OTTAWA, Canada May 28, 2015 – In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd. (“In-Touch”) (TSXV: INX) today announced its operating and financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.
Revenue for the first quarter was $2,311,430, which was 6% higher than revenue of $2,174,762 in the same quarter in 2014. Recurring revenue increased 29% during the first quarter at $449,876 compared to $348,335 in first quarter 2014. Services revenue was slightly higher quarter over quarter.
Earnings from operating activities increased 181% for Q1 2015 to $192,083 an increase of $123,713 compared to $68,370 in Q1 2014. Net earnings before income taxes for the first quarter increased 141% to $140,613 compared to net earnings before income taxes of $58,299 in the same quarter in 2014. Gross Margin decreased to 56% in the first quarter compared to 58% for the same quarter in 2014. The decrease in gross margin is attributed to product mix shift.
Company-defined adjusted EBITDA increased 105% to $334,000 for the first quarter, compared to an EBITDA of $163,000 for the same quarter in 2014. “We are pleased with the outcome of the quarter, particularly the strong growth in recurring revenue from software licensing and user fees. It is great to be in a position to deliver strong sales and profits from existing business lines while new products are being developed and launched. We expect continued success in our new and existing product lines along with positive EBIDA and double digit revenue growth for the remainder of 2015.” said Cameron Watt, President & Chief Executive Officer.
“We remain committed to our investment in obtaining recurring software revenue and anticipate additional investments to be made throughout the year to ensure 2015 results while setting up the organization for an even greater future", said Watt. “We would also like to inform our shareholders that since we began repurchasing our common shares through our Normal Course Issuer Bid, we have purchased and cancelled 637,500 shares representing 4.2% of the outstanding balance, for the amount of $151,597”, said Watt.
|Consolidated Statements of Operations||Q1 2015||Q1 2014|
|Revenue||$ 2,311,430||$ 2,174,762|
|Cost of services||1,012,694||902,598|
|Total operating expenses||1,106,653||1,203,794|
|Earnings from operating activities||192,083||68,370|
|Loss on transactions with associate||(33,888)||-|
|Share of loss from investments accounted for using the equity method||(4,928)||-|
|Loss from discontinued operations||-||(29,127)|
|Net earning before income taxes||$140,613||$29,172|
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