BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. (“TOMI™”) (OTCQX:TOMZ), a global decontamination company that specializes in disinfection/decontamination sales and services, including SteraMist™, a hydrogen peroxide-based mist/fog registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) for use as a hospital-healthcare disinfectant, announces its financial results for the third quarter of 2017.
Dr. Halden Shane, TOMI’s Chief Executive Officer, stated: “Consistent with our expectations we continue to see improved trends going forward into 2018. This is driven by our focus on both customer satisfaction and client retention. We continue to attract new clients with revamped marketing, new corporate infrastructure, new sales and new service innovation. During the third quarter our revenue was essentially flat over same quarter of 2016. In addition, our efforts to streamline the business and more effectively manage our costs structure resulted in an operating loss improvement of $539,000 from the third quarter of 2016. TOMI is still waiting for all the efforts put into the regulatory approvals in the Asian markets to reach materiality.”
Dr. Shane continued, “Our strategy remains to take advantage of the positive business momentum and strong sales pipeline emerging in 2018. Our operational results are not reflective of the true momentum of our business. We anticipate improving our financial results going into next year by focusing on exceeding customer expectations while attracting new clients to our technology by using our marketing, sales and innovative capabilities.”
Financial Results for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2017 Compared to 2016
- Net revenue was $1,030,000, compared to $1,092,000.
- Gross margins were 62.0%, compared to 60.5%.
- Loss from operations was $396,000, compared to $935,000.
- Net loss was 457,000, or $0.00 on a per share basis compared to a net loss of $935,000 or $0.01 on a per share basis.
- At September 30, 2017, cash and cash equivalents were $5,270,000 and working capital was $4,721,000, compared to $948,000 and $5,716,000, respectively, at December 31, 2016.
Third Quarter: Recent & Current Business Highlights
- Settlement of suit initiated against Astro Pak Corporation to protect intellectual property rights resulted in the assignment of the iHP trademark and a favorable cash settlement on July 26, 2017.
- The custom build-in system that was designed and installed into a vivarium facility was featured in the August 2017 publication of ALNmag.
- Expansion of EPA label to include efficacy against Salmonella and Norovirus was secured on July 27, 2017.
- Continued expansion of sales force in Life Science Division with addition of an internal sales manager, manufacturing representatives and comprehensive on-boarding and training offered for deeper penetration in this market with current and viable sales leads provided.
- Further support of TOMI Divisions was evidenced by attendance and presence at industry leading conferences, AALAS, APIC Divisions, AHE, ISSA, ABRA, and ABSA which generated hundreds of leads for future sales.
- Recently received registration in Canada which allows back-log of sales leads and requests for service to be fulfilled, and create new opportunities for growth with potential service providers.
- TOMI Service Network(TSN) has been provided significant increase in corporate support and marketing / sales / advertising efforts to encourage recruitment of new providers and develop business leads.
- Significant spike in recent months of requests for proposals for both build-in systems and service opportunities.
- Recently accepted into leading GPO’s supplier list (Premier) comprised of thousands of hospitals nationwide. Additional research to submit to more GPOs underway and remains a focus now and into the future.
- Design patent for Taiwan and China was accepted/approved/awarded for decontamination cart and rigid decontamination chamber, and the USPTO accepted applications for the rigid and flexible decontamination chambers, both of which were used for TOMI’s USAid Ebola grant.
- Recently hired a consulting firm to further efforts to improve upon GxP requirements in the pharmaceutical and food safety industries which will support another potential revenue stream moving forward.
- Entered into distribution agreement with Protak Scientific Ltd., a United Kingdom-based company that manufacturers enzyme indicators for hydrogen peroxide for a quick (less than 90 second) decontamination performance validation. Pursuant to the agreement, TOMI will distribute Protak’s enzyme indicators as well as use the product in our service engagements.
- Continued expansion into Europe through execution of a sales and distribution agreement with Westbury Decontamination Ltd., a United Kingdom-based service and distribution company.
About TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc.
TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. (OTCQX:TOMZ) is a global decontamination and infection prevention company, providing environmental solutions for indoor surface disinfection through manufacturing, sales and licensing of its premier Binary Ionization Technology® (BIT™) platform, which was invented under a defense grant in association with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense. BIT™ uses a low percentage Hydrogen Peroxide as its only active ingredient to produce a hydroxyl radical (OH ion), represented by the TOMI™ SteraMist™ brand of products, which produces a germ-killing aerosol that works like a visual non-caustic gas.
TOMI’s products are designed to service a broad spectrum of commercial structures including but not limited to hospitals and medical facilities, cruise ships, office buildings, hotel and motel rooms, schools, restaurants, meat and produce processing facilities (when not in operation), military barracks, police and fire departments, and athletic facilities. TOMI’s products and services have also been used in single-family homes and multi-unit residences.
TOMI also develops training programs and application protocols for its clients and is a member in good standing of The American Biological Safety Association, The American Association of Tissue Banks, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and The Restoration Industry Association.
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|TOMI ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS, INC.|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET|
|September 30, 2017 (Unaudited)||December 31, 2016|
|Cash and Cash Equivalents||$||5,270,313||$||948,324|
|Accounts Receivable – net||1,603,481||1,521,378|
|Inventories (Note 3)||4,420,448||4,047,310|
|Deposits on Merchandise (Note 10)||–||147,010|
|Total Current Assets||11,572,942||6,768,469|
|Property and Equipment – net (Note 4)||653,656||611,807|
|Intangible Assets – net (Note 5)||1,640,909||1,918,040|
|Total Other Assets||1,645,609||1,922,740|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Accrued Expenses and Other Current Liabilities (Note 11)||227,058||278,413|
|Accrued Interest (Note 6)||20,000||–|
|Convertible Notes Payable, net of discount of $54,730|
|at September 30, 2017 (Note 6)||5,245,270||–|
|Total Current Liabilities||6,852,185||1,052,953|
|Convertible Notes Payable, net of discount of $4,592||695,408||–|
|at September 30, 2017 (Note 6)|
|Total Long-term Liabilities||695,408||–|
|Commitments and Contingencies||–||–|
|Cumulative Convertible Series A Preferred Stock;|
|par value $0.01, 1,000,000 shares authorized; 510,000 shares issued|
|and outstanding at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016||5,100||5,100|
|Cumulative Convertible Series B Preferred Stock; $1,000 stated value;|
|7.5% Cumulative dividend; 4,000 shares authorized; none issued|
|and outstanding at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016||–||–|
|Common stock; par value $0.01, 200,000,000 shares authorized;|
|122,049,958 and 120,825,134 shares issued and outstanding|
|at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.||1,220,499||1,208,251|
|Additional Paid-In Capital||41,726,260||41,367,946|
|Total Shareholders’ Equity||6,324,615||8,250,063|
|Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity||$||13,872,207||$||9,303,016|
|TOMI ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS, INC.|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS|
|Three Months Ended||Nine Months Ended|
|September 30,||September 30,|
|Cost of Sales||389,170||431,621||1,318,021||1,886,193|
|Depreciation and Amortization||145,760||148,347||453,834||427,377|
|Research and Development||79,747||92,847||128,512||120,345|
|Equity Compensation Expense (Note 7)||(20,597||)||85,322||223,300||542,291|
|General and Administrative||696,028||834,872||2,078,252||2,506,456|
|Total Operating Expenses||1,036,848||1,596,064||4,354,121||5,405,051|
|Loss from Operations||(395,923||)||(935,353||)||(2,163,394||)||(2,763,404||)|
|Other Income (Expense):|
|Amortization of Debt Discounts||(1,688||)||–||(2,582||)||–|
|Gain on Disposition of Property and Equipment||–||–||–||12,000|
|Total Other Income (Expense)||(61,103||)||–||(132,617||)||214,451|
|Loss Per Common Share|
|Basic and Diluted||$||(0.00||)||$||(0.01||)||$||(0.02||)||$||(0.02||)|
|Basic and Diluted Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding||121,567,328||120,763,449||121,144,339||120,467,106|
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