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Appliqate, Inc. (APQT)

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Appliqate, Inc.’s mission is to lead the future of payment processing for businesses by incorporating the method of blockchain payments. The Company is a blockchain payments platform that furthers the rise of an integrated open international blockchain economy. Appliqate has recruited and trained a considerable blockchain salesforce across 108 countries (Compaffiliates). A Wyoming Corporation, Appliqate is headquartered in Lehi, Utah.

In combination with its ecosystem partners, Appliqate encourages the adoption of digital wallets (ABRA), retail crypto-currency transactions, and online cryptocurrency bill-pay (Cents). Constructed on the CompChain blockchain, and using CompCoin (CoCo) currency, Appliqate is positioned to be the first widely accepted blockchain payments platform.

CompChain is Appliqate’s network. CoCo cryptocurrency is its money. CompChain members purchase CoCo, CompChain’s core currency, in their CompChain wallets. Members use CoCo to cover basic membership functions.

Of note is that members will be able to use CoCo to directly buy from more than 100,000 retail locations and also pay bills from any company that accommodates electronic bill pay. CompCoin is a mine-able SHA256 POW hashing algorithm.

CompChain is the world’s first publicly available, working blockchain payment processing system. It provides a real-time, accurate, transparent global payment solution and business growth platform for entrepreneurs.

In December 2019, Appliqate announced that it acquired a stake in secure location-based File Sharing system – DocLoc. DocLoc has been described as “the Perfect solution for protecting all confidential documents and files.”

DocLoc is a user-friendly platform. The design of it is to allow users to send and retrieve their documents over the web and via email. The system is coming as a solution to the problem of compromised information because of threats from unauthorized parties such as hackers. DocLoc has a quick and simple registration process, and Appliqate has acquired DocLoc as part of its plan to expand their reach and ensure clients get the best possible experience.

Appliqate, Inc. (APQT), closed Friday's trading session at $2.50, up 101.6129%, on 698 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 766 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.757499992/$5.25.

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Cool Technologies, Inc. (WARM)

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Cool Technologies, Inc. is an innovator in efficient mobile electric power generation and power enhancement technologies for motors and generators. The Company is an intellectual property (IP) and product development enterprise commercializing patented thermal dispersion technology across numerous platforms. It formerly went by the name HPEV, Inc. It changed its name to Cool Technologies, Inc. in August of 2015. Established in February 2011, Cool Technologies has its corporate headquarters in Tampa, Florida. The Company’s shares trade on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

Cool Technologies operates in three addressable markets. These are Mobile Generation, Motors & Generators, and Pumps. Mobile Generation (MG) removes the need for tow-behind generators. A Proprietary Gearing System draws power from the truck’s engine. MG reduces size and increases the efficiency of the generator. The MG system transforms any existing or new Class 3-8 truck into a mobile generator.

Motors & Generators removes heat more efficiently and increases power density. In addition, it reduces costs by up to 25 percent. Moreover, Pumps – Water and Wastewater - removes extremely high maintenance costs. It also doubles pump output.

Concerning the Company’s IP for Thermal Technology, 7 patents cover various types of heat removal from electric motors, generators, electronics, battery packs, controls, brakes, clutches, and more. All incorporate the inventive application of heat pipes. Cool Technologies’ thermal dispersion technology transfers heat through heat pipes with innovative capabilities. The heat pipes move heat in any direction (even against gravity) and necessitate little or no maintenance. The cooler a motor runs, the greater its potential output.

Recently, Cool Technologies announced that its Board elected a new external member. The new member of the Board of Directors is Mr. Steven Wilburn. Mr. Wilburn brings considerable industry experience, a successful track record, as well as political clout to Cool Technologies. He is a chemical engineer with in-depth applications engineering experience and is an Executive with more than four decades of experience in alternative energy and water treatment.

Cool Technologies, Inc. (WARM), closed Friday's trading session at $0.02, up 36.0544%, on 7,287,022 volume with 210 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 4,157,137 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.002899999/$0.071999996.

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BHPA, Inc. (BHPA)

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BHPA, Inc. is an emerging leader in the cryptocurrency cloud mining marketplace. The Company is taking advantage of its strong cloud hash power and big data processing capabilities toward the creation of a reliable and convenient cloud hash power service platform. The Company previously went by the name Star Resorts Development, Inc. It changed its name to BHPA, Inc. in June of this year. BHPA is headquartered in Chengdu, China.

The Company's wholly-owned subsidiary is BHP Advance, Inc. BHP Advance acts as the technology and service operator and is centered on providing a cryptocurrency mining SaaS (Software as a Service) platform powered by a reliable and secure blockchain algorithm, along with market-leading data processing capabilities and other online services.

Currently, BHP Advance has a well-established international partnership network with several large-scale cryptocurrency mining farms, including RenRenmine Farms. BHP Advance’s commitment is to providing a cloud mining solution that can break new barriers in the cryptocurrency mining space, allowing crypto mining firms and enthusiasts to transcend the defining limitations of time, power, and technology horizon.

This past August, BHPA issued a letter to shareholders on its crypto cloud mining strategy. Wenjie Wu, Chief Executive Officer, said that BHPA does not seek to speculate on the fluctuations that drive so much interest in the cryptocurrency marketplace. However, the Company does seek to profit from the millions of people - private entrepreneurs and large firms - that do, especially when it comes to hashing out mining gains for large and popular coins, including Bitcoin.

Wenjie Wu further noted that BHPA is providing a service for miners, rather than acting as a miner. Therefore, the Company’s results should be far less volatile than those of a miner now that BHPA has seen a strong recovery in Bitcoin prices. According to the Company’s analysis, the most efficient mining operations are profitable above $5,000/Bitcoin at this stage, while far less efficient miners are profitable above $8,000. With Bitcoin now well above $10,000, BHPA expects a sustained growth in mining interest, forming a highly productive context for the Company’s overall market strategy.

BHPA, Inc. (BHPA), closed Friday's trading session at $0.7777, up 52.4902%, on 738 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,401 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.159999996/$9.64999961.

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Tree of Knowledge International Corp. (TOKIF)

CannabisMarketCap, Stock Target Advisor, Investor Ideas, InvestorX, Market Screener, TradingView, Wallet Investor, Investing.com, Investors Hangout, Otc.watch, Stockwatch, Dividend Investor, InvestorsHub, Stockhouse, and GlobeNewswire reported earlier on Tree of Knowledge International Corp. (TOKIF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Tree of Knowledge International Corp. focuses on the development, processing and manufacturing of high-quality cannabinoid (CBD) products. The OTCQB-listed Company provides a varied range of goods that include medicinals, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, food, beverage, and veterinary products. Tree of Knowledge International has its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario and operations in North York, Ontario, and Spokane, Washington.

Tree of Knowledge derives all its products from natural cannabis and hemp using a state-of-the-art process that is as close to the source as possible. The Company’s CBD product line contains EVR Premium Hemp Oil. This is an organically grown and handled, gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, synergistic compound derived from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved industrial hemp grown in the United States. At present, Tree of Knowledge has three main business segments. One is multidisciplinary specialty pain clinics with an emphasis on the treatment of chronic pain. This includes controlled applications of medical cannabis in Canada.

A second segment is the development of formulated products for therapeutic purposes and natural health product alternatives at its manufacturing facility in Spokane, which provides formulations for its products and for third parties equivalent to GMP standards. The third segment is the distribution and sale of hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) products in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Brazil and Australia.

Tree of Knowledge has developed and implemented MCERP (Medical Cannabis Education, Research and Best Practice Platform) and MCORP (Medical Cannabis Opioid Reduction Program) with considerable success. The Company currently has research agreements with numerous universities for medical cannabis research and new medical grade products development.

In July, Tree of Knowledge International announced that it executed a binding Letter of Intent (LOI) for an International Distribution Agreement (IDA) with Cannenta Clinic Corp. (CCC), expanding reach into new markets for the Company into Australia and New Zealand. With this agreement, Tree of Knowledge will supply an initial order of 1,000 units of CBD products for importation to Australia to be distributed to appropriate patients processed via Cannenta’s VEP approved by physician prescriptions.

Cannenta has developed an online discovery and networking program. It enables patients through consultation to address their needs and connect with physicians and licensed producers for the supply of CBD and other medical cannabis products.

Recently, Tree of Knowledge International announced it entered into an LOI for an investment in LYTE Clinics, to include the acquisition by the Company of 25 percent of shares in LYTE. LYTE is a foremost medical cannabis tele-health company. It serves patients across nine Canadian provinces via LYTE Resource Centre. LYTE meets medical cannabis needs, granting authorization and offering access to 22 Health Canada-approved licensed producers as part of a same-day service.

Tree of Knowledge International Corp. (TOKIF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0158, up 46.2963%, on 20,800 volume with 4 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 117,215 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0052/$0.135000005.

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Novo Integrated Sciences, Inc. (NVOS)

Tip Ranks, Morningstar, YCharts, Trading View, Last10k, Barchart, Simply Wall St, Wallet Investor, Stockhouse, MarketWatch, Equity Clock, The Street, and GuruFocus reported earlier on Novo Integrated Sciences, Inc. (NVOS), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Novo Integrated Sciences, Inc., via Novo Healthnet Limited, delivers multi-disciplinary primary healthcare to greater than 400,000 patients annually. The Company does so by way of its 15 corporate-owned clinics and a contracted network of 97 affiliate clinics and 222 eldercare centric homes located throughout Canada. Novo Integrated Sciences is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington and the Company lists on the OTCQB.

Novo continues to build its health science platform of services and products via the integration of technology and rehabilitative science. One element of the Company’s lateral business growth strategy includes developing business units focused on the direct control of the grow, extraction, manufacturing and distribution processes for hemp and medical cannabidiol products.

Novo Integrated Sciences continues to expand on its patient care philosophy of maintaining a continuing connection with its patient community through extending oversight of patient diagnosis, care and monitoring, directly into the patient’s home, by way of different mobile telemedicine and diagnostic tools.

Novo’s specialized services and products include physiotherapy, chiropractic care, chiropody, occupational therapy, eldercare, laser therapeutics, and massage therapy. Services and products additionally include acupuncture, neurological functions, kinesiology, concussion management and baseline testing, women's pelvic health, sports medicine therapy, assistive devices and private personal training. The Company does not provide primary care medical services. Moreover, none of its employees practices primary care medicine. In addition, its services do not necessitate a medical or nursing license.

Recently, Novo Integrated Sciences, Inc. and Novo Healthnet Limited (NHL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Novo Integrated Sciences, announced the signing of a definitive Share Purchase and Exchange Agreement (SPEA), dated February 20, 2019, with Pulse Rx, Inc. and with the shareholders of Pulse Rx. Pulse Rx is a private Canadian limited company operating as Pulse Rx LTC Pharmacy. Pulse Rx provides pharmacy services to long-term care and retirement residences in the Province of Ontario.

Mr. Robert Mattacchione, Novo Integrated Sciences’ Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman, stated, “The addition of Pulse Rx to our Canadian healthcare holdings represents the continued manifestation of our lateral growth objectives. The synergy of this acquisition will be felt across several existing NHL business silos with the most immediate impact being to our eldercare division and its ability to offer a more comprehensive array of core products and services across an expanding geriatric demographic.”

Recently, Novo Integrated Sciences and Novo Healthnet Limited (NHL) announced the signing of an exclusive Licensing Agreement with Cloud DX, Inc. Cloud DX is an award-winning medical device company, operating in the U.S. and Canada. It develops hardware and related software for Remote Patient Monitoring and Chronic Care Management.

This Licensing Agreement provides NHL with perpetual licensing rights to the Bundled Pulsewave PAD-1A USB Blood Pressure Device, related software and up-to-date product releases. Moreover, the License Agreement provides NHL with conditional exclusive rights, over the initial 5-year period, to sub-license and re-sell Bundled Pulsewave Devices and related software.

Novo Integrated Sciences, Inc. (NVOS), closed Friday's trading session at $0.20, up 33.3333%, on 12,863 volume with 9 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 5,636 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.109999999/$1.41499996.

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Right On Brands, Inc. (RTON)

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Right On Brands, Inc. is a consumer goods company based in Santa Monica, California. It specializes in the brand development of health conscious, hemp-infused food and beverage products. Right On Brands consists of three subsidiaries. These are Endo Brands, Humble Water Company, and Humbly Hemp. Right On Brands’ shares trade on the OTC Markets.

The Company is developing, marketing, and investing in industrial hemp, cannabis, adaptogenic superfoods and natural water for a new generation of health-conscious consumers. Endo Water is pH balanced and micro-clustered for antioxidant protection. Additionally, Endo Water is oxygenated for improved performance and energy.

Endo Water is infused with a 99.5 percent pure CBD oil, processed using Nano Technology. This makes the particles one-millionth of its normal size. The process permits the Nano-Sized CBD's to immediately penetrate one’s cells versus the lengthy process of being absorbed by the body's digestive system.

Right On Brands created a joint venture (JV) with Centre Manufacturing, LLC to create ENDO Labs. ENDO Labs was established to fill the void in the hemp derived CBD market for the creation and manufacturing of quality formulated CBD products. ENDO labs can formulate food, beverage, skin-care/topical, supplements, and pet. It can also take on advanced formulations and products to any customers’ preference. ENDO Labs will also have the function of brokering CBD oil for its customers and clients. Right On Brands has 51 percent ownership of the JV with Medical Biochemist Dr. Ashok Patel's Centre Manufacturing.

Humbly Hemp is a product line of hemp-based products. Each Humbly Hemp bar is kosher, vegan, soy free, dairy free, and gluten-free. Furthermore, they are free of all top 11 allergens. The foundation of Right On Brands’ protein bars is with gluten free rolled oats, hemp seeds, and plant protein.

The Humble Water Company product is a natural spring water sourced from an ancient ice age aquifer at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains located at the only triple watershed in North America. Humble Water is pure and high in natural alkalinity.

Recently, Right on Brands announced it will be entering the lucrative health and wellness business with one of the Southwest's first full-service CBD based wellness centers. The corporate showcase ENDO Wellness Center is scheduled to open summer 2019 in Dallas, Texas. Right on Brands/Endo Brands, Inc, the maker of Endo Water will also be opening a regional distribution warehouse in Addison Texas on Midway Lane later this month.

Right On Brands, Inc. (RTON), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0003, up 50.00%, on 53,410,289 volume with 48 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 18,982,216 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000097999/$0.05.

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FISION Corp. (FSSN)

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FISION Corp. is a cloud-based digital asset management and marketing automation company. It serves  enterprise clients in the healthcare, hospitality, financial/insurance, software, and technology industries. The Company is an effective sales enablement and marketing asset management tool. Established in 2011 and OTCQB-listed, FISION is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

FISION maximizes the brand potential of every sales interaction. The Company’s advanced, proprietary technology specializes in managing customers’ brand and marketing content. This enables marketing and sales people to quickly and easily create compelling, personalized, on-brand communications that increase revenue and profits.

FISION equips marketing and sales teams with a wide-ranging  set of enablement capabilities built to solve distributed marketing challenges. FISION’s solutions include simplified brand distribution, sales enablement, distributed & localized marketing, digital asset management, channel support, and measurement & analytics. FISION’s centralized, cloud-based library supports manifold different file types. It gives a client complete control over how company assets are stored, retrieved, and used.

