Transaction Volume for First Nine Months was $ 668 Million From - 10.2 Million Transactions; Launches Bitcoin Subsidiary Mining
The OLB Group, Inc. ("OLB," “we,” “us,” “our,” or the "Company"), a diversified Fintech eCommerce merchant services provider and Bitcoin crypto mining enterprise, has announced financial results for first quarter ended September 30, 2021.
We are a FinTech company and a payment facilitator that, through our subsidiaries, focuses on a suite of products in the merchant services and payment facilitator verticals. These services include electronic payment processing, cloud-based multi-channel commerce platform solutions for small to medium sized businesses and crowd funding services. The Company is focused on providing these integrated business solutions to merchants throughout the United States through three wholly-owned subsidiaries, eVance, Inc., Omnisoft.io, Inc., and CrowdPay.us, Inc. In the Third Quarter we launched a new wholly owned subsidiary, DMint, that focuses on Bitcoin mining utilizing sustainable power generated from natural gas.
For the three months ended September 30, 2021, we had total revenue of $2,823,921 compared to $2,308,037 of revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2020, an increase of $515,884 or 22.3%. We earned $2,680,004 in transaction and processing fees, $32,787 in merchant equipment rental and sales and $111,130 in other revenue during the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $2,128,771 in transaction and processing fees, $22,018 in merchant equipment sales and $157,248 in other revenue during the three months ended September 30, 2020.
For the three months ended September 30, 2021, we had processing and servicing costs of $2,223,720 compared to $1,486,257 of processing and servicing costs for the three months ended September 30, 2020. Processing and servicing costs increased by $737,463 or 49.6%.
General and administrative expenses (“G&A”) for the three months ended September 30, 2021 was $904,314 compared to $706,430 for the three months ended September 30, 2020, an increase of $197,884 or 28%. In the current period we had increases of our legal expense of approximately $270,003 relating to business matters. This increase was offset by a decrease of $74,940 related to audit fees and a decrease of $156,843 related to stock-based compensation.
Our net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2021 was ($900,354) compared to ($657,358) for the three months ended September 30, 2020. We had an increase in our net loss of $242,996 for the reasons discussed above.
Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended September 30, 2021 was ($551,412). This does not take in account onetime expenses in the amount of $467,974 that were incurred in the quarter.
Key Highlights for Third Quarter 2021
Launched DMint, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, to mine Bitcoin
Purchased mineral rights to natural gas wells for Bitcoin mining
Purchased first 600 ASIC bitcoin miners and 6 data centers
Raised $6.1M in capital and recently closed on $25M equity raise
Completing final stage on acquiring CBD merchant portfolio with 1500 merchants totaling $30M in monthly processing volume
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For more information about The OLB Group, please visit www.olb.com or www.olb.com/investors-data.
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About The OLB Group, Inc.
The OLB Group, Inc. is a diversified Fintech eCommerce merchant services provider and Bitcoin crypto mining enterprise. The Company's eCommerce platform delivers cloud-based merchant services for a comprehensive digital commerce solution to over 9,500 merchants in all 50 states. DMint, a wholly owned subsidiary of OLB Group, is engaged in the mining of Bitcoin utilizing sustainable natural gas with an initial deployment of efficient 1,000 ASIC-based S19j Pro 96T mining computers projected by end of 2021. For more information about solutions, services, or to find a reseller, please visit www.olb.com. Investor information is available at www.olb.com/investors-data.
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