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Zhone Technologies Reports First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Stocks in this article: ZHNE

Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZHNE), a global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012.

Revenue for the first quarter of 2012 was $27.1 million compared to $29.6 million for the first quarter of 2011 and $33.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. Net loss for the first quarter of 2012, calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), was $3.4 million or $0.11 per share compared with a net loss of $2.4 million or $0.08 per share for the first quarter of 2011 and a net loss of $4.6 million or $0.15 per share for the fourth quarter of 2011. Adjusted earnings before stock-based compensation, interest, taxes, depreciation, and impairment of long-lived assets (“adjusted EBITDA”) was an adjusted EBITDA loss of $3.1 million for the first quarter of 2012, compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of $1.8 million for the first quarter of 2011 and an adjusted EBITDA profit of $0.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2011.

"Although this quarter's revenue was seasonally weak, there are several reasons for enthusiasm as we focus our efforts on 2012," stated Mory Ejabat, Zhone's chief executive officer. "We experienced a strong increase in orders during March and as a result, we exited the first quarter with better than expected backlog driving optimism for 2012 and a much stronger second quarter."

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments at March 31, 2012 was $15.0 million compared to $18.2 million at December 31, 2011.

Zhone will conduct a conference call and audio webcast today, April 19, 2012, at approximately 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET to review its first quarter 2012 results. This call is open to the public by dialing +1 (866) 713-8564 for U.S. callers and +1 (617) 597-5312 for international callers and then entering passcode 36366758. The audio webcast will be simultaneously available on the Investor Relations section of Zhone's website at http://www.zhone.com/investors/.

A replay of the conference call will be available after the original call by dialing +1 (888) 286-8010 for U.S. callers and +1 (617) 801-6888 for international callers and then entering passcode 99674359. An audio webcast replay will also be available online at http://www.zhone.com/investors/ for approximately one week following the original call.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement Zhone’s consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, Zhone uses adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure Zhone believes is appropriate to enhance an overall understanding of Zhone’s past financial performance and prospects for the future. These adjustments to GAAP results are made with the intent of providing greater transparency to supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making. These non-GAAP results are among the primary indicators that management uses as a basis for making operating decisions because they provide meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company’s operational performance, including the Company’s ability to provide cash flows to invest in research and development, and to fund capital expenditures. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures facilitate management's internal comparisons to the Company's historical operating results and comparisons to competitors' operating results. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation between net loss calculated on a GAAP basis and adjusted EBITDA on a non-GAAP basis is provided in a table immediately following the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss.

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