iSign Reports Fiscal 2018 Results
SAN JOSE, CA, April 1, 2018 – iSign Solutions Inc. (“iSIGN”) (OTC Pink: ISGN), a leading supplier of electronic signature and other software solutions enabling secure and cost-effective management of document-based digital transactions, today reported total revenue of $917,000 for the year ended December 31, 2018, a decrease of $96,000, or 9%, compared to total revenue of $1,013,000 for the prior year.
“In 2018, iSIGN continued to manage its operations in a cost-effective manner, as our loss from operations was cut in half for the second year running, despite slightly lower revenue,” said Philip Sassower, co-chairman and chief executive officer for iSIGN. “Transaction volume more than doubled from 2017 to 2018 and, year to date in 2019, monthly volume is up approximately 50% compared to 2018. At these higher levels, revenue from Cegedim will start to exceed the contracted minimums for the first time. We plan to continue operating the business at current levels until iSIGN reaches break-even and to minimize follow-on fundraising at the current, low valuation levels.”
For the year ended December 31, 2018, operating expenses were $1,689,000, a decrease of $882,000, or 34%, compared to operating expenses of $2,571,000 in the prior year. This decrease primarily was due to iSIGN’s efforts to restructure its operations in favor of partner-generated recurring revenue and reductions in its general and administrative expenses.
For the year ended December 31, 2018, the net loss was $1,027,000, a decrease of $920,000, or 47%, compared to a net loss of $1,947,000 in the prior year. This decrease primarily was due to a $786,000 decrease in loss from operations from 2017 to 2018, resulting from the above- mentioned decrease in operating expenses offset by the nominal decrease in revenue. The decrease was also due to the $550,000 write-off of interest in Chinese joint venture in 2017, offset by increases in interest expense and amortization of debt discount, and the $303,000 gain on the sale of intangible assets in 2017.
Additional financial information regarding iSIGN’s operating results for the year ended December 31, 2018, will be available in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-K that will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov.
iSIGN (formerly known as Communication Intelligence Corporation or CIC) is a leading provider of digital transaction management (DTM) software enabling fully digital (paperless) business processes. iSIGN’s solutions encompass a wide array of functionality and services, including electronic signatures, simple-to-complex workflow management and various options for biometric authentication. These solutions are available across virtually all enterprise, desktop and mobile environments as a seamlessly integrated software platform for both ad-hoc and fully automated transactions. iSIGN’s software platform can be deployed both on-premise and as a cloud-based service, with the ability to easily transition between deployment models. iSIGN is headquartered in Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit our website at www.isignnow.com. iSIGN’s logo is a trademark of iSIGN.
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