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FuelCell Energy Reports Third Quarter Results And Business Highlights

Stocks in this article: FCEL

  • Record quarterly revenue of $54 million
  • Record gross margin
  • Marketing agreement with NRG Energy, including power purchase agreement model
  • Construction of multi-megawatt fuel cell parks on track in Connecticut and South Korea

DANBURY, Conn., Sept. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:FCEL), a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, today reported results for its third quarter ended July 31, 2013 along with an update on key business highlights.

Financial Results

FuelCell Energy (the Company) reported total revenues for the third quarter of 2013 of $53.7 million compared to $29.7 million for the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 81 percent.

Product sales for the third quarter of 2013 totaled $45.4 million including $39.4 million of power plant revenue and fuel cell kit sales, and $6.0 million of power plant component sales and installation services. For the comparable prior year period, product sales totaled $21.0 million including $17.8 million of power plant revenues and fuel cell kit sales and $3.2 million of power plant component sales and installation services.

Service and license revenues for the third quarter of 2013 totaled $3.7 million compared to $6.5 million for the comparable prior year period. Service revenue from scheduled module exchanges is recognized at the time of the module exchange whereas the remaining portion of service revenue from long term service agreements is recognized ratably over the life of the service contract. Service revenue declined year-over-year as there were no scheduled module exchanges under long term service agreements in the third quarter of 2013 compared to approximately $3.0 million of service revenue recognized in third quarter of 2012 from module exchange actions. Service revenue is expected to trend higher in subsequent quarters along with the growing installed base, including for example, service revenue for the Bridgeport fuel cell park that is expected to begin being recognized in calendar year 2013 once the park is commissioned.

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