via NewMediaWire -- 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

This press release and any accompanying documents, contain “forward-looking statements” which may describe strategies, goals, outlooks or other non-historical matters, or projected revenues, income, returns or other financial measures, that may include words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan,"  "estimate," "project," "target," "potential," "will," "should," "could," "likely," or "may" and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

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 LockeP: 781-466-6402E: 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 MeasuresIn 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   
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