KAILUA KONA, Hawaii (August 10, 2022) — Cyanotech Corporation (Nasdaq Capital Market: CYAN), a world leader in microalgae-based, high-value nutrition and health dietary supplement products, announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2023, ended June 30, 2022.
Commenting on the first quarter fiscal 2023 results, Cyanotech’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Matthew K. Custer, said: “The disappointing results in the first quarter were driven primarily by the $2.2 million decrease in sales and a higher cost per kilo of astaxanthin. Lower sales in the quarter related to timing of shipments to a Nutrex customer as we transitioned to their selling platform in the prior year, as well as a decrease in bulk spirulina sales. The increase in cost for astaxanthin was driven by lower production in the first quarter due to staff shortages. Production levels normalized late in the first quarter.”
First Quarter Fiscal 2022
Cyanotech reported net sales of $6,716,000 for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 compared to $8,964,000 for the first quarter of fiscal 2022, a decrease of 25.1%. Gross profit was $2,318,000, with gross profit margin of 34.5%, compared to gross profit of $3,672,000, with gross profit margin of 41.0%. Operating loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2023 was $425,000 compared to operating income of $619,000 in the same period of the prior year. Net loss for the current fiscal quarter was $472,000, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to net income of $520,000, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the same period of the prior year.
Trailing Twelve Months
For the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2022, compared to the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2021, net sales were $33,720,000 compared to $33,957,000. Gross profit was $12,212,000, with gross profit margin of 36.2%, compared to $11,813,000 and 34.8%. Net income was $1,161,000, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared to net income of $1,302,000, or $0.21 per diluted share, which included $1,389,000 for the forgiveness of the loan under the Paycheck Protection Program.
Please review the Company’s Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2022 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 Food and Drug Administration. 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 first quarter fiscal 2023 ended June 30, 2022, 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.