DayStar Technologies Announces 2011 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results

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DayStar Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSTI), a developer of solar photovoltaic products based on CIGS thin-film deposition technology, announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011.

DayStar Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSTI), a developer of solar photovoltaic products based on CIGS thin-film deposition technology, announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011.

Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $0.7 million or $0.07 per share, compared with a net loss of $2.3 million or $0.45 per share in the fourth quarter of 2010. Net loss for the full year ended December 31, 2011 was $3.4 million or $0.39 per share, compared with a net loss of $28.1 million or $6.38 per share in 2010. The per share losses were calculated on the weighted average common shares outstanding of 9.6 and 8.9 million for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011, respectively, compared with 5.1 and 4.4 million for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010, respectively.

Research and development expenses for the year ended December 31, 2011 were $1.3 million compared with $5.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2010. Selling, general and administrative expenses for the year ended December 31, 2011 were $2.2 million compared with $5.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2010. Research and development expenses and selling, general and administrative expenses reflect the cost savings measures implemented by the Company as well as lower share based compensation expenses. Additionally, the net loss for the year ended December 31, 2010 included non-cash expenses of $21.6 million. Specifically, $9.8 million of non-cash restructuring charges in 2010 resulted from the impairment charges on certain manufacturing equipment and leasehold improvements when the Company closed its manufacturing facility in Newark, California. Also included in these non-cash expenses was $6.1 million for amortization of the discount on outstanding convertible notes as well as $4.9 million related to the restructuring of these convertible notes during the year.

About DayStar Technologies, Inc.

DayStar Technologies, Inc. is engaged in the development of solar photovoltaic products based upon CIGS thin film deposition technology. For more information, visit the DayStar website at http://www.daystartech.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements in this release regarding our business that are not historical facts may be considered "forward-looking statements." The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available at the time the statements are made and management's belief as of that time with respect to future events and involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and outcomes to be materially different. Such forward–looking statements include statements regarding the expected benefits of restructuring measures and prospective fundraising and potential strategic partnership efforts. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current preliminary expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which may cause our results to differ materially and adversely from the statements contained herein. Some of the potential risks and uncertainties include our ability to raise substantial additional capital in the short term, our ability to achieve favorable outcomes in pending litigation, our ability to continue our business as a going concern, our ability to execute our commercialization plan, our ability to continue our debt reduction programs, and such other risks and uncertainties detailed in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they are made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Contact:

DayStar Technologies, Inc.

Christopher T. Lail
Chief Financial Officer
408/582.7100
investor(at)daystartech(dot)com

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