Lake Elsinore, CA, April 3, 2023 — McapMediaWire — IGEN Networks Corporation (OTC: IGEN) (CSE: IGN), a leading innovator of solutions for the consumer automotive, fleet management, and supply-chain industries, today provides unaudited 2022 fiscal year-end financial results along with progress updates on key initiatives for 2023:
For the year ended December 31, 2022, the Company recognized revenues of $318,016 an 18% increase from the previous year. Expenses for the year ended December 31, 2022, totaled $903,048 a decrease of $2,670,235 or 75%, from total expenses reported for 2021. Excluding stock-based compensation expense to our directors, operational expenses increased by 4% year-on-year. Total deferred revenue balance for year ended December 31, 2022 was approximately $291,000 of which $136,000 will contribute to 2023 revenues.
For the year ended December 31, 2022, the Company had a net loss of $907,598 (or ($0.00) per basic and diluted share) compared with a net loss of $3,428,937 (or ($0.00) per basic and diluted share) in 2021. Included in the net loss of $907,598, is $301,360 of other income related to the Company’s gain on settlement of debt recognized in 2022.
For the year ended December 31, 2022, the Company saw a net decrease in cash of $64,429. Cash used in operating activities was $978,056, an increase in cash used of 2% from the $962,960 net cash used in 2021. This was offset by net financings of $543,746 raised via private placements.
During fiscal-year 2022, the Company shifted marketing focus from automotive dealerships to Credit Unions supported by Federal subsidy programs offering higher profit margins along with monthly and annual re-occurring revenues. Following the contract award for fleet management services granted by a major New York State County, the Company expanded its commercial asset management platforms with the integration of Prolog sourced technologies, a world leader in supply-chain and logistics consulting services. In addition to the renewed focus on Credit Unions and Government markets, IGEN filed Patent-Pending 17/850,250 to expand its patent portfolio to approximately 40 patent claims.
Neil G. Chan, CEO of IGEN stated, “For 2023 our priorities and focus will be to leverage our exclusive channel relationships with the Association of Credit Unions Executives of Puerto Rico (ASEC), the County Executives of America, Michigan Credit Union League Service Corporation (MCULSC), and Hyperion Partners, a Master Agent for several wireless carriers in the US. We will also aggressively protect our patents along with a comprehensive review of the insurance industry and all major insurers who are billing their customers through measurement of driver behavior and performance.”
Intellectual Property Portfolio – as we complete our due diligence of the insurance industry and major insurers who are using driver scores as actuarial metrics for billing, protecting IGEN’s patent rights will be the company highest priority in 2023. IGEN’s intellectual property portfolio will focus on normalizing the “big data” elements that influence driving habits along with correcting gross errors in assessing driver performance and driver behavior. Reducing what the insurance industry refers to as “rating-errors” is the single biggest opportunity for insurance companies. With an estimated $8B of annual rating-errors attributed to demographics and historical driver data rather than actual driver data, IGEN technologies and patents will improve the accuracy of measuring driver performance and risk. With close to 40 patent claims as part of Patent No. 11,037,378 and Patent-Pending 17/850,250, IGEN’s patent portfolio defines the “big data” elements essential for accurate measurements, regardless of the data source. Whether originating from mobile phones, third-party GPS devices installed in vehicles or directly from video cameras and sensors integral to electric vehicles (EV), accumulated data from a minimum of 1M access points will contribute to significant improvements in accuracy and measurement of driver performance.
Consumer Product Brand focus for 2023 will market CUTrak and FamilyShield services to Credit Unions and their members through certified organizations representing specific regions across the US – namely the Association of Credit Union Executives of Puerto Rico (ASEC), comprised of approximately 90 Credit Unions and 1M members. In addition, with the successful deployment in the Upper Peninsula region, Michigan Credit Union League Service Corporation (MCULSC) is expected to expand CUTrak services amongst its members that represent approximately 80 Credit Unions located in seven districts. For each Credit Union program participant in 2023, revenue contributions are estimated to range from $48K to $120K annually per branch depending upon the number of car loans granted during the fiscal period.
Commercial Fleets and Asset Management Brands Medallion GPS and Medallion PRO will be sold through our partnership agreements with Hyperion Partners and the County Executives of America (CEA). IGEN’s recent award to provide Fleet Management Services to New York State Counties offers opportunity for Counties and State governments to manage their self-insured vehicles. Initial deployment for the first major County in New York State was completed in late 2022. Subsequent deployments with Counties in New York State are being finalized along with newly enlisted members for 2023. The opportunity base for IGEN Commercial Fleet Services with the CEA is estimated at 12,000 active commercial vehicles with a target market share of 30% for fiscal year 2023.
About IGEN Networks Corporation
IGEN Networks Corporation provides software solutions and consulting services for the consumer automotive, asset management, and supply-chain industries. The solutions enable customers to mitigate risk, improve driver safety, and increase productivity. IGEN is a fully reporting company in both Canada and the United States. It is publicly traded on the OTC Markets under the symbol IGEN, and listed on the CSE under the symbol IGN. For more information, please visit: www.igennetworks.net
This news release may contain forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian securities law. The terms and phrases “goal”, “commitment”, “guidance”, “expects”, “would”, “will”, “continuing”, “drive”, “believes”, “indicate”, “look forward”, “grow”, “outlook”, “forecasts”, “intend”, and similar terms and phrases are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by IGEN in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that IGEN believes are appropriate in the circumstances, including but not limited to statements regarding investment liquidity, financing options and long term goals of the Company, general economic conditions, IGEN’s expectations regarding its business, customer base, strategy and prospects, and IGEN’s confidence in the cash flow generation of its business. Many factors could cause IGEN’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to competition; IGEN’s reliance on key personnel; IGEN’s ability to maintain and enhance its brand; and difficulties in forecasting IGEN’s financial results, particularly over longer periods given the rapid technological changes, competition and short product life cycles that characterize the mobile application industry. These risk factors and others relating to IGEN that may cause actual results to differ are set forth in the under the heading “Risk Factors” in IGEN’s periodic filings with the British Columbia Securities Commission and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (copies of which filings may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov. These factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on IGEN’s forward-looking statements. IGEN has no intention and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
IGEN Networks Corporation
Neil G. Chan