Apple Design Award 2009 — Best iPhone 3.0 Beta App
DENVER - Intermap Technologies Corporation ("Intermap" or the "Company") today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009. A conference call will be held today, August 5, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results.
All amounts in this news release are in United States dollars unless otherwise noted.
With the completion of NEXTMap Europe during the quarter, for the first time, uniformly accurate map data is commercially available for nationwide datasets for 21 countries across Western Europe. Additionally, the NEXTMap USA dataset is in the final processing phase and scheduled to be commercially available in its entirety in early 2010. These are the most uniform, accurate, and complete 3D maps of Western Europe and the United States in existence. Intermap management believes that providing the most reliable and uniformly accurate elevation data available creates value across a wide array of markets and industries.
"With NEXTMap Europe and much of NEXTMap USA data available, our customer list continues to grow," said Brian Bullock, president and CEO of Intermap Technologies. "We are signing supply agreements for personal navigation devices, product development agreements for automotive applications, and rolling out risk management solutions for the insurance industry - as well as continuing to grow our enterprise and government sales for a wide array of applications in the United States and Europe. Intermap's AccuTerra product was recently named the â€²Best iPhone Beta Applicationâ€² for Apple's new 3.0 operating system, which illustrates that the quality of our applications are matching the quality of our NEXTMap data."
For the second quarter of 2009, Intermap reported total revenue of $6.2 million, as compared to $6.9 million for the same period in 2008. At quarter-end, there remained $14.3 million in revenue to be recognized in future periods on continuing contracts.
Contract services revenue in the second quarter increased to $3.5 million, as compared to $2.5 million for the same period in 2008. The increase was the result of mapping projects in Asia in the second quarter of 2009 resulting in $3.2 million in revenue compared to only $1.5 million in Asia for the same period in 2008.
Multi-client data library ("MCDL") license revenue was $2.7 million, compared to $4.4 million for the same period in 2008. The decrease resulted primarily from a single sale of NEXTMap USA data during the second quarter of 2008 totaling $3.4 million to a U.S. Government agency, without a similar size contract in the second quarter of 2009. For the second quarter of 2009, approximately 12% of the MCDL license revenue was associated with the NEXTMap USA program, 48% was associated with the NEXTMap Europe program, and 40% was associated with the Company's Asia dataset.
Operations expense in the second quarter totaled $1.6 million, as compared to $2.0 million for the same period in 2008. The decrease is primarily the result of a reduction in flight hours on commercial projects and associated personnel costs compared to the same period in 2008.
Sales, general and administrative ("SG&A") expense in the second quarter was $6.5 million, as compared to $6.7 million for the same period in 2008. SG&A includes costs associated with administration, database infrastructure, facilities, business development (including automotive, consumer electronics, and insurance risk management), sales, and marketing.
Amortization expense of the MCDL database in the second quarter increased to $2.4 million from $2.3 million for the same period in 2008. The increase was primarily due to an increase in the size of the underlying NEXTMap datasets.
Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, for the quarter ended June 30, 2009 was a loss of $2.4 million, as compared to a loss of $2.3 million for the same period in 2008. The term EBITDA consists of net income (loss) and excludes interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA excludes gain or loss on foreign currency translation, gain or loss related to the disposal of assets, and stock based compensation expense.
For the second quarter of 2009, Intermap reported a net loss of $6.9 million, or ($0.14) per share, compared to a net loss of $6.2 million, or ($0.13) per share for the same period in 2008.
Cash expenditures are expected to continue to decrease through 2009 as the airborne data collection portion of NEXTMap USA was completed in the early part of the year. Cash outflows relating to NEXTMap are expected to be lower by more than $10 million for all of 2009 when compared to 2008. Investment in the final processing of the NEXTMap USA dataset continues, which is expected to be commercially available in its entirety in early 2010.
