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Stem Clocks Strong Q1 Revenue Growth, Reiterates FY21 Guidance

Stem Clocks Strong Q1 Revenue Growth, Reiterates FY21 Guidance




  • Stem Inc (NYSE: STEMreported first-quarter FY21 revenue growth of 275% year-on-year to $15.4 million, exceeding the higher end of the company guidance.
  • Higher hardware revenue from Front of the Meter (FTM) partnership agreements, and more service revenue from host customer arrangements, drove the growth.
  • Hardware revenue rose 14.7 times to $10.5 million, while Services revenue rose 44% Y/Y to $4.9 million.
  • Contracted Backlog rose to $221 million from strong Y/Y bookings growth of 150%. It increased over 20% Q/Q, reflecting strong commercial momentum, particularly in the FTM segment and a booming end market.
  • Contracted Assets Under Management (AUM) more than doubled Y/Y to 1.10 GWh from higher commercial activity and the addition of the 345-megawatt hour (MWh) Electrodes Holdings. Contracted AUM rose 10% Q/Q as new systems came into service.
  • Non-GAAP gross margin expanded 1,800 basis points to 19% from a higher mix of software service revenues and higher-margin hardware deliveries.
  • Net loss rose 372% Y/Y to $(82.6) million due to a $66 million non-cash charge from the revaluation of warrants, partially offset by higher margins and lower operating expenses.
  • EPS loss was $(6.73).
  • Adjusted EBITDA loss declined 57.7% Y/Y to $(4.1) million from higher gross margins and lower operating expenses, reflecting the success in Stem’s channel strategy driving lower customer acquisition costs.
  • Stem held $9.9 million in cash and equivalents and used $1.8 million in operating cash flow.
  • Stem completed its business combination with Star Peak and began trading on April 29, 2021.
  • Guidance: Stem reiterated FY21 revenue outlook of $147 million.
  • Price action: STEM shares traded higher by 0.89% at $18.20 in the premarket session on the last check Monday.

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