Move intended to improve value through reduced dilution
LOS ANGELES February 9, 2017 Gawk Inc., (OTCPK:GAWK) a cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service company, today announced the acquisition by a new investor of its short term convertible notes.
It’s management's expectation that due to a more fundamental investing strategy the new note holders will be less aggressive in their exit than the current holders.
The new investors have agreed to a leak out provision that management expects will reduce dilution from stabilized reselling and allow the company’s value to rise to a level more reflective of the company’s real value.
In its most recent 10-Q filing the company announced achieving operating cash flow positive status and a run rate of $7 million per year.
"The reason we're undervalued at only a fraction of annual revenue we feel is due to aggressive selling which we hope to mitigate with this move," commented CEO Scott Kettle. "This is part of a continued effort to improve cash flow and reduce dilution through smart financial restructuring.
About GAWK, Inc.
GAWK, Inc. offers a suite of cloud communications, cloud connectivity, cloud computing, and managed cloud-based applications solutions to small, medium, and large businesses; and offers domestic and international voice services to communications carriers worldwide. It offers a suite of advanced data center and cloud-based services, including fault tolerant, high availability cloud servers, which comprise platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, and a content delivery network; managed network services that converge voice and data applications, structured cabling, wireless, and security services, as well as include Internet access via Ethernet or fiber at speeds ranging from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps; and data center solutions, including cloud services, colocation services, and business continuity services, such as storage and security. www.gawk.com
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Thursday, February 9, 2017