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Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) – Another Difficult Quarter

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation is the largest provider of dredging services in the United States. In addition, Great Lakes is fully engaged in expanding its core business into the rapidly developing offshore wind energy industry. The Company has a long history of performing significant international projects. The Company employs experienced civil, ocean and mechanical engineering staff in its estimating, production and project management functions. In its over 131-year history, the Company has never failed to complete a marine project. Great Lakes owns and operates the largest and most diverse fleet in the U.S. dredging industry, comprised of approximately 200 specialized vessels. Great Lakes has a disciplined training program for engineers that ensures experienced-based performance as they advance through Company operations. The Company’s Incident-and Injury-Free® (IIF®) safety management program is integrated into all aspects of the Company’s culture. The Company’s commitment to the IIF® culture promotes a work environment where employee safety is paramount.

Joe Gomes, Senior Research Analyst, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

Joshua Zoepfel, Research Associate, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

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Lowered Expectations. Last week, Great Lakes provided an update for 4Q22, with revenue and gross margins expected to be below previous forecasts. Recall, management had previously expected revenue of $175-$185 million and gross profit margin (gpm) in the “high single digits” for 4Q22. We had estimated revenue of $175 million and a gpm of 6.9%.

Impacts. The quarter is being impacted by a number of items, including the early retirement of the Terrapin Island, unexpected drydocking scope increases for the Ellis Island and Padre Island, weather delays on several projects in the northeast, and some project production issues.


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