Exhibit 99.1

NextPlat Reports Record Consolidated Q1 2024 Revenues of $17.5 Million Compared to $2.9 Million in Q1 2023 (508% Increase) as Quarterly Margins Improve to 27.5%


Proposed Merger Agreement with Progressive Care Inc., Launch of its E-Commerce Development Program with Alibabas Tmall Global and Acquisition of Outfitters Expected to Drive Continued Top-Line Growth


COCONUT GROVE, FL May 15, 2024 – NextPlat Corp (NASDAQ: NXPL, NXPLW) (“NextPlat” or the “Company”), a global e-Commerce provider, today announced record financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2024 which includes the consolidation of the operations of its e-commerce business with the results of its healthcare operations, Progressive Care Inc. (OTCQB: RXMD) (“Progressive Care”).


“First quarter results continued to demonstrate the fundamental strength of NextPlat’s focus on the large healthcare services and global e-commerce technology markets and further demonstrates our team execution against its global growth plans,” said Charles M. Fernandez, Executive Chairman and CEO of NextPlat Corp. “Throughout the remainder of 2024, we are committed to maximizing and unlocking the unrealized value in our business, further building upon the strong financial and technical foundation we have created and our growing list of global partners and customers. We intend to achieve our near-term goals by capitalizing on our ability to significantly improve the efficiency of our business through our proposed merger with Progressive Care and the opportunity to add multiple new high value healthcare and e-commerce revenue streams to our platform.”


First Quarter 2024 Financial Highlights:


● Consolidated revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2024, were approximately $17.5 million, an increase of over 508% versus revenue of approximately $2.9 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2024. Results for the first quarter of 2024 reflect e-commerce revenue of approximately $2.9 million and approximately $14.6 million in revenue contributed from the Company’s healthcare operations (specifically, Progressive Care whose results are consolidated as of July 1, 2023).


● Gross margins for the quarter ended March 31, 2024, increased significantly to 27.5%, up from 21.6% reported for the quarter ended March 31, 2023, primarily attributable to the healthcare operations because of the Progressive Care consolidation. Gross profit margin attributable to our healthcare operations was approximately 27% (for the consolidation period). Our e-commerce profit margins improved to 28% from 22% reported in the quarter ended March 2024, driven largely by continued increases in the sales of higher margin, recurring airtime revenue.


● Operating expenses for the quarter ended March 31, 2024, were approximately $6.7 million compared to approximately $1.9 million in the year-ago period, an increase of approximately $4.8 million. Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) increased by approximately $1.2 million and was mainly attributable to the increase in stock-based compensation of approximately $0.4 million, other operating expenses as it relates to the e-Commerce operations of approximately $0.4 million, and approximately $0.4 million as it relates to operating expenses of the healthcare operations as a result of the Progressive Care acquisition on July 1, 2023. Salaries, wages and payroll taxes increased by $2.0 million and was mainly attributable to the healthcare operations as a result of the Progressive Care acquisition as of July 1, 2023. Professional fees, primarily legal and consulting, increased by approximately $0.7 million, and depreciation and amortization expenses increased by approximately $0.7 million.


● Net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2024, was approximately $1.5 million, or ($0.08) per diluted share compared to a net loss of approximately $1.2 million, or ($0.08) diluted earnings per share reported for the quarter ended March 31, 2023.


● The Company ended the first quarter of 2024 with approximately $23.5 million in cash.


Organizational Highlights and Recent Business Developments:



In the first quarter, the Company’s technology e-commerce business saw positive sequential quarterly improvement including positive increases in global transaction volumes for satellite phones and tracking devices despite the expected seasonality in the business and continued tight inventory and product availability. Demand for high margin, recurring airtime contracts remains at monthly record levels, driving quarterly margins on airtime sales to near record levels. On April 1, 2024, NextPlat completed the acquisition of Outfitter Satellite Inc. (Outfitter), significantly expanding its North American technology e-commerce business. The Company is actively supporting Outfitter’s new and existing customers while it quickly works to expand and modernize its e-commerce presence including integrating its operations onto its global ERP system expected to be completed by the end of the second quarter.


The Company’s healthcare business, Progressive Care, saw a significant 28% increase in revenue in the first quarter of 2024, driven by 16% growth in pharmacy prescriptions and a 110% increase in its 340B contract services business versus the first quarter of 2023.


On April 12, 2024, NextPlat announced a proposed business combination with Progressive Care Inc. in an all-stock transaction which is expected to provide revenue synergies and significant annual operating cost reductions. Effective as of July 1, 2023, Progressive Care became a consolidated subsidiary of NextPlat for accounting purposes as a result of the controlling interest in Progressive Care obtained by the Company in concert with the Company’s Executive Chairman and CEO, Charles M. Fernandez, and its Director, Rodney Barreto.


