CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXT Energy Solutions Inc. (“NXT” or the “Company”) (TSX: SFD; OTC QB: NSFDF) today announced the Company’s financial and operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021. All dollar amounts herein are in Canadian Dollars unless otherwise identified.
Q3 Financial and Operating Highlights
Key financial and operational highlights for Q3-21 are summarized below:
- On July 1, 2021 energy exploration veteran, Gerry Sheehan, joined the Board;
- The Company began receiving advisory services and funding of up to $50,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program to support the research and development of the SFD® technology for geothermal applications;
- Cash and short-term investments at September 30, 2021 were $2.80 million;
- Working capital was $4.03 million at September 30, 2021;
- The Company received US$0.75 million of payments on outstanding accounts receivable during October 2021;
- The Company recorded no survey revenue in Q3-21 and $3.14 million YTD 2021;
- A net loss of $1.43 million was recorded for Q3-21, including stock based compensation and amortization expense of $0.58 million;
- A net loss of $1.55 million was recorded for YTD 2021, including stock based compensation and amortization expense of $1.51 million;
- Net loss per common share for Q3-21 was $0.02 basic and $0.02 diluted;
- Net loss per common share for YTD 2021 was $0.02 basic and $0.02 diluted;
- Cash flow used by operating activities was $1.07 million during Q3-21 and $1.23 YTD 2021;
- General and administrative expenses increased by $0.02 million (3%) compared to Q3-20, due primarily to the receipt of a higher Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy, and an increase in salaries and stock based compensation costs; and
- General and administrative expenses for YTD-2021 compared to YTD-2020 decreased by $0.20 million (8%), mostly due to receiving the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy in 2021, decreased professional fees, and minimal business development travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Message to Shareholders
George Liszicasz, President and CEO of NXT, commented, “Although no survey revenues were recorded in the third quarter, hydrocarbon SFD® survey opportunities continue to progress within our core areas of focus in Africa, Mexico, Asia, and in South America. Additionally, we continue to have productive dialogue with multiple geothermal companies about providing SFD-GT services. As global economic activity accelerates towards and beyond pre-pandemic levels of consumption, the demand for both conventional and renewable energy sources is expected to increase. Due to this rising demand, and our unique, environmentally-friendly SFD® survey exploration tool, we are optimistic about the prospects for new surveys, and will remain focussed on contract execution in order to deliver value to our shareholders. On behalf of our Board of Directors and the entire team at NXT, I want to thank all of our shareholders for their continued support.”
Summary highlights of NXT’s 2021 third quarter financial statements (with comparative figures to 2020) are noted below. All selected and referenced financial information noted below should be read in conjunction with the Company’s third quarter 2021 unaudited condensed consolidated interim Financial Statements, the related Management’s Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”).
(All in Canadian $)
|Survey costs, net||303,426||257,269||950,737||804,384|
|General & administrative expenses||765,120||743,024||2,348,280||2,549,195|
|Loss per common share:|
|Common shares outstanding as at end of the period||64,829,554||64,406,891||64,829,554||64,406,891|
|Weighted average of common shares outstanding for the period:|
|Cash provided by (used in):|
|Effect of foreign rate changes on cash||86,160||7,438||7,892||(29,875||)|
|Net source (use) of cash||(1,072,039||)||702,013||(253,194||)||(210,870||)|
|Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period||3,508,991||1,945,362||2,690,146||2,858,245|
|Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period||2,436,952||2,647,375||2,436,952||2,647,375|
|Cash and cash equivalents||2,436,952||2,647,375||2,436,952||2,647,375|
|Total cash and short-term investments||2,800,721||4,055,884||2,800,721||4,055,884|
NXT’s 2021 third quarter financial and operating results have been filed in Canada on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and will soon be available in the USA on EDGAR at www.sec.gov/edgar, as well as on NXT’s website at www.nxtenergy.com.
Details of the conference call are as follows:
|Date:||Tuesday, November 16, 2021|
|Time:||4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (2:30 p.m. Mountain Time)|
|North American Participants Call:||1-800-806-5484|
|Local dial-in numbers||416-340-2217|
|International dial-in numbers||https://www.confsolutions.ca/ILT?oss=7P1R8008065484|
|Participant Pass Code||9976703#|
About NXT Energy Solutions Inc.
NXT Energy Solutions Inc. is a Calgary-based technology company whose proprietary SFD® survey system utilizes quantum-scale sensors to detect gravity field perturbations in an airborne survey method which can be used both onshore and offshore to remotely identify traps and reservoirs with exploration potential. The SFD® survey system enables our clients to focus their exploration decisions concerning land commitments, data acquisition expenditures and prospect prioritization on areas with the greatest potential. SFD® is environmentally friendly and unaffected by ground security issues or difficult terrain and is the registered trademark of NXT Energy Solutions Inc. NXT Energy Solutions Inc. provides its clients with an effective and reliable method to reduce time, costs, and risks related to exploration.
For investor and media inquiries please contact:
|Eugene Woychyshyn||George Liszicasz|
|Vice President of Finance & CFO||President & CEO|
|302, 3320 – 17th AVE SW||302, 3320 – 17th AVE SW|
|Calgary, AB, T3E 0B4||Calgary, AB, T3E 0B4|
|+1 403 206 0805||+1 403 206 0800|
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This news release contains disclosure respecting non-GAAP performance measures including net working capital which does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by US GAAP and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other entities. This measure is included to enhance the overall understanding of NXT’s ability to assess liquidity at a point in time. Readers are urged to review the section entitled “Non-GAAP Measures” in NXTs MD&A for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2021 which is available under NXT’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, for a further discussion of such non-GAAP measures. The financial information accompanying this news release was prepared in accordance with US GAAP unless otherwise noted. Management’s discussion and analysis of financial results and the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements and notes for the three months ended September 30, 2021, are available through the Internet in the Investor Relations section of www.nxtenergy.com or under NXT’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.