Homeserve Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

TORONTO, May 28 /CNW/ - Homeserve Technologies Inc. today reported net income for the fourth quarter ended February 28, 2010 of $19 thousand (a basic and diluted loss of $0.14 per common share, after payment of preferred share dividends) on revenues of $2.0 million for the fourth quarter ended February 28, 2010, compared to net loss of $2.3 million (a basic and diluted loss of $0.46 per common share, after payment of preferred share dividends) on revenues of $2.0 million for the same period of the last fiscal year. Significant elements contributing to the $2.3 million quarter-to-quarter increase in net income was reduced selling, general and administrative expense of $0.5 million, reduced amortization expense of $0.2 million due to a $1.6 million impairment charge taken in Fiscal 2009 in respect of software relating to the AeromoveTM and Move Services Affinity Program which reduced current year amortization expense, and current income tax recovery of $0.3 million, partially offset by a provision for future income tax expense of $0.2 million. A summary of the Company's results is summarized in the table below:

    
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                                    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    ($ thousands, except per               February 28           February 28
     share amounts)                    2010       2009       2010       2009
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    Revenue                           1,950      1,971     11,407     12,129
    Cost of sales                        98         67        497        345
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    Gross margin                      1,852      1,904     10,910     11,784
    Operating costs - selling,
     general and administrative         668      1,189      3,807      5,373
    Operating costs - amortization    1,269      1,459      5,083      6,109
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    Net income (loss) from
     operations                         (85)      (744)     2,020        302
    Investment income                     1         55        143        422
    Gain on sale of investments           -          -        839          -
    Impairment of intangible assets       -     (1,564)         -     (1,564)
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    Income (loss) before income tax     (84)    (2,253)     3,002       (840)
    Current income tax recovery         320          -        320          -
    Provision for future income tax    (217)         -       (217)         -
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    Net income (loss) for the period     19     (2,253)     3,105       (840)
    Preferred share dividends          (972)      (971)    (3,945)    (3,936)
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    Basic and diluted loss to
     common shareholders               (953)    (3,224)      (840)    (4,776)
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    Basic and diluted loss per
     common share                    $(0.14)    $(0.46)    $(0.12)    $(0.69)



    Calculation of Earnings per share

    A summary of the components of the Company's diluted earnings per share is
as follows:

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    ($ thousands, except number     Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
     of shares and per share               February 28           February 28
     amounts)                          2010       2009       2010       2009
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    Net income (loss)                    19     (2,253)     3,105       (840)
    Preferred share dividends          (972)      (971)    (3,945)    (3,936)
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    Net loss to common
     shareholders                      (953)    (3,224)      (840)    (4,776)
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    Weighted average outstanding
     common shares                    6,944      6,944      6,944      6,944
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    Common shares and common
     share equivalents                6,944      6,944      6,944      6,944
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    Basic and diluted loss per
     common share                    $(0.14)    $(0.46)    $(0.12)    $(0.69)
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Outlook

The award of the Government of Canada Contract ("GOC Contract") for the combined Canadian Forces, Government of Canada Department and Agencies and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to a subsidiary of BRPS for a five year term with two one-year renewal options, which commenced on December 1, 2009, secures significant relocation volumes from which the Company earns licensing fees. Management anticipates the fees earned from the GOC Contract will provide sustainable cash flows for the Company for the immediately foreseeable future which is expected to mitigate the decline in corporate relocation volumes attributed to the slowdown in the worldwide economy and the continued investment in our AeromoveTM initiatives.

Annual Meeting

Homeserve Technologies Inc. will hold its annual general meeting of shareholders at 9:00 am on Friday, July 9, 2010 at 39 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M3C3K5. The Company will also release its first quarter financial results on July 9. These results will be available online at www.homeserve.ca and will be filed with SEDAR.

About Homeserve

Homeserve is a Canadian based software development and services company focused on home-related services for the real estate, relocation and banking industries. Homeserve provides a one-stop shopping service for home buyers and sellers, offering real-estate related products and services throughout the customer's purchasing and selling cycle, coordinated by a proprietary CRM software system and contact centre.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking information, including "forward-looking statements". The words "will", "intends", "expected" and other expressions which are predictions of or indicate future events and trends and which do not relate to historical matters identify forward looking statements. Reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause Homeserve's performance to differ materially from the description of the investment expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Although Homeserve believes that the anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements and information are based upon reasonable assumptions and expectations, the reader should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to differ materially from anticipated future results, performance or achievement expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and information. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated or implied by forward-looking statements include general economic conditions; interest rate changes; availability of equity and debt financing; and other risks and factors described from time to time in the documents filed by the Company with the securities regulators in Canada including in the Annual Information Form under the heading "Risk Factors." The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Additional Information

Detailed financial information and Management's Discussion and Analysis of Results and Financial Condition as at and for the quarter ended February 28, 2010 is posted on Homeserve's website (under Investor Relations, Financial Information) at www.homeserve.ca and should be read in conjunction with this press release and the Company's audited financial statements for the year ended February 28, 2010, which are and is also available on SEDAR's website at www.sedar.com.

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For further information: For further information: Jenn Pearce, Homeserve Technologies Inc., (416) 510-5321 or JPearce@homeserve.ca

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