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September 30, 2022

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H2O Innovation (HEO.T) secures $12 million in water treatment contracts

H2O Innovation (HEO.T) secures $12 million in water treatment contracts

H2O Innovation (HEO.T), a Canadian-based company focused on providing best-in-class water treatment services and technologies, announced today that its Water Technologies and Services (WTS) business was recently awarded 10 new water treatment projects.

These new projects are worth an aggregate $12 million CAD, bringing the company’s WTS backlog to a grand total of $46 million.

The contracts come from four municipal customers and six industrial customers.

One contract calls for the company to complete the design, manufacturing and start-up of a water re-use system in the aquaculture sector. This project is for an aquaculture facility currently recirculating 30 million gallons of water per day which is looking to expand the water available to operations to offset constraints on the local supply.

H2O’s contribution will be the first of its kind within the aquaculture industry and not only will the company be providing the capital equipment for the facility, but it will also be in good position to provide it with ongoing technical services, specialty chemicals and consumables.

The current treatment facility is operated by H2O’s operation and management team based out of New York.

Two other contracts involve the production of biofuels from soybeans as a base material. As part of H2O’s firm belief in the emerging green energy economy and the importance of bioethanol, it has provided equipment, chemicals, services, and consumables for over 90 bioethanol facilities in the U.S. and Canada over the last twenty years.

The new RO systems on the previously mentioned contracts have a capacity of 2,500 cubic metres per day and 1,400 cubic metres per day respectively.

H2O chief strategy officer, Gregory Madden, commented, “The water we treat supports facilities that produce bioethanol, a fuel that emits 46 per cent less greenhouse gases than gasoline. These biofuel projects are thus in line with our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) objectives and show our commitment to this industry.”

The company also won a 1.4 million gallon per day desalination project located in the Baha Peninsula in Mexico, which turns sea water into drinking water.

H2O, headquartered in Quebec City, Quebec, has been providing water treatment technologies and services for two decades now, with over 140 ongoing water treatment contracts across Canada and the U.S. in a growing circular economy.

The company generated $51.9 million in revenues in Q3 2022, a 32.6% increase from $39.2 million reported in same period in fiscal 2021. Net income for Q3 2022 came in at $1.3 million with an adjusted EBITDA of $5.3 million, compared to $4.5 million in Q3 2021.

As of March 31, 2022, H2O held $6.5 million in cash with $30.1 million in accounts receivable. As of the same quarter ending March 31, 2022, the company’s net debt totaled $25 million.

Also in the same period, H2O’s consolidated backlog was recorded at $108.9 million, not including the Gulfport, MS contract renewal of $55.5 million.

Currently the company trades at $2.01 per share for a market cap of $180.91 million.

H2O Innovation Stock Chart YTD 09-21-22

–Gaalen Engen

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