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Crdentia Corp. (CRDT.OB) CFO Featured in Exclusive Audiostocks Interview

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Crdentia Chief Financial Officer, James J. TerBeest, discussed the Company’s financial accomplishments and his personal insight for the outlook regarding next year in an interview published by Audiostocks. In the interview the CFO overviewed Crdentia’s closing of two important acquisitions, the receipt of about $6 million in equity financing and the release of Q3 2007 revenue results that show the first organic revenue growth in five consecutive quarters.

Mr. TerBeest also gave insight on how important it was having the right people in place to lead to the Company’s recent achievements. He discussed how he believes the team will continue to contribute to top line growth and even greater profit potential. The CFO added, “The Temporary Staffing business is a very sound business. I believe in [Crdentia] and what we’re doing right now and am optimistic for the future of this company.”

Crdentia is one of the United States’ leading providers of healthcare staffing and is committed to recruiting talented healthcare professionals to meet the constantly increasing employment demands of over 2,300 clients. The company is one of the select few that can truly provide quality temporary staff for all healthcare industry positions such as local nurses, travel nurses, allied health, locum tenens and home care professionals.

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Crdentia Corp. (CRDT.OB) Third Quarter Results See Revenue Rise Due to Organic Growth

Monday, November 26th, 2007

The healthcare staffing company saw its third quarter revenue rise to $7.3 million and a larger Margin in the third quarter up to 21.4%. This is coming after a usually weak quarter for healthcare staffing companies, which shows Crdentia’s strong pricing and cost controls within its industry.

With Crdentia’s acquisition of MPHS, a leading Healthcare Staffing company in Birmingham and ATS Health services, they are fast becoming the nation’s number one Healthcare staffing company. Also by acquiring MPHS and ATS, Crdentia has spread its fixed costs over larger operations. This is leading to strong Organic growth and increasing the bottom line. Recently Crdentia has secured Equity financing, setting them up for further expansion and organic growth within their industry.

This is good news for Crdentia as the Q3 results further solidify their strategic intent to capture further market share within the Sun Belt with more acquisitions. Crdentia CEO, John Kaiser, feels they need to look internally as well as externally for continued growth within the Sun Belt Market and continued progress towards the goal of making Crdentia profitable. Mr. Kaiser is quoted saying, “The Company’s strategic plan is working well. I am delighted that the Company and our management team reinitiated organic revenue growth early in my tenure.” He also said that he was happy with the Q3 results and is positive about Crdentia’s outlook.

Crdentia Corp is a Major Healthcare staffing company dedicated to recruiting talented national and international healthcare professionals to fulfill the needs of their 2,300 clients. They provide temporary staff for all positions within the healthcare industry including: local nurses, travel nurses, allied health and locum tenens professionals. A full array of Managed staffing service is also offered. Crdentia is known for having the highest employee retention rate within its industry, and is one of the Largest and Fastest growing Healthcare service providers.

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Crdentia Corp. (CRDT.OB) Share Price Skyrockets Over 26% Wednesday Afternoon

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Crdentia shares have steadily increased in price since the opening bell and are now trading at the High-Of-Day at $0.29, a 26.09% increase above yesterday’s closing price. This substantial increase comes after the stock reaffirmed its chart support and formed a double bounce pattern, which is considered a bullish move when utilizing the tool of technical analysis.

Recently the company announced two changes in its leadership team by announcing the appointment of Amy Disney to the Senior Management Team and promotion of Penny Kirsch to VP of Human Resources. Both ladies have extensive background in their respective fields and are well qualified for their positions.

When Ms. Disney was appointed to Senior Management, the Chief Executive Officer stated, “Amy’s background and experience in the medical staffing industry speak for themselves, and in a relatively short time, Amy did an exceptional job growing MPHS to a major healthcare staffing firm in the Birmingham market. Amy is the absolute best person to manage this operation and oversee its integration with Crdentia. I am thrilled that she has agreed to join our senior leadership team.”

