"We actively exhibit at all the important drug expos in China, through which we build strong customer relationships. We continue to fulfill our promise to bring new drugs to the market and to reach out new customers," commented Dr. Zhongyi Liu. "In addition to one new prescription drug, Qingkailing Paotengpian, we are now offering new drugs to our national sales network for the treatment of acute suppurative tonsillitis, acute upper respiratory infection, pneumonia and high fever. We are also selling two new OTC drugs: (i) NINGXIN Yishen Oral Liquid, which improves immune system and sleep, and reduces fatigue, and (ii) Shuanghuanglian Oral Liquid, which is used to treat influenza symptoms. For the three new drugs we offered, we provided promotions with introduction meetings for customers and agents in Beijing, Anhui and Inner Mongolia. Currently, we are selling a total of 15 types of drugs through our wholesale channels nationwide."
For the six-month period ended June 30, 2009, total revenues were $25.5 million, a decrease of 18.1% from $31.1 million in the same period last year. Gross profit was $14.5 million, up 6.6% from gross profit of $13.6 million for the six months of 2008. Gross margin was 57.1%, compared to 43.8% for the first six months of 2008. Operating income was $9.5 million, compared to $4.3 million for the first six months of fiscal 2008.
Net income for the period was $8.4 million, an increase of 163% from $3.2 million in the same period last year. Earnings per share (diluted) for the first half of 2009 was $0.17, compared to $0.07 in the first half of 2008.
Improved cash flows from operating activities was $16.3 million, compared to $4.7 million in the first six months of 2008.
"We are very pleased with our bottom line growth and gross margin for the
first six months of 2009. We believ
|SOURCE Lotus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
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