Ideal Power Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Financial Results

AUSTIN, Texas, March 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ideal Power Inc. (“Ideal Power” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: IPWR), pioneering the development and commercialization of the highly efficient and broadly patented B-TRAN™ bidirectional semiconductor power switch, reported results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2022.

“Ideal Power accomplished a great deal in 2022 and early 2023. The recent launch of our first commercial product, the SymCool™ Power Module, marks a pivotal development for our B-TRAN™ technology,” said Dan Brdar, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ideal Power. “Our intense focus continues toward B-TRAN™ commercialization. We believe B-TRAN™ has the potential to displace conventional power semiconductor solutions in many applications including electric vehicles (EV”), renewable energy, energy storage, solid-state circuit breakers and motor drives.”

Key Fourth Quarter and Recent Operational Highlights

  • Launched its first commercial product, the SymCool™ Power Module, a multi-die B-TRAN™ module designed specifically to enable solid-state circuit breakers to deliver very low conduction losses.
  • Entered into a product development agreement with a top 10 global automaker for a custom B-TRAN™ power module for use in EV drivetrain inverters in the automaker’s next generation EV platform. Represents Ideal Power’s second engagement with a leading global automobile manufacturer.
  • Shipped additional B-TRAN™ devices to Diversified Technologies, Inc., our Naval Sea Systems Command program collaboration partner, in preparation for a full-scale medium voltage direct current circuit breaker demonstration.
  • To prepare for commercial product shipments, the Company is nearing completion of a full process flow engineering run at a wafer fabrication partner with high-volume production capability.
  • Released a new Ideal Power whitepaper entitled B-TRAN™ - Device Structure, Performance and Applications. The test results in the new whitepaper match the Company’s previous simulation data, further validating the B-TRAN™ technology. This whitepaper includes recent test results using the Company’s newly designed driver and double-sided cooled packaged devices. It shows switching characteristics and waveforms important for customer technical teams using double pulse testing, including testing in bidirectional mode.
  • B-TRAN™ Patent Estate: Currently at 72 issued B-TRAN™ patents with 31 of those issued outside of the United States and 24 pending B-TRAN™ patents. Current geographic coverage includes North America, China, Japan, South Korea, India and Europe.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Financial Results

  • Grant revenue was $16,608 in the fourth quarter of 2022 compared to $128,605 in the fourth quarter of 2021.
  • Grant revenue was $203,269 for the full year 2022 compared to $576,399 for the full year 2021.
  • Operating expenses in the fourth quarter of 2022 were $2.0 million compared to $1.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 driven primarily by higher research and development spending.
  • Operating expenses in the full year 2022 were $7.3 million compared to $4.8 million in the full year 2021 with higher research and development spending accounting for a majority of the increase.
  • Net loss in the fourth quarter of 2022 was $1.9 million compared to $1.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2021.
  • Net loss in the full year 2022 was $7.2 million compared to $4.8 million in the full year 2021.
  • Cash used in operating activities in full year 2022 was $6.4 million compared to $4.3 million in full year 2021. Overall, cash burn for the full year 2022 was $6.8 million.
  • Cash and cash equivalents totaled $16.3 million at December 31, 2022.
  • Ideal Power had no long-term debt outstanding at December 31, 2022.

2023 Milestones

For 2023, the Company has set the following milestones:

  • Launched first commercial product, the SymCool™ Power Module in January 2023 with first commercial sales later in 2023.
  • Complete Phase I of multi-year development program with top 10 global automaker in Q2 2023.
  • Complete first engineering run with production fab in Q2 2023.
  • Deliver packaged B-TRAN™s to DTI under the NAVSEA program in 1H 2023.
  • Introduce second commercial product, an intelligent power module, in Q3 2023.
  • Deliver B-TRAN™ samples for test and evaluation program in 2H 2023.

Conference Call and Webcast: Q4 and Full Year 2022 Results

Ideal Power President and CEO Dan Brdar and CFO Tim Burns will host a conference call today, followed by a question-and-answer period.

To access the call, please use the following information:

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
Time: 4:30 p.m. EST, 1:30 p.m. PST
Toll-free dial-in number:   1-844-481-2701
International dial-in number: 1-412-317-0657
Please call the conference telephone number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time to ensure proper connection. An operator will register your name and organization.

The conference call will be webcast live and available for replay on the Company’s investor relations website under the Events tab at

An audio replay of the conference call will be available one hour after the live call until Midnight April 2, 2023.
Toll Free Replay Number: 1-877-344-7529  
International Replay Number: 1-412-317-0088  
Replay ID: 6853841

Upcoming Conferences

Ideal Power will participate in four investor conferences in March:

  • KeyBanc Capital Markets 18th Annual Emerging Technology Summit in San Francisco, California on March 7, 2023.
  • Roth Capital 35th Annual Conference in Dana Point, California on March 13, 2023.
  • Emerging Growth Virtual Conference on March 22, 2023.
  • Maxim Group’s Electric Vehicle & Auto Tech Virtual Conference on March 30, 2023.

Conference attendees are encouraged to request a one-on-one meeting with Ideal Power management. Email your conference sponsor contact or Jeff Christensen of Ideal Power, Investor Relations at

About Ideal Power Inc.

