ShiftPixy Completes Recapitalization, Tries to Breakeven

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IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ShiftPixy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PIXY), a California-based staffing enterprise that designs, manages, and sells access to a disruptive, revolutionary HRIS platform that facilitates employment in the rapidly growing Gig Economy, today announced the assignment of 60% of its contracted book of business for $20 million. 

The Company expects proceeds to fully fund operations through to cash flow breakeven, including the ongoing successful development of its next-gen workforce platform, and to further fulfill its growth initiatives.  

Given the Company’s early calendar year 2020 business outlook, its accelerating growth profile, and an enhanced focus on its most profitable customers resulting from the assignment, ShiftPixy expects to quickly replace the revenue stream and achieve cash flow breakeven by mid calendar year 2020.

“Our business continues to rapidly scale as reflected by our financial results reported last month, and this highly efficient recapitalization clearly demonstrates the substantial value we’re creating.  We decided to monetize a portion of our business that is not critical to our HRIS platform growth initiatives or has limited ‘upsell’ opportunities, yet still carries excellent value for other operators.  

More importantly, the proceeds will enable our team to continue, and in fact accelerate, the incredible growth of our business in recent years,” said Scott W. Absher, Chief Executive Officer of ShiftPixy.  “With the additional capital, we look to increase our focus on even more profitable and technically engaged clients, and given our accelerating growth, within half a year we expect to fully rebuild our book of business.”  Mr. Absher concluded, “With this latest positive news, our team is even more energized as we all work together to create meaningful shareholder value.”

About ShiftPixy
ShiftPixy is a disruptive human capital services enterprise, revolutionizing employment in the Gig Economy by delivering a next-gen platform for workforce management that helps businesses with shift-based employees navigate regulatory mandates, minimize administrative burdens and better connect with a ready-for-hire workforce. With expertise rooted in management’s nearly 25 years of workers’ compensation and compliance programs experience, ShiftPixy adds a needed layer for addressing compliance and continued demands for equitable employment practices in the growing Gig Economy. ShiftPixy’s complete HCM ecosystem is designed to manage regulatory requirements and compliance in such required areas as paid time off (PTO) laws, insurance and workers’ compensation, minimum wage increases, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance.

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