ChromaDex Reports 2009 Financial Results

IRVINE, Calif., March 31, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- ChromaDex Corporation, a leader in phytochemical reference standards and contract research, today announced financial results for the Fiscal Year ending January 2, 2010. On a reported basis calculated in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP), ChromaDex announced a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $0.03 per share for the one year period ended January 2, 2010. As of January 2, 2010, cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities totaled $471,378.

"2009 was a strong year for ChromaDex as we continued to grow our core business," said Frank Jaksch, CEO and co-founder of ChromaDex. "Going into 2010, we feel that our product and service offerings will be in greater demand as the economy recovers and food, beverage, personal care and nutrition companies increase their focus on natural products and green chemistry."

Additional Financial Results & Notes

On a reported basis, ChromaDex recorded revenue during 2009 of $5,777,865 as compared to $4,506,301 in 2008. The net loss attributable to common stockholders for the year ending January 2, 2010, was $907,568 as compared to a net loss of $2,104,476 in 2008. The lower net loss in 2009 as compared to the same period in 2008 was due to [non-recurring] expenses in 2008 related to the reverse merger acquisition of Cody Resources, Inc. coupled with an increase in revenues. The Company notes that as a result of its closing of the reverse merger acquisition of Cody Resources, Inc. on June 20, 2008, investors are cautioned that the Company's historical performance for that year is not directly comparable.

About ChromaDex

ChromaDex is a leader in the development of Phytochemical and Botanical Reference Standards and the creation of associated intellectual property. ChromaDex is committed to sustainable "Green chemistry" and provides the dietary supplement, food, beverage, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries with the analytical tools and services to meet product regulatory, quality, efficacy and safety standards.

Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements that are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied in any forward-looking statements. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: the ability to market, produce and sell the referenced ingredients; risks relating to product and customer demand, market acceptance of our products; the effect of economic conditions both nationally and internationally; the ability to protect our intellectual property rights; the impact of any litigation or infringement actions brought against us; competition from other providers and products; risks in product development; our ability to raise capital to fund continuing operations; the ability to complete transactions; and other factors discussed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement for events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made except as required by law.

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