SOURCE: Proxim Wireless

Proxim Wireless

August 18, 2009 16:00 ET

Proxim Wireless Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

Recent $7.5 Million Equity Investment Strengthens Financial Condition

SILICON VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2009) - Proxim Wireless Corporation (OTCQX: PRXM) (PINKSHEETS: PRXM), a leading provider of end-to-end broadband wireless systems that deliver the quadruple play, today released financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009.

Financial Highlights

On a GAAP basis, revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2009 were $7.2 million, a decrease of approximately 8.6% from revenue of $7.9 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2009, and a decrease of approximately 52% from revenue of $15.1 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2008. These decreases were primarily attributable to the continuing impact of the worldwide economic slowdown on broadband wireless sales. During the second quarter, sales in the Americas and APAC regions increased, but sales in the EMEA region decreased.

In the second quarter ended June 30, 2009, gross margins were 50%, compared to 55% for the quarter ended March 31, 2009, and 48% for the quarter ended June 30, 2008.

On a GAAP basis, the net loss for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009 was $0.7 million or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $0.2 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2009, and a net loss of $1.4 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2008.

The net income was $0.2 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, on a non-GAAP basis for the quarter ended June 30, 2009, which excludes depreciation of fixed assets, amortization of intangible assets, and stock based compensation, compared to a non-GAAP net income of $0.6 million or $0.02 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2009, and a non-GAAP net loss of $0.1 million or $0.01 per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2008.

The financial results above reflect discontinued operations accounting treatment for a portion of Proxim's consolidated operations. The discontinued operations consisted of the Harmonix Division discontinued during the second quarter of 2008.

"We are encouraged that our financial results reflect the strengthening of the global economy in certain areas," said Pankaj Manglik, President and CEO of Proxim Wireless. "In July we introduced the 8100 series of PtP and PtMP products, which is the most significant product line Proxim has introduced in over a decade. These new products squarely target some of the largest opportunities in the telecommunications market today, and position us to strongly capitalize as the global economy continues to recover. The recent equity investment we announced will provide us the resources to continue our investment in cutting-edge WiMAX and 4G products to meet the increasing broadband deals of an ever more connected world."

Highlights of Recent Press Announcements Include:

--  Proxim received an equity investment of $7.5 million, with $5.0
    million coming from SRA and the rest coming from existing investors
    (through a combination of new investment and cancellation of debt).
--  Proxim's GigaLink point-to-point (PtP) radios were deployed to
    backhaul municipal buildings in the city of Bee Cave, Texas, saving the
    city $7,800 a month in leased line costs.
--  Proxim's Tsunami™ MP.11 license-free WiMAX equipment was used to
    provide the point-to-multipoint (PtMP) connectivity for the Washington
    State Ferry (WSF) system's entire fleet of vessels, enabling Wi-Fi
    connectivity to more than 25,000 ferry passengers each day.
--  KPN Hotspots B.V., Holland's largest provider of Wi-Fi® hotspots,
    expanded its partnership with Proxim as the provider of its Wi-Fi
    networking equipment by ordering an additional 600 ORiNOCO access points --
    bringing its total to more than 2,600 access points to date.
--  Proxim announced the ORiNOCO® 802.11a/b/g/n USB client adapter,
    which enables best-in-class real-world throughput exceeding 150 Mbps for
    laptops and desktops when used with Proxim's ORiNOCO AP-8000 and AP-800
    access points for the industry's highest performance 802.11a/b/g/n WLANs.
--  Proxim announced that it will be extending its award-winning
    Tsunami™ point-to-multipoint line of broadband wireless products to
    cover the 5.1-6.4 GHz frequency bands, providing an ideal solution for the
    Russian market.
--  Pemel Security AB, one of the fastest growing camera surveillance
    businesses in Sweden, selected Proxim Wireless as its wireless networking
    partner.
    

