Base Carbon Reports Second-Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Base Carbon Reports Second-Quarter 2023 Financial Results - Carbon Herald

Base Carbon Inc (NEO: BCBN) (OTCQX: BCBNF) is pleased to announce its second-quarter 2023 consolidated financial results. All financial references are denominated in U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted.

Base Carbon CEO Michael Costa stated: “Our performance in the second quarter of 2023 reflects the incredible work of the team at Base Carbon. Monetizing our first carbon credits issued from the Vietnam Project has been pivotal, as we have now formally transitioned from a development stage business to an entity generating free cash flow. Over the coming quarters we will be actively focused on redeploying portfolio cashflows into our curated project pipeline. We anticipate several announcements related to this effort in the near-term.”

Company Highlights for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2023:

  • Ended the quarter with $9.96mm in cash and cash equivalents, a $1.4mm increase vs. Q1 2023.
  • In May and June 2023, the first tranches of 1,116,221 Verified Carbon Units (“VCUs”) associated with the Vietnam Household Devices Project (“Vietnam Project”) were issued and delivered to the project developer, Sustainability Investment Promotion and Development Joint Stock Company, for further delivery to the project off-taker, Citigroup Global Markets Limited.
  • In June of 2023, Base Carbon received full contractual settlement proceeds of $6.4mm for VCUs issued and delivered. The realized net gain on this settlement was $1.95mm, net of the Company’s $4.47mm ($4.00 per VCU) prepayment cost associated with phase 1 of the Vietnam Project.
  • Updated accounting valuation for the Vietnam Project using a discounted cashflow methodology, leading to an unrealized accounting gain of $104.7mm net of the settlement proceeds highlighted above.
  • $104.1mm second-quarter 2023 net income, representing $0.85 earnings per share.
  • Purchased 3,046,700 common shares for cancellation pursuant to the Company’s normal course issuer bid (“NCIB”) during the first six months of 2023. On June 21, 2023, Base Carbon renewed its NCIB and may purchase up to an additional 7,974,471 common shares during the 12 months following renewal.
  • Vietnam Project capital deployment is now 91% complete with contractual, milestone-based payments of $0.25mm during the second quarter.

Financial Highlights:

in thousands of United States dollarsThree months endedThree months ended

June 30, 2023June 30, 2022
Realized and unrealized gains on investments in carbon credit projects$111,102
Total operating expenses2,0081,578
Operating income (loss) for the period109,095(1,578)
Income tax expense(4,824)
Net income (loss)104,129
Basic income (loss) per share0.85(0.02)
Diluted income (loss) per share$0.85(0.02)

in thousands of United States DollarsJune 30, 2023December 31, 2023
Cash and Cash Equivalents$9,961$12,918
Current investment in carbon credit projects25,390
Non-current investment in carbon credit projects107,05224,471
Total Assets$145,294$44,091

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Project updates:

Vietnam Household Devices Project

As of June 30, 2023, the Company had completed payments totaling $18.9mm which represents 91% of the committed capital associated with the Vietnam Project. Remaining capital expenditures in support of ongoing project monitoring and verification expenses are anticipated to be fully deployed in regular intervals by year-end 2024.

The first VCUs were generated and issued by the project during the second quarter of 2023 and the Company anticipates further issuances of carbon credits approximately every six months over the estimated 10-year life of the project.

Rwanda Cookstoves Project

Distribution of all 250,000 cookstoves associated with the initial project in Rwanda has been completed. As of June 30, 2023, the Company had completed Rwanda project payments totaling $8.825mm, representing 100% of Base Carbon’s capital commitment.

Base Carbon expects the first issuance of carbon credits associated with the Rwanda Project to occur in the second half 2023. As of June 30, 2023, the project’s independent Validation and Verification Body (“VVB”) has completed a joint project validation and first issuance verification report which has been submitted to Verra, the project registry, and is currently being reviewed.

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