Option trading update - third quarter 2012
The Company reports a positive EBITDA of EUR 3.8 million for the third quarter of 2012.
During the quarter the Company continued to prepare the go-to-market activities for its new line of products and services focused on vertical markets such as automotive (WiFi in the car) and wireless security & surveillance. Early October the Company launched another new product, CloudGate, aimed at a third vertical market being the M2M (machine-to-machine) market.
In order to support these go-to-market activities the Company announced, at the beginning of October, that it is looking at different options to strengthen its working capital via a cash injection of a minimum amount of 5 million euro (see separate press release at www.option.com).
As part of the Company's ongoing efforts to reduce its cost-base it was decided to close the Augsburg (Germany) facility and to move the software activities to Leuven (Belgium).
Option, the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G HSUPA, HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has established an impressive reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium. The company also has Research & Development in Belgium (Leuven), Germany (Augsburg) and an ISO 9001 production engineering and logistics facility in Ireland (Cork). Option maintains offices in Europe, US, Greater China and Japan. For more information please visit www.option.com.