CARLSBAD, CA – March 6, 2015 – SPY Inc. (OTCBB: XSPY)today announced financial results for the year ended December 31, 2014.
Fourth quarter sales were $9.8 million in 2014, an increase of 13.2% or $1.2 million more than in the fourth quarter of 2013. The increase in our net sales was primarily driven by strong goggle sales and continued growth in our prescription frames. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales was 46.8% for the quarter ended December 31, 2014, compared to 47.0% for the same period in 2013.
Annual sales were $38.1 million in 2014, an increase of 0.9% or $0.3 million more than in the year ended December 31, 2013. Sales included lower closeout sales of $2.0 million in 2014, compared to $2.8 million in 2013. The overall increase in net sales during the 2014 period was principally attributable to higher sales of our prescription frames and goggle lines. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales was 50.6% for the year ended December 31, 2014, compared to 49.9% for the year ended December 31, 2013.
“In the fourth quarter, we were once again happy with our continued positive sales trend and with such significant growth in our top three major categories: prescription frames, snow goggles and sunglasses,” said Michael Marckx, president and CEO. “We achieved a solid operating profit margin driven by the success of our snow goggle line, which for the first time included our proprietary Happy Lens™. We are also excited by the increases achieved in our sun and prescription frame categories and believe these trends will continue as we move through the first quarter of this year.”
Mr. Marckx continued, “In 2015, we are focused on building our business in the prescription frame channel, as well as the sporting and outdoor channels. As a portion of our goal to grow our snow goggle business and the outdoor channel we have positioned ourselves to achieve continued growth from the investments that we made in the sponsorships with Powdr Resorts and those that we are making in 2015 with Boyne Resorts.
In addition, we are very committed to driving growth in SPY’s e-commerce business with our online partners. This growth, along with a further expansion of our Happy Lens™ offering, improving our product margins and controlling our expenses will carry SPY to a successful and happy 2015.”
Income from operations increased by $0.5 million to $0.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to a loss from operations of approximately $0.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. The $0.5 million increase was primarily due to the increase in sales and partially offset by a 20 basis point decrease in gross profit as a percent of sales. Additionally, total operating expenses in the fourth quarter of 2014 were higher by $0.3 million, compared to the fourth quarter of 2013.
Income from operations increased by $0.5 million to $0.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2014, compared to $0.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2013. The $0.5 million increase was primarily due to the increase in sales and a 70 basis point improvement in gross profit as a percent of sales. Additionally, total operating expenses for the year ended December 31, 2014 were lower by $0.1 million, compared to the same period in 2013.
The Company incurred a net loss of $0.4 million and $1.3 million during the fourth quarter of 2014 and 2013, respectively.
The Company incurred a net loss of $1.9 million and $2.9 million during the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.
The results of our operations for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 are more fully discussed in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 5, 2015.
We have a happy disrespect for the usual way of looking (at life) and the need to SEE HAPPY. It is this mindset that drives us to design, market, and distribute premium products for people who “live” to be outdoors, pushing the boundaries in action sports, motorsports, snow sports, cycling and multi-sports. We actively support the lifestyle subcultures that surround these pursuits, and as a result our products serve the broader fashion, music and entertainment markets of the youth culture. Our reason for being is to create the unusual and this is what helps us deliver distinctive products to people who are active, fun and a bit irreverent, like us. Our principal products — sunglasses, goggles and prescription frames — are marketed with fun and creativity under the SPY® brand. More information about SPY may be obtained from: www.spyoptic.com, www.facebook.com/spyoptic, Twitter @spyoptic and Instagram @spyoptic.
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|SPY INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|(Thousands, except number of shares and per share amounts)|
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Accounts receivable, net||7,171||6,543|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||796||680|
|Income taxes receivable||-||3|
|Total current assets||16,015||13,784|
|Property and equipment, net||509||438|
|Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $818 and $782 at December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively||37||72|
|Other long-term assets||44||63|
|Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit|
|Lines of credit||$||6,775||$||4,024|
|Current portion of capital leases||73||77|
|Current portion of notes payable||16||16|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||3,910||3,069|
|Total current liabilities||11,990||8,488|
|Capital leases, less current portion||22||92|
|Notes payable, less current portion||-||16|
|Notes payable to stockholders||21,568||21,452|
|Preferred stock: par value $0.0001; 5,000,000 authorized; none issued||-||-|
|Common stock: par value $0.0001; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 13,392,293 and 13,184,876 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively||1||1|
|Additional paid-in capital||46,043||45,331|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||450||520|
|Total stockholders’ deficit||(16,975||)||(15,691||)|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit||$||16,605||$||14,357|
|SPY INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS|
|(Thousands, except per share amounts)|
|Three Months Ended
|Cost of sales||5,199||4,571||18,831||18,921|
|Sales and marketing||2,790||2,547||11,506||11,314|
|General and administrative||1,405||1,607||5,692||6,112|
|Shipping and warehousing||122||155||540||534|
|Research and development||140||158||661||502|
|Total operating expenses||4,457||4,144||18,399||18,462|
|Income (loss) from operations||112||(577||)||890||399|
|Foreign currency transaction loss||32||116||138||290|
|Total other expense||(535||)||(855||)||(2,813)||(3,261)|
|Loss before provision for income taxes||(423||)||(1,265||)||(1,923)||(2,862)|
|Income tax provision||-||-||3||-|
|Net loss per share of Common Stock|
|Basic and diluted||$||(0.03)||$||(0.10)||$||(0.14)||$||(0.22)|
|Shares used in computing net loss per share of Common Stock|
|Basic and diluted||13,388||13,185||13,331||13,155|
|Other comprehensive income (loss):|
|Foreign currency translation adjustment||$||941||$||(107||)||$||703||$||(239)|
|Unrealized gain (loss) on foreign currency exposure of net investment in foreign operations||(963||)||118||(773||)||265|
|Total other comprehensive income (loss)||(22||)||11||(70||)||26|
CONTACTS: Maddy Isbell /PR Manager /760-804-8420 /Fax: 760-804-8442 /Source: SPY Inc.
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