About Proxim Wireless

Proxim Wireless Corporation (OTCQX: PRXM) is a leading provider of end-to-end broadband wireless systems that deliver the quadruple play of voice, video, data and mobility to all organizations today. Our systems enable a variety of wireless applications including security and surveillance, VOIP, last mile access, enterprise LAN connectivity, and Point-to-Point backhaul. We have shipped more than 1.8 million wireless devices to more than 235,000 customers in over 65 countries worldwide. Proxim is ISO-9001 certified. Information about Proxim can be found at www.proxim.com. For investor relations information, email ir@proxim.com or call +1-413-584-1425.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

To supplement Proxim Wireless' condensed consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, Proxim uses certain measures of financial performance that are non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. These non-GAAP measures may include gross margin, net income(loss), and net income(loss) per share data that are adjusted from results based on GAAP to exclude certain expenses, gains, and losses, and to enhance investors' overall understanding of Proxim's current financial performance and Proxim's prospects for the future. Specifically Proxim believes the non-GAAP measures provide useful information to both management and investors by excluding certain expenses that may not be indicative of its core operating results. These measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. These non-GAAP measures included in this press release have been reconciled to the GAAP results in the attached tables.

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. Proxim Wireless' actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could contribute to such differences including those relating to and arising from the ongoing uncertainty in the telecommunications industry and larger economy; our ability to increase our sales in the Americas and elsewhere; our limited capital resources and recent history of significant losses; the intense competition in our industries and resulting impacts on our pricing, gross margins, and general financial performance; time and costs associated with developing and launching new products; uncertainty about market acceptance of products we introduce; potential long sales cycles for new products such that there may be extended periods of time before new products contribute positively to our financial results; decisions we may make to delay or discontinue efforts to develop and introduce certain new products; time, costs, political considerations, typical multitude of constituencies, and other factors involved in evaluating, equipping, installing, and operating municipal networks; difficulties or delays in developing and supplying new products with the contemplated or desired features, performance, compliances, certifications, cost, price, and other characteristics and at the times and in the quantities contemplated or desired; commitments we may make to our suppliers relating to orders that may end up getting cancelled; the difficulties in predicting Proxim's future financial performance; and the impacts and effects of any other strategic transactions Proxim may evaluate or consummate, including any outcome of the current exploration of strategic options. Further information on these and other factors that could affect Proxim's actual results is contained in the filings made by Proxim with the Securities and Exchange Commission (available at www.sec.gov), including without limitation in the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by Proxim on March 31, 2009, and will be included in postings made by Proxim from time to time with the OTCQX (www.otcqx.com) and in its other public statements, which may be available on Proxim's website (www.proxim.com).

                      PROXIM  WIRELESS  CORPORATION
                      CONSOLIDATED  BALANCE  SHEETS
                  (In  thousands,  except  share  data)

                                                    June 30,   December 31,
                                                      2009         2008
                                                  -----------  -----------
                                                  (unaudited)
Assets
Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents                       $     2,551  $     5,092
  Accounts receivable, net of allowance for
   doubtful accounts, returns and discounts of
   $1,326  for June 30, 2009 and $2,132 for
   December 31, 2008 respectively                       4,424        4,084
  Inventory                                             4,369        3,947
  Prepaid expenses                                      1,161        1,613
                                                  -----------  -----------
    Total current assets                               12,505       14,736
Property and equipment, net                             2,856        2,658
Other Assets:
Restricted cash                                            77           77
Intangible assets, net                                  5,545        6,479
Deposits and prepaid expenses                             331          387
    Total other assets                                  5,953        6,943
                                                  -----------  -----------
  Total assets                                    $    21,314  $    24,337
                                                  ===========  ===========
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses           $     5,451  $     8,100
  Line of credit payable                                2,376        1,500
  Deferred revenue                                      1,679        1,649
  License agreement payable - current maturities          370        1,023
                                                  -----------  -----------
    Total current liabilities                           9,876       12,272
Deferred revenue, net of current                          471          474
Notes payable, net of discount                          2,691        2,616
Other long term liabilities                               220          305
                                                  ===========  ===========
    Total liabilities                                  13,258       15,667
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' Equity
  Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; authorized
   4,500,000, none issued at June 30, 2009 and
   December 31, 2008                                        -            -
  Common stock, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000
   shares authorized, 23,519,069 issued and
   outstanding at June 30, 2009 and December 31,
   2008                                                   235          235
  Additional paid-in capital                           65,061       64,829
  Accumulated deficit                                 (57,240)     (56,394)
                                                  ===========  ===========
    Total stockholders' equity                          8,056        8,670
                                                  ===========  ===========
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity    $    21,314  $    24,337
                                                  ===========  ===========



