UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
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FORM 10-Q
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QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the quarterly period ended: June 30, 2020
 
or
 
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the transition period from: _____________ to _____________
 
 
ISSUER DIRECT CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Delaware
1-10185
26-1331503
(State or Other Jurisdiction
(Commission
(I.R.S. Employer
of Incorporation)
File Number)
Identification No.)
 
1 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 1001, Raleigh NC 27603
(Address of Principal Executive Office) (Zip Code)
 
(919) 481-4000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
N/A
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes No
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes No
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company” and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
 
Large accelerated filer
Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
Smaller reporting company
 
 
Emerging growth company
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act) Yes No
 
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date 3,734,502 shares of common stock were issued and outstanding as of July 30, 2020.
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001
ISDR
NYSE American
 

 
 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION
 
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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
ISSUER DIRECT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
 
 
 
June 30,
 
 
December 31,
 
 
 
2020
 
 
2019
 
ASSETS
 
(unaudited)
 
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 $17,097 
 $15,766 
Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $601 and $700, respectively)
  2,599 
  2,051 
Income tax receivable
   
  48 
Other current assets
  273 
  141 
Total current assets
  19,969 
  18,006 
Capitalized software (net of accumulated amortization of $2,472 and $2,153, respectively)
  815 
  1,134 
Fixed assets (net of accumulated amortization of $245 and $181, respectively)
  839 
  899 
Right-of-use asset – leases
  1,979 
  2,127 
Deferred tax asset
  292 
  256 
Other long-term assets
  64 
  77 
Goodwill
  6,376 
  6,376 
Intangible assets (net of accumulated amortization of $5,281 and $4,937, respectively)
  3,171 
  3,515 
Total assets
 $33,505 
 $32,390 
 
    
    
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
    
    
Current liabilities:
    
    
Accounts payable
 $430 
 $266 
Accrued expenses
  1,385 
  1,151 
Note payable – short-term (net of discount of $6 and $19, respectively)
  314 
  301 
Income taxes payable
  614 
  310 
Deferred revenue
  2,015 
  1,812 
Total current liabilities
  4,758 
  3,840 
Deferred income tax liability
  130 
  141 
Lease liabilities – long-term
  2,138 
  2,309 
Total liabilities
  7,026 
  6,290 
Commitments and contingencies
    
    
Stockholders' equity:
    
    
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.
   
   
Common stock $0.001 par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized, 3,734,502 and 3,786,398 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.
  4 
  4 
Additional paid-in capital
  21,619 
  22,275 
Other accumulated comprehensive income (loss)
  21 
  (16)
Retained earnings
  4,835 
  3,837 
Total stockholders' equity
  26,479 
  26,100 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
 $33,505 
 $32,390 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited financial statements.
 
 
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ISSUER DIRECT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
 
 
 
 
For the Three Months Ended
 
 
For the Six Months Ended
 
 
 
June 30,
 
 
June 30,
 
 
June 30,
 
 
June 30,
 
 
 
2020
 
 
2019
 
 
2020
 
 
2019
 
Revenues
 $4,884 
 $4,138 
 $8,900 
 $8,317 
Cost of revenues
  1,362 
  1,250 
  2,615 
  2,552 
Gross profit
  3,522 
  2,888 
  6,285 
  5,765 
Operating costs and expenses:
    
    
    
    
General and administrative
  1,197 
  1,322 
  2,413 
  2,683 
Sales and marketing expenses
  950 
  875 
  1,846 
  1,695 
Product development
  165 
  343 
  359 
  680 
Depreciation and amortization
  209 
  218 
  418 
  430 
Total operating costs and expenses
  2,521 
  2,758 
  5,036 
  5,488 
Operating income
  1,001 
  130 
  1,249 
  277 
Interest income (expense), net
  1 
  115 
  59 
  186 
Income before income taxes
  1,002 
  245 
  1,308 
  463 
Income tax expense
  230 
  33 
  310 
  46 
Net income
 $772 
 $212 
 $998 
 $417 
Income per share – basic
 $0.21 
 $0.05 
 $0.27 
 $0.11 
Income per share – fully diluted
 $0.21 
 $0.05 
 $0.26 
 $0.11 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding – basic
  3,736 
  3,857 
  3,762 
  3,854 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding – fully diluted
  3,761 
  3,873 
  3,789 
  3,871 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited financial statements.
 
 
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ISSUER DIRECT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(UNAUDITED)
(in thousands)
 
 
 
For the Three Months Ended
 
 
For the Six Months Ended
 
 
 
June 30,
 
 
June 30,
 
 
June 30,
 
 
June 30,
 
 
 
2020
 
 
2019
 
 
2020
 
 
2019
 
Net income
 $772 
 $212 
 $998 
 $417 
Foreign currency translation adjustment
  (3)
  (10)
  37 
  (13)
Comprehensive income
 $769 
 $202 
 $1,035 
 $404 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited financial statements.
 
 
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ISSUER DIRECT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
 
 
 
Common Stock
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shares 
 
 
  Amount
 
 
Additional Paid-in
Capital
 
 
Other Accumulated Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
 
Retained Earnings
 
 
Total Stockholders' Equity
 
Balance at December 31, 2018
  3,829,572 
 $4 
 $22,525 
 $(17)
 $3,151 
 $25,663 
Stock-based compensation expense
   
   
  137 
   
   
  137 
Exercise of stock awards, net of tax
  24,996 
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign currency translation
   
   
   
  (3)
   
  (3)
Net income
   
   
   
   
  205 
  205 
Balance at March 31, 2019
  3,854,568 
 $4 
 $22,662 
 $(20)
 $3,356 
 $26,002 
Stock-based compensation expense
   
   
  131 
   
   
  131 
Exercise of stock awards, net of tax
  8,000 
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign currency translation
   
   
   
  (10)
   
  (10)
Net income
   
   
   
   
  212 
  212 
Balance at June 30, 2019
  3,862,568 
 $4 
 $22,793 
 $(30)
 $3,568 
 $26,335 
   
Balance at December 31, 2019
  3,786,398 
 $4 
 $22,275 
 $(16)
 $3,837 
 $26,100 
Stock-based compensation expense
   
   
  45 
   
   
  45 
Exercise of stock awards, net of tax
  8,002 
   
   
   
   
   
Stock repurchase and retirement
  (21,700)
   
  (203)
   
   
  (203)
Foreign currency translation
   
   
   
  40 
   
  40 
Net income
   
   
   
   
  226 
  226 
Balance at March 31, 2020
  3,772,700 
 $4 
 $22,117 
 $24 
 $4,063 
 $26,208 
Stock-based compensation expense
   
   
  84 
   
   
  84 
Exercise of stock awards, net of tax
  24,000 
   
   
   
   
   
Stock repurchase and retirement
  (62,198)
   
  (582)
   
   
  (582)
Foreign currency translation
   
   
   
  (3)
   
  (3)
Net income
   
   
   
   
  772 
  772 
Balance at June 30, 2020
  3,734,502 
 $4 
 $21,619 
 $21 
 $4,835 
 $26,479 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
 
 
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ISSUER DIRECT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
(in thousands)
 
 
 
For the Six Months Ended
 
 
 
June 30,
 
 
June 30,
 
 
 
2020
 
 
2019
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
 $998 
 $417 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
    
    
Depreciation and amortization
  727 
  831 
Bad debt expense
  182 
  555 
Deferred income taxes
  (51)
  6 
Non-cash interest expense
  13 
  13 
Stock-based compensation expense
  129 
  268 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
    
    
Decrease (increase) in accounts receivable
  (730)
  (1,384)
Decrease (increase) in other assets
  77 
  (266)
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable
  164 
  67 
Increase (decrease) in accrued expenses and other liabilities
  367 
  (87)
Increase (decrease) in deferred revenue
  203 
  375 
Net cash provided by operating activities
  2,079 
  795 
 
    
    
Cash flows from investing activities:
    
    
Purchase of VisualWebcaster Platform
   
  (2,788)
Capitalized software
   
  (20)
Purchase of fixed assets
  (4)
  (6)
Net cash used in investing activities
  (4)
  (2,814)
 
    
    
Cash flows from financing activities:
    
    
Payment for stock repurchase and retirement
  (785)
   
Net cash used in financing activities
  (785)
   
 
    
    
Net change in cash
  1,290 
  (2,019)
Cash – beginning
  15,766 
  17,222 
Currency translation adjustment
  41 
  (7)
Cash – ending
 $17,097 
 $15,196 
 
    
    
Supplemental disclosures:
    
    
Cash paid for income taxes
 $12 
 $128 
Non-cash activities:
    
    
Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for lease liabilities
 $ 
 $260 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited financial statements.
 
 
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ISSUER DIRECT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
 
Note 1. Basis of Presentation
 
The unaudited interim consolidated balance sheet as of June 30, 2020 and consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income, stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 included herein, have been prepared in accordance with the instructions for Form 10-Q under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and Article 10 of Regulation S-X under the Exchange Act. In the opinion of management, they include all normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of the financial statements. Results of operations reported for the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results for the entire year. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("US GAAP") have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations relating to interim financial statements. The interim financial information should be read in conjunction with the 2019 audited financial statements of Issuer Direct Corporation (the “Company”, “We”, or “Our”) filed on Form 10-K.
 
Note 2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
 
The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries. Significant intercompany accounts and transactions are eliminated in consolidation.
 
Earnings Per Share (EPS)
 
Earnings per share guidance requires that basic net income per common share be computed by dividing net income for the period by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted net income per share is computed by dividing the net income for the period by the weighted average number of common and dilutive common equivalent shares outstanding during the period. Shares issuable upon the exercise of stock options totaling 93,000 and 89,000 were excluded in the computation of diluted earnings per common share during the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively, because their impact was anti-dilutive.
 
