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August 11, 2016 08:31 ET

Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Environmental Technology Solutions Revenue Increased 20% to $1.1 Million Driven by Media Replacement Sales

CoronaLux Technology Receives Final Review Status From South Coast Air Management District Quality District in California

GOLDEN, CO--(Marketwired - August 11, 2016) - Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources, Inc. (SEER) (OTCQB: SENR), a provider of environmental, renewable fuels and industrial waste stream management services, reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2016.

Second Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue in Q2 2016 decreased 14% to $2.6 million versus $3.0 million in Q2 2015.
  • Q2 2016 revenues were $1.4 million in Industrial and Railcar Cleaning, $1.1 million in Environmental Technology Solutions (MV) and $0.1 million in Solid Waste (Paragon Waste Solutions).
  • Gross profit in Q2 2016 was $0.4 million versus $0.5 million in Q2 2015 (representing gross margins of 17.5% vs. 16.2%).
  • Net loss attributable to SEER in Q2 2016 was $0.8 million versus net loss of $0.7 million in Q2 2015.
  • Q2 2016 adjusted EBITDA loss was $0.4 million compared to a loss of $0.5 million in Q2 2015.

Second Quarter 2016 and Subsequent Operational Highlights

  • REGS/Tactical (Services)
    • Commenced domestic service project in August 2016 with a new Fortune 500 oil field services company.
    • Commenced project in August 2016 with a Fortune Global 500 energy manufacturing and logistics company and negotiating future refinery and hydrovac projects.
    • Selected for chemical project in September 2016 with a Fortune Global 500 pulp and paper company. Additional chemical projects scheduled to begin in October 2016 with a new North American manufacturer and distributor of agricultural fertilizers.
    • Utilized new flaring capabilities to commence higher-margin cleaning of liquid propane gas (LPG) cars at Kansas facility.
  • SEER Environmental Materials (SEM)
    • Shipped 10 orders of the Company's proprietary BAM (bio-active media™) generating approximately $400,000 in high-margin sales in Q2 2016.
    • Continued to secure exclusive sales and distribution of Axens' (AXTrap™) high-capacity adsorbents offering economically competitive purification solutions to process greenhouse streams containing moderate amounts of sulfur in applications such as landfill gas, biogas, associated gas or CO2 treatment.
    • Similar to SEM's wood-based product, this dry, granular product offering also carries a high-margin profile that will grow in 2016 and beyond. The capability of providing a proprietary dry, granular product allows MV to expand its market reach, and offer customers a broader portfolio of H2S solutions.
  • MV Technologies (MV)
    • Secured $750,000 purchase order for H2SPlus™ Hydrogen Sulfide Removal System - H2SPlus System deployed into landfill gas project with nation's leading player in landfill gas recovery and North America's premier landfill gas company.
    • Added three new landfill projects; two new agricultural digester projects; one food and beverage facility, and one asphalt refinery system, all commissioning in late Q3 to early Q4 2016.
    • Entered into two contracts to design, fabricate and supply our new SulfAx™ Systems optimizing our new and exclusive granular iron oxide media.
    • MV Engineering Staff is currently managing 10 projects in various stages of development with a total revenue opportunity of approximately $3 million.
    • MV's H2SPlus systems are fully operational at 10 landfills, with three additional landfill sites under contract.
  • Paragon Waste Solutions - CoronaLux™
    • Extensive independent test data was accepted by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) in California.
    • Received 'Final Review Status' from SCAQMD for an unconditional, non-research permit for CoronaLux System in the state of California.
    • Continued rollout plan for deployment of the CoronaLux technology in Northern California at JV partner's existing facility.
    • Continued procuring permitting in several other states to expand the pipeline for CoronaLux units in the United States and expect orders during the second half of 2016.
    • Finalizing plans to relaunch CoronaLux system in Florida with new partner by the end of 2016.
    • Completed commissioning of a new, large CoronaLux system in the Southern UK market. The unit successfully destroyed medical waste and JV partners are awaiting final, third-party engineering approval to commence commercial operations. Revenues from the JV partnership are expected during the second half of 2016.
    • Granted second patent for CoronaLux Waste Destruction Technology - Second U.S. Patent issued for CoronaLux technology that incorporates all original and prior claims and will provide expanded and additional protection of the underlying and core waste destruction technology with more patents pending and to be filed in 2016.

Management Commentary

"During the second quarter, we continued to demonstrate progress with of our railcar cleaning services division despite the one-time aberration we experienced in our industrial cleaning services division," said SEER's Chairman & CEO, John Combs. "Our Tactical revenue increased 30% and we believe REGS is poised for a significant rebound in the second half of 2016 driven in large part by the introduction of our new chemical cleaning services and our recent success in securing new, large customers both within and outside of the oil and gas sectors.

