Net loss was $31.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2010 compared to $20.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2009. Basic and diluted net loss per share was $0.12 in the second quarter of 2010 compared to $0.11 in the second quarter of 2009. Weighted basic and diluted shares outstanding were 131.8 million and 136.0 million in the second quarter of 2010 compared to 113.8 million and 113.9 million in the second quarter of 2009.
* Ener1 will be supplying battery packs to Hyundai Heavy Industries for EV bus systems
* Ener1 entered into a supply agreement with Toro, to supply complete turnkey solutions
Second quarter highlights also include:
* June 17, Ener1 signed a memorandum of understanding with the Federal Grid Company of Russia to develop energy storage systems
* June 1, Ener1 received $65 million from its principal shareholder, Ener1 Group
* May 27, Ener1 agreed to joint-ventures with Wanxiang, the largest auto parts supplier to the Chinese car industry; deal expected to close end of September, 2010
* Automotive production battery pack shipments to THINK began with second quarter sales totaling $3.4 million; Ener1 currently shipping 100 packs a month
* Small cell commercial battery business improved as sales increased $3.8 million over the prior year’s quarter
* Year-to-date equipment expenditures were $54.6 million including $38.4 million in the second quarter
* Ener1 received $24.5 million in grant proceeds from the US Department of Energy related to US plant expansion efforts
"This quarter was characterized by solid execution," commented Ener1 Chairman and CEO Charles Gassenheimer. "Ener1 announced two customers in both the heavy-duty and industrial segments, and two strategic partnerships with game-changing revenue potential in transportation and grid energy storage. Ener1 also made considerable headway in ramping its manufacturing facilities in the US and Korea, and continued to ship commercial product to its launch customers in Europe."
"The revenue from these launch customers provides visibility through phase one of Ener1’s manufacturing ramp to 11,000 EV packs, or 260 MWh," continued Gassenheimer. "This learning curve is essential in driving scale, reducing manufacturing costs and leveraging R&D spend by selling into new market opportunities."
"Ener1’s credibility in the industry continues to attract high profile new customers and strategic partners," said Gassenheimer. "With cell capacity and commercial-ready product a scarce resource, Ener1 is focusing on programs where it can maximize the return on its capital investment. Ener1 is more aggressively pursuing higher margin opportunities in light-duty fleets, heavy-duty buses, military and grid energy storage ? target markets where we believe Ener1 also has an edge, either with proprietary cell and systems technology or working alongside strategic partners THINK and Wanxiang."
"This past quarter Ener1 has made several new hires in key positions," said Gassenheimer. Bruce Curtis joins the company from First Solar, identifying a unique technology platform in Ener1 to address the global market opportunity for grid storage. Given the urgent need for large-scale energy storage solutions in emerging economies around the world, Ener1 believes this could rapidly become a large contributor to the business in the immediate timeframe."
Management will host a conference call this evening at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time to discuss the second quarter results and the company’s financial position and discuss important company announcements. To participate in the audio call, please dial 888.713.4216 from within the United States, or 617.213.4868 from outside the United States. The participant pass code is 22918250.
Ener1 develops and manufactures compact, high performance lithium-ion batteries to power the next generation of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles. The publicly traded company (NASDAQ: HEV) is led by an experienced team of engineers and energy system experts at its EnerDel subsidiary located in Indiana. In addition to the automobile market, applications for Ener1 lithium-ion battery technology include the military, grid storage and other growing markets. Ener1 also develops commercial fuel cell products through its EnerFuel subsidiary and nanotechnology-based materials and manufacturing processes for batteries and other applications through its NanoEner subsidiary.