BioHiTech Global Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results And Provides Corporate Update

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CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., May 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BioHiTech Global, Inc. ("BioHiTech" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: BHTG), a sustainable technology and services company, today announces financial results for its fiscal first quarter ending March 31, 2021.

Q1 2020 Financial Highlights

  • Total Revenues of $3.0 million increased 124% over the first quarter of 2020 and 21% over the fourth quarter of 2020. Q1 2021 revenues mark a new quarterly high since the Company went public in 2015.
  • Revenues from equipment sales of $2.3 million increased 602% over the first quarter of 2020 and 37% over the fourth quarter of 2020.

Corporate Highlights Q1 2021

  • March 2021 - BioHiTech received approximately $1.8 million in new food waste digester orders from Carnival Corporation extending into new brands and geographies, including UK-based Cunard and Italy-based Costa Group.
  • January 2021 - BioHiTech receives approximately $2.0 million in new food waste digester orders for ships from Carnival Cruise Lines and Princess Cruises.

Tony Fuller, BioHiTech's CEO commented: "We have maintained the momentum from 2020 and continue to drive our efforts to grow revenue, and reduce expenses across both of our complementary waste solutions.  Our first quarter revenue of over $3 million marked a new quarterly record high since BioHiTech became public in 2015.  This growth was largely driven by digester purchases by Carnival Corporation.

"The value proposition of our Revolution Series Digesters to the diverse array of clients we serve and industries we are targeting can result in a substantial reduction in costs by eliminating the transportation and logistics expenses associated with food waste disposal. The greenhouse gases associated with food waste transportation and decomposition in landfills that have been linked to climate change are reduced. Our digester data analytics platform also provides real-time waste transparency which attacks the problem of food waste at its inception.  This can provide even greater savings opportunities through up-stream changes in purchasing, handling, and food preparation, reducing food waste at its source.  

"Our clients continue to realize the strong value that our products and services offer.  We are confident that our efforts to expand into additional industries are on track to yield results in the coming quarters.

"We continue to be encouraged by our growing presence within the cruise industry with Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise company, whom we consider to be an environmental leader.  We are actively pursuing others in the maritime industry and beyond, companies whom we believe have the same goals to reduce food waste and responsibly dispose of the food that ends up in waste streams.

"Finally, we continue to pursue avenues for growth at our renewable energy plant in Martinsburg, West Virginia.  Our proprietary High Efficiency Biological Treatment technology remains a key driver of BioHiTech's future growth and we are excited at the prospects for future additional plants.  Our efforts to innovate the development of alternative uses for our solid recovered fuel (SRF) continue and remain a key element of our growth strategies in 2021.  We are exploring the development of further uses for our SRF such as fuel for gasification and as a feedstock for bioplastics.  Our prospects for growth remain strong and we look forward to reporting on further developments in the coming quarters," concluded Mr. Fuller.

Financial Results for the Quarter ended March 31, 2021

The Company continued its revenue growth in the quarter ended March 31, 2021 with total revenues of $3.0 million increasing 21% over the fourth quarter of 2020 and 124% over the comparative first quarter of 2020.

The overall contribution rate (revenues, less direct costs) increased to 29% in the first quarter of 2021, as compared to 20% in the fourth quarter of 2020 and 10% in the comparative first quarter of 2020.  Selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of revenues decreased to 54% in the first quarter of 2021, as compared to 115% in the fourth quarter of 2020 and 141% in the comparative first quarter of 2020.  The loss from operations as a percentage of revenue decreased to 42% in in the first quarter of 2021, as compared to 120% in the fourth quarter of 2020 and 176% in the comparative first quarter of 2020.

The Company continues to achieve growth in the Digester and Corporate line of business that has most recently been driven by sales to Carnival Cruise Lines such that the first quarter the operating loss was driven down to $184,000 from $1.0 million during the fourth quarter of 2020 and $1.3 million during the comparative first quarter of 2020.

During the first quarter of 2021 revenues at the HEBioT facility were $353,000, a decrease of $138,000, which was offset by a $135,000 decrease in direct costs, as compared to the comparative first quarter in 2020; as compared to the fourth quarter of 2020, the decrease in revenues of $142,000 was partially offset by a decrease of $116,000 in direct costs. The Company has been hindered in growth at the HEBioT plant in Martinsburg West Virginia resulting from mechanical challenges during 2020 and constraints on our primary solid recovered fuel ("SRF") customer's ability to accept SRF due to its closures resulting from COVID-19 and subsequent refiring difficulties at their kiln that have only recently been partially resolved. In each of the current, sequential and comparative quarters there was a negative contribution, which when combined with the other operating expenses resulted in an operating loss of $1.1 million, $2.0 million and $1.1 million during the first quarter of 2021, fourth quarter of 2020 and first quarter of 2020.

