$UGE.V Financials – Highest Quarterly Revenue / Lowest Quarterly Loss

UGE International Ltd. reported its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2016. UGE reports all amounts in US dollars.

2016 Highlights

  • On February 22, 2016, the Company closed the acquisition of Endura Energy Project Corp. (“Endura”), which has since been fully integrated into the operations of UGE. Endura adds significant scale and technical expertise to UGE’s commercial solar platform.
  • On September 6, 2016, UGE divested its wind energy subsidiaries, which management had deemed non-core to its ongoing strategy. The divestiture lowered expense levels, strengthened the Company’s balance sheet, and focused management on its core offering in the commercial solar market. The transaction was accounted for as discontinued operations and the sale resulted in a gain of $3.3 million.
  • For the three months ended December 31, 2016, UGE recognized the highest quarterly revenue in its history of $3.4 million as well as its lowest quarterly loss in the last two years.

Selected Financial Information

Three months ended December 31, Years ended December 31,
Continuing operations:
2016 2015 2016 2015
Cost of sales
(2,346,711) (60,970) (4,470,360) (2,169,281)
30% 58% 23% 3%
Gross profit
1,015,877 85,797 1,336,759 70,905
Selling, general and administrative
(1,735,325) (604,013) (4,352,774) (2,314,006)
Net finance (costs) income
368,294 (97,389) 4
Income tax (expense) recovery
(24,798) 115,057
Net loss from continuing operations
(375,952) (518,216) (2,998,347) (2,243,097)
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income tax
(1,852,662) (1,129,635) 1,910,061 (3,362,990)
Net loss
Loss per share from continuing operations – Basic and diluted
Basic and diluted
Loss per share from net loss – Basic and diluted
Basic and diluted

Analysis of Financial Results

During 2016, UGE significantly grew revenues and strengthened its balance sheet, both organically and through the Endura acquisition and wind divestiture. Subsequent to the year end, further growth was shown with the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Carmanah Solar Power Corp. on April 3, 2017. Together, this has strengthened UGE’s position in the commercial solar industry while eliminating expenses in non-core areas.

The Company would like to draw attention to the following points from its financial statements:

  • Revenue from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2016 was $5.8 million, compared with $2.2 million in 2015, an increase of 159%. Revenue for the fourth quarter was $3.4 million, the largest quarterly revenue in the Company’s history.
  • At the end of the year, UGE had backlog of $34.9 million, representing projects that should translate into significant revenue in future quarters.
  • The gross profit margin for the year ended December 31, 2016 was 23%, in line with UGE’s near term targets, through contracting more profitable projects.
  • Selling, general and administrative expenses were approximately $4.4 million in 2016, including $0.6 million applicable to non-cash expenses related to the acquisition of Endura.
  • Due to significant improvements in all facets mentioned above, the Company reduced its net loss to $1.1 million for 2016, compared with $5.6 million in 2015.

“2016 was an exciting year for UGE, and sets us up for a great 2017 and beyond,” said Nick Blitterswyk, CEO of UGE. “Our team worked incredibly hard to transform the business throughout the year, and look forward to carrying the positive momentum into strong results for 2017.”

Full financial results and Management’s Discussion and Analysis are posted to SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and are available through the Company’s website.

About UGE

UGE delivers immediate savings to businesses through cleaner electricity. We help commercial and industrial clients become more competitive through the low cost of distributed renewable energy. With over 330 MW of experience globally, we work daily to power a more sustainable world.