Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
We are a leading fabricator of complex steel structures, modules and marine vessels used in energy extraction and production, petrochemical and industrial facilities, power generation, alternative energy and shipping and marine transportation operations. We also provide related project management for EPC projects along with installation, hookup, commissioning and repair and maintenance services. In addition, we perform civil, drainage and other work for state and local governments. We operate and manage our business through four operating divisions: Fabrication, Shipyard, Services and EPC. Our corporate headquarters is located in Houston, Texas, with fabrication facilities located in Houma, Jennings and Lake Charles, Louisiana.

We recently completed the fabrication of complex modules for the construction of a new petrochemical facility and the newbuild construction and delivery of a technologically-advanced OSV. Current significant projects include the construction of ten harbor tug vessels, two offshore regional class marine research vessels, an ice-breaker tug, and the expansion of a paddle wheel riverboat. We were also recently awarded a contract for the construction of a towing, salvage and rescue ship for the U.S. Navy with options for seven additional vessels. Previous projects include the fabrication of wind turbine pedestals for the first offshore wind power project in the U.S., and construction of one of the largest liftboats servicing the GOM, one of the deepest production jackets in the GOM, and the first SPAR hull fabricated in the U.S. Our customers include U.S. and, to a lesser extent, international energy producers, petrochemical, industrial, power, and marine operators, EPC companies and certain agencies of the U.S. government.

The accompanying unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements include the accounts of Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries. All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. The Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with GAAP for interim financial statements, the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, the Consolidated Financial Statements do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In our opinion, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2018.

The Consolidated Balance Sheet at December 31, 2017, has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. Certain balances at December 31, 2017 have been reclassified within our Consolidated Balance Sheet to conform to our September 30, 2018 presentation. For further information, refer to the Consolidated Financial Statements and notes thereto included in our 2017 Annual Report.

Business Outlook

We continue to strategically position the Company to participate in the fabrication of petrochemical and industrial facilities, pursue offshore wind opportunities, enter the EPC industry, and diversify our customer base within all of our operating divisions. In addition, we continue to focus on maintaining liquidity and securing meaningful new contract awards and backlog in the near-term, and generating operating income and cash flow from operations in the longer-term. We have made significant progress in our efforts to improve our liquidity, including reductions in costs (including reducing our workforce and reducing the cash compensation paid to our directors and the salaries of our executive officers) and the divestiture of underutilized assets.

During the second quarter 2018, we completed the sale our Texas South Yard for $55.0 million, less selling costs of $1.5 million, for total net proceeds during the nine months ended September 30, 2018 of $53.5 million and a gain of approximately $3.9 million. In addition, on September 26, 2018, we entered into an agreement to sell our Texas North Yard and certain associated equipment for $28.0 million. We received $0.5 million during the third quarter 2018 as a deposit on the property, which is refundable under certain circumstances. The sale is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter 2018 and is subject to customary closing conditions, including the purchaser’s right to conduct inspections of the property related to confirmation of title, surveys, environmental conditions, easements and access rights, and third-party consents. See Note 2 for further discussion of the sale of our Texas South Yard and the anticipated sale of our Texas North Yard.

We believe that our cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments at September 30, 2018, and availability under our Credit Agreement, will be sufficient to enable us to fund our operating expenses, meet our working capital and capital expenditure requirements, and satisfy any debt service obligations or other funding requirements, for at least twelve months from the date of this Report.

Cash and cash equivalents

We consider all highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents.

Short-term investments

Short-term investments include U.S. Treasuries and other investment-grade commercial paper with maturities of six months or less. We intend to hold these investments until maturity and have stated them at amortized cost. Due to their near-term maturities, amortized cost approximates fair value. All of our short-term investments are traded on active markets with quoted prices and represent level 1 fair value measurements. See Note 4 for further discussion of our fair value measurements.

Income Taxes

At December 31, 2017, we had gross federal NOL carryforwards to offset future taxable income of $62.8 million, of which $4.0 million will expire on December 31, 2035. Our remaining federal NOL carryforwards will expire December 31, 2037. We have provided a valuation allowance against our deferred tax assets if, based upon the available evidence, it is more likely than not that some or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. At September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, our net deferred tax assets were fully reserved with a valuation allowance.

During the fourth quarter 2018, we filed our 2017 federal tax return which did not result in any material adjustment to the provisional tax amounts we recorded under Staff Accounting Bulletin 118 at December 31, 2017, related to our evaluation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Our overall evaluation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is not complete as we expect to file certain remaining state tax returns during the fourth quarter 2018; however, adjustments to our remaining state returns, if any, are not expected to be material.

Revenue Recognition

Revenue for our fixed-price and unit-rate contracts is recognized under the percentage-of-completion method, computed by the significant inputs method, which measures the percentage of labor hours incurred to date as compared to estimated total labor hours for each contract. Revenue for our T&M contracts is recognized at contracted rates when the work is performed, the costs are incurred and collection is reasonably assured. See Note 3 for further discussion of our revenue recognition policy and related accounting for our contracts.

On January 1, 2018, we adopted ASU No. 2014-09, Topic 606 “Revenue from Contracts with Customers”, which supersedes the revenue recognition requirements in FASB ASC Topic 605, “Revenue Recognition.” Topic 606 requires entities to recognize revenue in a way that depicts the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. Our adoption of Topic 606 included a detailed review of our significant contracts that were not substantially complete as of January 1, 2018. Based on our review, we concluded that revenue recognition for our fixed-price and unit-rate contracts using the percentage-of-completion method, computed by measuring the percentage of labor hours incurred to date as compared to estimated total labor hours for each contract, is still appropriate. Our review also determined that Topic 606 did not impact the timing of revenue recognition for our T&M contracts. Based on the aforementioned, we concluded that the impact of adoption of Topic 606 as of January 1, 2018, was immaterial to our Consolidated Financial Statements and no adjustment was required. See Note 3 for further discussion of our adoption of Topic 606.
New Accounting Standards

Leases - In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, “Leases,” which requires lessees to record most leases on their balance sheet but recognize expense in a manner similar to current guidance. ASU 2016-02 will be effective for us in the first quarter 2019. The new standard is required to be applied using a modified retrospective approach. Upon adoption, we will record a right of use asset and corresponding liability for our operating leases.We continue to evaluate the effect that ASU 2016-02 will have on our financial position, results of operations and related disclosures. We are currently designing and implementing process changes and evaluating the information requirements necessary to properly account for ASU 2016-02.

Financial instruments - In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, “Financial Instruments - Credit Losses - Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments,” which changes the way companies evaluate credit losses for most financial assets and certain other instruments. For trade and other receivables, short-term investments, loans and other instruments, entities will be required to use a new forward-looking “expected loss” model to evaluate impairment, potentially resulting in earlier recognition of allowances for losses. The new standard also requires enhanced disclosures, including the requirement to disclose the information used to track credit quality by year of origination for most financing receivables. ASU 2016-13 will be effective for us in the first quarter 2020. Early adoption of the new standard is permitted; however, we have not elected to early adopt the standard. The new standard is required to be applied using a cumulative-effect transition method. We are currently evaluating the effect that ASU 2016-13 will have on our financial position, results of operations and related disclosures.