LENEXA, Kan. , May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ICOP Digital, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICOP), an industry-leading company engaged in advancing digital surveillance solutions, today announced its operational and financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2008 .
Financial highlights for the three months ended March 31, 2008 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2007 :
As of March 31, 2008 , the Company had
Adjusted EBITDA is defined as operating loss excluding depreciation and amortization and stock-based compensation expenses. While depreciation and amortization are considered operating costs under U.S. GAAP, these expenses primarily represent a non-cash current period allocation of costs associated with long-lived assets acquired in prior periods. Similarly, the expense recorded for stock-based compensation does not represent a current or future period cash cost.
Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA is an important measure of operating performance, leverage capacity, its ability to service its debt, and its ability to make capital expenditures for its stockholders. These calculations are commonly used as a basis for investors, analysts and credit rating agencies to evaluate and compare the operating performance and value of companies within the digital surveillance industry.
Management believes the use of this non-U.S. GAAP measure provides a useful basis for evaluating underlying business unit performance, but should not be considered in isolation and is not a substitute for evaluating business unit performance utilizing U.S. GAAP financial information. Management uses non-U.S. GAAP measures in its budgeting and forecasting processes and to further analyze its financial trends and "operational run-rate," as well as making financial comparisons to prior periods presented on a similar basis. The Company believes that providing such adjusted results allows investors and other users of ICOP's financial statements to better understand ICOP's recurring comparative operating performance for the periods presented.
ICOP's management uses non-U.S. GAAP financial measures, such as Adjusted EBITDA, in its own evaluation of the Company's performance, particularly when comparing performance to past periods. ICOP's non-U.S. GAAP measures may differ from similar measures by other companies, even if similar terms are used to identify such measures. Although ICOP's management believes non-U.S. GAAP measures are useful in evaluating the performance of its business, ICOP acknowledges that items excluded from such measures may have a material impact on the Company's income from operations, pretax income, net income and earnings per share calculated in accordance with U.S.GAAP. Therefore, management typically uses non-U.S. GAAP measures in conjunction with U.S. GAAP results. Investors and users of our financial information should also consider the above factors when evaluating ICOP's results.
The attached schedule provides a full reconciliation of this non-U.S. GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable corresponding U.S. GAAP financial measure.
ICOP will host a teleconference today beginning at 4:15 PM Eastern, and invites all interested parties to join management in a discussion regarding the Company's third quarter financial results, corporate progression and other meaningful developments. The conference call can be accessed via telephone by dialing toll free 1-800-218-9073 or via the web at www.ICOP.com. For those unable to participate at that time, a replay of the webcast will be available for 90 days at www.ICOP.com .
About ICOP Digital, Inc.
ICOP Digital, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICOP) operates on the core principle that 'without local security, there is no national security.' It endeavors to protect people, assets and profits for communities with innovative,