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INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND FY 2007 RESULTS
Norcross, GA – March 31, 2008 – Intelligent Systems Corporation [AMEX:INS; www.intelsys.com] announced today the financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2007.
Total revenue grew to $19.0 million in 2007, an increase of 31 percent compared to revenue of $14.5 million in 2006. Net loss in 2007 was $2.4 million ($0.54 per basic and diluted share) compared to net income of $4.5 million ($1.00 per basic share and $0.98 per diluted share) in 2006.
For the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2007, total revenue more than doubled to $5.3 million compared to revenue of $2.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2006. The net loss in the fourth quarter of 2007 was $387,000 ($0.09 per basic and diluted share) compared to a net loss of $1.3 million ($.30 per basic and diluted share) in the fourth quarter of 2006.
The financial results reported for the 12 month periods ended December 31, 2007 and 2006 are not directly comparable due to two previously disclosed transactions which resulted in significant non-recurring income in 2006. On July 31, 2006, the Company sold the business of its QS Technologies subsidiary which resulted in a net gain on the sale of $4.9 million. A second transaction, the sale of the Company’s interest in privately held Horizon Software International, Inc. in August 2006 resulted in an investment gain of $2.6 million. Additionally, as a result of the sale of the QS Technologies business and in conformity with applicable accounting standards, the Company classified the QS business as discontinued operations for all periods reported in 2007 and 2006. As a result, the financial results reported for the Company’s continuing operations for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2007 and 2006 include the consolidated results of its remaining three subsidiaries, VISaer, Inc., CoreCard Software, Inc. and ChemFree Corporation.
The substantial increase in revenue growth reported for both the fourth quarter and annual periods in 2007 as compared to the same periods in 2006 reflects record sales volume of ChemFree’s SmartWasher® parts washer system in both domestic and international markets. As a result of this growth, ChemFree contributed almost 70 percent of the Company’s consolidated revenue in 2007. In addition, in the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2007, the Company’s results were impacted positively by additional gain recorded on the sale of the QS Technologies business, including $1.2 million related to post-closing contingency amounts earned by the Company in 2007.
J. Leland Strange, President and Chief Executive Officer of Intelligent Systems, said, “The growth in revenue and earnings by ChemFree in 2007 is encouraging and indicative of a strong product offering in an expanding market, although it is too early to tell if the business will achieve the same record growth in 2008. Our CoreCard and VISaer subsidiaries have made more progress than is evident in the reported results because under GAAP accounting we do not recognize software revenue until long-term contracts are fully complete. Recently, we have seen increased activity from potential customers interested in CoreCard’s software application for processing prepaid cards such as gift cards and payroll cards.”
The Company expects to file its Form 10-KSB for 2007 with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. For additional information about the Company’s reported results, investors will be able to access the Form 10-KSB on the Company’s website at www.intelsys.com or at the SEC site, www.sec.gov. In keeping with prior practice, the Company may schedule investor conference calls from time to time as appropriate and will announce future conference calls in advance.
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 in the information technology and industrial products industries. The Company’s consolidated subsidiaries include VISaer, Inc. (www.visaer.com), CoreCard Software, Inc. (www.corecard.com), (both 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.
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