Q2 revenue up 46% to a record $4.3 million from $2.9 million in Q2 last year
Q2 net income increases to a record $464,600 versus net loss of $17,300 last year
Q2 Modified EBITDA before non-controlling interest of $546,200 versus $64,700 last year
Paragon Waste Solutions reports initial revenue of $78,000 in second quarter with total customer deposits and license fees for CoronaLux™ systems of $743,000 through first half of 2014
GOLDEN, Colo. – Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources, Inc. (SEER) (OTC: SENR), a provider of next-generation clean technologies, renewable fuel and waste management innovations, today announced results for its second quarter and six-month period ended June 30, 2014.
“Our sustained focus on top-line growth while carefully monitoring operating costs resulted in record revenue of $4.3 million, record net income of $464,600 and modified EBITDA of $546,200 in the second quarter,” said J. John Combs III, Chairman and CEO. “We had a very strong performance by our expanding industrial cleaning businesses, which combined to achieve 77% revenue growth year over year. It is also important to note that our Paragon waste destruction subsidiary has successfully placed its first units, the result of which generated $743,000 in cash and $78,000 in revenue. We’re very pleased to see our investment in Paragon contributing so significantly since its recent launch, confirming our expectation that Paragon is an important long-term growth opportunity for SEER.”
Second Quarter Results
Total second quarter revenue increased 46% to a record $4.3 million from $2.9 million in the same quarter last year. Services revenue increased 77% year over year to $3.1 million from $1.8 million due to higher demand for the Company’s industrial solutions. Services revenue includes industrial and rail car cleaning services performed by the Company’s REGS and Tactical Cleaning subsidiaries. The significant increase in services revenue more than offsets a slight decline in product revenue – to $1.1 million from $1.2 million – as commencement of certain environmental projects moved from the second quarter into the third quarter. The majority of product revenue was generated by the Company’s MV Technologies subsidiary, although the Paragon Waste Solutions subsidiary generated its initial recognizable revenue – $78,000 – in the second quarter as the Company continued its transition from development phase into product rollout phase for its CoronaLux™ waste destruction systems. Paragon continues to win new business and is expected to begin contributing more significantly to revenue as additional CoronaLux™ systems are placed into service in medical and refinery waste applications.
Total operating expenses increased 30% to $3.9 million in the second quarter compared to $3.0 million in the same quarter last year. The increase was primarily due to higher services costs in support of the 77% increase in services revenue as well as to increased staffing and other costs in support of the rollout of Paragon’s waste destruction technology.
Net income attributable to SEER common stockholders increased to a record $464,600, or $0.01 per share, from a net loss of $17,300, or less than one cent per share, in the second quarter last year. Modified EBITDA before non-controlling interest for the second quarter was $546,200 as compared with $64,700 in the same quarter last year.
Revenue in the first half of 2014 increased 28% to $7.1 million from $5.5 million in the same period last year. Services revenue increased 57% year over year to $5.4 million from $3.4 million, reflecting growing demand for the Company’s industrial cleaning solutions. Product revenue declined 23% year over year to $1.6 million from $2.1 million but is expected to increase in the second half 2014. Paragon, which received customer deposits and license fees for its CoronaLux™ systems of $743,000 in the first six months of 2014, amortizes revenue under terms of its customer contracts, so non-refundable deposits and license fees received is a more accurate leading indicator of divisional growth and future revenue.
Total operating expenses increased 34% to $7.8 million from $5.8 million for the comparative six-month periods. This increase was attributable to increased labor expenses and higher costs of services generally in line with service revenue growth, and higher selling, general and administrative expense in support of overall revenue growth and start-up activities associated with Paragon’s nationwide product rollout. Net loss attributable to SEER stockholders through six months was $570,600, or $0.01 per share, versus $188,800, or less than one cent per share, in the same period last year. Modified EBITDA before non-controlling interest was $207,900 through six months versus a loss of $58,700 in the same period last year.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
The Company believes that the presentation of results excluding certain items in “Modified EBITDA,” such as non-cash equity compensation charges, provides meaningful supplemental information to both management and investors, facilitating the evaluation of performance across reporting periods. The Company uses these non-GAAP measures for internal planning and reporting purposes. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income or net income per share prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
About Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources, Inc.
Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources, Inc. (SEER) identifies, secures, and commercializes patented and proprietary environmental clean 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 two majority-owned subsidiaries: Paragon Waste Solutions, LLC; and ReaCH4biogas (“Reach”).
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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