Pompano Beach, FL, March 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Brownie’s Marine Group, Inc. (OTCQB: BWMG), a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of tankless dive equipment, redundant high pressure air rescue tanks and high-pressure air and industrial compressors in the marine industry, today announced results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022.
Chris Constable, CEO of Brownie’s Marine Group, Inc. stated, “While we are happy to grow in excess of 37% for 2022, we were challenged with the BLU3 recall as well as talk of a recession, each affecting our ability to meet or exceed our growth of over 50% for 2021. With Compounded Annual Growth over the last three years of 42.3%, we are proud of our sales path. We believe that the Company has made it through the tough part of the recall and is beginning to see revenue climb back as well as recall related expenses have begun to taper off. The BLU3 team did an excellent job in assessing the issue, solving the issue, and putting a plan in place to ensure that anyone who returns their unit for repair will receive an improved system that will provide enjoyment for years to come. The larger economic issues will work themselves out, we have to do our best to ensure we continue to innovate and provide quality product that will continue to drive consumer demand.” He continued “ we have some exciting new products on the horizon, and one of our business units, Submersible Systems, Inc. has introduced an improved HEED3 model to the marketplace, which has been very well received in both the corporate and government customer segments. We are excited for what 2023 will bring.”
Fiscal Year 2022 Highlights
- Total revenue increased 37.7% to $8.58 million for FY-2022 vs. $6.23 million in FY-2021;
- Submersible Systems contributed their first full year of revenue of $1,592 thousand for FY-2022.
- LW Americas revenue increased 81.5% to $1,118 thousand for FY-2022 vs. $616.0 thousand in FY-2021;
- BLU3, Inc. revenue increased 36.2% to $3.1 million for FY-2022 vs. $2.2 million in FY-2021;
- Live Blue, Inc. contributed $212.9 thousand to revenue for seven months of activity within the Company;
January 2022 – BWMG incorporates its fifth subsidiary, Live Blue, Inc., to enter dive retail and tourist guided tour business model utilizing the BLU3 products.May 2022 – BWMG completed the asset acquisition of Gold Coast Scuba, LLC in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida into its subsidiary, Live Blue, Inc. to be the incubator for its Live Blue expansion concept.August 2022 – BWMG subsidiary Submersible Systems, Inc. introduces its updated HEED 3 rescue air system to the marketplace. This product is geared toward Military and corporate users and has been well received in those markets.
Robert M. Carmichael, President and Chairman of the Board added, “We continue to pursue our goals to be a key player in the growth of the marketplace for recreational water exploration and conservation. Our entry into retail and dive tourism in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida is the first step in building a comprehensive, repeatable model to expand access to diving and in turn conservation across the globe. We will do this by offering an executable business plan for dive professionals and entrepreneurs to promote the Live Blue Lifestyle. Our products are key to bringing more people to the water in a comfortable, fun way allowing users to choose their level of progression and become explorers at their own pace.”
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The following is an unaudited reconciliation of adjusted net income (loss) to net income (loss) for the periods presented:
About Brownie’s Marine Group
Brownie’s Marine Group, Inc., owns and operates a portfolio of companies with a concentration in the industrial, and recreational diving industry. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, tests, manufactures, and distributes recreational hookah diving, yacht-based scuba air compressors and nitrox generation systems, and scuba and water safety products in the United States and internationally. The Company has five subsidiaries focused on various sub-sectors of our industry, including Brownie’s Third Lung, Inc. in Surface Supplied Air, BLU3, Inc. in Ultra-Portable Tankless Dive Systems, LW Americas in High Pressure Gas Systems and Submersible Systems, Inc. in Redundant Air Tank Systems, and Live Blue, Inc. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries do business under their respective trade names on both a wholesale and retail basis from our headquarters and manufacturing facility in Pompano Beach, Florida, a manufacturing facility in Huntington Beach, California and a retail facility in Lauderdale-by-the-sea, Florida.
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