The Company plans for exponential revenue and EBITDA growth in 2021 and beyond Management will host a conference call and webcast on April 7 at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss results LOS ANGELES, April 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EVmo, Inc. (“EVmo” or the “Company”) (OTC:YAYO), a leading provider of vehicles to the rideshare and delivery gig economy industry, today announced financial results for the year ended December 31, 2020. 2020 Highlights 2020 record revenue, up 10.2% over 2019 to $7.6M, despite COVID-19 shutdownsQ4 2020 record revenue of $2.2M, up 29% from $1.7M in Q4 2019Rented highest number of vehicles in the Company’s historyDeployed 40 electric vehiclesEntered the last-mile logistics space, deploying high-roof cargo vansIncreased line of credit by $2M to $5M “Our record revenue for 2020 is a result of deploying the first phase of our strategic plan, which included cost-cutting measures, increasing the size of our fleet, committing to an all EV strategy, increasing our credit-lines and entering the last mile logistics space. Our capital formation strategy, which includes debt and equity capital, is expected to translate into exponential revenue and EBITDA growth,” commented Stephen Sanchez, CEO. “Although the COVID-19 shutdowns caused our quarterly revenue to decrease in the beginning of the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, we saw positive upward movement in revenue at the end of the second quarter. While I am pleased that revenue for 2020 was up 10.2% year-over-year, I am particularly pleased with our Q4 revenue of $2.2M which was the highest in the Company’s history. We also maintained strong gross margins of 31% making the Company’s core rental operations profitable before taking into account corporate overhead and one-time costs. We expect our gross margins will expand significantly in 2021 as we significantly increase our fleet and transition to an all EV model.” EVmo rents vehicles to customers who are participating in the gig economy. This includes ridesharing and e-commerce platforms. The Company’s technology and expertise allow for a frictionless rental experience, from intake to vehicle return. Focused on executing an environmentally friendly growth strategy, EVmo is adding all electric vehicles (EVs) in current and future North American markets. The type of vehicles on the Company’s platform range from electric passenger vehicles to well-equipped cargo vans that are used by e-commerce delivery providers. Business Model Highlights: As 2021 progresses we anticipate strong revenue contribution of $1,700 per month per additional EV and $1,400 per month per additional cargo van. We will deploy capital to facilitate the purchase of new EVs and cargo vans. The company anticipates scaling to a 25% EBITDA margin. At the margin, every $10 million in debt and or equity capital raised should enable the company to purchase approximately 4,041 vehicles with an 85%/15% Tesla to van mix. This should translate to approximately $80 million in annual revenue for every $10 million capital raised at the margin. EVmo currently has more than 32,000 registered drivers on its platform and is currently in discussions with multiple new and existing lending partners to meet anticipated growth in vehicles. EVmo has leveraged its partnership with best-in-class OEMs in the EV category to build a fleet of EV vehicles at attractive lease terms, receiving best pricing and delivery from multiple OEMs. EVmo has attractive buy back agreements and the option to purchase vehicles at the end of the financing term and has consistently been able to sell vehicles at a gain given the strong residual value relative to attractive initial acquisition price (discount to MSRP). “We are on a mission to rent every car, every day and provide excellent service in the process, and we are committed to an environmentally friendly user platform,” continued Sanchez. “We buy right, maintain high utilization through our maintenance excellence program, and forge key strategic relationships to drive our environmental and economic initiatives. Our plans are bold and aggressive, and 2021 should be a banner year for EVmo.” According to Global Market Insights, the ridesharing market in North America was $4.5 billion in 2019 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% through 2026. Webcast and Conference Call The Company will host a conference call and webcast to discuss its fiscal year 2020 financial results on Wednesday, April 7, at 4:30 p.m. ET. Shareholders and other interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing 1-877-407-0784 (U.S. Toll-Free) or 1-201-689-8560 (International) a few minutes before the 4:30 p.m. ET start time. An audio-only webcast is also available by visiting: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=144285 