Seven Stars Cloud Anticipated to Achieve Record Revenues in 2017 and Provides 2018 Fiscal Year Revenue and EBITDA Guidance
2018 Full Year Guidance: Revenue and EBITDA
SSC management is expecting that in fiscal year 2018, the Company, via its fintech-powered digital financial services business and seven product engines, will generate
2017 Full Year Revenue
SSC now foresees full-year 2017 revenue to be in the range of
Commenting on the Company's achievements in 2017 as well as outlook for 2018, Mr.
"Management is focused on building the Company for long term growth, profitability and success. This is more than evident in the performance delta between 2017 revenue results and any other prior year in the Company's existence. This evolution and progress includes significant transformational work in solving for lagging and embedded legacy issues while at the same time balancing and addressing current and go forward execution activities."
"Unanticipated personnel issues that led to internal communication and internal administrative oversights that materialized during the Company's 2017 fiscal year, resulted in what is anticipated to be 2017 revenue that is below prior and recent guidance expectations. However, the Company and management specifically, believes that it has taken strong and immediate actions to cure the causes of these deficiencies. Because of the foundation built and steps taken during 2017, the Company believes it is well positioned for continued growth in 2018. Specifically:
- Management successfully transitioned the Company, formerly strictly focused on VOD content distribution in
China, into a global financial technology firm;
- The Company executed the first phase of its strategic and integration plan by acquiring, investing in, or partnering with firms focused on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Alternative Trading System platforms;
- SSC is poised to launch the second phase of its strategic plan in 2018 and expects to introduce a Global Trading Partner Network that enables partners to list and trade financial products both cost effectively and seamlessly across the globe;
- The Company relieved its former Chief Executive Officer of his responsibilities and Mr.
Robert G. Benyajoined the Company as President, Chief Revenue Officer & Board Director. Mr. Benya is responsible for leading the Company's US operations with specific focus on revenue generating initiatives. In addition, Mr. Benya is overseeing plans to open a US HQ in NYC in 2018 and is working to supplement the global management team with additional US-based senior executives.
Mr. Wu continued, "Given the high level of 2017 strategic plan accomplishments as well as operational and personnel adjustments continually implemented in the midst of all of the forward motion, SSC estimates the Company will generate
SSC is aiming to become a next generation Artificial-Intelligent (AI) & Blockchain-Powered, Fintech company. By managing and providing an infrastructure and environment that facilitates the transformation of traditional financial markets such as commodities, currency and credit into the asset digitization era, SSC provides asset owners and holders a seamless method and platform for digital asset securitization and digital currency tokenization and trading.
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