10.02.06

10.2.2006: Meldung: Capstone Turbine Reports 3rd Quarter Revenue

Capstone Turbine Reports 3rd Quarter Revenue Up 23% Over 2nd Quarter

Chatsworth, California, Thursday February 9, 2006

Capstone Turbine Corporation reported results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2006 on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 9, 2006.

Revenues increased to $7.0 million for the third quarter, up over 50% from the prior year comparable quarter, with backlog increasing over 60%.

Financial Summary

Capstone"s revenues increased to $7.0 million for the third quarter, up over 50% from the prior year comparable quarter, and up 23% from the second quarter. The increase indicates growing market acceptance and increased adoption rate. Backlog at the end of the third quarter was $10.1 million, an increase of over 60% from the prior year comparable quarter, down sequentially 20% from the second quarter. The decrease was a reflection of the delay in the New York City Department of Buildings" Materials Equipment Acceptance application approval that was expected to be finalized in the quarter.

The reported gross loss was $2.8 million, or 39% of revenue, for the third quarter of fiscal 2006, compared to $2.1 million, or 46% of revenue, for the third quarter of fiscal 2005. The gross loss increased $1.7 million from the $1.1 million loss reported for the second quarter of fiscal 2006. The benefit of increased revenues in the quarter was offset by changes in product enhancement program reserves and inventory valuation charges.

Research and development costs were $3.1 million for the third quarter, up $0.4 million from the prior quarter. The increase is attributable to spending related to work on government cost sharing programs.

Selling, general and administrative costs were $9.0 million for the third quarter and include a $2.0 million charge related to the settlement agreement with Interstate Companies. Excluding the settlement charge, this was an increase of approximately $0.2 million from the second quarter.

Capstone"s net loss was $14.2 million, or $0.14 per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2006, an increase of $4.0 million from the $10.2 million loss, or $0.12 per share, reported for the second quarter of fiscal 2006. Included in the $0.14 per share net loss was the $2.0 million settlement charge.

Cash balances increased $22.1 million in the third quarter from the $44.1 million balance at the end of the prior quarter. The increased cash balance is a result of the registered direct offering of the Company"s common stock completed in October 2005, resulting in net proceeds of approximately $39.1 million.

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the quarter were $66.2 million.

Business Summary

John Tucker, Capstone"s President and CEO, said "Our team is continuing to move forward on our mission to becoming the world leader in distributed power generation. I am pleased with our most recent accomplishments and their importance in moving us closer to achieving our mission."

Listed below is a brief summary of our recent operating accomplishments:

Negotiated and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Broad USA, Inc. to jointly develop fully integrated cogeneration (CCHP) systems. Broad specializes in the design and manufacture of absorption chillers powered by clean and recyclable energies. Broad is headquartered in Beijing, China with its U.S. headquarters located in Hackensack, New Jersey. Their products are sold in over 30 countries, hold a greater than 50% market share in China, and are market leaders in absorption chilling in the United States and Europe. (Jan. 31, 2006.)

Increased strength of New York sales force by naming Bruce Beckwith as Regional Vice-President of Sales. Beckwith will be responsible for Capstone"s sales and service activities for the Northeast region of the U.S. Beckwith joins the Capstone team from WESCO (Liberty Electric), where he was their Maspeth, Queens Branch Manager of Major Projects. Prior to joining WESCO, Beckwith worked for over 30 years in the New York electrical contracting industry. (Jan. 25, 2006.)

Capstone-branded products have been approved by the General Services Administration (GSA) and are now on the GSA Schedule. The GSA approval provides the opportunity for federal end-user customers to negotiate and acquire products and services from commercial suppliers. Capstone has been approved on the GSA Schedule for five (5) years, from January 1, 2006, through January 1, 2011. (Jan. 24, 2006.)

Richard Atkinson was appointed to Capstone"s Board of Directors. Atkinson is Vice-President, CFO and Corporate Secretary of Pope & Talbot, a wood and pulp products business headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Before joining Pope & Talbot two years ago, Atkinson was with Sierra Pacific Resources for more than 20 years, most recently as its Vice-President, CFO and Treasurer. Sierra Pacific Resources is the holding company for Nevada Power and Sierra Pacific Power, which provide electric service to most of the state of Nevada and portions of eastern California. Sierra Pacific Power is also an interstate natural gas transmission line originating in Oregon and is a supplier of natural gas to the Reno-Sparks region. (Dec. 9, 2005.)

