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AltiGen Communications, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results

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SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/24/14 -- AltiGen Communications, Inc. (OTCQX: ATGN), a leading provider of premise and cloud-based IP-PBX and Contact Center solutions, announced today its second quarter ended March 31, 2014 financial results.

During the second quarter of fiscal year 2014, the Company made a strategic decision to discontinue and write-down its wholly-owned subsidiary business unit -- China segment. As a result, the financial results from that business unit are reported as discontinued operations in the financial tables of this press release. Prior year results have been retrospectively revised to reflect the discontinued operations. The parent company will continue to report results as continued operations.

Results from Operations
Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 was $2.4 million, compared to $2.7 million during the same period in fiscal 2013. Gross margin in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 was 72.8%, compared to 71.1% during the same period in fiscal 2013. Operating expenses for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 totaled $1.8 million, compared to $2.2 million during the same period in fiscal 2013.

Consolidated net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 was $258,000, or a loss of $0.01 per share, compared to net loss of $509,000, or a loss of $0.03 per share during the second quarter of fiscal 2013. This includes operating loss from continuing operating of $81,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2014, as compared to $243,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2013.

For the first six months of the year, revenue was $4.9 million, compared to $5.7 million during the same period in fiscal 2013. Gross margin was 72.3% for the six-month period of fiscal 2014, compared to 69.5% in the comparable period last year. Operating expenses decreased to $3.8 million in fiscal 2014 from $4.2 million in fiscal 2013.

Consolidated net loss for the first six months of fiscal 2014 was $623,000, or a loss of $0.03 per share, compared to net loss of $554,000, or a loss of $0.03 per share in the first half of 2013. This includes operating loss from continuing operating of $255,000 for the six months ended March 31, 2014, as compared to $256,000 for the six months ended March 31, 2013.

The Company had total cash and cash equivalents of $3.7 million from its continuing operations as of March 31, 2014.

Conference Call
AltiGen will be discussing its financial results and outlook on a conference call today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. ET). The conference call can be accessed by dialing (877) 407-8031 (domestic) or (201) 689-8031 (international). A live webcast will also be made available at http://www.altigen.com. To access the replay, dial (877) 660-6853 (domestic) or (201) 612-7415 (international), account #286 conference ID #13581077. A web archive will be made available at www.altigen.com for 90 days following the call's conclusion.

About AltiGen Communications
AltiGen Communications, Inc. (OTCQX: ATGN) is a leading provider of premise and cloud-based IP-PBX and Contact Center solutions. Having more than 10,000 customers around the world, AltiGen solutions are designed for high reliability, ease of use, seamless integration to Microsoft infrastructure technologies, and are built on a scalable, open standards platform. AltiGen's worldwide headquarters is in Silicon Valley, California, with international operations based in Shanghai, China. Local sales, service and support are provided by AltiGen's worldwide network of over 300 certified partners. For more information, call 1-888-ALTIGEN or visit the web site at www.altigen.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
The Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon the Company's current expectations, beliefs, plans and assumptions, which are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to: statements regarding market acceptance of our premise and cloud-based IP-PBX and Contact Center solutions. Actual results in future periods are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to unknown risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, risks related to AltiGen's limited operating history. For a more detailed description of AltiGen's performance, please refer to AltiGen's audited Annual Report filed with the OTCQX over-the-counter market for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013. Since these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results could differ materially from expected results. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statement was made. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.


               Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations
                (Amount in thousands, except per share data)
                                (unaudited)

                                Second Quarter Ended     Six Months Ended
                                      March 31,             March 31,
                                --------------------  ---------------------
                                   2014       2013       2014        2013
                                ---------  ---------  ---------   ---------
Net Revenue                     $   2,416  $   2,702  $   4,856   $   5,688
Gross profit                        1,760      1,921      3,511       3,955

Research and development              745        764      1,489       1,513
Selling, general &
 administrative                     1,096      1,400      2,277       2,698
                                ---------  ---------  ---------   ---------

Operating loss from continuing
 operations (1)                       (81)      (243)      (255)       (256)
Operating loss from
 discontinued operations (2)         (174)      (263)      (364)       (309)
Interest and other income, net         (3)        (3)        (3)         12
                                ---------  ---------  ---------   ---------

Net loss before income taxes         (258)      (509)      (622)       (553)
Provision for income tax                -          -          1           1
                                ---------  ---------  ---------   ---------
Net loss after taxes            $    (258) $    (509) $    (623)  $    (554)
                                =========  =========  =========   =========

Basic and diluted net loss per
 share                          $   (0.01) $   (0.03) $   (0.03)  $   (0.03)
Weighted average shares
 outstanding                       23,399     16,732     23,399      16,732

(1) Operating loss from continuing operations includes revenue generated
from the following segments: North America and Europe.
(2) Operating loss from discontinued operations includes revenue generated
from the China segment.



                    Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
                (Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

                                    March 31,   September 30,
                                       2014          2013      September 30,
                                   (Unaudited)    (Adjusted)        2013
                                       (1)           (2)         (Audited)
Cash and cash equivalents         $       3,651 $       2,942  $       3,433
Accounts receivable, net                    617           467          1,177
Inventories                                 937         1,020          1,323
Other current assets                        221           164            282
Net property and equipment                   45           122            125
Other long-term assets                       31             -             88
                                  ------------- -------------  -------------
Total Assets                      $       5,502 $       4,715  $       6,428
                                  ============= =============  =============

Current liabilities               $       5,003 $       4,838  $       5,834
Long-term liabilities                       134           106            113
Stockholders' equity                        365          (229)           481

                                  ------------- -------------  -------------
Total Liabilities and
 Stockholders' Equity             $       5,502 $       4,715  $       6,428
                                  ============= =============  =============

(1) In connection with the discontinued China operations, a write-down of
approximately $6.7 million was recorded during the three months ended March
31, 2014, which includes investment, receivables and other assets.
(2) Prior year results have been retrospectively revised to reflect the
discontinued China operations for comparison purposes.


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