Reliv International Reports Third-Quarter Financial Results for 2020

 

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Nov. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Reliv International, Inc. (NASDAQ:RELV), a marketer of nutritional supplements that promote optimal health, today reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2020.

Reliv reported net sales of $8.7 million for the third quarter of 2020 compared with net sales of $9.1 million in the third quarter of 2019, a decrease of 5.3%. Net sales in the United States, our largest market, decreased by $161,000 in the third quarter of 2020, which represented a 2.4% decrease in net sales when compared to the prior-year quarter. In the third quarter of 2019, net sales in the United States were favorably impacted by the then-recent launch of the RLV line of hemp-extract products and by the announcement of a price increase effective October 1, 2019.

Net sales in Reliv's foreign markets decreased by $320,000, or 13.9%, in the third quarter of 2020 compared with the prior-year quarter. Net sales in Asia and Europe decreased by 20.3% and 13.5%, respectively, in the third quarter of 2020, as net sales in these regions continue to be heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Net sales in Reliv's foreign markets decreased by 17.0% during the third quarter of 2020 when the impact of foreign currency fluctuation is removed.

Reliv reported a net loss for the third quarter of 2020 of $125,000 (loss per diluted share of $0.07) compared to a net loss of $166,000 (loss per diluted share of $0.09) in the third quarter of 2019. The loss from operations for the third quarter of 2020 was $167,000 compared to a loss from operations of $85,000 in the same period in 2019. Results from operations declined primarily as the result of the decrease in net sales and gross margin.

Net sales for the first nine months of 2020 were $27.0 million, which represents a 0.3% increase from the same period in 2019. Net sales in the United States increased by 3.8% and net sales in Reliv's foreign markets decreased by 9.7% in the first nine months of 2020 compared with the same period last year. Net sales in Reliv's foreign markets decreased by 10.1% during the first nine months of 2020 when the impact of foreign currency fluctuation is removed.

Reliv reported net income of $339,000, or $0.19 per diluted share in the first nine months of 2020, compared to a net income of $70,000 or $0.04 per diluted share in the same period of 2019.

Reliv had cash and cash equivalents of $3.3 million as of September 30, 2020, compared to $1.6 million as of December 31, 2019. Net cash provided by operating activities was $772,000 in the first nine months of 2020. 

As of September 30, 2020, Reliv had 24,850 active Distributors – a decrease of 4.1% from September 30, 2019 – of which 3,310 are Master Affiliate level and above. The number of Master Affiliates increased by 5.4% compared to the prior year total, driven by advancements in the Philippines. Master Affiliate is the level at which distributors are eligible to earn generation royalties. As of September 30, 2020, Reliv had 13,200 retail customers and Preferred Customers in total – a decrease of 12.0% from September 30, 2019.  The actual number of customers is much higher as many Distributors (approximately 74% in the U.S.) join Reliv to purchase our products at a discount and do not participate in the business opportunity and the count also does not include those customers that buy product directly from distributors rather than from the Company. 

"We believe Reliv is positioned well in the nutrition and work from home industries. The challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic continue, but we're pleased with how our field has adapted with more frequent use of online technology to communicate and operate," commented Ryan A. Montgomery, Chief Executive Officer. "We believe the work done this summer and early fall with virtual conferences and other tools will lead to stronger sales for the remainder of the year."  

Reliv has hosted online conferences targeted to its North American and European regions over the past three months and will host one for its Asia-Pacific region in November.  "We are pleased with the content created and presented to much of the Reliv world, not only for its immediate impact, but the long-term value created by the mobile app and online content for customer acquisition and distributor training," said Montgomery.

In international operations, net sales in Reliv's key markets in Europe and Asia continue to be challenged as local COVID-19 guidelines still are generally more restrictive than those in the United States.  "Foreign sales, particularly in the Philippines, continue to be dampened by the pandemic," noted Montgomery.  "However, we believe we still have a solid base of business in our foreign markets and feel sales will rebound as the world emerges from this global crisis.  We firmly believe the efficacy of our products and value of our home-based business opportunity play a role in this recovery."

Last month, Reliv announced its intention to effect a reverse stock split, followed by a forward split of its common stock as part of a plan to delist its stock from NASDAQ and suspend its filing obligations to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Reliv believes the costs of being a public reporting company far outweigh its benefits.  Reliv expects the plan to be complete on or after November 29, 2020.

