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Gaithersburg, MD, Nov. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTC Pink: XDSL) (“mPhase” or the “Company”), a technology company developing the mPower 5G-enhanced electric vehicle (EV) charging network and consumer engagement platform, today reported financial results for its fiscal 2022 first quarter, which ended September 30, 2021. The quarter marked a return to profitability and showed improvement in multiple financial categories.
Fiscal 2022 First Quarter Financial Highlights:
- Revenue grew $0.6 million or 8.4% to a record $8.2 million compared to $7.6 million in the prior year quarter;
- Gross profit margin increased 576 basis points to 31.6%, compared to 25.9% in the same year-ago quarter;
- Operating income of $1.4 million represents a 15.2% year-over-year increase;
- Net income of $0.3 million marked a return to profitability compared to the $0.4 million net loss in the prior quarter;
- The Company’s cash position remained strong at $1.8 million, with shareholders’ equity achieving a new record of $12.2 million.
- Announced the first mPower ecosystem partner sites covering 3,265 locations in Virginia, Florida, and Illinois;
- Launched a rebranding initiative, which will change the Company’s name from mPhase Technologies, Inc. to mPower Technologies, Inc. with a symbol change from XDSL to POWR;
- Appointed financial industry veteran Angelia Hrytsyshyn to the role of Chief Financial Officer;
- Announced the creation of the mPower marketplace, a blockchain-based digital incentive and ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) program designed to reward sustainability and environmentally positive outcomes;
- Signed the first supply contract for mPower-branded level 2 chargers.
“This quarter was a start to what we believe will evolve into a significant revenue ramp, as we experienced some long-awaited growth in our core business,” explained CEO Anshu Bhatnagar. “While our major push right now is in rolling out our EV-centric mPower ecosystem, we have the added advantage of also beginning a new growth phase in our profitable learning business, which we expect to continue to grow in upcoming quarters. This is a major bonus for us, because this highly predictable and profitable revenue stream will help bolster our financial position as we commence our major mPower roll-out. We are essentially Nasdaq-ready, so our enhanced financial position has accelerated our timeline and created the right conditions for an expected successful uplist in the future.”
“Most importantly, we now have the suppliers, installers, and sites in-hand to commence a significant expansion plan for the mPower ecosystem. We expect the impact to be substantial, with initial revenue in calendar 2021 and accelerating high margin, recurring revenue throughout 2022. Our roll-out will be staged, with sites first installing our patented engagement platform, followed by either 5G and/or EV charging. We are also layering on a rewards and ESG marketplace that can generate additional revenue. We have ordered our first 180 level 2 chargers for a number of high-profile pilots and are involved in engineering for level 3 sites in conjunction with other major partners. Our pipeline includes over 27,000 additional prospects, a significant number of retailers in the restaurant, convenience, grocery store, fuel, and utility sectors, along with specialty services companies. The response to our mPower ecosystem has been universally positive in every industry group we have approached, so our locations will emphasize use-case installations across a broad selection of retail and service settings. We are first to market with the only complete EV charging ecosystem in the world, making this a historic and exciting time for our company.”
Conference Call Information
mPhase management will host a conference call and live webcast on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time) to discuss the company’s financial results.
To access the live call, dial 877-451-6152 (local) or 201-389-0879 (international).
A live webcast of the conference call can be accessed by clicking on the following link: Fiscal First Quarter 2022 Webcast Link. Webcast audio will stream through your selected device. A full replay of the presentation will be available at the same link shortly after the conclusion of the live presentation.
The live and archived webcast of the conference call will also be accessible on the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at ir.mphasetech.com. The phone replay will be available approximately two hours following the end of the call, and will remain available for two weeks. To access the call replay dial-in information, please use the following: 844-512-2921, passcode: 13725231.
About mPhase Technologies
mPhase is an emerging EV-centric technology company focused on consumer engagement using data analytics and artificial intelligence to create a monetizable link between consumers and retailers at opportunistic times and places. The Company is currently building a connected ecosystem of EV charging, 5G internet connectivity and software solutions that optimize consumer engagement within the framework of a SaaS/TaaS model. Branded under the mPower name, this ecosystem will empower the way people shop, dine, fuel and interact with the world to create a richer life experience. The mPower ecosystem is tailored to each individual’s tastes and needs, with particular emphasis on empowering tomorrow’s green consumer. mPhase also has data driven business units generating recurring revenue outside of its consumer ecosystem, in addition to legacy nanobattery technology and a related patent portfolio that are slated for future development. Additional information can be found at the mPhase website, www.mphasetech.com; and at www.mpower.co. Please follow us on twitter: @mPhase_Tech for the latest updates.
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