Revenues for the first quarter of 2013 reached $90.1 million, down 18% from $110.0 million for the first quarter of 2012, and down 16% from $106.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Net loss in accordance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for the first quarter of 2013 was $(14.1) million or $(0.38) per basic share and diluted share, compared to net loss of $(7.4) million in the first quarter of 2012, or $(0.20) per basic share and diluted share.
On a non-GAAP basis, excluding (a) $1.1 million of stock-based compensation expenses, (b) $0.7 million amortization of intangible assets, (c) $0.4 million inventory step up related to the Nera acquisition, (d) $2.8 million restructuring and other charges related to reduction in workforce (e) $0.3 million of changes in pre-acquisition indirect tax positions and (f) $3.1 million finance expenses related to a non-recurring currency devaluation in Venezuela, net loss for the first quarter was $(5.7) million, or $(0.16) per basic share and diluted share. Non-GAAP net loss for the first quarter of 2012 was $(2.2) million, or $(0.06) per basic share and diluted share (please refer to the accompanying financial tables for reconciliation of GAAP financial information to non-GAAP).
Gross margin on a GAAP basis in the first quarter of 2013 was 30.5% of revenues. Gross margin on a non-GAAP basis was 31.9% of revenues.
Operating loss on a GAAP basis in the first quarter of 2013 was $(8.7) million. On a non-GAAP basis operating loss was $(3.4) million.
Cash and cash investments at the end of the quarter were $51.6 million.
“Our financial results for the first quarter of 2013 reflect longer sales cycles,” said Ira Palti, President and CEO of Ceragon. “The outlook remains the same as we indicated on April 8th. We are not seeing carriers cancelling or reducing the scope of their planned projects, and the delays in closing deals relate mainly to operator hesitation during a period of reevaluating business models with a network architecture transition on the horizon.
“Meanwhile, the response to our new product line from initial evaluations is very encouraging, and we expect to be able to capitalize on our leadership position beginning next year when the transition to new architectures expands beyond early adopters.”
Supplemental revenue breakouts:
Geographical breakdown, first quarter of 2013:
- Europe: 19%
- Africa: 13%
- North America: 9%
- Latin America: 38%
- India: 8%
- APAC: 13%
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