GTX Corp. (OTCQB: GTXO), an IoT platform and provider of personal location GPS wearable technology and wandering assistive technology, announces financial summary for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017.
Third Quarter Highlights:
- Product revenues increased by 7% over 2016 comparable period
- Service revenues increased by 8% over 2016 comparable period
- COGS decreased 20% from 2016 comparable period
- Product & Service Gross Margins increased from 41% to 56% over 2016 comparable period
- Professional fees decreased 40% from 2016 comparable period
- G&A decreased 18% from 2016 comparable period
- Total operating expenses decreased 6% from 2016 comparable period
Nine Month Highlights:
- Product revenues increased by 17% over 2016 comparable period
- Service revenues increased by 12% over 2016 comparable period
- COGS decreased 11% for 2016
- Gross margins increased from 30% to 46% over 2016 comparable 9 month period
During the period ending September 30, 2017, the Company received a contract from the Department of the Air Force to supply Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) with a non-cellular, encrypted GPS technology platform in order to track personnel and equipment on the base. Edwards AFB will be the first military base to deploy this new GPS system developed and manufactured by GTX Corp for large scale installations and bases that need to monitor the location and movement of both human and non-human assets, but due to their remote location or lack of conventional cellular coverage, the system needs to transmit through RF technology, report latitude and longitude coordinates every second and encrypt the data transmission. The Personnel/Equipment Tracking System (PETS) will have solar panels to achieve several months of battery life and a base station that collects the encrypted data for display providing real time updates on every moving asset on the base.
Under the AFB contract, GTX Corp will be responsible for the manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and support of the PETS platform. The Company plans to start delivering parts of the contract in the coming weeks and throughout the remainder of 2017 and into 2018. All of the hardware, software and firmware is expected to be designed, manufactured and coded by the Company at its headquarters in Los Angeles, California. GTX has also design the PCB boards in house in order to keep tight control of the entire design and manufacturing processes.
The Company also partnered with ORBCOMM Inc. (NASDAQ: ORBC), to provide connectivity and distribution in the U.S. for products which will operate on the Verizon nationwide network.
The Company signed a collaboration agreement with Veristride, Inc., a company that specializes in gait movement and analysis using custom sensors at the foot and biomechanical analytics to provide feedback on how people walk, run and move. Under the agreement GTX will incorporate its inductive charging technology, look at ways to enhance and miniaturize the electronics, develop a Low Energy Blue Tooth (BLE) gateway and embed the final hardware assembly into a SmartSole. The two companies also plan to explore having GTX do the commercial manufacturing of the products that are currently in development. The business value of analyzing gait and gait technology is significant in fall risk detection and prevention, medication reaction, undetected stroke and early prediction of dementia. Being able to accurately monitor changes in gait/stride or activity levels specifically for seniors can have a major impact on their morbidity and mortality. Despite extensive preventive efforts, falling continues to be a major problem for seniors both at home and in community living facilities. Being able to accurately predict falls, strokes or early onset of dementia by wearing a smart non-intrusive footwear device can offer significant advancements in senior care and wellness. We are on track to have prototypes and working samples by the end of the year and both companies have already received interest from health institutions looking to pilot this innovative technology or to provide grant money.
The Company also partnered with TruSense which combines wireless sensors, Amazon Echo Dot and GPS Technology including GTX’s GPS SmartSole(r) to track daily activities, health patterns and variables, to address the needs of an entire family. This is GTX’s first entry into the Smart Home business and links the GPS SmartSoles with the Amazon voice activated Echo Dot. A TruSense user can ask Alexa where is grandma and receive a voice reply, “Grandma is at 117 W 9th St. in Los Angles California.”
The Company also formed a strategic alliance with HeartMath(r), Inc., an acknowledged world leader in stress and resilience technologies. Dr. Deborah Rozman, President of HeartMath Inc., has worked with thousands of health professionals, and hundreds of hospitals and clinics and through the partnership we created a health guide now available to the GPS SmartSole caregivers which are looking for tools that can help them cope with the physical, emotional and many times financial stress which comes from 24/7 caregiving.
As expected we have now received the firstprototypes of The SmartSole 2.0 with children sizes, which are being developed for lower disposable income markets and more of general population use, and plan to begin field testing in December and go into production in Q1 2018.
On the IP front, Inventergy continues to solicit licensing agreements and has hired a law firm to start litigation with several identified companies in the GPS industry.
Patrick Bertagna, GTX Corp CEO, commented, “This was a fruitful quarter for us in terms of new business and product development. We added a new product line and vertical channel with our PETS military platform. We expanded our SmartSole platform by adding the bio metrics gait analysis and with the development of a smaller lower cost GPS Smartsole 2.0 both expected to launch in Q1 2018. We also formulated new partnerships with Orbocom, Verizon, Veristride, TrueSense and HeartMath. And we made significant progress on our IP monetization campaign and overall IP portfolio, more news to come shortly. While revenues grew at a modest pace, we still managed to accomplish a lot in business and product development, while lowering our operation costs, increasing subscribers and subscriber revenues, lowering our cost of goods and growing product and service margins. As we drive towards cash flow positive by adding more subscribers we are also evaluating new opportunities to create additional revenue streams from all our assets. I want to thank our team, shareholders, stakeholders, partners and vendors for your continued support.”
About GTX Corp
GTX Corp (GTXO) is a pioneer in Smart, Mobile and Wearable GPS, cellular and BLE tracking and recovery location based services. Through its proprietary enterprise monitoring platform and licensing, subscription recurring revenue business model, GTX Corp offers a complete end-to-end solution of hardware, software and connectivity, backed by an extensive portfolio of patents, patents pending, registered trademarks, copy rights and URL’s. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with distributors in over 14 countries, GTX is known for its game-changing patented GPS Smart Shoe, Smartphone GPS Tracking App, andaward winning, patented GPS and BLE SmartSole,the world’s first, invisible wearable wander guard GPS tracking device, initially created for quick recovery of those at risk of wandering due to Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism or traumatic brain injury. GTX provides solutions that answer the “where”question: where is my mother, child, employee, vehicle, drone and high-value assets. The Company doesn’t just make and sell the best GPS tracking products, they deliver in over 35 countries, innovative, miniaturized, low power consumption wearable tech that provides safety, security and peace of mind at the touch of a button.We put the “Where” in Wearable Tech.
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