Food Technology Service, Inc. (Nasdaq:VIFL) had revenues of $925,654 during the third quarter of 2012 compared to revenues of $1,011,650 for the same period in 2011. This is a decrease of approximately 8.5 percent. The Company had income before taxes during the third quarter of 2012 of $331,687 compared to income before taxes of $416,825 during the third quarter of 2011. This is a decrease of approximately 20.5 percent. For the first nine months of 2012, the Company had revenues of $2,996,094 and income before taxes of $1,187,361. Revenues during the first nine months of 2011 were $2,782,249 and the Company had income before taxes of $1,085,513. Revenues increased by about 7.7 percent and income before taxes increased by approximately 9.5 percent in the nine months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.
The Company’s statement of operations reflects non-cash deferred income tax expense for the third quarter of 2012 in the amount of $125,200. This resulted in net income during the third quarter of 2012 of $206,487 versus net income of $259,625 during the same period in 2011, a decrease of 20.5 percent. Similarly, the Company’s statement of operations reflects non-cash deferred income tax expense for the first nine months of 2012 in the amount of $448,300. This resulted in net income of $739,671 during the first nine months of 2012 versus $700,013 during the same period of 2011. This is an increase of approximately 5.7 percent.
Food Technology Service, Inc. CEO Dr. Richard Hunter said, “Our third quarter revenues decreased primarily due to lessened demand by a medical customer. I believe this issue was largely confined to one month in the third quarter and does not represent a longer term decrease in their demand.”
Food Technology Service, Inc. provides irradiation services for medical products, food items and consumer goods to enhance the safety of those products. The Company is certified to ISO 13485:2003 standards for the provision of radiation sterilization services for medical devices.
Except for historical matters contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect assumptions and involve risk and uncertainties that may affect business and prospects and cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements.
Richard G. Hunter Ph.D., 863-425-0039
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