— Net sales increase 10.6% to $7,690,000, operating income was $409,000 for second quarter —
KAILUA KONA, Hawaii (November 12, 2019) — Cyanotech Corporation (Nasdaq Capital Market: CYAN), a world leader in microalgae-based, high-value nutrition and health products, announced financial results for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal year 2020, ended September 30, 2019.
Second Quarter Fiscal 2020
Cyanotech reported net sales of $7,690,000 for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 compared to $6,954,000 for the second quarter of fiscal 2019. Gross profit was $3,063,000, with gross profit margin of 39.8%, compared to gross profit of $2,285,000 and gross profit margin of 32.9%. Operating income was $409,000 compared to operating loss of ($1,004,000). Net income was $228,000 or $0.04 per diluted share, compared to net loss of ($1,136,000) or ($0.20) per diluted share.
Commenting on the second quarter fiscal 2020 results (changes shown vs. the second quarter of fiscal 2019), Cyanotech’s Chief Executive Officer, Gerald R. Cysewski, Ph.D., said:
“Second quarter of fiscal 2020 results reflect a more normalized balance of operational production, sales and controlled expenses. Our goal and focus going forward is to refine and enhance this interplay of core corporate function.”
Providing further detail about the fiscal results, Cyanotech’s Vice President Finance and CFO, Brian Orlopp, added,
“Net sales increase of 10.6% for the second quarter compared to the same period last year was primarily driven by a 10.0% increase in astaxanthin sales, and a 5.8% increase in spirulina sales. The increase compared to prior year was a result of a lack of available product in the prior year.”
“Gross profit as a percent of net sales increased by 6.9 percentage points compared to the same period last year, primarily due to the improvements in production costs for both spirulina and astaxanthin.”
“Operating expenses decreased $0.6 million for the current quarter compared to the same period last year, primarily due to strategic cost cutting initiatives, including lower promotional and marketing spending of $0.3 million.”
Six Months Fiscal 2020
For the six months ended September 30, 2019 compared to the six months ended September 30, 2018, net sales were $15,761,000 compared to $14,099,000. Gross profit was $6,738,000, with gross profit margin of 42.8%, compared to $4,121,000 and 29.2%, respectively. Net income was $95,000 or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to net loss of ($2,411,000) or ($0.42) per diluted share.
Please review the Company’s Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2019 for more detailed information.
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About Cyanotech — Cyanotech Corporation, a world leader in microalgae technology for more than 30 years, produces BioAstin® Hawaiian Astaxanthin® and Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®. These all-natural, dietary ingredients and supplements leverage our experience and reputation for quality, building nutritional brands which promote health and well-being. The Company’s mission is to fulfill the promise of whole health through Hawaiian microalgae. Cyanotech’s BioAstin® offers superior antioxidant activity which supports skin, eye and joint health, as well as recovery from exercise*. Cyanotech’s Spirulina products offer nutrition that supports cardiovascular health and immunity.* All Cyanotech products are produced from microalgae grown at our 96-acre facility in Kona, Hawaii using patented and proprietary technology and are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use in food products. Cyanotech sells its products direct to consumers at retail locations in the United States and online at www.nutrex-hawaii.com and also distributes to dietary supplement, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical manufacturers and marketers. The Company is regulated by the FDA. Visit www.cyanotech.com for more information.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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Financial Tables Follow: The following tables do not contain footnotes or other information contained in the Company’s Form 10-Q for the second quarter fiscal 2020 ended September 30, 2019, which can be found on the Cyanotech website (www.cyanotech.com) under Investors>Investor Filings upon filing. As such the following Financial Tables are provided only as a guide and other factors are more fully detailed in the Company’s annual Form 10-K filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.