Third Quarter 2010 Results
During the third quarter of the 2010 fiscal year, net sales increased 47% to $23.3 million from $15.8 million a year ago. The increase was primarily driven by new customers in the bulk business, the opening of four new retail outlets, an adjustment of product mix, and overall higher demand across our product lines. Sales of retail products were $17.4 million, up 18% year-over-year. Sales of bulk additives were $5.9 million, representing a 429% increase compared to a year ago. Retail products and bulk additives contributed 74% and 26% to total net sales, respectively, compared to 93% and 7% contribution in the prior year quarter.
Gross profit for the quarter increased 47% to $16.5 million from $11.2 million in the same period the prior year, primarily due to an increase in overall sales volume. Gross margin was 71%, unchanged from a year ago.
Operating expenses were $6.4 million, compared to $4.7 million a year ago. As of December 31, 2009, the Company had a total of 111 retail outlets in operation compared with 107 outlets as of December 31, 2008.
Operating income increased 56% to $10.1 million from $6.5 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2009. Operating margin was 43%, compared to 41% a year ago, reflecting higher net sales and gross profit combined with lower operating expenses as a percent of sales.
Other income in the third quarter of 2010 totaled $2.7 million, most of
which was a non-cash gain in the change in fair value rela
|SOURCE China-Biotics, Inc.|
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