TORONTO & SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--POSaBIT Systems Corporation (CSE: PBIT), a leading financial technology company delivering unique 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, 2020.
During the first quarter in 2020, POSaBIT experienced increased revenues of over 5% compared to the first quarter of last year. "We are pleased to witness continued strong demand for our retail payment and POS solutions even amid the ongoing pandemic," said Ryan Hamlin, co-founder and CEO of POSaBIT. "POSaBIT is also excited to provide updated guidance that we will be cash-flow positive in Q3 2020, a change from our prior guidance of Q4 2020. Customer desire to avoid cash payments is leading to increased usage of our solutions in our current stores. At the same time, we are witnessing a significant uptick in interest from stores that have previously been cash-only operations. Sales have increased at a rapid pace and we expect to meet our prior 2020 forecast guidance of over $8M in revenue and over $135M in transactional sales.”
First Quarter 2020 Financial Summary
Transactional sales totaled $15.6 million, representing an increase of 15% compared with $13.6 million in first quarter 2019.
Total revenue was $972 thousand, up 5% compared with $897 thousand in first quarter 2019.
Gross profit was $71 thousand, up 192% compared with a gross profit of $37 thousand in first quarter 2019.
Loss before discontinued operations was $793 thousand compared with a loss of $774 thousand from the same quarter in 2019.
Full details of the financial and operating results for the first quarter of 2020 are described in the company’s unaudited interim consolidated financial statements with accompanying notes. The unaudited interim 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 updated its full year 2020 outlook to be:
- Revenue to grow in the range of approximately 75% to 95% year over year
- Reach profitability in third quarter 2020 (new guidance)
- Transactional sales will grow over 200% to approximately USD $135 million, assuming the average store processes between USD $350,000 and USD $600,000 per year through the POSaBIT service
- Cost of sales in the range of $3.5 million to $4.0 million
- To expand POSaBIT’s footprint to end 2020 in 15 to 20 recreational and medical states.
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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.
Co-founder and CEO of POSaBIT