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Ironclad Performance Wear Reports First Quarter 2016 Results

May 12, 2016
By PRN NewsWire

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Ironclad Performance Wear Corporation (OTCQB: ICPW), the recognized leader in high-performance task-specific work gloves, reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

First Quarter 2016 Results

The Company reported Net Sales for the first quarter of 2016 of $5.05 million, an increase of 10.5% from the first quarter total of $4.57 million for 2015. The sales increase was primarily attributable to growth in the Company’s industrial and international segments.

The Company recorded significant growth in the industrial segment, attributable to increased business with Grainger and several other distributors. These increases more than offset a decrease in sales to ORR Safety due to the ongoing litigation between the parties.

The Company also recorded significant growth in our international segment as our Australian distributor Performance on Hand’s business improves.

Gross Profit was $1.82 million, or 36.1% of Net Sales in the first quarter of 2016, compared to $1.77 million, or 38.7% of Net Sales in the first quarter of 2015. The decrease in the Gross Margin percentage is primarily attributable to start-up costs in relation to the new Grainger program.

Operating Expenses in the first quarter were $2.14 million or 42.5% of Net Sales, as compared to $1.85 million or 40.5% of Net Sales during the same period last year. The increase in Operating Expense is primarily driven by legal costs, the result of our ongoing litigation with ORR Safety. These expenses, while regrettable, are required to bring to an end the issues between Ironclad and ORR Safety.

Loss from Operations in the first quarter of 2016 was $323,000, or (6.4%) of Net Sales, as compared to a loss of $84,000, or (1.8%) of Net Sales, during the same period in 2015.

Net Loss for the first quarter of 2016 was $358,000, or $0.00 per share, as compared to a loss of $99,000, or $0.00 per share, in the same period last year.

Ironclad’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Cordes, commented: “In the midst of an extremely difficult industrial market, we are pleased to report a 10% increase in revenues this quarter. Our efforts with Grainger and other distributors are gaining momentum. We were also pleased to see the improving revenue numbers from our international business segment.

We continue to build and expand our business in other segments as well. This quarter we were awarded new placements in the DIY and hardware channels that will take effect in the 2(nd) half of 2016. Our overseas distributor network is also growing. While the quarter to quarter impact of a very depressed oil and gas market is uncertain, our expansion of segments outside of oil and gas is positioning us on a path to solid growth at Ironclad.”

Conference Call

Ironclad Performance Wear will hold a conference call to discuss first quarter 2016 financial results on Thursday, May 12th, at 3:30 p.m. Central Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time). To participate in the conference call, interested parties should dial:

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (3:30 p.m. Central Time)Domestic Dial-In Number: (888) 523-1225International Dial-In Number: (719) 785-1753Conference ID Number: 4741192

The conference call will be broadcast simultaneously and available for replay at: and via the landing page of the Company’s Website at

Replay Dial-In Numbers:TOLL-FREE 1-877-870-5176TOLL/INTERNATIONAL 1-858-384-5517From: 05/12/16 at 7:30 pm Eastern TimeTo: 06/12/16 at 11:59 pm Eastern TimeReplay Pin Number: 4741192

In addition, the conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at For those unable to participate during the live broadcast, the Webcast will be archived on this site through June 12, 2016.

The Company’s financial results will be posted online at once they are publicly released.

About Ironclad Performance Wear Corporation

Ironclad Performance Wear is a leader in high-performance task-specific work gloves. It created the performance work glove category in 1998, and continues to leverage its leadership position in the safety, construction and industrial markets through the design, development and distribution of specialized task-specific gloves for industries such as oil & gas extraction; automotive; and police, fire, first-responder and military. Ironclad engineers and manufactures its products with a focus on innovation, design, advanced material science and durability. Ironclad’s gloves and apparel are available through industrial suppliers, hardware stores, home centers, lumber yards, and sporting goods retailers nationwide; and through authorized distributors in North America, Europe, Australia, Middle East and Asia.

