MMTEC, Inc. Announces Half Year 2022 Unaudited Financial Results


    BEIJING, Sept. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- MMTEC, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTC) ("MMTEC", "we", "our" or the "Company"), a China based technology company that provides access to the U.S. financial markets, today announced its unaudited financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2022.

    First Half 2022 Summary

    • Revenues increased by 44.64% from $507,048 to $733,400 as a result of the increase in software sales revenue during the six months ended June 30, 2022.
    • Gross profit increased by 41.53% to $622,910 as compared to $440,140 for the same period in 2021, while the gross profit margin was 84.93%, as compared to 86.80% for the same period in 2021.
    • Loss from operations was $2,927,617 for the six months ended June 30, 2022, as compared to $1,835,262 for the same period of 2021. The increase was primarily attributable to the increase in operating expenses. We increased the size of and level of spending on support team for our investment banking business, fund management services business and software sales business. We accrued litigation loss contingency of $450,000 to settle with FINRA.
    • Net loss was $2,887,201 for the six months ended June 30, 2022, as compared to net loss of $2,367,612 for the same period of 2021.
    • Loss per share both on a basic and fully diluted basis were $0.92 for the six months ended June 30, 2022, as compared to loss per share on a basic and fully diluted basis of $0.99 for the six months ended June 30, 2021.

    Xiangdong Wen, the Company's Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, commented, "Our revenue increased to $733,400 for the first half of 2022 as a result of our increased sales force in our software sales business. The company ramped up investment banking team spending. Loss from operations increased significantly as a result of the increase in size of, and level of spending on, our support teams for our investment banking and fund management services businesses."

    Mr. Wen continued, "As for the Company's future strategy, we will actively promote cooperative relationships with Chinese companies listed in the US and provide them with financing, mergers and acquisitions, and financial advisory services. In addition, we will attempt to further increase the construction of investment banking teams, provide high-quality services, and continue to expand the market."

    Operating Results for Six Months Ended June 30, 2022

    Revenues

    We derive our revenues from: (1) data services and related technical support (the "Market data services"); (2) software sales and related technical support, which are primarily software to facilitate stock trading and clearing (the "Software sales"); (3) commissions through customer securities transactions ("Commissions"); and (4) fund management services as the administrator of the fund ("Fund management services").

    The following tables illustrate the Company's revenue by revenue type:



      For the six months Ended June 30,




    2021



    2022





      US$




      US$




     Market data services



    85,635





    71,928




     Software sales



    -





    646,052




     Fund management services



    79,610





    12,145




     Commissions



    341,803





    3,275




      Total revenues



    507,048





    733,400




     

    Cost of Revenue

    Cost of revenue consists primarily of internal labor cost and related benefits, and other overhead costs that are directly attributable to services provided.

    Cost of revenues increased by $43,582, or 65.14%, to $110,490 for the six months ended June 30, 2022 from $66,908 for the same period last year. The increase in cost of revenues is directly linked to the 100% increase of software sales revenues. Revenue from commissions is presented as net revenue with no associated cost of revenues.

    Gross Profit and Gross Margin

    Gross profit was $622,910 for the six months ended June 30, 2022, representing gross margin of 84.93%, as compared to 86.80% for the same period in 2021.

    Operating Expenses

    During the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, operating expenses included selling and marketing, payroll and related benefits, professional fees, and other general and administrative expenses.

    Selling and Marketing Costs

    All costs related to selling and marketing are expensed as incurred. Selling and marketing costs increased by $790,027, or 813.24%, to $887,173 for the six months ended June 30, 2022 from $97,146 for the same period last year.

    Payroll and Related Benefits

    Payroll and related benefits totaled $1,022,931 for the six months ended June 30, 2022, as compared to $669,299 for the six months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $353,632.

    Professional Fees

    For the six months ended June 30, 2022, professional fees primarily consisted of audit fees, legal service fees, financial consulting fees and other fees associated with being a public company. Professional fees totaled $696,556 for the six months ended June 30, 2022, as compared to $837,457 for the six months ended June 30, 2021, a decrease of $140,901.

    Other General and Administrative Expenses

    For the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, other general and administrative expenses were $943,867 and $671,500, respectively. The increase in other general and administrative expense was mainly attributable to the increase of $450,000 in litigation loss contingency, which represented an estimated fine of $450,000 from FINRA investigation; this was partially offset by the decrease in training fee, computer and internet expense, and ETC clearing costs.

