LIUZHOU CITY, Guangxi, China, May 21 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China BCT Pharmacy Group, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: CNBI), ("China BCT" or the "Company"), a leading pharmaceutical distributor, retail pharmacy, and manufacturer of pharmaceutical products in Guangxi Province, China, today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010.
First Quarter 2010 Highlights -- Revenue increased 5.2% to $34.0 million year over year -- Gross profit was up slightly year over year to $8.9 million -- Operating income decreased 11.5% to $6.2 million year over year -- GAAP net income was $4.2 million in the 2010 first quarter as compared to $5.0 million in the year ago quarter -- Excluding the non-cash, non-operating charge related to change in the fair value of warrant liabilities, non-GAAP adjusted net income was $4.5 million
"While we grew sales by leveraging our strong relationships with suppliers
and customers, a shift in product mix and significant investments in staffing
and marketing negatively affected our profit in the first quarter," commented
Mr. Hui Tian Tang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China BCT Pharmacy
Group, Inc. "We expect that these strategic investments in our business will
return substantial gains over time. As the Chinese government's health care
reforms expand, we are already seeing a growing number of our medi-care
pharmacy customers receiving state health insurance coverage. Further, our
recent acquisition of 48 retail pharmacy stores in Guangxi Province has
further expanded our retail footprint to strengthen our leadership in the
region and create new growth dri
|SOURCE China BCT Pharmacy Group, Inc.|
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