Net cash used in investing activities is down significantly, as predicted, totaling $2.5 million (year-to-date $7.8 million) for the second quarter of 2009, compared to $9.1 million (year-to-date $18.2 million) during the same period in 2008. Cash used during the second quarter of 2009 totaled $3.0 million and was primarily for investment in the MCDL, compared to $7.7 million for the same period in 2008. The use of cash during the quarter was offset by $1.0 million in cash generated from the sale of the Company's Aero Commander aircraft in June 2009. With the sale of this aircraft, the Company now has three IFSAR platforms remaining in production.
Cash used in operations during the second quarter of 2009 totaled $3.8 million (year-to-date $4.0 million) compared to cash generated by operations of $5.5 million (year-to-date $2.3 million) during the same period in 2008. The total cash used in operations during 2009 was impacted primarily by changes in working capital.
Net cash generated by financing activities totaled $8.4 million during the second quarter of 2009 as a result of the completion of a share issuance for 5,750,000 units (each unit consists of one Class A common share of the Company and one-half of one common share purchase warrant) for total gross consideration of $9.5 million (C$11.5 million), offset by $0.8 million of securities issuance costs. Each whole warrant will be exercisable at a price of C$3.00 per common share for a period expiring one year after the closing dates.
The cash position of the Company at June 30, 2009 (cash and cash equivalents) was $23.8 million compared to $27.3 million at December 31, 2008. Working capital decreased to $25.7 million as of June 30, 2009 from $30.0 million as of December 31, 2008.
As of August 5, 2009, there were 52,432,037 common shares outstanding.
Detailed financial results for the quarter and management's discussion and analysis can be found on SEDAR at: www.sedar.com.
Apple iPhone and AccuTerra by Intermap
In June, Intermap introduced its AccuTerra outdoor recreation application for Apple's iPhone on Apple's iTunes App Store, providing iPhone users with detailed terrain, trails, land usage, and points of interest to enhance their outdoor recreational experience in the United States. AccuTerra apps contain on-device map content for national parks, monuments, and forests, as well as state parks and many other recreation areas for the contiguous U.S. and Hawaii.
The iPhone and AccuTerra map content allows hikers and other outdoor recreational users to view their topographic surroundings with a high degree of detail, while accurately tracking their progress. The AccuTerra maps reside on the iPhone so people can use them even where there is no cellular coverage. Adventures can be tracked, saved, and shared immediately via email. The applications are also integrated with Google Earth™ and Google Maps™ to enable shared user experiences and the ability to build online communities. In addition, AccuTerra's unique â€²Walking Tourâ€² function lets the user replay the entire adventure right from their iPhone.
During the third quarter, Intermap will be launching their new award-winning version of AccuTerra for Apple's iPhone 3.0 OS. The beta version of this new application was named winner of the Apple Design Award at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC09) in San Francisco, California in the Best iPhone OS 3.0 Beta App category.
The AccuTerra applications are available from Apple's iTunes App Store at www.itunes.com/appstore
More information on AccuTerra for the iPhone can be found at: mobile.AccuTerra.com.
Consumer Electronics (Recreational GPS)
In Italy, Intermap signed an agreement with Giove SRL to supply Intermap's new line of elevation shaded image (ESI) products and AccuTerra Europe contour data for Giove's MyNav portable navigation device. MyNav will combine Intermap's high-quality ESI product with the Giove 'turn-by-turn' outdoor routable trail network.
Intermap's ESI product combines high-resolution optical images with the high-resolution texture of the Company's NEXTMap digital elevation data, which provides the device users with visualization available for topography and actual terrain features. Intermap will initially supply ESI products for Germany, with other countries expected to be added in the future.
Intermap signed an agreement to supply AccuTerra GPS maps from NEXTMap USA to Pronounced Technologies for its new line of GPS devices with detailed road, trail, terrain, topographic contour, points of interest, and land management maps. Products are scheduled to be launched during the second half of 2009.
Intermap has a similar relationship with Magellan, Bushnell Outdoor Products, and Navico/Lowrance bringing the total number of OEM's using AccuTerra data to five.
