HYDERABAD, India, Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuland Laboratories Ltd., (NSE: NEULANDLAB; BOM:524558) a pharmaceutical manufacturer providing active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), complex intermediates, and contract research and manufacturing services to customers located in 85 countries, today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2013, ended June 30, 2012.
"We are pleased that in the first quarter of the new fiscal year we reported the highest quarterly revenues in Neuland's history, increasing revenues by almost one-quarter compared to the comparable period last year," said D.R. Rao, Chairman and Managing Director of Neuland Labs. "We also made progress on our commitment to better manage our costs of production and overall expenses, enabling the company to more than double our after tax profits."
Revenues for the first quarter of FY 2013 were $23.3 million (1.28 billion INR*) compared to revenues in the first quarter of FY 2012 of $18.9 million (1.04 billion INR), an increase of 23%. The increase in revenues primarily reflects gains in sales of the company's products and services from its API, contract research and manufacturing and peptides synthesis businesses.
Neuland reported EBITDA of $2.83 million (155.71 million INR) in the first quarter of FY 2013, compared to EBITDA of $2.23 million (122.47 million INR) in the comparable period in FY 2012, an increase of 27%. After-tax profits in the first quarter of FY 2013 were $0.56 million (30.80 million INR), compared to after-tax profits of $0.16 million (8.59 million INR) in the first quarter of FY 2012, an increase of 261%.
"In seven of the last eight quarters, we have generated revenues of greater than one billion INRs (more than $18 million), and in the last two quarters our cumulative net profits were greater than $1.6 million. This consistent growth reflects the success of our new product launches, the increased profitability of our mature products and a significant upsurge in revenues from our contract manufacturing business," noted Sucheth R. Davuluri, Chief Executive Officer of Neuland Labs. "In addition, during the quarter we were honored when D.R. Rao, our founder and Chairman, was featured in a best-selling new book on India's new age entrepreneurs."
Neuland also reported that it is in the process of re-organizing its businesses in order to infuse more capital in a manner that will increase the focus on new product development, reduce costs and further de-leverage the balance sheet, thereby setting the stage for creating additional value for shareholders going forward. The company intends to provide additional information on these developments in the coming months.
For a complete set of Neuland's FY 2013 and FY 2012 financial data, visit http://neulandlabs.com/about/financials.html.
Neuland Laboratories is listed on India's National Stock Exchange under the symbol NEULANDLAB and on the Bombay Stock Exchange under code 524558 and the symbol Neuland.EO.
* = Indian rupees
About Neuland Labs
For over 25 years Neuland Labs has been at the forefront of supporting drug development through its consulting services and its cGMP contract and API manufacturing. The company is committed to research, supporting a state-of-the-art R&D operation. Neuland Labs scientists have developed more than 300 processes from bench scale to commercial production and filed more than 400 drug master files worldwide. Its manufacturing facilities are inspected and approved by the FDA and other leading regulatory agencies. Its record of quality manufacturing and reliability is highlighted by cGMP certifications that include the FDA, TGA, EDQM, German Health Authority, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 and OHSAS 18001. For more information, visit www.NeulandLabs.com
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