SOURCE: Celsius Holdings, Inc.

Celsius Holdings, Inc.

November 07, 2011 07:30 ET

Celsius Holdings Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results Debt Restructuring and Management Changes

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - Nov 7, 2011) - Celsius Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CELH), the creator and marketer of Celsius®, Your Ultimate Fitness Partner®, today reported their results of operations for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011.

Revenue for the third quarter totaled $2.5 million as compared to $1.7 million for the same quarter in 2010, an increase of 47%. A significant portion of this increase related to a reduction of discounts and promotions this year as compared to last year's third quarter.

Revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 totaled $6.8 million versus $8.2 million in the same period last year, a decrease of 17%.

The Company recorded a net loss of $278,000 for the third quarter compared to a net loss of $5.0 million in the same quarter a year ago, or $(.01) and $(.27) per share respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2011, the Company recorded a net loss of $1.2 million or $(.06) per share compared to a net loss of $14 million or $(.81) per share for the same period a year ago. The reduction of the loss in the current periods is mainly due to a reduction in selling and marketing expenses.

The Company also announced a restructuring of its long term debt obligation with CDS Ventures of South Florida, LLC (CDS). At September 30th, the terms of the $2 million convertible debt was amended as follows:

Previous Terms New Terms
Due Date September 2012 September 2014
Interest rate Libor +7% 6%
Conversion price $10.20 $.30

On September 30th, $500,000 of the convertible debt was converted into 1,666,667 common shares.

In addition, our $3 million line of credit with CDS (of which $2.25 million was outstanding as of September 30, 2011), were amended as follows:

Previous Terms New Terms
Limit $3.0 million $3.25 million
Due Date September 2012 September 2014
Interest rate 5% no change

The Company today also announced the appointment of Mr. Gerry David as Chief Executive Officer and President of Celsius. He is a seasoned executive with over 35 years experience in start-up, turn around and fast growth businesses. Prior to joining Celsius, Mr. David served as Executive Vice President of the Consumer Products Group for Oragenics Inc., a publically traded company. He led the planning, implementation and growth of this new division globally. Prior to joining Oragenics, Inc. Mr. David held several executive positions with consumer product companies with varied distribution channels.

Mr. David stated, "I am pleased to be joining the Celsius management team. The Celsius product represents a breakthrough in the functional beverage market. The world's first and only healthy negative calorie drink. A key attraction for me was the credible science that substantiates our powerful benefit claims. The company has done an outstanding job of getting the Celsius brand placed on the shelves of thousands of retail outlets. The focus now is driving consumers into the stores. We are finalizing our 2012 marketing plan which will leverage social/digital media, Direct Response TV, Electronic Retail TV and other strong marketing vehicles including sampling programs in health and fitness clubs nationwide. Opportunities in 2012 for Celsius are not just domestic, but global. We are seeing strong acceptance of our product in several countries and our plan is to grow our international business. Celsius is positioned for an exciting 2012."

Steve Haley, the Company's previous CEO will remain as a consultant with the Company on an as needed basis.

The Company also announced that Carl DeSantis increased his beneficial ownership in the Company's outstanding common shares from 42% to 52%.

Celsius Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CELH) markets Celsius®, Your Ultimate Fitness Partner ®, which is backed by science. Celsius is dedicated to providing healthier, everyday refreshment through science and innovation. Information about Celsius Holdings, Inc. and Celsius, Your Ultimate Fitness Partner ®, is available at

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Celsius Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
September 30 December 31
ASSETS 2011 2010
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 130,218 $ 1,320,665
*Accounts receivable, net 448,805 498,708
Inventories, net 993,429 1,563,753
Other current assets 111,801 138,310
Total current assets 1,684,253 3,521,436
Property, fixtures and equipment, net 75,636 101,895
Total Assets $ 1,759,889 $ 3,623,331
Current liabilities:
*Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 1,109,437 $ 2,077,735
Due to related parties, short-term portion 19,719 63,882
Total current liabilities 1,129,156 2,141,617
Convertible note payable, related party 1,500,000 2,000,000
Note due to related parties 2,250,000 2,000,000
Total Liabilities 4,879,156 6,141,617
Stockholders' Equity (Deficit):
Common stock 20,182 18,515
Additional paid-in capital 36,692,874 36,101,998
Accumulated deficit (39,832,323 ) (38,638,799 )
Total Stockholders' Equity (Deficit) (3,119,267 ) (2,518,286 )
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity (Deficit) $ 1,759,889 $ 3,623,331

*Note: Customer discounts and promotion payables were previously classified as a liability in 2010. These amounts have been restated and netted against accounts receivable for all periods presented.

Celsius Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
For the Three Months
Ended September 30,
For the Nine Months
Ended September 30,
2011 2010 2011 2010
Net revenue $ 2,535,555 $ 1,729,322 $ 6,773,653 $ 8,209,632
Cost of goods sold 1,626,395 1,741,847 4,211,521 5,483,775
Gross profit 909,160 27,475 2,562,132 2,725,857
Selling and marketing expenses 593,409 4,255,134 2,236,746 12,931,397
General and administrative expenses 528,115 772,486 1,330,312 3,062,816
Loss from operations (212,434 ) (5,000,145 ) (1,004,926 ) (13,268,356 )
Interest expense, net 65,406 36,741 188,599 647,298
Net loss $ (277,840 ) $ (5,036,886 ) $ (1,193,525 ) $ (13,915,654 )
Basic and diluted:
Weighted average shares outstanding 18,533,591 18,448,553 18,521,680 17,197,246
Loss per share $ (0.01 ) $ (0.27 ) $ (0.06 ) $ (0.81 )

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