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Beacon Enterprise Solutions Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results
Aug 15, 2011 (07:08 PM EDT)


-- Net Sales Increase 29% Year over Year --

-- Gross Margin Increase to 44% compared to 28% in Prior Quarter -

-- Operating Expenses Decline by 30% Year over Year

-- Conference Call To Be Held Tomorrow at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time --

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc. (OTC BB:  BEAC) (www.askbeacon.com), an emerging global leader in the design, implementation and management of high performance Information Technology Systems (ITS), reports fiscal third quarter financial results for the period ended June 30, 2011, which are discussed below:

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Financial Highlights for the Fiscal 2011 Third Quarter:

  • Net Sales increased 29% to $4.5 million compared with $3.5 million in the year-ago third quarter.
  • For the most recent nine-month period, Net Sales improved by 39% to $13.5 million compared to $9.7 million in the same prior period.
  • Cost of Materials sold for the third quarter of fiscal year 2011 decreased by 54% to $181,000 compared to $396,000 in third quarter of Fiscal 2010.
  • Gross Margin increased to 44% in the fiscal third quarter compared to 28% in the prior 2011 quarter.
  • Total Operating Expense decreased by 30% from $3.0 million in the year-ago third quarter to $2.1 million due to ongoing continuation to streamline operations.
  • Loss from Operations decreased significantly from ($0.9) million in the year-ago third quarter to break even in the current quarter.
  • The Company's cash position for the quarter has increased by 182% to $694,000 vs. $246,000 at fiscal year end September 30, 2010.

Bruce Widener, Chairman and CEO of Beacon Enterprise Solutions said, "This has been a very good quarter for the company.  Challenging economic environment notwithstanding and in light of the recent positive trends in IT spending mostly related to datacenters and cloud computing, Beacon is beginning to see the result of the past three quarters' work.  Year over year Net Sales are up, Cost of Goods Sold and Operating Expenses are down, Gross Margin is up, our cash position has improved, Current Liabilities are down, and for the first time our quarterly results from operations were at break even.  And, looking ahead, we are beginning to see significant new business come on-line as we announce the results of our sales and marketing efforts for the past several quarters." 

Earnings Conference Call, Tuesday August 16, 2011 @ 10:00 a.m. EDT:

Beacon's Management will hold a conference call on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. EDT to discuss its fiscal third quarter 2011 financial results for the period ending June 30, 2011. Participants on the call will include Bruce Widener, Chairman and CEO, Jerry Bowman, President and COO, and Michael Grendi, Chief Financial Officer.  The teleconference can be accessed by calling 888-495-3916 and entering conference ID # 84108210.  Participants outside of the U.S. and Canada can join by calling 706-634-7530 and entering the same conference ID.  Please dial in 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the call.  The conference call will be simultaneously webcast and available on the company's website, www.askbeacon.com under the "Investor Relations" tab. A digital recording of the conference call will be available for replay two hours after the end of the call's completion until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, August 18, 2011 by calling 404-537-3406 and entering conference ID # 84108210.

About Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc.

Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group is an emerging global leader in the design, implementation and management of high performance Information Technology Systems ("ITS") infrastructure solutions.  Beacon offers fully integrated, turnkey IT infrastructure solutions capable of fully servicing the largest companies in the world as they increasingly outsource to reduce costs while optimizing critical IT design and infrastructure management.  Beacon is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, with a regional headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, Prague, Czech Republic and personnel located throughout the United States and Europe.

For additional information, please visit Beacon's corporate website: www.askbeacon.com

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements." Expressions of future goals and similar expressions reflecting something other than historical fact are intended to identify forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements.  These forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements about our market opportunity, strategies, competition, expected activities and expenditures as we pursue our business plan.  Although we believe that the expectations reflected in any forward looking statements are reasonable, we cannot predict the effect that market conditions, customer acceptance of products, regulatory issues, competitive factors, or other business circumstances and factors described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission may have on our results.  The company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this press release.

Contact:
Bruce Widener, CEO
502-657-3507
investors@askbeacon.com

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Marlon Nurse, V.P. – Investor Relations
212-564-4700

Halliburton Investor Relations
Geralyn DeBusk, President, or Hala Elsherbini, COO
972-458-8000

-- Financial Tables Follow --


Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries


Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets


(all amounts in 000's except share data)














June 30,


September 30,






2011


2010










ASSETS 


(unaudited)












Current assets:







Cash and cash equivalents


$           694


$              246



Accounts receivable, net


3,289


4,535



Inventory, net


566


557



Prepaid expenses and other current assets


846


357



Current assets of discontinued operations




133




Total current assets


5,395


5,828










Property and equipment, net


332


420


Goodwill


2,792


2,792


Other intangible assets, net


2,818


3,011


Other assets


23


20



Total assets


$      11,360


$        12,071










LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIENCY)














