NORCROSS, Ga., Aug. 12, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSE Amex:INS) ( announced today its financial results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2010.

For the second quarter ended June 30, 2010, the company recorded net income of $298,000 compared to a net loss of $(177,000) in the second quarter of 2009. Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.03 in the three month period ended June 30, 2010 compared to basic and diluted loss per share of $(0.04) in the same period in 2009. For the six month period ended June 30, 2010, the company reported net income of $383,000 or $0.04 per basic and diluted share compared to a net loss of $(839,000), or $(0.19) per basic and diluted share.

Net revenue for the second quarter of 2010 was $4,608,000, an increase of 48 percent compared to the second quarter of 2009. For the six month period ended June 30, 2010, net revenue was $8,305,000, an increase of 40 percent over the comparable period in 2009. The company's ChemFree subsidiary reported strong sales of both SmartWasher® machines and consumable supplies in both domestic and international markets. In addition, the company's CoreCard Software subsidiary continued to expand its product capabilities and customer base and reported an increase in license and service revenue in both the second quarter and year-to-date periods due to a growing number of customers.

J. Leland Strange, president and chief executive officer of the company, commented, "ChemFree continues to produce excellent results with good sales momentum and makes a strong profit contribution to our consolidated results.  In the first half of 2010, CoreCard completed its first international implementation and first significant customer conversion from a national processor.  Software implementations may have significant activity over several quarters but license revenue is generally not recognized until completion of a project. Even though we reported a profit for the second consecutive quarter, it is not necessarily indicative of a trend due in part to the way we recognize revenue on project completions. Our consolidated financial results are not likely to be smooth or predictable on a quarterly basis until CoreCard has a larger base of recurring revenue."

The company will hold an investor conference call today, August 12, at 11 AM EDT. Interested investors are invited to attend the conference call by dialing 1-877-819-3201 and entering conference ID code 93557130. A transcript of the call will be posted on the company's website at as soon as available after the call. The company intends to file its Form 10-Q for the second quarter on August 13, 2010. For additional information about reported results, investors will be able to access the Form 10-Q on the company's website at or on the SEC site,

About Intelligent Systems Corporation

For over thirty years, Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSE Amex:INS) has identified, created, operated and grown early stage technology companies. The company has operations and investments in the information technology and industrial products industries. The company's principal majority-owned subsidiaries are CoreCard Software, Inc. (, a provider of software and services for prepaid and credit card processing, and ChemFree Corporation (, a leader in bioremediating parts washer equipment and supplies.  Further information is available on the company's website at or by calling the company at 770/381-2900.

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(unaudited; in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
  Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2010 2009 2010 2009
 Products $ 3,764 $ 2,583 $ 7,111 $ 5,068
 Services 844 540 1,194 843
 Total revenue 4,608 3,123 8,305 5,911
Cost of revenue        
 Products 2,159 1,351 3,868 2,668
 Services 387 247 560 542
 Total cost of revenue 2,546 1,598 4,428 3,210
 Marketing 553 456 1,119 900
 General & administrative 672 766 1,397 1,690
 Research & development 492 506 929 1,010
Income (loss) from operations 345 (203) 432 (899)
 Interest income, net 17 16 44 31
 Equity in income (loss) of affiliate (10) 12 (22) 19
 Other income 7 ---- 13 13
Income (loss) before income taxes 359 (175) 467 (836)
Income taxes 61 2 84 3
Net income (loss) $ 298 $ (177) $ 383 $ (839)
Income (loss) per share (basic and diluted): $ 0.03 $ (0.04) $ 0.04 $ (0.19)
Basic wgt average shares outstanding 8,958,028 4,478,971 8,958,028 4,478,971
Diluted wgt average shares outstanding 8,962,735 4,478,971 8,962,493 4,478,971



(in thousands, except share amounts)
  June 30, December 31,
  2010 2009
ASSETS (unaudited)
Current assets:  
Cash $2,400 $2,795
Accounts receivable, net 2,380 1,680
Notes and interest receivable, current portion 983 492
Inventories, net  773 964
Other current assets 180 399
Total current assets 6,716 6,330
Long-term investments 1,196 1,219
Notes and interest receivable, net of current portion 554 1,006
Property and equipment, at cost less accumulated depreciation  1,271 1,256
Patents, net 200 223
Total assets $9,937 $10,034
Current liabilities:  
Accounts payable $624 $576
Deferred revenue 720 1,355
Accrued payroll 433 423
Accrued expenses 682 565
Other current liabilities 351 406
Total current liabilities 2,810 3,325
Long-term liabilities 110 100
Total stockholders' equity  7,017 6,609
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $9,937 $10,034
CONTACT:  Intelligent Systems Corporation          Bonnie Herron          770-564-5504