Part 3: Financial / Business (May 2005)

[5/31/2005] United Natural Foods Announces Third Quarter Results
US-based Natural foods distributor United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) has announced FY05 Q3 results, reporting net income of 410.8 million ($0.26 per share on a diluted basis, excluding special items) compared to $10.7 million, ($0.26 per share) for the prior year. The company reported net sales of $534.3 million, an increase of $85.4 million, or 19.0%, from the $448.9 million recorded in the third quarter of the previous year.
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http://www.unfi.com

[5/31/2005] Planet Organic Reports Third Quarter Results
Canada-based natural food supermarket operator Planet Organic Health Corp. (CA:POH) has announced FY05 Q3 results, reporting revenues of $8.0 million, up 133% from the prior year, with net income of $391,300 for the quarter.
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http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=12587&zoneid=12
http://www.planetorganic.ca/

[5/25/2005] Vital Living, Inc. Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2005
Nutraceutical company Vital Living Inc. (VTLV) has announced FY05 Q1 results, reporting revenues of $1,262,000 for the quarter, compared to $943,000 prior year, with a net loss of $722,000 ($.01 per basic and fully diluted share), for the 2005 quarter compared with $3,374,000 ($.06 per basic and fully diluted share) the prior year.
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http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=12538&zoneid=12
http://www.vitalliving.com

[5/25/2005] Frutarom Reports First Quarter Results
Israel-based Frutarom (LSE: FRUT.L, TASE: FRUT, FRUTF.PK) has announced FY05 Q1 results, reporting sales of US$ 64.7 million, a 47.3% increase over FY04 Q1, with operating profit of US$ 9.3 million compared with US$ 5.1 prior year. The company notes that its flavors and fine ingredient division both post strong results.
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http://www.frutarom.com/

[5/24/2005] Gero Vita International Announces New Ownership and Management
Publisher and direct marketing company Gero Vita International (GVI) has announced that the company, as of March of this year, is under new management and strategic direction.
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http://www.gvi.com

[5/23/2005] Business-to-Business Relationship Survey
The University of Windsor is conducting a survey examining Business-to-Business relationships in our industry that influence loyalty. The results will be posted on NPIcenter and we urge you to take the survey which will take about ten or so minutes.
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http://www.uwindsor.ca/cbi

[5/16/2005] Natrol Reports First Quarter Earnings
US-based supplement company Natrol, Inc. (NTOL) has announced FY05 Q1 results reporting net sales of $17.7 million compared to $20.4 million prior year, with a net loss of $592,000 ($0.04 per share) compared to net income of $450,000 ($0.03 per share) for the same quarter prior year. Their company attributes results partly to a drop in weight loss category sales and to a drop in its Prolab division.
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http://www.natrol.com

[5/13/2005] DSM Focuses Its Vitamin C Production in Dalry, U.K.
Netherlands-based DSM Nutritional Products has announced that it will concentrate its production of bulk vitamin C in Dalry (Scotland, U.K.) and will close its plant for bulk ascorbic acid (vitamin C) in Belvidere (N.J., USA), focusing on cost reductions and improved supply chain flexibility.
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http://www.dsm.com

[5/13/2005] Nutrition 21 Reports Results for the Third Quarter of 2005
US-based supplement company Nutrition 21, Inc. (NXXI) has announced FY05 Q3 results, reporting revenues of $2.4 million versus $2.6 million prior year, with a net loss of $1.9 million, or ($0.05) per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $ 1.0 million, or ($0.03) per diluted share for the same quarter prior year.
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http://www.nutrition21.com

[5/12/2005] Imperial Ginseng Products Ltd. Reports 3rd Quarter Results
Canada-based Imperial Ginseng Products Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:IGP)(OTCBB:IGPFF) has announced FY05 Q3 results, reporting revenues of $2.5 million and net loss of $0.6 million ($0.04 per share ) versus revenues of $1.1 million and net income of $1.8 million ($0.20 per share) for the same period prior year. The company attributes the results to low root prices and to the higher Canadian dollar exchange rate.
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http://www.imperialginseng.com/