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company had a consolidated net loss of $2.3 million, incurred a consolidated loss from operations of $1.3 million and used net cash in consolidated operating activities of $1.9 million.

At March 31, 2021, unrestricted cash was $7.3 million. 

Conference Call to be held Monday, May 17, 2021 at 4:30 PM ET

Mr. Tony Fuller, Chief Executive Officer of BioHiTech, will host a conference call on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. EDT to discuss the Company's financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.  Also joining Mr. Fuller on the call from management will be Brian Essman, Chief Financial Officer.  Following management's formal remarks, there will be a live question-and-answer session.

Participants are asked to pre-register for the call via the following link: https://dpregister.com/sreg/10156542/e88cc827b8

Please note that registered participants will receive their dial-in number upon registration and will dial directly into the call without delay.  Those without Internet access or who are unable to pre-register may dial in by calling 1-866-652-5200 (domestic) or 1-412-317-6060 (international).  All callers should dial in approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and ask to be joined into the BioHiTech Global call.

The conference call will be available through a live webcast found here:

A webcast replay of the call will be available approximately one hour after the end of the call through August 17, 2021.  The webcast replay can be accessed through the above links or by calling 1-877-344-7529 (domestic) or 1-412-317-0088 (international) and using access code 10153619. A telephonic replay of the call will be available through May 31, 2021.

About BioHiTech Global BioHiTech Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: BHTG), is a technology services company focused on providing cost-effective solutions that improve environmental outcomes. Our technologies for waste management include the patented processing of municipal solid waste into a valuable renewable fuel, biological disposal of food waste on-site, and proprietary real-time data analytics tools to reduce food waste generation. When used individually or in combination, our solutions lower the carbon footprint associated with waste transportation and can reduce or virtually eliminate landfill usage. In addition, we distribute a patented technology that achieves high-level disinfection of spaces such as classrooms, hotel or hospital rooms and other enclosed areas to combat the spread of viruses and bacteria without the use of harsh chemicals. Our unique solutions enable businesses, educational institutions and municipalities of all sizes to solve everyday problems in a smarter and more cost-effective way while reducing their impact on the environment. For more information, please visit www.biohitech.com.

Forward Looking Statements Statements in this document contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements, including statements about the estimated contract value, additional purchase orders or deliveries, and the ability of the Company's products to improve environmental outcomes and achieve corporate sustainability goals, are based on many assumptions and estimates and are not guarantees of future performance. These statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of BioHiTech Global, Inc. to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. BioHiTech Global, Inc. assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Our actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation those set forth as "Risk Factors" in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). There may be other factors not mentioned above or included in the BioHiTech's SEC filings that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statement. BioHiTech Global, Inc. assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or developments, except as required by securities laws.

Company Contact: BioHiTech Global, Inc. Lisa GiovannielliVP, Corporate CommunicationsO: 888.876.9300E: lgiovannielli@biohitech.com

Investors: ir@biohitech.com

Financial Tables Follow

 

BioHiTech Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of

Operations and Comprehensive Loss (Unaudited)

Three Months EndedMarch 31,

2021

2020

Revenue

Equipment sales

$

2,266,513

$

323,116

Rental, service and maintenance

421,229

471,093

HEBioT

352,548

490,132

Management advisory and other fees (related entity)

-

75,000

Total revenue

3,040,290

1,359,341

Operating expenses

Equipment sales

1,236,016

146,404

Rental, service and maintenance

255,709

260,835

HEBioT processing

677,277

812,427

Selling, general and administrative

1,645,957

1,918,423

Depreciation and amortization

501,833

615,202

Total operating expenses

4,316,792

3,753,291

Loss from operations

(1,276,502)

(2,393,950)

Other (income) expenses

Interest income

(187)

(12,267)

Interest expense

1,028,405

1,012,291

Loss from unconsolidated entity

30,003

-

Total other (income) expenses

1,058,221

1,000,024

Net loss

(2,334,723)

(3,393,974)

Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests

(700,510)

(822,677)

Net loss attributable to Parent

(1,634,213)

(2,571,297)

Other comprehensive income (loss)

Foreign currency translation adjustment

(10,675)

(28,699)

Comprehensive loss

$

(1,644,888)

$

(2,599,996)

Net loss attributable to Parent

$

(1,634,213)

$

(2,571,297)

Preferred stock dividends

(182,855)

(177,373)

Net loss attributable to common shareholders

(1,817,068)

(2,748,670)

Net loss per common share - basic and diluted

$

(0.07)

$

(0.16)

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - basic and diluted

24,320,618

17,376,507

 

BioHiTech Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

March 31,

2021

December 31,

(Unaudited)

