One Horizon Group Announces Six Month Results for the Period Ended December 31, 2012 - Expects strong growth in 2013 based on existing contracts and robust pipeline of Tier One and Tier Two Carriers

BAAR, Switzerland, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One Horizon Group, Inc. (OTC: OHGI) ("One Horizon Group" or the "Company"), which develops software application platforms that optimize mobile voice, instant messaging and advertising communications over the internet, today announced financial results for the six months ended December 31, 2012.

Financial Highlights and Recent Events

  • Revenue was $11.7 million for the six months ended December 31, 2012, compared to $0.7 million for the same period the previous year
  • Income from operations was $6.6 million for the six months ended December 31, 2012, compared to a loss from operations of $1.3 million for the same period the previous year
  • Net income was $5.3 million for the six months ended December 31, 2012, compared to a loss of $1.3 million for the same period the previous year
  • In October 2012, the Company divested its satellite communications subsidiary in order to focus exclusively on software for Tier 1 and Tier 2 mobile network operators
  • In October 2012, Pzzapp, a European provider of VoIP apps for smartphones, commercially launched its optimized mobile VoIP service for smartphones using the Company's VoIP and messaging platform
  • Completed a $6 million equity financing on February 18, 2013, of which $2.79 million has been received to date
  • Signed contract with Smart Communications, Inc. to roll out a Smart Communications branded Horizon Call mobile VoIP platform, bringing total number of Tier 1 and Tier 2 carriers to 14
  • Entered into joint venture with ZTESoft Technology Co. LTD, a subsidiary of ZTE Corp., to sell licenses for the Horizon platform to international operators and to Chinese enterprises and to roll out a new mobile VoIP platform to China smartphone market

"We are pleased to announce very encouraging results for the six months ended December 31, 2012 reflecting the success of Horizon Call, our mobile VoIP solution for network operators. Horizon Call is a revolutionary solution that enables users to make high quality calls over Wi-Fi or data connections including 4G, 3G, 2G/EDGE or GPRS, thus dramatically reducing the expense of making overseas calls and providing inexpensive calls while roaming outside of the home country," stated Mark White, Chief Executive Officer of One Horizon Group.

"Our patent-pending SmartPacket™ technology enables One Horizon Group to improve the efficiency with which voice calls are transmitted over wireless, wire-line or satellite communications networks by approximately 10X, providing higher service quality and reach. We believe we are the only mobile VoIP platform that can effectively operate on congested 2G and 3G networks, which dominate wireless infrastructure in very sizable, fast growing Asian markets such as China, Indonesia, India and the Philippines as well as most of the developing markets.

"Further, One Horizon Group directly addresses network congestion issues resulting from the explosion of smartphones and other mobile computing devices, an issue that is becoming of far greater urgency as smartphone deployments scale and stress already congested infrastructure with data and video traffic. Research firm International Data Corporation ("IDC") estimates that 918 million smartphones will be shipped in 2013, representing 50.1% of total mobile phone shipments. In the past 18 months One Horizon Group has entered into partnerships with leading telecommunication carriers that allow these operators to improve revenue per user by retaining calls that would have gone to over-the-top (OTT) data applications running on their networks and to reduce customer churn. Our application, which is available on iPhones and Android phones, enables clear voice communications and optimizes the use of IP bandwidth even as we see vast untapped potential," Mr. White continued.

"Cisco projects global mobile data traffic to increase 13-fold between 2012 and 2017. According to Cisco, at the end of 2012, the number of mobile-connected devices exceeded the number of people on earth, and by 2017, it is expected that there will be 1.4 mobile devices per capita. This has been driven by the availability of cheap GSM data and the massive uptake of smartphones and tablets, devices on which our Horizon Call platform is designed to run. As networks become more and more congested, our unique software service adds value to mobile data networks and gives users more highway and cheaper tolls."

