SOURCE: Lattice Incorporated

Lattice Incorporated

November 23, 2009 11:50 ET

Lattice Announces Third Quarter Earnings; Conference Call Today at 2:00 EST

PENNSAUKEN, NJ--(Marketwire - November 23, 2009) - Lattice Incorporated (OTCBB: LTTC), a provider of advanced technological solutions to key government agencies and enterprise customers, announced today the company's financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009.

Total revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2009 decreased by $282,083 or 6.7% to $3,922,064 compared to $4,204,147 for the three months ended September 30, 2008. The decrease in the quarter included timing impacts from product sales and service revenues attributable to subcontractors. For the nine months ended September 30, 2009, total revenues increased by $373,505 or 3.2% to $11,896,647 compared to $11,523,142 for the nine months ended September 30, 2008.

Gross profit for the quarter rose 13% to $1.257 million from $1.112 million in the same quarter a year ago. The increase in gross profit was primarily due to the rate increase on the company's cost-plus contract vehicles. For the nine months, gross profit was up 15.8% to $3.79 million from $3.27 million in last year's third quarter.

The three months ended September 30, 2009 showed a net loss of $302,000 compared with net income of $321,000 in the third quarter of 2008. For the first nine months of 2009, the net loss was $877,000 against net income a year earlier of $5.2 million. The large swing in net income to net loss was due to last year's non-cash derivative income of $2.7 million, gain on extinguishment of $2.6 million related to the exchange of Preferred Series C stock for outstanding warrants held by Baron Partners, L.P. and a settlement gain of $970,000 on a contingent earnout liability from the purchase of RTI. Excluding those amounts, the year ago net income would have shown a net loss of $1.1 million.

CEO Paul Burgess said, "We recorded a solid third quarter gain in gross profit of 13% reflecting the initial returns from the investments we have made in the past few quarters in sales and marketing and an improvement in gross margin from government services related to pricing on our cost-plus contract vehicles.

"Revenues from government contracts accounted for approximately $11.0 million or 93% of our overall revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2009. Of our total government contract revenues, approximately 96% were from prime contract vehicles.

"During 2009 we expanded our direct sales force in both our Government Services group and our Technology group. This has resulted in an increased sales pipeline in both divisions of the company. We anticipate further expansion in both of these areas and more importantly, we anticipate being able to capitalize on our expanded pipeline in the coming months," Burgess said.

The company will host a conference call with CEO Paul Burgess and CFO Joseph Noto today, November 23 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. To participate in this call, dial 1-877-941-4775 any time after 1:50 p.m. ET. International callers should dial 1-480-629-9761.

An audio replay of the call will be available at http://www.hawkassociates.com for approximately 90 days after the call.

Financial tables are below.

About Lattice Incorporated

Lattice Incorporated is a provider of advanced information and communications technology solutions to the government and commercial markets. The company's technology services division designs, deploys and manages advanced technological solutions at key government agencies and for mid- to large-sized enterprises. Lattice's technology products division consists of several core proprietary platforms used to develop customized software applications with military grade security in a number of different markets. For more information, visit http://www.latticeincorporated.com.

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                  Lattice Incorporated And Subsidiaries
                        Consolidated Balance Sheets

                                               September 30,  December 31,
                                                    2009          2008
                                                (Unaudited)     (Audited)
                                                ------------  ------------
ASSETS:
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents                       $    342,717  $  1,363,130
Accounts receivable, net                           3,840,719     3,560,690
Inventories                                           41,684        30,704
Other current assets                                 185,175        51,008
                                                ------------  ------------
  Total current assets                             4,410,295     5,005,532

Property and equipment, net                          212,075        21,090
Goodwill                                           3,599,386     3,599,386
Other intangibles, net                             1,512,004     2,409,748
Other assets                                          54,141        54,459
                                                ------------  ------------
  Total assets                                  $  9,787,901  $ 11,090,215
                                                ------------  ------------

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable                                $  1,952,353  $  1,698,551
Accrued expenses                                   1,578,420     1,726,891
Customer advances                                     87,625        15,000
Notes payable                                      1,713,574     1,766,098
Derivative liability                                 257,178       200,606
                                                ------------  ------------
  Total current liabilities                        5,589,150     5,407,146
Long term liabilities:
Long Term Debt                                       203,951       666,515
Deferred tax liabilities                             710,218     1,200,283
                                                ------------  ------------
  Total long term liabilities                        914,169     1,866,798
                                                ------------  ------------
  Total liabilities                                6,503,319     7,273,944
Minority interest                                    175,180       193,280

