NEW HARTFORD, NY (Nov 03, 2011) — PAR Technology Corporation [PAR] has announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. PAR reported revenues of $59.8 million and net earnings of $1.2 million or $0.08 per diluted share. This compares with the prior year’s third quarter of $61.2 million in revenues and net earnings of $538,000 or $0.04 per diluted share.
“We continue to make solid progress executing our business plan despite macroeconomic challenges that have caused uncertainty in our targeted markets. While we have shown improvement since the beginning of the year, we are not satisfied with just quarter over quarter growth, but remain focused on building an enhanced and sustainable business model for the future,” commented Paul B. Domorski, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Focusing on strengthening our core strategic initiatives, accelerating our development efforts, and improving our business processes will enable us to improve our operational performance and deliver value to shareholders.”
Mr. Domorski continued, “Our businesses performed consistent with our expectations for the third quarter, with improved bottom-line performance across all segments. The hospitality segment continued to make significant progress toward final development and initial deployment of our NextGen software solutions, specifically the cloud-based ATRIO(TM) product for hotels. ATRIO continues to receive strong market attention as innovative operators understand the dramatic operational and financial benefits of enterprise level cloud computing. In our restaurant business this past quarter, we were awarded the Technology Vendor of the Year distinction by Subway Restaurants. PAR continues to be recognized by our hospitality customers for our technology innovation, industry leading service, and overall customer commitment. Our Government segment performed well during the quarter, and our momentum continues, as evidenced by our recent award of a $42.5 million, five year contract to support the U.S. Army with Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) technologies and services. Our Logistics Management business once again realized year over year revenue growth, and is focused on improving near-term performance. As we exit 2011, we remain focused on driving growth, improving margins and cash flow and believe our product mix and software solutions position us well heading into 2012.”
Hospitality segment revenues accounted for 72% of consolidated revenues for the third quarter and grew 7% sequentially, but declined 3% over the same period of the prior year, due to the benefit to the prior year’s third quarter results of a very large portion of the McDonald’s technology upgrade. Renewed business growth with Yum! Brands offset a portion of the planned decline in McDonald’s revenue as the technology upgrade approached completion. International hospitality revenues grew 13% for the third quarter, as sales increased in Europe, China and Latin America. PAR continues to expand its channel base for restaurant solutions, as evidenced by an increase in channel revenues of 37% for the third quarter. During the period, 18 new channel partners were signed. Despite uncertain economic conditions in the hotel and resort market, PAR Springer-Miller Systems secured new customers and expanded relationships with existing customers. Operating income for the Hospitality segment improved sharply for the third quarter, increasing 45% compared to the third quarter of 2010, reflecting increased revenues and expense control.
Government segment revenues accounted for 26% of consolidated revenues for the third quarter, and contract backlog totaled $141 million at the end of the period. Quarterly segment revenue declined 2% year over year, reflecting the slow pace at which funding has been authorized for new and renewed contracts. Other notable contracts announced during the third quarter in addition to the above mentioned $42.5 million Army contract included a $3.4 million multi-year contract with the U.S. Navy to operate a telecommunications facility in Jacksonville, FL. Operating income for the Government segment for the third quarter grew 4.6% over the third quarter of 2010.
Third quarter revenues for the Logistics Management segment increased 14% over the third quarter of 2010, reflecting deployment of several fleet systems. In addition, new contract activity accelerated, with robust field trials underway. The business is benefiting from a marked increase in concern for food safety as an expanding range of cold chain monitoring and reporting solutions differentiates PAR in the logistics market. Continued expansion of the installed base, coupled with ongoing improvement of operational capabilities should drive profitability in 2012.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Previously, the Company presented second quarter 2011 earnings and earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis, excluding non-recurring charges. Management believed these non-GAAP financial measures provided meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company’s performance, thereby enhancing the ability of investors to evaluate PAR’s results for the periods presented. Please refer to the table below for supplemental information and corresponding reconciliation of non-GAAP adjusted financial measures to GAAP financial measures for the nine months ended September 30, 2011.
Certain Company information in this release or statements made by its spokespersons from time to time may contain forward-looking statements. Any statements in this document that do not describe historical facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, delays in new product introduction, risks in technology development and commercialization, risks in product development and market acceptance of and demand for the Company’s products, risks of downturns in economic conditions generally, and in the quick service sector of the restaurant market specifically, risks of intellectual property rights associated with competition and competitive pricing pressures, risks associated with foreign sales and high customer concentration, and other risks detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
About PAR Technology Corporation
PAR Technology Corporation’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PAR. PAR has three operating segments:
— PAR’s Hospitality segment has been a leading provider of restaurant and retail technology for more than 30 years. ParTech, Inc. offers technology solutions for the full spectrum of restaurant operations, from large chain and independent table service restaurants to international quick service chains. PAR Springer-Miller Systems, Inc. offers hotel management systems that provide a complete suite of powerful tools for guest management, recreation management, and timeshare/condo management. PAR Springer-Miller Systems also provides the spa industry a leading management application that was specifically designed to support the unique needs of the resort spa and day spa markets, a rapidly growing hospitality segment. Products from PAR also can be found in retailers, cinemas, cruise lines, stadiums and food service companies.
— PAR’s Government segment is comprised of PAR Government Systems Corporation, which develops and delivers geospatial and full motion video (FMV) solutions to our customers that include federal/state governments and industry, and Rome Research Corporation, which is a leading provider of communications and information technology support services to the United States Department of Defense.
— PAR’s Logistics Management segment provides asset tracking and management solutions to the “cold chain” owners and operators of untethered trailers and intermodal containers, chassis, and gensets. PAR Logistics Management Systems Corporation offers systems to help customers improve operations by accurately monitoring and controlling their assets through state-of-the-art wireless, GPS, cellular communications, satellite communications, sensor, and internet technologies.
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There will be a conference call at 4:30 p.m. eastern time on November 2, 2011, during which the Company’s management will discuss the financial results for the third quarter of 2011. If you would like to participate in this conference please call 1-800-299-7098 approximately 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and use the PAR pass code 84068911. Individual & Institutional Investors will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call/event over the Internet. Individual Investors can listen to the call by visiting PAR’s website at www.partech.com , and through CCBN’s individual investor center at www.companyboardroom.com or by visiting any of the investor sites in CCBN’s Individual Investor Network. Institutional investors can access the call via CCBN’s password-protected site, StreetEvents ( www.streetevents.com ). In case you are unable to participate in the conference call, an automatic replay will be available on the World Wide Web via www.companyboardroom.com until November 9, 2011 or dial 1-888-286-8010 and use the Pass Code number 35799791 until November 9, 2011 as well.
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