EX-99.1 2 v309632_ex99-1.htm EXHIBIT 99.1

 

 

 News Release – April 17, 2012

 

ThermoEnergy Contact

Ted Klowan: 508-854-1628

tklowan@thermoenergy.com

 

Investor Relations Contact

Chris Camarra: 212-398-3487

ccamarra@allianceadvisors.net

 

 

ThermoEnergy Corporation Announces 94% Revenue Increase for 2011

 

Worcester, MA, April 17, 2012 - ThermoEnergy Corporation (OTCBB: TMEN), a diversified technologies company engaged in the development and sale of disruptive wastewater treatment and power generation technologies in global markets, today announced revenue increased 94% to $5.6 million for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011. Gross profit increased to $404,000 from $75,000 in 2010.

 

Mr. Cary Bullock, President and Chief Executive Officer of ThermoEnergy said, “We are pleased with our strong financial results in 2011 and expect that we will continue to increase revenue on an annualized basis in 2012. The fourth quarter of 2011 was our strongest revenue quarter to date, and during 2011 we successfully improved our balance sheet while eliminating our secured debt. During the year we achieved numerous milestones that we believe have positioned us for significant growth in 2012.”

 

Mr. Bullock continued, “We recently formed Unity Power Alliance, a company dedicated to developing, promoting, and commercializing pressurized oxy-combustion as a new, preferred clean combustion platform. We expect this solution to be utilized for repowering existing coal-fired power plants in the United States, and building new clean power plants around the world. Both our wastewater and power generation business lines are expected to have strong contract pipelines for 2012, and we plan on entering into several new ventures aimed at expanding our revenue base, including a pilot project for the treatment of fracking water and deployment of effluent emission solutions at palm oil plants in Latin America.”


Operational and Financial Highlights:

 

·Full year revenues increased to $5.6M compared to $2.8M in 2010.
·Gross profit for 2011 fiscal year increased 439% to $404,000.
·Commissioned a $4M fresh water system in Africa.
·Added seasoned industry veteran as our VP of Sales and Marketing, Alden Whitney.
·Expanded our facility for anticipated growth.
·Recently launched Unity Power Alliance, the company's vehicle to develop and commercialize its emissions-free, clean-combustion technologies.
oUnity Power will seek the involvement of other major firms and organizations with an interest in promoting the technology.
·Developing a pilot project for treating and reusing fracking water which management believes may result in a multiple system sale.
·Signed a term sheet to deliver solutions to wastewater and effluent emission problems in South America.

 

 
 

 

Twelve Month Unaudited Financial Results for the Period Ended December 31, 2011

 

For the twelve month period ended December 31, 2011 the Company recorded revenues of $5,583,000, a 94% increase compared to $2,874,000 recorded in 2010. In 2011, ThermoEnergy completed engineering and design work on our NYCDEP contract and started system construction activities, which resulted in significantly higher revenues from the NYCDEP contract.

 

Gross profit increased for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 was $404,000 or 7.2% of revenues compared to gross profit of $75,000 or 2.6% in 2010. The increase is mainly due to higher gross margins realized on the NYCDEP contract in 2011 as we completed engineering and design work and shifted toward higher margin system construction activities in the third quarter of 2011.

 

General and administrative expenses totaled $4,806,000 in 2011, a decrease of $994,000 compared to 2010. The decrease is attributable to lower non-cash stock option expense in 2011 as certain tranches of stock options for our executive officers vested ratably in 2010 and ended in early 2011.

 

Engineering, research and development expenses totaled $299,000 in 2011, a decrease of $344,000 compared to 2010. Our engineering group was fully utilized in the first three quarters of 2011 performing design and system fabrication work related to our NYCDEP contract. Our engineering group was not fully utilized until the third quarter of 2010. As a result, we charged $679,000 of engineering costs to costs of revenues in 2011 compared to $324,000 in 2010.

 

Selling expenses totaled $2,406,000 in 2011, an increase of $1,125,000 compared to 2010. The increase is due to increased sales headcount in 2011, as we focused on building our sales force to generate new business, as well as increased marketing and business development activity in 2011, as we began to market our product offerings in Europe and Asia.

