WESTERVILLE, OH – March 14, 2014 -- The Guitammer Company (OTCQB: GTMM) (OTCBB: GTMM), a leader in tactile and haptic broadcast technology and creator of the award-winning line of ButtKicker®-brand low frequency audio transducers that provide an immersive entertainment experience for audiences announced today that its revenue increased in the 4th quarter ending December 31, 2013 by approximately $111,312 or 23% to $600,337 compared to revenue of $489,025 for the 4th quarter of 2012. Revenue for the entire year ending December 31, 2013 decreased $215,324 or 10.1% to $1,917,300 as compared to revenue of $2,132,624 for the year ended December 31, 2012.
2013 Full Year Financial Highlights and Recent Developments
- National launch of the patented "4D Sports powered by ButtKicker" tactile enabled broadcast technology for the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) on ESPN2 telecasts. Debuting with the September 14th, 2013 telecast and then for all subsequent 2013 telecasts.
- Significant acceleration in worldwide cinema deployment with over 4,000 "4D Cinema powered by ButtKicker" seats added in 22 auditoriums in the US, China and Hong Kong which almost doubled the Company's US footprint and more than doubled the Company's footprint in China & Hong Kong.
- Cinema deployment included outfitting every seat, totaling approximately 1,100, in all 5 locations of a new concept theater by a US top 4 theater operator.
- Total revenues decreased 10 percent year-over-year to approximately $1.92 million, primarily due to a decrease in international sales, noted below.
- US sales increased over 10% to approximately $1,060,000 in 2013 from approximately $960,000 in 2012.
- International sales decreased to $860,000 in 2013 from approximately $1,170,000 in 2012, primarily due to weakness in sales to the European market and most notably France.
- Gross margins increased to 42 percent for all of 2013 as compared to 40 percent for all of 2012.
- Approximately $1.25 million of new equity was raised from private placements in FY2013.
- Continued trend from 2012 of improving working capital deficit with an improvement of (i.e. a decrease of) $70,000 or 4.4 percent in 2013 as compared to 2012.
Rich Conn, Guitammer's CFO, stated, "We are pleased with our Q4 2013 results, last year's gross margin, and the fact that we were able to continue to invest in and begin to commercialize our broadcast technology."
Additional Full Year 2013 Recent Developments
- Production and release of "The Making of Tactile Broadcasting" video regarding the Company's tactile enhancement of the NHRA on ESPN2 telecasts; Q4 2013. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ3lPbtDt5E
- Production and release of the Company's national television advertisement that airs during the NHRA telecasts; Q4 2013. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U2dxNMxFaU
- Production and initial release of the Company's initial in-theater cinema advertisement; late Q4 2013. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRdDLMY-Byc
- "4D" Movie theater survey conducted late Q2013, early Q1 2013 with positive audience reaction. [see "March 10, 2014 Press Release at www.guitammer.com]
"2013 was a pivotal year for Guitammer as we delivered on our promise of broadcasting sports in "4D" on a national basis and significantly increased our "4D" cinema presence, especially in the US market. In 2013 our strategy of building awareness of our scalable and disruptive broadcast technology supported by cinema sales took several important steps forward and we look for that trend to continue in 2014," said Mark A. Luden, Guitammer's President / CEO.
About The Guitammer Company
The Guitammer Company, based in Westerville, Ohio, is a leader in low frequency sound products and broadcast technology. The Guitammer Company's patented broadcast technology "ButtKicker Live!® or "4D Sports powered by ButtKicker" is now live on ESPN2 for the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) broadcasts. "4D Sports powered by ButtKicker" enables the excitement, impact and feeling of live sporting events to be broadcast along with the sound and video, and puts the viewer into the action, whether at home or at the event. "4D Sports powered by ButtKicker" technology is available for cable, satellite, fiber optic, IPTV and over-the-air broadcasts. For more information see www.guitammer.com/4Dsports. ButtKicker® and ButtKicker Live!® are registered trademarks of The Guitammer Company.
The Company's innovative and award-winning line of patented ButtKicker-brand low frequency audio transducers let users feel low-frequency sound (bass). ButtKicker brand products are used around the world by leading entertainment and theater companies such as AMC Theatres, Alamo Drafthouse, IMAX, Disney and Lumiere Pavilions in movie theaters and attractions; by world-famous musicians; and in home theaters, by consumers for video games, simulators and car audio.
ButtKicker brand products are distributed by Pearl Drums for musicians under the trade name, "Pearl's Throne Thumper by ButtKicker." ButtKicker brand products' patented design makes them musically accurate, powerful and virtually indestructible.
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Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP Net loss to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA:
EBITDA is defined as earnings (loss) before net interest expense, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings before net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, amortization, stock warrant expense, payment of stock and warrants to consultants and employee stock-based compensation. Although EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not measures of performance calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), Guitammer believes that these non-GAAP measures will allow for a better evaluation of the operating performance of the business and facilitate meaningful comparison of the results in the current period to those in prior periods and future periods. However, investors should not consider these measures in isolation or as a substitute for net income, operating income, or any other measure for determining Guitammer's operating performance that is calculated in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to the most comparable GAAP financial measure, net loss, follows:
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