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Reported Net Income Compared to Net Loss in First Quarter of Fiscal 2013; Fourth Consecutive Quarter Reporting Net Income

  • Revenue for quarter ended December 31, 2013, increased 15.7% as compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2012

  • Loss from operations decreased 22.6% as compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2012

  • Gross profit for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, increased 23.5% as compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2012

  • Net income was $19,647 as compared to a net loss in the quarter ended December 31, 2012

  • Fourth consecutive fiscal quarter reporting net income

TX Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: TXHG), a supplier of mining and rail products to the U.S. coal mining industry, today announced financial results for its first fiscal quarter of 2014. The company reported increased sales as compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2013 and posted net income as compared to a net loss in the first quarter of fiscal 2013.

Mr. Shrewsbury, the company's CEO and Chairman, stated that "Our results for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, continue to bear out our decision to expand our business into the distribution of rail and mining supplies. Our earnings grew during the first quarter of fiscal 2014 compared to the same quarter in fiscal 2013. We continue to be pleased with our sales and operating results. This is the fourth consecutive quarter in which we have reported net income. We are working to maintain this trend while controlling our product costs and operational expenses, although we continue to incur expenses in connection with litigation against certain members of prior management."

First Fiscal Quarter of 2014 - Financial Summary

Revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, was $897,881 as compared to $776,246 for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, an increase of $121,635 or 15.7%.

Cost of goods sold was $670,409 as compared to cost of goods sold of $592,048 for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, an increase of $78,361 or 13.2%, due to higher sales volume.

Gross profit for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, was $227,472, an increase of $43,274 or 23.5% over the gross profit of $184,198 for quarter ended December 31, 2012.

Operating expenses were $277,542 as compared to $248,845 for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, an increase of $28,697 or 11.5%. Commission expense increased $35,714 or 49.8% due to increased sales. Professional fees increased $30,005 or 102.7% as compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2012, as a result of higher legal expenses related to an ongoing litigation matter. Other operating expenses decreased by $35,077 or 24.5%.

Loss from operations was $50,070 compared to a loss from operations of $64,647 during the quarter ended December 31, 2012, a decrease of $14,577 or 22.6%.

Net income was $19,647 compared to a net loss of $87,247 for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, an increase of $106,894, in part due to the reversal of a prior period debt the company deems no longer payable.

At December 31, 2013, cash and cash equivalents were $100,609, a decrease of $74,419 or 42.5% as compared to the year ended September 30, 2013. Cash used in operating activities was $25,319 compared to $201,810 in the quarter ended December 31, 2012, a decrease of $176,491 or 87.5%. The decrease in cash and cash equivalents and the cash used in operating activities reflected the company's continued efforts to increase finished goods inventory by $573,382 from the prior year-end levels to meet projected increases in sales demand and was minimized by an increase in accounts payable of $401,241, net income for the quarter of $19,647, and a decrease in accounts receivable of $184,665. Cash used in financing activities was $49,100 during the quarter ended December 31, 2013, due to the company reducing the amount due under stockholder advances.

To fund ongoing operations during the period, the company continued to rely upon financing provided by Mr. Shrewsbury, our CEO, including demand notes and advances of an aggregate of $1.8 million and a secured bank line of credit, of which $248,500 had been drawn upon at December 31, 2013.

Accounts receivable were $241,265 as compared to $425,930 as of the year ended September 30, 2013, a decrease of $184,665 or 43.3% due to a decline in demand during the winter months.

Inventory was $2,423,369 as compared to $1,849,987 as of the year ended September 30, 2013, an increase of $573,382 or 31.0%. The company increased inventory due to anticipated growth in demand.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

Except for the historical information and discussions contained herein, statements contained in this release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) and other applicable law. When used, the words "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "project", "should", "expect", "plan", "assume" and similar expressions that do not relate solely to historical matters identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the company's current assumptions regarding future business and financial performance. Forward-looking statements concerning future plans or results are necessarily only estimates and actual results could differ materially from expectations. These statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including the following: our ability to implement our business strategy; our financial strategy; a downturn in economic environment; our failure to meet growth and productivity objectives; a failure of our innovation initiatives; risks from investing in growth opportunities; fluctuations in financial results and purchases; the impact of local legal, economic, political and health conditions; adverse effects from environmental matters and tax matters; ineffective internal controls; our use of accounting estimates; our ability to attract and retain key personnel and our reliance on critical skills; impact of relationships with critical suppliers; currency fluctuations and customer financing risks; the impact of changes in market liquidity conditions and customer credit risk on receivables; our reliance on third party distribution channels; Securities and Exchange Commission regulations related to trading in "penny stocks;" the continued availability of certain financing provided by our CEO; and other risks, uncertainties and factors discussed in our Quarterly Reports on Form10-Q, our Annual Reports on Form 10-K, and in our other filings with the SEC or in materials incorporated therein by reference. Any forward-looking statement in this release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. We assume no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement. Notwithstanding the above, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, expressly state that the safe harbor for forward looking statements does not apply to companies that issue penny stocks. Because we may from time to time be considered to be an issuer of penny stock, the safe harbor for forward looking statements under the PSLRA may not be apply to us at certain times.

Contact:

William "Buck" Shrewsbury
Chairman and CEO
TX Holdings, Inc.
(606) 928-1131

SOURCE: TX Holdings, Inc.