 

Net loss attributable to common stockholders for 2011 was $0.30/share as compared to a loss of $0.31/share for 2010. Weighted average shares outstanding for 2011 and 2010 were 56.8 million and 54.0 million, respectively.

 

We retired all of our secured debt in 2011 totaling $8.1 million. The Company had cash on hand at December 31, 2011 of $3.1 million.

 

 
 

 

The above 2011 financial results are unaudited. The audit is taking longer than expected as a result of management's discovery of certain errors in the accounting of our financing transactions. The financial results presented below include management's adjustments to date resulting in lower full year loss and an improvement to our balance sheet. None of the errors related to our cash position, revenues or loss from operations for any of the periods in which such errors occurred. We expect to file our 10-K within the next two weeks.

 

Please see our Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 13th for additional details.  

 

Investor Conference Call

 

The company will host a conference call this morning at 10:00 a.m. EDT. Management will make a brief presentation focusing on the company's results, strategies and operating plans. Those wishing to dial in to the call via telephone can do so at Toll Free: 1-877-941-1427. Toll/International: 1-480-629-9664 Conference ID: 4532077.

 

A live webcast will be available at: http://viavid.net/dce.aspx?sid=0000962C.

 

About ThermoEnergy

 

Founded in 1988, ThermoEnergy is a diversified technologies company engaged in the worldwide development, sales and commercialization of patented and/or proprietary municipal and industrial wastewater treatment and power generation technologies. Additional information on the Company and its technologies can be found on its website at www.thermoenergy.com.

 

THIS PRESS RELEASE INCLUDES STATEMENTS THAT MAY CONSTITUTE "FORWARD LOOKING" STATEMENTS, USUALLY CONTAINING THE WORDS "ESTIMATE", "PROJECT", "EXPECT" OR SIMILAR EXPRESSIONS. FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS INHERENTLY INVOLVE RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES THAT COULD CAUSE ACTUAL RESULTS TO DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM CURRENT EXPECTATIONS. BY MAKING THESE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS, THE COMPANY UNDERTAKES NO OBLIGATION TO UPDATE THESE STATEMENTS FOR REVISIONS OR CHANGES.

 

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THERMOENERGY CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

 

   Three Months Ended
December 31,
   Year Ended
December 31,
 
   2011   2010   2011   2010 
   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)     
                 
Revenue  $2,008   $820   $5,583   $2,874 
Less: cost of revenue   1,859    876    5,179    2,799 
Gross profit   149    (56)   404    75 
                     
Operating Expenses:                    
General and administrative   1,213    1,949    4,806    5,800 
Engineering, research and development   22    84    299    643 
Sales and marketing   767    381    2,448    1,281 
Total operating expenses   2,002    2,414    7,553    7,724 
                     
Loss from operations   (1,853)   (2,470)   (7,149)   (7,649)
                     
Other income (expense):                    
Warrant expense       (107)       (107)
Gain on payroll tax settlement       2,263        2,263 
Loss on extinguishment of debt           (5,751)   (614)
Derivative liability income (loss)   227    28    1,736    (293)
Equity in losses of joint venture   (3)   (7)   (389)   (74)
Interest and other expense, net   (108)   (1,065)   (1,319)   (2,311)
        Total other Expenses   116    1,112    (5,723)   (2,201)
                     
Net loss   (1,737)   (1,358)   (12,872)   (9,850)
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest            57     
                     
Net loss attributable to ThermoEnergy Corporation   (1,737)   (1,358)   (12,815)   (9,850)
Deemed dividend on Series B Convertible Preferred Stock             (4,271)   (6,900)
                     
Net loss attributable to ThermoEnergy Corporation common stockholders  $(1,737)  $(1,358)  $(17,086)  $(16,750)
                     
Net loss per share attributable to ThermoEnergy Corporation common stockholders, basic and diluted  $(0.03)  $(0.02)  $(0.30)  $(0.31)
                     
