SPY Inc. Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter 2015 / SPY Inc. Reports Net Sales of $9.1 million for theThree Months Ended March 31, 2015

CARLSBAD, CA--( May 05, 2015) - SPY Inc. (OTCBB: XSPY) today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

First quarter sales were $9.1 million in 2015, a decrease of 0.7% or $0.1 million less than in the first quarter of 2014. The decrease in our net sales was primarily driven by lower sales of our sunglasses, partially offset by higher sales in our goggles and prescription frame product lines. Gross profit as a percentage of net sales was 54.8% for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, compared to 52.0% for the same period in 2014.

"I am quite happy with our results this first quarter, with only a slight dip in our sales trend despite the continued contraction of the action sports retail sector and the detrimental shift in global exchange rates," said Michael Marckx, SPY president and CEO. "In fact, excluding those areas impacted by the very negative exchange rate changes, our business would have once again enjoyed substantial growth in the first quarter. Despite these challenges we achieved an improved operating profit margin driven by stronger gross margins, which were made possible by the success of our newer premium products across all categories. We are very excited about the increases in our optical channel and the tremendous growth in the pre-orders for our snow business, which will have a very positive bearing on our second half results this year."

Mr. Marckx continued, "For the remainder of 2015, we will continue to focus on our growing e-Commerce business, expanding key accounts in the sporting goods and outdoor channels, as well as the new opportunities through our POWDR and BOYNE resort partnerships. And, as I mentioned, growing our optical business is very important for our business as well as effectively sharing our Happy Lens story. Finally, we will continue to create ways to support our existing core action sports retail partners. These key initiatives, plus a further expansion of our Happy Lens' offering, improving our product margins and controlling our expenses will enable us to deliver a happy 2015."

Income from operations increased by $0.1 million to $0.2 million for the first quarter of 2015, compared to income from operations of approximately $0.1 million in the first quarter of 2014. The $0.1 million increase was primarily due to a 280 basis point increase in gross profit as a percent of sales. Additionally, total operating expenses in the first quarter of 2015 were higher by $0.1 million, compared to the first quarter of 2014.

The Company incurred a net loss of $0.4 million and $0.7 million during the first quarter of 2015 and 2014, respectively.

The results of our operations for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 are more fully discussed in our Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2015, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 5, 2015.

SPY Inc.:

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.

Safe Harbor Statement:

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or future financial performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "feel," "estimate," "predict," "hope," the negative of such terms, expressions of optimism or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions. Actual events or results may differ materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in our forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to lack of continuity and effectiveness of our management team, our ability to generate sufficient incremental sales of our core SPY® brand and new products to recoup our significant investments in sales and marketing, our ability to lower our expenses or otherwise reduce our breakeven point on an operating basis, our ability to maintain or increase the availability of our existing credit facilities and otherwise finance our strategic objectives, and the other risks identified from time to time in our filings made with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results. Moreover, except as required by law, we assume no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of such forward-looking statements and undertake no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements.

(Thousands, except number of shares and per share amounts) 
   March 31,   December 31,  
   2015   2014  
Current assets           
 Cash  $552   $351  
 Accounts receivable, net   5,385    7,171  
 Inventories, net   6,686    7,697  
 Prepaid expenses and other current assets   604    796  
  Total current assets   13,227    16,015  
Property and equipment, net   592    509  
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $822 and $818 at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively   33    37  
Other long-term assets   12    44  
  Total assets  $13,864   $16,605  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit           
Current liabilities           
 Lines of credit  $5,055   $6,775  
 Current portion of capital leases   34    73  
 Current portion of notes payable   12    16  
 Accounts payable   1,837    1,216  
 Accrued expenses and other liabilities   2,701    3,910  
  Total current liabilities   9,639    11,990  
Capital leases, less current portion   -    22  
Notes payable to stockholders   21,553    21,568  
  Total liabilities   31,192    33,580  
Stockholders' deficit           
 Preferred stock: par value $0.0001; 5,000,000 authorized; none issued   -    -  
 Common stock: par value $0.0001; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 13,411,044 and 13,392,293 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively   1    1  
 Additional paid-in capital   46,146    46,043  
 Accumulated other comprehensive income   403    450  
 Accumulated deficit   (63,878 )  (63,469 )
  Total stockholders' deficit   (17,328 )  (16,975 )
  Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit  $13,864   $16,605  
(Thousands, except per share amounts)
   Three Months Ended March 31,  
   2015   2014
Net sales  $9,131  $9,192
Cost of sales   4,125   4,412
 Gross profit   5,006   4,780
Operating expenses:        
 Sales and marketing   3,159   2,920
 General and administrative   1,363   1,483
 Shipping and warehousing   128   140
 Research and development   163   153
  Total operating expenses   4,813   4,696
 Income from operations   193   84
Other income (expense):        
 Interest expense   (488)   (757)
 Foreign currency transaction loss   (113)   (67)
 Other income   1   1
  Total other expense   (600)   (823)
 Loss before provision for income taxes   (407)   (739)
Income tax expense   2   3
Net loss  $(409)  $(742)
Net loss per share of Common Stock        
  Basic and Diluted  $(0.03)  $(0.06)
Shares used in computing net loss per share of Common Stock        
  Basic and Diluted   13,410   13,222
Other comprehensive income gain (loss)        
 Foreign currency translation adjustment gain (loss)   579   (94)
 Unrealized gain (loss) on foreign currency exposure of net investment in foreign operations   (626)   93
  Total other comprehensive loss   (47)   (1)
Comprehensive loss  $(456)  $(743)

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