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VIQ Solutions Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

May 22, 2014

MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 22, 2014) - VIQ Solutions Inc. ("VIQ Solutions" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:VQS), a world leader in computer-based digital audio and video capture and management, today reported its financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2014. Results are reported in Canadian dollars and are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS").

"We have started to see an increase in business activity in the global market for digital recording and management for large-scale integrated projects which capture, manage and store digital records," said David Outhwaite, President and Chief Executive Officer of VIQ Solutions. "Our pipeline of opportunities continues to grow on a global basis in the digital media capture and management industry and we are working to convert these market opportunities into significant contract wins."

Financial Highlights for the Quarter

-- Revenue was $3.0 million for the three month period ended March 31, 2014 as compared to $3.9 million for the same period in 2013, representing a decrease in revenue of 22% primarily due to the loss of a material contract in Western Australia for our Spark & Cannon business in June 2013; -- Revenue from the computer products and services business unit was $0.6 million for the three month period ended March 31, 2014 as compared to $0.5 million for the same period in 2013, representing an increase of 23%; -- Selling and administrative expenses were $1.1 million for the three month period ended March 31, 2014 as compared to $1.4 million from the three month period ended March 31, 2013 due to the operational efficiencies that were implemented in 2013; -- Research and development expenses were $120,398 for the three month period ended March 31, 2014 as compared to $183,624 for the previous year representing a decrease of $63,226 or 35%; -- EBITDA(1) loss for the three month period ended March 31, 2014 was $15,928 as compared to positive EBITDA of $171,176 for the same period in 2013; -- Net loss for the three month period ended March 31, 2014 was $81,081 as compared to net income of $113,483 for the same period in 2013. Comprehensive income for the three month period ended March 31, 2014 was $47,638 as compared to $159,916 for the same period in 2013; -- Cash flow used in operating activities was $118,465 for the three month period ended March 31, 2014 as compared to a cash inflow of $447,757 for the same period in 2013. The decrease in cash from operations relates primarily due to a decline in net income and changes in our investment in working capital; and -- Subsequent to the period, the Corporation obtained a short-term bridge loan with a face value of $700,000 bearing interest at a rate of 13% per annum. The loan is repayable on the one-year anniversary and is secured by a general security agreement covering all assets of the Corporation. A portion of the proceeds were used to retire the principal and interest owing on the existing $200,000 secured bridge loan.



Note

1. EBITDA is a non-IFRS earnings measure which does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to EBITDA presented by other companies. EBITDA represents earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. This measure is important to management since it is used by potential investors to evaluate the Corporation's operating performance and ability to incur and service debt, and as a valuation metric. Investors are cautioned that this non-IFRS financial measure should not be construed as an alternative to other measures of financial performance calculated in accordance with IFRS.

Additional Information

The unaudited first quarter 2014 condensed consolidated interim financial statements and results of operations and Management's Discussion and Analysis of Results and Financial Condition for the three month period ended March 31, 2014 will be posted on VIQ Solutions' website (under Investor Relations) at www.viqsolutions.com and on SEDAR's website at www.sedar.com. The financial information included in this release is qualified in its entirety and should be read together with the unaudited first quarter 2014 condensed consolidated interim financial statements and the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2013, including the notes thereto.

About VIQ Solutions Inc.

VIQ Solutions is a global leader in computer-based digital audio and video capture and management. We develop software solutions that capture, digitize, and compress audio and video data, which is securely stored in a multi-tiered server system where it is easily searchable and shareable. Our innovative media processor technology allows users to remotely control audio-video capture in multiple locations from a single satellite location, allowing large-scale and complex installations to be managed efficiently by fewer resources. VIQ Solutions' technologies are installed in courts, legislative assemblies, law enforcement and hearing rooms around the world.

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements included in this news release constitute forward looking statements or forward looking information under applicable securities legislation. Such forward looking statements or information are provided for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward looking statements or information typically contain statements with words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "intend", "estimate", "propose", "project" or similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. Forward looking statements or information in this news release include, but are not limited to, management's targets for the Corporation's growth in 2014.

Forward looking statements or information is based on a number of factors and assumptions which have been used to develop such statements and information but which may prove to be incorrect. Although VIQ Solutions believes that the expectations reflected in such forward looking statements or information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward looking statements because VIQ Solutions can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. In addition to other factors and assumptions which may be identified in this news release, assumptions have been made regarding, among other things, the Corporation's recent initiatives, and that sales and prospects may provide incremental value for shareholders. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive of all factors and assumptions which have been used.

