Milestone Scientific Announces 2011 First Quarter Results
Instrument Sales Increase 35% to $811,000 from $600,000 in the first Quarter 2011
Management to Host Teleconference Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 4:15 PM, EDT
LIVINGSTON, N.J., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Milestone Scientific Inc. (OTCQB: MLSS), the recognized leader in advanced drug delivery technologies, today announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011.
Financial Highlights When Comparing 3-Months Ended March 31, 2011 with 3-Months Ended March 31, 2010:
-- Total revenues were $2.43 million, a decrease of 5% from $2.56 million. -- Sales in the U.S. increased 9% to $1.31 million from $1.20 million. -- International sales decreased 18% to $1.11 million from $1.36 million. -- Instrument sales increased 35% to $811,000 from $600,000. -- Disposable handpiece sales decreased 18% to $1.58 million from $1.94 million. -- Gross profit margin was 64% in 2011 as compared to 65% in 2010. -- Net loss for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011, was $141,644 as compared to a net profit of $83,922 for the same period in 2010. The $225,566 decrease in net profit was primarily attributable to a reduction in international handpiece sales in the first quarter of 2011 due to the delay in obtaining registration of the WAND/STA instrument and handpieces for the sale of these products in China and an increase of $82,553 of selling general and administrative expenses in the areas of sales and marketing expenses, as the company continues its field hygienist program. -- Total revenues in the first quarter ended March 31, 2010 included $494,208 of handpiece revenue to a Chinese distributor.. Comparatively, exclusion of handpiece revenues to a Chinese distributor in 2010 would have resulted in an increase in revenues in 2011 over 2010 of $357,618. The expectation is that the Chinese distributor will receive regulatory approval to distribute the WAND/STA instrument and handpieces in 2011.
As of March 31, 2011, Milestone had $155,263 in cash and negative working capital of $177,786, and a total shareholders' equity of approximately $2.29 million. The negative working capital is due to an increase in advances to, and payable to, a contract manufacturer due to a delay in shipping the STA instruments to a Chinese distributor. The delay was caused by the distributor not yet receiving regulatory approval to sell the instruments in China. The delay in receiving regulatory approval in China also resulted in the delay of the Chinese distributor paying in total for the shipment of instruments from June 2010. The original purchase order for the instruments did not include a condition for delayed payments.
According to Leonard Osser, Chief Executive Officer of Milestone Scientific, "The first quarter of 2011 is showing the continued expansion of our instrument sales into the domestic market. Our continued focus on Group Dental Practices is beginning to demonstrate positive growth. With the addition of Towncare Partners as our first significant group practice to incorporate the WAND/STA instrument and handpieces into their practice as a new standard of care, replacing the 160 year-old syringe, our opportunity for growth in this market is significant. With the field support of our independent hygienists, providing education and training, we believe that significant growth of handpiece sales in the near future can be achieved. Internationally, instrument sales also increased by over $100,000 as the Company continue to enter new markets and expand growth in the existing international arena. We remain optimistic that the delay in obtaining regulatory approval to sell our instruments and handpieces in China will be resolved in 2011. Therein allowing, the solid foundations created in the prior year to provide a platform for growth into 2011."
Adding to Leonard Osser's sentiments, Joseph D'Agostino, Chief Financial Officer of Milestone Scientific added, "The comparison of the first quarter 2011 to the same period in 2010, identifies substantial instrument revenue growth in both the domestic and international businesses. However, instrument growth alone is not our mission. Acceptance of the WAND/STA instrument is only the first step in the growth of our dental business. The exclusive use of the WAND/STA instrument, as the standard of care for all injections and the expansion of our handpiece usage is paramount. Milestone is focused and committed to the hygienist/educator program in the domestic market. We believe that the investment in this program education, training and support of the dentists will reap significant benefits for the Company in the future years."
Milestone's executive management team will host a teleconference on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, beginning at 4:15 PM, EDT, and invites all interested parties to join them in a discussion regarding the Company's financial results, corporate progress and other meaningful developments. The conference call can be accessed via telephone by dialing toll free 1-888-549-7704. For those unable to participate at that time, a replay of the teleconference can be accessed domestically by dialing 1-800-406-7325 and entering the pass code 4438435. The replay will be available for 90 days.
