SOURCE: Net Element, Inc.

Net Element, Inc.

February 04, 2016 08:45 ET

Net Element Announces Record Transaction Processing Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2015

Total Transactions Processed Increased by 210% Year Over Year

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2016) - Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) ("Net Element" or the "Company"), a provider of global mobile payment technology solutions and value-added transactional services, today announced preliminary transaction processing results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015.

2015 Full Year Results:

  • Total US Dollar volume processed globally in 2015 exceeded $1.75 billion with an annual run rate of over $2 billion as of December 2015, an increase of 9.4% compared to $1.6 billion in 2014. (Russian volume includes effects of currency adjustments)
  • Total transactions processed for 2015 exceeded 160.7 million compared to 51.9 million in 2014, an increase of 210%.

2015 Fourth Quarter Results:

  • Total US Dollar volume processed in the fourth quarter of 2015 exceeded $537 million, an increase of 28% compared to $420 million in 2014.
  • Total transactions processed in the fourth quarter of 2015 exceeded 53.5 million, an increase of 128% compared to 23.5 million in 2014.
  • Total number of consumers served exceeded 14 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, an increase of 1,386% compared to 942 thousand in 2014. (11 million of consumers are attributed to the PayOnline acquisition completed in 2015)

"2015 was another record year across all key operating metrics," commented Oleg Firer, CEO of Net Element. "We are pleased with our fourth quarter metrics. We were able to post strong gains from our core businesses despite unfavorable currency conversion rates in 2015."

About Net Element
Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) operates a payments-as-a-service transactional and value-added services platform for small to medium enterprise ("SME") in the US, Russian Federation and other international markets. In the US it aims to grow transactional revenue by innovating SME productivity services such as its cloud based, restaurant point-of-sale solution Aptito. Internationally, Net Element's strategy is to leverage its omni-channel platform to deliver flexible offerings to emerging markets with diverse banking, regulatory and demographic conditions such as UAE, Kazakhstan, India and Latin America where initiatives have been recently launched. It maintains offices in Miami, FL and in Russia. Further information is available at www.netelement.com.

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