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ROMEOVILLE, Ill., Nov. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nanophase Technologies Corporation (OTCQB: NANX), a leader in minerals-based and scientifically-driven health care innovations across various beauty and life science categories, protecting skin from environmental aggressors and aiding in medical diagnostics, today reported financial results for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2020.
Jess Jankowski, President and CEO, commented: “the third quarter continued our strong progress in profitably growing Nanophase. Our medical diagnostics materials for Covid-19-related applications continue to receive broad use during the global pandemic, while our fully formulated Solésence products have seen triple digit growth despite the challenges of 2020. Although our third major business segment, personal care ingredients, has experienced a sales downturn that we believe is related to the pandemic, our growth in total has been exceptional.”Third Quarter and YTD 2020 Financial HighlightsRevenue for the third quarter was $3.9 million, vs. $3.1 million for the same period in 2019. Revenue for the nine-month period was $12.3 million vs. $10.1 million for the same period in 2019. For the nine-month period of 2020:Net income for the quarter was $0.4 million in 2020, or $0.01 per share, compared to a net loss of $0.9 million, or $0.02 per share, for 2019.   Net income for the nine-month period was $0.8 million in 2020, or $0.02 per share, compared to a net loss of $2.0 million, or $0.06 per share, for 2019.We note that the PPP funding we received in the second quarter of 2020 is recorded on the balance sheet as a liability and has not had any impact on our income statement to date.The Company finished the quarter with approximately $1.1 million in cash and cash equivalents.
Jankowski continued, “Our gross profit and bottom line have improved nicely since the first quarter. This is a function of growing product volume, improvements in operational efficiency, and prudent cost-cutting. We expect these gains combined with a slight improvement in the personal care ingredients segment to result in the fourth quarter exceeding last year’s results.””The growth in our Solésence business is a validation of our beauty products strategy,” offered Kevin Cureton, Chief Operating Officer. “As expected, our two largest Solésence clients have each exceeded $1 million in revenue, while we have launched products with over a dozen different beauty and personal care brands, demonstrating the broadening of our customer base.”Jankowski added, “We are also honored to contribute to our national public health through the materials we make for use in medical diagnostics, and we are keenly aware of the suffering of our fellow citizens under current conditions. We remain committed to protecting our employees, their families, and our communities, as we work to provide essential products for the health and safety of those we serve.”Use of Non-GAAP Financial InformationNanophase believes that the presentation of results excluding certain items, such as non-cash equity compensation charges, provides meaningful supplemental information to both management and investors, facilitating the evaluation of performance across reporting periods. The Company uses these non-GAAP measures for internal planning and reporting purposes. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income or net income per share prepared in accordance with GAAP.About Nanophase Technologies
Nanophase Technologies Corporation (NANX), www.nanophase.com, is a leading innovator in minerals-based and scientifically-driven health care solutions across beauty and life science categories, as well as other legacy advanced materials applications. Leveraging a platform of integrated patented and proprietary technologies, the Company creates products with unique performance, enhancing consumers health and well-being. We deliver commercial quantity and quality engineered materials both as ingredients and as part of fully formulated products in a variety of formats.
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