Executive Summary from Business Plan
Supporting Regulation A+ stock offering
1855 North First St. Suite B
Dixon, CA 95620
Freedom Motors (the “Company”) has exclusively licensed the worldwide manufacturing and marketing rights to the Rotapower® rotary engine for all applications except aircraft and ducted fans. The Rotapower® engine is based on the Wankel rotary engine design and has a number of unique attributes including extraordinarily high power for its weight and volume, very low emissions, and no noticeable vibration. These characteristics have made it the engine of choice for many applications and resulted in letters of intent (LOI) and conditional orders for over 3.5 million engines (~ $5 billion).
BACKGROUND OF THE ROTAPOWER ROTARY ENGINE
Rotary engines based on the Wankel principle operate with only two moving parts compared to over twenty in a competing 4-stroke piston engine. This lowers cost and greatly improves reliability. The Company was able to acquire the entire rotary engine assets of Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC), one of only two companies that ever mass produced rotary engines. This engine was used in their snowmobile which, to be price competitive with a 2-stroke piston engine, used inexpensive parts with engine design life of 250 hours. The actual life turned out to be much longer.
After Freedom Motors acquired its exclusive license, it undertook an extensive engine development and improvement program based on the successful OMC engine leading to the following results:
ENGINE PRODUCTION STATUS
The Company has developed a family of Rotapower® engine models ranging from 2.5 to 450 horsepower. Many have been integrated and demonstrated in a wide variety of applications. The Company will initiate engine production using rotor displacements of 150cc and 530cc, however, its joint venture partners have identified applications utilizing 27cc and 650cc displacement rotors. Production will take place in two phases. The first phase will produce beta engines that will be provided to original equipment manufacturers (OEM). Completing beta and volume production start-up will require approximately nine months.
IMMEDIATE MARKET OPPORTUNITY
The world market for engines in the power range of the Company’s various models is over 250 million engines per year. For many applications a high power to weight ratio, negligible vibration, and low cost are the most important criteria. Recreational, utility, transportation, and portable high power applications are the most immediate markets. The utility motor scooter/motorcycle market requires 75 million engines per year. The Company has set the very conservative goal of penetrating 0.05% (130,000) of the annual world engine market by production year five. If just one of the Company’s present conditional orders becomes firm, its planned production capability would be inadequate. The Company has created a number of joint venture partnerships where the partners would manufacture engines for their specific market and provide parts and/or engines to support the Company’s engine production needs as required. This arrangement makes it possible to meet increased production if the current indicated demand materializes.
FUTURE MARKET OPPORTUNITY
There are many applications like gensets for hybrid cars, marine products, and commercial aircraft where in addition to the above attributes, achieving low fuel consumption and very low noise are particularly important. The company has successfully tested a patent pending compound version of its Rotapower® engine that captures much of the exhaust energy. As a result, fuel consumption, exhaust noise, and exhaust temperature are all very substantially reduced. For example, a compound version of the Company’s 27cc displacement engine could meet the goal of various governments to have a very efficient (37%) and quiet (55dba) one kilowatt co-genset in every home with natural gas. In the US alone, this is 75 million homes at an estimated cost of $240 billion.
PRODUCTION FUNDING REQUIREMENTS
Historically, raising capital through a Regulation A stock offering has been problematic due to the difficulty of finding an underwriter to help market the stock. A recent Regulation A+ rule change allows unlimited promotion of a pending stock offering under a “test the waters” campaign. This reduces the need for an underwriter. A number of Reg. A+ offerings have successfully raised $15 million or more for products with far less demonstrated market demand than the Rotapower® engine. The Company’s goal is to raise a total of $10 million with $5 million required to ramp up beta and volume production to 130,000 engines per year by production year five. The additional $5 million will be used to accelerate the following engine development programs:
These advanced developments should improve both market penetration and profit margins. For example, the basic 27cc Rotapower® engine is an attractive engine for use in the handheld power tool market where its small size and lack of vibration are important, but the engine needs to cost less than $50 to be competitive, and consequently has a low profit margin. In contrast, a compounded version with its low fuel consumption and little noise makes it an ideal candidate for the demanding genset and co-genset market where an engine price of over $1,000 could be warranted.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
Upon meeting the Company’s 5 year financial projections, based on very modest sales of its basic engines, the annual compound rate of return (ROI) on an investment at $2.50 per share price would be 56.5% (p/e=20). However, once its advanced patent pending technologies are market ready, sales of engines by a present and growing list of joint venture partners or licensees should far exceed the Company’s own very limited production goal.
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