CreditRiskMonitor 2018 Operating Results
VALLEY COTTAGE, N.Y. – March 18, 2019 – CreditRiskMonitor (OTCQX: CRMZ) reported that revenues for the year ended Dec. 31, 2018 increased to $13.89 million, up 4% compared to 2017. The Company reported a pre-tax loss of $192,200 for 2018 compared to $230,700 in the prior year. Net loss for 2018 was $179,300 compared to net income of $12,100 in the prior year, as the Company recorded a benefit from income taxes of almost $221,000 in 2017 related to the lowering corporate income tax rates from a maximum of 35% to a flat 21% rate effective Jan. 1, 2018. Cash and cash equivalents at the end of 2018 decreased to $8.07 million from the 2017 year-end balance of $8.74 million.
“We’re continuing to follow our long-term business strategy of investing in infrastructure and new data content to make our product more attractive, realizing that while this strategy reduces our profitability in the short-term it will enhance our long-term prospects,” said Jerry Flum, CreditRiskMonitor CEO. “Additionally, we continue to be debt-free and our strong balance sheet provides us with financial flexibility to manage our company to achieve our long-term goals.”
CreditRiskMonitor is a web-based publisher of financial information that helps corporate credit and procurement professionals stay ahead of business financial risk quickly, accurately and cost effectively. The service offers comprehensive commercial credit reports and financial risk analysis covering public companies worldwide. Unlike other commercial credit bureaus like Dun & Bradstreet, CreditRiskMonitor’s primary expertise and focus is on financial analysis of public debt and equity companies.
The Company also collects more than $140 billion of trade receivable data on both public and a select group of private companies every month, to help subscribers determine payment performance.
Over 35% of the Fortune 1000 plus over 1,000 other large companies worldwide depend on CreditRiskMonitor’s timely news alerts and reports featuring detailed analyses of financial statements, ratio analysis and trend reports, peer analyses, bond agency ratings, crowdsourcing of risk professionals as well as the Company’s proprietary FRISK® and PAYCE® scores.
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