FISION completed the acquisition of Volerro Corporation (Minneapolis, Minnesota-based) following the announcement of a definitive purchase agreement on April 25, 2017. Volerro is a leader in cloud-based content collaboration and agile marketing technology. Volerro enhances the FISION platform with complementary cloud-based collaboration, agile marketing, and sales enablement software.  Volerro’s ReVu.Me cloud app allows team members to work on the same document in real-time with integrated chat and voice conferencing.

In August 2018, FISION announced a merger agreement with Continuity Logic LLC. FISION's "front of the house" sales and marketing solution is complemented by Continuity Logic's "back of the house" enterprise integration & user-friendly application interface. This agreement in 2018 allowed both companies to immediately take advantage of each others customer base and sales pipeline, with no current overlapping of clients.

In October 2018, FISION announced it was named the #1 software company in Minnesota by Twin Cities Business (TBC) magazine. FISION is the category winner in the publication’s 2018 Best of Business Reader’s Choice Awards. FISION currently has greater than 65,000 users across 21 countries.

FISION Corp. (FSSN), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0032, up 52.381%, on 2,651,100 volume with 20 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 465,346 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.002099999/$0.079999998.

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Invictus MD Strategies Corp. (IVITF)

NetworkNewsWire, Tip Ranks, The Street, Dividend Investor, GuruFocus, Pot Network, Emerging Growth, Profit Confidential, Insider Financial, Penny Stock Tweets, Stockhouse, Market Screener, OTC Markets, Investing News, YCharts, Daily Marijuana Observer, CapitalCube, Barchart, Equities, Financial Content, Midas Letter, InvestorsHub, Wallet Investor, and MarketWatch reported earlier on Invictus MD Strategies Corp. (IVITF), and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Invictus MD Strategies Corp. is a global cannabis company based in White Rock, British Columbia. Invictus offers a selection of products under a wide range of lifestyle brands. The Company and its subsidiaries primarily engage in the investment, acquisition, and development of synergistic businesses in the medical cannabis industry in Canada. Invictus MD Strategies lists on OTC Markets’ OTCQX.

Invictus’ commitment is to providing patients and adult users with high-quality medical-grade cannabis. It represents a strong platform of licensed cannabis producers across Canada. The Company has secured one of the strongest cultivation profiles in Canada, supported by more than 250 acres of production capacity. Through more than 50,000 kgs by 2021. Invictus supports its growers with state-of-the-art production and processing facilities.

Invictus MD Strategies’ portfolio includes Acreage Pharms Ltd. (West-Central Alberta – 100 percent Ownership); AB Laboratories, Inc. (Hamilton, Ontario – 50 percent Ownership); and AB Ventures, Inc. (Hamilton, Ontario - 33.3 percent Ownership). In addition, its portfolio includes Future Harvest (Kelowna, British Columbia - 82.5 percent Ownership).

Recently, Invictus announced that it entered into a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) with GTEC Holdings Ltd. for the acquisition by Invictus of all of the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of GTEC in an all-share transaction valued at roughly $100 million, forming Western Canada's largest indoor vertically integrated cannabis companies. The combined entities would provide a vertically integrated cannabis company, centered on producing premium flower and complementary product portfolio, cultivated in purpose-built indoor facilities complemented with first-class genetics.

Mr. George E. Kveton, Invictus MD Strategies’ Chief Executive Officer, said, "We have been pleased with the continued execution of the team and business strategy at GTEC. The dedication to producing a premium product medical and adult-use recreational portfolio for the industry has always been our relentless pursuit. This merger allows for both companies to leverage the combined core competencies to further execute our vision to be at the forefront of the Canadian cannabis industry and beyond."

Invictus MD Strategies Corp. (IVITF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.05, up 66.6667%, on 46,813 volume with 16 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 149,687 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000099999/$0.516600012.

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Liberty Leaf Holdings Ltd. (LIBFF)

NetworkNewsWire, Penny Stock Hub, Stocks To Buy Now, TipRanks, Stockwatch, Investorx, Barchart, Capital Cube, Stockhouse, The Seed Investor, Cannabis News Wire, MarketWatch, InvestorsHub, and Investors Hangout reported on Liberty Leaf Holdings Ltd. (LIBFF), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Liberty Leaf Holdings Ltd.’s focus is to build and support a diverse portfolio of cannabis-sector businesses. This includes cultivation, cannabidiol (CBD)/tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) products, biotechnology research and supply-chain products within this fast-developing sector. Liberty Leaf Holdings is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Company works to acquire partnership interests in up-and-coming and established companies in the medicinal and recreational cannabis arena. Liberty Leaf operates in Canada and is looking to enter the varied legal cannabis markets in North America.

Liberty Leaf Holdings announced in December of 2017 that it acquired a majority interest in Just Kush Enterprises. Just Kush owns complete control over a current Medical Marijuana Access Regulations (MMAR)-licensed production facility. This acquisition complements Liberty Leaf Holdings’ purchase in 2016 of North Road Ventures. North Road concentrates on the value-added aspect of the cannabis product processing business, sales, and complementary distribution. North Road Ventures is a developing distributor of cultivated and manufactured cannabis products to licensed legal retailers. North Road is expanding into the recreational market.

Mr. Will Rascan, Liberty Leaf Holdings’ President and Chief Executive Officer, announced in March 2018 the signing of an agreement between North Road Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Leaf, and Cannabis Compliance, Inc. (CCI). Under the agreement, CCI will be responsible for guiding the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)-compliant processing/production of North Road's cannabis-containing and other finished products.

Recently, PUF Ventures, Inc., an advanced Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) license applicant, and Liberty Leaf Holdings announced the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines the basis where the Parties will undertake the creation of a joint venture (JV) partnership to develop a medical cannabis project for the cultivation and sale of medical cannabis in Greece. At present, the JV company is in talks with potential local partners with suitable resources and expertise to participate in the development of a large-scale, medical cannabis commercial cultivation operation.

Liberty Leaf Holdings also recently announced that work at Just Kush is now complete on the buildout of its "Phase I" cultivation production facility. Therefore, on October 29-30, 2018, Cannabis Compliance (CCI) will conduct its site visit walk through of the Just Kush facility and gather video footage as part of the Affirmation of Readiness (AOR) submission to Health Canada.

Mr. Will Rascan said, "I am very excited with the final result of the completed buildout. Coupled with our innovative technologies, what this means is that Just Kush can now officially notify Health Canada that it's ready for cannabis licensing."

Liberty Leaf Holdings Ltd. (LIBFF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.027, up 48.3517%, on 15,300 volume with 6 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 28,462 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.009999999/$0.119900003.

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HighCom Global Security, Inc. (HCGS)

NetworkNewswire.com, Stockopedia, Marketwired, InvestorsHub, and 4-Traders reported on HighCom Global Security, Inc. (HCGS), and we highlight the Company as well, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Listed on the OTCQB, HighCom Global Security, Inc. is a foremost provider of equipment and services for the security and defense industries. The Company is establishing a wide-ranging portfolio of security businesses. It acquires, manages, and builds industry leading businesses that provide specialized, mission-critical solutions, which address the needs of its customers.

The Company previously went by the name BlastGard International, Inc. It changed its name to HighCom Global Security, Inc. in August of 2014. HighCom Global Security has its head office in Columbus, Ohio.

The Company’s HighCom Armor division provides high performance and affordable body armor, personal protective equipment, as well as armor systems and related accessories. Its ballistic solutions have undergone deployment to hundreds of thousands of operators globally. This includes the U.S. armed forces, allied forces, federal government agencies, plus law enforcement and corrections, and other security personnel, domestically and internationally.

HighCom Armor Solutions, Inc. designs, develops, tests, manufacturers, and distributes body armor and personal protective equipment. This includes greater than two dozen NIJ compliant hard and soft armor products.

HighCom Global Security’s BlastGard Technologies division has patented BlastWrap® technology. This technology acts as a “virtual tent” to effectively lessen blast effects and suppress post-blast fires.

The innovative BlastWrap® technology works by triggering physical and chemical processes to dissipate blast energy. As a result, this reduces the aftermath of acoustic and shock waves, peak overpressure, reflected peak overpressure, impulse and afterburn. The remaining, considerably decreased energy is transmitted at a slower, more sustainable level.

BlastWrap® does not dispense chemical extinguishants. It uses neither alarms, sensors, nor an activation system. In addition, BlastWrap® is nontoxic and ecologically friendly.

Recently, HighCom Global Security announced that Mr. Craig Campbell, an Executive Officer and Director of the Company, submitted his resignation to the Board of Directors, effective Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Francis Michaud, who currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, was elected to the Board to fill the vacancy left by Mr. Campbell and was also appointed to serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

HighCom Global Security, Inc. (HCGS), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0068, up 74.359%, on 102,320 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 6,934 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.002649999/$0.009999999.

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North America Frac Sand, Inc. (NAFS)

PennyStockProfessor,  SMS Penny Picks, DSR News,  eliteotc.com, Wall Street Beauties, WINNINGOTC,  BestDamnPennyStocks,  PennyPickAlerts,  TheNextBigTrade, Stock Commander, Fortune Stock Alerts, and  Penny Stock Hub reported earlier on North America Frac Sand, Inc. (NAFS), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

North America Frac Sand, Inc. is a development stage company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  It owns renewable land leases with the right to extract frac sand from significant mineral deposits situated in the Province of Saskatchewan. The Company has 29,900 acres of leases and lease options, which are 30 kilometers east of Saskatoon. North America Frac Sand lists on the OTC Markets Group’s OTCQB.

North America Frac Sand acquired North America Frac Sand (CA) Ltd. and its acres of leases in 2015. In 2016, North America Frac Sand announced the completion of the due diligence obligatory preceding the decision to close on the acquisition of North America Frac Sand (CA) Ltd. (NAFS-CA).

Frac Sand is a proppant used in the oil & gas industry as part of the hydraulic fracturing process - a way to enhance flow to the wellhead. North America Frac Sand’s strategy is to achieve a major presence in the frac sand industry through developing a long term, high quality, and secure supply of frac sand for the oil & gas industry in Western Canada and the Northwestern United States.

Frac sand must have definite characteristics. These include reaching certain levels of crush resistance, sphericity, and roundness. As a result, frac sand is a relatively rare commodity.

North America Frac Sand has established relationships with all the major well service companies. These include several large oil & gas companies. Additionally, the Company has government and municipality support.

North America Frac Sand’s short-term plan is to prove out the balance of its major resource. Its long-term plan is to begin shipments of frac sand as soon as possible.

In addition, the Company’s strategy is to develop and maximize the mineral deposit under its land and optioned leases. Its strategy is also to develop a long-term relationship with well service and oil & gas companies that center on quality service and product. Furthermore, North America Frac Sand’s strategy involves providing a year-round supply of frac sand to customers.

North America Frac Sand received its initial "Technical Report" addressing its Eagle Creek Property in Saskatchewan on May 25, 2017. The Technical Report encompasses exploration to date on a portion of the Company’s leased areas (roughly 12,100 hectares [29,900 acres]).

Recently, North America Frac Sand announced it has been in discussions with numerous Canadian publicly traded companies concerning its Eagle Ridge Property.

Mr. Joseph Kistler, North America Frac Sand President, said, "The Company has been involved with substantive discussions regarding the furtherance of the Eagle Ridge Frac Sand project and I am pleased to report that the interest has been extremely positive. It is my intention to partner with a group (in Canada near the Eagle Ridge project) that is capable to complete the drilling program so that the true value of the Company owned leases will be validated and bring value to the company's preferred and common shareholders. We plan on deciding in the very near future.”

North America Frac Sand, Inc. (NAFS), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0062, up 44.186%, on 9,500 volume with 3 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 191,786 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.002499999/$0.034000001.

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Empire Petroleum Corp. (EMPR)

Nebula Stocks, OTC Markets, and The Street reported previously on Empire Petroleum Corp. (EMPR), and today we are reporting on the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Empire Petroleum Corp. engages in the exploration and development of oil and gas interests in North America. The Company owns interest in the Gabbs Valley prospect and interest in the South Okie prospect. The Gabbs Valley prospect is an area of roughly 34,186 gross acres in Nye and Mineral Counties, Nevada. The South Okie prospect encompasses 110 net acres of oil and gas leases in Natrona County, Wyoming. Established in 1983, Empire Petroleum has its corporate headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The Company has conducted comprehensive geological studies, conducted a seismic survey, carried out a geochemical imaging survey, conducted satellite and gravity studies and drilled two test wells on the Gabbs Valley Prospect. The additional studies of such data and the assistance of geological and engineering consultants led Empire Petroleum to conclude that additional drilling was warranted. The determination was that a new test well should be drilled employing a different method of drilling.

Empire Petroleum drilled the Paradise Unit 2-12 well to a depth of 4,250 feet before drilling problems caused them to stop drilling. The Company assigned the lease and the 1-12 and 2-12 wells to the other leasehold owners from which Empire had taken a farmout. Empire Petroleum does feel the prospect has considerable geological merit since the main target, being the Triassic formation, was not reached in either of the two test wells.

Empire Petroleum and Sierra Nevada Oil, LLC concentrated their activities on the exploration and development of approximately 36,750 acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) leases positioned on a surface anticline in Gabbs, Nevada. Three exploratory wells were drilled on the leases.

In December 2016, Empire Petroleum announced that it entered into an Agreement (Contribution Agreement) with Masterson West, LLC, concerning a newly-formed entity, Masterson West II, LLC (MWII). Upon closing, Empire Petroleum will own up to a maximum of 50 percent of MWII if it delivers $18,000,000 with a proportionate decrease down to 25 percent of Masterson West II at the lower end of the range. The oil and gas properties are in Moore and Potter Counties in the Texas Panhandle. The wells to be included in the transaction primarily target the Red Cave formation.

In September 2017, Empire Petroleum announced that it entered into a term sheet to acquire producing oil and gas assets in North Louisiana. The oil and gas properties are the East Haynesville and Oaks Fields in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana. The wells to be included in the transaction target the Pettit, Lower and Upper Haynesville, Cotton Valley and Smackover reservoirs.

Recently, Empire Petroleum announced that its Board of Directors retained Pritchard Griffin Advisors (PGA) to advise Empire on its potential NW Louisiana transaction and on other prospective mergers, joint ventures (JVs), and acquisitions for the Company.

Mr. Mike Morrisett, President of Empire Petroleum Corporation, said, “We are very pleased to have PGA engaged with the Company. Their breadth of experience, knowledge, and contacts in most of the major oil and gas basins in the U.S., specifically within the East Texas/Louisiana Cotton Valley/Haynesville play, provides the Company with the confidence to implement our initial strategy within this region.”

Empire Petroleum Corp. (EMPR), closed Friday's trading session at $0.14, up 40.00%, on 100 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 2,717 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0126/$0.347000002.

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Digipath, Inc. (DIGP)

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Listed on the OTCQB, Digipath, Inc. is an independent cannabis testing and media organization. The Company supports the cannabis industry’s best practices for reliable testing, education, and training, and brings unbiased cannabis news coverage to the cannabis industry. Digipath’s two business units are Digipath Labs and TNM News Corp. Digipath is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The National Marijuana News (TNMNews) is the Company’s unbiased cannabis news site and talk radio show. Its emphasis is on the political, economic, medicinal, and cultural dimensions of the medicinal and recreational marijuana industry. Digipath Labs is the cannabis testing subsidiary of the Company.

