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Lantronix Reports Results for the Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2009

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/10/09 -- Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a leading provider of secure, remote device networking and data center management technologies, today announced financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2009.

During fiscal year 2009, the Company took significant steps to position itself for revenue growth and sustained non-GAAP profitability. Today, Lantronix' financial house is in order, the management team is strengthened with key executive hires, and it has a robust customer driven product pipeline and continues to invest in new technology.

Non-financial Highlights

--  Appointed Jeff Kost as senior vice president of worldwide sales. Jeff
    brings almost two decades of sales experience to his new role at Lantronix
    in which he'll be responsible for managing worldwide sales and driving
    revenue growth;

--  Appointed Paul Pishal as vice president of marketing. Paul brings over
    20 years of experience managing business development, product marketing and
    corporate strategy for technology companies;

--  Shipped its two millionth XPort networking module;

--  Announced SpiderDuo a palm-sized device that provides secure, real-
    time control of remote computers and equipment. Advanced features such as
    local port, power cycling, IPV6, and VIP access provide a superior,
    unmatched remote control experience;

--  Enhanced the wireless MatchPort b/g Pro with advanced network
    enablement in addition to SmartRoam, our innovative technology for allowing
    mobile edge devices to quickly switch between access points within a
    wireless infrastructure;

--  Developed Linux support for MatchPort AR, our wired embedded device
    server product. This offering caters to the growing Linux development
    community expanding the market opportunity for the product; and

--  Released Lantronix' newest hybrid Ethernet device server products, the
    8- and 16-port EDSPS, which allow serial equipment, such as medical
    devices, kiosks and retail terminals, to be securely accessed and managed
    via the Internet.
    

Financial Highlights

--  Reported sequential quarterly revenue growth of 7% or $740,000.

--  Reported a GAAP net loss of $780,000 for the fiscal year ended June
    30, 2009, a 69% reduction in the loss compared to the fiscal year ended
    June 30, 2008.

--  Reported non-GAAP income of $2.9 million for the fiscal year ended
    2009, an increase of $2.8 million, compared to non-GAAP income of $97,000
    for the fiscal year ended 2008.

--  Reported the fourth consecutive quarter of non-GAAP net income. This
    also marks the sixth quarter of non-GAAP net income out of the last seven
    quarters.

--  Reported an increase of $1.7 million in cash and $1.3 million positive
    cash flow from operations for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009.
    

"For the fourth quarter in a row Lantronix was non-GAAP profitable and we generated $1.3 million in cash from operations for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009," said Jerry Chase, President and CEO. "With the addition of Jeff and Paul in the sales and marketing leadership positions as well as a robust customer-driven product pipeline, we are optimistic about our ability to drive top line growth. Additionally, Jeff and Paul are leading our efforts in establishing go-to-market partnerships."

Financial Results for the Fourth Fiscal Quarter ended June 30, 2009

Net revenue was $11.4 million for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2009, a decrease of $3.3 million or 23%, compared to $14.7 million for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2008. Device networking net revenue was $11.1 million for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2009, a decrease of $3.0 million or 21%, compared to $14.1 million for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2008.

Gross profit margin was 49.4% for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2009, compared to 50.5% for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2008. The decrease in gross profit margin percent was primarily attributable to an increase in costs related to capitalized manufacturing overhead resulting primarily from the decrease in net inventories.

GAAP operating expenses were $6.1 million for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2009, a decrease of $2.6 million or 30%, compared to $8.8 million for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2008. Selling, general and administrative expense was $4.5 million for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2009, a decrease of $1.8 million or 28%, compared to $6.3 million for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2008. Research and development expense was $1.5 million for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2009, a decrease of $242,000 or 14%, compared to $1.7 million for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2008.

Non-GAAP operating expenses were $5.4 million for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2009, a decrease of $2.2 million or 29%, compared to $7.6 million for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2008.

GAAP net loss was $553,000, or ($0.01) per share, for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2009, compared to GAAP net loss of $1.4 million, or ($0.02) per share, for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2008.

Non-GAAP net income was $326,000, or $0.01 per share, for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2009, compared to non-GAAP net loss of $70,000, or ($0.00) per share, for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2008.

Financial Results for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2009

Net revenue was $49.1 million for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009, a decrease of $8.4 million or 15%, compared to $57.6 million for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008. Device networking net revenue was $47.3 million for fiscal year 2009, a decrease of $6.3 million or 12%, compared to $53.7 million for fiscal year 2008.

