SOURCE: AltiGen Communications

AltiGen Communications

January 21, 2015 16:05 ET

AltiGen Communications, Inc. Reports Record-Breaking Profits for the First Quarter Fiscal 2015

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2015) - AltiGen Communications, Inc. (OTCQX: ATGN), a leading provider of premise and cloud-based IP-PBX and Contact Center solutions, announced today its financial results for the first quarter ended December 31, 2014.

First Quarter 2015 Financial Highlights

  • Net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 was a record $420,000, or $0.02 per share, an increase of 336% on a year-over-year basis

  • Total revenue increased 7% sequentially and 9% year-over-year to $2.6 million

  • Gross margin improved to 80% compared to 72% in the same period in 2014

  • Cash increased $257,000 to $4.1 million from $3.8 million in the preceding quarter

  • Operation expenses decreased $235,000, or 12% for the quarter, compared to the same period in 2014

Operating Results

Net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 from continuing operations was a record $420,0000, or $0.02 per share (diluted), compared with net income of $146,000, or $0.01 per share (diluted) in the preceding quarter, and compared to a net loss of $178,000, or a loss of $0.01 per share in the same period in 2014.

Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 was $2.6 million, compared to $2.5 million in the preceding quarter, and compared to $2.4 million during the same period in fiscal 2014. Gross margin in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 was 79.8%, compared to 61.6% in the preceding quarter, and compared to 71.8% during the first quarter of fiscal 2014. The increase in gross margin for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 from the preceding quarter was primarily due to an increase in the number of software only transactions in the current quarter. Additionally, in the preceding quarter, gross margin was suppressed primarily due to a slowdown in sales of the iFusion SmartStations, which required us to make an allowance of $284,000 for excess inventory during the quarter.

Our cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash increased by $257,000, or 7% to $4.1 million at the end of the first quarter, compared to $3.8 million at the end of the preceding quarter. Working capital was $675,000 at the end of the first quarter, compared to $257,000 as of September 30, 2014.

Operating expenses totaled $1.7 million, compared to $1.7 million in the preceding quarter, and $1.9 million during the same period in fiscal 2014. The year-over-year decrease of 12% was driven by our cost control measures and continued focus on operating efficiencies.

Jeremiah J. Fleming, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of AltiGen, stated, "We are pleased to report a solid first quarter which was the most profitable quarter in the company's history. The financial results are a direct result of executing on our strategic initiatives, growing sales and managing expenses to drive improved operational performance."

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 www.altigen.com. To access the replay, dial (877) 660-6853 (domestic) or (201) 612-7415 (international), account #286 conference ID #13599035. 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. (OTCQX: ATGN) is a leading provider of premise and cloud-based IP-PBX and Contact Center solutions headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. With thousands of 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. 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 market acceptance of our premise and cloud-based IP-PBX and Contact Center solutions and our ability to maintain sales growth and profitability. 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, 2014. 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)
 
   
    First Quarter Ended  
    December 31,  
    FY 2015     FY 2014 (1)  
Continuing operations:                
Net Revenue   $ 2,648     $ 2,440  
Gross profit     2,113       1,751  
Research and development     707       744  
Selling, general & administrative     983       1,181  
                 
Operating income (loss) from continuing operations     423       (174 )
Interest and other income, net     (2 )     (3 )
Net income (loss) before income taxes     421       (177 )
Provision for income taxes     1       1  
Operating income (loss) from continuing operations after taxes   $ 420     $ (178 )
                 
Operating loss from discontinued operations     -       (187 )
Net income (loss)   $ 420     $ (365 )
                 
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share   $ 0.02     $ (0.02 )
                 
Weighted average shares outstanding basic     22,799       23,399  
Weighted average shares outstanding diluted     22,799       23,399  
                 
(1) Prior year results have been retrospectively revised to reflect the discontinued China operations for comparison purposes.
 
 
 
AltiGen Communications, Inc.
Condensed Balance Sheets
(Amounts in thousands)
 
    December 31, 2014
(Unaudited)
  September 30, 2014 (Audited)
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 4,071   $ 3,814
Accounts receivable, net     484     472
Inventories     394     476
Other current assets     112     68
Net property and equipment     159     145
Other long-term assets     36     36
Total Assets   $ 5,256   $ 5,011
             
Current liabilities   $ 4,386   $ 4,573
Long-term liabilities     185     188
Stockholders' equity     685     250
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity   $ 5,256   $ 5,011