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Vapor Corp. Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

Efficient Deployment of Debt Financing Proceeds leads to Record Third Quarter and Nine Month Sales

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DANIA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vapor Corp. (OTCQB:VPCO; "Vapor", the "Company" or "we"), a leading U.S. based electronic cigarette company whose brands include Krave®, Fifty-One®, VaporX®, Alternacig®, EZ Smoker®, Green Puffer®, Americig®, Fumare™, Hookah Stix® and Smoke Star®, today announced its financial and operating results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2013.

Financial Highlights for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013

Net sales exceeded $6.4 million, an increase of approximately $2.6 million, or approximately 66.3% from the same quarter in the preceding year. During the third quarter of 2013, we utilized all of the approximately $1.6 million of gross proceeds from the indebtedness we incurred during the third quarter to purchase additional inventory, which enabled us to fulfill the existing back orders of approximately $1.5 million (above our normal level of approximately $0.5 million) at June 30, 2013 and additional new orders, which increased sales.  At September 30, 2013 our back orders reverted to normal levels. The increase in sales is primarily attributable to our ability to immediately and efficiently deploy the gross proceeds from the indebtedness we incurred during the third quarter to optimize our inventory levels to satisfy increasing demand for our products, in particular increased sales to new and other existing distributors, wholesale customers and increased direct to consumer sales, net of decreased sales to an existing distributor.

Cost of goods sold increased approximately 56.4% to approximately $3.9 million as compared to approximately $2.5 million for the same quarter in the previous year, primarily resulting from increased sales volume, product mix and lower average cost per unit through higher volume purchases from suppliers.

Gross margins increased to 38.9% from 35.1% in the same quarter in the prior year as a result of the above factors.

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 decreased by approximately $0.1 million, or approximately 4.5% from the same quarter in the prior year primarily due to a decrease in professional and consulting fees as a result of decreased legal expenses attributable to the settlements and the stay of litigation matters.

Advertising expenses decreased approximately 50.3% to approximately $0.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 compared to approximately $0.8 million the same quarter in 2012.  During the quarter ended September 30, 2013, we decreased our Internet advertising, print advertising campaigns, and new television direct marketing campaign for our Alternacig® brand and continued various other advertising campaigns. We anticipate advertising expense will increase in the fourth quarter of 2013 as we re-launch the television direct marketing campaign for our Alternacig® brand and as we re-launch our flagship KRAVE brand.

Operating income was $393,282 compared to operating losses of ($1,252,086) for the same quarter in the prior year.

Interest expense for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 was approximately $107,867 and $41,243 respectively. The increase was attributable to the senior convertible notes and the senior note we issued during 2012 the senior convertible note we issued in January 2013, the $425,000 senior convertible notes issued in July 2013, and the $750,000 term loan and the factoring facility entered into in August 2013.

Income tax expense (benefit) for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 was $4,590 and ($474,319), respectively.

Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 was $280,827 compared to a net loss of  ($819,010) for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, as a result of the items discussed above.

Financial Highlights for the nine months ended September 30, 2013

Net sales were approximately $19 million an increase of $2.1 million or approximately 12.6% as compared with the same period in the previous year. During the third quarter of 2013, we utilized all of the approximately $1.6 million of gross proceeds from the indebtedness we incurred during the third quarter to purchase additional inventory, which enabled us to fulfill the existing back orders of approximately $1.5 million (above our normal level of approximately $0.5 million) at June 30, 2013 and additional new orders, which increased sales.  At September 30, 2013 our back orders reverted to normal levels.  The increase in sales is primarily attributable to our ability to immediately and efficiently deploy the gross proceeds from the indebtedness we incurred during the third quarter to optimize our inventory levels to satisfy increased demand for our products, in particular increased sales to new and other existing distributors, wholesale customers and increased direct to consumer sales. The sales increase was achieved even though we had decreased sales to a distributor. During the nine months ended September 30, 2012 we initiated sales to a new distributor. Sales, net to that distributor for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 were $1,596,964 and $4,093,086, respectively, a decrease of $2,496,122 or 61%.

Cost of goods sold increased 6.0% to approximately $11.3 million as compared to approximately $10.7 million for the nine month period in the previous year, primarily resulting from higher sales volume as well as a change in product mix and lower average cost per unit through higher volume purchases from suppliers.

Gross margins increased to 40.1% from 36.5% in the same nine month period in the prior year as a result of the above factors.

Selling, general and administrative expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 decreased by approximately $230,000 or 4.5% to approximately $4.8 million from approximately $5.1 million in the same nine month period in the prior year primarily due to a decrease in professional and consulting fees as a result of decreases in legal fees due to the settlements and the stay of litigation matters.

Advertising expense decreased 24.5% to approximately $2.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 compared to approximately $2.9 million for the same period in 2012.  During the nine months ended September 30, 2013, we decreased our Internet advertising and print advertising campaigns, and increased our new television direct marketing campaign for our Alternacig® brand and continued various other advertising campaigns. We anticipate advertising expense will increase in the fourth quarter of 2013 as we re-launch the television direct marketing campaign for our Alternacig® brand and as we re-launch our flagship KRAVE brand.

Operating income was $614,765 compared to operating losses of $1,786,674 for the same nine-month period in the prior year.

Interest expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 was $251,276 and $43,072 respectively. The increase was attributable to the senior convertible notes and the senior note we issued during 2012, the senior convertible note we issued in January 2013, the $425,000 senior convertible notes issued in July 2013, and the $750,000 term loan and the factoring facility entered into in August 2013.

Income tax expense (benefit) for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 was $13,770 and ($634,285), respectively.

Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was $349,721 compared to a net loss of ($1,195,461) for the none months ended September 30, 2012 as a result of the items discussed above.