John Kaiser was also pleased to announce Mrs. Penny’s promotion as he commented, “With more than 10 years of HR experience in the healthcare staffing industry, Penny will continue to be instrumental in Crdentia’s strong growth with her ability to recruit and retain high-quality employees. In addition, Penny has proven her leadership abilities in successfully managing the full integration of seven acquisitions; including the recent acquisitions of ATS Health Services and Medical People Healthcare Services, Inc.”

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Crdentia Corp. (CRDT.OB) Appoints Penny Kirsch to Vice President of Human Resources

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Crdentia announced this morning that it has promoted Ms. Penny Kirsch to Vice President of Human Resources. Previously she was the Human Resources Manager and will continue to report directly to John Kaiser, the CEO of Crdentia. Her role will include the responsibility for all human resources operations for 135 internal employees and over 2,000 field staff working out of 21 office locations.

John Kaiser stated, “With more than 10 years of HR experience in the healthcare staffing industry, Penny will continue to be instrumental in Crdentia’s strong growth with her ability to recruit and retain high-quality employees. In addition, Penny has proven her leadership abilities in successfully managing the full integration of seven acquisitions; including the recent acquisitions of ATS Health Services and Medical People Healthcare Services, Inc.”

He continued, “She has played a large role in making Crdentia one of the largest healthcare staffing companies in the country over the past three years and has successfully managed our employee base that has almost tripled under her watch. Also, Penny has implemented company-wide policies and procedures and tracking reports that have greatly improved process and reduced overhead costs. This is a well-deserved promotion.”

Before joining Crdentia in 2005, Ms. Kirsch was the Human Resources Manager for a travel nurse staffing company in Charlotte, NC for six years. She was also the Charlotte Regional HR Manager at Sundance Rehabilitation, a division of Sun Health Group, and ran the Customer Service Department for four years at RehabWorks. 

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Credentia Corp. (CRDT.OB) is Well Positioned in the Healthcare Staffing Industry

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Crdentia is a large national healthcare staffing company headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has 21 satellite offices in AL, AZ, FL, GA, NC and TX. Over 2,300 clients are supported by their office staff and 2,060 field staff. Certified in 2007 by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Crdentia serves all segments of healthcare industry from hospital nursing, home health and travel nursing, allied health and locum tenens (physician) staffing.

With an $11.4 billion healthcare staffing market, including 73% of companies with revenue under $50 million per year, Crdentia is one of the larger staffing companies. The company competes primarily with smaller businesses and has opportunities to achieve further growth by acquiring smaller businesses to acquire additional market share.

Crdentia has recently realigned management refocused their organization in an effort to drive growth. C. Fred Toney was named the new chairman in March of 2007, bringing 22 years healthcare/investment experience to the company. The CEO, John Kaiser, joined Crdentia in April, 2007. Among other companies, Mr. Kaiser was the founder and previous CEO of VetMedSupply and Aperon Biosystems. Crdentia is currently utilizing technology such as internet recruiting to reduce recruitment costs. Using this tool, the company saw 14,250 applications during the first half of 2007 and is projecting 29,000 applications by end of the year, a 98% increase over last year.

Crdentia recently completed the acquisitions of Medical People Healthcare Services, Inc. and ATS Health Services; both having positive EBITDA’s. With these two acquisitions, Crdentia plans to expand their presence in the home health and extended care market segments, creating further cross-selling. As stated by Crdentia, this will “substantially increase company revenue 45%+”.

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Crdentia Corp. (CRDT.OB) – The Healthcare Boom

Monday, November 19th, 2007

As an investor, one of the first topics one might explore about a new idea is the growth rate. This is vitally important since a company or business segment with slow or no growth prospects is often a poor choice for investment dollars. This is why the healthcare industry is so very attractive to such a wide audience of investors. The growth rates are indeed spectacular.

The Baby boom generation that swept America through its greatest changes is now aging. Tens of millions of aging “boomers” are now seeking out new and innovative ways to not only live healthier, but live better. While this can be as basic as eating more fruits and vegetables, instead of the fast food they might have indulged on earlier, larger changes in the demographic is quite evident. This includes more frequent and more advanced medical treatments, self improvement treatment though the use of cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery, body contouring, etc. and an overall approach to a lifestyle designed to enhance their quality of life and even the duration of their overall lifespan.

