Press Release

Ormat Technologies Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Gross Profit Increased 13.4%; Management Increases Full-Year Adjusted Ebitda Guidance

Company Release - 8/7/2019 5:00 PM ET

RENO, Nev., Aug. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ormat Technologies, Inc.1 (NYSE: ORA) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.

 ($ millions, except per share amounts)Q2 2019Q2 2018Change (%)
 
 Revenues   
 Electricity129.1
122.2
5.6% 
 Product52.0
54.9
(5.3%) 
 Other3.0
1.2
145.3% 
 Total Revenues184.1
178.3
3.2% 
 Gross Profit65.1
57.5
13.4% 
 Gross margin (%)   
 Electricity42.8%33.5% 
 Product20.6%31.6% 
 Other(29.5)%(68.3)% 
 Gross margin (%)35.4%32.2% 
 Operating income46.9
36.6
28.0% 
 Net income (loss) attributable to the Company’s shareholders33.9
(0.3) 
 Diluted EPS$0.66
$(0.01) 
     
 Adjusted Net income attributable to the Company’s stockholders220.6
16.6
24.1% 
 Diluted Adjusted EPS2$0.40
$0.32
25.0% 
 Adjusted EBITDA294.9
80.8
17.4% 

“Ormat delivered in the second quarter a 5.6% growth in electricity segment revenue and a 5.7% increase in generation without any contribution from our Puna power plant in Hawaii that is temporarily shut down following the Kilauea volcano eruption last year,” commented Isaac Angel, Chief Executive Officer. “We continue to make good progress in our efforts to resume operations at Puna. We expect that our plant refurbishment activities will be completed on schedule by the end of 2019 and expect that the plant will resume operations as soon as the local permitting and transmission network upgrades being undertaken by our local utility partner are completed by early 2020. Excluding Puna, which contributed gross profit of $1.8 million in the second quarter, our electricity segment produced gross margin of 41.7%, in line with expectations that margins in the second and third quarters would be lower than the first and fourth quarters due to normal seasonality in our electricity segment. This quarter benefited from minimal well field issues and a lower number of pump replacements, partially mitigating the seasonal decline typically seen in gross margins in the second and third quarters and boosted overall profitability. We expect continued growth in the electricity segment in the second half of 2019, as our 7 MW Tungsten Solar expansion is now online. We remain on track with our near-term growth target and plan to add approximately 120 MW to 135 MW to our portfolio by the end of 2021. We are also optimistic about the longer-term outlook for growth at Ormat resulting from the continuing expansion of our international geothermal portfolio, as indicated most recently by the expansion of our operations in Indonesia, where we recently acquired 49% of the Ijen project.”

Mr. Angel continued, “Timing of product segment orders led to a slight year-over-year decline in revenues, but we maintain a healthy backlog of approximately $201 million, including approximately $26 million of new orders booked during the second quarter, and a pipeline of additional opportunities around the world. Two large Turkish contracts continue to weigh on margins in this segment, but we believe this is a short-term phenomenon and we expect margin expansion in the second-half of this year.”

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2019

  • Total revenues of $184.1 million, up 3.2% compared to the second quarter of 2018;

  • Electricity segment revenues of $129.1 million, up 5.6% compared to Q2 2018, with the growth resulting from recently expanded operations at McGuinness Hills and Olkaria, as well as contributions from recently acquired USG, combining to partially offset the loss of revenues resulting from the temporary shut down of the Puna power plant;

  • Electricity segment gross margin was 42.8% compared to 33.5% for Q2 2018. Excluding the impact from Puna, Electricity segment gross margin would have been 41.7% in Q2 2019 and 37.6% in Q2 2018;

  • Product segment backlog was approximately $201 million as of August 7, 2019;

  • Net income was $36.2 million in Q2 2019 compared to net income of $2.7 million in Q2 2018 primarily due to a decrease in income tax provision;