Revenue Recognition
 
Substantially all of the Company’s revenue comes from contracts with customers for subscriptions to its cloud-based products or contracts for communications and compliance products and services. Customers consist primarily of corporate issuers and professional firms, such as investor relations and public relations firms. In the case of our news distribution and webcasting offerings, our customers also include private companies. The Company accounts for a contract with a customer when there is an enforceable contract between the Company and the customer, the rights of the parties are identified, the contract has economic substance, and collectability of the contract consideration is probable. The Company's revenues are measured based on consideration specified in the contract with each customer.
 
The Company's contracts include either a subscription to our entire platform or certain modules within our platform, or an agreement to perform services, or any combination thereof, and often contain multiple subscriptions and services. For these bundled contracts, the Company accounts for individual subscriptions and services as separate performance obligations if they are distinct, which is when a product or service is separately identifiable from other items in the bundled package, and a customer can benefit from it on its own or with other resources that are readily available to the customer. The Company separates revenue from its contracts into two revenue streams: i) Platform and Technology and ii) Services. Performance obligations of Platform and Technology contracts include providing subscriptions to certain modules or the entire Platform id. system, distributing press releases on a per release basis or conducting webcasts or virtual annual meetings on a per event basis. Performance obligations of Services contracts include obligations to deliver compliance services and annual report printing and distribution on either a stand ready obligation or on a per project or event basis. Set up fees for compliance services are considered a separate performance obligation and are satisfied upfront. Set up fees for our transfer agent module and investor relations content management module are immaterial. The Company’s subscription and service contracts are generally for one year, with automatic renewal clauses included in the contract until the contract is cancelled. The contracts do not contain any rights of returns, guarantees or warranties. Since contracts are generally for one year, all of the revenue is expected to be recognized within one year from the contract start date. As such, the Company has elected the optional exemption that allows the Company not to disclose the transaction price allocated to performance obligations that are unsatisfied or partially satisfied at the end of each reporting period.
 
 
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The Company recognizes revenue for subscriptions evenly over the contract period, upon distribution for per release contracts and upon event completion for webcasting and virtual annual meeting events. For service contracts that include stand ready obligations, revenue is recognized evenly over the contract period. For all other services delivered on a per project or event basis, the revenue is recognized at the completion of the event. The Company believes recognizing revenue for subscriptions and stand ready obligations using a time-based measure of progress, best reflects the Company’s performance in satisfying the obligations.
 
For bundled contracts, revenue is allocated to each performance obligation based on its relative standalone selling price. Standalone selling prices are based on observable prices at which the Company separately sells the subscription or services. If a standalone selling price is not directly observable, the Company uses the residual method to allocate any remaining costs to that subscription or service. The Company regularly reviews standalone selling prices and updates these estimates if necessary.
 
The Company invoices its customers based on the billing schedules designated in its contracts, typically upfront on either a monthly, quarterly or annual basis or per transaction at the completion of the performance obligation. Deferred revenue for the periods presented was primarily related to subscription and service contracts, which are billed upfront, quarterly or annually, however the revenue has not yet been recognized. The associated deferred revenue is generally recognized ratably over the billing period. Additionally, deferred revenue is related to pre-paid packages of press releases for which the releases have not yet been disseminated. Deferred revenue as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 was $2,015,000 and $1,812,000, respectively, and is expected to be recognized within one year. Revenue recognized for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, that was included in the deferred revenue balance at the beginning of each reporting period, was approximately $1,375,000 and $785,000, respectively. Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts, related to contracts with customers was $2,599,000 and $2,051,000 as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. Since substantially all of the contracts have terms of one year or less, the Company has elected to use the practical expedient regarding the existence of a significant financing.
 
Costs to obtain contracts with customers consist primarily of sales commissions. As of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company has capitalized $21,000 of costs to obtain contracts that are expected to be amortized over more than one year. For contract costs expected to be amortized in less than one year, the Company has elected to use the practical expedient allowing the recognition of incremental costs of obtaining a contract as an expense when incurred. The Company has considered historical renewal rates, expectations of future renewals and economic factors in making these determinations.
 
Cash Equivalents
 
For purposes of the Company’s financial statements, the Company considers all highly liquid investments purchased with an original maturity date of three months or less to be cash equivalents.
 
Accounts Receivable and Allowance for Doubtful Accounts
 
The Company monitors outstanding receivables based on factors surrounding the credit risk of specific customers, historical trends, and other information. Credit is granted on an unsecured basis. The allowance for doubtful accounts is estimated based on an assessment of the Company’s ability to collect on customer accounts receivable. There is judgment involved with estimating the allowance for doubtful accounts and if the financial condition of the Company’s customers were to deteriorate, resulting in their inability to make the required payments, the Company may be required to record additional allowances or charges against revenues. The Company generally writes-off accounts receivable against the allowance when it determines a balance is uncollectible and no longer actively pursues its collection.
 
Concentration of Credit Risk
 
Financial instruments and related items which potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist primarily of cash, cash equivalents and accounts receivables. The Company places its cash and temporary cash investments with credit quality institutions. Such cash balances are typically in excess of the FDIC insurance limit of $250,000. To reduce its risk associated with the failure of such financial institutions, the Company evaluates at least annually the rating of the financial institution in which it holds deposits. As of June 30, 2020, the total amount exceeding such limit was $15,753,000. The Company also had cash-on-hand of $381,000 in Europe and $262,000 in Canada as of June 30, 2020.
 
 
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We believe we did not have any financial instruments that could have potentially subjected us to significant concentrations of credit risk for any relevant period.
 
Use of Estimates
 
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with US GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Significant estimates include the allowance for doubtful accounts and the valuation of goodwill, intangible assets, deferred tax assets, and stock-based compensation. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
 
Income Taxes
 
We comply with FASB ASC No. 740 – Income Taxes which requires an asset and liability approach to financial accounting and reporting for income taxes. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are computed for differences between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities that will result in future taxable or deductible amounts based on enacted tax laws and rates applicable to the periods in which the differences are expected to affect taxable income. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred income tax assets to the amounts expected to be realized. For any uncertain tax positions, we recognize the impact of a tax position, only if it is more likely than not of being sustained upon examination, based on the technical merits of the position. Our policy regarding the classification of interest and penalties is to classify them as income tax expense in our financial statements, if applicable. At the end of each interim period, we estimate the effective tax rate we expect to be applicable for the full year and this rate is applied to our results for the interim year-to-date period and then adjusted for any discrete period items.
 
Capitalized Software
 
Costs incurred to develop our cloud-based platform products are capitalized when the preliminary project phase is complete, management commits to fund the project and it is probable the project will be completed and used for its intended purposes. Once the software is substantially complete and ready for its intended use, the software is amortized over its estimated useful life, which is typically 4 years. Costs related to design or maintenance of the software are expensed as incurred. Capitalized costs and amortization for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, are as follows (in thousands):
 
 
 
For the Three Months Ended
 
 
For the Six Months Ended
 
 
 
June 30,
 
 
June 30,
 
 
June 30,
 
 
June 30,
 
 
 
2020
 
 
2019
 
 
2020
 
 
2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Capitalized software development costs
 $ 
 $20 
 $ 
 $20 
Amortization included in cost of revenues
  146 
  201 
  311 
  401 
Amortization included in depreciation and amortization
  3 
  5 
  8 
  9 
 
Lease Accounting
 
We determine if an arrangement is a lease at inception. Our operating lease agreements are primarily for office space and are included within lease right-of-use (“ROU”) assets and lease liabilities on the consolidated balance sheets.
 
ROU assets represent our right to use an underlying asset for the lease term and lease liabilities represent our obligation to make lease payments arising from the lease. ROU assets and lease liabilities are recognized at the commencement date based on the present value of lease payments over the lease term. Our variable lease payments consist of non-lease services related to the lease and payments under operating leases classified as short-term. Variable lease payments are excluded from the ROU assets and lease liabilities and are recognized in the period in which the obligation for those payments is incurred. As most of our leases do not provide an implicit rate, we use our incremental borrowing rate based on the information available at commencement date in determining the present value of lease payments. ROU assets include any lease payments made and exclude lease incentives. Rental expense for lease payments related to operating leases is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term.
 
 
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Fair Value Measurements
 
ASC Topic 820 establishes a fair value hierarchy that requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. Assets and liabilities recorded at fair value in the financial statements are categorized based upon the hierarchy of levels of judgment associated with the inputs used to measure their fair value. Hierarchical levels directly related to the amount of subjectivity associated with the inputs to fair valuation of these assets and liabilities, are as follows:
 
Level 1 – Quoted prices are available in active markets for identical assets or liabilities at the reporting date. Generally, this includes debt and equity securities that are traded in an active market. Our cash and cash equivalents are quoted at Level 1.
 
Level 2 – Observable inputs other than Level 1 prices such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities; quoted prices in markets that are not active; or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the assets or liabilities. Generally, this includes debt and equity securities that are not traded in an active market.
 
Level 3 – Unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities. Level 3 assets and liabilities include financial instruments whose value is determined using pricing models, discounted cash flow methodologies, or other valuation techniques, as well as instruments for which the determination of fair value requires significant management judgment or estimation.
 
As of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, we believe that the fair value of our financial instruments other than cash and cash equivalents, such as, accounts receivable, our line of credit, notes payable, and accounts payable approximate their carrying amounts.
 
Translation of Foreign Financial Statements
 
The financial statements of the foreign subsidiaries of the Company have been translated into U.S. dollars. All assets and liabilities have been translated at current rates of exchange in effect at the end of the period. Income and expense items have been translated at the average exchange rates for the year or the applicable interim period. The gains or losses that result from this process are recorded as a separate component of other accumulated comprehensive income until the entity is sold or substantially liquidated.
 
