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PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Comments on Recent Trading Activity; Provides Additional Insight to Pending Torch Orders $RTN $NOC $UTX $DDD.ca $SSYS $PRLB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:11 PM on Friday, September 11th, 2020
  • Everything material has been disclosed by the Company in either its press releases or financial reports
  • PyroGenesis further confirms that none of the contracts press released are at risk. Last but not least, the Company wishes to reassure PyroGenesis’ shareholders that we remain on track with our current and prospective projects

MONTREAL, Sept. 11, 2020 — PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V: PYR) (OTCQB: PYRNF) (FRA: 8PY), a high-tech company, (the “Company”, the “Corporation” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma atomized metal powder, plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, issues this press release in response to a sudden decline in its stock price this afternoon.

Given the recent decline, and inquiries from investors, the Company confirms the following:

Everything material has been disclosed by the Company in either its press releases or financial reports. PyroGenesis further confirms that none of the contracts press released are at risk. Last but not least, the Company wishes to reassure PyroGenesis’ shareholders that we remain on track with our current and prospective projects.

“There seems to be an indication that certain comments made by a fund manager in the course of an interview lead to this decline.  In the interview it appears that one could conclude that he suggested that he did not expect more than 1 to 2 torches to be sold by PyroGenesis within the next 3-6 months,” said Mr. P. Peter Pascali, CEO and President of PyroGenesis.  “Although I respect analysis done by third parties, I am also aware of the challenges that this presents to these same very same analysts who, by the very nature of the job, are always on the outside looking in. This is also exasperated by the pressure they have of providing insight within sound bites.  Having said that I can confirm that the Company has visibility on more torch orders than that alluded to in the interview.  In fact, I can confirm that the current status of torch negotiations with various clients anticipate closing more than 1-2 torch deals in well under 3 months, let alone 3-6 months.  These comments are not meant to reflect badly on the analyst in question, but merely to provide additional insight that only a CEO with full information can, and which I felt, under the circumstances, was necessary.”

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and products. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian Corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward- looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Corporation’s current expectation and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Corporation with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Corporation’s ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com, or at www.otcmarkets.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward- looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the OTCQB accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
For further information please contact:
Rodayna Kafal, Vice President Investors Relations and Strategic Business Development,
Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: [email protected]
RELATED LINK: http://www.pyrogenesis.com/ 

VIDEO – PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Receives $11.5M Contract For 2 Aircraft Carriers … But That May Not Be Their Biggest News $RTN $NOC $UTX $DDD.ca $SSYS $PRLB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 6:27 PM on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

The most expensive real estate in the world measured by square foot is a US aircraft carrier.  If that wasn’t enough, it is also amongst the hardest places in the world to get your technology approved for use.

PyroGenesis has already sold two (2) plasma torch based systems to the US Navy for installation on two aircraft carriers … and now it has sold two more systems for 2 more US aircraft carriers to the tune of $11.5M.

The news is cause for celebration by both the Company and its shareholders, not just for the associated dollar value but for the additional reputational gains made by PYR as a result of a massive repeat order to the US Government.  There isn’t a small cap company in the world that wouldn’t be popping champagne bottles tonight.

Can you feel the BUT coming?  OK, here it is  …. But this US aircraft carrier news may not be the biggest news of the WEEK for PyroGenesis, let alone the year because just a few days earlier it announced the following:

PyroGenesis Announces Completion and Acceptance of Modelling Contract with Iron Ore Pelletization Client A; Receives Draft Contract for Equipment Purchase

How big could this development be?  In a press release earlier this year PYR stated the following:

The Client has over 10 plants, each requiring approx. 50 torches.Each torch will generate up to $3M of revenue to PyroGenesis. 

In case your calculator isn’t working, that’s 50 x 10 X $3,000,0000 = $1.5 BILLION.  However, we would be remiss if we didn’t insert this quote from PYR CEO Peter Pascali who stated:

“I must caution that although all parties are confident of the outcome, and the remaining details are minor, there is no guarantee that the Contract will, at the end of the day, be signed, until it is. We have no definite visibility on how long this will take but we are clearly in the final stages.”

If you are just discovering PyroGenesis (PYR:TSXV) then grab your favourite drink and watch this powerful video …. or listen in via podcast when you want to tune out the world and learn about an incredible company.

Please be sure to share this interview with your networks. 

PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Signs $11.5MM Contract for US Navy’s Two Ship Build $RTN $NOC $UTX $DDD.ca $SSYS $PRLB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:09 PM on Friday, September 4th, 2020
  • Signed an $11.5MM contract to provide PyroGenesis’ waste destruction systems
  • Contract is for two Systems, one for each ship in the US Navy’s two-ship build
  • Systems are expected to be built within the next 18 months, and are to be installed on the next Gerald R. Ford-class US aircraft carriers; the USS Enterprise (CVN-80) and the USS Doris Miller (CVN-81).
  • Includes a first payment of approx. $4.8MM
  • With this additional Contract in hand, the resulting backlog is expected to be approx. $40MM

MONTREAL, Sept. 04, 2020 — PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V: PYR) (OTCQB: PYRNF) (FRA: 8PY), a high-tech company, (the “Company”, the “Corporation” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma atomized metal powder, plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, is pleased to announce that, further to its press release dated July 9th, 2020, it has signed an $11.5MM contract (the “Contract”) to provide PyroGenesis’ waste destruction systems (the “Systems”). This Contract is for two Systems, one for each ship in the US Navy’s two-ship build.

