PokerTek Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results

Fourth Consecutive Quarter of EBITDAS Positive Financial Results

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MATTHEWS, NC--(Marketwire -11/08/11)- PokerTek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK - News)

Quarterly operating results reflect increased revenues and improved results of operations

  • Revenues increased 13% for the Quarter and 14% YTD
  • Net loss from continuing operations improved 24% for the Quarter and 42% YTD
  • EPS improved 36% for the quarter and 66% YTD
  • Fourth consecutive quarter of EBITDAS positive results

PokerTek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK - News) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011.

Mark Roberson, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, commented, "Operating results continued to strengthen in the third quarter as lower Mexico revenue was offset by strength in our other target markets. Revenue growth was driven by increased business in Europe, Africa, North America, and the cruise ships."

"Looking ahead, we expect Mexico to remain closed to electronic table games for at least several months which will negatively impact results. However, we expect to grow our higher margin business in Europe, Canada, and the United States and cruise ships in the first half of 2012. In addition, we expect to begin the regulatory approval process for the SAS/TITO version of our ProCore platform in 2012 which will significantly increase our longer-term growth opportunities."

Financial Summary
Total revenue for the third quarter of 2011 increased 13% to $1.6 million compared to $1.4 million during the third quarter of 2010. On a year-to-date basis, revenue increased 14% from $4.3 million to $4.9 million. Approximately 14% of revenue for the quarterly period and 17% for the year-to-date period was derived from Mexico where the Company does not expect to earn revenue during the fourth quarter of 2011. Revenues increased primarily due to improved results in Europe, Africa, North America, and the cruise markets, partially offset by lower revenues in Mexico.

Gross profit increased 8% to $1.1 million for the third quarter of 2011 as compared to $1.0 million during the third quarter of 2010. On a year-to-date basis, gross profit increased 25% from $2.8 million to $3.5 million. The increase in gross profit was primarily attributable to increased revenues, improved asset utilization and reduced product costs.

Operating expenses were $1.6 million for the third quarter of 2011 compared to $1.7 million during the prior-year period. On a year-to-date basis, operating expenses were $4.7 million compared to $5.0 million during the prior year period. The Company continues to maintain a lean operating structure, even as it invests in the development of the new ProCore platform and expands its penetration of PokerPro in international markets.

Net loss from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2011 improved 24% to $0.5 million ($0.07 per share) from $0.7 million ($0.11 per share) for comparable period of 2010. On a year-to-date basis, net loss from continuing operations improved 42% to $1.4 million ($0.21 per share) from $2.4 million ($0.41 per share) for the comparable period of 2010.

Including discontinued operations, net loss for the third quarter of 2011 improved 20% to $0.5 million ($0.07 per share) from $0.6 million ($0.11 per share) for comparable period of 2010. On a year-to-date basis, net loss improved 61% to $1.4 million ($0.21) from $3.5 million ($0.61 per share) for the comparable period of 2010.

EBITDAS, a non-GAAP financial measure, improved to a profit of $156 thousand for the third quarter for 2011, compared to a loss of $82 thousand in the prior-year period. On a year-to-date basis, EBITDAS improved from a loss of $203 thousand to a profit of $409 thousand.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Information
The Company used $659 thousand of cash for continuing operations for the first nine months of 2011, compared to $167 thousand during the comparable prior year period. Cash used in operating activities increased as increased working capital, primarily accounts receivable, inventory and deferred revenue, offset improvements in the Company's results of operations.

As of September 30, 2011, the Company's cash balance was $0.8 million and total debt was $0.7 million.

Unit Count Information
Gaming positions deployed worldwide totaled 1,958 as of September 30, 2011 comprised of 189 PokerPro tables and 14 Blackjack Pro tables. As of September 30, 2010, 2,334 gaming positions were deployed comprised of 235 PokerPro tables.

On a comparable basis, excluding Mexico, gaming positions increased 14% to 1,958 as of September 30, 2011 from 1,714 as of September 30, 2010 due to increased placements on cruise ships and international markets, primarily in Europe and Africa.

Conference Call
A conference call and webcast will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. EST for management to discuss Company performance. Interested parties may listen to and participate in the conference call by dialing 866.356.4441 (U.S./Canada) or +1 617.597.5396 (Other) and entering passcode 33592991. A live webcast of the conference call will be available through a link on our website, www.pokertek.com, under the heading "Investors." For those unable to participate in the live call, an archived replay will be made available on our website. A replay of the conference call will also be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call for approximately one week by dialing 888.286.8010 (U.S./Canada) or +1 617.801.6888 (Other) and entering passcode 62519271.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures
PokerTek, Inc. prepares its consolidated financial statements in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). In addition to disclosing financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, the company discloses information regarding EBITDAS, which differs from the term EBITDA as it is commonly used. In addition to adjusting net income (loss) from continuing operations to exclude taxes, interest, and depreciation and amortization, EBITDAS also excludes noncash charges, certain non-recurring charges and share-based compensation expense. EBITDA and EBITDAS are not measures of performance defined in accordance with GAAP. However, EBITDAS is used internally in planning and evaluating the company's operating performance. Accordingly, management believes that disclosure of this metric offers investors, bankers and other stakeholders an additional view of the company's operations that, when coupled with the GAAP results, provides a more complete understanding of the company's financial results.

