Strong results for Ergoreseach Ltd in the first quarter of fiscal 2013
- 18.7% increase in earnings from operations (EFOs);
- 22% increase in operating income;
- EBITDA1 increased by 16.9% to reach $426,625 or 19.7% of sales;
- Cash flows generated from operating activities rose by 81.7% to $256,504;
- Cash on hand and temporary investments amounted to $2,597,321 as of September 30 2012.
LAVAL, QC, Nov. 29, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Ergoresearch Ltd (TSXV: ERG), while actively pursuing a growth strategy based on innovation and corporate acquisitions, is pleased to announce an increase in sales and profitability for the first quarter of the 2013 fiscal year. Sales have increased by 18.7% to $2,167,916, compared to $1,826,393 for the same quarter last year. Earnings before income taxes increased by 21.1% to $312,224 compared to $257,734 last year.
"The present financial results reflect the efficacy of our business plan and the strong abilities of our executive team," states Ergoresearch President and CEO, Sylvain Boucher. "Beyond solid growth in revenues and profits for this quarter, the launch of the OdrA Distraction−Rotation Orthotic Device on September 25 2012 remains the chief highlight in the first quarter. This new generation of orthotic device has the potential to revolutionize knee osteoarthritis treatment by relieving pain like no other treatment method other than knee replacement surgery. This innovation is patented and exclusively distributed across Canada by the Clinique du pied Équilibre and Orthoconcept laboratory networks, two subsidiaries of the Ergoresearch Ltd group," added Mr Boucher. "The healthcare sector is in full expansion and joint problems associated with an aging population present countless business opportunities. Ergoresearch is positioned to take advantage of just such opportunities," he concluded.
Ergoresearch has developed Quebec's leading network of orthotics clinics, with over 60 corporate and satellite centres under the Clinique du pied Équilibre and Orthoconcept banners. The leading manufacturer of "intelligent" foot orthotics and specialty orthotics, it is a trend-setter in creating durable medical equipment and software for the orthopedics market. Ergoresearch has developed and commercialized Expert-Fit™, the first robotized custom-fit orthotics manufacturing software program, launched the first Living Lab in Canada and more recently, a new generation of world-patented orthotic device called the OdrA, that revolutionizes the treatment of pain associated with knee osteoarthritis. Ergoresearch Ltd is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX-V) under the TSX-V Symbol: ERG.
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|1||We refer the reader to the notes in the section entitled "Selected Consolidated Financial Information" of the Management Report for quarter ended September 30 2012 for the definition of EBITDA.|
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