Business Combinations, Goodwill and Intangible Assets
 
We account for business combinations under FASB ASC No. 805 – Business Combinations and the related acquired intangible assets and goodwill under FASB ASC No. 350 – Intangibles – Goodwill and Other. The authoritative guidance for business combinations specifies the criteria for recognizing and reporting intangible assets apart from goodwill. We record the assets acquired and liabilities assumed in business combinations at their respective fair values at the date of acquisition, with any excess purchase price recorded as goodwill. Goodwill is an asset representing the future economic benefits arising from other assets acquired in a business combination that are not individually identified and separately recognized. Intangible assets consist of client relationships, customer lists, distribution partner relationships, software, technology, non-compete agreements and trademarks that are initially measured at fair value. At the time of the business combination, trademarks are considered an indefinite-lived asset and, as such, are not amortized as there is no foreseeable limit to cash flows generated from them. The goodwill and intangible assets are assessed annually for impairment, or whenever conditions indicate the asset may be impaired, and any such impairment will be recognized in the period identified. The client relationships (7-10 years), customer lists (3 years), distribution partner relationships (10 years), non-compete agreements (5 years) and software and technology (3-6 years) are amortized over their estimated useful lives.
 
Comprehensive Income
 
Comprehensive income consists of net income and other comprehensive income related to changes in the cumulative foreign currency translation adjustment.
 
 
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Advertising
 
The Company expenses advertising costs as incurred.
 
Stock-based compensation
 
The authoritative guidance for stock compensation requires that companies estimate the fair value of share-based payment awards on the date of the grant using an option-pricing model. The associated cost is recognized over the period during which an employee is required to provide service in exchange for the award.
 
Recently adopted accounting pronouncements
 
On January 1, 2020, the Company adopted ASU 2017-04 Intangibles – Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment. These amendments eliminate Step 2 from the goodwill impairment test. The annual, or interim, goodwill impairment test is performed by comparing the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount. An impairment charge should be recognized for the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the reporting unit’s fair value; however, the loss recognized should not exceed the total amount of goodwill allocated to that reporting unit. In addition, income tax effects from any tax deductible goodwill on the carrying amount of the reporting unit should be considered when measuring the goodwill impairment loss, if applicable. The amendments also eliminate the requirements for any reporting unit with a zero or negative carrying amount to perform a qualitative assessment and, if it fails that qualitative test, to perform Step 2 of the goodwill impairment test. An entity still has the option to perform the qualitative assessment for a reporting unit to determine if the quantitative impairment test is necessary. This amendment is effective for public business entities that are a SEC filer for annual or any interim goodwill impairment tests in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company does not expect the adoption of this pronouncement to have a significant impact to the financial statements.
 
Note 3: Recent Acquisitions
 
Acquisition of the VisualWebcaster Platform (“VWP”)
 
On January 3, 2019 (the “Closing Date”), the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (the “VWP Agreement”) with Onstream Media Corporation, a Florida corporation (the “Seller”), whereby the Company purchased certain assets related primarily to customer accounts, intellectual property, lease deposits and assumed certain existing contractual obligations related primarily to data processing and storage, bandwidth and facility leases relating to the Seller’s VisualWebcaster Platform. The accounts receivable and the accounts payable related to VWP and existing as of the Closing Date were not included as part of the VWP Agreement.
 
The acquisition was accounted for under the acquisition method of accounting for business combinations in accordance with FASB ASC 805, Business Combinations, which requires, among other things, that the assets acquired and liabilities assumed be recognized at their fair values as of the acquisition date. Acquisition-related costs, which totaled approximately $155,000, are not included as a component of the acquisition accounting, but are recognized as expenses in the periods in which the costs are incurred. The Company employed a third party valuation firm to assist in determining the purchase price allocation of assets and liabilities acquired from Seller. The valuation resulted in the tangible and intangible assets and liabilities disclosed below. The income approach was used to determine the value of the customer relationships and non-compete agreement. The income approach determines the fair value for the asset based on the present value of cash flows projected to be generated by the asset. Projected cash flows are discounted at a rate of return that reflects the relative risk of achieving the cash flow and the time value of money. Projected cash flows considered multiple factors, including current revenue from existing customers; analysis of expected revenue and attrition trends; reasonable contract renewal assumptions from the perspective of a marketplace participant; probability of executives competing, expected profit margins giving consideration to marketplace synergies; and required returns to contributory assets. The relief from royalty method was used to value the technology. The relief from royalty method determines the fair value by calculating what a typical license fee would be in order to obtain the same or similar license of the technology from market participants. Projected cash flows consider revenue assumptions allocated to the technology.
 
 
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The transaction consisted of a single cash payment to the Seller in the amount of $2,788,000. In connection with the acquisition, the Company assumed two short-term leases associated with an office and co-location for certain computer equipment in New York City, New York as well as entered into a three-year office lease in Florida. In addition to the intangible assets listed below, the purchase price included lease deposits of $13,000 and a right of use asset and corresponding lease liability for the office lease in Florida in the amount of $125,000.
 
The identified intangible assets as a result of the acquisition are as follows (in 000’s):
 
Customer relationships
 $865 
Technology
  497 
Non-compete agreement
  69 
Goodwill
  1,344 
 
 $2,775 
 
Note 4: Equity
 
2014 Equity Incentive Plan
 
On May 23, 2014, the shareholders of the Company approved the 2014 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2014 Plan”). Under the terms of the 2014 Plan, the Company is authorized to issue incentive awards for common stock up to 200,000 shares to employees and other personnel. On June 10, 2016 and June 17, 2020, the shareholders of the Company approved an additional 200,000 and 200,000 awards, respectively, to be issued under the 2014 Plan, bringing the total number of shares to be awarded to 600,000. The awards may be in the form of incentive stock options, nonqualified stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units and performance awards. The 2014 Plan is effective through March 31, 2024. As of June 30, 2020, there are 220,583 shares which remain to be granted under the 2014 Plan.
 
The following table summarizes information about stock options outstanding and exercisable at June 30, 2020:
 
 
 
 
Options Outstanding
 
 
Options Exercisable
Exercise Price Range
 
 
Number
 
 
Weighted Average
Remaining Contractual
Life (in Years)
 
 
Weighted Average
Exercise Price
 
 
Number
$
0.01 - 7.00
 
 
10,000
 
 
5.39
 
 
$
6.80
 
 
10,000
$
7.01 - 8.00
 
 
20,313
 
 
3.24
 
 
$
7.76
 
 
20,313
$
8.01 - 12.00
 
 
8,167
 
 
6.70
 
 
$
9.99
 
 
4,167
$
12.01 - 15.00
 
 
57,000
 
 
7.87
 
 
$
13.09
 
 
44,500
$
15.01 - 17.40
 
 
32,000
 
 
7.92
 
 
$
17.40
 
 
32,000
 
Total
 
 
127,480
 
 
6.87
 
 
$
12.63
 
 
110,980
 
As of June 30, 2020, the Company had unrecognized stock compensation related to the options of $55,000, which will be recognized through 2021.
 
During the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company granted 18,000 restricted stock units with an intrinsic value of $10.67, to certain members of the Board of Directors of the Company. The vesting period for the restricted stock units is the earlier of the 2021 annual meeting of shareholders or one year. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, 24,000 and 32,000 restricted stock units with an intrinsic value of $11.27 and $11.61 vested. As of June 30, 2020, there was $194,000 of unrecognized compensation cost related to our unvested restricted stock units, which will be recognized through 2021.
 
 
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Stock repurchase and retirement
 
On August 7, 2019, the Company publicly announced a share repurchase program under which the Company is authorized to repurchase up to $1,000,000 of its common shares. On March 16, 2020, the Company publicly announced that the Company increased the share repurchase program to repurchase up to $2,000,000 of its common shares. As of June 30, 2020, the Company repurchased a total of 160,068 shares at an aggregate cost of $1,552,000 (not including commissions of $7,000) as shown in the table below ($ in 000’s, except share or per share amounts):
 
 
 
Shares Repurchased
 
Period
 
Total Number of Shares Repurchased
 
 
Average Price Paid Per Share
 
 
Total Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Program
 
 
Maximum Dollar Value of Shares that May Yet Be Purchased Under the Program
 
August 7 -31, 2019
  22,150 
 $9.34 
  22,150 
 $793 
September 1-30, 2019
  2,830 
 $10.00 
  2,830 
 $765 
October 1-31, 2019
  39,363 
 $10.44 
  39,363 
 $354 
November 1-30, 2019
  11,827 
 $10.43 
  11,827 
 $231 
December 1-31, 2019
   
   
   
 $231 
January 1-31, 2020
   
   
   
 $231 
February 1-29, 2020
   
   
   
 $231 
March 1-31, 2020
  21,700 
 $9.33 
  21,700 
 $1,028 
April 1-30, 2020
  22,698 
 $9.02 
  22,698 
 $823 
May 1-31, 2020
  39,500 
 $9.51 
  39,500 
 $448 
June 1-30, 2020
   
   
   
 $448 
Total
  160,068 
 $9.70 
  160,068 
 $448 
 
Note 5: Income taxes
 
We recognized income tax expense of $230,000 and $310,000 during the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2020, respectively, compared to $33,000 and $46,000 during the same periods of 2019. At the end of each interim period, we estimate the effective tax rate we expect to be applicable for the full fiscal year and this rate is applied to our results for the year-to-date period, and then adjusted for any discrete period items. For the three and six-month period ended June 30, 2020, the variance between the Company’s effective tax rate and the U.S. statutory rate of 21% is primarily attributable to state income taxes. For the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2019, the variance between the Company’s effective tax rate and the U.S. statutory rate is primarily attributable to the excess stock-based compensation tax benefit recognized in income tax expense during the periods, as well as foreign statutory tax rate differentials and tax credits.
 