  • Net income attributable to the Company's stockholders in Q2 2019 was $33.9 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, compared to a loss of $0.3 million, or $0.01 per diluted share in Q2 2018;

  • Adjusted Net income attributable to the Company's stockholders3 in Q2 2019, was $20.6 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, compared to $16.6 million, or $0.32 per diluted share in Q2 2018;

  • Ormat’s second quarter effective tax rate benefit is 11.2%; Excluding a non-recurring tax benefit occurring this quarter, Ormat’s income tax provision effective tax rate would have been 31.1%;

  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 17.4% to $94.9 million from $80.8 million in Q2 20182.  Adjusted EBITDA includes approximately $4.1 million and negative $0.6 million of Adjusted EBITDA related to Puna in Q2 2019 and Q2 2018, respectively. Adjusted EBITDA excluding any impact from Puna was $90.8 million in Q2 2019 and $81.4 million in Q2 2018; The Puna related EBITDA included $6.8 million of insurance proceeds received for business interruption in Q2 2019. No proceeds were received in Q2 2018;

  • The Company declared a quarterly dividend of $0.11 per share for the second quarter of 2019.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

  • Commenced commercial operation of our first-ever geothermal and solar hybrid project, a 7MW AC solar expansion of our Tungsten Mountain geothermal project in Churchill County, Nevada.

  • Completed the acquisition of 49% ownership in the Ijen geothermal project, which is under development in Indonesia.

  • Closed a $23.5 million non-recourse loan to refinance the Plumsted and Stryker projects, two 20 MW each battery energy storage assets located in New Jersey.

2019 GUIDANCE

Mr. Angel added, “Excluding Puna, we expect full-year 2019 total revenues of between $720 million and $742 million with Electricity segment revenues between $530 million and $540 million. We expect Product segment revenues of between $180 million and $190 million.  Revenues from our energy storage services business are expected to be between $10 million and $12 million. We are increasing our 2019 Adjusted EBITDA guidance and expect between $375 million and $385 million for the full year. We expect annual Adjusted EBITDA attributable to minority interest to be approximately $25 million. This guidance with regard to revenues, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA attributable to minority interest excludes any contribution and/or impact from Puna.”

The Company provides a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019. However, the Company is unable to provide a reconciliation for its Adjusted EBITDA guidance range due to high variability and complexity with respect to estimating forward looking amounts for impairments and disposition and acquisition of business interests, income taxes expense related to still evolving effects of the tax law reform in the United States and other non-cash expenses and adjusting items which are excluded from the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA.

SECOND QUARTER 2019 FINANCIAL RESULTS (COMPARING THE QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30, 2019 TO THE QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30, 2018)

Total revenues for the quarter were $184.1 million, up 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Electricity segment revenues increased 5.6% to $129.1 million, up from $122.2 million last year. The increase was mainly attributable to the MGH phase 3 and Olkaria III expansion, which came online in the second half of 2018, as well as the USG acquisition, partially offset by the temporary shut down of the Puna plant. Product segment revenues decreased 5.3% to $52.0 million, down from $54.9 in the same quarter last year. Other segment revenues were $3.0 million compared to $1.2 million in the same quarter last year.

General and administrative expenses were $14.2 million, or 7.7 % of total revenues, compared to $15.9 million, or 8.9% of total revenues. This decrease was mainly related to high expenses in Q2 2018 associated with our identification of a material weakness related to taxes in the fourth quarter of 2017 and the restatement of our second, third and fourth quarter financial statements and our full-year 2017 financial statements.

In the second quarter of 2019, Ormat recorded a non-recurring tax benefit of $13.3 million from its tax strategy plan to refile tax returns net of change in accrued withholding taxes given the Company's decision to no longer reinvestment its earnings in foreign locations ("APB 23 assertion "). In the second quarter of 2018 Ormat recorded a non-recurring tax expense of $16.9 million for the reduction of the valuation allowance related to foreign tax credits and production tax credits.

