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2024-04-03 16:05 ET - News Release

Cranford, New Jersey, April 03, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TOFUTTI BRANDS INC. (OTCQX Symbol: TOFB) issued its results for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2023 today.

Tofutti Brands reported net sales of $10,068,00, a decrease of $2,759,000 or 22%, from net sales of $12,827,000 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022. Sales of plant based cheese products also decreased to $8,564,000 in the fiscal year ended December 30, 2023 from $10,951,000 in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022. Sales of our frozen dessert product lines decreased to $1,504,000 in the fiscal year ended December 30, 2023 from $1,876,000 in fiscal 2022.Sales of our plant based cheese products were significantly negatively impacted by increased competition with the introduction of new vegan cheese products from a number of other companies.

Our gross profit for the year ended December 30, 2023 increased by $455,000 to $2,797,000 from $2,342,000 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022. Our gross profit percentage for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2023 was 28% compared to 18% for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022.

We incurred a net loss of $366,000, or $0.07 per share (basic and diluted) for the year ended December 30, 2023 compared to a net loss of $525,000, or $0.10 per share (basic and diluted), for the fiscal year ended Decemvber31, 2022.

At December 30, 2023, we had approximately $837,000 in cash, and our working capital was $3,440,000 as compared to $1,072,000 in cash and $3,625,000 in working capital at December 31, 2022.

Mr. Steven Kass, Chief Executive and Financial Officer of the Company stated, “We look forward to improved revenues in 2024 as the price increases we have implemented in 2023 take full effect and expect that our operating costs will remain constant as inflation eases.”

About Tofutti Brands Inc.

Founded in 1981, Tofutti Brands Inc. develops and distributes a complete line of plant-based products. The Company sells more than twenty-five (25) dairy-free foods including cheese products and frozen desserts. Tofutti Brands Inc. is a proven innovator in the food industry and has developed a full line of delicious and healthy dairy-free foods. Available throughout the United States and in more than fifteen (15) countries, Tofutti Brands answers the call of millions of people who are allergic or intolerant to dairy or wish to maintain a kosher or vegan diet. Tofutti’s product line includes plant-based ice cream pints, cones, Tofutti Cutie® sandwiches and novelty

Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the statements in this press release concerning the Company’s future prospects are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Actual results may vary significantly based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and our operations, business conditions both domestic and international, competition, changes in product mix or distribution channels, resource constraints encountered in promoting and developing new products and other risk factors detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 10-K.

Company Contact:Steve Kass
 Chief Executive/Financial Officer
 (908) 272-2400
 (908) 272-9492 (Fax)

(In thousands, except for per share data)

  Fiscal year ended December 30, 2023  Fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 
Net sales $10,068  $12,827 
Cost of sales  7,274   10,485 
Gross profit  2,797   2,342 
Operating expenses:        
Selling and warehousing  1,054   1,147 
Marketing  424   564 
Product development costs  166   143 
General and administrative  1,391   1,404 
Total operating expenses  3,035   3,258 
Income (loss) from operations  (238)  (916)
SBA loan forgiveness  -   165 
Income (loss) before interest expense and income taxes  (238)  (751)
Interest expense  2   2 
Income (loss) before provision for income taxes  (240)  (753)
Expense (Benefit from) provision for income taxes  126   (228)
Net (loss) $(366) $(525)
Weighted average common shares outstanding:        
Basic  5,154   5,154 
Diluted  5,154   5,154 
Net (loss) per common share        
Basic $(0.07) $(0.10)
Diluted $(0.07) $(0.10)

(In thousands, except for share and per share data)

  December 30, 2023  December 31, 2022 
Current assets:        
Cash $837  $1,072 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts and sales promotions of $525 and $495, respectively  828   1,305 
Inventories  2,475   2,463 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  93   80 
Total current assets  4,233   4,920 
Operating lease right-of-use assets  81   158 
Finance lease right-of-use asset  36   53 
Deferred tax assets  246   367 
Other assets  19   19 
Total assets $4,615  $5,517 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity        
Current liabilities:        
Income taxes payable  -   41 
Accounts payable  237   684 
Accrued expenses  541   555 
Financing lease liability, current portion  15   15 
Total current liabilities  793   1,295 
Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion  7   85 
Finance lease liability, net of current portion  23   39 
Total liabilities  823   1,419 
Stockholders’ equity:        
Preferred stock – par value $.01 per share; authorized 100,000 shares, none issued and outstanding  -   - 
Common stock – par value $.01 per share; authorized 15,000,000 shares, 5,153,706 shares issued and outstanding  52   52 
Additional paid-in capital  323   263 
Retained earnings  3,417   3,783 
Total stockholders’ equity  4,742   4,098 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $4,615  $5,517 

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