    Loss from Operations

    For six months ended June 30, 2022, loss from operations amounted to $2,927,617, as compared to loss from operations of $1,835,262 for the six months ended June 30, 2021, an increase of $1,092,355, or 59.52%, which was mainly attributable to the increase in selling and marketing costs, payroll and related benefits and litigation loss contingency. As a result of the expansion of the Company's overall business scale, the Company increased the size of and level of spending on support team for investment banking business, fund management services business.

    Other Income (Expense)

    Other income (expense) includes interest income from bank deposits, other income, impairment loss on long-term investment, and foreign currency transaction gain (loss). Other income totaled $40,416 for six months ended June 30, 2022, as compared to other expense of $532,350 for six months ended June 30, 2021, a change of $572,766, which was mainly attributable to the decrease in impairments of long-term investment.

    Income Taxes

    We did not have any income taxes expense for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021 since we did not generate any taxable income in these two periods.

    Net Loss

    As a result of the factors described above, our net loss was $2,887,201, or $0.92 per share (basic and diluted), for the six months ended June 30, 2022. Our net loss was $2,367,612, or $0.99 per share (basic and diluted), for the six months ended June 30, 2021.

    Foreign Currency Translation Adjustment

    Our reporting currency is the U.S. dollar. The functional currency of our parent company, MMTEC INC., MM Future Technology Limited, MM Fund SPC, HC Securities (HK) Limited, MMBD Trading Limited, MMBD Investment Advisory Company Limited, Fundex SPC and MM Global Securities, INC, are the U.S. dollar, and the functional currency of Gujia (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd., is the Chinese Renminbi ("RMB"). The financial statements of our subsidiaries whose functional currency is the RMB are translated to U.S. dollars using period end rates of exchange for assets and liabilities, average rate of exchange for revenue and expenses and cash flows, and at historical exchange rates for equity. Net gains and losses resulting from foreign exchange transactions are included in the results of operations. As a result of foreign currency translations, which are a non-cash adjustment, we reported a foreign currency translation loss of $55,780 and a foreign currency translation gain of $23,720 for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively. This non-cash loss had the effect of increasing our reported comprehensive loss.

    Comprehensive Loss

    As a result of our foreign currency translation adjustment, we had comprehensive loss of $2,942,981 and $2,343,892 for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

    Financial Condition

    As of June 30, 2022, the Company had cash of $7,023,053, compared to $11,206,220 as of December 31, 2021. Total working capital was $9,708,668 as of June 30, 2022, compared to working capital of $12,720,191 as of December 31, 2021.

    Net cash used in operating activities for the six months ended June 30, 2022 was $4,153,241, compared to $1,431,474 for the same period last year. Net cash used in investing activities was $6,036 for the six months ended June 30, 2022, compared to $8,806 for the same period last year. Net cash provided by financing activities was $nil for the six months ended June 30, 2022, compared to $14,637,200 for the same period of last year.

    As an entity that operates in the financial industry in China and the United States, the Company finds itself subject to the challenges posed by the ongoing tension in the trade relations between the countries.

    Shares Authorized and Issued

    The Company is authorized to issue 50,000,000 shares with a par value of $0.01 per share. This takes into account the 1-for-10 reverse stock split on the Company's common stock that was effectuated on July 13, 2022.

    There were 3,137,001 common shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021. This takes into account the 1-for-10 reverse stock split on the Company's common stock that was effectuated on July 13, 2022.

    Legal Proceedings

    In the normal course of business, MM Global is engaged in various trading and brokerage activities on a principal and agency basis through a clearing broker. As a regulated FINRA broker-dealer, MM Global is subject to regulatory trading inquiries and investigations to determine whether any violations of federal securities or FINRA rules may have occurred. MM Global has responded to FINRA inquires and is subject to an investigation conducted by FINRA. In June 2022, FINRA's Department of Enforcement concluded its investigation and alleges that there have been violations of the federal securities laws and FINRA rules. The Company intends to settle and as of September 9, 2022, the settlement negotiations are still in process. The Company assesses the likelihood of adverse outcome to the matter, as well as the range of probable losses to the extent losses are reasonably estimable. The Company records accruals to the extent that management concludes a loss is probable and the financial impact, should an adverse outcome occur, is reasonable estimable. As of June 30, 2022, the Company accrued a liability of $450,000 that represents the total estimated amount the Company expects to pay to settle this matter.

