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Syntroleum Announces First Quarter 2014 Results

May 6, 2014

TULSA, Okla., May 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Syntroleum Corporation (Nasdaq:SYNM) today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2014.

Highlights

Syntroleum's net loss was $6.5 million or $0.65 per share for the three months ended March 31, 2014, compared to a net income of $11.0 million or $1.15 per share for the corresponding period in 2013.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2014, the Company reported an operating loss of $2.5 million resulting from total revenues of $261thousand and operating expenses of $2.8 million.

Equity in loss of Dynamic Fuels for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 was $3.4 million resulting from our share of Dynamic Fuels' operating results for its quarter ended December 31, 2013. For Dynamic Fuels' quarter ended December 31, 2012, we reported income from Dynamic Fuels of $6.7 million representing our portion of the retroactive reinstatement of the $1 tax credit for 2012, partially offset by $5.9 million in losses.

Income from Discontinued Operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 included $5.8 million in proceeds from the sale of our nominal two b/d pilot plant in Tulsa, Oklahoma and $603 thousand from the previously accrued asset retirement obligations.

As of March 31, 2014Syntroleum's available cash position was $7.8 million. During the quarter ended March 31, 2014, Syntroleum and Tyson each made additional working capital loans of $1.0 million to Dynamic Fuels to fund operations to maintain the Geismar Plant in standby mode.

For additional information see the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, filed with the SEC on March 13, 2014. The 10-K is available through the Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site, www.syntroleum.com.

About Syntroleum

Syntroleum Corporation owns the Syntroleum® Process for Fischer-Tropsch (FT) conversion of synthesis gas derived from biomass, coal, natural gas and other carbon-based feedstocks into liquid hydrocarbons, the Synfining® Process for upgrading FT liquid hydrocarbons into middle distillate products such as synthetic diesel and jet fuels, and the Bio-Synfining® technology for converting animal fat and vegetable oil feedstocks into middle distillate products such as renewable diesel and jet fuel using inedible fats and greases as feedstock. The 50/50 venture – known as Dynamic Fuels – was formed to construct and operate multiple renewable synthetic fuels facilities, with production on the first site beginning in 2010. The Company plans to use its portfolio of technologies to develop and participate in synthetic and renewable fuel projects. For additional information, visit the Company's web site at www.syntroleum.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This document may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as well as historical facts. These forward-looking statements include statements relating to the Fischer-Tropsch ("FT") process, Syntroleum ® Process, Synfining ® Process, and related technologies including, gas-to-liquids ("GTL"), coal-to-liquids ("CTL") and biomass-to-liquids ("BTL"), our renewable fuels Bio-Synfining ® Technology (hereinafter "Technologies"), plants based on these Technologies, anticipated cost and schedule to design, construct and operate plants, expected production of fuel, obtaining required financing for these plants and other activities, the value and markets for products, testing, certification, characteristics and use of plant products, the continued development of our Technologies, use of proceeds from our equity offerings, anticipated revenues, availability of catalyst, our support of and relationship with our licensees, and any other forward-looking statements including future growth, cash needs, capital availability, operations, business plans and financial results. When used in this document, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "should" and similar expressions are intended to be among the statements that identify forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, these kinds of statements involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may not be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Syntroleum undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results over time. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements are described under "Item 1A. Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our 2013 Annual Report on Form 10K.

®"Syntroleum," "Synfining," and "Bio-Synfining" are registered as trademarks and service marks in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

 
SYNTROLEUM CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except per share data)
     
 March 31,December 31,
 20142013
    (Unaudited)  
ASSETS    
CURRENT ASSETS:    
 Cash and cash equivalents$7,783$11,400
 Accounts receivable 66 109
 Taxes receivable 988 988
 Other current assets 197 280
 Total current assets 9,034 12,777
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT – at cost, net 61 77
INVESTMENT IN AND LOANS TO DYNAMIC FUELS, LLC 36,526 37,848
OTHER ASSETS, net 1,124 1,113
 Total Assets$46,745$51,815
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY    
CURRENT LIABILITIES:    
 Accounts payable$559$783
 Accrued employee costs 41 23
 Total current liabilities 600 806
GUARANTEE LIABILITY 1,000 --
DEFERRED REVENUE 13,926 13,365
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES  --   -- 
 Total liabilities 15,526 14,171
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:    
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 150,000 shares authorized, 9,960 and 9,943 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013 respectively  100 99
Additional paid-in capital 400,314 400,262
Accumulated deficit (369,195) (362,717)
 Total stockholders' equity 31,219 37,644
 Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity$46,745$51,815
 
 
SYNTROLEUM CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share data)
     
  For the Quarter Ended March 31, 
 20142013
REVENUES:    
 Technology  $ --$100
 Technical services  261 382
 Technical services from Dynamic Fuels, LLC --  417
 Total revenues 261 899
COSTS AND EXPENSES:    
 Engineering 394 586
 Depreciation and amortization 45 43
 General, administrative and other (including non-cash equity compensation of $53, and $384 for the quarters ended March 31, 2014, and 2013, respectively.) 2,362 2,279
OPERATING LOSS (2,540) (2,009)
INTEREST INCOME 1 2
OTHER INCOME (LOSS) (6) 2
EQUITY IN EARNINGS (LOSS) OF DYNAMIC FUELS, LLC (3,372) 6,707
FOREIGN CURRENCY EXCHANGE (561) (68)
INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS (6,478) 4,634
INCOME FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS --  6,391
NET INCOME (LOSS)  $ (6,478)$11,025
BASIC AND DILUTED NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE:    
Net income (loss) from continuing operations  $ (0.65)$0.48
Income from discontinued operations  -- 0.67
Net income (loss)  $ (0.65)$1.15
WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING:    
Basic 9,956 9,585
Diluted 9,956 9,585
 
SYNTROLEUM CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
 For the Quarter Ended March 31,
 20142013
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:    
 Net income (loss)   $ (6,478)$11,025
 Income from discontinued operations -- 6,391
 Income (loss) from continuing operations (6,478) 4,634
 Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:    
 Depreciation and amortization 45 43
 Foreign currency exchange 561 68
 Non-cash compensation expense 53 384
 Net loss on abandonment of equipment  7 --
 Non-cash (income) loss in equity method investee 3,372 (6,707)
 Changes in assets and liabilities:    
 Accounts receivable 43 11
 Accounts receivable from Dynamic Fuels, LLC -- 167
 Other assets 36 (21)
 Accounts payable (224) 217
 Accrued employee costs 18 114
 Net cash used in continuing operations (2,567) (1,090)
 Net cash used in discontinued operations -- (10)
 Net cash used in operating activities (2,567) (1,100)
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:    
 Purchase of property and equipment -- (2)
 Investment in and loans to Dynamic Fuels, LLC (1,050) (5,670)
 Net cash used in continuing operations (1,050) (5,672)
 Net cash provided by discontinued operations -- 5,798
 Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities (1,050) 126
NET CHANGE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS: (3,617) (974)
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period 11,400 15,909
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period$7,783$14,935
NON-CASH INVESTING ACTIVITIES:    
Guarantee liability$1,000  $ -- 
Accounts receivable reduction in Dynamic Fuels, LLC working capital loan  $ --$8,986

CONTACT: Ron StinebaughSyntroleum Corporation (281) 224-9862 www.syntroleum.com



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