Active Power Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

Adjusted EBITDA Increased 34% to $1.3 Million in First Half of 2013 Versus Same Period in 2012

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AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 30, 2013) -  Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW), manufacturer of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and modular infrastructure solutions (MIS), reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Q2 2013 Highlights

  • Revenue totaled $20.2 million, up $1.6 million sequentially.

  • Gross margin was 34.3% versus 29.6% in the previous quarter.

  • Net income was $0.3 million or $0.02 per share compared to $0.5 million or $0.03 per share in the second quarter of 2012.

  • Adjusted EBITDA was $1.1 million compared to $1.4 million in the second quarter of 2012.

  • Operating cash flow was a negative $0.2 million compared to a negative $2.7 million in the second quarter of 2012.

  • COMLINK, a broadband, data center, and cloud services communications provider, selected Active Power to support its new facility's mission critical hosting and cloud services ecosystem.

  • Datum, a business class data center provider, deployed Active Power's CleanSource® 1000 kVA UPS system at its flagship colocation facility in the United Kingdom.

  • Joined the Russell Microcap Index, which is widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for both passive and active investment strategies.

Q2 2013 Financial Results

Revenue in the second quarter of 2013 was $20.2 million compared to $18.6 million in the previous quarter and $21.7 million in the second quarter of 2012. The sequential increase was due to the increase in MIS and service revenues, while the decrease from the year-ago quarter was attributed to a decline in UPS sales partially offset by the increase in MIS and service revenues. For the first six months ended June 30, 2013, revenue was $38.8 million compared to $41.5 million in the same period in 2012. 

Gross margin in the second quarter of 2013 was 34.3% compared to 29.6% in the previous quarter and 35.9% in the second quarter of 2012. The sequential increase in gross margin was due to a lower mix of sales through multi-tier distribution and strong service revenues associated with MIS sales compared to the first quarter of 2013. The decrease in gross margin from the year-ago quarter was primarily due to higher unabsorbed manufacturing costs related to product sales in the second quarter of 2013 when compared to the second quarter of 2012. For the first six months ended June 30, 2013, gross margin was 32.0% compared to 31.5% in the first six months of 2012.

Net income in the second quarter of 2013 was $0.3 million or $0.02 per share, compared to a loss of $0.3 million or $(0.01) per share in the previous quarter and net income of $0.5 million or $0.03 per share in the second quarter of 2012. The change to profitability from the prior quarter was due primarily to improved profit related to service revenue partially offset by an increase in operating expenses. The decrease in net income from the same year-ago quarter was primarily due to an increase in foreign exchange currency costs. For the first six months ended June 30, 2013, net income was $0.1 million compared to a net loss of $0.7 million in the first six months of 2012.

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2013 was $1.1 million compared to $0.2 million in the previous quarter and $1.4 million in the second quarter of 2012. The sequential quarterly increase was due to improved net income and higher depreciation expense and stock based compensation expense in the second quarter of 2013. The decrease in adjusted EBITDA from the year-ago quarter was due to lower net income and lower depreciation expense in the second quarter of 2013. For the first six months ended June 30, 2013, adjusted EBITDA was $1.3 million compared to $1.0 million in the first six months of 2012. See "About Presentation of Adjusted EBITDA" below for the definition of adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial metric, and an important discussion about the use of this metric and its reconciliation to GAAP net income, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

Cash and cash equivalents were $14.5 million at June 30, 2013, compared to $15.0 million in the previous quarter and $13.5 million at December 31, 2012.

Management Commentary

"Strong sales of modular infrastructure solutions dominated our product mix in the second quarter of 2013," said Dr. Ake Almgren, chairman, for Active Power. "This mix contributed to the sequential quarterly increases in service sales and gross margin and in part enabled us to achieve positive net income in the quarter."

"We believe we have established a solid platform and a pipeline of new products that are coming to fruition, supporting our strategy for profitable growth. We plan to leverage these elements to strengthen Active Power as a highly differentiated competitor in the market."

Outlook

Active Power expects third quarter 2013 revenue to range between $15 million and $18 million. Third quarter earnings per share is expected to range between $(0.09) and $(0.04). Changes in cash and investments in the third quarter are expected to be minimal and driven by changes in working capital requirements.

