LENEXA, Kan., March 27 /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 and 12 months ended December 31, 2007 .
"2007 was a very important year for ICOP - one that we will look back on as a period in our history in which critical building blocks were put into place. The digital convergence in video surveillance that we anticipated and systematically planned for is clearly underway," stated Dave Owen , Chairman and CEO of ICOP.
Continuing, he noted, "We are very proud of the positive traction we are experiencing in our efforts to ultimately dominate the market for community surveillance solutions, as reflected by three consecutive years of near double revenue growth of our flagship product. We are equally proud of our success in expanding from being a single product company to offering a superior suite of highly innovative surveillance products that are available now. Today, ICOP is capable of empowering our customers with a full complement of tools and technologies essential to promoting greater officer and public safety, while also delivering unimpeachable evidence for use when prosecuting offenders."
"ICOP's future has never looked more promising and our confidence in our ability to deliver is at an all-time high." Concluding, Owen said," Looking ahead, we fully expect to achieve a number of mission-critical milestones that will provide confirmation that ICOP is indeed the industry leader."
Financial highlights for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007 compared to the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006:
Financial highlights for the three months ended December 31, 2007 compared to the three months ended December 31, 2006:
As of December 31, 2007 , 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.
We believe 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.