RYVYL Reports Record Full Year 2023 Revenue of $65.9 Million, Up 100% Compared to 2022

Record Q4 2023 Revenue of $22.3 Million Increased 100% Compared to Q4 2022 and
Exceeded Guidance of $19 Million to $21 Million

Company Management to Host Conference Call at 4:30 p.m. E.T on Tuesday, March 26, 2024

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SAN DIEGO, CA, March 26, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RYVYL Inc. (NASDAQ: RVYL) (“RYVYL” or the “Company”), a leading innovator of payment transaction solutions leveraging proprietary blockchain ledger and electronic token technology for the diverse international markets, reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2023.

Operational Highlights Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2023 Compared to Same Periods in 2022

  • Record fourth quarter 2023 and fiscal year 2023 revenue both doubled to $22.3 million and $65.9 million, respectively, over the same time periods in 2022.
    • 2023 RYVYL EU grew revenue 294% to $16.9 million.
  • Fourth quarter processing volume of $1.0 billion exceeded guidance and increased 98% from the prior year same period.
    • 2023 FX and International payments had $590 million in business volume, 14% higher than the third quarter 2023.
    • North America merchant acquiring business volume increased to $278 million, 30% higher than the third quarter 2023.
  • 2023 processing volume grew 83% to $3.1 billion.
  • Total indebtedness decreased to $19.2 million after reducing the convertible note principal balance by $66.3 million.
  • The partnership with R3 introduced RYVYL Block, a next-generation blockchain-as-a-service infrastructure that enables streamlined and secure digital transformation.

CEO Fredi Nisan said, “Continuing our path to shape the future of financial transactions, in 2023, we delivered the strongest year in our history. Impressive business volume growth resulted in record company revenues. Ryvyl EU revenue nearly tripled, and the market continues to present a lucrative long-term opportunity, including our Visa Direct integration that we expect to complete by mid-2024.

“Further, by executing several foundational initiatives, we improved our ability to scale. During the fourth quarter of 2023, to expand payment processing and banking-as-a-service solutions, we strategically decided to optimize the coyni technology platform. By maintaining a consolidated product roadmap, we expect to leverage coyni in both existing and targeted new vertical markets for better operating efficiencies and enhanced profitability.

“During 2023, we focused on fortifying our balance sheet and executed two exchange agreements with our convertible noteholder, reducing the principal balance over 70% by year end. We believe this demonstrates the noteholder’s ongoing support and belief in our core mission.

“In 2024, we continue to expect strong revenue growth, with the second half of the year contributing more than the first half. That said, first quarter 2024 revenues are expected to decline compared to the fourth quarter of 2023, due to lower business volume reflecting a product transition and a coincident change in our banking partner. Specifically, in February 2024, in North America one of RYVYL’s products moved away from terminal-based to app-based processing. Changes in the compliance environment and banking regulations prompted us to select a new banking partner.

“Overall, our pipeline of business is robust with multiple opportunities to enter new markets and acquire new customers. There are underlying growth trends in business volume and international markets supported by new initiatives, and new partnerships such as ACI Worldwide and R3. Coupling our coyni platform with improved efficiencies, we expect to introduce services in new business verticals and to continue enabling transformation of the digital payments ecosystem,” concluded Nisan.

Financial Summary for the Fourth Quarter 2023 Ended December 31, 2023

  • Revenue increased 100% to $22.3 million, compared to $11.1 million in Q4 2022, reflecting the larger independent sales organization (ISO) and partnership network and as well as growth in the acquired businesses and RYVYL EU. Q4 2023 North America revenue increased 85% to $16.6 million and international revenue increased 165% to $5.6 million, compared to Q4 2022.
  • Cost of revenue increased to $14.5 million, from $5.4 million in Q4 2022, primarily due to greater transaction volume, resulting in higher processing fees paid to gateways and commission payments to ISOs, both in North America and internationally.
  • Operating expenses decreased 57% to $10.6 million, compared to $24.4 million in Q4 2022, reflecting lower depreciation and amortization expenses related to the acquisition portfolio write-off in 2022.
  • Other expense totaled $27.0 million, compared to other income of $2.7 million for Q4 2022, primarily attributable to the increase in derecognition expense associated with the restructuring of our convertible debt.
  • Net loss was $30.0 million, or ($5.43) per basic share, compared to a net loss of $16.0 million, or ($3.26) per basic share, in Q4 2022.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $0.1 million, compared to ($2.9) million in Q4 2022. Refer to the tables in this press release for the fourth quarter 2023 Adjusted EBITDA amount, a non-GAAP measure.
  • Cash and restricted cash balance as of December 31, 2023 was $73.3 million, with $12.2 million being unrestricted cash.

