TORONTO, CANADA – April 10, 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 two and eleven months ended December 31, 2018. ARHT changed its year-end from January to December to better align with the industry. ARHT reported revenue of $342 thousand for the two months ended December 31, 2018 compared to $129 thousand for the three months ended January 31, 2018 of the prior year. A net loss of $1.1 million ($0.02/share) was reported for Q4 2018 two months, compared to a net loss $2.1 million ($0.20 share) for the prior year’s three-month period. The Company signed new deals worth $331 thousand in the two months of Q4, 2018. For the eleven months ended December 31, 2018 the Company reported revenue of $1.6 million and a net loss of $5.8 million ($0.19/share). For the twelve months ended January 31, 2018 (the prior reporting year) the Company reported revenue of $4.0 million and a net loss of $6.0 million ($0.60/share). The reduction in the full year revenue reflects the Company’s decision to exit the high-risk event production business and concentrate efforts on building out third-party operated networks that produce recurring revenues, as well as acting as a supplier to producers of corporate and government events. Cost savings in rent expenses and numerous cost control initiatives and policies were offset by increased spending in sales and marketing activities throughout the year as the Company continues to move from product development and proof of concept to monetization of its proprietary technology stack.
Highlights for the quarter end include:
- Revenue of $342 thousand for the two months ended December 31, 2018 compared to $129 thousand for the three months in the prior year, representing an increase of 165%
- Net Loss of $1.1 million ($0.02/share) for the two months ended December 31, 2018 compared to a net loss of $2.1 million ($0.20/share) for the three months in the prior year, a loss reduction of 50%
- New booked deals of $331 thousand in the two month period
- The 2019 Event Producers Award Winning Women in Tech Conference was conducted with speakers beaming from Los Angeles and New York into Imperial College London
- Aquaman star Jason Mamoa, was beamed into fan events in Mexico City and Sao Paulo, Brazil, between rehearsals for Saturday Night Live in New York City
- UBS beamed Asian CIO, Min Lan Tan, into their Year Ahead 2019 media event at the Four Seasons Hotel New York
“It was a historic year for ARHT Media. We have a new business model, a new management team, a new sales team, a new board of directors, numerous new products and now after a great deal of work are poised for significant growth in revenue and EBITDA in 2019. Revenue grew from $1.1 million to $1.6 million in 2018 excluding the high-risk production business included in the results for the prior year. And sales momentum has continued into Q1, 2019 ” says ARHT Media CEO Larry O’Reilly. “I want to thank everyone involved in the evolution of the business. Our new business model is working.”
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. We create Presence. The Company’s technology is protected by U.S. Patent No. 9,581,962.
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ARHT Media trades under the symbol “ART” on the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange.
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