Investors Guru Featured Stock Profile - Thurs., Mar. 18, 2010

OTCBB:QMCI

QuoteMedia Inc. - dynamic market data solutions.

Consistent growth that most traders don't know they are already part of!

QMCI 1-year chart

QuoteMedia Inc. Profile Contents:

QuoteMedia Stock - shares listing, averages and distribution

QuoteMedia Inc. Common Shares Listing
Indices Internet Software & Services
Exchange OTC Bulletin Board (OBB)
Quote Symbol QMCI
Closing Price March 17, 2010: $ 0.105

OTCBB:QMCI Averages
52-Week High $ 0.200
52-Week Low $ 0.031
21-Day Moving Average $ 0.110
50-Day Moving Average $ 0.130
200-Day Moving Average $ 0.080
Average Volume (10-Day) 29,190 shares per day

OTCBB:QMCI Distribution
Market Capitalization $ 9.38 million dollars
Shares Outstanding 89,371,320 common shares
Public Float 51.31 million common shares
Non-Corp. Insider Holdings 42.60 % (as of 8/1/09)

US Insider Filings - last 5 trades
Keith R. Guelpa 87,589 shares bought
Keith R. Guelpa 17,530 shares bought
Keith R. Guelpa 132,801 shares bought
Keith R. Guelpa 64,739 shares bought
Keith R. Guelpa 2,105,795 shares bought
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QuoteMedia Recent Headlines - news releases and key announcements

  • February 9, 2010 - 11:55 AM EST QuoteMedia to Provide Market Data to InvestorGuide - Business Wire
  • January 19, 2010 - 8:00 AM EST QuoteMedia Wins Contract as Market Data Provider for Kiplinger - Business Wire
  • November 13, 2009 - 9:00 AM EST QuoteMedia Reports Third Quarter Results - Business Wire
  • October 20, 2009 - 12:34 PM EDT QuoteMedia, Inc. Ranked Amongst Fastest Growing Companies in North America on Deloitte's 2009 Technology Fast 500TM - Business Wire
  • September 28, 2009 - 8:00 AM EDT QuoteMedia Wins Contract to Provide Streaming Portfolio Management Solutions to JitneyTrade - Business Wire
  • June 3, 2009 - 8:01 AM EDT QuoteMedia, Inc. Announces Enterprise Agreement With TradePMR, Inc.
    QuoteMedia, Inc. announced an enterprise agreement with TradePMR, Inc. TradePMR, Inc. will integrate a wide array of the Company's offerings into its eCustody platform, which provides to 420 independent RIA firms for use by their investment advisors. Contracted the Company's services include raw quote and research data via the Company's DataFeed solutions, and an extensive array of the Company's content and research products. In addition, TradePMR, Inc. will provide its clients with the Company's professional and Quotestream Wireless, the Company's streaming real time portfolio management system for brokers and financial advisors.
  • February 3, 2009 - 8:00 AM EST QuoteMedia, Inc. Launches Quotestream Wireless For iPhone
    QuoteMedia, Inc. announced the launch of a custom version of QuotestreamTM Wireless for use on the iPhone, Apple Inc.'s Internet connected multimedia smartphone.
  • August 13, 2008 - 8:00 AM EDT QuoteMedia, Inc. Announces Enterprise Agreement With Penson Worldwide, Inc.
    QuoteMedia, Inc. announced an enterprise agreement with Penson Worldwide, Inc. Penson will integrate QuoteMedia offerings into platforms it provides to its nearly 300 correspondent financial services firms for use by their brokers, financial advisors, and retail brokerage customers.

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QuoteMedia Business - products, services, value proposition, customers and competitors

Products

QuoteMedia is a leading software developer, dynamic content provider and syndicator of Web-based financial market information and streaming financial data solutions, to media outlets, public companies, corporations, online brokerages, financial institutions, mutual fund companies, online financial portals and corporate Intranets. The Company licenses interactive stock research tools such as delayed and streaming real-time quotes, market research, news, charting, option chains, SEC filings, corporate financials, insider reports, market indices, portfolio management systems and data feeds, via the Internet.

QuoteMedia's stock market data feeds, news feed services, and financial software applications comprise a unique and proprietary suite of custom technologies encompassing server-side distributed applications, databases and processing. The Company also provides customizable, embedded Java Applets, JavaScript Inserts, XML data sets and Data Feed Services. These technologies combine power and depth of information with the efficiency and speed to deliver customized high quality content to clients around the world.

