Intelligent Systems Reports Fourth Quarter 2018 Results

NORCROSS, Ga., March 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intelligent Systems Corporation [NYSE American: INS;] announced today its financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2018.

“We are reporting good results from licensing and professional services activity for the fourth quarter, continuing the progress shown in the three previous quarters of the 2018 year. Even though results were very good in comparison with the previous years’ quarter, I am going to be a 'broken record' by emphasizing we manage to, and I think we are best measured because of our enterprise size, on an annual basis rather than quarter to quarter,” commented Leland Strange, CEO of Intelligent Systems. “There may very well be quarters in 2019 where we don’t compare favorably,” continued Strange, “but we expect our 2019 full year to be nicely up from 2018 in both revenues and operating profit.”

“We continue to add resources to our team and they continue to work long hours on significant long-term projects for several customers – both licensing and processing customers. We also continue to invest in the expansion of our processing capabilities and hardening of our platforms for both our own use and for our licensing customers. Recently, our solution has been introduced and utilized in several new international geographic areas including China,” stated Strange.

Financial Highlights for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2018  

Total revenues of $6,054,000 and $20,100,000 in the three and twelve month periods, respectively, represented growth of 138 percent and 119 percent, respectively, as compared to the same periods in 2017.

Income (loss) from operations was $2,268,000 and $6,142,000 for the three and twelve month periods, respectively, compared to a loss from operations of $704,000 and $1,502,000, respectively, in the comparable prior year periods. 

Net income (loss) was $2,427,000 and $6,244,000 for the three and twelve month periods, respectively, compared to a net loss of $650,000 in the comparable prior year quarter and net income of $374,000 in the comparable prior year.

Earnings per diluted share was $0.27 for the quarter and $0.70 for the year ended December 31, 2018.

Investor Conference Call Today

The company is holding an investor conference call today, March 13, 2019, at 11 A.M. Eastern Standard Time.  Interested investors are invited to attend the conference call by dialing (855) 766-6518 and entering conference ID 8573248.  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-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 with the Securities and Exchange Commission today, March 13, 2019. For additional information about reported results, investors will be able to access the Form 10-K 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 operations are 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 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, the impact of new or changes in current laws, regulations or other industry standards, risks relating to unauthorized access to confidential information due to criminal conduct, attacks by hackers, employee or insider malfeasance and/or human error, and declines in general economic and financial market conditions, particularly those that cause businesses to delay or cancel purchase decisions.

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 Three Months Ended
December 31
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
  2018  2017  2018 2017 
  (unaudited)  (unaudited)  (audited) (audited) 
Services$ 4,994 $ 2,546 $ 18,751$ 9,089 
Products 1,060    1,349 90 
Total net revenue 6,054  2,546  20,100 9,179 
Cost of revenue    
Services 2,416  1,434  8,388 4,384 
Products     136 87 
Total cost of revenue 2,416  1,434  8,524 4,471 
Marketing 15  43  255 255 
General and administrative 469  367  1,826 1,588 
Research and development 886  1,406  3,353 4,367 
Income (loss) from operations 2,268  (704) 6,142 (1,502)
Other income (loss) (22) 62  106 1,904 
Income (loss) before Income taxes 2,246  (642) 6,248 402 
Income taxes (181) 8  4 28 
Net income (loss)$ 2,427 $ (650)$ 6,244$ 374 
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to Intelligent Systems Corporation:   
Basic$ 0.28 $ (0.07)$ 0.71$ 0.04 
Diluted$ 0.27 $ (0.07)$ 0.70$ 0.04 
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding 8,817,988  8,777,988  8,796,321 8,766,425 
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding 8,984,804  8,777,988  8,948,518 8,881,814 

(audited, in thousands)

As of December 31,20182017 
Current assets:   
Cash$ 18,919$ 14,024 
Marketable securities349438 
Accounts receivable, net3,7311,208 
Notes and interest receivable, current portion58116 
Other current assets1,2022,373 
Total current assets24,78218,059 
Notes and interest receivable, net of current portion1,7451,250 
Property and equipment, at cost less accumulated depreciation1,5131,262 
Other long-term assets504173 
Total assets$ 29,304$ 21,779 

Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$ 272$ 321 
Deferred revenue, current portion781853 
Accrued payroll1,145595 
Accrued expenses7198 
Income tax payable284-- 
Other current liabilities719408 
Total current liabilities3,2722,275 
Deferred revenue, net of current portion11151 
Total stockholders’ equity25,92119,453 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$ 29,304$ 21,779 

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Source: Intelligent Systems Corporation