Rochester Medical Reports Third Quarter Results

Friday, July 30, 2010 Corporate News
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STEWARTVILLE, Minn., July 29 Rochester Medical Corporation (Nasdaq: ROCM) today announced operating results for its third quarter ended June 30, 2010.

The Company reported record sales of $10,244,000 for the current quarter compared to $8,908,000 for the third quarter of last year. The Company also reported net income of $95,000 or $.01 per diluted share for the quarter compared to net loss of $77,000 or ($.01) per diluted share for the same period of last year.

The 15% increase in sales (17% on a constant currency basis) resulted from a 32% increase in Rochester Medical Branded Sales (35% on a constant currency basis), partially offset by a 16% decrease in Private Label Sales (16% decrease on a constant currency basis).

Net income adjusted for certain non-recurring unusual items and certain recurring non-cash expenses, or "Non-GAAP Net Income" for the current quarter was $428,000 or $.03 per diluted share compared to Non-GAAP Net Income of $245,000 or $.02 per diluted share for the third quarter of last year. The increase for the current quarter is primarily attributable to higher gross profit resulting from increased sales and higher gross margin, partially offset by increased investment in the Company's Sales and Marketing programs as part of our ongoing strategy to increase branded sales.

"We believe our emphasis on strategic growth of Rochester Medical® branded products is having a positive impact," said Anthony J. Conway, Company President and CEO. "Once again, the 32% overall branded growth is solid, and we continue to be pleased by the strong growth in sales of our MAGIC3(TM) Intermittent Catheters and StrataSI(TM) and StrataNF(TM) Foley Catheters. Our branded sales now make up nearly 75% of total sales."

Conway continued, "We have recently invested significantly in pilot introductory activities for the FemSoft Insert in both the United States and United Kingdom. This unique disposable device offers immediate relief for women dealing with the difficulties of urinary incontinence. While it is still too early to know the ultimate potential of this product in the marketplace, we are confident of its viability and believe it will become an integral part of our offering in both countries as we move forward."

Conway then added, "The future looks bright for Rochester Medical. We believe we will continue to show excellent growth going forward."

Rochester Medical has provided Non-GAAP Net Income in addition to earnings calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) because management believes Non-GAAP Net Income provides a more consistent basis for comparisons that are not influenced by certain charges and non-cash expenses and are therefore helpful in understanding Rochester Medical's underlying operating results. Similarly, constant currency represents reported sales with the cost/benefit of currency movements removed. Management uses the measure to understand the growth of the business on a constant dollar basis, as fluctuations in exchange rates can distort the underlying growth of the business both positively and negatively. While we recognize that foreign exchange volatility is a reality for a global company, we routinely review our company performance on a constant dollar basis, and we believe this also allows our shareholders to understand better our Company's growth trends.

Non-GAAP Net Income and constant currency are not measures of financial performance under GAAP, and should not be considered an alternative to net income or any other measure of performance or liquidity under GAAP. Non-GAAP Net Income and constant currency are not comparable to information provided by other companies. Non-GAAP Net Income and constant currency have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitution for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Reconciliations of Net Income and Non-GAAP Net Income, and reconciliations of sales under GAAP and sales on a constant currency basis, are presented at the end of this press release.

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" that are based on currently available information, operating plans and management's expectations about future events and trends. They inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted in such forward-looking statements, including the uncertainty of estimated revenues and profits, the uncertainty of current domestic and international economic conditions that could adversely affect the level of demand for the Company's products and increased volatility in foreign exchange rates, the uncertainty of market acceptance of new product introductions, the uncertainty of gaining new strategic relationships or locating and capitalizing on strategic opportunities, the uncertainty of timing of Private Label Sales revenues (particularly international customers), FDA and other regulatory review and response times, and other risk factors listed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports and filings, including, without limitation, the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2009 and reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

The Company will hold a quarterly conference call to discuss its earnings report. The call will begin at 3:30 p.m. central time (4:30 p.m. eastern time).

This call is being webcast by Thomson/CCBN and can be accessed at Rochester Medical's website at To listen live to the conference call via telephone, call:

Individual investors can listen to the call at, Thomson/CCBN's individual investor portal, powered by StreetEvents. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson's password-protected event management site, StreetEvents (

Rochester Medical Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets disposable medical catheters and devices for urological and continence care applications. The Company markets under its own Rochester Medical® brand and under existing private label arrangements.

For further information, please contact Anthony J. Conway, President and Chief Executive Officer or David A. Jonas, Chief Financial Officer of Rochester Medical Corporation at (507) 533-9600. More information about Rochester Medical is available on its website at

Domestic: 888.679.8040 International: 617.213.4851 Pass code: 97798974 Pre Registration: key.process?key=PG3QT3L6T Replay will be available for seven days at or via telephone at: Domestic: 888-286-8010 International: 617-801-6888 Pass code: 79705563

SOURCE Rochester Medical Corporation

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