Dataram Corporation (NASDAQ: DRAM) today reported its financial results for its fiscal second quarter and six months ended October 31, 2011. Revenues for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2012 were $10.4 million and $20.7 million, respectively, which compares to $10.9 million and $23.7 million for the comparable prior year periods. The Company incurred a tax net loss for the second quarter of the current fiscal year of $1.2 million which compares to a net loss of $1.7 million for the comparable prior year period. Six month net loss totaled $2.0 million versus $3.0 million for the prior comparable period.

John H. Freeman, Dataram’s president and CEO commented, “In the second quarter, our revenues and gross margin came under downward pricing pressure. Declining prices, along with our R&D investment in XcelaSAN ® were the primary contributors to our second quarter loss. Average selling prices in our memory business were lower by approximately 20 percent, when compared to first quarter levels. This was primarily due to the well-publicized industry-wide decline in the price of memory. Late in the second quarter, we took actions to align our costs with revenues. The downward pricing pressure diluted some of the financial impact. We have already taken a number of actions and implemented new initiatives to address recent industry pricing challenges. One initiative is our new web based quote and order application which is now being used by many of our partners. We will continue to monitor and act to maintain and grow a profitable memory business.”

Mr. Freeman continued, “In the second quarter, we continued to invest in XcelaSAN ® development, quality assurance and testing. Our development team has successfully designed and developed new functions and capabilities over the past eighteen months. These functions are part of a robust multi-year roadmap which we expect will ensure XcelaSAN ® a place in the storage hierarchy. Our recent development of enhancements and functions position us well for the next twelve months. We anticipate a declining requirement for development infrastructure over the next few quarters and have taken actions to reduce our costs. The product is currently installed and being evaluated for purchase at selected customer sites. These tests continue to affirm that XcelaSAN ® provides significant performance improvements over traditional solutions at dramatically less cost. In addition to pursuing a traditional sales strategy for XcelaSAN ®, management is also pursuing alternatives means to monetize the Company’s investment in the XcelaSAN ® product line.”

Mr. Freeman also stated, “On December 14, 2011 the Company obtained an additional $500,000 of financing, by replacing an existing $1,500,000 loan with a line of credit of $2,000,000.”

Mr. Freeman concluded, “We are taking the necessary actions to ensure that our business is generating positive cash flow and growing. We have secured the financing, which coupled with expense containment actions, we believe necessary to sustain the Company.”


Founded in 1967, Dataram is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of high-quality computer memory, storage and software products. Our products and services deliver IT infrastructure optimization, dramatically increase application performance and deliver substantial cost savings. Dataram solutions are deployed in 70 Fortune 100 companies and in mission-critical government and defense applications around the world. For more information about Dataram, visit

The information provided in this press release may include forward-looking statements relating to future events, such as the development of new products, pricing and availability of raw materials or the future financial performance of the Company. Actual results may differ from such projections and are subject to certain risks including, without limitation, risks arising from: changes in the price of memory chips, changes in the demand for memory systems, increased competition in the memory systems industry, order cancellations, delays in developing and commercializing new products and other factors described in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which can be reviewed at .
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
Second Quarter Ended Six Months Ended
October 31, October 31,
2011     2010 2011     2010
Revenues $ 10,406 $ 10,949 $ 20,676 $ 23,693
Costs and expenses:
Cost of sales 7,885 8,536 15,260 18,157
Engineering and development 185 225 354 486
Research and development 0 842 0 1,714
Selling, general and administrative 3,213 2,748 6,490 5,602
Stock-based compensation expense* 135 155 283 313
Intangible asset amortization*   41     107     82     214  
  11,459     12,613     22,469     26,486  
Loss from operations (1,053 ) (1,664 ) (1,793 ) (2,793 )
Other expense   (126 )   (51 )   (240 )   (161 )
Loss before income taxes (1,179 ) (1,715 ) (2,033 ) (2,954 )
Income tax benefit   0     0     0     0  
Net loss $ (1,179 ) $ (1,715 ) $ (2,033 ) $ (2,954 )
Net loss per share:
Basic $ (0.11 ) $ (0.19 ) $ (0.19 ) $ (0.33 )
Diluted $ (0.11 ) $ (0.19 ) $ (0.19 ) $ (0.33 )
Weighted average number of shares
Basic   10,703     8,918     10,549     8,918  
Diluted   10,703     8,918     10,549     8,918  

* Items are recorded as a component of operating costs and expenses in the Company’s financial statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 10-Q.
(In thousands)
October 31, 2011 April 30, 2011
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 543 $ 345
Accounts receivable, net 4,090 4,630
Inventories 4,608 5,462
Other current assets   155   128
Total current assets 9,396 10,565
Property and equipment, net 911 962
Other assets 97 111
Intangible assets, net 2,766 1,940
Goodwill   1,453   1,242
Total assets $ 14,623 $ 14,820
Current liabilities
Note payable-revolving credit line $ 1,732 $ 2,154
Accounts payable 1,690 2,945
Accrued liabilities 1,071 840
Due to related party   1,500   1,500
Total current liabilities 5,993 7,439
Stockholders' equity   8,630   7,381
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity





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