SOURCE: Talon International

Talon International

May 12, 2011 16:05 ET

Talon International, Inc. Reports Sales Increase of 12% in First Quarter 2011 Financial Results

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2011) - Talon International, Inc. (OTCQB: TALN), a leading global supplier of zippers, apparel fasteners, trim and interlining products, reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011.

Talon International, Inc. reported total sales for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011 of $9.2 million, which was 12.1% above the same period in 2010. Zipper product sales for the first quarter of 2010 were $5.5 million, an increase of 11.1% from the same quarter in 2010, and Trim product sales for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 totaled $3.7 million, reflecting an increase of 13.5% compared to the same quarter in 2010.

The gross profit for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 was $2.9 million or 31.3% of sales as compared to $2.4 million or 29.6% of sales for the same quarter in 2010. The gross profit improvement of 1.7 percentage points for the quarter is principally attributable to higher overall sales volumes, improved product mix, and lower manufacturing support and inventory costs.

Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2011 were $3.2 million as compared to $2.6 million for the same period in 2010. The increase in operating spending is principally associated with the expansion of the sales and marketing teams in the U.S. and Asia, and non-cash compensation cost increases associated with the recapitalization transaction completed in July 2010. Sales and marketing expenses for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 were $899,000 as compared to $657,000 for the same period in 2010. General and administrative expenses for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 were $2,282,000 as compared to $1,956,000 for the same period in 2010.

Interest expense for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011 was $18,000 for the quarter as compared to $707,000 the same period in 2010. The interest expense decline in the first quarter of 2011 was principally associated with the full extinguishment of our debt and notes payable to CVC Capital, LLC on July 30, 2010.

The net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 was $401,000 as compared to a net loss of $848,000 for the same period in 2010.

Conference Call

Talon International will hold a conference call on Thursday, May 12, 2011, to discuss its first quarter 2011 financial results. Talon's CEO Lonnie D. Schnell will host the call starting at 4:30 P.M. Eastern Time. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

To participate, dial the appropriate number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time, request the Talon International conference call and provide the conference ID.

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time: 4:30 pm Eastern (1:30 pm Pacific)
Domestic callers: 1-800-895-0231
International callers: 1-785-424-1054
Conference ID#: 7TALON

A replay of the call will be available later that evening and will be accessible until June 9, 2011. The replay call-in number is 1-877-870-5176 for domestic callers and 1-858-384-5517 for international. Pin number 12124.

About Talon International, Inc.

Talon International, Inc. is a global supplier of apparel fasteners, trim and interlining products to manufacturers of fashion apparel, specialty retailers, mass merchandisers, brand licensees and major retailers. Talon manufactures and distributes zippers and other fasteners under its Talon® brand, known as the original American zipper invented in 1893. Talon also designs, manufactures, engineers, and distributes apparel trim products and specialty waistbands under its trademark names, Talon, Tag-It and TekFit, to major apparel brands and manufacturers including Wal-Mart, Kohl's, J.C. Penney, Victoria's Secret, Tom Tailor, Abercrombie and Fitch, Polo Ralph Lauren, Phillips-Van Heusen, Reebok and Juicy Couture. Talon has offices and facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China, and Bangladesh.

                        TALON INTERNATIONAL, INC.

                  CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                               (Unaudited)

                                                     Three Months Ended
                                                          March 31,
                                                  ------------------------
                                                      2011         2010
                                                  -----------  -----------

Net sales                                         $ 9,228,193  $ 8,235,260

Cost of goods sold                                  6,337,640    5,798,567
                                                  -----------  -----------

   Gross profit                                     2,890,553    2,436,693

Sales and marketing expenses                          898,560      656,822

General and administrative expenses                 2,282,498    1,955,573
                                                  -----------  -----------
   Total operating expenses                         3,181,058    2,612,395
                                                  -----------  -----------

Loss from operations                                 (290,505)    (175,702)

Interest expense, net                                  18,440      707,197
                                                  -----------  -----------
Loss before provision for income taxes               (308,945)    (882,899)
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes              91,983      (35,256)
                                                  -----------  -----------

Net loss                                          $  (400,928) $  (847,643)

Available to Preferred Shareholders -
Series B Preferred Stock Liquidation Preference
 Increase                                            (668,267)           -
                                                  -----------  -----------

Loss applicable to Common Shareholders            $(1,069,195) $  (847,643)
                                                  ===========  ===========

Per share amounts:
Net loss per share                                $     (0.02) $     (0.04)
Available to Preferred Shareholders                     (0.03)           -
                                                  -----------  -----------
Basic and diluted net loss per share applicable
 to Common Shareholders                           $     (0.05) $     (0.04)
                                                  ===========  ===========

Weighted average number of common shares
 outstanding - Basic and diluted                   20,291,433   20,291,433
                                                  ===========  ===========





                        TALON INTERNATIONAL, INC.

                       CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS


                                                  March 31,   December 31,
                                                    2011          2010
                                                ------------  ------------
                                                (Unaudited)
Assets
Current assets:
   Cash and cash equivalents                    $  3,715,603  $  2,795,284
   Accounts receivable, net                        3,971,861     3,350,935
   Inventories, net                                1,242,725     1,271,991
   Prepaid expenses and other current assets         331,325       331,924
                                                ------------  ------------
Total current assets                               9,261,514     7,750,134

Property and equipment, net                        1,473,162     1,582,327
Intangible assets, net                             4,110,751     4,110,751
Other assets                                         402,226       384,455
                                                ------------  ------------
Total assets                                    $ 15,247,653  $ 13,827,667
                                                ============  ============


Liabilities, Preferred Stock and Stockholders'
 Equity (Deficit)
Current liabilities:
   Accounts payable                             $  6,799,548  $  5,231,036
   Accrued expenses                                1,773,294     1,865,841
   Notes payable to related parties                  277,573       275,215
   Other notes and current portion of capital
    lease obligations                                 70,457        69,608
                                                ------------  ------------
Total current liabilities                          8,920,872     7,441,700

Capital lease obligations, net of current
 portion                                              15,799        17,492
Deferred income taxes                                644,870       608,554
Other liabilities                                    772,421       740,877
                                                ------------  ------------
Total liabilities                                 10,353,962     8,808,623
                                                ------------  ------------

Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.001
 par value; 407,160 shares authorized, issued
 and outstanding                                  18,488,731    17,820,464

Stockholders' Equity (Deficit):
   Series A Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value;
    250,000 shares authorized; no shares issued
    or outstanding                                         -             -

   Common Stock, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000
    shares authorized; 20,291,433 shares issued
    and outstanding                                   20,291        20,291
   Additional paid-in capital                     57,253,670    56,975,314
   Accumulated deficit                           (70,896,975)  (69,827,780)
   Accumulated other comprehensive income             27,974        30,755
                                                ------------  ------------

Total stockholders' equity (deficit)             (13,595,040)  (12,801,420)
                                                ------------  ------------

Total liabilities, preferred stock and
 stockholders' equity (deficit)                 $ 15,247,653  $ 13,827,667
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Contact Information

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    Rayna Hernandez
    Tel (818) 444-4128
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