Sales of the hepatitis A vaccine to the public market (including doses purchased by the Ministry of Health) accounted for 31% of total hepatitis A vaccine sales in the quarter. Sales of Bilive increased significantly during the quarter due to a successful marketing campaign. Sales revenues for 20,000 doses of Panflu (H5N1) to Macau and 586,000 doses of PANFLU.1 (H1N1) were booked during the third quarter of 2009.
Gross profit for the third quarter 2009 was $17.5 million, with a gross margin of 83%, compared to $7.1 million and a gross margin of 81%, for the same period of 2008. The gross margin was favorably impacted by the utilization of the Anflu production line to produce PANFLU.1 (H1N1) and Panflu (H5N1). The gross margin for the third quarter of 2009 increased from the gross margin of 81% reported in the third quarter of 2008 due to efficiencies resulting from expanded production volume of Bilive and increased utilization of the flu production line.
Total operating expenses for the third quarter of 2009 were $5.1 million, compared to $4.8 million in the comparative period in 2008. Selling, general and administrative expenses for the third quarter of 2009 were $3.5 million, compared to $3.8 million in the same period of 2008. SG&A expenses as a percentage of third quarter 2009 sales decreased to 17%, down from 43% during the prior year. The lower selling and administrative expenses as a percentage of revenue resulted from the increased economies of scale associated with the significant growth of sales.
Net research and development expenses for the third quarter 2009 were $1.4 million, compared to $812,000 in the same period of 2008. The increased R&D expenses in the thir
|SOURCE Sinovac Biotech Co., Ltd.|
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