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H/Cell Energy Reports FY2017 Year End Financial Results

April 2, 2018

FLEMINGTON, N.J., April 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- H/Cell Energy Corporation (OTCQB:HCCC) (“HCCC”), a company that designs and implements clean energy solutions featuring hydrogen energy systems, has announced financial results for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, HCCC generated revenue of $6,352,886 and net income of $8,897 or $0.00 in earnings per share, fully diluted. This compares to revenue of $5,007,103 and a net loss of $706,727, or ($0.25) in earnings per share, fully diluted, for the prior year ended December 31, 2016.

Andrew Hidalgo, CEO of HCCC, commented, “We are very pleased to post a profitable year in FY2017, especially as a young company. In addition, we had a substantial gain in revenue and earnings year over year. Our subsidiaries are performing well and we are establishing cost efficiencies as we assimilate each acquisition. As of December 31, 2017, our backlog of orders stood at $1,091,816 and our bid list totaled $7,100,030 which although does not represent orders, is a sign of future potential. We also believe that our financial condition is solid, with $455,700 in cash, $1,485,496 in assets and $420,550 in working capital as of December 31, 2017. We have a very bright future in clean energy with a market full of opportunities. We believe our hydrogen energy systems will become a primary energy source for electric power in both the residential and commercial sectors. HCCC remains focused on clean energy for a better environment.”

About H/Cell Energy Corporation:

H/Cell Energy Corporation is an integrator that focuses on the design and implementation of clean energy solutions including solar, battery, fuel cell and hydrogen generation systems. In addition, through its subsidiaries, HCCC also provides environmental systems and security systems integration. HCCC serves the residential, commercial and government sectors. Please visit our website at www.hcellenergy.com for more information.

Forward Looking Statements:

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “forecast,” “estimate,” “expect,” and “intend,” among others. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and actual results could differ materially. H/Cell Energy Corporation does not undertake an obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement. The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof.

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H/CELL ENERGY CORPORATION CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS December December 31, 31, 2016 2017 ----------- - ------------- (As restated) ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 455,700 $ 537,867 Accounts receivable (net retention) 808,050 650,886 Prepaid expenses 14,669 14,168 Costs and earnings in excess of billings 51,531 91,904 - --------- - - --------- - Total current assets 1,329,950 1,294,825 Property and equipment, net 102,573 99,816 Security deposits and other non-current assets 8,416 8,497 Deferred tax asset 44,257 - - --------- - - --------- - Total assets $ 1,485,196 $ 1,403,138 - --------- - - --------- - LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 631,385 $ 661,237 Management fees payable – related party 31,257 52,000 Billings in excess of costs and earnings 87,206 83,538 Sales tax payable 61,239 114,085 Income tax payable 98,313 - - --------- - - --------- - Total current liabilities $ 909,400 910,860 $ - --------- - - --------- - Commitments and contingencies Stockholders’ equity Preferred Stock - $0.0001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; - - 0 shares issued and outstanding Common Stock - $0.0001 par value; 25,000,000 shares authorized; 7,041,579 and 3,131,579 shares issued and outstanding 704 313 as of December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively Additional paid-in capital 1,335,656 1,283,422 Accumulated deficit (731,754 ) (740,651 ) Accumulated other comprehensive loss (28,810 ) (50,806 ) Total stockholders’ equity 575,796 492,278 - --------- - - --------- - TOTAL LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY $ 1,485,196 $ 1,403,138 - --------- - - --------- - The accompanying notes are an integral part of these audited consolidated financial statements.

H/CELL ENERGY CORPORATION CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS – OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME For the Year Ended December 31, -------------------------- 2017 2016 - --------- - --------- - (As restated) Revenue Construction income $ 6,266,967 $ 4,978,576 Related party 85,919 28,527 - --------- - --------- - Total revenue 6,352,886 5,007,103 - --------- - --------- - Cost of goods sold Direct costs 4,241,421 3,355,176 Direct costs – related party 87,649 1,500 - --------- - --------- - Total cost of goods sold 4,329,070 3,356,676 - --------- - --------- - Gross profit 2,023,816 1,650,427 - --------- - --------- - Operating expenses Research and development - 2,000 General and administrative expenses 1,776,859 2,197,139 Management fees – related party 184,004 158,015 Total operating expenses 1,960,863 2,357,154 Income (Loss) from operations 62,953 (706,727 ) Income Tax 54,056 - Net income (loss) $ 8,897 $ (706,727 ) - --------- - --------- - Other comprehensive income (loss), net Foreign currency translation adjustment 21,996 183,230 Comprehensive income (loss) $ 30,893 $ (523,524 ) - --------- - --------- - Earnings (Loss) per share Basic $ 0.00 $ (0.25 ) Diluted $ 0.00 $ (0.25 ) Weighted average common shares outstanding Basic 6,703,223 2,853,785 Diluted 7,699,743 2,853,785 The accompanying notes are an integral part of these audited consolidated financial statements.

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