For interested individuals unable to join the conference call, a dial-in replay of the call will be available until April 21, 2021 and can be accessed by dialing +1-844-512-2921 (U.S. Toll Free) or +1-412-317-6671 (International) and entering replay pin number: 13718593. About EVmo, Inc. EVmo, Inc. bridges the gap between rideshare and “last mile” delivery drivers in need of suitable vehicles and the companies in the rideshare, delivery and logistics businesses that depend on attracting and keeping drivers. EVmo, Inc. is a leading provider of rental vehicles to drivers and delivery companies in this ever-expanding gig economy. The company uniquely supports drivers in both the higher and lower economic categories with innovative policies and programs. The company provides an online rideshare vehicle booking platform to service the ridesharing and delivery gig economy which includes both our owned and maintained passenger and cargo delivery fleet and third party fleets. We also provide fleet management services with our industry leading technology platform to fleet providers. EVmo provides cargo storage vans to the last-mile delivery and logistics industry. The company provides SEC filings, investor events, press and earnings releases about our financial performance on the investor relations section of our website (www.evmo.com). Forward-Looking Statement Disclaimer This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this press release are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that the company believes may affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. Investors can identify these forward-looking statements by words or phrases such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “aim,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “potential,” “continue,” “is/are likely to” or other similar expressions. The company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to be correct, and the company cautions investors that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results. Investor Relations Contact:Dave GentryRedChip Companies Inc. 1-800-RED-CHIP (733-2447)Or 407-491-4498Dave@redchip.com Company ContactEmail: email@example.comFor more investor information go towww.Evmo.com EVmo, Inc.Consolidated Balance SheetsAs of December 31, 2020 and 2019 2020 2019 ASSETS Current Assets: Cash $72,890 $1,256,429 Accounts receivable 119,239 59,331 Prepaid expenses 23,861 782,900 Total current assets 215,990 2,098,660 Equipment, net 1,908 3,395 Rental vehicles, net 6,196,433 4,737,047 Deposit on vehicles – 164,080 Other assets 200,000 200,000 TOTAL ASSETS $6,614,331 $7,203,182 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY Current Liabilities: Accounts payable (including $590,176 and $394,183 to related party) $1,157,299 $545,254 Accrued expenses (including $0 and $171,665 to related party) 961,704 405,977 Notes payables, current (net of discount of $1,973 and $32,289) 666,132 287,378 Customer deposit – related party 150,000 – Advance from related party 100,000 – Finance lease obligations, current 1,426,425 1,416,446 Total current liabilities 4,461,560 2,655,055 Note payable, net of current portion 149,414 – Finance lease obligations, net of current portion 926,453 984,119 TOTAL LIABILITIES 5,537,427 3,639,174 Commitments and contingencies – – STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY Preferred stock, $0.000001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; nil shares issued and outstanding – – Common stock, $0.000001 par value; 90,000,000 shares authorized; 31,981,374 and 29,427,803 shares issued and outstanding 32 29 Additional paid-in capital 29,750,864 28,735,894 Accumulated deficit (28,673,992) (25,171,915)Total stockholders’ equity 1,076,904 3,564,008 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY $6,614,331 $7,203,182 EVmo, Inc.Consolidated Statements of OperationsFor the Years Ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 2020 2019 Revenue $7,621,180 $6,914,910 Cost of revenue 5,263,474 4,673,870 Gross profit 2,357,706 2,241,040 Operating expenses: Selling and marketing expenses 490,403 765,441 Product development – 13,500 General and administrative expenses 5,288,316 4,023,921 Loss on the settlement of debt – 252,900 Total operating expenses 5,778,719 5,055,762 Loss from operations (3,421,013) (2,814,722) Other income (expense): Interest and financing costs (265,839) (1,115,499)Gain on forgiveness of debt 184,775 – Total other income (expense) (81,064) (1,115,499) Net loss $(3,502,077) $(3,930,221) Weighted average shares outstanding : Basic 31,118,425 27,112,557 Diluted 31,118,425 27,112,557 Loss per share Basic $(0.11) $(0.14)Diluted $(0.11) $(0.14) EVmo, Inc.Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ EquityFor the Years Ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 Additional Total Common Stock Paid-in Accumulated Stockholders’ Shares Amount Capital Deficit Equity (Deficit) Balance, December 31, 2018 26,718,676 $27 $19,193,151 $(21,241,694) $(2,048,516) Correction to outstanding shares (173) – – – – Proceeds from the sale of common stock 2,625,000 2 10,499,998 – 10,500,000 Offering costs – – (1,631,655) – (1,631,655)Issuance of common stock for settlement of debt 84,300 – 674,400 – 674,400 Net loss – – (3,930,221) (3,930,221) Balance, December 31, 2019 29,427,803 29 28,735,894 $(25,171,915) 3,564,008 Issuance of common stock for cash 2,553,571 3 274,997 – 275,000 Stock option expense – – 739,973 – 739,973 Net loss – – – (3,502,077) (3,502,077) Balance, December 31, 2020 31,981,374 $32 $29,750,864 $(28,673,992) $1,076,904 EVmo, Inc.Consolidated Statements of Cash FlowsFor the Years Ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 2020 2019 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Net loss $(3,502,077) $(3,930,221)Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 1,436,383 995,228 Stock option expense 739,973 – Common stock issued for services – – Amortization of debt discounts 30,316 39,922 Loss on the settlement of debt – 252,900 Gain on forgiveness of debt (184,775) Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable (59,908) (59,331)Prepaid expenses 759,039 (674,000)Other assets – (200,000)Accounts payable 612,045 (174,132)Accrued expenses 555,727 333,411 Customer deposit – related party 150,000 – Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 536,723 (3,416,223) CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Purchase of vehicles – (225,000)Deposit for vehicles – (164,080)Net cash used in investing activities – (389,080) CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Proceeds from sale of common stock 275,000 10,500,000 Offering costs paid – (1,565,155)Proceeds from advance from related party 250,000 – Repayment of advance from related party (150,000) – Proceeds from notes payable 342,675 2,009,300 Repayment of notes payable (15,486) (4,379,814)Repayment of finance lease obligations (2,422,451) (1,780,043)Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities (1,720,262) 4,784,288 NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH (1,183,539) 978,985 CASH, BEGINNING OF YEAR 1,256,429 277,444 CASH, END OF YEAR $72,890 $1,256,429 CASH PAID FOR: Interest $185,224 $1,105,049 Income taxes $- $- SUPPLEMENTAL NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES Payment of accounts payable/accrued expenses with common stock $- $421,500 Finance lease obligations $3,705,417 $1,159,470
Canadian dollar notches biggest gain in a month as stocks rally
The Canadian dollar strengthened to a one-week high against its U.S. counterpart on Thursday as investor sentiment picked up and domestic data showed that retail sales fell less than expected in July.
World stock markets rallied and the safe-haven U.S. dollar retreated from one-month highs as worries about contagion from property developer China Evergrande eased and investors digested the Federal Reserve’s plans for reining in the stimulus.
Canada is a major exporter of commodities, including oil, so the loonie tends to be particularly sensitive to investor appetite for risk.
“The assumption here is that (Fed interest) rate hikes are still a long way out and so equities markets can still perform with accommodative financial conditions,” said Mazen Issa, senior FX strategist at TD Securities in New York.
“Consequently, currencies that have a higher beta to the equity market, like the CAD, can do alright.”
U.S. crude oil futures settled 1.5% higher at $73.30 a barrel, while the Canadian dollar was trading up 0.9% at 1.2653 to the greenback, or 79.03 U.S. cents.
It was the currency’s biggest advance since Aug. 23. It touched its strongest level since last Thursday at 1.2628.
Canadian retail sales dipped 0.6% in July, compared with expectations for a decline of 1.2%, while a preliminary estimate showed sales rebounding 2.1% in August.
Canadian government bond yields were higher across a steeper curve, tracking the move in U.S. Treasuries.
The 10-year touched its highest level since July 14 at 1.335% before dipping to 1.330%, up 11.6 basis points on the day.
(Reporting by Fergal Smith; Editing by Nick Zieminski and Peter Cooney)
Why it is wise to add bitcoin to an investment portfolio – The Economist
“DIVERSIFICATION IS BOTH observed and sensible; a rule of behaviour which does not imply the superiority of diversification must be rejected both as a hypothesis and as a maxim,” wrote Harry Markowitz, a prodigiously talented young economist, in the Journal of Finance in 1952. The paper, which helped him win the Nobel prize in 1990, laid the foundations for “modern portfolio theory”, a mathematical framework for choosing an optimal spread of assets.
