May 10, 2012

ClearOne Reports 2012 First Quarter Financial Results

SALT LAKE CITY, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO) today reported its financial results for the 2012 first quarter ended March 31, 2012.

For the 2012 first quarter, revenue was $10.2 million compared with $10.7 million for the first quarter of 2011.  Gross profit was $6.1 million, or 60% of revenue, compared with $6.3 million, or 59% of revenue, for the first quarter of 2011.  Operating expenses, excluding litigation proceeds, increased to $5.6 million from $5.1 million in the prior year first quarter.  Operating income declined to $711,000 from $1.2 million for the first quarter last year.  Net income declined to $453,000 or $0.05 per diluted share, from $812,000, or $0.09 per diluted share, for the 2011 first quarter.  Non-GAAP net income decreased to $626,000, or $0.07 per diluted share, from $1.1 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2011.  Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA decreased to $1.2 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, from $1.9 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2011.  The results for the first quarter of 2012 included the operations of VCON, a video conferencing solutions company acquired in February 2012.  The reconciliation between GAAP and Non-GAAP measures is available in the tables attached to this release.

At March 31, 2012, the company had cash and cash equivalents of $10.6 million, and no debt after paying for the acquisition of VCON.

"The revenue for the 2012 first quarter fell short of last year's record-setting numbers primarily due to a decline in sales in EMEA and softer sales for the Americas," said Zee Hakimoglu, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of ClearOne. "Moving forward, the recent acquisitions we have made will provide us with complementary technologies allowing us to enter new growth markets."

Recent Highlights

  • In February, ClearOne completed the acquisition of VCON Video Conferencing opening new opportunities to grow enterprise sales through a new line of conferencing and collaboration products.
  • In March, the company expanded its room conferencing product line with the introduction of the INTERACT® AT-Skype.
  • Also in March, ClearOne launched its ANTHOLOGY™ media server and the SpeakerLinX SLX300 amplifier.
  • In April 2012, the company launched the MagicBox WebSuite digital signage software platform that allows users to control their entire signage network from any web browser at any location.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

ClearOne provides non-GAAP financial information in the form of Non-GAAP net income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and earnings per share to investors to supplement GAAP financial information.  ClearOne believes that excluding certain items from GAAP results allows ClearOne's management to better understand ClearOne's consolidated financial performance from period to period as management does not believe that the excluded items are reflective of underlying operating performance.  Non-GAAP net income, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and earnings per share excludes certain costs and expenses, the details of which are provided in the tables below containing the reconciliation between GAAP and Non-GAAP financial measures.  The exclusion of these items in the non-GAAP presentation should not be interpreted as implying that these items are non-recurring, infrequent, or unusual.  ClearOne believes non-GAAP financial measures will provide investors with useful information to help them evaluate ClearOne's operating results and projections.  This non-GAAP financial information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating income, net income or other financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.  There are limitations to the use of non-GAAP financial measures.  Other companies, including companies in ClearOne's industry, may calculate non-GAAP financial measures differently than ClearOne does, limiting the usefulness of those measures for comparative purposes.  A detailed reconciliation of Non-GAAP net income to GAAP net income is included with this news release.

About ClearOne

ClearOne is a global company that designs, develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, streaming and digital signage solutions for audio, video and data multimedia communication.  The performance and simplicity of its advanced comprehensive solutions enhance the quality of life.  ClearOne products are designed for business and residential use, offering unprecedented levels of functionality, reliability and scalability.  More information about the company can be found at www.clearone.com.

This release contains "forward-looking" statements that are based on present circumstances and on ClearOne's predictions with respect to events that have not occurred, that may not occur, or that may occur with different consequences and timing than those now assumed or anticipated.  Such forward-looking statements, including any statements of the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events or results described in the forward-looking statements.  Such forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this release and ClearOne assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.  Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

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CLEARONE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in thousands, except par value)





Unaudited

Audited


As of

Mar. 31, 2012

As of

Dec. 31, 2011

ASSETS



Current assets:



Cash and cash equivalents

$              10,577

$            16,683

Receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $68 and

     $149, respectively

7,100

8,457

Inventories

14,475

12,565

Deferred income taxes

3,025

2,987

Prepaid expenses and other assets

1,846

740

Total current assets

37,023

41,432




Long-term inventories, net

2,449

1,905

Property and equipment, net

2,210

2,338

Intangibles, net

6,063

2,690

Goodwill

1,939

1,153

Other assets

67

41

Total assets

$              49,751

$            49,559




LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY



Current liabilities:



