Psychemedics Corporation Announces Second Quarter Profits DECLARES 15th YEAR OF CONSECUTIVE QUARTERLY DIVIDENDS

ACTON, Mass., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Psychemedics Corporation (NASDAQ: PMD) today announced second quarter financial results for the period ended June 30, 2011.  The Company also announced a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share payable to shareholders of record as of August 22, 2011 to be paid on September 2, 2011.  This will be the Company's 60th consecutive quarterly dividend.

The Company's revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 was $6.2 million versus $5.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2010, an increase of 15%.  Net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 was $1.1 million or $0.21 per diluted share, versus $873 thousand or $0.17 per diluted share, for the comparable period last year, an increase of 25%. The Company's revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2011 was $12.2 million, as compared to $9.9 million for the comparable period of 2010, an increase of 23%. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2011 was $2.0 million or $0.37 per diluted share, as compared to last year during which the Company earned $1.4 million or $0.26 per diluted share, an increase of 43%.

Raymond C. Kubacki, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said,

"Our second quarter results were strong, particularly since we were comparing against our highest growth quarter last year.  New business was exceptionally healthy in the quarter.  We continued to have robust margins including a 28% pre-tax margin. While we maintained tight cost control, we continue to make investments in sales and marketing.  

We continue to have a strong balance sheet with more than $4.6 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments and no long term debt.  Our directors share our confidence in the long-term future of Psychemedics and remain committed to rewarding shareholders and sharing the financial success of the Company with them as we move forward.  

Therefore, the Board has declared a $0.12 dividend for the quarter. This is our 60th consecutive quarterly dividend, which represents a major milestone of paying a dividend for the last 15 years straight. In addition, we continue to have a buyback program in place."

Psychemedics is the world's largest provider of hair testing for drugs of abuse with thousands of corporations relying on the patented Psychemedics drug testing services.  Psychemedics' clients include over 10% of the Fortune 500, some of the largest police departments in America and six Federal Reserve Banks.

The Psychemedics web site is www.psychemedics.com

Cautionary Statement for purposes of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:  From time to time, information provided by Psychemedics may contain forward-looking information that involves risks and uncertainties.  In particular, statements contained in this release that are not historical facts (including but not limited to statements concerning earnings, earnings per share, revenues, dividends, future business, growth opportunities, new accounts, customer base, market share, test volume and sales and marketing strategies) may be "forward looking" statements.  Actual results may differ from those stated in any forward-looking statements.  Factors that may cause such differences include but are not limited to risks associated with the expansion of the Company's sales and marketing team, development of markets for new products and services offered, the economic health of principal customers of the Company, government regulation, including but not limited to FDA regulations, competition and general economic conditions and other factors disclosed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

PSYCHEMEDICS CORPORATION

STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(UNAUDITED)







Three Months Ended



Six Months Ended


June 30,



June 30,


2011


2010



2011


2010



















Revenues

$6,227,785


$5,422,120



$12,227,524


$9,886,363

Cost of revenues

2,489,193


2,042,225



4,872,219


3,952,879










Gross profit

3,738,592


3,379,895



7,355,305


5,933,484



















Operating expenses:









  General & administrative

909,395


938,269



1,879,459


1,909,883

  Marketing & selling

950,178


751,746



1,964,295


1,375,377

  Research & development

121,053


125,429



263,504


247,911










Total operating expenses

1,980,626


1,815,444



4,107,258


3,533,171










Operating income

1,757,966


1,564,451



3,248,047


2,400,313

Interest income

1,812


6,306



4,017


14,482










Net income before provision for income taxes

1,759,778


1,570,757



3,252,064


2,414,795










Provision for income taxes

666,556


697,817



1,300,354


1,035,432










Net income

$1,093,222


$872,940



$1,951,710


$1,379,363










Basic net income per share

$0.21


$0.17



$0.37


$0.27










Diluted net income per share

$0.21


$0.17



$0.37


$0.26










Dividends declared per share

$0.12


$0.12



$0.24


$0.24










Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic

5,233,200


5,206,085



5,222,665


5,201,741










Weighted average common shares outstanding, diluted

5,241,510


5,219,845



5,231,790


5,212,949



PSYCHEMEDICS CORPORATION

BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)






June 30,


December 31,


2011


2010





ASSETS




Current Assets:




  Cash and cash equivalents

$2,618,313


$3,720,488

  Short-term investments

2,020,231


2,018,452

  Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts

5,055,636


3,905,821

      of $136,279 in 2011 and $119,295 in 2010




  Prepaid expenses and other current assets

839,790


700,822

  Deferred tax assets  

316,231


239,831





Total Current Assets

10,850,201


10,585,414





Fixed Assets:




  Equipment & leasehold improvements

12,275,884


11,730,866

  Less accumulated depreciation

(10,831,343)


(10,663,996)





Net Fixed Assets

1,444,541


1,066,870





Other Assets

179,425


114,037





Total Assets

$      12,474,167


$       11,766,321





LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY








Current Liabilities:




  Accounts payable

$411,632


$699,833

  Accrued expenses

1,502,162


1,302,370

  Deferred revenue

11,430


16,605





Total Current Liabilities

1,925,224


2,018,808









Shareholders' Equity:




  Preferred-stock, $0.005 par value, 872,521 shares authorized,




       no shares issued or outstanding

--


--

  Common stock, $0.005 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized




      5,903,552 shares issued in 2011 and 5,877,358 shares issued 2010

29,518


29,387

  Paid-in capital

27,868,608


27,764,992

  Accumulated deficit

(7,289,785)


(7,987,468)

  Less - Treasury stock, at cost, 665,345 shares in 2011 and 2010

(10,059,398)


(10,059,398)





Total Shareholders' Equity

10,548,943


9,747,513





Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

$12,474,167


$11,766,321



Contact:  
Neil Lerner
Vice President of Finance
(978) 206-8220
Neill@psychemedics.com

SOURCE Psychemedics Corporation



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