Note 6: Leases
 
Generally, our leasing activity consists of office leases. In March 2019, we signed a new lease to move our corporate headquarters to Raleigh, North Carolina. As we continue our transition from a services-based company to a cloud-based platform company, the new lease affords us the ability to separate our warehouse from our corporate office. The new lease, which had a lease commencement date of October 2, 2019, is for 9,766 square feet and expires December 31, 2027. Minimum lease payments are $2,997,000, not including a tenant improvement allowance of $488,000, which is included in fixed assets as of June 30, 2020. We recognized a ROU asset and corresponding lease liability of $2,596,000, which represents the present value of minimum lease payments discounted at 3.77%, the Company’s incremental borrowing rate at lease inception.
 
Additionally, we have an office in Salt Lake City, Utah, which is on a short-term lease that is less than twelve months. As a result, we have elected the short-term lease recognition exemption for our Utah office lease, which means, for those leases we do not expect to extend beyond twelve months, we will not recognize ROU assets or lease liabilities.
 
 
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In connection with the Company’s acquisition of VWP (See Note 3), the Company assumed two short term leases in New York City, NY and entered into a three-year office lease in Florida. We have elected the short term lease exemption for the two New York leases because we do not expect them to extend beyond twelve months. For the Florida lease, which was signed on January 4, 2019, we recognized a ROU asset and corresponding lease liability of $125,000, which represents the present value of minimum lease payments discounted at 4.25%, the Company’s incremental borrowing rate at lease inception.
 
Lease liabilities totaled $2,528,000 as of June 30, 2020. The current portion of this liability of $389,000 is included in Accrued expenses on the Consolidated balance sheets and the long-term portion of $2,138,000 is included in Lease liabilities on the Consolidated Balance Sheets. Rent expense consists of both operating lease expense from amortization of our ROU assets as well as variable lease expense which consists of non-lease components of office leases (i.e. common area maintenance) or rent expense associated with short term leases. The components of lease expense were as follows (in 000’s):
 
 
 
For the Three Months Ended
 
 
For the Six Months Ended
 
 
 
June 30,
 
 
June 30,
 
 
June 30,
 
 
June 30,
 
 
 
2020
 
 
2019
 
 
2020
 
 
2019
 
Lease expense
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Operating lease expense
 $87 
 $41 
 $174 
 $82 
  Variable lease expense
  34 
  43 
  66 
  85 
Total lease expense
 $121 
 $84 
 $240 
 $167 
 
The weighted-average remaining non-cancelable lease term for our operating leases was 4.5 years as of June 30, 2020. As of June 30, 2020, the weighted-average discount rate used to determine the lease liability was 3.8%. The future minimum lease payments to be made under non-cancelable operating leases at June 30, 2020, are as follows (in 000’s):
 
Year Ended December 31:
 
 
 
2020
 $193 
2021
  394 
2022
  359 
2023
  369 
2024
  379 
Thereafter
  1,201 
Total lease payments
 $2,895 
Present value adjustment
  (367)
Lease liability
  2,528 
 
We have performed an evaluation of our other contracts with customers and suppliers in accordance with Topic 842 and have determined that, except for the leases described above, none of our contracts contain a lease.
 
Note 7: Revenue
 
We consider ourselves to be in a single reportable segment under the authoritative guidance for segment reporting, specifically a shareholder communications and compliance company for publicly traded and private companies. The following tables present revenue disaggregated by revenue stream in (000’s):
 
 
 
Three months ended June 30,
 
Revenue Streams
 
2020
 
 
2019
 
Platform and Technology
 $3,301 
  67.6%
 $2,661 
  64.3%
Services
  1,583 
  32.4%
  1,477 
  35.7%
Total
 $4,884 
  100.0%
 $4,138 
  100.0%
 
 
 
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Six months ended June 30,
 
Revenue Streams
 
2020
 
 
2019
 
Platform and Technology
 $5,986 
  67.3%
 $5,326 
  64.0%
Services
  2,914 
  32.7%
  2,991 
  36.0%
Total
 $8,900 
  100.0%
 $8,317 
  100.0%
 
No customers accounted for more than 10% of the operating revenues during the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2020 or 2019.
 
Note 8: Line of Credit
 
Effective October 3, 2019, the Company renewed its unsecured Line of Credit, which increased the term to two years, with all other provisions remaining the same. The amount of funds available for borrowing are $3,000,000 and the interest rate is LIBOR plus 1.75%. As of June 30, 2020, the interest rate was 1.93% and the Company did not owe any amounts on the Line of Credit.
 
Note 9: COVID-19 Pandemic
 
On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" and on March 11, 2020, declared it to be a pandemic. Actions taken around the world to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 include restrictions on travel, quarantines or “stay-at-home” restrictions in certain areas and forced closures for certain types of public places and businesses. COVID-19 and actions taken to mitigate it have had and are expected to continue to have an adverse impact on the economies and financial markets globally, including the geographical areas in which we operate. Although our offices were initially ordered temporarily closed for the safety of our employees, their families and our community, on June 1, 2020, we began Phase 1 of our re-opening plan by allowing a small number of employees to return back to the office on an optional basis.
 
While it is unknown how long these conditions will last and what the complete financial impact will be to the Company, we could experience a material disruption of our employees and operations, a decline in revenue, a decline in value of our assets, deterioration of our customer base and the inability of our customers to pay for subscriptions or services provided. To date, we have seen both positive and negative impacts to our business. Several in-person conferences scheduled to occur in the first half of the year were either cancelled or delayed and we also experienced a delay in transactions processed by the Depository Trust Company in our transfer agent business. However, our ability to pivot and enhance our product offering with our virtual products generated increased revenue from virtual annual meetings and webcasting during the second quarter. Despite the short-term increase in revenue, the concentrations of our customer base within middle, small and micro-cap public customers make it reasonably possible that we are vulnerable to the risk of a near-term negative impact related to the COVID-19 outbreak if a substantial portion of these customers are forced to cease operations. We are closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all aspects of our business and are unable at this time to predict the continued impact that COVID-19 will have on our business, financial position, and operating results in future periods due to numerous uncertainties.
 
 
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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.
 
The discussion of the financial condition and results of operations of the Company set forth below should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto included elsewhere in this Form10-Q. This Form10-Q contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The statements contained in this Form10-Q that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27a of the Securities Act and Section 21e of the Exchange Act. When used in this Form10-Q, or in the documents incorporated by reference into this Form 10-Q, the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “intend” and “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the statements regarding the Company’s strategy, future sales, future expenses, future liquidity and capital resources. All forward-looking statements in this Form10-Q are based upon information available to the Company on the date of this Form10-Q, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those discussed in this Form10-Q for many reasons, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences (“Cautionary Statements”) include, but are not limited to, those discussed in Item 1. Business — “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in the Company’s Annual Report on Form10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, which are incorporated by reference into this Form 10-Q. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to the Company, or persons acting on the Company’s behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by the Cautionary Statements.
 
Overview
 
Issuer Direct Corporation and its subsidiaries are hereinafter collectively referred to as “Issuer Direct”, the “Company”, “We” or “Our” unless otherwise noted. Our corporate offices are located at One Glenwood Ave., Suite 1001, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27603.
 
We announce material financial information to our investors using our investor relations website, SEC filings, investor events, news and earnings releases, public conference calls, webcasts and social media. We use these channels to communicate with our investors and the public about our company, our products and services and other related matters. It is possible that information we post on some of these channels could be deemed to be material information. Therefore, we encourage investors, the media and others interested in our company to review the information we post to all of our channels, including our social media accounts.
 
Issuer Direct is a premier provider of communications and compliance technology solutions that are designed to help organizations tell their stories globally. Issuer Direct's principal platform, Platform id., empowers users by thoughtfully integrating the most relevant tools, technologies and products, thus eliminating the complexity associated with producing and distributing their business communications and financial information.
 
We work with a diverse customer base, which includes not only corporate issuers and private companies, but also investment banks, professional firms, such as investor relations and public relations firms, as well as the accounting and legal communities. We also sell products and services to others in the financial services industry, including brokerage firms and mutual funds. Our customers and their service providers utilize Platform id. and related solutions from document creation all the way to dissemination to regulatory bodies, news outlets, financial platforms and their shareholders. Private companies primarily use our news distribution and webcasting products and services to disseminate their message globally. Platform id.’s subscription platform guides thousands of customers through the process of communicating their message to a large audience.
 
We also work with several select stock exchanges by making available certain parts of our platform under agreements to integrate our offerings within their products. We believe such partnerships will yield increased exposure to a targeted customer base that could impact our revenue and overall brand in the market.
 
On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" and on March 11, 2020, declared it to be a pandemic. Actions taken around the world to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 include restrictions on travel, quarantines or “stay-at-home” restrictions in certain areas and forced closures for certain types of public places and businesses. COVID-19 and actions taken to mitigate it have had and are expected to continue to have an adverse impact on the economies and financial markets globally, including the geographical areas in which we operate. Although our offices were initially ordered temporarily closed for the safety of our employees, their families and our community, on June 1, 2020, we began Phase 1 of our re-opening plan by allowing a small number of employees to return back to the office on an optional basis.
 
