US-Windkraft-Zulieferer AMSC veröffentlicht Geschäftsjahreszahlen 2016/2017

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(WK-intern) – AMSC Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2016 Financial Results and Provides Business Outlook

AMSC (NASDAQ:AMSC), a global solutions provider serving wind and power grid industry leaders, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2016 ended March 31, 2017.

Revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 were $16.2 million, compared with $27.5 million for the same period of fiscal 2015. The year-over-year decrease was largely due to lower Wind segment revenues, primarily due to lower than expected shipments of electric control systems to Inox during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016.

AMSC’s net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 increased to $6.9 million, or $0.50 per share, from $3.4 million, or $0.25 per share, for the same period of fiscal 2015. The Company’s non-GAAP net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 was $7.1 million, or $0.51 per share, which increased compared with a non-GAAP net loss of $3.8 million or $0.28 per share, in the same period of fiscal 2015. Please refer to the financial table below for a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results.

Revenues for the full fiscal year 2016 were $75.2 million as compared to $96.0 million in fiscal year 2015. AMSC reported a net loss for fiscal 2016 of $27.4 million, or $1.98 per share, compared to a net loss of $23.1 million, or $1.76 per share in fiscal 2015. The Company’s non-GAAP net loss for full year fiscal 2016 was $27.0 million, or $1.95 per share, compared with a non-GAAP net loss of $26.2 million, or $1.99 per share, for fiscal 2015.

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at March 31, 2017 totaled $27.7 million, compared with $26.0 million at December 31, 2016.

“Our grid business grew this year for the second year in a row. We have been able to make progress in our grid business. We grew D-VAR revenues year to year. We are diversifying our product lineup by introducing a new offering for our grid business. We announced the fourth and fifth cities that are publicly working on a deployment study for our resilient electric grid solution. We are preparing for anticipated insertion of our ship protection systems into the U.S. Navy’s surface fleet with a services contract from the U.S. Navy, while continuing to make progress on our second ship protection solution for the U.S. Navy,” said Daniel P. McGahn, President and Chief Executive Officer of AMSC. “We believe we will continue to further diversify our business with additional orders in fiscal 2017.”

Business Outlook
For the first quarter ending June 30, 2017, AMSC currently expects that its revenues will be in the range of $8 million to $9 million, taking into account anticipated seasonally lower ECS shipments to Inox as well as the temporary demand dislocation previously discussed in our preliminary fourth quarter financial results announced on April 26, 2017. The Company’s net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 is expected to be less than $18.0 million, or $1.05 per share. The Company’s expected net loss in the first quarter of fiscal 2017 includes approximately $2.0 million in restructuring charges associated with the actions announced on April 4, 2017. The Company’s non-GAAP net loss (as defined below) is expected to be less than $17.5 million, or $1.02 per share. Excluding the proceeds from the recent equity offering, the Company expects a cash burn of $7 million to $8 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2017.

Conference Call Reminder
In conjunction with this announcement, AMSC management will participate in a conference call with investors beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time today to discuss the Company’s financial results and business outlook. Those who wish to listen to the live or archived conference call webcast should visit the “Investors” section of the Company’s website at http://www.amsc.com/investors. The live call also can be accessed by dialing 800-905-0392 and using conference ID 8247681.

About AMSC (NASDAQ:AMSC)
AMSC generates the ideas, technologies and solutions that meet the world’s demand for smarter, cleaner … better energy™. Through its Windtec™ Solutions, AMSC provides wind turbine electronic controls and systems, designs and engineering services that reduce the cost of wind energy. Through its Gridtec™ Solutions, AMSC provides the engineering planning services and advanced grid systems that optimize network reliability, efficiency and performance. The Company’s solutions are now powering gigawatts of renewable energy globally and are enhancing the performance and reliability of power networks in more than a dozen countries. Founded in 1987, AMSC is headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts with operations in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. For more information, please visit www.amsc.com.

AMSC, Windtec, Gridtec, and Smarter, Cleaner … Better Energy are trademarks or registered trademarks of American Superconductor Corporation. All other brand names, product names, trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

PR: AMSC

US-Windkraft-Zulieferer AMSC veröffentlicht Geschäftsjahreszahlen 2016/2017 / Foto: HB

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