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AiAdvertising Reports Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results

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Nine Month 2023 Revenue up 26% to $5.9 Million Driven by Platform Licensing and Digital Marketing

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AiAdvertising, Inc. (OTC: AIAD), an industry leader in AI-powered advertising solutions, has reported its financial and operational results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2023.

Key Third Quarter and Subsequent 2023 Highlights and Business Update

  • Revenue for Q3 2023 was $2.1 million, up 13% from $1.9 million in Q3 2022
  • Revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2023, and 2022 was $5.9 million and $4.7, respectively, an increase of 26%.
  • Platform License revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, decreased by 39% to $0.1 million.
  • Digital Marketing revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, increased by 16% to $1.5 million.
  • Net Loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, improved by 24% to ($1.5) million.
  • Net Loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2023, improved by 35% to ($4.3) million.
  • Net Cash used in the nine months ended September 30, 2023, was $4.9 million, compared to cash used of $4.2 million a year ago.
  • Published a new white paper, “AI for Advertising Blueprint,” created in partnership with the Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute.

Management Commentary

“The nine months of 2023 delivered ongoing revenue growth and bottom line improvement, highlighted by a 26% increase in revenue from 2022 and 35% decrease in net loss,” said Jerry Hug, Chairman and CEO of AiAdvertising. “The third quarter also saw a 13% growth in revenue, driven by strong client activity in Digital Marketing.

“During the quarter we continued to focus on further development of our Campaign Performance Platform, applying AI and ML technologies to marketing and advertising solutions. Our AI-powered AdTech software and optimization services allow advertisers to eliminate guesswork, predict creative, and prove performance. A recent white paper we published in partnership with the Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute outlined how brands and advertisers can leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize ad campaigns, save budget, and boost results. We continue to see interest from direct-to-consumer brands that are looking to deploy large budgets at scale without having to add headcount. We are also evaluating feedback from prospective customers on how to better serve them with customized solutions at a budget that best suits their needs with the most advanced targeting solution in the market using AI, data science, and behavioral science.

“Looking ahead, we believe AiAdvertising can continue to scale our platform as the industry shifts toward solutions leveraging AI. AI-driven advertising eliminates guesswork, enables hyper-personalization at scale, and equips teams to maximize return on ad spend. We are highly focused on delivering superior results to our clients and executing on our revenue backlog. We expect to provide updates on new business initiatives and new business traction in the near future as we continue to build shareholder value,” concluded Hug.

Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, and 2022 was $2.1 million and $1.9 million, respectively, an increase of 13%. The increase was primarily due to strong client activity in Digital Marketing. The Platform License segment revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, decreased by 39% to $0.1 million from the prior year. Digital Marketing revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, increased 16% to $1.5 million.

Revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2023, and 2022 was $5.9 million and $4.7 million, respectively, an increase of 26%. The increase was primarily due to strong client activity in Digital Marketing. The Platform License segment revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2023, decreased by 17% to $0.4 million from the prior year. Digital Marketing revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2023, increased 43% to $4.4 million.

Total operating expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, were $1.6 million, compared to $2.1 million in the prior year. Total operating expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2023, were $5.0 million, compared to $6.4 million in the prior year.

Operating activities for continuing operations used $4.9 million in net cash for the nine months ended September 30, 2023, compared to $4.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2022. Our increased revenue has caused an increased accounts receivables balance. Simultaneously, our stronger cash position has allowed us to continue to pay down the accounts payables balance faster. Net of working capital efficiency improvements, cash used by operating activities was $3.1 million in for the nine months ended September 30, 2023, compared to $4.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2022.

Net loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, was ($1.5) million, as compared to a net loss of ($2.0) million in 2022. Net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2023, was ($4.3) million, as compared to a net loss of ($6.6) million in 2022.

Cash and cash equivalents totaled $0.7 million at September 30, 2023, as compared to $0.1 million at December 31, 2022.

John C. Small, Chief Financial Officer of AiAdvertising, added, “As of today, we believe that our existing cash, together with the strategic investment of $5.0 million from Hexagon Partners and $0.9 million in account receivables, will be sufficient to meet our anticipated capital requirements to fund planned operations.”

About AiAdvertising

AiAdvertising is an AI-powered solutions provider employing the industry’s most scientifically advanced, patent-pending AI targeting process. Transforming marketing and customer experiences, allowing marketers to personify client data and scientifically target their ideal customers with hyper-personalized campaigns. By harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), we empower brands to easily target, predict, create, scale, measure campaign performance and reduce waste. Our clients gain the intelligence they need to prove advertising’s impact on the bottom line. This means more engaging, higher-impact campaigns that drive conversions and results.

For more information about the Company, please visit www.AiAdvertising.com or our LinkedIn or Twitter pages.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based only on our current beliefs, expectations, and assumptions regarding the future of our business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy, and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks, and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of our control. Our actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements are included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the “Risk Factors” section of our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this release is based only on information currently available to us and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable law.

