169  0 Kommentare AMSC Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Results and Provides Business Outlook

    Business Highlights:

    • Full year revenues increased over 37% year over year to $145.6 million
    • Full year gross margin expansion of 1,620 basis points over the prior year
    • Generated $2.1 million of operating cash flow, helping to further strengthen the balance sheet

    Company to host conference call tomorrow, May 30 at 10:00 am ET

    AYER, Mass., May 29, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMSC (Nasdaq: AMSC), a leading system provider of megawatt-scale power resiliency solutions that orchestrate the rhythm and harmony of power on the grid, and that protect and expand the capability and resiliency of our Navy’s fleet, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2024 ("fiscal 2023").

    Revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023 were $42.0 million compared with $31.7 million for the same period of fiscal 2022. The year-over-year increase was a result of both higher Grid segment revenues, primarily driven by strong new energy power system sales and higher Wind segment revenues, as a result of 3MW ECS shipments.

    AMSC’s net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023 was $1.6 million, or $0.05 per share, compared to net loss of $6.9 million, or $0.25 per share, for the same period of fiscal 2022. The Company’s non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023 was $1.9 million, or $0.06 per share, compared with a non-GAAP net loss of $7.8 million, or $0.28 per share, in the same period of fiscal 2022. Please refer to the financial table below for a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results.

    Revenues for fiscal 2023 were $145.6 million as compared to $106.0 million in fiscal 2022. The increase in revenues was driven by higher Grid and Wind segment revenues than in the prior year.

    AMSC reported a net loss for fiscal 2023 of $11.1 million, or $0.37 per share, compared to a net loss of $35.0 million, or $1.26 per share in fiscal 2022. The Company's non-GAAP net income for fiscal 2023 was $0.6 million, or $0.02 per share, compared with a non-GAAP net loss of $28.8 million, or $1.03 per share, for fiscal 2022. Please refer to the financial table below for a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results.

    Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash on March 31, 2024 totaled $92.3 million.  

    "Our fourth quarter results exceeded our forecast by nearly every measure, with growth in both our Grid and Wind segments and a third consecutive quarter of non-GAAP net income. During the fourth quarter, we booked $39 million in orders, and our backlog at year-end stood at $140 million,” said Daniel P. McGahn, Chairman, President and CEO, AMSC. “We believe our company’s diverse orders bookings, strengthened balance sheet, and operational success in fiscal 2023 has laid the groundwork for AMSC’s long term growth trajectory. Our growing and robust end markets may allow us to seize opportunities in new markets, expand our offerings and extend our customer reach. AMSC delivered a terrific year of operational performance and success, ensuring a more diversified and financially stronger company. We maintain an optimistic outlook for fiscal year 2024 and believe we are off to a very good start for the coming year."

    Business Outlook
    For the first quarter ending June 30, 2024, AMSC expects that its revenues will be in the range of $38 million to $42 million. The Company’s net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2024 is expected not to exceed $2.2 million, or $0.05 per share. The Company’s net loss guidance assumes no changes in fair value of contingent consideration. The Company's non-GAAP net loss (as defined below) is not expected to exceed $0.5 million, to $0.01 per share. The Company expects operating cash flow to be in a range of break even to positive $2 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2024. The Company expects cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash on June 30, 2024, to be no less than $91 million.

    Conference Call Reminder
    In conjunction with this announcement, AMSC management will participate in a conference call with investors beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, May 30, 2024, to discuss the Company’s financial results and business outlook. Those who wish to listen to the live or archived conference call webcast should visit the “Investors” section of the Company’s website at The live call can be accessed by dialing 1-844-481-2802 or 1-412-317- 0675 and asking to join the AMSC call. A replay of the call may be accessed 2 hours following the call by dialing 1-877-344-7529 and using conference passcode 4825680.

    About AMSC (Nasdaq: AMSC)
    AMSC generates the ideas, technologies and solutions that meet the world’s demand for smarter, cleaner … better energy. Through its Gridtec Solutions, AMSC provides the engineering planning services and advanced grid systems that optimize network reliability, efficiency and performance.  Through its Marinetec Solutions, AMSC provides ship protection and is developing propulsion and power management solutions designed to help fleets increase system efficiencies, enhance power quality and boost operational safety.  Through its Windtec Solutions, AMSC provides wind turbine electronic controls and systems, designs and engineering services that reduce the cost of wind energy. The Company’s solutions are enhancing the performance and reliability of power networks, increasing the operational safety of navy fleets, and powering gigawatts of renewable energy globally. Founded in 1987, AMSC is headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts with operations in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. For more information, please visit