QuoteMedia client solutions are taylored to provide Quotes & Charts, Historical Data, Research & Analytics or News & Filings, to be as broad or as targeted in scope as desired. Data coverage includes all major North American Exchanges and ECNs, as well as International markets, including common stock, preferred stock, options, warrants, futures, commodities, currencies, mutual funds, UITs/ETFs, rates and indices.

QuoteMedia's Content Solutions - versatile, dynamic & intuitive
Quotes and Charts 18 modules
Investor Relations 8 modules
Portfolio Management 3 modules
Market & Stock Research 31 modules
News and Headlines 11 modules
Mutual Funds 2 modules
FOREX and Currencies 6 modules
XML Data Services 14 modules

QuoteMedia also provides three software applications for professional and non-professional traders. QuoteStream offers a low monthly cost, robust java application that provides comprehensive real-time streaming market data to non-professionals, such as a financial institution's clients, a web-portal's members, or to individual non-pro traders. QuoteStream Professional offers more advanced technical analysis and is designed for the Financial Services Professional. Quotestream Wireless is a unique JM2E application that offers the most features of any wireless stock market data app and is completely integrated with all Quotestream Desktop applications as a co-companion.

Services

QuoteMedia currently has 50 employees with its USA head office located in Arizona. They also have three Canadian sales and support offices - located in Vancouver and Parksville, British Columbia, and in Toronto, Ontario.

Quotemedia's DataFeed technology is built on a scalable system that aggregates, manages, and streams information from the stock exchanges, and from other information and content feeds, to power all of its proprietary applications and third party software with the highest quality, lowest latency data in the industry.

QuoteMedia's DataFeed solutions offer unparalleled speed, quality, reliability, flexibility, coverage, and service. The company's data centers collect, normalize and distribute data through its two ticker plants located on the east coast in New Jersey, and on the west coast in Vancouver. These ticker plants maintain complete redundancy via cross-connect and multiple direct connections to the exchanges.

Value Proposition

QuoteMedia is the low cost leader in the financial market data industry.

QuoteMedia offers clients the advantages of a single source, already providing comprehensive dynamic market data solutions to many Fortune 500 companies.

To facilitate effective information delivery, QuoteMedia has created an advanced, scalable model that aggregates, manages, and streams information to multiple entities, from the major exchanges in the US, Canada, and Europe, and from many other market content suppliers. This allows corporate clients as well as their customers to license comprehensive financial market information and software applications for significantly reduced costs compared to the expensive and outdated infrastructures from other providers.

QuoteMedia's aggressively priced financial data applications serve an expanding market for timely market data delivery over the Web. The Company's tools offer businesses maintenance-free applications that retain traffic and increase overall customer activity, while seamlessly integrating into their current site layouts and product offerings.

QuoteMedia's diversity of technical expertise, its agile responsiveness to custom corporate requirements, and its proven commitment to superior delivery technologies have established QuoteMedia as a frontrunner in the financial market data industry.

The benefits of QuoteMedia's value proposition are now market tested. After 10-years of successfully generating and retaining new customer relationships, this proven acceptance of the company's products and services translates into staying power and brand awareness that can be leveraged going forward.

Instead of describing in more detail the quality and effectiveness of QuoteMedia's technologies, products, services and support, the client testimonials below say it all.

Customers

QuoteMedia's Clientele - includes many substantial companies that are widely recognized
NASDAQ Stock Exchange OTC Bulletin Board Dow Jones & Company
TSX Datalinx Wells Fargo JP Morgan Chase & Company
American Express ScotiaBank / Scotia Capital AFS-Sungard
Aim Trimark Broadridge Financial Systems Penson Worldwide
ING Investment BusinessWire CNW Group
Forbes.com Zacks Investment Research Schaeffer's Investment Research
Kiplinger InvestorGuide Silicon Investor
Investors Hub Shareholder.com Uptick.com
StockMarketNewsAlert Midnight Trader Wall Street Network
WomensWallStreet Captive Network Ameriprise
Zecco Trading JitneyTrade Qtrade Financial Group
TradeFreedom Questrade ChoiceTrade
Southwest Securities Regal Securities Fiserv Securities
H.D. Vest Friedman Billings Ramsey Oswald Financial
Brown Brothers Harriman Aurelius Consulting Group Nexa Technologies
General Electric IBM Motorola
Boeing Microsoft Research In Motion

Client Testimonials

ScotiaBank - "We're excited to introduce this market-leading capability to our clients. Providing real-time financial information and portfolio management with integrated trade execution, demonstrates our commitment to helping our clients meet their goals. We conducted extensive research to find the most advanced and complete solution that could be fully integrated with our trading platform. QuoteMedia's technology provides the best solutions to our clients' needs."

