VALLEY COTTAGE, NY—March 21, 2016—CreditRiskMonitor® (OTCQX: CRMZ) reported that revenues for the year ended December 31, 2015 increased 2% to $12.49 million compared to fiscal 2014. Net income for fiscal 2015 was approximately $493,200 compared to $370,600 in the prior year. Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities at the end of 2015 increased to $8.96 million from the 2014 year-end balance of $8.89 million.
Jerry Flum, CEO, said, “Reported earnings for 2015 is the highest since 2012. In 2015 we began investing in new marketing programs and are continuing to do so in 2016. We believe these programs should start positively impacting operating results in late 2016 and 2017. At the same time, we continue to be debt-free and our strong balance sheet provides us with financial flexibility to manage for the long-term.”
On October 21, 2015, the Company's Board of Directors authorized a 1.3-for-1 split of its common stock, in the form of a 30% stock dividend, payable to stockholders of record as of November 30, 2015. Shares resulting from the split were issued on December 15, 2015. In connection therewith, the Company transferred $24,745 from accumulated deficit to common stock, representing the par value of additional shares issued. All share and per share amounts for all periods presented have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the stock split.
CreditRiskMonitor® (http://www.creditriskmonitor.com) helps corporate credit and procurement professionals stay ahead of and manage financial risk quickly, accurately and cost effectively. It offers comprehensive commercial credit and financial risk analysis covering public companies worldwide. Unlike other commercial credit bureaus like Dun & Bradstreet, CreditRiskMonitor®’s primary focus is on financial analysis of publicly traded company risk.
Over 35% of the Fortune 1,000 depend on CreditRiskMonitor®’s timely news alerts and reports featuring detailed analyses of financial statements, ratio analysis, peer analyses, bond agency ratings, and the Company’s proprietary FRISK® scores, proven 95% predictive in anticipating corporate financial stress, including bankruptcy.
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CreditRiskMonitor® (creditriskmonitor.com) sells a suite of web-based, SaaS subscription products providing access to comprehensive commercial credit reports, bankruptcy risk analytics, financial and payment information, and curated news on public and private companies worldwide. The products help corporate credit and procurement professionals stay ahead of and manage financial risk more quickly, accurately, and cost-effectively.
The Company’s newest platform, SupplyChainMonitor™, leverages its financial risk analytics expertise to create a risk management solution built specifically for procurement, supply chain, sourcing, and finance personnel involved in the supplier lifecycle, risk assessment, and ongoing risk monitoring. Users can assess counterparty risks at the aggregate and granular levels under a variety of categories including geography and industry, as well as customized, customer-specific configurations. The platform features mapping capabilities with real-time weather/natural disaster event overlays as well as customizable news notifications, reports, and charts.
Our subscribers, including nearly 40% of the Fortune 1000 and well over a thousand other large corporations worldwide, use the Company's timely news alerts, research, and reports on public and private companies to make important risk decisions. The Company's comprehensive commercial credit reports covering both public and private companies worldwide are published through its web-based platform and feature detailed analyses of financial statements, including ratio analysis and trend reports, peer analysis, corporate issuer ratings from key Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations ("NRSROs"), as well as the Company's proprietary bankruptcy analytics: the FRISK® and PAYCE® scores. One of the FRISK® scoring model's exclusive input features is the aggregate risk sentiment of our subscribers based on their crowdsourced usage behaviors resulting in the improved classification of bankruptcy risk for the riskiest corporations and boosting overall accuracy.
The Company, through its Trade Contributor Program, receives confidential accounts receivables data from hundreds of subscribers and non-subscribers every month. This trade receivable data is parsed, processed, aggregated, and finally reported to summarize the invoice payment behavior of B2B counterparties, without disclosing the specific contributors of this information. The Trade Contributor Program's current trade credit file exceeds $2.5 trillion of transaction data annually.
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Certain statements in this press release, including statements prefaced by the words “anticipates”, “estimates”, “believes”, “expects” or words of similar meaning, constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, expectations or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, among others, those risks, uncertainties, and factors referenced from time to time as “risk factors” or otherwise in the Company’s Registration Statements or Securities and Exchange Commission Reports. We disclaim any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, a future event, or otherwise.
Mike Flum, CEO & President