InterCloud Systems Inc (OTCMKTS:ICLD)

InterCloud Systems Inc (OTCMKTS:ICLD) Implodes After 64% Revenue Decrease

InterCloud Systems Inc (OTCMKTS:ICLD)

InterCloud Systems Inc (OTCMKTS:ICLD) plunged 22.34% after reporting a second quarter net loss of $12 million compared to a net loss of $13.4 million reported last year. The selloff came after the company reported a 64% decrease in revenue. Tuesday’s sell-off pushed InterCloud Systems Inc (OTCMKTS:ICLD) stock near its 52-week lows. The stock continues to trade in a strong downtrend having tanked from its March highs of $0.34.

InterCloud Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS:ICLD) is a leading provider of cloud networking orchestration for Software Defined Networking and Networking Function Virtualization. The company offers a wide range of cloud solutions designed to help enterprises and service providers adopt an operational expense model on the cloud.

Chief executive, Mark Munro, has sought to dispel concerns about the second quarter net loss by reiterating they achieved a lot in the quarter. Liability reductions and strengthening of the balance sheet are some of the milestones that the executive expects to play a key role in the next phase of growth. Debt and expense reductions should enable the company achieve profitability going forward.

“We believe the steps we’ve taken over the past year have positioned the Company to capitalize on the immense opportunities in front of us and creates the necessary foundation for ongoing financial performance,” said Mr. Munro.

 Revenue Decrease

Revenues in the second quarter came in at $8.1 million compared to revenue of $22.6 million reported in Q2 2016. InterCloud Systems Inc (OTCMKTS:ICLD) attributes the decrease to a reduction in revenue from subsidiaries disposed off this year. Gross profit margin dropped to 20% from 23% because of reduced margins in the company’s professional services segment.

A decrease in second quarter net loss was due to the extinguishment of $7.1 million debt also helped by a decrease in salaries and wages and SG&A expense of $4.5 million.

Separately, InterCloud Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS:ICLD) has confirmed that its CEO and Board member Mark Durfee have agreed to exchange $4.3 million of personal debt into equity. The two are now entitled to special voting rights in the company. The conversion demonstrates the two executive’s commitment to the company’s restructuring plan in addition to helping fix the balance sheet and increase shareholder equity.

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InterCloud Systems Inc (OTCMKTS:ICLDD) Trims Debt Load

InterCloud Systems Inc (OTCMKTS:ICLDD)

InterCloud Systems Inc (OTCMKTS:ICLDD) was up by 8.25% in Wednesday’s trading session days after announcing that high ranking executives had agreed to convert personal debt into equity. The debt conversion actions of CEO, Mark Munro, and Board Member, Mark Durfee, are poised to trim the company’s debt by $4.3 million.

Restructuring Plan

According to the CEO, conversion of personal debt into equity demonstrates their commitment to the company’s long term prospects. InterCloud Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS:ICLDD) is currently undertaking an aggressive restructuring plan that seeks to reduce the overall debt. The company also plans to trim salary levels as well as selling, general, and administrative expenses

“We have decided to exchange this debt for preferred equity with special voting rights as part of our plan to fix our balance sheet and increase shareholder equity. Absent a fundamental transaction, this preferred equity will not dilute our shareholders but will have an immediate positive impact on our balance sheet,” said Mr. Munro.

InterCloud Systems Inc (OTCMKTS:ICLDD) bills itself as a leading provider of cloud networking orchestration and automation for Software Defined Networking. The company’s applications and infrastructure segment provides engineering and consulting services.

The professional services segment, on the other hand, provides services to the wireless and wire line industry. The company is fresh from inking a $1 million contract for the provision of professional services to new and existing customers.

 Corporate Highlights

Separately, InterCloud Systems Inc (OTCMKTS:ICLDD) has engaged the services of Saddler Gibb & Associates as its new auditing firm. The firm is to audit the company’s financial results for the period ending December 31, 2017.  The independent accounting firm replaces WithumSmith+Brown, PC following its dismissal by the board of directors.

InterCloud Systems Inc (OTCMKTS:ICLDD) reported revenues of $13,950 for the first three months of the year down from $17,629 reported the previous year. Operating expenses in the quarter rose to $10,663 from $7,956 reported in Q1 2016. Net loss in the quarter more than tripled to (-$14,237) from (-$4,323) reported last year. In addition, InterCloud Systems Inc (OTCMKTS:ICLDD) has completed a 1:4 reverse stock split of its common stock.

