|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2019
The Company had a net loss of approximately $8.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2019. As of December 31, 2019, the Company had cash and working capital deficit of approximately $346,000 and $3.5 million, respectively.
Management’s 2019 strategic decision to invest and allocate millions of dollars into software development, product development and its infrastructure has enabled the company to be position for immediate rapid growth. The Company continues to add stores to the ECS and Wholesale Marketplace platforms while aggressively exploring new distribution channels and acquisitions. This is enabling the addition of products from manufacturers in market specific categories in conjunction with national rollouts of proprietary brands such as LocoRabbit Wireless, Max CBD and Essential products needed in today’s world.
The 3rd quarter asset purchase agreement of the ECS Business gives the Company access to a network of over 9,800 retail locations and 160 independent salespeople processing over 18,000 transactions per day (see Note 1). ECS generates approximately $46,500,000 in annualized revenue through third party wireless services.
During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Surge software development team has successfully implemented the merging of the SurgePays and ECS software to more efficiently and cost effectively increase synergized revenue and profitability moving forward. In addition, management made the decision to expedite programming, software development and integration to enable the successful launch of the SurgePays Prepaid Visa card.
The development of the Surge Logistics Intake software and the infrastructure at CenterCom BPO have enabled rapid scaling growth and evidenced in Surge Logics revenue trajectory.
To support the significant growth inflection, the Company has reorganized its human resources department, including building the administrative, legal and finance office in Bartlett, TN and the operations center in El Salvador which will be able to now host 300 employees. Management believes the Company now has the ability to scale to support its expected growth in 2020, which was a major goal for fiscal year 2019. During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company was able to continue the utilization of the internal controls and operating procedures and techniques employed by the Company’s management in order to enhance the business by creating operating efficiencies and controlling costs. Lastly, the Company has significantly restructured its balance sheet to be an effective platform for growth as the Company continues to work towards listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market in the near term.
In March of 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. COVID-19 could disrupt the economy, the Company’s supply chain, and access to capital sources thus adversely affecting the Company’s ability to continue its operations. Management’s evaluation of the events and conditions and management’s plans regarding those matters are described in Note 3 to the consolidated financial statements.
These factors, among others, were addressed by management in determining whether the Company could continue as a going concern. The Company projects that it should be cash flow positive by the end of Quarter 3 2020 through increased cash flow from ongoing operations the collection of outstanding receivables and the restructuring of the current debt burden. While management believes it is more likely than not the Company has the ability to continue as a going concern, this is dependent upon the ability to further implement the business plan, generate sufficient revenues and to control operating expenses.
Additionally, if necessary, based on the Company’s history of being able to raise capital from both internal and external sources coupled with current favorable market conditions, management believes that debt and/or equity financing can be obtained from both related parties (management and members of the Board of Directors of the Company) and external sources to pay down existing debt obligations, cover short term shortfalls, meet the shareholders equity requirements for Nasdaq, and complete proposed acquisitions. Although the Company believes in the viability of management’s strategy to generate sufficient revenue, control costs and the ability to raise additional funds if necessary, there can be no assurances to that effect. Therefore, the accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern.