New York, NY – Toronto, ON –May 14th, 2020 – NexTech AR Solutions (NexTech) (OTCQB: NEXCF) (CSE: NTAR) (FSE: N29), an emerging leader in augmented reality for eCommerce, and Virtual Events, reported results of its first quarter ended March 31, 2020. All figures are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) unless otherwise indicated.
Q1 2020 highlights:
- Revenue grows 177% to $2.5 million
- Gross Profit grows 267% to $1.3 million
- Working Capital of $3.5 million
- Full report has been filed and is available on SEDAR
- Q1 earnings will be released after the close at 4:30pm
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Evan Gappelberg, CEO of NexTech. comments “We are pleased to report that our first quarter 2020 results were positive and very strong across our business segments. These results were driven by new customer additions, expansion of product lines and increases in conversions from our e-commerce channels. He continues “We are uniquely positioned with our AR e-commerce and Virtual Events business units to not just survive this pandemic but thrive because of it. Our pipeline of potential deals remains very high and sales activity continues to progress quickly. There has never been more business opportunity in our lifetime for virtual learning, virtual conferences, or virtual events, and e-commerce”.
Kashif Malik, CFO of NexTech comments, “I am very pleased that our team has responded so well to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, our level of engagement with customers and prospects remains high throughout the quarter, we were able to effectively deliver uninterrupted professional services to our customers despite the pandemic.”
About NexTech AR Solutions Corp.
NexTech is an emerging leader in the rapidly growing AR industry, estimated to hit $120 billion by 2022, according to Statista. NexTech, the first publicly traded “pure-play” AR company, began trading on the CSE on October 31st, 2018. NexTech has a two-pronged strategy for rapid growth including growth through acquisition of eCommerce businesses and growth of its omni-channel AR SaaS platform called ARitize™.
The company is pursuing four multi-billion-dollar verticals in AR.
ARitize™ For eCommerce; The company launched its technologically advanced webAR for eCommerce early in 2019 and has been rapidly signing up customers onto its SaaS platform. Customers include Walther Arms, Wright Brothers, Mr. Steak, and Budweiser. NexTech has the first ‘full funnel’ end-to-end eCommerce solution for the AR industry including its 3D product capture, 3D ads for Facebook and Google, ‘Try it on’ technology for online apparel, 3D and 360-degree product views, and ‘one click buy’.
ARitize™ University; having launched in June 2019, the app-based solution allows companies and educational establishments to leverage all of their existing 2D assets - YouTube videos, PDF documents, PowerPoint decks, images, etc. - and then overlay immersive 3D-AR experiences on top of that content for an interactive training experience that drives productivity.
ARitize™ Hollywood Studios; the studio has created a proprietary entertainment venue for which it is producing immersive content using 360 video, and augmented reality as the primary display platform.
ARitize™ 3D-AR-360 Advertising Platform: launched in Q1 2020 the ad platform will be the industry's first end-to-end solution whereby the company will leverage its 3D asset creation into 3D, 360, AR ads. In 2019, according to IDC, global advertising spend will be about $725 billion.
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