Lod, Israel – January 26, 2011 – AudioCodes Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies and Voice Network products, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2010, ended December 31, 2010.
Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2010 were $40.5 million compared to $38.3 million for the third quarter of 2010 and $34.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2009. Revenues were $150.0 million in 2010 compared to $125.9 million in 2009.
Net income in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) was $5.4 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to GAAP net income of $2.9 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2010, and GAAP net income of $1.2 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2009. During 2010, the Company recorded a non-cash tax benefit of $2.3 million, equivalent to $0.06 per diluted share, due to deferred tax.
The Company reported GAAP net income of $12.0 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, in 2010 compared to a GAAP net loss of $3.3 million, or ($0.07) per share, in 2009.
Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $4.5 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $3.6 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2010, and non-GAAP net income of $2.5 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2009.
Non-GAAP net income excludes (i) stock-based compensation expenses, (ii) amortization expenses related to intangible assets, (iii) for the 2009 period, an adjustment to expenses related to the Company's Senior Convertible Notes due to application of FASB Staff Position APB 14-1, and (iv) a non-cash deferred tax income. Almost all of the Company's Senior Convertible Notes were repurchased in November 2009. A reconciliation between net income on a GAAP basis and non-GAAP net income is provided in the tables that accompany the condensed consolidated financial statements contained in this press release.
During the fourth quarter of 2010, AudioCodes generated $5.7 million in cash from operating activities compared to $5.8 million in the third quarter of 2010 and $11.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. The Company generated $16.4 million in cash from operations in 2010 compared to $21.0 million in 2009.
Cash and cash equivalents and short-term deposits were $64.1 million as of December 31, 2010, compared to $58.6 million as of September 30, 2010 and $52.9 million as of December 31, 2009.
"I am pleased to announce strong results for the fourth quarter and full year 2010," stated Shabtai Adlersberg, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of AudioCodes. "This is the seventh consecutive quarter of improved performance and momentum gain in our networking business. Year-over-year, revenues grew 19% and proforma net income grew more than 330%. Coupling these results with the ability to achieve a better-than-expected gross margin, continued positive cash flow, and our stated objective of 10% proforma operating margin, further underscores our improved performance. In 2010, we gained market share in the VoIP media gateway market, introduced our new enterprise session border controller product line for the SIP Trunking market, strengthened our partnerships with leading players in the telecom, applications and over-the-top (OTT) market, made first steps into the new mobile VoIP market, and grew sales coverage worldwide. SIP connectivity, mobility and security are increasingly becoming main trends in the VoIP market, and we believe that our continued investments in these areas will further drive market share gain and growth in 2011 and beyond," concluded Mr. Adlersberg.
Conference Call & Web Cast Information
AudioCodes will conduct a conference call at 9:00 A.M., Eastern Time today to discuss the Company's fourth quarter and full year 2010 operational and financial results. The conference call will be simultaneously Web cast. Investors are invited to listen to the call live via Web cast at the AudioCodes corporate website at www.audiocodes.com