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Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  August 11, 2023


United-Guardian, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

230 Marcus Boulevard

Hauppauge, New York 11788

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(631) 273-0900

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.10 par value per shareUGNASDAQ Global Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On August 11, 2023, the Registrant issued a press release, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Press Release dated August 11, 2023
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 United-Guardian, Inc.
Date: August 11, 2023By: /s/ Donna Vigilante        
  Donna Vigilante



United-Guardian Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Aug. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United-Guardian, Inc. (NASDAQ:UG) announced today the financial results for the second quarter and first half of 2023. Sales for the six-month period ended June 30th decreased from $7,518,535 in 2022 to $5,220,623 in 2023. Net income decreased from $1,544,789 ($0.34 per share) to $1,217,175 ($0.26 per share). Second quarter sales decreased from $3,626,177 to $2,650,299, with net income decreasing from $633,324 ($0.14 per share) to $461,094 ($0.10 per share).

Donna Vigilante, President of United-Guardian, stated, “The sales decrease for both the second quarter and the first six months of 2023 was primarily due to a decrease in sales of our cosmetic ingredients, which was partially offset by an increase in sales of Renacidin®, the Company’s principal pharmaceutical product, which increased by 7%. The distributor responsible for marketing our Lubrajel® line of cosmetic ingredients in China experienced decreased demand due to increased competition in China from lower-priced competitive products, especially those from Asian producers, along with slow post-COVID economic recovery in China. In addition, customers are maintaining lower inventory levels and changing to just-in-time inventory management, which negatively impacted our sales. We are evaluating various options to increase our sales both in China and in other markets, and are continuing to work closely with our marketing partners to develop new strategies to remain competitive while growing our market share. We are hopeful that these efforts, along with China’s re-opening progress, will result in an increase in sales going forward.”

United-Guardian is a manufacturer of cosmetic ingredients, pharmaceuticals, and medical lubricants.

 Contact:Donna Vigilante
  (631) 273-0900

NOTE: This press release contains both historical and "forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements about the company’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events, such as financial performance, business prospects, and similar matters, are being made in reliance upon the “safe harbor” provisions of that Act. Such statements are subject to a variety of factors that could cause our actual results or performance to differ materially from the anticipated results or performance expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For further information about the risks and uncertainties that may affect the company’s business please refer to the company's reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Financial Results for the
Three and Six Months Ended
June 30, 2023 and 2022


JUNE 30,
  2023  2022  2023  2022 
Net sales$2,650,299 $3,626,177 $5,220,623 $7,518,535 
Costs and expenses:            
Cost of sales 1,429,407  1,693,753  2,523,002  3,403,870 
Operating expenses 574,093  620,229  1,092,039  1,166,978 
Research and development expense  128,729   112,266   255,688   243,932 
Total costs and expenses 2,132,229  2,426,248  3,870,729  4,814,780 
     Income from operations  518,070  1,199,929  1,349,894  2,703,755 
Other income (expense):            
Investment income 54,950  58,860  102,582  99,410 
Net gain (loss) gain on marketable securities  7,479   (460,278)  80,180   (853,938)
Total other income (expense)   62,429   (401,418)  182,762   (754,528)
     Income before provision for income taxes 580,499  798,511  1,532,656  1,949,227 
Provision for income taxes  119,405   165,187   315,481   404,438 
                    Net income$ 461,094 $ 633,324 $1,217,175 $1,544,789 
Earnings per common share            
(basic and diluted)$0.10 $0.14 $0.26 $0.34 
Weighted average shares            
(basic and diluted) 4,594,319  4,594,319  4,594,319  4,594,319 

Additional financial information can be found on the company’s web site at www.u-g.com.

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