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Capstone Companies, Inc. Reports Sales Growth of 95% in First Quarter 2013

  • First quarter revenue increased 95% to $660,000, a reflection of the benefits of the domestic distribution program and increased promotional activity
  • Generated $889,000 in cash from operations, nearly double the 2012 first quarter

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., May 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Companies, Inc. (OTCQB:CAPC) ("Capstone" or the "Company"), a leader in the design and manufacture of specialty power failure lighting solutions and innovator of consumer safety and security products for the Hospitality, Retail and Institutional channels, reported first quarter unaudited 2013 financial results.

Stewart Wallach, Capstone's CEO, commented, "Our first quarter results were consistent with expectations set at the end of 2012 and reflect our growth initiatives, as well as product development and rebranding activities, which have resulted in greater awareness and additional retail customers."

Revenue was $660,000 in the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 95% from $339,000 in the prior-year period, as the Company is now seeing the positive impact of its domestic strategy implemented in early 2012.

Gross profit for the first quarter 2013 increased to $194,000, up nearly 80% from $108,000 in the first quarter of 2012. Gross margin was 29.4% from 31.9% during the prior-year period. Sequentially, gross margin improved measurably from the 18.4% in the fourth quarter of 2012 and was attributable to product mix sold as a result of the domestic distribution program.

Total operating expenses increased to $506,000 in the first quarter of 2013, from $424,000 in the 2012 first quarter, an increase of $82,000, as the Company continued to invest for future growth.

During the first quarter, interest expense increased $42,000 to $73,700.

Net loss for the first quarter of 2013 was $386,000 compared with net loss of $348,200 in the first quarter 2012.

Investments driving growth and awareness

It is the Company's intention to continue investing in capabilities and technologies, as needed, in order to execute its strategy to increase sales and production volume across all markets served. The rate of spending on these activities, however, will continue to be driven by market opportunities.

Mr. Wallach noted, "Our new strategic direction is taking hold. We anticipate this growth trend to continue as a result of the anticipated increase in our retail distribution network, the rebranding of Capstone's Power Failure Solutions Program and future product launches."

Webcast and Teleconference to Review Results and Outlook

The Company will host a live webcast and conference call on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. ET. During the call, management will review the financial and operating results and discuss the Company's corporate strategy and outlook, followed by a question-and-answer session. The conference call can be accessed by dialling (201) 689-8562. The listen-only audio webcast can be monitored at www.capstonecompaniesinc.com.

A telephonic replay will be available from 2:30 p.m. ET the day of the teleconference until Wednesday, May 22, 2013. To listen to the replay of the call, dial (858) 384-5517 and enter replay pin number 413093. Alternatively, the archive of the webcast will be available on the Company's website at www.capstonecompaniesinc.com. A transcript will also be posted to the website, once available.

About Capstone Companies, Inc.

Capstone Companies, Inc. is a public holding company that engages, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Capstone Industries, Inc. and Capstone International HK, Ltd., in the development, manufacturing, logistics, and distribution of consumer and institutional products to accounts throughout North America and in international markets. See www.capstonecompaniesinc.com for more information about the Company and www.capstoneindustries.com for information on our current product offerings.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS:

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Such statements consist of words like "anticipate," "expect," "project," "continue" and similar words. These statements are based on the Company's and its subsidiaries' current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements, include consumer acceptance of the Company's products, its ability to deliver new products, the success of its strategy to broaden market channels and the relationships it has with retailers and distributors. Prior success in operations does not necessarily mean success in future operations. The ability of the Company to adequately and affordably fund operations and any growth will be critical to achieving and sustaining any expansion of markets and revenue. The introduction of new products or the expanded availability of products does not mean that the Company will enjoy better financial or business performance. The risks associated with any investment in Capstone Companies, Inc., which is a small business concern and a "penny-stock Company" and, as such, a highly risky investment suitable for only those who can afford to lose such investment, should be evaluated together with the risks and uncertainties more fully described in the Company's Annual and Quarterly Reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Capstone Companies, Inc. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Contents of referenced URL's are not incorporated into this press release.

FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW. THE FOLLOWING SUMMARY FINANCIAL STATEMENT SHOULD BE READ ALONG WITH THE FORM 10-Q FINANCIAL STATEMENT FILED BY THE COMPANY WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION.

