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BioHiTech Global Reports Second Quarter 2019 and Provides Business Update
[August 14, 2019]

BioHiTech Global Reports Second Quarter 2019 and Provides Business Update


CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., Aug. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BioHiTech Global, Inc. ("BioHiTech" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: BHTG), a technology and services company that provides cost-effective and sustainable waste management solutions, reported financial results for the second quarter of 2019 ended June 30, 2019. 

BioHiTech Global, Inc. (PRNewsfoto/BioHiTech Global, Inc.)

Company Highlights

Began Revenue Generating Operations at the Nation's First HEBioT Resource Recovery Facility – The facility, located in Martinsburg, West Virginia (the "Martinsburg Facility"), entered the commissioning stage early in April where each phase of the HEBioT process was tested and optimized throughout the quarter.  Towards the end of the quarter, the Martinsburg Facility began producing solid recovered fuel ("SRF") that underwent a series of internal and independent laboratory testing to verify its specifications for our end-customers.   While this process took longer than anticipated and resulted in a slower ramp in revenue than initially expected, revenue at the Martinsburg facility has progressively increased each month and the Company has begun daily deliveries of SRF to customers.  The Company expects to reach planned production levels by the end of the third quarter and continues to expect the Martinsburg Facility to generate $7 million of high margin revenue on an annual basis by processing up to 110,000 tons of municipal solid waste while diverting as much as 80% of that waste from landfills.  The 56,000-square foot Facility is completely enclosed and fully automated with no waste being exposed to the outside environment and no workers in direct contact to the waste processing. The Company's EPA recognized SRF can be used as a partial replacement for coal in various industrial applications.

Received Initial Multi-Unit Order for Its New Sapling Food Waste Digester from a Regional Grocery Chain in the Northeast US  The initial multi-unit product order for its new BioHiTech Sapling® food waste digester was received from a regional grocery chain operating 19 locations in three Northeastern states. The Sapling Digester is a larger capacity addition to BioHiTech's line of Revolution Series™ Digesters. The Revolution Series of Digesters provide a cost-effective, regulatory-compliant solution that safely disposes food waste on-site, eliminating the costs and CO2 emissions associated with traditional waste hauling while reducing pest-related issues typically associated with food waste storage.  The Company has begun delivery of these units in the third quarter of 2019.

Completed an Oversubscribed Offering of Series D Preferred Stock Convertible into Common Stock at a Fixed Price of $3.50 Per Share  The Company raised $1,885,000 in an offering of units during the first and second quarter consisting of Series D Preferred Shares and warrants to purchase stock at a fixed price of $3.50. The Series D Preferred Shares pay a dividend of 9% and also have an alternative dividend provision based upon the cash flow distributed to the parent from the operations of the next HEBioT facility constructed by the Company. The Company is using the proceeds from this offering for general working capital purposes.

Completed the Sale of Its 2.2% Stake in Gold Medal Equity for $2.25 million and Increased Its Ownership Stake in the Martinsburg Facility to 51.7% – The sale of its 2.2% equity interest back to Gold Medal Equity LLC ("Gold Medal") in July of 2019 enables the Company to focus its financial resources on the rollout of its waste disposal technologies, including its HEBioT development rights.  The Company invested $2 million of the proceeds from that sale into the Martinsburg Facility through its majority owned HEBioT development subsidiary ("HEBioT Subsidiary") to increase its ownership interest in the Martinsburg Facility to approximately 86% at the subsidiary level and 52% at the corporate level.  The Company will continue to provide Gold Medal, its partner in the HEBioT Subsidiary, with management oversight of its growing waste management services business in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US.

