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DPW Holdings Suspends FY20 Guidance

Newport Beach, Cal, March 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DPW Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DPW) a diversified holding company ("DPW," or the "Company"), is providing an update relating to the impact that the

Benzinga · 03/18/2020 10:33

Newport Beach, Cal, March 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DPW Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DPW) a diversified holding company ("DPW," or the "Company"), is providing an update relating to the impact that the coronavirus disease ("COVID-19") is having on its business.

Updates by business unit are as follows:

  • DPW Holdings' corporate headquarters, located in Newport Beach, CA, is evaluating the need to work remotely, based on the occupancy and social distancing orders from the Orange County Health Officer. The headquarters staff has tested the secure remote access systems and technology infrastructure to adjust working arrangements for its employees and believes it has an adequate internal communications system and can remain operational with a remote staff, if necessary.
  • Coolisys Technologies Corp. ("Coolisys"), located in Fremont, CA, has temporarily suspended operations as a result of the Alameda County Public Health Department's order to cease all activities at facilities located within the County.
  • The I.AM Prep Kitchen restaurants, located in San Diego, CA, have temporarily suspended operations to protect the health and safety of their customers, employees and the communities they serve.
  • Microphase Corporation, located in Shelton, CT, has developed an emergency plan to ensure that its mission critical manufacturing and logistical functions are up and running. Microphase has implemented additional steps to ensure a higher level of cleanliness in its facility. Employees at greater risk of major health issues from COVID-19 are not required to work on site. The crisis management team meets regularly to monitor the situation, and modifies and communicates the plan as the need arises. Once the COVID-19 crisis has passed, the team will work on transitioning Microphase back to normal operations.
  • Gresham Power Electronics Limited, located in Salisbury, UK, will temporarily suspend operations on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
  • Enertec Systems 2001 Ltd., located in Karmiel, Israel, has been granted a waiver by the Israeli government to remain open to complete key projects that impact national security. Approximately 50% of the Enertec workforce is working remotely.
  • Digital Farms' cryptocurrency mining operations have been suspended indefinitely, primarily due to the sharp decline in the market price for Bitcoin (BTC).

2020 Targets Suspended

Due to the unprecedented market conditions domestically and internationally, and the effect COVID-19 has had and will continue to have on the Company's operations and financial performance, the extent of which is not currently known, the Company is temporarily suspending guidance for 2020. The Company will monitor the situation rigorously and provide business updates as circumstances warrant and resume providing guidance on the Company's business when management believes that such information would be both reliable and substantively informative.

DPW's CEO and Chairman, Milton "Todd" Ault, III said, "The health, safety and well-being of our employees and customers remain our top priority as the impact of COVID-19 continues to rapidly evolve. We are closely monitoring the situation and following all guidance from the CDC and federal, state and local authorities, and we continue to take measures to ensure our team and customers are safe."