FONAR Announces Fiscal 2019 2nd Quarter and Six Months Financial Results

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MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FONAR Corporation (NASDAQ-FONR), The ™, reported today its financial results for the 2nd Quarter of Fiscal 2019 and the six month period ended December 31, 2018. The Company’s two industry segments are: development, manufacturing and servicing of the FONAR , and management of 26 MRI centers through its subsidiary, Health Management Company of America (HMCA).

The Company’s popular UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ MRI scanner is the world’s only MRI scanner licensed under FONAR’s multiple UPRIGHT® MRI patents to scan all the patient’s body parts in their normal full weight-bearing UPRIGHT® position. FONAR has a substantial list of patents for the many features of the UPRIGHT® MRI which is unique for its ability to image the gravity sensitive regions of the human anatomy, especially the brain, extremities, spine and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow.

Income from Operations, for the six month period ended December 31, 2018, increased 9% to $11.5 million as compared to the six month period ended December 31, 2017, of $10.6 million.

Income from Operations, for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, increased 3% to $6.0 million, as compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2017, of $5.8 million.

Total Revenues – Net, for the six month period ended December 31, 2018, increased 6% to $41.9 million as compared to the six month period ended December 31, 2017, of $39.5 million.

Total Revenues – Net, for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 increased 5% to $21.2 million as compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2017, of $20.2 million.

Provision for Income Taxes for the six month period ended December 31, 2018, increased 208% to $2.3 million as compared to the six month period ended December 31, 2017, of $0.8 million, resulting from the re-evaluation of the need for a deferred tax valuation allowance and requirement to record a full tax provision for the six months December 31, 2018 in the amount of $2.3 Million.  

Provision for Income Taxes for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, increased 111% to $1.2 million as compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2017, of $0.6 million. Due to a re-evaluation of the need for a deferred tax valuation allowance, the Company was required to record a full tax provision for the quarter ending December 31, 2018 in the amount of $1.2 million.  

Net Income, for the six month period ended December 31, 2018, decreased 5% to $9.4 million, as compared to the six month period ended December 31, 2017, of $9.8 million. The decrease is due to a re-evaluation of the need for a deferred tax valuation allowance and requirement to record a full tax provision for the six months December 31, 2018 in the amount of $2.3 million, a 208% increase as compared to a tax provision of only $0.8 million for the six months ended December 31, 2017.

Net Income, for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, decreased 7% to $4.9 million, as compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2017, of $5.2 million. This decrease is also due to a re-evaluation of the need for a deferred tax valuation allowance and requirement to record a full tax provision.

Net Income Available to Common Stockholders, for the six month period ended December 31, 2018, decreased 13% to $6.4 million, as compared to the six month period ended December 31, 2017, of $7.4 million.  The decrease is due to a re-evaluation of the need for a deferred tax valuation allowance and requirement to record a full tax provision for the six months December 31, 2018 in the amount of $2.3 Million, a 208% increase as compared to a tax provision of only $0.8 million for the six months ended December 31, 2017.

Net Income Available to Common Stockholders, for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, decreased 15% to $3.3 million as compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2017, of $3.9 million. This decrease is also due to a re-evaluation of the need for a deferred tax valuation allowance and requirement to record a full tax provision.

Diluted Net Income per Common Share Available to Common Stockholders, for the six month period ended December 31, 2018, decreased 15% to $0.99 per share, as compared to the six month period ended December 31, 2017, of $1.16 per share. The decrease is due to a re-evaluation of the need for a deferred tax valuation allowance and requirement to record a full tax provision for the six months ended    December 31, 2018 in the amount of $2.3 million, a 208% increase as compared to a tax provision of only $0.8 million for the six months ended December 31, 2017.

Diluted Net Income per Common Share Available to Common Stockholders, for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, decreased 16% to $0.51 per share, as compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2017, of $0.61 per share. This decrease is also due to a re-evaluation of the need for a deferred tax valuation allowance and requirement to record a full tax provision.

Total Assets, at December 31, 2018, increased 4% to $122.9 million, as compared to $118.3 million at June 30, 2018.

Total Current Assets, at December 31, 2018, increased 10% to $73.6 million, as compared to $67.1 million at June 30, 2018.

Total Cash and Cash Equivalents, at December 31, 2018, increased 19% to $23.3 million, as compared to $19.6 million at June 30, 2018.

Total Liabilities, at December 31, 2018, were $13.0 million, as compared to $16.1 million at June 30, 2018.

Total Current Liabilities, at December 31, 2018, were $11.6 million, as compared to $14.6 million at June 30, 2018.

The Total Assets / Total Liabilities ratio increased 28% to 9.4 for the six month period ended December 31, 2018 as compared to 7.4 at June 30, 2018.

On November 10, 2018, FONAR Founder Raymond Vahan Damadian, M.D., received ‘The Excellence in Medicine Medal of Honor’ from the Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation at Brooks’s in London, England.

Fraser Henderson, M.D., a neurosurgeon and a member of the steering committee for the Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation said: “Raymond Damadian revolutionized medicine with the discovery and development of MRI.”

