Fourth Quarter 2013 Revenues Increased 42.1% to $3.0 Million; Full-Year 2013 Revenues Increased 32.5% to $11.2 Million

Cost Reduction Initiative in Place to Reduce Expenses in 2014

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RiT Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:RITT), the leader in intelligent infrastructure management and the developer of an innovative indoor optical wireless technology solution, announced today its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013.

Highlights for the Fourth Quarter 2013
  • Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013 increased by 42.1% to $3.0 million, compared with $2.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2012  
  • Gross margin for the fourth quarter of 2013 improved to 8.6% (including inventory write-offs of $0.6 million), compared to -6.0% for the fourth quarter of 2012 (including inventory write-offs of $0.8 million)  
  • Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2013 (including approximately $240,000 in stock-based compensation expenses) was $3.3 million, or $0.30 per (basic and diluted) share, compared with a net loss of $2.9 million, or $0.44 per (basic and diluted) share in the fourth quarter of 2012 (including approximately $46,000 in stock-based compensation expenses)

Highlights for the Full Year 2013
  • Revenues for the full year 2013 increased by 32.5% to $11.2 million, from $8.4 million for full year 2012  
  • Gross margin for full year 2013 improved to 30% (including inventory write-offs of $0.6 million), from 16% in 2012 (including inventory write-offs of $0.8 million)  
  • Net loss for the full year 2013 (including approximately $1.2 million in stock-based compensation expenses) improved  to $9.5 million, or $1.04 per (basic and diluted) share compared with a net loss of $11.1 million, or $1.91 per (basic and diluted) share in 2012 (including approximately $301,000 in stock-based compensation expenses)  
  • Cash and cash equivalents totaled $5.2 million as of December 31, 2013. Shareholders' equity increased to $7.4 million as of December 31, 2013, from $2.3 million on December 31, 2012

Recent Developments
  • Promoted Motti Hania to President and CEO in January 2014
  • Raised $6 million in a public offering to increase global sales and marketing efforts for IIM and Beamcaster solutions
  • Appointed industry veterans as new country  managers in China and South Africa
  • Secured several large-scale deals in Latin America with OEM partner, Furukawa Industrial, S.A. (FISA) totaling more than $1.8 million
  • Increased industry presence through leading, global information technology conferences, featuring the PatchView+™ IIM, and advanced cabling products

Management Commentary

"We achieved a number of important operational and financial milestones in 2013 which helped advance our growth initiatives," said Mr. Motti Hania, RiT's President and CEO. "Over the past year we expanded our distribution network, and introduced Beamcaster™, our new disruptive optical wireless networking technology. We grew revenues, improved gross margins, reduced our losses and raised capital strengthening our financial position.

"In 2014 we will focus on advancing our new Beamcaster™ and PatchView+ product lines and growing sales while implementing cost efficiencies to reduce expenses and improve margins. The initial market indications for Beamcaster have been encouraging and we remain confident that a significant long-term growth opportunity exists, on a global scale," Mr. Hania concluded.

About RiT Technologies

RiT is a leading provider of IIM solutions and a developer of an innovative indoor optical wireless technology solution. Our IIM products provide and enhance security and network utilization for data centers, communication rooms and work space environments. They help companies plan and provision, monitor and troubleshoot their communications networks, maximizing utilization, reliability and physical security of the network while minimizing unplanned downtime. Our IIM solutions are deployed around the world, in a broad range of organizations, including data centers in the private sector, government agencies, financial institutions, airport authorities, healthcare and education institutions. Our Beamcaster™ product is the first of our indoor optical wireless technology solutions. It is designed to help customers streamline deployment, reduce infrastructure design, installation and maintenance complexity and enhance security in a cost effective way. RiT's shares are traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol RITT.

Safe Harbor Statement

In this press release, all statements that are not purely about historical facts, including, but not limited to, those in which we use the words "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "plan," "intend," "estimate", "forecast", "target", "could" and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. While these forward-looking statements represent our current judgment of what may happen in the future, actual results may differ materially from the results expressed or implied by these statements due to numerous important factors, including, but not limited to, those described under the heading "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Form 20-F, which may be revised or supplemented in subsequent reports filed with the SEC. These factors include, but are not limited to, the following: our ability to raise additional financing, if required; the continued development of market trends in directions that benefit our sales; our ability to maintain and grow our revenues; our dependence upon independent distributors, representatives and strategic partners; our ability to develop new products and enhance our existing products; the availability of third-party components used in our products; the economic condition of our customers; the impact of government regulation; and the economic and political situation in Israel. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, we expressly disclaim any obligation to update the forward-looking statements in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
(U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data)
  Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
  2013 2012 2013 2012
Sales 2,981 2,098 11,179 8,436
Cost of sales 2,724 2,223 7,864 7,065
Gross profit 257  (125) 3,315 1,371
Operating expenses        
Research and development, net 994 1,057 4,125 3,922
Sales and marketing, net 1,349 1,060 4,786 5,465
General and administrative 1,135 663 3,803 3,043
Total operating expenses 3,478 2,780 12,714 12,430
Operating loss  (3,221)  (2,905)  (9,399)  (11,059)
Financing loss, net  (35)  (33)  (129)  (48)
Loss before income tax expense  (3,256)  (2,938)  (9,528)  (11,107)
Taxes on income        
Net Loss  (3,256)  (2,938)  (9,528)  (11,107)
Net Loss Per Share - Basic and Diluted  (0.30)  (0.44)  (1.04)  (1.91)
Weighted Average Number of Ordinary Shares Outstanding - Basic and Diluted 10,871,914 6,610,562 9,138,947 5,802,803
(U.S. dollars in thousands)
  December 31, December 31,
  2013 2012
  US$ thousands US$ thousands
Current Assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents  5,194  2,183
Trade receivables, net   3,839  1,998
Other current assets  237  461
Inventories  3,647  3,359
Total Current Assets  12,917  8,001
Assets held for severance benefits  1,161  1,126
Property and equipment, net  500  545
Total Assets  14,578  9,672
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity    
Current Liabilities:    
Short term loan  --   174
Trade payables  1,878  1,234
Other payables and accrued liabilities  1,933  1,628
Total Current Liabilities  3,811  3,036
Principal shareholder convertible loan  2,000  3,000
Liability in respect of employees' severance benefits  1,338  1,346
Total Liabilities  7,149  7,382
Commitments and Contingencies    
Shareholders' Equity:    
Share capital  2,782  1,644
Treasury stock  (27)  (27)
Additional paid-in capital  66,942  53,413
Accumulated deficit  (62,268)  (52,740)
Total Shareholders' Equity  7,429  2,290
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity  14,578  9,672
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