Current liabilities:







Bridge note - related party


$           100


$             100



Current portion of long-term debt


210


379



Senior secured notes payable, net of unamortized








deferred debt discount of $95


2,905


-



Accounts payable


2,184


2,971



Accrued expenses and other current liabilities


1,543


880



Current liabilities of discontinued operations




8,558




Total current liabilities


6,942


12,888










Non-current line of credit - related party


-


630


Long-term debt, less current portion


59


403


Deferred tax liability


197


153



Total liabilities


7,198


14,074










Stockholders' equity (deficiency)







Preferred Stock: $0.01 par value, 5,000,000 shares








authorized, 1,491 and 1,041 shares issued and outstanding at








June 30, 2011 and September 30, 2010, respectively, in the








following classes:







Series A convertible preferred stock, $1,000 stated value,








4,500 shares authorized, 30 shares issued and outstanding








at June 30, 2011 and September 30, 2010, respectively,








(liquidation preference $95)


30


30



Series A-1 convertible preferred stock, $1,000 stated value,








1,000 shares authorized, 311 shares issued and outstanding








at June 30, 2011 and September 30, 2010, respectively,








(liquidation preference $461)


311


311



Series B convertible preferred stock, $1,000 stated value,








4,000 shares authorized, 700 shares issued and outstanding








at June 30, 2011 and September 30, 2010, respectively,


700


700




(liquidation preference $1,007)







Series C-1 convertible preferred stock, $1,500 stated value,








400 shares authorized, 350 issued and outstanding








at June 30, 2011 (liquidation preference $693)


525


-



Series C-2 convertible preferred stock, $1,500 stated value,








2,000 shares authorized, 100 issued and outstanding








at June 30, 2011 (liquidation preference $195)


150


-



Common stock, $0.001 par value 70,000,000 shares authorized








37,451,396 and 37,376,396 shares issued and outstanding








at June 30, 2011 and September 30, 2010, respectively.


37


37



Additional paid in capital


38,128


37,137



Accumulated deficit


(35,749)


(39,711)



Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)


30


(507)




Total stockholders' equity (deficiency)


4,162


(2,003)



Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$      11,360


$         12,071












Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries


Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations


(Unaudited)


(all amounts in 000's except share and per share data)








For the Three


For the Three


For the Nine


For the Nine






Months Ended


Months Ended


Months Ended


Months Ended






June 30


June 30


June 30


June 30






2011


2010


2011


2010


Net sales


$              4,502


$              3,546


$            13,479


$              9,687




Cost of materials sold


181


396


806


1,252




Cost of services


2,309


1,088


8,084


3,724



Gross profit


2,012


2,062


4,589


4,711


Operating expenses












Salaries and benefits


758


1,785


4,296


4,564




Selling, general and administrative


1,302


1,203


3,172


3,902




Total operating expense


2,060


2,988


7,468


8,466


Loss from operations


(48)


(926)


(2,879)


(3,755)














Other expenses











Other expenses


(273)


(162)


(823)


(413)



Change in fair value of warrants


-


-


-


(4,373)




Total other expenses


(273)


(162)


(823)


(4,786)














Net loss before income taxes


(321)


(1,088)


(3,702)


(8,541)














Income tax (expense) benefit


(75)


(44)


(164)


44














Loss from continuing operations


(396)


(1,132)


(3,866)


(8,497)


Net (loss) income from discontinued operations


-


(7,623)


7,892


(7,180)














Net (loss) income


(396)


(8,755)


4,026


(15,677)














Preferred Stock:











Contractual dividends


(26)


(30)


(64)


(156)



Deemed dividends related to beneficial conversion feature




(24)




(93)













Net (loss) income available to common stockholders


$               (422)


$            (8,809)


$              3,962


$          (15,926)














Net (loss) income per share to common stockholders - basic & diluted











Net loss per share from continuing operations


(0.01)


(0.03)


(0.10)


(0.28)



Net (loss) income per share from discontinued operations


-


(0.22)


0.21


(0.24)






$              (0.01)


$              (0.25)


$                0.11


$              (0.52)














Weighted average shares outstanding - basic & diluted


37,378,868


34,049,390


37,377,220


30,528,800














Other comprehensive income, net of tax











Net (loss) income


$               (422)


$            (8,809)


$              3,962


$          (15,926)



Foreign currency translations adjustment


(8)


(148)


537


(47)



Comprehensive (loss) income


$               (430)


$            (8,957)


$              4,499


$          (15,973)



SOURCE Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc.