CEO CommentsHarold A. ("Hal") Hurwitz, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "It is good to report profitable operating results again. Certainly, one quarter does not create, nor imply, a trend. Even so, the operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 reflect the long, painful, and now rewarding process of right-sizing our cost footprint to our current revenue base."
"Without question, achieving the goal of a rebuilt revenue base is still ahead of us, and we maintain our focus on that goal. During the quarter ended September 30, 2013, we continued to make significant progress on engineering projects, with a goal to deliver to our customers in late fiscal 2014 or early fiscal 2015 a next-generation platform for powered surgical instruments in which we will retain significant intellectual property rights. In addition, we have several active proposals in the hands of existing and prospective customers for similar such projects."
"Also during the quarter, we continued engineering work in collaboration with an existing customer on a contract manufacturing project related to a new surgical system, the development phase of which is also expected to culminate in the late fiscal 2014 or early fiscal 2015 time frame."
"Fiscal 2014 marks the first year in which the full effect of our cost reduction efforts of the past year will be reflected in our results. This said, our efforts in cost reduction and control are not yet complete. Nonetheless, year-over-year stability of gross margins despite lower sales volumes, together with year-over-year decreases of 66% in selling expenses, 25% in general and administrative expenses, and 8% in research and dev
|SOURCE Pro-Dex, Inc.|
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