Milestone Scientific Announces Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2013

Domestic STA Instrument Sales Increase 53.0%

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LIVINGSTON, NJ--(Marketwired - August 08, 2013) -  Milestone Scientific Inc. (MLSS), the recognized leader in advanced, computer-controlled injection technologies, today announced financial results and provided a business update for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013.

Leonard Osser, Chief Executive Officer of Milestone Scientific stated, "We are pleased to report improved STA instrument sales, increased gross margins, and our second consecutive quarter of profitability. Domestic STA instrument sales increased 53.0%, reflecting the success of our new sales efforts. We have also seen an increase in international instrument sales of 19.3% for the second quarter of 2013. Offsetting this growth, we saw a decline in disposable handpiece sales as customers pre-purchased handpieces last quarter in advance of a price increase we implemented earlier this year. We view the growth in instrument sales as a positive indicator."

"During the second quarter, we announced a significant strategic partnership with Tri-anim Health Services, Inc., a division of Sarnova Inc., one of the nation's largest specialty distributors of healthcare products. We look forward to working closely with Tri-anim as they have well established sales channels and are the largest distributor to birthing hospitals across the U.S. This partnership is yet another validation of our technology. The epidural market in the U.S. alone is a multi-billion dollar industry, with high rates of complications and morbidity. Our goal is to bring this product to market as quickly and efficiently as possible, and we believe Tri-anim is an ideal partner."

Revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and June 30, 2012 was approximately $2.3 million. Domestic instrument sales increased by $132,848 or 53.0% in the second quarter of 2013 versus the same period in 2012. Domestic handpiece sales decreased by $101,692, or 13% in 2013 over 2012 due to customers pre-purchasing handpieces during the first quarter of 2013 in advance of a planned price increase implemented earlier this year. On the international front, instrument sales increased by $59,436 or 19.3% in the second quarter of 2013 versus the same period in 2012. International handpiece sales declined $151,914 due to the aforementioned pre-purchasing of handpieces in the first quarter of 2013. Gross profit for the second quarter of 2013 was $1.5 million or 67.3% of revenue versus $1.5 million or 63.3% of revenue for the second quarter of 2012. Operating income for the second quarter of 2013 was $151,113 versus a loss of $53,607 for the second quarter of 2012. Net income for the second quarter of 2013 was $74,009, or $0.00 per share, versus a loss of $164,541, or $(0.01) per share for the comparable period in 2012. Net income for the second quarter of 2013 reflects the increase in sales and gross profit, as well as a 9.9% decrease in selling, general and administrative expenses.

Revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2013 was $4.8 million versus $4.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012. In the domestic market, total revenue was $2.4 million, a 24.4% increase versus the same period in 2012. On the international front, total revenue increased by $52,627 to $2.4 million versus $2.3 million for the same period in 2012. Gross profit for the six months ended June 30, 2013 was $3.2 million or 67.4% of revenue versus $2.7 million or 64.3% of revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2012. Operating income for the six months ended June 30, 2013 was $318,873 versus a loss of $286,757 for the six months ended June 30, 2012. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2013 was $224,754, or $0.01 per share, versus a loss of $519,722, or $(0.03) per share, for the comparable period in 2012. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2013 reflects the increase in sales and gross profit, as well as decreased selling, general and administrative expenses.

Milestone's executive management team will host a teleconference on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 4:30 P.M. Eastern Time to discuss the company's financial results. The conference call can be accessed via telephone by dialing toll free­­­ 888-561-1721. For those unable to participate at that time, a replay of the call can be accessed by dialing 800-406-7325 and entering the pass code 4634513. The replay will be available for 90 days.

About Milestone Scientific Inc.

Headquartered in Livingston, New Jersey, Milestone Scientific is engaged in pioneering advanced computer-controlled drug delivery technologies for the medical and dental markets and currently sells its award-winning products through a global distribution network serving North and South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. For more information on the STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System® instrument and other innovative Milestone products, please visit the Company's web site found at www.milestonescientific.com.

SafeHarbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the timing and financial impact of Milestone's ability to implement its business plan, expected revenues and future success. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are based on assumptions involving judgments with respect to future economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond Milestone's control. Some of the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements are general economic conditions, failure to achieve expected revenue growth, changes in our operating expenses, adverse patent rulings, FDA or legal developments, competitive pressures, changes in customer and market requirements and standards, and the risk factors detailed from time to time in Milestone's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation, Milestone's Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2012. The forward looking-statements in this press release are based upon management's reasonable belief as of the date hereof. Milestone undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

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MILESTONE SCIENTIFIC INC.     
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS     
(Unaudited)     
         
  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,  
  2013   2012   2013   2012  
                 
Product sales $2,278,235   $2,326,976   $4,767,778   $4,248,334  
Cost of products sold  744,108    854,005    1,556,152    1,516,951  
Gross profit  1,534,127    1,472,971    3,211,626    2,731,383  
Selling, general and administrative expenses  1,340,129    1,487,076    2,728,031    2,939,326  
Research and development expenses  42,885    39,502    164,722    78,814  
Total operating expenses  1,383,014    1,526,578    2,892,753    3,018,140  
Income (loss) from operations  151,113    (53,607 )  318,873    (286,757 )
Other income (expenses)                    
Other income  -    -    17,543    -  
Interest expense  (30,011 )  (63,318 )  (64,569 )  (105,721 )
Interest-Amortization of debt issuance  -    (1,532 )  -    (3,065 )
Loss on Earnings from Medical Joint Venture  (47,093 )  (46,084 )  (47,093 )  (124,179 )
 Total other expenses  (77,104 )  (110,934 ) $(94,119 ) $(232,965 )
Net income (loss) applicable to common stockholders $74,009   $(164,541 ) $224,754   $(519,722 )
Net income (loss) per share applicable to common stockholders -                    
  Basic $0.00   $(0.01 ) $0.01   $(0.03 )
  Diluted $0.00   $(0.01 ) $0.01   $(0.03 )
Weighted average shares outstanding and to be issued -                    
  Basic  16,744,951    15,975,822    16,765,602    15,796,754  
  Diluted  17,056,219    15,975,822    17,124,936    15,796,754  
                     
   

MILESTONE SCIENTIFIC INC.
 CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

       
       
         
  June 30, 2013   December 31, 2012  
  (Unaudited)      
ASSETS        
Current Assets:        
  Cash and cash equivalents $171,640   $165,249  
  Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $73,849 as of June 30, 2013  1,061,135    978,982  
  and $179,259 as of December 31, 2012          
  Inventories  857,120    638,561  
  Advances on contracts  508,469    476,969  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets  161,155    239,061  
   Total current assets  2,759,519    2,498,822  
Accounts receivable-long term, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $167,971 as of December 31, 2012  -    119,201  
Advances on contracts  2,163,907    2,350,477  
Investment in Milestone Education LLC  50,000    -  
Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment net of accumulated depreciation of $467,483 as of June 30, 2013 and $458,708 as of December 31, 2012  30,640    36,624  
Patents, net of accumulated amortization of $459,380 as of June 30, 2013 and $420,556 as of December 31, 2012  626,402    648,662  
Other assets  7,317    7,317  
    Total assets $5,637,785   $5,661,103  
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY          
Current Liabilities:          
  Accounts payable $1,505,789   $2,336,594  
  Accrued interest on Notes Payable  405,202    356,563  
  Accrued expenses and other payables  614,681    581,407  
   Total current liabilities  2,525,672    3,274,564  
           
Long-term Liabilities:          
  Notes Payable  450,000    450,000  
   Total long-term liabilities  450,000    450,000  
    Total liabilities  2,975,672    3,724,564  
           
Commitments and Contingencies          
           
Stockholders' Equity          
  Common stock, par value $.001; authorized 50,000,000 shares; 16,929,578 shares issued          
   1,655,317 shares to be issued and 16,896,245 shares outstanding as of June 30, 2013;          
   16,563,306 shares issued, 1,635,709 shares to be issued, and 16,529,973 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2012  18,585    18,199  
  Additional paid-in capital  65,060,658    64,560,224  
  Accumulated deficit  (61,505,614 )  (61,730,368 )
  Treasury stock, at cost, 33,333 shares  (911,516 )  (911,516 )
   Total stockholders' equity  2,662,113    1,936,539  
    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $5,637,785   $5,661,103  
           
           
           
           
Contact:

David Waldman or Natalya Rudman
Crescendo Communications, LLC
Email: mlss@crescendo-ir.com
Tel: 212-671-1020


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