Company Update (NASDAQ:CLNE): Clean Energy Fuels Corp Announces Operating Results for Second Quarter 2016


Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ:CLNE) announced operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016.

The Company delivered 82.9 million gallons in the second quarter of 2016, an 11% increase from 74.4 million gallons delivered in the second quarter of 2015.

Revenue for the second quarter of 2016 was $108.0 million, a 24% increase from $86.9 million for the second quarter of 2015. Revenue for the second quarter of 2016 included $6.5 million of excise tax credits for alternative fuels (“VETC”) whereas the second quarter of 2015 did not include any VETC revenue. Additionally, the Company’s deliveries of vehicle fuel renewable natural gas and customer station construction activity favorably impacted revenue in the second quarter of 2016.

Andrew J. Littlefair, Clean Energy’s President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We had another strong quarter with positive Adjusted EBITDA and continued improvements to our capitalization. We believe the increasing attention to the immediate favorable environmental impacts of natural gas and particularly our Redeem renewable natural gas, coupled with growing volumes through customer fleet expansions and increased market penetration, are coming through in our operating results.”

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2016 was $26.7 million compared with Adjusted EBITDA of $(2.6) million in the second quarter of 2015. Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2016 included the VETC revenue and a gain of $10.1 million from the repayment or repurchase of a portion of the Company’s convertible debt (the “debt repurchase”). For the six months ended June 30, 2016, Adjusted EBITDA was $56.5 millioncompared with Adjusted EBITDA of $(8.2) million for the same period in 2015. Adjusted EBITDA for the six months ended June 30, 2016 included VETC revenue and a gain of $26.0 million from the debt repurchase. Adjusted EBITDA is described below and reconciled to GAAP net income (loss) attributable to Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

On a GAAP basis, net income for the second quarter of 2016 was $1.5 million, or $0.01 per share, compared to a net loss of $(30.0) million, or$(0.33) per share, for the second quarter of 2015. Net income on a GAAP basis for the second quarter of 2016 included the VETC revenue and the gain from the debt repurchase. For the six months ended June 30, 2016, net income was $4.4 million, or $0.04 per share, compared to a net loss of$(61.1) million, or $(0.67) per share, for the same period in 2015. Net income on a GAAP basis for the six months ended June 30, 2016 included the VETC revenue and the gain from the debt repurchase.

Non-GAAP income per share for the second quarter of 2016 was $0.03, compared with a non-GAAP loss per share for the second quarter of 2015 of$(0.29). Non-GAAP income per share for the second quarter of 2016 included the VETC revenue and the gain from the debt repurchase. For the six months ended June 30, 2016, Non-GAAP income per share was $0.08, compared with a Non-GAAP loss per share for the same period in 2015 of$(0.61). Non-GAAP income per share for the six months ended June 30, 2016 included the VETC revenue and the gain from the debt repurchase. Non-GAAP income (loss) per share is described below and reconciled to GAAP net income (loss) attributable to Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Subsequent to June 30, 2016, the Company entered into privately negotiated exchange agreements with the holders of its convertible notes due inAugust 2016 (“SLG Notes”). Under the exchange agreements, the holders of the SLG Notes agreed to exchange all outstanding principal and interest owed under the SLG Notes, totaling $85.0 million in principal plus $0.2 million in interest, for an aggregate of 14.0 million shares of the Company’s common stock plus $38.2 million in cash. Following the exchange, the Company has no further obligations related to the SLG Notes.(Original Source)

Shares of Clean Energy are up over 14% to $3.33 in after-hours trading Tuesday. CLNE has a 1-year high of $6.44 and a 1-year low of $2.15. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $3.23 and its 200-day moving average is $3.03.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. provides natural gas as an alternative fuel for vehicle fleets in the U. S. and Canada, based on the number of stations operated and the amount of gasoline gallon equivalents of compressed natural gas, or CNG, and liquefied natural gas, or LNG, delivered. It also design, build, operate, service, repair and maintain fueling stations, manufacture, sell and service non-lubricated natural gas fueling compressors and other equipment used in CNG stations and LNG stations, offer assessment, design and modification solutions to provide operators with code-compliant service and maintenance facilities for natural gas vehicle fleets, transport and sell CNG to large industrial and institutional energy users who do not have direct access to natural gas pipelines, process and sell RNG, sell tradable credits.