- The company’s latest financial report shows a record revenue increase of 127%
- Company anticipates continued record top-line growth
- HBIS is making significant strides in efforts to increase its gross profit margin, decrease operating expenses to close the gap to profitability; positive earnings are expected in 2023
The market for online meal delivery is booming, as evidenced by triple-digit revenue growth reported by Home Bistro (OTC: HBIS), a leading online meal-delivery platform that offers exclusive celebrity chef-inspired, gourmet and lifestyle ready-made meals. The company’s latest financial report shows a record revenue increase of 127% over the same period the year before (https://ibn.fm/FqHzP).
“With more chefs coming online earlier this fiscal year, we are continuing to see record top line growth,” stated Home Bistro CEO Zalmi Duchman. “As I have previously stated, our goal is to continue growing our revenue at a significant rate while eyeing profitability by 2023. To this end, over the past few months we have been taking significant steps to increase our profit margin and considerably decrease our general and administrative expenses.”
HBIS released Q2 2022 financial information for the quarter ended April 30, 2022, including revenue highlights and an update on the company’s focus on strategic financial management. The report shows that product sales for the quarter increased 127% to $743,263, compared to revenues of $328,024 for the same period in 2021. The company noted that the increase was linked to its integration of the Model Meals brand along with consistent product sales from celebrity chefs Cat Cora and Daina Falk and the launch of Claudia Sandoval and Richard Blais.
The company has also made significant efforts to control operating expenses and net loss. “In order to accomplish this, we have undertaken multiple initiatives,” said Duchman. “First, we have significantly reduced minimum guaranteed royalty payments to new celebrity chefs, and older, more costly guaranteed deals will begin to expire in 2023.” The company anticipates adding three more celebrity chefs and two add-on partnership offerings in the coming weeks.
In addition, Duchman noted that the company is taking steps to reduce its product costs and retail prices, which will have a positive net effect on gross margin. Finally, “our recently announced collaboration with public relations firm Alab Group should benefit us by offsetting more expensive online advertising costs with a less costly but equally, if not more effective, influencer-based strategy,” he said.
“We have grown as a publicly traded company over the past several years, and as we continue to work toward a potential Nasdaq uplisting, we will be significantly less reliant on costly external consultants and other professional service providers,” he continued. “Lastly, having just launched our subscription-based Model Meals program, we believe we can experience a much smoother path to a recurring revenue model, which we also plan to introduce for our Home Bistro and celebrity-chef brands in the near future.”
Home Bistro is a leading online platform that provides for the creation, production and distribution of direct-to-consumer, heat-to-eat, celebrity-chef-inspired gourmet meals. Current HBIS offerings ceom from Iron Chef Cat Cora, Ayesha Curry, Hungry Fan Chef Daina Falk, Master Chef Claudia Sandoval, Top-Chef All-Star Richard Blais, and celebrity pastry and dessert chef Melanie Moss; celebrity chefs Roblé Ali and Priyanka Naik are set to add their selections soon.
Home Bistro’s Model Meals lifestyle brand is a Whole30 and Paleo approved, ready-to-eat, meal-prep service, offering a weekly rotating menu that is prepared by professional chefs, using only the highest-quality ingredients available, sourced responsibly and locally, and delivered in sustainable, ecofriendly packaging.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.HomeBistro.com.
NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to HBIS are available in the company’s newsroom at https://ibn.fm/HBIS
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