Network-1 Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results
NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NSSI) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2008. Network-1 reported a net loss of ($383,000) or $(0.02) per share for the third quarter ended September 30, 2008 as compared to a net loss of ($134,000) or $(.01) per share for the third quarter ended September 30, 2007. Included in the net loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2008 and September 30, 2007 was non-cash compensation expenses of $70,000 and $67,000, respectively.
Network-1 reported a net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 of $(1,104,000) or $(0.05) per share, compared with a net loss of $(2,531,000) or $(0.12) per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2007. Included in the net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 and September 30, 2007 was non-cash compensation expenses of $216,000 and $1,294,000, respectively.
Network-1 had revenues of $106,000 and $240,000 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008, respectively, which was related to the receipt of royalties pursuant to its license agreements with D-Link Corporation and Microsemi Corporation. For the three month and nine month periods ended September 30, 2007, Network-1 had royalty revenues of $181,000.
At September 30, 2008, Network-1 had $4,788,000 in cash and cash equivalents which management believes will be sufficient to fund its operations until at least December 31, 2009.
On February 11, 2008, Network-1 announced that it had initiated patent litigation against several major data networking equipment manufacturers in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, for infringement of its Remote Power Patent. Named as defendants in the lawsuit are Cisco Systems, Inc., Cisco-Linksys, LLC, Enterasys Networks, Inc., 3Com Corporation, Inc., Extreme Networks, Inc., Foundry Networks, Inc., NETGEAR, Inc., and Adtran, Inc.
On June 30, 2008, Network-1 announced a Special Licensing Program for the Remote Power Patent. The Special Licensing Program is of limited duration (through December 31, 2008) and is being implemented on an industry-wide basis to offer discounted running royalty rates and exceptions to Network-1's standard licensing terms and conditions for the Remote Power Patent to vendors of finished products that comply with the PoE Standard, including equipment defined in the PoE Standard as Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) and Powered Devices (PD).
On August 13, 2008, Microsemi Corporation entered into a license agreement, with Network-1 as part of our Special Licensing Program. The license agreement provides that Microsemi Corporation is obligated to pay Network-1 quarterly royalty payments of 2% of the sales price for certain of Microsemi's Midspan PoE products for the full term of the Remote Power Patent (March 2020).
The Remote Power Patent relates to, among other things, the delivery of power over Ethernet cables in order to remotely power network connected devices including, among others, wireless switches, wireless access points, RFID card readers, VOIP telephones and network cameras. In June 2003, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) approved the IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet ("PoE") standard which has led to the rapid adoption of PoE.
By taking advantage of PoE technology, companies can deploy next generation solutions such as Voice over IP and Wireless LAN's without having to run separate power cables. PoE technology provides numerous benefits including significant deployment savings and increased service reliability through centralized backup power. These benefits have caused analysts to identify PoE as a "must have" technology and vendors have responded with a wealth of new product offerings.
Indeed, industry analysts expect PoE to become a defacto technology embedded in LAN Ethernet switches that power devices such as wireless access points, VOIP telephones, and network cameras, among others. Industry analysts project that in 2008 fully 20% of all Ethernet switch ports were PoE enabled and between 90 and 95% of IP Phones and Wireless Access Points were also so enabled.
ABOUT NETWORK-1 SECURITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc. is engaged in the acquisition, development, licensing and protection of its intellectual property and proprietary technologies. It currently owns six patents covering various telecommunications and data networking technologies and is currently focusing its licensing efforts on its Remote Power Patent (U.S. Patent No. 6,218,930) covering the remote delivery of power over Ethernet networks. The Remote Power Patent was granted by the U.S. Office of Patents and Trademarks on April 21, 2001 and expires on March 11, 2020.
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements address future events and conditions concerning Network-1's business plans. Such statements are subject to a number of risk factors and uncertainties as disclosed in Network-1's Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended December 31, 2007 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2008 including, among others, the ability of Network-1 to obtain license agreements from third parties for its patent portfolio, uncertainty of patent litigation, Network-1's ability to achieve revenues and profits from its patent portfolio, Network-1's ability to raise capital when needed, future economic conditions and technology changes and legislative, regulatory and competitive developments. Except as otherwise required to be disclosed in periodic reports, Network-1 expressly disclaims any future obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statement contained herein.
The condensed statements of operations and condensed balance sheets are attached.
Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc. Condensed Statements of Operations Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2008 2007 2008 2007 Royalty Revenue $106,000 $181,000 $240,000 $181,000 Cost of Revenue 5,000 9,000 12,000 9,000 Gross Profit 101,000 172,000 228,000 172,000 Operating expenses: General and administrative 439,000 300,000 1,209,000 $1,533,000 Non Cash Compensation 70,000 67,000 216,000 1,294,000 Total Operating Expense 509,000 367,000 1,425,000 2,827,000 Loss before interest income (408,000) (195,000) (1,197,000) (2,655,000) Interest income - net 25,000 61,000 93,000 124,000 Net Loss $(383,000) $(134,000) $(1,104,000) $(2,531,000) Loss per common share: basic and diluted $(0.02) $(0.1) $(.05) $(.12) Weighted average shares: basic and diluted 24,135,557 23,198,057 24,135,557 21,869,913 Condensed Balance Sheet as of September 30, 2008 Cash and cash equivalents $4,788,000 Total current assets $4,864,000 Total assets $4,969,000 Total current liabilities $124,000 Total long term liabilities $ - 0 - Total stockholders' equity $4,845,000 Corey M. Horowitz, Chairman and CEO Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc. (212) 829-5770
SOURCE Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc.
Released November 12, 2008