OLDSMAR, Fla. – April 14, 2016 – Cryo-Cell International, Inc. (OTC:QB Markets Group Symbol: CCEL) (the “Company”), the world’s first private cord blood bank to separate and store stem cells in 1992, announced results for the fiscal first quarter ended February 29, 2016.
Consolidated revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 were $5.2 million compared to $4.8 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, a 6% increase. The revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 consisted of $5.0 million in processing and storage fee revenue and $132,000 in product revenue compared to $4.7 million in processing and storage fees and $169,000 in licensee income for the first quarter of fiscal 2015.
The Company reported a net loss for the three months ended February 29, 2016 of approximately ($123,000), or ($0.01) per basic share compared to net income for the three months ended February 28, 2015 of $286,000, or $0.03 per basic and diluted share. The net loss for the three months ended February 29, 2016 principally resulted from a 23% increase in selling, general and administrative expenses and a 6% increase in cost of sales. This was partially offset by a 6% increase in revenues. The increase in selling, general and administrative expenses is primarily due to a $385,000 or 34% increase in selling and marketing expenses of which $250,000 is related to the implementation of a new consumer marketing campaign and an increase of $235,000 in professional fees.
Cash and Cash Equivalent Position
At February 29, 2016, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $3.6 million. The Company’s cash decreased by $570,000 during the first three months of fiscal 2016, primarily as a result of $188,000 of cash used to purchase property and equipment and marketable securities and $408,000 used for stock repurchase offset by $101,000 of cash provided by operations.
About Cryo-Cell International, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Cryo-Cell International, Inc. is the world's first private cord blood bank. More than 500,000 parents from 87 countries trust Cryo-Cell to preserve their family members' stem cells. Cryo-Cell's mission is to provide clients with state-of-the-art stem cell cryopreservation services and support the advancement of regenerative medicine. Cryo-Cell operates in a facility that is FDA registered, cGMP-/cGTP-compliant and is licensed in all states requiring licensure. Besides being AABB accredited as a cord blood facility, Cryo-Cell is also the first U.S. (for private use only) cord blood bank to receive FACT accreditation for adhering to the most stringent cord blood quality standards set by any internationally recognized, independent accrediting organization. In addition, Cryo-Cell is ISO 9001:2008 certified by BSI, an internationally recognized, quality assessment organization. Cryo-Cell is a publicly traded company, OTCQB:CCEL. For more information, please visit www.cryo-cell.com.
Statements wherein the terms “believes”, “intends”, “projects”, “anticipates”, “expects”, and similar expressions as used are intended to reflect “forward-looking statements” of the Company. The information contained herein is subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated in such forward-looking statements or paragraphs, many of which are outside the control of the Company. These uncertainties and other factors include the success of the Company’s global expansion initiatives and product diversification, the Company’s actual future ownership stake in future therapies emerging from its collaborative research partnerships, the success related to its IP portfolio, the Company’s future competitive position in stem cell innovation, future success of its core business and the competitive impact of public cord blood banking on the Company’s business, the Company’s ability to minimize future costs to the Company related to R&D initiatives and collaborations and the success of such initiatives and collaborations, the success and enforceability of the Company’s menstrual stem cell technology license agreements and umbilical cord blood license agreements and their ability to provide the Company with royalty fees, the ability of the reproductive tissue storage to generate new revenues for the Company and those risks and uncertainties contained in risk factors described in documents the Company files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and any Current Reports on Form 8-K filed by the Company. The Company disclaims any obligations to subsequently revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements.