SOURCE: Franklin Wireless Corporation

Franklin Wireless Corporation

May 13, 2011 16:10 ET

Franklin Wireless Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial Results

Net Income Increases 13%; Gross Profit Margin Rises to 29%

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - May 13, 2011) - Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTCBB: FKWL), the market leader in dual-mode WiMAX and CDMA modems for 3G and 4G wireless broadband data communications, today announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2011 ended March 31, 2011.

The Company reported net sales of $9.4 million for the quarter, compared with $31.6 million in net sales for the corresponding period of 2010. Gross margin improved to 29.7% from 13.5%, and despite the decrease in revenue, net income rose to $1.5 million for the three month period ending March 31, 2011, compared with $1.3 million for the same period in 2010, which represents a 13% increase year-over-year. The improved gross margin and net income were driven primarily by an increase in the proportion of FTI supplied products (vs. third party suppliers), which consisted of the Company's U600 and U210 USB modems. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, net income more than doubled to $4.7 million from $2.3 million for the same period last fiscal year.

"During this past quarter, our Company continued to deliver solid bottom line financial results," said OC Kim, president of Franklin Wireless. "In spite of lower revenues for the quarter, we were able to grow net income by 13% year-over-year, which is a significant achievement for our team."

The Company noted that the results reflected the payment received from C-Motech for amounts owed to the Company of approximately $1.9 million, of which approximately $1.6 million was booked to other income.

Diluted earnings per share improved to $0.13 for the quarter compared to $0.10 for same period last year. The earnings per share increase was due to higher net income as well as the lower share count resulting from the recent repurchase of approximately 1.8 million shares from C-Motech as well as the previously announced cancellation of 250,000 shares that took place during the three month period ending March 31, 2011.

The Company's 10-Q filing for the three month period ending March 31, 2011 is on file with the SEC (


                                                        March 31, June 30,
                                                          2011      2010
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  Cash and cash equivalents                             $ 13,438  $ 16,108
  Accounts receivable                                      6,869     3,119
  Inventories                                                 71       198
  Intangible assets, net                                   2,323     2,859
  Deferred tax assets, net                                 1,672     1,672
  Property and equipment, net                                440       985
  Advance payment to vendor                                   67       458
  Other assets                                               535       496
                                                        --------  --------
TOTAL ASSETS                                            $ 25,415  $ 25,895
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  Trade accounts payable                                $  4,100  $  6,418
  Accrued liabilities                                        263       732
  Other liabilities                                        1,832     3,076
                                                        --------  --------
TOTAL LIABILITIES                                          6,195    10,226
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Stockholders' equity
  Common stock                                                14        14
  Additional paid-in capital                               6,199     5,556
  Retained earnings                                       13,662     8,982
  Treasury stock                                          (1,873)        -
  Non-controlling interest                                 1,201     1,130
  Other                                                       17       (13)
                                                        --------  --------
Total stockholders' equity                                19,220    15,669
                                                        --------  --------

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY              $ 25,415  $ 25,895
                                                        ========  ========


                                                        THREE MONTHS ENDED
                                                             March 31
                                                          2011      2010
                                                        --------  --------

  Net sales                                             $  9,440  $ 31,628

  Cost of goods sold                                       6,637    27,364

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  Gross profit                                             2,803     4,264
                                                        --------  --------

  Operating Expenses
    Selling, general and administrative                    2,087     2,049
                                                        --------  --------
  Total Operating Expenses                                 2,087     2,049

                                                        --------  --------
  Income from operations                                     716     2,215
                                                        ========  ========

  Other income, net
    Interest income                                           12        33
    Other income, net                                      1,685        20
                                                        --------  --------
  Total other income, net                                  1,697        53
                                                        --------  --------

  Income before taxes                                      2,413     2,268

  Income tax provision                                     1,000       991

  Non-controlling interests in net loss of subsidiary        110        75

                                                        --------  --------
  Net Income                                            $  1,523  $  1,352
                                                        ========  ========

  Basic earnings per share                              $   0.13  $   0.10
  Diluted earnings per share                            $   0.13  $   0.10

  Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic      11,891    13,548
  Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted    12,071    13,640

About Franklin Wireless

Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTCBB: FKWL) is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of high speed wireless data products including third generation ("3G") and fourth generation ("4G") modems, routers and modules. Our current products are focused on widely deployed cellular technologies including CDMA EVDO Rev A, HSPA, WiMAX and LTE. We were the world's first supplier of both CDMA EVDO Rev A and dual-mode (CDMA EVDO Rev A/WiMAX) Universal Serial Bus (USB) modems. Franklin's other products include Wi-Fi "hotspot" routers (which operate over WiMAX or CDMA networks) and wireless modules that are generally sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Our Company's primary customers are wireless carriers who seek innovative, reliable and cost effective technology solutions for their subscribers. Our customer base extends from the United States to South America and the Caribbean.

Franklin Wireless is headquartered in San Diego, California and has a majority ownership position in Franklin Technology Inc (FTI), a research and development facility located in Seoul, South Korea. FTI provides design, development and manufacturing services to Franklin for its wireless data products. For additional information, please visit

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