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Aemetis (AMTX)

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Todd Waltz EVP and CFO
Eric McAfee Founder, Chairman, CEO
Ed Woo Ascendiant Capital
Shane Martin Stonegate Capital Partners
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Operator

Good day and welcome to the Aemetis First Quarter 2020 Earnings Review Conference Call. [Operator Instructions].

As a reminder, today's call is being recorded. It is now my pleasure to introduce your host, Mr. Todd Waltz, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Aemetis. Mr. sir. begin, may you Waltz,

Todd Waltz

corporate Thank the earnings you, earnings website first XXXX available or press release, the aemetis.com and review the Exchange for Commission, homepage. calls. Welcome conference call. This to recent updated press review earnings our and review Aemetis filing We with to Securities aemetis.com previous quarter releases today's Melinda. on presentation, conference suggest at is download visiting presentation

following the statement. today, I'd like we Before our read begin discussion to disclosure

today's to performance, statements, respect with and During the be without including, forward-looking with plan. and call, making our we'll execution limitation, statements business of to expectations plans, respect financing activities stock our future opportunities

in be statements are considered forward-looking made differ that that Investors in statements made. must all that the cautioned may events and and this materially and These uncertainties, appear from risks SEC statements call our future involve on the filings. with disclosures conjunction cautionary warnings

For are Securities additional from without information, please Commission charge. are on the website posted filings available company company's and Exchange and our refer to the which

directly non-GAAP a to quarter this release on discussion ended GAAP. include XXXX, of is the website. non-GAAP XX, reconciliation a which Our the comparable GAAP on included available will our supplement is in to our of based call as measures most financial on the measures for results A review measures earnings on March

on extent share-based deducted amortization extinguishment, expense, such expense. Adjusted EBITDA litigation contingency calculating income the other intangible is defined or in expense, compensation expense, expense, and to as net income, and depreciation plus loss tax interest income loss net accretion expense, on loss

America $X.XX Revenue compared sold of of for in an XXXX, million quarter per million the of to gallon, of gallons, was the quarter of to North first results Now million XX.X for volume gallon. million I'd financial first review like the during the first XXXX. $X.XX $XX.X first at compared average per was first gallons price to of $XX.X compared quarter quarter the during quarter ethanol XX.X to XXXX. XXXX the

a was metric quarter sold biodiesel X,XXX to compared metric million the XXXX loss per first first first the quarter quarter compared was ton tons decreased during ton X,XXX with to from to first a loss and Selling, million of $XXX the metric per India's for decreasing $XXX,XXX of price administrative compared the general $XXX,XXX ton. XXXX XXXX. during $XXX $X.X $X.X to of to of Gross during quarter XXXX. ton, expenses

during compared million $X.X decreased $X.X million the million in loss during of XXXX. XXXX first including LLC XXXX, million Operating loss operating A Series first period the subsidiary, to was of XXXX. Biogas in Aemetis of $X.X accretion for of to the compared - units quarter to same quarter preferred quarter expense for the of first excluding $X.X Interest the

Additionally, Biogas first XXXX recognized stock preferred of during of the our of the of during initiative payments accretion its quarter to Aemetis $XXX,XXX $XXX,XXX compared on the XXXX. first quarter preference

first quarter for the Net loss XXXX the quarter at fourth quarter the XXXX. of first compared $XX.X XXXX, to XXXX. of first compared close of to the of $XX.X a at million net $XXX,XXX of million loss increased $XXX,XXX Cash of to end the the for was quarter of

our That completes financial review.

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

Eric McAfee

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Melinda? our call participants. take Now questions few a from of let's

Operator

you, McAfee. Thank Mr.

first Ed We Instructions] now ahead. session. a conducting will come like And go question-and-answer it Please with [Operator our looks be question Capital. will from Woo Ascendiant

Ed Woo

on taking you Thank is the project. for my question question. biogas My

it's of up You in that to guess in ramp current which mentioned will is terms going start second quarter, that quarter. quickly late I How the revenue? up

Eric McAfee

two We to are have dairies going online.

revenue projected of revenue the rapid pretty ramped initial a project. to be our approximately So XX% our would for

So projected the it's revenue. about XX% of

a the next we just announced grant to awaiting ramp in we But in then we'll as up. additional up expect additional starts early piecing are over months, XX rapid application That XXXX. ramp have filed that have online, come dairies And we rapid September. an

pace. no will that be phase. to after this will dairies we at - to Soon dairies be dozen really we're full There in waiting a end with first for construction up remaining the nothing complete about

Ed Woo

has the Great. mentioned this your month? to resume I And that you class guess then is moving production India, of by back suspended, to you end but been, expected

Eric McAfee

approved facility conditions That's the relaxed the our operation and they've lot our current of frankly, They've expectation. India. a in of

the The And is increased getting things organized demand just we're decreased. really price, nicely. for the of production. of So in never process and in back course, diesel

market And getting it's attractive looking forward for again. us. So going production to we're an

Ed Woo

And will then the the back as plant in to pretty terms again. up there up any be once able is you started, it plant of as simple with you that production down Is getting back get or challenges into quickly? full technical shutting and to starting

Eric McAfee

have winter actually already. maintenance cycle already we we every did And the a Yes, recommissioning.

