Healthier Choices Management Corp. Reports First Quarter 2023 Financial Results

-First Quarter Record Sales of $13.6 Million, Up 169%, over Q1 2022

-First Quarter Record Gross Profit of $4.9M Up 149%, over Q1 2022

HOLLYWOOD, FL, May 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Healthier Choices Management Corp. (OTC Pink: HCMC) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023.

First Quarter 2023 Results Highlights:

  • Net sales from operations for the three-month period ended March 31, 2023, amounted to a record $13.6 million, compared to $5.0 million, an approximately $8.5 million and 169% increase versus the same period in 2022.
  • Gross Profit from operations increased by approximately $2.9 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2023, amounting to a record $4.9 million, compared to $2.0 million for the same period in 2022, a 149% year-over-year increase.
  • Net loss from continuing operations for the three-month period ended March 31, 2023, amounted to approximately $2.0 million versus a $1.3 million loss for the same period last year, a 49% increased loss.
  • Adjusted EBITDA loss amounted to $1.6 million versus $1.2 million when compared to the same period last year. It should be noted that over $0.3 million in non-recurring expenses were incurred during the three-month period ended March 31, 2023.

Jeffrey Holman, Chief Executive Officer of HCMC, said, "We had another strong top line performance as first quarter revenue increased $8.5M to a first quarter record of $13.6M. This was driven largely by the two acquisitions we completed last year. Our top line sales results, coupled with the first quarter gross profit of $4.9M, evidence our ability to execute against our expansion strategy and deliver a record financial performance."

Mr. Holman concluded, “We remain focused on our expansion strategy and are confident in our ability to deliver another year of strong growth. This growth, along with continuing efforts to implement synergies across our brands to bring us to bottom line profitability, remain our top priorities.”

Results of Operations
The following table sets forth our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three ended March 31, 2023, and 2022.


  Three Months Ended
  March 31,
  2023 2022
Total sales, net $13,559,744  $5,048,553 
Total cost of sales  8,645,353   3,076,039 
GROSS PROFIT from Operations  4,914,391   1,972,514 
Total operating expenses  6,897,438   3,327,420 
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS  (1,983,047)  (1,354,906)
Total other income (expense), net  75,746   36,991 
NET LOSS from Operations $(1,907,301) $(1,317,915)
See non-GAAP financial measure discussion        
   Three Months Ended 
   March 31, 
   2023   2022 
Adjusted EBITDA        
Loss from operations $(1,983,047) $(1,354,906)
Depreciation and amortization  373,463   193,323 
Stock compensation  50,000   - 
Adjusted EBITDA $(1,559,584) $(1,161,583)

Consolidated Balance Sheets:
The following table sets forth our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2023, and December 31, 2022.


  March 31, 2023 December 31, 2022
Cash $19,765,487  $22,911,892 
Other current assets  7,496,620   7,396,588 
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS  27,262,107   30,308,480 
Other assets  25,096,666   24,946,550 
TOTAL ASSETS $52,358,773  $55,255,030 
Current liabilities $9,008,053  $9,907,366 
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES  9,008,053   9,907,366 
Other liabilities  10,896,472   10,419,565 
TOTAL LIABILITIES  19,904,525   20,326,931 

About Healthier Choices Management Corp. 
Healthier Choices Management Corp. ( is a holding company focused on providing consumers with healthier daily choices with respect to nutrition and other lifestyle alternatives. 

Through its wholly owned subsidiary HCMC Intellectual Property Holdings, LLC, the Company manages and intends to expand on its intellectual property portfolio. 

Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, the Company operates:

  • Ada’s Natural Market, a natural and organic grocery store offering fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, deli, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, health & beauty products, and natural household items (
  • Paradise Health & Nutrition’s three stores that likewise offer fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, deli, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, health & beauty products, and natural household items, (
  • Mother Earth’s Storehouse, a two-store organic and health food and vitamin chain in New York’s Hudson Valley, which has been in existence for over 40 years. (
  • Greens Natural Foods’ eight stores in New York and New Jersey, offering a selection of 100% organic produce and all-natural, non-GMO groceries & bulk foods; a wide selection of local products; an organic juice and smoothie bar; a fresh foods department, which offers fresh and healthy “grab & go” foods; a full selection of vitamins & supplements; as well as health and beauty products (

Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Healthy Choice Wellness, LLC, the Company has in place licensing agreements for Healthy Choice Wellness Centers located at the Casbah Spa and Salon in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Boston Direct Health in Boston, MA and Green Care Medical Services in Chicago, IL.

These centers offer multiple vitamin drip mixes and intramuscular shots for clients to choose from that are designed to help boost immunity, fight fatigue and stress, reduce inflammation, enhance weight loss, and efficiently deliver antioxidants and anti-aging mixes. Additionally, there are IV vitamin mixes and shots for health, beauty, and re-hydration.(

Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Healthy U Wholesale, the Company sells vitamins and supplements, as well as health, beauty, and personal care products on its website

Additionally, the Company markets its patented Q-Unit and Q-Cup® technology. Information on these products and the technology is available on the Company’s website at

Forward Looking Statements.

This press release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of that term in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934). Additional written or oral forward-looking statements may be made by the Company from time to time in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or otherwise. Statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are based on management’s estimates, assumptions and projections and are not guarantees of future performance. The Company assumes no obligation to update these statements. Forward looking statements may include, but are not limited to, projections or estimates of revenue, income, or loss, exit costs, cash flow needs and capital expenditures, statements regarding future operations, expansion or restructuring plans, including our recent exit from, and winding down of our wholesale distribution operations. In addition, when used in this release, the words “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” and “plans” and variations thereof and similar expressions are intended to identify forward looking statements.

Factors that may affect our future results of operations and financial condition include, but are not limited to, fluctuations in demand for our products, the introduction of new products, our ability to maintain customer and strategic business relationships, the impact of competitive products and pricing, growth in targeted markets, the adequacy of our liquidity and financial strength to support its growth, and other information that may be detailed from time-to-time in our filings with the SEC.

Non-GAAP – Financial Measure

The following 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 generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed as supplemental to, and should not be considered as an 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 net 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 SEC.

Contact Information: 

Healthier Choices Management Corp.
3800 North 28TH Way, #1 Hollywood, FL 33020