SOURCE: Ideal Power

Ideal Power

March 06, 2014 16:00 ET

Ideal Power Inc. Announces 2013 Results

Company Believes It Is Well Positioned for Rapid Growth in Commercial and Industrial Grid Storage and Other Markets

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Mar 6, 2014) - Ideal Power Inc. (NASDAQ: IPWR) ("Ideal Power" or "the Company"), a developer of a disruptive technology in the power conversion market, today announced results for the year ended December 31, 2013.

Fiscal 2013 Highlights

  • 15 patents were issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Included were 11 additional patents for its proprietary Power Packet Switching Architecture™ (PPSA) power converter platform technology which targets several rapidly growing markets
  • Green Charge Networks, Eos Energy Storage, and Powin Energy selected Ideal Power's battery converters for their energy storage systems
  • NRG Energy selected Ideal Power's battery converters for its Technology Demonstration Program in California for electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging infrastructure
  • Raised $17.25 million of gross proceeds through an initial public offering of the Company's common stock

"We made progress on several fronts in 2013. We successfully completed our IPO, securing the necessary capital to further advance our technology and to continue to build and strengthen our intellectual property portfolio. We validated our proprietary PPSA™ technology with several wins from key customers, which we believe will lay the groundwork for more significant future opportunities," stated Dan Brdar, Chairman and CEO of Ideal Power. "We see tremendous opportunities that we believe will allow us to establish ourselves as a technology leader in commercial grid storage and EV fast charging -- two nascent but growing market segments that we believe represent significant opportunities."

Financial Results

  • Total revenues for 2013 were $1.9 million. 
  • Revenues in 2013 came from ARPA-E and SBIR grants as well as customers purchasing small quantities of our battery converters as they progress in their design, testing and roll out of their systems. Approximately 90% of the costs of certain of our research and development efforts are covered under our ARPA-E grant.
  • Total cash usage for 2013, excluding net cash provided by financing activities, was $3.5 million and consisted of approximately $3.2 million in operating cash outflows and approximately $0.2 million of capital expenses for patents and fixed assets. 
  • Interest expense, a non-cash expense for the Company, totaled $5.5 million in 2013 as a result of the amortization of the fair value of warrants and beneficial conversion features from pre-IPO promissory notes as well as the accrual of interest on promissory notes prior to conversion. All the Company's convertible notes were converted to common shares immediately following the completion of our initial public offering.
  • Net loss for the year was $9.6 million which included a $4.1 million operating loss and $5.5 million in non-cash interest expense.
  • Cash and cash equivalents were $14.1 million at December 31, 2013 with no debt outstanding.


Ideal Power's PPSA technology enables significant improvements in conventional power converters for grid storage and other applications. The Company's 30kW battery converter improves the efficiency, reliability and installed cost of energy storage systems. Recent independent studies conducted by Sandia Labs and the Bonneville Power Administration indicate that Ideal Power's product reduces energy storage system losses by 1/3 in typical usage, improving the return on investment of these systems.

Ideal Power currently is shipping two commercial products, a photovoltaic (PV) inverter and a battery converter, both of which use a common two-port hardware design. The Company has begun receiving initial commercial orders from system integrators of commercial Energy Storage Systems (ESS) and anticipates making customer announcements over the coming months. Initially, the Company's battery converter product will be installed into commercial ESS located in California and New York City. The Company estimates that in these geographic markets commercial building owners can achieve a payback of approximately three to five years by installing an ESS when used to reduce demand charges from electric utilities.

Greentech Media forecasts that 720MW of commercial-scale grid storage will be installed in the United States by 2020, which is estimated to be a $2 billion market. The Company believes that its technology will ideally position it to address this opportunity.

In development is a three-port design which will be the foundation for both a hybrid and micro-grid converter, which the Company believes will open up significant new market opportunities for Ideal Power. This includes the ability to combine PV inverter and battery storage functions into a single unit, and separately supporting off-grid and emergency backup power systems. In addition, the Company is working closely with the Department of Energy (ARPA-E), on a bi-directional power switch optimized for PPSA with the goal of significantly improving critical metrics in power density, efficiency losses and costs. This work is under a previously announced $2.5 million ARPA-E award which commenced in February 2012. If successful, this innovation would enable the Company to enter large, established markets such as PV power conversion, with an extremely innovative and cost effective product.

Conference Call Details

CEO Dan Brdar and CFO Tim Burns will host a conference call with investors at 4:00 pm ET on March 6, 2014. To access the call, please use the following information:

Thursday, March 6, 2014
4:00 pm ET
US dial-in:

A replay of the call will be available from 7:00 pm ET on March 6, 2014 until 11:59 pm ET on March 8, 2014. To listen, dial 1-877-870-5176 within the United States or 1-858-384-5517 if calling internationally. Please use the replay pin number 4671858.

About Ideal Power Inc.

