Kinderhook, N.Y., November 18, 2021 – American Bio Medica Corporation (OTCQB: ABMC) today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021. 

Chief Executive Officer Melissa A. Waterhouse stated, “We are encouraged by the fact that when compared to the second quarter 2021, sales actually increased 16.1% in the third quarter 2021. This increase is a result of our drug testing markets continuing to return to normal, increased contract manufacturing sales from our current customers, stabilized clinical sales and higher sales of rapid Covid-19 tests as a result of new products we started to offer within the last few months. At the end of the third quarter, we had open sales orders of ABMC drug tests in the amount of $336,000 due to continued delays in our supply chains but, we are taking whatever steps possible to mitigate the increased lead times. As of today, our open sales order levels have decreased to a more reasonable level.”

“Net sales declined 30.5% in the third quarter 2021 when compared to the third quarter 2020 and 49.3% when comparing the nine months periods in 2021 and 2020; the primary reason for the decline in both periods was decreased sales of Covid-19 rapid tests.  Operating expenses decreased slightly when comparing both the three and nine month periods in 2021 to the three and nine month periods in 2020. Barring any unexpected expense, we believe this level of operating expenses will continue as we closely examine all expenses so they remain in line with sales.”

“Our PPP loan (in the amount of $332,000) was forgiven in August 2021. In the third quarter 2021 we began claiming the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) and this resulted in other income in the amount of $44,000 in the third quarter 2021. In addition, we have filed amended quarterly tax returns to claim refunds related to the ERC for the first, second and part of the third quarter 2021 and this resulted in other income in the amount of $537,000 in the third quarter 2021. Provided the amended returns are accepted as filed (which we have no reason to believe they will not be), we are hopeful we will start receiving funds starting in late 2021.”

Waterhouse concluded, “From a sales perspective, considering sales to date in the current quarter and what we are expecting to ship in the fourth quarter 2021, we believe a second consecutive quarter of sales growth is possible in 2021. Contract manufacturing sales have already increased when comparing year-to-date 2021 with year-to date in 2020 and we still have more orders that are expected to ship in 2021. Based on current information, there is potential for contract manufacturing sales to further increase into 2022.”

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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. ABMC also provides contract manufacturing services related to certain infectious diseases; such as malaria and RSV and, distributes rapid tests to detect Covid-19 antibodies and rapid Covid-19 antigen tests.

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, future sales and profit levels of the rapid antibody test,  RT-PCR test and rapid antigen test for Covid-19 that we are distributing, product development, compliance with regulatory requirements, including but not limited to our ability to obtain marketing clearance on our product for our intended markets, 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, 2020, 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.

 (financial tables follow)

Condensed Statements of Operations
For the threeFor the threeFor the nineFor the nine
months endedmonths endedmonths endedmonths ended
September 30, 2021September 30, 2020September 30, 2021September 30, 2020
Net sales$614,000$883,000$1,709,000$3,370,000
Cost of goods sold429,000648,0001,284,0002,362,000
Gross profit185,000235,000425,0001,008,000
Operating expenses:
Research and development21,00024,00063,00077,000
Selling and marketing79,00089,000233,000408,000
General and administrative289,000294,0001,086,000951,000
Total operating expenses389,000407,0001,382,0001,436,000
Operating loss (204,000)(172,000)(957,000)(428,000)
Other income / (expense) 867,000(42,000)821,000(133,000)
Net income / (loss) before tax663,000(214,000)(136,000)(561,000)
Income tax expense0(2,000)(2,000)(2,000)
Net income / (loss)$663,000$(216,000)$(138,000)$$(563,000)
Basic & diluted income / (loss) per common share







Weighted average shares outstanding – basic and diluted




(Condensed Balance Sheets follow)

American Bio Medica Corporation
Condensed Balance Sheets
September 30,December 31, 
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents$41,000$98,000
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $5,000 at September 30, 2021 and $22,000 December 31, 2020

Inventory, net of allowance of $323,000 at September 30, 2021 and $279,000 at December 31, 2020

Tax Receivable – Employee Retention Credit537,0000
Prepaid expenses and other current assets31,000 104,000
Right of Use Asset – Operating Leases36,00035,000
Total current assets1,609,000 1,180,000
    Property, plant and equipment, net529,000576,000
    Patents, net102,000 108,000
    Right of Use Asset – Operating Leases14,00041,000
    Other assets21,000 21,000
Total assets$2,275,000 $1,926,000
Current liabilities
Accounts payable  $667,000 $577,000
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities468,000 620,000
Right of Use Liability – Operating Leases34,00033,000
Wages payable83,000 107,000
Line of credit446,000 277,000
PPP Loan0332,000
Current portion of long-term debt, net of deferred finance costs1,290,000           75,000
Total current liabilities2,988,000 2,021,000
    Long-term debt/other liabilities, net of current portion & deferred finance costs

    Right of Use Liability – Operating Leases13,00041,000
Total liabilities3,001,000 3,182,000
Stockholders’ Deficit:
Common stock449,000 377,000
Additional paid-in capital 22,313,00021,717,000
Accumulated deficit (23,488,000) (23,350,000)
Total stockholders’ deficit(726,000) (1,256,000)
Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit$2,275,000 $1,926,000