SOURCE: The PAWS Pet Company

The PAWS Pet Company

November 14, 2011 16:30 ET

The PAWS Pet Company Beats Expectations, Reports Third Quarter 2011 Revenues Increase by 62% to $577,000; Reports Gross Profit of $213,000

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 14, 2011) - The PAWS Pet Company, Inc. (OTCQB: PAWS) (PINKSHEETS: PAWS) or "the Company," the innovative pet services company, reported record financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011, including significant revenue increases for the three and nine-months period, first-time gross profits and net income for the three months ended September 30, 2011.

"Our Pet Airways subsidiary continued revenue growth in the third quarter of 2011, and we are pleased to report a positive gross profit of $213,751, one quarter ahead of guidance," commented Andrew Warner, President and CFO of The PAWS Pet Company. "Our positive gross profits were driven by flight schedule optimizations implemented this quarter."

Highlights for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2011

  • Revenue for the third quarter of 2011 increased 63% to $578,000 compared to $356,000 in the third quarter of 2010.
  • Revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 jumped by 71% to $1,490,000 compared to $873,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2010.
  • Gross profit for the third quarter of 2011 was $214,000 or 37% of revenues compared to a gross margin loss of $(235,000) in the third quarter of 2010.
  • Net income for the third quarter of 2011 was $6.4 million or $0.14 per common share, including $7.2 million in non-cash warrant liability benefit associated with the Socius financing, compared to net loss of $2.2 million or $0.06 per common share in the third quarter of 2010.

Dan Wiesel, Chairman and CEO of The PAWS Pet Company, added, "We are excited to report results that exceeded our expectations for the third quarter. As we move toward 2012, we look forward to further expansion and growth."

Updated Guidance

Based on our ability to meet the conditions of the Socius agreement, or raise significant additional capital from other sources during the remainder of 2011 to fund our growth, and other operating assumptions detailed in the Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 8, 2011, the Company now expects full year 2011 revenues to grow between 15% and 30% compared to full year 2010 revenues. The Company expects continued revenue growth and positive gross margins in 2012, and to be breakeven on a cash basis in the fourth quarter of 2012.

About The PAWS Pet Company

The PAWS Pet Company, Inc. provides innovative pet services. Its wholly owned subsidiary Pet Airways is the only airline specifically designed for the safe and comfortable transportation of pets. Pet Airways' Pawsengers™ travel in the specially equipped main cabin of its planes -- where pets are continuously monitored by an In-Flight Pet Attendant and the climate is controlled for maximum pet comfort. With Pet Airways, pet parents can be assured their pets will be treated with tender, loving care by pet professionals throughout the journey. The airline launched flight operations in 2009 and serves coast-to-coast destinations across the United States.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes statements that may constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical facts, including, without limitation, statements regarding future financial position, business strategy, budgets, projected sales, projected costs, and management objectives, are forward-looking statements. Terminology such as "may," "will," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "estimates," "anticipates," "illustrates", or "believes" or the negative thereof, any variation thereon or similar terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from the results proposed in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from our expectations include, but are not limited to: the costs and availability of financing; our ability to maintain adequate liquidity; our ability to execute our business plan; our ability to control costs; our ability to attract and retain customers; transportation demand; general economic conditions; costs of aviation fuel; competitive pricing pressures; governmental regulation; weather conditions; and statements of assumption underlying any of the foregoing, as well as other factors set forth under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 8, 2011 and other filings with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements which speak only as of the date of this press release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. We assume no duty to update or revise our forward-looking statements based on changes.

Tables Follow --

September 30, 2011 December 31, 2010
ASSETS (Unaudited) (Audited)
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 23,805 $ 1,511,057
Receivables and prepaid expenses 80,789 242,488
Deferred financing fees 427,073 -
Total current assets 531,667 1,753,545
Property and equipment, net 172,232 129,959
Other non-current assets 24,779 30,787
Total assets $ 728,678 $ 1,914,291
Current liabilities:
14% debenture $ - $ 250,000
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 889,561 892,375
Unearned revenue 148,220 125,603
Derivative warrant liability 6,143,013 -
Total current liabilities 7,180,794 1,267,978
Non-current liabilities:
Convertible debentures, net of debt discount 257,690 304,193
Total liabilities 7,438,484 1,572,171
Commitments and contingencies - -
Stockholders' (deficit) equity (6,709,806 ) 342,120
Total liabilities and stockholders' (deficit) equity $ 728,678 $ 1,914,291
(In dollars, except share data)
For the Three Months Ended September 30, For the Nine Months Ended September 30,
2011 2010 2011 2010
(Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Revenue $ 577,691 $ 356,057 $ 1,489,450 $ 872,594
Cost of revenue 363,940 590,871 1,530,393 1,164,477
Gross income (loss) 213,751 (234,814 ) (40,943 ) (291,883 )
Operating expense:
Sales, general and administrative 900,278 1,862,228 2,788,147 2,274,393
Loss from operations (686,527 ) (2,097,042 ) (2,829,090 ) (2,566,276 )
Other income (expense), net:
Interest expense, net (82,118 ) (73,703 ) (569,092 ) (80,292 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt - - (571,122 ) -
Derivative warrant valuation, net 7,166,847 - (5,673,012 ) -
Net income (loss) before income taxes 6,398,202 (2,170,745 ) (9,642,316 ) (2,646,568 )
Provision (benefit) for income taxes - - - -
Net income (loss) $ 6,398,202 $ (2,170,745 ) $ (9,642,316 ) $ (2,646,568 )
Net income (loss) per share, basic $ 0.14 $ (0.06 ) $ (0.23 ) $ (0.09 )
Weighted average shares used in calculation of basic net loss per share 44,750,634 34,244,506 41,864,799 30,843,566

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