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8x8, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and 2008 Fiscal Year End Operating Results

May 21, 2008
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGHT), provider of Packet8 ( business, mobile and residential communication services, today announced financial operating results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended March 31, 2008.

Total revenues for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008 were $61.6 million, compared with $53.1 million for fiscal 2007, an increase of 16% year over year. Packet8 business service revenues grew 81% year over year to $29.1 million in fiscal 2008 from $16.1 million for all of fiscal 2007. GAAP net income grew to $30,000, or $0.00 per share, in fiscal 2008 from net losses of $9.9 million, or ($0.16) per share, and $23.3 million, or ($0.42) per share, in fiscal years 2007 and 2006, respectively.

Total revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 were $16.3 million compared with $14.4 million for the same period of the prior year, an increase of 14%. Packet8 business service revenues for the fourth quarter grew 55% over the same period last year, and represented 50% of total revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter, compared with 37% of revenue for the same period last year.

GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 was $691,000 or $0.01 per share, compared with a loss of $2.9 million, or ($0.05) per share for the same period last year. Operating income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 was $695,000, the company's first reported operating income since the inception of the Packet8 business. Operating cash flow for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 was $420,000 and $3 million for all of fiscal 2008. The company ended its 2008 fiscal year with no debt and cash and investments of $14.6 million, an increase of approximately $2.6 million from the end of fiscal 2007.

As of March 31, 2008, 11,011 companies subscribed to Packet8 business services, a 57% increase over the 7,003 companies subscribed at the end of fiscal 2007.

"I am very pleased to report 8x8's first fiscal year of GAAP net income since we launched the Packet8 service, as well as the growth of our business services to now represent 50% of our revenues," said 8x8 Chairman and CEO Bryan R. Martin. "I am also pleased to report continuing positive cash from operating activities for both the quarter and the fiscal year. 8x8 is at an exciting point in its history and we look forward to continued growth and progress both financially and operationally. In particular, we have several new business service and product launches planned for this year from which we anticipate additional revenue sources for the company. We are currently in beta testing with both a new family of IP phones that will complement and expand the functionality of our existing Packet8 Virtual Office services, and a new Virtual Trunking service that will target larger businesses who already have an existing PBX system."

Management will host a conference call to discuss these results and other matters related to the Company's business today, May 21, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. EDT. To access this call, dial 888-680-0894 (domestic) or 617-213-4860 (international). A replay of this conference call will be available for a limited time at 888-286-8010 (domestic) or 617-801-6888 (international). The replay passcode is 76637417. A webcast of this conference call will also be available for a limited time at the 8x8 Investor Relations website at:

About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGHT) offers voice and video Internet-based telephony services for business and residential customers. Marketed under the Packet8 brand name, these hosted communications solutions enhance the value and functionality of existing broadband Internet connections by delivering advanced features and digital quality phone service at a fraction of the cost of legacy, copper wire alternatives.

The Packet8 Virtual Office solution, 8x8's flagship offering currently in use by over 11,000 companies, eliminates the need for traditional business phone systems by delivering all telephony services over managed or unmanaged Internet connections. This affordable, easy-to-use alternative to traditional PBX systems or Centrex class services allows high-speed Internet users anywhere in the world to be part of a virtual PBX that includes automated attendants, conference bridges, extension-to-extension dialing and ring groups, in addition to a rich variety of other business class features normally found on dedicated PBX equipment.

8x8 also offers residential, video and mobile digital phone services. For additional company information, visit 8x8's web site at For information about Packet8 products and services, visit

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 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 Ended  Twelve Months Ended
                                             March 31,          March 31,
                                           2008      2007     2008      2007
    Service revenues                     $15,068   $12,414  $56,177   $45,046
    Product revenues                       1,264     1,974    5,469     8,084
       Total revenues                     16,332    14,388   61,646    53,130

    Operating expenses:
      Cost of service revenues             3,891     4,688   16,671    19,020
      Cost of product revenues             1,552     1,974    6,762     8,074
      Research and development             1,171     1,040    4,335     4,712
      Selling, general and administrative  9,023     9,121   37,596    35,657
       Total operating expenses           15,637    16,823   65,364    67,463
    Income (loss) from operations            695    (2,435)  (3,718)  (14,333)
    Other income (expense), net              (48)      128    1,606       667
    Income (loss) on change in fair
     value of warrant liability               44      (603)   2,142     3,736
    Net income (loss)                       $691   $(2,910)     $30   $(9,930)

    Net income (loss) per share:
     Basic                                 $0.01    $(0.05)   $0.00    $(0.16)
     Diluted                               $0.01    $(0.05)   $0.00    $(0.16)

    Weighted average number of shares:
     Basic                                62,019    61,605   61,897    61,365
     Diluted                              62,148    61,605   62,112    61,365

                                  8x8, Inc.
                          (In thousands, unaudited)

                                                   March 31,         March 31,
                                                     2008              2007
    Current assets
      Cash and cash equivalents                    $11,185            $6,735
      Short-term investments                         3,382             5,197
      Accounts receivable, net                       1,807               736
      Inventory                                      1,539             2,629
      Other current assets                           1,492             1,502
        Total current assets                        19,405            16,799
    Property and equipment, net                      2,010             2,840
    Other assets                                       136               319
            Total assets                           $21,551           $19,958

    Current liabilities
      Accounts payable                              $4,885            $4,919
      Accrued compensation                           1,048               825
      Accrued warranty                                 314               323
      Deferred revenue                               3,139             1,488
      Other accrued liabilities                      3,872             3,386
        Total current liabilities                   13,258            10,941

    Other liabilities                                  109               253
    Fair value of warrant liability                    335             3,387
            Total liabilities                       13,702            14,581

    Total stockholders' equity                       7,849             5,377
            Total liabilities and
             stockholders' equity                  $21,551           $19,958

SOURCE 8x8, Inc.
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/CONTACT: Investor Relations, Joan Citelli of 8x8, Inc., +1-408-687-4320,
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