1. Insider Commitment:
Shares owned by all directors and executive officers as a group (12 persons) = 71,834,401 (*) ... 41.73%
A/S 300,000,000 March 31, 2017
The Company had 164,305,883 shares of $.01 par value common stock outstanding at August 7, 2017.
Float is 87,564,400 on August 12, 2017
ROX has one class of stock. Insiders own the same common class of shares as we do. Our interests are aligned.
(*) ... Includes (i) 8,280,933 shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of options exercisable within 60 days of July 18, 2017
and (ii) 666,668 shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of $800,000 aggregate principal amount of convertible notes.
2. Institutional Commitment:
ROX reached an institutional ownership all time high ... 10.46%.
Total Shares Outstanding (millions)... 164
Total Value of Holdings (millions)... $27
Increased Positions... 36... 7,966,132
Decreased Positions... 17... 1,206,022
Held Positions... 12... 8,007,603
Total Institutional Shares... 65... 17,179,757
3. Insider Purchases: Since March, 2016: 434,750k open market insider buys, plus 625,000 options exercised. There were no insider sells.
P 2016-03-17 2016-03-18 08:04:07 Castle Brands Inc ROX LAMPEN RICHARD CEO 25,000 $0.84 $20,995.00 1,196,720
P 2016-03-21 2016-03-22 08:00:03 Castle Brands Inc ROX LAMPEN RICHARD CEO 25,000 $0.85 $21,250.00 1,221,720
P 2016-03-18 2016-03-22 08:00:03 Castle Brands Inc ROX ANDREWS MARK director 10,000 $0.88 $8,800.00 2,867,660
P 2016-03-22 2016-03-23 08:06:56 Castle Brands Inc ROX FNI Trust various director 10% owner 25,000 $0.86 $21,550.00 4.31925E7
P 2016-03-29 2016-03-30 08:00:05 Castle Brands Inc ROX LAMPEN RICHARD CEO 7,100 $0.85 $6,035.00 1,228,820
P 2016-04-12 2016-04-13 08:00:05 Castle Brands Inc ROX LAMPEN RICHARD CEO 10,000 $0.88 $8,776.00 1,238,820
P 2016-04-14 2016-04-15 08:00:06 Castle Brands Inc ROX LAMPEN RICHARD CEO 10,000 $0.89 $8,888.00 1,248,820
P* 2016-04-20 2016-04-21 08:00:24 Castle Brands Inc ROX LAMPEN RICHARD CEO 8,500 $0.85 $7,225.00 1,257,320
P 2016-04-20 2016-04-21 16:59:05 Castle Brands Inc ROX LAMPEN RICHARD CEO 8,500 $0.89 $7,565.00 1,257,320
P 2016-04-25 2016-04-26 09:14:02 Castle Brands Inc ROX LAMPEN RICHARD CEO 10,000 $0.89 $8,900.00 1,267,320
P 2016-05-20 2016-05-23 08:00:07 Castle Brands Inc ROX LAMPEN RICHARD CEO 10,000 $0.81 $8,100.00 1,277,320
P 2016-06-24 2016-06-27 08:04:08 Castle Brands Inc ROX LAMPEN RICHARD CEO 20,200 $0.72 $14,544.00 1,297,520
P 2016-06-27 2016-06-29 16:50:01 Castle Brands Inc ROX LAMPEN RICHARD CEO 120,000 $0.71 $85,764.00 1,417,520
P 2016-06-28 2016-06-29 16:50:01 Castle Brands Inc ROX LAMPEN RICHARD CEO 72,300 $0.74 $53,747.80 1,489,820
P 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 16:50:01 Castle Brands Inc ROX LAMPEN RICHARD CEO 50,000 $0.75 $37,505.00 1,539,820
P 2016-06-30 2016-07-05 08:00:07 Castle Brands Inc ROX Small Alfred CFO 14,000 $0.78 $10,920.00 230,466
P 2016-07-05 2016-07-06 08:00:05 Castle Brands Inc ROX LAMPEN RICHARD CEO 17,650 $0.75 $13,290.50 1,557,470
P 2016-12-27 Castle Brands Inc ROX Alfred Small, SVP, CFO, TREAS. & SECRETARY, bought at $0.65 for a total of 232,466
P 2016-12-27 Castle Brands Inc ROX Richard Lampen, CEO, President, bought 50,000 @ $0.7117 AND 40,000 @ $0.7292 and now owns 1,847,470
P 2016-12-27 Castle Brands Inc ROX FROST PHILLIP MD ET AL, Director, bought 150,000 @ $0.69 and now owns 53,493,106 shares in all accounts
