8/13/2010
Daxor Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2010 Earnings and Team HF Study

Daxor Corporation, (NYSE Amex: DXR), a medical instrumentation and biotechnology company, today announced second quarter earnings for 2010. The Company had net income of $0.04 per share for the current quarter versus net income of $ 1.46 per share for the same period in 2009. The realized gains on sales of securities and dividend income totaled $6,334,635 for the current quarter versus $963,822 for the same period in 2009. The Company continues to be dependent upon income from investments to cover losses from operations.

The Company recorded losses from marking to market short positions of $(4,644,235) during the three months ended June 30, 2010 versus gains of $7,095,451 during the same period in 2009.

The Company recorded losses from marking to market short positions of $(9,416,999) during the six months ended June 30, 2010 versus gains of $776,927 during the same period in 2009.

Income tax expense for the three months ended June 30, 2010 and 2009 includes accruals and tax benefits of $151,822 and $(99,913) for income taxes and $22,528 and $(60,000) for personal holding company tax. These accruals and benefits were offset by a reduction of $(214,296) in the current period for deferred taxes and an increase of $546,106 for the same item in 2009.

Income tax expense for the six months ended June 30, 2010 and 2009 includes accruals of $1,972,290 and $1,552,587 for income taxes and $789,553 and $605,000 for personal holding company tax. These accruals were mostly offset by reductions of $2,217,697 and $1,646,620 for deferred taxes attributable to the marking to market of short positions.

The Company had net income of $0.02 per share for the six months ended June 30, 2010 versus net income of $1.10 for the same period in 2009.The realized gains on sales of securities and dividend income totaled $12,979,425 for the current six month period versus $7,074,953 for the same period in 2009.

For the three months ended June 30, 2010 total operating revenues decreased to $368,332 from $380,420 for the same period in 2009, a decrease of $12,088 or 3.2%. This is directly attributable to a decrease in blood volume kit sales of $14,511 during the current period. Total costs and operating expenses increased for the current three month period by $146,876 or 8.5% to $1,873,402 versus $1,726,526 for the same period in 2009. This is mostly attributable to an increase in professional fees of $169,546 for the current quarter.

For the six months ended June 30, 2010 total operating revenues decreased to $764,604 from $814,457 for the same period in 2009, a decrease of $49,853 or 6.1%. This is directly attributable to a decrease in blood volume kit sales of $51,354 during the current six month period. Total costs and operating expenses increased for the current six month period by $336,771 or 10.3% to $3,611,830 versus $3,275,059 for the same period in 2009 mainly due to an increase in research and development costs of $360,472.

At June 30, 2010, the Company had total assets of $80,224,846 with total stockholders' equity of $43,064,506 versus total assets of $75,186,990 and $47,625,337 of stockholders' equity at December 31, 2009. In the first six months of 2010, the company had significant income from investments which completely offset the operating losses.

For more detailed information on our financial results, please refer to our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 which will be filed later today.

The company is maintaining its efforts associated with research and development as part of the ongoing effort to develop products that are complementary to its current product line. There were 55 Blood Volume Analyzers placed in medical facilities as of June 30, 2010 versus 56 instruments as of June 30, 2009.

Daxor Corporation is sponsoring a multi-center, prospective, randomized clinical trial (TEAM-HF) which will compare heart failure management strategies based on either standard clinical practices or on direct blood volume measurement through use of Daxor's Blood Volume Analyzer BVA-100. Dr. Stuart Katz, the Director of the Heart Failure Program at New York University, will serve as the National Principal Investigator for this study. The objective of TEAM-HF is to determine whether incorporation of blood volume results into the diagnosis and treatment of HF patients leads to decreased hospitalization and mortality, and an improvement in exercise capacity and quality of life. This trial will enroll 300 heart failure patients from 11 medical centers. If it can be demonstrated in a large-scale study that blood volume analysis leads to better patient outcomes, the BVA-100 may become a standard of care in heart failure. Patient enrollment into this study is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2010.

The Company paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on June 16, 2010 to shareholders of record on June 1, 2010. The Board of Directors will decide in the near future about the next dividend payment for 2010.

In 2008, Management instituted a policy of paying dividends when funds were available.

For the Year Ended December 31, 2009, the Company paid a total dividend of $1.35 per share as follows: $0.10 per share on June 15th and $0.25 per share on September 8th along with a year-end dividend of $1.00 per share on December 24th.

The goal of Management is to follow a similar policy for 2010 and pay a total dividend of $1.00 per share for the year if funds are available

The Board of Directors authorized the continuation of the common share buyback program of up to 250,000 shares per year.

 Three Months Ended
June 30
   Six Months Ended
June 30
 20102009    20102009
 
Total Operating Revenues $368,332 $380,420    $764,604 $814,457
Total Costs & Expenses $1,873,402 $1,726,526    $3,611,830 $3,275,059
 
Net Loss from Operations $(1,505,070) $(1,346,106)    $(2,847,226) $(2,460,602)
 
Total Other Income $1,653,480 $7,970,995    $3,487,309 $7,666,980
 
Net Income before Income Taxes $148,410 $6,624,889    $640,083 $5,206,378
 
Income Tax Expense $(39,946) $386,193    $544,146 $510,967
 
Net Income $188,356 $6,238,696    $95,937 $4,695,411
 
Weighted Average Number of
Shares Outstanding (Basic)
 4,242,285  4,263,918     4,244,785  4,274,801
 
Earnings Per Share (Basic) $0.04 $1.46    $0.02 $1.10
 
Weighted Average Number of
Shares Outstanding (Diluted)
 4,242,285  4,263,918     4,244,785  4,296,801
 
Earnings Per Share (Diluted) $0.04 $1.46    $0.02 $1.09

 

 
 
For more infomation, please contact:
Rich Dunn
Director of Operations
212-330-8502
Diane Meegan
Investor Relations
212-330-8512