    AMSC, American Superconductor, D-VAR, D-VAR VVO, Gridtec, Marintec, Windtec, Neeltran, NEPSI, Smarter, Cleaner … Better Energy and Orchestrate the Rhythm and Harmony of Power on the Grid are trademarks or registered trademarks of American Superconductor Corporation. All other brand names, product names, trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). Any statements in this release regarding our goals and strategies; business diversification and ability to expand into new markets; orders; long-term growth trajectory; market demand, drivers and opportunities for our products; our expected GAAP and non-GAAP financial results for the quarter ending June 30, 2024, our expected cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash balance on June 30, 2024; and other statements containing the words "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "will" and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements represent management's current expectations and are inherently uncertain. There are a number of important factors that could materially impact the value of our common stock or cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These important factors include, but are not limited to: We have a history of operating losses, which may continue in the future. Our operating results may fluctuate significantly from quarter to quarter and may fall below expectations in any particular fiscal quarter; We have a history of negative operating cash flows, and we may require additional financing in the future, which may not be available to us; Our technology and products could infringe intellectual property rights of others, which may require costly litigation and, if we are not successful, could cause us to pay substantial damages and disrupt our business; Changes in exchange rates could adversely affect our results of operations; We may be required to issue performance bonds or provide letters of credit, which restricts our ability to access any cash used as collateral for the bonds or letters of credit; If we fail to maintain proper and effective internal control over financial reporting, our ability to produce accurate and timely financial statements could be impaired and may lead investors and other users to lose confidence in our financial data; We may not realize all of the sales expected from our backlog of orders and contracts; Our contracts with the U.S. government are subject to audit, modification or termination by the U.S. government and include certain other provisions in favor of the government. The continued funding of such contracts remains subject to annual congressional appropriation, which, if not approved, could reduce our revenue and lower or eliminate our profit; Pandemics, epidemics or other public health crises may adversely impact our business, financial condition and results of operations; Changes in U.S. government defense spending could negatively impact our financial position, results of operations, liquidity and overall business; We rely upon third-party suppliers for the components and subassemblies of many of our Grid and Wind products, making us vulnerable to supply shortages and price fluctuations, which could harm our business; Uncertainty surrounding our prospects and financial condition may have an adverse effect on our customer and supplier relationship; Our success is dependent upon attracting and retaining qualified personnel and our inability to do so could significantly damage our business and prospects; A significant portion of our Wind segment revenues are derived from a single customer. If this customers business is negatively affected, it could adversely impact our business; Our success in addressing the wind energy market is dependent on the manufacturers that license our designs; Our business and operations would be adversely impacted in the event of a failure or security breach of our or any critical third parties' information technology infrastructure and networks; We may acquire additional complementary businesses or technologies, which may require us to incur substantial costs for which we may never realize the anticipated benefits; Failure to comply with evolving data privacy and data protection laws and regulations or to otherwise protect personal data, may adversely impact our business and financial results; Many of our revenue opportunities are dependent upon subcontractors and other business collaborators; If we fail to implement our business strategy successfully, our financial performance could be harmed; Problems with product quality or product performance may cause us to incur warranty expenses and may damage our market reputation and prevent us from achieving increased sales and market share; Many of our customers outside of the United States may be either directly or indirectly related to governmental entities, and we could be adversely affected by violations of the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar worldwide anti-bribery laws outside the United States; We have had limited success marketing and selling our superconductor products and system-level solutions, and our failure to more broadly market and sell our products and solutions could lower our revenue and cash flow; We or third parties on whom we depend may be adversely affected by natural disasters, including events resulting from climate change, and our business continuity and disaster recovery plans may not adequately protect us or our value chain from such events; Adverse changes in domestic and global economic conditions could adversely affect our operating results; Our international operations are subject to risks that we do not face in the United States, which could have an adverse effect on our operating results; Our products face competition, which could limit our ability to acquire or retain customers; We have operations in, and depend on sales in, emerging markets, including India, and global conditions could negatively affect our operating results or limit our ability to expand our operations outside of these markets. Changes in Indias political, social, regulatory and economic environment may affect our financial performance; Our success depends upon the commercial adoption of the REG system, which is currently limited, and a widespread commercial market for our products may not develop; Industry consolidation could result in more powerful competitors and fewer customers; The increasing focus on environmental sustainability and social initiatives could increase our costs, and inaction could harm our reputation and adversely impact our financial results; Growth of the wind energy market depends largely on the availability and size of government subsidies, economic incentives and legislative programs designed to support the growth of wind energy: Lower prices for other fuel sources may reduce the demand for wind energy development, which could have a material adverse effect on our ability to grow our Wind business; We may be unable to adequately prevent disclosure of trade secrets and other proprietary information; Our patents may not provide meaningful protection for our technology, which could result in us losing some or all of our market position; There are a number of technological challenges that must be successfully addressed before our superconductor products can gain widespread commercial acceptance, and our inability to address such technological challenges could adversely affect our ability to acquire customers for our products; Third parties have or may acquire patents that cover the materials, processes and technologies we use or may use in the future to manufacture our Amperium products, and our success depends on our ability to license such patents or other proprietary rights; Our common stock has experienced, and may continue to experience, market price and volume fluctuations, which may prevent our stockholders from selling our common stock at a profit and could lead to costly litigation against us that could divert our managements attention; Unfavorable results of legal proceedings could have a material adverse effect on our business, operating results and financial condition; and the other important factors discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" in Part 1. Item 1A of our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2024, and our other reports filed with the SEC. These important factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by forward-looking statements made herein and presented elsewhere by management from time to time. Any such forward-looking statements represent management's estimates as of the date of this press release. While we may elect to update such forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we disclaim any obligation to do so, even if subsequent events cause our views to change. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