This Contract includes a first payment (“Down Payment”) of approx. $4.8MM. This project should be completed within 18 months. With this additional Contract in hand, the resulting backlog is expected to be approx. $40MM.

The Systems are expected to be built within the next 18 months, and are to be installed on the next Gerald R. Ford-class US aircraft carriers; the USS Enterprise (CVN-80) and the USS Doris Miller (CVN-81).  

“It is indeed an honor to supply our high-tech products to such a prestigious client as the US Navy. It speaks to our credibility as an innovator with a proven capability of delivering proprietary plasma processes to high value niche markets. Furthermore, it is also a testimony to the fact that PyroGenesis continues to develop commercial cutting-edge applications,” said P. Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis. “This backlog is quite significant particularly when taken in the context of the Company’s previous revenues (2019: $4.8MM, 2018: $5.0MM), and we look forward to adding to this in the very near future.”

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and products. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian Corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward- looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Corporation’s current expectation and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Corporation with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Corporation’s ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com, or at www.otcmarkets.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward- looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the OTCQB accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
For further information please contact:
Rodayna Kafal, Vice President Investors Relations and Strategic Business Development,
Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: [email protected]
www.pyrogenesis.com

PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Signs $11.5MM Contract for US Navy’s Two Ship Build $RTN $NOC $UTX $DDD.ca $SSYS $PRLB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:42 PM on Friday, September 4th, 2020
  • Signed an $11.5MM contract to provide PyroGenesis’ waste destruction systems
  • Contract is for two Systems, one for each ship in the US Navy’s two-ship build
  • Systems are expected to be built within the next 18 months, and are to be installed on the next Gerald R. Ford-class US aircraft carriers; the USS Enterprise (CVN-80) and the USS Doris Miller (CVN-81).
  • Includes a first payment of approx. $4.8MM
  • With this additional Contract in hand, the resulting backlog is expected to be approx. $40MM.

MONTREAL, Sept. 04, 2020 — PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V: PYR) (OTCQB: PYRNF) (FRA: 8PY), a high-tech company, (the “Company”, the “Corporation” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma atomized metal powder, plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, is pleased to announce that, further to its press release dated July 9th, 2020, it has signed an $11.5MM contract (the “Contract”) to provide PyroGenesis’ waste destruction systems (the “Systems”). This Contract is for two Systems, one for each ship in the US Navy’s two-ship build.

This Contract includes a first payment (“Down Payment”) of approx. $4.8MM. This project should be completed within 18 months. With this additional Contract in hand, the resulting backlog is expected to be approx. $40MM.

The Systems are expected to be built within the next 18 months, and are to be installed on the next Gerald R. Ford-class US aircraft carriers; the USS Enterprise (CVN-80) and the USS Doris Miller (CVN-81).  

“It is indeed an honor to supply our high-tech products to such a prestigious client as the US Navy. It speaks to our credibility as an innovator with a proven capability of delivering proprietary plasma processes to high value niche markets. Furthermore, it is also a testimony to the fact that PyroGenesis continues to develop commercial cutting-edge applications,” said P. Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis. “This backlog is quite significant particularly when taken in the context of the Company’s previous revenues (2019: $4.8MM, 2018: $5.0MM), and we look forward to adding to this in the very near future.”

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and products. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian Corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward- looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Corporation’s current expectation and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Corporation with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Corporation’s ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com, or at www.otcmarkets.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward- looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the OTCQB accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
For further information please contact:
Rodayna Kafal, Vice President Investors Relations and Strategic Business Development,
Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: [email protected]
www.pyrogenesis.com

PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Announces Completion and Acceptance of Modelling Contract with Iron Ore Pelletization Client A; Receives Draft Contract for Equipment Purchase $RTN $NOC $UTX $DDD.ca $SSYS $PRLB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:13 PM on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
  • Announced the completion and acceptance of its modeling contract with Client A which confirmed, amongst other things, that replacing fossil fuel burners with PyroGenesis’ proprietary plasma torches addresses the Client’s greenhouse gas reduction strategy/policy
  • PyroGenesis is also pleased to confirm receipt of a draft equipment purchase contract from Client A
  • Client’s name shall remain anonymous for competitive and confidential reasons

MONTREAL, Sept. 01, 2020 — PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V: PYR) (OTCQB: PYRNF) (FRA: 8PY), a high-tech company, (the “Company”, the “Corporation” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma atomized metal powder, plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch systems, further to its press release dated July 2nd, 2020, is pleased to announce the completion and acceptance of its modeling contract with Client A (the “Client”) which confirmed, amongst other things, that replacing fossil fuel burners with PyroGenesis’ proprietary plasma torches addresses the Client’s greenhouse gas reduction strategy/policy. PyroGenesis is also pleased to confirm receipt of a draft equipment purchase contract (the “Contract”) from Client A. The Client’s name shall remain anonymous for competitive and confidential reasons.

