updated 11/5/2010 8:45:53 AM ET 2010-11-05T12:45:53

HONG KONG, Nov. 5, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bonso Electronics International Inc. (Nasdaq:BNSO) today reported its annual results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010.

Bonso reported a net loss for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010 of $0.66 million or $0.13 basic and diluted loss per share, as compared to a net loss of $7.6 million or $1.45 basic and diluted loss per share posted during fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. Net sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010 decreased 29% to $28.5 million from $40.4 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009.

Mr. Anthony So, President and CEO stated: "The global economic downturn that began in 2008 continued to effect the demand for our products during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, as can be seen from the decrease in revenue compared to the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. Although the overall market demand for the year was weak, our efforts in effecting tight cost control measures, the disposal of our unprofitable subsidiaries and the reduction of telecommunication products with lower margins, allowed us to reduce our net loss to $0.66 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. Also, I am pleased that we were able to achieve positive cash flow during the last fiscal year in spite of challenges we faced."

Mr. So said further: "We are very optimistic about the future prospects for our company, and we believe our shares are undervalued in the market place. Therefore, we will continue to buy back our shares in the open market when we believe it is in the best interest of our shareholders to do so. Also, we maintain a strong cash position, which was $8.1 million (or $1.4 per share) as of March 31, 2010."

About Bonso Electronics

Bonso Electronics designs, develops, manufactures, assembles and markets a comprehensive line of electronic scales, weighing instruments, health care products and telecommunications products. Bonso products are manufactured in the People's Republic of China for customers primarily located in North America and Europe. Company services include product design and prototyping, production tooling, procurement of components, total quality management, and just-in-time delivery. Bonso also independently designs and develops electronic products for private label markets. For further information, visit the company's web site at http://www.bonso.com.

This news release includes forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward looking statements may be identified by such words or phrases as ``should,'' ``intends,'' ``is subject to,'' ``expects,'' ``will,'' ``continue,'' ``anticipate,'' ``estimated,'' ``projected,'' ``may,'' `` I or we believe,'' ``future prospects,'' or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements made in this press release, which relate to the reduction of losses and a positive impact upon our future operations as a result of the sale of assets involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results to differ materially from those expected and stated in this announcement. We undertake no obligation to update "forward-looking" statements.

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The diluted net loss per share was the same as the basic net loss per share for the year ended Mar 31, 2009 and 2010 as all potential ordinary shares including the stock options and warrants are anti-dilutive and are therefore excluded from the computation of diluted net loss per share.

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