Exhibit 99.1

 

 

Ocean Power Technologies Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results

 

Landmark PB3 PowerBuoy® Sale

 

Investor Conference Call and Webcast on December 10, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. ET

 

Monroe Township, N.J., December 9, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (“OPT” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: OPTT), a leader in innovative and cost-effective ocean energy solutions, today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020 ended October 31, 2019.

 

 

First PB3 PowerBuoy® Sale – Two new contracts signed with Enel Green Power Chile for a spring 2020 installation of a turn-key ocean-based laboratory solution using a PB3 PowerBuoy® power and communications platform off the coast of Chile with anticipated FY20 revenues of nearly $2 million.

 

 

Gulf of Mexico front-end engineering design study – OPT autonomous power and communications system solution approved for operational use by leading offshore oil and gas customer to monitor deep water wells during decommissioning in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

 

North Sea Deployment - Exclusion Zone MonitoringTM surveillance solution deployed in August for Premier Oil relaying real-time video, radar, and data to customer operations in Aberdeen, Scotland.

 

  One-Year Milestone in Adriatic Sea - PB3 PowerBuoy® leased by Eni, S.p.A. and deployed in the Adriatic Sea marked a full year of continuous operation aligning with our customer’s goal to decarbonize its operations through renewable technologies.

 

 
 

 

Management Commentary on Recent Operational Highlights

 

“As we deliver on our first PowerBuoy® sale, our current showcase deployments are providing baseline opportunities for strategic growth and further capability expansion into these and other new markets,” said George Kirby, OPT President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our focus now is to deliver transformative offshore power, digital information and communications solutions to customers around the world.”

 

Second Quarter FY 2020 Financial Review

 

Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 was $204,000, an increase of $63,000 as compared to $141,000 for the prior-year period. The increase was attributable to revenue generated from our contracts with Enel Green Power Chile, Premier Oil, and the U.S. Navy. Cost of revenues decreased $349,000 to $288,000, as compared to $637,000 during the three months ended October 31, 2018. Cost of revenues for the three months ended October 31, 2018 included higher upfront spending and material costs on new customer projects. The net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 was $3.2 million, as compared to a net loss of $3.9 million for the prior-year period. The decrease in net loss was mainly attributable to lower cost of revenues and decrease in engineering and product development costs.

 

Fiscal First Half 2020 Financial Review

 

Revenue for the first six months of fiscal 2020 was $406,000, an increase of $234,000 as compared to $172,000 for the prior-year period. The increase was attributable to revenue generated from our contracts with Enel Green Power Chile, Premier Oil, and the U.S. Navy. Cost of revenues decreased $125,000 to $655,000, as compared to $780,000 during the six months ended October 31, 2018. This is a result of decreased costs associated with lower spending on our Eni and Premier Oil projects offset by spending on new projects as compared to the same period in fiscal 2019. The net loss for the first six months of fiscal 2020 was $6.2 million, compared to a net loss of $7.1 million for the prior-year period. The decrease in net loss was mainly attributable to lower cost of revenues and decrease in engineering and product development costs as well as a decrease in selling, general and administrative costs.

 

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

 

Total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash were $11.4 million as of October 31, 2019, down from $17.2 million on April 30, 2019. Net cash used in operating activities during the six months ended October 31, 2019, was $6.4 million, a decrease of $1.2 million compared to $7.6 million during the six months ended October 31, 2018. On October 24, 2019 the Company entered into a new common stock purchase agreement with Aspire Capital which allows OPT to put up to an aggregate of $10 million of shares of the Company’s common stock to Aspire Capital for purchase over a 30-month period.

 

 
 

 

Conference Call & Webcast

 

Ocean Power Technologies’ management will host a conference call and webcast to review its financial and operating results on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time. Interested parties may access the conference call by dialing 877-407-8291 (toll-free in the U.S.) or 201-689-8345 for international callers.

 

Investors, analysts and members of the media interested in listening to the live presentation are encouraged to join a webcast of the call available on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at https://www.oceanpowertechnologies.com/investor-relations.

 

A digital replay will be available by telephone approximately two hours after the completion of the call and until March 10, 2020 and may be accessed by dialing 877-660-6853 from the U.S. or 201-612-7415 for international callers and using the Conference ID#13697439. The webcast will also be archived on the Ocean Power Technologies investor relations website.

