OTTAWA, May 30, 2012 /CNW/ - In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd. ("In-Touch") (TSXV: INX) announces revenue of $2,790,339 in Q1 2012, which was 95% higher than revenue of $1,428,242 in Q1 2011. Net income before taxes for Q1 2012 was $129,584, which was 351% higher than net income of $28,685 reported in Q1 2011. Gross profit was 43.7% in Q1 2012 compared to 62.2% in Q1 2011.The Company-defined adjusted EBITDA increased to $279,000 in Q1 2012, compared to an EBITDA of $161,000 in Q1 2011.
"We were very pleased with our achievements in the first quarter. First and foremost, revenues for Q1 2012 exceeded expectations. Our IMS group experienced significant growth in revenues in the quarter and we were very pleased with our success in retaining customers following the acquisition and integration of Service Intelligence ("SI") into the Company. Retaining the SI customers is a testament to the fine efforts of our Operations Team. Further, we are continuing our efforts to realize synergies, improve gross margins and achieve cost savings from the ongoing integration of our businesses and expect to realize the benefits of this plan this fiscal year", noted Michael Gaffney, Chief Executive Officer.
"We also increased our investment in product development and sales and marketing in Q1 2012 by $133,000 relative to Q1 2011 to support the development of new software features and functionalities in our EDC and MDC business segments, as well as to drive revenue growth in the next three quarters. We reiterate our previous forecast for higher revenues in 2012 compared to 2011," said Gaffney.
During the quarter, we also entered into an arrangement with a major trade magazine that will allow us to take a prominent role in the Gas & Convenience Industry. In May 2012, we launched Industry Benchmark Mystery Shops, which will form the foundation of an article in the magazine; the results of which will be presented at an industry leadership summit in August. The presentation will involve representation from In-Touch/Service Intelligence and will take place on the main stage just prior to the keynote address by Bill Clinton & George W. Bush. In addition, we have been engaged by several major companies in the industry to generate their own Benchmark Shopping Study using the magazine study as the comparison. Other similar opportunities in other target industries are currently being pursued as well.
|Consolidated Statements of Operations||Q1 2012||Q1 2011|
|Cost of services||1,570,711||540,342|
|Total operating expenses||1,030,864||743,987|
|Earnings from operating activities||188,764||143,913|
|Loss on fair value of derivative||-||(45,369)|
|Loss in fair value of contingent consideration||(349)||-|
|Loss on foreign exchange||(25,056)||(55,920)|
|Gain on disposal of property and equipment||-||2,004|
|Net earnings before income taxes||$||129,584||$||28,685|
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