Submitted by Akeena Solar
LOS GATOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 29, 2007--Akeena Solar, Inc., a leading designer and installer of solar power systems, today announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2006.
Barry Cinnamon, CEO of Akeena, stated, "Executing on our strategy to be the leading residential and small commercial solar power designer and integrator in the U.S., we are increasing our pace of installations, expanding our reach to new locations, and strengthening the company. During November and December, our revenue exceeded our expectations due to favorable installations conditions in California. As a result, fourth quarter 2006 revenue of $4.5 million grew 25 percent over third quarter 2006 and 87 percent over fourth quarter 2005. 2006 revenue of $13.4 million increased 86 percent over our 2005 revenue."
The solar industry is experiencing explosive growth because consumers are drawn to the environmental benefits of solar power and the economics are favorable. According to SolarBuzz, the solar industry's revenue is expected to increase from $10.6 billion in 2006 to between $18.6 billion and $31.5 billion in 2011.
Cinnamon continued, "Looking ahead, we believe increasing awareness of the benefits of solar power and decreasing solar power system prices will drive top-line growth for Akeena. If the Securing America's Energy Independence Act - which would substantially increase tax credits for solar power systems - passes, we expect demand to increase even more. To take advantage of the growth in the industry, in the past six months we have opened two more offices in California and intend to expand into new locations where the climate for solar power is favorable. Additionally, we have strengthened our management team with marketing and sales experts Isabelle Christensen and Steve Daniel, respectively."
Quarter Ended December 31, 2006 compared to Quarter Ended December 31, 2005
Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2006 were $4.5 million, an increase of 87 percent, compared to $2.4 million in net sales in the fourth quarter of 2005. Gross profit for the fourth quarter 2006 was $855,000, or 19 percent of sales, compared to $459,000, or 19 percent of sales, in the fourth quarter of 2005. Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2006 was $1.2 million, or $0.07 per share, compared to net income of $63,000 or $0.01 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2005.
Year Ended December 31, 2006 compared to Year Ended December 31, 2005
For the year ended December 31, 2006, net sales were $13.4 million and gross profit was $3.0 million, or 23 percent of sales. This compares to 2005 net sales of $7.2 million and gross profit of $1.6 million, or 22 percent of sales. 2006 net loss was $1.8 million, or $0.16 per share, compared to 2005 net income of $1,900, or $0.00 per share. Cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2006 were $992,000.
Conference Call Information
Akeena Solar will host an earnings conference call at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time) today to discuss its fourth quarter 2006 earnings results. Management will discuss strategy, review quarterly activity, provide industry commentary, and answer questions.
The call is being webcast and can be accessed from the "Investor Relations" section of the company's website at www.akeena.net. If you do not have Internet access, please dial 866-356-3093 in the U.S. International callers should dial 617-597-5381. The passcode is 60627615. If you are unable to participate in the call at this time, the webcast will be archived on the company's website. In addition, a telephonic replay will be available for two business days, beginning two hours after the call. To listen to the replay, in the U.S., please dial 888-286-8010. International callers should dial 617-801-6888. The passcode is 65844034.
About Akeena Solar, Inc.
Founded in 2001, Akeena Solar's philosophy is simple: We believe producing clean electricity directly from the sun is the right thing to do for our environment and economy. Akeena Solar has grown to become one of the largest national integrators of residential and small commercial solar power systems in the United States, serving customers directly in California, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. For more information, visit Akeena Solar's website at www.akeena.net
Statements made in this release that are not historical in nature constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "expects," "plans" "will," "may," "anticipates," believes," "should," "intends," "estimates," and other words of similar meaning. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that cannot be predicted or quantified and consequently, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation,
risks associated with the uncertainty of future financial results, additional financing requirements, development of new products, the effectiveness, profitability, and marketability of such products, the ability to protect proprietary information, the impact of current,
pending, or future legislation and regulation on the industry, the
impact of competitive products or pricing, technological changes, the ability to identify and successfully acquire, integrate and manage
client accounts and locations and deliver our services to customers of
businesses and accounts acquired from third parties, the effect of
general economic and business conditions. All forward-looking
statements included in this release are made as of the date of this
press release, and Akeena Solar assumes no obligation to update any
such forward-looking statements.
|Akeena Solar, Inc.|
|Consolidated Statement of Operations|
|For the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2006 and 2005|
Three Months Ended
|Cost of sales||3,632,300||1,946,900||10,361,500||5,595,500|
|Sales and marketing||722,900||128,300||1,550,400||547,800|
|General and administrative||1,293,700||262,600||3,219,800||1,034,400|
|Total operating expenses||2,016,600||390,900||4,770,200||1,582,200|
|Income from operations||(1,161,300)||68,000||(1,741,600)||13,700|
|Other income (expense)|
|Interest income (expense), net||(24,100)||(5,100)||(67,700)||(11,800)|
|Total other income (expense)||(24,100)||(5,100)||(67,700)||(11,800)|
|Weighted average shares used in computing (loss) earnings per common equivalent share:||16,291,229||9,000,000||10,304,739||9,000,000|
|(Loss) Earnings Per Share||$||(0.07)||$||0.01||$||(0.16)||$||0.00|
AKEENA SOLAR, INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheet
December 31, 2006
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||992,376|
|Accounts receivable, net||3,434,569|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets, net||838,192|
|Total current assets||7,056,953|
|Property and equipment, net||194,867|
|Due from related party||21,825|
|Customer list, net||230,988|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Customer rebate payable||1,196,363|
|Common stock issuable||175,568|
|Current portion of capital lease obligations||12,205|
|Current portion of long-term debt||17,307|
|Total current liabilities||6,067,303|
|Capital lease obligations, less current portion||42,678|
|Long-term debt, less current portion||28,673|
|Commitments, contingencies and subsequent events|
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding at December 31, 2006
Common stock $0.001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; 15,877,751 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2006
|Additional paid-in capital||2,955,926|
|Total stockholders' equity||1,390,730|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||7,529,384|
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Akeena Solar is one of the largest national installers of solar power systems. We install turn-key solar power systems for residential and commercial customers and we take pride in every job we do. Akeena Solar is traded on the OTCBB as AKNS.OB.
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