TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - ONEnergy Inc. ("ONEnergy" or the
"Corporation") (TSXV: OEG and OEG.A) today reported its unaudited
operating and financial results for the three and twelve months ended
August 31, 2013.
As previously reported, on July 9, 2013 the Corporation completed a
change-of-business transaction (the "Transaction") by acquiring Sunwave
Gas & Power Inc. ("Sunwave") for $1 million in consideration through
the issuance of multiple and subordinate voting shares and a concurrent
private placement of $9 million. The financial and operating
highlights reflect Sunwave's approximately eight weeks of operations.
Financial highlights included the following:
Cash and short-term investments, as at August 31, 2013, totaled $22.96
million, which represents an increase of $4.81 million from August 31,
Gross revenue for the quarter ended August 31, 2013 was $0.11 million,
with gross margin of $0.04 million;
Operating expenses increased $0.23 million or 16.3% to $1.65 million for
the quarter ended August 31, 2013 (quarter ended August 31, 2012 -
$1.42 million), including selling costs of $0.22 million;
The net loss for the three months ended August 31, 2013 was $1.56
million, or a basic loss per share of $0.01, reflecting ongoing
litigation-related costs, one-time expenses related to the Transaction,
as well as the funding of growth activities of Sunwave.
Operating highlights included the following:
During the fourth quarter of 2013, Sunwave aggressively ramped activity,
increasing the size of its direct sales force by 50%, securing new
distributor agreements, establishing new regional offices in eastern
Ontario and Connecticut, and initiating the process to become a
licensed supplier of electricity in Connecticut. Sunwave also began
preparations for regulatory licensing and business launch in two other
"In our first reporting quarter since the change of business transaction
closed in July of this year, ONEnergy has made substantial progress"
said Mark Lewis, chief executive officer of ONEnergy. "We have rapidly
accelerated our Ontario sales activities and customer acquisitions
while setting the initial foundations for growth in the US market."
During the fourth quarter of 2013, the Corporation made an application
to the Ontario Securities Commission (the "OSC") to change ONEnergy's
reporting year-end to December 31. ONEnergy's principal operating
subsidiary, Sunwave, has historically operated on a fiscal year ending
December 31, and management believes it is in the best interest of
shareholders to continue to report consolidated results consistent with
a December 31 year-end. The OSC approved the requested change in
ONEnergy's fiscal year-end, which will result in audited financial
results for fiscal 2013 covering a period representing 16 months to
December 31, 2013.
The new board of directors and management team of ONEnergy continue to
vigorously pursue claims against certain of the Corporation's former
directors and officers in connection with the payment of approximately
$15.7 million of "corporate restructuring awards", paid to the
directors and officers from the net proceeds of approximately $64.0
million realized by the Corporation on the sale of its spectrum license
in 2009. None of the allegations in the claim have been proven before
As previously reported, in July 2013 the Corporation granted 17,537,410
options to purchase subordinate voting shares in the capital of the
Corporation to officers, employees and service providers of the
Corporation (including 10,556,504 options that were granted to Mark J.
Lewis, the Corporation's chief executive officer upon closing of the
acquisition of Sunwave, as previously disclosed in the Corporation's
information circular dated June 7, 2013). The options vest over a
four- or five-year period, are exercisable at a price of $0.14 per
share, and expire in July 2023.
For further information on ONEnergy's financial results, please review
the Corporation's unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial
statements and management's discussion and analysis of financial
condition and results of operations for the three and twelve months
ended August 31, 2013 and 2012.
About ONEnergy Inc.
ONEnergy, through Sunwave, is a licensed retailer of energy commodity
products to the residential and commercial customer market segments in
Ontario. Sunwave was granted its natural gas marketer license and
electricity retailer license from the Ontario Energy Board in June
2012. ONEnergy's business can be divided into three customer segments:
residential, small commercial and large commercial.
ONEnergy shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbols
"OEG" for multiple voting shares and "OEG.A" for subordinate voting
shares. ONEnergy's website may be found at www.onenergyinc.com.
The corporate information contained in this release includes
forward-looking statements regarding future events and the future
performance of ONEnergy that involve risks and uncertainties that could
cause actual results to differ materially. Assumptions used in the
preparation of such information, although considered reasonable by
ONEnergy at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect. The
actual results achieved may vary from the information provided herein
and the variations may be material. Consequently, there is no
representation by ONEnergy that actual results achieved will be the
same, in whole or in part, as those forecast.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider
(as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SOURCE: ONEnergy Inc.
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