Northcore Technologies Inc.

Northcore Technologies Inc.

May 03, 2013 17:18 ET

Northcore Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 3, 2013) - Northcore Technologies Inc. (TSX:NTI)(OTCBB:NTLNF), a global provider of asset management and social commerce solutions, reported today its interim financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. All figures are reported in Canadian dollars.

Northcore reported consolidated revenues of $289,000 for the first quarter, representing a decrease of 12 percent from the $330,000 reported in the fourth quarter of 2012 and an increase of 26 percent over the $230,000 reported in the same period of 2012.

Northcore reported an Operational EBITDA loss for the first quarter of $325,000, representing an improvement of 14 percent from the Operational EBITDA loss of $380,000 reported in the fourth quarter of 2012. In the same period of 2012, Northcore reported an Operational EBITDA loss of $356,000. The improvement in Operational EBITDA loss was attributed primarily to the decrease in operating expenses.

For the quarter and year ended March 31, 2013, Northcore reported a net loss per share of $0.002, basic and diluted, a slight improvement of $0.001 from the net loss per share of $0.003, basic and diluted, reported in the same period of 2012.

As at March 31, 2013, Northcore held cash and short-term investments of $74,000 and accounts receivable of $164,000.

Operating Highlights

Northcore accomplished the following activities in the period:

  • Delivered a new proof of concept enterprise system for a key strategic partner;
  • Executed a targeted online auction for a partner and industry leader in the material handling space;
  • Implemented a series of platform enhancements for a key enterprise client and one of the largest food and beverage companies in North America; and
  • Created a series of extensions to the Dutch Auction based, wine and spirits sales platform.


"These are challenging times for technology companies like Northcore. We remain focused on the pursuit of initiatives that will respect the best interests of the collective stakeholders as we move forward," said James Moskos, Interim CEO of Northcore Technologies.

About Northcore Technologies Inc.

Northcore Technologies provides enterprise level software products and services that enable its customers to purchase, manage and dispose of capital equipment. Utilizing award-winning, multi-patented technology, as well as powerful, holistic Social Commerce tools, Northcore's solutions support customers throughout the entire asset lifecycle.

Northcore's portfolio companies include Envision Online Media Inc. (, a specialist in the delivery of content management solutions.

Northcore owns 50 percent of GE Asset Manager, LLC, a joint business venture with GE. Northcore also holds a substantial intellectual property portfolio, based on patents issued in the domain of declining price online auctions.

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Northcore Technologies Inc.
Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
As at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012
(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)
(IFRS, Unaudited)
March 31, December 31,
2013 2012
Cash $ 33 $ 21
Short-term investments 41 41
Accounts receivable 164 171
Deposits and prepaid expenses 48 51
Investment in joint ventures 179 196
Capital assets 76 86
Intangible assets 1,007 1,058
Goodwill 1,091 1,091
TOTAL ASSETS $ 2,639 $ 2,715
Operating line of credit $ 67 $ 33
Accounts payable 586 448
Accrued liabilities 262 197
Deferred revenue 116 56
Current portion of contingent consideration 62 71
Promissory note 85 -
Non-current portion of contingent consideration - 63
Total shareholders' equity 1,461 1,847
Northcore Technologies Inc.
Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 and 2012
(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts)
(IFRS, Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2013 2012
Revenues $ 289 $ 230
Other income:
Income from GE Asset Manager, LLC 27 18
Operating expenses:
General and administrative 331 436
Customer service and technology 259 166
Sales and marketing 51 27
Stock-based compensation 113 343
Depreciation and amortization 61 11
Total operating expenses 815 983
Loss and comprehensive loss for the period $ (499 ) $ (735 )
Loss per share, basic and diluted $ (0.002 ) $ (0.003 )
Weighted average number of shares outstanding, basis and diluted (000's) 234,625 226,940
Northcore Technologies Inc.
Reconciliation of Loss to Operational EBITDA
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 and 2012
(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)
(IFRS, Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2013 2012
Loss for the period, as per above $ (499 ) $ (735 )
Reconciling items:
Stock-based compensation 113 343
Depreciation and amortization 61 11
Non-recurring professional fees - 25
Operational EBITDA $ (325 ) $ (356 )

Operational EBITDA is defined as the loss before interest, taxes, depreciation, stock-based compensation, non-cash and non-recurring items. The Company considers Operational EBITDA to be a meaningful performance measure as it provides an approximation of operating cash flows.

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