MATAWAN, N.J., Mar 12, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- PacificHealth Laboratories, Inc. (PHLI) , an innovative nutrition technology company, announced revenues of $6,209,846 for the year ended December 31, 2006 versus revenues of $5,444,558 for the same period in 2005. The Company reported net income applicable to common stockholders of $2,258,577, or $0.17 per share fully diluted, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to a net loss applicable to common stockholders of ($652,410), or ($0.06) per share, for the year ended December 31, 2005. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2006 included approximately $2,622,000 from a gain on the sale of patents and technology, net of tax effects, to Mott's LLP, a division of Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages ("CSAB").
Dr. Robert Portman, President and CEO of PacificHealth said, "2006 was a pivotal year for PacificHealth Labs. We completed an important licensing agreement with CSAB that has greatly improved our long-term prospects. Among the positive outcomes of the transaction was the receipt of an initial fee of $4 million that has been used to eliminate our long-term debt and strengthen our balance sheet. The agreement also provides PHLI with an exclusive, royalty-free license to continue to manufacture and market the powder and gel forms of ACCELERADE(R) and ENDUROX(R) R4(R). The CSAB agreement has enabled us to drastically reduce our marketing and advertising budget and increase funding for the development of new sports performance and weight loss products."
Dr. Portman continued, "During the past year we saw publication of important new studies confirming the superiority of ACCELERADE over conventional sports drinks. Investigators from James Madison and St. Cloud Universities presented the results of studies showing that the patented 4:1 carbohydrate protein formula found in ACCELERADE improves exercise performance, rehydration and muscle recovery. We are confident that the growing body of scientific work supporting the benefits of our products coupled with the launch of ACCELERADE RTD by CSAB will lead to increased sales opportunities both in the U.S. and internationally."
For the three-month period ended December 31, 2006, revenues were $1,113,114 compared to revenues of $735,071 for the same period in 2005. The Company recorded a loss before income taxes of ($383,301) for the three months ended December 31, 2006 compared to a loss before income taxes of ($855,946) for the same period in 2005. The Company recorded a net loss applicable to common stockholders of ($383,301), or ($0.03) per share, for the three months ended December 31, 2006 compared to a net income applicable to common stockholders of $644,578, or $0.06 per share, for the same period in 2005. For the three months and for the year ended December 31, 2005, the Company recorded a net tax benefit of $1,278,000 due to the Company's asset sale to CSAB that closed on February 22, 2006.
Dr. Portman concluded, "We are extremely positive about our prospects for the current year. CSAB is weeks away from its national multi-channel launch of ACCELERADE RTD in the United States. Finally, we recently launched SATIATRIM(R), our ready-to-drink weight loss product via www.satiatrim.com. SATIATRIM represents an exciting new class of diet products that reduces appetite by stimulating the body's natural appetite control mechanisms. SATIATRIM, by eliminating hunger and food cravings, can help individuals stay on their diet until they achieve their target weight. Most importantly, SATIATRIM can make any type of diet more effective."
About PacificHealth Laboratories, Inc.:
PacificHealth Laboratories, Inc. (PHLI.OB), a leading nutrition technology company, has been a pioneer in discovering, developing and commercializing patented, protein-based nutritional products that stimulate specific peptides involved in appetite regulation and that activate biochemical pathways involved in muscle performance and growth. PHLI's principle areas of focus include weight loss, management of Type 2 diabetes and sports performance. To learn more, visit www.pacifichealthlabs.com.
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