Vancouver, British Columbia (August 31, 2020) — PowerBand Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PBX) (OTCQB: PWWBF) (Frankfurt: 1ZVA) (“PowerBand“, “PBX” or the “Company”) announces the filing of its condensed interim consolidated financial statements, MD&A and related CEO and CFO certificates for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2020. These documents can be found under the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.
Total Revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2020 was $409,330, as compared to $566,601 for the same period in 2019. The Net Loss for the period was $2,384,849, as compared to a Net Loss of $1,109,882 for the same period in 2019.
“In the second quarter of 2020 PowerBand continued with the advancement of its comprehensive online platform for the purchase, sale, trade-in, and financing of new and used vehicles,” said PowerBand CEO Kelly Jennings. “The D2D Auto Auctions (“D2D”) platform in the U.S. was commercialized and there was great interest from the dealer community, including a successful pilot program for a national ridesharing company. That pilot program led to a very successful auction for the ridesharing company in the third quarter of 2020, where over 230 vehicles were sold in one day.”
Also in the third quarter new and used vehicle lease originations re-commenced for MUSA Auto Finance, LLC (“MUSA”), which is 60-per-cent owned by PowerBand, in the states of Texas, Florida and California. MUSA is presently looking to expand lease originations to an additional 13 states. MUSA has secured an initial USD $300-million finance facility with a major U.S. financial institution. Once that facility has been utilized it will be securitized, resulting in the replenishing of the original USD $300 million, which the company believes will happen many times annually.
Added Jennings: “We are very excited about the growth of D2D and the re-launch of MUSA in the United States. We continue to achieve milestones that we have set for the Company and we are looking forward to continued advancements of the PowerBand virtual platform and to the announcement of additional strategic partnerships in the months ahead.”
About PowerBand Solutions Inc.
PowerBand Solutions Inc., listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and the OTCQB markets, is a fintech provider disrupting the automotive industry. PowerBand’s integrated, cloud-based transaction platform facilitates transactions amongst consumers, dealers, funders and manufacturers (OEMs). It enables them to buy, sell, trade, finance, and lease new and used, electric- and non-electric vehicles, on smart phones or any other online digital devices, from any location. PowerBand’s transaction platform — being trademarked under DRIVRZ — is being made available across North American and global markets.
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