The modeling contract, disclosed in previous press releases, successfully demonstrated the benefits of replacing fossil fuel burners with PyroGenesis’ proprietary plasma torches. More specifically, two of the most important benefits demonstrated were i) that replacing fossil fuel burners with plasma torches was a simple replacement, plug and play process, and ii) that PyroGenesis’ proprietary plasma torches significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions which, as a result, could play a significant role in Client A’s greenhouse gas reduction strategy/policy.

The Company also confirms having received a Contract which essentially highlights the terms and conditions negotiated to date. Although the major terms and conditions contained therein have been agreed to in principle, there are still several elements that need further review.

“The fact that we have received this Contract, on the heels of a successful modelling contract, from a significant player in the industry, clearly demonstrates the impact that PyroGenesis’ proprietary plasma torches are having in iron ore pelletization greenhouse gas reduction strategies,” said Mr. Peter Pascali, CEO and President of PyroGenesis. “Of note, PyroGenesis has the patent with respect to using plasma torches in iron ore pelletization as described. I must caution that although all parties are confident of the outcome, and the remaining details are minor, there is no guarantee that the Contract will, at the end of the day, be signed, until it is. We have no definite visibility on how long this will take but we are clearly in the final stages. We are all very excited at the significant role PyroGenesis’ proprietary plasma torches could play in reducing greenhouse gases, economically, all to the benefit of our planet.”

Pelletization is the process in which iron ore is concentrated before shipment, thus significantly reducing the cost of transportation. In conventional technologies, the process heat is provided by fuel oil or natural gas burners (both environmentally damaging). The combustion, in the burners, of fossil fuels results in the production of greenhouse gases, mainly CO2. Plasma torches, by contrast, utilize renewable electricity and as such offer an environmentally attractive alternative to fossil fuel burners.

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and products. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian Corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward- looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Corporation’s current expectation and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Corporation with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Corporation’s ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com, or at www.otcmarkets.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward- looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the OTCQB accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

For further information please contact:
Rodayna Kafal, Vice President Investors Relations and Strategic Business Development
Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: [email protected]

PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Comments on Recent Trading Activity; Military, Tunneling, Drosrite, Pelletization, PUREVAP; All on Track $RTN $NOC $UTX $DDD.ca $SSYS $PRLB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:13 PM on Monday, August 24th, 2020
  • Company wishes to reassure investors that all projects (Military, Tunneling, Drosrite™, Pelletization, PUREVAP™, etc…) are all on track and there are no undisclosed events to warrant this morning’s decline.
  • Everything material has been disclosed by the Company in either its press releases or financial reports. PyroGenesis further confirms that none of the contracts press released are at risk.
  • Last but not least, the Company wishes to reassure PyroGenesis’ shareholders that we remain on track with our current and prospective projects.

MONTREAL, Aug. 24, 2020 — PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V: PYR) (OTCQB: PYRNF) (FRA: 8PY), a high-tech company, (the “Company”, the “Corporation” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma atomized metal powder, plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, issues this press release in response to this morning’s trading activity, and the sudden decline in its stock price. The Company wishes to reassure investors that all projects (Military, Tunneling, Drosrite™, Pelletization, PUREVAP™, etc…) are all on track and there are no undisclosed events to warrant this morning’s decline.

The Company does not usually opine on stock price and trading activity, however, given the recent decline, and inquiries from investors, the Company confirms the following:

Everything material has been disclosed by the Company in either its press releases or financial reports. PyroGenesis further confirms that none of the contracts press released are at risk. Last but not least, the Company wishes to reassure PyroGenesis’ shareholders that we remain on track with our current and prospective projects.

“I just wanted to take the time to reassure investors that the precipitous decline in stock price today cannot be explained by any undisclosed developments at the Company,” said Mr. P. Peter Pascali, CEO and President of PyroGenesis.  “To the contrary, all of our projects are moving ahead and are closer to completion than before. The potential contracts previously announced are not in jeopardy and are moving ahead. Regretfully, to those looking from the outside, it always seems to take longer than expected, however, nothing can be further from the truth and, in certain instances, are proceeding with lightning speed particularly given the entities we are talking to and the significance of the contracts under discussion.”

