Flemington, NJ, June 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — H/Cell Energy Corporation (OTCQB-HCCC) (“HCCC”), a company that designs and implements clean energy solutions featuring hydrogen energy systems, has announced financial results for its fiscal 2018 first quarter ended March 31, 2018.
For the three months ended March 31, 2018, HCCC generated revenue of $1,726,324 and a net loss of $110,969, or $(0.02) in earnings per share, fully diluted. This compares to revenue of $1,866,845 and a net loss of $56,124, or $(0.01) in earnings per share, fully diluted, for the prior three months ended March 31, 2017.
Andrew Hidalgo, CEO of HCCC, commented, “The first quarter was a bit challenging as our filing was delayed due to the two year audit required for the PVBJ, Inc. (“PVBJ”) acquisition concluded in February 2018. We could not file our quarterly results until the two year audit was concluded for PVBJ. Initially, we felt that we could meet the filing deadline for the audit but as it turned out, there were unintentional entry errors in the historical PVBJ financials, which required an extensive accounting effort to rectify. We completed the PVBJ two year audit and it has been filed accordingly. The extra work required to assimilate PVBJ was reflected in higher than anticipated one-time fees for acquisition and accounting costs, which contributed to the net income loss in the first quarter. Also contributing to the first quarter net income loss were non-cash charges of $50,501 for stock option grants, amortization of intangible assets, depreciation and debt discount calculations. These non-cash charges do not affect the cash flow performance or working capital of HCCC. We believe it is important for investors to recognize financial performance independent of non-cash accounting charges for certain events. Overall, the subsidiaries are performing well and we anticipate profitable quarters ahead. We also believe that our financial condition remains solid with $591,978 in cash, $3,737,724 in assets and $426,490 in working capital as of March 31, 2018. For the first quarter, we also generated $136,278 in positive cash flow. We are excited about the acquisition of PVBJ, as it expands our revenue production and gives us a base of technicians that will be trained in the implementation of hydrogen technology. The market continues to create opportunities. HCCC has been recently contracted to conclude feasibility studies for the implementation of hydrogen energy systems in residential applications. We look forward to continuing our growth.”
About H/Cell Energy Corporation:
H/Cell Energy Corporation is an integrator that focuses on the design and implementation of clean energy solutions including solar, battery, fuel cell and hydrogen generation systems. In addition, through its subsidiaries, HCCC also provides environmental systems and security systems integration. HCCC serves the residential, commercial and government sectors. Please visit our website at www.hcellenergy.com for more information.
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