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SECOND QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS:
SAN LEANDRO, Calif., Aug. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy Recovery Inc. (NASDAQ:ERII), the leader in pressure energy technology for industrial fluid flows, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.
Joel Gay, President and Chief Executive Officer, remarked, "The Company's second quarter is another sign of a strengthening global desalination market and underscores our optimism that this trend will persist through the balance of the year and potentially beyond. As a result of increasing market health, we dislodged previously delayed projects and advanced shipments into the current quarter, resulting in significant mega-project revenue. The mega-project revenue recognized this quarter coupled with over $14 million in new mega-project awards announced in 2015, will allow for higher plant utilization and margin expansion. While the majority of the desalination pipeline remains outside of the United States, our recent awards in California and Texas, as well as the imminent activation of the Carlsbad plant in San Diego, suggest that domestic demand may be at long last beginning to manifest."
"A major initiative this year was the implementation of austerity measures throughout the business in pursuit of achieving break-even profitability in an acceptable time frame. Excluding non-recurring events, operating expenses of $6.3 million represent an 18% decrease over the second quarter of 2014, and reflect the depth of the cost rationalization effort underway. Despite an adjusted quarterly total of $6.3 million, we maintain our targeted run- rate range of $7.0 to $7.5 million which we expect to materialize in the near future. Both the current quarter's operating expenses and desired run-rate demonstrate our increasingly targeted approach to marketing and sales, both of which have been right-sized to the realities of the current economic environment, as well as the nuances of our emerging market segments such as oil & gas and chemical processing."
Mr. Gay continued, "Our momentum in desalination notwithstanding, the first half of the year was one of transition. Our strategy and operating tactics have been reloaded and our executive leadership reconstituted, and as such, we are now exclusively focused on execution. Specific to our emerging market segments of oil & gas and chemical processing, our narrowed focus on the Americas and the Middle East allows for rapid account engagement to initiate or advance retrofit or new-build opportunities within an elongated sales cycle. Through the installation and subsequent monitoring of our IsoGen® system in a Saudi Aramco gas processing plant earlier this year, we were able to crystallize the value proposition and grow our strategic partnership with a premier energy company. We have the financial wherewithal to stay the course and are confident in our ability to monetize the broader market opportunity over time. Specific to the VorTeq™, we are several months into field trials with Liberty Oilfield Services, and while we will not provide a concrete timeline for conclusion, we have been very pleased with the progress to date."
Mr. Gay concluded, "Overall, I am encouraged by the progress discerned through the quarter's results, as well as the intangible advances made on commercial and strategic fronts. With a strengthening desalination market, right-sized cost structure, reloaded strategy and a new executive leadership team, we are bullish on the financial and strategic prospects for the year and beyond."
The Company generated net revenue of $10.5 million in the second quarter of 2015, reflecting an increase of 64% when compared to the second quarter of 2014. The increase in revenue was primarily due to mega-project shipments totaling $3.8 million and higher OEM and AM shipments of $0.5 million. The Company's revenue increased sequentially, by $4.6 million or 79%, from $5.9 million in the first quarter of 2015 as a result of favorable performance across all sales channels.
Higher sales volume attributable to mega-project shipments was the primary driver to a gross profit margin increase to 54% in the second quarter of 2015 from 48% in the prior-year quarter. Other contributing factors also include a favorable shift in price and mix. The Company's gross profit margin decreased sequentially from 57% in the first quarter of 2015 mainly due to lower pricing from a shift in channel and segment mix.
Operating expenses increased to $8.9 million during the second quarter of 2015 from $7.6 million in the second quarter of 2014. The increase was primarily due to non-recurring CEO transition expenses and higher legal expenses, offset by austerity measures initiated in the first quarter of 2015. Operating expenses decreased sequentially by $2.5 million or 22% from $11.4 million. Total non-recurring expenses were $2.7 million for the second quarter of 2015 as compared to $3.0 million in the first quarter of 2015.
Bottom Line Summary
To summarize financial performance for the second quarter of 2015, the Company reported a net loss of $(3.3) million, or $(0.06) per share, largely due to non-recurring expenses. Comparatively, the Company reported a net loss of $(4.6) million, or $(0.09) per share, in the second quarter of 2014. Year-to-date, the Company reported a net loss of $(11.6) million, or $(0.22) per share.
Excluding non-recurring items, for the second quarter of 2015, the Company incurred a net loss of $(0.6) million, or $(0.01) per share. Year-to-date, excluding non-recurring items, the Company incurred a net loss of $(5.9) million, or $(0.11) per share.
Cash Flow Highlights
For the second quarter ended June 30, 2015, the Company generated net cash flow of $2.6 million.
The net loss of $(11.6) million included non-cash expenses of $5.5 million, the largest portion of which were share-based compensation expenses of $3.1 million, and depreciation and amortization expenses of $2.0 million.
Cash used by operating activities was $(8.0) million; favorably impacting cash from operating activities by $3.5 million was the monetization of receivables, chiefly offset by a $(1.5) million increase in inventory, a $(3.6) million decrease in accrued expenses and liabilities, and a $(1.7) million litigation settlement.
Cash generated from investing activities was $10.2 million; favorably impacting cash from investing activities by $8.2 million and $2.4 million were maturities of marketable securities and the release of restricted cash respectively, offset by $0.4 million of capital expenditures. Cash generated from financing activities was $0.3 million attributed to the issuance of common stock related to option exercises.
