SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): May 14, 2018
REAL GOODS SOLAR, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)||
110 16th Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80202
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, Including Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (303) 222-8300
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On May 14, 2018, Real Goods Solar, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release expanding and correcting results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2018. Before the end of the first quarter, the Company entered into an agreement for the sale of convertible notes and warrants and closed the transaction shortly after the end of the quarter. The attached press release contains information showing the pro forma effect of the transaction on the Company’s results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2018 as if the transaction had closed before the end of the quarter. Management believes it is meaningful to investors to see the pro forma effect of the transaction given that the transaction straddled the end of the quarter and closed shortly thereafter. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1.
This Current Report on Form 8-K and the earnings press release material attached hereto are being furnished by the Company pursuant to Item 2.02 “Results of Operations and Financial Condition.” In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section. In addition, this information shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any of the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in any such filing.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release issued by Real Goods Solar, Inc. on May 14, 2018|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|REAL GOODS SOLAR, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Alan Fine|
|Chief Financial Officer|
Date: May 14, 2018
UPDATE - RGS Energy Corrects and Expands First Quarter 2018 Results Press Release
DENVER, CO, May 14, 2018 – RGS Energy (NASDAQ: RGSE), the exclusive worldwide licensee of POWERHOUSE™, an innovative and visually stunning solar shingle system using technology developed by The Dow Chemical Company, expanded its May 11, 2018 press release to include a backlog rollforward and reconciliation of pro forma stockholders’ equity. RGS also corrected errors in the financial summary.
Pro Forma Adjustments
as if April 9, 2018 Capital Raise closed on March 31, 2018
1st Quarter 2017
|Pro Forma Cash||$||303||$||4,371||$||4,674||$||14,077|
|Convertible Debt, net*||1||1,280||1,281||1|
|Pro Forma shareholders’ equity||3,352||3,091||6,443||17,886|
|Operating cash outflow||(2,459||)||(4,152||)|
*Preliminary estimated value of convertible notes, net of transaction costs and debt discount for common stock warrants issued.
1st Quarter 2018
1st Quarter 2017
|Backlog at December 31st||$||12,765||$||9,375|
|Bookings from new awards (“Sales”)||7,488||3,035|
|Cancellations and reductions on existing contracts||(3,859||)||(1,646||)|
|Amounts recognized in revenue upon installation||(2,507||)||(3,372||)|
|Backlog at March 31st||$||13,887||$||7,392|
Corrections to May 11, 2018 Financial Summary:
May 14, 2018
|May 11,2018 Press Release|
|Pro Forma Convertible Debt, net||1,281||2,000|
“We expect 2018 to be a truly transformative year for RGS,” said Dennis Lacey, CEO of RGS Energy. “We turned our focus on the tremendous market opportunity with POWERHOUSE™. This opportunity gained a huge boost last week with the new California solar mandate for new residential construction. There are also significant competitive barriers to entry with in-roof solar shingles, and we believe we have the most economical and aesthetically pleasing solution.”
“Even before the California mandate, we already believed there would be great demand for this product, and we have been busily introducing POWERHOUSE™ to local roofers. In fact, we’ve already received written reservations for first deliveries. These reservations currently exceed an estimated $19 million in potential revenue, and we expect much more in the coming months. So, as we start POWERHOUSE™ production and sales we expect our quarterly operating income to turn positive in 2019.”
RGS Energy will hold a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2018 financial results.
Date: Monday, May 14, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (2:30 p.m. Mountain time)
Toll-free dial-in number: 1-800-289-0438
International dial-in number: 1-323-794-2423
Conference ID: 6375171
The conference call will be webcast live and available for replay via the investor relations section of the company's website at RGSEnergy.com.
Please call the conference telephone number five minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact CMA at 1-949-432-7566.
A replay of the call will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through May 21, 2018.
Toll-free replay number: 1-844-512-2921
International replay number: 1-412-317-6671
Replay ID: 6375171
About RGS Energy
RGS Energy (Nasdaq: RGSE) is America’s Original Solar Company providing solar, storage and energy services whose mission is clean energy savings. The company is the exclusive manufacturer of POWERHOUSE™, an innovative in-roof solar shingle using technology developed by The Dow Chemical Company. RGS Energy also sells, designs and installs solar systems for residential homeowners, commercial businesses, non-profit organizations and government entities.
For more information, visit RGSEnergy.com and RGSPOWERHOUSE.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RGSEnergy and on Twitter at twitter.com/rgsenergy. Information on such websites and the websites referred to above in this press release is not incorporated by reference into this press release.
RGS Energy is the company’s registered trade name. RGS Energy files periodic and other reports with the SEC under its official name “Real Goods Solar, Inc.”
POWERHOUSE™ is a trademark of The Dow Chemical Company, used under license.
Forward-Looking Statements and Cautionary Statements
The preliminary estimated value of the convertible notes discussed above is subject to the completion by a a valuation by a third party expert. Therefore, the actual value may differ materially from the estimated value and the preliminary estimated value of the convertible notes is subject to change.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding RGS Energy’s results of operations and financial positions, and RGS Energy’s business and financial strategies. Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they provide our current beliefs, expectations, assumptions, forecasts, and hypothetical constructs about future events, and include statements regarding our future results of operations and financial position, business strategy, budgets, projected costs, plans and objectives of management for future operations. The words “believe,” “plan,” “expect,” “future,” “may,” “will” and similar expressions as they relate to us are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved, if at all. Forward looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Therefore, RGS Energy cautions you against relying on any of these forward-looking statements.
Key risks and uncertainties that may cause a change in any forward-looking statement or that could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include: RGS Energy’s ability to successfully and timely commercialize POWERHOUSE™ 3.0; the ability to obtain requisite UL certification of POWERHOUSE™ 3.0; the adequacy of, and access to, capital necessary to commercialize POWERHOUSE™ 3.0; RGS Energy’s ability to satisfy the conditions and obligations under the POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 license agreement; RGS Energy’s ability to manage supply chain in order to have production levels and pricing of the POWERHOUSE™ 3.0 shingles to be competitive; the ability of RGS Energy to successfully expand its operations and employees and realize profitable revenue growth from the sale and installation of POWERHOUSE™ 3.0, and to the extent, anticipated; competition in the built-in photovoltaic solar system business; RGS Energy’s ability to realize revenue from written reservations for initial POWERHOUSE™ deliveries; RGS Energy’s ability to obtain future written reservations for POWERHOUSe™ deliveries; RGS Energy’s ability to realize revenue from sales of Powerhouse arising from the California Energy Commissions’ mandate for solar systems with new home building commencing in 2020; rules, regulations and policies pertaining to electricity pricing and technical interconnection of customer-owned electricity generation such as net energy metering; the continuation and level of government subsidies and incentives for solar energy; the continuation and level of utility and state incentives for solar energy; changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including tariffs on imported solar cells and changes in the financial markets; and RGS Energy’s ability to successfully implement its revenue growth strategy, achieve its target level of sales, generate cash flow from operations, and achieve break-even and better results.
You should read the section entitled “Risk Factors” in our 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K and in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, for 2017, each of which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which identify certain of these and additional risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking statements made by us in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.
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