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and products. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian Corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward- looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Corporation’s current expectation and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Corporation with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Corporation’s ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com, or at www.otcmarkets.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward- looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the OTCQB accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
For further information please contact:
Rodayna Kafal, Vice President Investors Relations and Strategic Business Development,
Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: [email protected]

RELATED LINK: http://www.pyrogenesis.com/

PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Signs $3M Contract with $HPQ.ca Subsidiary; Includes IP Sale of $2.4MM $RTN $NOC $UTX $DDD.ca $SSYS $PRLB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 1:55 PM on Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
  • Announced today that it has signed a contract for approx. $3MM with HPQ Nano Silicon Powders Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of HPQ Silicon Resources Inc.
  • This Contract has been developed to exploit the benefits of the novel PUREVAP™ Nano Silicon Reactor (NSiR) to make nano Silicon powder with the battery market as a principle target
  • Specifically, this program has been divided into two phases; i) to modify the existing GEN2 PUREVAP™ QRR in order to produce silicon nano powders and nanowires needed for the next generation of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Si batteries, and ii) to design and manufacture a semi-continuous process system with a commercial production capacity of at least 300 kg/month (or about 3.5 MT/year) of nano silicon powders

MONTREAL, Aug. 18, 2020 — PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V: PYR) (OTCQB: PYRNF) (FRA: 8PY), a high-tech company, (the “Company”, the “Corporation” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma atomized metal powder, plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch systems, is pleased to announce today that it has signed a contract for approx. $3MM (the “Contract”)  with HPQ Nano Silicon Powders Inc (“HPQ NANO” or the “Client”), a wholly owned subsidiary of HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”).

This Contract has been developed to exploit the benefits of the novel PUREVAP™ Nano Silicon Reactor (NSiR) to make nano Silicon powder with the battery market as a principle target. Specifically, this program has been divided into two phases; i) to modify the existing GEN2 PUREVAP™ QRR in order to produce silicon nano powders and nanowires needed for the next generation of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Si batteries, and ii) to design and manufacture a semi-continuous process system with a commercial production capacity of  at least 300 kg/month (or about 3.5 MT/year) of nano silicon powders.  

Research1 indicates that replacing graphite with nano silicon powders could allow the manufacturing of high-performance Li-ion batteries with the capability of delivering an almost tenfold (10x) increase in anode capacity, inducing a 20-40% gain in the energy density of the next generation of Li-Ion batteries. The Li-ion battery market size is estimated to grow from USD 44.2 billion in 2020 to USD 94.4 billion by 2025, equivalent to a CAGR of 16.4%.2  Manufacturing of Si nano powders is not yet commercially feasible with selling prices of US$ 30,000/kg.3  (Please refer to HPQ press release dated August 18th, 2020 for further details).

This Agreement includes $2.4MM for the sale of the intellectual property (IP) rights to the PUREVAP™ NSiR process, together with a 10 % royalty on the Client’s future sales (“Royalty”) (with set minimums). The IP sold relates exclusively to the manufacturing of nano silicon powders and wires by HPQ NANO. PyroGenesis will retain a royalty-free, exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to use the System for all other purposes. This Royalty stream can at any time be converted by PyroGenesis into a 50% ownership of the Client.

“This Agreement represents another significant milestone in our relationship with HPQ. Battery storage is the future and it is indeed exciting for us to now be using our plasma expertise in addressing the challenges facing the lithium battery market,” said M. P Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis. “This milestone is also a testament to what can be achieved when two companies, and their Boards, work together with a common purpose and a clear understanding of the many unforeseen challenges in bringing such product lines to fruition.”

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and products. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian Corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward- looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Corporation’s current expectation and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Corporation with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Corporation’s ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com, or at www.otcmarkets.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward- looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the OTCQB accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

For further information please contact:
Rodayna Kafal, Vice President Investors Relations and Strategic Business Development
Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: [email protected]
RELATED LINK: http://www.pyrogenesis.com/

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1 https://cen.acs.org/materials/energy-storage/battery-materials-world-anodes-time/97/i142 https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/lithium-ion-battery-market-49714593.html#:~:text=Lithium%2DIon%20Battery%20Market%20size,at%20a%20CAGR%20of%2016.4%25.
3 HPQ Corporate presentation 2020-06-30  https://hpqsilicon.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/HPQ-NEW-FULL-SIZE-VER_JUNE_30_2020.pdf

PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Provides Updated EPS Guidance for Third Quarter and Full Year 2020 $RTN $NOC $UTX $DDD.ca $SSYS $PRLB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:16 AM on Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Updated Earnings Guidance for Q3 2020 and full year 2020:

  • Management continues to expect significant revenue growth
  • Q3 2020 updated EPS> $0.07
  • Full year 2020 updated EPS > $0.11.

MONTREAL, Aug. 13, 2020 — PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V: PYR) (OTCQB: PYRNF) (FRA: 8PY), a high-tech company, (the “Company”, the “Corporation” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma atomized metal powder, plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch systems, is pleased to provide today, further to its Q2 2020 financial press release dated July 29th, 2020, updated earnings per share (“EPS”) guidance for Q3 2020, and the full year 2020.

