LifeVantage Corporation, maker of Protandim®, today announced results for its year ended June 30, 2008. The Company recorded net revenues of $3.2 million and a net loss of $(2.1) million, or $(0.09) per share, for its year ended June 30, 2008. For its year ended June 30, 2007, the Company reported net revenues of $5.1 million and a net loss of $(3.7) million, or $(0.17) per share.
For its fourth fiscal quarter 2008, the Company recorded net revenues of $0.8 million and a net loss of $(0.7) million, or $(0.03) per share. For its fourth fiscal quarter 2007, the Company reported net revenues of $0.8 million and a net loss of $(0.5) million, or $(0.02) per share.
David Brown, LifeVantage President and CEO, commented, "We are pleased that in the short time the new management team has been in place, we have been able to stabilize sales and keep expenditures in line. Our efforts to increase brand awareness through television and radio commercials, as well as through internet marketing, have resulted in increases in new customer acquisition. We have also added new retail accounts for the first time in nearly a year and a half. Additionally, we anticipate achieving significant savings in manufacturing costs in the latter half of fiscal 2009 as a result of our recently announced agreement with Cornerstone Research & Development.”
During fiscal year 2008, the Company raised gross proceeds of $1,490,000 through a private placement offering of debentures convertible into the Company’s common stock. The proceeds are being used primarily for sales, marketing, promotional efforts, new product development, and scientific research and development.
A tremendous amount of scientific research was conducted on Protandim® during fiscal year 2008. Those institutions involved in such research included, among others, the University of Colorado at Denver Health Science Center, the University of Minnesota, Ohio State University, University Hospital in Brno, Czech Republic, the University of Michigan, Virginia Commonwealth University and Louisiana State University. The studies relate to various conditions including diabetes, skin cancer, pulmonary hypertension, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, coronary artery bypass graft failure, renal failure, and photo aging of the skin.
In addition to the Company’s direct to consumer channel, Protandim® continues to be distributed through retail outlets such as GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin Cottage, Seattle Super Supplements, Akin’s and Chamberlins’ Natural Foods Markets and Drugstore.com. Several retailers have recently been added, including Swanson’s Health (a leading e-commerce and mail order company), Let's Talk Health (an on-line natural health products retailer) and Motion Grid, Inc. (a direct sales company currently selling to over 50,000 customers in the fitness industry). The Company has developed marketing and promotional plans in an effort to increase sales in the retail channel, and we have also developed a network of highly regarded retail brokers to give us greater presence in the channel.
With regard to the Company’s international efforts, Mr. Brown commented, “The Company’s previously announced plan to obtain distribution in Japan continues to move ahead. We are now waiting for official government approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health in order to ship the product into Japan.”
Protandim® is a groundbreaking, clinically proven and patented dietary supplement that increases the body's natural antioxidant protection by inducing protective enzymes including, superoxide dismustase (SOD) and catalase (CAT). These naturally occurring enzymes simply become overwhelmed by free radicals as we get older. Oxidative stress (cell damage caused by free radicals) occurs as a person ages, when subjected to environmental stresses or as an associated factor in certain illnesses. TBARS are laboratory markers for oxidative stress in the body. New data from a scientific study in men and women show that after 30 days of taking Protandim®, the level of circulating TBARS decreased an average of 40 percent, with this decrease shown to be maintained at 120 days. Protandim® strengthens a person's defenses against oxidative stress by increasing the body's natural antioxidant enzymes. For more information, please visit the Protandim® product web site at www.protandim.com.
About LifeVantage Corporation
LifeVantage Corporation is a publicly traded (OTCBB: LFVN - News), science-based, natural products company, dedicated to helping people reach their health and wellness goals through science-based solutions to oxidative stress. Founded in 2003 and based in San Diego, California, LifeVantage develops nutraceutical products, including Protandim®, that leverage the Company's expertise and that are intended to deliver significant health benefits to consumers. For more information, visit www.lifevantage.com or contact Jan Strode at 619-890-4040.
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