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INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES 4TH QUARTER AND FISCAL 2005 RESULTS
*** Earnings Conference Call at 11 AM Today ***

 Norcross, GA – March 15, 2006 – Intelligent Systems Corporation [AMEX:INS; www.intelsys.com] announced today its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2005.

            In reporting the results for the year ended December 31, 2005, the company noted that a direct comparison of the financial results for 2005 to the same period in 2004 is not necessarily meaningful and should not be relied upon as an indication of future performance, because the results for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2004 included recognition of $7.5 million in revenue and $4.9 million in gross profit contribution related to completion of a multi-year software contract that was significantly larger than the company’s historical and currently anticipated software contracts.  

            For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2005, the company recorded revenue of $16.1 million, 28 percent lower than 2004 revenue of $22.3 million.   Net loss for the twelve-month period in 2005 was $1.6 million or $0.36 per basic share compared to net income of $2.6 million or $0.57 per basic share recorded in 2004.

            For the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2005, Intelligent Systems recorded revenue of $4.6 million compared to $4.0 million in the same three month period in 2004.  Net loss for the three months ended December 31, 2005 was $944,000 or $0.21 per share compared to net income of $572,000 or $0.13 per share for the same three-month period in 2004.

            Compared to 2004, the decline in both product and service revenue in the year-ended December 31, 2005 is due to the above-noted positive impact of the large software contract in 2004.  As expected, none of the company’s software subsidiaries had such a significant contract in 2005 nor is likely to have in the foreseeable future.  Excluding the $7.5 million revenue impact of the 2004 contract, 2005 annual revenue would have shown an increase of eight percent compared to 2004, with product sales growing four percent and service revenue increasing 14 percent compared to the twelve month period in 2004.  The year-to-year increase in product and service revenue (excluding the $7.5 million contract) reflects more software license sales and a larger installed base of software customers that purchase maintenance and support services at the VISaer and QS Technologies subsidiaries.  The company reduced consolidated operating expenses by six percent in 2005 as compared to 2004. 

            The results for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2005 include $1.9 million of net investment income compared to $2.5 million in net investment income in the same period in 2004.   The principal component of investment income in each year relates to two distributions in 2005 and two distributions in 2004 from minority-owned ISC Guernsey, an entity that realized a significant gain from the sale of stock in a U.K. based company.  

            In the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2005, revenue grew by 16 percent compared to the same period in 2004 due mainly to increased license and professional service revenue at the VISaer subsidiary.  The loss from operations in the fourth quarter of 2005 of $866,000 was comparable to the loss from operations of $840,000 in the fourth quarter of 2004.  In the fourth quarter of 2004, the company recognized $1.4 million in other income consisting mainly of investment income, compared to an other loss of $69,000 in the fourth quarter of 2005.   

Conference Call and Webcast Information

            As announced previously, Intelligent Systems has scheduled a conference call for today at 11 AM EST to discuss the results of the fourth quarter and annual periods for 2005.  The call-in number is (877) 226-7144.  A transcript of the conference call will be available by the end of the day and will be archived on the company’s website at www.intelsys.com for 12 months.

About Intelligent Systems Corporation

For over thirty years, Intelligent Systems Corporation [AMEX: INS] has identified, created, operated and grown early stage technology companies.  The company has operations and investments, principally in the information technology industry.  The company’s consolidated subsidiaries include VISaer, Inc. (www.visaer.com), QS Technologies, Inc. (www.qsinc.com), CoreCard Software, Inc. (www.corecard.com), (all software companies) and ChemFree Corporation (www.chemfree.com) (an industrial products company).  Further information is available on the company’s website at www.intelsys.com, 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 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 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.  Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are delays in product development, undetected software errors, competitive pressures (including pricing), changes in customers’ requirements or financial condition, market acceptance of products and services, changes in financial markets, changes in the performance, financial condition or valuation of affiliate companies, the risks associated with investments in privately-held early stage companies, deteriorating conditions in the airline industry, and general economic conditions, particularly those that cause business or government to delay or cancel purchase decisions.

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except share amounts)

 

Three Months Ended Dec. 31,

Twelve Months Ended Dec. 31,

 

2005

2004

2005

2004

Revenue

 

 

 

 

   Products

$ 2,570

$ 2,083

$ 9,090

$ 11,386

   Services

2,009

1,878

7,007

10,946

    Total revenue

4,579

3,961

16,097

22,332

Cost of sales

 

 

 

 

   Products

890

856

3,356

3,699

   Services

957

885

3,593

5,177

    Total cost of sales

1,847

1,741

6,949

8,876

Expenses

 

 

 

 

    Marketing

534

577

2,133

2,558

    General & administrative

1,289

737

3,999

3,542

    Research & development

1,776

1,745

6,820

7,630

Loss from operations

(867)

(839)

(3,804)

(274)

Other income (expense)

 

 

 

 

    Interest income, net

2

6

22

--

    Investment income (loss), net

(24)

1,167

1,884 a

2,524b

    Equity in income (loss) of affiliates, net

(27)

(135)

366

(76)

    Other income (expense), net

(19)

375

(20)

392

Income (loss) before income tax provision

(935)

574

(1,552)

2,566

Income tax provision

9

3

74

3

Net income (loss)

$   (944)

$  571

$ (1,626)

$ 2,563

Basic net income (loss) per share

$  (0.21)

$  0.13

$  (0.36)

$  0.57

Diluted net income (loss) per share

$  (0.21)

$  0.12

$  (0.36)

$  0.56

Basic weighted average shares

4,478,971

4,478,971

4,478,971

4,478,971 

Diluted weighted average shares

4,478,971

4,610,043

4,478,971

4,607,641

 a .Includes $2.1 million investment gains, offset in part by $234,000  write-off of  investments.
b. Includes $3.2 million investment gains, offset in part by $639,000 write-off of investments.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)

 

December 31,
2005

December 31,
2004

ASSETS

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

  Cash

$      378

$    670

 

  Accounts receivable, net

1,827

2,931

 

  Inventories

770

653

 

  Other current assets

355

217

 

    Total current assets

 3,330

4,471

 

Long-term investments

4,571

4,879

Property and equipment, at cost less accumulated depreciation

940

781

Goodwill, net

2,047

2,049

Intangibles, net

532

699

Other assets, net

17

25

Total assets

$ 11,437

$ 12,904

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

  Short-term borrowings

$    100

$    267

  Accounts payable

847

  867

  Deferred revenue

4,779

4,895

  Accrued payroll

1,092

928

  Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

849

552

    Total current liabilities

7,667

7,509

Long term liabilities

248

310

Minority interest

1,516

1,516

Total stockholders’ equity

2,006

3,569

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$ 11,437

$ 12,904

     

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