About Reliv International, Inc.

Reliv International, based in Chesterfield, MO, develops and markets nutritional supplements that promote optimal nutrition. Reliv supplements address core nutrition, targeted solutions and overall wellness and now include a line of RLV hemp extracts. Reliv is the exclusive provider of LunaRich® products, which optimize levels of lunasin, a soy peptide that works at the epigenetic level to promote optimal health. The company sells its products through an international direct selling system of independent distributors in 13 countries. Learn more about Reliv at reliv.com, or on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

Statements made in this news release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking" statements (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements containing words such as "may," "should," "could," "would," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue" or similar expressions. Factors that could cause actual results to differ are identified in the public filings made by Reliv with the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information on factors that could affect Reliv's business and financial results are included in its public filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which are available on the Company's web site, reliv.com.

--FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS FOLLOW –

 

Reliv International, Inc. and Subsidiaries

         
           

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

         
 

September 30

December 31

     
 

2020

2019

     
 

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

     

Assets

         

Current Assets:

         

Cash and cash equivalents

$3,339,675

$1,630,779

     

Accounts receivable, less allowances of

         

$5,000 in 2020 and 2019

58,157

107,369

     

Notes & accounts receivables & deposits - related parties

1,106,221

1,099,228

     

Inventories

2,828,738

2,701,688

     

Other current assets

490,620

326,454

     
           

Total current assets

7,823,411

5,865,518

     
           

Notes & accounts receivables - related parties

2,331,844

2,418,921

     

Other assets

2,343,238

2,581,717

     

Net property, plant and equipment

4,208,008

4,440,840

     
           

Total Assets

$16,706,501

$15,306,996

     
           

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

         
           

Accounts payable, accruals & other current liabilities

$3,696,451

$3,489,157

     

Long-term debt - current

977,229

500,000

     

Long-term debt, less current portion

384,771

-

     

Other noncurrent liabilities

214,209

216,196

     

Stockholders' equity

11,433,841

11,101,643

     
           

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$16,706,501

$15,306,996

     
           
           

Consolidated Statements of Operations

         
 

Three months ended September 30

 

Nine months ended September 30

 

2020

2019

 

2020

2019

 

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

 

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Product sales

$7,935,387

$8,395,941

 

$24,855,366

$24,809,979

Freight income

489,479

521,192

 

1,494,281

1,521,014

Other revenue

243,478

231,732

 

617,922

564,389

           

Net Sales

8,668,344

9,148,865

 

26,967,569

26,895,382

           

Costs and expenses:

         

  Cost of goods sold

2,290,223

2,497,993

 

7,147,554

7,200,716

  Distributor royalties and commissions

2,801,005

2,939,187

 

8,719,538

8,721,852

  Selling, general and administrative

3,744,220

3,796,276

 

11,023,006

11,224,748

           

Total Costs and Expenses

8,835,448

9,233,456

 

26,890,098

27,147,316

           

Income (loss) from operations

(167,104)

(84,591)

 

77,471

(251,934)

           

Other income (expense):

         

Interest income

45,904

41,548

 

124,614

137,028

Interest expense

(6,717)

(24,250)

 

(20,755)

(39,737)

Other income (expense):

56,202

(12,564)

 

86,234

(13,224)

Gain on sale of fixed assets

-

-

 

-

434,549

           

Income (loss) before income taxes

(71,715)

(79,857)

 

267,564

266,682

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

53,000

86,000

 

(71,000)

197,000

           

Net income (loss)

($124,715)

($165,857)

 

$338,564

$69,682

           
           

Earnings (loss) per common share - Basic & Diluted

($0.07)

($0.09)

 

$0.19

$0.04

Weighted average shares 

1,746,000

1,746,000

 

1,746,000

1,746,000

           
           
           

 

Reliv International, Inc. and Subsidiaries

             
                 

Net sales by Market

       

(in thousands)

Three months ended September 30,

 

Change from

 

2020

 

2019

 

prior year

 

Amount

% of Net
Sales

 

Amount

% of Net
Sales

 

Amount

%

                 

United States

$          6,682

77.1%

 

$          6,843

74.8%

 

$           (161)

-2.4%

Australia/New Zealand

148

1.7%

 

135

1.5%

 