Weighted average shares used in computing loss per share, basic and diluted   57,748,620    55,116,116    56,819,885    54,041,586 

  

 
 

 

THERMOENERGY CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share and par value amounts)

 

  

December 31,

2011

  

December 31,

2010

 
ASSETS  (Unaudited)     
Current Assets:          
Cash  $3,056   $4,299 
Accounts receivable, net   4,228    1,043 
Costs in excess of billings   132     
Inventories   167    65 
Other current assets   590    289 
Total Current Assets   8,173    5,696 
           
Property and equipment, net   544    560 
Other assets   72    61 
           
TOTAL ASSETS  $8,789   $6,317 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIENCY          
Current Liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $2,640   $722 
Convertible debt, current portion   1,250     
Accrued payroll taxes   599    1,470 
Billings in excess of costs   5,131    1,880 
Derivative liability, current portion   600     
Other current liabilities   1,234    1,995 
Total Current Liabilities   11,454    6,067 
           
Long Term Liabilities:          
Derivative liability   94    2,852 
Convertible debt, net   1,571    8,892 
Other long term liabilities   160    180 
Total Long Term Liabilities   1,825    11,924 
           
Total Liabilities   13,279    17,991 
           
Commitments and contingencies (Note 11)          
           
Stockholders' Deficiency:          
Preferred Stock:          
Series A Convertible Preferred Stock   2    2 
Series B Convertible Preferred Stock   117    60 
Common Stock   85    55 
Additional paid-in capital   99,320    79,345 
Accumulated deficit   (103,990)   (91,118)
Treasury stock   (18)   (18)
Total ThermoEnergy Corporation Stockholders’ Deficiency   (4,484)   (11,674)
Noncontrolling interest   (6)    
Total Stockholders’ Deficiency   (4,490)   (11,674)
           
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIENCY  $8,789   $6,317 

 

 
 

 

THERMOENERGY CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

   Year Ended December 31, 
   2011   2010 
Operating Activities:  (Unaudited)     
Net loss  $(12,872)  $(9,850)
Adjustment to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Stock option expense   1,002    2,066 
Warrant expense       107 
Common stock issued for services   114    54 
Gain on payroll tax settlement       (2,263)
Loss on extinguishment of debt   5,751    614 
Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment   62     
Equity in losses of joint venture   389    74 
Derivative liability (income) expense   (1,736)   293 
Non-cash interest added to debt   245    941 
Series B Preferred Convertible Stock and warrants issued for note holder settlement expenses       534 
Purchase of treasury stock       (18)
Depreciation   89    52 
Provision for inventory reserves   35    9 
Amortization of discount on convertible debt   735    2,243 
Increase (decrease) in cash arising from changes in assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable   (3,079)   (1,036)
Costs in excess of billings   (238)    
Inventories   (137)    
Other current assets   (307)   (84)
Accounts payable   1,918    (90)
Billings in excess of costs   3,251    1,482 
Other current liabilities   (1,303)   (707)
Other long-term liabilities   (20)   (49)
           
Net cash used in operating activities   (6,101)   (5,628)
           
Investing Activities:          
Investment in joint venture   (400)   (61)
Purchases of property and equipment   (135)   (371)
           
Net cash used in investing activities   (535)   (432)
           
Financing Activities:          
Proceeds from issuance of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock and warrants, net of issuance costs of $375       4,625 
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs of $196   2,436     
Proceeds from issuance of convertible promissory notes   5,760    4,625 
Payments on convertible promissory notes   (2,803)    
           
Net cash provided by financing activities   5,393    9,250 
           
Net change in cash   (1,243)   3,190 
Cash, beginning of year   4,299    1,109 
Cash, end of year  $3,056   $4,299 
           
Supplemental schedule of non-cash financing activities:          
Conversion of short-term borrowings and accrued interest to Series B Convertible Preferred Stock  $10,291   $1,900 
Conversion of convertible notes and accrued interest to common stock  $   $433 
Debt discount recognized on short-term borrowings  $60   $3,053 
Accrued interest added to debt  $153   $323