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Psychemedics Corporation Announces 2013 Earnings Up 28% And Record Revenues

February 10, 2014

DECLARES 70th CONSECUTIVE QUARTERLY DIVIDEND

ACTON, Mass., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Psychemedics Corporation (NASDAQ: PMD) today announced fourth quarter and year-end financial results for the period ended December 31, 2013. The Company also announced a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share payable to shareholders of record as of February 21, 2014 to be paid on March 7, 2014. This will be the Company’s 70(th) consecutive quarterly dividend.

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The Company’s revenue for the year ended December 31, 2013 was $26.9 million versus $25.2 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012, an increase of 7%. Net income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2013 was $3.8 million or $0.72 per diluted share, versus $3.0 million or $0.57 per diluted share, for the comparable period last year, an increase of 28%.The Company’s revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 was $6.5 million versus $5.7 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, an increase of 15%. Net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 was $868 thousand or $0.16 per diluted share, versus $273 thousand or $0.05 per diluted share, for the comparable period last year, an increase of 218%.

Raymond C. Kubacki, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said,

“2013 was the second consecutive year of record revenues and the Company achieved substantial earnings growth of 28% over 2012. In addition, the Company expanded its product offering in 2013 by building on the technology advances in 2012 with the launch of a hair test for alcohol which looks back at the same 90 day period as our patented drug test. The Company also expanded product offerings through its new partnerships in the instant drug and alcohol testing arena.

“The extraordinary growth in earnings in the fourth quarter compared to 2012 was driven by several factors including an increase in revenues of 15% in 2013, higher than normal expenses in 2012 related to transition costs of new technologies which were implemented in 2012 and did not re-occur in 2013, and a benefit due to a change in the calculation of California income tax. The change in California income tax rate significantly lowered the Company’s overall income tax rate. The total benefit was realized in the fourth quarter of 2013 and had a positive impact of approximately $0.05 per diluted share. Without this positive tax impact, our EPS would still have been up 18%.

“With regard to new business, in December 2013, the Company noted that the Brazilian Federal Government had announced new guidelines that will require professional drivers in the transportation industry to pass a hair drug test when obtaining or renewing their driver’s license. The first testing is expected to begin on July 1, 2014. We are excited about competing for the hair testing business in Brazil. Psychemedics has a very strong partner in Psychemedics Brasil, a Brazilian-owned independent distributor who we have worked closely with for over 15 years helping a variety of Brazilian organizations work to achieve a drug free workplace. We look forward to continuing to work together on this new opportunity to positively impact public safety as it relates to the transportation industry.

“We are very excited about this opportunity and believe the potential volume from this Brazil opportunity could be very substantial. In order to service that potential volume, we need to make significant investments in plant, equipment and people. These investments must be made in the first half of 2014 to be ready for the July 1 start date. During this period, we will not have any revenues from this Brazil opportunity to offset these costs. Therefore, we would expect earnings in the first half of 2014 to be unfavorably impacted.

“The Company’s balance sheet remains strong with approximately $4.0 million in cash and cash equivalents and no long-term debt. Our directors share our confidence in the future of Psychemedics and remain committed to rewarding shareholders and sharing the financial success of the Company with them as we grow. Therefore, we are pleased to declare our quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share. This dividend represents our 70(th) consecutive quarterly dividend.”

Psychemedics Corporation is the world’s largest provider of hair testing for the detection of drugs of abuse. The Company’s patented process is used by thousands of U.S. and international clients, including over 10% of the Fortune 500 companies, for pre-employment and random drug testing. Major police departments, Federal Reserve Banks, schools, and other public entities also rely on our unique patented drug testing process. We strongly believe our drug testing method to be superior to any other product currently in use, including traditional urine testing and other hair testing methods.

The Psychemedics web site is www.psychemedics.com.

Cautionary Statement for purposes of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: From time to time, information provided by Psychemedics may contain forward-looking information that involves risks and uncertainties. In particular, statements contained in this release that are not historical facts (including but not limited to statements concerning earnings, earnings per share, revenues, dividends, future business, growth opportunities, new accounts, customer base, market share, test volume, sales and marketing strategies, foreign drug testing laws and regulations, required investments in plant, equipment and people) may be “forward looking” statements. Actual results may differ from those stated in any forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such differences include but are not limited to risks associated with the development of markets for new products and services offered, costs of capacity expansion, U.S. and foreign government regulation, including but not limited to FDA regulations, competition and general economic conditions and other factors disclosed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

                              Psychemedics Corporation

                                   Balance Sheets

                                    (UNAUDITED)

                         Three Months Ended              Twelve Months Ended

                            December 31,                    December 31,

                              2013                  2012         2013               2012
                              ----                  ----         ----               ----