2020

Assets

Current Assets

Cash

$

7,314,056

$

2,403,859

Restricted cash

1,884,813

1,884,691

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $166,535 and    $151,459 as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

1,677,354

1,574,047

Inventory

1,193,463

695,110

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

324,779

184,274

Total Current Assets

12,394,465

6,741,981

Restricted cash

2,608,009

2,607,945

Equipment on operating leases, net

1,191,984

1,311,755

HEBioT facility, equipment, fixtures and vehicles, net

35,514,942

35,946,225

License and capitalized MBT facility development costs

8,067,116

8,072,471

Other assets

1,950,121

2,006,048

Total Assets

$

61,726,637

$

56,686,425

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current Liabilities

Accounts payable

$

2,835,138

$

2,492,606

Accrued expenses and liabilities

2,052,102

2,515,724

Accrued interest payable

692,783

1,279,018

Customer deposits

2,581,184

1,802,725

Current and current portion of notes, bonds, debts and borrowings

11,155,926

10,120,457

Deferred revenue

131,095

138,961

Total Current Liabilities

19,448,228

18,349,491

Noncurrent and noncurrent portion of notes, bonds, debts and borrowings

28,749,479

29,645,227

Accrued interest (related party)

1,814,264

1,807,857

Non-current lease liabilities

1,174,385

1,216,861

Liabilities to non-controlling interests to be settled in subsidiary membership units

-

1,585,812

Total Liabilities

51,186,356

52,605,248

Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock, 333,401 shares designated and   issued, and 95,312 and 125,312 outstanding as of March 31, 2021 and    December 31, 2020, respectively

476,560

626,553

Commitments and Contingencies

Stockholders' Equity

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; 3,209,210    designated; 1,936,214 issued; 807,192 and 848,292 outstanding as of March 31,    2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively:

5,756,272

6,621,576

Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 28,057,379 and    23,354,130 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2021 and December 31,   2020, respectively

2,806

2,334

Additional paid in capital

68,897,016

60,253,664

Accumulated deficit

(66,463,851)

(64,419,802)

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)

(154,489)

(143,814)

Stockholders' equity attributable to Parent

8,037,754

2,313,958

Stockholders' equity attributable to non-controlling interests

2,025,967

1,140,666

Total Stockholders' Equity

10,063,721

3,454,624

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$

61,726,637

$

56,686,425

    

BioHiTech Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2021

2020

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net loss

$

(2,334,723)

$

(3,393,974)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operations:

Depreciation and amortization

501,833

615,202

Amortization of operating lease right of use assets

19,190

26,462

Provision for bad debts

15,000

31,119

Share based employee and vendor compensation

257,989

280,205

Interest resulting from amortization of financing costs and discounts

97,244

133,355

Loss from unconsolidated entity

30,003

-

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

(526,057)

(207,843)

Net cash used in operating activities

(1,939,521)

(2,515,474)

Cash flow from investing activities:

Purchases of facility, equipment, fixtures and vehicles

(18,402)

(20,849)

MBT facility development costs incurred

(26,145)

(24,509)

Net cash used in investing activities

(44,547)

(45,358)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Proceeds from the sales of common stock

6,895,618

-

Proceeds from the sale of Series F convertible preferred stock units

-

1,495,450

Repayments of long-term debt

(1,075)

(1,460)

Related party advances (repayments), net

-

1,200,000

Net cash provided by financing activities

6,894,543

2,693,990

Effect of exchange rate on cash (restricted and unrestricted)

(92)

(33,572)

Net change in cash (restricted and unrestricted)

4,910,383

99,586

Cash - beginning of period (restricted and unrestricted)

6,896,495

5,536,952

Cash - end of period (restricted and unrestricted)

$

11,806,878

$

5,636,538

Supplementary cash flow information (cash paid during the periods):

Interest

$

1,384,380

$

1,387,402

Income taxes

-

-

Supplementary Disclosure of Non-Cash Investing and Financing Activities:

Transfer of inventory to leased equipment

$

7,583

$

67,604

Accrual of Series A preferred stock dividends

14,098

17,564

Payment of Series A preferred stock dividends in common stock

79,181

25,000

Payment of preferred stock dividends in common stock

390,460

-

Issuance of subsidiary membership interest in exchange for liabilities due non-controlling interest entity

1,918,947

-

Exchange of subsidiary non-controlling interest in exchange for liabilities owed Company by non-controlling interest entity

333,135

-

Reconciliation of Cash and Restricted Cash:

Cash

$

7,314,056

$

1,934,846

Restricted cash (current)

1,884,813

1,137,714

Restricted cash (non-current)

2,608,009

2,563,978

Total cash and restricted cash at the end of the period

$

11,806,878

$

5,636,538

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SOURCE BioHiTech Global, Inc.



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