KINDERHOOK, N.Y. – November 14, 2016 – American Bio Medica Corporation (OTCPK: ABMC) today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016.

Chief Executive Officer Melissa A. Waterhouse stated, “We are continuing to take steps to halt the sales declines we have been experiencing for some time now but, admittedly organic growth in our industry is challenging. Additional product and service offerings and a reorganization and refocus of our sales and marketing department are underway. At the same time, we are reviewing other potential relationships that could enable ABMC to further broaden its product offerings and branch out into other markets.”

Waterhouse continued, “Gross profits were negatively impacted in the third quarter of 2016. Our gross profit was 43.1% of net sales in the third quarter of 2016 compared to 48.2% in the third quarter of 2015. This decline is a direct result of less strip production in the third quarter 2016 when expenses to manufacture remained flat. We do not expect further significant declines in gross profits. And finally, from an operational perspective, we will continue to be fiscally conservative and keep expenses in line with revenues.”

Financial Highlights

  • Net sales in the third quarter of 2016 were $1,417,000 compared to $1,590,000 in the third quarter of 2016, a decrease of 10.9%. Net sales in the nine months ended September 30, 2016 were $4,392,000 compared to net sales of $4,785,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2015, a decrease of 8.2%.
  • Operating loss was $60,000 in the third quarter of 2016 compared to an operating income of $61,000 in the third quarter of 2015. Operating loss was $136,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2016, compared to an operating loss of $80,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2015.
  • Net loss was $88,000 in the third quarter 2016, compared to a net loss of $2,000 in the third quarter of 2015. Net loss was $130,000 in both the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and September 30, 2015.

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About American Bio Medica Corporation

American Bio Medica Corporation manufactures and markets accurate, cost-effective immunoassay test kits, primarily point of collection tests for drugs of abuse. The Company and its worldwide distribution network target the workplace, government, corrections, clinical and educational markets. ABMC’s Rapid Drug Screen®, Rapid ONE®, RDS® InCup®, Rapid TOX® and Rapid TOX Cup® II test for the presence or absence of drugs of abuse in urine, while OralStat® tests for the presence or absence of drugs of abuse in oral fluids. ABMC’s Rapid Reader® is a compact, portable device that, when connected to any computer, interprets the results of an ABMC drug screen, and sends the results to a data management system, enabling the test administrator to easily manage their drug testing program.

This release may contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ, and such differences could be material. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to the following: continued acceptance of our products, increased levels of competition in our industry, acceptance of new products, product development, compliance with regulatory requirements, including but not limited to our ability to obtain marketing clearance on our OralStat product, intellectual property rights, our dependence on key personnel, third party sales and suppliers, trading in our common shares may be subject to “penny stock” rules, our history of recurring net losses and our ability to continue as a going concern. There can be no assurance that the Company will be successful in addressing such risks and uncertainties and the Company assumes no duty to update any forward-looking statements based upon actual results. Investors are strongly encouraged to review the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other periodic reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a discussion of risks and uncertainties that could affect operating results and the market price of the Company’s common shares.

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Condensed Statements of Operations
For the threeFor the threeFor the nineFor the nine
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Net sales$1,417,000$1,590,000$4,392,000$4,785,000
Cost of goods sold806,000823,0002,441,0002,543,000
Gross profit611,000767,0001,951,0002,242,000
Operating expenses:
Research and development28,00045,000136,000125,000
Selling and marketing275,000291,000827,000899,000
General and administrative368,000370,0001,124,0001,298,000
Total operating expenses671,000706,0002,087,0002,322,000
Operating income / (loss)(60,000)61,000(136,000)(80,000)
Other income / (expense)(27,000)(63,000)8,000(50,000)
Net loss before tax(87,000)(2,000)(128,000)(130,000)
Income tax expense(1,000)0(2,000)0
Net loss$(88,000)$(2,000)$(130,000)$(130,000)
Basic & diluted loss per common share$(0.00)$(0.00)$(0.01)$(0.01)
Weighted average shares outstanding – basic and diluted





American Bio Medica Corporation
Condensed Balance Sheets
September 30,December 31,




Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents$221,000$158,000
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $50,000 at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015



Inventory, net of allowance of $495,000 at September 30, 2016 and $432,000 at December 31, 2015



Prepaid expenses and other current assets61,00040,000
Total current assets2,559,0002,616,000
Property, plant and equipment, net844,000910,000
Patents, net70,00067,000
Other assets21,00014,000
Deferred finance costs – line of credit, net55,00079,000
Total assets$3,549,000$3,686,000
Current liabilities
Accounts payable305,000373,000
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities225,000212,000
Wages payable281,000292,000
Line of credit736,000777,000
Current portion of long-term debt75,00075,000
Total current liabilities1,622,0001,729,000
Other liabilities19,00038,000
Related party note0124,000
Long-term debt, net of current portion and deferred finance costs730,000834,000
Total liabilities2,371,0002,725,000
Stockholders’ Equity:
Common stock285,000260,000
Additional paid-in capital20,979,00020,656,000
Accumulated deficit(20,086,000)(19,955,000)
Total stockholders’ equity1,178,000961,000
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$3,549,000$3,686,000
American Bio Medica Corporation
Melissa A. Waterhouse
Chief Executive Officer
(800) 227-1243, Ext 107