"Environmental Technology Solutions revenues from our new division, SEM, continue to be strong with a 20% increase in the second quarter, but, more important, is the 554% growth with our media replacement sales that offer much higher margins associated with those sales. We are particularly pleased with MV Technologies $750,000 purchase order for its H2SPlus, Hydrogen Sulfide Removal System. The H2SPlus system will be deployed into a landfill gas project with one of the nation's leading players in landfill gas recovery and North America's premier landfill gas company. MV continues to have a robust pipeline and we are confident it will deliver year-over-year, double-digit sales growth," continued Combs.

"The long-term growth engine for the company is Paragon Waste Solutions and our disruptive waste destruction technology. As evidenced with the recent award of 'final review status' from SCAQMD, we believe commercial launch is now imminent. We are extremely pleased with the independent, third-party test data gathered at our Southern California facility. We believe this data establishes the CoronaLux technology as the 'gold standard' in the medical waste destruction business. This test data has been officially accepted by the SCAQMD in Southern California and we are in the final stages of our non-research permitting process.

"During this permitting process, we have commenced efforts to establish a larger facility in the Bay Area that, once approved, will be on-line and generating much larger revenues than our Southern California facility. In terms of our national rollout strategy and associated permitting process, we remain confident that the process will become more and more abbreviated based on the anticipated success in other regions and existing permitting," continued Combs.

"Based on the $20 billion market opportunity and the truly disruptive nature of our waste destruction technology, we have expended considerable effort and capital to protect the CoronaLux technology. With this in mind, we were very pleased to recently have received a second, broader patent covering the technology and otherwise expanding our valuable intellectual property portfolio.

"In terms of our operating results during the second quarter, we improved gross margins and adjusted EBITDA despite a 14% decline in our consolidated sales year-over-year as we remained laser focused on controlling all of our costs. As always, we believe there continues to be room for improvement but progress from our continued efforts to recover from the downturn last year is now being demonstrated in our financials. We are confident our re-positioning in the first half of 2016 will deliver improved revenue and income growth across all divisions in the second half of 2016 and beyond.

"As we look into the third quarter of 2016, we are evaluating the sale of certain assets within our services business to strategic buyers. Sale proceeds will help us strengthen our balance sheet, simplify our business model and enable us to allocate capital to the businesses we believe will drive the greatest ROI and overall value to the company and its shareholders. We look forward to sharing more on this and the upcoming commercial rollout of our CoronaLux technology throughout the second half of 2016," concluded Combs.

Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Total revenue in the second quarter of 2016 decreased 14% to $2.6 million versus at $3.0 million in the second quarter of 2015. Industrial cleaning services revenues decreased $842,500 or 66% comparing Q2 2016 to Q2 2015. The primary reason for the decline in industrial cleaning revenue was the loss of routine maintenance services with our largest customer on April 1, 2016.

Industrial and Railcar Cleaning revenue in the second quarter of 2016 totaled $1.4 million versus $2.0 million in the second quarter of 2015, a decrease of $621,400 or 31% comparing Q2 2016 to Q2 2015. Railcar cleaning service revenue increased $221,100 or 31% comparing Q2 2016 to Q2 2015 and is due to an increase in the number of serviced railcars but as noted above this increase was offset by Industrial cleaning services revenues which decreased $842,500 or 66% comparing Q2 2016 to Q2 2015.

Environmental Technology Solutions revenue in the second quarter of 2016 increased 20% to $1.1 million versus $900,000 in the same year-ago quarter. The increase is primarily the result of increased media replacement sales, which grew 554% from $68,000 in Q2 2015 to $445,000 in Q2 2016.

Solid Waste (PWS) revenue in the second quarter of 2016 totaled $56,500 versus $43,900 in the same year-ago quarter. The increase in PWS revenue was due to increased licensing and placement fees and increased revenue from the solid waste disposal segment, representing billings to the PWS-MWS California joint venture.

Gross margins in the second quarter of 2016 increased to 17.5% from 16.2% in the same year-ago quarter. The increase in margin in 2016 is due higher margin media sales and overall improved manpower and equipment utilization in the services segments.

Total operating expenses for the second quarter of 2016 decreased 13% to $3.4 million versus $3.9 million in the second quarter of 2015. The decrease in operating costs of approximately $615,000 is primarily the result of a 1) a 31% decrease in service revenues resulting in a corresponding decrease in service costs of $369,800, 2) a decrease in solid waste costs of approximately $105,500 primarily attributable to a reduction in labor, travel, freight and other costs incurred in Q2 2015 related to the startup and commissioning of a CoronaLux™ unit in Paramount, California.

