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Marathon Patent Group Announces First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

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LAS VEGAS, May 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA) ("Marathon" or "Company"), today announced its operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2019, as published in its Form 10-Q filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Operating Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2019

  • Revenues of $230,694 during the three months ended March 31, 2019 compared to $239,967 during the three months ended March 31, 2018.

  • Operating loss improved to $984,909 (inclusive of non-cash expenses) for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 compared to an operating loss of $1.8 million (inclusive of non-cash expenses) quarter ended March 31, 2018.

  • GAAP net loss improved to $(0.16) per basic and diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 compared to $(0.63) for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.

  • Net cash used in operating activities decreased from $5.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 to $811,136 during the three months ended March 31, 2019. The net cash used in operating activities plus revenue generated from the sale of digital currencies of $224,449 results in total cash used by the Company for the three months ended March 31, 2019 of $586,687.

  • The Company had approximately $2 million of cash and cash equivalents as of March 31, 2019.

Merrick Okamoto, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We’re pleased to show significant financial improvement on a year over year basis including significant reductions in our operating costs, While recent improvements in the price of Bitcoin are clearly beneficial to our ongoing mining operations and should benefit our financial performance in our Q2, we continue to seek potential acquisition opportunities that we deem to offer the best opportunity for appreciation for our shareholders.”

Investor Notice

Investing in our securities involves a high degree of risk. Before making an investment decision, you should carefully consider the risks, uncertainties and forward-looking statements described under "Risk Factors" in Item 1A of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018. If any of these risks were to occur, our business, financial condition or results of operations would likely suffer. In that event, the value of our securities could decline, and you could lose part or all of your investment. The risks and uncertainties we describe are not the only ones facing us. Additional risks not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also impair our business operations. In addition, our past financial performance may not be a reliable indicator of future performance, and historical trends should not be used to anticipate results in the future. See "Safe Harbor" below.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements made in this press release include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “plan,” “should,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “continue,” or comparable terminology. Such forward-looking statements are inherently subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties, many of which the Company cannot predict with accuracy and some of which the Company might not even anticipate and involve factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or suggested. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements and are advised to consider the factors listed above together with the additional factors under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company's Annual Reports on Form 10-K, as may be supplemented or amended by the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events, new information or otherwise.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Jason Assad
Phone: 678-570-6791
Email: Jason@marathonpg.com

MARATHON PATENT GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

March 31,

December 31,

2019

2018

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,964,484

$

2,551,171

Digital currencies

5,637

-

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

309,501

464,006

Total current assets

2,279,622

3,015,177

Other assets:

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation and impairment charges of $4,476,292 and $4,338,931 for March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively

897,214

1,034,575

Right-of-use assets

358,332

-

Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $83,039 and $65,245 for March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively

1,126,961

1,144,755

Total other assets

2,382,507

2,179,330

TOTAL ASSETS

$

4,662,129

$

5,194,507

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

1,168,469

$

1,235,444

Current portion of lease liability

80,971

-

Warrant liability

76,817

39,083

Convertible notes payable

999,106

999,106

Total current liabilities

2,325,363

2,273,633

Long-term liabilities

Lease liability

178,574

-

Total long-term liabilities

178,574

-

Total liabilities

2,503,937

2,273,633

Commitments and Contingencies

Stockholders' Equity:

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively

-

-

Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 6,385,405 and 6,379,992 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively

639

638

Additional paid-in capital

105,743,575

105,461,396

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(450,719

)

(450,719

)

Accumulated deficit

(103,135,303

)

(102,090,441

)

Total stockholders’ equity

2,158,192

2,920,874

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

$

4,662,129

$

5,194,507


MARATHON PATENT GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Unaudited)

For the three months ended

March 31,

2019

2018

Revenues

Cryptocurrency mining revenue

$

230,694

$

199,582

Other revenue

-

40,385

Total revenues

230,694

239,967

Operating costs and expenses

Cost of revenue

508,640

267,709

Compensation and related taxes

486,687

413,118

Consulting fees

20,000

38,203

Professional fees

85,033

804,286

General and administrative

115,243

563,716

Total operating expenses

1,215,603

2,087,032

Operating loss

(984,909

)

(1,847,065

)

Other income (expenses)

Other income (expenses)

(9,437

)

2,454

Foreign exchange loss

(11,873

)

(15,332

)

Realized loss on sale of digital currencies

(608

)

(11,067

)

Change in fair value of warrant liability

(37,734

)

1,453,257

Amortization of debt discount

-

(1,944,772

)

Interest income

12,016

-

Interest expense

(12,317

)

(40,295

)

Total other expenses

(59,953

)

(555,755

)

Net loss

$

(1,044,862

)

$

(2,402,820

)

Net loss per share, basic and diluted:

$

(0.16

)

$

(0.63

)

Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted:

6,338,418

3,805,684

Net loss

$

(1,044,862

)

$

(2,402,820

)

Other comprehensive income:

Unrealized gain on foreign currency translation

-

15

Comprehensive loss attributable to Marathon Patent Group, Inc.

$

(1,044,862

)

$

(2,402,805

)


MARATHON PATENT GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

For the three months ended

March 31,

2019

2018

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Net loss

$

(1,044,862

)

$

(2,402,820

)

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

Depreciation

137,361

232,006

Amortization of patents and website

17,794

12,120

Realized loss on sale of digital currencies

608

11,067

Change in fair value of warrant liability

37,734

(1,453,257

)

Stock based compensation

282,180

329,525

Amortization of debt discount

-

1,944,772

Amortization of right-of-use assets

21,795

-

Bad debt allowance

-

6,826

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Digital currencies

(230,694

)

(199,582

)

Lease liability

(21,441

)

-

Litigation liability

-

(2,150,000

)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

55,364

(91,183

)

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

(66,975

)

110,104

Net cash used in operating activities

(811,136

)

(3,650,422

)

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

Sale of digital currencies

224,449

120,470

Acquisition of patents

-

(250,000

)

Purchase of property and equipment

-

(5,800,629

)

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

224,449

(5,930,159

)

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes

-

15

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(586,687

)

(9,580,566

)

Cash and cash equivalents — beginning of period

2,551,171

14,948,529

Cash and cash equivalents — end of period

$

1,964,484

$

5,367,963

Supplemental schedule of non-cash investing and financing activities:

Par value adjustment due to reverse split

$

1

$

-

Conversion of Series E Preferred Stock to common stock

$

-

$

357

Par value adjustment due to reverse split

$

-

$

960,000

Common stock issued for note conversion

$

-

$

2,095,588

Restricted stock issuance

$

-

$

39

Warrants exercised into common shares

$

-

$

55,791