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Vivint Solar Announces First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

May, 09 2016

Megawatts Installed Increased 19% Year-over-Year
Retained Value Increased 81% Year-over-Year
Revenue Increased 81% Year-over-Year

LEHI, Utah, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR), today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

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First Quarter 2016 Operating Highlights

Key operating and development highlights for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 include:

  • MW Booked of approximately 66 MWs for the quarter, up 33% year-over-year.
  • MW Installed of approximately 55 MWs, up 19% year-over-year. Total cumulative MWs installed were approximately 514 MWs.
  • Installations were 7,704 for the quarter, up 20% year-over-year. Cumulative installations were 76,231.
  • Estimated Nominal Contracted Payments Remaining increased by approximately $193 million during the quarter and was approximately $2.1 billion, up 71% year-over-year.
  • Estimated Retained Value increased by approximately $106 million during the quarter to approximately $1.0 billion, up 81% year-over-year.
  • Estimated Retained Value per Watt was $1.97.
  • Cost per Watt was $3.34, up from $3.12 in the fourth quarter of 2015 and up from $3.21 in the first quarter of 2015.

First Quarter 2016 GAAP Financial Results

Summary GAAP financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 include:

  • Operating Leases and Incentives Revenue was $16.6 million, up 93% from $8.6 million in the first quarter of the prior year. Total revenue for the quarter was $17.2 million, up 81% from $9.5 million in the first quarter of the prior year.
  • Cost of Revenue – Operating Leases and Incentives was $37.8 million, up from $23.9 million in the same period of 2015.
  • Total Operating Expenses, including cost of revenue, were $111.8 million, compared to $58.2 million in the first quarter of 2015. Operating expenses included goodwill impairment of $36.6 million, non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $1.6 million, and amortization of intangibles of $0.3 million.
  • Loss from Operations was $94.6 million compared to $48.7 million in the same period of 2015.
  • GAAP Net (Loss Attributable) Income Available to Stockholders per Diluted Share was ($0.29), down from $0.11 in the first quarter of 2015.
  • Non-GAAP Loss Before Non-Controlling Interests and Redeemable Non-Controlling Interests per Share was ($0.65), down from ($0.57) in the same period of 2015. See below for a further discussion of Non-GAAP Loss per Share.
  • Cash and Cash Equivalents as of March 31, 2016 were $87.2 million.

Financing Activity

As of March 31, 2016, the Company had $36.5 million in undrawn capacity in the aggregation facility, $175 million in undrawn capacity in the term debt facility, and 31 MWs of installation capacity remaining in our tax equity funds.

About Vivint Solar

Vivint Solar is a leading provider of distributed solar energy systems – electricity generated by a solar energy system installed at a customer's location – to residential customers in the United States. Vivint Solar's customers pay little to no money upfront, receive significant savings relative to utility generated electricity rates and continue to benefit from guaranteed energy prices over the 20-year term of their contracts.  Vivint Solar finances, designs, installs, monitors and services the solar energy systems to make things easy for its customers. For more information, visit www.vivintsolar.com or follow @VivintSolar.

Note on Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding Vivint Solar's growth prospects, and operating and financial results such as estimates of nominal contracted payments remaining, estimated retained value, estimated retained value per watt, estimated shares outstanding, the capacity of solar energy systems expected to be installed, estimated total revenue, and estimated total operating expenses and the assumptions related to the calculation of the foregoing metrics.

Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and they will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved, if at all. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions regarding future events and business performance as of the date of this press release, and they 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, including but not limited to: the availability of additional financing on acceptable terms; changes in the retail price of traditional utility generated electricity; changes in electric utility policies and regulations; the availability of rebates, tax credits and other incentives, including solar renewable energy certificates, or SRECs and state incentives, that affect the pricing of our offering; regulations and policies related to net metering; changes in regulations, tariffs and other trade barriers and tax policy affecting us and our industry; our ability to manage our recent and future growth effectively, including attracting, training and retaining sales personnel and solar energy system installers; the availability and price of solar panels and other system components, the assumptions employed in calculating our operating metrics may be inaccurate; Vivint Solar's limited operating history, particularly as a new public company; and such other risks identified in the registration statements and reports that Vivint Solar files with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, from time to time. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee that the future results, levels of activity, performance or events and circumstances reflected in those statements will be achieved or will occur, and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, Vivint Solar does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. You should read the documents Vivint Solar has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the company. These documents are available on both the EDGAR section of the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and the Investor Relations section of the company's website at www.vivintsolar.com

Vivint Solar, Inc.


