Energy Recovery, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results
November 11, 2008 at 16:05 PM EST
Energy Recovery, Inc. (Nasdaq:ERII), a global leading provider of ultra efficient energy recovery products and technology for seawater desalination, announced today the results of its third quarter ended September 30, 2008. In the third quarter of 2008, ERI achieved net revenue of $9.0 million, exceeding the Company’s guidance of $6.8 million to $7.2 million. Year to date 2008 net revenue was $30.1 million, which represented an increase of 40% over net revenue of $21.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2007. ERI reported net income of $623 thousand, or $0.01 per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2008 compared to $2.4 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the same period last year. Year to date net income was $3.4 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, compared to $3.1 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the same period last year.
In July 2008, ERI sold an aggregate of 16,100,000 shares of its common stock in its initial public offering (“IPO”) at $8.50 per share, including the underwriters’ over-allotment option. Of the shares sold in the offering, 10,178,566 shares were sold by the Company and 5,921,434 shares were sold by selling stockholders. ERI received net proceeds of approximately $76.8 million from the IPO, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and direct expenses. The financial effect of the IPO is reflected in the Company’s third quarter financial results.
“We exceeded our sales forecast in the third quarter due to stronger than expected demand from our OEM customer group whose projects are under 50,000 cubic meters per day,” said GG Pique, President and CEO of Energy Recovery, Inc. “We continue to see strong demand among both our large EPC customers as well as our OEM customers as reflected in our fourth quarter guidance. Our fourth quarter alone is expected to exceed our total annual revenue in 2006.”
ERI provides the following guidance for the fourth quarter of 2008 and the full year (in thousands, except per share data):
Forward Looking Statements
This press release includes “forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding the Company’s ability to achieve certain levels of revenue and earnings in the fourth quarter and full year for 2008, the Company’s ability to successfully implement its strategic initiatives and the Company’s position in the desalination industry. Because such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, the Company's actual results may differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, cyclical nature of sea water reverse osmosis plants, delays or postponements in the construction of desalination plants, the ability of our customer to obtain financing for the construction of their plants, the ability of our customers to obtain other key components of a plant, delays in governmental approvals, changes in customers’ budgets for desalination plans and the timing of their purchasing decision, interruption in the supply of key production components such as ceramic parts, shipping delays, and other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). All forward-looking statements are made as of today, and the Company assumes no obligation to update such statements. For more details relating to the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in our forward-looking statements, please refer to the Company's SEC filings.
Conference Call to Discuss Third Quarter 2008 Results
The conference call scheduled today at 1:30 p.m. PDT will be in a "listen-only" mode for all participants other than the investment professionals who regularly follow the Company. The toll-free phone number for the call is 800-951-9235 or 706-758-9752 and the access code is 68565515. Callers should dial in approximately 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. A telephonic replay will be available at 800-642-1687 or 706-645-9291, Access Code: 68565515, from 5:30 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 to 8:59 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, November 24, 2008. Investors may also access the live call or the replay over the internet at www.streetevents.com; www.earnings.com and www.energyrecovery.com. The replay will be available approximately three hours after the live call concludes.
Energy Recovery, Inc. (ERI) is a leading manufacturer of energy recovery devices, which significantly reduce energy consumption and help make desalination affordable. ERI’s PX Pressure Exchanger® technology (PX®) is a rotary positive displacement pump that recovers energy from the high pressure reject stream of seawater reverse osmosis systems at up to 98% efficiency with no downtime or scheduled maintenance.
The Company has research, development and manufacturing facilities in San Leandro, California as well as direct sales offices and technical support centers in key desalination hubs such as Madrid, UAE, Shanghai and Florida. ERI service representatives are based in Algeria, Australia, China, India, Korea, Mexico, Taiwan and the Caribbean. For more information on ERI and PX technology, please visit www.energyrecovery.com.