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Reliv International Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results for 2015

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CHESTERFIELD, MO --(Marketwired - March 24, 2016) - Reliv International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RELV), a maker of nutritional supplements that promote optimal health, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2015.

Fourth-Quarter Results
Reliv reported net sales of $12.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2015, compared with net sales of $14.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2014. U.S. net sales decreased by 12.1 percent for the quarter compared with the same quarter in 2014. Net sales outside of the United States declined 14.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to the prior-year quarter, with 7.3 percent of that decline due to the impact of foreign currency fluctuation as the result of a stronger U.S. dollar.

Reliv reported a net loss of $206,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2015 compared with net income of $998,000, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2014. The fourth quarter of 2014 was favorably impacted by an income tax benefit of $575,000 primarily due to recognition of a deferred tax benefit of $758,000 related to the release of a valuation allowance on net operating loss carryforwards in a European subsidiary. The loss from operations for the fourth quarter of 2015 was $209,000 compared with income from operations of $513,000 in the same quarter of 2014.

Full-Year Results
Reliv reported net sales of $51.8 million for 2015 compared with net sales of $57.3 million in 2014. U.S. net sales decreased to $40.4 million from $43.3 million, a decline of 6.8 percent.

Net sales in Reliv's foreign markets for 2015 decreased 18.8 percent compared with net sales for 2014, with 8.3 percent of the decline due to the impact of foreign currency fluctuation as the result of a stronger U.S. dollar. The decline in net sales in Europe represented a significant portion of the decrease in foreign sales. Net sales in Europe declined by 25.4 percent in 2015 compared to the prior year, with 5.8 percent of that decline due to the impact of foreign currency fluctuation.

The net loss for 2015 was $1.2 million (loss per diluted share of $0.10) compared to net income of $725,000 (earnings per diluted share of $0.06) in 2014. Net income for 2014 was favorably impacted by the income tax benefit in the European subsidiary as previously noted. The loss from operations for 2015 was $1.3 million compared to income from operations of $96,000 in 2014. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $23.5 million versus $25.0 million in 2014, as the full effect of cost reductions implemented in the latter half of 2014 helped offset the impact of the sales decline.

"The results of the fourth quarter and all of 2015 are not acceptable. In order to put us back on an upward trajectory we have restructured our distributor compensation to make the home-based business opportunity more attractive," said Robert L. Montgomery, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The previously announced changes to our compensation plan took effect on February 1, 2016. These updates represent a key initial step in our strategy for 2016 and beyond."

Announced by Reliv last November, the updated distributor compensation plan adjusted profit level qualifications for distributors and introduced a new preferred customer program.

"The new profit level qualifications simplify the compensation structure and provide a clearer, more achievable path to advancement," Montgomery said. "We know from past success that this approach works, and we anticipate a greater number of distributors achieving higher ranks within the plan and driving personal and company-wide sales growth."

Reliv had cash and cash equivalents of $3.3 million as of December 31, 2015, a decrease of $1.7 million from the balance as of December 31, 2014. In September 2015, Reliv entered into a term loan with Enterprise Bank & Trust in the principal amount of $3.25 million and a revolving credit facility with available borrowing capacity of $3.5 million. The proceeds of the new term loan were used to pay off the outstanding balance of principal and accrued interest under its prior term loan and revolving credit facility with BMO Harris Bank N.A.

As of December 31, 2015, Reliv had 44,590 distributors -- a decrease of 7.0 percent from December 31, 2014 -- of which 6,200 are Master Affiliate level and above. The number of Master Affiliates decreased by 13.0 percent compared to the year-ago total. Master Affiliate is the level at which distributors are eligible to earn generation royalties.

About Reliv International, Inc.

Reliv International, based in Chesterfield, MO, produces nutritional supplements that promote optimal nutrition. Reliv supplements address essential nutritionweight loss, athletic performancedigestive healthwomen's healthanti-aging and healthy energy. Reliv is the exclusive provider of LunaRich® products, which optimize levels of lunasin, a soy peptide that works at the epigenetic level to promote optimal health. The company sells its products through an international network marketing system of independent distributors in 15 countries. Learn more about Reliv at reliv.com, or on FacebookTwitter or YouTube.

Statements made in this news release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking" statements (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements containing words such as "may," "should," "could," "would," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue" or similar expressions. Factors that could cause actual results to differ are identified in the public filings made by Reliv with the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information on factors that could affect Reliv's business and financial results are included in its public filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which are available on the Company's web site, reliv.com.

-- FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS FOLLOW --

                         
Reliv International, Inc. and Subsidiaries             
                         
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets             
    December 31     December 31              
    2015     2014              
    (Unaudited)     (Audited)              
Assets                                
Current Assets:                                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 3,262,263     $ 4,989,392                  
  Accounts receivable, less allowances of $30,200 in 2015 and $26,300 in 2014    
89,376
     
265,530
                 
             
  Accounts and note due from employees and distributors     134,668       121,208                  
  Inventories     5,172,722       5,177,465                  
  Other current assets     1,140,680       979,615                  
                                 
Total current assets     9,799,709       11,533,210                  
                                 
Other assets     5,386,549       5,462,855                  
Intangible assets, net     2,655,647       2,925,775                  
Net property, plant and equipment     6,419,127       6,925,970                  
                                 
Total Assets   $ 24,261,032     $ 26,847,810                  
                                 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity                                
                                 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 3,937,752     $ 5,187,057                  
Current portion of long-term debt     781,505       697,423                  
Long-term debt - noncurrent     3,159,575       3,547,267                  
Other noncurrent liabilities     499,705       418,785                  
Stockholders' equity     15,882,495       16,997,278                  
                                 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity   $ 24,261,032     $ 26,847,810                  
                                 
