Lime Energy Co., a leader in designing and implementing demand-side energy efficiency programs for utilities, today announced its results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2014.
HUNTERSVILLE, NC, May 14, 2014–Lime Energy Co. (NASDAQ: LIME), a leader in designing and implementing demand-side energy efficiency programs for utilities, today announced its results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2014. “We continued our trends toward lower operating costs and higher gross profit margins during the first quarter of 2014,” stated Adam Procell, Lime Energy President & CEO. “We continue to deliver for our utility partners as we drive innovative solutions that are bringing energy efficiency at scale to small businesses as never before.”
Results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2014:
* Please see the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures and Regulation G disclosure later in this press release.
LIME ENERGY CO.
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations
(Unaudited, in thousands except per share data)
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Regulation G Disclosure
We report our financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). However, we believe that certain non-GAAP financial measures that we use to manage the Company’s business fall within the meaning of Regulation G (Disclosure of Non-GAAP Financial Measures) by the Securities and Exchange Commission. We have included these non-GAAP measures, including certain measures that exclude the cost of the restatement and the associated lawsuits and SEC investigation, in the press release because we believe they may provide readers with additional meaningful comparisons to prior reported results.
A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is as follows:
About Lime Energy Co.
Lime Energy is building a new energy future. As a leading national provider of energy efficiency for utilities’ small business customers, Lime designs and implements direct install programs for our utility clients which have consistently exceeded program savings goals. Our award-winning, integrated services programs provide utilities with reliable energy efficiency resources while delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction. This next generation approach is helping utilities across the country to go deeper and broader with the cheapest, cleanest and fastest energy resource that we have – energy efficiency.
A full analysis of the results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2014, is available in the Company’s Form 10-Q, which will be made available on the Company’s website at www.lime-energy.com and on EDGAR.
Conference Call Information
The company will hold a conference call with investors on Wednesday, March 14, 2014, at 4:30 pm ET to discuss these results.
Investors can access the call by dialing toll free 1-800-638-4817 and entering passcode 42772339. International callers can dial 1-617-614-3943 and use the same passcode.
The call will be available for replay immediately following the call until June 30, 2014 by dialing toll free 1-888-286-8010 or 1-617-801-6888. The replay will require use of passcode 69141897.
The call can also be accessed through Lime Energy’s Investor Relations section of its website at https://www.lime-energy.com. The webcast is also being distributed through the Thomson StreetEvents Network. Individual investors can listen to the call at earnings.com, Thomson’s individual investor portal, powered by StreetEvents. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson StreetEvents (www.streetevents.com), a password-protected event management site.
Lime Energy Investor Relations
This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including statements that reflect Lime Energy’s current expectations about its future results, performance, prospects and opportunities. Lime Energy has tried to identify these forward-looking statements by using words and phrases such as “may,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “plan,” “should,” “typical,” “preliminary,” “hope,” or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to Lime Energy and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause Lime Energy’s actual results, performance, prospects or opportunities in the remainder of 2014 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are described in Lime Energy’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K or as may be described from time to time in Lime Energy’s subsequent SEC filings; such factors are incorporated herein by reference.