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Image Sensing Systems Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Financial Results
Feb 23, 2011 (03:02 PM EST)


SAINT PAUL, Minn., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Highlights

  • Revenue of $10.6 million for the fourth quarter and $31.7 million for the year
  • Non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.34 for the fourth quarter and $0.99 for the year
  • RTMS revenue of $9.8 million for the year, up 17% over 2009
  • CitySync ANPR revenue of $3.0 million for the fourth quarter

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Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISNS), announced today the results for its fiscal year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2010.

Revenue for fiscal year 2010 was $31.7 million compared to $24.6 million for fiscal 2009, while revenue for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $10.6 million compared to $6.7 million for the same period a year ago.  Revenue from royalties was $12.5 million in fiscal year 2010 compared to $12.1 million in 2009 and $3.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to $3.0 million in the same period of 2009.  Product sales were $19.2 million for fiscal year 2010 compared to $12.5 million in 2009 and $7.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to $3.7 million in the same period of 2009.  World-wide, RTMS and CitySync product sales in the fourth quarter of 2010 were $2.9 million and $3.0 million, respectively.

Net income for fiscal year 2010 was $3.0 million ($0.64 per diluted share) compared to $3.9 million ($0.95 per diluted share) for fiscal 2009.  Net income for the fourth quarter, which ended December 31, 2010, was $1.1 million ($0.23 per diluted share) compared to $874,000 ($0.21 per diluted share) for the same period in 2009. The results for 2010 include the impact of acquisition expenses incurred in conjunction with our June purchase of CitySync Limited as well as its operational activity post-acquisition, and earnings per share are further impacted by the issuance of 798,000 shares in our common stock offering completed in April 2010.

On a non-GAAP basis, excluding intangible asset amortization net of tax and acquisition related expenses, net income for fiscal year 2010 was $4.6 million ($0.99 per diluted share) and for the fourth quarter was $1.7 million ($0.34 per diluted share).

The sellers of the RTMS business, also known as the EIS assets, are entitled to receive a $1.7 million earnout payment based on RTMS operating results for fiscal year 2010.  This liability has been recorded on our balance sheet as of December 31, 2010 with a corresponding increase in goodwill.  The sellers of CitySync are entitled to a $696,000 earnout payment for 2010 achievement which has also been recorded as a liability on our balance sheet as of December 31, 2010.  Our initial estimate of 2010 earnout was $491,000.  Under the new purchase accounting rules, the incremental $205,000 of earnout due is recorded as operating expense, which we have included in the acquisition related expenses line item on the statement of income.

Ken Aubrey, CEO, said, "Our results for fiscal 2010 are encouraging, but mixed.  On the one hand, revenues for the year, and particularly for the last two quarters, were at record levels.  Our overall non-GAAP income was noteworthy, as was the RTMS product line's revenue growth to almost $10 million.  On the other hand, margins in our newly acquired CitySync business were lower than we'd like, primarily owing to inherited supply chain management issues which we will address as we integrate processes over the coming year.  Additionally, margins were further negatively impacted by increased warranty reserves for residual hardware issues.

"Looking forward to 2011 and for the time being, our board of directors has adopted the following strategic goals:

  • Enhance share value through focusing on organic revenue and profit growth
  • Redouble emphasis on operational execution
  • Timely achievement of key product launches, including hybrid
  • Complete integration of previous acquisitions
  • Expand selling capacity and sales distribution channels
  • Broaden the pool of senior managers to better support the strategic goals

"Additionally, I want to reiterate that our business is seasonally driven, and in our first fiscal quarter it is winter in most of our markets.  Revenue generation is always more challenging in our first quarter than during warmer months when infrastructure construction can more readily proceed."

Non-GAAP Information

We provide certain non-GAAP financial information as supplemental information to GAAP amounts. This non-GAAP information excludes the impact, net of tax, of amortizing the intangible assets from the 2007 EIS asset acquisition and the CitySync acquisition and may exclude other non-recurring items.  Management believes that this presentation facilitates the comparison of our current operating results to historical operating results. Management uses this non-GAAP information to evaluate short-term and long-term operating trends in our core operations. Non-GAAP information is not prepared in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered a substitute for or an alternative to GAAP financial measures and may not be computed the same as similarly titled measures used by other companies.

About Image Sensing

Image Sensing Systems, Inc. is a provider of software-based detection solutions for the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) sector and adjacent markets including security, police and parking. We have sold more than 110,000 units of our industry leading Autoscope® machine-vision, RTMS® radar and CitySync automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) products in over 60 countries worldwide.  The depth of our experience coupled with the breadth of our product portfolio uniquely positions us to provide powerful hybrid technology solutions and to exploit the convergence of the traffic, security and environmental management markets. We are headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota. Visit us on the web at imagesensing.com.

