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United-Guardian Reports 67% Increase in Earnings

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., May 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United-Guardian, Inc. (NASDAQ:UG) reported today that net income for the first quarter of 2018 increased by 67% and gross sales increased by 28% compared with last year's first quarter. Net income for the quarter jumped from $634,435 ($0.14 per share) to $1,059,862 ($0.23 per share), and gross sales increased from $2,872,722 to $3,666,947.  

Ken Globus, President of United-Guardian, stated, "Our strong first quarter results were due to both increased sales of our cosmetic ingredients, which were up 43% over last year's first quarter, and strong sales of our pharmaceutical products, particularly our Renacidin® Irrigation. We are once again receiving steady orders for one of our Lubrajel® products for sale in China. We are also excited about the reception our new Lubrajel Marine has received in the marketplace. Although it takes time for new cosmetic ingredients to find their way into new cosmetic formulations, we are optimistic that by the end of this year we will start to see larger orders for that product as customer formulations are finalized. We are also hopeful that our new Renacidin web site (www.renacidin.com) and our new social media campaign for that product, which is intended to make more patients and physicians aware of the product and should begin shortly, will also lead to increased sales. Based on the excellent first quarter results, as well as strong April sales, we are optimistic that this is going to be a strong year for us, and that the promising sales trend we have experienced so far this year will continue."

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.

   
RESULTS FOR THE QUARTERS ENDED
MARCH 31, 2018 and MARCH 31, 2017*



STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(UNAUDITED)
   
  THREE MONTHS ENDED
MARCH 31,
    2018     2017  
Sales:            
Gross sales 3,666,947   2,872,722  
Sales allowances and returns     (147,435 )     (86,334 )
  Net Sales   3,519,512     2,786,388  
             
Costs and expenses:            
Cost of sales   1,450,931     1,264,096  
Operating expenses   524,114       463,480  
Research and development     101,664       189,729   
  Total costs and expenses   2,076,709     1,917,305  
   Income from operations     1,442,803       869,083  
             
Other (expense) income:            
Investment income   46,782       52,872  
Unrealized loss on marketable securities   (135,150 )     ---  
Loss from trade-in of equipment       (12,837 )     ---  
  Total other (expense) income     (101,205 )     52,872  
  Income before provision for income taxes    
1,341,598 
   
921,955 
 
             
Provision for income taxes     281,736       287,520  
             
  Net income $ 1,059,862   $   634,435  
             
Earnings per common share
  (basic and diluted)
$          0.23    $          0.14  
             
Weighted average shares – basic and diluted   4,594,319     4,594,319  
             
* Additional financial information can be found at the company's web site at www.u-g.com.

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