VANCOUVER, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Alternative Earth Resources Inc. (formerly Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.) ("Alternative Earth" or "the Company") (TSX.V: AER) today announced results for the three months and nine months ended March 31, 2013. The Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) are available at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at http://www.alternative-earth.com.
|For the three months ended|
|(millions of US $ unless stated otherwise)|| March 31,
| March 31,
|Net loss from continuing operations||$||(0.5)||$||(2.2)||$||1.7||77%|
|Results of discontinued operations:|
|Net profit (loss): discontinued operations||-||(1.6)||1.6||100%|
|Gain on disposal||80.9||-||80.9|
|Total profit (loss) from discontinued operations||80.9||(1.6)||82.5||5,156%|
|Total net profit (loss)||80.3||(3.8)||84.1||2,213%|
|Net profit (loss) per share (basic and diluted) ($)||0.66||(0.03)||0.69||2,300%|
| As at March
| As at June
|Cash & cash equivalents||$||2.3||$||2.1||$||0.2||10%|
Alternative Earth was responsible for the development of the Blue Mountain geothermal resource from exploration through construction of the nameplate 49.5 MW (gross), 38.8 MW (net) Faulkner I power plant, and continues to hold interests in four other geothermal properties. The results of the Blue Mountain power plant are included in Alternative Earth's results up to March 28, 2013, on which date the Company transferred its interest in the project to Blue Mountain Power, LLC, a subsidiary of EIG Global Energy Partners ("EIG"), which had been the mezzanine lender on the project. Alternative Earth continues to operate the power plant through its subsidiary, Nevada Geothermal Operating Company ("Opco"), and is providing some management and administrative services during a cooperative transition period. The transfer of the Company's investment in the Blue Mountain project to EIG resulted in the recognition of a gain of $80.9 million in the quarter ended March 31, 2013.
The Company will be compensated for services provided to the Blue Mountain project during the abovementioned transition period, but management does not expect to be involved with the project for an extended period. The agreement between the Company and EIG provides for Opco's involvement in the project for a maximum period of 12 months, and a minimum of three months from March 28, 2013.
The loss from continuing operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 amounted to $0.5 million, down from $2.2 million in the three months ended March 31, 2012. The Company has cut costs and staff numbers dramatically over the last year, and also benefitted from the recovery of previously expensed resource property costs of $119,542 during the quarter.
As at March 31, 2013, the Company's assets (consisting primarily of cash and cash equivalents of $2.3 million and resource property interests carried at $1.5 million) exceeded its liabilities (consisting primarily of asset retirement obligations) by approximately 3.9 million.
On April 2, 2013, the Company changed its name from Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. to Alternative Earth, and completed a five for one share consolidation, which leaves the Company in a position to maintain its property portfolio or pursue other opportunities.
About Alternative Earth Resources Inc.: Alternative Earth Resources Inc. is an experienced renewable energy developer focusing on the development of CLEAN electrical power from high temperature geothermal resources in the United States. The Company owns geothermal leaseholds comprising the New Truckhaven property in Imperial Valley, California; the Pumpernickel and North Valley properties in northern Nevada; and a 50% interest in the Crump Geyser property which it owns with Ormat Nevada Inc. in Lake County, Oregon. These properties, at different stages of exploration and development, cover aggregate inferred resources totaling approximately 200 MW.
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