Capstone Turbine's CEO Discusses Q3 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Capstone Turbine (CPST)

Q3 2012 Earnings Call

February 09, 2012 4:45 pm ET


Jayme L. Brooks - Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President of Finance

Darren R. Jamison - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Edward I. Reich - Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Secretary

Mark G. Gilbreth - Chief Technology officer and Executive Vice President of Operations


Sanjay Shrestha - Lazard Capital Markets LLC, Research Division

Shawn M. Severson - JMP Securities LLC, Research Division

Ajay Kejriwal - FBR Capital Markets & Co., Research Division

Matthew Ewing

Walter Nasdeo - Ardour Capital Investments, LLC, Research Division



Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Capstone Turbine Corporation Earnings Conference Call for Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results Ended December 31, 2011. My name is Stacy, and I will be your conference moderator for today. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded for replay purposes.

During today's call Capstone management will be referencing slides that can be located at under the Investor Relations section. At this time, I would like to turn the presentation over to Ms. Jayme Brooks, Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Please proceed.

Jayme L. Brooks

Thank you. Good afternoon, and welcome to Capstone Turbine Corporation's conference call for the third quarter ended December 31, 2011. I am Jayme Brooks, your contact for today's conference call. Capstone filed its quarterly report on Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission today, February 9, 2012. If you do not have access to this document and would like one, please contact Investor Relations via telephone at (818) 407-3628 or email Or you can view all of our public filings on the SEC website at or on our website at

During the course of this conference call, management may make projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or financial performance of the company within the meaning of the Safe Harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, future financial performance in attaining profitability; the ability to continue to reduce cost and improve inventory turns and contribution margins; the ability to reduce cash usage; higher average selling prices; our ability to collect outstanding receivables; continued growth in current markets; the continued availability of a line of credit; our ability to raise funds through warrant exercises; the success of the C200 and C1000 products; new products and technologies; compliance with certain government regulations and increased government awareness and spending of our products; growing market share and market adoption of our products; new applications for our products; growth in the energy efficiency, renewable energy, oil and gas, critical power supply and mobile product markets; revenue growth and increased sales volumes; our success in key market segments; our ability to enter into new relationships with channel partners and distributors and other third-parties; the energy efficiency, reliability and low cost of ownership of our products; and the expansion of production capacity, manufacturing efficiency and improved relationships with suppliers.

These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties including the following: our expectations about expansion into key markets may not be realized; certain strategic business initiatives and relationships may not be sustained and may not lead to increased sales; we may not be able to continue to reduce our manufacturing costs; the growth in our backlog has significantly exceeded our internal forecast. In order to meet this increased demand, we may need to raise additional funds to meet our anticipated cash needs for working capital and capital expenditures; the current economy can make it difficult or impossible for us to raise necessary funds and for our customers to buy our products; we may not be able to utilize our line of credit, for example, as the result of a failure to meet a financial covenant; we may not be able to expand production capacity to meet demand for our products; we may not be able to obtain sufficient materials at reasonable prices; if we fail to meet all applicable NASDAQ global market requirements and NASDAQ determines to delist our common stock, the delisting could adversely affect the market liquidity of our common stock, impairing the value of your investment and adversely affect our ability to raise needed funds; we have substantial accounts receivable, and increased bad debt expense or delays in collecting accounts receivable could have a material adverse effect on our cash flows and results of operations; our release of new products may be delayed or new products may not perform as we expect; we may be unable to increase our sales and sustain or increase our profitability in the future; we may not be able to obtain or maintain customer, distributor and other relationships that are expected to result in an increase in volume and revenue; we may not be able to comply with all applicable government regulations; we may not be able to retain or develop distributors in our targeted markets, in which case our sales would not increase as expected; we may not be able to successfully integrate the acquired Calnetix assets and achieve productive relationships with its distributors; and, if we do not effectively implement our sales, marketing, service and product enhancement plans, our sales will not grow and therefore we may not generate the net revenue we anticipate.

These are among many factors which may cause Capstone's actual results to be materially different from future results predicted or implied in such statements. We refer you to the company's Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a description of these and other risk factors. Because of the risks and uncertainties, Capstone cautions you not to place undue reliance on these statements, which speak only as of today. We undertake no obligation and specifically disclaim any obligation to release any revision to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this conference call or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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