SOURCE: e.Digital Corporation

June 21, 2011 16:05 ET

e.Digital Reports Fiscal Year 2011 Results

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2011) - e.Digital Corporation (OTCBB: EDIG), a leading innovator of dedicated portable entertainment systems and patented flash memory-related technology, today announced revenues of $1.3 million for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. Revenues for fiscal year 2011 included $0.2 million in licensing fees from the Company's Flash-R™ patent portfolio and $1.1 million in eVU™ portable in flight entertainment (IFE) sales and services. For the prior year, licensing revenue was $1.6 million and eVU revenues were $954,000. During fiscal 2011 the Company licensed one company from the second round of patent enforcement and in the prior year licensed one final company from the first round and three companies from the second round. In June 2011 the Company licensed one additional company.

Gross profit for fiscal year 2011 was $0.5 million or 39% of revenues, compared to $1.3 million or 51% of revenues for the prior year. The decrease in gross profit resulted primarily from the reduction in higher margin patent license revenue.

Operating expenses for fiscal year 2011 were $1.6 million, compared to $2.2 million in fiscal year 2010. The decrease resulted primarily from decreased staffing costs and reduced professional fees.

Loss attributable to common stockholders for fiscal year 2011 was $1.1 million or $(0.00) per diluted share, compared to loss attributable to common stockholders of $985,000 or $(0.00) per diluted share for fiscal year 2010.

"During fiscal 2011 we focused significant efforts related to our second round of patent enforcement including discovery and a Markman patent claims construction hearing held in January," commented Fred Falk, president and CEO of e.Digital. "We started the current year with a new licensee resulting from these efforts and expect additional licensing revenues this year. Two of our patents are being reexamined and favorable determinations from Markman rulings and reexamination, although uncertain, could bolster future licensing. Our IFE business continues to be flat and we expect future results to depend primarily on licensing our Flash-R portfolio and exploiting new technologies currently in development."

About e.Digital Corporation: For more than 20 years, e.Digital's ideas and inventions have impacted the evolution of consumer products. Today, e.Digital innovations, including its Flash-R™ portfolio of flash memory-related patents, are essential to many portable consumer electronic products. The Company pioneered dedicated portable in-flight entertainment systems and more than 30 airlines have made e.Digital powered products their in-flight entertainment choice. For more information about e.Digital, 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 Consolidated Balance Sheet
                  (000's omitted except per share amount)
                                (unaudited)

                                                              March 31,
                                                            2011     2010
                                                             $        $
ASSETS
  Current
    Cash and cash equivalents                                1,806    2,819
    Accounts receivable                                         98      109
    Inventory                                                  256      347
    Deposits and prepaid expenses                               30       59
                                                          -------- --------
  Total current assets                                       2,190    3,334
    Property and equipment, net                                  7       11
                                                          -------- --------
  Total assets                                               2,197    3,345
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LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
  Current
    Accounts payable                                            24       52
    Accrued and other                                          153      316
                                                          -------- --------
  Total current liabilities                                    177      368
  Stockholders' equity                                       2,020    2,977
                                                          -------- --------
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity                 2,197    3,345
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                   e.Digital Corporation and subsidiary
              Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations
                  (000's omitted except per share amount)
                                (unaudited)

                                                            For the year
                                                           ended March 31,
                                                            2011     2010
                                                             $        $
Revenues                                                    1,296    2,554
Cost of revenues                                              790    1,242
                                                          -------  -------
  Gross profit                                                506    1,312
Operating expenses:
  Selling and administrative                                1,161    1,708
  Research and related expenditures                           473      483
                                                          -------  -------
Total operating expenses                                    1,634    2,191
                                                          -------  -------
Operating loss                                             (1,128)    (879)
Other income                                                   41       14
                                                          -------  -------
Loss before income tax benefit                             (1,087)    (865)
Income tax benefit                                              3       55
                                                          -------  -------
Loss for the period                                        (1,084)    (810)
Accrued and deemed dividends on preferred stock               (31)    (175)
                                                          -------  -------
Loss attributed to common stockholders                     (1,115)    (985)
                                                          =======  =======
Loss per common share - basic and diluted                   (0.00)   (0.00)
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Weighted average common shares outstanding
  Basic                                                   291,494  285,120
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  Diluted                                                 291,494  285,120
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