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Capstone Green Energy (NASDAQ:CGRN) Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2022 Financial Results

Total Revenue Grew 13% Year-Over-Year

Cash and Cash Equivalents of $49.2M

Book-to-Bill Ratio of 1:1 for the Quarter with New Gross Product Orders of $8.2M

Webcast to be Held Today, August 11, 2021 at 1:45 PM PT; 4:45 PM ET

VAN NUYS, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 11, 2021 / Capstone Green Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:CGRN), formerly Capstone Turbine Corporation (NASDAQ:CPST) ("Capstone," the "Company," "we" or "us"), a global leader in carbon reduction and on-site resilient green energy solutions, today announced financial results for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter ended June 30, 2021.

Financial Highlights of Fiscal Year 2022 First Quarter:

  • Total revenue in the quarter was $16.1 million, up 13%, compared to $14.2 million in the first quarter last year as orders and shipments gradually started to rebound despite continued negative impacts from the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.
  • The book-to-bill ratio was 1:1 for the quarter, and new gross product orders were $8.2 million despite continued negative global impacts from the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic in key markets like Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia.
  • The long-term microturbine rental fleet increased 1.5 megawatts (MWs) to 12.1 MWs from 10.6 MWs during the quarter as the Company continues to execute against its plan to increase the fleet to 21.1 MWs by March 31, 2022.
  • Total cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2021, were $49.2 million, a decrease of $0.3 million, compared to $49.5 million as of March 31, 2021.
  • Cash provided by financing activities was $11.0 million during the quarter, as the Company continued to focus on strengthening liquidity as it accelerates the expansion of the long-term rental fleet.
  • Net loss of $2.2 million for the quarter, compared to a net loss of $1.8 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2021.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of negative $2.3 million, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $0.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2021.

"I am pleased that we were again able to drive year-over-year revenue growth as the global recovery from the COVID-19 global pandemic continued to evolve, and we executed upon our revenue growth strategy," said Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Capstone Green Energy. "We also announced during the quarter that we expanded our long-term rental fleet from 10.6 megawatts to 12.1 megawatts as we march towards our goal of growing the fleet to 21.1 megawatts by the end of our fiscal year. This remains a key driver in our long-term strategy, as rental-related revenue drives a much higher margin than a typical product sale. This, along with our Factory Protection Plan program, are important supporting pillars in growing our Energy as a Service business," added Mr. Jamison.

"We also took steps during the quarter to expand our direct solutions sales team as their effort in the field is creating a robust project pipeline. We are excited for the second half of the year as we expect to start to close on potential projects deploying not only our existing microturbine technology, but the new energy products and service offerings we added on the back of our evolution into Capstone Green Energy Corporation, announced on Earth Day in April 2021," concluded Mr. Jamison.

Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2022 First Quarter

Total revenue for the quarter increased $1.9 million to $16.1 million, compared with total revenue of $14.2 million in the year-ago quarter. The increase in revenue was the result of higher MWs shipped, as the year-ago quarter was more negatively impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Gross margin decreased $0.8 million, to $2.6 million in the first quarter compared to $3.4 million in the same period last year, primarily due to lower overhead expenses in the prior period as a result of the Company's COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan, which consisted of pay cuts, furloughs, and other cost-cutting measures.

Gross margin as a percentage of revenue decreased to 16% in the first quarter, compared to 24% in the same period last year, primarily due to lower overhead expenses in the prior period as a result of the Company's COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan. Additionally, Factory Protection Plan margins were higher in the prior-year period primarily due to site shutdowns caused by the pandemic, which delayed servicing events.

Operating expenses in the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 were $6.2 million, an increase of $2.3 million from $3.9 million in the year-ago quarter, as the year-ago quarter had reduced expenses from the COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan, which reduced operating expenses and increased working capital during the pandemic.

