ALLEN, Texas, May 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atrion Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRI) today announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.
Revenues for the first quarter of 2022 totaled $47.1 million compared to $39.2 million for the same period in 2021. For the quarter ended March 31, 2022, operating income was $10.3 million, up $1.3 million over the comparable 2021 period, and net income was $8.5 million, up $800 thousand over the same period in 2021. First quarter 2022 diluted earnings per share were $4.71 compared to $4.22 for the first quarter of 2021.
Commenting on the results for the first quarter of 2022 compared to the prior year period, David Battat, President and CEO, stated, "Revenues were up 20% and operating income was up 15%, despite the impact of the pandemic and higher costs due to supply and labor shortages. Net income was up by a smaller 10% due to weaker performance in our investment portfolio and higher taxes in the current-year quarter."
Mr. Battat added, "The three primary drivers of performance in the quarter were medical devices used in minimally invasive surgical procedures, consoles utilized in open heart surgeries, and components used to safely deliver therapeutics." Mr. Battat added, "The substantial expansion of one of our manufacturing facilities remains on track for completion in the summer of 2023, which will support ongoing projects to increase the number of new product launches as well as the expansion of markets for existing ones."
Mr. Battat concluded, "Cash and short and long term investments totaled $77.8 million after our purchase of 5,637 shares of the Company's stock at an average price of $611.41. We remain debt free."
Atrion Corporation develops and manufactures products primarily for medical applications. The Company's website is www.atrioncorp.com.
Statements in this press release that are forward looking are based upon current expectations and actual results or future events may differ materially. Such statements include, but are not limited to, Atrion's expectations regarding the benefits to be derived from the expansion of one of the Company's manufacturing facilities. Words such as "expects," "believes," "anticipates," "forecasts," "intends," "should", "plans," "will" and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained herein involve numerous risks and uncertainties, and there are a number of factors that could cause actual results or future events to differ materially, including, but not limited to, the following: the risk that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to lead to material delays and cancellations of, or reduced demand for, procedures in which our products are utilized; curtailed or delayed capital spending by hospitals and other healthcare providers; disruption to our supply chain; closures of our facilities; delays in training; delays in gathering clinical evidence; diversion of management and other resources to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak; the impact of global and regional economic and credit market conditions on healthcare spending; the risk that the COVID-19 virus continues to disrupt local economies and to cause economies in our key markets to enter prolonged recessions; changing economic, market and business conditions; acts of war or terrorism; the effects of governmental regulation; the impact of competition and new technologies; slower-than-anticipated introduction of new products or implementation of marketing strategies; implementation of new manufacturing processes or implementation of new information systems; our ability to protect our intellectual property; changes in the prices of raw materials; changes in product mix; intellectual property and product liability claims and product recalls; the ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; and the loss of, or any material reduction in sales to, any significant customers. In addition, assumptions relating to budgeting, marketing, product development and other management decisions are subjective in many respects and thus susceptible to interpretations and periodic review which may cause us to alter our marketing, capital expenditures or other budgets, which in turn may affect our results of operations and financial condition. The foregoing list of factors is not exclusive, and other factors are set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof, and we do not undertake any obligation, and disclaim any duty, to supplement, update or revise such statements, whether as a result of subsequent events, changed expectations or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
ATRION CORPORATION UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (In thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended March 31,
Cost of goods sold
Interest and dividend income
Other investment income (loss)
Income before income taxes
Income tax provision
Income per basic share
Weighted average basic sharesoutstanding
Income per diluted share
Weighted average diluted sharesoutstanding
ATRION CORPORATION CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands)