CRAiLAR Reports Second Quarter Results PR Newswire PORTLAND, OR, Aug. 8, 2013 Second Quarter Highlights: *Revenues $0.2 million, the Company's first revenue quarter. *Adjusted EBITDA for Q2 was a loss $1.3 million. PORTLAND, OR, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - CRAiLAR Technologies Inc. ("CL" or the "Company") (TSXV: CL) (OTCBB: CRLRF), which produces and markets CRAiLAR® Flax fiber, The Friendliest Fiber On The Planet™, today reported sales of $0.2 million and a net loss of $3.0 million or $0.07 per share for the second quarter ended June 29, 2013. This compares with no sales and a net loss of $1.4 million or $0.03 per share for Q2 2012. This quarter's loss includes expenses not present last year, such as interest of $0.5 million, depreciation of $0.3 million and an impairment loss of $0.5 million. Absent these expenses, the Company's net loss would have been $1.7 million. The Company's Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was a loss of $1.3 million compared with a loss of $0.7 million for Q2 2012. For further information regarding Adjusted EBITDA, including a reconcilition of Adjusted EBITDA to net loss, see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below. "Q2 2013 was another important milestone for the Company as we transitioned from a pre-revenue company to a revenue generating company," stated Ken Barker, CEO of CRAiLAR. "We started shipping CRAiLAR Flax as our customers began integrating our fibers into their supply chain and we expect customer orders to accelerate in the coming quarters." Barker continued, "While we are pleased that revenues are starting to flow, we remain focused on improving our efficiency internally and managing third party resources effectively so that we can drive down production costs until we commission a fully integrated production facility." Cash and cash equivalents at June 29, 2013 were $0.6 million, down from $2.9 million at December 31, 2012. The changes in cash equivalents resulted from $4.4 million of cash used in operations and $2.5 million of cash invested in property and equipment partially offset by $3.9 million of cash from financing activities through the issuance of $4.2 million of convertible debentures (net $3.7 million after expenses) and $0.2 million of common stock and exchange gains of $0.7 million. Non-GAAP Financial Measures Regulation G, "Conditions for Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures," and other provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, define and prescribe the conditions for use of certain non-GAAP financial information. We provide "Adjusted EBITDA," which is a non-GAAP financial measure. Adjusted EBITDA consists of net income before (a) interest income (expense), (b) income tax provision (benefit), (c) amortization of intangibles and impairment loss, (d) depreciation and amortization, (e) share-based compensation expense, and (f) non-cash write-downs of equipment and inventory. The Company believes that this non-GAAP financial measure provides important supplemental information to management and investors. This non-GAAP financial measure reflects an additional way of viewing aspects of the Company's operations that, when viewed with the GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliation to corresponding GAAP financial measures, provides a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the Company's business and results of operations. Management uses Adjusted EBITDA as a measure of the Company's operating performance because it assists in comparing the Company's operating performance on a consistent basis by removing the impact of items not directly resulting from core operations. Internally, this non-GAAP measure is also used by management for planning purposes, including the preparation of internal budgets; for allocating resources to enhance financial performance; for evaluating the effectiveness of operational strategies; and for evaluating the Company's capacity to fund capital expenditures and expand its business. The Company also believes that analysts and investors use Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure to evaluate the overall operating performance of developmental companies. Additionally, lenders or potential lenders use Adjusted EBITDA to evaluate the Company's ability to repay loans. This non-GAAP financial measure is used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP and should not be relied upon to the exclusion of GAAP financial measures. Management strongly encourages investors to review the Company's consolidated financial statements in their entirety and to not rely on any single financial measure. Because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare these financial measures with other companies' non-GAAP financial measures having the same or similar names. In addition, the Company expects to continue to incur expenses similar to the non-GAAP adjustments described above, and exclusion of these items from the Company's non-GAAP measures should not be construed as an inference that these costs are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring. The table below reconciles net loss to Adjusted EBITDA for the periods presented (in thousands): Thirteen Weeks Ended June 2013 2012 Net loss (3,032) (1,442) Interest expense, net 483 - Income tax (benefit) provision - - Depreciation and amortization 303 54 EBITDA (2,246) (1,387) Share-based compensation 480 711 Impairment loss on inventory 477 - Adjusted EBITDA (1,288) (677) Conference Call A conference call to discuss the Company's second quarter ended June 29, 2013 results, as well as an update on the Company's financing activities, production schedule and ramp up, partner activities, and agricultural activities, is scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm Pacific Daylight Time (4:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time) on Thursday, August 8, 2013. Participants may access the call by dialing 888-438-5448 (North America) or 719-325-2361 (international), 5 to 10 minutes before the call, and use conference ID number 1110808. In addition, the call will be broadcast live over the Internet and accessible through the investor section of the CRAiLAR website: www.crailar.com/company/investors. If you are