So basically being ready that through to process we're restart. already of

process. it's quick So a rather

Ed Woo

ethanol able well? from of you Congratulations have market. sanitizer to I XXX% Great. sanitizer into being ethanol you make on the market, into fuel the able hand And as to the ethanol guess, How back be change are production shifted shift or business selling ethanol the was completely then for difficult you your fuel your into market to, And hand to market? pivoting plant. it still

Eric McAfee

of out with ethanol is, plant, order difficult do, a obviously. really fuel because a fuel a blend you the very what it gasoline of of combination because come there's that producers of cares to is shift nobody qualities fuel alcohol The variety for ethanol

market, in matters weeks as by on issued three could carcinogenic that FDA a two the produce of focused the there composition well order hand their stating FDA, they been tremendous And after this product. fuel as disclosing alcohol on included actually operations unless in amount the went acetaldehyde so about sanitizer a is through for the one alcohol of the that steps fuel producers April not XXth, the business, notice fuel alcohol by are with FDA. some has business which And

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improve we're open our the a changes every at So and process product. at more up basically going high products actually quality a quality even of change, mid-summer And markets, of beyond are seeking to consistency very variety by through that be sanitizers. which of a

the and done that industry expansion completed really new orders. it's an been it's stay So business entirely home into an of during at the

can So issues meeting without industry new of ever you where a who you is know conducting a substantial the launching and them. amount customer imagine of the don't transactions

that and achieved path. continue along we've So that

Ed Woo

for currently FDA it is or on? Just the meet your later clarification, requirement meeting ethanol will

Eric McAfee

March the prior fuel to late we for course TTB and of were set producers. as expect that to separate upgrades, in meet rules of etcetera. XXXX over place summer complete FDA system we alcohol issued a that requirements were distillation We currently meet There's the the the that

be no the XXXX, to December waiver will us. then of temporary which So ends longer relevant

be of to quality to the be might to grade the So, the chance and make try food fuel our the have companies get standard, other at six is of producing standard. ahead to to standard months investments before alcohol long producer a termination target the

Ed Woo

sanitizer on selling is the Great. you the into That ethanol comparable to market fuel market? sounds wonderful. that into just the My the last is sell Is hand question economics.

Eric McAfee

go it lot it's it see a market. grades that’s is that and toward FCC change matures different to will continue we as because in price going No, the USP of Pharmacopoeia And a discovery the There definitely how Food and on market. Grades. we'll

So, quarter next we'll matures. see pricing the two, over or the how

Ed Woo

may. Great. one last question I And if

view market view? curious love it's oil hear lot now. the a on your about quarter. changed Just just current last what's to But your Obviously,

Eric McAfee

rebound was view increases any to dramatic in that demand, already a seen current But we've My is we're which there going other gasoline market. a than significant see decline.

the the they here have barrels perception make make demand. increasing think of finally a in gasoline million out a can time, more figured can million will So, Saudis day money barrels XX be At X I selling they same than that day. the

trading along And the so $XX, in oil with in days. with other participants that in OPEC, from we price saw $XX them, of and about constraint participating market went to XX

lid view there's constrain personal and shale plenty market produce. for market the $XX there's folks at $XX oil quite continue probably world my will barrel as we're and a Saudis the in the the oil the in Russians that a act production a to of available on So, and oil long shale is that time as a oil so

And question price for There's gasoline probably that. others no oil be while. demand a serious of so absolutely oil, about will recovered. to Saudis is the $XX crude $XX If about and get here

year, be third Saudis but in of this maybe quarter will the could And of the control later The price be as early as fourth sometime so oil. back quarter. the

will they of a by oil supply shale doing. get crimp simply Saudis At very price debt difficult guys oil in the global of $XX committed the have see at would from on to the capital of surprised to oil. time be the price to forcing markets, that not year, are and get of putting all more time, the end they'll to to try If point it very $XX a the this, $XX a by a which

think the that win. keep scared running play guys having the to their And I shale for the rigs bet oil Saudis will So is the market on badly. so

end in they the their the or first by to we XX% decline the So wells. year, of to And to have rapid decide in $XX XX% could of the oil because if are more a serious, a crude year, guys if rates shale drilling keep Saudis of we'll invest to. Saudis or massive the to crude have price have have which increase oil amount $XX capital oil the see

Ed Woo

Great. Well, thank you and good luck.

