Leading Provider of Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment and Networked Charging Services Announces Results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019
MIAMI BEACH, FL, May 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink” or the “Company”), a leading owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging station products and networked EV charging services, today announced unaudited financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.
First Quarter 2019 Highlights:
Net loss attributable to common shareholders for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 was $1.9 million, or $0.07 per share, versus a loss of $21.9 million, or $2.58 per share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. Our Net Loss Attributable to Common Shareholders improved by $20 million dollars, or 91%, between 2019 and 2018 primarily due to lower operating expenses, lower other expenses and no deemed dividend for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 versus the quarter ended March 31, 2018.
Total liabilities were $4.8 million at March 31, 2019 versus $5.6 million at December 31, 2018 reflecting a decrease of $0.8 million or a 14% reduction in total liabilities during the first quarter of 2019, primarily as a result of lower accounts payable and accrued expenses in the current period.
Blink’s electric vehicle charging network had approximately 146,567 registered members as of March 31, 2019 as compared to approximately 141,165 registered members as of March 31, 2018, representing a 4% increase year over year in registered network members.
Michael D. Farkas, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated “We are very confident in our performance metrics from the first quarter indicating continued improvement in our financial position, increase in charging members and strategic initiatives to lead us into the next several quarters!”Michael D. Farkas, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated “We are very confident in our performance metrics from the first quarter indicating continued improvement in our financial position, increase in charging members and strategic… Click To Tweet
During the first quarter of 2019, Blink successfully accomplished the following:
Completed our pilot program for the Blink IQ200 family of next-generation, 80Amps, Level 2 Fast AC charging stations utilizing dozens of units and more than six months of testing in every major region of the United States. The Blink IQ200 is now in full production and commercially available to customers.
Entered into a memorandum of understanding with InterEnergy Systems, the technology focused wholly owned subsidiary of InterEnergy Group (“InterEnergy”), to form a joint venture entity to develop EV charging infrastructure throughout the Dominican Republic and Panama, with the objective of expanding the business to other Latin American and Caribbean markets in the near future. Blink will provide the joint venture with its EV charging stations, the Blink Network and expertise, while InterEnergy will provide operational support, local resources and power sector expertise in the markets where the joint venture will operate.
Signed an agreement with the Eunice Energy Group (“EEG”) to establish a joint venture, Blink Charging Europe Ltd. (“Blink Europe”), to leverage Blink’s EV products, network, technology and experience within the EV charging space alongside EEG’s position and financial abilities to expand the charging infrastructure in Greece and other European countries.
About Blink Charging
Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK, BLNKW) is a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and has deployed over 23,000 charging stations, many of which are networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to easily charge at any of the Company’s charging locations worldwide. Blink Charging’s principal line of products and services include its Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment and EV charging services. The Blink Network uses proprietary, cloud-based software that operates, maintains and tracks the EV charging stations connected to the network and the associated charging data. With global EV purchases forecasted to rise to 10 million by 2025 from approximately 2 million in 2019, the Company has established key strategic partnerships for rolling out adoption across numerous location types, including parking facilities, multifamily residences and condos, workplace locations, health care/medical facilities, schools and universities, airports, auto dealers, hotels, mixed-use municipal locations, parks and recreation areas, religious institutions, restaurants, retailers, stadiums, supermarkets, and transportation hubs. For more information, please visit https://www.blinkcharging.com/.
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