- Reports record results for second half of 2011-
- Achieves annual net income of $1.1 million and EPS of $0.05 –
- Posts Q4 net income of $1.0 million and EPS of $0.04 -
- Records Q4 revenue of $16.9 million, bringing annual revenue to $54.1 million -
- Grows revenue year over year by 19% -
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Axesstel (OTCQB:AXST), a leading provider of fixed wireless voice and broadband data products to the worldwide telecommunications market, reported results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011.
Axesstel reported revenues for the fourth quarter of 2011 of $16.9 million. Net income for the period was $1.0 million, or $0.04 per diluted share. For the year ended December 31, 2011, the company reported revenue of $54.1 million and net income of $1.1 million, or $0.05 per share.
Clark Hickock, CEO of Axesstel, stated, "Axesstel's return to profitability in 2011 is the culmination of our two year program to re-design our products to be more price competitive, increase sales in markets that support better margins, and aggressively reduce operating costs. These initiatives began producing results in the second half of 2011 and drove record profitability for any six month period in our company history. We are very pleased to have achieved our stated goal of profitability with revenues of $50 million to $60 million annually with gross margins in the low- to mid-twenty percent range."
"Our strong fourth quarter results were driven by $6.4 million in revenues from sales of our wire-line replacement terminal to Sprint in North America. The Europe and MEA regions were also solid contributors with revenues of $6.3 million and $3.0 million for the quarter, respectively."
"In 2012, our primary goal is to achieve consistent quarterly profitability and year-over-year revenue growth. We expect our quarterly revenue performance to vary as a result of our customer concentration and the timing of large customer orders. We are focused on servicing our Tier 1 operators worldwide through close customer support and market leading products. We are currently working on the next generation of fixed wireless voice terminals for Sprint. As announced in the fourth quarter, we continue to demonstrate leadership in developing products for CDMA 1xEV-DO 450MHz with the launch of our 4G MV600 Series Wi-Fi Gateway and initial sales to a Tier 1 operator in Scandinavia," Hickock concluded.
Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2011 were $16.9 million, compared to $9.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Gross margin was $4.3 million, or 26 percent of revenue, for the fourth quarter compared to gross margin of $1.2 million, or 13 percent of revenue, in the same period last year. Fourth quarter 2011 operating expenses decreased to $2.9 million from $3.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Net income for the quarter was $1.0 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, compared to a fourth quarter 2010 net loss of $2.4 million, or a loss of $0.10 per share.
For the year ended December 31, 2011, the company reported revenue of $54.1 million, compared to $45.4 million for 2010. Gross margin was $12.9 million for 2011 or 24 percent of revenue, compared to $7.5 million or 17 percent of revenue for 2010. Operating expenses were $10.3 million for 2011, down from $12.6 million for 2010. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2011, was $1.1 million, or $0.05 per share, compared to a net loss of $6.3 million, or a loss of $0.27 per share, in 2010.
As of December 31, 2011 cash and cash equivalents were $850,000, compared to $77,000 as of December 31, 2010. Working capital was a deficit of $11.8 million at December 31, 2011. The company continues to fund its operating requirements through cash flows from operations and working capital and other bank financings. Axesstel ended the year with $6.1 million in bank financings including $4.5 million under the company's account receivable financing facilities and $1.6 million under a term loan with a commercial bank in China. The company continues to evaluate options for additional financing.
About Axesstel, Inc.
Axesstel (OTCQB:AXST) is a leading provider of fixed wireless voice and broadband access solutions for the worldwide telecommunications market. Axesstel's best in class product portfolio includes fixed wireless phones, wire-line replacement terminals, and 3G and 4G broadband gateway devices used to access voice calling and high-speed data services. The company has supplied millions of fixed wireless phones, modems, and gateways to leading telecommunications operators and distributors in over 50 countries worldwide. Axesstel is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information on Axesstel, visit www.axesstel.com.
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Tables to follow
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|For the three months ended||For the years ended|
|December 31, 2011||December 31, 2010||December 31, 2011||December 31, 2010|
|Revenues||$ 16,888,962||$ 9,672,651||$ 54,127,742||$ 45,430,443|
|Cost of goods sold||12,551,339||8,423,434||41,201,806||37,923,470|
|Research and development||769,657||531,475||2,287,898||2,448,385|
|Selling, general and administrative||2,139,451||2,735,642||8,013,118||10,176,266|
|Total operating expenses||2,909,108||3,267,117||10,301,016||12,624,651|
|Operating income (loss)||1,428,515||(2,017,900)||2,624,920||(5,117,678)|
|Other income (expense)|
|Interest expense, net||(345,141)||(389,652)||(1,460,930)||(1,331,464)|
|Total other income (expense)||(345,141)||(389,764)||(1,460,930)||(1,181,709)|
|Income (loss) before income tax provision||1,083,374||(2,407,664)||1,163,990||(6,299,387)|
|Income tax provision||64,105||11,947||64,105||11,947|
|Net income (loss)||$ 1,019,269||$ (2,419,611)||$ 1,099,885||$ (6,311,334)|
|Earnings (loss) per share:|
|Basic||$ 0.04||$ (0.10)||$ 0.05||$ (0.27)|
|Diluted||$ 0.04||$ (0.10)||$ 0.05||$ (0.27)|
|Weighted average shares outstanding:|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|Current assets:||December 31, 2011||December 31, 2010|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 849,510||$ 77,099|
|Accounts receivable, net||8,900,508||7,716,953|
|Prepayments and other current assets||197,688||219,541|
|Total current assets||11,324,782||9,374,255|
|Property and equipment, net||61,578||119,531|
|Total other assets||110,952||256,523|
|Total assets||$ 11,497,312||$ 9,750,309|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT|
|Accounts payable||$ 12,466,142||$ 10,792,595|
|Other accrued expenses and current liabilities||2,027,482||1,703,516|
|Total current liabilities||23,128,514||22,514,385|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit||$ 11,497,312||$ 9,750,309|
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