Roanoke, Va. (April 30, 2018)–RGC Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: RGCO) announced consolidated Company earnings of $3,465,929 or $0.47 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. This includes a $358,901 refund reserve for excess revenues billed to Roanoke Gas customers attributable to the reduction in the federal income tax rate. This compares to consolidated earnings of $3,225,199 or $0.45 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.
Earnings for the twelve months ending March 31, 2018 were $6,300,839 or $0.87 per share compared to $6,230,046 or $0.87 per share for the twelve months ended March 31, 2017. CEO John D’Orazio attributed the increase to improved utility margins associated with infrastructure replacement programs, increased gas volumes attributed to customer growth and the investment in the MVP.
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.
From time to time, the Company may publish forward-looking statements relating to such matters as anticipated financial performance, business prospects, technological developments, new products, research and development activities and similar matters. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for forward-looking statements. In order to comply with the terms of the safe harbor, the Company notes that a variety of factors could cause the Company’s actual results and experience to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the Company’s forward-looking statements.
Net income for the three months ended March 31, 2018 is not indicative of the results to be expected for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018 as quarterly earnings are affected by the highly seasonal nature of the business and weather conditions generally result in greater earnings during the winter months. Past performance is not necessarily a predictor of future results.
Summary financial statements for the second quarter and twelve months are as follows: Second Quarter Financial Statements ending 3/31/18