SOURCE: OurPet's

February 21, 2007 08:15 ET

OurPet's Company Reports Record 2006 Fourth-Quarter and Year-End Financial Results

Fourth-Quarter Revenues Up 81.5%; Fourth-Quarter Net Income Up 301.6%; Full-Year Revenues Up 43.8%; Full-Year Net Income Up 120.6%

FAIRPORT HARBOR, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 21, 2007 -- OurPet's Company (OTCBB: OPCO), a growing designer, developer, producer and marketer of accessory and consumable pet products, today reported financial results for the 2006 fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2006.

Net revenues for the 2006 fourth quarter increased 81.5 percent to $2,882,167 from $1,588,034 in the same period a year ago. Gross margin, as a percent of sales for the 2006 fourth quarter, was 28.5 percent compared to 29.7 percent in the 2005 fourth quarter. Net income for the 2006 fourth quarter was $337,221 compared to $83,968 for the same period in 2005, or an improvement of 301.6 percent. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2006 includes the gain from the extraordinary item for the forgiveness of debt of $87,500 which did not occur in 2005. Earnings, before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), for the 2006 fourth quarter increased 175.2 percent to $473,394, compared to $172,037 for the 2005 fourth quarter.

Revenues for 2006 increased 43.8 percent to $9,441,697 from $6,566,407 in the comparable period last year. For 2006, the gross margin was 27.2 percent, compared to 27.7 percent in 2005. Net income for 2006 was $560,925, compared to $254,238 for the same period in 2005 -- an improvement of 120.6 percent. EBITDA for 2006 increased 86.8 percent to $1,089,659 from $583,359 for 2005.

Dr. Steven Tsengas, President and CEO, stated, "The Company reported record revenues and earnings for both the 2006 fourth quarter and full year that exceeded our expectations. Further, the 2006 fourth quarter earnings are equal to what they were for the 2005 full year. The Company's growth over the fourth quarter and full year is a result of increased acceptance of our products with consumers, the addition of Pet Zone products, successful marketing efforts and benefits from our previously disclosed cost reduction initiatives.

"The second half of the year is normally the strongest period of the year and we are pleased to report that the second half had record sales and earnings, which bodes well for the coming year, as we introduce significant new products that we feel answer the needs of pet owners. While we are optimistic about the year, we expect our growth in the 2007 first half to be more in line with historic first half growth rates as a result of new product launches, customer purchasing decisions, manufacturing lead times and the seasonality associated with the pet industry. We are working hard to increase our customer distribution and with our suppliers to limit these quarter-to-quarter fluctuations. We are excited about the coming year and look forward to sharing our successes."

About OurPet's Company

OurPet's designs, produces and markets a broad line of innovative, high-quality accessory and consumable pet products in the U.S. and overseas. Investors and customers may visit www.ourpets.com for more information about the Company and its products.

Certain of the matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: business conditions and growth in the industry; general economic conditions; addition or loss of significant customers; the loss of key personnel; product development; competition; risks of doing business abroad; foreign government regulations; fluctuations in foreign rates; rising costs for raw materials and the unavailability of sources of supply; the timing of orders booked; and the other risks that are described from time to time in OurPet's SEC reports.

                   OURPET'S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
           CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS


                         Three Months Ended            Year Ended
                            December 31,               December 31,
                    --------------------------  --------------------------
                        2006          2005          2006          2005
                    ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
Net revenue         $  2,882,167  $  1,588,034  $  9,441,697  $  6,566,407
Cost of goods sold     2,060,682     1,116,116     6,874,036     4,745,084
                    ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
   Gross profit on
    sales                821,485       471,918     2,567,661     1,821,323
Selling, general
 and administrative
  Expenses               544,630       367,225     1,934,482     1,487,351
                    ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
   Income from
    operations           276,855       104,693       633,179       333,972
Other income
 (expense), net           15,539         5,575         7,643        (1,331)
Interest expense         (42,673)      (26,300)     (167,397)      (78,403)
                    ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
   Income before
    extraordinary
    item                 249,721        83,968       473,425       254,238
Extraordinary
 item-debt
 forgiveness              87,500             -        87,500             -
                    ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
   Net income       $    337,221  $     83,968  $    560,925  $    254,238
                    ============  ============  ============  ============

Basic and diluted
 earnings per
 common share
 after dividend
 requirements for
 preferred stock:
   Income before
    extraordinary
    item            $       0.02  $       0.01  $       0.03  $       0.02
   Extraordinary
    item                       -             -             -             -
                    ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------
   Net Income       $       0.02  $       0.01  $       0.03  $       0.02
                    ============  ============  ============  ============

Weighted average
 number of common
 and equivalent
 shares outstanding
 used to calculate
 basic and diluted
 earnings per
 share                15,837,788    12,074,872    15,522,099    11,930,298


                      OURPET'S COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
                        CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

                                                December 31,  December 31,
                                                    2006          2005
                                                ------------- -------------
 ASSETS
   Cash and equivalents                         $      30,400 $       6,477
   Receivables, net                                 1,160,832       930,772
   Inventories                                      2,848,980     2,060,172
   Prepaid expenses                                    48,231        98,964
                                                ------------- -------------
           Total current assets                     4,088,443     3,096,385

   Property and equipment, net                      2,058,201       862,719
   Other                                              329,735       218,976
                                                ------------- -------------

           Total assets                         $   6,476,379 $   4,178,080
                                                ============= =============

 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
   Short-term borrowings and current
    maturities of long-term debt                $   1,548,911 $   1,219,185
   Accounts payable                                 1,020,645       867,612
   Accrued expenses                                   164,973       150,687
                                                ------------- -------------
           Total current liabilities                2,734,529     2,237,484

   Long-term debt                                     211,132        22,843
   Stockholders' Equity                             3,530,718     1,917,753
                                                ------------- -------------

            Total liabilities and
             stockholders' equity               $   6,476,379 $   4,178,080
                                                ============= =============
OurPet's Company
1300 East Street
Fairport Harbor, OH
44077-5573, USA
(800) 565-2695
Phone (440) 354-6500
Fax (440) 354-9129
www.ourpets.com

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    OurPet's, Company
    Dr. Steven Tsengas
    (440) 354-6500 (Ext. 111)

    INVESTOR RELATIONS:
    SM Berger & Company, Inc.
    Andrew Berger
    (216) 464-6400