HONG KONG, Aug 15, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- America Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. (AMEX: AOB), a rapidly growing Chinese company that produces and distributes a broad range of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products, announced today record second quarter and six-month results for the period ended June 30, 2004. The Company generated 2005 second quarter revenue of $11.9 million, a 98.2% increase compared to $6.0 million for the same period in 2004. American Oriental Bioengineering generated Income from Operations of $4.4 million, a 140.9% increase from $1.9 million in the 2004 second quarter. The Company had net income of $3.4 million, or $0.08 per basic and diluted share, a 122.6% increase versus $1.5 million, or $0.05 per basic and diluted share, for the comparable period in 2004.
For the six months ended June 30, 2005, American Oriental Bioengineering Inc. had revenue of $21.6 million, an increase of 81% compared to $11.9 million for the same six-month period in 2004. The Company reported Income from Operations of $7.5 million, a 117.8% increase from the $3.4 million reported for the same period in fiscal 2004. American Oriental Bioengineering generated net income of $5.5 million, or $0.14 per basic share ($0.13 per diluted share), a 100% increase compared to $2.8 million, or $0.08 per basic and diluted share for the first six months of fiscal 2004.
The Company ended the period with its strongest balance sheet ever, as it had cash and cash equivalents at June 30, 2005 of $14.9 million compared to $11 million at the end of the first six months of 2004.
Second quarter sales of the Company's PBP Products increased by 223% as compared to the same period in 2004, contributing to American Oriental Bioengineering's strong results. This growth was primarily a result of an increase in sales of Cease Enuresis Soft Gel products. Also, the acquisition of HSPL contributed to the increase in sales of PBP Products due to a broader product line. Sales of PBN Products increased by 21%, as a result of increased marketing and sales initiatives.
"We continue to experience rapid growth as a result of our innovative products and expanded distribution capabilities," said Tony (Shujun) Liu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. "The acquisition of HSPL has enabled us to expand our product line and enter new markets. Through the combination of new product initiatives and expanded sales and marketing activities and a strong balance sheet, we believe we are well positioned to continue to generate strong organic growth and to selectively pursue accretive acquisitions."
About American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc.
American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. (AOBO) is a leading Chinese biotechnology company that uses proprietary processes for producing soybean protein peptide more efficiently than traditional extracting techniques. These techniques are used to manufacture and formulate supplemental and medicinal products. Soybean peptides are used widely in general food, health food products and medicines, among other applications. AOBO also produces Cease-Enuresis Soft Gel, the only Chinese FDA-approved first grade, prescription medicine that is specially formulated to help alleviate bed-wetting and incontinence. The Company is a leading producer of products in both the nutriceuticals and pharmaceuticals areas in China. For more information, visit http://www.bioaobo.com.
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