Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tekelec Reports Q2 Revenues of $116.4 Million, up 6% YoY

Tekelec reported Q2 orders of $122.9 million, up 45% compared to $84.7 million for the second quarter of 2007. Revenue from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2008 was $116.4 million, up 6% compared to $110.0 million for the second quarter of 2007. Backlog from continuing operations as of June 30, 2008 was $387.6 million, up from $381.2 million at March 31, 2008. On a GAAP basis, Tekelec reported income from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2008 of $15.3 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, which includes a one-time tax benefit of $3.7 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, from the utilization of certain capital losses generated by the sale of the company's switching business in 2007.


Frank Plastina, president and chief executive officer of Tekelec, stated "We were very pleased by our strong operating performance for the second quarter and first half of the year. Our level of new orders was particularly strong compared to a year ago and reflects our continued success in generating new customer wins and in responding to demand from existing customers for signaling capacity and other Tekelec products. We were also pleased by the continued strength of our operating margins and strong cash flows during the first six months of 2008."http://www.tekelec.com

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