SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 13, 2015
PROPHASE LABS, INC.
(Exact name of Company as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
621 N. Shady Retreat Road
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Company's telephone number, including area code: (215) 345-0919
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On May 13, 2015, ProPhase Labs, Inc. issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2015. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.
The information in this report, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall it be incorporated by reference in any registration statement filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, unless specifically identified therein as being incorporated by reference therein.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release dated May 13, 2015|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|ProPhase Labs, Inc.|
|By:||/s/ Robert V. Cuddihy, Jr.|
|Robert V. Cuddihy, Jr.|
|Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer|
|Date:||May 13, 2015|
Press Release dated May 13, 2015
ProPhase Labs Reports Financial Results
for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2015
DOYLESTOWN, Pennsylvania – May 13, 2015. ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH, www.ProPhaseLabs.com) today reported its net sales were $5.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 as compared to net sales of $6.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014. The Company incurred a net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2015, of $1.4 million, or ($0.09) per share, compared to a net loss of $804,000, or ($0.05) per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2014.
The Company’s sales are derived principally from its over-the-counter (“OTC”) cold remedy products. As a consequence, a significant portion of our business is highly seasonal, which causes significant variations in operating results from quarter to quarter.
Results for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014 principally reflect the net effect of (i) a decrease in net sales of $311,000 principally due to the timing of customer purchases and consumer demand as a consequence of the incidence and severity of upper respiratory illnesses, respectively, (ii) an increase of $514,000 in administration costs due principally to an increase in legal and professional costs relating principally to now resolved litigation matters, offset by (iii) a decrease in sales and marketing expenses of $185,000 and (iv) a decrease in research and development expenses of $70,000.
Ted Karkus, the CEO of the Company, stated, “Our product development efforts have been largely focused on successfully leveraging the Cold-EEZE® brand. To this end, we anticipate that two new products will be available on retail shelves in the fourth quarter of 2015 and that two additional Cold-EEZE® branded products will be introduced to the trade in February of 2016.
Mr. Karkus added, “As previously reported, we are in the process of transitioning to a narrower lozenge package which adversely impacted our fiscal 2014 results. Although this transition is continuing into fiscal 2015, we expect that this adverse impact will be minimized going forward. Furthermore, we anticipate that our new Cold-EEZE® product initiatives, in combination with additional in-store merchandizing programs, will help us grow revenues for fiscal 2015 and restore the positive revenue growth trends that started in fiscal 2011.”
Mr. Karkus continued, “In addition to new Cold-EEZE® branded products, we are also continuing the process of implementing a series of development and pre-commercialization initiatives in the dietary supplement category. We are exploring various ways to introduce these new dietary supplement products to consumers which may include Direct Response TV. While no assurance can be made that our new product efforts will be successful, we continue to anticipate that one or more products in this new category will begin shipping before year end fiscal 2015. Furthermore, over time we may need to raise additional funds to support all of these strategic initiatives and to provide additional working capital.”
About ProPhase Labs
ProPhase Labs is a diversified natural health medical science company. It is a leading marketer of the Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy brand as well as other cold relief products. Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy zinc gluconate lozenges are clinically proven to significantly reduce the duration of the common cold. Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy customers include leading national chain, regional, specialty and local retail stores. ProPhase Labs has several wholly owned subsidiaries including a manufacturing unit, which consists of an FDA registered facility to manufacture Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy lozenges and fulfill other contract manufacturing opportunities. For more information visit us at www.ProPhaseLabs.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the difficulty of the acceptance and demand for our products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, the timely development and launch of new products, and the risk factors listed from time to time in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and any subsequent SEC filings
|Press Only Contact||Investor Contact|
|Annette Banca||Ted Karkus, Chairman and CEO|
|5W Public Relations||ProPhase Labs, Inc.|
|Tel: (212) 584-4299||(215) 345-0919 x 0|
PROPHASE LABS, INC. & SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
|Three Months Ended|
|March 31, 2015||March 31, 2014|
|Cost of sales||2,198||2,191|
|Sales and marketing||2,812||2,997|
|Research and development||208||278|
|Loss from operations||(1,379||)||(802||)|
|Interest expense, net||(1||)||(2||)|
|Loss before income tax||(1,380||)||(804||)|
|Basic and diluted loss per share:|
|Weighted average common|
|Basic and diluted||15,892||16,469|
PROPHASE LABS, INC. & SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA
|March 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||5,021||$||2,926|
|Total current assets||$||12,436||$||13,458|
|Total current liabilities||$||5,524||$||5,241|
|Other long term obligations||$||100||$||100|
|Total stockholders' equity||$||9,370||$||10,716|