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ZBB Energy Reports Third Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2012




Tuesday, 08 May 2012

ZBB Energy Corporation ( NYSE Amex : ZBB), the leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms, reported revenues of $1,645,291 and $3,724,069 for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2012, respectively, representing increases of $1,439,320 and $3,283,417, or 699% and 745%, compared to the corresponding fiscal 2011 periods. Net loss on the basis of accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) was $3.47 million or $0.09 per share and $7.88 million or $0.23 per share in the three and nine months ended March 31, 2012, respectively, compared to $2.9 million and $6.7 million, or $0.12 and $0.33 per share in the three and nine months ended March 31, 2011, respectively.
Revenues of $1,645,291 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 included product revenue of $929,925 shipped during the quarter and $715,366 of engineering and development revenues related to the Honam collaboration and the major U.S. technology research partnership.
Revenues of $3,724,069 for the nine months ended March 31, 2012 included $2.1 million of revenue from our collaboration agreement with Honam Petrochemical, $200,000 of revenue from our U.S. strategic development partner and product revenues of $1,396,953. We started shipping ZBB EnerSystems™ in February 2012, we acquired Tier Electronics in January 2011 and we commenced our collaboration agreement with Honam in April 2011.
Total costs and expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 were $5,195,479 and $3,179,828, respectively. This increase of $2,015,651 was primarily due to the following:

  • $752,330 of costs of product sales in fiscal third quarter 2012 compared to $221,463 in the same year-ago period was due to an increase in commercial product sales.
  • $517,414 of costs of engineering and development in fiscal third quarter 2012 compared to zero costs in the same year-ago period was due to activities related to engineering and development agreements.
  • Increase in advanced engineering and development expenses of $761,657 was due to an increase in the company's engineering and development activities for its ZBB EnerStore™ and ZBB EnerSection™ systems, which include preproduction development and pilot plant operations.
  • Increase in depreciation and amortization expenses of $185,561 was primarily due to the amortization of intangible assets related to the Tier acquisition beginning in January 2011 and equipment purchases.

Due to the above, the company's net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was $3,472,885 compared to $2,868,789 net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2011.
Total costs and expenses for the nine months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 were $11,736,075 and $7,212,991, respectively. This increase of $4,523,084 was primarily due to the following:

  • $1,096,621 of costs of product sales during the fiscal third quarter 2012 compared to $300,521 the same year-ago period was due to an increase in commercial product sales.
  • $998,521 of costs of engineering and development in the fiscal third quarter 2012 period compared to zero costs in same year-ago period was due to activities related to engineering and development agreements, including the Honam and U.S. strategic partner contracts.
  • Increase in advanced engineering and development expenses in the fiscal third quarter 2012 of $1,221,537 was due to an increase in the company's engineering and development activities for its ZBB EnerStore and ZBB EnerSection systems, which include preproduction development and pilot plant operations.
  • Increase in selling, general, and administrative expenses in the fiscal third quarter 2012 of $762,850 was due primarily to a planned increase in sales, marketing and administrative personnel, which resulted in an increase in salaries and related expense of $312,000 and an increase of $541,000 due to the inclusion of Tier Electronics for nine months in fiscal 2012 compared to two months in fiscal 2011.
  • Increase in depreciation and amortization expenses of $744,076 was primarily due to the amortization of intangible assets related to the Tier acquisition beginning in January 2011, as well as property, plant and equipment additions.

Due to the above, the company's net loss for the nine months ended March 31, 2012 was $7,878,643 compared to $6,741,364 net loss for the nine months ended March 31, 2011.
The company's cash balance at the end of the quarter was $906,765. The company's current cash balance as of the date of this earnings release is $2 million. Current backlog exceeds $6.2 million, including product backlog of $5.6 million and engineering contract backlog of $600,000. After booking record shipments in Q3, product backlog has increased by $200,000 since the company's last earnings call.
Recent company accomplishments since the beginning of Q3 include:

