Amyris Inc (NASDAQ: AMRS)

AMRS CEO, John Melo, acted on his promise to restructure the company's near-term debt maturities and to strengthen the AMRS balance sheet. On Thursday, he delivered the results. A news alert from Trade Ideas provided the lead.

AMRS Gets Extensions

AMRS announced that approximately $44 million in total debt due in Q1 2017 will be extended into 2018 and 2019, enabling flexibility for revenue expansion during the coming year.

Within the new terms, AMRS stated that they have signed a definitive agreement with Fidelity Management and Research Company to exchange $15.3 million dollars of 3% notes scheduled to be paid in March of 2017 into AMRS existing 9.5% notes that are due in 2019, buying over two years of additional repayment terms.

Additionally, AMRS has extended debt totaling $28.6 million dollars held by Stegodon Corporation, which was due in February of 2017, to October of 2018, adding over eighteen months of repayment time.

AMRS Revenue Expansion

The debt restructure puts AMRS in a relatively strong position for 2017, as the company has said that they are in the process of delivering upon another record quarter for business. Creating revenue expansion with less debt overhang reduces a great portion of the near-term risk and concern for shareholders.

AMRS concentrates on renewable products that enable leading brands throughout the world to achieve sustainable growth. AMRS's innovative bioscience solutions convert plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules and produce specialty ingredients and consumer products.

AMRS's "No Compromise" products are being delivered across a number of consumer markets, including specialty and performance chemicals, flavors and fragrances, cosmetics ingredients, and pharmaceuticals.

AMRS Stock

AMRS has seen a 52-week trading range between 31¢ and $1.74 a share and is currently trading at 73¢. Volume has averaged over four million shares per day during the previous 90 days.

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