    (In thousands, except per share data)

      Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended  
      March 31,     March 31,  
      2024     2023     2024     2023  
    Grid $ 34,211     $ 28,294     $ 122,065     $ 94,631  
    Wind   7,817       3,449       23,574       11,353  
    Total revenues   42,028       31,743       145,639       105,984  
    Cost of revenues   31,598       27,929       110,356       97,463  
    Gross margin   10,430       3,814       35,283       8,521  
    Operating expenses:                              
    Research and development   2,298       1,890       7,991       8,966  
    Selling, general and administrative   7,953       6,616       31,600       28,700  
    Amortization of acquisition related intangibles   538       688       2,152       2,746  
    Change in fair value on contingent consideration   1,870       410       4,922       70  
    Restructuring         1,048       (14 )     1,048  
    Total operating expenses   12,659       10,652       46,651       41,530  
    Operating loss   (2,229 )     (6,838 )     (11,368 )     (33,009 )
    Interest income, net   784       140       1,302       252  
    China dissolution                     (1,921 )
    Other expense, net   (117 )     (100 )     (736 )     (148 )
    Loss before income tax expense   (1,562 )     (6,798 )     (10,802 )     (34,826 )
    Income tax expense   17       72       309       215  
    Net loss $ (1,579 )   $ (6,870 )   $ (11,111 )   $ (35,041 )
    Net loss per common share                              
    Basic $ (0.05 )   $ (0.25 )   $ (0.37 )   $ (1.26 )
    Diluted $ (0.05 )   $ (0.25 )   $ (0.37 )   $ (1.26 )
    Weighted average number of common shares outstanding                              
    Basic   33,139       28,010       29,825       27,848  
    Diluted   33,139       28,010       29,825       27,848  

    (In thousands, except per share data)

      March 31,     March 31,  
      2024     2023  
    Current assets:              
    Cash and cash equivalents $ 90,522     $ 23,360  
    Accounts receivable, net   26,325       30,665  
    Inventory, net   41,857       36,986  
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets   7,295       13,429  
    Restricted cash   468       1,733  
    Total current assets   166,467       106,173  
    Property, plant and equipment, net   10,861       12,309  
    Intangibles, net   6,369       8,527  
    Right-of-use assets   2,557       2,857  
    Goodwill   43,471       43,471  
    Restricted cash   1,290       582  
    Deferred tax assets   1,119       1,114  
    Other assets   637       528  
    Total assets $ 232,771     $ 175,561  
    Current liabilities:              
    Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 24,235     $ 38,383  
    Lease liability, current portion   716       808  
    Debt, current portion   25       75  
    Contingent consideration   3,100       1,270  
    Deferred revenue, current portion   50,732       43,572  
    Total current liabilities   78,808       84,108  
    Deferred revenue, long term portion   7,097       7,188  
    Lease liability, long term portion   1,968       2,184  
    Deferred tax liabilities   300       243  
    Debt, long-term portion         15  
    Other liabilities   27       26  
    Total liabilities   88,200       93,764  
    Stockholders' equity:              
    Common stock, $0.01 par value, 75,000,000 shares authorized; 37,343,812 and 29,937,119 shares issued and 36,946,181 and 29,539,488 shares outstanding at March 31, 2024 and 2023, respectively   373       299  
    Additional paid-in capital   1,212,913       1,139,113  
    Treasury stock, at cost, 397,631 at March 31, 2024 and 2023, respectively   (3,639 )     (3,639 )
    Accumulated other comprehensive loss   1,582       1,571  
    Accumulated deficit   (1,066,658 )     (1,055,547 )
    Total stockholders' equity   144,571       81,797  
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 232,771     $ 175,561  