Net loss attributable to SEER in the second quarter of 2016 totaled $795,900 or ($0.02) per diluted share, compared to net loss of $744,000 or ($0.01) per diluted share in the same year-ago quarter. The net loss was primarily due to the 14% decline in revenues in Q2 2016 versus Q2 2015.

Adjusted EBITDA loss in the second quarter of 2016 totaled $412,000 compared to adjusted EBITDA loss of $525,000 in the same year-ago quarter (see definition and further discussion about the presentation of adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP term, below).

Cash at June 30, 2016, totaled $255,100 compared to $257,100 at December 31, 2015.

Further details about the company's results in the second quarter of 2016 are available in its Quarterly Report Form 10-Q, accessible in the investor relations section of the company's website at www.seer-corp.com.

Conference Call

Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources Chairman and CEO John Combs and CFO Monty Lamirato will host the conference call, followed by a question and answer period. Management will provide both qualitative and quantitative information that will expand on the details provided in this release.

Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m. Eastern time (8:30 a.m. Pacific time)
Toll-free dial-in number: 1-888-452-4023
International dial-in number: 1-719-325-2472
Conference ID: 4675086

Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact MZ Group at 1-949-491-8235.

The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=120451 and via the investor relations section of the company's website at www.seer-corp.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available after 2:30 p.m. Eastern time through September 10, 2016.

Toll-free replay number: 1-877-870-5176
International replay number: 1-858-384-5517
Replay ID: 4675086

Second Quarter 2016 Financial Summary Tables

The following financial information should be read in conjunction with the unaudited financial statements and accompanying notes filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 11, 2016 in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2016, and which can be viewed at www.sec.gov and in the investor relations section of the company's website at www.seer-corp.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

The Company believes that the presentation of results excluding certain items in "Modified EBITDA," such as non-cash equity compensation charges, provides meaningful supplemental information to both management and investors, facilitating the evaluation of performance across reporting periods. The Company uses these non-GAAP measures for internal planning and reporting purposes. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income or net income per share prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Set forth below is a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss):

          
   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended  
   6/30/2016   6/30/2015   6/30/2016   6/30/2015  
Net loss  ($852,800 ) ($895,400 ) ($806,000 ) ($1,472,700 )
Non-controlling interest  56,900   151,400   139,500   272,800  
Net loss applicable to SEER  (795,900 ) (744,000 ) (666,500 ) (1,199,900 )
                  
Interest  154,600   22,000   202,300   39,500  
Depreciation and Amortization  185,800   146,600   380,100   293,300  
                  
EBITDA, including non-controlling interest  (455,500 ) (575,400 ) (84,100 ) (867,100 )
                  
Stock based compensation (option comp, warrant comp, stock issued for services)  42,900   50,400   72,500   148,600  
                  
Modified EBITDA, including non-controlling interest  ($412,600 ) ($525,000 ) ($11,600 ) ($718,500 )
                  
EBITDA, excluding non-controlling interest  ($512,400 ) ($726,800 ) ($223,600 ) ($1,139,900 )
                  
Modified EBITDA, excluding noncontrolling interest  ($469,500 ) ($676,400 ) ($151,100 ) ($991,300 )
             

About Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources, Inc.

Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources, Inc. (SEER) (OTCQB: SENR), identifies, secures, and commercializes patented and proprietary environmental clean technologies in several multibillion dollar sectors (including oil & gas, renewable fuels, and all types of waste management, both solid and gaseous) for the purpose of either destroying/minimizing hazardous waste streams more safely and at lower cost than any competitive alternative, and/or processing the waste for use as a renewable fuel for the benefit of the customers and the environment. SEER has four wholly-owned operating subsidiaries: REGS, LLC; Tactical Cleaning Company, LLC; MV Technologies, LLC and SEER Environmental Materials, LLC; and two majority-owned subsidiaries: Paragon Waste Solutions, LLC; and ReaCH4biogas ("Reach"). For more information about the Company visit: www.seer-corp.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of various provisions of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, commonly identified by such terms as "believes," "looking ahead," "anticipates," "estimates," and other terms with similar meaning. Although the company believes that the assumptions upon which its forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these assumptions will prove to be correct. Such forward-looking statements should not be construed as fact. Statements in this press release regarding future performance or fiscal projections, the cost effectiveness, impact and ability of the Company's products to handle the future needs of customers are forward-looking statements. The information contained in such statements is beyond the ability of the Company to control, and in many cases the Company cannot predict what factors would cause results to differ materially from those indicated in such statements. All forward-looking statements in the press release are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements and by reference to the underlying assumptions.