Ideal Power (NASDAQ: IPWR) is pioneering the development of its broadly patented bidirectional semiconductor power switch, creating highly efficient and ecofriendly energy control solutions for electric vehicle, electric vehicle charging, renewable energy, energy storage, UPS/data center, solid-state circuit breaker and other industrial and military applications. The Company is focused on its patented Bidirectional, Bipolar Junction Transistor (B-TRAN™) semiconductor technology. B-TRAN™ is a unique double-sided bidirectional AC switch able to deliver substantial performance improvements over today's conventional power semiconductors. Ideal Power believes B-TRAN™ will reduce conduction and switching losses, complexity of thermal management and operating cost in medium voltage AC power switching and control circuitry. For more information, visit

Safe Harbor Statement

All statements in this release that are not based on historical fact are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. While Ideal Power’s management has based any forward-looking statements included in this release on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our 2023 milestones and B-TRAN™ having the potential to displace conventional power semiconductor solutions in many applications. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of our control that could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not limited to, the success of our B-TRAN™ technology, including whether the patents for our technology provide adequate protection and whether we can be successful in maintaining, enforcing and defending our patents, our inability to predict with precision or certainty the pace and timing of development and commercialization of our B-TRAN™ technology, including the timing of the completion of our wafer fabrication runs with our semiconductor fabrications partners, the rate and degree of market acceptance for our B-TRAN™, the impact of global health pandemics on our business, supply chain disruptions, and the expected performance of future products incorporating our B-TRAN™, and uncertainties set forth in our quarterly, annual and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Furthermore, we operate in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment where new and unanticipated risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We disclaim any intention to, and undertake no obligation to, update or revise forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law.

Ideal Power Investor Relations Contact: 

Jeff Christensen
Darrow Associates

Balance Sheets

    December 31, 
       2022      2021
Current assets:             
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 16,345,623     $ 23,170,149  
Accounts receivable, net     65,936       233,262  
Prepayments and other current assets     491,365       43,900  
Total current assets     16,902,924       23,447,311  
Property and equipment, net     200,103       56,158  
Intangible assets, net     2,036,431       2,055,650  
Right of use asset     248,720       307,172  
Other assets     11,189       11,189  
Total assets   $ 19,399,367     $ 25,877,480  
Current liabilities:              
Accounts payable   $ 130,503     $ 130,500  
Accrued expenses     254,218       353,507  
Current portion of lease liability     64,597       58,864  
Total current liabilities     449,318       542,871  
Long-term lease liability     202,987       267,584  
Other long-term liabilities     838,458       917,100  
Total liabilities     1,490,763       1,727,555  
Commitments and contingencies              
Stockholders’ equity:              
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; 0 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2022 and 2021            
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; 5,926,001 shares issued and 5,924,680 shares outstanding at December 31, 2022 and 5,893,767 shares issued and 5,892,446 shares outstanding at December 31, 2021     5,926       5,894  
Additional paid-in capital     105,011,318       104,063,321  
Treasury stock, at cost; 1,321 shares at December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively     (13,210 )     (13,210 )
Accumulated deficit     (87,095,430 )     (79,906,080 )
Total stockholders’ equity     17,908,604       24,149,925  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 19,399,367     $ 25,877,480  

Statements of Operations

    Three Months Ended   Year Ended
    December 31,    December 31, 
       2022        2021        2022        2021  
Grant revenue   $ 16,608     $ 128,605     $ 203,269     $ 576,399  
Cost of grant revenue     16,608       128,605       203,269       576,399  
Gross profit                        
Operating expenses:                         
Research and development     1,029,695       501,694       3,366,776       1,927,743  
General and administrative     767,309       703,279       3,123,852       2,408,425  
Sales and marketing     192,307       209,948       852,331       512,807  
Total operating expenses     1,989,311       1,414,921       7,342,959       4,848,975  
Loss from operations     (1,989,311 )     (1,414,921 )     (7,342,959 )     (4,848,975 )
Other income (expense):                        
Interest income (expense), net     98,366       (5,827 )     153,609       (12,701 )
Gain on forgiveness of long-term debt                       91,407  
Total other income (expense)     98,366       (5,827 )     153,609       78,706  
Net loss   $ (1,890,945 )   $ (1,420,748 )   $ (7,189,350 )   $ (4,770,269 )
Net loss per share – basic and diluted   $ (0.31 )   $ (0.23 )   $ (1.17 )   $ (0.80 )
Weighted average number of shares outstanding – basic and diluted     6,160,803       6,143,452       6,157,866       5,937,520  

Statements of Cash Flows

    For the Year Ended December 31, 
       2022      2021
Cash flows from operating activities:              
Net loss   $ (7,189,350 )   $ (4,770,269 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:            
Depreciation and amortization     187,077       157,564  
Write-off of long-lived assets     937       528  
Stock-based compensation     975,801       352,313  
Stock issued for services     100,100       207,980  
Gain on forgiveness of long-term debt           (91,407 )
Decrease (increase) in operating assets:              
Accounts receivable     167,326       (62,975 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets     (389,013 )     176,223  
Increase (decrease) in operating liabilities:            
Accounts payable     3       28,516  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities     (236,795 )     (279,337 )
Net cash used in operating activities     (6,383,914 )     (4,280,864 )
Cash flows from investing activities:              
Purchase of property and equipment     (182,651 )     (44,267 )
Acquisition of intangible assets     (130,089 )     (192,668 )
Net cash used in investing activities     (312,740 )     (236,935 )
Cash flows from financing activities:              
Net proceeds from issuance of common stock           21,204,609  
Exercise of options and warrants           3,326,083  
Payment of taxes on vesting of restricted stock units     (127,872 )      
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities     (127,872 )     24,530,692  
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents     (6,824,526 )     20,012,893  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year     23,170,149       3,157,256  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year   $ 16,345,623     $ 23,170,149  


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