 
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While it is unknown how long these conditions will last and what the complete financial impact will be to the Company, we could experience a material disruption of our employees and operations, a decline in revenue, a decline in value of our assets, deterioration of our customer base and the inability of our customers to pay for subscriptions or services provided. To date, we have seen both positive and negative impacts to our business. Several in-person conferences scheduled to occur in the first half of the year were either cancelled or delayed and we also experienced a delay in transactions processed by the Depository Trust Company, banks and brokers in our transfer agent business. However, our ability to pivot and enhance our product offering with our virtual products generated increased revenue during the second quarter. Despite the short-term increase in revenue, the concentrations of our customer base within middle, small and micro-cap public customers make it reasonably possible that we are vulnerable to the risk of a near-term negative impact related to the COVID-19 outbreak if a substantial portion of these customers are forced to cease operations. We are closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all aspects of our business and are unable at this time to predict the continued impact that COVID-19 will have on our business, financial position, and operating results in future periods due to numerous uncertainties.
 
Toward the end of the first quarter of 2020 and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we began enhancing our products by adding a virtual component through the use of our webcasting platform. One example is our virtual annual meeting product, which combines our proxy voting platform with a virtual component, allowing our customers the ability to hold their annual meeting virtually instead of hosting an in-person meeting. Additionally, we enhanced our conference software by adding a virtual component allowing participants to attend via video webcast and participate in one-on-one meetings with audio, video and share features. Lastly, we have enhanced our webcasting product to include features for banks to perform virtual roadshows, analyst days and other types of events.
 
In order to provide a good representation of our business and reflect our platform first engagement strategy, we report revenue in two revenue streams: (i) Platform and Technology and (ii) Services. Set forth below is an infographic depicting the modules included in Platform id. and the services we provide:
 
 
  
 
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Platform and Technology
 
As we continue to focus on our cloud-based subscription business, we expect the Platform and Technology portion of our business to continue to increase in the future, both in terms of overall revenue and as compared to the Services portion of our business. Platform and Technology revenue grew to 68% of total revenue during the second quarter of 2020 compared to 64% during the second quarter of 2019. In 2020, the growth was attributed primarily to increased subscriptions of Platform id. as a result of our focus on a platform first engagement strategy and converting customers which historically relied on us for services work to utilizing Platform id. Increased revenue from our new virtual products as well as from our newswire business have also contributed to the increase in Platform and Technology revenue.
 
We continue to invest in both our current Platform id. offerings as well as additional capabilities that we intend to incorporate into our Platform and Technology offerings to further advance our strategy of bringing the issuer and investor closer together. During the first quarter, we were able to pivot portions of our platform to specifically address COVID-19 business limitations. This resulted in a new Virtual Annual Meeting product, which combines our webcasting and proxy voting technology together. Additionally, we also upgraded technology of our conference software product to allow conferences to go fully virtual and hold one-on-one meetings with audio, video and share features. We believe these developments will assist us in delivering best of breed solutions to the market, but also lead us into new opportunities during this changing, challenging environment.
 
Platform id.
 
Platform id. is our cloud-based subscription platform that efficiently and effectively helps our customers manage their events when seeking to distribute their messaging to key constituents, investors, markets and regulatory systems around the globe. Platform id. consists of several related but distinct shareholder communications and compliance modules that public companies utilize every quarter when they have requirements to meet reporting obligations as well as fair disclosure to the markets.
 
Within most of our target markets, customers require several individual services and/or software providers to meet their investor relations, communications and compliance needs. We believe Platform id. can address all of these needs in a single, secure, cloud-based platform - one that offers a customer control, increases efficiencies, demonstrates clear value and, most importantly, delivers consistent and compliant messaging from one centralized platform.
 
Communications Modules
 
ACCESSWIRE
 
Our press release offering, which is marketed under the brand ACCESSWIRE, is a cost-effective, Regulation Fair Disclosure (“FD”) news dissemination and media outreach service. The ACCESSWIRE product offering focuses on press release distribution for both private and public companies globally. We believe ACCESSWIRE has become a competitive alternative to the traditional newswires because we have been able to integrate customer editing features and improve the targeting and analytics reporting systems as well as increase its dissemination distribution footprint. We believe this strategy will enable us to add new customers for 2020 and beyond. We have also been able to maintain flexible pricing by offering our customers the option to pay per release or enter into longer-term, flat-fee subscriptions. Currently, ACCESSWIRE is available within Platform id. as part of a subscription, or as a stand-alone module.
 
ACCESSWIRE is dependent upon several key partners for news distribution, some of which are also partners that we rely on for other investor outreach offerings. During the second quarter of 2019, one of our key partners made an industry-wide decision to stop accepting investor commentary content. A significant portion of our historical ACCESSWIRE revenue was generated from this type of content. As part of our efforts to expand our customer base during the second half of 2018, we began to market ACCESSWIRE more heavily towards public and private company news issuers, which we believe will mitigate the impact of the loss of the investment commentary content long-term. Absent the industry-wide loss of the investment commentary business, our ACCESSWIRE news business grew 30% during the first six months of 2020, compared to the prior year. Further disruption in any of our partnerships could have a materially adverse impact on our ACCESSWIRE and overall business.
 
 
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Professional Conference Organizer (PCO) Module
 
At the end of 2018, we released a new module to Platform id., centered around the professional conference organizer (“PCO”). This subscription is being licensed to investor conference organizers, which in the aggregate we believe hold an estimated 1,000 plus events a year, although this number has been and is expected to be reduced significantly in the near future and possibly long-term as a result of COVID-19. This cloud-based product is integrated within Platform id. and enhances our communications module subscription offerings of newswire, newsrooms, webcasting and shareholder targeting.
 
This cloud-based platform, also available as a mobile app, offers organizers, issuers and investors the ability to register, request and approve one-on-one meetings, manage schedules, perform event promotion and sponsorship, print attendee badges and manage lodging. By combining this module with the other components of Platform id., we believe it gives us a unique offering for PCOs that is not available elsewhere in the market.
 
We believe entering this business expands our current Platform and Technology revenue base, and as an adjacency, should assist in making Platform id. a platform of choice for investment banks, issuers and investors.
 
As noted, COVID-19 has caused restrictions on travel, quarantines in many areas, and forced closures of public gatherings, which includes investor conferences. As a result, all conferences scheduled to use our software this year in an on-site venue have either converted to virtual platform or cancelled all together. We have seen slightly more than half of these events move to a smaller virtual format, which in many cases includes our virtual component that we upgraded earlier this year. We are encouraged by the industry adoption of virtual technologies in general, and believe over a period more banks and conference organizers will embrace this option for more investor events in the future.
 
Investor Network
 
Over the past few years, we have been focused on refining the model of digital distribution of our customers’ message to the investment community and beyond. This has been accomplished by integrating our shareholder outreach module, Investor Network, into and with Platform id. Most of the customers subscribing to this module today are historical Annual Report Service (“ARS”) users, as well as new customers purchasing the entire Platform id. subscription. We have migrated some of the customers from the traditional ARS business into this new digital subscription business. However, there can be no assurances these customers will continue using this digital platform in the long term if market conditions or shareholder interest is not present.
 
Webcasting
 
The earnings event industry is a highly competitive space with the majority of the business being driven from practitioners in investor relations and communications firms. We estimate there are approximately 5,000 companies in North America conducting earnings events each quarter that include teleconference, webcast, or both as part of their events. Platform id. also incorporates other elements of the earnings event, including earnings date/call announcement, earnings press release and both SEC Form 8-K and SEDAR (the Canadian equivalent of EDGAR) filings. There are a handful of our competitors that can offer an integrated full service solution today. However, we believe our real-time event setup and integrated approach to our news platform offers a more effective way to manage the event process.
 
Additionally, as a commitment to broadening the reach of our webcast platform, all events are streamed within our shareholder outreach module, which helps drive new audiences and give companies the ability to view their analytics and engagement of each event. We believe these analytics, which will be a component of our Insight and Analytics module, will increase the demand for our webcasting platform among the corporate issuer community and beyond.
 
Our VWP product is a leading cloud-based webcast, webinar and training platform that delivers live and on-demand streaming of events to audiences of all sizes. VWP allows customers to create, produce and deliver events, which we feel integrates well into Platform id. VWP enables us the ability to host thousands of additional webcasts each year, expanding and diversifying our webcast business from our historical earnings based events to include corporate meetings, training sessions, town hall-type events, annual meetings and deal and non-deal roadshows. As we expand our platform, it is vital for us to have solutions that service both our core public companies but also a growing segment of private customers. As a result of COVID-19, most companies have been holding meetings virtually, which has increased demand for this product.
 
 
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Investor Relations Content
 
Our investor relations content network is another component of Platform id., which is used to create the investor relations’ tab of a company’s website. This investor relations content network is a robust series of data feeds including news feeds, stock feeds, fundamentals, regulatory filings, corporate governance and many other components which are aggregated from a majority of the major exchanges and news distribution outlets around the world. Customers can subscribe to one or more of these data feeds or as a component of a fully designed and hosted website for pre-IPO companies, SEC reporting companies and partners seeking to display our content on their corporate sites. The clear benefit to our investor relations module is its integration into Platform id. As such, companies can produce content for public distribution and it is automatically linked to their corporate website, distributed to targeted groups and placed into our data feed partners.
 
Compliance Modules
 
Platform id.’s disclosure reporting module is a document conversion, editing and filing offering which is designed for reporting companies and professionals seeking to insource the filing process to the SEC’s EDGAR system. This module is available in both a secure public cloud within our Platform id. subscription as well as in a private cloud option for corporations, mutual funds and the legal community looking to further enhance their internal document process. As this module has begun to be adopted by our customers, we have seen a negative impact on our legacy disclosure conversion services business. However, the margins associated with our Platform and Technology business compared to our Services business are higher and align with our long-term strategy, and as such, we believe this module will have a positive impact on our compliance business going forward.
 
