Mitel Networks Corporation

Mitel Networks Corporation

September 24, 2009 17:43 ET

Mitel Reports Year-End Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2009

Company posts 6.2 percent revenue growth, demonstrates strong operating performance

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2009) - Mitel®, the trusted provider of unified communications solutions in conjunction with its Annual General Meeting, today announced year-end financial results for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2009 (all figures in U.S. dollars).

Mitel reported revenue in fiscal year 2009 of $735.1 million, an increase of 6.2 percent over the previous fiscal year. This was primarily due to growth in the U.S. market. Operating spending as a percentage of revenue declined by 3.4 percent, driven by cost reduction measures taken midway through fiscal year 2009. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA(i)) was $85.3 million which represented an increase of $21 million or 33 percent over the previous fiscal year.

"In fiscal 2009, Mitel made proactive business decisions to ensure that the company remained strong in light of current and forecasted economic conditions," says Don Smith, CEO, Mitel. "Our market share growth and industry position is a testament to the strength and commitment of our team."

In fiscal 2009, Mitel incurred a net loss of $193.7 million. This net loss included a non-cash goodwill write-down of $284.9 million. In accordance with GAAP, goodwill is tested for impairment annually. This non-cash goodwill impairment charge does not affect the company's liquidity, cash flows, or future operations. A $23 million charge for integration and restructuring activities also contributed to the net loss.

"Within a challenging economy Mitel continues to demonstrate its strength in the market with a solid five-year growth trend in both revenues and EBITDA(i)," says Steve Spooner, CFO, Mitel. "Mitel is well positioned for growth, and remains focused on delivering industry-leading solutions to meet the needs of our customers."

(Amounts in millions $US)

Year ended April 30,
2009 2008

Revenue $ 735.1 $ 692.0

Cost of Revenue $ 390.6 $ 367.9

Gross Margin $ 344.5 $ 324.1
Gross Margin % 46.9% 46.8%

Operating Expenses:
Selling, General and Administrative 248.5 246.6
Research & Development 60.1 62.6
Special Charges and Merger Related Costs 23.3 16.0
Impairment of Goodwill 284.9 -
Loss on Sale of Manufacturing Operations - 1.0
In-process Research and Development - 5.0

Operating Loss $ (272.3) $ (7.1)
as a % of revenue -37.0% -1.0%

Interest Expense 40.1 34.7
FVA on Derivative Instruments (100.2) (61.9)
Debt and Warrant Retirement Costs - 20.8
Other Expense (Income) 0.8 (1.6)
Tax Recovery (19.3) (12.3)

Net Income (Loss) $ (193.7) $ 13.2
as a % of revenue -26.4% 1.9%

EBITDA(i) $ 85.3 $ 64.2
as a % of revenue 11.6% 9.3%

(i)Reconciliation of EBITDA (Non-GAAP Measure)
Operating Loss $ (272.3) $ (7.1)
Add: Impairment of Goodwill 284.9 -
Add: Amortization and Depreciation 38.0 32.6
Add: Special Charges and Merger Related Costs 23.3 16.0
Add: In-process Research and Development - 5.0
Add: Other Items 11.4 17.7
EBITDA $ 85.3 $ 64.2

About Mitel

Mitel delivers flexibility and simplicity in smart unified communications solutions and applications for organizations of all sizes. Combined with a full range of managed services that include voice and data network design and traffic provisioning, custom application development, and attractive financing options, Mitel is reinventing how successful organizations gain competitive advantage by easily collaborating and communicating over distance and time with customers, colleagues and partners. Mitel's ( U.S. headquarters are in Phoenix, Arizona. Global headquarters are in Ottawa, Canada, with offices, partners, and resellers worldwide.

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