OTTAWA, April 30, 2012 /CNW/ - In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd. ("In-Touch" TSX-Venture: INX) announces that revenues increased 52% to $8,930,735 in FY 2011 compared to $5,893,125 in FY 2010. Net earnings for 2011 increased 47% to $1,114,904 compared to $758,101 in 2010, and net earnings per share for 2011 was $0.08 compared to $0.06 for 2010. Earnings from operating activities were $1,068,000 in 2011 compared to $995,412 in 2010. The Company-defined adjusted EBITDA, as described in the Company's Management Discussion and Analysis was $1,387,000 in FY 2011, compared to $1,221,000 in FY 2010.
"The Company had a very successful year and is poised for significant compounded growth in future years. 2012 sales bookings have already reached $10,000,000. The addition of Service Intelligence in August 2011 gave us a complete working entity in the USA for Audit, Mystery Shopping and Customer Insight services. Overall, the company is striving for 50% growth in 2012 with 25% growth from organic sales and 25% growth from acquisitions", said Michael Gaffney, Chief Executive Officer.
Gross margins decreased to 51% in 2011 compared to 60% in 2010 due to the assumed overheads associated with the Service Intelligence business combination. The company expects gross margins to increase and return to historical levels in Q3 2012 as Service Intelligence customers switch onto In-Touch systems.
"The IMS division, which completed its first full year of operations, exceeded its targets with sales of $1.3M. We expect this division, which is focused on enterprise edge applications for governments, to grow by 150% in 2012 and reach $3M in revenues. Our mobile technology and capabilities from the Electronic Data Capture division are providing an invaluable aid in winning this government business", said Gaffney.
Over the past several years the company's managed mobile software technology for marketing and operations has evolved into an enterprise edge solution. The edge of the enterprise, whether the enterprise is a government department, an automobile company or a retail chain, is where that enterprise engages its customers and suppliers via websites and mobile devices. In-Touch provides service, software tools, logistics and SaaS applications that enable its customers to manage complex, multiplatform, mobile, web and social media applications and networks that are at the 'edge' of their enterprise - in both online and offline modes. Moreover, In-Touch also provides a data integration layer and services to link the information from edge transactions to corporate information systems. In-Touch is ideally positioned to take advantage of the mobile-web service transformations that are occurring in large enterprises because of global mobile driving forces.
|Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Earnings||2011||2010|
|Cost of services and goods sold||4,366,655||2,355,983|
|Total operating expenses||3,496,080||2,541,730|
|Earnings before undernoted items||1,068,000||995,412|
|Interest expense on short term debt||(68,555)||(94,967)|
|Loss on extinguishment of long-term debt||(147,748)|
|Change in fair value of derivative||(104,128)||(97,109)|
|Change in fair value of contingent payment||(29,610)||-|
|Loss on foreign exchange||(8,259)||(45,235)|
|Deferred tax recovery||419,104||-|
|Current income tax||(13,900)||-|
|Net earnings and other comprehensive earnings||$||1,114,904||$||758,101|
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