The Quorum Family of Brands

Quorum is a North American company focused on driving dealership’s revenue through developing, marketing, implementing and supporting its portfolio of software and services for automotive dealerships.

Quorum Information Technologies Inc. is traded on the Toronto Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol QIS.

DealerMine CRM is a sales and service Customer Relationship Management system and set of Business Development Center services that drives revenue.

Autovance is a sales desking system that increases sales department gross margins and improves customer satisfaction for dealerships.

XSᴇʟʟᴇʀᴀᴛᴏʀTM is a Dealership Management System (DMS) that automates, integrates and streamlines key processes across departments in a dealership, and emphasizes revenue generation and customer satisfaction. Advantage is a full showroom system for both franchised and independent dealerships and a comprehensive operating system that includes accounting for the independent market. QSolutions delivers industry-leading automotive software solutions and products that deeply integrate with XSᴇʟʟᴇʀᴀᴛᴏʀ.

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Quorum is a North American company focused on developing, marketing, implementing and supporting its portfolio of software and service solutions for automotive dealerships. CEO Maury Marks founded Quorum in 1996 and brings over 20 years of leadership and business software solution experience for automotive dealerships to Quorum.

With 1,007 unique automotive dealership customers across North America at June 30, 2019, Quorum’s growing automotive dealership market penetration can be attributed to Quorum’s focus on customer service, advanced technology, and measured growth both organically and through acquisition.

The acquisition of Autovance in September 2017, DealerMine CRM in October 2018 and Oasis (Advantage) in January 2019 have not only increased Quorum’s scale in the automotive software market but will accelerate Quorum’s strategy to be a full service software solutions provider to automotive dealerships across North America.

Quorum’s products and services have been organized into four key divisions:

XSᴇʟʟᴇʀᴀᴛᴏʀTMDEALERMINEAUTOVANCEADVANTAGE
A Dealership Management System (DMS) that automates, integrates and streamlines key processes across departments in a dealership, and emphasizes revenue generation and customer satisfaction.A sales and service Customer Relationship Management system and set of Business Development Center services that drives revenue into the critical sales and service departments in a dealership.A sales desking system that increases sales department gross margins and improves customer satisfaction for dealerships.A full showroom system for both franchised and independent dealerships and a comprehensive operating system that includes accounting for the independent market.
QUORUM DEVELOPED DMSACQUIRED:
October 31, 2018
ACQUIRED:
September 1, 2017
ACQUIRED:
January 2, 2019
TARGET MARKET:
Franchised Rooftops
(Quorum OEM Integration Complete)
TARGET MARKET:
Franchised Rooftops
TARGET MARKET:
Franchised Rooftops
TARGET MARKET:
Independent Rooftops

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Quorum also has offices in St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador; London, Ontario; Saint John, New Brunswick; Lethbridge, Alberta; and in Washington Township, Michigan.

Quorum trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol QIS.

If you would like to receive Investor Materials or have any questions, please email us at Investors@QuorumDMS.com.

Investment Essentials

INVESTMENT ESSENTIALS (last updated August 22, 2019)

VISION

Quorum’s vision is to build a single, integrated, end-to-end business process solution for North American automotive dealerships that covers all of their business-critical processes.

To deliver on this vision, Quorum has initiated a build, resell and acquire strategy, which combines continued development of Quorum’s flagship XSᴇʟʟᴇʀᴀᴛᴏʀ Dealer Management System (“DMS”) product, partnering with complementary third-party service providers to re-sell value-added services to Quorum’s existing customer base, and acquiring strategic companies that provide innovative solutions that augment Quorum’s existing suite of product offerings.

INCREASED SCALE IN NORTH AMERICA THROUGH ACQUISITIONS

The acquisition of Autovance in September 2017, DealerMine CRM in October 2018 and Oasis (Advantage) in January 2019 have not only increased Quorum’s scale in the automotive software market but will accelerate Quorum’s strategy to be a full service software solutions provider to automotive dealerships across North America.

GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

As Quorum moves forward it has never had a more exciting set of growth opportunities. These opportunities include growing the core XSᴇʟʟᴇʀᴀᴛᴏʀ DMS business, cross-selling products and services to our DMS customers, growing acquired assets, and continuing to assess other strategic acquisitions. DealerMine CRM, Autovance and Advantage are high-growth, cloud-based Software as a Service (“SaaS”) businesses that can show immediate leverage in that they do not require OEM integration and require significantly less training and support to transition dealerships to their solutions.

