Quarter Revenue Increases 133% Nine Month Revenue Increases 96%

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LML PAYMENT SYSTEMS INC. ("LML") (Nasdaq:LMLP), a leading technology provider of financial payment solutions for e-commerce and traditional businesses, reports results for its third quarter and nine month period ended December 31, 2010.

Revenue for the third quarter ended December 31, 2010 was $11,060,000, an increase of 133% over the $4,743,000 in revenue for the third quarter ended December 31, 2009. GAAP net income for the quarter was $2,119,000, or $0.08 per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $396,000, or $(0.02) per share, for the third quarter ended December 31, 2009, an improvement of $2,515,000 or $0.10 per share. Cash provided by operating activities was $4,420,000 compared to $75,000 last year.

Non-GAAP net income was $2,679,000, or $0.10 per share, compared to $87,000, or $0.00 per share, for the third quarter last year. Non-GAAP net income excludes stock-based compensation, depreciation and amortization, and other non-cash items. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures is attached.

Revenue for the nine month period ended December 31, 2010 was $22,010,000, an increase of 96% from revenue of $11,230,000 for the nine month period ended December 31, 2009. GAAP net income for the same period was $3,019,000 or $0.11 per share, compared to GAAP net income of $59,000 or $0.00 per share, for the same period during fiscal 2009, an improvement of $2,960,000 or $0.11 per share. 

Non-GAAP net income for the nine month period ended December 31, 2010 was $4,587,000, or $0.16 per share, compared to $1,449,000, or $0.05 per share, for the same period last year. 

"We are pleased to announce these results for the third quarter and first nine month period of our fiscal year. All three of our business segments reported increased revenue and profitable results. Our Transaction Payment Processing segment continued to grow impressively at 30%. Our check business increased revenue by 22% and our Intellectual Property segment grew revenue by 350% during the last quarter. We are encouraged by these results and the impact of aligning our business segments; our products and services; and our customers' needs, as an increasing number of payments transition to electronic forms and are increasingly conducted over the Internet," said Patrick H. Gaines, Chief Executive Officer.  

Q3 Highlights

  • Overall revenue increased 133%
  • Transaction Payment Processing segment adds 406 new merchants and increases revenue by 30%
  • Intellectual Property segment settles litigation and licenses 5 defendants from Eastern District of Texas case
  • Net income of $2,119,000 compared to a net loss of $396,000 last year
  • Cash provided by operating activities of $4,420,000 compared to $75,000 last year
  • EPS increased to $0.08

9 Month Highlights
  • Overall revenue increased 96%
  • Transaction Payment Processing segment revenue increased 30%
  • Intellectual Property segment settles litigation with 8 defendants in Eastern District of Texas case
  • Net income of $3,019,000 compared to $59,000 last year
  • Cash provided by operating activities of $6,612,000 compared to $175,000 last year
  • EPS increased to $0.11

Conference Call

Management will host a conference call tomorrow, February 11, 2011, at 1:30 pm Pacific Time (4:30 pm Eastern Time) to discuss these results. To participate in the conference call, please dial in 5-10 minutes before the start of the call and follow the operator's instruction. If you are calling from the United States or Canada, please dial 1-800-916-9263. International callers please dial 1-212-231-2907. 

If you are unable to join the call, an audio recording of the call will be available on our website at www.lmlpayment.com .

About LML Payment Systems Inc. ( www.lmlpayment.com )

LML Payment Systems Inc., through its Canadian subsidiary Beanstream Internet Commerce Inc., and its U.S. subsidiaries Beanstream Internet Commerce Corp. and LML Payment Systems Corp., is a leading provider of financial payment processing solutions for e-commerce and traditional businesses. We provide credit card processing, online debit, electronic funds transfer, automated clearinghouse payment processing and authentication services, along with routing of selected transactions to third party processors and banks for authorization and settlement. Our intellectual property estate, owned by subsidiary LML Patent Corp., includes U.S. Patent No. RE40,220, No. 6,354,491, No. 6,283,366, No. 6,164,528, and No. 5,484,988 all of which relate to electronic check processing methods and systems. For more information about the Corporation please visit our interactive website at www.lmlpayment.com or email info@lmlpayment.com.

