Lapolla Industries Reports 2015 Year End Earnings Results
Houston, TX, March 28, 2016 – Lapolla Industries, Inc. (“Lapolla” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: LPAD), a Houston-based global supplier and manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam insulation, reflective roof coatings, and equipment, today announced financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.
Douglas J. Kramer, CEO and President of Lapolla, stated “Lapolla’s continued commitment to net income remains steadfast, which is evident by the Company’s improvement in net income by 126%, less non-cash – share based compensation, in 2015 over 2014. Adjusted EBITDA increased to $4,087,697 from $504,961 in 2015 from 2014, a positive change of 710%. Overall revenue continues to grow as a result of continued company focus on sales leadership and market mainstreaming of spray foam technology in residential and commercial applications.”
Mr. Kramer continued, “Lapolla continues to lead that charge, being the first in the world to develop and commercialize next generation spray foam insulation products, utilizing HFO technology, the most environmentally friendly products on the market today. With an expanding global footprint, Lapolla will continue to capture market share and aggressively promote the LAPOLLA brand, driving market recognition in the most strategic markets around the world.”
About Lapolla Industries, Inc.
Lapolla Industries, Inc. is a global supplier and manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam insulation, reflective roof coatings, and equipment designed to reduce energy consumption in the residential, industrial and commercial markets for both new construction and retrofit applications. More information is available at www.lapolla.com.
Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release that are forward-looking and not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of words like “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend,” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties outside of our control that can make such statements untrue, including, but not limited to, adverse economic conditions and their effect on demand for foams and coating; adverse effects of fluctuations in sales; intense competition from competitors that are better established and have significantly greater resources than us; our dependence on a few large suppliers for a large portion of materials required for production and sales of our products; loss or departure of key personnel; market acceptance of our existing and new products; unanticipated increases in raw material prices or disruptions in supply; restrictive loan covenants and/or our ability to repay or refinance debt under our credit facilities; operating margin risk due to competitive pricing and operating efficiencies, supply chain risk, material, labor or overhead cost increases, interest rate risk and commodity risk; the fact that our chairman controls a majority of our combined voting power, and may have, or may develop in the future, interests that may diverge from those of other stockholders; future sales of large blocks of our common stock, which may adversely impact our stock price; and the liquidity and trading volume of our common stock. More detailed information about the Company and the risk factors that may affect the realization of forward-looking statements is set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Investors and security holders are urged to read these documents free of charge on the SEC’s web site at http://www.sec.gov. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Results of Operations
The following table presents selected financial and operating data derived from the audited financial statements of the Company as of the dates and for the periods indicated. In addition, the table presents our unaudited non-GAAP financial measures, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, and includes our reconciliation to net income or loss, its most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. All December 31, 2015 financial information is derived from the Company’s 2015 audited financial statements and all December 31, 2014 financial information is derived from the Company’s 2014 audited financial statements, as disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement our financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, we disclose non-GAAP measures as EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA because management uses these supplemental non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate performance period over period, to analyze the underlying trends in its business, and to establish operational goals and forecasts that are used in allocating resources. In addition, we believe many investors use these non-GAAP measures to monitor the Company’s performance. Our presentation includes these non-GAAP financial measures, and a reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to the GAAP measures most directly comparable thereto. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA is net income or loss. The non-GAAP financial measures of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to net income or loss or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not presentations made in accordance with GAAP and have important limitations as analytical tools. You should not consider EBITDA or Adjusted EBITDA in isolation or as substitutes for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Because EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA exclude some, but not all, items that affect net income and is defined differently by different companies, our definitions of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.
We define EBITDA as net income or loss before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization of other intangible assets.
Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA increased by total share based compensation included in net income or loss.
The Company believes that presenting EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, in addition to the corresponding GAAP financial measures, provides investors greater transparency to the information used by management for financial and operational decision-making and allows investors to see the Company’s results “through the eyes” of management. We further believe that providing this information assists investors in understanding the Company’s operating performance and the methodology used by management to evaluate and measure such performance.
We recognize that the usefulness of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as an evaluative tool may have certain limitations, including:
• EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not include interest expense. Because we have borrowed money in order
to finance our operations, interest expense is a necessary element of our costs and impacts our ability to generate profits and cash flows. Therefore, any measure that excludes interest expense may have material
• EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not include depreciation and amortization of other intangible
assets expense. Because we use capital assets, depreciation and amortization of other intangible
assets expense is a necessary element of our costs and ability to generate profits. Therefore, any
measure that excludes depreciation and amortization of other intangible assets expense may have
• EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not include provision for income taxes. Because the payment of
income taxes is a necessary element of our costs, any measure that excludes income tax expense may
have material limitations;
• EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect capital expenditures or future requirements for capital
expenditures or contractual commitments;
• EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, working
capital needs; and
• Adjusted EBITDA does not include share-based compensation expense.
Michael T. Adams, EVP