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Methes Energies Reports Fiscal Year 2012 Results

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKETWIRE) -- 02/26/13 -- Methes Energies International Ltd. (NASDAQ: MEIL), a renewable energy company that offers an array of products and services to a network of biodiesel fuel producers, on February 25, 2012 reported its operating results for the year ended November 30, 2012.

Revenue totaled approximately $6.5 million for the year ended November 30, 2012 compared to $11.8 million in the year ended November 30, 2011. Net loss was approximately $3.97 million or $0.67 per common share in 2012, compared to a net loss of approximately $811,000 or $0.15 per common share in 2011.

2012 and Recent Highlights

  • Installed two Denami 3000 biodiesel processors at the Sombra facility for a total capacity of 13 million gallons per year.
  • Successfully completed an IPO with a listing on NASDAQ Capital Market.
  • The Sombra facility received approval from the EPA and became an approved foreign biodiesel producing facility.
  • Increased our work force from 12 employees to over 30 employees.
  • Increased our rail car fleet from 18 to 28 rail cars.
  • Successfully completed a Private Placement raising net proceeds of approximately $ 1.5 million.
  • Signed contract for delivery of 50 rail cars in early 2013.

Michel G. Laporte, Methes Energies' Chairman and CEO, said, "We accomplished a lot during fiscal year 2012 with a number of initiatives going on. The most important milestones were the commissioning of our Sombra facility and the approval by the EPA as a Foreign Biodiesel Producer for biodiesel produced in Sombra, although we did not begin full scale production at Sombra in fiscal 2012. We are now well positioned to take full advantage of a strong biodiesel market so far in 2013."

METHES ENERGIES INTERNATIONAL LTD.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Expressed in US dollars) As at As at
November 30, November 30,
2011 2012
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,693,301 $ 402,724
Accounts receivable, net 1,122,323 303,418
Inventories 1,187,442 1,196,798
Prepaid expenses and deposits 13,163 100,972
Deferred financing fees - 26,334
Total current assets 4,016,229 2,030,246
Deposits 860,923 13,813
Property, plant and equipment, net 2,968,699 8,231,826
Intangible assets, net 400,358 413,027
Total assets $ 8,246,209 $ 10,688,912
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 2,441,493 $ 1,762,666
Short-term loan - 1,509,600
Payable to related parties 520,881 1,617,999
Total liabilities 2,962,374 4,890,265
Stockholders' equity
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding at November 30, 2011 and 2012, respectively - -
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 75,000,000 shares authorized; 5,734,447 and 6,553,169 shares issued and outstanding at November 30, 2011 and 2012, respectively 5,734 6,553
Additional paid-in capital 11,598,421 16,033,123
Subscription receivable (46,056 ) -
Accumulated deficit (6,274,264 ) (10,241,029 )
Total stockholders' equity 5,283,835 5,798,647
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 8,246,209 $ 10,688,912
METHES ENERGIES INTERNATIONAL LTD.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Expressed in US dollars)
For the Year Ended
November 30, 2011
For the Year Ended
November 30, 2012
Revenue
Biodiesel sales $ 9,731,355 $ 5,801,146
Feedstock sales 838,994 393,208
Glycerin sales 132,526 49,894
Government incentives 518,872 299,540
Equipment sales 256,342 (241,342 )
Royalties 107,148 66,445
Others 200,616 180,857
11,785,853 6,549,748
Cost of goods sold 10,120,570 5,998,728
Gross profit 1,665,283 551,020
Operating expenses
Selling, general and administrative expenses 2,436,615 4,270,773
Loss before interest and taxes (771,332 ) (3,719,753 )
Other income (expenses)
Interest expense (39,750 ) (250,146 )
Interest income 132 3,134
Loss before income taxes (810,950 ) (3,966,765 )
Income taxes - -
Net loss for the year $ (810,950 ) $ (3,966,765 )
Net Loss Per Common Share - Basic and Diluted $ (0.15 ) $ (0.67 )
Weighted average number of common shares - Basic and Diluted 5,269,183 5,961,659
METHES ENERGIES INTERNATIONAL LTD.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Expressed in US dollars)
For the Year Ended
November 30, 2011
For the Year Ended
November 30, 2012
Cash flow from operating activities:
Net loss for the year $ (810,950 ) $ (3,966,765 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operations
Depreciation and amortization 174,279 258,414
Non-cash stock compensation 99,233 246,949
Unrealized foreign exchange loss - 44,700
Penalty share expense - 399,998
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (741,968 ) 818,905
Inventories (943,620 ) (9,356 )
Prepaid expenses and deposits (855 ) (87,809 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 1,011,793 (678,827 )
Customer deposits (119,854 ) -
Net cash used in operating activities (1,331,942 ) (2,973,791 )
Cash flows from investing activities:
Additions to property, plant and equipment (550,704 ) (4,657,100 )
Purchase of intangibles (60,735 ) (30,000 )
Deposits for equipment (860,923 ) -
Net cash used in investing activities (1,472,362 ) (4,687,100 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Payable to related parties 185,989 1,097,118
Short-term loan - 1,464,900
Deferred financing fees - (26,334 )
Issuance of Common Stock/Units 4,113,540 3,834,630
Net cash provided by financing activities 4,299,529 6,370,314
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS 1,495,225 (1,290,577 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year 198,076 1,693,301
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF YEAR $ 1,693,301 $ 402,724

About Methes Energies International Ltd.
Methes Energies International Ltd. is a renewable energy company that offers a variety of products and services to biodiesel fuel producers. Methes also offers biodiesel processors that are unique, truly compact, fully automated state-of-the-art and continuous flow that can run on a wide variety of feedstocks. Methes markets and sells biodiesel fuel produced at its showcase production facility in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and at its recently commissioned 13 MGY facility in Sombra, Ontario, to customers in the U.S. and Canada, as well as providing multiple biodiesel fuel solutions to its clientele. Among its services are selling commodities to its network of biodiesel producers, selling their biodiesel production and providing clients with proprietary software to operate and control their processors. Methes also remotely monitors the quality and characteristics of its clients' production, upgrades and repairs their processors and advises clients on adjusting their processes to use varying feedstock to improve the quality of their biodiesel. For more information, please visit www.methes.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and financial performance. In some cases, you can identify these statements by words such as "may," "might," "will," "should," "except," "plan," "intend," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," or "continue," the negative of these terms and other comparable terminology. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are based on numerous assumptions involving judgments with respect to future economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the Company's control. There are or may be important factors that could cause our actual results to materially differ from our historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties discussed under the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our Registration Statement on Form S-1, filed June 22, 2012, as amended, and the Company's filings with Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time which are available at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission website at www.sec.gov. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon management's reasonable belief as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

Contacts:
Methes Energies International Ltd.
Michel G. Laporte
Chairman and CEO
702-932-9964