As modern medicine has been able to wipe out diseases that took so many lives long before their golden years, another area of growth has presented itself in the manner of assisted living. As medicine has extended the life span of so many people, the demand for nursing homes and assisted living arrangements of all types, has exploded. As one can easily surmise, between the Boomers desire to hold onto good health for as long as possible, and the physical extension of lifespan through better medicine, Healthcare as a generic term for the industry is also “booming”.

With so much growth in the industry, it’s not surprising to see good solid growth in the companies that service the Healthcare industry. From the manufacturers of robotic surgery machines, to an increase in the number of alcohol swabs, Healthcare in all segments of its vast diversity is experiencing a growth surge. With all that growth, it’s paramount that all the facets of the industry are staffed with highly qualified employees, ready and able to take the challenge. This is where Crdentia comes in.

Crdentia is one of the largest and fastest growing healthcare staffing solutions providers in the nation. Operating out of 21 strategic locations across the Southern US, they are at the forefront of the healthcare staffing industry By focusing on the recruiting of the most talented national and international healthcare professionals, they seek to fulfill the ever-increasing employment needs of their clients.

Crdentia is one of the few companies that can deliver per diem, short and long-term contract, travel and even direct placement of talent for all healthcare industry positions; in addition to a full array of managed staffing services. With their improved recruiting model, Crdentia has become one of the premier healthcare staffing companies in the country with one of the highest rates of employee retention in the industry.

With over 130 office staff, and over 2600 field staff, Crdentia is servicing over 2300 hospital, government, clinic, nursing home and home care clients. Yet this is expected to grow even faster, the March 2007 report from the Staffing Industry Analysis group, shows healthcare staffing to be growing at 7 to 14% per year, and becoming an $18.00 billion dollar industry by just 2012. Crdentia has plans to be a large part of that growth. Having already completed two acquisitions, one of MPHS and another of ATS Health Services, Crdentia is positioning itself as a dominant force in an industry largely made up of much smaller companies.

Not only has the two acquisitions increased the company’s revenues by an astounding 45%+, It’s broadened its footprint to encompass a wider swath of the American Southeast, placing itself perfectly in one of the fastest growing areas of the Country. With an experienced management staff bringing the know how to operate the business, and a redesigned online campaign for bringing in recruits, Crdentia has seen applications soar by an astounding 360% since 2006.

The nation faces a shortage of highly trained healthcare professionals, as reported by the American Medical Association. Crdentia intends to remedy that situation, and with growth numbers such as this, it’s apparent that they are well on their way. As the Boomers age, Crdentia sits well positioned to help ease them into those golden years. Whether it’s short term Hospital nursing, or traveling nursing, home health aids, locum tenens, or extended care, Crdentia can offer up the right employee to fill that need. With growth like that, investors should take notice of these trends, and especially Crdentia.

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Leading Healthcare Staffing Company Crdentia Corp (CRDT.OB) Announces Addition of Amy Disney to Upper Management

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Crdentia Corp. has decided to put Amy Disney in charge of their newly acquired Birmingham, Alabama market. She comes to them from MPHS, another major healthcare staffing company that Crdentia acquired last month. With Crdentia’s intention to further solidify its hold on the Sun Belt market, this acquisition allows them to leverage its corporate infrastructure to become more profitable in ongoing operations. Disney is to report directly to Crdentia CEO John Kaiser.

Beginning her career as a nurse Ms. Disney brings many years of industry specific experience to Crdetia Corp. Before joining Crdentia’s team she was the Vice President of MPHS, a healthcare staffing provider serving greater Alabama. She was institutional in the growth of Staff One Healthcare service where she took them from startup to $2.4 million in revenue in just 3 years. Disney was also president of Nurses plus Healthcare services were she helped them expand into six different markets and assisted them in realizing $13 million in revenues. The CEO of Crdentia is quite pleased with the addition of Disney to the management team as he is quoted saying, “Amy did an exceptional job growing MPHS to a major healthcare staffing firm in the Birmingham market. Amy is the absolute best person to manage this operation and oversee its integration with Crdentia. I am thrilled that she has agreed to join our senior leadership team.”

