Thermal Energy International Inc. (“Thermal Energy or the “Company”) (TSXV: TMG), an innovative cleantech company and global provider of energy efficiency and emissions reduction solutions, has announced its financial results for the second quarter ended November 30, 2019. All figures are in Canadian dollars.
Second quarter and year-to-date highlights:
“This has been a hugely positive quarter for Thermal Energy. Not only has it delivered the highest revenue for a single quarter in the company’s history – an increase of 51% ($2.6 million) from last year – it has also fed into record revenue and profit year to date results.” said William Crossland, CEO of Thermal Energy. “In line with quarter one, our revenue in quarter two has continued to grow, giving the Company a year-to-date revenue figure of $12.8 million – up $820 thousand (7%) compared to the first two quarters of FY2019. However, when we take into consideration that the results for the same period last year included $6.6 million in revenue from the $11 million Resolute Forest Products order, the figures from this year to date are even more impressive. To put this in perspective, if we were to exclude the Resolute project, the current year-to-date revenue has actually increased by 139% ($7.4 million).”
“In terms of profit, half year net income is $626 thousand and EBITDAS is $1.1 million; that’s $788 thousand ahead of net income and $1.3 million ahead EBITDAS from the half year point last year. These figures are three and four times the best half year EBITDAS and net income that the Company has ever recorded. In short, these are by far the strongest results in our company’s history and are a clear indication of the success of our growth strategy.”
“As we enter the second half of our financial year, continuing to diversify is key to our objective of maintaining strong revenue and margins. We are seeing increasing success with this approach as demonstrated by the growing number of heat recovery projects we are securing – especially in Europe – as well as the effective integration of BEI products in our turn key solutions.”
“Following three years of intense investment across all areas of the business including sales, engineering, operations, and marketing, we are working to maximize the return on the investments we have made. This includes taking a proactive approach in various key markets, including Germany, Poland and the US Gulf coast, in order to further propel the business forward. Our order backlog remains strong with $8.2 million in secured orders at the end of the quarter. This value is 67% higher than that of the same period the year prior. This is further confirmation of how our strategy is driving revenue and profitability and delivering our unique offering in an engaging market.”
Quarterly revenue was $7.8 million, delivering a gross profit of $2.9 million - up 59% compared to the same quarter last year. This resulted in a gross margin of 37.2%. Both revenue and gross profit in last year were impacted by the Resolute project. Quarterly EBITDAS is reported at $709 thousand this year compared to a negative $68 thousand last year, an increase of $777 thousand. Net income for the six months ending November 30, 2019 was $626 thousand, to a net loss of $162 thousand for the same period the year prior. Operating Expenses for the year to date total $4.3 million. Working capital increased by $417 thousand to $2.4 million at November 30, 2019 compared to $2.0 million at May 31, 2019. The Company’s net cash position was $5.0 million as of November 30, 2019, compared to $4.2 million at May 31, 2019, representing an increase of $857 thousand.
Business Outlook and Order Backlog Summary
The Company ended the quarter with an order backlog of $8.2 million compared to $4.9 million last year, 67% higher than same time last year. The Company defines its order book or backlog as the value of projects for which purchase orders have been received, but that have not yet been fully reflected as revenue in the Company’s published quarterly financial statements. These include:
Full financial results including Management’s Discussion and Analysis and accompanying notes to the financial results, are available on www.SEDAR.com and www.thermalenergy.com/financialreports.html.