Inclusive of this non-recurring income tax benefit, Ormat reported net income attributable to the Company’s shareholders of $33.9 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, compared to net loss attributable to the Company’s shareholders of $(0.30) million, or $(0.01) per diluted share. Adjusted Net income attributable to the Company's stockholders was $20.6 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, compared to $16.6 million or, $0.32 per diluted share in the same quarter last year.

Adjusted EBITDA4 was $94.9 million, compared to $80.8 million. The increase in Adjusted EBITDA is mainly related to the increase in gross profit primarily as a result of lower maintenance expenses. The reconciliation of GAAP net income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA is set forth below in this release.

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1 Ormat Technologies, Inc. is also referred to herein as the “Company”, “Ormat”, “we” or “us”
2 Reconciliation is set forth below in this release
3 Reconciliation is set forth below in this release
4 Reconciliation is set forth below in this release

DIVIDEND

On August 7, 2019, the Company’s Board of Directors declared, approved and authorized payment of a quarterly dividend of $0.11 per share pursuant to the Company’s dividend policy. The dividend will be paid on August 27, 2019 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 20, 2019.

CONFERENCE CALL DETAILS

Ormat will host a conference call to discuss its financial results and other matters discussed in this press release on Thursday, August 8, at 10 a.m. ET. The call will be available as a live, listen-only webcast at investor.ormat.com. During the webcast, management will refer to slides that will be posted on the website. The slides and accompanying webcast can be accessed through the News & Events in the Investor Relations section of Ormat’s website.

An archive of the webcast will be available approximately 60 minutes after the conclusion of the live call.

Investors may access the call by dialing:

Participant dial in (toll free):1-877-511-6790
Participant international dial in:1-412-902-4141

Conference replay

US Toll Free:1-877-344-7529
International Toll:1-412-317-0088
Replay Access Code:10133346


ABOUT ORMAT TECHNOLOGIES

With over five decades of experience, Ormat Technologies, Inc. is a leading geothermal company and the only vertically integrated company engaged in geothermal and recovered energy generation (“REG”), with the objective of becoming a leading global provider of renewable energy. The Company owns, operates, designs, manufactures and sells geothermal and REG power plants primarily based on the Ormat Energy Converter – a power generation unit that converts low-, medium- and high-temperature heat into electricity. With 77 U.S. patents, Ormat’s power solutions have been refined and perfected under the most grueling environmental conditions. Ormat has 584 employees in the United States and 762 overseas. Ormat’s flexible, modular solutions for geothermal power and REG are ideal for vast range of resource characteristics. The Company has engineered, manufactured and constructed power plants, which it currently owns or has installed to utilities and developers worldwide, totaling over 2,900 MW of gross capacity. Ormat’s current 917 MW generating portfolio is spread globally in the U.S., Kenya, Guatemala, Indonesia, Honduras, and Guadeloupe. Ormat expanded its operations to provide energy storage and energy management solutions, by leveraging its core capabilities and global presence as well as through its Viridity Energy Solutions Inc. subsidiary.

ORMAT’S SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

Information provided in this press release may contain statements relating to current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about future events that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally relate to Ormat's plans, objectives and expectations for future operations and are based upon its management's current estimates and projections of future results or trends. Actual future results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties.

For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, see "Risk Factors" as described in Ormat’s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 1, 2019 and from time to time, in Ormat’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q that are filed with the SEC.