CUSTOMER BASE HAS DOUBLED

Quorum has more than doubled its automotive dealership customer base with 1,007 unique automotive dealership customers across North America at June 30, 2019, compared to 456 customers at June 30, 2018.

SaaS REVENUE

Quorum’s focus on higher margin recurring revenues is reflected in its SaaS based revenue stream which was 66% of total revenue in Q2 2019, or $5.44 million. This equates to a yearly run rate of $21.76 million.

BDC REVENUE

As part of the Dealermine acquisition Quorum acquired a Business Development Centre (“BDC”) or call center.  BDC revenue was $1.98 million in Q2 2019, or a yearly run rate of $7.92 million. BDC revenue was 24% of total revenue in Q2 2019.

CONTRACTED REVENUE

Quorum’s contracted revenue is calculated by combining SaaS and BDC revenue and based on this, 90% of Quorum’s revenues are under long-term or evergreen contracts.

ARRPU (Average Recurring Revenue per Unit /Customer)

Quorum will continue to grow monthly ARRPU by offering integrated, end-to-end business process software solutions to its customers, thereby increasing the total monthly spend per customer on Quorum products and services. Quorum’s Q2 2019 SaaS revenue based monthly ARRPU was $1,800 per customer.

GROSS MARGIN and EBITDA EXPANSION

Quorum continues to focus on expanding both its gross margin and EBITDA by optimizing its administration costs, marketing spend, contractual arrangements, services, and leveraging Quorum’s government Accelerated Growth Services (AGS) certification. Q2 2019 EBITDA as a percentage of revenue was 16%. Overall gross revenue margin in Q2 2019 was 45%, while the SaaS revenue stream gross margin before labour was 74%.

INCREASED MARKET PENETRATION

Quorum’s growing market penetration can be attributed to Quorum’s focus on customer service, advanced technology and measured growth, both organic and through acquisition.

ORGANIC and ACQUISITION GROWTH

Quorum has delivered historic organic growth of 10% across all its divisions and will continue to evaluate possible future acquisition opportunities.

DRIVING DEALERSHIP CUSTOMER SATISFACTION and DEALER ROI

Driving additional revenue into its customer dealerships is a key focus for Quorum, reflected in Quorum’s suite of dealership products and services. Quorum offers a visible ROI to its customers as its solutions typically drive revenue into dealerships.

OEM INTEGRATION

Quorum continues to expand its Total Addressable Market (TAM) in both Canada and the US.  In January 2019 XSᴇʟʟᴇʀᴀᴛᴏʀ completed certification with Volkswagen (VW) and Audi.  The XSᴇʟʟᴇʀᴀᴛᴏʀ division has completed integration with OEM’s representing 18 different brands in Canada and 12 different brands in the US.

TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP

Quorum maintains a leadership position across all divisions with a planned 2019 product development investment of $2.9 million.

INVESTOR ALIGNMENT

Quorum boasts a strong ownership dynamic that is aligned with investor interests as over 50% of Quorum shares are owned by Quorum’s customers (dealers), management, and board members.

Leadership Team

Executive Management

Maury Marks
President & CEO
Throughout his career, Maury Marks has established himself as a visionary in the automotive retail technology industry. As one of the original founders, and as the President and CEO of Quorum Information Technologies, Maury has created a team that is committed to building and providing the best dealership management system in the industry. Growing up in Alberta, Canada, Maury worked in his family’s GM dealership. During this time, he was exposed to the facets of dealership management and the challenges dealers face from both a business and technology standpoint. In 1996, Maury’s family approached him in need of a new DMS. After evaluating and realizing that the DMS industry was largely stagnated, Maury and his partners conceived the idea of Quorum. He focused the company on the development of its flagship XSellerator DMS software. Maury earned a Bachelor of Management (with Distinction) from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada in 1988. He then received his Chartered Accountant’s designation couple of years later after articling with Deloitte and Touche in Calgary. Maury started in the accounting group and eventually moved to the firm’s technology practice where he had the experience of helping various corporations select and implement technology and systems that best fit their business needs. In 1992, Maury made the decision to leave Deloitte and Touche to begin his own practice of technology consulting. While Maury is not on business trips, he can be found in Quorum’s headquarters in Calgary, Alberta.
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Marilyn Bown
Chief Financial Officer
Having a natural flair in numbers, Marilyn Bown keeps our books in the black. In 2008, she was recruited from Belanger Clarke Follett McGettigan to fill the Corporate Accountant position. Marilyn progressively increased her responsibilities and contribution to Quorum, which earned her a promotion as Controller. Marilyn is Quorum’s Chief Financial Office and leads the Corporate department at Quorum. She overlooks all aspects of accounting, financial reporting, procurement and government relations. Five years prior to joining Quorum, Marilyn received her Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. She then received her Certified General Accountant Designation in 2008.Marilyn works out of Quorum’s largest office in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
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Board of Directors

