Mar 30th, 2009
SAN ANTONIO--GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE Amex: GSB), a leading developer of file transfer solutions, today announced that it increased cash on hand by 21 percent during 2008 while taking a non-cash write-down of approximately $9 million.
Cash on hand at the end of 2008 grew to $6.3 million with revenue of $15.8 million in 2008, versus $5.7 million of cash and $18.4 million of revenue in 2007. Excluding a $2.8 million non-recurring sale in 2007, revenues increased 2 percent in 2008 mainly due to higher earned maintenance and support revenues. GlobalSCAPE's sales of maintenance and support services continued to increase in 2008, as evidenced by the company's 24 percent higher deferred revenue balance, which will provide for steady revenue in 2009. "Given the general economic downturn during 2008 as well as our executive management changes, the improvement in our baseline revenue is particularly noteworthy and I am pleased with our year end results," stated Jim Morris, GlobalSCAPE CEO.
GlobalSCAPE's write-down during 2008 is related to goodwill and long-lived assets associated with the company's 2006 acquisition of Availl. GlobalSCAPE recorded a goodwill impairment of $5.7 million and a $3.2 million impairment of long-lived assets following an annual goodwill impairment test as required by generally accepted accounting principles. With the write-downs and other non-recurring charges taken during the fourth quarter, GlobalSCAPE reported a net loss of $7.66 million for 2008, breaking a string of 18 consecutive quarters of net income. The impairments recorded in 2008 are non-cash in nature and do not affect GlobalSCAPE's liquidity or cash flow. "Although a write-down of this magnitude results in a negative EPS of $0.44 per share, basic and diluted, this impairment is a non-event from a cash perspective and puts us in a solid financial position for 2009 and beyond," Morris continued. "We are pleased to have increased our cash on hand and baseline revenue during 2008, while continuing to operate with no long-term debt, and increasing our investments in accordance with our business strategy."
Morris, who joined GlobalSCAPE in August 2008, points out that the company continues to increase its focus on research and development, industry certifications, selling and technology partnerships, and brand development. "Our strong financial position will allow us to extend our leadership position in the file transfer market while making the strategic investments that potentially will allow us to enter other lucrative markets that require trusted and secure exchange of information."
GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE Amex: GSB), headquartered in San Antonio, TX, is a global provider of managed file transfer (MFT) solutions for securely exchanging critical information over the Internet, within an enterprise, or to business partners. Since the release of CuteFTP in 1996, GlobalSCAPE's solutions have continued to evolve to meet the business and technology needs of an increasingly interconnected global marketplace. For more information about GlobalSCAPE's products, visit www.globalscape.com.
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