LAVAL, QC, Feb. 29, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Ergoresearch Ltd ("Ergoresearch" or "the Company based in Laval and known under the «Équilibre, orthèses et biomécanique» banner – announces its results for the second quarter ended on December 31, 2015. All dollar amounts in the present release are in Canadian currency.
Results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 ended this past December 31, 2015 totaled $3,968,890 decreasing by 3,1 % compared to revenues of $4,095,112 for the quarter ended December 31, 2014. This decrease is partly related to the following elements :
- The closure of a laboratory in the region of Laval whose activities and patient records were transferred to Equilibre Laval.
- Cosmetic imitations of ODRA brace appeared on the market this year and have led to some confusion in the medical community.
- The planned closure of the Home Care division (including electric scooters) located at our Laval laboratory.
Cash flow from operating activities amounted to $904,174 for the second quarter ended on December 31, 2015 compared to $275,917 for the same period last year.
Net profit after tax of the Corporation reached $376 for the second quarter of 2016 compared to $1,653 for the same period last year.
EBITDA reached $301,860 compared to $306,030 for the same period last year. Meanwhile, adjusted EBITDA of the Company amounted to $340,346 for the second quarter of 2016 compared to $306,030 for same quarter last year.
Mr. Sylvain Boucher, President and CEO stated:
"The Company has completed three major initiatives for the period ending June 30, 2015: Our current priorities and development plans include the following:
- Strengthened by our cash position, reactivate the exploration of potential acquisitions in Quebec and across Canada.
- Developing a multidisciplinary approach that unites "Équilibre" with dedicated orthopaedic health care professionals under one roof.
- Continuing to market the OdrA brace.
- Turning a profit from investment in our ERP-Health platform by increasing the group's efficiency and effectiveness.
- Continuing our investments in Research and Development (R&D)
Ergoresearch is a Canadian company that designs and manufactures cutting edge technologies for the orthopedic industry. The Company holds a portfolio of patents in the bionics field, including the intellectual property used in the Power Knee, the world's only motor-powered AI prosthesis for above-knee amputees. Ergoresearch designed and commercialized WebFit™, the first robotized custom-fit orthotics manufacturing software program and launched OdrA, a new category of orthotic that, with the action of its world-patented distraction-rotation action, revolutionizes the treatment of pain associated with knee osteoarthritis.
Ergoresearch owns the largest orthotics network in Quebec, now known as Equilibre. The Corporation is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the ERG symbol.
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SOURCE Ergoresearch Ltd
For further information: Sylvain Boucher, President and CEO - Ergoresearch Ltd., Tel.: 450-973-6700, ext. 213, [email protected]