NXT Energy Solutions Announces First Quarter 2022 Results

CALGARY, Alberta, May 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXT Energy Solutions Inc. (“NXT” or the “Company”) (TSX: SFD; OTC QB: NSFDF) today announced the Company’s financial and operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2022. All dollar amounts herein are in Canadian Dollars unless otherwise identified.

Financial and Operating Highlights

  • cash and short-term investments at March 31, 2022 were $1.87 million;
  • accounts receivable payments of approximately $246,922 was received in Q1-22, $154,326 in April 2022, and $390,000 is anticipated to be received in May 2022;
  • the Company recorded SFD® related revenues of $nil;
  • a net loss of $1.84 million was recorded for Q1-22, including stock based compensation expense (“SBCE”) and amortization expense of $0.50 million;
  • net loss per common share for the quarter was $0.03 basic and diluted;
  • cash flow used in operating activities was $0.91 million during the quarter;
  • Net working capital was $1.35 million at March 31, 2022;
  • general and administrative expenses increased by $0.01 million (1%) as compared to the first quarter of 2021;
  • the Company extended its aircraft lease until 2024; and
  • NXT patent application in Brazil has been officially granted, bringing the total number of countries in which NXT holds patents to 46.

Message to Shareholders

George Liszicasz, President and CEO of NXT, commented, “In 2021, NXT received advisory services and funding from the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (“NRC IRAP”) which was utilized to support the research and development of the SFD® technology for geothermal applications.  The Company successfully completed Phase I of this SFD-GT sensor development program in the fourth quarter of 2021, and is currently preparing a Phase II submission for NRC IRAP’s consideration. NXT is pursuing SFD-GT survey opportunities in Canada and abroad, and is active in discussions with multiple geothermal companies regarding its services. 

On the hydrocarbon business development side, as commodity prices remain strong and global economic activity continues to accelerate, we are witnessing an increased level of business development and exploration activity with our customers. Today, we see clear signs of many suspended exploration programs being reactivated with a strong commitment by the industry to lower its environmental footprint. NXT’s patented and non-intrusive SFD® airborne technology not only increases the drill success rates of its customers, but drastically reduces the negative environmental impact of traditional large-scale surface surveys.

SFD® survey opportunities continue to progress well in this environment not only within our core areas of focus in Africa, Asia, and in South America, but elsewhere. This gives me strong confidence that our collective efforts will soon materialize into future success, both short-term and long-term.  The Company remains focused on contract execution in order to deliver value to its shareholders. On behalf of our Board of Directors and the entire team at NXT, I want to thank all of our shareholders for their continued support.”

Summary highlights of NXT’s 2022 first quarter financial statements (with comparative figures to 2021) are noted below. All selected and referenced financial information noted below should be read in conjunction with the Company’s first quarter 2022 unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements and the related Management’s Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”).

(All in Canadian $)    
    Q1-22     Q1-21  
Operating results:    
SFD® related revenue $   $  
SFD® related costs, net   437,282     265,615  
General & administrative expenses   912,550     900,309  
Amortization and other expenses, net   491,036     481,368  
    (1,840,868 )   (1,647,292 )
Net (loss) income and comprehensive loss) income   (1,840,868 )   (1,647,292 )
     
Income (loss) per common share – basic $ (0.03 ) $ (0.03 )
Income (loss) per common share – diluted $ (0.03 ) $ (0.03 )
     
Number of common shares outstanding as at end of the period   65,301,972     64,494,356  
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period:    
Basic   65,282,940     64,472,222  
Diluted   65,282,940     64,472,222  
     
Cash provided by (used in):    
Operating activities $ (913,141 ) $ (847,129 )
Financing activities   (11,844 )   (16,556 )
Investing activities   (150,272 )   191,261  
Effect of foreign rate changes on cash   (13,877 )   (14,499 )
Net cash inflow (outflow)   (1,089,134 )   (686,923 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period   2,257,855     2,690,146  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period   1,168,721     2,003,223  
     
Cash and cash equivalents   1,168,721     2,003,223  
Short-term investments   700,272     150,000  
Total cash and short-term investments   1,868,993     2,153,223  
     
Net working capital balance   1,346,144     1,514,112  

        
NXT’s 2022 first quarter financial and operating results have been filed in Canada on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and will soon be available in the USA on EDGAR at www.sec.gov/edgar, as well as on NXT’s website at www.nxtenergy.com.

Details of the conference call are as follows:

Date: Monday, May 16, 2022
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (2:30 p.m. Mountain Time)
North American Participants Call: 1-(800)-806-5484
Participant Pass Code 8249637#


About NXT Energy Solutions Inc.

NXT Energy Solutions Inc. is a Calgary based technology company whose proprietary SFD® survey system utilizes quantum-scale sensors to detect gravity field perturbations in an airborne survey method which can be used both onshore and offshore to remotely identify traps and reservoirs with hydrocarbon and geothermal exploration potential. The SFD® survey system enables our clients to focus their exploration decisions concerning land commitments, data acquisition expenditures and prospect prioritization on areas with the greatest potential. SFD® is environmentally friendly and unaffected by ground security issues or difficult terrain and is the registered trademark of NXT Energy Solutions Inc. NXT Energy Solutions Inc. provides its clients with an effective and reliable method to reduce time, costs, and risks related to exploration.

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Forward-Looking Statements
   

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Non-GAAP Measures

This news release contains disclosure respecting non-GAAP performance measures including net working capital which does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by US GAAP and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other entities. This measure is included to enhance the overall understanding of NXT’s ability to assess liquidity at a point in time. Readers are urged to review the section entitled “Non-GAAP Measures” in NXTs MD&A for the three months ended March 31, 2022 which is available under NXT’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, for a further discussion of such non-GAAP measures. The financial information accompanying this news release was prepared in accordance with US GAAP unless otherwise noted. The MD&A and the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2022, are available through the Internet in the Investor Relations section of www.nxtenergy.com or under NXT’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.


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