San Jose, CA – November 14, 2011 - The PAWS Pet Company, Inc. (OTCQB: PAWS.PK) or “the Company”, the innovative pet services company, reported record financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011, including significant revenue increases for the three and nine-months period, first-time gross profits and net income for the three months ended September 30, 2011.
“Our Pet Airways subsidiary continued revenue growth in the third quarter of 2011, and we are pleased to report a positive gross profit of $213,751, one quarter ahead of guidance,” commented Andrew Warner, President and CFO of The PAWS Pet Company. “Our positive gross profits were driven by flight schedule optimizations implemented this quarter.”
Highlights for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2011
Dan Wiesel, Chairman and CEO of The PAWS Pet Company, added, “We are excited to report results that exceeded our expectations for the third quarter. As we move toward 2012, we look forward to further expansion and growth"
Based on our ability to meet the conditions of the Socius agreement, or raise significant additional capital from other sources during the remainder of 2011 to fund our growth, and other operating assumptions detailed in the Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 8, 2011, the Company now expects full year 2011 revenues to grow between 15% and 30% compared to full year 2010 revenues. The Company expects continued revenue growth and positive gross margins in 2012, and to be breakeven on a cash basis in the fourth quarter of 2012.
About The PAWS Pet Company
The PAWS Pet Company, Inc. provides innovative pet services. It’s wholly owned subsidiary Pet Airways is the only airline specifically designed for the safe and comfortable transportation of pets. Pet Airways' Pawsengers™ travel in the specially equipped main cabin of its planes - where pets are continuously monitored by an In-Flight Pet Attendant and the climate is controlled for maximum pet comfort. With Pet Airways, pet parents can be assured their pets will be treated with tender, loving care by pet professionals throughout the journey. The airline launched flight operations in 2009 and serves coast-to-coast destinations across the United States.
For more information on PetAirways, go to www.petairways.com.
For more information on The PAWS Pet Company go to www.thepawspetcompany.com
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