Marley Coffee Quarterly Revenue Increases 309 Percent for Quarter Ended October 31, 2013 Compared to Quarter Ended October 31, 2012

Continued Improvements in Gross Profit, Gross Profit Margins and Cash Flow

| Source: Jammin Java Corp.

DENVER, Dec. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marley Coffee (OTC:JAMN) (, the sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan-roasted gourmet coffee company, reports financial results for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2013 and 2012, including increases in revenue, gross profit and gross profit margins, for the year-over-year periods.

Highlights of the third fiscal quarter and nine months include:

  • Revenue for the 2014 third fiscal quarter (i.e., the three months ended October 31, 2013) increased 309 percent to $2.2 million vs. $536 thousand compared with fiscal 3Q 2013. For the nine-month period ended October 31, 2013, revenue increased 228 percent to $4.6 million compared with $1.4 million in the year-ago nine-month period.
  • Increased grocery retailer penetration to 8,000 authorized locations as of October 31, 2013, compared with 500 locations at the end of the third quarter last year helped contribute to the growth in revenue.
  • Gross profit increased to $811 thousand in the 2014 third fiscal quarter compared with $153 thousand in the year-ago third fiscal quarter. For the nine months ended October 31, 2013, gross profit was $1.8 million compared with $295 thousand in the year-ago nine-month period.
  • Gross profit margins increased to 37 percent in the third quarter of fiscal 2014 from 29 percent in the year-ago third fiscal quarter.
  • Operating expenses for the third fiscal quarter 2014 were $1.5 million compared with $1.0 million in the year-ago third fiscal quarter, and $3.1 million for the nine months ended October 31, 2013 compared with $3.0 million in the year-ago nine-month period. While operating expenses increased by 50%, revenues increased by 309% highlighting the companies ability to scale well.
  • Net loss was $1.4 million or $0.01 per share for the third fiscal quarter of 2014, compared with a net loss of $945 thousand, or $0.01 per share, in the year-ago third fiscal quarter. October 31, 2013 was a non-cash loss on extinguishment of debt of $684 thousand and $1.1 million, respectively and non-cash equity compensation of $601 thousand and $1.6 million, respectively. That loss on extinguishment of debt was specifically due to the financing transaction by Ironridge. The losses relate to a non-cash true up of certain amounts due to Ironridge under the July 2013 transaction and represent the value of shares of common stock issuable to satisfy certain liabilities previously purchased by Ironridge. Moreover, excluding these non-cash transactions, net loss for the three months ending October 31, 2013 would have been $93 thousand or $0.00 per share and net income for the nine-month period would have been $200 thousand or $0.00 per share.
  • Cash flows from operations improved from a net cash burn of $998 thousand for the nine months ending October 31, 2012 to a positive net cash flow of $990 thousand for the nine months ending October 31, 2013. The positive cash flow was due to the significant increase in revenues during the period, in addition to the use of equity financing to pay down and manage debt. The Company believes that this decrease in debt will help minimize the risk for any current and potential investors, and plans to transition from equity-based compensation to cash compensation for the management team during the fiscal year ending January 31, 2015.
  • Generated distribution with several leading supermarket chains and retail outlets including Giant Food Stores, Stop & Shop, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage®, AKiN's Natural Food Markets, Chamberlin's Market & Cafe, Richard's Foodporium, Market District, Vitamin Discount Center, Hen House Market, Ball's Price Chopper, and Brookshire Brothers, were added during the fiscal third quarter.
  • Garden of Life®, named the #1 selling brand in the natural products industry by SPINScan, launched fair trade Marley Coffee flavors of its best-selling Raw Protein and Raw Meal.
  • AVT, Inc., a leader in automated retailing systems, self-service stores and kiosks, placed 360 Marley Coffee automated kiosk in Los Angeles' Westwood Pavilion.
  • Introduced three varieties of Marley Coffee espresso capsules for the Coscolina and Verona espresso machines, manufactured by the Martello Cafe line.
  • Marley Coffee named as primary refreshment option at the New York City headquarters of Spotify, the innovative online music streaming service.
  • Launched "Smile Jamaica," a blend of 20 percent Jamaican Blue Mountain (JBM) coffee and 80 percent Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee, the first authorized JBM blend in North America.
  • Company management featured in a series of media outlets including Bloomberg TV and Fox Business News.
  • Subsequent to the end of the quarter, the Company generated distribution with Kroger-owned Quality Food Centers, Fred Meyer, Ralphs and all 14 New York City metropolitan area locations of Fairway Market.
  • Subsequent to the end of the quarter, the Company purchased the majority of assets of BikeCaffé Franchising Inc., a Denver-based company that owns and sells mobile coffee carts worldwide.

