01 Communique Provides Quarterly Update on Business Developments and Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / January 14, 2021 / 01 Communique Laboratory Inc. (the "Company") (TSXV:ONE)(OTCQB:OONEF) is pleased to report that the Company made significant developments throughout 2020 to help ensure the successful commercialization of its IronCAP™ technology and build revenue from its remote access service business.

Andrew Cheung, 01 Communique CEO, stated, "We are pleased with our developmental and commercialization progress in 2020 and our new business partnership arrangements that showcase our IronCAP™ products. Our goal is to offer products with the most advanced and secure quantum safe cryptographic system available, and as such, we have developed what we believe to be the first-to-market enterprise level cybersecurity software for the quantum computing era. Our strong partnerships show there is confidence and reliability in our IronCAP™ and IronCAP X™ products. In 2021, we will continue to focus on adding more partnerships to increase our visibility, product use and revenue growth."

Business Development Highlights:
In 2020, the Company focused on the key initiatives of its fiscal 2021-2025 business plan designed to achieve growth in revenues and earnings. The Company continued working to help ensure the successful commercialization of IronCAP X™ and IronCAP™ API by securing major new global enterprise partners and expects to add more new partners throughout fiscal 2021 and beyond. Discussions with other leading technology firms are currently in progress.

Highlights of fiscal 2020 are as follows:
On October 19, 2020, the Company commenced trading on the OTCQB market which the Company believes will increase visibility to U.S. investors and provide improved liquidity for investors in all jurisdictions.

On April 23, 2020, the IronCAP X™ personal usage end-to-end email encryption/authenticity product was made available free to individual subscribers through a simple download from our web site. The Company believes it to be the world's first product of its kind that is safe against conventional and future quantum computer attacks addressing the growing concern about email authenticity and personal information that can be collected, shared, and maliciously hacked. Version 1.1 was released in August 2020.

On July 20, 2020, the Company signed a partnership agreement with a global technology and system integration company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. Under the agreement, 01 Communique would provide tools to showcase the strength of IronCAP™ cryptographic system ensuring safety against cyber-attacks.

On October 29, 2020, 01 Communique entered a joint business relationship with PwC, one of the world's leading professional services firm, to bring IronCAP™'s post-quantum cryptography technology and its related services to enterprise customers.

On December 8, 2020, 01 Communique and ixFintech announced the introduction of the world's first quantum-safe Bitcoin ATM machine, DAEM (Digital Asset Exchange Machine) by ixFintech, using IronCAP™'s quantum-safe cryptographic technology. The work is the result of a previous MOU with ixFintech to adopt IronCAP™ as their quantum computing security solution in the development of future technology solutions.

On December 14, 2020, the Company signed a partnership agreement with U.K. based Mirata Ltd. to provide patent-pending IronCAP™ post-quantum cybersecurity technology to their web-based technology solutions. Mirata services and solutions include email security, website hosting and server management, e-learning, web software and application development, etc. using both a cloud-based platform and a single-server platform.

In March 2020, the Company along with business partner Hitachi Solutions Create announced a 3-month free usage offer of DoMobile remote access services in Japan. DoMobile, which is marketed by Hitachi Solutions Create, is based on our I'm InTouch remote access service. The offer was intended to support the business community with increased telecommunications usage during the coronavirus pandemic. User numbers and revenue for DoMobile increased substantially during fiscal 2020.

On June 9, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") issued the Company a receipt for its Patent Application No.16/893,709 for a Cryptographic System and Method that facilitates sending encrypted emails to a recipient. In August IronCAP X™ v1.1 was released utilizing the June 9th patent application, offering a personal usage email encryption with a "seamless invitation" to automatically insert an invitation to non-IronCAP X™ recipients to join IronCAP X™ and read the encrypted message. The end-to-end encryption of emails in IronCAP X™ offers complete protection and privacy for all our emails; including attachments.

On October 7, 2020, the Company entered into a non-binding agreement for a drawdown equity facility of up to $5 million with Alumina Partners (Ontario) Ltd. ("Alumina Partners"), a subsidiary of Alumina Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm. The agreement was structured with the goal to provide the Company quick access to capital when required. The agreement provides for equity private placement offerings, to be conducted in drawdowns of up to $250,000 per tranche over a period of 24 months with the timing of each tranche to be made by the Company at its sole discretion. The amount and terms of each tranche will be subject to the mutual agreement of the Company and Alumina Partners.

