Live Ventures Incorporated Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2016 Results

Feb 16, 2016, 08:30 ET from LiveDeal Inc.

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Live Ventures Incorporated (NASDAQ: LIVE) ("Live Ventures" or the "Company"), a diversified holding company, today announces financial results from its fiscal first quarter, which ended December 31, 2015. 

The company's revenues increased 151% to $20.1 million, compared to $8.0 million over the same period one year ago. Gross profit was up 98% to $6.4 million.  Earnings were $0.01 per share. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) were $1.6 million, or $0.09 per share. Cash flow from operations were $2.7 million.

"We are pleased with the results of the first fiscal quarter of 2016. In addition to our $2 million acquisition of the remaining 20% stake in Marquis, which Live Ventures previously did not own, the Company paid down over $1 million in debt obligations during the quarter. We are off to a strong start in fiscal year 2016. We are confident in the direction Live Ventures is moving and believe that the change in focus that we instituted mid-year 2015 is largely responsible for these outcomes," said Jon Isaac, CEO of Live Ventures Incorporated.

Details of the company's filings can be found by accessing http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?CIK=LIVE&Find=Search&owner=exclude&action=getcompany.

About Live Ventures Incorporated Live Ventures Incorporated is a diversified holding company with several wholly-owned subsidiaries and a strategic focus on acquiring profitable companies that have demonstrated a strong history of earnings power. Live Ventures Incorporated provides, among other businesses, marketing solutions that boost customer awareness and merchant visibility on the Internet. We operate a deal engine, which is a service that connects merchants and consumers via an innovative platform that uses geo-location, enabling businesses to communicate real-time and instant offers to nearby consumers. In addition, we maintain, through our subsidiary, ModernEveryday, an online consumer products retailer and, through our subsidiary, Marquis Industries, a specialty, high-performance yarns manufacturer, hard-surfaces re-seller, which is a top-10 high-end residential carpet manufacturer in the United States. Marquis Industries, through its A-O Division, utilizes its state-of-the-art yarn extrusion capacity to market monofilament textured yarn products to the artificial turf industry.  Marquis is the only manufacturer in the world that can produce certain types of yarn prized by the industry. 

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