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SPI Solar Announces First-Quarter 2014 Financial Results

May 28, 2014

ROSEVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SPI Solar (“SPI”) (SOPW:OTCBB), a vertically integrated photovoltaic solar developer, today announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014.

First-Quarter 2014 and Recent Updates:

  • Announced on May 6, 2014, that the company had entered into a definitive purchase agreement for the sale of $21.75 million of common stock in a private placement with non-U.S. investors
  • Settled Cathay Bank debt with repayment in full on May 15, 2014
  • Collected approximately $1 million in cash as partial settlement of a project that had previously been written off as uncollectable
  • Appointed two new seasoned executives: Roger Yu, former financial controller of LDK Solar, as interim chief financial officer, and H.K. Cheong, a solar industry operations veteran who returns to SPI Solar from Sunways AG, as chief operating officer
  • Executed additional progress on projects in New Jersey, Hawaii and on two California-based projects in North Palm Springs and Sacramento
  • Pursued new business strategies for SPI Solar to enter the China residential solar market via the introduction and distribution of its YES! brand of high-quality, low-cost solar kits for residential deployment.

    “We are pleased with the significant progress we have made recently toward improving SPI Solar’s balance sheet,” said Min Xiahou, global chief executive officer of SPI. “Furthermore, we are encouraged by the commitment demonstrated by our investors in entering into a private placement, which should enhance our financial position once the transaction closes. These steps, coupled with the appointments of key executives Roger Yu and H.K. Cheong to lead SPI Solar financially and operationally, is expected to strengthen our strategy of uncovering solar business opportunities. One such opportunity is our Yes! solar initiative, which we believe should enable the company to harness emerging growth prospects in the residential solar sector in China,” continued Xiahou.

    First-Quarter 2014 Results:

    Total net sales for the first quarter of 2014 were $3.6 million, compared with $1.8 million for the first quarter of 2013. For the fourth quarter of 2013, SPI Solar reported total net sales of $15.4 million.

    Total cost of goods sold for the first quarter of 2014 was $3.4 million, compared with $1.3 million for the first quarter of 2013. Total cost of goods sold for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $18.7 million.

    Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2014 were $1.3 million, compared with $3.4 million for the first quarter of 2013. Operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2013 were $14.5 million.

    Net loss for the first quarter of 2014, was $0.8 million, or ($0.00) per basic and diluted share. This compared with a net loss of $3.1 million, or ($0.02) per basic and diluted share, for the first quarter of 2013, and with a net loss of $18.7 million, or ($0.09) per basic and diluted share, including several one-time charges, for the fourth quarter of 2013.

    Cash and cash equivalents at March 31, 2014 were $0.3 million, compared with $1.0 million at December 31, 2013.

    About SPI Solar (SOPW:OTCBB):

    SPI Solar (“SPI”) (Solar Power, Inc.) is a vertically integrated photovoltaic solar developer offering its own brand of high-quality, low-cost distributed generation and utility-scale solar energy facility development services. From project development, to project financing and to post-construction asset management, SPI delivers turnkey world-class photovoltaic solar energy facilities to its business, government and utility customers. For additional information visit:

    Safe Harbor Statement:

    This release may contain certain “forward-looking statements” relating to the business of SPI Solar, its subsidiaries and the solar industry, which can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes", “expects” or similar expressions. These statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, but are not limited to, the ability of SPI Solar to complete its private placement of shares of common stock, generate new EPC projects and its ability to obtain funding for such projects, general business conditions, managing growth, and political and other business risk. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and the risks and other factors detailed in the company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities law.

    (In thousands, except for share data)
      March 31,   December 31,
    Current assets:
    Cash and cash equivalents $ 272 $ 1,031
    Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $5,887 5,336 6,260
    Accounts receivable, related party 3,843 3,905
    Notes receivable 8,371 8,450
    Inventories, net 23 23
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets   4,831   4,458
    Total current assets 22,676 24,127
    Intangible assets 989 1,132
    Restricted cash, net of current portion 400 400
    Accounts receivable, noncurrent 12,749 12,349
    Notes receivable, noncurrent 13,668 13,668
    Investment in affiliate 7,536 7,536
    Property, plant and equipment at cost, net   11,489   11,752
    Total assets $ 69,507 $ 70,964
    Current liabilities:
    Accounts payable $ 3,493 $ 3,919
    Accounts payable, related party 50,904 50,907
    Line of credit 4,250 4,250
    Accrued liabilities 737 741
    Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts   692   862
    Total current liabilities 60,076 60,679
    Financing and capital lease obligations 11,641 11,730
    Other liabilities   1,418   1,422
    Total liabilities   73,135   73,831
    Commitments and contingencies - -
    Stockholders’ deficit:
    Preferred stock, par $0.0001, 20,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding - -
    Common stock, par $0.0001, 250,000,000 shares authorized; 198,214,456 shares issued and outstanding 20 20
    Additional paid in capital 53,591 53,376
    Accumulated other comprehensive loss (333 ) (189 )
    Accumulated deficit   (56,906 )   (56,074 )
    Total stockholders’ deficit   (3,628 )   (2,867 )
    Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit $ 69,507 $ 70,964

    (In thousands, except for per share data)
      For the Three Months Ended
    March 31,


    Net sales $ 3,613 $ 1,766
    Total net sales 3,613 1,766
    Cost of goods sold   3,416   1,287
    Total cost of goods sold   3,416   1,287
    Gross profit 197 479
    Operating expenses:
    General and administrative 970 2,260
    Sales, marketing and customer service 317 739
    Engineering, design and product management   -   448
    Total operating expenses   1,287   3,447
    Operating loss (1,090 ) (2,968 )
    Other (expense) income:
    Interest expense (122 ) (1,005 )
    Interest income 410 539
    Other (expense) income, net   (30 )   302
    Total other income (expense), net   258   (164 )
    Loss before income taxes (832 ) (3,132 )
    Provision for income taxes   -   9
    Net loss $ (832 ) $ (3,141 )
    Net loss per common share:
    Basic and Diluted $ (0.00 ) $ (0.02 )
    Weighted average number of common shares used in computing per share amounts:
    Basic and Diluted   198,214,456   198,214,456

    Solar Power, Inc.

    Roger Yu, 800-548-8767

    Source: Solar Power, Inc.

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