hopTo Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2017 Business Update and Results

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CONCORD, N.H., Nov. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- hopTo Inc. (OTCQB:HPTO), developer and provider of application publishing and mobile productivity software, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017.

Third Quarter 2017 Operational Summary and Business Update

"In the third quarter of 2017, hopTo has managed to achieve profitability through the combination of continued stability in our GO-Global business and our expense control measures.  We have prioritized the availability of sufficient resources to support our GO-Global customers while improving the GO-Global products and services," stated Jean-Louis Casabonne, interim CEO of hopTo Inc.

"The GO-Global business continues to generate positive cash flow and remains a critical aspect of the company. The GO-Global business has now shown modest growth year over year for both the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2017 strengthening our belief that it will operate profitably in the future. Early in the third quarter, we completed a sale of seven of our fifty-three granted patents which has further improved the cash position of the Company.  This sale included a license back to hopTo for those patents."

"Although we continue to believe that we may have opportunities to extract value from our hopTo and GO-Global assets, there are significant risks and uncertainties associated with those efforts. Shareholders should not place any significant reliance on the outcome of such efforts unless and until definitive agreements are reached. Our Annual Report on Form 10-K that was filed with the SEC on April 7, 2017 included additional risk factors in this regard. We intend to continue to manage our expenses to preserve as many opportunities for the Company as reasonably possible," concluded Mr. Casabonne.

Total revenue for the first nine months of Fiscal Year 2017 was $2.93 million, an increase of approximately 2.4% from $2.86 million for the same period in 2016. This revenue is entirely from the Company's GO-Global products and services.

Gross profit for the first nine months of 2017 was $2.88 million, compared to $2.75 million for the same period of 2016, a year over year increase of 4.7%.

For the first nine months of 2017, the Company reported a net profit of $87 thousand or $0.01 per basic and diluted share, which was a significant improvement compared with the net loss of $1.87 million or $0.19 per basic and diluted share from the same period last year.

The total operating expense for the first nine months of 2017 was $2.65 million, which is a year-over-year improvement of 43% from $4.64 million that we reported for the same period in 2016.

Total revenue for the third quarter 2017 of $1.026 million represents an increase of 14.1% from $899 thousand for the same period in the prior year.

Gross profit for the third quarter of 2017 was $1.01 million, an increase of 13.5% from $890 thousand for the same period in 2016.

Total operating expenses for the third quarter were $678 thousand, a decrease of 51.8% from $1.41 million for the same period in 2016.

hopTo reported a net profit for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 of $254 thousand, or $0.03 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $462 thousand or $0.05 per basic and diluted share for the same period in 2016.

As of September 30, 2017 the Company had cash of $551 thousand and accounts receivable of $353 thousand.

As part of our continued expense management, hopTo Inc. will not be hosting an investor conference call to discuss its third quarter financial results.

As we did with our Year End 2016, Third Quarter 2016, and First and Second Quarter 2017 results, in lieu of a conference call, we invite shareholders to submit questions via email to the following email address:

We will accumulate questions until the end of the day on Friday, November 17, 2017. We will review the questions and we will use our best efforts to provide written answers to those questions that we believe we can answer, subject to normal confidentiality policies, via a Form 8-K that we intend to file with the SEC on or about November 27, 2017. We will also post the answers at investors.hopto.com.

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Globe Newswire: 21:05 GMT Tuesday 14th November 2017

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