Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2013

15. Acquisition

        On February 1, 2010 (the "Closing Date"), the Company acquired the microturbine generator product line (the "MPL") from CPS to expand the Company's microturbine product line and to gain relationships with distributors to supply the Company's products. The Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement ("APA"), subject to an existing license retained by CPS, to purchase all of the rights and assets related to the manufacture and sale of the MPL, including intellectual property, design, tooling, drawings, patents, know-how, distribution and supply agreements.

        The table below summarizes the consideration paid for the rights and assets of the MPL on the Closing Date. No voting interests in CPS were acquired in this transaction (in thousands).


Stock issued at Closing Date

  $ 1,798  

Fair value of consideration at Second Funding Date, stock or cash


Total purchase consideration

  $ 4,788  

        Pursuant to the APA, the Company issued to CPS 1,550,387 shares of common stock at the Closing Date and agreed to pay additional consideration of $3.1 million on July 30, 2010 (the "Second Funding Date"). The additional consideration was to be paid, at the Company's discretion, in shares of the Company's common stock or cash. The Company elected to satisfy the amount due on the Second Funding Date with common stock and issued 3,131,313 shares to CPS. This second payment constituted a financial instrument which was accounted for as a liability at fair value at the acquisition date in accordance with ASC 480, "Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity." This liability was recorded at fair value on the Closing Date and was accreted to its full settlement value at the Second Funding Date by recording the increase to interest expense.

        The Company determined that the CPS transaction constitutes a business combination in accordance with ASC 805, "Business Combinations." The purchase price was allocated to the tangible and intangible assets acquired based on their estimated fair values on the acquisition date. The Company incurred $0.1 million of costs during Fiscal 2010 related to the acquisition of the MPL. These costs are recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses in the accompanying statement of operations. In October 2010, General Electric Company purchased certain assets of CPS, including the 125 kW waste heat recovery generator systems product line.

        The following table presents the purchase price allocation (in thousands):


Manufacturing equipment

  $ 292  

Intangible Assets:




Parts/service customer relationships


TA100 customer relationships




Trade name


Total purchase consideration

  $ 4,788  

        The financial results of the MPL have been included in the Company's Statements of Operations commencing on the Closing Date. Total revenue and net loss generated from the MPL subsequent to the Closing Date were $1.3 million and $32,500, respectively. The following unaudited pro forma financial information presents the results as if the MPL acquisition had occurred at the beginning of Fiscal 2010 (in thousands):

  Fiscal Year
March 31, 2010


  $ 64,279  

Net Loss

    (69,977 )

Supply Agreement

        On the Closing Date, the Company and CPS entered into a manufacturing supply agreement under which CPS would continue to manufacture the TA100 microturbines for the Company through March 31, 2011 (the "Transition Period"). During the Transition Period, CPS leased from the Company on a royalty-free basis the intellectual property required to manufacture TA100 microturbines.

        On April 28, 2011, the Company purchased $2.3 million of the remaining TA100 microturbine inventory that was not consumed as part of the TA100 manufacturing process and acquired the manufacturing equipment.

Original Equipment Manufacturer ("OEM") Agreement

        On the Closing Date, the Company also entered into an agreement with CPS to purchase 125 kW waste heat recovery generator systems from CPS. In exchange for certain minimum purchase requirements through December 2015, the Company has exclusive rights to sell the zero-emission waste heat recovery generator for all microturbine applications and for applications 500 kW or lower where the source of heat is the exhaust of a reciprocating engine used in a landfill application. The Company must meet specified annual sales targets in order to maintain the exclusive rights to sell the waste heat recovery generators. The OEM agreement is being treated as a separate transaction from the MPL acquisition. As of March 31, 2013, the Company was not in compliance with the minimum purchase requirements in the agreement. Loss of exclusivity is dependent upon receiving proper notification from GE as set forth in the agreement.