All amounts in this news release are in United States dollars unless otherwise noted.
Intermap reported total revenue of $5.1 million for the first quarter of 2013, a 21% increase from $4.2 million recorded in the same period of 2012. Net loss for the first quarter of 2013 was $2.0 million, or ($0.03) per share, compared to a net loss of $5.1 million, or ($0.06) per share, for the first quarter of 2012. First quarter adjusted EBITDA, a non IFRS financial measure, was a loss of $0.1 million, a significant improvement from an adjusted EBITDA loss of $2.9 million for the same period in 2012. Adjusted EBITDA excludes restructuring costs, share-based compensation, gain or loss on the disposal of equipment, and gain or loss on foreign currency translation.
"We showed a significant improvement in our year-over-year first quarter results, even though historically this quarter is a low revenue quarter for Intermap," said Todd Oseth, President & CEO of Intermap. "Our restructuring efforts over the past two years have resulted in significantly lower operating costs, creating a lower threshold for Intermap to achieve positive adjusted EBITDA."
Mr. Oseth added, "By providing solutions to our customers' that require unique geospatial knowledge, we create increased opportunities as seen in our recent contract wins. Our 3D business intelligence (3DBI) applications, coupled with our multi-sensor approach (i.e. radar, LiDAR, satellite, photo, etc.) provides the optimum solution for our customers. Our easy to use cloud-based software applications, combined with our industry leading data aggregation capabilities, gives us a distinct advantage in the marketplace. Our "Pro" series of software applications continue to expand in functionality and ease of use. The number of customers using these fee based applications continues to grow and we are expecting improved and more consistent financial results in the future."
Contract services revenue in the first quarter increased 20% to $4.0 million, from $3.3 million last year. Data licensing revenue increased 23% to $1.1 million, from $0.9 million last year. As of March 31, 2013, the Company's contract backlog of $12.3 million consisted of $11.4 million in contract services, and $0.9 million in data licensing revenue.
For the first quarter 2013, personnel expense was $3.3 million, a 4% decrease from $3.5 million last year. The decrease was primarily due to attrition, partially offset by an increase in commission expense consistent with increased revenue recognized on a year-over-year basis.
For the first quarter 2013, purchased services and materials expense was $1.0 million, a 65% decrease from $3.0 million last year. The decrease in this category of expense is primarily related to a decrease in job and subcontractor expenses associated with the Company's airborne radar data collection activities that were performed during the respective periods. The stage of progress on each radar data collection contract and the individual requirements and logistics associated with radar collection efforts can create expense variations between reporting periods. Purchased services and materials includes (i) aircraft related costs (ii) professional and consulting costs (iii) third-party support services related to the collection, processing and editing of the Company's airborne data collection activities, and (iv) software expenses (including maintenance and support).
The cash position of the Company at March 31, 2013 (cash and cash equivalents) was $2.7 million, compared to $2.1 million at December 31, 2012. Amounts receivable and unbilled revenue at March 31, 2013 was $7.0 million, compared to $8.4 million at December 31, 2012. Working capital declined to $0.9 million at March 31, 2013, compared to $1.9 million at December 31, 2012 (see "Intermap Reader Advisory" below).
Detailed financial results and management's discussion and analysis can be found on SEDAR at: www.sedar.com.
First Quarter Business Highlights
- At the beginning of the first quarter Intermap announced a $14.5 million mapping services contract to provide digital 3D elevation models and imagery for areas in Southeast Asia using Intermap's proprietary airborne radar technology. These geospatial solutions will become the foundation data layer for an updated national spatial data infrastructure (SDI). The new dataset will be used for improved disaster planning, resource management, national security interests, infrastructure planning, and the provisioning of new 3D geospatial information applications, such as Intermap's RiskPro™ and WaterPro™ products. The airborne data acquisition portion of the project commenced during the first quarter of 2013 and the entire project is expected to be complete prior to year-end 2013.
- Also in the first quarter, Intermap announced a $488 thousand contract from a partner focused on South America data acquisition. The contract will be substantially fulfilled during the current year, with a small portion of deliverables expected to occur in the subsequent two year period.
- Intermap announced a $410 thousand NEXTMap® RiskPro licensing sale in Southeast Asia. The contract is an initial phase of a RiskPro 3DBI solutions sale that includes the delivery of NEXTMap data, Intermap's RiskPro risk management software application, and the related web services. The customer intends to use the data for natural disaster planning, natural resource management, national security interests, infrastructure planning, and 3D location based information planning. The data was immediately delivered from the Company's NEXTMap data library. Contract(s) for subsequent phase(s) that further utilize the Company's 3DBI solutions are expected prior to year-end.
- The Company announced a $750 thousand task order from Dewberry Consultants LLC for the fourth phase expansion of its previously announced airborne radar mapping services project in Alaska. Using its proprietary Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (IFSAR) technology, Intermap is collecting orthorectified radar imagery and high resolution elevation data for an area of Alaska never mapped to this accuracy. The elevation data and imagery collected by Intermap will be used in economic development, infrastructure development and homeland security applications. Additional contract funding for this project may occur at future dates.
As of May 13, 2013, there were 79,414,013 common shares outstanding.
Important factors, including those discussed in the Company's regulatory filings ( www.sedar.com) could cause actual results to differ from the company's expectations and those differences may be material. Detailed financial results and management's discussion and analysis can be found on SEDAR at: www.sedar.com.
Intermap will host a conference call today, May 13, 2013 , at 4:30 pm ET
( 2:30pm MT ). To participate in the call, please dial +1-647-427-7450 or
1-888-231-8191 approximately 10 minutes prior to the conference call. A
recording of the conference call will be available through May 23,
2013 . Please dial +1-416-849-0833 or 1-855-859-2056 and provide pass
code 58666743 to listen to the rebroadcast. The call will also be
available on Intermap's website at
http://www.intermap.com/investors.aspx for replay.