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I.D. Systems Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., May 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- I.D. Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDSY), a leading provider of enterprise asset management technology and solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things, reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. 

Management Commentary

“Our revenue for the first quarter came in lower than expected, primarily due to VMS orders that slipped into Q2,” said I.D. Systems CEO Chris Wolfe. “Two of these significant orders were recently secured and consist of major wins with two leading auto manufacturers and we expect to start shipping units this quarter. From an operational perspective, during the first quarter we continued to make progress in executing on the key initiatives we initiated late last year. This involved significant improvements in product development, cost management and organizational structure. Our success was highlighted by the launch of new software and analytics products, the flattening of our organizational structure to further reduce operating expenses, as well as improvements in our gross margin, cash flow and balance sheet.  

“Perhaps the most notable accomplishment in Q1, however, was the previously announced multi-million-dollar agreement we secured with Avis Budget Group to deploy our proprietary wireless rental fleet management systems. We are working with Avis to support the deployment of the first 50,000 devices, which are scheduled for installation beginning in Q4. We expect to recognize revenues from the development and production ramp-up portion of the agreement between Q2 and Q4.

“Going forward, continued execution on our key initiatives will drive our financial goals for 2017, which includes achieving non-GAAP profitability. We believe this milestone will be realized through improved operational discipline and focused sales execution. Our success on a broader level will establish I.D. Systems as the industry standard for delivering high-value, high-quality technology in the markets we serve.”

First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Revenue decreased 13% to $8.0 million from $9.2 million in the prior quarter. The sequential decrease was primarily due to lower vehicle management systems (VMS) revenue.

Gross margin improved by 227 basis points to 51.9% from 49.6% in the same period a year ago. The improvement was primarily due to the lower cost to build the company’s VAC4S product, increased efficiency from the VAC4S installation, as well as sales of higher margin analytics software.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses were $4.8 million, which were consistent with the level reported in the same year-ago period.

Research and development expenses were $1.2 million for the quarter compared to $1.1 million in same year-ago quarter.

Excluding stock-based compensation, depreciation and amortization, and foreign currency translation losses, non-GAAP net loss totaled $(1.1) million or $(0.08) per basic and diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net loss of $(68,000) or $(0.01) per basic and diluted share in the same year-ago quarter.

Net loss totaled $(1.9) million or $(0.14) per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $(698,000) or $(0.05) per basic and diluted share in the same year-ago quarter. 

At quarter-end, the company had $8.6 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, compared to $6.9 million at the end of the prior quarter. The balance outstanding on the company’s $7.5 million credit facility was $1.3 million at quarter-end, which was down from $3.0 million at the end of the prior quarter.

Net cash from operations was $2.3 million, compared to cash used of $142,000 in the same year-ago quarter.

Investor Conference Call

I.D. Systems management will discuss the results of the company’s operations and business outlook on a conference call today (Thursday, May 4, 2017) at 4:45 p.m. Eastern time (1:45 p.m. Pacific time).

Company CEO Chris Wolfe and CFO Ned Mavrommatis will host the call, followed by a question and answer session where financial analysts and major institutional shareholders can ask questions.

U.S. dial-in: (877) 307-1379
International dial-in: (443) 877-4066

The conference call will be broadcast simultaneously and available for replay for 90 days in the investor section of the company’s website at

If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact I.D. Systems’ investor relations team at 949-574-3860.

Non-GAAP Measures

To supplement its financial statements presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), I.D. Systems provides certain non-GAAP measures of financial performance. These non-GAAP measures include non-GAAP net income/loss and non-GAAP net income/loss per basic and diluted share. Reference to these non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to results prepared under current accounting standards, but are not a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. These non-GAAP measures are provided to enhance investors’ overall understanding of I.D. Systems’ current financial performance. Specifically, I.D. Systems believes the non-GAAP measures provide useful information to both management and investors by excluding certain expenses, gains and losses that may not be indicative of its core operating results and business outlook. Because I.D. Systems’ method for calculating the non-GAAP measures may differ from other companies’ methods, the non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Reconciliation of all non-GAAP measures included in this press release to the nearest GAAP measures can be found in the financial tables included in this press release.

About I.D. Systems

Headquartered in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, with subsidiaries in Texas, Germany, and the United Kingdom, I.D. Systems is a leading global provider of wireless M2M solutions for securing, controlling, tracking, and managing high-value enterprise assets, including rental cars, industrial vehicles, trailers, containers, and cargo. The company’s patented technologies address the needs of organizations to monitor and analyze their assets to increase efficiency and productivity, reduce costs, and improve profitability. For more information, please visit

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements include statements with respect to I.D. Systems’ beliefs, plans, goals, objectives, expectations, anticipations, assumptions, estimates, intentions, and future performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may be beyond I.D. Systems’ control, and which may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be forward-looking statements. For example, forward-looking statements include statements regarding: prospects for additional customers; potential contract values; market forecasts; projections of earnings, revenues, synergies, accretion or other financial information; emerging new products; and plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including growing revenue, controlling operating costs, increasing production volumes, and expanding business with core customers. The risks and uncertainties referred to above include, but are not limited to, future economic and business conditions, the loss of key customers or reduction in the purchase of products by any such customers, the failure of the market for I.D. Systems’ products to continue to develop, the possibility that I.D. Systems may not be able to integrate successfully the business, operations and employees of acquired businesses, the inability to protect I.D. Systems’ intellectual property, the inability to manage growth, the effects of competition from a variety of local, regional, national and other providers of wireless solutions, and other risks detailed from time to time in I.D. Systems’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016. These risks could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, I.D. Systems. Unless otherwise required by applicable law, I.D. Systems assumes no obligation to update the information contained in this press release, and expressly disclaims any obligation to do so, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