These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

ORMAT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations
For the Three- and Six-Month Periods Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018
(Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended June 30   Six Months Ended June 30 
 2019
 2018
 2019
 2018
            
  (In thousands, except per share data)   (In thousands, except per share data) 
Revenues:           
Electricity$129,079  $122,179  $271,987  $254,668 
Product 52,030   54,915   104,158   103,587 
Other 2,956   1,205   6,958   4,067 
Total revenues 184,065   178,299   383,103   362,322 
Cost of revenues:           
Electricity 73,775   81,236   151,318   154,718 
Product 41,316   37,573   83,422   71,299 
Other 3,827   2,028   9,037   5,471 
Total cost of revenues 118,918   120,837   243,777   231,488 
Gross profit 65,147   57,462   139,326   130,834 
Operating expenses:           
Research and development expenses 810   1,251   1,710   2,359 
Selling and marketing expenses 3,276   3,712   7,141   7,411 
General and administrative expenses 14,181   15,866   29,870   29,719 
Write-off of unsuccessful exploration activities          119 
Operating income 46,880   36,633   100,605   91,226 
Other income (expense):           
Interest income 420   189   713   302 
Interest expense, net (21,517)  (15,846)  (42,740)  (30,190)
Derivatives and foreign currency transaction gains (losses) 19   (529)  491   (2,128)
Income attributable to sale of tax benefits 4,637   3,556   12,401   10,917 
Other non-operating expense, net 1,027   7,373   1,118   7,353 
Income before income taxes and equity in losses of investees 31,466   31,376   72,588   77,480 
Income tax (provision) benefit 3,529   (29,105)  (10,510)  (2,163)
Equity in losses of investees, net 1,202   388   2,249   1,598 
            
Net income 36,197   2,659   64,327   76,915 
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest (2,259)  (3,002)  (4,443)  (7,750)
Net income attributable to the company Company's stockholders$33,938  $(343) $59,884  $69,165 
            
Earnings per share attributable to the Company's stockholders - Basic and diluted:      
Basic:           
Net Income$0.67  $-0.01  $1.18  $1.37 
            
Diluted:           
Net Income$0.66  $(0.01) $1.17  $1.36 
            
Weighted average number of shares used in computation of earnings per share attributable to the Company's stockholders:           
Basic 50,800   50,623   50,757   50,618 
Diluted 51,094   50,958   51,058   51,001 


Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
For the Periods Ended June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018
(Unaudited)

  June 30,   December 31, 
 2019
 2018
      
   (In thousands) 
ASSETS 
Current assets:     
Cash and cash equivalents$110,665  $98,802 
Restricted cash and cash equivalents 70,974   78,693 
Receivables:     
Trade 135,756   137,581 
Other 19,499   19,393 
Inventories 38,880   45,024 
Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings on uncompleted contracts 27,352   42,130 
Prepaid expenses and other 9,225   51,441 
Total current assets 412,351   473,064 
Investment in an unconsolidated company 71,047   71,983 
Deposits and other 20,281   18,209 
Deferred income taxes 130,461   113,760 
Property, plant and equipment, net 1,963,086   1,959,578 
Construction-in-process 306,810   261,690 
Operating lease right of use 58,921    
Financing lease right of use 15,469    
Deferred financing and lease costs, net 1,988   3,242 
Intangible assets, net 193,142   199,874 
Goodwill 20,225   19,950 
Total assets$3,193,781  $3,121,350 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY 
Current liabilities:     
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$115,011  $116,362 
Short-term revolving credit lines with banks (full recourse) 53,100   159,000 
Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts 14,130   18,402 
Current portion of long-term debt:     
Limited and non-recourse:     
Senior secured notes 37,343   33,493 
Other loans 34,181   29,687 
Full recourse 9,368   5,000 
Operating lease liabilities 9,906    
Finance lease liabilities 3,555    
Total current liabilities 276,594   361,944 
Long-term debt, net of current portion:     
Limited and non-recourse:     
Senior secured notes 355,151   375,337 
Other loans 334,384   320,242 
Full recourse:     
Senior unsecured bonds 353,554   303,575 
Other loans 73,336   41,579 
Operating lease liabilities 15,296    
Finance lease liabilities 13,000    
Liability associated with sale of tax benefits 66,999   69,893 
Deferred lease income 44,040   48,433 
Deferred income taxes 79,837   61,323 
Liability for unrecognized tax benefits 14,478   11,769 
Liabilities for severance pay 18,058   17,994 
Asset retirement obligation 43,094   39,475 
Other long-term liabilities 5,499   16,087 
Total liabilities 1,693,320   1,667,651 
      