Mick Podovilnikoff
Chairman of Board of Directors
Business Consultant
Mick Podovilnikoff obtained a Masters of Business Administration from Queens University in 1998. He has also successfully completed various degree courses in Management, Engineering, Business and Human resources from various universities and learning institutes. He has served on the board of directors for TR Labs, on the Conference Board of Canada Human Resource Committee, and was a member of multiple national and international committees and forums within the telecommunications discipline. He worked in the high tech industry for more than 35 years in various executive positions. Mick Podovilnikoff currently consults on various business-related matters.
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Joe Campbell
Director
President & Chief Executive Officer - Tricor Automotive Group Inc.
Mr. Campbell is the President and CEO of the Tricor Automotive Group Inc., which is Canada’s largest automotive dealer-owned financial services company with dealerships that represent all OEM’s across Canada. Mr. Campbell is a University of Michigan Business School graduate with a major in Accounting and Finance. He started his automotive related career with Pat Ryan Associates, a division of AON, and after 17 years with Pat Ryan joined Tricor as President upon its formation in 1998.
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Scot Eisenfelder
Director
CEO & Executive Chairman - Affinitiv Inc.
Scot Eisenfelder received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Princeton University in 1986 and a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1991. Currently he is the CEO & Executive Chairman of Affinitiv Inc. and previously was Vice President Strategy for AutoNation. Prior to that, his resume includes being Group Vice President of JM Family Enterprises, responsible for the dealer software business and he was Senior Vice President and an officer at Reynolds & Reynolds, responsible for the U.S. business from 2005 to 2007. Scot Eisenfelder ran J.D. Power’s auto retail research and consulting practice. Previously, he was a partner in the global auto practice where he specialized in sales, marketing and distribution issues. Scot Eisenfelder has focused on helping automotive companies and dealer groups improve performance for almost two decades.
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Jon Hook
Director
Senior Analyst - Voss Capital, LLC
Mr. Hook has over seven years of equity investment experience, first working at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) for five years covering Software & Services and at Voss Capital LLC for the last two and a half years. Prior to TRS, he worked for over three years at EMR software provider Epic Systems. Mr. Hook obtained his MBA from Rice University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
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Maury Marks
Director
President & Chief Executive Officer - Quorum Information Technologies Inc.
Throughout his career, Maury Marks has established himself as a visionary in the automotive retail technology industry. As one of the original founders, and as the President and CEO of Quorum Information Technologies, Maury has created a company that is committed to building and providing the best dealership management system in the world. Maury has been around automotive retailing literally all of his life. Growing up in rural Alberta, Canada, Maury worked in his family’s GM dealership. That exposure to all facets of dealership management and to the challenges dealers face from both a business and technology standpoint, has given Maury a firm basis for founding and leading Quorum. In 1988, Maury earned a Bachelor of Management (with Distinction) from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. In 1991, he received his Chartered Accountant’s designation after articling with Deloitte and Touche in Calgary. At Deloitte and Touche, Maury first worked in the accounting practice, Later, he moved to the firm’s technology consulting practice where he worked with many different companies to select and implement technology and systems to support their business needs. He left Deloitte and Touche in 1992 and began his own practice of technology consulting for small businesses. It was during this time that his family turned to him to find a new dealer management system for their dealership. Having thoroughly evaluated the market and its offerings, Maury concluded that the industry had largely stagnated and the idea for forming Quorum was conceived. Maury and his partners founded Quorum in 1996. Since that time, Maury has focused the company on the development of its flagship XSᴇʟʟᴇʀᴀᴛᴏʀ™ DMS software.
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Craig Nieboer
Director
Chief Financial Officer - Pipestone Energy Corp
Craig Nieboer, CA CPA has over twenty- five years of experience in senior financial positions with internationally recognized service and exploration and production companies including Amerada Hess, BrazAlta Resources Corp., and CES Energy Solutions. Currently he is the Chief Financial Officer for Pipestone Energy Corp. He also held the position of CFO with Quorum Information Technologies Inc. from 2003 through 2006 where he played a major role in securing the GM IDMS contract.
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Robert Quirion
Director
President, DealerMine
After almost 30 years in the Automotive Software industry, I am still excited to come to the office every day to continue innovating our product. I am a hands-on leader involved with every aspect of the business. I believe in taking care of our customers no matter what! I am driven by helping our clients with the tools they need for their business, as well as to ensure that our support, product, people and services are first class and ready to serve. I may not get it right 100% of the time, and when I don’t, I am quick to make things right.
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News Releases

