ERJ staff report (TP)
Munich, Germany − The Pyrolyx AG Supervisory Board has approved the annual financial statements for 2013, marking their formal adoption in accordance with Section 172 AktG German Stock Corporation Act.
In 2013, Pyrolyx AG completed its successful test series at the pilot plant in Drunen (the Netherlands). Moreover, international tire manufacturers began field trials on tires made with Pyrolyx Carbon Black.
The company’s total assets rose on the previous year (ending 31 December 2012) by €2716.2 thousand or 45.2 percent to €8727.4 thousand at 31 December 2013. Despite a slight increase, the share of non-current assets within total assets was reduced from 55.7 percent at the end of 2012 to 48.3 percent by the end of 2013. Medium and short-term assets consisting of current assets, prepaid expenses and deferred tax assets grew faster than non-current assets, namely by €1847.7 thousand or 69.5 percent to €4508.0 thousand, the main drivers being cash and deferred tax assets.
The company’s equity decreased by €727.8 thousand or 40.3 percent to €1076.7 thousand in 2013. Pyrolyx carried out an equity increase of €1256.0 thousand in 2013 and issued convertible bonds to fund its current operations. By 31 March 2014, bonds totalling €2525.0 thousand had been converted into shares in Pyrolyx AG, boosting equity accordingly.
The company did not earn any significant regular turnover in 2013. Its net loss of €2028.5 thousand was almost identical to that of the previous year (€ -2025.3 thousand).
Even so, the company recorded other operating income of €921.7 thousand, which primarily resulted from the disposal of fixed assets as well as the reversal of provisions, payment in kind and insurance pay-outs.
Personnel expenditure rose from €926.0 thousand in 2012 to €1329.9 thousand due to the arrival of new employees, enabling the company to successfully carry out additional core functions.
The increase in other operating expenses to €1825.5 thousand from €1485 thousand in 2012 was primarily attributable to transaction costs associated with the convertible bond issue, trade show expenses, and the facility/pilot plant in the Netherlands.
The higher interest expenditure of €476.5 thousand compared to €270.1 thousand the previous year was due to the interest rate structure of existing loans and interest related to the convertible bonds.
The 2013 annual financial statements and the management report have been posted on www.pyrolyx.com. The company will transition from fiscal year 2014 to a consolidated reporting.
The Supervisory Board and the Management Board have scheduled this year’s annual general meeting for 30 June 2014 in Munich.
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Press release from Pyrolyx