PyroGenesis now expects EPS for Q3 2020 to be in excess of $0.07. On July 29th, 2020, the Company had given prior guidance of $0.06 for the same period. Furthermore, the Company now expects an EPS for the full year 2020 to be conservatively in excess of $0.11.

“We understand the market’s interest in our providing guidance, so we are progressing cautiously and conservatively as we are committed to meet or exceed market expectations,” said P. Peter Pascali, CEO and President of PyroGenesis. “Our confidence, and increased visibility, in our Q3 2020 results has resulted in this update, and we will continue to provide such updates as needed. The Company continues to exceed internal expectations in the execution of all its projects and business lines with little to no impact from the summer holiday period nor the ongoing pandemic.”

Updated Earnings Guidance for Q3 2020 and full year 2020:

  • Management continues to expect significant revenue growth
  • Q3 2020 updated EPS> $0.07
  • Full year 2020 updated EPS > $0.11.

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and products. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian Corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward- looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Corporation’s current expectation and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Corporation with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Corporation’s ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com, or at www.otcmarkets.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward- looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the OTCQB accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

For further information please contact:
Rodayna Kafal, Vice President Investors Relations and Strategic Business Development
Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: [email protected]
RELATED LINK: https://www.pyrogenesis.com/

PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Announces Q2 2020 Results: Net Income $5.2MM; Gross Margin 60%; Earnings per Share $0.04 $RTN $NOC $UTX $DDD.ca $SSYS $PRLB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:57 AM on Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Q2 2020 results reflect the following highlights:

  • Revenues of $2,128,454, an increase of 133% from $913,769 posted in Q2 2019
  • Comprehensive income of $5,228,020 an increase of 332% from ($2,253,390) posted in Q2 2020
  • Gross margin of 59.5% an increase of 39.2% over the same period in Q2 2019
  • Cash on hand on June 30, 2020 was $1,567,777 (December 31, 2019: $34,431)
  • Backlog of signed contracts as of the date of this writing is approx. $28MM.
  • Management expects significant revenue growth in 2020

MONTREAL, July 29, 2020 — PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V: PYR) (OTCQB: PYRNF) (FRA: 8PY), a high-tech company, (the “Company”, the “Corporation” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma atomized metal powder, plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch systems, is pleased to announce today its financial and operational results for the second-quarter ended June 30th, 2020.

“Percent complete revenue recognition in our major projects, which is the revenue recognition method we are mandated to follow by GAAP, is such that it is not linear, but exponential and as such, Q2 is now starting to reflect the results one might expect given recent announcements. It is interesting to note that using this revenue recognition method, only $1.8MM has been recognized under the $22MM+ DROSRITE™ contract for which we have announced receipt of over $7MM, and which will be completed within the next year. Using this same revenue recognition method, we can provide guidance for Q3 2020, and for the year ending December 31st, 2020: At this point, we expect that Q3 2020, and the nine months ending September 30, 2020, will both be profitable as will year end results. We are projecting Q3 2020 EPS (Basic & Diluted) to be conservatively in excess of 6 cents,” said P. Peter Pascali, CEO and President of PyroGenesis. “We are happy to be reporting these results in record time, and are pleased to note that we did so within the time frame set by more demanding exchanges. As such, we have set a goal to report all future financial results within the more stringent requirements set by the TSX as opposed to the TSXV.”

Q2 2020 results reflect the following highlights:

  • Revenues of $2,128,454, an increase of 133% from $913,769 posted in Q2 2019
  • Comprehensive income of $5,228,020 an increase of 332% from ($2,253,390) posted in Q2 2020
  • Gross margin of 59.5% an increase of 39.2% over the same period in Q2 2019
  • Cash on hand on June 30, 2020 was $1,567,777 (December 31, 2019: $34,431)
  • Backlog of signed contracts as of the date of this writing is approx. $28MM.

Management Guidance for Q3 2020

  • Management expects significant revenue growth
  • Management expects that Q3 2020 and the nine months ending September 30, 2020 to be profitable
  • Earnings per Share (EPS) > $0.06.

Management Guidance for full year 2020:

  • Management expects significant revenue growth in 2020
  • Earnings per Share (EPS) > $0.10.

OUTLOOK

Percent complete revenue recognition in our major projects, which is the revenue recognition method we are mandated to follow by GAAP, is such that it is not linear, but exponential and as such, Q2 is now starting to reflect the results one might expect given recent announcements. It is interesting to note that using this revenue recognition method, only $1.8MM has been recognized under the $22MM+ DROSRITE™ contract for which we have announced receipt of over $7MM, and which will be completed within the next year.

Using this same revenue recognition method, we can provide guidance for Q3 2020, and for the year ending December 31st, 2020: At this point we expect that Q3 2020, and the nine months ending September 30, 2020, will both be profitable as will year end results. We are projecting Q3 2020 EPS (Basic & Diluted) to be conservatively in excess of 6 cents and the year to be in excess of 10 cents. 

