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Lightyear Network Solutions Announces Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Lightyear Network Solutions, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTC Markets: LYNS), an established provider of data, voice and wireless telecommunication services to business and residential customers throughout North America, announced today its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Financial highlights for the Third Quarter of 2012 include:

  • Wireless services revenue grew by approximately $293,000 (or 27%) in the third quarter of 2012 compared with the third quarter of 2011, while local services revenue decreased by approximately $208,000 (or 11%) for the same period
  • Operating expenses declined by approximately $667,000 (or 10%) in the third quarter of 2012 compared with the year-ago third quarter
  • Cash generated from operations increased to approximately $331,000 for the third quarter of 2012 compared with approximately $177,000 for the second quarter of 2012
  • Non-GAAP EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization and Non-Cash Stock-Based Compensation) decreased to approximately ($111,000) in the third quarter of 2012 compared with approximately $418,000 in the second quarter of 2012

“We continue to manage through these challenging economic times and the continued decrease in residential local phone service throughout the industry,” said Stephen M. Lochmueller, Lightyear’s Chief Executive Officer. “While we were disappointed with our EBITDA results, we were pleased with the increase of cash generated from operations and the growth of our wireless services revenue. The Company will continue to focus of providing the highest quality services in the most efficient manner possible. We are implementing plans that we expect will improve our EBITDA performance in coming quarters.”

About Lightyear Network Solutions, Inc.

Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Lightyear Network Solutions, Inc. provides telecommunication services to large, medium and small businesses and to residential consumers throughout North America. Lightyear’s product offerings include local PRI and digital T1, enhanced Internet services, MPLS, Ethernet, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), local and long distance service, and conferencing. Lightyear also offers wireless services to customers in the U.S. through wholesale contracts with multiple wireless providers. Lightyear built its own VoIP network in 2004 to enhance its product offerings and has partnered with some of the most prominent names in telecom including: Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, Level 3, Windstream, CenturyLink, tw telecom, XO Communications and Cisco. Lightyear Network Solutions is headquartered in Louisville, Ky. Additional information can be found at: www.lightyear.net.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" for purposes of the Securities and Exchange Commission's "safe harbor" provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause Lightyear’s actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated. These forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements about our marketing and acquisition opportunities, business strategies, competition, expected activities and expenditures as we pursue our business plan. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are reasonable, the risks and uncertainties which could cause our actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated includes changes in market conditions, our ability to integrate acquired operations, the ability to obtain additional financing on satisfactory terms, customer acceptance of products, regulatory issues, competitive factors, or other business circumstances and risk factors described in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, filed on March 30, 2012, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Lightyear undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this press release.

Lightyear Network Solutions, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
  September 30,   December 31,
2012 2011
Current Assets:
Cash $ 27,841 $ 108,133
Accounts receivable, net 4,730,574 5,237,404
Vendor deposits 1,898,788 1,771,028
Inventories, net 244,707 335,964
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   1,525,112     2,523,039  
Total Current Assets 8,427,022 9,975,568
Property and equipment, net 6,862,059 7,161,057
Intangible assets, net   1,601,249     1,928,749  
Total Assets $ 16,890,330   $ 19,065,374  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficiency
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 6,781,160 $ 7,216,117
Interest payable - related parties 46,370 47,282
Accrued agent commissions 520,717 530,268
Accrued agent commissions - related parties 986 1,069
Deferred revenue 489,636 427,715
Other liabilities 1,616,476 1,876,163
Other liabilities - related parties 127,111 81,718
Current portion of notes payable 921,907 895,918
Current portion of capital lease obligations   174,355     239,203  
Total Current Liabilities 10,678,718 11,315,453
Notes payable, non-current portion 2,638,783 3,334,992
Capital lease obligation, non-current portion 741,730 758,750
Note payable - related party 6,250,000 6,250,000
Deferred tax liability, non-current portion, net   326,683     326,683  
Total Liabilities   20,635,914     21,985,878  
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' Deficiency:

