CapLease, Inc. (NYSE:LSE) announced that it will host a conference call and webcast on Thursday, August 4, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time to discuss its financial results for the second quarter 2011. Hosting the call will be Mr. Paul H. McDowell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. Shawn P. Seale, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. A press release with financial results for the second quarter 2011 will be issued before the market opens on Thursday, August 4, 2011.
CapLease, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT), focused on financing and investing in commercial real estate that is net leased primarily to single tenants with investment grade or near investment grade credit ratings.
Cleantech Transit Inc (OTCPK:CLNO)
Cleantech Transit Inc. was founded to capitalize on technology advances and manufacturing opportunities in the growing clean energy public transportation sector. Cleantech Transit Inc has expanded its focus to invest directly in specific green projects that could maximize shareholder value. Recognizing the many economic and operational advances of converting wood waste into renewable sources of energy, Cleantech Transit Inc. has selected to invest in Phoenix Energy (www.phoenixenergy.net).
Biomass is any organic material not derived from fossil fuels that can be converted to a fuel useful for generating electricity. Biomass can be waste products, or crops planted expressly to produce energy, like the poplar trees. Biomass generates electricity by combustion, which releases the stored solar energy contained in the plant matter. Unlike wind or solar, a benefit of biomass is that it is "dispatchable" - that is, it can be turned on and off on demand. Utilities in particular like this feature, because it ensures that the power is available when they need it the most.
Cleantech Transit, Inc. (OTCPK:CLNO) is pleased to announce it has met its funding requirement to secure the Company's ability to earn in 25% of the 500KW Merced Project.
The Company is in the final stages of closing its initial interest in the Merced Project and is currently working on completing the necessary documentation and expects closing the transaction soon. As previously announced Cleantech has the option to earn up to 40% of the Merced Project and the Company plans to continue to work towards increasing its interest in the Merced Project as they move ahead.
Using biomass power replaces the need to burn coal to generate electricity. Additionally, the use of biomass power also reduces the need for oil to mine and deliver coal to far off power stations, thereby significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Most surprisingly, using wood waste as fuel is actually more beneficial to the environment than allowing it to decompose naturally, because of the elimination of methane during combustion.
For more information about CLNO, visit www.cleantechtransitinc.com
Atlas Energy, Inc. (NYSE:ATLS) reported operating and financial results for the second quarter 2011. Adjusted earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"), a non-GAAP measure, of $26.4 million; Distributable cash flow, a non-GAAP measure, of $22.7 million, or $0.44 per common unit; ATLS declared a cash distribution of $0.22 per limited partner unit based on the financial results for the second quarter 2011, a $0.11, or 100% increase from the preceding quarter.
Atlas Energy, L.P., a midstream energy service company, engages in the gathering and processing of natural gas in the Mid-Continent and Appalachia regions.
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. (NYSE:DTG) announced that Rental Car Finance Corp. ("RCFC"), a special purpose Oklahoma corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, priced $500 million in aggregate principal amount of medium-term Series 2011-1 rental car asset backed notes. The notes will be issued in two separate classes, with senior Class A notes and subordinated Class B notes.
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. through its subsidiaries, rents and leases vehicles through company owned and franchised stores under Dollar and the Thrifty brand names primarily in the United States and Canada.
GFI Group Inc (NYSE:GFIG) reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. GAAP net revenues were $210.3 million for the second quarter of 2011, an increase of 4.1% from $201.9 million in the second quarter of 2010. On a non-GAAP basis, net revenues increased 5.6% to $212.0 million from $200.8 million in the second quarter of 2010. Brokerage revenues for the second quarter of 2011 were $191.0 million compared with $194.2 million in the second quarter of 2010, a decrease of 1.6%. Compensation and employee benefits expense in the second quarter of 2011 was 69.8% and 69.3% of net revenues on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, respectively. This compares with 69.9% and 70.3% of net revenues on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, respectively, in the second quarter of 2010.
GFI Group Inc. provides wholesale brokerage, clearing, electronic execution, and trading support products for financial markets in the United States and internationally.
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