Any discussion regarding the OUTLOOK of the company would be remiss if it did not address the continued increase in the Company’s market capitalization and the implications that has for the future.

Without a doubt the Company’s market capitalization suffered, as did many other companies, in the general Covid-19 market meltdown at the end of March 2020. However, PyroGenesis soon broke from the pack with the issuance of a material press release on March 24th, 2020.

Management believes that its breaking from the ranks caught the attention of investors, fund managers, and money managers who all now had the time during the COVID-19 lockdown to fully analyze the complicated story that is PyroGenesis. Management does not see any reason why this interest would abate anytime soon. To the contrary, Management has reason to believe that interest in the Company will only increase over the foreseeable future. As such, several strategies (up listings, spinoffs, acquisitions) are now being accelerated/considered.

Having a larger market capitalization has also helped in discussions with potential customers who take comfort from the possibility that a higher market capitalization may translate into easier access to capital. For the record, there is no intention to raise capital for working capital purposes.

If 2018 was the year in which PyroGenesis successfully positioned each of its commercial business lines by strategically partnering with multi-billion-dollar entities, and 2019 was the year that saw the appropriate personnel and infrastructure being put in place while building upon the success of 2018, then 2020 is without a doubt the year that  the long awaited breakout, which began in the second half of 2019, takes place; it is in fact already upon us:

To date during 2020, PyroGenesis has:

  1. received significant payments under the $22MM contract with Drosrite International thereby validating announcements made during 2019,

  2. established a relationship with a US based tunneling company (contracts and payments ongoing),

  3. Established itself in the iron ore pelletization industry as a potential supplier of torches geared to replacing existing burners and thereby reducing GHGs. Interest is also spilling over into other industries with GHG reduction targets,

  4. Established a relationship with an OEM in North America with the intent to eventually supply powders for their 3D printing needs. This augments our relationship with Aubert & Duval, while at the same time de-risking our dependence on them,

  5. retired the $3MM convertible debenture in full,

  6. bought back approximately 1.2 Million shares under the existing Normal Course Issuer Bid,

  7. increased Company’s investment in HPQ, who has subsequently also experienced a significant increase in market capitalization,

  8. further benefited from early conversions of warrants maturing in 2021 of over $3MM. 

The Company has booked a significant backlog of signed contracts (in excess of $28MM; 2019 Revenues approx. $5MM) which, when taking the eagerly awaited US Navy contract into account, will increase to over $38MM. This provides a solid cornerstone upon which PyroGenesis can:

  1. continue to build on the recent successes with the Company’s DROSRITE™ offering,

  2. Leverage off of the recent successes with the Company’s torch offerings to (i) the iron ore pelletization industry, and (ii) a tunneling client,

  3. Accelerate activities with Aubert & Duval in the Additive Manufacturing sector as well as HPQ in the Mining and Metallurgical sector, both of which did not progress as fast as management would have liked in 2019. Significant attention will be placed on both these activities in 2020.

Specifically, with Aubert & Duval the goal will be to complete the integration of the cutting-edge advances PyroGenesis has made to the powder production process.

With respect to HPQ, the goal would be to accelerate the game changing PUREVAP™ family of processes which we are developing for HPQ, namely:

  • The PUREVAP™ “Quartz Reduction Reactors” (QRR), an innovative process (patent pending), which will permit the one step transformation of quartz (SiO2) into high purity silicon (Si) at reduced costs, energy input, and carbon footprint that will propagate its considerable renewable energy potential; and
  • The PUREVAP™ Nano Silicon Reactor (NSiR), a new proprietary process that use PUREVAP™ QRR silicon (Si) as feedstock, to make spherical silicon nano powders and nanowires;

Looking forward, the Company has, as of December 31st, 2019, approximately $10MM of in-the-money warrants and options expiring in 2020 and 2021. The Company also has over $50MM in tax loss carryforwards (roughly evenly distributed between federal and provincial obligations) which is not reflected as an asset on the balance sheet. 

Financial Summary

Revenues

PyroGenesis recorded revenue of $2,128,454 in the second quarter of 2020, representing an increase of 133% compared with $913,769 recorded in the second quarter of 2019.

Revenues recorded in the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 were generated primarily from:

  1. DROSRITE™ related sales of $1,319,904 (3 months) and $1,794,336 (6 months),
  2. PUREVAP™ related sales of $25,093 (3 months) and $43,058 (6 months),
  3. torch related sales of $617,077 (3 months) and $705,022 (6 months),
  4. support services related to PAWDS-Marine systems supplied to the US Navy $37,143 (3 months) and $61,039 (6 months).

Cost of Sales and Services and Gross Margins

Cost of sales and services before amortization of intangible assets was $855,049 in Q2 2020, representing an increase of 18% compared with $723,641 in Q2 2019, primarily due to an increase in subcontracting and direct material expenses offset by a reduction in employee compensation in Q2 2020.