Crdentia Corp is a Major Healthcare staffing company dedicated to recruiting talented national and international healthcare professionals to fulfill the needs of their 2300 clients. They provide temporary staff for all positions within the healthcare industry including local nurses, travel nurses, allied health and locum tenens professionals. A full array of Managed staffing services is also offered. Crdentia is known for having the highest employee retention rate within its industry and currently operates in 21 strategic US locations. They recognized are one of the Largest and Fastest growing Healthcare service providers.

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Crdentia Corp. (CRDT.OB) Announces Final Closing of Equity Financing

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Crdentia announced that it has completed the second and final closing of its private placement equity offering which brought the total capital raised to $6,000,000. The financing will be used as working capital and for strategic initiatives, in addition to financing the Company’s recent acquisitions of ATS Health Services and Medical People Healthcare Services, Inc.

John Kaiser, CEO, stated, “I am pleased to announce the completion of this additional equity financing, which enables us to pursue our strategic growth plans of establishing Crdentia as a leading full-service supplier of healthcare staffing throughout the Sun Belt region.

He concluded, “The capital raised helped to finance our recent acquisitions that have transformed Crdentia into a substantially larger company, both in terms of revenue and our geographical service footprint. With the completion of this financing, we are also pleased to welcome new institutional investors to our growing base of shareholders.”

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Crdentia Corp. (CRDT.OB) Acquires a Leading Provider of Temporary Nursing and Allied Health Staff

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Crdentia announced before the morning bell that it has completed the acquisition of Medical People Healthcare Services, Inc. The company is a leading provider of temporary nursing and allied health staff to nursing homes, hospitals and other healthcare amenities in the state of Alabama.

Approximately 65% of Medical’s revenues come from healthcare staffing in the nursing home segment, while the remaining revenues generate from services to local hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The acquisition is anticipated to be accretive to Crdentia without delay.

John Kaiser, CEO of Crdentia stated, “I am very pleased that we have completed the acquisition of the assets of Medical People Healthcare Services, Inc. and I look forward to working with the entire staff of MPHS and to continue to see consistent growth for our combined Company as we layer in services in all segments of the healthcare staffing market. Integration of the acquisition has now begun in earnest.”

He continued, “Alabama is a key market in solidifying our growing presence in the Sun Belt markets, and the completion of the acquisition of MPHS, along with the recent addition of eight other offices in Georgia, North Carolina and throughout Florida, firmly entrenches Crdentia in this important market. Furthermore, this expansion allows Crdentia to continue to leverage its corporate infrastructure leading to more profitable overall operations.”

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Crdentia Corp (CRDT.OB) – Trust A Nurse

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

A company in an interesting sector that could benefit from the age old theory of supply and demand is Crdentia Corporation (CRDE). “Crdentia is the latin word for trust,” said CEO Jim Durham when asked about the peculiar spelling of the company’s name. The demand for nurses is exponentially rising as the supply of qualified nurses dwindles everyday. There’s a critical shortage of this occupation in the US and the retirement of the “baby boomers” is not helping the situation. Also hindering the supply is the fact that many schools are limited because of the number of the lack of accredited faculty. Many qualified prospective students have to be turned down because of the limited amount of teachers able to educate pupils on the profession. Many entities have proposed pay raises to this sector to entice those in the industry, especially the public sector. But as many know, legislators will debate every basis of salary increases in their respective states’ budget, ignoring the relevant facts and statistics available. Until changes are made, CRDE looks to help fill the gaps where shortages appear.

The company is a provider of healthcare staffing services, focusing on the areas of travel nursing, per diem staffing, contractual clinical services, and private duty home care. Their travel nurses are recruited domestically as well as internationally and placed on temporary assignments at healthcare facilities across the United States. CRDE’s contractual clinical services group provides complete clinical management and staffing for healthcare facilities, while the company’s private duty home care group provides nursing case management and staffing for skilled and non-skilled care in the home. “Companies in this space are primarily divided into 2 traditional types of business models. The Per Diem or one nurse- one shift type and the travel model which involves placement of the nurses in longer relationships,” said Durham, “The public companies focus primarily on either the Per Diem or the Travel model, we feel like it is essential to do both.”