  • Record revenue of $1.6 million, reflecting emergence from developmental stage to pre-commercial sales.
  • Initial shipments of ZBB EnerStore next generation proprietary flow battery system and ZBB EnerSection systems.
  • 25kw ZBB EnerSection ETL certified to UL1741 standards (for seamless grid interface), with substantial progress towards certification of 60kw and 125kw models.
  • Awarded a $171,000 contract to deliver transportable power management system to the Department of Defense.
  • ZBB Energy's China joint venture company, Anhui Meineng Store Energy Co., Ltd., received official business license registration.
  • Received a $426,000 component product order from Anhui Meineng Store Energy Co., Ltd.
  • Awarded $621,000 contract for a ZBB EnerSystem microgrid installation at Pearl Harbor as part of the DoD SPIDERS program.
  • Completed $3.0 million equity financing in early February.
  • Completed $2.4 million subordinated debt financing May 2.
  • Filed for S-1 public offering in late February for a $10 million underwritten public offering.
  • Terminated the Socius CG II, Ltd. financing instrument in early May.

The company closed a $2.4 million convertible debt financing on May 2, 2012. This financing provides the company with necessary working capital to fund increasing production through FY 2012. During the fourth quarter of FY 2012, the company expects to raise an incremental $10 million in a public stock offering. In connection with this financing, on May 7, 2012 we sent a notice to Socius CG II, Ltd. terminating our financing agreement.
"Our record revenue in the third fiscal quarter was driven by the inaugural shipments of our new flagship products," said Eric Apfelbach, ZBB Energy's President and CEO. "The unique capabilities of our products continue to receive market validation, as demonstrated by our recent contract win to supply intelligent power management and storage for the SPIDERS microgrid program, a major U.S. Department of Defense energy security initiative that involves multiple government agencies, state governments and public utilities.
"It is clear from what we see in our target markets and the industry forecasts that we are at the beginning of a huge growth phase in the global energy storage market. ZBB has positioned itself in the top growth markets in the world with the most compelling products. We have also structured our supply chain and production facilities to support a continued ramp up in sales and meet our targets for increasing gross margins and achieving EBITDA breakeven."
"As we look ahead to the end of this current quarter and into fiscal 2013," Apfelbach continued, "we expect revenue to continue to increase quarterly, fueled by increased design wins in our target segments that have repeat order potential. In addition, we expect to gain even more leverage in our sales channel through our current and future industry and JV partners. As of the close of the third fiscal quarter, our sales pipeline was estimated at over $30 million."
Conference Call and Webcast
ZBB Energy will hold a conference call to discuss its financial results later today, Monday, May 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time. Management will host the presentation, followed by a question and answer period.
Date: Monday, May 7, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m. Eastern time (10:00 a.m. Central time)
Dial-In Number: 1-800-946-0706
International: 1-719-457-2632
Conference ID#: 4406877
The conference call will be broadcast simultaneously and available for replay here and via the investor section of the company's Web site at www.zbbenergy.com.
Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization and ask you to wait until the call begins. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact the Liolios Group at 949-574-3860.
A replay of the call will be available after 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on the same day and until June 7, 2012:
Toll-free replay number: 1-888-203-1112
International replay number: 1-719-457-0820
Replay pin number: 4406877
About ZBB Energy Corporation
ZBB Energy Corporation ( NYSE Amex : ZBB) designs, develops, and manufactures advanced energy storage, power electronic systems, and engineered custom and semi-custom products targeted at the growing global need for distributed renewable energy, energy efficiency, power quality, and grid modernization. ZBB and its power electronics subsidiary, Tier Electronics, LLC have developed a portfolio of integrated power management platforms that combine advanced power and energy controls plus energy storage to optimize renewable energy sources and conventional power inputs whether connected to the grid or not. Tier Electronics participates in the energy efficiency markets through their hybrid vehicle control systems, and power quality markets with their line of regulation solutions. Together, these platforms solve a wide range of electrical system challenges in global markets for utility, governmental, commercial, industrial and residential end customers. Founded in 1998, ZBB's platforms ensure optimal efficiencies today, while offering the flexibility to adapt and scale to future requirements. ZBB's corporate offices and production facilities are located in Menomonee Falls, WI, USA with offices also located in Perth, Western Australia. For more information, visit: http://www.zbbenergy.com
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ZBB ENERGY CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

March 31, 2012
(Unaudited)

June 30, 2011

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$
906,765

$
2,910,595

Accounts receivable, net

565,289

171,622

Inventories

2,255,840

1,662,850

Prepaid and other current assets

167,509

56,462

Refundable income tax credit

157,173

164,640

Total current assets

4,052,576

4,966,169

Long-term assets:

