MATAWAN, N.J., Nov 12, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- PacificHealth Laboratories, Inc. (PHLI), an innovative nutrition technology company, reported third quarter 2004 revenues of $1.9 million, a 28% increase over the corresponding revenues from last year's same period of $1.5 million. The Company reported a net loss of ($303,343), or ($0.03) per share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2004, compared to a net loss of ($209,209), or ($0.03) per share for the same period in 2003. For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2004, revenues rose 46% to $6.4 million compared to revenues of $4.4 million for the same period in 2003. The Company's nine-month net loss was ($585,681), or ($0.06) per share for the nine-months ended September 30, 2004, a reduction of 37% compared to a net loss of ($936,285), or ($0.15) per share for the same period in 2003.
Significant accomplishments and highlights during the third quarter included:
-- Named David Mastroianni as CEO and President of the Company.
-- 18% increase in ACCELERADE(R) and Endurox R4(R) powdered
sports drink revenues YTD.
-- Launched sales via the Company's website, www.accelerade.com.
-- Reported on the results of a new independent study that showed
ACCELERADE was superior to Gatorade(R) in improving endurance
and reducing muscle damage post-exercise.
-- Continued strong sales of ACCEL GEL(R), the first
protein-powered gel based on the Company's patented 4-1 ratio
of carbohydrate to protein.
David Mastroianni, new President and CEO of PacificHealth Laboratories, Inc. said, "Our 3rd quarter results are encouraging as we strive to grow our customer base and market share within the sports nutrition category. Our investment in marketing, R&D and increased distribution is creating the results we were hoping for -- more customers and more places to find our products."
Mr. Mastroianni added, "We are on pace for significant gains this year in revenues and consumer awareness. Our commitment to proprietary products backed by scientific research resonates within our target consumer base. We are increasing our investment into specific research and clinical studies over the next 15 months. The introduction of a number of new product innovations this year -- the Nutrient Timing System for strength athletes with Countdown, MuscleAde, and NT Protein, and AccelGel and Accelerade ready-to-drink -- has created additional interest in our patented carbohydrate-protein technology."
Mr. Mastroianni concluded, "We plan to continue to invest in promoting our products through our current retailers, and are actively pursuing new distribution channels such as the military, international and additional domestic and online retailers. In addition, we are in discussions with a number of companies interested in our IP and technology for potential licensing opportunities, including our patented appetite suppressant due to launch in 2005. We expect continued top line growth, customer acquisition and a broadened distribution reach through the next year."
As a result of increased marketing expenditures that were critical for new products, increased inventories, and other factors, the Company has experienced significant decreases in liquidity during 2004. The Company's cash balance was $539,269 at the end of third quarter 2004, and was approximately $272,000 on November 12, 2004. In response, the Company has engaged an investment-banking firm specializing in our market sector to assist us in raising new capital, and is taking other steps to improve its liquidity, such as offering discounts to customers for early payment and obtaining extended credit terms from key suppliers. The Company's liquidity situation is discussed in more detail in its Quarterly Report on Form 10Q-SB which is being filed today.
About the Company:
PacificHealth Laboratories, Inc., Matawan, NJ, was founded in 1995 to develop and commercialize functionally unique nutritional products for sports nutrition, weight loss and Type 2 diabetes. To learn more about PacificHealth Laboratories, Inc., visit www.pacifichealthlabs.com.
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