GERMANTOWN, Md. , March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optelecom-NKF, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTC), a leading global provider of Siqura(R) advanced IP-video network solutions, today announced fourth quarter and full year 2008 results. Strong IP product sales in 2008 pushed company revenue to record levels for the year.
Revenues for the fourth quarter totaled
"We reported solid revenue and reduced operating expense in the fourth quarter of 2008. Income from operations totaled
The Company reported a net loss of
Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter (as defined in the addendum to this release) was
At year-end, Optelecom-NKF, Inc. completed a reduction in force in select business units. The reduction in force will reduce costs in mature areas of the Company's technology offerings while focusing critical investments in growing Video over IP products. The Company recorded pre-tax charges of approximately
"We are sized appropriately for the opportunities at hand," Mr. Ludwig added. "Our team is dedicated to staying on top of operations and we are prepared to respond quickly to changing market conditions. Efforts in our technology development area will lead to a continuing flow of new products that meet our customers' needs and drive our success. This has positioned us to capture business as stimulus plans take shape at home and abroad."
"We continue to address our sales effectiveness and we plan to gain market share as some competitors, lacking our strength, have to reign in their efforts. Our management team was strengthened by bringing David Patterson on board as our new president and as my successor designee," Mr. Ludwig concluded.
Fourth Quarter Conference Call
Optelecom-NKF CEO Ed Ludwig will lead a conference call to discuss fourth quarter results at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time , Friday, March 6, 2009 .
Interested parties are welcome to call 866-543-6408 (International Dial In: 617-213-8899) and request the "Optelecom-NKF conference call" shortly before the designated start time or provide the participant passcode 40321348. The telephone conference call will feature a question and answer segment with management. For those parties unable to participate in the live conference call, a replay will be available from 1:00 p.m. following the teleconference until March 13, 2009 . Those wishing to listen to the replay should call 888-286-8010 (International Dial In: 617-801-6888) and enter passcode number 12381497 when prompted.