- Managing Director and Head of ScotiaMcLeod Direct Investing, Marianne Hasold-Schilter

NASDAQ - "With the NASDAQ providing access to more than 3,250 securities, including more than 230 participating market makers, and with its Web site attracting such large numbers of daily visitors, the depth and quality of the market data on NASDAQ.com is critical, and we are proud that they have chosen QuoteMedia."

- QuoteMedia, Ltd. CEO, Dave Shworan

TSX - "We are pleased that QuoteMedia is contributing to greater market transparency by providing this valuable market data to a wider audience both in Canada and in the US. QuoteMedia has demonstrated their leadership in distributing TSX Level 2 market data thereby allowing more investors to have superior decision support content for their trade executions. The fact that QuoteMedia is offering TSX and TSXV Level 2 data in a snap quote is an example of QuoteMedia's ability to provide innovative solutions."

- Senior Vice President of TSX Datalinx, Eric Sinclair

Microsoft - "People are increasingly relying on mobile devices to keep them connected to important information and services, from sending and receiving business email, finding restaurants, and tracking diets to receiving personal financial alerts like stock market data. The power of the Windows Mobile platform is that it enables partners like Quotestream Wireless to take people beyond email and business productivity on their device to a complete experience for their work and personal lives. In the case of Quotestream, people can easily stay connected to critical financial information and stock market activity wherever they are."

- Group Product Manager of Microsoft Corp., Chris Hill

RIM, BlackBerry - "With Quotestream, investors have wireless access to important market data applications that enable them the freedom to retrieve stock market information and the capability to execute a trade whether at the office or on the road. Quotestream caters not only to individual investors, but can also increase productivity and enhance client service for professionals on the go."

- Vice President, Corporate Marketing of Research In Motion, Mark Guibert

Business Wire - "With thousands of member companies and organizations depending on Business Wire to transmit their full-text news releases and multimedia content to journalists, financial professionals, in or services, and the general public worldwide, it is vital that we provide the best possible analytical market data content to our clients. We were impressed with the quality of QuoteMedia's products, the depth of their market coverage, and particularly the level of support they provide. QuoteMedia has shown us tremendous dedication and top quality service since day one, and we look forward to the improvement in our client offerings."

- President of Business Wire, Cathy Baron Tamraz

Southwest Securities - "We were looking for the best possible integrated financial data solutions to meet the needs of our brokers and correspondent firms, and we chose QuoteMedia. The range of high quality but cost-effective content, its ease of integration and accessibility, and the responsiveness of the people at QuoteMedia have impressed us. QuoteMedia's solutions certainly helped us achieve our goal to provide the best possible service for our brokers and financial advisors, as well as their clients."

- Executive V. P. and Chief Information Officer of Southwest Securities, Inc., Norman Thompson

Regal Securities - "We have been extremely impressed with QuoteMedia. The seamless integration of QuoteMedia's technologies into our trading platform enhanced our client offerings instantly. We were especially pleased with QuoteMedia's ability and willingness to incorporate our suggestions when tailoring the products to meet our needs. We are committed to providing our clients with the best possible trading technologies, and QuoteMedia's innovative solutions have enabled us to continue toward this goal."

- Chief Operating Officer of Regal Securities, Robert Villaflor

Penson Worldwide - "In order to maintain and improve our competitive position, it is vital that we continue to provide our clients with unmatched customer service and technological excellence. By incorporating QuoteMedia's market solutions into our new and existing offerings, we are able to go an extra step in creating a more robust and dynamic offering for our clients. With QuoteMedia's technologies in place, we are able to expand our financial data content to provide more in-depth market information that our clients and their customers require."

