SEER Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results

 First Quarter 2018 Highlighted by Significant Reduction in Net Cash Used in Operations and Start-Up of Paragon Southwest Medical Waste in Anahuac, Texas

First Quarter 2018 Conference Call Scheduled for Early June Post Major Pending Operational Milestone Achievements

GOLDEN, Colo., May 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources, Inc. (SEER) (OTCQB:SENR), a provider of environmental, renewable fuels and industrial waste stream management services, reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2018.

First Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue in Q1 2018 was $1.9 million versus $2.6 million in Q1 2017.
  • Q1 2018 net revenue was $0.9 million in Industrial Cleaning (REGS), $0.9 million in Environmental Technology Solutions (MV/SEM) and $0.1 million in Solid Waste (Paragon Waste Solutions).
  • Gross profit margin in Q1 2018 was 24.3% vs. 27.2% in Q1 2017.
  • GAAP net loss attributable to SEER was $0.7 million in Q1 2018 versus a net loss of $0.4 million in Q1 2017.
  • Q1 2018 adjusted EBITDA loss was $0.2 million compared to a profit of $0.3 million in Q1 2017.
  • Q1 2018 net cash used in operations totaled $0.2 million versus $0.7 million in Q1 2017.

First Quarter 2018 and Subsequent Financial and Operational Highlights by Division

  • Environmental Technology Solutions (MV & SEM)


    • Environmental Solutions Q1 2018 revenue was $0.9 million, a decrease of 48% when compared to Q1 2017 revenue of $1.7 million.  Gross profit decreased from $0.5 million in Q1 2017 to $0.3 million in Q1 2018. The lower gross profit in Q1 2018 was primarily due to the year-over-year revenue decrease.


    • MV continues to receive high-margin, recurring revenue from media replacement sales to over 30 anaerobic digester systems installed and operational across North America. 

    • Continued targeting replacement media sales to the large, existing base of non-MV systems with its exclusive distributorship of Axens NA media, which is also expected to minimize the impact of periodic lulls in new system orders.

    • Continued to market rental systems and accompanying AxTrap granular iron oxide media in Northern California to landfills that need to comply with California’s increasingly stringent disposal requirements.

    • Kicked off new marketing campaign focused on placement of rental systems and already placed a rental system in a landfill in Northern California. The rental system uses MV’s exclusively licensed Axens NA AxTrap granular iron oxide media.   This media is specifically formulated to comply with California’s more stringent disposal requirements. The rental system will generate approximately $75,000/month of revenue between the equipment and the ongoing sales of AxTrap media. It is estimated the rental system will be in place for 6-12 months. MV is working with the landfill to design, supply and install a permanent system to keep the landfill in long-term compliance and has been contacted by another landfill operator in Central California and expects to install a similar rental system at that location.
  • Paragon Waste Solutions - CoronaLux™

    • Managed successful start-up of Paragon Southwest Medical Waste, LLC (PSMW), a waste destruction facility in Anahuac, Texas.  The operation is utilizing three CoronaLux systems and generated approximately $50,000 in revenue to Paragon during the quarter.  The facility has set a precedence in the industry as it represents the first time an established incinerator operator has idled legacy equipment in favor of the CoronaLux technology.

    • Several significant customer waste agreements have been signed by the Texas facility in the first months of operation, and a number of other agreements are being negotiated.

    • Continued to engage with additional medical waste partners in Southern California, Texas, Florida (Broward & Orange counties) and North Carolina (Guilford County) to initiate or expand operations.
  • REGS

    • Initiated service work on several new projects during the quarter, including continuing work in the Midwest and expects to start over $500,000 in new projects this quarter.

    • Activity continues to ramp surrounding the partnership with Biochar Now (BCN), particularly with the expansion of manufacturing capabilities for kiln production.  BCN manufacturers high-quality and patented biochar.  REGS expects to successfully leverage its relationships in the mining industry to enable initial market penetration.  

