Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012.
Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $28.3 million compared to $29.2 million for the third quarter of 2012 and $33.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. Net profit for the fourth quarter of 2012, calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), was $0.7 million or $0.02 per share compared with a net loss of $4.2 million or $0.14 per share for the third quarter of 2012 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 profit of $0.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to an adjusted EBITDA loss of $3.2 million for the third quarter of 2012 and an adjusted EBITDA profit of $0.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2011.
"We’re very pleased that we met our primary financial goal for 2012 of achieving positive quarterly adjusted EBITDA and at the same time generated positive quarterly GAAP net income," stated Mory Ejabat, Zhone's chief executive officer. "For 2013, our primary financial goal will be maintaining that profitability through revenue growth in the second half of the year based on the continued success of our industry leading MXK and the generation of new revenue from our recently launched FiberLAN Optical LAN Solution."
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments at December 31, 2012 was $11.1 million compared to $18.2 million at December 31, 2011.Zhone will conduct a conference call and audio webcast today, January 23, 2013, at approximately 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET to review its fourth 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 44964913. 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 88555818. 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.