Financial Statements

2019

Presentations & Events

Presentations

Fact Sheet

Upcoming Events

Past Events

  • August 23, 2019: Q2 2019 Earnings Conference Call

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  • August 22, 2019: Q2 2019 Earnings Results

  • May 31, 2019: Q1 2019 Earnings Results Conference Call

  • May 30, 2019: Q1 2019 Earnings Release

  • April 30, 2019:   2018 Year End Results Conference Call

  • April 29, 2019: 2018 Annual Results Release

  • November 16, 2018:   Q3 2018 Earnings Results Conference Call

  • November 15, 2018:   Q3 2018 Earnings Release

  • November 6, 2018, 11 AM MT:   DealerMine Inc. Acquisition Conference Call

  • November 5, 2018:   Quorum Announces Acquisition of DealerMine Inc.

  • August 30, 2018:   Q2 2018 Earnings Release Conference Call

  • August 29, 2018:   Quorum Announces Q2 FY2018 Results

  • July 27, 2018:   Annual General Meeting

  • May 22, 2018:   Q1 2018 Earnings Release Conference Call

  • May 17, 2018:   Q1 2018 Earnings Release

  • April 25, 2018:   Q4 and 2017 Year End Earnings Results Conference Call

  • April 23, 2018:   Quorum Announces 2017 Results

  • November 17, 2017:   Q3 2017 Earnings Results Conference Call

  • November 16, 2017:   Q3 2017 Earnings Release

  • August 25, 2017:   Annual General Meeting for Shareholders

  • August 22, 2017:   Q2 2017 Earnings Release Conference Call

  • August 21, 2017:   Q2 2017 Earnings Release

  • May 24, 2017:   Q1 2017 Earnings Release Conference Call

  • May 23, 2017:   Q1 2017 Earnings Release

  • May 17, 2017:   2017 TSX Technology Investor Day (Presenter)

  • April 21, 2017:   Year End 2016 Conference Call 11:00 a.m MT

Analyst Coverage

Representative list of analyst coverage

Firm: Analyst:
Beacon Securities Limited Gabriel Leung
PI Financial David Kwan

Key Corporate Contacts

Maury Marks

President & Chief Executive Officer

Marilyn Bown

Chief Financial Officer
877.770.0036 ext. 386
BownM@QuorumDMS.com

Bankers

HSBC Bank Canada
Calgary, Alberta

Stock Exchange Listing

TSX Venture Exchange
Trading Symbol: QIS

Quorum’s Corporate Office

7500 Macleod Trail SE, Suite 200
Calgary, AB
T2H 0L9

Phone: 403.777.0036
Fax: 403.777.0039
Toll Free: 1.877.770.0036

E-mail: Investors@QuorumDMS.com
Website: www.QuorumDMS.com

Mick Podovilnikoff

Chairman of the Board

Corporate Counsel

Shea Nerland Law
Calgary, Alberta

Auditors

CALVISTA
Chartered Accountants, LLP
Calgary, Alberta
www.calvista.ca

Registrar and Transfer Agent

Computershare Trust Company of Canada
Calgary, Alberta

QUORUM INFORMATION SYSTEMS INC. and QUORUM INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES (US) INC. are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Quorum Information Technologies Inc.