Reports Sixth Consecutive Quarter of Positive Operating Income; Net Loss of $.01 Per Share
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - (Aug. 14, 2002) - Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc. (OTC BB: KMBC), today announced financial results for second quarter 2002 -- the sixth consecutive quarter for which the company has reported positive operating income.
The company, a leading supplier of rugged, mobile computers for field-deployed professionals, reported operating income of $33,000 for second quarter 2002, compared to $909,870 for second quarter 2001. Net loss for second quarter 2002 was $211,144, or $.01 per share, on revenues of $2.3 million, compared to net profit of $460,565, or $.03 per share, on revenues of $4.9 million for second quarter 2001. Year-to-date net loss was $37,539, or $.00 per share, on revenues of $5.5 million, compared to net profit of $1,014,908, or $.07 per share, on revenues of $9.9 million during the same period in 2001.
"Like many companies in the electronics industry, we found that the recent economic slowdown affected the IT spending decisions of many of our customers during the second quarter, particularly those in the government and public safety sectors," said Thomas Sparrvik, CEO. "Our lower revenues reflect that fact, and while we see the purchasing climate improving, we expect that our industry will face continuing challenges in this regard for the balance of 2002. We´re pleased, however, to again report positive operating income, which we attribute to the cost reduction program we implemented in previous quarters. With our impressive product portfolio strengthened by the availability later this year of the ReVolution convertible notebook and tablet PC, we believe that we remain well-positioned for success."
About Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc.
A Minnesota corporation, Kontron Mobile Computing, Inc., has designed, manufactured and marketed rugged computers for a variety of industries and applications worldwide since 1992. It also provides product customization, integration and support services. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn., with sales, service and manufacturing locations worldwide. It is traded on the U.S. Over the Counter Bulletin Board under the ticker symbol KMBC.
Kontron Mobile Computing is the mobile computing affiliate of Kontron AG, Munich, Germany. For more information, visit Kontron Mobile Computing online at , or phone the company toll-free at 1-888-343-5396.
Forward-looking statements in this news release, if any, are made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Certain important factors could cause results to differ materially from those anticipated by the statements, including the impact of changing economic or business conditions, the impact of competition, the availability of financing, the success of products in the marketplace, other risk factors inherent in the computer industry and other factors discussed from time to time in reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.