In Q2 2020, employee compensation decreased to 103,957 (Q2 2019 – $414,873) and subcontracting, direct materials and manufacturing overhead increased to $813,201 (Q2 2019 – $335,240). The gross margin for Q2 2020 was $1,268,592 or 59.5% of revenue compared to a gross margin of $185,349 or 20.3% of revenue for Q2 2019. As a result of the type of contracts being executed, the nature of the project activity, as well as the composition of the cost of sales and services, as the mix between labour, materials and subcontracts may be significantly different. Of note, the Company in Q2 2020 applied for an amount of $648,125 in wage subsidy from Revenue Canada under the CEWS program. From this amount, $92,028 was applied to employee compensation under cost of sales and services.

Investment tax credits recorded against cost of sales are related to projects that qualify for tax credits from the provincial government of Quebec. Qualifying tax credits decreased to $18,758 in Q2 2020, compared with $29,061 in Q2 2019. This represents a decrease of 35% year-over-year. In total, the Company earned refundable investment tax credits of $17,332 in Q2 2020. The Company continues to make investments in research and development projects involving strategic partners and government bodies.

The amortization of intangible assets of $6,813 in Q2 2020 and $4,779 for Q2 2019 relates to patents and deferred development costs. Of note, these expenses are non-cash items and will be amortized over the duration of the patent lives.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

Included within Selling, General and Administrative expenses (“SG&A”) are costs associated with corporate administration, business development, project proposals, operations administration, investor relations and employee training.

SG&A expenses for Q2 2020 excluding the costs associated with share-based compensation (a non-cash item in which options vest principally over a four-year period), were $1,641,338 representing an increase of 4% compared with $1,583,779 reported for Q2 2019. 

The increase in SG&A expenses in Q2 2020 over the same period in 2019 is mainly attributable to the net effect of:

  • an increase of 34% in employee compensation due primarily to an increase in commission expenses offset by amounts claimed from Revenue Canada under the CEWS wage subsidy program,
  • an increase of 15% for professional fees, primarily due to an increase in legal fees,
  • a decrease of 0.4% in office and general expenses, is due to a decrease in computer and internet expenses,
  • travel costs decreased by 82%, due to a decrease in travel abroad,
  • depreciation on property and equipment decreased by 79% due to lower amounts of property and equipment being depreciated,
  • depreciation on right of use assets decreased by 19% due to lower amounts of right of use assets being depreciated,
  • Investment tax credits increased by 328% due to an additional refund of $24,605 from the 2018 tax return filed,
  • government grants increased by 228% due to higher levels of activities supported by such grants,
  • other expenses decreased by 33%, primarily due to a decrease in cost of freight and shipping.

Separately, share based payments decreased by 14% in Q2 2020 over the same period in 2019 as a result of the vesting structure of the stock option plan including the stock options granted on January 2, 2020.

Research and Development (“R&D”) Costs

The Company incurred ($3,869) of R&D costs, net of government grants, on internal projects in Q2 2020, a decrease of 102% as compared with $212,645 in Q2 2019. The decrease in Q2 2020 is primarily related to an increase in government grants supporting our R&D activities and an amount of $129,201 claimed under the wage subsidy from Revenue Canada under the CEWS program.

In addition to internally funded R&D projects, the Company also incurred R&D expenditures during the execution of client funded projects. These expenses are eligible for Scientific Research and Experimental Development (“SR&ED”) tax credits. SR&ED tax credits on client funded projects are applied against cost of sales and services (see “Cost of Sales” above). 

Net Finance Costs

Finance costs for Q2 2020 totaled $276,928 as compared with $275,418 for Q2 2019, were less than 1%, resulting in a virtually unchanged variance.

Strategic Investments

The adjustment to the fair market value of strategic investments for Q2 2020 resulted in a gain of $5,899,465 compared to a loss in the amount of $339,313 in Q2 2019, representing an increase of 1839% year-over-year. The increase is primarily attributable to the increased market share value in the HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. and Beauce Gold Fields.

Net Comprehensive Loss

The net comprehensive gain for Q2 2020 of $5,228,020 compared to a loss of $2,253,390, in Q2 2019, represents an increase of 332% year-over-year. The increased gain of $7,481,410 in the comprehensive gain in Q2 2020 is primarily attributable to the factors described above, which have been summarized as follows:

  1. an increase in product and service-related revenue of $1,214,685 arising in Q2 2020, an increase in cost of sales and services totaling $133,442, primarily due to an increase in subcontracting, direct materials, manufacturing overhead & other, offset by a decrease in employee compensation,
  2. an increase in SG&A expenses of $53,613 arising primarily due to an increase in employee compensation, professional fees, offset by a decrease in travel, depreciation on property and equipment, depreciation ROU assets, and other expenses,
  3. a decrease in R&D expenses of $216,512 primarily due to an increase in government grants and wage subsidy,
  4. an increase in net finance costs of $1,510 primarily due to interest on higher amounts of debt,
  5. an increase in fair value adjustment of $6,238,778 primarily due to strategic investments.    

