Intelligent Systems Announces Third Quarter And Year-To-Date 2016 Results

NORCROSS, Ga., Nov. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSE MKT:INS) announced today its financial results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2016. 

Revenue was $2,649,000 and $5,844,000 in the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2016, respectively, representing growth of 115 percent and 67 percent, respectively, as compared to the same periods in 2015.  The growth in both product and services revenue is attributable to the initial implementation of a global license customer in the third quarter of 2016 as well as expansion of our processing services customer base and an upswing in our professional services to support both new and existing customers.  

For the three month period ended September 30, 2016, the company recorded net income attributable to Intelligent Systems of $123,000 ($0.01 per basic and diluted share) compared to a net loss attributable to Intelligent Systems of $424,000 ($0.05 per basic and diluted share) in the third quarter of 2015. The strong revenue growth for the quarter while maintaining operating expenses below the comparable period in the prior year resulted in a $547,000 positive swing in profits for the third quarter of 2016 as compared to the same period in 2015.

For the year-to-date period ended September 30, 2016, the company recorded net loss attributable to Intelligent Systems Corporation of $1,032,000 ($0.12 per basic and diluted share). Included in the year-to-date loss is a previously reported $750,000 impairment charge reducing the carrying value of our minority equity ownership in an early stage sensor technology company. In the comparable nine month period in 2015, the company recorded net income attributable to Intelligent Systems of $17,080,000 ($1.93 per basic share and $1.91 per diluted share). The dramatic change between periods reflects the gain of $18,726,000 on the sale of the company's former ChemFree subsidiary in the year-to-date period in 2015.  As previously reported, the company sold its ChemFree subsidiary on March 31, 2015 and consequently has classified the ChemFree business as discontinued operations for all periods presented.

"Being up year-over-year for the third quarter in revenue and earnings from on-going CoreCard operations translated into the same results for Intelligent Systems and is welcome from both a management and shareholder perspective," said Leland Strange, CEO of Intelligent Systems. "I can imagine some shareholders feel like I do - 'it's about time'!  We feel good about the rest of the year while cautioning that we will continue to add resources and infrastructure to take advantage of the unique combination of technology, people and capabilities that CoreCard offers in the FinTech arena. We will still see some variations on a quarter-to-quarter basis as revenue recognition is somewhat dependent on when some of our larger customers determine to 'pull the trigger' and go live."

The company will file its Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2016 with the Securities and Exchange Commission today, November 14, 2016. 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-five years, Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSE MKT:INS) has identified, created, operated and grown technology companies. The company's principal continuing operations include CoreCard Software, Inc. ( and its affiliate companies. CoreCard designs, develops, and markets a comprehensive suite of software solutions to corporations, financial institutions, retailers and processors to manage their credit and debit cards, prepaid cards, private label cards, fleet cards, loyalty programs, and accounts receivable and small loan transactions. CoreCard is a unique partner for FinTech innovators by providing them a comprehensive platform for their payment and processing solutions. CoreCard also offers prepaid and credit card processing services using its proprietary software solutions.   Further information is available on the company's website at or by calling the company at 770/381-2900.

In addition to historical information, this news release may contain forward-looking statements relating to Intelligent Systems Corporation and its subsidiary and affiliated companies. These statements include all statements that are not statements of historical fact regarding the intent, belief or expectations of Intelligent Systems Corporation and its management with respect to, among other things, results of operations, product plans, and financial condition. The words "may," "will," "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "expect," "estimate," "plan," "strategy" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. The company does not undertake to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new developments or otherwise, except as required by law. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are instability in the financial markets, delays in product development, undetected software errors, competitive pressures, changes in customers' requirements or financial condition, market acceptance of products and services, and declines in general economic and financial market conditions, particularly those that cause businesses to delay or cancel purchase decisions.
  (unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share amounts)  
        Three Months Ended Sept. 30,    Nine Months Ended Sept. 30,  
          2016     2015     2016     2015  
  Products     $ 518   $ 139   $ 896   $ 413  
  Services       2,131     1,093     4,948     3,096  
  Total net revenue       2,649     1,232     5,844     3,509  
  Cost of revenue                            
  Products       449     55     571     166  
  Services       976     603     2,342     1,774  
  Total cost of revenue       1,425     658     2,913     1,940  
  Marketing       80     58     274     180  
  General and administrative       376     433     1,315     1,527  
  Research and development       637     703     1,893     2,114  
  Gain (loss) from operations       131     (620 )   (551 )   (2,252 )
  Other income (loss)       37     46     (606 ) 1   74  
  Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes       168     (574 )   (1,157 )   (2,178 )
  Income taxes       --     --     (3 )   3  
  Income (loss) from continuing operations       168     (574 )   (1,154 )   (2,181 )
  Gain on sale of discontinued operations, net of taxes       --     --     --     18,726 2
  Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes       --     --     --     (3 )
  Net income (loss)       168     (574 )   (1,154 )   16,542  
  Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest       (45 )   150     122     538  
  Net income (loss) attributable to Intelligent Systems Corporation     $ 123   $ (424 ) $ (1,032 ) $ 17,080  
  Earnings (loss) per share attributable to Intelligent Systems Corporation:                            
  Basic earnings (loss) per share     $ 0.01   $ (0.05 ) $ (0.12 $ 1.93  
  Diluted earnings (loss) per share     $ 0.01   $ (0.05 ) $ (0.12 $ 1.91  
  Basic weighted average common shares outstanding       8,731,299     8,731,299     8,731,299     8,832,067  
  Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding       8,868,692     8,731,299     8,731,299     8,921,677  
  1. Includes write-down of $750,000 on carrying value of investment in early stage technology company.
  2. Reflects sale of ChemFree subsidiary on March 31, 2015.
(in thousands)  
As of     September 30, 2016     December 31, 2015  
ASSETS     (unaudited)     (audited)  
Current assets:              
Cash   $ 16,203   $ 18,059  
Marketable securities     431     396  
Accounts receivable, net     852     962  
Other current assets     1,063     2,846  
Restricted cash     2,200     2,200  
Total current assets     20,749     24,463  
Investments     233     1,015  
Property and equipment, at cost less accumulated depreciation     610     636  
Other long-term assets     99     59  
Total assets   $ 21,691   $ 26,173  
Current liabilities:              
Accounts payable   $ 222   $ 78  
Deferred revenue, current portion     1,446     1,830  
Accrued payroll     578     495  
Accrued expenses     31     25  
Other current liabilities     288     243  
Liabilities from discontinued operations     --     120  
Total current liabilities     2,565     2,791  
Deferred revenue, net of current portion     89     195  
Other long-term liabilities     18     18  
Total Intelligent Systems Corporation stockholders' equity     22,022     26,048  
Noncontrolling interest     (3,003 )   (2,879 )
Total stockholders' equity     19,019     23,169  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 21,691   $ 26,173  


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