                       PROXIM WIRELESS CORPORATION
                  CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                  (In thousands, except per share data)
                                (Unaudited)

                                 Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended Jun
                                      Jun 30,                 30,
                                  2009       2008       2009       2008
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Revenues                        $   7,213  $  15,088  $  15,104  $  25,331
Cost of goods sold                  3,574      7,831      7,118     13,752
  Gross profit                      3,639      7,257      7,986     11,579
Operating expenses:
  Selling costs                     2,459      5,137      4,665     10,164
  General and administrative        1,002      3,051      2,441      6,424
  Research and development            539      1,082      1,148      2,126
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
   Total operating expenses         4,000      9,270      8,254     18,714
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Operating loss                       (361)    (2,013)      (268)    (7,135)
Other income (expenses):
  Interest income                       1          7          4         20
  Interest expense                   (217)       (75)      (424)      (114)
  Other income (expense)              (56)       (63)       (78)      (118)
  Gain (loss) on sale of assets         -        808         (8)       724
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
    Total other income
     (expenses)                      (272)       677       (506)       512
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Loss from continuing operations
 before income tax                   (633)    (1,336)      (774)    (6,623)
  Benefit (Provision) for income
   taxes                              (17)       (41)       (72)      (113)
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Loss from continuing operations $    (650) $  (1,377) $    (846) $  (6,736)
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Income (Loss) from discontinued
 operations, net of income
 taxes                          $       -  $      13  $       -  $     100
Net income (loss)               $    (650) $  (1,364) $    (846) $  (6,636)
                                =========  =========  =========  =========

Weighted average number of
 shares-basic and diluted used
 in computing net earnings
 (loss) per share                  23,519     23,519     23,519     23,519

Basic and diluted net earnings
 (loss) per share:
    Continuing operations       $   (0.03) $   (0.06) $   (0.04) $   (0.29)
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
  Discontinued Operations       $       -  $       -  $       -  $    0.01
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
      Total                     $   (0.03) $   (0.06) $   (0.04) $   (0.28)
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------




           RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL RESULTS

                     Three Months Ended            Three Months Ended
                          30-Jun-09                     31-Mar-09
                ----------------------------  ----------------------------
                  GAAP  Adjustments Non-GAAP    GAAP  Adjustments Non-GAAP
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
Revenues        $  7,213            $  7,213  $  7,891            $  7,891
Cost of goods      3,574  (114)(a)     3,355     3,544  (120)(a)     3,327
 sold                     (105)(c)                       (97)(c)
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
 Gross profit      3,639       219     3,858     4,347       217     4,564
Operating
 expenses:
 Selling costs     2,459   (20)(a)     2,445     2,206   (21)(a)     2,212
                              6(c)                         27(c)

 General and       1,002   (33)(a)       457     1,439   (36)(a)       932
  administrative          (454)(b)                      (480)(b)
                           (58)(c)                          9(c)

 Research and              (24)(a)                       (28)(a)
  development        539   (10)(c)       505       609    (4)(c)       577
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   Total
    operating
    expenses       4,000      (593)    3,407     4,254      (533)    3,721
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
Operating
 profit (loss)      (361)      812       451        93       750       843
Other income
 (expenses):
 Interest income       1                   1         3                   3
 Interest expense   (217)               (217)     (207)               (207)
 Other income
  (expense)          (56)                (56)      (22)                (22)
 Gain (loss) on
  sale of
  assets               0                   0        (8)                 (8)
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   Total other
    income
    (expenses)      (272)               (272)     (234)               (234)
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
Loss before
 income taxes       (633)      812       179      (141)      750       609
 Benefit
  (provision)
  for income
  taxes              (17)                (17)      (55)                (55)
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
 Loss from
  continuing
  operations    $   (650) $    812  $    162  $   (196) $    750  $    554
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
Discontinued
 Operations
 Income (Loss)
 from operations
 of discontiued
 componet - net
 of income tax         -         -         -         -                   -
 Gain (loss) on
  sale of
  discontinued
  componet-net
  of income tax        -         -         -         -                   -
Income (Loss)
 from discontinued
 operations,
 net of income
 taxes          $      -  $      -  $      -  $      -            $      -
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------