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InterCloud Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS:ICLDD) Unveils New Solution For Protecting Hospital Networks

InterCloud Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS:ICLDD)

InterCloud Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS:ICLDD) has launched a new machine-learning security forensics solution for healthcare networks and medical devices. Dubbed X-Barrier, the solution is designed to target network security vulnerability. The company’s stock was up by 5.59% in Friday’s trading session to end the week at $0.0359.

X-Barrier Solution Capabilities

InterCloud Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS:ICLDD) is a leading provider of cloud networking orchestration and automation for software-defined networking. The company’s solutions are designed to offer enterprise and service provider customers a way of adopting operational expense models by outsourcing cloud deployment. Its managed services segment provides hardware and software products to customers in addition to maintenance and support services.

The launch of the new healthcare solutions for patching vulnerabilities in the healthcare sector comes on the heels of the launch of NFVgrid SD-WAN solution for management of multi data center networks. X-Barrier development marks yet another milestone in the company’s push to expand its portfolio of network management and automation products for Next Gen Software Defined Networks.

X-Barrier leverages machine-learning and artificial intelligence capabilities to detect threats directed towards networks. According to InterCloud Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS:ICLDD), X-barrier uses non-deterministic algorithms to detect known and unknown threats. The solution does not need any pre-configuration to operate as it constantly adjusts its detection models.

“Our product provides an automated way to segment, survey and protects a healthcare facility and hospital campus not only from the outside threats but also from the internal networking objects already penetrated by hackers,” said InterCloud Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS:ICLDD) CEO, Mark Munro.

Marketing Push

X-Barrier is designed to prevent hackers from gaining access to hospital networks where they can gain access to various vital equipment such IV Pumps and ventilating machines. InterCloud Systems is currently in discussions with a number of resellers as it seeks to make the machine-learning solutions available to all hospitals across the U.S.

Combining X-Barrier and NFVgrid SD-WAN should help hospitals stay one step ahead of hackers. SD-WAN, for instance, is designed to provide a hard to duplicate machine-learning network analytic functions for receiving in-depth information about networking flow patterns. The two solutions are expected to strengthen the revenue streams for InterCloud Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS:ICLDD) as the company moves to market.

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InterCloud Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS:ICLD) Explodes On $2 Million Contract

InterCloud Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS:ICLD)

InterCloud Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS:ICLD) is moving higher in the market on news that it has been awarded new professional service contracts worth more than $2 million.

Intercloud’s Financial Improvement Plan

The contracts should go a long way in strengthening the current revenue base. InterCloud Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS:ICLD) has also embarked on a cost-cutting mission as it looks to generate maximum shareholder value from its remaining subsidiaries. Lastly, Intercloud is aggressively pursuing new partnerships for its NFVgrid platform as it looks expand its customer base.

“Over the last six months, we have divested ourselves of non-core assets and strengthened our balance sheet. The Company’s remaining assets produced over $52 million in revenue during 2016. In addition to our divestments, we have significantly reduced our operating expenses with the goal of operating on a cash flow positive basis,” said CEO, Mark Munro.

Restructuring Intercloud’s Business

According to Munro, restructuring should allow the company to acquire new assets that will fuel business growth. Pursuing positive cash flow is at the top on the agenda as the company diversifies its streams of revenues and trims its expenditures.

The restructuring push has already resulted in the spinoff of the company’s Training Division. InterCloud Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS:ICLD) says it received $1.4 million in cash from the sale of the unit, which provides professional services focused on education and training in the network arena. The company had acquired the unit in 2016 for $1 million worth of common stock.

The sale, according to Mr. Munro, is part of an ongoing realignment of InterCloud’s business strategy that has until now focused on reducing outstanding liabilities. InterCloud Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS:ICLD) should now be able focus on its core areas of growth and profitability as focus shifts to improving the balance sheet and reducing exposure to convertible debentures.

Separately, the provider of cloud services and solutions has sued its former auditor, Grant Thornton, in the New York Supreme Court. The company accuses the auditor of breach of contract and fraudulent inducement which had a domino effect leading to the delisting from the NASDAQ.

InterCloud Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS:ICLD) stock was up by 33.73% in Monday’s trading session, ending the day at $0.0266 a share.

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