Digipath Labs is working to set the industry standard for testing all types of cannabis-based products using Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-compliant laboratory equipment and proprietary Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to ensure product safety and efficacy.

In 2015, Digipath opened its first state-of-the-art cannabis testing lab, Digipath Labs, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Its flagship cannabis analytical testing laboratory in Las Vegas helps safeguard patient safety and provide cannabinoid and terpenoid potency data that can be used to match specific products to medical conditions.

Digipath Labs has been chosen as the laboratory testing service provider for The Clinic Nevada, LLC. The Clinic has many retail and cultivation locations in Colorado and Illinois. The Clinic Nevada is a licensed cannabis cultivator, producer, and dispenser located in Las Vegas, Nevada. At present, Digipath tests products coming out of The Clinic Nevada's production facility branded as "The Lab".

Recently, Digipath announced that it entered into a joint venture (JV) with Mr. Don Ashley, an experienced real estate developer and cannabis entrepreneur, to establish and operate a cannabis testing laboratory in California. The JV, Humboldt Botanical, LLC, will conduct business under the name "Digipath Botanical Testing". It will launch Digipath's entry into the largest cannabis market in the U.S.

With this JV agreement, Mr. Ashley will contribute up to $2 million to fund the build-out and equipping of the testing laboratory. Digipath will be responsible for managing and supervising the daily operations of the laboratory.

The new testing laboratory will be part of a larger, three-building cannabis industrial park. The expectation is that the industrial park will include a research and development (R&D) facility, an oils/concentrate manufacturing center, a health and wellness center, a distribution and processing facility, a tissue culture nursery, a hemp clothing outlet, and coffee bistro.

Digipath, Inc. (DIGP), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0493, up 36.5651%, on 58,778 volume with 20 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 76,016 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.019999999/$0.185000002.

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Foothills Exploration, Inc. (FTXP)

MarketWired, OTC Markets, and InvestorsHub reported on Foothills Exploration, Inc. (FTXP), and today we are highlighting the Company, here at the QualityStocks Daily Newsletter.

Foothills Exploration, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Foothills Petroleum, Inc. (a Nevada corporation), is an early stage independent oil and gas exploration and production company. It involves in the acquisition and development of oil and gas properties in the Rockies. The Company’s goal is to acquire dislocated and underdeveloped oil and gas assets and maximize those assets. Foothills Exploration is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

The Company’s strategy is to build a balanced portfolio of E&P assets through concentrating on acquiring producing and developmental properties in the Rockies and focusing on the generation of high-impact oil and gas exploration projects. Foothills Exploration’s goal is to build a land bank of more than 200,000 acres of proven, probable, and prospective reserves.

Currently, Foothills Exploration holds 41,181 acres in the Greater Green River Basin in Wyoming. Its Springs Prospect consists of 38,120 contiguous acres. This is a multiple objective oil resource play in the Greater Green River Basin.

Moreover, the Company has a 35 percent Working Interest (WI) in the Ladysmith Anticline prospect. This prospect is in Fremont County, Wyoming. Ladysmith Anticline in entirety amounts to 3,061 acres. Its location is between the Great Divide/Greater Green River Basin and the Wind River Basin.

Foothills also has its PawPaw Project. The Pawpaw project is a 3-D seismic defined prospect. It covers 4,467 acres and is a direct analog to the highly productive Tensleep Formation “Enigma” Field positioned two miles south.

The Company also has its Ironwood Project. The Ironwood Project is a 6,115-acre up dip field extension play. The adjacent “Cotton Creek” Field produced about 67 million barrels of oil (MMBO) and 68 billion cubic feet of gas (BCFG), chiefly from the Phosphoria Formation.

Foothills Exploration announced in February 2017 that since acquiring Tiger Energy Partners International on December 30, 2016, Foothills has successfully reworked two wells in its Duck Creek project obtaining production from the Green River formation.

Regarding the Duck Creek Area – Natural Buttes Field, Foothills Exploration plans to re-enter two wells in September in the Duck Creek region situated in Uintah County, Utah, in the Natural Buttes field. The Duck Creek wells recently had a third-party engineering report completed. The Report calculated a total PV-10 value of $707,000 of Proved Developed Producing and Proved Developed Non-Producing reserves.

Concerning the Altamont- Bluebell and Brundage Canyon areas, a third-party reserve report was conducted on certain properties, which were acquired via the Tiger Energy Partners International acquisition. According to this Report, the properties have roughly 5.4 million barrels of Proved Undeveloped Reserves. The well depths range from 5,500 feet in the Brundage Canyon area to roughly 18,000 feet in the Altamont-Bluebell area.

Foothills Exploration, Inc. (FTXP), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0003, up 50.00%, on 6,951,766 volume with 27 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 48,397,916 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.000099999/$0.264999985.

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Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD).

Sugarmade (OTCQB: SGMD) recently acquired a significant stake in Sacramento-based Budcars Cannabis Delivery Service (http://cnw.fm/jUX5t). To view the full article, visit http://cnw.fm/rFW7V

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD) is headquartered in Monrovia, California, where the company recognizes new opportunities in the cannabis delivery space and in the market for supplies to the quick-service restaurant industry – both of which have fast-changing dynamics due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus in the United States.

The Coronavirus Cannabis Boom Market

Retailers across the nation are closing their doors and curtailing operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, inherently pinching sales. In the California cannabis sector, however, business has never been better – especially relative to home delivery.

California’s cannabis industry continues to operate, and media reports reveal booming cannabis sales as the state’s citizens stay home to wait out current events. The Los Angeles Times recently published the headline, “Marijuana Sales on Fire amid Virus Outbreak; New York Post “Cannabis sales hit new highs”; USA Today “American Stock Up on Pot” Fox News “California marijuana sales surge”; and ABC News Cannabis Shops thrive in coronavirus pandemic.

The state of California benefits from the ultra-high taxes paid by the highly regulated cannabis industry, and has thus deemed cannabis companies as “essential” businesses, allowing for full operations to continue. While pot shops are seeing strong foot traffic, the real growth action is in-home delivery as consumers seek to embrace social distancing. Many delivery operators are reporting difficulty in meeting demand with sales growth of up to 10% sequentially each week. It is certainly a boom time for the industry.

Sugarmade Growth Strategy

Recognizing new investment and operational opportunities within California’s cannabis market, Sugarmade is strategizing to take advantage of opportunity specifically in delivery services (non-storefront retailer), manufacturing via co-branding, and selective genetic cultivation. The company is taking a highly selective approach, targeting only the best of these opportunities for company growth.

In line with this strategy is northern California delivery service Budcars, in which Sugarmade owns a 40% interest and an option to gain a controlling interest. Budcars connects consumers with premium products sourced from top-tier farms and extractors, offering a curated menu of fully compliant cannabis products. The company maintains a competitive advantage by sourcing premium cannabis offerings and same-day delivery. In addition to maintaining its own cars, California licenses, and fulfillment center, Budcar orders its premium products in bulk at lower prices, enabling the company to rein in costs and maintain competitive pricing for its customers. Currently serving major communities within the metropolitan area of Sacramento, Budcars plans to continue the expansion of the company’s delivery reach.

Sugarmade plans to continue its expansion into burgeoning new sectors of the cannabis market through the following avenues:

  • Geographic expansion of Budcars delivery scope
  • New delivery geographies
  • Cannabis cultivation as a key component of a hybrid vertical integration strategy
  • Product technology expansion—including products containing exotic and lesser-known cannabinoids

 

Diversified Portfolio

Sugarmade has positive market exposure to cannabis delivery, as well as to the restaurant industry, at a time when these businesses are being force to move toward take-out and delivery models in order to survive.

The company has various business operations in diverse marketplaces, including food, safe packaging and sanitary supplies for various industries, and agricultural supplies. Sugarmade entered the industrial hemp and CBD space by investing in Hempistry, Inc., a privately held Nevada corporation. Hempistry began planting an ultra-high cannabidiol (CBD) industrial hemp strain on a land option it holds on 5,000 acres of prime Kentucky farmland. The strain of industrial hemp being grown by Hempistry is ultra-rich in CBD but contains less than 0.3% of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis.

CarryOutSupplies.com, the leader in paper and plastic take-out supplies, serves nationwide customers by offering a wide array of high-quality products that are cost-efficient, custom-made and delivered on time. This business unit currently serves 2,000 quick service restaurants, garnering from 30%-40% of the market share. Sugarmade plans to expand operations via the addition of market share and the introduction of new product offerings.

Market Opportunity

There is little doubt among industry participants, and recently confirmed by Forbes, that California is the single largest cannabis market in the world. The state is expected to produce more than $3.5 billion in cannabis sales during 2020, with growth topping 23% annually. The global industrial hemp market size was estimated at $4.71 billion in 2019 and is expected to register a revenue-based CAGR of 15.8% over the forecast period of 2016-2027, according to Grandview Research. Market growth drivers include the 2018 Farm Bill and society’s increasing knowledge of the benefits of hemp products.

Overall industry growth is great, but specific vertical sector growth is even better. Cannabis delivery is clearly the fastest growing sector of the marketplace and with coronavirus fears the already robust growth rate has accelerated.

Sugarmade seems to be in the right industry at the right time in history.

Management

CEO Jimmy Chan is an experienced business executive instrumental in growing multiple business operations with a strong expertise in international trade and banking, and international manufacturing and importation. He is also the founder of CarryOutSupplies.com, a company that revolutionized the custom-printed paper supplies subsector of the quick-service restaurant industry, which merged with Sugarmade in 2014.

Dedicated to getting the highest caliber of THC and CBD to its customers’ door, the company’s priority is to ensure that they receive the highest quality cannabis product free from logistical hassles. Sugarmade specializes in growing and acquiring innovative brands to maximize value for company employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. Sugarmade believes its future is very bright as the company expands operations within the cultivation sector and rapidly increases its revenue base.

Sugarmade, Inc. (SGMD), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0025, up 8.6957%, on 28,675,950 volume with 173 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 15,502,479 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.002199999/$0.050500001.

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InsuraGuest Technologies, Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight InsuraGuest Technologies, Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI).

InsuraGuest Technologies (TSX.V: ISGI) is focused on increasing its product offering and expanding the reach of its platform to several markets. To view the full article, visit http://nnw.fm/1yoGd

InsuraGuest Technologies, Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI) is a leading global SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) company leveraging its proprietary, flagship insurtech (insurance + technology) software, InsuraGuest, which is integrated with the property management systems of hotels and vacation rentals to deliver custom Hospitality Liability coverages.

InsuraGuest’s Hospitality Liability coverages are purchased by hotels and vacation rental properties, which can address claims from guests and their room occupants. The combination of the integrated software and customized insurance provides the property liability coverages the guests benefit from in the event a loss is incurred during their stay.

The Hospitality Liability policy is offered through integration of InsuraGuest’s API with the clients’ property management systems. InsuraGuest’s platform is currently capable of integrating with approximately 71 different hotel and vacation rental property management systems, giving it access to millions of rooms worldwide.

InsuraGuest continues to pursue expansion opportunities in the United States, and has plans to expand to its distribution platform and Hospitality Liability coverages to the United Kingdom and Europe regions by third quarter 2020, as well as expansion into Asia by the end of 2020.

Protection that Enhances the Guest’s Experience

InsuraGuest’s Hospitality Liability coverages add a layer of protection for the property on a primary basis, should a guest experience an accident or theft while staying at an InsuraGuest member hotel or vacation rental property.

Market Opportunity

The U.S. hotel industry generated more than $218 billion in annual revenues in 2018, an increase of $10 billion from the previous year, according to STR’s 2019 HOST Almanac. The European market is more than double the size of the U.S. market. According to Oxford Economics, there were 6.4 billion nights stayed in the world, with 2.6 billion hotel nights stayed in Asia, 2.8 billion nights stayed in Europe, and 1.1 billion stayed nights in the United States. Additionally, $100 billion was spent on vacation rentals in the United States, where there approximately 4.5 million second homes are being managed by a third-party rental company.

With distribution in Europe and the United States, InsuraGuest’s combined demographics will total 3.9 billion nights stayed, and will more than double its vacation rental opportunities.

Within this burgeoning, high-demand industry is risk of liability to guest injury. For example, gym injuries are among the top five most common hotel accidents. Without proper hedges in place, the property may be liable in a personal injury claim or lawsuit that are not the properties fault.

Though the potential for accidents, slip and falls and mishaps can be widespread, it can be covered under the InsuraGuest Hospitality Liability policy to provide guests a worry-free and enjoyable stay that potentially increases loyalty for the property.

Investment Consideration

  • Targeting hotels and vacation rentals, a multi-billion-dollar industry
  • Providing the first line of defense in case of accident, loss or death
  • Expanding distribution reach with footing in European hotel and vacation rental markets
  • Expansion into Asia by 2020

Executive Team

Douglas Anderson, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Douglas Anderson has been a businessman in the real estate industry for nearly 30 years. His business expertise includes master planning and development implementation for larger-scale resorts, business parks and commercial developments across the USA and two provinces in Canada. His business endeavors include the founding of the 7th larger private equity fund in America focusing on multifamily and senior care (ROC Fund/Bridge IPG Fund). He serves as chairman/founder of a golf and winter sports ski holding company with operations in four major east coast markets and British Columbia, Canada.

Anderson earned a Bachelor of Science in consumer studies with an emphasis in architecture as an undergraduate at the University of Utah. He subsequently earned his MBA. He also attended a three-year OPM Program a postgraduate business education at Harvard Business School in Boston. Anderson is an avid skier and outdoor enthusiast.

Logan Anderson, CFO & Director
Logan Anderson (bachelor’s degree in communications, accounting and economics) holds the designation of ACA with the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand. He began his career as an associate chartered accountant in New Zealand and then Canada. This was followed by his position as controller of a management services company which was responsible for the management of numerous private and publicly traded companies. Since 1993, Anderson has served as president of Amteck Financial Corp. (and its predecessors), a private financial consulting services company servicing both private and public companies. He is a former director of 3D Systems, Inc. (NYSE: DDD), and was formerly a founder, officer, and director of Worldbid.com. Anderson has also been involved in raising funds for numerous private and public companies in all stages of their development and has been an officer and director for numerous public and private companies over the past 40 years.

Charles James Cayias, President & Director
Charles James Cayias is also the president and owner of Charles James Cayias Insurance Inc. He is a third-generation insurance professional whose creativity and artistic vision have enabled him to establish a full-service agency combined with the personal service each client deserves. His outstanding people skills, honesty, integrity and fairness are evident by his loyal and growing clientele, the majority of which are referrals who become long-time customers and friends. Cayias began his insurance career in the early 1970s and has been licensed since 1977. He is licensed in all 50 states and specializes in niche programs. He has extensive expertise in all aspects of the insurance industry including commercial insurance, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, professional liability, risk management and bonding.

