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DMG Blockchain Solutions Reports First Quarter 2024 Results Ending December 31, 2023

DMG Blockchain Solutions Reports First Quarter 2024 Results Ending December 31, 2023


VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 21, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. (TSX-V: DMGI) (OTCQB US: DMGGF) (FRANKFURT: 6AX) (“DMG”), a vertically integrated blockchain and data center technology company, today announces its fiscal first quarter 2024 financial results. All financial references are in Canadian Dollars unless specified otherwise.

Q1 2024 Financial Results Highlights

  • Q1 2024 results of $9.7 million revenue, $1.5 million operating loss before other items, $7.0 million net income and $0.04 per share
  • 196 bitcoin mined, up 35% from the prior quarter on 0.96 EH/s, up 45% from the prior quarter
  • $3.7 million cash flow from operations, up 163% from the prior quarter
  • Signed agreement with Bitmain Technologies in December to purchase 4,550 T21 190 TH/s bitcoin miners, which is expected to approximately double hashrate to about 2 EH/s
  • Strong balance sheet as of December 31, 2023 with $27.7 million in cash and digital currency, $91.0 million in total assets

Sheldon Bennett, DMG Blockchain Solutions’ Chief Executive Officer, commented, “DMG Q1 2024 results benefitted from the confluence of our 45% higher hashrate and a 30% increase in the quarterly average price of bitcoin versus the prior quarter. With the purchase of 4,550 new 190 TH/s T21 miners and the infrastructure needed to energize those miners, we are positioned to approximately double our electrical infrastructure and hashrate. Regarding our Core+ Blockseer software strategy, we continue to invest in both Bitcoin network software infrastructure and applications, and we remain encouraged regarding the opportunity to monetize bitcoin transactions.”

Q1 2024 Financial Results Review

Revenue for the first fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2023 was $9.7 million versus $7.2 million in the prior year period, an increase of 35%, primarily due to the increase in digital currency mining revenues as a result of bitcoin price increasing 100% over the year-ago period to an average of $49,129 in the December quarter. This increase was partially offset by an 81% increase in Bitcoin network difficulty that lowered DMG’s bitcoin generation per EH/s by 37% from the same period last year. In addition, revenue was also partially offset by a loss in net pool revenue of $1.0 million.

Income before other items for the three months ended December 31, 2023 was -$1.5 million versus -$5.3 million in the prior year period.

Operating and maintenance costs for the three months ended December 31, 2023 were $5.1 million as compared to $4.4 million in the same quarter in the prior year. The increase is a result of a rise in utilities expense, driven by expanded digital currency mining operations related to additional miners.

Net income for the three months ending December 31, 2023 was $7.0 million versus a loss of $7.0 million in the prior year period. The improvement in net income was driven primarily by an increase in unrealized revaluation gain on digital currency, which was a gain of $8.2 million versus a loss of $1.4 million in the prior year period. In addition, it was also driven by an increase in revenue of $2.5 million and a decrease in depreciation of $1.7 million, partially offset by an increase in operating and maintenance costs of $0.7 million all related to the increase in installation of new miners for self-mining. Research costs increased slightly to $0.4 million.

Earnings per share for the first fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2023 was $0.04 versus -$0.04 in the prior year period.

As of December 31, 2023, the Company had cash of $2.2 million, digital currency of $25.5 million and total assets of $91.0 million. For more details, please refer to the Company’s filings.

Readers are encouraged to review the Company’s December 31, 2023 quarterly unaudited financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis thereof for a fulsome assessment of the Company’s performance and applicable risk factors, available at www.sedarplus.ca.

DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. First Quarter 2024 Financial Results and Corporate Update Call

The Company also announces that it will host a conference call to review first quarter 2024 financial results and provide a corporate update on February 22, 2024, at 4:30 pm ET. Participants are asked to pre-register for the call through this link. Registered participants will receive a Financial Results and Corporate Update Call weblink and dial-in information in their confirmation email.

As there will be no live Q&A session, management will address pre-submitted questions during the call. Those wishing to submit a question may do so via investors@dmgblockchain.com using the subject line ‘Conference Call Question Submission’ through 2:00 pm ET on February 22, 2024.

About DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc.

DMG is an environmentally friendly vertically integrated blockchain and data center company that manages, operates and develops end-to-end digital solutions to monetize the blockchain ecosystem. DMG’s sustainable businesses are segmented into two business lines under the Core and Core+ strategies and unified through DMG’s vertical integration.

