United-Guardian Reports Increased Third Quarter Sales & Earnings
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United-Guardian Reports Increased Third Quarter Sales & Earnings

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Nov. 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — United-Guardian, Inc. (NASDAQ:UG) announced today the financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2023. Third quarter sales increased from $2,417,022 to $3,057,518, with net income increasing from $345,518 ($0.07 per share) to $626,756 ($0.14 per share). Sales for the nine-month period ended September 30th decreased from $9,935,557 in 2022 to $8,278,141 in 2023 due to lower sales in the first half of the year. Net income for the nine-month period decreased from $1,890,307 ($0.41 per share) in 2022 to $1,843,931 ($0.40 per share) in 2023.

Donna Vigilante, President of United-Guardian, stated, “We are pleased to announce that sales increased by 26% for the third quarter of 2023 compared with the same period in 2022. Sales increased in all our main product categories, with cosmetic ingredient sales up 42%, pharmaceutical sales up 3%, and medical lubricant sales up 73%. While overall sales for the first nine months of 2023 decreased slightly compared with the comparable period in 2022, our net income and earnings per share for the first nine months of 2023 were only slightly behind the same period in 2022, and third quarter earnings per share doubled over the same period in 2022. We are in the process of re-evaluating our current marketing strategy, and plan to implement changes in the first quarter of 2024. We anticipate that these changes will enable us to increase sales in all our product categories, especially sales of our cosmetic ingredients in the regions that are underperforming. We are hopeful that these efforts will result in increased sales moving forward.”

United-Guardian is a manufacturer of cosmetic ingredients, pharmaceuticals, and medical lubricants.

  Contact: Donna Vigilante
    (631) 273-0900

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.

Financial Results for the
Three and Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2023 and 2022
    2023     2022     2023     2022  
Net sales $ 3,057,518   $ 2,417,022   $ 8,278,141   $ 9,935,557  
Costs and expenses:                        
Cost of sales   1,749,041     1,076,035     4,272,043     4,479,905  
Operating expenses   488,464     532,333     1,580,503     1,699,311  
Research and development   98,141     120,924     353,829     364,856  
Total costs and expenses   2,335,646     1,729,292     6,206,375     6,544,072  
Income from operations   721,872     687,730     2,071,766     3,391,485  
Other Income:                        
Investment income   79,682     46,995     182,264     146,405  
Net (loss) gain on marketable securities   (14,357 )   (300,526 )   65,823     (1,154,464 )
Total other income (expense)   65,325     (253,531 )   248,087     (1,008,059 )
Income before provision for income taxes   787,197     434,199     2,319,853     2,383,426  
Provision for income taxes   160,441     88,681     475,922     493,119  
   Net income $ 626,756   $ 345,518   $ 1,843,931   $ 1,890,307  
Earnings per common share                        
(Basic and Diluted) $ 0.14   $ 0.07   $ 0.40   $ 0.41  
Weighted average shares – basic                         
and diluted   4,594,319     4,594,319     4,594,319     4,594,319  

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


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