GeoPharma, Inc., (the "Company") announced today the results of its fiscal year 2010 first quarter.
Commenting on the quarter GeoPharma CEO Mihir Taneja stated, "Our first quarter results reveal that the transition of our business model is taking hold. The strategic cuts the management team has implemented showcase that despite lower revenues in what is historically a weaker quarter for our business, we are demonstrating marked improvement in gross profits and margins. The improvement of sales in our Pharmaceutical segment is directly attributable to the successful role out of our Carprofen product Vetprofen(tm) and we look forward to several other offerings to further bolster sales in that division in the quarters ahead. Measured examination of the business we conduct in our manufacturing segment has also added to the improved results. We remain confident that other aspects of our business model are progressing rapidly, not only from our internal results, but also through our correspondence with the essential regulatory authorities. We look forward to sharing several new developments with regards to our business model in the months ahead."
Fiscal Year 2010 Q1 Highlights
-- Revenues from continuing operations in the Manufacturing Segment decreased from approximately $6.2 million dollars to approximately $4.6 versus the first quarter of fiscal year 2009.
-- Revenues from continuing operations in the Pharma segment increased 368% jumping from $124,438 to $582,506 versus the first quarter of fiscal year 2009.
-- Revenues overall from continuing operations declined from approximately $6.4 million to approximately $5.2 million versus the first quarter of fiscal year 2009.
-- Overall Gross Profits from continuing operations for the first quarter of fiscal year 2010 were $1,308,273 versus Gross Profits of $784,775 for the first quarter of fiscal year 2009, an increase of $523,498 or 66.7%.
-- Selling, General and Administrative ("SG&A") expenses not including stock compensation, depreciation or amortization were $2,550,480 as compared to $2,921,205 for the first quarter of fiscal year 2009, a decrease of 12.7%.
-- Research and development ("R&D") expenditures for the first quarter of fiscal year 2010 totaled approximately $117,000 all of which was charged as an expense to operations as compared to approximately $651,000 in first quarter of fiscal year 2009.
A conference call is scheduled at 11 a.m. Eastern time today and will be hosted by GeoPharma, Inc. CEO, Mihir Taneja and Sr. VP/CFO, Carol Dore-Falcone. Participants may dial in 15 minutes before the call is set to begin to register. The dial in number for participants is 1-877-548-7903 and 1-719-325-4892 for international callers. The Conference Confirmation code is 2195340.
A replay of the call will be available from 2 PM ET on August 17th, through Monday, August 31st. The Replay of the call may be heard by dialing 1-888-203-1112 or 1-719-457-0820 for international callers. The Replay Pass Code is 2195340. Participants may also choose to listen to the call via webcast through the link in the events and presentations section of the Investor Relations page of the GeoPharma website located at http://www.geopharmainc.com
ABOUT GEOPHARMA, INC.:
GeoPharma, Inc. is a rapidly growing Bio/Pharma company with a diversified business model participating in Pharmaceuticals, Contract Manufacturing, and Medical devices. The Pharma divisions specialize in the formulation of generic drugs for human and veterinary usage and the development of medical devices used by oncologists and other medical professionals. The Manufacturing division manufactures and packages generic drugs, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, and functional food products for companies worldwide.
GeoPharma's growth strategy is to capitalize on its research and manufacturing expertise to develop medical devices and high margin generic drug products for niche markets with high barriers to entry. GeoPharma's competitive advantage in these areas is in its ability to navigate the challenges that such market pursuits present effectively.
Currently GeoPharma employs over 300 people and operates office, warehouse, manufacturing and laboratory facilities in Florida and Maryland.
For further information visit the GeoPharma website at www.geopharmainc.com.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
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