Spy reports financial results for the year
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 21 March, 2014 - Carlsbad - SPY today announced financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2013. Annual sales of our SPY® brand products were $37.7 million in 2013, an increase of 8% or $2.6 million, compared to $35.1 million in 2012. SPY® brand annual sales included slightly higher closeout sales of $2.8 million in 2013, compared to $2.6 million in 2012.
Sales from our discontinued licensed brand products, which are no longer a focus of the Company, were less than $0.1 million in 2013, compared $0.5 million in 2012. Total Company net sales increased by 6% or $2.2 million, to $37.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2013, compared to $35.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2012, primarily as a result of increased sales of our snow goggle and optical products.
Fourth quarter sales of our SPY® brand products were $8.6 million in 2013, an increase of 7% or $0.5 million over the fourth quarter of 2012. The fourth quarter SPY® brand sales included higher closeout sales of $0.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $0.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, or a $0.1 million increase. Total Company net sales increased by 6% or $0.5 million, to $8.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to $8.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, primarily as a result of higher sales of our snow goggle and optical products.
“With continued strong SPY® brand sales and an annual SPY® brand growth of 8% for 2013 over 2012, we are happy to once again generate annual growth and achieve our 11th quarter in a row of year over year growth of our SPY® brand products. What is also noteworthy is we had income from operations of $0.4 million during 2013 compared to an operating loss of $5.0 million in 2012,” said Michael Marckx, President and CEO.
“We not only managed to significantly reduce our operating expenses for 2013, but also increased our margin to 50% in 2013 from 46% in 2012, which is a dramatic positive shift for us. This directly reflects the strong demand for our product offering as well as the operational and manufacturing efficiencies that we have achieved over the past year. I’d like to mention that this is a definitive culmination of SPY’s efforts to reduce costs, which has helped solidify our operating cost structure. Achieving operating profit along with our expanding portfolio of products, including our successful Happy Lens™ Collection, positions us well for 2014 as we continue to focus on disruptive strategies, driving sales, improving our product margins and managing our operating costs.”
During 2013 the Company had income from operations of $0.4 million compared to a loss from operations of $5.0 million in 2012 or an improvement of $5.4 million. Our loss from operations was $0.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $0.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, or an improvement of $0.2 million.
We incurred an annual net loss of $2.9 million in 2013 compared to a net loss of $7.2 million in 2012. We incurred a net loss of $1.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to a net loss of $1.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. The primary difference between the net loss and income and loss from operations was due to interest expense on our long-term debt.
SPY Inc. invites you to join the investor conference call on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. PDT. The dial-in number for the call in North America is 1-866-515-2911 and 1-617-399-5125 for international callers. The participant pass code is 18230516. The call will also be webcast live on the internet and can be accessed by logging on at investor.spyoptic.com.
The results of our operations for the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 are more fully discussed in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 20, 2014.
We have a happy disrespect for the usual way of looking (at life) and the need to SEE HAPPY. It is this mindset that drives us to design, market, and distribute premium products for people who “live” to be outdoors, pushing the boundaries in action sports, motorsports, snow sports, cycling and multi-sports. We actively support the lifestyle subcultures that surround these pursuits, and as a result our products serve the broader fashion, music and entertainment markets of the youth culture. Our reason for being is to create the unusual and this is what helps us deliver distinctive products to people who are active, fun and a bit irreverent, like us. Our principal products—sunglasses, goggles and prescription frames—are marketed with fun and creativity under the SPY® brand. More information about SPY may be obtained from: www.spyoptic.com, www.facebook.com/spyoptic, Twitter @ spyoptic and Instagram @ spyoptic.