"We reached a number of important milestones in the second quarter that will have a positive impact on our Company for years to come.  First, we began the commissioning stage in Martinsburg and began to generate revenue as we completed the testing and optimizing of every aspect of its operations," stated Frank E. Celli, CEO of BioHiTech Global.  "We also completed the successful testing of our SRF which has met the necessary specifications to enable us to have commenced daily delivery to our customers.  While this process took several months longer than anticipated, we have been increasing utilization at the facility each month and expect to be at planned operating levels by the end of the third quarter.  This facility will drive significant high margin revenue that will build significantly in the second half of the year.  Commencing operations at the Martinsburg Facility has generated significant interest from other municipalities, the waste industry and businesses seeking to achieve sustainability goals.  We are engaged in active discussions with several interested parties to expand our pipeline of potential projects.  We remain confident in our ability to bring at least one to two facilities into production beginning in 2021 and look forward to making further progress on our next planned facility in New York State in the coming months."

Mr. Celli continued, "We also continue to build momentum in our digester business as our overall base of rental units deployed and rental revenue increased by more than 31%.  Margins from this business have increased significantly as our Revolution Series Digesters, with smart technology, require less maintenance and service calls. We received the first multi-unit order for our new Sapling Digester and our pipeline of potential multiple unit opportunities in the 20 to 100 plus unit range continues to expand.  The sales cycles for these larger opportunities have been significantly longer than anticipated, however, we are confident that we will begin to see our efforts result in higher levels of deployment in the second half of 2019 and a steeper ramp in 2020. As we move through this year, we expect to see sequential increases in revenue as our Martinsburg Facility reaches planned operating levels and our digester deployments increase in the coming quarters.  We are excited about the interest we are seeing from potential customers and partners and are confident that our sustainable technologies will be a driving force in reducing the environmental impact of the waste management industry."

Financial Highlights for Q2 2019  

Revenues: Total revenue in the second quarter of 2019 was $1,051,000, an increase of 15.6% from $909,000 in the second quarter of 2018. While recurring revenue derived from rental, service and maintenance decreased 2.1% to $448,000, rental revenue increased by 31.9% or $84,000 in the quarter, due to a 31.8% increase in units under rental contract.  The increase in rental revenue was offset by a decrease in service and maintenance revenue largely due to the efficiency of its Revolution Series Digesters requiring less onsite servicing, and a reduction in one-time consulting services.  Rental, service and maintenance revenue accounted for 43% of revenue in the quarter compared to 50% in the second quarter of 2018. Revenue from HEBioT operations was $277,000 or 26% of total revenue, reflecting the initiation and commissioning of the Martinsburg Facility for which the Company acquired a controlling interest in December of 2018. Revenue from management advisory fees related to its management services contract with Gold Medal remained consistent at approximately $250,000 and represented 24% of total revenue compared to 28% of total revenue in the second quarter of 2018.  The Company recorded $75,000 in digester equipment revenue in the second quarter of 2019 compared to $200,000 in the second quarter of 2018.  The Company has recently seen an increase in direct sales interest from several large prospective customers and while the Company continues to focus on the rental market, an increase in direct sales of units is expected in the second half of 2019.

Operating Expenses: Operating expenses in the second quarter of 2019 increased by 39.1% to $2.97 million compared to $2.14 million in the second quarter of 2018.  The increase in expenses was mainly a result of a $495,000 increase in depreciation expenses and $490,000 in HEBioT expenses associated with the start-up of the Martinsburg facility, partially offset by a $100,000 decrease in digester rental service and maintenance expense, and a $70,000 decrease in digester sales expense.  The 43.9% decrease in expenses related to the recurring digester business is primarily due to improved economies of scale resulting from the increase in the number of units under rental, lower recurring maintenance costs associated with the Revolution Series of digesters as well as lower levels of non-rental service and parts revenues (and resulting expenses). The contribution before depreciation from rental, service and maintenance activities increased by $90,000, or 39.2% from $230,000 in the second quarter of 2018 to $321,000 in the second quarter of 2019, resulting in a contribution margin on related sales of 71.4% in the second quarter of 2019, as compared to 50.2% in the second quarter of 2018. Excluding the new HEBioT related expenses, selling, general and administrative and professional fee expenses decreased by $267,000 or 15.8% compared to the second quarter of 2018.

