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Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Fiscal 2022 Results

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Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.

Revenues Increased in Fiscal 2022 as Company Executes Its Growth Strategy to be the Offshore Leader of Data-as-a-Service and Power-as-a-Service

MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J., July 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. ("OPT" or "the Company") (NYSE American: OPTT), a leader in innovative and cost-effective low-carbon marine data, power, and consulting service solutions, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full-year ended April 30, 2022.

Q4 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Revenues increased to $756,000 in Q422, driven by growth of Strategic Consulting Services.

  • Continued development of its proprietary next-generation Maritime Domain Awareness ("MDA") solution, configured to provide cyber-secure autonomous monitoring of large ocean areas, such as windfarms, marine protected areas, and areas of interest to national security, suitable for installation on buoys and vehicles. This MDA solution, initially field tested in October 2021, is undergoing a planned second round of field testing, which commenced during Q1 of Fiscal 2023.

  • Partnered with the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Port Hueneme Division for its Advanced Naval Technology Exercise Coastal Trident demonstration, where OPT will be deploying a single PowerBuoy equipped with its MDA platform. The demonstration is intended to help provide data and monitoring of several offshore threats, including dark ship tracking, drug and human trafficking, and illegal fishing.

FY22 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Completed its acquisition of Marine Advanced Robotics (MAR) , which expanded OPT's commercial offering into autonomous vehicles for maritime data services. MAR is expected to contribute approximately $2.0 million to revenue for Fiscal Year 2023.

  • Revenues increased to $1.76 million in Fiscal 2022, due primarily to MAR and the growth of Strategic Consulting Services.

  • Was notified of a pre-award for a DOE Small Business Innovation Research program (“SBIR”) to support the development of the next generation of our wave energy conversion systems. The project began in August 2021 and was completed in April 2022.

  • Partnered with Sulmara Subsea, a global provider of innovative survey and inspection services to the offshore energy sector, to develop advanced uses for OPT’s WAM-V® autonomous surface vehicles.

  • Received an award for its WAM-V unmanned surface vehicle from the Australian Defense Engineering Group (ADEG) of the Royal Australian Navy via our local partner Blue Zone Group. This will be used as a research and development test bed for the ADEG.

  • Set the path for future growth by strengthening its senior management team with a number of key changes and additions, including Philipp Stratmann as CEO (June 2021), Maria Force as Vice President of Human Resources (November 2021), Bob Powers as CFO (December 2021), Matt Burdyny as Vice President of Sales and Marketing (March 2022), and Ethan Butler as Vice President of Engineering and Operations (May 2022).

Management Commentary – Philipp Stratmann, OPT's President and Chief Executive Officer
"Fiscal 2022 was a year of significant progress for our company. We implemented a robust strategy that expanded our revenue generation capability, as reflected in our meaningful growth in revenue for the year. We broadened our strategic partnership base, grew our consulting services, and completed our acquisition of Marine Advanced Robotics. I am pleased with the continued integration of MAR. We expect execution of our strategy to deliver a record $9.0 million in orders in fiscal 2023, much of which should be revenue in the year. I am pleased with the progress we have made and remain keenly focused on becoming the technology leader for offshore Data-as-a-Service and Power-as-a-Service.”

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS – Q422

  • Revenues – increased to $756,000 for 4Q22, due to growth in Strategic Consulting Services.

  • Engineering and product development costs – decreased by $377,000 from 3Q22 but remain elevated from FY21, mainly due to OPT's investment in its proprietary MDA platform.

  • Selling, general, and administrative (SG&A) costs – increased from 3Q22 and 4Q21 due primarily to increased equity compensation, expenses related to the acquisition of MAR, and recruiting expenses.

  • Net loss – the Company’s net loss of $5.2 million for Q422 compared to a net loss of $5.2 million for the Q421.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

  • We had $57.5 million of combined cash, unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments as of April 30, 2022.

  • The Company has no bank debt.

  • Net cash used in operating activities for Fiscal Year 2022 was $21.3 million, compared to $11.7 million for Fiscal Year 2021, primarily due to increase program expenses, acquisition expenses, and associated headcount.

Conference Call & Webcast

As announced on June 14, 2022, OPT will host a conference call and webcast to review its financial and operating results on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 9:00 A.M. Eastern Time. Investors, analysts, and other interested parties may access the conference call by:

A digital replay will be available by telephone approximately two hours after the call's completion and until October 14, 2022. Access by dialing 877-660-6853 (U.S.) or 201-612-7415 (International) and using the Conference ID# 13730472. The archived webcast will also be available on the OPT website investor relations page.

