FOURTH QUARTER SUMMARY:
FULL YEAR SUMMARY:
SAN LEANDRO, Calif., March 5, 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 fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.
Joel Gay, Chief Financial Officer, remarked, "Examining our performance in 2014 presents a mixed picture. While we were able to discern a new and exciting market opportunity in fracking through significant R&D investment, our financial performance was nonetheless disappointing. While we continue to maintain a commanding market position in desalination, our overall performance is a function of the health of the market. The long-term fundamentals of global desalination remain strong, however continued uncertainty resulted in project delays and the shifting of opportunities into future periods. This ultimately limited our potential in 2014. Regarding our commercialization efforts in oil & gas, despite executing our first capital sale of an IsoBoost™ system to ConocoPhillips in December, our sales and marketing efforts fell short of expectations."
Mr. Gay continued, "Over the last three years, we have invested heavily to develop solutions that leverage our core competencies of fluid dynamics and advanced material science – solutions that can be deployed to untended markets across multiple industrial fluid flow applications. We are sensitive to and aware of the need to create value for our shareholders, and our performance in 2014 mandates change. Thus far in 2015, we have made substantive changes to our go-to-market strategy and supporting operational framework, as well as implemented austerity measures to right-size our cost structure. We will approach the coming year with an extreme execution bias, and are confident that Energy Recovery is well-positioned and capitalized to deliver long-term value to its shareholders."
The Company generated net revenue of $14.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, reflecting a decrease of 36% when compared to the same period of the prior year. From a sequential quarter perspective, net revenue increased by $9.4 million primarily due to the shipment of delayed projects.
For the year ended December 31, 2014, net revenue decreased by $12.6 million, or 29%, to $30.4 million from $43.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2013. The decrease in revenue was primarily due to significantly lower mega-project (MPD) shipments in the current year as compared to the previous year, and to a lesser extent lower OEM shipments. Of the $12.6 million decrease in revenue, $13.2 million and $1.9 million is related to MPD and OEM sales respectively; offset by $1.7 million of aftermarket sales, and by $784,000 of oil & gas revenue attributed to an operating lease and subsequent lease buy-out.
Decreased production was the primary driver to a gross profit margin decline from 63% in the prior-year quarter to 61% in the current period. A favorable shift in mix due to MPD shipments resulted in the Company's gross profit margin increase in sequential terms from 44% in the third quarter of 2014 to 61% in the current period.
For the year, gross profit margin decreased from 60% in 2013 to 55% in 2014 due to decreased production and to a lesser extent, a shift in mix.
Operating expenses for the quarter ended December 31, 2014 increased from $7.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 to $13.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. Contributing factors included significant investment in research & development and higher legal expenses. From a sequential quarter perspective, operating expenses increased by $6.0 million, also due to research & development and higher legal expenses.
For the fiscal year ended in 2014, operating expenses increased by $6.6 million, from $28.6 million in 2013 to $35.2 million. The increase in research & development and sales & marketing expenses is attributed to the Company's effort to identify and penetrate new markets.
To summarize financial performance on a full-year basis, the Company reported a net loss of $(18.7) million, or $(0.36) per share; largely due to lower volume, a shift in product mix, and continued sales & marketing and research & development investment in growth initiatives. Comparatively, the Company reported a net loss of $(3.1) million, or $(0.06) per share, in 2013.
For the fiscal year ended in 2014, the Company generated net cash flow of $1.1 million. The net loss of $(18.7) million included non-cash expenses of $7.8 million, the largest of which were depreciation and amortization of $4.0 million, and share-based compensation of $2.1 million.
Cash used by operating activities was $(3.7) million; favorably impacting cash from operating activities by $8.9 million was the monetization of receivables on depressed revenue as compared to the prior year, offset by $(3.6) million given an increase in inventory due to lower demand and project delays. Cash generated from investing activities was $6.5 million; favorably impacting cash from investing activities by $6.0 million and $3.3 million were maturities of marketable securities and the release of restricted cash respectively, offset by $2.6 million of capital expenditures. Cash used by financing activities was $(1.8) million; negatively impacting cash from financing activities by $2.8 million and $1.4 million were the repurchase of common stock and the payment of contingent consideration respectively, offset by $2.4 million of proceeds from issuance of common stock related to option and warrant exercises. The payment of contingent consideration relates to a settlement with the former shareholders of Pump Engineering, Inc.
Excluding current and non-current restricted cash of $5.5 million, the Company reported unrestricted cash of $15.5 million, short-term investments of $13.1 million, and long-term investments of $0.3 million, all of which represent a combined total of $28.9 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 "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "excited," "expect," "remain," "will," "probable" 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 5, 2015 as well as other reports filed by the Company with the SEC from time to time.