Financial Summary for Fiscal Year 2023 Ended December 31, 2023

  • Net Revenue increased 100% to $65.9 million, compared to $32.9 million in 2022, primarily attributable to the larger ISO and partnership network as well as growth in global payment processing businesses and banking-as-a-service offering. North America revenue increased 71% to $48.9 million and EU revenue increased 294% to $16.9 million, compared to 2022.
  • Cost of revenue was $40.2 million, up $23.4 million from 2022, reflecting greater transaction volume, resulting in higher processing fees paid to gateways and commission payments to ISOs, both in North America and internationally.
  • Operating expenses decreased 30% to $38.0 million compared to $54.0 million in 2022, due primarily to lower depreciation and amortization related to the acquisition write-off in 2022.
  • Net loss was $53.1 million, or $(10.11) per basic share, compared to a net loss of $49.2 million, or ($10.80) per basic share for 2022.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $3.9 million loss, compared to $14.4 million loss in 2022.
  • Cash and restricted cash balance as of December 31, 2023, was $73.3 million, with $12.2 million being unrestricted cash.

Management will host a conference at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, March 26 2024 to discuss fourth quarter and fiscal year 2023 financial results, provide a corporate update and conclude with a Q&A session. To participate, please use the following information:

Q4 and Fiscal Year 2023 Conference Call and Webcast
Date: March 26, 2024
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
US Dial In: 1-877-407-4018
International Dial In: 1-201-689-8471
Webcast: https://viavid.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1651158&tp_key=029b3168d9
Call me: Link

Participants can use Guest dial-in #s above and be answered by an operator OR click the Call me link for instant telephone access to the event and enter pass code 13707901. The Call me link will be made active 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time.

A replay of the call will be available through May 26, 2024, by calling 1-844-512-2921 within the United States or 1-412-317-6671 when calling internationally and entering access ID 13743655. An archived version of the webcast will also be available for 90 days on the “Investors” section of the RYVYL website or by clicking the webcast link above.

About RYVYL

RYVYL Inc. (NASDAQ: RVYL) was born from a passion for empowering a new way to conduct business-to-business, consumer-to-business, and peer-to-peer payment transactions around the globe. By leveraging proprietary blockchain ledger and electronic token technology for the diverse international markets, RYVYL is a leading innovator of payment transaction solutions reinventing the future of financial transactions. Since its founding as GreenBox POS. In 2017 in San Diego, RYVYL has developed applications enabling an end-to-end suite of turnkey financial products with enhanced security and data privacy, world-class identity theft protection, and rapid speed to settlement. As a result, the platform can log immense volumes of immutable transactional records at the speed of the internet for first-tier partners, merchants, and consumers around the globe. www.ryvyl.com

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements.

This press release includes information that constitutes 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, as amended. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current beliefs, assumptions and expectations regarding future events, which in turn are based on information currently available to the Company. Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding the timing of the filing of the aforementioned periodic reports and are characterized by future or conditional words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate” and “continue” or similar words. You should read statements that contain these words carefully because they discuss future expectations and plans, which contain projections of future results of operations or financial condition or state other forward-looking information.

By their nature, forward-looking statements address matters that are subject to risks and uncertainties. A variety of factors could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those expressed in or contemplated by the forward-looking statements, including the risk that the completion and filing of the aforementioned periodic reports will take longer than expected and that additional information may become known prior to the expected filing of the aforementioned periodic reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Other risk factors affecting the Company are discussed in detail in the Company’s filings with the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by applicable laws.

Investor Relations Contact
Mark Schwalenberg
MZ Group – MZ North America
312-261-6430
[email protected]
www.mzgroup.us

RYVYL INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

    December 31,  
    2023     2022  
ASSETS                
Current Assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 12,180     $ 13,961  
Restricted cash     61,138       26,873  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for credit losses of $23 and $82, respectively     859       1,156  
Cash due from gateways, net of allowance of $2,636 and $3,917, respectively     12,834       7,427  
Prepaid and other current assets     2,854       9,799  
Total current assets     89,865       59,216  
                 
Non-current Assets:                
Property and equipment, net     306       1,696  
Goodwill     26,753       26,753  
Intangible assets, net     5,059       6,739  
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net     4,279       1,533  
Other assets     2,403       1,720  
Total non-current assets     38,800       38,441  
                 
