PharmEng International Inc.

PharmEng International Inc.

August 30, 2005 09:34 ET

PharmEng Reports Second Quarter Earnings for 2005

TORONTO, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 30, 2005) - PharmEng International Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PII), a full-service consulting and contract manufacturing company, today reported its second quarter results for the period ended June 30, 2005.

For the second quarter ended June 30, 2005,

- The Company had revenues of $2,202,329 compared to $1,695,387
for the first quarter ended March 31, 2005. This increase of
30% is a result of both organic growth in the domestic market
and a sharp increase in US consulting business.

- Consulting fee revenues increased 30% or $431,303 to $1.85
million in the second quarter from $1.42 million in the first
quarter of 2005. Margins on consulting income also increased
in the second quarter from 39% for the three-month period ended
March 31, 2005 to 52.2% for the three-month period ended June 30,

- Revenues from the Company's pharmaceutical manufacturing
subsidiary, Keata, increased 28% in the second quarter to $344,835
from $269,467 in the first quarter of 2005. Margins on the Keata
business also increased from 28% for the three-month period ended
March 31, 2005 to 44% for the three-month period ended June 30,

- The Company reported a net loss after taxes for the quarter of
$(250,952) or $(0.007) per share.

"The quarter was our first full reporting period since going public in April 2005. We are pleased with these results as we continue to grow both our consulting and contract manufacturing business," commented Alan Kwong, CEO and Chairman of PharmEng. "As part of our ongoing business strategy, we are continuing to build our manufacturing and international consulting operations."

The following financial highlights for the quarter June 30, 2005 indicate that while the consulting business continues to be profitable, losses are a result of the ramping up of the Keata operation.

Financial Highlights:

Three Months Six Months ended
ended June 30, 2005 June 30, 2005
Pharmeng Technology:
Income before taxes $180,609 $330,617
Assets (before depreciation) 3,101,296 5,360,972
Sales 1,857,224 3,283,145
Interest expense 11,561 25,114
Amortization 16,991 31,534
Income tax expense 65,236 119,419

Keata Pharma:
Loss before taxes (366,324) (654,507)
Assets (before depreciation) 1,196,329 2,026,932
Sales 345,105 614,572
Interest expense 3,588 11,067
Amortization 45,626 90,766
Income tax expense (benefit) (184,433) (356,121)

Business Highlights Reported in the Second Quarter MD & A

- Successful closing in August 2005 of $1. 0 million private

- Building of management team continued; and

- Signed a government financing package, previously announced,
for Cape Breton manufacturing facility for $6.75 M with an
additional $3.6 M of payroll rebates

About PharmEng International Inc.

PharmEng International Inc., headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is a full-service consulting and contract manufacturing company that serves the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in North America and internationally. Consulting services include project management, engineering, GMP, validation, calibration, regulatory compliance and certified training. Contract manufacturing includes pharmaceutical support, formulation development, laboratory testing, and finished solid dosage and liquid products. Building on a foundation of over seven years of successful consulting, PharmEng in combination with its wholly owned manufacturing subsidiary, Keata, has evolved into one of Canada's leading pharmaceutical companies.

PharmEng's shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol PII. For more information about PharmEng, please visit the Company's website at


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