SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 14, 2020
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction||(Commission||(I.R.S. Employer|
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|28 Engelhard Drive, Suite B|
|Monroe Township, New Jersey||08831|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol (s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock $0.001 par value||OPTT||Nasdaq Capital Market|
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On September 14, 2020, Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for its fiscal first quarter ending July 31, 2020 and the date and time of its investor conference call and webcast. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information set forth in Item 2.02 and in the attached Exhibit 99.1 shall be deemed to be “furnished” and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|*99.1||Press release dated September 14, 2020 announcing the Company’s financial results for its fiscal first quarter ending July 31, 2020, and the date and time of the Company’s investor conference call and webcast.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: September 14, 2020|
|OCEAN POWER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.|
|/s/ George H. Kirby III|
|George H. Kirby III|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|
Ocean Power Technologies Announces First Quarter FY2021 Results
Investor Conference Call and Webcast on September 15, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. ET
MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J., September 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (“OPT” or “the Company”) (Nasdaq: OPTT), a leader in innovative and cost-effective ocean energy solutions, today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 ended July 31, 2020.
Recent Operational Highlights
|●||OPT announced two complementary new products: the hybrid PowerBuoy® with solar panels and an efficient Stirling engine to power payloads independent of wave activity; and the Subsea Battery that is compatible with PowerBuoy® products or deployable as a standalone power source.|
|●||The Company unveiled a Surface Surveillance Solution integrating high-definition radar and cameras with state-of-the-art security sensors and software to enable agencies and organizations seeking to secure marine assets and territorial waters.|
|●||OPT expanded its sales team with an Indonesia-based Southeast Asia representative to execute the Company’s customer expansion strategy in the region.|
|●||The Company opened a Houston office strategically located adjacent to the city’s Energy Corridor as a base for regional sales and business development activities in support of Gulf of Mexico and broader U.S. and South America opportunities.|
|●||OPT’s PB3 PowerBuoy® on lease to Eni and deployed in the Adriatic Sea reached a milestone surpassing more than 600 days of continuous operation.|
“We are fielding strong demand for proposals of OPT solutions from diverse markets,” said George H. Kirby, President and Chief Executive Officer of OPT. “With new products and solutions, and an expanding sales and business development presence, we believe that we are well-positioned to deliver on our commitment to grow our revenue.”
First Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Review
Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 was $0.2 million, which was essentially flat compared to the first quarter of fiscal year 2020. Revenue for the three months ended July 31, 2020, was primarily derived from the Enel Green Power project, while revenue for the same period in the prior year was mainly from projects with Premier Oil and the U.S. Navy. The net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2021 increased by $0.4 million as compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2020, which was mainly attributable to product development and administrative costs.
Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
Total cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash was $12.0 million as of July 31, 2020. Net cash used in operating activities decreased by $0.9 million during the first quarter of fiscal 2021 to $2.7 million, as compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2020. On May 5, 2020, the Company received $0.9 million from the Paycheck Protection Program made available by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, commonly referred to as the CARES Act.
Conference Call & Webcast
OPT will host a conference call and webcast to review its financial and operating results on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time. Interested parties may access the conference call by dialing 877-407-8291 (toll-free in the U.S.) or 201-689-8345 for international callers.
Investors, analysts, and members of the media interested in listening to the live presentation are encouraged to join a webcast of the call available on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at https://www.oceanpowertechnologies.com/investor-relations.
A digital replay will be available by telephone approximately two hours after the completion of the call and until December 15, 2020. It may be accessed by dialing 877-660-6853 from the U.S. or 201-612-7415 for international callers and using the Conference ID#13694019. The archived webcast will also be available on the OPT website investor relations page.
About Ocean Power Technologies
Headquartered in Monroe Township, New Jersey, OPT aspires to transform the world through durable, innovative, and cost-effective ocean energy solutions. Its PowerBuoy® solutions platform provides clean and reliable electric power and real-time data communications for remote offshore and subsea applications in markets such as offshore oil and gas, defense and security, science and research, and communications. To learn more, visit www.oceanpowertechnologies.com.