Loss from Operations:  The Company recorded an operating loss of $(1.9) million in the second quarter of 2019 compared to an operating loss of $(1.2) million in the second quarter of 2018. The Company recorded a net loss of $(2.9) million in the second quarter of 2019 compared to $(5.5) million in the second quarter of 2018, inclusive of $3.5 million in interest expense incurred in warrant valuation and conversions.  Net loss per share in the second quarter of 2019 was $(0.15) on 14.9 million weighted average shares outstanding compared to a net loss of $(0.40) per share on 14.2 million weighted average shares outstanding. 

Select Balance Sheet Items: The Company had unrestricted cash of $1.7 million with shareholder equity of $8.8 million as of June 30, 2019 compared to unrestricted cash of $2.4 million and shareholder equity of $10.0 million as of December 31, 2018

"We are pleased to have begun revenue generating operations at our HEBioT facility in Martinsburg and are excited about the high margin revenue we expect to generate as the facility reaches planned capacity in the second half of this year," said Brian C. Essman, CFO of BioHiTech Global.  "While second quarter revenue from our digester leasing business was relatively flat, the growth in recurring rental revenue was strong and the decline in costs resulted in a 71.4% contribution margin for that revenue.  As we move through the upcoming quarters we expect increases in revenue from our HEBioT business to accelerate and our sales efforts with larger digester opportunities to begin to increase the growth trajectory of this business.  Nevertheless, with the commissioning process taking several months longer than expected, and the longer digester sales cycles associated with larger orders, we now see full year 2019 revenue exceeding $7 million, up from $3.4 million in 2018.

Conference Call Information

BioHitech will host a conference call Thursday, August 15th, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss these results and business outlook.  The conference call information is as follows:

  • Direct Dial-in number for US/Canada/International: (201) 689-8562
  • Toll Free Dial-in number for US/Canada: (877) 407-0789
  • Participants will ask for the BioHiTech Global Q2 2019 Financial Results Call

This call is being webcast and can be accessed at
http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=135828

The call will also be available for replay by accessing
http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=135828.

About BioHiTech Global
BioHiTech Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: BHTG), is changing the way we think about managing waste.  Our cost-effective technology solutions include the patented processing of municipal solid waste into a valuable renewable fuel, biological disposal of food waste on-site, and proprietary real-time data analytics tools to reduce food waste generation. Our unique solutions enable businesses and municipalities of all sizes to lower disposal costs while having a positive impact on the environment.  When used individually or in combination, our solutions lower the carbon footprint associated with waste transportation and can reduce or virtually eliminate landfill usage. For more information, please visit www.biohitech.com.

Forward Looking Statements
Statements in this press release contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Without limiting the foregoing, words such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "explore," "evaluate," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "seek," "should," or "will," or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's control. These statements are also based on many assumptions and estimates and are not guarantees of future performance. These statements are estimates, based on information available to management as of the date of this release, and is subject to further changes. These statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of BioHiTech Global, Inc. to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. BioHiTech Global, Inc. assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Further, the Company has only recently begun operations at its HEBioT Facility and there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to meet the projections contained in this release. Our actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation those set forth as "Risk Factors" in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). There may be other factors not mentioned above or included in the BioHiTech's SEC filings that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statement. BioHiTech Global, Inc. assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or developments, except as required by securities laws.

Company Contact:
BioHiTech Global, Inc.
Richard Galterio
Executive Vice President
Direct: 845.367.0603
rgalterio@biohitech.com
www.biohitech.com

 





BioHiTech Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss (Unaudited)




