Medical Transcription Billing Corp (NASDAQ:MTBC)

Medical Transcription Billing Corp (NASDAQ:MTBC)’s Net Loss

Medical Transcription Billing Corp (NASDAQ:MTBC)

Shares of Medical Transcription Billing Corp (NASDAQ:MTBC) fell 24.56% after the provider of cloud-based healthcare IT solutions reported Q3 financial results that showed a net loss for the first nine months of the year. However, the company reported a 50% revenue increase for the same period.

Medical Transcription Billing Corp (NASDAQ:MTBC)

Revenue Growth

According to the Chief Executive Officer, Mahmud Haq, revenue growth for the first nine months of the year set the company on course for record annual revenue. In additional to revenue growth, Medical Transcription Billing Corp (NASDAQ:MTBC)’s balance sheet received a boost in the quarter.

“Since our last earnings call, we fully repaid the balance of our $10 million credit facility with Opus Bank (“Opus”) two years prior to the original maturity date, paid Prudential the remaining $5 million plus interest owed for the MediGain acquisition, and raised capital in a way that didn’t dilute our common shareholders,” said Mr. Haq.

Medical Transcription Billing Corp (NASDAQ:MTBC) is still trading in an uptrend despite losing nearly a quarter of its total market value. For the full year, the stock is up by more than 200%. Monday’s sell-off could be a minor correction pending a major move on the upside.

For the Three months ended September 30, 2017, Medical Transcription Billing Corp generated revenues of $7.5 million, representing a 41% year-over-year increase. The company attributes the increase to the MediGain acquisition. Revenue for the first nine months came in at $23.5 million.

Net Loss

Net loss stood at (-$980,000) an improvement from a net loss of (-$1.7) million reported in the second quarter.

“The $714,000 improvement in our GAAP net loss from last quarter was due to a $780,000 reduction in amortization expense,” said Bill Korn, MTBC Chief Financial Officer. Net loss for the first nine months of the year increased to ($5.4) million from (-$4.8) million.

Medical Transcription Billing Corp (NASDAQ:MTBC) attributes the wider than expected net loss to non-cash amortization and depreciation expense of $3.6 million. The company also incurred restructuring charges in relation to the closing of offices in Poland and Bangalore, India and shifting of teams in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Medical Transcription Billing Corp (NASDAQ:MTBC) exited the third quarter with $2.8 million in cash and positive working capital, representing $5 million improvement.

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Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SHIP)

High Hopes for Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SHIP) Earnings

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SHIP)

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SHIP) shares are 8.5% higher in early trading on a volume over 20 times larger than the daily average. Speculation is that traders are bidding up the price of the stock in front of their Q3 earnings report, due before the market opens tomorrow, in hopes that it will be a repeat of their Q2 report that saw massive increases in net revenues compared to the same period in 2016. Net revenues for Q2 2017 were reported up 125% compared to Q2 2016 and up 38% from Q1 2017.

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SHIP)

Dry-Bulk Shipping Rates

Also at play are higher bulk shipping rates that could lend support to such speculation. According to Seatrade Maritime News, “The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) achieved a three-year high at 1,588 last Tuesday [October 24, 2017], thanks to the rally seen among the industrial commodities.” However, interested parties should not that the article finishes with the following observation “With downtrend seen across the dry bulk rates, one wonders if the BDI can continue to push for further height again. However, the freight rates are still in the strong position currently with the support of the commodities prices rally. Perhaps, the market may see another upswing with the return of the traders from the Coaltrans conference.”

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SHIP) is an Glyfada, Greece based shipping company that owns and operates dry bulk shipping assets. Seanergy currently owns eleven dry bulk carriers, consisting of nine Capesizes and two Supramaxes, with a combined cargo-carrying capacity of approximately 1,682,582 dwt and an average fleet age of about 8.4 years. The company operates internationally and is incorporated in the Marshall Islands with executive offices in Athens, Greece and an office in Hong Kong.

SHIP Stock Performance

From 2012 until the end of 2014, the number of outstanding SHIP shares was stable. Then in 2015 the number increased to 10.77 million, then increased in 2016 to 20.55 million. Such actions heavily dilute shareholder equity and are a likely factor with the resistance of long-term investors to embrace the stock.

Investors have also not been keen on the erratic annual sales figures. In 2012, Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SHIP) posted a sales figure of $55.6 billion. In the years that followed the annual sale figures were, in billions of $USD, $23.1, $2.0, $11.2, and $34.7.

Analysts have a consensus, one-year price target on SHIP of $2.00.

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Market Awaits Medical Transcription Billing Corp (NASDAQ:MTBC) Earnings

Medical Transcription Billing Corp (NASDAQ:MTBC)

Medical Transcription Billing Corp (NASDAQ:MTBC) is scheduled to release their Q3 earnings report today before the market opens. In August, the company placed its full year 2017 guidance at $31 to $32 million. That level of revenue represents a 27% to 31% growth over 2016 revenue. The company expects 2017 adjusted EBITDA to be $2.0 to $2.5 million.

Medical Transcription Billing Corp (NASDAQ:MTBC)

Medical Transcription Billing Corp (NASDAQ:MTBC) is a healthcare information technology company that provides a fully integrated suite of proprietary web-based solutions, together with related business services, to healthcare providers practicing in ambulatory care settings. Their platform is designed to help customers increase revenues, streamline workflows, and make better business and clinical decisions.

MTBC Stock

MTBC shares have gained over 450% year-to-date and almost 50% in just the last month. That has pushed MTBC stock from its 52-week low of $0.29, to its 52-week high, achieved in October, of $5.44.

During that time, the company repaid its debt. To pay off that debt, Medical Transcription Billing Corp (NASDAQ:MTBC) issued $7.9 million worth of Series A Preferred Stock. The move worked, according to observers, as revenues have exceeded cash operating expenses since May 2017.

Over the years, MTBC has not been able to transform annual increases in sales to profits. In 2012, the per share profit was just $0.01. Annual per share losses followed of (-$0.02), (-$0.64), (-$0.46), and, for 2016, (-$0.95).

However, sales did increase year on year. In 2012, sales were reported at $10 million. That annual figure was followed by annual figures of $10.5 million, $18.3 million, 23.1 million, and in 2016, $24.5 million.

It should be noted that the company has quite a number of short-sellers betting against it. As of November 3, 2017, over 15% of the stock’s float was being held in a short position.

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Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOG)

Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOG) Starting a Rebound?

Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOG)

Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOG), headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, offers bulk freight shipping services throughout the U.S. Great Lakes region. Through its subsidiaries, the Rand Logistics operates ten self-unloading bulk carriers, including eight River Class vessels and one River Class integrated tug/barge unit, and three conventional bulk carriers.

Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOG)

Rand Logistics Competitive Advantage

Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOG) has a competitive advantage that is rooted in U.S. and Canadian legislation. Due to the provisions of the Jones Act and the Canadian Marine Act, Rand Logistics is the only ship carrier able to offer significant domestic port-to-port services in both Canada and the U.S. on the Great Lakes. The Jones Act mandates that only ships that are built, crewed, and owned by U.S. citizens can operate between U.S. ports. The Canada Marine Act requires Canadian commissioned ships to operate between Canadian ports.

RLOG stock has not traded above $1 since mid-February, 2017. Technically, this puts the company in violation of NASDAQ Rule 5550(a)(2) which states that “(a) Continued Listing Requirements for Primary Equity Securities: (2) Minimum bid price of at least $1 per share.”

Year-to-date, RLOG shares have lost over 50% of their value. But in the last quarter, shares have rebounded and gained almost 45%. The stock’s 52-week low of $0.19 was established in July.

While RLOG stock has rebounded recently, some observers still believe there are issues with the finances that will be very challenging for the company to overcome. According to published accounts, Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOG) has a current ratio of 0.10. The current ratio measures whether or not a firm has enough resources to cover its debts over the next year. When a current ratio is below 1, then the company may have problems meeting its short-term obligations (current liabilities).

However, reports show that at least one person with a large (10+%) stake in the company has been purchasing shares since early August. The consensus, one-year price target for RLOG is $2.00.

Sales took a big hit for FY2017 when the company reported a figure of $115.5 million – well below the 2016 figure of $148.4 million. FY2017 was also the largest per share loss the company has posted since 2012. For FY2017 they reported a loss of (-$1.08) – more than treble the loss of 2016.

