27.10.05

27.10.2005: Meldung: Plug Power Reports Financial Results

Plug Power Inc., a leading provider of clean, reliable on-site energy, today reported status against 2005 public corporate milestones and financial results for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2005. The Company remains on track to achieve its 2005 milestones.

"We are pleased with our progress during the third quarter and year to date and remain committed to achieving the 2005 milestones that we established for the Company earlier this year," said Roger Saillant, Plug Power"s President and CEO.

Current status against 2005 public corporate milestones:

Triple the number of GenCore? orders received to at least 300:

* Received 136 GenCore orders during the quarter bringing the year-to-date
total GenCore orders received to 192. The majority of the orders
received this year were from end users in the targeted
telecommunications and utility market segments.
* Secured three new distribution partners for GenCore: Connect
Telecommunications Solutions Inc., Zebotec GmbH and SmartLink Ltd. will
market, distribute and sell Plug Power"s backup fuel cell system to
telecommunication providers throughout Canada; Germany, Austria and
Switzerland; and Kuwait, respectively. More than 75 percent of the
Company"s year-to-date GenCore orders have come via Plug Power"s channel
partners, which currently provide access to customers across five
continents.
* Lobbied for a 30 percent fuel cell tax credit of up to $1,000 per
kilowatt that was included in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and signed
into law by President Bush in August. Available in January 2006, this
tax credit can be used in residential or commercial applications and
specifically includes telecommunications carriers among the eligible end
users.

Begin field-testing the next-generation continuous-run product:

Completed commissioning and began testing the first 10 prototype next- generation GenSys? fuel cell systems at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. This one-year field trial will be used to enhance product performance and improve system reliability throughout the duration of the program.

Reduce GenCore direct material cost by 25 percent from 2004 levels:

Remained on track to reduce GenCore direct material cost by 25 percent from 2004 levels. Year-to-date GenCore direct material cost reduction is approximately 16 percent.

Secure a contract with Honda for Phase III of the Home Energy Station (HES) and proceed with development activities:

Completed the HES Phase III and fundamental research and development contracts with Honda R&D during the first quarter of this year. Plug Power continues to execute and remains on track against its statement of work with Honda and is preparing to showcase the third generation design of the HES.

Financial results:

During the third quarter, Plug Power improved the Company"s capitalization and strengthened the balance sheet by adding approximately $70.6 million net cash through the sale of shares of common stock offered under the Company"s existing shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As of Sept. 30, 2005 the Company had $110.9 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities and $105.7 million in working capital.

Net cash used in operating activities for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2005 was $10.7 million, bringing year-to-date cash used in operating activities to $30.1 million compared to $25.8 million in 2004 (see attached financial highlights). In 2005, the Company has increased its direct sales force focused on accelerating the commercialization of its GenCore product and has increased product development spending related to its next-generation GenSys fuel cell system. The Company continues to expect that net cash used in operating activities will be less than $40.0 million in 2005.

Total revenue for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2005 was $3.9 million compared to $4.6 million for the third quarter in 2004. Year-to-date total revenue was $10.8 million, compared to $11.6 million in the prior year. The decrease in revenue is primarily the result of the Company"s focus on selling GenCore, its lower-priced commercial product, and phasing out sales of its older generation test and demonstration systems. The Company continues to defer product and service revenue, a component of total revenue, at the time of sale and to amortize that revenue over the period of the underlying service and other contractual obligations. Deferred revenue was $3.4 million at Sept. 30, 2005 compared to $6.5 million at Sept. 30, 2004.

Net loss for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2005 was $11.9 million, or $0.15 per share, compared to $11.7 million, or $0.16 per share, for the same period in 2004. Year-to-date net loss was $35.3 million, or $0.47 per share, compared to $34.9 million or $0.48 per share for the same period last year.

Plug Power has scheduled a conference call today at 10:00 AM (EDT) to review its third quarter 2005 results. Interested parties are invited to participate. To listen to the conference call, please call 617-614-3923 and enter the passcode PLUG (7584). The live webcast can be accessed by logging onto http://www.plugpower.com. A playback of the call will be available on the Web site for a period following the call. See the attached financial highlights for the third quarter 2005.

About Plug Power

Plug Power Inc. is an established leader in the deployment of clean, reliable, on-site energy products. More than 500 Plug Power fuel cell systems have been delivered to customers worldwide in commercial, public sector, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply markets. For more information about how to join Plug Power"s energy revolution as an investor, customer, supplier or strategic partner, please visit www.plugpower.com.

This press release may contain statements, which are not historical facts and are considered forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements contain projections of Plug Power"s future results of operations, Plug Power"s product development expectations or of Plug Power"s financial position or state other forward-looking information. In some cases you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will" and "would" or similar words. You should not rely on forward-looking statements because Plug Power"s actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward- looking statements as a result of a number of important factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, Plug Power"s ability to develop commercially viable on-site energy products; the cost and timing of developing Plug Power"s on-site energy products; market acceptance of Plug Power"s on-site energy products; Plug Power"s reliance on its relationship with certain affiliates of General Electric (GEFCS); Plug Power"s ability to perform on its multi- generation product plan in a manner satisfactory to GEFCS; Plug Power"s ability to manufacture on-site energy products on a large-scale commercial basis; competitive factors, such as price competition and competition from other traditional and alternative energy companies; the cost and availability of components and parts for Plug Power"s on-site energy products; the ability to raise and provide the necessary capital to develop, manufacture and market Plug Power"s on-site energy products; Plug Power"s ability to establish relationships with third parties with respect to product development, manufacturing, distribution and servicing and the supply of key product components; Plug Power"s ability to protect its intellectual property; Plug Power"s ability to lower the cost of its on-site energy products and demonstrate their reliability; the cost of complying with current and future governmental regulations; the impact of deregulation and restructuring of the electric utility industry on demand for Plug Power"s on-site energy products; fluctuations in the trading price and volume of Plug Power"s common stock and other risks and uncertainties discussed under the heading "Factors Affecting Future Results" in Plug Power"s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2004, dated March 15, 2005, and filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on March 15, 2005, and the reports Plug Power files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Plug Power does not intend to and undertakes no duty to update the information contained in this press release.

