DGSE Companies, Inc. Announces Precious Metals Related Business and an Improved Retail Environment Driving Strong Year End Performance

DGSE Companies, Inc. Announces Precious Metals Related Business and an Improved Retail Environment Driving Strong Year End Performance

DGSE Companies, Inc. (NYSE Amex: DGSE), which buys and sells jewelry, fine watches, diamonds, rare coins and precious metals products via traditional and Internet channels, reported that the Company continues to experience improving traffic and sales across all of its primary business segments.

DGSE reported last month that revenue had increased sequentially month to month during the third quarter and that this trend had continued into the seasonally strong fourth quarter with October revenues exceeding $8 million, a monthly high for the year. November revenues have continued this trend, setting another monthly high for the year, and the first week of December, the beginning of DGSE’s official Christmas season, is off to a strong start. Contributing to this performance:

  • Over the counter purchases from all four of the Company's traditional brick and mortar stores are running at record levels, totaling over $45 million year to date.
  • An improving retail environment has contributed to record year to date revenue from both the Euless/Fort Worth, Texas and Charleston, South Carolina stores as well as record revenues from continuing operations from the Company's Superior Gold and Diamond Exchange subsidiary in Woodland Hills, California.
  • Traffic on the Company's web sites is growing, currently averaging over 26,000 unique visits per month. With over 3,000 items available online for immediate purchase, DGSE has recently initiated efforts to grow the Company's web presence including a recently launched product feed to Google Product Search that will allow users of the largest search engine in the world to comparison shop DGSE’s products against other retailers.
  • DGSE’s iPhone and iPad “Gold Exchange” applications have become some of the most popular financial apps on iTunes, currently averaging over 450 downloads per week.
  • “We are pleased to report that our Company continues to experience solid progress and performance in all of our targeted markets and that a number of our growth initiatives are already yielding positive results,” stated William Oyster, President and COO of DGSE. “We anticipate a strong finish to the year as we capitalize on our unique positioning and business model in the jewelry, fine watches, diamonds, rare coins and precious metals markets.”

    DGSE Companies, Inc. wholesales, retails and auctions jewelry, diamonds, fine watches, and precious metal bullion and rare coin products to domestic and international customers through its Dallas Gold and Silver Exchange, Charleston Gold and Diamond Exchange, Superior Galleries operations, as well as through the Internet. DGSE also owns Fairchild International, Inc., one of the largest vintage watch wholesalers in the country. In addition to its retail facilities in Dallas and Euless, Texas, Charleston, South Carolina and Woodland Hills, California, the Company operates live Internet auctions which can be accessed at www.dgse.com and through Superior Galleries' website at http://www.sgde.com. Real-time price quotations and real-time order execution in precious metals are provided on another DGSE web site at www.USBullionExchange.com. Wholesale customers can access our full vintage watch inventory through the restricted site at www.FairchildWatches.com. DGSE also purchases precious metals, rare coins, watches, diamonds and jewelry through www.Americangoldandsilverexchange.com, www.SuperiorEstateBuyers.com and over 900 supporting websites. Through www.SuperiorPreciousMetals.com, we provide precious metals and rare coin investing and trading opportunities all across the United States.

    The Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and its common stock trades on NYSE Amex Exchange under the symbol “DGSE.”

    This press release includes statements which may constitute "forward-looking" statements, usually containing the words "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect" or similar expressions. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that would cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, continued acceptance of the Company's products and services in the marketplace, competitive factors, dependence upon third-party vendors, and other risks detailed in the Company's periodic report filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By making these forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release. In addition to the results presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles throughout this press release, DGSE has presented non-GAAP financial measures such as EBITDA. The Company believes that these non-GAAP measures, viewed in addition to and not in lieu of the Company's reported GAAP results, provide useful information to investors because they are an integral part of the Company's internal evaluation of operating performance. In addition, they are measures that DGSE uses to evaluate management's effectiveness. DGSE’s non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

    Contact:
    DGSE Companies, Inc.
    William H. Oyster, 972-484-3662
    Chairman and CEO