Conference Call to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results for 2014
|LIVE CONFERENCE CALL WEBCAST:||CONFERENCE CALL REPLAY:|
|Thursday, March 5, 2015, 2:30pm PST||Expiration: March 19, 2015|
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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 $1.4 billion (USD) annually. Headquartered in the Bay Area, Energy Recovery has offices in Shanghai and Dubai.
|Unaudited Consolidated Financial Results|
|ENERGY RECOVERY, INC.|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|(in thousands, except per share data)|
Three Months Ended
|Net revenue||$ 14,780||$ 23,235||$ 30,426||$ 43,045|
|Cost of revenue||5,722||8,708||13,713||17,323|
|General and administrative||6,027||4,071||14,139||15,192|
|Sales and marketing||2,977||2,345||10,525||7,952|
|Research and development||4,601||1,115||9,690||4,361|
|Amortization of intangible assets||196||230||842||921|
|Total operating expenses||13,801||7,761||35,196||28,610|
|(Loss) income from operations||(4,743)||6,766||(18,483)||(2,888)|
|Other income (expense):|
|Other non-operating income||(58)||30||69||109|
|(Loss) income before income taxes||(4,801)||6,796||(18,414)||(2,779)|
|Provision for income taxes||104||69||291||327|
|Net (loss) income||$ (4,905)||$ 6,727||$ (18,705)||$ (3,106)|
|(Loss) income per share:|
|Basic||$ (0.09)||$ 0.13||$ (0.36)||$ (0.06)|
|Diluted||$ (0.09)||$ 0.13||$ (0.36)||$ (0.06)|
|Number of shares used in per share calculations:|
|ENERGY RECOVERY, INC.|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
except share data and par value)
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 15,501||$ 14,371|
|Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $155 and $241 at December 31, 2014 and 2013||10,941||15,222|
|Unbilled receivables, current||1,343||5,442|
|Deferred tax assets, net||240||698|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||1,317||1,018|
|Total current assets||53,241||51,873|
|Restricted cash, non-current||2,850||4,468|
|Unbilled receivables, non-current||414||1,197|
|Property and equipment, net||13,211||13,903|
|Other intangible assets, net||3,166||4,008|
|Other assets, non-current||2||2|
|Total assets||$ 85,941||$ 101,935|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accounts payable||$ 1,817||$ 1,209|
|Accrued expenses and other current liabilities||8,427||7,963|
|Income taxes payable||4||22|
|Accrued warranty reserve||755||709|
|Total current liabilities||11,522||10,682|
|Deferred tax liabilities, non-current, net||1,989||2,131|
|Deferred revenue, non-current||59||130|
|Other non-current liabilities||2,453||2,077|
|Commitments and Contingencies|
|Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding||—||—|
|Common stock, $0.001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 54,398,421 shares issued and 51,918,965 shares outstanding at December 31, 2014 and 53,136,704 shares issued and 51,354,101 shares outstanding at December 31, 2013||54||53|
|Additional paid-in capital||124,440||119,932|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(73)||(107)|
|Treasury stock, at cost 2,479,456 shares repurchased at December 31, 2014 and 1,782,603 shares repurchased at December 31, 2013||(6,835)||(4,000)|
|Total stockholders' equity||69,918||86,915|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$ 85,941||$ 101,935|
|ENERGY RECOVERY, INC.|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS|
|Years Ended December 31,|
|Cash Flows From Operating Activities|
|Net loss||$ (18,705)||$ (3,106)||$ (8,254)|
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided by
|Depreciation and amortization||4,028||3,797||3,802|
|Amortization of premiums on investments||453||409||507|
|Valuation adjustments for excess or obsolete inventory||320||297||857|
|Deferred income taxes||315||227||150|
|Provision for doubtful accounts||299||69||6|
|Provision for warranty claims||156||126||601|
|Loss on disposal of fixed assets||38||71||49|
|Gain on fair value remeasurement of contingent consideration||(149)||—||—|
|Gain on foreign currency transactions||(111)||(27)||(5)|
|Tax benefit on other comprehensive income||(42)||—||—|
|Non-cash restructuring charges||—||184||314|
|Impairment of intangible assets||—||—||1,020|
|Interest accrued on notes receivables from stockholders||—||—||(1)|
|Reversal of accruals related to expired warranties||—||(340)||—|
|Other non-cash adjustments||375||(123)||113|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||1,864||(686)||2,068|
|Prepaid and other assets||(254)||3,227||692|
|Income taxes payable||(18)||(18)||19|
|Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities||(3,715)||2,088||(4,432)|
|Cash Flows From Investing Activities|
|Maturities of marketable securities||6,027||9,573||13,116|
|Purchases of marketable securities||(273)||(15,278)||(4,961)|
|Proceeds from sale of capitalized assets||—||1,163||—|
|Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities||6,498||(4,852)||6,663|
|Cash Flows From Financing Activities|
|Net proceeds from issuance of common stock||2,405||504||30|
|Repurchase of common stock||(2,835)||—||(4,000)|
|Payment of contingent consideration||(1,375)||—||—|
|Repayment of long-term debt||—||—||(85)|
|Repayment of capital lease obligation||—||(18)||(82)|
|Repayment of notes receivable from stockholders||—||—||24|
|Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities||(1,805)||486||(4,113)|
|Effect of exchange rate differences on cash and cash equivalents||152||7||17|
|Net change in cash and cash equivalents||1,130||(2,271)||(1,865)|
|Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year||14,371||16,642||18,507|
|Cash and cash equivalents, end of year||$ 15,501||$ 14,371||$ 16,642|
|Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:|
|Cash paid for interest||$ —||$ 1||$ 6|
|Cash received for income tax refunds||$ 1||$ 3,123||$ 442|
|Cash paid for income taxes||$ 35||$ 22||$ 23|
|Supplemental disclosure of non-cash transactions:|
|Purchases of property and equipment in trade accounts payable and accrued expenses and other liabilities||$ 1||$ 31||$ 279|
Joel Gay Chief Financial Officer 510-483-7370