LANSING, Mich., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) announced today that its net income for the third quarter of FY 2013, which ended Feb. 28, increased 27% to $6,652,000, or $0.27 per share, compared to the prior year's third quarter net income of $5,244,000, or $0.22 a share. Year to date, nine-month net income increased 22% to $20,158,000, or $0.83 per share, compared to $16,485,000, or $0.69 per share, in the prior year.
Third quarter revenues were $51,055,000, an increase of 14% from the previous year's third quarter revenues of $44,912,000. Year to date, nine-month revenues increased 12% in the current fiscal year to $151,522,000 from FY 2012's $135,501,000.
"We are pleased to report another record-breaking quarter for revenues and even bigger income growth," said James Herbert, Neogen's chief executive officer and chairman. "The growth and improved earnings are the result of increased market share, new products, and revenues from recent acquisitions. The quarter also saw the opening of several new market opportunities that should help fuel future growth."
Neogen's gross margin increased to 53.5% of sales in its third quarter, compared to 51.0% of sales for FY 2012's third quarter. For the year to date, gross margins were also 53.5%, reflective of a shift in product mix toward higher margin products, including food safety diagnostics, rodenticides, new products acquired in the Macleod acquisition, and manufacturing efficiencies. Operating expenses increased during the quarter, primarily as a result of investments made in the company's sales and marketing infrastructure, and personnel and related expenses absorbed through acquisition.
"Cost reductions in raw material and productivity improvements, in addition to the favorable product mix, have pushed up gross margins," said Lon Bohannon, Neogen's president and chief
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