  
STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL & ENERGY RESOURCES, INC.  
 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 
  
  June 30, 2016   December 31, 2015  
  Unaudited   *  
ASSETS          
Current assets:          
 Cash $255,100   $257,100  
 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $311,800 and $246,500, respectively  1,085,500    1,298,900  
 Costs and estimated earnings in excess billings on uncompleted contracts  89,300    204,000  
 Prepaid expenses and other current assets  894,100    534,000  
  Total current assets  2,324,000    2,294,000  
           
Property and equipment, net  4,116,900    4,331,300  
Intangible assets, net  771,700    786,600  
Asset related to pending settlement (Note 10)  720,000    -  
Other assets  51,900    37,500  
TOTAL ASSETS $7,984,500   $7,449,400  
           
LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY          
Current liabilities:          
 Accounts payable $985,200   $1,382,200  
 Accrued liabilities  925,100    889,500  
 Billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings on uncompleted contracts  950,800    587,900  
 Deferred revenue  144,400    133,900  
 Payroll taxes payable  981,900    970,500  
 Customer deposits  330,000    330,000  
 Current portion of notes payable and capital lease obligations  763,800    660,100  
 Notes payable - related parties, including accrued interest  11,800    31,800  
  Total current liabilities  5,093,000    4,985,900  
           
Deferred revenue, non-current  304,500    337,200  
Notes payable and capital lease obligations, net of current portion  1,083,500    1,161,400  
  Total liabilities  6,481,000    6,484,500  
           
Commitments and contingencies          
           
Stockholders' Equity):          
 Preferred stock; $.001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; -0- shares issued          
 Common stock; $.001 par value; 70,000,000 shares authorized; 54,525,079 and 52,375,079 shares issued and outstanding 2016 and 2015, respectively  54,500
   52,400
 
 Common stock subscribed  25,000    50,000  
 Additional paid-in capital  19,058,300    17,690,900  
 Stock subscription receivable  (25,000 )  (25,000 )
 Accumulated deficit  (16,053,600 )  (15,387,100 )
  Total stockholders' equity  3,059,200    2,381,200  
 Non-controlling interest  (1,555,700 )  (1,416,300 )
  Total equity  1,503,500    964,900  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $7,984,500   $7,449,400  
           
  
STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL & ENERGY RESOURCES, INC.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
 (Unaudited) 
  
         
  For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2016   For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2016  
  2016   2015   2016   2015  
Revenue:                    
 Products $1,132,600   $941,500   $1,705,400   $1,830,500  
 Services  1,372,400    1,993,800    4,232,500    4,570,500  
 Solid waste  56,500    43,900    128,100    71,900  
  Total revenue  2,561,500    2,979,200    6,066,000    6,472,900  
                     
Operating expenses:                    
 Products costs  697,800    588,800    1,065,900    1,254,700  
 Services costs  1,370,900    1,740,700    3,061,200    3,607,100  
 Solid waste costs  61,700    167,200    165,600    295,500  
 General and administrative expenses  480,600    606,900    1,050,300    1,276,200  
 Salaries and related expenses  681,500    751,900    1,372,200    1,475,500  
  Total operating expenses  3,292,200    3,855,500    6,715,200    7,909,000  
                     
Income (loss) from operations  (730,700 )  (876,300 )  (649,200 )  (1,436,100 )
                     
Other income (expense):                    
 Interest expense  (154,600 )  (22,000 )  (202,300 )  (39,500 )
 Other  16,800    2,900    29,800    2,900  
  Total non-operating expense, net  (137,800 )  (19,100 )  (172,500 )  (36,600 )
                     
Net loss before earnings from equity method joint ventures  (868,500 )  (895,400 )  
(821,700
)  (1,472,700 )
                     
Income from equity method joint ventures  15,700    -    15,700    -  
                     
Net income (loss)  (852,800 )  (895,400 )  (806,000 )  (1,472,700 )
Less: Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest  (56,900 )  (151,400 )  (139,500 )  (272,800 )
Net income (loss) attributable to SEER common stockholders  ($795,900 )  ($744,000 )  ($666,500 )  ($1,199,900 )
                     
Net loss per share, basic and diluted $(.02 ) $(.01 ) $(.01 ) $(.02 )
                     
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic and diluted  54,770,134    52,362,000    
54,131,672
   
52,275,400
 
                

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