HENDERSON, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3PEA International, Inc. (OTCQB:TPNL), a vertically integrated provider of innovative prepaid card programs and processing services for corporate, consumer and government applications, reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016.
2016 Financial Highlights vs. 2015
- Revenues increased 28% to a record $10.4 million.
- Gross profit increased to $5.2 million, or 50% of total revenue, compared to $4.1 million, or 50% of total revenue in 2016.
- Net income increased to $1.4 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to a (loss) of ($2.4 million), or $(0.06) per share, an increase of $3.6 million, or $0.09 per diluted share.
- Surpassed 1,000,000 PaySign Cardholders.
“In 2016 the Company achieved our goals to increase revenue, reduce expenses and return to profitability,” said Mark Newcomer, Chief Executive Officer, 3PEA International. “We are executing on our strategy focused on expanding the PaySign cardholder base and we are just beginning to see our efforts translate into strong financial results. In 2016, there were over 1,000,000 people utilizing PaySign cards nationwide. As we enter 2017, we continue to have a robust sales pipeline in both new and existing markets, and expect our growth rate to accelerate in 2017 as we continue to increase the number of PaySign cardholders.”
“2016 was a breakthrough year for 3PEA,” said Brian Polan, Chief Financial Officer, 3PEA International. “The Company successfully reduced its operating expenses, increased its cash flow from operations, and in 2017, has paid the remaining balances on notes and settlement payable rendering the Company debt free.”
Q4 2016 Financial Results
Total revenues in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased 41% to $3,047,132 from $2,164,376 in the same quarter of 2015. The increase is primarily due to the increase in PaySign cardholders as well as an increase in the number of card products in the Company’s portfolio.
Gross profit in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased to $1,531,976, compared to $1,099,733 in the year-ago quarter.
Total operating expenses in the fourth quarter of 2016 were $1,020,166 compared to $1,020,382 in the year-ago quarter.
Net income in the fourth quarter of 2016 was $502,751, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared to net income of $68,539 or $0.00 per diluted share in the year-ago quarter.
2016 Financial Results
Total revenues in 2016 increased 28% to $10.4 million compared to $8.1 million in 2015. The increase in revenue was primarily due to an increase in the number of cardholders utilizing our PaySign cards. The Company expects our revenue growth rate to accelerate in 2017 when compared to 2016.
Gross profit in 2016 increased to $5.2 million, or 50% of total revenues, compared to $4.1 million, or 50% of total revenues in 2015. The Company expects gross profit margins will remain relatively stable for 2017.
Total operating expenses in 2016 were $3.9 million compared to $4.1 million in 2015. The decrease was primarily due to a reduction in selling, general and administrative expenses which was partially offset by an increase in depreciation and amortization.
Net income in 2016 was $1.4 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to a (loss) of $(2.4 million), or $(0.06) per share in 2015, reflecting an increase of $3.6 million, or $0.09 per diluted share.
Currently, our revenues are growing at an accelerated rate when compared to 2016. For 2017, the Company expects revenue growth rates to exceed 2016’s revenue growth rate of 28%, and expects gross margins to remain relatively stable as compared to 2016. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had over 1,000,000 PaySign Cardholders participating in 120 card products and continues to increase the number of card products in its portfolio. In recent months, the company’s focus on debt reduction has resulted in the elimination of all debt associated with notes payable and legal settlement payable and the Company is currently debt free.
About 3PEA International
3PEA International (OTCQB:TPNL) is an experienced and trusted prepaid debit card payment solutions provider as well as an integrated payment processor. Through its PaySign brand, 3PEA designs and develops payment solutions, prepaid card programs, and customized payment services. 3PEA’s corporate incentive prepaid cards are changing the way corporations reward, motivate, and engage their current and potential customers, employees, and agents. 3PEA’s customizable prepaid solutions offer significant cost savings while improving brand recognition and customer loyalty. 3PEA’s customers include healthcare companies, major pharmaceutical companies, large multinationals, prestigious universities, and social media companies. PaySign is a registered trademark of 3PEA Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other countries. For more information visit us at www.3pea.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the companies, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There is no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially. 3PEA undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
|3PEA INTERNATIONAL, INC.|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|DECEMBER 31, 2016 AND DECEMBER 31, 2015|
|Prepaid Expenses and other assets||270,634||254,225|
Total current assets
|Fixed assets, net||300,761||271,967|
|Intangible and other assets|
|Intangible assets, net||1,550,044||1,264,151|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||$||765,596||$||465,318|
|Customer card funding||10,002,505||7,063,945|
|Legal settlement payable - current portion||254,900||915,475|
|Stocks payable - related parties||71,586||125,987|
|Notes payable - related parties||-||-|
|Total current liabilities||11,218,755||8,744,823|
|Legal settlement payable - long-term portion||-||339,183|
|Total long-term liabilities||27,892||339,183|
Common stock: $0.001 par value; 150,000,000 shares authorized, 43,185,765 and 42,510,765 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015
|Additional paid-in capital||6,726,173||6,579,508|
|Treasury stock at cost, 303,450 shares||(150,000||)||(150,000||)|
Total 3PEA International, Inc.'s stockholders' equity
|Total stockholders' equity||2,625,060||1,180,069|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||13,871,707||$||10,264,075|
|3PEA INTERNATIONAL, INC.|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME|
|FOR THE TWELVE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2016 AND 2015|
|For the twelve months ended December 31,|
|Cost of revenues||5,197,370||4,019,514|
|Depreciation and amortization||572,320||362,712|
|Selling, general and administrative||3,288,373||3,734,187|
|Total operating expenses||3,860,693||4,096,899|
|Income (loss) from operations||1,358,609||(8,872||)|
|Other income (expense)|
|Gain on debt extinguishment||-||11,337|
|Other income (expense)||16,149||(6,359||)|
|Total other income (expense)||(60,958||)||(2,540,705||)|
|Income (loss) before provision for income taxes and noncontrolling interest||1,297,651||(2,549,577||)|
|Provision for income taxes||-||-|
|Net income (loss) before noncontrolling interest||1,297,651||(2,549,577||)|
|Net (income) loss attributable to the noncontrolling interest||103,148||139,240|
Net income (loss) attributable to 3PEA International, Inc.
|Net income (loss) per common share - basic||0.03||(0.06||)|
|Net income (loss) per common share - fully diluted||0.03||-|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic||42,875,519||39,641,175|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding - fully diluted||43,867,228||-|