ATLANTA, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Speedemissions, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SPMI), today announced its financial results for the period ended March 31, 2013. The Operational Highlights are detailed below.
First Quarter 2013:
Revenue decreased (1.7%) or $31,992 to $1,889,013 from $1,921,005 versus the first quarter of 2012. This reduction in revenue was attributed to:
- The sale of two stores in late 2012
- The temporary closing of a store in Salt Lake City due to being relocated
- A promotional discount program
- Combined with the store closings, the drop in revenue was also affected by an amendment to the State of Utah Safety Inspection Regulations which became effective January 1, 2013
- Same store sales saw an increase in Georgia, but were mitigated by decreases in Houston and Salt Lake resulting in an overall 5.7% decline
- Store operating expenses rose by $45,657 or 3.5%. The change was due to increases in monthly rents/maintenance, plus the costs of operating the 5 stores acquired in 2012
- General & Administrative expenses were decreased by 2.8%
The Company incurred a net loss of $270,772 compared to $116,782 for the same period in 2012. This increase was because of the sales discounts, increases in store operations and interest expense.
"As we reviewed our Q1 operations, there were several encouraging signs that the business has stabilized with increases in customers in our Atlanta and St. Louis stores. It appears the number of new competitors has leveled off. We have continued to effectively reduce expenses without impeding our 95% customer satisfaction rating," added President/CEO, Rich Parlontieri.
Speedemissions, Inc., based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a national brand offering our customers quick and efficient emissions testing and safety inspections as required by law. The Company is in the, Atlanta, GA. Houston, TX. Salt Lake City, UT. and St. Louis, MO. markets. The Company has expanded its business model through its newly introduced SpeedEmissions Car Care Stores and SpeedEmissions Car Care Franchise unit. Speedemissions hopes to be among the first companies to offer its customers quick and efficient vehicle emission testing and repair services. In addition, Speedemissions owns and developed the CARbonga line of apps for smart phone users. CARbonga is the first app which allows the average person to detect automotive car problems for their own vehicle or when buying a used vehicle.
Certain statements contained in this news release regarding matters that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Because such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, uncertainties pertaining to continued market acceptance for Speedemissions' products and services, its ability to increase revenues in the near term to attain profitable operations and generate sufficient cash flow from operations,, the effect of new competitors in its market, integration of acquired businesses, and other risk factors identified from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Speedemissions' Annual Report on form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K which are available at the SEC's website www.sec.gov. Other factors not currently anticipated may also materially and adversely affect Speedemisisons results of operations, financial positions and cash flows. There can be no assurance that future results will meet expectation. While Speedemissions believes that the forward-looking statements in this news release are reasonable, the reader should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement. In addition, these statements speak only as of the date made. Speedemissions does not undertake, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable by law.
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