PYDS Reports Earnings for First Quarter of 2014

SAN ANTONIO, May 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Payment Data Systems, Inc. (OTCQB:PYDS) an integrated electronic payments solutions provider, today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.

Revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 grew 158% to $2,730,823 as compared to $1,059,503 for the same period in 2013 due to higher transaction volumes in credit card and debit card and ACH processing. The revenues are the highest the company has ever experienced in any previous quarter in its history.

Operating income for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 was $170,464 when compared to an operating loss of $222,658 for the same period in 2013. The Company reported net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 of $161,738 as compared to a loss of $232,432 for the same period in the prior year.

Gross profit for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 grew 174% to $638,797 from $233,204 for the same period in 2013.

Cash and cash equivalents for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 increased to $54,614,189 from $2,401,047 for the same period in 2013. The increase was attributed to the dramatic increase in processing from newly acquired customers in the fourth quarter of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014 that resulted in higher customer deposits.

Highlights for the first quarter of 2014 include:

  • Credit card processing volumes for the first quarter of 2014 were the highest in the history of the company for any previous quarter. Credit card dollars processed during first quarter of 2014 were up 15% over the same time period in 2013. Credit cards transactions processed during first quarter 2014 were up 61% over the same time period in 2013.
  • Electronic check transaction volumes were up 48% and returned check transactions for the first quarter of 2014's were up 8% as compared to the same period in 2013. This growth was driven from the addition of new customers.
  • Total dollars processed for the first quarter of 2014 set a new record for the company exceeding $550,000,000 and breaking the previous record that was achieved in fourth quarter of 2013 of $425,000.000.

Commenting on the results for the quarter, Michael R. Long, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Payment Data Systems, said, "This quarter is our second profitable quarter in a row and we expect our next quarter to continue this trend of increasing profits. We recorded all-time record revenues this quarter. The positive financial metrics are being driven from our growth in transactions processed from both credit and debit card processing and ACH processing. The growth is primarily from increased customer demand for our processing services. We believe the growth trends in payment transaction processing should continue for the foreseeable future and should result in our reporting positive second quarter financial metrics including revenue, gross profits, operating income and net income."

For complete results, please view our 10Q report filed with the SEC today.

Three Months Ended March 31,
2014 2013
Revenues $2,730,823 $1,059,503
Operating expenses:
Cost of services 2,092,026 826,299
Selling, general and administrative:
Stock-based compensation 72,995 73,270
Other expenses 385,433 376,300
Depreciation 9,905 6,292
Total operating expenses 2,560,359 1,282,161
Operating income (loss) 170,464 (222,658)
Other income and (expense):
Interest income 6,813 493
Other expense (3,360) (10,267)
Total other income and (expense), net 3,453 (9,774)
Income (loss) before income taxes 173,917 (232,432)
Income taxes 12,179 --
Net income (loss) $161,738 $(232,432)
Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per common share: $0.00 $0.00
Weighted average common shares outstanding
Basic 125,003,729 133,698,682
Diluted 132,276,979 133,698,682

About Payment Data Systems, Inc.

Payment Data Systems is an integrated payment solutions provider to merchants and billers. The organization provides an extensive set of products to deliver world-class payment acceptance. Payment Data has solutions for merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus and card issuers. The strength of the Company is its ability to offer specifically tailored solutions for card issuance, payment acceptance and bill payments.

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Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this release include certain forward-looking statements, which are intended to be covered by safe harbors. Those statements include, but may not be limited to, all statements regarding the Company's and management's intent, belief and expectations, such as statements concerning the Company's future and its operating and growth strategy. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, the factors detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. One or more of these factors have affected, and in the future could affect, the Company's businesses and financial results and could cause actual results to differ materially from plans and projections. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person that the Company's objectives and plans will be achieved. All forward-looking statements made in this release are based on information presently available to the Company's management. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

CONTACT: Michael Long Investor Relations 210.249.4040 ir@paymentdata.comSource:Payment Data Systems, Inc.