October 26, 2010
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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ITEX Files Impressive 4th
ITEX has filed its Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange
Commission and announced results for its fourth quarter and fiscal
year ended July 31, 2010.
am pleased to report another strong fiscal year with impressive
results,� said Steven White, Chairman and CEO. �We are bearing the
fruits of our timely acquisitions completed between 2005 and 2008.
Cash flow from the acquired companies largely covered the related
acquisition debt, and we were able to accelerate payments and
eliminate all long-term debt early in calendar year 2009. In fiscal
year 2010 we recorded a 63 percent increase in income from
operations compared to the previous year, a 56 percent increase in
net income, and we more than doubled our cash position to $5.2
�Income from operations increased as a result of revenue growth and
a reduction in selling, general and administrative costs,
depreciation and amortization expense. Our increased cash position
reflects our operational income and the skillful management of our
assets by our executive and financial teams.�
�Additionally,� White continued, �we have been successful in our
efforts to increase our cash position during the last two years,
providing the company with a very stable financial platform from
which to operate. As the economic uncertainty persists we will
continue to manage our finances in a disciplined and prudent manner
while investing in our future to ensure our success.
�For our shareholders, we are pleased to have commenced a quarterly
dividend, with our first-ever dividend paid in the fourth quarter.
Also in the fourth quarter, we completed a company-wide computer
upgrade benefiting our broker network and corporate operations.�
Fiscal year 2010 highlights:
from operations increased 63% to $1.674 million, from $1.027
million last year.
Net income increased
56% to $946,000, from $607,000 last year.
Earnings per share
increased 53% to $0.26, from $0.17 last year.
Revenue increased 3%
to $16.925 million, from $16.502 million last year.
Cash at end of
period increased 102% to $5.169 million, from $2.557 million on
July 31, 2009.
increased 6% to $14.869 million, from $13.981 million on July
company-wide computer upgrade initiative in conjunction with the
launch of Office 2010, expensing $129,000.
Entered into an
agreement with U.S. Bank to increase the revolving credit
facility from $1.5 million to $2.5 million, with a lower
one-for-five reverse stock split of their common stock, reducing
the number of shares of common stock from 18,027,914 to
Paid a $0.025 per
share quarterly cash dividend in the fourth quarter.
retired 4,943 shares of common stock.
Sold the San
Francisco (CA) corporate-owned office to an existing franchisee.
Subsequent to the year end report, on September 20, ITEX paid a
quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.025 per share.
(The financial statements for all periods have been adjusted to
reflect the 1:5 reverse stock split effective May 3, 2010.)
ITEX Corporation�s report on Form 10-K can be found at
more on ITEX click
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Promotes UK Managing Director
Dean Wilson, the United Kingdom managing director of corporate trade
company Active International Ltd., has been promoted to the newly
created position of Vice President, International Division, within
the parent company.
Wilson�s responsibilities will be expanded to include the company�s
Australia office in addition to its UK operations. His promotion
takes place with immediate effect and reflects the company�s
commitment to the Australian market and recognition of Wilson�s
his new role, Wilson will continue to report to Fredrick Fuest,
President, International Division. Stephen Farr, managing director
of Active Australia will maintain responsibility for day-to-day
operations in Australia and will report directly to Wilson.
Fuest affirmed, �As managing director Dean has reshaped and
strengthened the UK team and business to successfully meet the
challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing and competitive
marketplace. This has led to outstanding results for the UK office.
This experience will help Dean to grow our already thriving
Wilson added, �I am extremely excited to have the opportunity of
working with the Australian team in what is a very dynamic trading
market. Active already has a strong foundation as a leader in
corporate trade in Australia. Our goal is to further strengthen this
position making Active the number one choice for clients, agencies
and media vendors.�
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BizXchange Expands Into
Consumer Barter Arena
BizXchange, a trade exchange based in Seattle, has acquired online
consumer trading platform Dibspace (also based in Seattle), where
consumers buy and sell products and services using the online
currency called Dibits.
President Bob Bagga declared that the acquisition will enable
BizXchange to enter the private currency market for consumers,
thereby increasing the barter options for the company�s members.
Initially the two companies will operate separately, but an
integration is anticipated at a later date.
more info on BizXchange
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