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Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. Reports Record First Quarter EPS Of $0.40 Vs. $0.29, Up 37.9%

Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE-PBH) today announced results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2014, which ended June 30, 2013, and updated its full year revenue estimate to reflect the Company's acquisition of Care Pharmaceuticals on July 1, 2013.

In addition to financial results reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), we have provided certain non-GAAP financial information in this release to aid investors in understanding the Company's performance. Each non-GAAP financial measure is defined and reconciled to its most closely related GAAP financial measure in the “About Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section at the end of this earnings release.

Revenues for the first fiscal quarter were $143.0 million. Excluding the $1.6 million impact from the sale of Phazyme® on the prior year, this quarter's results would have been 1.9% below the prior year's adjusted revenues of $145.8 million, or 2.7% below last year's reported sales of $147.0 million. These results reflect the transitional year the Company anticipated as a result of the return of competitive brands to the market and the impact of the divestiture of Phazyme.

Reported net income for the first fiscal quarter was $20.7 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, 41.2% higher than the prior year comparable quarter's results of $14.7 million, or $0.29 per diluted share. The prior year's net income would have been $17.9 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, were it not for transition and integration costs and other items associated with the acquisition of the GSK brands. The first fiscal quarter of 2014 included $0.4 million in items related to the acquisition of Care Pharmaceuticals. Excluding these items, net income would have been $21.1 million with no effect on earnings per share.

Gross profit for the first fiscal quarter was $83.5 million, in line with the comparable quarter's gross profit of $83.6 million. The Company reached a record gross margin of 58.4% in the first quarter of fiscal 2014 compared to 57.2% in the prior year comparable period. The year-over-year improvement in gross margin is a result of the higher proportion of revenue derived from the Over-the-Counter Healthcare (OTC) segment, as well as cost improvements.

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