Spectrum Global Solutions Reports Positive Net Income for the Fiscal Period

LONGWOOD, Fla., Jan. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spectrum Global Solutions, Inc. (f/k/a Mantra Venture Group, Ltd.) (the "Company") (OTC PINK:SGSIF), reported financial results for the fiscal period ended November 30, 2017.

Roger Ponder, CEO of the Company stated, “Revenue exceeded $2 million for the quarter despite the negative impact of two hurricanes on our Florida and Puerto Rico operations. We have now fully recovered from the effects of the hurricanes and continue to execute on our work in progress and pipeline of sales opportunities."

Mr. Ponder continued: “We are experiencing revenue growth from our AW Solutions subsidiary, and expect to continue this growth both organically and through strategic, accretive acquisitions.”

Mantra Energy Alternatives did not report revenues for the period ended November 30, 2017 and the Company is evaluating its options related to energy technologies and associated strategies for that subsidiary.

Financial Highlights:

Revenue for the three-month period ended November 30, 2017 was $2,006,933 as compared to $0 for the same period in 2016. Gross profit was $10,888, attributable to the subsidiaries acquired in April 2017, and was negatively affected by the hurricanes in Florida and Puerto Rico. The Company had a net income attributable to common stockholders of $1,687,801 during the period ended November 30, 2017 compared to net loss of $(1,856,399) for the comparable period of 2016. The increase in net income was primarily due to revenue derived from our new subsidiaries and decreases in derivative liabilities and other non-cash expenses.

Our operating results for the Period ended November 30, 2017 and 2016 are summarized as follows:

Three Months Ended
November 30, 2017
Three Months Ended
November 30,2016
Statement of Operations Data:
Revenues $2,006,933 $0
Gross profit 10,888 0
Operating expenses 775,504 150,538
Loss from operations (764,616) (150,538)
Total other income (expense) 2,379,912 (1,705,861)
Net Income (loss) attributable to common stockholders 1,687,801 (1,856,786)
Balance sheet data for period ended November 30, 2017:
Cash $0
Accounts receivable, net 1,911,831
Total current assets 1,958,609
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 1,503,633
Total assets 4,913,628
Total current liabilities 8,762,792
Derivative liabilities 1,866,786
Stockholders' (deficit) equity (3,849,164)

About Spectrum Global Solutions:

Spectrum Global Solutions, Inc. (SGSIF) 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 SEC.gov.

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These forward-looking statements represent our estimates and assumptions only as of the date of this release and, except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise after the date of this release. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements and should consider various factors, including the risks described, among other places, in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as well as any amendments thereto, filed with the SEC.

CONTACT:
Investor Relations
Spectrum Global Solutions, Inc.
561-672-7068

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