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United-Guardian Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

13 Days ago

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Nov. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United-Guardian, Inc. (NASDAQ:UG) today reported net income of $1,069,871 ($0.23 per share) on net sales of  $3,317,370 for the third quarter of 2019, compared with net income of $1,316,524 ($0.29 per share) on net sales of $3,344,374 for the third quarter of 2018. For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2019 the company reported net sales of $9,777,086 and net income of $3,371,375 ($0.73 per share), compared with net sales of $10,666,525 and net income of $3,769,048 ($0.82 per share) for the first nine months of 2018.

Ken Globus, President of United-Guardian, stated, “While net sales for the third quarter of 2019 were almost identical to those of the third quarter of 2018, net income for the quarter was down primarily due to lower sales of our Lubrajel® line of water-based moisturizers and lubricants in China. We are hopeful that this situation will improve as the trade war with China gets resolved. In addition, we are working closely with our marketing partner in China to be more competitive with some of the lower-priced Asian products that compete with Lubrajel, and we are in the process of shifting our marketing effort in Korea to a different marketing partner, with the hope that we will be able to reverse the sales decline that we have experienced there in the past few years. On a positive note we are pleased that sales of our Renacidin® Irrigation Solution, our most important pharmaceutical product, were up 15% from last year’s third quarter, which we believe was the result of our internet marketing efforts. We plan to continue those efforts to increase Renacidin sales, and with strong sales in October we are optimistic that we will have another very profitable year.”

United-Guardian is a manufacturer of cosmetic ingredients, personal and health care products, pharmaceuticals, and specialty industrial products.

Contact:   Robert S. Rubinger
Public Relations
(631) 273-0900

NOTE:   This press release contains both historical and "forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements about the company’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events, such as financial performance, business prospects, and similar matters, are being made in reliance upon the “safe harbor” provisions of that Act. Such statements are subject to a variety of factors that could cause our actual results or performance to differ materially from the anticipated results or performance expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For further information about the risks and uncertainties that may affect the company’s business please refer to the company's reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


RESULTS FOR THE QUARTERS ENDED
SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 and SEPTEMBER 30, 2018*

STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(UNAUDITED)

     THREE MONTHS ENDED
   SEPTEMBER 30,
    NINE MONTHS ENDED
   SEPTEMBER 30,
 
       2019       2018        2019         2018  
                         
Net Sales $  3,317,370   $  3,344,374   $  9,777,086   $  10,666,525  
                         
Costs and expenses:                        
  Cost of sales   1,386,948     1,197,448     4,142,616     4,101,973  
  Operating expenses   544,176     519,330     1,593,232     1,577,864  
  Research and development     104,800       98,301       297,304       291,250  
  Total costs and expenses   2,035,924     1,815,079     6,033,152     5,971,087  
  Income from operations   1,281,446     1,529,295     3,743,934     4,695,438  
                         
Other Income (expense):                        
  Investment income     47,320     38,048     141,428     142,607  
  Net gain (loss) on marketable securities   25,499     99,145     369,542     (54,261 )
  Loss on trade-in of equipment     ---       ---       ---       (12,837 )
  Total other income     72,819       137,193       510,970       75,509  
  Income before provision for income taxes

  1,354,265     1,666,488     4,254,904     4,770,947  
                         
Provision for income taxes     284,394       349,964       883,529     1,001,899  
  Net Income $ 1,069,871   $ 1,316,524   $ 3,371,375   $ 3,769,048  
                         
Earnings per common share
(Basic and Diluted)
 

$


  0.23 
   

$


  0.29 
   

$
  0.73    

$
  0.82  
                         
Weighted average shares – basic and diluted    
4,594,319 
    4,594,319      4,594,319      4,594,319   

* Additional financial information can be found at the company’s web site at www.u-g.com.

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