EANS-Adhoc: Identive Group Inc. / Identive Group announces third Quarter 2010 results

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75% Sales Growth and Cost Reductions Yield Positive Adjusted EBITDA of $1.2 million

SANTA ANA, Calif. and ISMANING, Germany, November 10, 2010 - Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt Stock Exchange: INV), a provider of products, services and solutions for the security, identification and RFID industries, today announced results for the third quarter (Q3) of fiscal 2010, ended September 30, 2010.

Q3 2010 Results

Identive´s Q3 2010 results include the operating results of acquired companies since the dates of their respective acquisition. These include Hirsch Electronics Corporation, acquired April 30, 2009; Bluehill ID AG, acquired January 4, 2010; and Multicard U.S. (formerly RockWest Technology Group, Inc.), acquired April 14, 2010. All figures are reported in U.S. GAAP, except as noted. A discussion of non-GAAP measures and reconciliation to the applicable GAAP measures is included below.

Revenue in Q3 2010 was $23.3 million, up 75% from $13.3 million in Q3 2009 and up 10% from $21.2 million in the second quarter (Q2) of 2010. The year over year increase primarily was due to the inclusion of additional revenue from the acquired Bluehill ID and Multicard U.S. businesses, while sequential growth primarily was driven by strong sales of ID security solutions for government applications in the U.S. and Germany.

Sales in the Americas accounted for 55%, sales in EMEA accounted for 36% and sales in the Asia/Pacific region accounted for 9% of total Q3 2010 revenue. Non-GAAP gross profit margin, excluding overhead allocation, amortization and equity-based compensation expense, was 47% in Q3 2010, compared with 54% in Q3 2009 and 51% in Q2 2010. Strong and stable margins at Hirsch and improved margins at Multicard were offset by unfavorable product mix in the SCM business and production ramp issues at TagStar during the quarter.

Non-GAAP overhead costs (operating expenses before amortization, depreciation, overhead allocation, equity-based compensation, acquisition, transition and integration costs), were $9.8 million in Q3 2010, up 22% from $8.1 million in Q3 2009 and down 3% with $10.1 million in Q2 2010. The increase in overhead costs in Q3 2010 compared with the previous year is due to the inclusion of the incremental expenses from the acquired businesses, offset by cost reductions initiated at the beginning of 2010, which included facility consolidations; reductions in headcount, executive salaries and Board of Director fees; as well as consolidation of administrative services and programs.

Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA (EBITDA before equity-based compensation, acquisition, transition and integration costs) was $1.2 million in Q3 2010, compared with adjusted EBITDA loss of $(0.9) million in Q3 2009 and positive adjusted EBITDA of $0.7 million in Q2 2010.

Non-GAAP earnings per share (earnings per share before amortization of intangibles of acquired companies) in Q3 2010 was $0.00, compared with non-GAAP loss per share of $(0.08) in Q3 2009 and a positive non-GAAP EPS of $0.01 in Q2 2010.

On a GAAP basis, gross profit margin in Q3 2010 was 43%, compared with 50% in Q3 2009 and 46% in Q2 2010. Total GAAP operating expenses in Q3 2010 were $11.2 million, compared with $8.3 million in Q3 2009 and $11.5 million in Q2 2010. GAAP operating loss was $(1.1) million in Q3 2010, compared with $(1.6) million in Q3 2009 and $(1.7) million in Q2 2010.

GAAP net loss from continuing operations attributable to Identive Group, Inc. in Q3 2010 was $(0.9) million, or $(0.02) per share, compared with $(2.2) million, or $(0.09) per share in Q3 2009 and $(0.7) million, or $(0.02) per share in Q2 2010.

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of Q3 2010 were $6.2 million, up from $4.6 million at the end of the previous quarter, reflecting funding of working capital and acquisition, transition and integration costs, offset by early payments received for the German eID program.

end of ad-hoc-announcement ================================================================================ About Identive Group
Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt Stock Exchange: INV) is an international technology company focused on building the world's signature group in secure identification-based technologies. The businesses within Identive Group have deep industry expertise and are well-known global brands in their individual markets, providing leading-edge products and solutions in the areas of physical and logical access control, identity management and RFID systems to governments, commercial and industrial enterprises and consumers. Identive's growth model is based on a combination of strong technology-driven organic growth from the businesses within the group and disciplined acquisitive development. For additional info visit: www.identive-group.com.

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