Gross profit margin was 52.2% for fiscal year 2009, compared to 50.5% for fiscal year 2008. The increase in gross profit margin percentage was primarily attributable to lower product costs, lower inventory reserve costs and lower royalty costs.

GAAP operating expenses were $26.3 million for fiscal year 2009, a decrease of $5.4 million or 17%, compared to $31.7 million for fiscal year 2008. GAAP operating expenses included restructuring charges of $806,000 and 757,000 for the fiscal years ended 2009 and 2008, respectively. Selling, general and administrative expense was $19.5 million for fiscal year 2009, a decrease of $4.4 million or 18%, compared to $23.9 million for fiscal year 2008. Research and development expense was $5.9 million for fiscal year 2009, a decrease of $1.1 million or 15%, compared to $6.9 million for fiscal year 2008.

Non-GAAP operating expenses were $23.0 million for fiscal year 2009, a decrease of $6.3 million or 21%, compared to $29.2 million for fiscal year 2008.

GAAP net loss was $780,000, or ($0.01) per share, for fiscal year 2009, compared to a GAAP net loss of $2.5 million, or ($0.04) per share, for fiscal year 2008. GAAP net loss for fiscal year 2009 included restructuring charges of $806,000. GAAP net loss for fiscal year 2008 included restructuring charges of $757,000, other income of $104,000 related to the sale of an investment and a benefit for income taxes of $119,000.

Non-GAAP net income was $2.9 million, or $0.05 per share, for fiscal year 2009, compared to non-GAAP net income of $97,000, or $0.00 per share, for fiscal year 2008.

Balance Sheet Highlights

Cash and cash equivalents were $9.1 million as of June 30, 2009, an increase of $1.7 million compared to $7.4 million as of June 30, 2008.

Total receivables, which include accounts receivable, net, and contract manufacturers' receivable, were $2.5 million as of June 30, 2009, a decrease of $2.3 million, compared to $4.8 million as of June 30, 2008.

Inventories, net, were $6.5 million as of June 30, 2009, a decrease of $1.5 million, compared to $8.0 million as of June 30, 2008.

Accounts payable were $5.6 million as of June 30, 2009, a decrease of $2.1 million, compared to $7.7 million as of June 30, 2008.

Working capital was $7.4 million as of June 30, 2009, an increase of $1.7 million, compared to $5.7 million as of June 30, 2008.

NASDAQ Listing Compliance

On March 24, 2009, Lantronix received written notification that the Nasdaq Stock Market ("NASDAQ") has extended for three months the suspension period related to the enforcement of the rules requiring a minimum $1.00 closing bid price or a minimum market value of publicly held shares. NASDAQ has said that it will not take any action to delist any security for these concerns during the suspension period. NASDAQ has stated that this suspension will remain in effect until Monday, July 20, 2009. As a result of this suspension, Lantronix has until October 7, 2009 to regain compliance with the minimum bid price rule.

The NASDAQ letter has no effect on the listing of the Common Stock at this time. If Lantronix is not able to demonstrate compliance with the listing standards by October 7, 2009, it will be notified that its common stock will be delisted. At that time, Lantronix may appeal the determination to delist its common stock.

Discussion of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Lantronix believes that the presentation of non-GAAP financial information provides important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to the Company's financial condition and results of operations. The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by the Company should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and the financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations to those financial statements should be carefully evaluated. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies. The Company has provided reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Non-GAAP operating expenses consist of operating expenses excluding share-based compensation, depreciation and amortization, litigation settlement, and restructuring charges, as well as charges and gains that are driven primarily by discrete events that management does not consider to be directly related to the company's core operating performance.

Non-GAAP net income (loss) consists of net income (loss) excluding share-based compensation, depreciation and amortization, litigation settlement, restructuring charges, interest income (expense), other income (expense), income tax provision (benefit), as well as charges and gains that are driven primarily by discrete events that management does not consider to be directly related to the Company's core operating performance.

Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share is calculated by dividing non-GAAP net income (loss) by non-GAAP weighted-average shares outstanding (diluted). For purposes of calculating non-GAAP net income (loss) per share, the calculation of GAAP weighted-average shares outstanding (diluted) is adjusted to exclude share-based compensation, which is treated as proceeds assumed to be used to repurchase shares under the GAAP treasury stock method.

