Niagara Falls, New York, May 10, 2013 - JBI, Inc. (the “Company” or “JBI”) (OTCQB: JBII), a clean energy company that recycles waste plastic into liquid fuels, announced that it filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for its first quarter of 2013 with the SEC earlier today.
The Company reported $196,817 in total revenues, a 13.1% decrease from the first quarter of 2012. The Company reported $129,873 in fuel revenues, a 7.6% increase from the first quarter of 2012 and costs of goods sold related to fuel revenues of $128,864, a 13.7% decrease from the first quarter of 2012. Net losses from continuing operations for the quarter were $2,714,521, compared to $2,770,493 in first quarter of 2012.
The Company produced 76,060 total gallons of fuel in the first quarter of 2013, compared to 64,390 gallons produced in first quarter 2012, an 18.1% increase. Total cost per gallon was $1.73 per gallon, compared to $2.27 per gallon for the first quarter 2012, representing a 23.8% decrease in cost per gallon.
“As we had previously disclosed on our investor conference call on April 2, 2013, we expected first quarter revenues to be lower than those of the fourth quarter 2012, specifically driven by residual downtime from our heat transfer fluid testing and weather related issues with our feedstock,” stated JBI Chief Executive Officer Tony Bogolin. “Also, as we previously disclosed, these issues have been addressed and we do not foresee a repeat of them in the future.”
Mr. Bogolin also stated, “Subsequent to the operational organization structure changes we implemented in March, we are currently processing on a more consistent basis. We expect to continue this consistent production throughout 2013 and into the future.”
JBI’s Chief Financial Officer, Matthew Ingham, stated, “We are encouraged by the improvement of our cost of goods sold and cost per gallon year over year. We continue to strive to better align our costs to ensure that our gross margins are improving and become more representative of what we believe our processors are capable of.”
CEO Tony Bogolin commented, “We are pleased with the progress that we are making with regards to feedstock procurement. We have been proactive in addressing our increased feedstock needs and continue to work on balancing this demand at price points that will be beneficial to our gross margins.”
The Company is nearing completion of its third processor and, to facilitate the anticipated increased volume at its Niagara Falls plant, it has recently installed 50,000 gallons of additional fuel storage capacity, as well as new loading docks to improve material handling capabilities for plastic feedstock.
“I am extremely excited about how close we are to completion of processor three,” stated founder and Chief of Technology, John Bordynuik. He continued, “All kilns and towers are now in place, our emission stack is nearly complete, and we will be commencing testing of the machine’s subsystems very shortly.”
For further information about the Company’s first fiscal quarter 2013, including its financial results, readers of this press release should review the Company’s disclosures in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which is publicly available on the website of the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.
About JBI, Inc.
JBI, Inc. is a clean energy company that recycles waste plastic into liquid fuels. JBI’s proprietary Plastic2Oil technology can deliver economic and environmental benefits by replacing refined fuels and diverting waste plastic from landfills. For further information, please visit www.plastic2oil.com.
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