RENO, Nevada, April 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Itronics Inc. (OTC: ITRO), an emerging 'Clean Tech Materials' growth Company that manufactures GOLD'n GRO Multi-Nutrient Fertilizers and produces Silver, announced sales results for the first quarter which ended March 31, 2020.
Total Revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2020 were $669,021, up 76 percent compared to $380,531, in the same period in 2019. The increase was produced by a 68 percent increase in fertilizer sales and a 298 percent increase in silver sales compared to the prior year period.
The Company believes it is still on a path to more than double sales for the full year 2020, driven by a strong fertilizer marketing program and solid field demonstrations showing improved crop quality and yield. The outlook for silver sales is for a further increase in 2020 due to ongoing pilot scale circuit board refining operations continuing to produce bullion for periodic shipment.
March GOLD'n GRO fertilizer sales growth was reduced against forecast due to cool rainy weather in our markets, delaying those sales into the second quarter. Uncertainties created by the Covid-19 virus pandemic may be negatively affecting sales to an unknown degree. "In spite of the enormous uncertainties which emerged in mid-February and continued through March, the fact that our sales increased by 76 percent is very positive," said Dr. John Whitney, Itronics' President. "We are confident that the Company is still on a path to more than double sales in 2020."
During the first quarter the Company announced completion of a detailed three-year growth plan for Reno manufacturing operations, and a 10-year growth plan for consolidated operations that include expansion to the new "Itronics Clean Materials Technology Campus near Yerington, NV." Itronics is expecting to achieve rapid growth over the next several years, driven by GOLD'n GRO fertilizer sales and supported by development of additional technologies from the Company's portfolio of "Zero Waste Energy Saving Technologies".
2020 First Quarter Sales Results
Unaudited Revenues for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020 together with comparative unaudited figures for the 2019 first quarter are presented below:
ITRONICS INC. REVENUES
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Headquartered in Reno, Nevada, Itronics Inc. is an emerging Cleantech Growth Company that uses proprietary multi-nutrient fertilizer manufacturing technologies to produce GOLD'n GRO multi-nutrient fertilizers and breakthrough Zero Waste Technologies to recover fertilizer ingredients, silver bullion, and silver-bearing glass from waste streams that contain silver, gold, copper, zinc, tin, and other metals. The Company's goal is to achieve profitable green technology driven organic growth in specialty GOLD'n GRO fertilizers, silver, zinc, and minerals. The Company's technologies maximize the recovery and uses of metals and minerals and by doing this maximize sustainability.
The Company's environmentally friendly award winning GOLD'n GRO liquid fertilizers, which are extensively used in agriculture, can be used for lawns and houseplants, and are available at the Company's "e-store" on Amazon.Com at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_lawn-garden?ie+UTF8&field-brandtextbin=GOLD%27n+GRO&node+2972638011. Due to expanded retail customer interest, GOLD'n GRO fertilizer may now be purchased in Reno, Nevada at "Buy Nevada First Gift Shop", 4001 S. Virginia St.
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