Share Exchange Transaction and Comparability of Financial Results

In October 2012, the Company (then, Intelligent Communication Enterprise Corporation, ("ICE Corp.")) and One Horizon Group PLC ("One Horizon UK") entered into a share exchange transaction through which ICE Corp. acquired One Horizon UK. The share exchange transaction was consummated on November 30, 2012, at which time One Horizon UK became a wholly-owned subsidiary of ICE Corp. On December 27, 2012, the Company changed its name to One Horizon Group, Inc. For more information on the share exchange transaction refer to the Company's filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Prior to the share exchange transaction, One Horizon UK's fiscal year ended on June 30. On February 13, 2013, the Company's board of directors changed the Company's fiscal year end from June 30 to December 31. As a result of this change, when reporting its annual financial results with the SEC on Form 10-KT, the Company included the financial information for the six-month transition period from July 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.

Financial Results for the Six Months Ended December 31, 2012

Revenue was $11.7 million for the six month period ended December 31, 2012, up from $0.7 million for the six month period ended December 31, 2011. The sales growth is expected to continue as more companies sign up for the Horizon Platform.

Gross profit was $11.6 million for the six month period ended December 31, 2012, up from $0.7 million for the six month period ended December 31, 2011. The main reason for the increase was the growth in business and smartphone market globally as well as the Company's ability to capitalize on market opportunities by entering areas with high population density, high penetration of mobile phones, congested mobile cellular networks and high growth in the adoption of smartphones. Gross margin for the six month period was 99.0%.

Operating expenses were $5.0 million, or 42.7% of sales for the six months ended December 31, 2012 as compared to $1.9 million, or 271.4% of sales for the same period in 2011. The increase was due to costs related to adding resources to deal with new customers in both data handling and the account management roles. Going forward, management expects these costs to rise due to various public company related expenses including share-based compensation, and various legal and consulting services.

Income from continuing operations before income taxes was $6.7 million for the six month period ended December 31, 2012, compared to a loss from continuing operations before income taxes of $1.3 million for the same period in 2011.

Income from continuing operations was $5.4 million for the six months ended December 31, 2012, compared to a loss of $1.3 million for the same period last year. The operating margin for the six months ended December 31, 2012 was 46.2%.

Net income was $5.3 million for the six months ended December 31, 2012, compared to a loss of $1.3 million for the same period last year.

Financial Condition

As of December 31, 2012, the Company had $0.7 million in cash and cash equivalents and its working capital, excluding the current portion of deferred revenue, was approximately $0.6 million. As of December 31, 2012, the Company had $0.2 million in long term debt, $22.0 million in deferred revenue and stockholders' equity was $16.8 million. During the six months ended December 31, 2012, the Company used cash of approximately $0.8 million for operating activities, while investing activities used approximately $0.4 million and financing activities provided approximately $2.0 million in net cash.

Subsequent Equity Financing
On February 18, 2013, the Company entered into an agreement with a shareholder to whom it sold 483,870,968 shares of common stock for an aggregate consideration of $6,000,000, or $0.0124 per share. The Company also issued a common stock purchase warrant to this shareholder exercisable for three years to purchase 241,935,483 shares of Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.0124 per share. Pursuant to the Subscription Agreement, the initial installment of the investment of $2,790,000 was paid in April 2013, with two additional installments totaling $3,210,000 to be made by September 30, 2013.

Business Update and 2013 Outlook
During 2012 the Company entered into a number of new agreements with mobile carriers, including Smart Communications, the number one mobile carrier in the Philippines, bringing the total number of first- and second-tier carriers that have adopted the Horizon Call platform to 14. In addition, the Company entered into a joint venture with ZTESoft Technology Co. LTD, a subsidiary of ZTE Corp., the fourth largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world and the fifth largest telecommunications equipment provider, to sell licenses for the Horizon platform to international operators and to Chinese enterprises and to roll out the mobile VoIP platform in China using Horizon Call technology.

The Company anticipates further revenue growth in 2013 and is exploring several regions and markets where its software application will have the most value-added impact on present business, including India and China. Asia represents a key opportunity for the Company's Horizon Call platform due to its high population density, high penetration of mobile phones, congested mobile cellular networks and high growth in the adoption of smartphones. These factors will put increased pressure on mobile operators to manage their network availability and provide cost and efficiency advantages relative to current technologies. The Company foresees its Horizon SmartPacket as being especially competitive in this region since it is the world's lowest bandwidth voice compression and transmission protocol and no other software companies offer a solution in such a complete and integrated fashion.