- President of Penson Worldwide, Inc., Daniel P. Son

Zecco - "Zecco Trading has a very significant number of active traders on our platform, where they already enjoy lightning fast executions and 10 free stock trades every month. Now we are proud to offer them this world-class market data platform. Coming on the heels of our advanced options analytics launch, this further illustrates that we take the needs of the active trader very seriously and are building a sophisticated platform for them."

- CEO of Zecco Holdings, Inc., Jeroen Veth

JitneyTrade - "As an advanced-technology online brokerage firm, it is vital that we provide our customers the best possible tools to assist them in achieving success in their trading strategies. We have been very impressed by QuoteMedia's focus on unmatched customer service, technological excellence and depth of coverage. QuoteMedia's leading edge solutions are enabling us to provide timely, in-depth market information our clients require."

- President and CEO of JitneyTrade, Francesco Pasin

Forbes.com - "We are very excited about our partnership with QuoteMedia, and look forward to a successful relationship. We are committed to giving our readers the best possible products and technologies to assist them in achieving success in their investment strategies, and QuoteMedia's innovative solutions have proven to be ideally suited to our needs and to those of our readers. We've been very impressed with the people at QuoteMedia. They listened to our needs and were very innovative in helping us to achieve our unique objectives."

- VP and General Manager of Operations for Forbes.com, Mike Smith

Zacks - "As a leading provider of investment analysis and research, we need the most reliable and comprehensive real-time market data to help our clients successfully manage their portfolios. We conducted an extensive survey of available solutions, and were most impressed by QuoteMedia's advanced technology and responsiveness to our goals."

- Director of Product Development for Zacks Investment Research, Jason Kissinger

Kiplinger - "We are constantly working to improve our content to ensure that we are providing tools that educate and empower our readers and site visitors to reach their financial goals. It is vital that we provide the best possible financial information and analytical market data content to our audience. QuoteMedia impressed us with their ability to provide a broad array of accurate, timely market content, easily accessible and fully integrated with our existing offerings."

- Director of New Media of Kiplinger, Douglas Harbrecht

InvestorGuide - "Our decision to contract QuoteMedia went beyond the fact that they were able to provide the broad range and depth of market data we were looking for, with applications and delivery technologies ideally suited to our needs. QuoteMedia's attention to detail and responsiveness have been outstanding throughout this process, and we are very happy to be working with them."

- CEO of WebFinance (InvestorGuide), Thomas Murcko

Competitors

Company Name Exch. Symb. Quote Market Cap. EPS P/E Div./Sh. Yield
Interactive Data NYSE IDC $ 31.97 $ 3.02 Billion $ 1.47 21.70 $ 0.80 2.50 %
Thomson Reuters TSX TRI $ 36.99 $ 30.7 Billion $ 1.01 36.60 $ 1.21 3.03 %
Iron Mountain NYSE IRM $ 26.28 $ 5.35 Billion $ 1.08 24.40 $ 0.00 0.00 %
Fair Isaac NYSE FICO $ 25.84 $ 1.20 Billion $ 1.45 18.00 $ 0.08 0.31 %

Two more examples include Bloomberg and xIgnite, which are both privately held companies - that are not required to disclose their financials. Some of these companies are small, while others are worth billions.

Financial professionals to individual traders will always need customized up-to-date data software solutions for their desktop workstations, websites, mobile devices etc. The financial data delivery market is already worth over $7 billion annually, with a high-expected growth rate.

QuoteMedia's data feeds and financial software solutions rival or exceed the quality and functionality of its competitors. Small, nimble and well positioned companies like QuoteMedia can grow its market share quickly as their advantages in proprietary technologies, products, services, and support, all at lower prices, becomes more recognized. As some of their much larger competitors have had to cutback during the current recession, QuoteMedia has seen client wins because they offer much better value.

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QuoteMedia Key Personnel - executive, operations and investor relations

Robert J. Thompson, C.A., C.M.C.
Chairman of the Board - since February 2000

Mr. Thompson has a distinguished business and consulting career that spans over 40 years. Mr. Thompson is the President of Corpus Investments Inc., a private holding company that manages investments in a wide range of enterprises. For almost 30 years, Mr. Thompson practiced as a Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Consultant. He was a Senior Partner of Peat Marwick & Partners, Woods Gordon/Clarkson Gordon (Arthur Young & Co.) and Ernst & Whinney. Mr. Thompson was formerly Chairman of the Board of C.M. Oliver Inc., a Canadian regulated, publicly traded investment dealer/broker. Mr. Thompson is also a Director of several privately owned corporations and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Canada Arizona Business Council.