AIADVERTISING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

September 30,
2023

December 31,
2022

(unaudited)

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash

$

711,804

$

55,831

Accounts receivable, net

943,504

95,300

Prepaid and other current Assets

194,096

105,076

Total current assets

1,849,404

256,207

Property and equipment, net

78,511

102,659

Right-of-Use assets

155,165

175,974

Other assets:

Lease deposit

8,939

8,939

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

20,202

20,202

Total other assets

29,141

29,141

Total assets

2,112,221

563,981

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

1,392,753

2,071,122

Accounts payable, related party

-

10,817

Accrued expenses

93,851

39,233

Operating lease liability

32,255

28,494

Deferred revenue and customer deposit

449,336

791,133

Total current liabilities

1,968,195

2,940,799

Operating lease obligation, net of current portion

122,910

147,480

Total liabilities

2,091,105

3,088,279

Shareholders’ deficit:

Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 5,000,000 Authorized shares:

Series A Preferred stock; 10,000 authorized, zero and 10,000 shares issued and outstanding;

-

-

Series B Preferred stock; 25,000 authorized, 18,025 shares issued and outstanding;

18

18

Series C Preferred stock; 25,000 authorized, 14,425 shares issued and outstanding;

14

14

Series D Preferred stock; 90,000 authorized, 86,021 and 90,000 shares issued and outstanding;

86

86

Series E Preferred stock; 10,000 authorized, 10,000 shares issued and outstanding;

10

10

Series F Preferred stock; 800,000 authorized, zero and zero shares issued and outstanding;

-

-

Series G Preferred stock; 2,600 authorized, 2,597 shares issued and outstanding;

3

3

Series H Preferred stock; 1,000 authorized, zero and zero shares issued and outstanding;

-

-

Series I Preferred stock; 3,000,000 authorized, 2,272,727 and zero shares issued and outstanding;

2,273

-

Series J Preferred stock; 700 authorized, zero and zero shares issued and outstanding;

-

-

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 10,000,000,000 and 2,000,000,000 authorized shares; 1,334,408,773 and 1,175,324,203 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

1,334,414

1,175,330

Additional paid in capital

56,287,627

49,595,914

Common stock payable, consisting of 5,000,000 shares valued at $0.1128

564,000

564,000

Accumulated deficit

(58,167,329

)

(53,859,673

)

TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)

21,116

(2,524,298

)

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)

$

2,112,221

$

563,981

AIADVERTISING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)

Three Months Ended
September 30,

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

2023

2022

2023

2022

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Revenue

$

2,089,536

$

1,850,456

$

5,858,329

$

4,668,744

Cost of Revenue

1,999,019

1,788,484

5,608,404

4,952,104

Gross Profit

90,517

61,972

249,925

(283,360

)

Operating expenses:

Salaries and outside services

602,968

1,125,497

2,426,032

3,249,006

Selling, general and administrative expenses

1,013,644

950,096

2,542,428

3,104,153

Depreciation and amortization

8,050

9,413

24,147

27,847

Total operating expenses

1,624,662

2,085,006

4,992,607

6,381,006

Loss from operations

(1,534,145

)

(2,023,034

)

(4,742,682

)

(6,664,366

)

Other income (expense)

Other expense

-

-

435,026

-

Gain (loss) on Sales of Discontinued Operations

-

-

-

25,197

Total other income (expense)

-

-

435,026

25,197

Loss from operations before income taxes

(1,534,145

)

(2,023,034

)

(4,307,656

)

(6,639,169

)

Provision for income taxes

-

-

-

-

Net Loss

(1,534,145

)

(2,023,034

)

(4,307,656

)

(6,639,169

)

Dividends on preferred stock

-

-

-

-

Net loss attributable to common shareholders

$

(1,534,145

)

$

(2,023,034

)

$

(4,307,656

)

$

(6,639,169

)

Net loss per share:

Basic

$

(0.00

)

$

(0.00

)

$

(0.00

)

$

(0.01

)

Diluted

$

(0.00

)

$

(0.00

)

$

(0.00

)

$

(0.01

)

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:

Basic

1,334,408,773

1,134,900,469

1,299,140,585

1,108,436,079

Diluted

1,334,408,773

1,134,900,469

1,299,140,585

1,108,436,079

AIADVERTISING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

For the

For the

Nine Months
Ended

Nine Months
Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2023

2022

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Net Loss

$

(4,307,656

)

$

(6,639,169

)

Adjustment to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash used in operating activities:

Bad debt expense

-

(1,150

)

Depreciation and amortization

24,148

27,847

Gain on sale of discontinued operations

-

(25,197

)

Stock based compensation

1,253,643

1,392,744

Non-cash service expense

-

123,374

Amortization of ROU asset

20,809

-

Changes in assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

(848,204

)

(153,746

)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

(89,020

)

50,129

Costs in excess of billings

-

4,839

Lease deposit

-

861

Accounts payable

(689,186

)

759,479

Accrued expenses

54,618

(15,466

)

Operating lease liability

(20,809

)

-

Deferred revenue

(341,797

)

296,429

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

(4,943,454

)

(4,179,026

)

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

Cash paid for fixed assets

-

(23,209

)

Proceeds from sale of discontinued operations

-

25,197

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

-

1,988

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

Proceeds from sale of common stock

599,427

940,159

Proceeds from sale of preferred stock

5,000,000

-

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

5,599,427

940,159

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

655,973

(3,236,879

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

55,831

3,431,455

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

711,804

$

194,576

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION:

Interest paid

$

-

$

-

Income taxes paid

$

-

$

-

NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

Right of use assets exchange for lease liability

$

-

$

186,706

Change in right of use asset

$

-

$

(70,608

)

Retired Stock Issuance

$

-

$

2,940

Exercise of stock options

$

3,931

$

3,190


Contacts

Investor Contact:
Larry Holub/Chris Tyson
312-261-6412
AIAD@mzgroup.us
www.mzgroup.us

First published on Wed, Nov 15, 2023

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