KINDERHOOK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / August 14, 2019 / American Bio Medica Corporation (OTC PINK:ABMC) today announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019.
Chief Executive Officer Melissa A. Waterhouse stated, "We are pleased that the second quarter of 2019 was our second consecutive quarter of increased sales. While sales are down when comparing prior periods, we are hopeful that we are on the right track to reversing that trend. Our contract business continues to grow and we expect this will positively impact sales in the second half of 2019. In addition to these new customers, we are exploring a number of other potential sales opportunities."
Waterhouse continued, "We are currently exploring options to refinance current debt given our facilities expire in early/mid 2020. These efforts are expected to result in new or extended facilities. And finally, we continue to be diligent in our efforts to maintain appropriate operational expense levels."
Net sales in the second quarter of 2019 were $958,000, compared to net sales of $1,069,000 in the second quarter of 2018, a decrease of $111,000, or 10.4%. Net sales in the six months ended June 30, 2019 were $1,880,000, compared to net sales of $2,110,000 in the six months ended June 30, 2018, a decrease of $230,000, or 10.9%.
Operating loss was $155,000 in the second quarter of 2019, compared to an operating loss of $74,000 in the second quarter of 2018. Operating loss was $329,000 in the six months ended June 30, 2019, compared to an operating loss of $281,000 in the six months ended June 30, 2018.
Net loss was $56,000, or $(0.00) per share, in the second quarter of 2019, compared to net loss of $147,000, or $(0.00) per share, in the second quarter of 2018. Net loss was $296,000, or $(0.01) per share, for the six months ended June 30, 2019, compared to net loss of $413,000, or $(0.01) per share, in the six months ended June 30, 2018.
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About American Bio Medica Corporation
American Bio Medica Corporation manufactures and markets accurate, cost-effective immunoassay test kits, primarily 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® 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.
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Melissa A. Waterhouse
Chief Executive Officer
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