EBITDAS should not be considered as an alternative to net loss or to net cash used in operating activities as a measure of operating results or of liquidity. It may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies, and it excludes financial information that some may consider important in evaluating the company's performance. A reconciliation of GAAP net loss from continuing operations to EBITDAS is included in the accompanying financial schedules.

About PokerTek, Inc.
PokerTek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK - News) (www.pokertek.com) is a licensed gaming company headquartered in Matthews, NC that develops and distributes electronic table games solutions for the gaming industry. The company's products are installed worldwide, and include PokerPro and Blackjack Pro. For more information, visit: www.pokertek.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are made in accordance with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements herein include, but are not limited to, the expected adoption of our gaming systems by casinos and other customers, and the expected acceptance of our gaming systems by players. Our actual results may differ materially from those implied in these forward-looking statements as a result of many factors, including, but not limited to, the impact of global macroeconomic and credit conditions on our business and the business of our suppliers and customers, overall industry environment, customer acceptance of our products, delay in the introduction of new products, further approvals of regulatory authorities, adverse court rulings, production and/or quality control problems, the denial, suspension or revocation of permits or licenses by regulatory or governmental authorities, termination or non-renewal of customer contracts, competitive pressures, and our financial condition, including our ability to maintain sufficient liquidity to operate our business. These and other risks and uncertainties are described in more detail in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur, except as required by applicable laws, and you are urged to review and consider disclosures that the Company makes in the reports that we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission that discuss other factors germane to our business.

 


                               POKERTEK, INC.
                   CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                                (Unaudited)

                            Three Months Ended        Nine Months Ended
                               September 30,             September 30,
                         ------------------------  ------------------------
                             2011         2010         2011         2010
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
Revenue                  $ 1,637,757  $ 1,450,709  $ 4,898,386  $ 4,300,669
Cost of revenue              506,385      401,786    1,440,744    1,542,737
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

    Gross profit           1,131,372    1,048,923    3,457,642    2,757,932
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
Operating expenses:
  Selling, general and
   administrative          1,082,393    1,205,146    3,377,634    3,514,684
  Research and
   development               240,812      264,703      746,628      797,139
  Share-based
   compensation expense      274,846      173,722      541,484      543,765
  Depreciation                18,991       33,916       59,750      107,621
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
    Total operating
     expenses              1,617,042    1,677,487    4,725,496    4,963,209
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

Operating loss              (485,670)    (628,564)  (1,267,854)  (2,205,277)
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

  Interest expense, net       20,637       33,973       73,646      103,546
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
Net loss from continuing
 operations before
 income taxes               (506,307)    (662,537)  (1,341,500)  (2,308,823)
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

  Income tax provision        10,417       14,188       29,958       52,795

Net loss from continuing
 operations                 (516,724)    (676,725)  (1,371,458)  (2,361,618)
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

  Income (loss) from
   discontinued
   operations                  1,216       32,215       (9,187)  (1,179,372)
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
Net loss                 $  (515,508) $  (644,510) $(1,380,645) $(3,540,990)
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========


Net loss from continuing
 operations per common
 share - basic and
 diluted                 $     (0.07) $     (0.11) $     (0.21) $     (0.41)
Net income (loss) from
 discontinued operations
 per common share -
 basic and diluted                 -         0.01            -        (0.20)
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
Net loss per common
 share - basic and
 diluted                 $     (0.07) $     (0.11) $     (0.21) $     (0.61)
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========
Weighted average common
 shares outstanding -
 basic and diluted         6,939,750    6,000,022    6,589,456    5,827,742

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial
                                 statements.



                               POKERTEK, INC.
                        CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

                                               September 30,
                                                   2011       December 31,
                                                (Unaudited)       2010
                                              -------------- --------------
Assets
Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents                   $      780,920 $      666,179
  Accounts receivable, net                         1,066,588      1,057,511
  Inventory                                        1,426,584        997,064
  Prepaid expenses and other assets                  171,647        213,495
  Net assets of discontinued operations              293,357        379,441
                                              -------------- --------------
Total current assets                               3,739,096      3,313,690
                                              -------------- --------------

Long-term assets:
  Gaming systems, net                              1,694,128      2,255,030
  Property and equipment, net                         30,324         80,755
  Other assets                                       246,710        402,498
                                              -------------- --------------
Total long-term assets                             1,971,162      2,738,283
                                              -------------- --------------

Total assets                                  $    5,710,258 $    6,051,973
                                              ============== ==============

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable                            $      424,279 $      327,662
  Accrued liabilities                                575,373        648,604
  Deferred revenue                                   742,621        817,789
  Long-term liability - related party,
   current portion                                    61,469         21,402
  Long-term debt, current portion                          -         30,793
  Current liabilities of discontinued
   operations                                         68,439        113,185
                                              -------------- --------------
Total current liabilities                          1,872,181      1,959,435
                                              -------------- --------------

