These non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, comparable GAAP measures. The non-GAAP results and a full reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results are provided in the accompanying Table 2. The Company provides these non-GAAP financial measures because it believes that they present a better measure of the Company's core business and management uses the non-GAAP measures internally to evaluate the Company's ongoing performance. Accordingly, the Company believes that they are useful to investors in enhancing an understanding of the Company's operating performance.Total GAAP revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 reached $26.4 million, a 20% increase from the $22.0 million of revenues reported for the fourth quarter of 2011, and a decline from the $27.8 million of revenues reported for the third quarter of 2012. On a GAAP basis, net loss for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $15.1 million, or $0.46 per basic and diluted share. This compares with net profit of $3.5 million, or $0.13 per basic share and $0.12 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2011, and net profit of $2.4 million, or $0.07 per basic share and diluted share, in the third quarter of 2012. For the full year 2012, GAAP revenues reached $104.8 million, representing a 35% increase over the $77.8 million of revenues in 2011. On a GAAP basis, net loss for the year 2012 was $6.7 million, or $0.21 per basic and diluted share, as compared with net profit of $8.8 million, or $0.35 per basic share and $0.33 per diluted share, in 2011. During December 2012, the Company recorded a liability for the early payment of $15.9 million due to settlement with the Israeli Office of Chief Scientist (OCS), representing the full balance of the contingent liability related to grants received, which will be paid during the first quarter of 2013. Upon making this payment, the Company will eliminate all future royalty obligations related to its anticipated revenues and save the associated future interest payments related to such obligations, as well as entitle it to apply to a grant program with the OCS with no repayment obligations. These expenses are included in the cost of goods sold reported for the quarter. "Allot demonstrated significant revenue growth in 2012 despite a challenging macroeconomic environment, particularly in Europe," commented Rami Hadar, Allot Communications' President and Chief Executive Officer. "With the completion of two acquisitions during the year, we now offer a comprehensive video solution to empower our customers to optimize and monetize on Over the Top ("OTT") delivery of video based content and applications. We also delivered on our promise to complete initial commercial deployments with two nationwide mobile operators in the US, in addition to our significant and growing customer base throughout the world. As we enter 2013, we believe that we have a significant funnel of worldwide opportunities and that growth in broadband traffic, applications and devices will drive the need for our products." Recently, the Company achieved the following significant goals:
- During the quarter, received large orders from 14 service providers, 3 of which represented new customers;
- 9 of the large orders came from mobile service providers, 2 of which were new customers;
- announced the completion of a deployment project at several affiliates of Millicom International Cellular S.A (Tigo), a global telecommunication group with operations in Latin America and Africa; and
- was named by Strategy Analytics as market leader amongst DPI pure-play vendors.