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CORRECTION: Armada Releases Q1 2019 Results

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This press release replaces the press release disseminated October 29, 2018 at 5:45PM ET. The press release contained incorrect information in the second to ninth paragraph. The corrected press release is below:

MISSISSAUGA, ON / ACCESSWIRE / October 30, 2018 / Armada Data Corporation (TSV-V: ARD) reports its interim financial results for the quarter ended August 31, 2018 have now been filed on SEDAR and are available to view on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and the company's web site www.armadadata.com.

Selected Quarterly Information

Fiscal Year
2019
2018
2018
2018
2018
2017
2017
2017
Quarter
Aug-31
May-31
Feb-28
Nov-30
Aug-31
May-31
Feb-28
Nov-30
Ended
2018
2018
2018
2017
2017
2017
2017
2016
Total Revenue
748,287
687,745
738,577
750,684
777,838
594,625
568,029
633,385
Comprehensive
Income(Loss) before taxes
91,679
(144,518)
51,546
166,313
199,064
(118,352)
51,733
117,740
Comprehensive Income per share
$0.01
$0.00
$0.00
$0.01
$0.01
$0.00
$0.00
$0.01

Operations

The Company's total revenue decreased by 4% in the period ended August 31, 2018 to $748,287 from $777,838 in the same period a year earlier. Comprehensive income decreased to $91,679 in this quarter, down 46% from $199,064 at August 31, 2017. Stock-based compensation expenses, and higher salaries and wages account for this decrease.

The Insurance Services division experienced a 4% decrease in revenue, from $359,470 in the three months ended August 31, 2017 to $344,700 in 2018.

The Company has combined the Retail, Dealer and Advertising/Marketing divisions into one segment, known as CarCostCanada, due to the fact that the revenues earned by these divisions comes directly or indirectly from the carcostcanada.com website, and as the Company has moved into free trial memberships, the business model for the former Retail Services Division has changed. CarCostCanada revenue was down 8% to $316,725 from $345,791 in 2017.

The Information Technology division revenue increased by 20% to $86,862 in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 ended August 31, 2018, from $72,577 in the same quarter in fiscal 2018. IT continues to offer technical support and web site hosting to hundreds of customers, and is developing new customer relationships on a regular basis, as well as offering new services for sale.

Expenses in this first quarter of fiscal 2019 before amortization and stock-based compensation increased to $633,966, compared to $568,908, an 11% increase over the same period last year. After the many cost-cutting measures to reduce expenses in 2015 and 2016, the largest increase is in salaries and wages, and employee benefits.

Accounts receivable decreased 1% to $504,379 as at August 31, 2018, compared to $510,299 as at August 31, 2017. Related party accounts receivable decreased from $3,508 to $1,116.

Accounts payable decreased 24%, to $256,660 as at August 31, 2018 from $339,317 a year earlier. Related parties accounts payable decreased to nil as at August 31, 2018, from $1,964 last year.

As a result of the income reported by the Company in this quarter ended August 31, 2018, the Company's deficit decreased to $(841,721) compared to $(1,007,480) at the quarter ended August 31, 2017. Earnings per share at August 31, 2018 are $0.01, unchanged from $0.01 per share at August 31, 2017.

Management does not plan on issuing any dividends until further notice.

Segmented Quarterly Information

Revenues earned by divisions were as follows:

3 months ended
3 months ended
August 31, 2018
August 31, 2017
Insurance Services
$ 344,700 $ 359,470
CarCostCanada
316,725 345,791
IT Services
86,862 72,577
Total Revenue - Armada Data Corporation
$ 748,287 $ 577,838

Outlook

The Company's outlook is to continue to increase sales, update and improve our data services products and services, and deliver significantly better results to our shareholders by way of the following:

  1. Build upon the historical success of the Company's ongoing sales and marketing efforts focused on increasing sales in the three divisions – Insurance, CarCostCanada and IT.
  2. Launch first-to-the-market features and tools to further increase market share and take advantage of the significant available base of new car buyers currently not using third-party pricing and dealer referral services.
  3. Exploit market awareness and demand for new vehicle pricing information and dealer referrals that result from the additional competition with that market space; by putting more emphasis on outside partners, data outsourcing and our underutilized online magazine TheCarMagazine.com
  4. Continue to improve our relationships with some of the largest insurance companies in Canada and partner with some of these organizations to produce new products and services for their vast client base.

About Armada Data Corp.

Armada Data is a Canadian publicly traded Information & Marketing Services Company providing accurate and real-time data to institutional and retail customers, through developing, owning and operating automotive pricing-related web sites and providing information technology and marketing services to its clients.

Armada Data shares are listed on the TSX Venture exchange under the trading Symbol ARD. Armada currently has a total of 17,670,265 shares outstanding.

Additional information relating to Armada Data Corporation is filed on SEDAR, and can be viewed at www.sedar.com.

For further information, please contact:

Armada Data Corporation
Mr. R. James Matthews, President & CEO
Email: investors@armadadatacorp.ca

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the Policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE: Armada Data Corporation

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