|By PR Newswire||
|November 14, 2012 04:15 PM EST||
WORCESTER, Mass., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoEnergy Corporation (OTCBB: TMEN), a diversified technologies company engaged in the development and sale of patented and/or proprietary wastewater treatment solutions and power generation technologies in global markets, today announced revenue increased 70% to $2.0 million for the three month period ended September 30, 2012 and 57% to $5.6 million for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012.
Mr. Cary Bullock, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ThermoEnergy commented, "The Company continues to achieve key milestones in both the water treatment and power generation businesses. During the quarter, we made key inroads into the oil & gas industry with the sale of our first FracGen™ water production system and the launch of our TurboFrac™ produced water treatment system. We recently signed a $1.1 million contract with Paiton Energy, owner of the largest power plant in Indonesia, to recover ammonia in the plant's condensate polishing system. The company also delivered and began operating our first Thermo ARP ammonia recovery unit at a biogas plant in Europe."
Mr. Bullock continued, "On the power generation technology side, we kicked off our Department of Energy grant project to model, design, build, and test a bench scale flameless combustion system for pressurized oxy-combustion power generation. Management expects the progress made in both our wastewater and power generation business strategies will lead to significant long-term growth for our shareholders."
- Third quarter 2012 revenue increased to $2.0M compared to $1.2M during the same period in 2011.
- Nine-month revenue increased to $5.6M compared to $3.6M during the same period in 2011.
- Booked a $1.1 million ARP system order for Paiton Energy in Jakarta, Indonesia.
- Signed and delivered ThermoEnergy's first commercial FracGen™ water production system to an oil and gas services company and began offering its TurboFrac™ produced water treatment system.
- The Company shipped and installed its ThermoEnergy ARP™ (Ammonia Recovery Process) pilot system at a major biogas production plant near Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
- The ARP system will be owned by ThermoEnergy and operated by its partner in the Netherlands, ProfiNutrients BV.
- Completed building a CAST® based brine concentration system for a division of a major international mining supply company. We expect this will be shipped in Q1 2013.
- ThermoEnergy's Unity Power Alliance (UPA) joint venture with ITEA was awarded a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant to model, design, build, and test the company's patented pressurized oxy-combustion technologies for the production of clean electric power from coal. Success on this grant has the potential to lead to a $10 to $20 million grant in 2013.
- Obtained $3.1 million of equity financing and $0.7M in project financing in 2012 to advance company objectives and fund working capital needs.
Three Month Financial Results for the Period Ended September 30, 2012
Revenues totaled $2,032,000 for the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 70% compared to $1,193,000 for the third quarter of 2011. Revenues in the third quarter of 2012 were primarily driven by revenues from our New York City Department of Environmental Protection ("NYCDEP") contract as well as our first sale of a mobile FracGen water production system to the oil and gas industry.
Gross profit for the third quarter of 2012 was $1,000 compared to gross profit of $120,000 in the third quarter of 2011. The decrease in gross profit is attributable to lower margins on our first mobile FracGen water production system due to higher than expected production costs on the first unit as well as a stop work order issued in August 2012 from New York City's Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) contract.
Due to the stop work order, we incurred ongoing production related costs that could not be charged to the project in the quarter. On November 13, 2012, the NYCDEP notified the Company that it is terminating the contract which may negatively affect fourth quarter and early 2013 revenues and gross margins. However, given our new focus on the oil & gas and biogas industries, we expect the short-term negative effect of the termination of the NYCDEP contract will be offset over the long term by new business from implementing our strategy.
General and administrative expenses were $1,035,000 for the third quarter of 2012 and $897,000 for the third quarter of 2011. The increase in expenses were primarily due to increased legal costs attributable to our third quarter financings and patent applications.
Sales and marketing expenses were $598,000 for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $561,000 in the third quarter of 2011. The Company's sales and marketing efforts in the third quarter of 2012 were redirected and increased to focus on the oil & gas and biogas industries over municipal and other traditional markets in the prior year.
The Company reported a net loss for the three month period ended September 30, 2012, of $1.9 million, or $0.02 per share, compared to $6.5 million, or $0.11 per share for the same period in 2011.
Nine Month Financial Results for the Period Ended September 30, 2012
Revenues totaled $5,620,000 for the first nine months of 2012 compared to $3,575,000 for the first nine months of 2011, an increase of $2,045,000 or 57%. Gross profit for the first nine months of 2012 was $382,000 (7% of revenues), an increase of $128,000 compared to $254,000 (7% of revenues) in the first nine months of 2011.
General and administrative expenses were $3,951,000 in the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012 compared to $3,592,000 for the same 2011 period. Sales and marketing expenses were $2,188,000 in the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012 compared to $1,699,000 in the same 2011 period.
The Company reported a net loss for the nine month period ended September 30, 2012, of $5.9 million, or $0.06 per share, compared to $15.3 million, or $0.27 per share for the same period in 2011.
In September of 2012, the company reduced its operating costs through a reduction in workforce and the elimination of certain sales and administrative costs, the benefit of which will begin to take effect in our fourth quarter's financial results.
As of September 30, 2012 the Company had cash on hand at of $528,000.
Please see our Form 10-Q filed with the SEC today for additional details.
Investor Conference Call
The conference call will be on Wednesday, November 14th at 4:30 PM Eastern Time. Management will make a brief presentation focusing on the company's results, strategies and operating plans. Those wishing to dial in to the call via telephone can do so at Toll Free: 1-877-941-1429. Toll/International: 1-480-629-9666 Conference ID: 4572448.
