Orion Energy Systems, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Results

Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: OESX), a leading power technology enterprise, announced today financial results for its fiscal 2013 first quarter.

Neal Verfuerth, Chief Executive Officer of Orion commented, “Given our recent release of the InteLite® integrated system, which addresses the market for both LED and fluorescent full-range dimming technologies, the quarter is consistent with our expectations for our year-to-date progress. Our value proposition continues to be validated by customer adoption. Furthermore, the higher average selling price of this product presents numerous growth opportunities well into the future.”

First Quarter of Fiscal 2013

For the first quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company reported revenues of $15.3 million, a 16% decrease compared to $18.2 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2012.

For the first quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company reported a net loss of $1.9 million, or $(0.09) per share. For the first quarter of fiscal 2012, the Company’s net loss was $0.8 million, or $(0.03) per share.

Total order backlog as of June 30, 2012 was $50.5 million. The Company currently expects approximately $25.4 million of the existing backlog to be recognized as revenue during the remainder of fiscal 2013.

Cash, Debt and Liquidity Position

Orion had $19.0 million in cash and cash equivalents and $1.0 million in short-term investments as of June 30, 2012, compared to $23.0 million and $1.0 million, respectively, at March 31, 2012. The reduction in cash during the quarter was primarily due to $2.5 million used to repurchase common shares, $1.0 million for capital expenditures and $0.7 million for the repayment of debt. Total short and long-term debt was $8.8 million as of June 30, 2012, compared to $9.5 million as of March 31, 2012. There were no borrowings outstanding under the Company’s revolving credit facility as of June 30, 2012, which has an availability of $13.3 million.

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