Intelligent Systems Announces Third Quarter and YTD Results

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

For the three month period ended September 30, 2014, net income attributable to Intelligent Systems was $165,000 ($0.02 per basic and diluted share) compared to $585,000 ($0.07 per basic and diluted share) in the third quarter of 2013. Total revenue in the third quarter of 2014 was $3,787,000 compared to $4,574,000 recorded in the same quarter of 2013.

For the nine month period ended September 30, 2014, net loss attributable to Intelligent Systems was $287,000 ($0.03 loss per basic and diluted share) compared to net income attributable to Intelligent Systems of $1,141,000 ($0.13 per basic and diluted share) in the comparable period in 2013. Total revenue for the nine month period in 2014 was $11,151,000 compared to $12,826,000 in the first nine months of 2013. The results for the year-to-date period of 2014 include a legal settlement expense of $387,000, as previously disclosed in the first quarter of 2014. In addition, in the year-to-date period of 2014, the company recognized $125,000 in investment income, representing principally a gain on the sale of its minority equity investment in a privately held company.

J. Leland Strange, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Comparisons with 2013 do not accurately reflect the current state of our business due to the impact of several factors disclosed in earlier periods. While there are no dramatic changes on a quarter by quarter basis in 2014, our operating companies are stable, with small but incremental revenue growth, an improving bottom line, and continued progress, albeit slower than I would like, on achieving our business goals at the ChemFree and CoreCard subsidiaries."

The Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2014 will be filed with the Securities Exchange Commission today and available at or Investors are encouraged to review the Form 10-Q and our 2013 Form 10-K for an understanding of the risks and uncertainties associated with our businesses.

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.

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, changes in the performance, financial condition or valuation of affiliate companies, the risks associated with investments in privately-held early stage companies and further 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
 September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
  2014 2013 2014 2013
Products $ 2,849 $ 3,587 $ 8,405 $ 10,124
Services 938 987 2,746 2,702
Total net revenue 3,787 4,574 11,151 12,826
Cost of revenue        
Products 1,563 1,910 4,684 5,013
Services 481 541 1,371 1,721
Total cost of revenue 2,044 2,451 6,055 6,734
Marketing 337 482 1,104 1,455
General and administrative 709 567 2,293 1,879
Research and development 732 587 2,366 1,863
Legal settlement --  53 387 211
Income (loss) from operations (35) 434 (1,054) 684
Other income (expense)        
Interest income, net 2 2 3 2
Investment income --  --  125 -- 
Equity in income of affiliate company --  5 2 5
Other income, net 13 16 33 49
Income (loss) before income taxes (20) 457 (891) 740
Income taxes 26 --  38 42
Net income (loss) (46) 457 (929) 698
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest 211 128 642 443
Net income (loss) attributable to Intelligent Systems $ 165 $ 585 $ (287) $ 1,141
Income (loss) per share based on income (loss) attributable to Intelligent Systems Corporation:
Basic and diluted $ 0.02 $ 0.07 $ (0.03) $ 0.13
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding 8,958,028 8,958,028 8,958,028 8,958,028
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding 8,969,016 8,963,851 8,958,028 8,965,131
Intelligent Systems Corporation
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
  September 30,
December 31,
ASSETS (unaudited) (audited) 
Current assets:    
Cash $ 2,670 $ 3,433
Marketable securities 481 351
Accounts receivable, net 2,203 2,427
Inventories, net 981 1,106
Other current assets 362 327
Total current assets 6,697 7,644
Investments 1,608 1,650
Property and equipment, at cost less accumulated depreciation 1,093 1,145
Patents, net 28 64
Other long-term assets 92 124
Total assets $ 9,518 $ 10,627
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable $ 441 $ 472
Deferred revenue, current portion 620 668
Accrued payroll 621 680
Accrued expenses 400 364
Other current liabilities 225 267
Accrued legal settlement 235 259
Total current liabilities 2,542 2,710
Deferred revenue, net of current portion 167 238
Other long-term liabilities 197 185
Commitments and contingencies
Total Intelligent Systems Corporation stockholders' equity 8,566 8,806
Noncontrolling interest (1,954) (1,312)
Total stockholders' equity 6,612 7,494
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 9,518 $ 10,627
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Source: Intelligent Systems Corporation