Net loss was $2.2 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2022, compared to a net loss of $1.8 million in the year-ago quarter. Net loss per share improved to $0.16 cents per share compared to $0.17 cents in the year-ago quarter. Adjusted EBITDA was negative $2.3 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2022, compared to an adjusted EBITDA of $0.1 million in the year-ago quarter.

Cash and cash equivalents were $49.2 million as of June 30, 2021, compared to $49.5 million as of March 31, 2021.

Conference Call and Webcast

Capstone will host a live webcast on August 11, 2021, at 1:45 PM Pacific Time (4:45 PM Eastern Time) to provide the results of the fiscal year 2022 first quarter ended June 30, 2021. Capstone will discuss its financial results and will provide an update on its business activities. At the end of the conference call, Capstone will host a question-and-answer session to provide an opportunity for financial analysts to ask questions. Investors and interested individuals are invited to listen to the webcast by logging on to Capstone's investor relation's webpage at A replay of the webcast will be available on the website for 30 days.

About Capstone Green Energy

Capstone Green Energy (NASDAQ:CGRN) is a leading provider of customized microgrid solutions and on-site energy technology systems focused on helping customers around the globe meet their environmental, energy savings, and resiliency goals. Capstone Green Energy focuses on four key business lines. Through its Energy as a Service (EaaS) business, it offers rental solutions utilizing its microturbine energy systems and battery storage systems, comprehensive Factory Protection Plan (FPP) service contracts that guarantee life-cycle costs, as well as aftermarket parts. Energy Conversion Products are driven by the Company's industry-leading, highly efficient, low-emission, resilient microturbine energy systems offering scalable solutions in addition to a broad range of customer-tailored solutions, including hybrid energy systems and larger frame industrial turbines. The Energy Storage Products business line designs and installs microgrid storage systems creating customized solutions using a combination of battery technologies and monitoring software. Through Hydrogen Energy Solutions, Capstone Green Energy offers customers a variety of hydrogen products, including the Company's microturbine energy systems.

For customers with limited capital or short-term needs, Capstone offers rental systems; for more information, contact: To date, Capstone has shipped over 10,000 units to 83 countries and estimates that, in FY21, it saved customers over $217 million in annual energy costs and approximately 397,000 tons of carbon. Total savings over the last three years are estimated to be approximately $698 million in energy savings and approximately 1,115,100 tons of carbon savings.

For more information about the Company, please visit Follow Capstone Green Energy on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding expectations for green initiatives and execution on the Company's growth strategy and other statements regarding the Company's expectations, beliefs, plans, intentions, and strategies. The Company has tried to identify these forward-looking statements by using words such as "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "could," "should," "estimate," "intend," "may," "will," "plan," "goal" and similar terms and phrases, but such words, terms and phrases are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. Actual results, performance and achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements due to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including, but not limited to, the following: the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; the availability of credit and compliance with the agreements governing the Company's indebtedness; the Company's ability to develop new products and enhance existing products; product quality issues, including the adequacy of reserves therefor and warranty cost exposure; intense competition; financial performance of the oil and natural gas industry and other general business, industry and economic conditions; the Company's ability to adequately protect its intellectual property rights; and the impact of pending or threatened litigation. For a detailed discussion of factors that could affect the Company's future operating results, please see the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the disclosures under "Risk Factors" in those filings. Except as expressly required by the federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, changed circumstances or future events, or for any other reason.

