MONTREAL, April 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xebec Adsorption Inc. (TSXV: XBC) (OTC: XEBEF) (FRANKFURT: XB6) (“Xebec”), a global provider of clean energy solutions announced today that revenue and earnings guidance previously given for the 2018 and 2019 calendar years must be updated as a result of the application of new IFRS 15 accounting standard.

Under IFRS 15, revenue recognition as a percent of completion requires a cancellation clause that stipulates that the company is entitled to cost, margin and profit.

This clause is present in Xebec’s North American and European contracts but a recent audit review of seven (7) contracts in China revealed that the contract language did not meet the updated cancellation clause requirements of IFRS 15. While the underlying projects are progressing in line with expectations, the company will need to complete the projects before it recognizes revenue. Completion for all 7 projects will occur within the first three quarters of 2019.

On November 8th, 2018, consolidated revenue guidance for 2018 was in a range of CDN$22 to $25M. Xebec would have exceeded the higher end of the guidance but the revenue from these seven contracts worth approximately CDN$5.5M will now shift to 2019. As a result, Xebec has adjusted its 2018 revenue guidance to CDN$20M. Its earnings guidance of $0.01 per share will change to a loss of $0.07.

Xebec will increase 2019 revenue guidance from CDN$40M to $45.5M; earnings guidance will increase from a range of $0.05 to $0.07 to a range of $0.10 to $0.13 per share; gross margins will be in the range of 28% to 32%; and SG&A costs are expected to be between CDN$9 to $10 million.

Xebec will publish its full financial results for calendar year end 2018 on April 17th, 2019.

“While we have to revise our 2018 and 2019 estimates and numbers, the changes to the seven contracts will have no impact on our operations, cash flow and, most importantly, our continuing rapid growth.”
-   Kurt Sorschak, President and CEO of Xebec Adsorption Inc.

For more information:
Xebec Adsorption Inc.
Sandi Murphy, Director, Investor Relations and Communications
+1 450.979.8718 smurphy@xebecinc.com

Kurt Sorschak, President and Chief Executive Officer
+1 450.979.8701 ksorschak@xebecinc.com

About Xebec Adsorption Inc.
Xebec Adsorption Inc. is a global provider of gas generation, purification and filtration solutions for the industrial, energy and renewables marketplace. Its customers range from small to multi-national corporations and governments looking to reduce their carbon footprints. Headquartered in Montreal (QC), Xebec designs, engineers and manufactures innovative and transformative products, and has more than 1,500 customers worldwide. With two manufacturing facilities in Montreal and Shanghai, as well as a sales and distribution network in North America, Europe, and Asia, Xebec trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol XBC. For additional information on the company, its products and services, visit Xebec at xebecinc.com.

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