VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/29/17 -- Gourmet Ocean Products Inc. ("Gourmet" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: GOP) announces its financial and operating results for the three months ended June 30, 2017.
-- During the three months ended June 30, 2017, Gourmet reported sales of $92,626, compared with $2,825 during the same period of last year. The increase in sales was primarily as a result of an increase in the sales of sea cucumber. The $92,626 sales for the three months ended June 30, 2017 included $49,534 retail sales to Canadian market and $43,092 retail sales to China Market. The $2,825 sales for the three months ended June 30, 2016 were retail sales to Canadian market. -- Gross margin during the three months period ended June 30, 2017 was 52.8% compared with 61.2% in the three months ended June 30, 2016. -- Net loss for the three months period ended June 30, 2017 was $299,052, compared to a net loss of $408,548 in the same period last year.
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
At June 30, 2017 the Company had cash on deposit in the amount of $54,782, accounts and other receivables of $1,858,133, and inventory of $1,020,975.
The working capital position of the Company at June 30, 2017 was $856,978 compared to a working capital position of $1,515,219 at September 30, 2016.
Net assets declined to $1,140,877 at June 30, 2017 compared to $1,990,471 at September 30, 2016.
About Gourmet Ocean Products Inc.
Gourmet is a B.C.-based aquaculture company specializing in the production, distribution, marketing and sale of high-quality specialty seafood products including sea cucumbers, scallops and oyster with distribution to customers primarily in Asia and Canada.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Peter Hughes, Chief Executive Officer
GOURMET OCEAN PRODUCTS INC.
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Certain of the statements made and information contained in this press release constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking statements in this press release include that (a) the Company has adequate capital to grow its business and execute on its business plan, (b) continued growth in revenues is expected from contracts with aquaculture farmers and distributors and (c) Gourmet's will become a global leader in aquaculture. All information and statements which are not historical fact constitute forward-looking information and, in many cases, can be identified by words such as "proposed", "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "potential", or other similar terminology. Forward-looking statements involve risks, assumptions, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements made in this press release include: products that are or become available from competitors, political and economic factors, including in China and environmental factors. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievements of the Company may vary materially from those described in this press release. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward looking information. Except as otherwise required by law, the Company does not intend to and assumes no obligation to update or revise forward looking information, whether as a result of new information, plans, events or otherwise.
Gourmet Ocean Products Inc.
Chief Executive Officer