Data Storage Corporation Reports 35% Increase in Revenue and Reports Profitability for the Third Quarter of 2023

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Data Storage Corporation (Nasdaq: DTST) (“DSC” and the “Company”), a provider of diverse business continuity solutions for disaster-recovery, cloud infrastructure, cyber-security, and IT services, today provided a business update and reported financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2023.

Chuck Piluso, CEO of Data Storage Corporation, stated, “We continue to witness additional benefits of our business growth initiatives that we have implemented over the last several months, which has resulted in revenue increasing 35% and achieving another quarter of profitability. Specifically, we launched a new sales and marketing initiative that is designed to capitalize on the growing demand for our products and services. This complements other strategic programs underway that are proving effective, as illustrated by our strong contract momentum. In fact, we continue to secure new contracts as well as expand our relationship with existing clients. For example, we recently announced expanding our relationship with a large sports and entertainment organization to provide additional services, validating our ability to serve clients as they grow. In addition, we have secured new contracts with clients that provide the opportunity to up-sell and cross-sell our solutions, all of which we believe will assist in driving revenue growth and long-term profitability.”

“We believe with continued execution of our strategic plan, we are well positioned for long-term growth and profitability, with a goal of maximizing value for our shareholders. In addition, we have maintained a strong balance sheet with over $11.5 million in cash and marketable securities enabling us to deploy capital efficiently and effectively to support our ongoing growth. Overall, we are extremely pleased with our progress to date and look forward to witnessing additional benefits of our initiatives over time.”

Conference Call

The Company plans to host a conference call at 10:00 am ET today, to discuss the Company's financial results for the third quarter of 2023 which ended September 30, 2023, as well as corporate progress and other developments.

The conference call will be available via telephone by dialing toll-free 877-451-6152 for U.S. callers or for international callers +1-201-389-0879. A webcast of the call may be accessed at, or on the Company’s News & Events section of the website,

A webcast replay of the call will be available on the Company’s website ( through November 14, 2024. A telephone replay of the call will be available approximately three hours following the call, through November 21, 2023, and can be accessed by dialing 844-512-2921 for U.S. callers or + 1-412-317-6671 for international callers and entering conference ID: 13742036. 

About Data Storage Corporation
Data Storage Corporation (Nasdaq: DTST) is a family of fully integrated cloud-hosting, disaster-recovery, cyber security, and voice & data companies, built around technical asset investments in multiple regions, providing services to a broad range of domestic and global customers, including Fortune 500 clients, across a wide range of industries, such as government, education, and healthcare, with a focus on the rapidly growing, multi-billion-dollar business continuity market. A stable and emerging growth leader in cloud infrastructure support, DTST companies operate regional data center facilities across North America, sustainably servicing clients via recurring subscription agreements. Additional information about the Company is available at: and on Twitter (@DataStorageCorp).

Safe Harbor Provision

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, that are intended to be covered by the safe harbor created thereby. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “projects,” “estimates,” “plans” and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “should,” “would,” “may” and “could” are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts, although not all forward-looking statements include the foregoing. The forward looking statements in this press release include statements such as continuing to witness additional benefits of the Company’s business growth initiatives, the Company’s new sales and marketing initiative capitalizing on the growing demand for the Company’s products and services, the Company’s other strategic programs underway proving effective, continuing to secure new contracts as well as expand the Company’s relationship with existing clients, new contracts providing the opportunity to up-sell and cross-sell the Company’s solutions, driving revenue growth and long-term profitability, being well positioned for long-term growth and profitability, maximizing value for shareholders, deploying capital efficiently and effectively to support the Company’s ongoing growth and witnessing additional benefits of the Company’s initiatives over time.. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can provide no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s expectations and assumptions as of the date of this press release and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations and assumptions from those set forth or implied by any forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include the Company’s ability to continue to grow its subscription-based services. These risks should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read together with the other cautionary statements included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it was initially made. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise.

