Intelligent Systems Announces Third Quarter 2017 Results

NORCROSS, Ga., Nov. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intelligent Systems Corporation [NYSE American:INS] announced today its financial results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2017

For the three month period ended September 30, 2017, the company recorded net income attributable to Intelligent Systems of $1,385,000 ($0.16 per basic and diluted share) compared to net income attributable to Intelligent Systems of $123,000 ($0.01 per basic and diluted share) in the third quarter of 2016. The company recognized $1,868,000 in other income, representing principally a one-time gain in investment income of $1,838,000 on the sale of majority of its minority equity ownership in a privately-held technology company and the release of funds held in escrow from the sale of another minority equity ownership from an earlier period.  Total revenue in the third quarter of 2017 was $1,868,000 compared to $2,649,000 recorded in the same quarter in 2016. The Company has previously discussed how comparing quarter to quarter revenue may not accurately reflect activity as revenue recognition policy requires certain completion benchmarks even though much work may have been performed during the quarter.

For the year-to-date period ended September 30, 2017, the company recorded net income attributable to Intelligent Systems Corporation of $1,123,000  ($0.13 per basic and diluted share), compared to net loss attributable to Intelligent Systems of $1,032,000 ($0.12 per basic share and diluted share) in the nine month period in 2016.  The change between periods reflects the gain on certain investment sales in which the company owned a minority equity stake compared to a non-cash investment write-down in 2016 reducing the carrying value of an investment in a development stage technology company in which the company owned a minority equity stake.  Although revenue increased 16 percent for the year-to-date period of 2017 as compared to the same period in 2016, the company recorded a loss from operations in the 2017 period primarily due to an increase in R&D expenditures as the company continues investing for future growth in the CoreCard business.
J. Leland Strange, CEO of Intelligent Systems, stated,  “We are pleased with the continued progress both in customer acquisition and in the build-out of our transaction processing software. We believe our credit management software is the most robust in the market as far as ability to configure parameters for management of complex and flexible credit programs. Looking forward we believe we need to add significantly to our resources and infrastructure to handle future demand, so we plan to stay on course with these investments as we build value for our shareholders.”

The company will file its Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2017 with the Securities and Exchange Commission today, November 9, 2017. 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 American: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.

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Intelligent Systems Corporation
(unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
 Three Months Ended Sept. 30,Nine Months Ended Sept. 30,
Products$179 $518 $683 $896 
Services 1,689  2,131  6,073  4,948 
Total net revenue 1,868  2,649  6,756  5,844 
Cost of revenue    
Products 55  449  258  571 
Services 757  976  2,803  2,342 
Total cost of revenue 812  1,425  3,061  2,913 
Marketing 64  80  212  274 
General and administrative 343  376  1,221  1,315 
Research and development 1,132  637  2,961  1,893 
Income (loss) from operations (483) 131  (699) (551)
Other income (loss) 1,868  37  1,842  (606)
Income (loss) before Income taxes 1,385  168  1,143  (1,157)
Income taxes --  --  20  (3)
Net income (loss) 1,385  168  1,123  (1,154)
Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest --  (45) --  122 
Net income (loss) attributable to Intelligent Systems Corporation$1,385 $123 $1,123 $(1,032)
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to Intelligent Systems Corporation:   
Basic$0.16 $0.01 $0.13 $(0.12)
Diluted$0.16 $0.01 $0.13 $(0.12)
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding 8,777,988  8,731,299  8,762,571  8,731,299 
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding 8,894,864  8,868,692  8,883,241  8,731,299 

Intelligent Systems Corporation
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
As of September 30, 2017December 31, 2016
Current assets:  
Marketable securities 442 418 
Accounts receivable, net 1,733 1,329 
Notes and interest receivable, current portion 1 -- 
Other current assets 994 1,160 
Total current assets 19,628 20,631 
Investments 1,034 1,272 
Notes and interest receivable, net of current portion 750 -- 
Property and equipment, at cost less accumulated depreciation 894 700 
Other long-term assets 159 101 
Total assets$22,465$22,704 
Current liabilities:  
Accounts payable$192$301 
Deferred revenue, current portion 1,137 1,474 
Accrued payroll 592 515 
Accrued expenses 99 43 
Other current liabilities 289 1,338 
Total current liabilities 2,309 3,671 
Deferred revenue, net of current portion 33 85 
Other long-term liabilities 18 18 
Total Intelligent Systems Corporation stockholders’ equity 20,105 21,946 
Noncontrolling interest -- (3,016)
Total stockholders’ equity 20,105 18,930 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$22,465$22,704 

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Source: Intelligent Systems Corporation