Tony Sansone, COO & VP of Finance
Tony Sansone has over 30 years of financial, operations and business development experience which includes serving as CFO in the health care, foodservice distribution, manufacturing and technology sectors, including public company experience. He has held senior finance positions in the banking, telecommunications, medical products, and food & drug retailer industries, closing over $430 million of private debt, equity and line of credit financings and over $350 million of a merger, acquisitions, real estate and state incentive transactions, including due diligence, negotiations, closing, and integration. Sansone coordinated and was the executive sponsor for four ERP implementations and multiple other best-in-class software & technology solutions. He received his MBA from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Utah State University. Sansone also currently serves as president-elect of the Utah Chapter of Financial Executives International and a past president and current member of the board of trustees for Catholic Community Services of Utah. He is the proud father of three children.

Christopher J. Panos, Vice President & Director
Christopher J. Panos is a highly competitive sales professional with over 15 years of territory manager sales experience and an award-winning record of achievements. He is exceptionally well organized with a proven work history that demonstrates self-discipline, superb communication skills, and the initiative to achieve both personal and corporate goals. Panos is successful in building relationships with a large network of industry professionals in order to grow and maintain new and existing business, exceed new sales objectives and provide in-depth product training to authorized dealers and sales personnel.

Alexander Walker III ESQ, Corporate Counsel & Director
Alexander Walker III ESQ has served as director of the company since September of 2018 and as counsel to the company since July of 2018. Walker is an attorney and has been a member of the Utah Bar Association since 1987 and a member of the Nevada State Bar since 2003. His practice has involved general business litigation, in both federal and state courts, and transactional work, including securities offerings and registration, corporate formation and periodic reporting compliance. Walker has provided legal services to emerging businesses throughout his carrier and at times has served as an officer and board member as well as legal counsel public companies. His duties as legal counsel for a public company engaged in the business of ownership and operation of coal-producing properties in the western United States included oversight of corporate-related legal matters including securities reporting, corporate compliance, federal and state mining regulation, and employment law oversight. He also has served as the chair of the Mining Committee of the Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section of the Utah State Bar, a member of the board of directors of the South East Utah Energy Producers Association, the co-chair of the board of the Western Energy Training Center, a board member of the Utah Supreme Court Committee to Review the ABA Recommendations Regarding the Office of Professional Conduct, and a board member of the University of Utah Crimson Club.

Jennifer Epperson, Vice President of Sales
Jennifer Epperson has over 20 years of B2B sales experience with exceptional success history. She has grown and developed sales territories across multiple industries. Her ability to find and develop strategic relationships has given her top-level performance throughout her career. Epperson’s passion and knowledge provide an inherent ability to connect and retain relationships for the growth of the company. Throughout her professional career, she has achieved peak performance sales results and awards year after year. She captures the vision of the company and drives it forward with enthusiasm and expertise. Her commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience has been the key to her success.

Richard Matthews, Interim Financial Controller
Richard Matthews joined the InsuraGuest team in March 2019 as the interim financial controller. Leading the Finance and Audit team, Matthews is responsible for the delivery of financial services such as accounting, treasury, reporting, budgeting and insurance management, in accordance with legislative requirements and organizational policies and strategies. He has over 30 years of experience in providing professional services across a broad range of finance areas including compliance, business process, audit, and financial reporting. He holds a degree in accounting from the University of Utah and is a licensed CPA in the state of Utah.

Roger Bloss, Corporate Consultant & Board Advisor
Roger Bloss joined InsuraGuest in August of 2019 to advise the company and its board on hotel transactions, contributing his knowledge from more than 40 years in the hospitality industry. Bloss previously served in executive positions with several major hotel franchise companies and in 1996 founded Vantage Hospitality Group hotel brands. Under his leadership, Vantage became a Top 10 global hotel company and made the Inc. 500/5000 list of Americas’ fastest-growing private companies for eight straight years. Bloss was named Lodging Magazine’s “Innovator of the Year” in 2006 and 2010, and in 2009 earned a spot on HSMAI’s “Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing.” Bloss joined Red Lion Hotels Corporation (RLHC) in September 2016 in conjunction with the acquisition of Vantage.

Jim Kilduff, Board Advisor
James “Jim” C. Kilduff has nearly 40 years of experience in the insurance and risk management sectors. He is a dynamic and energetic team leader and builder with extensive experience in the changes affecting the insurance business through Gas, alternative distribution, insurtechs and program business. His skillset includes experience as chief insurance officer with Outdoorsy Insurance Group, CEO with Harbor Hill Solutions Inc., and senior vice president and chief marketing officer with State National Insurance Companies. His career has spanned MGA creation and management, insurance company management, business development and underwriting, primary insurance and reinsurance.

Don Archibald, Board Advisor
Don Archibald brings to InsuraGuest’s advisory board 54 years of experience as an insurance agent. Archibald is the founder and former owner of Archibald Clarke and Defieux (ACD Insurance), as well as the co-founder and former equity partner of Sussex Insurance, and an agent with Sussex since 2014.

InsuraGuest Technologies, Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI), closed Friday's trading session at $0.10, even for the day, on 1,000 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 27,795 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.07/$0.100000001.

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PowerBand Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PBX) (OTCQB: PWWBF) (Frankfurt: 1ZVA)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight PowerBand Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PBX) (OTCQB: PWWBF) (Frankfurt: 1ZVA).

PowerBand Solutions (TSX.V: PBX) (OTCQB: PWWBF) (Frankfurt: 1ZVA) recently partnered with Arkansas-based financier Bryan Hunt, director of J.B Hunt Transport, to launch the D2D Auto Auctions platform. The platform includes the Driveaway app, which can be used on a smartphone or home computer. To view the full article, visit http://nnw.fm/5kcDD

A Better Way to Connect and Acquire Vehicles

PowerBand’s mission is to create an online, consumer-directed marketplace that streamlines the interactions among all participants in the automotive industry. It transforms today’s antiquated business model with speed, transparency, access to information and ease of use for consumers and dealers.

Consumers can easily connect with new sources to buy vehicles, network with motivated buyers and sellers, maximize their trade-in values, improve their customer experience. PowerBand’s standardized system and transaction process also increase efficiencies and benefits with hands-on, process-driven, in-store training and support.

Through internal development, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, PowerBand is developing solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers, commercial customers and lenders that are poised to transform the trillion-dollar U.S. automotive industry.

The PowerBand Auto Platform

PowerBand’s transaction platform was developed by a team of experienced automotive, technology and finance experts, and has been refined through years of operational experience. Built on the core belief that the consumer prefers to primarily conduct automotive transactions online and avoid interactions with unnecessary middlemen, PowerBand’s product solutions include:

  • Leasing: PowerBand is currently licensed in 33 U.S. states via a majority interest in MUSA Auto Finance LLC, an advanced online leasing technology platform that has transformed the new and used vehicle leasing industry. A partnership with Tesla was recently finalized, making MUSA the only approved, non-captive lease partner for Tesla in the U.S.
  • Inventory and Financing: A partnership with RouteOne LLC, a leading financial platform founded in 2002 by Ally Financial, Ford Motor Credit Co., TD Auto Finance and Toyota Financial Services, allows access to a network of more than 18,000 dealerships and 1,400 financing sources.
  • Auction Platform: PowerBand and its joint-venture partner, D2D Auto Auctions, are developing a direct consumer-to-dealer and a consumer-to-consumer automotive portal, which will provide an innovative alternative to physical dealership and auction locations.
  • LiveNet Auction: An online platform portal that allows dealers to create instant live vehicle auctions to a vast network of the industry’s top used vehicle buyers.
  • MarketPlace Auction: An online listing auction site for buying and selling automotive inventory – ideal for dealers, fleet, OEM and rental companies.
  • Used Vehicle Inspections: An LOI agreement with TÜV NORD Mobility Inc., a German-based global leader in vehicle inspections operating in more than 70 countries, will provide the most comprehensive, certified vehicle inspection reports available in North America. Appointments booked within the platform can be performed nearly anywhere.
  • Product Development: PowerBand’s comprehensive consumer solution, Driveaway, will be a fully transactional consumer marketplace where dealers and consumers can buy, sell, trade-in and finance vehicles, often in seconds, from the comfort of their home.

Automotive’s Growing Markets

The automotive dealership and commercial fleet vehicle auction industry is a $100-billion sector with more than 40 million used vehicles transacted in the U.S. each year. Of those, ten million are sold through auctions. From 2013 to 2017, the growth of online-only auctions far outpaced physical auctions, growing at a 33% compound annual growth rate compared to 2% CAGR at physical auctions.

Automotive leasing is another large, growing and fragmented market, generating approximately $120-billion in annual revenue. As a percentage of vehicle sales, leasing reached 30% in 2018, up from 21% in 2012, and is seen as a substantial opportunity for PowerBand and MUSA Auto Finance. Using proprietary technology and by focusing on high-quality, credit-worthy customers, MUSA grew its automotive lease originations to $182 million.

Disrupting Auto Leasing with MUSA

Legacy solutions are complicated, expensive and slow at processing leases. MUSA’s first-of-its-kind technology platform eliminates third-party decisions and the human capital required in the underwriting process. MUSA’s platform navigates the entire customer experience – underwriting, funding and the delivery process – within minutes. Leases can be approved in seconds.

PowerBand’s acquisition of MUSA brings together two leading-edge companies with the vision to become a one-stop platform for the entire vehicle purchase lifecycle.

Experienced Leadership

PowerBand is led by a collection of automotive veterans with a passion to collectively and positively impact the industry.

  • Kelly Jennings, president and CEO, is the founder of PowerBand Solutions and a franchise dealer owner/operator with more than 27 years of automotive experience. Jennings received General Motor’s Triple Crown Award, Ford Motor Company President’s Award and Honda Canada’s Excellence Award.
  • Darrin Swenson, COO of PowerBand and D2D Auto Auctions/Hunt Automotive Group, has more than 25 years of automotive/auction experience.
  • Jeff Morgan, CEO MUSA, holds over 25 years of experience in the auto finance sector.

 

PowerBand Solutions Inc. (OTCQB: PWWBF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0952, even for the day, on 54 volume with 1 trade. The average volume for the last 3 months is 32,269 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.038600001/$0.230000004.

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Predictive Oncology (NASDAQ: POAI)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Predictive Oncology (POAI).

Predictive Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: POAI), a knowledge-driven company focused on applying artificial intelligence to personalized medicine and drug discovery, has entered into an agreement with its CEO to exchange a $2.1 million promissory note for newly issued equity (http://nnw.fm/Y1UeQ). The strategic move demonstrates the confidence CEO Dr. Carl Schwartz has in the growing company.

Predictive Oncology (POAI) is a knowledge-driven precision medicine company focused on applying data and artificial intelligence (AI) to personalized medicine and drug discovery. The company applies its smart tumor profiling and AI platform to extensive genomic and biomarker patient data sets to build predictive models of tumor drug response to improve clinical outcomes for the cancer patients of today and tomorrow. The company has several tools that support its mission of bringing precision medicine to the treatment of cancer.

Through its subsidiaries, Predictive Oncology’s portfolio of assets includes the following:

  • A database of clinically validated historical and outcome data from patient tumors
  • An in-house Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified lab
  • A “smart” patient-derived tumor profiling platform
  • An in-house bioinformatics artificial intelligence (AI) platform
  • A new computerized approach growing tumors in the lab to rapidly develop patient specific treatment options
  • An FDA-approved fluid collection and disposal system

Using these resources, and in collaboration with key players in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotech industries Predictive Oncology is working to determine the best pathways for more individualized and effective cancer treatment.

Subsidiaries

Predictive Oncology leverages the synergies of its three wholly owned subsidiaries to bring precision medicine to the diagnosis of cancer.

Helomics applies artificial intelligence to its rich data gathered from the company’s trove of more than 150,000 tumors to personalize cancer therapies for patients as well as drive the development of new targeted therapies in collaborations with pharmaceutical companies. This database, the largest of its kind in the world, is comprised of ovarian, head and neck, colon and pancreas tumors. Helomic’s CLIA-certified lab provides clinical testing that assists oncologists in individualizing patient treatment decisions, by providing an evidence-based roadmap for therapy.

In addition to its proprietary precision oncology platform, Helomics offers boutique CRO services that leverage its TruTumor™ patient-derived tumor models coupled to a wide range of multi-omics assays (genomics, proteomics and biochemical), and an AI-powered proprietary platform (D-CHIP) to provide a tailored solution to its clients’ specific needs.

TumorGenesis is developing a new, rapid approach to growing tumors in the laboratory without the use of rats or mice, allowing for the identification of biomarkers indicative of cancer. This methodology “fools” the tumor into thinking it is still in the body. As a result, the tumor reacts as it naturally would, thereby increasing the accuracy of the biomarker. Once the biomarkers are identified, they can be used in TumorGenesis’ Oncology Capture Technology Platforms which isolate and helps categorize an individual patient’s heterogeneous tumor samples to enable development of patient-specific treatment options.

Skyline Medical’s patented, FDA-cleared STREAMWAY® System is the first true, direct-to-drain fluid disposal system designed specifically for medical applications such as radiology, endoscopy, urology and cystoscopy procedures. The STREAMWAY system is changing the way healthcare facilities collect and dispose of potentially infectious waste fluid by connecting directly to a facility’s plumbing system to automate the collection, measurement and disposal of waste fluids.

The STREAMWAY minimizes human intervention for better safety and improves compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory agency safety guidelines. The STREAMWAY eliminates canisters, carts and evacuated bottles, which reduces overhead costs and minimizes environmental impact by helping to eliminate the approximately 50 million potentially disease-infected canisters that go into landfills annually in the United Sates.

Skyline has achieved sales in five of the seven continents through both direct sales and distributor partners.

Competitive Advantage

Precision medicine has become the holy grail of cancer therapeutics. Data driven predictive models of tumors and their responses are critical in both new drug development and individualized patient treatment. The race has begun to model various tumors, which takes 5 to 7 years of clinical evaluation to establish historical and outcome data.

Predictive Oncology enjoys significant competitive advantage. The company already has a vast historical collection of tumors and related data, plus the ability to obtain existing associated outcome data. While others wait for outcome data, Predictive Oncology is in a unique and powerful position, working to deliver the promise of precision medicine to reality. Predictive Oncology already has the clinical data, including how a tumor responded to certain drugs, an in-house bioinformatics AI platform, and only needs to do the tumor sequencing. The significance is underscored by the collaboration with UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital, designed to reveal which mutations responded to which drug then develop powerful predictive models for future testing and treatment.

Leadership Team

Dr. Carl Schwartz was appointed to Skyline Medical’s board of directors in March 2015 and became interim president and CEO in May 2016. Dr. Schwartz became CEO of Plastics Research Corporation in 1988, leading the company to become the largest manufacturer of structural foam molding products in the U.S. with more than $60 million in revenues and 300 employees by the time he retired in 2001. He holds a bachelor’s degree and DDS degree from the University of Detroit.

CFO Bob Myers has over 30 years of experience in multiple industries focusing on medical device service and manufacturing. He has spent much of his career as a CFO and controller. Myers holds an MBA in Finance from Adelphi University and a BBA in public accounting from Hofstra University.

