Cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2010 were $10.8 million, up from $6.2 million at September 30, 2010, reflecting funds received from Identive's private placement of shares in November 2010, offset by cash associated with the acquisition of Smartag in Q4 and funding of working capital.

Q4 2010 Results

Revenue in Q4 2010 was $27.8 million, up 134% from $11.9 million in Q4 2009 and up 36% from restated revenue of $20.5 million in the third quarter (Q3) of 2010. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to the inclusion of revenue from the acquired businesses, while organic growth accounted for 39% of the increase, as the Company's SCM, Multicard and Hirsch businesses benefited from demand for ID security solutions for U.S. and German government applications.

On a GAAP basis, Identive recorded net loss of $(0.8) million, or $(0.02) per share in Q4 2010. This compares to net loss of $(8.4) million, or $(0.34) per share in Q4 2009 and net loss of $(2.0) million, or $(0.05) per share in Q3 2010 (as restated). Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA was $2.9 million in Q4 2010, compared with $(3.7) million in Q4 2009 and $(16) thousand in Q3 2010.

GAAP gross profit margin was 43% in Q4 2010, compared with 40% in Q4 2009 and 44% in Q3, 2010 (as restated). Non-GAAP gross profit margin (excluding amortization and overhead allocations) was 46% in Q4 2010, compared with 46% in Q4 2009 and 48% in Q3 2010 (as restated).

GAAP operating expenses were $12.3 million in Q4 2010, including $2.3 million of primarily non-cash costs. This compares with operating expenses of $11.6 million in Q4 2009, which included $2.5 million of primarily non-cash and acquisition-related costs; and $11.2 million in Q3 2010 (as restated), which included $1.4 million of primarily non-cash costs. GAAP operating loss fell to $(0.5) million in Q4 2010, compared with operating loss of $(6.9) million in Q4 2009 and operating loss of $(2.3) million in Q3 2010 (as restated).

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