PHOENIX, May 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QuoteMedia, Inc. (OTCQB:QMCI), a leading provider of market data and cloud-based applications, announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2014. These results reflect a 7% decrease in first quarter revenues, to $2,224,067 from $2,383,985 in the comparative period in 2013.
"As we indicated when announcing our 2013 year-end results, Penson Worldwide, Inc., one of our largest clients, filed for Bankruptcy, resulting not only in a loss of revenue for services provided to Penson, but also to a host of Penson's correspondent brokerage clients," said Keith Guelpa, President of QuoteMedia, Inc. "This has had a major impact on our revenue. Nevertheless, we have been successful in adding new clients and growing existing relationships to help offset the loss of this major client and associated revenue streams.
"Additionally, since the fourth quarter of 2013, the U.S. dollar has appreciated approximately 10% versus the Canadian dollar. This will result in lowering both our reported Canadian dollar revenues and expenses in 2014 compared to 2013 once translated into U.S. dollars. Approximately 29% of our revenues and 36% of our expenses are in Canadian dollars, so while the appreciation of the U.S. dollar will lower revenues figures compared to 2013, it will positively impact our bottom line in 2014.
"While the loss of revenue resulting from the Penson bankruptcy, as well as the relative strength of the U.S. dollar versus the Canadian dollar, will continue to impact our reported revenue in 2014; we remain on track to return to positive revenue growth in the second half of 2014."
QuoteMedia is a leading software developer and cloud-based syndicator of financial market information and streaming financial data solutions to media, corporations, online brokerages, and financial services companies. The Company licenses interactive stock research tools such as streaming real-time quotes, market research, news, charting, option chains, filings, corporate financials, insider reports, market indices, portfolio management systems, and data feeds. QuoteMedia provides data and services for companies such as the NASDAQ, the OTCBB, TMX Group, Dow Jones & Company, SunGard, U.S. Bank, Broadridge Financial Systems, Ridge Clearing, Regal Securities, JitneyTrade, Southwest Securities, HD Vest, Intrinsic Research Systems, Stockhouse, Zacks Investment Research, General Electric, Dow Chemical, Bombardier, Business Wire, PR Newswire, Marketwire, FolioFN, ChoiceTrade, Qtrade Financial, CNW Group, Schaeffer's Investment Research, Brean Capital, TradeKing, Suncor, American Financial Group, Virtual Brokers, First Financial Equity Corporation, InvestorGuide.com, Stock-Trak and others. For more information, please visit: www.quotemedia.com.
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