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LML Reports Profitable Results for Both Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

Overall Revenue Increases 218%
Revenue Increases and Profitability Achieved Across All Three Business Segments

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LML Payment Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:LMLP), a leading payments technology provider of financial payment solutions for e-commerce and traditional businesses, reports results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2011.

Q4

Revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2011 was $25.2 million. Gross profit was $13.2 million or 53%. Income from operations was $11.7 million compared to a loss of ($93,000) for the previous year. Income before taxes was $11.6 million compared to a loss of ($141,000) for the previous year. Net income was $7.3 million or $0.26 per share, compared to a loss of ($185,000) or ($0.01) per share, last year. Net cash flow from operating activities for the three months was approximately $12.8 million.

Fiscal Year

Revenue for the year ended March 31, 2011 was $47.2 million compared to $14.8 million for the previous year – an increase of 218.1%.  Gross profit was $24.4 million or 52%.  Income from operations was $18.2 million compared to $1.2 million last year, an improvement of $17 million. Income before taxes was $18 million compared to $1.2 million last year, an improvement of $16.8 million. Net Income was $10.3 million or $0.38 per share, compared to a net loss of ($126,000) or ($0.00) per share, last year.

Fiscal Year Highlights

  • Revenue: $47.2 million – up 218%
  • Income before taxes: $18 million – up approximately $17 million from last year
  • Net income: $10.3 million – $0.38 per share
  • TPP business segment revenue increases over 30%
  • New customers: 1,500
  • IPL business segment revenue: $32 million

"We are extremely pleased with these profitable results. Once again, all three of our business units produced positive cash flow. Revenue from our TPP segment continued to grow at just over 30%, up from an already impressive 22% last year. Our Company's evolution advanced with the continued monetization of our intellectual property assets. During the year, we licensed 14 defendants involved in our patent litigation primarily on a fully paid-up, non-recurring basis, which resulted in just over $30 million in revenue. We believe these monetized assets will be key in supporting our efforts both organically and inorganically as a growing payments processor, particularly during this very exciting time as commerce convergence opportunities continue to advance across many different models and industries," said Patrick H. Gaines, Chief Executive Officer of LML.

Conference Call

Management will host a conference call tomorrow at 1:30pm Pacific Time (4:30pm Eastern Time) to discuss these results. To participate in the conference call, please dial in 5-10 minutes before the start of the call and follow the operator's instruction. If you are calling from the United States or Canada, please dial 1-800-705-1680.   International callers please dial 303-223-2692. 

If you are unable to join the call, an audio recording of the call will be available on our website at .

About LML Payment Systems Inc. (www.lmlpayment.com)

LML Payment Systems Inc., through its subsidiaries Beanstream Internet Commerce Inc. in Canada and LML Payment Systems Corp. in the U.S., is a leading provider of financial payment processing solutions for e-commerce and traditional businesses. We provide credit card processing, online debit, electronic funds transfer, automated clearinghouse payment processing and authentication services, along with routing of selected transactions to third party processors and banks for authorization and settlement. Our intellectual property estate, owned by subsidiary LML Patent Corp., includes U.S. Patent No. RE40220, No. 6,354,491, No. 6,283,366, No. 6,164,528, and No. 5,484,988 all of which relate to electronic check processing methods and systems.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include all passages containing verbs such as "aims," "anticipates," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "projects" or "targets" or nouns corresponding to such verbs. Forward-looking statements also include any other passages that are primarily relevant to expected future events or that can only be evaluated by events that will occur in the future. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of the management at the time the statements are made and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect LML's actual results include, among others, the impact, if any, of stock-based compensation charges, the potential failure to establish and maintain strategic relationships, inability to integrate recent and future acquisitions, inability to develop new products or product enhancements on a timely basis, inability to protect our proprietary rights or to operate without infringing the patents and proprietary rights of others, and quarterly and seasonal fluctuations in operating results. More information about factors that potentially could affect LML's financial results is included in LML's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and our most recent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon these forward-looking statements that speak only as to the date of this release. Except as required by law, LML undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking or other statements in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: Patrick H. Gaines Chief Executive Officer (604) 689-4440 Investor Relations (800) 888-2260