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  • bummstead bummstead Jul 19, 2011 9:06 PM Flag

    New Ask Management answers are posted.

    Some of you lazy bashers, get to work and see what is new.

    Do some DD instead of playing the moron.

    http://www.capstoneturbine.com/investor/ask-management.asp

    hey Bobby can you ans. my questions to you?

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    • Five stars! Thanks.

    • It inspired me to ask my own question about the Japanese markets. Thanks again bumm. Great comic strip BTW.

    • great post bum. jeez, I forgot how many a$$-holio bashers have taken over this mb.
      I check in once in a while looking for factual posts but usually leave before I find one. shouldn't be long now - once the economy picks up CPST will take off and all these idiot bashers will leave.

      Joe

    • hey Bobby can you ans. my questions to you?

      What questions? And I'm not Bobby.

      • 1 Reply to bobbysanchezwasright
      • Re: Presentation: Management Presentation - July 2011 19-Jul-11 06:23 pm Bobby, What makes you think the Lazard - Capstone presentations are related to bankers and financing rather than a 'road show' senario that would pair up with the new presentation materials on the
        Capstone website? Could not these presentations be geared to the clients of lazard? TIA Looks like we run some more tomorrow. What say ye?

        Bobbysanchez....OK Hi Carla I was just reading what was listed. I stand corrected........Carla Sanchez...

    • June 20, 2011
      Question:
      Is management implementing changes necessary to increase quarterly production and hold cost structure in place?

      Answer from Capstone Management:
      Capstone has increased production from approximately $5 million a quarter to nearly $25 million per quarter without substantially increasing overall Production, Labor and Overhead. Through the continued use of “Lean Manufacturing” practices management believes Capstone can continue to increase production rates without significant increases in employee headcount or capital expenditures.
      June 17, 2011
      Question:
      Can you please reply with an analysis of both the economic and environmental +/- of the FCEL and CPST competing technologies?

      Answer from Capstone Management:
      Today Capstone rarely competes directly with fuel cells in the global power generation marketplace. Because fuel cells are approximately five times our price they are only cost effective in markets with substantial government-provided economic incentives.

      Today we only compete with fuel cells in the California, Connecticut and Korean markets. The Capstone products have similar emissions, greater operational flexibility, lower first cost and lower operating costs. Fuel cells have superior simple cycle electrical efficiency and are best suited to base load utility applications with no thermal host. If a thermal host is available, the comparative overall efficiencies of fuel cells and microturbines are similar.
      June 15, 2011
      Question:
      Is there any consideration of licensing some of the products/applications in order to capitalize and cash in on the application without having to dig deeper for cash to increase plant operations?

      Answer from Capstone Management:
      Capstone would consider licensing its products for certain vertical markets or geographies. However, Capstone is very selective on whom and under what circumstances it would grant such a license.

      Capstone does not need to invest significant additional capital to increase its plant capacity as we are currently only running at approximately 30% of our total capacity with today’s single shift of operations five days per week.


      June 15, 2011
      Question:
      Please tell me your current employee force...as well as the average length of employment. This gives me a general idea of your company involvement and stability for continued increase in business.

      Answer from Capstone Management:
      Capstone had 195 employees with an average length of service of 5.2 years as of March 31, 2011. Under the current management team, Capstone’s voluntary unwanted employee turnover has dropped from approximately 38% five years ago to approximately 2% today.
      June 15, 2011
      Question:
      The question I had is concerning your 4th quarter report that says CPST had a $.12 per share loss with revenue of 22.8 million and last quarter you had around a $.03 per share loss with revenue of around 24.2 million. Would you help me see how that is possible and where did all this money go? Thanks for your time and I am looking forward to your response.

      Answer from Capstone Management:
      The difference that you have noted is related to a non-cash charge associated with the warrant liability based upon quarter over quarter changes in Capstone’s stock price. This non-cash adjustment is made pursuant to new rules on accounting for outstanding common stock warrants and can only have a positive impact on Capstone from a cash perspective if the warrants are exercised at some point in the future. Warrant liability is adjusted up or down on a quarterly basis until all the warrants are either exercised or expire at the end of their term.

      • 1 Reply to bummstead
      • June 14, 2011
        Question:
        Mr. Jamison mentioned on the 4th quarter call that the 250 when ready will help the overall margin. What would be the timing of the C250 coming on the market. Thanks.

        Answer from Capstone Management:
        Capstone is staffing up the C250 program and anticipates fielding initial beta units in approximately 18 months with commercial release in approximately 24 months.
        May 24, 2011
        Question:
        Are there plans to bring more awareness to the public about Capstone and their products besides the recent spotlight Washington placed on them?

        Answer from Capstone Management:
        Capstone spends in excess of one million dollars a year in global marketing efforts. This expenditure is in addition to the regional marketing efforts of our 95 distribution partners.
        May 24, 2011
        Question:
        Are there currently any plans to reduce the Days Sales Outstanding? Also, if you are able to disclose, what plans are being implemented to cut costs up to 30%?

        Answer from Capstone Management:
        Capstone has been working hard to reduce its receivable days outstanding and has made significant progress to date. The 30% cost reduction program is focused on reducing purchased material cost and involves a combination of new vendors, outsourcing to low cost overseas vendors and engineering for manufacturability changes.
        May 18, 2011
        Question:
        I noticed approx. 10-12 or so new job postings for new hires at Capstone. Are these related to higher orders, sales delivery and production?

        Answer from Capstone Management:
        Capstone is adding approximately 14 new engineering and program management positions in support of its cost reduction program and new product development efforts. Key product development efforts include the C250/C370, Flexible Fuel Turbine and Externally Fired or Solar turbine.

 
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