Redeemable non-controlling interest 8,820   8,603 
      
Equity:     
The Company's stockholders' equity:     
Common stock 51   51 
Additional paid-in capital 906,366   901,363 
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit) 470,880   422,222 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (7,736)  (3,799)
  1,369,561   1,319,837 
Noncontrolling interest 122,080   125,259 
Total equity 1,491,641   1,445,096 
Total liabilities and equity$3,193,781  $3,121,350 

 

ORMAT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
For the Three- and Six-Month Periods Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018
(Unaudited)

We calculate EBITDA as net income before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. We calculate Adjusted EBITDA as net income before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjusted for (i) termination fees, (ii) impairment of long-lived assets, (iii) write-off of unsuccessful exploration activities, (iv) any mark-to-market gains or losses from accounting for derivatives, (v) merger and acquisition transaction costs, (vi) stock-based compensation, (vii) gain from extinguishment of liability, and (viii) gain on sale of subsidiary and property, plant and equipment. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not a measurement of financial performance or liquidity under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and should not be considered as an alternative to cash flow from operating activities or as a measure of liquidity or an alternative to net earnings as indicators of our operating performance or any other measures of performance derived in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are presented because we believe they are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of a Company’s ability to service and/or incur debt. However, other companies in our industry may calculate EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do.

The following table reconciles net income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2019 and 2018.

  Three Months Ended June 30 Six Months Ended June 30
  2019 2018 2019 2018
             
  (in thousands) (in thousands)
Net income $36,197  $2,659  $64,327  $76,915 
Adjusted for:            
Interest expense, net (including amortization of deferred financing costs)  21,097   15,657   42,027   29,888 
Income tax (benefit) provision  (3,529)  29,105   10,510   2,163 
Adjustment to investment in unconsolidated company:            
our proportionate share in interest, tax and depreciation and amortization  2,579   4,454   5,240   7,984 
Depreciation and amortization  35,751   31,859   70,617   61,296 
EBITDA $92,095  $83,734  $192,721  $178,246 
             
Mark-to-market gains or losses from accounting for derivatives  (370)  537   (1,579)  1,499 
Stock-based compensation  2,643   2,116   5,003   3,823 
Insurance proceeds in excess of assets carrying value     (7,150)     (7,150)
Merger and acquisition transaction cost  500   1,571   500   2,670 
Write-off of unsuccessful exploration activities           119 
Adjusted EBITDA $94,868  $80,808  $196,645  $179,207 


ORMAT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income attributable to the Company's stockholders
For the Three-Month Periods Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018
(Unaudited)

Adjusted net income attributable to the Company's stockholders and Adjusted EPS are adjusted for one-time expense items that are not representative of our ongoing business and operations. The use of Adjusted Net income attributable to the Company's stockholders and Adjusted EPS is intended to enhance the usefulness of our financial information by providing measures to assess the overall performance of our ongoing business.

The following table reconciles Net income attributable to the Company's stockholders and Adjusted EPS for the three-month periods ended June 30, 2019 and 2018.

  Three Months Ended June 30
  2019 2018
       
  (in millions)
Net income attributable to the Company's stockholders $33.9  $(0.3)
       
One-time tax items  (13.3)  16.9 
       
Adjusted Net income attributable to the Company's stockholders $20.6  $16.6 
       
Weighted average number of shares diluted used in computation of earnings per share attributable to the Company's stockholders:  51.1   51.0 
       
Adjusted EPS
  0.40   0.32 

 

Ormat Technologies Contact:

Smadar Lavi

VP Corporate Finance and Head of Investor Relations

775-356-9029 (ext. 65726)

slavi@ormat.com
Investor Relations Agency Contact:

Rob Fink

FNK IR

646-415-8972

rob@FNKIR.com


 

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