    Other than MM Global, we are currently not involved in any legal proceedings; nor are we aware of any claims that could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

    Recent Developments

    On July 13, 2022, the Company implemented a 1-for-10 reverse stock split. As a result of the reverse split, on July 27, 2022, the Company received a letter from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC ("NASDAQ") confirming that the Company had regained compliance with NASDAQ's minimum bid price requirement under Listing Rule 5550(a)(2). The Company regained compliance with NASDAQ's requirements when the closing bid price for the Company's common stock was at or above $1.00 for 10 consecutive business days.

    On August 10, 2022, Company entered into a common stock purchase agreement, which was subsequently amended and restated on August 12, 2022 (the "Purchase Agreement"), with VG Master Fund SPC ("VG"). Subject to specified terms and conditions, the Company may, from time to time during the term of the Purchase Agreement, sell to VG up to the lesser of (a) $6.0 million of shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, and (b) the maximum amount of securities the Company is permitted to issue under its existing shelf registration statement, which was declared effective by the SEC on July 21, 2020. In consideration for VG's entry into the Purchase Agreement, the Company issued 53,334 shares of common stock to VG on or about August 17, 2022.

    Follow on offering

    On August 24, 2022, the Company's shelf registration statement for up to $300,000,000 in securities was declared effective by the SEC. Under this shelf registration statement, we may offer and sell from time to time up to an aggregate of $300,000,000 of common shares (issued separately or upon exercise of warrants), warrants, debt securities, and units of the Company's securities.

    Notice

    Rounding amounts and percentages: Certain amounts and percentages included in this press release have been rounded for ease of presentation. Percentage figures included in this press release have not in all cases been calculated on the basis of such rounded figures, but on the basis of such amounts prior to rounding. For this reason, certain percentage amounts in this press release may vary from those obtained by performing the same calculations using the figures in the financial statements. In addition, certain other amounts that appear in this press release may not sum due to rounding.

    About MMTEC, Inc.

    Headquartered in Beijing, China, we mainly focus on investment banking and asset management, providing customers with one-stop and all-round financial services. In addition to traditional incubation and investment in domestic and foreign companies listed in the United States, we also launched the HiFund platform to attract global institutional and individual investors to invest in the most competitive Chinese assets.

    More information about the Company can be found at: www.haisc.com.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements that are other than statements of historical facts. When the Company uses words such as "may", "will", "intend", "should", "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "project", "estimate" or similar expressions that do not relate solely to historical matters, it is making forward-looking statements. Specifically, the Company's statements regarding its continued growth, business outlook, and other similar statements are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations discussed in the forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, the following: the Company's goals and strategies; the Company's future business development; product and service demand and acceptance; changes in technology; economic conditions; reputation and brand; the impact of competition and pricing; government regulations; fluctuations in general economic and business conditions in China and assumptions underlying or related to any of the foregoing and other risks contained in reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 20-F and its subsequent filings. For these reasons, among others, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements in this press release. Additional factors are discussed in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available for review at www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof.

     

    UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA

     

     

    MMTEC, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
    CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
    (IN U.S. DOLLARS)





    As of






    June 30,
    2022



    December 31,
    2021






    (UNAUDITED)







    ASSETS










    CURRENT ASSETS:









    Cash and cash equivalents

    $

    7,023,053


    $

    11,206,220




    Accounts receivable, net


    466,812



    194,856




    Loan receivable, net


    2,100,000



    2,100,000




    Security deposits - current portion


    6,947



    102,326




    Prepaid expenses and other current assets


    1,350,400



    245,021













    Total Current Assets


    10,947,212



    13,848,423












     NON-CURRENT ASSETS:









    Security deposits - non-current portion


    163,572



    29,460




    Property and equipment, net


    222,302



    267,433




    Operating lease right-of-use assets


    1,100,379



    442,185













    Total Non-current Assets


    1,486,253



    739,078













    Total Assets

    $

    12,433,465


    $

    14,587,501












    LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

















    CURRENT LIABILITIES:









    Deferred revenue

    $

    -


    $

    123,434




    Salary payable


    234,035



    276,356




    Accrued liabilities and other payables


    699,556



    372,168




    Operating lease liabilities - current


    304,953



    356,274













    Total Current Liabilities


    1,238,544



    1,128,232












    NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES:









    Operating lease liabilities - non-current


    786,178



    107,545













    Total Non-current Liabilities


    786,178



    107,545













    Total Liabilities


    2,024,722



    1,235,777












     SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY: 









