BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Celsius Holdings, Inc., (Other OTC: CELH) the creator and marketer of Celsius®, the world’s first Negative Calorie beverage backed by clinical science, today reported its fourth quarter and full year 2014 results.
Fourth Quarter 2014 Highlights:
- Revenue grew 57% to $4.59 million, compared to $2.93 million last year
- Domestic revenue grew 74% to $2.06 million, compared to $1.18 million last year
- International revenue grew 45% to $2.53 million, compared to $1.74 million last year
- Gross profit margins improve to 40%
- Net Profit amounted to $127,000, compared to a net loss of ($494,000) last year
- Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA basis excluding interest, stock based compensation, and depreciation expenses, increased to $407,000 compared to ($261,000) last year
Year-end 2014 Highlights:
- Revenue grew 38% to $14.61 million, compared to $10.61 million last year
- International revenue grew 45% to $7.44 million, compared to $5.12 million last year
- Domestic revenue grew 31% to $7.17 million, compared to $5.49 million last year
- Net Loss increased to ($2.16) million, compared to a net loss of ($1.83) million last year
- Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA basis excluding interest, stock based compensation, and depreciation expenses, decreased to ($590,000) compared to ($1.23) million last year
“Significant milestones were achieved in the fourth quarter for Celsius, achieving profitability for the first time with revenues growing to a record $4.6 million. The quarter was highlighted by the growth in existing domestic accounts, with no `fill’ orders and continued strong international growth. Double and triple digit percentage growth in all channels of distribution for fourth quarter and record year end revenues of $14.61 million solidifies the turnaround of our company,” said Mr. Gerry David, Chief Executive Officer. “Our partnerships with multi-platinum recording artist, Flo Rida, and NASCAR race team TriStar Motorsports driver Blake Koch, are opening up new demographics for our one of a kind drink that promotes accelerated weight loss,” David continued. “Our launch in Brazil with our partners, two time world Formula One Champion, Emerson Fittipaldi, and Latco Beverages, was launched late November 2014 and will provide an exciting opportunity for growth in 2015.”
Three months ending December 31, 2014 Financial Results:
Revenue: Revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2014 totaled $4.59 million as compared to $2.93 million for the same period in 2013, a 57% increase. This increase was associated with growth in domestic sales of 74% or $880 thousand, this growth was mainly associated with growth in domestic retail accounts of 71%, growth in health & fitness accounts 212%, and growth in internet retailers 17% versus the same period in 2013, respectively. In addition, existing international accounts grew 45% or $786 thousand versus the same period in 2013, respectively.
Gross Profit: Gross profits for the three months ended December 31, 2014 totaled $1.82 million as compared to $1.11 million for the same period in 2013. Gross profit margins improved 2% to 40% during the three months ended December 31, 2014 versus the same period in 2013. The Company continues to focus on cost savings initiatives and efficiencies to improve gross profit margins.
Operating Expenses: Operating Expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2014 totaled $1.52 million as compared to $1.45 million for the same period in 2013, a $69 thousand or 5% increase. A significant portion of this increase is associated with increases in stock based compensation and investments in human resources, off-set by marketing and warehouse savings.
Net Profit (Loss): The Company recorded a net profit of $127 thousand for the three months ended December 31, 2014 compared to a net loss of ($494) thousand for the same quarter a year ago, respectively. On a non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA basis, excluding interest, stock based compensation, and depreciation expenses, increased to $407 thousand, compared to ($261) thousand last year.
Fiscal Year ending December 31, 2014 Financial Results:
Revenue: Revenues for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014 totaled $14.61 million as compared to $10.61 million in 2013, a 38% increase. This growth was associated with a 45% increase in international sales or $2.32 million and growth in domestic sales increasing 31% or $1.68 million. This growth in domestic sales was mainly associated with growth in domestic retail accounts of 37% and health & fitness accounts of 74%, off-set by internet segment decreases of 5% and the elimination of liquidator sales which took place during the same period in 2013.
