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Intelligent Systems Announces First Quarter 2008 Results
Norcross, GA – May 15, 2008 – Intelligent Systems Corporation [AMEX:INS; www.intelsys.com] announced today the financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2008.
Total revenue grew to $4.7 million in the first quarter of 2008, an increase of 16 percent compared to revenue of $4.0 million in the first quarter of 2007. Net loss in the three month period ended March 31, 2008 was $1.5 million ($0.33 per basic and diluted share) compared to a net loss of $133,000 ($.03 per basic and diluted share) in the same period in 2007.
The increase in revenue reported for the first quarter of 2008 is attributed to strong sales in both domestic and international markets of the ChemFree subsidiary’s SmartWasher® parts washer system. Offsetting part of the ChemFree revenue increase was a decline in software licenses and services sales at the Company’s software subsidiaries. The Company’s revenue related to software licenses tends to vary significantly from quarter to quarter based on the timing of delivery and customer acceptance of licensed software.
On April 21, 2008, the Company announced the completion of the sale of its VISaer business. The Company expects to report a gain of approximately $3.4 million on the sale transaction in the second quarter of 2008. The results reported for the first quarter of 2008 include the operating results of the VISaer subsidiary. However, in future reporting periods, the VISaer operations will be shown as discontinued operations for all periods reported.
“With the sale of VISaer, we have two core operating businesses,” said J. Leland Strange, Chief Executive Officer of ISC. “ChemFree continues to build a solid, profitable business addressing both domestic and international markets. CoreCard Software is focused on delivering and supporting its transaction processing software for applications such as prepaid cards and revolving credit cards. We expect CoreCard’s contribution to revenue will increase as more customer contracts are completed and recognizable under GAAP.”
The Company expects to file its Form 10-QSB for the period ended March 31, 2008 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-QSB on the Company’s website at www.intelsys.com or at the SEC site, www.sec.gov.
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 CoreCard Software, Inc. (www.corecard.com), (a software company) 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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