Balance Sheet Highlights
Including current and non-current restricted cash of $3.0 million, the Company reported unrestricted cash of $18.1 million, short-term investments of $4.7 million, and long-term investments of $0.3 million, all of which represent a combined total of $26.1 million.
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to us and on management's beliefs, assumptions, estimates, or projections and are not guarantees of future events or results. When used in this document, the words such as "bullish," "confident," "expect," "encourage," "maintain," "suggest," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, but are not exclusive means of identifying such statements. Because such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, the Company's actual results may differ materially from the predictions in these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are made as of today, and the Company assumes no obligation to update such statements. In addition to any other factors that may have been discussed herein regarding the risks and uncertainties of our business, please see "Risk Factors" in our Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 6, 2015 as well as other reports filed by the Company with the SEC from time to time.
CONFERENCE CALL TO DISCUSS SECOND QUARTER RESULTS FOR 2015
|Live Conference Call:|
|Thursday, August 6, 2015, 5:30 pm EDT / 2:30pm PDT|
|Conference Call Replay:|
|Expiration:||August 20, 2015|
Investors may also access the live call or the replay online at www.streetevents.com or at the Investors section of the Company's website at www.energyrecovery.com. The replay will be available approximately three hours after the live call concludes.
ABOUT ENERGY RECOVERY, INC
Energy Recovery (NASDAQ:ERII) develops award-winning solutions to improve productivity, profitability, and energy efficiency within the oil & gas, chemical, and water industries. Our products simplify complex systems and protect vulnerable equipment. By recycling fluid pressure that would otherwise be lost in critical processes, we save clients more than $1.4 billion (USD) annually. Headquartered in the Bay Area, Energy Recovery has offices in Shanghai and Dubai. For more information about the Company, please visit our website at www.energyrecovery.com.
|Unaudited Consolidated Financial Results|
|ENERGY RECOVERY, INC.|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|(in thousands, except per share data)|
|Three Months Ended||Six Months Ended|
|June 30,||June 30,|
|Cost of revenue||4,836||3,332||7,367||4,984|
|General and administrative||5,362||2,995||11,640||5,034|
|Sales and marketing||1,994||2,702||4,427||5,197|
|Research and development||1,410||1,724||3,943||2,958|
|Amortization of intangible assets||158||215||317||430|
|Total operating expenses||8,924||7,636||20,327||13,619|
|Loss from operations||(3,276)||(4,561)||(11,346)||(8,299)|
|Other non-operating (expense) income||20||8||(82)||129|
|Loss before income taxes||(3,256)||(4,553)||(11,468)||(8,170)|
|Provision for income taxes||71||58||142||124|
|Basic and diluted net loss per share||($0.06)||($0.09)||($0.22)||($0.16)|
|Shares used in basic and diluted per share calculation||52,026||51,566||51,987||51,506|
|ENERGY RECOVERY, INC.|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|June 30, 2015||December 31, 2014|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$18,107||$15,501|
|Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $162 and $155 at June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively||7,429||10,941|
|Unbilled receivables, current||1,193||1,343|
|Deferred tax assets, net||240||240|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||1,080||1,317|
|Total current assets||43,812||53,241|
|Restricted cash, non-current||1,704||2,850|
|Unbilled receivables, non-current||504||414|
|Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $16,777 and $15,143 at June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively||12,085||13,211|
|Other intangible assets, net||2,849||3,166|
|Other assets, non-current||2||2|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||4,886||8,427|
|Income taxes payable||8||4|
|Accrued warranty reserve||747||755|
|Current portion of long-term debt||11||—|
|Total current liabilities||9,242||11,522|
|Long-term debt, net of current portion||42||—|
|Deferred tax liabilities, non-current, net||2,119||1,989|
|Deferred revenue, non-current||68||59|
|Other non-current liabilities||839||2,453|
|Commitments and Contingencies (Note 9)|
|Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding||—||—|
|Common stock, $0.001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 54,510,642 shares issued and 52,031,186 shares outstanding at June 30, 2015, and 54,398,421 shares issued and 51,918,965 shares outstanding at December 31, 2014||55||54|
|Additional paid-in capital||127,803||124,440|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(47)||(73)|
|Treasury stock, at cost 2,479,456 shares repurchased at both June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014||(6,835)||(6,835)|
|Total stockholders' equity||61,698||69,918|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$74,008||$85,941|
|ENERGY RECOVERY, INC.|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS|
|Six Months Ended|
|Cash Flows From Operating Activities|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||1,959||1,998|
|Deferred income taxes||131||111|
|Amortization of premiums/discounts on investments||130||239|
|Other non-cash adjustments||86||(153)|
|Provision for doubtful accounts||59||126|
|Valuation adjustments for excess or obsolete inventory||21||43|
|Unrealized loss on foreign currency transactions||21||41|
|Provision for warranty claims||15||48|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Prepaid and other assets||239||(213)|
|Income taxes payable||4||4|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||(3,633)||(2,443)|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(7,950)||(193)|
|Cash Flows From Investing Activities|
|Maturities of marketable securities||8,235||4,065|
|Net cash provided by investing activities||10,228||1,733|
|Cash Flows From Financing Activities|
|Net proceeds from issuance of common stock||293||1,138|
|Proceeds from borrowings||55||—|
|Repayment of long-term debt||(2)||—|
|Repurchase of common stock for treasury||—||(633)|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||346||505|
|Effect of exchange rate differences on cash and cash equivalents||(18)||31|
|Net change in cash and cash equivalents||2,606||2,076|
|Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period||15,501||14,371|
|Cash and cash equivalents, end of period||$18,107||$16,447|
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