Long-term liabilities:
  Deferred revenue                                         -        118,436
  Long-term liability - related party                282,129        368,598
  Long-term debt                                     700,000        800,000
                                              -------------- --------------
Total long-term liabilities                          982,129      1,287,034
                                              -------------- --------------

Total liabilities                                  2,854,310      3,246,469

Commitments and contingencies

Shareholders' equity
  Preferred stock, no par value per share;
   authorized 5,000,000 none issued and
   outstanding                                             -              -

  Common stock, no par value per share;
   authorized 40,000,000 shares, issued and
   outstanding 6,940,852 and 6,187,853 shares
   at September 30, 2011 and December 31,
   2010, respectively                                      -              -

  Additional paid-in capital                      48,258,711     46,827,622
  Accumulated deficit                            (45,402,763)   (44,022,118)
                                              -------------- --------------

Total shareholders' equity                         2,855,948      2,805,504
                                              -------------- --------------

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity    $    5,710,258 $    6,051,973
                                              ============== ==============

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial
                                 statements.



                               POKERTEK, INC.
                   CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                                (Unaudited)

                                                      Nine Months Ended
                                                        September 30,
                                                 --------------------------
                                                     2011          2010
                                                 ------------  ------------
Cash flows from operating activities:
  Net loss                                       $ (1,380,645) $ (3,540,990)
  Net loss from discontinued operations                 9,187     1,179,372
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash
 used in operating activities:
  Depreciation and amortization                     1,117,238     1,437,017
  Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment             -        (1,440)
  Share-based compensation expense                    541,484       543,765
  Provision for doubtful accounts and other
   receivables                                        294,500        30,961
Changes in assets and liabilities:
  Accounts and other receivables                     (252,653)      217,260
  Prepaid expenses and other assets                   163,811       122,457
  Inventory                                          (438,839)      547,295
  Gaming systems                                     (496,586)   (1,105,705)
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses               (23,017)      (65,735)
  Deferred revenue                                   (193,222)      468,781
                                                 ------------  ------------
Net cash used in operating activities from
 continuing operations                               (658,742)     (166,962)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating
 activities from discontinued operations              (19,155)       96,087
                                                 ------------  ------------
Net cash used in operating activities                (677,897)      (70,875)
                                                 ------------  ------------

Cash flows from investing activities:
  Purchases of property and equipment                       -        (5,688)
  Proceeds from sale of equipment                           -         2,805
                                                 ------------  ------------
Net cash used in investing activities                       -        (2,883)
                                                 ------------  ------------

Cash flows from financing activities:
  Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of
   expenses                                           823,431       284,115
  Repayments of capital lease                         (30,793)      (24,705)
                                                 ------------  ------------
Net cash provided by financing activities             792,638       259,410
                                                 ------------  ------------
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents             114,741       185,652
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year          666,179       636,374
                                                 ------------  ------------
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period         $    780,920  $    822,026
                                                 ============  ============

Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information
Cash paid for:
  Interest                                       $     53,959  $     56,096
  Income taxes                                         27,881        62,042

Non-cash transactions:
  Amortization of commitment fee issued in
   common stock                                  $     33,825  $          -
  Gaming inventory purchase - related party                 -       396,500
  Issuance of common stock for commitment fee               -       100,598
  Purchase of Gaming Systems assets with capital
   lease                                                             29,000
  Issuance of common stock for debt cancellation      100,000             -
  Transfers from inventory to property and
   equipment                                            9,319             -

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial
                                 statements.



                               POKERTEK, INC.
                         RECONCILIATION TO EBITDAS
                                (UNAUDITED)



                         Three Months Ended           Nine Months Ended
                            September 30,               September 30,
                         2011          2010          2011          2010
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Net loss from
 continuing
 operations          $   (516,724) $   (676,725) $ (1,371,458) $ (2,361,618)
Interest (income)
 expense, net              20,637        33,973        73,646       103,546
Income tax provision       10,417        14,188        29,958        52,795
Other taxes                 2,296         2,472        18,386        21,103
Depreciation and
 amortization             364,278       370,103     1,117,238     1,437,018
Stock-based
 compensation
 expense                  274,846       173,722       541,484       543,765
                     ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
  EBITDAS (1)        $    155,750  $    (82,267) $    409,254  $   (203,391)
                     ============  ============  ============  ============


(1) EBITDAS is defined as net income (loss) from continuing operations
 before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, share-based
 compensation, and non-cash charges. EBITDAS does not purport to represent
 net earnings or net cash used in operating activities, as those terms are
 defined under generally accepted accounting principles, and should not be
 considered as an alternative to such measurements or as indicators of the
 Company's performance. The Company's definition of EBITDAS may not be
 comparable with similarly titled measures used by other companies.
Contact:

Mark Roberson
CEO and CFO
PokerTek, Inc.
704.849.0860, x101
investorrelations@pokertek.com

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