KAILUA KONA, Hawaii (February 9, 2023) — 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 third quarter and first nine months of fiscal year 2023, ended December 31, 2022.
Commenting on the third quarter fiscal year 2023 results, Cyanotech’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Matthew K. Custer, said:
“Sales in the third quarter improved by $712,000, or 14%, compared to the second quarter, as we saw modest improvement in consumer movement on both finished goods and bulk sales. However, both of our online finished good sales and our international bulk sales are still not performing to historical levels. On the international bulk sales, as the global supply chain issues eased, customers made adjustments to their inventory levels that impacted our sales. The inventory levels have improved but are still a headwind. We are focused on taking steps and making changes to improve these sales channels.”
“The cash saving initiatives that we implemented in the second quarter, including slowing production and reducing headcount, were not fully realized until late in the third quarter, due to material lead times and payment terms. However, our working capital remains strong due to higher inventories that have long expiration dates.”
Third Quarter Fiscal 2023
Cyanotech reported net sales of $5,891,000 for the third quarter of fiscal 2023 compared to $9,459,000 for the third quarter of fiscal 2022, a decrease of 37.7%. Gross profit was $1,764,000, with gross profit margin of 29.9%, compared to gross profit of $3,238,000, with gross profit margin of 34.2%. Operating loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2023 was $404,000 compared to operating income of $508,000 in the same period of the prior year. Net loss for the current fiscal quarter was $598,000, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to net income of $386,000, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the same period of the prior year.
First Nine Months of Fiscal 2023
Cyanotech reported net sales of $17,786,000 for the first nine months of fiscal 2023 compared to $27,842,000 for the same period in fiscal 2022, a decrease of 36.1%. Gross profit was $5,872,000, with gross profit margin of 33.0%, compared to gross profit of $10,672,000, with gross profit margin of 38.3%. Operating loss for the first nine months of fiscal 2023 was $1,666,000 compared to operating income of $2,210,000 in the same period of the prior year. Net loss for the first nine months of fiscal 2023 was $2,010,000, or $0.32 per diluted share, compared to net income of $1,877,000, or $0.30 per diluted share, for the same period of the prior year.
Trailing Twelve Months
For the trailing twelve months ended December 31, 2022, compared to the trailing twelve months ended December 31, 2021, net sales were $25,912,000 compared to $37,280,000. Gross profit was $8,766,000, with gross profit margin of 33.8%, compared to $13,442,000 and 36.1%. Net loss was $1,733,000, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared to net income of $1,676,000, or $0.27 per diluted share.
Please review the Company’s Form 10-Q for the period ended December 31, 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 third quarter fiscal 2023 ended December 31, 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.