SOURCE: Crossroads Systems

Crossroads Systems

May 31, 2012 16:00 ET

Crossroads Systems Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - May 31, 2012) - Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS), a global provider of data protection solutions and services, reported financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended April 30, 2012.

StrongBox Highlights

  • Formally launched StrongBox®, our leading-edge LTFS NAS solution, into the media and entertainment vertical at the 2012 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, presenting and demonstrating to hundreds of prospective customers.
  • Publicly introduced research supporting an 80 percent cost savings by using StrongBox against disk-based NAS solutions.
  • Fujifilm introduced the first tape-based cloud storage product built entirely on StrongBox.
  • First quarter revenue was recognized from multiple StrongBox shipments.

Fiscal Q2 2012 Financial Results
Revenue for fiscal Q2 2012 increased 34% to $3.5 million from $2.6 million in the same quarter a year ago. The increase was primarily due to a 74% increase in product revenue from fiscal Q2 2011 mainly due to a one-time corporate RVA software license to a customer, not including the roll-out of systems across the corporation.

Gross profit for fiscal Q2 2012 was $3.1 million or 89% of total revenue, as compared to $2.2 million or 86% of total revenue in the same quarter a year ago. The increase in gross profit as a percent of revenue was due to the product mix.

Operating expenses for fiscal Q2 2012 remained consistent with the same period a year ago at $5.1 million, which included $416,000 of stock-based compensation in Q2'12 and $83,000 of stock-based compensation in Q2'11. Not including stock-based compensation, operating expenses decreased due to non-recurring engineering (NRE) reimbursements from strategic partners.

Net loss for fiscal Q2 2012 totaled $2.1 million or $(0.19) per share, as compared to a net loss of $2.9 million or $(0.26) per share in the same quarter a year ago.

At April 30, 2012, cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments totaled $9.9 million, as compared to $9.2 million in the previous quarter. Cash burn from operations was $300,000, a substantial improvement year over year and from Q1 2012 reported cash flow from operations. The improvement in cash flow from operations was driven by increased product revenues, NRE from strategic partners, which is presented on the income statement as a reduction in research and development expenses, as well as additional NRE payments from a strategic partner, presented on the balance sheet as a cash asset and accrued liability.

Management Commentary
Rob Sims, President and CEO of Crossroads Systems, commented, "I'm pleased to report that our financial performance for fiscal Q2 2012 improved meaningfully as compared to the same period a year ago. I mentioned in my comments from our Q1 2012 results that we had a strong backlog of orders for our StrongBox storage product that would become evident in the coming quarters. We were able to recognize revenue in Q2 as a result of multiple shipments of StrongBox to several customers. The pace of our activity continued from Q1 as we built upon the momentum of our go-to-market strategy for StrongBox and we're on target for continued revenue recognition of StrongBox sales to three target vertical markets: media entertainment, medical imaging, and video surveillance. We also hope to build on the favorable press received in Q2 around the StrongBox solution by attracting additional strategic alliances and partnerships."

Conference Call
Crossroads will hold a conference call later today (Thursday, May 31, 2012) to discuss financial results. Sims and CFO Jennifer Crane will host the call starting at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. A question and answer session will follow management's presentation.

To participate in the call, dial the number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time and ask for the Crossroads Systems conference call:

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2012
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (3:30 p.m. Central Time)
Dial-In Number: 1-877-221-8809
International: 1-706-679-8667

The conference call will be broadcasted and available for replay at and via the company's Web site in the Investor Relations Events & Presentations section.

For the webcast, please visit the Web site at least 15 minutes early to register, download, and install any necessary audio software.

About Crossroads Systems
Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) is a global provider of data protection solutions and services. Crossroads offers organizations proactive data security, intelligent storage connectivity, high performance, and significant cost savings. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Crossroads holds more than 100 patents granted and pending and has been honored with numerous industry awards for innovation in data protection and storage. Visit

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(In thousands, except share data)
October 31, April 30,
ASSETS 2011 2012
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 7,336 $ 9,544
Short-term investments 3,385 350
Total cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments 10,721 9,894
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $71 and $101, respectively 2,659 2,343
Inventories 188 284
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 297 310
Total current assets 13,865 12,831
Property and equipment, net 1,320 1,474
Intangible assets, net 110 16
Other assets 56 38
Total assets $ 15,351 $ 14,359
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 2,228 $ 1,060
Accrued expenses 2,156 2,579
Deferred revenue 1,009 1,437
Current portion of long term debt 1,973 2,927
Total current liabilities 7,366 8,003
Long term liabilities 126 2,134
Commitments and contingencies (See Note 8) - -
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 75,000,000 shares authorized, 10,923,543 and 11,068,289 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 11 11
Additional paid-in capital 199,750 200,931
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (40 ) (42 )
Accumulated deficit (191,862 ) (196,678 )
Total stockholders' equity 7,859 4,222
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 15,351 $ 14,359
(In Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Data)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
April 30, April 30,
2011 2012 2011 2012
Product $ 1,085 $ 1,891 $ 2,394 $ 3,003
IP license, royalty and other 1,492 1,562 3,784 3,029
Total revenue 2,577 3,453 6,178 6,032
Cost of revenue:
Product 125 155 230 236
IP license, royalty and other 242 237 640 473
Total cost of revenue 367 392 870 709
Gross profit 2,210 3,061 5,308 5,323
Operating expenses:
Sales and marketing 1,175 1,534 2,390 2,943
Research and development 2,820 2,662 4,938 5,419
General and administrative 835 833 1,482 1,595
Amortization of intangible assets 224 47 535 94
Total operating expenses 5,054 5,076 9,345 10,051
Loss from operations (2,844 ) (2,015 ) (4,037 ) (4,728 )
Interest expense (24 ) (53 ) (62 ) (103 )
Other income - 1 - 15
Net loss $ (2,868 ) $ (2,067 ) $ (4,099 ) $ (4,816 )
Basic and diluted net loss per share (0.26 ) (0.19 ) (0.38 ) (0.44 )
Basic and diluted average common shares outstanding 10,832,235 11,048,394 10,749,129 11,010,813
(In thousands)
Six Months Ended
April 30,
2011 2012
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss $ (4,099 ) $ (4,816 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash in operating activities provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation 227 336
Amortization of intangible assets 535 94
Loss (gain) on disposal of fixed assets 6 (15 )
Stock-based compensation 165 1,179
Provision for doubtful accounts receivable 1 30
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 2,801 299
Inventories (72 ) (96 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (988 ) (13 )
Accounts payable 515 (1,028 )
Accrued expenses (418 ) 293
Deferred revenue 723 604
Net cash used in operating activities (604 ) (3,133 )
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchase of property and equipment (844 ) (490 )
Purchase of held-to-maturity investments (4,511 ) (185 )
Maturity of held-to-maturity investments 311 3,220
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities (5,044 ) 2,545
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of expenses 59 141
Proceeds from borrowing on debt - 3,000
Paydown of debt - (197 )
Net cash provided by financing activities 59 2,944
Effect of exchange rate on cash 291 (148 )
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (5,298 ) 2,208
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 13,811 7,336
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 8,513 $ 9,544

Contact Information

  • Company Contact:
    Jennifer Crane
    Crossroads Systems
    Email Contact
    512.928.6897 or 800.643.7148

    Investor Contact:
    John Baldissera
    BPC Financial Marketing

    Press Contact:
    Matthew Zintel
    Zintel Public Relations
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