BEIJING, Nov. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Datasea Inc. (NASDAQ: DTSS) (“Datasea” or the “Company”), incorporated in Nevada in September 2014, is a digital technology corporation engaged in three converging and innovative business segments: 5G messaging, acoustic intelligence, and smart city in China, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended September 30, 2022, and provided an update on its key strategic and operational initiatives.
“Our first quarter results delivered performance with sequential improvements in gross profit and revenue versus the same period of 2021, with an increase of 136% in gross profit and an increase of 73% in revenue. Behind the continued strength of our growth, we benefitted from the diversified portfolio and the expanded addressable market, continued productivity efforts and strong contributions from our 5G messaging business. We’re focused on making ongoing efforts to optimize and strengthen products to help customers do more with less, as we believe a steady stream of improvements, diligently executed, will have a positive impact in both segment and total company margin,” said Zhixin Liu, CEO of Datasea.
Mrs. Liu continued, “to date as a company we have been focused primarily on cementing our first mover advantage in 5G messaging business and establishing ourselves as one of the market leaders by helping set the industry standards. Looking ahead, our product rollouts in acoustic intelligence, such as the ultrasonic sound air disinfection equipment against Covid-19, will be new revenue resources. We expedite the commercialization of our acoustic intelligence powered air purifiers, which have gained greater urgency because of the global coronavirus pandemic and the need for sterilization has likely become a permanent way of life for. We’ll focus on building margin, investing in innovation and fortifying our position in the market.”
First Quarter Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Highlights
- Revenue was $1,164,305 for the three months ended September 30, 2022, compared to $671,130 for the three months ended September 30, 2021, representing an increase of $493,175, or 73%.
- Gross profit was $150,197 for the three months ended September 30, 2022, compared to $63,595 for the three months ended September 30, 2021, representing an increase of $86,602 or 136%. The increase in gross profit was mainly due to the delivery of services related to the 5G SMS service platform in 2022.
- Gross margin was 12.9% for the three months ended September 30, 2022, compared to 9.5% for the three months ended September 30, 2021. The Company’s average gross margin for fiscal year 2022 was 5.6%. The increase in gross margin was mainly due to the higher gross margin on value-added services revenue during this quarter.
- General and administration expenses decreased $69,026, or 6% from $1,119,471 during the three months ended September 30, 2021 to $1,050,445 during the three months ended September 30, 2022.
- Net loss was approximately $1.34 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 compared to approximately $1.44 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021.
- The Company has adopted more scientific management methods in managing personnel costs and risks, intended to drive growth and improve cash flows in a disciplined way.
First Quarter Fiscal Year 2023 Business Highlights
5G messaging business continues to generate healthy growth as the company’s diversified offerings deliver compelling value for customers. As previously disclosed, Datasea entered into several sales agreement to provide 5G messaging services as well as the Smart Push, a precision marketing solution powered by 5G messaging technology with broad applicability to serve companies of all sizes.
As an industry leader, Datasea has been actively involved in the discussion and formulation of 5G messaging regulations and application standards. In September, China Association of Communication Enterprises issued an announcement approving the release of three 5G messaging standards which Datasea participated in drafting.
Datasea is an acoustic intelligence trailblazer and aims to introduce this cutting-edge technology and its applications to China and eventually other parts of the world. The Company demonstrated the commercial potential of acoustic intelligence, through direct sales of acoustic intelligence powered disinfection equipment and agreements with different businesses to apply acoustic intelligence in the areas such as automotive systems and smart home appliances.
In July, Datasea’s ultrasonic sound sterilization and antivirus equipment was confirmed by leading lab that it achieved a 99.83% efficacy in nine seconds against Covid-19. In August, Datasea contracted with manufacturer to produce ultrasonic sound air disinfection equipment against Covid-19.
About Datasea Inc.
Datasea Inc., through its variable interest entity, Shuhai Information Technology Co., Ltd., a digital technology company in China, engages in three converging and innovative industries: smart city, acoustic intelligence and 5G messaging. Datasea leverages facial recognition technology and other visual intelligence algorithms, combined with cutting-edge acoustic and non-visual intelligence algorithms, to provide smart city solutions that meet the security needs of residential communities, schools and commercial enterprises. Most recently, in response to the growing utilization of 5G technologies and the overall initiative to utilize Datasea’s technology capabilities to expand business coverage and revenue resources, Datasea has also strategically expanded business coverage to 5G messaging and smart payment solutions. Datasea has been certified as one of the High-Tech Enterprises (jointly issued by the Beijing Science and Technology Commission, Beijing Finance Bureau, Beijing State Taxation Bureau and Beijing Local Taxation Bureau) and one of the Zhongguancun High Tech Enterprises (issued by the Zhongguancun Science Park Administrative Committee) in recognition of the company’s achievement in high technology products. For additional company information, please visit: www.dataseainc.com. Datasea routinely posts important information on its website.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will", "expects", "anticipates", "future", "intends", "plans", "believes", "estimates", "target", "going forward", "outlook," “objective” and similar terms. Such statements are based upon management's current expectations and current market and operating conditions, and relate to events that involve known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, all of which are difficult to predict and which are beyond Datasea's control, which may cause Datasea's actual results, performance or achievements (including the RMB/USD value of its anticipated benefit to Datasea as described herein) to differ materially and in an adverse manner from anticipated results contained or implied in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in Datasea's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at www.sec.gov. Datasea does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under law.
