SOURCE: Innovative Food Holdings

Innovative Food Holdings, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results

Net Sales Increased 26% and Adjusted Net Income Increased 72% for FY 2013

Innovative Food Holdings (OTCQB:IVFH), a leading nationwide provider of specialty foods, healthcare foods, gluten free foods, and direct from source artisanal foods, to the professional foodservice market, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. The Company will host an investor conference call at 5:00 pm EDT today to discuss 2013 results.

 

Full Year 2013 Highlights Compared with Full Year 2012:

 

Revenue increased 26% to $23.5 million from $18.6 million

 

Operating Cash flow grew 68% to $1.35 million as compared to $806,000 in 2012

 

Operating Income grew approximately 65% to approximately $965,000 vs approximately $586,000

 

Adjusted Net Income (Net Income without non-recurring/non-ongoing/stock related gains/losses and amortization expenses "Adjusted Net Income") grew 72% to approximately $1.8 million from approximately $1 million in 2012

 

Adjusted EPS (EPS without non-recurring/non-ongoing/stock related gains/losses and amortization expenses "Adjusted EPS") grew approximately 60% to $0.28 per share in 2013 from $0.18 per share in 2012

 

Cash EBITDA (EBITDA without non-recurring gains/losses, equity related gains/losses "Cash EBITDA") grew 65 % to over $2 million year, from over $1.2 million in 2012

 

Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial and Operational Highlights:

 

Q4 2013 revenue of $6.4 million, up 9% compared to $5.8 million for Q4 2012

 

December 2013 represented 53rd consecutive month of increased month-over-month revenue

 

Adjusted Net Income grew 21% to approximately $515,000 vs approximately $423,000 in the 4th quarter of 2013

 

Adjusted EPS grew over 13% to approximately $.08 per share for Q4 2013 vs. $.07 per share in Q4 of 2012

 

Cash EBITDA grew over 17% to approximately $557,000 for the fourth quarter of 2013 vs. approximately $476,000 in Q4 2012

 

Stronger balance sheet and cash position; the Company generated more than $527,000 in operating cash flow in the fourth quarter and ended the year with over $2 million in cash 

 

Sam Klepfish, CEO of Innovative Food Holdings, commented, "At the beginning of 2013, we planned to achieve several key goals: increased revenues, higher profits, and continuing to solidify our financial strength. We succeeded with all three of these targets in fiscal 2013, delivering another record year. Revenues increased 26%, as we secured new program customers, increased sales to our current end user chefs and expanded the number of chefs with which we have relationships. Additionally, we made strategic progress in our direct-to-consumer business, 'For the Gourmet.' Leveraging existing infrastructure, our focus in the online specialty food retail and direct to consumer space, is to expand our core business model into the consumer space and to access the sizable consumer market with a low cost shared risk, incremental approach.

 

Mr Klepfish added, "Our Food Hatch accelerator program, which is designed to provide shareholders additional upside through a portfolio of equity positions in early stage food related companies, continues to provide access to new food ideas, serving as a valuable incubator for promising seed and early stage food related and foodtech related companies. In addition, we believe that the potential appreciation in the value of the current and future holdings in the Food Hatch portfolio can offer additional shareholder upside and create additional incremental positive capital markets opportunities for Innovative Food Holdings shareholders in the future."

 

Mr Klepfish noted, "In addition, we believe that the accomplishment of several complex, but highly important, strategic initiatives taken in 2013 have strengthened Innovative Food Holdings as a company and has strongly solidified our unique and growing position in the specialty food market.

 

These accomplishments included:

 

Despite an extremely tight and difficult small business lending environment we were able to establish a commercial banking relationship with one of the top 20 banks in the United States which included a $2.0 million credit line extended to the Company. The availability of credit, and the credibility of the banking relationship combined with our stronger balance sheet, have led to significantly expanded strategic and business development opportunities. 

 

Additional beneficial note restructurings including subordination of noteholders which placed the company into the position to enter into the commercial banking relationship and we believe, has further enhanced the company's profile for institutional investors.

 

The company purchased and moved into new headquarters further cutting costs and expanding warehouse capabilities with room for expansion. The building had a purchase price of $770,000 and had a current estimated replacement value of $1.8 million.

 

The Company paid down in full, the loan associated with the purchase of Artisan Specialty Foods. 

 

Mr. Klepfish concluded, "During the year we grew sales, cash flow and profits ending the year with over $2.0 million in cash. In addition to a number of key strategic initiatives targeted for 2014, our goal is to continue generating profitable sustainable growth and significant cash flows from operations, enter into new market segments, and expand market share through existing and new partners in order to fuel growth in 2014, and over the longer term."

 

Financial Results
Fourth quarter 2013 revenue was approximately $6.4 million, up approximately 9% as compared to $5.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. 

 

Fourth quarter Adjusted Net Income grew 21% to approximately $515,000 and 4th quarter Adjusted EPS was $.08 per share compared to $.07 per share in the fourth quarter of 2012, an increase of close to 14%. Cash EBITDA, increased approximately 17% to more than $557,000 for the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to approximately $476,000 in the fourth quarter last year.

