SDIX Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Results Fourth Quarter Revenues Increase 19% Year-Over-Year Revenues Increase 4% to $28.3 Million Year-Over-Year Net Loss Decreases to $963,000 Business Wire NEWARK, Del. -- March 03, 2011 SDIX (Nasdaq: SDIX), a leading provider of biotechnology-based products and services for a broad range of life science, biotechnology, diagnostic and food safety applications, today reported financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2010. Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2010 were $7.4 million, increasing 19% from $6.2 million for the same period in 2009. Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $260,000, compared to a net loss of $65,000 in 2009. Full year 2010 revenues were $28.3 million, increasing 4% from $27.2 million in 2009. This overall growth resulted from increased revenues in SDIX’s core focus areas of Life Science and Food Safety. Revenues in both of these markets increased 7% in 2010 as compared to 2009. Net loss for the year was $963,000 in 2010, down from $1.7 million in 2009. Recent Highlights *RapidChek® SELECT™ Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) Test System Received AOAC Certification for Poultry Houses, Eggs, and Chicken Rinses – RapidChek SELECT SE test earned Performance-Tested Methods (PTM) Certification, validating the new test as equivalent to the FDA methodology for detecting SE in poultry house environments and pooled eggs. Competitive advantages over existing commercial tests can include faster time to results, increased sensitivity and accuracy, and reduced associated costs. *RapidChek® SELECT™ Salmonella 24-hour Test System Received AOAC Certification for Food Processing Environmental Testing – RapidChek SELECT Salmonella 24-hour test earned PTM certification as an analytical method for detecting Salmonella species on environmental surfaces including stainless steel, concrete, plastic and rubber. This test can help food processors quickly and accurately identify if Salmonella is present in their facilities before it can cross-contaminate food during production. *FDA Awards RapidChek® SELECT™ Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) Test System Method Equivalency for Salmonella Enteritidis Detection in Poultry Houses and Eggs – RapidChek SELECT SE test was reviewed by the FDA and determined to be equivalent in accuracy, precision and sensitivity to their current standard methods for poultry house environmental drag swabs and pooled egg testing. Francis DiNuzzo, SDIX’s President and CEO, commented, “We continue to see progress resulting from our strategic shift to focus on the Life Science and Food Safety markets. Over the past year, aligned with this strategic shift, we enhanced our leadership team, entered into new partnerships, updated our corporate name, and improved efficiencies by streamlining processes and scaling operations. Resulting from these efforts, SDIX not only saw overall margin improvements, but also saw continued quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year revenue growth. We anticipate continued growth in our Life Science and Food Safety revenues in the year ahead as we solidify our presence as a leading solutions provider to customers in these markets. We look forward to leveraging our proprietary Life Science technologies through market share growth in core Life Science market segments and additional revenue-generating collaborations. In addition, we expect to see continued growth driven by expansion of our Food Safety portfolio and international channels.” Financials Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $4.1 million, as compared to $3.2 million for the same period in 2009. Gross margins improved to 56% for the fourth quarter of 2010, compared to 51% for the same period in 2009. Gross profit for the year ended December 31, 2010 was $16.6 million, as compared to $14.7 million for 2009. Gross margins improved to 58% for 2010, compared to 54% in 2009. Operating expenses for the fourth quarter of 2010 increased to $4.4 million, compared to $3.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2009. Operating expenses for the year ended December 31, 2010 increased to $17.5 million, compared to $16.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2009. This increase primarily resulted from increased R&D costs associated with new programs and increased SG&A costs associated with building up the Company’s sales and marketing infrastructure. While operating loss for the fourth quarter rose to $261,000, as compared to $175,000 for the fourth quarter of 2009, as a result of increased R&D spending; total operating loss for 2010 fell to $929,000, as compared to $1.7 million in 2009. Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2010 increased to $260,000, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $65,000, or $0.00 per diluted share, for the same period in 2009. Net loss for the year ended December 31, 2010 fell to $963,000, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $1.7 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2009. Life Science Revenues Life Science revenues were $4.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2010, an increase of 38% from $3.0 million for the same period in 2009. This increase was due partially to increased In-Vitro Diagnostics (“IVD”) revenues, which tend to vary quarter to quarter due to customer buying patterns, coupled with increases in non-IVD business. Life Science revenues for the year ended December 31, 2010 increased 7% to $15.4 million, as compared to $14.3 million for 2009. This growth resulted from both IVD and non-IVD revenues increasing year-over-year as the Company continued to make inroads in the biopharma market. Kit Revenues Food Safety revenues were $1.