TORONTO - 01 Communique Laboratory Inc. (ONE: TSX-V) today announced results for its first quarter fiscal 2018, which ended January 31, 2018.
The Company's loss for the quarter was $44,537 (2017 - $97,763). The adjusted loss for the first quarter, which excludes non-cash expenses for stock-based compensation and depreciation, was $38,179 (2017 - $44,174). The Company completed the quarter with $175,319 of cash and cash equivalents. 'We remain committed to our plan of continuing operations while we pursue our appeal of the Citrix Systems Inc. ('Citrix') lawsuit until its conclusion,' said Andrew Cheung, President and CEO for 01 Communique. 'With respect to the appeal with Citrix, a hearing took place at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on February 8, 2018. We are now waiting for the Court of Appeals to render their decision on our request for a new trial.'
An Update on the Company's Operations follows
The Company reduced its operating expenses significantly in January 2016 as it prepared to work through the appeal process in its patent litigation against Citrix. In addition to moving forward with the appeal process the Company continued to work with Hitachi Solutions Create, Ltd. as well as make its products available from its web site. Substantially all development work had been completed on the products that the Company licenses and with respect to the appeal process the Company relies on its lawyers and hence minimal internal resources are required. Accordingly the Company was able to significantly reduce its expenses. The Company makes use of third party contractors for the development and support of its products as required. Revenue for the first quarter 2018 was $34,844 (2017 - $7,631) an increase of $27,213. The majority of this increase is due to an increase in royalty revenue received for the Company's share of revenue received from third parties for the sale of DoMobile in Japan by Hitachi Solutions Create, Ltd. Cash operating expenses, which exclude stock based compensation and depreciation, for the first quarter 2018 were $51,883 which is fairly consistent with first quarter 2017 of $37,762 an increase of $14,121. There were no patent enforcement and re-examination expenses for the first quarter 2018 (2017 - nil). Patent enforcement and re-examination expenses have fluctuated in prior years with the level of activity in respect of the Company's patent litigation and the re-examination requested by Citrix. With respect to the Citrix litigation, expenses have reached a cap and the Company's lawyers are now responsible for such expenses for which they are to be reimbursed out of proceeds of settlement or an award of damages, if any. As previously announced, on January 31, 2018 the Company entered into an agreement to amend the terms of its $400,000 principal amount of debentures (the 'Debentures') and 800,000 common share purchase warrants (the 'Warrants') that were issued on April 24, 2015. Before the amendment the Debentures bore interest at a rate of 10% per annum, had a term of 36 months expiring on April 24, 2018 and the Warrants were exercisable into one common share in the capital of 01 Communique at any time until April 24, 2018 at an exercise price of $0.21 per Common Share. Under the terms of the amendment the rate of interest on the Debentures increased to 15% effective April 25, 2018 and the maturity date is extended to April 24, 2019. Furthermore, effective January 31, 2018 the Warrant exercise price is decreased to $0.10 and the expiry date is extended to April 24, 2019.
About 01 Communique
Established in 1992, 01 Communique Laboratory Inc. (TSX-V:ONE) offers a suite of remote access services designed for small-medium sized business, mobile professionals and IT service providers. 01's software as a service offerings are deployed on-demand and include functionality enabling on-line meetings, remote computing and IT support.
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