Complete financial results will be reported on June 26, 2013
QUEBEC CITY, June 4, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX:
EXF) announced today preliminary financial results for the third
quarter ended May 31, 2013.
Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 is expected to be
approximately US$59.0 million compared to previous guidance of US$64.0
million to US$69.0 million. The company had generated revenue of
US$59.5 million in the third quarter of 2012 and US$62.6 million in the
second quarter of 2013.
Bookings are expected to reach US$61.8 million in the third quarter of
fiscal 2013 for a book-to-bill ratio of 1.05 compared to US$57.5
million in the same period last year and US$53.4 million in the second
quarter of 2013.
Given lower-than-anticipated revenue for the third quarter of 2013, IFRS
net loss will fall between US$0.02 and US$0.01 per share. The company's
initial outlook was IFRS net earnings of US$0.00 to US$0.04 per share.
EXFO will report its complete results for the third quarter of fiscal
2013 after the close of markets on June 26, 2013. All financial numbers
provided in this news release are preliminary and subject to review.
"Bookings came in lower than expected in the third quarter, particularly
in EMEA with its challenging economic conditions while the Americas was
our best performing region," said Germain Lamonde, EXFO's Chairman,
President and CEO. "The quarter opened with a good month of March,
weakened in April and ended with a strong month of May, especially in
the United States. Even though I am encouraged by our sequential and
year-over-year increase in bookings and by the heightened contribution
of newly launched products, it is too early to state investments have
returned to normal levels. However, I remain convinced there is a
fundamental need for our solutions to help network operators increase
bandwidth and quality of experience on fixed and mobile networks."
Following the release of its quarterly results on June 26, 2013, EXFO
will host a conference call at 5 p.m. Eastern time to review its
performance. To listen to the conference call and participate in the
question period via telephone on June 26th, dial (416) 981-9004.
Mr. Lamonde and Pierre Plamondon, EXFO's Vice-President of Finance and
Chief Financial Officer, will participate in the call. An audio replay
will be available one hour after the end of the conference call until 7
p.m. (Eastern time) on July 3, 2013. The replay number is (402)
977-9141 and the reservation number is 21658380. The live audio Webcast
and replay of the conference call will also be available on EXFO's
website at www.EXFO.com/investors.
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is among the leading
providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for
wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers in
the global telecommunications industry. The company offers innovative
solutions for the development, installation, management and maintenance
of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks—from the core to the edge.
Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN,
FTTx, VDSL2, ADSL2+ and various optical technologies accounting for
more than 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market. EXFO has a staff
of approximately 1700 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000
customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995,
and we intend that such forward-looking statements be subject to the
safe harbors created thereby. Forward-looking statements are statements
other than historical information or statements of current condition.
Words such as may, will, expect, believe, anticipate, intend, could,
estimate, continue, or the negative or comparable terminology are
intended to identify forward-looking statements. In addition,
any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other
characterizations of future events and circumstances are considered
forward-looking statements. They are not guarantees of future
performance and involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may
differ materially from those in forward-looking statements due to
various factors including macro-economic uncertainty and/or recession
(including our ability to quickly adapt cost structures with
anticipated levels of business and our ability to manage inventory
levels with market demand); capital spending and network deployment
levels in the telecommunications industry; future economic,
competitive, financial and market conditions; limited visibility with
regards to customer orders and the timing of such orders; fluctuating
exchange rates; consolidation in the global telecommunications test and
service assurance industry and increased competition among vendors;
concentration of sales; timely release and market acceptance of our new
products and other upcoming products; our ability to successfully
integrate our acquired and to-be-acquired businesses; our ability to
successfully expand international operations; and the retention of key
technical and management personnel. Assumptions relating
to the foregoing involve judgments and risks, all of which are
difficult or impossible to predict and many of which are beyond our
control. Other risk factors that may affect our future performance and
operations are detailed in our Annual Report, on Form 20-F, and our
other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the
Canadian securities commissions. We believe that the expectations
reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable based on
information currently available to us, but we cannot assure you that
the expectations will prove to have been correct. Accordingly, you
should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.
These statements speak only as of the date of this document. Unless
required by law or applicable regulations, we undertake no obligation
to revise or update any of them to reflect events or circumstances that
occur after the date of this document.
SOURCE: EXFO inc.
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Manager, Investor Relations
(418) 683-0913, Ext. 23733