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Insignia Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISIG) Explodes on Earnings Surprise

Insignia Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISIG)

Insignia Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISIG) stock was up over 80% in morning trading after the company released their Q3 earnings yesterday after the market closed. The global consumer marketing firm reported increases in Net Sales, Gross Profit, and Net Income.

ISIG stock closed yesterday at $1.36, then gapped up to open at $1.58 before hitting the inter-day high of $2.19. While ISIG shares are down year-to-date, and for the past year, they are up over 35% during the past quarter.

Insignia Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISIG)

Q3 Earnings

Net sales increased 19.4% to $7,723,000 in Q3 2017, from $6,469,000 in Q3 2016, primarily due to a 30.4% increase in the number of signs placed. Gross profit in Q3 2017 increased to $2,743,000, or 35.5% of net sales, from $2,000,000, or 30.9% of net sales, in Q3 2016. The increased gross profit was primarily due to an increase in sales and a decrease in cost of services due to the discontinued sale of The Like Machine. Gross profit is highly dependent on sales levels due to the relatively fixed nature of a portion of Insignia’s payments to retailers. Net income for Q3 2017 was $451,000, or $0.04 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of -$167,000, or (-$0.01) per basic and diluted share, for the same period last year.

Insignia Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISIG) President and CEO Kristine Glancy commented, “We are pleased with our quarterly results, having delivered both top and bottom line growth. The quarterly results reflect the continued progress against our strategic initiatives with the addition of new CPG customers, strengthening the relationships with existing clients, and gaining traction on business development projects. These strategic initiatives are expected to positively impact the remainder of 2017 and beyond.”

ISIG Stock

The consensus, one-year price target for ISIG stock is $3.00. Insignia Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISIG) reported a per share loss for 2016 of (-$0.11) on sales of $24.9 million. However, it appears that management has set the course for a more profitable 2017.

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Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA)

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA) Drops After Acquiring Global Bit Ventures

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA)

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA) fell 19% after announcing a definitive agreement to acquire 100% ownership of Global Bit Ventures. The acquisition will expand the company’s operations into the cryptocurrency business.

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA)

Global Bit Venture Acquisition

Global Bit Ventures has developed a robust infrastructure that Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA) plans to take advantage of, in its pursuit of growth opportunities around digital currencies. According to Chief Executive Officer, Doug Croxall, the acquisition underscores the company’s commitment to enhancing shareholders value by pursuing alternative business directions.

Prior to the acquisition of Global Bit Ventures, Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA) was focused on the business of acquiring patents and patent rights from owners and other ventures. The company generates a good chunk of its earnings from monetization of the patent portfolio through license discussions. However, with the acquisition of GBV, its revenue stream should receive a boost.

“We believe the acquisition of Global Bit Ventures will take advantage of an ongoing revolution in digital transactions conducted on blockchain as we see increasing adoption and proliferation of blockchain protocols in our everyday lives,” said Mr. Croxall.

GBV boasts of a technology that powers and secures blockchain by operating custom hardware and software. GBV currently owns 250GH/s of GPU mining servers and plans to add 14PH/s of ASIC servers to further strengthen its prospects in the merging industry. The company’s director, Charles Allen, expects the merger to position the company for rapid revenue growth in the years to come.

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA) has been trading in a downtrend for the better part of the year. Investor’s sentiments has hit all-time lows at the back of a strong sell-off wave. The stock is down by more than 70% for the year as it continues to trade near its 52-week low of $1.49 a share.

Reverse Stock Split

Separately, Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA) has initiated a four-for-one reverse-split for its outstanding common stock. The reverse split will reduce the company’s common stock from about 32.4 million shares to 8.6 million shares. The company is hoping the split will shore up the stock price thereby bring the company into compliance with the NASDAQ Capital Market minimum average closing price of $1 a share.

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About the author: Monica has an undergraduate degree in Accounting and an MBA she earned – with Honors. She has six years of experience in the financial markets and has been an analyst for the past two years.

NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:NIHD) And Lenders Reach Agreement

NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:NIHD)

Shares of NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:NIHD) gained 4.55% after the mobile communication services provider announced the restructuring of a loan agreement with China Development Bank, Banco do Brazil, and Caixa Economica Federal. The changes include the deferral of principal payments for the first 48 months from the date of effectiveness.

NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:NIHD)

Loan Amendments

Wednesday’s rally helped push the stock slightly above its 52-week low of $0.36 a share. However, the stock continues to trade in a strong downtrend after underperforming the overall industry for the better part of the year. The stock is down by more than 80% for the year.

Amidst the underperformance, Chief Financial Officer, Dan Freiman remains upbeat about NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:NIHD) prospects,

“The signing of the amendments marks a significant milestone in our efforts to improve our financial outlook and liquidity and will enable us to continue to invest in and grow our business in Brazil. We are actively working to obtain the final approvals necessary for the amendments to become effective,” said Mr. Freiman.

The proposed amendments include a compliance holiday for certain financial covenants including the net debt financial covenant until June 30, 2020. The amendments also include a loan maturity date of 98 months. NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:NIHD), through Nextel Brazil, is to grant an additional security interest to each of its lenders in the form of preferential rights as part of the agreement. The amendments are still subject to approval by Sinosure on or before December 31, 2017.

 

Q2 Financial Results

NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:NIHD) reported a net loss of (-$84.8) million or (-$0.85) cents a share for the second quarter. Revenue in the quarter totaled $225 million. Capital expenditure in the quarter totaled $9 million. The company exited the quarter with a 29,000 3G net subscriber losses and 104,000 subscriber losses.

According to Chief Executive Officer, Roberto Rittes, the quarter highlighted improved operating cash flow efficiency due to increased focus on improving liquidity.

“In addition, during the quarter, other operators introduced more aggressive rate plans that affected our subscriber growth and churn. In response to this development, in August, we introduced new rate plans that we believe will compete well against the new offers in the market,” said Mr. Rittes.

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Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:ENT) Moody’s Ratings Withdrawal

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:ENT)

Shares of Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:ENT) fell 11.11%, after rating agency Moody’s withdrew the company’s ratings. The firm in a press release cited a lack of insufficient or otherwise inadequate information, needed to support the maintenance of ratings.

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:ENT)

ENT Investors Reaction

Investors reacted to the news by pushing the stock to a new all-time low. Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:ENT) stock continues to trade in a strong downtrend and is down over 60%.

Declining investor confidence on the stock follows disappointing fourth quarter and full year financial results for FY2016. For the fourth quarter, Global Eagle Entertainment generated a net loss of (-$91.7) million. Net loss for the full year came in at (-$112.9) million.

EBITDA was up 24.9% in the fourth quarter to come in at $19.4 million. Global Eagle Entertainment attributes the increase to contributions from the EMC acquisition and growth in the Aviation connectivity business. However, it was partially offset by losses in the content services business.

Revenue Growth

Year-over-year revenue growth of 45.5% helped offset investor concerns about the wider than expected net loss. Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:ENT) posted revenue of $165 million for the fourth quarter. Full-year revenue was up 26.2% to come in at $538 million. Connectivity revenue was up 175% to come in at $88.4 million in the fourth quarter. Content revenue, on the other hand, dropped 5.8% to come in at $76.4 million.

Growth in revenue was mostly driven by the acquisition of Emerging Market Communications and continued growth of the Aviation Connectivity business. According to Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Leddy, 2017 has been a transition year for the company.

“2017 has been a year of transition for Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:ENT), and we are building a solid foundation to position our company for future growth. Importantly, we have strengthened key areas in our finance and other shared service functions and continue to integrate past acquisitions across our business lines,” said Mr. Leddy.

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:ENT) is currently focused on strengthening its pool of talent which it expects to accelerate growth in the Content and Connectivity businesses. The company has also started to implement new software tools with a view to enhancing operations and improving the timeliness of financial reporting.

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Iconix Brand Group Inc (NASDAQ:ICON),

Iconix Brand Group Inc (NASDAQ:ICON) Shares Crash on Wal-Mart Non-renewal

Iconix Brand Group Inc (NASDAQ:ICON)

Iconix Brand Group Inc (NASDAQ:ICON) stock is down over 60% in the last two days after it received notice that Wal-Mart has decided not to distribute the DanskinNow brand beyond January 2019. The market reacted harshly as observers believe the loss of royalty revenues, approximately $15.5 million, may negatively affect Iconix’s ability to service current debt and shrink it lending alternatives.