CAPSTONE COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
For the Three Months Ended
March 31,
2013 2012
Revenue $ 659,794 $ 338,670
Cost of Sales (465,953) (230,788)
Gross Profit 193,841 107,882
Operating Expenses:
Sales and marketing 57,314 49,187
Compensation 230,092 220,079
Professional fees 91,723 47,323
Product Development 23,619 27,102
Other general and administrative 103,369 80,435
Total Operating Expenses 506,117 424,126
Net Operating Income (Loss) (312,276) (316,244)
Other Income (Expense):
Interest expense (73,704) (31,931)
Total Other Income (Expense) (73,704) (31,931)
Net Income (Loss) $ (385,980) $ (348,175)
Income (Loss) per Common Share $ -- $ --
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding 656,718,865 649,510,532
CAPSTONE COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
March 31, December 31,
2013 2012
Assets:
Current Assets:
Cash $ 242,560 $ 411,259
Accounts receivable - net 676,623 2,673,555
Inventory 497,268 584,370
Prepaid expense 376,958 351,003
Total Current Assets 1,793,409 4,020,187
Fixed Assets:
Computer equipment & software 66,448 66,448
Machinery and equipment 659,929 654,401
Furniture and fixtures 5,665 5,665
Less: Accumulated depreciation (612,026) (597,042)
Total Fixed Assets 120,016 129,472
Other Non-current Assets:
Product development costs - net 31,223 27,280
Investment (AC Kinetics) 500,000 --
Goodwill 1,936,020 1,936,020
Total Other Non-current Assets 2,467,243 1,963,300
Total Assets $ 4,380,668 $ 6,112,959
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity:
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 276,023 $ 1,114,166
Note payable - Sterling Factors 402,676 1,245,159
Notes and loans payable to related parties - current maturities 2,935,557 602,148
Total Current Liabilities 3,614,256 2,961,473
Long Term Liabilities
Notes and loans payable to related parties - Long Term -- 2,023,283
Total Liabilities 3,614,256 4,984,756
Stockholders' Equity:
Preferred Stock, Series A, par value $.001 per share,
authorized100,000,000 shares, issued -0- shares
-- --
Preferred Stock, Series B-1, par value $.0001 per share, authorized
50,000,000 shares, issued -0- shares
-- --
Preferred Stock, Series C, par value $1.00 per share, authorized
1,000 shares, issued 1,000 shares
1,000 1,000
Common Stock, par value $.0001 per share, authorized 50,000,000
shares, 657,760,532 & 655,885,532 shares issued at March 31, 2013 & December 31, 2012
65,778 65,589
Additional paid-in capital 7,161,933 7,137,933
Accumulated deficit (6,462,299) (6,076,319)
Total Stockholders' Equity 766,412 1,128,203
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 4,380,668 $ 6,112,959
CAPSTONE COMPANIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
For the Three Months Ended
March 31,
2013 2012
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Continuing operations:
Net Income (Loss) $ (385,980) $ (348,175)
Adjustments necessary to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
Stock issued for expenses 14,064 --
Depreciation and amortization 21,148 12,174
Compensation expense from stock options 10,125 8,250
(Increase) decrease in accounts receivable 1,996,932 1,333,549
(Increase) decrease in inventory 87,102 (602,621)
(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses (25,955) 77,483
(Increase) decrease in other assets (10,108) (5,570)
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accrued expenses (838,143) (47,279)
Increase (decrease) in accrued interest on notes payable 20,127 27,363
Net cash provided by operating activities 889,312 455,174
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Investment (500,000) --
Purchase of property and equipment (5,528) (2,401)
Net cash used in investing activities (505,528) (2,401)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from notes payable 1,694,673 1,107,628
Repayments of notes payable (2,537,156) (1,525,023)
Proceeds from notes and loans payable to related parties 865,000 --
Repayments of notes and loans payable to related parties (575,000) --
Net cash provided by financing activities (552,483) (417,395)
Net (Decrease) Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents (168,699) 35,378
Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period 411,259 164,610
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period $ 242,560 $ 199,988

CONTACT: Company: Aimee Lev-Har Corporate Secretary (954) 252-3440, ext 313 Investor Relations: Craig Mychajluk, Kei Advisors LLC (716) 843-3832 cmychajluk@keiadvisors.comSource:Capstone Companies, Inc.