PENNINGTON, N.J., Dec. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPTT) today announced financial results for its Fiscal 2016 second quarter ended October 31, 2015.
George H. Kirby, President and Chief Executive Officer of OPT, stated, "I am pleased with our second quarter results as we executed on our objectives and achieved considerable progress on both the technical and commercial fronts. During the second quarter, we deployed the APB350 (A1) and initiated Accelerated Life Testing (ALT) on our redesigned APB350 PowerTakeoff system. We formed a Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) to provide critical industry feedback on market applications and requirements to increase our speed to market. Furthermore, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with Gardline Environmental, Ltd, one of our TAP members, to jointly investigate innovative metocean monitoring and maritime security systems for prospective customers."
Mr. Kirby continued, "Consistent with our strategic pivot away from large grid-connected systems to smaller autonomous PowerBuoys, we have made considerable progress toward our next-generation APB350, which we are moving to commercialization. We expect the APB350 will feature an enhanced electrical storage system, a higher efficiency power management system, and "plug and play" capability, making it end-user payload agnostic. I am excited to announce this next-generation buoy has undergone a critical design review, and we expect the APB350 to undergo significant in-ocean and accelerated life testing in the next year. We currently project that in calendar year 2016, it will achieve a maturity level that will allow us to proceed with a commercial launch of our product."
Results for the Second Fiscal Quarter Ended October 31, 2015
For the three months ended October 31, 2015, OPT reported revenue of $0.5 million, as compared to revenue of $1.7 million for the three months ended October 31, 2014. The decrease in revenues compared with the prior year was primarily related to decreased billable costs on our project with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding ("MES") and with our contract with the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE"). The MES project is currently undergoing a stage-gate review as discussed more fully in the MD&A section of our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the second fiscal 2016 quarter ended October 31, 2015.
The net loss for the three months ended October 31, 2015 was $3.0 million as compared to a net loss of $4.4 million for the three months ended October 31, 2014. The decrease in net loss is primarily due to lower selling, general and administrative expenses including reduced third party consulting, site development and patent amortization costs. During the three months ended October 31, 2015, we recovered product development costs from prior periods under our cost-sharing contract with the European Union for our WavePort project. In addition, the prior year included $0.3 million of gross loss due to a change in project cost estimates related to the MES contract.
Results for the Six Months Ended October 31, 2015
For the six months ended October 31, 2015, OPT reported revenue of $0.6 million, as compared to revenue of $3.3 million for the six months ended October 31, 2014. The decrease in revenue is primarily related to decreased billable work for the DOE, WavePort and MES contracts.
The net loss for the six months ended October 31, 2015 was $7.1 million, as compared to a net loss of $7.7 million for the six months ended October 31, 2014. The decrease in the Company's net loss year-over-year primarily reflects increased estimated project costs associated with our contract with MES in the prior year period as well as reduced legal, third party consulting, site development costs and patent amortization expenses compared with the prior year period. These decreases were partially offset in part by higher product development costs related to our APB350 and PB40 projects.
Balance Sheet and Available Cash
As of October 31, 2015, total cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities were $10.4 million, down from $17.4 million on April 30, 2015. As of October 31, 2015 and April 30, 2015, restricted cash was $0.4 million and $0.5 million, respectively. Net cash used in operating activities was $7.0 million during the six months ended October 31, 2015, compared with $12.1 million for the six months quarter ended October 31, 2014. The prior year reflects the return of $4.7 million related to an advance payment received from ARENA while the current year reflects costs related to increased deployment activity.
Mr. Kirby concluded, "We are especially encouraged by A1's performance, particularly power generation to date, which has generated positive market feedback. We continue to believe that our PowerBuoys will be cost-effective alternatives to incumbent solutions that generally use less reliable and more costly sources of power, as well as enable new applications. Further, we remain focused on discussing new opportunities for joint development and projects with potential partners and customers as part of our commercialization efforts. Overall, we are excited about the growth opportunities in front of us, and we look forward to achieving further progress in the near future."
Conference Call Details
The Company will host a conference call and webcast to review financial and operating results. The call will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. Please call 1-844-864-2538 and enter pass code 5968623. Additionally, the call will be webcast live at the Company's website at www.oceanpowertechnologies.com. A telephonic replay will be available from 1:00 p.m. eastern time the day of the teleconference until December 22, 2015. To listen to the archived call, dial 1-855-859-2056 and enter pass code 5968623, or access the webcast replay via the Company website at www.oceanpowertechnologies.com, where a transcript will be posted once available.