                                 
Consolidated Statements of Operations                                
    Three months ended December 31     Year ended December 31  
    2015     2014     2015     2014  
    (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)     (Audited)  
Product sales   $ 11,358,169     $ 13,034,829     $ 47,759,553     $ 52,902,254  
Handling & freight income     936,521       1,055,382       4,009,304       4,442,705  
                                 
Net Sales     12,294,690       14,090,211       51,768,857       57,344,959  
                                 
Costs and expenses:                                
  Cost of products sold     2,840,281       2,802,326       11,086,152       11,657,728  
  Distributor royalties and commissions     4,361,219       5,117,201       18,410,190       20,542,905  
  Selling, general and administrative     5,301,996       5,657,864       23,546,926       25,048,596  
                                 
Total Costs and Expenses     12,503,496       13,577,391       53,043,268       57,249,229  
                                 
Income (loss) from operations     (208,806 )     512,820       (1,274,411 )     95,730  
                                 
Other income (expense):                                
Interest income     28,036       31,495       117,027       131,503  
Interest expense     (26,379 )     (24,453 )     (113,881 )     (100,142 )
Other income (expense)     36,032       (96,539 )     (191,402 )     (150,522 )
                                 
Income (loss) before income taxes     (171,117 )     423,323       (1,462,667 )     (23,431 )
Provision (benefit) from income taxes     35,000       (575,000 )     (238,000 )     (748,000 )
                                 
Net income (loss)     ($206,117 )   $ 998,323       ($1,224,667 )   $ 724,569  
                                 
                                 
Earnings (loss) per common share - Basic     ($0.02 )   $ 0.08       ($0.10 )   $ 0.06  
Weighted average shares     12,919,000       12,667,000       12,870,000       12,666,000  
                                 
Earnings (loss) per common share - Diluted     ($0.02 )   $ 0.08       ($0.10 )   $ 0.06  
Weighted average shares     12,919,000       12,730,000       12,870,000       12,811,000  
                                 
                                 
                         
Reliv International, Inc. and Subsidiaries              
                                 
Net sales by Market                  
(in thousands)                                
    Three months ended December 31,     Change From  
    2015     2014     Prior Year  
    Amount   % of Net Sales     Amount   % of Net Sales     Amount     %  
                                       
United States   $ 9,554   77.7 %   $ 10,870   77.1 %   $ (1,316 )   -12.1 %
Australia/New Zealand     296   2.4 %     381   2.7 %     (85 )   -22.3 %
Canada     269   2.2 %     374   2.7 %     (105 )   -28.1 %
Mexico     152   1.3 %     189   1.3 %     (37 )   -19.6 %
Europe     1,541   12.5 %     1,772   12.6 %     (231 )   -13.0 %
Asia     483   3.9 %     504   3.6 %     (21 )   -4.2 %
                                       
Consolidated total   $ 12,295   100.0 %   $ 14,090   100.0 %   $ (1,795 )   -12.7 %
                                       
                                       
Net sales by Market                                      
(in thousands)                                      
    Year ended December 31,     Change From Prior Year  
    2015     2014    
    Amount   % of Net Sales     Amount   % of Net Sales     Amount     %  
                                       
United States   $ 40,385   78.0 %   $ 43,323   75.5 %   $ (2,938 )   -6.8 %
Australia/New Zealand     1,280   2.5 %     1,642   2.9 %     (362 )   -22.0 %
Canada     1,297   2.5 %     1,367   2.4 %     (70 )   -5.1 %
Mexico     719   1.4 %     796   1.4 %     (77 )   -9.7 %
Europe     6,192   12.0 %     8,301   14.5 %     (2,109 )   -25.4 %
Asia     1,896   3.6 %     1,916   3.3 %     (20 )   -1.0 %
                                       
Consolidated total   $ 51,769   100.0 %   $ 57,345   100.0 %   $ (5,576 )   -9.7 %
                                       
                                       
 
The following table sets forth, as of December 31, 2015 and 2014, the number of our active distributors and Master Affiliates and above. The total number of active distributors includes Master Affiliates and above. We define an active distributor as one that enrolls as a distributor or renews his or her distributorship during the prior twelve months. Master Affiliates and above are distributors that have attained the highest level of discount and are eligible for royalties generated by Master Affiliates and above in their downline organization. The active distributor count for Europe includes our preferred customers in France. This program began in mid-2013 and the Europe active distributor count as of December 31, 2015 and 2014 includes France preferred customers of 3,053 and 2,945, respectively.
 
                             
Active Distributors and Master Affiliates and above by Market          
                             
    As of 12/31/2015   As of 12/31/2014   Change in %  
    Total Active Distributors   Master Affiliates and Above   Total Active Distributors   Master Affiliates and Above   Total Active Distributors     Master Affiliates and Above  
   
                             
United States   32,270   4,740   34,650   5,360   -6.9 %   -11.6 %
Australia/New Zealand   1,170   140   1,300   150   -10.0 %   -6.7 %
Canada   1,200   230   1,200   250   0.0 %   -8.0 %
Mexico   1,220   110   1,130   140   8.0 %   -21.4 %
Europe   6,300   650   7,640   890   -17.5 %   -27.0 %
Asia   2,430   330   2,050   340   18.5 %   -2.9 %
                             
Consolidated total   44,590   6,200   47,970   7,130   -7.0 %   -13.0 %
                             
                             

For more information, contact:
Steve Albright
Chief Financial Officer
(636) 733-1305