Our whistleblower module is an add-on product within Platform id. This system delivers secure notifications and basic incident workflow management processes that align with a company’s corporate governance whistleblower policy. As a supported and subsidized bundle product of the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) offerings, we are able to gain relationships with new IPO customers and other larger cap customers listed on the NYSE.
 
A valued subscription add-on in our Platform id. offering is the ability for our customers to gain access to real-time information about their shareholders, stock ledgers and reports and to issue new shares from our cloud-based stock transfer module. Managing the capitalization table of a public company or pre-IPO company is a cornerstone of corporate governance and transparency, and as such companies and community banks have chosen us to assist with their stock transfer needs, including bond offerings and dividend management. This is an industry which has experienced declining overall revenues as it was affected by the replacement of paper certificates with digital certificates. However, we have been focused on selling subscriptions of the stock transfer component of our platform, allowing customers to gain access to our cloud-based system in order to move shares or query shareholders, which we believe has resulted in a more efficient process for both our customers and us.
 
Our proxy module is marketed as a fully integrated, real-time voting platform for our customers and their shareholders of record. This module is utilized for every annual meeting or special meeting we manage for our customers and offers both full-set mailing and notice of internet availability options. We have also upgraded this offering to now offer the ability for our customers to hold their annual general meeting virtually. This product will utilize our webcasting technology to allow all shareholders of our customers to participate in the meeting regardless of location. Shareholders can utilize our voting platform prior to the meeting or vote in person at the virtual meeting by going to the meeting’s dedicated URL and entering their specific unique identifying number supplied to them on either their proxy card or electronically.
 
Services
 
Given our focus on cloud-based subscription business, we expect to see continued decreases in the overall revenues associated with our Services business. Typically, Services revenues relate to activities where substantial resources are required to perform the work for our customers and/or hard goods are utilized as part of the engagement. To date, most of our Services have been related to converting and editing SEC documents and XBRL tagging, which has been our core disclosure business over the last 14 years, and completing SEDAR filings. Services also include telecommunications services and print, fulfillment and delivery of stock certificates, proxy materials or annual reports depending on each customer’s engagement. Services are not required, but are optional for customers that utilize our Platform id. and are typically invoiced as used.
 
 
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Our investor outreach and engagement offering, formerly known as ARS, was acquired from PIR in 2013. The ARS business has existed for over 20 years primarily as a physical hard copy delivery service of annual reports and prospectuses. We continue to operate a portion of this legacy system for customers who opt to take advantage of physical delivery of material. Additionally, we continue to attempt to migrate the install base over to subscriptions of our digital outreach engagement module within Platform id. We believe we will continue to see further attrition of both customers and revenues in this category as we focus our efforts on our Platform and Technology business.
 
In our Services business, we expect demand will continue to shift from traditional printed, service based engagements to digital distribution offerings. This was true before COVID-19 and we believe the recent outbreak will only increase the demand for digital offerings in the future. Specifically, this may cause transition in the areas of print and proxy fulfillment and paper processing of stock-records and certificates to digital distribution, voting and transfer of records.
 
Results of Operations
 
Comparison of results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019:
 
 
 
Three months ended
 
 
Six months ended
 
 
 
June 30,
 
 
June 30,
 
Revenue Streams
 
2020
 
 
2019
 
 
2020
 
 
2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Platform and Technology
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue
 $3,301 
 $2,661 
 $5,986 
 $5,326 
Gross margin
 $2,561 
 $1,954 
 $4,560 
 $3,946 
Gross margin %
  78%
  73%
  76%
  74%
 
    
    
    
    
Services
    
    
    
    
Revenue
 $1,583 
 $1,477 
 $2,914 
 $2,991 
Gross margin
 $961 
 $934 
 $1,725 
 $1,819 
Gross margin %
  61%
  63%
  59%
  61%
 
    
    
    
    
Total
    
    
    
    
Revenue
 $4,884 
 $4,138 
 $8,900 
 $8,317 
Gross margin
 $3,522 
 $2,888 
 $6,285 
 $5,765 
Gross margin %
  72%
  70%
  71%
  69%
 
Revenues
 
Total revenue increased by $746,000, or 18%, to $4,884,000 during the three-month period ended June 30, 2020, as compared to $4,138,000 during the same period of 2019. Total revenue increased by $583,000, or 7%, to $8,900,000 during the six-month period ended June 30, 2020, compared to $8,317,000 during the same period of 2019. A majority of the increase is attributable to our Platform and Technology revenue stream.
 
Platform and Technology revenue increased $640,000, or 24%, and $660,000, or 12%, during the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2020, respectively, as compared to the same periods of 2019. The increase in revenue is due to a combination of increased revenue from our webcasting and newswire products, as well as increased licenses of Platform id. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, we benefited from our ability to pivot and enhance our products with virtual components, including virtual annual meetings, virtual conferences and increased webcast demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, ACCESSWIRE revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 increased 19% and 10%, respectively, compared to the same periods of the prior year. Absent the impact of the investment commentary business, ACCESSWIRE revenue would have increased 30% for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same period of 2019. Revenue from licenses of Platform id. increased as a result of the additional licenses entered into during the second half of 2019 and first half of 2020. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 we entered into 35 and 65 licenses of Platform id. with annual contract value of $225,000 and $406,000, respectively. This brings our total subscriptions of Platform id. to 295 with annual contract value of $2,228,000, as of June 30, 2020, compared to 255 subscriptions with annual contract value of $2,033,000 as of December 31, 2019. Platform and Technology revenue increased to 68% and 67% of total revenue during the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, respectively, as compared to 64% during the same periods of the prior year.
 
 
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Services revenue increased $106,000, or 7%, during the three-month period ended June 30, 2020, as compared to the same period of 2019. The increase in revenue during this period is primarily related to an increase in revenue from print and proxy fulfillment services primarily due to increased projects associated with annual meetings. Revenue from our transfer agent services increased due to a large one-time project that was pushed from the first quarter into the second quarter. Also, revenue from our webcasting services increased as a result of increased demand of virtual webcasting products. These increases were offset by a continued decrease in demand for compliance services and ARS services due to continued customer attrition. Services revenue decreased $77,000, or 3%, during the six months ended June 30,2020. The decrease is due to the aforementioned decline in compliance and ARS services as well as a decline in transfer agent services, due in part to a slow-down in processing of transactions from the Depository Trust Company and banks and brokers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These decreases were offset by the aforementioned increases in print and proxy fulfillment and webcasting services as a result of accompanying the increased demand for virtual products.
 
No customers accounted for more than 10% of the revenues during the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2020 or 2019.
 
Revenue Backlog
 
At June 30, 2020, our deferred revenue balance was $2,015,000, which we expect to recognize over the next twelve months, compared to $1,812,000 at December 31, 2019, an increase of 11%. Deferred revenue primarily consists of advance billings for subscriptions of our cloud-based products and pre-paid packages of our news distribution product, as well as, advance billings for annual contracts for legacy ARS services.
 
Cost of Revenues and Gross Margin
 
Platform and Technology cost of revenues consists primarily of direct labor costs, newswire distribution costs, third party licensing and amortization of capitalized software costs related to platforms licensed to customers. Services costs of revenue consists primarily of direct labor costs, warehousing, logistics, print production materials, postage, and outside services directly related to the delivery of services to our customers. Cost of revenues increased by $112,000, or 9%, and $63,000, or 2% during the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2020, respectively, as compared to the same periods of 2019. Overall gross margin increased $634,000, or 22%, and $520,000, or 9%, during the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2020, respectively, as compared to the same periods of the prior year. Gross margin percentages increased to 72% and 71% during the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, respectively, compared to 70% and 69% during the same periods of 2019.
 
Gross margin percentage from Platform and Technology revenue was 78% and 76% during the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2020, respectively, as compared to 73% and 74% during the same periods of 2019. The increase in gross margin percentage is primarily attributable to the additional webcasting revenue associated with the virtual events completed during the quarter with a relatively fixed cost structure.
 
Gross margins from our Services revenue decreased to 61% and 59% during the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2020, respectively, as compared to 63% and 61% during the same periods of 2019. The decrease is due in part to lower compliance revenue associated with relatively fixed costs and increased webcasting service revenue which typically has a lower margin than other services.
 
Operating Expenses
 
General and Administrative Expense
 
General and administrative expenses consist primarily of salaries, stock-based compensation, insurance, fees for professional services, general corporate expenses (including bad debt expense) and facility and equipment expenses. General and administrative expenses decreased $125,000, or 9%, and $270,000 or 10%, during the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2020, respectively, as compared the same periods of 2019. This decrease is primarily due to a decrease in our bad debt provision of $242,000 and $373,000 during the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, respectively, compared to the prior year. The high bad debt provision in the prior year was related to reserves on accounts receivable balances of two significant investment commentary newswire customers which were written off in 2019. Also contributing to the decrease in general and administrative expenses was a decrease in stock compensation expenses. These decreases were offset by increases in personnel costs as well as rent expense.
 
 
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As a percentage of revenue, general and administrative expenses were 25% and 27% for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2020, respectively, a decrease from 32% for the same periods of 2019.
 
Sales and Marketing Expenses
 
Sales and marketing expenses consist primarily of salaries, stock-based compensation, sales commissions, advertising expenses, tradeshow expenses and other marketing expenses. Sales and marketing expenses for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2020, increased $75,000, or 9%, and $151,000, also 9%, respectively, compared to the same periods of 2019. This increase is directly related to our investment in our sales and marketing initiatives with an increase in personnel costs and digital marketing.
 
As a percentage of revenue, sales and marketing expense were 19% and 20% during the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2020, respectively, compared to 21% and 20% for the same periods of the prior year.
 
