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Second Quarter 2018 Net Revenue Increased 73% to $1.1 Million
Third Quarter-to-Date Revenue Already Exceeds Second Quarter $1.1 Million
Expanding Military, School and Foodservice Channels Expected to Drive Strong Third and Fourth Quarter 2018 Sequential Revenue Growth
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Barfresh Food Group, Inc. (OTCQB: BRFH), a manufacturer of frozen, ready-to-blend beverages, is providing an update on recent business developments in conjunction with the filing of its form 10-Q for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.
Riccardo Delle Coste, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “I’m pleased to announce second quarter net sales of $1.1 million, gross margin improvement of 100 basis points to 52.2% and a reduction in personnel related costs of 23%. As we enter the back half of 2018, we expect a dramatic ramp in sales due to many factors, including: (1) the national account of 1,000 foodservice locations announced earlier this year will have a meaningful impact on sales going forward; (2) we are in contract with over 200 school locations as we enter the new 2018/2019 school year compared to 30 school locations at this time last year; and (3) we are contract to sell our product into approximately 45 military base locations during the fall compared to no military base locations at this time last year.”
Mr. Delle Coste continued, “In addition, we expect to realize further acceleration into this upcoming school year and build upon our current number of schools and also increase the number of military bases that are serving our products. We also continue to make progress with national accounts and expect to announce further wins in the near future.”
US GAAP revenue for the second quarter of 2018 was $1,086,000, an increase of 73%, as compared to $629,000 in the second quarter of 2017. Gross margin for the second quarter was 52.2%, an improvement over last year’s second quarter gross margin of 51.2%. The improvement was driven by a number of factors, including leverage gained from the larger scale of production and product mix. Operating loss for the second quarter of 2018 narrowed to $1.8 million, as compared with $2.2 million in the second quarter of 2017, an improvement of $345,000, which was primarily driven by the higher sales and resulting gross margin, as well as lower G&A expense resulting from the Company’s sales force realignment.
As of June 30, 2018, the Company had $854,000 of cash and $1.4 million of inventory on its balance sheet. After the close of the quarter, the Company raised an additional $550,000 of cash from the exercise of warrants. The private placement of convertible notes that was initiated in February 2018 provides Barfresh with access to a second tranche of funding upon satisfying a second milestone, defined as entering into a material agreement with a national account for the sale of its products into approximately 2,500 new locations. The Company expects to meet this milestone and obtain the second tranche of funding, in the amount of approximately $1.7 million.
The conference call to discuss these results is scheduled for today, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at 1:30 pm Pacific Time (4:30 pm Eastern Time). Listeners can dial (877) 407-4018 in North America, and international listeners can dial (201) 689-8471. Participants from the Company will be Riccardo Delle Coste, Founder and CEO, Joseph Cugine, President, and Joseph Tesoriero, CFO.
A telephonic playback will be available approximately two hours after the call concludes and will be available through Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Listeners in North America can dial (844) 512-2921, and international listeners can dial (412) 317-6671. Passcode is 13682050.
Interested parties may also listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call by logging onto the company's website at www.barfresh.com in the Investors-Presentations section.
About Barfresh Food Group
Barfresh Food Group, Inc. (OTCQB: BRFH) is a developer, manufacturer and distributor of ready-to-blend beverages, including smoothies, shakes and frappes, primarily for restaurant chains and the foodservice industry. The company's proprietary, patented system uses portion-controlled pre-packaged beverage ingredients that deliver freshly made frozen beverages that are quick, cost efficient, better for you and without waste. Barfresh has an exclusive distribution partnership with the leading food distributor in North America. For more information, please visit www.barfresh.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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