OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct 27, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AMS Health Sciences, Inc., (AMM), today announced a net loss for the third quarter 2004 of $1,021,657, or $(0.15) per common (diluted) share, on 6.9 million shares outstanding, compared to a net loss of $189,309, or $(0.04) per common (diluted) share, on 4.5 million shares outstanding in the third quarter of 2003. Sales totaled $4.5 million for the quarter compared to sales of $4.9 million for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2003.
Cash and Marketable Securities at Sept. 30, 2004 totaled $4.4 million compared to $4.2 million at Dec. 31, 2003. The quick ratio of assets to liabilities was approximately 4.2:1, compared to 3:1 at Dec. 31, 2003, while shareholders' equity at Sept. 30, 2004 was $10.8 million compared to shareholders' equity of $8.3 million at Dec. 31, 2003. In January 2004, AMS completed the redemption of all its 1997-A warrants, Redeemable Common Stock Purchase Warrants and Underwriter's Warrants. Substantially all the holders of AMS warrants exercised their warrants prior to completion of the redemption. A portion of the proceeds from the exercise of AMS warrants was used to repay all current and long-term debt, making AMS a debt-free company.
Sales for the first nine months of the current fiscal year totaled $13.3 million compared to $14.2 million for the same period in 2003. Net loss for the first nine months of FY 2004 was $1,909,963, or ($0.28) per common (diluted) share, on 6.7 million shares outstanding, compared to a net loss of $634,412, or ($0.14) per common (diluted) share, on 4.4 million shares outstanding, in the year 2003.
"The banning of ephedra in April 2004, and the resulting cancellations of over 15,000 bottles of AM-300 per month, contributed to a decline of over $1.5 million in Q3 revenue which was partially replaced by $1.1 million in new revenue from our aggressive customer acquisition program," said AMS President David D'Arcangelo. "The announcement of a 7.6% net revenue increase after returns in September from $1.48 million to $1.60 million is positive news going forward, supported by the continued acceleration of our customer acquisition campaigns. October-to-date revenue growth should top 10%, with new associates and preferred customers up over 17 % from the September number of 10,227. Going forward, our focus will be to drive consistent month-to-month revenue growth followed by profitability in 2005."
AMS Health Sciences, Inc., sells more than 60 natural nutritional supplements, weight management products, and natural skincare including the world's number-one all-natural stress reliever, Prime One, through independent distributors across the U.S. and Canada. More information about the Company is available at http://www.amsonline.com.
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