SOURCE: AltiGen Communications

AltiGen Communications

January 18, 2012 16:05 ET

AltiGen Communications, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2012 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 18, 2012) - AltiGen Communications, Inc. (OTCQX: ATGN) (PINKSHEETS: ATGN), the leading provider of integrated Microsoft-based Unified Communications solutions, announced today its first quarter ended December 30, 2011 financial results.

First Quarter 2012 Financial Highlights:

  • First-quarter revenue up 10% over prior quarter
  • Gross margin improved by 10% to 69.5%
  • Net loss reduced by 99%

Jeremiah Fleming, AltiGen's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are pleased with the progress we made this quarter, both in terms of growing the top line and in substantially reducing our losses. The increase in revenue over last quarter was largely accomplished by sustaining our legacy business along with contributions from our new products. As a result, FYQ1 was second highest first quarter revenue in the history of the company."

Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 was $4.8 million, compared to $4.3 million in the preceding quarter, and compared to $4.6 million during the same period in fiscal 2011. Gross margin in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 was 69.5%, compared to 64.2% in the preceding quarter, and compared to 67.6% during the first quarter of fiscal 2011. Operating expenses totaled $3.3 million, compared to $3.7 million in the preceding quarter, and $3.5 million during the same period in fiscal 2011.

Net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 was $9,000, or a loss of $0.00 per share, compared to a net loss of $861,000, or a loss of $0.05 per share in the preceding quarter, and compared to a net loss of $372,000, or a loss of $0.02 per share during the first quarter of fiscal 2011.

The Company ended its first fiscal quarter with $4.3 million in cash, cash equivalents.

Conference Call
AltiGen will be discussing its financial results and outlook on a conference call today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. ET). The conference call can be accessed by dialing (877) 407-8031 (domestic) or (201) 689-8031 (international). A live webcast will also be made available at http://www.altigen.com. To access the replay, dial (877) 660-6853 (domestic) or (201) 612-7415 (international), account #286 conference ID #387102. A web archive will be made available at www.altigen.com for 90 days following the call's conclusion.

About AltiGen Communications
AltiGen Communications, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ATGN) (OTCQX: ATGN) is a leading provider of 100% Microsoft-based VoIP business phone systems and Unified Communications solutions. Having more than 10,000 customers around the world, AltiGen solutions are designed for high reliability, ease of use, seamless integration to Microsoft infrastructure technologies, and are built on a scalable, open standards platform. AltiGen's worldwide headquarters is in Silicon Valley, California, with international operations based in Shanghai, China. Local sales, service and support are provided by AltiGen's worldwide network of over 300 certified partners. For more information, call 1-888-ALTIGEN or visit the web site at www.altigen.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon the Company's current expectations, beliefs, plans and assumptions, which are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to: statements regarding the continued market acceptance of our 100 percent Microsoft-based business phone systems, call center solutions and our ability to sustain our financial performance. Actual results in future periods are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to unknown risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, risks related to AltiGen's limited operating history. For a more detailed description of AltiGen's performance, please refer to AltiGen's audited Annual Report filed with the OTCQX over-the-counter market for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011. Since these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results could differ materially from expected results. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statement was made. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

AltiGen Communications, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)


First Quarter Ended
December 31
FY 2012 FY 2011
Net Revenue $ 4,774 $ 4,607
Gross profit 3,316 3,116
Research and development 1,338 1,497
Selling, general & administrative 1,997 1,997
Operating loss (19 ) (378 )
Interest and other income, net 11 7
Net loss before tax (8 ) (371 )
Provision for income tax 1 1
Net loss after tax $ (9 ) $ (372 )
Basic and diluted net loss per share (0.00 ) (0.02 )
Weighted average shares outstanding 16,732 16,495
AltiGen Communications, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Amounts in thousands)
December 31, 2011 September 30, 2011
Cash and cash equivalents $ 4,283 $ 4,257
Accounts receivable, net 1,942 1,230
Inventories 3,417 2,897
Other current assets 220 229
Net property and equipment 729 793
Other long-term assets 474 498
Total Assets $ 11,065 $ 9,904
Current liabilities $ 7,598 $ 6,518
Long-term liabilities 396 383
Stockholders' equity 3,071 3,003
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 11,065 $ 9,904