P 2016-12-27 Castle Brands Inc ROX Richard M Krasno, Director, bought 30,000 @ $0.7247 and now owns 50,000 shares
P 2016-12-27 Castle Brands Inc ROX Mark Zeitchick, Director, bought 30,000 @ $0.72 and now owns 80,000 shares
4) TV Advertising is beginning:
Goslings television commercial aired during the America's Cup
Click here or copy and paste to browser to view the commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDs_Tni3iKA
Announcement of Jefferson's TV commercials:
ROX / Jefferson's shooting commercials in Lexington
Click here or copy and paste to browser to view the news coverage: http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/National-bourbon-chain-shooting-commercials-in-Lexington-420534193.html
Click here or copy and paste these links to your browser to view the Jefferson's TV commercials. They have not aired yet other than on social media:
5) Distribution Deals:
A) Castle Brands to Supply Approximately 4,500 Walmart Stores with Goslings Stormy Ginger Beer - Feb 28, 2017
NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Castle Brands Inc. (NYSE MKT: ROX), a developer and international marketer of premium and super-premium brands, today announced an agreement to supply Goslings Stormy Ginger Beer and Goslings Stormy Diet Ginger Beer to all U.S. Walmart stores. Consumers can expect to find Goslings Stormy Ginger Beer in Walmart stores in March 2017. In addition to its uses as a stand-alone soft drink and as a mixer, Goslings Stormy Ginger Beer and Goslings Black Seal Rum combine to make the trademarked Dark n' Stormy ® Cocktail.
John Glover, Chief Operating Officer of Castle Brands said, "Supplying Walmart with both the Regular and Diet Goslings Stormy Ginger Beer adds to the brand's impressive growth and strengthens our position in the U.S. market. We are pleased that Walmart has implemented a full store roll-out. We look forward to working with Walmart to promote the continued success of Goslings Stormy Ginger Beer."
Malcolm Gosling, President of Goslings-Castle Partners Inc., a global export venture between Castle Brands and the Goslings said, "The agreement with Walmart, the world's largest retailer, to supply approximately 4,500 stores with Goslings Stormy Ginger Beer, which we believe is the largest selling U.S. premium ginger beer, is an indication of the strength and growing value of the Goslings brand."
B) Unannounced Distribution Deal: Goslings Ginger Beer can be found in 270 ShopRite Supermarkets in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania
6) Financial Benchmarks:
A) ROX fiscal 2017 Year End 10K (Click here or copy and paste to browser): https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1311538/000149315217006635/form10-k.htm
ROX Q1 ending 2017-06-30 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1311538/000149315217008760/form10-q.htm
B) The first GAAP black Quarter was Fiscal Q4 2016 ending 03/31/2016
The second GAAP black Q was Fiscal Q3 2017 ending 12/31/2016
The third GAAP black Q was Fiscal Q4 2017 ending 3/31/2017 (that marks the first time ever that ROX has posted consecutive GAAP black quarters)
C) The net loss attributable to common shareholders was the smallest ever in fiscal 2017
(2013) ... $(6,193)
(2014) ... $(9,291)
(2015) ... $(3,800)
(2016) ... $(2,517)
(2017) ... $(853)
D) ROX is trending towards being GAAP black on an annual basis in fiscal 2018. That's NOW.
