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. This compares to earnings of $7,297,205 or $0.95 per share for the year ended September 30, 2018. CEO John D’Orazio stated, “I am pleased to announce our fifth consecutive year of record earnings. The increase in 2019 earnings is attributable to improved utility margins associated with our infrastructure replacement programs, implementation of new non-gas rates, customer growth, and our ongoing investment in the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).” D’Orazio further commented, “We continue to execute on the key strategies propelling our earnings growth: (1) growth in our regulated natural gas business through investments in infrastructure replacements and expansion; and (2) investments in midstream projects such as the MVP and the Southgate. Diversification opportunities to expand and grow the company are a strategic focus of our management team. We are excited about the future and increasing shareholder value.”
Earnings for the quarter ending September 30, 2019 were $455,605 or $0.06 per share compared to $684,459 or $0.09 per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2018. D’Orazio attributed the decrease to prior year tax reform adjustments.
RGC Resources, Inc. provides energy and related products and services to customers in Virginia through its operating subsidiaries Roanoke Gas Company and RGC Midstream, LLC.
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Summary financial statements for the fourth quarter and twelve months are as follows: Fourth Quarter Financial Statements Ending 9/30/19