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Tecogen Announces Second Quarter 2021 Results

Net Income of $2.2 million for H1 2021 and $0.4 million for Q2 2021
Earnings per share of $0.09/share for H1 2021 and $0.02/share for Q2 2021

Waltham, MA - (NewMediaWire) - August 12, 2021 - Tecogen Inc. (OTCQX:TGEN), a leading manufacturer of clean energy products, reported net income of $0.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 compared to a net loss of $0.7 million in 2020, an improvement of $1.1 million. For the six months ended June 30, 2021, net income was $2.2 million compared to a net loss of $1.9 million, an improvement of $4.1 million. The increase in net income for both periods was primarily due to the benefit from the CARES Act payroll support programs, and to a lesser extent, from lower operating expenses and improved gross margin. Our gross margin increased to 47.5% in the six months ended June 30, 2021 compared to 37.0% for the same period in 2020. 

Key Takeaways

Earnings Per Share

  • Net income (loss) per share, basic and diluted, was net income of $0.09 per share in the six months ended June 30, 2021 compared to a loss of $0.07 in the six months ended June 30, 2020.
  • Net income (loss) per share, basic and diluted, was net income of $0.02 in the second quarter of 2021 compared to a loss of $0.03 in the second quarter of 2020.

Revenues

  • Revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 were $6.1 million compared to $7.4 million for the same period in 2020, a 17.3% decrease. 
    • Product revenue was $2.4 million in Q2 2021 compared to $3.8 million in the same period in 2020, a decline of 35.4%, primarily due to lower cogeneration unit volume. 
    • Services revenue was $3.3 million in Q2 2021 compared to $3.4 million in the same period in 2020, a decline of 1.3%, primarily due to reduced lower margin installation activity. Services contract revenue increased 25.6% to $3.1 million compared to $2.5 million in the second quarter of 2020. 
    • Energy Production revenue increased by $95 thousand, or 34.2%, to $371 thousand compared to the same period in 2020 due to the resumption of business operations at our energy production sites. 
  • For the six months ended June 30, 2021 revenues were $12.2 million compared to $15.4 million for the same period in 2020, a decrease of $3.2 million or 20.8% year over year. 
    • Product revenue was $4.6 million in the six months ended June 30, 2021 compared to $6.8 million in the same period in 2020, a decline of 33.2%, primarily due to lower cogeneration unit volume. 
    • Services revenue was $6.6 million in the six months ended June 30, 2021 compared to $7.5 million in the same period in 2020, a decline of 12.3%, primarily due to reduced lower margin installation activity. Services contract revenue increased 18.8% to $5.8 million compared to $4.9 million in the same period in 2020.
    • Energy production revenue in the six months ended June 30, 2021 was $1.024 million, compared to $1.027 million for the same period in 2020, a decrease of $3 thousand, or 0.3%.

Gross Profit

  • Gross profit for the second quarter of 2021 was $2.8 million compared to $2.9 million in the second quarter of 2020. Gross margin improved to 46.3% in the second quarter compared to 39.1% for the same period in 2020 due to higher Product margin which increased to 43.1% in Q2 2021 from 41.4% in Q2 2020 and Services margin which improved to 49.5% in Q1 2021 from 37.7% in Q1 2020.  
  • Gross profit for the six months ended June 30, 2021 was $5.8 million compared to $5.7 million for the same period in 2020, an increase of $0.1 million, or 1.7%. During the six months ended June 30, 2021 gross margin increased to 47.5% compared to 37.0% for the same period in 2020 due to higher Product margin which increased to 43.9% from 41.2% and higher Services margin which increased to 51.3% from 33.8%.

Operating Expenses

  • Operating expenses decreased by 7% to $3.2 million for the second quarter of 2021 compared to $3.4 million in the same period of 2020. 
  • For the six months ended June 30, 2021 operating expenses decreased $1.1 million, or 14.7%, to $6.2 million compared to $7.3 million in the same period in 2020.  

The decreased operating expenses in the quarter and six month periods were primarily due to cost controls, resulting in decreased payroll and payroll related expenses and reductions in other operating expenses compared to the same periods in 2020. 

Adjusted EBITDA(1) was $567 thousand for the second quarter of 2021 compared to negative $363 thousand for the second quarter of 2020. (Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income or loss attributable to Tecogen, adjusted for interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense, unrealized gain or loss on equity securities, goodwill impairment charges and other non-cash non-recurring charges or gains including abandonment of intangible assets and extinguishment of debt. See the table following the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for a reconciliation from net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA, as well as important disclosures about the company's use of Adjusted EBITDA).

