SOURCE: ID Watchdog, Inc.

ID Watchdog, Inc.

November 30, 2012 12:12 ET

ID Watchdog Announces Third Quarter 2012 Results

New Strategic Direction Is Gaining Traction

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - Nov 30, 2012) -  ID Watchdog, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: IDW) (PINKSHEETS: IDWAF)

  • Focus on employee benefits channel added year over year customer growth of 33.4% driving overall customer growth of 10.9% 
  • New data agreement will lift gross margins to over 65% beginning January 2013

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 third quarter ended September 30, 2012. All amounts are in U.S. dollars.

Third Quarter 2012 Highlights:

  • Revenue: Revenue was $434,052 for the third quarter of 2012, a decrease of 2.9% from the third quarter of 2011. Our total average customer base increased by 10.9% year over year with our employee benefits customers increasing by 33.4%
  • Gross Profit: Gross profit was $172,469 for the third quarter of 2012 as compared to $144,699 for the third quarter of 2011. The gross margin rate for the third quarter of 2012 and 2011 was 39.7% and 32.4%, respectively. Subsequent to the end of the third quarter, we entered into a new data agreement which will substantially decrease our cost of revenue beginning in January 2013. Had this agreement been in place at the beginning of the respective quarters, our gross profit for the third quarter of 2012 and 2011 would have been $292,469 and $264,699, respectively, with a gross profit margin of 67.4% for the third quarter of 2012.
  • Operating Expense: General and administrative expense decreased by $138,482, or 33.3%, from the third quarter of 2011. G&A expense was 63.8% and 93.0% of revenue for the third quarter of 2012 and 2011, respectively.
  • Balance Sheet: Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the third quarter were $685,781.

ID Watchdog CEO, Michael Greene, commented, "We saw strong customer growth from both our employee benefits and our anti-virus/tech support channels during the quarter and we continue to make great progress in building our employee benefits broker network to drive long-term growth. We did experience a slight contraction in revenue during the third quarter as most of our new customers pay lower net subscription rates as compared to our existing customer base. However, our expectation is that we will experience much higher retention rates and lower unit sales and marketing costs to attract these new customers." Mr. Greene added, "Through a combination of revenue growth, a substantial improvement in our gross margin beginning in January 2013 and further reductions in our operating costs, we look forward to generating positive operating income beginning in the second quarter of 2013."

   
   
ID Watchdog, Inc.  
Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations  
(Unaudited)  
   
    Three months ended September 30,     Nine months ended September 30,  
    2012     2011     2012     2011  
                                 
Revenue   $ 434,052     $ 446,817     $ 1,348,429     $ 1,542,511  
                                 
Cost of revenue     261,583       302,118       847,312       651,437  
Gross profit     172,469       144,699       501,117       891,074  
                                 
% to Revenue     39.7 %     32.4 %     37.2 %     57.8 %
                                 
                                 
Operating expense:                                
  General and administrative expense     277,087       415,569       1,131,101       1,637,136  
  Sales and Marketing expense     235,847       195,148       449,026       454,827  
  Stock-based compensation expense     103,725       242,647       445,896       612,445  
  Depreciation and amortization expense     21,937       68,381       68,835       143,521  
      638,596       921,745       2,094,858       2,847,929  
Operating loss     (466,127 )     (777,046 )     (1,593,741 )     (1,956,855 )
                                 
Other income (expense):                                
  Gain (loss) on warrant liability     3,639       1,668,000       384,158       (636,000 )
  Interest income     400       1,133       5,011       3,527  
  Interest expense     (184,902 )     (182,913 )     (556,121 )     (508,413 )
                                 
      (180,863 )     1,486,220       (166,952 )     (1,140,886 )
                                 
    Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) applicable to ordinary shares   $ (646,990 )   $ 709,174     $ (1,760,693 )   $ (3,097,741 )
                                     
    Net income (loss) per share applicable to ordinary shares:                                
                                     
      Basic   $ (0.01 )   $ 0.01     $ (0.01 )   $ (0.03 )
                                     
      Diluted   $ (0.01 )   $ 0.00     $ (0.01 )   $ (0.03 )
                                 
    Weighted average number of shares outstanding:                                
                                     
      Basic     118,834,997       101,348,330       118,537,114       93,605,574  
                                     
      Diluted     118,834,997       156,188,427       118,537,114       93,605,574  
                                 
             
Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets             
    September 30,
2012
    December 31,
2011
 
    (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)  
ASSETS                
Cash, cash equivalents and available-for-sale securities   $ 685,781     $ 1,589,688  
Accounts receivable     90,320       109,591  
Prepaid expenses and other     39,973       52,901  
  Total current assets     816,074       1,752,180  
Property and equipment     175,549       238,658  
    Total Assets   $ 991,623     $ 1,990,838  
LIABILITIES                
Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and other   $ 541,329     $ 480,639  
Deferred Revenue     282,087       215,200  
  Total current liabilities     823,416       695,839  
Deferred Rent     90,734       91,919  
Finance lease obligations, net of current portion     48,127       58,449  
Series C Preferred mandatorily redeemable preferred shares, net of discount and conversion feature     2,710,254       2,204,390  
Warrants     240,444       624,602  
    Total Liabilities     3,912,975       3,675,199  
    Total Shareholders' Deficit     (2,921,352 )     (1,684,361 )
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' DEFICIT   $ 991,623     $ 1,990,838  
                 
                 

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 patent-pending, 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 news release includes certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 which address future events and conditions which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. The actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, some of which may be beyond the Company's control. Although the Company believes that its expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements are disclosed in the company's filings with Canadian regulators at www.sedar.com. ID Watchdog assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements of management beliefs, opinions, projections, or other factors should they change.

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.

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