eOn Communications Reports Third Quarter Results and Acquisition of Majority Interest in Cortelco Systems Puerto Rico

Jun 10, 2010, 10:00 ET from eOn Communications Corporation

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- eOn Communications Corporation™ (Nasdaq: EONC) (the "Company"), a leading provider of telecommunications solutions, today reported third quarter fiscal 2010 results for the period ended April 30, 2010 and the acquisition of a majority interest in Cortelco Systems Puerto Rico on June 9, 2010.

Third quarter revenue increased 45% to $3,576.000 from $2,465,000 in the third quarter of last year.  Net income for the quarter, excluding the impact of the imputed interest expense, was $102,000, or $0.04 per common share.  With imputed interest, the quarter had a net loss of $47,000 or $0.02 per common share compared to net income of $60,000, or $0.02 per common share in the quarter ended April 30, 2009.  The net loss in the quarter ended April 30, 2010 included $149,000 of imputed interest expense due to the amortization of the difference between the face value of the contingent obligation to the former Cortelco shareholders and the discounted present value of the note payable recorded on the balance sheet.

Revenue for the nine months was $11,617,000, an increase of 109% compared to revenue of $5,556,000 for the nine months ended April 30, 2009.  Net income for the nine months ended April 30, 2010, was $84,000 or $0.03 per common share, compared to a net loss of $450,000, or $0.16 per common share for the nine months ended April 30, 2009.  Net income, excluding imputed interest expense of $499,000, was $583,000 or $0.21 per common share for the first nine months of fiscal 2010.   Financial results include the operating results of Cortelco Systems Holding Corp., which was acquired on April 1, 2009.

Mr. David Lee, Chairman of eOn's Board of Directors noted, "While our results for the quarter were below our expectations, we are evaluating strategic alternatives to improve our performance.  Positive results for the nine months, despite economic conditions, are reflective of the Company's commitment to increase revenue and control operating costs."

Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities increased 21% to $2,536,000 from $2,094,000 as of April 30, 2009.  Cash and cash equivalents decreased 16% from $3,010,000 as of July 31, 2009 primarily as a result of payments against the note payable to former Cortelco shareholders.

The Company also today announced the June 9, 2010 acquisition of majority interest in Cortelco Systems Puerto Rico, a value-added reseller of third-party brands of product solutions including voice, data, security, applications, transmission and telephone billing services.  Mr. James Hopper, eOn's President and CEO, noted, "The two companies are complimentary, both geographically and in providing innovative solutions to customers.  Synergies are expected with this acquisition as we focus on driving revenue, particularly in new product lines."

The accompanying pro forma statements of operations for the three and nine months ended April 30, 2010 give effect to the acquisition of Cortelco Systems Puerto Rico by eOn Communications as if it had been consummated at the beginning of the periods presented.  The Company is evaluating the excess of fair value over the purchase price and expects to record a gain the fourth fiscal quarter of 2010 after the evaluation is complete.

About eOn Communications™

eOn Communications Corporation™ is a global provider of innovative communications solutions.  Backed by over 20 years of telecommunications engineering expertise, our solutions enable our customers to easily leverage advanced technologies in order to communicate more effectively.  To find out more information about eOn Communications and its solutions, visit the World Wide Web at www.eoncommunications.com, or call 800-955-5321.

Note:

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including technical and competitive factors, which could cause the Company's results and the timing of certain events to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements.  Such risks are detailed in eOn Communications Corporation's most recent Form 10-Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

eOn Communications Corporation, the mark eOn, and eQueue are trademarks of eOn Communications Corporation.

eOn Communications Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Unaudited

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

April 30,

April 30,

2010

2009

2010

2009

REVENUE

Net revenue

$ 3,576

$ 2,465

$ 11,617

$ 5,556

COST OF REVENUE

Cost of revenue

2,250

1,356

7,306

2,872

Gross profit

1,326

1,109

4,311

2,684

OPERATING EXPENSE

Selling, general and administrative

1,058

852

3,346

2,307

Research and development

141

172

395

754

Other expenses

25

26

57

87

Total operating expense

1,224

1,050

3,798

3,148

Income (loss) from operations

102

59

513

(464)

