LiveWorld Reports 2020 Financial Results
LiveWorld, Inc. (OTC Markets: LVWD), today announced financial results for the fourth quarter of 2020. Total revenues were approximately $2.5 million for the fourth quarter, as compared to the approximately $1.9 million in total revenues reported for the same period in 2019. This was an increase of approximately $681,000 or 37% when compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. Total revenues for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020 were approximately $8.6 million, as compared to the $7.4 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2019. This was an increase of approximately $1.2 million or 16% when compared to the twelve months ended December 31, 2019. Healthcare related revenues grew 46% when comparing the fourth quarter of 2020 to 2019 and grew 21% when comparing the full year 2020 to 2019.
We reported a net income for the quarter of approximately $291,000 or 11% of total revenues. This compares to net income of approximately $14,000 or 1% of total revenues reported for the fourth quarter of 2019. The company had a net income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020 of approximately $366,000, or 4% of total revenues, as compared to the net loss for the twelve months ended December 31, 2019 of approximately $449,000 or 6% of total revenues.
We finished the fourth quarter with approximately $2.6 million in cash and cash equivalents, as compared to the approximately $730,000 at the end of 2019. We received proceeds from a loan of approximately $1.0 million, while cash from operations was approximately $1.5 million, an increase of approximately $806,000 or 110% from the end of 2019.
"The 2020 operating results saw an improvement of almost $900,000 from 2019 to 2020 or approximately 10% of the total 2020 revenues," said David Houston, Chief Financial Officer of LiveWorld. "In 2020 we were steadfastly focused on growing our revenue in healthcare while managing the bottom line to profitability. We anticipate both revenue and the operating result to see boosts in 2021."
Detailed financial information may be downloaded at www.liveworld.com/ir (LiveWorld's Investor Relations page).
LiveWorld is a digital agency and software company specializing in social media solutions that help companies build stronger customer relationships. We provide consulting, strategy, and creative along with human agents, conversation management software, and chatbots for digital campaigns and social media programs. Our solutions empower companies to deepen relationships with customers, professionals, patients and healthcare providers with emotion driven behavior change through conversations and campaigns with a human touch. LiveWorld clients include the number one brands in pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods, and financial-travel services. LiveWorld is headquartered in San Jose, California, with an additional office in New York City. Learn more at www.liveworld.com and @LiveWorld.
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