Based on its sales outlook for the remainder of the year, the company is targeting sequential year-over-year revenue growth with positive adjusted EBITDA and breakeven to positive net income.

This outlook for the third quarter and full year is subject to a number of factors, including those outside of the company's control, such as customer changes to their deployment schedules, which may cause actual revenues and earnings to differ from these expectations.

Conference Call and Webcast

Active Power will host a conference call today, Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. (ET) to discuss its second quarter 2013 results. Interested parties can dial into the conference call at the time of the event at (866) 963-1218. For callers outside the U.S. and Canada, please dial (904) 520-5763.

To listen to the live webcast, click here. A replay of the webcast will be available via Active Power's investor relations website at http://ir.activepower.com.

About Active Power

Founded in 1992, Active Power designs and manufactures uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and modular infrastructure solutions (MIS) that enable data centers and other mission critical operations to remain 'on' 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The combined benefits of its products' power density, reliability, and total cost of ownership are unmatched in the market and enable the world's leading companies to achieve their most forward thinking data center designs. The company's products and solutions are built with pride in Austin, Texas, at a state-of-the-art, ISO 9001:2008 registered manufacturing and test facility. Global customers are served via Austin and three regional operations centers located in the United Kingdom, Germany, and China, supporting the deployment of systems in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.activepower.com.

Active Power and CleanSource are registered trademarks of Active Power, Inc. The Active Power logo and PowerHouse are trademarks of Active Power, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements relating to our platform and pipeline supporting our strategy for profitable growth; plans to leverage these elements to strengthen us as a highly differentiated competitor; our revenue and earnings per share guidance for the third quarter of 2013; our expected changes in cash and investments in the third quarter; and our expected revenue, adjusted EBTDA, and net income for the full year.

Any forward-looking statements and all other statements that may be made in this news release that are not historical facts are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the results predicted include, among others, our dependence on our relationships with Hewlett Packard, Caterpillar, other original equipment manufacturers (OEM), other strategic IT partners, and on our distributors including Digital China Information Service Company; our increased emphasis on larger and more complex system solutions; the success of our product development efforts and our ability to manufacture and deliver products in a timely manner; the level of acceptance of our current and future products in the market; the deferral or cancellation of sales commitments as a result of general economic conditions or uncertainty; risks related to our international operations; and product performance and quality issues.

For more information on the risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward looking statements, please refer to Active Power filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and its Current Reports on Form 8-K filed since then. Active Power assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information which are in effect as of their respective dates.

 
Active Power, Inc. 
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations 
(in thousands, except per share amounts; unaudited) 
 
    Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2013     2012     2013     2012  
                         
Revenues:                                
  Product revenue   $ 15,385     $ 17,481     $ 31,021     $ 33,887  
  Service and other revenue     4,810       4,178       7,784       7,570  
    Total revenue     20,195       21,659       38,805       41,457  
                                 
Cost of goods sold:                                
  Cost of product revenue     10,623       11,358       21,627       23,354  
  Cost of service and other revenue     2,650       2,529       4,754       5,024  
    Total cost of goods sold     13,273       13,887       26,381       28,378  
Gross profit     6,922       7,772       12,424       13,079  
                                 
Operating expenses:                                
  Research and development     1,800       1,432       3,431       2,720  
  Selling and marketing     3,033       3,897       5,970       7,444  
  General and administrative     1,579       1,940       2,713       3,484  
    Total operating expenses     6,412       7,269       12,114       13,648  
Income (Loss) from Operations     510       503       310       (569 )
                                 
Interest expense, net     (82 )     (52 )     (164 )     (166 )
Other income (expense), net     (96 )     39       (87 )     78  
                                 
Net Income (Loss)   $ 332     $ 490     $ 59     $ (657 )
                                 
Net Income (Loss) per share, basic   $ 0.02     $ 0.03     $ 0.00     $ (0.04 )
Net Income (Loss) per share, diluted   $ 0.02     $ 0.03     $ 0.00     $ (0.04 )
                                 
Shares used in computing net income (loss) per share, basic     19,296       19,094       19,261       18,036  
Shares used in computing net income (loss) per share, diluted     19,491       19,193       19,476       18,036  
                                 
