Gaiam: Q2 Results

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BOULDER, Colorado - Gaiam, Inc. (GAIA), a lifestyle company, reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.

 During the fourth quarter of 2013, Gaiam sold its non-branded entertainment media distribution operations (“GVE”) and discontinued its direct response television marketing (“DRTV”) operations. As a result, the Company now reports these businesses as discontinued operations, and has reclassified the financial results for all periods presented below accordingly. Unless otherwise noted, all figures below reflect the continuing operations of Gaiam, which is comprised of the Company’s branded yoga, fitness, and wellbeing business, including fitness media content and products, the Company’s e-commerce platform; and Gaiam TV, a global digital subscription service.

Lynn Powers, Chief Executive Officer of Gaiam, commented, “Our 2014 results demonstrate the continued progress we are achieving since the recent repositioning of our business. While our initiatives to focus on growing Gaiam across yoga, fitness and wellbeing are still in the early stages of implementation, we are already generating positive momentum. Notable high profile retail placements over the balance of the year include: 1,100 door store-within-store presentation with a major retailer for Gaiam and Gaiam Restore products and media, further expansion of the SPRI line of products in our largest retail account and an increase in our international presence across a major European retail chain.”

Ms. Powers, concluded, “As the number one recognized brand in yoga accessories, we continue to invest in our future by developing, designing and launching new product categories for 2015 such as yoga apparel, and men’s and children’s yoga accessories. We are also transitioning our direct to consumer business to be more mobile and social centric and focused on yoga, fitness and wellbeing.”

2014 Second Quarter Review

In the quarter ended June 30, 2014, net revenue was $32.5 million, an increase of approximately $0.6 million, or 1.7%, compared to net revenue of $31.9 million in the prior-year period.

Gross profit for the 2014 second quarter improved to $15.5 million, or 47.7% of net revenue, compared to gross profit of $13.3 million, or 41.7% of net revenue, in the second quarter of 2013. The 600 basis point improvement in gross profit was driven by improved margins in our business segment and increased revenues from our high margins subscription business.

Operating expenses were 55.5% of net revenue in the 2014 second quarter, compared to 53.4% of net revenue in the second quarter of 2013, due to continued investments in Gaiam TV partially offset by lower expenses in our business segment.

Operating loss for the three months ended June 30, 2014 improved 22% year over year to $3.2 million, compared to $4.1 million in the second quarter of 2013. Included in the operating loss for the 2014 second quarter is $0.6 million of costs related to the proposed separation of Gaiam TV. Excluding these costs, operating losses improved 32% over the prior year.

Gaiam’s business segment generated income from operations of $1.4 million in the second quarter, compared to $0.2 million in the same period last year primarily reflecting lower operating expenses. The Company’s direct-to-consumer segment recorded a net loss from operations of $4.6 million, compared to a net loss of $4.3 million in the same period of last year.

During the quarter, the Company recorded a gain of $1.0 million on the sale of a portion of its shares of Real Goods Solar stock and all of the Cinedigm stock it received from Cinedigm in connection with the sale of GVE last year.

The Company recognized income tax expense of $0.1 million during the quarter related to its majority-owned subsidiaries. The Company recognized a net loss for the quarter but, in accordance with GAAP, did not record a tax benefit because it continues to record a valuation allowance against its deferred tax assets. Although fully reserved on the balance sheet, Gaiam’s deferred tax assets remain available to offset any income tax liabilities.

Net loss for the 2014 second quarter was $2.4 million, or a loss of $0.10 per share, inclusive of the $0.6 million of legal and audit costs related to the proposed separation of Gaiam TV and the $1.0 million gain from the sale of stock, compared to net income of $8.0 million, or $0.35 per share, for the second quarter of 2013. The prior year period included a $16.4 million gain from the sale of stock and a tax provision of $4.4 million. In accordance with GAAP, the Company recorded a valuation allowance against its net operating losses during the current quarter that prevented it from recognizing a net tax benefit.

Jirka Rysavy, Chairman, commented, “Gaiam TV continues to gain traction with consumers seeking curated, quality, conscious media content delivered across a digital platform. Our Board of Directors believes that both businesses and shareholders will benefit from Gaiam TV operating as a standalone business.”

Gaiam’s Board of Directors recently approved the separation of the Company’s media subscription unit from the Gaiam-branded business into two separate publicly traded companies, which is expected to occur after the Company files it Form 10-K for 2014. The Company currently expects the separation to take the form of a tax-free spin-off to shareholders. Gaiam may, at any time and for any reason until the proposed spin-off is complete, abandon, modify or change the terms of its contemplated spin-off. Gaiam TV is a global digital video streaming service that provides curated conscious media content to its subscribers in over 100 countries. Over 90% of its 6,000 titles are available for streaming exclusively on Gaiam TV through almost any device connected to the internet.


Gaiam, Inc. (GAIA) is a leading producer and marketer of lifestyle media and fitness accessories. With a wide distribution network that consists of approximately 38,000 retail doors, 15,000 store within stores, 5,000 category management locations, and e-commerce, Gaiam is dedicated to providing solutions for healthy living and personal transformation. Gaiam TV is a global digital subscription service with over 6,000 exclusive videos available for streaming. The Company dominates the health and wellness category and owns the largest library of conscious media. For more information about Gaiam, please visit or call 1.800.869.3603.
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