Beverage Sales, Margins and Gross Profit Grow at CirTran
SALT LAKE CITY, May 25, 2011 – CirTran Corporation (OTC BB: CIRC), a diversified international manufacturer and distributor of consumer products, has filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2011, reporting increases in beverage sales and in gross profit while a significant loss in the value of company-held derivatives resulted in a substantial net loss.
CirTran’s sales for the quarter were $1,395,200 as compared with the adjusted sales total of $1,782,859 reported for the first quarter of 2010. The company also reported a cost of sales of $195,287, a five times-plus improvement as compared with $1,147,433 for the same period in 2010. The resulting gain in sales margin generated a gross profit of $655,848 for the quarter, nearly a six-times gain over a gross profit reported by CirTran of $110,043 for the first quarter of 2010.
Revenue from CirTran’s Beverage Distribution segment also grew in the period to $1,341,259 as compared with $1,120,934 in the first quarter of 2010. The Beverage Distribution segment manufactures, markets and distributes Playboy-licensed energy drinks domestically and internationally through CirTran Beverage Corp. on behalf of Play Beverages, LLC, a licensee of Playboy Enterprises International, Inc.
“CirTran experienced continued progress in improving our beverage sales, margins and gross profit during the first quarter,” said Iehab J. Hawatmeh, CirTran’s chairman, president and CEO. “Unfortunately,” he said, “a loss of $7,871,711 in derivatives held by the company was far more than could be overcome in our effort to have a positive bottom line.”
Please note: CirTran is in the process of filing an amendment to its quarterly report to correct certain typographical errors included in the original filing. This press release includes the corrected figures.
About CirTran Corporation
Founded in 1993, CirTran Corporation (www.CirTran.com) has evolved from its roots as an international, full-service contract manufacturer. Today, CirTran’s operations include: CirTran Beverage, which has partnered with Play Beverages, LLC (www.playboyenergy.com) to introduce and distribute the Playboy Energy Drink; CirTran-Asia, a subsidiary with principal offices in ShenZhen, China, which manufactures high-volume electronics, fitness equipment, and household products for the multi-billion-dollar direct response industry, and CirTran Online, which offers products directly to consumers through major retail web sites.
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