Shareholders' equity
Preferred Stock - .01 par value
Preferred Stock series A 9,000,000 shares
 authorized, 7,810,686 and 7,838,686 issued           78,107        78,387
  Preferred Stock series B 1,000,000 shares
   authorized  1,000,000 issued                       10,000        10,000
  Preferred Stock series C 575,000 shares
   authorized 520,000 issued                           5,200         5,200
Common stock - .01 par value, 200,000,000
 authorized, 16,942,428 and 16,842,428 issued,
 and 16,639,441 and 16,539,441 outstanding
 respectively                                        169,425       168,425
Additional paid-in capital                        38,800,717    38,418,897
Accumulated deficit                              (35,395,951)  (34,499,822)
                                                ------------  ------------
                                                   3,667,498     4,181,087
Common stock held in treasury, at cost              (558,096)     (558,096)
                                                ------------  ------------
Shareholders' equity                               3,109,402     3,622,991
                                                ------------  ------------
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity      $  9,787,901  $ 11,090,215
                                                ============  ============




                  Lattice Incorporated And Subsidiaries
                  Consolidated Statements Of Operations
                                (Unaudited)

                             Nine Months Ended       Three Months Ended
                                September 30,           September 30,
                          ------------------------  ----------------------
                              2009         2008        2009        2008
                          -----------  -----------  ----------  ----------

Revenue - Technology
 Services                 $11,000,359  $10,656,897  $3,632,911  $3,775,213
Revenue - Technology
 Products                     896,288      866,245     289,153     428,934
                          -----------  -----------  ----------  ----------
  Total Revenue            11,896,647   11,523,142   3,922,064   4,204,147

Cost of Revenue -
 Technology Services        7,763,288    7,916,610   2,545,333   2,924,049
Cost of Revenue -
 Technology Products          342,455      335,386     119,400     167,370
                          -----------  -----------  ----------  ----------
  Total cost of revenue     8,105,743    8,251,996   2,664,733   3,091,419

                          -----------  -----------  ----------  ----------
Gross Profit                3,790,904    3,271,146   1,257,331   1,112,728

Operating expenses:
  Selling, general and
   administrative           3,628,756    3,359,768   1,247,510   1,024,628
  Research and development    409,141      384,692     132,917     123,720
  Amortization expense        897,744    1,116,171     299,248     372,057
                          -----------  -----------  ----------  ----------
  Total operating expenses  4,935,641    4,860,631   1,679,675   1,520,405

                          -----------  -----------  ----------  ----------
Loss from operations       (1,144,737)  (1,589,485)   (422,344)   (407,677)

Other income (expense):
  Derivative income
   (expense)                  (56,572)   2,750,199       7,498     195,609
  Extinguishment gain
   (loss)                           -    2,607,525           0           -
  Other expense                     -      970,150           0     370,150
  Interest expense           (181,066)    (140,910)    (56,754)    (32,703)
  Finance expense              (3,092)      (2,636)     (1,289)     (1,170)
                          -----------  -----------  ----------  ----------
  Total other income
   (expense)                 (240,730)   6,184,328     (50,545)    531,886

Minority Interest income       18,100       79,119       7,653      23,700

                          -----------  -----------  ----------  ----------
Net income (loss) before
 taxes                     (1,367,367)   4,673,962    (465,236)    147,909

Income taxes (benefit)       (490,065)    (521,171)   (163,355)   (172,755)
                          -----------  -----------  ----------  ----------

Net Income (loss)         $  (877,302) $ 5,195,133  $ (301,881) $  320,664
                          ===========  ===========  ==========  ==========

Net income (Loss)
 applicable to common
 shareholders:
  Net income (loss)       $  (877,302) $ 5,195,133  $ (301,881) $  320,664
  Series B Preferred
   stock dividend             (18,831)     (37,500)     (6,277)    (12,500)
                          -----------  -----------  ----------  ----------
Income (Loss) applicable
 to common stockholders   $  (896,133) $ 5,157,633  $ (308,158) $  308,164
                          ===========  ===========  ==========  ==========

Income (Loss) per common
 share
  Basic                   $     (0.05) $      0.24  $    (0.02) $     0.25
  Diluted                 $     (0.05) $      0.03  $    (0.02) $     0.03

Weighted average shares:
  Basic                    16,727,592   16,829,428  16,739,444  16,829,428
  Diluted                  16,727,592   56,172,092  16,739,444  53,592,883

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