    (In thousands)

      Year Ended March 31,  
      2024     2023  
    Cash flows from operating activities:              
    Net loss $ (11,111 )   $ (35,041 )
    Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operations:              
    Depreciation and amortization   4,494       5,361  
    Stock-based compensation expense   4,652       4,729  
    Provision for excess and obsolete inventory   1,970       1,467  
    Deferred income taxes   65       24  
    Change in fair value of contingent consideration   4,922       70  
    China Dissolution         1,921  
    Other non-cash items   44       600  
    Unrealized foreign exchange gain on cash and cash equivalents   (2 )     (226 )
    Changes in operating asset and liability accounts:              
    Accounts receivable   4,340       (10,360 )
    Inventory   (6,841 )     (14,796 )
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets   6,313       (5,757 )
    Accounts payable and accrued expenses   (13,825 )     8,660  
    Deferred revenue   7,117       20,863  
    Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   2,138       (22,485 )
    Cash flows from investing activities:              
    Purchases of property, plant and equipment   (934 )     (1,236 )
    Change in other assets   (27 )     (281 )
    Net cash used in investing activities   (961 )     (1,517 )
    Cash flows from financing activities:              
    Repayment of debt   (65 )     (73 )
    Proceeds from public equity offering, net   65,227        
    Proceeds from exercise of ESPP   279       235  
    Net cash provided by financing activities   65,441       162  
    Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   (13 )     29  
    Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   66,605       (23,811 )
    Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of year   25,675       49,486  
    Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of year $ 92,280     $ 25,675  

    (In thousands, except per share data)

      Three Months Ended March 31,     Year Ended March 31,  
      2024     2023     2024     2023  
    Net loss $ (1,579 )   $ (6,870 )   $ (11,111 )   $ (35,041 )
    Stock-based compensation   1,044       1,237       4,652       4,729  
    Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles   538       688       2,158       2,784  
    Change in fair value of contingent consideration   1,870       410       4,922       70  
    China dissolution                     1,921  
    ERC tax benefit         (3,283 )           (3,283 )
    Non-GAAP net income (loss)   1,873       (7,818 )     621       (28,820 )
    Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share - basic $ 0.06     $ (0.28 )   $ 0.02     $ (1.03 )
    Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share - diluted $ 0.05     $ (0.28 )   $ 0.02     $ (1.03 )
    Weighted average shares outstanding - basic   33,139       28,010       29,825       27,848  
    Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted   34,447       28,010       30,909       27,848  

    Reconciliation of Forecast GAAP Net Loss to Non-GAAP Net Income
    (In millions, except per share data)

      Three months ending  
      June 30, 2024  
    Net loss $ (2.2 )
    Stock-based compensation   1.3  
    Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles   0.4  
    Non-GAAP net income $ (0.5 )
    Non-GAAP net income per share $ (0.01 )
    Shares outstanding   36.0  

    Note: Non-GAAP net loss is defined by the Company as net loss before; stock-based compensation; amortization of acquisition-related intangibles; changes in fair value of contingent consideration; China dissolution; ERC tax benefit; other non-cash or unusual charges, and the tax effect of adjustments calculated at the relevant rate for our non-GAAP metric. The Company believes non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share assist management and investors in comparing the Company’s performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding these non-cash, non-recurring or other charges that it does not believe are indicative of its core operating performance. Actual GAAP and non-GAAP net income (loss) and net income (loss) per share for the fiscal quarter ending June 30, 2024, including the above adjustments, may differ materially from those forecasted in the table above, including as a result of changes in the fair value of contingent consideration.

    Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company's performance, financial position or cash flow that either excludes or includes amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP measures included in this release, however, should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for or superior to, operating income or other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP net loss is set forth in the table above. Non-GAAP net loss per share is defined as non-GAAP net loss divided by shares outstanding.

    AMSC Contacts
    Investor Relations Contact:
    LHA Investor Relations
    Carolyn Cappaccio
    (212) 838-3777

    AMSC Senior Communications Manager:
    Nicol Golez
    Phone: 978-399-8344

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