TAMPA, Fla., March 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SRI/Surgical Express, Inc. (SRI Surgical) (Nasdaq:STRC), a leading provider of reusable surgical device reprocessing services supporting the healthcare industry, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011.
For the fourth quarter of 2011, SRI Surgical reported total revenue of $27,038,000, an increase of $656,000, or 2.5%, from the fourth quarter of 2010. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $257,000, or $0.04 per basic and diluted common share, compared to net income of $265,000, or $0.04 per basic and diluted common share, reported for the fourth quarter of 2010. Revenues for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 were $107,579,000 compared to $100,864,000 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010. The net loss for the year ended December 31, 2011 was $1,577,000, or $0.24 per basic and diluted common share compared to $1,560,000 or $0.24 per basic and diluted common share for the year ended December 31, 2010.
SRI Surgical's net loss for the year ended 2011 was impacted by $2,118,000 of increased expenses related to health insurance claims and commodity prices when compared to expenses incurred during 2010. The increased health insurance costs were attributable to $957,000 of increased claims for which SRI Surgical retains a portion of the liability under its health insurance program, while the impact from commodity price increases totaled $672,000 and $489,000 related to the Company's cotton towels and diesel fuel, respectively.
Gerald Woodard, Chief Executive Officer said, "Throughout 2011, the uncharacteristically high levels of health insurance costs and commodity prices had a dramatic impact on our overall performance. We are pleased with our 7% growth in revenues and we look to continue our revenue growth in 2012."
The Company continues its process of exploring and evaluating strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value, with the assistance of its financial advisor, McColl Partners, LLC, which it disclosed in its press release dated September 14, 2011. The Company is considering a range of options, including a full or partial sale, merger, or equity investment. There can be no assurance, however, that a transaction will result.
Quarterly Call Information
SRI Surgical will hold a teleconference call discussing its fourth quarter results on Monday, March 26, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To participate in the teleconference, please dial 888-679-8034 (International dial 617-213-4847) and enter the passcode 50975357. A live Webcast of the call will be available from the Investors section of the SRI Surgical Website at www.srisurgical.com. For those unable to participate in the teleconference, a replay of the call will be available from 8:00 p.m. March 26 until April 10, 2012, by dialing 888-286-8010 (International dial 617-801-6888) and using the passcode 94171162. A replay of the Webcast will also be available on the SRI Surgical Website.
About SRI Surgical
SRI Surgical (www.srisurgical.com) provides central processing and supply chain management services to hospitals and surgery centers across the United States. SRI Surgical serves hospitals and surgery centers in 25 states from 10 reprocessing facilities and four distribution centers located throughout the United States.
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The statements in this press release that are not historical, including statements regarding SRI Surgical's beliefs, expectations, and strategies, constitute "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause the differences are discussed in SRI Surgical's reports on Forms 10-Q, 10-K, and 8-K that the Company periodically files with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These factors include SRI Surgical's sales process and market acceptance of its products and services, SRI Surgical's capital needs, SRI Surgical's dependence on significant customers and suppliers, risks of a new product offering, risks that SRI Surgical may incur significant costs related to self-insurance retention levels for employee benefits and workers' compensation programs, and the competitive healthcare marketplace. SRI Surgical does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements in this press release. Copies of SRI Surgical's SEC filings, including its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, may be obtained by contacting SRI Surgical's investor relations department at (813) 891-9550 or at the Investors section of the SRI Surgical Website at www.srisurgical.com.
SRI/SURGICAL EXPRESS, INC.
Condensed Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
(unaudited)Twelve Months Ended
2011 2010 2011 2010
Revenues $ 27,038 $ 26,382 $ 107,579 $ 100,864
Cost of revenues 20,813 20,104 84,051 78,096
Gross profit 6,225 6,278 23,528 22,768
Distribution expenses 2,200 1,942 8,619 7,525
Selling and administrative expenses 3,708 3,936 16,159 16,362
Income (loss) from operations 317 400 (1,250) (1,119)
Interest expense 147 175 655 702
Other income (90) (91) (362) (361)
Income (loss) before income taxes 260 316 (1,543) (1,460)
Income tax expense 3 51 34 100
Net income (loss) $ 257 $ 265 $ (1,577) $ (1,560)
Basic income (loss) per common share $ 0.04 $ 0.04 $ (0.24) $ (0.24)
Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic 6,476 6,453 6,467 6,450
Diluted income (loss) per common share $ 0.04 $ 0.04 $ (0.24) $ (0.24)
Weighted average common shares outstanding, diluted 6,670 6,781 6,467 6,450
SRI/SURGICAL EXPRESS, INC.
Condensed Balance Sheets
December 31, 2011 December 31, 2010
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,862 $ 1,327
Accounts receivable, net 13,569 12,117
Inventories, net 4,357 3,398
Prepaid expenses and other assets 1,781 2,092
Reusable surgical products, net 18,619 17,369
Property, plant and equipment, net 24,053 25,405
Total assets $ 62,241 $ 61,708
Notes payable $ 9,320 $ 5,561
Accounts payable 9,156 8,768
Accrued expenses 4,198 4,135
Mortgage payable 3,565 3,780
Bonds payable -- 520
Total liabilities 26,239 22,764
Shareholders' equity 38,002 38,944
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 62,241 $ 61,708
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