[5/12/2005] Carrington Reports Record First Quarter Results
US-based Carrington Laboratories, Inc., (Nasdaq: CARN) has announced FY05 Q1 results, reporting revenues of $8.2 million, an increase of 11.5% over the same period prior year.
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http://www.carringtonlabs.com

[5/11/2005] Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Reports FY04 Results
Japan-based Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co., Ltd. has announced financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2005, reporting that consolidated net sales grew 2.9% to 358.9 billion yen, and net income increased by 79.0% to 17.9 billion yen. In its Bio-Chemicals group, the company reported a sales decline from 69.1 billion yen to 57.7 billion yen with operating income declining from 8.8 billion yen to 6.8 billion yen with results partly attributed to a slackening in demand for beverage-use amino acids, and increased competition for dietary supplement-use amino acids.
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http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050511/115344.html?.v=1

[5/11/2005] Comax Flavors Opens New Facility in Shanghai, China
US-based Comax Flavors has announced the opening of the opening of Shanghai Comax Flavors, a facility intended to service the Chinese domestic market as well as the Pacific Rim.
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http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=12418&zoneid=12
http://www.comaxflavors.com/contact.htm

[5/10/2005] Mannatech, Inc. Announces First Quarter Records
US-based network marketing company Mannatech, Inc. (MTEX) has announced FY05 Q1 results, reporting quarterly sales of $85.1 million, up 46% over prior year, with net income of $4.7 million (diluted earnings per share of $0.17 compared to $0.11 prior year).
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http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=12407&zoneid=12
http://www.mannatech.com/

[5/10/2005] NutraCea Reports First Quarter Results
US-based supplement company NutraCea(R) (NTRZ) has announced FY05 Q1 results, reporting revenue of $337,245 compared to $122,069 prior year, with a net loss of $864,693 compared to a net loss of $17,802,612 for same quarter prior year.
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http://www.nutracea.com/

[5/9/2005] Wild Oats Markets, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2005 Results
US-based natural and organic retailer Wild Oats Markets, Inc. (OATS) has announced FY05 Q1 results, reporting sales of $278.1 million versus $263.8 million prior year, noting that comparable store sales in the first quarter of 2005 were better than expected at negative 0.3%, The company reported a net loss was $1.2 million ($0.04 per share) compared with net income of $.1 million ($0.07 per share) for the same period prior year.
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http://www.wildoats.com

[5/9/2005] GNC Corp. announces Fiscal Q1 results
US-based supplement company GNC Corporation has announced FY05 Q1 results, reporting revenues of $336.4 million compared to $372.6 million prior year. According to the company, the decrease was due primarily to decline in same store sales, as well as a decrease is diet category sales (low-carb products). EBITDA was $27.9 million versus $43.4 million for the same quarter prior year.
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http://www.gnc.com/

[5/9/2005] MGPI Announces Fiscal 2005 Third Quarter Results
US-based MGP Ingredients, Inc. (MGPI) has announced FY05 Q1 results, reporting net income of $1,627,000, ($0.10 per common share) compared to net income of $1,999,000, ($0.13 per share) prior year. Net sales were $71,186,000 compared to sales of $75,215,000 in the prior year's third quarter with the company attributing a decline in earnings to a decline in demand for low-carb foods.
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http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=12395&zoneid=12
http://w.midwestgrain.com/

[5/9/2005] AMS Health Sciences Announces First Quarter 2005 Financial Results
US-based supplement company AMS Health Sciences, Inc. (AMM) has announced FY05 Q1 results, reporting a net loss of $1.3 million ($0.19 per common share) compared to net income of %54,068 ($0.01 per common share)previous year on sales of $4.0 million versus $4.5 million for the same quarter prior year.
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http://www.amsonline.com

[5/9/2005] Spectrum Organic Products Reports Quarterly Sales
US-based natural and organic specialty culinary oil company Spectrum Organic Products, Inc. (SPOP) has announced FY05 Q1 results, reporting sales of $13,243,000 compared to net sales of $12,733,100 prior year with net income of $29,800 versus a net loss of $109,000 for the first quarter of 2004, The company attributed results partly to improved margins as a result of lower costs for organic flaxseed.
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http://www.spectrumorganics.com/index.php

