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Palomar Medical Reports Financial Results for Third Quarter 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009 General News J E 4
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BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PMTI), a leading researcher and developer of light-based systems for cosmetic treatments, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009.  Revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2009 were $14.5 million, of which $11.2 million were product revenues, $1.3 million were royalty revenues, $0.8 million were funded development revenues, and $1.25 million were other revenues.  Third quarter gross margin from product revenues was 58 percent.  The Company had positive cash flow from operations of $3.6 million and the balance sheet continues to be strong with $109 million in cash and cash equivalents.  Loss before taxes for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009 was $0.2 million, which included approximately $0.1 million in litigation expenses and a $1.0 million non-cash FAS 123R stock-based compensation expense.  The Company reported net loss of $0.3 million, or $0.02 per share for the third quarter of 2009.  

Chief Executive Officer Joseph P. Caruso commented, "We continue to meet the financial and operational goals we set for ourselves this year.  During the quarter, we again generated positive cash flow from operations.  Although it remains difficult for many of our customers to secure financing for capital equipment purchases, our revenue levels have stayed relatively consistent throughout 2009 while maintaining average selling price stability."

Mr. Caruso continued, "We will continue to invest in new products and technology as we prepare for economic recovery.  Palomar is very well-positioned for long-term growth of the light-based aesthetic market.   We have core proprietary technology and sufficient financial resources in place to execute our business plans in both the professional and consumer markets."  

Conference Call: As previously announced, Palomar will conduct a conference call and webcast today at 11:30 AM Eastern Time. Management will discuss financial results and strategic matters. If you would like to participate, please call (866) 783-2138 or listen to the webcast in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.palomarmedical.com. The telephone replay will be available one hour after the call at (888) 286-8010 passcode 45891871 and will be available for seven days. A webcast replay will also be available.

About Palomar Medical Technologies Inc: Palomar is a leading researcher and developer of light-based systems for cosmetic treatments. Palomar pioneered the optical hair removal field, when, in 1997, it introduced the first high-powered laser hair removal system. Since then, many of the major advances in light-based hair removal have been based on Palomar technology. In December 2006, Palomar became the first company to receive a 510(k) over-the-counter (OTC) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new, patented, home-use, light-based hair removal device. In June 2009, Palomar became the first company to receive a 510(k) OTC clearance from the FDA for a new, patented, home-use, laser device for the treatment of periorbital wrinkles. OTC clearance allows the product to be marketed and sold directly to consumers without a prescription. There are now millions of light-based cosmetic procedures performed around the world every year in physician offices, clinics, spas and salons.  Palomar is testing many new and exciting applications to further advance the hair removal market and other cosmetic applications. Palomar is focused on developing proprietary light-based technology for introduction to the mass markets.

For more information on Palomar and its products, visit Palomar's website at www.palomarmedical.com. To continue receiving the most up-to-date information and latest news on Palomar as it happens, sign up to receive automatic e-mail alerts by going to the Investor Relations' section of the website.

With the exception of the historical information contained in this release, the matters described herein contain forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements relating to new markets, future royalty amounts due from third parties, development and introduction of new products, and financial and operating projections. These forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve risk and uncertainties that may individually or mutually impact the matters herein, and cause actual results, events and performance to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. These risk factors include, but are not limited to, results of future operations, technological difficulties in developing or introducing new products, the results of future research, lack of product demand and market acceptance for current and future products, the effect of economic conditions, challenges in managing joint ventures and research with third parties and government contracts, the impact of competitive products and pricing, governmental regulations with respect to medical devices, including whether FDA clearance will be obtained for future products and additional applications, the results of litigation, difficulties in collecting royalties, potential infringement of third-party intellectual property rights, factors affecting the Company's future income and resulting ability to utilize its NOLs, and/or other factors, which are detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and the Company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

SOURCE Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc.

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