TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alvarion® Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALVR), a provider of optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of public and private networks, today announced that it expects first quarter 2012 revenues to be approximately $33 million to $33.5 million, below the guidance previously provided by the company, primarily as a result of lower than expected sales of an older product line which the company currently intends to replace later this year, as well as a large order which has been delayed from Q1 until Q2. Based on this estimated revenue, non-GAAP net loss per diluted share is expected to be between ($0.09) and ($0.10) for the first quarter of 2012, compared to the company’s previous guidance of a non-GAAP net loss per diluted share between ($0.01) and ($0.06) based on expected revenues of $38 to $43 million. GAAP per share results, which include charges of approximately $1.5 million related to the acquisition of Wavion Inc. in November 2011 and stock-based compensation, are expected to range between a loss of ($0.12) and ($0.13) compared to the company’s previous guidance of a per share loss between ($0.03) and ($0.08). Cash and cash equivalents totaled approximately $51.5 million as of March 31, 2012.
As a result of the foregoing, the company will be in default of a financial covenant under certain loan and credit facility agreements, including a $30 million loan obtained by the company for the acquisition of Wavion Inc. The company has initiated discussions with the respective banks.
“Although we expected a decline in demand for certain older products ahead of their planned replacement later this year, we did not anticipate it would be of the magnitude we began to see in the last few weeks,” said Eran Gorev, President and CEO of Alvarion. “We are reevaluating our plan to address certain vertical market applications with the aim of accelerating a solution.
“In addition, a large order valued at over $3 million for our carrier-grade Wi-Fi solution has been delayed and we expect such order will be delivered in the second quarter. Nevertheless, we shipped over $5 million of this product line in Q1 and we believe this portion of the business is on track to meet our expectations for 2012. During Q1, we won several large carrier-grade Wi-Fi deals with Tier 1 carriers in the Asia Pacific region. We expect these deals will contribute to revenues in future quarters and they represent attractive opportunities for business over the next several years. We are encouraged by the fact that our carrier Wi-Fi solution continues to outperform competing products in field tests. With the expanded sales effort and growing list of distributors, we believe we are gaining traction as more prospective customers have an opportunity to evaluate our solution.
“Meanwhile, our business in the broadband wireless access segment was only slightly below our expectations and we recently received a large multi-million dollar order for a combination of base stations and CPEs which we expect to ship over the next several quarters,” continued Mr. Gorev.
Specific guidance for Q2 and any revisions that may be required to the financial targets for 2012 will be provided when the company announces final results for the first quarter of 2012 on May 16, 2012.
Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR) provides optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of telecom operators, smart cities, security, and enterprise customers. Our innovative solutions are based on multiple technologies across licensed and unlicensed spectrums. (www.alvarion.com)
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on the current expectations or beliefs of Alvarion’s management and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: our failure to fully implement the 2012 plan referred to above as well as our specific expectations related to the receipt of certain orders and the related effects on our revenues, our inability to amend or obtain necessary waivers with respect to covenants in our loan agreements, our inability to reallocate our resources and rationalize our business in a more efficient manner, potential impact on our business of the continued global macro-economic uncertainties, the inability of our customers to obtain credit to purchase our products as a result of global credit market conditions, the failure to fund projects under the U.S. broadband stimulus program, continued delays in 4G license allocation in certain countries; the failure of the products for the 4G market to develop as anticipated; Alvarion’s inability to capture market share in the expected growth of the 4G market as anticipated, due to, among other things, competitive reasons or failure to execute in our sales, marketing or manufacturing objectives; the failure of the Alvarion’s strategic initiatives to enable Alvarion to more effectively capitalize on market opportunities as anticipated; the potential incurrence by Alvarion of unknown liabilities of Wavion; the failure of Alvarion to effectively integrate the business and technology of Wavion into that of Alvarion and Alvarion’s products and realize the expected synergies from the acquisition; the failure of Alvarion to gain market acceptance for the Wavion products as contemplated; the failure of the markets for Wavion’s and Alvarion’s products to grow as anticipated; inability to further identify, develop and achieve success for new products, services and technologies; increased competition and its effect on pricing, spending, third-party relationships and revenues; as well as the inability to establish and maintain relationships with commerce, advertising, marketing, and technology providers and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s 20-F Annual Report Risk Factors section as well as in other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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