ShiftPixy revenue up 51% in fiscal Q1, but net loss edges higher


ShiftPixy Inc. (NASDAQ: PIXY) — which earlier this month announced the sales of its PEO business — reported revenue rose 50.8% in its fiscal first quarter ended Nov. 30, according to a filing on Tuesday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Irvine, California-based firm reported gross margin narrowed and net loss edged higher.

(US$ thousands) Q1 2020 Q1 2019 % change
Net revenue $15,866 $10,520 50.8%
Gross profit $3,314 $3,386 -2.1%
Gross margin  20.9% 32.2%  
Net loss ($2,556) ($2,246) nm

ShiftPixy’s PEO operations represented 60% of its business, and the sale was announced Jan. 9 after the close of the first quarter. The company said it plans to focus on its staffing/technology model serving the quick-service restaurant and staffing industries. The company had also, in December, conducted a one-for-40 reverse stock split.

In Tuesday’s SEC filing, ShiftPixy reported that first-quarter revenue rose because of an increased number of worksite employees. Average billed employees increased 44% over fiscal 2019 and the average revenue per worksite employee rose approximately 6%.

Share price and market cap

Shares in ShiftPixy were down 2.14% to $15.17 as of 11:44 a.m. Eastern time; the company had a market cap of $14.18 million, according to