Professor Donlin Long, M.D., former Chairman of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University called it: “the single most important diagnostic discovery in the history of all of medicine.”

The award citation included: In 1970, Raymond Damadian made the discovery that is the basis for MR scanning - that there is a marked difference in relaxation times between normal and abnormal tissues of the same type, as well as between different types of normal tissues. This seminal discovery, which remains the basis for the making of every MRI image ever produced, is the foundation of the MRI industry.

President and CEO, Timothy R. Damadian said, “We are very pleased with the results, in particular the 9% increase in Income from Operations for the 6-month period ending on December 31, 2018.

“It’s important to point out that our net income is being affected by the Company’s requirement to record a full Provision for Income Taxes. Fortunately, there are ample tax loss carry-forwards for the company to utilize. Changes in the tax law have benefited the Company by lowering its tax rate, further extending the benefit by reducing future cash outlays, once net operating losses are fully utilized.

“HMCA’s continuing success is fundamentally attributable to the ever-expanding appeal of FONAR MRI technology among patients and physicians. Patients strongly prefer the UPRIGHT® MRI, also known as the Stand-Up® MRI, for its openness, unlike the more conventional ‘tunnel MRIs.’

“Physicians are drawn to the UPRIGHT® MRI as well, for two reasons: They can accommodate their patients’ preferences without compromising on diagnostic image quality, and for the many instances where the anatomy of interest needs to be viewed in any of its normal weight-bearing positions, such as the lower back with the patient standing or sitting, the UPRIGHT® is the only MRI that can do it.

“It’s great technology, but it has to be properly marketed, and the patients and their physicians have to be pleased with the service provided at all 26 HMCA-managed facilities. Our highly experienced, skilled and dedicated management team has successfully achieved that objective year in and year out.

“Looking ahead, we continue to evaluate potential acquisitions, but, as always, we will not take unnecessary risks for short term gains. Apart from acquisitions, we continue to increase patient volume at our existing centers and, at the same time, search for areas whose demographics satisfy our criteria for new locations.”

Raymond V. Damadian, M.D., Chairman of the Board of Directors of FONAR Corporation, said: “I am pleased to report that a peer-reviewed, research chapter, found on-line at IntechOpen.com, gives credit to the FONAR UPRIGHT® MRI. It says: ‘The FONAR upright weight bearing MRI has been shown to be most sensitive in detecting cerebellar tonsillar ectopia since the weight-bearing posture presents the cerebellar tonsils further distended into the foramen magnum.’ Later in the chapter, it also says, 'Upright Cine MRI of the cranio-cervical junction demonstrates CSF flow dynamics.' These give significant credit to the FONAR UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ MRI.”

Dr. Damadian continued: “Essentially, this chapter reports the latest FONAR UPRIGHT® (fully weight-loaded) evidence regarding the craniocervical junction syndrome. My own research, using the FONAR UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ MRI, indicates that the craniocervical junction syndrome is a major cause of many neuro-degenerate diseases. I am delighted to see that other researchers are finding such significant value while using our scanner.”

FONAR, The ™, is located in Melville, NY, was incorporated in 1978, and is the first, oldest and most experienced MRI company in the industry. FONAR introduced the world’s first commercial MRI in 1980, and went public in 1981. FONAR’s signature product is the FONAR UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ MRI (also known as the Stand-Up® MRI), the only whole-body MRI that performs Position™ Imaging (pMRI™) and scans patients in numerous weight-bearing positions, i.e. standing, sitting, in flexion and extension, as well as the conventional lie-down position. The FONAR often detects patient problems that other MRI scanners cannot because they are lie-down and ”weightless” only scanners. The patient-friendly UPRIGHT® MRI has a near-zero patient claustrophobic rejection rate. As a FONAR customer states, “If the patient is claustrophobic in this scanner, they’ll be claustrophobic in my parking lot.” Approximately 85% of patients are scanned sitting while watching TV.

FONAR has new works-in-progress , which circulates throughout the brain and vertebral column at the rate of 32 quarts per day.  This imaging and quantifying of the dynamics of this vital life-sustaining physiology of the body’s neurologic system has been made possible first by FONAR’s introduction of the MRI and now by this latest works-in-progress method for quantifying CSF in all the normal positions of the body, particularly in its upright flow against gravity.  Patients with whiplash or other neck injuries are among those who will benefit from this new understanding.

FONAR’s substantial list of patents includes recent patents for its technology enabling full weight-bearing MRI imaging of all the gravity sensitive regions of the human anatomy, especially the brain, extremities and spine. It includes its newest technology for measuring the Upright cerebral hydraulics of the central nervous system.  FONAR’s UPRIGHT® Multi-Position™ MRI is the only scanner licensed under these patents.

This release may include forward-looking statements from the company that may or may not materialize. Additional information on factors that could potentially affect the company's financial results may be found in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Contact: Daniel Culver
Director of Communications
E-mail: investor@fonar.com
www.fonar.com

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