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Vicon Reports Second Quarter Results

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Vicon Industries, Inc. (VII: NYSE-AMEX), a designer and producer of video security and surveillance systems, today reported operating results for the second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2012. The announcement was made by Chairman and CEO Ken Darby, who said increasing North American sales and lower operating costs produced much improved results.

Net sales for the second fiscal quarter were $12.5 million, an increase of 3% compared with $12.1 million in the second quarter of the prior fiscal year. A net loss was incurred of $279,000 ($.06 per share), compared with a net loss of $713,000 ($.16 per share) in the prior year quarter.

For the six months, net sales were $24.8 million, an increase of 4% compared with $23.8 million in the first six months of the prior fiscal year. The net loss totaled $562,000 ($.13 per share), compared with a net loss of $1,167,000 ($.26 per share) in the prior year six-month period.

Commenting on the second quarter results, Mr. Darby said U.S. sales grew 5% to $7.4 million while foreign sales were up slightly at $5.1 million. For the six months U.S. sales increased $1.2 million, or 8%, to $15.5 million while foreign sales declined 2% to $9.3 million. “North American business has shown steady improvement, while our Europe and Middle East (EMEA) business has struggled to gain traction since the financial crisis. Notwithstanding the EMEA softness, new orders for the March 2012 quarter were $13.5 million, up 12% from the year ago period and the highest since the December 2009 quarter. That’s a positive indicator going into our third quarter”, said Mr. Darby.

Gross margins in the second quarter were 40%, compared with 39% in the prior year quarter. Operating costs in the second quarter declined to $5.2 million compared with $5.8 million principally as a result of cost reductions and no patent litigation expense. For the six month period, Vicon incurred little cash burn as non-cash charges of depreciation, amortization and stock option expense totaled $453,000. The Company’s financial position remains solid with $22 million in tangible net worth ($4.91 per share), $19.1 million in working capital and no interest bearing debt, noted Mr. Darby.

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