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8x8, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and 2007 Fiscal Year End Operating Results

May 07, 2007
8x8, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and 2007 Fiscal Year End Operating Results

8x8, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and 2007 Fiscal Year End Operating Results

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGHT), provider of Packet8 ( ) broadband Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and videophone communication services, today announced financial operating results for its fourth quarter and 2007 fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.

Total revenues for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007 were $53.1 million, compared with $31.9 million for fiscal 2006, a 67% increase and the highest annual revenue in the company's history. The net loss for fiscal 2007 improved 43% to $13.8 million, or $0.22 per share, compared with a net loss of $24.1 million, or $0.43 per share, for fiscal 2006.

Total revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 were $14.4 million, compared with $13.2 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2007, an increase of 9%, and $10.3 million for the same period of the prior year, an increase of 39%. Virtual Office revenues grew by 24% and revenues from residential voice services grew by 3% compared with the third fiscal quarter of 2007. The net loss for the fourth quarter was $2.3 million, or $0.04 per share, compared with a net loss of $6.6 million, or $0.11 per share, for the same period last year.

At the end of fiscal 2007, 8x8's balance sheet included cash and investments of $11.9 million, a decrease of $492,000 from the $12.4 million held at December 31, 2006. The cash burn for the fourth quarter improved by $1.6 million as compared to the $2.1 million of cash used during the quarter ended December 31, 2006. The Company's Packet8 Virtual Office business services now comprise 37% of the company's total revenue.

"8x8 has made significant progress this year toward achieving positive cash flow while revenues climbed to their highest levels in the Company's history. The fourth quarter's results, which include cash burn well within our discretionary advertising expenditures, reinforce our belief that we are executing on a business model which will lead to profitability," said 8x8 Chairman and CEO Bryan R. Martin. "Our strategy of focusing on hosted services for business customers and the fundamentals of our business are yielding these improved results. 8x8 remains committed to developing new, innovative and differentiated services that build upon the technologies we have invented."

About 8x8, Inc.
VoIP (voice over internet protocol) service provider 8x8, Inc. offers internet-based telephony solutions ( ) for individual residential and business users as well as small to medium sized business organizations. In addition to regular Packet8 VoIP service plans priced as low as $24.99 per month for unlimited anytime calling to the U.S. and Canada, 8x8 offers the Packet8 Tango Video Terminal Adapter and DV 326 VideoPhone along with accompanying monthly service plans also priced at $24.99 per month. Packet8 Virtual Office, 8x8's VoIP phone system for small to medium sized businesses, is a hosted PBX solution comprised of powerful business class features. Companies subscribing to Virtual Office pay just $49.99 per month per extension for enterprise class PBX functionality along with unlimited local and long distance calling in the U.S. and Canada. Packet8 Softalk, 8x8's PC-based soft phone client, offers high quality voice and video in- network calling as well as outbound calling to the PSTN. For additional company information, visit 8x8's web site at

Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements include, without limitation, information about future events based on current expectations, potential product development efforts, near and long-term objectives, potential new business, strategies, organization changes, changing markets, future business performance and outlook. Such statements are predictions only, and actual events or results could differ materially from those made in any forward- looking statements due to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results and trends may differ materially from historical results or those projected in any such forward-looking statements depending on a variety of factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, customer acceptance and demand for our VoIP products and services, the reliability of our services, the prices for our services, customer renewal rates, customer acquisition costs, actions by our competitors, including price reductions for their telephone services, potential federal and state regulatory actions, compliance costs, potential warranty claims and product defects, our needs for and the availability of adequate working capital, our ability to innovate technologically, the timely supply of products by our contract manufacturers, potential future intellectual property infringement claims that could adversely affect our business and operating results, and our ability to retain our listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, as well as other reports that 8x8, Inc. files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and 8x8, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason, except as required by law, even as new information becomes available or other events occur in the future.

NOTE: 8x8, the 8x8 logo, Packet8, the Packet8 logo, Packet8 Virtual Office, Packet8 Softalk and Packet8 Tango are trademarks of 8x8, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

                                  8x8, Inc.
             (In thousands, except per share amounts; unaudited)

                                             Three Months      Twelve Months
                                                Ended              Ended
                                               March 31,          March 31,
                                            2007     2006      2007      2006
    Service revenues                     $12,414   $8,629   $45,046   $26,113
    Product revenues                       1,974    1,712     8,084     5,779
       Total revenues                     14,388   10,341    53,130    31,892

    Operating expenses:
      Cost of service revenues (1)         4,688    4,177    19,020    12,367
      Cost of product revenues (1)         1,974    2,733     8,074    10,732
      Research and development (1)           986    1,676     4,826     5,916
      Selling, general and
       administrative (1)                  9,121    8,712    35,657    27,863
        Total operating expenses          16,769   17,298    67,577    56,878
    Loss from operations                  (2,381)  (6,957)  (14,447)  (24,986)
    Other income, net                        128      311       667       847
    Net loss                             $(2,253) $(6,646) $(13,780) $(24,139)

    Net loss per share:
     Basic and diluted                    $(0.04)  $(0.11)   $(0.22)   $(0.43)

    Weighted average number of shares:
     Basic and diluted                    61,605   61,105    61,365    55,889

    (1) Effective April 1, 2006, 8x8, Inc. adopted FAS 123R, "Share-
    Based Payment," and uses the modified prospective method to value its
    share-based payments.  Accordingly, for the three and twelve months
    ended March 31, 2007, stock compensation was accounted for under FAS 123R
    while for the three and twelve months ended March 31, 2006, stock
    compensation was accounted for under APB 25, "Accounting for Stock Issued
    to Employees."  The amounts in the tables above include stock
    compensation as follows:

      Cost of service revenues               $15    $-         $94    $-
      Cost of product revenues                 2     -          17     -
      Research and development                51     239       485     239
      Selling, general and administrative    216     -       1,327     -

    Total stock compensation                $284    $239    $1,923    $239

                                  8x8, Inc.
                          (In thousands, unaudited)

                                                  March 31,         March 31,
                                                      2007              2006
    Current assets
      Cash and cash equivalents                     $6,735            $6,259
      Short-term investments                         5,197            12,726
      Accounts receivable, net                         736               776
      Inventory                                      2,629             1,738
      Other current assets                           1,537             2,316
        Total current assets                        16,834            23,815
    Long-term investments                                -             3,972
    Property and equipment, net                      2,840             3,071
    Other assets                                       284               262
                                                   $19,958           $31,120

    Current liabilities
      Accounts payable                              $4,919            $4,907
      Accrued compensation                             825               937
      Accrued warranty                                 323               301
      Deferred revenue                               1,489             2,493
      Other accrued liabilities                      3,386             2,319
        Total current liabilities                   10,942            10,957

      Other liabilities                                253                70

    Total stockholders' equity                       8,763            20,093
                                                   $19,958           $31,120
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