MONTREAL (QC), May 30th, 2016 - Xebec Adsorption Inc. (TSXV: XBC) ("Xebec"), a provider of gas purification and filtration solutions for the natural gas, field gas, biogas, helium, and hydrogen markets, announced its 2016 first quarter operating results today.
- Revenues of $2.5 million for the first quarter of 2016 compared to $3.1 million for the same quarter in 2015, a 20.8% decrease compared to the same period in 2015.
- Net loss of $1.1 million or $0.03 per share for the three month period ending March 31, 2016 compared to a minimal net loss of $0.05 million or $0.00 per share for the same period in 2015.
Xebec posted revenues of $ 2.5 million for the first quarter of 2016, a 20.8% decrease compared to $3.1 million in the first quarter of 2015. This decrease is due mainly to a slowdown in China operations.
As of May 30th 2016, total order backlog stood at $5.7 million, compared to $6.9 million as at June 1, 2015.
Xebec’s gross margin as a % of revenues for the first quarter of 2016 amounted to 14.7% ($0.4 million) compared to 21.9% ($0.7 million), a 7.2% decrease compared to the same period in 2015.
EBITDA and Net loss
The EBITDA for the first quarter of 2016 amounted to $(0.9) million compared to $0.04 million in the first quarter of 2015. This decrease is mainly explained by lower realized gross margins.
The net loss for the first quarter of 2016 totaled $(1.1) million, or $(0.03) per share, compared to a minimal net loss of $(0.05) million, or $0.00 per share for the same 2015 period.
Selling and administrative expenses increased slightly to $1.2 million compared to $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2015.
As of March 31, 2016, the Company had $1.9 million of cash on hand and a working capital deficit of $0.5 million.
2016 First Quarter Financial Statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis
The complete financial statements, notes to financial statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the three-month period ended March 31, 2016, are available on the Company’s Website at www.xebecinc.com and on the SEDAR Website at www.sedar.com.
About Xebec Adsorption Inc.
Xebec Adsorption Inc. is a global provider of clean energy solutions to corporations and governments looking to reduce their carbon footprints. With more than 1,500 customers worldwide, Xebec designs, engineers and manufactures innovative products that transform raw gases into marketable sources of clean energy. Xebec’s strategy is focused on establishing leadership positions in markets where demand for renewable energy through gas purification and generation, natural gas dehydration, and filtration is growing. Headquartered in Montreal (QC), Xebec is a global company with two manufacturing facilities in Montreal and Shanghai, as well as a sales office in Houston Texas (USA) and distribution network in North America, Europe, and Asia. Xebec trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol XBC. For additional information on the company, its products and services, please visit the Xebec website at www.xebecinc.com.
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