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Par Technology Corporation Announces First Quarter Results & Strategic Realignment of Hospitality Business

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PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE:PAR) today reported first quarter revenues of $59.6 million, a 5.5% increase from the $56.5 million reported for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. The reported net loss in the quarter was $385,000 or $0.02 net loss per share compared to net loss of $989,000 or $0.06 net loss per share for the first quarter last year. On a non-GAAP basis, the Company’s net income for the first quarter was $57,000 or $0.00 per diluted share, improving from the net loss of $644,000 and $0.04 net loss per share reported in the first quarter of 2014. A reconciliation and description of non-GAAP financial measures to their comparable GAAP financial measures are included in the tables following this news release.

The Company also announced it continues to review strategic and operational improvements involving its hospitality segment. The Company, in an assessment of its operations and global delivery of its restaurant technology solutions, has initiated a restructuring to be more aligned with U.S. based operations. This reorganization is expected to increase efficiencies and reduce operating costs. In connection with these changes, PAR will recognize a pre-tax charge in this year’s second fiscal quarter of approximately $500,000. These initiatives are expected to provide ongoing annual savings of at least $2 million. The Company will continue to make necessary changes in its Hospitality segment to improve long-term shareholder value through improved profitability and cash flow.

“This year is off to a solid start with increased momentum in our business, led by growth in both our segments,” said Ronald J. Casciano, Chief Executive Officer & President of PAR Technology. “Our diversification strategy continues to gain traction, evidenced by the recently announced selection of our complete POS “Cloud” solution by Sonny’s BBQ(R) and the continued strength we see in our distribution channel revenues. We are encouraged with our performance in the quarter and we remain focused on the efficiency and management of our operations.”

Casciano continued, “The strategic realignment we announced this morning demonstrates the steps we continue to take as a Company to lower our operating costs and improve our financial performance. These actions will position us to create greater operating leverage. The realignment better-positions our Company to sharpen our strategic focus, optimize investments and execute on long-term growth and profitability objectives.”

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’s Hospitality segment has been a leading provider of restaurant and retail technology for more than 30 years. PAR offers technology solutions for the full spectrum of restaurant operations, from large chain and independent table service restaurants to international quick service chains. PAR’s Hospitality business also provides hotel management systems with a complete suite of powerful tools for guest management, recreation management, and timeshare/condo management. In addition, PAR offers the spa industry a leading management application 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 Business is a leader in providing computer-based system design, engineering and technical services to the Department of Defense and various federal agencies. Visit for more information.

There will be a conference call at 10:00 a.m. eastern time on April 30, 2015, during which the Company’s management will discuss the financial results for the first quarter of 2015. If you would like to participate in this conference please call 877-415-3177 approximately 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and use the PAR pass code 55286271. Individual & Institutional Investors will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call/event over the Internet. Investors can listen to the call by visiting PAR’s website at In the event you are unable to participate in the conference call, an automatic replay will be available on the World Wide Web via until May 7, 2015 or dial 888-286-8010 and use the Pass Code number 78726218 until May 7, 2015 as well.



(in thousands, except share amounts)

March 31, December 31,


2015 2014
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 5,968 $ 10,167
Accounts receivable-net 32,383 31,445
Inventories-net 27,227 25,922
Deferred income taxes 5,689 4,512
Other current assets 5,225 4,597
Total current assets 76,492 76,643
Property, plant and equipment – net 6,070 6,135
Deferred income taxes 11,235 11,357
Goodwill 17,167 17,167
Intangible assets – net 22,825 22,952
Other assets 3,158 3,043
Total Assets $ 136,947 $ 137,297

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

Current liabilities:
Current portion of long-term debt $ 3,174 $ 3,173
Borrowings under line of credit 1,227 5,000
Accounts payable 16,103 19,676
Accrued salaries and benefits 5,509 6,429
Accrued expenses 5,536 6,578
Customer deposits 6,143 2,345
Deferred service revenue 18,635 12,695
Income taxes payable 321 475
Total current liabilities 56,648 56,371
Long-term debt 2,548 2,566
Other long-term liabilities 8,739 8,847
Total liabilities 67,935 67,784
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;
17,240,340 and 17,274,708 shares issued;
15,532,231 and 15,566,599 outstanding at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2014, respectively 345 346
Capital in excess of par value 44,994 44,854
Retained earnings 31,080 31,465
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (1,571) (1,316)
Treasury stock, at cost, 1,708,109 shares (5,836) (5,836)
Total shareholders’ equity 69,012 69,513
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity $ 136,947 $ 137,297



(in thousands, except per share amounts)

For the three months ended
March 31,

2015 2014
Net revenues:
Product $ 21,686 $ 18,592
Service 14,102 14,250
Contract 23,836 23,699
59,624 56,541
Costs of sales:
Product 14,841 12,903
Service 9,320 9,553
Contract 22,474 22,072
46,635 44,528
Gross margin 12,989 12,013
Operating expenses:
Selling, general and administrative 9,064 9,263
Research and development 4,345 3,864
Amortization of identifiable intangible assets 249
13,658 13,127
Operating loss (669) (1,114)
Other expense, net (229) (78)
Interest expense (86) (17)
Loss before benefit from income taxes (984) (1,209)
Benefit from income taxes 599 220
Net loss $ (385) $ (989)
Loss per share
Basic $ (0.02) $ (0.06)
Diluted $ (0.02) $ (0.06)
Weighted average shares outstanding
Basic 15,596 15,499
Diluted 15,596 15,499
(in thousands, except per share data)
For the three months ended March 31, 2015 For the three months ended March 31, 2014

Reported basis (GAAP)

Adjustments Comparable basis (Non-GAAP) Reported basis (GAAP)


Comparable basis (Non-GAAP)
Net revenues $ 59,624 $ 59,624 $ 56,541 $ 56,541
Costs of sales 46,635 66 46,569 44,528 44,528
Gross Margin 12,989 66 13,055 12,013 12,013
Operating Expenses
Selling, general and administrative 9,064 360 8,704 9,263 523 8,740
Research and development 4,345 4,345 3,864 3,864

Amortization of identifiable intangible assets

249 249
13,658 609 13,049 13,127 523 12,604
Operating income (loss) (669 ) 675 6 (1,114 ) 523 (591 )
Other expense, net (229 ) (229 ) (78 ) (78 )
Interest expense (86 ) 26 (60 ) (17 ) (17 )
Income (loss) before (provision for) benefit from income taxes (984 ) 701 (283 ) (1,209 ) 523 (686 )
(Provision for) benefit from income taxes 599 (259 ) 340 220 (178 ) 42
Net income (loss) $ (385 ) $ 442 $ 57 $ (989 ) $ 345 $ (644 )

Income (loss) per diluted share

$ (0.02 ) $ 0.00 $ (0.06 ) $ (0.04 )

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with GAAP, which refers financial information presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. 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.

During the first quarter of 2015, the Company recorded severance and other related charges of $181,000, of which $66,000 is included in cost of sales and $115,000 is included in selling, general and administrative. Also included within selling, general and administrative is equity based compensation charges of $245,000. Lastly, related to the acquisition of Brink, the Company recognized amortization of acquired intangible assets of $249,000 and accreted interest of $26,000. During the first quarter of 2014, the Company recorded a charge of $523,000 for equity based compensation expense. The aforementioned charges, along with an associated adjustment to the Company’s provision for income taxes 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.

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