Dialogic Inc. (NASDAQ:DLGC), a leading provider of communications technologies that power advanced networks, today announced first quarter financial results for the period ending March 31, 2011.

“We have now completed two quarters as a merged business and are very confident in how we have positioned our company for the future,” said Nick Jensen, Dialogic’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. ”Several large deals that had already been booked or got booked during the quarter were not recognized as revenue in Q1. We continue to see good acceptance in the market place for our technology platforms and we expect a significant increase in our second quarter revenue. We are also encouraged by the fact that our book to bill ratio exceeded one for a second consecutive quarter and our backlog reached record levels.”

Financial Results

As reflected below in the reconciliation of the Q1 2011 Statement of Operations to Adjusted EBITDA, on a non-GAAP basis, Dialogic achieved the following financial results for Q1 2011 as compared to the results of Q4 2010:
  • Revenue of $45.9 million, as compared to $57.4 million
  • Gross Margin of 63%, as compared to 63%
  • Operating Expenses of $35.0 million, as compared to $35.2 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $(6.1) million, as compared to $1.2 million

On a GAAP basis for Q1 2011 as compared to Q4 2010, results were: revenue of $44.9 million, as compared to $55.5 million; gross margins of 57%, as compared to 54%; operating expenses of $42.6 million, as compared to $49.8 million and net loss attributable to common shareholders of $21.3 million or $0.68 per share, as compared to $23.0 million or $0.74 per share.

“Two of the key drivers for the merger were expansion of market opportunities and reduction of operating cost for the combined company and we are seeing these drivers emerge”, said Jensen. “During the first quarter of 2011 we have been introduced to significant market opportunities where carriers required a supplier of our post-merger scale. With respect to operating costs, we anticipate achieving a normalized non-GAAP operating expense rate of $120 million on an annualized basis by the third quarter 2011.”

Recent Highlights

Thus far in 2011, Dialogic has launched a number of new products, demonstrated success in new market segments and entered into substantial new customer contracts including:
  • Dialogic continued to aggressively market its technology solutions to mobile carriers, particularly in the emerging markets. In Q1 we closed business with a significant number of mobile carriers in India, China, Brazil and Russia, extending our momentum and market share in these key regions.
  • Dialogic launched its Mobile Backhaul solution, Dialogic® I-Gate® 4000 Session Bandwidth Optimizer Mobile Backhaul (SBO MB), that provides significant bandwidth and operating cost saving for mobile carriers and the platform was trialed and endorsed by Telefonica.
  • Dialogic launched the Dialogic® BorderNet™ family of session border controllers that address both the carrier and enterprise SIP trunking market.
  • Dialogic won what it believes to be the largest video gateway contract ever awarded. This contract is with Aircel in India, through Nokia Siemens Networks. Aircel will be using the Dialogic ®Vision™ 1000 Video Gateway for its 3G video calling platform to offer advanced mobile services.
  • Epsilon, a global connectivity solutions provider, deployed the Dialogic® ControlSwitchTM System to replace Epsilon’s existing softswitch platform. Epsilon chose Dialogic because of its ability to provide native support for both TDM and IP traffic via the ControlSwitch System, as well as Dialogic’s strong leadership and expertise within the IP communications market. Using Dialogic’s softswitch solution, Epsilon’s carrier customers can seamlessly migrate from TDM to IP while reducing both CAPEX and OPEX.

Reaffirms Business Outlook for 2011

Today Dialogic reaffirmed its 2011 Business Outlook that was originally issued on February 28, 2011.
       
Item     Reaffirmed Business Outlook
Non-GAAP     Originally Issued 2/28/11
Revenue $220 - $230 Million
Adjusted Gross Margin 63% - 67%
Adjusted EBITDA Margin     Greater than 10%
 

“We made significant progress this quarter and we are encouraged that our vision is on-track and delivering early results” said Jensen. “Our solutions are being implemented in the core and edge of some of the largest mobile networks in the world. During the first quarter of 2011, we created four business units organized by market segment to enhance our ability to deliver solutions to those market segments more quickly and efficiently. We believe that our backlog is demonstrating that we are well positioned in key growth markets around the globe”.
       
