SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 26, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT), provider of innovative business communications solutions, today announced financial operating results for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 ended December 31, 2010.
Total revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 rose to a record $17.8 million, an increase of 12% compared to revenue of $15.9 million for the same period of fiscal 2010. Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 was $1.5 million, or $0.02 per share, an increase of 48% compared to net income of $1 million, or $0.02 per share, for the same period last year. Net income results for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 included a one time $625,000 charge accrued during the quarter due to the previously disclosed settlement of a class action wage and hour lawsuit. The one-time charge had a $0.01 per share impact on the Company's earnings per share.
For the nine-month period ending December 31, 2010, total revenue was $52 million, compared to revenue of $47.5 million for the same period of fiscal 2010. Net income for the nine-month period ending December 31, 2010 was $4.5 million, or $0.07 per share, an increase of 62% compared to net income of $2.8 million, or $0.04 per share for the same period of fiscal 2010.
Business customer churn during the third quarter of fiscal 2011 was 2.2%, compared to a churn rate of 2.4% for the same period last year. The Company ended the quarter with 23,251 business customers, up from 19,407 customers a year ago.
Cash, cash equivalents and investments increased during the quarter by $2.6 million, as the Company generated approximately $2.7 million cash from operations and additionally received approximately $2.3 million cash from warrant and stock option exercises during the quarter. This was offset by the Company repurchasing 539,159 shares of its common stock during the quarter under its share repurchase program at an average share price of $2.30 and a total cost of $1,237,714. Total shares outstanding as of December 31, 2010 were 63.3 million. The Company ended the third quarter of fiscal 2011 with $20.5 million in cash, cash equivalents and investments.
8x8 also announced that between January 1 and January 25, 2011, the Company has repurchased an additional 818,537 shares at an average share price of $2.72 and a total cost of $2,223,990.
"8x8 generated solid results for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 with record setting quarterly revenue and an increase of $2.6 million cash and investments on our balance sheet," said 8x8 Chairman & CEO Bryan Martin. "Along with these financial metrics, we are pleased to report the addition during the third fiscal quarter of nearly 2,800 gross new business customers each purchasing, on average, 10.5 lines and services from our business offerings. We also won a third government contract for managed hosting and private cloud computing services with one of our carrier partners, which were deployed this month, and announced the establishment of a Washington, DC-based presence to oversee development of new government contracts."
"During the quarter, we achieved our highest customer satisfaction metrics to date, and continue to develop and deploy new initiatives to simplify and advance our customers' implementation and control of their business services," Mr. Martin continued. "As such, business customer churn remained steady at 2.2% and we are hopeful that the customer service and user experience initiatives we will be launching this year, combined with the continued adoption of our differentiated unified communications offering and favorable response to the Polycom IP phones we rolled out during the quarter, will have a more favorable impact on these metrics going forward."
Q3FY'11 Business Highlights:
- Grew top line revenue to a record $17.8 million, up 12% from $15.9 million for the same period of fiscal 2010
- Posted net income of $1.5 million, or $0.02 per share, compared to $1 million, or $0.02 per share, for the same period last year. Third quarter fiscal 2011 net income was reduced by a one-time $625,000 legal settlement, $99,000 of stock compensation expense and $361,000 of depreciation and amortization
- Reported operating income of $1.4 million, compared to $1.3 million in the same period last year
- Repurchased 539,159 shares of its common stock under its share repurchase program at an average share price of $2.30 and a total cost of $1,237,714. Through December 31, 2010, the Company repurchased 2,484,948 shares at an average per share price of $1.71 and a total cost of $4,237,698. As of December 31, 2010, the Company had 63,308,841 total shares outstanding
- Repurchased an additional 818,537 shares at an average share price of $2.72 and a total cost of $2,223,990 between January 1 and January 25, 2011
- Ended the third quarter of fiscal 2011 with $20.5 million in cash, cash equivalents and investments, the highest level since fiscal 2006
- Continued record-low customer churn rate of 2.2% compared to 2.4% in the same period last year
- Added 1,084 net new business customers during the quarter for a total count of 23,251 business customers as of December 31, 2010; an increase of 3,844 from 19,407 business customers at December 31, 2009
- Sold 29,347 new business lines and services compared to 26,354 in the same period last year
- Established partnership with Polycom and added new IP desk and conference phones to 8x8 product portfolio
Management will host a conference call to discuss these results and other matters related to the Company's business today, January 26, 2011, at 4:30 p.m. ET. The call is accessible via the following numbers and webcast links:
Supplemental financial slides will be presented through 8x8's Virtual Meeting web conferencing portal, which can be accessed at:
About 8x8, Inc.
8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT) leverages its patented software technologies to deliver high quality voice solutions and integrated messaging and video to businesses of any size with employees in any location on a wide variety of business telephony, web and mobile platforms. 8x8 also offers managed hosting and cloud-based computing services. For additional information, visit , or connect with 8x8 on Facebook and Twitter.
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