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SAND Technology Announces Second Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2012

MONTREAL, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SAND Technology Inc. (OTCBB: SNDTF.OB), the provider of the world's most advanced columnar database, today reported a net loss for the three months ended January 31, 2012 of $1,312,488 on revenues of $698,245 compared to a net income of $80,089 on revenues of $1,782,713 for the three months ended January 31, 2011.

The Company reported a loss from operations, before foreign exchange, interest and earnings from discontinued operations, for the three months ended January 31, 2012 of $1,313,912 compared with a loss from operations, before foreign exchange, interest and earnings from discontinued operations, for the three months ended January 31, 2011 of $302,327.  

The Company reported net income for the six months ended January 31, 2012 of $5,456,791, which includes a gain of $8,505,838 on the sale of the Company's SAP Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) Product Line to Informatica Corporation, on revenues of $1,298,586 compared to net income of $55,359 on revenues of $3,320,244 for the six months ended January 31, 2011.

The Company reported a loss from operations, before foreign exchange, interest, earnings from discontinued operations and gain on sale of discontinued operations, for the six months ended January 31, 2012 of $2,551,509 compared with a loss from operations, before foreign exchange, interest and earnings from discontinued operations, for the six months ended January 31, 2011 of $422,539.  

Cash flows used in Operating Activities for the three months ended January 31, 2012 amounted to $1,514,607 compared to cash flows used in Operating Activities for the three months ended January 31, 2011 of $743,561. Cash flows used in Operating Activities for the six months ended January 31, 2012 amounted to $3,382,245 compared to cash flows used in Operating Activities for the six months ended January 31, 2011 of $765,321.

All figures are in Canadian dollars.

"Our sale of the Nearline product to Informatica provided us the needed flexibility to redefine our product and business model.  As SAND builds out our hosted software as a service product line, we planned for lower initial revenues.  Over the medium and long term we will benefit from the repeatable and predictable revenue stream a subscription model will produce.  The transition away from an upfront licensing model will take time but we are satisfied with the recent results," stated Thomas O'Donnell, SAND CEO.

About SAND Technology

SAND is the world's most advanced analytic database for customer data, managing massive amounts of big data, driving unparalleled performance, and deploying actionable insight to tens of thousands of users across the enterprise. With industry-leading software solutions for CRM and Loyalty analytics, SAND delivers best-of-breed analytic performance to over 600 customers. SAND Technology has offices in the United States, Canada, UK and Germany and can be reached online at www.sand.com.

SAND Technology has offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Central Europe.

SAND Technology, SAND CDBMS, Nucleus, N-Vector, and MPSO are registered trademarks, and SAND/DNA, SAND/DNA Access, SAND/DNA Analytics, SAND/DNA aCRM, SAND Analytic Server, SAND Searchable Archive, SAND Extensible Warehouse, and all related SAND-, SAND/DNA, and Nucleus-based marks and designs, are trademarks of SAND Technology Inc. Other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Securities Act of 1934 and of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 or as "forward-looking information" under Canadian securities legislation (collectively, "forward-looking statements").  The forward-looking statements are intended to be subject to the safe harbour protection provided by these Acts. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future results, levels of activity, events, trends or plans. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees and by their nature are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of SAND to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on current expectations and on information available to SAND on the date of this press release. For a more detailed discussion of these risks and uncertainties and other business risks, see SAND's current Annual Report and SAND's reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (filed on EDGAR at www.sec.gov) and the Canadian securities authorities (filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com). You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Except as required by applicable laws, we undertake no obligation to publicly release the result of any revision of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Financial Highlights

The unaudited interim condensed Consolidated Financial Statements of the Company for three and six month periods ended January 31, 2012 and 2011 and the Notes thereto are presented in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") for interim financial reporting.

As the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements represent the Company's initial reporting year of presentation of its results and financial position under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"), they have been prepared in accordance with IFRS 1, First-time Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards. Further, the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the accounting policies the Company expects to use in its annual financial statements for the year ending July 31, 2012. These policies set out below have been consistently applied to all periods presented unless otherwise noted below.




Three months ended January 31,


Six months ended January 31,

Results of Operations



2012


2011


2012


2011











Revenue



$     698,245


$ 1,782,713


$  1,298,586


$ 3,320,244











Cost of sales and product support

266,701


235,861


516,711


519,770











Gross profit



431,544


1,546,852


781,875


2,800,474











Operating expenses









  Research and development costs, net

374,087


278,455


694,089


614,754

  Selling, general and administrative

1,371,369


1,570,724


2,639,295


2,608,259




1,745,456


1,849,179


3,333,384


3,223,013











Operating income (loss)


(1,313,912)


(302,327)


(2,551,509)


(422,539)











  Foreign exchange (gain) loss

(33,334)


(32,860)


449,382


22,713

  Interest expense



31,910


91,749


111,078


182,209




(1,424)


58,889


560,460


204,922











Loss from continuing operations

(1,312,488)


(361,216)


(3,111,969)


(627,461)

Gain on sale of discontinued operations

-


-


8,505,838


-

Earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax

-


441,305


62,922


682,820











Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss)



$ (1,312,488)


$      80,089


$  5,456,791


$      55,359











Basic income (loss) per share

$          (0.07)


$          0.01


$           0.29


$          0.00

  From continuing operations


$          (0.07)


$        (0.02)


$          (0.16)


$        (0.04)

  From discontinued operations

$                 -


$          0.03


$           0.45


$          0.04











Diluted income (loss) per share



$          0.00


$           0.20


$          0.00

  From continuing operations




$        (0.02)


$          (0.11)


$        (0.03)

  From discontinued operations



$          0.02


$           0.31


$          0.03











Basic weighted average number of








  common shares


19,135,129


15,889,620


19,135,129


15,889,620

Diluted weighted average number of








  common shares




24,223,472


27,398,932


24,223,472
























As at January 31,


As at July 31,



Financial Position



2012


2011


2011













Cash



$  1,733,072


$    237,676


$     810,745



Working Capital Surplus (Deficiency)

4,240,566


(539,827)


(1,248,354)



Total Assets



5,896,628


4,199,814


2,215,227



Total Liabilities


3,110,868


6,251,255


5,110,058



Shareholders' Deficiency


2,785,760


(2,051,441)


(2,894,831)


























Three Months Ended January 31,


Six Months Ended January 31,

Rates of Exchange



2012


2011


2012


2011











At period end - U.S. dollar


$       1.0028


$      1.0015


$       1.0028


$      1.0015

Average for the period - U.S. dollar

1.0208


1.0051


1.0102


1.0182











At period end - U.K. pound


1.5834


1.6075


1.5834


1.6075

Average for the period - U.K. pound

1.5956


1.5862


1.5972


1.6023











At period end - Euro


1.3120


1.3745


1.3120


1.3745

Average for the period - Euro

1.3478


1.3478


1.3717


1.3590











At period end - AUS dollar


1.0653


0.9998


1.0653


0.9998

Average for the period - AUS dollar

1.0419


0.9970


1.0360


0.9830



SOURCE SAND Technology Inc.



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