DIALOGIC INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
 
 
   
March 31, 2011 December 31, 2010
 
ASSETS
 
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 20,382 $ 24,559
Restricted cash 1,607 650
Accounts receivable, net 50,262 57,931
Inventories 28,014 27,102
Prepaid expenses 6,581 5,703
Other current assets 3,058 7,695
Deferred tax assets     -  
 
Total current assets 109,904 123,640
 
Property and equipment, net 9,687 10,262
Intangible assets, net 43,451 46,904
Goodwill 31,223 31,614
Deferred debt issuance costs, net 3,047 3,307
Other assets   1,513     1,393  
 
Total assets $ 198,825   $ 217,120  
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
Current liabilities:
Bank indebtedness $ 12,981 $ 12,783
Accounts payable 18,931 23,552
Accrued liabilities 24,513 23,765
Deferred revenue 19,293 17,209
Income tax payable 2,226 2,010
Short-term debt, related parties 89,875 -
Interest payable on long-term debt   2,921     2,953  
Total current liabilities 170,740 82,272
 
Long-Term liabilities:
Long-term debt, related parties 4,134 93,811
Restructuring 3,049 -
Income taxes payable 2,460 2,416
Deferred revenue   2,654     2,423  
Total liabilities   183,037     180,922  
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Stockholders’ equity:
Common shares and additional paid-in capital 219,621 218,783
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (22,040 ) (22,071 )
Accumulated deficit   (181,793 )   (160,514 )
Total stockholders’ equity   15,788     36,198  
 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 198,825   $ 217,120  
 
         
DIALOGIC INC.
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data, unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31, December 31, March 31,
  2011     2010     2010  
 
Revenues:
Products $ 36,210 $ 47,398 $ 38,556
Services   8,654     8,053     2,900  
Total revenues   44,864     55,451     41,456  
 
Cost of Revenues:
Products 13,943 21,026 12,907
Services   5,350     4,746     2,279  
Total cost of revenues   19,293     25,772     15,186  
     
Gross profit   25,571     29,679     26,270  
 
Operating Expenses:
Research and development, net 14,790 15,411 10,064
Sales and marketing 14,879 18,083 11,275
General and administrative 8,970 10,356 5,675
Acquisition costs - 4,500 384
Restructuring charges   3,985     1,498     -  
Total operating expenses   42,624     49,848     27,398  
 
Loss from operations (17,053 ) (20,169 ) (1,128 )
Interest and other income (expense) (24 ) (63 ) 518
Interest expense, related party (3,568 ) (3,482 ) (4,096 )
Foreign exchange losses, net   (132 )   (204 )   (78 )
 
Loss before income taxes (20,777 ) (23,918 ) (4,784 )
Income taxes provision (benefit)   502     (911 )   129  
Net loss $ (21,279 ) $ (23,007 ) $ (4,913 )
 
Net loss per share - basic and diluted $ (0.68 ) $ (0.74 ) $ (0.64 )
 

Weighted-average shares outstanding used in computing net lossper share -- basic and diluted:
  31,219     31,113     7,653  
 
           
DIALOGIC INC.
 
Reconciliation of Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations Loss to Adjusted EBITDA results
(In thousands, except per share data, unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2011

Statement of

Operations
Adjustments

Adjusted

EBITDA
 
Revenues:
Products $ 36,210 $ 159 B $ 36,369
Services   8,654     871   B   9,525  
Total revenues   44,864     1,030     45,894  
 
Cost of Revenues:
Products 13,943 (2,300 ) A,B,C 11,643
Services   5,350     -     5,350  
Total cost of revenues   19,293     (2,300 )   16,993  
     
Gross profit   25,571     3,330     28,901  
 
Operating Expenses:
Research and development, net 14,790 (576 ) A,C 14,214
Sales and marketing 14,879 (1,862 ) A,B,C 13,017
General and administrative 8,970 (1,209 ) A,C 7,761
Acquisition costs - - -
Restructuring charges   3,985     (3,985 )   -  
Total operating expenses   42,624     (7,632 )   34,992  
 
Loss from operations (17,053 ) 10,962 (6,091 )
 
Interest and other income (expense) (24 ) 24 -
Interest expense, related party (3,568 ) 3,568 -
Foreign exchange gains (losses), net   (132 )   132     -  
 
Loss before income taxes (20,777 ) 14,686 (6,091 )
 
Income taxes provision (benefit)   502     (502 )   -  
Net loss $ (21,279 ) $ 15,188   $ (6,091 )
 
 

(A)

Stock-based compensation for the three months ended March 31, 2011 was as follows:
     
March 31,

2011
Cost of revenues $ 76
Research and development, net 143
Sales and marketing 164
General and administrative   369
$ 752
 
 

(B)

Impact of purchase accounting for the three months ended March 31, 2011 was as follows:
 
