PYDS Reports Earnings For First Quarter Of 2013

SAN ANTONIO, May 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Payment Data Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:PYDS) an integrated electronic payments solutions provider, today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.

Revenues were $1,059,503 for the first quarter of 2013 down from $1,295,870 for the first quarter of 2012 due to lower transaction volumes in echeck processing. The operating loss for the quarter ending March 31, 2013 was $222,658 when compared to an operating income of $58,981 for the first quarter of 2012. Net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 was $232,432 down from a net income of $69,072 for the first quarter of 2012.

Highlights for the first quarter of 2013 include:

- Credit card and debit card processing transactions were the highest the Company has ever experienced in any previous quarter in our history and represented an 18% growth in dollars processed over the same period in 2012.

- Prepaid card sales were also up significantly as compared to the volumes in the same period in the prior year and represented an increase of 165% in sales over the same period in 2012.

- Cash and cash equivalents grew to $2,401,047 in the first quarter of 2013 from $2,179,657 the first quarter of 2012.

- Total current assets grew to 2,630,415 in the first quarter of 2013 from 2,381,561 in the first quarter of 2012.

- Total current liabilities improved to $1,895,012 for the first quarter of 2013 as compared to $2,428,271 in the first quarter of 2012.

- Working capital improved to $735,402 in the first quarter of 2013 as compared to negative working capital of $46,709 in the first quarter of 2012.

- Total transaction dollar volume processed exceeded sixty million dollars.

For complete financial results, please view our 10Q which was filed with the SEC today.

Commenting on the results for the quarter, Michael R. Long, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Payment Data Systems, said, "This quarter was one that we focused on positioning the company for a potential national stock listing. We believe that the national listing, if achieved, will allow us to seek acquisitions to accelerate our growth. We continue to be debt free and are seeing continued interest by new prospective customers in our services including financial institutions. We remain excited about our outlook for 2013."

Mr. Long continued, "Also during the quarter, we made investments to upgrade our technology and transaction-processing systems and enhanced contact center technology. We also invested in the development an innovative product line to allow for financial institutions to offer turn-key prepaid card programs with the ability for their customers to upload their personal photos to the image on the front of the card. Early sales discussions with bank prospects have been positive. We expect to earn revenue from this prepaid offering at the end of the second quarter of 2013.
 
PAYMENT DATA SYSTEMS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)
     
     
  Three Months Ended March 31,
  2013 2012
     
Revenues $1,059,503 $1,295,870
     
Operating expenses:    
Cost of services 826,299 772,477
Selling, general and administrative:    
Stock-based compensation 73,270 59,520
Other expenses 376,300 404,461
Depreciation 6,292 431
Total operating expenses 1,282,161 1,236,889
     
Operating income (loss) (222,658) 58,981
     
Other income (expense), net (9,774) 10,091
     
Income (loss) before income taxes (232,432) 69,072
Income taxes -- --
     
Net income (loss)  $ (232,432) $69,072
     
Basic and diluted earnings (net loss) per common share: $0.00 $0.00
Weighted average common shares outstanding    
 Basic 133,698,682 132,565,984
 Diluted 133,698,682 136,164,096

About Payment Data Systems, Inc.

Payment Data Systems is an integrated payment solutions provider to merchants and billers. The organization provides an extensive set of products to deliver world-class payment acceptance. Payment Data has solutions for merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus and card issuers. The strength of the Company is its ability to offer specifically tailored solutions for card issuance, payment acceptance and bill payments.

For additional information, visit www.paymentdata.com. Contact Michael Long for Investor Relations information at 210.249.4040 or email at ir@paymentdata.com.

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