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2010, increasing 24% from $1.3 million for the same period in 2009. Food Safety revenues for the year ended December 31, 2010 were $5.9 million, a 7% increase from $5.5 million for 2009. Revenue gains in the Food Safety business primarily resulted from the Company’s E. coli and Salmonella test systems. Additionally year-over-year revenues for Ag-GMO Products and Water & Environmental Products were $2.2 million and $4.8 million respectively, remaining relatively consistent with 2009. Balance Sheet The Company completed the year ended December 31, 2010 with $8.8 million in available and restricted cash and stockholders’ equity of $19.7 million. Conference Call The dial-in number for SDIX’s live conference call, to be held at 4:30 p.m. ET on March 3, 2011, will be 877-407-9205 (201-689-8054 outside the U.S.). A live webcast of the conference call will be available on the Company’s website, www.sdix.com, as well as www.investorcalendar.com. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, an audio replay of the call will be available on each of these websites for 90 days. Telephone replays of the call will be available from 7:30 p.m. ET on March 3, 2011 through 11:59 p.m. ET on March 18, 2011. To listen to the telephone replay, dial 877-660-6853 (201-612-7415 outside the U.S.) and enter account number 286 and conference ID 368079. About SDIX (www.sdix.com) SDIX is a biotechnology company, expert at creating advantage by providing a broad range of quality, innovative and effective immuno-solutions to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics, and food safety markets. For nearly 20 years, SDIX has developed antibodies which advance its customers’ immuno-based work – reducing time, labor, and costs while increasing accuracy and reliability of results. SDIX offers a full suite of integrated capabilities including antigen design, antibody development and production, as well as assay design. In life science markets, SDIX capabilities are being used to help discover the mechanisms of disease, facilitate the development of new drugs, and provide mechanisms for rapid diagnosis. This news release may contain forward-looking statements reflecting SDIX's current expectations. When used in this press release, words like “anticipate”, “could”, “enable”, “estimate”, “intend”, “expect”, “believe”, “can”, “potential”, “will”, “should”, “project”, “plan” and similar expressions as they relate to SDIX are intended to identify said forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ from those anticipated by SDIX at this time. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, changes in demand for products, the application of our technologies to various uses, delays in product development, delays in market acceptance of new products, retention of customers and employees, adequate supply of raw materials, inability to obtain or delays in obtaining fourth party, or required government approvals, the ability to meet increased market demand, competition, protection of intellectual property, non-infringement of intellectual property, seasonality, and other factors more fully described in SDIX's public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. STRATEGIC DIAGNOSTICS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in thousands, except share and per share data) (unaudited) Three Months Twelve Months Ended December 31, Ended December 31, 2010 2009 2010 2009 Revenues $ 7,389 $ 6,203 $ 28,349 $ 27,154 Cost of sales 3,247 3,013 11,781 12,416 Gross profit 4,142 3,190 16,568 14,738 OPERATING EXPENSES: Research and 870 659 3,077 2,894 development Selling, general and 3,533 2,707 14,428 13,593 administrative Gain on disposal of - (1 ) (8 ) (1 ) assets Total operating 4,403 3,365 17,497 16,486 expenses Operating loss (261 ) (175 ) (929 ) (1,748 ) Interest (7 ) (11 ) (42 ) (15 ) expense, net Loss before (268 ) (186 ) (971 ) (1,763 ) taxes Income tax (8 ) (121 ) (8 ) (112 ) benefit Net loss (260 ) (65 ) (963 ) (1,651 ) Basic loss per $ (0.01 ) $ (0.00 ) $ (0.05 ) $ (0.08 ) share Shares used in computing 20,295,799 20,158,711 20,251,534 20,113,659 basic loss per share Diluted loss $ (0.01 ) $ (0.00 ) $ (0.05 ) $ (0.08 ) per share Shares used in computing 20,295,799 20,158,711 20,251,534 20,113,659 diluted loss per share STRATEGIC DIAGNOSTICS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands, except share and per share data) (unaudited) December 31, December 31, 2010 2009 ASSETS Current Assets : Cash and cash equivalents $ 8,056 $ 7,937 Restricted cash 700 1,250 Receivables, net 4,376 3,650 Inventories 3,333 3,714 Deferred tax asset - 1 Other current assets 561 551 Total current assets 17,026 17,103 Property and equipment, net 4,087 4,626 Other assets 45 10 Deferred tax asset 37 51 Intangible assets, net 1,321 1,435 Total assets $ 22,516 $ 23,225 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current Liabilities : Current portion of long-term debt $ 400 $ 400 Accounts payable 491 571 Accrued expenses 1,597 1,386 Deferred revenue 24 75 Total current liabilities 2,512 2,432 Long-term debt 300 700 Stockholders' Equity: Preferred stock, $.01 par value, 20,920,648 shares authorized, no shares issued or - - outstanding Common stock, $.01 par value, 35,000,000 shares authorized, 20,916,433 and 20,786,515 issued at 209 208 December 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively Additional paid-in capital 41,551 40,958 Treasury stock, 406,627 common shares at cost at (555 ) (555 ) December 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009 Accumulated deficit (21,239 ) (20,276 ) Cumulative translation adjustments (262 ) (242 ) Total stockholders' equity 19,704 20,093 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 22,516 $ 23,225 Contact: SDIX Company Contact: Kevin Bratton VP and CFO 302-456-6789 email@example.com or Investor Relations Contact: The Trout Group Jessica Lloyd 646-378-2928 firstname.lastname@example.org
SDIX Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Results
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