Nashua , N.H., November 9, 2005 – Ezenia! Inc. (OTCBB:EZEN.OB), a leading market provider of secure real-time collaboration solutions for government networks and eGovernment, today reported its financial results for its third quarter and nine month period ended September 30, 2005.
The Company generated revenues of approximately $3.3 million for the third quarter of 2005, a 31.3% increase from approximately $2.5 million for the third quarter of 2004. For the nine months ended September 30, 2005, revenue was approximately $9.7 million, an increase of 27.4% when compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2004. Gross margin grew to 67.0% in the third quarter of 2005 compared to 64.9% in the same period in 2004 and grew to 65.8% from 63.1% for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively.
Income from operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2005 was approximately $986 thousand as compared to approximately $422 thousand for the same period in 2004, an increase of approximately 134% from year to year. For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2005, income from operations was approximately $2.5 million, compared to approximately $1.2 million for the same period in 2004, an approximate 109% increase.
Net income for the quarter and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2005 was approximately $1.0 million, $0.07 per share, and approximately $2.7 million, $0.18 per share, respectively. Net income for similar periods ended September 30, 2004 was approximately $427 thousand, $0.03 per share, and $1.9 million, $0.14 per share. Net income for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2004 benefited from a one-time refund of income tax previously withheld by the Israeli Tax Commission of $819 thousand minus a settlement fee of $179 thousand.
“For the quarter, total operating expenses remained steady at approximately $1.2 million but declined, as a percentage of revenue, to 36.9% from 48.0% for the same period a year ago and from 38.4% for the second quarter of 2005,” further commented Mr. Nguyen. “For the nine months ended September 30, 2005, operating expenses declined to 39.6% from 47.1% for the comparable period in 2004. We expect operating expenses to remain solidly under control even though we are making the necessary investments in the management team as well as in the engineering, marketing and sales organizations to support growth and expansion opportunities in 2006.”
“We ended the quarter with a total cash and net collectible accounts receivable balance of approximately $11.3 million, up 99.8% from approximately $5.7 million for the same period ending September 30, 2004 and up 20.5% from approximately $9.4 million for the period ending June 30, 2005,” remarked Mr. Nguyen. “Due to sustained profitability, continued revenue growth, steady margin improvements, and focused expense control, we remain on track to meet or exceed our total earnings per share achieved in 2004. With bookings results over nine months in 2005 approximately equal to the bookings for the entire year of 2004, we remain energized on the momentum for the remainder of 2005 and are cautiously optimistic with regard to the growth opportunities in 2006.”
About Ezenia! Inc.
Ezenia! Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EZEN.OB), founded in 1991, is a leading provider of real-time collaboration solutions, bringing new and valuable levels of interaction and collaboration to corporate networks and the Internet. By integrating voice, video and data collaboration, the Company’s award-winning products enable groups to interact through a natural meeting experience regardless of geographic distance. Ezenia! products allow dispersed groups to work together in real-time using powerful capabilities such as instant messaging, white boarding, screen sharing and text chat. The ability to discuss projects, share information and modify documents allows users to significantly improve team communication and accelerate the decision-making process. More information about Ezenia! Inc. and its product offerings can be found at the company’s Web site,www.Ezenia.com.
Note to Investors
Statements included herein that are not historical facts include forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual operating results to differ from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include the considerations that are discussed in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis section of the Company’s 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, such as the evolution of Ezenia!’s market, its dependence on major customers, rapid technological change and competition within the collaborative software market, its reliance on third party technology, protection of its propriety technology, its history of liquidity concerns and operating losses, and other considerations that are discussed further in this report. Copies of the Company’s 2004 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, or other publicly available financial information, may be received at no charge by contacting Investor Relations at Ezenia!.
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