Nashua, N.H., May 14, 2007 – Ezenia! Inc. (OTCBB:EZEN.OB), a leading market provider of real-time collaboration solutions for corporate and government networks and eBusiness, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007.
The Company generated revenue of approximately $2.7 million for the first quarter of 2007, a 26.9% decrease from approximately $3.7 million for the first quarter of 2006 and a 11.0% decrease from approximately $3.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2006. Revenue from the InfoWorkSpace (IWS) product line declined 28.3% for the quarter ended March 31, 2007 as compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2006. Approximately 74% of the IWS revenue decline of $892 thousand resulted from the non-renewals of licenses and partial and delayed IWS license renewals related to various agencies within the Intelligence Community (IC) and branches of the Armed Forces. The remaining 26% relate primarily to delays and cutbacks in exercise activities normally requiring support from the Company. These results reflect the impact of budgetary constraints within the Department of Defense (DOD), which began in 2006 and continue into 2007
For the quarter ended March 31, 2007 the Company’s operating results were a loss of $133,000 as compared to income of approximately $1.1 million for the first quarter of 2006. Operating costs were in line with our expectations for the quarter ended March 31, 2007. Operating costs compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2006 increased by approximately $187,000, and were primarily in the areas of Research and Development, and Sales and Marketing. The Company remains committed to making the necessary investments in building out its infrastructure in fiscal 2007 and expects to see increased sales and marketing expenses during the remainder of 2007.
Net income for the first quarter of 2007, was approximately $16,000 or $0.00 basic earnings per share, as compared to net income of approximately $1.4 million, or $0.10 basic earnings per share, for the first quarter of 2006. Net working capital (consisting of current assets less current liabilities) increased to approximately $11.7 million for the quarter ending March 31,2007 as compared to approximately $11.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2006. The cash balance of approximately $11.9 million will allow the Company to meet its goals and objectives for fiscal year 2007.
“The budgetary situation within DOD and uncertainty created by the on-going Defense Information System Agency (DISA) Network Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) bidding process clearly affected our results in Q1,” noted Khoa Nguyen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ezenia, “As these difficult business conditions continue into 2007 and the Company moves forward with its investments in the development of advanced products and further hiring in the sales and marketing organizations, earnings for the year 2007 will be under pressure. However, the long-term outlook in the collaboration market and our own opportunity remains strong and promising. The Company continues to execute on its efforts to expand the existing DOD and IC customer base, pursue new opportunities with non-DOD agencies addressing the threat of terrorism and natural disasters, and be opportunistic on potential commercial applications. Furthermore, we believe that our investments in more robust marketing and sales organizations, coupled with current product enhancements and upgrades and development of next-generation products, will enable the Company to compete more effectively and grow more aggressively in the future.”
CONDENSED Consolidated Balance Sheets (In thousands)
|March 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 11,859||$ 12,059|
|Accounts receivable, less allowances of $412 at March 31, 2007 and $412 at December 31, 2006||1,808||3,580|
|Prepaid software licenses||2,728||3,346|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||443||356|
|Deferred tax assets||708||717|
|Total current assets||17,546||20,058|
|Capitalized software, net||70||87|
|Equipment and improvements, net of accumulated depreciation||281||304|
|Total assets||$ 17,897||$20,449|
|Liabilities and stockholders” equity|
|Employee compensation and benefits||254||229|
|Total current liabilities||5,862||8,548|
|Preferred stock, $.01 par value; 2,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and none outstanding||–||–|
|Common stock, $.01 par value, 40,000,000 shares authorized, 15,313,909 issued and 14,653,472 outstanding at March 31, 2007 15,311,174 issued and 14,650,737 outstanding at December 31, 2006||154||153|
|Capital in excess of par value||64,486||64,368|
|Treasury stock at cost, 660,437 shares at March 31, 2007 and December 31, 2006||(2,861)||(2,861)|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$ 17,897||$20,449|
CONDENSED Consolidated Statements of OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except for share and per share related data)
|For the Three MonthsEnded March 31,|
|Product and service revenue||$ 2,256||$ 3,148|
|Product development revenue||411||472|
|Cost of revenues|
|Cost of product and service revenue||881||1,014|
|Cost of product development revenue||308||172|
|Cost of service revenue||1||5|
|Research and development||527||325|
|Sales and marketing||404||362|
|General and administrative||532||619|
|Occupancy and other facilities related expenses||115||98|
|Total operating expenses||1,611||1,424|
|Income (loss) from operations||(133)||1,034|
|Other income (expense)|
|Interest income, net||153||75|
|Income (loss) before income taxes||25||1,109|
|Income tax (expense) benefit||(9)||297|
|Net income (loss)||$ 16||$ 1,406|
|Basic and diluted net earnings (loss) per share:|
|Basic||$ 0.00||$ 0.10|
|Diluted||$ 0.00||$ 0.09|
|Weighted average common shares:|
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 Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Statements included herein that are not historical facts may be considered forward-looking statements. You can identify these forward-looking statements by use of the words “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “believes,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “will,” “may,” and similar words. Such forward-looking statements, including statements regarding our business and financial outlook, long-term strategy, improvements in our infrastructure, and proposed earnings per share growth targets, involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual operating results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include the considerations that are discussed in the Company’s 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K as amended for the year ended December 31, 2006, such as its dependence on the United States government as its largest customer, adverse changes in available funding and discretionary spending within the Department of Defense, its dependence on other major customers, the evolution of Ezenia!’s market, rapid technological change and competition within the collaborative software market, its reliance on third-party technology, protection of its propriety technology, acceptance of IWS in the commercial market, retention of key employees, stock price volatility, customer acceptance of Version 3.0 of InfoWorkSpace, its history of liquidity concerns and operating losses, and other considerations that are discussed further in such report. You should not place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company disclaims any obligation to update forward-looking statements after the date of such statements.
Note: Ezenia! is a registered trademark of Ezenia! Inc., and the Ezenia! Logo and InfoWorkSpace are trademarks of Ezenia! Inc. Additional information on Ezenia! and its products is available at our website http://www.ezenia.com.