Iconix Brand Group Inc (NASDAQ:ICON)

Iconix Brand Group Inc (NASDAQ:ICON), headquartered in New York City, is a brand management company that owns, licenses, and markets a portfolio of consumer brands across the women’s, men’s, entertainment, and home industries globally.

John Haugh, CEO of Iconix commented, “Improving the balance sheet, enhancing our liquidity position, and more actively managing our brands continues to be our primary focus.  With our announcement today of Starter at Amazon, we are demonstrating our ability to successfully reposition our brands.  We expect this launch will return Starter to its iconic position of a leading premium athletic brand.  Our team will be pursuing similar strategies as we reposition and build our Mossimo and Danskin brands.  With respect to the balance sheet, we entered into an amendment of our existing credit facility and will be focused on generating funds in the near term to enhance our liquidity position.”

Other Iconix Developments

Today Iconix Brand Group Inc (NASDAQ:ICON) also announced that Starter, an Iconix premium athletic brand, is now available on Amazon Prime.  This new distribution agreement is on the hells of the third quarter 2017 announcement that Starter was no longer exclusive to Walmart.

On October 25, 2017, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed the consolidated securities class action brought against Iconix Brand Group Inc (NASDAQ:ICON). In its opinion granting Iconix’s and other defendants’ Motion to Dismiss the matter, the Court provided plaintiffs leave to replead their claims by November 14, 2017.

ICON Stock Performance

ICON stock neared its all-time highs in mid-2014 when the shares were topping out near $45. Since then the shares have slid precipitously and were valued under $10 by early 2016. The recent lows under $2 mark not only 52-week low, but all-time lows. In the last week alone ICON stock has lost almost 70% of its value.

Accordingly, the Relative Strength Index figure is around 12. Experts believe that any value below 20 is usually a trigger for an “oversold” condition, however investors should note that this sell-off follows widely published news of future revenue and earnings losses.

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Real Goods Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGSE)

Can Real Goods Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGSE) Close over $2.50?

Real Goods Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGSE)

Real Goods Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGSE) stock is up almost 9% as the as the stock attempts, for the fifth time this month, to close over $2.50. Volume is heavy today – over 4.2 million shares have traded by 11 AM EST which is almost nine times the listed daily average.

Last Thursday, October 26, Real Goods Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGSE) announced that it had been selected by Solarize North Haven, a community-based residential solar purchasing cooperative, to bring solar electricity to homes and businesses in North Haven, Connecticut.

Solarize North Haven is a community-supported buying program that offers discounted group pricing, town-wide education and outreach support, as well as high quality equipment at reduced pricing and flexible financing to significantly reduce the cost of solar for North Haven’s approximately 8,600 households. The campaign and sign-up period begins November 16, 2017 and will run through April 5, 2018.

History of DOW Chemical’s Involvement

In 2008, DOW Chemical started an R&D effort to produce shingles that could serve as a solar panel and be directly integrated into a roof. DOW’s first efforts were installed in over 1,000 locations in 18 states. Then, in 2015, DOW switched to a lower cost solar technology which, they believed, would be more commercially viable. The new technology also had the benefit of being more efficient.

DOW Chemical has patented the new technology and it is this technology that is being licensed by Real Goods Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGSE). Real Goods Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGSE) has agreed to absorb all commercial aspects of the deal including supply chain management, marketing, sales, installation and warranty. It is believed that sales will commence in the first half of 2018.

RGSE Stock Performance

Real Goods Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGSE) shares, adjusted for dilution, have been battered over the past two years. In 2016 they were trading over $100 and spent much of 2016 with their shares valued at twice those levels. However, for the past few months the solar energy based company has struggled to keep its share value above $1 – typically the threshold for being listed on the NASDAQ Market.

The past year has seen RGSE stock hit a high of over $86, and a low of $0.60. Sales growth was impressive from 2012 through 2014 as the figure rose from $44 million to $70.8 million. Unfortunately the company posted a disappointing $17.4 million for 2016.

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