With Continued Growth ECS Generated Gross Revenue in Excess of $24 million Year to Date in 2018
SANTA MONICA, CA , June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gopher Protocol Inc. (OTCQB: GOPH) ("Gopher” or the “Company"), a company specializing in the creation of Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence enabled mobile technologies, is pleased to announce that its recent acquisitions, which now comprise its fintech division, led by ECS, have been fully integrated.
ECS, since the beginning of 2018 (cumulative through last week) did 2,274,195 transactions from 21,729 terminals of which 1,399,975 were billable amounting to gross revenue of $24,863,692 (unaudited).
Looking at the comparable 90 day period in 2017, ECS Prepaid had $7.5 million (unaudited) in revenue while processing 813,000 transactions over an average of 5,300 locations. ECS Prepaid’s revenue for the 90 days just prior to being acquired by Gopher was $8.5 million (unaudited) while processing 859,400 transactions. For the 90 day period post acquisition by Gopher, ECS Prepaid’s revenue was $13.3 million (unaudited) while processing over 1.1 million transactions, resulting in an increase in revenue of 77% over the comparable period in 2017. Gopher intends to continue this pattern with recent agreements for processing alignments, the addition of AT&T SIM Activation program, and increased product margins on existing core products.
“ECS Prepaid would be able to operate the ‘UGO doors’ with little impact to our current work flow with the addition of one new employee in the Springfield’s office for technical support” said Derron Winfrey, Gopher’s COO. “The UGO platform, which used third parties for processing transactions, will now use the ECS platform reducing ACH transaction costs from $0.14 to $0.02, which is expected to increase our profit margins” added Kevin Pickard, Gopher’s CFO.
As a reminder on March 16, 2018, Gopher entered into and closed an Asset Purchase Agreement dated March 1, 2018 (the “ECS Purchase Agreement”) with ECS Prepaid LLC (“ECS”), a Missouri limited liability company, pursuant to which the Company purchased certain assets from ECS, including, but not limited to, the processing prepaid platform, servers, POS terminals, customer list, a processing software program and goodwill - https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1471781/000161577418004520/s110476_8ka.htm
As required by law, the Company filed two years audited financials of said Platform - https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1471781/000161577418004520/s110476_ex99-1.htm as well as Pro-Forma consolidated financials - https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1471781/000161577418004520/s110476_ex99-2.htm
About ECS Prepaid LLC.
Formed in 2008, ECS Prepaid LLC. (www.ecsprepaid.com) was started and fueled by the desire to create a Prepaid Wireless distribution model built to cater to Independent Sales Organizations servicing the gas station, convenience store market. ECS Prepaid is a two time “INC 500 Fastest Growing Companies” in the US, with a high ranking of 64th.
Starting with just a few hundred direct retail locations, ECS Prepaid quickly grew its customer base by providing one of the most comprehensive terminal solution available. Today ECS Prepaid supports over 100 independent agents while powering roughly 9,000 retail locations across the United States.
The ECS Prepaid software platform provides the ability to bring a variety of services to even the smallest retailer. Products currently available include: Prepaid Wireless, SIM Activations, International Top Up, Private Label Gift Cards, Electronic Check Processing, Customer Loyalty and Rewards programs.
About Gopher Protocol Inc.
Gopher Protocol Inc. (OTCQB: GOPH) (“Gopher”) (http://gopherprotocol.com/) is a development-stage company which consider itself Native IoT creator, developing Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence enabled mobile technology. Gopher has a portfolio of Intellectual Property that when commercialized will include smart microchips, mobile application software and supporting cloud software. The system contemplates the creation of a global network. The core of the system will be its advanced microchip technology that can be installed in any mobile device worldwide. Gopher envisions this system as an internal, private network between all enabled mobile devices providing shared processing, advanced mobile database management/sharing and enhanced mobile features.
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