CreditRiskMonitor Announces 2022 Results
VALLEY COTTAGE, N.Y. - March 24, 2023 - CreditRiskMonitor® (OTCQX: CRMZ) reported that operating revenues of $18 million, an increase of approximately $1 million or 5%, for the year ended December 31, 2022, as compared to 2021. The Company reported a pre-tax operating income of approximately $1.75 million in 2022 compared to a pre-tax operating income of approximately $3.9 million in 2021, which included approximately $1.6 million in non-taxable income recognized due to the forgiveness of the Company's PPP loan by the Small Business Administration in December 2021. Net income for 2022 was approximately $1.4 million compared to a net income of approximately $3.4 million for 2021, which included that non-taxable income recognized from the loan forgiveness. The decrease in pre-tax operating income and net income in 2022 relative to 2021, excluding the income related to loan forgiveness was primarily driven by increased expenses related to employee salaries, employee benefits, commissions, and third-party content due to inflation.
Mike Flum, President & COO, said, "2022 was a transformative year for CreditRiskMonitor®. We completed quite a few multi-year development initiatives including the launch of our new supply chain risk platform, SupplyChainMonitor™ in May, the updated PAYCE® score which improved accuracy and expanded coverage, and solidified our European Private Company Data Enhancement as a product add-on. These initiatives will support increased revenue and profitability for years to come and we are excited about our 2023 product roadmap. We have already launched our new marketing website and Credit Limit Ranges tool and will be working toward releasing an updated version of the FRISK® score, potentially a third-party ESG add-on, business certification data, and our new financial statement recognition engine, which will automatically standardize, spread, and score financial statement confidentially for our clients.
The economic environment in 2023 seems primed to provide a tailwind for our business. Concerns about bank solvency, inflation, rising interest rates, as well as hot and cold wars coupled with the reversal of long-term trends such as globalization, just-in-time inventory, and offshoring clearly present a need to monitor counterparty risk with an emphasis on financial stability. As in past recessionary environments, we expect our counter-cyclicality to shine given the mounting financial distress in corporations worldwide. As always, we remain committed to reinvestment in the business with new product development, data acquisition, and employee growth through retention and hiring in support of delivering subscription services whose value exceeds the cost to our clients."
A full copy of the financial statements can be found at https://crmz.ir.edgar-online.com/
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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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Mike Flum, CEO & President