Condensed Consolidated Unaudited Balance Sheets


(In thousands)











March 31,



December 31,



2016



2015



(Unaudited)






ASSETS








Current assets:








Cash and cash equivalents

$

87,164



$

92,213


Accounts receivable, net


7,025




3,636


Inventories


1,530




631


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


20,043




17,078


Total current assets


115,762




113,558


Restricted cash and cash equivalents


17,648




15,035


Solar energy systems, net


1,200,322




1,102,157


Property and equipment, net


51,202




48,168


Intangible assets, net


2,056




2,031


Goodwill





36,601


Prepaid tax asset, net


319,493




277,496


Other non-current assets, net


14,591




14,024


TOTAL ASSETS

$

1,721,074



$

1,609,070


LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NON-CONTROLLING INTERESTS AND EQUITY








Current liabilities:








Accounts payable

$

47,719



$

49,986


Accounts payable—related party


886




1,905


Distributions payable to non-controlling interests and redeemable non-controlling interests


4,823




11,347


Accrued compensation


19,459




13,758


Current portion of deferred revenue


8,260




4,968


Current portion of capital lease obligation


5,742




5,489


Accrued and other current liabilities


28,255




29,017


Total current liabilities


115,144




116,470


Capital lease obligation, net of current portion


9,467




10,055


Long-term debt


500,032




415,850


Deferred tax liability, net


260,404




216,033


Deferred revenue, net of current portion


41,070




43,304


Other non-current liabilities


30,378




28,565


Total liabilities


956,495




830,277


Commitments and contingencies








Redeemable non-controlling interests


156,198




169,541


Stockholders' equity:








Common stock


1,067




1,066


Additional paid-in capital


531,877




530,646


Accumulated deficit


(43,988)




(12,769)


Total stockholders' equity


488,956




518,943


Non-controlling interests


119,425




90,309


Total equity


608,381




609,252


TOTAL LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE NON-CONTROLLING INTERESTS AND EQUITY

$

1,721,074



$

1,609,070


 

Vivint Solar, Inc.


Condensed Consolidated Unaudited Statements of Operations


(In thousands, except per share data)











Three Months Ended



March 31,



2016



2015


Revenue:








Operating leases and incentives

$

16,578



$

8,580


Solar energy system and product sales


652




965


Total revenue


17,230




9,545


Operating expenses:








Cost of revenue—operating leases and incentives


37,760




23,880


Cost of revenue—solar energy system and product sales


422




438


Sales and marketing


12,648




6,433


Research and development


1,232




582


General and administrative


22,920




18,630


Amortization of intangible assets


265




3,763


Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets


36,601




4,506


Total operating expenses


111,848




58,232


Loss from operations


(94,618)




(48,687)


Interest expense


5,765




2,127


Other expense


30




313


Loss before income taxes


(100,413)




(51,127)


Income tax expense


5,149




8,848


Net loss


(105,562)




(59,975)


Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests and redeemable

non-controlling interests


(74,343)




(72,124)


Net (loss attributable) income available to common stockholders

$

(31,219)



$

12,149


Net (loss attributable) income available per share to common stockholders:








Basic

$

(0.29)



$

0.12


Diluted

$

(0.29)



$

0.11


Weighted-average shares used in computing net (loss attributable) income available per share to common stockholders:








Basic


106,619




105,303


Diluted


106,619




109,051


 

Vivint Solar, Inc.


Condensed Consolidated Unaudited Statements of Cash Flows


(In thousands)











Three Months Ended



March 31,



2016



2015


CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:








Net loss

$

(105,562)



$

(59,975)


Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:








Depreciation and amortization


9,103




4,208


Amortization of intangible assets


265




3,763


Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets


36,601




4,506


Deferred income taxes


44,371




17,024


Stock-based compensation


1,625




2,707


Loss on removal of solar energy systems and property and equipment


444





Non-cash interest and other expense


1,430




795


Reduction in lease pass-through financing obligation


(438)





Excess tax effects from stock-based compensation


(393)





Changes in operating assets and liabilities:








Accounts receivable, net


(3,389)




(1,537)


Inventories


(899)




2


Prepaid expenses and other current assets


(2,142)




(224)


Prepaid tax asset, net


(41,997)




(36,437)


Other non-current assets, net


(1,707)




96


Accounts payable


(455)




29


Accounts payable—related party


(1,019)




(308)


Accrued compensation


4,330




(469)


Deferred revenue


1,058




1,489


Accrued and other current liabilities


(1,715)




20,271


Net cash used in operating activities


(60,489)




(44,060)


CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:








Payments for the cost of solar energy systems


(106,697)




(108,185)


Payments for property and equipment


(1,392)




(1,176)


Change in restricted cash and cash equivalents


(2,613)




(5,644)


Purchase of intangible assets


(291)




(22)


Net cash used in investing activities


(110,993)




(115,027)


CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:








Proceeds from investment by non-controlling interests and redeemable non-controlling interests


89,986




81,218


Distributions paid to non-controlling interests and redeemable non-controlling interests


(6,394)




(2,365)


Proceeds from long-term debt


94,502




17,500


Payments on long-term debt


(4,150)





Payments for debt issuance costs


(6,230)




(3,078)


Proceeds from lease pass-through financing obligation


281





Principal payments on capital lease obligations


(1,562)




(1,013)


Payments for deferred offering costs





(589)


Net cash provided by financing activities


166,433




91,673


NET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS


(5,049)




(67,414)


CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS—Beginning of period


92,213




261,649


CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS—End of period

$

87,164



$

194,235


 

Vivint Solar, Inc.


