KAILUA KONA, Hawaii (June 27, 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 fourth quarter and fiscal year 2023, ended March 31, 2023.
Commenting on the fiscal year results (changes shown vs. fiscal 2022), Cyanotech’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Matthew K. Custer, said:
“Fiscal year 2023 was a challenging year as a result of a number of macroeconomic events and timing of sales. Consumers shifted their spend from goods to experiences and services. Lower sales in the bulk business were due in part to inventory adjustments after the global supply chain issues eased and lower sales in the e-commerce business were driven by a difference in strategy implemented by our third-party distributor.”
“Our manufacturing operations produced consistent and high-quality algae, however, the cost per kilo for spirulina in particular was a drag on the gross margin as we reduced production volume resulting in a higher cost per kilo to align with consumer demand.”
“In the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023, the Company generated cash flow of $583,000 from operations as a result of the cash saving initiatives that we implemented in the second quarter, including slowing production and reducing headcount.”
“Despite the disappointing sales figures, I am hopeful for the future. We are well positioned to meet customer needs in the growing market for naturally derived high value nutritional products.”
Fiscal Year 2023
Cyanotech reported net sales of $23,178,000 for fiscal 2023 compared to $35,968,000 in fiscal 2022, a decrease of 35.6%. Gross profit was $7,259,000, with gross profit margin of 31.3%, compared to gross profit of $13,566,000 and gross profit margin of 37.7%. Operating loss was $2,920,000 compared to operating income of $2,574,000.
Net loss was $3,440,000 or $0.55 loss per share, compared to net income of $2,154,000 or $0.35 earnings per share.
Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2023
Cyanotech reported net sales of $5,391,000 for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023 compared to $8,126,000 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022, a decrease of 33.7%. Gross profit was $1,387,000 with gross profit margin of 25.7%, compared to gross profit of $2,894,000 and gross profit margin of 35.6% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022. Operating loss was $1,255,000 compared to operating income of $364,000 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022. Net loss was $1,430,000, or $0.23 loss per share, compared to net income of $277,000, or $0.04 earnings per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022.
Please review the Company’s Form 10-K for the period ended March 31, 2023 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-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, 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.