Total assets   $ 128,665     $ 97,657  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY/(DEFICIT)                
                 
Current Liabilities:                
Accounts payable     1,819       1,630  
Accrued liabilities     5,755       3,350  
Accrued interest           1,728  
Payment processing liabilities, net     76,772       28,912  
Current portion of operating lease liabilities     692       534  
Other current liabilities     504       582  
Total current liabilities     85,542       36,736  
Long term debt, net of debt discount of $3,906 and $24,349, respectively     15,912       61,735  
Operating lease liabilities, less current portion     3,720       1,109  
Total liabilities     105,174       99,580  
                 
Commitments and contingencies                
                 
Stockholders Equity/(Deficit):                
Preferred stock, Series B, par value $0.01, 5,000,000 shares authorized; shares issued and outstanding of 55,000 and 0, respectively     1        
Common stock, par value $0.001, 100,000,000 shares authorized; shares issued and outstanding of 5,996,948 and 4,972,736, respectively     6       5  
Additional paid-in capital     175,664       97,494  
Accumulated other comprehensive income     401       357  
Accumulated deficit     (152,581 )     (99,772 )
Less: Shares to be returned           (7 )
Total stockholders’ equity/(deficit)     23,491       (1,923 )
                 
Total liabilities and stockholders equity/(deficit)   $ 128,665     $ 97,657  

RYVYL INC.
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income
For the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2023 and 2022
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

  Three Months Ended December 31,   Twelve Months Ended December 31,  
    2023       2022       2023       2022    
                 
Revenue $ 22,249     $ 11,104     $ 65,869     $ 32,909    
Cost of revenue   14,455       5,444       40,157       16,787    
                 
Gross profit   7,794       5,660       25,712       16,123    
                 
Operating expenses:                
Advertising and marketing   (73 )     231       80       1,337    
Research and development   1,323       976       5,757       6,276    
General and administrative   1,968       2,271       8,678       6,603    
Payroll and payroll taxes   3,785       3,067       12,017       10,547    
Professional fees   1,425       1,607       7,076       5,312    
Stock compensation expense   1,544       240       1,853       2,969    
Depreciation and amortization   654       16,037       2,553       20,917    
Total operating expenses   10,626       24,429       38,014       53,961    
                 
Loss from operations   (2,832 )     (18,769 )     (12,302 )     (37,838 )  
                 
Other income (expense):                
Interest expense   (30 )     (754 )     (3,340 )     (8,169 )  
Accretion of debt discount   (3,508 )     (2,440 )     (13,134 )     (13,980 )  
Changes in fair value of derivative liability   (35 )     2,265       6,544       16,857    
Derecognition expense on conversion of convertible debt   (23,516 )     4,053       (25,035 )     (5,710 )  
Legal settlement expense               (4,142 )        
Gain on sale of property and equipment   1,069             1,069          
Other expense   (999 )     (417 )     (2,472 )     (405 )  
Total other income (expense), net   (27,020 )     2,707       (40,510 )     (11,406 )  
                 
Loss before provision for income taxes   (29,852 )     (16,062 )     (52,812 )     (49,244 )  
                 
Income tax provision   151       (46 )     289       (8 )  
                 
Net loss $ (30,003 )   $ (16,016 )   $ (53,101 )   $ (49,236 )  
                 
Comprehensive income statement:                
Net loss $ (30,003 )   $ (16,016 )   $ (53,101 )   $ (49,236 )  
Foreign currency translation gain   433       1,066       44       357    
Total comprehensive loss $ (29,570 )   $ (14,950 )   $ (53,057 )   $ (48,879 )  
                 
                 
Net loss per share:                
Basic and diluted $ (5.43 )   $ (3.26 )   $ (10.11 )   $ (10.80 )  
                 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:                
Basic and diluted   5,525,608       4,909,079       5,251,852       4,557,200    

RYVYL INC.
Statement of Cash Flows
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

    Year Ended December 31,  
    2023     2022  
Cash flows from operating activities:                
Net loss   $ (53,101 )   $ (49,236 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:                
Depreciation and amortization expense     2,553       20,917  
Noncash lease expense     350       43  
Stock compensation expense     1,853       2,969  
Stock issued for interest expense           2,418  
Accretion of debt discount     13,134       13,980  
Derecognition expense on conversion of convertible debt     25,035       5,709  
Changes in fair value of derivative liability     (6,544 )     (16,857 )
Gain on sale of property and equipment     (1,069 )      
Changes in assets and liabilities:                
Accounts receivable, net     297       (1,367 )
Prepaid and other current assets     6,568       (1,539 )
Cash due from gateways, net     (5,407 )     (1,218 )
Other assets     (1,183 )     (6 )
Accounts payable     189       1,161  
Accrued and other current liabilities     2,080       2,662  
Accrued interest     546       502  
Payment processing liabilities, net     47,860       10,518  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities     33,161       (9,344 )
                 
