Evans Brewing Co Inc (ALES) aka I-ON Communications (Via Merger) I-ON Communications is a Seoul, South Korea-based enterprise software company founded in 1999. After being awarded its first of six patents by 2003, the Company has since evolved into an industry-leading and recognized developer of enterprise-class unstructured data management and digital marketing software solutions. I-ON has sold to over 1,000 mid to large clients across numerous verticals in both the private and public sectors, primarily throughout South Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia. The Company has 11 products at market that enable clients to create, measure, and optimizes digital experiences for their audiences across marketing channels and devices. These encompass enterprise web content management (CMS), web experience and service delivery software, digital marketing, smart mobility and analytics tools and energy management systems. I-ON's large R&D team has designed and developed industry-leading technologies that are compliant with global standards including GS (Good Software) and NET (New Excellent Technology), while holding numerous domestic and global industry awards and recognition from the likes of Gartner and Red Herring.
Healthy Balance Sheet
As of December 31, 2017, I-ON held total cash and equivalents of approximately $3.1 million, working capital of $6.7 million and total current assets of $8.6 million, a 14% year-over-year (y/y) increase. Total assets grew to $10.2 millionfrom $9.2 million. Current liabilities grew slightly y/y to $1.9 million from $1.8 million, while long-term debt of $280,007 remained negligible and relatively unchanged. The Company also has available lines of credit with financial institutions for up to $3.7 million, of which there were no outstanding balances as of the end of 2017. Shareholders' equity increased 11.4% to $8.0 million from $7.1 million in 2016.
2017 Full Year Highlights
Total revenue came in at $9.2 million versus $9.2 million in 2016 and was composed predominantly of royalty, licensing and customized solutions and services. Major customers in 2017 included Korean Broadcasting System, Hyundai AutoEver, JoongAng Ilbo, Samsung, and the KPGA among many others. I-ON's top ten customer contribution approximated 52% of total revenue, consistent with recent trends. Gross income was $3.0 million versus $4.5 million in 2016 due partially to a shift in revenue mix and timing of new product launches, while operating expenses declined to $2.4 million from $3.5 million owing to less R&D to pivot more towards direct sales, marketing of newly launched products, and international expansion efforts. Operating income, as a result, came in at $586,679 versus $1.0 million in 2016 and comprehensive income was $766,803, in line with the prior year.
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