FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 25, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Parlux Fragrances, Inc. (Nasdaq:PARL) today announced its sales results for the quarter and the year ended March 31, 2011.
Net sales for the final quarter of the year were $28.9 million compared to $17.7 million in the prior year, an increase of 63%. Net profits were $184 thousand, or $0.01 per share compared to a loss of $9.8 million or ($0.48) per share in the same prior year period.
Net sales for the full fiscal year were $123.0 million compared to the prior year of $148.1 million. The prior year included net sales of $43.0 million of GUESS brand products, which are no longer sold by the Company. Excluding GUESS, prior year net sales were $105.1 million and on a comparable basis current year net sales increased more than 16% over prior year. Our Net Profits were $1.2 million or $0.6 per share, compared to a loss in the prior year of $14.8 million or ($0.73) per share.
Mr. Fred Purches, Chairman and CEO, commented, "We are extremely pleased with the substantial progress we have made in increasing sales of our basic business while launching one new iconic brand, Rihanna, to bring our total comparable sales increase (excluding GUESS) to 16% for the year."
Mr. Purches continued, "We reduced our Operating Expenses by $20.0 million compared to prior year and have been able to achieve a $26.0 million dollar improvement in Operating Profit, reverting from a loss of $23.5 million in the prior year to an Operating Profit of $2.5 million in the current year. Our balance sheet is strong, with $20.5 million in cash, no bank borrowings, and a book value of $4.91 per share. We are optimistic about our future performance."
The Company will hold a conference call on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) to discuss the Company's year-end results and to provide additional outlook on the next quarter. To participate, please call Toll Free: 800-894-5910 or International: 785-424-1052. Conference ID: 7PARLUX. A replay of the conference call will be available following the conference call, until 11:59 p.m. (EDT) June 8, 2011. To access the replay, please go to our website .
ABOUT PARLUX FRAGRANCES, INC.
Parlux Fragrances, Inc. is a manufacturer and international distributor of prestige fragrances and beauty related products. It holds licenses and sublicenses to manufacture and distribute the designer fragrance brands of Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson, Nicole Miller, Josie Natori, Queen Latifah, Marc Ecko, Rihanna, Kanye West, Vince Camuto and Fred Hayman Beverly Hills.
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CONTACT: Parlux Fragrances, Inc. (954) 316-9008 Frederick E. Purches, Ext. 8116 Raymond J. Balsys, Ext. 8106 Web site: http://www.parlux.com