NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Biostar" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: BSPM) today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2009.
The Company reported revenue of $7,447,664 for the quarter ended March 31, 2009 as compared to $6,810,259 during the first quarter of 2008. Net Income for the first quarter 2009 was $1,829,032, or $0.08 per share on a fully diluted basis, versus $1,821,130, or $0.08 per share, respectively, for 2008.
The increase in revenue reflects an increase in sales for four of Biostar's five state approved drugs. The sales in the four products increased mainly due to the continued implementation of the "Blue Sea" project which markets directly to consumers in the PRC's rural area through retail pharmacies.
Net income did not increase at the same rate as sales did, primarily due to the increase in Selling General and Administrative ("SG&A") expenses as a percentage of sales. SG&A accounted for 33% of sales in the first quarter of 2009 as compared to 30% for the first quarter of 2008, which reflects an increase in staff and marketing budget and expenditure which is expected to benefit the Company's sales effort going forward. This increase in SG&A was partially offset by a decrease in the cost of raw materials, as the Sichuan Province is recovering from the devastating earthquake of 2008, and herbal supplies from the province and their prices have returned to their normal levels.
Ronghua Wang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated,
"I am pleased that we have been able to report continued growth in revenues as
we implement our plans to establish Biostar as a leading provider of
over-the-counter and prescription treatments for disease and chronic
conditions throughout the People's Republic of China. The investments we are
making in marketing, staff and i
|SOURCE Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
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