DENVER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 02/19/08 -- HS3 Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: HSTH), a worldwide provider of innovative security solutions, is pleased to announce record revenues and strong financial improvement for the three months ended December 31, 2007, as recently reported in our quarterly report filed for the period.
Second Quarter of Fiscal 2008 Highlights:
-- Net revenues increased 590% from $153 thousand in the first quarter to over $1 million in the second quarter 2008. -- Gross profit increased 262% from $113 thousand in the first quarter of the 2008 to $411 thousand in the second quarter of 2008. -- Achieved a gross profit margin of 39% in the second quarter. -- Operating loss decreased from ($508 thousand) in the first quarter of 2008 to ($152 thousand) in the second quarter of 2008. -- Net income loss also decreased from ($513 thousand) in the first quarter of 2008 to ($158 thousand) in the second quarter of 2008.
Second Quarter of Fiscal 2008 Results
For the second fiscal quarter of 2008, sales increased to $1.05 million, an increase of $900K over the first quarter of this fiscal year. The increase in sales reflected improved market penetration for capital goods and increasing acceptance of HS3 Technologies, Inc. as a trusted security solution partner for major projects, particularly in the Government and Hospitality sectors.
"We are extremely pleased with the results of this quarter and the six month period ended December 31, 2007. We are even more excited about the future at HS3 Technologies, given the increased interest and acceptance of our security solutions," said CEO Mark Lana. "The sales and technology strategy we have implemented, along with the introduction of key partner relationships will continue to focus our company in a direction which will establish us as a trusted security solutions architect firm. We believe we are positioned for significant growth because of the strong strategic partnerships we have developed within our industry," added Mr. Lana.
HS3 Technologies, Inc. is anticipating significant growth over the next 4 - 6 months; this is attributed to end stages of large security sales cycles, and new solutions partnerships we have established. We feel we are taking the industry by storm with our innovative approach and strategic solution designs which directly relate to the end users business needs and provide a tangible return on investments.
HS3 has established strong partnerships with industry leaders in RFID access controls, high tech vascular biometrics, physical-to-logical convergence, logical network forensics, security assessments and auditing as well as state-of-the-art portal technology.
Furthermore, we are repositioning our organization to provide streamlined processes that will align our business to our customers' specific needs. This strategic realignment has developed vertical markets for our sales force, and our strategic partners, that will allow us to customize solutions for each business opportunity.
About HS3 Technologies, Inc.
HS3 Technologies, Inc. (HS3) is a national provider of innovative security solutions, headquartered in Denver, Colorado. HS3 provides technologies and services through a strong national dealer and distribution program and direct sales associates. Utilizing these resources, HS3 offers custom security solutions for commercial, residential, government and military applications. These state-of-the-art products include digital video recording technology (DVR), biometric access control (access control), video monitoring centers with certified monitoring agents, wireless mesh networks, logical security solutions and tactical deployment solutions for remote requirements or covert surveillance requirements. All of these deployment systems can be monitored by our corporate agents and can be connected to HS3 Technologies by cellular networks, wireless networks, or Satellite networks. HS3 Technologies Inc. is bringing together technologies, services and people to provide complete awareness, anywhere, anytime to fulfill the increasing global security needs of today and tomorrow.
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