Capstone Turbine Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Operating Results

Record Gross Margin of 20% on Record Revenue of $37.0 Million; Record Backlog of $160.4 Million

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CHATSWORTH, Calif., Feb. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Turbine Corporation (Nasdaq:CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, today announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2014 ended December 31, 2013.

Third Quarter 2014 Highlights

  • Record revenue of $37.0 million, up 11% year-over-year
  • Record product revenue of $29.9 million, up 14% year-over-year
  • Record gross margin of $7.3 million, up 59% year-over-year
  • Gross margin as a percentage of revenue of 20%, compared to 14% in third quarter Fiscal 2013
  • New product orders of $40.5 million resulting in book-to-bill ratio of 1.4:1
  • Cash balance of $31.6 million at December 31, 2013

Management Commentary

"During the third Fiscal quarter of 2014 we reached new company highs for quarterly revenue, gross margin and backlog, with strong shipments and solid new order momentum," saidDarren Jamison, Capstone's President and Chief Executive Officer. "These strong results reflect the success that we are having in penetrating our key markets such as oil and gas and critical power supply while simultaneously managing costs. Our book-to-bill ratio and ending cash balance were excellent, and we are very close to achieving EBITDA breakeven for the first time in company history. We expect to meet our year-end goals for cash and EBITDA during the current quarter, closing out another year of exceptional progress for Capstone."

Third Quarter 2014 Financial Summary

Revenue for the third quarter of Fiscal 2014 was $37.0 million, compared to $35.3 million for the second quarter of Fiscal 2014, and $33.3 million for the third quarter of Fiscal 2013.

Capstone's backlog as of December 31, 2013 was $160.4 million, compared to $149.8 million at September 30, 2013, and $136.5 million at December 31, 2012.

Gross margin for the third quarter of Fiscal 2014 was $7.3 million, or 20% of revenue, compared to $4.9 million, or 14% of revenue, for the second quarter of Fiscal 2014, and $4.6 million, or 14% of revenue, for the third quarter of Fiscal 2013.

Research and development expenses were $2.3 million for the third quarter of Fiscal 2014,compared to $2.0 million for the second quarter of Fiscal 2014, and $2.2 million for the third quarter of Fiscal 2013. 

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $7.0 million for the third quarter of Fiscal 2014, compared to $6.6 million for the second quarter of Fiscal 2014 and $6.8 million for the third quarter of Fiscal 2013.

Capstone's net loss was $2.2 million, or $0.01 loss per share, for the third quarter of Fiscal 2014, compared to a net loss of $3.9 million, or $0.01 loss per share, for the second quarter of Fiscal 2014, and a net loss of $4.5 million, or $0.01 per share, for the third quarter of Fiscal 2013.  Capstone's loss from operations for the third quarter of Fiscal 2014 was $1.9 million, compared to $3.7 million for the second quarter of Fiscal 2014, and $4.4 million for the third quarter of Fiscal 2013.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

At December 31, 2013, cash and cash equivalents totaled $31.6 million, compared to $28.3 million at September 30, 2013, and $41.9 million at December 31, 2012. 

During the quarter ended December 31, 2013, cash used in operating activities was $3.8 million and capital expenditures totaled $0.2 million. This compares to cash used in operating activities of $3.9 million and $0.2 million in capital expenditures during the quarter ended December 31, 2012.

Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will host a conference call today, February 10, 2014, at 1:45 p.m. Pacific Time (4:45 p.m. Eastern). Access to the live broadcast and a replay of the webcast will be available for 30 days through the Investor Relations page on the Company's website: www.capstoneturbine.com.

About Capstone Turbine Corporation

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST) is the world's leading producer of low-emission microturbine systems, and was the first to market commercially viable microturbine energy products. Capstone Turbine has shipped approximately 7,000 Capstone Microturbine systems to customers worldwide. These award-winning systems have logged millions of documented runtime operating hours. Capstone Turbine is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Combined Heat and Power Partnership, which is committed to improving the efficiency of the nation's energy infrastructure and reducing emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. A UL-Certified ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified company, Capstone is headquartered in the Los Angeles area with sales and/or service centers in the New York Metro Area, United Kingdom, Mexico City, Shanghai and Singapore.

"Capstone" and "Capstone MicroTurbine" are registered trademarks of Capstone Turbine Corporation. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements," as that term is used in the federal securities laws, about meeting our cash and EBITDA goals. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "expects," "objective," "intend," "targeted," "plan" and similar phrases. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties described in Capstone's Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that may cause Capstone's actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied in such statements. Capstone cautions investors not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Capstone undertakes no obligation, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

 – Financial Tables Follow –

     
CAPSTONE TURBINE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share amounts)
(Unaudited)
     
  December 31, March 31,
  2013 2013
ASSETS    
Current Assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 31,571  $ 38,817
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $2,126 at December 31, 2013 and $2,142 at March 31, 2013  22,046 17,941
Inventories  22,086 18,513
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  2,588 2,588
Total current assets  78,291 77,859
Property, plant and equipment, net  3,095 3,543
Non-current portion of inventories  2,995 3,252
Intangible assets, net  1,912 2,313
Other assets  308 371
Total   $ 86,601  $ 87,338
     
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY    
     
Current Liabilities:    
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 29,975  $ 24,121
Accrued salaries and wages  1,533 1,721
Accrued warranty reserve  2,765 2,299
Deferred revenue  2,645 3,089
Revolving credit facility  13,204 13,476
Current portion of notes payable and capital lease obligations  612 361
Warrant liability  10
Total current liabilities  49,734 45,077
Long-term portion of notes payable and capital lease obligations  238 233
Other long-term liabilities  91 142
Commitments and contingencies     
Stockholders' Equity:    
Preferred stock, $.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; none issued 
Common stock, $.001 par value; 515,000,000 shares authorized, 311,136,986 shares issued and 309,993,712 shares outstanding at December 31, 2013; 305,661,276 shares issued and 304,622,573 shares outstanding at March 31, 2013  311 306
Additional paid-in capital  804,407 796,767
Accumulated deficit  (766,850) (753,975)
Treasury stock, at cost; 1,143,274 shares at December 31, 2013 and 1,038,703 shares at March 31, 2013  (1,330) (1,212)
Total stockholders' equity  36,538 41,886
Total   $ 86,601  $ 87,338
     
         
CAPSTONE TURBINE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
         
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  December 31, December 31,
  2013 2012 2013 2012
Revenue  $37,003 $33,257 $96,667 $92,187
Cost of goods sold  29,668 28,639 81,117 82,794
Gross margin  7,335 4,618 15,550 9,393
Operating expenses:        
Research and development  2,267 2,188 6,558 6,805
Selling, general and administrative  6,991 6,816 21,200 20,692
Total operating expenses  9,258 9,004 27,758 27,497
Loss from operations  (1,923) (4,386) (12,208) (18,104)
Other (expense) income  (2) (22) 26
Interest expense  (176) (205) (538) (524)
Change in fair value of warrant liability  304 10 755
Loss before income taxes  (2,101) (4,287) (12,758) (17,847)
Provision for income taxes  88 190 117 586
Net loss  $(2,189) $(4,477) $(12,875) $(18,433)
         
Net loss per common share—basic and diluted  $(0.01) $(0.01) $(0.04) $(0.06)
         
 Weighted average shares used to calculate net loss per common share  308,407 304,418 306,044 301,376
         
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