Three Months Ended June 30,



Six Months Ended June 30,




2019



2018



2019



2018


Revenue

















HEBioT


$

277,041




-



$

277,041




-


Rental, service and maintenance



448,937



$

458,843




936,638



$

899,336


Equipment sales



75,234




199,638




75,234




265,488


Management advisory and other fees



250,000




250,656




500,000




390,039


Total revenue



1,051,212




909,137




1,788,913




1,554,863


Operating expenses

















HEBioT processing



493,546




-




493,546




-


Rental, service and maintenance



128,311




228,515




331,514




465,411


Equipment sales



38,726




108,846




38,726




149,421


Selling, general and administrative



1,433,451




1,518,324




3,379,857




2,811,452


Professional fees



272,873




169,154




652,829




456,016


Depreciation and amortization



609,973




115,366




739,412




231,120


Total operating expenses



2,976,880




2,140,205




5,635,884




4,113,420


Loss from operations



(1,925,668)




(1,231,068)




(3,846,971)




(2,558,557)


Other expenses

















Equity loss in affiliate



-




147,077




-




192,490


Interest expense



962,004




611,801




1,301,868




1,166,077


Interest expense incurred in warrant valuation and
conversions



-




3,506,027




-




6,799,640


Total other expenses



962,004




4,264,905




1,301,868




8,158,207


Net loss



(2,887,672)




(5,495,973)




(5,148,839)




(10,716,764)


Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests



(819,031)




-




(1,130,732)




-


Net loss attributable to Parent



(2,068,641)




(5,495,973)




(4,018,107)




(10,716,764)


Other comprehensive income

















Foreign currency translation adjustment



3,944




57,362




5,197




23,920


Comprehensive loss


$

(2,064,697)



$

(5,438,611)



$

(4,012,910)



$

(10,692,844)



















Net loss attributable to Parent


$

(2,068,641)



$

(5,495,973)



$

(4,018,107)



$

(10,716,764)


Less – preferred stock dividends



(164,308)




(144,137)




(292,227)




(235,176)


Net loss – common shareholders



(2,232,949)




(5,640,110)




(4,310,334)




(10,951,940)


Net loss per common share - basic and diluted


$

(0.15)



$

(0.40)



$

(0.29)



$

(0.87)


Weighted average number of common shares
outstanding - basic and diluted



14,927,846




14,216,404




14,872,597




12,578,344



 

 

BioHiTech Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets




June 30,



December 31,




2019



2018




(Unaudited)





Assets









Current Assets









Cash


$

1,654,672



$

2,410,709


Restricted cash



2,148,163




4,195,148


Accounts receivable, net



764,637




403,298


Inventory



508,792




499,848


Prepaid expenses and other current assets



240,743




66,425


Total Current Assets



5,317,007




7,575,428


Restricted cash



2,546,037




2,520,523


Equipment on operating leases, net



1,632,489




1,748,887


Equipment, fixtures and vehicles, net



39,205




49,028


HEBioT facility, net



36,809,730




33,104,007


Operating lease right of use assets



996,271




-


Intangible assets, net



50,499




83,933


Investment in unconsolidated affiliates



1,687,383




1,687,383


MBT facility development and license costs



8,057,522




8,475,408


Goodwill



58,000




58,000


Other assets



13,500




13,500


Total Assets


$

57,207,643



$

55,316,097


 

 

BioHiTech Global, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, continued:




June 30,



December 31,




2019



2018




(Unaudited)





Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity









Current Liabilities:









Line of credit, net of financing costs of $23,165 and $30,670 as of June 30, 2019 and
December 31, 2018, respectively


$

1,476,835



$

1,469,330


Advance from related party



210,000




-


Accounts payable



5,091,228




1,310,998


Accrued interest payable



1,122,230




959,927


Accrued expenses and liabilities



985,275




3,354,124


Deferred revenue



105,374




98,596


Customer deposits



19,822




7,683


Note Payable



100,000




-


Current portion of WV EDA Senior Secured Bonds payable



1,390,000




-


Long-term debt, current portion



7,111




9,165


Total Current Liabilities



10,507,875




7,209,823


Note payable



-




100,000


Junior note due to related party, net of unamortized discounts of $107,560 and
$118,266 as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively



936,917




926,211


Accrued interest



1,460,083




1,305,251


WV EDA Senior Secured Bonds payable, net of financing costs of $1,902,288 and
$1,914,098 as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively



29,707,712




31,085,902


Senior Secured Note, net of financing costs of $137,092 and $160,017
and unamortized discounts of $859,986 and $988,678, as of June 30, 2019 and
December 31, 2018, respectively



4,002,922




3,851,305


Non-current lease liabilities



1,012,808




-


Long-term debt, net of current portion



10,310




12,806


Total Liabilities



47,638,627




44,491,298


Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock, 333,401 shares designated and
issued, and 163,312 outstanding as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018



816,553




816,553


Commitments and Contingencies



-




-


Stockholders' Equity









Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; 3,179,120 and
3,159,120 designated as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, 1,922,603 issued
and 874,181 outstanding as of June 30, 2019 and 1,903,753 issued and 1,155,333
outstanding as of December 31, 2018:









Series B Convertible preferred stock, 1,111,200 shares designated: 428,333 shares
issued, no shares outstanding as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018



-




-


Series C Convertible preferred stock, 1,000,000 shares designated, 427,500 shares
issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018



3,050,142




3,050,142


Series D Convertible preferred stock, 20,000 shares designated: 18,850 shares
issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2019 and no shares issued and outstanding as
of December 31, 2018



1,520,262




-


Series E Convertible preferred stock, 714,519 shares designated: 714,519 shares
issued, 264,519 and 564,519 outstanding as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018



698,330




1,490,330


Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 15,207,956 and
14,802,956 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2019 and December 31,
2018, respectively



1,521




1,480


Additional paid in capital



45,249,263




43,452,963


Accumulated deficit



(48,649,236)




(44,594,385)


Accumulated other comprehensive income



10,218




5,021


Stockholders' equity attributable to Parent



1,880,500




3,405,551


Stockholders' equity attributable to non-controlling interests



6,871,963




6,602,695


Total Stockholders' Equity



8,752,463




10,008,246


Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity


$

57,207,643



$

55,316,097


 

 



Six Months Ended
June 30,




2019



2018


Cash flows used in operating activities:









Net loss


$

(5,148,839)



$

(10,716,764)


Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operations:









Depreciation and amortization



739,412




231,120


Provision for bad debts



30,000




21,355


Share based employee compensation



531,603




154,913


Interest resulting from amortization of financing costs and discounts



221,078




911,456


Equity loss in affiliate



-




192,490


Interest resulting from warrants valued upon conversion of host debt instruments



-




6,424,970


Loss resulting from abandonment of MBT site



346,654




-


Changes in operating assets and liabilities



1,261,037




(969,679)


Net cash used in operating activities



(2,019,055)




(3,750,139)











Cash flows used in investing activities:









Construction in-progress and purchases of equipment, fixtures and vehicles



(4,164,592)




(6,059)


MBT facility development costs incurred



(26,269)




(233,413)


MBT facility development costs refunded



66,000




-


Net cash used in investing activities



(4,124,861)




(239,472)











Cash flows from financing activities:









Proceeds from issuance of senior secured credit facility and common stock



-




5,000,000


Repayment of line of credit facility



-




(2,463,736)


Proceeds from new line of credit facility



-




1,000,000


Proceeds from the sale of Series D convertible preferred stock units



1,787,500




-


Financing costs incurred



(43,941)




(237,187)


Repayments of long-term debt



(4,549)




(4,402)


Proceeds from the subscription of Series B convertible preferred stock and warrants



-




1,125,000


Affiliate investment in subsidiary



1,400,000




-


Redemption of Series A preferred stock



-




(317,000)


Advance from related party



210,000




-


Net cash provided by financing activities



3,349,010




4,102,675


Effect of exchange rate on cash



17,398




38,852


Net change in cash (restricted and unrestricted)



(2,777,508)




151,916


Cash - beginning of period (restricted and unrestricted)



9,126,380




901,112


Cash - end of period (restricted and unrestricted)


$

6,348,872



$

1,053,028


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