    Common shares ($0.01 par value; 50,000,000 shares
    authorized; 3,137,001 shares issued and outstanding at
    June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021)


    31,370



    31,370




    Additional paid-in capital


    29,884,600



    29,884,600




    Accumulated deficit


    (19,494,855)



    (16,607,654)





    Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)


    (12,372)



    43,408













    Total Shareholders' Equity


    10,408,743



    13,351,724













    Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

    $

    12,433,465


    $

    14,587,501













     

     

    MMTEC, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
    CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
    (IN U.S. DOLLARS)
    (UNAUDITED)






    For the six
    months Ended



    For the six
    months Ended






    June 30, 2022



    June 30, 2021










     REVENUE

    $

    733,400


    $

    507,048











     COST OF REVENUE


    110,490



    66,908











     GROSS PROFIT


    622,910



    440,140











     OPERATING EXPENSES:








    Selling and marketing


    887,173



    97,146



    General and administrative









    Payroll and related benefits


    1,022,931



    669,299




    Professional fees


    696,556



    837,457




    Other general and administrative expenses


    943,867



    671,500













    Total Operating Expenses


    3,550,527



    2,275,402











     LOSS FROM OPERATIONS


    (2,927,617)



    (1,835,262)











     OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):








    Interest income


    19,663



    526



    Impairment loss on long-term investment


    -



    (583,497)



    Other income


    2,576



    66,940



    Foreign currency transaction gain (loss)


    18,177



    (16,319)













    Total Other Income (Expense)


    40,416



    (532,350)











     LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES


    (2,887,201)



    (2,367,612)











     INCOME TAXES


    -



    -











     NET LOSS

    $

    (2,887,201)


    $

    (2,367,612)











     COMPREHENSIVE LOSS:








    NET LOSS


    (2,887,201)



    (2,367,612)



    OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)









     Foreign currency translation adjustments


    (55,780)



    23,720



    COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

    $

    (2,942,981)


    $

    (2,343,892)











     NET LOSS PER COMMON SHARE








    Basic and diluted

    $

    (0.92)


    $

    (0.99)











     WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF
    COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING:








    Basic and diluted


    3,137,001



    2,386,088












     

     

     MMTEC, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
    CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
    (IN U.S. DOLLARS)
    (UNAUDITED)







     For the Six
    Months Ended


     For the Six Months
    Ended







    June 30, 2022


    June 30, 2021











     CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:







     Net loss

    $

    (2,887,201)

    $

    (2,367,612)



     Adjustments to reconcile net loss from operations to








     net cash used in operating activities:








     Depreciation expense


    39,024


    14,322




     Impairment loss on long-term investment


    -


    583,497




     Noncash lease expense


    163,218


    168,733




     Foreign currency transaction loss (gain)


    (18,177)


    35,464




     Gain on extinguishment of debt


    -


    (41,548)



     Changes in operating assets and liabilities:








     Operating lease liabilities


    (193,925)


    (214,724)




     Accounts receivable


    (278,617)


    (124,368)




     Security deposits


    (41,604)


    -




     Prepaid expenses and other current assets


    (1,115,439)


    516,649




     Deferred revenue


    (121,382)


    -




     Salary payable


    (37,390)


    (5,695)




     Accrued liabilities and other payables


    338,252


    3,808











     NET CASH USED IN OPERATING ACTIVITIES


    (4,153,241)


    (1,431,474)











     CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:








     Purchase of property and equipment


    (6,036)


    (8,806)








     NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES


    (6,036)


    (8,806)











     CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:








     Proceeds from issuance of stocks


    -


    14,637,200











     NET CASH PROVIDED BY FINANCING
    ACTIVITIES


    -


    14,637,200











     EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE ON CASH AND
    CASH EQUIVALENTS


    (23,890)


    (19,245)











     NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND
    CASH EQUIVALENTS


    (4,183,167)


    13,177,675











     CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - beginning of
    period


    11,206,220


    1,425,926











     CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - end of period

    $

    7,023,053

    $

    14,603,601











     SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW
    INFORMATION:







     Cash paid for:









     Interest

    $

    -

    $

    -





     Income taxes

    $

    -

    $

    -











     NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING
    ACTIVITIES:







     Remeasurement of the lease liabilities and
    right-of-use assets due to lease modification

    $

    830,860

    $

    -


     

     

    For Media Enquiries: 

    Jessie Chang
    jessie@xgujia.com

    China Expert network
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