The theory posits that a rational investor should maximise his or her returns relative to the risk (the volatility in returns) they are taking. It follows, naturally, that assets with high and dependable returns should feature heavily in a sensible portfolio. But Mr Markowitz’s genius was in showing that diversification can reduce volatility without sacrificing returns. Diversification is the financial version of the idiom “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
An investor seeking high returns without volatility might not gravitate towards cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, given that they often plunge and soar in value. (Indeed, while Buttonwood was penning this column, that is exactly what bitcoin did, falling 15% then bouncing back.) But the insight Mr Markowitz revealed was that it was not necessarily an asset’s own riskiness that is important to an investor, so much as the contribution it makes to the volatility of the overall portfolio—and that is primarily a question of the correlation between all of the assets within it. An investor holding two assets that are weakly correlated or uncorrelated can rest easier knowing that if one plunges in value the other might hold its ground.
Consider the mix of assets a sensible investor might hold: geographically diverse stock indexes; bonds; a listed real-estate fund; and perhaps a precious metal, like gold. The assets that yield the juiciest returns—stocks and real estate—also tend to move in the same direction at the same time. The correlation between stocks and bonds is weak (around 0.2-0.3 over the past ten years), yielding the potential to diversify, but bonds have also tended to lag behind when it comes to returns. Investors can reduce volatility by adding bonds but they tend to lead to lower returns as well.
This is where bitcoin has an edge. The cryptocurrency might be highly volatile, but during its short life it also has had high average returns. Importantly, it also tends to move independently of other assets: since 2018 the correlation between bitcoin and stocks of all geographies has been between 0.2-0.3. Over longer time horizons it is even weaker. Its correlation with real estate and bonds is similarly weak. This makes it an excellent potential source of diversification.
This might explain its appeal to some big investors. Paul Tudor Jones, a hedge-fund manager, has said he aims to hold about 5% of his portfolio in bitcoin. This allocation looks sensible as part of a highly diversified portfolio. Across the four time periods during the past decade that Buttonwood randomly selected to test, an optimal portfolio contained a bitcoin allocation of 1-5%. This is not just because cryptocurrencies rocketed: even if one cherry-picks a particularly volatile couple of years for bitcoin, say January 2018 to December 2019 (when it fell steeply), a portfolio with a 1% allocation to bitcoin still displayed better risk-reward characteristics than one without it.
Of course, not all calculations about which assets to choose are straightforward. Many investors seek not only to do well with their investments, but also to do good: bitcoin is not environmentally friendly. Moreover, to select a portfolio, an investor needs to amass relevant information about how the securities might behave. Expected returns and future volatility are usually gauged by observing how an asset has performed in the past. But this method has some obvious flaws. Past performance does not always indicate future returns. And the history of cryptocurrencies is short.
Though Mr Markowitz laid out how investors should optimise asset choices, he wrote that “we have not considered the first stage: the formation of the relevant beliefs.” The return from investing in equities is a share of firms’ profits; from bonds the risk-free rate plus credit risk. It is not clear what drives bitcoin’s returns other than speculation. It would be reasonable to believe it might yield no returns in future. And many investors hold fierce philosophical beliefs about bitcoin—that it is either salvation or damnation. Neither side is likely to hold 1% of their assets in it.
This article appeared in the Finance & economics section of the print edition under the headline “Just add crypto”
An Atlantic Investment Bubble Will Help Companies Grow And Create Jobs – Huddle – Huddle Today
Blair Hyslop is the President of the Order of the Wallace McCain Institute. He is co-CEO, along with his wife, Rosalyn Hyslop, of Mrs. Dunster’s and Kredl’s Corner Market, New Brunswick-based companies that employ more than 200 people and have operations throughout Atlantic Canada.
As the Covid-19 pandemic raged around the world, the four Atlantic Canadian provinces came together in an unprecedented spirit of cooperation and collaboration to tackle the challenges it presented. The result was one the safest places in the world, with untold lives saved. That showed what we can do as a region when we work together.
Recently, a group of entrepreneurs from all four provinces came together to discuss ways to grow our economy and erase that gap that still exists with the rest of Canada.
It’s about controlling our own destiny and creating a region with more opportunities for our people.
The Atlantic Investment Bubble
The first item this group is proposing is the creation of an “Atlantic Investment Bubble” – a common equity tax credit to encourage investment across the region. Too often, businesses in Atlantic Canada struggle to find the investment needed to fuel growth compared to the rest of Canada. In fact, there is only $3 of Angel investment per capita in Atlantic Canada for every $28 invested nationally, according to the most recent figures.
