TORONTO & SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–POSaBIT Systems Corporation (CSE: PBIT), a leading financial technology company delivering unique blockchain-enabled payment processing and point-of-sale (POS) systems for cash-only businesses with a focus on the cannabis industry, is pleased to report its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.
“POSaBIT is off to a solid start in 2019 with revenue growing 311% over last year driven by our continued rapid expansion into California, Colorado, Oklahoma and Washington,” said Ryan Hamlin, co-founder and CEO of POSaBIT. “This is a very exciting time for POSaBIT, and we are pleased with our continued progress and solid market share gains. With great sales execution and continued expansion into existing growing markets, like California, we believe POSaBIT is on track to deliver on our 2019 financial commitments.”
|in United States Dollars||Three Months Ended|
|Total Cost of Sales||939,621||257,613|
|Total Operating Expenses||$||932,048||$||422,271|
|Total Other Income (Expenses)||32,298||(483,994)|
|Loss and Comprehensive Loss||$||(774,367)||$||(904,959)|
|Basic and Diluted Loss per Common Share||$||(0.03)||$||(0.05)|
|Basic and diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding||25,373,371||20,066,535|
First Quarter 2019 Financial Summary
Transactional sales totaled $13.7 million, representing an increase of 370% compared with $2.9 million in first quarter 2018.
Total revenue was $1.1 million, up 311% compared with $259 thousand in first quarter 2018.
Gross profit was $125.4 thousand, compared with a gross profit of $1.3 thousand in first quarter 2018.
Loss and Comprehensive Loss
Loss and comprehensive loss was $774.4 thousand, or a loss of $0.03 per basic and diluted share, compared with a comprehensive loss of $905.0 thousand, or a loss of $0.05 per basic and diluted share in first quarter 2018.
Full details of the financial and operating results for the first quarter 2019 are described in the company’s consolidated financial statements with accompanying notes. The consolidated financial statements and additional information about POSaBIT are available on the company’s website at www.posabit.com/investor-relations or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
POSaBIT provides guidance based on current market conditions and expectations. Please refer to the comments below regarding forward-looking statements.
POSaBIT reaffirms its full year 2019 outlook of:
- Transactional sales will grow by more than 400% to over USD $100 million, assuming the average store processes between USD $350,000 and USD $500,000 per year through the POSaBIT service
- Revenue to grow in the range of approximately 80% to 100%
- Cost of sales in the range of $5.5 million to $6.0 million
- To expand its footprint to 5 additional recreational states and up to 10 additional medical states, based approximately on adding 2 states in the first quarter, 3 in the second quarter, 4 in the third quarter and 6 in the fourth quarter.
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Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause the actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, business, economic and capital market conditions; the ability to manage our operating expenses, which may adversely affect our financial condition; our ability to remain competitive as other better financed competitors develop and release competitive products; regulatory uncertainties; market conditions and the demand and pricing for our products; our relationships with our customers, distributors and business partners; our ability to successfully define, design and release new products in a timely manner that meet our customers’ needs; our ability to attract, retain and motivate qualified personnel; competition in our industry; our ability to maintain technological leadership; our ability to manage risks inherent in foreign operations; the impact of technology changes on our products and industry; our failure to develop new and innovative products; our ability to successfully maintain and enforce our intellectual property rights and defend third-party claims of infringement of their intellectual property rights; the impact of intellectual property litigation that could materially and adversely affect our business; our ability to manage working capital; and our dependence on key personnel. POSaBIT is an early stage company with a short operating history; it may not achieve profitability; and it may not actually achieve its plans, projections, or expectations.
Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from POSaBIT’s expectations include, consumer sentiment towards POSaBIT’s products and blockchain/cryptocurrency exchange technology generally, litigation, global economic climate, loss of key employees and consultants, additional funding requirements, changes in laws, technology failures, competition, and failure of counterparties to perform their contractual obligations.
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POSaBIT (CSE: PBIT) is a financial technology company that delivers unique and innovative, blockchain-enabled payment processing and point-of-sale systems for cash-only businesses. POSaBIT specializes in resolving pain points for complex, high-risk, emerging industries like cannabis with an all-in-one solution that is compliant, user-friendly and utilizes top-of-the-line hardware. POSaBIT’s unique solution provides a safer and transparent environment for merchants while creating a better overall experience for the consumer. For additional information, visit: www.posabit.com.
Investor Relations:Chelsea LishThe Blueshirt Group for POSaBIT415-217-7722[email protected]Media Relations:Jeff FoxThe Blueshirt Group for POSaBIT415-828-8298[email protected]Management:Ryan HamlinCo-founder and CEO of POSaBIT415-217-7722[email protected]