Mantra Venture Group Reports Earnings for Fiscal Year

  • MVTG Completes Acquisition of AW Solutions and Tropical Communications
  • Prepares Changes to Business Model of Company
  • Dramatically Increases Revenues of Company

LONGWOOD, Fla., Sept. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mantra Venture Group, Ltd. (the "Company") (OTC PINK:MVTG), today reported financial results for the fiscal period ending May 31, 2017.

Roger Ponder, CEO of the Company stated, "The Company is in its transition from 'Mantra Venture Group, Ltd' to 'Spectrum Global Solutions, Inc.' This change reflects not only the completed acquisition of AW Solutions and Tropical Communications in April 2017, but a dramatic change in the entire business of the Company. Our Company has begun to focus primarily on its core services of telecom engineering, and wireless and wireline infrastructure services for next generation networks in order to leverage the emerging opportunities in the telecommunications industry.

Mr. Ponder continued: “We believe these recent acquisitions are the platform for exponential growth for our Company during the balance of 2017 and beyond. Between professional engineering, technical installation services and the deployment of patented technology, we can expect markedly stronger quarterly gross revenues in the near future as we report revenues from our newly acquired subsidiaries.”

Mantra Energy Alternatives did not report revenues for the period ended May 31, 2017 and the Company is evaluating its energy technologies and associated strategies for that subsidiary.

Financial Highlights:

Revenue for the period ended May 31, 2017 increased over 1500% to $1,069,917 as compared to only $70,298 for the same period in 2016. The gross profit on this new revenue was $249,414. This was the result of the new subsidiaries acquired in April 2017 and reflects a little more than 30 days of recorded revenues from those subsidiaries.

The Company had a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $(6.8) million during the period ended May 31, 2017 compared to net loss of $(2.1) million for the comparable period of 2016. The increase in net loss was primarily due to increases in derivative liabilities and other non-cash expenses.

Our operating results for the years ended May 31, 2017 and 2016 are summarized as follows:

2017 2016
Statement of Operations Data: (as revised)
Revenues $ 1,069,917 $70,298
Gross profit 249,414 70,298
Operating expenses 5,011,243 922,862
Loss from operations (4,761,829) (852,564)
Total other expense (2,109,458) (1,367,296)
Net loss attributable to common stockholders (6,871,287) (2,219,860)
Net loss per share, basic $(0.06) $(0.03)
Net loss per share, diluted $(0.06) $(0.03)
Basic weighted average shares outstanding 117,085,052 78,327,306
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

2017 2016
Balance sheet data:
Cash $345,102 $1,119
Accounts receivable, net 1,623,200 7,358
Total current assets 2,100,457 13,266
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 2,964,360 62,615
Total assets 5,188,777 171,027
Total current liabilities 9,966,073 2,845,939
Long-term liabilities - 3,308
Stockholders' (deficit) equity (4,777,296) (2,678,220)

About Mantra Venture Group:

Mantra Venture Group Ltd. (MVTG) operates through its AW Solutions and Mantra Energy Alternatives subsidiaries.

AW Solutions (AWS) is a leading provider of telecommunications engineering and infrastructure services across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam and Caribbean. The Company’s subsidiary Mantra Energy Alternatives is developing electrochemical technologies designed to make reducing greenhouse gas emissions profitable. For more information about the Company and its technologies visit the Company’s public filings at

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