This release may contain forward-looking statements that are within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are identified by certain words or phrases such as “may”, “will”, “aim”, “will likely result”, “believe”, “expect”, “will continue”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “intend”, “plan”, “contemplate”, “seek to”, “future”, “objective”, “goal”, “project”, “should”, “will pursue” and similar expressions or variations of such expressions. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current expectations about its future plans and performance. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions and estimates which could be inaccurate and which are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could vary materially from those anticipated or expressed in any forward-looking statement made by the Company. Please refer to the Company’s most recent Forms 10-Q and 10-K and subsequent filings with the SEC for a further discussion of these risks and uncertainties. The Company disclaims any obligation or intent to update the forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.
Financial Tables Follow
Additional information may be found in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K that has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The Form 10-K may be accessed on www.sec.gov or the Company’s website in the Investor Relations section.
Investors: 609-730-0400 x401 or InvestorRelations@oceanpowertech.com
Media: 609-730-0400 x402 or MediaRelations@oceanpowertech.com
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share data)
|July 31, 2020||April 30, 2020|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||11,065||$||10,002|
|Restricted cash- short-term||707||707|
|Other current assets||447||588|
|Total current assets||12,606||11,653|
|Property and equipment, net||462||499|
|Right-of-use asset, net||1,113||1,165|
|Restricted cash- long-term||221||221|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Contract liabilities- current||87||100|
|Right-of-use liability- current||236||229|
|Payroll protection program loan- current||396||-|
|Total current liabilities||2,730||1,902|
|Right-of-use liability less current portion||1,017||1,078|
|Contract liabilities less current portion||44||65|
|Payroll protection program loan less current portion||494||-|
|Commitments and contingencies (Note 15)|
|Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; authorized 5,000,000 shares, none issued or outstanding||-||-|
|Common stock, $0.001 par value; authorized 100,000,000 shares, issued 18,624,816 and 12,939,420 shares, respectively||19||13|
|Treasury stock, at cost; 4,251 shares||(302||)||(302||)|
|Additional paid-in capital||2,34,089||2,31,101|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(168||)||(183||)|
|Total stockholders’ equity||10,117||10,493|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||14,402||$||13,538|
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
|Three months ended July 31,|
|Cost of revenues||334||367|
|Engineering and product development costs||1,252||1,198|
|Selling, general and administrative costs||1,987||1,697|
|Total operating expenses||3,239||2,895|
|Gain due to the change in fair value of warrant liabilities||-||6|
|Interest income, net||11||42|
|Foreign exchange gain/(loss)||8||(13||)|
|Basic and diluted net loss per share||$||(0.22||)||$||(0.50||)|
|Weighted average shares used to compute basic and diluted net loss per share||15,677,331||6,040,466|
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
|Three months ended July 31,|
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:|
|Foreign exchange (gain)/loss||(8||)||13|
|Depreciation of fixed assets||37||85|
|Amortization of right of use asset||52||-|
|Compensation expense related to stock option grants and restricted stock||116||92|
|Gain due to the change in fair value of warrant liabilities||-||(6||)|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Change in lease liability||(54||)||(47||)|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(2,737||)||(3,605||)|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Purchase of computers, equipment and furniture||-||(28||)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||-||(28||)|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Proceeds from Payroll Protection Program Loan||890||-|
|Proceeds from issuance of common stock- Aspire financing net of issuance costs||2,635||-|
|Proceeds from issuance of common stock- AGP At The Market offering, net of issuance costs||243||-|
|Proceeds (costs) associated with exercise of pre-funded warrants||-||(18||)|
|Acquisition of treasury stock||-||(1||)|
|Net cash provided/ (used) by financing activities||3,768||(19||)|
|Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash||32||(20||)|
|Net increase/(decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash||1,063||(3,672||)|
|Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period||10,930||17,159|
|Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period||$||11,993||$||13,487|