Accounts payable

1,830

2,814

Accrued liabilities

2,753

2,534

Deferred product revenue

3,822

3,404

Total current liabilities

8,405

8,752




Deferred income taxes

129

101

Deferred rent

486

494

Other long-term liabilities

563

548

Total liabilities

9,583

9,895




Shareholders' equity:



Common stock, par value $0.001, 50,000,000 shares authorized,

    9,098,152 shares issued and outstanding

9

9

Additional paid-in capital

40,124

40,073

Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)

35

(418)

Total shareholders' equity

40,168

39,664

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$              49,751

$            49,559







CLEARONE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Dollars in thousands, except per share value)





Quarter ended March 31,


2012

2011

Revenue

$           10,154

$       10,701

Cost of goods sold

4,046

4,399

Gross profit

6,108

6,302




Operating expenses:



Sales and marketing

2,134

1,983

Research and product development

2,008

1,637

General and administrative

1,505

1,472

Proceeds from litigation

(250)

-

Total operating expenses

5,397

5,092




Operating income

711

1,210




Other income, net

16

11




Income before income taxes

727

1,221




Provision for income taxes

274

409




Net income

$                453

$             812




Basic earnings per common share

$               0.05

$            0.09

Diluted earnings per common share

$               0.05

$            0.09




Basic weighted average shares outstanding

9,098,152

8,931,504

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

9,246,310

9,122,671



CLEARONE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME

(Dollars in thousands, except per share value)










Quarter ended March 31, 2012


Quarter ended March 31, 2011


GAAP

Adjustments

Non-GAAP


GAAP

Adjustments

Non-GAAP

Revenue

$       10,154

$                 -

$       10,154


$      10,701

$                 -

$       10,701

Cost of goods sold

4,046

(1)

4,045


4,399

-

4,399

Gross profit

6,108

1

6,109


6,302

-

6,302









Operating expenses:








Sales and marketing

2,134

(13)

2,121


1,983

(4)

1,979

Research and product development

2,008

(7)

2,001


1,637

(4)

1,633

General and administrative

1,505

(471)

1,034


1,472

(463)

1,009

Proceeds from litigation

(250)

250

-


-

-

-

Total operating expenses

5,397

(241)

5,156


5,092

(471)

4,621









Operating income

711

242

953


1,210

471

1,681

Other income, net

16

-

16


11

-

11









Income before income taxes

727

242

969


1,221

471

1,692

Provision for income taxes

274

69

343


409

152

561

Net income

$            453

$            173

$            626


$           812

$            319

$         1,131









Basic earnings per common share

$           0.05


$           0.07


$          0.09


$           0.13

Diluted earnings per common share

$           0.05


$           0.07


$          0.09


$           0.12









Basic weighted average shares outstanding

9,098,152


9,098,152


8,931,504


8,931,504

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

9,246,310


9,246,310


9,122,671


9,122,671

















The adjustments consist of the following:








Share-based compensation


$              51




$               39


Amortization of purchased intangibles


127




88


Legal expenses for litigation relating to indemnification of
former officers, intellectual property claims and our claim for
damages


127




344


Proceeds from litigation


(250)




-


Acquisition related expenses


187




-




242




471


Provision for income taxes affected by the above adjustments


69




152


Total adjustments


$            173




$             319




CLEARONE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

(Dollars in thousands, except per share value)


RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP ADJUSTED EBITDA








Quarter ended March 31,




2012

2011


GAAP Net Income


$              453

$             812


Adjustments:





Provision for (benefit from) for income taxes


274

409


Depreciation and Amortization


337

295


Non-GAAP EBITDA


1,064

1,516


Share-based compensation


51

39


Legal expenses for litigation relating to indemnification of





former officers, intellectual property claims and our claim





for damages


127

344


Proceeds from litigation


(250)

-


Acquisition related expenses


187

-


Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA


$          1,179

$          1,899







Basic weighted average shares outstanding


9,098,152

8,931,504


Diluted weighted average shares outstanding


9,246,310

9,122,671







Basic Adjusted EBITDA per common share


$             0.13

$            0.21


Diluted Adjusted EBITDA per common share


$             0.13

$            0.21


Contact:
Jeff LeFevre
Investor Relations
801-303-3438
jeff.lefevre@clearone.com

 

SOURCE ClearOne


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