Forward looking statements or information are based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by VIQ Solutions and described in the forward looking statements or information. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from the forward looking statements or information. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive of all possible risks and uncertainties.

The forward looking statements or information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and VIQ Solutions undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless required by applicable securities laws. The forward looking statements or information contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

VIQ Solutions Inc. Condensed Consolidated Interim Balance Sheets (Expressed in Canadian dollars) (Unaudited) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 31, December 31, 2014 2013 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Assets Current assets Cash $ 696,670$ 789,197 Trade and other receivables 1,632,147 1,166,612 Inventories 3,697 4,880 Prepaid expenses 56,601 73,913 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2,389,115 2,034,602 Non-current assets Restricted cash 113,870 146,753 Property and equipment 674,557 668,832 Goodwill 1,606,826 1,543,695 Deferred tax assets 305,465 282,993 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- $ 5,089,833$ 4,676,875 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Liabilities Current liabilities Trade and other payables $ 1,307,274$ 983,364 Short-term debt 198,875 197,994 Provisions 426,753 434,108 Unearned revenue 252,428 219,769 Deferred lease incentives 19,552 18,685 Current portion of obligations under finance lease 102,620 98,396 Current portion of long-term debt 22,692 22,692 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2,330,194 1,975,008 Non-current liabilities Provisions 127,391 106,752 Deferred lease incentives 4,888 8,485 Obligations under finance lease 138,716 157,502 Long-term debt 19,697 25,370 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total liabilities 2,620,886 2,273,117 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Equity Capital stock 11,578,213 11,578,213 Contributed surplus 1,883,246 1,865,695 Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 120,558 (8,161) Deficit (11,113,070) (11,031,989) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2,468,947 2,403,758 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total equity and liabilities $ 5,089,833$ 4,676,875 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- VIQ Solutions Inc. Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Comprehensive Income (Expressed in Canadian dollars) (Unaudited) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Three months ended March 31 2014 2013 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Revenue $ 3,049,774$ 3,906,662 Cost of sales 1,856,796 2,246,161 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gross profit 1,192,978 1,660,501 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Expenses Selling, general and administrative expenses 1,140,148 1,354,314 Research and development expenses 120,398 183,624 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1,260,546 1,537,938 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Income (loss) from operations (67,568) 122,563 Finance loss Interest income 2,879 7,484 Interest expense (15,459) (7,699) Foreign exchange loss (933) (8,865) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Net finance loss (13,513) (9,080) Net income (loss) for the period $ (81,081)$ 113,483 Item that may be reclassified to profit or loss: Exchange differences on translating foreign operations 128,719 46,433 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Comprehensive income for the period $ 47,638$ 159,916 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Net income (loss) per share Basic and diluted $ (0.00)$ 0.00 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - basic 90,957,000 90,638,538 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - diluted 90,957,000 90,707,886 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- VIQ Solutions Inc. Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Cash Flows (Expressed in Canadian dollars) (Unaudited) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Three months ended March 31 2014 2013 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cash provided by (used in): Operating activities Net income (loss) for the period $ (81,081)$ 113,483 Items not affecting cash: Depreciation 49,694 49,994 Stock-based compensation 17,551 21,655 Provisions 20,639 13,659 Interest accretion on bridge loan 881 - Amortization of deferred lease incentive (2,730) (4,305) Unrealized foreign exchange gain (25,594) (819) Changes in non-cash operating working capital (97,825) 254,090 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cash from (used in) operating activities (118,465) 447,757 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Investing activities Purchase of property and equipment (14,162) (16,257) Change in restricted cash 44,300 - ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cash from (used in) investing activities 30,138 (16,257) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Financing activities Repayment of long-term debt (5,673) (5,673) Finance lease payments (31,521) (15,958) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cash used for financing activities (37,194) (21,631) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Net increase (decrease) in cash during the period (125,521) 409,869 Cash, beginning of period 789,197 1,129,107 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 32,994 13,679 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cash, end of period $ 696,670$ 1,552,655 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: VIQ SolutionsDavid Outhwaite President & CEO (905) 948-8266 ext. 250 douthwaite@viqsolutions.comVIQ SolutionsKaren Hersh Chief Financial Officer (905) 948-8266 ext. 240 khersh@viqsolutions.comwww.viqsolutions.com Source: VIQ Solutions Inc.


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