The company expects Q2 2011 revenue of $28.5M to $29.5M and EPS of $0.28 to $0.30 per share
Dan Borislow speaking at the Canaccord Genuity Growth Conference on August 9 and the Oppenheimer’s 14th Annual Technology & Communications Conference on August 10
West Palm Beach, FL, and Netanya, Israel – Aug. 8, 2011 - magicJack VocalTec, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CALL, news, filings), the company that invented voice over IP (VoIP) and sold over eight million magicJacks®, will release two revolutionary new products/services, magicJack PLUS™ and magicJack APP™ for Apple products and the PC on September 6, 2011.
Financial expectations include the following items: The company expects to raise its renewal rates to $29.95 by the end of this year. When enacted and coupled with its new products and service offerings, the company expects that this will enhance its bottom line (net income). The company will have increased sales for Q3 2011 compared to Q2 2011. Since the company primarily records revenue over the life of the product or service sale, the GAAP revenue will decrease from Q2 2011 to Q3 2011 as the deferred revenue for these sales increases. Q1 2012 will be the first quarter that sees the full effects of these changes and introduction of new products and services. This will include our pro rated revenue from a complete three months of stocking the retailers’ shelves with the new magicJack PLUS from Q4. The magicJack PLUS and its renewal price will have much greater margins than the original magicJack and its annual fee. The company will also see more revenue from the magicJack APPs in 2012. The projections for revenue growth are after the discontinuance of certain merger-related unprofitable businesses.
The company will continue its successful buyback program with the potential to increase it as it earns more money and cash flow becomes greater.
The company expects the addition of magicJack PLUS and magicJack APP to bode well for the future of the company. The new products and services will expand magicJack VocalTec’s customer base through wider consumer acceptance and increased applicability for small businesses. The future product lifecycle of these new products and services is expected to last for a number of years, particularly as the company will be taking a modular approach to adding features instead of replacing whole products. By the end of Q4 2011, management would not be surprised to see a GAAP run rate EPS of over $0.40 per quarter. If the company grows faster than expected, this may negatively affect income results short term.
The magicJackPLUS, the newest blockbuster in the company’s line-up of VoIP products has had rave reviews and the response has been terrific from others in the industry who are using it. The newest magicJack gives customers the option, for the first time, to use it without a computer or to plug it into a computer like the original magicJack. Free of the computer, users simply plug the USB side of the magicJack PLUS into the supplied power adaptor and then connect the other side of the device to their router/switch via the supplied Ethernet cord. Either way, customers will be talking on their phone within seconds of taking the magicJack PLUS out of the package.
The magicJack PLUS will have new features including number porting and the ability to set up hunting groups for small businesses. The magicJack PLUS contains only one chip and is a computer and a system on a chip. The latest chip the company built performs over 14 different functions and contains an ARM processor. The company expects to have important patents related to its magicJack PLUS. With the newly added number porting feature, customers may port their old number from another phone company or their existing magicJack number to this new product. magicJack PLUS is also designed to offer triple play services to customers. magicJack will not only build a pluggable, inexpensive Wi-Fi module to eliminate the need to plug into a router, but could also use a 4G module. This 4G module may enable magicJack PLUS to act as an Internet provider and a video on demand provider, hence the triple play. Using the magicJack PLUS as your internet provider, you can simply plug in your existing switch/router or use the future Wi-Fi capability built into the 4G module, eliminating any need for a switch/router in your home while numerous computers can take advantage of the 4G access. The company can envision in the future charging less than $90 per year to offer high speed Internet access and free phone service, with the ability to use it when you travel too.
CEO Dan Borislow will present at the Canaccord Genuity Growth Conference on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at 4:00 pm EDT in the London Room at the Intercontinental Hotel Boston. Borislow will also speak at the Oppenheimer 14th Annual Technology & Communications Conference on August 10, 2011, at 8:15 am EDT in Salon B of the Four Seasons Hotel Boston.
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About magicJack VocalTec Ltd.
magicJack VocalTec Ltd. (NASDAQ: CALL), the inventor of VoIP including the softphone and magicJack, has the goal of becoming the leading international provider of global voice over many platforms. The company has achieved sales of over eight million of the easy-to-use, award-winning magicJack since the device’s launch in 2008, and has the use of over 30 patents, some dating to when the company invented VoIP. It is the largest reaching CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier) in the United States in terms of area codes available and certification in number of states, and the network has historically had uptime of over 99.99 percent.