Product Development Expenses
 
Product Development expenses consist primarily of salaries, stock-based compensation, bonuses and licenses to develop new products and technology to complement and/or enhance Platform id. Product development expenses decreased $178,000, or 52%, and $321,000, or 47%, during the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2020, compared to the same periods in 2019. The decrease is due to a decrease in headcount within the development team and use of more specialized consultants. We anticipate product development expenses to begin to increase toward previous levels in future periods.
 
As a percentage of revenue, product development expenses were 3% and 4% for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2020, respectively, compared to 8% during the same periods of 2019.
 
Depreciation and Amortization
 
Depreciation and amortization expenses decreased $9,000, or 4%, and $12,000, or 3%, during the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2020, respectively, as compared to the same periods of 2019.
 
Interest income, net
 
Interest income, net, represents interest income on deposit and money market accounts, partially offset by the non-cash interest associated with the present value of the remaining anniversary payments of the Interwest acquisition. The decrease in interest income during the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, as compared to the same periods of the prior year, is due to a decrease in interest rates associated with the deposit and money market accounts.
 
Income tax (benefit) expense
 
We recognized income tax expense of $230,000 and $310,000 during the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2020, respectively, compared to $33,000 and $46,000 during the same periods of 2019. At the end of each interim period, we estimate the effective tax rate we expect to be applicable for the full fiscal year and this rate is applied to our results for the year-to-date period, and then adjusted for any discrete period items. For the three and six-month period ended June 30, 2020, the variance between the Company’s effective tax rate and the U.S. statutory rate of 21% is primarily attributable to state income taxes. For the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2019, the variance between the Company’s effective tax rate and the U.S. statutory rate is primarily attributable to the excess stock-based compensation tax benefit recognized in income tax expense during the periods, as well as foreign statutory tax rate differentials and tax credits.
 
Net Income
 
Net income for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2020 was $772,000 and $998,000, respectively, compared to $212,000 and $417,000 for the same periods of 2019.
 
 
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The increase in net income is partially due to realizing the scale of our Platform and Technology products through increased revenue and higher gross margin percentages. Additionally, we experienced lower operating expenses which were partially offset by a decline in interest income and higher taxes.
 
Liquidity and Capital Resources
 
As of June 30, 2020, we had $17,097,000 in cash and cash equivalents and $2,599,000 in net accounts receivable. Current liabilities at June 30, 2020, totaled $4,758,000 including our accounts payable, deferred revenue, accrued payroll liabilities, income taxes payable, current portion of remaining payments for Interwest, lease liabilities and other accrued expenses. At June 30, 2020, our current assets exceeded our current liabilities by $15,211,000.
 
Effective October 3, 2019, the Company renewed its unsecured Line of Credit, which increased the term to two years, with all other provisions remaining the same. The amount of funds available for borrowing are $3,000,000 and the interest rate is LIBOR plus 1.75%. As of June 30, 2020, the interest rate was 1.93% and the Company did not owe any amounts on the Line of Credit.
 
2020 Outlook
 
The following statements and certain statements made elsewhere in this document are based upon current expectations. These statements are forward looking and are subject to factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested here, including, without limitation, demand for and acceptance of our services, new developments, competition and general economic or market conditions, particularly in the domestic and international capital markets. Refer also to the Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward Looking Statements included in this report.
 
On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" and on March 11, 2020, declared it to be a pandemic. Actions taken around the world to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 include restrictions on travel, quarantines or “stay-at-home” restrictions in certain areas and forced closures for certain types of public places and businesses. COVID-19 and actions taken to mitigate it have had and are expected to continue to have an adverse impact on the economies and financial markets globally, including the geographical areas in which we operate. Although our offices were initially ordered temporarily closed for the safety of our employees, their families and our community, on June 1, 2020, we began Phase 1 of our re-opening plan by allowing a small number of employees to return back to the office on an optional basis.
 
While it is unknown how long these conditions will last and what the complete financial impact will be to the Company, we could experience a material disruption of our employees and operations, a decline in revenue, a decline in value of our assets, deterioration of our customer base and the inability of our customers to pay for subscriptions or services provided. To date, we have seen both positive and negative impacts to our business. Several in-person conferences scheduled to occur in the first half of the year were either cancelled or delayed and we also experienced a delay in transactions processed by the Depository Trust Company and banks and brokers in our transfer agent business. However, our ability to pivot and enhance our product offering with our virtual products generated increased revenue during the second quarter. Despite the short-term increase in revenue, the concentrations of our customer base within middle, small and micro-cap public customers make it reasonably possible that we are vulnerable to the risk of a near-term negative impact related to the COVID-19 outbreak if a substantial portion of these customers are forced to cease operations. We are closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all aspects of our business and are unable at this time to predict the continued impact that COVID-19 will have on our business, financial position, and operating results in future periods due to numerous uncertainties.
 
Overall, the demand for our platforms and services continues to be stable in the majority of the segments we serve, with the exception of our physical conference software business due to the cancellation or delay of several onsite investor conferences, as well as, delays in transactions processed by the Depository Trust Company in our transfer agent business as a result of COVID-19.
 
 
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Conversely, we are seeing increased demand for virtual events using both our conference software and webcasting products, as customers are opting to hold virtual meetings. During the first quarter, we were able to pivot portions of our platform to specifically address COVID-19 business limitations. This resulted in a new Virtual Annual Meeting product, which combines our webcasting and proxy voting technology together. Additionally, we also upgraded technology of our conference software product to allow conferences to go fully virtual and hold one-on-one meetings with audio, video and share features.
 
We believe these developments will assist us in delivering best of breed solutions to the market, but also lead us into new opportunities during this changing and challenging environment. The extent to how long these shifts in demands will occur is uncertain at this time, and could be longer than just 2020. However, we cannot make any assurances at this time that our product upgrade will be accepted by customers and revenue will be significant enough to offset losses in other aspects of our business in the long-term.
 
The transition to a platform subscription model has been and will continue to be key for our long-term sustainable growth. We will also continue to focus on the following key strategic initiatives during 2020:
 
Continue to expand our Platform and Technology products and adapt to this changing environment,
 
Continue to grow through acquisitions in areas of strategic focus,
 
Expand customer base,
 
Continue to expand our newswire distribution,
 
Continue development of our Insight and Analytics module,
 
Generate profitable sustainable growth,
 
Generate cash flows from operations.
 
We believe there is significant demand for our products among the middle, small and micro-cap markets globally, as they seek to find better platforms and tools to disseminate and communicate their messages, although this demand may decrease or shift in the near term as a result of COVID-19. We believe we have the product sets, platforms, capacity and ability to adapt during these changing times to meet their requirements.
 
We have invested and will continue to invest in our product sets, platforms and intellectual property development via internal development and acquisitions. Currently, the acquisition environment is very difficult due to COVID-19, however, acquisitions remain a core part of our strategy. This investment strategy is key to enhancing our overall offerings in the market and necessary to keep our competitive advantages and sustain the next round of growth that management believes it can achieve when the pandemic has passed. If we are successful in this effort, we believe we can increase our market share and revenues per user as we move forward once we return to a more traditional business environment.
 
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
 
We have no off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that is material to stockholders.
 
ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.
 
Not applicable
 
ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES.
 
As of the end of the period covered by this quarterly report on Form10-Q, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer conducted an evaluation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934). Based upon this evaluation, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective and have not changed since its most recent annual report.
 
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting
 
We regularly review our system of internal control over financial reporting to ensure we maintain an effective internal control environment. There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
 
 
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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.
 
From time to time, we may be involved in litigation that arises through the normal course of business. As of the date of this filing, we are neither a party to any litigation nor are we aware of any such threatened or pending litigation that might result in a material adverse effect to our business.
 
ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS.
 
There have been no material changes to our risk factors as previously disclosed in our most recent Form 10-K filing, except as set forth below.
 
The recent COVID-19 outbreak could harm our business and results of operations.
 
On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" and on March 11, 2020, declared it to be a pandemic. We have undertaken measures to protect our employees, partners and customers by requiring a majority of our employees to work remotely for the foreseeable future. There can be no assurance that these measures will be effective, however, or that we can adopt them without adversely affecting our business operations. In addition, the COVID-19 outbreak has created and may continue to create significant uncertainty in global financial markets, which may materially decrease spending, demand for our solutions, the viability of our customers, the value of our assets and harm our business and results of operations. The ultimate extent of the impact of any epidemic, pandemic or other health crisis in our business, financial condition and results of operations will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted.
 
ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS.
 
None.
 
ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES.
 
None.
 
ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURE.
 
Not applicable.
 
ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION.
 
None.
 
ITEM 6. EXHIBITS.
 
(a) Exhibits.
 
Exhibit
 
 
Number
 
Description
 
Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.*
 
Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.*
 
Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.*
 
Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.*
 
 
 
101.INS
 
XBRL Instance Document.**
101.SCH
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.**
101.CAL
 
XBRL Taxonomy Calculation Linkbase Document.**
101.LAB
 
XBRL Taxonomy Label Linkbase Document.**
101.PRE
 
XBRL Taxonomy Presentation Linkbase Document.**
101.DEF
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document. **
_______________________________
*
filed or furnished herewith
**
submitted electronically herewith
 
 
 
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SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
Date: July 30, 2020
 
 
ISSUER DIRECT CORPORATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Brian R. Balbirnie
 
 
 
Brian R. Balbirnie
 
 
 
Chief Executive Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Steven Knerr
 
 
 
Steven Knerr
 
 
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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isdr_ex311
 
 
Exhibit 31.1
 
CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a)
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS AMENDED
(SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002)
 
I, Brian R. Balbirnie, certify that:
 
1.
I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Issuer Direct Corporation;
 
2.
Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
 
3.
Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
 
4.
The registrant's other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
 
a)
Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
 
b)
Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
 
c)
Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant's disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
 
d)
Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant's most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant's fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant's internal control over financial reporting; and
 
5.
The registrant's other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of registrant's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent function):
 
a)
All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
 
b)
Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.
 