March 31,

2011
Revenues:
Products $ 159
Services   871
Total revenues $ 1,030
 
Cost of Revenues:
Products   49
Total cost of revenues $ 49
 
Operating Expenses:
Sales and Marketing   392
Total operating expenses $ 392
 
 

(C)

Depreciation and amortization for the three months ended March 31, 2011 was as follows:
 
March 31,

2011
Cost of revenues $ 2,175
Research and development, net 433
Sales and marketing 1,306
General and administrative   840
$ 4,754

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Some of the measures in this press release are non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of the SEC Regulation G. Dialogic believes that presenting non-GAAP net loss and non-GAAP net loss allocable to common stockholders is useful to investors, because it describes the operating performance of Dialogic. Dialogic management uses these non-GAAP measures as important indicators of the company’s past performance and in planning and forecasting performance in future periods. Dialogic considers EBITDA, as adjusted, an important measure of its ability to generate cash flows to service debt, fund capital expenditures and fund other corporate investing and financing activities. EBITDA, as adjusted, eliminates the non-cash effect of tangible asset depreciation and amortization of intangible assets and stock-based compensation as well as certain nonrecurring expenses. EBITDA should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, pre-tax income, net income and cash flows from operating activities. The non-GAAP financial information Dialogic presents may not be comparable to similarly-titled financial measures used by other companies, and investors should not consider non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or in substitution for, financial information presented in compliance with GAAP. You are encouraged to review the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP financial measures included elsewhere in this press release.

In respect of the foregoing, Dialogic provides the following supplemental information to provide additional context for the use and consideration of the non-GAAP financial measures used elsewhere in this press release:

"EBITDA" is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. "Adjusted EBITDA" is defined as EBITDA plus adjustments for nonrecurring items or other adjustments. Adjusted EBITDA includes EBITDA and also non-cash stock compensation expense, purchase price adjustments resulting from the fair value adjustments of the assets and liabilities of Veraz Networks as of October 1, 2010, acquisition related costs, restructuring expenses and foreign exchange gains (losses). Acquisition costs include investment banker fees, legal expenses, and other fees incurred in connection with the acquisition. Dialogic considers Adjusted EBITDA as a key metric in evaluating its financial performance.

Stock-based compensation: These expenses consist of expenses for employee stock options, restricted stock units and employee stock purchases under ASC 718. Dialogic excludes stock-based compensation expenses from our non-GAAP measures primarily because they are non-cash expenses and are also excluded by our lender in the calculation of EBITDA. As Dialogic applies ASC 718, it believes that it is useful to its investors to understand the impact of the application of ASC 718 to its operational performance, liquidity and its ability to invest in research and development and fund acquisitions and capital expenditures. While stock-based compensation expense calculated in accordance with ASC 718 constitutes an ongoing and recurring expense, such expense is excluded from non-GAAP results because it is not an expense that typically requires or will require cash settlement by Dialogic and because such expense is not used by management to assess the core profitability of our business operations. Dialogic further believes these measures are useful to investors in that they allow for greater transparency to certain line items in our financial statements. In addition, excluding this item from various non-GAAP measures better facilitates comparisons to our competitors’ operating results.

Conference Call Information

Dialogic will offer a live webcast of the conference call, which will also include forward-looking information. For parties in the United States and Canada, call 1-800-860-2442 to access the conference call. International parties can access the call at 412-858-4600. The webcast will be accessible from the “Investor Relations” section of the Dialogic website ( www.dialogic.com). The webcast will be archived for a period of 30 days. A telephonic replay of the conference call will also be available two hours after the call and will run for one month. To hear the replay, parties in the United States and Canada should call 1-877-344-7529 and enter passcode 60000#. International parties should call 1-412-317-0088 and enter passcode 60000#. In addition, Dialoic’s press release will be distributed via Business Wire and posted on the Dialogic website before the conference call begins (DLGC-IR).

About Dialogic

For over 25 years, Dialogic (NASDAQ: DLGC) and its subsidiaries have been providing communications platforms and technology to enterprise and service provider markets. Our portfolio of IP and TDM based multimedia processing and call control technologies enables developers and service providers to build and deploy innovative applications without concern for the complexities of the communications medium or network. This empowers our customers to unleash the profit from video, voice and data for advanced networks. For more information on Dialogic, visit www.dialogic.com.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include but are not limited to, future revenues, adjusted gross margin, adjusted EBITDA and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our documents filed with or furnished to the SEC. More information about these and other risks that may impact Dialogic’s business is set forth in the “Risk Factors” section in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 as filed with the SEC. This filing is available on a website maintained by the SEC http://www.sec.gov/ . All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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