Shares of Capstone Turbine, Corp. (NASDAQ:CPST) Decline on Announcement of Pricing of $7.5 Million Offering of Common Stock and Warrants

The world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, Capstone Turbine, Corp. (NASDAQ:CPST), announces that it has agreed to sell 6.3 million shares of common stock.

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Oct. 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it has agreed to sell 6.3 million shares of the Company’s common stock (“Common Stock”) to one existing and one new accredited investor in a registered offering. The Company will issue 3.6 million shares of Common Stock and pre-funded Series B warrants to purchase an additional 2.7 million shares of Common Stock to the purchasers, one of whose purchase of Common Stock in the offering otherwise would result in the purchaser beneficially owning more than 9.99% of the Company’s outstanding Common Stock following the completion of the offering (“Series B Warrants”). Each share of Common Stock will be sold at a price of $1.20. Each Series B Warrant will have an exercise price of $1.20 per share of Common Stock, $1.19 of which will be pre-funded at closing and $0.01 of which will be payable upon exercise of the warrant.

Concurrently with the registered offering of Common Stock and Series B Warrants, the Company is conducting a private placement of Series A warrants to purchase up to 6.3 million shares of Common Stock to the purchasers of Common Stock and Series B Warrants in the registered offering (“Series A Warrants”). Each Series A Warrant will have an exercise price of $1.34 per share of Common Stock.

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. acted as the lead placement agent and Roth Capital Partners acted as co-placement agent.

“We appreciate the support of our investors as we continue to pursue several larger multi-megawatt projects.  Maintaining a strong balance sheet is critical to our business,” said Darren Jamison, Capstone’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

The gross proceeds to the Company from the offering are expected to be approximately $7.5 million and the net proceeds to the Company from the offering, after deducting the placement agent fees and other estimated offering expenses, are expected to be approximately $6.8 million, in each case without giving any effect to any exercise of the Series B Warrants or any sale or exercise of the Series A Warrants. The Company intends to use the proceeds from the offering to fund general working capital requirements and for other general corporate purposes. The offering is expected to close on or about October 21, 2016, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

The Common Stock, the Series B Warrants and the Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Series B Warrants are being offered pursuant to the Company’s effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-203431). The registered portion of the offering will be made by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus. When available, copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus related to the registered portion of the offering (the “Offering Documents”) may be obtained from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at http://www.sec.gov. When available, electronic copies of the Offering Documents may also be obtained from Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., 85 Broad Street, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10004, Attn: Syndicate Prospectus Department, by calling (212) 667-8563, or by email to EquityProspectus@opco.com.

The Series A Warrants and the Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Series A Warrants are not being registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), are not being offered pursuant to the Company’s effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-203431) or by means of the Offering Documents, and are being offered pursuant to the exemption provided in Section 4(a)(2) under the Securities Act and Rule 506(b) promulgated thereunder.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of offers to buy any securities of the Company, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any security in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

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Shares of Capstone Turbine, Corp. (NASDAQ:CPST) are actively moving -17.29% thus far today on the news and have traded in the range of $1.09 – 1.29 during the session.  A number of research firms have recently weighed in on the stock, providing future price targets. The covering firms currently have a consensus one-year price target of $2.84 on the stock.  This is according to brokerage analysts polled by Thomson Reuters First Call.  This is the average number from the individual targets provided by the firms.  Analysts are projecting earnings per share of $-0.10 for the next fiscal quarter.  For the current year, analysts are predicting earnings of $-0.49 per share according to First Call.

In looking at where the stock is trading on a technical level, the stock is trading -22.24% away from its 50-day moving average of $1.41.  Based on the most recent available data, the equity is -77.08% off of its 52-week high of $4.80 and +10.00% away from its 52-week low which is $1.00.

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Today, the stock opened at $1.28 and the last bid at the time of writing stood at $1.10.  During the session thus far, the equity dipped down to $1.09 and touched $1.29 as the high point.  Capstone Turbine, Corp. (NASDAQ:CPST) has a market cap of $33.14M and has seen an average daily volume of 385206 over the past three months.

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