SOURCE: Russell Breweries Inc.

Russell Breweries Inc.

February 26, 2015 13:45 ET

Russell Breweries Inc. Announces Q2 Fiscal 2015 Results

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - February 26, 2015) - Russell Breweries Inc. (TSX VENTURE: RB), a producer of premium craft beer, releases its financial results for the second quarter of Fiscal 2015, ended December 31, 2014.

The Company is $327,700 EBITDA positive for the first half of fiscal 2015 compared to EBITDA positive of $450,108 for the first half of fiscal 2014.

First Half of Fiscal 2015 Highlights

Gross revenue for 2015F YTD were $5,027,064 up $12,390 or 0.2% compared to $5,014,674 for 2014F YTD. Net revenue for 2015F YTD were $3,993,939 up $81,879 or 2% compared to $3,912,060 for 2014F YTD.

The gross margin for 2015F YTD decreased by $233,668 or 10% to $2,019,732 compared to $2,253,400 for 2014F YTD. The gross margin percentage of 2014F YTD was down 7% to 51% compared to 58% for 2014F YTD. The decrease is mainly due to the reclassification of freight expenses from selling, general and administration expenses to cost of goods sold, increased in labour cost due to annual salary increase and bonus, increased in cost of packaging materials from the shift to higher percentage of revenue in packaged beers compared to draft beers and the increased in repairs and maintenance to the breweries.

Selling, general and administration expenses for 2015F YTD were $1,862,148 down $92,806 or 5% compared to $1,954,954 for 2014F YTD.

The Company had a net income and comprehensive income of $48,702 for 2015F YTD compared to the net income and comprehensive income of $185,617 for the period ended December 31, 2013 ("2014F YTD).

Additional Information

EBITDA is a non-IFRS financial measure. EBITDA represents net income, excluding income tax expense, interest expense and amortization and accretion. EBITDA is an indication of the underlying business performance of the Company by removing certain non-cash adjustments from its calculation. The Company believes that the EBITDA trends are valuable indicators of whether its operations are generating sufficient operating cash flow to fund working capital needs and to fund capital expenditures. The Company uses the results depicted by the EBITDA for these purposes, an approach utilized by the majority of public companies in the food and beverage sector. EBITDA is intended to provide additional information, and does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. These measures are not necessarily indicative of operating profit or cash flow from operations as determined under IFRS. Other companies may calculate these measures differently.

For further details the Company's complete MD&A and financial statements for the six months ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and the Company's web site at www.russellbeer.com.

Russell Breweries Inc produces premium beers in Western Canada in breweries located in BC and Manitoba. All products are held to the highest quality standards, brewed without any preservatives, ensuring that the passion that goes into crafting the beers comes through in the taste. Russell Breweries Inc. is a public company trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "RB".

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Benjamin Li Yu
    CEO
    Russell Breweries Inc.
    Tel: 604.599.1190
    Fax: 604.596.1048 
    benjamin.yu@russellbeer.com