Property, plant and equipment, net

5,791,033

4,766,871

Deferred offering and financing costs

93,579

-

Investment in investee company

1,530,010

-

Intangible assets, net

1,325,620

1,811,507

Goodwill

803,079

803,079

Total assets

$
13,595,897

$
12,347,626

Liabilities and Equity

Current liabilities:

Bank loans and notes payable

$
1,126,832

$
779,088

Accounts payable

1,745,704

961,221

Accrued expenses

476,118

695,273

Deferred revenues

1,637,122

1,528,482

Accrued compensation and benefits

188,829

289,996

Total current liabilities

5,174,605

4,254,060

Long-term liabilities:

Bank loans and notes payable

3,060,039

3,937,056

Total liabilities

8,234,644

8,191,116

Equity

Series A preferred stock ($0.01 par value, $10,000 face value)

6,283,517

3,715,470

Common stock ($0.01 par value); 150,000,000 authorized

410,551

299,124

Additional paid-in capital

68,334,658

60,777,286

Notes receivable - common stock

(6,273,043
)

(3,707,799
)

Treasury stock - 0 and 13,833 shares, respectively

-

(11,136
)

Accumulated deficit

(63,222,326
)

(55,343,683
)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(1,586,927
)

(1,572,752
)

Total ZBB Energy Corporation Equity

3,946,430

4,156,510

Noncontrolling interest

1,414,823

-

Total equity

5,361,253

4,156,510

Total liabilities and equity

$
13,595,897

$
12,347,626

ZBB ENERGY CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

Three months ended
March 31,

Nine months ended
March 31,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Revenues

Product sales

$
929,925

$
205,971

$
1,396,953

$
255,713

Engineering and development

715,366

-

2,327,116

184,939

Total Revenues

1,645,291

205,971

3,724,069

440,652

Costs and Expenses

Cost of product sales

752,330

221,463

1,096,621

300,521

Cost of engineering and development

517,414

-

998,521

-

Advanced engineering and development

2,073,651

1,311,994

3,959,386

2,737,849

Selling, general, and administrative

1,446,038

1,425,886

4,545,725

3,782,875

Depreciation and amortization

406,046

220,485

1,135,822

391,746

Total Costs and Expenses

5,195,479

3,179,828

11,736,075

7,212,991

Loss from Operations

(3,550,188
)

(2,973,857
)

(8,012,006
)

(6,772,339
)

Other Income (Expense)

Equity in income (loss) of investee company

(702
)

-

(59,412
)

-

Interest income

2,842

2,021

12,810

6,231

Interest expense

(56,503
)

(76,953
)

(174,994
)

(155,829
)

Other income

-

-

4,263

573

Total Other Income (Expense)

(54,363
)

(74,932
)

(217,333
)

(149,025
)

Loss before provision (benefit) for Income Taxes

(3,604,551
)

(3,048,789
)

(8,229,339
)

(6,921,364
)

Provision (benefit) for Income Taxes

(37,657
)

(180,000
)

(219,457
)

(180,000
)

Net loss

(3,566,894
)

(2,868,789
)

(8,009,882
)

(6,741,364
)

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

94,009

-

131,239

-

Net Loss Attributable to ZBB Energy Corporation

$
(3,472,885
)

$
(2,868,789
)

$
(7,878,643
)

$
(6,741,364 )

Net Loss per share-

Basic and diluted

$
(0.09
)

$
(0.12
)

$
(0.23
)

$
(0.33
)

Weighted average shares-basic and diluted:

Basic

39,543,145

24,384,459

34,555,882

20,343,159

Diluted

39,543,145

24,384,459

34,555,882

20,343,159

ZBB ENERGY CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

Nine months ended March 31,

2012

2011

Cash flows from operating activities

Net loss

$
(8,009,882
)

$
(6,741,364
)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

572,935

258,088

Amortization of intangible assets

562,887

133,658

Stock-based compensation

918,080

602,003

Equity in loss of investee company

59,412

-

Changes in assets and liabilities

Accounts receivable

(393,667
)

56,737

Inventories

(669,990
)

(337,621
)

Prepaids and other current assets

(111,047
)

59,742

Refundable income taxes

7,467

(180,000
)

Accounts payable

784,483

68,853

Accrued compensation and benefits

(101,167
)

(140,851
)