    Revenues            $6,483,916            $5,658,184  $26,870,297        $25,223,534

    Cost
     of
     revenues            2,832,154             2,892,745   11,476,263         10,971,886
                         ---------             ---------   ----------         ----------

    Gross
     profit              3,651,762             2,765,439   15,394,034         14,251,648
                         ---------             ---------   ----------         ----------

    Operating Expenses:

        General
        &
        administrative   1,081,803             1,024,964    4,157,597          3,946,844

        Marketing
        &
        selling          1,269,713             1,130,210    4,704,970          4,543,598

        Research
        &
        development        267,091               146,487      825,102            825,518
                           -------               -------      -------            -------

    Total
     Operating
     Expenses            2,618,607             2,301,661    9,687,669          9,315,960
                         ---------             ---------    ---------          ---------

     Operating
     income              1,033,155               463,778    5,706,365          4,935,688

    Other
     income                    280                   447       92,273              1,889
                               ---                   ---       ------              -----

    Net
     income
     before
     provision
     for
     income
     taxes               1,033,435               464,225    5,798,638          4,937,577

     Provision
     for
     income
     taxes                 165,496               191,612    1,993,428          1,957,948
                           -------               -------    ---------          ---------

    Net
     income
     and
     comprehensive
     income               $867,939              $272,613   $3,805,210         $2,979,629
                          ========              ========   ==========         ==========

    Basic
     net
     income
     per
     share                   $0.16                 $0.05        $0.72              $0.57
                             =====                 =====        =====              =====

     Diluted
     net
     income
     per
     share                   $0.16                 $0.05        $0.72              $0.57
                             =====                 =====        =====              =====

     Dividends
     declared
     per
     share                   $0.15                 $0.15        $0.60              $0.60
                             =====                 =====        =====              =====

     Weighted
     average
     common
     shares
     outstanding,
     basic               5,313,766             5,272,428    5,299,060          5,260,320
                         =========             =========    =========          =========

     Weighted
     average
     common
     shares
     outstanding,
     diluted             5,342,509             5,291,370    5,315,463          5,272,542
                         =========             =========    =========          =========
                                                       Psychemedics Corporation

                                            Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income

                                                             (UNAUDITED)

                                                           December 31,                   December 31,

                                                                              2013                           2012
                                                                              ----                           ----

                                       ASSETS

    Current Assets:

    Cash and cash equivalents                                           $3,970,512                     $3,065,785

    Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts

    of $144,921 in 2013 and
     $121,583 in 2012                                                    4,368,864                      4,620,768

    Prepaid expenses and other
     current assets                                                        769,269                        823,274

    Income tax receivable                                                  554,828                        854,212

    Deferred tax assets                                                    292,795                        209,877
                                                                           -------                        -------

    Total Current Assets                                                 9,956,268                      9,573,916

    Fixed Assets, net of accumulated amortization and
     depreciation

    of $5,175,722 in 2013 and
     $4,395,605 in 2012                                                  6,050,203                      4,201,409

    Other assets                                                           543,345                        345,293
                                                                           -------                        -------

    Total Assets                                                       $16,549,816                    $14,120,618
                                                                       ===========                    ===========

                        LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

    Current Liabilities:

    Accounts payable                                                      $510,550                       $669,789

    Accrued expenses                                                     2,447,920                      1,413,541
                                                                         ---------                      ---------

    Total Current Liabilities                                            2,958,470                      2,083,330

    Deferred tax liabilities,
     long-term                                                           1,314,221                        814,619
                                                                         ---------                        -------

    Total Liabilities                                                    4,272,691                      2,897,949
                                                                         ---------                      ---------

    Shareholders' Equity:

    Preferred-stock, $0.005 par value, 872,521 shares authorized,

    no shares issued or
     outstanding                                                                --                             --

    Common stock, $0.005 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized

    5,981,896 shares issued in
     2013 and 5,940,558 shares
     issued in 2012                                                         29,910                         29,703

    Additional paid-in capital                                          28,888,712                     28,460,764

    Accumulated deficit                                                 (6,559,708)                    (7,186,009)

    Less -Treasury stock, at
     cost, 668,130 shares in
     2013 and 2012                                                     (10,081,789)                   (10,081,789)
                                                                       -----------                    -----------

    Total Shareholders' Equity                                          12,277,125                     11,222,669
                                                                        ----------                     ----------

    Total Liabilities and
     Shareholders' Equity                                              $16,549,816                    $14,120,618
                                                                       ===========                    ===========

Contact: Neil Lerner
Vice President of Finance
(978) 206-8220
Neill@psychemedics.com

SOURCE Psychemedics Corporation


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