"In 2013, we are intent on growing our Horizon Call platform that offers mobile network operators evolutionary telecommunications efficiencies and higher revenue per user. Horizon Call is available as a white-labeled solution, making it unique to each operator, can be configured for text or audio advertising and can work with the mobile operator's existing payment system. Furthermore, Horizon Call is available for download on the Google Play store and iTunes App store, allowing operators to reach a much broader audience than preinstalling the application on handsets. As such, Horizon Call provides a very compelling value proposition to our customers. Finally, we believe that the extension of our technology to optimize data applications for personal computers and business-to-business solutions further diversifies our business and augurs further expansion in the periods ahead," Mr. White concluded.

About One Horizon Group, Inc.
One Horizon Group Inc.'s business is to optimize communications over the Internet through its wholly owned subsidiary, Horizon Globex, which develops and markets one of the world's most bandwidth-efficient mobile voice over Internet Protocol ("VoIP") platform for smartphones, and also offers a range of other optimized data applications including messaging and mobile advertising. It is an ISO 9001 and ISO 20000-1 certified company. The Company has operations in Switzerland, the United Kingdom, China, India, Singapore and Hong Kong. For more information on the Company, its products and services, please visit http://www.onehorizongroup.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
This news release may contain "forward-looking" statements. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward looking-statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include such factors as uncertainty of consumer demand for Company's products, as well as additional risks and uncertainties that are identified and described in Company's SEC reports. Actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release. Statements made herein are as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. The Company does not undertake, and it specifically disclaims, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences, developments, events or circumstances after the date of such statement.

Contact:
CCG Investor Relations
Crocker Coulson, President
Phone: + (1) 646-213-1915
Email: Crocker.Coulson@ccgir.com

FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW

ONE HORIZON GROUP, INC.





(formerly Intelligent Communication Enterprise Corporation)



Consolidated Balance Sheets





December 31, 2012, June 30, 2012 and 2011





(in thousands)








December 31,


June 30,




2012


2012


2011

Assets















Current assets:








Cash

$

699

$

-

$

-


Accounts receivable, current portion


5,899


953


212


Income taxes recoverable


-


-


60


Other assets


136


121


304


Total current assets


6,734


1,074


576









Accounts receivable, net of current portion


26,263


22,814


2,821

Property and equipment, net


350


419


282

Intangible assets, net


12,329


12,187


10,704

Investment


-


55


-









Total assets

$

45,676

$

36,549

$

14,383









Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity















Current liabilities:








Checks issued in excess of funds on deposit

$

-

$

39

$

92


Accounts payable


750


3,655


676


Accrued expenses


435


2,478


380


Accrued compensation


38


-


-


Income taxes


1,332


163


-


Amounts due to related parties


3,500


2,020


3,885


Current portion of deferred revenue


6,000


4,600


400


Current portion of long-term debt


59


33


1,600


Total current liabilities


12,114


12,988


7,033









Long-term liabilities








Deferred revenue


16,000


13,400


1,200


Long term debt


219


60


-


Deferred income taxes


445


445


445


Mandatorily redeemable preferred shares


90


90


90

Total liabilities


28,868


26,983


8,768

















Stockholders' Equity







Preferred stock:








$0.0001 par value, authorized 150,000,000; no shares issued or outstanding









-


-


-

Common stock:








$0.0001 par value, authorized 250,000,000,000 shares issued and outstanding 18,507,506,667 shares (June 2012 - 14,671,182,339; 2011 - 13,328,442,105)









1,852


1,467


1,333

Additional paid-in capital


19,781


18,139


12,117

Stock subscriptions receivable


(500)


-


-

Retained Earnings (Deficit)


(4,780)


(10,040)


(7,835)

Accumulated other comprehensive income


455


-


-


Total stockholders' equity


16,808


9,566


5,615

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

45,676

$

36,549

$

14,383
















ONE HORIZON GROUP, INC.









