HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United-Guardian, Inc. (NASDAQ:UG) today reported net income of $717,532 ($0.16 per share) on net sales of $2,336,360 for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, compared with net income of $1,069,871 ($0.23 per share) on sales of $3,317,370 for last year’s third quarter. For the first nine months of 2020, the company reported net income of $2,694,450 ($0.59 per share) on sales of $8,613,918, compared with net income of $3,371,375 ($0.73 per share) on sales of $9,777,086 for the corresponding period in 2019.

Ken Globus, President of United-Guardian, stated, “As we anticipated, sales and earnings for the third quarter were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to a greater degree than they were in the first and second quarters, which we believe was primarily due to the overall global decrease in consumer demand for personal care products. In addition to manufacturers cutting back on production, the coronavirus also caused the temporary closing of many manufacturing facilities, all of which reduced the need for our products and resulted in many distributors holding excess inventory that has to be worked off.”

“On a positive note, demand for our pharmaceutical products increased by 9% and 15% for the three and nine months, respectively, continuing the trend we have seen this year. With the coronavirus pandemic not yet under control in the U.S. and abroad, we are anticipating that the reduced demand for our cosmetic ingredients, especially in China, will continue until at least the end of the year, possibly longer, depending on how long it takes for the global economies to recover. Until then, we will continue to work closely with our marketing partners to reduce the inventory overstock situation, and to increase our sales by continuing to introduce new cosmetic ingredients and aggressively promote our current products.”

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

Ken Globus                 
Investor 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.

2020 and 2019

       SEPTEMBER 30,
  2020  2019  2020   2019 
Net Sales$2,336,360 $3,317,370 $8,613,918 $9,777,086 
Costs and expenses:            
Cost of sales 974,763  1,386,948  3,634,528  4,142,616 
Operating expenses 493,204  544,176  1,520,114  1,593,232 
Research and development 114,836  104,800  331,134  297,304 
Total costs and expenses 1,582,803  2,035,924  5,485,776  6,033,152 
Income from operations 753,557  1,281,446  3,128,142  3,743,934 
Other Income:            
Investment income 38,932  47,320  131,318  141,428 
Net gain on marketable securities 113,248  25,499  143,832  369,542 
Total other income 152,180  72,819  275,150  510,970 
Income before provision for income taxes
 905,737  1,354,265  3,403,292  4,254,904 
Provision for income taxes 188,205  284,394  708,842  883,529 
Net Income$717,532 $1,069,871 $2,694,450 $3,371,375 
Earnings per common share
  (Basic and Diluted)
$0.16 $0.23 $0.59 $0.73 
Weighted average shares – basic
     and diluted

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