Further Detail from Investor Conference Call on July 25, 2013
CALGARY, July 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Ridgeline Energy Services Inc. ("Ridgeline" or the "Company") (TSXV: RLE, OTCQX: RGDEF, FSE: RL7) a water treatment and energy technology company, today addresses specific questions resulting from the investor conference call on July 25, 2013 and the March 31, 2013 consolidated financial statements filed last week on SEDAR.
Dennis M. Danzik, Chief Executive Officer of Ridgeline Energy Services, stated, "Last week culminated with announcements and discussions surrounding the cleanup and sale of less productive divisions operated by our Company. These included the environmental and soil remediation operations, primarily located in Alberta Canada. Last week after our fourth quarter and fiscal year end 2013 earnings release conference call with our investors, the Company received several calls that management determined should be further clarified in the broadest manner possible, so I have chosen to launch this detailed release to give some pinpoint clarity as to specific questions regarding the Company's financial condition."
The following is a summary to our most Received Questions:
1. Given the sale of the Company's Environment and Greenfill divisions, is Ridgeline Energy Services, Inc. going to become a private company and no longer trade on the Toronto Venture Exchange?
No. Ridgeline Energy Services, Inc. which is a publicly traded Canadian company will take on a name change to RDX Technologies Corporation within the next several days after the proper paperwork is filed with the stock exchange. All common shares currently held by shareholders of the Company, traded under "RLE" on the Venture Exchange, "RDGEF" on the OTCQX, and "RL7" on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, remain in place and fully trading.
2. Is Ridgeline Energy Services, Inc. "RLE" currently in a poor liquidity position?
No. RLE cash position has greatly improved since March 31st of this year, due to strict cash management programs and the sale of underperforming assets. As of today our cash balance is in excess of $ 3,000,000. This is up from the approximately $ 1,300,000. as stated in our year end financials.
3. Will Ridgeline Energy Services, Inc. be raising capital through an equity raise?
No. Our Company is in a strong position to demonstrate our ability to earn profits through our waste water treatment operations in Santa Fe Springs California and in Carthage Missouri. The Company currently has no plans through our second or third financial quarters to consider any capital raise through the use of our equity.
4. Why will Ridgeline Energy Services, Inc. not need to raise capital from an equity raise during fiscal 2014?
Simple, we will not be spending on any new capital equipment projects. Our primary water treatment facilities in California and in Missouri are fully operational and cash flow positive. Our mission now is to focus on spending reductions, especially at the SG&A level with a goal of spending less than $ 350,000 per month while refining our net profit from these two great facilities.
5. With the Company's current plans, Will Ridgeline continue to grow?
Yes. But we will grow as a Company from our two primary facilities through the end of this fiscal year. Each of our properties in California and Missouri has the ability to produce tens of millions of dollars in revenue per property. The revenue potential at these properties allows for enough growth for this fiscal year.
6. Ridgeline Energy Services, Inc. has over $ 12,000,000 in "Trade Payables".
No. The Company did not have over $12,000,000 in "trade payables" as of March 31, 2013 but rather had over $12,000,000 in "trade and other payables" as of March 31, 2013 which included deferred revenue, non-cash accruals, payables related to the divisions being sold, and other liabilities. The trade and other payables as of March 31, 2013 included the following:
|a.||Trade and other Payables (to date)||$ 6,500,000|
|b.|| Payables anticipated to be transferred
upon the sale of the Environment and Greenfill divisions
|c.||Santa Fe Springs non-recurring acquisition related costs||$ 1,276,000|
|d.|| Deferred revenue and other non-cash accruals
(i.e. straight line rent)
Mr. Danzik continued, "As a publicly traded company, full disclosure is of the utmost importance. Year end financials are many times cryptic to the untrained, and in many instances highly trained people need further clarity. As well, our financial year end is now four months behind us. Doubling revenues year over year for any company is challenging, and we are now set for our largest revenue growth year."
"As I have stated, our mission is Water, and the benefit that brings our customers and shareholders. Over the coming months, and through this fiscal year, you will see our Company highly focused on our current operations and shareholder value."
About Ridgeline Energy Services Inc.
Ridgeline Energy Services Inc. is a water treatment and energy technology company. The Company is applying proprietary technology to treat water generated from industrial and commercial waste water markets. These markets include a wide variety of clients across a broad spectrum of industries including oil and gas. The Company trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "RLE", the OTCQX as "RGDEF" and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as "RL7".
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
"Dennis M. Danzik"
Dennis M. Danzik, CEO
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SOURCE: Ridgeline Energy Services Inc.
For further information:
David Waldman at Crescendo Communications
(212) 671-1021 (New York)