Small cap fuel cell stock Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) reported Q1 2017 earnings before the market opened with the Company now using anew Shareholder Letter format to report earnings. GAAP revenue was $15.2 million versus $15.3 million in the first quarter of 2016. Q1 2017 revenue represents 30% year-over-year growth in recurring revenue streams which wasoffset by a reduction of system deployments year over year due to the timing of when planned 2017 deployments will be commissioned. The net loss was $24.1 million versus anet loss of $11.8 million. As of March 31, 2017, Plug Power had total cash of $65.7 million, including cash and cash equivalents of $11.8 million and restricted cash of $53.9 million.
The Shareholder Letter noted:
Our performance early in 2017 can be characterized as building strong foundational steps to both deliver on our 2017 goals and on our long term strategic vision. The first quarter results were flat with last year, but were in line with our expectations. As we discussed on the business update call in February, we anticipate a ramp up in activity in Q2, and the second half will be the majority of deployments and will represent approximately 65% of our expected revenues. More importantly, recent advancements such as the signing of significant new deals with customers such as Amazon and Carrefour, and continuing the development of new markets and of our core fuel cell and hydrogen product lines, sets the stage for us to achieve our growth and profitability projections for 2017 and beyond…
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