 

About Ocean Power Technologies

 

Headquartered in Monroe Township, New Jersey, Ocean Power Technologies aspires to transform the world through durable, innovative and cost-effective ocean energy solutions. Its PB3 PowerBuoy® solution platform provides clean and reliable electric power and real-time data communications for remote offshore and subsea applications in markets such as offshore oil and gas, defense and security, science and research, and communications. To learn more, visit www.oceanpowertechnologies.com.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This release may contain forward-looking statements that are within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are identified by certain words or phrases such as “may”, “will”, “aim”, “will likely result”, “believe”, “expect”, “will continue”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “intend”, “plan”, “contemplate”, “seek to”, “future”, “objective”, “goal”, “project”, “should”, “will pursue” and similar expressions or variations of such expressions. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current expectations about its future plans and performance. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions and estimates which could be inaccurate, and which are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could vary materially from those anticipated or expressed in any forward-looking statement made by the Company. Please refer to the Company’s most recent Forms 10-Q and 10-K and subsequent filings with the SEC for a further discussion of these risks and uncertainties. The Company disclaims any obligation or intent to update the forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

 

Financial Tables Follow

 

Additional information may be found in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K that has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The Form 10-K may be accessed at www.sec.gov or at the company’s website in the Investor Relations section.

 

Investor Relations Contact:

 

Matthew Abenante, IRC

Porter, LeVay & Rose

Email: ocean@plrinvest.com

Phone: 212-564-4700

 

 
 

 

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share data)

 

   October 31, 2019   April 30, 2019 
   (Unaudited)     
ASSETS          
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $10,495   $16,660 
Restricted cash- short-term   707    344 
Accounts receivable   997    63 
Contract assets   111    15 
Other current assets   904    537 
Total current assets   13,214    17,619 
Property and equipment, net   559    592 
Right-of-use asset, net   1,265    - 
Restricted cash- long-term   220    155 
Total assets  $15,258   $18,366 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $177   $312 
Accrued expenses   1,930    1,938 
Contract liabilities   990    188 
Warrant liabilities   -    6 
Right-of-use liability- current   215    - 
Total current liabilities   3,312    2,444 
Right-of-use liability   1,198    - 
Deferred rent   -    147 
Total liabilities   4,510    2,591 
Commitments and contingencies          
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 100,000,000 shares, issued 6,489,668 and 5,425,517 shares, respectively   7    5 
Treasury stock, at cost; 4,251 and 3,770 shares, respectively   (302)   (301)
Additional paid-in capital   227,214    226,026 
Accumulated deficit   (215,998)   (209,784)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (173)   (171)
Total stockholders’ equity   10,748    15,775 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity  $15,258   $18,366 

 

 
 

 

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

   Three months ended October 31,   Six months ended October 31, 
   2019   2018   2019   2018 
                 
Revenues  $204   $141   $406   $172 
Cost of revenues   288    637    655    780 
Gross loss   (84)   (496)   (249)   (608)
                     
Operating expenses:                    
Engineering and product development costs   1,309    1,574    2,507    2,722 
Selling, general and administrative costs   1,838    1,849    3,534    3,902 
Total operating expenses   3,147    3,423    6,041    6,624 
Operating loss   (3,231)   (3,919)   (6,290)   (7,232)
                     
Gain due to the change in fair value of warrant liabilities   -    51    6    136 
Interest income, net   32    7    74    21 
Foreign exchange gain/(loss)   10    (29)   (4)   (55)
Net loss  $(3,189)  $(3,890)  $(6,214)  $(7,130)
Basic and diluted net loss per share  $(0.51)  $(4.20)  $(1.01)  $(7.78)
Weighted average shares used to compute basic and diluted net loss per share   6,259,655    926,175    6,150,061    916,934 

 

 
 

 

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

   Six months ended October 31, 
   2019   2018 
         
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net loss  $(6,214)  $(7,130)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Foreign exchange loss   4    55 
Depreciation and amortization   173    90 
Compensation expense related to stock option grants and restricted stock   168    135 
Gain due to the change in fair value of warrant liabilities   (6)   (136)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable   (934)   (296)
Unbilled receivables   -    71 
Contract assets   (96)   (23)
Other assets   (6)   (109)
Accounts payable   (138)   24 
Accrued expenses   (75)   (56)
Deferred rent   -    5 
Deferred credit payable   -    (600)
Unearned revenue   -    (18)
Change in lease liability   (96)   - 
Contract liabilities   802    373 
Net cash used in operating activities   (6,418)   (7,615)
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Purchases of marketable securities   -    (25)
Maturities of marketable securities   -    50 
Purchase of computers, equipment and furniture   (41)   (52)
Net cash used in investing activities   (41)   (27)
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs   -    68 
Proceeds from issuance of common stock- AGP At The Market offering, net of issuance costs   746    - 
Costs associated with exercise of pre-funded warrants   (18)   - 
Payment of capital lease obligations   -    (19)
Acquisition of treasury stock   (1)   (1)
Net cash provided by financing activities   727    48 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   (5)   (75)
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   (5,737)   (7,669)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period   17,159    12,225 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period  $11,422   $4,556 

 

 
 

 

 

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