SOURCE: Thorium Power

August 14, 2008 09:00 ET

Thorium Power Announces $4.3 Million of Revenue for the Second Quarter of 2008; Affirms Full-Year 2008 Revenue Guidance

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - August 14, 2008) - Thorium Power Ltd. (OTCBB: THPW), the leading developer of non-proliferative nuclear fuel technology and provider of comprehensive advisory services for emerging nuclear programs, today provided a quarterly update for the three months ended June 30, 2008.

Revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2008 was $4.3 million. Operating loss for the three months ended June 30, 2008 was $0.6 million. Operating loss for the second quarter included approximately $1.4 million of stock-based compensation. Net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2008 was $1 million. Net loss for the second quarter of 2008 included a markdown of approximately $0.4 million on auction-rate securities to fair value. As of June 30, 2008, the company had approximately $5.2 million of cash and cash equivalents and $2.6 million of working capital.

2008 Revenue Outlook -- For fiscal year 2008, the company anticipates revenues in the range of $22 million to $27 million.

Seth Grae, CEO of Thorium Power, stated, "We are pleased to report that Thorium Power recorded an increase in revenues to $4.3 million for the second quarter of 2008 from our consulting business, up from $3.8 million in the first quarter. Most of the quarter's revenues were derived from a follow-on agreement for consulting and strategic advisory services in the United Arab Emirates. Thorium Power is currently providing strategic advice for the structuring and launch of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), and for the development and launch of an independent nuclear regulatory agency in the UAE - Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR)."

Subsequent to the end of the second quarter, Thorium Power entered into two five-year agreements with the UAE whereby the clients will make a total prepayment of $17 million to Thorium Power covering the first six-month period ending in December 2008 for strategic advisory services. The services provided are consistent with, and a result of, the UAE policy published in April 2008, for the evaluation and potential implementation of peaceful nuclear energy.

Mr. Grae continued, "Growing our business from a pre-revenue company in the second quarter of 2007 to a company now generating $8.1 million for the first six months of 2008 alone, is a major milestone. We have built a solid foundation consisting of recurring revenue and strong cash flow. We also continue to make significant progress in commercializing and licensing our proliferation resistant, low-waste fuel designs to commercial and government owned reactor operators and nuclear fuel fabricators. Our fuel designs have been operating successfully in a research reactor for approximately five years and we continue to move toward additional fuel designs for western reactor-types including the Westinghouse AP-1000 and the AREVA EPR. We have recently expanded our US technology team to enhance our internal capabilities in support of an increased scope of our R&D activities."

Mr. Grae concluded, "Worldwide concerns over energy prices and the environmental harm caused by greenhouse gases have put nuclear power back on the agenda across the globe. The International Atomic Energy Agency has significantly increased its projection of world nuclear generating capacity and now anticipates at least 60 new plants in the next 15 years, making 430 GWe in place in 2020, which is 130 GWe more than projected in 2000. We certainly believe nuclear power generation will play a significant role in meeting growing global energy demand. With that, we have managed to build a team that is complementary of, and positioned to benefit from, the growing trends in the industry."

About Thorium Power, Ltd.

Thorium Power is a pioneering U.S. nuclear energy company based in McLean, VA. The Company develops non-proliferative nuclear fuel technology and provides comprehensive advisory services for emerging nuclear programs based on a philosophy of transparency, non-proliferation, safety and operational excellence. Thorium Power's technologies, which are aimed at both existing and future reactors, include nuclear fuel designs optimized to address key concerns regarding traditional nuclear power, including proliferation of weapons usable nuclear materials and reduction of nuclear waste. The Company maintains a seasoned team with unparalleled experience from the nuclear energy industry, regulatory and government affairs, non-proliferation and diplomacy. It leverages those broad and integrated capabilities by offering consulting and strategic advisory services to commercial entities and governments with a need to establish or expand nuclear industry capabilities and infrastructure. Thorium Power also maintains long-standing relationships with leading Russian nuclear entities, providing expert resources and facilities for its nuclear fuel development activities. The Company seeks and forms partnerships with participants in the global nuclear industry, allowing it to address a wide range of international opportunities.

DISCLAIMER

This press release may include certain statements that are not descriptions of historical facts, but are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may include the description of our plans and objectives for future operations, assumptions underlying such plans and objectives, statements regarding revenues in the range of $22 million to $27 million and other statements identified by forward-looking terminology such as "may," "expects," "believes," "anticipates," "intends," "expects," "projects" or similar terms, variations of such terms or the negative of such terms. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements made herein. Such information is based upon various assumptions made by, and expectations of, our management that were reasonable when made but may prove to be incorrect. All of such assumptions are inherently subject to significant economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies beyond our control and upon assumptions with respect to the future business decisions which are subject to change. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that actual results will meet expectations and actual results may vary (perhaps materially) from certain of the results anticipated herein. Reference is made to the risk factors contained in our latest annual report as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These factors may cause actual results to vary from the forward-looking statements contained in this release.

Further information is available on Thorium Power, Ltd.'s website at http://www.thoriumpower.com.

                            Thorium Power Ltd.
                  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets


                                                 June 30      December 31
                                                   2008,          2007,
                                               (Unaudited)
                                               ------------   ------------
                      ASSETS

  Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents                      $  5,185,597   $  9,907,691
Prepaid expenses & other current assets             216,131        204,035
Deferred project costs                                    -        371,631
                                               ------------   ------------
  Total Current Assets                            5,401,728     10,483,357

Property Plant and Equipment - net                   27,209         30,676

  Other Assets
Marketable securities - available for sale        1,674,849              -
Patent costs - net                                  217,875        217,875
Security deposits                                   140,467          2,049
                                               ------------   ------------
  Total Other Assets                              2,033,191        219,924
                                               ------------   ------------

Total Assets                                   $  7,462,128   $ 10,733,957
                                               ============   ============

      Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

  Current Liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities       $  2,799,489   $  2,122,649
Current portion long term debt                            -          4,651
Customer deposit and other current liabilities       13,191      1,206,875
Deferred revenue                                          -      3,793,125
                                               ------------   ------------
  Total Current Liabilities                       2,812,680      7,127,300

Notes Payable - long term                                 -          5,782
                                               ------------   ------------

Total Liabilities                                 2,812,680      7,133,082

Stockholders' Equity
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 50,000,000
 authorized shares, no shares issued and
 outstanding                                              -              -
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 500,000,000
 authorized, 299,395,310 shares issued and
 outstanding at June 30, 2008 and 299,014,182
 shares issued and outstanding at
 December 31, 2007                                  299,395        299,014
Additional paid in capital - stock and stock
 equivalents                                     44,530,174     41,791,735
Accumulated deficit                             (40,415,637)   (38,630,572)
Common stock reserved for issuance, 2,127,626
 shares and 2,000,000 shares at June 30, 2008
 and December 31, 2007, respectively                626,373        590,000
Accumulated other comprehensive income               26,628         30,143
Deferred stock compensation                        (417,485)      (479,445)
                                               ------------   ------------
Total Stockholders' Equity                        4,649,448      3,600,875
                                               ------------   ------------

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity     $  7,462,128   $ 10,733,957
                                               ============   ============




                            Thorium Power Ltd.
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss


                         Six Months Ended           Three Months Ended
                             June 30,                    June 30,
                           (Unaudited)                 (Unaudited)
                    --------------------------  --------------------------
                        2008          2007          2008          2007
                    ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Revenue:
Consulting revenue  $  8,116,625  $          -  $  4,301,500  $          -
                    ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Total Revenue          8,116,625             -     4,301,500             -

Cost of  Consulting
 Services Provided     3,384,566             -     1,736,562             -
                    ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------

