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08/06/09

Energy Recovery, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results


SAN LEANDRO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 6, 2009-- Energy Recovery, Inc. (Nasdaq:ERII), a leader in the design and development of energy recovery devices for desalination, announced today the results of its second quarter ended June 30, 2009. In the second quarter, ERI achieved net revenue of $9.1 million and a net loss of $71,000. The small net loss was in line with the Company’s guidance even though the net revenue was below the guidance range of $10 to $11 million.

“When we look at the total picture of our business over the near term, we continue to see the drivers of desalination growth intact and our competitive positioning improving with new product introductions like the PX-300 device,” said GG Pique, President and CEO of Energy Recovery, Inc. “Continued turmoil in the financial sector has resulted in some delays in expected product shipment dates for several projects and we have adjusted our guidance accordingly. Ultimately, these projects are driven by water scarcity, and we continue to believe these projects will be built.”

ERI provides the following guidance for the third quarter of 2009 and the full year:

      Q3 2009       Fiscal Year 2009
 
Estimated net revenue $9.5 to $10.5 million $50 to $55 million
 
Estimated net income $0 $4.5 to $6.5 million
 
Estimated earnings per diluted share $0 $0.09 to $0.13

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 about ERI’s estimated net revenue, net income and earnings per diluted share for the third quarter of 2009 and for the 2009 fiscal year and statements about the growth of the reverse osmosis sector of the desalination industry, status of projects, and our competitive product positioning. Because such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, the Company's actual results may differ materially from the predictions in those forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, delays in, or cancellation of, the construction of desalination plants, the inability of our customers to obtain project financing, delays in governmental approvals, changes in end users’ budgets for desalination plants or the timing of their purchasing decisions, the world economic crisis 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 Second Quarter 2009 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 877-941-0843 or 480-629-9644 and the access code is 4116683. Callers should dial in approximately 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. A telephonic replay will be available at 800-406-7325 or 303-590-3030, Access Code: 4116683, until Thursday, August 20, 2009. Investors may also access the live call or the replay over the internet at www.energyrecovery.com. The replay will be available approximately three hours after the live call concludes.

About ERI®

Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:ERII) designs and develops energy recovery devices that help make desalination affordable by significantly reducing energy consumption. ERI’s PX Pressure Exchanger™ (PX™) device 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. The company is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in key desalination centers worldwide, including Madrid, Shanghai, Florida and the United Arab Emirates. For more information on ERI and PX technology, please visit www.energyrecovery.com.

Unaudited Financial Results

 

ENERGY RECOVERY, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share data)

(unaudited)

   

 

   June 30,   

2009

December 31,

2008

ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 79,631 $ 79,287
Restricted cash 2,284 246

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $295 and $59 at June 30, 2009, and December 31, 2008, respectively

8,407 20,615
Unbilled receivables, current 4,629 4,948
Inventories 11,160 8,493
Deferred tax assets, net 1,755 1,755
Prepaid income taxes 1,065
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   1,306     984  
Total current assets 110,237 116,328
Unbilled receivables, non-current 355 1,929
Restricted cash, non-current 3,461 19
Property and equipment, net 4,399 1,845
Intangible assets, net 308 321
Deferred tax assets, non-current, net 119 119
Other assets, non-current   52     51  
Total assets $ 118,931   $ 120,612  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 1,838 $ 2,270
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 3,587 4,787
Income taxes payable 108 1,657
Accrued warranty reserve 295 270
Deferred revenue 2,643 4,000
Current portion of long-term debt 128 172
Current portion of capital lease obligations   39     37  
Total current liabilities 8,638 13,193
Long-term debt 277 385
Capital lease obligations, non-current 7 27
Other non-current liabilities   5     8  
Total liabilities   8,927     13,613  
 
Commitments and Contingencies
 
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 50,153,944 and 50,015,718 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2009, and December 31, 2008, respectively

50 50
Additional paid-in capital 99,841 98,527
Notes receivable from stockholders (88 ) (296 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (44 ) (44 )
Retained earnings   10,245     8,762  
Total stockholders’ equity   110,004     106,999  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 118,931   $ 120,612  
 

ENERGY RECOVERY, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

   

 

Three Months Ended

June 30,

Six Months Ended

June 30,

2009   2008 2009   2008
Net revenue $ 9,089 $ 11,961 $ 21,735 $ 21,081
Cost of revenue   3,291     3,951     7,864     7,625  
Gross profit 5,798 8,010 13,871 13,456
Operating expenses:
General and administrative 3,508 2,854 6,662 5,515
Sales and marketing 1,651 1,453 3,161 2,796
Research and development   826     536     1,630     1,045  
Total operating expenses   5,985     4,843     11,453     9,356  
Income (loss) from operations (187 ) 3,167 2,418 4,100
Other income (expense):
Interest expense (10 ) (24 ) (24 ) (45 )
Interest and other income (expense), net   117     (23 )   29     624  
Income (loss) before provision for income taxes (80 ) 3,120 2,423 4,679
Provision for income taxes   (9 )   1,291     940     1,903  
Net income (loss) $ (71 ) $ 1,829   $ 1,483   $ 2,776  
Earnings per share:
Basic $ (0.00 ) $ 0.05   $ 0.03   $ 0.07  
Diluted $ (0.00 ) $ 0.04   $ 0.03   $ 0.07  
Number of shares used in per share calculations:
Basic   50,146     39,827     50,099     39,816  
Diluted   50,146     42,284     52,629     42,240  

Source: Energy Recovery, Inc.

Energy Recovery, Inc.
Tom Willardson, 510-483-7370
Chief Financial Officer