Irvine-based Lantronix Narrows Loss

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

(Source: Orange County Business Journal

Irvine-based Lantronix Inc. reported lower net losses in its most recent quarter and year; shares rose 15% after-hours Tuesday but declined on a sell-off in Wednesday trading

The company aims to provide secure data access and management in the emerging Internet of Things product category.

Its net loss narrowed to $247,000 on net revenue of $10.5 million in its most recent quarter. The latest results compared with a net loss of $1 million on net revenue of $10.2 million in the same period last year.

Its full-year 2016 net loss was $2 million on net revenue of $40.6 million compared with a net loss of $2.8 million on net revenue of $42.9 million year-over-year.

Lantronix said the 5% decline in annual revenue came as the company moves to newer generation products.

Lower revenue, “was primarily due to an 11% decline in legacy product sales, which was partially offset by 27% growth in new product sales,” a press release said.

Lantronix in the last quarter opened a software lab in India and got a $2 million equity investment from Hale Capital Partners in New York, with Martin Hale Jr., the investor’s chief executive, joining its board.

Lantronix had $6 million in cash and cash equivalents as of June 30.

Shares traded recently at a $23 million market cap.

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