HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United-Guardian, Inc. (Nasdaq:UG) today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter ended September 30, 2012. The Company reported quarterly revenue of approximately $3,527,000 and quarterly net income of $1,116,000, or $0.24 per share. This compares with revenue of $3,345,000 and net income of $1,369,000 ($0.30 per share) for the same quarter in 2011. For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012 revenue was up slightly from $11,047,000 to $11,151,000, and earnings decreased by 6% from $3,760,000 ($0.82 per share) to $3,538,000 ($0.77 per share).
"Although our earnings declined as a result of the production problems we are experiencing with our Renacidin® Irrigation, we still had a very profitable quarter, with increased sales of personal care products making up for much of the loss of Renacidin revenue," stated Ken Globus, United's President. "The comparison with the third quarter of last year is also affected by the monetary settlement that took place in last year's third quarter with our Renacidin supplier, which accounted for $0.05 of the earnings per share for that quarter. We hope to recover most, if not all, of the earnings we lost in fiscal 2012 as a result of the current Renacidin production curtailment. On a positive note, net sales for the quarter were up, with sales of personal care products increasing by 12%, and sales of medical products increasing by 14%, over last year's third quarter. We expect those sales to continue to increase as we expand the marketing and development of those two product lines."
United-Guardian is a manufacturer of cosmetic ingredients, personal and health care products, pharmaceuticals, and specialty industrial products.
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| RESULTS FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED |
SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 and SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
| THREE MONTHS ENDED |
| NINE MONTHS ENDED |
|Costs and expenses:|
|Cost of sales||1,334,491||1,229,561||4,339,450||4,318,444|
|Total costs and expenses||1,932,591||1,766,809||6,088,667||6,077,621|
|Income from operations||1,594,796||1,578,226||5,062,512||4,969,762|
|Gain on sale of assets||--||12,267||2,750||18,251|
|Income from damage settlement||--||385,182||--||385,182|
|Total other income||51,065||458,757||165,163||608,644|
|Income before income taxes||1,645,861||2,036,983||5,227,675||5,578,406|
|Provision for income taxes||529,700||667,700||1,689,800||1,818,300|
|Net Income||$1,116,161||$ 1,369,283||$3,537,875||$3,760,106|
|Earnings per common share (Basic and Diluted)||$ 0.24||$ 0.30||$ 0.77||$ 0.82|
|Weighted average shares – basic and diluted||4,596,439||4,596,439||4,596,439||4,596,439|
Additional financial information can be found at the company's web site at www.u-g.com.
CONTACT: Robert S. Rubinger Public Relations (631) 273-0900