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Metalink Reports First Quarter 2010 Results
Jul 08, 2010 (10:07 AM EDT)


YAKUM, Israel, July 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Metalink Ltd. (NASDAQ: MTLK), today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2010 ended March 31, 2010.

SALE OF WLAN BUSINESS

As previously announced, Metalink completed the sale of its wireless local area network (WLAN) business to Lantiq on February 15, 2010. Under the terms of the agreement, Lantiq has agreed to pay Metalink a total of up to $16.5 million in cash, $5.7 million of which were paid at the closing and additional payments, at the total amount of approximately $1.5 million, were paid through March 31, 2010. As a result of the sale, Metalink recorded a capital gain of approximately $6.9 million.

Following the sale, the results of operations of the WLAN business are reported as discontinued operation and the results from continuing operation no longer include revenues and expenses attributable to the WLAN business.

As a result of our holding of the proceeds of the sale of the WLAN business, there is a high likelihood that Metalink will be classified as a passive foreign investment company for U.S. federal income tax purposes in 2010 and possibly also in later years unless and until we invest a sufficient portion of those proceeds in assets that do not produce passive income.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2010: Revenues for the first quarter of 2010 were $0.05 million compared to $1.6 million for the first quarter of 2009. Net income (loss) for the period was $6.2 million, or $2.31 per share, including the capital gain of approximately $6.9 million from the sale of the WLAN business. Net loss from continuing operation for the period was $(0.5) million, or $(0.18) per share, compared to $(0.3) million, or $(0.13) per share, for the first quarter of 2009. Net income (loss) for the period from discontinued operation was $6.7 million, or $2.49 per share, compared to $(3.2) million, or $(1.32) per share, for the first quarter of 2009.

CASH STATUS: Metalink's cash and cash equivalents as of March 31, 2010 were $4.1 million.

LOAN STATUS: As previously announced, on December 30, 2009, we entered into an amendment to the Loan Agreement, whereby the repayment of the $4.3 million originally due under the Loan Agreement was reduced to $4.1 million to be repaid in four installments: $3,750,000 was repaid concurrently with the closing of the sale of the WLAN business and the remainder is to be paid in three installments between September 30, 2010 and March 31, 2011.

ABOUT METALINK

Metalink shares trade on Nasdaq under the symbol "MTLK". For more information, please visit our website at http://www.MTLK.com

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

This press release contains "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the United States securities laws. Words such as "aim," "expect," "estimate," "project," "forecast," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "may," "will," "could," "should," "believe," "predicts," "potential," "continue," and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: absence of significant operations following the Lantiq Transaction; uncertainty as to our future business model and our ability to identify and evaluate suitable business opportunities; and our U.S. shareholders may suffer adverse tax consequences if we will be classified as a passive foreign investment company. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements are set forth from time to time in Metalink's filings with the SEC, including Metalink's Annual Report in Form F-20. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Except as required by applicable law, the Company undertakes no obligation to republish or revise forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrences of unanticipated events. The Company cannot guarantee future results, events, and levels of activity, performance, or achievements.

                                  METALINK LTD.

                           CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS


                                                March 31,       December 31,
                                                   2010             2009
                                               (Unaudited)
                                             (in thousands except share data)
    ASSETS
    Current assets
    Cash and cash equivalents               $ 4,130             $ 2,273
    Trade accounts receivable                     -                 461
    Other receivables                         2,103                 602
    Prepaid expenses                             93                  88
    Inventories                                 305               1,068
    Total current assets                      6,631               4,492

    Severance pay fund                           16               1,229

    Property and equipment, net                  98               2,145

    Total assets                            $ 6,745             $ 7,866

    LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
    Current liabilities
    Trade accounts payable                    $ 406             $ 1,542
    Other payables and accrued expenses       2,156               3,239
    Short-term loan                             350               4,100
    Warrants to issue shares                      -                 289
    Total current liabilities                 2,912               9,170

    Accrued severance pay                       282               1,798

    Shareholders' equity*
    Ordinary shares of NIS 1.0 par value
    (Authorized - 5,000,000 shares, issued
    and outstanding - 2,780,231 and
    2,663,723 shares as of March 31, 2010
    and December 31, 2009, respectively)
                                                790                 759
    Additional paid-in capital              158,110             157,692
    Accumulated deficit                    (145,464)           (151,668)
                                             13,436               6,783

    Treasury stock, at cost; 89,850 as of
    March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009     (9,885)             (9,885)
    Total shareholders' equity                3,551              (3,102)

    Total liabilities and shareholders'
    equity                                  $ 6,745             $ 7,866

* The number of shares have been adjusted retroactively to reflect the one for ten reverse split of our ordinary shares dated February 22, 2010.

    METALINK LTD.

                      CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS


                                           Three months ended March 31,
                                               2010             2009
                                           (Unaudited)      (Unaudited)
                                                  (in thousands,

                                         except share and per share data)


    Revenues                                     $ 50           $ 1,625
    Cost of revenues:
    Costs and expenses                              -               452
    Royalties to the Government of Israel           -                48
    Total cost of revenues                          -               500

    Gross profit                                   50             1,125

    Operating expenses:
    Gross research and development                  -                 -
    Less - Royalty bearing and other grants         -                 -
    Research and development, net                   -                 -

    Selling and marketing                           -                 -
    General and administrative                    434               473
    Total operating expenses                      434               473

    Operating profit (loss)                      (384)              652

    Financial income (expenses), net             (100)             (958)

    Net loss from continuing operation         $ (484)           $ (306)

    Discontinued operation
    Operating loss from discontinued operation   (219)           (3,162)
    Capital gain from sale of discontinued      6,907                 -
    operation
    Net profit (loss) from Discontinued       $ 6,688          $ (3,162)
    operation

    Net profit (loss)                         $ 6,204          $ (3,468)
    Per share data-
    Basic loss from continuing operations     $ (0.18)          $ (0.13)

    Diluted loss from continuing operations   $ (0.18)          $ (0.13)

    Basic and Diluted earnings (loss) from     $ 2.49           $ (1.32)
    discontinued operations

    Basic earnings (loss) per share            $ 2.31           $ (1.45)

    Basic earnings (loss) per share            $ 2.31           $ (1.45)

    Shares used in computing loss per ordinary
    share*:
    Basic and Diluted                       2,690,373         2,385,373

    * Shares used for loss per share calculation have been adjusted
    retroactively to reflect the one for ten reverse split of our ordinary
    shares dated February 22, 2010.



    Rony Eizenshtein
    CFO
    Metalink Ltd.
    Tel: +972-9-9605555
    Fax: +972-9-9605544


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