Plug Power Inc.
Financial Highlights

Balance Sheet Data: September 30, December 31,
Assets 2005 2004
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 51,753,381 $ 18,976,767
Restricted cash 365,000 365,000
Marketable securities 54,820,787 47,872,662
Accounts receivable 1,697,973 2,989,481
Inventory 4,616,846 3,527,140
Other current assets 1,610,183 1,230,713
Total current assets 114,864,170 74,961,763

Restricted cash 3,965,274 3,965,274
Property, plant and equipment, net 21,002,300 21,829,254
Intangible asset -- 687,500
Investment in affiliates 4,438,355 5,785,358
Goodwill 10,388,980 10,388,980
Other assets 307,410 379,361
Total assets $ 154,966,489 $ 117,997,490

Liabilities and Stockholders" Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 2,258,677 $ 2,339,143
Accrued expenses and other
current liabilities 3,488,077 2,874,554
Deferred revenue 3,408,073 5,675,227
Total current liabilities 9,154,827 10,888,924

Long-term debt and other
liabilities 5,038,894 4,995,740
Total liabilities 14,193,721 15,884,664

Stockholders" equity 140,772,768 102,112,826
Total liabilities and
stockholders" equity $ 154,966,489 $ 117,997,490


Statements of Operations Three Months Ended
Data: September 30,
2005 2004
Revenue
Product and service
revenue $ 1,309,718 $ 1,335,018
Research and development
contract revenue 2,570,957 3,293,805
Total revenue 3,880,675 4,628,823

Cost of revenue and expenses
Cost of product and service
revenue 796,057 1,239,102
Cost of research and
development contract
revenue 3,364,876 4,260,544


Research and development expense:
Noncash stock-based
compensation 386,775 663,748
Other research and
development 9,121,133 7,932,783

General and administrative expense:
Noncash stock-based
compensation 274,739 304,048
Other general and
administrative 1,980,584 1,695,064
Operating loss (12,043,489) (11,466,466)

Interest income, net 623,925 234,289
Loss before equity in
losses of affiliates (11,419,564) (11,232,177)

Equity in losses of
affiliates (448,273) (451,142)
Net loss $ (11,867,837) $ (11,683,319)
Loss per share -
basic and diluted $ (0.15) $ (0.16)

Weighted average number
of shares outstanding 80,193,623 73,173,913


Statements of Operations Nine Months Ended
Data: September 30,
2005 2004
Revenue
Product and service
revenue $ 3,839,757 $ 4,194,145
Research and development
contract revenue 6,918,289 7,405,297
Total revenue 10,758,046 11,599,442

Cost of revenue and expenses
Cost of product and service
revenue 2,479,038 3,887,000
Cost of research and
development contract
revenue 9,534,668 9,915,450

Research and development expense:
Noncash stock-based
compensation 1,136,129 1,659,069
Other research and
development 25,934,317 24,528,128
General and administrative expense:
Noncash stock-based
compensation 878,688 1,035,323
Other general and
administrative 5,855,418 5,176,628
Operating loss (35,060,212) (34,602,156)

Interest income, net 1,116,787 1,018,243
Loss before equity in
losses of affiliates (33,943,425) (33,583,913)

Equity in losses of
affiliates (1,347,002) (1,350,483)
Net loss $(35,290,427) $(34,934,396)

Loss per share
- basic and diluted $ (0.47) $ (0.48)
Weighted average number
of shares outstanding 75,728,709 73,056,991


Statements of Cash Flows Three Months Ended
Data: September 30,
2005 2004

Net loss $(11,867,837) $(11,683,319)
Non - cash expense 1,934,477 3,158,282
Changes in assets
and liabilities (775,333) 1,242,499
Net cash used in
operating activities $(10,708,693) $ (7,282,538)

Purchase of property,
plant and equipment (689,268) (463,664)
Proceeds from disposal of
property, plant and
equipment 5,000 --
Marketable securities (25,024,280) 4,463,585
Net cash provided by
(used in) investing
activities $(25,708,548) $ 3,999,921

Proceeds from issuance
of common stock, net $ 70,618,520 $ --
Proceeds from stock
options and employee
stock purchase plan 130,023 2,900
Other (17,253) (18,959)
Net cash provided by
financing activities $ 70,731,290 $ (16,059)


Statements of Cash Flows Nine Months Ended
Data: September 30,
2005 2004

Net loss $(35,290,427) $(34,934,396)
Non - cash expense 7,075,585 10,368,168
Changes in assets
and liabilities (1,871,516) (1,265,854)
Net cash used in
operating activities $(30,086,358) $(25,832,082)

Purchase of property,
plant and equipment (1,630,159) (1,171,495)
Proceeds from disposal of
property, plant and
equipment 5,000 --
Marketable securities (6,765,913) (25,001,176)
Net cash provided by
(used in) investing
activities $(8,391,072) $(26,172,671)

Proceeds from issuance
of common stock, net $70,618,520 $ --
Proceeds from stock
options and employee
stock purchase plan 686,019 695,847
Other (50,495) (51,651)
Net cash provided by
financing activities $71,254,044 $ 644,196




Source: Plug Power Inc.
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