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Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. (STAF) stock announced improved anticipated second quarter 2021 financial results after which the STAF stock price saw an uptrend of 14.46% to reach $0.69 a share as of this writing. The stock went high by 1.62% at the previous closing. Let’s check out the recent events in detail.

Second Quarter 2021 Anticipated Financial Results:

Based on eleven weeks’ good performance through the mid of June in its three operating segments, the STAF stock anticipates revenue growth of 20% over the year which fulfills the growth estimate previously announced in the first-quarter conference call. 20% anticipated gross profit for the second quarter of 2021 is reported today which is also aligned with the previous estimate.

The anticipated revenue for the second quarter is more than $52 million and $457,000 operating profit is reported as compared to $1.5 million loss second quarter of 2020. STAF’s gross profit recovery and its cost-saving initiatives have driven the gross profit growth. The operating expenses are anticipated to be $8.2 million in the second quarter of 2021 as compared to $9.0 million in the same quarter of 2020.

Materially Reduced Interest Expense:

The completion of interest raises in December 2020, February 2021, and April 2021 has materially reduced the interest expense on the income statement of STAF stock. The interest charge of $2.4 million reported in the first quarter of 2020 reduced to $1.2 million in the first quarter of 2021. Similarly, the $2.1 million interest charge reported in the second quarter of 2021 reduced to $1.1 million in the second quarter of 2021. This means the interest charges were reduced by 50% in the first six months of 2021. Consequently, the STAF stock expects positive net income for the second quarter of 2021.

Loan Forgiveness:

Staffing stock recently received the notification from small business administration according to which $10 million PPP loan has been forgiven to the Monroe Staffing Services, LLC, which is an indirect subsidiary of STAF stock. Staffing 360 Solutions has applied for the forgiveness of additional PPP loans of $9.4 million and is optimistic that the stock would get the forgiveness for the remaining loans.

Conclusion:

Investors are responding to the anticipated second quarter 2021 financial results announced by STAF stock today. The COVID-19 pandemic had badly affected the business, but stock is now in the recovery phase after various cost-saving initiatives. STAF stock cumulative debt reduced to 55% in the last 12 months in which $10 million loan forgiveness is also included. Though the penny stock is improving its balance sheet, still investors need to cautious before adding this stock to their portfolio.

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