Cedara net loss widens; firm warns of debt default

Losses from Cedara Software's Surgical Navigation Specialists subsidiary weighed heavily on the firm's fourth quarter and fiscal year results. The Mississauga, Ontario-based firm reported revenues from continuing operations of $8.7 million (U.S.) in its fourth quarter, up 74% compared with the $5 million posted last year.

For the period (end-June 30), Cedara generated a net loss, including its discontinued SNS operations, of $28.6 million. The SNS unit contributed $21.1 million to the net loss. In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2000, Cedara had a net loss of $4.6 million.

For the fiscal year, Cedara reported revenues from continuing operations of $29.3 million, up 5.8% compared with $27.7 million in fiscal 2000. Including its discontinued SNS operations, the company had a net loss of $42.6 million, however, compared with a net loss of $4.2 million last year.

In other Cedara financial news, the company has been notified by certain promissory note holders that it is in default under the notes' terms. In addition, Cedara has not paid amounts under its agreement with Carl Zeiss.

The firm is currently in negotiations to settle the payments due to the note holders, and is working to postpone and reduce payments to Zeiss. Cedara also is negotating with its bank lender to set up an operating line of credit. The company said that its ability to continue as a going concern will depend on its ability to return to profitable operations and secure adequate financing for these operations.

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers
November 13, 2001

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