United-Guardian Reports Strong 2nd Quarter and 6-Month Results

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Aug. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United-Guardian, Inc. (NASDAQ:UG) reported today that sales for the second quarter of 2017 increased by 76% compared with the same period last year, growing from $2,215,952 to $3,891,656. As a result, net income for the quarter increased 172% from $405,381 ($0.09 per share) to $1,104,149 ($0.24 per share). For the six-month period ended June 30, 2017, sales increased by 49% and net income increased by 87%, resulting in earnings per share of $0.38 compared with $0.20 for the comparable 6-month period in 2016.

Ken Globus, President of United-Guardian, stated, "As a result of the resumption of shipments of one of our personal care products to China, as well as an increase in sales of our new single-dose form of Renacidin® Irrigation, our most important pharmaceutical product, we were able to significantly increase our sales and earnings for the second quarter of this year compared with the same period last year. Overall, sales of our personal care products increased by 131% compared with last year’s second quarter, and by 82% when compared with the first six months of 2016. In addition, pharmaceutical sales increased by 40% for the second quarter of 2017 compared with last year’s second quarter, and by 46% for the first six months of 2017 compared with the same period last year. We remain optimistic that we will continue to see strong sales of both of these product lines as the year progresses.”

United-Guardian is a manufacturer of cosmetic ingredients, personal and health care products, pharmaceuticals, and specialty industrial products.

NOTE:   This press release contains both historical and "forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements about the company’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events, such as financial performance, business prospects, and similar matters, are being made in reliance upon the “safe harbor” provisions of that Act. Such statements are subject to a variety of factors that could cause our actual results or performance to differ materially from the anticipated results or performance expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For further information about the risks and uncertainties that may affect the company’s business please refer to the company's reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


RESULTS FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED
JUNE 30, 2017 and 2016

  THREE MONTHS ENDED
JUNE 30,
  SIX MONTHS ENDED
  JUNE 30,
  2017  2016   2017   2016 
              
Sales:             
Gross sales­­­$3,891,656 $2,215,952  $  6,764,379 $4,546,529 
Sales rebates and allowances (116,905) (76,787)  (203,240) (144,788)
Net Sales 3,774,751  2,139,165   6,561,139  4,401,741 
              
Costs and expenses:             
Cost of sales 1,667,113  1,007,666   2,931,209  1,905,391 
Operating expenses 418,605  465,329   882,085  932,885 
Research and development 158,275  157,895   348,004  335,461 
Total costs and expenses 2,243,993  1,630,890   4,161,298  3,173,737 
Income from operations 1,530,758  508,275   2,399,841  1,228,004 
              
Investment income 72,796  82,906   125,668  126,218 
Income before provision for
   income taxes
 1,603,554  591,181   2,525,509  1,354,222 
Provision for income taxes 499,405  185,800   786,925  423,750 
     Net Income$1,104,149 $405,381  $  1,738,584 $930,472 
              
Earnings per common share
   (Basic and Diluted)
$0.24 $.09  $  0.38 $0.20 
              

 Additional financial information can be found at the company’s web site at www.u-g.com

Contact:   
Robert S. Rubinger
Public Relations
(631) 273-0900

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