More information can be found at www.AccuTerra.com
Automotive Market - Safety, Navigation, and Fuel Efficiency
Intermap is creating highly accurate 3D road vectors from the NEXTMap database to enable the enhancement of and help improve fuel efficiency and vehicle safety in the transportation industry. From its Detroit and Munich offices, Intermap is supporting advanced automotive technologies in the industry.
In Germany, Intermap completed the initial stage of a joint development agreement with Visteon to develop a predictive adaptive front-lighting system (Predictive AFS) for passenger vehicles. The advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), which automatically turns a vehicle's headlights based on the road ahead, has been successfully road tested in Germany. Demonstrator vehicles equipped with predictive adaptive lighting (PAL) enabled by NEXTMap data have been garnering increasing interest within the automotive community. PAL enables a vehicle's headlights to follow the road's natural turns and inclines/declines ahead of the vehicle. The map-enabled headlights illuminate the road far more effectively, significantly increasing overall road safety.
Insurance companies can use NEXTMap's superior insurance risk information to better define risk. The result can be more effective portfolio management and a net reduction of costs through a reduced need for reinsurance coverage and lower payouts after insurable events occur. Intermap has commercial risk management solutions for four countries in Europe and is conducting three pilot projects in the United States.
NEXTMap Distribution Partners/Resellers
Intermap continued the expansion of its distribution partners by signing separate agreements with ESRIFrance and ESRI Portugal, the leading geographic information system (GIS) technology providers in their respective countries, to sell Intermap's highly accurate 3D digital elevation models (DEMs), high-resolution orthorectified images, and advanced solutions to their customers. From telecom engineering to flood risk assessment, Intermap's comprehensive database of countrywide geospatial datasets, combined with ESRI's broad expertise and advanced software tools, can provide an outstanding value for ESRI customers. In addition, the agreements call for the creation of market-specific geospatial solutions optimized for use with ESRI applications in each country.
Intermap also signed a new data distribution agreement with Digital Data Services, a provider of mapping products and GIS services, to offer NEXTMap data worldwide. Commercial services from Digital Data Services include map scanning, geo-referencing, digitizing, custom mapping projects, data conversion, the creation of 3D fly-through simulations, and custom geospatial projects that take advantage of the best remote-sensed data available.
Effective August 13, 2009, Intermap will discontinue its dual-listing on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. The decision follows a review of the AIM listing by the Company's Board of Directors, sighting low levels of liquidity on the AIM, the Company's North American focused shareholder base, the comparable dealing facility on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), and the additional costs associated with maintaining a listing on AIM. The Company will maintain its primary listing of Common Shares on the TSX.
NEXTMap data is available directly from Intermap, online at www.TerrainOnDemand, or through selected partners worldwide.
Conference Call August 5, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. EDT (2:30 p.m. MDT)
Intermap will host a conference call today, August 5, 2009, at 4:30 pm EDT (2:30pm MDT, 9:30 pm BST). To participate in the call, please dial +1-416-340-8018 or 1-866-223-7781 approximately 10 minutes prior to the conference call. A recording of the conference call will be available through August 12, 2009. Please dial +1-416-695-5800 or +1-800-408-3053 and provide the password 7346204 to listen to the rebroadcast.
A full pdf version (including financials) can be found at:http://www.intermap.com/uploads/1249501598.pdf
About Intermap Technologies
Intermap (TSX: IMP, AIM: IMAP) is a preeminent digital mapping company creating uniform high-resolution 3D digital models of the earth's surface. The Company has proactively remapped entire countries and is building uniform national datasets, called NEXTMap®, consisting of affordably priced elevation data and geometric images of unprecedented accuracy. Demand for NEXTMap data is growing as new commercial applications emerge within the GIS, engineering, automotive, consumer electronics, insurance risk assessment, oil and gas, renewable energy, hydrology, environmental planning, wireless communications, transportation, aviation, and 3D visualization markets.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Intermap employs more than 870 people worldwide, with additional offices in Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Madrid, Munich, Ottawa, Paris, Perth, Prague, and Washington D.C. For more information, visit www.Intermap.com or www.AccuTerra.com.
NEXTMap® is a registered trademark of Intermap Technologies Corporation
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