Memphis, TN, April 29, 2020 — Surge Holdings, Inc. (“Surge”) (OTCQB: SURG), developer of the SurgePays™ Marketplace Network for convenience stores, bodegas and community markets that provide products to the underbanked, today reported preliminary unaudited results for the fourth quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2019. The Company also reported that it is on track to report its full year audited financial results for 2019 within the prescribed reporting period, on or before May 14, 2020, pursuant to the Company’s extended filing deadline.
For the three months ended December 31, 2019, preliminary unaudited revenues increased 263% to approximately $13.4 million, compared to approximately $3.7 million for the same period last year. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2019, preliminary unaudited revenues increased approximately 69% to approximately $25.7 million, compared to approximately $15.2 million for the same period last year.
Brian Cox, Chairman and CEO of Surge Holdings, commented, “2019 was a transformative year for the company, as evidenced by a 69% increase in sales for the full year and a 263% increase in sales for the fourth quarter alone. I am especially pleased to report sales of approximately $13.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, which puts us at a revenue run rate of more than $50 million at year end. During 2019, we invested heavily in the future, which we believe sets the stage for long-term growth and profitability. Specifically, we laid the foundation for our SurgePays™ Marketplace, which serves as an efficient web-based platform to directly connect our nationwide network of independent retailers with regional manufacturers. In 2019, we also completed the acquisition of ECS, which adds approximately 9,800 retail locations to our network. Importantly, we have now begun to up-sell and cross-sell a wide array of high margin, value-added products and services to these and other locations through the SurgePays™ Marketplace. In addition, we continue to gain traction with our Surge Logics subsidiary, due in part to our investments into developing the Intake Logistics CRM software as well as expansion of CenterCom Global BPO. Overall, factoring in the nationwide release of our branded LocoRabbit wireless products, I believe we are extremely well positioned and 2020 has the potential to become a breakout year for the Company.”
About Surge Holdings, Inc:
Surge Holdings, Inc. operates the SurgePays™ Direct Wholesale Marketplace, a product sales channel that disrupts the traditional c-store supply chain model by providing independent and local retailers direct access to regional manufacturers from around the country. Surge leverages its wholly owned subsidiaries (value driven prepaid wireless and fintech products) to build relationships with convenience stores, bodegas, tiendas and community markets that serve the underbanked and unbanked – approximately 35% of the US population. Once a store is onboarded to the SurgePays™ Marketplace, and the trusted profit partnership is established, Surge upsells other consumable goods by connecting manufacturers directly to these retail stores. The SurgePays™ Marketplace provides manufacturers measurable cost savings by cutting out distributors and offers an efficient platform to access independent retailers to sell products nationwide with improved payment terms. For more information on Surge Holdings and its subsidiaries, please visit: https://surgeholdings.com.
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