Gross profit was $1.9 million for the quarter or 68% of revenue, in line with margin percentages experienced over recent quarters and consistent with the company's expectations.
Total operating expense for the first quarter was $2.2 million, slightly down from the $2.3 million recorded in the same quarter of fiscal 2012, due to lower sales.
Operating loss was $0.3 million for the quarter, compared to the operating profit of $0.2 million during the same quarter last year, driven primarily by the reduction in revenue and associated gross profit.
Net loss for the quarter ended December 31 2012 was $0.3 million (-$0.009 per share fully diluted), compared to net income of $0.2 million ($0.006 per share fully diluted) for the quarter ended December 31, 2012.
For the six months of fiscal 2013 to date, Sangoma's revenue of $5.8 million was 11% lower than the same period of 2012, resulting almost entirely from the drop in the second quarter described above. Net loss of $0.3 million which was $0.9 million lower than the net income of $0.6 million earned in the first half of fiscal 2012, resulted from the lower revenue, lower gross margin and the impact of a $0.5 million foreign exchange gain realized in the second quarter of last year not repeating this year. Total operating expense was otherwise only 3% higher than the prior year and has stabilized as expected.
Sangoma continues to have a very strong balance sheet, with working capital of $11.0 million on December 31, 2012 as compared to $11.4 million on June 30, 2012, and a solid cash balance of $3.4 million.
Intention to commence normal course issuer bid.
Sangoma Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE: STC) is in the process of filing materials with the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV") to permit it, subject to regulatory approval, to make a normal course issuer bid for up to 1,453,990 (5% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Sangoma) of its common shares for cancellation through the facilities of the TSXV at the prevailing market price of the common shares. The number of common shares purchased by Sangoma will in no event be in excess of 5% of the issued and outstanding common shares at the date the bid commences, nor more than 2% in any 30 day period. Sangoma may undertake purchases at varying times commencing three trading days after acceptance by TSXV of the normal course issuer bid and terminating one year after such date, or on such earlier date as Sangoma completes its purchases. Sangoma believes that, from time to time, the market price of its common shares does not fully reflect the value of its business and its future prospects. As such, Sangoma believes that the repurchase of its common shares will, in the appropriate circumstances, provide an economically worthwhile investment for Sangoma and it is an appropriate and legitimate use of its available funds. The member and broker that will be conducting the normal course issuer bid is PI Financial Corp. Under Sangoma's previous normal course issuer bid which expired on December 18, 2012, the Company purchased 758,000 Common Shares at an average price of $0.42. All purchases were made through the TSXV and all shares purchased were cancelled. After approval by the TSXV, a copy of the Form 5G - Notice of Intention to make a Normal Course Issuer Bid to be filed by the Company with the TSXV can be obtained without charge by contacting Sangoma's Chief Financial Officer, David Moore at 905-474-1990 x107.
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