Intelligent Systems Announces Second Quarter and Year-To-Date 2017 Results

NORCROSS, Ga., Aug. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intelligent Systems Corporation [NYSE American:INS] announced today its financial results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2017.

Revenue was $3,136,000 and $4,888,000 in the three and six month periods of 2017, respectively, representing growth of 102 percent and 53 percent, respectively, as compared to the same periods in 2016.  The growth is attributable to an increase in the number of software licenses, an increase in the volume of transaction processing services and an upswing in our professional services.

For the three month period ended June 30, 2017, the company recorded net income attributable to Intelligent Systems of $203,000 ($0.02 per basic and diluted share) compared to net loss attributable to Intelligent Systems of $217,000 ($0.02 per basic and diluted share) in the second quarter of 2016. The strong revenue growth for the quarter offset, to a lesser degree, by an increase in operating expenses primarily in R&D expenditures, resulted in significantly greater income from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2017 as compared to the same period last year.

For the year-to-date period ended June 30, 2017, the company recorded net loss  attributable to Intelligent Systems Corporation of $262,000  ($0.03 per basic and diluted share), compared to net loss attributable to Intelligent Systems of $1,155,000 ($0.13 per basic share and diluted share) in the six month period in 2016. The positive change between periods is due to both the revenue growth experienced for the year resulting in a lesser loss from operations year over year and less investment write-downs in 2017 as compared to 2016. Impacting the prior year-to-date period was a non-cash investment write-down charge of $750,000 included in the line item Other Income (Loss) to reduce the carrying value of an investment in a development stage technology company in which the company owned a minority equity stake.

“Revenue increases are usually a good thing and it certainly is in this case,” commented J. Leland Strange, CEO of Intelligent Systems.  “Profits (or less losses) are not always good if the business should be increasing investment in resources in anticipation of greater revenue in the future. At this point for CoreCard, we are constantly trying to balance these competing interests (make a profit or keep investing) amid the larger competitive landscape as well as anticipated new customer engagements. The bottom line from a business growth standpoint is things are good and look good going forward although the bottom line from a profit view will depend on other longer term tactical decisions.”

Investor Conference Call Today

The company is holding an investor conference call today, August 10, 2017, at 11 AM Eastern time.  Interested investors are invited to attend the conference call by dialing 855.766.6518 and entering conference ID code 64718354.  A transcript of the call will be posted on the company’s website at as soon as available after the call.

The company will file its Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2017 with the Securities and Exchange Commission today, August 10, 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.

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.

Intelligent Systems Corporation
(unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
 Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
  2017  2016  2017  2016 
Products$302 $149 $504 $378 
Services 2,834  1,401  4,384  2,818 
Total net revenue 3,136  1,550  4,888  3,196 
Cost of revenue    
Products 147  58  203  122 
Services 1,199  719  2,046  1,367 
Total cost of revenue 1,346  777  2,249  1,489 
Marketing 69  99  148  195 
General and administrative 397  383  878  939 
Research and development 1,042  611  1,829  1,256 
Income (loss) from operations 282  (320) (216) (683)
Other income (loss) (59) 21  (26) (642)a
Income (loss) before Income taxes 223  (299) (242) (1,325)
Income taxes 20  (2) 20  (3)
Net income (loss) 203  (297) (262) (1,322)
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest --  80  --  167 
Net income (loss) attributable to Intelligent Systems Corporation$203 $(217)$(262)$(1,155)
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to Intelligent Systems Corporation:      
Basic$0.02 $(0.02)$(0.03)$(0.13)
Diluted$0.02 $(0.02)$(0.03)$(0.13)
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding 8,766,425  8,731,299  8,754,862  8,731,299 
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding 8,878,266  8,731,299  8,754,862  8,731,299 
a. Includes write-down of $750,000 on carrying value of investment in an early stage technology company.

Intelligent Systems Corporation
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
As of June 30, 2017December 31, 2016
Current assets:     
Marketable securities 436 418 
Accounts receivable, net 1,677 1,329 
Other current assets 930 1,160 
Total current assets 18,960 20,631 
Investments 1,150 1,272 
Property and equipment, at cost less accumulated depreciation 609 700 
Other long-term assets 69 101 
Total assets$20,788$22,704 
Current liabilities:     
Accounts payable$121$301 
Deferred revenue, current portion 936 1,474 
Accrued payroll 538 515 
Accrued expenses 74 43 
Other current liabilities 345 1,338 
Total current liabilities 2,014 3,671 
Deferred revenue, net of current portion 54 85 
Other long-term liabilities 18 18 
Total Intelligent Systems Corporation stockholders’ equity 18,702 21,946 
Noncontrolling interest -- (3,016)
Total stockholders’ equity 18,702 18,930 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$20,788$22,704 
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