IKONICS Reports Strong Second Quarter And Six Months Results
DULUTH, Minn., July 29, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IKONICS Corporation (Nasdaq:IKNX), a Duluth based imaging technology company, announced today that second quarter 2010 sales increased by 12% over the second quarter of 2009 and that earnings increased by 134% to $0.17 per share. For the six months ended June 30, 2010, sales were up 8% and net income increased by 146% to $0.25 per share. The company's cash and short term investment balance increased to $2,678,000.
Bill Ulland, IKONICS CEO, said, "I'm pleased to report a continuation of our strong recovery from last year's recession. All segments of the company contributed to these improved quarterly results, with the export business and our new business initiatives being particularly key to the improved financial results.
"I am optimistic that our new business initiatives will continue to generate sales increases for some time. As demonstrated by the second quarter results, our cost structure allows sales increases to have a very positive impact on profits."The IKONICS Corporation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5654 This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding sales, gross profits, net earnings, and new products and businesses that involve risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially as a result of domestic and global economic conditions, competitive market conditions, acceptance of new products, the ability to identify and make suitable acquisitions, the ability to control costs without impacting growth as well as the factors described in the Company's Form s 10-K, and 10-Q, and other reports on file with the SEC.
|CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|For the Three Months and Six Months Ended June 30, 2010 and 2009|
|Three Months Ended||Six Months Ended|
|Cost of goods sold||2,418,296||2,329,999||4,619,078||4,487,897|
|Income from operations||502,786||204,670||625,488||221,120|
|Gain on sale of investment||--||9,631||--||29,762|
|Income before income taxes||506,672||216,351||632,893||253,002|
|Income tax expense||163,400||69,603||141,280||53,119|
|Earnings per common share-diluted||$0.17||$0.07||$0.25||$0.10|
|Average shares outstanding-diluted||1,974,158||1,973,514||1,970,587||1,981,677|
|Condensed Balance Sheets|
|As of June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||5,144,978||5,234,244|
|Intangible assets, net||310,656||345,540|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Deferred income taxes||162,000||162,000|
|Long term debt||--||--|
|CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW|
|For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2010 and 2009|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||$662,122||$733,433|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(932,518)||(629,304)|
|Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities||33,990||(123,844)|
|Net decrease in cash||(236,406)||(19,715)|
|Cash at beginning of period||1,304,586||901,738|
|Cash at end of period||$1,068,180||$882,023|
CONTACT: IKONICS Corporation News Contact: Bill Ulland, Chairman, President & CEO (218) 628-2217
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