Accrued expenses

(217,668
)

35,333

Deferred revenues

108,640

245,587

Net cash used in operating activities

(6,489,517
)

(5,939,835
)

Cash flows from investing activities

Expenditures for property and equipment

(1,597,097 )

(772,892
)

Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired

-

(225,922
)

Investment in investee company

(1,589,422
)

-

Net cash used in investing activities

(3,186,519
)

(998,814
)

Cash flows from financing activities

Proceeds from bank loans and notes payable

-

1,300,000

Repayments of bank loans and notes payable

(529,273
)

(306,744
)

Proceeds from issuance of debenture notes payable

-

517,168

Proceeds from issuance of Series A preferred stock

2,197,240

3,030,000

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

5,052,401

3,077,582

Common stock issuance costs

(484,983
)

-

Deferred offering and financing costs

(93,579
)

Proceeds from noncontrolling interest

1,546,062

-

Net cash provided by financing activities

7,687,868

7,618,006

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(15,662
)

9,545

Net (increase) decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(2,003,830
)

688,902

Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period

2,910,595

1,235,635

Cash and cash equivalents - end of period

$
906,765

$
1,924,537

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ZBB Energy Reports Third Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2012




Tuesday, 08 May 2012

ZBB Energy Corporation ( NYSE Amex : ZBB), the leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms, reported revenues of $1,645,291 and $3,724,069 for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2012, respectively, representing increases of $1,439,320 and $3,283,417, or 699% and 745%, compared to the corresponding fiscal 2011 periods. Net loss on the basis of accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) was $3.47 million or $0.09 per share and $7.88 million or $0.23 per share in the three and nine months ended March 31, 2012, respectively, compared to $2.9 million and $6.7 million, or $0.12 and $0.33 per share in the three and nine months ended March 31, 2011, respectively.
Revenues of $1,645,291 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 included product revenue of $929,925 shipped during the quarter and $715,366 of engineering and development revenues related to the Honam collaboration and the major U.S. technology research partnership.
Revenues of $3,724,069 for the nine months ended March 31, 2012 included $2.1 million of revenue from our collaboration agreement with Honam Petrochemical, $200,000 of revenue from our U.S. strategic development partner and product revenues of $1,396,953. We started shipping ZBB EnerSystems™ in February 2012, we acquired Tier Electronics in January 2011 and we commenced our collaboration agreement with Honam in April 2011.
Total costs and expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 were $5,195,479 and $3,179,828, respectively. This increase of $2,015,651 was primarily due to the following:

  • $752,330 of costs of product sales in fiscal third quarter 2012 compared to $221,463 in the same year-ago period was due to an increase in commercial product sales.
  • $517,414 of costs of engineering and development in fiscal third quarter 2012 compared to zero costs in the same year-ago period was due to activities related to engineering and development agreements.
  • Increase in advanced engineering and development expenses of $761,657 was due to an increase in the company's engineering and development activities for its ZBB EnerStore™ and ZBB EnerSection™ systems, which include preproduction development and pilot plant operations.
  • Increase in depreciation and amortization expenses of $185,561 was primarily due to the amortization of intangible assets related to the Tier acquisition beginning in January 2011 and equipment purchases.

Due to the above, the company's net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was $3,472,885 compared to $2,868,789 net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2011.
Total costs and expenses for the nine months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 were $11,736,075 and $7,212,991, respectively. This increase of $4,523,084 was primarily due to the following:

  • $1,096,621 of costs of product sales during the fiscal third quarter 2012 compared to $300,521 the same year-ago period was due to an increase in commercial product sales.
  • $998,521 of costs of engineering and development in the fiscal third quarter 2012 period compared to zero costs in same year-ago period was due to activities related to engineering and development agreements, including the Honam and U.S. strategic partner contracts.
  • Increase in advanced engineering and development expenses in the fiscal third quarter 2012 of $1,221,537 was due to an increase in the company's engineering and development activities for its ZBB EnerStore and ZBB EnerSection systems, which include preproduction development and pilot plant operations.
  • Increase in selling, general, and administrative expenses in the fiscal third quarter 2012 of $762,850 was due primarily to a planned increase in sales, marketing and administrative personnel, which resulted in an increase in salaries and related expense of $312,000 and an increase of $541,000 due to the inclusion of Tier Electronics for nine months in fiscal 2012 compared to two months in fiscal 2011.
  • Increase in depreciation and amortization expenses of $744,076 was primarily due to the amortization of intangible assets related to the Tier acquisition beginning in January 2011, as well as property, plant and equipment additions.

