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Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results
Jul 23, 2013 (12:07 PM EDT)
BEDFORD, Mass., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE), a leading supplier of biometrics software and services and DSL service assurance software products, today reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2013.
Revenue for the second quarter of 2013 was $4.9 million, an increase of 19% compared to $4.1 million in the same quarter last year. Net income for the second quarter of 2013 was $307,000, or $0.01 per diluted share, which compares to net income of $54.9 million, or $2.49 per diluted share, for the same period a year ago. Net income in the second quarter of 2012 included a gain on the sale of patent assets of $71.2 million. Operating income before patent related income in the second quarter of 2013 was $283,000 compared to $119,000 in the second quarter of 2012.
For the six months ended June 30, 2013, revenue increased 17% to $10.5 million, compared to $9.0 million in the same period a year ago. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2013 was $2.2 million, or $0.10 per diluted share. These results compared to net income of $56.0 million, or $2.60 per diluted share, for the same period a year ago. Year-to-date net income in 2012 also included the aforementioned $71.2 million gain on the sale of patent assets. Operating income before patent related income for the first six months of 2013 was $2.3 million compared to $1.2 million for the same period a year ago.
The improvement in operating income before patent related income in the three and six month periods this year compared to the corresponding periods last year was primarily due to increased profitability in our biometrics business and lower general and administrative expenses.
Rick Moberg, Aware's co-chief executive officer and chief financial officer, said, "We are pleased to report this is our eight consecutive profitable quarter on an operating and net income basis. We look forward to continuing to build our software and services business in upcoming quarters."
Safe Harbor Warning
General factors include, but are not limited to: our quarterly results are unpredictable and may fluctuate significantly; our business is subject to rapid technological change; we face intense competition from a wide range of competitors; our intellectual property is subject to limited protection; our business may be affected by our use of open source software; our business may be affected by government regulations; adverse economic conditions; and our ability to obtain or enforce patents could be affected by new laws, regulations or rules. DSL service assurance factors include, but are not limited to: our DSL service assurance product line depends upon a limited number of customers; our DSL service assurance software products face intense competition; and our DSL service assurance software products could have quality problems. Biometric factors include, but are not limited to: market acceptance of our biometric technologies and products; changes in contracting practices of government or law enforcement agencies; the failure of the biometrics market to experience continued growth; announcements or introductions of new technologies or products by our competitors; failures or problems in our biometric software products; delays in the adoption of new industry biometric standards; growth of proprietary biometric systems which do not conform to industry standards; our ability to sell services contracts in a manner that is consistent with our business model; our ability to deliver services contract milestones; and our dependence on third party contractors and consultants to deliver certain services contract milestones.
We refer you to the documents Aware files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the section titled Risk Factors in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 and other reports and filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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