Safe Harbor Statement:  Statements made in this release concerning the Company's or management's intentions, expectations, or predictions about future results or events are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements reflect management's current expectations or beliefs, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to vary from stated expectations, which variations could be material and adverse. Factors that could produce such a variation include, but are not limited to, the following: the inherent unreliability of earnings, revenue and cash flow predictions due to numerous factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control; developments in the demand for the Company's products and services; relationships with the Company's major customers and suppliers; the mix of and margins on the products we sell; unanticipated delays, costs and expenses inherent in the development and marketing of new products and services, including ANPR products; adverse weather conditions in our markets; the impact of governmental laws and regulations; increased international presence; our success in integrating acquisitions; and competitive factors. Our forward-looking statements speak only as of the time made, and we assume no obligation to publicly update any such statements. Additional information concerning these and other factors that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from the Company's current expectations are contained in the Company's reports and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 as updated on Form 10-Q filings made in 2010.

Image Sensing Systems, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(in thousands, except per share information)

(unaudited)



Three-Month Period

Ended December 31,


Year Ended

December 31,


2010


2009


2010


2009

Revenue








Royalties

$3,297


$3,042


$12,519


$12,110

Product sales

7,276


3,658


19,162


12,483


10,573


6,700


31,681


24,593

Cost of revenue (exclusive of amortization shown below)








Product sales

3,202


1,350


7,799


4,297

Gross profit

7,371


5,350


23,882


20,296

Operating expenses








Selling, marketing and product support

3,219


1,929


9,807


7,201

General and administrative

1,089


1,205


4,372


3,779

Research and development

1,030


795


3,630


3,336

Acquisition related expenses

290


-


817


-

Amortization of intangible assets

399


192


1,218


768


6,027


4,121


19,844


15,084

Income from operations

1,344


1,229


4,038


5,212

Other income (expense), net

23


(11)


(123)


7

Income before income taxes

1,367


1,218


3,915


5,219

Income tax expense

258


344


910


1,354

Net income

$1,109


$   874


$3,005


$3,865









Basic net income per share

$0.23


$0.22


$0.66


$0.97

Diluted net income per share

$0.23


$0.21


$0.64


$0.95









Weighted shares – basic

4,808


3,986


4,555


3,985

Weighted shares – diluted

4,918


4,127


4,667


4,081









Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP basis








Non-GAAP operating expenses  (1,2)

5,338


3,929


17,809


14,316

Non-GAAP income from operations

2,033


1,421


6,073


5,980

Other income (expense), net

23


(11)


(123)


7

Non-GAAP income before income taxes

2,056


1,410


5,950


5,987

Non-GAAP income taxes  (3)

394


409


1,324


1,851

Non-GAAP net income

$1,662


$1,001


$4,626


$4,136









Non-GAAP basic net income per share

$0.35


$0.25


$1.02


$1.04

Non-GAAP diluted net income per share

$0.34


$0.24


$0.99


$1.01









Notes to non-GAAP adjustments








(1) Amortization of intangible assets for period as shown above is removed

(2) Acquisition related expenses for period as shown above is removed

(3) Income taxes are increased by impact of (1) at ISS' marginal tax rate of 34%




Image Sensing Systems, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet

(in thousands)

(unaudited)



December 31,

2010


December 31,

2009

Assets




Current assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$  8,021


$14,084

Investments

3,954


3,935

Receivables, net

10,137


5,660

Inventories

4,649


2,734

Prepaid expenses and deferred taxes

2,247


725


29,008


27,138

Property and equipment, net

1,122


998

Deferred income taxes

-


1,676

Goodwill and intangible assets, net

24,226


11,338


$54,356


$41,150

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity




Current liabilities




Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$ 4,925


$ 2,454

Bank debt

-


4,000

Earn-outs payable

2,928


1,541

Income taxes payable

17


234


7,870


8,229

Deferred income taxes

290


-

Income taxes payable

175


208

Shareholders' equity

46,021


32,713


$54,356


$41,150








Image Sensing Systems, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

(in thousands)

(unaudited)



Year Ended

December 31,


2010


2009

Operating activities




Net income

$3,005


$3,865

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by

operations







Depreciation and amortization

1,717


1,192

Stock option expense

342


341

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

(5,254)


(33)

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

(190)


5,365





Investing activities




Cash paid to sellers of CitySync equity

(7,871)


-

Repayment of CitySync seller loans

(445)


-

Purchases of property and equipment, net of disposals and gains

(380)


(694)

Payment of EIS earnout

(1,541)


(1,192)

Sales (purchases) of investments

(19)


65

Net cash used in investing activities

(10,256)


(1,821)





Financing activities




 Net proceeds from common stock offering

8,818


-

 Proceeds from exercise of stock options

121


1

 Proceeds from (repayment of) bank debt, net

(4,556)


250

Net cash provided by financing activities

4,383


251





Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(6,063)


3,795

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

14,084


10,289

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$  8,021


$14,084




SOURCE Image Sensing Systems, Inc.