Due to the above, the company's net loss for the nine months ended March 31, 2012 was $7,878,643 compared to $6,741,364 net loss for the nine months ended March 31, 2011.
The company's cash balance at the end of the quarter was $906,765. The company's current cash balance as of the date of this earnings release is $2 million. Current backlog exceeds $6.2 million, including product backlog of $5.6 million and engineering contract backlog of $600,000. After booking record shipments in Q3, product backlog has increased by $200,000 since the company's last earnings call.
Recent company accomplishments since the beginning of Q3 include:

  • Record revenue of $1.6 million, reflecting emergence from developmental stage to pre-commercial sales.
  • Initial shipments of ZBB EnerStore next generation proprietary flow battery system and ZBB EnerSection systems.
  • 25kw ZBB EnerSection ETL certified to UL1741 standards (for seamless grid interface), with substantial progress towards certification of 60kw and 125kw models.
  • Awarded a $171,000 contract to deliver transportable power management system to the Department of Defense.
  • ZBB Energy's China joint venture company, Anhui Meineng Store Energy Co., Ltd., received official business license registration.
  • Received a $426,000 component product order from Anhui Meineng Store Energy Co., Ltd.
  • Awarded $621,000 contract for a ZBB EnerSystem microgrid installation at Pearl Harbor as part of the DoD SPIDERS program.
  • Completed $3.0 million equity financing in early February.
  • Completed $2.4 million subordinated debt financing May 2.
  • Filed for S-1 public offering in late February for a $10 million underwritten public offering.
  • Terminated the Socius CG II, Ltd. financing instrument in early May.

The company closed a $2.4 million convertible debt financing on May 2, 2012. This financing provides the company with necessary working capital to fund increasing production through FY 2012. During the fourth quarter of FY 2012, the company expects to raise an incremental $10 million in a public stock offering. In connection with this financing, on May 7, 2012 we sent a notice to Socius CG II, Ltd. terminating our financing agreement.
"Our record revenue in the third fiscal quarter was driven by the inaugural shipments of our new flagship products," said Eric Apfelbach, ZBB Energy's President and CEO. "The unique capabilities of our products continue to receive market validation, as demonstrated by our recent contract win to supply intelligent power management and storage for the SPIDERS microgrid program, a major U.S. Department of Defense energy security initiative that involves multiple government agencies, state governments and public utilities.
"It is clear from what we see in our target markets and the industry forecasts that we are at the beginning of a huge growth phase in the global energy storage market. ZBB has positioned itself in the top growth markets in the world with the most compelling products. We have also structured our supply chain and production facilities to support a continued ramp up in sales and meet our targets for increasing gross margins and achieving EBITDA breakeven."
"As we look ahead to the end of this current quarter and into fiscal 2013," Apfelbach continued, "we expect revenue to continue to increase quarterly, fueled by increased design wins in our target segments that have repeat order potential. In addition, we expect to gain even more leverage in our sales channel through our current and future industry and JV partners. As of the close of the third fiscal quarter, our sales pipeline was estimated at over $30 million."
Conference Call and Webcast
ZBB Energy will hold a conference call to discuss its financial results later today, Monday, May 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time. Management will host the presentation, followed by a question and answer period.
Date: Monday, May 7, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m. Eastern time (10:00 a.m. Central time)
Dial-In Number: 1-800-946-0706
International: 1-719-457-2632
Conference ID#: 4406877
The conference call will be broadcast simultaneously and available for replay here and via the investor section of the company's Web site at www.zbbenergy.com.
Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization and ask you to wait until the call begins. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact the Liolios Group at 949-574-3860.
A replay of the call will be available after 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on the same day and until June 7, 2012:
Toll-free replay number: 1-888-203-1112
International replay number: 1-719-457-0820
Replay pin number: 4406877
About ZBB Energy Corporation
ZBB Energy Corporation ( NYSE Amex : ZBB) designs, develops, and manufactures advanced energy storage, power electronic systems, and engineered custom and semi-custom products targeted at the growing global need for distributed renewable energy, energy efficiency, power quality, and grid modernization. ZBB and its power electronics subsidiary, Tier Electronics, LLC have developed a portfolio of integrated power management platforms that combine advanced power and energy controls plus energy storage to optimize renewable energy sources and conventional power inputs whether connected to the grid or not. Tier Electronics participates in the energy efficiency markets through their hybrid vehicle control systems, and power quality markets with their line of regulation solutions. Together, these platforms solve a wide range of electrical system challenges in global markets for utility, governmental, commercial, industrial and residential end customers. Founded in 1998, ZBB's platforms ensure optimal efficiencies today, while offering the flexibility to adapt and scale to future requirements. ZBB's corporate offices and production facilities are located in Menomonee Falls, WI, USA with offices also located in Perth, Western Australia. For more information, visit: http://www.zbbenergy.com
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ZBB ENERGY CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