Built Tough for the Industrial Athlete(TM)

For more information on Ironclad, please visit the Company’s Website at

Information about Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains “forward-looking statements” that include information relating to future events and future financial and operating performance. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which that performance or those results will be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time they are made and/or management’s good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause these differences include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in demand for Ironclad’s products, the introduction of new products, Ironclad’s ability to maintain customer and strategic business relationships, the impact of competitive products and pricing, growth in targeted markets, the adequacy of Ironclad’s liquidity and financial strength to support its growth, and other information that may be detailed from time-to-time in Ironclad’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Examples of such forward looking statements in this release include statements regarding expanding our base of retailers and distributors, anticipated sales to customers, and anticipated growth and profitability. For a more detailed description of the risk factors and uncertainties affecting Ironclad, please refer to the Company’s recent Securities and Exchange Commission filings, which are available at Ironclad undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

ContactWilliam Aisenberg, 996-5664

IRONCLAD PERFORMANCE WEAR CORPORATION CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS March 31, 2016 December 31, 2015 (unaudited) ———- ASSETS Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents $276,988 $276,981 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $30,000 and $30,000 8,310,435 8,857,768 Inventory, net of reserve of $449,438 and $547,800 9,302,238 6,681,715 Deposits on inventory 108,597 171,593 Prepaid and other 1,017,181 610,417 ——— ——- Total Current Assets 19,015,439 16,598,474 Property and Equipment Computer equipment and software 203,562 622,264 Office equipment and furniture 286,131 308,398 Leasehold improvements 140,717 174,298 Less: accumulated depreciation (228,912) (767,047) ——– ——– Total Property and Equipment, Net 401,498 337,913 Trademarks and patents, net of accumulated amortization of $71,186 and $68,094 164,985 125,895 Deposits 25,036 21,306 Deferred tax asset 1,832,000 1,832,000 ——— ——— Total Other Assets 2,022,021 1,979,201 Total Assets $21,438,958 $18,915,588 =========== =========== LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY Current Liabilities Accounts payable and accrued expenses $3,419,558 $3,358,724 Line of credit 5,926,316 3,224,780 ——— ——— Total Current Liabilities 9,345,874 6,583,504 Total Liabilities 9,345,874 6,583,504 ——— ——— Stockholder’s Equity Common stock, $0.001 par value, 172,744,750 shares authorized, 83,098,600 and 82,937,309 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively 83,099 82,937 Additional paid-in capital 20,895,120 20,776,012 Accumulated deficit (8,885,135) (8,526,865) ———- ———- Total Stockholders’ Equity 12,093,084 12,332,084 ———- ———- Total Liabilities & Stockholders’ Equity $21,438,958 $18,915,588 =========== ===========

IRONCLAD PERFORMANCE WEAR CORPORATION CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (unaudited) Three Months % of Net Three Months % of Net Ended March 31, Sales Ended March 31, Sales 2016 2015 —- —- REVENUES Net sales $5,046,783 100.0% $4,567,682 100.0% COST OF SALES Cost of sales 3,225,842 63.9% 2,801,086 61.3% GROSS PROFIT 1,820,941 36.1% 1,766,596 38.7% OPERATING EXPENSES General and administrative 892,148 17.7% 678,412 14.9% Sales and marketing 722,222 14.3% 698,882 15.3% Research and development 162,752 3.2% 155,471 3.4% Purchasing, warehousing and distribution 326,246 6.5% 282,998 6.2% Depreciation and amortization 40,326 0.8% 34,997 0.8% Total Operating Expenses 2,143,694 42.5% 1,850,760 40.5% LOSS FROM OPERATIONS (322,753) -6.4% (84,164) -1.8% OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE) Interest expense (36,187) -0.7% (14,750) -0.3% Interest income – 0.0% 7 0.0% Total Other Expense (36,187) -0.7% (14,743) -0.3% LOSS BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES (358,940) -7.1% (98,907) -2.2% Benefit from income taxes (670) 0.0% – 0.0% —- — — — NET LOSS $(358,270) -7.1% $(98,907) -2.2% ========= ==== ======== ==== NET LOSS PER COMMON SHARE Basic ($0.00) ($0.00) Diluted ($0.00) ($0.00) WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING Basic 83,011,751 80,889,171 Diluted 83,011,751 80,889,171

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