Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Fiscal 2022 Results
- Revenues increased to
$756,000in 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.
- 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 millionto revenue for Fiscal Year 2023.
- Revenues increased to
$1.76 millionin 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 Researchprogram (“SBIR”) to support the development of the next generation of our wave energy conversion systems. The project began in August 2021and 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 Navyvia 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 Stratmannas CEO ( June 2021), Maria Force as Vice President of Human Resources ( November 2021), Bob Powersas CFO ( December 2021), Matt Burdynyas Vice President of Sales and Marketing ( March 2022), and Ethan Butleras Vice President of Engineering and Operations (May 2022).
Management Commentary –
"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
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS – Q422
- Revenues – increased to
$756,000for 4Q22, due to growth in Strategic Consulting Services.
- Engineering and product development costs – decreased by
$377,000from 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 millionfor Q422 compared to a net loss of $5.2 millionfor the Q421.
Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
- We had
$57.5 millionof 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 $11.7 millionfor Fiscal Year 2021, primarily due to increase program expenses, acquisition expenses, and associated headcount.
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OPT provides intelligent maritime solutions and services that enable safer, cleaner, and more productive ocean operations for the defense and security, oil and gas, science and research, and offshore wind markets. Our PowerBuoy® platforms provide clean and reliable electric power and real-time data communications for remote maritime and subsea applications. We also provide WAM-V® autonomous surface vessels (ASV) and marine robotics services through our wholly owned subsidiary Marine Advanced Robotics. We are headquartered in
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Financial Tables Follow
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Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share data)
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||7,885||$||83,028|
|Restricted cash, short-term||258||384|
|Other current assets||467||487|
|Total current assets||$||59,304||$||84,439|
|Property and equipment, net||445||406|
|Right-of-use asset, net||752||1,036|
|Restricted cash, long-term||219||222|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Right-of-use liability, current portion||319||347|
|Contingent liabilities, current portion||748||—|
|Liability classified stock awards||—||60|
|Paycheck protection program loan, current portion||—||495|
|Total current liabilities||$||2,978||$||4,694|
|Deferred tax liability||203||—|
|Contingent liabilities, less current portion||843||—|
|Paycheck protection program loan, less current portion||—||396|
|Right-of-use liability, less current portion||538||819|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Additional paid-in capital||322,932||315,820|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(46||)||(171||)|
|Total shareholders' equity||68,831||80,468|
|Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity||$||73,393||$||86,377|
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
|Three months ended
||Twelve months ended
|Cost of revenues||800||1,031||1,860||2,279|
|Engineering and product development costs||$||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||$||12,519|
|Interest income, net||68||79||124||124|
|Gain on forgiveness of PPP loan||—||—||890||—|
|Loss on liquidation of subsidiary||(157||)||—||(157||)||—|
|Other expense, net||—||(34||)||—||(83||)|
|Foreign exchange (loss) / gain||(1||)||1||(1||)||15|
|Loss before income taxes||$||(5,935||)||$||(5,200||)||$||(20,697||)||$||(14,760||)|
|Income tax benefit||782||—||1,823||—|
|Basic and diluted net loss per share||$||(0.09||)||$||(0.10||)||$||(0.35||)||$||(0.49||)|
|Weighted average shares used to compute basic and diluted net loss per share||55,834,735||51,286,196||54,010,233||30,018,838|
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
|Twelve months ended
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:|
|Foreign exchange (gain) / loss||1||(15||)|
|Depreciation of fixed assets||144||143|
|Amortization of intangibles||86||6|
|Amortization of right of use asset||285||223|
|Amortization of premium on investments||58||—|
|Gain on forgiveness of PPP loan||(890||)||—|
|Loss on liquidation of subsidiary||157||—|
|Compensation expense related to equity compensation||1,169||721|
|Deferred tax liabilities||(377||)||—|
|Performance obligation shares compensation||(60||)||60|
|Net effect from disposal of property, plant and equipment||—||2|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:|
|Change in right of use lease liability||(309||)||(237||)|
|Net cash used in operating activities||$||(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|
Source: Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.