    • REGS is also working with leading water experts and service companies to expedite the deployment of its technology within the water treatment market.

    • Debt financing is expected in the short term to enable increased capacity and specialized manufacturing capabilities to fulfill an anticipated $2.4 million in kiln orders from BCN over the next two quarters.

Management Commentary

“The first quarter was highlighted by initiation of our revenue ramp at the Paragon Southwest Medical Waste facility in Anahuac, Texas,” stated John Combs, CEO of SEER.  “We recognized initial revenues and management fees from the joint venture during the first quarter and expect to realize increasing volume and revenue as the year progresses and operations ramp. This represents a demonstrable foothold in the industry for our proprietary CoronaLux™ technology and we look forward to continuing to supply CoronaLux™ systems to the joint venture as operations continue to scale in the licensed region.

“Although a temporary decline in long-term contract revenue dampened revenue growth from the Environmental Solutions segment, we remain encouraged by the growth in our media replacement sales. We expect spikes in large system revenue due to the sales cycle of these products, so in order to offset this impact, the build-out of steadier, high-margin, recurring revenues leveraging our highly competitive media product offerings continues to be a major strategic priority of our management team.

“We experienced modest growth in the Industrial Cleaning segment and expect new projects to materialize starting in the second quarter. We are increasingly disciplined about the service work we bid on and expect this strategy to positively impact our future margins in the segment. Of note, our partnership with Biochar Now continues to progress and we look forward to providing operational updates on that front as soon as appropriate.

“Based on recent industry response, we continue to be optimistic regarding the revenue ramp in our Solid Waste segment as the CoronaLux™ technology sees increasing adoption nationwide.

“While we are not holding a quarterly call in the first quarter due to its proximity to our recent fourth quarter call, we do see several notable operational milestones on the horizon and look forward to holding an update call in early June,” concluded Combs.  

First Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Total revenue in the first quarter of 2018 decreased to $1.9 million compared to $2.6 million in the same year-ago quarter. The decrease is primarily attributable to lower revenues from the Environmental Solutions segment as the result of fewer large system sales.

Industrial Cleaning revenue in the first quarter of 2018 totaled $0.9 million versus $0.8 million in the same year-ago quarter.

Environmental Solutions revenue in the first quarter of 2018 totaled $0.9 million versus $1.7 million in the same year-ago quarter. The decrease is primarily attributable to lower large-system sales revenue.

Solid Waste (PWS) net revenue in the first quarter of 2018 totaled $97,400 versus $69,300 in the same year-ago quarter. The increase in solid waste revenue in the first quarter of 2018 is primarily attributable to the start-up of the facility in Anahuac, Texas.

Gross margin in the first quarter of 2018 decreased to 24.3% from 27.2% in the same year-ago quarter. The decrease in quarterly gross margin was due to lower revenues from the Environmental Solutions segment.

Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2018 decreased to $2.3 million, compared to $2.9 million in the first quarter of 2017.  The decrease in total operating expenses is primarily attributable to a $0.6 million decrease in product costs.

Net loss attributable to SEER in the first quarter of 2018 totaled $0.7 million or ($0.01) per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $0.4 million or ($0.01) per diluted share in the same year-ago quarter.

Adjusted EBITDA loss in the first quarter of 2018 totaled $0.2 million, compared to a profit of $0.3 million in the same year-ago quarter (see definition and further discussion about the presentation of adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP term, below).

Cash at March 31, 2018, totaled $0.2 million compared to $0.3 million at March 31, 2017.