Key Operating Metrics



























Three Months Ended



March 31,



December 31,



March 31,



2016



2015



2015














 Installations


7,704




8,411




6,426


 Megawatts installed


54.9




58.6




46.2


 Cumulative installations


76,231




68,527




42,146


 Cumulative megawatts installed


513.8




458.9




274.4


 Estimated nominal contracted payments remaining (in millions)

$

2,064.5



$

1,871.9



$

1,204.8


      Estimated retained value under energy contract (in millions)

$

783.4



$

705.6



$

442.8


      Estimated retained value of renewal (in millions)

$

228.4



$

200.5



$

117.2


 Estimated retained value (in millions)

$

1,011.7



$

906.1



$

560.0


 Estimated retained value per watt

$

1.97



$

1.98



$

2.05


Non-GAAP Earnings per Share (EPS) Before Noncontrolling Interests

We report GAAP EPS, which is based upon net (loss attributable) income available to common stockholders. We also report non-GAAP EPS. The difference between GAAP EPS and non-GAAP EPS is that non-GAAP EPS is based on net loss, which excludes net loss attributable to non-controlling interests and redeemable non-controlling interests. Additionally, to calculate non-GAAP EPS we have excluded the effect of the goodwill impairment for the three months ended March 31, 2016 as it is a non-recurring event that is not representative of our ongoing business. As we are in a net loss position for all periods reported, potentially issuable shares are excluded from the diluted EPS calculation since the effect would be antidilutive. Therefore, basic and diluted non-GAAP EPS are the same in each period presented.

Under GAAP accounting, we report net loss attributable to non-controlling interests and redeemable non-controlling interests to reflect our joint venture fund investors' allocable share in the results of these joint venture investment funds. Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests and redeemable non-controlling interests is calculated based primarily on the hypothetical liquidation at book value, or HLBV, method, which assumes that the joint venture funds are liquidated at the reporting date, even though liquidation may or may not ever occur. Additionally the returns that will be allocated to the investors over the expected terms of the investment funds may differ significantly from the amounts calculated under the HLBV method. Accordingly, we also report non-GAAP EPS based on our losses before net loss attributable to non-controlling interests and redeemable non-controlling interests per share, which we view as a better measure of our operating performance.  Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for our financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

According to this definition, the non-GAAP loss before the allocation of loss attributable to non-controlling interests and redeemable non-controlling interests per share was ($0.65) for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

Vivint Solar, Inc.


Non-GAAP Net Loss per Share


(In thousands, except per share data)



















Three Months Ended



March 31,



2016



2015


Net loss

$

(68,961)



$

(59,975)


Net loss per share:








Basic and diluted

$

(0.65)



$

(0.57)


Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share:








Basic and diluted


106,619




105,303


Glossary of Definitions

"Installations" represents the number of solar energy systems installed on customers' premises.

"MWs or megawatts" represents the DC nameplate megawatt production capacity.

"MW Booked" represents the aggregate megawatt nameplate capacity of solar energy systems that were permitted during the period net of cancellations in the period.

"MW Installed" represents the aggregate megawatt nameplate capacity of solar energy systems for which panels, inverters, and mounting and racking hardware have been installed on customer premises in the period.

"Nominal Contracted Payments Remaining" equals the sum of the remaining cash payments that Vivint Solar's customers are expected to pay over the term of their agreements for systems installed as of the measurement date. For a power purchase agreement, Vivint Solar multiplies the contract price per kilowatt-hour by the estimated annual energy output of the associated solar energy system to determine the estimated nominal contracted payments. For a customer lease, Vivint Solar includes the monthly fees and upfront fee, if any, as set forth in the lease.

"Retained Value" represents the net cash flows, discounted at 6%, that Vivint Solar expects to receive from customers pursuant to long-term customer contracts net of estimated cash distributions to fund investors and estimated operating expenses for systems installed as of the measurement date. For purposes of the calculation, Vivint Solar aggregates the estimated retained value from the solar energy systems during the typical 20-year term of Vivint Solar's contracts, which Vivint Solar refers to as estimated retained value under energy contracts, and the estimated retained value associated with an assumed 10-year renewal term following the expiration of the initial contract term, which Vivint Solar refers to as estimated retained value of renewal. To calculate estimated retained value of renewal, Vivint Solar assumes all contracts are renewed at 90% of the contractual price in effect at the expiration of the initial term.

"Retained Value per Watt" is calculated by dividing the estimated retained value as of the measurement date by the aggregate nameplate capacity of solar energy systems under long-term customer contracts that have been installed as of such date, and is subject to the same assumptions and uncertainties as estimated retained value.

"Undeployed Tax Equity Financing Capacity" represents a forecast of the amount of megawatts that can be deployed based on committed available tax equity financing for Energy Contracts.

Investor Contact:

Vivint Solar
Rob Kain
Vice President of Investor Relations
801-234-7066
ir@vivintsolar.com

Media Contact:

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Public Relations
801-229-6443
pr@vivintsolar.com

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