PEARL RIVER, NY – MARCH 3, 2021 – Hudson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2020.
For the quarter ended December 31, 2020, Hudson reported revenues of $22.1 million, a decrease of 14% compared to revenues of $25.8 million in the comparable 2019 period. The decrease in revenue was primarily due to decreased volume, as the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated closures of public venues such as commercial and recreational facilities, schools and universities across the U.S. negatively impacted the Company’s end markets and overall demand for refrigerants for much of the year, partially offset by an increase in selling price of certain refrigerants. Gross margin in the fourth quarter of 2020 was 25%, compared to 19% in the fourth quarter of 2019, mainly due to the aforementioned increase in selling price of certain refrigerants. Hudson reported an operating loss of $1.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to an operating loss of $4.8 million in the prior year period. The Company recorded a net loss of $4.7 million or ($0.11) per basic and diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to a net loss of $10.8 million or ($0.25) per basic and diluted share in the same period of 2019.
For the year ended December 31, 2020, Hudson reported revenues of $147.6 million, a decrease of 9% compared to $162.1 million in 2019. The decrease in revenue was primarily due to decreased volume, related to the pandemic-driven closures described above. Gross margin for full year 2020 improved to 24% compared to gross margin of 11% for the full year 2019. The Company reported operating income of $5.9 million for 2020 compared to an operating loss of $15.8 million in 2019. The Company’s net loss for 2020 was $5.2 million, or ($0.12) per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $25.9 million, or ($0.61) per basic and diluted share in 2019, which included a $9.2 million non-cash inventory adjustment mainly due to declines in selling prices of certain refrigerants during that time period.
Brian F. Coleman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Technologies commented, “2020 was a challenging year for our industry, characterized by the public health and economic uncertainties caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. As we begin 2021, we are optimistic that the widespread closures related to the virus will begin to subside and enable the broader re-opening of our economy. With that in mind, we are planning and preparing for the 2021 selling season so that we are ready to meet potential demand as more cooling systems return to operation and we look forward to fully re-engaging with our customers as they continue to come back online.”
Conference Call Information
The Company will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the fourth quarter results today, March 3, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time.
To access the live webcast, log onto the Hudson Technologies website at www.hudsontech.com, and click on “Investor Relations”.
To participate in the call by phone, dial (888) 506-0062 approximately five minutes prior to the scheduled start time. International callers please dial (973) 528-0011. Callers should use entry code: 227063.
A replay of the teleconference will be available until April 3, 2021 and may be accessed by dialing (877) 481-4010. International callers may dial (919) 882-2331. Callers should use conference ID: 40141.