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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

QuoteMedia Inc. (QMCI)
Shares Appear Timely

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 industry leading market data solutions and financial services for companies such as the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, TMX Group (TSX Stock Exchange), Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), London Stock Exchange Group, FIS, U.S. Bank, Broadridge Financial Systems, JPMorgan Chase, CI Financial, Canaccord Genuity Corp., Hilltop Securities, HD Vest, Stockhouse, Zacks Investment Research, General Electric, Boeing, Bombardier, Telus International, Business Wire, PR Newswire, FolioFN, Regal Securities, ChoiceTrade, Cetera Financial Group, Dynamic Trend, Inc., Qtrade Financial, CNW Group, IA Private Wealth, Ally Invest, Inc., Suncor, Virtual Brokers, Leede Jones Gable, Firstrade Securities, Charles Schwab, First Financial, Cirano, Equisolve, Stock-Trak, Mergent, Cision, Day Trade Dash and others. Quotestream®, QModTM and Quotestream ConnectTM are trademarks of QuoteMedia. For more information, please visit www.quotemedia.com.

Michael Kupinski, Director of Research, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

Patrick McCann, Research Associate, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

Refer to the full report for the price target, fundamental analysis, and rating.

Q2 misses expectations. Revenues increased 12% to $4.30 million but were 7.5% lower than our $4.65 million estimate. Management identified a shift in revenue from a large client, deferred into the third quarter contributed to the Q2 revenue shortfall. Lower than expected gross margins and higher than expected G&A and Software Development expenses, all contributed to lower than expected adj. EBITDA of $564,000 versus our $765,000 estimate.

Outlook appears on track. Management reiterated its full year 2022 revenue growth guidance of 20%. The deferred revenue is now expected to be recognized in the second half of the year. We are tweaking our full year revenue estimate slightly, from 22% growth to 20% growth, in line with current guidance. Given higher than anticipated G&A and Development costs, we are revising our full year adj. EBITDA estimate down from our original $3.17 million to $2.64 million. We are maintaining our 2023 revenue and adj. EBITDA forecast. 

This Company Sponsored Research is provided by Noble Capital Markets, Inc., a FINRA and S.E.C. registered broker-dealer (B/D).

*Analyst certification and important disclosures included in the full report. NOTE: investment decisions should not be based upon the content of this research summary. Proper due diligence is required before making any investment decision. 

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