Gerald Vardzel, President of Helomics, has over 25 years of healthcare executive management experience developing and implementing commercialization strategies and models for technology launches. His Go-To-Market expertise includes equity financing, strategic planning, market intelligence, M&A, and new market development in both start-up and established settings including fortune 500 market leaders. He has developed innovative solutions for both CLIA and FDA regulatory paths defining the delivery chains from discovery to clinical acceptance. Mr. Vardzel also has significant experience designing and implementing sales and marketing programs tailored not only to expand market share, but to empirically assess client satisfaction, strengthen business processes, and maximize profitability. Mr. Vardzel was previously Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Initiatives at Global Specimen Solutions. Furthermore, as an executive affiliate to the healthcare industry, he routinely consults for several small-to-mid sized private equity firms advising on, in part, the feasibility of acquisition targets. Mr. Vardzel graduated from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Mark Collins, Chief Information Officer of Helomics, has held multiple executive roles in a variety of discovery, informatics and bioinformatics functions within global pharma, and founded three startup software companies in the machine learning and drug discovery space. In 2001, Dr. Collins worked for Cellomics (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific), where he played a pivotal role in establishing the High-Content Cell Analysis market, building and commercializing several key informatics and bioinformatics products. After leaving Thermo Fisher, Dr. Collins developed and commercialized informatics solutions for clinical and translational research, specifically in the specimen tracking, omics data management and NGS analysis space, through key roles at BioFortis, Global Specimens Solutions and Genedata. Dr. Collins received his undergraduate degree in Applied Science from the University of Wolverhampton, UK and his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Surrey, UK.

Predictive Oncology (POAI), closed Friday's trading session at $1.44, off by 2.7027%, on 1,440,235 volume with 3,376 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 627,817 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $1.25/$8.50.

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Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTC: PLPRF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTC: PLPRF).

Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTCQX: PLPRF) was featured today in the 420 with CNW by CannabisNewsWire. The coronavirus outbreak has put everyone on high alert. With over 3 million confirmed cases and at least 220,000 deaths globally, we should definitely be on guard. The virus spreads primarily through droplets released by an infected person when they sneeze or cough, and governments all over the world have rolled out social distancing measures to help prevent this.

Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTC: PLPRF) is a branded cannabis-infused products manufacturer of edibles created to support a healthy and active lifestyle. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, PLUS™ concentrates on producing edibles using extracts to ensure compliant, dosable and delicious products that provide a consistent cannabis experience.

First introduced to the market in 2015 to rave reviews, PLUS™ is now one of the top best-selling edible brands in California. PLUS™ operates through a wholly owned subsidiary, Carberry, and has four cannabis-infused gummy candy SKUs (in addition to limited edition SKUs), that are currently sold in over 200 licensed dispensaries and delivery services. All products under the PLUS™ brand are produced in the company’s 12,000-square-foot food-safe cannabis manufacturing facility in Adelanto, California.

PLUS Products shares are currently listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange. PLUS™ raised CAD$20 million through the offering, for which the lead underwriters were PI Financial and Canaccord Genuity. The company intends to use a portion of the IPO proceeds to fund rapid product capacity expansion, factory automation, working capital and new product development.

Operating in the largest adult-use recreational market in the U.S., PLUS Products holds a temporary manufacturing license in California and was one of the first brands to bring fully compliant products to the legal market. California legalized adult use recreational sales on Jan. 1, 2018, and industry analysts expect edible sales there will continue to amass enviable revenues. According to BDS Analytics, edibles made up 18 percent of marijuana retail sales in February 2018 across licensed retailers in California, with PLUS™ products ranking in the Top 10 of edible brands by retail dollar sales.

During the first half of 2018, PLUS Products generated US$2.45 million in sales, a marked improvement over 2017’s US$1.07 million in sales. The company’s established cannabis products are not only compliant with state laws, they are proving to be extremely popular with consumers. Among the PLUS™ product brands are:

  • Blackberry & Lemon RESTORE, an infusion of carefully dosed cannabis with a 9:1 THC to CBD per gummy.
  • Sour Watermelon UPLIFT, a low-calorie gummy crafted from carefully dosed cannabis with an infusion of 5mg THC per gummy.
  • Pineapple & Coconut CBD RELIEF, a tropical flavor gummy made from pure cannabis-derived CBD that is low-calorie, gluten-free and made with kosher ingredients.
  • Sour Blueberry CREATE, a low-calorie gummy infused with hybrid flower containing 5 mg THC.
  • Limited Edition Rose & Vanilla, available at select locations during Winter 2018, these gummies are crafted with 60 mg THC/30 mg CBD per tin.
  • Limited Edition RAINBOW SORBET gummies was created to celebrate Pride during Spring 2018 with a portion of each purchase donated to The Trevor Project, a confidential suicide hotline for LGBT youth.

“We are extremely proud of the products PLUS has brought to market,” remarked Jake Heimark, CEO and cofounder in a statement. “We’ve quickly grown into one of the leading edible brands in California. With the proceeds of this round, we will continue to further our mission: to make cannabis safe and approachable for all types of consumers.”

The PLUS™ team believes that everyone deserves access to consistent, dosable and delicious cannabis products and strives to make that happen. Producing the best infused products at scale requires thoughtful collaboration among experts in many fields. At PLUS™, our team is comprised of Chefs, Chemists, Food Manufacturing Experts, Engineers, Machinists, Visionaries, Creatives, Strategists and others.

Plus Products Inc. (PLPRF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.481, off by 4.3774%, on 22,524 volume with 27 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 40,886 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.279000014/$4.07000017.

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Bolt Metals Corp. (CSE: BOLT) (OTCQB: PCRCF) (XFRA: NXFE)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Bolt Metals Corp. (OTCQB: PCRCF).

Canadian‐based exploration company Bolt Metals Corp.’s (CSE: BOLT) (OTCQB: PCRCF) (XFRA: NXFE) optimism for the potential of its flagship Cyclops property in Indonesia was recently supported by comments made by Indonesian State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir. An article discussing the company reads, “Indonesia has worked arduously to turn its world-class nickel deposits and its proximity to China into a strong hand bidding for dominance in the EV battery supply chain. To view the full article, visit http://nnw.fm/99SRf

Bolt Metals Corp. (CSE: BOLT) (OTCQB: PCRCF) (XFRA: NXFE) is a Canada-based exploration company focused on the acquisition and development of production-grade battery metals deposits within the Asia-Pacific region, employing a vertically integrated “minerals-to-market” strategy to leverage these assets to their fullest.

Bolt Metals Corp. is advancing its flagship, 100% controlled Cyclops Nickel-Cobalt located in Papua Province, Indonesia with a mandate to become a key contributor to Asia-Pacific’s rapidly expanding electric vehicle and battery supply chain.

The Cyclops project, uniquely positioned within the world’s largest producer of nickel and in proximity to China, the world’s largest “Gigafactory”, features near surface, strong nickel-cobalt mineralization. The property is situated in an area with excellent infrastructure including a nearby workforce, supplies, sealed roads, ocean access, nearby port facility and gentle topography. The project area, nestled on the north coast of Papua, Indonesia, establishes Bolt Metals well within the economically attractive ocean-going transportation range to Asia and its lucrative, growing industrial markets.

Global demand for renewable power is fueling a massive shift from traditional energy supply chain economics to nickel-reliant lithium-ion batteries, the world’s most widely used power source for portable applications such as electric vehicles and other high-tech applications.

Indonesia has recently approved environmental impact studies for factories to produce battery-grade nickel chemicals in Morowali. The approval will allow investors, such as China’s stainless steel giant Tsingshan Group, to continue the construction of their high-pressure acid leaching plants in Morowali, Central Sulawesi.

Ranjeet Sundher, chief executive officer of Bolt Metals, said: “Indonesia continues to make significant strategic decisions, and this latest announcement represents an important step in Bolt Metals’s efforts to benefit from Indonesia’s rapid development as a leading market for all stages of the EV supply chain. With offices in Vancouver, Shanghai and Jakarta, Bolt Metals is well positioned to leverage Asia’s global dominance in the battery manufacturing sector.”

Indonesia’s commitment extends to the very top of government, with Joko Widodo – Indonesia’s President – stating in September 2019 that “for nickel, we want raw materials to be processed in Indonesia. We want added values”. This supports previous pronouncements from key officials, including Indonesian Maritime Minister, Luhut Pandjaitan who remarked that Indonesia will “become the main player in lithium batteries” and that it will “control the world market”.

The country, which is the world’s top nickel ore exporter, has stopped export of unprocessed nickel ore to support this plan.

During 2019 the Company carried out an extensive exploration and development program on Cyclops and achieved successful nickel results with its drilling and bench-scale scoping tests for processing of materials.

Drilling identified significant horizons of nickel mineralization and bench-scale scoping tests returned positive results for processing of this nickel rich material.

The recovery percentages form the bench-scale test program are set out below (for further information, please refer to the Company’s press release of October 28, 2019):

Sample Nickel (%) Cobalt (%) Iron (%)
Limonite 99.26 98.82 97.77
Low Iron Transition 99.75 97.03 99.22
Saprolite 99.77 >99.9 99.74

 

Selected elevated nickel drill results are provided below from the Company’s shallow drilling program (for further information, please refer to the Company’s press releases of March 5, April 1, April 23, June 13, June 20 and September 10, 2019):

Intersection length (metres from surface) Nickel (%) Cobalt (%)
7.0 2.15% 0.03%
4.0 1.96% 0.04%
2.0 2.00% 0.01%
2.0 1.91% 0.05%

 

2020 will see continued and consistent development in Pacific Rim Cobalt’s strategy as the company continues to set ambitious milestones with the goal of becoming a leading international player in the EV battery metal sector and creating significant long-term shareholder value.

This includes preparations to commission and operate the company’s pilot plant in Canada, which will contain an integrated circuit to produce high-purity nickel and cobalt strip solutions to develop battery-grade nickel and cobalt.

The results of the pilot plant will then be used to establish the design criteria for the subsequent demonstration plant in Indonesia, which will produce nickel and cobalt products suitable to meet market specifications. As well as demonstrating Pacific Rim Cobalt’s ability to produce a product within market specifications, this will also be used to establish the design criteria for the company’s commercial-scale plant.

Pacific Rim Cobalt’s world-class management team includes Ranjeet Sundher, who has over 20 years of capital markets experience. Sundher is also president of Canrim Ventures Ltd., a Singaporean advisory firm specializing in early stage project finance and structure. He previously founded Indogold Exploration, a Jakarta-based mining service firm, and has raised over $40 million for companies in which he was a founder/partner.

Chief Financial Officer Steve Vanry has 25 years of professional experience in senior management positions with public and private natural resources companies, providing expertise in capital markets corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, accounting and financial reporting.

Andre Talaska serves as country manager and technical supervisor. He has over 30 years of experience in the mining and exploration industry and has held senior positions with several companies in Australia and southeast Asia. Shakir Juffry, business development/engineering, is a chemical engineer and extractive metallurgist by background training who has over 20 years of experience in the Indonesian mining and minerals exploration field. Toto Suarto Sajali, operation and development manager, is a mining engineer with over 15 years of experience in Indonesian project assessment, development and operations.

Bolt Metals Corp. (OTCQB: PCRCF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.1232, off by 0.242915%, on 49,755 volume with 5 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 54,619 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.079999998/$0.355599999.

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Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG).

Elepreneurs Holdings LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sharing Services Global Corporation (OTCQB: SHRG) ranked 48th on the latest 2020 Global 100 List of top direct-selling companies, published annually by Direct Selling News (DSN) (http://nnw.fm/02ORx). Sharing Services, a diversified holding company owns, operates and controls an interest in a number of companies specializing in the direct-selling industry.

Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG), formerly Sharing Services Inc., is a diversified company dedicated to maximizing shareholder value, operating through two primary subsidiaries: Elepreneurs Holdings, a direct-selling company, and Elevacity Holdings, a products company. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, SHRG markets and distributes Elevate-branded health and wellness products through an independent sales force of distributors called Elepreneurs.

Proprietary Products

SHRG’s current exclusive Elevate product offerings are marketed under the Elevacity brand, so named to signify the company’s commitment to elevating lives.

The Elevate health and wellness product line consists of nutraceutical products that SHRG refers to as D.O.S.E., which stands for dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins – all of which are key hormones proven to promote happiness and well-being.

Elevacity brand products are carefully formulated, chosen and designed to support a single objective: elevate the happiness and well-being of the consumer.

Global Network of Elepreneurs

Elevacity products are shared and sold by a growing international network of home-based entrepreneurs, called Elepreneurs, operated by Elepreneurs Holdings. This SHRG subsidiary provides basic and advanced programs for both new and experienced entrepreneurs who are focusing on their direct-sales careers.

SHRG’s high-performing independent sales force follows the company’s Blue Ocean selling strategy, an approach that encourages individuals to seek new markets, lead, and to “stop competing and start creating.” The Blue Ocean strategy is based on the book, “Blue Ocean Strategy,” written by Professor Renée Mauborgne, who notes that “the lesson here is that the best defense is offense, and the best offense… is to make a blue ocean shift and create your own blue ocean.”

Following this selling strategy, SHRG’s Elepreneurs are taught that, rather than competing directly in a competitive, direct-selling market, they should focus on making competitors irrelevant and succeeding in an uncontested marketplace.

In addition, SHRG’s Elepreneurs use the interactive, video-based VERB sales-marketing platform developed by Verb Technology Company Inc. The app utilizes proprietary interactive video data collection and analysis technology and provides next-generation customer relationship management, lead generation, and video marketing software applications.

Continued Momentum as Industry Leader

These selling strategies have resulted in sharp and consistent revenue gains. In the company’s 10-Q filed with the SEC for the three months ended Oct. 31, 2019, SHRG reported sales of $38.8 million for fiscal Q2 2019, an increase of 116% over sales of $17.9 million reported for the comparable quarter of 2018. Consolidated gross profit jumped by $16.2 million to $27.4 million for the same period compared to Q2 2018.

SHRG’s consolidated operating earnings were $3.9 million in the fiscal quarter ended Oct. 31, 2019, compared to $866,802 for the comparable period the prior year. Consolidated gross margin also grew 70.9% for the three months ended Oct. 31, 2019, compared to 62.2% the prior year.

These numbers are continuing a trend established over the past two years. In fiscal Q1 2019, SHRG achieved revenues of $35.4 million, more than double that of the comparable period in 2018. Even earlier, the company reported sales of $85.9 million for fiscal year ended April 30, 2019. This represents a nine-fold increase, or $77.5 million jump, over the company’s revenues of $8.4 million the prior year.

These numbers bring SHRG’s sales revenues since December 2017 — when the company’s Elevate product line was released — to an impressive cumulative total of $169 million.

Preparing for Success

SHRG is well prepared to continue and accommodate for this growth. The company recently expanded its corporate footprint by moving to a 10,000-square-foot facility in Plano, Texas, that offers ample room to expand as the company grows and flourish. The larger corporate locale provides space for a growing customer service department, product fulfillment, opportunity and training rooms, as well as a video production suite.

In addition, the company has a seasoned, expert leadership team in place, led by John “JT” Thatch. Thatch was appointed president and CEO of SHRG in March 2018, bringing to the company his expertise obtained from successfully starting, owning and operating several businesses in various industries. His experience with corporate growth, acquisitions, financing and negotiation in fast-paced and flexible environments will significantly assist SHRG as the company aims to expand and increase revenues.

