United-Guardian Reports Record Sales and Earnings
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., March 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United-Guardian, Inc., (Nasdaq:UG) reported today that sales and earnings for 2011 both set record highs for the company, continuing the trend that has been established over the past few years. For the first time in the company's history sales exceeded $14 million and earnings topped $1.00 a share. Sales for the year were $14,338,512 compared with $13,723,074 in 2010, an increase of 4.5%, and earnings reached $1.03 per share compared with $0.80 in 2010, an increase of 28.8%.
Ken Globus, President of United-Guardian, stated, "Fiscal year 2011 was a very strong and profitable one for us, with sales of our personal care products, in particular our cosmetic ingredients, increasing 10% over last year. In addition, sales of our non-pharmaceutical medical products, a growing market for us, increased 11% compared with 2010. We also did not have the financial burden of the discontinuation of our defined benefit pension plan, which negatively affected our earnings in 2010. With some new and exciting products slated for marketing in 2012 we are confident that we will be able to continue to increase our sales and earnings, both by steadily increasing our global market penetration, and by introducing new and unique products into the personal care and medical products markets."
United-Guardian is a manufacturer of cosmetic ingredients, personal and health care products, pharmaceuticals, and specialty industrial products.
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|RESULTS FOR THE YEARS ENDED|
|DECEMBER 31, 2011 AND DECEMBER 31, 2010|
|INCOME STATEMENT DATA|
|Years ended December 31,|
|Costs and expenses:|
|Cost of sales||5,650,160||5,250,121|
|Pension plan termination||---||847,744|
|Total costs and expenses||8,202,950||8,665,260|
|Income from operations||6,135,562||5,057,814|
|Gain on sale of assets||18,251||---|
|Income from damage settlement||385,182||---|
|Total other income||736,085||455,786|
|Income from operations before income taxes||6,871,647||5,513,600|
|Provision for income taxes||2,155,117||1,713,908|
|Net income||$ 4,716,530||$ 3,799,692|
|Earnings per common share (basic and diluted)||$ 1.03||$ .80|
|Weighted average shares (basic and diluted)||4,596,439||4,738,357|
|BALANCE SHEET DATA|
|Current assets||$ 13,972,796||$ 12,790,235|
|Property, plant, and equipment (net of accumulated depreciation)||1,245,487||1,209,160|
|Total assets||$ 15,255,955||$ 14,074,739|
|Current liabilities||$ 1,077,348||$ 1,024,240|
|Deferred income taxes||64,578||3,626|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$ 15,255,955||$ 14,074,739|
CONTACT: Robert S. Rubinger (631) 273-0900United-Guardian, Inc. 2012 GlobeNewswire, Inc.