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SAN DIEGO, March 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Beam Global, (Nasdaq: BEEM, BEEMW) (“Beam” or “the Company”), the leading provider of innovative sustainable technology for electric vehicle (EV) charging, outdoor media and energy security, today announced financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.
Fourth Quarter and Recent Company Highlights
Generated record annual revenues of $6.2 million.
Awarded extension and expansion to State of California state-wide contract - now allows use by other governmental agencies nationwide.
Awarded Federal General Services Administration Multiple Award Schedule Contract – available to all Federal agencies.
Awarded a statewide Florida purchasing contract – available to all state agencies.
Issued patent for UAV ARCTM renewably energized drone recharging product which will provide en route charging for unmanned aerial vehicles.
Improved the performance of the EV ARCTM 2020 charging system by 12%, now delivering up to 265 e-miles in a day.
Completed delivery of 30 EV ARC™ solar-powered EV charging systems for Electrify America.
Increased working capital to $28M.
The City of Olathe, Kansas deployed six EV ARCTM solar-powered EV charging systems with the help of a Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC) federal grant.
“In a challenging year, the Beam Team generated record revenues, expanded our customer base with both government and enterprise, strengthened our balance sheet, deployed new products and added to our patent portfolio,” said Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Beam. “I believe that our new contracts with the state of Florida and especially the Federal government, position us favorably as we look at 2021. Our products are made in America and provide a clean and secure source of energy both for the electrification of transportation and for the strengthening of U.S. energy security. We have no debt, a strong balance sheet and increasing liquidity in our stock. I can't think of a better position to be in as we anticipate a significant increase in government and corporate spending on energy and transportation infrastructure as well as an enthusiastic consumer adoption of new and exciting electric vehicles which will, for the first time, include pickup trucks and SUVs.
Fiscal Year End 2020 Financial Summary
We reported record revenues in fiscal 2020 of $6,210,350, compared to $5,111,545 in fiscal 2019, as a result of a strong fourth fiscal quarter. Fourth quarter revenues were $2,200,706 compared to $495,876 in the fourth quarter of 2019. Revenue growth was driven by shipments to California customers, including the deployment of 29 units to Electrify America. During fiscal 2020, we diversified our customer base compared to fiscal 2019, selling to various municipalities, colleges, utilities and federal agencies.
Gross loss in fiscal 2020 was $710,974, compared to $153,774 during fiscal 2019. The gross loss in the fourth quarter of 2020 was $537,937 compared to $503,053 in the fourth quarter of 2019. The increase in gross loss was primarily due to an initial increase in costs for the new EV ARCTM 2020 unit that was launched at the end of 2019. As we experienced with our original EV ARCTM unit where initial unit costs started out high, we expect the operations and engineering teams to improve the production process and reduce material costs over time. Also, deployment costs were higher during 2020, which we also expect to decrease now that we’ve launched our ARC MobilityTM trailer designed for the EV ARCTM 2020 product. In addition, as we increase our revenues, we expect to benefit from lower manufacturing costs and increased fixed overhead absorption, as well as from falling costs for items such as battery cells and solar modules which we integrate into our products.
Operating expenses were $4,496,660 in fiscal 2020, compared to $3,117,793 in fiscal 2019. Operating expenses in the fourth quarter of 2020 were $1,799,242 compared to $891,126 in the same period of 2019. The $1,378,867 increase in total year expense was primarily due to a $776,627 increase in non-cash stock-based compensation expense due to the increase in stock price in the fourth quarter of 2020, and we increased our investment in sales and marketing expenses by $518,375 to help increase our revenues.
The net loss was $5,213,025 for the 2020 fiscal year, compared to $3,933,922 for the 2019 fiscal year. For the three months ended December 31, 2020, the net loss was $2,336,524 compared to $1,390,054 for the same period in the prior year. This is primarily attributable to the reduction in gross margin and increased operating expenses.
Cash and Working Capital
At December 31, 2020, we had cash of $26,702,804, compared to $3,849,456 at December 31, 2019. The increase resulted from proceeds of $17.4 million from two public offerings, net of offering expenses, and from the exercise of warrants. Our working capital increased from $5,142,719 to $28,163,320 from December 31, 2019 to December 31, 2020.
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About Beam Global
Beam Global is a Cleantech leader that produces innovative, sustainable technology for electric vehicle (EV) charging, outdoor media, and energy security, without the construction, disruption, risks and costs of grid-tied solutions. Products include the patented EV ARC™ and Solar Tree® lines with BeamTrak™ patented solar tracking, and ARC Technology™ energy storage, along with EV charging, outdoor media and disaster preparedness packages.
The company develops, patents, designs, engineers and manufactures unique and advanced renewably energized products that save customers time and money, help the environment, empower communities and keep people moving. Based in San Diego, the company produces Made in America products. Beam Global is listed on Nasdaq under the symbols BEEM and BEEMW (formerly Envision Solar, EVSI, EVSIW). For more information visit https://BeamForAll.com/, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.
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