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Ocean Power Technologies Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2020 Results

Jun 29, 2020 at 4:30 PM EDT

Revenue Increase Over Prior Year, PowerBuoy® Sale and Lease Extension Highlight Fiscal Year

Investor Conference Call and Webcast on June 30, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. ET

MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J., June 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (“OPT” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: OPTT), a leader in innovative and cost-effective ocean energy solutions, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2020 ended April 30, 2020.

FY2020 Revenue Generation

  • Fiscal year 2020 revenues grew to $1.7 million versus $0.6 million in prior year.

FY2020 and Recent Operational Highlights

  • Sale of a PB3 PowerBuoy® and turn-key ocean monitoring system to Enel Green Power to be deployed off the Chilean coast.
  • North Sea deployment for Premier Oil.
  • PB3 deployment in the Adriatic Sea for Eni extended for additional 18 months. The PB3 has produced more than 2.6 megawatt-hours of cumulative energy and has operated continuously for more than 19 months.

Management Commentary
“OPT continued its commercial progress in fiscal year 2020, highlighted by the sale of a PB3 PowerBuoy® to Enel Green Power, the completed construction of the hybrid PowerBuoy® prototype, the ongoing success of our Adriatic Sea deployment with Eni, and the first PB3 PowerBuoy® deployment in the North Sea with Premier Oil,” said George H. Kirby, President and Chief Executive Officer of OPT. “These milestones illustrate commercial progression for the Company and we believe demonstrate the flexibility and robust viability that OPT solutions offer a variety of offshore applications.”

“The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused challenges throughout industry, including for our Company which saw one project delay and another project revised. Despite these obstacles, our team is focusing on aggressively expanding our market base for OPT solutions,” Kirby added. “We are developing and scaling solutions to meet complex challenges while delivering services on current commitments even as coronavirus circumstances evolve. I am proud of our team and excited about the possibilities ahead in the new fiscal year.”

Fourth Quarter Financial Review
Revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 was $0.6 million, an increase of $0.4 million over the prior-year period, which is mainly attributable to a new contract signed with Enel Green Power. The net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 decreased by $1.3 million, which is mainly attributable to a decrease in general and administrative costs and the receipt of New Jersey net operating loss proceeds in the current year quarter which offset expenses.

Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Review
Revenue for the full twelve months of fiscal 2020 was $1.7 million, which is an improvement over fiscal 2019, primarily due to a new contract signed with Enel Green Power. The fiscal 2020 net loss decreased by $1.8 million to $10.4 million, primarily due to lower spending on general and administrative costs.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
Total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash were $10.9 million as of April 30, 2020. Net cash used in operating activities decreased by $1.5 million during the fiscal year ended April 30, 2019 to $10.6 million, which is primarily related to lower spending on general and administrative costs.

Conference Call & Webcast
OPT will host a conference call and webcast to review its financial and operating results on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time. Interested parties may access the conference call by dialing 877-407-8291 (toll-free in the U.S.) or 201-689-8345 for international callers.

Investors, analysts, and members of the media interested in listening to the live presentation are encouraged to join a webcast of the call available on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at

A digital replay will be available by telephone approximately two hours after the completion of the call and until September 30, 2020 and may be accessed by dialing 877-660-6853 from the U.S. or 201-612-7415 for international callers and using the Conference ID#13694019. The webcast will also be archived on the OPT website investor relations page.

About Ocean Power Technologies
Headquartered in Monroe Township, New Jersey, OPT aspires to transform the world through durable, innovative and cost-effective ocean energy solutions. Its PowerBuoy® solutions platform provides clean and reliable electric power and real-time data communications for remote offshore and subsea applications in markets such as offshore oil and gas, defense and security, science and research, and communications. To learn more, visit

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 which could be inaccurate, and which are 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 SEC for a 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 ("SEC"). The Form 10-K may be accessed at or at the company's website in the Investor Relations section.

