Tuesday, November 8, 2016

USA, Nevada: Ormat CEO is Optimistic About Continued Growth

Ormat Technologies Reports Record Revenue of $184.6 Million in the Third Quarter, up 13% over the Prior Year Period (News Release)

Ormat Technologies, Inc. today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016.

"We continue to execute on our strategic plan and advance initiatives to enhance operational efficiency that will position Ormat for continued profitable growth,” said Isaac Angel, Chief Executive Officer.

"We again delivered double-digit revenue growth, due to strong performances from both our electricity and product segment, and prudent expense management enabled us to generate a 25.6% year-over-year increase in gross margin. 

"We prepaid the $250 million high-cost indebtedness that was due on August 2017 and successfully raised over $200 million in two tranches of senior unsecured bonds, which will enable us to significantly reduce our ongoing interest expense. 

"We also signed a settlement agreement with respect to the previously disclosed False Claims Act litigation to avoid the burden, inconvenience and expense of continued litigation with no admission of wrongdoing by Ormat. The total $16 million one-time expenses that we incurred in the third quarter (comprising the False Claims Act litigation settlement expenses and the prepayment premium on the bonds) will result in significant savings in future expenses. 

"Our results exceeded expectations and give us confidence to increase 2016 guidance. We are increasingly optimistic about our growth and profitability prospects in 2017 and beyond."