CounterPath Corporation (“CounterPath” or the “Company”) (OTCBB: CPAH) (TSX-V: CCV), an award-winning provider of desktop and mobile VoIP software products and solutions, today announced the financial and operating results for its first fiscal quarter of 2012. The Company’s fiscal year runs May 1 to April 30.
Financial and operating highlights for the first quarter ended July 31, 2011, include:
- Revenue of $2.8 million, a 24-percent increase year-over-year.
- A non-GAAP operating loss of $0.4 million compared to a non-GAAP operating loss of $0.9 million for the quarter ended July 31, 2010.
- A net loss of $0.9 million or a loss of $0.03 per share, compared to a net loss of $1.4 million or a loss of $0.04 per share, for the quarter ended July 31, 2010.
- The launch of the Client Configuration Server (CCS) designed to enable enterprises and service providers such as telcos, cable providers and ITSPs to deploy, configure and manage their softphone deployments.
- A newly granted patent, No. 7,958,276, which covers the automatic configuration of peripheral devices such as VoIP softphones, headsets and speakerphones. When combined with the CCS, this feature enables an IT department to simplify implementation and achieve zero-touch deployments.
- The release of Bria iPad Edition Version 1.0, a standards-based, service agnostic softphone for making and receiving calls over a Wi-Fi or a 3G/4G mobile connection. (Available in the Apple iTunes Store.)
- The closing of a private placement under which the Company raised $7.1 million including the exercise of warrants for $1.5 million in July and August and the conversion of all of the Company’s convertible debt to equity.
“This last quarter was highlighted by continued effort toward customization for a Tier One rollout expected later this year which is anticipated to lead to broader adoption of our applications,” stated Donovan Jones, President and CEO of CounterPath. “Our recently completed financing will enable CounterPath to broaden our resources and accelerate the sales and marketing of our applications. We are seeing improved market conditions for our applications, evidenced by growing market shares for Android and iOS smartphones which, according to a report published by Gartner in August 2011, represented 43% and 18%, respectively, of worldwide smartphones shipped in calendar Q2-2011. Our strategy of enabling anytime, anywhere communications is well timed given the current market shift to mobilizing consumer and office workers, and we are well positioned as a leader in providing softphone applications for network equipment providers, enterprises and service providers,” continued Jones.
Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended July 31, 2011
(All amounts in U.S. dollars and in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) unless otherwise specified.)
Revenue was $2.8 million for the quarter ended July 31, 2011 compared to $2.2 million for the same quarter last year. Software revenue for the quarter ended July 31, 2011 was $1.6 million compared to $1.8 million for the same quarter last year. Service revenue for the quarter ended July 31, 2011 was $1.2 million compared to $0.4 million for same quarter last year.
Operating expenses for the quarter ended July 31, 2011 were $3.7 million compared to $3.7 million for the same quarter last year. Operating expenses for the quarter ended July 31, 2011 included a non-cash expense of $0.3 million for amortization of intangible assets and a non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $0.2 million.
Sales and marketing expenses were $0.8 million for the quarter ended July 31, 2011 compared to $0.9 million for same quarter last year. For the quarter ended July 31, 2011, research and development expenses were $1.0 million and general and administrative expenses were $1.0 million, compared to $1.1 million and $1.0 million, respectively, for the same quarter last year.
Interest and other income (expense) for the three months ended July 31, 2011 included a non-cash expense of $0.2 million for the accretion of debenture discount, related to the conversion of the convertible debentures in the quarter (2010 – $nil), offset by a non-cash gain of $0.1 million for the change in fair value of derivative liability, related to warrants issued under the June 14, 2011 private placement (2010 – $nil). The net loss for the quarter ended July 31, 2011 was $0.9 million, or a loss of $0.03 per share, compared to a net loss of $1.4 million, or a loss of $0.04 per share, for the quarter ended July 31, 2010.
CounterPath Corporation is an award-winning provider of innovative desktop and mobile VoIP software products and solutions. The Company’s product suite includes SIP-based softphones, server applications and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) to cost-effectively integrate voice, video, presence and Instant Messaging (IM) applications into their VoIP offerings and extend functionality across both fixed and mobile networks.
CounterPath’s customers include some of the world’s largest telecommunications service providers and network equipment providers including AT&T, Verizon, BT (British Telecommunications PLC), Mobilkom Austria, Avaya, Broadsoft, Cisco Systems, Metaswitch Networks and Mitel.
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This news release contains “non-GAAP financial measures”. The non-GAAP financial measures in this news release consist of (1) non-GAAP operating loss which excludes stock-based compensation and amortization of intangible asset charges relative to operating loss calculated in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. CounterPath utilizes both GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures to assess what it believes to be its core operating performance and to evaluate and manage its internal business and assist in making financial operating decisions. CounterPath believes that the inclusion of non-GAAP financial measures, together with GAAP measures, provides investors with an alternative presentation useful to investors’ understanding of CounterPath’s core operating results and trends.
This news release contains “forward-looking statements”. Statements in this news release, which are not purely historical, are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future, such as the following: (1) This last quarter was highlighted by continued effort towards customization for a Tier One rollout expected later this year which is anticipated to lead to broader adoption of our applications.
It is important to note that actual outcomes and the Company’s actual results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others: (1) the failure to develop new and innovative products using the Company’s technologies, (2) the Company’s ability to remain competitive as other parties develop and release competitive products, (3) the Company’s ability to retain the employees necessary to continue research and development of current and new products, (4) the success by the Company of the sales of its current and new products, (5) the impact of technology changes on the Company’s products and on the VoIP industry, (6) the compatibility of the Company’s products with new computer operating systems, (7) the rate of adoption by service providers and the general public of VoIP as a replacement for regular and cellular phone service, (8) general economic conditions as they affect CounterPath and its current and prospective customers, including a continued downturn in general economic conditions internationally, (9) the ability of the Company to control costs operating, general administrative and other expenses, and (10) insufficient investor interest in the Company’s securities which may impact on the Company’s ability to raise additional financing as required. Readers should also refer to the risk disclosures outlined in the Company’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, annual reports on Form 10-K and the Company’s other disclosure documents filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov and the Company’s interim and annual filings and other disclosure documents filed from time-to-time on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
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