Clean Diesel Technologies Reports 2005 First Quarter Results; Company Announces Results from EPA-Requested Testing.
In the first quarter, Platinum Plus(R) fuel-borne catalyst (FBC) and Purifier System revenue increased due to the completion of the first of two retrofit projects in Pennsylvania. The second larger project is targeted for completion in the second quarter. In addition, purifier systems were installed on off-road and construction applications in the Northeast. FBC shipments to mining operations increased as additional particulate filters were added to comply with MSHA regulations for reducing particulate matter (PM) in underground mines. The FBC helps keep filters from plugging with soot at low temperatures and avoids the large increase in NO2 emissions from traditional heavily catalyzed systems.
Revenue for ARIS(R), CDT's urea-injection system for NOx reduction, decreased in the first quarter, but is expected to pick up in the second quarter based on delivery of booked orders and new awards to ARIS licensees in the U.S. and Japan.
Expenses increased in the first quarter compared to prior year due to increased personnel costs associated with the international operations, increased sales and marketing activity and platinum emission testing.
Testing Confirms Emissions Substantially Lower Than Standards
As announced in January 2005, CDT has been conducting additional testing during the first quarter to address questions from the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) on the use of its FBC. Testing results from two independent EPA-accepted laboratories showed less than 1 percent of the platinum emitted is in a potentially allergenic form; this is similar to reported amounts for platinum emissions from autocats and diesel catalysts currently in use worldwide.
The measured emissions of potentially soluble platinum were under one microgram per horsepower hour of work from an engine emitting over 100,000 micrograms per horsepower hour of toxic soot particulates. The ambient levels of soluble platinum from the use of the Platinum Plus FBC are hundreds to thousands of times below the most stringent standards published for safe exposure on a regular basis using an industry-accepted urban canyon model and assuming varying levels of FBC market penetration.
The independent testing results have been submitted to EPA.
CDT is in discussions for several licensing and distribution agreements for its Platinum Plus FBC and ARIS technologies in both the U.S. and Europe and it expects agreements to be announced in the near future.
In the U.S. CDT has initiated an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) development program targeted at integrating the Platinum Plus FBC into advanced engine-exhaust systems designed to meet strict 2007 particulate emission standards. These standards will require the use of diesel-particulate filters on new engines and the FBC will help keep the filters from plugging with soot during low temperature operation and city driving. Use of the FBC is also expected to reduce the platinum loading used on devices and reduce fuel-economy penalty.
Full financial information is included in the company's Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (www.SEC.gov).
About Clean Diesel Technologies Inc.
Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. and its U.K. representative office, Clean Diesel International LLC, is a developer of chemical and technological solutions to reduce harmful engine emissions. Clean Diesel Technologies has patented products that reduce emissions from combustion engines while simultaneously improving fuel economy and power. Products include Platinum Plus(R) fuel-borne catalysts, the Platinum Plus Purifier System and the ARIS(R) 2000 urea-injection systems for selective catalytic reduction of NOx. Platinum Plus and ARIS are registered trademarks of Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. For more information, visit CDT at www.cdti.com or contact the company directly.
Certain statements in this news release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known or unknown risks, including those detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.
CLEAN DIESEL TECHNOLOGIES INC. STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited) (in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended March 31, 2005 2004 Revenue: Additive revenue $95 $57 Hardware revenue 92 119 License and royalty revenue 5 18 Total revenue 192 194 Costs and expenses: Cost of revenue 110 132 General and administrative 1,165 790 Research and development 59 80 Patent amortization and other expense 39 12 Loss from operations (1,181) (820) Other income (expense): Foreign currency exchange gain (19) -- Interest income 9 12 Net loss $(1,191) $(808) Basic and diluted loss per common share $(0.07) $(0.05) Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - basic and diluted 17,166 15,679 CLEAN DIESEL TECHNOLOGIES INC. BALANCE SHEET (in thousands, except share data) March 31, December 31, 2005 2004 (Unaudited) Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $2,996 $4,265 Accounts receivable, Net 156 145 Inventories 295 387 Other current assets 125 71 Total current assets 3,572 4,868 Patents, Net 496 418 Fixed Assets, Net 220 200 Other assets 27 27 Total assets $4,315 $5,513 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities: Deferred compensation and pension benefits $--- $--- Accounts payable and accrued expenses 384 391 Total current liabilities 384 391 Stockholders' equity: Preferred stock, par value $0.05 per share, authorized 100,000 shares, no shares issued and outstanding -- -- Common stock, par value $0.05 per share, authorized 30,000,000 shares, issued and outstanding 17,165,868 858 858 Additional paid-in capital 38,431 38,431 Accumulated deficit (35,358) (34,167) Total stockholders' equity 3,931 5,122 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $4,315 $5,513
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|Date:||May 16, 2005|
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