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 70,000,000 shares authorized; 22,086,641 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011

22,087 22,087
Note receivable from affiliate (1,223,203 ) (1,223,203 )
Additional paid-in capital 10,067,172 9,490,226
Accumulated deficit   (12,611,640 )   (11,209,614 )
Total Stockholders' Deficiency   (3,745,584 )   (2,920,504 )
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficiency $ 16,890,330   $ 19,065,374  
Lightyear Network Solutions, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
    For The Three Months     For The Nine Months
Ended September 30, Ended September 30,
2012   2011 2012   2011
Revenues $ 16,690,248 $ 17,409,514 $ 50,484,592 $ 53,886,561
Cost of revenues   11,535,727     11,089,139     33,786,834     34,735,187  
Gross Profit   5,154,521     6,320,375     16,697,758     19,151,374  

Operating Expenses

Commission expense 1,355,499 1,544,955 4,246,221 4,581,358
Commission expense - related parties 18,435 13,734 54,912 (2,834 )
Depreciation and amortization 332,423 437,182 999,335 1,282,970
Bad debt expense 314,423 195,429 774,301 698,937
Selling, general and administrative expenses 3,677,626 4,098,751 11,578,934 13,341,507

Selling, general and administrative expenses - related party

- 75,159 96,769 125,231
Total Operating Expenses   5,698,406     6,365,210     17,750,472     20,027,169  
Loss From Operations   (543,885 )   (44,835 )   (1,052,714 )   (875,795 )
Other (Expense) Income
Interest income 5,704 8,151 8,779 24,183
Interest income - related parties - 192,664 - 570,967
Interest expense (57,424 ) (77,180 ) (182,256 ) (234,878 )
Interest expense - related parties (70,075 ) (98,459 ) (209,985 ) (296,276 )
Other income   32,723     122,304     34,150     233,372  
Total Other (Expense) Income   (89,072 )   147,480     (349,312 )   297,368  
(Loss) income before income taxes (632,957 ) 102,645 (1,402,026 ) (578,427 )
Income tax benefit   -     -     -     123,800  
Net (Loss) Income (632,957 ) 102,645 (1,402,026 ) (454,627 )
Cumulative Preferred Stock Dividends   -     (383,122 )   -     (1,136,877 )
Loss Attributable to Common Stockholders $ (632,957 ) $ (280,477 ) $ (1,402,026 ) $ (1,591,504 )
Net Loss Per Common Share - Basic and Diluted $ (0.03 ) $ (0.01 ) $ (0.06 ) $ (0.07 )

Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding - Basic and Diluted

  22,344,829     22,242,475     22,312,119     21,641,444  

Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Measures

The Company has utilized the non-GAAP information set forth below as an additional device to aid in understanding and analyzing its financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2012. Management believes that these non-GAAP measures will allow for an evaluation of the operating performance of the Company’s business and facilitate meaningful comparison of the results in the current period to those in prior and future periods. Reference to these non-GAAP measures should not be considered a substitute for results that are presented in a manner consistent with GAAP.

A limitation of utilizing these non-GAAP measures is that GAAP accounting does in fact reflect the underlying financial results of the Company’s business. Therefore, management believes that the GAAP measures as well as the corresponding non-GAAP measures of the Company’s financial performance should be considered together.

A reconciliation of the Company’s GAAP net (loss) income for the quarters ended September 30, 2012, and June 30, 2012, to its non-GAAP EBITDA for the same periods are set forth below:

  For The Three Months
September 30, 2012 June 30, 2012
(unaudited) (unaudited)
GAAP Net (Loss) $ (632,957 ) $ (147,850 )
Depreciation and Amortization 332,423 332,342
Interest expense, net 121,795 130,797
Non-Cash Stock-Based Compensation   67,992     102,546  
Non-GAAP EBITDA adjusted for non-cash
stock-based compensation $ (110,747 )   $ 417,835  

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