ID Watchdog Announces Record Revenues for First Quarter 2016

DENVER, May 2, 2016 /CNW/ --

  • Employee Benefit revenues increased 152.8%
  • Total revenues increased 102.6%
  • Operating Income increased 110.0%

ID Watchdog, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: IDW) (PINKSHEETS: IDWAF) ("ID Watchdog" or the "Company"), provider of consumer-facing identity theft protection and resolution services, today announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. All amounts are in U.S. dollars.

1st Quarter 2016 Highlights:

  • Revenue: Revenue totaled $2,572,675 for the first quarter of 2016, an increase of $1,302,989, or 102.6%, from the first quarter of 2015.  During the first quarter of 2016, revenue from our employee benefit channel contributed $1,348,946 to the total increase in revenues, which was partially offset by a slight decrease in the other revenue channels.
  • Gross Profit: Gross profit increased by 966,303, or 104.8%, from $922,037 during the first quarter of 2015 to $1,888,340 during the first quarter of 2016.  The gross margin rates for the first quarter of 2016 and 2015 were 73.4% and 72.6%, respectively. 
  • Operating Income:  For the first quarter of 2016, Operating Income increased by $151,584 to $289,367 as compared with $137,783 for the similar period in 2015.
  • Adjusted EBITDA:  For the first quarter of 2016, Adjusted EBITDA increased by $169,515 to $331,803 as compared with $162,288 for the similar period in 2015. Adjusted EBITDA margins for the first quarter of 2016 and 2015 were 12.9% and 12.8%, respectively.
  • Cash Balances: Cash and cash equivalents as of March 31, 2016, totaled 1,933,232, an increase of $863,943 from our cash balances at December 31, 2015.

Second Quarter 2016 Guidance


Three Months Ending
June 30,
2015-Actual


Three Months Ending
June 30, 2016-

Guidance


Change

vs.

2015

Employee Benefit Revenue

$917,519


$2,210,000 to $2,250,000


141% to 145%

Total Revenue

$1,296,265


$2,510,000 to $2,560,000


94% to 97%

Gross Margin

$966,980


$1,825,000 to $1,865,000


89% to 93%

Operating Income (1)

$137,119


$250,000 to $335,000


82% to 144%

Adjusted EBITDA

$159,141


$275,000 to $360,000


73% to 126%



(1)

Excludes any increase in stock-based compensation expenses resulting from any new stock option grants.

 

ID Watchdog CEO, Michael Greene, stated, "We are pleased to report strong operating and financial performance in the first quarter of 2016, resulting in record total revenue and Adjusted EBITDA of $2,572,675 and $331,803, respectively.  We had exceptionally strong growth in or Employee Benefit Channel where revenue grew by 152.8% driven by very strong January 1 employee enrollments. The demand for our identity theft protection services remains very strong and we look forward to building on this success."

 

ID Watchdog, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations






Three Months Ended

March 31,



2016


2015

Revenue


$      2,572,675


$      1,269,686

Cost of revenue


684,335


347,649

Gross profit


1,888,340


922,037

Operating expense:





     General and administrative expense


596,399


331,226

     Benefit broker commission expense


602,988


215,904

     Sales and marketing expense


357,150


212,619

     Share-based compensation expense


27,269


14,293

     Depreciation and amortization expense


15,167


10,212



1,598,973


784,254

Operating income


289,367


137,783

Other income (expense):





     Interest expense, net


(163,025)


(232,506)

     Litigation provision


(39,808)


Gain on warrant liability


317,709


199,659



114,876


(32,847)

Net income and comprehensive income applicable to ordinary shares


$      404,243


$       104,936

Basic and diluted net income per share applicable to ordinary shares


$            0.00


$             0.00

Weighted average number of shares outstanding - basic and diluted


129,824,454


121,834,997



Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA




Three Months Ended March 31,


2016


2015

Net income

$         404,243


$         104,936

Depreciation and amortization expense

15,167


10,212

Interest expense, net

163,025


232,506

EBITDA

582,435


347,654

Gain on warrant liability

(317,709)


(199,659)

Litigation Provision

39,808


Share-based compensation expense

27,269


14,293

Adjusted EBITDA

$         331,803


$         162,288

 

 

ID Watchdog, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Financial Position









March 31,
2016



December 31,
2015

ASSETS








Cash and cash equivalents


$

1,933,232



$

1,069,289

Trade receivable, net



569,460




311,136

Prepaid expenses and other



224,455




170,434


Total current assets



2,727,147




1,550,859

Property and equipment, net



161,945




155,995

Customer agreements, net



14,105




15,781



Total Assets


$

2,903,197



$

1,722,635











LIABILITIES








Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and other


$

1,797,662



$

1,173,852

Deferred revenue



395,609




473,481

Provision



315,000




350,000


Total current liabilities



2,508,271




1,997,333

Promissory Notes



2,751,956




Deferred rent



24,095




26,860

Finance lease obligations, net of current portion



16,678




17,641

Series C Preferred mandatorily redeemable preferred
    shares, net of discount and conversion feature






5,042,709

Warrants liability






317,709



Total Liabilities



5,301,000




7,402,252



Total Shareholders' Deficit



(2,397,803)




(5,679,617)

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' DEFICIT


$

2,903,197



$

1,722,635











 

About Non-IFRS Financial Measure

To supplement the Company's consolidated financial results presented in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"), the Company reports "Adjusted EBITDA" (net income (loss) before deducting net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, share-based compensation, litigation provision,  and gain on warrant liability) and uses this metric to measure the performance of our business.  Adjusted EBITDA is not a performance measure defined under IFRS and is not considered an alternative to income from operations or net earnings in the context of measuring the Company's performance.  Adjusted EBITDA does not have a standardized meaning and is therefore not likely to be comparable with similar measures used by other publicly traded companies.  Adjusted EBITDA should not be used as an exclusive measure of cash flow since it does not account for the impact of working capital changes, income taxes, interest payments, capital expenditures, debt principal reductions and other sources and uses of cash, and is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with IFRS.

Financial information contained in this press release should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our most recent quarterly reports and our annual report. These documents are available online at www.sedar.com and in the "Company Overview" section of our website at www.IDWatchdog.com.

About ID Watchdog, Inc.

ID Watchdog was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The Company provides three-tiered comprehensive monitoring, detection and resolution for identity theft. ID Watchdog proactively detects identity theft problems at their source and provides immediate resolution services to ensure complete peace of mind for individuals. All the Company's services have been developed with input from industry experts; national consumer advocacy groups; federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; consumer protection agencies; and adhere to guidelines published by the Consumer Federation of America. For more information, please visit www.IDWatchdog.com.

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release contains opinions, forecasts, projections, and other statements about future events or results that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and financial outlook and forward looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws (collectively, "forward-looking statements"). All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about: future revenue and the growth of revenue including growth from our Employee Benefit Channel; anticipated expenditures; our business strategies; our ability to grow in both the near and long term and the funding of our growth opportunities; the plans, objectives, expectations and intentions of the company regarding revenue growth; the Company's financial position including liquidity and financial capacity, and the future development of the company's business.

The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements. We identify the principal risks and uncertainties that affect our performance Company's filings with Canadian regulators at www.sedar.com. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements and financial outlook contained in this release are made as at the date hereof and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements and financial outlook, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws. The Company's forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Company Contact:
Jay B. Lewis
Chief Financial Officer
ID Watchdog, Inc.
303-339-8099
InvestorRelations@idwatchdog.com 
www.idwatchdog.com

 

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