(formerly Intelligent Communication Enterprise Corporation)





Consolidated Statements of Operations









For the six months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 and twelve months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011

(in thousands, except per share data)






















Six months ended December 31,


Twelve months ended June 30,




2012


2011


2012


2011





















Revenue

$

11,709

$

668

$

5,222

$

2,726











Cost of revenue


121


15


80


207

Gross profit


11,588


653


5,142


2,519











Expenses:










General and administrative


4,022


1,263


4,570


1,911


Depreciation


73


66


884


321


Amortization of intangibles


873


612


1,478


1,175














4,968


1,941


6,932


3,407











Income (loss) from operations


6,620


(1,288)


(1,790)


(888)











Other income and expense:










Interest expense


(87)


(53)


(218)


(173)


Foreign exchange


16


44


49


(2)


Interest income


1


-


-


-


Gain on acquisition of subsidiary


-


-


-


476




(70)


(9)


(169)


301











Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

6,650


(1,297)


(1,959)


(587)











Income taxes (recovery)


1,169


-


69


(316)

Income from continuing operations


5,381


(1,297)


(2,028)


(271)











Discontinued operations:










Loss from discontinued operations


(40)


-


-


-


Loss on sale of discontinued businesses


(81)


-


-


-

Income from discontinued operations


(121)


-


-


-





















Net Income (Loss) for the period

$

5,260

$

(1,297)

$

(2,028)

$

(271)











Earnings per share




















Basic net income per share

$

0.00

$

0.00

$

(0.00)

$

(0.00)












Diluted net income per share

$

0.00

$

0.00

$

(0.00)

$

(0.00)











Weighted average number of shares outstanding










Basic


16,398,727


13,328,442


13,616,823


12,577,531


Diluted


17,560,866


-


-


-

ONE HORIZON GROUP, INC.





(formerly Intelligent Communication Enterprise Corporation)





Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows





For the six months ended December 31, 2012 and twelve months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011

(in thousands)
















Six months ended December 31,


Twelve months ended June 30,





2012


2012


2011










Cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
















Operating activities:








Net income (loss) for the period

$

5,260

$

(2,205)

$

(403)











Adjustment to reconcile net income (loss) for the period to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
















Depreciation of property and equipment


73


884


321



Amortization of intangible assets


873


1,655


1,307



Gain on acquisition of subsidiary


-


-


(476)



Loss on disposal of discontinued businesses


81


-


-



Options issued for services


22


6


6



Warrants issued for services


2


400


-



Common shares issued for services


50


-


-



Common shares issued for services to related parties


1,200


-


-



Changes in operating assets and liabilities net of effects of acquisitions:


















Accounts receivable


(8,395)


(20,734)


2,675



Other assets


(15)


182


730



Accounts payable and accrued expenses


(5,153)


539


211



Deferred revenue


4,000


16,400


1,600



Income taxes


1,169


(22)


(608)




















Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities


(833)


(2,895)


5,363










Cash used in investing activities:

















Acquisition of intangible assets


(486)


(3,466)


(119)


Acquisition of property and equipment


-


(101)


(458)


Cash component upon acquisition


-


-


154


Acquisition of subsidiary


-


-


(2,238)


Acquisition of joint venture


55


(55)


-











Net cash (used in) investing activities


(431)


(3,622)


(2,661)










Cash flow from financing activities:

















Dividends paid


-


-


(723)


Increase (decrease) in long-term borrowing, net


-


(980)


(2,071)


Cash proceeds from issuance of common stock


502


5,750


-


Advances from related parties, net of repayment


1,500


1,800


-


Net checks issued in excess of funds


-


(53)


92











Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities


2,002


6,517


(2,702)



















Increase (decrease) in cash during the period


738


-


-










Cash (deficiency) at beginning of the period


(39)


-


-










Cash at end of the period

$

699

$

-

$

-
























SOURCE One Horizon Group, Inc.



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