Net income
 (loss)         $   (650) $    812  $    162  $   (196) $    750  $    554
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
 Weighted average
  number of
  shares - basic
  and diluted
  used in
  computing net
  earnings (loss)
  per share       23,519              23,519    23,519              23,519
Basic and
 diluted net
 earnings
 (loss) per
 share:
 Continuing
  operations    $  (0.03)           $   0.01  $  (0.01)           $   0.02
                ========  ========  ========  ========  ========  ========
 Discontinued
  operations           -                   -         -                   -
                ========  ========  ========  ========  ========  ========
   Total        $  (0.03)           $   0.01  $  (0.01)           $   0.02
                ========  ========  ========  ========  ========  ========


                     Three Months Ended
                          30-Jun-08
                ----------------------------
                  GAAP  Adjustments Non-GAAP
                --------  --------  --------
Revenues        $ 15,088            $ 15,088
Cost of goods      7,831  (143)(a)     7,554
 sold                     (134)(c)
                --------  --------  --------
 Gross profit      7,257       277     7,534
Operating
 expenses:
 Selling costs     5,137    (9)(a)     5,040
                           (88)(c)

 General and       3,051   (87)(a)     2,372
  administrative          (490)(b)
                          (102)(c)

 Research and      1,082  (117)(a)       927
  development              (38)(c)
                --------  --------  --------
   Total
    operating
    expenses       9,270      (931)    8,339
                --------  --------  --------
Operating
 profit (loss)    (2,013)    1,208      (805)
Other income
 (expenses):
 Interest income       7                   7
 Interest expense    (75)                (75)
 Other income
  (expense)          (63)                (63)
 Gain (loss) on
  sale of assets     808                 808
                --------  --------  --------
   Total other
    income
    (expenses)       677                 677
                --------  --------  --------
Loss before
 income taxes     (1,336)    1,208      (128)
 Benefit
  (provision)
  for income
  taxes              (41)                (41)
                --------  --------  --------
 Loss from
  continuing
  operations    $ (1,377) $  1,208  $   (169)
                --------  --------  --------
Discontinued
 Operations
 Income (Loss)
  from operations
  of discontiued
  componet - net
  of income tax       13     38(b)        51
 Gain (loss) on
  sale of
  discontinued
  componet-net
  of income tax                  -         -
Income (Loss)
 from discontinued
 operations,
 net of income
 taxes          $     13     38(b)  $     51
                --------  --------  --------

Net income
 (loss)         $ (1,364) $  1,246  $   (118)
                --------  --------  --------
 Weighted average
  number of
  shares - basic
  and diluted
  used in
  computing net
  earnings (loss)
  per share       23,519              23,519
Basic and
 diluted net
 earnings
 (loss) per
 share:
 Continuing
  operations    $  (0.06)           $  (0.01)
                ========  ========  ========
 Discontinued
  operations           -                   -
                ========  ========  ========
   Total        $  (0.06)           $  (0.01)
                ========  ========  ========


(a) The effect of depreciation of fixed assets
(b) The effect of amortization of intangible assets
(c) The effect of stock based compensation. The company adopted the
    provisions of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123R,
    "Share-Based Payment" on January 1, 2006 using the
    modified-prospective transition method.

Contact Information

  • For Further Information Contact:
    Dave Renauld
    Vice President, Corporate Affairs
    Proxim Wireless
    (413) 584-1425
    ir@proxim.com