Press Release

CERAGON NETWORKS REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END 2011 FINANCIAL RESULTS

February 28, 2012

Full year revenues reach a record $445.3 million; improves gross margin and profitability quarter over quarter

Paramus, New Jersey, February 28, 2012 Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT), the #1 wireless backhaul specialist today reported results for the fourth quarter which ended December 31, 2011.

Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2011 reached $118.5 million, up 77% from $67.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2010, and up 2% from $116.1 million in the third quarter of 2011.

Net loss in accordance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for the fourth quarter of 2011 was ($8.2) million or $(0.23) per basic share and diluted share, compared to net income of $3.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2010, or $0.11 per basic share and $0.10 per diluted share.

On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the fourth quarter, excluding (a) $2.0 million of equity-based compensation expenses, and (b) $8.4 million charges related to the Nera acquisition and integration plan, was $2.3 million, or $0.06 per basic share and diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $6.1 million, or $0.17 per basic and diluted share (please refer to the accompanying financial tables for reconciliation of GAAP financial information to non-GAAP).

Revenues for the full year of 2011 were $445.3 million, up 78% from $249.9 million in 2010. Net loss on a GAAP basis for 2011 was $(53.7) million or $(1.49) per basic share and diluted share. Net income for the year 2010 was $14.1 million or $0.40 per basic share and $0.38 per diluted share.

On a non-GAAP basis, net income for 2011, excluding (a) $6.6 million of equity-based compensation expenses, and (b) $47.5 million charges related to the Nera acquisition and integration plan, was $400,000 or $0.01 per basic share and diluted share. Net income for the year 2010 was $20.2 million, or $0.58 per basic share and $0.55 per diluted share.

Gross margin on a GAAP basis in the fourth quarter of 2011 was 29.0% of revenues. Gross margin on a non-GAAP basis in the fourth quarter was 33.0% of revenues.

Operating loss on a GAAP basis in the fourth quarter of 2011 was ($7.0) million. On a non-GAAP basis operating income in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $3.4 million.

Cash and cash investments at the end of the quarter were $49.5 million.

“As a result of our continued strong execution, we reported higher revenues, gross margin and profitability for the fourth quarter,” said Ira Palti, President and CEO of Ceragon. “I am delighted to report that the integration of the Nera business is complete. We believe our decision to seize the first-mover advantage in the latest round of industry consolidation, combined with the rapid integration, positions us to continue to grow and to gain market share as the #1 wireless backhaul specialist.

“We expect revenues in Q1 to be similar to the fourth quarter, as macroeconomic and political concerns weigh on operators’ plans in several regions,” continued Mr. Palti. “We have recently added new customers and, with other tangible reasons to expect bookings to increase, our outlook for the year continues to call for moderate growth of 10-12% for 2012. With improvement as the year progresses, our goal is to exit 2012 with gross margin in the mid-30’s and a non-GAAP operating margin of 8%-9%.”

Supplemental revenue breakouts:

Geographical breakdown, fourth quarter of 2011:

  • Europe: 24%
  • Africa: 21%
  • North America: 8%
  • Latin America: 21%
  • India: 10%
  • APAC: 16%

A conference call will follow, beginning at 9:00 a.m. EST. Investors are invited to join the Company’s teleconference by calling (800) 398-9402, or international +1(612) 332-0720 from 8:50 a.m. EST. The call-in lines will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Investors can also listen to the call live via the Internet by accessing Ceragon Networks’ website at the investors’ page: http://ceragon.com/ir_events.asp?lang=0 selecting the webcast link, and following the registration instructions.

If you are unable to join us live, the replay numbers are: (USA) (800) 475-6701 (International) +1(320) 365-3844, Access Code: 231788.

A replay of both the call and the webcast will be available through March 28, 2012.

About Ceragon Networks Ltd.

Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) is the #1 wireless backhaul specialist. Ceragon’s high capacity wireless backhaul solutions enable cellular operators and other wireless service providers to deliver 2G/3G and LTE/4G voice and data services that enable smart-phone applications such as Internet browsing, music and video. With unmatched technology and cost innovation, Ceragon’s advanced point-to-point microwave systems allow wireless service providers to evolve their networks from circuit-switched and hybrid concepts to all IP networks. Ceragon solutions are designed to support all wireless access technologies, delivering more capacity over longer distances under any given deployment scenario. Ceragon’s solutions are deployed by more than 230 service providers of all sizes, and hundreds of private networks in more than 130 countries. Visit Ceragon at ceragon.com.

Ceragon Networks® is a registered trademark of Ceragon Networks Ltd. in the United States and other countries.

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Tanya Solomon

Ceragon Networks Ltd.

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Email: tanyas@ceragon.com

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