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share data)
        April 30, 2020   April 30, 2019
Current assets:        
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 10,002     $ 16,660  
  Restricted cash- short-term     707       344  
  Accounts receivable     105       63  
  Contract assets     251       15  
  Other current assets     588       537  
    Total current assets     11,653       17,619  
Property and equipment, net     499       592  
Right-of-use asset, net     1,165       -  
Restricted cash- long-term     221       155  
    Total assets   $ 13,538     $ 18,366  
Current liabilities:        
  Accounts payable   $ 220     $ 312  
  Accrued expenses     1,353       1,938  
  Current portion of contract liabilities     100       188  
  Warrant liabilities     -       6  
  Right-of-use liability- current     229       -  
    Total current liabilities     1,902       2,444  
Right-of-use liability     1,078       -  
Long term portion of contract liabilities     65       -  
Deferred rent     -       147  
    Total liabilities     3,045       2,591  
Commitments and contingencies (Note 15)        
Stockholders’ 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 12,939,420 and 5,425,517 shares, respectively     13       5  
  Treasury stock, at cost; 4,251 and 3,770 shares, respectively   (302 )     (301 )
  Additional paid-in capital     231,101       226,026  
  Accumulated deficit     (220,136 )     (209,784 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (183 )     (171 )
    Total stockholders' equity     10,493       15,775  
    Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 13,538     $ 18,366  

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,
            2020       2019       2020       2019  
Revenues     $ 551     $ 191     $ 1,682     $ 632  
Cost of revenues       452       124       1,787       1,303  
    Gross loss       99       67       (105 )     (671 )
Operating expenses:                  
  Engineering and product development costs       941       879       4,344       4,984  
  Selling, general and administrative costs       1,288       1,706       6,916       7,616  
    Total operating expenses       2,229       2,585       11,260       12,600  
Operating loss       (2,130 )     (2,518 )     (11,365 )     (13,271 )
Gain due to the change in fair value of warrant liabilities   -       12       6       195  
Interest income, net       23       12       124       35  
Foreign exchange loss       (7 )     (12 )     (12 )     (55 )
Loss before income taxes       (2,114 )     (2,506 )     (11,247 )     (13,096 )
  Income tax benefit       895       -       895       850  
Net loss     $ (1,219 )   $ (2,506 )   $ (10,352 )   $ (12,246 )
Basic and diluted net loss per share     $ (0.13 )   $ (1.05 )   $ (1.44 )   $ (9.52 )
  Weighted average shares used to compute                  
    basic and diluted net loss per share       9,679,968       2,389,719       7,209,732       1,286,727  

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
            Twelve months ended April 30,
              2020       2019  
Cash flows from operating activities:        
  Net loss   $ (10,352 )   $ (12,246 )
  Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:        
    Foreign exchange loss     12       55  
    Depreciation of fixed assets     158       180  
    Amortization of right of use asset     197       -  
    Compensation expense related to stock option grants and restricted stock   340       295  
    Gain due to the change in fair value of warrant liabilities     (6 )     (195 )
    Changes in operating assets and liabilities:        
      Accounts receivable     (42 )     108  
      Unbilled receivables     -       71  
      Contract assets     (236 )     (15 )
      Other assets     251       325  
      Accounts payable     (92 )     23  
      Accrued expenses     (585 )     (316 )
      Deferred rent     -       5  
      Deferred credit payable     -       (600 )
      Unearned revenue     -       (18 )
      Change in lease liability     (201 )     -  
      Contract liabilities     (23 )     188  
        Net cash used in operating activities     (10,579 )     (12,140 )
Cash flows from investing activities:        
  Purchases of marketable securities     -       (25 )
  Maturities of marketable securities     -       50  
  Purchase of computers, equipment and furniture     (65 )     (54 )
        Net cash used in investing activities     (65 )     (29 )
Cash flows from financing activities:        
  Proceeds from issuance of common stock, common and pre-funded warrants,        
    net of issuance costs     -       15,712  
  Proceeds from issuance of common stock- Aspire financing        
    net of issuance costs     1,021       593  
  Proceeds from issuance of common stock- AGP At The Market offering,        
    net of issuance costs     3,443       882  
  Proceeds (costs) associated with exercise of pre-funded warrants     (16 )     20  
  Payment of capital lease obligations     -       (23 )
  Acquisition of treasury stock     (1 )     (1 )
        Net cash provided by financing activities     4,447       17,183  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash     (32 )     (80 )
        Net increase/(decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   (6,229 )     4,934  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period     17,159       12,225  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period   $ 10,930     $ 17,159  

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Source: Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.