Intelligent Systems Announces Third Quarter 2017 Results

NORCROSS, Ga., Nov. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intelligent Systems Corporation [NYSE American:INS] announced today its financial results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2017.

For the three month period ended September 30, 2017, the company recorded net income attributable to Intelligent Systems of $1,385,000 ($0.16 per basic and diluted share) compared to net income attributable to Intelligent Systems of $123,000 ($0.01 per basic and diluted share) in the third quarter of 2016. The company recognized $1,868,000 in other income, representing principally a one-time gain in investment income of $1,838,000 on the sale of majority of its minority equity ownership in a privately-held technology company and the release of funds held in escrow from the sale of another minority equity ownership from an earlier period. Total revenue in the third quarter of 2017 was $1,868,000 compared to $2,649,000 recorded in the same quarter in 2016. The Company has previously discussed how comparing quarter to quarter revenue may not accurately reflect activity as revenue recognition policy requires certain completion benchmarks even though much work may have been performed during the quarter.

For the year-to-date period ended September 30, 2017, the company recorded net income attributable to Intelligent Systems Corporation of $1,123,000 ($0.13 per basic and diluted share), compared to net loss attributable to Intelligent Systems of $1,032,000 ($0.12 per basic share and diluted share) in the nine month period in 2016. The change between periods reflects the gain on certain investment sales in which the company owned a minority equity stake compared to a non-cash investment write-down in 2016 reducing the carrying value of an investment in a development stage technology company in which the company owned a minority equity stake. Although revenue increased 16 percent for the year-to-date period of 2017 as compared to the same period in 2016, the company recorded a loss from operations in the 2017 period primarily due to an increase in R&D expenditures as the company continues investing for future growth in the CoreCard business.

J. Leland Strange, CEO of Intelligent Systems, stated, “We are pleased with the continued progress both in customer acquisition and in the build-out of our transaction processing software. We believe our credit management software is the most robust in the market as far as ability to configure parameters for management of complex and flexible credit programs. Looking forward we believe we need to add significantly to our resources and infrastructure to handle future demand, so we plan to stay on course with these investments as we build value for our shareholders.”

The company will file its Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2017 with the Securities and Exchange Commission today, November 9, 2017. 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 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 continuing operations include 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 is a unique partner for FinTech innovators by providing them a comprehensive platform for their payment and processing solutions. 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.

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Intelligent Systems Corporation
(unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Three Months Ended Sept. 30,Nine Months Ended Sept. 30,
Products$179 $518 $683 $896
Services 1,689 2,131 6,073 4,948
Total net revenue 1,868 2,649 6,756 5,844
Cost of revenue
Products 55 449 258 571
Services 757 976 2,803 2,342
Total cost of revenue 812 1,425 3,061 2,913
Marketing 64 80 212 274
General and administrative 343 376 1,221 1,315
Research and development 1,132 637 2,961 1,893
Income (loss) from operations (483) 131 (699) (551)
Other income (loss) 1,868 37 1,842 (606)
Income (loss) before Income taxes 1,385 168 1,143 (1,157)
Income taxes -- -- 20 (3)
Net income (loss) 1,385 168 1,123 (1,154)
Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest -- (45) -- 122
Net income (loss) attributable to Intelligent Systems Corporation$1,385 $123 $1,123 $(1,032)
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to Intelligent Systems Corporation:
Basic$0.16 $0.01 $0.13 $(0.12)
Diluted$0.16 $0.01 $0.13 $(0.12)
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding 8,777,988 8,731,299 8,762,571 8,731,299
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding 8,894,864 8,868,692 8,883,241 8,731,299

Intelligent Systems Corporation
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
As of September 30, 2017December 31, 2016
Current assets:
Marketable securities 442 418
Accounts receivable, net 1,733 1,329
Notes and interest receivable, current portion 1 --
Other current assets 994 1,160
Total current assets 19,628 20,631
Investments 1,034 1,272
Notes and interest receivable, net of current portion 750 --
Property and equipment, at cost less accumulated depreciation 894 700
Other long-term assets 159 101
Total assets$22,465$22,704
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$192$301
Deferred revenue, current portion 1,137 1,474
Accrued payroll 592 515
Accrued expenses 99 43
Other current liabilities 289 1,338
Total current liabilities 2,309 3,671
Deferred revenue, net of current portion 33 85
Other long-term liabilities 18 18
Total Intelligent Systems Corporation stockholders’ equity 20,105 21,946
Noncontrolling interest -- (3,016)
Total stockholders’ equity 20,105 18,930
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$22,465$22,704

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