OriginClear Inc. (OTC Pink: OCLN), the Clean Water Innovation Hubtm (the Company), announces that in its 10-Q Quarterly Filing for the 1st Quarter of 2023, Revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2023 was 163% of revenue in the same quarter last year, increasing from $1,234,105 to $2,006,394.
While last year's first quarter showed an overall gross loss of $224,750, the first quarter of 2023 achieved a Gross Profit of $131,075, an overall increase of $355,825.
Meanwhile, Cost of Sales for Q1 2023 was $1,875,319 compared to $1,458,855 for the same period in the prior year.
Loss from operations slightly widened to $(1,779,746) compared to $(1,761,927) for the same period in prior year, reflecting continued aggressive investment in operations and in the Company's Water On Demand subsidiary.
Modular Water Systems (MWS), which at the time was still a division of the Company, contributed 58% of total revenue, or $1,155,803. This exceeded the publicly disclosed forecast for the division. MWS gross profit was $314,713, close to the forecast of $336,500, with a gross margin of 27%.
In April and subsequent to this Quarter, the Company transferred MWS to its subsidiary, Water On Demand. The forecasted figures start at slide 32 of the Water On Demand presentation, posted at https://www.waterondemand.net/wod-presentation/.
"We are very pleased with the dedication of the team led by Chief Operating Officer Tom Marchesello, and Dan Early's leadership in continuing to grow Modular Water Systems," said Riggs Eckelberry, OriginClear CEO. "The entire team is doing an outstanding job of managing costs and cash flow."
About OriginClear Inc.
Once a government monopoly, clean water is going private. Local industries and communities are now treating and recycling their own water, helping to reduce the burden on municipal systems and save on fast-rising water rates while also responding to the challenge of climate change. That's good for business and good for sustainability, and now the innovative fintech, Water On Demandtm, is fueling this movement. For the first time, Clean Water is becoming an investable asset, open to Main Street investors, with the potential for generational royalties. OriginClear® is the Clean Water Innovation Hubtm for both Water On Demandtm and Modular Water Systemstm ? a leader in onsite, prefabricated systems made with sophisticated materials that can last decades. Get live weekly updates every Thursday by signing up at www.originclear.com/ceo.
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