FRISCO, TX--(Marketwire - April 01, 2013) - OxySure® Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: OXYS) ("OxySure," or the "Company"), today reported financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.
Fiscal Year 2012 Highlights
- Revenues increased 46%, led by an 43% increase in product sales in the United States
- Gross profit increased 113%; gross margins up from 44.2% to 64.6%
- General & administrative expenses down 14%
- Interest expense down by $401,594 or 66%
- Notes payable decreased by $2,252,789
- Stockholder equity increased by $2,125,014
- Cash outflows from operations increased by $569,004
- Net loss per share for the year down from $.10 to $.04
Julian T. Ross, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of OxySure stated, "We continued to build our brand and increase sales in our commercial market segment. We added Global Industrial, a division of Systemax and AED Professionals in the U.S. and Aero Healthcare to sell our products in Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. We have opportunistically invested in our sales and marketing initiatives, which include the addition of three territory representatives and several agents. These investments are just beginning to show results and we expect to see the financial contribution from these efforts accelerate in future quarters."
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, revenues increased by 46% to $269,697 from $185,209 in the comparable period last year. The increase was driven by a 43% increase in product sales in the United States. In fiscal year 2012, the Company added a significant new distributor in the AED sector, expanding its presence in the "AED companion market." While revenues from K-12 education markets remained stable, revenues from international customers were strong, increasing by approximately 49% compared to 2011. The Company also expanded its commercial customer base, adding Halliburton, Oshkosh, Kinder Morgan, and Four Seasons to its growing list of marquee customers. Unit cartridge reorder rates were especially encouraging, representing approximately 35% of base unit sales for a 24-month sample period ending December 2012. This is consistent with historical trends of rising reorders as customers become more accustomed to OxySure's products.
Gross profit was $174,110 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012, an increase of 113%, primarily due to the combined effect of an increase in service revenues, and an increase in product gross margins. Gross margin was 64.6%, up significantly from 44.2% in 2011.
Selling, general and administrative expenses were $1,020,298 compared to $1,150,786 for fiscal year 2011. The Company increased sales and marketing expenses by 405% to $76,427 as it expanded its sales, branding and investor relations efforts. General and administrative expenses fell by 14% to $943,872 as a result of primarily as a result of a decrease in depreciation expense and employee stock option expense, offset by an increase in amortization expense.
Interest expense fell 66% from $608,316 during 2011 to $206,722 during 2012.
Net loss decreased to $828,272, or $0.04 per share, compared to $1,532,399 or $0.10 per share. The weighted average shares outstanding were 19,862,088 and 15,930,327 for fiscal year 2012 and 2011, respectively. The Company converted $2,433,850 of notes payable into common stock during 2012 at an aggregate conversion price of $1.42 per share.
Total assets increased by $267,863 to $1,215,797 at December 31, 2012. The Company increased its cash outflows from operations by $569,004 primarily as a result of the combined effects of a reduction in net loss, and an improvement in amortization expense. The Company is opportunistically evaluating various debt and equity options to finance its growth.
OxySure enters 2013 in a strong competitive position. Over the past twelve months, the Company has:
- Expanded its distribution footprint significantly in the U.S. and internationally by adding new distributors such as Global Industrial, a division of Systemax, Amazon and AED Professionals;
- Added a comprehensive group of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) offerings to provide its customers, distributors and agents a total solution for medical emergency preparedness;
- Opportunistically invested in operational efficiencies; and
- Significantly reduced its debt to allow for more financial flexibility.
The Company will focus on enhancing its competitive position across three areas: sales and marketing, regulatory approvals and product costs. These initiatives and investments will result in higher sales for OxySure in the future by allowing deeper and wider penetration if its existing markets, and by developing new markets. At the same time, they will expand OxySure's leadership position in the emergency/short duration oxygen market and the pre-hospital medical emergency market in general.
"We strive to maintain our culture of innovation by developing new products and by combining them with complimentary, third party products in high growth markets, such as our six new brands of AEDs and related AED accessories," concluded Mr. Ross. "We will continue to enter new markets and adjunct product categories by leveraging our core technology and sales infrastructure."
OxySure's CEO Julian Ross will host the conference call to discuss the Company's fiscal year 2012 results.
Date: Monday, April 1, 2013
Time: 4:45 pm ET
US Dial-In: 1-877-317-6776
International Dial-In: 1-412-317-6776
Conference ID: OxySure
Please dial in at least 10-minutes before the call to ensure timely participation.
A playback of the call will be available until 11:30 am ET on April 9, 2013. To listen, call +1-877-344-7529 within the United States or +1-412-317-0088 when calling internationally. Please use the replay PIN number 10026840. The playback of the call will also be made available on the investor relations section of the Company's website.
About OxySure Systems, Inc.
OxySure Systems, Inc. (OXYS) is a medical technology company that focuses on the design, manufacture and distribution of specialty respiratory and medical solutions. The company pioneered a safe and easy to use solution to produce medically pure (USP) oxygen from inert powders. The company owns numerous issued patents and patents pending on this technology which makes the provision of emergency oxygen safer, more accessible and easier to use than traditional oxygen provision systems. OxySure's products improve access to emergency oxygen that affects the survival, recovery and safety of individuals in several areas of need: (1) Public and private places and settings where medical emergencies can occur; (2) Individuals at risk for cardiac, respiratory or general medical distress needing immediate help prior to emergency medical care arrival; and (3) Those requiring immediate protection and escape from exposure situations or oxygen-deficient situations in industrial, mining, military, or other "Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health" (IDLH) environments. www.OxySure.com
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