R. Keith Guelpa
Co-Founder/Director & President/CEO of QuoteMedia, Inc. - since July 1999

Mr. Guelpa's prominent career has spanned over thirty years, during which he has served as President/CEO of high-tech firms involved in telecommunications, digital imaging and Internet communications. Mr. Guelpa also has served as President/COO of a public company offering brokerage, financial planning, and investment banking services. Mr. Guelpa's considerable management, marketing, investment banking, and board experience provides QuoteMedia with well-seasoned public company expertise.

Dave Shworan
Director and President/CEO of QuoteMedia, Ltd. - since November 2000

Mr. Shworan is a veteran of online marketing and developing Internet businesses. He is the cofounder of Bravenet.com the Web's largest developer tools and services site. Bravenet is ranked in the top 50 most visited web sites worldwide, providing products to 8 million webmasters. Mr. Shworan is the founder of several highly profitable Internet companies, and has been a corporate consultant for several years. Mr. Shworan's outstanding record in creating and running successful Internet-based companies gives QuoteMedia a significant edge in forward thinking leadership.

Keith J. Randall, C.A.
Vice President/CFO/Secretary of QuoteMedia, Inc. - since September 1999

Mr. Randall articled at KMPG where he obtained his designation as Chartered Accountant. He was an Exchange Examiner for the Vancouver Stock Exchange before joining C.M. Oliver Inc. as Vice President and CFO. Mr. Randall's considerable experience in public practice accounting and the financial services sector provides QuoteMedia with outstanding financial management expertise.

The Development Team

QuoteMedia has assembled a talented and dedicated team of software developers to respond to market demands and continually enhance our suite of financial data tools and services. Our developers have solid foundations in many programming environments, with emphasis on Internet communications technologies. The team's responsiveness to product changes and its ability to widen QuoteMedia's scope of operations through continual advancement of the company's software solutions brings a competitive advantage to the company in times of constant flux within both the financial and Internet industries.

The Marketing Team

QuoteMedia's marketing arm extends across the Web. The company sought and retained the services of a group of professionals, with backgrounds in online marketing and financial services. Finding new clients and researching new markets for their expanding product offering keeps QuoteMedia's team on the cutting edge of financial data delivery trends.

Investor Relations

Shareholders and potential shareholders may be interested in QuoteMedia's Investor Package, Newsletter or Events Calendar. All QMCI IR enquiries should be directed to Dave Shworan or Keith Guelpa - contact information is provided at the end of this report; or simply complete this My IR Info Contact Form. An abundance of company and stock related information is also available at QuoteMedia.com.

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QuoteMedia Financial Summary - revenue growth, profit margins, earnings and cash

* thousands of dollars 12 / 2008 12 / 2007 12 / 2006 12 / 2005 12 / 2004
Operating Revenue * $ 7,277 $ 5,569 $ 3,743 $ 2,466 $ 1,010
Revenue Growth 30.7 % 48.8 % 51.8 % 144.2 % N/A
Gross Operating Profit * $ 4,660 $ 3,421 $ 2,427 $ 1,781 $ 613
Gross Profit Margin 64.0 % 61.4 % 64.8 % 72.2 % 60.7 %
Diluted EPS $ -0.01 $ -0.02 $ -0.01 $ 0.00 $ -0.01
End of Period Cash * $ 537 $ 357 $ 886 $ 670 $ 131

QuoteMedia Financial Statements - trend observations

QuoteMedia has shown impressive top line sales and revenue growth every year over the past five years. The company's Key Ratios page shows this averaging 27.14% over the past three years, and 51.12% over the past five years. Averaging the percentages above indicates even higher gross revenue growth of 43.8% over the past three years, and 68.9% over the past four years.

Successful growth companies typically go through a period of very high revenue growth, followed by a plateau in sales closer to industry norms. The point is that after 10-years in business, QuoteMedia's revenue is still growing at a high rate, over 30% for 2008.