About Ocean Power Technologies

OPT provides intelligent maritime solutions and services that enable safer, cleaner, and more productive ocean operations for the defense and security, oil and gas, science and research, and offshore wind markets. Our PowerBuoy® platforms provide clean and reliable electric power and real-time data communications for remote maritime and subsea applications. We also provide WAM-V® autonomous surface vessels (ASV) and marine robotics services through our wholly owned subsidiary Marine Advanced Robotics. We are headquartered in Monroe Township, New Jersey, and have offices in Houston, Texas, and Richmond, California. To learn more, visit www.OceanPowerTechnologies.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release may contain forward-looking statements that are within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are identified by certain words or phrases such as "may", "will", "aim", "will likely result", "believe", "expect", "will continue", "anticipate", "estimate", "intend", "plan", "contemplate", "seek to", "future", "objective", "goal", "project", "should", "will pursue" and similar expressions or variations of such expressions. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company's current expectations about its future plans and performance. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions and estimates that could be inaccurate and subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could vary materially from those anticipated or expressed in any forward-looking statement made by the Company. Please refer to the Company's most recent Forms 10-Q and 10-K and subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for further discussion of these risks and uncertainties. The Company disclaims any obligation or intent to update the forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

Financial Tables Follow

Additional information may be found in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K that has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Form 10-K is accessible at www.sec.gov or the Investor Relations section of the Company's website (www.OceanPowerTechnologies.com/investor-relations).

Contact Information
Investors: 609-730-0400 x401 or InvestorRelations@oceanpowertech.com
Media: 609-730-0400 x402 or MediaRelations@oceanpowertech.com



Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share data)

 

April 30, 2022

 

April 30, 2021

ASSETS

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

7,885

 

 

$

83,028

 

Short-term investments

 

49,384

 

 

 

 

Restricted cash, short-term

 

258

 

 

 

384

 

Accounts receivable

 

482

 

 

 

350

 

Contract assets

 

386

 

 

 

190

 

Inventory

 

442

 

 

 

 

Other current assets

 

467

 

 

 

487

 

Total current assets

$

59,304

 

 

$

84,439

 

Property and equipment, net

 

445

 

 

 

406

 

Intangibles, net

 

4,136

 

 

 

274

 

Right-of-use asset, net

 

752

 

 

 

1,036

 

Restricted cash, long-term

 

219

 

 

 

222

 

Goodwill

 

8,537

 

 

 

 

Total assets

$

73,393

 

 

$

86,377

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

905

 

 

$

687

 

Accrued expenses

 

877

 

 

 

1,881

 

Contract liabilities

 

129

 

 

 

 

Right-of-use liability, current portion

 

319

 

 

 

347

 

Contingent liabilities, current portion

 

748

 

 

 

 

Litigation payable

 

 

 

 

1,224

 

Liability classified stock awards

 

 

 

 

60

 

Paycheck protection program loan, current portion

 

 

 

 

495

 

Total current liabilities

$

2,978

 

 

$

4,694

 

Deferred tax liability

 

203

 

 

 

 

Contingent liabilities, less current portion

 

843

 

 

 

 

Paycheck protection program loan, less current portion

 

 

 

 

396

 

Right-of-use liability, less current portion

 

538

 

 

 

819

 

Total liabilities

$

4,562

 

 

$

5,909

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

Shareholders’ Equity:

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; authorized 5,000,000 shares, none issued or outstanding

$

 

 

$

 

Common stock, $0.001 par value; authorized 100,000,000 shares, issued and outstanding 55,905,213 and 52,479,051 shares, respectively

 

56

 

 

 

52

 

Treasury stock, at cost; 23,331 and 21,040 shares, respectively

 

(341

)

 

 

(338

)

Additional paid-in capital

 

322,932

 

 

 

315,820

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(253,770

)

 

 

(234,895

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(46

)

 

 

(171

)

Total shareholders' equity

 

68,831

 

 

 

80,468

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$

73,393

 

 

$

86,377

 



Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)

 

Three months ended April 30,

 

Twelve months ended April 30,

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

Revenues

$

756

 

 

$

601

 

 

$

1,759

 

 

$

1,206

 

Cost of revenues

 

800

 

 

 

1,031

 

 

 

1,860

 

 

 

2,279

 

Gross loss

$

(44

)

 