FINANCIAL CHARTS TO FOLLOW MILESTONE SCIENTIFIC INC. CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS March 31, 2011 December 31, 2010 (Unaudited) ASSETS Current Assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 155,263 $ 627,082 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $202,160 in 2011 and 2010 1,380,195 796,221 Inventories 850,708 986,947 Advances to contract manufacturer, current 728,509 730,491 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 243,304 247,465 Total current assets 3,357,979 3,388,206 Accounts receivable-long term, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $426,840 as of March 31, 2011 and $438,840 as of December 31, 2010 273,160 361,160 Advances to contract manufacturer, non current 2,227,837 1,713,794 Investment in distributor, at cost 76,319 76,319 Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment net of accumulated depreciation of $431,769 as of March 31, 2011 and $426,482 as of December 31, 2010 63,903 66,936 Patents, net of accumulated amortization of $316,239 as of March 31, 2011 and $294,934 as of December 31, 2010 935,717 944,858 Other assets 41,081 57,750 Total assets $ 6,975,996 $ 6,609,023 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current Liabilities: Accounts payable - short term $ 2,885,994 $ 2,883,587 Accrued expenses and other payable 649,771 511,304 Total current liabilities 3,535,765 3,394,891 Long-term Liabilities: Accounts payable - long term 710,162 440,376 Notes Payable-net of discount of $7,662 and $8,361, respectively 442,338 441,639 Total long-term liabilities 1,152,500 882,015 Commitments and Contingencies Stockholders' Equity Common stock, par value $.001; authorized 50,000,000 shares; 15,030,459 shares issued 642,847 shares to be issued and 14,997,126 shares outstanding as of March 31, 2011; 14,915,959 shares issued, 637,013 shares to be issued, and 14,882,626 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2010 15,673 15,552 Additional paid-in capital 62,703,180 62,606,043 Accumulated deficit (59,519,606) (59,377,962) Treasury stock, at cost, 33,333 shares (911,516) (911,516) Total stockholders' equity 2,287,731 2,332,117 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 6,975,996 $ 6,609,023
MILESTONE SCIENTIFIC INC. CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited) Three Months Ended March 31, 2011 2010 Product sales, net $ 2,425,988 $ 2,562,578 Cost of products sold 879,588 900,712 Gross profit 1,546,400 1,661,866 Selling, general and administrative expenses 1,624,255 1,541,702 Research and development expenses 43,718 88,464 Total operating expenses 1,667,973 1,630,166 (Loss) income from operations (121,573) 31,700 Other (expense) income Other income - 61,916 Interest expense (19,386) (9,343) Amortization of debt issuance (699) (699) Interest income 14 348 Total other (expenses) income (20,071) 52,222 Net (loss) income applicable to common stockholders $ (141,644) $ 83,922 Net (loss) income per share applicable to common stockholders - Basic $ (0.01) $ 0.01 Diluted $ (0.01) $ 0.01 Weighted average shares outstanding and to be issued - Basic 14,875,541 13,875,278 Diluted 14,875,541 14,320,821
About Milestone Scientific Inc.
Headquartered in Livingston, New Jersey, Milestone Scientific is engaged in pioneering advanced computer-controlled drug delivery technologies for the medical and dental markets; and currently sells its award-winning products through a global distribution network serving North and South America, Asia, Africa and Europe. For more information on the STA System and other innovative Milestone products, please visit the Company's websites found at www.milestonescientific.com and www.STAis4u.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the timing and financial impact of Milestone's ability to implement its business plan, expected revenues and future success. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are based on assumptions involving judgments with respect to future economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond Milestone's control. Some of the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements are general economic conditions, failure to achieve expected revenue growth, changes in our operating expenses, adverse patent rulings, FDA or legal developments, competitive pressures, changes in customer and market requirements and standards, and risk factors detailed from time to time in Milestone's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation, Milestone's Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2010. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon management's reasonable belief as of the date hereof. Milestone undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.
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Released May 9, 2011