Kevin Frija, Chief Executive Officer of Vapor Corp, commented, "During the quarter, we achieved record third quarter sales. We did this by utilizing the proceeds from new debt financing we obtained to purchase additional inventory, allowing us to fulfill our back orders as well as ship additional new orders. Additionally, we strengthened our balance sheet, increased our working capital and we had a profitable quarter."

Looking ahead, Mr. Frija stated, "We have some great new products launching in the 4th quarter, for both our VaporX® line of personal vaporizers and our VaporX® Hookah Stix® brand of hookah flavored e-cigarettes, two new and fast growing segments of the personal vaporizer market. Most exciting is our branding update for our KRAVE brand which received great reviews at our recent showing at the NACS trade show in Atlanta. These improvements are expected to help our already successful brand gain incremental shelf space and market share. "

About Vapor Corp.
Vapor Corp., a publicly traded company, is a leading U.S. based electronic cigarette company, whose brands include Fifty-One®, Krave®, VaporX®, EZ Smoker®, Alternacig®, Green Puffer®, Americig®, Fumare™, Hookah Stix® and Smoke Star®. We also design and develop private label brands for some of our distribution customers. "Electronic cigarettes" or "e-cigarettes," are battery-powered products that enable users to inhale nicotine vapor without smoke, tar, ash or carbon monoxide. Vapor's electronic cigarettes and accessories are available online, through direct response to our television advertisements and through retail locations throughout the United States. For more information on Vapor Corp. and its e-cigarette brands, please visit us at www.vapor-corp.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "plans," "believes," "scheduled," "estimates" and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements concern Vapor's operations, economic performance and financial condition and are based largely on Vapor's beliefs and expectations. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Vapor to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Certain of these factors and risks, as well as other risks and uncertainties are stated in Vapor's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 and in Vapor's subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and Vapor assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

 

VAPOR CORP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS












September 30,

 2013


December 31,

2012




(Unaudited)




ASSETS


CURRENT ASSETS:


Cash


$

303,097


$

176,409


Due from merchant credit card processor, net of reserve for chargebacks of $2,500 and $15,000,

     respectively



 

206,565



 

1,031,476


Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $115,000 and $61,000, respectively



1,613,118



748,580


Inventories



3,015,714



1,670,007


Prepaid expenses



897,950


465,860


Income tax receivable



-


47,815


Deferred tax asset, net



222,130


222,130


TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS



6,258,574



4,362,277










Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $24,711 and $16,595, respectively



25,131



25,190


Other assets



55,474



12,000










TOTAL ASSETS


$

6,339,179


$

4,399,467










LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIENCY)









CURRENT LIABILITIES:








Accounts payable


$

2,616,535


$

3,208,595


Accrued expenses



525,543



350,151


Term loan payable



660,539



-


Senior convertible note payable, net of debt discount of $69,734 and $0, respectively



430,266



-


Senior convertible notes payable to related parties, net of debt discount of $8,536 and $0, respectively



416,464



-


 

Current portion of senior convertible note payable to stockholder



166,667



-


Customer deposits



785,137



477,695


Income taxes payable



13,770



-


TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES



5,614,921



4,036,441










LONG-TERM DEBT:








Senior convertible notes payable to related parties, net of debt discount of $2,462 and $3,530,

     respectively



 

347,538



 

346,470


Senior convertible note payable to stockholder



262,820



-


Senior note payable to stockholder



-



500,000


TOTAL LONG-TERM DEBT



610,358



846,470


TOTAL LIABILITIES



6,225,279



4,882,911










COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
















STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIENCY):








Preferred stock, $.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, none issued



-



-


Common stock, $.001 par value, 250,000,000 shares authorized, 60,372,344 and 60,185,344 shares

     issued and outstanding, respectively



 

60,372



 

60,185


Additional paid-in capital



1,884,813



1,637,377


Accumulated deficit



(1,831,285)



(2,181,006)


TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIENCY)



113,900



(483,444)










TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIENCY)


$

6,339,179


$

4,399,467










 

VAPOR CORP.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)

















For The Nine Months Ended

September 30,


For The Three Months Ended

September 30,




2013


2012


2013


2012














SALES, NET


$

18,958,196


$

16,844,097


$

6,411,605


$

3,855,568


Cost of goods sold



11,346,696



10,703,606



3,916,281



2,504,019


GROSS PROFIT



7,611,500



6,140,491



2,495,324



1,351,549
















EXPENSES:














Selling, general and administrative



4,843,242



5,073,162



1,683,787



1,762,902


Advertising



2,153,491



2,854,003



418,253



840,733


Total operating expenses



6,996,733



7,927,165



2,102,040



2,603,635


Operating income (loss)



614,767



(1,786,674)



393,284



(1,252,086)


Other expense:














Interest expense



251,276



43,072



107,867



41,243


Total other expense



251,276



43,072



107,867



41,243


INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAX

 EXPENSE (BENEFIT)



363,491



(1,829,746)



285,417



(1,293,329)


Income tax expense (benefit)



13,770



(634,285)



4,590



(474,319)


NET INCOME (LOSS)


$

349,721


$

(1,195,461)


$

280,827


$

(819,010)


BASIC NET INCOME (LOSS) PER

 COMMON SHARE


 

$

0.01


 

$

(0.02)


 

$

0.00


 

$

(0.01)


DILUTED NET INCOME (LOSS) PER

 COMMON SHARE


$

0.01


$

(0.02)


$

0.00


$

(0.01)


WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF

 COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING-

 BASIC



 

60,278,828



 

60,185,344



 

60,372,344



 

60,185,344


WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF

 COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING-

 DILUTED



61,829,701



60,185,344



62,429,724



60,185,344


 

SOURCE Vapor Corp.



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