IODM (ASX:IOD), a stock that has risen from 1.4c 12 months ago to 11.5c today, has finally revealed who its major partner is.

IODM announced a referral partnership for the US back in December but did not name its new partner at the time.

Today, it not only revealed that Western Union was its major partner, but told shareholders that it also had a further referral agreement for the APAC and UK regions.

“Early evidence suggests that both company’s products complement one another well and Western Union has already been partly responsible for IODM re-positioning itself across the larger enterprise companies domestically,” IODM said.

The company added that its sales momentum from the last financial year had continued and improved in recent weeks.

This comes despite a change in practice where invoicing will in some cases be done in arrears rather in advance.

The stock gained nearly 20 per cent this morning and is up 721 per cent in the past year.

IODM reached its low in September last year after cash receipts came in at only $67,000 for the quarter.

But its annual report released earlier this month put sales at $489,176 (more than double the previous year) and total revenue at $816,827.

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