“Our core business areas continued to be negatively impacted by COVID-19, but despite the challenging economic environment, we achieved significant improvements in our gross margin and operations,” commented Benjamin Locke, Tecogen's Chief Executive Officer. “We expect Product sales to rebound as we move further into 2021. Our Energy Production assets are gradually returning to normal operation as COVID related closures and restrictions are eased, and our Service maintenance revenues continue to grow each quarter."  

Operational Highlights:

  • Qualified for Employee Retention Credit and recognized a $713 thousand benefit in the second quarter of 2021.
  • Continued sales growth in the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) space with total capacity of Tecochill chillers sold to cannabis cultivation facilities now in excess of 10,000 tons.
  • Current sales backlog of equipment and installations as of August 12, 2021 is $10.4 million, comprised of $10.2 million of products and $0.2 million of installation services.
  • Added two Manufacturers' Representatives to support Tecofrost sales in parts of western United States and Canada.
  • Filed a provisional patent application titled "High Efficiency Hybrid Engine-Driven Variable Drive" with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Conference Call Scheduled for Today at 11:00 am ET

Tecogen will host a conference call today to discuss the second quarter results beginning at 11:00 am eastern time.  To listen to the call please dial (877) 407-7186 within the U.S. and Canada, or (201) 689-8052 from other international locations.  Participants should ask to be joined to the Tecogen Second Quarter 2021 earnings call.  Please begin dialing 10 minutes before the scheduled starting time.  The earnings press release will be available on the Company website at www.Tecogen.com in the "News and Events" section under "About Us." The earnings conference call will be webcast live. To view the associated slides, register for and listen to the webcast, go to https://ir.tecogen.com/ir-calendar.  Following the call, the recording will be archived for 14 days.

The earnings conference call will be recorded and available for playback one hour after the end of the call.  To listen to the playback, dial (877) 660-6853 within the U.S. and Canada, or (201) 612-7415 from other international locations and use Conference Call ID#: 13672659.

About Tecogen

Tecogen Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, installs, and maintains high efficiency, ultra-clean, cogeneration products including engine-driven combined heat and power, air conditioning systems, and high-efficiency water heaters for residential, commercial, recreational and industrial use. The company provides cost effective, environmentally friendly and reliable products for energy production that, through patented technology, nearly eliminate criteria pollutants and significantly reduce a customer’s carbon footprint.

In business for over 35 years, Tecogen has shipped more than 3,000 units, supported by an established network of engineering, sales, and service personnel across the United States. For more information, please visit www.tecogen.com or contact us for a free Site Assessment.

Tecogen, InVerde e+, Ilios, Tecochill, Tecopower, Tecofrost, Tecopack and Ultera are registered or pending trademarks of Tecogen Inc.

Forward Looking Statements

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In addition to those factors described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and on our Form 8-K filed on August 12, 2021, under “Risk Factors”, among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from past and projected future results are the following: fluctuations in demand for our products and services, competing technological developments, issues relating to research and development, the availability of incentives, rebates, and tax benefits relating to our products and services, changes in the regulatory environment relating to our products and services, integration of acquired business operations, and the ability to obtain financing on favorable terms to fund existing operations and anticipated growth.

In addition to GAAP financial measures, this press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted EBITDA which excludes certain expenses as described in the presentation.  We use Adjusted EBITDA as an internal measure of business operating performance and believe that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides a meaningful perspective of the underlying operating performance of our current business and enables investors to better understand and evaluate our historical and prospective operating performance by eliminating items that vary from period to period without correlation to our core operating performance and highlights trends in our business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying solely on GAAP financial measures.

Tecogen Media & Investor Relations Contact Information:  

Benjamin Locke
P: 781-466-6402
E: Benjamin.Locke@tecogen.com

TECOGEN INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited)

