SAND Technology Announces Results for the Second Quarter Ended January 31, 2013 MONTREAL, March 27, 2013 /CNW/ - SAND Technology Inc. (OTCBB:SNDTF.OB) today reported a net loss for the second quarter ended January 31, 2013 of $249,067 on revenues of $551,072. For the six-month period ended January 31, 2013, the net loss was $713,999 on revenues of $1,129,295. The Company reported an operating loss, before foreign exchange, interest and earnings from discontinued operations, for the quarter ended January 31, 2013 of $227,118 compared with an operating loss, before foreign exchange, interest and earnings from discontinued operations of $1,313,912 for the quarter ended January 31, 2012. For the six month period ended January 31, 2013, the Company reported an operating loss, before foreign exchange, interest and earnings from discontinued operations of $676,814 compared with an operating loss, before foreign exchange, interest and earnings from discontinued operations of $2,580,139 for the six-month period ended January 31, 2012. During the six-month period ended January 31, 2012, the Company generated a net income of $5,456,791 which included a gain of $8,571,967 on the sale of the Company's SAP Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) Product Line to Informatica Corporation realized in October 2011. All figures are in Canadian dollars. As previously announced, the Company's Board of Directors has taken steps to reduce the Company's current cost of operations as it continues to evaluate its strategic options, with the objective of maximizing value for shareholders. There can be no assurance, however, that the strategic review will result in any specific transaction. About SAND Technology SAND revenues consist of license fees for software products and fees for a range of associated services, including software maintenance and support, training and system implementation consulting. SAND Technology has offices in the United States, Canada, UK and Germany and can be reached online at www.sand.com. SAND Technology, SAND CDBMS, Nucleus, N-Vector, and MPSO are registered trademarks, and SAND/DNA, SAND/DNA Analytics, SAND/DNA aCRM, SAND Analytic Server, SAND Extensible Warehouse, and all related SAND-, SAND/DNA, and Nucleus-based marks and designs, are trademarks of SAND Technology Inc. Other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners. Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements contained in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Securities Act of 1934 and of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 or as "forward-looking information" under Canadian securities legislation (collectively, "forward-looking statements"). The forward-looking statements are intended to be subject to the safe harbour protection provided by these Acts. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future results, levels of activity, events, trends or plans. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees and by their nature are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of SAND to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on current expectations and on information available to SAND on the date of this press release. For a more detailed discussion of these risks and uncertainties and other business risks, see SAND's current Annual Report and SAND's reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (filed on EDGAR at www.sec.gov) and the Canadian securities authorities (filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com). You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Except as required by applicable laws, we undertake no obligation to publicly release the result of any revision of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Financial Highlights The following financial information is expressed in Canadian dollars and should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company for the three-month and six-month periods ended January 31, 2013 and 2012 and the notes thereto which are presented in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") as issued by the International Accounting Standard Board ("IASB"). Three months ended Six months ended January January 31, January 31, 31, January 31, Results of Operations 2013 2012 2013 2012 Revenue $ 551,072 $ 698,245 $ $ 1,298,586 1,129,295 Cost of sales and product 47,083 266,701 162,702 516,711 support Gross profit 503,989 431,544 966,593 781,875 Operating expenses Research and 225,720 374,087 472,640 694,089 development costs, net Selling, general and 505,387 1,371,369 1,170,767 2,667,925 administrative 731,107 1,745,456 1,643,407 3,362,014 Operating loss (227,118) (1,313,912) (676,814) (2,580,139) Net finance 21,949 (1,424) 75,734 597,959 expense Loss from continuing (249,067) (1,312,488) (752,548) (3,178,098) operations Gain on sale of discontinued - - - 8,571,967 operations Earnings from discontinued - - - 62,922 operations, net of tax Net income before income (249,067) (1,312,488) (752,548) 5,456,791 taxes Income tax - - 38,549 - recovery Net income (loss) and $ $ $ comprehensive income (249,067) (1,312,488) (713,999) $ 5,456,791 (loss) Basic income (loss) per $ (0.01) $ (0.07) $ (0.04) $ 0.23 share Basic weighted average number of common 20,565,748 19,358,636 19,893,609 24,186,465 shares As at January July 31, 31, Financial 2013 2012 Position Cash $ 213,245 $ 811,655 Working 450,992 97,140 Capital Total assets 2,838,217 3,212,678 Total 3,477,482 3,148,647 liabilities Shareholders' equity (639,265) 64,031 (deficiency) Investor Relations, Mr. Wayne Musselman, Director, SAND Technology Inc., 514-939-3477 http://www.sand.com SOURCE: SAND Technology Inc. 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SAND Technology Announces Results for the Second Quarter Ended January 31, 2013
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