28.07.10

Active Power Inc.: Second Quarter 2010 Results

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 Revenues Grow 142% Compared to Second Quarter 2009

Critical backup power systems manufacturer Active Power, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACPW) announced results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Q2 2010 Highlights:

    * Increased total revenues to $16 million, a $9.4 million or 142% increase, compared to second quarter of 2009. For the six months ended June 30, 2010, total revenues of $27.2 million increased by $9.4 million or 53% compared to the first six months of 2009.
    * Received orders during the quarter for $24 million, including $14 million in orders for containerized infrastructure solutions including PowerHouse systems.
    * Improved quarterly gross margins by 5% from the previous year to 27%
    * Reduced operating losses by $2.0 million or 58% compared to second quarter of 2009
    * Increased OEM channel revenues by 39% from the first quarter of 2010 to $4.1 million, an increase of 59% compared to second quarter of 2009
    * Increased direct channel revenues in the second quarter by 138% over the second quarter of 2009
    * Shipped 99 high efficiency UPS systems at an average selling price of $79,000 per unit during the quarter. This increased over second quarter 2009 when Active Power shipped 55 systems at an average selling price of $72,000
    * Reduced cash used in operations by $2.3 million or 93% in first half of 2010 compared to 2009

Q2 2010 Financial Results:

Revenue for the quarter was $16.0 million, an increase of 44% from the first quarter of 2010 and an increase of 142% compared to the second quarter of 2009. For the six months ended June 30, 2010, total revenues of $27.2 million was 53% higher than the $17.8 million recorded for the same period in 2009.

Gross profit margin for the quarter was 27%, compared to 26% in the first quarter of 2010, and 22% in the second quarter of 2009.

Net loss was $1.5 million, or 2 cents per share. This compares to a net loss of $2.6 million or 4 cents per share in the first quarter of 2010, and a net loss of $3.5 million or 6 cents per share in the second quarter of 2009. For the six months ended June 30, 2010, net loss was $4.1 million or 5 cents per share compared to a net loss of $5.8 million or 10 cents per share in 2009.

Cash and investments decreased by $1.8 million during the quarter to $15.7 million at June 30, 2010, primarily due to increases in working capital to fund future revenue opportunities.

Management Commentary:

"Active Power has seen significantly higher sales and strong bookings this quarter," said Jim Clishem, president and CEO, Active Power. "This increase in activity across all of our sales channels has allowed us to improve gross and operating margins and positions us to achieve substantial growth for 2010 compared to last year. This is particularly encouraging as we get closer to reaching and sustaining profitability."

"We have had a substantial number of repeat orders, validating the effectiveness of our products and solutions to reduce energy costs and floor space requirements while improving reliability. This also confirms our market positioning and has enabled us to build long term relationships with major corporations worldwide. We expect our business to continue to grow and our financial results to continue to improve for the remainder of 2010 as we approach operating profitability."

Outlook:

Active Power expects third quarter 2010 revenues between $15 million and $18 million. Third quarter earnings per share is expected to range between breakeven and a loss of 2 cents per share. Changes in cash and investments are expected to be driven only by changes in working capital requirements.

Conference Call:

Active Power will host a conference call today, Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss its second quarter 2010 results. Investors and interested parties may listen live via Webcast here. A replay of the Webcast will be available until August 10, 2010, via Active Power's Web site at www.activepower.com.

About Active Power

Active Power provides efficient, reliable and green critical power solutions and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems to enable business continuity in the event of power disturbances. Founded in 1992, Active Power's flywheel based UPS systems protect critical operations in datacenters, healthcare facilities, manufacturing plants, broadcast stations and governmental agencies in more than 40 countries. With expert power system engineers and worldwide services and support, Active Power ensures organizations have the power to perform. For more information, please visit www.activepower.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements relating to Active Power's current expectations of operating results for the third quarter of 2010, its future operating results and customers' current intentions. Any forward-looking statements and all other statements that may be made in this news release that are not historical facts are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the results predicted include, among others, the deferral or cancellation of sales commitments as a result of general economic conditions or uncertainty, risks related to our international operations, and product performance and quality issues. For more information on the risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward looking statements, please refer to Active Power filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and its Current Reports on Form 8-K filed since such year ended. Active Power assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information which are in effect as of their respective dates.

