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Satcon® Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results

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Satcon® Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results

Satcon® Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Satcon Technology Corporation® (NASDAQ CM:SATC), a leading provider of utility scale power conversion solutions for the renewable energy market, today announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011.

“We continue to see increasing demand for our utility scale PV inverter solutions in North America and Asia”

                              Three Months Ended    
(in millions except margin data)

March 31,
2011

   

March 31,
2010

% Change
   
Revenue $ 62.0 $ 14.7 321 %
Gross Margin 24 % 14 %
Operating Income (Loss) ($1.5 ) ($7.1 ) 79 %

Revenue for the first quarter of 2011 was $62.0 million, an increase of 321% over the same period last year. North America continued to be the company’s strongest performing region, representing 76% of total sales. Asia contributed 22% of sales, while Europe represented 2%. During the first quarter, the company shipped 276.5 MWs of its industry-leading PowerGate® Plus, Prism®, and Solstice® solutions. Satcon's utility scale solutions, of 250kW and above, continued to be the company’s strongest performing offering, shipping over 240 MW, and representing 87% of total units shipped in the quarter.

“Our performance in the first quarter of 2011 reflected continued demand for our utility scale solar PV systems in both North America and Asia, where Satcon continues to be the market leader,” said Steve Rhoades, Satcon’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “At the same time, our European business was weaker than we expected due to the uncertainty around government policies for renewable energy in several European countries.”

Bookings for the first quarter of 2011 totaled $35.5 million. This represents 132 MW of orders for Satcon’s solutions, with 77% of that demand coming from North America, 20% from Asia Pacific and 3% from Europe.

At March 31, 2011, the company's backlog, which consists of purchase orders from its customers, was $72.2 million. Backlog from North America represented 78.5% of orders to be delivered. Asia contributed 14.7%, while Europe contributed 6.8%.

“We continue to see increasing demand for our utility scale PV inverter solutions in North America and Asia,” said Rhoades. “For the second quarter of 2011 we believe the markets in North America and Asia will remain strong and that Germany and Italy will define their long-term FIT strategies. We expect Q2 revenue to be in the range of $50 to $60 million."

Conference Call Reminder

The company will hold a conference call to review its financial results and business highlights today, April 27, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. ET. During the conference call, the company may answer questions concerning business and financial developments and trends, and other business and financial matters. The company’s responses to these questions, as well as other matters discussed during the conference call, may contain or constitute information that has not been previously disclosed.

The conference call will be webcast live over the Internet and can be accessed on the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at http://investor.satcon.com. The conference call also can be accessed by dialing (877) 407-8289 (U.S. and Canada) or (201) 689-8341 (International). Interested parties that are unable to listen to the live call may access an archived version of the webcast on Satcon’s website.

About Satcon

Satcon 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 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.

SATCON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
       
March 31, December 31,
ASSETS 2011 2010
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 33,619,823 $ 30,094,162

Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $1,105,225 and $974,887 at March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010,
respectively

69,399,723 73,713,308
Unbilled contract costs and fees 174,342 174,342
Inventory 72,870,272 40,542,893
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   4,941,148     4,254,246  
 
Total current assets 181,005,308 148,778,951
Property and equipment, net 8,641,376 7,284,285
Other long-term assets   217,744      
 
Total assets $ 189,864,428   $ 156,063,236  
 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Line of credit
$ 30,000,000 $ 15,000,000

Note payable, current portion, net of discount of $406,594 and $434,247 at March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010,
respectively

3,144,289 2,107,473

Accounts payable

56,499,894 45,060,537
Accrued payroll and payroll related expenses 3,999,279 4,476,685
Other accrued expenses 7,604,804 6,824,388
Accrued restructuring costs 49,203
Deferred revenue   9,967,874     8,099,852  
Total current liabilities 111,216,140 81,618,138
 
Warrant liabilities 2,544,274 5,454,109

Note payable, net of current portion and discount of $312,178 and $399,589 at March 31, 2011 and December 31,
2010, respectively

8,136,939

9,058,691

Deferred revenue, net of current portion 15,560,262 11,622,918
Other long-term liabilities   331,532     318,151  
Total liabilities 137,789,147 108,072,007
Commitments and contingencies
 
Stockholders' equity:

Common stock; $0.01 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized; 119,007,647 and 117,911,278 shares issued and
outstanding at March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively

1,190,076

1,179,113

Additional paid-in capital 297,929,039 291,717,323
Accumulated deficit (245,614,266 ) (243,475,639 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (1,429,568 )   (1,429,568 )
Total stockholders' equity   52,075,281     47,991,229  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 189,864,428   $ 156,063,236  
 
SATCON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
       
Three Months Ended

March 31,
2011

March 31,
2010

 
Product revenue $ 62,004,937 $ 14,732,479
Cost of product revenue   47,132,525         12,699,109  
Gross margin   14,872,412         2,033,370  
 
Operating expenses:
Research and development 6,136,333 2,731,785
Selling, general and administrative 10,223,313 5,579,882
Restructuring charges           783,701  
Total operating expenses from continuing operations   16,359,646         9,095,368  
 
Operating loss from continuing operations   (1,487,234 )       (7,061,998 )
 
Change in fair value of warrant liabilities 123,561 1,088,978
Other (loss) income, net (199,856 ) (68,415 )
Interest income 151 175
Interest expense   (575,249 )       (63,227 )
Net loss from continuing operations   (2,138,627 )       (6,104,487 )
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax 31,390
Gain on sale of discontinued operations, net of tax           500,217  
Net loss   (2,138,627 )       (5,572,880 )
Deemed dividend and accretion on Series C preferred stock (1,269,191 )
Dividend on Series C preferred stock           (355,060 )
Net loss attributable to common stockholders $ (2,138,627 )     $ (7,197,131 )
 
Net loss per weighted average share, basic and diluted:
From loss on continuing operations attributable to common stockholders $ (0.02 ) $ (0.11 )
From income on discontinued operations 0.00
From gain on sale of discontinued operations           0.01  

Net loss attributable to common stockholders per weighted average share,
basic and diluted

$

(0.02

)

   

$

(0.10

)

 
Weighted average number of common shares, basic and diluted   118,726,322     70,921,357  

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