SAND Technology Announces First Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2011


    



    
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<p><span class="xn-location">MONTREAL</span>, <span class="xn-chron">Dec. 20, 2010</span> /CNW/ -- SAND Technology Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   SNDTF), an international provider of data management software and best practices, today reported a net loss for the three months ended <span class="xn-chron">October 31, 2010</span> of <span class="xn-money">$34,735</span> on revenues of <span class="xn-money">$1,968,779</span> compared to net income of <span class="xn-money">$431,290</span> on revenues of <span class="xn-money">$2,485,464</span> for the three months ended <span class="xn-chron">October 31, 2009</span>.</p>
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<p>The Company reported income from operations, before foreign exchange and interest, for the three months ended <span class="xn-chron">October 31, 2010</span> of <span class="xn-money">$111,299</span> compared with income from operations, before foreign exchange and interest, for the three months ended <span class="xn-chron">October 31, 2009</span> of <span class="xn-money">$517,352</span>.</p>
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<p>The Company raised additional financing from a significant shareholder and private investors during the three months ended <span class="xn-chron">October 31, 2010</span> in the approximate amount of <span class="xn-money">$448,557</span>, for which shares will be issued shortly. Cash flows used in Operating Activities for the three months ended <span class="xn-chron">October 31, 2010</span> amounted to <span class="xn-money">$25,466</span> compared to cash flows used in Operating Activities for the three months ended <span class="xn-chron">October 31, 2009</span> of <span class="xn-money">$211,993</span>. All figures are in Canadian dollars.</p>
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<p>"Our technology is at the forefront of the market and with the change of the sales and marketing teams, we are seeing the beginnings of change in our results. The hard work is beginning to pay off" stated Thomas M. O'Donnell, SAND's President and Chief Executive Officer. "SAND's products are market-leading with in-database analytics, Text Analytics, and pattern analysis. We have been turning SAND around and you are starting to see the green shoots in these results.  I look forward to a change in SAND's future."</p>
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    About SAND Technology
    
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<p>SAND Technology provides advanced analytics database software for analyzing large amounts of extreme data on-demand while lowering TCO, leveraging existing infrastructure and improving operational performance.</p>
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<p>SAND's software drives solutions for CRM analytics, and specialized applications for government, healthcare, financial services, telecommunications, retail, transportation, and other business sectors. SAND has achieved "Certified for SAP NetWeaver" status and SAND Nearline Integration Controller has achieved "Powered by SAP NetWeaver" status.</p>
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<p>SAND Technology has offices in the <span class="xn-location">United States</span>, <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, the <span class="xn-location">United Kingdom</span> and Central <span class="xn-location">Europe</span>.</p>
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<p>SAND Technology, SAND CDBMS, Nucleus, N-Vector, and MPSO are registered trademarks, and SAND/DNA, SAND/DNA Access, SAND/DNA Analytics, SAND/DNA aCRM, SAND Analytic Server, SAND Searchable Archive, SAND Extensible Warehouse, and all related SAND-, SAND/DNA, and Nucleus-based marks and designs, are trademarks of SAND Technology Inc. Other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.</p>
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    Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

    
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<p>Certain statements contained in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the <span class="xn-location">United States</span> Securities Act of 1934 and of the <span class="xn-location">United States</span> Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 or as "forward-looking information" under Canadian securities legislation (collectively, "forward looking statements").  The forward-looking statements are intended to be subject to the safe harbour protection provided by these Acts. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future results, levels of activity, events, trends or plans. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees and by their nature are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of SAND to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on current expectations and on information available to SAND on the date of this press release. For a more detailed discussion of these risks and uncertainties and other business risks, see SAND's current Annual Report and SAND's reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (filed on EDGAR at <a href="http://www.sec.gov">www.sec.gov</a>) and the Canadian securities authorities (filed on SEDAR at <a href="http://www.sedar.com">www.sedar.com</a>). You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Except as required by applicable laws, we undertake no obligation to publicly release the result of any revision of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.</p>
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    Financial Highlights

    
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<p>The unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements of the Company for three month periods ended <span class="xn-chron">October 31, 2010</span> and 2009 and the Notes thereto are presented in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles ("Canadian GAAP") for interim financial reporting. These unaudited interim Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared using the same accounting policies and methods of their application as the annual Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended <span class="xn-chron">July 31, 2010</span>. There have been no new accounting policies that have been adopted effective <span class="xn-chron">August 1, 2010</span>.</p>
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<p>The following financial information is expressed in Canadian dollars and is derived from its Consolidated Financial Statements for the three month periods ended <span class="xn-chron">October 31, 2010</span> and 2009. The following financial information is not necessarily indicative of the results of future operations and should be read in conjunction with, and is qualified in its entirety by, the Consolidated Financial Statements for the three month periods ended <span class="xn-chron">October 31, 2010</span> and 2009. All figures are in Canadian dollars.</p>
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                                                     Three months ended
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    Results of Operations                               2010            2009
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<p>Revenue                                       <span class="xn-money">$1,968,779</span>      <span class="xn-money">$2,485,464</span></p>
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    Cost of sales and product support                326,184         307,120
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    Gross profit                                   1,642,595       2,178,344
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    Operating Expenses
       Research and development costs, net           483,758         486,785
       Amortization of capital Assets and other
        assets                                        12,933          14,528
       Selling, general and administrative         1,034,605       1,159,679
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                                                   1,531,296       1,660,992
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    Income from operations before the
     undernoted items                                111,299         517,352
    
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       Foreign exchange loss                          55,574            (355)
       Interest expense                               90,460          86,417
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                                                     146,034          86,062
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    Net income (loss) and comprehensive
     income (loss)                                  $(34,735)       $431,290
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    Basic income (loss) per share                     $(0.00)          $0.03
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    Diluted income (loss) per share                   $(0.00)          $0.02
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    Basic weighted average number of
       common shares                              15,889,620      14,318,189
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    Diluted weighted average number of
       common shares                              15,889,620      19,372,550
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                                                     As at October 31,
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    Financial Position                                 2010             2009
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    Cash                                           $966,856         $303,531
    Working Capital Deficiency                     (967,606)        (448,496)
    Total Assets                                  2,650,193        2,630,682
    Total Liabilities                             5,110,592        4,552,035
    Shareholders' Deficiency                     (2,460,399)      (1,921,353)




    
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                                                   Three Months Ended
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    Rates of Exchange                               2010          2009
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    At period end - U.S. dollar                  $1.0202       $1.0774
    Average for the period - U.S. dollar          1.0313        1.0750
    
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    At period end - U.K. pound                    1.6321        1.7753
    Average for the period - U.K. pound           1.6183        1.7575
    
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    At period end - Euro                          1.4155        1.5896
    Average for the period - Euro                 1.3702        1.5638








    

For further information: For further information: Media - North America, UK/ Western European Press, German/Central European Press, Mr. Michael Pilcher, Chief Operating Officer, +44 779 675 7671, mike.pilcher@sand.com, or Investor Relations, Mr. Tony J. Giuliano, Chief Financial Officer, +1-514-906-4179, tony.giuliano@sand.com, both of SAND Technology Inc.

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