IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - May 30, 2014) - Universal Bioenergy Inc., (OTC Pink: UBRG) (PINKSHEETS: UBRG), a publicly traded independent diversified energy company, announced today that it has filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for its fiscal third quarter ended March 31, 2014 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Report contains the Company's financial statements, management's discussion and analysis (MD&A), its plans and future outlook and other disclosures. The Results of Operations was excerpted from the Form 10-Q Report.
The Company projects that it will continue to experience significant growth in revenues in the next 12 months through higher sales of natural gas, propane, petroleum products, coal and electric power.
Results of Operations
Our revenues for the three months period ended March 31, 2014, increased significantly compared to the three months period ended March 31, 2013.
Our sales for the three months ended March 31, 2014 were $25,713,759, as compared to $12,400,975 for the same period ended March 31, 2013. This resulted in an increase of $13,312,784 in sales, or 107.35% for the three month period ended March 31, 2014, over the same period last year.
Our sales for the nine months ended March 31, 2014 were $58,291,498, as compared to $41,286,495 for the same period ended March 31, 2013. This resulted in an increase of $17,005,003 in revenues, or 41.19% for the nine month period ended March 31, 2014 over the same period last year.
Our Cost of Sales for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2014 were $25,689,003 and $58,234,315 respectively, as compared to $12,382,943 and $41,224,465 for the same periods in 2013.
We incurred losses of $621,013 for the nine months ended March 31, 2014, and $1,618,898 for the same period in 2013. This resulted in a reduction of $997,885 in our losses, or 61.64% for the nine month period ended March 31, 2014, over the same period last year. Our accumulated deficit since our inception through March 31, 2014 amounts to $22,698,833. We did not issue any common shares for services for this period.
We incurred interest expenses of $409,775 for the nine month period ended March 31, 2014. Excluding the value of the interest expenses of $409,775, this would correspondingly reduce our net loss of $621,013 down to an adjusted net loss of $211,238 for the nine month period ending March 31, 2014. Based on an adjusted net loss of $211,238, this loss equals only 0.0036% of our total revenues of $58,291,498 for the nine month period ended March 31, 2014, as compared to 3.16% for the same period ended 2013.*
Operating Costs and Expenses
Our Cost of Sales for the three months ended March 31, 2014 were $25,689,003 as compared to $12,382,523 for the same period in 2013, and our Cost of Sales for the nine months ended March 31, 2014 were $58,234,315 as compared to $41,224,465 for the same period in 2013. This was an increase of $17,009,850 or 41.20% in our Cost of Sales. Our primary operation is the marketing of natural gas, propane and coal to our customers. Our total operating expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2014 were $188,286, as compared to $292,293 for the same period in 2013, and for the nine months ended March 31, 2014 they were $549,873 as compared to $1,061,553 for the same period in 2013.
We reduced our total operating expenses from $1,061,553 for the nine month period ending March 31, 2013, by a total of $511,680, or by 48.20%, to $549,873 for the period ending March 31, 2014.
Based on our plans for growth and expansion, and increasing revenues through sales of natural and other products, we believe we will soon reduce our net losses down to zero; and then move our company toward solid profitability. Since we are a high growth company, growing by mergers and acquisitions, we generally expect to have corresponding increases in costs reflected in our operating expenses.
Our "total assets" have increased by $3,170,177, or 25.63%, to $15,539,706 for the period ending March 31, 2014, compared to $12,369,529 for the year ended June 30, 2013. This was due to an increase in the amount of our Accounts Receivables from the sales of natural gas
Our working capital requirements increased, and we incurred significant fluctuations in our working capital for this period. This resulted in a working capital deficit of ($1,752,218) for the period ending March 31, 2014, as compared to a working capital deficit of ($1,021,031) for the period ending March 31, 2013. This increased our working capital deficit by $704,187 or by 68.97%. The working capital deficit was primarily due to the costs of pursuing acquisitions, funding of NDR Energy's operating expenses, the amount of funds borrowed from our creditors, purchase of natural gas inventories, our capital spending exceeding our cash flows from operations and from the increase in accrued expenses. The negative working capital for the period ending March 31, 2014, is an occasional event experienced by many companies, and has not had a significant negative effect on our operations. This is due to our ability to raise capital, the contracts we have with our utility customers, their strong S&P credit ratings, and their consistent payment of our invoices on schedule.
The prices and margins in the energy industry are normally volatile, and are driven to a great extent by market forces over which we have no control. Taking into consideration other extenuating factors, as these prices and margins fluctuate, this would result in a corresponding change in our revenues and operating cash flows. Our cash flows for the nine months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 were as follows:
Cash Flows from Operating Activities
Our cash, used in operating activities, for the nine months ended March 31, 2014, was $69,125, as compared to cash used in operating activities of $184,353 for the nine months ended March 31, 2013. The decrease was primarily attributable to amortization of beneficial conversion feature, the accruing certain management salaries, and a reduction of prepaid expenses.
Cash Flows from Investing Activities
Cash used in investing activities for the nine months ended March 31, 2014 was $10,050 as compared to cash provided by investing activities of $30,000 for the nine months ended March 31, 2013.
Cash Flows from Financing Activities
Our cash provided by financing activities for the nine months ended March 31, 2014 was $77,910, as compared to $215,855 for the nine months ended March 31, 2013. The net cash used in financing activities is primarily attributed to our Notes Payables.
Liabilities / Indebtedness
Current liabilities increased to $14,459,309 for the nine months ended March 31, 2014, compared to $11,173,471 for the same period in 2013. This 29.40% increase was primarily due to a $3,229,541 increase in accounts payable from the purchasing costs and supplies of natural gas. Our long term liabilities are $381,332 for the period ending March 31, 2014, compared to $976,248 for the nine months ending March 31, 2013. This resulted in a reduction of $594,916 in our long term liabilities or 60.97%, for the nine month period ended March 31, 2014, over the same period last year. In the past twelve months the Company has significantly reduced its borrowings from its creditors to further reduce its short and long-term debt.
Universal's President Vince M. Guest states, "We are very pleased with the financial and operating results for the third quarter of our fiscal year. The 41.19% increase in sales for this period is a major accomplishment for us and continues to demonstrate the success of our business model. We're very proud of the hard work and efforts of our professional team at Universal and NDR Energy Group for their contributions to improve our financial and operating position this period. Our losses have been reduced, and our long-term debt is down due to our aggressive strategy in reducing our operating expenses and reducing the amount of outside funds we have borrowed from our creditors. Our plans are to continue to increase our revenues, reduce our net losses down to zero and move our company toward solid profitability. This should have a very positive effect on our shareholders."
The full Form 10-Q Quarterly Report is available for viewing on the SEC's website and it is also available at our website at www.universalbioenergy.com Investor Relations, SEC Filings section. *This disclosure of information as presented is a non-GAAP accounting measure, and is not based on GAAP accounting principles or guidelines.
About Universal Bioenergy Inc.
Founded in 2004, Universal Bioenergy Inc., is a publicly traded independent diversified energy company that produces and markets natural gas, petroleum, coal and propane. We market energy resources to the largest public utilities, electric power producers and local gas distribution companies in the U.S., that serve millions of commercial, industrial and residential customers. We are also engaged in the acquisition and development of existing or recently discovered oil and gas fields, leases and surface coal mines. For more information visit www.universalbioenergy.com
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