Gross Margin           4,732,059             -     2,564,938             -

Operating Expenses
  General and
   administrative      3,116,988     2,793,733     1,597,941     1,265,340
  Research and
   development
   expenses              285,449       155,471       154,788       129,402
  Stock-based
   compensation        2,787,178     2,454,734     1,423,376     1,119,217
                    ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Total Operating
 Expenses              6,189,615     5,403,938     3,176,105     2,513,959
                    ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------

Operating loss        (1,457,556)   (5,403,938)     (611,167)   (2,513,959)

Other Income and
 (Expenses)
  Interest income        143,180       216,936        53,898       104,350
  Realized loss on
   marketable
   securities           (438,750)            -      (438,750)            -
  Other expenses               -       (58,600)            -       (58,600)
                    ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Total Other Income
 and Expenses           (295,570)      158,336      (384,852)       45,750
                    ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------

Net loss before
 income taxes         (1,753,126)   (5,245,602)     (996,019)   (2,468,209)

Income taxes              31,939             -         1,111             -
                    ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------

Net loss              (1,785,065)   (5,245,602)     (997,130)   (2,468,209)

Other Comprehensive
 Income (Loss)
Unrealized gain
 (loss) marketable
 securities               (3,515)         (657)      128,208        (8,063)
                    ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------

Total Comprehensive
 Loss               $ (1,788,580) $ (5,246,259) $   (899,750) $ (2,476,272)
                    ============  ============  ============  ============

Net Loss Per Common
 Share, Basic and
 diluted            $      (0.01) $      (0.02) $      (0.00) $      (0.01)
                    ============  ============  ============  ============

Weighted Average
 Number of shares
 outstanding for
 the period used to
 compute per share
 data                299,215,481   295,979,377   299,366,947   296,784,409
                    ============  ============  ============  ============




                             Thorium Power Ltd.
              Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows


                                                     Six Months Ended
                                                         June 30
                                                       (Unaudited)
                                               ---------------------------
                                                   2008           2007
                                               ------------   ------------
Operating Activities:
Net Loss                                       $ (1,785,065)  $ (5,245,602)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss from
 operations to net cash used in operating
 activities:
Shares issued for other than cash for payment
 of expenses                                      2,787,178      2,645,051
Depreciation and amortization                         3,467          4,142
Amortization of deferred revenue                 (3,793,125)             -
Amortization of deferred project costs            3,384,566              -
Changes in non-cash operating working capital
 items:
Prepaid expenses and other current assets           (12,096)       287,776
Security deposits                                  (138,418)             -
Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and
 other current liabilities                          673,325       (941,672)
Other current liabilities                        (1,193,684)             -
Deferred project costs                           (3,012,935)             -
                                               ------------   ------------
Net Cash Used In Operating Activities            (3,086,787)    (3,250,305)

Investing Activities:
Net Cash Used In Investing Activities                     -              -

Financing Activities:
Proceeds from issue of common shares                 49,975              -
Payments on notes payable and other                 (10,433)        (2,515)
                                               ------------   ------------
Net Cash Provided By (Used In) Financing
 Activities                                          39,542         (2,515)
                                               ------------   ------------

Net Decrease In Cash and Cash Equivalents        (3,047,245)    (3,252,820)

Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of Period    9,907,691     10,927,775
Reclassification of cash equivalents to
 marketable securities - available for sale      (1,674,849)             -
                                               ------------   ------------

Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Period       $  5,185,597   $  7,674,955
                                               ============   ============

Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow
 Information
Cash paid during the year:
Interest paid                                  $        183   $        524
                                               ============   ============
Income taxes paid                              $     31,939   $          0
                                               ============   ============
Non-cash transactions
Conversion of liabilities to equity            $          -   $  1,410,884
                                               ============   ============

Contact Information

  • Contact for more information:
    Peter Charles
    Thorium Power, Ltd.
    Tel: (703) 918-4932
    Email: Email Contact