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United-Guardian Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United-Guardian, Inc. (UG) reported today that net income for both the third quarter and the first nine months of 2018 increased over the comparable periods in 2017, with third quarter net income rising from $1,090,323 ($0.24 per share) to $1,316,524 ($0.29 per share), and net income for the first nine months increasing from $2,828,907 ($0.62 per share) to $3,769,048 ($0.82 per share). Gross sales increased from $3,304,489 to $3,599,530 for the third quarter, and from $10,068,868 to $11,407,876 for the nine-month period.

Ken Globus, President of United-Guardian, stated, “With increased sales of our cosmetic ingredients, along with higher sales of Renacidin® Irrigating Solution, our most important pharmaceutical product, we have been able to maintain the steady increase in sales that we have experienced so far this year. Sales of our personal care products, in particular our Lubrajel® line of water-based moisturizers and lubricants, increased by 14% for the third quarter and 17% for the first nine months of the year, with sales to our largest marketing partner, Ashland Specialty Ingredients, increasing by 35% for the third quarter and 23% for the nine-month period. Those increases were partially offset by a reduction in sales to Korea, a situation that we are currently addressing. We remain optimistic that we will be able to continue to increase our sales by working closely with our marketing partners to expand the marketing of our current line of cosmetic ingredients, and by bringing to market some of the new cosmetic ingredients that are currently under development. Those efforts, along with our new web-based marketing efforts for Renacidin, should enable us to continue to increase our sales in the coming years.”

United-Guardian is a manufacturer of cosmetic ingredients, personal and health care products, pharmaceuticals, and specialty industrial products.

                                                                                            Contact:   Robert S. Rubinger
                                                                                                            Public Relations
                                                                                                            (631) 273-0900

NOTE:   This press release contains both historical and "forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements about the company’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events, such as financial performance, business prospects, and similar matters, are being made in reliance upon the “safe harbor” provisions of that Act. Such statements are subject to a variety of factors that could cause our actual results or performance to differ materially from the anticipated results or performance expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For further information about the risks and uncertainties that may affect the company’s business please refer to the company's reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 and SEPTEMBER 30, 2017*


  2018      2017  2018   2017 
  Gross sales $ 3,599,530   $ 3,304,489   $ 11,407,876   $ 10,068,868  
  Sales allowances and returns    (185,528 )    (126,697 )     (515,144 )     (329,937 )
Net sales   3,414,002     3,177,792     10,892,732     9,738,931  
Costs and expenses:                        
Cost of sales   1,267,076     1,110,806     4,328,180     4,042,015  
Operating expenses   519,330     438,257     1,577,864     1,320,342  
Research and development     98,301       159,531       291,250       507,535  
Total costs and expenses   1,884,707     1,708,594     6,197,294     5,869,892  
Income from operations   1,529,295     1,469,198     4,695,438     3,869,039  
Other Income (expense):                        
Investment income   38,048     64,054     142,607       185,616  
Unrealized loss on marketable securities   (16,183 )   ---     (56,313 )   ---  
Realized gain on marketable securities   115,328     50,196     2,052     54,302  
Loss on trade-in of equipment     ---       ---       (12,837 )     ---  
  Total other income (expense)     137,193       114,250       75,509       239,918  
Income before provision for income taxes    1,666,488     1,583,448     4,770,947     4,108,957  
Provision for income taxes     349,964       493,125     1,001,899     1,280,050  
  Net income $ 1,316,524   $ 1,090,323   $ 3,769,048   $ 2,828,907  
Earnings per common share
     (Basic and Diluted)
$   0.29   $   0.24   $ 0.82   $ 0.62  
Weighted average shares – basic
   and diluted
    4,594,319     4,594,319      4,594,319  

* Additional financial information can be found at the company’s web site at www.u-g.com.