Nashua, N.H., August 16, 2010 – Ezenia! Inc. (OTCBB: EZEN.OB), a leading market provider of real-time situation awareness, command and control solutions for corporate and government networks, today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010.
The Company generated revenue of approximately $718,000 for the second quarter and $1.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2010, a decrease of 20.8% and 25.1% from the same periods ended June 30, 2009 respectively. Gross margin increased to approximately 63% for the first six months of 2010 from approximately 54% for the same six-month period in 2009. Operating results yielded losses of approximately $753,000 for the second quarter and $1.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2010, compared to losses of $1.0 million and $1.9 million for the same periods in 2009, respectively. Loss from operations, excluding stock option expenses and depreciation, was approximately $561,000 for the second quarter and $1,155,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2010 as compared to losses of approximately $784,000, and $1,511,000 for the same periods in 2009, respectively. Net loss was approximately $769,000 or ($0.05) per share and $1,511,000 or ($0.10) per share for the six months ended June 30, 2010, as compared to a net loss of approximately $964,000, or ($0.07) per share, and $1,902,000 or ($0.13) per share for the same periods in 2009, respectively.
Operating expenses declined to approximately $1.2 million for the second quarter of 2010 and $2.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2010 as compared to operating expenses of approximately $1.5 million and $3.0 million for the same periods in 2009, respectively. Operating expenses, excluding stock option expenses and depreciation, declined to approximately $1.0 million for the second quarter of 2010 and $2.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2010 as compared to operating expenses of approximately $1.3 million and $2.5 million for the same periods in 2009, respectively.
“The reduction in spending across the board has been the result of tight expense control and on-going cost cutting measures. While we continue to keenly focus on keeping cost under control, the highest priority objectives are to develop and win new business in both licenses and service contracts and improve our cash position,” commented Mr. Khoa Nguyen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Compared to the first quarter of this year and year end of 2009, our cash balance increased by approximately $681,000 and $120,000, respectively, to $4.3 million. Cash generation was approximately $133,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2010, compared to cash disbursed of $354,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2009. “
“Deferred revenue has continued to grow and is now at $2.3 million, an increase of approximately $500,000 and $1.4 million from the periods ended March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively, thus continuing the momentum that has been built up since early this year,” remarked Mr. Nguyen. “In addition, we continue to make further inroads in winning more service contracts from the Air Force, yielding a committed backlog pipeline of approximately $600,000, which is not included in deferred revenue. In spite of the progress made thus far, the Company faces formidable challenges ahead in the second half of this year and must win significant new business to protect the momentum and return to profitability.”
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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 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 audio and text chat, white boarding, screen sharing and secure file storage. The ability to discuss projects, share information, and modify documents allows users to significantly improve team communication, enhance overall situational awareness and accelerate the decision-making process. More information about Ezenia! Inc. and its product and service offerings can be found at the Company’s Web site, http://www.ezenia.com/ .
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