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Atrion Reports Third Quarter Results

November 8, 2021 GMT

ALLEN, Texas, Nov. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atrion Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRI) today announced its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Revenues totaled $42.9 million compared to $33.8 million for the same period in 2020. Net income for the third quarter of 2021 totaled $8.3 million, an increase of $1.1 million compared to $7.2 million for the same period in 2020, with diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of 2021 at $4.58 compared to $3.95 for the third quarter of 2020.

Commenting on the results for the third quarter, David Battat, President and CEO, stated, “We have spent this year focusing on expanding our customer base, increasing business with existing customers by providing seamless deliveries in the face of global supply chain shortages, and investing to further improve quality and manufacturing efficiency.” Mr. Battat added, “Thanks to these efforts, along with the gradual resumption of surgeries and procedures at hospitals and physician offices, I am especially pleased to report that in the just-ended third quarter revenues were up 27% compared to the third quarter of 2020, with every major product category showing improvements.”


Mr. Battat continued, “Our results were favorably impacted by a 42% increase in Cardiovascular revenues compared to the third quarter of 2020 when many surgeries were postponed due to COVID-19. Excluding Cardiovascular, our revenues from all other major products were up 19% compared to last year’s third quarter.” Mr. Battat added, “Although this 42% increase was extraordinary, we believe our Cardiovascular products are well positioned for solid growth. After several years of R&D investments, we have brought highly innovative new products to the market over the past year for both minimally invasive balloon-based procedures as well as open heart surgeries. With an aging population, we expect this area to provide significant long term growth, albeit at a more modest pace than that reflected in the above quarter-to-quarter comparison.”

Mr. Battat continued, “I am pleased to report that, after extensive planning, we have begun construction to expand one of our facilities to meet anticipated capacity needs. This project will increase the Company’s overall manufacturing space by about a third.”

Addressing the outlook for the remainder of the year, Mr. Battat said, “We are experiencing higher costs for wages, labor, and raw materials as evidenced by our gross profit margins dropping to 41% in the current-year period from 44% in last year’s third quarter. Despite these higher costs, we continue to expect increases in revenue and operating income of approximately 25% in fourth quarter of this year compared to fourth quarter 2020.


Cash and short and long term investments totaled $78.1 million as of September 30, 2021, following the purchases of 10,705 shares of our common stock in the third quarter at an average price of $607 per share, for a total cost of $6.5 million.”

Atrion Corporation develops and manufactures products primarily for medical applications. The Company’s website cite

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 growth in Cardiovascular products, increase in manufacturing space, and increases in revenue and operating income in the fourth quarter of 2021. 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.           

Contact:Jeffery Strickland
 Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 (972) 390-9800

(In thousands, except per share data)

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
  2021   2020   2021   2020 
Revenues$                42,855  $                33,785  $        124,716  $        115,348 
Cost of goods sold                 25,065                   18,887                   72,720                   63,114 
        Gross profit                 17,790                   14,898                   51,996                   52,234 
Operating expenses                 8,312                   7,315                   23,792                   22,891 
        Operating income                 9,478                   7,583                   28,204                   29,343 
Interest and dividend income                 281                   303            680            1,161 
Other investment income (loss)                 (173)                   678            852            5 
Other income                  --                    --            67            -- 
Income before income taxes                 9,586                   8,564                   29,803                   30,509 
Income tax provision                 (1,309)                  (1,321)                  (4,875)                  (5,764)
        Net income$                8,277  $                7,243  $                24,928  $                24,745 
Income per basic share$                4.59  $                3.96  $                13.71  $                13.46 
Weighted average basic shares outstanding                 1,803                   1,829                   1,818                   1,839 
Income per diluted share$                4.58  $                3.95  $                13.68  $                13.42 
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding                 1,806                   1,834                   1,822                   1,844 


(In thousands)

 Sep 30, Dec. 31,
ASSETS 2021  2020
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$        23,656 $        22,450
Short-term investments         29,590          19,258
Total cash and short-term investments         53,246          41,708
Accounts receivable         25,221          16,445
Inventories         47,307          50,298
Prepaid expenses and other         7,992          3,868
Total current assets         133,766          112,319

Long-term investments
         24,898          46,207

Property, plant and equipment, net
         97,069          94,935
Other assets         13,201          13,429
 $        268,934 $        266,890
Current liabilities         14,816          13,636
Line of credit         --          --
Other non-current liabilities         14,839          12,812
Stockholders’ equity         239,279          240,442
 $        268,934 $        266,890