SOURCE: Pure Cycle

July 08, 2008 19:10 ET

Pure Cycle Corporation Announces Q3 Fiscal 2008 Financial Results

THORNTON, CO--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - Pure Cycle Corporation (NASDAQ: PCYO) announced financial results today for the nine months ended May 31, 2008.

Pure Cycle is reporting net losses of approximately $5.3 million ($.26 per share) and $5.2 million ($.28 per share), for the nine months ended May 31, 2008 and 2007, respectively. The main components of our losses are items that do not currently require the use of cash, and are comprised of the following:

                                                     Nine Months Ended:
                                                  May 31, 2008 May 31, 2007
                                                  ------------ ------------
Imputed expenses or non-cash expenses:
  Imputed Interest on the Tap Participation Fee   $  3,255,000 $  3,463,500
  Loss on extinguishment of contingent
   obligations                                         273,700            -
  Depreciation and depletion                           286,200      274,000
  Stock based compensation expense                     263,800      223,900
                                                  ------------ ------------
Total imputed and non-cash expenses               $  4,078,700 $  3,961,400
                                                  ============ ============

These items are explained in greater detail in our Form 10-K for the year ended August 31, 2007 and further in our Form 10-Q for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2008, to be filed with the SEC on July 10, 2008. In addition to the above items, for the nine months ended May 31, 2008 and 2007, respectively, we also incurred approximately $190,200 and $24,200 of consulting fees related to the ongoing discussions with the Land Board and Lend Lease over water and wastewater service agreements for the proposed development at the Lowry Range. Excluding the cash paid for consulting and the expenses described above, our net losses for the nine months ended May 31, 2008 and 2007 would have been:

                              Nine Months Ended:
                          May 31, 2008  May 31, 2007   $ Change   % Change
                          ------------  ------------  ----------  --------

Net losses as reported    $ (5,273,000) $ (5,157,400) $  115,600         2%
  Imputed and non-cash
   expenses described
   above                     4,078,700     3,961,400
  Consulting fees              190,200        24,200
                          ------------  ------------  ----------  --------
As adjusted net losses    $ (1,004,100) $ (1,171,800) $ (167,700)      -14%
                          ============  ============  ==========  ========

The as adjusted net losses for the current year decreased because (i) we did not incur in the current year the professional fees we incurred last year arising out of SEC consultations and (ii) we have eliminated franchise fees paid to the State of Delaware as a result of our reincorporation in Colorado.

We will host a conference call to discuss the results on Friday, July 11, 2008 at 2 pm Mountain. The call will be hosted by our President, Mark W. Harding. Call details are presented below.

                             FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
                        Unaudited Results of Operations

                                                    Nine Months Ended:
                                                May 31, 2008  May 31, 2007
                                                ------------  ------------
Total revenues                                  $    194,100  $    178,100
Total cost of revenues                              (118,500)     (121,100)
                                                ------------  ------------
Gross margin                                          75,600        57,000
Total operating expenses                          (2,030,400)   (1,858,800)
Other (expense) income
  Including imputed interest of $3.3 million
   and $3.5 million                               (3,318,200)   (3,355,600)
                                                ------------  ------------
Net loss                                        $ (5,273,000) $ (5,157,400)
                                                ============  ============
Weighted average shares outstanding (basic and
 diluted)                                         20,182,668    18,399,887
                                                ============  ============
Loss per share                                  $      (0.26) $      (0.28)
                                                ============  ============



                            Financial Position Data

                                        May 31, 2008   August 31, 2007
                                      ================ ================

Current assets                        $      5,881,800 $      7,288,400
                                      ---------------- ----------------
Total assets                          $    110,392,600 $    111,891,900
                                      ---------------- ----------------

Current liabilities                   $        214,700 $        183,300
                                      ---------------- ----------------
Total liabilities                     $     55,659,000 $     54,047,100
                                      ---------------- ----------------

Total stockholders' equity            $     54,733,700 $     57,844,800
                                      ---------------- ----------------



CALL INFORMATION
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What:             Third quarter fiscal 2008 Financial Release
When:             July 11, 2008 at 2:00 pm Mountain
To listen:        Click on the link posted on the Company's website:
                  www.purecyclewater.com
                  Log-on 5 minutes early in case downloads are required.
Call in Number:   Toll free: 888-396-2386
Passcode:         11707635

REPLAY INFORMATION
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The call will be available for replay until 9:59 p.m. on July 18, 2008:
Toll free:        888-286-8010
Passcode:         94544977
A replay will be available on the Company's Website through August 31,
2008.

For questions, please contact Investor Relations at info@purecyclewater.com.

Company Information

Pure Cycle owns water assets in several river basins in the State of Colorado as well as certain aquifers in the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. Pure Cycle provides water and wastewater services to customers located in the Denver metropolitan area including the design, construction, operation and maintenance of water and wastewater systems.

Additional information including our recent press releases and Annual Reports are available at www.purecyclewater.com, or you may contact our President, Mark W. Harding, at 303-292-3456.

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