Gross Profit: Gross profits for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014 and 2013 totaled $5.60 million and $4.07 million, respectively. Gross Profit margins totaled 38% and remained consistent with the prior period in 2013.
Operating Expenses: Operating Expenses for year ending December 31, 2014 totaled $7.13 million as compared to $5.50 million for the same period in 2013, a 30% increase. A significant portion of this increase is associated with increases in stock based compensation expense increasing $823 thousand, additional investments in marketing programs and additional investment in human resources.
Net Loss: The Company recorded a net loss of $2.16 million for the twelve months ending December 31, 2014 compared to a loss of $1.83 million for the same period a year ago, respectively. On a non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA basis, excluding interest, stock based compensation, and depreciation expenses, decreased to ($590,000), compared to ($1.23) million last year.
Disclosures can be found on the Company’s online disclosure portal at: http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/CELH/filings
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|Celsius Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||349,072||$||221,906|
|Accounts receivable, net||2,612,191||1,491,550|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||259,056||426,270|
|Total current assets||4,907,254||2,960,997|
|Property, fixtures and equipment, net||43,950||68,713|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||$||828,049||$||840,057|
|Accrued preferred dividend||180,403||46,567|
|Deferred revenue and other current liabilities||356,602||448,991|
|Total current liabilities||1,365,054||1,335,615|
|Convertible note payable, related party||1,500,000||1,500,000|
|Note payable-related party||9,250,000||6,100,000|
|Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit):|
|Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value; 2,500,000 shares|
|authorized, 2,200 shares issued and outstanding at December|
|31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively.||2||2|
|Common stock, $0.001 par value; 50,000,000 shares|
|authorized, 20,459,032 and 20,179,032 shares issued and|
|outstanding at December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013,|
|Additional paid-in capital||40,165,955||39,263,208|
|Total Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)||(7,163,850||)||(5,905,905||)|
|Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)||$||4,951,204||$||3,029,710|
Celsius Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
For the Three Months
For the Twelve Months
|Cost of revenue||2,770,401||1,813,604||9,011,930||6,539,794|
|Selling and marketing expenses||1,024,677||1,066,676||4,823,014||3,947,618|
|General and administrative expenses||496,809||385,459||2,305,086||1,473,347|
|Total operating expense||1,521,486||1,452,135||7,128,100||5,420,965|
|Net Income from operations||298,895||(341,006||)||(1,529,933||)||(1,347,855||)|
|Other Income (Expense):|
|Interest expense, net||(138,336||)||(119,444||)||(497,203||)||(431,510||)|
|(Loss) on change in fair value of derivative liability||–||–||–||–|
|Gain from termination of option agreement||–||–||–||–|
|Total Other Income (Expense)||(138,336||)||(119,444||)||(497,203||)||(431,510||)|
|Accrued preferred stock dividend||(33,734||)||(33,734||)||(133,836||)||(46,567||)|
|Net income available to common stockholders||$||126,825||$||(494,184||)||$||(2,160,972||)||$||(1,825,932||)|
|Weighted average shares outstanding||30,788,245||20,179,032||20,392,594||20,179,437|
|Income per share, basic and diluted common shareholders||$||0.00||$||(0.02||)||$||(0.11||)||$||(0.09||)|
About Celsius Holdings, Inc.
Celsius Holdings Inc. (OTC: CELH) is a science-based functional beverage company, founded in April 2004 to launch the world’s first negative calorie beverage. The evolution of the beverage market has evolved from high calorie to low calorie to zero calorie. Celsius® negative calorie beverage is unique worldwide and deeply rooted in science. The first clinical study was conducted in 2005. Six additional studies, including five from the University of Oklahoma, were conducted over the next five years. The studies validated the unique benefits Celsius provides to the consumer. For more information, please visit www.celsius.com.
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