RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (March 17, 2023) – PURE Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: PURE), creator of the patented non-toxic silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, today reported financial results for the fiscal second quarter and six-month period ended January 31, 2023.
Q2: Summary of Results of Operations
|●||Net product sales were $396,000 and $415,000 for the fiscal second quarter ended January 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively. The decrease of $19,000 was attributable to decreased sales across our distribution network.|
|●||Net loss for the fiscal second quarter ended January 31, 2023 was $1,060,000, compared to $702,000 for the fiscal second quarter ended January 31, 2022.|
|●||Net loss, excluding share-based compensation, for the fiscal second quarter ended January 31, 2023 was $933,000, compared to $522,000 for the fiscal second quarter ended January 31, 2022.|
|●||Net loss per share was ($0.01) for the fiscal second quarters ended January 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively.|
Six Months: Summary of Results of Operations
|●||Net product sales were $863,000 and $912,000 for the six months ended January 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively. The decrease of $49,000 was attributable to decreased sales across our transportation and distribution network.|
|●||Net loss for the six months ended January 31, 2023 was $2,053,000, compared to $1,498,000 for the six months ended January 31, 2022.|
|●||Net loss, excluding share-based compensation, for the six months ended January 31, 2023 was $1,842,000, compared to $1,128,000 for the six months ended January 31, 2022.|
|●||Net loss per share was ($0.02) for the six months ended January 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively.|
New Chief Executive Officer and President
On March 15, 2023 (the “Effective Date”), Tom Y. Lee, the President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Pure Bioscience, Inc. (the “Company”), resigned as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective as of the Effective Date. Mr. Lee will continue to serve as a member of the Board.
Additionally, the Board appointed Robert Bartlett, a member of the Board, as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective as of the Effective Date.
Mr. Lee said, “I’m happy to announce the appointment of Robert F. Bartlett as Chief Executive Officer of PURE Bioscience. Robert is a proven leader with decades of experience in both large and small corporations. Robert has the skill set required to help the company increase revenue in new and existing market segments. With Robert on board, Tom Myers will transition from the Chief Operating Officer role to Executive Vice President of Technology and Development. This will give Mr. Myers the ability to focus on technical sales, business relationships, and research and development.”
Mr. Bartlett, said, “PURE’s sales over the last year have shown that our sales approach delivered lackluster results. My immediate focus will be to enhance our current customer base along with redirecting our sales efforts into new and existing channels that are showing growth. It’s my belief that we must have the right people in place to manage and grow our sales. Focus and accountability will be paramount as the company builds a new sales strategy.”
About PURE Bioscience, Inc.
PURE is focused on developing and commercializing our proprietary antimicrobial products primarily in the food safety arena. We provide solutions to combat the health and environmental challenges of pathogen and hygienic control. Our technology platform is based on patented, stabilized ionic silver, and our initial products contain silver dihydrogen citrate, better known as SDC. This is a broad-spectrum, non-toxic antimicrobial agent, and formulates well with other compounds. As a platform technology, SDC is distinguished from existing products in the marketplace because of its superior efficacy, reduced toxicity and mitigation of bacterial resistance. PURE is headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, California (San Bernardino metropolitan area). Additional information on PURE is available at www.purebio.com.
Forward-looking Statements: Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements in this press release, including quotes from management, concerning the Company’s expectations, plans, business outlook, future performance, future potential revenues, expected results of the Company’s marketing efforts, the execution of contracts under negotiation and any other statements concerning assumptions made or expectations as to any future events, conditions, performance or other matters, are “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the Company’s failure to implement or otherwise achieve the benefits of its proposed business initiatives and plans; economic and other disruptions resulting from COVID-19; acceptance of the Company’s current and future products and services in the marketplace, including the Company’s ability to convert successful evaluations and tests for PURE Control and PURE Hard Surface into customer orders and customers continuing to place product orders as expected and to expand their use of the Company’s products; the Company’s ability to maintain relationships with its partners and other counterparties; the Company’s ability to generate sufficient revenues and reduce its operating expenses in order to reach profitability; the Company’s ability to raise the funding required to support its continued operations and the implementation of its business plan; the ability of the Company to develop effective new products and receive required regulatory approvals for such products, including the required data and regulatory approvals required to use its SDC-based technology as a direct food contact processing aid in raw meat processing and to expand its use in OLR poultry processing; competitive factors, including customer acceptance of the Company’s SDC-based products that are typically more expensive than existing treatment chemicals; dependence upon third-party vendors, including to manufacture its products; and other risks detailed in the Company’s periodic report filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC), including its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2022, Form 10-Q for the fiscal first quarter ended October 31, 2022, and Form 10-Q for the fiscal second quarter ended January 31, 2023. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. By making these forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.
Mark Elliott, VP Finance
PURE Bioscience, Inc.
Phone: 619-596-8600 ext.: 116