-Announces Application to Up-List to OTCQB-
KINDERHOOK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / November 16, 2020 / American Bio Medica Corporation (OTC PINK:ABMC) today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and announced they have applied to up-list its common stock to the OTCQB® Venture Marketplace.
Chief Executive Officer Melissa A. Waterhouse stated, 'As Covid-19 infections started to rise in the third quarter, the market turned to diagnostic testing, and we saw a decrease in demand for antibody testing. While there can be no assurances, we believe that antibody testing will become increasingly necessary with the emergence of vaccines. In October, we signed a distribution agreement to sell the Co-Diagnostics, Inc. Logix™ Smart Covid-19 test. This is our first step in offering our customers a full suite of testing options for Covid-19; we do expect to announce more offerings in the near future. Drug test sales are still down from the same period a year ago due to the impact of Covid-19 in our core markets, however, we are encouraged by positive movement we are seeing in certain markets.'
Waterhouse continued, 'We have applied to up-list our common stock to the OTCQB Venture Market and we are confident that our application will be approved. This will increase visibility in our stock and provide greater market exposure. Going forward, ABMC's plan involves securing new financing in the near future to support core growth initiatives involving our drugs of abuse products (including oral fluid tests), to refinance current high interest rate debt and to invest in sales and marketing. We hope to increase revenue from promising contract manufacturing business and sales of infectious disease products (including Covid-19 tests). We believe these initiatives position ABMC for long-term success.'
- Net sales in the third quarter of 2020 were $883,000, compared to net sales of $895,000 in the third quarter of 2019; a decrease of $12,000, or 1.3%. Net sales in the nine months ended September 30, 2020 were $3,370,000, compared to $2,775,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2019; an increase of $595,000, or 21.4%.
- Operating loss was $172,000 in the third quarter of 2020, compared to an operating loss of $81,000 in the third quarter of 2019. Operating loss was $428,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2020, compared to an operating loss of $410,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2019.
- Net loss was $216,000, or $(0.01) per share in the third quarter of 2020, compared to net loss of $144,000, or $(0.00) per share, in the third quarter of 2019. Net loss was $563,000, or $(0.02) per share, in the nine months ended September 30, 2020, compared to net loss of $440,000, or $(0.02) per share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2019.
For more information on ABMC or its drug testing products, please visit www.abmc.com.
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, and distributes a rapid test to detect Covid-19 antibodies and a RT-PCR test to detect Covid-19. The Company also currently manufactures (on a contract basis) tests to detect respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and malaria and, with the ability to manufacture tests for many other medical conditions, viruses and diseases in its FDA registered and ISO certified facilities.
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, future sales and profit levels of the rapid antibody test for Covid-19 that we are distributing, product development, compliance with regulatory requirements, including but not limited to our ability to obtain marketing clearance on our product for our intended markets, 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 year ended December 31, 2019, 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.
Melissa A. Waterhouse
Chief Executive Officer
(800) 227-1243, Ext 107
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