MagneGas Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2015Revenue Increased 184.8% to $545,648
Metal Cutting Revenue Increased 305.1% to $522,315
MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), a technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into MagneGas® fuel, today announced financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2015.
Financial Highlights - March 31, 2015
Revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2015 increased 185% over the same period 2014 and were $545,648 and $191,601, respectively;
Gross margins remained flat at 45% despite the introduction of the new MagneGas2® product line;
The Company had an ending cash balance of $4,139,699 on March 31, 2015.
Ermanno Santilli, Chief Executive Officer of MagneGas stated, "We are making steady progress as evidenced by our increased sales and addition of premier customers, including a top five U.S. utility company, one of the largest cement companies in North America, the Fire Department of NY and fire departments nationwide, among others. These high profile customers and early adopters validate our technology, as MagneGas continues to gain industry recognition as a safer and more effective alternative to acetylene. Revenue in the metal cutting segment more than tripled to $522,315, due in large part to the acquisition of Equipment Sales and Service, Inc., (ESSI).
In addition to adding new customers following the acquisition of ESSI, we have also begun actively marketing Magnegas2® fuel to existing ESSI customers and recently shipped our largest single order of fuel in the Company's history to a California based customer for a furnace refurbishment project."
"Turning to our equipment sales business line for liquid waste processing, we have initiated an aggressive new marketing campaign aimed at pursuing international equipment sales in strategic areas of the world through social media, industry events and a network of independent brokers.
In March 2015, we hosted the World Water Day Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in partnership with The Jack Brewer Foundation (JBF Worldwide) and the U.S. Federation for Middle East Peace (USFMEP) to raise awareness for our sustainable, disruptive technology that is able to sterilize waste water and liquid manure that is being used in agriculture, in order for potable or developed water to be used in other sectors. As a result, we are in active discussions with several developing nations who are interested in purchasing and using our system."
"Regarding our agriculture opportunity with one of the largest swine farms in the USA, we are continuing to perform modifications to our unit to improve throughput in order to transform manure into a valuable nutrient stream. The MagneGas sterilization system is an important piece of the manure solution for the swine industry allowing a complete re-think to how hog farms are designed and run in addition to improving the quality of life for the pigs themselves. This system coupled with our patent pending microbiological additives, allows for a more value added nutrient stream increasing the applications and safety to reduce the re-growth of pathogens."
"We are also moving forward aggressively with our plans to commercialize MagneGas2® for the co-combustion of hydro-carbon fuels with greater efficiency and the significant reduction of emissions. In cooperation with our strategic partners, we are undergoing worldwide development and testing of MagneGas2® for use in co-combustion with coal and coal by-products in the power industry. We are extremely encouraged by the outlook for this business line as it has the potential to save customers millions in costly retrofits to meet new environmental regulations. We look forward to providing further updates in the near future."
First Quarter 2015 Financial Results
Revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2015 were $545,648 as compared to $191,601 for the same period last year. Revenue from metal cutting revenue was $522,315 for the first quarter of 2015 as compared to $128,927 for the same period last year. This was primarily due to an increase in MagneGas® fuel sales and revenue received from the acquisition of ESSI, Inc.
Operating expenses (excluding stock payments and our one time loss on property sale), increased to $1,476,254 for the period ending March 31, 2015 versus $971,295 for the same period 2014. The additional expenses were primarily due to the operating expenses associated with the ESSI, Inc. acquisition. The direct costs of revenue increased to $299,305 for the period ending March 31, 2015 versus $105,600 for the same period in 2014, however gross margins overall remained flat at 45%.
MagneGas' executive management team will host a conference call today, Wednesday, May 13th at 11:00 am Eastern Time to discuss the company's financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2015, as well as the Company's corporate progress and other meaningful developments.
Interested parties can access the conference call by dialing (877) 407-8033 for U.S. callers or (201) 689-8033 for international callers.
A teleconference replay of the conference call will be available approximately one hour following the call, through midnight Saturday, June 13, 2015, and can be accessed by dialing (877) 660-6853 (U.S. callers) or (201) 612-7415 (international callers) and entering conference ID: 13609665.