Healthier Choices Management Corp. Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  today announced financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019.

Jeffrey Holman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Healthier Choices Management Corp., said, “We achieved strong improvement as evidenced by our first quarter results and are seeing continued momentum from our commitment to improving the fundamentals of the business.  Our businesses are now well positioned to continue to build long-term, sustainable growth.”

The following table sets forth our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Continuing Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018:

The following table sets forth our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets for the periods ended March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018:

The above discussion and analysis contain a non-GAAP financial measure. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company’s performance, financial position or cash flows that either excludes or includes amounts that are not normally included or excluded in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed as supplemental to, and should not be considered as alternative to, net income, operating income, and cash flow from operating activities, liquidity or any other financial measures. Non-GAAP financial measures may not be indicative of the historical operating results of the Company nor are they intended to be predictive of potential future financial results. Investors should not consider non-GAAP financial measures in isolation or as substitutes for performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Management believes stockholders benefit from referring to the Adjusted EBITDA in planning, forecasting, and analyzing future periods. Management uses this non-GAAP financial measure in evaluating its financial and operational decision making and as a means of evaluating period to period comparison.

We define Adjusted EBITDA as loss from operations adjusted for non-cash charges from depreciation and amortization and stock compensation. Management believes Adjusted EBITDA is an important measure of our operating performance because it allows management, investor and analysts to evaluate and assess our core operating results from period to period after removing the impact of significant non-cash charges that effect comparability between reporting periods. Our management recognizes that Adjusted EBITDA has inherent limitations because of the excluded items.

We have included a reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measure to loss from operations as calculated in accordance with GAAP. We believe that providing the non-GAAP financial measure, together with the reconciliation to GAAP, helps investors make comparisons between the Company and other companies. In making any comparisons to other companies, investors need to be aware that companies use different non-GAAP measures to evaluate their financial performance. Investors should pay close attention to specific definition being used and to the reconciliation between such measures and the corresponding GAAP measure provided by each company under applicable rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The table above presents a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to loss from operations, a GAAP financial measure:

Healthier Choices Management Corp. is a holding company focused on providing consumers with healthier daily choices with respect to nutrition and other lifestyle alternatives.  One segment of our business is our natural and organic grocery operations in Ft. Myers, Florida.  Another segment is a U.S. based retailer of vaporizers and e-liquids.  HCMC sells direct to consumer via company-owned brick-and-mortar retail locations operating under "Ada's Natural Market" and "The Vape Store" brands.  The newest emerging source of revenue for HCMC is our technology and IP to the cannabis and CBD market.

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Globe Newswire: 23:00 GMT Wednesday 15th May 2019

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