Ideal Power Inc. (NASDAQ: IPWR) has developed a novel, patented power conversion technology called Power Packet Switching Architecture™ (PPSA). PPSA improves the size, cost, efficiency, flexibility and reliability of electronic power converters. PPSA can scale across several large and growing markets, including solar photovoltaic generation, electrified vehicle charging, and commercial and industrial grid storage. Ideal Power also has a licensing-based, capital-efficient business model that can enable it to address these markets simultaneously. Ideal Power has won multiple grants for its PPSA technology, including a $2.5 million grant from the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy program, and market-leading customers are incorporating PPSA as a key component of their systems. For more information on Ideal Power, visit

Safe Harbor Statement

All statements in this release that are not based on historical fact are "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. While management has based any forward looking statements included in this release on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. These forward looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, which could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not limited to, whether the patents for our technology provide adequate protection and whether we can be successful in maintaining, enforcing and defending our patents, whether demand for our products, which we believe are disruptive, will develop and whether we can compete successfully with other manufacturers and suppliers of energy conversion products, both now and in the future, as new products are developed and marketed. Furthermore, we operate in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment where new and unanticipated risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We disclaim any intention to, and undertake no obligation to, update or revise forward-looking statements.

    December 31,     December 31,  
    2013     2012  
Current assets:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 14,137,097     $ 1,972,301  
  Accounts receivable, net     252,406       485,674  
  Inventories, net     519,657       217,867  
  Prepayments and other current assets     231,495       28,468  
    Total current assets     15,140,655       2,704,310  
Property and equipment, net     85,718       27,903  
Patents, net     608,913       474,790  
      Total assets   $ 15,835,286     $ 3,207,003  
Current liabilities:                
  Current portion of long-term debt, net of debt discount of $3,828,711 at December 31, 2012   $ -     $ 1,313,146  
  Accounts payable     539,145       684,558  
  Accrued expenses     461,193       178,003  
    Total current liabilities     1,000,338       2,175,707  
Long-term debt     -       1,132,690  
Stockholders' equity (deficit):                
  Common stock, $0.001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; 6,931,968 and 1,480,262 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively     6,932       1,480  
  Common stock to be issued     151,665       -  
  Additional paid-in capital     31,431,220       7,100,297  
  Treasury stock     (2,657 )     (2,657 )
  Accumulated deficit     (16,752,212 )     (7,200,514 )
    Total stockholders' equity (deficit)     14,834,948       (101,394 )
      Total liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)   $ 15,835,286     $ 3,207,003  
    Year Ended  
    December 31     December 31  
    2013     2012  
  Products and services   $ 417,468     $ 319,550  
  Royalties     100,000       100,000  
  Grants     1,374,956       707,357  
    Total revenue     1,892,424       1,126,907  
Cost of revenues:                
  Products and services     716,175       413,910  
  Grant research and development costs     1,430,798       709,954  
    Total cost of revenue     2,146,973       1,123,864  
      Gross profit     (254,549 )     3,043  
Operating expenses:                
  General and administrative     2,139,036       1,769,857  
  Research and development     1,212,298       1,050,157  
  Sales and marketing     457,292       221,336  
    Total operating expenses     3,808,626       3,041,350  
Loss from operations     (4,063,175 )     (3,038,307 )
Interest expense, net     5,488,523       1,608,912  
Net loss   $ (9,551,698 )   $ (4,647,219 )
Net loss per share - basic and fully diluted   $ (4.90 )   $ (3.17 )
Weighted average number of shares outstanding - basic and fully diluted     1,950,171       1,465,755  
    Year Ended  
    December 31     December 31  
    2013     2012  
Cash flows from operating activities:                
Net loss   $ (9,551,698 )   $ (4,647,219 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:                
Depreciation and amortization     29,711       52,139  
Write-down of inventory     23,651       -  
Stock-based compensation     458,983       64,596  
Common stock to be issued for services     151,665       78,994  
Fair value of warrants issued for services     37,145       670,947  
Amortization of debt discount     5,318,257       1,472,904  
Issuance of note payable in connection with services     213,293       86,707  
Accrued interest on promissory note     72,406       80,000  
Decrease (increase) in operating assets:                
Accounts receivable     233,268       (382,314 )
Inventories     (325,441 )     (87,849 )
Prepaid expenses     (203,027 )     (27,468 )
Increase (decrease) in operating liabilities:                
Accounts payable     (145,413 )     435,892  
Accrued expenses     446,408       (48,818 )
Net cash used in operating activities     (3,240,792 )     (2,251,489 )
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Purchase of property and equipment     (78,941 )     (5,961 )
Acquisition of patents     (142,708 )     (323,074 )
Certificate of deposit     -       20,000  
Net cash used in investing activities     (221,649 )     (309,035 )
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Borrowings on notes payable, net of debt raising costs     611,256       4,400,150  
Net proceeds from issuance of common stock     15,015,985       52,000  
Cashless exercise of warrants     (4 )     -  
Repayment of line of credit     -       (20,000 )
Net cash provided by financing activities     15,627,237       4,432,150  
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents     12,164,796       1,871,626  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period     1,972,301       100,675  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period   $ 14,137,097     $ 1,972,301  

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