GAAP versus Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to GAAP financial measures, the Corporation has provided supplemental non-GAAP financial measures of net income and earnings per share, which exclude certain non-cash and non-recurring items. For purposes of this news release, non-GAAP net income and earnings per share exclude stock-based compensation expense under CICA 3870 and the FASB authoritative guidance regarding share-based payment, depreciation and amortization expense, and certain non-cash items. A reconciliation of adjustments of non-GAAP to GAAP results for the third quarter and nine month period and prior periods is included in the enclosed table. The Corporation believes that non-GAAP financial measures are useful in assessing operating performance as they provide an additional basis to evaluate our ability to incur and service debt and to fund capital expenditures. The Corporation believes the non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with similar measurement tools as its management uses to evaluate performance. Specifically, the Corporation's management utilizes and relies upon certain financial reports which consist of an operating performance indicator without certain non-cash items such as amortization and depreciation and stock-based compensation to evaluate the Corporation's operational performance as it pertains to generating cash, measuring budget expectations and achieving performance milestones.  Non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation and should not be considered as alternatives to financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Furthermore, our method of calculating the non-GAAP financial measures presented in this news release may differ from methods used by other companies, and as a result, the non-GAAP financial measures disclosed herein may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures used by other companies.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include all passages containing verbs such as "aims," "anticipates," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "projects" or "targets" or nouns corresponding to such verbs. Forward-looking statements also include any other passages that are primarily relevant to expected future events or that can only be evaluated by events that will occur in the future. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of the management at the time the statements are made and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect LML's actual results include, among others, the impact, if any, of stock-based compensation charges, the potential failure to establish and maintain strategic relationships, inability to integrate recent and future acquisitions, inability to develop new products or product enhancements on a timely basis, inability to protect our proprietary rights or to operate without infringing the patents and proprietary rights of others, and quarterly and seasonal fluctuations in operating results. More information about factors that potentially could affect LML's financial results is included in LML's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and our most recent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon these forward-looking statements that speak only as to the date of this release. Except as required by law, LML undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking or other statements in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
LML PAYMENT SYSTEMS INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND DEFICIT
(In U.S. Dollars, except share data)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended December 31 Nine months Ended December 31
         
  2010 2009 2010 2009
         
REVENUE $11,060,030 $4,742,568 $22,010,200 $11,229,773
COST OF REVENUE (includes stock-based compensation ("s.b.c.") expense of $18,773 for three months ended December 31, 2010 (2009 - $37,464) and $101,460 for nine months ended December 31, 2010 (2009 - $113,579)) 5,017,906 2,329,810 10,758,827 5,670,576
GROSS PROFIT (excludes amortization and depreciation expense) 6,042,124 2,412,758 11,251,373 5,559,197
         
OPERATING EXPENSES        
General and administrative (includes s.b.c. expense of $211,254 for three months ended December 31, 2010 (2009 - $243,028) and $691,751 for nine months ended December 31, 2010 (2009 - $781,386)) 1,179,386 1,059,165 3,346,474 3,083,629
Sales and marketing (includes s.b.c. expense of $16,779 for three months ended December 31, 2010 (2009 - $765) and $32,589 for nine months ended December 31, 2010 (2009 - $2,277)) 191,754 103,481 453,177 296,084
Product development and enhancement (includes s.b.c. expense of $14,891 for three months ended December 31, 2010 (2009 - $12,233) and $46,165 for nine months ended December 31, 2010 (2009 - $36,434)) 137,311 122,759 410,888 342,585
Amortization of property and equipment 30,514 34,702 97,847 99,748
Amortization of intangible assets 165,644 165,644 496,932 497,182
Gain on sale of assets -- -- -- (3,830)
         
