Network-1 Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results

Nov 16, 2015, 09:00 ET from Network-1 Technologies, Inc.

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Network-1 Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: NTIP) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. 

Network-1 had revenue of $3,008,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2015 as compared with revenue of $1,367,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2014, respectively.  The increase of $1,641,000 or 120% in revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 was due primarily to $1,350,000 of revenue from two license agreements entered into in connection with litigation settlements achieved during the quarter.  Exclusive of these new licenses, revenue increased by $291,000 or 21% for the three months ended September 30, 2015 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2014.

Network-1 had revenue of $10,382,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 as compared to revenue of $11,024,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.  The decrease in revenue of $642,000 or 6% for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 was primarily attributable to $3,281,000 of additional royalty payments received from Cisco during the nine months ended September 30, 2014 as a result of Network-1's audit of Cisco.  Exclusive of the additional royalty revenue from the Cisco audit, royalty revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 increased $2,639,000 or 34% as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2014 which was primarily attributable to revenue from license agreements entered into in connection with three litigation settlements aggregating $1,790,000 of additional royalty revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Network-1 reported a net income of $407,000 or ($0.02) per share (basic and diluted) for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015 as compared to a net loss of $36,000 or ($0.00) per share (basic and diluted) for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014.  Non-cash patent amortization and compensation expenses during the third quarter of 2015 were $413,000 and $408,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2014.  

Network-1 reported net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 of $1,717,000 or $0.07 per share (basic and diluted), compared with a net income $2,961,000 or $0.12 per share (basic) and $0.11 per share (diluted) for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2015 non-cash patent amortization expenses were $1,239,000 due primarily to an increase in such expenses related to patent portfolios acquired by Network-1 during 2013. Non-cash compensation expenses related to the issuance of stock options during the nine months ended September 30, 2015 were $243,000 as compared to $207,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.  

At September 30, 2015, the Company had net operating loss carry forwards (NOLs) totaling approximately $22,540,000 expiring through 2029, with a future tax benefit of approximately $7,889,000.  At September 30, 2015 the remaining deferred tax asset was $3,815,000

At September 30, 2015, Network-1's principal sources of liquidity consisted of cash and cash equivalents of approximately $18 million and working capital of approximately $20 million.   During the third quarter of 2015, Network-1 repurchased an aggregate of 71,534 shares of common stock, at an average price of $2.17 per share pursuant to its Share Repurchase Program.  During the nine month period ended September 30, 2015, the Company repurchased 1,154,734 shares of its common stock at an average price per share of $2.19.  Since inception of the Share Repurchase Plan (August 2011) to date, Network-1 has repurchased a total of 6,865,268 shares of its common stock at an average price of $1.66 per share. 

ABOUT NETWORK-1 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Network-1 Technologies, Inc. is engaged in the development, licensing and protection of its intellectual property and proprietary technologies.  Network-1 works with inventors and patent owners to assist in the development and monetization of their patented technologies. Network-1 currently owns twenty-four (24) patents covering various telecommunications and data networking technologies as well as technologies relating to document stream operating systems and the identification of media content. Network-1's current strategy includes continuing to pursue licensing opportunities for its Remote Power Patent and its efforts to monetize two patent portfolios (the Cox and Mirror Worlds patent portfolios) acquired by Network-1 in 2013.  Network-1's acquisition strategy is to focus on acquiring high quality patents which management believes have the potential to generate significant licensing opportunities as Network-1 has achieved with respect to its Remote Power Patent.  

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements address future events and conditions concerning Network-1's business plans. Such statements are subject to a number of risk factors and uncertainties as disclosed in the Network-1's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2015 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, among others, the continued validity of Network-1's Remote Power Patent, the ability of Network-1 to successfully execute its strategy to acquire high quality patents with significant licensing opportunities, Network-1's ability to achieve revenue and profits from the Mirror Worlds Patent Portfolio and the Cox Patent Portfolio as well as intellectual property it may acquire in the future, the ability of Network-1 to enter into additional license agreements, the ability of Network-1 to continue to receive material royalties from its existing license agreements for its Remote Power Patent, the uncertainty of patent litigation and proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the difficulty in Network-1 verifying royalty amounts owed to it by its licensees, Network-1's ability to enter into strategic relationships with third parties to license or otherwise monetize their intellectual property, the continued viability of the PoE market, future economic conditions and technology changes and legislative, regulatory and competitive developments. Except as otherwise required to be disclosed in periodic reports, Network-1 expressly disclaims any future obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statement contained herein.

The unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations and unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet are attached.

 

NETWORK-1 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

UNAUDITED

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2015

2014

2015

2014

  ROYALTY REVENUE

$ 3,008,000

$ 1,367,000

$     10,382,000

$          11,024,000

  COST OF REVENUE

927,000

337,000

3,094,000

3,157,000

    GROSS PROFIT

2,081,000

1,030,000

7,288,000

7,867,000

  OPERATING EXPENSES:

   General and Administrative

915,000

668,000

3,139,000

1,881,000

   Amortization of patents

413,000

408,000

1,239,000

1,226,000

   Stock-based compensation

69,000

45,000

243,000

207,000

                TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES

1,397,000

1,121,000

4,621,000

3,314,000

  OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)

684,000

(91,000)

2,667,000

4,553,000

  OTHER INCOME:

   Interest income, net

11,000

8,000

44,000

29,000

  INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES

695,000

(83,000)

2,711,000

4,582,000

INCOME TAXES (BENEFIT)

   Current

26,000

(12,000)

66,000

90,000

   Deferred

262,000

(35,000)

928,000

1,531,000

   Total Income Taxes (Benefit)

288,000

(47,000)

994,000

1,621,000

  NET INCOME (LOSS)

$      407,000

$    (36,000)

$         1,717,000

$          2,961,000

  Net Income (Loss) per share

     Basic

$            0.02

$        (0.00)

$             0.07

$                   0.12

     Diluted

$            0.02

$        (0.00)

$             0.07

$                   0.11

  Weighted average common shares outstanding:

     Basic

23,273,946

24,942,874

23,597,143

25,396,573

     Diluted

24,654,699

24,942,874

24,590,487

27,610,979

  NET INCOME (LOSS)

$      407,000

$ (36,000)

$          1,717,000

$          2,961,000

  OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

    Unrealized holding gain (loss) on securities

    available - for - sale arising during period

12,000

(5,000)

__

(15,000)

  COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

$     419,000

$   (41,000)

$          1,717,000

$           2,946,000

          See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of September 30, 2015 (Unaudited)

Cash and cash equivalents

$  18,012,000

   Total current assets

$  20,907,000

   Total assets

$ 27,310,000

   Total current liabilities

$     963,000

   Total long term liabilities

$  -0-

   Total stockholders' equity

$26,347,000

 

Corey M. Horowitz, Chairman and CEO Network-1 Technologies, Inc. (212) 829-5770

SOURCE Network-1 Technologies, Inc.