 

Full year revenue increased 26% to $23.5 million compared to $18.6 million in the same period last year. The Company's financial results for a portion of 2012 did not include sales and profits associated with the Company's subsidiary, Artisan Specialty Foods, which was purchased by Innovative Food Holdings in May 2012.

 

Full year Adjusted EPS was $0.28 per share compared to $0.18 per share in 2012, an increase of over 50%. Cash EBITDA grew 65% to over $2 million vs. approximately $1.2 million in 2012.

 

Operating Cash flow increased 68% to $1.35 million and the Company ended 2013 with over $2 million in cash on the balance sheet.

 

Conference Call Information

 

Date and time: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. ET

 

Dial-in number: 1-877-941-8416 (domestic) or 1-480-629-9808 (international)

 

Call/Conference ID: 4676395

 

Replay number: Dial 1-877-870-5176 (domestic) or 1-858-384-5517 (international). Please use passcode 4676395 to access the replay. The replay will be available until April 7, 2014.

Webcast link: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=108475

 

About Innovative Food Holdings, Inc.
Innovative Food Holdings, is a leading nationwide provider of specialty foods, healthcare foods, gluten free foods, and direct from source artisanal foods, to the professional foodservice market. IVFH also markets those products directly to the consumer, through its website at www.forthegourmet.com. Many of Innovative Food Holdings' 7,000+ products are used on a daily basis by approximately 30,000 of some of the leading professional chefs across the United States.

 

Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains certain forward-looking statements and information relating to Innovative Food Holdings, Inc. (IVFH) (the "Company") that are based on the current beliefs of the Company's management, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, the Company. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to certain assumptions, including those described in this release and in our public filings. Should one or more of these underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as "should," "could," "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "plan," "might," "potentially" or "expect." The Company does not intend to update these forward-looking statements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EPS

2012

2013

 

2012

2013

 

FY

FY

 

q4 2012

q4 2013

Net Income (loss)

         2,030,494

  (1,486,257)

 

         2,023,850

      (1,085,565)

Amortization of intangible assets (1)

               75,323

        183,880

 

               39,323

               45,969

Amortization of discount on notes payable and accrued interest

             925,829

     2,322,909

 

             857,366

            984,975

One time gain on extinguishment of debt

       (3,797,001)

                    -  

 

       (3,797,001)

                        -  

(Gain) loss on change in fair value of derivatives

             517,418

                    -  

 

         1,138,620

                        -  

Cost of warrant extension

             842,100

                    -  

 

                        -  

                        -  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock based compensation

             355,422

        372,013

 

             161,821

            321,351

Non-recurring expenses (note 3)

               96,958

        408,428

 

                        -  

            248,308

Adjusted Net Income

         1,046,543

     1,800,973

 

             423,979

            515,038

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding

         5,968,434

     6,500,506

 

         5,772,745

         6,949,666

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EPS

0.18

0.28

 

0.07

0.08

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash EBITDA

2012

2013

 

2012

2013

 

FY

FY

 

q4 2012

q4 2013

Net Income (loss)

         2,030,494

  (1,486,257)

 

         2,023,850

      (1,085,565)

Interest

             131,475

        129,167

 

               33,935

               18,990

Taxes

                        -  

           20,052

 

                        -  

                 3,052

Depreciation & amortization

             126,855

        262,882

 

               57,542

               66,824

Amortization of discounts on notes payable

             925,833

     2,322,909

 

             857,340

            984,975

Gain on extinguishment of debt

       (3,797,001)

                    -  

 

       (3,797,001)

                        -  

(Gain) loss on change in fair value of derivatives

             517,418

                    -  

 

         1,138,620

                        -  

Cost of warrant extension

             842,100

                    -  

 

                        -  

                        -  

Stock based compensation

             355,422

        372,013

 

             161,821

            321,351

Non-recurring expenses (3)

               96,958

        408,428

 

                        -  

            248,308

Cash EBITDA

1,229,554

2,029,194

 

476,107

557,935

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Includes non-cash amortization charges mainly associated with the GAAP recording of the discount on certain notes

(2) Includes stock and options  based compensation              

(3) Included non-recurring charges related mainly to the following:

a) The Artisan acquisition and integration              

b) The subordination of existing notes and restructuring of certain terms of notes

c) The prepayment of the Artisan acquisition loan             

d) Entering into a  credit line with Fifth Third Bank             

e) Entering into a mortgage with Fifth Third  Bank             

f) The move into new facility and the warehouse build out of the new facility

 

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Management Contact
Sam Klepfish
CEO 
(239) 449-3235 
sklepfish@innovativefoodholdings.com

Investor Relations Contact
James Carbonara
Regional Vice President
Hayden IR
Office: (646) 755-7412
James@haydenir.com

Follow us on Twitter: @IVFHcompany

 

SOURCE: Innovative Food Holdings, Inc.