Announced at the Power-Gen International trade show that the Company will begin shipping an enhanced line of 65-kilowatt microturbine models. The new natural gas fueled C65 and C65-ICHP (with factory-integrated heat recovery) will deliver higher electrical and thermal output without any change to the product"s weight and dimensions, which are much lighter and more compact than similar capacity generators. This reduces footprint requirements and enables greater flexibility in indoor, outdoor and rooftop siting. (Dec. 6, 2005.)

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call today, Thursday, February 9, at 1:45 p.m. Pacific Time. Access to the live broadcast and a replay of the webcast will be available for 90 days through the Company"s website: www.microturbine.com/ir.

About Capstone Turbine

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.microturbine.com) (NASDAQ:CPST - News) is the world"s leading producer of low-emission microturbine systems, and was the first to market commercially viable microturbine energy products. Capstone Turbine has shipped more than 3,200 Capstone MicroTurbine systems to customers worldwide. These award-winning systems have logged more than 10 million documented runtime operating hours. Capstone Turbine is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency"s Combined Heat and Power Partnership, which is committed to improving the efficiency of the nation"s energy infrastructure and reducing emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. A UL-Certified ISO 9001:2000 certified company, Capstone Turbine is headquartered in the Los Angeles area with sales and/or service centers in New York, Mexico City, Milan, Shanghai and Tokyo.

"Capstone Turbine Corporation" and "Capstone MicroTurbine" are registered trademarks of Capstone Turbine Corporation. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

This press release contains "forward-looking statements," as that term is used in the federal securities laws, with regard to business growth generally, as well as the operating characteristics of the C65 models. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "expects," "objective," "intend," "targeted," "plan," "driving to" and similar phrases. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, including the fact that the Broad USA, Inc. MOU is subject to a definitive agreement and other factors described in Capstone"s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that may cause Capstone"s actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied in such statements. Capstone cautions readers not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Capstone undertakes no obligation, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

CAPSTONE TURBINE CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share data)

December 31, March 31,
2005 2005
------------ -----------
(Unaudited)
Assets
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $66,190 $63,593
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for
doubtful accounts and sales returns of
$779 at December 31, 2005 and $536 at
March 31, 2005 5,949 3,150
Inventories 14,702 11,273
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 932 992
Total current assets 87,773 79,008
Equipment and Leasehold Improvements, net 8,519 10,529
Non-Current Portion of Inventories 2,939 3,990
Intangible Asset, net and Other Long-Term Assets 1,469 1,663
Total $100,700 $95,190

Liabilities and Stockholders" Equity
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $6,835 $5,796
Accrued salaries and wages 1,109 1,442
Accrued warranty reserve 7,984 8,667
Deferred revenue 1,419 1,522
Current portion of notes payable and
capital lease obligations 19 19
Total current liabilities 17,366 17,446
Long-Term Portion of Notes Payable and Capital
Lease Obligations 50 64
Other Long-Term Liabilities 690 1,002
Stockholders" Equity:
Preferred stock, $.001 par value;
10,000,000 shares authorized; none issued -- --
Common stock, $.001 par value; 415,000,000
shares authorized; 103,252,461 shares
issued and 102,701,253 shares outstanding
at December 31, 2005; 85,379,446 shares
issued and 84,828,238 shares outstanding
at March 31, 2005 103 85
Additional paid-in capital 571,963 530,931
Accumulated deficit (488,714) (453,469)
Deferred stock compensation (245) (356)
Treasury stock, at cost; 551,208 shares (513) (513)
Total stockholders" equity 82,594 76,678
Total $100,700 $95,190


CAPSTONE TURBINE CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share data)

Three Nine
Months Ended Months Ended
December 31, December 31,
2005 2004 2005 2004
(Unaudited)

Revenue $ 7,040 $ 4,683 $ 16,552 $ 11,563
Cost of Goods Sold 9,793 6,829 23,785 18,299
Gross Loss (2,753) (2,146) (7,233) (6,736)

Operating Expenses:
Research and development 3,093 2,793 7,926 9,126
Selling, general and
administrative 9,045 5,210 21,570 14,856
Total operating expenses 12,138 8,003 29,496 23,982
Loss from Operations (14,891) (10,149) (36,729) (30,718)
Interest income 708 378 1,481 937
Interest expense (1) (2) (22) (37)
Other Income 3 3 27 369
Loss Before Income Taxes (14,181) (9,770) (35,243) (29,449)
Provision for Income Taxes -- -- 2 2
Net Loss $ (14,181) $(9,770) $(35,245) $(29,451)


Net Loss Per Share of Common
Stock - Basic and Diluted $ (0.14) $ (0.12) $ (0.39) $ (0.35)

Weighted Average Shares Used
to Calculate Basic and
Diluted Net Loss Per Share 102,341 84,412 90,624 84,337



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