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Nature’s Sunshine Products posts dip in net income

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PROVO — Nature's Sunshine Products said Thursday it had net income of $4 million, or 25 cents per share, for the quarter ended March 31. That compares with net income of $4.5 million, or 26 cents per share, for the same period a year ago.

The manufacturer and marketer of encapsulated herbs and vitamins said sales totaled $81.7 million, up slightly from $81.4 million in the prior-year period.

The company said international operations achieved record sales revenue of $35.7 million, compared to $32 million for the same period in the prior year. International sales account for about 44 percent of total sales revenue.

The company's stock was priced at $7.60 early Thursday, down 38 cents from Wednesday's close. In the past year, it has ranged from $5.68 to $9.43.