Yesterday, 3:05 PM
- Though it beat FQ4 estimates, American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) is guiding for FQ1 EPS to be "less than" -$0.70; that's unfavorable to a -$0.63 consensus. Revenue guidance of $22M-$24M is in-line with a $23.6M consensus, and slightly below at the midpoint.
- Financials: FQ4 Wind division revenue (turbine components) +66% Y/Y to $21.2M. Grid division (smart grid components) +12% to $4.1M. SG&A spend fell by $3.8M Y/Y to $5.7M; R&D fell by $200K to $2.9M.
- Thanks in part to its $8.4M arbitration payment to Ghodawat, AMSC ended FQ4 with $24.5M in cash, down from $37.6M at the end of FQ3. A stock offering expected to yield net proceeds of $22.3M was launched last month.
- FQ4 results, PR
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- American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) has priced a 4M-share stock offering at $6, 40% below a Thursday close of $10. Net proceeds are expected to total $22.3M.
- The company also states it expects FQ4 revenue of $24M-$25M, at the high end of a prior guidance range of $23M-$25M; consensus is at $24.6M.
- A factor behind the offering: AMSC expects to report a cash balance of $24.5M for the end of FY14 (ended March 31), down from $37.6M at the end of FQ3. The Q/Q drop is due to an arbitration payment to ex-licensee Ghodawat Energy.
- Shares have plunged to $6.80 in premarket trading. They had risen 32% on the week prior to the announcements, thanks in part to a Navy solicitation notice.
Thu, Feb. 5, 2:28 PM
- American Superconductor (AMSC +2.5%) is guiding for FQ4 revenue of $23M-$25M, below a $25.8M consensus. However, EPS guidance of "less than" -$0.07 is above a -$0.11 consensus.
- After falling 49% Y/Y in FQ2, AMSC's Wind division (turbine component) revenue rose 12% Y/Y in FQ3 to $15.1M. Grid division (smart grid component) revenue fell 13% to $6.1M, after dropping 47% in FQ2.
- Gross margin fell to 14.8% from 22.9% a year ago. Operating expenses fell 4% to $10.9M (compares with 4% revenue growth). Thanks to AMSC's recent stock/warrant offering, its cash balance only fell by $600K Q/Q to $37.6M.
- CEO Daniel McGhan: "Our baseline revenue is driven by our two established product lines: electrical control systems for wind turbines and D-VAR® reactive compensation systems. We also remain focused on the proliferation of our two disruptive solutions: ship protection systems for the U.S. Navy and Resilient Electric Grid systems for electric utilities."
- Though higher today, shares remain well below where they traded a few months ago.
- FQ3 results, PR
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Aug. 5, 2014, 9:39 AM
- American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) expects FQ2 revenue to be "flat to slightly higher" Q/Q; the consensus is for revenue to rise 78% Q/Q to $20.8M. EPS is expected to be above -$0.19; consensus is at -$0.12.
- FQ1 Wind division revenue -40% Q/Q and -48% Y/Y to $7.7M due to lower Chinese sales. Grid division revenue +12% Q/Q and -52% Y/Y to $4M; the Y/Y drop is due to lower D-VAR voltage regulation system sales.
- Gross margin was -3.3%, down from 22.1% a year ago. Opex (includes $1.2M in restructuring/impairment charges) fell 12% Y/Y to $12.3M.
- AMSC ended FQ1 with $42.8M in cash, down from $49.4M at the end of FQ4.
- FQ1 results, PR
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Jun. 5, 2014, 5:43 PM
- Citing an expected Q/Q drop in Wind (turbine component) division sales due to a customer's "temporary manufacturing issues," American Superconductor (AMSC +1.5%) expects FQ1 revenue of $11M-$13M and an EPS loss of "less than" -$0.17. That's unfavorable to a consensus of $19.1M and -$0.15.
- Wind division sales +42% Y/Y in FQ4 to $12.7M. Grid (smart grid component) division sales -69% to $3.6M.
- A $110K gross loss was reported for the quarter (compares with a $2.3M gross profit a year ago). At the same time, cost-cutting efforts led opex to fall 19% Y/Y to $14.8M.
- AMSC ended FQ4 with $49.4M in cash/equivalents, up from $41.7M at the end of FQ3.
- FQ4 results, PR.
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- American Superconductor (AMSC +3.3%) now expects FQ4 (March quarter) revenue of $14M-$16M and EPS of -$0.14 to -$0.16 vs. prior guidance of $16M+ in revenue and EPS of -$0.18 or greater, and a consensus of $17M and -$0.18. The company expects to be net cash flow positive for FQ4.
- AMSC also says it's: 1) Shutting down a Middleton, WI smart grid component facility, and transitioning the unit to its Devens, MA HQ. 2) Adjusting headcount at its Chinese wind turbine component facility, which will now be focused on the local market. 3) Setting up a turbine control systems manufacturing center in Romania.
- The moves are expected to lower AMSC's headcount by 5%-10% by year's end, result in $4M-$6M in charges, and yield $3M/year in cost savings.
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