   June 30, 2021    December 31, 2020
ASSETS         
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  3,185,478         1,490,219     
Accounts receivable, net  7,777,064         8,671,163     
Unbilled revenue  3,899,499         4,267,249     
Employee retention credit  713,268         —     
Inventories, net  6,811,525         7,168,596     
Prepaid and other current assets  839,732         597,144     
Total current assets  23,226,566         22,194,371     
Property, plant and equipment, net  2,025,334         2,283,846     
Right of use assets  2,168,100         1,632,574     
Intangible assets, net  1,244,373         1,360,319     
Goodwill  2,406,156         2,406,156     
Other assets  248,713         196,387     
TOTAL ASSETS 31,319,242         30,073,653     
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY         
Current liabilities:          
Note payable  —         837,861     
Accounts payable  2,597,737         4,183,105     
Accrued expenses  2,138,931         1,993,471     
Deferred revenue  1,119,943         1,294,157     
Lease obligations, current  617,540         506,514     
Total current liabilities  6,474,151         8,815,108     
Long-term liabilities:          
Note payable, net of current portion  1,874,269         1,036,339     
Deferred revenue, net of current portion  244,425         115,329     
Lease obligations, long-term  1,642,801         1,222,492     
Unfavorable contract liability, net  131,224         —     
Total liabilities  1,438,278         1,617,051     
   11,805,148         12,806,319     
Commitments and contingencies          
   —         —     
Stockholders’ equity:          
Tecogen Inc. shareholders’ equity:          
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 24,850,261 and 24,850,261 issued and outstanding at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively  24,850         24,850     
Additional paid-in capital  56,908,194         56,814,428     
Accumulated deficit  (37,363,283)        (39,529,621)    
Total Tecogen Inc. stockholders’ equity  19,569,761         17,309,657     
Non-controlling interest  (55,667)        (42,323)    
Total stockholders’ equity  19,514,094         17,267,334     
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY 31,319,242         30,073,653     


TECOGEN INC.

 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)

   Three Months Ended
   June 30, 2021    June 30, 2020
Revenues          
Products  2,445,927         3,786,134     
Services  3,328,314         3,372,583     
Energy production  370,861         276,341     
Total revenues  6,145,102         7,435,058     
Cost of sales          
Products  1,390,725         2,220,456     
Services  1,679,386         2,102,735     
Energy production  232,353         205,876     
Total cost of sales  3,302,464         4,529,067     
Gross profit  2,842,638         2,905,991     
Operating expenses          
General and administrative  2,438,452         2,637,479     
Selling  580,871         602,383     
Research and development  132,883         166,027     
Total operating expenses  3,152,206         3,405,889     
Loss from operations  (309,568)        (499,898)    
Other income (expense)          
Interest and other income (expense), net  (1,125)        238     
Interest expense  (5,088)        (56,253)    
Employee retention credit  713,268         —     
Unrealized gain (loss) on investment securities  18,749         (78,723)    
Total other income (expense), net  725,804         (134,738)    
Income (loss) before provision for state income taxes  416,236         (634,636)    
Provision for state income taxes  7,933         13,171     
Consolidated net income (loss)  408,303         (647,807)    
(Income) loss attributable to non-controlling interest  (8,672)        (6,081)    
Net income (loss) attributable to Tecogen Inc.  399,631         (653,888)    
Net income (loss) per share - basic  0.02         (0.03)    
Net income (loss) per share - diluted  0.02         (0.03)    
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic  24,850,261         24,850,261     
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted  25,125,210         24,850,261     

 

Non-GAAP financial disclosure (1)         
Net income (loss) attributable to Tecogen Inc.  399,631         (653,888)    
Interest expense, net  6,213         56,015     
Income taxes  7,933         13,171     
Depreciation & amortization, net  117,404         103,485     
EBITDA  531,181         (481,217)    
Stock based compensation  54,681         39,494     
Unrealized (gain) loss on investment securities  (18,749)        78,723     
Adjusted EBITDA  567,113         (363,000)    


TECOGEN INC.

 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)

   Six  Months Ended
   June 30, 2021    June 30, 2020
Revenues          
Products  4,568,649         6,837,894     
Services  6,609,458         7,532,673     
Energy production  1,024,156         1,027,191     
Total revenues  12,202,263         15,397,758     
Cost of sales          
Products  2,565,012         4,023,339     
Services  3,216,989         4,985,981     
Energy production  626,416         690,280     
Total cost of sales  6,408,417         9,699,600     
Gross profit  5,793,846         5,698,158     
Operating expenses          
General and administrative  4,892,305         5,326,941     
Selling  1,091,074         1,458,170     
Research and development  259,033         530,363     
Total operating expenses  6,242,412         7,315,474     
Loss from operations  (448,566)        (1,617,316)    
Other income (expense)          
Interest and other income (expense), net  (2,328)        11,965     
Interest expense  (9,728)        (116,238)    
Gain on extinguishment of debt  1,887,859         —     
Employee retention credit  713,268         —     
Gain on sale of investment securities  6,046         —     
Unrealized gain (loss) on investment securities  56,246         (98,404)    
Total other income (expense), net  2,651,363         (202,677)    
Income (loss) before provision for state income taxes  2,202,797         (1,819,993)    
Provision for state income taxes  15,991         18,393     
Consolidated net income (loss)  2,186,806         (1,838,386)    
(Income) loss attributable to non-controlling interest  (20,468)        (17,889)    
Net income (loss) attributable to Tecogen Inc.  2,166,338         (1,856,275)    
Net income (loss) per share - basic  0.09         (0.07)    
Net income (loss) per share - diluted  0.09         (0.07)    
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic  24,850,261         24,850,256     
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted  25,102,470         24,850,256     

