UQM Technologies Closes Fiscal Year 2014 With $2.8 Million Net Loss


UQM Technologies Inc (NYSEMKT:UQM)

UQM Technologies Inc (NYSEMKT:UQM)

UQM Technologies PowerPhase Pro HD series

UQM Technologies PowerPhase Pro HD series

UQM Technologies announced that for the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2014, it reported total revenue of  $7.05 million, which is 2% less than in fiscal year 2013.  The  net loss for fiscal year 2014 was $2.8 million.

Despite a lack of growth in sales, UQM shares improved to ~$2.  Maybe the improved share prices are because the almost $3 million of net losses is better than $10.7 million reported in the prior year.

In the quarter ending March 31, 2014, revenues dropped however to just $1.0 million compared to $1.7 million in 2013, and net loss was $1.4 million compared to $2.3 million.

Eric R. Ridenour, UQM Technologies’ President and Chief Executive Officer stated:

“Despite a slower than expected fourth quarter due primarily to the delayed start for the 2014 California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), our performance for the fiscal year remained solid with increased product sales, higher gross margins and decreased losses. We continue to execute our business development activities in promising regions such as Asia, Europe and North America. In particular, we added two new customers since January in Indonesia and Turkey as we focus on expanding our customer base and worldwide footprint. With a strong balance sheet bolstered by a successful capital raise during the fourth quarter and a lower cost structure in place, we are excited about the opportunities ahead in fiscal 2015.”

So, UQM is now waiting for orders of PowerPhase motors from HVIP participants.  Besides the unsuccessful CODA deal, there is probably still no volume orders coming into UQM from other EV manufacturers.

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Ever think about selling your products to the DIY conversion community? Might be able to sell more units at a better margin.

Can’t see independent traction motor suppliers surviving.

Motor technology is sufficiently understood that any major auto manufacturer can bring it in house, along with the power electronics and related mechanical design. And it seems that is what they’re doing.

The “in-wheel-motor” seems to be the beeding edge now, lots of start-ups sprouting on this theme.

So far no one has solve the “bearing wear problem” with in-wheel motors. The in-wheel motor idea and its associated bearing issue has been around for a hundred years with no solution.