Gross profit for 2012 was $138.0 million, an increase of $53.8 million or 64 percent over the previous year. The gross profit margin for the year was 7.2 percent compared to 5.0 percent in 2011. The higher gross profit margin primarily reflects higher SWU average prices and sales volumes, partially offset by lower uranium sales volumes. In addition, the gross profit of the contract services segment declined $3.9 million following the completion of Portsmouth site contract service work in the prior periods.As noted earlier, in the fourth quarter of 2012, we expensed $1.1 billion of previously capitalized costs related to the American Centrifuge project based on our annual assessment of these assets. This included previously capitalized costs related to property, plant and equipment (including construction work in progress) of $1,075.6 million, prepayments made to suppliers of $9.9 million and deferred financing costs related to the DOE loan guarantee program of $6.7 million that were previously capitalized during the period 2007 through 2011. Additionally, an expense of $44.6 million was incurred in the second quarter of 2012 related to the title transfer of previously capitalized American Centrifuge machinery and equipment to DOE as provided in the cooperative agreement with DOE for the RD&D program.
USEC Reports Financial Results For The Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2012
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