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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
| THREE MONTHS ENDED |
|Cost of goods sold||1,014,108||607,535|
|General and administrative||1,050,445||1,119,471|
|Research and development||263,332||287,216|
|Total operating expenses||1,606,841||1,637,486|
|Loss from operations||(1,456,644||)||(1,573,891||)|
|Non-operating income (expenses)|
|Total non-operating income, net||22,705||20,557|
|Loss before income tax||(1,433,939||)||(1,553,334||)|
|Loss before noncontrolling interest||(1,433,947||)||(1,553,334||)|
|Less: loss attributable to noncontrolling interest||(96,624||)||(112,100||)|
|Net loss to the Company||(1,337,323||)||(1,441,234||)|
|Other comprehensive item|
|Foreign currency translation gain (loss) attributable to the Company||12,338||(4,697||)|
|Foreign currency translation loss attributable to noncontrolling interest||(3,690||)||(254||)|
|Comprehensive loss attributable to the Company||$||(1,324,985||)||$||(1,445,931||)|
|Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interest||$||(100,314||)||$||(112,354||)|
|Basic and diluted net loss per share||$||(0.05||)||$||(0.06||)|
|Weighted average shares used for computing basic and diluted loss per share||24,324,633||23,355,993|
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
| SEPTEMBER 30, |
| JUNE 30, |
|Value-added tax prepayment||51,817||46,509|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||483,977||575,312|
|Total current assets||979,033||1,256,801|
|Security deposit for rents||-||17,181|
|Long term investment||56,340||29,800|
|Property and equipment, net||138,642||187,831|
|Intangible assets, net||1,612,945||1,741,791|
|Right-of-use assets, net||305,146||522,273|
|Total noncurrent assets||2,113,073||2,498,876|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Accrued expenses and other payables||1,111,513||994,884|
|Due to related party||68,902||102,331|
|Operating lease liabilities||320,826||457,949|
|Total current liabilities||2,801,523||2,124,575|
|Operating lease liabilities||-||31,470|
|Total noncurrent liabilities||-||31,470|
|COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES|
|Common stock, $0.001 par value, 375,000,000 shares authorized, 24,324,633 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022, respectively||24,325||24,325|
|Additional paid-in capital||20,845,809||20,729,559|
|Accumulated comprehensive income||295,925||283,587|
|TOTAL COMPANY STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY||1,245,170||2,453,905|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY||$||3,092,106||$||3,755,677|
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
| THREE MONTHS ENDED |
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Loss including noncontrolling interest||$||(1,433,947||)||$||(1,553,334||)|
|Adjustments to reconcile loss including noncontrolling interest to net cash used in operating activities:|
|Loss on disposal on fixed assets||-||457|
|Depreciation and amortization||189,764||92,022|
|Operating lease expense||203,111||218,829|
|Stock compensation expense||116,250||164,250|
|Changes in assets and liabilities:|
|Value-added tax prepayment||(8,165||)||(2,871||)|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||79,124||(88,253||)|
|Accrued expenses and other payables||192,535||223,916|
|Payment on operating lease liabilities||(154,519||)||(202,552||)|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(752,697||)||(1,399,969||)|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Acquisition of property and equipment||(403||)||(9,156||)|
|Acquisition of intangible assets||(73,154||)||-|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(102,845||)||(9,156||)|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Due to related parties||(30,206||)||(11,712||)|
|(Payment) proceeds of loans payable||820,508||(497,625||)|
|Net proceeds from issuance of common stock||-||7,681,796|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||790,302||7,172,459|
|Effect of exchange rate changes on cash||(5,903||)||(7,648||)|
|Net increase (decrease) in cash||(71,143||)||5,755,686|
|Cash, beginning of period||164,217||49,676|
|Cash, end of period||$||93,074||$||5,805,362|
|Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:|
|Cash paid for interest||$||-||$||-|
|Cash paid for income tax||$||-||$||-|
|Supplemental disclosures of non-cash investing and financing activities:|
|Transfer of prepaid software development expenditure to intangible assets||$||-||$||50,000|
|Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for new operating lease liabilities||$||-||$||-|
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