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CLIENT FEATURE: Xylitol (XYL:TSX-V) Natural Sweetener Co with $6.5M in 2013 Revenue

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:20 AM on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Financial Highlights

  • Revenues For the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 was $2.2M versus $1.4M for the same period last year.
  • Revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 was $6.3M versus $3.9M for the same period last year.
  • For the twelve months ended December 31, 2013, sales increased by 87% to $6,508,998, compared to $3,473,053 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012.

Marquee Customers Include:

Strong Institutional Ownership

  • Dundee Corp 29%
  • SunOpta BioProcess Inc. 26%

What is Xylitol you ask?

  • Xylitol is a sugar alcohol – and no, that doesn’t mean there’s alcohol in it. It’s also known as a polyol. Sugar alcohols contain fewer calories and fewer carbohydrates than other sweeteners. Replacing sugar with xylitol can be helpful if you’re trying to lose weight or even to help prevent weight gain.

What does xylitol taste like?

  • Xylitol is a white crystalline granule that looks and tastes like sugar. The good news is that it doesn’t have the negative side effects associated with sugar. Xylitol is low-calorie, low-carb, diabetic safe and we think it’s guilt free!

Where does your xylitol come from?

  • Xyla brand xylitol is extracted from North American grown hardwood trees, and it’s delicious. We believe the practices employed in the harvesting and processing of our xylitol are ecologically sustainable. Xylitol is also naturally occurring in many fruits and vegetables. Did you know the human body makes about 15 grams of xylitol per day?

Xylitol Canada, Inc. emerged in 2004 as a reseller and distributor of Xylitol and Xylitol products. Based in Toronto, Ontario, the company continued to grow and develop additional brands under the names Sweet Diabetic Delight and Xylitol Canada. Realizing the market potential for high quality, readily available, and consistently priced Xylitol and Xylitol products, the Company broadened its strategic vision in 2009.

Realizing that the void in the Xylitol market was based on inadequate supply and lack of awareness, the company initiated a 2-tier business expansion plan that sought to solve both of these problems. With the vision of a full scale North American Xylitol production facility as a critical element of this strategy, the Company reached out to the Capital markets and formally went public in April of 2010. With the capital base to aggressively address the marketplace, the company immediately began executing its business plan.

Xylitol In The Media

Daytime Toronto – Rogers TV (Aug 2013) – Julie Reid from Xylitol Canada appears with Mari Loewen from Anna Magazine to make some delicious recipes using North American hardwood derived Xyla xylitol.

Daytime Ottawa – Rogers TV (June 2013) – Xylitol Canada’s Julie Reid and naturopath Helene Huot discuss the benefits of Xyla xylitol and share great summer recipes using Xyla.

Is Sugar Toxic? – 60 Minutes (May 4th, 2013) – Sugar is the most addictive substance on earth. It’s also the most dangerous and toxic substance anyone can consume. Sugar has similar affects on the brain like cocaine. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes type II and many more are linked to processed sugar.

Sugary Drinks Linked To 180,000 Deaths Worldwide – CNN (March 19, 2013) – “One in every 100 deaths from obesity-related diseases is caused by drinking sugary beverages,” says study author Gitanjali Singh, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health.

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FEATURE: Xylitol (XYL:TSX-V) Natural Sweetener Co with $6.5M in 2013 Revenue

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:54 AM on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

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Financial Highlights

  • Revenues for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014 of approximately $2.0 Million, representing an increase of 43% over the same period from the preceding year.
  • For the three months ended March 31, 2014, sales increased by 97% to $2,170,624, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2013;
  • For the three months ended March 31, 2014, gross profit increased by 33% to $498,665, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2013.
  • For the twelve months ended December 31, 2013, sales increased by 87% to $6,508,998, compared to $3,473,053 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012.
  • For the three months ended December 31, 2013, sales increased by 194% to $2,555,526, compared to $868,134 for the three months ended December 31, 2012

Marquee Customers Include:

Strong Institutional Ownership

  • Dundee Corp 29%
  • SunOpta BioProcess Inc. 26%

What is Xylitol you ask?

  • Xylitol is a sugar alcohol – and no, that doesn’t mean there’s alcohol in it. It’s also known as a polyol. Sugar alcohols contain fewer calories and fewer carbohydrates than other sweeteners. Replacing sugar with xylitol can be helpful if you’re trying to lose weight or even to help prevent weight gain.

What does xylitol taste like?

  • Xylitol is a white crystalline granule that looks and tastes like sugar. The good news is that it doesn’t have the negative side effects associated with sugar. Xylitol is low-calorie, low-carb, diabetic safe and we think it’s guilt free!

Where does your xylitol come from?

  • Xyla brand xylitol is extracted from North American grown hardwood trees, and it’s delicious. We believe the practices employed in the harvesting and processing of our xylitol are ecologically sustainable. Xylitol is also naturally occurring in many fruits and vegetables. Did you know the human body makes about 15 grams of xylitol per day?

Xylitol Canada, Inc. emerged in 2004 as a reseller and distributor of Xylitol and Xylitol products. Based in Toronto, Ontario, the company continued to grow and develop additional brands under the names Sweet Diabetic Delight and Xylitol Canada. Realizing the market potential for high quality, readily available, and consistently priced Xylitol and Xylitol products, the Company broadened its strategic vision in 2009.

Realizing that the void in the Xylitol market was based on inadequate supply and lack of awareness, the company initiated a 2-tier business expansion plan that sought to solve both of these problems. With the vision of a full scale North American Xylitol production facility as a critical element of this strategy, the Company reached out to the Capital markets and formally went public in April of 2010. With the capital base to aggressively address the marketplace, the company immediately began executing its business plan.