The Company’s exclusive OPKO Healthcare (OPKO)-branded storefront in China on Alibabas Tmall Global platform, was launched on March 1, 2024. Since its initial launch, the Company has continued to enhance the OPKO storefront with additional product listings. At launch, the OPKO-branded storefront initially listed health and wellness products including an assortment of nutraceuticals for bone, joint and eye health as well as supplements for nutrition and immunity defense. The OPKO online storefront will see significant expansion with the addition of a wide array of veterinary and animal health products starting in the second quarter of 2024 subject to receipt of the final government approvals. Product marketing programs supported by Alibaba’s local trading partner is expected to commence later in the second quarter.


During the quarter, the Company continued to make progress as it prepares for the formal introduction of its Florida Sunshine line of branded vitamins and supplements. This new commerce development program is expected to be launched on Alibaba’s Tmall Global platform in China in the third quarter of 2024, further expanding its e-commerce and healthcare offerings.


David Phipps, President of NextPlat and CEO of Global Operations, added, “Healthcare, technology and e-commerce continue to be among the largest and most important sectors of the global economy today and is why NextPlat is committed to investing into near-term opportunities and launching multiple new offerings this year. By leveraging our e-commerce development program with Alibaba and its Tmall Global platform in China, expanding our healthcare footprint for services and products, and adding complementary connectivity offerings to our growing product portfolio, we will continue to demonstrate the strength and value of our diversified business model.”


The financial information included in this press release should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2024, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission later today.


For more information regarding the financial results of Progressive Care Inc. for the quarter ended March 31, 2024, investors should refer to its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q which will be  filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission later today.


About NextPlat Corp


NextPlat is a global e-commerce platform company created to capitalize on multiple high-growth sectors and markets including technology and healthcare. Through acquisitions, joint ventures and collaborations, the Company intends to assist businesses in selling their goods online, domestically, and internationally, allowing customers and partners to optimize their e-commerce presence and revenue. NextPlat currently operates an e-commerce communications division offering voice, data, tracking, and IoT products and services worldwide as well as pharmacy and healthcare data management services in the United States through its subsidiary, Progressive Care Inc. (OTCQB: RXMD).


Important Information About the Merger and Where to Find It


In connection with the proposed merger between NextPlat and Progressive Care, NextPlat intends to file a registration statement/proxy on Form S-4 that will that also will constitute a prospectus of NextPlat with respect to the NextPlat Common Stock to be issued in the proposed transaction (the “proxy statement/prospectus”). The definitive proxy statement/prospectus (if and when available) will be delivered to NextPlat’s and the Progressive Care’s stockholders. NextPlat may also file other relevant documents regarding the proposed transaction with the SEC. NextPlat 's shareholders and other interested persons are advised to read, when available, the proxy statement/prospectus and the amendments thereto and the definitive proxy statement and documents incorporated by reference therein filed in connection with the Merger, as these materials will contain important information about the Progressive Care, NextPlat and the Merger. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF NEXTPLAT ARE URGED TO READ THESE MATERIALS (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE TRANSACTION THAT PROGRESSIVE CARE WILL FILE WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PROGRESSIVE CARE, NEXTPAT AND THE MERGER. When available, the definitive proxy statement and other relevant materials for the Merger will be mailed to shareholders of NextPlat as of a record date to be established for voting on the Merger and the other related proposals. Shareholders will also be able to obtain copies of the proxy statement/prospectus, the definitive proxy statement and other documents filed with the SEC that will be incorporated by reference therein, without charge, once available, at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to: NextPlat Corp, 3250 Mary St., Suite 410, Coconut grove, FL 33133, Attention: Chief Financial Officer, Telephone: (305) 560-5355.


Participants in the Solicitation


NextPlat and its directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from NextPlat’s shareholders with respect to the Merger. A list of the names of those directors and executive officers and a description of their interests in NextPlat is contained in NextPlat’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 11, 2024 and is available free of charge at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to NextPlat Corp, 3250 Mary St., Suite 410, Coconut grove, FL 33133, Attention: Chief Financial Officer, Telephone: (305) 560-5355. Additional information regarding the interests of such participants will be contained in the proxy statement for the Merger when available.


Progressive Care and its directors and executive officers may also be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of NextPlat in connection with the Merger. A list of the names of such directors and executive officers and information regarding their interests in the Merger will be included in the proxy statement for the Merger when available.


No Offer or Solicitation


This Current Report on Form 8-K shall not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the Merger. This Current Report on Form 8-K shall also not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act, or an exemption therefrom.


