TORONTO, CANADA – December 24, 2018 – ARHT Media Inc. (“ARHT” or “the Company”) (TSXV:ART), a global leader in the development, production and distribution of high quality hologram content through its patented Augmented Reality Holographic Telepresence technology, announces the Company’s financial results for the three month interim period ending October 31, 2018. ARHT reported revenue of $450,574 in Q3 2019 compared to $330,762 for Q3 2018. A net loss of $1,246,612 ($0.04/share) was reported for Q3 2019, compared to $1,386,724 ($0.14 share) for Q3 2018. The company signed new deals worth $708,902 in the quarter. Cost savings in research and development and rent expenses were offset by increased spending in sales and marketing activities during the quarter as the Company continues to move from product development and proof of concept to monetization of its proprietary tech stack.
ARHT conducted a significant number of prospect and client demos of the Company’s technology in Q3 2019 relative to prior years, which has led to the biggest prospective sales funnel in the history of the Company. As importantly, the Company successfully sold its technology to third parties, to operate as permanent installations or rental programs for events, each with recurring revenue streams.
Highlights for the quarter include:
- Revenue of $450,574 in Q3 2019 compared to $330,762 during Q3 2018, representing an increase of 36%;
- Net Loss of $1,246,912 ($0.04/share) in Q3 2019 compared to $1,386,724 ($0.14/share) during Q3 2018;
- New booked deals worth $708,902 for the quarter
- Revenue was generated from deals in Switzerland, UK, Italy, Japan, China, US and Canada;
- Significant growth in sales funnel from all major vertical markets worldwide;
- First sale of company tech to global leading AV company Dorier Inc., in Geneva;
- First sale of capture and display suites at a university, Imperial College London;
- First permanent capture and display at shared workspace facility, SCI Innovation Centre Toronto;
- First permanent capture and display at shared workspace in China, SCI Innovation Shenzhen; and
- First permanent capture studio for an international speaker, Peter Diamandis, Los Angeles.
“The momentum around our new business model, teaching others how to use our technology to deliver amazing experiences for themselves and their clients, and providing ARHT Media recurring revenues and repeat business, is really taking hold,” says ARHT Media CEO Larry O’Reilly. “We are well positioned to see significant increases in revenue and EBITDA in the coming year. By owning our technology our partners can recoup their capex in as few as three events, which delivers much greater value to them and recurring revenues to us.”
All amounts in Canadian $
About ARHT Media
ARHT’s patented Augmented Reality Holographic Telepresence technology is the world’s first complete end-to-end solution for the creation, transmission, and delivery of lifelike digital human holograms, known as HumaGrams™. The Company’s technology is protected by U.S. Patent No. 9,581,962.
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