Fiscal 2020 results:
The Company reported a comprehensive loss for fiscal 2020 of $657,168 (2019 - $313,757). The Company reduced its adjusted loss by $71,868 for the year to $538,938 from $610,806 in 2019. The adjusted loss excludes stock-based compensation of $112,390 (2019 - $139,384) and depreciation of $5,840 (2019 -$5,376) which are non-cash expenses and the one-time reversal of an accrued liability which had been included in 2019 of $441,809. While the Company made a larger investment in the development and commercialization of its IronCAP™ technology during fiscal 2020 with an increase in operating expenses there was also an increase in revenue from its remote access service which allowed the Company to reduce its adjusted loss for the year.

The Company strengthened its balance sheet during the year completing the year with $1,022,337 of cash, cash equivalents and guaranteed investment certificate.

Fourth quarter 2020 results:
For the fourth quarter the Company reported a comprehensive loss of $173,827 compared to a profit in 2019 of $238,494. The adjusted loss for the quarter was $156,687 59 (2019 - $177,070) a reduction of $20,383. The adjusted loss excludes the one-time reversal of an accrued liability in 2019 as well as non cash operating expenses.

Revenue for the quarter was $171,964 compared to $80,832 in 2019 an increase of $91,132 a result of an increase in revenue from the Company's remote access service business.

Cash operating expenses to operate the business (excludes stock-based compensation, depreciation and amortization and withholding tax), for the fourth quarter were $285,199 (2019 - $237,254) an increase of $47,945. The Company continues to make an investment in the development of products based on its IronCAP™ technology and hence an increase in research and development costs. SG&A increased as there were additional costs incurred during the quarter pertaining to listing the Company's common shares on the OTCQB market. In addition, the Company is executing on sales and marketing activities to commercialize IronCAP X™ as well as continuing in efforts to build partnerships with companies for the integration of the IronCAP™ API with third party applications.

Conference Call Reminder and Information:
01 Communique will host a live teleconference allowing for questions and answers later today at 10:00AM EST to discuss the Company's results as well as providing an update on the business prospects for IronCAP™ and IronCAP X™.

January 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Dial in Numbers:

Within Canada (647) 374-4685 or (647) 558-0588
Within the USA (646) 558 8656 or (669) 900 9128
Webinar ID when prompted is 832 7263 0612
Passcode: 724051661

About 01 Communique
Established in 1992, 01 Communique (TSXV:ONE)(OTCQB:OONEF) has always been at the forefront of technology. The Company's cyber security business unit focuses on post-quantum cybersecurity with the development of its IronCAP™ technology. IronCAP™'s patent-pending cryptographic system is an advanced Goppa code-based post-quantum cryptographic technology that can be implemented on classical computer systems as we know them today while at the same time can also safeguard against attacks in the future post-quantum world of computing. The Company's remote access business unit provides its customers with a suite of secure remote access services and products under its I'm InTouch and I'm OnCall product offerings. The remote access offerings are protected in the U.S.A. by its patents #6,928,479 / #6,938,076 / #8,234,701; in Canada by its patents #2,309,398 / #2,524,039 and in Japan by its patent #4,875,094. For more information, visit the Company's web site at www.ironcap.ca and www.01com.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
Certain statements in this news release may constitute "forward-looking" statements which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. When used in this news release, such statements use such words as "may", "will", "expect", "believe", "plan", "intend", "are confident" and other similar terminology. Such statements include statements regarding the commercial success of IronCAP X™, the future of quantum computers and their impact on the Company's product offering, the functionality of the Company's products and the intended product lines for the Company's technology and the potential licensing of the Company's technology. These statements reflect current expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speak only as of the date of this news release. Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether or not such results will be achieved. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the factors discussed under "Risk and Uncertainties" in the Company's Management`s Discussion and Analysis document filed on SEDAR. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based upon what management of the Company believes are reasonable assumptions, the Company cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.

