Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. (STAF) Stock Skyrockets Following Announcement of Reverse Stock Split

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Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. (STAF) stock prices were down by 7.43% as of the market closing on June 30th, 2021, bringing the price per share down to USD$0.5744 at the end of the trading day. Subsequent pre-market fluctuations saw the stock skyrocket by a staggering 552.86%, bringing it up to USD$3.75.

Reverse Stock Split

June 30th, 2021 saw the company announce its intent to implement a reverse stock split of its common stock at a ratio of 6 pre-split shares being consolidated into 1 post-split share. The stock split went into effect at 5:00 pm EDT on June 30th, 2021, with the company’s shares continuing to be traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the STAF ticker symbol. The shares will begin trading on a split-adjusted basis when the market opens on July 1st, 2021.

Details of the Reverse Split

The company’s Board of Directors were authorized to effect a reverse stock split on June 21st, 2021 at a special meeting of stockholders, with the amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation allowing for a ratio of at least 1-for-2 and not more than 1-for-20. While the stock split will not affect the percentage interest of any stockholder in the company’s equity, there will be cases where stockholders will own a fractional share. In such cases, the share will be rounded up to the nearest whole number of shares. The number of common stock outstanding will go from 39,166,528 to 6,527,755.

Loan Forgiveness

The company recent reported having been granted full forgiveness by the Small Business Administration for the USD$10 million Paycheck Protection Program loan. The loan was given to Monroe Staffing Services, LLC, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of STAF. Since, the company has applied for further forgiveness of USD$9.4 million in PPP loans, with management confident in their being written off. Cumulatively, STAF has achieved a 55% reduction in its debt over the past year.

Q2 2021 Financial Reports

STAF forecasts financial reports for Q2 2021, ended July 3rd, 2021, to indicate roughly 20% year-over-year growth in revenue up to USD$52 million. Gross profits for the quarter are also expected to be up by 20%, with reports of USD$457,000 in operating profit as compared to USD$1.5 million operating loss in Q2 2020.

Future Outlook for STAF

With the drastic change seen by its stock price as a result of the reverse stock split, STAF is poised to capitalize on its continued listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market. Investors are hopeful that management will continue to leverage the resources at their disposal to facilitate significant and sustained increases in shareholder value.

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