SOURCE: e.Digital Corporation

November 14, 2008 12:56 ET

e.Digital Announces Q2 2009 Financial Results

Company Records First Flash-R™ Patent Portfolio Licensing Revenue

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 14, 2008) - e.Digital Corporation (OTCBB: EDIG), a leading technology innovator of dedicated portable entertainment systems and patented flash memory-related technology today announced revenues for fiscal Q2 2009 ended September 30, 2008 totaled $1.8 million, compared to revenues of $2.3 million for fiscal Q2 2008. Q2 2009 revenues included $1.6 million in licensing fees from the Company's Flash-R™ patent portfolio and Q2 2008 revenues included $2.1 million of eVU™ in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems and support equipment.

"eVU sales activity remained extremely slow during the second quarter due to airline economics and industry credit concerns resulting in air carriers curtailing expansion and new projects," commented Will Blakeley, e.Digital's president and chief technical officer. "With the cost of fuel coming down and the credit markets showing signs of easing, we're experiencing renewed interest from our current airline customers on expanding their eVU offerings. Also, a growing number of prospective international air carrier customers are requesting pricing proposals for our dedicated portable IFE passenger entertainment systems."

Gross profit for Q2 2009 was $1.2 million or 65% of revenues, compared to $597,000 or 26% of revenues for the same period a year ago. The improved gross profit percentage resulted from higher margin patent license revenue.

Operating expenses for Q2 2009 were $757,000, an increase of 10% from $688,000 in Q2 2008. Legal expenses and costs associated with holding the Company's September shareholders meeting were primarily responsible for the increase.

Operating income for Q2 2009 was $400,000 compared to an operating loss of $91,000 in the prior year's Q2. The $491,000 improvement in operating income was attributable to the patent license revenue recorded in the second fiscal quarter.

Non-cash expenses related to warrant revaluations of a net $124,000, foreign tax expense of $264,000, and non-cash deemed accrued dividends on preferred stock of $43,000 contributed to the loss attributable to common stockholders of $72,000 or $(0.00) per share for Q2 2009. This compares to a loss attributable to common stockholders of $185,000 or $(0.00) per share for the same period last year.

Revenues for the first six months of fiscal 2009 were $2.2 million, compared to $3.6 million for the same six months in fiscal 2008. The revenue mix was different in the most recent six-month period due to initial patent license revenue and reduced eVU sales.

Gross profit for the first six months of fiscal 2009 was $1.3 million or 59% of revenues, compared to $844,000 or 23% of revenues for the same period a year ago. The improved gross profit percentage resulted from higher margin patent license revenue.

Operating expenses for the first six months of fiscal 2009 were $1.4 million, basically unchanged from $1.4 million for the first six months of fiscal 2008. Operating loss was $171,000 for the first six months of fiscal 2009 compared to an operating loss of $596,000 for the first six months of the prior year. The significant reduction in operating loss was attributable to the patent license revenue recorded in the second fiscal quarter.

Net other or non-operating expenses of $263,000 for the most recent six months included a non-cash warrant revaluation of $177,000 and $44,000 of non-cash interest expense. These amounts, plus the $264,000 foreign tax expense and non-cash deemed and accrued dividends of $45,000 contributed to the loss attributable to common stockholders for the first six months of fiscal 2009 of $743,000 or $(0.00) per share. This compares to a loss attributable to common stockholders of $806,000 or $(0.00) per share for the same period last year.

"We're pleased our initial licensing discussions and legal efforts have produced the first revenue from our Flash-R patent portfolio," remarked Robert Putnam, e.Digital's senior vice president. "With this early validation of what we believe to be fundamental patents relating to the use of flash memory in many of today's popular consumer electronic products, we expect to record further licensing revenues during fiscal 2009 and expand our licensing and legal efforts."

About e.Digital Corporation: e.Digital is a leading innovator of dedicated portable inflight entertainment systems. More than 30 airlines have made dedicated portable systems powered by e.Digital technology their inflight entertainment choice. e.Digital also owns and is pursuing the monetization of its Flash-R™ portfolio of flash memory-related patents. e.Digital was the first company to employ and patent important aspects of the use of removable flash memory in portable recording devices. For more information about e.Digital and eVU, please visit: www.edigital.com.

Safe Harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform of 1995: All statements made in this document, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act. You should not place undue reliance on these statements. We base these statements on particular assumptions that we have made in light of our industry experience, the stage of product and market development, expected future developments and other factors that we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. These forward-looking statements are based on the then-current expectations, beliefs, assumptions, estimates and forecasts about the businesses of the Company and the industries and markets in which the Company operates. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. More information about potential factors that could affect the Company can be found in its most recent Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other reports and statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). e.Digital Corporation disclaims any intent or obligation to update these or any forward-looking statements, except as otherwise specifically stated by it.

                   e.Digital Corporation and subsidiary
                          Condensed Balance Sheet
                  (000's omitted except per share amount)
                                (unaudited)

                                              September 30,    March 31,
                                                  2008           2008
                                                    $              $
ASSETS
    Current
      Cash                                              137            122
      Accounts receivable                             1,760            175
      Inventory                                         552            489
      Deposits and prepaid expenses                      38             35
                                              -------------  -------------
    Total current assets                              2,487            821
      Property and equipment, net                        32             40
                                              -------------  -------------
    Total assets                                      2,519            861
                                              =============  =============

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT
    Current
      Accounts payable                                1,581            836
      Accrued and other                                 372            464
      Term and promissory notes                         978            813
      Accrued foreign taxes                             264              -
                                              -------------  -------------
    Total current liabilities                         3,195          2,113
    Long term liabilities                               142            453
    Stockholders' deficit                              (818)        (1,705)
                                              -------------  -------------
    Total liabilities and stockholders'
     deficit                                          2,519            861
                                              =============  =============



                   e.Digital Corporation and subsidiary
                    Condensed Statement of Operations
                  (000's omitted except per share amount)
                                (unaudited)

                             For the three months    For the six months
                              ended September 30,    ended September 30,
                               2008        2007       2008        2007
                                      (as restated)           (as restated)
                                 $           $          $           $

Revenues                        1,774        2,315      2,152        3,620
Cost of revenues                  617        1,718        881        2,777
                            ---------  -----------  ---------  -----------
    Gross profit                1,157          597      1,271          843
Operating expenses:
    Selling and
     administrative               628          472      1,166          943
    Research and
     development                  129          216        276          496
                            ---------  -----------  ---------  -----------
Total operating expenses          757          688      1,442        1,439
                            ---------  -----------  ---------  -----------
Operating income (loss)           400          (91)      (171)        (596)
Other income (expenses)          (165)         (67)      (263)        (155)
                            ---------  -----------  ---------  -----------
Income (loss) before income
 taxes                            235         (158)      (434)        (751)
(Provision) for income
 taxes                           (264)           -       (264)           -
                            ---------  -----------  ---------  -----------
Loss for the period               (29)        (158)      (698)        (751)
Dividends on convertible
 preferred stock                  (43)         (27)       (45)         (55)
                            ---------  -----------  ---------  -----------
Loss attributed to common
 stockholders                     (72)        (185)      (743)        (806)
                            =========  ===========  =========  ===========
Loss per common share -
 basic and diluted              (0.00)       (0.00)     (0.00)       (0.00)
                            =========  ===========  =========  ===========
Weighted average common
 shares outstanding           277,082      246,361    275,797      245,391
                            =========  ===========  =========  ===========

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    Robert Putnam
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