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Currency Exchange International Announces Financial Results for the Three Months Ended January 31, 2016 and Expiration of Regulation S Restrictions for CXI.S Common Shares

Currency Exchange International Announces Financial Results for the Three Months Ended January 31, 2016 and Expiration of Regulation S Restrictions for CXI.S Common Shares

March 8, 2016

Toronto, Canada – Currency Exchange International, Corp. (the “Company”) (TSX:CXI; OTCBB:CURN), is pleased to announce its financial results and present management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") for the three months ended January 31, 2016 (all figures are in U.S. dollars except where otherwise indicated). The complete financial statements and MD&A can be found on the Company's issuer profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Financial Highlights for the Three Months Ended January 31, 2016 Compared to the Three Month Period Ended January 31, 2015:

  • Net income decreased 16% to $0.3 million for the three month period ended January 31, 2016 from $0.4 million for the three month period ended January 31, 2015. The decrease in net income was primarily due to higher expenses resulting from the addition of senior management resources in the areas of sales and compliance along with a one-time revaluation of the final payment related to an acquisition completed in March 2014.
  • Revenues increased 7% to $5.6 million for the three month period ended January 31, 2016 from $5.2 million compared to the same period in the prior year. The increase in revenue is attributable to an increase in the number of customer transactions resulting from the addition of five (5) new branches, 54 new wholesale relationships and 1,580 new transacting locations, representing a 17% increase in transacting locations since January 31, 2015. The strong U.S. dollar has continued to negatively impact the rate of revenue growth. On a year over year basis, the U.S. dollar has appreciated approximately 9% against the Company’s most commonly traded currencies.
  • During the first quarter the Company opened one new branch in Glendale, California bringing the Company’s total branch network to 37 locations. Also during the first quarter, the Company added 16 new wholesale relationships and 632 new transacting locations. The 16 new relationships include 14 banks and credit unions comprising 630 transacting locations.

Selected Financial Data

Three- months ending

Revenue

Net operating income*

Net income

Total assets

Total equity

Earnings per share (diluted)

 

$

$

$

$

$

$

31-Jan-16

5,572,055

894,364

298,377

50,546,441

46,940,287

0.05

31-Oct-15

6,882,336

2,330,425

505,780

52,241,996

47,436,566

0.08

31-Jul-15

6,688,467

2,231,642

2,087,038

50,835,334

46,922,010

0.33

30-Apr-15

5,311,102

1,333,013

661,818

49,633,902

44,582,384

0.11

31-Jan-15

5,193,869

1,242,367

353,574

38,859,547

32,456,426

0.06

31-Oct-14

6,552,184

2,279,682

1,045,192

39,709,302

33,025,175

0.19

31-Jul-14

6,839,330

2,830,097

1,456,004

42,044,018

32,185,439

0.26

30-Apr-14

4,487,432

1,109,212

466,774

37,244,354

30,586,996

0.09

*Excludes depreciation and amortization expense

Seasonality is reflected in the timing of when foreign currencies are in greater or lower demand. In a normal operating year there is seasonality to the Company's operations with higher revenues generated from March until September and lower revenues from October to February. This coincides with peak tourism seasons in North America when there are generally more travelers entering and leaving the United States and Canada.

Expiration of Regulation S Restrictions

On March 12, 2015, the Company completed its bought-deal offering and the shares issued pursuant to the financing and listed on the TSX were required, for the purposes of US securities laws, to be traded with a “.s” designation (“Regulation S”) for a period of one year.

The common shares of the Company which are subject to restrictions under Regulation S will be delisted on Monday, March 14, 2016 and in substitution thereof an equal number of common shares will be listed on the TSX under the symbol “CXI” and posted for trading at the opening of business on such date. The “CXI.S” trading symbol will be discontinued and holders of Regulation S common shares need not take any action in order to receive the common shares to which they are entitled.

Conference Call
The Company plans to host a conference call on March 9, 2016 at 3:00 PM (EST). To
participate in or listen to the call, please dial the appropriate number:

  • Toll Free: +1 (855) 336-7594
  • Conference ID number: 63970959

About Currency Exchange International, Corp.

The Company is in the business of providing a range of foreign currency exchange and related products and services in North America, including the Hawaiian Islands. Primary products and services include the exchange of foreign currencies, wire transfer payments, purchase and sale of foreign bank drafts and international traveler cheques, and foreign cheque clearing. Related services include the licensing of proprietary FX software applications delivered on its web-based interface, www.ceifx.com (“CEIFX”), and licensing retail foreign currency operations to select companies in agreed locations.

The Company’s services are provided in Canada by its wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary, Currency Exchange International of Canada Corp., based in Toronto, Canada through the use of its proprietary software www.ceifx.ca.

Contact Information

For further information please contact: Bill Mitoulas

Investor Relations (416) 479-9547

Email: bill.mitoulas@ceifx.com Website: www.ceifx.com


CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This press release includes forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. This forward-looking information includes, or may be based upon, estimates, forecasts and statements as to management’s expectations with respect to, among other things, demand and market outlook for wholesale and retail foreign currency exchange products and services, proposed entry into the Canadian financial services industry, future growth, the timing and scale of future business plans, results of operations, performance, and business prospects and opportunities. Forward-looking statements are identified by the use of terms and phrases such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “may”, “plan”, “predict”, “preliminary”, “project”, “will”, “would”, and similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions.

Forward-looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date such information is provided, and on information available to management at such time. Forward-looking information involves significant risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results discussed or implied in such forward-looking information. Actual results may differ materially from results indicated in forward-looking information due to a number of factors including, without limitation, the competitive nature of the foreign exchange industry, currency exchange risks, the need for the Company to manage its planned growth, the effects of product development and the need for continued technological change, protection of the Company’s proprietary rights, the effect of government regulation and compliance on the Company and the industry in which it operates, network security risks, the ability of the Company to maintain properly working systems, theft and risk of physical harm to personnel, reliance on key management personnel, global economic deterioration negatively impacting tourism, volatile securities markets impacting security pricing in a manner unrelated to operating performance and impeding access to capital or increasing the cost of capital, and the regulatory approval process for a new Canadian Schedule I bank, as well as the factors identified throughout this press release and in the section entitled “Risks and Uncertainties” of the Company’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis for Year Ended October 31, 2015. The forward-looking information contained in this press release represents management’s expectations as of the date hereof (or as of the date such information is otherwise stated to be presented), and is subject to change after such date. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities laws.

The Toronto Stock Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained in this press release.

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