Eric McAfee

appreciate Ed. Thanks it. I you. Thank

Operator

apologize. I Next,

go Stonegate Shane Capital with Martin Please we to Partners. proceed. Next,

Shane Martin

give guys Hey, maybe customers for questions. on alcohol guys, like follow at before several be Can to, your Is me singular an thanks taking that revenue And then my idea And is this again, how was idea the proof up purchaser quick output looks of than less an or It from of right quarter. kind me. of it A high now there? would time? think this up. one targeting you X% much you your also I some a it intermediaries quick of in follow market?

Eric McAfee

expectation There that And and think, product or shipments have a March to a our until because grade XX. in grade to going days sanitizer three sometime fuel were only we're blend I approval and USPA two FCC on was included product summer. the is the get this first of quarter alcohol we

possible which line and time it's to amount, for going actually sanitizer product very very small to ethanol. of just fuel percentage balancing a At our a would be product that going large mostly is

trend. it as an I upward see So

customers customer more a than have probably more look at XX I is list probably dozen it or customers. if We had

for exist coming international entire that emerging have there's markets including markets, not we an And opening do customers markets. those large from before. And up are bases did in so customer new market that we which us are some but have

probably second hit So us. then I think the a our going it think to business it matures from think XX product going with that will in way when it's be quarter USP stable will. third And will the to of we production to sustained that probably quarter, the customers. with the XX of high consistent if we market maturing quality I much ongoing And stabilize be

Shane Martin

revenue $X.X should annually or there into then is you ramp sort of some sort that carbon sort the well decrease would Great. annual And system about benefit Would it next to again, of dioxide increase? up to then as it million on that that my Is have assuming guys switchover expect market. question you. still And there's of it there? capture you alcohol the any from or mentioned

Eric McAfee

Good We million additional credit that questions. year $X.X And $X don't for the expect on million five that monetizing do we're per The every an tax grows million to working much. pretty year. contracts. that we under is years little a get much long-term next change over $X to

impact amount And of But the is so the capacity, does of off comes ethanol It overall hand revenue the running of in COX. at opportunity factory year. million sanitizer production COX not the per obviously or amount excess produce produce. $X.X is is here really the fermentation same of we It we process.

Shane Martin

there? volume the kind me have and maintenance scheduled related Okay, any you then what percentage just for COVID over attributable general great. to due And repairs actual of guys to was a give shutdowns, then sales was you the the switching decrease gears to Can the color side. feel what India that of

Eric McAfee

March impact. the inability to in and would volume February restart was the February February the say I which in India. had is of repairs, not and result in have in would operate that much early It were declines completed largely

prior we would shutdown. literally expected twice if through And year have have so the to in have flowing would amount of rate and we early this had tremendous not the of February late a products March,

Shane Martin

and as needs And for capital year expectations as great. over working last CapEx that can year me you give this guys then then have? any color this well any on you Okay, just question,

Eric McAfee

key of a already been working term where sits of loan several vendors. our able perspective has substantial we capital on - increase from amount Working free cash. been on of capital, our one debt an hand we’re operations, funding have to paydown India from is and amount

amount have vendors reduced replicated to extended and have status So us. that our our we in India of what in California cash our

from our grants so we're expecting capital we've positive combination partially about is been the with of we've operations. of done have been our more $XX it's million of has from in expenditures three already. And in through $XX the flow fund the invested as working well And flow received things, a to as and place that cash half already doing capital. operations million drawn cash But that all from already equity and drawn

at which time Riverbank in talking the in they we which largely described the And place, and But throw haven't largely have in activities COVID-XX about why financings, all we plans. are So the say other fully we activities additional closed because subject except future some conditions the our all to they're project I current yet. funding, financing our requires for of for project, funded we're future financings. should

Shane Martin

Okay, great. question guys. Thanks taking for the

Eric McAfee

Sure. Thank Shane. you,

Operator

Next, to Tom Welch. investor, Please proceed. we private go

Unidentified Analyst

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Eric McAfee

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Unidentified Analyst

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Eric McAfee

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Unidentified Analyst

answers That question. you. good. Thank my Very

Eric McAfee

Sure. time. Thank Appreciate you. your

Operator

private investor. our take Massimo Siarala, question from we or And comment last a

may You ahead. go

Unidentified Analyst

Eric. Hello,

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Eric McAfee

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Unidentified Analyst

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Eric McAfee

pretty is it volatile. Yes,

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Unidentified Analyst

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Eric McAfee

NASDAQ has…

Unidentified Analyst

condition? listed NASDAQ what the plan [Indiscernible] to is $X be to the in in procedure

Eric McAfee

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Unidentified Analyst

buyback. Do Okay. And comment to anything this relating $XX? want the about you to

Eric McAfee

I'm sorry, say that again.

Unidentified Analyst

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Eric McAfee

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Unidentified Analyst

thanks Okay, lot. a

Eric McAfee

with luck Thank Sure. Massimo. you, you're doing what in Good Italy.

Unidentified Analyst

Thanks.

Operator

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