Intelligent Systems Announces Second Quarter and YTD Results

NORCROSS, Ga., Aug. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSE MKT:INS) ( announced today its financial results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2014.

For the three month period ended June 30, 2014, Intelligent Systems reported net income attributable to Intelligent Systems of $132,000 ($0.01 per basic and diluted share) compared to net income attributable to Intelligent Systems of $419,000 ($0.05 per basic and diluted share) in the second quarter of 2013. Total revenue in the second quarter of 2014 was $3,695,000, 11 percent lower than revenue of $4,166,000 recorded in the same quarter of 2013.

For the six month period ended June 30, 2014, net loss attributable to Intelligent Systems was $452,000 ($0.05 per basic and diluted share) compared to net income attributable to Intelligent Systems of $559,000 ($0.06 per basic and diluted share) in the comparable period in 2013. Total revenue for the six month period in 2014 was $7,365,000 compared to revenue of $8,252,000 in the first half of 2013. The results for the year-to-date period of 2014 are not directly comparable to the same period in 2013 due to the previously disclosed settlement of a legal matter involving the company's ChemFree subsidiary that resulted in a legal settlement expense of $387,000. The legal settlement expense had a negative impact of $.04 per share on the results for the first half of 2014.

J. Leland Strange, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Our ChemFree subsidiary continues to be profitable and cash-flow positive on a recurring operating basis (adjusting for the one-time legal matter). Although its revenue and profit contribution were lower in the second quarter and year-to-date periods of 2014 compared to the prior year due to the expiration of an equipment lease contract in mid-2013, its 2014 second quarter revenue and operating profit were stronger than in the first quarter of this year."

"In 2014, our CoreCard subsidiary is investing additional resources to grow its processing services business, including marketing and sales activities, product offering, network certifications and infrastructure," said Strange. "Our goal is to build long-term value in both the processing business as well as our historical licensed software solutions for prepaid, fleet and private label cards, while recognizing that this is a frustratingly slow process and has a negative impact on our current financial results."

In the second quarter and year-to-date period of 2014, the company recognized $125,000 in investment income, representing principally a gain on the sale of an investment when IBM bought a privately held company, Silverpop, in which ISC owned a small equity interest.

Conference Call - Intelligent Systems will hold an investor conference call today, August 14, 2014, at 11 AM Eastern Daylight Time. Interested investors are invited to attend the conference call by dialing 855-766-6518 and entering conference ID code 86237535. A transcript of the call will be posted on the company's website at as soon as available after the call. The company's Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2014 will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission today and available on the company's website or

About Intelligent Systems Corporation

For over thirty five years, Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSE MKT:INS) has identified, created, operated and grown early stage technology companies. The company has operations and investments in the information technology and industrial products industries. The company's principal majority-owned subsidiaries are CoreCard Software, Inc. (, a provider of software and services for prepaid and credit card processing, and ChemFree Corporation (, a leader in bioremediating parts washer equipment and supplies. Further information is available on our website at or by calling us at 770/381-2900.

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(unaudited; in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2014 2013 2014 2013
 Products $ 2,879 $ 3,159 $ 5,556 $ 6,537
 Services 816 1,007 1,809 1,715
 Total net revenue 3,695 4,166 7,365 8,252
Cost of revenue        
 Products 1,598 1,467 3,122 3,102
 Services 454 592 890 1,178
 Total cost of revenue 2,052 2,059 4,012 4,280
 Marketing 388 469 767 973
 General and administrative 665 583 1,584 1,313
 Research and development 844 658 1,634 1,275
 Legal settlement --  59 387 158
Income (loss) from operations (254) 338 (1,019) 253
Other income (expense)        
 Interest expense, net (3) (2) --  -- 
 Investment income 125 --  125 -- 
 Equity in income (loss) of affiliate company (3) 1 -- 
 Other income, net 13 16 21 33
Income (loss) before income taxes (122) 353 (871) 286
Income taxes --  41 12 43
Net income (loss) (122) 312 (883) 243
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest 254 107 431 316
Net income (loss) attributable to Intelligent Systems Corporation $ 132 $ 419 $ (452) $ 559
Income (loss) per share based on income (loss) attributable to Intelligent Systems Corporation: basic and diluted $ 0.01 $ 0.05 $ (0.05) $ 0.06
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding 8,958,028 8,958,028 8,958,028 8,958,028
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding 8,970,149 8,965,401 8,958,028 8,965,243
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
   June 30, 2014 December 31, 2013
ASSETS (unaudited) (audited) 
Current assets:    
Cash $ 2,939 $ 3,433
Marketable securities 390 351
Accounts receivable, net 2,474 2,427
Inventories, net 1,036 1,106
Other current assets 241 327
Total current assets 7,080 7,644
Investments 1,608 1,650
Property and equipment, at cost less accumulated depreciation 1,116 1,145
Patents, net 40 64
Other long-term assets 103 124
Total assets $ 9,947 $ 10,627
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable $ 356 $ 472
Deferred revenue, current portion 643 668
Accrued payroll 725 680
Accrued expenses 409 364
Other current liabilities 280 267
Accrued legal settlement 470 259
Total current liabilities 2,883 2,710
Deferred revenue, net of current portion 187 238
Other long-term liabilities 197 185
Total Intelligent Systems Corporation stockholders' equity 8,423 8,806
Noncontrolling interest (1,743) (1,312)
Total stockholders' equity 6,680 7,494
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 9,947 $ 10,627
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Source: Intelligent Systems Corporation