[5/5/2005] SunOpta Announces First Quarter Results
Canada-based natural and organic company SunOpta Inc.(STKL) (CA:SOY) has announced F05 Q1 results, reporting revenues of $86,223,000 compared with $62,502,000 for the first quarter prior year, with net earnings of $6,605,000 ($0.12 per diluted share) compared to $1,870,000 ($0.03 per diluted share) prior year.
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http://www.sunopta.com

[5/5/2005] Advitech Announces First-Quarter Financial Results
Canada-based biotech company Advitech Inc. (TSX-V : AVI) as announced FY05 Q1 results, reporting a net loss of $671,269 ($0.01 per share) compared to loss of $267,378 ($0.01 per share) prior year. The company's operating revenue was $157,034 versus $406,388 for the same period prior year.
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http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=12385&zoneid=12
http://www.advitech.com

[5/5/2005] Reliv International Reports First Quarter 2005 Results
US-based network marketer Reliv International, Inc. (RELV) has announced FY05 Q1 results, reporting sales of $29.0 million compared to $23.5 million prior year, and earnings of $2.06 million ($0.12 per share) compared to $1.63 million ($0.10 per share) for the same period prior year.
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http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=12380&zoneid=12
http://www.reliv.com

[5/5/2005] The Hain Celestial Group Announces Third Quarter 2005 Results
US-based natural and organic food and personal care products company The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN) has announced FY05 Q3 results reporting sales of $161.3 million compared with $136.9 million prior year with net income of $7.7 million or $0.21 per share, compared with $5.0 million, or $0.14 per share for the same quarter previous year.
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http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=12379&zoneid=12
http://www.hain-celestial.com

[5/5/2005] Whole Foods Market Reports Second Quarter Results
US-based natural and organic retailer Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFMI) has announced F05 Q2 results, reporting sales of $1.1 billion including comparable store sales growth of 111.6% as net income increases 22% to $42.0 million and diluted earnings per share rise 17% to $0.61.
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http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=12382&zoneid=12
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com

[5/3/2005] Herbalife Ltd. Announces First Quarter Results
US-based network marketing company Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) has announced FY05 Q1 results, reporting net sales of $372.1 million for the quarter, up 14.8% over prior year, with net income $27.5 million compared to $15.0 million prior year.
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http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=12356&zoneid=12
http://www.herbalife.com/

[5/3/2005] Natural Alternatives International, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Results
US-based custom formulator Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (NAII) has announced FY05 Q3 results, reporting net income of $277,000 ($0.04 per diluted share) on revenue of $22.5 million compared to $855,000 ($0.13 per diluted share) on sales of $21.3 million for the same quarter prior year. The revenue increase, according to the company, was primarily due to an 8% increase in contract manufacturing sales
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http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=12361&zoneid=12
http://www.nai-online.com

[5/3/2005] Atrium Announces Q1 Results
Canada-based health products company Atrium Biotechnologies Inc. (TSX: ATB.sv) has reported FY05 Q1 results, reporting earnings of $7.8 million on revenues of $59.1 million versus earnings of $6.1 million on revenues of $45.8 million for the same quarter prior year.
Web Resources:
http://www.atrium-bio.com

[5/2/2005] CV Technologies Posts Sales 2nd Quarter of Fiscal 2005
Canada-based CV Technologies Inc. (CVT) (TSX VENTURE:CVQ) has reported FY05 Q2 results, with sales of $10.5 million and a profit of $3.1 million, comparing to a net loss of $0.3 million for the same quarter prior year.
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http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=12347&zoneid=12
http://www.cvtechnologies.com/

[5/2/2005] Natural Health Trends Corp. Announces First Quarter Results
US-based direct-selling company Natural Health Trends Corp. (NASDAQ NMS: BHIP) has reported FY05 Q1 results, with sales of $42.8 million compared to $38.7 million prior year, with income from operations of $4.1 million, versus $4.8 million for the same quarter prior year. The company attributes the sales increase largely to a 5% price increase.
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http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=12335&zoneid=12
http://www.naturalhealthtrendscorp.com

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