Xylitol In The Media

balancing your blood sugar on CTV Canada with Andrea donsky from naturally savvy

balancing your blood sugar with xylitol on breakfast television

Fed Up By Katie Couric: Katie Couric explains how junk food is high jacking our brains

Daytime Toronto: Dr. natasha turner explains the benefits of xyla xylitol

MACLEAN’S: Death By Sugar: How the sweet killer is fuelling the biggest health crisis of our time

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Xylitol Canada Appoints Ian Sansom, P.Eng as Project Director: 21 Years of EPC/EPCM Experience to Benefit Company’s Xylose Plant Project

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:09 AM on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Aug. 20, 2014) – Xylitol Canada Inc. (“Xylitol Canada“, or the “Company“) (TSX VENTURE:XYL) today announced that it has engaged the services of Ian Sansom of EACL Consulting Services Inc. as the lead project manager overseeing the Company’s plant development initiatives.

“We are pleased to welcome Ian on board as we continue to develop our xylose plant strategy. Ian comes to us with over 21 years of experience in project management spanning a broad range of industries including power, petrochemical, polymer, industrial and pharmaceutical. We are pleased that his successful breadth of real world project experience can lend itself to the Xylitol Canada xylose plant initiatives” commented Andrew Reid, CEO of Xylitol Canada, Inc.

When asked about his participation, Mr. Sansom stated “I’m very excited to help Andrew and the Xylitol Canada team execute on their xylose plant program. My project management background specific to medium to large scale industrial and chemical plant projects is a great fit for all parties. I look forward to working with the Company in this capacity.”

Presently, the Company has been exploring a variety of different areas to deploy its novel technology in conjunction with other organizations that have readily available biomass. This model allows for low cost, sustainable production of xylose, among other high value bio extracted product streams.

In closing, Mr Reid stated “We have come a long way in the past four years on our plant based initiatives, and we are pleased with our progress. Bringing Ian onto our team brings us the commercial experience levels required for us to take the next step on these opportunities.”

About Xylitol Canada Inc.

Xylitol Canada markets xylitol and xylitol based-products and is focused on becoming a major low-cost manufacturer of xylitol and related products, serving the global market from operations in North America. Xylitol Canada’s business strategy is to leverage novel proprietary technology and processes to become North America’s premier manufacturer of low cost, high quality xylitol from readily available environmentally-sustainable biomass. Xylitol is a natural sweetener which is marketed globally including Canada and the United States and is accepted by the American Food and Drug Administration, the World Health Organization and the American Dental Association. Xylitol contains 75% less carbohydrates and 40% less calories than sugar, has a myriad of oral health benefits including the prevention of tooth decay and is safe for diabetics. To date, wider spread use of xylitol has been limited by the lack of a reliable, low cost, high quality supplier.

Xylitol Canada Inc.
1-866-995-9952
[email protected]

Xylitol Canada Inc. Announces Financial Results for First Quarter of 2014 and Appointment of New CFO

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:35 AM on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(May 28, 2014) – Xylitol Canada Inc. (“Xylitol Canada“, or the “Company“) (TSX VENTURE:XYL) today announces that it has released its financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2014. Highlights of the results include:

  • For the three months ended March 31, 2014, sales increased by 97% to $2,170,624, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2013;
  • For the three months ended March 31, 2014, gross profit increased by 33% to $498,665, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2013.

The Company continues to expand its customer base and to achieve significant quarter over quarter revenue growth. The growth is attributed to increased availability in many major grocery chains and Natural grocers throughout North America of the Xylaâ„¢ brand of North American xylitol and Xylaâ„¢ products. The Company continues to raise awareness of its Xylaâ„¢ North American brand of xylitol and Xylaâ„¢ products, which are all sweetened with the highest quality Xylaâ„¢ xylitol. The Company’s products do not use any artificial sweeteners and are all sugar free or no added sugar without forfeiting flavor or taste. The Company also recently launched its North American made xylitol oral care line. The full text of the Company’s unaudited consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and related management’s discussion and analysis can be found under its profile at: www.sedar.com.

APPOINTMENT OF NEW CFO

The Board is pleased to announce that Mr. Frank Iadipaolo has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). Mr. Iadipaolo has extensive financial management and corporate development experience gained with small to medium sized enterprises in diverse business sectors. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Biosign Technologies Inc., Senior Vice-President, Corporate Finance with a Toronto based boutique investment banking firm and Chief Financial Officer for Telesis North Communications Inc. and Microforum Inc. (both previously listed on the TSX). Mr. Iadipaolo has also acted in a senior advisory role for other private and publicly traded growth companies. He holds an honours degree in Commerce from the University of Windsor and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. The Board of Directors wishes to thank Kyle Appleby, who served as CFO since April, 2010, for his efforts during his tenure which included detailed oversight of the financial aspects of the Company. Mr. Appleby’s duties as CFO were completed with professionalism. He will assist in the transition and we wish him well in his future endeavours.

ABOUT XYLITOL CANADA INC.

Xylitol Canada markets xylitol and xylitol based-products and is focused on becoming a major low-cost manufacturer of xylitol and related products, serving the global market from operations in North America. Xylitol Canada’s business strategy is to leverage novel proprietary technology and processes to become North America’s premier manufacturer of low cost, high quality xylitol from readily available environmentally-sustainable biomass. Xylitol is a natural sweetener which is marketed globally including Canada and the United States and is accepted by the American Food and Drug Administration, the World Health Organization and the American Dental Association. Xylitol contains 75% less carbohydrates and 40% less calories than sugar, has a myriad of oral health benefits including the prevention of tooth decay and is safe for diabetics. To date, wider spread use of xylitol has been limited by the lack of a reliable, low cost, high quality supplier.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange Inc. nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

Xylitol Canada Inc.
Andrew Reid
President and CEO
(416) 288-1019
[email protected]