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Atari Releases First Quarter Financial Results, Faces Doubtful Future

| 7 Nov 2007 18:19
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Atari, long a cultural touchstone of the gaming community, has filed its first quarter annual report, showing continued punishing financial losses and putting the future of the company in "substantial doubt."

The company's delayed report indicated a loss of $11.9 million for the quarter, which translated to an $0.89 per share decrease and was significantly greater than the company's loss over the same period in the previous year, when it reported a $7.3 million loss, amounting to a drop of $0.54 per share. The company's annual report, which it filed in September after a separate delay, showed a yearly net loss of $69.7 million.

The report puts the company back in compliance with Nasdaq regulations, which had issued the company a notice of delisting in July as a result of its failure to file all necessary forms on time. Following that notice, Atari asked for and received a filing extension until November 5.

Atari, which has struggled for years under various ownership despite being one of the industry's earliest pioneers, did not hold a conference call to announce its first quarter results, and in its quarterly report, said the company had "substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern."

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