I.D. Systems, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations Data
    Three Months Ended
March 31,
    2016     2017  
Products   $ 6,282,000     $ 4,334,000  
Services     4,195,000       3,665,000  
      10,477,000       7,999,000  
Cost of revenue:                
Cost of products     4,186,000       2,815,000  
Cost of services     1,093,000       1,034,000  
      5,279,000       3,849,000  
Gross profit     5,198,000       4,150,000  
Operating expenses:                
Selling, general and administrative expenses     4,786,000       4,782,000  
Research and development expenses     1,130,000       1,238,000  
      5,916,000       6,020,000  
Loss from operations     (718,000 )     (1,870,000 )
Interest income     77,000       56,000  
Interest expense     (57,000 )     (73,000 )
Other income, net     -       1,000  
Net loss   $ (698,000 )   $ (1,886,000 )
Net loss per share - basic and diluted   $ (0.05 )   $ (0.14 )
Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted     12,894,000       13,261,000  

I.D. Systems, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
    Three Months Ended
March 31,
    2016     2017  
Net loss attributable to common stockholders   $ (698,000 )   $ (1,886,000 )
Depreciation and amortization     177,000       159,000  
Stock-based compensation     522,000       713,000  
Foreign currency translation gains     (69,000 )     (62,000
Non-GAAP net (loss) income   $ (68,000 )   $ (1,076,000
Non-GAAP net loss per share - basic and diluted   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.08

I.D. Systems, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Data
    December 31, 2016   March 31, 2017
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 4,972,000     $ 6,667,000  
Restricted cash     305,000       305,000  
Investments - short term     115,000       136,000  
Accounts receivable, net     9,585,000       9,453,000  
Financing receivables - current     1,766,000       1,738,000  
Inventory, net     3,920,000       3,096,000  
Deferred costs - current     3,750,000       4,542,000  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     3,495,000       3,106,000  
Total current assets     27,908,000       29,043,000  
Investments - long term     1,499,000       1,467,000  
Financing receivables - less current portion     2,430,000       2,101,000  
Deferred costs - less current portion     6,638,000       5,693,000  
Fixed assets, net     3,075,000       3,021,000  
Goodwill     1,837,000       1,837,000  
Intangible assets, net     706,000       673,000  
Other assets     153,000       165,000  
    $ 44,246,000     $ 44,000,000  
Current liabilities:                
Short-term borrowings   $ 2,993,000     $ 1,267,000  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     7,622,000       6,452,000  
Deferred revenue - current     7,197,000       11,095,000  
Total current liabilities     17,812,000       18,814,000  
Deferred rent     366,000       351,000  
Deferred revenue - less current portion     10,066,000       9,073,000  
      28,244,000       28,238,000  
Commitments and Contingencies                
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY                
Preferred stock     -       -  
Common stock     129,000       132,000  
Additional paid-in capital     111,844,000       113,719,000  
Accumulated deficit     (91,498,000 )     (93,384,000 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (103,000 )     (119,000 )
Treasury stock     (4,370,000 )     (4,586,000 )
Total stockholders’ equity     16,002,000       15,762,000  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 44,246,000     $ 44,000,000  

I.D. Systems, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow Data
    Three Months Ended
March 31,
    2016     2017  
Cash flows from operating activities:                
Net loss   $ (698,000 )   $ (1,886,000 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash used in operating activities:                
Bad debt (recovery) expense     (126,000 )     93,000  
Stock-based compensation expense     522,000       713,000  
Depreciation and amortization     177,000       159,000  
Inventory reserve     60,000       90,000  
Other non-cash items     49,000       (15,000
Changes in:                
Accounts receivable     (394,000 )     47,000  
Financing receivables     (126,000 )     357,000  
Inventory     1,595,000       734,000  
Prepaid expenses and other assets     329,000       377,000  
Deferred costs     (443,000 )     153,000  
Deferred revenue     385,000       2,905,000  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     (1,472,000 )     (1,386,000 )
Net cash provided by operating activities     (142,000 )     2,341,000  
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Capital expenditures     (167,000 )     (72,000 )
Purchase of investments     (282,000 )     (204,000 )
Proceeds from the sale and maturities of investments     271,000       217,000  
Net cash used in investing activities     (178,000 )     (59,000 )
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Borrowings under revolving credit facility     -       9,855,000  
Repayments under revolving credit facility     -       (11,581,000 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options     1,000       1,165,000  
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities     1,000       (561,000
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents     (27,000 )     (26,000 )
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents     (346,000 )     1,695,000  
Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period     4,489,000       4,972,000  
Cash and cash equivalents - end of period   $ 4,143,000     $ 6,667,000  


I.D. Systems Contacts                   
Ned Mavrommatis, CFO                                                                                                                        

Liolios Group, Inc.                                                          
Matt Glover                                                                                                                                                                         

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