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Trxade Group Achieves Record First Quarter 2016 Financial Results Driven by a 165% Increase in Revenues Over First Quarter 2015

First Quarter Highlights:

  • Company achieves record revenues of $1.8 million in quarter ending March 31, 2016, an increase of 165% over $696,000 in quarter ending March 31, 2015
  • Gross profit increased to $831,069 from $465,670 in quarters ending March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively
  • Operating loss narrowed to ($372,380) from ($443,620) in the quarter ending March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively
  • Trxade’s trading platform achieves record quarterly operating profit for 1Q16
  • As of end of 1Q16, Trxade has added over 441 independent pharmacies to its trading platform, to reach a record 5,500 members
  • Company launches HCTZ (Hydrochlorothiazide) to treat fluid edema in 1Q16


TAMPA, Fla., April 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trxade Group, Inc. (OTCQB: TRXD), a pharmaceutical company that distributes private label pharmaceuticals through its wholly-owned subsidiary Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC and Trxade, Inc. a web-based market platform that enables registered independent pharmacies to quickly source and purchase pharmaceuticals, accessories and services from a wide range of manufacturers and drug distributors, today reported financial results for its first quarter, ended March 31, 2016 and provided a business update and positive outlook for 2016.

Company Produces 165% Increase in First Quarter Revenues, a New Record

Revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2016 were $1,847,151 -- an increase of 165% over $696,133 in the year-ago quarter, and 24% higher sequentially over the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015. The revenue growth was primarily attributable to increased wholesale pharmaceutical sales from its wholly owned subsidiary Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC and an increase of fee income generated from the Company’s web-based supplier-to-pharmacy trading platform (www.trxade.com).

For the first quarter ended March 31, 2016, the Company reported that its net loss narrowed to ($372,380), or ($0.01) per basic and diluted share, compared with a net loss of ($443,620), or ($0.01) per basic and diluted share in the year ago quarter and versus ($495,445), or ($0.02) per basic and diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2015.

The Company’s cost of sales was $1,016,082 and $230,463 for the quarters ending March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively. This increase reflected a sales mix with greater revenue from wholesale pharmaceutical sales, which carries a higher cost of sales than the Company’s other revenue sources. Gross profit increased to $831,069 from $465,670 in the quarter ending March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

While general and administrative expenses increased to $1,140,816 in the first quarter of 2016 compared with $908,321 in the year-ago quarter, it decreased sequentially from $1,317,412 in the fourth quarter of 2015. Operating losses for the first quarter of 2016 narrowed to ($309,747) versus ($442,651) in the year-ago quarter, and narrowed sequentially from ($441,385) from the fourth quarter, ended December 31, 2015.

Company Launches HCTZ (Hydrochlorothiazide) to Treat Fluid Edema in First Quarter of 2016

During the first quarter of 2016, the Company also announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Westminster Pharmaceuticals LLC, has launched the generic drug HCTZ (Hydrochlorothiazide) as part of an agreement with ScieGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ScieGen’s ANDA Number 203018 for Hydrochlorothiazide treats fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, kidney disorders, or edema caused by taking steroids or estrogen. This medication, which is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), will be marketed under the Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC private label. Under the terms of the supply and distribution agreement with ScieGen, Westminster will semi-exclusively market and distribute ScieGen’s product in the United States.

CEO Sees Continuing Strong Revenue Growth and Profitability in 2016

“Our proprietary trading platform at www.trxade.com, which enables independent pharmacies to purchase drugs at an average discount of between 15%-20%, is adding new members on a monthly basis at record levels and, as a result, enabling us to experience strong top and bottom line growth across the board,” said Suren Ajjarapu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Trxade Group. “Our 2016 fiscal year is off to a record start -- well ahead of our internal plan and budget -- and in-line with our primary objective of expanding our membership base while simultaneously focusing on increasing their utilization rates. At the end of the first quarter, we reported record platform subscribers, record transactional revenue, record gross profit – along with net and operating losses both narrowing substantially in the first quarter of 2016.

“Accordingly, I am optimistic we will reach profitability in the current fiscal year as increasing pharmaceutical prices drive independent pharmacies and payors and consumers to be more aggressive in sourcing medication. In response to increasing customer demand, we are actively developing new product offerings and increased data analytics capability to add greater value by helping the independent pharmacies better manage their inventory and costs,” Mr. Ajjarapu concluded.

About Trxade Group, Inc.

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Trxade Group, Inc. (OTCQB: TRXD) is a pharmaceutical company that distributes private label pharmaceuticals wholesale through its wholly-owned subsidiary Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC and Trxade, Inc., with over 5,500 registered independent pharmacies, is a web-based market platform that enables the pharmacies to quickly source and purchase pharmaceuticals, accessories and services from a wide range of manufacturers and drug distributors. For additional information, please visit us at www.trxadegroup.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Trxade Group, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited)
March 31,
2016
December 31,
2015
Assets
Current Assets
Cash $508,279 $860,132
Accounts Receivable, net 452,141 498,100
Inventory, net 475,862 284,718
Prepaid Assets 220,095 201,361
Other Assets 167,509 183,359
Total Current Assets 1,823,886 2,027,670
Total Assets $1,823,886 $2,027,670
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit)
Current Liabilities
Accounts Payable $338,541 $356,159
Accrued Liabilities 396,477 296,803
Notes Payable net of $3,750 and $15,000 discount 246,250 235,000
Short term Convertible Payable
net of $8,923 and $35,697 discount 191,077 164,303
Total Current Liabilities 1,172,345 1,052,265
Long Term Liabilities
Convertible Note net of $220,621 and
$241,612 discount 729,379 708,388
Total Liabilities 1,901,724 1,760,653
Shareholders’ Equity/Deficit
Preferred Stock, $0.00001 par value; 10,000,000
shares authorized; 0 shares issued and outstanding,
as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015,
respectively -- --
Common Stock, $0.00001 par value; 100,000,000
shares authorized; 31,435,827 and 31,435,827
shares issued and outstanding, as of March 31, 2016
and December 31, 2015, respectively 314 314
Additional Paid-in Capital 5,943,199 5,915,674
Retained Earnings (Deficit) (6,021,351) (5,648,971)
Total Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit) (77,838) 267,017
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity (Deficit) $1,823,886 $2,027,670

Trxade Group, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2016 2015
Revenues $1,847,151 $696,133
Cost of Sales 1,016,082 230,463
Gross Profit 831,069 465,670
Operating Expenses
General and Administrative 1,140,816 908,321
Operating Loss (309,747) (442,651)
Interest Expense 62,633 969
Net Loss $(372,380) $(443,620)
Basic loss per Common Share $ (.01) $ (.01)
Diluted loss per Common Share $ (.01) $ (.01)
Basic weighted average number of
Common Shares outstanding 31,435,827 31,269,160
Diluted weighted average number of
Common Shares outstanding 31,435,827 31,269,160



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Source:Trxade Group, Inc.