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Gaiam Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2007 Results

* EPS improved to $0.07 from $0.04 per share

* Cash from operations exceeded $8 million

BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gaiam, Inc. (Nasdaq: GAIA), a lifestyle-media company catering to people who value personal development, wellness, ecological lifestyles, responsible media and conscious community, announced today results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2007.

Gaiam also announced that it will host a conference call today, May 9, 2007, at 2:30 p.m. MDT (4:30 p.m. EDT) to review the first quarter fiscal 2007 results.

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Revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2007 increased 13.0% to $58.5 million from $51.8 million recorded in the same period last year. Gross margin for the first quarter remained strong at 64.1% of revenue, consistent with the comparable period last year. This solid margin reflects the Company's continued emphasis on media and proprietary products.

Net income for the first quarter doubled to $1.8 million or $0.07 per share from $0.9 million or $0.04 per share in the first quarter of 2006. Depreciation and amortization for the quarter was $2.3 million.

During the first quarter of 2007 Gaiam generated record cash of $8.3 million from its operations compared to a use of $1.0 million cash in the same period last year. Gaiam's cash position at March 31, 2007 remained strong at $83 million, even after the repurchase of 2.5 million shares of common stock and two content licensing agreements funded during the first quarter. As of the end of the quarter, Gaiam had approximately 24.7 million common shares outstanding. Gaiam continues to have no debt.

During the first quarter of 2007, Gaiam entered into exclusive content licensing deals with TAG Entertainment and The Brainy Baby Company. TAG Entertainment is a film production company specializing in family entertainment featuring known Hollywood stars. The agreement provides for exclusive distribution rights of existing TAG titles as well as a first look opportunity to license video rights to new family films produced by TAG.

The Brainy Baby Company is a leader in educational entertainment for children 5 and under. The agreement covers approximately 40 existing titles under the "Brainy Baby," "First Impressions" and "Bilingual Baby" brands as well as production rights to future Brainy Baby titles.

According to Nielsen's VideoScan, Gaiam's market share in the fitness/wellness DVD category increased to 48% at the end of March, up from 42% in the same quarter last year and 45% at the end of last quarter.

"We are pleased with our first quarter results, which are a continuation of the trend we delivered in 2006 and demonstrate our ability to improve operating leverage and increase profitability," said Jirka Rysavy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

"We are well-positioned for continued growth in 2007," said Lynn Powers, President. "We are focused on new opportunities to further expand our distribution reach through new media genres such as wellness and media that matters as well as expanding our subscription clubs and community."

Gaiam also announced the hiring of Bill Sondheim as President of Gaiam's Distribution and Direct Response Marketing businesses. Mr. Sondheim has a long and distinguished track record in the home entertainment industry, including Executive Vice President with Sony BMG Music Entertainment and President of PolyGram Video.

Additional guidance may be given on the conference call. A replay of the call will begin approximately one hour after the end of the call and will continue until 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 14, 2007.

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This press release includes forward-looking statements relating to matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as "expect," "intend," "believe," "will," "should" or comparable terminology or by discussions of strategy. While Gaiam believes its assumptions and expectations underlying forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that actual results will not be materially different. Risks and uncertainties that could cause materially different results include, among others, introduction of new products and services, completion and integration of acquisitions, the possibility of negative economic conditions, and other risks and uncertainties included in Gaiam's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Gaiam assumes no duty to update any forward-looking statements.

                                 GAIAM, INC.
                    (In thousands, except per share data)

                                 Three months ended        Three months ended
                                   March 31, 2007            March 31, 2006

    Net revenue                 $58,458       100.0%      $51,752       100.0%

    Cost of goods sold           20,982        35.9%       18,590        35.9%

    Gross profit                 37,476        64.1%       33,162        64.1%

    Operating expenses           35,851        61.3%       32,152        62.1%

    Income from operations        1,625         2.8%        1,010         2.0%

    Other income                  1,203         2.0%          577         1.1%

    Income before income taxes    2,828         4.8%        1,587         3.1%

    Income tax expense            1,117         1.9%          612         1.2%

    Minority interest in
     net (income) loss of
     consolidated subsidiaries       41         0.1%          (85)       -0.2%

    Net income                   $1,752         3.0%         $890         1.7%

    Shares outstanding:
    Basic                        25,651                    20,435
    Diluted                      25,813                    20,795

    Income per share:
    Basic                         $0.07                     $0.04
    Diluted                       $0.07                     $0.04

                                 GAIAM, INC.
                   (In thousands, except share information)

                                                        March 31, December 31,
                                                         2007         2006
    Current assets:
        Cash and cash equivalents (1)                   $83,165     $104,876
        Accounts receivable, net                         16,855       25,324
       Inventory, less allowances                        25,478       24,313
        Deferred advertising costs                        3,891        3,965
    Deferred tax assets                                   3,524        3,404
        Other current assets                              5,862        4,965
    Total current assets                                138,775      166,847

    Property and equipment, net                           7,710        7,784
    Media library, net                                   36,422       37,201
    Goodwill and other intangibles, net                  28,893       28,879
    Deferred tax assets, net                              4,226        5,958
    Notes receivable and other assets                       585        4,299
    Total assets                                       $216,611     $250,968

    Liabilities and stockholders' equity
    Current liabilities:
        Accounts payable                                $13,630      $18,848
        Accrued liabilities                               9,630        7,437
       Income taxes payable                                  --          415
    Total current liabilities                            23,260       26,700

    Minority interest                                     5,640        5,662

    Commitments and contingencies

    Stockholders' equity:
        Class A common stock, $.0001 par value,
         150,000,000 shares authorized, 19,252,346
         and 21,749,936 shares issued and outstanding
         at March 31, 2007 and December 31, 2006,
         respectively (1)                                     2            2
        Class B common stock, $.0001 par value,
         50,000,000 shares authorized, 5,400,000
         issued and outstanding at March 31, 2007 and
         December 31, 2006                                    1            1
        Additional paid-in capital (1)                  168,247      200,906
        Accumulated other comprehensive income              885          873
        Retained earnings                                18,576       16,824
    Total stockholders' equity                          187,711      218,606
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity         $216,611     $250,968

    (1)  On February 6, 2007, Gaiam repurchased 2.5 million shares of its
         Class A common stock for $32.9 million in cash including acquisition
         costs. The repurchased stock resulted in a $32.9 million reduction to
         Additional paid-in capital.

SOURCE Gaiam, Inc.