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Talon International Reports 2013 Third Quarter and Nine Month Financial Results

Nov 12 2013 12:00AM

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LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/12/13 -- Talon International, Inc. (OTCQB: TALN), a leading global supplier of zippers, apparel fasteners, trim and stretch technology products, reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2013.

Highlights

•Third quarter 2013 sales increased 21.6% over the same period in 2012, and sales for the first nine months of 2013 increased 22% over the same period in 2012. •Net income for the first nine months of 2013 increased to $2.2 million, nearly 3.5 times higher than the same period in 2012.

Third Quarter and Nine Month 2013 Financial Results
"We are pleased to deliver another outstanding quarterly increase in revenue and a significant increase in net earnings for the quarter and year to date," said Lonnie Schnell, Talon's CEO. "The momentum that we have achieved in the last six consecutive quarters comes from growing our position with major worldwide specialty retailers, obtaining new brand nominations, and extending our reach into new markets."

Sales for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 were $13.7 million, reflecting a 21.6% increase over the same period in 2012. Third quarter 2013 sales included Zipper sales of $7.9 million, up 37.4% from the third quarter of 2012, and Trim sales of $5.8 million, up 5.0% from the same period in 2012. Sales of the Company's advanced stretch technology, TekFit®, albeit modest at only $26,000, more than doubled over the same period last year on increased retail interest, extensive sampling and new test market orders.

Sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 were $40.5 million, an increase of 22.0% from the same period in 2012. Zipper sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 were $23.2 million, up 35.7% over the same period in 2012, while Trim sales for the same period in 2013 were $17.3 million, up 7.2% from 2012. TekFit® sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 were $41,000 as compared to $15,000 for the same period in 2012.

Sales growth in each of Talon's segments reflects a deeper penetration of its products into the major retail branded customers that the Company serves, and to new specialty apparel customers now adopting Talon products. Customers choose Talon because of the innovative solutions offered to meet all apparel challenges, for extraordinary levels of customer service, and the ability to work with a superior, single-source partner for all apparel accessory needs.

Gross profit for the third quarter of 2013 was $4.6 million, or 33.4% of sales, as compared to $3.7 million, or 32.3% of sales, for the same quarter in 2012. Gross profit for the first nine months of 2013 was $13.3 million, or 32.9% of sales, as compared to $10.8 million, or 32.5% of sales, for the same period in 2012. The increase in gross profit was primarily attributable to greater overall sales volumes.

Operating expenses for the third quarter of 2013 were $3.6 million, or 26.6% of sales, as compared to $3.3 million, or 29.0% of sales, in the third quarter of 2012. Sales and marketing expenses for the third quarter of $1.6 million increased $363,000 from the same quarter in 2012, reflecting increases in the global sales force and higher sales commissions from the increase in sales volumes. General and administrative expenses for the third quarter totaled $2.1 million, essentially flat with the general and administrative expense for the same quarter in 2012.

Operating expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 were $10.6 million, or 26.1% of sales, as compared to $9.9 million, or 29.8% of sales, in the first nine months of 2012. Sales and marketing expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 rose to $4.4 million from $3.5 million for the same period in 2012. General and administrative expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 totaled $6.2 million, representing a decline of $225,000 from the same period in 2012.

Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 was $700,000 as compared to net income of $187,000 for the same quarter in 2012. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was $2,243,000, nearly three and one-half times higher than net income of $652,000 in the same period in 2012.

Net Income per Share
Net income per share for the three months ended September 30, 2013 was $0.01 per share on 86.4 million diluted shares outstanding as compared to $0.01 per share for the same period in 2012 on 22.9 million diluted shares outstanding. Net income per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was $0.05 per share on 47.9 million average diluted shares outstanding, as compared to $0.03 per share on 22.1 million average diluted shares outstanding for the same period in 2012.

