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Green Earth Technologies Completes First Audited Financial Statements Since Inception

Press Release Source: Green Earth Technologies

Wednesday November 19, 2008, 4:30 pm EST

 

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Green Earth Technologies (Pink Sheets: GETG - News), which has embarked on a mission to develop, produce, market and distribute bio-based and bio-degradable performance and appearance products for the home, lawn care, automotive and marine markets, announced today that it has completed its financial statement audit for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008.

Key accomplishments since the company was founded in 2007 include the following:

  • The formation of strategic relationships with Bio-Tech Fuel and Chemicals, LLC (Guymon, OK), Inventek Colloidal Cleaners, LLC (Philadelphia) and Kwik Paint Products (Detroit) for source material and technology;
  • The signing of master distribution agreements with Steel City Products, Do Cut Sales and Service and Rotary Corporation;
  • The opening of a manufacturing and distribution facility in Detroit and a high-speed bottling line in Guymon, OK;
  • Shipment of its first order of automotive appearance products in April 2008;
  • The hiring of key management, including Greg Adams, CFO in March 2008. Mr. Adams is a CPA with extensive SEC and compliance experience having worked at KPMG for 11 years and having served as the CFO/COO of publicly traded EDGAR Online Inc.;
  • The formation of a partnership with Techtronic Industries that includes shipping G-OIL™ 2-cycle and 4-cycle oils with select 2009 Ryobi outdoor power equipment;
  • The securing of distribution at retail outlets including The Home Depot, Target, VIP, National Auto, Fred Meyer, participating ACE & True Value dealers, Redners, Trader Horns, The Andersons, Biggs, Bennett Auto, Frank’s Auto Supermarket and Amazon.com;
  • The development of a sales force strategy that includes national sales agreements with more than 100 representatives with the potential to reach over 300,000 retail locations;
  • The launch of a comprehensive sales and marketing program utilizing product and corporate branding, promotional and advertising campaigns, point of purchase marketing, push-pull strategy, and public promotions;
  • The formulation of a premier ultimate biodegradability 2-cycle oil which meets API TC and JASO FI
  • Successful completion of the API engine testing for SM rating and ISAC-GF4
  • Expansion of the Board of Directors from three to five, including three outside independent board members.

Jeff Marshall, CEO of Green Earth Technologies, stated: “We are creating a powerful consumer brand that we believe will become the choice of consumers seeking products that are both green and effective. We have initially focused on categories considered to be among the biggest contributors to environmental damage by launching a complete line of innovative, bio-degradable performance & appearance products. This will have an immediate positive impact by lowering carbon emissions and lessening the pollution of our land and waterways.

“We are making good progress with our marketing and product initiatives, which we believe will lead to significant revenue increases in an addressable global market that exceeds $200 billion. In August, The Home Depot started carrying our 2-cycle engine oils, as well as the bar & chain lubricants,” added Mr. Marshall. “In addition we are particularly pleased about G-OIL passing the engine tests criteria for API certification. Production of our products has been accelerating and we expect to produce predictable quarter-over-quarter revenue growth and steady progress toward profitability.”

For the year ended June 30, 2008, the Company reported net sales of approximately $290,000. As mentioned above, sales of the Company’s products commenced only in April 2008 and consisted primarily of appearance products. Net loss was $16.7 million, or ($0.42) per share which includes $12.6 million, or ($0.32) per share, in non cash stock-based compensation. The common shares were issued in exchange for royalty-free licenses and exclusivity rights, patents, certain intellectual property and for services and compensation to various parties, including employees and non-employees.

At June 30, 2008, cash and cash equivalents totaled $2.0 million, inventory totaled $1.2 million and total stockholders’ equity was $4.3 million. During the year the Company did not capitalize any costs for research and development or costs for testing its motor oils.

 
KEY FINANCIAL METRICS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
     
    Year Ended

June 30, 2008

     
Appearance Products   $ 276  
Performance Products     14  
Total Revenues   $ 290  
     
Net loss   $ (16,682 )  
Interest expense, net     424  
Operating loss     (16,258)  
Stock compensation     12,563  
Amortization and depreciation     200  
     
Adjusted EBITDA loss   $ (3,495)  
     
Net loss per share     ($0.42)  
Adjusted EBITDA per share     ($0.09)  

In addition to disclosing financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP, the Company discloses information regarding Adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA also excludes the non-cash charge for stock compensation expense. The Company provides the above reconciliation to net loss, which is the most directly comparable GAAP measure. The Company presents adjusted EBITDA as it is a common alternative measure of performance that is used by management as well as investors when analyzing the financial position and operating performance of the Company by excluding certain non-cash expenses, such as stock compensation expense, as well as non-operating items that are not indicative of its core operating results. Furthermore, this non-GAAP financial measure is one of the primary indicators management uses for planning and forecasting future periods. As adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure, it should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net loss or any other GAAP measure. Because not all companies calculate adjusted EBITDA in the same manner, the Company's definition of adjusted EBITDA might not be consistent with that of other companies.

Please visit www.getg.com or www.pinksheets.com (ticker: GETG) for the latest news and in-depth information about GET and its brands.

ABOUT GREEN EARTH TECHNOLOGIES

Green Earth Technologies produces G-branded superior performing totally green products made with American-grown base oils that utilize the power of nanotechnology to deliver environmentally friendly products with no compromise... meaning, consumers can now "do their part" without having to give up performance or value: Save the Earth – Sacrifice Nothing. The G-brand family of products include G-OIL™, G-WASH™ , G-GLASS™, G-SCENT™ , G-WHEEL™ and G-TIRE™ and are offered in a wide range of automotive categories including performance and appearance chemicals. GET products are available at The Home Depot VIP, National Auto, Fred Meyer, participating ACE & True Value dealers, Redners, Trader Horns, The Andersons, Biggs, Bennett Auto, Frank’s Auto Supermarket and Amazon.com.

 

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