2014

Comarco Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results

LAKE FOREST, Calif., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Comarco, Inc. (OTC: CMRO.PK) today announced its financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2013.  The Company also filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 with the Securities and Exchange Commission today.

Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 was $1.4 million, a decrease of 36% compared with $2.2 million in revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2013.  The prior year revenue was significantly and positively impacted by increased product shipments to Lenovo in response to a supply chain disruption during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.

The gross margin for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 was 21% compared to 15% for the prior year first quarter due to continued management of headcount and expenses, especially related to our supply chain overhead, as well as a reduction in inventory reserve expenses.

The Company reported a net loss for the first fiscal quarter of $1.5 million, or $0.11 per share. This compared with a net loss of $0.7 million, or $0.10 per share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2013.  The first quarter of fiscal 2014 includes a $0.8 million non-cash expense due to a change in the fair value of derivative liabilities, with no similar expenses in the first quarter of the prior fiscal year. The derivative liabilities consist of warrants related to our previous Broadwood financing as well as the convertible feature of our existing Elkhorn loan. Excluding the non-cash expense discussed above, the Company incurred a net loss of $0.05 per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

"During the quarter, our efforts to expand, monetize, and protect our patent portfolio continued. However, it is far too early in the process to project any specific outcomes," said Tom Lanni, the Company's President and CEO.  

Forward-Looking Statement Disclaimer 

This press release contains statements relating to our future plans, strategies and developments that are based on our current beliefs and assumptions.  These statements constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and are intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "could," "may," "should," and similar expressions or variations of such words are intended to identify forward-looking statements, but are not deemed to represent an all-inclusive means of identifying forward-looking statements as denoted in this release. Additionally, statements concerning future matters are forward-looking statements. 

Although forward-looking statements in this release reflect the good faith judgment of our management, such statements are only based on facts and factors known by us as of the date of this release. Consequently, forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties and actual results and outcomes may differ materially from the results and outcomes discussed in or anticipated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences in results and outcomes include, without limitation, those specifically addressed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K of the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013, and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are urged not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release.  We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect any event or circumstance that may arise after the date of this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

About Comarco

Based in Lake Forest, Calif., Comarco develops technologies and products for the charging of portable battery powered devices. Our products are aimed at the mobile user and charge a multitude of devices ranging from laptop computers, tablets, mobile phones, smart phones as well as many other devices. Our extensive portfolio of 46 U.S. patents and a number of foreign patents is the result of years of research and development programs to provide charging solutions for portable electronic devices to original equipment manufacturers and retail outlets. Comarco continues to develop new technologies and expand its patent portfolio, and has commenced efforts to enhance shareholder value through the monetization of this significant corporate asset. The Company's Web sites can be found at www.comarco.com and www.chargesource.com.

   

 

COMARCO, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended

April 30,


2013


2012





Revenue

$         1,413


$         2,201

Cost of sales

1,120


1,869

Gross profit

293


332





Selling, general and administrative expenses

648


503

Engineering and support expenses

279


541


927


1,044

Operating loss

(634)


(712)

Interest expense, net

78


Loss due to change in fair value of derivative liabilities

767


Other income, net

5






Loss before income taxes

(1,474)


(712)

Income tax benefit


Net loss

$       (1,474)


$          (712)





Basic and diluted loss per share:

$         (0.11)


$         (0.10)









Weighted average common shares outstanding:




      Basic

13,851


7,430

      Diluted

13,851


7,430





Common shares outstanding:

14,260


7,463

 

COMARCO, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)








April 30,





2013


January 31,



(Unaudited)


2013(A)


ASSETS






Current Assets:





      Cash and cash equivalents


$             375


$             104

      Accounts receivable, net


2,660


2,439

      Inventory, net


604


466

      Other current assets


38


            Total current assets


3,677


3,009

Property and equipment, net


104


120

Restricted cash


82


82



$          3,863


$          3,211






LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' DEFICIT






Current Liabilities:





      Accounts payable


$          3,814


$          3,688

      Accrued liabilities


2,411


1,789

      Loan payable



2,000

      Derivative liabilities


3,857


2,466

            Total current liabilities


10,082


9,943

      Deferred rent


41


42

      Loan payable, net of discount


931


            Total liabilities


11,054


9,985

Shareholders' deficit


(7,191)


(6,774)



$          3,863


$          3,211






(A) Derived from the audited consolidated financial statements included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 30, 2013.

 

SOURCE Comarco, Inc.



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