Revolve Reports Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Results in Line With Expectations
Vancouver, BC, October 31, 2023 – Revolve Renewable Power Corp. (TSXV:REVV) (OTCQB:REVVF) (“Revolve” or the “Company”) a North American owner, operator and developer of renewable energy projects, reported its financial results for the year ended June 30, 2023 (“FY2023”). All amounts reported are in US dollars.
FY2023 marked a significant transition for the Company as it began the implementation of its strategy to move to an owner and operator of renewable energy projects incorporating a focus on building long term recurring revenue and cashflow for the business.
During FY2023 the Company completed a number of material transactions including: (i) the acquisition of Centrica Business Solutions Mexico S.A. de C.V. and its 2.85MW portfolio of operating distribution generation assets and a further 3MW distribution generation asset that is under construction, (ii) the completion of the construction and commissioning of a 3.2MWh battery storage system in Cancun, Mexico and (iii) the successful sale of 1,250MW of US utility-scale development assets to ENGIE.
Key FY 2023 business and financial highlights:
- Total revenues of US$1,109,374 for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2023, consisting of electricity generation revenue from our operational Distributed Generation (or ‘DG”) portfolio and receipt of the initial proceeds from the sale of the development rights to the Bouse and Parker Solar & Storage projects to ENGIE. The Company recorded no revenue for the comparable 12-month period financial period to June 30, 2022.
- Renewable energy generation for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2023 was 1,618,456kWh. Extensions to various power purchase agreements (or “PPAs”) agreed with existing customers increasing the average contract length of PPAs remaining to just under 9 years.
- Strong gross profit margin trend continues driven by low operating costs associated with rooftop solar DG projects and contribution from Utility Scale project sale proceeds. Gross margins for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2023 were 90%.
- DG assets under construction at the year ended June 30, 2023, consist of a 3MW CHP project. The Company announced the successful commissioning of a 3.2MWh battery storage project in May 2023, which is now operational and generating revenue.
- The Company continues to increase its DG project pipeline, which currently stands at c.150MW as at the date of this release. This increase is the result of a number of business development initiatives undertaken since the beginning of the year, which have begun to generate new project opportunities. The Company continues to remain focused on converting this pipeline into signed power purchase agreements and has signed a number of new letters of intent for three new distribution generation projects with a combined capacity of 1.9MW.
- Utility scale projects under development stand at 2,838MW as at the date of this release, after taking into effect (i) the sale of 1,250MW of US solar and storage projects to ENGIE on January 11, 2023 (https://revolve-renewablepower.com/revolve-announces-sale-of-1250mw-of-utility-scale-solar-and-storage-projects) and (ii) the addition of 480MW of new greenfield development projects in the US during the period.
- Net Loss for the year ending June 30, 2023 was (US$2,342,561) compared with a Net Loss of (US$6,456,046) for the year ending June 30, 2022.
- Cash on balance sheet as at June 30, 2023 was US$611,922, following receipt of the US$2m upfront payment from ENGIE from the sale of the Bouse and Parker solar & storage projects. This does not include a further US$874,000 held as interconnection and security projects for a number of the Company’s utility scale development projects.
Material Subsequent Events occurring after June 30, 2023
- On July 12, 2023, the Company announced the completion of the interconnection milestone related to the 250MW Parker Solar and Storage Project (sold to ENGIE in January 2023). This resulted in the Company receiving a further milestone payment of US$850,000 during August 2023. The Company also realized revenue of US$240,000 with respect to this Project which was moved from deferred revenue.
- On September 11, 2023, the Company announced a development update in relation to its 80MWh Vernal Battery Storage project in Vernal, Utah whereby the Company had completed the last phase of the interconnection process and indicated that it expected to sign an interconnection agreement for the project before the year end.
- On October 4, 2023, the Company announced the proposed acquisition of WindRiver Power Corporation, a Canadian renewable energy operator and developer. This proposed acquisition would add 96.63MW of net operational and development capacity to the Company’s portfolio. All the projects in WindRiver are in located Canada.
Steve Dalton, CEO of Revolve commented: “Our financial results for FY2023 provide an early indicator to shareholders on our broader strategy towards building a North American focused renewable independent power producer. We began the financial year with the acquisition of the Centrica DG portfolio in Mexico adding our first portfolio of long-term operating and revenue generating assets. The Company then completed our first significant sale of development assets in the US to ENGIE in January 2023, which has already yield US2.85m in revenues and with the potential to generate a further US$50m+ in revenues for the Company over the coming years. Finally, we have recently announced the acquisition of Windriver Corp providing the company with further recurring revenues and cashflow as well as a platform to accelerate our growth in the Canadian market. The company has moved into FY2024 with a strong pipeline of DG projects, a number of utility scale projects moving towards mid to late stage development and a clear M&A strategy to fast track its move to an owner & operator business model.”
The Company continues to reiterate its previous financial guidance for FY2024 as announced on September 5, 2023 (https://revolve-renewablepower.com/revolve-announces-forward-guidance-for-fy2023-financial-results-and-a-fy2024-financial-forecasts/). The Company is projecting revenue to increase to US$5m and to breakeven at an EBITDA1 level for FY2024. The increased revenues and profitability is expected to be driven by the Company’s existing operational distribution generation portfolio as well as in particular further contingent milestone payments from utility scale projects previously sold to 3rd parties.
Full financial results and Management’s Discussion and Analysis are posted on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and well as posted on the company’s website at the link below https://revolve-renewablepower.com/financials/#finan
Revolve was formed in 2012 to capitalize on the growing global demand for renewable power. Revolve develops utility-scale wind, solar and battery storage projects in the US and Mexico with a portfolio of approx. 2,838MW under development. The Company has a second division, Revolve Renewable Business Solutions which installs and operates sub 20MW “behind the meter” distributed generation (or “DG”) assets. Revolve Renewable Business Solutions currently has an operating portfolio of 6MW with an additional 3MW under construction phase and 156MW under development.
Revolve has an accomplished management team with a demonstrated track record of taking projects from “greenfield” through to “ready to build” (or “RTB”) status and successfully concluding project sales to large operators of utility-scale renewable energy projects. To-date, Revolve has developed and sold over 1,550MW of projects.
Going forward, Revolve is targeting 5,000MW of utility-scale projects under development in the US and Mexico, and in parallel is rapidly growing its portfolio of revenue-generating DG (distributed generation) assets.
For further information contact:
Steve Dalton, CEO
VP, Corporate Development & Investor Relations
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Revolve does not provide reconciliations for forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures as Revolve is unable to provide a meaningful or accurate calculation or estimation of reconciling items and the information is not available without unreasonable effort. This is due to the inherent difficulty of forecasting the timing or amount of various events that have not yet occurred, are out of Revolve’s control and/or cannot be reasonably predicted, and that would impact the most directly comparable forward-looking GAAP financial measure. For these same reasons, Revolve is unable to address the probable significance of the unavailable information. Forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures may vary materially from the corresponding GAAP financial measures.
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