Nashua , N.H., August 7, 2008 – Ezenia! Inc. (OTCBB: EZEN.OB), a leading market provider of real-time collaboration solutions for corporate and government networks, today reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2008.
Revenue was approximately $1.7 million for the second quarter of 2008 and $3.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2008, a decrease of 29.9% and 31.1% from the same periods ended June 30, 2007, respectively. The Company believes that the decline in revenue was primarily attributable to delays and reductions of purchases sponsored by the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) to support its Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) programs, which began in 2006 and continue today, and, to a lesser extent, the impact of budgetary constraints within the Department of Defense (DOD).
Operating results yielded losses of approximately $920,000 for the second quarter and $1.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2008, compared to losses of $446,000 and $579,000 for the same periods in 2007, respectively. Operating costs increased to approximately $2.0 million for the second quarter and $3.7 million for the first half of the year ended June 30, 2008, compared to $1.8 million and $3.4 million for the same periods ended June 30, 2007, respectively. These increases were primarily attributed to an increased number of employees in sales and in increased consulting expenses related to the Company’s marketing efforts.
Net losses were approximately $883,000, or ($0.06) per share, for the second quarter and $1.4 million, or ($0.10) per share, for the first half of the year, ended June 30, 2008, as compared to net losses of approximately $266,000, or ($0.02) per share, and $250,000, or ($0.02) per share, for the same periods in 2007, respectively.
The Company believes that there are potential opportunities for recovery and expansion in the existing customer base, in spite of the uncertain environment in the Defense segment, and new growth opportunities in the commercial segment. With a cash balance of approximately $8.9 million at the end of the second quarter 2008, the Company expects to continue to make investments, as needed, in its sales and marketing efforts, continue to enhance its current product, develop new products, and aggressively pursue business opportunities to grow its revenue and return to profitability.
CONDENSED Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except for share and per share related data)
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 8,851||$ 9,395|
|Accounts receivable, less allowances of $397 at June 30, 2008 and $413 at December 31, 2007||1,187||2,479|
|Prepaid software licenses||1,985||1,417|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||199||307|
|Total current assets||12,222||13,598|
|Prepaid licenses, net of current portion||–||169|
|Capitalized software, net||–||18|
|Equipment and improvements, net||303||380|
|Liabilities and stockholders’ equity|
|Accounts payable||$ 661||$ 497|
|Employee compensation and benefits||286||266|
|Total current liabilties||5,838||6,375|
|Deferred revenue, net of current portion||1||17|
|Preferred stock, $.01 par value, 2,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding||–||–|
|Common stock, $.01 par value, 40,000,000 shares authorized, 15,417,754 issued and 14,658,217 outstanding at June 30, 2008; 15,360,629 issued and 14,601,092 outstanding at December 31, 2007||154||154|
|Capital in excess of par value||65,220||64,870|
|Treasury stock at cost, 759,537 shares at June 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007||(2,945)||(2,945)|
|Total stockholders’ equity||6,686||7,773|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$12,525||$14,165|
CONDENSED Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except for share and per share related data)
|Three Months Ended
|Six Months Ended
|Product revenue||$ 1,739||$ 2,158||$ 3,532||$ 4,414|
|Product development revenue||–||320||16||731|
|Cost of revenues|
|Cost of product revenue||676||880||1,364||1,761|
|Cost of product development revenue||–||243||–||551|
|Cost of service revenue||–||1||–||2|
|Research and development||557||565||1,065||1,093|
|Sales and marketing||574||452||1,093||856|
|General and administrative||712||636||1,251||1,167|
|Occupancy and other facilities related expenses||79||113||162||228|
|Total operating expenses||1,983||1,801||3,691||3,412|
|Loss from operations||(920)||(446)||(1,507)||(579)|
|Interest income, net||40||154||91||307|
|Other income (expense)||(3)||17||(21)||22|
|Loss before income taxes||(883)||(275)||(1,437)||(250)|
|Income tax benefit||–||9||–||–|
|Net Loss||$ (883)||$ (266)||$ (1,437)||$ (250)|
|Basic and diluted loss per share:|
|Basic||$ (0.06)||$ (0.02)||$ (0.10)||$ (0.02)|
|Diluted||$ (0.06)||$ (0.02)||$ (0.10)||$ (0.02)|
|Weigted 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
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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.