Crescendo Communications, LLC

 September 30,
 December 31,

Current Assets:        
Cash$993,388  $2,286,722  
Accounts receivable (less allowance for credit losses of
     $49,460 and $27,250 in 2023 and 2022, respectively)
 2,344,343   3,502,836  
Marketable securities 10,531,921   9,010,968  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 872,033   584,666  
  Total Current Assets 14,741,685   15,385,192  
Property and Equipment:        
Property and equipment 7,540,204   7,168,488  
Less—Accumulated depreciation (4,801,184)  (4,956,698) 
  Net Property and Equipment 2,739,020   2,211,790  
Other Assets:        
Goodwill 4,238,671   4,238,671  
Operating lease right-of-use assets 89,547   226,501  
Other assets 48,437   48,437  
Intangible assets, net 1,767,231   1,975,644  
 Total Other Assets 6,143,886   6,489,253  
Total Assets$23,624,591  $24,086,235  
Current Liabilities:        
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$2,858,724  $3,207,577  
Deferred revenue 259,542   281,060  
Finance leases payable short term 266,937   359,868  
Finance leases payable related party short term 323,808   520,623  
Operating lease liabilities short term 90,979   160,657  
Total Current Liabilities 3,799,990   4,529,785  
Operating lease liabilities    71,772  
Finance leases payable 79,652   281,242  
Finance leases payable related party 60,769   256,241  
Total Long-Term Liabilities 140,421   609,255  
 Total Liabilities 3,940,411   5,139,040  
Commitments and contingencies (Note 6)      
Stockholders’ Equity:        
Preferred stock, Series A par value $0.001; 10,000,000 shares
     authorized; 0 and 0 shares issued and outstanding in 2023
     and 2022, respectively
Common stock, par value $0.001; 250,000,000 shares
     authorized; 6,859,627 and 6,822,127 shares issued and
     outstanding in 2023 and 2022, respectively
 6,860   6,822  
Additional paid in capital 39,320,548   38,982,440  
Accumulated deficit (19,430,878)  (19,887,378) 
Total Data Storage Corporation Stockholders’ Equity 19,896,530   19,101,884  
Non-controlling interest in consolidated subsidiary (212,350)  (154,689) 
Total Stockholder’s Equity 19,684,180   18,947,195  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity$23,624,591  $24,086,235  

 Three Months Ended
September 30,
 Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 2023 2022 2023 2022
Sales$5,986,625  $4,419,285  $18,770,739  $17,904,233  
Cost of sales 3,656,271   2,566,984   11,771,886   11,847,460  
Gross Profit 2,330,354   1,852,301   6,998,853   6,056,773  
Selling, general and administrative 2,316,213   2,075,525   6,918,982   7,129,595  
Income (Loss) from Operations 14,141   (223,224)  79,871   (1,072,822) 
Other Income (Expense)                
Interest income (expense), net 143,597   (29,739)  318,968   (186,063) 
Total Other Income (Expense) 143,597   (29,739)  318,968   (186,063) 
Income (Loss) before provision for income
 157,738   (252,963)  398,839   (1,258,885) 
Benefit from income taxes            
Net Income (Loss) 157,738   (252,963)  398,839   (1,258,885) 
Loss in Non-controlling interest of
    consolidated subsidiary
 21,273   7,344   57,661   30,177  
Net Income (Loss) attributable to Data
    Storage Corporation
$179,011  $(245,619) $456,500  $(1,228,708) 
Earnings per Share – Basic$0.03  $(0.04) $0.06  $(0.18) 
Earnings per Share – Diluted$0.02  $(0.04) $0.06  $(0.18) 
Weighted Average Number of Shares - Basic 6,847,264   6,822,127   6,834,811   6,759,247  
Weighted Average Number of Shares -
 7,246,250   6,822,127   7,212,048   6,759,247  

 Nine Months Ended September 30,
 2023 2022
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:        
Net Income (Loss)$398,839  $(1,258,885) 
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided
    by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 928,180   932,328  
Stock based compensation 338,145   643,930  
  Changes in Assets and Liabilities:        
      Accounts receivable 1,158,493   373,201  
      Other assets    (63,023) 
      Prepaid expenses and other current assets (287,368)  (331,618) 
      Right of use asset 136,954   145,853  
      Accounts payable and accrued expenses (348,851)  147,487  
      Deferred revenue (21,518)  (295,822) 
      Operating lease liability (141,450)  (147,759) 
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities 2,161,424   145,692  
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:        
  Capital expenditures (1,246,996)  (62,564) 
  Purchase of marketable securities (1,520,953)    
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities (2,767,949)  (62,564) 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:        
Repayments of finance lease obligations related party (392,287)  (644,209) 
Repayments of finance lease obligations (294,522)  (299,954) 
Cash received for the exercised of options    6,935  
Net Cash Used in Financing Activities (686,809)  (937,228) 
Decrease in Cash and Cash Equivalents (1,293,334)  (854,100) 
Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of Period 2,286,722   12,135,803  
Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Period$993,388  $11,281,703  
Supplemental Disclosures:        
Cash paid for interest$48,471  $100,482  
Cash paid for income taxes$  $  
Non-cash investing and financing activities:        
Assets acquired by finance lease$  $1,094,051