Lod, Israel -November 5, 2012 - AudioCodes (NasdaqGS: AUDC), a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies, products and services, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.
Revenues for the third quarter of 2012 were $31.4 million, compared to $31.0 million for the second quarter of 2012, and $36.0 million for the third quarter of 2011.
Net loss in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) was $1.1 million, or ($0.03) per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2012, compared to $2.0 million, or ($0.05) per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2012, and $527,000, or ($0.01) per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2011.
Non-GAAP net loss for the third quarter of 2012 was $419,000, or ($0.01) per diluted share, compared to $1.4 million, or ($0.04) per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2012, and non-GAAP net income of $274,000, or $0.01 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2011.
Non-GAAP net income (loss) excludes: (i) stock-based compensation expenses; and (ii) amortization expenses related to intangible assets. A reconciliation of net income (loss) on a GAAP basis to a non-GAAP basis is provided in the tables that accompany the condensed consolidated financial statements contained in this press release.
In accordance with AudioCodes’ Board of Directors authorized program to repurchase up to 4.0 million of the Company’s Ordinary Shares, NIS 0.01 nominal (par) value, which was approximately 10% of the Company’s outstanding shares at the time the program was authorized in October 2011, the Company repurchased a total of approximately 1,274,000 of its ordinary shares at an aggregate cost of approximately $2.5 million during the third quarter of 2012. As of October 1, 2012, the authorized stock repurchase program was completed, with AudioCodes having repurchased 3.96 million of its ordinary shares at an aggregate cost of approximately $10.7 million.
Cash and cash equivalents, bank deposits and marketable securities were $54.1 million as of September 30, 2012, compared to $60.7 million as of June 30, 2012 and $72.8 million as of September 30, 2011. The quarter-to-quarter net decrease in cash balances was primarily related to cash used for operating activities and the reduction in the Company’s accounts payable outstanding as well as $2.5 million used for the repayment of loans and $2.0 million used for the aforementioned repurchase of ordinary shares during the quarter.
“We are pleased to report a return to sequential growth and improved financial performance for the third quarter of 2012,” said Shabtai Adlersberg, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of AudioCodes. “Third quarter revenues demonstrate growth in key emerging business lines for the company, including with respect to the session border controller (SBC) and multi-service business router (MSBR) activities. We saw increased traction of our strategy to focus on the growing markets of unified communications, contact centers and business communications services, and experienced growing collaboration with our industry partners, which we believe will help us grow in coming years.”
“As we remain focused on improving bottom line results, we made solid progress with our restructuring plan announced in July 2012. Third quarter financial results reflect our initial progress on this front and provide support for our stated goal of returning to profitability in coming months,” 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 third quarter 2012 operating performance, financial results and updated outlook. 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.