Medical Action Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCI), a supplier of medical and surgical disposable products, today reported results for the fiscal 2011 second quarter ended September 30, 2010.

Net sales for the fiscal 2011 second quarter were a record $85,948,000, an increase of $10,888,000, or 14.5%, above the $75,060,000 in net sales reported for the comparable three months of fiscal 2010. Net sales for the most recent quarter included $14,138,000 in custom procedure tray sales generated by AVID Medical, Inc. subsequent to its acquisition by Medical Action on August 27, 2010. Excluding the impact of the AVID transaction, Medical Action’s net sales for the three months ended September 30, 2010 were $71,810,000, representing a decline of $3,250,000, or 4.3%, from the comparable prior year period, but were also $5,014,000, or 7.5%, higher than net sales reported for the previous quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Net income for the fiscal 2011 second quarter was $469,000 or $.03 per basic and diluted share, versus $3,987,000 or $.25 per basic and diluted share reported for the comparable three months of fiscal 2010.

Net sales for the six months ended September 30, 2010 were $152,744,000, an increase of $6,997,000, or 4.8%, from the $145,747,000 in net sales reported for the comparable six months ended September 30, 2009. Net income for the six months ended September 30, 2010 was $965,000, or $0.06 per basic and diluted share, compared to the $7,637,000, or $0.48 per basic and diluted share, reported for the comparable six months of fiscal 2010.

“With the successful acquisition of AVID, our management team is now fully focused on executing our integration strategy,” said Chief Executive Officer and President Paul D. Meringolo. “With this transaction, we are addressing two important goals: expanding our product lines and significantly enhancing our sales capabilities, which should enable us to increase sales, grow margins and enhance cash flow. The addition of AVID’s custom procedure trays broadens our range of product offerings and establishes a greater clinical presence in both acute care facilities and surgery centers throughout the country. This expansion strengthens our position and relevancy within our markets and is another step forward in positioning Medical Action for future growth in our clinical and patient care product portfolios.”

“Although market conditions and customer ordering patterns remain unsettled – dynamics we expect will continue over the next several quarters – we remain optimistic that our ongoing efforts to revitalize the Company’s sales force should provide positive results in the near term,” Meringolo said. “We continue to manage the inflationary trends affecting raw material costs, principally from China-sourced products, and volatility in resin costs that have pressured our gross margins.” He noted that, among other highlights of the quarter, Medical Action announced on October 13, 2010 that it had been awarded a three-year contract with the Premier Healthcare Alliance, one of America’s leading health care supply contracting companies, for its IV Site Management products. This followed a June 2010 announcement that the Company had renewed a three-year, sole source national contract with Novation LLC, another of America's leading healthcare supply contracting companies, to provide patient bedside plastics and stainless steel products to the members of VHA Inc., the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and Provista, LLC.

Medical Action invites its shareholders and other interested parties to attend its conference call at 10:00 a.m. (ET) on November 3, 2010. You may participate in the conference call by calling (888) 334-3932 (domestic) or (973) 935-8511 (international); conference ID #17657341. The conference call will be simultaneously web cast on our website: www.medical-action.com. The complete call and discussion will be available for replay on our website beginning at 1:00 p.m. (ET) on November 3, 2010.

Medical Action is a diversified manufacturer and distributor of disposable medical devices and a leader in many of the markets where it competes. Its products are marketed primarily to acute care facilities in domestic and certain international markets. The Company has expanded its target market to include physician, dental and veterinary offices, out-patient surgery centers, long-term care facilities and laboratories. Medical Action’s products are marketed nationally by its direct sales personnel and extensive network of healthcare distributors. The Company has preferred vendor agreements with national and regional distributors, as well as sole and multi-source agreements with group purchasing organizations. Medical Action’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MDCI and is included in the Russell 2000 Index.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties regarding Medical Action’s operations and future results. Please see the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, the Company’s Form 10-K and Form 10-Qs, which identify specific factors that would cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.

MEDICAL ACTION INDUSTRIES INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
 

Three Months Ended

September 30,
   

Six Months Ended

September 30,

2010
  2009 2010   2009
 
 
Net sales $ 85,948 $ 75,060 $ 152,744 $ 145,747
Cost of sales   71,102   57,831   125,360   111,596
Gross profit 14,846 17,229 27,384 34,151
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses   13,597   10,243   23,748   20,632
Operating income 1,249 6,986 3,636 13,519
 
Interest expense 501 364 627 834
Interest income   (1)   (1)   (1)   (1)
 
Income before income taxes and extraordinary items 749 6,623 3,010 12,686
Income tax expense   280   2,636   1,149   5,049
 
Income before extraordinary items 469 3,987 1,861 7,637
Extraordinary loss (net of tax benefit of $559)  

-
  -   (896)   -
 
Net income $ 469 $ 3,987 $ 965 $ 7,637
 
Per share basis:
Basic
Income before extraordinary items $ 0.03 $ 0.25 $ 0.11 $ 0.48
Extraordinary loss $ - $ - $ (0.05) $ -
Net income $ 0.03 $ 0.25 $ 0.06 $ 0.48
 
Diluted
Income before extraordinary items $ 0.03 $ 0.25 $ 0.11 $ 0.48
Extraordinary loss $ - $ - $ (0.05) $ -
Net income $ 0.03 $ 0.25 $ 0.06 $ 0.48

MEDICAL ACTION INDUSTRIES INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(dollars in thousands)
 

September 30,

2010
 

March 31,

2010
ASSETS (Unaudited)
CURRENT ASSETS:  
Cash and cash equivalents $ 2,397 $ 5,641

Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts

of $798 at September 30, 2010 and $659 at March 31, 2010
29,624 18,294
Inventories, net 54,920 34,860
Prepaid expenses 2,865 1,109
Deferred income taxes 3,258 2,363
Prepaid income taxes - 785
Other current assets   1,379   396
 
Total current assets 94,443 63,448
 
Property, plant and equipment, net 54,956 39,816
Goodwill, net 110,733 80,699
Other intangible assets, net 43,212 14,457
Other assets, net   3,283   2,376
 
Total assets $ 306,627 $ 200,796
 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Accounts payable $ 15,416 $ 11,691
Accrued expenses 19,816 12,216
Income taxes payable 103 -
Current portion of capital lease obligation 73 -
Current portion of long-term debt   16,360   15,501
 
Total current liabilities 51,768 39,408
 
Deferred income taxes 27,624 15,932
Capital lease obligation, less current portion 13,838 -
Long-term debt, less current portion   69,237   2,734
 
Total liabilities   162,467   58,074
Commitments and Contingencies
Stockholders’ Equity
Common stock 40,000,000 shares authorized, $.001 par value; issued
and outstanding 16,347,003 shares at September 30, 2010 and
16,344,411 shares at March 31, 2010 16 16
Additional paid-in capital 33,058 32,585
Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(374

)
(374 )
Retained earnings   111,460   110,495
 
Total stockholders’ equity   144,160   142,722
 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 306,627 $ 200,796

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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