For more information on DMG Blockchain Solutions visit: www.dmgblockchain.com
Follow @dmgblockchain on X and subscribe to DMG’s YouTube channel.

For further information, please contact:

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Sheldon Bennett, CEO & Director
Tel: 516-222-2560
Email: investors@dmgblockchain.com
Web: www.dmgblockchain.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Core IR 516-222-2560

For Media Inquiries:
Jules Abraham
Core IR

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains forward-looking information or statements based on current expectations. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release include statements regarding DMG’s strategies and plans, the expected increase in realized hashrate, the deployment of new capacity, the expected arrival of new miners, the expected timelines, the opportunity and plans to monetize bitcoin transactions, the continued investment in Bitcoin network software infrastructure and applications, developing and executing on the Company’s products and services, increasing self-mining, efforts to improve the operation of its mining fleet, the launch of products and services, events, courses of action, and the potential of the Company’s technology and operations, among others, are all forward-looking information.

Future changes in the Bitcoin network-wide mining difficulty rate or Bitcoin hash rate may materially affect the future performance of DMG’s production of bitcoin, and future operating results could also be materially affected by the price of bitcoin and an increase in hash rate mining difficulty.

Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations, or intentions regarding the future. Such information can generally be identified by the use of forwarding-looking wording such as “may”, “expect”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “believe” and “continue” or the negative thereof or similar variations. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of any forward-looking information may prove to be incorrect. Events or circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted, as a result of numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including but not limited to, market and other conditions, volatility in the trading price of the common shares of the Company, business, economic and capital market conditions; the ability to manage operating expenses, which may adversely affect the Company’s financial condition; the ability to remain competitive as other better financed competitors develop and release competitive products; regulatory uncertainties; access to equipment; market conditions and the demand and pricing for products; the demand and pricing of bitcoins; security threats, including a loss/theft of DMG’s bitcoins; DMG’s relationships with its customers, distributors and business partners; the inability to add more power to DMG’s facilities; DMG’s ability to successfully define, design and release new products in a timely manner that meet customers’ needs; the ability to attract, retain and motivate qualified personnel; competition in the industry; the impact of technology changes on the products and industry; failure to develop new and innovative products; the ability to successfully maintain and enforce our intellectual property rights and defend third-party claims of infringement of their intellectual property rights; the impact of intellectual property litigation that could materially and adversely affect the business; the ability to manage working capital; and the dependence on key personnel. DMG may not actually achieve its plans, projections, or expectations. Such statements and information are based on numerous assumptions regarding present and future business strategies and the environment in which the Company will operate in the future, including the demand for its products, the ability to successfully develop software, that there will be no regulation or law that will prevent the Company from operating its business, anticipated costs, the ability to secure sufficient capital to complete its business plans, the ability to achieve goals and the price of bitcoin. Given these risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The securities of DMG are considered highly speculative due to the nature of DMG’s business. For further information concerning these and other risks and uncertainties, refer to the Company’s filings on www.sedarplus.ca. In addition, DMG’s past financial performance may not be a reliable indicator of future performance.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include, failure to obtain regulatory approval, the continued availability of capital and financing, equipment failures, lack of supply of equipment, power and infrastructure, failure to obtain any permits required to operate the business, the impact of technology changes on the industry, the impact of Covid-19 or other viruses and diseases on the Company’s ability to operate, secure equipment, and hire personnel, competition, security threats including stolen bitcoins from DMG or its customers, consumer sentiment towards DMG’s products, services and blockchain technology generally, failure to develop new and innovative products, litigation, adverse weather or climate events, increase in operating costs, increase in equipment and labor costs, equipment failures, decrease in the price of Bitcoin, failure of counterparties to perform their contractual obligations, government regulations, loss of key employees and consultants, and general economic, market or business conditions. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release. Except as required by law, the Company disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Additionally, the Company undertakes no obligation to comment on the expectations of or statements made by third parties in respect of the matters discussed above.

DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Loss and Comprehensive Loss
(Expressed in Canadian Dollars)

  For the three months ended December 31,
  2023   2022  
  $   $  
Revenue 9,690,764   7,174,592  
Operating and maintenance costs 5,147,651   4,408,792  
General and administrative 886,061   947,936  
Stock-based compensation 368,494   515,130  
Research 438,179   431,939  
Bad debt expense (recovery) 3,764   63,604  
Depreciation 4,341,782   6,090,845  
Total expenses 11,185,931   12,458,246  
Operating loss before other items (1,495,167)   (5,283,654)  
Other income (expense)    
Interest and other income 165,781   113,141  
Gain on disposition of assets   70,429  
Foreign exchange loss (94,585)   (80,976)  
Loss on fair value of investments (609,120)    
Provision of sales tax receivable (253,900)    
Unrealized revaluation gain (loss) on digital currency 8,162,860   (1,415,660)  
Realized gain (loss) on sale of digital currency 851,870   (177,162)  
Gain (loss) on change in fair value of marketable securities 244,751   (229,522)  
Net income (loss) 6,972,490   (7,003,404)  
Other comprehensive income    
Items that may be reclassified subsequently to income or loss:    
Revaluation loss on digital assets   (9,644)  
Cumulative translation adjustment 10,082   (256)  
Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) 6,982,572   (7,013,304)  
Basic earnings (loss) per share $0.04   ($0.04)  
Diluted earnings (loss) per share $0.04   ($0.04)  
Weighted average number of shares outstanding    
– basic 168,147,570   167,519,584  
– diluted 170,175,939   167,519,584  

DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
(Expressed in Canadian Dollars)

    As at
December 31, 2023
  As at
September 30,2023
ASSETS   $   $  
Cash and cash equivalents   2,202,219   1,789,913  
Amounts receivable   3,021,455   2,476,679  
Digital currency   25,465,280   17,142,683  
Prepaid expense and other current assets   162,883   193,512  
Marketable securities   631,735   386,984  
Assets held for sale   3,738,632   3,451,024  
Total current assets   35,222,204   25,440,795  
Long-term deposits   5,382,519   3,256,324  
Property and equipment   43,714,797   47,398,585  
Long-term investments   45,000   45,000  
Amount recoverable   6,612,032   6,446,251  
Total assets   90,976,552   82,586,955  
Trade and other payables   4,881,577   4,178,104  
Deferred revenue   66,737   64,361  
Current portion of lease liability   64,754   50,555  
Current portion of loans payable   1,280,700   1,272,397  
Total current liabilities   6,293,768   5,565,417  
Long-term lease liability   81,606   41,202  
Total liabilities   6,375,374   5,606,619  
Shareholders’ Equity      
Share capital   111,381,071   110,820,540  
Reserves   45,459,049   45,507,272  
Obligation to issue shares   125,962    
Accumulated other comprehensive income   159,126   149,044  
Accumulated deficit   (72,524,030)   (79,496,520)  
Total shareholders’ equity   84,601,178   76,980,336  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   90,976,552   82,586,955  

DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Expressed in Canadian Dollars)

For the three months ended December 31, 2023   2022  
   $    $  
Net income (loss) for the period 6,972,490   (7,003,404)  
Non-cash items:    
Accretion 11,460   11,845  
Depreciation 4,338,369   6,090,845  
Share-based payments 368,494   515,130  
Unrealized (gain) loss on revaluation of digital currency (8,162,861)   1,415,660  
Unrealized foreign exchange (gain) loss (16,272)   10,353  
Gain on sale of assets   (70,429)  
Unrealized (gain) loss on marketable securities (244,751)   229,522  
Impairment of investment 609,120    
Provision for sales tax receivable 253,900    
Bad debt expense 3,764   63,604  
Digital currency related revenue (8,744,492)   (6,671,394)  
Digital currency sold 9,445,176   4,128,129  
Realized (gain) loss on sale of digital currency (851,870)   177,162  
Non-cash interest income (164,632)   (113,141)  
Accrued interest   (129)  
Changes in non-cash operating working capital:    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 35,269   (6,848)  
Amounts receivable (781,682)   (748,923)  
Deferred revenue 14,302   64,650  
Trade and other payables 668,276   636,444  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 3,744,420   (1,270,924)  
Purchase of property and equipment (381,773)   (350,486)  
Deposits on mining equipment (2,570,515)    
Purchase of short-term investment (609,120)    
Proceeds on sale of equipment   70,429  
Proceeds from sublease   37,012  
Net cash used in investing activities (3,561,408)   (243,045)  
Proceeds from option exercises 269,776   63,750  
Principal lease payments (40,276)   (64,044)  
Proceeds from secure loan   950,665  
Net cash provided by financing activities 229,500   950,371  
Impact of currency translation on cash and cash equivalents (206)   (144)  
Cash and cash equivalents, change 412,306   (563,712)  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning 1,789,913   1,247,513  
Cash and cash equivalents, end 2,202,219   683,801  



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