updated 5/12/2011 4:17:54 PM ET 2011-05-12T20:17:54

SOLON, Ohio, May 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy Focus, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFOI) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011 and forecast for second quarter.  

Financial and operating highlights for the first quarter of 2011 include the following: 

  • Net sales of $5.5 million compared to $8.4 million for the first quarter 2010. 
  • The company finished the quarter with a balance sheet showing cash in the amount of $1.6 million and total shareholders' equity of $4.4 million. 
  • Cash utilization for the first quarter of 2011 was $2.5 million. Cash utilization for the first quarter of 2010 was $0.7 million. 
  • Operating expenses decreased 20.1% compared to the first quarter of 2010.

The forecast for Q2 and 2011 include the following:

  • Sales to exceed $8.0 million in Q2 2011 versus $9.0 million in Q2 2010. Sales of $35 million are anticipated for 2011.
  • Net cash utilization for Q2 2011 is expected to be less than $1 million compared to a cash inflow of $0.3 million in Q2 2010.
  • The company expects to be net cash flow positive from operations in 2011.

"While first quarter sales were lower than last year due to contract timing in our solutions business, I am pleased to report that solution sales are ramping up with Q2 overall sales expected to exceed $8 million," said Joe Kaveski, Energy Focus CEO.   "Furthermore, our products and our military businesses performed well in Q1.   With the addition of new energy savings products like our recently introduced LED Retrofit Kit for Wallpacks, we expect our product businesses to continue their good performance throughout the year."

Energy Focus, Inc. will host a conference call on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. PDT) to review the first quarter 2011 financial results, followed by a Q & A session. The call can be accessed by dialing (800) 967-7140 (US and Canada) or (719) 325-2405 (International/Local). The conference ID number is 3352556.  Participants are asked to call the assigned number approximately 10 minutes before the conference call begins.

A recording of the conference call will be available through the investor relations section of the Company's web site at http://www.energyfocusinc.com/investors/events/category/investors starting May 12, 2011 and will remain available for 3 months.

About Energy Focus, Inc.

Energy Focus, Inc. is a leading provider of energy efficient LED lighting products and turnkey energy efficient lighting solutions, holding 74 relevant lighting patents. Our solutions provide energy savings, aesthetics, safety and maintenance cost benefits over conventional lighting. Our long-standing relationship with the U.S. Government includes numerous research and development projects for the DOE and DARPA, creating energy efficient LED lighting systems for the U.S. Navy fleet and the next generation Very High Efficiency Solar Cell. Customers include supermarket chains, the US government, state and local governmental agencies, retail stores, museums, theme parks and casinos, hotels, swimming pool builders and many others. Company headquarters are located in Solon, OH, with additional offices in Nashville, TN, Pleasanton, CA, and the United Kingdom. For more information, see our web site at www.energyfocusinc.com .

Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For more information about potential factors that could affect Energy Focus financial results, please refer to the Company's SEC reports, including its Annual Reports on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. Energy Focus disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

     
ENERGY FOCUS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(amounts in thousands except share and per share amounts)
     
  March 31, December 31,
  2011 2010
ASSETS (unaudited)  
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 1,446  $ 3,979
Restricted cash  125  128
Accounts receivable trade, net of allowances of $237 in 2011 and $446 in 2010  3,604  5,483
Retainage receivable  721  731
Inventories, net  3,415  2,543
Costs in excess of billings  67  22
Prepaid and other current assets  598  632
Total current assets  9,976  13,518
     
Property and equipment, net  2,391  2,446
Goodwill  672  672
Intangible assets, net  1,514  1,677
Collateralized assets  2,000  2,000
Other assets  53  61
Total assets  $ 16,606  $ 20,374
     
LIABILITIES    
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable  $ 5,579  $ 7,167
Accrued liabilities  2,428  2,358
Deferred revenue  1,389  1,214
Billings in excess of costs  182  297
Current portion of long-term borrowings  498  481
Total current liabilities  10,076  11,517
     
Other deferred liabilities  34  28
Acquisition-related contingent liabilities  730  827
Long-term borrowings  1,383  1,344
Total liabilities  12,223  13,716
     
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY    
Preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share:    
Authorized: 2,000,000 shares in 2011 and 2010 Issued and outstanding: no shares in 2011 and 2010  --  --
Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share:    
Authorized: 60,000,000 shares in 2011 and 30,000,000 in 2010 Issued and outstanding: 24,647,000 at March 31, 2011 and 23,962,000 at December 31, 2010  1  1
Additional paid-in capital  75,585  75,094
Accumulated other comprehensive income  470  423
Accumulated deficit  (71,673)  (68,860)
Total shareholders' equity  4,383  6,658
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity  $ 16,606  $ 20,374
     
ENERGY FOCUS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(amounts in thousands except per share amounts)
     
  Three months ended
  March 31,
  2011 2010
     
Net sales  $ 5,460  $ 8,357
Cost of sales  4,301  6,962
Gross profit  1,159  1,395
     
Operating expenses:    
Research and development  265  55
Sales and marketing  1,935  1,619
General and administrative  1,578  1,679
Valuation of equity instruments  56  1,421
Restructuring charges  --  26
Total operating expenses  3,834  4,800
Loss from operations  (2,675)  (3,405)
     
Other income (expense):    
Other income (expense)  49  (65)
Interest expense  (182)  (99)
     
Loss before income taxes  (2,808)  (3,569)
     
Provision for income taxes  (5)  (1)
     
Net loss  $ (2,813)  $ (3,570)
     
Net loss per share - basic and diluted  $ (0.12)  $ (0.17)
     
Shares used in computing net loss per share - basic and diluted  24,224  21,270
CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Energy Focus, Inc., Public Relations Office
         (440) 715-1295
         pr@energyfocusinc.com
         
         Investor Contact:
         Brion Tanous
         CleanTech IR, Inc.
         (310) 541-6824
         btanous@cleantech-ir.com

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