The increase in the average shares outstanding reflects the private placement of common shares completed in connection with the redemption of preferred shares that the Company completed in July 2013. While the private placement resulted in additional shares outstanding, the preferred stock redemption completed in connection with this transaction resulted in a significant benefit to common shareholders. Consequently, the net income per share available to common shareholders for both the quarter and the nine months ended September 30, 2013 includes a one-time net benefit of $6.9 million. Accordingly, net income per share available to common shareholders for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 was $7.5 million, or $0.09 per share, and net income per share available to common shareholders for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was $7.3 million, or $0.15 per share.

Recapitalization
On July 12, 2013, the Company redeemed all of its outstanding Series B Preferred stock for $18.8 million. This resulted in an immediate $6.9 million net benefit to common shareholders as the Company eliminated the shares at a significant discount from its book value of $25.9 million. The preferred share liquidation preference was scheduled to increase 16% annually, and would have reached nearly $41 million when it was due to mature in 2016, so the longer-term savings achieved through the early redemption was even more significant.

The Company funded the redemption with $7.5 million in cash from its balance sheet, $5.5 million in cash raised through a strategic equity sale of 61.1 million shares of common stock to a group of private investors, and a $5.8 million promissory note. The Company now has 91.9 million common shares outstanding.

Balance Sheet
At September 30, 2013, cash and cash equivalents totaled $4.0 million, as compared to cash and cash equivalents of $8.9 million at December 31, 2012. The decline in cash was principally due to the redemption of the Series B Preferred Stock, net of the proceeds from the sale of common stock, and cash provided by operating activities of $3.0 million. In the Series B Preferred redemption transaction, the Company used $7.5 million of its cash and issued a $5.8 million short-term, low-interest promissory note in order to complete the redemption. The Company is in the process of pursuing debt financing in order to repay the note on or prior to its maturity date of January 12, 2014.

Conference Call
Talon International will hold a conference call today, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 to discuss today's earnings announcement. Mr. Schnell will host the call starting at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. To participate, dial the appropriate number 5-10 minutes prior to the start time, request the Talon International conference call and provide the conference ID.

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time)
Domestic callers: 1-877-300-8521
International callers: 1-412-317-6026
Conference ID#: TALON

A replay of the call will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time on the same day and until December 12, 2013. The toll-free replay call-in number is 1-877-870-5176 for domestic callers and 1-858-384-5517 for international, conference ID 10036823.

About Talon International, Inc.
Talon International, Inc. is a major supplier of customer zippers, complete trim solutions and stretch technology products to manufacturers of fashion apparel, specialty retailers, mass merchandisers, brand licensees and major retailers worldwide. Talon develops, manufactures and distributes custom zippers exclusively under its Talon® brand ("The World's Original Zipper Since 1893"); designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes complete apparel trim solutions and products; and provides stretch technology for specialty waistbands all under its trademark and world renowned brands, Talon®, and TekFit® to major apparel brands and retailers. Leading retailers worldwide recognize and use Talon products including Abercrombie and Fitch, Polo Ralph Lauren, Kohl's, J.C. Penney, FatFace, Victoria's Secret, Wal-Mart, Tom Tailor, Phillips-Van Heusen, Juicy Couture, and many others. The Company is headquartered in the greater Los Angeles area, and has offices and facilities throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, India, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

Forward Looking Statements
Except for historical information, this press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking words or phrases such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "should," and "potential," among others. These forward-looking statements are inherently difficult to predict and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to the Company's views on market growth, changing trends in apparel retailing, new product introductions, the Company's ability to execute on its sales strategies, ability to refinancing its short-term debt, and the risk factors listed from time to time in Talon's SEC reports, including, but not limited to, the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for 2013. SEC-filed documents are available at no charge at the SEC's website (www.sec.gov) or from the Company. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to Talon as of the date of this release, which may change.


