Ballard Medical Products reported net income of $1.78 million or 21 cents per share for the first quarter of fiscal 1991 ended Dec. 31, up from $983,120 or 12.1 cents per share for the same period last year.

Fiscal 1990 per share numbers are restated for the company's October 1990, 50 percent stock dividend. The company reported 8.07 million shares of common stock outstanding.Net sales for the quarter were $8.61 million, up from $6.02 million for the first three months of last year.

The company is completing construction of a new 120,000 square foot headquarters and manufacturing facility in Draper that it expects to occupy next month.