LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – Aug 11, 2011) – Reed’s, Inc. (
- Revenues during the second quarter of 2011 increased by 26% to 6.2 million from 4.9 million in the prior year period. Approximately 70% of the increase is due to branded products and 30% is due to an over twofold increase in private label products sold.
- Gross profit margin in the quarter increased by 27%,or $407,000 to 1.9 million, from 1.5 million in 2010 despite increases in the costs of certain raw materials and packaging
- Sales and administration costs increased by only 6% over the prior year period, indicating scalability of the business.
- Earnings before non-cash items and finance costs (modified EBITDA) increased to $395,000 during the second quarter, as compared to $210,000 in the prior year period. (See EBITDA table at end of this release for further non-GAAP information)
- Net loss for the quarter was $55,000, or $0.01 per share, compared to a loss of $164,000, a year earlier.
- Working capital at June 30, 2011 was $2.3 million, as compared to $1.8 million at December 31, 2010.
- Cash availability was $1.1 million at June 30, 2011, as compared to $1.1 million at December 31, 2010.
- Introduced Virgil’s “Dr. Better” in both regular and ZERO calories.
- Gained distribution in 350 Stop and Shop, Winn Dixie chains and increased distribution in Publix Supermarkets.
- Expanded DSD distribution in Florida, Georgia, Arizona, Colorado and other markets.
- Completed Safety Quality in Foods(SQF) certification for the Los Angles plant.
- Continued Los Angeles plant upgrades designed to increase capacity and efficiency.
“This is our 7th quarter of back-to-back growth, with an average of 30%,” stated Chris Reed, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Reed’s, Inc. “We have a solid business model and see no reason why we won’t continue to grow at a significant rate for years to come”
“We are committed to meeting the challenge of using high quality natural ingredients in our premium sodas while also preserving and growing the gross margin contributions from our sales,” stated James Linesch, Reed’s Chief Financial Officer. “Our overall EBITDA earnings before non-cash costs exceed our interest costs by about $100,000 during the second quarter, indicating a cash contribution from operations. We are just starting to gain economies of scale in our operations, in relation to our expanded sales base, bringing us above breakeven into profitable contributions that support our strong growth initiatives.”
The Company will conduct a conference call at 4:15pm Eastern Daylight Time on August 11, 2011 to discuss its 2011 second quarter results and outlook for the rest 2011. To participate in the call, please dial the following number five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled call time: 1-877-852-0653 International callers should dial 1-512-225-9559. The conference ID for this call is 645933#.
About Reed’s, Inc.
Reed’s, Inc. makes the top selling natural sodas in the natural foods industry sold in over 10,500 natural food markets and supermarkets nationwide. In 2009, Reed’s started producing Private Label natural beverages for select national chains. Its six award-winning non-alcoholic Ginger Brews are unique in the beverage industry, being brewed, not manufactured and using fresh ginger, spices and fruits in a brewing process that predates commercial soft drinks. The Company owns the top selling root beer line in natural foods, the Virgil’s Root Beer product line, and the top selling cola line in natural foods, the China Cola product line. Other product lines include: Reed’s Ginger Candies and Reed’s Ginger Ice Creams.
Reed’s products are sold through specialty gourmet and natural food stores, mainstream supermarket chains, retail stores and restaurants nationwide, and in Canada, as well as through private label relationships with major supermarket chains. For more information about Reed’s, please visit the company’s website at: http://www.reedsinc.com or call 800-99-REEDS.
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SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
Some portions of this press release, particularly those describing Reed’s goals and strategies, contain “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements can generally be identified as such because the context of the statement will include words, such as “expects,” “should,” “believes,” “anticipates” or words of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe future plans, objectives or goals are also forward-looking statements. While Reed’s is working to achieve those goals and strategies, actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include difficulty in marketing its products and services, maintaining and protecting brand recognition, the need for significant capital, dependence on third party distributors, dependence on third party brewers, increasing costs of fuel and freight, protection of intellectual property, competition and other factors, any of which could have an adverse effect on the business plans of Reed’s, its reputation in the industry or its expected financial return from operations and results of operations. In light of significant risks and uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such statements should not be regarded as a representation by Reed’s that they will achieve such forward-looking statements.
