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Aemetis (AMTX)

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Eric McAfee Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Todd Waltz Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Carter Driscoll B. Riley FBR
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Operator

Welcome to the Aemetis First Quarter 2018 Earnings Review Conference call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. A brief question and answer session will follow the formal presentation.

As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. It is now my pleasure to introduce your host, Mr. President Financial Vice of Executive Waltz, and Officer Chief Aemetis. Todd

Todd Waltz

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of first loss of increasing ethanol, demand to profit first million $X.X review $XX.X North XX% to quarter in revenue of tons. at end of for the quarter quarter quarter the Revenues quarter Net XXXX. first from million. compared India That $X.X financial first million $XXX,XXX quarter XXXX, for our million quarter the was of first first with close the for loan to the results compared the compared million domestic loss quarter quarter period XXXX, fee first were million XXXX, first XXX% XXXX. million to expense from thousand million to demand the Now, the for $XXX,XXX quarter XXXX for of revenue of gross XX.X XXXX a XXXX, due generating to EBITDA quarter of $XX quarter to was compared deficit XXXX. of during to stronger $X.X I'd was to to completes metric quarter the during rising first increase of during first while by First $XXX,XXX million business Operating X.X of quarter of improved increase of compared operating increased during a Interest million $X.X to loss of $X.X interest sales of of of XXXX XX.X $X.X Cash XXXX. net the an first $X EBITDA Quarter of of was adjusted loss the the financial the $X.X of of for million first to the Gross Included fourth $XXX,XXX expenses improved quarter generated of onetime expense like XX% for principally XXXX compared XXXX. rising $X.X gallons, in $X strengthening $XX.X of a review for generated administrative the was first quarter the same during the million in $X.X XXXX. general million first Selling, the compared to the and during of XXXX. charge the million for XXXX. America loss million $X Aemetis first million, and XXXX. our by during compared million at feed gallons adjusted to of of the XXXX.

Eric? introduce Now, business Eric Chairman I for would Officer like McAfee, to and the Chief a Executive Founder, of Aemetis, update.

Eric McAfee

Thank you, Todd.

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Now, participants. from let us our Michelle? questions take a few call

Operator

Thank you, Mr. McAfee.

comes [Operator We Instructions] session. FBR. line will first now from Our be Please question. Driscoll your question Riley of conducting with question-and-answer proceed Carter with the a B.

Carter Driscoll

Eric Good and Todd. morning

Eric McAfee

Carter. Hi,

Todd Waltz

Hello.

Carter Driscoll

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Eric McAfee

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expanded see ethanol cellulosic you'll So production.

As we all agree -

Carter Driscoll

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Eric McAfee

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request a is reasonable law. very think that I enforce that's just we the

Carter Driscoll

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Eric McAfee

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Carter Driscoll

maybe of on gears export market. shifting topic just staying the but Maybe the

the BP, ethanol very market to going hostile We've some until it and with was export like corn obviously became but of characterize you with China. trade export machinations you're increasingly what rhetoric sized So of to doing US and you a between biodiesel maybe become you're the on with partnership decent export the in looked - what in different side seeing like Can markets it China the can XXXX. the had China. setback that's record increase demand of off market. just market was start positive trying for the a strong with a get comment looked to exports? little biodiesel opportunity a our to on I'm It bit from sense incremental with

Eric McAfee

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I think an that we're especially us. upside India for demand be from going that could to further see

Carter Driscoll

Okay, the appreciate commentary. I

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Eric McAfee

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Carter Driscoll

so Okay, short, it's glycerin story temporary and revenue you expect the phenomenon I outstrip it's biodiesel long guess, just a time. far to - over

Eric McAfee

a times, by Yes, factor of yeah. six

Carter Driscoll

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Eric McAfee

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Carter Driscoll

in your facilities stall potential impact Okay Pruitt and see I I'm removed guess what of the I or asking? any on have desire is mean, and Mr. to advanced different a then biofuel belief requirement, this it types for approvals does US? is

Eric McAfee

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Carter Driscoll

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Eric McAfee

those. of let both Todd take I'll

Todd Waltz

Yeah, Eric. you thank

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each and of number. those same just EBX So is add components the take them together and the

Eric McAfee

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go to So as of next you extensions and the could these in get filed, we back over year see numbers term. see term long short the out move

Todd Waltz

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Carter Driscoll

rate are increases taxes to tax in similar Sounds the cuts. considered lower federal of the government the

Eric McAfee

dramatic Are cuts, yeah. cuts, yeah,

Carter Driscoll

is Todd, from big lastly, not say retroact I and the effect, any in then rev X? rec the well, place new there put there Jan rules - Alright, just should

Todd Waltz

to process in disclosures. of not The we're biggest transactional but no, very any overtime, recognition the down XX-Q a is that impact we rec expecting new of terms additional today, rev impact and just rules impact kind filed have we that will impact additional - or see that disclosure we from is significant little the started of those disclosure it outside so with

Carter Driscoll

all for into I'll taking I back appreciate queue. questions. my guys get

Eric McAfee

you, go up Thank wrap don't today? and Carter. the call Why ahead we

Eric McAfee

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Todd Waltz

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