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Purchases of property and equipment     (108 )     (162 )
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment     2,620        
Logicquest Technology acquisition     (225 )      
Deposit on acquisitions           (936 )
Purchase of intangibles           (500 )
Transact Europe Holdings acquisition           (28,811 )
Sky Financial & Intelligence asset acquisition           (16,000 )
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities     2,287       (46,409 )
                 
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Treasury stock purchases     7       (4,057 )
Proceeds from stock option exercises           8  
Repayments of convertible debt     (3,000 )     (6,000 )
Repayments on long-term debt     (15 )      
Net cash used in financing activities     (3,008 )     (10,049 )
                 
Restricted cash acquired from Transact Europe           16,719  
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash     32,440       (49,083 )
                 
Foreign currency translation adjustment     44       357  
                 
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash – beginning of period     40,834       89,560  
                 
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash end of period   $ 73,318     $ 40,834  
                 
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information                
Cash paid during the period for:                
Interest   $ 2,709     $ 5,751  
Income taxes   $     $  
                 
Non-cash financing and investing activities:                
Convertible debt conversion to preferred stock   $ 64,600     $  
Convertible debt conversion to common stock   $ 1,650     $ 8,550  
Interest accrual from convertible debt converted to preferred stock   $ 1,703     $  
Interest accrual from convertible debt converted to common stock   $ 4     $  

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (“Adjusted EBITDA”) is a non-GAAP measure that represents our net loss before interest expense, amortization of debt discount, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, changes in the fair value of derivative liabilities, losses on the extinguishment and derecognition expenses on the conversion of convertible debt, non-cash stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related expense, non-recurring provisions for credit losses on legacy matters, accounting fees related to the restatement of prior period financial statements, non-recurring costs related to the spin-off of a subsidiary, and legal costs and settlement fees incurred in connection with non-ordinary course litigation and other disputes.

We exclude these items in calculating Adjusted EBITDA because we believe that the exclusion of these items will provide for more meaningful information about our financial performance, and do not consider the excluded items to be part of our ongoing results of operations. Our use of Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our financial results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are: (a) although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future, and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect cash capital expenditure requirements for such replacements or for new capital expenditure requirements; (b) Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs; (c) Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the potentially dilutive impact of equity-based compensation; (d) Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect tax payments that may represent a reduction in cash available to us; and (e) other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate Adjusted EBITDA or similarly titled measures differently, which reduces its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these and other limitations, you should consider Adjusted EBITDA alongside our other GAAP-based financial performance measures, net income (loss) and our other GAAP financial results. The following table presents a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA from net loss, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, for the periods indicated:

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) attributable to RYVYL, Inc., to Adjusted EBITDA for the
Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2023 and 2022
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

  Three Months Ended December 31,   Twelve Months Ended December 31,
    2023       2022       2023       2022  
Net loss $ (30,003 )   $ (16,016 )   $ (53,101 )   $ (49,236 )
Interest expense   30       754       3,340       8,169  
Accretion of debt discount   3,508       2,440       13,134       13,980  
Income tax expense (benefit)   151       (46 )     289       (8 )
Depreciation and amortization   654       16,037       2,553       20,917  
EBITDA   (25,660 )     3,169       (33,785 )     (6,178 )
               
Other non-cash adjustments              
Changes in fair value of derivative liability   35       (2,265 )     (6,544 )     (16,857 )
Derecognition expense on conversion of convertible debt   23,516       (4,053 )     25,035       5,710  
Stock compensation expense   1,544       240       1,853       2,969  
               
Special Items              
Non-recurring legal settlements and ongoing matters and related legal fees               5,308        
Carryover effects of financial statement restatements in prior periods   691             1,913        
Non-recurring provision for credit losses on legacy matters               1,994        
Accounting fees related to the restatement of prior period financial statements               237        
Non-recurring impairment of right of use asset               100        
Non-recurring costs of spin-off               29        
               
Adjusted EBITDA $ 126     $ (2,909 )   $ (3,860 )   $ (14,356 )
               
Loss from operations $ (2,832 )   $ (18,769 )   $ (12,302 )   $ (37,838 )

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