Satcon Technology Corporation® (NASDAQ CM:SATC), a leading provider of utility scale power conversion solutions for the renewable energy market, today provided a business update and certain preliminary unaudited financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2012.
Based on preliminary financial data and subject to the final closing of the company’s books, Satcon expects first-quarter 2012 revenue will be between $22 million and $25 million, in line with its previously announced guidance of $22 million to $28 million. Bookings for the first quarter were approximately $45 million, an increase of approximately 130% from the fourth quarter of 2011 and 27% from the first quarter of 2011. In addition, the quarter was the company’s most successful bookings period in four quarters, with a book-to-bill ratio of 1.9:1.
“The strategic measures that Satcon has implemented throughout the quarter continue to position the company for both improved financial performance and increased market share in the world’s highest growth solar markets,” said Steve Rhoades, Satcon’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Bookings in the first quarter of 2012 demonstrate the strong demand for our industry leading solutions. We made significant progress in improving our balance sheet, reducing our working capital while paying down a significant portion of our short- and long-term debt. These actions have strengthened our cash flow position and have provided sufficient liquidity to meet our obligations and pursue our long-term growth strategy. The commercial success we have achieved in the quarter, along with the significant progress the company has made since the implementation of our strategic organizational alignment over the past six months, lay the foundation for profitable growth going forward.”
About SatconSatcon Technology Corporation is a leading provider of utility-grade power conversion solutions for the renewable energy market, enabling the industry's most advanced, reliable and proven clean energy alternatives. For more than ten years, Satcon has designed and delivered advanced power conversion products that enable large-scale producers of renewable energy to convert the clean energy they produce into grid-connected efficient and reliable power. To learn more about Satcon, please visit http://www.Satcon.com. Safe Harbor Statements made in this document that are not historical facts or which apply prospectively, including those relating to preliminary Q1 2012 financial results, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are identified by the use of terms and phrases such as "will," "intends," "believes," "expects," "plans," "anticipates" and similar expressions. Investors should not rely on forward looking statements because they are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the company's expectation. Additional information concerning risk factors is contained from time to time in the company's SEC filings, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the SEC. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date of this release. Subsequent events or circumstances occurring after such date may render these statements incomplete or out of date. The company expressly disclaims any obligation to update the information contained in this release.