EBITDA

The EBITDA gain in Q2 2020 was $5,610,023 compared with an EBITDA loss of $1,814,832 for Q2 2019, representing an increase of 409% year-over-year. The $7,424,855 increase in the EBITDA gain in Q2 2020 compared with Q2 2019 is due to the increase in comprehensive income of $7,418,410, a decrease in depreciation on property and equipment of $38,927, a decrease in depreciation of right of use assets of $21,171, an increase in amortization of intangible assets of $2,034, and an increase in finance charges of $1,511.

Adjusted EBITDA gain in Q2 2020 was $5,633,661 compared with an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $1,787,248 for Q2 2019. The increase of $7,420,909 in the Adjusted EBITDA gain in Q2 2020 is attributable to an increase in EBITDA gain of $7,424,855, offset by a decrease of $3,946 in share-based payments.

The Modified EBITDA loss in Q2 2020 was $265,804 compared with a Modified EBITDA loss of $1,447,935 for Q2 2019, representing a decrease of 82%. The decrease in the Modified EBITDA loss in Q2 2020 is attributable to the increase as mentioned above in the Adjusted EBITDA of $7,357,909 and an increase in the change of fair value of strategic investments of $6,238,778.

Liquidity

The Company has incurred, in the last several years, operating losses and negative cash flows from operations, resulting in an accumulated deficit of $57,304,682 and a negative working capital of $7,463,370 as at Q2 2020, (December 31, 2019 – $60,237,656 and $10,492,102 respectively). Furthermore, as at Q2 2020, the Company’s current liabilities and expected level of expenses for the next twelve months exceed cash on hand of $1,567,777 (December 31, 2019 – $34,431). The Company has relied upon external financings to fund its operations in the past, primarily through the issuance of equity, debt, and convertible debentures, as well as from investment tax credits.

Revenue generated from active projects has begun to produce sufficient positive cash flow to fund operations. The Company has a strong backlog from signed contracts totaling $28MM, and a pipeline of prospective new projects resulting in the Company’s business plan becoming less dependent on raising additional funds to finance operations within and beyond the next 12 months. While the Company has been successful in securing financing in the past, raising additional funds is dependent on a number of factors outside the Company’s control, and as such there is no assurance that it will be able to do so, should it need to, in the future. If the Company is unable to obtain sufficient additional financing when needed, it may have to curtail operations and development activities, any of which could harm the business, financial condition and results of operations.

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and products. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian Corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward- looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Corporation’s current expectation and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Corporation with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Corporation’s ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com, or at www.otcmarkets.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the OTCQB accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

For further information please contact:
Rodayna Kafal, Vice President Investors Relations and Strategic Business Development
Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: [email protected]
RELATED LINK: http://www.pyrogenesis.com/

PyroGenesis $PYR.ca Confirms Total Receipts of over $7.5MM in Payments Under $25M+ DROSRITE Contract $RTN $NOC $UTX $DDD.ca $SSYS $PRLB

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:18 PM on Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
  • Confirmed today that in response to additional inquiries with respect to the subject matter, payments totaling over $7.5MM have been received to date under the exclusive contract with Drosrite International LLC
  • “We decided to, once again, confirm the total payments received to date under the $25MM+ DROSRITE™ contract due to a large number of inquiries received from shareholders and investors,” said Mr. P. Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis.

MONTREAL, July 23, 2020 — PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://www.pyrogenesis.com) (TSX-V: PYR) (OTCQB: PYRNF) (FRA: 8PY), a high-tech company, (the “Company”, the “Corporation” or “PyroGenesis”) that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma atomized metal powder, plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, is pleased to confirm today that, in response to additional inquiries with respect to the subject matter, payments totaling over $7.5MM have been received to date under the exclusive contract with Drosrite International LLC (“DI”).

“We decided to, once again, confirm the total payments received to date under the $25MM+ DROSRITE™ contract due to a large number of inquiries received from shareholders and investors,” said Mr. P. Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis. “It should also be noted that an additional payment of over $2.5MM is expected in the next few weeks. All these payments are being made based on previously agreed to milestones and all are being paid on time. In fact, none of our contracts have been materially affected by COVID-19 and are all progressing as expected.”

About Drosrite International LLC

DI is a US based private company duly constituted and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware, providing state-of-the-art waste management technologies to the aluminum industry. DI is duly licensed by PyroGenesis to manufacture, market, sell and distribute DROSRITE™ systems and technology to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and certain other countries in the Middle East, on an exclusive basis. All DROSRITE™ systems supplied by DI are manufactured in the USA.

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a high-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes and products. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian Corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace. For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com

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SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

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Rodayna Kafal, Vice President Investors Relations and Strategic Business Development,
Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: [email protected]  

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