$

(430

)

 

$

(101

)

 

$

(1,073

)

Operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineering and product development costs

$

1,828

 

 

$

1,413

 

 

$

9,606

 

 

$

4,747

 

Selling, general and administrative costs

$

3,973

 

 

$

2,179

 

 

$

11,906

 

 

$

7,772

 

Total operating expenses

$

5,801

 

 

$

3,592

 

 

$

21,512

 

 

$

12,519

 

Operating loss

$

(5,845

)

 

$

(4,022

)

 

$

(21,613

)

 

$

(13,592

)

Litigation settlement

$

 

 

$

(1,224

)

 

$

 

 

$

(1,224

)

Interest income, net

 

68

 

 

 

79

 

 

 

124

 

 

 

124

 

Other income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

60

 

 

 

 

Gain on forgiveness of PPP loan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

890

 

 

 

 

Loss on liquidation of subsidiary

 

(157

)

 

 

 

 

 

(157

)

 

 

 

Other expense, net

 

 

 

 

(34

)

 

 

 

 

 

(83

)

Foreign exchange (loss) / gain

 

(1

)

 

 

1

 

 

 

(1

)

 

 

15

 

Loss before income taxes

$

(5,935

)

 

$

(5,200

)

 

$

(20,697

)

 

$

(14,760

)

Income tax benefit

 

782

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,823

 

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(5,153

)

 

$

(5,200

)

 

$

(18,874

)

 

$

(14,760

)

Basic and diluted net loss per share

$

(0.09

)

 

$

(0.10

)

 

$

(0.35

)

 

$

(0.49

)

Weighted average shares used to compute basic and diluted net loss per share

 

55,834,735

 

 

 

51,286,196

 

 

 

54,010,233

 

 

 

30,018,838

 



OCEAN POWER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)

 

Twelve months ended April 30,

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(18,874

)

 

$

(14,760

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

 

 

 

Foreign exchange (gain) / loss

 

1

 

 

 

(15

)

Depreciation of fixed assets

 

144

 

 

 

143

 

Amortization of intangibles

 

86

 

 

 

6

 

Amortization of right of use asset

 

285

 

 

 

223

 

Amortization of premium on investments

 

58

 

 

 

 

Gain on forgiveness of PPP loan

 

(890

)

 

 

 

Loss on liquidation of subsidiary

 

157

 

 

 

 

Compensation expense related to equity compensation

 

1,169

 

 

 

721

 

Deferred tax liabilities

 

(377

)

 

 

 

Performance obligation shares compensation

 

(60

)

 

 

60

 

Net effect from disposal of property, plant and equipment

 

 

 

 

2

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

(133

)

 

 

(245

)

Contract assets

 

(195

)

 

 

61

 

Inventory

 

(292

)

 

 

 

Other assets

 

19

 

 

 

106

 

Accounts payable

 

217

 

 

 

441

 

Accrued expenses

 

(1,004

)

 

 

761

 

Litigation payable

 

(1,224

)

 

 

1,224

 

Change in right of use lease liability

 

(309

)

 

 

(237

)

Contract liabilities

 

(74

)

 

 

(165

)

Net cash used in operating activities

$

(21,296

)

 

$

(11,674

)

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

Cash acquired in acquisition

$

 

 

$

100

 

Purchase of short-term investments

 

(49,442

)

 

 

 

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

 

(145

)

 

 

(26

)

Payment for MAR acquisition, net of cash acquired

 

(4,444

)

 

 

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

$

(54,031

)

 

$

74

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

Proceeds from Paycheck Protection Program Loan

$

 

 

$

890

 

Proceeds from loan payable

 

 

 

 

467

 

Payment of loan payable

 

 

 

 

(467

)

Proceeds from stock option exercises

 

90

 

 

 

184

 

Payment of payroll taxes related to stock option exercises

 

 

 

 

(245

)

Proceeds from issuance of common stock- Aspire financing net of issuance costs

 

 

 

 

14,393

 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock- AGP At The Market offering, net of issuance costs

 

 

 

 

66,166

 

Proceeds associated with exercise of common stock warrants

 

 

 

 

2,818

 

Acquisition of treasury stock

 

(3

)

 

 

(36

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

$

87

 

 

$

84,170

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

$

(32

)

 

$

134

 

Net (decrease) / increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

$

(75,272

)

 

$

72,704

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of year

$

83,634

 

 

$

10,930

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of year

$

8,362

 

 

$

83,634