TALON INTERNATIONAL, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, ------------------------ ------------------------ 2013 2012 2013 2012 ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------Net sales $13,728,037 $11,288,717 $40,508,751 $33,214,516Cost of goods sold 9,143,655 7,637,845 27,196,451 22,434,159 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Gross profit 4,584,382 3,650,872 13,312,300 10,780,357Sales and marketing expenses 1,568,257 1,205,552 4,364,742 3,469,024General and administrative expenses 2,077,100 2,070,088 6,211,057 6,435,569 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Total operating expenses 3,645,357 3,275,640 10,575,799 9,904,593 ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------Income from operations 939,025 375,232 2,736,501 875,764Interest expense, net 10,641 5,950 11,216 47,710 ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------Income before provision for income taxes 928,384 369,282 2,725,285 828,054Provision for income taxes, net 228,328 182,417 482,161 175,685 ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------Net income $ 700,056 $ 186,865 $ 2,243,124 $ 652,369Series B Preferred Stock liquidation preference increase (116,029) (857,877) (1,914,470) (2,408,257)Series B Preferred Stock redemption discount, net 6,939,257 - 6,939,257 - ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------Net Income (loss) applicable to Common Shareholders $ 7,523,284 $ (671,012) $ 7,267,911 $(1,755,888) =========== =========== =========== ===========Per share amounts:Net income per share $ 0.01 $ 0.01 $ 0.05 $ 0.03Net income per share (applicable to) redeemed from Preferred Stock 0.08 (0.04) 0.11 (0.11) ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------Basic net income (loss) per share applicable to Common Shareholders $ 0.09 $ (0.03) $ 0.16 $ (0.08) =========== =========== =========== ===========Diluted net income (loss) per share applicable to Common Shareholders $ 0.09 $ (0.03) $ 0.15 $ (0.08) =========== =========== =========== ===========Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - Basic 82,946,352 22,911,678 44,297,109 22,141,684 =========== =========== =========== ===========Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - Diluted 86,379,163 22,911,678 47,870,968 22,141,684 =========== =========== =========== ===========Net income $ 700,056 $ 186,865 $ 2,243,124 $ 652,369Other comprehensive income (loss) from foreign currency translation 21,221 (24,414) 51,072 (10,728) ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------Total comprehensive income $ 721,277 $ 162,451 $ 2,294,196 $ 641,641 =========== =========== =========== =========== TALON INTERNATIONAL, INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS September 30, December 31, 2013 2012 ------------- ------------- (Unaudited)AssetsCurrent assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 3,974,977 $ 8,927,333 Accounts receivable, net 3,525,802 3,635,136 Inventories, net 971,598 730,503 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 561,143 456,460 ------------- -------------Total current assets 9,033,520 13,749,432Property and equipment, net 719,580 763,770Intangible assets, net 4,270,381 4,279,943Other assets 215,753 182,671 ------------- -------------Total assets $ 14,239,234 $ 18,975,816 ============= =============Liabilities, Preferred Stock and Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 7,426,172 $ 7,866,662 Accrued expenses 2,916,930 2,023,535 Note payable 5,800,000 - Current portion of capital lease obligations 657 3,247 ------------- -------------Total current liabilities 16,143,759 9,893,444Deferred income taxes 1,053,860 945,543Other liabilities 27,920 186,051 ------------- -------------Total liabilities 17,225,539 11,025,038 ------------- -------------Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value; no shares authorized, issued or outstanding at September 30, 2013; 407,160 shares outstanding at December 31, 2012 - 23,979,216 ------------- -------------Stockholders' Equity (Deficit):Common Stock, $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 91,913,217 and 23,400,808 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively 91,913 23,401Additional paid-in capital 64,113,369 58,458,731Accumulated deficit (67,310,141) (74,578,052)Accumulated other comprehensive income 118,554 67,482 ------------- -------------Total stockholders' equity (deficit) (2,986,305) (16,028,438) ------------- -------------Total liabilities, preferred stock and stockholders' equity (deficit) $ 14,239,234 $ 18,975,816 ============= =============





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