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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

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 [email protected] 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: [email protected]
Web: www.dmgblockchain.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Core IR 516-222-2560

For Media Inquiries:
Jules Abraham
Core IR
917-885-7378
[email protected]

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)
(Unaudited)

   
 For the three months ended December 31,
 
 2023 2022 
 $ $ 
Revenue9,690,764 7,174,592 
   
Expenses  
Operating and maintenance costs5,147,651 4,408,792 
General and administrative886,061 947,936 
Stock-based compensation368,494 515,130 
Research438,179 431,939 
Bad debt expense (recovery)3,764 63,604 
Depreciation4,341,782 6,090,845 
Total expenses11,185,931 12,458,246 
   
Operating loss before other items(1,495,167) (5,283,654) 
   
Other income (expense)  
Interest and other income165,781 113,141 
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 currency8,162,860 (1,415,660) 
Realized gain (loss) on sale of digital currency851,870 (177,162) 
Gain (loss) on change in fair value of marketable securities244,751 (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 adjustment10,082 (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  
- basic168,147,570 167,519,584 
- diluted170,175,939 167,519,584 


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

  As at
December 31, 2023
(unaudited)
 As at
September 30,2023
(audited)
 
ASSETS $ $ 
Current   
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 
    
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY   
Current    
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)
(Unaudited)

For the three months ended December 31,2023 2022 
  $  $ 
OPERATING ACTIVITIES  
Net income (loss) for the period6,972,490 (7,003,404) 
Non-cash items:  
Accretion11,460 11,845 
Depreciation4,338,369 6,090,845 
Share-based payments368,494 515,130 
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 investment609,120 - 
Provision for sales tax receivable253,900 - 
Bad debt expense3,764 63,604 
Digital currency related revenue(8,744,492) (6,671,394) 
Digital currency sold9,445,176 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 assets35,269 (6,848) 
Amounts receivable(781,682) (748,923) 
Deferred revenue14,302 64,650 
Trade and other payables668,276 636,444 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities3,744,420 (1,270,924) 
   
INVESTING ACTIVITIES  
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) 
   
FINANCING ACTIVITIES  
Proceeds from option exercises269,776 63,750 
Principal lease payments(40,276) (64,044) 
Proceeds from secure loan- 950,665 
Net cash provided by financing activities229,500 950,371 
   
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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