March 31, 2012
(Unaudited)

June 30, 2011

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$
906,765

$
2,910,595

Accounts receivable, net

565,289

171,622

Inventories

2,255,840

1,662,850

Prepaid and other current assets

167,509

56,462

Refundable income tax credit

157,173

164,640

Total current assets

4,052,576

4,966,169

Long-term assets:

Property, plant and equipment, net

5,791,033

4,766,871

Deferred offering and financing costs

93,579

-

Investment in investee company

1,530,010

-

Intangible assets, net

1,325,620

1,811,507

Goodwill

803,079

803,079

Total assets

$
13,595,897

$
12,347,626

Liabilities and Equity

Current liabilities:

Bank loans and notes payable

$
1,126,832

$
779,088

Accounts payable

1,745,704

961,221

Accrued expenses

476,118

695,273

Deferred revenues

1,637,122

1,528,482

Accrued compensation and benefits

188,829

289,996

Total current liabilities

5,174,605

4,254,060

Long-term liabilities:

Bank loans and notes payable

3,060,039

3,937,056

Total liabilities

8,234,644

8,191,116

Equity

Series A preferred stock ($0.01 par value, $10,000 face value)

6,283,517

3,715,470

Common stock ($0.01 par value); 150,000,000 authorized

410,551

299,124

Additional paid-in capital

68,334,658

60,777,286

Notes receivable - common stock

(6,273,043
)

(3,707,799
)

Treasury stock - 0 and 13,833 shares, respectively

-

(11,136
)

Accumulated deficit

(63,222,326
)

(55,343,683
)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(1,586,927
)

(1,572,752
)

Total ZBB Energy Corporation Equity

3,946,430

4,156,510

Noncontrolling interest

1,414,823

-

Total equity

5,361,253

4,156,510

Total liabilities and equity

$
13,595,897

$
12,347,626

ZBB ENERGY CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

Three months ended
March 31,

Nine months ended
March 31,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Revenues

Product sales

$
929,925

$
205,971

$
1,396,953

$
255,713

Engineering and development

715,366

-

2,327,116

184,939

Total Revenues

1,645,291

205,971

3,724,069

440,652

Costs and Expenses

Cost of product sales

752,330

221,463

1,096,621

300,521

Cost of engineering and development

517,414

-

998,521

-

Advanced engineering and development

2,073,651

1,311,994

3,959,386

2,737,849

Selling, general, and administrative

1,446,038

1,425,886

4,545,725

3,782,875

Depreciation and amortization

406,046

220,485

1,135,822

391,746

Total Costs and Expenses

5,195,479

3,179,828

11,736,075

7,212,991

Loss from Operations

(3,550,188
)

(2,973,857
)

(8,012,006
)

(6,772,339
)

Other Income (Expense)

Equity in income (loss) of investee company

(702
)

-

(59,412
)

-

Interest income

2,842

2,021

12,810

6,231

Interest expense

(56,503
)

(76,953
)

(174,994
)

(155,829
)

Other income

-

-

4,263

573

Total Other Income (Expense)

(54,363
)

(74,932
)

(217,333
)

(149,025
)

Loss before provision (benefit) for Income Taxes

(3,604,551
)

(3,048,789
)

(8,229,339
)

(6,921,364
)

Provision (benefit) for Income Taxes

(37,657
)

(180,000
)

(219,457
)

(180,000
)

Net loss

(3,566,894
)

(2,868,789
)

(8,009,882
)

(6,741,364
)

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

94,009

-

131,239

-

Net Loss Attributable to ZBB Energy Corporation

$
(3,472,885
)

$
(2,868,789
)

$
(7,878,643
)

$
(6,741,364 )

Net Loss per share-

Basic and diluted

$
(0.09
)

$
(0.12
)

$
(0.23
)

$
(0.33
)

Weighted average shares-basic and diluted:

Basic

39,543,145

24,384,459

34,555,882

20,343,159

Diluted

39,543,145

24,384,459

34,555,882

20,343,159

ZBB ENERGY CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

Nine months ended March 31,

2012

2011

Cash flows from operating activities

Net loss

$
(8,009,882
)

$
(6,741,364
)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

572,935

258,088

Amortization of intangible assets

562,887

133,658

Stock-based compensation

918,080

602,003

Equity in loss of investee company

59,412

-

Changes in assets and liabilities

Accounts receivable

(393,667
)

56,737

Inventories

(669,990
)

(337,621
)

Prepaids and other current assets

(111,047
)

59,742

Refundable income taxes

7,467

(180,000
)

Accounts payable

784,483

68,853

Accrued compensation and benefits

(101,167
)

(140,851
)

Accrued expenses

(217,668
)

35,333

Deferred revenues

108,640

245,587

Net cash used in operating activities

(6,489,517
)

(5,939,835
)

Cash flows from investing activities

Expenditures for property and equipment

(1,597,097 )

(772,892
)

Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired

-

(225,922
)

Investment in investee company

(1,589,422
)

-

Net cash used in investing activities

(3,186,519
)

(998,814
)

Cash flows from financing activities

Proceeds from bank loans and notes payable

-

1,300,000

Repayments of bank loans and notes payable

(529,273
)

(306,744
)

Proceeds from issuance of debenture notes payable

-

517,168

Proceeds from issuance of Series A preferred stock

2,197,240

3,030,000

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

5,052,401

3,077,582

Common stock issuance costs

(484,983
)

-

Deferred offering and financing costs

(93,579
)

Proceeds from noncontrolling interest

1,546,062

-

Net cash provided by financing activities

7,687,868

7,618,006

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(15,662
)

9,545

Net (increase) decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(2,003,830
)

688,902

Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period

2,910,595

1,235,635

Cash and cash equivalents - end of period

$
906,765

$
1,924,537

Author: Anonymous

Focus should be on renewable energy: Kalam - MSN India

Source Name: 
MSN India - http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=250009315
Source Url: 
http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=250009315

Karaikudi (TN), May 6 (PTI) Advocating the need for energy security, former president A P J Abdul Kalam today said India''s power requirement would increase to four lakh MW by 2030 and focus should be on renewable energy generation to meet the situation.With the growing population, by 2030 the country would have a population of 1.4 billion and the energy requirement would increase from 1,99,000 MW to 4,00,000 MW, he said inaugurating the Centre for Innovation in Energy Research at the Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI) here.In order to meet the same, one should look into possibility of energy security by minimizing energy utility and wastage, he said.Focus should be on the production of renewable energy in the form of wind, bio-fuel and solar energy, he said, adding that hydro drive model may be considered seriously by Indian scientists.Talking about Energy Mission 2030, he said affordability, minimisation of dependence on fossil fuel and energy Vs environment were to be considered seriously. Solar energy should be used for agricultural purpose.Desalination of sea water need to be thought of to meet the shortage of drinking and irrigation water.CECRI Director Vijayamohanan K Pillai said in the last two decades, CECRI had significantly contributed to basic and fundamental aspects of Electrochemical Science and Technology, notably in areas of energy generation (batteries and fuel cells and ultra capacitors) and storage, corrosion and its mitigation, nano materials and bio-sensors."We have a CSIR 800 programme primarily for the benefit of rural communities with respect to affordable health, clean water and environment," he said.