What I find even more impressive is that it appears that QuoteMedia has not had to lower prices or sacrifice gross profit margins in order to achieve a high rate of revenue growth. The company's Key Ratios page shows a gross margin of 65.10%. QuoteMedia's high gross profit margins also appear to be relatively stable, ranging from 60.7% to 72.2%.

Small cap growth companies typically focus more on top line sales, than on bottom line earnings. In other words the pursuit of product acceptance, market share, brand awareness, industry standing and competitive advantage for the long-term all tend to take priority over short-term profits. For most of the past five years QuoteMedia had small EPS losses of a penny a share, with the exception of $25,000 net income in 2005. Adding back non-cash expenses like depreciation and amortization for the last few years, the company appears to be close to break-even on at least a cash flow operating basis.

QuoteMedia appears to have consistently managed its growth reasonably well. Expense rates have kept in line fairly well with revenue, and these additional resources have been reinvested where we want to see them - into more people to make and sell more products. Their largest expense is selling, general and administration, ranging from 50.9% to 61.8% of revenue, with an average of 57.1% over the past five years. Research and Development is their second largest expense, averaging around 15% of revenue per year.

In other words, everyone expects a growth company to grow their human resources in order to develop and sell more products. QuoteMedia's Revenue per Employee is $152,718, so the more the merrier. The trick is how to do this without getting into a cash flow crunch, or into too much debt. The company's balance sheet shows Long Term Debt of $2.05 million, or a little over 2 cents per share LTD versus 9 cents per share revenue.

Having an appropriate cash reserve and burn rate, with the ability to raise new money are very important metrics to key an eye on, at least until an earnings trend is established. QuoteMedia's Key Ratios page shows Quick Ratio 0.40% and Current Ratio 0.60%, which seems low. However, Long Term Debt to Total Capital is only 5.31%, and the annual cash flow statements for the past five years always show cash at the beginning and end of each year ranging from $131k to $886k.

We look forward to reviewing the company's 2009 full-year financials this spring.

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QuoteMedia Comments and Observations - stock, company, and disclosure

Stock

QuoteMedia's stock trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the ticker symbol QMCI, with a 52-week trading range of $0.20 to $0.031. InvestorsGuru.com added QMCI to its Top 30 Small Cap Stocks watchlist at $0.055 on March 30, 2009, up 91% so far as of yesterday's $0.105 closing price.

We first started looking at QMCI not as a potential stock to follow, but because InvestorsGuru.com now depends on QuoteMedia's financial data services. In other words our interest in QMCI at first was only to find out if the company would be around to supply our website's needs.

As with any low priced penny stock, our first priority was to check into the company's financial situation. More specifically we looked at QuoteMedia's track record of growing sales, protecting gross profit margins, keeping expenses in line, reasonable levels of debt and share issuances, with adequate cash on hand. See above, Financial Summary and Financial Statements trend observations.

Penny stocks in general often have business plans that are mostly uproven conceptual speculations. It's not that often that we find a nickle stock like QMCI with a real business that is easy to understand, and with consistently growing revenues for the last 10-years.

Why then was QMCI only a five-cent stock? My first thought was there must be a gazillion shares issued. My screen shows around 90 million shares outstanding, with over 42% held by insiders, and only 51 million shares in the public float. No real issue there.

QMCI average daily trading volume is under 30k shares, and I've seen this fluctuate from zero to hundreds of thousands of shares traded per day. My guess for why the volume seems low is that most institutional investors don't follow penny stocks, and day traders tend to stay away until they see volume spikes. This has little to nothing to do with the value of QuoteMedia's business, the company or QMCI shares.

Any penny stock is a speculation, period! That said, after becoming more familiar with the company I would characterize QMCI not as a day trading stock, but as a quiet near to mid-term bottom fisher stock trading significantly lower than it has in the past. With a market capitalization of only $9 million and revenue already over $7 million, you may want to put QMCI on your stock radar. You should research further if you believe the company will continue growing its top line revenue at a high rate, and if you believe the market will finally start translating this growth into expected positive cash flow and bottom line earnings.

Company

From a products, pricing and people perspective, we can speak to this in detail on a personal experience level. The original InvestorsGuru.com was an award winning website started in 1995 that provided stock quotes and indices from one vendor, charts from another, and news from several sources. Content integration was sometimes buggy or simply crashed, and had to be regularly updated with little or no support. Customization to meet our website's look and feel was usually very limited.

