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PAR Technology Corporation Announces 2012 Third Quarter Results

PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PAR) today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. PAR reported third quarter revenues of $61.1 million, a 4% increase from the $58.7 million reported for the third quarter of 2011. Net income from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2012 was $1.3 million, representing diluted earnings per share of $0.09, compared to the third quarter of 2011 figure of $1.6 million, representing diluted earnings per share of $0.11.

Paul B. Domorski, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Current market conditions, in the hospitality segments we serve, are making organic growth challenging in the near-term. Despite this uncertainty, PAR has been able to maintain profitability, while continuing our investment in expanding our market reach through new products and services.”

Mr. Domorski continued, “During the third quarter, PAR made several important announcements. In the hospitality segment, we introduced our all new PAR EverServ® 7000 Point of Sale terminal. This is a terrific new product, which delivers demonstrable value to our customers at an attractive price point. Also in the quarter, PAR Springer-Miller formally announced the transition of its ATRIO® Guest Experience Management software with Microsoft Corporation’s Windows Azure™ cloud platform. With Windows Azure, a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters, PAR is now able to provide computing and storage resources in support of ATRIO, assuring our customers of 99.95% uptime. During the quarter, we also announced new distribution partners, as we prepare for the aggressive roll-out of ATRIO worldwide.”

“Finally, our Government contracting segment announced several new contracts, most notably the award by the U.S. Army of an additional contract with a ceiling value of $48 million and a five year term. This is the most recent contract we have received based on our expertise in advanced Full Motion Video (FMV), Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) and Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) software and hardware technologies. PAR is providing research, development, deployment and operational support, and user training necessary to transition these innovative and important capabilities to the field.”

Mr. Domorski concluded, “The continued slowdown in business with our largest restaurant technology customer in the quarter has resulted in lower year-over-year revenue in our hospitality technology segment. Our other hospitality markets have also shown weakness in the quarter. However, given our conservative approach to uncertainty, we braced PAR for such conditions, refrained from any non-essential expenditures and concentrated on profitability while continuing our focus on innovation and new product introductions. It is important to note that we continue to benefit from our strong and growing Government contracting business through a pipeline of new contract wins. As our hospitality technology markets rebound from the current market slowdown, we are poised to return to improved growth patterns with higher profitability.”

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 two 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 provides system solutions to Federal/State Government agencies, and Rome Research Corporation, which is a leading provider of communications and information technology support services to the United States Department of Defense.

Visit www.partech.com for more information.

There will be a conference call at 10:00 a.m. eastern time on November 5, 2012, during which the Company’s management will discuss the financial results for the third quarter of 2012. If you would like to participate in this conference please call 800-561-2731 approximately 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and use the PAR pass code 23958721. 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 12, 2012 or dial 888-286-8010 and use the Pass Code number 39590683 until November 12, 2012 as well.



(in thousands, except share amounts)

    September 30,   December 31,
2012 2011
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 18,206 $ 7,742
Accounts receivable-net 26,323 30,680
Inventories-net 25,469 25,260
Income tax refund 37 -
Deferred income taxes 9,503 10,240
Other current assets 3,958 3,088
Escrow receivable   956     -  
Total current assets 84,452 77,010
Property, plant and equipment - net 6,099 5,259
Deferred income taxes 5,402 5,605
Goodwill 6,852 6,852
Intangible assets - net 16,779 15,888
Other assets 2,392 2,147
Assets of discontinued operations   -     3,182  
Total Assets $ 121,976   $ 115,943  
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Current portion of long-term debt $ 157 $ 1,494
Accounts payable 17,164 15,773
Accrued salaries and benefits 6,628 7,002
Accrued expenses 3,792 2,609
Customer deposits 763 1,137
Deferred service revenue 12,880 10,412
Income taxes payable   -     138  
Total current liabilities 41,384 38,565
Long-term debt 1,114 1,249
Other long-term liabilities 3,184 2,837
Liabilities of discontinued operations 104   925  
Total liabilities 45,786 43,576
Commitments and contingencies
Shareholders’ Equity:
Preferred stock, $.02 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized - -
Common stock, $.02 par value, 29,000,000 shares authorized;
17,061,171 and 16,863,868 shares issued;
15,353,484 and 15,156,584 outstanding 341 337
Capital in excess of par value 43,547 42,990
Retained earnings 38,371 35,073
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (235 ) (201 )
Treasury stock, at cost, 1,707,687 and 1,707,284 shares   (5,834 )   (5,832 )
Total shareholders’ equity   76,190     72,367  
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity $ 121,976   $ 115,943  