13

9.6%

Canada

128

1.5%

 

140

1.5%

 

(12)

-8.6%

Mexico

166

1.9%

 

156

1.7%

 

10

6.4%

Europe

629

7.3%

 

727

7.9%

 

(98)

-13.5%

Asia

915

10.5%

 

1,148

12.6%

 

(233)

-20.3%

                 

Consolidated Total

$          8,668

100.0%

 

$          9,149

100.0%

 

$         (481)

-5.3%

                 
                 

Net sales by Market

       

(in thousands)

Nine months ended September 30,

 

Change from

 

2020

 

2019

 

prior year

 

Amount

% of Net
Sales

 

Amount

% of Net
Sales

 

Amount

%

                 

United States

$        20,613

76.5%

 

$        19,859

73.8%

 

$            754

3.8%

Australia/New Zealand

437

1.6%

 

445

1.6%

 

(8)

-1.8%

Canada

412

1.5%

 

479

1.8%

 

(67)

-14.0%

Mexico

420

1.6%

 

444

1.7%

 

(24)

-5.4%

Europe

2,193

8.1%

 

2,422

9.0%

 

(229)

-9.5%

Asia

2,893

10.7%

 

3,246

12.1%

 

(353)

-10.9%

                 

Consolidated Total

$        26,968

100.0%

 

$        26,895

100.0%

 

$              73

0.3%

                 

 

Reliv International, Inc. and Subsidiaries

                     
                         

Retail and Preferred Customers/Active Distributors/Master Affiliates and Above by Market

             
               
 

As of 9/30/2020

           
 

Retail Customers

Preferred Customers

Active Distributors

Total Customers
and Distributors

Master
Affiliates and
Above

             
       
                         

United States

3,680

2,050

17,000

22,730

2,060

             

Australia/New Zealand

50

280

660

990

80

             

Canada

90

30

460

580

70

             

Mexico

30

140

1,190

1,360

90

             

Europe

730

560

1,540

2,830

260

             

Asia

850

4,710

4,000

9,560

750

             
                         

Consolidated Total

5,430

7,770

24,850

38,050

3,310

             
                         
 

As of 9/30/2019

             
 

Retail Customers

Preferred Customers

Active Distributors

Total Customers
and Distributors

Master
Affiliates and
Above

             
               
                         

United States

3,610

1,540

17,810

22,960

2,070

             

Australia/New Zealand

50

220

670

940

70

             

Canada

90

30

500

620

70

             

Mexico

20

110

1,170

1,300

90

             

Europe

740

750

1,690

3,180

310

             

Asia

2,390

5,450

4,060

11,900

530

             
                         

Consolidated Total

6,900

8,100

25,900

40,900

3,140

             
                         
                         
 

Change in %

             
 

Retail Customers

Preferred Customers

Active Distributors

Total Customers
and Distributors

Master
Affiliates and
Above

             
               
                         

United States

1.9%

33.1%

-4.5%

-1.0%

-0.5%

             

Australia/New Zealand

0.0%

27.3%

-1.5%

5.3%

14.3%

             

Canada

0.0%

0.0%

-8.0%

-6.5%

0.0%

             

Mexico

50.0%

27.3%

1.7%

4.6%

0.0%

             

Europe

-1.4%

-25.3%

-8.9%

-11.0%

-16.1%

             

Asia

-64.4%

-13.6%

-1.5%

-19.7%

41.5%

             
                         

Consolidated Total

-21.3%

-4.1%

-4.1%

-7.0%

5.4%

             
                         
                         

The table above sets forth, as of September 30, 2020 and 2019, the number of our Retail Customers/Preferred Customers/Active Distributors and Master Affiliates and above.  The total number of active distributors includes Master Affiliates and above. We define an active retail or preferred customer as one that has placed a product order in the prior twelve months, and we define an active distributor as one that enrolls as a distributor or renews his or her distributorship during the prior twelve months. Many individuals join Reliv as distributors to obtain our products at a discount and may not participate in the Reliv business opportunity. Master Affiliates and above are distributors that have attained the highest level of discount and are eligible for royalties generated by Master Affiliate groups in their downline organization.  

           

 

For more information, contact:
Steve Albright                                                      
Chief Financial Officer 
(636) 733-1305

 

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Company Codes: NASDAQ-SMALL:RELV
 

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