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.
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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