i2 gibt die Ergebnisse des vierten Quartals sowie des Geschäftsjahrs 2004 bekannt.

i2 Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2004 Results

Dallas, TX, (PresseBox) - Company also announces date and terms of reverse stock split

i2 Technologies, Inc. (OTC: ITWO), a leading provider of demand-driven supply chain solutions designed to enable business agility, today announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2004.

i2’s license revenue in the fourth quarter was $17 million. This compares to $17 million of license revenue in the third quarter of 2004 and $15 million in the fourth quarter of 2003. Development services revenue was $7 million in the fourth quarter. This compares to $8 million in the prior quarter and $7 million in the fourth quarter of 2003.

“We made positive progress during 2004, strengthening our balance sheet through equity investments, increasing net deferred revenue excluding contract revenue, and reducing our expense run-rate during the course of the year,” said Sanjiv Sidhu, i2 chairman and CEO. “We launched the i2 Supply Chain Leaders program and saw our customer satisfaction ratings continue to improve. While operational efficiency has improved, there is still much work to do.”



Total fourth quarter 2004 revenue was $84 million, as compared to $111 million in the third quarter of 2004 and $98 million in the fourth quarter of 2003. The majority of the decrease in total revenue from that reported in the third quarter is due to a decrease in the amount of deferred contract revenue recognized in the quarter. Contract revenue is the result of recognition of certain revenue carried on i2’s balance sheet as a portion of deferred revenue as a result of the company’s restatement. The timing of the recognition of deferred contract revenue is difficult to predict and is not typically associated with current business or cash collections.



Total costs and operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2004 were $85 million. This compares to $90 million in total costs and operating expenses in the third quarter of 2004 and $142 million in the fourth quarter of 2003. The company also announced plans to review expenses in the first quarter of 2005 to further reduce expenses and strengthen its balance sheet.



The company reported a net loss applicable to common shareholders of ($2 million) or ($0.00) loss per diluted share for the fourth quarter. This compares to net income applicable to common shareholders of $17 million, or $0.04 earnings per diluted share in the third quarter of 2004 and net loss applicable to common shareholders of ($49 million), or ($0.11) loss per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2003.



Fiscal Year 2004 Results

License revenue for the fiscal year 2004 was $59 million, down from $65 million in the prior year. Development services revenue for 2004 totaled $31 million as compared to $27 million for 2003.



Total revenue for 2004 was $389 million, as compared to $495 million for 2003. This includes approximately $73 million of contract revenue in fiscal year 2004 as compared to $126 million in fiscal year 2003.



For the full year 2004, the company reported a net loss applicable to common shareholders of ($3 million), or ($0.01) loss per diluted share, as compared to net income applicable to common shareholders of $0.5 million, or $0.00 earnings per diluted share in 2003.



On December 31, 2004, i2’s cash and investments totaled $286 million, which represents a net increase of $4 million from the balance at September 30, 2004 due to strong cash collections. During the fourth quarter, the company made a semi-annual interest payment of $8 million, as well as its annual Directors and Officers insurance premium payment of approximately $4 million.



Highlights for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2004

In the fourth quarter, Texas Instruments became the newest member of the i2 Supply Chain Leaders program. Launched in the second quarter of 2004, the Supply Chain Leaders program is an initiative that offers companies the opportunity to craft and efficiently deploy demand-driven supply chain solutions designed to enable business agility, using i2’s intellectual property over the course of an agreed-upon contract term. Three additional leaders in the high technology and telecommunications industries are also members of this elite program.



New customers during the fourth quarter came from all regions and a variety of verticals, including U.S. Foodservice in consumer goods, Nissan North America in automotive, DongbuAnam in high tech, China Steel, NTN Corporation and Aluminum Konin-Impexmetal S.A. in metals, and Oji Nepia in the paper industry.



Current customers choosing i2 to drive additional efficiencies in their supply chain and compliance initiatives include Delphi, General Motors and Continental AG in automotive; Andersen Windows in consumer goods; Samsung SDS in high tech, Krones in industrial products, ThyssenKrupp in metals and TNT Logistics NA in transportation.



More than 150 companies went live with i2 solutions during the course of the year.



Reverse Split

The company also announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the implementation of a reverse stock split of the company's outstanding common stock at a 1-for-25 ratio. At the annual meeting of stockholders held December 16, 2004, the company's stockholders granted the i2 Board of Directors discretionary authority to implement a reverse split of the common stock, in the range of 1-for-10 to 1-for-30, anytime before December 16, 2005. The Board is approving the implementation of the reverse split in order to return the company's share price to a level that will satisfy the minimum bid price requirements for re-listing the common stock on the NASDAQ National Market. Once the reverse split is implemented, the company plans to begin the application process for re-listing on the NASDAQ National Market.



The record date for the stock split is Wednesday, Feb. 16 and the split will be effective at 6:01 p.m., EDT, on the same day. On a pre-split basis, i2 has 465,191,033 shares of common stock outstanding. The reverse split will reduce the number of shares outstanding to approximately 18,607,641. In addition, the number of shares of common stock that may be issued upon the exercise of outstanding options and the conversion of outstanding preferred stock will be reduced proportionately. Instead of issuing any fractional shares as a result of the reverse split, stockholders will receive cash payments for such fractions after i2's transfer agent sells all of the aggregated fractional shares of common stock. Except for any changes as a result of the treatment of fractional shares, each holder of i2 common stock will hold the same percentage of common stock outstanding immediately after the reverse stock split as such stockholder held immediately prior to the split.



For more information regarding the reverse stock split, stockholders may review i2's Proxy Statement dated November 16, 2004. As a result of the reverse split, the company's common stock is expected to trade under a new symbol on the over-the-counter Pink Sheets beginning on February 17.



Earnings Conference Call Information

The i2 management team will host a live conference call with investors today, February 2 at 5:00 p.m. EDT to discuss the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2004 financial results. Investors and other interested parties may access the call via web cast through the Company’s Web site at www.i2.com/investor. An audio replay of the event will be available for approximately 24 hours following the call. To access the replay, dial 800-475-6701 (USA) or 320-365-3844 (International) and enter pass code 767472. The Web cast of the event will also be archived via the company's Web site at http://www.i2.com/investor.



About i2

i2 is a leading provider of demand-driven supply chain solutions designed to enable business agility. i2's flexible solutions can synchronize demand and supply across an ever-changing global supply network. Nineteen of the AMR Research Top 25 Global Supply Chains belong to companies who are i2 customers. Seven of the Fortune global top 10 are also customers of i2. Founded in 1988 with a commitment to customer success and supply chain innovation, i2 has a history of delivering value by implementing solutions designed to provide a rapid return on investment. Learn more at www.i2.com.



i2 Cautionary Language

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including forward-looking statements regarding i2’s plans to review expenses to potentially further reduce expenses and strengthen its balance sheet, the implementation, timing and results of a reverse split of i2’s common stock, and i2’s plans to begin the application process for re-listing on the NASDAQ National Market. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ from those projected. For a discussion of factors which could impact i2's financial results and cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements, please refer to i2's recent filings with the SEC, particularly the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed November 9, 2004 and the Annual Report on form 10-K/A filed March 17, 2004. i2 assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this news release.

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