E.Digital Reports Record Fiscal Year 2008 Revenues
e.Digital Corporation (OTCBB: EDIG), a leading technology innovator of dedicated portable inflight entertainment (IFE) systems and patented flash memory-related technology, today reported revenues for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2008 totaled $5.6 million, a 206% increase over revenues of $1.8 million for fiscal 2007. The increase was due to a full year of sales of the Company’s eVU(TM) IFE system to several airlines including Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Air France, Alitalia, Neos Air, Corsairfly, and through IFE specialist, Mezzo.
e.Digital recorded a gross profit of $1.5 million in fiscal 2008 compared to a gross profit of $1.0 million for fiscal 2007. Gross profit in fiscal 2007 included a $603,750 reduction in costs due to the reversal of an impairment charge previously recorded in cost of sales in the prior year. The Company reported a net loss of $1.7 million for fiscal 2008, compared to a net loss of $3.1 million for fiscal 2007. The net loss available to common stockholders for both fiscal 2008 and fiscal 2007 was $(0.01) per share.
e.Digital also announced today that it received a new eVU order from another European airline that flies to over 100 destinations. The Company shipped the order to the air carrier this month.
“We are pleased to add another airline to the eVU family and expect additional IFE orders and customers,” said Will Blakeley, e.Digital’s president and chief technical officer. “Notwithstanding the dramatic rise in jet fuel costs and the possible impact on IFE spending plans by the airlines, we believe our IFE system is the best portable solution available to airlines offering no, or limited, inflight entertainment. We also believe eVU can contribute additional revenue airlines are seeking to help defray soaring costs.”
“During and subsequent to the March Aircraft Interiors Expo, we met with potential embedded eVU system partners and, given the state of the industry and the substantial development time and costs involved to complete and qualify the system, we have elected to focus these resources on portable eVU applications outside of IFE and diversify our customer base,” remarked Blakeley. “We are working on business opportunities that we expect will yield non-IFE eVU orders later this year.”
Addressing e.Digital’s efforts with Duane Morris LLC to monetize its Flash-R(TM) patent portfolio, Blakeley commented, “We are pleased with the progress made in fiscal 2008 through the patent infringement lawsuits filed against Avid Technology, Casio America, LG Electronics USA, Nikon, Olympus American, Samsung Electronics America, Sanyo North America and Vivitar in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. We are very encouraged with Duane Morris’ enforcement efforts and activities and look forward to providing more information on this important part of our business.”
“With the filing of our Form 10-K, we can move ahead with preparing our proxy and calling a shareholder’s meeting,” concluded Blakeley. “We look forward to announcing the meeting date and providing further business information later this month.”
About e.Digital Corporation: e.Digital is a leading innovator of dedicated portable inflight entertainment systems. More than 30 airlines have made dedicated portable systems powered by e.Digital technology their inflight entertainment choice. e.Digital also owns and is pursuing the monetization of its Flash-R(TM) portfolio of flash memory-related patents. e.Digital was the first company to employ and patent important aspects of the use of removable flash memory in portable recording devices. For more information about e.Digital and eVU, please visit: www.edigital.com.
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e.Digital Corporation and subsidiary Condensed Balance Sheet (000's omitted except per share amount) (unaudited) March 31, March 31, 2008 2007 $ $ ASSETS Current Cash 122 695 Accounts receivable 175 37 Inventory 489 309 Deposits and prepaid expenses 35 51 ----------- ----------- Total current assets 821 1,092 Property and equipment, net 40 36 Prepaid transaction costs - 629 ----------- ----------- Total assets 861 1,757 =========== =========== LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT Current Accounts payable 836 687 Other payable and accruals 198 131 Accrued employee benefits 149 150 Deferred revenue 37 - Dividends - 464 Customer deposits 80 119 Current maturity of convertible note, net 367 139 Secured promissory note, net 446 750 =========== =========== Total current liabilities 2,113 2,439 =========== =========== Long term liabilities 453 754 Stockholders' deficit (1,705) (1,437) =========== =========== Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit 861 1,757 =========== =========== e.Digital Corporation and subsidiary Condensed Statement of Operations (000's omitted except per share amount) (unaudited) For the year ended March 31, 2008 2007 $ $ Total revenue 5,553 1,815 Cost of revenue (4,009) (790) ----------- ----------- Gross profit 1,544 1,025 =========== =========== Operating expenses: Selling and administrative 1,980 1,619 Research and development 1,006 1,474 ----------- ----------- Total operating expenses 2,986 3,093 ----------- ----------- Operating profit (loss) (1,442) (2,068) Other income (expenses): Interest income 41 13 Interest expense (237) (1,357) Other (81) 283 ----------- ----------- Total other income (expenses) (277) (1,061) ----------- ----------- Loss and comprehensive loss (1,719) (3,129) Dividends on convertible preferred stock (82) (123) =========== =========== Loss attributed to common stockholders (1,801) (3,252) =========== =========== Loss per common share - basic and diluted (0.01) (0.01) Weighted average common shares outstanding 252,684 217,130
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