Crystal Equity Research Initiates Coverage of Hi-Tech Pharmacal Company, Inc.
Crystal Equity Research, LLC initiated coverage of HI-TECH PHARMACAL COMPANY, INC. (HITK: Nasdaq) with a Buy rating based on Hi-Tech Pharmacal’s building market position and healthy cash flow generation. The Company appears to have found the right level of specialization and focus to capture market share in the highly competitive generic drug space. The full report on Hi-Tech Pharmacal is available at www. crystalequityresearch. com.
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 25, 2006
Crystal Equity Research, LLC initiated coverage of HI-TECH PHARMACAL COMPANY, INC. (HITK: Nasdaq) with a Buy rating based on Hi-Tech Pharmacal’s building market position and healthy cash flow generation. The Company appears to have found the right level of specialization and focus to capture market share in the highly competitive generic drug space. The full report on Hi-Tech Pharmacal is available at www. crystalequityresearch. com. The 21-page report includes a detailed earnings model and analysis of financial results, a discussion of accounting topics, and comments on management, governance, products, markets and competition.
HI-TECH PHARMACAL is a specialty manufacturer and marketer of generic and branded pharmaceutical products. The Company focuses on hard-to-produce liquid products as well as suspension and semi-solid therapies. The Company recently expanded its narcotic and sterile production facilities located in Amityville, New York. Consistent sequential growth in revenue and profits are the testament to Hi-Tech success as a niche player in the highly-competitive generic pharmaceuticals market place. Trailing 12-month sales were $77.5 million at the end of January 2006 compared to $29.6 million in fiscal year 2001 ending April 2001. Over 70% of is generic products, which represent 85% of total revenue, are first or second in market place. Hi-Tech’s formula is based on efforts to be early to market and a focus on products for which few competitors are expected due to high barriers to entry such as manufacturing capability. Investment in new products either through in-licensing or internal development is facilitated by the Company’s strong financial position with no debt and substantial cash balances.
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WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? Purchasers of this report can gain insight into the factors that could drive Hi-Tech revenue in the coming years, how Hi-Tech is positioned against its nearest competitors, and how its stock is valued in comparison to its peer group of generic drug manufacturers. List of tables, charts and exhibits:
Table I: Hi-Tech’s Top-Selling Generic Products
Table II: International Generic Drug Markets and Penetration
Table III: Frequent Filers – Firms with Most Generic Drug Approvals in 2004 and 2005
Table IV: Frequent Filers - Firms with Most Liquid and Topical Approvals – 2004 to 2005
Table V: Selected Mergers and Acquisitions in World Generic Drug Industry
Table VI: Hi-Tech Insider and Significant Ownership
Table VII: Stock-based Compensation Accounting
Table VIII: Corporate Governance
Table IX: Summary Historical and Projected Sales and EPS
Table X: Flonase Unit and Dollar Sales
Table XI: Hi-Tech’s Potential in the Flonase? Fluticasone Propionate Market
Table XII: Historic and Projected Sales and Earnings
Table XIII: Peer Group Comparison - Generic Drug Developers
Chart I: Hi-Tech Sales Mix by Category in Fiscal Year 2005
Chart II: Generic Substitution Rates
Chart III: Generic Drug ANDA Submissions and Approvals
Chart IV: Hi-Tech Historic and Net Income
Chart V: Hi-Tech Quarter Sales Trends
Exhibit I: Corporate History and Stock Price Movement
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