Active Power, CleanSource and CoolAir are registered trademarks of Active Power, Inc. The Active Power logo, PowerHouse and PowerCentre are trademarks of Active Power, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.
    
    
ACTIVE POWER, INC.     
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS     
(Thousands, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)
    
                              
                        
                        
            Three         Six     
            Months Ended         Months Ended     
            June 30,         June 30,     
                  2010                       2009                     2010                       2009           
                        
                                        
Revenues:

Product revenue
            $     13,307             $     

5,207
            $     22,693             $     14,916         
Service and other revenue                   2,740                     1,423                     4,471                     2,857           
Total revenue                 16,047                 6,630                 27,164                 17,773         
                                        
Cost of goods sold:                                                                         
Cost of product revenue                 10,171                 4,222                 17,036                 11,123         
Cost of service and other revenue                   1,514                     933                     2,915                     1,913           
Total cost of goods sold                 11,685                 5,155                 19,951                 13,036         
                                        
Gross profit                 4,362                 1,475                 7,213                 4,737         
                                        
Operating expenses:                                         
Research and development                 849                 1,058                 1,684                 2,159         
Selling and marketing                 3,526                 2,660                 6,784                 5,990         
General&administrative                   1,433                     1,177                     2,750                     2,316           
Total operating expenses                   5,808                     4,895                     11,218                     10,465           
Operating loss                 (1,446     )             (3,420     )             (4,005     )             (5,728     )     
                                        
Interest expense, net                 (26     )             (18     )             (52     )             (28     )     
                                                                        
Other expense, net                   

(64
    )               (28     )               (68     )               (77     )     
Net loss             $     (1,536     )         $     (3,466     )         $     (4,125     )         $     (5,833     )     
                                        
Net loss per share, basic&diluted             $     (0.02     )         $     (0.06     )         $     (0.05     )         $     (0.10     )     
Shares used in computing net loss per share, basic&diluted                 79,656                 62,424                 75,540                 61,349         
                                        
Comprehensive loss:                                         
Net loss             $     (1,536     )         $     (3,466     )         $     (4,125     )         $     (5,833     )     
Translation gain (loss) on subsidiaries in foreign currencies                 (98     )             253                 (259     )             235         
Unrealized gain on investments in marketable securities                   -                     -                     -                     2           
Comprehensive loss             $     (1,634     )         $     (3,213     )         $     (4,384     )         $     (5,596     )     
    
    
ACTIVE POWER, INC.     
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS     
(In thousands)     
                            
        June 30         December 31     
                2010                 2009         
Assets             (unaudited)             
                    
Current assets:                     
Cash and cash equivalents             $     15,714             $     7,489         
Accounts receivable, net                 10,643                 11,529         
Inventories                 7,081                 6,629         
Prepaid expenses and other                   358                     418           
Total current assets             33,796                 26,065         
Property and equipment, net             2,208                 2,903         
Deposits and other                   392                     376           
Total assets             $     36,396               $     29,344           
                        
Liabilities and stockholders' equity                     
                        
Current liabilities:                         
Accounts payable             $     6,026             $     5,155         
Accrued expenses                 5,460                 4,957         
Deferred revenue                 2,189                 1,713         
Revolving line of credit                   2,559                     2,559           
Total current liabilities                 16,234                 14,384         
                        
Long-term liabilities                 629                 468         
Stockholders' equity:                         
Common stock                 80                 66         
Treasury stock                 (103     )             (73     )     
Additional paid-in capital                 273,995                 264,554         
Accumulated deficit                 (254,001     )             (249,876     )     
Other accumulated comprehensive loss                   (438     )               (179     )     
Total stockholders' equity                   19,533                     14,492           
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity     $     36,396      $     29,344           

Contacts:

Liolios Group, Inc.
Investor Contact:
Ron Both, 949-574-3860
info@liolios.com
or

Active Power, Inc.
Media Contact:
Lee Higgins, 512-744-9488
Public Relations Manager
lhiggins@activepower.com


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