New York, NY - Toronto, ON – July 23, 2019 – NexTech AR Solutions Corp. (the “Company” or “NexTech”) (OTC: NEXCF) (CSE: NTAR) (FSE:N29) is a rapidly growing AR technology company targeting three multi-billion dollar verticals in the AR industry which all drive revenue from its omni-platform called “Aritize”.
The company is pleased to announce its first preliminary fourth quarter and year-end results for the year ending May 31, 2019. Additional information and the company’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis and Financials may be found on the company's website (www.nextechar.com) and on its SEDAR profile page.
Full first year-ending May 31, 2019; gross revenue of $1,632,196 with a gross profit of $787,464.
- Company is targeting 10X revenue growth for calendar year 2020
- Gross margin target for FY2020 towards 60-70% with more software revenues added to the mix
- Company is targeting to be cash flow positive in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2019
- Six new product launches targeted for September of 2019 and continuing quarterly into 2020, will continue to drive growth in its AR e-commerce division
Unaudited quarterly results;
- Fourth quarter gross revenue ending May 31, 2019; Revenue of $1,035,334, with gross profit of $525,776 or a 50.7% gross margin
- Third quarter gross revenue ending February 28, 2019; Revenue of $531,185, gross profit of $208,750 or a 39% gross margin
- 6 months gross revenue ending November 30, 2018; Revenue of $65,677, gross profit of $52,938 or an 80% gross margin
NexTech was incorporated in January 2018 and has an exclusive license to a portfolio of patents #7,054,831, #7,266,509 and patent pending applications #15351508, #62457136, #62559487, related to interactive gaming, interactive advertising, and augmented reality (“AR”) technology.
A Three Pronged Approach:
AR Hollywood Studios
Expected to launch in Q4 2019, the studio has created a proprietary entertainment venue for which it is producing immersive content using augmented reality as the primary display platform. Heading up AR Studios is Paul Duffy, inventor of the human hologram and President of NexTech AR Solutions. Advising the AR Studio team is Barry Sandrew, Ph.D., a visual effects pioneer and serial entrepreneur who invented digital colorization of black and white movies, as well as a process for converting 2D feature films to 3D. The NexTech engineering teams in Dallas and Austin are building out the software that will drive both AR content creation and its distribution.
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. It also utilizes complex algorithms to recognize and relate content to each other, allowing it to create micro-learning courses and recommend relevant training content to each individual user.
Aritize(™) For eCommerce:
The company launched its technologically advanced webAR for e-commerce early in 2019 and has been rapidly signing up customers onto its SaaS platform, with notable customer wins like Walther Arms, Wright Brothers, Mr. Steak, Budweiser and many more. 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.’ With a web enabled AR solution, Nextech has eliminated the biggest friction point of AR, which was that a consumer first had to download an app to experience AR in commerce.
Gartner reports 100 million consumers will shop in augmented reality online and in-store by 2020. NexTech is building out its AR and AI eCommerce offerings, which include using AI to create a guided and knowledgeable curator that can be programmed to be used for eCommerce or for education in the medical device market.
NexTech has a two pronged strategy for rapid growth including growth through acquisitions as well as by bringing a next-generation web-enabled augmented reality (AR) platform with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and analytics to the Cannabis industry, eCommerce, education, training, healthcare and video conferencing. Having integrated with Shopify, Magento and Wordpress, its technology offers eCommerce sites a universal 3D shopping solution. With just a few lines of embed code, the company’s patent-pending platform offers the most technologically advanced 3D AR/AI technology anywhere. NexTech’s ARitize™ eCommerce solution is a monthly SaaS subscription platform that enables retailers to transform 2D images into true 3D AR experiences.The company has created the AR industry’s first end-to-end affordable, intelligent, frictionless, scalable platform.
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