Conference Call and Webcast

The company will report financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter, ended June 30, 2009, after the market close on Thursday, September 10, 2009. Following the press release, management will conduct a conference call with simultaneous audio webcast at 5:00 p.m. EDT. President and Chief Executive Officer Jerry Chase and Chief Financial Officer Reagan Sakai will discuss the fourth fiscal quarter's results and answer questions.

Interested parties may participate in the live conference call by dialing 866-700-0133 (international dial-in 617-213-8831) and entering passcode 5876-5195, prior to the initiation of the call. The live webcast of the conference call may be accessed by visiting: About Us > Investor Relations > Presentations, from the Lantronix web site at http://www.lantronix.com.

A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available through October 10, 2009 by dialing 888-286-8010 (international dial-in 617-801-6888) and entering passcode 1919-3771. The webcast will be archived on the Company's web site for twelve months.

About Lantronix

Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) is a global leader of secure communication technologies that simplify remote access, management and control of any electronic device. Its solutions empower businesses to make better decisions based on real-time information, and gain a competitive advantage by generating new revenue streams, improving productivity and increasing efficiency and profitability. Easy to integrate and deploy, Lantronix products remotely connect and control electronic equipment via the Internet; provide secure remote access to firewall-protected equipment; and enable remote management of IT equipment over the Internet. Founded in 1989, Lantronix serves some of the largest security, industrial and building automation, medical, transportation, retail/POS, financial, government, consumer electronics/appliances, IT/data center and pro-AV/signage entities in the world. The company's headquarters are located in Irvine, Calif. For more information, visit www.lantronix.com

This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements concerning our future business plans. These forward-looking statements are based on current management expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual reported results and outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause our expectations and reported results vary, include, but are not limited to: final accounting adjustments and results; quarterly fluctuations in operating results; our ability to identify and profitably develop new products that will be attractive to our target markets, including products in our device networking business and the timing and success of new product introductions; changing market conditions and competitive landscape; government and industry standards; market acceptance of our products by our customers; pricing trends; actions by competitors; future revenues and margins; changes in the cost or availability of critical components; unusual or unexpected expenses; and cash usage including cash used for product development or strategic transactions; and other factors that may affect financial performance. For a more detailed discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, see our SEC filings, including our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2009 and our Annual Report on Form 10-K to be filed for the year ended June 30, 2009. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

                              LANTRONIX, INC.
                  Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets
             (In thousands, except  share and per share data)

                                                        June 30,  June 30,
                                                          2009      2008
                                                        --------  --------
Assets
Current Assets:
   Cash and cash equivalents                            $  9,137  $  7,434
   Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful
    accounts of $130 and $173 at June 30, 2009 and
    2008, respectively)                                    1,851     4,166
   Inventories, net                                        6,479     8,038
   Contract manufacturers' receivable                        655       676
   Prepaid expenses and other current assets                 529       566
                                                        --------  --------
      Total current assets                                18,651    20,880

   Property and equipment, net                             2,230     2,271
   Goodwill                                                9,488     9,488
   Purchased intangible assets, net                          265       382
   Other assets                                              122       144
                                                        --------  --------
      Total assets                                      $ 30,756  $ 33,165
                                                        ========  ========
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current Liabilities:
   Accounts payable                                     $  5,626  $  7,684
   Accrued payroll and related expenses                    1,414     2,203
   Warranty reserve                                          224       342
   Restructuring reserve                                      76       744
   Short-term debt                                           667         -
   Other current liabilities                               3,221     4,221
                                                        --------  --------
      Total current liabilities                           11,228    15,194
Non-Current Liabilities:
   Long-term liabilities                                     117       210
   Long-term capital lease obligations                       309       515
   Long-term debt                                            778         -
                                                        --------  --------
      Total non-current liabilities                        1,204       725
                                                        --------  --------
         Total liabilities                                12,432    15,919
                                                        --------  --------
Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders' equity:
   Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 5,000,000 shares
    authorized; none issued and outstanding                    -         -
   Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 200,000,000 shares
    authorized; 60,540,526 and 60,312,363 shares issued
    and outstanding at                                         -         -
    June 30, 2009 and 2008, respectively                       6         6
   Additional paid-in capital                            189,579   187,626
   Accumulated deficit                                  (171,687) (170,907)
   Accumulated other comprehensive income                    426       521
                                                        --------  --------
      Total stockholders' equity                          18,324    17,246
                                                        --------  --------
      Total liabilities and stockholders' equity        $ 30,756  $ 33,165
                                                        ========  ========