Date: July 30, 2020
 
 
/s/ Brian R. Balbirnie
 
Brian R. Balbirnie
 
Chief Executive Officer
 
 
 
 
isdr_ex312
 
  Exhibit 31.2
 
CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a)
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS AMENDED
(SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002)
 
I, Steven Knerr, certify that:
 
1.
I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Issuer Direct Corporation;
 
2.
Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
 
3.
Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
 
4.
The registrant's other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
 
a)
Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
 
b)
Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
 
c)
Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant's disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
 
d)
Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant's most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant's fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant's internal control over financial reporting; and
 
5.
The registrant's other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of registrant's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent function):
 
a)
All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
 
b)
Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.
 
Date: July 30, 2020
 
 
/s/ Steven Knerr
 
Steven Knerr
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 
isdr_ex321
 
 
Exhibit 32.1
  
CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350 (AS ADOPTED
PURSUANT TO SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002)
 
In connection with the Quarterly Report of Issuer Direct Corporation (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ending June 30, 2020, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Brian R. Balbirnie, Chief Executive Officer, certify to my knowledge and in my capacity as an officer of the Company, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:
 
1.
The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and,
 
2.
The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company as of the dates and for the periods expressed in the Report.
 
Date: July 30, 2020
 
 
/s/ Brian R. Balbirnie
 
Brian R. Balbirnie
 
Chief Executive Officer
 
A certification furnished pursuant to this Item will not be deemed “filed” for purposes of section 18 of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78r), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section. Such certification will not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except to the extent that the small business issuer specifically incorporates it by reference.
 
 
isdr_ex322
 
 
Exhibit 32.2
  
CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350 (AS ADOPTED
PURSUANT TO SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002)
 
In connection with the Quarterly Report of Issuer Direct Corporation (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ending June 30, 2020, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Steven Knerr, Chief Financial Officer, certify to my knowledge and in my capacity as an officer of the Company, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:
 
1.
The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and,
 
2.
The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company as of the dates and for the periods expressed in the Report.
 
Date: July 30, 2020
 
 
 /s/ Steven Knerr
 
Steven Knerr
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
A certification furnished pursuant to this Item will not be deemed “filed” for purposes of section 18 of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78r), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section. Such certification will not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except to the extent that the small business issuer specifically incorporates it by reference.
 
 
 
v3.20.2
Document and Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
Jul. 30, 2020
Document And Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name ISSUER DIRECT CORP  
Entity Central Index Key 0000843006  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2020  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business true  
Is Entity's Reporting Status Current? Yes  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Incorporation State Country Code DE  
Entity File Number 1-10185  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   3,734,502
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020  
v3.20.2
Consolidated Balance Sheets - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
Jun. 30, 2020
Dec. 31, 2019
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 17,097 $ 15,766
Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $601 and $700, respectively) 2,599 2,051
Income tax receivable 0 48
Other current assets 273 141
Total current assets 19,969 18,006
Capitalized software (net of accumulated amortization of $2,472 and $2,153, respectively) 815 1,134
Fixed assets (net of accumulated amortization of $245 and $181, respectively) 839 899
Right-of-use asset - leases 1,979 2,127
Deferred tax asset 292 256
Other long-term assets 64 77
Goodwill 6,376 6,376
Intangible assets (net of accumulated amortization of $5,281 and $4,937, respectively) 3,171 3,515
Total assets 33,505 32,390
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable 430 266
Accrued expenses 1,385 1,151
Note payable - short-term (net of discount of $6 and $19, respectively) 314 301
Income taxes payable 614 310
Deferred revenue 2,015 1,812
Total current liabilities 4,758 3,840
Deferred income tax liability 130 141
Lease liabilities - long term 2,138 2,309
Total liabilities 7,026 6,290
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' equity:    
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. 0 0
Common stock $0.001 par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized, 3,734,502 and 3,786,398 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. 4 4
Additional paid-in capital 21,619 22,275
Other accumulated comprehensive income (loss) 21 (16)
Retained earnings 4,835 3,837
Total stockholders' equity 26,479 26,100
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 33,505 $ 32,390
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Consolidated Balance Sheets (Parenthetical) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
Jun. 30, 2020
Dec. 31, 2019
Statement of Financial Position [Abstract]    
Allowance for accounts receivables $ 601 $ 700
Accumulated amortization - capitalized software 2,472 2,153
Accumulated depreciation - fixed assets 245 181
Accumulated amortization - intangible assets 5,281 4,937
Long-term notes payable discount $ 6 $ 19
Stockholders' equity:    
Preferred stock, par value $ .001 $ 0.001
Preferred stock, authorized 1,000,000 1,000,000
Preferred stock, issued 0 0
Preferred stock, outstanding 0 0
Common stock, par value $ 0.001 $ 0.001
Common stock, authorized 20,000,000 20,000,000
Common stock, issued 3,734,502 3,786,398
Common stock, outstanding 3,734,502 3,786,398
v3.20.2
Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
Jun. 30, 2019
Jun. 30, 2020
Jun. 30, 2019
Income Statement [Abstract]        
Revenues $ 4,884 $ 4,138 $ 8,900 $ 8,317
Cost of revenues 1,362 1,250 2,615 2,552
Gross profit 3,522 2,888 6,285 5,765
Operating costs and expenses:        
General and administrative 1,197 1,322 2,413 2,683
Sales and marketing expenses 950 875 1,846 1,695
Product development 165 343 359 680
Depreciation and amortization 209 218 418 430
Total operating costs and expenses 2,521 2,758 5,036 5,488
Operating income 1,001 130 1,249 277
Interest income (expense), net 1 115 59 186
Income before income taxes 1,002 245 1,308 463
Income tax expense 230 33 310 46
Net income $ 772 $ 212 $ 998 $ 417
Income per share - basic $ 0.21 $ 0.05 $ 0.27 $ 0.11
Income per share - fully diluted $ 0.21 $ 0.05 $ 0.26 $ 0.11
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - basic (in thousands) 3,736 3,857 3,762 3,854
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - fully diluted (in thousands) 3,761 3,873 3,789 3,871
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Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Unaudited) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
Jun. 30, 2019
Jun. 30, 2020
Jun. 30, 2019
Statement of Other Comprehensive Income [Abstract]        
Net income $ 772 $ 212 $ 998 $ 417
Foreign currency translation adjustment (3) (10) 37 (13)
Comprehensive income $ 769 $ 202 $ 1,035 $ 404
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Consolidated Statements of Stockholders' Equity (Unaudited) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
Common Stock
Additional Paid-in Capital
Other Accumulated Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Retained Earnings
Total
Beginning balance, shares at Dec. 31, 2018 3,829,572        
Beginning balance, amount at Dec. 31, 2018 $ 4 $ 22,525 $ (17) $ 3,151 $ 25,663
Stock-based compensation expense   137     137
Exercise of stock awards, net of tax, shares 24,996        
Exercise of stock awards, net of tax, amount $ 0       0
Foreign currency translation     (3)   (3)
Net income 205 205
Ending balance, shares at Mar. 31, 2019 3,854,568        
Ending balance, amount at Mar. 31, 2019 $ 4 22,662 (20) 3,356 26,002
Beginning balance, shares at Dec. 31, 2018 3,829,572        
Beginning balance, amount at Dec. 31, 2018 $ 4 22,525 (17) 3,151 25,663
Foreign currency translation         (13)
Net income         417
Ending balance, shares at Jun. 30, 2019 3,862,568        
Ending balance, amount at Jun. 30, 2019 $ 4 22,793 (30) 3,568 26,335
Beginning balance, shares at Mar. 31, 2019 3,854,568        
Beginning balance, amount at Mar. 31, 2019 $ 4 22,662 (20) 3,356 26,002
Stock-based compensation expense   131     131
Exercise of stock awards, net of tax, shares 8,000        
Exercise of stock awards, net of tax, amount $ 0       0
Foreign currency translation     (10)   (10)
Net income 212 212
Ending balance, shares at Jun. 30, 2019 3,862,568        
Ending balance, amount at Jun. 30, 2019 $ 4 22,793 (30) 3,568 26,335
Beginning balance, shares at Dec. 31, 2019 3,786,398        
Beginning balance, amount at Dec. 31, 2019 $ 4 22,275 (16) 3,837 26,100
Stock-based compensation expense   45     45
Exercise of stock awards, net of tax, shares 8,002        
Exercise of stock awards, net of tax, amount $ 0       0
Stock repurchase and retirement, shares (21,700)        
Stock repurchase and retirement, amount   (203)     (203)
Foreign currency translation     40   40
Net income 226 226
Ending balance, shares at Mar. 31, 2020 3,772,700        
Ending balance, amount at Mar. 31, 2020 $ 4 22,117 24 4,063 26,208
Beginning balance, shares at Dec. 31, 2019 3,786,398        
Beginning balance, amount at Dec. 31, 2019 $ 4 22,275 (16) 3,837 26,100
Foreign currency translation         37
Net income         998
Ending balance, shares at Jun. 30, 2020 3,734,502        
Ending balance, amount at Jun. 30, 2020 $ 4 21,619 21 4,835 26,479
Beginning balance, shares at Mar. 31, 2020 3,772,700        
Beginning balance, amount at Mar. 31, 2020 $ 4 22,117 24 4,063 26,208
Stock-based compensation expense   84     84
Exercise of stock awards, net of tax, shares 24,000        
Exercise of stock awards, net of tax, amount $ 0       0
Stock repurchase and retirement, shares (62,198)        
Stock repurchase and retirement, amount   (582)     (582)
Foreign currency translation