That’s a huge gap, one that penalizes businesses in our region.
The challenge of finding investment affects all kinds of businesses – food producers like our company, Mrs. Dunster’s, as well as technology companies, manufacturers, tourism operators and more. We all face the same challenge – finding the capital needed to help our business grow.
Each province has its own equity tax credit aimed at encouraging local investment in local businesses. These work pretty well, as far as they go. They have different amounts of credit available and some outline support for only specific sectors. Yet the fundamental problem with this well-intentioned approach is that it ignores the regional nature of our business community.
As a region, we are simply just too small to operate only within our home provinces – we need to go to other provinces to find customers, vendors, employees, mentors and investors.
The provincial equity tax credits support investors who invest in a company in their home province. But if I wanted to encourage an investor in Nova Scotia, PEI or Newfoundland and Labrador to invest in Mrs. Dunster’s, they wouldn’t receive a tax credit. That becomes a disincentive to invest. A regional equity tax credit will address this problem and create a more robust investment environment within Atlantic Canada by promoting more interprovincial investment. That will help us close the gap with the national investment average.
How It Works
We propose a regional equity tax credit of 35 percent overlayed on the existing provincial programs and focused on sectors that will yield the most benefit to our region, including manufacturing, renewable energy, tourism, food and beverage, IT, aerospace, and cultural industries.
This approach will minimize the amount of legislative and regulatory changes required to implement the program. That’s important because speed matters here – one of the outcomes of the pandemic is there are billions of dollars on the sidelines looking for opportunities to be invested, including large amounts here in Atlantic Canada. By implementing a regional equity tax credit, we can repatriate our own money that too often gets invested in the public markets in Toronto or New York.
It means we can invest in our own potential.
We recognize, of course, that every dollar counts for provincial governments, and that they can’t spend scarce dollars on new programs without consequences. However, we believe that the Atlantic Investment Bubble will be self-sustaining, creating more new tax revenues than it costs.
We propose a four-year pilot program that is backstopped by the federal government, meaning it will have zero cost to the provincial governments. Based on our projections, this incentive would support nearly 50 companies in the first year. By year four after the first year of investment, this equity tax credit will have created over $50-million in labour income and added nearly $80-million to the region’s GDP.
Beyond the numbers, it will make our region more competitive and entrepreneurial. It will give Atlantic Canadian businesses the resources they need to grow, creating new jobs and new tax revenues.
Why You Should Care
Admittedly, a regional equity tax credit can seem like a niche idea. Why should you care about it?
I believe that Atlantic Canadians should be angry that our economy continues to lag behind the national average. It means our unemployment levels remain higher and our average incomes are lower.
It doesn’t have to be this way. We have the talent needed to grow our economy – we just need the fuel in the form of access to more capital.
The Atlantic Investment Bubble will make our business community stronger, creating access to more private sector investment that will help small- and medium-sized businesses grow and create more jobs for Atlantic Canadians, people just like you. It will make our region stronger, keeping your kids at home by providing them with meaningful opportunities.
The Government of Canada spends hundreds of billions each year providing services to Canadians. The modest expenditure to support the Atlantic Investment Bubble is a smart investment in the potential of Atlantic Canada. It is a short-term, not a long-term, expense that will deliver a strong Return On Investment by driving more private sector investment throughout Atlantic Canada.
The provincial governments in Atlantic Canada proved that they could work together in common cause during the height of the pandemic. They did a great job managing the crisis and have positioned the region strongly for the post-pandemic reality. We can build on that momentum with the Atlantic Investment Bubble.
There is already considerable support for the Atlantic Investment Bubble, including the Atlantic Canada Chamber of Commerce, Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick, New Brunswick Business Council, the Order of the Wallace McCain Institute and TechImpact. They understand that this change will open investment in our region and help us achieve our true potential.
If you would like to learn more about this initiative, or to show your support, visit our website: www.atlanticinvestmentbubble.ca. If you are already sold on the benefits, speak to your MLA and MP and ask them to support this smart, cost-effective policy change.
Huddle publishes commentaries from groups and individuals on important business issues facing the Maritimes. These commentaries do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Huddle. To submit a commentary for consideration, contact editor Mark Leger: [email protected]
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