Celsius Holdings Reports Strong Third Quarter 2013 Results

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BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Celsius Holdings, Inc., (Other OTC:CELH) the creator and marketer of Celsius®, the world's first and only negative calorie drink backed by clinical science, today reported its results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013.

Results for the third quarter continue to reflect the efforts of our Turnaround Plan. During the third quarter, the Company expanded distribution domestically 32% increasing access to consumers. Internationally, the Company shipped its first order to China and partnered with Latco Beverages to lead its global expansion into South America. For the third quarter of 2013, the Company achieved a 61% increase in net revenue, reporting net revenue of $2.3 million compared to net revenues of $1.4 million for the third quarter of 2012.

Third Quarter Highlights – Comparison of Quarters Ended September 30, 2013 and 2012

  • Net Revenue increased 61% to $2.3 million, compared to $1.4 million last year-over-year
  • Gross Profit increase 111% to $0.9 million, compared to $0.4 million last year-over-year
  • Net Loss decreased 9% to $0.7 million, compared to $0.8 million year-over-year
  • Net Revenue from International sales increased 131% to $1.0 million
  • Net Revenue from Domestic sales increased 33% to $1.3 million

Year-to-Date Highlights – Comparison of Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 and 2012

  • Net Revenue increased 34% to $7.7 million, compared to $5.8 million last year-over-year
  • Gross Profit increase 76% to $3.0 million, compared to $1.7 million last year-over-year
  • Net Loss decreased 45% to $1.3 million, compared to $2.4 million year-over-year
  • Net Revenue from International sales increased 182% to $3.4 million
  • Net Revenue from Domestic sales increased 49% to $4.3 million, when excluding Costco Wholesale sales of $1.7 million from the prior year

"We are very pleased to report continued strong financial results for the third quarter 2013 as revenues grew 61% from the comparable year-ago quarter and margins improved. The quarter was highlighted by the growth in international sales and continued growth in all Domestic channels of distribution. Our partnership with Latco Beverages will provide Celsius solid footing in the countries of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. The timely introduction of our brand with Brazil hosting the World Cup 2014 and the Olympics 2016 provides an exciting opportunity. Our first shipments arrived in China, initiating our brand distribution within this vast opportunity. Celsius Public Relations efforts have generated over 551 million impressions year to date while our digital radio campaign continues to deliver 7.8 million ads each month that are focused in our 'Drill Deep' markets," said Mr. Gerry David, Chief Executive Officer

Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results:

Revenue: Net revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2013 totaled $2.33 million as compared to $1.44 million for the same period in 2012, a 61% increase. This increase was driven primarily by increases in international sales totaling $551 thousand and increases in domestic sales totaling $334 thousand. Domestically, we are seeing mainly double & triple digit growth in all domestic segments, domestic retail accounts are up 33% versus the prior year when excluding Costco sales from 2012, Health & Fitness accounts are up 74%, internet retail accounts are up 142%, and direct to consumer sales are up 3%.

Gross Profit: Gross profits for the three months ended September 30, 2013 totaled $904 thousand or 39% of net sales as compared to $429 thousand or 30% for the same period in 2012. 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 September 30, 2013 totaled $1.50 million as compared to $1.11 million for the same period in 2012, a 35% increase. A significant portion of this increase is associated with increases in marketing programs and additional investment in human resources.

Net Loss: The Company recorded a net loss of $698 thousand for the three months ended September 30, 2013 compared to a net loss of $764 thousand for the same quarter a year ago, or ($0.04) and ($0.04) per share, respectively.

For the nine months ending September 30, 2013 Financial Results:

Revenue: Net revenues for the nine months ending September 30, 2013 totaled $7.7 million as compared to $5.8 million in 2012, a 33% increase. This increase was driven primarily by increases in international sales totaling $2.18 million and increases in domestic sales totaling $1.42 million, off-set by the elimination of 2012 Costco Wholesale sales of $1.67 million. Domestically, we are seeing double & triple digit growth in all domestic segments, domestic retail accounts are up 49% versus the prior year when excluding Costco sales from 2012, Health & Fitness accounts are up 136%, internet retail accounts are up 148%, and direct to consumer sales are up 25%.

Gross Profit: Gross profits for the nine months ending September 30, 2013 totaled $2.96 million or 39% of net sales as compared to $1.68 million or 29% for the same period in 2012. The Company continues to focus on cost savings initiatives and efficiencies to improve gross profit margins.

Operating Expenses: Operating Expenses for the nine months ending September 30, 2013 totaled $3.97 million as compared to $3.87 million for the same period in 2012, a 2% increase. A significant portion of this increase is associated with increased marketing programs off-set by decreases associated with option expense savings and other sales expense savings.

Net Loss: The Company recorded a net loss of $1.33 million for the nine months ending September 30, 2013 compared to a loss of $2.42 million for the same period a year ago, or ($0.07) and ($0.12) per share, respectively.

About Celsius Holdings, Inc.

Celsius Holdings, Inc. (Other OTC:CELH.PK) markets Celsius®, which is backed by science. Celsius is dedicated to providing healthier, everyday refreshment through science and innovation. For more information, please visit www.celsius.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Celsius Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
September 30 December 31
ASSETS 2013 2012
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 273,901 $ 108,981
Accounts receivable, net 846,939 620,325
Inventories, net 1,148,268 921,709
Other current assets 451,881 295,314
Total current assets 2,720,989 1,946,329
Property, fixtures and equipment, net 73,219 104,690
Total Assets $ 2,794,208 $ 2,051,019
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 850,516 $ 861,640
Short-term liabilities – other 17,751 173,557
Total current liabilities 868,267 1,035,197
Long-term liabilities
Convertible note payable, related party 1,500,000 1,500,000
Note due to related parties 5,875,000 5,950,000
Total Liabilities 8,243,267 8,485,197
Stockholders' Equity (Deficit):
Preferred Stock 2 0
Common stock 20,179 20,179
Additional paid-in capital 39,160,283 36,843,414
Accumulated deficit (44,629,523) (43,297,771)
Total Stockholders' Equity (Deficit) (5,449,059) (6,434,178)
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity (Deficit) $ 2,794,208 $ 2,051,019
Celsius Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
For the Three Months For the Nine Months
Ended September 30, Ended September 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Net revenue $ 2,327,039 $ 1,442,196 $ 7,688,168 $ 5,750,780
Cost of revenue 1,422,582 1,012,980 4,726,190 4,072,107
Gross profit 904,457 429,216 2,961,978 1,678,673
Selling and marketing expenses 1,084,345 703,178 2,880,942 2,399,991
General and administrative expenses 410,778 405,399 1,087,888 1,473,911
Total operating expense 1,495,123 1,108,577 3,968,830 3,873,902
Loss from operations (590,666) (679,361) (1,006,852) (2,195,229)
Interest expense, net 107,337 84,309 324,899 223,596
Net loss $ (698,003) $ (763,670) $ (1,331,751) $ (2,418,825)
Basic and diluted:
Weighted average shares outstanding 20,179,032 20,181,408 20,179,032 20,182,242
Loss per share $ (0.04) $ (0.04) $ (0.07) $ (0.12)

CONTACT: John Fieldly, CFO, (866) 4-CELSIUS, (561) 276-2239, jfieldly@celsius.com Media Contact: 5W Public Relations (646) 430-5146 Anna Brodetsky abrodetsky@5wpr.com

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