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Allied Healthcare Net Falls on Manufacturing Delays

ST. LOUIS, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: AHPI) reported today that its net income for the third quarter ending March 31 fell 64 percent, from about $278,000 last year, or 4 cents per share, to about $100,000 in the current quarter, or 1 cent per share.

Sales for the third quarter increased by about $240,000 compared to the third quarter of the prior year. However, higher material and labor costs this fiscal year eroded margins and profits for the quarter.

For the first three quarters of the 2008 fiscal year ending March 31, Allied net income fell about 75 percent, from about $772,000 last year, or 10 cents per share, to about $193,000, or 2 cents per share this year.

Customer orders for the first three quarters of fiscal 2008 remained essentially flat compared to the previous period. However, actual sales declined by about $784,000, or about 1.8 percent, primarily because manufacturing delays slowed Allied shipments of some customer orders.

Allied's manufacturing problems led to eroded profit margins and reduced net income. Higher material and labor costs also pressured margins and net income. Allied was able to achieve a modest price increase of 0.8 percent. But that price relief could not offset the combined effects of manufacturing delays and higher costs.

Planned cost reduction efforts began to show positive effects in the last quarter, said Earl Refsland, Allied president and chief executive officer. The company will lower costs by bringing production of some products in house, he said. New investment in equipment is planned to help resolve the manufacturing throughput problem and reduce the cost of machined components.

Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of respiratory care products, medical gas equipment and emergency medical products used in a wide range of alternate care settings.

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Three months ended, Nine months ended,

March 31, March 31,

2008 2007 2008 2007

Net sales $13,943,852 $13,703,784 $41,671,485 $42,455,176

Cost of sales 10,779,631 10,251,494 32,428,408 31,966,606

Gross profit 3,164,221 3,452,290 9,243,077 10,488,570

Selling General

and administrative

expenses 3,013,413 3,003,928 8,988,810 9,286,343

Income from operations 150,808 448,362 254,267 1,202,227

Interest income (13,928) (25,844) (92,874) (82,071)

Other, net 9,241 9,328 35,504 (34,551)

(4,687) (16,516) (57,370) (116,622)

Income before

provision for

income taxes 155,495 464,878 311,637 1,318,849

Provision for

income taxes 55,824 187,198 118,421 546,381

Net income $99,671 $277,680 $193,216 $772,468

Net income

per share

- Basic $0.01 $0.04 $0.02 $0.10

Net income

per share

- Diluted $0.01 $0.03 $0.02 $0.10

Weighted average

common shares


- Basic 7,883,577 7,883,577 7,883,577 7,873,460

Weighted average

common shares


- Diluted 8,122,888 8,077,696 8,117,684 8,071,832




March 31, 2008 June 30, 2007


Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents $3,849,144 $3,638,870

Accounts receivable, net of allowances

of $340,000 and $460,000, respectively 7,146,268 7,251,767

Inventories, net 11,587,283 12,999,472

Other current assets 451,250 275,254

Total current assets 23,033,945 24,165,363

Property, plant and equipment, net 10,223,948 10,677,000

Goodwill 15,979,830 15,979,830

Other assets, net 559,100 496,127

Total assets $49,796,823 $51,318,320


Current liabilities:

Accounts payable $2,231,057 $3,040,313

Other accrued liabilities 2,254,815 2,508,820

Deferred income taxes 633,173 882,001

Deferred revenue 465,000 465,000

Total current liabilities 5,584,045 6,896,134

Deferred revenue 1,588,750 1,937,500

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders' equity:

Preferred stock; $0.01 par value;

1,500,000 shares authorized; no shares

issued and outstanding - -

Series A preferred stock; $0.01 par

value; 200,000 shares

authorized; no shares issued and

outstanding - -

Common stock; $0.01 par value;

30,000,000 shares authorized;

10,187,069 shares issued at

March 31, 2008 and June 30, 2007;

7,883,577 shares outstanding at

March 31, 2008 and June 30, 2007 101,871 101,871

Additional paid-in capital 47,498,432 47,441,163

Retained earnings 15,755,153 15,673,080

Less treasury stock, at cost;

2,303,492 shares at March 31, 2008

and June 30, 2007, respectively (20,731,428) (20,731,428)

Total stockholders' equity 42,624,028 42,484,686

Total liabilities and

stockholders' equity $49,796,823 $51,318,320

SOURCE Allied Healthcare Products, Inc.
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