Rohan Marley, Founder and Chairman of Marley Coffee, said, "The progress during this quarter was a result of our company's dedication and vision for Marley Coffee. As we continue to grow our business and introduce more and more customers to our unique blends, we also intend to remain true to our ideals—including sustainability, environmental awareness and community-based responsibility—that truly sets Marley Coffee apart as a coffee company."

Brent Toevs, Chief Executive Officer of Marley Coffee, added, "As we increase our presence in traditional retail markets, we also continue to concentrate on expanding our domestic and international distribution channels. We believe there are many exciting opportunities for us to increase sales of our products, and the recognition of the Marley Coffee brand."

About Jammin Java Corp., d/b/a Marley Coffee

Marley Coffee (corporate name Jammin Java Corp.) is a US-based company that provides premium, artisan roasted coffee to the grocery, retail, online, service, hospitality, office coffee service and big box store industry. Under its exclusive licensing agreement with 56 Hope Road, the company continues to develop its coffee lines under the Marley Coffee brand. The company is a fully reporting company quoted on the OTCQB under the symbol "JAMN". Learn more at or visit the corporate website at

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  Three Months Ended October 31, Nine Months Ended October 31,
  2013 2012 2013 2012
  (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Revenue  $ 2,193,118  $ 536,055  $ 4,615,605  $ 1,405,154
Cost of sales:        
Cost of sales products 1,382,067 382,741  2,833,587 1,110,002
Total cost of sales 1,382,067 382,741 2,833,587 1,110,002
Gross Profit  $ 811,051  $ 153,314  $ 1,782,018  $ 295,152
Operating Expenses:        
Compensation and benefits 686,241 567,668 1,373,394 1,778,397
Selling and marketing 15,777 191,566 139,709 494,338
General and administrative 758,635 237,774 1,627,383 731,546
Impairment of license  --  36,000  --  36,000
Total operating expenses 1,460,653 1,033,008  3,140,486 3,040,281
Other income (expense):        
Other expense (Including loss on extinguishment of liabilities of $1,120,593)  (728,705)  (11,200)  (1,044,891)  (11,200)
Interest income  --  48  --  461
Interest (expense)  (244)  (53,896)  (108,918)  (69,285)
Total other income (expense)  (728,949)  (65,048)  (1,153,809)  (80,024)
Net Loss  $ (1,378,551)  $ (944,742)  $ (2,512,277)  $ (2,825,153)
Net loss per share:        
Basic and diluted loss per share  $ (0.01)  $ (0.01)  $ (0.03)  $ (0.04)
Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted 96,466,602 77,618,723 90,255,429 77,037,802
See accompanying notes to financial statements
  October 31, January 31,
  2013 2013
Current Assets:    
Cash  $ 806,414  $ --
Restricted cash  --  65,382
Accounts receivable 2,661,906 415,721
Notes receivable - related party 2,724  --
Inventory 2,249,684  --
Prepaid expenses 217,979 173,264
Other current assets  26,160 24,387
Total Current Assets 5,964,867 678,754
Property and equipment, net 182,668 19,705
License agreement 669,167 705,667
Deferred financing costs  -- 43,490
Other assets  15,716  --
Total Assets  $ 6,832,418  $ 1,447,616
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity    
Current Liabilities:    
Accounts payable  $ 1,201,255  $ 762,663
Common shares due to Ironridge  1,395,025  --
Accounts payable - related party  -- 2,258
Accrued royalty - related party  162,245  --
Accrued expenses  137,352 92,586
Accrued expenses - related party  21,000  30,073
Bank Overdraft  --  8,931
Notes payable - Related party  -- 9,454
Secured promissory note -  net of discount of $-0- and $29,925, respectively  --  320,075
Notes payable  4,965  --
Derivative liability  --  120,006
Total Current Liabilities  2,921,842 1,346,046
Total Liabilities  2,921,842 1,346,046
Stockholders' Equity:    
Common stock, $.001 par value, 5,112,861,525 shares authorized; 95,388,136 and 79,373,546 shares issued and outstanding, as of October 31, 2013 and January 31, 2013, respectively  95,388 79,377
Additional paid-in-capital  13,386,283 7,081,011
Accumulated deficit  (9,571,095)  (7,058,818)
Total Stockholders' Equity  3,910,576 101,570
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity  $ 6,832,418  $ 1,447,616
See accompanying notes to financial statements
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