Revenue up 70% to $11.6 million from $6.8 million
Net loss reduced by 49% year over year
Company closes $4.0 million private placement to fund growth initiatives
Current assets up 164%, total assets up 128%, long-term liabilities reduced 25%
GOLDEN, Colo. – Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources, Inc. (SEER) (OTC: SENR), a leading provider of patented and proprietary technologies and services to the renewable fuels, waste management and oil and gas industries, today announced results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013.
Fourth Quarter Results
Fourth quarter revenue increased 49% to $3.1 million from revenue of $2.1 million in the fourth quarter last year. Product revenue increased 80% to $0.83 million from $0.46 million year over year. Services revenue increased 40% to $2.3 million from $1.6 million for the comparative fourth quarters. The higher revenue was attributable primarily to growing demand for the Company’s waste stream renewable fuels technology in landfills and general industrial services in the refineries. SEER reported a net loss attributable to stockholders of $0.4 million, or $0.01 per share, versus a net loss of $0.3 million, or $0.01 per share, in the fourth quarter last year. Fourth quarter consolidated net loss was attributable to costs related to the manufacturing and rollout of CoronaLux™ units by the Company’s Paragon Waste Solutions subsidiary.
Full Year Results
For 2013, total revenue increased 70% to $11.6 million from $6.8 million as demand for SEER’s environmental technologies and services increased across the board. Product revenue, comprised of MV Technologies’ waste stream management and renewable fuels solutions, increased 134% to $3.4 million from $1.4 million year over year. Services revenue, comprised of industrial and railcar cleaning solutions, increased 53% to $8.2 million from $5.4 million.
Total operating expenses increased 47% year over year as growth in costs of products and services tracked higher revenue. Selling, general and administrative expenses, however, increased only 9% relative to the Company’s 70% revenue growth rate. This was attributable to SEER’s nimble and scalable business model combined with ongoing efforts to control costs and operate more efficiently. Overall, the Company achieved a 53% reduction in operating loss to $0.7 million versus $1.6 million in 2012. The consolidated operating expense increase and operating loss were attributable to expenditures and costs incurred in the Paragon division to facilitate growth. Net loss attributable to SEER stockholders improved by 58% to $0.6 million, or $0.01 per share, from $1.5 million, or $0.05 per share, a year ago.
Balance Sheet Highlights
SEER’s cash balance at year-end was $2.4 million, up from $0.1 million a year ago. Total current assets increased 164% year over year to $4.2 million from $1.6 million. Total assets increased 128% year over year to $6.4 million from $2.8 million. In 2013 the Company reduced its long-term liabilities by 25% to $0.8 million from $1.0 million.
“From a financial performance perspective, SEER’s existing technology and environmental businesses significantly increased revenues in 2013 and otherwise performed very well,” said J. John Combs III, chairman and CEO. “Our MV Technologies subsidiary grew revenue by 134%, our REGS services revenue increased by 89%, and our rail division revenue remained solid and profitable. During 2013, we continued to invest aggressively in our Paragon Waste Solutions division as we finalized product development and conducted several successful pilot test programs with potential customers. Since Paragon had not yet begun contributing to revenue in 2013, these budgeted investments impacted our bottom line for the year as expected. In the fourth quarter of 2013 and first quarter of 2014, however, Paragon secured multiple customer commitments totaling approximately $1.0 million in up-front license fees and on-going revenue-split royalties or monthly licensing payments commencing in 2014. Accordingly, we expect Paragon to contribute to revenue and overall profitability in 2014 and beyond. With a corporate overhead structure relatively fixed in relation to our anticipated revenue growth, we are confident we will achieve increasing and sustainable profitability over the long term and add value for our shareholders.”
About Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources, Inc.
Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources, Inc. (SEER) identifies, secures, and commercializes patented and proprietary environmental technologies in several multibillion dollar sectors (including oil & gas, renewable fuels, and all types of waste management, both solid and gaseous) for the purpose of either destroying/minimizing hazardous waste streams more safely and at lower cost than any competitive alternative, and/or processing the waste for use as a renewable fuel for the benefit of the customers and the environment. SEER has three wholly-owned operating subsidiaries: REGS, LLC; Tactical Cleaning Company, LLC; MV Technologies, LLC; and a majority-owned subsidiary, Paragon Waste Solutions, LLC.
For more information about the Company visit: www.seer-corp.com
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J. John Combs III
Chief Executive Officer
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