HENDERSON, NV--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - Blue Earth, Inc. (OTCQB: BBLU), an alternative/renewable energy and energy efficiency services company, announced its results for the first quarter of 2014.
Total consolidated revenue for the first quarter of 2014 was $3,234,217, an increase of $1,070,887 or 49.5%, when compared with consolidated revenue of $2,163,330 for the first quarter of 2013. The current revenues represent sales from the Company's divisions, Blue Earth Solar ($1,826,309) Blue Earth Energy Management Services ($1,355,049) and Blue Earth Energy Power Solutions of ($52,859).
Total consolidated gross profit for the first quarter of 2014 was $1,445,908 or 44.7% of revenues, when compared to $719,723 or 33.3% of revenues for the first quarter of 2013. Blue Earth Energy Management Services had a gross profit $818,366 or 60.4% compared to $624,900 or 34.2% for Blue Earth Solar and Blue Earth Energy Power Solutions of $1,984 or 3.8%.
Total consolidated operating expenses for the first quarter of 2014 were $6,908,959, compared to $2,470,697 for the first quarter of 2013 an increase of $4,438,262 or 180%.
Net loss for the first quarter of 2014, was $5,686,460 as compared to a net loss of $1,877,417, for the first quarter of 2013 an increase of $3,809,043. Excluding the non cash expenses ($2,904,380) of common stock for services, amortization of intangible assets acquired for stock and stock options/warrants issued for services the loss would have been $2,782,080 and $1,247,217 for the first quarter of 2014 and 2013.
The net loss attributed to common shareholders was $6,079,348 in the first quarter 2014 compared to $2,026,583 in the first quarter of 2013 due to dividends accrued on the Series C preferred stock and paid in common shares. The net loss translates to ($0.09) per basic and diluted share for the first quarter of 2014 as compared to a net loss of ($0.09) per basic and diluted share in the first quarter of 2013.
"The increase in our revenue for our energy efficiency, solar construction and maintenance operating segments was approximately as expected for the quarter. It is anticipated that most of our increased revenue forecast for 2014 will occur in the last two quarters of the year, with the fourth quarter expected to be the highest revenue quarter by a substantial amount. We are pleased to see the increase in consolidated gross profit. It is anticipated that there will be less non-cash expenses associated with employee compensation as we move forward, although amortization and depreciation expenses should increase as we build, operate and own the CHP power plants that are expected to make us a significant independent power producer," stated Johnny R. Thomas, CEO of Blue Earth, Inc.
BBLU is engaged in the clean technology industry with a primary focus on the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors. We strive to participate in the global movement for a sustainable planet by offering products and services that will optimize energy use, reduce harmful environmental emissions and substantially reduce energy costs to our customers. For more information about Blue Earth, Inc., please visit www.blueearthinc.com.
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