Vancouver, British Columbia - TheNewswire - August 28, 2020 - Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd. ("Naturally Splendid", "NSE" or "the Company") (FRANKFURT:50N) (TSX-V:NSP) (OTC:NSPDF) announces its unaudited financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2020. All amounts are in Canadian dollars and are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards.
Naturally Splendid recorded sales of $1,025,636 during the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to $1,723,541 for the six months ended June 30, 2019. The Company's sales decreased by approximately $698,000 over the same period last year.
Revenues decreased significantly over the same period last year and Gross Profit Margins are approximately 11% of sales. Selling and distribution costs of $913,082 increased due to the increase in facility costs and inventory write-downs. Administrative expenses decreased to $1,751,915.
Naturally Splendid recorded a net loss from continuing operations of $2,428,944 for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $1,581,077 during the six months ended June 30, 2019. The decrease in net loss was mainly due to decreased production and sales due to COVID-19 pandemic and increased facility costs and corporate promotion.
Gross profits decreased by approximately 19.9% for the six months ended June 30, 2020 at $112,562 (11.0% of sales) compared to $531,496 (30.8%) for the six months ended June 30, 2019. Cost of Sales during the six months ended June 30, 2020 was $913,074 compared to $1,192,045 in the six months ended June 30, 2019.
The Company's manufacturing facility in Pitt Meadows, which focuses on developing and manufacturing plant-based nutritional bars and bites, recently passed its annual Safe Quality Food Level 2 (SQF2) annual audit. SQF2 certification is required by many major retailers. Additionally, the SQF2 is a designation that many Contract Manufacturing Clients require which differentiates this facility from many other facilities that have not attained the same level of certification.
The certifications attained and additional manufacturing equipment commissioned at Naturally Splendid's Pitt Meadows facility allows the Company to focus on higher margin product opportunities.
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The Company has entered into a Letter of Intent with Biologic Pharmamedical Research ("Biologic") to form a joint venture for the purpose of further developing and pursuing Phase 2 Clinical Studies, utilizing one of Biologic's patented technologies as a candidate for a potential COVID 19 treatment. The Company has been issued a No Objection Letter to begin a phase 2 clinical trial and awaits further direction from Health Canada.
Naturally Splendid will own 16% of the joint venture as well as be granted a 10% royalty on gross sales of all products and applications arising from the clinical study. Biologic will own 82% of the joint venture with 2% assigned to key personnel within Biologic at their discretion.
Naturally Splendid CEO Mr. Craig Goodwin states, "Operating during these difficult times has not been without its challenges. Having said that, I am extremely pleased with the continued effort of our staff to operate under these trying times. Although not running at the same level of production as pre-COVID, we continue to service our existing contract manufacturing clients and anticipate adding new clients to our roster over the remainder of the year. We all are adjusting to the reality of the environment we are conducting business in and that includes our existing clients as well as new opportunities we are pursuing. The Company continues to position itself as a premium food manufacturer of plant-based products. We remain committed to pursuing opportunities in the plant-based consumer markets through our existing product lines as well as looking to add to our roster of plant-based products in this fast-growing consumer category".
Goodwin continues, "In addition to pursuing the more traditional consumer markets for plant-based nutrition, the Company is looking forward to beginning our Phase 2 Clinical Trial for a COVID-19 treatment utilizing CavaltinibTM. We remain optimistic that this drug will provide a treatment option for those afflicted with COVID-19."
Naturally Splendid's financial statements can be viewed at: www.SEDAR.com
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Mr. J. Craig Goodwin
Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd.
(NSP - TSX Venture; NSPDF - OTCQB; 50N Frankfurt)
#108-19100 Airport Way
Pitt Meadows, BC, V3Y 0E2
Office: (604) 465-0548
Fax: (604) 465-1128
Information set forth in this news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on assumptions as of the date of this news release. These statements reflect management's current estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations. They are not guarantees of future performance. Naturally Splendid cautions that all forward looking statements are inherently uncertain and that actual performance may be affected by a number of material factors, many of which are beyond Naturally Splendid's control including, Naturally Splendid's ability to compete with large food and beverage companies; sales of any potential products developed will be profitable; sales of shelled hemp seed will continue at existing rates or increase; the ability to complete the sales of all bulk hemp seed purchase orders; and the risk that any of the potential applications may not receive all required regulatory or legal approval. Accordingly, actual and future events, conditions and results may differ materially from the estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking information. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, Naturally Splendid undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking information.
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