Vancouver – (May 28, 2021) – SHARC International Systems Inc. (CSE: SHRC) (FSE: IWIA) (OTCQB: INTWF) (“SHARC Energy” or the “Company”) announces it has filed its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. For complete financial information for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021, please see the Interim Financial Statements and Management Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”) filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. All figures are in Canadian Dollars unless otherwise stated and in accordance with IFRS.
First Quarter Highlights:
- Revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2021 (“Q1 2021”) was $0.19M representing an increase of $0.14M from the three months ended March 31, 2020 (“Q1 2020”).
- Loss for Q1 2021 is $0.85M compared to $0.87M for Q1 2020, a decrease of $0.02M.
- Adjusted EBITDA Loss of $0.51M in Q1 2021 compared to $0.47M in Q1 2021, an increase of $0.04M.
- As of May 28, 2021, the Company has Sales Pipeline of $3.31M and Sales Order Backlog of $1.21M.
- The Company has $4.2M of working capital as of March 31, 2021. Management anticipates it has sufficient working capital to maintain its activities for the subsequent 12 months.
Q1 2021 Highlights and Subsequent Events
- $1.86 Million (M) raised through capital markets and security exercises. Since the beginning of 2021 to the date of the MD&A, the Company raised $0.45M (gross) through non-brokered equity and equity unit private placements, $1.30M through the exercise of stock options and warrants and 0.11M through the exercise of debenture warrants.
- WashOut Laundry Retrofit. The Company completed a retrofit installation of a PIRANHA T15 into WashOut Laundry, representing the first PIRANHA retrofit approved under the FortisBC Custom Performance Program. WashOut is projected to save over 2,100 gigajoules per year of natural gas, saving 105 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually.
- National Western Center. The National Western Center is pioneering the largest scale wastewater district-energy innovation in North America to date. The National Western Center will rely on two SHARC™ wastewater recovery systems placed in the heart of its 3.8-megawatt (MW) district energy system, creating a low-carbon campus that is sustainable and regenerative. The first phase of development is expected to recover the thermal energy from 3,000 gallons of wastewater that would otherwise be wasted and go down the drain every minute which will prevent 2,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the atmosphere.
- Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur visit to DC Water. U.S. House Representative Marcy Kaptur, Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, toured the U.S. capital’s DC Water Headquarters (“DC Water HQ”) on March 9, 2021. “I have never seen a technology that could have as positive of an impact on energy as what I have seen at the DC Water HQ,” said Congresswoman Kaptur after her visit.
- Conversion of Convertible Debt Face Value of $1.06M. During Q1 2021 and subsequently to date, the Company has converted $1.06M of convertible debt.
About SHARC Energy
SHARC International Systems Inc. is a world leader in energy recovery from the wastewater we send down the drain every day. SHARC Energy’s systems recycle thermal energy from wastewater, generating one of the most energy efficient and economical systems for heating, cooling & hot water production for commercial, residential and industrial buildings.
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 Adjusted EBITDA is a Non-IFRS measure. Please see discussion and reconciliation of Alternative Performance Measures and Non-IFRS measures in the Q1 2021 MD&A.
 Sales Pipeline is a Non-IFRS measure. Please see discussion of Alternative Performance Measures and Non-IFRS Measures in the Q1 2021 MD&A.
 Sales Order Backlog is a Non-IFRS measure. Please see discussion of Alternative Performance Measures and Non-IFRS Measures in the Q1 2021 MD&A.