Author: Anonymous

Focus should be on renewable energy: Kalam - MSN India

Source Name: 
MSN India - http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=250009315
Source Url: 
http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=250009315

Karaikudi (TN), May 6 (PTI) Advocating the need for energy security, former president A P J Abdul Kalam today said India''s power requirement would increase to four lakh MW by 2030 and focus should be on renewable energy generation to meet the situation.With the growing population, by 2030 the country would have a population of 1.4 billion and the energy requirement would increase from 1,99,000 MW to 4,00,000 MW, he said inaugurating the Centre for Innovation in Energy Research at the Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI) here.In order to meet the same, one should look into possibility of energy security by minimizing energy utility and wastage, he said.Focus should be on the production of renewable energy in the form of wind, bio-fuel and solar energy, he said, adding that hydro drive model may be considered seriously by Indian scientists.Talking about Energy Mission 2030, he said affordability, minimisation of dependence on fossil fuel and energy Vs environment were to be considered seriously. Solar energy should be used for agricultural purpose.Desalination of sea water need to be thought of to meet the shortage of drinking and irrigation water.CECRI Director Vijayamohanan K Pillai said in the last two decades, CECRI had significantly contributed to basic and fundamental aspects of Electrochemical Science and Technology, notably in areas of energy generation (batteries and fuel cells and ultra capacitors) and storage, corrosion and its mitigation, nano materials and bio-sensors."We have a CSIR 800 programme primarily for the benefit of rural communities with respect to affordable health, clean water and environment," he said.

Author: Anonymous

Which hotel chain has the smallest carbon footprint?

Source Name: 
Chicago Tribune
Source Url: 
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/la-fi-mo-hotel-carbon-20120427,0,1883357.story

By Hugo Martin

1:00 p.m. CDT, April 29, 2012

If you want to shrink your carbon footprint when you check into a hotel, you may be better off staying at a mid-range or budget chain hotel.

Author: Anonymous

Progetti lines up 300 mw solar expansion

Source Name: 
DNA India
Source Url: 
http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report_progetti-lines-up-300-mw-solar-expansion_1671658

Progetti Iberfin Holding (PIH), an Italy-headquartered renewable energy firm, is betting big on the solar energy sector in India, where demand is forecast to grow more than 100 gigawatt (gw) by 2020.

PIH Energy, its Spanish arm, is raising funds in the overseas markets to set up 300 mw solar capacity in India in the next 3-5 years.

Author: Anonymous

Earth Care to fete South Asia's green heroes

Source Name: 
Times of India
Source Url: 
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/the-good-earth/Earth-Care-to-fete-South-Asias-green-heroes/articleshow/12348765.cms

The South Asian sub-continent faces the worst brunt of climate change in years to come, scientists of the UN's Inter-governmental panel on climate change have warned. The sub-continent faces a challenge that it can only surmount acting in cohesion.

While the countries in the region - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri-Lanka and India sketch their economic destinies and alleviate the endemic poverty in the subcontinent it now has to face the challenge of climate change.

Author: Anonymous

India to get Rs 700 cr German loan for renewable energy projects

Source Name: 
Utility Products
Source Url: 
http://www.utilityproducts.com/news/2012/04/02/india-to-get-rs-700-cr-german-loan-for-renewable-energy-projects.html

Germany will help India in renewable energy projects by giving a low interest loan of about 100 million Euros(about Rs 700 crore).

An agreement for that has been signed by German Government owned development bank KfW with the Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd (REC), which is the nodal agency for the implementation of the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana, the national initiative for rural electrification.

A financing agreement has also been signed for a project development and capacity building grant of EUR 500,000 (approximately INR 3.5 crore)

Author: Anonymous

Chance for India to back LDCs in their submissions to UN on emission reduction

Source Name: 
Economic Times
Source Url: 
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/Chance-for-India-to-back-LDCs-in-their-submissions-to-UN-on-emission-reduction/articleshow/12512505.cms

After the differences at Durban over carbon reduction, India has an opportunity to mend fences with the least developed countries.

New Delhi can lend support to the detailed plan for increased emission reduction by developed countries put forward by the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and the Africa Group in their submissions to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Author: Anonymous

India Starts $15 Billion Program to Curb Fossil Fuel Use

Source Name: 
Bloomberg
Source Url: 
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-02/india-starts-15-billion-program-to-curb-fossil-fuel-use.html

India started a program that imposes energy-saving targets on companies including Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Tata Steel Ltd. (TATA) and Vedanta Resources Plc (VED), ordering them to reduce fossil-fuel consumption by 2015.

Starting yesterday, 563 facilities such as oil refineries, steel plants and paper mills must begin improving the efficiency with which they consume energy over the next three years, according to program rules and targets published on the website of the Ministry of Power.

Author: Anonymous

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