Dynatronics net sales decrease 2.9% in fourth quarter 2014

Dynatronics Corporation (NASDAQ: DYNT) today announced results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended June 30, 2014.

Net sales in the quarter decreased 2.9 percent to $7,056,367, compared to $7,263,639 in the same period of the prior year. Net loss for the quarter was $45,701 ($.02 per common share), compared to net loss of $73,089 ($.03 per common share) for the prior year. Net sales for the year ended June 30, 2014, decreased 7.1 percent to $27,444,223, compared to $29,538,275 in the prior year. Net loss for the year ended June 30, 2014, was $271,142 ($.11 per common share), compared to net loss of $44,371 ($.02 per common share) for the year ended June 30, 2013.

"Health care reform has continued to have a negative impact on our operations. Not only were we required to pay $160,000 in medical device excise taxes this past year accounting for 40% of our pre-tax losses, but the uncertainty among customers regarding delivery of care and reimbursement under the new paradigms of health care reform have significantly dampened any appetite for growth or expansion in our market," stated Kelvyn H. Cullimore Jr., chairman and president of Dynatronics. "We have observed a marked decline in the opening of new clinics and expansion of existing clinics over the past few years, which we attribute to the health care law changes. However, beginning in May 2014, we have seen a noticeable improvement in our market.

"The 2.9 percent reduction in Q4 sales is significantly better than the 12.5 percent decline in Q3," Cullimore continued. "This positive trend has continued into Q1 of fiscal year 2015, and as a result, we expect to show improved results for the quarter ending September 30, 2014, compared to the prior year period. This is due, in part, to improving market conditions. In addition, management has undertaken efforts to reduce expenses, expand our distribution channels by adding several new dealers and sales representatives, and emphasize sales of the new Dynatron ThermoStim Probe and other new products.

"In addition, during fiscal year 2014, we signed an exclusive sole-source agreement with Amerinet, one of the five largest group purchasing organizations, or GPOs, in the United States, to supply medical products to its acute care and alternate care members. Amerinet is one of the nation's leading healthcare GPOs, helping its members to reduce healthcare costs and improve healthcare quality. The three-year agreement with Amerinet became effective July 1, 2014."

Dynatronics also reported the August 8, 2014, sale of the land and building that currently houses its operations in Utah. The company is leasing back the premises. Net proceeds from the sale, after paying taxes and related selling costs, were used to reduce debt by $2.7 million and will allow Dynatronics to utilize its deferred tax assets.

"With the improving market conditions, expense reductions, the Amerinet contract, the introduction of the new ThermoStim probe, the expansion of our distribution channel and the sale of our building, we believe the company is well positioned to improve its operating results," concluded Cullimore.


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