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For Immediate Release

Company Contact
John S. Kirk
President CE Software, Inc.
john.kirk@cesoft.com
(515) 221-1801

CE Software, Inc. Reports Second-Quarter Results


West Des Moines, Iowa, June 13, 2000 -- CE SOFTWARE, INC. today announced financial results for its second quarter ended March 31, 2000.

The company reports a net loss of $305,000, or $0.27 per share, for the quarter. The same quarter a year ago saw a net loss of $758,000, or $0.67 per share. Revenues were $735,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2000, compared to $580,000 for the same quarter a year ago.

A major reason for the loss in last year's second quarter was because CE Software's stock holdings in Documentum, Inc. experienced an unrealized loss of $455,000 due to a significant decline in the trading securities value. Documentum stock was volatile and its price declined 68 percent between December 31, 1998 and March 31, 1999.

The financial performance for this quarter was affected by two principal factors. First, sales were impacted by a non-recurring inventory adjustment by CE Software, Inc.'s largest distributor, which resulted in the unanticipated return of the company's products. Secondly, expenses associated with restructuring operations and with the Company's spin off from CE Software Holdings, Inc. just prior to CE Software Holdings' merger with Lightning Rod Software, Inc. contributed to larger than normal levels of expense.

"We've had numerous expenses associated with the merger," said John S. Kirk, president of CE Software, Inc. "The merger and spin off were completed April 28, 2000. Each CE Software Holdings, Inc. shareholder immediately prior to the merger at the close of business on that date will receive one share of CE Software, Inc. stock for each share of CE Software Holdings, Inc. stock. This distribution is expected to be accomplished very soon."

Since 1981 CE Software, Inc. has developed automation utilities and E-mail software that save time and effort for millions of Microsoft Windows 95/98/00, Windows NT and Macintosh users. For more information: (515) 221-1801 or www.cesoft.com.


This release contains forward-looking information that is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties and actual developments may differ materially from those projected. For a discussion of important factors that could affect the Company's results, the reader is encouraged to refer to the Company's Form 10-SB and quarterly Form 10-QSB.

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CE SOFTWARE, INC.
Condensed Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended
March 31

Nine Months Ended
March 31

 

2000  

1999  

2000  

1999  

 
Net revenues

$735

$580

$1,650

$1,449

Cost of revenues

218


164


433


371


  Gross profit

517

416

1,217

1,078

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

820

1,129

1,567

2,160

  Operating loss

(303)

(713)

(350)

(1,082)

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense)

(2)

(488)

(7)

(147)

  Loss before income taxes

(305)

(1,201)

(357)

(1,229)

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax (benefit) expense

(-)


(443)


(-)


(459)


  Net loss  

$(305)


$(758)


$(357)


$(770)


 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per share

$(.27)

$(.67)

$(.32)

$(.68)

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares

1,131

1,131

1,131

1,131

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


CE Software, Inc.
Since 1981, CE Software, Inc. has developed automation utilities and E-mail software that save time and effort for millions of Microsoft Windows 95/98, Windows NT and Macintosh users. For more information: (515) 221-1801 or www.cesoft.com.

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