This excerpt taken from the DRIV 10-K filed Mar 16, 2005.
We have a history of losses.
We were incorporated in February 1994 and conducted our first online sale through a clients Web store in August 1996. We have been in business for approximately 44 quarters, but have only sustained profitability for the last ten quarters through December 31, 2004, and have incurred significant losses since we were formed. As of December 31, 2004, we had an accumulated deficit of approximately $51.2 million. Our limited profitable operating history makes it difficult to evaluate our ability to sustain profitability in the future.
The success of our business model depends upon our success in generating sufficient transaction and service fees from the use of our e-commerce solutions by existing and future clients. Accordingly, we must maintain our existing relationships and develop new relationships with software publishers, online retailers and physical goods clients. To achieve this goal, we intend to continue to expend significant financial and management resources on the development of additional services, sales and marketing, improved technology and expanded operations. If we are unable to maintain existing, and develop new, client relationships, we will not generate a profitable return on our investments and we will be unable to gain meaningful market share to justify those investments. Further, we may be unable to sustain profitability if our revenues decrease or increase at a slower rate than expected, or if operating expenses exceed our expectations and cannot be adjusted to compensate for lower than expected revenues.