Contact
469.304.9400 x 201
Info@SHRGinc.com
http://www.SHRGinc.com

Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0785, off by 1.875%, on 73,612 volume with 10 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 710,116 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.0215/$0.25.

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iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK).

iClick Interactive Asia Group (NASDAQ: ICLK), an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider in China, announced that on April 30, 2020 the company filed its annual report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 on Form 20-F with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). iClick Interactive Asia Group’s annual report on Form 20-F, which includes its audited consolidated financial statements, is available to view on the SEC's website (www.SEC.gov) and on the company's investor relations website (http://ir.i-click.com). To view the full press release, visit http://nnw.fm/7Y75l

iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK) is an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider connecting worldwide marketers with audiences in China. Built on cutting-edge technologies, iClick’s proprietary platform possesses omni-channel marketing capabilities and fulfills various marketing objectives in a data-driven and automated manner, helping international and domestic marketers reach their target audiences. Headquartered in Hong Kong, iClick operates in 10 locations worldwide, including Asia and Europe.

iClick aims to become a fully integrated Enterprise and Marketing Cloud Platform in China, providing clients a full consumer-cycle solution. This is facilitated by two pillars’ growth strategy through two business segments: Marketing Solutions and Enterprise Solutions.

Marketing Solutions

Using data and AI-driven technology to help brands efficiently identify, target and acquire the right customers

As the leading programmatic marketing platform in China, iClick’s proprietary platform collects a wealth of data from multiple sources to precisely reach the right audience at the right moment, on the right channel and right device. Cross-screen search solutions capture critical micro-moments when users proactively search for what they need. This multi-dimensional approach to marketing allows iClick to effectively understand internet users and exponentially widen target audiences for its brand clients. Multiple monetization models available in the Marketing Solutions segment allow iClick to serve its clients in several ways, such as audience targeting.

Data-driven marketing is indispensable to marketers targeting specific audiences in China. More than 825 million internet users in China are anonymously profiled on iClick’s platform, which boasts cross-channel and cross-screen capabilities.

Enterprise Solutions

Enabling brands to efficiently manage their consumers through online and offline data integration and analysis, increase the repurchase rate, and enhance consumers’ loyalty

iClick’s Enterprise Solutions segment addresses enterprise needs in China, particularly focusing on “smart retail,” an expanding and innovating market involving the combination of online and offline consumers’ behavioral information. Enterprise Solutions support detailed profiling of customers, which facilitates data-driven business strategies, enhances business processes at various levels, and increases operational and marketing efficiency.

Enterprise Solutions leverages iClick’s proprietary platform that incorporates Artificial Intelligence (AI) to learn, build and store knowledge, enabling accurate predictions about consumer behavior that ultimately provide marketing solutions derived from the large amount of available data.

Through a strategic partnership with Tencent, iClick’s Enterprise Solutions presents strong recurring revenue streams with tremendous opportunities to upsell multi-national corporations (MNCs). Tencent’s proprietary API connection enables brands to build 360-degree consumer profiles based on the collection and integration of purchased behavioral information from online and offline touchpoints, including WeChat Mini Programs, WeChat Payment, WeChat Work and more.

As iClick continues to provide integrated marketing and smart retail solutions targeting Chinese consumers, the company believes Enterprise Solutions has strong long-term growth potential and will become a major gross margin contributor in the future.

Partnerships

In 2019, iClick established various agreements and partnerships with a number of leading southeast and northeast Asian companies for regional diversification and in 2020 is focused on continuing to develop additional partnerships and new business models globally. Many of the world’s top companies are leveraging iClick’s proprietary data platform to precisely identify and reach out to core target audience groups in China.

The company’s partnerships include:

  • A tri-partnership with BTG WELINK, an online retail services arm of Beijing Tourism Group (“BTG”), and Tencent Holdings Ltd., China’s leading provider of internet value added services. As part of this partnership, iClick applies its upgraded solutions to build a private DSP (Demand Side Platform) system for BTG. Using Tencent’s big data advertising platform, iClick can assist BTG to develop precision marketing campaigns.
  • An Advertising Agency Authorization Certificate from Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), under which iClick is designated the authorized agency for native advertising of Baidu’s news feed ads. Native advertising is a consumer-friendly, non-disruptive advertising format that has gained rapid popularity among advertisers in recent years. Native advertising and creative marketing content have become a more effective marketing method among the Chinese young consumers. In 2019, the native advertising sector was estimated to have an around 53.5% share of the online advertising revenue, according to Statista.
  • A joint-venture partnership with VGI Global Media Plc (VGI.BKK), Thailand’s No. 1 online to offline (O2O) solutions provider across advertising, payment and logistics platforms, which enables brands in Southeast Asia to capture the multi-billion-dollar Chinese consumer market through a range of technology-driven marketing solutions.

Case Study: Armani Hotel Dubai

Dubai has been gearing up to welcome the growing wave of Chinese visitors. Chinese nationals are eligible for a 30-day visa-on-arrival into the UAE, which gives Chinese travelers tremendous convenience. In light of this, Armani Hotel Dubai set the objective to increase its sales in this market.

The challenge: What Aarmani Hotel Dubai lacked in executing this goal was insightful understanding of Chinese travelers in particular the demographics that were likely to be attracted to the hotel. Challenged by the huge differences in the business practice, unique culture and language barrier in running digital campaigns in China, Armani Hotel Dubai turned to iClick’s know-how and expertise to guide its campaign to success and meet its sales goal.

The solution: iClick tailored an optimal solution for the hotel to increase brand awareness and booking rate from China – which is the key market for the hotel – and successfully assisted Armani Hotel Dubai in reaching its target Chinese audiences by using China’s most popular mobile and internet sites, including WeChat and Weibo, to improve reach and booking potential.

The results: Due to iClick’s unrivaled technological and execution strengths, Armani Hotel Dubai’s ads were delivered in an omnichannel manner, raising brand awareness and garnering interest between Chinese consumers. Subsequently, Armani Hotel Dubai saw a surge in conversion rate.
During the campaign, the Armani Hotel Dubai brand was connected with 87% of Chinese mobile users.

Award-winning Provider

iClick, a Deloitte Technology Fast50, has received multiple industry awards from the international marketing community. The company is committed to helping clients access digital China with its omni-channel, data-driven marketing solutions that deliver uniquely sharpened marketing capabilities and outstanding advertising results.

Most recently, iClick subsidiary OptAim (Beijing) Information Technology Co., Ltd was recognized by Tencent Ads as a 2019 Gold Service Provider. Tencent Ads also named OptAim the winner of three major annual awards for the second half of 2019: “Outstanding Contribution of the Year,” “Best Technology & Data Application Award,” and “Best Branding Awards.”

In November 2019, company co-founder and CEO Sammy Hsieh was chosen as the winner of the “EY Entrepreneur of The Year China 2019 Award in Technology Category,” an award recognizing his entrepreneurial acumen, innovative spirit and strong leadership. As one of the world’s most prestigious business accolades, the “EY Entrepreneur of The Year” awards program honors those who accomplish success by combining ability with opportunity, and inspire others with great vision, leadership and outstanding achievement.

iClick won the Annual Influential Platform Award and the Innovation Golden Award in Marketing at the Creative Award 2019, as well as the Best Tourism Marketing Agency. The company was also the recipient of the “Best Brand and Performance Marketing Award” at the Performance Marketing Ecosystem Summit 2018 hosted by the Advertising & Marketing Service, a division of Tencent Holdings Limited.

The company in 2018 was also recognized as “Platinum Service Partner of Tencent Social Ads” at the Tencent Key Accounts Mid-Year Summit held in Beijing. The mobile division of iClick, Optaim, received the same award beginning in 2016. Optaim was also the “Best DSP Partner” and “Key Account Data Partner” of Tencent, making it the only player in China with such unique and deep level of cooperation with Tencent Social Ads.

Leadership

Sammy Wing Hong Hsieh, chairman of the board and co-founder, was CEO from 2009 to 2019. Prior to co-founding iClick, Hsieh held senior positions in several prominent technology companies. He was general manager for Asia Pacific at Efficient Frontier (now an Adobe company), a leading digital performance marketing company, and was director of Search Marketing at Yahoo Hong Kong from 2000-2008. Hsieh received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jian Tang, director, CEO and co-founder, has 20 years of experience in digital advertising and is well-known in China for his expertise in advertising technologies and big data. In 2012, he founded OptAim, which was acquired by iClick in 2015, and has served key research, engineering and management roles at Yahoo’s global research and development center. Tang received his doctorate in computer engineering from Tsinghua University and was named by Campaign Asia as one of the leaders in its Digital A-List in 2016.

Terence Chi Wai Li, chief financial officer, has 15 years of experience in financial management, investment and business operations. He has served in management roles and advisory capacities at several start-ups, in addition to financial management and fundraising roles. He previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in M&A due diligence and cross border tax and deal structuring projects. Li received an MBA from Oxford University’s Said Business School. He is a Fellow Member of ACCA, a Member of HKICPA, and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ICLK), closed Friday's trading session at $4.45, up 1.8307%, on 322,234 volume with 1,507 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 285,240 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.73000001/$5.48999977.

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The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX: FIRE) (OTC: SPRWF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (OTC: SPRWF).

The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX: FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF) was highlighted today in a publication from Investing News Network, examining how the cannabis space is still working to measure the impact of the coronavirus, with new projections for sales and stocks continuing to hit the market. This week two companies in the sector also reported management changes, with one coming due to a switch in direction and the other resulting from an investigation surrounding the outgoing CEO. Read on for a closer look at some of the biggest cannabis news over the last five days.

Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX: FIRE) (OTC: SPRWF) is committed to providing premium brands and products that reflect the company’s knowledgeable customers, passionate employees and culture of innovation. The company aims to grow the world’s best legal cannabis and become a leader in the global industry. Supreme Cannabis calls its Toronto Venture Exchange stock symbol, “FIRE,” a testament to the company’s passion for cannabis and obsession with quality.

Supreme Cannabis believes the world is ready to follow Canada’s lead by ending the 100-year cannabis prohibition and, as one of Canada’s most premium cannabis producers, the company sees itself at the center of this global shift.

A key piece of Supreme Cannabis’ ability to fulfill its mission is its flagship brand, 7ACRES, a wholly owned subsidiary that operates a 440,000-square-foot hybrid cultivation facility in Kincardine, Ontario. 7ACRES is focused on building a core competency in scaled high-quality cannabis production. With a best-in-class cultivation facility producing a competitive product that fuels a leading premium brand, Supreme Cannabis has achieved a differentiated advantage in cultivation IP, products and branding. The company’s foundational investment in premium cultivation has secured it a leadership position in the industry as the Canadian market becomes more competitive and matures.

Since legalization, 7ACRES has brought five premium flower strains to market in Canada. The demand for 7ACRES product continues with the company’s most recent launch of Jack Haze, a new proprietary premium cultivar. The company’s first sativa-dominant strain, Jack Haze offers rare sensory characteristics, delivering high THC content with a terpinolene forward profile, including a complex aroma with notes of citrus, pine and warm spice. As it develops its next winning strain, 7ACRES continues to prioritize subjective quality. In the Canadian cannabis market, this approach has established 7ACRES as a well-known premium brand that commands premium pricing coast-to-coast.

In addition to 7ACRES, Supreme Cannabis has built a diversified portfolio of focused consumer-driven brands:

  • Sugarleaf by 7AC – this new brand widens Supreme Cannabis’ product offerings and targets consumers who are looking for more refined, milder consumption experience as they discover their own cannabis taste preferences and desires. Product formats under this brand are focused on offering consumers elegant and convenient cannabis experiences.
  • Blissco — dedicated to providing wellness focused consumers with premium cannabis products, education, and outstanding customer care. Blissco is focused on bringing its collection of premium whole-flower CBD oils to market.
  • Truverra — focused on being a global leader in the development, production and marketing of hemp and cannabis-derived medicinal products with clinically proven efficacy. With over 25 SKUs sold online in the UK and Europe, Truverra is ideally positioned to address emerging international cannabis opportunities.
  • Khalifa Kush Enterprises — formed through a prestigious international partnership with Khalifa Kush Enterprises (KKE) Canada, the Canadian counterpart to the popular U.S. cannabis brand KKE formed by Wiz Khalifa. Together, Supreme Cannabis and KKE Canada are developing and launching a lineup of premium cannabis products, including a future line based on the well-known Khalifa Kush strain.

Each of Supreme Cannabs’ brands and partnerships have been strategically identified and designed to support the company’s mission to enhance the lives of consumers through positive cannabis experiences. Equally important to delivering desirable consumer experiences is the infrastructure supporting the company’s brands and products. From seed to sale, supreme cannabis continues to build an impressive group of operating assets that serve key functions throughout the value chain:

  • Cultivation – for starters, there is Supreme Cannabis’ foundational flagship asset, its 440,000-square-foot cultivation facility in Kincardine, Ontario. With over 600 employees, 24 grow rooms, and best-in-class processing equipment and procedures, this facility is expected to reach an annual production capacity of 50,000 kilograms in the near-term. In this purpose-built facility, the company grows small-batch high-quality cannabis from 10,000-square-foot grow rooms and completes a proprietary hang-dry for up to two weeks.
  • Extraction – with the acquisition of Blissco in fiscal 2019, in addition to the Blissco wellness brand, Supreme Cannabis gained a 12,000-square-foot dedicated extraction facility in Langley, BC. This facility conducts both C02 and ethanol extraction and with the recent receipt of its oil sales license from Health Canada, it now produces Blissco branded CBD oils and expects to fill vaporizer pods for a partnership between the company’s 7ACRES brand and Pax Labs.
  • Manufacturing – most recently, the company announced its 107,000-square-foot processing, packaging and manufacturing facility in Kitchener, naming the facility Supreme Cannabis Kitchener. In Q4 FY2020, the company expects to begin whole flower packaging and pre-roll manufacturing for Supreme Cannabis brands at the Kitchener Facility. In the long-term, in additional to processing its own inputs, Supreme Cannabis intends generate incremental revenue by packaging, distributing and branding third-party cannabis inputs from quality-focused cultivators.
  • R&D and Product Testing – In Q1 FY2020, Supreme Cannabis closed the acquisition of Truverra and acquired a 5,000-square-foot facility licensed under Canadian Clinical Cannabinoids Inc. in Scarborough, Ontario (“Supreme Cannabis Scarborough”). Supreme Cannabis Scarborough provides R&D space for the company to test new products and develop medicinal science intellectual property. In the near-term, with the legalization of 2.0 cannabis products, this centre for innovation will be testing and bringing concentrate products to market under the 7ACRES brand.

Supreme is committed to continue to identify new opportunities to grow and strengthen its impressive portfolio of operating assets and brands and scale its strong Canadian business globally.

Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (OTC: SPRWF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.1975, up 1.6993%, on 263,128 volume with 209 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 571,035 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.101000003/$1.54999995.

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Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTCQB: NUGS)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTCQB: NUGS).

Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (NUGS) was highlighted today in a publication by Wall Street PR, examining how the action is heating back up in the cannabis patch. Bigtime. Investors have been taught to sit on the sidelines in these stocks because “they keep going down”. That’s what happens in a bear market. These stocks got too far ahead of themselves a couple years ago, and we were seeing ridiculous valuations on a price-to-sales basis, and fears of a supply glut destroying the cannabis pricing market on a commodity level. We saw stocks in this space trading at 50x sales.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTCQB: NUGS), headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is focused on supporting entrepreneurial growth within the fast-growing legal cannabis sector. Through a selective portfolio of subsidiaries, Cannabis Strategic Ventures offers outsourced personnel solutions tailor-made to match the growth dynamics of cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, dispensaries and other cannabis marketplace participants. The company also pursues investment opportunities in the areas of real estate, cultivation, extraction, distribution, packaging, dispensary operations, and branded products within the cannabis space.

The legalization of adult-use sales in California is expected to create nearly 99,000 cannabis industry jobs in the state by 2021, representing about a third of all cannabis jobs nationwide, and 146,000 jobs overall when indirect and induced efforts are considered, according to Arcview Market Research. By 2021, direct cannabis industry employment will top 291,500 FTE jobs, with a total employment effect of nearly 414,000 FTEs across all legal cannabis states, according to the report.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures believes its staffing capabilities will be in a similar state of demand. The company in April 2018 completed a definitive agreement to acquire Worldwide Staffing Group, Inc., which booked approximately $1.5 million in revenues in 2017.

Worldwide will operate within Cannabis Strategic Ventures as an independent and separate wholly owned subsidiary providing strictly non-cannabis related employment and staffing services. As Worldwide continues to expand its operations in general clerical and administrative, marketing, accounting, and other verticals, Cannabis Strategic Ventures will leverage the subsidiary’s expertise to expand its business operations further into the cannabis staffing arena, with an emphasis on the California markets.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures’ BudHire™ subsidiary is an outsourced employment service specifically designed to meet the needs of growing cannabis-related business operations, utilizes a proven recruiting formula to match the most qualified candidates to a broad spectrum of cannabis-related jobs. Under the BudHire™ brand, Cannabis Strategic Ventures offers temporary, seasonal, permanent staffing solutions, as well as professional employment organization services and human resources consulting to the cannabis industry.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures portfolio also includes Pure Applied Sciences Inc. and its brand “PureOrganix™,” a line of high quality concentrate, organic and pure cannabis oils that conform with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and meet FDA guidelines for Active Pharmaceuticals Products (API). The acquisition includes all intellectual properties, including formulations and technologies, and related accessories of Pure Applied Sciences.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures Pure Applied Sciences subsidiary, has a cannabis concentrate extraction services agreement with CP Logistics LLC (“CPL”), a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Sunniva Inc. (CSE:SNN) (OTCQX:SNNVF). Under this agreement, CPL will perform white label services producing high quality, ultra-purified cannabis extracts out of its Sun-Oil Facility in Cathedral City, California, for Pure Applied Sciences under the Pure Organix brand name.

The management team at Cannabis Strategic Ventures believes there is incredible opportunity to carve-out and control specific industry niches, to create unique cannabis consumer branded products, and to expand into other sub-sectors of the cannabis marketplace.

Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTCQB: NUGS), closed Friday's trading session at $0.0974, off by 0.612245%, on 1,405,556 volume with 206 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,100,374 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.025499999/$1.37999999.

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Champignon Brands Inc. (FWB: 496) (CSE: SHRM) (OTC: SHRMF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Champignon Brands Inc. (CSE: SHRM).

Champignon Brands Inc. (FWB: 496) (CSE: SHRM) (OTC: SHRMF) is a research-driven company specializing in the formulation and distribution of a suite of artisanal mushroom health supplements. Dedicated to revolutionizing conventional organic teas, coffees and other consumables with the infusion of a proprietary blend of artisanal mushrooms, Champignon’s expanding portfolio is crafted with the health-conscious consumer in mind.

Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Champignon’s team aims to promote the health and wellness benefits of functional mushrooms, which are used in a wide variety of health care and pharmaceutical products.

Brands

Champignon’s mushroom-derived consumer packaged goods (CPGs) portfolio includes its flagship brand, Vitality Superteas. Each carefully curated Vitality Supertea formulation was developed with the intent of helping individuals enhance and enrich their wellbeing one cup of mushroom-infused tea at a time.

Also in the portfolio are Nourish Force Supertea, a blend of Reishi Ryobus Tea Mix; Mighty Recharge Supertea, created with Lions Mane Tropical Green Ginseng Tea Mix; and Brain Enhance Supertea, a blend of Cordycep Hibiscus and Berries Tea Mix – all of which are formulated with organic ingredients and chosen for their ability to provide unique health and performance benefits.

Champignon’s flagship e-commerce store, VitalitySuperTeas.com, takes advantage of the burgeoning craft mushroom vertical space with a selection of mushroom-infused teas and accessories.

Functional Mushroom Market

Demand for consumer products infused with the nutritional and bioactive benefits of mushrooms is fueling a global market projected to reach $34.3 billion by 2024, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 8.04% from 2019-2024 (ResearchandMarkets), with Europe seen as the fastest growth leader.

According to the market study, in highest demand are products infused with Reishi – a traditional Chinese medicine also known as the “Elixer of Life” and “Mushroom of Immortality – Lions Mane and Cordyceps, followed by other types of medicinal mushrooms.

Advances in Legalization

Legalization of psychedelics for use in medicine is gaining momentum across the United States. Denver, Colorado, and Oakland and Santa Cruz, California, have decriminalized the use of psilocybin, the psychedelic molecule found in various mushrooms, while movements for legalization are gaining ground in Oregon and Iowa, among others. Decriminalize California recently teamed up with the Beckley Foundation to replicate Oakland’s success of decriminalization throughout the state of California.

An increasing number of researchers are turning their attention toward the study of psilocybin as a means to treat otherwise untreatable illnesses. The molecule’s ability to provide landmark treatment options for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), migraines and addiction is gaining widespread acceptance among medical professionals, unicorn investors and accredited institutions.

Potential Applications

Historical data and new scientific studies suggest therapeutic benefits of psychedelics in many areas, including drug addiction, alcoholism, depression, migraines, smoking cessation and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The market potential in these areas are significant. To reference just one of the above conditions, the mental health arena has been frequently neglected over the last 30 years, though new research is beginning to further reinforce that psychedelic compounds have the potential to produce more effective treatments than what is currently available.

According to the World Health Organization, 25% of the world’s populous will be afflicted by mental health and/or neurological disorders. Presently, approximately 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health, productive loss and disability worldwide.

Additionally, PTSD affects approximately 2.2% of the U.S. population; 7.7 million people will have PTSD at some point in their lives. Recent published studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of certain psychedelics when administered in a medically supervised and monitored approach.
A renaissance in alternative medicines is emerging, and Champignon has set in motion its strategy to become a key player.

2020 Stealth IP Strategy

Champignon plans to biosynthesize psilocybin within the first three months of conducting laboratory experiments, with the objective of achieving optimized and scaled production of pharmaceutical-grade psilocybin for deployment in clinical settings. This strategy includes:

  • Alternative medicine (psilocybin) IP aggregation
  • Development of cGMP formulations of bioactive compounds extracted from plants and Fungi
  • Drafting of benchmark SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)
  • Patient aggregation, focusing on veterans

Defining a New Asset Class: Psychedelic-Inspired Medicines

In the third quarter of 2020, Champignon – through clinical trials, a compelling IP portfolio and clinical pipeline and drug development platform – plans to advance its pursuit of treatments underpinned by psychedelic substances. This strategy is broken down into two ties:

  • Non-Hallucinogenic Medicines
    • Microdosing Psilocybin/LSD
    • MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy
  • Hallucinogenic Medicines
    • Psilocybin high dose
    • LSD high dose

Partnerships

Companies worldwide are beginning to incorporate functional mushrooms into their product offerings, taking advantage of growing consumer awareness of known health benefits of the ingredients found in mushrooms.

Champignon in November 2019 entered into a distribution partnership with Eurolife Brands Inc. (CSE: EURO), a leading global markets cannabis brand empowering the medical, recreational and CPG cannabis industry worldwide through a data-driven CBD marketplace supported by exclusive and unbiased physician-backed cannabis education and detailed consumer analytics. Under the agreement, Champignon’s branded products are integrated into Eurolife’s e-commerce platform, along with potential distribution opportunities in select brick-and-mortar retail locations in Europe.

Champignon also has an R&D/production formulation agreement with Drip Coffee Social Ltd., located in Nanaimo, British Columbia, which calls for the infusion of Champignon’s proprietary mushroom extract blend into a suite of cold brew coffee products and signature in-house formulations.

Leadership

Gareth Birdsall, CEO, Corporate Secretary and Director
Gareth Birdsall has more than seven years of experience working in diverse agricultural roles such as the cultivation of various fungi, in particular Cordycepes, Reishi, Lions Mane and Chaga. He is an attendee of the British Columbia Institute of Technology, studying marketing management and finance.

Steven Brohman, CPA, CFO
Steven Brohman has more than 10 years of experience working in a variety of roles with public and private companies. He has had extensive training in the audit of publicly traded companies on the TXS, TSX Venture Exchange and OTC markets, and serves as CFO and director of various public and private companies. Brohman has a bachelor’s degree of business administration and obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Jerry Habuda, Director
Jerry Habuda brings to Champignon over 35 years of expertise in law enforcement and specialized units. From 1977 to 2012, he served as a police officer with the Toronto Police Department. During his tenure, he was assigned to the Major Crimes Unit, investigating robberies and home invasions. He was assigned to patrol the Toronto Community Housing projects at Jane/Finch to control drug trafficking and gun violence. Habuda was with the Warrant Unit where he tracked down and arrested wanted criminals. From 1993-1997, he was assigned to the Northwest Drug Squad on undercover and surveillance work, executing narcotic search warrants. Between 2002 and 2004, Habuda headed the Street Violence Task Force, a special unit designed to curb gun and drug violence that was terrorizing the city at the time.

Champignon Brands Inc. (CSE: SHRMF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.701, up 9.1085%, on 203,661 volume with 222 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 153,216 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.221/$0.795000016.

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Exro Technologies Inc. (CSE: XRO) (OTCQB: EXROF)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Exro Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: EXROF).

Exro Technologies Inc. (CSE: XRO) (OTCQB: EXROF), a Canadian technology company, is an innovative pioneer in the energy sector. Exro has developed and commercialized an electric power module (EPM) that integrates into existing motor systems to make them smarter. Exro’s patented technology optimizes existing motor performance by automatically sensing and adapting operating parameters to an optimized state, creating measurable efficiency gains, reduced mechanical components and increased system availability.

Applications

Exro’s technology and efficiency optimization algorithms improve the performance and efficiency of electric motors by manipulating power delivery to individual coils, thereby enabling the ability to expand operating parameters. This novel approach is scalable and can be utilized in most variable torque applications.

The widespread applications of Exro’s technology apply to optimizing the performance of electric vehicles, locomotive traction applications, industrial motors, and other variable torque applications that benefit from smart energy conversion.

Intellectual Property

Exro’s proprietary, patented software controls electric motor coils through individual coil switching. This introduction of intelligence into energy conversion at the level of individual coils results in expanded speed/torque capability, improved machine efficiency, reliability, safety and maintenance across a wider operating range. Exro’s advanced control algorithms create smart, real-time optimized power management.

Exro currently holds 15 patents, with 8 patents pending and additional patents under development. The company continues to expand its IP portfolio to support its goal of becoming a globally recognized leader in leveraging advanced control algorithms to improve the performance, efficiency and longevity of electric motors and generators.

Market Opportunity

Electric motors are the single biggest consumer of electricity. They account for about two-thirds of industrial power consumption and about 45% of global power consumption, according to an analysis by the International Energy Agency. Exro’s technology seeks to give industries a new way to look at energy—from electric vehicles, to industrial equipment, to renewable applications like wind farms; we are improving the way energy is consumed.

Laboratory Expansion

The 6,500-square-foot Exro Innovation Center (EIC), scheduled to open spring of 2020 in Calgary, will transition the current Victoria lab into one Calgary based center. The company’s new laboratory space will expand its service capabilities to customers, provide larger test capabilities, and showcase how Exro’s technology can be applied to dramatically improve the performance of electrical motors.

The EIC will also host collaborative events to explore advances in energy consumption and electric motor innovations, with participants from across Canada and around the world.

Strategic Partnerships

  • A strategic agreement with Finland’s Aurora Powertrains Oy, which in 2019 released an all-electric production snowmobile called the “eSled,” will see Exro’s technology added to the Aurora electric powertrain. The snowmobile sector’s economic footprint is estimated at $26 billion in the U.S., $8 billion in Canada, and $5 billion in Europe and Asia.
  • An agreement with Potencia in Mexico serving the last mile vehicle segment will integrate Exro’s custom drive and EPM module into small passenger commercial vehicles (taxis) and fleet delivery trucks
  • A licensing agreement with Motorino Electric, a leader in the Canadian electric transportation industry, will integrate Exro’s Electric Power Module technology into Motorino’s CTi electric bicycle.

Management

Chief Executive Officer Sue Ozdemir is a proven leader in the innovation and manufacturing of electric motors. She has nine years of accomplishments at General Electric, acting as CCO and the CEO of GE’s Small Industrial Motors Division, overseeing the division’s North American and international markets – ultimately building the division into a $160 million enterprise.

Chief Commercial Officer Josh Sobil is leading the seamless adoption of Exro’s growing product portfolio focused on the mobility segment and opening doors in all segments including agriculture, heavy industry, energy, construction, among others.

Executive Chairman Mark Godsy is a serial technology entrepreneur who has been involved in many top tier ventures, including two of Canada’s most successful biotech companies.

Exro Technologies Inc. (CSE: XRO) (OTCQB: EXROF), closed Friday's trading session at $0.3368, up 8.6452%, on 239,911 volume with 104 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 117,502 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.124389998/$0.522899985.

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Trxade Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDS)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Trxade Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDS).

Trxade Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDS) is an integrated pharmaceutical services company that offers a unique combination of a web-based purchasing platform (www.trxade.com) for transactions between independent pharmacists and drug distributors (B2B); a network of pharmacies with E-Hub software; a mail order pharmacy; and warehouse and drug delivery services. This synergistic combination of product offerings and superior data analytics is poised to benefit all stakeholders and consumers within the pharmaceutical industry.

Trxade will leverage and scale its fully integrated model to execute the following growth strategies:

  • Increase share of pharmacist drug purchasing
  • Additional SKUs and expand product breath
  • Partner with Specialty and International Mfg.
  • Expand mail order licenses to all 50 states
  • Scale Delivmeds for consumer delivery nationwide
  • Integration with telemedicine
  • M&A Opportunities within drug value chain

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Trxade’s overarching corporate strategy is to penetrate the existing retail independent pharmacy marketplace and diversify the company’s pharmaceutical mix with additional specialty and acute care products. Trxade is advancing on this mission by focusing on three key niches in the health care market.

Business-to-Business (B2B)

The $330 billion U.S. pharmaceutical industry is comprised of more than 65,000 pharmacy facilities and 1,500 state-licensed suppliers. Roughly 24,000 of these facilities are independent pharmacies, which collectively spend approximately $93 billion a year on branded and generic drugs.