 

   Six  Months Ended
   June 30, 2021    June 30, 2020
Non-GAAP financial disclosure (1)         
Net income (loss) attributable to Tecogen Inc.  2,166,338         (1,856,275)    
Interest & other expense, net  12,056         104,273     
Income taxes  15,991         18,393     
Depreciation & amortization, net  241,470         193,637     
EBITDA  2,435,855         (1,539,972)    
Gain on extinguishment of debt  (1,887,859)        —     
Stock based compensation  93,766         81,730     
Unrealized (gain) loss on marketable securities  (56,246)        98,404     
Gain on sale of marketable securities  (6,046)        —     
Non-cash abandonment of intangible assets  7,400         179,944     
Adjusted EBITDA  586,870         (1,179,894)    

(1) Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to reporting net income, a U.S. generally accepted accounting principle (“GAAP”) measure, this news release contains information about Adjusted EBITDA (net income (loss) attributable to Tecogen Inc adjusted for interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense, unrealized gain or loss on investment securities, goodwill impairment charges and other non-cash non-recurring charges including abandonment of certain intangible assets and extinguishment of debt), which is a non-GAAP measure.  The Company believes Adjusted EBITDA allows investors to view its performance in a manner similar to the methods used by management and provides additional insight into its operating results.  Adjusted EBITDA is not calculated through the application of GAAP.  Accordingly, it should not be considered as a substitute for the GAAP measure of net income and, therefore, should not be used in isolation of, but in conjunction with, the GAAP measure.  The use of any non-GAAP measure may produce results that vary from the GAAP measure and may not be comparable to a similarly defined non-GAAP measure used by other companies.

TECOGEN INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited)

   Six Months Ended
   June 30, 2021    June 30, 2020
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:          
Consolidated net income (loss)  2,186,806         (1,838,386)    
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:         
Depreciation and amortization  241,470         193,637     
Gain on extinguishment of debt  (1,887,859)        —     
Employee retention credit  (713,268)        —     
Stock-based compensation  93,766         81,730     
Gain on sale of investment securities  (6,046)        —     
Unrealized (gain) loss on investment securities  (56,246)        98,404     
Abandonment of intangible assets  7,400         179,944     
Non-cash interest expense  —         50,775     
Changes in operating assets and liabilities         
(Increase) decrease in:          
Accounts receivable  894,100         6,405,936     
Unbilled revenue  367,750         538,032     
Inventory  357,072         (890,868)    
Prepaid assets and other current assets  (242,588)        (6,382)    
Other assets  (537,197)        532,293     
Increase (decrease) in:          
Accounts payable  (1,585,368)        (1,197,576)    
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities  290,342         284,506     
Deferred revenue  (45,118)        (1,671,239)    
Other liabilities  531,335         —     
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities  (103,649)        2,760,806     
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:          
Purchases of property and equipment  (47,504)        (53,674)    
Proceeds from the sale of investment securities  11,637         —     
Purchases of intangible assets  (5,682)        (123,254)    
Payment of stock issuance costs  —         (802)    
Distributions to non-controlling interest  (33,812)        (23,070)    
Net cash used in investing activities  (75,361)        (200,800)    
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:          
Proceeds from note payable  1,874,269         1,874,200     
Proceeds (payments) on revolving line of credit, net  —         (2,453,159)    
Proceeds from exercise of stock options  —         1,200     
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities  1,874,269         (577,759)    
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents  1,695,259         1,982,247     
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period  1,490,219         877,676     
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period  3,185,478         2,859,923     
Supplemental disclosures of cash flows information:         
Cash paid for interest  —         36,326     
Cash paid for taxes  15,991         5,222