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CORRECTING AND REPLACING 3PEA Reports Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results

November 14, 2018

HENDERSON, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 13, 2018--Please replace the release with the following corrected version due to multiple corrections in Q3 2018 Highlights section concerning basis points.

The corrected release reads:

3PEA REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2018 FINANCIAL RESULTS

Third quarter revenue and net income increased 60% year over year

3PEA International, Inc. (“3PEA” or the “Company”) ( NASDAQ:TPNL ), a vertically integrated provider of innovative prepaid card programs and processing services for corporate, consumer and government applications, reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018.

Q3 2018 Highlights

Third quarter 2018 revenue increased 60% to $6.4 million compared to $4.0 million in the same period last year. Revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 increased 56% to $16.6 million from $10.6 million for the same period last year. Gross profit for the three months ended September 30, 2018 increased 64% to $3.0 million compared to $1.85 million, in the same period last year. Gross profit for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 increased 65% to $7.9 million from $4.8 million for the same period last year. Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2018 was $0.8 million or $.02 per share, a 60% increase when compared to net income of $0.5 million or $.01 per share in the same period last year. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was $1.9 million or $0.04 per share, a 55% increase when compared to $1.3 million or $0.03 per share in the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended September 30, 2018 was $1.5 million or Non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share of $0.03, a 70% increase when compared to adjusted EBITDA of $0.9 million or Non-GAAP fully diluted earnings per share of $0.02, in the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was $3.5 million or Non-GAAP Fully diluted earnings per share of $0.07, a 48% increase when compared to adjusted EBITDA of $2.3 million or Non-GAAP Fully diluted earnings per share of $0.05 in the same period last year (a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to GAAP Net Income is set forth below). Surpassed 2 million PaySign Cardholders participating in 244 card programs, up from 1,750,000 cardholders and 227 card programs for the period ended June 30, 2018. Our revenue conversion rate for the three months ended September 30, 2018 was 3.732%, or 373.2 basis points (“bps”) of gross dollar volume loaded on cards. Our revenue conversion rate for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was 3.68% or 368 bps of gross dollar volume loaded on cards. Our gross profit conversion rate for the three months ended September 30, 2018 was 1.76% or 176 bps of gross dollar volume loaded on cards. Our gross margin conversion rate for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was 1.76%, or 176 bps of gross dollar volume loaded on cards. Our net profit conversion rate for the three months ended September 30, 2018 was 0.46% or 46 bps of gross dollar volume loaded on cards. Our net profit conversion rate for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was 0.43%, or 43 bps of gross dollar volume loaded on cards. Listed on NASDAQ under the symbol “TPNL” as of August 10, 2018.

Management Commentary

“The third quarter of 2018 was an especially good quarter for 3PEA as we continued our growth in both revenue and net profit. We are pleased with our sustained strong performance and solid operational execution,” said Mark Newcomer, Chief Executive Officer, 3PEA International. “We are particularly pleased with our strong sales pipeline as we head into 2019. We continue to seek acquisition candidates that will broaden our customer reach and enhance product offerings.”

“During the third quarter we had strong results across the board,” commented Dan Henry, Chairman, 3PEA International. “We continue our momentum and executing on our strategic initiatives. As we look ahead to the fourth quarter, our focus continues to be on improving long-term profitability and sustainable performance.”

“The increase in revenue in the third quarter and nine month period was primarily a result of growth in our cardholder base in newly launched and existing card programs,” said Brian Polan, Chief Financial Officer, 3PEA International. “We expect our revenue growth to continue at comparable rates for the foreseeable future.”

Three Months Ended September 30, 2018

Revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2018 were $6,421,396, an increase of $2,419,405, or 60% compared to the same period in the prior year, when revenues were $4,001,991. The Company expects revenues to continue to trend upwards in the long term.

Gross profit for the three months ended September 30, 2018 was $3,044,643, or 47% of revenue, an increase of $1,188,273 compared to the same period in the prior year, when gross profit was $1,856,370, or 46% of revenue.

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2018 were $1,996,957, an increase of $892,677 compared to the same period in the prior year, when selling, general and administrative expenses were $1,104,280. The increase in selling, general and administrative expenses is primarily due to the expansion of our customer service and technology departments, increased investment in our sales and marketing teams and additional expenses related to our application and acceptance for NASDAQ Capital Market listing.

Our net income for the three months ended September 30, 2018 was $800,862, or $0.02 per fully diluted share, an increase of $300,694, or 60% compared to the same period in the prior year, when we recorded net income of $500,168, or $0.01 per fully diluted share. The increase in our net income is attributable to the aforementioned factors.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018

Revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 were $16,558,438, an increase of $5,937,383, or 56% compared to the same period in the prior year, when revenues were $10,621,055. The increase in revenue is primarily due to the expansion of our cardholder base throughout our card programs.

Gross profit for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was $7,907,599 or 48% of revenue, an increase of $3,121,253 compared to the same period in the prior year, when gross profit was $4,786,346, or 45% of revenue.

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 were $5,244,684, an increase of $2,396,729 compared to the same period in the prior year, when selling, general and administrative expenses were $2,847,955.

Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was $1,945,425 or $0.04 per fully diluted share, an increase of $691,421 or 55% compared to the same period in the prior year, when we recorded net income of $1,254,004 or $0.03 per fully diluted share. The increase in our net income is attributable to the aforementioned factors.

Shareholder Update

The Company’s revenue continues to grow at an accelerated rate when compared to 2017. The Company expects growth to continue at comparable rates for the foreseeable future. Currently, the Company has over 2 million PaySign Cardholders participating in 244 card programs. Going forward, the Company expects to launch a general spend reloadable prepaid card as well as increasing market share in our current market verticals.

Financial Guidance

Based on the Company’s current estimates, The Company continues to expect revenue of $22.75 million to $23.75 million in 2018 as compared to revenue of $15.2 million in 2017. This represents an annual increase of 50% to 56% when compared to 2017 revenue. The Company is raising its Adjusted EBITDA forecast from $4.5 to $5.0 million to $4.8 million to $5.3 million. When compared to $3.0 million in 2017, this represents an annual increase of 60% to 77% when compared to 2017 Adjusted EBITDA.

About 3PEA International

3PEA International ( NASDAQ:TPNL ) is an experienced and trusted prepaid debit card payment solutions provider as well as an integrated payment processor that has millions of prepaid debit cards in its portfolio. Through its PaySign brand, 3PEA designs and develops payment solutions, prepaid card programs, and customized payment services. 3PEA’s corporate incentive prepaid cards are changing the way corporations reward, motivate, and engage their current and potential customers, employees, and agents. 3PEA’s customizable prepaid solutions offer significant cost savings while improving brand recognition and customer loyalty. 3PEA’s customers include healthcare companies, major pharmaceutical companies, large multinationals, prestigious universities, and social media companies. PaySign is a registered trademark of 3PEA Technologies, Inc., in the United States and other countries. For more information visit us at www.3pea.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Forward- Looking Statements

Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 3b­6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the companies, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There is no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially. 3PEA undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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