Interest (expense) income, net

(149)

1

(499)

14

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated investee

2

-

51

-

(Loss) income before income taxes

(45)

60

65

(450)

Income tax expense (benefit)

2

-

(19)

-

Net (loss) income

$    (47)

$      60

$        84

$  (450)

COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME

Net (loss) income

$    (47)

$      60

$        84

$  (450)

Unrealized gains on available-for-sale securities

1

-

5

-

Foreign currency translation adjustment

-

-

-

(1)

Comprehensive (loss) income

$    (46)

$      60

$        89

$  (451)

Weighted average shares outstanding

Basic

2,756

2,736

2,743

2,735

Diluted

2,756

2,736

2,745

2,735

Basic (loss) income per share

$ (0.02)

$   0.02

$     0.03

$ (0.16)

Diluted (loss) income per share

$ (0.02)

$   0.02

$     0.03

$ (0.16)

eOn Communications Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

April 30,

July 31,

2010

2009

(unaudited)

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$        2,536

$        3,010

Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance of $298 and $332, respectively

          1,995

          2,943

Trade accounts receivable - related party

               10

             228

Inventories

          4,848

          5,032

Deferred income taxes

             270

             270

Prepaid and other current assets

             177

             242

Total current assets

          9,836

        11,725

Property and equipment, net

             142

             209

Intangibles, net

             771

             410

Investments

          1,142

          1,136

Investment in unconsolidated equity investee

             191

             140

Total assets

$      12,082

$      13,620

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Trade accounts payable

$           822

$        1,127

Trade accounts payable - related party

                 5

               11

Notes payable - related party

             564

          1,157

Accrued expenses and other

          1,180

          1,628

Total current liabilities

          2,571

          3,923

Note payable - related party, net of current portion

          3,603

          3,891

Total liabilities

          6,174

          7,814

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders'  equity:

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, (10,000,000 shares authorized,

no shares issued and outstanding)

               -  

               -  

Common stock, $0.005 par value (10,000,000 shares authorized,

2,898,310 and 2,873,992 shares issued, respectively)

               15

               14

Additional paid-in capital

        56,060

        56,048

Treasury stock, at cost (139,580 shares)

        (1,503)

        (1,503)

Accumulated deficit

      (48,772)

      (48,856)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

             108

             103

Total stockholders' equity

          5,908

          5,806

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$      12,082

$      13,620

eOn Communications Corporation

Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

Unaudited

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

April 30,

April 30,

2010

2010

REVENUE

Net revenue

$ 5,719

$ 17,607

COST OF REVENUE

Cost of revenue

3,942

11,926

Gross profit

1,777

5,681

OPERATING EXPENSE

Selling, general and administrative

1,507

4,671

Research and development

141

395

Other expenses

25

57

Total operating expense

1,673

5,123

Income from operations

104

558

Interest (expense) income, net

(152)

(508)

Other non-operating income, net

6

54

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated investee

-

-

(Loss) income before income taxes

(42)

104

Income tax expense (benefit)

2

(19)

Net (loss) income

(44)

123

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

2

36

Net (loss) income attributable to eOn Communications Corporation

$  (46)

$ 87

Weighted average shares outstanding

Basic

2,847

2,834

Diluted

2,847

2,836

Basic (loss) income per share

$  (0.02)

$  0.03

Diluted (loss) income per share

$  (0.02)

$  0.03

Note:  Pro forma adjustments have been made based on preliminary determination of purchase accounting adjustments based on available information and certain assumptions that the Company believes to be reasonable.  Consequently, the final amounts are subject to change and may differ substantially.

SOURCE eOn Communications Corporation



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