ROX is currently in it's 2nd fiscal Q of 2018.
E) Gross profit is increasing:
2012 = 35.3%
2013 = 34.5%
2014 = 36.6%
2015 = 37.5%
2016 = 39.5%
2017 = 41.0%
2017 Q1 = 41.1%
F) EBITDA turned from loss to growing profit:
2012 = ($4,591,165)
2013 = ($4,803,961)
2014 = ($7,959,287)
2015 = ($484,156)
2016 = $962,532
2017 = $5,222,989
G) Revenues have more than doubled in 5 years:
Fiscal 2012 = $35,494,615 (for the year ending on March 31, 2012)
Fiscal 2017 = $77,269,131 (for the year ending on March 31, 2017)
Fiscal 2018 Q1 ending 2017-06-30 = $20,852,287
H) Inventories are increasing:
March 31, 2012 inventory = $10.733 million
March 31, 2017 inventory = $29.801 million
June 30, 2017 inventory = $30,758 million
I) Reason for increasing inventories:
Trey Zoellar's marketing efforts and Jeffersons's great tasting 11 unique bourbon extensions are directly responsible for Jefferson's growing reputation for fine quality products worthy of higher price points.
The shortfall of its aged and blended bourbons of it's 8 unique extensions has resulted in some distributors nationwide needing to supply some stores with just one case at a time, until they could be restocked themselves.
The more whiskey and bourbon Castle Brands can distill and age in it's own distillery (KAD) and warehouses (and at sea), for future sales and consumption years down the road, means they have more control over product consistency, assurance of availability, and it will lower the cost-of-goods on future income statements while increasing profit margins.
Each year going forward Castle Brands will be better able to satisfy consumer demand through more retail outlets, which can be supplied by more domestic and international distributors.
J) During the 2017 fiscal year, the Company purchased approximately 3,600 barrels of aged bourbon and laid down approximately 6,400 barrels of new fill.
K) Castle Brands increases ownership to 80.1% of Gosling-Castle Partners
7) ROX Investor Presentation highlights (Click here or copy and paste to browser): https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1311538/000119312517079461/d337241dex991.htm
Page 4 highlights a 14.1% gross profit increase for the 12 months ended 12-31-16 YoY, and that's on top of a 9.1% revenue increase YoY.
Page 5 highlights an annual net loss of only $0.6 million. That's the smallest ever, and for the prior comparable YoY period, it's a reduction from an annual loss of $3.6 million. That's fantastic progress.
EBITDA increased from $2.6 million to $4.5.
BIG NEW INVESTOR PRESENTATION STATEMENT:
Page 7 announces "Goslings Stormy Ginger Beer soon available in all 4,500 U.S. Walmart stores.
In the introduction to Jefferson's Bourbon: Note between pages 8 & 9 is the picture of our extensions. Be aware the picture doesn't include the Presidential or Rye extensions. It also doesn't contain the "Wood Experimental" package of 5-200 MLs bottles which is still on store shelves. Hopefully ROX is aging some bourbon to reintroduce the very high priced 21 year old Presidential. ROX also previously announced the purchase of RYE stock. Let's hope ROX reintroduces the RYE extension.
Page 11 is very important because it shows the really big name companies and their Small Batch Bourbons with only 4 selling more than Jefferson's. Moreover ROX jumped ahead of Jack Daniels Single Barrel.
Page 13 shows a brand new Jefferson's print advertisement.
Page 17 shows Goslings will have an America's Cup Television campaign. (Click here or copy and paste to browser to view the commercial): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDs_Tni3iKA
Page 20 shows Knappogue and Clontarf together sold over 48,000 cases for the full year in comparison to 42,000 in 2015.
8) ROX has great Guerilla Marketing and Award Winning products:
* Goslings is the official rum of the Boston Red Sox
* Goslings sponsors several USA World Cup Alpine ski race weekends each winter.
