AMSTERDAM, Netherlands and NEW YORK, August 13 /PRNewswire/ --
- Net Revenues increased to US$8.4 million (+83%) - Net Profit up US$1.5 million - Earnings per share up US$0.05
Playlogic Entertainment, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PLGC) announced today its results for the 1st half-year 2008, ended June 30.
For the six months, ended June 30, net revenues increased to US$8.4 million compared with US$4.6 million in 2007, an increase of 83%.
For the second quarter of 2008 net revenues climbed to US$4.3 million, up 343%, compared with US$1.1 million in the second quarter of 2007.
The release of 7 titles, among which Obscure II (Wii), Dragon Hunters (DS) and Simon the Sorcerer 4 (PC), 7 SKU's, in the 1st half-year of 2008, compared with the release of 6 titles, 7 SKU's in the full-year 2007 was a substantial contribution to this increase.
For the 2nd half of 2008 Playlogic expects to further release 6 titles on 8 SKU's.
Gross profit for the 1st half-year of 2008 increased to US$4.4 million compared with US$2.7 million in the 1st half-year of 2007, an increase of 63%.
For the 2nd quarter of 2008 gross profit reached US$2.2 million compared with US$0.3 million in the 2nd quarter of 2007, an increase of 633%.
Operating result for the 1st half-year of 2008 turned from a US$0.7 million loss in 2007 into a profit of US$1.2 million in 2008, an increase of US$1.9 million.
For the 2nd quarter of 2008 the operating result went up to a profit of US$0.5 million compared with a loss of US$1.4 million over the same period in 2007, an increase of US$1.9 million.
Net profit for the 1st half-year of 2008 turned from a loss of US$0.5 million in 2007 into a net profit of US$1.0 million in the 1st half-year of 2008, an increase of US$1.5 million.
In the 2nd quarter Playlogic made a net profit of US$0.3 million compared with a loss of US$1.2 million in the same period of 2007, an increase of US$1.5 million.
Earnings per share turned from a loss of US$0.02 in 2007 into a profit of US$0.03 in 2008 for the 1st six months.
For the 2nd quarter of 2008 earnings per share went up to US$0.01 compared with a loss of US$0.05 in the same period of 2007.
As previously announced, Playlogic placed US$10 million in equity and loans in the first half-year of 2008 resulting in a weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding of 40 million shares on June the 30th 2008.
These share placements took place to further strengthen Playlogic's balance sheet.
Outlook 2nd half-year 2008
For the full-year 2008 Playlogic expects net revenues at least to double compare to 2007.
Net profit per share in 2008 will be in a range between US$0.05 and US$0.10.
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 80 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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