 
Active Power, Inc. 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets 
(in thousands) 
(unaudited) 
 
    Three Months Ended  
    June 30, 2013     December 31, 2012  
             
ASSETS            
             
Current assets:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 14,512     $ 13,524  
  Restricted cash     615       -  
  Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $412 and $488 at June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively     19,257       17,862  
  Inventories, net     11,913       11,079  
  Prepaid expenses and other     573       567  
    Total current assets   $ 46,870       43,032  
Property and equipment, net     3,042       2,458  
Deposits and other     288       309  
    Total assets   $ 50,200     $ 45,799  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                
                 
Current liabilities:                
  Accounts payable   $ 7,640     $ 4,036  
  Accrued expenses     5,450       4,948  
  Deferred revenue     4,133       4,568  
  Revolving line of credit     5,535       5,535  
    Total current liabilities   $ 22,758       19,087  
Long-term liabilities     689       713  
Stockholders' equity                
  Preferred stock - $0.001 par value; 2,000 shares authorized     -       -  
  Common stock - $0.001 par value; 30,000 shares authorized; 19,347 and 19,171     19       19  
    issued and 19,291 and 19,125 outstanding at June 30, 2013 and                
    December 31, 2012, respectively                
Treasury stock     (193 )     (144 )
Additional paid-in capital     289,562       288,619  
Accumulated deficit     (262,758 )     (262,817 )
Other accumulated comprehensive income     123       322  
  Total stockholders' equity     26,753       25,999  
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 50,200     $ 45,799  
                   
 
Active Power, Inc. 
Supplemental Information 
 
Revenue by Product   3 Months Ended     6 Months Ended  
    June 30,     June 30,  
    2013   % of total     2012   % of total     2013   % of total     2012   % of total  
UPS   $ 2,816   14 %   $ 9,553   44 %   $ 14,422   37 %   $ 13,769   33 %
MIS     12,569   62 %     7,928   37 %     16,599   43 %     20,118   49 %
  Total Product Revenue     15,385   76 %     17,481   81 %     31,021   80 %     33,887   82 %
Service     4,810   24 %     4,178   19 %     7,784   20 %     7,570   18 %
  Total Revenue   $ 20,195   100 %   $ 21,659   100 %   $ 38,805   100 %   $ 41,457   100 %
                                                 
Revenue by Geography                                                
                                                 
Americas   $ 18,473   91 %   $ 15,177   70 %   $ 30,565   78 %   $ 28,584   69 %
Asia     505   3 %     1,145   5 %     3,775   10 %     10,118   24 %
EMEA     1,217   6 %     5,337   25 %     4,465   12 %     2,755   7 %
  Total Revenue   $ 20,195   100 %   $ 21,659   100 %   $ 38,805   100 %   $ 41,457   100 %
                                                 
  
Adjusted EBITDA 
(Thousands) 
 
    Three   Six  
    Months Ended   Months Ended  
    June 30,   June 30,  
    2013     2012   2013     2012  
Net Income (Loss)   $ 332     $ 490   $ 59     $ (657 )
  Interest Expense     82       52     164       166  
  Depreciation Expense     297       395     559       647  
  Stock Based Compensation     391       409     528       773  
  Impairment of Long-Lived Assets     (13 )     27     (30 )     27  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 1,089     $ 1,373   $ 1,280     $ 956  
                               

About Presentation of Adjusted EBITDA

Beginning with the reporting of results for the fourth quarter of 2012, the company began to report the measures of adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA is not a financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating income or any other financial measures so calculated and presented, nor as an alternative to cash flow from operating activities as a measure of liquidity. The company defines adjusted EBITDA as net loss before impairment of long-lived assets, depreciation, interest, and non-cash stock based compensation. Other companies (including competitors) may define adjusted EBITDA differently. The company presents adjusted EBITDA because management believes it is to be an important supplemental measure of performance that is commonly used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry. Management also uses this information internally for forecasting and budgeting. It may not be indicative of the historical operating results of Active Power Inc. nor is it intended to be predictive of potential future results. Investors should not consider adjusted EBITDA in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the company's results as reported under GAAP.

SOURCE: Active Power, Inc.

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