Richard Ransom, President and Chief Financial Officer, stated, “I am pleased with the results for the quarter and glad that we were able to post a significant profit for our shareholders.
Wayne, PA (PRWEB) May 15, 2013
International Commercial Television, Inc. (OTCQB: ICTL) ("ICTV" or "the Company"), a company employing prominently profiled infomercial campaigns to market and brand unique products to the global consumer through multi-channels of distribution, is announcing the following:
On May 14, 2013, the Company filed its first quarter Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2013. Here are the financial highlights for the first quarter 2013:
- Revenues increased by 367% to $12,400,233, as compared with $2,655,311 in the first quarter 2012;
- Gross margin percentage improved by 9% to 72%, up from 63% for the same period last year;
- Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) (as defined and reconciled to GAAP) were $1,514,553 as compared with $96,191 for the first quarter 2012;
- Net income for the period was $1,168,559, compared with a net loss of $21,608 for the same period in 2012;
- Basic earnings per share for the period was $0.06, up from a loss per share of $0.00 for the first quarter 2012.
There are three significant reasons for the increase in net income. The first reason was the increase in gross margin of 432%. Since sales of both DermaWand and DermaVital increased significantly, the Company was able to take advantage of pricing discounts based on the quantity of goods it purchased from its suppliers. In addition, the gross margin also increased due to a higher percentage of sales coming from the DRTV business, which generates the highest margins.
The second reason for the increase in net income was the increase in continuity sales generated from the monthly shipments of the Company’s DermaVital skincare products. Sales from DermaVital were approximately $1,036,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, compared with sales of approximately $147,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Since these sales occur after the expense of acquiring the customer has already occurred (i.e. media expenses, telemarketing expenses, etc.), the profit margin on these particular sales is high, compared to the initial DRTV sale that results directly from the running of an infomercial.
The third major reason for the increase in net income was the increase in sales from our international distribution. Sales to 3rd party international distributors were approximately $993,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, compared with sales of approximately $595,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. These sales are also highly profitable as the Company incurs no expense of acquiring the customers, just the cost of goods.
Richard Ransom, President and Chief Financial Officer, stated, “I am pleased with the results for the quarter and glad that we were able to post a significant profit for our shareholders. As we progress through 2013, I am very excited about the new projects that will be rolling out. Our management’s focus is to sustain the growth the Company has experienced over the past five quarters. Our goal is to grow by expanding our customer base through introducing new products to the market and taking our current brands into new markets, increasing our transactions per customer by creating high quality continuity programs that are flexible to our customer’s needs, and increasing our revenue per transaction. The Company will communicate with our shareholders regularly with updates as we progress in implementing our plans for growth 2013.”
The Company encourages all investors and interested parties to visit its corporate website: (http://www.ictvonline.com). Anyone who is interested in receiving direct communication with the latest news about the Company can go to the website and sign up to receive the Investor Newsletter. The Company also post regular updates on its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ICTVONLINE.
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About International Commercial Television, Inc.
Headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, International Commercial Television, Inc. is a rapidly expanding global consumer products company marketing unique and effective products in clearly defined market segments particularly health and beauty, fitness and leisure sports and children’s products, with distribution channels in place in over 35 countries worldwide. The Company utilizes a distinctive marketing strategy and multi-channel distribution model to develop, market, and sell their products. Marketing and distribution of the Company's products is done through infomercials, live home shopping television, specialty outlets, online shopping, and other forms of distribution.
Non-GAAP Financial Information
Adjusted EBITDA is defined as income from continuing operations before depreciation, amortization, interest expense, interest income, and stock-based compensation. Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to replace operating income, net income, cash flow or other measures of financial performance reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Rather, Adjusted EBITDA is an important measure used by management to assess the operating performance of the Company. Adjusted EBITDA as defined here may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies due to differences in accounting policies.
The matters discussed in this press release may contain "forward-looking statements" (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). The Company intends that the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, apply to forward-looking statements made by ICTV. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements as they may involve risks and uncertainties. The actual results that ICTV achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties.
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International Commercial Television, Inc.
1-484-598-2300 Ext 313