FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – (NewMediaWire) – June 6, 2023 – Splash Beverage Group, Inc. (NYSE American: SBEV) (“Splash” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of leading beverage brands, today reported financial results for the first quarter period ended March 31, 2023. Investors are encouraged to read the Company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commissions (the “SEC”), contains additional information, and is posted at https://splashbeveragegroup.com/
First Quarter Financial Performance
· Net revenue for the first quarter was $5.8 million compared to $3.9 million in the prior year period, an increase of 48%. The increase in revenues was primarily due to increases in all beverage brands which increased 28.5% as well as sales from the Company’s ecommerce division distribution platform, Qplash which increased 60.3% over the prior year period.
· Gross profit for the first quarter was $1.8 million compared to $1.3 million in the prior year period.
· First quarter net loss narrowed to $3.73 million compared to $5.99 million in the prior year period. The decrease in net loss was due to higher sales offsetting a lower gross margin and higher operating expenses.
· As of March 31, 2023, the company had total cash and cash equivalents of $2.1 million, compared to $4.4 million at December 31, 2022.
Robert Nistico, CEO of Splash Beverage Group said, “Our 2023 first quarter results are consistent with the preliminary results of $5.8 million in NET revenue ($6.1M gross), which is not only another record quarter for sales, but solid improvement in many of the key data points we outline in our April announcement, brands authorized in national and regional chains, selling universe as measured by more than 24,000 store doors. We continue to expand our footprint of distribution relationships such that we are now available throughout the US.
“As we noted previously, one or more of our brands have been authorized in more than a dozen national and retail chains in the last six months. As I mentioned in the April update it takes time to activate all our new store door universe, but we have made good progress through the end of Q1 and have placed one or more of our brands on 3,120 new shelves.
“We expect TapouT Energy Drink to add to this effort this quarter. Earlier we estimated that launch would begin in May but unfortunately, we had a can production delay, but we do expect to launch later this month.
“Regarding the late filing of our Q, as mentioned in the 8k filed with the SEC and in our press release, this was a function of our audit firm merging with a much larger firm and adding additional several layers of review,” Nistico added. “We were unaware of the extra procedures and the additional time required as a result. Now that we know, this should not happen again.”
About Splash Beverage Group, Inc.
Splash Beverage Group, an innovator in the beverage industry, owns a growing portfolio of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage brands including Copa di Vino wine by the glass, SALT flavored tequilas, Pulpoloco sangria, and TapouT performance hydration and recovery drink. Splash’s strategy is to rapidly develop early-stage brands already in its portfolio as well as acquire and then accelerate brands that have high visibility or are innovators in their categories. Led by a management team that has built and managed some of the top brands in the beverage industry and led sales from product launch into the billions, Splash is rapidly expanding its brand portfolio and global distribution.
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