Lod, Israel – November 3, 2009 – AudioCodes Ltd. (NasdaqGS: AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies and Voice Network products, today announced financial results for the third quarter of 2009, ended September 30, 2009.
Revenues for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009 were $32.1 million compared to $30.4 million for the second quarter of 2009 and $46.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2008. Net income in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) was $139,000, or $0.01 per share, for the third quarter of 2009 compared to a GAAP net loss of $891,000, or ($0.02) per share, for the second quarter of 2009, and GAAP net income of $2.3 million, or $0.06 per share, for the corresponding third quarter of 2008.
Non-GAAP net income was $1.6 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2009 compared to non-GAAP net income of $614,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2009, and non-GAAP net income of $4.8 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2008.
Non-GAAP net income excludes (i) stock-based compensation expenses, (ii) amortization expenses related to the Nuera, Netrake and CTI Squared acquisitions and (iii) an adjustment to expenses related to the Company’s Senior Convertible Notes due to implementation of FASB Staff Position APB 14-1. 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 third quarter of 2009, AudioCodes generated $5.6 million from operating activities compared to $3.5 million in the second quarter of 2009 and $193,000 in the third quarter of 2008.
“We are pleased to report improved third quarter performance highlighted by sequential improvements in top line revenue, bottom line profitability, positive cash flow from operating activities and growing backlog. Our continued success in improving key financial metrics underlines our return to a consistent pattern of growth in our business,” stated Shabtai Adlersberg, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of AudioCodes. “Throughout the third quarter and into the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2009, we have witnessed a healthy VoIP market and increased partner and customer activities in both the enterprise and service provider markets. Capitalizing on our continued investments throughout the economic downturn, AudioCodes enters the final quarter of 2009, and looks ahead to 2010, with a robust pipeline of new product launches and initiatives,” concluded Mr. Adlersberg.
Cash and cash equivalents, short-term and long-term bank deposits and short-term marketable securities were $116.4 million as of September 30, 2009, compared to $114.9 million as of June 30, 2009 and $158.7 million as of September 30, 2008. The year-over-year decline was primarily attributable to the repurchase of some of the Company’s Senior Convertible Notes in the fourth quarter of 2008, offset, in part, by cash provided by operating activities.
Pursuant to the terms of the Indenture governing the Company’s Senior Convertible Notes (the “Notes”), the Company is required to offer to repurchase the remaining $73.5 million in principal amount of the Notes in November 2009. As a result, on October 8, 2009, the Company notified holders of the Notes (CUSIP Nos. 050732AB2 and 050732AA4) that they have an option, pursuant to the terms of the Notes, to require the Company to purchase, promptly after November 9, 2009, all or a portion of such holders’ Notes at a cash price equal to 100% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes, together with any accrued and unpaid interest up to but not including November 9, 2009. The Company maintains funds on hand allocated for the repurchase of any or all of the outstanding Notes, as well as adequate working capital to support the Company’s operations and capital expenditures.
Conference Call & Web cast Information
AudioCodes will conduct a conference call at 9:00 A.M., Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 to discuss the Company’s third quarter 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