Winner Medical Reaffirms Its Revenue Guidance for FY2008

2008-10-20 15:35 683

Focused Strategies Ensure Strong Sales Growth Continues

SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Winner Medical Group Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WMDG; "Winner Medical" or "the Company") a leading manufacturer in the medical dressing (medical and wound care products) industry in China, today filed a Form 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In the filing, the Company reaffirmed its revenue guidance, stating that revenue for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008 will be towards the high end of the range of $83 million to $85.8 million, equivalent to an increase of 18% to 22% over fiscal year 2007 revenue.

Mr. Jianquan Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said, "Continuous focused execution of our strategy to sell higher margin products to leading international branded companies has led us to achieve the top end of our fiscal 2008 guidance. During the fiscal year, we deepened our relationships with most of our customers in the European US and Japan markets; these solid relationships are a platform for sustainable growth for Winner Medical. Our broad base of customers and leading market position also allow us to deliver strong revenue growth.

"Moreover, based on the preliminary results at the end of fiscal year 2008, our balance sheet remains solid and our cash and cash equivalents position was at a level higher than that of 2007."

Mr. Li added, "We continue to see solid growth in our order pipeline as a result of our strategy to focus on leading international branded companies. Our customers largely consider our products to be non-discretionary in nature, which protects our sales from the recent financial crisis. In fact, we are seeing substantial increases in PurCotton orders, particularly from customers in Japan and US. As we enter 2009, we will continue our efforts to control costs and enhance efficiency via equipment improvements designed to create leaner production lines."

Winner Medical's guidance for the fiscal year 2008 was last confirmed in the Company's third quarter FY2008 earnings release dated August 11, 2008, which can be found on Winner Medical's website at .

FY2008 Earnings Announcement

Winner Medical plans to release its annual results for the year ended September 30, 2008 in early December 2008. The Company will announce the details of the earnings conference call in due course.

About Winner Medical

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forward- looking statements attributable to Winner Medical or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors. Other than as required under the securities laws, Winner Medical does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.

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Investor Relations Contacts:

Peng Zhai

Assistant Manager, Investor Relations

Winner Medical Group Inc.

Tel: +86-755-2806-6858


Hong Kong

Pamela Leung

Taylor Rafferty

Tel: +852-3196-3712


United States

Delia Cannan

Taylor Rafferty

Tel: +1-212-889-4350


Source: Winner Medical Group Inc.
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