cogint Provides Update on Spin-Off of Data and Analytics Subsidiary
“As we prepare for the spin-off of Red Violet to our shareholders, it is
important to us that we provide clarity to our shareholders and the
investment community regarding the strength of our business today, and
as two separate publicly-traded companies going forward,” said
The Company is providing the following additional and more recent information regarding the spin-off:
Strong current cash position of approximately
$30 millionas of January 31, 2018, of which Red Violet expects to have approximately $20 millionin cash and no debt at spin-off. No additional capital is needed to complete the spin-off.
Upon the spin-off, Fluent is expected to be immediately profitable
(i.e., positive Net Income on GAAP basis), generating in excess of
$1 millionper month in positive cash flow.
- Negotiated with lenders to refinance existing debt balance with a goal to meaningfully reduce future interest expense and debt-related costs. cogint expects to close the refinancing at or around the time of the spin-off.
February 28, 2018, Red Violet filed its Registration Statement on Form 10 with the SECrelating to the spin-off, initiating the SEC’s review period. The Company plans to announce a dividend record date upon the SEC’s clearance of the Form 10.
The dividend is expected to be one share of Red Violet common stock for every four to five shares of Cogint common stock to shareholders as of a record date. The Company expects to announce the record date for the spin-off dividend to shareholders in the coming weeks. Following the spin-off, the common stock of Red Violet is expected to trade immediately on the NASDAQ.
At cogint, we believe that time is your most valuable asset. Through powerful analytics, we transform data into intelligence, in a fast and efficient manner, so that our clients can spend their time on what matters most – running their organizations with confidence. Through leading-edge, proprietary technology and a massive data repository, our data and analytical solutions harness the power of data fusion, uncovering the relevance of disparate data points and converting them into comprehensive and insightful views of people, businesses, assets and their interrelationships. We empower clients across markets and industries to better execute all aspects of their business, from managing risk, conducting investigations, identifying fraud and abuse, and collecting debts, to identifying and acquiring new customers. At cogint, we are dedicated to making the world a safer place, to reducing the cost of doing business, and to enhancing the consumer experience.
Note to Investors Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
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is defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
(PSLRA), which statements may be identified by words such as “expects,”
“plans,” “projects,” “will,” “may,” “anticipate,” “believes,” “should,”
“intends,” “estimates,” and other words of similar meaning. Such forward
looking statements include statements relating to whether cogint has
strong product pipelines to propel the business for years to come;
whether Red Violet will have approximately
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