unable to participate during the live call, an audio replay will be available until midnight on August 29, 2013 by dialing 877-870-5176 or 858-384-5517 for international callers, and entering pin number 3645532. A transcript will be available approximately 24 hours after the call on CRAiLAR's investor page. About CRAiLAR Technologies Inc. CRAiLAR(R) Technologies Inc. offers cost-effective and environmentally sustainable natural fiber in the form of flax, hemp and other bast fibers for use in textile, industrial, energy, medical and composite material applications. Produced using a fraction of water and chemical inputs compared with other natural fibers, CRAiLAR Flax is the newest natural fiber introduction to the market in decades. The Company supplies its CRAiLAR Flax to HanesBrands, Georgia-Pacific, Brilliant Global Knitwear, Tuscarora Yarns, Target Corp. and Kowa Company for commercial use, and to Levi Strauss & Co., Cintas, Carhartt, Ashland, PVH Corp., Cotswold Industries, Cone Mills and Lenzing for evaluation and development. The Company was founded in 1998 as a provider of environmentally friendly, socially responsible clothing. For more information, visit www.crailar.com. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange Inc. 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. Safe Harbor Statement This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements or information are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or information and including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to: any market interruptions that may delay the trading of the Company's shares, technological and operational challenges, needs for additional capital, changes in consumer preferences, market acceptance and technological changes, dependence on manufacturing and material supplies providers, international operations, competition, regulatory restrictions and the loss of key employees. In addition, the Company's business and operations are subject to the risks set forth in the Company's most recent Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other SEC filings which are available through EDGAR at www.sec.gov. These are among the primary risks we foresee at the present time. The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements. Crailar Technologies Inc. Consolidated Balance Sheet (in thousands, except share and per share amounts) June 29, December 31, 2013 2012 ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents 594 2,877 Accounts receivable 175 72 Inventory 2,504 2,905 Prepaid expenses and other 272 107 Total current assets 3,544 5,961 Deferred Debt Issuance Costs 1,342 1,024 Property and Equipment, net 15,172 13,249 Intangible Assets, net 128 95 Total assets 20,185 20,329 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDER'S EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable 2,253 1,406 Accrued liabilities 1,055 1,481 Derivative Liability 6 488 Total current liabilities 3,315 3,375 Long Term Debt 14,269 10,051 Total liabilities 17,584 13,426 Stockholders' equity: Common stock, authorized: 100,000,000 common shares without par value Issued and outstanding : 44,472,698 32,975 32,617 common shares (December 31, 2012 - 44,239,198) Subscription receivable (64) (64) Additional Paid-in Capital 7,932 7,061 Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss 264 (459) Deficit (11,485) (11,485) Deficit accumulated in the development (27,020) (20,768) stage Total stockholders' equity 2,601 6,902 Total liabilities and 20,185 20,329 stockholders' equity Crailar Technologies Inc. Consolidated Income Statement (in thousands, except share and per share data) Thirteen Weeks Ended June 2013 2012 Revenues 182 - Cost of sales 201 - Gross profit (loss) (18) - Operating expenses: Advertising and promotion 181 58 Amortization and depreciation 303 54 Consulting and contract labour 89 216 General and administrative 302 227 Interest 483 - Professional fees 379 - Production costs 226 261 Research and development 37 215 Salaries and benefits 945 1,035 Loss from operations (2,963) (2,065) Other (income) expense: Gain on disposal of assets (1) - Write down of inventory 477 - Fair Value adjustment derivative (408) (623) liabilities Total other expense, net 69 (623) Net loss (3,032) (1,442) EPS - basic and diluted $ (0.07) $ (0.03) Shares used in computation of basic 44,407,621 42,542,218 and diluted net loss per share Crailar Technologies Inc. Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (in thousands) Twenty-Six Weeks Ended June 2013 2012 Operating activities Net loss (6,252) (4,231) Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash from operating activities Amortization and depreciation 587 105 Amortization of deferred debt issuance 177 - costs Rent 74 - Stock based compensation 1,035 1,454 Gain on disposal of assets (1) - Write down of inventory 874 Fair value adjustment of derivative (482) 269 liability Changes in working capital assets and liabilities (Increase) decrease in accounts receivable (102) 89 (Increase) decrease in inventory (473) (1,153) (Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses (165) (2) Increase in accounts payable 441 731 Decrease in accrued liabilities (94) (351) Net cash used in operating activities of (4,381) (3,089) continuing operations Net cash flows used in operating activities (4,381) (3,089) Investing activities Purchase of property and equipment (2,493) (3,463) Acquisition of intangible assets (50) (20) Net cash flows used in investing activities (2,542) (3,483) Financing activities Issuance of capital stock and warrants 193 1,002 Convertible Debenture 4,218 - Deferred issuance costs for convertible (494) - debenture Net cash flows from financing activities 3,917 1,002 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and 723 35 cash equivalents Increase (decrease) in cash and cash (2,283) (5,536) equivalents Cash and cash equivalents, beginning 2,877 6,341 Cash and cash equivalents, ending 594 805 Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information: Cash paid for interest 277 - Capital stock issued as share issue costs - - SOURCE Crailar Technologies Inc. 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CRAiLAR Reports Second Quarter Results
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