With the redesign and re-launch of InvestorsGuru.com last year, we wanted an affordable all-in-one financial data solution - if this was possible without sacrificing the scope or quality of data. We didn't want to deal with multiple data vendors any longer, each with their own paperwork and software protocols for our web designers to run-up billable hours interpreting and implementing. After an exhaustive review of financial data providers, Investors Guru chose QuoteMedia as its sole provider of stock market data.

QuoteMedia now provides all our quotes, indices, charts and news at InvestorsGuru.com, and with much more detail and user options that were not previously available. We were so impressed with the breadth and quality of QuoteMedia's financial data that we added "The Ultimate Stock Research Site" to our motto, which I will explain.

Before last year we offered just snap-shot stock quotes, and now we offer Detailed Quotes on common stock, preferred stock, options, warrants, futures, commodities, currencies, mutual funds, UITs/ETFs, rates and indices. Before we offered simple 1-year line charts, and now we offer dynamic and java Line, OHLC, Bar, Candle and Area charts for today, 5-day, 2-week, 1-month, 2-month, 3-month, 6-month, 1-year, 2-year, 3-year, 4-year, 5-year to 10-years, with several technical analysis features.

Before last year we offered general market news headlines on our homepage, and now we offer up to the second market and company news headlines, organzied by our small cap stock themes, that popup the full story with further options when the headline is clicked. We also offer news menus to display specific news feeds from 38 Sectors or 26 Topics. Before we offered company news releases by symbol from one or two newswire feeds, and now we offer company news releases by symbol, markets, and other categories, from 46 different newsfeeds including most major newswires.

Many stock market related sites offer quotes, charts and news to some degree, but that's about it. To properly research and value a stock, the company, and its business, you need more financial data including: financial reports (income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements), exchange filings, insider transactions, analyst reviews, earnings estimates, historical data, option chains, trade time and sales etc. Very few financial sites offer all of this, however QuoteMedia does and now InvestorsGuru.com does too.

We have integrated some of QuoteMedia's elegant content modules into our homepage. This includes quote tables, tab charts and logo banner quotes that are used to display indices, commodities, foreign exchange, currency converter, editable watch-list and market movers. We also access QuoteMedia's raw quote feed to populate data fields in our own software applications, including our Top 30 Small Cap Stocks, Past Small Caps, and DJIA Value Ranked stock-watch lists, and for our members My Portolio, My Watchlist and My Alerts holdings tables shown on our website and emailed daily.

QuoteMedia has exceeded our expectations as an all-in-one financial data provider. Their software applications and content modules are extremely flexible in terms of customizing them to look and work the way we want. As for reliability, there hasn't been any data downtime over the past year. In fact the only glitch I know of is with their symbol search and watch-list pop-ups when using IE8, a result of an Internet Explorer browser upgrade.

QuoteMedia's support is always professional. Instead of automated email replies, a real person calls or emails that same day. We wanted to build as much as possible into the new InvestorsGuru.com, and as we pushed the limits it was refreshing to be told how, not if, something could be done.

The new InvestorsGuru.com offers many times more financial content than before, at a very reasonable price that affords us continuing to offer all of this to our site visitors and members for free. What else could we ask for!

Disclosure

Investors Guru has not been compensated in cash or in shares to write this report.

Investors Guru has entered into a Financial Data Provisions Licensing Agreement with QuoteMedia Inc. This involves us paying monthly fees to the company for financial data, software applications and support services for the InvestorsGuru.com website. As such, we recognize and caution that this business relationship may represent bias or be seen as a conflict of interest in regards to our following QMCI as one of our featured stocks.

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QuoteMedia Contact Information - head office, sales and marketing, investor relations

QuoteMedia Inc. Head Office
Phone : (480) 905-7311
Fax : (480) 905-7207
Address : 17100 East Shea Boulevard,
Suite 230, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268 USA

QuoteMedia Inc. Sales and Marketing
Toll Free : (877) 311-9911
Email : ContactUs@QuoteMedia.com
Website : www.QuoteMedia.com

QuoteMedia Inc. Investor Relations
Name : Dave Shworan Keith Guelpa
Email : Dave@QuoteMedia.com KGuelpa@QuoteMedia.com
Phone : (877) 311-9911 ext. 101 (480) 905-7311

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