LOS GATOS, Calif., May 18, 2009 – Procera® Networks Inc. (NYSE AMEX: PKT), a developer of Evolved Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) solutions providing traffic awareness, control and protection for complex networks, announced its earnings for the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2009
Key Highlights for the first quarter of 2009:
"During the first quarter of 2009 we continued to gain significant traction within mobile, cable, and university segments across all theaters", said James Brear, president and CEO of Procera. "We added four global Tier 1 operators to our customer list along with some very prestigious universities in North America. While we have seen projects pushed out into later in 2009, we continue to have good visibility into our 2009 prospect funnel, and a number of key trials are progressing ahead of our expectations."
The company reported sales of $2.9 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2009; an increase of 72% compared with $1.7 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2008. Non-GAAP gross profit margin for the first quarter was 53% of revenue, widened by 4 percentage points compared with 51% for the first quarter of 2008. Non-GAAP operating expenses for the first quarter were $2.8 million, a decrease of 13% compared with $3.2 million for the first quarter of 2008. Non-GAAP net loss narrowed to $1.3 million, compared with Non-GAAP net losses of $1.7 million and $2.4 million for the fourth and first quarters of 2008, respectively. The GAAP net loss narrowed to $2.3 million or a net loss of $(0.03) per share in the first quarter ended March 31, 2009, compared with a net loss of $3.5 million or a net loss of $(0.05) per share in the first quarter ended March 31, 2008.
An archive of the May 18, 2009 conference call will be available at the Investor Relations section of Procera Networks’ website, www.proceranetworks.com, by no later than May 20, 2009.
Forward Looking Statements
Safe Harbor Statement: this press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for and potential sales of Procera Networks' products and services and statements relating to Procera Networks’ ability to meet the needs of Tier 1 organizations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include our limited operating history; our history of operating losses; our ability to raise capital; the acceptance and adoption of our recently introduced products; our ability to service and upgrade our products; our ability to prevail in customer trials; lengthy sales cycles and lab and field trial delays by service providers; price competition; our ability to obtain product or service orders after initial orders, our ability retain customers and develop new customer relationships and sales channels; the ability of distributors and resellers to sell our product; our dependence on a limited product line; our ability to introduce new products and add product functionality; our dependence on key employees; our ability to hire or attract new employees; our ability to compete in our industry with companies that are significantly larger and have greater resources; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights in a global market; our ability to manufacture product quickly enough to meet potential demand; general political, economic and market conditions and events; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information about these and other risks that may impact Procera Networks’ business are set forth in our Form 10-K filed for the year ended December 31, 2008 and subsequent reports on Form 10-Q. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Any future product, feature or related specification that may be referenced in this release are for information purposes only and are not commitments to deliver any technology or enhancement. Procera Networks reserves the right to modify future product and operating plans at any time.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
To supplement our financial results presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), this press release and the accompanying tables and the related earnings conference call contain certain non-GAAP financial measures that we believe are helpful in understanding our past financial performance and future results. For reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, please see the section of the accompanying tables titled, "GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations." Our non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures and should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our management regularly uses our supplemental non-GAAP financial measures internally to understand and manage our business and forecast future periods. Our non-GAAP financial measures include adjustments based on the following items, as well as the related income tax benefits, if any:
Amortization of intangible assets: We have excluded the effect of amortization of intangible assets from our non-GAAP net income. Amortization of intangible assets is a non-cash expense, and it is not part of our core operations. Investors should note that the use of intangible assets contributed to revenues earned during the periods presented and will contribute to future period revenues as well.
Stock-based compensation expenses: We have excluded the effect of stock-based compensation from our non-GAAP gross profit, operating expenses and net income measures. Although stock-based compensation is a key incentive offered to our employees, we continue to evaluate our business performance excluding stock-based compensation expenses. Stock-based compensation expenses will recur in future periods.
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