ECOtality Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ECOtality, Inc. (Nasdaq:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012.
Q2 2012 Summary of Financial Results
Revenue in the second quarter of 2012 increased 116% to $13.0 million, as compared to $6.0 million in the second quarter of 2011. The increase in revenue was largely attributed to the continued successful roll out of the Blink® network of charging stations for the EV Project. The EV Project is a public-private partnership with the Department of Energy that seeks to develop, implement and study techniques for optimizing the deployment of a commercially viable electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.
Net loss in the second quarter of 2012 declined to $3.9 million or $(0.16) per basic and diluted share, an improvement from a net loss of $5.6 million or $(0.40) per basic and diluted share in the same year-ago quarter.
Combined cash, restricted cash and cash equivalents at June 30, 2012 totaled $5.0 million, as compared to $10.2 million at December 31, 2011. The decrease in cash was primarily attributed to the rapid increase in both the production and installation of Blink® DC Fast Chargers required for the EV Project.
Q2 2012 Operational Highlights
- Installed 1,364 Blink® chargers during the quarter, bringing the total number of charging stations to approximately 7,700, and maintaining the Blink network as the largest connected EV charging network in the world.
- The Blink® network has delivered in total more than 8 gigawatts of electricity to EV drivers, who generated nearly 35 million miles of data for the EV Project.
- Established a new joint venture entity, Tianjin Eco-Power Technology Co, Ltd., to manufacture and distribute charging products for China's EV market.
- Partnered with Kroger, one of the nation's largest grocery retailers, to install approximately 20 Blink electric vehicle charging stations at 10 Kroger locations in North Texas.
- Partnered with other key retail and commercial business throughout the U.S. to install Blink electric vehicle charging stations.
"The increase in our second quarter revenue reflects the successful ongoing nationwide roll-out of ECOtality's (ECTY) Blink network as we continue to deploy chargers to commercial and residential locations," said Jonathan Read, president and CEO of ECOtality. "With over 34 million miles of invaluable real world data collected to date, the EV Project is getting strong participation in the market place and is garnering good momentum heading into the third quarter as we have officially expanded the program into Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta. Representing the largest connected EV network in the country, the Blink network continues to be a leading charging solution amongst EV drivers and commercial businesses as our footprint now spans over 35 states. As more EVs hit the road, usage of our commercial chargers continues to increase, and we are eagerly anticipating the introduction of access fees at Blink stations in the upcoming months to drive recurring revenue."
ECOtality will host a conference call later today to discuss its second quarter of 2012 results and outlook for the second half of the year, followed by a question and answer period.
|Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012|
|Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific time)|
|Dial-In Number: 1-877-941-2069|
|Conference ID#: 4557281|
The conference call will be webcast live and available for replay via the investor relations section of the company's website at www.ecotality.com.
Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Liolios Group at 1-949-574-3860.
A replay of the call will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day and until August 21, 2012.
|Toll-free replay number: 1-877-870-5176|
|International replay number: 1-858-384-5517|
|Replay pin number: 4557281|
About ECOtality, Inc.
ECOtality, Inc. (Nasdaq:ECTY), headquartered in San Francisco, California, is a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies. Through innovation, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships, ECOtality accelerates the market applicability of advanced electric technologies to replace carbon-based fuels. For more information about ECOtality, Inc., please visit www.ecotality.com .
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|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|(In thousands, except per share data)|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 4,323||$ 9,591|
|Receivables, net of allowance for bad debts of $149 and $81 as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively||3,082||3,124|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||818||732|
|Total current assets||34,033||29,531|
|Property and equipment, net||15,611||16,630|
|Intangible assets, net||898||709|
|TOTAL ASSETS||$ 54,088||$ 50,513|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accounts payable||$ 6,490||$ 10,939|
|Accrued legal fees||255||125|
|Unearned revenue, current portion||17,805||11,078|
|Current portion of long term debt||--||1,647|
|Accrued liabilities, other||2,217||2,439|
|Total current liabilities||28,278||27,598|
|Long term portion of unearned revenue||341||121|
|Long term portion of convertible note, less unamortized discount of $110 as of June 30, 2012||4,890||--|
|Other long term debt||188||109|
|Series A convertible preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 200,000 shares authorized, 6,330 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011||6||6|
|Common stock, $0.001 par value, 1,300,000 shares authorized, 23,912 and 23,915 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively||24||24|
|Additional paid-in capital||127,884||127,488|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(76)||(74)|
|TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY||20,391||22,685|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY||$ 54,088||$ 50,513|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|(In thousands, except share and per share data)|
|Three Months Ended June 30,||Six Months Ended June 30,|
|Revenue||$ 13,014||$ 6,038||$ 26,664||$ 10,375|
|Cost of goods sold||9,958||6,885||18,454||12,213|
|Gross profit (loss)||3,056||(847)||8,210||(1,838)|
|Sales and marketing||1,322||409||2,538||1,335|
|Research and development||299||131||624||246|
|General and administrative||5,268||4,193||10,181||7,138|
|Total operating expenses||6,889||4,733||13,343||10,503|
|Loss from operations||(3,833)||(5,580)||(5,133)||(12,341)|
|Other income (expense), net||(1)||6||2,404||8|
|Loss before income taxes||(3,920)||(5,598)||(2,669)||(12,370)|
|Income tax expense||(18)||--||(19)||--|
|Net loss||$ (3,937)||$ (5,598)||$ (2,688)||$ (12,370)|
|Net loss per share:|
|Basic||$ (0.16)||$ (0.40)||$ (0.11)||$ (0.90)|
|Diluted||$ (0.16)||$ (0.40)||$ (0.11)||$ (0.90)|
|Weighted-average common shares outstanding:|
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