About Ocean Power Technologies
Headquartered in Pennington, New Jersey, Ocean Power Technologies (Nasdaq:OPTT) is a pioneer in renewable wave-energy technology that converts ocean wave energy into electricity. OPT has developed and is seeking to commercialize its proprietary PowerBuoy® technology, which is based on a modular design and has undergone periodic ocean testing since 1997. OPT specializes in designing cost-effective, and environmentally sound ocean wave based power generation and management technology.
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FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW
Additional information may be found in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The Form 10-Q may be accessed at www.sec.gov or at the Company's website in the Investor Relations section.
|Consolidated Balance Sheets as of|
|October 31, 2015 and April 30, 2015|
|ASSETS||October 31, 2015||April 30, 2015|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 10,339,322||$ 17,335,734|
|Other current assets||329,826||186,641|
|Total current assets||11,283,503||18,221,064|
|Property and equipment, net||219,403||263,898|
|Other noncurrent assets||284,958||335,924|
|Total assets||$ 11,787,864||$ 18,870,886|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accounts payable||$ 258,655||$ 352,827|
|Current portion of long-term debt||100,000||100,000|
|Total current liabilities||2,835,862||2,959,946|
|Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. Stockholders' equity:|
|Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; authorized 5,000,000 shares, none issued or outstanding||--||--|
|Common stock, $0.001 par value; authorized 105,000,000 shares, issued 1,836,620 and 1,838,776 shares, respectively||1,837||1,839|
|Treasury stock, at cost; 4,318 and 3,865 shares, respectively||(133,740)||(132,016)|
|Additional paid-in capital||180,730,459||180,803,339|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(302,697)||(229,915)|
|Total Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. stockholders' equity||8,352,002||15,688,192|
|Noncontrolling interest in Ocean Power Technologies (Australasia) Pty Ltd.||--||(427,252)|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$ 11,787,864||$ 18,870,886|
|Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|For the Three and Six Months Ended October 31, 2015 and 2014|
|Three Months Ended||Six Months Ended|
|October 31,||October 31,|
|Revenues||$ 494,412||$ 1,747,788||600,078||$ 3,288,316|
|Cost of revenues||494,412||1,998,076||600,078||3,965,240|
|Product development costs||1,177,656||1,224,487||3,660,444||1,144,432|
|Selling, general and administrative costs||1,821,993||2,708,878||3,728,938||5,831,850|
|Total operating expenses||2,999,649||3,933,365||7,389,382||6,976,282|
|Interest income (expense), net||3,712||3,424||8,835||(55,196)|
|Other Income (expense), net||(8,080)||--||242,927||185,000|
|Foreign exchange loss||(24,801)||(216,249)||(5,842)||(221,907)|
|Less: Net (profit) loss attributable to the noncontrolling interest in Ocean Power Technologies (Australasia) Pty Ltd.||2,057||26,784||(45,340)||92,863|
|Net loss attributable to Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.||$ (3,026,761)||$ (4,369,694)||(7,188,802)||$ (7,652,446)|
|Basic and diluted net loss per share||$ (1.71)||$ (2.50)||(4.08)||$ (4.38)|
|Weighted average shares used to compute basic and diluted net loss per share||1,773,978||1,748,156||1,762,805||1,747,312|
|Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows|
|For the Six Months Ended October 31, 2015 and 2014|
|Six Months Ended October 31,|
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Net loss||$ (7,143,462)||$ (7,745,309)|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:|
|Foreign exchange (gain) loss||5,842||221,907|
|Depreciation and amortization||55,629||486,640|
|Compensation expense related to stock option grants and restricted stock||276,912||153,153|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Other current assets||(144,364)||291,903|
|Other noncurrent assets||51,718||(131,539)|
|Advance payment received from ARENA||--||(4,709,055)|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(6,984,705)||(12,110,977)|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Purchases of marketable securities||--||(13,746,959)|
|Maturities of marketable securities||50,000||11,745,562|
|Purchases of equipment||(11,130)||(10,896)|
|Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities||89,699||4,700,266|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Repayment of debt||(50,000)||(50,000)|
|Proceeds from the sale of common stock, net of issuance costs||4,798||1,155|
|Acquisition of treasury stock||(1,724)||(1,309)|
|Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities||(46,926)||(50,154)|
|Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents||(54,480)||(159,086)|
|Net increase in cash and cash equivalents||(6,996,412)||(7,619,951)|
|Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period||17,335,734||13,858,659|
|Cash and cash equivalents, end of period||$ 10,339,322||$ 6,238,708|
CONTACT: Company Contact: Mark A. Featherstone, Chief Financial Officer of OPT Phone: 609-730-0400 Investor Contact: Shawn Severson The Blueshirt Group Phone: (415)489-2198
Source:Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.