DayStar Technologies: Q2 Financial Results 2010

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NEWARK, California -- DayStar Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSTI - News), a developer of solar photovoltaic products based on CIGS thin-film deposition technology, today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Net loss for the second quarter of 2010 was $12.2 million or $2.97 per share, compared with a net loss of $6.7 million or $1.79 per share in the second quarter of 2009. The net loss for the second quarter of 2010 reflects non-cash restructuring charges of $7.8 million, including $3.5 million in impairment charges on leasehold improvements at the Company's Newark, California facility upon termination of the lease, as well as $4.3 million in impairment charges recorded on certain equipment during the quarter. The loss for the second quarter of 2010 also includes share-based compensation of $1.5 million. Overall, cash expenses were reduced significantly during the second quarter of 2010 as compared with 2009 with the implementation of cost savings measures including a reduction in workforce in order to preserve cash while focusing our resources on the development of our core CIGS technology and fundraising efforts to secure strategic partners and commercialize our product.

The per share losses were calculated on the weighted average common shares outstanding of 4.1 and 3.7 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010 and 2009, respectively. The average shares outstanding and loss per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 and 2009 reflect the 1-for-9 reverse stock split implemented on May 11, 2010. DayStar's common stock began trading on the NASDAQ Capital Market on a split adjusted basis on May 12, 2010.

The balance sheet as of June 30, 2010, and the statement of operations for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2010, is attached as exhibits to this press release.

About DayStar Technologies, Inc.

DayStar Technologies, Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of solar photovoltaic products based upon CIGS thin film deposition technology. For more information, visit the DayStar website at

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 news release are based on information available at the time the statements are made and/or 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 our cost savings measures and prospective fundraising 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 and such other risks and uncertainties detailed in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, 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.

DayStar Technologies, Inc.
Patrick J. Forkin III
Sr. VP Corporate Development


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