B.O.S. Announces Net Profit in the Third Quarter and in the First Nine Months of 2010
Positive outlook for 2011
ISHON LEZION, Israel, November 9, 2010 – B.O.S. Better Online Solutions Ltd. (the “Company”, “BOS”) (Nasdaq: BOSC), a leading Israeli provider of RFID and supply chain solutions to global enterprises, today reported its financial results for the third quarter, which ended September 30, 2010.
Highlights of the third quarter 2010 results:
- Revenues amounted to $9.4 million, reflecting a 16% growth compared to the same quarter last year.
- Operating profit amounted to $229,000, compared to an operating loss of $2.5 million in the same quarter last year.
- EBIDTA amounted to $579,000 compared to a negative EBIDTA of $2.2 million in the same quarter last year.
- Net profit amounted to $10,000, compared to net loss of $2.7 million in the same quarter last year. This is the second consecutive quarter in 2010 that the Company has posted a net profit, and the third consecutive quarter it has posted an operating profit.
- Net profit (excluding amortization of intangible assets and stock based compensation) was $363,000, compared to a net loss of $2.4 million in the same quarter last year.
- Positive cash flows from operating activities in the amount of $560,000 compared to $942,000 in the same period last year.
- Backlog as of September 2010 amounted to $11.2 million as compared to $9.9 million in September last year.
Highlights of the first nine months 2010 results:
- Revenues amounted to $29.2 million, reflecting a 16% growth compared to the same period last year.
- Operating profit amounted to $1 million, compared to an operating loss of $4.9 million in the same period last year.
- EBIDTA amounted to $1.8 million compared to a negative EBIDTA of $2.85 million in the same period last year.
- Net profit amounted to $25,000, compared to net loss of $5.8 million in the same period last year.
- Net profit (excluding amortization and impairment of intangible assets and stock based compensation) was $852,000, compared to a net loss of $3.8 million in the same quarter last year.
- Positive cash flows from operating activities in the amount of $854,000 compared to negative cash flows of $624,000 in the same period last year.
Yuval Viner, BOS CEO, stated: “We are very pleased with the continuing trend of improved results for the third consecutive quarter in 2010. Despite the seasonality of the third quarter, we achieved a net profit in the bottom lineand expect growth in revenues and profits in 2011, as we focus on our profit-making activities.
Eyal Cohen, BOS CFO, added: “We are continuing to consider various alternatives with respect to our supply chain division’s U.S. subsidiary (“Summit”) and plan to make a final decision during the fourth quarter. Summit’s revenues for the first nine months of 2010 amounted to $7.5 million, with a net loss of $70,000. For the third quarter, Summit’s revenues were $2.3 million, and it posted a net loss of $224,000. BOS’ net profit for the third quarter of 2010, excluding the Summit operation, amounted to $234,000. In the event of a discontinuation of Summit operations, BOS might be subject to a non-cash write-off of up to $660,000. “
BOS will host a conference call on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time/17:00 p.m. Israel Time. A question-and-answer session will follow management’s presentation. Interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing the following numbers approximately five to ten minutes before the call start time:
North America +1-888-281-1167
For those unable to listen to the live call, a replay of the call will be available from the day after the call on the BOS website, at: http://www.boscorporate.com
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
BOS reports financial results in accordance with U.S. GAAP and herein provides some non-GAAP measures. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, nor are they a substitute for, GAAP measures. These non-GAAP measures are intended to supplement the Company’s presentation of its financial results that are prepared in accordance with GAAP. The Company uses the non-GAAP measures presented to evaluate and manage the Company’s operations internally. The Company is also providing this information to assist investors in performing additional financial analysis that is consistent with financial models developed by research analysts who follow the Company. The reconciliation set forth below is provided in accordance with Regulation G and reconciles the non-GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.
Safe Harbor Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The forward-looking statements contained herein reflect management’s current views with respect to future events and financial performance. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of BOS.
These risk factors and uncertainties include, amongst others, the dependency of sales being generated from one or few major customers, the uncertainty of BOS being able to maintain current gross profit margins, inability to keep up or ahead of technology and to succeed in a highly competitive industry, inability to maintain marketing and distribution arrangements and to expand our overseas markets, uncertainty with respect to the prospects of legal claims against BOS, the effect of exchange rate fluctuations, general worldwide economic conditions and continued availability of financing for working capital purposes and to refinance outstanding indebtedness; and additional risks and uncertainties detailed in BOS’s periodic reports and registration statements filed with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission.
BOS undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any such forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements may be based, or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.