A live webcast will be available at: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=102244
This event is optimized for Windows Media Player Version 9. A recording of the call will be available at the above link 15 minutes after the conclusion of the event.
About ThermoEnergy Corp.
Founded in 1988, ThermoEnergy is a diversified technologies company engaged in the worldwide development, sales and commercialization of patented and/or proprietary wastewater treatment and power generation technologies. The company has been a pioneer in the development of sustainable water treatment technologies that help clients operate more efficiently, save money, reduce their carbon footprints, and meet sustainability goals. Additional information on the Company and its technologies can be found on its website at www.thermoenergy.com
THIS PRESS RELEASE INCLUDES STATEMENTS THAT MAY CONSTITUTE "FORWARD LOOKING" STATEMENTS, USUALLY CONTAINING THE WORDS "ESTIMATE", "PROJECT", "EXPECT" OR SIMILAR EXPRESSIONS. FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS INHERENTLY INVOLVE RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES THAT COULD CAUSE ACTUAL RESULTS TO DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM CURRENT EXPECTATIONS. BY MAKING THESE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS, THE COMPANY UNDERTAKES NO OBLIGATION TO UPDATE THESE STATEMENTS FOR REVISIONS OR CHANGES.
SOURCE ThermoEnergy Corporation
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, discussed how leveraging the Industrial Internet a...
Jul. 28, 2016 07:30 AM EDT Reads: 504
There will be new vendors providing applications, middleware, and connected devices to support the thriving IoT ecosystem. This essentially means that electronic device manufacturers will also be in the software business. Many will be new to building embedded software or robust software. This creates an increased importance on software quality, particularly within the Industrial Internet of Things where business-critical applications are becoming dependent on products controlled by software. Qua...
Jul. 28, 2016 06:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,541
In addition to all the benefits, IoT is also bringing new kind of customer experience challenges - cars that unlock themselves, thermostats turning houses into saunas and baby video monitors broadcasting over the internet. This list can only increase because while IoT services should be intuitive and simple to use, the delivery ecosystem is a myriad of potential problems as IoT explodes complexity. So finding a performance issue is like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack.
Jul. 28, 2016 05:45 AM EDT Reads: 2,323
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
Jul. 28, 2016 03:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,645
Large scale deployments present unique planning challenges, system commissioning hurdles between IT and OT and demand careful system hand-off orchestration. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Smith, Senior Director and a founding member of Incenergy, will discuss some of the key tactics to ensure delivery success based on his experience of the last two years deploying Industrial IoT systems across four continents.
Jul. 28, 2016 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,629
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develo...
Jul. 28, 2016 02:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,555
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device.
Jul. 28, 2016 02:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,408
IoT is rapidly changing the way enterprises are using data to improve business decision-making. In order to derive business value, organizations must unlock insights from the data gathered and then act on these. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, and Peter Shashkin, Head of Development Department at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how one organization leveraged IoT, cloud technology and data analysis to improve customer experiences and effi...
Jul. 28, 2016 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,065
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, explained how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.
Jul. 28, 2016 01:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,117
In today's uber-connected, consumer-centric, cloud-enabled, insights-driven, multi-device, global world, the focus of solutions has shifted from the product that is sold to the person who is buying the product or service. Enterprises have rebranded their business around the consumers of their products. The buyer is the person and the focus is not on the offering. The person is connected through multiple devices, wearables, at home, on the road, and in multiple locations, sometimes simultaneously...
Jul. 28, 2016 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 869
“delaPlex Software provides software outsourcing services. We have a hybrid model where we have onshore developers and project managers that we can place anywhere in the U.S. or in Europe,” explained Manish Sachdeva, CEO at delaPlex Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jul. 28, 2016 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,635
"We've discovered that after shows 80% if leads that people get, 80% of the conversations end up on the show floor, meaning people forget about it, people forget who they talk to, people forget that there are actual business opportunities to be had here so we try to help out and keep the conversations going," explained Jeff Mesnik, Founder and President of ContentMX, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jul. 27, 2016 10:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,416
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
Jul. 27, 2016 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,680
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. He cited examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He also highlighted how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable ...
Jul. 27, 2016 09:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,017
"delaPlex is a software development company. We do team-based outsourcing development," explained Mark Rivers, COO and Co-founder of delaPlex Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jul. 27, 2016 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,042
We all know the latest numbers: Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from last year, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. We're rapidly approaching a data production of 40 zettabytes a day – more than we can every physically store, and exabytes and yottabytes are just around the corner. For many that’s a good sign, as data has been proven to equal money – IF it’s ingested, integrated, and analyzed fast enough. Without real-ti...
Jul. 27, 2016 07:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,123
"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
Jul. 27, 2016 06:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,076
I wanted to gather all of my Internet of Things (IOT) blogs into a single blog (that I could later use with my University of San Francisco (USF) Big Data “MBA” course). However as I started to pull these blogs together, I realized that my IOT discussion lacked a vision; it lacked an end point towards which an organization could drive their IOT envisioning, proof of value, app dev, data engineering and data science efforts. And I think that the IOT end point is really quite simple…
Jul. 27, 2016 06:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,199
A critical component of any IoT project is what to do with all the data being generated. This data needs to be captured, processed, structured, and stored in a way to facilitate different kinds of queries. Traditional data warehouse and analytical systems are mature technologies that can be used to handle certain kinds of queries, but they are not always well suited to many problems, particularly when there is a need for real-time insights.
Jul. 27, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,890
Big Data, cloud, analytics, contextual information, wearable tech, sensors, mobility, and WebRTC: together, these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Erik Perotti, Senior Manager of New Ventures on Plantronics’ Innovation team, provided an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it ...
Jul. 27, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 239