Misonix Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2010 Financial Results

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 General News
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FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Nov. 16 Misonix, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSON), a developer of minimally invasive ultrasonic medical device technology, which in Europe is used for the ablation of tumors and worldwide for other acute health conditions, today reported the financial results for the first fiscal quarter 2010 ending September 30, 2009. Michael A. McManus, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, and Richard Zaremba, Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call Monday, November 16, 2009 at 4:30pm to discuss the Company's first fiscal quarter financial results.

The Company also reported the following financial and operational achievements:

First Quarter Fiscal 2010 vs. First Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results

Revenue was $2.7 million, a decrease of $.4 million compared to $3.1 million for the first quarter of 2009. The decrease in revenue for the first quarter of 2010 was due to a decrease of $.4 million in medical device products sales to $2.1 million. Reduced sales of the Company's Lysonix(TM) Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction, SonaStar® Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator and Autosonix® Cutting and Coagulating System were partially offset by an increase in sales of the SonicOne® Wound Debridement System and Bone Scalpel(TM).

Net loss from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2010 was $1.2 million, or $.17 per share, compared to income from continuing operations of $108,000, or $.02 per share, for the first quarter of 2009. During the first fiscal quarter 2010, the Company sold all of its issued and outstanding share capital of Labcaire for an aggregate consideration consisting of (i) a cash payment of $3.6 million, (ii) a promissory note in the amount of $1 million payable over 4 years and (iii) commissions on certain Labcaire sales and licenses made through December 13, 2013 not to exceed $1 million in the aggregate. The Company reported a net loss for the first quarter of 2010, including the income from discontinued operations of $448,000, or $.06 per share of $776,000, or $.11 per share compared to net income of $320,000, or $.05 per share, for the first quarter of 2009.

At September 30, 2009, the Company had approximately $5.7 million in cash as compared to $3.4 million in cash as of June 30, 2009.

Commenting on Misonix's financial and operating results, Michael A. McManus, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our first quarter results showed the continuing effect of the difficult global economic conditions as both Misonix and its partners experienced slower sales. We believe our new product launches and new direct and indirect sales force organization will be successful in growing sales going forward. Our sales force enables us to better control both our sales and margin while also building the Misonix brand as a world leader in Ultrasonic surgical devices.

"Both the Bone Scalpel(TM) for spinal surgery and the SonicOne for wound cleansing and debridement are developing good traction in the market place. We believe the initiatives being implemented with our distribution partners will result in stronger growth for our products in both the cosmetic surgery and neuro surgery markets.

"The transactions we successfully completed over the past few months have created a more focused surgical company, with a stronger balance sheet. These steps, combined with the establishment of a new direct sales force and broad based international distribution, will be key contributors to our future growth."

Conference Call/Webcast Information

Misonix management will host a conference call and webcast on Monday, November 16, 2009 at 4:30 pm ET to discuss the Company's first quarter fiscal 2010 financial results.

The conference call will be broadcast live via the Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site at www.misonix.com. Alternatively, participants may join the conference call by dialing (866) 711-8198 (domestic) or (617) 597-5327 (international) and entering access code 95855392, a few minutes before the start of the call.

For those unable to attend the live results broadcasts, a recording of the live-call will be available approximately 2 hours after the event through November 23, 2009. The dial-in number to listen to the recording is (888) 286-8010 or (617) 801-6888. The replay access code is 44023008. The call will also be archived on the Company's website for at least 90 days.

About Misonix:

Misonix, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSON) designs, develops, manufactures and markets therapeutic ultrasonic medical devices and laboratory equipment. Misonix's therapeutic ultrasonic platform is the basis for several innovative medical technologies. Addressing a combined market estimated to be in excess of $3 billion annually; Misonix's proprietary ultrasonic medical devices are used for wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery, and other surgical and medical applications. Additional information is available on the Company's Web site at www.misonix.com.

With the exception of historical information contained in this press release, content herein may contain "forward looking statements" that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. These factors include general economic conditions, delays and risks associated with the performance of contracts, risks associated with international sales and currency fluctuations, uncertainties as a result of research and development, acceptable results from clinical studies, including publication of results and patient/procedure data with varying levels of statistical relevancy, risks involved in introducing and marketing new products, potential acquisitions, consumer and industry acceptance, litigation and/or court proceedings, including the timing and monetary requirements of such activities, the timing of finding strategic partners and implementing such relationships, regulatory risks including approval of pending and/or contemplated 510(k) filings, the ability to achieve and maintain profitability in the Company's business lines, and other factors discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. The Company disclaims any obligation to update its forward-looking relationships.

-- On August 5, 2009, we closed the transaction for the sale of our Labcaire Systems Ltd. subsidiary ("Labcaire") to PuriCore International, Limited for up to $5.6 million. -- On October 2, 2009, we closed a transaction for the sale of substantially all of the assets of Sonora to Medical Imaging Holdings, Inc. for a cash payment of $8 million which is reported as assets held for sale on the Company's Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2009.

SOURCE Misonix, Inc.

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