                              LANTRONIX, INC.
              Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations
                  (In thousands, except per share data)


                                    Three Months Ended      Year Ended
                                         June 30,             June 30,
                                    ------------------  ------------------
                                      2009      2008      2009      2008
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
Net revenue (1)                     $ 11,395  $ 14,714  $ 49,147  $ 57,586
Cost of revenue                        5,762     7,284    23,478    28,518
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
Gross profit                           5,633     7,430    25,669    29,068
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
Operating expenses:
   Selling, general and
    administrative                     4,548     6,300    19,517    23,892
   Research and development            1,469     1,711     5,888     6,944
   Restructuring charges                 108       757       806       757
   Amortization of purchased
    intangible assets                     18        18        72        72
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
Total operating expenses               6,143     8,786    26,283    31,665
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
Loss from operations                    (510)   (1,356)     (614)   (2,597)
Interest expense, net                    (52)      (31)     (186)     (150)
Other income (expense), net              (24)        5        19       120
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
Loss before income taxes                (586)   (1,382)     (781)   (2,627)
Benefit for income taxes                 (33)       (8)       (1)     (119)
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
Net loss                            $   (553) $ (1,374) $   (780) $ (2,508)
                                    ========  ========  ========  ========

Net loss per share (basic and
 diluted)                           $  (0.01) $  (0.02) $  (0.01) $  (0.04)
                                    ========  ========  ========  ========

Weighted average shares (basic and
 diluted)                             60,541    60,312    60,486    60,134
                                    ========  ========  ========  ========

(1) Includes net revenue from
     related party                  $    158  $    276  $    962  $    974
                                    ========  ========  ========  ========



                              LANTRONIX, INC.
             Unaudited Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Adjustments
                              (In thousands)


                                    Three Months Ended      Year Ended
                                         June 30,             June 30,
                                    ------------------  ------------------
                                      2009      2008      2009      2008
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------

GAAP net loss                       $   (553) $ (1,374) $   (780) $ (2,508)
  Non-GAAP adjustments:
    Cost of revenues:
      Share-based compensation            14        20        63        99
      Depreciation and amortization       45        38       171       156
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
    Total adjustments to cost of
     revenues                             59        58       234       255
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
    Selling, general and
     administrative:
      Share-based compensation           359       259     1,315       846
      Depreciation and amortization      142        97       565       368
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
    Total adjustments to selling,
     general and administrative          501       356     1,880     1,214
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
    Research and development:
      Share-based compensation           134        81       488       341
      Depreciation and amortization       16        16        70        55
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
    Total adjustments to research
     and development                     150        97       558       396
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
    Restructuring charge                 108       757       806       757
    Amortization of purchased
     intangible assets                    18        18        72        72
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
   Total non-GAAP adjustments to
    operating expenses                   777     1,228     3,316     2,439
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
  Interest expense, net                   52        31       186       150
  Other (income) expense, net             24        (5)      (19)     (120)
  Benefit for income taxes               (33)       (8)       (1)     (119)
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
  Total non-GAAP adjustments             879     1,304     3,716     2,605
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
  Non-GAAP net income (loss)        $    326  $    (70) $  2,936  $     97
                                    ========  ========  ========  ========

Non-GAAP net income per share
 (basic and diluted)                $   0.01  $  (0.00) $   0.05  $   0.00
                                    ========  ========  ========  ========


Denominator for GAAP net income per
 share (basic and diluted)            60,541    60,312    60,486    60,134
Non-GAAP adjustment                    2,857         -     2,115       722
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
Denominator for non-GAAP net income
 per share (basic and diluted)        63,398    60,312    62,601    60,856
                                    ========  ========  ========  ========


GAAP operating expenses             $  6,143  $  8,786  $ 26,283  $ 31,665
Non-GAAP adjustments to operating
 expenses                               (777)   (1,228)   (3,316)   (2,439)
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
Non-GAAP operating expenses         $  5,366  $  7,558  $ 22,967  $ 29,226
                                    ========  ========  ========  ========

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Lantronix, Inc.
Reagan Y. Sakai
Chief Financial Officer
(949) 453-3990

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