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements



(in thousands, except per share amounts)

    For the three months   For the nine months
Ended September 30, Ended September 30,
2012   2011 2012   2011
Net revenues:
Product $ 22,340 $ 24,424 $ 62,652 $ 68,877
Service 16,720 18,510 48,113 51,594
Contract   21,992     15,756     67,965     48,836  
  61,052     58,690     178,730     169,307  
Costs of sales:
Product 14,681 15,754 39,699 42,888
Service 11,775 13,184 33,813 44,176
Contract   20,584     14,667     64,151     45,812  
  47,040     43,605     137,663     132,876  
Gross margin   14,012     15,085     41,067     36,431  
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative 9,410 8,745 28,844 27,730
Research and development 3,309 3,363 9,947 10,428
Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets - - - 20,843
Amortization of identifiable intangible assets   138     257     441     667  
  12,857     12,365     39,232     59,668  
Operating income (loss) from continuing operations 1,155 2,720 1,835 (23,237 )
Other income (expense), net 233 23 440 (106 )
Interest expense   (22 )   (48 )   (64 )   (163 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations before provision for income taxes 1,366 2,695 2,211 (23,506 )
(Provision) benefit for income taxes   (62 )   (1,099 )   (383 )   8,317  
Income (loss) from continuing operations 1,304 1,596 1,828 (15,189 )
Discontinued operations
Income (loss) on discontinued operations (net of tax)   50     (394 )   1,470     (1,053 )
Net income (loss) $ 1,354   $ 1,202   $ 3,298   $ (16,242 )
Basic Earnings per Share:
Income (loss) from continuing operations .09 .11 .12 (1.01 )
Income (loss) from discontinued operations   .00     (.03 )   .10     (.07 )
Net income (loss) $ .09   $ .08   $ .22   $ (1.08 )
Diluted Earnings per Share:
Income (loss) from continuing operations .09 .11 .12 (1.01 )
Income (loss) from discontinued operations   .00     (.03 )   .10     (.07 )
Net income (loss) $ .09   $ .08   $ .22   $ (1.08 )
Weighted average shares outstanding
Basic   15,131     15,031     15,105     14,984  
Diluted   15,207     15,118     15,179     14,984  

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements



(in thousands, except per share data)

      For the nine months ended September 30, 2011

For the nine

months ended

September 30,











Net revenues $ 178,730 $ 169,307 - $ 169,307
Costs of sales   137,663     132,876     7,732     125,144  
Gross Margin 41,067 36,431 7,732 44,163
Operating Expenses
Selling, general and administrative 28,844 27,730 595 27,135
Research and development 9,947 10,428 - 10,428
Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets - 20,843 20,843 -
Amortization of identifiable intangible assets   441     667     -     667  
Total operating expenses 39,232 59,668 21,438 38,230
Operating income (loss) from continuing operations 1,835 (23,237 ) 29,170 5,933
Other income (expense), net 440 (106 ) 253 147
Interest expense   (64 )   (163 )   -     (163 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations before provision for income taxes 2,211 (23,506 ) 29,423 5,917
(Provision)benefit for income taxes   (383 )   8,317     (10,568 )   (2,251 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 1,828   $ (15,189 ) $ 18,855   $ 3,666  
Income (loss) per diluted share from continuing operations $ 0.22   $ (1.01 ) $ 0.24  

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with GAAP. However, non-GAAP adjusted financial measures, as defined in the reconciliation table above, are provided herein because management uses such measures in evaluating the results of the continuing operations of the Company and believes this information provides investors better insight into underlying business trends and performance. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company's reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2011, the Company recorded total charges of $29.4 million primarily related to an impairment of goodwill and intangible assets of $20.8 million. Additionally, the Company recorded a charge of $7.7 million related to a non-recurring write-down of certain inventory associated with discontinued products, and charges of $0.9 million related to the consolidation of some of its facilities. The aforementioned charges have been recorded net of tax benefit of $10.6 million and have been excluded in the Company’s non-GAAP measures because they are considered non-recurring in nature and are quantitatively and qualitatively different from the Company’s core operations during any particular period.

These charges did not have any impact on the Company’s financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2011.

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