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published: February 21, 2012
VANCOUVER, BC – Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT/NASDAQ:WPRT), the global leader in natural gas engines, today announced it is revising its revenue expectations for the calendar year ended December 31, 2011 with consolidated revenue expected to be between $260 and $264 million. The increase from the Company’s previous revenue expectation of approximately $240 to $250 million now represents more than 80% growth compared to Westport’s reported consolidated revenue of $144.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2010. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2011, Westport expects to report a net loss per share between $1.26 and $1.28. For the three months ended December 31, 2011, Westport expects to report consolidated revenue of $96 to $100 million and a net loss per share between $0.30 and $0.32.
For the calendar year ended December 31, 2012, Westport expects year over year revenue growth of approximately 50%, with consolidated revenue expected to be between $400 and $425 million.
Westport will disclose its financial results for the third quarter and fiscal year 2011 ended December 31, 2011 on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 after market close. To coincide with such disclosure, Westport has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm Pacific Time (5:00 pm Eastern Time).
The public is invited to listen to the conference call in real time by telephone or webcast. To access the conference call by telephone, please dial: 1-800-319-4610 (Canada & USA toll-free) or 604-638-5340. The live webcast of the conference call can be accessed through the Westport website.
To access the conference call replay, please dial 1-800-319-6413 (Canada & USA toll-free) or 604-638-9010 using the pass code 1847. The replay will be available until March 7, 2012. Shortly after the conference call, the webcast will be archived on the Company’s website and replay will be available in streaming audio.
Westport Innovations Inc. is a leading global supplier of proprietary solutions that allow engines to operate on clean-burning fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen, and renewable natural gas (RNG) fuels such as landfill gas and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Westport technology offers advanced LNG fueling systems with direct injection natural gas engine technology for heavy-duty vehicles such as highway trucks and off-road applications such as mining and rail. Cummins Westport, our joint venture with Cummins Inc., designs, engineers and markets spark-ignited natural gas engines for medium- and heavy-duty transportation applications such as trucks and buses. Westport is also one of the global leaders for natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fuel system technology, design, and components in passenger cars, light-duty trucks and industrial applications such as forklifts. To learn more about our business, visit westport.com, subscribe to our RSS feed, or follow us on Twitter @WestportDotCom.