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Currency Exchange International Announces Financial Results for the Three and Nine Month Periods Ended July 31, 2016

Currency Exchange International Announces Financial Results for the Three and Nine Month Periods Ended July 31, 2016

September 7, 2016

Toronto, Canada – Currency Exchange International, Corp. (the “Company”) (TSX:CXI; OTCBB:CURN), is pleased to announce its financial results and present the management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") for the three and nine month periods ended July 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 SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

Financial Highlights for the Three Month Period Ended July 31, 2016 compared to the Three Month Period Ended July 31, 2015:

  • Revenues increased 15% or $1.0 million to $7.7 million for the three month period ended July 31, 2016 from $6.7 million for the three month period ended July 31, 2015;
  • Net operating income increased 17% or $372,000 to $2.6 million for the three month period ended July 31, 2016 from $2.2 million for three month period ended July 31, 2015;
  • Net income decreased $603,000 to $1.5 million for the three month period ended July 31, 2016 from $2.1 million for the three month period ended July 31, 2015.  The decrease in net income was primarily related to a reduction of $990,000 in income tax payable during the three month period ended July 31, 2015 resulting from the exercise of 176,174 employee and director stock options. 
  • Since July 31, 2015, the Company has added 1 new branch location and 408 new client relationships representing 2,483 new transacting locations. Since April 30, 2016, the Company has added 342 new client relationships representing over 1,400 new transacting locations; and
  • During the three month period ended July 31, 2016, transactional activity between the Company and its customers increased 24% to 208,000 transactions from 168,000 for the three month period ended July 31, 2015.

Financial Highlights for the Nine month Period Ended July 31, 2016 compared to the Nine month Period Ended July 31, 2015:

  • Revenues increased 11% or $1.9 million to $19.1 million for the nine month period ended July 31, 2015 from $17.2 million for the nine month period ended July 31, 2015;
  • Net operating income decreased $149,000 to $4.7 million for the nine month period ended July 31, 2016 from $4.8 million for nine month period ended July 31, 2015;
  • Net income decreased $840,000 to $2.3 million for the nine month period ended July 31, 2016 from $3.1 million for the nine month period ended July 31, 2015.  The decrease in net operating income and in net income was primarily due to higher expenses for compliance, sales and developing the payments business and a reduction of $990,000 in income tax payable during the three month period ended July 31, 2015 resulting from the exercise of 176,174 employee and director stock options; and
  • During the nine month period ended July 31, 2016, transactional activity between the Company and its customers increased 16% to 493,000 transactions from 426,000 for the nine month period ended July 31, 2015.

Selected Financial Data

Three-months ending

Revenue

Net operating income*

Net income

Total assets

Total equity

Earnings per share (diluted)

 

$

$

$

$

$

$

31-Jul-16

         7,708,332

         2,603,843

         1,484,257

         71,027,241

         50,246,391

0.24

30-Apr-16

         5,854,925

         1,160,181

            479,540

         57,198,857

         49,232,843

0.08

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

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.

Conference Call

The Company plans to host a conference call on September 8, 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: 75089284

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.

Posted By Ryan Graham at 09:15 AM
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