SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jones Soda Co. (the Company) (OTCQB: JSDA), a leader in the premium soda category known for its unique branding and innovative marketing today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016.
For the third quarter of 2016, the Company reported revenue of approximately $4.1 million, up 8.5% over the third quarter of 2015, based on case volume growth of 11.8%. The Company recorded net income of $69,000 or $0.00 per share for the third quarter of 2016, compared to a net loss of $179,000 or $(0.00) per share, for the third quarter of 2015.
Commenting on the industry and company CEO Jennifer Cue stated, “Achieving profitability for our shareholders has been the number one priority since I came on board as CEO and personally invested almost $700,000. Now our attention is focused on higher margin growth from Lemoncocco, our new non-carbonated beverage, as well as Jones Soda on Fountain and opportunities in the specialty and craft soda segment of the beverage industry.”
Third Quarter Review – Comparison of Quarters Ended September 30, 2016 and 2015
- Revenue increased 8.5% compared to last year.
- Case sales volume increased 11.8% compared to last year.
- Gross margin increased to 27.0% of revenue, compared to 25.2% last year.
- Net income improved to $69,000 or $0.00 per share, compared to a net loss of $179,000 or $(0.00) per share, last year.
Year-to-date Review – Comparison of Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016 and 2015
- Revenue increased 16.0% compared to last year.
- Case sales volume increased 26.7% compared to last year.
- Gross margin increased to 26.5% of revenue, compared to 25.1% last year.
- Net income improved to $53,000 or $0.00 per share, compared to a net loss of $575,000 or $(0.01) per share, last year.
The Company will discuss its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 on its scheduled conference call today, November 3, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific time). This call will be webcast and can be accessed by visiting our website at www.jonessoda.com or www.jonessoda.com/company/jones-press/webcasts. Investors may also listen to the call via telephone by dialing (719) 457-2601 (conference ID: 2728082). In addition, a telephone replay will be available by dialing (412) 317-6671 (conference ID: 2728082) through November 10th, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
About Jones Soda Co.
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Jones Soda Co.® (OTCQB: JSDA) markets and distributes premium beverages under the Jones® Soda, Jones Zilch®, Jones Stripped™ and LEMONCOCCO™ brands. A leader in the premium soda category, Jones Soda is known for its variety of flavors, made with cane sugar and other high quality ingredients and incorporating always-changing photos sent in from its consumers. The diverse product line of Jones offers something for everyone – pure cane sugar soda, zero-calorie soda and an all-naturally sweetened sparkling beverage with only 30 calories, and Lemoncocco™ non-carbonated premium refreshment. Jones Soda is sold across North America in glass bottles, cans and on fountain through traditional beverage outlets, restaurants and alternative accounts. For more information, visit www.jonessoda.com or www.myjones.com or www.drinklemoncocco.com .
Forward-Looking Statements Disclosure
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