ABMC Phone: 800-227-1243
KINDERHOOK, N.Y. - March 24, 2011 - American Bio Medica Corporation (Pink Sheets: ABMC) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2010.
Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2010 were $2,340,000, an increase of $177,000, or 8.2%, from net sales of $2,163,000 reported in the fourth quarter of 2009. Operating loss for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $290,000 compared to an operating loss of $114,000 reported in the fourth quarter of 2009. Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $342,000, or $0.02 per share, compared to a net loss of $189,000, or $0.01 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2009.
Net sales for the year ended December 31, 2010 were $10,421,000 compared to $9,726,000 for the year ended December 31, 2009, representing an increase of $695,000, or 7.2%. Operating loss for 2010 was $534,000, compared to an operating loss of $672,000 in 2009. Net loss for the year ended December 31, 2010 was $750,000, or $0.03 per share, compared to a net loss of $900,000, or $0.04 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2009.
ABMC Chief Executive Officer, Stan Cipkowski, stated, "While we are pleased with the improvement in sales and operating results in 2010, sales for 2010 were still down from pre-recession levels. Given the continued uncertainty of the economy, we remain unsure as to when we will see sustained sales improvement. In addition to facing general market conditions, we must deal with the government’s attempts to regulate workplace drug testing, one of our core markets. We are hopeful that we will work through market regulatory issues and find new opportunities to generate sales while continuing to focus efforts on controlling costs."
The Company will host a conference call and webcast to discuss year-end and fourth quarter 2010 results on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 11:00 am (ET). Investors and interested parties are invited to participate. The call will be broadcast live over the internet at www.abmc.com/investor/. The webcast will be listen-only mode. Listeners are requested to be online at least fifteen minutes early to register, as well as to download and install any complimentary audio software that might be required. To ask questions, you are invited to participate by phone. Within North America, dial 866-792-1873 and internationally dial 904-520-5760. The call will be available for replay at www.abmc.com/investor/ for 30 days.
For more information on ABMC or its drug testing products, please visit www.abmc.com.
About American Bio Medica Corporation
American Bio Medica Corporation is a biotechnology company that develops, manufactures and markets accurate, cost-effective immunoassay test kits, including some of the world's most effective point of collection tests for drugs of abuse. The Company and its worldwide distribution network target the workplace, government, corrections, clinical and educational markets. ABMC's Rapid Drug Screen®, Rapid ONE®, RDS® InCup®, Rapid TOX® and Rapid TOX Cup® II test for the presence or absence of drugs of abuse in urine, while OralStat® and Rapid STAT tests for the presence or absence of drugs of abuse in oral fluids. ABMC's Rapid Reader® is a compact, portable device that, when connected to any computer, interprets the results of an ABMC drug screen, and sends the results to a data management system, enabling the test administrator to easily manage their drug testing program.
This release may contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ, and such differences could be material. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to the following: continued acceptance of our products, increased levels of competition in our industry, acceptance of new products, product development, compliance with regulatory requirements, intellectual property rights, our dependence on key personnel, third party sales and suppliers, trading in our common shares may be subject to "penny stock" rules, our history of recurring net losses and our ability to continue as a going concern. There can be no assurance that the Company will be successful in addressing such risks and uncertainties and the Company assumes no duty to update any forward-looking statements based upon actual results. Investors are strongly encouraged to review the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other periodic reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a discussion of risks and uncertainties that could affect operating results and the market price of the Company's common shares.
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Contact: American Bio Medica Corporation Stan Cipkowski, 800-227-1243, Ext 106 Chief Executive Officer