Jasper Commerce Announces Q3 Fiscal 2023 Financial Results: Significant Cost Reduction and Improved Profitability
Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – June 27, 2023) – Jasper Commerce Inc. (TSXV: JPIM) (“Jasper” or “the Company”), a leading provider of Product Information Management (“PIM”) solutions, today announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2023 (“Q3 2023”) ending April 30, 2023. All amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars unless otherwise specified.
Jasper reported a net loss of $622,978 for Q3 2023. This shows marked progress compared to a loss of $1,160,010 in Q2 2023 and a substantial loss of $4,799,640 in Q3 2022. The decreased loss in Q3 2023 largely stemmed from a drop in operating expenses, from $1,523,499 in the previous quarter to $966,493.
In Q3, Jasper saw approximately $140,000 in new bookings for its software subscription Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR), achieving a targeted sequential growth rate of 10% for new contracts. The recognized software subscription revenue for the quarter was $314,460, a 3% decrease from Q2 2023. This is reflective of Jasper’s strategic move away from unprofitable business as it prioritized cost reduction and profitability. Software subscription revenue in Q3 2023 saw a modest 1% increase compared to Q3 2022.
The total revenue for Q3 2023 was $343,515, a slight decrease from $363,489 in Q2 2023 and $383,297 in Q3 2022, mainly due to lower services revenue.
Management anticipates a return to sequential growth of recognized software revenue in Q4 2023, driven by Q3 bookings. The Company projects reductions in quarterly operating expenses, aiming for around $730,000 ($630,000 excluding non-cash items) in the coming quarters.
“Jasper Commerce set in motion its transformation plan in December 2022, with the twin goals of reducing operating expenses by approximately 50% and achieving an annual revenue growth rate of around 50%,” commented Gerry Hurlow, Jasper’s Chairman and Interim CEO. ” While these are challenging goals, we have made great progress and are continuing to forecast that the Company will be cash flow positive by March 2024.”
Other Q3 highlights include:
- The completion of a $900,000 debenture financing.
- Jasper was rated as the top Product Information Management software for Strategy and Innovation by Info Tech research.
- The addition of four new customers, spanning both B2C and B2B companies.
This news release should be read in conjunction with Jasper’s unaudited financial statements and the accompanying notes, as at and for the quarter ended April 30, 2023. Those documents have been filed with certain securities regulatory authorities in Canada and are available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and on the Jasper’s website at www.jasperpim.com.
About Jasper Commerce Inc.
Jasper offers a Product Information Management (“PIM“) solution that has the objective of empowering eCommerce merchants to manage and merchandise their products from a single source of truth, facilitating them to sell more, sell faster and work smarter. Jasper’s PIM is accessible from anywhere via a web-browser and is intended to simplify the process by which online merchants import product data into the PIM. Once uploaded, merchants can add various product data including product attributes, images, videos, marketing information, inventory quantities and price books and efficiently merchandise their products using various features that include, among other things, the ability to adjust product categorization, pricing data and other key metrics. Jasper’s PIM also allows for automatic syncing to popular eCommerce storefronts, marketplaces, or other connected channels, whenever new products are added to the PIM.
For further information: Gerry Hurlow, Chairman and Interim CEO, email@example.com, (647) 402-9646
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