KAILUA KONA, Hawaii (August 11, 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 first quarter of fiscal year 2024, ended June 30, 2023.
Commenting on the first quarter fiscal year 2024 results, Cyanotech’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Matthew K. Custer, said:
“This quarter we continue to see the impact of consumers shifting their spend from goods to experiences and services and reallocation of spending related to the high cost of living. Due to these shifting consumer trends, we have added a new position to the Company, Chief Strategic and Commercial Officer, to oversee and drive market strategy and revenue opportunities.”
“Our production is performing efficiently, and we are managing production volumes in line with sales demand to control costs.”
“I am optimistic about the Company’s future as we continue to build brand awareness to our naturally derived high value nutritional products.”
First Quarter Fiscal 2024
Cyanotech reported net sales of $5,146,000 for the first quarter of fiscal 2024 compared to $6,716,000 for the first quarter of fiscal 2023, a decrease of 23.4%. Gross profit was $1,532,000, with gross profit margin of 29.8%, compared to gross profit of $2,318,000, with gross profit margin of 34.5%. Operating loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2024 was $1,209,000 compared to operating loss of $425,000 in the same period of the prior year. Net loss for the current fiscal quarter was $1,369,000, or $0.22 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $472,000, 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, 2023, compared to the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2022, net sales were $21,607,000 compared to $33,720,000, respectively. Gross profit was $6,473,000, with gross profit margin of 30.0%, compared to $12,212,000 and 36.2%. Net loss was $4,337,000, or $0.69 per diluted share, compared to net income of $1,161,000, or $0.19 per diluted share.
Please review the Company’s Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2023 for more detailed information.
— Cyanotech will host a virtual broadcast at 8:00 PM EST on Monday, August 14, 2023 to respond to questions about its operating results and other topics of interest. Interested parties are asked to submit questions to [email protected] before 12 p.m. (noon) EST on Monday, August 14, 2023. The Company will respond only to relevant questions relating to the Company’s first quarter fiscal 2024 financial performance and will not be accepting any questions or comments during the broadcast.
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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 2024 ended June 30, 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.