Further details about the company’s results in the first quarter of 2018 are available in its Quarterly Report Form 10-Q, accessible in the investor relations section of the company’s website at

First Quarter 2018 Financial Summary Tables
The following financial information should be read in conjunction with the unaudited financial statements and accompanying notes filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 15, 2018 in its Annual Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2018, and which can be viewed at and in the investor relations section of the company’s website at

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
The Company believes that the presentation of results excluding certain items in "Modified EBITDA," such as non-cash equity compensation charges, provides meaningful supplemental information to both management and investors, facilitating the evaluation of performance across reporting periods. The Company uses these non-GAAP measures for internal planning and reporting purposes. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income or net income per share prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Set forth below is a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss):

  Three Months Ended   Year Ended
  3/31/2018 3/31/2017   12/31/2017 12/31/2016
Net Income (Loss) Continuing Operations (747,300 )   (774,600 )   (6,133,400 )   (5,063,200 )
Net Income (Loss) Discontinued Operations 0     354,700     3,389,600     423,300  
Noncontrolling Interest 16,600     51,200     545,400     753,500  
Net Income (Loss) Applicable to SEER (730,700 )   (368,700 )   (2,198,400 )   (3,886,400 )
Interest 365,800     426,900     1,425,600     324,200  
Depreciation and Amortization 160,600     181,500     774,800     740,700  
EBITDA, Including Noncontrolling Interest (204,300 )   239,700     2,000     (2,821,500 )
Stock Based Compensation (Option Comp, Warrant Comp, Stock Issued for Services and Settlements, Warrant Extensions) 35,500     17,000     246,600     91,500  
Modified EBITDA, Including Noncontrolling Interest (168,800 )   256,700     248,600     (2,730,000 )
EBITDA, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest (220,900 )   188,500     (543,400 )   (3,575,000 )
Modified EBITDA, Excluding Noncontrolling Interest (185,400 )   205,500     (296,800 )   (3,483,500 )

About Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources, Inc.
Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources, Inc. (SEER) (OTCQB:SENR), identifies, secures, and commercializes patented and proprietary environmental clean technologies in several multibillion dollar sectors (including oil & gas, renewable fuels, and all types of waste management, both solid and gaseous) for the purpose of either destroying/minimizing hazardous waste streams more safely and at lower cost than any competitive alternative, and/or processing the waste for use as a renewable fuel for the benefit of the customers and the environment. SEER has three wholly-owned operating subsidiaries: REGS, LLC; MV Technologies, LLC and SEER Environmental Materials, LLC; and two majority-owned subsidiaries: Paragon Waste Solutions, LLC; and ReaCH4biogas ("Reach"). For more information about the Company visit:

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  March 31, 2018   December 31, 2017
ASSETS Unaudited   *
Current assets:      
  Cash $   170,600     $   54,100  
     Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $460,100 and $460,100, respectively   695,900       692,400  
     Notes receivable, net   184,600       184,600  
     Prepaid expenses and other current assets   684,000       340,900  
       Total current assets   1,735,100       1,272,000  
Property and equipment, net   1,163,400       1,296,400  
Intangible assets, net   595,500       623,100  
Notes receivable, net of current portion   552,800       542,900  
Other assets   16,500       16,500  
TOTAL ASSETS $   4,063,300     $   3,750,900  
Current liabilities:      
     Accounts payable $   1,615,800     $   1,436,900  
     Accrued liabilities   1,207,600       1,307,600  
     Revenue contract liabilities   213,900       227,300  
     Deferred revenue   325,400       304,200  
     Payroll taxes payable   1,011,700       997,700  
     Customer deposits   1,600       21,600  
     Current portion of notes payable and capital lease obligations   2,769,600       2,166,300  
     Notes payable - related parties, including accrued interest   11,800       11,800  
       Total current liabilities   7,157,400       6,473,400  
Deferred revenue, non-current   87,900       113,100  
Notes payable and capital lease obligations, net of current portion   485,900       504,300  
       Total liabilities   7,731,200       7,090,800  
Commitments and contingencies      
Stockholders’ Equity:      
     Preferred stock; $.001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; -0- shares issued      
     Common stock; $.001 par value; 70,000,000 shares authorized; 57,348,575 and 56,528,575 shares issued, issuable** and outstanding 2018 and 2017, respectively   57,100       56,500  
     Common stock subscribed   25,000       25,000  
     Additional paid-in capital   21,209,400       20,790,700  
     Stock subscription receivable   (25,000 )     (25,000 )
     Accumulated deficit   (22,202,600 )     (21,471,900 )
       Total stockholders’ equity   (936,100 )     (624,700 )
     Non-controlling interest   (2,731,800 )     (2,715,200 )
       Total equity   (3,667,900 )     (3,339,900 )
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY $   4,063,300     $   3,750,900  

