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Vecima posts 34% increase in Q2 revenues

Thu, 02/12/2009 - 7:20am
Mike Robuck

Canadian telecommunications equipment vendor Vecima Networks said its second-quarter revenues of $36.9 million represented a 34 percent increase over revenue in the second quarter a year ago.

Total sales for the first half of fiscal 2009 increased by 37 percent, to $73.6 million, up from $53.8 million for the six months ended in 2007.

Vecima’s broadband wireless sales increased 26 percent to $2.8 million for the second quarter of this fiscal year, compared with $2.2 million for the three months ended in 2007. Wireless sales increased 7 percent to $12.3 million for the six months that ended last year, compared with $11.5 million for the first half of fiscal 2008.

Vecima said the increase in the second quarter was driven by a rise in WiMAX sales and a growth in the shipment of broadband wireless Internet network equipment.

Operating expenses for the second quarter this year increased 22 percent to $10.2 million, compared with $8.3 million for the same period in the prior year.

"Strong, continued demand from bandwidth infrastructure partners like Cisco and Motorola, combined with the ongoing need for major cable companies to provide customers with additional bandwidth, led to significant growth in the second quarter," said Vecima Chairman and CEO Surinder Kumar. "While not immune to worsening macroeconomic conditions, we have been able to effectively manage our operations and generate solid improvements in revenue and gross margin, in excess of historical levels, as we focused on some key opportunities in our converged wired business.

“Looking ahead, we will focus on executing our multi-prong growth strategy and working closely with key customers in an effort to mitigate volatility in the near-term and generate continued, meaningful improvements in our financial performance over the longer-term."

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