INCOME BEFORE OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES) AND INCOME TAXES 4,337,515 927,007 6,446,055 1,243,799
         
Foreign exchange (loss) gain (102,369) 10,928 (101,298) 135,296
Other expenses (626) -- (5,464) (50,641)
Interest income 16,873 4,285 29,170 20,549
Interest expense -- (846) -- (47,676)
         
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES 4,251,393 941,374 6,368,463 1,301,327
Income tax expense (recovery)        
Current 1,281,285 (324,275) 983,532 (323,647)
Future 850,875 1,661,740 2,366,354 1,565,586
  2,132,160 1,337,465 3,349,886 1,241,939
         
NET INCOME (LOSS) 2,119,233 (396,091) 3,018,577 59,388
         
DEFICIT, beginning of period (27,977,938) (28,295,977) (28,877,282) (28,751,456)
         
DEFICIT, end of period $(25,858,705) $(28,692,068) $(25,858,705) $(28,692,068)
         
EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE, basic $0.08 $(0.02) $0.11 $--
         
EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE, diluted $0.08 $(0.02) $0.11 $--
         
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING        
Basic 27,253,886 27,116,408 27,252,620 27,116,408
Diluted 28,285,669 27,252,792 27,707,532 27,150,430
 
LML PAYMENT SYSTEMS INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(In U.S. Dollars)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended December 31 Nine Months Ended December 31
         
  2010 2009 2010 2009
         
GAAP Net Income (Loss) $2,119,233 $(396,091) $3,018,577 $59,388
         
Add stock-based compensation 261,697 293,490 871,965 931,676
Add amortization of property and equipment 30,514 34,702 97,847 99,748
Add amortization of intangible assets 165,644 165,644 496,932 497,182
Add foreign exchange loss (gain) 102,369 (10,928) 101,298 (135,296)
Less gain on sale of capital assets -- -- -- (3,830)
         
Non-GAAP Net Income $2,679,457 $86,817 $4,586,619 $1,448,868
         
         
GAAP Earnings (Loss) Per Share, basic $0.08 $(0.02) $0.11 $--
         
Add stock-based compensation 0.01 0.01 0.03 0.03
Add amortization of property and equipment 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Add amortization of intangible assets 0.01 0.01 0.02 0.02
Add foreign exchange loss (gain) 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00)
Less gain on sale of capital assets -- -- -- (0.00)
         
Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share, basic $0.10 $-- $0.16 $0.05
         
         
GAAP Earnings (Loss) Per Share, diluted $0.08 $(0.02) $0.11 $--
         
Add stock-based compensation 0.01 0.01 0.03 0.03
Add amortization of property and equipment 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Add amortization of intangible assets 0.01 0.01 0.02 0.02
Add foreign exchange loss (gain) 0.00 (0.00) 0.00 (0.00)
Less gain on sale of capital assets -- -- -- (0.00)
         
Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share, diluted $0.10 $-- $0.16 $0.05
     
LML PAYMENT SYSTEMS INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In U.S. Dollars, except as noted below)
(Unaudited)
     
  December 31, 2010 March 31, 2010
ASSETS    
Current Assets    
Cash and cash equivalents $11,779,289 $5,069,763
Funds held for merchants 8,175,053 5,804,752
Restricted cash 175,000 175,000
Accounts receivable, less allowances of $31,339 and $31,463, respectively 1,141,865 799,584
Corporate taxes receivable 1,632,383 1,072,930
Prepaid expenses 276,114 416,507
Current portion of future income tax assets 527,824 1,280,860
Total current assets 23,707,528 14,619,396
     
Property and equipment, net 166,288 219,580
Patents, net 329,734 455,304
Restricted cash 258,556 255,247
Future income tax assets 817,480 2,406,473
Other assets 20,822 20,641
Goodwill 17,874,202 17,874,202
Other intangible assets, net 4,338,975 4,710,337
     