Financial Tables to Follow

(In thousands, except share amounts)
 June 30,  March 31, 
 2021  2021 
Current Assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents
 49,216  49,533 
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $324 at June 30, 2021 and $314 at March 31, 2021
  23,871   20,593 
Inventories, net
  14,937   11,829 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
  5,718   4,953 
Total current assets
  93,742   86,908 
Property, plant, equipment and rental assets, net
  10,669   9,630 
Non-current portion of inventories
  1,802   1,845 
Other assets
  7,497   7,639 
Total assets
 113,710  106,022 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
 22,396  19,767 
Accrued salaries and wages
  1,565   1,889 
Accrued warranty reserve
  3,904   5,850 
Deferred revenue
  6,000   6,374 
Current portion of notes payable and lease obligations
  1,097   576 
Total current liabilities
  34,962   34,456 
Deferred revenue - non-current
  734   765 
Term note payable, net
  50,923   52,865 
Long-term portion of notes payable and lease obligations
  4,589   4,762 
Total liabilities
  91,208   92,848 
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' Equity:
Preferred stock, $.001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued
  -   - 
Common stock, $.001 par value; 51,500,000 shares authorized, 15,206,891 shares issued and 15,128,731 shares outstanding at June 30, 2021; 12,898,144 shares issued and 12,824,190 shares outstanding at March 31, 2021
  15   13 
Additional paid-in capital
  945,918   934,381 
Accumulated deficit
  (921,453)  (919,271)
Treasury stock, at cost; 78,160 shares at June 30, 2021 and 73,954 shares at March 31, 2021
  (1,978)  (1,949)
Total stockholders' equity
  22,502   13,174 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
 113,710  106,022 
(In thousands, except per share data)
 Three Months Ended 
 June 30, 
 2021  2020 
Product and accessories
 8,389  6,606 
Parts and service
  7,693   7,587 
Total revenue
  16,082   14,193 
Cost of goods sold:
Product and accessories
  8,992   6,800 
Parts and service
  4,442   4,020 
Total cost of goods sold
  13,434   10,820 
Gross margin
  2,648   3,373 
Operating expenses:
Research and development
  883   370 
Selling, general and administrative
  5,324   3,546 
Total operating expenses
  6,207   3,916 
Loss from operations
  (3,559)  (543)
Other income
  665   4 
Interest income
  5   8 
Interest expense
  (1,235)  (1,291)
Gain on debt extinguishment
  1,950   - 
Loss before provision for income taxes
  (2,174)  (1,822)
Provision for income taxes
  8   1 
Net loss
  (2,182)  (1,823)
Net loss per common share attributable to common stockholders-basic and diluted
 (0.16) (0.17)
Weighted average shares used to calculate basic and diluted net loss per common share attributable to common stockholders
  13,226   10,598 
(In thousands, except per share data)

 Three months ended 
Reconciliation of Reported Net Loss to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
 June 30, 
  2021  2020 
Net loss, as reported
 (2,182) (1,823)
Interest expense
  1,235   1,291 
Provision for income taxes
  8   1 
Depreciation and amortization
  386   354 
 (553) (177)
Gain on debt extinguishment
  (1,950)  - 
Additional PPP loan forgiveness
  (660)  - 
Stock-based compensation and other expense
  870   298 
Adjusted EBITDA
 (2,293) 121 

To supplement the company's unaudited financial data presented on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, management has presented Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure. This non-GAAP financial measure is among the indicators management uses as a basis for evaluating the company's financial performance as well as for forecasting future periods. Management establishes performance targets, annual budgets and makes operating decisions based in part upon this metric. Accordingly, disclosure of this non-GAAP financial measure provides investors with the same information that management uses to understand the company's economic performance year-over-year.

EBITDA is defined as net income before interest, provision for income taxes, and depreciation and amortization expense. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA before gain on debt extinguishment, additional PPP loan forgiveness and stock-based compensation and other expense. Gain on debt extinguishment and additional PPP loan forgiveness relates to the Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness. Stock-based compensation and other expense includes expense related to stock issued to employees, directors, and vendors.

Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of the company's liquidity or financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to, net income or any other performance measure derived in accordance with GAAP, or as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of its liquidity.

While management believes that the non-GAAP financial measure provides useful supplemental information to investors, there are limitations associated with the use of this measure. The measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP and may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies due to potential differences in the exact method of calculation. Management compensates for these limitations by relying primarily on the company's GAAP results and by using Adjusted EBITDA only supplementally and by reviewing the reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measure to its most comparable GAAP financial measure.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. The company's non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP financial measures and should be read only in conjunction with the company's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

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