* Goslings is an official America's Cup sponsor, also a sponsor of 5 PGA and LPGA tour championships, of the World Rugby Classic in Bermuda, of the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series * * * *Japan https://www.facebook.com/events/551189241758897/
* The Goslings Invitational
* Knappogue Castle Crowned 'Irish Whiskey of the Year 2016'
* Big win in the big easy! Jefferson’s Ocean Cask Strength won BEST IN FEST at the 2017 New Orleans Bourbon Festival. And Jefferson’s Bourbon was the only bourbon brand to win two categories: Ocean Cask Strength won Gold in Best Cask Strength Bourbon and Jefferson’s Ocean won Silver for Best Straight Bourbon Greater Than Or Equal To 4 Years. #bourbon New Orleans Bourbon Festival #nola
plus so much more! http://castlebrandsinc.com/?age-verified=24ef9f33c4
9) Castle Brands became a 20% owner of Kentucky Artisan Distillery in 2015.
10) Short interest fluctuates:
(Click here or copy and paste to browser to view ROX statistics): http://shortsqueeze.com/?symbol=rox&submit=Short+Quote%E2%84%A2
11) ROX adds Castle Brands and Isle of Arran Distillers Limited Announce Exclusive Distribution Agreement
(Click here or copy and paste to browser to view the announcement): http://investor.castlebrandsinc.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1010730
Castle Brands Inc (ROX) appears to have 2 new distributors as well as their other distributors 2 of which merged recently and may answer why last quarter was a bit flatter than we anticipated.
At the corporate presentation dated 18 July 2016 our distributors were listed as
1. Southern Wine and Spirits.
3. United Liquors.
Also in July while that occurred Southern Wine and Spirits and Glazers completed their merger and became Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits.
Southern Glazer’s is the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company, distributing more than 150 million cases of wine and spirits annually, and employing more than 20,000 team members with operations in 44 states plus the District of Columbia, the Caribbean, and Canada.
Our new distributors according to the corporate presentation dated 7 Sept 2016 are
1. Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits.
2. United Liquors.
3. RNDC-USA. (New)
4. Breakthru Bev. (New)
Here's more about RNDC-USA. National Wine and Spirits (NWS) has selected RNDC-USA as their strategic partner and that makes RNDC-USA the 2nd largest wholesaler in the U.S. only to Southern Glazers.
This doesn't even count the new distributor in Australia for Jeffersons Bourbon extremely small batch, or our UK distributor.
Castle Brands Inc. develops and markets premium and super premium brands in the beverage alcohol categories. The Company is engaged in the sale of premium beverage alcohol. Its beverage alcohol categories include rum, whiskey, liqueurs, vodka, and tequila. Its brands include Gosling's rum, Gosling's Stormy Ginger Beer, Gosling's Dark 'n Stormy ready-to-drink cocktail, Jefferson's bourbon, Jefferson's Reserve, Jefferson's Ocean Aged at Sea, Jefferson's Wine Finish Collection, Jefferson's The Manhattan: Barrel Finished Cocktail, Jefferson's Chef's Collaboration, Jefferson's Wood Experiment, Jefferson's Presidential Select, Jefferson's Rye whiskey, Pallini liqueurs, Clontarf Irish whiskey, Knappogue Castle Whiskey, Brady's Irish Cream, Boru vodka, Tierras tequila, Celtic Honey liqueur and Gozio amaretto. It has operations in two geographic areas: International and the United States. The Company distributes its products in all 50 states of the United States and the District of Columbia.
Additional ROX company information
Link: http://investor.castlebrandsinc.com/ or http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/rox/company-info
OTC Market Place: Not Available on NYSE
CIK code: 0001311538 Company name: Castle Brands, Inc.
122 East 42nd Street Suite 5000
New York, NY 10168 Phone: (646) 356-0200
Incorporated in: FL USA
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## HOLDINGS ##
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