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Healthier Choices Management Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results


41% Improvement in Adjusted EBITDA, Year-Over-Year

HOLLYWOOD, FL, July 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Healthier Choices Management Corp. (OTC:HCMC) ("HCMC or the "Company") today announced financial results for the three-month period ended June 30, 2018.

Second Quarter 2018 Results and Year-to-Date Highlights:

  • Net sales for the three-month period ended June 30, 2018 amounted to $3.28 million, compared to $3.31 million during the same period last year. For the six-month period ended June 30, 2018, net sales amounted to $6.89 million versus $6.88 million for the same period last year.
  • Total Operating Expenses for the three-month period ended June 30, 2018 amounted to $2.02 million, compared to $4.44 million during the same period last year; a $2.42 million reduction in cost when compared to last year.
  • Net Loss from Continuing Operations decreased to approximately $0.46 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2018; versus approximately $2.80 million, for the same period last year; resulting in an improvement of nearly $2.34 million, for the quarter. For the six-month period ended June 30, 2018, Net Loss from Continuing Operations amounted to $1.73 million; versus $4.57 million for the same period last year; resulting in a $2.84 million, year-to-date advance.  
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the three-month period ended June 30, 2018 improved by roughly $167,000, or 41%, compared to the same period last year. For the six-month period ended June 30, 2018, Adjusted EBITDA improved by nearly $311,000, or 42%, compared to the same period last year.

Jeffrey Holman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCMC, said, "It is an exciting time for Healthier Choices Management Corp. as we continue to deliver significant improvement in the business. We are both proud of and encouraged by our performance in the second quarter." Mr. Holman went on to comment, "We are well positioned for long-term shareholder value creation; the progress to date, including our solid second quarter results, gives us continued confidence in our direction."

About Healthier Choices Management Corp. 

Healthier Choices Management Corp. is a holding company focused on providing consumers with healthier daily choices with respect to nutrition and other lifestyle alternatives. One segment of our business is our natural and organic grocery operations in Ft. Myers, Florida. The other segment is a U.S. based retailer of vaporizers and e-liquids. HCMC sells direct to consumer via company-owned brick-and-mortar retail locations operating under "Ada's Natural Market" and "The Vape Store" brands.

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Forward Looking Statements.

This press release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of that term in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934). Additional written or oral forward looking statements may be made by the Company from time to time in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission or otherwise. Statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are based on management's estimates, assumptions and projections and are not guarantees of future performance. The Company assumes no obligation to update these statements. Forward looking statements may include, but are not limited to, projections or estimates of revenue, income or loss, exit costs, cash flow needs and capital expenditures, statements regarding future operations, expansion or restructuring plans, including our recent exit from and winding down of our wholesale distribution operations. In addition, when used in this release, the words "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," and "plans" and variations thereof and similar expressions are intended to identify forward looking statements.

Factors that may affect our future results of operations and financial condition include, but are not limited to, fluctuations in demand for our products, the introduction of new products, our ability to maintain customer and strategic business relationships, the impact of competitive products and pricing, growth in targeted markets, the adequacy of our liquidity and financial strength to support its growth, and other information that may be detailed from time-to-time in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Results of Operations

The following table sets forth our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Continuing Operations for the three and six-months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017:

    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30,   June 30,
    2018   2017   2018   2017
Total sales, net   $ 3,277,921     $ 3,308,130     $ 6,885,326     $ 6,878,814  
Total cost of sales     1,846,741       1,632,602       3,809,680       3,392,966  
GROSS PROFIT     1,431,180       1,675,528       3,075,646       3,485,848  
Total operating expenses     2,019,183       4,444,390       5,154,673       8,010,610  
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS     (588,003 )     (2,768,862 )     (2,079,027 )     (4,524,762 )
Total other income (expense), net     128,873       (27,699 )     350,261       (45,489 )
NET LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS   $ (459,130 )   $ (2,796,561 )   $ (1,728,766 )   $ (4,570,251 )

See non-GAAP financial measure discussion

    Three Months Ended       Six Months Ended  
    June 30,       June 30,  
      2018       2017       2018       2017  
Adjusted EBITDA                                
Loss from operations   $ (588,003 )   $ (2,768,862 )   $ (2,079,027 )   $ (4,524,762 )
Depreciation and amortization     89,926       86,897       177,472       170,440  
Stock compensation     86,616       2,103,338       1,158,506       3,300,532  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ (411,461 )   $ (578,627 )   $ (743,049 )   $ (1,053,790 )

Consolidated Balance Sheets

The following table sets forth our Condensed Consolidated Balance as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017


    June 30, 2018   December 31, 2017
CURRENT ASSETS                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 7,420,207     $ 7,883,191  
Other current assets     1,039,778       1,070,619  
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS     8,459,985       8,953,810  
Other assets     2,627,513       2,747,595  
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 11,087,498     $ 11,701,405  
Other current liabilities   $ 972,401     $ 1,014,951  
Derivative liabilities – warrants     10,231,697       10,231,697  
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES     11,204,098       11,246,648  
Other liabilities     9,361       10,459  
TOTAL LIABILITIES     11,213,459       11,257,107  
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY     (125,961 )     444,298  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   $ 11,087,498     $ 11,701,405  

Non-GAAP – Financial Measure

The preceding discussion and analysis contains a non-GAAP financial measure. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company's performance, financial position or cash flows that either excludes or includes amounts that are not normally included or excluded in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed as supplemental to, and should not be considered as alternative to, net income, operating income, and cash flow from operating activities, liquidity or any other financial measures. Non-GAAP financial measures may not be indicative of the historical operating results of the Company nor are they intended to be predictive of potential future financial results. Investors should not consider non-GAAP financial measures in isolation or as substitutes for performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Management believes stockholders benefit from referring to the Adjusted EBITDA in planning, forecasting, and analyzing future periods. Management uses this non-GAAP financial measure in evaluating its financial and operational decision making and as a means of evaluating period to period comparison.

We define Adjusted EBITDA as net loss from operations adjusted for non-cash charges from depreciation and amortization and stock compensation. Management believes Adjusted EBITDA is an important measure of our operating performance because it allows management, investors and analysts to evaluate and assess our core operating results from period to period after removing the impact of significant non-cash charges that effect comparability between reporting periods. Our management recognizes that Adjusted EBITDA has inherent limitations because of the excluded items.

We have included a reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measure to loss from operations as calculated in accordance with GAAP. We believe that providing the non-GAAP financial measure, together with the reconciliation to GAAP, helps investors make comparisons between the Company and other companies. In making any comparisons to other companies, investors need to be aware that companies use different non-GAAP measures to evaluate their financial performance. Investors should pay close attention to specific definitions being used and to the reconciliation between such measures and the corresponding GAAP measures provided by each company under applicable rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information:
Healthier Choices Management Corp.
3800 North 28TH Way, #1
Hollywood, FL 33020
Office: 305-600-5004 / Fax: 954-272-7773

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