Forward-Looking Statements


Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements. These statements include the capabilities and success of the Company’s business and any of its products, services or solutions. The words “believe,” “forecast,” “project,” “intend,” “expect,” “plan,” “should,” “would,” and similar expressions and all statements, which are not historical facts, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including the Company’s ability to launch additional e-commerce capabilities for consumer and healthcare products  and its ability to grow and expand as intended, any of which could cause the Company to not achieve some or all of its goals or the Company’s previously reported actual results, performance (finance or operating), including those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. More detailed information about the Company and the risk factors that may affect the realization of forward-looking statements is set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), copies of which may be obtained from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. The Company assumes no, and hereby disclaims any, obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.


Media and Investor Contact for NextPlat Corp:


Michael Glickman












(In thousands, except per share data)


Three Months Ended


Three Months Ended


March 31, 2024


March 31, 2023






Sales of products, net

  $ 14,120     $ 2,876  

Revenues from services

    3,373       -  

Revenue, net

    17,493       2,876  

Cost of products

    12,620       2,255  

Cost of services

    63       -  

Cost of revenue

    12,683       2,255  

Gross profit

    4,810       621  

Operating expenses:


Selling, general and administrative

    2,005       788  

Salaries, wages and payroll taxes

    2,624       588  

Impairment loss

    132       -  

Professional fees

    985       321  

Depreciation and amortization

    906       162  

Total operating expenses

    6,652       1,859  

Loss before other (income) expense

    (1,842 )     (1,238 )

Other (income) expense:


Interest expense

    21       5  

Interest earned

    (215 )     (10 )

Other income

    -       (50 )

Foreign currency exchange rate variance

    26       (28 )

Total other income

    (168 )     (83 )

Loss before income taxes and equity in net loss of affiliate

    (1,674 )     (1,155 )

Income taxes

    (27 )     -  

Loss before equity in net loss of affiliate

    (1,701 )     (1,155 )

Equity in net loss of affiliate

    -       (32 )

Net loss

    (1,701 )     (1,187 )

Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest

    220       -  

Net loss attributable to NextPlat Corp

  $ (1,481 )   $ (1,187 )

Comprehensive income (loss):


Net loss

  $ (1,701 )   $ (1,187 )

Foreign currency loss

    (27 )     (23 )

Comprehensive loss

  $ (1,728 )   $ (1,210 )


  $ (1,481 )   $ (1,187 )

Weighted number of common shares outstanding – basic and diluted

    18,725       14,415  

Loss per share - basic and diluted

  $ (0.08 )   $ (0.08 )





(In thousands, except shares and par data)


March 31, 2024


December 31, 2023








Current Assets



  $ 23,526     $ 26,307  

Accounts receivable, net

    12,928       8,923  

Receivables - other, net

    2,068       1,846  

Inventory, net

    5,610       5,135  

Unbilled revenue

    185       189  

VAT receivable

    357       342  

Prepaid expenses

    404       640  

Notes receivable due from related party

    260       256  

Total Current Assets

    45,338       43,638  

Property and equipment, net

    3,846       3,989  


    731       731  

Intangible assets, net

    13,725       14,423  

Operating right of use assets, net

    1,303       1,566  

Finance right-of-use assets, net

    18       22  


    39       39  

Prepaid expenses, net of current portion

    61       61  

Total Other Assets

    15,877       16,842  

Total Assets

  $ 65,061     $ 64,469  



Current Liabilities


Accounts payable and accrued expenses

  $ 14,893     $ 13,176  

Contract liabilities

    140       42  

Notes payable

    233       312  

Due to related party

    42       18  

Operating lease liabilities

    532       532  

Finance lease liabilities

    20       18  

Income taxes payable

    90       139  

Total Current Liabilities

    15,950       14,237  

Long Term Liabilities:


Notes payable, net of current portion

    1,165       1,211  

Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion

    853       929  

Finance lease liabilities, net of current portion

    -       5  

Total Liabilities

    17,968       16,382  

Commitments and Contingencies

    -       -  



Preferred stock ($0.0001 par value; 3,333,333 shares authorized)

    -       -  

Common stock ($0.0001 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized, 18,724,596 and 18,724,596 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, respectively)

    2       2  

Additional paid-in capital

    67,717       67,170  

Accumulated deficit

    (36,406 )     (34,925 )

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

    (90 )     (63 )

Equity attributable to NextPlat Corp stockholders

    31,223       32,184  

Equity attributable to non-controlling interests

    15,870       15,903  

Total Equity

    47,093       48,087  

Total Liabilities and Equity

  $ 65,061     $ 64,469