TUCSON, Ariz. - March 14, 2011-- Applied Energetics, Inc., (NASDAQ: AERG), today reported summary financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2010. The Company will host a live conference call today, March 14th at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time).
Fourth Quarter and Year-to-Date 2010 Summary Financial Results
Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2010 increased about 162% to approximately $3.4 million, compared to approximately $1.3 million for the same period last year.
Counter-IED (CIED) program revenue for the fourth quarter of 2010 increased by $2.1 million to $2.4 million as activities were focused on fulfilling our customers' requirements under the $10.4 million contract modification received in January of 2010. Revenue from Laser Guided EnergyTM (LGE) for the fourth quarter of 2010 increased by $15,000 to $563,000 , and revenue from High Voltage products also increased by $191,000 to $329,000 for the fourth quarter of 2010. Revenues for the Ultrashort Pulse Laser product line had a decrease of $192,000 for the fourth quarter of 2010.
Net loss attributable to common stockholders for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $1.0 million, or $0.01 per basic and diluted common share, compared to the prior comparable period net loss attributable to common stockholders of $1.7 million or $0.02 per basic and diluted common share.
Revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2010 was approximately $13.1 million, compared to approximately $7.5 million for the same period last year, an increase of 75%. Revenues from the CIED product line increased by $6.7 million to $9.1 million and revenues from the Ultrashort Pulse Laser product line increased by $358,000 to $684,000. Additionally, our High Voltage product line increased by $120,000 to $370,000. Offsetting these increases was a reduction in LGE product line revenue of approximately $1.5 million; total LGE revenue for 2010 was $2.9 million.
Net loss attributable to common stockholders for the twelve months ended December 31, 2010 was $3.2 million, or $0.04 per basic and diluted common share, as compared to a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $9.7 million or
$0.11 per basic and diluted common share for the same period last year. Net loss attributable to common stockholders included non-cash stock based compensation of $1.0 million and $1.8 million for the 2010 and 2009 periods, respectively.
At December 31, 2010, the Company had approximately $9.0 million in cash and cash equivalents as compared to $9.8 million in cash, cash equivalents and a certificate of deposit at December 31, 2009.
At December 31, 2010, the Company had a backlog (workload remaining on signed
contracts) of approximately $3.3 million, to be completed within the next twelve months.
Joe Hayden, President, commented, "2010 showed improvement for our company with increased revenues, controlled costs and several significant events including the continued field support of our Banshee Counter-IED system, the development of the next generation Banshee system, and the establishment of an important teaming agreement with L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation. Our efforts to implement our Strategic Plan to diversify our business are beginning to show positive results with increased interest from potential commercial customers. Increasing our commercial revenues will be especially important given the challenging Federal Budget environment which has adversely affected funding for development programs within the military. We believe that the ultra-short pulse laser and high voltage
technologies that we have developed will offer new capabilities for commercial applications and our investment in these areas will provide diversification in a time of reduced Federal, and military, budgets."
Applied Energetics will host a conference call on March 14, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. ET.
Shareholders and other interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing +1 888 680 0892 (domestic) or +1 617 213 4858 (international) and entering access code 66215688, a few minutes before 11:00 a.m. ET on March 14, 2011. A link to the call can also be found on the Internet at www.appliedenergetics.com.
A replay of the conference call will be accessible two hours after its completion through March 21 by dialing +1 888 286 8010 (domestic) or +1 617 801 6888
(international) and entering access code 37055234. The call will also be archived for 30 days at www.appliedenergetics.com.
About Applied Energetics, Inc.
Applied Energetics, Inc., based in Tucson, Arizona, specializes in development and manufacture of advanced high performance lasers, high voltage electronics, advanced optical systems, and integrated guided energy systems for defense, aerospace, industrial, and scientific customers worldwide. Applied Energetics pioneered the development of Laser Guided Energy(TM) (LGE(TM)) technology, and related solutions for defense and security applications. For more information about Applied Energetics, please visit www.appliedenergetics.com.
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