CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA: Leatt Corporation, a Nevada corporation (PINKSHEETS: LEAT.PK) (Company), and the distributor of the Leatt-Brace®, a Neck Brace System designed to help prevent potentially devastating motor sport injuries to the cervical spine (neck), today announced unaudited financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2011, (“Q1 FY2011”). The Company posted gross revenues of $2,924,698 and a net quarterly loss before taxes of $217,634. These results compare to gross revenue of $2,953,380 and net quarterly loss before taxes of $ 183,932 in the year-ago quarter. A summary of financial results is set forth below.
"Leatt Corporation has been working to return to profitability and a pro-growth strategy. The increase in net loss for the quarter is primarily due to shipments that were unable to ship during the Chinese New Year period as well as increased product liability insurance premiums and an advertising campaign aimed at growing the Company’s markets. Like many niche consumer product companies, the recession and downturn in consumer discretionary spending hurt our results and stalled our growth efforts. We believe that we are making progress in our efforts to return to profitability and then pursuing a growth strategy despite the continued negative economic environment. We are committed to pursuing a prudent plan for establishing a company that is capable of sustained and future profitability,” said Chief Executive Officer Sean Macdonald.
Since 2006, we have sold a line of Neck Brace Systems for adults and children that are designed to help prevent potentially devastating motor sport injuries to the cervical spine (neck) among motorcycle, ATV, bicycle and other motor vehicles worldwide. The Company product line is set forth at our sales/product URL: http://www.leatt-brace.com.
A financial summary of the Q1 FY2011 results appears below, which summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Q1 FY2011 financial results and footnotes thereto posted on https://www.leatt-corp.com. One should not rely on the following summary as a complete presentation of financial results and condition for Q1 FY2011, especially in any investment decision.
|Three Months Ended
31 March 2011
|Revenues||$ 2,924,698||$ 2,953,380|
|Cost of Revenues||1,045,164||1,151,463|
|Loss from Operations||(223,103)||(185,590)|
|Other Income (Expense)||5,469||1,658|
|Loss Before Income Taxes||(217,634)||(183,932)|
|Net Loss Available to Common Shareholders||$ (218,434)||$ (186,332)|
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