Trxade targets these independent pharmacies, leveraging a robust, “E-Bay/Kayak-like” technology platform with optimum buyer/seller pricing algorithms, product availability, and predictive data analytics features.

Trxade currently serves and transacts with more than one-third (10,250) of these independent pharmacies and facilitates over $10 million of drug purchases a month!

Consumer

Trxade also targets the “consumer side” of the pharmaceutical industry, aiming to lower prescription drug costs by attacking the inefficient value chain; offering drug price transparency and efficient buying; and, delivering drugs DIRECT to independent pharmacists and consumers.

The company operates a full-service mail order pharmacy for U.S. consumers, as well as a mobile app called “Delivmeds” (http://www.delivmeds.com) which enables SAME DAY home delivery of dispensed prescriptions.

Retail

Trxade’s Managed Services Organization (“TrxadeMSO”) enables its member independent retail pharmacies to get patients, process orders, and deliver or ship prescriptions to patients. TrxadeMSO provides access to encompassing network of pharmacies through the E-Hub software, allowing for timely and comprehensive medication fulfillment.

These offerings ensure the best-suited pharmacy receives the patient’s information, thereby ensuring appropriate medication coverage based on the patient’s location, payor coverage, and medication access/inventory. This will save the clinicians and their staff time as they benefit from efficiency and enhanced workflow management in script processing and fulfillment.

Health Care Market

The U.S. health care market currently hovers near $4 trillion and is expected to grow as the general population ages. This growth will have greater impact on consumers as out-of-pocket expenses also rise. Additionally, drug costs are paced to increase faster than the overall health care and well above inflation.

Drug pricing is variable, and reimbursement is squeezing profits. This provides significant opportunity for the Trxade model of price visibility and profit optimization.

Trxade’s fair online market platform targets the nation’s retail community and independent pharmacies, of which there are approximately 24,000 nationwide. TRxADE has found that independent pharmacies, in order to be cost-effective, often operate with minimal staff and conduct up-to-the minute price checks. The TRxADE S2P platform gives these pharmacists the ability to easily compare the price of drugs offered by various suppliers and select the most favorable deals, saving money by taking advantage of best purchase pricing.

TRxADE’s programs include:

  • TRxADE Exchange, which opens and widens the distribution channel to the retail, community pharmacy. A purchasing pharmacy can view products from manufacturers, buying groups, and wholesalers on a real-time and continuous basis. This approach significantly enhances the competitive spirit of the exchange where the lowest price exists for each product at any given point in time. TRxADE has become a competitive tool for all progressive entities and is recognized for its easy searching of hard-to-find generic pharmaceuticals at substantially reduced prices.  
  • RX Guru™ is an industry-leading price prediction model that integrates product shortage insight into pharmacy acquisition benchmarks (“PAC”) to ascertain trends and pricing variances that result in significant purchasing opportunities. RX Guru affords members the opportunity to continuously benefit from real price purchasing opportunities that are concealed from the rest of the industry. 
  • Product Shortage Database – TRxADE maintains the most comprehensive retail, specialty and acute care pharmaceutical product shortage database in the country. Other industry competitors mainly restrict their efforts to specialty and acute care product shortages and narrowly research oral generic products. TRxADE’s advanced prediction tools help members source those hard-to-find products at affordable costs in a timely and easy-to-search process. 

Management Team 

Trxade’s management team is rich in expertise within the pharmaceutical supply chain and is supported by a base of advisors and contractors who are experts in related fields of the pharmaceutical sector.

Suren Ajjarapu – Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary
Suren Ajjarapu has served as Trxade’s chairman of the board, CEO and secretary since 2014, and as the chairman of the board, chief executive officer and secretary of Trxade Nevada since its inception. Ajjarapu also serves as a chairman of the board for Feeder Creek Group Inc., since March 2018. Ajjarapu formerly was a founder, CEO and chairman of Sansur Renewable Energy Inc., a company involved in developing wind power sites in the Midwest, United States; a founder, president and director of Aemetis Inc., a biofuels company (AMTX.OB); a founder, chairman and CEO of International Biofuels, a subsidiary of Aemetis Inc.; and a co-founder, COO, and director at Global Information Technology Inc., an IT outsourcing and systems design company. Ajjarapu holds an M.S. in environmental engineering from South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, and an MBA from the University of South Florida, specializing in international finance and management. Ajjarapu is also a graduate of the Venture Capital and Private Equity program at Harvard University.

Prashant Patel – Director, President and Chief Operating Officer
Prashant Patel has served as Trxade’s full-time president and COO, and as a director since the company’s acquisition of Trxade Nevada in 2014, and as the COO and president and as a director of Trxade Nevada since its inception. He has been a president and member of the board of Trxade since August 2010. Patel is a registered pharmacist and pharmaceutical consultant with over 10 years of experience in retail pharmacy and pharmaceutical logistics. He is the founder of several pharmacies in the Tampa Bay area, in Florida. Since 2008, Patel has been managing member of the APAA LLC pharmacy. Since 2007, Patel has been a vice president of Holiday Pharmacy Inc. Patel graduated from Nottingham University School of Pharmacy and practiced in the United Kingdom before obtaining his masters in Transport, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School, City University, UK.

Trxade Group Inc. (MEDS), closed Friday's trading session at $7.94, up 1.7949%, on 49,995 volume with 412 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 142,274 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $2.70000004/$11.6000003.

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Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR)

The QualityStocks Daily Newsletter would like to spotlight Energy Fuels Inc. (UUUU).

Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR), based in Lakewood, Colorado, is the country’s largest producer of uranium and the leading conventional producer of vanadium, both designated by the U.S. government as critical minerals.

As the leading U.S. diversified uranium miner, Energy Fuels’ uranium production portfolio stands apart in the world. Energy Fuels has more uranium production facilities, more production capacity, and more in-ground resources than any other company in the United States. In fact, the company’s assets have produced over one-third of all U.S. uranium over the past 15 years and is uniquely positioned to increase production to meet new demand.

Energy Fuels utilizes both conventional and in-situ recovery (“ISR”) technology to produce uranium from three strategic facilities:

  • White Mesa Mill in Utah (conventional) has a licensed capacity of over 8 million pounds of U3O8 per year. The highly strategic White Mesa Mill is the only conventional uranium mill in the country and is proximate to some of the largest and highest-grade uranium mines and projects in the U.S., including the Company’s Canyon mine, La Sal Complex, Henry Mountains Complex and Roca Honda Project. White Mesa Mill provides Energy Fuels with significant production scalability as uranium demand increases. The White Mesa Mill also has other diverse businesses, including vanadium, rare earth elements (REE’s), alternate feed materials recycling and land cleanup, all described below.
  • Nichols Ranch Plant (ISR) is located in the productive Powder River Basin district of Wyoming and has a total licensed capacity of 2 million pounds of U3O8 per year. Nichols Ranch has produced 1.2 million pounds of U3O8 since commissioning in 2014, and it has significant future expansion potential from 34 fully licensed wellfields containing significant in-ground uranium resources.
  • Alta Mesa Plant (ISR) is located on over 200,000 acres of private land in Texas. The fully licensed and constructed ISR project has a total operating capacity of 1.5 million pounds of uranium per year and produced nearly 5 million pounds of U3O8 between 2005 and 2013. This low-cost production facility is currently on standby, maintained in a state of readiness to respond to expected increases in demand.

In addition to being the largest uranium miner in the U.S., Energy Fuels’ overall portfolio also includes a pipeline of high-quality, large-scale exploration and development projects that are permitted or are in advanced stages of permitting, as well as an industry-leading U.S. NI 43-101 Mineral Resource portfolio.

FACTOID: Energy Fuels has led industry efforts over the past two-plus years to get the U.S. government to recognize the importance of domestically produced uranium, including the 2018 – 2019 Uranium Section 232, the ongoing Nuclear Fuel Working Group and the recently announced creation of the U.S. strategic uranium reserve. The U.S. is by far the largest consumer of uranium in the world, yet we import almost all of our requirements; Energy Fuels aims to change that.

Nuclear Market Potential

Multiple studies in top scientific journals have shown that nuclear power is cleanest and most economical way to produce reliable electricity as worldwide demand continues to soar. Nuclear power is presently the only available and affordable low-carbon power source that can meet both current and future baseload electricity demands while simultaneously reducing air pollution and mitigating climate change. U.S. nuclear power plants currently generate nearly 20% of the nation’s electricity overall and 55% of its carbon-free electricity and even a modest increase in electricity demand would require significant new nuclear capacity by 2025. According to the World Nuclear Association (WNA), there are currently 441 operable reactors, with another 54 units under construction and 439 in various stages of planning; in addition, the WNA has identified a potentially massive supply/demand gap through 2040 of 1 billion pounds. These factors among others are expected to significantly drive increased demand for uranium.

Reasons Nuclear is Gaining Traction

  • Nuclear reactors emit no greenhouse gases during operation. Over their full lifetimes, they result in comparable emissions to renewable forms of energy such as wind and solar.
  • Unlike any other form of energy, the waste from nuclear energy is contained and managed securely. Used fuel is currently being safely stored for ultimate disposal or future reprocessing, and 96% of this waste can potentially be recycled.
  • Greater demand for clean electricity to power everything from homes to automobiles, reducing dependence on fossil fuels.

No. 1 U.S. Producer of Vanadium in 2019

Energy Fuels also produces vanadium as a byproduct of uranium production. Vanadium is designated a critical mineral, essential to the economic and national security of the United States. Energy Fuels was the largest producer of vanadium in the U.S. in 2019, and has significant high-grade, in-ground vanadium resources, as well as a separate high-purity vanadium production circuit at their White Mesa Mill, which is also the only conventional vanadium mill in the country. Crucial for use in the steel, aerospace, and chemical industries, vanadium plays a critical role in the production of high-strength and light-weight metallic alloys and demand is expected to increase across the globe.

Energy Fuels has several fully permitted and developed standby mines containing large quantities of high-grade vanadium, along with uranium, including:

  • La Sal Complex (Utah)
  • Whirlwind Mine (Colorado/Utah)
  • Rim Mine (Colorado)

Vanadium has also gained increased attention as a catalyst in next-generation high-capacity, “community-scale” batteries used for energy storage generated from renewable sources. Demand is only expected to grow as this market expands. With recent upgrades in its vanadium production operations, in 2019 Energy Fuels produced commercial levels of the highest purity (99.7%) vanadium in the mill’s history and can rapidly adjust production to meet volatile market conditions. Energy Fuels is one of the very few known avenues that provides investors access the vanadium market.

Rare Earth Element (REE) Production, Alternate Feed Material Recycling, and Land Cleanup

The White Mesa Mill also provides the company with diverse cashflow generating opportunities. Security of supply for Rare Earth Elements (REEs) supporting U.S. military and defense requirements is a major issue today. Energy Fuels has been approached by a number of entities, including the U.S. government, inquiring about the potential to process certain REEs at the mill. The White Mesa Mill is currently licensed to process certain REEs, including tantalum and niobium. And, early indications are that the mill can be utilized to produce several other REEs. The White Mesa Mill is also the only facility in North America licensed and capable of recycling alternate feed materials (AFMs). AFMs are essentially low-level waste materials that contain recoverable quantities of natural (or unenriched) uranium. The Company typically generates between $5 and $15 million per year from AFM recycling. Finally, Energy Fuels is seeking to become involved in the cleanup of legacy Cold War era uranium mines in the Four Corners region of the U.S., including on the Navajo Nation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has access to over $1.5 billion for the cleanup of just a fraction of the sites on the Navajo Nation. The White Mesa Mill is fully licensed to receive much of this material, we are one of the government’s lowest cost options, and we have the ability to recycle the material and produce usable uranium from it.

Management Team

Mark S. Chalmers, President and CEO
Mark S. Chalmers is the president and chief executive officer of Energy Fuels, a position he has held since Feb. 1, 2018, following his role as chief operating officer of Energy Fuels from July 1, 2016 – Jan. 31, 2018. From 2011 to 2015, Chalmers served as executive general manager of Production for Paladin Energy Ltd., a uranium producer with assets in Australia and Africa, including the Langer Heinrich and Kayelekera mines where, as head of operations, he oversaw sustained, significant increases in production while reducing operating costs. He also possesses extensive experience in in situ recovery (“ISR”) uranium production, including management of the Beverley Uranium Mine owned by General Atomics (Australia), and the Highland mine owned by Cameco Corporation (USA). Chalmers has also consulted to several of the largest players in the uranium supply sector, including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and Marubeni, and until recently served as the chair of the Australian Uranium Council, a position he held for 10 years. Chalmers is a registered professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the University of Arizona.

W. Paul Goranson, COO
W. Paul Goranson is the chief operating officer for Energy Fuels. Goranson has 30 years of mining, processing and regulatory experience in the uranium extraction industry that includes both conventional and in-situ recovery (“ISR”) mining, and he is a registered professional engineer. Prior to the acquisition by Energy Fuels of Uranerz Energy Corporation, Goranson served as president, chief operating officer and director for Uranerz, where he was responsible for operations of the Nichols Ranch ISR Uranium Project. In addition to those duties, he also managed uranium marketing, regulatory and government affairs, exploration and land. Prior to joining Uranerz, Goranson served as president of Cameco Resources, where he led the operations at the Smith Ranch-Highland, Crow Butte and North Butte ISR uranium recovery facilities. Goranson also served as vice president of Mesteña Uranium LLC, and he has served in senior positions with Rio Algom Mining, (a subsidiary of BHP Billiton), and Uranium Resource Inc. Goranson has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&I University, and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

David C. Frydenlund, CFO, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
David C. Frydenlund is chief financial officer, general counsel, and corporate secretary of Energy Fuels. His responsibilities include oversight of all legal matters relating to the company’s activities. His expertise extends to NRC, EPA, state and federal regulatory and environmental laws and regulations. From 1997 to 2012, Frydenlund was vice president of regulatory affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary of Denison Mines Corp., and its predecessor International Uranium Corporation (“IUC”). He also served as a director of IUC from 1997 to 2006 and CFO of IUC from 2000 to 2005. From 1996 to 1997, Frydenlund was vice president of the Lundin Group of international public mining and oil and gas companies, and prior thereto was a partner with the Vancouver law firm of Ladner Downs (now Borden Ladner Gervais) where his practice focused on corporate, securities and international mining transactions law. Frydenlund holds a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Simon Fraser University, a master’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Chicago and a law degree from the University of Toronto.

Curtis H. Moore, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development
Curtis H. Moore is the vice president of Marketing and Corporate Development for Energy Fuels. He oversees product marketing for Energy Fuels, and is closely involved in mergers & acquisitions, investor relations, public relations, and corporate legal. He has been with Energy Fuels for over 12 years, holding various roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to joining Energy Fuels, Moore worked in multi-family real estate development, government relations and public affairs, production homebuilding, and private law practice. Moore is a licensed attorney in the State of Colorado. He holds Juris Doctor and MBA degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Bachelor of Arts dual degree in Economics-Government from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California.

 

Energy Fuels Inc. (UUUU), closed Friday's trading session at $1.80, up 1.1236%, on 1,644,710 volume with 4,503 trades. The average volume for the last 3 months is 1,826,229 and the stock's 52-week low/high is $0.779999971/$3.31999993.

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