TOTAL ASSETS $47,513,585 $40,561,180
     
LIABILITIES    
Current Liabilities    
Accounts payable $1,309,644 $836,274
Accrued liabilities 849,814 1,040,443
Corporate taxes payable 1,076,558 --
Funds due to merchants 8,175,053 5,804,752
Current portion of obligations under capital lease 2,460 11,195
Current portion of deferred revenue 1,314,733 1,325,983
Total current liabilities 12,728,262 9,018,647
     
Obligations under capital lease 9,225 9,840
     
Deferred revenue 1,274,961 2,155,162
     
TOTAL LIABILITIES 14,012,448 11,183,649
  Commitments and Contingencies      
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY    
Capital Stock    
Class A, preferred stock, $1.00 CDN par value, 150,000,000 shares authorized, issuable in series, none issued or outstanding -- --
     
Class B, preferred stock, $1.00 CDN par value, 150,000,000 shares authorized, issuable in series, none issued or outstanding -- --
     
Common shares, no par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 27,293,984 and 27,241,408 issued and outstanding, respectively 50,284,080 50,152,385
     
Contributed surplus 8,784,979 7,952,343
Deficit (25,858,705) (28,877,282)
Accumulated other comprehensive income 290,783 150,085
Total shareholders' equity 33,501,137 29,377,531
     
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $47,513,585 $40,561,180
 
LML PAYMENT SYSTEMS INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In U.S. Dollars)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended December 31 Nine months Ended December 31
         
  2010 2009 2010 2009
         
Operating Activities:        
Net income (loss) $2,119,233 $(396,091) $3,018,577 $59,388
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities        
Provision for losses on accounts receivable -- -- -- 5,705
Amortization of property and equipment 30,514 34,702 97,847 99,748
Amortization of intangible assets 165,644 165,644 496,932 497,182
Gain on sale of assets -- -- -- (3,830)
Stock-based compensation 261,697 293,490 871,965 931,676
Stock-based compensation – future income taxes 24,325 -- 24,325 --
Future income taxes 826,550 1,661,740 2,342,029 1,565,586
Foreign exchange gain (730) (52,253) (2,226) (331,716)
         
Changes in non-cash operating working capital        
Funds held in trust 361,684 (718,093) -- (718,093)
Restricted cash -- (100,000) -- (100,000)
Accounts receivable (196,246) (145,436) (319,316) 71,714
Corporate taxes receivable (69,898) (432,147) (496,025) (582,863)
Prepaid expenses 152,522 152,228 142,697 3,202
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 9,061 (4,503) 252,771 (70,949)
Corporate taxes payable 1,076,558 (6,991) 1,076,558 (327,673)
Deferred revenue (341,216) (377,545) (893,994) (923,947)
Net cash provided by operating activities 4,419,698 74,745 6,612,140 175,130
         
Investing Activities:        
Acquisition of property and equipment (14,717) (75,497) (44,998) (90,017)
Proceeds from disposal of property and equipment -- -- -- 3,830
Net cash used in investing activities (14,717) (75,497) (44,998) (86,187)
         
Financing Activities:        
Payments on capital leases -- (39,552) (9,202) (140,882)
Payment on promissory notes -- -- -- (2,321,460)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 68,040 -- 68,040 --
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 68,040 (39,552) 58,838 (2,462,342)
         
Effects of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 84,236 16,457 83,546 214,356
         
INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS 4,557,257 (23,847) 6,709,526 (2,159,043)
         
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 7,222,032 4,003,334 5,069,763 6,138,530
         
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $11,779,289 $3,979,487 $11,779,289 $3,979,487
         
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information        
Interest paid $-- $846 $-- $47,939
Taxes paid $137,000 $-- $137,000 $435,138
CONTACT: Patrick H. Gaines         Chairman and CEO         (604) 689-4440                  Investor Relations         (800) 888-2260

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