Intelligent Systems Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

NORCROSS, Ga., May 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intelligent Systems Corporation [NYSE American: INS], the leading provider of innovative credit technology solutions and processing services to the financial technology and services market, announced today its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.

“First-quarter results were in-line with expectations and continued to demonstrate the adaptability of our business model and the resiliency of our employees around the world. Despite challenges stemming from the spread of COVID-19, we continued to service our customers without any delays or impacts,” said Leland Strange, CEO of Intelligent Systems. “We generated revenues of $8.9 million in the quarter, a 13% increase relative to the first quarter of 2020. As expected, our year-over-year top-line growth was driven by professional services and processing and maintenance revenue. While we did not recognize any license revenue in the quarter, we continue to expect licensing revenue in the second quarter and more substantially in the second half of fiscal 2021. Due to the costs of opening our new office in Dubai and developing a new platform, income from operations and net income declined from the comparable prior quarter.” 

"The infrastructure investments we are making are already showing results. We announced that we entered a partnership with the Al Ansari Exchange, a UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, and CoreCard's first customer in the Middle East region.  This partnership validates the strategic investments we made, and we remain confident in our strategic vision."

Mr. Strange continued, “Throughout the first quarter, Intelligent Systems continued to provide high-quality, on-time delivery for all of our clients despite a challenging and constantly shifting environment. Additionally, we repurchased an additional $2.7 million of shares in the quarter and we extended the buyback authorization for an additional $10 million. While some headwinds persist, I am encouraged by the start we have had in fiscal 2021 and we are on track to achieve top-line growth of 20% to 25% for the year.”

Financial Highlights for the three months ended March 31, 2021

Total revenues– Total revenue in the three-month period ended March 31, 2021 was $8,912,000 which represents an increase of 13 percent compared to the comparable period in 2020.

In the following table, revenue is disaggregated by type of revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020:

Three months ended March 31, (in thousands)             2021  2020 
License$-- $-- 
Professional services 5,747  5,279 
Processing and maintenance 2,607  2,194 
Third party 558  420 
Total$8,912 $7,893 

Income from operations was $1,465,000 for the first quarter compared to income from operations of $2,379,000 in the comparable prior year quarter.

Net income was $1,040,000 for the first quarter compared to net income of $1,047,000 in the comparable prior year quarter.

Earnings per diluted share was $0.12 for the first quarter compared to $0.12 in the comparable prior year quarter.

Investor Conference Call Today

The company is holding an investor conference call today, May 4, 2021, at 11 A.M. Eastern Standard Time. Interested investors are invited to attend the conference call by accessing the webcast at or by dialing 1-877-407-0890. As part of the conference call Intelligent Systems will be conducting a question-and-answer session where participants are invited to email their questions to prior to the call. 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 March 31, 2021 with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. 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 website,

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 operations are CoreCard Software, Inc. ( and its affiliate companies. CoreCard provides prepaid and credit card processing services using its proprietary software solutions that it also licenses to others. CoreCard has designed and developed a comprehensive suite of software solutions that corporations, financial institutions, retailers and processors use to manage credit and debit cards, prepaid cards, private label cards, fleet cards, loyalty programs, and accounts receivable and small loan transactions. CoreCard's flexible and proven processing platform is being utilized in many countries in addition to the United States including Australia, Canada, China, the United Arab Emirates, France, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and the United Kingdom. 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 March 31,
Services$8,912 $7,893 
Total net revenue 8,912  7,893 
Cost of revenue  
Services 4,429  3,506 
Total cost of revenue 4,429  3,506 
Marketing 37  32 
General and administrative 880  1,058 
Research and development 2,101  918 
Income from operations 1,465  2,379 
Investment income (loss) (133) (1,050)
Other income, net 75  136 
Income before income taxes 1,407  1,465 
Income taxes 367  418 
Net income$1,040 $1,047 
Earnings per share:  
Basic$0.12 $0.12 
Diluted$0.12 $0.12 
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding 8,899,011  8,924,988 
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding 8,933,090  9,021,754 

Intelligent Systems Corporation
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

As ofMarch 31, 2021December 31, 2020
Current assets:  
Cash$31,001 $37,956 
Accounts receivable, net 5,069  3,270 
Notes and interest receivable, current portion 220  -- 
Other current assets 1,059  1,263 
Total current assets 37,349  42,489 
Investments 1,788  1,921 
Notes and interest receivable, net of current portion 3,030  2,681 
Property and equipment, at cost less accumulated depreciation 7,555  6,914 
Other long-term assets 4,111  3,020 
Total assets$53,833 $57,025 
Current liabilities:  
Accounts payable$781 $714 
Deferred revenue, current portion 794  1,322 
Accrued payroll 1,543  1,901 
Accrued expenses 262  321 
Income tax payable 1,383  954 
Other current liabilities 2,640  4,850 
Total current liabilities 7,403  10,062 
Noncurrent liabilities:  
Deferred revenue, net of current portion 101  -- 
Deferred tax liability 818  818 
Long-term lease obligation 2,864  1,994 
Total noncurrent liabilities 3,783  2,812 
Stockholders’ equity:  
Common stock, $0.01 par value: Authorized shares - 20,000,000;  
Issued shares - 8,996,868 and 8,929,368 at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively;  
Outstanding shares - 8,882,350 and 8,885,797 at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively       90       89 
Additional paid-in capital 15,999  15,836 
Treasury stock, 114,518 and 43,571 shares at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, at cost (4,351)  (1,639)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (136) (140)
Accumulated income 31,045  30,005 
Total stockholders’ equity 42,647  44,151 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$53,833 $57,025 

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