For further details and a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, please see our most recent reports on Form 10-KSB and Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as they may be amended from time to time. Reed’s undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
– FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW –
|CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|For the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2011 and 2010|
|Three months ended June 30,||Six months ended June 30,|
|Cost of tangible goods sold||3,762,000||3,062,000||7,083,000||5,450,000|
|Cost of goods sold – idle capacity||493,000||314,000||895,000||555,000|
|Delivery and handling expenses||544,000||360,000||932,000||677,000|
|Selling and marketing expense||601,000||538,000||1,181,000||1,062,000|
|General and administrative expense||676,000||672,000||1,331,000||1,324,000|
|Total operating expenses||1,821,000||1,570,000||3,444,000||3,063,000|
|Income (loss) from operations||115,000||(41,000||)||(91,000||)||(151,000||)|
|Preferred stock dividends||(33,000||)||(36,000||)||(44,000||)||(50,000||)|
|Net loss attributable to common stockholders||$||(88,000||)||$||(200,000||)||$||(464,000||)||$||(473,000||)|
|Loss per share available to common stockholders, basic and diluted||$||(0.01||)||$||(0.02||)||$||(0.04||)||$||(0.05||)|
|Weighted average number of shares outstanding – basic and diluted||10,818,170||10,215,185||10,719,256||10,025,991|
|MODIFIED EBITDA SCHEDULE|
|Three months ended June 30,||Six months ended June 30,|
|Modified EBITDA adjustments:|
|Depreciation and amortization||165,000||156,000||308,000||305,000|
|Stock option and warrant compensation||80,000||47,000||129,000||104,000|
|Other stock compensation for services||35,000||48,000||77,000||84,000|
|Total EBITDA adjustments||450,000||374,000||843,000||765,000|
|The Company defines modified EBITDA (a non-GAAP measurement) as net loss before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, and non-cash expense for securities. Other companies may calculate modified EBITDA differently. Management believes that the presentation of modified EBITDA provides a measure of performance that approximates cash flow before interest expense, and is meaningful to investors.|
|CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS|
|Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts and returns and discounts of $105,000 and $105,000, respectively||2,006,000||1,295,000|
|Prepaid and other current assets||146,000||78,000|
|Total Current Assets||8,228,000||7,150,000|
|Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,444,000 and $1,178,000, respectively||3,613,000||3,650,000|
|Deferred financing fees, net of amortization of $25,000 and $8,000, respectively||29,000||47,000|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Recycling fees payable||263,000||325,000|
|Line of credit||2,387,000||2,038,000|
|Current portion of long term financing obligation||63,000||55,000|
|Current portion of capital leases payable||43,000||39,000|
|Current portion of note payable||18,000||71,000|
|Total current liabilities||5,931,000||5,320,000|
|Long term financing obligation, less current portion, net of discount of $651,000 and $677,000, respectively||2,261,000||2,268,000|
|Capital leases payable, less current portion||124,000||146,000|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Series A Convertible Preferred stock, $10 par value, 500,000 shares authorized, 46,621 shares issued and outstanding||466,000||466,000|
|Series B Convertible Preferred stock, $10 par value, 500,000 shares authorized, 81,866 and 85,766 shares issued and outstanding, respectively||819,000||858,000|
|Common stock, $.0001 par value, 19,500,000 shares authorized, 10,824,708 and 10,446,090 shares issued and outstanding, respectively||1,000||1,000|
|Additional paid in capital||22,645,000||21,701,000|
|Total stockholders’ equity||4,583,000||4,142,000|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||12,899,000||$||11,876,000|