AMSTERDAM, Netherlands and NEW YORK, November 14 /PRNewswire/ --
- Playlogic Q3 2008 Results Lower Than Expected Due To A Shift In Product Release Dates From Q3/Q4 2008 To Q1 In 2009
Playlogic Entertainment, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PLGC) announced today its results for the first nine months 2008, ended September 30.
For the first nine months, ended September 30, net revenues increased to US$9.4 million, compared with US$8.3 million in 2007, an increase of 13%. For the 3rd quarter of 2008 net revenues decreased to US$1.1 million compared with US$3.7 million in the 3rd quarter of 2007.
Gross profit for the first nine months of 2008 decreased US$0.2 million to US$4.6 million, compared with US$4.8 million in the first nine months of 2007. For the 3rd quarter of 2008 gross profit showed US$0.3 million compared with US$2.0 million in the 3rd quarter of 2007.
Operating result for the first nine months of 2008 showed a loss of US$1.6 million compared with a profit of US$0.4 million in the first nine months of 2007. For the 3rd quarter of 2008 the operating result showed a loss of US$2.8 million compared with a profit of US$0.5 million in the 3rd quarter of 2007.
Due to a shift in game releases on multiple platforms from Q3/Q4 2008 to Q1 2009 the operating result for the 3rd quarter in 2008 turned from a profit into a loss. These games include titles such as Sudoku Ball(TM) Detective, Vertigo(R), Pool Hall Pro(R), and Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships(R) on Wii, DS and PC platforms.
As a precaution in today's economic environment Playlogic is recording an extraordinary impairment for several games. Even though game sales are recession resistant management wants to be conservative by taking this impairment charge until the end of 2008. This extraordinary impairment of US$1.0 million impacted the financial results.
Net profit for the first nine months of 2008 showed a loss of US$2.0 million compared with a profit of US$1.6 million in the same period of 2007. For the 3rd quarter of 2008 Playlogic made a net loss of US$3.0 million compared with a profit of US$2.0 million in the 3rd quarter of 2007.
Earnings per share for the first nine months showed a loss of US$0.05 compared with a profit of US$0.06 in the first nine months of 2007. For the 3rd quarter of 2008 earnings per share dropped to a loss of US$0.07 compared with a profit of US$0.07 in the same period in 2007.
For the full-year 2008 Playlogic expects net revenues in the range of US$11.0 million and US$13 million, compared with net revenue of US$10.1 million for the full-year 2007. Net loss per share will be approximately US$0.05 for the full-year 2008.
Playlogic Entertainment, Inc. is an independent worldwide publisher of entertainment software for consoles, PCs, handhelds, mobile devices, and other digital media. Playlogic distributes its products through all available channels, online and offline. Playlogic, who currently has approximately 95 employees, is listed on Nasdaq OTC under the symbol PLGC.OB and is headquartered in New York, USA and Amsterdam, the Netherlands . Its in-house game development studio Playlogic Game Factory is based in Breda (the Netherlands).
Playlogic's portfolio includes games that are being developed by several teams at the Playlogic Game Factory, as well as games developed by a number of studios throughout the world with approximately 400 people of external development staff. The Playlogic Game Factory also develops first party titles for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE).
Playlogic publishes quality games, working with leading technology to produce digital entertainment from concept to finished product. Playlogic plans to publish 20 titles, on several platforms, during 2008.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS:
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