Press Release

PGi Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2010 Results: Q4 Revenues $108.8M, Non-GAAP Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations $0.10*


Company Provides 2011 Financial Outlook


ATLANTA, February 24, 2011 -  Premiere Global Services, Inc. (NYSE: PGI), a global leader in virtual meetings, today announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2010.


In the fourth quarter of 2010, net revenues totaled $108.8 million, diluted EPS from continuing operations was ($0.01) and non-GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations was $0.10.* In the fourth quarter of 2009, net revenues totaled $108.0 million, diluted EPS from continuing operations was $0.07, and non-GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations was $0.15.* Results for 2009 are reclassified to reflect the PGiSend business, which was sold in October 2010, as discontinued operations. (See our current report on Form 8-K, filed this afternoon, for pro forma results from continuing operations, excluding the PGiSend business.)


"We excited 2010 as a singularly focused virtual meetings company, with a return to revenue growth," said Boland T. Jones, PGi founder, chairman and CEO. "We are pleased with the early response to our new iMeet® and GlobalMeet® solutions. With good momentum in customer orders and solid pipelines developing for both products, along with improving trends in our base business, we remain optimistic about the year ahead."


2010 Results

In 2010, net revenues totaled $441.8 million, diluted EPS from continuing operations totaled $0.15 and non-GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations was $0.51.* In 2009, net revenues totaled $454.0 million, diluted EPS from continuing operations totaled $0.43 and non-GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations was $0.78.*


2011 Financial Outlook

The following statements are based on PGi's current expectations. These statements contain forward-looking statements and company estimates, and actual results may differ materially. The company assumes no duty to update any forward-looking statements made in this press release.


Based on current trends and foreign currency exchange rates, the company anticipates net revenues from continuing operations in 2011 will be in the range of $450-$460 million and non-GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations will be in the range of $0.56-$0.60*, including marketing and advertising costs associated with the launch of its new virtual meetings solutions.


PGi will host a conference call this afternoon at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to discuss these results.  To participate in the call, please dial-in to the appropriate number 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time:  (800) 406-6465 (U.S. and Canada) or (913) 312-0727 (International). The conference call will simultaneously be webcast. Please visit www.pgi.com for webcast details and conference call replay information, as well as the webcast archive and the text of the earnings release, including the financial and statistical information to be presented during the call.


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* Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the company's consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, we have included the following non-GAAP measures of financial performance: non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income from continuing operations, non-GAAP diluted net income per share (EPS) from continuing operations and organic growth. The company has also included these non-GAAP measures, as well as net revenues and segment net revenues, on a constant currency basis.  Management uses these measures internally as a means of analyzing the company's current and future financial performance and identifying trends in our financial condition and results of operations.  We have provided this information to investors to assist in meaningful comparisons of past, present and future operating results and to assist in highlighting the results of ongoing core operations. Please see the table attached for calculation of these non-GAAP financial measures and for reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP measures.  These non-GAAP financial measures may differ materially from comparable or similarly titled measures provided by other companies and should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. 

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About Premiere Global Services, Inc. | PGi

PGi is a global leader in virtual meetings.  For nearly 20 years, we have innovated technologies that help companies and individuals meet and collaborate in more enjoyable and productive ways. Every month, we bring together over 15 million people in nearly 4 million virtual meetings. Headquartered in Atlanta, PGi has a presence in 24 countries worldwide. For more information, visit us at www.pgi.com.

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Statements made in this press release, other than those concerning historical information, should be considered forward-looking and subject to various risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are made based on management's current expectations or beliefs as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. A variety of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in Premiere Global Services, Inc.'s forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following factors: competitive pressures, including pricing pressures; technological changes; the development of alternatives to our services; general domestic and international economic, business or political conditions; risks associated with challenging global economic conditions or a prolonged recession, including customer consolidations, restructuring, bankruptcies or payment defaults; market acceptance of our new services and enhancements, including iMeet® and GlobalMeet®; our ability to complete acquisitions and successfully integrate acquired operations; concerns regarding the security of sending information over the Internet and public networks; our ability to upgrade our equipment or increase our network capacity; service interruptions; our dependence on telecommunications supply agreements; our financial leverage; our dependence on our subsidiaries for cash flow; future write-downs of goodwill or other intangible assets; assessments of income, sales and other taxes for which we have not accrued; our ability to attract and retain key personnel; our ability to protect our proprietary technology and intellectual property rights; our ability to successfully manage the post-sale aspects of the divestiture of our PGiSend business, including any financial effect from the loss of PGiSend revenue or earnings; possible adverse results of pending or future litigation or infringement claims; federal,  state or international legislative or regulatory changes, including further government regulations applicable to traditional telecommunications service providers; risks associated with international operations and fluctuations in currency exchange rates; changes in and the successful execution of restructuring and cost reduction initiatives and the market reaction thereto; and other factors described from time to time in our press releases, reports and other filings with the SEC, including but not limited to the "Risk Factors" sections of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2010. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or a person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.