Vringo, Inc. : Vringo Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End Results for 2012
Investor Conference Call Scheduled for 5:00pm Eastern Today
NEW YORK - March 21, 2013 - Vringo, Inc. (NYSE MKT: VRNG), a company engaged
in the innovation, development, and monetization of mobile technologies and
intellectual property, today announced operating results for the fourth
quarter and year-end of 2012 and subsequent events.
"The year 2012 was transformational for Vringo. I remain pleased with the
accomplishments we have made since announcing and closing the merger with
Innovate/Protect, as well as the progress we have made in the first quarter of
2013. We remain focused on monetizing our technology and intellectual
property portfolios, which we have created internally and acquired from
leading organizations and inventors. Our efforts in 2012 have led to a
focused technology company that remains committed to building shareholder
value in 2013 and beyond," said Andrew D. Perlman, Chief Executive Officer of
2012 Highlights and Subsequent Events
*Completed our merger with Innovate/Protect on July 19, 2012.
*Raised significant capital and repaid remaining non-operating debt,
thereby strengthening the company's balance sheet.
*Acquired over five hundred patents and patent applications from Nokia
relating to telecom infrastructure.
*Acquired a portfolio of intellectual property from quantumStream Systems
Inc. and Sprout IP LLC that have broad applications to the placement of
content in digital media such as web pages.
*Concluded a three-week jury trial against Google, AOL and others in U.S.
District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division, where the
jury upheld the validity of the patents-in-suit, found that the asserted
claims were infringed, and determined that damages should be based on a
*Initiated enforcement of telecom infrastructure portfolio by filing three
patent infringement lawsuits in Germany and the U.K. against ZTE
Corporation. The patents-in-suit cover handoff, time switched transmit
diversity, interoperability between disparate networks, and
synchronization of devices.
*Extended enforcement action against ZTE Corporation in Germany by
asserting an additional patent covering certain wireless handsets with
dual antenna transmit diversity. The Judge has consolidated the two cases
and the trial is currently scheduled for October 15, 2013.
*Welcomed Ashley Keller to the Board of Directors and the Intellectual
Property, Compensation and Audit Committees. Mr. Keller is a former
partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP. Earlier in his
career, he clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy at the Supreme Court of the
United States and Judge Richard Posner at the United States Court of
Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He is a co-founder and current Chief
Investment Officer of Gerchen Keller Capital LLC.
*Hired Jason Charkow, Esq. as Intellectual Property Counsel.
Mr.Charkowpreviouslypracticed law at Winston & Strawn LLP,where
hefocusedon patent litigation related to telecommunication networks and
equipment. Mr. Charkow also has years of experience in prosecuting and
*Signed partnership with Virginia Tech IP to further research and develop
wireless technology for use by first responders and consumers.
*Ended 2012 with approximately $57 million of cash and no debt.
Year ended December 31, 2012
*We ended 2012 with positive cash flow from financing activities of $85.7
million. This is mainly attributed to $76.1 million raised in two
financing rounds and $12.3 million received from the exercise of equity
instruments by our investors.
*As of the close of business on March 21, 2013, we had approximately $54
million of cash and cash equivalents on hand. We expect these funds will
be sufficient to support our current operations and allow timely execution
of our current business plans.
*Net loss for the year was $20.8 million, mainly attributable to operating
legal costs of $9.5 million, recorded in connection with the ongoing
litigation against Google and ZTE, as well as the impact of $10.6 million
of non-cash expenses recorded in connection with amortization of
intangible assets, depreciation of equipment, and share based
compensation. Our net loss was offset by a net non-operating income of
$4.0 million, recorded mainly in connection with the decrease in fair
value of derivative warrants.
*In 2012 we recorded total revenues of $369 thousand, $269 thousand of
which was in connection with post-merger revenues generated by our
mobile-based products. An additional $100 thousand was recorded in
connection with a partial settlement of litigation in August 2012.
*On a per share basis, our net loss fell by 55% to $0.53 per basic share,
compared to a net loss of $1.17 per basic share presented by Vringo as of
December 31, 2011, pre-merger. The decrease in basic loss per share was
mostly due to an increase in the number of shares, and a decrease in the
fair value of warrants classified as a long-term derivative liability,
partly offset by increased costs reflecting the post-merger operations of
the combined company.
*Net loss for the fourth quarter was $14 million, compared to a net loss of
$3.2 million in the third quarter. This increase in our net loss was
mainly due to changes in the value of our derivative warrants, as well as
due to the impact of an issuance of warrants in October 2012. Overall, our
operating loss was $10.6 million compared to $10.5 million in the third
quarter of 2012.
Conference Call Information
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Time: 5:00 p.m. Eastern (Vringo recommends dialing in ten minutes in advance)
Domestic: (888) 645 - 4404
International: (201) 604 - 0169
Replay (available shortly after conclusion): (888) 632 - 8973 or (201) 499 -
Confirmation Code: 80209959#
About Vringo, Inc.
Vringo, Inc. is engaged in the innovation, development and monetization of
mobile technologies and intellectual property. Vringo's intellectual property
portfolio consists of over 500 patents and patent applications covering
telecom infrastructure, internet search, and mobile technologies. The patents
and patent applications have been developed internally, and acquired from
third parties. Vringo operates a global platform for the distribution of
mobile social applications and services. For more information, visit:
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"projects," "intends," "should," "seeks," "future," "continue," or the
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statements are statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking
statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual
results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained
herein. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include,
but are not limited to: the inability to realize the potential value created
by the merger with Innovate/Protect for our stockholders; our inability to
raise additional capital to fund our combined operations and business plan;
our inability to monetize and recoup our investment with respect to patent
assets that we acquire; our inability to maintain the listing of our
securities on the NYSE MKT; the potential lack of market acceptance of our
products; our inability to protect our intellectual property rights; potential
competition from other providers and products; our inability to license and
monetize the patents owned by Innovate/Protect, including the outcome of the
litigation against online search firms and other companies; our inability to
monetize and recoup our investment with respect to patent assets that we
acquire; and other risks and uncertainties and other factors discussed from
time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
("SEC"), including our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March
21, 2013. Vringo expressly disclaims any obligation to publicly update any
forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
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