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

INVESTOR CONTACT:
Brian Stringer
Chief Financial Officer
01 Communique
(905) 795-2888 x204
Brian.stringer@01com.com

 

01 Communique Laboratory Inc.
SELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
As of October 31, 2020 and October 31, 2019

 
   31-Oct-20    31-Oct-19 
          
Assets         
Current assets         
Cash and cash equivalents  962,337    283,712 
Guaranteed investment certificate    60,000      300,000 
Accounts receivable    202,974      96,055 
Prepaid expenses and other assets    25,343      11,124 
     1,250,654      690,891 
                
Right-of-use asset    19,339      - 
Plant and equipment    15,914      16,335 
                
Total assets  1,285,907    707,226 
                
Liabilities and Shareholders' Deficit               
                
Current liabilities               
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities  151,111    140,962 
Deferred revenue    7,679      8,907 
Lease liability    18,704      - 
Liability component of debenture    -      390,703 
     117,494      540,572 
Shareholders' deficit               
Share capital    43,408,952      41,414,233 
Contributed surplus    5,704,436      5,668,916 
Warrants    266,135      598,247 
Compensation options    -      99,200 
Equity    (48,271,110)    (47,613,942)
     1,108,413      166,654 
                
Total liabilities and shareholders' deficit  1,285,907    707,226 


01 Communique Laboratory Inc.
SELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income
For the 3 and 12 month periods ended October 31, 2020 and 2019

   for the 3 months ended     for the years ended  
   31-Oct-20    31-Oct-19    31-Oct-20    31-Oct-19 
                    
Revenue  171,964    80,832    521,791    283,107 
Expenses:                               
Selling, general and administrative    170,377      158,532      586,101      562,200 
Research and development    131,962      104,967      455,177      384,007 
Withholding taxes    16,633      6,334      50,805      24,635 
     318,972      269,833      1,092,083      970,842 
                                
Loss before accretion of liability component of debenture, interest, other income and expense    (147,008)    (189,001)    (570,292)    (687,735)
Interest on debenture    12,718      15,000      57,718      60,000 
Accretion on liability portion of debenture    17,165      4,320      30,997      17,731 
Loss before other income and expense    (176,891)    (208,321)    (659,007)    (765,466)
Interest income    2,155      5,006      3,030      9,900 
Interest expense    (909)    -      1,191      - 
Reversal of accrued liability    -      441,809      -      441,809 
Profit (loss) for the period and comprehensive profit (loss)  (173,827)  238,494    (657,168)  (313,757)
                                
Basic loss per common share  (0.00)  0.00    (0.01)  (0.00)
Diluted loss per common share  (0.00)  0.00    (0.01)  (0.00)
                                
Weighted average number of common shares                               
Basic    86,125,334      80,212,646      81,720,040      77,488,373 
Diluted    86,125,334      80,212,646      81,720,040      77,488,373 


01 Communique Laboratory Inc.
SELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
For the 3 and 12 month periods ended October 31, 2020 and 2019

  for the 3 months ended  for the years ended 
   31-Oct-20    31-Oct-19    31-Oct-20    31-Oct-19 
Cash provided by (used in):                   
                    
Operating activities:                   
Comprehensive loss for the period  (173,827)  238,494    (657,168)  (313,757)
                             
Adjustments to reconcile loss for the period to net cash flows from operating activities:                            
Depreciation of property and equipment    1,500      1,439      5,840      5,376 
Amortization of right-of-use asset    11,061      -      44,244      - 
Stock-based compensation expense    15,640      24,806      112,390      139,384 
Accretion on liability portion of debenture    17,165      4,320      30,997      17,731 
Change in non-cash working capital    71,123      (385,574)    (112,217)    (481,346)
     (57,338)    (116,515)    (575,914)    (632,612)
                             
Financing activities:                            
Exercise of stock options    92,500      2,500      92,500      2,500 
Exercise of warrants    788,775      -      788,775      - 
Exercise of compensation options    140,000      -      140,000      - 
Exercise of debenture warrants    52,000      -      52,000      - 
Redemption of debenture    (200,000)    -      (200,000)    - 
Proceeds from private placement    -      -      202,000      437,000 
Issuance costs on private placement    -      -      (10,438)    (31,279)
Lease payments made    (11,778)    -      (44,879)    - 
Total cash provided by financing activities    861,497      2,500      1,019,958      408,221 
                             
Investing activities:                            
Proceeds from guaranteed investment certificate    50,000      -      360,000      700,000 
Purchase of guaranteed investment certificate            (100,000)    (120,000)    (300,000)
Purchase of property and equipment    (3,002)    (311)    (5,419)    (5,657)
     46,998      (100,311)    234,581      394,343 
Increase in cash and cash equivalents    851,157      (214,326)    678,625      169,952 
                             
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period    111,180      498,038      283,712      113,760 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period  962,337    283,712    962,337    283,712 


SOURCE: 01 Communique Laboratory, Inc.



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