*These numbers were derived from the audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017.    See accompanying notes.
**Includes 760,000 and 190,000 shares issuable at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively, per terms of short-term notes.


For the Three Months Ended March 31,
    2018       2017  
   Products $   875,500     $   1,689,000  
   Services   923,200       834,500  
   Solid waste   97,400       69,300  
     Total revenue   1,896,100       2,592,800  
Operating expenses:      
   Products costs   530,200       1,178,400  
   Services costs   775,700       652,900  
   Solid waste costs   17,000       57,300  
   General and administrative expenses   494,500       541,900  
   Salaries and related expenses   492,700       504,800  
     Total operating expenses   2,310,100       2,935,300  
Loss from operations   (414,000 )     (342,500 )
Other income (expense):      
   Interest expense   (365,800 )     (426,900 )
   Other   32,500       (5,200 )
     Total non-operating expense, net   (333,300 )     (432,100 )
Net loss from continuing operations     (747,300 )       (774,600 )
Net income from discontinued operations, net of tax   -       354,700  
Net loss   (747,300 )     (419,900 )
Less:  Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest   (16,600 )     (51,200 )

Net loss attributable to SEER common stockholders
$   (730,700 )   $   (368,700 )
Net loss per share from continuing operations $   (0.01 )   $   (0.01 )
Discontinued operations
  -     *
Net loss per share, basic and diluted $   (0.01 )   $   (0.01 )
Weighted average shares outstanding – basic and diluted   56,736,019       54,532,727  

*Less than $0.01 per share

  For the Three Months Ended March 31,
Cash flows from operating activities:   2018       2017  
  Net loss $   (747,300 )   $   (419,900 )
  Income from discontinued operations   -       354,700  
Net loss from continuing operations   (747,300 )     (774,600 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:      
  Depreciation and amortization   160,600       191,900  
  Stock-based compensation expense   35,500       17,000  
  Non-cash expense for interest, common stock issued for debt penalty   263,800       345,000  
  Non-cash expense for interest, warrants – accretion of debt discount   -       1,600  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
  Accounts receivable   (3,500 )     46,700  
  Costs in Excess of billings on uncompleted contracts   -       13,600  
  Prepaid expenses and other assets   17,500       (44,000 )
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   58,900       (286,200 )
  Revenue contract liabilities     (13,400 )       (134,300 )
  Deferred revenue      (4,000 )       (47,100 )
  Payroll taxes payable     14,000          5,700  
Net cash used by operating activities   (217,900 )     (664,700 )
Cash flows from investing activities:      
  Purchase of property and equipment   -       (1,300 )
Net cash used in investing activities   -       (1,300 )
Cash flows from financing activities:      
  Payments of notes and capital lease obligations   (135,600 )     (183,600 )
  Proceeds from short-term notes   350,000       450,000  
  Proceeds from the sale of common stock and warrants, net of expenses   120,000       -  
Net cash provided by financing activities   334,400       266,400  
Net cash flows from discontinued operations   -       509,000  
Net increase in cash   116,500       109,400  
   Cash at the beginning of period   54,100       233,200  
  Cash at the end of period $   170,600     $   42,600  
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:      
  Cash paid for interest $    61,500     $   12,400  
  Cash paid for income taxes $   -     $   -  
  Financing of prepaid insurance premiums $   370,500     $   438,300  

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