The company has enacted an acquisition strategy to cope with the growing demand. They have completed nine acquisitions in the healthcare staffing field and anticipate continuing a plan to acquire additional specialized private companies in the healthcare staffing field. The company’s theory is that private companies, because of their smaller size, will find it difficult to compete for the limited funding, public exposure that is provided by critical mass. “The rapid consolidation of my industry is moving faster than I expected when we started this company,” noted Durham. An attractive part of being acquired is the fact that local owners say they get fed up with the cash management challenge. Durham adds, “If I talked to 100 companies in this industry, without exception, they would all see the need and benefit of consolidation.”

Some have urged the strategy is actually a competitive advantage since there is a portion of local owners that are willing to exit the industry for various reasons leaving a propitious acquisition for CRDE and similar companies. This model has been compared to the classic consolidation stories of the waste management firm in the 1990’s.

The company is destined for some top line growth. Yearly, it has shown impressive increases in revenue since its inception with this year being no exception. But, the balance sheet could be in need of a mini make over. The latest 10-Q report showed an Accounts Receivable balance of $4.8M dollars, an increase of almost $2M from the same quarter in 2004.

Even though sales displayed the same type of growth, the inability to collect may be having an effect on cash flows. Hospitals are notoriously slow payers. This is one of the prime reasons local owners are motivated to out source this cash management challenge. Clearly stated in the prospectus (as with all microcap companies) is the need for additional capital. As evident by the private placement deal recently announced, an accounts receivable financing deal may be better for shareholders in place of a dilutive stock deal. Also displayed on the 10-Q was a drop in the Selling, General, and Administrative Expense balance, a good sign, though, when coupled with a higher Non-cash Stock Based Compensation balance year over year, it becomes neutral.

In any small business execution and gaining market share is the key to success. The industry can be rocked by changes in regulation as some can remember when the “Hillary” effect took place after the election of her husband. The industry remains on guard and will no doubt be watching the upcoming elections.

In any event, 30 states were estimated to have shortages of registered nurses in the year 2000. The shortage is projected to intensify over the next two decades to 44 states and the District of Columbia, with the latest projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics conveying that more than one million new and replacement nurses will be needed by 2012. If costs can be controlled and margins maintained in the 20% area, a very decent bottom line number will ensue which could be enticing to some investors in this growth area.

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Crdentia Corp (CRDT.OB) is “One to Watch”

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Crdentia is one of the nation’s fastest growing companies that provide a full range of healthcare staffing solutions. The company is committed to recruiting only the most talented healthcare professionals on an international basis to best meet their clients’ employment needs.

Crdentia is one of very few companies that have the ability to provide per diem, short and long-term contract, travel and direct placement of professionals in all healthcare industry positions, as well as an assortment of managed staffing services.

The company has utilized a proven recruiting model to become one of the United States’ premier healthcare staffing solution and is focused on earning their current and potential clients’ trust by providing the highest quality staffing solutions, offering highly customizable options, while simultaneously staying committed to establishing quality driven relationships.

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Crdentia Corp. (CRDT.OB) Stock Prices Rise 24% as Company Receives $5 Million in Financing

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Crdentia recently announced that it has completed a private placement worth $5 million in equity offering with value-based institutions. The financing will be used for working capital and strategic initiatives. The company believes the funding will provide the opportunity to implement additional organic growth initiatives to further improve operating margins and accelerate revenue increases.

John Kaiser, CEO of Crdentia, stated, “Completion of this new equity financing is very important to Crdentia as it allows the Company to fully implement its strategic growth plans with the goal of establishing Crdentia as one of the strongest full-service suppliers of healthcare personnel in the Sun Belt and one of the largest healthcare staffing companies in the country.”

As terms of the agreement, 15.7 million shares of common stock and 7.8 million five-year warrants to purchase common stock for $0.35 per share will be given to the investors. A second and final closing for the offering will occur within 10 business days from the date of this initial funding. Global Hunter Securities, LLC was the placement agent for the financing.

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