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SOURCE Ergoresearch Ltd
Fiscal 2014 ? Second quarter highlights:
LAVAL, QC, Feb. 27, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Ergoresearch Ltd (TSXV: ERG) - based in Laval and mainly known under the Clinique du pied Équilibre, Orthoconcept and now Laboratoire Langelier banners - announced today its second quarter results for the period ended December 31, 2013. All figures quoted are in Canadian dollars.
Financial results analysis takes into consideration the acquisitions of Victhom Human Bionics inc. on April 26, 2013, Laboratoire M.P. Langelier, LL Customs Inc., 2947-9052 Québec Inc. and Laboratoire M.P. Langelier/Lanoue Inc. on January 22 2013 (effective January 01 2013).
Fiscal 2014 second quarter revenues totaled $4,489,330 a 74.9% increase compared to an amount of $ 2,566,840 for the period ended December 31, 2012. Increased sales were primarily due to the following factors:
Operating income amounted to $491,682 in the second quarter of the 2014 fiscal year, compared to $357,246 for the period ended December 31, 2012. The adjusted operating income taking into account the extraordinary and non-recurring items of $115,137, reached $606,819 a 69.9 % increase over last year. The depreciation charge included in this result was $250,471 for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 compared to $75,844 for the same period last year;
For the second quarter of fiscal year 2014, the net income after tax expenses reached $226,963, compared to $188,134 for the same period in fiscal year 2013. This increase is mainly attributed to an increase in specialty orthotic products, including the OdrA, a product launched in fiscal year 2013.
Income tax expense amounted to $139,008 of which an amount of $123,150 had no cash flow incidence on the Corporation. This amount reduced the fiscal attributes available to the Corporation These fiscal attributes were recognized as deferred income taxes assets during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013.
Ergoresearch and its subsidiaries are pursuing their objective of sustained growth, the outcome of a carefully executed business strategy. "The launch of the patented OdrA orthotic device is positive and this product, under an exclusive Canadian distribution licensing agreement, is well received among both patients and the medical community." Today, the Corporation is in a promising position to execute the next steps in its growth strategy. "We will take advantage of the next few months to accelerate product promotion (including the OdrA orthotic device) and we will continue to look for additional acquisition opportunities." says Ergoresearch President and CEO, Mr. Sylvain Boucher
Ergoresearch has developed the most important network of orthotics clinics in Québec, with over one hundred clinics and satellite centres flying under the banners of Clinique du pied Équilibre, Orthoconcept, Podotech and Langelier Orthèses Chaussures. The Corporation owns patents in the field of bionics, including intellectual property for the Power Knee, the world's only motor-powered prosthesis with artificial intelligence designed for above-knee amputees and is a leading manufacturer and trend-setter of software, "intelligent" foot orthotics and specialty orthotics dedicated to the orthopedics market.
Ergoresearch has also developed and commercialized Expert-Fit™, the first robotized custom-fit orthotics manufacturing software program of its kind, launched the first Living Lab in Canada for knee osteoarthritis and more recently, a new world-patented orthotic device called the OdrA, that revolutionizes the treatment of pain associated with knee OA. Ergoresearch Ltd is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) under the symbol ERG.
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